Vuelta - Stage 5

by obutterwick   August 28, 2013  

Perhaps another opportunity for a break to get away. Txurruka to try again, is my guess.

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If we're playing guess who's in the break, I'll go for Luis Angel Mate. My team is basically all sprinters though (revealed below - why not...), one change from yesterday. If I can avoid transfers for the next 3 stages, I'll have 9 banked for Saturday!

Valverde
Cancellara
Ratto
Farrar
Meersman
Matthews
Roux
Boasson Hagen
Markus (in for Iglinsky - could've gone for any of about six but hey, he's called Barry...)

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
28th August 2013 - 8:18

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Ive kept the same team as yesterday, need to save some transfers now.

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
28th August 2013 - 9:14

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Guess the break I'm tempted by Hansen but think it might be too soon in the tour just yet Thinking

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
28th August 2013 - 10:23

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just under 4mins for this group of riders

Antonio Piedra
Nicolas Edet
Jurgen Van De Walle
Arnaud Courteille
Winner Anacona

30km riden

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
28th August 2013 - 12:12

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Maybe I played it too safe today Thinking

1,3,9 and thats all Crying

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
28th August 2013 - 15:46

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1, 2, 3, 6 for me

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
28th August 2013 - 15:47

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1,3,6,7 for me, annoyed that Argos let Arndt sprint over Van Rensburg and that Markus didn't do more.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
28th August 2013 - 15:47

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chrisdstripes wrote:
If we're playing guess who's in the break, I'll go for Luis Angel Mate. My team is basically all sprinters though (revealed below - why not...), one change from yesterday. If I can avoid transfers for the next 3 stages, I'll have 9 banked for Saturday!

Valverde
Cancellara
Ratto
Farrar
Meersman
Matthews
Roux
Boasson Hagen
Markus (in for Iglinsky - could've gone for any of about six but hey, he's called Barry...)

6 in the top 10 nice going! I was too safe and just had 3

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
28th August 2013 - 15:47

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Good for me - 1,3,5,6,7,9 plus Valverde - should've gone Richeze over Markus but you can't have it all...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
28th August 2013 - 15:48

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1. AUSMATTHEWS, Michael 178 ORICA GREENEDGE 4h 28' 22''
2. ARGRICHEZE, Maximiliano Ariel 137 LAMPRE-MERIDA 4h 28' 22'' + 0''
3. BELMEERSMAN, Gianni 164 OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP CYCLING TEAM 4h 28' 22'' + 0''
4. GERARNDT, Nikias 21 TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO 4h 28' 22'' + 0''
5. USAFARRAR, Tyler 113 GARMIN SHARP 4h 28' 22'' + 0''
6. NORBOASSON HAGEN, Edvald 192 SKY PROCYCLING 4h 28' 22'' + 0''
7. FRAROUX, Anthony 107 FDJ.FR 4h 28' 22'' + 0''
8. NZLHENDERSON, Gregory 144 LOTTO BELISOL 4h 28' 22'' + 0''
9. ITARATTO, Daniele 77 CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING 4h 28' 22'' + 0''
10. SLOBOLE, Grega 212 VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM 4h 28' 22'' + 0''
11. POLMAJKA, Rafal 202 TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 4h 28' 22'' + 0''
12. NEDMOLLEMA, Bauke 41 BELKIN-PRO CYCLING TEAM 4h 28' 22'' + 0''
13. ITANOCENTINI, Rinaldo 19 AG2R LA MONDIALE 4h 28' 22'' + 0''
14. AUTSCHORN, Daniel 158 TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 4h 28' 22'' + 0''
15. ITASCARPONI, Michele 131 LAMPRE-MERIDA 4h 28' 22'' + 0''
16. IRLROCHE, Nicolas 205 TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF 4h 28' 22'' + 0''
17. BELGILBERT, Philippe 51 BMC RACING TEAM 4h 28' 22'' + 0''
18. ESPSÁNCHEZ, Samuel 91 EUSKALTEL EUSKADI 4h 28' 22'' + 0''
19. BELLODEWYCK, Klaas 55 BMC RACING TEAM 4h 28' 22'' + 0''
20. ITASANTAROMITA, Ivan 58 BMC RACING TEAM 4h 28' 22'' + 0''

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
28th August 2013 - 15:52

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Looks really bad for me now after seeing what all you lot got.

Markus and wasn't in the front group I dont think.

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
28th August 2013 - 15:53

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

6 in the top 10 nice going! I was too safe and just had 3


Thanks TER - always think I could've done better (IF I'd kept Moreno for one more day, IF I'd gone Richeze over Markus today) but I should definitely be happy with that! Now - keep Markus for tomorrow or... Thinking

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
28th August 2013 - 15:59

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Tomorrow looks pretty flat, that's why I took the penalty today to get some sprinters in. Think I'll keep Markus and just see how things go.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
28th August 2013 - 16:09

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Ive gone Richeze for Basso for tomorrow and the day after.

The question is, axe Moreno for a sprinter or not, he still got me 11 safe points today Thinking

Don't wanna axe Zubledia (cheap), Horner (cheapish for 9 points so couldn't afford EBH) or Valverde, Nibali as I want them for stage 8. Moreno is a bit more disposable as Im thinking of somehow getting J-Rod in for him for stage 8

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
28th August 2013 - 16:13

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1,3,5,6,12
Glad Gilberts little attack didnt pay off!

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posted by backflipbedlem [842 posts]
28th August 2013 - 16:29

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Looks like Markus MIGHT have got Lanterne Rouge. I wait with baited breath...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
28th August 2013 - 16:31

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Correct

195 Barry MARKUS NED VCD 22 +15:02

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
28th August 2013 - 16:39

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chrisdstripes wrote:
Looks like Markus MIGHT have got Lanterne Rouge. I wait with baited breath...

Just gets better for you, I don't mind it as he is in my purist team which isn't doing so well

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
28th August 2013 - 16:46

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3,6,11,16 + markus, Uran and Valverde so not to bad.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2847 posts]
28th August 2013 - 16:55

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Damn those who got 10 points for Markus! I knew there was something wrong with him from previous stage placings and hence steered clear.

But even without him my team is now so sprint-loaded it's ridiculous.

posted by chokofingrz [320 posts]
28th August 2013 - 19:20

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