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What does everyone think?  39

I have:

Stefano Pirazzi (BVI)
Mauro Santambrogio (VIN)
Domenico Pozzovivo (ALM)
Miguel Angel Rubiano (AND)
Julien Berard (ALM)
Danilo Hondo (RSN)
Daniele Bennati (SAX)
Kenny Dehaes (LOT)
Mattia Cattaneo (LAM)

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letsgoup [121 posts] 3 years ago
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I think if yesteday is anything to go by then your team is at best average. I miss called it totally yesterday and have put in GC contenders and taken penalty transfers for today. If they attacked on that poxy little climb yesterday then today's bigger climb will leave an even more select group in think. It seems the days of sit and look at each other until the queen stage are gone. Good for watching bad for picking a fantasy team.  14

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Just for clarification can we presume that the 2nd KOM point will be scored as the stage is classified as MM not SF?

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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I screwed my self big time yesterday going from 1st down to 61th! by scoring a poultry 16...  20

used 4 transfers (2 penalties)

Wiggins (for Cav)
Aru (for Puccio)
Betancur (for Blythe)
Paolini (for Howard)
Visconti
Bouhanni
Viviani
Dekker
Cattaneo

If Paolini holds on to the Pink today then we could see him in it at the start of the Time trial  39 26

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 3 years ago
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I messed up yesterday too by keeping sprinters in - in hindsight a terrible decision!!

Brought in a couple of GC guys for today, plus one for the break. Long hot day today, I'm guessing the break will be given quite a big lead by halfway, but no idea whether they'll work to bring it back.

Cav and Viviani (will probably keep til Friday now...)
Hesjedal and Sammy S (in today)
Wurf and Visconti
Wauters (in today)
Bole and Gatto (me either...)

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johnny2names [198 posts] 3 years ago
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totally misread yesterday, and scored a big fat zero, with my squad of sprinters who were supposed to climb bumps. never mind... 4 out of the door ( -20 penalty points), to make way for these top 4, on the basis of chasing bonus seconds:

hesjedal
nibali
S sanchez
santambrogio
felline
bouhanni
garzelli
locatelli
mezgec

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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I bought Visconti and Wiggo in for Navardauskas and Goss even though it leaves me without sprinters and banked transfers for stage 5.

Wiggins
Nibali
Sanchez
Visconti
Puccio
Wurf
Aru
Oliveira
Haas

My Purists scored double the points of my standards yesterday!!

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

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STEVESPRO 79 [543 posts] 3 years ago
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WIGGINS
NIBALI
SANCHEZ
SANTAMBROGIO
PAOLINI
NAVARDAUSKAS
DEKKER
DEHAES
MEZGEC...

No penalties...

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Early Break - Berard, Sella, Minguez, Tamouridis & Roux with a small gap.

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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& Le Bon + Lithgart (It's Roux or Mourey depending which ticker you trust most)

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Break now confirmed - Berard, Sella, Mestre, Tamouridis, Roux, Docks ,Locatelli & Ligthart

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Dockx has dropped back so our magnificent seven are: Johan Le Bon (FDJ), Anthony Roux (FDJ), Julien Berard (AG2R La Mondiale), Emanuele Sella (Androni Giocattoli), Ricardo Mestre (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Ioannis Tamouridis (Euskaltel-Euskadi), and Pim Ligthart (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) and they have 1'35 on the peloton after 21 km of racing.

*From Cycling News Ticker

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Still a non consensus across the tickers as to whether it's Mestre or Minguez

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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I made some rash transfers last night which I may regret. I took a 30 point penalty too:

Wiggins (for Bennati)
Hesjedal (for Bouhanni)
Sanchez (for Visconti)
Santambrogio (for Paolini)
Wurf (for Felline)
Nibali
Dehaes
Mezgec
Gavazzi

It's a big risk and if it doesn't pay off then my Giro is as good as over as I've already 100 points of the lead after three stages.

I'm hoping that the GC fireworks continue today but the finish doesn't look as tough as I first expected and unless Garmin/Astana really really want to put Wiggins in the pink I'm not sure if it'll go the same way as yesterday.

Like I said, beginning to regret my rash changes.

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AWPeleton [3328 posts] 3 years ago
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After much thinking i made my transfers yesterday and they came to nowt  14

For today i've brought in Wiggo and Nibs with a 10 point penalty for Aru as i feel he might go for the stage with the other 2 watching each other.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Berard (AG2R), Sella (AND), Minguez (EUS), Tamouridis (EUS), Le Bon (FDJ), Mourey (FDJ), Ligthart (VAC) have 7'40" after 42K

I think Minguez has been pretty much confirmed?

Sella best placed at 2'39" down on GC

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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A couple of corrections from the early break. Here's the confirmed line up. We still have seven riders up the road but they are in fact:
Johan Le Bon (FDJ), Francis Mourey (FDJ), Julien Berard (AG2R La Mondiale), Emanuele Sella (Androni Giocattoli), Miguel Minguez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Ioannis Tamouridis (Euskaltel-Euskadi), and Pim Ligthart (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)

7'55" after 55K

Sorry for any confusion

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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That's the cycling news ticker, but all the others still say it's Roux and not Mourey

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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It's now Roux 3 Mourey 2
Who knows?  7

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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It's Mourey Well done Cycling News

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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I had 6 transfers and went on a gut instinct of who would be in the break today, that failed as the 3 guys I left out of the 9 I had picked are in the break.....

Kept my sprinters for tomorrow though  3

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Sprint 1
1 Lithgart
2 Berard
3 Le Bon

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Mountain 1
1 Pirazzi
2 Gretsch
3 Visconti

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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While Eurosport was off air
Sprint 2
1 Marcato
2 Rabottini
3 Quintero

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Mountain 2
1 Chalapud Gomez
2 Di Luca
3 Visconti

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stevemarks [470 posts] 3 years ago
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Battaglin suits....

welcome back from holiday to me!

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 3 years ago
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Yay! Battaglin. Good lad. Not in my fantasy team but one of my favourite riders - his blog of last year's Giro was a nice read too. And I had a little each way bet on him today - puts my betting account for the Giro in a much healthier position than my fantasy team!

On a side note, this commentator is getting so much wrong - is it annoying anyone else?!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Balls balls balls balls balls.

Last night I took out Felline, Visconti and Paolini, all three finished in the top 10  14 14 14

I really hate this game sometimes, I totally misjudged today's stage and paid the penalty (literally). That pretty much ends my overall hopes.

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 3 years ago
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Paolini, nibbles and santambrogio for me. plus hopefully some jersey points from wiggo and aru. not a disaster nor a triumph  22

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

Balls balls balls balls balls.

Last night I took out Felline, Visconti and Paolini, all three finished in the top 10  14 14 14

I really hate this game sometimes, I totally misjudged today's stage and paid the penalty (literally). That pretty much ends my overall hopes.

Ouch. Unlucky dr. Although the last 2 days have been very unpredictable, you've probably still hung in there over the 2 days after your pick yesterday. 17 stages to go...

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