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Again I'm travelling so have picked my team early with the risk of some injuries or illness in the next 24hrs!!

Not quite my dream team but I stuck with 6 transfers and no penalties...

-Degenkolb
-Roelandts
-Cancellara
-Phinney
-Chavanel
-Boom
-Van Summeren
-Stannard
-Offredo

I fancy EBH to do well but can't fit him in!

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ianbar [8 posts] 3 years ago
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looks pretty similar to what i expect to end up with, defo no ebh for me though Degenkolb interests me, not sure how much to go by past pr to pick by.

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Philip Unwin [958 posts] 3 years ago
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Simple question. Looked everywhere, but can't find the actual start time.  39

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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Short answer 10:20 (CET) virtual start, 10:30 (CET) real start.

Details :-
http://www.letour.fr/2013/PRX/COURSE/us/le_parcours.html

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Philip Unwin [958 posts] 3 years ago
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simon F wrote:

Short answer 10:20 (CET) virtual start, 10:30 (CET) real start.

Details :-
http://www.letour.fr/2013/PRX/COURSE/us/le_parcours.html

Thanks

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Philip Unwin [958 posts] 3 years ago
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Thanks

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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I have no clue what's being said about it or anything that's happened this week. So I have made some changes. The only guy I have NO clue about is Sinkeldam, I just liked the name  19

Edvald Boasson Hagen
Fabian Cancellara
Taylor Phinney
Heinrich Haussler
Sylvain Chavanel
Alexander Kristoff
Yoann Offredo
Ramon Sinkeldam
Jimmy Engoulvent

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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I had 8 transfers left for this. Only used 5. I just hope I haven't made some major mistake somewhere.

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 3 years ago
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Well, I'll give my team now. Will probably only watch a bit live, probably on Tesco wireless as there's one near the ground where my daughter's playing in a semi and I can't miss that! Have to watch it on highlights.

So

Ladagnous
Phinney
Roelands
Cancellara
Turgot
Offredo
Flecha
Paolini
Boom

Amazing how many good riders you can get in a team! Almost too easy really! Not sure about Flecha, could have gone Terpstra, who I think will do better than Chavanal. Cancellara by no means a cert. if his falls are real. We could have a surprise winner! Without Sagan there are so many points to play with. Spoilt for choice really!

Looks good on paper but we'll see tomorrow. I'll watch as much of the early stages as I can!

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Once again Alan Tullett and I have differences for our teams in our Forum's Scorum's podium battle.

Cancellara-same
Boom-same
Turgot-same
Flecha-same
Degenkolb-AT has Paolini
Chavanel-AT has Roelandts
Stannard-AT has Offredo
Hushovd-AT has Phinney
Langeveld-AT has Ladagnous

We'll probably both get destoyed by Wig_Billy who'll have something mad like a 1-2-3 of Thomas,Kristoff,Terpstra!!!

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chrisdstripes [1716 posts] 3 years ago
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I went the same route as Gkam - 8 guys I think will do well, and one with a cool name! Was always going with 2 OPQ guys - they know how to ride here.

Cancellara
Chavanel
Terpstra
Stannard
Kristoff
Turgot
Boom
Phinney
Bob Jungels! (Won the U23 race last year and is in great form - probably doing nothing but at least if he finishes he could get 5 for being Cancellara's teammate...)

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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Please can we all cross our fingers for a Stannard win? I put a fiver on at 500/1, following the British Champs. Oh, and the points would be nice, too.

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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Degenkolb - tipping himself for a top 10
Flecha - surely going all out, again
Cancellara - because it's him
Phinney - 2nd favourite with the bookies
Thomas - making amends, if he stays in the saddle
Chavanel - team leader, good form
Vansummeren - hearing good things coming from Kortrijk
Stannard - talking up his chances of a podium
Devolder - points with a Spartacus win, but ok form too

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TERatcliffe26 [4579 posts] 3 years ago
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Cancellara
Turgot
Boom
Roelandts
Chavanel
Flecha
Vansummeren
Paolini
Offredo

Think they could all top 20. I was 0.2 credits from having Stannard instead of Offredo. Although I think Hayman will be the Sky rider, but wasn't brave enough to pick over Vansummeren

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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chrisdstripes wrote:

I went the same route as Gkam - 8 guys I think will do well, and one with a cool name! Was always going with 2 OPQ guys - they know how to ride here.

Cancellara
Chavanel
Terpstra
Stannard
Kristoff
Turgot
Boom
Phinney
Bob Jungels! (Won the U23 race last year and is in great form - probably doing nothing but at least if he finishes he could get 5 for being Cancellara's teammate...)

Jungels in the early break

The full list:
Evaldas Siskevicius (Sojasun), Guillaume Boivin (Cannondale), Bjorn Thurau (Europcar), Bob Jungels (RadioShack Leopard), Frederik Veuchelen (Vacansoleil), Gatis Smukulis (Katusha) Gert Steegmans (Omega Pharma QuickStep), Jacob Rathe (Garmin-Sharp), Jens Debuschere (Lotto), Michael Morkov (Saxo Bank), Eloy Teruel (Movistar), Clement Kortesky (Bretagne Seche) and Benjamin Lemontagner (Bretagne Seche).

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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My team

Cancellara
Phinney
Chavanel
Thomas
Stannard
Boom
Vansummeren
Kristoff
Langveld

If this break sticks there won't he any points as there's too many riders.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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The majority of the break has now been caught by the peloton and only Veuchelen and Kortesky remain clear of the field.

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Wig_Billy [577 posts] 3 years ago
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Cancellara
Phinney
Chavanel
Flecha
Haussler
Boom
Turgot
Hayman
Offredo

Adds up to exactly 150 credits - that must be a sign.  3

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Spartacus
Chavanel
Turgot
Offredo
Roelandts
Eisel
Paolini
Flecha
Boom

Glad i seemed to have got a similar team to everyone else  18

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 3 years ago
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Offredo hits traffic sign! Ouch! One of my team out, I think.

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sm [375 posts] 3 years ago
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Poor Offredo, that looked very nasty. Think he may have bent the sign he hit it so hard. Owwww.

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Simon_MacMichael [2448 posts] 3 years ago
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Won't be any break points today, the four currently out in front - Steegmans, Hayman, O'Grady and Kortesky formed just before halfway but only had a few seconds as the km counter ticked past... I was watching closely  26

Yeah the Offredo one looked bad, straight over the bars. Have him in my team, too  2

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 3 years ago
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Offredo officially out!

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Cancellara
Turgot
Boom
Roelandts
Chavanel
Flecha
Vansummeren
Paolini
Offredo

Think they could all top 20. I was 0.2 credits from having Stannard instead of Offredo. Although I think Hayman will be the Sky rider, but wasn't brave enough to pick over Vansummeren

If Stannard had hit that sign as hard as Offredo it would probably have already landed in the velodrome!!

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TERatcliffe26 [4579 posts] 3 years ago
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All going wrong for my team, Offredo out.

Turgot, Vansummeren, Roelandts all not there, not even sure Flecha is there anymore. Chavanel looks like he its struggling too

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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I've got 5 of the leaders  4

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TERatcliffe26 [4579 posts] 3 years ago
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Should not have dropped Terpstra!!!!!!!!!!!!  14 14 14 14 20 20 20 20

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chiv30 [986 posts] 3 years ago
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1,4,8,10 is definite for me  20

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TERatcliffe26 [4579 posts] 3 years ago
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chiv30 wrote:

1,4,8,10 is definite for me  20

at least you had 4th as well

1,8,10 for me then Paolini and Chavanel should have been top 20

1 and 7 then Paolini and Chavanel for purist

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chiv30 [986 posts] 3 years ago
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Oh got devolder as well , just waiting to see where haussler came in ......105 points so far ...doesn't seem that bad looking at the teams shown above
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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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1,8,10,12,14 for me so far

11 HAUSSLER Heinrich
12 EISEL Bernhard
13 WYNANTS Maarten
14 BOOM Lars
15 BRESCHEL Matti
16 LEUKEMANS Bjorn

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