Tour de France Stage 20

by TERatcliffe26   July 20, 2013  

So stage 20 is underway

This is my team

Froome
Kreuziger
Qunitana
Nieve
Rolland
Riblon
El Fares
Mederel
Fischer

Well at the moment it seems I was right to keep Rolland, and Riblon for De Clerq could pay off if the chasers catch the front 4 and the peloton let them go.

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You've got to love @TheJensie!!

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
20th July 2013 - 13:40

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Jensie is having a great ride

Im now hoping for a top 10 on the stage now, but don't know other teams
I make it 28 points for Rolland and 20 for Riblon after the cat 1
I also have Froome, Quintana, Nieve and Kreuziger for the finish Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
20th July 2013 - 15:10

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21 for Riblon so far Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8699 posts]
20th July 2013 - 15:30

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Jens has got 30 so far, 10 for sprint, 10 in climbs and 10 for Combative, I'm 100% he will get that today Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8699 posts]
20th July 2013 - 15:43

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Well im not gonna win the stage

ended up with 1,3,10,12,13 + Rolland

I wouldn't be 100% sure on combativity yet, what a rider by Riblon!!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
20th July 2013 - 16:29

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Jens got it Wink

Just waiting for the last man home and the scores will be done Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8699 posts]
20th July 2013 - 16:32

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Glad I kept Rolland, he tried. So did Riblon and Nieve but Quintana won it.

Not bad for my myriad teams. Had Rolland Gadret Bardet and Nieve scoring along with Froome and Quintana on my overall.

Had a reasonable score for my Cycling News team but don't kknow if it gives me a chance of the big prize but have an almost certain runner-up prize in any case.

Porte scored for my purists but doubt if it's enough to win the forum on the last day as he didn't get the GC points I was expecting.

I think my roaduk team did ok as well.

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
20th July 2013 - 16:32

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Gkam84 wrote:
Jens got it Wink

Just waiting for the last man home and the scores will be done Big Grin

Yup just seen

Nice one

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
20th July 2013 - 16:38

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Alan Tullett wrote:
Glad I kept Rolland, he tried. So did Riblon and Nieve but Quintana won it.

Not bad for my myriad teams. Had Rolland Gadret Bardet and Nieve scoring along with Froome and Quintana on my overall.

Had a reasonable score for my Cycling News team but don't kknow if it gives me a chance of the big prize but have an almost certain runner-up prize in any case.

Porte scored for my purists but doubt if it's enough to win the forum on the last day as he didn't get the GC points I was expecting.

I think my roaduk team did ok as well.

You should have won the Roaduk forum league I think, Im just hoping to get to 3rd and top 100 overall, but we shall see. 3 transfers for tomorrow

As for this game, My team was the same as yours I think except I had Kreuziger and Riblon to your Bardet and Gadret, so should beat you on the stage by about 15 points

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
20th July 2013 - 16:41

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Navardauskas is the last man home, but I don't know what the time limit was, so he's got it pending any cut offs

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posted by Gkam84 [8699 posts]
20th July 2013 - 16:52

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123+gadret for me. Chance of top 100 in Std and purist which would be awesome. Great last climb. Getting annoyed with liggett and Sherwen, they keep saying quintana attacked too early in the pyrenees but at that stage he was clearly working for valverde. And liggett at one stage thought porte was lopez, even though he was ahead of kreuziger. Maybe I need to offer my services - can't be any worse!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
20th July 2013 - 16:55

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rcorbin wrote:
Riblon was in today and will stay... I've made my change...

rcorbin wrote:
I'm confident I'll make 30-50 points on Sunday due to having 8 transfers left.

enrique wrote:
Go for the 2nd step of the podium!...I'll be rooting for you! Big Grin

Oh, my God! You did it! Outstanding (!) play! Nice work! Hope for the best for you tomorrow!

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posted by enrique [1520 posts]
20th July 2013 - 17:54

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How many points will the Jersey holders get 2moro?

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posted by backflipbedlem [651 posts]
20th July 2013 - 19:31

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Normal points, So Froome will get 10 for yellow

Quintana will get 10 for White and Polka dot....

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posted by Gkam84 [8699 posts]
20th July 2013 - 20:10

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Now I've got 8 transfers for tomorrow with 70 points to first place!

Load with sprinters?

Froome guaranteed 14, Quintana has 19 so would need to pick the top 6.

Hmmmm

posted by rcorbin [208 posts]
20th July 2013 - 20:37

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I've kept Quintana, dropped Froome. I've not picked Sagan though and have put in some of the cheaper sprinters in the hope it gives me a slight edge.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
20th July 2013 - 20:45

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rcorbin wrote:
... I've got 8 transfers for tomorrow with 70 points to first place!... Froome guaranteed 14, Quintana... 19... Hmmmm

rcorbin, you've been playing incredibly well! but I think we both know you probably can't make up the 70 points Sad Barring a crash or some unfortunate incident! ... Your choices? Well! Are you defending your spot? Then keep Froome... Want to get as close as possible for the glory? Drop (!) Froome! I'm saying this and I haven't checked to see how many points are between you and 3rd, though, if it's too (!) close, well, you might as well drop Froome regardlesss! Smile

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posted by enrique [1520 posts]
20th July 2013 - 20:49

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rcorbin wrote:
Now I've got 8 transfers for tomorrow with 70 points to first place!

Load with sprinters?

Froome guaranteed 14, Quintana has 19 so would need to pick the top 6.

Hmmmm

i reckon the leader has 3 subs for the last day. death or glory time

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7258 posts]
20th July 2013 - 21:04

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Froome is expensive for his 14 points (that's all he'll score). For 40 credits you get Sagan, or you get Greipel and credits to upgrade a cheap rider.

Drop Froome and Quintana and you can automatically afford Cavendish and Kittel. That's possibly a max of 65 points plus standings and you've lost 33 so a 32ish point boost. If Cav and Kittel get 3 & 4 instead of 1 & 2 then that's at least 47 points and still an extra 14 over Froome/Quintana.

For me its all about balance, I had 6 transfers and used them all although had to leave in Bonnet, could have used another but c'est la vie.

The winner of tomorrows stage though will end up having the break rider for the extra 20 points at the intermediate sprint. Unfortunately that's just luck.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
20th July 2013 - 21:08

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I think the sprinters will get a lot of Intermediate points tomorrow as well.

My decisions made and I'm bringing 6 sprinters in, 2 3credit riders plus 1 cheap guy for a team mate bonus!

Boom or bust but I think I'll still have a top 3 place regardless

posted by rcorbin [208 posts]
20th July 2013 - 22:17

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With 8 transfers left, I'd get rid of the GC guys, there is a good chance that if you pick the 4 obvious sprinters, they will be in the top 6, meaning you will make more points that Quintana on his own, because of the intermediate sprint. They will go for it Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8699 posts]
20th July 2013 - 22:18

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drheaton wrote:
Froome is expensive for his 14 points (that's all he'll score). For 40 credits you get Sagan, or you get Greipel and credits to upgrade a cheap rider.

Drop Froome and Quintana and you can automatically afford Cavendish and Kittel. That's possibly a max of 65 points plus standings and you've lost 33 so a 32ish point boost. If Cav and Kittel get 3 & 4 instead of 1 & 2 then that's at least 47 points and still an extra 14 over Froome/Quintana.

For me its all about balance, I had 6 transfers and used them all although had to leave in Bonnet, could have used another but c'est la vie.

The winner of tomorrows stage though will end up having the break rider for the extra 20 points at the intermediate sprint. Unfortunately that's just luck.

Voigt would have the MO for that break man though?

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
21st July 2013 - 8:55

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chrisdstripes wrote:
123+gadret for me. Chance of top 100 in Std and purist which would be awesome. Great last climb. Getting annoyed with liggett and Sherwen, they keep saying quintana attacked too early in the pyrenees but at that stage he was clearly working for valverde. And liggett at one stage thought porte was lopez, even though he was ahead of kreuziger. Maybe I need to offer my services - can't be any worse!

You'd have probably known the difference between Irizar and Bakelants on stage 2.....plus the amount of times they've got Contador mixed up with Kreuziger or Valverde is perhaps even worse bearing in mind that Contador is one of the biggest stars in cycling with perhaps THE most recognisable climbing styles!!

Say what you like about football but it's commentators would never mix up Messi and Ronaldo.

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
21st July 2013 - 9:20

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Liggett and Sherwin or Kirby and Kelly.....All four are embarrassingly useless...
Unless they are looking at different pictures than us, which I doubt, there is no excuse for their constant mistakes...
If cycling is going to expand as a TV sport, the broadcasting needs serious work...and the dead wood showing through the door...
I have to admit 3 years ago when I watched my first Tour from start to finish, I found Carlton Kirby somewhat informative and entertaining.. problem with him now is that he says the same things every single day...
Oh and by the way his favourite kit in the peloton is that of Belkin, he has mentioned it 28 times in 3 weeks... Rant over...

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [481 posts]
21st July 2013 - 9:31

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I've only watched the ITV coverage but I have started to get seriously annoyed with the number of mistakes made by Sherwin and Liggett.

The best coverage all Tour was the first hour or so on Friday when Boardman and Imlach were commentating with some input from Matt Rendell whilst Liggett and Sherwin were still in bed. Informed, interesting and correct, what more could you want. In fact I remember Boardman's commentary at the Olympics being very good despite the shocking production of the road race.

For the cycling coverage to improve someone else needs to take it on. I remember the huge improvement in the F1 coverage when the BBC took it back from ITV and whilst I don't have Sky their production has always been good. I think ITV and Eurosport have stagnated and they need some serious competition.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
21st July 2013 - 10:23

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