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So how's everyone enjoying the Vuelta then? Not seen any of it yet, 900th overall as couldn't make any transfers this weekend so gone all out on an uphill sprint today - could easily backfire but its time to put all eggs in one basket I think. Still have 2 transfers carrying over but have lots of ground to make up! What happened to Henao on Sunday?

Valverde
Ratto
Matthews
Meersman
Cancellara
Roux
Iglinsky
Boasson Hagen and...
Farrar! (I said I'd never do it again...)

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 2 years ago
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Ive gone half risk half safe I guess

Ratto
Matthews
Meersman
Horner
Nibali
Valverde
Zubeldia
Moreno
Basso

Apparently Henao didn't eat enough

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Not had the greatest of starts but resisting taking penalties!

Valverde
Roche
Flecha 4 Krueziger
Meersman
Ratio
Stybar
Horner
Tiralongo
EBH 4 de Clercq

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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lead of 1:28 for-
Danilo Wyss
Nicolas Edet
Jussi Veikkanen
Dennis Vanendert
Alex Rasmussen

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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I've taken in Meersman, Gilbert, Gerrans and Paolini for the next few stages, lets see how it works out  26

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chokofingrz [404 posts] 2 years ago
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Picked up Bole and Janse van Rensburg as a couple of stage-appropriate wildcards to move me up the table...

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JAndrewHill [1206 posts] 2 years ago
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It looks hillier than usual for a 'flat' stage, so I am already regretting bring in Andy Fenn and Leigh Howard. Shudda gone for Zulbeldia...I need to at some point.

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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That climb looked unbelievable, how there wasn't more trouble with such a large group of them going up it together I dont know.
What gearing would they have used for that climb?

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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Moreno, my Purist team is happy  4

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 2 years ago
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Moreno gets it! I dropped him this morning. Think I did OK apart from that though!

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 2 years ago
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At least I had Moreno  1 not much else though  2

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 2 years ago
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Ha! 2,3,4,6 but dropped 1 and 9. Gotta love this game.

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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My purist team is delighted, but this way NOT the top 20 I expected to see today

1 Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ ESP KAT 32 4:37:47
2 Fabian CANCELLARA SUI RLT 32 +0
3 Michael MATTHEWS AUS OGE 23 +0
4 Gianni MEERSMAN BEL OPQ 28 +0
5 Bauke MOLLEMA NED BEL 27 +0
6 Edvald BOASSON HAGEN NOR SKY 26 +0
7 Rinaldo NOCENTINI ITA ALM 36 +0
8 Warren BARGUIL FRA ARG 22 +0
9 Sergio Luis HENAO MONTOYA COL SKY 26 +0
10 Nicolas ROCHE IRL TST 29 +0
11 Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE ESP MOV 33 +0
12 Georg PREIDLER AUT ARG 23 +0
13 Grega BOLE SLO VCD 28 +0
14 Serge PAUWELS BEL OPQ 30 +0
15 Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER ESP KAT 34 +0
16 Vincenzo NIBALI ITA AST 29 +0
17 Anthony ROUX FRA FDJ 26 +0
18 Ivan SANTAROMITA ITA BMC 29 +0
19 Roman KREUZIGER CZE TST 27 +0
20 Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL ESP BEL 30 +

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 2 years ago
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I guess 1,3,4,11,16 will have to do

Ratto the let down  39

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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oh that didn't go too well 4, 6, 10  31

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 2 years ago
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I can add 11 and 17 to that (2,3,4,6). Astana were clearly working for Iglinsky but he bailed with one km to go which was a shame. And Ratto couldn't quite hack it. Decent for purist thanks to Moreno, although my purist is all GC so I'm guessing won't get much for the next three days. Great stage though!

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 2 years ago
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Early indications are that Horner lost 6 secs putting Nibali back in Red...

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dave atkinson [6145 posts] 2 years ago
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i sucked at that stage

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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chrisdstripes wrote:

Early indications are that Horner lost 6 secs putting Nibali back in Red...

Correct, I think that was a plan, Nibali went with the big guns of J-Rod and Valverde, Horner saw it and backed off, giving Cancellara the freedom for a few stages

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chrisdstripes [1705 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:

Early indications are that Horner lost 6 secs putting Nibali back in Red...

Correct, I think that was a plan, Nibali went with the big guns of J-Rod and Valverde, Horner saw it and backed off, giving Cancellara the freedom for a few stages

Hope you're right - I'm definitely keeping Cancellara for tomorrow anyway...

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backflipbedlem [1190 posts] 2 years ago
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4,5,16 my fast slide down the tables continues!
Think lots of penalty points are called for!

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 2 years ago
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Betancur is well out of sorts, time to get him out of my team I think

175 Carlos Alberto BETANCUR GOMEZ COL ALM 24 +14:21

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Betancur has been ill in the run up to the race so he's out of form, he's specifically stated he's looking at stage wins towards the end of the race and the worlds.

EBH is another out of sorts after his ENECO crash but he at least seems to be getting back on form.

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Jonas Lorenzen [77 posts] 2 years ago
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 102

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dave atkinson [6145 posts] 2 years ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:

i sucked at that stage

turns out i went up 30 places. shows what i know  22

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Green arrows and i only scored 100  39

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 2 years ago
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Pretty happy with 10th on the stage, slowly slowly catching up at least  1