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Obviously The Tour is getting closer!
And teams are getting picked!

Just wondered who people thought might finish in the top 5 for stage 1.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Sprinters....

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johnny2names [198 posts] 3 years ago
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sure, here goes.... oh wait, you basically want my team! good try....

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stevemarks [470 posts] 3 years ago
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A British guy, a couple of Europeans, an Ozzie and a Yank. not in that order.

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AWPeleton [3329 posts] 3 years ago
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If you click on Fantasy cycling then click "my team" followed by "pick team" you will have a list which includes the top 20 for every stage for the whole tour before they have even started racing, its really clever how they do it.

Mind you the difficult bit is guessing in which order they will come. Have fun  3

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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It'll be a Goss, Farrar 1-2  4

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 3 years ago
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Ok ok, worth a try!  3

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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Euskatel are always up there

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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Though they might be tired if they have to cycle to the start line, seeing that the Euskatel coach had a little prang...check out
"El autobús del Euskaltel sufre un accidente en Burgos"

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cherrypicked [168 posts] 3 years ago
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Picking 3 of the top 6 for stage 1 shouldn't be that hard, and it's not where the tdf (real or fantasy) is won or lost. Picking riders to fill out the team and knowing what to do on stages 2 and 3, well, that's a bit harder.

Here's some random names and numbers I found.
Mark Cavendish 5/6
Andre Greipel 7/2
Marcel Kittel 13/2
Nacer Bouhanni 12
Matthew Goss 16
Peter Sagan 16
John Degenkolb 40
Tyler Farrar 40
Aleksander Kristoff 50
Edvald Boasson Hagen 50
Mark Renshaw 66
Yauheni Hutarovich 80

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Ghedebrav wrote:

It'll be a Goss, Farrar 1-2  4

I wouldn't mind betting that at least one of them hits the floor during the stage!!

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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cherrypicked wrote:

Picking 3 of the top 6 for stage 1 shouldn't be that hard, and it's not where the tdf (real or fantasy) is won or lost. Picking riders to fill out the team and knowing what to do on stages 2 and 3, well, that's a bit harder.

Here's some random names and numbers I found.
Mark Cavendish 5/6
Andre Greipel 7/2
Marcel Kittel 13/2
Nacer Bouhanni 12
Matthew Goss 16
Peter Sagan 16
John Degenkolb 40
Tyler Farrar 40
Aleksander Kristoff 50
Edvald Boasson Hagen 50
Mark Renshaw 66
Yauheni Hutarovich 80

Very true

I'll be picking a team with stage 2 in mind and then work backwards to put 2 pure sprinters in for the opener.

Then hopefully my stage 2 team holds together up till stage 8 with just a tweak here and there so that I've got as many transfers as possible.

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chiv30 [986 posts] 3 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:
cherrypicked wrote:

Picking 3 of the top 6 for stage 1 shouldn't be that hard, and it's not where the tdf (real or fantasy) is won or lost. Picking riders to fill out the team and knowing what to do on stages 2 and 3, well, that's a bit harder.

Here's some random names and numbers I found.
Mark Cavendish 5/6
Andre Greipel 7/2
Marcel Kittel 13/2
Nacer Bouhanni 12
Matthew Goss 16
Peter Sagan 16
John Degenkolb 40
Tyler Farrar 40
Aleksander Kristoff 50
Edvald Boasson Hagen 50
Mark Renshaw 66
Yauheni Hutarovich 80

Very true

I'll be picking a team with stage 2 in mind and then work backwards to put 2 pure sprinters in for the opener.

Then hopefully my stage 2 team holds together up till stage 8 with just a tweak here and there so that I've got as many transfers as possible.

That is some planning going on ....I'm just winging Corsica full stop

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stevemarks [470 posts] 3 years ago
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chiv30 wrote:
ray silvester wrote:
cherrypicked wrote:

Picking 3 of the top 6 for stage 1 shouldn't be that hard, and it's not where the tdf (real or fantasy) is won or lost. Picking riders to fill out the team and knowing what to do on stages 2 and 3, well, that's a bit harder.

Here's some random names and numbers I found.
Mark Cavendish 5/6
Andre Greipel 7/2
Marcel Kittel 13/2
Nacer Bouhanni 12
Matthew Goss 16
Peter Sagan 16
John Degenkolb 40
Tyler Farrar 40
Aleksander Kristoff 50
Edvald Boasson Hagen 50
Mark Renshaw 66
Yauheni Hutarovich 80

Very true

I'll be picking a team with stage 2 in mind and then work backwards to put 2 pure sprinters in for the opener.

Then hopefully my stage 2 team holds together up till stage 8 with just a tweak here and there so that I've got as many transfers as possible.

That is some planning going on ....I'm just winging Corsica full stop

My plan is to pick a team that lasts at least to stage 5 without making a transfer than I can change the whole team whenever I like without any of those pesky penalties. Cuando cambio mi equipo del todo, Enrique, voy a avisarte immediatemente.

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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Am I supposed to mention that premium players can see the teams of non premium players before the stage starts. It makes it easier to beat Enrique when you know what he has picked.  19 19 19

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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JAndrewHill wrote:

Am I supposed to mention that premium players can see the teams of non premium players before the stage starts. It makes it easier to beat Enrique when you know what he has picked.  19 19 19

And gives us the Lanterne Rouge on most stages!!