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03 Jul 2017 12:45

Damian Howson
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03 Jul 2017 13:15

Carlos Betancur... let him win one competition, please.
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03 Jul 2017 16:13

Kreuziger.
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03 Jul 2017 19:49

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05 Jul 2017 11:45

That's Bakelants out. I'll try to stealthily replace him with Vuillermoz
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06 Jul 2017 06:33

laarsland wrote:That's Bakelants out. I'll try to stealthily replace him with Vuillermoz


Bit late really: you'll have to content yourself with a record breaking daily score and the lead in the CQ Tour game. :)
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06 Jul 2017 06:53

My pick of Uran has also eliminated himself.

We have:
Buchmann (Hugo Koblet)
Landa (Squire) @ 0:18
Talansky (18 Valve) @ 0:28
G Martin (Kazistuta) @ 0:58
Henao (The Pirate81) @ 1:03
Bennett (Rote Laterne) @ 1:05
Caruso (Ratta Kuningas) @ 1:06
Kreuziger (Geraint Too Fast) @ 1:12
Betancur (Martin) @ 1:48
Mollema (Hakkie2) @ 3:54
Barguil (Silver Grenade) @ 3:55
Pantano (Blues in the Bottle) @ 4:23
Zubeldia (Vladimir) @ 7:47
Howson (Del) @ 11:39
Felline (Ruby United) @ 14:20

Already out:
Benoot (Klint E) (St 4, top ten)
Bakelants (Laarsland) (St 5, break)
Uran (Armchair Cyclist) (St 5, top ten)

(Thanks to Shalgo for the correction, included in a later edit)
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06 Jul 2017 19:27

Benoot is out--9th on stage 4.
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08 Jul 2017 12:29

Glad I don't have to determine who is to be excluded by virtue of being in the break today. many being perfectly ninja within the 50. We'll see what PCS define as the break tonight.
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08 Jul 2017 12:43

Dont think many will be left after today.
My pick, Warren Barguil has most probably eliminated himself
SeriousSam wrote: Peña Cabarga is like Froome's Mount Doom, the place where his great power was forged into fearsome weapon. He was never going to lose here
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10 Jul 2017 15:37

Benoot failed on stage 4, so i choose Mikel Nieve now :)
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10 Jul 2017 17:44

PCS have declined to list those comprising the break on the last two stages, even after the several dozen were reduced to something more worthy of listing.

On the first rest day we have a top three who none of us picked:
Meintjes @ 1:54
Latour @ 2:24 *
Nieve @ 3:12

Henao (The Pirate81) @ 3:49
Caruso (Ratta Kuningas) @ 3:52
Buchmann (Hugo Koblet) @ 5:40 *
Betancur (Martin) @ 7:28 *
Mollema (Hakkie2) @ 19:49 *
Pantano (Blues in the Bottle) @ 19:59 *
Talansky (18 Valve) @ 26:05
Zubeldia (Vladimir) @ 33:24
Howson (Del) @ 54:39
Felline (Ruby United) @ 1:11:37

Already out:
Benoot (Klint E) (St 4, top ten)
Bakelants (Laarsland) (St 5, break)
Uran (Armchair Cyclist) (St 5, top ten)
G Martin (Kazistuta) (St 8, top ten)
Kreuziger (Geraint Too Fast) (St 8, top ten)
Barguil (Silver Grenade) (St 9, top ten)
Bennett (Rote Laterne) (St 9, top ten)
Landa (Squire) (St 9, top ten)

*: I'm fairly sure these were too visible on stages 8/9 to truly be ninjas, especially as three of them were constantly being announced by commentators as virtual leaders, but I'll abide by the criteria I gave in the OP of PCS breakaway listing.

(edited: thanks for the heads ups)
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10 Jul 2017 17:49

Landa has a top ten
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10 Jul 2017 18:30

del1962 wrote:Landa has a top ten

You and your big mouth! :(
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10 Jul 2017 21:01

del1962 wrote:Landa has a top ten


Thanks: I thought that that was the case, but I looked somewhere to confirm and somehow misread what I saw. Now edited: sorry Squire, but your lead in the CQ game should compensate.
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10 Jul 2017 21:34

The guys with * are no ninja in my opinion.
It looks like it might pay to bet against Zubeldia.
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11 Jul 2017 07:19

I don't think Nieve is more visible than Talansky, Henao or Buchmann. But it's subjective. Stick to the rules.
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11 Jul 2017 16:08

klintE wrote:I don't think Nieve is more visible than Talansky, Henao or Buchmann. But it's subjective. Stick to the rules.


That's why I didn't asterisk Nieve.

But the presence of those I did asterisk in breaks, and the amount of screen time and commentary mention they had, mean that I am not very confident in PCS as the definition of low profile.
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11 Jul 2017 16:13

It doesn't matter who's the most visible, or who has the best time, if Haimar is still there he wins automatically!
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11 Jul 2017 19:04

Kreuziger was 5th in Station des Rousses.
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