Paris - Roubaix

by adholman   April 5, 2013  

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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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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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
7th April 2013 - 7:32

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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
7th April 2013 - 9:25

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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).

posted by ray silvester [1859 posts]
7th April 2013 - 9:32

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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.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
7th April 2013 - 9:35

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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.

posted by ray silvester [1859 posts]
7th April 2013 - 10:11

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Cancellara
Phinney
Chavanel
Flecha
Haussler
Boom
Turgot
Hayman
Offredo

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

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
7th April 2013 - 10:37

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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 Whew!

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
7th April 2013 - 11:02

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Offredo hits traffic sign! Ouch! One of my team out, I think.

posted by Alan Tullett [1468 posts]
7th April 2013 - 11:21

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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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posted by sm [355 posts]
7th April 2013 - 11:24

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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 Nerd

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

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8520 posts]
7th April 2013 - 11:30

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Offredo officially out!

posted by Alan Tullett [1468 posts]
7th April 2013 - 11:32

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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!!

posted by ray silvester [1859 posts]
7th April 2013 - 11:39

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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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
7th April 2013 - 13:19

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I've got 5 of the leaders Big Grin

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
7th April 2013 - 13:26

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Should not have dropped Terpstra!!!!!!!!!!!! Angry Angry Angry Angry Crying Crying Crying Crying

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
7th April 2013 - 14:20

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

posted by chiv30 [879 posts]
7th April 2013 - 14:24

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chiv30 wrote:
1,4,8,10 is definite for me Crying

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

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
7th April 2013 - 14:25

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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
Confused

posted by chiv30 [879 posts]
7th April 2013 - 14:32

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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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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
7th April 2013 - 14:44

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Haussler 11th Smile
If chavanel comes in the top 20 then even better

posted by chiv30 [879 posts]
7th April 2013 - 14:46

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1,2,8,9 from the top 10 cant find 11 - 20 yet

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posted by stumps [2847 posts]
7th April 2013 - 14:49

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17 Chainel
18 Tjallingii
19 Chavanel
20 Vandenbergh

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posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
7th April 2013 - 14:59

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Oh cool got Haussler in 11th as well Big Grin

Now Chavanel in 19th, turned out to be a good race for me.

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posted by stumps [2847 posts]
7th April 2013 - 15:02

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Not so bad after all then
1,4,8,10,11,19 plus devolder

117 points? Thinking

posted by chiv30 [879 posts]
7th April 2013 - 15:05

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Paolini 21st Crying

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
7th April 2013 - 15:09

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93 for me
just hanging on to overall in the south west Whew!

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
7th April 2013 - 15:13

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Missed the race today unfortunately, sounds like a good one. 1,3,9,10 plus 3 other low-scorers, I'll definitely take that. I scored 17pts in Amstel last year, so not so optimistic about next weekend!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
7th April 2013 - 15:28

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If I had made no changes, I would have scored 130....but instead I got 74 Crying Still in my NHS 'hotel' so didn't see any of it

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
7th April 2013 - 16:18

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I think I should hazve got ten for lanterne rouge...was it not stansnijderr?

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
7th April 2013 - 19:41

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JAndrewHill wrote:
I think I should hazve got ten for lanterne rouge...was it not stansnijderr?

No it was Juul-Jensen

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posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
7th April 2013 - 21:05

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