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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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aaus [16 posts] 7 years ago
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My team is:

Mark Cavendish (SKY)
Daniel Oss (LIQ)
Peter Sagan (LIQ)
Tom Boonen (OPQ)
Fransesco Ginanni (ASA)
Luca Paolini (KAT)
Francesco Gavazzi (AST)
Danilo Napolitano (ASA)
Mathew Hayman (SKY)

Still I feel a little worried about taking Cancellara out for Cavendish.

Hoping for a bunch finish...  17

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 7 years ago
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So,as they cross halfway everyone in the break gets a bonus I presume?

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debbieg [68 posts] 7 years ago
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looks like I've got 10 points in the bag already from my selection of Cheng  4

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 7 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
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Damn picked the wrong Euskatel rider for the break  2

The break by the way is Cheng Ji (Project 1t4i), Juan Pablo Suarez (Colombia-Coldeportes), Dmitriy Gruzdev (Astana), Angelo Pagani (Colnago-CSF), Vergard Stake Laengen (Team Type 1), Juan Jose Oroz (Euskaltel), Pierpaolo De Negri (Farnese Vini), Michael Mørkøv (Saxo Bank), Oleg Berdos (UtensilNord)

I nearly went for De Negri rather than the Euskatel rider but then changed my mind

This game frustrates at times

Only 'at times'??

Well it was all going well untill the last stage of the TDU.....

I see we have 5 riders in common for the race

My big risk was marcato for star rider and the pricey Brambilla for a DS (rather than a Cav type sprinter)....that combo will make or break the race for me in many repects. If one or both finish i high up then i should have a good score

Mar 17, 08:34 Arthur Vichot Manuel Belletti
Mar 17, 08:34 Gianluca Maggiore Elia Favilli
Mar 17, 08:34 Fabian Cancellara Tom Boonen

As you can see had a last minute change of mind about Boonen who seems to want to peak in about 2 weeks.

Brambilla 11th Stage 2 TA. Looked at a few riders from stage 2 & 3. There are cheaper ones who came higher up, but who knows? Those stages are the best indicator of form for MSR. Bonnet came 9th and is a fraction cheaper.
Marcato 6th in Omloop, could be interesting for the next couple of races. Not sure if MSR will suit him.

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 7 years ago
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Alan Tullett wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Alan Tullett wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Damn picked the wrong Euskatel rider for the break  2

The break by the way is Cheng Ji (Project 1t4i), Juan Pablo Suarez (Colombia-Coldeportes), Dmitriy Gruzdev (Astana), Angelo Pagani (Colnago-CSF), Vergard Stake Laengen (Team Type 1), Juan Jose Oroz (Euskaltel), Pierpaolo De Negri (Farnese Vini), Michael Mørkøv (Saxo Bank), Oleg Berdos (UtensilNord)

I nearly went for De Negri rather than the Euskatel rider but then changed my mind

This game frustrates at times

Only 'at times'??

Well it was all going well untill the last stage of the TDU.....

I see we have 5 riders in common for the race

My big risk was marcato for star rider and the pricey Brambilla for a DS (rather than a Cav type sprinter)....that combo will make or break the race for me in many repects. If one or both finish i high up then i should have a good score

Mar 17, 08:34 Arthur Vichot Manuel Belletti
Mar 17, 08:34 Gianluca Maggiore Elia Favilli
Mar 17, 08:34 Fabian Cancellara Tom Boonen

As you can see had a last minute change of mind about Boonen who seems to want to peak in about 2 weeks.

Brambilla 11th Stage 2 TA. Looked at a few riders from stage 2 & 3. There are cheaper ones who came higher up, but who knows? Those stages are the best indicator of form for MSR. Bonnet came 9th and is a fraction cheaper.
Marcato 6th in Omloop, could be interesting for the next couple of races. Not sure if MSR will suit him.

Out of your last minute changes i would have kept favilli ratehr than maggiore...but who knows

Yeh i just thought with it being in Italy he may want to push for it. As for bonnet being a fraction cheaper it wouldnt really have helped anyway has i had 1.3 or something left anyway, just couldnt many otehr riders i fancied. As for marcato he has come in the top 20 here before, and if some sprinters are eliminated he could well be up there.

Its all about risk vs reward. if my team comes in and does well, i will steal a march on most others as i havn't cone for some of the safer bets that i could have

I still think Cav will win if he is there at the end, but i do fancy sagan if he isnt

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 7 years ago
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Maggiore was a last minute pick due to running out of points, got 0.2 left. Main decision was Cancellara instead of Boonen. Could have had Favelli instead of Vichot but fancied one FDJ rider.

Be glad to see some actual racing now.

Hope Cav wins but they'll all be trying to kill him on the last climb. Hoping Cancellara, Sagan and Freire are in the front group and then Cav pips them at the post with Vichot 5th!! Watched Kelly catch Argentin this morning; that was a good finish!

Never seen this race before, only remember the Classics from Cycling Weekly in the mid-70s. Started the fantasy at the beginning of the Giro and got hooked.

The other teacher who does it in my school won the 5th stage of PN. Hope I can win a stage at some point, won 1 last year and =1st as well. 2nd this year is my best.

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arsene [211 posts] 7 years ago
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Cavendish with problems at Le Manie!

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arsene [211 posts] 7 years ago
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30 seconds behind the bunch now!

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 7 years ago
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Doubting Cav will win now....

so a Friere win, followed by sagan and fabian, then florencio up there and the 5 points for being friere's team mate. Then marcato, brambilla and napalotinio being in the top 20

that would be perfect....

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 7 years ago
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Not looking good for Cav, but it's still some way to go. Let's hope for a miracle.

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 7 years ago
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4 riders with Cav now. Maybe not all lost yet.

Rider down is conscious now.

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keith roberts [206 posts] 7 years ago
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cav going backwards!  20

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Strathlubnaig [114 posts] 7 years ago
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Cav & Co call it a day...why oh why did I follow the sheep !

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 7 years ago
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They've got the tactics to beat him every time now and any other sprinter like Farrar who can't climb well. Still, got 3 left in the front group.

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 7 years ago
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Who do people think is going to win now. I'm going for EBH even though I don't have him.

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TheBigMong [212 posts] 7 years ago
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Still can't figure out the Renshaw mystery. Road.cc greyed him out on my team yesterday, so I begrudgingly subbed in Greipel. Now it looks like Renshaw is racing after all?

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TheHatter [770 posts] 7 years ago
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Alan Tullett wrote:

Who do people think is going to win now. I'm going for EBH even though I don't have him.

Griepel - so why did I transfer him out last night?  102

hoping for Cancellara or Oss though

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 7 years ago
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Gilbert down with some others.

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 7 years ago
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Not loooking so good for my team, hope marcato and brambilla are in the lead group but i dont think they are

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TheHatter [770 posts] 7 years ago
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go spartacus! - dont mess it up like last time

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TheHatter [770 posts] 7 years ago
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think rabobank may pull then back for renshaw though

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TheHatter [770 posts] 7 years ago
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damn cancellara pipped! Gerrans wins, Cacellara second Nibali third

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 7 years ago
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Wow Gerrans, gutted another messed up stage for me

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keith roberts [206 posts] 7 years ago
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gerrans!

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 7 years ago
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Who had Gerrans? Got 3 in the top 10 I think.

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JAndrewHill [1225 posts] 7 years ago
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another day then for me

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 7 years ago
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BMC had a bad day! Gilbert and Van Avermaet down.

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 7 years ago
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Provisional

Classicissima! (Top6)

1 Simon Gerrans
2 Fabian Cancellara
3 Vincenzo Nibali
4 Peter Sagan
5 John Degenkolb
6 Filippo Pozzato

2 and 4. Glad I swapped Boonen for Cancellara with 2 mins to go!

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 7 years ago
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7 Óscar Freire
8 Alessandro Ballan
9 Daniel Osss
10 Daniele Bennati

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Alan Tullett [1570 posts] 7 years ago
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5 Italians in the top 10.

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