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So time for the mountain goats! Where's everyone leaning?

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stumps [3187 posts] 2 years ago
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I've gone a full throttle Froome, Bertie and Valverde with the rest being there to make up the places and a possible break.

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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Was thinking of ditching froome to free up some cash, and to try something different to everyone else, or is that not a good idea. He gets 10 points for leading gc, but hoping a break could get away, but could be completely wrong!

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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Whos bertie btw?

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Bertie is Alberto Contador, and I wouldn't drop Froome. Froome looks strong, in form and looking to get the upper hand over the likes of Contador in the pre-tour mind games by grindng his rivals into the dust.

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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K, Cheers for the above doc, what you think of Rollands chances, says he wants to go for a stage win, this could it?

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Not sure on Rolland, its his kind of stage but Europcar have won a stage and may choose to save Rolland for the Tour, why risk him when as a team you've achieved what you set out to do? Two stages in a row though would be appealing and Rolland might want to test his fitness.

Unpredictable tomorrow but a climber will win. Froome may take it or the pack may watch Porte ride away while marking Froome... Then again, Contador/Valverde/Rodriguez may want to put down a marker and go hard or they may let their lieutenants have a shot (Rogers/Moreno etc).

Who knows? Not me, that's for sure.

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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Lol indeed, all I know is I don't have enough money, who's the best climber for 7 Bucks?

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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7  39

I suppose you could take a huge punt on Garate or Charteau but in all honesty you're looking at picking a random for the break at that price.

There's some decent choices between 7 and 10 that may be worth a pick but not much below 7.

That is, unless you don't have Veilleux who may still pick up a couple of jersey points and might give 5 points in the event of a Rolland win.

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 2 years ago
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Well I have taken 20 penalty points as I have nothing to loose, and I have gone down the lieutenants route. Id like to think I could have 4 in the top 10, 6 in the top 15

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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After stage 1 with 48 points i was 1187th  31 now i'm sitting in 77th  13 don't ask me how i've done it cause i felt i was struggling!

10 Point penalty. Gone for Valverde and a few others  26

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obutterwick [474 posts] 2 years ago
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Valverde, Froome, Rogers, Porte + 5 x DS

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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No Froome, Rogers or Valverde for me.....I'm going to score big  19

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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shoot think i missed the deadline!
well lets hope meersman does well then! Doh!!!!

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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...And that Rolland flops again

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cherrypicked [166 posts] 2 years ago
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Vote 1, 3 way showdown for KOM jersey. Damuseau, veilleux and seeldrayers. Moreno for the win.  39

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Philip Unwin [941 posts] 2 years ago
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DNS
Pinotti
Viviani
Durasek

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Philip Unwin [941 posts] 2 years ago
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Philip Unwin wrote:

DNS
Pinotti
Viviani
Durasek

Also DNS
Rabon
Leopold
Voss

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

Lol indeed, all I know is I don't have enough money, who's the best climber for 7 Bucks?

Damuseau for KOM pts if you can stretch it to 7.1?

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Philip Unwin [941 posts] 2 years ago
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Philip Unwin wrote:
Philip Unwin wrote:

DNS
Pinotti
Viviani
Durasek

Also DNS
Rabon
Leopold
Voss

Correction
Leopold Konig DNS

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Out:M & M(Meersman and Matthews)
In:Rogers and Konig

Froome
Kwiatkowski
Veilleux
Damuseau
Fonseca
Dennis
Navarro(my tip for the day)
Rogers
Konig

another good stage yesterday(40th)and climbing the rankings rapidly but alas the 3 V's for victory have meant I never had a look in.

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Philip Unwin [941 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Out:M & M(Meersman and Matthews)
In:Rogers and Konig

Froome
Kwiatkowski
Veilleux
Damuseau
Fonseca
Dennis
Navarro(my tip for the day)
Rogers
Konig

another good stage yesterday(40th)and climbing the rankings rapidly but alas the 3 V's for victory have meant I never had a look in.

Shame about Konig

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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Yea I foolishly picked a 3.6 rider as my budget team filling rider, so missed out on 0.6, lesson learnt. Hoping by missing the deadline I've accidentally done my self a favour. Already had quite a good mountain team, but avoided messing with my team for sake of it. Also left with 4 transfers tomorrow.
Fingers crossed.
Anyone know how Barguil is after his crash?

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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Did lots of people have konig? I did

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JAndrewHill [1206 posts] 2 years ago
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i would love to be on Alpe d'Huez...I can fantasize I guess.

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

Bertie is Alberto Contador, and I wouldn't drop Froome. Froome looks strong, in form and looking to get the upper hand over the likes of Contador in the pre-tour mind games by grindng his rivals into the dust.

Or Beefy after his mishap with an EPO marinated steak!!

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 2 years ago
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Well I now have 8 without Konig + 20 point penalty

Froome
Moreno
Rogers
Navarro
Dennis
Damuseau
Berhanae
Chertnetsky

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Philip Unwin wrote:
ray silvester wrote:

Out:M & M(Meersman and Matthews)
In:Rogers and Konig

Froome
Kwiatkowski
Veilleux
Damuseau
Fonseca
Dennis
Navarro(my tip for the day)
Rogers
Konig

another good stage yesterday(40th)and climbing the rankings rapidly but alas the 3 V's for victory have meant I never had a look in.

Shame about Konig

Damn.....I had enough credits for Fuglsang too.....caught out a bit by the early deadline this morning and logged on with five minutes to go so hadn't read any of the overnight news.
P*$!-Poor preparation produces P*$!-Poor performance!!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Froome
Contador (for EBH)
Porte (for Meersman)
Navarro (for Vivian)
Barguil
Damuseau (for Geslin)
Veilleux
Barhane
Fonseca

20 point penalty but figured that Damuseau was guaranteed at least 10 points over the last two days so I couldn't lose with him.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Damn it! put Konig in last night  31

Froome
Valverde
Navarro
Dennis
Cunego
Veilleux
Damuseau
Fonseca

Konig

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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group of 22. They are: Sergio Paulinho (TST), Jurgen Van den Broeck (LTB), Alexey Lutsenko and Kevin Seeldrayers (AST), Ivan Santaromita (BMC), Laurent Didier and Tony Gallopin (RLT), Travis Meyer (OGE), Jérôme Coppel (COF), Gorka Izagirre (EUS), Matteo Bono (LAM), Pierre Rolland and David Veilleux (EUC), Sylvain Chavanel (OPQ), Alessandro De Marchi (CAN), Angel Madrazo and Eloy Teruel (MOV), Thomas De Gendt (VCD), Nikias Arndt and Thomas Damuseau (ARG), Arnaud Gérard (BSE), David De Las Cruz (TNE).

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