TDF Stage Twelve...

by Ghedebrav   July 10, 2013  

Ok, getting in early doors as am out riding in the AM.

I'm going flat out (as it were) for a bunch sprint. My team (from memory, I'm doing this from me mobile) are:

Sagan
Cav
Kittel
Willems
D. Van Poppel
Lobato
Bonnet
El Fares
Kristoff

So a big hedge on Greipel not winning the stage. I happen to think this one's for Cavendish - but what about youse lot?!

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with the intermediate sprint 50km from the finish could see an early catch....maybe? Thinking

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
11th July 2013 - 10:35

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Cav 1st, Goss 2nd and Greipel 3rd.. Big Grin

posted by stefanitely [8 posts]
11th July 2013 - 10:44

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stefanitely wrote:
Cav 1st, Goss 2nd and Greipel 3rd.. Big Grin

Is that the order you think they will crash in Rolling On The Floor

Top rules of Fantasy cycling don't pick Goss or Farrar! Devil

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
11th July 2013 - 10:50

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Damn, I axed Sicard yesterday and planned to buy Flecha tomorrow. Why do they both have to be in the break today? Crying

Luckily I will be shooting up the table anyway what with everyone going penalty mad.

posted by chokofingrz [310 posts]
11th July 2013 - 12:18

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Well those IMS points will make up for the penalties I needed. With Cav, Greipel, Sagan 1-2-3 behind the break

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3992 posts]
11th July 2013 - 13:55

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Well those IMS points will make up for the penalties I needed. With Cav, Greipel, Sagan 1-2-3 behind the break

how many points will we get for those?

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posted by backflipbedlem [825 posts]
11th July 2013 - 13:58

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10,9,8 so 27 points (plus Sagan guaranteed 5 as will still be in green no matter what, and Greipel and Cav likely to be 2nd and 3rd in that comp still as well)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3992 posts]
11th July 2013 - 14:08

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
10,9,8 so 27 points (plus Sagan guaranteed 5 as will still be in green no matter what, and Greipel and Cav likely to be 2nd and 3rd in that comp still as well)

defo worth the penalties then.

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posted by backflipbedlem [825 posts]
11th July 2013 - 14:17

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Got

Sagan
Greipel
Kittel
Kristoff
Bonnet
Lobato
DvP
El Fares

2 pens

Hoping for better today after going Quintana rather than Kwia yesterday. Still about 200 off the lead. This is where we all piss enrique off. No tinkering. Want 1 for Sat. 5 for Sun.

Bet Cav will win. First time he's been first at the IM for a long time.

posted by Alan Tullett [1461 posts]
11th July 2013 - 14:48

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Cav does seem pretty fired up after yesterday, might go as far to say he seems pissed off.

He's my bet for today.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
11th July 2013 - 14:54

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Kittel
Cav
Sagan

Lobato up there I think Greipel in crash.

posted by Alan Tullett [1461 posts]
11th July 2013 - 14:58

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Greipel crashed!

1.Kittel
2.Cav
3.Sagan
4.Kristoff

Rojas, Cimolai or Ferrari, Goss and Lobato seemed to be in the next few riders

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3992 posts]
11th July 2013 - 15:00

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Rubbish for my team Crying

Think Froome may have even been 10th/11th haha

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3992 posts]
11th July 2013 - 15:01

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1.Kittel
2.Cav
3.Sagan
4.Kristoff
5.Ferrari
6.Impey
7.Rojas
8.Gene
9.Lobato
10.Dumoulin

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3992 posts]
11th July 2013 - 15:02

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Kristoff
Ferrari
Impey
Rojas
Gene
Lobato
Dumoulin
Lagutin
Steegmans
Simon

then mainly GC riders

I thought Cav had that. I hope Greipel isn't hurt. I don't want to have to make a transfer but I might have to.

posted by Alan Tullett [1461 posts]
11th July 2013 - 15:04

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1234 for me Smile

The difference between me and lance Armstrong is that I still have a chance of winning the Tour de France Smile

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posted by Doaky [57 posts]
11th July 2013 - 15:04

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just 1,2,3 pour moi

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posted by backflipbedlem [825 posts]
11th July 2013 - 15:10

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1,2,3,4,9.

Not bad, but subtract fifty points for my transfers and you end up with a far more modest score. Still, no changes tomorrow.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1102 posts]
11th July 2013 - 15:13

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Greipel rolled in 33rd, so presumably not hurt

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
11th July 2013 - 15:13

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I don't think Greipel actually hit the deck based on when he crossed the line, but I could be wrong

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3992 posts]
11th July 2013 - 15:15

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1,2,3 and that's it. Greipel down in 33rd, Van Poppel 168th, possibly held up by the crash.

I'd banked on a repeat of Tuesday with the top four fighting it out but hopefully those who had Kristoff/Ferrari/Rojas will have had them in place of Cavendish or Sagan and not Greipel.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
11th July 2013 - 15:16

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I make that 131 points for me, top 3 on the stage, 6,7,8 at the inter sprint and top 4 in the green jersey.

Not sure how that'll stack up, might not jump as many places as I hoped.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
11th July 2013 - 15:18

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Sprints require luck.

Mountains require judgement.

Bring on the mountains.

posted by Alan Tullett [1461 posts]
11th July 2013 - 15:19

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ray silvester wrote:
Yesterday's deadline fiasco(my fault....I know!!)has left me with a TT team for the sprints and I'm loathe to make it worse with penalties so:

Froome
Kwiatkowski
Kristoff
S.DuMoulin
Kittel
Serpa
Hoogerland
Gadret
Fischer

It actually doesn't look that bad if you look at it long enough LOL

Didn't do too bad, did it?

posted by Alan Tullett [1461 posts]
11th July 2013 - 15:25

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drheaton wrote:
I make that 131 points for me, top 3 on the stage, 6,7,8 at the inter sprint and top 4 in the green jersey.

Not sure how that'll stack up, might not jump as many places as I hoped.

That will be the same for me - 30 penalty points Crying Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3992 posts]
11th July 2013 - 15:26

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1,3,4,9 (roadcc) not so great. A crash was the last thing I wanted.

Same for roaduk. Won't win anything there like that.

Cycling News 1-4,6 (hooray - kept Impey)!! Plus even Froome and Valverde picked up some points in a sprint. Best chance of a prize this year.

posted by Alan Tullett [1461 posts]
11th July 2013 - 15:29

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Greipel was behind the crash and swerved to avoid it, so isn't hurt - not sure about his teammates though.
Boasson Hagen of course looked like a collarbone problem.
Bonnet came in right near the back so he's the only other one of the sprinters that a number of us may have who may be injured as far as I can see...
EDIT - Oh yeah and DVP...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
11th July 2013 - 15:31

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1,3,4 from top 10 so not bad.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2824 posts]
11th July 2013 - 15:35

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Up a few places but didn't make the surge I'd hoped for. Nearly 300 points behind the leader and ready to write off the Tour.

Not sure whether to keep trying to improve my overall or whether to stage hunt. I never do well at stage hunting as in the mountains it usually comes down to picking the right combination of breakaway riders.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
11th July 2013 - 16:43

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Alan Tullett wrote:
ray silvester wrote:
Yesterday's deadline fiasco(my fault....I know!!)has left me with a TT team for the sprints and I'm loathe to make it worse with penalties so:

Froome
Kwiatkowski
Kristoff
S.DuMoulin
Kittel
Serpa
Hoogerland
Gadret
Fischer

It actually doesn't look that bad if you look at it long enough LOL

Didn't do too bad, did it?

106pts today....outside the top 1000(1001st actually)......not great either!!

To be honest it's not a great deal different from what I would have had if I'd made the TT changes in time so losing the 133pts on the TT stage hurt more......missing the deadline was bad but missing it and not noticing and putting the TT'ers in was the real blunder and as i've said elsewhere ALL MY FAULT!!.

Sagan in for Froome for friday and probably no changes for saturday leaving me 5 for Mont Ventoux....and an alarm well and truly set for that.

posted by ray silvester [1858 posts]
12th July 2013 - 7:49

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