Giro d'Italia - Tappa 12

by TERatcliffe26   May 16, 2013  

Well im out all day playing Golf, then going to work, so I thought I'd get this rolling and post my team. Surely today and tomorrow have got to be sprints?

My team is this

Cav (for Nibali)
Viviani
Bouhanni (for Santambrogio)
Gavazzi
Battaglin
Di Luca (for Pirazzi)
Evans
Betancur
Majka

Ok so its not the most sprint heavy team, but should have 3 of the top 5. Then ive kept the GC etc who will score me the most, but also based on price. Evans would score more than Nibali due to points, Betancur and Majka will score the same as Santambrogio and Pirazzi. No sprinter for Vini, so Di Luca is as good a shout as anyone to give it a go, and cheap. Just hope I haven't missed a trick not going Mezgec now Degenkolb is out

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Nothing 'happened', he's ill.

posted by andyp [906 posts]
16th May 2013 - 16:50

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u think Bouhanni will get bumped???

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posted by backflipbedlem [783 posts]
16th May 2013 - 16:57

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drheaton wrote:
I have three rules when it comes to fantasy cycling:

1) Don't pick Matt Goss
2) Don't pick Tyler Farrar (I broke this one for the ToCali)
3) Don't worry, there's always someone making worse transfers than you

Fairplay, just read this properly laughed , the first two are definitely true Devil

posted by chiv30 [875 posts]
16th May 2013 - 16:57

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andyp wrote:
Nothing 'happened', he's ill.

Perhaps he should start taking his vitamins Surprise

posted by chiv30 [875 posts]
16th May 2013 - 16:59

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andyp wrote:
Nothing 'happened', he's ill.

Thanks for your very insightful reply.....I've known he was ill since Sunday Nerd

I meant, did he come off, have a mechanical, lost time downhill again......

Something must have happened before he lost 3 minutes. He's been ill all week and this was a fairly easy, shortest stage.

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posted by Gkam84 [8896 posts]
16th May 2013 - 17:12

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Got detached on the descent again

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
16th May 2013 - 17:14

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Got a little detached on a descent then BMC forced the pace to distance him completely.

Sky tried to get him back on but their pace was too much and they dropped him. He ended up riding alone at one point before Sky picked him back up and tried to coax him to the finish.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th May 2013 - 17:20

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He lost his bottle in the first week when he spilled , that has cost him every stage that even hinted at being mildly moist on any descent , it showed in the ITT after the bike change if you ask me .

Thinking

posted by chiv30 [875 posts]
16th May 2013 - 17:32

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Cheers folks, I thought it might have been a descent. I just don't understand him, he might be feeling like crap, he was losing time, just gun it, if you slide out, then you lose time anyway...

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posted by Gkam84 [8896 posts]
16th May 2013 - 17:36

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Plane for Wiggins me thinks.....Its embarassing to watch....It should be Dame Bradley Wiggins at the moment as his bollo**s have gone walkabout....

"Shut up enrique"

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [504 posts]
16th May 2013 - 17:40

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I have an inside tip for tomorrow on who NOT to pick and ditch him......

Who wants it?

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posted by Gkam84 [8896 posts]
16th May 2013 - 17:40

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'Thanks for your very insightful reply.....I've known he was ill since Sunday '

cool. Answered your own question then.

posted by andyp [906 posts]
16th May 2013 - 17:50

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Gkam84 wrote:
I have an inside tip for tomorrow on who NOT to pick and ditch him......

Who wants it?

Already on it Devil

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th May 2013 - 17:52

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Its going public now....I thought it wouldn't be out until the morning, surprised the released it so soon after the stage Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [8896 posts]
16th May 2013 - 17:55

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Aye, bit daft really though as he'd be a decent shout for tomorrow.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th May 2013 - 17:56

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Think one of the biggest problems for Wiggins today was the fact that the maglia rosa group also had the sprinters' teams in it chasing the break... so Nibali et al just took a tow while OPQS etc did the work, and Sky - a team built for GC, not sprints - were always going to lose time in the last 15k as the break was chased down.

On another day, one where a break was allowed to stay away, he may have got back on. Was never going to happen today though, sadly.

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8151 posts]
16th May 2013 - 18:12

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Modolo's tweet -

Quando Mark mi ha portato sulla dx ormai non ne avevo più per passarlo. Bouhanni non è stato scorretto ha solo avuto fegato di passare!!

Once through google translate -

When Mark took me on right now I had no more to pass. Bouhanni was not incorrect liver has only had to go!

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posted by Gkam84 [8896 posts]
16th May 2013 - 18:13

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Goddamit Mezgec - I stuck with you for so long and NOW you come up with the goods?!

Pff. Cav aside (and Nizzolo in 4th), not a good day, especially plumping for Vivian over Bouhanni.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1098 posts]
16th May 2013 - 18:13

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Gkam84 wrote:
Modolo's tweet -

Quando Mark mi ha portato sulla dx ormai non ne avevo più per passarlo. Bouhanni non è stato scorretto ha solo avuto fegato di passare!!

Once through google translate -

When Mark took me on right now I had no more to pass. Bouhanni was not incorrect liver has only had to go!

He thought Bouhanni was not a incorrect liver... God bless google translate.

posted by northstar [1106 posts]
16th May 2013 - 18:32

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At the last minute decided to take a penalty and add Mezgec as a rainy sprinter.

They just do not come right often enough do they?

Still leaves me too far behind, maybe I should get a plane home.

Wiggins for the tour!

Smile Smile Smile

posted by stevemarks [421 posts]
16th May 2013 - 18:34

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Hearing Bouhanni's gone home too.

posted by stevemarks [421 posts]
16th May 2013 - 18:37

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I'm almost getting bored of saying it (not really), so here it is in anagram form;

A pub demigod! Big Grin

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
16th May 2013 - 18:46

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Anyone know why Pantano got 10 points? Didn't follow the stage today.

Colombians Big Grin

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posted by Ghedebrav [1098 posts]
16th May 2013 - 19:10

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Yay, mezgec finally comes good.....had him all tour so far.......the rule about not picking goes is one I should listen to.....had him in for far too many sprints this year, and he's done next to nothing.....goss can >>>>>>>>>>>>

posted by Jonnyd [27 posts]
16th May 2013 - 19:16

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Did Avila not get the lantern rouge????? Thinking Thinking

posted by stevemarks [421 posts]
16th May 2013 - 19:22

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Ghedebrav wrote:
Anyone know why Pantano got 10 points? Didn't follow the stage today.

Colombians Big Grin

I'm hoping it's a mistake and it should have gone to Avila for coming last.

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
16th May 2013 - 19:30

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FDJ confirm Bouhanni left race

‘It is useless to meet revenge with revenge: it will heal nothing.’

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posted by stumps [2778 posts]
16th May 2013 - 19:40

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Gkam84 wrote:
Modolo's tweet -

Quando Mark mi ha portato sulla dx ormai non ne avevo più per passarlo. Bouhanni non è stato scorretto ha solo avuto fegato di passare!!

Once through google translate -

When Mark took me on right now I had no more to pass. Bouhanni was not incorrect liver has only had to go!


Italian's use liver as a metaphor for bravery. He is saying that Bouhanni did nothing wrong he was just brave enough to go

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
16th May 2013 - 20:10

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What did say about Mezgec! Crying Bouhanni has gone? booted out or what?

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3974 posts]
16th May 2013 - 20:39

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I was Gavazzi away from 2 full houses on the same day Sad

posted by ray silvester [1846 posts]
17th May 2013 - 9:32

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