TOB Stage 2 - Flat?

by lord of starkness   September 16, 2013  

I can't help smiling when reading that today's stage is described as FLAT! -- Amongst other things it climbs one of the steepest passes in the Lake district (over 20%), there's another good long climb - Chestnut Hill - out of Keswick, Dunmail Raise is uncategorised, and it finishes up a nasty steep climb in Kendal. I know Cav has won on that finish before, however that day the stage was a much more benign affair.

There's gonna be fun and games today.

43 user comments

Latest 30 commentsNewest firstBest ratedAll

Visconti has abandoned

So has Hunter and a couple of others after a crash

on another note, Matt Stephens is saying the finish ramp is 10%, so someones maths is out somewhere Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3860 posts]
16th September 2013 - 12:52

like this
Like (3)
Mikeh789's picture

posted by Mikeh789 [139 posts]
16th September 2013 - 12:59

like this
Like (1)

TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Visconti has abandoned

Bah!

backflipbedlem's picture

posted by backflipbedlem [681 posts]
16th September 2013 - 13:08

like this
Like (1)

TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Visconti has abandoned

So has Hunter and a couple of others after a crash

on another note, Matt Stephens is saying the finish ramp is 10%, so someones maths is out somewhere Thinking

It's all about the average, I took mine from the lowest point 1km out to the finish line so this averages 4%. If you discount the 'flat' finish you get a shorter steeper section.

Without seeing the roads, I guess it's hard to predict.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th September 2013 - 13:55

like this
Like (2)

25% Bloody Hell, thats a killer!

backflipbedlem's picture

posted by backflipbedlem [681 posts]
16th September 2013 - 14:24

like this
Like (2)

All together at 12km to go, Cavendish and Viviani still in the main field, Wiggins/Dowsett up there too, could be between them for the race lead tomorrow.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th September 2013 - 15:44

like this
Like (2)

Ciolek takes the stage.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th September 2013 - 16:02

like this
Like (2)

Bugger!! Took Ciolek out this morning!

backflipbedlem's picture

posted by backflipbedlem [681 posts]
16th September 2013 - 16:03

like this
Like (2)

Wow, I thought I'd blown it for the ToB, but I have Ciolek, Lofqvist and Simon Yates in both teams (1,3,4) plus brought Golas in for standard this morning (5th). Back in the game!
Darn - had both Yates in purist but the wrong one in standard after all. And I think I saw on Twitter earlier that Adam withdrew, although I can't find it now...

chrisdstripes's picture

posted by chrisdstripes [1579 posts]
16th September 2013 - 16:49

like this
Like (5)

chrisdstripes wrote:
Wow, I thought I'd blown it for the ToB, but I have Ciolek, Lofqvist and Simon Yates in both teams (1,3,4) plus brought Golas in for standard this morning (5th). Back in the game!
Darn - had both Yates in purist but the wrong one in standard after all. And I think I saw on Twitter earlier that Adam withdrew, although I can't find it now...

yes he did withdraw chris!

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

livestrongnick's picture

posted by livestrongnick [1761 posts]
16th September 2013 - 17:07

like this
Like (2)

gees like getting blood out of a stone getting the full results! Angry

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

livestrongnick's picture

posted by livestrongnick [1761 posts]
16th September 2013 - 17:10

like this
Like (4)

I think after my strong stage 1 I've had a mare today , as far as I know it's only ciolek and house who have scored for me and I'm not sure on house Confused

posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
16th September 2013 - 17:10

like this
Like (1)

livestrongnick wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
And I think I saw on Twitter earlier that Adam withdrew, although I can't find it now...

yes he did withdraw chris!


Thats a shame, was looking forward to seeing him race. Good to see Simon up there though - they were both mighty impressive in the l'Avenir. Might be a penalty transfer looming for tomorrow, after all my good intentions to try to save transfers!

chrisdstripes's picture

posted by chrisdstripes [1579 posts]
16th September 2013 - 17:21

like this
Like (3)

confused now Surprise Adam Yates listed as finishing todays stage 102nd 30mins down? Thinking

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

livestrongnick's picture

posted by livestrongnick [1761 posts]
16th September 2013 - 17:56

like this
Like (2)

1,4,16,18

Good finish today, really enjoyed watching the race. So weird watching a guy like Quintana racing through Ambleside!

Ghedebrav's picture

posted by Ghedebrav [1073 posts]
16th September 2013 - 18:36

like this
Like (2)

Ghedebrav wrote:
1,4,16,18

Good finish today, really enjoyed watching the race. So weird watching a guy like Quintana racing through Ambleside!

Yeah it was a real treat seeing one of the up and coming superstars in Britain racing through the wind and rain, lets hope it attracts more for next year.

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

stumps's picture

posted by stumps [2697 posts]
16th September 2013 - 19:01

like this
Like (3)

According to the Team Sky website Haas DNF but he is still shown as present on my team - any ideas if he did or didnt finish ?

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

stumps's picture

posted by stumps [2697 posts]
16th September 2013 - 19:06

like this
Like (2)

102 Adam YATES GBR GBR 21 +30:26
103 Nicola BOEM ITA BAR 24 +34:17
104 Jonathan MOULD GBR UKY 22 +36:00

Clearly didn't withdraw

Here's who didn't finish

DNF Dominic JELFS IRL MGT 23
DNF Daniel BARRY NZL NGR 25
DNF Hugh CARTHY GBR RCJ 19
DNF Jérémie GALLAND FRA SOJ 30
DNF Giovanni VISCONTI ITA MOV 30
DNF John MURPHY USA UHC 29
DNF Andreas STAUFF GER MTN 26
DNF Ferekalsi DEBESAY ABRHA ERI MTN 30
DNF Nathan HAAS AUS GRS 24
DNF Robert HUNTER RSA GRS 36

Gkam84's picture

posted by Gkam84 [8789 posts]
16th September 2013 - 19:29

like this
Like (2)

Not having Ciolek 2 days running has ruined me! Gutted as had him initially but binned him to make space for a bunch of tossers like haussler and Visconti for today Smile
More fiddling required for tomorrow one feels

johnny2names's picture

posted by johnny2names [199 posts]
16th September 2013 - 21:39

like this
Like (3)

livestrongnick wrote:
gees like getting blood out of a stone getting the full results! Angry

Yeah, they're taking hours! Got used to seeing the Vuelta results up in 20 minutes... I'm itching to see the game results but the site is still updating... It seems like it's taking a long time today...

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1683 posts]
16th September 2013 - 22:00

like this
Like (2)

I've had full results for hours....

Gkam84's picture

posted by Gkam84 [8789 posts]
16th September 2013 - 22:00

like this
Like (0)

Gkam84 wrote:
I've had full results for hours....

Then why is it taking so long to get the game results up? I take it you're not doing the game updates for this competition, then? Or is there some updating of something major going on? Just wondering. Usually scores are up a lot faster than today.

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1683 posts]
16th September 2013 - 22:18

like this
Like (1)

the results have been updating for ages... i need to leave soon if i am to catch ned and the elephants in the safari park. Laughing

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

...

JAndrewHill's picture

posted by JAndrewHill [1219 posts]
16th September 2013 - 22:25

like this
Like (1)

enrique wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
I've had full results for hours....

Then why is it taking so long to get the game results up? I take it you're not doing the game updates for this competition, then? Or is there some updating of something major going on? Just wondering. Usually scores are up a lot faster than today.

Because Dave has other things to do?

Ive only just got in from work so some races I do wouldn't be updating until now

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3860 posts]
16th September 2013 - 22:25

like this
Like (1)

enrique wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
I've had full results for hours....

Then why is it taking so long to get the game results up? I take it you're not doing the game updates for this competition, then? Or is there some updating of something major going on? Just wondering. Usually scores are up a lot faster than today.

If it's annoying enrique so much don't rush... ; )

posted by northstar [1099 posts]
16th September 2013 - 22:30

like this
Like (2)

TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Because Dave has other things to do?

JAndrewHill wrote:
the results have been updating for ages...

Yeah, that's what I meant... Not that it's taken so long but that it was saying it was updating for such a long time... But now it's up! Thank you! Smile

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1683 posts]
16th September 2013 - 22:38

like this
Like (1)

enrique wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
I've had full results for hours....

Then why is it taking so long to get the game results up? I take it you're not doing the game updates for this competition, then? Or is there some updating of something major going on? Just wondering. Usually scores are up a lot faster than today.

it got stuck for some reason, had to re-run it

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7302 posts]
16th September 2013 - 22:53

like this
Like (1)

Ah, I thought you meant just the results, I didn't know you meant the scores.

I don't know when they got done, I took out the riders who DNF a few hours ago, La Vuelta was just quickly done because I currently dont do anything else, so have all the time in the world to put up scores.

Dave works extra hard and long hours. Give him some slack Party

Gkam84's picture

posted by Gkam84 [8789 posts]
16th September 2013 - 22:53

like this
Like (1)

also on stage 1 they revised the gc after we ran the stage update and i had to do it again, so i waited a bit longet tonight.

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7302 posts]
16th September 2013 - 22:58

like this
Like (1)

STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
Having spent many hours riding around the lakes, I cannot wait to see how they go up the likes of Honister Pass etc.....Flat....they are having a laugh...
If there is wind and rain, this stage could be anything but fun...

up in the lake district in june for C2C must agree with you stevespro not flat..back home here in sussex, now that could be considered flat..nearly

keith roberts's picture

posted by keith roberts [179 posts]
16th September 2013 - 23:02

like this
Like (1)