Amstel Gold Race

by obutterwick   April 8, 2013  

Ok, I'm early but we teachers are still off in North Yorks, and this is a good distraction from planning and marking.

Looking at draft team options for Sunday and there are currently 23 Dutch riders listed as potentially riding. Whilst a Dutch rider hasn't won since (E) Dekker in 2001, statistically they're the most successful nation in the race, with 17 victories. Then it's the Belgians with 11, Italians 6 and others 3 or fewer.

With Sagan as the exception, I'm confident in fielding 8 Dutch riders who could do well. I'm sure they won't all remain in my team, but could this be a year for a 'home' victory? Mollema, Terpstra etc...

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Gkam84 wrote:
... Trade secret Devil

Well, if I could read Dutch I'd try their website, of course, But I'm lost there! Smile

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
14th April 2013 - 16:19

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Whats on PCS now is more likely - there was definitely a Sky rider right up there so the initial ten on the TV must have been wrong. No sign of 11-20 yet though. I'm happy with 2,3,5 - anything else will be a bonus. J-Rod didn't look good - throws a tricky decision in there for Wednesday...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
14th April 2013 - 16:26

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
14th April 2013 - 16:28

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2,5,7,10

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
14th April 2013 - 16:29

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livestrongnick wrote:
um 1,3,4,8 for me so far Big Grin

Chapeau. I considered a lot of riders for this race, but Kreuziger was not one of them.

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
14th April 2013 - 16:30

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enrique wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
... Trade secret Devil

Well, if I could read Dutch I'd try their website, of course, But I'm lost there! Smile

Race websites are normally the last places to update Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
14th April 2013 - 16:33

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Hmm.3,5,8 plus ten points for Vansummeren in the breakaway (I think).

Not great.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1103 posts]
14th April 2013 - 16:41

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TheBigMong wrote:
Foiled again by the transfer window closing before I could get a team together. I think I had a whopping two active riders on my roster and apparently getting up at 2:30 AM isn't early enough to get in before the window closes. Sad

Could always do it a couple of days before..... Confused


That's not always an option when you have a newborn and recovering momma to take care of while getting unpacked in a new house and supervising construction on your property! Big Grin

The wife would tell you , you need to learn to multitask Wink

posted by chiv30 [879 posts]
14th April 2013 - 16:43

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Oh and if those are official .....5,8,16 Crying
Bad day at the office

posted by chiv30 [879 posts]
14th April 2013 - 16:45

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Ah, you're the man! Thanks! Where did you find it? Can you read dutch? Smile

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
14th April 2013 - 16:45

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Thanks wig
Edit 1,3,5,9,13 gives me 120 Big Grin

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
14th April 2013 - 16:50

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So the break guys are De Troyer, Pliuschin, Astarloza, Vanoverberghe and Vansummeren Thinking

Don't know if they all finished, but on Dave's scoring, they all get 10....I would have the finishers only, but its Dave's game Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
14th April 2013 - 16:51

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Gkam84 wrote:
So the break guys are De Troyer, Pliuschin, Astarloza, Vanoverberghe and Vansummeren...

I may be wrong, but, I want to say that I think you should add Nicolas Vogondy (Accent Jobs) and Klaas Sys (Crelan-Euphony) to your break guys... I'm pretty sure they joined the guys you have in the break before the halfpoint of the race...

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
14th April 2013 - 17:28

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TheBigMong wrote:
Foiled again by the transfer window closing before I could get a team together...(

chiv30 wrote:
Could always do it a couple of days before..... Confused

TheBigMong wrote:
That's not always an option when you have a newborn and recovering momma to take care of while getting unpacked in a new house and supervising construction on your property!

Good answer! Smile You could always share your account password with someone you trust and have them update it for you! Smile I know I've called up a buddy - who happens to be single with no children, no girlfriend, no dog and no hobbies - while I'm on the road and asked him to login and change my team around! All it costs me is a couple of beers every once in a while... Sad, 'cause it sucks to lose out like that! Smile

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
14th April 2013 - 17:29

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livestrongnick wrote:
Standard team

Enrico Gasparotto
Philippe Gilbert
Peter Sagan
Simon Gerrans
Jelle Vanendert
Roman Kreuziger
Carlos Alberto Betancur
Simon Spilak
Vincent Jerome

Hoping for a better score than last years 12 points...

Nice team! Smile You got the winner and 4 more in the top 20! Smile

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
14th April 2013 - 17:42

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Wahey, stage podium for purist - the one badge I never thought I would get! Roll on 10k to complete the set.

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posted by charliemac74 [170 posts]
14th April 2013 - 17:48

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Wig_Billy wrote:
... I considered a lot of riders for this race, but Kreuziger was not one of them.

Dave, this would be a nice time to pull out some analytics! Smile Can you tell us how many teams had Kreuziger as part of their roster?

Is there a way that maybe there could be like a Stage Analytics Page, maybe? Where, after a competition, or better yet, after each stage, you could see how may teams - NOT (!) what percentage (!) of teams, just in case!Smile - had the winner and the rest of the scorers?

I know it's a lot to ask for, but it'd be kind of cool, especially on days like today where I wonder if more than 10 teams actually had Kreuziger in them! Hope you consider it! Smile Thanks! Smile

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
14th April 2013 - 17:48

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enrique wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
So the break guys are De Troyer, Pliuschin, Astarloza, Vanoverberghe and Vansummeren...

I may be wrong, but, I want to say that I think you should add Nicolas Vogondy (Accent Jobs) and Klaas Sys (Crelan-Euphony) to your break guys... I'm pretty sure they joined the guys you have in the break before the halfpoint of the race...


I thought those two were there at halfway as well...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
14th April 2013 - 18:06

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Disaster is all I have to say

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
14th April 2013 - 18:08

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Thanks folks, as I said, I had no idea who was in the break at half way. I was relying on the posts here, I shall go add those two now.

As for MORE game pages enrique, just go make your own game, its starting to get boring that you are asking for more and more and then starting threads to comment on everything At Wits End

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
14th April 2013 - 18:24

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Gkam, you've given the wrong sorensen 7 points for 14th. Should be Nicki not Chris.

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
14th April 2013 - 18:51

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JAndrewHill wrote:
Moser and Slagter
OR
Valverde and Ruigh

Thinking Thinking Thinking Thinking Thinking Thinking
Can anyone help me make my mind up?

I shudda gone Valverde...

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
14th April 2013 - 19:05

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Gkam84 wrote:
... Race websites are normally the last places to update Nerd

So where did you get your info?...

Gkam84 wrote:
It was Kwiatowski from what I saw, but to me it doesn't matter I have both.Wink

Pretty cool! Smile

Gkam84 wrote:
Who were in the break at half way as I missed it Wink

I thought you were joking...

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
14th April 2013 - 19:50

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Sorry, the Wink made it look like I was joking, I didn't tune in till the 80km to go mark, I had so many other sports to watch Big Grin

I get my info direct from the UCI and that is NOT a joke either Nerd Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
14th April 2013 - 21:04

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Disaster is all I have to say

34 points for both of us TER....the only upside for me is that it's double my score for the Amstel last season!!

posted by ray silvester [1859 posts]
14th April 2013 - 21:11

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90 points for me, happy with that.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2847 posts]
14th April 2013 - 21:22

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ray silvester wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Disaster is all I have to say

34 points for both of us TER....the only upside for me is that it's double my score for the Amstel last season!!

Indeed, my gambles didn't pay off. Voeckler and Dumoulin, could have had Valverde and Gerrans instead, nevermind aye. May put them in for Fleche Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
14th April 2013 - 21:39

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enrique wrote:
Dave, this would be a nice time to pull out some analytics! Smile Can you tell us how many teams had Kreuziger as part of their roster?

Gkam84 wrote:
I see most people piling in with Sagan...

Well, this what I mean, a lot (!) - more than 90% of teams? - probably had Sagan on their teams... I just think it would be cool to know that! Smile

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
14th April 2013 - 22:07

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We kind of got that you'd like to see that when you said it the first time, there was no need to requote yourself again mere hours later. Everyone on the forums is capable of reading and just because a brand new feature isn't implemented within minutes of it being suggested doesn't mean suggestions haven't been seen.

Also, that functionality is already in the damn game. Just click on the rider's name.

For what its worth Sagan was picked by 63% of teams which seems reasonable as quite a few purist teams won't have gone for him.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
15th April 2013 - 5:56

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drheaton wrote:
We kind of got that you'd like to see that when you said it the first time...

Yeah, I know, I just did it just to see if I could piss Gkam off Smile ...

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
15th April 2013 - 15:38

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