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following a really poor start in the mountains, i've torn up my team sheet and gambled on 2 sprint stages, done 6 transfers and bagged a -40 penalty points headwind for today:

hushovd
mezgec
swift
hutarovich
renshaw
kruopis

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henao
majka
and... vanotti. who? yeah, I dont know what he's doing there either...

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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well after 2 days of not paying attention, I've just done the rookie mistake of jumping on the bandwagon with in form riders! Didnt really think about it going down to a sprint, doh!

Hurzarski (Nibali)
Henao (Uran)
Majka
Pozzovivo
Atapuma
Duarte
Weening (Cieslik)
Izaguirre (Bodnar)
Marycz

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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I went with the odds and brought in some sprinters. My only worry is whether Mezgec or Van Rensburg will be sprinting for Argos.

Henao
Majka
Konig
Huzarski
Atampuma
Swift (for Barguil)
Hutarovich (for Marczynski)
Mezgec (for Domagalski)
Howard (for Golas)

Kept the GC/Points/KoM people and brought in four sprinters, no penalties.

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johnny2names [198 posts] 2 years ago
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nice line-up. It's highly unlikely mine will outperform yours with a -40 start! I didnt pick howard for some reason- will no doubt regret it. You'd have thought Argos would go with Mezgec after his great showing following JD's withdrawal in the Giro.

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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Tough one today - who will be sprinting?

Hedged my bets and took one penalty for these...

Majka
Henao
Rebellin
Matysiak (in the break!)
Huzarski
Swift
Mezgec
Golas
Kruiswijk (will transfer out tonight for whoever looks strong in the sprint today, assuming thats what happens...)

PS - the break is 8 mins ahead - Matysiak, Dyachenko, Mestre and Selvaggi.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Pens for me too, although can't believe i missed Hutarovich and mezgec  40

Howard-hope Kruopis isn't No1 sprinter!  39
Swift
Von Hoff
Renshaw

Henao
Majka
Capecchi
Tunarrosa

Non riding 3.0 filler

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johnny2names [198 posts] 2 years ago
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4 man break have 75 secs with 15k to go, probably will get hoovered up in time for a sprint

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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looks like I should of brought in some sprinters

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam dont think you'll need to update my score, think it'll be ZERO for me!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Top 10

Hushovd
Von Hoff
Renshaw
Bole
Van Der Sande
Howard
Golas
Hutarovich
Swift
Mezgec

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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backflipbedlem wrote:

Gkam dont think you'll need to update my score, think it'll be ZERO for me!

I think Izagirre came 18th!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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+ 11-19
Docker
Ratto
Phinney
Stybar
Franczak
Saez De Arreegul
Izaguirre
Schorn

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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2, 3, 6, 9 plus my GC riders. Average but not great with 20 pen points to take away  39

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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So are we thinking it might be a sprint finish tomorrow?

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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backflipbedlem wrote:

So are we thinking it might be a sprint finish tomorrow?

For what its worth, from the parcours I'd normally say its about 80-20 in favour of a sprint finish (it was a sprint last year), except for the fact that this 6-man-teams thing could make it more difficult for the pack to get organised if a good late attack goes. Plus there are GC gains to be had this year, whereas last year they were all keeping their powder dry for the penultimate stage. The rest of this week could be very unpredictable...

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Scores are coming soon, this is when we'll see if my cock up the other day has resolved itself....  26

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Ok, everything seems to have gone without a hitch....

I shall await the raft of people asking questions, I am in a happy mood today  3

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20thebear [54 posts] 2 years ago
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Maybe I have missed something but should Rafal Majka not get 15 points today? 10 for GC and 5 for leading the points comp?

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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I guess I should mention this daily,

Its the sprints competition that's being scored, not the points, because the points are purely finish line  26

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20thebear [54 posts] 2 years ago
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I thought I must have missed it.

But why does it say Points in the scoring details? Why is the text not changed to say Sprint?

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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20thebear wrote:

I thought I must have missed it.

But why does it say Points in the scoring details? Why is the text not changed to say Sprint?

Oh no big tin can opened.....worms everywhere!  29 best get a pan of water on  19

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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The reason I can't change it, because its just a general scoring chart. Dave has to do it.

He is currently on his jollydays, So when he returns, we can discuss it  3

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20thebear [54 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

The reason I can't change it, because its just a general scoring chart. Dave has to do it.

He is currently on his jollydays, So when he returns, we can discuss it  3

Fair enough.

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20thebear [54 posts] 2 years ago
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livestrongnick wrote:
20thebear wrote:

I thought I must have missed it.

But why does it say Points in the scoring details? Why is the text not changed to say Sprint?

Oh no big tin can opened.....worms everywhere!  29 best get a pan of water on  19

Turn the gas off.

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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Its only two points different, but I'm mainly asking this to check I understand correctly how the points are being scored...

Matysiak
2 sprints @ 6pts each = 12pts
1 cat 3 @ 3pts
3rd overall in sprints comp = 3pts.
Total 18pts, but he was only awarded 16?

Cheers, C

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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Lol, maybe we need a sticky at the top of each thread!  3

And I managed to get 42 points! Woo

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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I'll keep an eye out for the official scores, because the tour do it later on.

So I've done it on the unofficial where Matysiak got a 1st and 2nd in the sprints = 10 points  3

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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OK, got the official, sorting it out now  26

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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Nice one, thanks GKam  1

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Les Ed [70 posts] 2 years ago
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Still think my stage three points are wrong. Got rid of Wiggens added in Henao still have Wiggens in score sheet no Henao.

Les Ed

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Copy and past your transfers as I can't see them like Dave can  3

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