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....and again, the same dilemma remains. Cav' to get over the final climb and contest the finish?

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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After a reasonable day yesterday I don't think I'll make any changes. I'd consider bringing in Ferrari but that's about it. Right now, its all about saving transfers for Saturday and Sunday.

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chrisdstripes [1721 posts] 3 years ago
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Yes, I'm hoping to make no more transfers until Saturday, quite happy with my team for the next 2 days.

Climb looks (to my untrained eye) to be steeper and closer to the finish today - might be a bit more selective? Avoiding people like Ferrari just in case - prefer to stick with Meersman and Nizzolo. Hoping BMC will work for Dani Wyss rather than Blythe today...

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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One bit of comfort is that most people are having a mare. I got 89 in the prologue and then couldn't believe that 58 points in stage 1 moved my team up 174 places.

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STEVESPRO 79 [541 posts] 3 years ago
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Philip Unwin wrote:

One bit of comfort is that most people are having a mare. I got 89 in the prologue and then couldn't believe that 58 points in stage 1 moved my team up 174 places.

Im not having a mare.......Im having a MARE in capital letters....  102 40 33

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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My mare is today's selections. For once I'm doing well, but keeping the momentum going is making it harder.

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TERatcliffe26 [4601 posts] 3 years ago
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Ive made 3 changes, 1 for saturday and two for today/tomorrow. My only problem is that I won't be able to have Froome for saturday/sunday.

Meersman
Gavazzi
Nizzolo (for Bouet)
Ferrari (for Dumoulin)
Dehaes
Dennis
Talansky
Kelderman
Pinot (for Martin)

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chrisdstripes [1721 posts] 3 years ago
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Philip Unwin wrote:

One bit of comfort is that most people are having a mare. I got 89 in the prologue and then couldn't believe that 58 points in stage 1 moved my team up 174 places.

I heard that - I got 76 yesterday (including 10 penalty pts) and came 31st on the stage!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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chrisdstripes wrote:
Philip Unwin wrote:

One bit of comfort is that most people are having a mare. I got 89 in the prologue and then couldn't believe that 58 points in stage 1 moved my team up 174 places.

I heard that - I got 76 yesterday (including 10 penalty pts) and came 31st on the stage!

71 including a 30 point penalty, without the penalty I'd have been joint second on the stage.

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chrisdstripes [1721 posts] 3 years ago
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I'm hoping to be able to stick with these for the next 2 stages - no transfers left and want 4 for Saturday...

Meersman
Nizzolo
Albasini
Grivko
D Wyss
M Wyss
Bravo (in for Dehaes)
Rui Costa (in for Goss)
Kelderman

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johnny2names [198 posts] 3 years ago
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I'm over trading ( as usual) and doing 3 transfers ( 10 penalties). I should learn foresight like drheaton. I'm going to need more transfers for saturday/sunday!! need these boys to pay me today and tomorrow:

froome
meersman
goss
albasini
gavazzi
nizzolo
wyss
van rensburg
dennis

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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After scoring 79 and 28!! it can't get any worse so no changes today or tomorrow and i'll gut my team for the weekend. Getting froome in being priority  26

Porte
Talansky
Cav
Dumoulin
Tuft
Westra
M Wyss
Grabsch
Astarloza

Mistakes are costing me big time. Was sitting pretty at the top of the South West league but now i'm in danger of being 3rd after Romandie if i can't up my game! (Classic's didn't help)  20

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Played it safe and bought in Bravo(KOM/Pts competition/possible break today) for Matthews(abandoned) and Meersman(a stage too late) for Westra.

Bravo
Meersman
Pinot
Kelderman
Bobridge
DuMoulin
Gavazzi
Talansky
Reichenbach

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STEVESPRO 79 [541 posts] 3 years ago
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Think that the Swiss will want something today....Albasini should suit the stage if he is in the mood.....But as I have brought him in, then he probably won't be in the mood...

RUI COSTA
VELITS
MEERSMAN
GASPAROTTO
ALBASINI
SPILAK
WYSS (M)
BRAVO
NOCENTINI

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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Christopher Froome (SKY)
Andrew Talansky (GRM)
Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (MOV)
Gianni Meersman (OPQ)
Francesco Gavazzi (AST)
Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (ARG)
Rohan Dennis (GRM)
Dominik Nerz (BMC)
Luka Mezgec (ARG)

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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No DNS today

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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No transfers.

Froome
Porte
Meersman
Nizzolo
Gavazzi
Albasini
Morabito
Wyss (M)
Van Rensburg

Hoping that Rensburg can feature today on a slightly flatter run in and for Meersman/Nizzolo/Gavazzi to do pretty much what they did yesterday.

An Albasini, Wyss and Morabito breakaway would suit me well too  4

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Burghardt (BMC) has a 23sec lead on the peleton

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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He's been joined by Brandle (IAM) and Hoogerland (VCD) and they have a lead of 1.05

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Lead now 3.20 after 60km

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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I picked an IAM and BMC guy for the break today, got the wrong two guys though.

BMC were always going to feature today though as I think the route passes their HQ. Bookwalter/Blythe for the win?

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Pinotti?

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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Heres mine...

Christopher Froome (SKY)
Richie Porte (SKY)
Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (MOV)
Andrew Talansky (GRM)
Giacomo Nizzolo (RSN)
Garikoitz Bravo (EUS)
Kenny Dehaes (LOT)
Marcel Wyss (IAM)
Sebastien Reichanbach (IAM)

Brought in Nizzolo and Bravo today

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

I picked an IAM and BMC guy for the break today, got the wrong two guys though.

BMC were always going to feature today though as I think the route passes their HQ. Bookwalter/Blythe for the win?

....or Wyss, or Nerz...

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Nah, if it comes down to a sprint, surely they'll ride for Blythe?

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Chaumont cat 2

Hoogerland 8pts
Burghardt 6
Brandle 4
Bravo 2
Astarloza 1

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Huguet (ARG) abandoned in the feed zone

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chrisdstripes [1721 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

Nah, if it comes down to a sprint, surely they'll ride for Blythe?

I'm hoping Blythe is dropped on the last climb, and Wyss takes it home...

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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TV's on

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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Km 124.9, 1er sprint PMU à Pieterlen :
1er Brändle, 6pts.
2e Burghardt, 3.
3e Hoogerland, 1.

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STEVESPRO 79 [541 posts] 3 years ago
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Anyone got an English link... ???

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