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The above is the state of play to Stage 4. If Lopez remains top of the table, then the criteria obviously lacked something, but I doubt that will be a problem. May well be a couple more drop out today.
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The above is the state of play to Stage 4. If Lopez remains top of the table, then the criteria obviously lacked something, but I doubt that will be a problem.
I think we could add another condition for the future that to win the competition a rider can't lead any classifcation at any point of the race. It's hard not to catch attention if you're wearing one of the jerseys.

It was only a matter of time before Lopez would get his first top10 but it's still weird that a race leader was still in the competition. May happen in the future that a less profficient climber will grab the leader or best climber jersey for a few days, though.
 
Stage 5

RiderManagerBest placingCurrent GCGap
Rafal MajkaKoronin118-
Pierre LatourHayneplane111100:36
Victor de la ParteTobydawq171300:42
George BennettSalvarani141501:11
Ruben GuerreiroDJSprtsch151802:00
Oscar RodriguezCarton161902:13
David de la CruzDel1962352303:24
Herman PernsteinerSafeBet372403:28
Louis MeintjesWirral333807:13
Kilian Frankiny453907:15
Peter StetinaTigerion274208:00
Matteo FabbroCian464608:52
Sergio PardillaArmchair Cyclist364809:03
Jesus HerradaPantani lives194909:22
Sergei ChernetskiStarlord267115:23
Antonio PedreroLibertine Seguros717415:42
Felix GrossschartnerAnderis10611725:25
Tao Geoghegan-HartShadow935112727:07
Robert PowerLaarsland13217360:28
Nicolas RocheLogic is your friend2 (st 2)
Alex AranburuScarponi9 (st 2)


I'm not really volunteering to do this every day: I already have my hands full with the CQ game. But if anyone else wants to, feel free.
 
I must say this was a classic Ninja ride by Latour.

Dropped as soon as the pace went serious, managed to finish between Majka and Uran (12th) without being seen at all, even on the finish line.
I saw him on the TV dropping very early and you would have assumed he would have lost 3 minutes based on that but surging past the likes of Roche and Uran but not being seen doing so was top class ninja tricks to also skilfully stop at 12th.

I do feel my time in this comp may be over by the weekend because his form looks very decent.
 
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Latour and Majka are the best picks so far, but I think Koronin and Hayneplane might be unlucky next time the GC group contest a stage win.
 
Feb 2, 2015
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RiderManagerBest placingCurrent GCGap
Rafal Majka​
Koronin​
11​
9​
-​
Pierre Latour​
Hayneplane​
11​
12​
00:36​
George Bennett​
Salvarani​
14​
14​
01:11​
Oscar Rodriguez​
Carton​
16​
17​
02:19​
Ruben Guerreiro​
DJSprtsch​
15​
18​
02:20​
Dani Martinez​
JoeD1997​
23​
19​
02:31​
Herman Pernsteiner​
SafeBet​
26​
22​
03:27​
Louis Meintjes​
Wirral​
33​
33​
07:29​
Kilian Frankiny​
Hakkie​
31​
34​
07:30​
Peter Stetina​
Tigerion​
27​
35​
08:16​
Matteo Fabbro​
Cian​
46​
38​
09:46​
Sergio Pardilla​
Armchair Cyclist​
36​
39​
09:47​
Antonio Pedrero​
Libertine Seguros​
51​
56​
17:12​
Sergei Chernetski​
Starlord​
26​
69​
21:54​
Felix Grossschartner​
Anderis​
75​
100​
31:12​
Tao Geoghegan-Hart​
Shadow93​
51​
109​
33:38​
Robert Power​
Laarsland​
95​
168​
66:59​
Nicolas Roche
Logic is your friend​
2 (st 2)​
Alex Aranburu
Scarponi​
9 (st 2)​
Victor de la Parte
Tobydawq​
17​
DNF​
David de la Cruz
Del1962​
9 (st6)​
Jesus Herrada
Pantani lives​
1 (st6)​

 
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RiderManagerBest placingCurrent GCGap
Wilco KeldermanRed Rick12903:36
Pierre LatourHayneplane111103:55
Herman PernsteinerSafeBet111406:08
Dani MartinezJoeD1997232310:17
Louis MeintjesWirral162410:43
Kilian FrankinyHakkie202612:06
Peter StetinaTigerion253014:32
Ruben GuerreiroDJSprtsch153317:25
Sergio PardillaArmchair Cyclist364628:18
Matteo FabbroCian465632:48
Antonio PedreroLibertine Seguros515934:23
Felix GrossschartnerAnderis447642:17
Sergei ChernetskiStarlord268546:06
Tao Geoghegan-HartShadow93519448:43
Robert PowerLaarsland9416201:30:01
Nicolas RocheLogic is your friend2 (st 2)
Alex AranburuScarponi9 (st 2)
Victor de la ParteTobydawq17DNF
David de la CruzDel19629 (st6)
Jesus HerradaPantani lives1 (st6)
Rafal MajkaKoronin5 (st7)-
George BennettSalvarani9 (st7)
Oscar RodriguezCarton10 (st7)
 
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