Vuelta Stage 6

by livestrongnick   August 29, 2013  

So sprint, sprint, sprint!
Should be some very similar teams today

Valverde
Roche
Horner
Matthews
Meersman
Richeze
Bole
Farrar Sick
EBH

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Playing safe again Thinking

Valverde
Nibali
Horner
Moreno
Zubeldia
Meersman
Ratto
Matthews
Richeze

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3504 posts]
29th August 2013 - 12:28

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Valverde
Nibali
Horner
Roche
Zubeldia
Howard
Markus
Farrar
Meersman

5 transfers available for tomorrow

posted by ray silvester [1520 posts]
29th August 2013 - 12:31

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Tony Martin out on his own 3mins 30 secs+ after 15km

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1404 posts]
29th August 2013 - 12:35

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Come on barry, off the back again Devil

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7028 posts]
29th August 2013 - 12:43

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1st intermediate

1. Tony Martin
2. Tyler Farrar
3. Bauke Mollema

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1404 posts]
29th August 2013 - 13:35

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suddenly mollema is a sprinter? what is that boy on?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7028 posts]
29th August 2013 - 13:48

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Dave Atkinson wrote:
suddenly mollema is a sprinter? what is that boy on?

It was my fault, I dropped him and he immediately got motivated enough to go for everything.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
29th August 2013 - 13:52

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Dave Atkinson wrote:
suddenly mollema is a sprinter? what is that boy on?

I'm pretty sure he has half an eye on the points jersey...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1353 posts]
29th August 2013 - 14:00

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I made one change again, hopefully Markus will be last home again! Then I'll drop him ready for Saturday. Quite enjoying having all these transfers banked - not my usual tactic but might try it again sometime!

Valverde
Farrar
Matthews
Richeze (in for Spartacus)
Ratto
Roux
Meersman
EBH
Markus

So that's 7 of yesterday's top nine, plus a few GC points for Valverde, and 4 transfers carrying over. A bad day today would totally scupper all my plans...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1353 posts]
29th August 2013 - 14:04

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Everyone's teams look fairly similar. The restrictive points that we experienced during the tdf seems to have gone full circle and you can pick virtually anyone you want. Makes it easier to pay though...

posted by Tom Amos [201 posts]
29th August 2013 - 14:14

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my team which is slightly different

Alejandro Valverde
Gianni Meersman
Rigoberto Uran Uran
Barry Markus
Greg Henderson
Nicolas Roche
Tyler Farrar
Rinaldo Nocentini
Edvald Boasson Hagen

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2425 posts]
29th August 2013 - 14:22

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Rider values and budgets have little to no affect on how different everyone's teams are. Everyone knows who's sprinting at this point so everyone's picked them. If rider values were twice what they are now or the budget lower than 150 we'd all still have similar teams, just made up of less out and out sprinters.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
29th August 2013 - 14:26

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I have had a TERRIBLE Vuelta thus far. Not just scoring badly, but trading out people who subsequently score highly.

Wrangling with a new baby at the moment so not actually been able to catch any of the racing. The results suggest it's been fairly bonkers up to now.

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posted by Ghedebrav [802 posts]
29th August 2013 - 15:29

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Nibali
Meersman
EBH
Farrar
Stybar (What are you doing still in my team, didnt see u this morning)
Matthews
Markus
Arndt
Richeze

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posted by backflipbedlem [556 posts]
29th August 2013 - 15:40

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OMG! Tony Martin u legend, so unlucky, pipped 10 meters from the line after leading for so long!

Hey Flecha! nice to see u do well today, after you so eagerly left my team this morning!

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posted by backflipbedlem [556 posts]
29th August 2013 - 16:12

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1. MORKOV, Michael
2. RICHEZE, Maximiliano Ariel
3. CANCELLARA, Fabian
4. FARRAR, Tyler
5. FLECHA, Juan Antonio
6. MATTHEWS, Michael
7. MARTIN, Tony
8. MEERSMAN, Gianni
9. GILBERT, Philippe
10. BROWN, Graeme
11. PETIT, Adrien
12. LASCA, Francesco
13. BOASSON HAGEN, Edvald
14. BOIVIN, Guillaume
15. SINKELDAM, Ramon
16. SCHORN, Daniel
17. SOUPE, Geoffrey
18. HENDERSON, Gregory
19. PAOLINI, Luca
20. TANNER, David

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
29th August 2013 - 16:13

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2,6,8 & 13, not how I expected today to end. Never thought of Morkov as a sprinter but to be fair to him, he has got a track background.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
29th August 2013 - 16:15

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4,8,13,18 the usual gc points etc etc

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2425 posts]
29th August 2013 - 16:46

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A little better than usual today then. Still waiting for that stage win, but can't be that disappointed with 2,4,5,6,8,13 (plus Zubeldia and Nibali points). In fact, I was only a Rinaldo Nocentini away from a Full House badge.

I didn't even realise Morkov (or Mor-koo) was riding this Vuelta; a shame or I might've popped him in my Purist.

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posted by Ghedebrav [802 posts]
29th August 2013 - 17:04

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Incidentally, just checked out tomorrow's stage profile: I had 7 filed away as 'flattest of flat' but even that ends on an incline! No wonder all the proper sprinters have stayed away.

(I wonder if the parcours was secretly designed by Tyler Farrar's agent... keep the top-tier guys away so Tyler can hoover up some World Tour points)

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posted by Ghedebrav [802 posts]
29th August 2013 - 17:08

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2,4,6,8,13

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posted by backflipbedlem [556 posts]
29th August 2013 - 17:17

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Dave Atkinson wrote:
suddenly mollema is a sprinter? what is that boy on?

Dave it might have something to do with the 1sec time bonus he got from the int sprint Thinking

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1404 posts]
29th August 2013 - 18:38

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wow green arrows again for me Big Grin

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1404 posts]
29th August 2013 - 18:40

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Woo got my 10k badge! That was the last badge I needed for the full set! Get in!
Now what do I aim for?

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posted by backflipbedlem [556 posts]
29th August 2013 - 18:59

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Bug ? Or what ? Nerd
My team for stage 6 is :
Alejandro Valverde (MOV)
Gianni Meersman (OPQ)
Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
Michael Matthews (GRE)
Christopher Horner (RSN)
Tyler Farrar (GRM)
Nicolas Roche (SAX)
Kristof Vandewalle (OPQ)
Adrien Petit (COF)

And i got 45 points with ... this team which was my my team for stage 5

Alejandro Valverde
Joaquin Rodriguez
Vicenzo Nibali
Georg Preidler
Christopher Horner
Pieter Serry
Nicolas Roche
Kristof Vandewalle
Luis Leon Sanchez

Thanks to clarify

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posted by yland [16 posts]
30th August 2013 - 8:46

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Poor Tony Martin.
What an effort you will be remembered for that as much as any World Championship.

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posted by behemothprocycling [31 posts]
30th August 2013 - 21:28

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As i said before : points missing

78 points missing !!!! What's your explanation ? D Oh

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posted by yland [16 posts]
31st August 2013 - 6:51

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Dave Atkinson wrote:
suddenly mollema is a sprinter? what is that boy on?

chrisdstripes wrote:
I'm pretty sure he has half an eye on the points jersey...

livestrongnick wrote:
Dave it might have something to do with the 1sec time bonus he got from the int sprint Thinking

Both make sense... I reckon he does want to move up, but he also did take the Points Jersey from Purito in the 2011 Vuelta with this fine sprint on the last day in Madrid:

1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 2:20:59
2 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek
3 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
4 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad
5 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team
6 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil
7 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling
8 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano
9 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
10 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto

posted by mindy [6 posts]
31st August 2013 - 7:19

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yland wrote:
As i said before : points missing

78 points missing !!!! What's your explanation ? D Oh

check your transfer time, probably made after the deadline

posted by rcorbin [186 posts]
31st August 2013 - 8:38

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there you go

Vuelta a Espana stage 7 Standard Aug 30, 10:45 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze Kristof Vandewalle
Vuelta a Espana stage 7 Standard Aug 29, 11:08 Adrien Petit Luis Leon Sanchez
Vuelta a Espana stage 7 Standard Aug 29, 11:08 Tyler Farrar Pieter Serry
Vuelta a Espana stage 7 Standard Aug 29, 11:08 Michael Matthews Georg Preidler
Vuelta a Espana stage 7 Standard Aug 29, 11:08 Gianni Meersman Joaquin Rodriguez
Vuelta a Espana stage 5 Standard Aug 28, 09:50 Georg Preidler Adrien Petit

deadline was 11 a clock for stage 6

posted by rcorbin [186 posts]
31st August 2013 - 8:41

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