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Well folks, as the dust settles on a cracking Paris Nice race the clock has started ticking for the Milan San Remo race.

Checked various web sites and can only find part team line ups listed so lets hope it's not a last minute thing.

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Squiggle [403 posts] 7 years ago
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Well Nickobec I have 2 of those (and swapped another out this morning) plus 3 more who've top 10d in previous editions of the race. Think my key is the identification of a cracking PC star rider who dosn't cost the earth. I've got 1 more pure sprinter who will either win or be ill/crash. My last 2 stars are AR riders, one with a history and one who's on form. I think I'm all set now!  16

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Mikeh789 [134 posts] 7 years ago
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Nickobec, great post.

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Strathlubnaig [114 posts] 7 years ago
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Chavanel is out with bronchitis.

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johan83 [36 posts] 7 years ago
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Hushovd is also out with a fever.

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Gkam84 [9145 posts] 7 years ago
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Garmin confirmed

Tyler Farrar
Murilo Fischer
Heinrich Haussler
Robbie Hunter
Andreas Klier
David Millar
Johan Vansummeren
Fabian Wegmann

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Gkam84 [9145 posts] 7 years ago
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Cav and Bernie discuss MSR

http://youtu.be/sHeb2LYtY7U

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 7 years ago
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Gonna go out on limb here and say Goss is not going to be the first person to win 2 MSR back to back since Zabel!!!  22

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Gkam84 [9145 posts] 7 years ago
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livestrongnick wrote:

Gonna go out on limb here and say Goss is not going to be the first person to win 2 MSR back to back since Zabel!!!  22

I'll second that and also add that Cav will not be the first since Giuseppe Saronni in 1993 to win in the world champs jersey  4

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 7 years ago
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Unfortunately don't think Cav is gonna have the Year he thinks he's gonna!  19
Wiggo's turn to shine this time!  4

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Raleigh [1667 posts] 7 years ago
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Hausslers such a big gamble, eithe e does really well, or he crashes out.

Wiggo probably ain't gonna win.

Ebh? Nah.

Don't fancy goss's chances either.

Nor Cav

Spartacus to launch an attack from 2k out, this time without goss on his wheel, but still Philippe Gilbert?

Now you're talking.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 7 years ago
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Unfortunately don't think Cav is gonna have the Year he thinks he's gonna!  19
Wiggo's turn to shine this year!  4

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 7 years ago
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 20 29 transfers and i'm still not happy!  102

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chrisdstripes [1757 posts] 7 years ago
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Mikeh789 wrote:

Nickobec, great post.

I second that. I've gone big up top with EBH, Boonen, Sagan and Freire (happy to disclose that as I'm doing rubbish so if anyone wants to copy me, be my guest!), so its encouraging that 3 of my DS are in the group Nickobec mentioned. Its a steep learning curve for a fantasy virgin!

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STEVESPRO 79 [551 posts] 7 years ago
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Well the team that Ive settled on for now looks pretty good on paper.....But there is not an Italian in sight...That cannot be right for M-SR....or can it...  39

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 7 years ago
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All my riders seem to be italian and my team doesnt look to good on paper

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cherrypicked [176 posts] 7 years ago
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In the quest to continue the discussion on changing the star/ds quota rule I have put together a team of cheaper riders (149.7pts).
Lloyd Mondory AR Ag2r-La Mondiale 18.1
George Hincapie AR BMC Racing Team 15.4
Sacha Modolo PC Colnago-CSF Inox 15.3
Filippo Pozzato AR Farnese Vini 20
Oscar Gatto PC Farnese Vini 13.1
Heinrich Haussler AR Garmin-Barracuda 20.3
Vladimir Gusev AR Katusha 14.4
Oscar Freire PC Katusha 22.2
Elia Viviani PC Liquigas-Cannondale 10.9
While you wouldn't use this team even if valid, it does highlight the possibilites of including a few more mid-cost riders.

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carl simpson [52 posts] 7 years ago
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teams picked , although after the paris - nice debacle im not wholly confident that ill be getting loads of points tommorow .. we'll soon see  39

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Mikeh789 [134 posts] 7 years ago
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Some hard decisions picking a suitable top 4, my selections seem to be 3 all rounders & 1 sprinter (Cav), although I'm struggling to decide on either Cav or Gilbert  39
Anybody want to join me in saying what they think the podium will be (in any order)?
I'd say Cancellara, Gilbert, Boonen.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 7 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

well navardauskas broke something but cant remember what

My Heart?

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 7 years ago
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was a broken collarbone

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Stumps [3493 posts] 7 years ago
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team picked,

5 italians
2 belgians
1 slovakian
1 frenchman.

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Squiggle [403 posts] 7 years ago
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chrisdstripes wrote:
Mikeh789 wrote:

Nickobec, great post.

I second that. I've gone big up top with EBH, Boonen, Sagan and Freire (happy to disclose that as I'm doing rubbish so if anyone wants to copy me, be my guest!), so its encouraging that 3 of my DS are in the group Nickobec mentioned. Its a steep learning curve for a fantasy virgin!

Sure it was a good post but would have been better after the transfer deadline. Mind you I reckon there are only 3 decent possibilities mentioned there, the rest are red herrings!

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Squiggle [403 posts] 7 years ago
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cherrypicked wrote:

In the quest to continue the discussion on changing the star/ds quota rule I have put together a team of cheaper riders (149.7pts).
Lloyd Mondory AR Ag2r-La Mondiale 18.1
George Hincapie AR BMC Racing Team 15.4
Sacha Modolo PC Colnago-CSF Inox 15.3
Filippo Pozzato AR Farnese Vini 20
Oscar Gatto PC Farnese Vini 13.1
Heinrich Haussler AR Garmin-Barracuda 20.3
Vladimir Gusev AR Katusha 14.4
Oscar Freire PC Katusha 22.2
Elia Viviani PC Liquigas-Cannondale 10.9
While you wouldn't use this team even if valid, it does highlight the possibilites of including a few more mid-cost riders.

Yup got one of those too!

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 7 years ago
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stumps wrote:

team picked,

5 italians
2 belgians
1 slovakian
1 frenchman.

mine is similar except its 2 spaniards and a swiss rather than the frenchman and belgians

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drheaton [3323 posts] 7 years ago
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Hmmm, I see a theme...

5 Italians
1 Frenchman
1 Kazak
1 Belgian
1 Slovakian

(at the minute)

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TheBigMong [212 posts] 7 years ago
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Any idea what happened to Renshaw? Not seeing anything in the news or on Twitter.  39

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fluffchucker [272 posts] 7 years ago
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My Saturday Breakfast Menu sorted  105

1 .. Fondue
1 .. Croissants
4 .. Colazione
1 .. Blini
1 .. Brettljause
1 .. Waffle

That's if they're all still on the menu  35

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obutterwick [474 posts] 7 years ago
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My dilemma is who to go for - Nibali or Sagan. Cant see both finishing top 10. Cav's still in my team, but most seem determined to spoil his plans, so may remove him last minute.

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obutterwick [474 posts] 7 years ago
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73 transfers and I'm done.

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cherrypicked [176 posts] 7 years ago
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Squiggle wrote:

Sure it was a good post but would have been better after the transfer deadline. Mind you I reckon there are only 3 decent possibilities mentioned there, the rest are red herrings!

Surely no harm done! As you say quite a few red herrings - actually just the hangover from P-N as the DS selected from that race.

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