Mountain TT Giro Tappa 18

by Alan Tullett   May 23, 2013  

As no-one else has made one I'll get the ball rolling as I'm free this afternoon to watch this one and I think for a TT it'll be good.

My team, with one change from yesterday is:

Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
Przemyslaw Niemiec (LAM)
Cadel Evans (BMC)
Robinson Eduardo Chalapud (COL)
Tanel Kangert (AST)
Michele Scarponi (LAM)
Carlos Alberto Betancur (ALM)
Franco Pellizotti (AND)
Rafal Majka (SAX)

Gone for Scarponi rather than Uran and Kangert as a TT expert. He might win if Nibali lets him; I think it's between those two but Nibali under pressure to get a stage win.

One free transfer to add to two for tomorrow to get my team right for the mountains. Debating whether to go for a full GC or mixed GC and mountain point strategy, which it seems will depend on the weather.

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Gkam84 wrote:
Where's Dekker now? If he lands in the top 20, I'll get a full house Big Grin

34th

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [794 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 15:49

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Uran not going well but Kangert also doing badly so maybe no full house after all.

posted by Alan Tullett [1455 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 15:50

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Evans not doing well

posted by Cycle_Jim [281 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 15:53

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Gesink too! Well most of my hopefuls are doing bad! Nibali doing well at least

posted by Cycle_Jim [281 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 15:54

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Scarponi goes fastest then Nibali 30 s faster than him.

If it stays like that the Giro is pretty much over!

posted by stevemarks [418 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 15:58

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Madge goes third!

posted by stevemarks [418 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 16:01

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Santa 20th. Glad I don't have him.

posted by Alan Tullett [1455 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 16:05

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Niemic 9 th

posted by Alan Tullett [1455 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 16:07

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Scarponi 3rd!

posted by Alan Tullett [1455 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 16:10

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Well Scarponi beat Uran by only two places.

Nibali gets his stage. Well done!

Damn you Sammy and Damiano.

Right riders. Wrong stage but as Scarponi did well, not too much of a problem. Don't think Kangert got a point so no full house.

posted by Alan Tullett [1455 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 16:22

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Well that went badly for me...

posted by Cycle_Jim [281 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 16:22

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1 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:44:29
2 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:58
3 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:01:20
4 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:01:21
5 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:25
6 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:01:26
7 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:01:32
8 Stef Clement (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:01:36
9 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:01:41
10 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:01:52

posted by northstar [1105 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 16:22

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Have to say Caruso has been hugely impressive, especially since he wasn't even going to be riding until Basso pulled out last-minute. Could be worth keeping an eye on for the Worlds/Lombardy...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1635 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 16:26

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1,4,5,6,7,10 plus Pellizotti, and GC/jersey points for Evans. Could be green arrows for a change...
EDIT - just remembered my 30 penalty points - maybe not green arrows after all!

Tempted to stick with the GC team for the next couple of days and have 6 transfers for the sprint, but might swap Evans/Pellizotti for two potential stage winners...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1635 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 16:27

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And here's the GC:

1 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 73:55:58
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:04:02
3 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:04:12
4 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:05:14
5 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 0:06:09
6 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:06:45
7 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:06:47
8 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:07:30
9 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:08:36
10 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:09:34

posted by northstar [1105 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 16:30

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1,2,5,9,12 plus GC points, not terribly pleased used 5 transfers and think I may have been better off if I had used none.

posted by stevemarks [418 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 16:35

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1,2,5,6,7 plus the usual gc points etc etc
Looks like my keeping with Sammy may have moved me back up into the top 4 Big Grin

Edit:
Actually I'm not sure if I kept di luca plus I'm not sure where niemic finished could be more points Thinking

posted by chiv30 [870 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 16:53

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Belkov LAST again, he's raking up the 10 points per day Devil

I have 1,2,5,7,12

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posted by Gkam84 [8855 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 16:54

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1,4,5,7,10,12. not too bad, no penalty transfers and well structured team for coming SF's. whatever they happen to be...

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posted by johnny2names [199 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 17:07

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Sweet, Kangert nabs 5 points for being an Astana. Cool Thought I had missed out on another Full House badge.

posted by TheBigMong [218 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 17:10

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1,6,7,9,10,16,25,34z
Wooo!
timetrialtoohardtopredict
bring
back
the
mountains!
SOZmyspacebarHasStoppedWorking!!

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posted by backflipbedlem [765 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 17:17

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Arggghhhhh 2nd overall this stage by 6 lousy points Angry

Still on the plus side , no penalties and upto 3rd again in the forum scorums Giro Big Grin

posted by chiv30 [870 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 17:22

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184, full house, green arrows and made up a gigantic 3 points on Ter, Scarponi over Uran. I f I'd kept Sammy I would have made over 200 I think and saved a transfer. But there you go!
Was planning on dropping Evans but a few other people will now. I think his lack of training is beginning to show. Santa also on the slide (geddit?!).

posted by Alan Tullett [1455 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 20:34

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Yep 181 for me, that is my question now, do I drop Evans for Scarponi is what im thinking Thinking probably Pirazzi for Kangert

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3962 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 20:40

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Anybody got a link to a profile for tomorrows revised stage now that the Gav and the Stelvio have gone... Sad

"Shut up enrique"

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [501 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 21:02

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STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
Anybody got a link to a profile for tomorrows revised stage now that the Gav and the Stelvio have gone... Sad

http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/116940021-Giro-dItalia

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posted by netclectic [119 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 21:13

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posted by northstar [1105 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 21:18

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netclectic wrote:
STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
Anybody got a link to a profile for tomorrows revised stage now that the Gav and the Stelvio have gone... Sad

http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/116940021-Giro-dItalia

cheers matey...

"Shut up enrique"

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [501 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 22:06

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Yep 181 for me, that is my question now, do I drop Evans for Scarponi is what im thinking Thinking probably Pirazzi for Kangert

I'm thinking Evans for Uran and Pirazzi for Kangert and it'll be stalemate.

posted by Alan Tullett [1455 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 23:02

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Alan Tullett wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Yep 181 for me, that is my question now, do I drop Evans for Scarponi is what im thinking Thinking probably Pirazzi for Kangert

I'm thinking Evans for Uran and Pirazzi for Kangert and it'll be stalemate.

Ive already made mine, Scarponi and Pirazzi in for Evans and Kangert. Gonna leave it like that for tomorrow, then 4 sprinters in for sunday leaving the best combo of guaranteed points alongside them (Evans being 2nd in the points has been holding me back from getting rid, but now is the time)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3962 posts]
24th May 2013 - 7:38

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