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So Stage 3,

Are there any surpise riders so far? Any riders that are a must have? And who has been the most dissapointing so far?

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 2 years ago
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Everyone is a surprise for me! What to do next is anyone's guess, especially after they endured that living hell yesterday. Difficult to say how many sprinters (if any) will make it to the end today and especially tomorrow, a lot of the better-known riders are struggling in the heat or not taking it that seriously, and there are a lot of breakaway points available so could be worth gambling on someone in the break. In other words, not got a f**king clue. Not very helpful I know!

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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Yea i'm exactly the same, thinking if i should do any transfers but not sure which way to go.
Current team

Sagan
Van Garderen
Meersman
Westra
Rogers
De La Cruz
Carter Jones
Schleck
Cooper

Got 2 in bank, might get rid of De La Cruz and bring in Mancebo

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 2 years ago
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Ive gone safe but plenty of sprint options

Sagan
Meersman
Matthews
Stuyven
Jungels
Mancebo
Tejay
Deignan
Acevedo

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 2 years ago
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I had such a bad team, that I've just brought in Acevedo (hoping he'll have the lead for a couple of days at least now) and Carter Jones for the KOM points.

Yesterday I had to choose between dropping either JJ Haedo or van Poppel and chose VP, so Haedo immediately dropped out of the race just to spite me. If Van Poppel does well today it'll be a bit of an arse.

So I'm left with...
Tejay
Andy Schleck (can't believe I fell for that one)
Sagan
Meersman
Carter Jones
Acevedo
Keough
Euser
De La Cruz

I'm thinking of changing my DJ name to DJ Van Garderen.

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 2 years ago
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And to answer the original question - who has been most disappointing so far? De Gendt. Or me.

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 2 years ago
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De Gendt hast been disappointing all season. Maybe he's saving everything for the Tour.

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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Sprinters.....seriously, doubt they will be there at the finish.  39

From 50-90 miles its mainly uphill and pretty steady grades. Sagan will struggle today, over 8k of climbing to be done.

Stage 5 might be for sprinters, just about, but thats the only stage for them this year

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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Also, I can't find it anywhere, I've even tweeted the race to no reply. Does anyone know who got the combat/courage award yesterday?

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simon F [993 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

Also, I can't find it anywhere, I've even tweeted the race to no reply. Does anyone know who got the combat/courage award yesterday?

According to cyclingnews, it was Sylvain Chavanel

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Wig_Billy [577 posts] 2 years ago
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Sprinters back in today (for a 20 point penalty);

Sagan
Meersman
Farrar
Matthews
Hanson
Keough
Van Garderen
Acevedo
Mancebo

No more transfers until the TT now... probably.

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Philip Unwin [941 posts] 2 years ago
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DNS
Da Dalto (CAN)
Serry (OPQ)
Abandoned
Grabsch (OPQ)

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NeilG83 [283 posts] 2 years ago
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simon F wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:

Also, I can't find it anywhere, I've even tweeted the race to no reply. Does anyone know who got the combat/courage award yesterday?

According to cyclingnews, it was Sylvain Chavanel

It was Chavanel. He was presented with the jersey they give to the most courageous rider.

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stumps [3188 posts] 2 years ago
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First KOM points are done,

1 JONES
2 BALDWIN
3 MANCEBO
4 SCHAR

break away Beyer Schleck Westra Mannion only 10 secs but its a start.

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NeilG83 [283 posts] 2 years ago
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stumps wrote:

First KOM points are done,

1 JONES
2 BALDWIN
3 MANCEBO
4 SCHAR

break away Beyer Schleck Westra Mannion only 10 secs but its a start.

Brought Jones in for today and have got Mancebo and Schleck. Transferred Westra out though.

Thanks for the update Stumps. Anyone know what time live feed starts?

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Philip Unwin [941 posts] 2 years ago
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the break also may include Schlek

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stumps [3188 posts] 2 years ago
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If you go onto steephill then click onto the tour of Cali it will give you a list of live / delayed coverage.

Click onto the Amgen site and it gives a running account of whats happening and a map of the stage. It states that they go live at 2pm PST which is about 10pm our time.

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JAndrewHill [1206 posts] 2 years ago
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NeilG83 wrote:
stumps wrote:

First KOM points are done,

1 JONES
2 BALDWIN
3 MANCEBO
4 SCHAR

break away Beyer Schleck Westra Mannion only 10 secs but its a start.

Brought Jones in for today and have got Mancebo and Schleck. Transferred Westra out though.

Thanks for the update Stumps. Anyone know what time live feed starts?

Eurosport Said Ten Pm Uk time

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 2 years ago
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Beyer in purists and Schleck in standard - with 3 more KOMs and a sprint to come - hoping they can stay out til the last 30km at least...

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stumps [3188 posts] 2 years ago
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lead is 4.30 with 69 mile to go.

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Philip Unwin [941 posts] 2 years ago
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M2
1 Beyer
2 Schlek
3 Westra
4 Mannion

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Philip Unwin [941 posts] 2 years ago
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M3
1 Beyer
2 Schleck
3 Mannion
4 Westra

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stumps [3188 posts] 2 years ago
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M3

Beyer
Scleck
Mannion
Westra

Edit: to slow  2

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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Cheers for keeping us posted. I have family round on a Tuesday night, not that I mattered, I've been sleeping for the last two hours.....lol

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Philip Unwin [941 posts] 2 years ago
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S1
1 Westra
2 Beyer
3 Schleck

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 2 years ago
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I shouldn't have dropped Westra, but needed to to get Tejay in, so should be about even from Tejay and Deignans points. But he is in my purist team which is good. Need Matthews to do well today

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simon F [993 posts] 2 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

I shouldn't have dropped Westra, but needed to to get Tejay in, so should be about even from Tejay and Deignans points. But he is in my purist team which is good. Need Matthews to do well today

Tell me about it. Guess who dropped Westra and Schleck after yesterday's stage

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stumps [3188 posts] 2 years ago
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M4

Schleck
Beyer
Mannion
Westra

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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really glad i dropped Schleck today

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stevemarks [458 posts] 2 years ago
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simon F wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:

I shouldn't have dropped Westra, but needed to to get Tejay in, so should be about even from Tejay and Deignans points. But he is in my purist team which is good. Need Matthews to do well today

Tell me about it. Guess who dropped Westra and Schleck after yesterday's stage

Me Me Me! I did that!

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johnny2names [198 posts] 2 years ago
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simon F wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:

I shouldn't have dropped Westra, but needed to to get Tejay in, so should be about even from Tejay and Deignans points. But he is in my purist team which is good. Need Matthews to do well today

Tell me about it. Guess who dropped Westra and Schleck after yesterday's stage

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