ToB Stage 3 - lions and TTs and bears, oh my!

by Ghedebrav   September 17, 2013  

Who've ya got for the safari park time trial? I'm never keen on these short flat ones; you don't know when a versatile sprinter or former trackie might pull out the stops. Also I only had two transfers from my highly non-TT team from the last stage.

I'm going to be leaving in twenty mins as I'll be marshalling at the stage today (influencing events from the inside, y'see Wink ) so here are my boys:

Dowsett
Ciolek
Haussler
Rojas
Wiggins
Von Hoff
Elmiger (on a hunch)
S. Yates
Velits

Big Grin

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Have a great day Ghedebrav! I've just brought in Dowsett and Elmiger, I don't know enough about a lot of the riders to be able to pick out any other potentially good TTers. There aren't that many to challenge Wiggo and Dowsett anyway, presumably in part due to the crossover with the World TTT.

Will be interesting to see how Ciolek goes - he has a 30-second cushion so might be able to stay in the top six on GC with a good TT?

Wiggins
Dowsett
Lofqvist
A Yates
Elmiger
Golas
Engoulvent
House
Ciolek

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posted by chrisdstripes [1534 posts]
17th September 2013 - 8:22

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Its only 14k so there wont be major gaps within the pro riders. Its a bit up, down and twisty so the technical tt'ers should prosper.

Brought in Quintana, i think he might be there or thereabouts.

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posted by stumps [2664 posts]
17th September 2013 - 9:07

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4 changes for me

Ciolek
House
Bennett
Thwaites
S Yates
Elmiger (for Modolo)
Bauer (for Bazzana)
Wiggins (for Von Hoff)
Dowsett (for Cav)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3775 posts]
17th September 2013 - 9:32

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Lost Nathan Haas last night after I had already done my transfers. Sad

Took the hit, and paid a penalty, but I was wondering, if I had put back in one of the riders I had taken out earlier, would it still have cost me the 10 point penalty?

Day Dreaming

posted by stevemarks [404 posts]
17th September 2013 - 9:56

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Well, got sent to about five different places to register, to no avail. So went to look at the giraffes instead. Then spotted Nairo Quintana in his team car, which was pretty cool.

I came by bike and gratifyingly overtook the Madison Genesis van (couldn't really call it a bus) on the East Lancs. They pulled into the site just behind me.

Big Grin

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posted by Ghedebrav [1019 posts]
17th September 2013 - 10:18

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Did you ask him who he was riding for next year ? Rumour is it's Sky ????

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posted by stumps [2664 posts]
17th September 2013 - 14:04

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Bit of a mixed up team for me today with an eye on the later stages. Gone for,

Alessandro Petacchi
Bradley Wiggins
Gerald Ciolek
Ian Stannard
Alex Dowsett
Ian Bibby
Kristian House
Jack Bauer
Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas

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posted by stumps [2664 posts]
17th September 2013 - 14:06

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stumps wrote:
Did you ask him who he was riding for next year ? Rumour is it's Sky ????

Pretty sure it's Movistar, that's why they've let the likes of Costa go, to free up the budget to give Quintana a better contract offer.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
17th September 2013 - 14:17

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Didn't realise Costa was away. Your probably right then, with Uran away and Henao training with Quintana and living next to each other in Spain it seemed a decent rumour.

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posted by stumps [2664 posts]
17th September 2013 - 14:25

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Rui Costa is going to Lampre....

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [479 posts]
17th September 2013 - 14:27

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Can't guarantee this is right but I make it to be :-

1 Wiggins SKY 19:54.20
2 Stannard SKY. 20:31.21
3 Bauer GRS 20:36.49
4 Elmiger IAM 20:48.43
5 Dowsett MOV 20:50.93
6 Lopez SKY 21:10.21
7 Wetterhall TNE 21:14.80
8 Pirazzi BAR 21:16.71
9 Pardilla MTM 21:19.85
10 Cavendish OPQ 21:20.91
11 Golas OPQ 21:22.17
12 Bialoblocki UKY 21:23.50
13 Siskevicius SOJ 21:24.98
14 Coledan BAR 21:27.05
15 Doull GBR 21:27.30
16 S Yates GBR 21:27.82
17 Vermote OPQ 21:27.92
18 Quintana MOV 21:29.52
19 Lovkvist IAM 21:31.04
20 Bennett SKT 21:31.34

posted by simon F [978 posts]
17th September 2013 - 14:37

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Well does anyone know the result yet ?

All Eurosport have shown is Wiggins, Stannard and then Bauer with W & S the gc 1 - 2 followed by Elmiger. The programme has ended with no top 10 or anything, pretty shite if you ask me.

EDIT: busy typing when the result was added D Oh

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posted by stumps [2664 posts]
17th September 2013 - 14:39

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1,2,3,5,18 for me from the stage but dont know the gc.

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posted by stumps [2664 posts]
17th September 2013 - 14:40

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stumps wrote:
Well does anyone know the result yet ?

All Eurosport have shown is Wiggins, Stannard and then Bauer with W & S the gc 1 - 2 followed by Elmiger. The programme has ended with no top 10 or anything, pretty shite if you ask me.

EDIT: busy typing when the result was added D Oh


That's not official - just my spreadsheet from the times posted on the official ticker. I assume they posted all the times but I can't be absolutely sure.
EDIT: I've got 100 results. Should be 104 starters. Deignan crashed out so I may be missing up to 3 times. Depends if anyone else crashed out.

posted by simon F [978 posts]
17th September 2013 - 14:44

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simon F wrote:
Can't guarantee this is right but I make it to be :-

1 Wiggins SKY 19:54.20
2 Stannard SKY. 20:31.21
3 Bauer GRS 20:36.49
4 Elmiger IAM 20:48.43
5 Dowsett MOV 20:50.93
6 Lopez SKY 21:10.21
7 Wetterhall TNE 21:14.80
8 Pirazzi BAR 21:16.71
9 Pardilla MTM 21:19.85
10 Cavendish OPQ 21:20.91
11 Golas OPQ 21:22.17
12 Bialoblocki UKY 21:23.50
13 Siskevicius SOJ 21:24.98
14 Coledan BAR 21:27.05
15 Doull GBR 21:27.30
16 S Yates GBR 21:27.82
17 Vermote OPQ 21:27.92
18 Quintana MOV 21:29.52
19 Lovkvist IAM 21:31.04
20 Bennett SKT 21:31.34

Cycling weekly are reporting this....

Cycling Weekly ‏@cyclingweekly 19m

Tour of Britain GC after st3: 1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky); 2. Ian Stannard (Sky) +33sec; 3. Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling) +47secs

Just realised this is the gc.....my bad.

posted by northstar [1083 posts]
17th September 2013 - 16:10

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Well not a bad day but not a great one .....too sprinty a team after first two stages ....
1,5,10,16,19 stage for me Confused

posted by chiv30 [848 posts]
17th September 2013 - 16:32

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Yay! Results are up! Smile I love this part of the day! Thanks! Smile

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1510 posts]
17th September 2013 - 17:33

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I'll see if i can post my videos that i took today at knowsley. Great fun watching the starrt, but packed at the finish line. Got a great photo of Dowsett apparently being chased by an elephant.
Can i post videos on this site somehow?

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1209 posts]
17th September 2013 - 17:58

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Incidentally, the event commentator gave the reason for the confusion yesterday with Adam Yates.

Turns out he took a tumble and needed a replacement bike - however he took his twin brother's, which was nearer to hand! What with them being the same size and everything. This then caused no end of transponder grief.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1019 posts]
17th September 2013 - 18:47

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Ooh I'm in 1st place (purist) Cool

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posted by Mattho72 [4 posts]
18th September 2013 - 15:22

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