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So 9am transfer deadline 2moro. So time to get the transfers done.
I'm going for an in and out technique ready for the following 2 flat stages, or anyone else going full ITT?

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Gkam84 [9088 posts] 3 years ago
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I've gone for TT guys, that's why I scored -20 today  19

Matteo Tosatto
Tony Martin
Richie Porte
Andrey Amador
Niki Terpstra
Maxime Monfort
Lieuwe Westra
Svein Tuft
Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolás

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Stumps [3354 posts] 3 years ago
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I have Froome but i hope he comes 4th or 5th so the conspiracy theorists have a day off. Other than that my team is similar to yours Gkam.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Just the two for the TT for me, Martin and Froome. Not going overboard because there's a lot of guys who could top 5/10 and any more transfers would be too risky.

Looks flat and straight, a power TT that'll suit Martin and a few others but not the likes of Quintana.

I'll be interested to see what Porte does, he won't get a stage win so now he's out of the GC battle I expect him to have an easy day.

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northstar [1108 posts] 3 years ago
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stumps wrote:

I have Froome but i hope he comes 4th or 5th so the conspiracy theorists have a day off. Other than that my team is similar to yours Gkam.

Ok, i'll bite since you won't stop deluding yourself it seems.

None to blind as those who don't want to see or blinded by patriotism possibly...

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memories of meseeuw [32 posts] 3 years ago
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In out shake it all about for me too, but have to agree with Enrique that the premium players have the advantage this week without doubt. Could do with having 6 transfers going into Saturday but instead will have to lose 2 and only go in with 4 max.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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northstar wrote:
stumps wrote:

I have Froome but i hope he comes 4th or 5th so the conspiracy theorists have a day off. Other than that my team is similar to yours Gkam.

Ok, i'll bite since you won't stop deluding yourself it seems.

None to blind as those who don't want to see or blinded by patriotism possibly...

Enough, please.

Whilst I respect everyone's views (and your decision not to pick Froome northstar which given your views is commendable as you're losing out in the game by sticking to your principles) this is a fantasy cycling forum, not a 'doping in cycling' forum.

Let's talk about the race, the competition and how we think the stage will go. Let's not have this thread descend into another mud throwing contest with no clear outcome.

To date, everything is opinion based on suspicion, nothing more. Let's leave it at that and get back to the racing.

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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I've got Froome (DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS), Martin, Rui Costa and Kwiatkowski, plus a motley crew of DSs and random sprinters.

Looking forward to getting back to the mass starts.

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 3 years ago
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I've got Froome, Quintana (we'll see - he's got more table points(11) and incentive than Kwia (4) but I might be wrong here - I reckon he'll go up 2 or 3 places in GC as well adding to his table points), Tuft. Left in some cheap sprinters and Greipel rather than Cav as unsure about T Martin. Two sprinters back tomorrow. Thinking about a penalty for Bonnet over Tuft and go for a stage win on Friday.

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dave atkinson [6246 posts] 3 years ago
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you stage hunting, gkam?  4

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 3 years ago
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Martin
Kwiatkowski
Froome
Mollema
Tuft
Mederel
Fischer

Noval
Gutierrez

Will use my 2 transfers and take the punt on penalties for stage 12 so I can save up for the mountains then, as should have used my transfers today and brought in Cav and Kittel and then gone for penalties, but didnt and paid the price. Catching up again!

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Gkam84 [9088 posts] 3 years ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:

you stage hunting, gkam?  4

Indeed, I could really use a new pump, my little one has followed my track pump in the last few days and blown the seals. I have one of those 2 head things with presta and schrader on the same head

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chokofingrz [407 posts] 3 years ago
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My TT men are Martin, Kwia, EBH, Castro, Bauer. I resisted more transfers because my predictions never fare very well on these stages.

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STEVESPRO 79 [546 posts] 3 years ago
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Only got the four possible TT scorers...

C.Froome
Rui Costa
J.Castroviejo
T.Martin

Tweaking starts for the mountains tomorrow.. Just a nightmare of a Tour for me so far..

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chrisdstripes [1731 posts] 3 years ago
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Froome
Tony Martin
Chavanel (over Porte, which I'll probably regret)
Castroviejo
Tuft
Kittel for tomorrow
Le Mevel, El Fares, Hoogerland
(1 penalty)

The respective demises of Malori, Kessiakoff and Kiryienka has at least made it slightly less complicated today to pick a team - checked the odds on Paddy Power and all my top 5 are in their top 7 favourites, which is slightly reassuring, if fairly meaningless...

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 3 years ago
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Took my eye off the ball over the weekend. Wrote yesterday off with a view to getting back on track today, so:

Froome
Chavanel
T Martin
Porte
Tuft
Lobato
Mederel
Fischer
Bono

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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A most pleasing day yesterday. Taken penalties for today.

Froome
Tuft
Westra
Panzerwagon
Monfort
Quintana
Oroz
Mederel
Willems

Penalties again tomorrow then save for Saturday/Sunday

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Froome
Martin

Cavendish
Kittel
DVP
El Fares
Fischer
Mederel
Gutierrez (DNS)

As I said before, figured it wasn't worth making any penalty transfers because I can't see many riders as being guaranteed at least 25 points (penalty in, penalty out and points for Kittel/Cav in the green jersey comp) to make penalty transfers worthwhile.

Tomorrow it'll be Froome/Martin out, Sagan and Greipel back in.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Just a note on Porte, he finished outside of the main peloton yesterday at 1'40 down. I think he's easing off now and saving himself to help Froome later in the Tour rather than trying to make his way back up the standings.

Either way, not sure he's going to be going full gas today.

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chrisdstripes [1731 posts] 3 years ago
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And they're off! Tuft and Westra already on the road, so my optimism about today could be very short-lived if Westra goes faster...

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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I've absolutely blown it......made my 4 TT changes AFTER the deadline(still sleepy from a well deserved lie-in) and now have a TT team for tomorrows sprint and a sprinters team for today's TT.

What a numpty!!

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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For the record I WOULD have had

Martin
Froome
Kwia
Tuft
Serpa
Gadret
Kittel
Hoogerland
Fischer

How come the ITT is starting so early......they always go off later don't they.....and why was I not personally informed.....and why am I such a numpty?

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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There was an email sent out yesterday to make absolutely everyone was aware...

Anyway, 180 riders at two minute intervals (3 for the top guys) means you need 6.5 - 7 hours to cover the starts plus the 30 minute ride. If you're finishing at around 5pm CET you need to start at 10:30am CET (10am UK time) just to fit them all in.

Tuft off to a flyer, Westra 8" down at the first check, Thomas lagging way behind (47") and clearly taking it easy.

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captain_slog [345 posts] 3 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

...and why was I not personally informed...

Dave did call round but you were out.

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chrisdstripes [1731 posts] 3 years ago
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Unlucky Ray! TTs often start early in Grand Tours - so many riders to get through I guess. 180 guys at 2-minute intervals equals 6 hours plus the time it takes the last man to finish. And they have the tide to worry about today!

I did mention it on the thread yesterday (as I missed the deadline in a TT earlier in the season), but I know my posts are normally so boring that everyone skips over them  3

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chrisdstripes [1731 posts] 3 years ago
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Tuft 38:04 - over a minute ahead of Westra - pretty good sign...

Tony M knows what he has to beat though, which should help. Hoping Chavanel is going to blitz it too, he seemed to have some decent form last week...

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 3 years ago
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Good time from tuft, I think that should end up in the top 10 (which will make bringing him in worth it as I will need a 10 point penalty to axe him tomorrow)

Anyway off to work I go

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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My favourite mid-tour stats are usually based on the distance one rider would be behind another based on time:

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Murayev effectively 82.5km behind Froome...
After 1,710km of racing, the overall leader Chris Froome (SKY) has an advantage of two hours, one minute and 13 seconds over the rider in 182nd place, Murayev (AST). Converted to distance that's a difference of 82.5km.

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dave atkinson [6246 posts] 3 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

and why was I not personally informed

i did send an email out to everyone. you read that, right?  1

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SammyG [274 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

I've gone for TT guys, that's why I scored -20 today  19

Matteo Tosatto
Tony Martin
Richie Porte
Andrey Amador
Niki Terpstra
Maxime Monfort
Lieuwe Westra
Svein Tuft
Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolás

Not looking good for Westra already!

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STEVESPRO 79 [546 posts] 3 years ago
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Westra was never going to perform today after being in the break yesterday...

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