Home

Hesjedal withdraws.

Too difficult/expensive to bring in Froome or Valverde, so I left them out. Wanted Betancur as well, might take a penalty in the morning for him though. If I don't, that will be the 1-2-3 then.

 4

45 comments

Avatar
AWPeleton [3294 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

No Valverde for me, stuck with Froome, Porte and Talansky as my biggies with the tt to come and a mixture of others.

Hoping for a good day tommorrow.

Avatar
Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Pinot in for me. Sticking with Froome, Talansky and... Rui Costa!

Avatar
chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Yes, I have a feeling it will be Rui Costa rather than Valverde this weekend.

Took out Albasini for penalty points, with the consolation that he's in my purist team if he goes in the break! Not sure about my logic there...

Purists 4th, but with few GC people (just Talansky and Rui Costa, plus Martin tomorrow), so could really do with Fumeaux getting in the break today...

Avatar
chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

PS - Congrats on the stage win obutterwick, with ghedebrav close behind!

Avatar
obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes
chrisdstripes wrote:

PS - Congrats on the stage win obutterwick, with ghedebrav close behind!

Thanks! Today and tomorrow are giving me an headache, though!

Avatar
TERatcliffe26 [4612 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Porte (for Meersman)
Betancur (for Gavazzi)
Kelderman
Talansky
Pinot
Albasini
Mezgec
Dehaes
Dennis

Not great but hopefully solid

Avatar
obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

There's talk of a Plan B finish today, if inclement weather situation continues. Would be an uphill rather than down. Betancur the safer bet.

Avatar
drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

The problem with riders like Betancur who are already in form and are riding the Giro is that they don't want to tire themselves out ahead of their bigger goal.

I think Hesjedal has called it great, today is going to be hard and he doesn't want to peak until half way through the Giro so pulling out is a great call.

Of the Giro riders I'll be interested to see how Gesink and Kiserlovski do today.

Avatar
chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

One penalty transfer for me, but hopefully won't need any tomorrow - although the weather does throw in some uncertainty...

Froome (for Meersman)
Brajkovic (for Grivko - should've got rid of him earlier)
Talansky
Rui Costa
Kelderman
Bravo
Ludvigsson
M Wyss

Avatar
drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Froome
Porte
Talansky
Costa
Rujano
Morabito
Bravo
Wyss (M)
Rensburg

Was tempted to bring in Betancur, Kiserlovski, Pinot or Rolland but all were just too expensive to squeeze into my team and I wanted Froome/Porte/Talansky/Costa for tomorrow.

4 transfers left for tomorrow, not sure I'll use them all but it depends on how everyone fares today.

Avatar
STEVESPRO 79 [541 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

RUI COSTA
BETANCUR
SPILAK
TALANSKY
KELDERMAN
SZMYD
TSCHOPP
WYSS (M)
BRAVO

Why I am keeping faith with Spilak heaven only knows...  13

Avatar
livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Couldn't bring myself to put Froome in, with a good choice of cheaper climbers i went with this lot

Talansky
Porte
Rolland (for Cav)
Pinot
Bravo
Betancur (for Dumoulin)
M Wyss
Kruijswijk (for Astarloza)
Ludvigsson (for Grabsch)

Avatar
obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Uphill finished confirmed. Betancur or Pinot for me.

Avatar
TERatcliffe26 [4612 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes
obutterwick wrote:

Uphill finished confirmed. Betancur or Pinot for me.

Glad I have both then  1

I still think Albasini may do something

Kelderman is my guy that worries me the most, but wanted him for tomorrow and didnt want to make penalty transfers as he could still top 20  39

Avatar
TERatcliffe26 [4612 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes
drheaton wrote:

The problem with riders like Betancur who are already in form and are riding the Giro is that they don't want to tire themselves out ahead of their bigger goal.

I think Hesjedal has called it great, today is going to be hard and he doesn't want to peak until half way through the Giro so pulling out is a great call.

Of the Giro riders I'll be interested to see how Gesink and Kiserlovski do today.

I see what your saying about Betancur, but his situation is different to Hesjedal, Hesjedal is going to the giro to try and win, thats not the case with Betancur, who will play domestique to Pozzovivo, so I don't see why he shouldn't try and win today, or he may as well not have ridden as he doesn't need the miles in the legs like Hesjedal did.

Avatar
obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
obutterwick wrote:

Uphill finished confirmed. Betancur or Pinot for me.

Glad I have both then  1

I still think Albasini may do something

Kelderman is my guy that worries me the most, but wanted him for tomorrow and didnt want to make penalty transfers as he could still top 20  39

...yeah, and this new Cat 1 summit finish is as good a chance as any for Gesink to get closer to Froome, too.

Avatar
obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Ferrari, Goss, Rujano and Da Haes are all DNS

Avatar
Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Dumoulin (ARG)
Reichenbach (IAM)
Vichot (FDJ)
Burghardt (BMC)
have a lead of 1min

Avatar
simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

The second climb of Col de la Croix has been taken out of the race. After Pas de Morgins, the race will go to the finish (Les Diablerets) via Aigle and Le Sepey.

Avatar
Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Lead now 2.38

Avatar
Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Radsport has been giving out dodgy info the lead group IAM rider is not Reichenbach but Brandle. 4min lead

Avatar
simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

GPM 1ère cat, Col des Mosses:

1er Burghardt, 12pts.
2e Brändle, 8.
3e Vichot, 6.
4e Dumoulin, 4.
5e Bravo, 2.

Avatar
Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Col des Mosses
1. Burghardt
2. Brandle
3. Vichot

Avatar
Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Lead 5.50 Nobody chasing at the moment

Avatar
Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Cavendish and Meersman abandoned

Avatar
obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

More DNFs: Florencio, Cavendish, Meersman, Navardauskas, Sutton,Capecchi, Viviani, Pineau (?), Marcato and Vanendert.

Avatar
Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

According to radsport Vandewalle (OPQ) and Gavazzi (AST) have also abandoned

Avatar
chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Off to the cinema - hoping to come out to discover a marvellous Brajkovic solo victory!

Avatar
simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Km 89, GPM 1ère cat, Col de la Croix:

1er Burghardt , 12pts.
2e Vichot, 8.
3e Dumoulin, 6.
4e Brändle, 4.
5e Garate , 2

Avatar
simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Also abandoned - Rasch, Bookwalter, Sabatini, Mori and Lancaster.

Pages