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Any idea when the startlist will be updated for LBL? Still no Froome, Nibali or Gerrans (among others).

I've backed Gilbert in Amstel and Fleche, so will continue to back him for the win here (kiss of death). Dan Martin might be a good outside bet though.

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 3 years ago
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I'll stick with PhilGil as well, third time's a charm...

Trying to decide how risky to be - 50 points behind the overall leader and a nice Garmin computer up for grabs. Froome and Hesjedal are tempting, but maybe too expensive...

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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I have updated them this minute  1 I will double check it again tomorrow  26

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 3 years ago
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Awesome, thanks GKam!

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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I think I may stick with team I have  39 or Maybe Nibali for Gilbert

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

I have updated them this minute  1 I will double check it again tomorrow  26

Thank you!

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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I've been rash and made half my transfers already....just hope the likes of Froomie don't pull out before Sunday

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 3 years ago
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Me too - going away for the weekend. One transfer left so if someone drops out it'll have to be a straight swap. Could be a rash move - I had 2 drop out before Fleche...

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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To Froome, or not to Froome...

I'd got my team all picked, sorted yesterday, and was just waiting on final startlists before making my transfers, but now...  39 39 39

Gilbert, Quintana and Betancur are my only definitely-staying-ins. Sorely tempted by Nibali, not sure if he has one eye on the Giro now though (but does that even matter?).

Again:  39

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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I updated it earlier, there should be no more changes  26

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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I have NO Froomedog. But I want to know, who is NOT going to take a gamble with Schleck, such good value at 3, he's been my throw away rider every time he races, so I can afford better riders and on the off chance he finishes a race....

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

I have NO Froomedog. But I want to know, who is NOT going to take a gamble with Schleck, such good value at 3, he's been my throw away rider every time he races, so I can afford better riders and on the off chance he finishes a race....

Again.....not with Betancur AND Weening at the same price!!

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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Gilbert, Valverde and Betancur are my definites. Good feeling about Dan Martin, too. Igor Anton looked strong mid-week, just to confuse us all.

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Couldn't squeeze Martin in in the end. My big-hitters are Nibs, Valverde, Gerrans, Gilbert and Henao. Really wavered on the last one, but his form is undeniable.

Tipping Gerrans for the 'w' though.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Thanks for the Ray, I totally forgot about Betancur....Glad I had a transfer in the bag, Schleck gets the boot, so you better all get him in going on my last two years performances  19

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Thanks for the Ray, I totally forgot about Betancur....Glad I had a transfer in the bag, Schleck gets the boot, so you better all get him in going on my last two years performances  19

Last chance to get him at that price....13.8 credits for Giro D'Italia(and I still reckon he'll get takers for purist and mountain stages-I expect him to top10 and be a contender for young jersey).

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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I really don't fancy Gerrans' chances as much as everyone else seems to(cue him winning now!!)....I guess you can see what sort of race I'm expecting by this little lot.

J-Rod
His Nibs
Henao
Quintana
Samu
Cunego(last chance for the Little Prince)
Rolland
Betancur
Weening

Still 9 purists running-J-Rod,Weening,Betancur,Henao,Slagter,Gilbert,Cunego,Moser,Quintana.

I'll be glad to see the back of the one-dayers.....until Quebec at least.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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If the Giro prices hadn't been set last week he'd be even more expensive than that!

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STEVESPRO 79 [543 posts] 3 years ago
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1.NIBALI
2.GILBERT
3.VALVERDE
4.MARTIN
5.GERRANS
6.KWIATOWSKI
7.BETANCUR
8.SIUTSOU
9.WEENING

Happy with this lot.....Now just got to wait and watch them all break down or fall off again as with the rest of my Spring Classics picks....Bloody stupid game....I LOVE IT.....  8

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 3 years ago
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Same top 5 as you stevespro, plus some wildcards...
Jeannesson
Denifl
Leukemans
Le mevel

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Gilbert
Betancur
iglinsky
kwiatowski
Valverde
vanendert
trovimov
ulissi
moser

not too confident today. Just want 100 points to break 7000

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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Gambling time...
Moreno
Froome
Gilbert
Gerrans
Martin
Mollema
Weening
Betancur
Vogondy

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Got two full teams. Purist is

Henao, Martin, Caruso, Gilbert, Hesjedal, Vanendert, Gerrans, Betancur and Schleck

Standard is

Henao, Martin, Valverde, Gilbert, Nibali, Kwiatkowski, Weening, Betancur and Lutsenko

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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I decided to stick....

Valverde, Gilbert, Mollema, Martin, Kwiatkowski, Henao, Cattaneo, Betancur, Weening

Purist: J-Rod, Martin, Mollema, Gilbert, Ulissi, Iglinsky, Betancur, Weening, De Clerq

It seems a Mollema, Valverde, Kwiatkowski 1-2-3 would be the best for me

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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There are 6 riders with a lead of over 8 minutes:

Sander Armee (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise), Bart De Clercq (Lotto), Vincent Jérôme (Europcar), Pirmin Lang (IAM Cycling), Frederik Veucheulen (Vacansoleil) and Jonathan Fumeaux (IAM Cycling)

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 3 years ago
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Gone with

Daniel Martin (GRM)
Philippe Gilbert (BMC)
Roman Kreuziger (SAX)
Simon Gerrans (GRE)
Maxim Iglinsky (AST)
Carlos Alberto Betancur (ALM)
Christian Meier (GRE)
Giampaolo Caruso (KAT)
Alejandro Valverde (MOV)

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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If J-Rod,Rolland and Sammy Sanchez could conjure a 1-2-3 I'd finallyt rescue something from the Spring Classics  39

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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So very similar looking teams

Alejandro Valverde
Philippe Gilbert
Daniel Martin
Daniel Moreno
Sergio Luis Henao
Simon Gerrans
Bart de Clercq
Pieter Weening
Carlos Alberto Betancur

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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OK, so here's my lot:

Valverde
Gilbert
Henao
Gerrans
G. Caruso
Nibali
Didier
Quintana
Betancur

Definitely going to be a lot of similar-looking scores come this evening.

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 3 years ago
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The race has kicked off but it's unclear what's going to happen. Don't think any breaks are going to stay away for long.

Anyone online watching?

First classic I've seen live for a while but daughter's football match was cancelled today as the other team couldn't produce one!!

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

I'll stick with PhilGil as well, third time's a charm...

Trying to decide how risky to be - 50 points behind the overall leader and a nice Garmin computer up for grabs. Froome and Hesjedal are tempting, but maybe too expensive...

Haven't gone with either. Good luck with winning the Garmin! You'll need to take a couple of risks though. Won a similar Bryton in the TdF last year and it's been useful sometimes for planning a complicated route and not having to stop to check a map. Enjoying the battle in East Anglia, 3 points before today!!!

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