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

Valverde
Roche
Horner
Matthews
Meersman
Richeze
Bole
Farrar  31
EBH

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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One change for me, dropped Henao, brought in Richeze. Very nearly brought in Farrar for Nibali/Horner but figured the 10 guaranteed points for Nibali/Horner plus the saved transfers meant that it wasn't worth it.

Nibali
Horner
Meersman (although I suspect Fenn may sprint for OPQS)
Matthews (although I suspect Howard may sprint for Orica)
EBH
Markus
Van Rensburg
Richeze
Roux

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TERatcliffe26 [4612 posts] 2 years ago
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Playing safe again  39

Valverde
Nibali
Horner
Moreno
Zubeldia
Meersman
Ratto
Matthews
Richeze

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Valverde
Nibali
Horner
Roche
Zubeldia
Howard
Markus
Farrar
Meersman

5 transfers available for tomorrow

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Tony Martin out on his own 3mins 30 secs+ after 15km

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dave atkinson [6214 posts] 2 years ago
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Come on barry, off the back again  19

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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1st intermediate

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

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dave atkinson [6214 posts] 2 years ago
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suddenly mollema is a sprinter? what is that boy on?

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 2 years ago
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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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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 2 years ago
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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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Tom Amos [236 posts] 2 years ago
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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...

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AWPeleton [3294 posts] 2 years ago
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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

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 2 years ago
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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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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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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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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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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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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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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

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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AWPeleton [3294 posts] 2 years ago
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4,8,13,18 the usual gc points etc etc

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 2 years ago
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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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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 2 years ago
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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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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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2,4,6,8,13

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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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  39

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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wow green arrows again for me  4

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backflipbedlem [1197 posts] 2 years ago
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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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yland [15 posts] 2 years ago
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Bug ? Or what ?  26
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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behemothprocycling [43 posts] 2 years ago
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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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yland [15 posts] 2 years ago
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As i said before : points missing

78 points missing !!!! What's your explanation ?  40

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mindy [6 posts] 2 years ago
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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  39

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

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rcorbin [212 posts] 2 years ago
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yland wrote:

As i said before : points missing

78 points missing !!!! What's your explanation ?  40

check your transfer time, probably made after the deadline

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