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Right, i've checked and no ne has started a thread yet so he goes.

TTT day today, a new man in yellow but who.

My bet is on either Kwiatkowski, Valverde or EBH. I think these will be the top 3 teams and they are the lead riders for each team.

As for the fantasy game it's a lot more points at stake than normal so lets hope everyone read their emails about the points ?

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AWPeleton [3345 posts] 3 years ago
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I've gone for 2 x Sky, OPQS, Movistar with 3 others of lesser teams.

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 3 years ago
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Email?

Isnt it still 10 points each for winning team, 9 for 2nd and so on?

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Garmin today, I reckon.

Given my worst-case scenario would be a strong BMC performance (I've got none of them), expect to see Cadel in Yellow tomorrow.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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backflipbedlem wrote:

Email?

Isnt it still 10 points each for winning team, 9 for 2nd and so on?

No, it was announced a few weeks ago that points would be doubled for this TTT so 20 for each rider in the top team, 18, 16, etc down to 2 points for 10th placed team.

This was in one of the articles pre-tour announcing the game, I think it was in an email, it's in the points breakdown on the fantasy section of the site for this stage (http://fantasy.road.cc/stages?sid=4304) and I covered it in my 'fantasy guide'.

Everyone's had plenty of warning  4

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chrisdstripes [1728 posts] 3 years ago
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Hoping for Garmin - I have Talansky in both teams so if he could pick up GC and white jersey points for the next few days that would be very helpful thankyou!

Also have Kwiatkowski, so have those two bases covered, but no Movistar or Sky as I still have Gerrans and Albasini. Predict Orica to finish 6th-8th, but a bit higher would be nice...

Don't see the harm in revealing my team, we'll all have different opinions on the order, and nothing in my choices is down to any inside info - just who I could afford, and who I had in yesterday slash want in tomorrow.

Gerrans
Gilbert
Albasini
Talansky
Kwiatkowski
Kristoff
Muravyev
El Fares
Hoogerland
10 pen points...

Backflip - its double-points, they mentioned it a week or two back...

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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I have 2 OPQS, 2 Movistar, 1 Sky, 1 Greenedge, 1 Garmin and a couple of cheapo's (FDJ and Saur-Sojasun).

Technically four bites at the yellow plus a top 3 guy if Movistar win and a 2nd place in GC if OPQS win.

Fingers crossed for an OPQS, Movistar, Greenedge podium as I think less people will have those riders.

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TERatcliffe26 [4634 posts] 3 years ago
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Here is my team, ive gone mainly with riders that could take yellow, however has left me abit thin due to cost, but these riders should also feature tomorrow as I can't see it being a sprint

Sagan
EBH
Gerrans
Kwiatkowski
Navadauskas
Gutierrez
Bono
Mederel
Fischer

I expect the top 6 riders to score well, via finish position, GC, young rider and points. Nothing from the bottom two, with lampre maybe nicking 9th or 10th if a few other teams arent u to scratch.

Tomorrow I will replace Nava with Simon or Rojas maybe, and leave me 3 transfers for thursday

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 3 years ago
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My team:

EBH (SKY x 2)
Kennaugh
Kwiatowski (OPQS x 2)
Chavanel
Quinziato (BMC x 2)
Schar
Millar (GRM)
Gerrans (GRE)
Mederel (SAU)

With any luck the core of these can hang on for tomorrow's stage too

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old blue eyes [6 posts] 3 years ago
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2 GRM, 2 Mov, 1 OPQS, 1 Sky, 1 Gre, 1 BMC and a Lampre guy.

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AWPeleton [3345 posts] 3 years ago
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My team;

Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas
Mark Cavendish
Alexander Kristoff
Gert Steegmans
Richie Porte
Peter Kennaugh
Murilo Antonio Fischer
Maxime Mederel
José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios.

Not the most exciting of teams but within the credits and some in for the next 2 stages as well.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Not sure if sky will win today's stage with Thomas struggling and the fact of picking up the yellow so early might hold then back a bit  39

With most teams having only 3/4 riders in the 1 sec bracket it'll be a tightish GC after today but will make for an interesting week ahead with a few lumps coming up!

Gone with 3 defo points scorers
Kwia (5)
Clarke (4)
Kittel (4)
Amador
Millar
Porte
Uglade
Mederel
Willems

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stevemarks [471 posts] 3 years ago
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I have really gone for this with a view to the next few days which I am hoping will come down to sprints, so hedged my bets a bit.

Cavendish and Kwiatowski
Palacios and Amador
Millar (got my heart set on seeing him in Yellow tomorrow)
Kristoff, too expensive to change in and out.
Medevel
Favilli
Gerrans.

I am getting this nasty feeling that Cuddles is hot this year and I just know that I am not going to get him in my team if that happens. No BMC rider at all and that worries me.

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djb123 [86 posts] 3 years ago
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Kwiatowski
Chava
Millar
Moser
Amador
José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios.
Quinziato
Kennaugh
Le Mevel

Not overly inspiring I'm afraid, hoping for OPQS, GRM and MOV podium, with Kwiatowski in yellow for a bit. Whoever is in yellow after today should keep it until Saturday.

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STEVESPRO 79 [544 posts] 3 years ago
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2 x GARMIN
2 x MOVISTAR
1 x OPQ
1 x SKY
1 x ORICA
1 x CANNONDALE
1 x ASTANA

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:
backflipbedlem wrote:

Email?

Isnt it still 10 points each for winning team, 9 for 2nd and so on?

No, it was announced a few weeks ago that points would be doubled for this TTT so 20 for each rider in the top team, 18, 16, etc down to 2 points for 10th placed team.

This was in one of the articles pre-tour announcing the game, I think it was in an email, it's in the points breakdown on the fantasy section of the site for this stage (http://fantasy.road.cc/stages?sid=4304) and I covered it in my 'fantasy guide'.

Everyone's had plenty of warning  4

ok cheers, might be worth taking a penalty then, lol

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chrisdstripes [1728 posts] 3 years ago
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livestrongnick wrote:

With most teams having only 3/4 riders in the 1 sec bracket it'll be a tightish GC after today but will make for an interesting week ahead with a few lumps coming up!

Good point - Garmin are the only team that could really dominate GC as they have 6 guys in that 1 sec bracket. By my calculations, the teams most likely to win the TTT would take up the following places at the top of GC if they do so...

GARMIN - top 6
MOVISTAR/BMC - top 4
SKY - top 3
OPQ - top 2

Not sure if that means anything...

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stepho [90 posts] 3 years ago
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Picked todays team with one eye on the next 2 sprint stages also.

Fully expect to see millar in yellow today.

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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2x Sky (inc. EBH)
2x Garmin (inc. Millar)
2x OPQS (inc. Kwia)
2x Movistar (cheapos)
1x The mighty Julien El Fares

And no BMC, which is making me twitchy. Still, no turning back now...

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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EBH
Navardauskas and Millar
Kwiatkowski and Terpstra
Gerrans
Gasparotto
Hoogerland
Fischer

1 transfer left in the bank

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Boasson Hagen (SKY)
Kwiatkowski (OPQS)
Chavanel (OPQS)
Gerrans (GRE)
Millar (GRM)
Amador (MOV)
Palacios (MOV)
Bonnet (FDJ)
Mederel (SAU)

Hoping for an OPQS win with 1,2 on GC then Gerrans and Movistar to do well. Got EBH and Millar in case Sky/Garmin manage to do well and they should be up there in the GC too. Also hoping FDJ might sneak into the top 10.

Like most others I haven't got any BMC and if they win today I'll be screwed.

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STEVESPRO 79 [544 posts] 3 years ago
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Can see chuckles and his boys going well today and I have not got any of them... ;-(

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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OPQS in first. Garmin looking strong but still 4 secs behind OPQS at halfway.

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Ghedebrav wrote:

Garmin today, I reckon.

Garmin in 4th with 12 teams yet to finish including BMC and Movistar. Never listen to me.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Current finishers:
1. OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP in 25' 57''
2. SKY PROCYCLING in 25' 59'' at 00' 02''
3. LOTTO-BELISOL in 26' 13'' at 00' 16''
4. GARMIN - SHARP in 26' 13'' at 00' 16''
5. KATUSHA TEAM in 26' 24'' at 00' 27''
6. CANNONDALE in 26' 30'' at 00' 33''
7. BELKIN PRO CYCLING in 26' 33'' at 00' 36''
8. FDJ.FR in 26' 38'' at 00' 41''
9. ASTANA PRO TEAM in 26' 52'' at 00' 55''
10. SOJASUN in 27' 06'' at 01' 09''

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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And now Stinkoff are in 2nd at the halfway! Bah.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Damn it who invited saxo to the party!?  13

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 3 years ago
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OPQ
SKY
SAX
LOT
GRM
MOV
KAT
CAN

MOV not done as well as I hoped but they are two cheap guys I had in from the start so I didn't waste any transfers. So-so score for me I think. Probably drop a little but got a decent team for the next couple of days and should save 1 or 2 transfers for 8.

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chokofingrz [407 posts] 3 years ago
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Aw shucks. My transfer was Gerrans > Millar, and OGE have just set the fastest time. Meaning around 30 points for Simon.

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 3 years ago
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I thought of transferring Gavazzi for Gerrans with a pen but didn't do it but as I want Gavazzi for 5 and 7 it's not so bad. Not having Gerrans for 2 days has cost me quite a bit now.

Never that great at TTTs. Thank god the mountains are coming up.

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Rip rip rip, I'm figuratively tearing up my Fantasy team sheet, throwing it on the floor and stamping on it.

Only have two transfers so I'm basically going to have a rubbish day tomorrow as well. Pfft.

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