Giro - Stage 20

by stevemarks   May 24, 2013  

What do I do now?

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. Wink Wink

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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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posted by chrisdstripes [1607 posts]
25th May 2013 - 12:27

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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 Thinking

posted by chiv30 [862 posts]
25th May 2013 - 12:35

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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.

posted by ray silvester [1808 posts]
25th May 2013 - 12:36

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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

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1790 posts]
25th May 2013 - 12:45

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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

posted by chiv30 [862 posts]
25th May 2013 - 12:51

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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

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [781 posts]
25th May 2013 - 12:55

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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

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

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2717 posts]
25th May 2013 - 12:58

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Fine now thanks

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [781 posts]
25th May 2013 - 13:02

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Leads at 8mins approx with Euskaltel on the front pushing things along. Obviously looking for Sammy win today.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2717 posts]
25th May 2013 - 13:47

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Sprint 1
1 Brutt
2 Hansen
3 Popovych
4 Ermeti
5 Cavendish
6 ?? ( a Vini Fantini rider)

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [781 posts]
25th May 2013 - 14:24

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Philip Unwin wrote:
Sprint 1
1 Brutt
2 Hansen
3 Popovych
4 Ermeti
5 Cavendish
6 ?? ( a Vini Fantini rider)

6 Andriato

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [781 posts]
25th May 2013 - 14:26

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posted by backflipbedlem [701 posts]
25th May 2013 - 14:28

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philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [781 posts]
25th May 2013 - 15:05

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Sprint 2
1 Popovych
2 Brutt
3 Hansen
4 Ermeti
5 Cavendish

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [781 posts]
25th May 2013 - 15:07

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My team very similar to others. Wouldn't have had Pirazzi but he's trying for sure!

Nibali
Uran
Scarponi
Majka
Betancur
Niemic
Pirazzi
Duarte
Pellizotti

posted by Alan Tullett [1439 posts]
25th May 2013 - 15:38

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Try and pinch 2nd Duarte!

posted by Alan Tullett [1439 posts]
25th May 2013 - 15:55

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Nibali
Duarte Yes!
Uran
Betancur
Aru
Pellizotti

12346 stage 123 Podium, should be a full house and 180 I think!
I would have had Santa instead of Pirazzi if I hadn't done my transfers too early!

posted by Alan Tullett [1439 posts]
25th May 2013 - 16:02

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Alan Tullett wrote:
Try and pinch 2nd Duarte!

Crying Crying you take 30 points on me then

Poor stage for me not good

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3912 posts]
25th May 2013 - 16:03

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1,2,3,4,6,10 - just like lots of others I bet.

posted by simon F [990 posts]
25th May 2013 - 16:03

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simon F wrote:
1,2,3,4,6,10 - just like lots of others I bet.

Not for me, to be honest I didn't pay much attention as been rather busy since thursday

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3912 posts]
25th May 2013 - 16:09

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1,3,4,10,12,14 for me plus pirazzi and majka so nearly a full house, dont think mezgec got anything today.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2717 posts]
25th May 2013 - 16:22

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Oops Crying

posted by chiv30 [862 posts]
25th May 2013 - 16:29

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stumps wrote:
1,3,4,10,12,14 for me plus pirazzi and majka so nearly a full house, dont think mezgec got anything today.

14 for me as well, but not 12. Majka was 10th - you've counted him twice? Thinking

posted by simon F [990 posts]
25th May 2013 - 16:32

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Get in there!!! 1,2,3,4,6,7,10 gives me at least 231 points today (best ever for me) even with Sammy and Santa letting me down....

and I've beaten my best 21-stage tour score with one stage to go!

Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

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posted by adholman [80 posts]
25th May 2013 - 17:26

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12346 10 12 13 and Pirazzi. Not a stage win but should be close I reckon and should be green arrows. Pirazzi probably got more points than Santa so good thing I didn't wate a transfer. Pity we didn't have the stage yesterday as well. I always do best in the mountains.

Canola finished in 116th.

posted by Alan Tullett [1439 posts]
25th May 2013 - 18:50

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2nd today! So close! Leading 3 Italians though.

posted by Alan Tullett [1439 posts]
25th May 2013 - 21:25

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Alan Tullett wrote:
2nd today! So close! Leading 3 Italians though.

Probably beaten by someone with the 3 leading Colombians!!

posted by ray silvester [1808 posts]
26th May 2013 - 7:37

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ray silvester wrote:
Alan Tullett wrote:
2nd today! So close! Leading 3 Italians though.

Probably beaten by someone with the 3 leading Colombians!!

No. I had those but could have done with Atapuma as well. Evans and Trofimov beat Scarponi and Pirazzi. The rest the same.

posted by Alan Tullett [1439 posts]
26th May 2013 - 19:02

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Alan Tullett wrote:
ray silvester wrote:
Alan Tullett wrote:
2nd today! So close! Leading 3 Italians though.

Probably beaten by someone with the 3 leading Colombians!!

No. I had those but could have done with Atapuma as well. Evans and Trofimov beat Scarponi and Pirazzi. The rest the same.

If you had Duarte you DESERVE the stage!!

posted by ray silvester [1808 posts]
27th May 2013 - 8:44

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ray silvester wrote:
Alan Tullett wrote:
ray silvester wrote:
Alan Tullett wrote:
2nd today! So close! Leading 3 Italians though.

Probably beaten by someone with the 3 leading Colombians!!

No. I had those but could have done with Atapuma as well. Evans and Trofimov beat Scarponi and Pirazzi. The rest the same.

If you had Duarte you DESERVE the stage!!

With so many people playing it's hard to win a stage now. I wouldn't have had Pirazzi if I'd waited but I don't know who I really would have had. Not bothered about winning a pump as I've got plenty of those but it's always nice to actually win a stage in any case. Got three badges for stage podiums but they're all 2nd and 3rds, no wins yet!!

Bring on the TdF, won a stage in that the last 2 years, perhaps I'll get lucky again but it'll take an exceptional choice to win a stage in the most popular race of the year which will have the best prizes for it, I hope Wink (hint, hint Dave!)

posted by Alan Tullett [1439 posts]
27th May 2013 - 13:53

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