Fleche Wallonne

by adholman   April 16, 2013  

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

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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.

posted by Alan Tullett [1473 posts]
17th April 2013 - 10:20

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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! Wink

I've got both of you in my sights Big Grin

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posted by johnny2names [199 posts]
17th April 2013 - 10:29

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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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posted by chrisdstripes [1649 posts]
17th April 2013 - 11:07

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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.

posted by ray silvester [1864 posts]
17th April 2013 - 11:07

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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 Big Grin

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.

posted by ray silvester [1864 posts]
17th April 2013 - 11:13

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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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posted by Ghedebrav [1113 posts]
17th April 2013 - 11:15

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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!!

posted by ray silvester [1864 posts]
17th April 2013 - 11:15

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Ghedebrav wrote:

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.

I nearly went with Chalapud too - the main reason I didn't is that they're not riding Liege, so I wanted my cheap pick to be someone that I didn't need to waste a transfer on for Sunday...
You're right - lots of Columbians riding well at the moment - can't wait to see them attack in the Giro!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1649 posts]
17th April 2013 - 11:20

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chrisdstripes wrote:
Ghedebrav wrote:

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.

I nearly went with Chalapud too - the main reason I didn't is that they're not riding Liege, so I wanted my cheap pick to be someone that I didn't need to waste a transfer on for Sunday...
You're right - lots of Columbians riding well at the moment - can't wait to see them attack in the Giro!

I bet WADA can't Thinking

posted by ray silvester [1864 posts]
17th April 2013 - 11:22

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No Sagan, Purito or Valverde for me. Quantity over quality...

Gilbert
Martin
Mollema
Ulissi
Quintana
Henao
Vanendert
Anton
Betancur

posted by Wig_Billy [578 posts]
17th April 2013 - 11:25

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Yes, thanks. Got in five minutes or so after my post, so all is well now. I think.

Crazy Cats

posted by crazy cats [27 posts]
17th April 2013 - 11:45

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How happy am I that I selected Primin Lang, now hanging on at the front as the peloton bears down. That should be 10 points in the bag!

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posted by zedand3 [19 posts]
17th April 2013 - 13:54

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With 5k to go I haven't heard Contador's name at all.....is he riding?

posted by ray silvester [1864 posts]
17th April 2013 - 14:55

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Sh*t Sh*t Sh*t, Out of the first 3 home, I had 2 in my team for previous races and took them out. I should have trusted myself....

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posted by Gkam84 [9076 posts]
17th April 2013 - 15:07

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Oh, so close...i went for porte, and shudda gone for dan martin...

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1248 posts]
17th April 2013 - 15:08

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1. Moreno (KAT)
2. Henao (SKY) +3"
3. Betancur (ALM)
4. Martin (GRS)
5. Kwiatkowski (OPQ)
6. Rodriguez (KAT) +8"
7. Valverde (MOV)
8. Anton (EUS)
9. Mollema (BLA)
10. Nocentini (ALM)

posted by simon F [1001 posts]
17th April 2013 - 15:11

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11. CARUSO Gianpaolo
12. SAGAN Peter
13. ULISSI Diego
14. SLAGTER Tom Jelte
15. GILBERT Philippe
16. GALLOPIN Tony
17. KREUZIGER Roman
18. VICHOT Arthur
19. HESJEDAL Ryder00' 23"
20. MARTENS Paul

posted by simon F [1001 posts]
17th April 2013 - 15:12

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2,4,7 standard for me from that top 10 and 3,4,6 purist.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2883 posts]
17th April 2013 - 15:13

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2,3,4,8,9,13,15. Better than Trentino.

posted by Wig_Billy [578 posts]
17th April 2013 - 15:15

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2,3,4,5,7,11,20.......Not bad....

The G Fan Club...

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [507 posts]
17th April 2013 - 15:17

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2,3,4,7,13,15 - May be the best I've done on a classic Smile

posted by simon F [1001 posts]
17th April 2013 - 15:19

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2,3,6,7 & 15 standard

2,3,4,11,15 and 19 purist

Not the worst day ever.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
17th April 2013 - 15:33

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2,3,7,13,15.... Last 2 classic races I have metaphorically been shelled out the back.....bit like schleck Yawn

posted by chiv30 [897 posts]
17th April 2013 - 15:43

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Chuffed with today - 7 scorers in standard and 6 in purist - way better than I expected. And the guys I chose Denifl ahead of all finished behind him, so at least my silly risk didn't cost me any points!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1649 posts]
17th April 2013 - 15:49

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3,7,13,15 and lantern Rouge

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1866 posts]
17th April 2013 - 16:15

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Awful....just awful Surprise

3,6,7,15 and it looked so much better going into the finale!!

posted by ray silvester [1864 posts]
17th April 2013 - 16:15

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Looks like I picked the right Colombians but the wrong Spaniard (I did briefly consider Moreno, before going the full J-Rod). Oh well, a half-decent performance and certainly taking some attention away from the utter car crash that is my Trentino team.

At work so didn't see any of this but from secretly following on Twitter sounded like a cracking finish. Looking forward to seeing it when I get in.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1113 posts]
17th April 2013 - 16:21

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2, 3, 7, 8, 12, 15. Hmm, it'll do.

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

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posted by obutterwick [537 posts]
17th April 2013 - 16:21

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Porte and Quintana did diddly squat! I'm starting to get annoyed with these "loaded" teams the big boys send out.

In hindsight it seems obvious Moreno was going to be given his shot today.

posted by chokofingrz [331 posts]
17th April 2013 - 17:38

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ray silvester wrote:
With 5k to go I haven't heard Contador's name at all.....is he riding?

He finished ..... http://www.steephill.tv/2013/fleche-wallonne/photos/page-02/#345-IMG_231...

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posted by Gkam84 [9076 posts]
17th April 2013 - 22:44

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