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Geraint just tweeted (6.30pm Sat night) that he's got Sunday off - track work starting on Monday.

He said: "Still would have liked to finish it off with the boys. What ever happens tomorrow its been a Top week and top riding from the whole team!!!"

So, just in case you have him in the team or were thinking of bringing him in...

 

 

 

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Raleigh [1667 posts] 7 years ago
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Eurosport coverage at 1pm.

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Stumps [3493 posts] 7 years ago
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I made my transfers early and i just have to live with it now. Shame Burghardt dropped out as i've had to use him as one of my transfers which wasn't planned and ended up without one rider i hoped for.

My team for tomoro is:

Wiggins
Van Garderen
Chavanel
Valverde
Westra
Vanmarcke
Meersman
Izagirre
Astarloza.

Not the best but tough ! Got nothing to loose by showing my team as i'm nowhere near winning owt.  20

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 7 years ago
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same i made my transfers too

Wiggins
Valverde
Van Garderen
LL Sanchez (in for Leipheimer)
Westra
Spilak
Meersman
Hivert
Bookwalter (In for Florencio)

Could end up with a decent return if all goes to plan

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chrisdstripes [1757 posts] 7 years ago
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So far behind that I've taken some risks - could be fun!
Wiggins
Valverde
Roche
Seeldraeyers (in for Degenkolb)
Westra
Izagirre
Hivert
Coppel (in for Maes)
Ulissi

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obutterwick [474 posts] 7 years ago
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I'm giving LuLu a chance to redeem himself and bringing in Spilak. Surely he'll have a go at getting a podium place, however unlikely.

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Gkam84 [9138 posts] 7 years ago
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Valverde
Wiggins
Van Garderen (in for Rojas)
LL Sanchez (in for Leipheimer)
Spilak
Westra
Irizar (in for Veuchelen)
Hivert
Izagirre

Still looking at taking Hivert out for someone else, but not decided yet

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Gkam84 [9138 posts] 7 years ago
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Start times in Paris-Nice TT tomorrow as follows (all GMT): Danny Pate 10:51, Xabier Zandio 11:28, Kanstantsin Siutsou 11:49, Richie Porte: 11:59, Rigoberto Urán 13:01, Bradley Wiggins 13:25.

So only live to catch the last 12 starting, POOR show again

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 7 years ago
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Well can't win but,
4th in south west behind dave Atkinson(2nd)
103rd overall
23rd for Paris Nice  1 16 4

Wiggins
Valverde
Van Garderen
LL Sanchez
Westra
Spilak
Irizar
Veuchelen (def 5 points in the bag)
Astarloza

Wanted to put porte in but such an expensive DS hard to fit in!

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Stumps [3493 posts] 7 years ago
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In relation to Levi's crash and the comments made about the position of the motorbike - having watched it again on Eurosport did anyone see the other riders coming after him around the bend ?

Yes he was trying to catch the peleton and as such was motoring but every other rider went past without even coming anywhere near the accident.

It seems that the team overcooked the corner which then led to the pile up. Just my opinion if anyone else has a view on it.

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Gkam84 [9138 posts] 7 years ago
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Yeah Stumpy, as i said in the other thread, 2 things could have happened being -

1, All hammered into the Lampre rider who was on the deck and being shielded while he got medical attention

2, Quickstep would have tried to avoid him and gone flying off the corner, which i think they would have done without any hazards there

But i think they would have been in trouble anyway the angle they entered the corner, I think thats what happened to Matty Lloyd, just overcooked it

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nickobec [246 posts] 7 years ago
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Was looking at bringing Leipheimer in for Haussler , however the photo of Levi struggling up the step to the team bus have convinced me otherwise. Looks like LL Sanchez.

My team, much like everybody elses will be
Wiggins
Valverde
Van Garderen
LL Sanchez
Westra
Spilak
Irizar
Simon
Gretsch

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JAndrewHill [1225 posts] 7 years ago
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Bradley Wiggins (SKY)
Tejay van Garderen
Levi Leipheimer (OPQ)
Thomas de Gendt (VCD)
Richie Porte
Jens Voigt
Simon Spilak (KAT)
Jacopo Guarnieri (AST)
Lieuwe Westra (VCD)

Not sure they'll all start. I dropped degenkolb anf howard, and hope levi is fit to start,
How many are going to start though? It sounds like most have gone home !

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Dawnhopper30 [2 posts] 7 years ago
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i thought for the first time i would use my transfers what you think am i mad???

Wiggins
Leipheimer (Roy)
Monfort
Gerrans

Veuchelen (Di Gregorio)
Spilak (Fedrigo)
Malacarne (Jose Ivan Gutierrez)
Voigt
Westra

might have lost the plot a bit

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Squiggle [403 posts] 7 years ago
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De Gendt
Leipheimer
Van Garderen
Monfort
Westra
Porte
Coppel
Spilak
Le Lay

Good luck peeps!

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Mikeh789 [134 posts] 7 years ago
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Going with,

Wiggins
Valverde
Van Garderen
Jeannesson
Spilak
Szmyd
Veuchelen
Westra
Moreno.

Need to make up for taking out Florencio & Gavazzi before yesterday's stage  31

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nickobec [246 posts] 7 years ago
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Well I stuffed up and missed hitting the 2nd confirm transfer button, so my team is
Wiggins
Valverde
Boonen
Haussler
Westra
Spilak
Irizar
Simon
Gretsch

So unless it starts snowing in Nice in 20 minutes time, look like I will lose 30+ points to my colleagues and drop outside the top 20.

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 7 years ago
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Agree Gkam coverage is poor

why do i never take risks and go with my gut? was gonna go peraud but thought no he is too far down and wont be bothered, then puts in a time like that

Current 1,2,3 is peraud, moncoutie, de clerq

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 7 years ago
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1.PERAUD J.
2.MONCOUTIE D.
3.DE CLERCQ B.
4.PORTE R.
5.HIVERT J.

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 7 years ago
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I regret not getting rid of Porte after Stage 2 now.

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 7 years ago
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now i wish i hadnt taken leipheimer out as i would have been able to put szmyd in had i not done that  2

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Mikeh789 [134 posts] 7 years ago
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Well done Eurosport, not only do we only get 1 hour of todays stage we now have a delayed start so we can see the WTCC drivers interviews...get on with it will you!  13

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 7 years ago
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Wig_Billy wrote:

I regret not getting rid of Porte after Stage 2 now.

Agreed. I got rid of Westra instead!!!! Ouch!!

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 7 years ago
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Well I kept Leipheimer and put in Voigt and Petrov. Voigt done ok.

Currently Coppel is going well.

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Mikeh789 [134 posts] 7 years ago
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Coppel 2nd

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 7 years ago
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Rubbish, i give up! woeful from LL Sanchez

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Mikeh789 [134 posts] 7 years ago
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Looks like Porte will finish outside top 20.

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Mikeh789 [134 posts] 7 years ago
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Westra fastest @ intermediate check point, Wiggins 2 seconds slower.

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Mikeh789 [134 posts] 7 years ago
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Wiggins  4

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 7 years ago
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Stunning!

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Mikeh789 [134 posts] 7 years ago
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Great effort by Westra as well.

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