Criterium du Dauphine Stage 4

by TERatcliffe26   June 5, 2013  

Well as Im off out to play golf, then go to work, then play football, I thought id start this thread early.

So Ive taken a 10 point hit, but would like 5 riders in the top 10, with maybe Valverde and Chertnetsky in top 20. Plus should be in ok shape for tomorrow

Valverde
Martin
Kwiatkowski
Porte
Clement
Pinotti
Chertnetsky
Fonseca
Barhane

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any without flash requirement? pc is dead and on the xbox Sad

posted by chiv30 [876 posts]
5th June 2013 - 11:24

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My team for today with no penalties which makes a nice change Big Grin
Armindo Fonseca
Marco Pinotti
Christopher Froome
Richie Porte
Tony Martin
Michael Rogers
Michael Matthews
David Veilleux
Johnny Hoogerland

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2810 posts]
5th June 2013 - 11:48

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chiv30 wrote:
any without flash requirement? pc is dead and on the xbox Sad

http://direct.francetv.fr/regions/evt/medit-nice-direct.wsx any good to you? It's in French I'm afraid but it's all I can find.

posted by simon F [994 posts]
5th June 2013 - 11:53

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Froome gone through 1st check point 24 secs down in 3rd, Bertie over a minute down and losing at least 40 secs so far on Froome Big Grin

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2810 posts]
5th June 2013 - 11:57

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And Dennis goes 2nd at the finish line. Kwiatkowski down into 4th.

posted by simon F [994 posts]
5th June 2013 - 11:57

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I have G in for a podium here can't believe moone has mentioned him he is a very good time trialer.

Wanted Dennis and Castroviejo, I will suffer for not having them but have Kwiatowski who I fancy to do well.

Porte
Thomas
Kwiatowski
Barguil
Barta
Barguil
Berhane
V the Canadian might hold on for a few points in jersey comps.
Gallopin.

posted by stevemarks [424 posts]
5th June 2013 - 12:01

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G just gone through checkpoint 1 in 9th at +38"

posted by simon F [994 posts]
5th June 2013 - 12:04

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Chava looks poor, picking him over Kwiatkowski has not worked out but Pinotti has been solid and Froome/Martin should still score well.

Annoyingly I'm going to have to make one more transfer than everyone else in order to swap Chava for Kwiatkowski.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
5th June 2013 - 12:10

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stevemarks wrote:
I have G in for a podium here can't believe moone has mentioned him he is a very good time trialer.

Wanted Dennis and Castroviejo, I will suffer for not having them but have Kwiatowski who I fancy to do well.

Porte
Thomas
Kwiatowski
Barguil
Barta
Barguil
Berhane
V the Canadian might hold on for a few points in jersey comps.
Gallopin.

Took Porte and Thomas over Froome and Dennis, may have been a mistake, although G has jersey points as well I think.

posted by stevemarks [424 posts]
5th June 2013 - 12:18

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Woo-hoo, I've got Froome, Dennis, Martin, Castroviejo and Barta! Podium badge beckoning (shame everyone else will get one too). Couldn't quite fit in Kwiatkowski, unfortunately, but am happy with my picks - my first decent stage on this tour Smile

However, don't know where to turn for tomorrow. His Froome-ness will stay but might have to either accept a rubbish stage and save some transfers, or take some penalty hits. Thinking

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posted by Ghedebrav [1102 posts]
5th June 2013 - 12:41

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1,3,7,9,18. Not bad but not good enough.

I make it 118 for me today which I think will see me drop a few places.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
5th June 2013 - 12:50

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Dennis in yellow by 5secs over Froome

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
5th June 2013 - 12:53

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stevemarks wrote:
stevemarks wrote:
I have G in for a podium here can't believe moone has mentioned him he is a very good time trialer.

Wanted Dennis and Castroviejo, I will suffer for not having them but have Kwiatowski who I fancy to do well.

Porte
Thomas
Kwiatowski
Barguil
Barta
Barguil
Berhane
V the Canadian might hold on for a few points in jersey comps.
Gallopin.

Took Porte and Thomas over Froome and Dennis, may have been a mistake, although G has jersey points as well I think.

Big mistake, kicking myself for that one.

posted by stevemarks [424 posts]
5th June 2013 - 12:56

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As for tomorrow, I'm torn between Kwiatkowski, Voeckler and Rolland. With the HC finish, I can imagine an eye-rolling Tommy Vee solo win, and that'd be job done for him on the Dauphine.

Unless of course Contador remembers to eat his breakfast steak sandwich and blows everyone else away.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1102 posts]
5th June 2013 - 12:59

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livestrongnick wrote:
Dennis in yellow by 5secs over Froome

Henceforth to be referred to as 'The Gap of Rohan'.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1102 posts]
5th June 2013 - 13:07

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stevemarks wrote:
Took Porte and Thomas over Froome and Dennis, may have been a mistake, although G has jersey points as well I think.

Yeah, BIG mistake Wink

Froome and Dennis together scored 79
Porte and Thomas only scored 38

So you lost out on an extra 41 points Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8953 posts]
5th June 2013 - 13:16

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1,2,3,5,7 + GC points etc... works out well, think 185-30 transfers, so 155. happy with that, the 30 penalty points worth it today, starting to rescue a terrible start. tough choices for tomorrow though, main contenders so expensive....

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posted by johnny2names [199 posts]
5th June 2013 - 13:18

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Gkam84 wrote:
stevemarks wrote:
Took Porte and Thomas over Froome and Dennis, may have been a mistake, although G has jersey points as well I think.

Yeah, BIG mistake Wink

Froome and Dennis together scored 79
Porte and Thomas only scored 38

So you lost out on an extra 41 points Wink

.....and half an hour of my life debating it with myself too!

Got to get a life......

Nerd Nerd Nerd

posted by stevemarks [424 posts]
5th June 2013 - 13:30

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Gkam84 wrote:
stevemarks wrote:
Took Porte and Thomas over Froome and Dennis, may have been a mistake, although G has jersey points as well I think.

Yeah, BIG mistake Wink

Froome and Dennis together scored 79
Porte and Thomas only scored 38

So you lost out on an extra 41 points Wink

on the other hand I did have Froome and Dennis in my purist team.
Big Grin

posted by stevemarks [424 posts]
5th June 2013 - 13:33

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Gkam84 wrote:
stevemarks wrote:
Took Porte and Thomas over Froome and Dennis, may have been a mistake, although G has jersey points as well I think.

Yeah, BIG mistake Wink

Froome and Dennis together scored 79
Porte and Thomas only scored 38

So you lost out on an extra 41 points Wink

Turns out difference between 113th and 6th on the stage.

Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying

posted by stevemarks [424 posts]
5th June 2013 - 13:53

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93 today, forgot to add on 5 points team bonus for Chava and my -30 in penalties. Still in the top 10 but dropped out of contention for the overall win I think.

Anyway, on to tomorrow, it's a medium mountain stage according to letour.fr so shouldn't be one for the mountain goats right...?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
5th June 2013 - 14:05

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Not too bad today, but got my decision wrong on Chavanel or Kwiatowski so lost a few points there! Sad

@drheaton - profile says HC summit finish tomorrow with one Cat 3 and two Cat 4s on the way (assuming I've read it right of course Smile ).

posted by d_jp [108 posts]
5th June 2013 - 14:21

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Fair enough, I've really not bothered to look too hard at this race, enjoying just taking it a little easier and not getting so hung up on it, it's pretty fun Big Grin

Might have to plump for a climber or two then. Shame as the day after is flat I think so it'll be GC guys in and then out again straight away.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
5th June 2013 - 14:38

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13th overall, so close, 10 points off, the pressure to get my first high roller badge is unreal, so close and yet so far.

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posted by backflipbedlem [815 posts]
5th June 2013 - 15:01

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I'm hoping to get dual 'Tour top 10' badges again. My Purist team is 28th and consistently moving upwards, my standard team is 7th. Hopefully both can manage to get/stay in the top 10 come the end of the comp.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
5th June 2013 - 15:39

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Speaking of badges, I don't seem to have got my podium badge for today. Or don't you get them for ITTs? Crying

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posted by Ghedebrav [1102 posts]
5th June 2013 - 18:01

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One point for Froome's 5th place in green jersey competition is missing or am I wrong there?

posted by fhoupg [14 posts]
5th June 2013 - 20:33

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Wow, you are sharp. I missed him out....oppps. Just updating now Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8953 posts]
5th June 2013 - 20:55

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One point can be decisive. I know this all too well as I won the overall purist competition in 2011 by just one point. Wink

posted by fhoupg [14 posts]
5th June 2013 - 21:05

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ray silvester wrote:
I think this is where the race begins to be honest(in real-life terms anyway!!)

When I picked my standard team I basically picked a TT team and worked backwards into a stage 1 team(if that makes snese) so with a transfer saved I have:

Froome(GC lead tonight methinks!!)
Kwiatkowski(my man!!)
Veilleux(heard he's not bad on the aero's)
Fonseca(probably my only non-scorer today)
Martin(how can you not!!)
Dennis(he or kwia in white tonight)
Fuglsang(long term goodies and top 20 today no problem)
Pinotti(bargain!!)
Clement(overlooked by many?)

Martin,Pinotti and Clement to come out tomorrow

I wouldn't be surprised by a sky/opqs top 5 on today's ITT what with Froome,Porte,Thomas,Martin,Kwiatkowski and Chavanel and maybe even Kennaugh all able to excel?

Contador the unknown and I think we may see a few markers for Le Grand Boucle today?

super happy with that....3rd place on the stage to complete my set of badges plus a 180 and podium with 3 transfers for stage 5.

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
6th June 2013 - 10:12

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