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1 rider short of a 100% Swiss purist team..  39

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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I wanted to do that too....  22

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 2 years ago
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I'll be double checking the start list in the morning, you might be lucky.....

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Ghedebrav [1099 posts] 2 years ago
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What's the three letter code for Switzerland? Can't figure it out...

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 2 years ago
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SUI  3

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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They may as well have called it the Tour Du Spartacus...I expect at least 2 stage wins for him.

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robacairns [19 posts] 2 years ago
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Is Kangert not racing in this? He's listed in a few places, including the Astana website - but he's not on the list?

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simon F [999 posts] 2 years ago
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Given that Jose Herrada Lopez was 2nd in today's Dauphine stage, doesn't it seem a bit unlikely that he'll be starting the TdS  7

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Benway [74 posts] 2 years ago
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Better check the news for changes to stage 2. Closed roads means stage has been flattened.

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AWPeleton [3263 posts] 2 years ago
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Benway wrote:

Better check the news for changes to stage 2. Closed roads means stage has been flattened.

Where did you see that mate ?

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 2 years ago
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simon F wrote:

Given that Jose Herrada Lopez was 2nd in today's Dauphine stage, doesn't it seem a bit unlikely that he'll be starting the TdS  7

Jose was never listed....Its Jesus Herrada that's in TdS  3

Kangert in is now. Everything should be right.

Apart from Vacansoleil, I have 9 riders listed, as today's news about Novikov rules him out. So I don't know which reserve will be riding  39

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simon F [999 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:
simon F wrote:

Given that Jose Herrada Lopez was 2nd in today's Dauphine stage, doesn't it seem a bit unlikely that he'll be starting the TdS  7

Jose was never listed....Its Jesus Herrada that's in TdS  3

Kangert in is now. Everything should be right.

Apart from Vacansoleil, I have 9 riders listed, as today's news about Novikov rules him out. So I don't know which reserve will be riding  39

Fair enough. I'll shut up and go away now  40

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simon F [999 posts] 2 years ago
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stumps wrote:
Benway wrote:

Better check the news for changes to stage 2. Closed roads means stage has been flattened.

Where did you see that mate ?

It's here ...
http://www.tourdesuisse.ch/en/news/news_detail/article/tour-de-suisse-20...

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backflipbedlem [1194 posts] 2 years ago
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So whats up with this 8km time trial? is it worth worrying about it too much when selecting your team, as the rest of the stages after are all mountain ones.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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That's me taking Pozzovovo out then!!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Its worth considering but probably by working back from the team you want in the hills to work out how many transfers you can make and therefore how many TTers you want.

Either that or pick climbers who can TT like Van Garderen or Kelderman.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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To be honest only stage 2(in its original format) and stage 7 I'd see as proper mountain stages......the others i reckon classics 'tough guys'?

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backflipbedlem [1194 posts] 2 years ago
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I've heard it mentioned a few time but what are the classics?

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backflipbedlem [1194 posts] 2 years ago
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how do you think sagan will fare on an 8km tt?

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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backflipbedlem wrote:

how do you think sagan will fare on an 8km tt?

He won the opening time trial last year ahead of Spartacus(Cancellara)

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

I've heard it mentioned a few time but what are the classics?

The high prestige 1 day races such as Paris-Roubaix,Amstel Gold Race,Tour of Flanders,Milan San-Remo,Fleche Wallone,Liege-Bastogne-Liege,Strade Bianchi and so on.

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TERatcliffe26 [4576 posts] 2 years ago
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Sagan is in my purist team, but not my standard

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Sagan is in my purist team, but not my standard

same.....until stage 3 anyway!!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Depending on the out come of the 4.30pm press conference it may be worth having him(sagan)in if stage 1(sunday) is flattened!?  39

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TERatcliffe26 [4576 posts] 2 years ago
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livestrongnick wrote:

Depending on the out come of the 4.30pm press conference it may be worth having him(sagan)in if stage 1(sunday) is flattened!?  39

He may come in for tomorrow, but we shall see what happens, I didn't want to put all my eggs in one basket. Ive already amended my standard team. I had Mollema and Martin but now I have an Orica rider and a different Cannondale rider instead

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backflipbedlem [1194 posts] 2 years ago
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this stage numbering might get confusing

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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I'll get the ball rolling with my purist selection:

Kreuziger
Spilak
Amador
Cancellara
Sagan
Grabsch
Rasmussen
Koch
Reichenbach

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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Purist

L L Sanchez
F cancelara
W kelderman
H haussler
N Roche
M Wyss
O Zaugg
A Rasmussen
L Wackermann

Std
F cancelara
T v Garderen
P Velits
W Kelderman
A Amador
J Ahlstrand
M Koch
A Rasmussen
L Wackermann

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Wig_Billy [577 posts] 2 years ago
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After not paying much attention to the Dauphine, it feels good to put some effort into my team again.

Purist

Sagan
Caruso
Mollema
Costa
Kristoff
Wyss
Denifl
Rasmussen
Vrecer

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Standard

Dumoulin
Kelderman
Moser
Cancellara
TVG
Vandewalle
Wyss
Rasmussen
Koch

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backflipbedlem [1194 posts] 2 years ago
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Standard

Van Garderen
Kelderman
Grabsh
Sagan
Lofkvist
Moinard
Devolder
Rasmussen
Kock

Purist

Van Garderen
Pozzovivo
Sagan
Amador
Lofkvist
Moinard
Devolder
Rasmussen
Kock

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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Wig_Billy wrote:

After not paying much attention to the Dauphine, it feels good to put some effort into my team again.

If that doesn't worry people then I don't know what would  40

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