Tour of Beijing Stage 3

by Gkam84   October 13, 2013  

I wasn't going to do stage 3 comm's, but I'm up watching Bathurst 1000 and then onto F1 and Moto GP, then Cycling....

So to start you off, bad news if you have Hushovd in your team. He's gone home for a family emergency, his daughter have been hospitalised with an illness.

As far as I'm aware, he's the only non-starter today

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Leaders been caught on the decent - 14riders in the front now

Haydon Roulston took the #POM then Thinking

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posted by Gkam84 [8597 posts]
13th October 2013 - 8:26

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One lone leader now - Adam Hansen. Two different groups behind him

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posted by Gkam84 [8597 posts]
13th October 2013 - 8:27

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Bugger, looks like it might be another sprint finish and I emptied my team last night Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [8597 posts]
13th October 2013 - 8:35

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25km to go at Hansen is on a solo TT

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posted by Gkam84 [8597 posts]
13th October 2013 - 8:36

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Hansen out on his own - lead of 1min 10sec

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posted by Gkam84 [8597 posts]
13th October 2013 - 8:37

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Cheers Gkam for updates Applause

made 4 changes

porte
martin
frank
Busche
mezgec
hutarovich
winden
miyazawa
nishizono

Feel I may have gone a day early..... Sick

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1643 posts]
13th October 2013 - 8:43

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15km to go, Hansen with 46" and heading onto the climb

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posted by Gkam84 [8597 posts]
13th October 2013 - 8:47

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Hansen caught, fairly sure this is coming back to a sprint today Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [8597 posts]
13th October 2013 - 8:48

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Scant joy for me so far today. Hope its does come down to a bunch; left in Bouhanni and Mezgec from yesterday just in case (seems to me this is actually a MM stage with a just-about-cat-one lumped in there as well).

However, my other picks of Gavazzi, De Gendt, Beyer, Gusev and D. Martin haven't done owt and don't look likely to.

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posted by Ghedebrav [980 posts]
13th October 2013 - 8:50

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Likewise i took out my sprinters, i have got Caruso though so not to bad.

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

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posted by stumps [2613 posts]
13th October 2013 - 8:57

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der panzerwagen going for it! Applause

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posted by livestrongnick [1643 posts]
13th October 2013 - 8:58

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Bouhanni takes from a reduced field sprint! Crying

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posted by livestrongnick [1643 posts]
13th October 2013 - 9:02

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I am screwed today, I took out Petacchi, Bouhanni, Mezgec and Vivianni for today Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [8597 posts]
13th October 2013 - 9:03

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awesome no one in top 10 for me Rolling On The Floor

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posted by livestrongnick [1643 posts]
13th October 2013 - 9:06

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I kept Matthews who got second At Wits End

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posted by Gkam84 [8597 posts]
13th October 2013 - 9:06

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Nacer Bouhanni
Michael Matthews
Alexey Tsatevitch
Elia Viviani
Martin Kohler
Borut Bozic
Tosh Van Der Sande
Jesus Herrada Lopez
Romain Bardet
Matti Breschel

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posted by Gkam84 [8597 posts]
13th October 2013 - 9:08

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One, two and eight for me.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1196 posts]
13th October 2013 - 9:08

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First place, and that's it unless anyone else snuck into the top 20.

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posted by Ghedebrav [980 posts]
13th October 2013 - 9:10

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5th and Caruso's points so far Sad

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posted by stumps [2613 posts]
13th October 2013 - 9:23

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Did not finish

Davide Cimolai
Biao Lio
Thomas De Gendt
Michael Hepburn

Just waiting for last man home

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posted by Gkam84 [8597 posts]
13th October 2013 - 9:25

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Are you doing the scores Gkam, or am I?

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3726 posts]
13th October 2013 - 10:22

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A little bit of a problem in China, it seems around 37 riders have gone missing.....not actually missing, just no-one can find their times if they have finished Rolling On The Floor

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posted by Gkam84 [8597 posts]
13th October 2013 - 10:25

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I've got the scores done TER, unless you want to do them. I'm just waiting for last man home. Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8597 posts]
13th October 2013 - 10:34

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Gkam84 wrote:
I've got the scores done TER, unless you want to do them. I'm just waiting for last man home. Wink

Its fine for you to do them

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3726 posts]
13th October 2013 - 10:41

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Updating the scores now, these are provisional and might change a touch. Most of it is set, except last man home, because of the missing riders.

I just totted up, I lost 90 points by making transfers Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [8597 posts]
13th October 2013 - 11:23

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Gutted would be an understatement. I dropped 29 places to 52nd, If I had made no changes, I would be sitting 5th.....

My only hope at the top 10 badge now is getting a good score on Paris - Tours and moving up from 14th D Oh

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13th October 2013 - 11:46

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Gkam84 wrote:
Updating the scores now, these are provisional and might change a touch. Most of it is set, except last man home, because of the missing riders.

I just totted up, I lost 90 points by making transfers Crying

Cordeel was last man

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13th October 2013 - 12:14

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Gkam84 wrote:
Gutted would be an understatement. I dropped 29 places to 52nd, If I had made no changes, I would be sitting 5th.....

My only hope at the top 10 badge now is getting a good score on Paris - Tours and moving up from 14th D Oh

You don't know the half of it, -22 for the stage (I made three penalty transfers) and I dropped 139 places to 152nd Crying

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13th October 2013 - 14:00

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drheaton wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
Gutted would be an understatement. I dropped 29 places to 52nd, If I had made no changes, I would be sitting 5th.....

My only hope at the top 10 badge now is getting a good score on Paris - Tours and moving up from 14th D Oh

You don't know the half of it, -22 for the stage (I made three penalty transfers) and I dropped 139 places to 152nd Crying

Wow that is impressive! makes me feel better with my 4 points.......

Silver lining though it does rather help my purist team, which I filled with sprint type guys and seems to be going very well Smile

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13th October 2013 - 17:16

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stevemarks wrote:
drheaton wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:
Gutted would be an understatement. I dropped 29 places to 52nd, If I had made no changes, I would be sitting 5th.....

My only hope at the top 10 badge now is getting a good score on Paris - Tours and moving up from 14th D Oh

You don't know the half of it, -22 for the stage (I made three penalty transfers) and I dropped 139 places to 152nd Crying

Wow that is impressive! makes me feel better with my 4 points.......

Silver lining though it does rather help my purist team, which I filled with sprint type guys and seems to be going very well Smile

My performance on stage 3 was so impressive I actually finished last on the stage Crying

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14th October 2013 - 10:39

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