Vuelta Stage 12

by drheaton   September 5, 2013  

Looks like another Vuelta 'sprint stage'.  Basically pretty flat with a technical finish (including a slight rise) at the end.

I've brought in four for today, Meersman, Matthews, Richeze and Farrar (breaking fantasy cycling rule #2) and I used my spare transfer to swap Rodriguez for Valverde in the hope that he tries to pick up the points jersey for a few days.

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Ive gone for it today, wasn't going to but did

Valverde
Nibali
Roche
Basso
Meersman
EBH
Matthews
Richeze
Petit

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3893 posts]
5th September 2013 - 12:17

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Gambling on today not being a straightforward sprint.

Valverde
Roche
Moreno
Horner
LL Sanchez
Cancellara
Gilbert
Stybar
EBH

posted by Wig_Billy [575 posts]
5th September 2013 - 12:37

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confirmado el abandono de Marco Pinotti (57)

Pinotti DNS today.

posted by simon F [990 posts]
5th September 2013 - 12:40

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So we go pretty much opposite Wig, I think im gonna be wrong again then! Hope not as alls i seem to have been is wrong with red arrows!

Gonna need penalties after today, my problem is that I think Moreno will win tomorrow (unless my wildcard goes for it) but is gonna be nowhere after that, and I don't wanna make loads of penalties Thinking

I may even leave EBH in for tomorrow as the Cat 1 is a fair way from the finish and with tough stages to come after that can't see much attacking on it Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3893 posts]
5th September 2013 - 12:41

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Spartacus
Matthews
Richeze
Farrar Sick
Nibali
Valverde
Roche
Basso
Horner

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1785 posts]
5th September 2013 - 13:00

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
So we go pretty much opposite Wig, I think im gonna be wrong again then! Hope not as alls i seem to have been is wrong with red arrows!

Gonna need penalties after today, my problem is that I think Moreno will win tomorrow (unless my wildcard goes for it) but is gonna be nowhere after that, and I don't wanna make loads of penalties Thinking

I may even leave EBH in for tomorrow as the Cat 1 is a fair way from the finish and with tough stages to come after that can't see much attacking on it Thinking

I think tomorrow is quite a good stage for EBH. He doesn't seem to be in top shape, but I still think he'll do something.

posted by Wig_Billy [575 posts]
5th September 2013 - 13:01

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No Soupe for dinner. He's abandoned.

posted by simon F [990 posts]
5th September 2013 - 16:11

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Got Matthews, Stybar and Gilbert for today + GC.

Similar to Wig Billy.

posted by Alan Tullett [1439 posts]
5th September 2013 - 16:37

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Wig_Billy wrote:
Gambling on today not being a straightforward sprint.

Valverde
Roche
Moreno
Horner
LL Sanchez
Cancellara
Gilbert
Stybar
EBH


Are you dr who, always picking the winner mr wig? Do you have a tardis.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1225 posts]
5th September 2013 - 16:47

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Gilbert wins! Matthews blew it and Stybar nowhere!

posted by Alan Tullett [1439 posts]
5th September 2013 - 16:47

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Not sure what to make of that - 1,2 but nothing else. Thinking Oh, and Lasca finally got some decent points for my purist team.

JAndrewHill wrote:
Are you dr who, always picking the winner mr wig? Do you have a tardis.

Wink

posted by Wig_Billy [575 posts]
5th September 2013 - 17:00

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I think that's Gilbert's first win in the rainbow jersey, no?

Poor stage for me, only vague highlight being 10th place for Dempster, who I picked on a whim.

Funny old stage tomorrow. Might just write it off and save the transfers for the mountains.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
5th September 2013 - 17:03

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Poor day for me, that knocks me right out of it and possibly dropping a good few places in the Forum Scorum too. 3, 5 and 16 and that's it.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
5th September 2013 - 17:03

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As always thought about Gilbert, but after bringing him in so many times, only for disappointment, I made it my rule not to bring him in! Doh!

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posted by backflipbedlem [695 posts]
5th September 2013 - 17:04

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3 winners today

1 Berties allsorts blowndes 157
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1= Team El Flaco flaco 157

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
5th September 2013 - 17:57

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I didnt get it completely wrong at least, 2,3,5,11 was better than most with 14th on stage

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3893 posts]
5th September 2013 - 20:42

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