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Old 08-23-19, 04:10 PM
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I would like to report that I did not make any changes to my team today.

I say J-V takes the TTT and puts Sep Kuss into yellow pink red on Sunday.

No. Wait. Quick Step and PhilGil.

No. Wait.....
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We got any takers for the TTT? I'm saying Bora.

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yeah...team jv. don't like picking the faves but there's a reason why they're the faves.
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and a bleep ton of 10 and 12-pointers with the ability to really animate, shape, control and dominate the race...but which ones...?
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and a bleep ton of 10 and 12-pointers with the ability to really animate, shape, control and dominate the race...but which ones...?
Uncharacteristically, I have switched mine around a couple of times now. Probably should have went with my first instincts, per normal.

What's the old saying... "Think long, think wrong."
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some good looking teams with quite a bit of overlapping on our parts. sharing the same six riders with two other participants and five riders with a few others.
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that team jv car parked on the blind corner blew it for dqs...hoping the race officials dock the entire jv team a minute. that was utter nonsense.
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that team jv car parked on the blind corner blew it for dqs...hoping the race officials dock the entire jv team a minute. that was utter nonsense.
Yeah that was a heart stopping moment!

That was kind of a crazy stage - I want to know the story on the Euskadi - Murias car crash, and what happened to Sepp Kuss!? JV's crash was totally a bummer.

EF is off to a good start. This will be an enjoyable GT for me as I can actually understand a smidgen of the local language

I was lucky to swap in Lopez for Roglic it seems. I had Gilbert but swapped him for Stetina. I'm already seeing that omitting a DQ rider will have me in mid field by the end... Had to go with the American whose season has consisted of non traditional racing. It seems like my pick of Pojacar for wildcard wasn't as unique as I thought!
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Oh well. That's bicycle racing.
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Yeah that was a heart stopping moment!

That was kind of a crazy stage - I want to know the story on the Euskadi - Murias car crash, and what happened to Sepp Kuss!? JV's crash was totally a bummer.

EF is off to a good start. This will be an enjoyable GT for me as I can actually understand a smidgen of the local language

I was lucky to swap in Lopez for Roglic it seems. I had Gilbert but swapped him for Stetina. I'm already seeing that omitting a DQ rider will have me in mid field by the end... Had to go with the American whose season has consisted of non traditional racing. It seems like my pick of Pojacar for wildcard wasn't as unique as I thought!
1. didn't hear about the euskadi car crash. wth?!

2. mechanical, i think.

3. i couldn't justify allocating 24 points on a guy that hasn't won a gt before...especially with this many great climbers in a climbers race. i had a difficult time going in on lopez at 20 points.
there were so many great riders (uran, kruijsin, valverde, poels, etc) that rode the tour to the end and i was trying not to select any of those riders as i wanted only the freshest produce such as
lopez or roglic. i made concessions for riders that crashed out/abandoned the tour halfway through like majka, hart. if kruijsin hadn't raced the tour (and well), he would have been my pick
to win the vuelta. he still may.

4. we'll see what happens here but with aru in a constant state of inconsistency (and having done okay at the tour), pogacar could have a great showing and confirm his status as a rider to fear
for the next decade +.
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Well, I'm off to a rather precarious start. I think I've jinxed Jumbo-Visma.

Kinda surprised to see quite a few others picking Sepp Kuss as well.
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I'm just catching up on the stage replay now. The start area makes it looks like this is the Hunger Games not la Vuelta. Am I the only one a little weirded out by it?

I still haven't seen the incident yet. My Roku and NBC Sports aren't playing nicely together -- they did that during le Tour, too. The odds are not ever in my favor. Nor were they for J-V who, unfortunately, looked like the JV. Which I may see any minute now....
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P.S. I took a quick look at the various teams. I am entirely confident that I have no clue what is going to happen.

Not much play for Valverde. I thought hard about Uran but figured (and now hope) he's a little tired from the Tour. I flirted with the idea of Poels but same. I almost picked Aru but then remembered he is dead to me and I was already giving Louis Lazarus Meintjes a return from the bad place.

So that nicely boxes my range of possible regrets. - Pandora sends.
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Wtf UAE hit the deck as well!? Some idiots garden hose broke apparently.

https://twitter.com/laflammerouge16/...285469698?s=20

I guess the car crash was during the recon not actual but still confusing.

https://twitter.com/laflammerouge16/...430582272?s=20

Valverde and Quintana sprinting for the line

Argh just realized I passed over Fuglsang as well... after faithfully carrying him through the tour.

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P.S. I took a quick look at the various teams. I am entirely confident that I have no clue what is going to happen.

Not much play for Valverde. I thought hard about Uran but figured (and now hope) he's a little tired from the Tour. I flirted with the idea of Poels but same. I almost picked Aru but then remembered he is dead to me and I was already giving Louis Lazarus Meintjes a return from the bad place.

So that nicely boxes my range of possible regrets. - Pandora sends.
1. if he hadn't raced the tour fairly successfully, i woulda picked him straightaway. both he and sagan have been absolute point-grabbing monsters...
except for that one tdf year when valverde wiped out on a tt and couldn't continue and sagan got dq'd for the nonsense run-in with cavendish. yes...
i had both on my team that year. yes...i plumbed the depths of the fantasy league that go round-again.

2. yep. went with the fresh legs. may not be the best strategy.

3; ditto. what harm could a previous top ten candidate gc guy listed as a 6-pointer possibly do...?

nowhere for me to go but down-and hard.

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Stage 2 pick - Sagan.

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Sergio who? I'm going to be mighty bitter if most of you put a big dig into me because of your mastery of obscure Colombians. I'm already a little bitter my "inside scoop" on obscure Slovenians wasn't that selective.

Time to go turn wrenches in the garage after I rig something up so I can listen and intermittently watch.
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Another amazing near-crash bike handling demonstration by Nieve! Certainly caused me to take in a sharp breath! Good for Nairo!
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stage three-bennett.
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Out riding all day to come home and see that I have officially went from the penthouse to the outhouse in the realm of fantasy cycling.
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I managed to choose my riders on my app before the first stage was over but forgot to register my team. I'm still new to this!!!
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I managed to choose my riders on my app before the first stage was over but forgot to register my team. I'm still new to this!!!
I wish I had done that. Nothing worse than hanging around here with a team full of do-nothings like I picked and having @canam73 and @ooga-booga lord it around. Know what I mean, @one4smoke? Oh, maybe not, since I evicted you from the basement.
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That was rough to watch Gaveria try to come back. Tough day...great call Ooga!
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I wish I had done that. Nothing worse than hanging around here with a team full of do-nothings like I picked and having @canam73 and @ooga-booga lord it around. Know what I mean, @one4smoke? Oh, maybe not, since I evicted you from the basement.
Oh, Iím still in the basement alright. Iím just resting on the top bunk, while Rob is in the middle. You just have the convenience of not having to climb a ladder.
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