Giro - Stage 1

by stevemarks   May 3, 2013  

Here we go:

How many sprinters on the start line do we go for?

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Why oh why did I drop Viviani for Ferrari?!

Still, proof that nobody can sprint like Cav. Creditable 7th for Adam Blythe too.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1101 posts]
4th May 2013 - 15:26

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1 Mark CAVENDISH GBR OPQ 28 2:58:38
2 Elia VIVIANI ITA CAN 24 +0
3 Nacer BOUHANNI FRA FDJ 23 +0
4 Giacomo NIZZOLO ITA RLT 24 +0
5 Matthew Harley GOSS AUS OGE 27 +0
6 Francisco José VENTOSO ALBERDI ESP MOV 31 +0
7 Adam BLYTHE GBR BMC 24 +0
8 Leigh HOWARD AUS OGE 24 +3
9 Danilo HONDO GER RLT 39 +3
10 Brett LANCASTER AUS OGE 34 +12
11 John DEGENKOLB GER ARG 24 +18
12 Luca PAOLINI ITA KAT 36 +18
13 Ioannis TAMOURIDIS GRE EUS 33 +18
14 Diego ROSA ITA AND 24 +18
15 Ramunas NAVARDAUSKAS LTU GRS 25 +18
16 Roberto FERRARI ITA LAM 30 +18
17 Robert HUNTER RSA GRS 36 +18
18 Tanel KANGERT EST AST 26 +18
19 Marco MARCATO ITA VCD 29 +18
20 Andrey ZEITS KAZ AST 27 +18

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posted by Gkam84 [9030 posts]
4th May 2013 - 15:31

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Go Cav! And 1,2,4,5 so happy with that too - was hoping Keukeleire was one of them Greenedge guys in the top 10 but never mind. Looked like Degenkolb leading the bunch home in 11th/12th or whatever.

Naples looks like a nice place to spend a weekend too...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
4th May 2013 - 15:31

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1,2,3,4,7 & 11for me Cool good show from green edge should set them up for tomorrow!

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
4th May 2013 - 15:40

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1,2,3,11 for me , crash in the last 3k hurt me Thinking

posted by chiv30 [879 posts]
4th May 2013 - 15:43

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1,2,5 for me from the top 10. Stewards enquiry into Bouhanni about his head use ???????

EDIT: plus 16 (ferrari)

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posted by stumps [2839 posts]
4th May 2013 - 15:44

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1, 3, 4, 5, 11. Lost two in the crash and another to a puncture.

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
4th May 2013 - 15:48

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chrisdstripes wrote:
Naples looks like a nice place to spend a weekend too...

It isn't, it's the grottiest place I've ever been, and I've been to Bradford!

In all honesty, we got stuck there after the Icelandic volcano thing a few years ago, we'd been in Sorrento (which is very nice, if a little touristy) but Naples was a dive in comparison.

Good pizzas though.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
4th May 2013 - 15:49

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Urtasun last man home, Gavazzi (who everyone had great hopes for) rolled in 202nd.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
4th May 2013 - 15:51

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1,2,3,4,11 for me, that will do nicely

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posted by johnny2names [199 posts]
4th May 2013 - 15:51

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Will the time gaps be confirmed or does the Giro have a 3km rule for crashes? If not with today's time bonus Cav will have a very healthy lead going into the TTT.

posted by NeilG83 [259 posts]
4th May 2013 - 15:52

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Just seen a replay of the finish, I reckon Bouhanni should get the combativity award for his 'combative' sprinting technique Big Grin

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
4th May 2013 - 15:53

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who is winning pts and mts? is it wurf?

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
4th May 2013 - 15:53

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3 & 14 on Purist.
2, 3, 5, 6, 12 for Standard.

I'll take that. I *knew* Cav would win unless he crashed or broke down, but didn't want to risk that much of my team budget--crappy stuff tends to happen on the first sprint stage of a GT. C'est la velo!

posted by TheBigMong [218 posts]
4th May 2013 - 15:56

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3K rule is in effect, according to Kelly's commentary.

posted by TheBigMong [218 posts]
4th May 2013 - 15:57

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Wurf should be winning mountains, Visconti 2nd. I think the pts competition for the fantasy game will be the overall pts, so Cav will be winning that.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
4th May 2013 - 15:57

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Wurf/Visconti/Bonnaford all on 3 points, organisers giving the jersey to Visconti on countback (he must have finished higher on the climb that Wurk won than Wurf finished on the climb Visconti won).

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
4th May 2013 - 16:21

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Points going up, for info Cavendish was awarded most combative (http://www.gazzetta.it/Giroditalia/2013/classifiche/it/t_01_class_CLCOM....) for the stage so he gets another 10 points taking his total to 63 alone.

I scored 156 solely based on Cav, Viviani, Bouhanni and Ferrari, my purist team scored 0.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
4th May 2013 - 16:39

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My purist team got 0 aswell, check your email. DONT go giving all the guys the same point, score it EXACTLY like the Giro have, Visconti 5, Wurf 4, Bonnaford 3....

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posted by Gkam84 [9030 posts]
4th May 2013 - 17:11

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Party Team Blankety Blanco, by some guy named Dave Atkinson (?) got the high score today, 219 points! Party

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
4th May 2013 - 17:21

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Not thrilled with my score, but don't think my picks were that bad. Now to consider the TTT...

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posted by Ghedebrav [1101 posts]
4th May 2013 - 17:46

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Mine says its still updating. Have you all just calculated your own or are they up?

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
4th May 2013 - 17:58

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I uploaded the scores, then uploaded a correction, try again now.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
4th May 2013 - 18:05

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Got 141 points and came 547th on stage Crying

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2839 posts]
4th May 2013 - 18:13

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Wow 2nd on stage!!! awesome! so glad i put Nizzolo in Cool

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
4th May 2013 - 18:15

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enrique wrote:
Party Team Blankety Blanco, by some guy named Dave Atkinson (?) got the high score today, 219 points! Party

Congratulations Dave (ITS A FIX). Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
4th May 2013 - 18:30

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stumps wrote:
Got 141 points and came 547th on stage Crying

Same, guess we had the same 4 scorers

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
4th May 2013 - 18:51

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enrique wrote:
Party Team Blankety Blanco, by some guy named Dave Atkinson (?) got the high score today, 219 points! Party

whoever this guy dave is, I think farrelly atkinson will send him a stage prize. socks?

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
4th May 2013 - 19:11

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
stumps wrote:
Got 141 points and came 547th on stage Crying

Same, guess we had the same 4 scorers

Whats the saying again .....Great minds think alike Big Grin or is it fools seldom differ Surprise

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2839 posts]
4th May 2013 - 19:58

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enrique wrote:
Party Team Blankety Blanco, by some guy named Dave Atkinson (?) got the high score today, 219 points! Party

Dave, I was going through the team scores today and saw a team named robert atkinson and the owner is robert atkinson! Smile Any relation?...

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1795 posts]
16th May 2013 - 21:18

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