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Old 05-13-18, 06:54 AM
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Mareczko has me going broke saving money. That 2 or 4 I saved over Bennett or Viviani isn't looking like such a bargain.

Battaglin is treating you well enough, o-b.
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Old 05-13-18, 06:45 PM
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My next-to-last revision before the teams were locked down had Yates and Chaves in it, and it's looking now as if I should have trusted my first instincts. But current lineup is not embarrassing me, thanks to Carapaz's rise over the last few days.
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Old 05-14-18, 01:57 AM
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mareczko dnf'd. bummer. opens it up even more for viviani and bennett.
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My next-to-last revision before the teams were locked down had Yates and Chaves in it, and it's looking now as if I should have trusted my first instincts. But current lineup is not embarrassing me, thanks to Carapaz's rise over the last few days.
Just when you thought you should kick yourself, you see what a real genius you were.
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I keep hearing Ulissi is going to do something this Giro. Latest here.

I bought into that program when I picked him. I hope he delivers. I could use a nudge to get out of the basement. It seems the Maglia Nera is pretty much a lock so no glory available to doing poorly exquisitely.
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Old 05-16-18, 10:08 AM
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stage 12, unless there are serious crosswinds or a big crash, doesn't look to change much. here's hoping for serious crosswinds. give me viviani again.
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the fantasy team is dropping like a sprinter on the 2nd hc climb of the day. make room on the autobus please...
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Just when you thought you should kick yourself, you see what a real genius you were.
Ha - things can certainly change overnight!
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Ha - things can certainly change overnight!
And again -- a thunderstorm rips Viviani out of the lead group (and, alas, I have the other Bennett!) and suddenly the Ciclamino is up for grabs! My team is hanging around the top 25% because it's holding on to 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th in the GC, but the stage wins have suddenly gone dry!

This is my first time ever doing a fantasy team for cycling and it really does add to the interest and anticipation of following the race!

Pinot - Woods - G.Bennett - Henao - Viviani - Visconti - Pantano - Carapaz - Dennis

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Another win for uncle Sam. ;-)
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c'mon viviani...stage 13 is yours to lose. stage 14 is a soul crusher. will be interesting to see if messrs aru, lopez, woods, et al, etc, find their legs and how yates/dumou hold up.
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lemme posit brambilla as the stage 14 winner. *ducks for cover.*
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thank you viviani. desperately need the points. hope you can make it thru the dolomites to contest the sprinters jersey/last stage.
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soooo...brambilla rolled in 61st at 13.5 mins down from froomie, the stage winner. so much for that prognostication. stage 15 looks like another fun one.
wouldn't be surprised to see either pinot or poz make a pre-tt move here. stage will likely go to a now non-gc contender looking to salvage the giro such
as ll sanchez, brambilla, gesink or formolo.
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and where did slcbob and "x merckxs the spot roll off to...?
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I had hoped that Froome and LL Sanchez showed up a little sooner...
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wow. win or lose the giro, yates has really put his stamp of authority on the proceedings. impressive.
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and where did slcbob and "x merckxs the spot roll off to...?
I'm back. At least I think I am. There seems to be something weird with league joins & drops from other races (the AToC in this case) cross-pollenating. The (s)pokes dropped into that black hole for a heart beat, too.

I am sucking a bit here in the Giro, but sucking magnificently over on the AToC.

In CA for daughter's graduation, unfortunately nowhere near the AToC and not particularly handy to my Fubo streamer.
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yah weirdo cross pollination with both races. welcome to california!
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I'm back. At least I think I am. There seems to be something weird with league joins & drops from other races (the AToC in this case) cross-pollenating. The (s)pokes dropped into that black hole for a heart beat, too.

I am sucking a bit here in the Giro, but sucking magnificently over on the AToC.

In CA for daughter's graduation, unfortunately nowhere near the AToC and not particularly handy to my Fubo streamer.
Don't worry, your Giro teams is way better than mine, just as everyone else's is too.
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rest days bite. end transmission.
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Only the ITT today. Not really riveting.

Even if the pink is lost today, I think Yates will get it back on the first mountain after this stage.
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stage 17 a transitional one. another one maybe for a sprinter or classics-style rider. if viviani can't pull it off,
maybe one of his teammates-stybar or schachmann can. perhaps battaglin can do the double.
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looking for the ghidorah triple-headed threat of pozzovivo, pinot and froomie to attack on the finestre on stage 19.
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From the penthouse one day (stage 16) to the outhouse the next...
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