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12 Jul 2017 06:32

Sylvester wrote:Kreuziger was 5th in Station des Rousses.


So he was: thanks
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13 Jul 2017 17:17

Nieve out of competition due 10 position today
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13 Jul 2017 17:22

Meintjes out
5th June 1999, the day cycling died
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13 Jul 2017 18:22

ThePirate81 wrote:Meintjes out
klintE wrote:Nieve out of competition due 10 position today


So now at least the leader is someone that one of us picked, and Caruso has overtaken Henao on GC, so Ratta Kuningas is our current leader. And top riser of the day on the CQ game today too.
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16 Jul 2017 13:45

Armchair cyclist wrote:
ThePirate81 wrote:Meintjes out
klintE wrote:Nieve out of competition due 10 position today


So now at least the leader is someone that one of us picked, and Caruso has overtaken Henao on GC, so Ratta Kuningas is our current leader. And top riser of the day on the CQ game today too.


Looks like Caruso will be out after today...
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23 Jul 2017 11:16

So... who won?
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23 Jul 2017 19:49

Caruso, in perhaps one of the best ever performances

Edit: didn't see the change in rules, I thought it was just not finishing top 10. I think Buchmann or Vuillermoz then. I don't remember seeing Buchmann in a break, but Vuillermoz I think got in one or two.

Edit#2: Well, Vuillermoz isn't officially listed as ever being in a break, so I guess he wins. But I saw him far too often. I think Buchmann deserves it more. He's never listed on pcs either. I missed both the Jura stages so I don't know whether that's accurate.
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23 Jul 2017 21:37

I think the breakaway rule makes it a bit too arbitrary. Caruso would be a deserving winner.

I thought for a minute that although he was no ninja, my Landa pick was the highest placed, but then I saw that Armchair picked Uran!
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23 Jul 2017 22:49

Only 4 selected finishers, using PCS's listing of who was in a break (maybe we should exclude breaks of more than about 12 riders in future)
15th: Buchmann (Hugo Koblet)
28th: Henao (The Pirate81)
52nd: Zubeldia (Vladimir)
88th: Howson (Del) @ 54:39

PCS were rather inconsistent: Buchmann was not only in a break on stage 8 (or was it 9?), but PCS didn't list a large break, although he was frequently picked out by commentators that day and (mis-)identified as virtual leader. Henao was visible, but mainly as riding within, but never at the front of, the Skytrain. Zubeldia came to the front today for his swansong appearance, but without really breaking his disguise. Some members of the Orica staff might have noticed the existence of Howson: I didn't.

Eliminated:
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)
Felline (Ruby United) (St 14, DNF)
Caruso (Ratta Kuningas) (St 15, break)
Mollema (Hakkie2) (St 15, top ten)
Pantano (Blues in the Bottle) (St 17, break)
Betancur (Martin) (St 18, break)
Talansky (18 Valve) (St 18, break)
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24 Jul 2017 16:29

In fairness, Buchmann was very ninja for 90% of the tour. He is a worthy champion.
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24 Jul 2017 18:03

Brullnux wrote:In fairness, Buchmann was very ninja for 90% of the tour. He is a worthy champion.

He was a ninja 90% of the time but the stage where a huge breakaway went Buchmann was there and Sergio Henao was there too...
So, he probably isnt the 100% we were looking for..
I believe Zubeldia should be our champion... :lol: :p
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