Stage 17

by rcorbin   July 17, 2013  

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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pirnie wrote:
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?

you're allowed to switch to another bike but it has to be off the following team car

posted by roadcc_admin [1241 posts]
17th July 2013 - 14:07

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It's raining on the second climb.

posted by drheaton [3428 posts]
17th July 2013 - 14:30

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Peraud is racing despite injuring himself this morning.

Also, Schleck is faster than TJVG at the first check...

posted by drheaton [3428 posts]
17th July 2013 - 15:08

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Holy...?!

Schleck currently sitting third at the end of the stage. Was not expecting that!

Kind of wish I'd kept him in now after the weekend, wonder if he'll try for a stage win later in the week...

posted by drheaton [3428 posts]
17th July 2013 - 15:43

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drheaton wrote:
And current last man, 8'10" down is Bonnet Cool

That could be useful!

posted by Alan Tullett [1426 posts]
17th July 2013 - 16:08

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Got Froome Quintana De Gendt. Seems Martin and Castroviejo were a waste but the rain affected their ride I believe. Should have gone GC instead. Still got 5 transfers for tomorrow though.

Looks like Quintana going to beat Kwia now he's the leader. And he does. Should have ridden like that the first time. Then he'd be challenging Froome. Stupid Movistar!

Peraud very unlucky. Was thinking about him as well.

Kreuziger now 2nd.

posted by Alan Tullett [1426 posts]
17th July 2013 - 16:16

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Contador first!

posted by Alan Tullett [1426 posts]
17th July 2013 - 16:18

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Raining now and Froome taking it easy. Not good for the stage win.

posted by Alan Tullett [1426 posts]
17th July 2013 - 16:20

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Mollema hits the barrier! That's why froome was taking it easy. Want Froome to beat Contador.

posted by Alan Tullett [1426 posts]
17th July 2013 - 16:22

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Froome wins!! Yes!!!!!

posted by Alan Tullett [1426 posts]
17th July 2013 - 16:24

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So-so for my team with Martin and Castroviejo not doing well. De Gendt 19th.

Schleck 15th!!

Kreuziger would have been the best pick today.

posted by Alan Tullett [1426 posts]
17th July 2013 - 16:28

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Awesome stage - great win for Froome!

Mollema came back well at the end.

Monfort the best of the sub-15-credit riders in 12th.

The Spaniards look primed for the Alps...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1525 posts]
17th July 2013 - 16:30

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1,6,11,12,19 for me - happy with my transfers considering my other options involved Tony Martin. Talansky with a nice 9th place for my purists, but there are a few teams with Quintana that will be surging past me soon...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1525 posts]
17th July 2013 - 16:33

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Martin 32nd
Nieve 38th
Rolland 139th
Castroviejo 168th (team orders - damn you Movistar)
Bonnet last. Yes!

posted by Alan Tullett [1426 posts]
17th July 2013 - 16:34

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1,6,7,17

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posted by backflipbedlem [634 posts]
17th July 2013 - 16:36

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chrisdstripes wrote:
Awesome stage - great win for Froome!

Mollema came back well at the end.

Monfort the best of the sub-15-credit riders in 12th.

The Spaniards look primed for the Alps...

The Dracula effect!

posted by Alan Tullett [1426 posts]
17th July 2013 - 16:36

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Marginal gains.......lol.

posted by northstar [1083 posts]
17th July 2013 - 16:44

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northstar wrote:
Marginal gains.......lol.

*sigh*

Yes, Froome has so far won two mountain top finishes and come second on a flat time trial, only behind the current world champion, but today he's really overdone. How much gall does Froome have to so brasenly beat some of the best climbers in the world by an astonishing and totally unbelievable ... 9 seconds.

posted by drheaton [3428 posts]
17th July 2013 - 16:48

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Glad I picked Monfort over De Gendt as my cheap Belgian - 7 points gained there!

Also had Péraud in my team though, zero points there obviously but I feel so bad for the guy... crashing that hard on the side where you already have a suspected broken collarbone and bashed up elbow... it's sickening to think about really.

posted by chokofingrz [238 posts]
17th July 2013 - 16:50

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Back on fantasy matters... poor day for me, dropped back out of the top 100. Mollema was not a good pick, should have gone Quintana or Kreuziger.

My Purist team though had a great day jumping 85 places up to 79th. Now just 164 points of the lead Big Grin Need Gadret now to get into the break on Alp d'Huez (has a chance now Peraud is out), for Quintana to have a flyer a Cavendish and Kittel to 1-2 on the final stage and I might stand a chance of moving right up. Coppel doing something else also wouldn't hurt.

posted by drheaton [3428 posts]
17th July 2013 - 16:56

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drheaton wrote:
northstar wrote:
Marginal gains.......lol.

*sigh*

Yes, Froome has so far won two mountain top finishes and come second on a flat time trial, only behind the current world champion, but today he's really overdone. How much gall does Froome have to so brasenly beat some of the best climbers in the world by an astonishing and totally unbelievable ... 9 seconds.

*sighs* Believe what you want, it's comical what is going on.

posted by northstar [1083 posts]
17th July 2013 - 16:57

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northstar wrote:
drheaton wrote:
northstar wrote:
Marginal gains.......lol.

*sigh*

Yes, Froome has so far won two mountain top finishes and come second on a flat time trial, only behind the current world champion, but today he's really overdone. How much gall does Froome have to so brasenly beat some of the best climbers in the world by an astonishing and totally unbelievable ... 9 seconds.

*sighs* Believe what you want, it's comical what is going on.

Yes it is, but I don't think you mean the same thing as I do.

posted by drheaton [3428 posts]
17th July 2013 - 17:00

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18th, 19th and 20th don't seem to have been given any points - just so's ya know...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1525 posts]
17th July 2013 - 17:00

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Have you ever had 15 joint winners of a stage?

posted by stevemarks [400 posts]
17th July 2013 - 17:06

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chrisdstripes wrote:
18th, 19th and 20th don't seem to have been given any points - just so's ya know...

oopsie Big Grin

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7230 posts]
17th July 2013 - 17:13

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stevemarks wrote:
Have you ever had 15 joint winners of a stage?

oh, great. that's gonna be a right ballache.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7230 posts]
17th July 2013 - 17:15

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There were 2 categorised climbs today. Do these count for fantasy points?

posted by NeilG83 [216 posts]
17th July 2013 - 17:24

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175 points for the winner? I really did badly today Crying

posted by drheaton [3428 posts]
17th July 2013 - 17:25

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le tour has points up for the climb, looks like they're all going to Contador, Froome, Rodriguez and Valverde.

posted by drheaton [3428 posts]
17th July 2013 - 17:26

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NeilG83 wrote:
There were 2 categorised climbs today. Do these count for fantasy points?

yes. tbh i wasn't expecting them to be scored, but they were, so they go in

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7230 posts]
17th July 2013 - 19:04

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