Vuelta - Stage 13

by backflipbedlem   September 6, 2013  

So was gonna keep my team as is, saving transfers for tomorrow, but after checking out todays profile a bit closer, i've had a bit of a rethink and swapped out 2

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Gilbert (for Horner)
Flecha (for Farrar)
Meersman
Richeze
Matthews
Valverde
Nibali
Roche
Basso

Will keep the last four for tomorrow and probably stick in three penalty transfers.

Want Rodriguez back in but not sure if he's worth either an extra transfer to swap with Valverde or whether he's worth having at the expense of Horner/Pozzovivo or some other mid-value climbers.

Edit: Had a quick look at transfers for tomorrow, which would you have:

Valverde, Rodriguez, Elissonde, Arroyo (or other under 4 credit rider)
Valverde, Pozzovivo, Pinot, Moreno

leaning towards the latter although I suspect J-Rod may do more in the final week than Valverde depending on who's targetting the Worlds.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
6th September 2013 - 13:26

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Valverde
Roche
Nibali
Basso
Horner
Pozzovivo
LuluSanchez
EBH
Gilbert

3 transfers tomorrow to get the bottom three out.

posted by ray silvester [1522 posts]
6th September 2013 - 14:05

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Alto del Collet (cat3) mountain result:

1. Diego Ulissi
2. Nicolas Edet
3. Luis Leon Sanchez

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1410 posts]
6th September 2013 - 14:20

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Valverde
Horner
Nibali
Roche
Basso
Spartacus
Matthews
Richeze
Edet (for farrar)

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1410 posts]
6th September 2013 - 14:23

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These 6 out front
Situation

Break
Bauke Mollema Belkin Procycling Team
Iker Camano Ortuzar Team NetApp - Endura
Rinaldo Nocentini AG2R La Mondiale
Egoi Martinez De Esteban Euskaltel Euskadi
Amets Txurruka Caja Rural
Warren Barguil Team Argos-Shimano

but 12 more un-named riders have joined on

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1410 posts]
6th September 2013 - 14:26

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Good sized break has three minutes on the peloton:

Rinaldo Nocentini, Mikael Cherel (Ag2r-La Mondiale)
Warren Barguil (Argos-Shimano)
Bauke Mollema (Belkin)
Ivan Santaromita (BMC)
Antonio Piedra, Amets Txurruka (Caja Rural)
Jerome Coppel (Cofidis)
Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida)
Jelle Vanendert (Lotto-Belisol)
Beñat Intxausti (Movistar)
Iker Camano (NetApp-Endura)
Gianni Meersman, Serge Pauwels (Omega Pharma-QuickStep)
Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge)
Xabier Zandio (Sky)
Tomasz Marczynski (Vacansoleil-DCM)

Some strong riders in there and good climbers, if they can push the break up towards 8-10 minutes I could see this sticking.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
6th September 2013 - 14:55

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Just one man from my team in this sticky-looking break (Meersman).

What's the Spanish for 'jour sans'?

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posted by Ghedebrav [820 posts]
6th September 2013 - 14:57

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Cat 1
1 Scarponi 10pts
2 Txurruka 6
3 Martinez 4
4 Nocentini 2
5 Barguil 1

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posted by Philip Unwin [714 posts]
6th September 2013 - 15:34

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Sprint 1 was
1 Kiryienka
2 Txurruka
3 Meersman

A few have left
DNS
Reynes (LTB)
Lander (BMC)
Abandon
Ten Dam (BEL)
Lastras (MOV)
De La Cruz (TNE)
Mangel (FDJ)
also unconfirmed Soupe

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posted by Philip Unwin [714 posts]
6th September 2013 - 15:52

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Clement (BEL) has also abandoned

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posted by Philip Unwin [714 posts]
6th September 2013 - 15:58

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Sprint 2
1 Scarponi
2 Nocentini
3 Intxausti

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posted by Philip Unwin [714 posts]
6th September 2013 - 16:00

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Sounds it'll go to the break but with Meersman dropped I have no-one in the remaining ten man breakaway. Seriously annoyed because I'd ear-marked Scarponi and Txurruka for tomorrow...

Remaining break is:

Bauke Mollema - Belkin Procycling Team
Amets Txurruka - Caja Rural
Warren Barguil - Team Argos-Shimano
Xabier Zandio Echaide - Sky Procycling
Ivan Santaromita - BMC Racing Team
Jérôme Coppel - Cofidis, Solutions Credits
Rinaldo Nocentini - AG2R La Mondiale
Michele Scarponi - Lampre-Merida
Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga - Movistar Team
Egoi Martinez De Esteban - Euskaltel Euskadi

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
6th September 2013 - 16:16

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Scarponi has won the most combative

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posted by Philip Unwin [714 posts]
6th September 2013 - 16:22

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Barguil wins... didn't see that one coming.

posted by chokofingrz [194 posts]
6th September 2013 - 16:29

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
stevemarks wrote:
messed up my transfers too Rolling On The Floor Rolling On The Floor Rolling On The Floor

bought in moreno and Pozzovivo a day early then notived pozz lost more than two minutes yeasterday.

Going backwards at warp speed.....knew I should have stayed in Spain.

Day Dreaming

Pozz was only 2 minutes down as he had a flat tyre in the last 5km, he didn't loose any actual time. as the 3km cut off was extended to 5km for yesterdays stage

Thanks I didn't know that, I don't feel quite as stupid now.... D Oh

posted by stevemarks [337 posts]
6th September 2013 - 16:32

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12,14,16,17,20 for me Thinking

posted by chiv30 [599 posts]
6th September 2013 - 16:38

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1. BARGUIL, Warren
2. NOCENTINI, Rinaldo
3. MOLLEMA, Bauke
4. SANTAROMITA, Ivan
5. ZANDIO, Xabier
6. TXURRUKA, Amets
7. SCARPONI, Michele
8. MARTÍNEZ, Egoi
9. COPPEL, Jerome
10. INTXAUSTI, Beñat
11. ULISSI, Diego
12. GILBERT, Philippe
13. VANENDERT, Dennis
14. VALVERDE, Alejandro
15. MORENO, Daniel
16. BASSO, Ivan
17. ROCHE, Nicolas
18. RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin
19. FLECHA, Juan Antonio
20. NIBALI, Vincenzo

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
6th September 2013 - 16:41

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12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20 plus GC and other points

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
6th September 2013 - 16:42

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14,16,17,19,20 - mere crumbs! Crying

Flecha in 19th - thought he might make a go of it, Sitges is as close to a hometown as he has in Spain.

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posted by Ghedebrav [820 posts]
6th September 2013 - 16:45

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I had thought today was a break away chance and I had some inside information, so took Christian Meier in....but I didn't see where he dropped back Sick

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posted by Gkam84 [8181 posts]
6th September 2013 - 16:54

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Our winner today was

1 Team Lucas lucas 145

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posted by Gkam84 [8181 posts]
6th September 2013 - 17:27

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Good for me - no-one in the break but had a mainly GC team so didn't drop back that much. Txurruka in the purists.

Made my transfers for tomorrow - tried to play safe but I can never resist picking for the break on a day like tomorrow!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1359 posts]
6th September 2013 - 17:31

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well pretty dissapointing, 50 points

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posted by backflipbedlem [564 posts]
6th September 2013 - 18:18

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chrisdstripes wrote:
Good for me - no-one in the break but had a mainly GC team so didn't drop back that much. Txurruka in the purists.

Made my transfers for tomorrow - tried to play safe but I can never resist picking for the break on a day like tomorrow!

Same for me, gonna lay it safeish tomorrow, as I think Txurruka will go again on Sunday, so will bring him in for then

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3510 posts]
6th September 2013 - 20:31

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
Good for me - no-one in the break but had a mainly GC team so didn't drop back that much. Txurruka in the purists.

Made my transfers for tomorrow - tried to play safe but I can never resist picking for the break on a day like tomorrow!

Same for me, gonna lay it safeish tomorrow, as I think Txurruka will go again on Sunday, so will bring him in for then

9 climbers, two from a certain team in the news recently!! Plus, amazingly, 2 free transfers.
Had Gilbert today plus 6 GC including the big scorers. Glad Txurruka didn't do too great, don't want Chris catching up my purist team Wink

posted by Alan Tullett [1296 posts]
6th September 2013 - 21:38

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Completely throwing caution to the wind, making some bold transfers (including three penalties) so fingers crossed it pays off. I've omitted a couple of obvious choices so hoping that doesn't come back to bite me in the ass.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
6th September 2013 - 22:50

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drheaton wrote:
Completely throwing caution to the wind, making some bold transfers (including three penalties) so fingers crossed it pays off. I've omitted a couple of obvious choices so hoping that doesn't come back to bite me in the ass.

I reckon the next few days will be GC but some people may stay away in a break, although probably not as many as today. Who they'll be is anyone's guess though as the mountain point table doesn't give you any help. Gone mainly GC tomorrow and then we'll see. I have a few spare transfers so could go on instinct for a couple of riders.

posted by Alan Tullett [1296 posts]
6th September 2013 - 23:00

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I have 7 of the top 9 on GC plus an Eusky and a Caja, with one transfer left over. Thinking today will be a GC day, but still plenty of KOM points up for grabs - and keep remembering that stage with De Gendt and Cataldo last year, not to mention Piedra's epic ride. Expecting those kind of stages to wait until next week though...

Purists need Capecchi and Txurruka to score 100 points more than Lulu Sanchez and Pozzovivo - tough ask!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1359 posts]
7th September 2013 - 9:10

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I dont like taking penalties, but could get a full house I reckon today if fabian cancellara scores....so lets see a chris horner win. Hot tip. Luke Rowe might be targetting this stage.

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Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1154 posts]
7th September 2013 - 9:25

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JAndrewHill wrote:
I dont like taking penalties, but could get a full house I reckon today if fabian cancellara scores....so lets see a chris horner win. Hot tip. Luke Rowe might be targetting this stage.

If Luke Rowe wins this stage I will pay premium for `Enrique` for life...Its just not going to happen... Silly

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [430 posts]
7th September 2013 - 11:19

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