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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 3 years ago
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I know Kittel was caught up in the crash yesterday, does anyone know if Millar was too? cos he finished 198th'ish, was thinking he should of finished slightly higher

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dave atkinson [6258 posts] 3 years ago
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i think millar stayed back to disentagle vandevelde

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 3 years ago
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ok, might keep him in then

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STEVESPRO 79 [546 posts] 3 years ago
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A day for sitting with what you have and the tweaking begins tomorrow....  1

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Just seen VAN DEN BROECK is gonna be DNS today  26http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/van-den-broeck-abandons-tour-de-france
Could be an interesting stage today with 60/70km gusts forecast!  19

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 3 years ago
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STEVESPRO 79 wrote:

A day for sitting with what you have and the tweaking begins tomorrow....  1

I agree, just hard not too tinker sometimes, lol

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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I saw Millar struggling on the mini non-classified climb.....I kept him in yesterday thinking there might be a heroic reaction to missing out on yellow in the TTT but it seems he reacted the other way.

I've taken him out today along with EBH and Kwiatkowski despite their positions in the jersey competitions(6 and 12 points respectively) for Kittel,Cav and Impey who should all score well at both the intermediate sprint,finish line and green jersey pts.

This lot go into the stage in 134th place.

Cav
Kittel
Impey
Gerrans
Navardauskas
Hoogerland
Terpstra
Gasparotto
Fischer

2 transfers sitting in the bank....going to want at least 4 for Ax 3 Domaines.....my favourite stage finish last year.

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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I was cautious yesterday and only had 2 sprinters, so have brought in 2 more today. Cav won in Montpellier before (was it only last year?) so I have skilfully managed to not get him in. Had to choose between Greipel and Kittel, or Cav and someone less than 15 credits.

So these guys will be my team for today and hopefully tomorrow, with 4+1 penalty for Ax3D (yuck).

Sagan
Kristoff
Greipel
Kittel
Gerrans
Hoogerland
Le Mevel
Muravyev
El Fares

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Stuck with my team from yesterday.

Greipel
Kittel
Van Poppel
Kwiatkowski
Chavanel
Gerrans
Bonnet
Palacios
Mederel

Basically three sprinters, three guaranteed points guys and three cheap picks. Assuming Cav wins Kwia, Chava and Gerrans will probably pick up a combined 38 points. Couldn't justify bringing in Cav today for the sake of some of those points so left it as was. Will surely drop ground today in the overall but will have 6 transfers for Saturday.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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As much as i wanted to make transfers i've held back, hoping no crash or split in the peleton to mess with the sprint!?

These guys should score me a few points  39

Griepel (Kwia)
Kittel
D V Poppel (Simon)
Impey
JJ Rojas
EBH
Willems
Mederel
Ugalde

Edit: i've choked and made 2 changes....  31

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Ummmmm the stage has started and transfer window is still open?  26 13

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Results of the intermediate sprint

The intermediate sprint points for stage six have been won by:

1. Greipel (LTB) 15 fantasy pts

2. Cavendish (OPQ) 14pts

3. Kristoff (KAT) 13pts

4. Sagan (CAN) 12pts

5. Steegmans (OPQ) 11pts

6. Flecha (VCD) 10pts

7. Sabatini (CAN) 9pts

8. Kwiatkowski (OPQ) 8pts

9. Chavanel (OPQ) 7pts

10. D. Van Poppel (VCD) 6pts

11. Velits (OPQ) 5pts

12. Brookwalter (BMC) 4pts

13. Tuft (OGE) 3pts

14. Burghardt (BMC) 2pts

15. Lancaster (OGE) 1pt

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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col de la Vayède (cat-4)

Kanstantsin Siutsou 3pts

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Siutsou took the cat 4 for 3 fantasy points......that should be it till 'sprint o clock' except to say that Quintana's had a minor fall and Bouhanni's being distanced by the 'gruppo compatto'.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Bouhanni abandons, J-Rod crashes.

EDIT: Kessiakoff quits as well. Today will be hurting a few purist teams.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Not just purist's but a few of the pick 3 French rider's game will be suffering too!?  26

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Quote:

16:41

Belkin rider caught in a crash
There has been a crash in the peloton that has involved a Belkin rider and, apparently, Mark Cavendish.

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16:42

Cavendish riding again
It seems that Cavendish was caught up in the crash but we cannot confirm if he fell or not. He is, however, riding again.

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16:44

Cavendish did crash...
We now have images showing Cavendish pacing his way back to the peloton behind his team car. He has a torn jersey and dirt on his left shoulder.

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 3 years ago
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No-one dropped out of my purist or 3 Frenchmen yet, although Gallopin has been affected by his stage 1 crash I think. Got quite a few sprinters today but with an eye on tomorrow as well so no Cav or Greipel. Hope Purito is ok as I was going to pick him for Sat.

In 99th position but already 170 points behind the leader. In fact you have to be in the top 12 to be within 100 of that team and they have plenty of sprinters for today as well.

Cav taken a tumble but back in. Will it affect him?

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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1.GREIPEL André
2.SAGAN Peter
3.KITTEL Marcel
4.CAVENDISH Mark
5.LOBATO DEL VALLE Juan José
6.KRISTOFF Alexander
7.ROJAS José Joaquin
8.VAN POPPEL Danny
9.FERRARI Roberto
10.DUMOULIN Samuel
11.LEMOINE Cyril
12.BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
13.IMPEY Daryl
14.FLECHA GIANNONI Juan Antonio
15.GOSS Matthew Harley
16.HENDERSON Gregory
17.EVANS Cadel
18.FROOME Christopher
19.PORTE Richie
20.BAUER Jack

Impey in yellow.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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I make my tally 139 points and I'm pretty happy with that result. I'll drop more places but in the end it wasn't worth dropping Chava/Kwiatkowski for Cav so I made the right call (for once).

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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162 for me  4 much better day for me. Glad i choked and used my 2 transfers  16

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 3 years ago
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no Millar!

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stevemarks [471 posts] 3 years ago
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180.

Pretty happy with that.

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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1,2,3,6 plus Gerrans - best day so far. Would've preferred a Cav win, but was the ideal result for my fantasy teams!

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Far from awful day - 2,3,6 plus Gerrans and Kwia. Kicking myself a bit for not having the stones to pick Impey over Gerrans a couple of days ago but not that many points in it and he may well hand race lead over to someone else tomorrow. Not the lumpiest of MM stages but still think it'll take too much out of the pure sprinters to contest the finish.

I reckon OPQS will want their turn in yellow come Saturday...

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stevemarks [471 posts] 3 years ago
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stevemarks wrote:

180.

Pretty happy with that.

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extra 10 points for Greipel combativity.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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stevemarks wrote:
stevemarks wrote:

180.

Pretty happy with that.

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extra 10 points for Greipel combativity.

oh nice bonus that gives me 172 Then  16

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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livestrongnick wrote:

oh nice bonus that gives me 172 Then  16

Our teams only had 2 riders in common Nick but we may well have got precisely the same score. Close anyway. Happy Daze!

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 3 years ago
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Ghedebrav wrote:

Far from awful day - 2,3,6 plus Gerrans and Kwia. Kicking myself a bit for not having the stones to pick Impey over Gerrans a couple of days ago but not that many points in it and he may well hand race lead over to someone else tomorrow. Not the lumpiest of MM stages but still think it'll take too much out of the pure sprinters to contest the finish.

I reckon OPQS will want their turn in yellow come Saturday...

EBH is even closer, only 3 secs back but Chava and Kwia might make a break for it I suppose but doubt if it'll succeed. Reduced bunch sprint probably but no time gaps. Not having Greipel today has really cost me, went for EBH as I thought he'd be better over the two stages but he'd have to win tomorrow with Greipel nowhere to make up on the points lost today and that is very unlikely.

No changes tonight but glad I brought in Kristoff and at least today Kittel and D van Poppel got some points as well. Could have been worse, could have been Cav, Greipel 1, 2.

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rcorbin [212 posts] 3 years ago
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hmmm no sagan/kittel has cost me today. dropped down 20 places but have 4 in the bag for tomorrow.

Struggling to work out if the sprinters will want one last pop at tomorrow?

currently have can,greipel,V Poppel, gerrans and Kwiat

hmmmm  39 39 decisions decisions!

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