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Old 10-04-20, 05:31 PM
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Lopez is out??? wrecked on the TT, wow

replace? what say you guys
rosters are locked. game won’t let you.
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Flip Flop Rider , ooga-booga meant to say

C'est la guerre. Don't worry. Things will even up soon enough. And there's always the coveted maglia nera.
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^harsh broski...nms (not my style) except for the maglia nera battle.
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Doubting Thomas will make it out of Sicily. Trailing off back of peloton after crash in neutral zone.
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Great commentator line: "Difficult moments, for the man who would be king."

Flip Flop Rider , what was it you were saying about transfers? Tell me more! I invested heavily in pricey UK assets. I'm now counting on our Simon. Perhaps a little too much.
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Will make it all the more sweeter when my teams wins with 8 cyclists!
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Me right now arguing to Ooga about Geraint and transfers


What do you mean it's up to VG!!??

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Well that was fun while it lasted. See you all next year.
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Jonathan Caicedo

If only I had put you down along with Fuglsang. I kept staring at Caicedo and wondering. This could be another good grand tour for EF. Good googly moogly Thomas finished like 12 minutes down...

I see at least slcbob and mtbrider had Visconti...
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We all do at some point. Then the road offers its opinion.

They still may be good picks. It's a long way to Rome. And we better be glad it is, because there is a lot of yellow snow to make our way through.

Interesting picks throughout the league. We should see some ebb and flow. Perhaps some tomorrow.

Our Simon has already been picked, so I'll just leave it at saying we may see the air leak out of the hopes of some GC hopeful(s) tomorrow. The riders, and their fantasy DSs here. We live in interesting times.
Nailed it! REALLY close to home.
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https://youtu.be/0B7SU5GZtVY

What do you mean it's up to VG!!??
I don't think it's even an option in the game.

Something told me to stay away from Ineos.
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I don't think it's even an option in the game.

Something told me to stay away from Ineos.
He looked so good at the world championships. Rode to a close podium finish with no power meter. Now I'm wondering how much EF wants to invest in a top ten finish. Probably the best place to be is an unknown in great form - nice little sneak attack by Caicedo early on here with decent TT skills.

So why isn't Caicedo in pink? He's tied with Joao but finished first on this stage so...?
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So why isn't Caicedo in pink? He's tied with Joao but finished first on this stage so...?
Time difference on ITT stage taken to 100ths of a second?
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The elderly dog splitting the peloton was funny.
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etna channeled its inner vesuvius and we just got pompeiied and herculaneumed. not to fret...plenty of time yet to seemingly recover just to be cloaked in blankets of suffocating hot ash before stage twenty-one. it’s only lucy pulling the football away for the umpteenth time.
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hoo boy! expecting more than a few breakaway attempts on stage four.
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The elderly dog splitting the peloton was funny.
Sans my two big boys on GC, I'm about to go slicing through the peloton backwards with the utter grace of that old critter.

Who wants a gel or bidon while you're passing me by? I won't need them.
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hoo boy! expecting more than a few breakaway attempts on stage four.
Only a 4% grade on the climb but like 19km long? Then a long, flat run to the finish seems like the teams could reel back anything unless it's like a crazy 12 minute gap.

My team has rossetto, DeGendt, Craddock but are they going to stick around to protect Viviani, Ewan, Cacaido? @USAZorro has pointed out that Ewan can't get past a speed bump so maybe DeGendt goes on a flyer?
edited to say I guess it helps to just visit the teams website huh? Wtf did I read about Ewan...

If there is a successful break it will be from a rider aerotucked on that descent. Seems like someone with strong TT skills that just lost his GC guy might do well. My pick is on Rohan.

Okay so apparently there's a 10mph side wind tomorrow along the final and DeGendt is available. Seems like the perfect stage for him then?

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Ewan would stand more of a chance if he was in the race. But even if he was, there are still speed bumps.

And there are downhills for Zakarin, and bidons for G.

This'll never work. We're all doomed. - Glum
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Only a 4% grade on the climb but like 19km long? Then a long, flat run to the finish seems like the teams could reel back anything unless it's like a crazy 12 minute gap.

My team has rossetto, DeGendt, Craddock but are they going to stick around to protect Viviani, Ewan, Cacaido? @USAZorro has pointed out that Ewan can't get past a speed bump so maybe DeGendt goes on a flyer?
edited to say I guess it helps to just visit the teams website huh? Wtf did I read about Ewan...

If there is a successful break it will be from a rider aerotucked on that descent. Seems like someone with strong TT skills that just lost his GC guy might do well. My pick is on Rohan.

Okay so apparently there's a 10mph side wind tomorrow along the final and DeGendt is available. Seems like the perfect stage for him then?
Ewan aside, I like your pick of Rohan... on paper. Tomorrow we'll see what what's inside his suitcase of courage. I've always had the impression that he's a bit of a prima donna, but I could be proven wrong.

I get the impression that Peter (I follow him on FB) is itching to set things right for missing the green in the Tour. I can see him and Bodnar getting in a break (they have worked well together like this during prior Grand Tours) to gain points at the two points. If Bodnar is in the break and hasn't blown himself up keeping Peter in the hunt, I can see him making a bid for the stage victory.
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^ did you see the clip of Sagan taking a post-race tow from the tifosi? On steephill.tv Giro page, under the Stage 3 preview, from the day before.
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not exactly a red letter day for most in our little corner of the fantasy game. USAZorro and MTBrider and Winner Winner did pretty well tho. slcbob bridged some of the gap.
speaking of slcbob...how the bleep am i placed 50th on the gc after a terrocious stage 3 in our mano a mano endeavor?? this procyclingstats game does force you to pick every day
(or do it a few days in advance if you know you'll be swamped with work/family/vacation and you can apply multipliers to your pick(s). y'all might want to check it out since you can do
it stage by stage. the gc/team part of the game already sailed.

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honestly have no idea how to pick stage four. big climb midway through but not decisively big and really far from the finish.
screams breakaway but doubting teams with sprinters will want to give up easily. thinking the breakaway gets caught in the nick of time.
going with matthews again ftw altho i also like GrainBrain's reasoning for dennis to win.

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this giro is now nibbles' to lose.
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From one clip I saw it looked like it was a Bahrain-McLaren bidon that took out Geraint Thomas. Theirs wasn't the only ones skidding round on that fast descent and a few other riders narrowly missed a similar fate.

Nibali will be many people's favourite but there's still a long way to go.
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