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Out for a ride at 6.00am very unlikely to be back before the transfer deadline. Take a chance, use my transfers and hope it takes place and lose the opportunity to use all those lovely transfers for the sprint, or leave my team as it is and hope that it's cancelled again. It would be nice if I could make the transfers and know that I would get them back if it were cancelled.  3 3

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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You wont be getting them back if its cancelled.

I have 3 transfers, but I would love to keep them and have 5 for the final sprint.

The ONLY person the cancellation is helping is Cav and his red jersey  3

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stevemarks [458 posts] 2 years ago
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It must be making it easier for Nibali, Majka, Pirazzi (doper???) Jonas and Whoever leads the purist competition too. Oh and Alan Tullet I suppose!

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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Oh yeah, Majka aswell. Nibali and Pirazzi already have their jersey's wrapped up.

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 2 years ago
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Yes, less chance of Canola falling off his bike! (Actually ate in a restaurant called De Luca today.)

But I made a mistake using 3 transfers last night when I knew I should wait till the morning. I thought after it was rerouted it would be safe but it wasn't.

Hope tomorrow goes ahead, weather permitting and if it's safe to race, otherwise all the mountain stages will have been ruined really and it's Nibali's by default, although I couldn't see him faltering in any case, but I'm sure even he won't be entirely happy about winning this way.

Leader of the fantasy comp. must be happy too I imagine. Less chance of being caught.

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1wrangler [57 posts] 2 years ago
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I saved up a few transfers for just such an inevitability. Whew! Though my picks for today were going to stay thru tomorrow anyway, unless any of them dropped out.

http://spokenspin.blogspot.com/

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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Well 6 trasfers will be used on the final stage by me , so I'm hoping for an ITTesque score for me that day as well as closing about 30 points tomorrow on Jonas .....

As for his Nibs , he may not be happy in the short term but down the line he will be able to look back and enjoy it I think

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Tour Le Tour [87 posts] 2 years ago
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I rode most of the new route today, and am sitting in Bolzano as I write this. I would be surprised if it is cancelled. Most of the new route is low altitude, and the weather has improved. It will still be miserable at the finish line, but I think they will get there. At worst they might bring it down the mountain a bit, but I doubt that even.

Personally, I didn't climb high today and certainly won't tomorrow. Riding unsupported I would be ok on the way up, but would certainly do myself major damage when I had to ride back down!

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 2 years ago
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Have stuck Mezgec in now for the disgraced doper. I'd have brought him in for the sprint stage anyhow but if there's a chance that the summit finish is binned off, I might as well have a sprinter option there as not. Otherwise I'd only have picked Chalapud as 5th in the KoM comp and pretty much guaranteed a point

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johnny2names [198 posts] 2 years ago
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Tour Le Tour wrote:

I rode most of the new route today, and am sitting in Bolzano as I write this. I would be surprised if it is cancelled. Most of the new route is low altitude, and the weather has improved. It will still be miserable at the finish line, but I think they will get there. At worst they might bring it down the mountain a bit, but I doubt that even.

Personally, I didn't climb high today and certainly won't tomorrow. Riding unsupported I would be ok on the way up, but would certainly do myself major damage when I had to ride back down!

cool! good work fella  1

hope the snow stays away so we get an SF tomorrow!

Ive gone ahead and done 3 transfers on the premise it will go ahead- i'm mid-air tomorrow at 7 am so no choice but to decide now. 30 degrees and sunny in turkey  3

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adholman [74 posts] 2 years ago
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A high scoring stage today with many similar teams? I think so. Here's mine...

Mauro Santambrogio (VIN)
Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
Domenico Pozzovivo (ALM)
Carlos Alberto Betancur (ALM)
Samuel Sanchez (EUS)
Fabio Duarte (COL)
Franco Pellizotti (AND)
Rigoberto Uran (SKY)
Rafal Majka (SAX)

3 transfers for tomorrow and will probably take a penalty or 2. Good luck folks!

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STEVESPRO 79 [531 posts] 2 years ago
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Really not happy with my team today....it really does not suit the new stage profile but Im stuck with it as I need the transfers for tomorrow....Having said that Im probably not on my own and at least we should get some racing today...  1

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 2 years ago
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Well this is my team, with my changes done before yesterday

Nibali
Scarponi (for Evans)
Pirazzi (for Kangert)
Betancur
Majka
Pellizotti
Niemiec
Uran
Chalapud

Only regret I guess is Evans for Scarponi, but I should only loose out on a handful of points if any depending on finish line points

Tomorrow Cav, viviani, Nizzolo and Mezgec in

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STEVESPRO 79 [531 posts] 2 years ago
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Pozzovivo
Betancur
Nibali
Santambrogio
Niemiec
Majka
Pirazzi
Weening
Sanchez

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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stevemarks wrote:

It must be making it easier for Nibali, Majka, Pirazzi (doper???) Jonas and Whoever leads the purist competition too. Oh and Alan Tullet I suppose!

It could even work out for enrique and his 'standard crew' if they find out it's cancelled BEFORE deadline of stage 20 as they could uses their 4 saved transfers for sprinters and get 2 more just after the deadline whereas they would be limited to just 4 sprinters otherwise.

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JAndrewHill [1206 posts] 2 years ago
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Here's my squad...I had Di Luca so had to swap him out early for Mezzers.

Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
Cadel Evans (BMC)
Rigoberto Uran (SKY)
Mauro Santambrogio (VIN)
Przemyslaw Niemiec (LAM)
Carlos Alberto Betancur (ALM)
Rafal Majka (SAX)
Robinson Eduardo Chalapud (COL)
Luka Mezgec (ARG)

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Ghedebrav [1098 posts] 2 years ago
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Scored -10 yesterday so no changes today out of spite.

After a good start, what with the cancellation of a crucial stage, Nibali pulling away and Di Luca's positive, this Giro is ending disappointingly.Unless something genuinely epic happens today.

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Philip Unwin [941 posts] 2 years ago
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Ermeti, Hansen, Mouris and Brutt have established a gap of 40secs.

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Philip Unwin [941 posts] 2 years ago
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Philip Unwin wrote:

Ermeti, Hansen, Mouris and Brutt have established a gap of 40secs.

Popovych not Mouris

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Philip Unwin [941 posts] 2 years ago
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Lead 5.20

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stumps [3187 posts] 2 years ago
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JAndrewHill wrote:

Here's my squad...I had Di Luca so had to swap him out early for Mezzers.

Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
Cadel Evans (BMC)
Rigoberto Uran (SKY)
Mauro Santambrogio (VIN)
Przemyslaw Niemiec (LAM)
Carlos Alberto Betancur (ALM)
Rafal Majka (SAX)
Robinson Eduardo Chalapud (COL)
Luka Mezgec (ARG)

I hope your team does absolutely brilliant as its the same as mine bar Santambrogio / Pirazzi  4

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 2 years ago
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I have no Evans, we shall see...

Nibali
Sammy
Mezgec
Majka
Betancur
Scarponi
Uran m'lud?
Pellizotti
Santambroggy

4 transfers for tomorrow of course, so should have 5 sprinters plus 4 guys with GC points, to round it all off nicely. As with most of us, should be a high-scoring last couple of days...

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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JAndrewHill wrote:

Here's my squad...I had Di Luca so had to swap him out early for Mezzers.

Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
Cadel Evans (BMC)
Rigoberto Uran (SKY)
Mauro Santambrogio (VIN)
Przemyslaw Niemiec (LAM)
Carlos Alberto Betancur (ALM)
Rafal Majka (SAX)
Robinson Eduardo Chalapud (COL)
Luka Mezgec (ARG)

Two differences for me :

Sammy instead of Santa
Azanza instead of Mezgec

5 transfers for tomorrow and hoping for a Sammy or Azanza win today  39

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Can I first take the time to say 'Chapeau' to Philip Unwin who has kept us up to date with tickers etc throughout the Giro......It's been good to get updates when at work without access to certain sites.

Then my team:
Nibali
Uran
Pellizotti
Garzelli
Intxausti
Niemiec
Majka
Betancur
Pirazzi

So an Intxausti win would be great for me.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Having made changes after the ITT, I've left my team like this and will have 5 transfers for tomorrow.

Cadel Evans
Stefano Pirazzi
Vicenzo Nibali
Benat Intxausti
Przemyslaw Niemiec
Rafal Majka
Carlos Alberto Betancur
Luka Mezgec
Robinson Eduardo Chalapud

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Can I first take the time to say 'Chapeau' to Philip Unwin who has kept us up to date with tickers etc throughout the Giro......It's been good to get updates when at work without access to certain sites.

Well said and couldn't agree more

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Philip Unwin [941 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Can I first take the time to say 'Chapeau' to Philip Unwin who has kept us up to date with tickers etc throughout the Giro......It's been good to get updates when at work without access to certain sites.

Then my team:
Nibali
Uran
Pellizotti
Garzelli
Intxausti
Niemiec
Majka
Betancur
Pirazzi

So an Intxausti win would be great for me.

Thanks for the thanks. Was laid off for two weeks. Perfect for the Giro, not so good for the bank account. It was quite good fun following tickers in four languages seeing who was first with the info.
Cheers

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stumps [3187 posts] 2 years ago
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Thanks for the thanks. Was laid off for two weeks. Perfect for the Giro, not so good for the bank account. It was quite good fun following tickers in four languages seeing who was first with the info.
Cheers[/quote]

Hope you get yourself sorted mate, not a pleasant experience i expect.

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Philip Unwin [941 posts] 2 years ago
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Fine now thanks

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stumps [3187 posts] 2 years ago
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Leads at 8mins approx with Euskaltel on the front pushing things along. Obviously looking for Sammy win today.

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Philip Unwin [941 posts] 2 years ago
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Sprint 1
1 Brutt
2 Hansen
3 Popovych
4 Ermeti
5 Cavendish
6 ?? ( a Vini Fantini rider)

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