Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 3

by obutterwick   April 3, 2013  

Again, I'll probably live to regret my changes. Had fancied Anton for this one but form suggests otherwise. Perhaps a toss up between Gorka and Ion if going for a Euskatel rider in support of Sanchez.

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Not overly bothered about Pinot, he'll be looking to peak at the Tour so he's not likely to be in top shape.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 15:57

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Bugger it - Henao just pips Betancurt. Great finish!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:00

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Henao wins, Quintana 4th porte ulissi (in my purist)Contador 7th yeah!! didn't do great!!

posted by Alan Tullett [1431 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:00

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2,4,5,6,7 and Landa for both teams, plus 8 in purist, and Txurruka in standard - got to be happy with that! (Shame I didn't take the penalty and drop Gilbert...)

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:05

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1,4,5,6,8,9,10 Smile

posted by simon F [978 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:08

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Damn Henao, was hoping Porte would be the preferred rider today. 2,4,6,7 & 8 so far.

Stage 3 -
1 Henao
2 Betancur
3 Caruso +5
4 Quintana +8
5 Ulissi +10
6 Porte +10
7 Contador +10
8 Spilak +10
9 Anton +16

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:11

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Any idea what happened to Sanchez/Fuglsang/Peraud?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:16

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1, 4, 6, 10 plus Txurruka, Fraile and Didier, top 3 GC. Big points but should have had Anton rather than Izagirre. Ulissi in my purist. Should have had him in my main team.

Should make up some ground on Ray Silvester today Wink Wink

posted by Alan Tullett [1431 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:17

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drheaton wrote:
Any idea what happened to Sanchez/Fuglsang/Peraud?

3ª etapa Vuelta al País Vasco: Volador Henao (Top 15)

Etapa 3:
1. Sergio Luis Henao (Sky) 3:54:22
2. Carlos Betancur (Ag2r) m.t.
3. Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha) a 5
4. Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) a 8
5. Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) a 10
6. Richie Porte (Sky) m.t.
7. Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) m.t.
8. Simon Spilak (Katusha) m.t.
9. Igor Antón (Euskaltel-Euskadi) a 16
10. Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) a 21
11. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Sharp)
12. Beñat Intxausti (Movistar Team)
13. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r La Mondiale)
14. José Herrada (Movistar Team)
15. John Gadret (Ag2r La Mondiale)

posted by Alan Tullett [1431 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:18

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10. Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) a 21
11. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Sharp)
12. Beñat Intxausti (Movistar Team)
13. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r La Mondiale)
14. José Herrada (Movistar Team)
15. John Gadret (Ag2r La Mondiale)

posted by simon F [978 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:19

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Sanchez 10
Peraud 13
Fulsgang 17

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posted by Philip Unwin [771 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:20

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Elissonde and Schleck big flops for me Thinking

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:21

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16 WEENING Pieter
17 FUGLSANG Jakob
18 CUNEGO Damiano
19 BAGOT Yoann
20 KREUZIGER Roman

posted by simon F [978 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:22

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Hmmm, hope Barguil scores a point as that'd round up a full house badge for me today. Dissapointing from Fuglsang, expecting more of Sanchez tomorrow.

Hopefully I can stay ahead of TER as he's got Talansky who I think dropped some time today.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:25

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ray silvester wrote:
Elissonde and Schleck big flops for me Thinking

4,6,7,10,17 and 18 + Txurruka

2,3,4 and 7 GC

pretty poor and was rather hoping that Pink/Blue guy was going to be Cunego and NOT Ulissi Angry

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:27

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Txurruka probably took the lantern rouge too Sad

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posted by Philip Unwin [771 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:29

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Schleck 60th, ahead of De Gendt - that must be his best finish of the season...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:31

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Philip Unwin wrote:
Txurruka probably took the lantern rouge too Sad

Probably worth bringing him in for table points alone, he's got 10 after all with Mountain and Meta Volante and there are still lots of points out there to win so he probably hasn't mathematically sewn it up yet.

posted by Alan Tullett [1431 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:35

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chrisdstripes wrote:
Schleck 60th, ahead of De Gendt - that must be his best finish of the season...

He might be worth having by the time the Criterium du D or Tour de Suisse come along.

posted by Alan Tullett [1431 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:36

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I knew Fraile would come good. Wink

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:38

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4,6,7,8,10,18 plus gc points plus whatever Navarro mopped up .....not a bad day at the office for a change Cool

posted by chiv30 [849 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:40

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4,6,8,9,11,13. A little disappointed as took out Ulissi for Anton, cost me a few points. But I am very unhappy as my eldest, who is already slaughtering me on this game had Henao and Txurruka. Thank god she is on a sleepover tonight......

Actually that might not be such a great idea!

Natalia! come home I've got some good news....

posted by stevemarks [404 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:47

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Alan Tullett wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
Schleck 60th, ahead of De Gendt - that must be his best finish of the season...

He might be worth having by the time the Criterium du D or Tour de Suisse come along.


He does seem to be slowly getting himself together, would be great if he tries to get into a break this week and show a bit of grit for a change. I personally think a return to form could be a long way off yet...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:51

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1,2,6,7,10 today, plus 1,3,4,10 in GC, with Txurruka hoovering up the KoM and MV points and Porte's team bonus. 182 says the man with no maths skills.

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:57

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A good day for both my teams.

Full house for my standard team: 4,5,6,7,8,9,18 + Txurruka & Didier (-20 point penalty).
And only Talansky didn't score for my purists: 2,4,5,6,7,8 + Txurruka & Landa.

Big Grin

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 17:16

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Wig_Billy wrote:
A good day for both my teams.

Full house for my standard team: 4,5,6,7,8,9,18 + Txurruka & Didier (-20 point penalty).
And only Talansky didn't score for my purists: 2,4,5,6,7,8 + Txurruka & Landa.

Big Grin

Was that a WADA van pulling up outside your house Wig_Billy? Crying

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 19:16

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Scores are updating, looks like I managed 144 including my 20 point penalty, now, what do I do about tomorrow?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 19:43

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drheaton wrote:
Scores are updating, looks like I managed 144 including my 20 point penalty, now, what do I do about tomorrow?

Straight swap of Henao for Talanksy for me and maybe Ulissi for Fuglsnag (but think he will feature friday) or maybe Betancurt for Cardoso

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3784 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 20:40

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
drheaton wrote:
Scores are updating, looks like I managed 144 including my 20 point penalty, now, what do I do about tomorrow?

Straight swap of Henao for Talanksy for me and maybe Ulissi for Fuglsnag (but think he will feature friday) or maybe Betancurt for Cardoso

179. One point off my fourth 180. Damn!

Swapped G Izagirre for Ulissi and Fraile for Betancurt. Will probably save transfers from now until the TT. Sticking with Talansky as tomorrow's stage finish will suit him better (Porte too) as it's not too steep at the end and for the TT. (To be honest if I'd known just how steep it was today at the very beginning of the tour I probably wouldn't have had him in at the beginning.)

posted by Alan Tullett [1431 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 22:41

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148 for me....didn't turn out that badly after all!!

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
4th April 2013 - 11:11

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