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This week is national championships week with most of the major countries having their national champs over the weekend.

The idea is, pick the winner of five major European road race championships, specifically the winners of the British, French, Spanish, Italin and Belgian national road race championships.  Simple.

Nominate your five guys (one per race) below.  Scoring will be based on an omnium stlye points system.  1 point for the win, 2 for second, 3 for 3rd etc down to 10 points for 10th and below (if someone doesn't finish then they'll also get 10 points).

Person with the lowest points total wins.

An example team would be:

GB: Cavendish
FR: Bouhanni
ESP: Sanchez
ITA: Nibali
BEL: Boonen

You can find some info on all the champs here: http://www.podiumcafe.com/2013/6/18/4442290/welcome-to-nationals-week

Deadline for entires is 9am (BST) Saturday 22nd June.

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stumps [3187 posts] 2 years ago
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GB: Ben Swift

Spain: Faria Da Costa

Italy: Nibali

Belgium: Meersman

Norway: Eddy Bos

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Sorry, this might not have been clear but I'm restricting it to just the five championships above, Britain, Spain, France, Italy and Belgium to keep the game manageable and because in theory there are plenty of options to pick in each.

EDIT: Updated the first post to make it a little clearer.

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arsene [205 posts] 2 years ago
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Rowe
Demare
Valverde
Moser
Roelandts

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Just realised I never said but the game is for the road races for each country and not the TT.

First post amended accordingly.

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djb123 [86 posts] 2 years ago
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Cavendish
Chavanel
Txurruka
Basso
Boonen

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Ghedebrav [1098 posts] 2 years ago
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stumps wrote:

Spain: Faria Da Costa

Isn't he Portuguese?  26

EDIT: oh, yeah... sorry!

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JAndrewHill [1206 posts] 2 years ago
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GB Luke Rowe
FR Soupe
ES Ventoso
IT Moser
BE Van Avermaet

a bit random, but innit to winnit

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chokofingrz [404 posts] 2 years ago
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GB Cav
FR Sammy Dumoulin
ES Sammy Sanchez
IT Nibali
BE Gilbert

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cranky [6 posts] 2 years ago
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GB Blythe
FR Demare
ES JRod
IT Moser
BE Meersman

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rcorbin [212 posts] 2 years ago
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GB: G. Thomas
FR: N. Bouhanni
ESP: J. Flecha
ITA: M Moser
BEL: J. Van Den Broeck

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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GB:Cav
FR:Bouhanni
SP:S.Sanchez
IT:Nibali
BE:Gilbert

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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GB: Cav
FR: Bouhanni
ESP: Sanchez
IT: Nibali
BE: Meersman

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stumps [3187 posts] 2 years ago
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rcorbin wrote:

GB: G. Thomas
FR: N. Bouhanni
ESP: J. Flecha
ITA: M Moser
BEL: J. Van Den Broeck

Dont think G is riding mate. He wasn't on the list of riders who are from Sky.

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johnny2names [198 posts] 2 years ago
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ive played safe- cos I is boring.

Cavendish
Bouhanni
Valverde
Nibali
gilbert

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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My team is:

GBR: Swift
FRA: Sandy Casar
ITA: Visconti
ESP: Sammy Sanchez
BEL: Meersman

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 2 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

My team is:

GBR: Swift
FRA: Sandy Casar
ITA: Visconti
ESP: Sammy Sanchez
BEL: Meersman

Visconti isn't riding Dr

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Crumbs...

Best sub in Moser instead then.

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stumps [3187 posts] 2 years ago
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Duly noted, mind you i couldn't even get the right nationality for Spain  40

Swift
Gallopin
Visconti
Meersman
Moreno

EDIT: just heard Visconti isn't riding so will add Nibali instead.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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just looking at the time trial national champons........is it just me or are the French and Norwegian ladies ITTchamps rather pleasing on the eye?

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 2 years ago
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Not exactly going out on a limb here

Cavendish
Chavanel
Valverde
EDIT: Nibali for the absent Visconti
Gilbert

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Ghedebrav [1098 posts] 2 years ago
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Stab in the dark, then:

GB: Kennaugh
FR: Demare
ESP: S. Sanchez
ITA: Moser
BEL: Gilbert

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dave atkinson [6148 posts] 2 years ago
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GBR: Yanto Barker
FRA: Sylvain Chavanel
ITA: Enrico Gasparotto
ESP: Samuel Sanchez
BEL: Gianni Meersman

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northstar [1108 posts] 2 years ago
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GBR: Cavendish
FRA: Bouhanni
ITA: Nibali
ESP: Joaquim Rodríguez
BEL: Thomas De Gendt

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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GB Stannard
ESP Jrod
FRA Bouhanni
ITA ulissi
BEL Meersman

not seen any lists of names so will edit later if need be...

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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My Team

Barker
Bouhanni
Pablo Lastras García
Santaromita
Meersman

What I would like to see is all the jerseys go to OPQS, just because I like what they did to Boonen's

Fenn
Pineau
Verona
Brambilla
Maes
Kwiatkowski (Polish)
Martin (German)
Stybar (Czech)
Velits (Slovakia)
Terpstra (Dutch)

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam at what point after the Italian race had finished did you edit your team  19 3

Nice pick

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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I didn't change my Italian, It was putting Yanto Barker in for Dowsett  3

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

I didn't change my Italian, It was putting Yanto Barker in for Dowsett  3

I know, I was joking, as your the only one (by getting it spot on) who got remotely close to picking correctly

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Ahem, my email says you originally picked Moser and Dowsett Gkam on the 19th, you changed Dowsett for Barker on the 21st and then Santaromita appeared in your team today, I got the email for that at 5pm today.

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STEVESPRO 79 [531 posts] 2 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

Ahem, my email says you originally picked Moser and Dowsett Gkam on the 19th, you changed Dowsett for Barker on the 21st and then Santaromita appeared in your team today, I got the email for that at 5pm today.

Scandal amongst the fantasy peloton......  12

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