Tour de Romandie - Stage 1

by obutterwick   April 24, 2013  

I'm probably going to look stupid later for not picking Cavendish or Goss today. I think the victory will come from a Belgian or Italian, though.

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Km 112.1, 1er sprint PMU à La Sarraz :

1er Bérard , 6pts.
2e Bravo , 3pts.
3 Veilleux , 1pt.

posted by simon F [990 posts]
24th April 2013 - 15:08

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it was
1 Berard
2 Bravo
3 Veilleux

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posted by Philip Unwin [775 posts]
24th April 2013 - 15:09

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simon F wrote:
Km 112.1, 1er sprint PMU à La Sarraz :

1er Bérard , 6pts.
2e Bravo , 3pts.
3 Veilleux , 1pt.


You can type faster than me

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24th April 2013 - 15:09

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24th April 2013 - 15:14

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Philip Unwin wrote:
simon F wrote:
Km 112.1, 1er sprint PMU à La Sarraz :

1er Bérard , 6pts.
2e Bravo , 3pts.
3 Veilleux , 1pt.


You can type faster than me

And in french at that Wink

posted by simon F [990 posts]
24th April 2013 - 15:30

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Km 135.5, GPM du Col de Mollendruz, 2e cat :

1er Dupont, 8pts.
2e Rolland, 6.
3e Bravo, 4.
4e Astarloza, 2.
5e Bilbao, 1.

posted by simon F [990 posts]
24th April 2013 - 15:50

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simon F wrote:
Km 135.5, GPM du Col de Mollendruz, 2e cat :

1er Dupont, 8pts.
2e Rolland, 6.
3e Bravo, 4.
4e Astarloza, 2.
5e Bilbao, 1.

Nice Rolland in Purist and Astarloza in my standard Big Grin

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posted by livestrongnick [1785 posts]
24th April 2013 - 15:54

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Km 154.6, à Cossonay, 2e sprint PMU.

1er Brändle, 6pts.
2e Roy, 3 pts.
3e Moser, 1pt.

posted by simon F [990 posts]
24th April 2013 - 16:08

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Not sure I like where this is going Crying Thinking

Need Gavazzi and Meersman to 1-2 and Dumoulin, Bouet and Dehaes to top 10 but I don't think its gonna happen

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3897 posts]
24th April 2013 - 16:20

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Not sure I like where this is going Crying Thinking

Need Gavazzi and Meersman to 1-2 and Dumoulin, Bouet and Dehaes to top 10 but I don't think its gonna happen

Good, cos i aint got any of them Sad

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posted by stumps [2712 posts]
24th April 2013 - 16:24

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i'm gonna pre-empt this one Crying Crying Crying

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posted by livestrongnick [1785 posts]
24th April 2013 - 16:26

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For those of us stuck at work, do you mind providing an update?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
24th April 2013 - 16:29

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Meersman won, will update when i get the top 10

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3897 posts]
24th April 2013 - 16:31

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Meersman
Nizzolo
Ferrari
Megzegec
Reza
Gavazzi
Goss

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posted by livestrongnick [1785 posts]
24th April 2013 - 16:31

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Meersman
Nizzolo
Ferrari
Mezgec
Reza
Gavazzi
Goss
Costa

posted by TheBigMong [218 posts]
24th April 2013 - 16:31

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1 Meersman
2 Nizzolo
3 Ferrari
4 Mezgec
5 Reza
6 Gavazzi
7 Goss
8 Rui Costa
9 Bille
10 Marcato

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3897 posts]
24th April 2013 - 16:34

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Possibly Bille 9th and Marcato 10th (TBC)

So far 1,2,7 standard and 1,6,8 purist - much better!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1604 posts]
24th April 2013 - 16:34

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awesome, I have exactly none of those people in either of my teams.... Sad

posted by iammarcmason [47 posts]
24th April 2013 - 16:35

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Big Grin 1,2 and 6, nearly brought in Ferrari too which is annoying but hey ho.

Also, penalty transfers for the win!

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
24th April 2013 - 16:36

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Great another crash and burn day.... Angry Crying

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posted by livestrongnick [1785 posts]
24th April 2013 - 16:36

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1 and 6 rubbish Crying what to do tomorrow though? Cav Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3897 posts]
24th April 2013 - 16:36

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chrisdstripes wrote:
I've mainly got guys that I'm hoping will be in the mix regardless of whether the top sprinters get dropped. So Wyss, Goss, Meersman, Nizzolo, Dehaes and Albasini (hopefully he will sprint if Goss is dropped).

But every decision I've made for Romandie so far has been the wrong one - I even had Berard in my team initially. So not expecting much today!

I can't believe I did better than you in the prologue. I actually had a pretty good team (Porte, Talansky, Rui Costa, Betancur) until I read the forum and changed a couple of riders. Only got Meersman today and some GC points so you'll catch up a bit. I hope I do better at the start of the Giro but I think I've learnt a few lessons (don't leave out the favourite just because they're expensive!) and this is probably the last premium game I'll bother with, (and I'm not bothering that much).

posted by Alan Tullett [1439 posts]
24th April 2013 - 16:39

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Alan Tullett wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
I've mainly got guys that I'm hoping will be in the mix regardless of whether the top sprinters get dropped. So Wyss, Goss, Meersman, Nizzolo, Dehaes and Albasini (hopefully he will sprint if Goss is dropped).

But every decision I've made for Romandie so far has been the wrong one - I even had Berard in my team initially. So not expecting much today!

I can't believe I did better than you in the prologue. I actually had a pretty good team (Porte, Talansky, Rui Costa, Betancur) until I read the forum and changed a couple of riders. Only got Meersman today and some GC points so you'll catch up a bit. I hope I do better at the start of the Giro but I think I've learnt a few lessons (don't leave out the favourite just because they're expensive!) and this is probably the last premium game I'll bother with, (and I'm not bothering that much).


I totally misread how the prologue would go - I've never come across such a short uphill TT before so had no idea. The right play in that instance would be to play safe with some main GC guys, but hey man, thats just not how I roll... Cool
Better today, half of guys in the top ten would be in hardly any teams so 1,2,7 plus hopefully a little bit more will probably be a half-decent score. I think my purist team looks fairly good - just needs some Swiss breakaway action over the next couple of days...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1604 posts]
24th April 2013 - 16:49

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Top 20:-

1 MEERSMAN Gianni (OPQ) 04:29:09
2 NIZZOLO Giacomo (RLT)
3 FERRARI Roberto (LAM)
4 MEZGEC Luka (ARG)
5 REZA Kévin (EUC)
6 GAVAZZI Francesco (AST)
7 GOSS Matthew Harley (OGE)
8 COSTA Rui Alberto (MOV)
9 BILLE Gaetan (LTB)
10 MARCATO Marco (VCD)
11 VANENDERT Dennis (LTB)
12 BAKELANTS Jan (RLT)
13 SUTTON Christopher (SKY)
14 NERZ Dominik (BMC)
15 FLORENCIO CABRE Xavier (KAT)
16 HOLLENSTEIN Reto (IAM)
17 VIVIANI Elia (CAN)
18 PREIDLER Georg (ARG)
19 VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen (LTB)
20 BETANCUR Carlos (ALM)

posted by simon F [990 posts]
24th April 2013 - 17:22

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Get in i got exactly - no one in the top 20 Crying

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posted by stumps [2712 posts]
24th April 2013 - 17:49

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No one in the top 20 either, damn and blast.

posted by djb123 [86 posts]
24th April 2013 - 18:13

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19 and 20. poor.

posted by andyp [860 posts]
24th April 2013 - 18:28

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I'm quite proud that I predicted the nationalities of the 1, 2. I meant Meersman and Gavazzi though. Ah well. Onto tomorrow...

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posted by obutterwick [528 posts]
24th April 2013 - 18:43

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101 except I used 5 transfers so... 71... not amazing but hopefully I'm set up well for the next two days.

My aim for the week is to get to 8000 points so that I have a more realistic chance of hitting 10k during the Giro. Unfortunately after a couple of lacklustre days that means I need to average 130+ for the next four stages.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
24th April 2013 - 19:28

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Not a good day - only bright spot was picking Bille. Rui Costa and Meersman now in.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
24th April 2013 - 23:23

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