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Is Gerrans out? He's greyed-out in my team!

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msw [113 posts] 3 years ago
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Velonews says he's skipping it to rest for Liège: http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/04/news/road/course-preview-its-the-...

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Usual strife in picking a team. I basically have to self-brainwash everytime I umm and aah over dropping picks, in case I end up cursing myself: "dammit, I almost picked him!"

First draft for Fleche Wallonne has enough Colombians to storm Tony Montana's mansion. Might need a rethink.

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chiv30 [986 posts] 3 years ago
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Ghedebrav wrote:

First draft for Fleche Wallonne has enough Colombians to storm Tony Montana's mansion. Might need a rethink.

Honestly, read this and literally lol'd

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
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"We're currently updating the game, please check back soon"  102

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NeilG83 [297 posts] 3 years ago
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The game is taking a long time to update tonight. Can't get in to pick my teams for tomorrow  20

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
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Yeah, I'm knackered, but might not have time tomorrow so need to wait it out. 2 greyed out for Fleche, and at least 4 transfers to make for Trentino!

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Abbie [59 posts] 3 years ago
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Is Sagan Racing and all who's on the riders list or do I need to look up the start list somewhere else? I was doing alright for a beginner till Amstel Gold then my luck ran out!

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
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Abbie wrote:

Is Sagan Racing and all who's on the riders list or do I need to look up the start list somewhere else? I was doing alright for a beginner till Amstel Gold then my luck ran out!

Yeah, looks like Sagan is racing now, I think they've updated the rider's list to latest info so you shouldn't need to check elsewhere...

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TERatcliffe26 [4612 posts] 3 years ago
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Apologies, it must have been my fault when I was re-updating Trentino, however I don't know why it took so long

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crazy cats [22 posts] 3 years ago
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Still can't get in to register my FW team!

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Apologies, it must have been my fault when I was re-updating Trentino, however I don't know why it took so long

No worries TER! Bit tired now tho  3
Picked my Fleche team early, but then had 2 riders drop out (sod's law), hence trying to get back in last night.
Mainly gone with explosive climbers for the steep finish, rather than canny Dutch/Belgian guys that know the territory - could well be a mistake. Quintana was the one guy I think I might regret avoiding tho'...

Have a gut feeling today is going to go really badly, my Trentino team especially looks really poor! For Fleche...

Gilbert
Ulissi
Valverde
Henao
G Caruso
Anton
J Simon
Betancur
Denifl (random guess for the break...)

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TallBoy [1 post] 3 years ago
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HELP!! Playing Standard game but only option last night (when game not available due to updating) and this morning is to pick a whole new Giro team. Where has Flèche gone? Where have my Amstel team gone?  2

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Doaky [68 posts] 3 years ago
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Chris goto the competitions tab and select spring classics! And good luck

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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Bot of a gamble for fw today...go Valverde...
Thinking jrod may take it easy after his bump.

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STEVESPRO 79 [541 posts] 3 years ago
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JAndrewHill wrote:

Bot of a gamble for fw today...go Valverde...
Thinking jrod may take it easy after his bump.

Agreed.....made the same switch......So on my current form 'Purito',is a certainty for the win today...lol

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johnny2names [198 posts] 3 years ago
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I've taken the gamble of leaving out sagan and purito, meaning I get a whole squad of possible top 10's. fingers crossed:

gilbert
valverde
henao
quintana
J. vanendert
betancur
igor anton
dan martin
cunego

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TERatcliffe26 [4612 posts] 3 years ago
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crazy cats wrote:

Still can't get in to register my FW team!

Did you manage to get in? It was fine for me at that time, and I wasn't running any updates

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TERatcliffe26 [4612 posts] 3 years ago
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Same, took out Sagan and avoided J-Rod (he is in my purist team though)

My team looks like this, 6 big hitters and 3 that cost 3 credits but have form or could go in the break.

Gilbert
Valverde
Henao
Mollema
Martin
Kwiatkowski
Weening
Betancur
Pichon

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
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johnny2names wrote:

I've taken the gamble of leaving out sagan and purito, meaning I get a whole squad of possible top 10's. fingers crossed:

That was my thinking too, and then at the last minute I took out Quintana for Denifl  13 Seems pretty stoopid now, my soft spot for IAM might be my undoing. Go Denifl! (Whoever you are...)

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johnny2names [198 posts] 3 years ago
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my money is on quintana there- now watch denilf win from a reakaway ...  1

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Yes very tempted to go with Quintana aswell so que the regrets tonight!

Valverde
Gilbert
Wegmann
Albasini
J Vanendert
Moser
Betancur
Ulissi
Kiryenka

Dropped Sagan and J-Rod is in my purist so 1,2,3 for them and quintana!  20

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Daniele Pietropolli non starter

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 3 years ago
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chrisdstripes wrote:

Yeah, I'm knackered, but might not have time tomorrow so need to wait it out. 2 greyed out for Fleche, and at least 4 transfers to make for Trentino!

Luckily did mine earlier in the evening. I need a good race, been a while since I had one as your catching up with me shows!  3

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 3 years ago
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Martin
Gilbert
Anton
Henao
Kwiatkowski
Quintana
Weening
G Caruso
Valverde

Is my team for Fleche. Need good performances from Quintana, Kwiatkowski and Martin.

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johnny2names [198 posts] 3 years ago
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Alan Tullett wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:

Yeah, I'm knackered, but might not have time tomorrow so need to wait it out. 2 greyed out for Fleche, and at least 4 transfers to make for Trentino!

Luckily did mine earlier in the evening. I need a good race, been a while since I had one as your catching up with me shows!  3

I've got both of you in my sights  4

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
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Wrong IAM rider in the break! Lang and Devillers have 3 mins on the peloton, van Goolen bridging the gap...

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

Is Sagan Racing and all who's on the riders list or do I need to look up the start list somewhere else? I was doing alright for a beginner till Amstel Gold then my luck ran out!

It ran out for a lot of people Abbie so don't get disheartened......not easy to pick Kreuziger for the one stage per season when he justifies his 20+ credit rating......I can remember him winning a Giro D'Italia mountain stage last season after disappointing everybody(especially the Astana hierarchy who switched to Tiralongo as team leader halfway through))with his performance.

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

Bot of a gamble for fw today...go Valverde...
Thinking jrod may take it easy after his bump.

I got Valverde in as well but for Sagan......I think J-Rod may be playing down his chances as if he wasn't fit surely Katusha would have thrown Spilak in?

J-Rod
Valverde
Gilbert
Porte
Quintana
Cunego(running out of chances with me!!)
Fuglsang
Betancur
Weening

All 9 of my purists are riding as well  4

J-Rod,Henao,Weening,Betancur,Slagter,Gilbert,Cunego,Quintana,Moser

I wouldn't mind betting that Betancur or Weening are the most popular riders today.

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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I've given up on my Purist for the classics, but standard is as follows:

Ulissi
Gilbert
Weening
Purito
Albasini
Henao
Anton
Quintana
Betancur

Still three Colombians, my first draft had five. Ummed and ahhed particularly over Valverde/Hesjedal/Uran over Rodruiguez, Kwiatkowksi over Albasini, and Nordhaug over Ulissi. Just to pre-empt my inevitable failures...

Also considered Chalapud from Team Colombia who seems to be in decent form - but stuck with Weening on the grounds that a grizzled old Dutchman will probably do better than a fresh-faced South American.

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

Is Sagan Racing and all who's on the riders list or do I need to look up the start list somewhere else? I was doing alright for a beginner till Amstel Gold then my luck ran out!

It ran out for a lot of people Abbie so don't get disheartened......not easy to pick Kreuziger for the one stage per season when he justifies his 20+ credit rating......I can remember him winning a Giro D'Italia mountain stage last season after disappointing everybody(especially the Astana hierarchy who switched to Tiralongo as team leader halfway through))with his performance.

And as you can see by some of the teams posted the faith in him repeating is very thin on the ground!!

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