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20 minutes to the deadline so not much harm in revealing my team

My team

Christopher Froome (SKY)
Mikel Nieve Ituralde (EUS)
Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (MOV)
Roman Kreuziger (SAX)
Tony Martin (OPQ)
Murilo Antonio Fischer (FDJ)
Christophe Le Mevel (COF)
William Bonnet (FDJ)

Hoping that the 5 above me haven't gone with Martin and he wins today, I don't think he'll be out of the top 5 today anyway. Those climbs will suit a proper TT'er.

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captain_slog [352 posts] 3 years ago
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What about those technical descents? Froome or Contador? 10 minutes to decide...

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stevemarks [471 posts] 3 years ago
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Froome will win just a question of by how much? 1 minute 2 minutes? Quintana should go well. Mollema, Castroviejo, and De Gendt for me. the rest are all filler. considered Kwiatowski and Tony Martin, don't think they will be up at the pointy end today.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Froome
Mollema
Peraud
Roy
De Gendt
Fischer
Navarro
Mederel
Willems

Hard to squeeze good TT climbers in with a 40 credit rider in your team  39

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Out: Voeckler, Gilbert, Bakelandts, Navarro
In: Froome, Mollema, Castroviejo, Bonnet

Froome
Kwiatkowski
Mollema
De Gendt
Castroviejo
Bonnet
Mederel
Fischer
El Fares

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Stumps [3415 posts] 3 years ago
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Gone for a slightly different team with some transfers saved for tommorrow.

Christopher Froome
Richie Porte
Lars Boom
Julien El Fares
Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas
Michael Rogers
Murilo Antonio Fischer
Maxime Mederel

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SammyG [275 posts] 3 years ago
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Froome, contador, mollamer, quintana

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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I had a real struggle with this one. Not happy with my team but its the best I could come up with. Kwiatkowski or Mollema? Tony Martin in for De Gendt or keep De Gendt and save a transfer? Ended up with...

Froome
Quintana
Mollema (in for Voeckler)
De Gendt (so unpredictable, so saved the transfer just in case. If Martin was nailed-on top 2, I probably would've brought him in)
Monfort (other option was Nieve straight in ready for tomorrow, but wanted to have someone different)
Plus 4 that won't score.

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 3 years ago
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Gone for

Froome
Castroviejo
Quintana
Kwiatkowski
Westra

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stevemarks [471 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

Out: Voeckler, Gilbert, Bakelandts, Navarro
In: Froome, Mollema, Castroviejo, Bonnet

Froome
Kwiatkowski
Mollema
De Gendt
Castroviejo
Bonnet
Mederel
Fischer
El Fares

That looks like my teams.

I have Quintana for Kwiatowski.

Dodged a bullet this morning Peraud was too expensive to fit in, just as well as training accident has him in hospital this morning. wish him a speedy recovery. France missing a good one and some 3 Frenchman teams are going to be hit.

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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Yep, not a great tour for the French, yesterday was their best chance of a stage win and they got 2,3,4! They'll all be pinning their hopes on Rolland for the Polka-dot, but he'll probably need 2 long breaks in 3 days, one of which stays away. Tough ask...

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darren13366 [65 posts] 3 years ago
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Made 3 transfers last night, pressed all the right buttons, and this morning they've disappeared  14

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STEVESPRO 79 [546 posts] 3 years ago
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FROOME - has to win on current form
QUINTANA - should go well on the terrain
MOLLEMA - going well and should suit him
NAVARRO - expecting nothing much from him today
SERPA - he may wake up for the following few days
KENNAUGH - 5 points from Froome win
FISCHER - cheapie in from the start, but might as well have stayed on the Copacabana Beach
NIEVE - should have a good final week
GADRET - best climber available at the price, but useless

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 3 years ago
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I've gone:
Froome
Mollema
Quintana
Chavanel
Nieve
4 x filler

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 3 years ago
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Westra in the lead so far!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Top 5 so far:

1.WESTRA L. VCD in 54' 02''
2.SICARD R. EUS in 55' 01'' at 0' 59''
3.O'GRADY S. OGE in 55' 24'' at 1' 22''
4.KITTEL M. ARG in 55' 50'' at 1' 48''
5.HIVERT J. SOJ in 55' 56'' at 1' 54''

Solid ride from Westra but wouldn't be surprised to see him outside the top 10 at the end. Impressed with Kittel although, little known fact, he used to be a TT specialist before turning sprinter.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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And current last man, 8'10" down is Bonnet  16

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Timbo13 wrote:

I've gone:
Froome
Mollema
Quintana
Chavanel
Nieve
4 x filler

This, basically. Ummed & ashes over Kwiatwoski vs Mollema, but figured I'd be less likely to want to transfer the latter out so went with him.

Considered Martin, but had already put in Chava instead yesterday, banking on breakaway points that never happened.

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Oh, and am I right in thinking no KOM points today (other than the overall standings) because it's a TT? I know there are two 2-cat climbs today, but can't remember how that'll work fantasy-wise.

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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De Gendt just starting, I wonder if he can be arsed today? Hope so...

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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Ghedebrav wrote:

Oh, and am I right in thinking no KOM points today (other than the overall standings) because it's a TT? I know there are two 2-cat climbs today, but can't remember how that'll work fantasy-wise.

According to the Scoring info for this stage, there are no KOM points for the cat 2's, so you are right in thinking!

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dave atkinson [6261 posts] 3 years ago
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if they're scored in the race they'll be scored in the game. but i don't think they are.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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De Gendt first at the first time check, 20-odd seconds up on Westra. I was tempted to drop De Gendt to get Westra in my team but figured it wasn't worth the penalties. Hopefully it pays off  4

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chokofingrz [407 posts] 3 years ago
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Just checked current results and can't believe Kittel has obliterated guys like Kadri, Bauer, Cam Meyer and Terpstra! Doubt it means much though.

My cheap outside bets to score a few points today are Monfort and Coppel. I can think of 20 guys who can outscore them but not at that price.

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chrisdstripes [1733 posts] 3 years ago
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Castroviejo waaaay down, Tony Martin 3rd but will obviously drop. Really glad I kept De Gendt over Martin, was a close-run thing...

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 3 years ago
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There is one KOM from what I understand after seeing the preview yesterday

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pirnie [199 posts] 3 years ago
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What's the deal with bike changes today? Are they allowed to switch as and when they want? Or is there some kind of restriction?

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 3 years ago
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75 Castroviejo (MOV) 59'38"  19

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 3 years ago
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So looks like Castroviejo was a good pick! Doh!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Yeah, Castro a wasted transfer but Bonnet is still looking good for 10 points  4

I only really brought him in as I needed a cheap rider and I figured I could leave him in for stage 21. It's not like any other cheap rider has done much this race.

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johnny2names [198 posts] 3 years ago
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chrisdstripes wrote:

Castroviejo waaaay down, Tony Martin 3rd but will obviously drop. Really glad I kept De Gendt over Martin, was a close-run thing...

I went T martin instead of Kreuziger, rats  20
There goes any chance of tour top 10- unless it starts peeing it down  19

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