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Old 09-04-17, 11:26 PM   #76
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Thanks for all the answers to my newbie questions! I have a better understanding of strategy now and the commentary. I don't watch the actual race, just highlights from YouTube and also the backstage pass of Orica-Scott on YouTube.
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Rohan will not win. He's abandoned today. Was sorry to see he wasn't one of your picks!
well i still have six riders as of today
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Ok so I've lost Barguil, Denis, and Degenkolb. 😳
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Ok so I've lost Barguil, Denis, and Degenkolb. 😳
pretty much how my tour went...
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dstrong is looking dgood. assuming froomie wins the whole enchilada, i'll need trentin to win the last stage and the points classification along with z-man winning a stage or leapfrogging nibbles for second on gc and a stage win from one of my mountain goats and not have any of dstrong's team rip it up with a win, place or show the last handful of stages. a whole lotta if's. kinda like the nfl playoff tiebreaker scenarios. pretty darned unlikely.

i still think contador goes with all he has, multiple x's, on stage 17. he's too proud to go out with a whimper. he might find an ally or two in orica or astana. normally, i'd add movistar to that mix as well with valverde and contador joining forces over the years but with valverde not riding and movistar having a lackluster (for them) vuelta, not seeing it.

and on a side note...was looking to have 7 of my 9 riders (gc and climber guys) finish in the top 30 on gc. there will be some shakeup the last few stages to be sure but i've got 6 of 7 within the top 30. polanc is close and may squeak in. #gamewithinthegame #smallvictoriesdaily

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Froome 1st, Jungels 2nd, De Gendt 5th in time trial. At least that's my fantasy.
all top 19. bojangles and froomie no surprise but de gendt at 19th is. not too shabby.
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You've still got Tejay.
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And Govanni Visconti comes through! Not to mention reliable JJ. Finally a significant gap to Ooga.
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Old 09-08-17, 02:03 AM   #87
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unless froomie cracks on the angliru a la merckx in the 1975 tdf on pra-loup, i think you've got this one in the bag. who will be my thevenet?
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I've been steadily dropping off the back of the peloton, so today's finish is good for me, though I know a lot of us have De Gendt. I was hoping Jungels would nab second or third, but 6th isn't bad. I don't know if I can finish in the top 10, as I hoped, but this has been fun. I sure did a horrid job of picking GC contenders!
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here we go. angliru time.
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congrats to dstrong and team Vuelta Madness!!! winning the whole enchilada! nibbles and froomie rode tirelessly on your behalf enroute to victory. a great tour with some epic stages.

hope to see y'all next year for the giro. thanks for playing. happy riding!!
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Thanks! Velogames and CBS Sports Gold certainly kept me engaged in the three GTs this year! See you in the spring!
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Who took the 3xGT overall? VG parallel of UCI Points Champion?

See you all in 2018.

I'm kicking myself. Had to displace from DC up to Boston to cover some family needs. I was going to go play hookey and zip up to Quebec & Montreal on my motorcycle for the races last weekend. Just prior to leaving I remembered I didn't have my passport. D'oh. At least I remembered before the border crossing.
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Who took the 3xGT overall? VG parallel of UCI Points Champion?

See you all in 2018.

I'm kicking myself. Had to displace from DC up to Boston to cover some family needs. I was going to go play hookey and zip up to Quebec & Montreal on my motorcycle for the races last weekend. Just prior to leaving I remembered I didn't have my passport. D'oh. At least I remembered before the border crossing.
Andras took it! the grand tour combined podium for bike forums is:

1. Andras @ 1681 (overall)
2. yours truly @ 1689
3. Glen Gallo @ 5155

it's a little misleading since we had dismal attendance for the giro-only 6 registered teams. the tdf and vuelta were better repped. hopefully next year we'll have a better giro showing to get this competition really firing.

bummer you didn't catch the races. both are fun cities. maybe next year!
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ooga booga, will be there a Tri Fantasy league next year, too, so the hits can keep just missing? Your pal is up to something.
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I wonder if there's a way Menchov can let me down again, just for old time's sake?
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if i'm not doing the spring classics then i'm def not doing "triathlon" leagues, slcbob. it's gonna be a long winter for you with thoughts of cozying up to tvg and pinot in the giro to ostensibly get you through. not sure you can ever truly get over a rider that falls off his bike going uphill (multiple x's) however. ah menchov!
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At least we'll still have Rolland.
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