Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 12.Feb 21:27, 2017
I had a very good August and September last year, but thenI had to pick Fränk and Zaugg to Lombardia and then nothing worked out until I was second in Worlds, which was a disappointment since I was hoping for a win there after the race. But now, I don't have to do picks like that, although I consider Bob for Oman, but still many years for retirement race for him thankfully.
Felline new allrounder? He secured a win in Criterium International for me some years ago, that was his breakthrough in mountains, and now he seems to have recovered from his Amstel crash, so expect a very good season from him this season.
Logreid [JohnGadretPartykjepp] Sunday 12.Feb 21:08, 2017
Beware LUX, I was more or less in your position at this stage last year but reverted back to my mediocre mean very soon. However, your hot spell has endured for the latter stages of last season too - perhaps it was the Schlecks holding you back all along?
I have to say Felline and Restrepo (hello Ritle) are staking their claims as two of the most exciting new allrounders at the moment, climbing just as well as they sprint. Perhaps Felline can become rider everyone thought Moreno Moser would turn into in 2012.
goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 12.Feb 18:22, 2017
Andy .... it's not like anyone has opened up a gap here though :D but don't you worry Andy ....
you will soon be left out of this uncomfortable position for you :D soon soon :)))
Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 12.Feb 18:20, 2017
* the riders also get points from racing in the jerseys (20pts for a day in the leader jersey, and 10pts for the others)
* riders winning the combative title are given 40 pts a stage
Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 12.Feb 18:07, 2017
No, but have discussed with Partyfinn and Assassins among others earlier, but not for this one. For Steinvik, I was logged at his profile, so had to enter a team with Nico Vinz as the captain of course.
Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 12.Feb 18:00, 2017
Still wondering how I can be the best of the rest in the overall. Second with only Ruvu ahead of me shouldn't be possible. The big question after Tomas didn't chose a proper team here is when do I crack?
Logreid: Was Cattaneo in the breakaway? I see he actually was top 10 and was on the Steinvik team we set up Friday evening.
Logreid [JohnGadretPartykjepp] Sunday 12.Feb 13:41, 2017
Only way I'm winning is if Felline defeats Ulissi in a two-up sprint whilst Gavazzi wins the gallop in the chasing bunch with Petilli and Hardy on the subsequent placings.
Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Saturday 11.Feb 16:26, 2017
You can never be 100% sure what might happen, and being sure of 3 guys doesn't really help. And as EPO says, you can have most of your team up there and still finish miles downs. Not an easy race at all
Logreid [JohnGadretPartykjepp] Friday 10.Feb 09:42, 2017
Hard to pick a team even before the Italian national squad was announced. Still feels like one of those races with such a wide array of plausible outcomes with so many riders still only getting started that a couple of outsider picks could make sense.
Hope proper coverage is available this year, has looked like a very exciting race from the highlights package in previous years. Would be good to catch a glimpse of Carboni who I expect to sign for WT or good pro conti-team for next year.