World Championship Road Race

by stumps   September 26, 2013  

I know its not till Sunday but i might as wll get the ball rolling.

Described as a medium mountain stage its seems to fit the bill perfectly for Sagan however when you look at each lap of the course the first climb is about 4.5kms with a max gradient of 9% followed by a downhill section.

The sting in the tail is the little burst just 6kms before the end which is only 600 metres but rises to 16% then its downhill the whole way bar a 100m lump 2.5k from the end.

If someone gets away on the last 600m rise then its going to be hard bringing them back again.

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anyone got the top 20 results?

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posted by backflipbedlem [1037 posts]
29th September 2013 - 16:32

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top 10

1 Rui Costa (Portugal) 7:25:44
2 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spain)
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spain) 0:00:16
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) 0:00:16
5 Andriy Grivko (Ukraine) 0:00:31
6 Peter Sagan (Slovakia) 0:00:34
7 Simon Clarke (Australia) 0:00:34
8 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kazakhstan) 0:00:34
9 Philippe Gilbert (Belgium) 0:00:34
10 Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) 0:00:34

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

posted by stumps [3021 posts]
29th September 2013 - 16:33

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standard: 2,6,9,10
purist: 6,9,10,13

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posted by backflipbedlem [1037 posts]
29th September 2013 - 16:41

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Standard - 1,9,10,16.
Purist - 2,6,9,10,17.

Not bad.

posted by Wig_Billy [579 posts]
29th September 2013 - 16:41

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1. COSTA Rui Alberto Faria MOV 7h25'44" 400
2. RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquim KAT 240
3. VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro MOV 16" 210
4. NIBALI Vincenzo AST 16" 180
5. GRIVKO Andriy AST 31" 162
6. SAGAN Peter CAN 34" 144
7. CLARKE Simon OGE 34" 128
8. IGLINSKIY Maxim AST 34" 112
9. GILBERT Philippe BMC 34" 96
10. CANCELLARA Fabian RLT 34" 80
11. MOLLEMA Bauke BEL 34" 64
12. NORDHAUG Lars Petter BEL 34" 54
13. MORENO FERNANDEZ Daniel KAT 34" 47
14. GESCHKE Simon ARG 34" 42
15. HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis SKY 34" 37
16. SCARPONI Michele LAM 34" 33
17. POZZATO Filippo LAM 01'05" 30
18. VICHOT Arthur FDJ 01'05" 27
19. PATERSKI Maciej CAN 01'05" 24
20. BOASSON HAGEN Edvald SKY 01'05" 22

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4174 posts]
29th September 2013 - 16:41

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1st, 6th, 9th and 12th purist, 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th standard, should be okish

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4174 posts]
29th September 2013 - 16:42

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My last minute decision to swap out Pozzato for Ulissi cost me 4 points for both teams, but other than that not too bad

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4174 posts]
29th September 2013 - 16:45

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Crap day, glad I didn't have any GB riders in my team

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posted by Gkam84 [9169 posts]
29th September 2013 - 16:47

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3,6,9,12 both teams. It could've gone much better - had Uran in purists and Dan Martin in std, and got up this morning to bring in Purito for Sagan but there was 20 seconds to the deadline and I didn't quite click through in time!
And Denifl punctured last lap - wouldn't have got much but I thought he might be a good pick for top 20 so its a shame I'll never know for sure how he would have finished.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1660 posts]
29th September 2013 - 16:49

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Voeckler last man home?

posted by Wig_Billy [579 posts]
29th September 2013 - 16:49

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2,6 & 12 purist 3 & 6 + Barta standard

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1985 posts]
29th September 2013 - 16:54

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Wig_Billy wrote:
Voeckler last man home?

At the moment but I think a few will come in 30 mins down

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4174 posts]
29th September 2013 - 17:02

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1-2-3-9 should be really good Cool

posted by teosheva [1 posts]
29th September 2013 - 17:02

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teosheva wrote:
1-2-3-9 should be really good Cool

i shud think so dude, prob take it all with that

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posted by backflipbedlem [1037 posts]
29th September 2013 - 17:04

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Anyone got a full result? Just waiting on 11-20 and last man before scores go up.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
29th September 2013 - 17:09

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6,9,10,12,20 std

Just his nibs for my purist .....oh well

posted by chiv30 [978 posts]
29th September 2013 - 17:12

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

At the moment but I think a few will come in 30 mins down

I think they would have probably climbed off a lap early if they were that far behind.

drheaton wrote:
Anyone got a full result? Just waiting on 11-20 and last man before scores go up.

There's this - http://static.sportresult.com/federations/uci/CR2013/
but it might not be complete.

posted by Wig_Billy [579 posts]
29th September 2013 - 17:13

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Wig_Billy wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:

At the moment but I think a few will come in 30 mins down

I think they would have probably climbed off a lap early if they were that far behind.

drheaton wrote:
Anyone got a full result? Just waiting on 11-20 and last man before scores go up.

There's this - http://static.sportresult.com/federations/uci/CR2013/
but it might not be complete.

Voeckler last man! You have go and beat me again! Wink

Someone had 1,2,3 anyway so they will win I think

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4174 posts]
29th September 2013 - 17:22

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I just want the Lanterne Rouge badges. Wink

posted by Wig_Billy [579 posts]
29th September 2013 - 17:30

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Ok then, scores updating. I got a disappointing 53 and 41.

I was very close to picking Costa because today looked a bit like the stages he won in the Tour but I thought he was too expensive at 26 credits or whatever he cost, oh well...

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
29th September 2013 - 17:37

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1 Big Grin and not too much else Sad

I'd love to know what poor Purito said to Rui Costa when he bridged across!

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
29th September 2013 - 17:39

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Squiggle wrote:
1 Big Grin and not too much else Sad

I'd love to know what poor Purito said to Rui Costa when he bridged across!

Looked to me as they were both trying to work for Valverde, but he was too far behind and they said, lets have at it

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posted by Gkam84 [9169 posts]
29th September 2013 - 17:48

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Rui Costa was working for no one those last few kms. Really wanted Purito to take it, and not just cos he was in my team.

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posted by backflipbedlem [1037 posts]
29th September 2013 - 19:33

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A few riders got points even though they didn't finish the race.

posted by Wig_Billy [579 posts]
29th September 2013 - 19:41

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msw wrote:
My wild stab in the dark is that maybe 30 make it over the last climb in a front group and then 6-8 of those break again before the finish...

Not too far off, well done me. But of course none of those I picked were in that group.

posted by msw [126 posts]
30th September 2013 - 13:25

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Wig_Billy wrote:
A few riders got points even though they didn't finish the race.

Which riders, no rider should score if they didn't finish, but that's upto Dr to do

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posted by Gkam84 [9169 posts]
30th September 2013 - 15:04

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drheaton wrote:
... I was very close to picking Costa ...

I was nowhere near (!) picking Costa and Joaquim was way (!) down on my list of Top 20 on the stage... That (!) was a surprise (!)...

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1960 posts]
30th September 2013 - 15:46

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Gkam84 wrote:
Wig_Billy wrote:
A few riders got points even though they didn't finish the race.

Which riders, no rider should score if they didn't finish, but that's upto Dr to do

My fault, I'd part completed the scores mid-race with breakaway points for Chtioui, Brandle and Godoy who all then dropped out. I also missed that Cardoso (Portugal) DNF'd and therefore shouldn't have gotten team points for Costa winning.

Scores are updating as I type.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
30th September 2013 - 19:52

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Only just seen the highlights on the iPlayer. Got 121 and 6th on the race with 6 scorers including the winner. First in the forum I think for both ITT (first 6) and road race. Pity I forgot about the TTT!

posted by Alan Tullett [1492 posts]
30th September 2013 - 22:25

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stumps wrote:
Yeah it could end up like the Olympics where no team would help GB.

My gut feeling is that he will win (God i hope not, i hate the man with a passion) but i can see Da Costa and the likes of EBH being there or thereabouts provided they are not spat out the back like you mentioned.

Good shout!

posted by MarcMyWords [72 posts]
1st October 2013 - 11:09

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