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2017 Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol

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Koronin [Koronin] Sunday 19.Feb 17:20, 2017
Valverde wins the overall for pro career win #100.

Nathan [De Adelaar] Sunday 19.Feb 17:09, 2017
@Bst Well done on that, congrats!

Bst222 [Bst222] Sunday 19.Feb 17:08, 2017
I'm really glad I ended up picking Campenaerts and Wellens that gave me my first ever stage win!

Nathan [De Adelaar] Saturday 18.Feb 16:36, 2017
Good win for Coquard, my two fellow Dutchman 4th and 5th is okay :)

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Friday 17.Feb 17:26, 2017
Crash I would imagine. he had started the TT so it's most probable explanation

Koronin [Koronin] Friday 17.Feb 17:23, 2017
Between yesterdays mountain stage and today's time trial many thought there would be decent time gaps. Yet it is 1 second that separates Valverde and Contador. The last two stages are for the sprinters, plus no time bonuses.

Koronin [Koronin] Friday 17.Feb 17:18, 2017
WOW, I'm surprised Izaguirre pulled out. He's typically a good time trialist. Wonder what went wrong today for him.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Friday 17.Feb 16:59, 2017
DNF. crash I assume

goon1221 [BMC] Friday 17.Feb 16:59, 2017
Dnf ? Did he crash ?

goon1221 [BMC] Friday 17.Feb 16:58, 2017
Wow ... what happens with Izaguirre? ? Not on the top 20 list .....

Lol123 [High Flyers] Friday 17.Feb 16:39, 2017
Izzy retires

boris03 [Cycling lions] Friday 17.Feb 16:36, 2017
Great TT for Poels...

goon1221 [BMC] Friday 17.Feb 08:52, 2017
Congratz with Lowell Bailey by the way .... world champ 20 k biathlon. ... it's all over the news over there ... right ? :D

Koronin [Koronin] Friday 17.Feb 05:33, 2017
LOL, he claimed that yesterday when he won the stage. He's always been good at those type of comments though. Plus his comment after he signed his new contract comes to mind though. I do not remember what he was asked, but his response was he he has nothing left to prove to anyone. He keeps racing because he loves and it's fun. Then he said something about adding to his palmares and trying to win some races he hasn't won yet, specifically Amstel Gold, Lombardia and the Worlds, then was talking about chasing history at the Ardennes and la Vuelta.

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 16.Feb 22:53, 2017
Hehe i guess it's easyer for Valverde to claim no gc ambitions, than to edmit that he couldn't follow contador ....

Koronin [Koronin] Thursday 16.Feb 21:34, 2017
Remember Valverde is not a pure climber like the rest of the GC guys are. All the other GC riders are pure climbers. Valverde is a classics specialist that just happens to be a good climber. Some of that is because he actually enjoys climbing. Now he did make an interesting comment after yesterday's stage where he said he and the team didn't come here for GC they came here to win a stage. It looks like tomorrow will be a deciding ITT when people thought today's stage would be that.

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 16.Feb 20:52, 2017
Well, i saw Cav give Edvald the worst leadout in history yesterday :D

boris03 [Cycling lions] Thursday 16.Feb 19:26, 2017
But he scored 91 FC points this season so far and he has wage of 1 in season fantasy... Last season when I and Tomas he had him (in different parts of the season of course) for wage about 15 he scored 122 FC points during the whole season.
Last year in Eurometropole race I didn’t choose Capiot... He finnished fourth... Some of my sprinters (Holst Enger and Dupont were DNF)...
Same in Algarve this year... I had doubt between Cav and Greipel... Guess.. My pick was Cav... He was nowhere to seen in the stage 1...

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Thursday 16.Feb 18:52, 2017
Well Picking Pelucchi is usually a bad idea man :)

boris03 [Cycling lions] Thursday 16.Feb 18:49, 2017
Amaury Capiot DNF! WTF is with that guy? He was good in Almeria and I thought he will be in top 5 on both sprint stages... But he abandoned... Whole peloton finished but only he and Pardilla abandoned...
Why those things happen always to me? (for example Pelucchi last season in SF... )

Nathan [De Adelaar] Thursday 16.Feb 17:17, 2017
I just hope my sprinters will perform when they need to! I need it, sitting around 90th now..

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 16.Feb 17:09, 2017
Pinot has found his klimbing legs back .... let's See how his TT is then .... can he have both ?? :D

Lol123 [High Flyers] Thursday 16.Feb 17:06, 2017
Ah, didnt notice Contador had same time as Valv coming into this

Nathan [De Adelaar] Thursday 16.Feb 17:05, 2017
Allez Thibaut!! And what comeback of Alejandro that was!

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 16.Feb 17:04, 2017
Valverde lost jersey to contador though

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 16.Feb 17:03, 2017
Pinot or Izaguirre favourites to win now ....

Lol123 [High Flyers] Thursday 16.Feb 17:03, 2017
Exciting end, Pinot wins stage, Condador wins confidence, Valverde hold jersey, Sky have Team Jersey in the bag ;)

Lol123 [High Flyers] Thursday 16.Feb 16:57, 2017
Valverde has completely cracked, just not mountain GC rider.

Haha, Poels still has 2 team mates.

Lol123 [High Flyers] Thursday 16.Feb 16:55, 2017
i worried about Contador doing a Contador crack.

Lol123 [High Flyers] Thursday 16.Feb 16:43, 2017
Team Sky in power right now.

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 16.Feb 09:09, 2017
HA Logreid :D .... yeah i thought so :D ... No i'm kidding .... still, in case someone took the headline of the post for "good fish " ( norwegian expresion, i'm sure the foreighn can understand what it means ) Hope it helped at least one player :)))

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Wednesday 15.Feb 21:55, 2017
Full correct results now up

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Wednesday 15.Feb 19:40, 2017
Full results up but the results are messy so timings will alter most likely

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Wednesday 15.Feb 17:16, 2017
Glad I picked Rosa and glad most ignored him :) This is good

Logreid [JohnGadretPartykjepp] Wednesday 15.Feb 09:59, 2017
As you know, goon, I'm merely obfuscating to increase my chances of decent result,

Can't decide between Pinot and Oomen - the former is a no-brainer given decent form but was sick during Valenciana whilst the latter has a designated team leader, but is able to pull off good results on parcours like this. No youth shirt last year, though.

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 14.Feb 22:17, 2017
So, Ion Izaguirre is starting as the lists sais around and not like the creature of this tread claims :))) so all of us that reasonable have him on our teams, can keep him there :)))

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Tuesday 14.Feb 22:05, 2017
Official start list added. No big changes, maybe Timothy Dupont, but he didn't had a star last time I checked.

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Tuesday 14.Feb 21:24, 2017
My point is, if you know what day it is and where the race is in the world, you can have a good idea of when it's going to be. These things aren't difficult to find either, most race websites/programmes have start time of 1st stage.

BartVelo [BartVelo] Tuesday 14.Feb 21:07, 2017
@Assassin, the point was that all players need to know until when they can deliver their team and not be surprised by a sudden closing of a manager...

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Tuesday 14.Feb 20:55, 2017

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Tuesday 14.Feb 20:51, 2017
Had him on my team in Japan Cup 2015. The alternatives must have been shit

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Tuesday 14.Feb 20:32, 2017
What about Polanc star marked :)

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Tuesday 14.Feb 20:08, 2017
Victor Campenaerts star marked, well now I've seen it all :)

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Tuesday 14.Feb 19:22, 2017
Well it's tomorrow and it's European race bart so probs around the same time as every other race like it :)

BartVelo [BartVelo] Tuesday 14.Feb 19:16, 2017
Deadline time is missing ...

Nathan [De Adelaar] Tuesday 14.Feb 19:12, 2017
I really hope that is the case!

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 14.Feb 18:02, 2017
Both races is on ES N ( norwegian eurosport ) so if you got something equivalent in netherlands ?

Nathan [De Adelaar] Tuesday 14.Feb 17:45, 2017
Will this race be on live tv?

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 14.Feb 09:40, 2017
Sure Boris, and in Algarve the sprinters can shine from the start .... No problem to see why the sprinters choose like they do .... but this was wierdly inconspicuous :D i had to bring it up :)))

boris03 [Cycling lions] Tuesday 14.Feb 06:59, 2017
Sprint stages in Algarve have less techical finales than ones in Andalucia... And Algarve has lighter route where sprinters can more relax between sprint stages...
So if I’m sprinter my obvious choose would be Algarve becauss it has the easiest route and the most beautiful sprints...

Koronin [Koronin] Tuesday 14.Feb 05:33, 2017
LOL, no kidding about the sprinters all going to Algrave and almost none going to Andalucía. At this race Valverde could win a field sprint if he decides to get involved one.

goon1221 [BMC] Monday 13.Feb 23:34, 2017
Yeah ... they could Split up the sprint field in Algarve and give Coquard a LITTLE BIT of competition in Andalucia :D talk about uneven distribution of sprinters :D i mean, there are two sprints in both races ....

Nathan [De Adelaar] Monday 13.Feb 18:58, 2017
So Ion is racing after all :-)

Logreid [JohnGadretPartykjepp] Monday 13.Feb 11:52, 2017
Bahrain Merida have announced their team, and lo and behold Ion Lion Zion is back i #Sisyphean

Logreid [JohnGadretPartykjepp] Monday 13.Feb 08:42, 2017
Hi Jspear. When sources differ and I can't any more info on the race homepage or team homepage, I usually go with CyclingFever's version.

This is corroborated by the race's homepage and a few other sources, though no statement has been made by Bahrain - Merida on their final selection or whether/why Ion is sitting this one out. Perhaps he's changing his ear piercings.

I'll keep a keen eye out for finalized news on this.

Jspear [Jspear] Monday 13.Feb 04:51, 2017
What's your source for saying Izaguirre isn't riding?

Logreid [JohnGadretPartykjepp] Monday 13.Feb 00:48, 2017
Startlist updated, Ion Izaguirre out as far as star-marked riders go.

There are still some discrepancies with Oman/Algarve/Andalucia with riders being moved between these races, so I'd advise managers to check in right up to the deadline to make sure their selections are valid.