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Back to the mountains! summit finishes are defo my favourite!
30 point hit today, hopefully be worth it!

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Managed to get back to a climby team and still have 3 transfers left over.....will try and bank as many as possible for the ITT

Valverde
Roche
Majka
Zubeldia
Horner
Nibali
Moreno(D)
Txurruka
Santaromita

Now I'm off to get some throat linctus for whoever that co-commentator is on ITV4

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memories of meseeuw [32 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Managed to get back to a climby team and still have 3 transfers left over.....will try and bank as many as possible for the ITT

Valverde
Roche
Majka
Zubeldia
Horner
Nibali
Moreno(D)
Txurruka
Santaromita

Now I'm off to get some throat linctus for whoever that co-commentator is on ITV4

And yet still some people insist that unlimited banked transfers for premium players offers no advantage and the playing field is still level  3

It's the 30 point hit for standard players for me and taking my chances on the TT as per usual. Still, not complaining, just not deluding myself.

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 2 years ago
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Dan Martin (GRS) is a DNS after yesterday's crash.

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 2 years ago
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There have been a number of escape attempts but Astana don't seem to want to let anybody go.
All together after 25km

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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I needed the last 2 days to be more standard sprint stages really - as it was I didn't gain much of an advantage over people who kept more GC guys in. (In fact, thats exactly what happened in the TDF - I should probably have learnt from that...)

Anyway, used all my transfers this morning (7) to get the below - boring but hopefully effective. Being able to bank transfers is DEFINITELY an advantage in races like this (and well worth the tenner) but I've abjectly failed to take advantage so far  3

Valverde
Nibali
Roche
Moreno
Horner
Pozzovivo
Konig
Basso
Zubeldia

2 probable transfers lined up for tomorrow (no prizes for guessing one of them)...

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 2 years ago
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Cataldo, De Weert, Gastauer, Ferri, De Greef, Azanza, Howes, Huzarski, Hupond, Meier, Busche, Nerz, Piedra and Intxausti
Have a lead of 1.55

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 2 years ago
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I've gone with the big guns.

Nibali
JRod
Valverde
Horner
Roche
Basso
Zubeldia
Arroyo
Lasca

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Wig_Billy wrote:

I've gone with the big guns.

Nibali
JRod
Valverde
Horner
Roche
Basso
Zubeldia
Arroyo
Lasca

I keep hearing that the long consistent uphill drag is ideal for Basso.....hope not  45

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 2 years ago
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Gap now up to 3.00

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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I made 5 changes and still have 5 transfers left  24

Also managed 2 in the break...  35

Alejandro Valverde
Rigoberto Uran Uran
Carlos Alberto Betancur
Daniel Moreno
Domenico Pozzovivo
Rafal Majka
Jorge Azanza
Haimar Zubeldia
Francis De Greef

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 2 years ago
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Sprint 1
1 Busche
2 Anzanza
3 Nerz

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 2 years ago
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Sprint 2
1 Piedra
2 Hupond
3 Nerz

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 2 years ago
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Not so good for my team, now Ive seen Chris has 1,2,3,5  20

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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1 Leopold KONIG CZE TNE 26 4:09:46
2 Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ ESP KAT 32 +1
3 Nicolas ROCHE IRL TST 29 +5
4 Thibaut PINOT FRA FDJ 23 +5
5 Ivan BASSO ITA CAN 36 +5
6 Bart DE CLERCQ BEL LTB 27 +8
7 Igor ANTON HERNANDEZ ESP EUS 30 +13
8 Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE ESP MOV 33 +19
9 Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER ESP KAT 34 +19
10 Rigoberto URAN URAN COL SKY 26 +23
11 Christopher HORNER USA RLT 42 +23
12 Rafal MAJKA POL TST 24 +23
13 Domenico POZZOVIVO ITA ALM 31 +23
14 Haimar ZUBELDIA AGIRRE ESP RLT 36 +23
15 Sergio Luis HENAO MONTOYA COL SKY 26 +27
16 Vincenzo NIBALI ITA AST 29 +27
17 Warren BARGUIL FRA ARG 22 +31
18 Ivan SANTAROMITA ITA BMC 29 +40
19 Yohan BAGOT FRA COF 26 +40
20 David ARROYO DURAN ESP CJR 33 +40

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Nibali slips to fourth on GC

1 Nicolas ROCHE Ireland TST 29 31:39:30
2 Christopher HORNER United States RLT 42 +17
3 Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ Spain KAT 32 +17
4 Vincenzo NIBALI Italy AST 29 +18
5 Leopold KONIG Czech Republic TNE 26 +29
6 Haimar ZUBELDIA AGIRRE Spain RLT 36 +30
7 Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE Spain MOV 33 +31
8 Rigoberto URAN URAN Colombia SKY 26 +42
9 Rafal MAJKA Poland TST 24 +52
10 Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Spain KAT 34 +1:03

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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3,5,8,10,11,14 knew i should of picked a netapp rider!  40

Nice of belkin to not show up  41

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 2 years ago
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I guess 2,3,5,8,10,13,14 will be solid, my only non-scorer will be LL Sanchez. In hindsight going Konig over Uran and keeping Horner like Chris did would have been the best combo. So he could win the stage in my opinion.

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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1,2,4,5,6,7,9 for me plus wherever mollema finished  36

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Its going to be confusing with jersey's tomorrow, Will Konig be in the mountains and Horner in the Allround??

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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chiv30 wrote:

1,2,4,5,6,7,9 for me plus wherever mollema finished  36

Mollema came home in 35th...no full house for you, but I guess you will get the stage win

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Hmmmm, I don't know where Chiv is, but 7 stage winners today

1 Scorekeeper scorekeeper 226
1= Gmancervelo Gmancervelo 226
1= bretagne s�ch� yann le coz 226
1= BMC (Bald Manc C___) Racing bradders1980 226
1= cherrypicked cherrypicked 226
1= The Pigeons chrisdstripes 226
1= Radio Bank guinunes 226

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 2 years ago
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Fluked a full house, thanks to Edet and Arndt  24

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TERatcliffe26 [4621 posts] 2 years ago
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Thats because this is the team I believe Chiv had: 1,3,8,11,12,14  17 39

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Chiv also had Martin who didn't start and Mollema who didn't score  3

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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Yes my mistake I transferred nibbles in after the deadline , mollema didn't score and Martin didn't start

I'm sure I had roche, konig , majka, zubeldia, Horner , valverde

Not so  36 now  2

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johnny2names [198 posts] 2 years ago
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And I thought I'd done well! Still 180 points inc 20 penalty points, podium +'full house badges, not too bad!
Onwards and upwards...

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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WOOP! Joint first on the stage, second stage win (i'm calling it that) of the month. First full house for aaaages (I think). Didn't see it - was commentating on Cambridge Utd v Tamworth for Community radio! (Now thats harder than it looks...)

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debbieg [68 posts] 2 years ago
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Well done Chris, I had a good day too - just a Konig away from a win  20 but I'm now up to 4th in East Anglia although only by a narrow 2 points, so you don't need to look over your shoulder quite yet !

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chrisdstripes [1726 posts] 2 years ago
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debbieg wrote:

Well done Chris, I had a good day too - just a Konig away from a win  20 but I'm now up to 4th in East Anglia although only by a narrow 2 points, so you don't need to look over your shoulder quite yet !

Well last year we were battling it out for around 10th in East Anglia and this time we're 3rd and 4th, so definitely improving! We need to gang up on that pesky Steve Marks character tho'...

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cherrypicked [168 posts] 2 years ago
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Do we get a stage podium badge for seven equal firsts? Is there seven tools for one each, or are the folks at Halfords generous enough to fork out one each? I quite had my eyes on one of these....

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