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Well i took 20 penalty points to try and make up some ground for todays stage. I then looked at the profile and there's a bloody hill at the end  14

So much for it being flat. Hopefully the sprint boys will manage it ok.

Cant believe 4 stages gone and i'm so far behind !

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STEVESPRO 79 [546 posts] 3 years ago
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Cannot see this being one for the out and out sprinters...Have a feeling that some big names will not want the sprinters there at the end....  7

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dave atkinson [6262 posts] 3 years ago
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it's mostly flat  4

agree with stevespro though. haven't gone for the full-on sprinters today. i reckon some of them would make it normally but the big teams seem to want to set a pretty frantic pace up everything bigger than a hump-back bridge this giro

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Stumps [3415 posts] 3 years ago
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I know i think its the 20 sec bonus at the end, it looks like a massive mistake for me today then as i brought in Cav, Viviani, Bouhanni and Nizzolo  40

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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Should be OK Stumps, they seem to be calling it a "false flat" rather than a hill. Most are predicting a sprint, although some of the sprinters might struggle to stay in contention.

Tomorrow looks a nailed-on sprint anyway, so you should be set up nicely for that too.

I have a potentially good sprint team set up, so hoping to move up a bit the next 2 days. Managing transfers over Fri/Sat/Sun will be a nightmare though!

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Stumps [3415 posts] 3 years ago
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Lets hope so mate, 1 - 4 will do nicely today and tomoro  3

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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I already had Cav and Viviani in, so thought I may as well keep them. The two I brought in are hopefully more the type that won't be so bothered by the hill. Always have faith in Cav though, he can get up them hills when he wants to!

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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Good luck everyone - I'm working away today so won't see any of it unfortunately.

Fingers crossed for...
Cav
Viviani
Ventoso (in for Sammy S)
Degenkolb (in for Ryder)
Bole
Gatto
Wauters
Visconti
Wurf

Leaves me 16 credits, so might bring another sprinter in for Wurf tomorrow.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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I made another 5 changes today to get me back to pretty where I was two days ago, except I've spent 60 points in penalties and missed around 80 points from dropping the wrong riders yesterday...

Degenkolb
Bouhanni
Paolini
Visconti
Felline all in

Santambrogio
Dehaes
Mezgec
Gavazzi kept from yesterday

Feel free to copy my team but after yesterday's disaster you do so at your peril!

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Stumps [3415 posts] 3 years ago
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gone with

Giacomo Nizzolo
Mark Cavendish
Fabio Aru
Stefano Locatelli
Nacer Bouhanni
Jens Mouris
Elia Viviani
Mauro Santambrogio
Thomas Dekker

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Just the 10 point pen today

Goss (for Wiggins)
Nizzolo (for Dekker)
Santambrogio (For Bouhanni) might regert that one  39

Viviani
Aru
Betancur
Paolini
Cattaneo
Visconti

Like most looking at tomorrow in mind!  39

Just realsied i've 7 Italians  13

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Six off the front
Gil
Pirazzi
Marangoni
Mestre
Bulgac
Andriato

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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The lead is reported as being 8.10 already

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Stumps [3415 posts] 3 years ago
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At last something to be pleased about - i've got pirazzi albeit in my purist team.

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Yesterday the escape group were not happy about Sella being there at only 2.39 down. I can't see this group being happy having Pirazzi who is only 3.06 down

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Urtasun (EUS) has abandoned

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Goss in for Wiggo
Bouhanni in for Sanchez
Visconti
Nibali
Wurf
Aru
Puccio
Oliveira
Haas

All of the Aussie tickers are touting Goss for this one(although the Italians are saying Pozzato).

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Pirazzi has been dropped from the lead group. Probably just wanted the mountain points

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Philip Unwin wrote:

Urtasun (EUS) has abandoned

So that's he and Sandy Casar out

There were reports that Majka DNS yesterday but they turned out to be wide of the mark....he's having a good giro losing no time yesterday and sitting 2nd in the youth competition.

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Mountain 1
1 Pirazzi
2 Bulgac
3 Marangoni
which moves Pirazzi up to 4th in KOM

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Gap down to 6.40

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Stumps [3415 posts] 3 years ago
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Philip Unwin wrote:

Mountain 1
1 Pirazzi
2 Bulgac
3 Marangoni
which moves Pirazzi up to 4th in KOM

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 3 years ago
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Ive got most bases covered for today I think, GC points, mountain points, 2 sprinters, some others....

Cav
Gavazzi
Battaglin
Uran
Paolini
Santambrogio
Visconti
Weening
Phinney

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Sprint 1
1 Andriato
2 Marangoni
3 Gil

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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If you aren't watching on Eurosport there has been a bit of rain and there's a river running down the final straight.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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I wish I transferred Micheal Phelps in now!!

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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If you can get to a Tv turn it on, it's causing havoc at the mo'

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

I wish I transferred Micheal Phelps in now!!

Nibali is known as The Shark

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johnny2names [198 posts] 3 years ago
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i'm flapping about wildly again today, now stripped my team of GC's for some punchy sprinters, another 20 point penalty... i'm gonna get one of those right some day:

goss
degenkolb
paolini
ventoso
felline
bouhanni
garzelli
locatelli
mezgec

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Sprint 2
1 Andriato
2 Marangoni
3 Bulgac

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STEVESPRO 79 [546 posts] 3 years ago
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Wow the finishing line is resembling a canoe slalom course rather than a bike race finish...This could be rather interesting if it comes to a sprint finish...

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