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Old 03-27-24, 01:56 PM
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. For Visma Lease a Bike and for our little leagues.

In Superclasico, diphthong takes a commanding stage victory (top 2%) and is riding at the front of the General Population (top 3%). Chapeau. Not quite Jorgenson-like, but certainly Abrahamsen-ish. Meanwhile, at the back of the bunch, I elbowed my way back into the brown jersey as GrainBrain chased back on to the rest. Wout and I should have stayed at altitude.




A different story in the OCD game, but is anyone really playing that? We'll see soon enough, if WVA and Stuyven stay on any rosters for Sunday.


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I'm leaving MvdP off my list, instead picking betiol, cramps and all. Dries de bondt did well the other day, this is his home or was that more Gent-Wevelgem.
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Great idea. It's only an extra 85km over double the hills at a higher pace. Pithie looks a bargain, too. They've got this.

BTW, I saw Arnaud De Lie was diagnosed with Lyme disease. Glad they caught it fairly quickly. I know some folks who suffered with that or other pestilence for ages before it was identified. And of course we've seen Froome, Cav, Coppi, et al fall to such things.
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Twice the hills, twice the time to rehydrate? Yeah that's it, fourth dimensional right here!

Edit - I dropped Betiol and got real spicy with Marjin instead.

I thought I had Basque country locked in (Roglic,Bilbao,Landa,Trek Duo; no Jonas or Remco). Then McNulty goes and wins Indurian gran premio. Hmm

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It worked so well for GrainBrain at de Ronde I'm going to pa$$ on the favorites and aim to get an extra pair in the top few.

Also McNulty in for C Rodriguez in a last fateful roster move.
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Originally Posted by slcbob
It worked so well for GrainBrain at de Ronde I'm going to pa$$ on the favorites and aim to get an extra pair in the top few.

Also McNulty in for C Rodriguez in a last fateful roster move.
ditto.
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Yes I also swapped in McNulty for Bilbao, then put in Ayuso, finally I put in Lecerf after giving up Tao. Hope to see Tao do really well and prove me very wrong.

I almost threw in Archie Ryan, interesting kid.

Like dominoes on the Koppenberg may my fellow league members try and follow these, uh - left field picks!
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Ha ha, that's the way Tao!

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Yes I also swapped in McNulty for Bilbao, then put in Ayuso, finally I put in Lecerf after giving up Tao. Hope to see Tao do really well and prove me very wrong.

I almost threw in Archie Ryan, interesting kid.

Like dominoes on the Koppenberg may my fellow league members try and follow these, uh - left field picks!
I'm surprised neither of us picked Tom Pidcock. Ugly DNS.

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tom...e-trial-recon/
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A surprise winner in Itzulia who could have been ripe for a central Io-way deep pick, but I guess the corn needed planting.



Unlike the far more predictable Schelderprjis. Most of everyone fared OK, at least those that picked. We're still in the company of greatness with diphthong floating along just outside the top 2% overall. May L'Infer du Nord treat you well.

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I'm surprised neither of us picked Tom Pidcock. Ugly DNS.

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tom...e-trial-recon/
Won't make that mistake again, off to the chic cobbles!
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missed being able to pull van baarle off the p-r roster for superclasico by 15 mins even tho i'd checked 4 hrs earlier. oh, those "windows." grrr.

could really use a tarling win, place or show here.

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missed being able to pull van baarle off the p-r roster for superclasico by 15 mins even tho i'd checked 4 hrs earlier. oh, those "windows." grrr.

could really use a tarling win, place or show here.
Welp, I tuned in just in time to think "Glad I swapped Tarling for Swift ..." not that it mattered much!

Initially I had mvdp-pedersen-phillipsen but thought that wasn't spicy enough. Incredible race though by MvdP. I thought my Degen pick would've been a bit sneaky, having seen a bit of murmur about him in YouTube comments...
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oh tarling…
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Oh, yeah. There was a race today. D'oh.

Strong work by The Bounty and Pulling Faces narrowing the gap to the leader today in both contests.

Interesting how Benoit Harry Potter Cosnefroy scored less points in his win than Teuns and Wellens did with the breakaway bonuses. canam73 was there to hoover it all up.
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bring on the last wave(s) of transfers! the giro can't come quickly enough.
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Brutal

Flèche Wallone was gnarly. Watching that breakaway rider struggle with his jacket for 10k was rough. Nice job picking Cosnefroy! Dang that was brutal weather. I thought Bob Roll might bring up his day on the Gavia. Great finish on the Huy.
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Ha ha ha all of Ineos and Jayco dnf'd - what a beautiful win by Stevie! I always forget to check the weather for these spring classics. Got Whelan in the break
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Wow. Only 44 finishers. I still haven't finished P-R! Really have no clue what's going on.
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aite. won't matter but all in for l-b-l. damn the transfers. full speed ahead.
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One third done

Close battle with 1/3 of the season dusted. Nice pick with Bardet at Liege variegated! The Fleche race might be my favorite so far. Williams face pull is up there with the best.
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