Juan Jose Haedo
My purist is all you are getting at this stage....
Thomas de Gendt
Marc De Maar
Carlos Verona Quintanilla
Tejay van Garderen
Break goes out from the start.
Dempster, Jones, Cooper and Stemper
Dammit! I dropped Dempster at the last minute!
EDIT: oh no I didn't. Silly me
I did in my standard team because I wanted to fit someone else in
Break 50 seconds up with 95km to go
My team is
Anyone else gone Schleck-tacular for this one? Thought I'd give him a punt, you never know.
No Sagan for me. Do have Tejay and Meersman though. As noted elsewhere, purist is all-Belgian (excepting Didier from Luxemburg, as couldn't fit a ninth Belgian in).
Break out to 2.20
LOVING the app this year, it has the grade they are on and everything
Tejay van Garderen
Yes, Ghedebrav, i've gone for Schleck. At 3.8 credits he is worth a punt and needs the miles for the tour
Break at 5.45 with 82 miles to go
9 minutes ahead with 76 miles to go, being let far ahead and over a couple of little climbs so far
I put all today's eggs in a sprinty basket, which admittedly could go either way. Purists fairly well-balanced though.
De La Cruz
Break at 11.30, Beyer and Mancebo chasing
Chase brought back, 75 miles to go, break coming back a little 10.30
71 miles to go and the break is back up to 11.10
Excellent coverage, Gkam.
Do we still get points if the break is away for over half distance ?
67 mile to go, break now 10 mins.
Just taking what I see from the app and sticking it on here. 67 miles to go and its holding steady at 10 minutes. I think it should start to fall soon as they go up hill and will come back quickly
Oh yeah, forgot about the app from last year. Didn't it have pictures before eurosport went live?
Coming down mile by mile. 64 to go with 9 minutes
Can't remember, but its looking like a good app so far. I don't know if I will get streaming because of restrictions
The chase is really on, Cannondale pushing it along nicely. 62 miles and 8 minutes to the break
KoM 1 (cat 4)
Streaming goes live at 2pm eastern time (I believe that happens to be the same time as eurosport)
10pm Eurosport...BUT if you don't have ES, the app would be a good one to get.
Break now 8.45, its yo-yoing 57.5 miles to go
I like the Stemper/Dempster anagram-tastic break.
7.50 with 50.5 miles to go
Coming up towards the Cat 1 KOM point, highest point of the whole race, this will shed some riders big time.
Hopefully they don't get there before it goes live