Giro D'Italia - Tappa 16

by Ghedebrav   May 20, 2013  

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Not telling anyone who I've picked till the window's closed, but I've taken a few risks on this one. Anyone else got anything they want to say?

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Felline 20th! GET IN.

Seriously tho', one of the best days of the tour so far. Totally unexpected to me, no idea whether that's naivety or whether it was a genuinely surprising outcome but I fully expected a 10-man break to be let off the leash and finish ten mins clear. I guess the break was so big that a couple of teams decided they couldn't let it go especially with Caruso in there.

No regrets fantasy-wise - you never know what will happen the next day! I'll keep all my breakaway guys, add Cav and Nizzo and maybe another, then make a load of penalty transfers for the TT and see what comes out.

Just looked at the profiles for 19 and 20 - still a helluva long way to go!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1224 posts]
21st May 2013 - 15:28

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cherrypicked wrote:
Great stage. Just wish I could sit on my hands a bit more. I took out Majka, Niemiec and Uran for Pirazzi, Visconti and Paolini. arrgh

Is there a prize for the biggest net loss of points due to transfers!?!


Ha! I took out Pirazzi, Weening, Sammy Sanchez and Majka! The four I replaced them with scored a total of one point. But they will be the top 4 tomorrow I'm sure...

(How is this guy in the top 20 overall? I hear you cry - and believe me I have no idea either...)

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posted by chrisdstripes [1224 posts]
21st May 2013 - 15:31

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3,5,6,8,10,12,14 + minor points for J-Rod the 2nd and Santambrogio....And 7 transfers for tomorrow....Sorry enrique... Smile

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [408 posts]
21st May 2013 - 15:31

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4,5,6,8,10,11 and 12 for me Thinking + santambrogio and Di Luca's sprint points, should be solid. Thinking Felline, Cav + another for tomorrow Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3414 posts]
21st May 2013 - 15:37

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Picked a load of Colombians - I figured they'd be up for sorting out last week of tour!

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posted by The Chaplin [34 posts]
21st May 2013 - 15:41

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Well.....my gamble wasn't totally worthless , dropped niemic for Sammy plus had di Luca in , I saw it as Sammy attacking on the final descent and time trialing his way to a stage win Confused not seen the stage yet so have no idea how it panned out ....still may have lost some places Crying

posted by chiv30 [471 posts]
21st May 2013 - 16:13

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OK - so Roux has now been removed, presumably a DNF today. Three times in a week now that an FDJ rider has abandoned my team - best not pick Pinot in the TDF if I want to see Madiot's car-banging antics again...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1224 posts]
21st May 2013 - 16:14

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Not doing anything was pretty much worth it, dont think I'll have scored heavily but doubt I'll lose too much ground.

Have 8 transfers now for tomorrow plus 2 more after tomorrow mean I can bring in and take out again 5 sprinters.

Thinking Cav, Nizzolo, Viviani plus a couple more although I could also be tempted to just bring in 3 or 4 and bank the transfers for later.

posted by drheaton [3139 posts]
21st May 2013 - 16:17

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Cycling fever listed Roux as DNF along with Phinney and Wynants for today.

posted by drheaton [3139 posts]
21st May 2013 - 16:19

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Well that went well Angry Angry Angry

Twisted when I should've stuck. Crying

Still, fabulous day's racing, so vafanculo to the fantasy points, I'm binning today off! My plan for tomorrow continues, I shall bring in one (1) transfer and save one for the ITT.

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posted by Ghedebrav [776 posts]
21st May 2013 - 16:22

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Well that is one possiblity removed from tomorrow.

Gavazzi thrown off the Giro for getting a tow. Suppose he will not even pick up the 10 points for lantern rouge today and my purist team is down to 6.

Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying

posted by stevemarks [317 posts]
21st May 2013 - 16:54

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STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
3,5,6,8,10,12,14 + minor points for J-Rod the 2nd and Santambrogio....And 7 transfers for tomorrow....Sorry enrique... Smile

Congrats on the stage win Applause

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3414 posts]
21st May 2013 - 17:10

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stevemarks wrote:
Well that is one possiblity removed from tomorrow.

Gavazzi thrown off the Giro for getting a tow. Suppose he will not even pick up the 10 points for lantern rouge today and my purist team is down to 6.

Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying


Doesn't that also mean everyone loses any points he earned them during the entire Giro? What about badges?

posted by TheBigMong [218 posts]
21st May 2013 - 17:14

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TheBigMong wrote:
stevemarks wrote:
Well that is one possiblity removed from tomorrow.

Gavazzi thrown off the Giro for getting a tow. Suppose he will not even pick up the 10 points for lantern rouge today and my purist team is down to 6.

Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying


Doesn't that also mean everyone loses any points he earned them during the entire Giro? What about badges?

I don't think so, he wasn't thrown off for drugs or anything, It will of been due to actions on this stage alone, so its more like a DNF in my opinion

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3414 posts]
21st May 2013 - 17:24

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Yeah, it'll just be a standard DNF rather than a drugs DQ and stripping of points.

179 for me today, only Garzelli away from a full house. Had been tempted to bring in loads of sprinters but will probably only bring in a couple as tomorrow could go the same way as today if the peloton is that way inclined.

posted by drheaton [3139 posts]
21st May 2013 - 17:41

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I couldn't decide what to do and since I had to go over to my brother's first thing, I just left it alone. 193 pts! Only thing is, I need to move house - green arrows across the board except for the W.Mids region league where I dropped 3 places. WTF?

posted by simon F [787 posts]
21st May 2013 - 17:54

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TheBigMong wrote:
stevemarks wrote:
Well that is one possiblity removed from tomorrow.

Gavazzi thrown off the Giro for getting a tow. Suppose he will not even pick up the 10 points for lantern rouge today and my purist team is down to 6.

Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying


Doesn't that also mean everyone loses any points he earned them during the entire Giro? What about badges?

rules have changed this year: DQs lose points for the stage but keep them for previous stages.

have to remove his LR points then folks, sorry Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [6909 posts]
21st May 2013 - 18:12

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171, Uran to Caruso cost me 18 points and he was in the break all day and didn't get a single point. Otherwise I would have had a full house. Cannondale have been useless in this race and they're an Italian team!!! I was hoping for something for them today but won't bother with them again, (Viviani will win tomorrow now of course). But my other transfers made a profit so not all bad. My mistake came on Sat. night when I took out Pirazzi thinking it would be a shortened stage and then it wasn't. Should've waited till the morning then but glad I brought him back today. Waste of 2 transfers though. Sammy didn't score me many points but at least he had a go!! He might try again tomorrow.

Probably take one risk tomorrow but not a sprinter, more an AR guy. Not convinced it'll be a sprint with a reasonable climb near the end, at least 1k at 10%+ if you haven't done the research, and plenty of people going on the attack.

posted by Alan Tullett [1278 posts]
21st May 2013 - 18:32

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pft. made one change. took out niemiec. Plain Face

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posted by Dave Atkinson [6909 posts]
21st May 2013 - 18:40

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I think tomorrow could go either way. If Cav can place in the top three he pretty much wraps up the Maglia Rossa (assuming he podiums on 21) so I think he'll be keen to have a break brought back and Viviani still seems to have designs on the jersey too as he's been racing for minor placing at the sprints throughout the race so there's motivation to have a sprint tomorrow.

On the other hand I agree that plenty of teams are stage hunting and plenty of riders are being aggressive which threatens a sprint. I think it may come down to what GreenEdge want to do tomorrow. If they have confidence in Goes then theyll bring the break back and set up Cav for the win, otherwise if Weening gets in the break they may let it go and we might see a breakaway win.

Given the peloton pulled back a 22 man group today I can't see a break being given too much leeway so I'm going for a sprint finish.

posted by drheaton [3139 posts]
21st May 2013 - 19:13

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At Wits End At Wits End At Wits End At Wits End At Wits End At Wits End At Wits End At Wits End At Wits End At Wits End At Wits End At Wits End
Left Gavazzi in as was convinced he would continue to lingerat the back. It was always 50/50 for a lanterne rouge. Gutted to loose the points. Took out Neimec for Pirazzi which is ok as he outscored Neimec in the end but I toyed with Pirazzi in for Santambrogio for ages. I don't know if I've done well or not today now. Sad Smile Sad Smile Sad Smile Sad Smile

posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
21st May 2013 - 19:22

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simon F wrote:
green arrows across the board except for the W.Mids region league where I dropped 3 places. WTF?

Actually, really wtf? - the 3 above haven't changed position so how did I drop 3 places from (probably) 4th to 4th? Not an important point - I'm just curious.

posted by simon F [787 posts]
21st May 2013 - 19:49

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I now really really really hate Gavazzi. I'm loosing a 180, full house and a lanterne rouge badge because of him. Crying Crying Crying Crying Surely he should get a 2 year ban. I mean its not like he sat down and ate a steak or anything. This is serious Road C.C. Fantasy treason Not Talking Not Talking

posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
21st May 2013 - 19:57

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Two subs scored zilch. If I Had Stuck Would Have Eleven More pts. Crying

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posted by JAndrewHill [1140 posts]
21st May 2013 - 19:58

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letsgoup wrote:
I now really really really hate Gavazzi. I'm loosing a 180, full house and a lanterne rouge badge because of him. Crying Crying Crying Crying Surely he should get a 2 year ban. I mean its not like he sat down and ate a steak or anything. This is serious Road C.C. Fantasy treason Not Talking Not Talking

I'm sure the guilt he now carries having screwed over so many road.cc-ers is greater than the shame he feels for getting himself kicked out of the Giro. Big Grin

posted by TheBigMong [218 posts]
21st May 2013 - 20:15

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Forget about badges, he's ruined my purist team's consistent streak; 147, 148, 146, 149, 146(-10)... Crying

posted by Wig_Billy [550 posts]
21st May 2013 - 21:12

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Jonas Lorenzen wrote:
..do nothing.. Plain Face

Best advice ever! Smile

drheaton wrote:
... if I save my transfers I get 8 tomorrow so I'll make 5 then another 5 ahead of the TT.
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Wow... How sad I can't share your joy Crying

TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Took the risk of Navadauskas for Niemiec...

Brilliant! Smile

STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
... Glad that I banked my transfers now.... Smile

Nice! Smile

STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
... And 7 transfers for tomorrow....Sorry enrique... Smile

Don't be... I know you work hard for your money and spend it on nice little things for yourself like this game and all your hard work and diligence in playing this game pay off in nice little ways like winning today's stage...

drheaton wrote:
Not doing anything was pretty much worth it... Have 8 transfers now for tomorrow plus 2 more after tomorrow mean I can bring in and take out again 5 sprinters...

Ah! The joy of being Premium! Smile

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Congrats on the stage win Applause

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posted by enrique [889 posts]
22nd May 2013 - 4:12

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simon F wrote:
simon F wrote:
green arrows across the board except for the W.Mids region league where I dropped 3 places. WTF?

Actually, really wtf? - the 3 above haven't changed position so how did I drop 3 places from (probably) 4th to 4th? Not an important point - I'm just curious.

Could the 3 have just joind the West Mids League?

posted by ray silvester [1395 posts]
22nd May 2013 - 9:13

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cherrypicked wrote:
Great stage. Just wish I could sit on my hands a bit more. I took out Majka, Niemiec and Uran for Pirazzi, Visconti and Paolini. arrgh

Is there a prize for the biggest net loss of points due to transfers!?!

That would be a great badge.....we could call it the 'Matt White Doh!!' award?

posted by ray silvester [1395 posts]
22nd May 2013 - 9:15

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ray silvester wrote:
simon F wrote:
simon F wrote:
green arrows across the board except for the W.Mids region league where I dropped 3 places. WTF?

Actually, really wtf? - the 3 above haven't changed position so how did I drop 3 places from (probably) 4th to 4th? Not an important point - I'm just curious.

Could the 3 have just joind the West Mids League?


2 of them are NeilG83 and TERatcliffe26 who've been there for ages. The league now shows them as having swapped positions (2<->3) and 1st remaining in 1st (grey arrow), whilst I went down 4 to 3. I'm not really bothered by any of this - it just looked odd.

posted by simon F [787 posts]
22nd May 2013 - 17:23

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