goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 19.Apr 18:15, 2017
I guess he was an option becaus of Sanchez condition after his crash in pais vasco. ... but I could never pick him becaus of Hermans ....so yeah ... well done :))
LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Wednesday 19.Apr 18:13, 2017
Well, these usually dont go very well, but I picked him mainly because of his words before the race. He sounded very optimistic and as he knew this climb being in the top 10 earlier before I thought with the solid form he might have a shot to separate me from other managers out there :D
Last time when I trusted a rider it was Sean De Bie and he did absolutely nothing at DBP, after basically saying the same words than Teuns today.
Jspear [Jspear] Wednesday 19.Apr 18:04, 2017
@LosBrolin - just curious. Did you pick him because of something you read, gut feeling, random pick? Just curious what your thought process was....if it ain't to big of a secret. :)
Regardless, great pick and win.
Marek_c [Passionforbiking] Wednesday 19.Apr 13:06, 2017
Since it is so obvious with Mur de huy, I'm one of the crazy managers NOT picking Valverde as a captain :). Even if he most probably will win again.. I let myself a chance in case something unexpected happens. :)
Francisco [K92-União Ciclista] Wednesday 19.Apr 12:23, 2017
I'm one of the 15 crazy managers who didn't bet in Kwiato! I'm even crazier because he's one of my favourites riders...:D
My apologies to the other 14 managers if i have offended you. Later we'll see if we are really crazy or visionary... :)
Koronin [Koronin] Tuesday 18.Apr 19:58, 2017
LOL, Add the team that Quick Step could send if they were healthy. D. Martin, Alaphilippe and Gilbert. Plus the team Orica could send. I think if they both did that Valverde would be laughing at the lengths other teams were going to to try to beat him to the top of the Mur de Huy. At this point Valverde still has to be the odds on favorite to win.
goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 18.Apr 19:34, 2017
Ah ... no Yates' .... well, that makes it a little easyer ..... Think of the team Orica could have sendt here .... Yates' Albasini and Chaves .... even Valverde would get his hands full :)))
Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 17.Apr 20:45, 2017
Even before Alaphillippe and Gilbert were confirmed out, it was written in the stars that Valverde wins this. Everything is about Mur de Huy, and nobody beats Valverde there unless he has missed with his form, and just don't think that is the case, even though he wasn't that good in Amstel that I was expecting.
Koronin [Koronin] Monday 17.Apr 20:39, 2017
Wow, both Alaphilippe and Gilbert out. Do we just hand the winners trophy to Valverde now and let everyone else race for 2nd and 3rd?
Alaphilippe hurt his knee at the Tour of Basque Country.
Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Monday 17.Apr 10:56, 2017
speaking of which... http://www.quickstepfloorscycling.com/en/news/detail/philipe-gilbert-out-of-remaining-ardennes-classics/3120
goon1221 [BMC] Monday 17.Apr 09:53, 2017
Fleche wallonne. ... maybe the most predictable classic of the spring .... well not maybe ... it IS the most predictable classic of them all ..... how ever, we can't have a manager game without questions and doubts. .... and Orica will help us with that :D .... they Will step up with 3 clear candidates for the podium in Albasini and Adam and Simon Yates .... thank god QSF only got Dan Martin and Gilbert on place, and no Alaphilippe ( for some reason .... is he injured ? ) ..... I was pretty certain on my team pre previews and startlists, but not so much anymore :D