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So Stage 1 was exciting, is everyone sticking to their pre race plan for stage 2 transfers?
Im not too sure about mine now, people talking about reduced sprints, oh the joys!

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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Stuck to my plan - Cav and Kittel out! Could be a big mistake...

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STEVESPRO 79 [546 posts] 3 years ago
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So to stick with the plan and go with the walking wounded or throw 3 weeks of prep out of the window and find a Plan B..... Mmmmmm...

Plan B me thinks....  39

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chiv30 [986 posts] 3 years ago
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I'm with Steve on this was going to wing Corsica as I had a team set up for the first 3 stages , however after yesterday's debacle I've had to make changes due to the crash  2

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 3 years ago
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I still getting rid of Cav n Kittel, just not sure on my 2 to bring in, lol

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 3 years ago
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Do we know who's out for certain?
Martin?
wat about Hoogerland is he fine?

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dave atkinson [6262 posts] 3 years ago
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there's no-one who isn't starting, so far as we know. martin, king and thomas all still in

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Stumps [3415 posts] 3 years ago
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According to the Team Sky site Thomas is fine.

Got rid of Cav plus 2 more and took a ten pointer already  20

Cant find anything anywhere about Sagan's injuries, if any, so kept him in for today.

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Not willing to incur the penalty points this early; barring a bit of good luck in breaks my Tour begins in Nice.

Two changes made, as per the plan. Sagan FTW.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Feel a low score coming today  20

Cav and Griepel out for me. Hope i can get a breakaway guy today  39

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chiv30 [986 posts] 3 years ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:

there's no-one who isn't starting, so far as we know. martin, king and thomas all still in

I was under the impression Martin was out with a broken collar bone  7

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Stumps [3415 posts] 3 years ago
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livestrongnick wrote:

Tony Martin cleared to race for stage 2  26http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-de-france-tony-martin-will-start-st...

Chapeau to him. If he was a footballer he would be out for weeks  19

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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stumps wrote:
livestrongnick wrote:

Tony Martin cleared to race for stage 2  26http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-de-france-tony-martin-will-start-st...

Chapeau to him. If he was a footballer he would be out for weeks  19

Tough Guy  13

They must really be targetting the TTT then with a view to taking yellow there......and why not with Chava,Kwia and Panzerwagon on board.

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 3 years ago
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Cav and Bouhanni out for me. Think I have a strong team for today, but after yesterday  39 At least Dumoulin and Hivert who I have for today were ok yesterday. Kept Greipel as the sprint is early, and Kittel as he will still be top 5 in points whatever happens I think. Also didn't want penalty points

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 3 years ago
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So made 1 extra transfer for a 10 pointer. Hopefully pay off

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 3 years ago
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Sagan's injuries from what I read last night are superficial if fairly extensive, but I've rued not bringing him in before when I thought he was too injured to win. The next two stages suit him so I'm bringing him in along with Degenkolb for Cav and Bouhanni. Left in Kittel and may leave him there for a while for the table points. Was originally going to have Gallopin as he was a bit cheaper but he came in 194th so I haven't gone for him although he says he is ok as well.

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 3 years ago
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Forgot to put that I brought in Sagan and Nava (Nava with the TTT in mind too)

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dave atkinson [6262 posts] 3 years ago
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chiv30 wrote:
Dave Atkinson wrote:

there's no-one who isn't starting, so far as we know. martin, king and thomas all still in

I was under the impression Martin was out with a broken collar bone  7

turned out it wasn't broke, just contusions and he lost a lot of skin. big gash in his arm too. and concussion  2

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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livestrongnick wrote:

Feel a low score coming today  20

Cav and Griepel out for me. Hope i can get a breakaway guy today  39

After alot of hovering over the confirm button i've got rid of Bouhanni too and taken a 10 point penalty.

Taken a punt on a rider who should be all over this stage in his multi-coloured jersey.....  26

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dave atkinson [6262 posts] 3 years ago
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my team's for today and tomorrow, reckon i need four changes for the TTT. let's hope it all works out eh  39

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archieboy [43 posts] 3 years ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:
chiv30 wrote:
Dave Atkinson wrote:

there's no-one who isn't starting, so far as we know. martin, king and thomas all still in

I was under the impression Martin was out with a broken collar bone  7

turned out it wasn't broke, just contusions and he lost a lot of skin. big gash in his arm too. and concussion  2

Not sure about him starting after concussion, not good. Most sports would give an automatic period of no competition. Hope he stays safe today.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Sagan
Gilbert
Degenkolb
Kittel
Cimolai
Mederel
Uglade
Willeims
D V Poppel

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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Sagan
Albasini
Gallopin
Dumoulin
Bouhanni
Garcia
Hoogerland
El Fares
Muravyev

No score between zero and 200 would surprise me today!

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STEVESPRO 79 [546 posts] 3 years ago
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GREIPEL
GALLOPIN
E.B.H.
CIMOLAI
FISCHER
ROJAS
MURAVYEV
SABATINI
DUMOULIN

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Forgot to put that I brought in Sagan and Nava (Nava with the TTT in mind too)

Already had Navardauskas(I hope you mean him and not Navarro  3 )

Sagan and Terpstra in for Cavendish and Kristoff

Sagan
Terpstra
Gerrans
S.DuMoulin
Gasparotto
Kittel
Navardauskas
Hoogerland
Fischer

Worried about the VanPoppel's today(sounds like the after effects of a dodgy curry) and was tempted by Millar with the TTT in mind but sticking to the plan.

Gerro for the win please  16

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Gerro for the win please  16

I spent ages deciding between Gerrans and Albasini - actually tossed a coin in the end and it come down Swiss...

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

Feel a low score coming today  20

Cav and Griepel out for me. Hope i can get a breakaway guy today  39

After alot of hovering over the confirm button i've got rid of Bouhanni too and taken a 10 point penalty.

Taken a punt on a rider who should be all over this stage in his multi-coloured jersey.....  26

I like the sound of Phil Gil too but quietly confident for Gerro....especially after all the talk of a 'Poggio-like'descent just before the finale.

It's also the sort of stage that I would normally go for Cunego but he's let me down too many times this season and I preferred Terpstra for his TTT chances down the line.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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The riders in the escape are:

- Ruben Perez (ESP) EUS

- David Veilleux (CAN) EUC

- Lars Boom (NED) BEL

- Blel Kadri (FRA) ALM

1'24" after 16km

Julien Simon (FRA) SOJ is on his own between the leading four and the peloton.

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 3 years ago
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Tomorrow is a tougher end to the stage than today (so didn't go Gerrans or Albasini as I think they will work for Impey today), so think it could come back together to a degree. Ive got a feeling Greipel may win todays stage

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 3 years ago
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1. Boom (BEL) 20pts

2. Veilleux (EUC) 17pts

3. Kadri (ALM) 15pts

4. Perez Moreno (EUS) 13pts

5. Greipel (LTB) 11pts - at 2'40"

6. Sagan (CAN) 10pts

7. Van Poppel (VCD) 9pts

8. Cavendish (OPQ) 8pts

9. Goss (OGE) 7pts

10. Kristoff (KAT) 6pts

11. Steegmans (OPQ) 5pts

12. Veelers (ARG) 4pts

13. Bouhanni (FDJ) 3pts

14. Kittel (ARG) 2pts

15. Chavanel (OPQ) 1pt

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