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Ok Guys!
I'm 13th overall, don't know how it happened, but so close to a high roller badge! Don't know when this chance might happen again! I'm 10 points off and only got 2 transfers!
I'm basically asking for your help!

Current team:

Froome
Meersman
Porte
Barguil
Janse Van Rensburg
Veilleux
Fairly
Martin
Pinotti

Thinking of getting out Martin, and Pinotti, as only brought them in for TT, but doesn't give me much money to work with!

What do you guys think? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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It depends on whether you want to sacrifice long term benefit for short term gain (ie your high roller badge).

Long term, dropping Martin and Pinotti is probably the best bet and you keep Meersman for stage 6 meaning one less transfer there.

Short term you could drop Meersman and Martin to free up credits and bring in strongest climbers. It helps tomorrow but not on stage 6 so may hurt your chances of possibly getting a 'Tour top ten' badge.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Also, a ten point penalty may be worth considering if it allows you to make one more change that pays off. Its risky but could make all the difference.

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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Cheers dude, so many options! dont know if i could risk a penalty, cant see any obvious choices to bring in!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Having already picked up both badges I'll be aiming for the a top ten overall at the end of the race rather than just trying to peak now.

Its hard to get yourself in to a position where you have a chance of a top ten so it would be a tough call to maybe throw the chance of a top ten overall away for the sake of getting into the top ten now but handicapping yourself.

That being said, in the grand scheme of things the 20 points you might lose from taking a penalty transfer now and again ahead of stage 6 might be worth it if you can bring in someone extra for Meersman, if you brought in Van den Broeck/Westra/De Gendt/Slagter/Taaramae and they finished top 5 then it might be worth it, its just balancing the possibility of it not paying off against the upside.

At least with Meersman you know there's pretty much no chance of him scoring tomorrow so you won't lose out on any points he may get.

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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Meersman no good tomorrow then?????? Ahhhh!! Spent too much time worrying about this, might just do nothing and go to bed, lol! And hope I remeber the transfer deadline in morning!

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 2 years ago
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My tip tomorrow is Fumi Beppu, he's a local rider, so is bound to be in the day's break and pick up a barrel full of points.

Also consider Geraint Thomas, he's strong on these sorts of finishes.

Definite top 3 on the stage tomorrow is Tony Martin, he'll be wanting to repeat his stage victory from today, and clearly has a lot of form in his legs!

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obutterwick [474 posts] 2 years ago
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Erm...my team has disappeared and I only have 2 transfers to fill the 9 empty slots. No riders available for selection either. Bug?

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Skibish [76 posts] 2 years ago
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mine was like that, but now says game being updated. I think something similar has happened before when scores were being edited. Hopefully will all be back to normal soon.

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dave atkinson [6139 posts] 2 years ago
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scores updating i think

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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Sorry folks, scores were updated. I missed 1 point from Froome  19

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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Westra or de broek?

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obutterwick [474 posts] 2 years ago
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backflipbedlem wrote:

Westra or de broek?

Of the two, Van den Broek, but I wouldn't choose either. I'm fancying Konig to do something today.

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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Raleigh wrote:

Definite top 3 on the stage tomorrow is Tony Martin, he'll be wanting to repeat his stage victory from today, and clearly has a lot of form in his legs!

You think? Do I leave him in then? Lol

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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Thanks for all your help guys! Last 10 mins of worrying, hope my phone holds out.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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backflipbedlem wrote:
Raleigh wrote:

Definite top 3 on the stage tomorrow is Tony Martin, he'll be wanting to repeat his stage victory from today, and clearly has a lot of form in his legs!

You think? Do I leave him in then? Lol

I do believe that Raleigh is taking the piss  4

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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drheaton wrote:
backflipbedlem wrote:
Raleigh wrote:

Definite top 3 on the stage tomorrow is Tony Martin, he'll be wanting to repeat his stage victory from today, and clearly has a lot of form in his legs!

You think? Do I leave him in then? Lol

I do believe that Raleigh is taking the piss  4

Thought as much, thanks for your help dude, defo wasted too much time stressing over that. The joys of fantasy players everywhere!
Let's see how it pans out!
Gone konig and De gendt for Meersman and martin

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Froome
Valverde (for Martin)
Barguil (for Chavanel)
Porte
Pinotti
Elissonde
Veilleux
Barhane
Fonseca

Figured today suited Valverde more than the climbers like Rolland and Barguil was a cheap replacement for Chava to free up credits. Figured there was no-one else at the 10 credit mark worth replacing Pinotti with so left him in.

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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westra not signed up today

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johnny2names [198 posts] 2 years ago
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I couldnt make anything fit well on a 2/3 transfer combo, so made only one change and stuck with the rest, gives me a bit more leeway to switch to sprinters tomorrow, and switch back again after...
Its either a break, or I think more likely a sky train blowing everyone out, froomedog taking the win.

Christopher Froome (SKY)
Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQ)
Richie Porte (SKY)
Tony Martin (OPQ) OUT ------> Leopold Konig IN
Rohan Dennis (GRM)
Thomas Damuseau (ARG)
Natnael Barhane (EUC)
Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (ARG)
David Veilleux (EUC)

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Froome
Kwia
Konig(Martin)
Veilleux
Fuglsang(Hushovd)
Dennis
Fonseca
Cunego
Clement

Green arrows last 3 stages so hoping for the same today. Tough one to predict today  39

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TERatcliffe26 [4461 posts] 2 years ago
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Valverde
Kwiatkowski
Porte
Konig
Dennis
Clement
Berhane
Fonseca
Chertnetsky

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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I actually think vielleux will ry to get in the break again today to try to claim the mountain jersey , I also think Roland will attack on the summit finish to take the win ....still after the way my picks have gone I wouldn't bet on them  2

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Just so we know who is in this break, here is the list with full names and team names: Bert Wellens (Lotto Belisol),Matteo Gavazzi (Astana),Tom-Jelte Slagter (Blanco), Matthew Busche (RadioShack-Leopard), Daniel Teklehaimanot (Orica-GreenEdge), Pelo Bilbao (Euskaltel), Kevin Reza (Eurocar), Frantiske Rabon (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), Cayetano Sarmiento (Cannondale), Imanol Erviti (Movistar), Bertjan Lindeman (Vacansoleil-DCM), Bartosz Huzarski (NetApp-Endura), Brent Bookwalter (BMC), Thomas Damuseau (Argos-Shimano and David de la Cruz (NetApp-Endura).

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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chiv30 wrote:

I actually think vielleux will ry to get in the break again today to try to claim the mountain jersey , I also think Roland will attack on the summit finish to take the win ....still after the way my picks have gone I wouldn't bet on them  2

with Vielleux only 1.09 down on the leader he wouldn't be allowed to get in the break.  26

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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It seems Konig wasn't just my secret weapon today....I took him out for the TT and back in for today

Daniel Moreno (for Martin)
Michal Kwiatkowski (for Westra)
Stef Clement
Laurens Ten Dam
Marco Pinotti
Leopold Konig (for Sanchez)
David Veilleux (for Stannard)
Rohan Dennis
Jakob Fuglsang

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Martin,Pinotti and Clement out

Konig,Navarro and Damuseau in

Froome
Kwiatkowski
Konig
Navarro
Dennis
Fuglsand
Veilleux
Damuseau
Fonseca

and I'm hearing that Damuseau's in the break and crested the first KOM point in the lead!!  1

1. Thomas Damuseau (ARG), 4 fantasy points

2. José Sarmiento (CAN), 3

3. Tom-Jelte Slagter (BLA), 2

4. Bartosz Huzarski (TNE), 1

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

It seems Konig wasn't just my secret weapon today....I took him out for the TT and back in for today

Daniel Moreno (for Martin)
Michal Kwiatkowski (for Westra)
Stef Clement
Laurens Ten Dam
Marco Pinotti
Leopold Konig (for Sanchez)
David Veilleux (for Stannard)
Rohan Dennis
Jakob Fuglsang

Tour of Cali wasn't that long ago Gkam.....even for someone with a brain like a sieve such as myself!!

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Tour of Cali wasn't that long ago Gkam.....even for someone with a brain like a sieve such as myself!!

I must have a hole in my sieve....because I totally forgot he won a stage in Cali  13

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Result of KOM at col du Frêne, cat. 4, km 67:

1. Thomas Damuseau (ARG), 3 fantasy points

2. Frantisek Rabon (OPQ), 2

3. Bartosz Huzarski (TNE), 1

Go on TommyD II

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northstar [1108 posts] 2 years ago
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Well that was dull.

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