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Loads of threads about TDF fantasy.
This one is for anyone who would like to put their cards on the table so to speak and maybe a bit of reasoning why?

Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas
Peter Sagan
Rohan Dennis
John Degenkolb
Samuel Dumoulin
Daniel Navarro Garcia
José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios
Maxime Mederel
Matteo Bono

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rcorbin [212 posts] 3 years ago
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edit misread that, I'll put purists up later

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Cavendish-5 or 6 stage win chances plus green jersey pts.

Sagan-stage win chances,green jersey pts,possible youth and yellow jersey early on.

Dennis-youth contender,decent climber,excellent TT'er

Hoogerland-break away man,Polka Dots?

Navarro-underrated climber

Bonnet-got to have an FDJ

Cunego-best descender in the race with no Sanchez/Nibali

Gadret-underpriced

Schleck-9.2 credits for the bookis NINTH favourite

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 3 years ago
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I've gone for the tactic of 2 big names and then whatever I can afford...

Froome
Sagan
Talansky (no more than a gut feeling, and he could have the white jersey for a while if Garmin win the TTT)
Kittel (cheap for potentially 5 top 6 finishes)
Egoitz Garcia (closest thing Cofidis have to a sprinter, and can get over the lumpy stuff OK, so may pick up a few 10th places)

Hoogerland, Le Mevel, El Fares, Palacios - the best I could do with the remaining funds. Good chances of breakaways for all of them though I think.

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Bit worried about my team now

Froome
Sagan
Quintana
Navarro
Gadret
Hivert
Hoogerland
Gutierrez
Fischer

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 3 years ago
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My 'top heavy' team.  19

Froome
Cavendish
Greipel
Kristoff
Le Mevel
El Fares
Mederel
Fischer
Bono

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djb123 [86 posts] 3 years ago
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Schleck - He'll do something
Dennis - Great TT, possible youth contender
Sagan
Lutsenko
Porte - Probable top ten, possible podium.
Gadret - He's french
Navarro - Stage win or just a few breakaways
Hoogerland
Zubeldia - I've a feeling that he will be allowed to do what he likes.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Froome
Cav
Quintana
Kittel
Coppel
Gadret
Palacios
Bonnet
Willems

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stepho [90 posts] 3 years ago
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Some very different teams there.

I think sky will try to control as much as possible and just let anyone who isn't a threat to GC get away.
Meaning a lot of the expensive GC riders may just neutralise each other and win very few points. Sagan is a good bet for green Jersey and degenkolb is a great sprinter for a fraction of Cavs price.

Try as i might i just couldn't make room for schleck or Voeckler. think i may just regret that one but too late now.

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

Some very different teams there.

I think sky will try to control as much as possible and just let anyone who isn't a threat to GC get away.
Meaning a lot of the expensive GC riders may just neutralise each other and win very few points. Sagan is a good bet for green Jersey and degenkolb is a great sprinter for a fraction of Cavs price.

Try as i might i just couldn't make room for schleck or Voeckler. think i may just regret that one but too late now.

Hmmm....I'm no way a Cav-Lover but Degenkolb is possibly not even the best sprinter in his team(Kittel?) whilst Cav is definitely the world's best.It's true that Degenkolb is a fraction of Cav's price but that fraction is rather a large one(OVER two thirds),and I think his price is inflated thanks to his flat-track bullying of a weak sprint field in the Vuelta.

Do you think Degenkolb will score 70% of Cav's total in LeTour?

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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Daniel Moreno
Przemyslaw Niemiec
Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas
Andy Schleck
Michael Rogers
Johnny Hoogerland
Daniel Navarro Garcia
Jon Izaguirre Insausti
Maarten Wynants

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stepho [90 posts] 3 years ago
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Hmmm....I'm no way a Cav-Lover but Degenkolb is possibly not even the best sprinter in his team(Kittel?) whilst Cav is definitely the world's best.It's true that Degenkolb is a fraction of Cav's price but that fraction is rather a large one(OVER two thirds),and I think his price is inflated thanks to his flat-track bullying of a weak sprint field in the Vuelta.

Do you think Degenkolb will score 70% of Cav's total in LeTour?

My reasoning is that for over 25% of your budget you would need Cav to win almost every sprint to justify putting all your eggs in that basket.
Cav is a phenomenal sprinter but can be a little moody when everything is not going exactly to plan.
Only time will tell and i will most probably be proven wrong but with most people taking cav and therefore neutralising any pints won i thought i would think out the box a little. As i said, i will probably be proven wrong  26

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 3 years ago
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Degenkolb wont even be sprinting on the flat stages though, so I can't see your logic. For the price of Degenkolb, surely Bouhanni would have been a better option, or even Kittel at 8 credits cheaper, as Kittel will score more than Degenkolb.

But at the end of the day its your team and we shall see

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abudhabiChris [692 posts] 3 years ago
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The big points are in stage wins and Cav is the safest bet to pick up the most wins. He may be 25% of the team budget but that only makes a difference if you could guarantee you were able to pick other stage winners for his points, which is unlikely.

Apart from Cav my purist team is:

Porte - likely to be consistently in top 10 on mountain stages and GC towards the end. Hoping he'll pick up nearly as many points as Froome but for a lot less money.

Quintana - also likely to be consistently in top 10 on mountains and win or be near top of young rider comp.

Kittel - cheaper than Greipel and Bouhanni with just as much chance, if not better, of high stage placings.

Nieve Ituralde - reasonably priced and likely to be up there on mountain stages, maybe also will go for KOM jersey.

Lobato - don't know much about him but told he is a fast sprinter, maybe on stages not for pure sprinters. Not expensive so worth a punt.

Serpa - good climber, cheap.

Hoogerland - good value and may feature in some breakaways or early KOM.

Mederel - hoping he'll pick up some lanterne rouge points.

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stepho [90 posts] 3 years ago
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That fud Carlton Kirby, had me screaming at the telly when he said it was degenkolb going for the line, thought for a few seconds my crazy ideas on team selection may just have worked  20

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 3 years ago
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You can see my TEam In the League. Basiclly froome, Sagn And Cav.

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robdaykin (not verified) [368 posts] 3 years ago
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For the Fantasy Directeur Sportif, 150 point version:

Johnny Hoogerland
Andy Schleck
Christophe Riblon
Mikel Astarloza
Mark Cavendish
Thomas De Gendt
Marcel Kittel
Gorka Izaguirre Insausti
Jakob Fuglsang

and for my premium team

Christopher Froome
Mark Cavendish
Johnny Hoogerland
José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios
Murilo Antonio Fischer
Stuart O'Grady
Brice Feillu
Damiano Cunego
Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas

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chiv30 [986 posts] 3 years ago
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Talansky
Froome
Cavendish
Quintana
Schleck
Bono
Fischer
Mederel
Gutierrez

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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