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2017 Tour de Romandie

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Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 29.Apr 17:28, 2017
3rd FC-manager overall
Yates as well

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 29.Apr 17:27, 2017
3rd FC-manager overall
Seems Ulissi brought his inhaler while Froome left it at home

Nathan [CT Glory] Saturday 29.Apr 13:35, 2017
14th FC-manager overall
I'll be happy if Cruz wins today :)

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Saturday 29.Apr 13:25, 2017
23th FC-manager overall
Well, back to business...
Go Sebastien!
And take Cruz and Tejay with you...:D

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Saturday 29.Apr 13:24, 2017
23th FC-manager overall
He's still riding.
I'm sure there are plenty of people ready to suport him on the road...
Maybe Le Pen can cross the border to cheers him...

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 29.Apr 13:11, 2017
15th FC-manager overall
I knew you would ask that, so I just answered before you posted :)

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Saturday 29.Apr 13:10, 2017
23th FC-manager overall
I see andy answered already to my question...:|

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Saturday 29.Apr 13:09, 2017
23th FC-manager overall
Well, that's about Sky.
What about race organizers?..
It's not less than 2 riders fighting, for example...

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 29.Apr 13:08, 2017
15th FC-manager overall
He should not have been allowed to start today. Even though Reza accepted the apology UCI should make a case about this. But since British Cycling runs UCI this is not going to happen, unfortunately.

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Saturday 29.Apr 12:53, 2017
5th FC-manager overall
Sky have confirmed that Moscon used racial slurs and will be dealt with "internally". Aka, nothing will be done as per usual.

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Saturday 29.Apr 12:00, 2017
23th FC-manager overall
Today starts my race, after the 1st stage's disapointment...

It's about time to race organisers have a unique measure when classifying climbs...:(

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Friday 28.Apr 19:41, 2017
5th FC-manager overall
Looks like Gianni Moscon but i not sure

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 28.Apr 19:29, 2017
15th FC-manager overall

Looks like it can be a Sky rider.

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 27.Apr 16:26, 2017
19th FC-manager overall
I don't know what impressed me the most ... the ride or the comments :D

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Thursday 27.Apr 13:38, 2017
5th FC-manager overall
Don't give up. I trusted my knowledge of the climb yesterday and luckily it paid off but the form i'm in at the moment, i will probably go boom

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Thursday 27.Apr 12:39, 2017
23th FC-manager overall
I thought yesterday's climb could make some diferences... bad reading...:)
Now, i'll have to wait to the weekend to see my team perform GREAT! :)
Assassin, the duel is yours...:)

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 26.Apr 18:52, 2017
19th FC-manager overall
After cleaning up the result list a little bit, Ion Izagirre again find himself in a great position .... and the queen stage suits him very well .... can he hold it together for once ?

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Tuesday 25.Apr 20:23, 2017
4th FC-manager overall
Great development Tomas.

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 25.Apr 20:21, 2017
19th FC-manager overall
In danish though, but I guess thats what we got google trans for :p ....

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Tuesday 25.Apr 20:13, 2017
23th FC-manager overall
Tomorrow will show who made the best choices...:)
I picked Sebastien and Castroviejo instead of Albasini and Felline. Hoping the Spanish can lose small time tomorrow and Saturday to have a chance to place top10 Sunday. The Swiss I just hope he can enjoy racing without Pinot and show how strong he can be...

P.S. Tejay in my team as usual...:) nothing to declare so far...:) he would have done a good prologue if not falling...

Nathan [CT Glory] Tuesday 25.Apr 20:08, 2017
14th FC-manager overall
I would love to get evidence of this interview goon :D

Tomas [Second Coming] Tuesday 25.Apr 20:06, 2017
30th FC-manager overall
Manager view shines here. I get to see the red marks for all teams in my setup for Felline.

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 25.Apr 20:01, 2017
19th FC-manager overall
My last move was Albasini from 80 to 100 and Felline from 100 to 80 :D ..... I hold my tradision and change myself down the list in my last move :D probably. ... little early to say that though :D

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 25.Apr 19:55, 2017
19th FC-manager overall
Yes ... he can limit his lost in these not so hard climbs, and sprint in some bonus seconds and a strong TT .... I give him a chance :)))

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Tuesday 25.Apr 19:51, 2017
4th FC-manager overall
Felline has looked very good in the mountains this year. But has always played the team game. He is designated team leader for this race, not too often he gets that with Contador and Mollema in the team.

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 25.Apr 19:48, 2017
19th FC-manager overall
That might be an even better call than just this prolog EPO ... in an interview after the race he claims he will go after the gc win here :)))

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Tuesday 25.Apr 19:26, 2017
4th FC-manager overall
DD put out an all African team. That's a first in a WT event.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Tuesday 25.Apr 19:02, 2017
3rd FC-manager overall
My last change: Jungels out, Felline in. Definitely the right call, hah

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Tuesday 25.Apr 15:59, 2017
4th FC-manager overall
Felline records fastest time by 7 secs. 10secs faster than Roglic.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Tuesday 25.Apr 15:54, 2017
4th FC-manager overall
Roglic already has 20-30 secs lead on Froome, Porte, and Zakarin. Very handy.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Tuesday 25.Apr 15:03, 2017
15th FC-manager overall
I can't exactly call him a joker, but just have to hope Castroviejo on 125% pays off and that the parcours is just as easy as I think. He's my outsider pick to win the whole race, but he may lose too much on Saturday, but not very hard final climb, so I think he can do it actually.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Tuesday 25.Apr 11:40, 2017
15th FC-manager overall
You can expect a Bob training to the Giro, I'm still not convinced he will finish the race, but since it's a TT on Sunday he might do.

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Tuesday 25.Apr 11:31, 2017
23th FC-manager overall
With this race finishing 4 or 5 days before Giro, what can we expect from Ilnur, Tejay, Simon or Bob?...
Or even Sebastien?..

Very, very dificult.
If Chris, Richie, Ion or Primuz are obvious the rest isn't. There are some strong names to "replace" the Giro riders...

Koronin [Koronin] Monday 24.Apr 22:54, 2017
I keep going back and forth with Amador and Fernandez or just put them both on my team. Amador should be headed to the Giro to be the top helper for Quintana. Fernandez is not headed to the Giro. Amador is a proven team leader for Movistar while Fernandez is not, yet he has gotten some very good results for the team when needed.

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Monday 24.Apr 19:16, 2017
5th FC-manager overall
He has but i still think when push comes to shove, Bob is better.

goon1221 [BMC] Monday 24.Apr 18:55, 2017
19th FC-manager overall
Actually De la cruz has two really strong TTs behind him this season ... 5th on a 28 km in pais Vasco, and 6th on a 15 km ( with the steep climb last km ) in Paris Nice .... he has definitely taken a step this season :)))

goon1221 [BMC] Monday 24.Apr 18:43, 2017
19th FC-manager overall
I am sorry Andy .... I don't agree at all .... weither some of the climbs are cancelled or changed into something easyer, or remains as they are, the "long" TT is still the crucial stage, and it won't matter that much either way .... so that is not a question at all .... besides, when we set teams, we can't take other precautions than what the parcours descriptions tells us .... I am much more interested in what people in here has to say about the riders .... De la Cruz or Jungels fex ? Thats one of my big doubts ... and what about Zakarin and Spilak ... Spilak known as mr. Romandie, but hasn't showed anytring for a long time, and Zakarin, potentially the 3rd strongest guy here, done really well here before and SHOULD be in great shape for the Giro now .... showed great form before i crached out off catalunya a month ago ......

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Monday 24.Apr 18:41, 2017
5th FC-manager overall
if the TT is the crucial stage, surely Bob. De La Cruz is by no means awful TT'er but he's no Bob when Bob is in full flow

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 24.Apr 17:20, 2017
15th FC-manager overall
The biggest issue here is to find out how tough the stages are and to figure out if any stages are due to changes because of weather, that has happened in Romandie before recently.

goon1221 [BMC] Monday 24.Apr 14:19, 2017
19th FC-manager overall
Tour de Romandie ... Last prep for some of the Giro guys like Jungels, Zakarin, Van Garderen and Simon Yates. ... that opens up a couple of questions managervize .... at first glance, 9 guys just ran out of the startlist into my team, but unfortunately, my brain startet to run with it, so the doubts was unavoidable :D .... De la cruz or Jungels ? Zakarin or Spilak ? Simon Yates ? I mean the TT km are crucial here, and Albasini got some really good chances for a stage win or two ..... Van Garderen in addition to Porte ? .... what do we think here people ?