Tour De France stage 3 Ajaccio > Calvi

by stumps   July 1, 2013  

Started the forum off early as i'm away to work later.

Brought in 2 for todays stage with a mind on the TT tomorrow then hopefully will have 4 for the return to the flat on stage 5.

Todays stage is a bit lumpy but nothing to bad for most of the riders however the last climb at 8.1% over 3 km might cause a few to get dumped out of the back.

Hopefully though no change in the gc.

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1 Gerrans
2 Sagan
3 Rojas
4 Kwiatkowski
5 Gilbert
6 Flecha
7 Gavazzi
8 Bouet
9 Simon
10 Insausti

2,4,7 for me

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posted by backflipbedlem [683 posts]
1st July 2013 - 15:41

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And GC is:

1. BAKELANTS Jan
2. SIMON Julien
3. GERRANS Simon
4. KWIATKOWSKI Michal
5. BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
6. IMPEY Daryl
7. MILLAR David
8. LAGUTIN Sergey
9. EVANS Cadel
10. BARDET Romain

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
1st July 2013 - 15:41

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1,2,4 or me plus 3,4,7 GC and 1,4 on points standings. Also some white jersey points. I make that about 100 points (including my -20 in penalties).

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
1st July 2013 - 15:43

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2, 4, 7, 9 plus points for Kittel.

Gerrans would have been a better choice than Simon, but I never know with Orica who's going to go so I steer clear of them.

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
1st July 2013 - 15:49

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1,2,11 on the stage for me, 3,5 on GC

should be solid

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3861 posts]
1st July 2013 - 15:51

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How did the intermediate sprint go today?

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
1st July 2013 - 15:54

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Solid for me as well - 1,2,5 and nothing else of note...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1582 posts]
1st July 2013 - 16:03

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Intermediate sprint results

Bouhanni lanterne rouge

1. MINARD Sébastien 88 AG2R LA MONDIALE 20 pts
2. WESTRA Lieuwe 209 VACANSOLEIL-DCM 17 pts
3. GAUTIER Cyril 54 TEAM EUROPCAR 15 pts
4. VUILLERMOZ Alexis 219 SOJASUN 13 pts
5. CLARKE Simon 183 ORICA GREENEDGE 11 pts
6. KITTEL Marcel 197 TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO 10 pts
7. GREIPEL André 24 LOTTO-BELISOL 9 pts
8. CAVENDISH Mark 151 OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 8 pts
9. KRISTOFF Alexander 103 KATUSHA TEAM 7 pts
10. SAGAN Peter 11 CANNONDALE 6 pts
11. BOECKMANS Kris 202 VACANSOLEIL-DCM 5 pts
12. VEELERS Tom 199 TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO 4 pts
13. SABATINI Fabio 18 CANNONDALE 3 pts
14. HENDERSON Gregory 26 LOTTO-BELISOL 2 pts
15. BODNAR Maciej 12 CANNONDALE 1 pts

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
1st July 2013 - 16:15

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For future reference official results are at

http://www.letour.com/le-tour/2013/us/classifications.html

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
1st July 2013 - 16:16

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
1,2,11 on the stage for me, 3,5 on GC

should be solid

Same. I think Kwia and Gerrans will more or less cancel each other out. Do you still have Kittel?

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
1st July 2013 - 16:19

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Gamble paid off for me , 10 point penalty however
1,2,4,7 stage
Plus gc plus sprint plus youth plus int sprint points ..... Good day that should see me climb a few places Big Grin

posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
1st July 2013 - 16:24

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107 (including my 20 point penalty). Average day but moved up a couple of hundred places in the overall. Not happy with how these first few days have gone.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
1st July 2013 - 16:39

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drheaton wrote:
Not happy with how these first few days have gone.

I'll agree with you there Plain Face

posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
1st July 2013 - 16:50

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Am i missing something here - can anyone explain why millar is down in the GC - he was second yesterday and appears to have had same time today? Now he's 7th?

posted by Nickbirtwistle [12 posts]
1st July 2013 - 17:14

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Alan Tullett wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
1,2,11 on the stage for me, 3,5 on GC

should be solid

Same. I think Kwia and Gerrans will more or less cancel each other out. Do you still have Kittel?

No Kittel, wasnt really thinking when I made my changes as I should have dropped Dumoulin not kittel, but nevermind

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3861 posts]
1st July 2013 - 17:21

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Nickbirtwistle wrote:
Am i missing something here - can anyone explain why millar is down in the GC - he was second yesterday and appears to have had same time today? Now he's 7th?

70-odd guys have the same time - its worked out on their finishing positions over the three days. So Gerrans/Kwiatkowski and a couple of others did well today so moved ahead of Millar.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1582 posts]
1st July 2013 - 18:10

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1,2,4,5 plus millar today, 18th on the stage, dizzy heights of 41st overall Nerd Nerd Nerd

posted by rcorbin [208 posts]
1st July 2013 - 18:44

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chiv30 wrote:
drheaton wrote:
Not happy with how these first few days have gone.

I'll agree with you there Plain Face

I'm into new territory tomorrow as well. I usually ignore TTTs because they're so low scoring but with the finish line points doubled for the Tour I need a strong team.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
1st July 2013 - 18:49

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drheaton wrote:
chiv30 wrote:
drheaton wrote:
Not happy with how these first few days have gone.

I'll agree with you there Plain Face

I'm into new territory tomorrow as well. I usually ignore TTTs because they're so low scoring but with the finish line points doubled for the Tour I need a strong team.

I was going to adopt your usual tactic and ignore it to save transfers but then noticed the scoring ( prior to your post) so had to make two changes , just means penalty transfers for stage 5 / 6 for me I guess Thinking

posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
1st July 2013 - 18:53

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Brought in an OPQS and Movistar for a Sojasun and AG2R. Meaning I have a Greenedge, Sky, Movistar, OPQS, Garmin, Liquigas, Lampre, Sojasun and FDJ

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3861 posts]
1st July 2013 - 19:13

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Brought in an OPQS and Movistar for a Sojasun and AG2R. Meaning I have a Greenedge, Sky, Movistar, OPQS, Garmin, Liquigas, Lampre, Sojasun and FDJ

Hedging your bets eh!

Got 2 MOV, 1 OPQ, 1 SKY, 1 GAR, 1 AST (I expect 5 of those to score at least barring crashes), 1 CAN, 1 ARG, 1 COF (two of these have table points - no points for guessing who Wink and probably won't score any in the TTT).
Two shots at yellow!! Thought about a pen for Gerrans in for Gavazzi but doubt if Orica will be top 5 let alone win. Gavazzi also might score in 5, which is the most difficult stage to judge of the whole first week.

Going for a MOV win (had both since stage 1), thought they'd be second to SKY originally but with all the injury problems SKY may be lucky to be top 3. MOV have stayed out of trouble and by and large out of the wind as well.

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
1st July 2013 - 20:14

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Was really happy with my team for tomorrow until I realised I don't have any Sky or Movistar. Careless! Oh well, at least I have flexibility for what to do on Weds.
Team for tomorrow - OPQ, Garmin, BMC, Katusha, Orica x2, Astana, Sojasun and VCD. Could really do with a Garmin win...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1582 posts]
1st July 2013 - 20:38

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1 each from SKY, OGE, MOV, OPQ, GRM, BMC - they should all at least score, and good chance of some GC points too depending on how it all pans out. i fancy Garmin for the win and Millar for the yellow. I don't reckon Valverde will want it?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7311 posts]
1st July 2013 - 20:42

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Not sure, I doubt Movistar will want any of their GC guys to drop time they don't need to so I expect them to go all out. Although, could Valverde drop off the back at the finish and let Quintana take it?

Either way, I think all the teams will be going full pelt.

Movistar/OPQS/Sky/Garmin for the win, Greenedge up there somewhere, and apparently Cannondale came with TTT focused team thinking they might be trying to defend a Sagan yellow.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
1st July 2013 - 21:13

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drheaton wrote:
I'm into new territory to borrow as well. I usually ignore TTTs because they're so low scoring but with the finish line points doubled for the Tour I need a strong team.

Damn, I didn't notice that. Might have to rethink my strategy now.

Did that change sneak in under the radar, or was I not paying attention?

posted by Wig_Billy [575 posts]
1st July 2013 - 21:25

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It was in one of the emails/posts and its on the scores page.

Makes it vaguely important at least rather than the total throwaway TTTs usually are. There'll be some decent (160+, maybe even 180+) scores tomorrow.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
1st July 2013 - 21:32

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That'll teach me not to skip over those emails. Devil

posted by Wig_Billy [575 posts]
1st July 2013 - 21:41

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I have it down as this for the result. Sky, Garmin, OPQS, Movistar, Greenedge, BMC, Astana, Liquigas, Radioshack, Lampre

EBH in yellow, Kwiatkowski to stay in white

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3861 posts]
1st July 2013 - 22:31

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I think sky will post a decent time but they are effectively 2 men short to start with .....not even sure G will be starting tbh
My money's on Garmin OPQS and BMC as a 123

posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
2nd July 2013 - 6:40

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1 and 2 and the rest won't do(Gerro and Sagan)

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2nd July 2013 - 12:35

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