Personally think that this could be the race of the year looking at the stages and the declared riders so far....I know some will just use it as TdF training but it should be a cracking tour...

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Change of Mind. I Now have 3 x gc And 6 x Ds In My Purist Team. Should get good pts At End Of Week.

J Andrew Hill

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posted by JAndrewHill [1219 posts]
31st May 2013 - 21:27

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chrisdstripes wrote:
ray silvester wrote:
You could get a fair few points in scrabble for my team!!

Stuck with Kwiatkowski then? Wink

Quinziato??

All on a triple word score!!

posted by ray silvester [1805 posts]
1st June 2013 - 8:45

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Ghedebrav wrote:
Any got thoughts on whether Ian Stannard might do something decent here?

I'm always a bit reticent to pick Sky riders for anything other than TTs in stage races, but some of the lumpy stages seem suited to him - just don't know whether he'll be let off the leash at any stage or will be entirely concerned with protecting Froome.

Stannard's likely to be Froome's own personal windbreaker(to be honest he can probably protect Porte at the same time he's so big)!!

posted by ray silvester [1805 posts]
1st June 2013 - 8:47

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Final decision on purist and can't makeup my mind.

Sanchez or Martin????

posted by smiley_boy2501 [26 posts]
1st June 2013 - 20:25

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smiley_boy2501 wrote:
Final decision on purist and can't makeup my mind.

Sanchez or Martin????

Id go Sanchez, over martin, presuming you mean tony, as I cant see him scoring big apart from 1 stage.

I have neither

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3852 posts]
1st June 2013 - 21:10

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FINAL changes have been made to the start list. Knock yourselves out....just don't come crying when it all goes pair shaped Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8780 posts]
1st June 2013 - 21:24

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JAndrewHill wrote:
Change of Mind. I Now have 3 x gc And 6 x Ds In My Purist Team. Should get good pts At End Of Week.

Change Of Plan Again.
Two Gc, Two Ar, Five Ds

So Jrod Will Win Now! Wink

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posted by JAndrewHill [1219 posts]
1st June 2013 - 21:25

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I had the Sanchez/Martin purist discussion with myself, but I find a harder one.....Gerrans/De Gendt Thinking

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posted by Gkam84 [8780 posts]
1st June 2013 - 21:29

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I had the Sanchez/Martin purist discussion with myself, but I find a harder one.....Gerrans/De Gendt Thinking

Or The Bouhanni Thomas Debate.... Devil

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posted by JAndrewHill [1219 posts]
1st June 2013 - 22:00

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Got j-rod at mo. But worth swapping for hagen, read he could be in with a chance today?

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posted by backflipbedlem [676 posts]
2nd June 2013 - 7:56

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Got j-rod at mo. But worth swapping for hagen, read he could be in with a chance today?

Yeah I read that on Innrng too but EBH always flops when I pick him and it would have meant taking Froome out of my standard team which I'll post on the stage 1 thread.

On the Sanchez/Martin(Tony)/DeGendt debate.....I've got all 3 in purist which looks like this:

Sanchez,DeGendt,T.Martin,Fuglsang,Elissonde,Kwiatkowski,Cunego,Herrada,Laengen.

posted by ray silvester [1805 posts]
2nd June 2013 - 10:08

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Ok. Purist

L Westra
C Froome
M Kwiatkowski
S Sanchez
D Cunego
J Coppel
F Vachon
A Fonseca
P Serry

posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
2nd June 2013 - 11:35

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enrique wrote:
... the guys below [are] my picks for... a breakaway:

31.8 Pierre Rolland
34.2 Thomas Voeckler
19.9 Simon Gerrans
19.4 Thomas De Gendt
11.6 Pierrick Fedrigo
28.0 Sylvain Chavanel

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Yay! Smile

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posted by enrique [1681 posts]
7th June 2013 - 12:43

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I had a great second half of the Dauphine

stage 4=3rd
stage 5=25th
stage 6=40th
stage 7=498th(the Konig fiasco-should have had Fuglsang).
stage 8=17th

when you see that equating to a 95th position for the event you can only shudder and think how badly stages 1-3 went!!

posted by ray silvester [1805 posts]
10th June 2013 - 9:48

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I've been quietly supporting you all the way Enrique with your constant efforts to piss off the forumites (apart from the smiley addiction you seem to have to have), but to use the word 'math' on a UK site is above and beyond.

I suppose it could be worse and you could also type one word in every other sentence in CAPITAL LETTERS, or insert, random. Punctuation and full stops, but for that one lapse i think you deserve to be excommunicated, if not hung, drawn and quartered.

Next week I shall be mostly discussing the difference between 'lose' and 'loose', 'pedal' and 'peddle' as well as introducing the nuances of 'brake' and 'break'.

Anyway, more Stella please.

Yours

A sad old grammar Nazi.

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(With a heavy accent on Nerd )

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posted by charliemac74 [168 posts]
11th June 2013 - 2:42

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Worried now that I should have used a semicolon between between 'excommunicated' and 'if'. Better have more beer.

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posted by charliemac74 [168 posts]
11th June 2013 - 2:46

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I'd have parenthesised the whole sub-clause after excommunicated. Nerd

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
11th June 2013 - 8:37

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I'd have parenthesised the whole sub-clause after excommunicated. Nerd

In hindsight I should have just put the beer down and stepped away from the keyboard.

Apologies to all for the rant, if it's any consolation I feel sick as a dog now. Never drinking again....

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11th June 2013 - 9:51

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I've been quietly supporting you...

And I have quietly hugged you for your that show of kindness... I feel a little lonely to lose your support, really, especially since I have no idea how I butchered the English language by using the word 'math' (mathematics?) Worried Spanish is my native language and the English I learned I learned from Americans... I shall, however, accept my punishment, but not without first shouting "Long Live Non-Expiring Transfers for the Poor!" Smile Had to get that in...

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posted by enrique [1681 posts]
11th June 2013 - 17:42

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Well, another bit of useless trivia Smile

If my math is right this would have been the highest scoring Purist team possible:

Christopher Froome
Richie Porte
Rohan Dennis
Warren Barguil
Kevin Seeldraeyers
Gianni Meersman
David Veilleux
Thomas Damuseau
Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg

For a total of 880 points! Good enough to have come in No. 67 in the Overall Competition! With no transfers! Smile

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posted by enrique [1681 posts]
11th June 2013 - 17:45

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it has an s on Enrique....maths

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3852 posts]
11th June 2013 - 17:59

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Hang on. I though Maths was something you do and Math was once you've done it?

So if you have a problem to solve, it would be Maths,

If you solve the problem, you've used Maths to solve it, but when speaking about your working out, you talk about your MATH Thinking

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posted by Gkam84 [8780 posts]
11th June 2013 - 20:54

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Maths is English, Math is American, or thats how i understand it to be, as basically they just both mean mathematics

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11th June 2013 - 21:19

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Is that like Sums And Sum Then?

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posted by JAndrewHill [1219 posts]
11th June 2013 - 21:21

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Or physics and physic?

Noli porcum linguere

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posted by captain_slog [267 posts]
11th June 2013 - 22:29

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enrique wrote:
... the highest scoring Purist team possible:

Christopher Froome
Richie Porte
Rohan Dennis
Warren Barguil
Kevin Seeldraeyers
Gianni Meersman
David Veilleux
Thomas Damuseau
Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg

For a total of 880 points!...

Which really makes what electric did with his team team filthy cassette pro cycling pretty impressive... Meaning he only missed a perfect score by only 26 points! Smile

electric's team

Christopher Froome
Michael Rogers
Tony Martin
Gianni Meersman
Michael Matthews
Rohan Dennis
David De La Cruz
David Veilleux
Nikias Arndt

If he had put another 3.0 rider in there, Jean Marc Bideau, he would have gotten 12 points closer! Smile Still, I wonder how the hell he thought of putting Veilleux in there! Worried

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posted by enrique [1681 posts]
12th June 2013 - 0:24

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enrique wrote:
enrique wrote:
... the highest scoring Purist team possible:

Christopher Froome
Richie Porte
Rohan Dennis
Warren Barguil
Kevin Seeldraeyers
Gianni Meersman
David Veilleux
Thomas Damuseau
Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg

For a total of 880 points!...

Which really makes what electric did with his team team filthy cassette pro cycling pretty impressive... Meaning he only missed a perfect score by only 26 points! Smile

electric's team

Christopher Froome
Michael Rogers
Tony Martin
Gianni Meersman
Michael Matthews
Rohan Dennis
David De La Cruz
David Veilleux
Nikias Arndt

If he had put another 3.0 rider in there, Jean Marc Bideau, he would have gotten 12 points closer! Smile Still, I wonder how the hell he thought of putting Veilleux in there! Worried

Not taking away from the superb effort by electric, but it's not that close to perfect, and enrique, neither is your math. (Aussies would normally object to the use of the word, but hey, anything to stir the Poms!!)

I total your team to 1149 and trump it with
David Veilleux
Thomas Damuseau
Rohan Dennis
Kevin Seeldraeyers
Gianni Meersman
Richie Porte
Jakob Fuglsang
Christopher Froome
Jean-Marc Bideau
which totals to 1188.

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12th June 2013 - 13:44

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cherrypicked wrote:
... I total your team to 1149 and trump it with:

David Veilleux
Thomas Damuseau
Rohan Dennis
Kevin Seeldraeyers
Gianni Meersman
Richie Porte
Jakob Fuglsang
Christopher Froome
Jean-Marc Bideau
which totals to 1188.

Wow! So this purist team could have beaten everyone in the whole competition both Purists and Non-Purists? The highest score in the competition was 1125 points...

I must have the wrong totals for each rider then for the whole race... My math(s) Smile score the team I proposed as getting only 880 points for the race, but you're getting 1149 for it! Worried

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posted by enrique [1681 posts]
12th June 2013 - 16:59

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enrique wrote:
... I must have the wrong totals for each rider then for the whole race...

I do. I left out the last day's totals! Plain Face

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12th June 2013 - 19:19

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cherrypicked wrote:
... I total your team to 1149 and trump it with:

David Veilleux
Thomas Damuseau
Rohan Dennis
Kevin Seeldraeyers
Gianni Meersman
Richie Porte
Jakob Fuglsang
Christopher Froome
Jean-Marc Bideau
which totals to 1188.

I can't beat that. Your math(s) is (are) perfect! Smile The only thing I can do is match it by changing Bideau for Geslin, but I get the same score! Impressive! Thinking Your brain is something else! Smile

As are your game playing skills! Smile

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Dude, No. 2 overall in the Dauphine Smile Surprise Wow! How did you do it? Smile

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posted by enrique [1681 posts]
13th June 2013 - 0:51

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