Tour de France Stage 16

by rcorbin   July 15, 2013  

So what's everyone make of tomorrow?

Sagan stage win? or a break?

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Didier and Kloden are also in the group but were omitted from the list I pasted...

So I have my wish of 3 in the break, didn't think Astana would want to miss the break but maybe they tried. If it stays out, I'll be cheering on three of my favourite riders (De Gendt, Voeckler and Hoogerland) so should be a fun afternoon!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1531 posts]
16th July 2013 - 13:34

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chrisdstripes wrote:
Didier and Kloden are also in the group but were omitted from the list I pasted...

So I have my wish of 3 in the break, didn't think Astana would want to miss the break but maybe they tried. If it stays out, I'll be cheering on three of my favourite riders (De Gendt, Voeckler and Hoogerland) so should be a fun afternoon!

well picked sir. i have gilbert and navarro, nearly went hoogers but didnt quite work out with plan for tomorrow- and he's just gone over the cat 2 first Crying
I thought de gendt for save himself for the big ones and this wd be flecha's day, got that wrong Thinking

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posted by johnny2names [199 posts]
16th July 2013 - 13:47

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Dave Atkinson wrote:
i was just un-jinxing you. seems to have worked Big Grin

Two in the break. Thank you!

posted by stevemarks [401 posts]
16th July 2013 - 13:48

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Mwahahaha

My plan appears to have worked. I have Gilbert, Voeckler, Navarro and De Gendt in the break Big Grin

Unfortunately Bakelandts missed out but you can't have everything I guess.

Also very glad Sagan missed the break in the end, I'd considered him for today and I think a lot of people will have brought him in so if this stays out I'll be very happy.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th July 2013 - 13:48

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Game on, Dan! I need Froome and Quintana's GC points, plus Hoogerland, to total more than Kwiatkowski plus whatever Navarro and Gilbert get if I'm to beat you...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1531 posts]
16th July 2013 - 13:50

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6 in the break from my disastrous purist team... Drooling

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [476 posts]
16th July 2013 - 13:59

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Shhh! You should have claimed to have been targetting a breakaway stage win with your purist team Big Grin

Mine has one in the break, Coppel, who's been a total waste of space (as has Gadret). I'm about 280 points of the purist leader but I reckon I can make that up over the next few days, I have Froome and Quintana whereas they only have sprinters. The problem is, I'm sure lots of people ahead of me will have Froome/Quintana too so I'm not holding any hopes of winning.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th July 2013 - 14:03

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De gendt and Kadri in the break. Only brought in De Gendt so pretty happy. Still got points for Froome and Quintana. So now it depends on what happens.

posted by Alan Tullett [1428 posts]
16th July 2013 - 14:46

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65km ish to go, break 8'20" ahead. I can't see anyone trying to claw this back now so I reckon your top 20 will come purely from the break.

Now, who's the favourite? Costa? Gilbert? Gallopin? Albasini? Voeckler? De Gendt? Maybe the Honey Badger (Navardauskas)?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th July 2013 - 14:53

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Gosh darn it, dropped out Kadri yesterday in favour of Chavanel, who I thought would get into a break.

Now just have Hoogerland in the break. Reckon a one of the various Frenchman will be desperate to grab a win. Can see either Voeckler pulling away for a solo, or if it comes down to the bunch, maybe Gallopin at the finish.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1015 posts]
16th July 2013 - 15:05

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drheaton wrote:
Shhh! You should have claimed to have been targetting a breakaway stage win with your purist team Big Grin

Mine has one in the break, Coppel, who's been a total waste of space (as has Gadret). I'm about 280 points of the purist leader but I reckon I can make that up over the next few days, I have Froome and Quintana whereas they only have sprinters. The problem is, I'm sure lots of people ahead of me will have Froome/Quintana too so I'm not holding any hopes of winning.


Yes! I've got Froome Quintana Porte and Sagan. So has someone else with El Fares where I've got Le Mevel.

posted by Alan Tullett [1428 posts]
16th July 2013 - 15:06

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Got Rui Costa in my roaduk team as well. Going better than Sat.

posted by Alan Tullett [1428 posts]
16th July 2013 - 15:08

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De Gendt takes maximum points at the sprint. Break now nearly 10 minutes behind with 50km to go. Peloton having an extended rest day by the sounds of it.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th July 2013 - 15:17

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Boo! Hoogerland picks up sprint points:

1. De Gendt (VCD) 15pts
2. Hoogerland (VCD) 14pts
3. Jeannesson (FDJ) 13pts
4. Gilbert (BMC) 12pts
5. Meyer (OGE) 11pts
6. Albasini (OGE) 10pts
7. Riblon (ALM) 9pts
8. Kadri (ALM) 8pts
9. Marino (SOJ) 7pts
10. Trofimov (KAT) 6pts
11. Velits (OPQ) 5pts
12. Didier (RTL) 4pts
13. Narardauskas (GRS) 3pts
14. Gautier (EUC) 2pts
15. Kloden (RTL) 1pt

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th July 2013 - 15:19

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Maximum sprint points for De Gendt, Thank you Dave Atkinson!

posted by stevemarks [401 posts]
16th July 2013 - 15:22

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Marino/Kadri on the attack, this is good for me as I have neither, hopefully they'll burn themselves out and not feature at the finish.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th July 2013 - 15:36

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25km to go, Marino/Kadri 25" up on the break, the break itself is more than 11'30" up on the peloton.

At this rate Navarro will be up to 13th overall.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th July 2013 - 15:43

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De Gendt dropped Crying

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th July 2013 - 15:49

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i got 15 for de gendt and 14 for hoogs at the sprint, which is probably enough to be above average on this stage on its own Wink

posted by roadcc_admin [1257 posts]
16th July 2013 - 16:02

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Costa is going to win but it's all kicking off behind, Contador and Kreuziger are trying to 1-2 Froome and break him on this final climb. Race wise it's interesting, fantasy wise it's not as it'll do nothing except possibly shed Mollema and change the GC points slightly.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th July 2013 - 16:12

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There are no words

epic fail Crying

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3770 posts]
16th July 2013 - 16:17

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Shame about Voeckler but glad I kept Quintana - should be 20pts for him!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1531 posts]
16th July 2013 - 16:19

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
There are no words

epic fail Crying

I feel your pain- i tinned jeanesson to make space for gilbert- facepalm!

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posted by johnny2names [199 posts]
16th July 2013 - 16:21

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56 points despite having four in the break. Not good Sad

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th July 2013 - 17:12

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25-30 escapees, that's almost 17% of the riders left in the race.....and I manage pick none!! 24 lousy points.. Surprise

posted by Jonas Lorenzen [47 posts]
16th July 2013 - 18:47

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Improbably, despite something of a 'jour sans' (sixty points), I ended up rising 17 places in the competition overall. Now broken into the top 300 for the first time, hopefully keep making these slow rises now, maybe make the top 200? I'd be happy with that.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1015 posts]
16th July 2013 - 20:13

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
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epic fail Crying

Bad luck! Well, Sagan did try. Hoping De Gendt has saved a bit for the ITT as I've left him in. Just two transfers for me. Considered dropping Froome for two medium-priced riders but decided against it in the end. Just gone Rolland for Martin and Kadri for Castroviejo. OK team but won't do super-great unless I'm very lucky! Gaining on you though (69 today better than my 11 on Sat) and will have 5 transfers saved up for the Alpe, though I probably won't use them all. Not sure whether to go back to Rolland or not; disappointed with 5 points out of 2 stages but he must do something eventually. Should have played safe with Mollema.

Rui Costa in my roaduk team as well; and Jeannesson in 3 Frenchman. But Le Mevel did nought for my purists.

posted by Alan Tullett [1428 posts]
16th July 2013 - 21:29

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Not really sure what to do, maybe froome in and 1 or 2 penalties.

Can't see Martin or Castroveijo doing too much if im honest

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3770 posts]
16th July 2013 - 22:39

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chrisdstripes wrote:
... glad I kept Quintana - should be 20pts for him!

How does Quintana get 20 points? 6 GC + 5 YR + 4KM?

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1479 posts]
16th July 2013 - 22:55

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enrique wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
... glad I kept Quintana - should be 20pts for him!

How does Quintana get 20 points? 6 GC + 5 YR + 4KM?

+5 team mate bonus Nerd

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1688 posts]
16th July 2013 - 23:17

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