USA Pro - Stage 2

by backflipbedlem   August 20, 2013  

So as we all wait eagerly to find out how we did on stage 1, we've got to get on with making our picks for stage 2.

For some reason I had Froome for stage 1, looking at everyone's teams yesterday, not many people thought he was worth having in their purist teams.
Is Froome here to just keep up appearances or is he going for GC? Or will we only know after tonight?

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Keeping up appearances, Dombrowski is the GC guy for sky hence him being in my purist team.

Mezgec and Bazzana out of my standard team for tonight

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3893 posts]
20th August 2013 - 12:46

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Took out Sagan and Sabatini and replaced them with Caruso and TJ.

Left Froome in, dont know why after yesterday but i've got a feeling he will be there at the end.

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posted by stumps [2710 posts]
20th August 2013 - 14:20

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Keeping up appearances, Dombrowski is the GC guy for sky hence him being in my purist team.

Mezgec and Bazzana out of my standard team for tonight


I took those two out as well - replaced by Euser and Matt Cooke. 30+ credits left, can I use them for the Vuelta instead?!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1603 posts]
20th August 2013 - 15:19

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hmm spose i shud get rid of froome then?? just cant imagine him holding back...
maybe my inexperience showing!

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posted by backflipbedlem [695 posts]
20th August 2013 - 15:40

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made 3 changes, 10 point penalty, prob swap all back for 2moro

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posted by backflipbedlem [695 posts]
20th August 2013 - 16:53

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Kennaugh has quit the race Nerd

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posted by livestrongnick [1785 posts]
20th August 2013 - 18:00

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They're off - climbing Independence pass (apparently the highest point above sea level that any pro race goes this season). Twitter says Kennaugh has abandoned.

Early break has some colourful jerseys. Schar (Swiss champion), Cooke (KOM) and Lemus from Jelly Belly. 2:20 on the field, hopefully Cooke can pick up some more mountain points!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1603 posts]
20th August 2013 - 18:02

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I have gone for carter jones...he showed up well yesterday aznd likes a climb

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posted by JAndrewHill [1225 posts]
20th August 2013 - 18:58

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Oh great start i had Kennaugh Sad

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posted by stumps [2710 posts]
20th August 2013 - 19:01

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Schar wins kom1, followed by cooke and then lemus. (ok GKam)

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posted by JAndrewHill [1225 posts]
20th August 2013 - 19:12

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JAndrewHill wrote:
Schar wins kom1, followed by cooke and then lemus. (ok GKam)

Then came wren, maynes, lewis, bookwalter, miller, voight, dombrowski.

I am on their back wheel...lol

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posted by JAndrewHill [1225 posts]
20th August 2013 - 19:15

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I so nearly picked siutsov...hes joined the break

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posted by JAndrewHill [1225 posts]
20th August 2013 - 19:47

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Lemus wins the sprint.Followed by schar, millar, siutsiv and cooke

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posted by JAndrewHill [1225 posts]
20th August 2013 - 20:00

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1,3,4,6,14,15,20 + GC

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posted by obutterwick [528 posts]
20th August 2013 - 22:37

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Damn thought my team would do ok Crying

3,4,6,8,11,15,16,20 + GVA(won the second sprint I beliveve)....nevermind!

Even worse for my purist, just 3,4,6,15,16,20 + GVA

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3893 posts]
20th August 2013 - 22:41

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3, 4, 11, 12, 20 + GVA & TJ bonuses few GC and other Jersey points. might of scrapped 100 after my 10 penalty points Sad

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posted by livestrongnick [1785 posts]
20th August 2013 - 23:40

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Full house for jandrewhill....if only I had bone for frank as I was so tempted....

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posted by JAndrewHill [1225 posts]
21st August 2013 - 7:21

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So annoyed with myself for not having Craddock! Normally for the U.S tours he'd be my first pick Crying
Example being he scored me a total of 88 at this years Tour of Cali D Oh

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posted by livestrongnick [1785 posts]
21st August 2013 - 9:19

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Frank doesn't get the praise he deserves. So pleased for him after the disappointment of the Tour de Suisse.

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posted by obutterwick [528 posts]
21st August 2013 - 10:38

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obutterwick wrote:
Frank doesn't get the praise he deserves. So pleased for him after the disappointment of the Tour de Suisse.

I didn't go for him as I already had two BMC (and think Tejay is the better bet for stage 5), but agree he is much better than people give him credit for.

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3893 posts]
21st August 2013 - 10:45

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Best score on a stage @ 234 Cool
AND 159 place jump = one giant leap Big Grin

Pity it won't last Crying

I'm always in two minds
Then I go and pick the wrong one Sad

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21st August 2013 - 11:00

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Not going well for my standard team! 12th in Purist though, maybe my best chance yet of winning a Forum's Scorum's comp! (Way to put a hoodoo on that Chris)...

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21st August 2013 - 11:00

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chrisdstripes wrote:
Not going well for my standard team! 12th in Purist though, maybe my best chance yet of winning a Forum's Scorum's comp! (Way to put a hoodoo on that Chris)...

Don't count your chickens yet Wink

Voigt and Jacques-Maynes v Gallopin and Dombrowski

Think your gonna need one or both of your riders in a break to beat my team, especially due to the lack of sprinters, and I can see a sprint today, stage 6 and stage 7, but we shall see

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21st August 2013 - 11:16

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Yes I saw we had similar teams - damn you Ratcliffe! I just said it was my best chance so far - that doesn't mean its a particularly good chance! You're right tho - I need them both to start getting in breaks, so fingers crossed. Voigt can always surprise in a TT as well I guess, but so can quite a few others.

Just finalising my Vuelta team - as long as I don't mess that up I should be on for top 10 overall for Purist. Can always go horribly wrong in a 3-week tour tho...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1603 posts]
21st August 2013 - 12:25

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