The Giro Purist thread

by drheaton   May 4, 2013  

I figured the purist comp deserved a separate thread so we can keep purist discussions separate from the main stage threads.

My Purist team is climber biased:

Wiggins
Nibali
Scarponi
Santambrogio
Betancur
Majka
Pantano
Locatelli
Gavazzi

Gavazzi is my only 'sprinter' but I've effectively got 5 team leaders and Betancur who I think will be stronger than Pozzovivo, at least to start with.

Majka and Betancur are in there for young rider points as is Locatelli although he and Pantano are my breakaway guys.  Gavazzi, I hope, can feature in a few flat stages but I shied away from Bouhanni or Cav as just don't see their being enough stages for them to make them worth picking over the likes of Santambrogio or Scarponi.

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Big fat zero for the boys from the Andes. My 'proper' purist team (listed on another thread) would actually have scored a fair few points today.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1035 posts]
4th May 2013 - 18:48

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Plenty of zero's !!

posted by ray silvester [1753 posts]
5th May 2013 - 10:18

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63 for Cav - I reckon another 200 and I'll be happy he was worth the risk, so a long way to go.

Was also hoping for something from Gavazzi and Bole - saw both of them near the front in the last 5km so they must've got caught up in the crash - swings & roundabouts as usual...

Won't be getting much today purist-wise, 20 would be a good result!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
5th May 2013 - 10:41

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Battaglin takes stage 4

Nice one Arsene!!

posted by ray silvester [1753 posts]
7th May 2013 - 16:36

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thank u perfect day for my team Big Grin
good giro so far

posted by arsene [217 posts]
7th May 2013 - 16:40

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hoping my purist team will start climbing up the table after Thursday

Bradley Wiggins (SKY)
Samuel Sanchez (EUS)
Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
Mauro Santambrogio (VIN)
Fabio Aru (AST)
Rafal Majka (SAX)
Carlos Alberto Betancur (ALM)
Stefano Locatelli (BVI)
Stefano Garzelli (VIN)

Think my big 4 could well end up in the top 6 overall.
Aru, Majka and Betancur should take the top 3 youth and do well on stages
And I'm hoping my Stefano's can challenge for the mountain points later on
Didn't think Cav was worthwhile.

posted by rcorbin [208 posts]
7th May 2013 - 20:12

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I have six of those nine:

Bradley Wiggins (SKY)
Ryder Hesjedal (GRM)
Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
Mauro Santambrogio (VIN)
Fabio Aru (AST)
Luca Mezgec (ARG)
Carlos Alberto Betancur (ALM)
Mattia Cattaneo (LAM)
Stefano Garzelli (VIN)

not enough sprint stages to waste time with sprinters on a purist team, i don't reckon. got a big fat zero on stage one but on the up now...

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7260 posts]
7th May 2013 - 20:30

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Back from training high up on Exmoor. First day I have seen any racing, sounds like I missed some fun yesterday.

I have these same 6 guys as the "doc"

Nibs
Wiggo
Betancur
Santambroglio
Locatelli
Gavazzi

Went for Niemiec over Scalponi hoping it's too much for the old boy and they give teh younger man his head, but that is obviously not happening, Booooo!

Kelderman for the youth and TTing.

and my ace in the hole Battanglin.

Happy man this evening as had him in both teams.

posted by stevemarks [404 posts]
7th May 2013 - 20:34

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Dave Atkinson wrote:
I have six of those nine:

Bradley Wiggins (SKY)
Ryder Hesjedal (GRM)
Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
Mauro Santambrogio (VIN)
Fabio Aru (AST)
Luca Mezgec (ARG)
Carlos Alberto Betancur (ALM)
Mattia Cattaneo (LAM)
Stefano Garzelli (VIN)

not enough sprint stages to waste time with sprinters on a purist team, i don't reckon. got a big fat zero on stage one but on the up now...

Me too! Zero was a bit upsetting even though I was half expecting it.

posted by stevemarks [404 posts]
7th May 2013 - 20:36

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Kept Cav in my purist team as the only sprinter, he seems on form and with the added points from the points comp he is a better bet than some of the gc boys.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2675 posts]
7th May 2013 - 22:54

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Need Cav (and preferably Bole) to have a good couple of days now!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
8th May 2013 - 8:09

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Just seen I'm top if the purist league for the giro today! Very happy indeed and I'm enjoying this moment of what I am sure is short-lived one off glory! Finally after 3 years playing this game I have finally reached the top of one table! Big Grin

posted by Pedals [40 posts]
8th May 2013 - 21:43

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My purist team!
Julien Berard (ALM)
Ryder Hesjedal (GRM)
John Degenkolb (ARG)
Luca Paolini (KAT)
Mauro Santambrogio (VIN)
Mark Cavendish (OPQ)
Pieter Weening (GRE)
Vladimir Karpets (MOV)
Grega Bole (VCD)

posted by Pedals [40 posts]
9th May 2013 - 8:23

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Pedals wrote:
Just seen I'm top if the purist league for the giro today! Very happy indeed and I'm enjoying this moment of what I am sure is short-lived one off glory! Finally after 3 years playing this game I have finally reached the top of one table! Big Grin

Applause Applause Applause Applause

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2675 posts]
9th May 2013 - 8:25

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ffs ! Degenkolb has bailed on me ! Argh....

Je vie dans l'espoir constant

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posted by Strathlubnaig [113 posts]
13th May 2013 - 22:23

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I've still got all 9 upright but sitting 582nd in purist is not very good at all.

Wiggins,Kelderman,Nibali,Sanchez,Betancur,Aru,Weening,Garzelli,Ludviggson.

posted by ray silvester [1753 posts]
16th May 2013 - 10:14

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I'll admit that Cav (142 points) and Viviani (143) are both doing better than I expected and are both sound picks, especially with at least two sprint finishes likely.

Of the two Viviani I think would have been the better pick as he seems to be chasing intermediate sprints and is cheaper.

I think the big one most people missed was Evans, at 196 points he's outscored everyone so far by a good 30 points, second and third are Uran (167) and Nibali (161) then there's a few at the 140ish mark.

My team of

Wiggins
Nibali
Scarponi
Santambrogio
Betancur
Majka
Pantano
Locatelli
Gavazzi

is doing ok but Locatelli has been quiet and the obvious misses (Pirazzi, Battaglin, Di Luca) have hurt me. I'm 65th in the purist comp some 160 points behind the leader and likely to drop a few places again on the flat stages.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th May 2013 - 10:22

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Agree about Cav and Viviani, i sort of went with a mixture of both sprinters and climbers. Sitting 117th at the mo but 193 points behind, so need a bit of a miracle. Really disappointed with Garzelli and i thought Weening might have done better.

Michele Scarponi
Thomas Dekker
Alex Dowsett
Mauro Santambrogio
Mark Cavendish
Stefano Garzelli
Pieter Weening
Vicenzo Nibali
Stefano Pirazzi

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2675 posts]
16th May 2013 - 11:55

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My purist team, very disappointed with Aru, Pietropolli and Locatelli who have all been anonymous.

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posted by Philip Unwin [771 posts]
16th May 2013 - 12:40

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*sigh* bloody Wiggins, that's totally buggered my purist Giro up.

Was hoping he'd come good for the french mountains but instead it looks like he may pull out and prepare for the Tour instead.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th May 2013 - 17:21

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Moved up into the 90's, still a canny way off but another victory for Cav tomorrow will help.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2675 posts]
16th May 2013 - 19:44

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so with wiggo pulling out im now down to 6 riders...... Crying

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
17th May 2013 - 10:21

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yup, down to six too now wiggns, hesjedal and cattaneo have all sacked it off. wonder if i'll lose any more?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7260 posts]
17th May 2013 - 10:23

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Im down to 7 now Wiggins and Bouhanni has gone

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3786 posts]
17th May 2013 - 10:34

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Still got 8, hoping Scarponi and Majka can finally come good. Also, hoping Locatelli actually does, well, anything. He's been totally non-existent so far.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
17th May 2013 - 10:37

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drheaton wrote:
Still got 8, hoping Scarponi and Majka can finally come good. Also, hoping Locatelli actually does, well, anything. He's been totally non-existent so far.

I'd say Scarponi and Majka are over-achieving in this to be honest(especially Rafa).....not sure how that equates to Fantasy pts though?

posted by ray silvester [1753 posts]
17th May 2013 - 12:59

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stumps wrote:
Didn't pick Wiggins for mine, kept in Cav.

Michele Scarponi
Thomas Dekker
Alex Dowsett
Mauro Santambrogio
Mark Cavendish
Stefano Garzelli
Pieter Weening
Vicenzo Nibali
Stefano Pirazzi

That's looking pretty decent stumpy?

posted by ray silvester [1753 posts]
17th May 2013 - 13:49

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If I'm not mistaken, this would have been the perfect Purist team for the Giro:

Vicenzo Nibali
Cadel Evans
Carlos Alberto Betancur
Giovanni Visconti
Mauro Santambrogio
Stefano Pirazzi
Rafal Majka
Maxim Belkov
Danilo Di Luca

It would have netted a grand total of 2340 points if I did my math right! Smile And, had anybody selected it, would have gotten you into the No. 101 in the overall competition, without (!) making a single (!) transfer! Thinking Wink

The Best (?) Investment (?) Danilo Di Luca who at 3.0 brought in 104 points, then Luka Mezgec who at 3.0 brought in 100 points...

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1521 posts]
27th May 2013 - 8:25

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enrique wrote:
If I'm not mistaken, this would have been the perfect Purist team for the Giro:

Vicenzo Nibali
Cadel Evans
Carlos Alberto Betancur
Giovanni Visconti
Mauro Santambrogio
Stefano Pirazzi
Rafal Majka
Maxim Belkov
Danilo Di Luca

It would have netted a grand total of 2340 points if I did my math right! Smile And, had anybody selected it, would have gotten you into the No. 101 in the overall competition, without (!) making a single (!) transfer! Thinking Wink

The Best (?) Investment (?) Danilo Di Luca who at 3.0 brought in 104 points, then Luka Mezgec who at 3.0 brought in 100 points...

Man you've got some serious time on your hands LOL Nerd

Good work though Wink

posted by ray silvester [1753 posts]
27th May 2013 - 8:29

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ray silvester wrote:
Great minds think alike on Gavazzi.....let's hope he can stay between the...ahem....'white lines'?

Surprised no Samu though Dr?

I guess a Cav red jersey in Brescia would kill us both though!!

Wiggins(must have)
Nibali(ditto)
Weening(great form)
Garzelli(a last swansong)
Gavazzi(likely to be there at the end-hometown=Brescia)
Sanchez(bargain of the Giro for me)
Betancur(youth)
Aru(youth)
Ludviggson(breaks + decent TT)

Well there's some chickens home to roost re Cav,Gavazzi,Wiggo and even Samu to a certain extent.

I guess from that you'll know how my Giro went Angry

posted by ray silvester [1753 posts]
27th May 2013 - 8:31

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