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Now that this competition is open, I thought I'd get the thread up nice and early, especially for us standard players who don't have the Tour of Poland (with added Italian bits) for our post-TdF fantasy cycling fix.

I've gone for a preliminary team of 9 Spaniards.

Has anyone got a link to show the 2013 route?

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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My team is also Spaniard-heavy - just one random Portugee in there at the moment.

I feel quite strongly that Valverde will win this race.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Stumps [3354 posts] 3 years ago
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I've tried to avoid the main protagonists from the tour as they might just fancy an easy day whereas some of the fresher boys might push it along a bit.

There's no doubting Valverde, Quintana, J-Rod and Porte will have come out of the tour with some fab form but is it just a bit to early for them to really push it again ?

My money is on a certain Spaniard who cycled for Euskaltel.

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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stumps wrote:

I've tried to avoid the main protagonists from the tour as they might just fancy an easy day whereas some of the fresher boys might push it along a bit.

There's no doubting Valverde, Quintana, J-Rod and Porte will have come out of the tour with some fab form but is it just a bit to early for them to really push it again ?

My money is on a certain Spaniard who cycled for Euskaltel.

I think you've got your money in a dgood place... didn't want to put his name about though  26

I generally agree with your post-Tour reasoning, but Valverde could be an exception as despite riding well his final place on GC will have been disappointing for him. This could be his last chance this year to win a WT-level race, he's clearly ridden into fantastic form and wants at the very least the World Tour points (after losing so much time - and team leader status - at the Tour he had no need to ride so aggresively into the top 10). I think there's more to it than just wanting to bounce back.

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backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 3 years ago
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what ya reckon to Kwiatkowski? he seemed pretty tired towards the end of the tour. But he is a favorite of mine, so feel bad not putting my faith in him!

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STEVESPRO 79 [546 posts] 3 years ago
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I think the winner will be Italian....  1

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frankiejay [150 posts] 3 years ago
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Just gonna post my team  1

Went very balanced, because I could see the Valverde types winning this but I also think there's a good chance this is too early post-tour.

So...

Gerrans
Slagter
Caruso
Sanchez
van Avermaet
Nocentini
Poels
Zubeldia
Serry

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keith roberts [204 posts] 3 years ago
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no idea yet...lots of form from some, lots of rested legs from others...tough to choose! I feel gerrans could do well and either valverde gets pulled up the hills by Quintana (or other way round ) movistar look strong to me...just don't know yet  39

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Choo-Choo?

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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This guy is in twice

J. Herrada Lopez AR MOV 15.5
J. Herrada Lopez AR MOV 16.2  39

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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livestrongnick wrote:

This guy is in twice

J. Herrada Lopez AR MOV 15.5
J. Herrada Lopez AR MOV 16.2  39

Sorry my mistake Jose and Jesus  40

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northstar [1108 posts] 3 years ago
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Jesus lives!

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fluffchucker [272 posts] 3 years ago
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Andriy Grivko - he's going to be a busy lad

Pologne and San Sebastian  39

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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fluffchucker wrote:

Andriy Grivko - he's going to be a busy lad

Pologne and San Sebastian  39

He racing this one not Poland  26

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fluffchucker [272 posts] 3 years ago
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livestrongnick wrote:
fluffchucker wrote:

Andriy Grivko - he's going to be a busy lad

Pologne and San Sebastian  39

He racing this one not Poland  26

Ta
He's still shown on both FYI
Realise there'll be changes before Saturday though

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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fluffchucker wrote:
livestrongnick wrote:
fluffchucker wrote:

Andriy Grivko - he's going to be a busy lad

Pologne and San Sebastian  39

He racing this one not Poland  26

Ta
He's still shown on both FYI
Realise there'll be changes before Saturday though

Sorry correction he's riding Poland not San Sebastian  1

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chrisdstripes [1732 posts] 3 years ago
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A few riders listed for this in the game that aren't on the startlists - hope no-one's got stung with Sammy Sanchez or Nordhaug for example. Glad I checked the website before the deadline this morning!

Valverde
Gerrans
Kolobnev
Van Avarmaet
Moser
Fedrigo
Breschel
Iglinsky
Devenyns

Purist swaps the last 2 for Roux and Marcato for no good reason...

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Don't know which start list your looking at but the official page is good for me  4http://clasica-san-sebastian.diariovasco.com/equipos-ciclistas-clasica-s...

my team

Ss
JRod
Gerrans
Zubeldia
Moser
Flecha
Garate
Zandio
GVA

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chrisdstripes [1732 posts] 3 years ago
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That looks like last years list to me nick! Nordhaug at sky?

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 3 years ago
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It is indeed last years list. Here are the 2013 participants:

http://www.diariovasco.com/clasica-san-sebastian/participantes/

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 3 years ago
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Valverde
Kwiatkowski
GVA
Gerrans
Arroyo
Fedrigo
Zubeldia
Wellens

My purist teams has Moser + Serry instead of Zubeldia + Wellens, and I've got non-starting Amador in both teams as well.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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yeah  40 sorry at work using mobile didn't notice it!

great Im screwed then  20

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Gkam84 [9089 posts] 3 years ago
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The break for today is Kaisen, Wackerman, Krizek & Aramendia

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enrique [2346 posts] 3 years ago
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chrisdstripes wrote:

A few riders listed for this in the game that aren't on the startlists - hope no-one's got stung with Sammy Sanchez or Nordhaug for example...

Oh, great, I've got Sanchez on my team  7

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Krueziger out front for my purist team  4

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STEVESPRO 79 [546 posts] 3 years ago
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Brilliant NOT .....Sanchez and Amador  2

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enrique [2346 posts] 3 years ago
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STEVESPRO 79 wrote:

Brilliant NOT .....Sanchez and Amador  2

Crap! Two (!) riders...  22

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mrmo [2088 posts] 3 years ago
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just noticed the non starters, left the pick till 20mins before the close. Oh well.

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Gkam84 [9089 posts] 3 years ago
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Top 12 home

Tony Gallopin
Alejandro Valverde
Roman Kreuziger
Mikel Nieve Ituralde
Nicolas Roche
Mikel Landa
Moreno Moser
Pieter Serry
Bauke Mollema
Sylvain Chavanel
Jan Bakelants
Robert Gesink

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Jonnyd [27 posts] 3 years ago
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2,4 and 10 for me....well happy to have 3 in top 10!

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