2016 Amgen Tour of California

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Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 28.May 19:00, 2016
4th FC-manager overall
updated now

TomBoonenFanboy [TeamBE] Saturday 28.May 18:52, 2016
8th FC-manager overall
The duels on this one aren't counted?

boris03 [Cycling lions] Monday 23.May 07:40, 2016
15th FC-manager overall
Are this manager results final?

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 20.May 00:31, 2016
11th FC-manager overall
If the time gaps are correct today, this looks good for Skujins, but I never trust time gaps in ToC, that's make it a fun race to watch!

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Wednesday 18.May 01:44, 2016
7th FC-manager overall
Great ride by Powless, huh. Stetina also making a nice comeback.

Ole A.Fikerud [The Rockets] Wednesday 18.May 01:17, 2016
16th FC-manager overall
Yeah, Alaphilippe will win this in the end without accidents, and Powless is just amazing. This is one of the reasons I like the american races. We always see a New domestic face, impressing. Him and Morton stirring Things up is Nice to watch

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 18.May 01:10, 2016
11th FC-manager overall
Difficult to know what Alaphillipe can do, but hilly time trial is good for him, and he was good in the short and flat time trial here last year. Bookwalter, on the other hand, should do a very good time trial, but he rarely wins, so not in the GC here either. What do you think about Powless? Decent time trial in Gila, and was way better than I had expected today, given his performance this year.

Ole A.Fikerud [The Rockets] Wednesday 18.May 01:06, 2016
16th FC-manager overall
Bookwalter all the way here, but Alaphilippe impressed a lot today.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 18.May 01:05, 2016
11th FC-manager overall
You have right, should be hoping for Bookwalter because of the season fantasy, but actually I hope Alaphilippe can take it home this year.

Ole A.Fikerud [The Rockets] Wednesday 18.May 01:02, 2016
16th FC-manager overall
30 Seconds between Dennis and Bookwalter in the ITT in USA Challenge last year. Dennis is not in that shape now it seems.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 18.May 01:01, 2016
11th FC-manager overall
To be honest, I thought it was Dennis at fourth today. My fail! But it's still a 20 km ITT, a minute is possible for Dennis there.

Ole A.Fikerud [The Rockets] Wednesday 18.May 00:59, 2016
16th FC-manager overall
Bookwalter is closer, and is also good on ITT

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 18.May 00:57, 2016
11th FC-manager overall
Alaphilippe! But Dennis is still close, so perhaps a new second in the GC.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Tuesday 17.May 01:08, 2016
11th FC-manager overall
Is Ben King the Garmin-rider with most wins the last two seasons?

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Sunday 15.May 21:53, 2016
30th FC-manager overall
Oh la la! I'm saving this for an evening on the bike in the off-season.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 15.May 21:51, 2016
11th FC-manager overall
Andy on Izoard and Galibier was better! :)

Tomas [Second Coming] Sunday 15.May 21:50, 2016
27th FC-manager overall
Best stage ever ;)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 15.May 21:49, 2016
11th FC-manager overall
Correct!! One of the best mountain stage in the 2010s.

Tomas [Second Coming] Sunday 15.May 21:48, 2016
27th FC-manager overall
Was that the stage where R/Shack attacked with the whole team far far away from the finishing line?

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 15.May 21:45, 2016
11th FC-manager overall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao2kugwxZCk

Here you have the final hour of the stage, but so much happened before this video turns in.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 15.May 21:41, 2016
11th FC-manager overall
No, 2012! He attacked at the first climb on the queen stage, and got his whole team, including The Jensie on an attack. But he was eventually reeled in by the peloton.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Sunday 15.May 21:37, 2016
30th FC-manager overall
Going by the results I think you mean 2011, Andyman? I didn't have time to catch back up with cycling properly before the 2013-editions, so those exploits don't exist to me.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 15.May 21:31, 2016
11th FC-manager overall
You are meaning you are missing Horner? What he did in 2012 was so great!

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Sunday 15.May 21:31, 2016
4th FC-manager overall
And I'm one of the few who dropped Cavendish. I only see 3 stages for him here, so I went with Van den Broeck instead. A less safe pick, but he has a higher points potential.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Sunday 15.May 21:30, 2016
30th FC-manager overall
K92 - I've gone even more experimental and hoping Machado is Katusha's main GC guy, even though he hasn't shown the same climbing abilities lately which have seen him well here previously.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Sunday 15.May 21:28, 2016
30th FC-manager overall
The last few editions have been a bit less action packed than expected with guys more inclined to TTing controlling even the toughest mountain stages.

Hoping for slightly more explosive racing this year with Jaramilo and Craddock among the main protagonists.

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 15.May 21:11, 2016
3rd FC-manager overall
I see all my main competitores, Giopiprimavera, Ruvu, MatinK, Partykjepp and EPO got him on their teams, but all seemed to just didn't dare to drop him and put him on 80% .... so Peter Kennaugh .... FLYYYYY :D

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 15.May 21:00, 2016
3rd FC-manager overall
I droped Bookwalter again, like last year :D that was no good, and i never learn obviously :D

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Sunday 15.May 20:57, 2016
25th FC-manager overall
I'm expecting a great TT and a very decent climb on queen stage from Jurgen, wich will allow him to be Top5 at the end!

I've changed Samu for him, not because i don't believe him (he's having a great year) but because i think he will support Rohan and Brent in this us race.


Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 15.May 20:27, 2016
11th FC-manager overall
When we're talking about Giant's American riders; this is the last race in the career of Caleb Fairly.

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 15.May 13:58, 2016
3rd FC-manager overall
Yeah, this manager leaves no good feelings :D .... well, i trust Sagan, Kristoff, Coquard and Cavendish to pick decent amount of point though, but GC is a gamble .... and what about GVA which this parcours is made for ?? Not aesy to pick him right now either :D

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 15.May 12:50, 2016
11th FC-manager overall
He should be top five, since he has been in California for at least one month to prepare for this race, but you never know with him. And I have still not found any GC-riders I trust 100% here.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Sunday 15.May 12:33, 2016
30th FC-manager overall
Laurens ten Dam will either place top five or bottom five - hard decision for my manager team.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 15.May 11:56, 2016
11th FC-manager overall
There, the official start list added, just some minor changes from yesterday's update, like Kiryienka in.

SpokenSpin [spokeNspinners] Saturday 14.May 21:51, 2016
24th FC-manager overall
Kiryienka is in.

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Saturday 14.May 13:59, 2016
7th FC-manager overall
Jones out, Morton in? :) Although I'm not sure does Lachlan even wants to be at WT-team anymore.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 14.May 13:42, 2016
30th FC-manager overall
Good to see Degenkolb back, but disappointed Carter Jones isn't riding. His transition to Europe hasn't panned out as hoped, so I would assume he's looking for a contract with a North American team for 2017.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Saturday 14.May 13:31, 2016
30th FC-manager overall
Sky's merry-go-round continues - latest is Moscon in and Swift out

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 14.May 12:50, 2016
11th FC-manager overall
11:30 local time, seems like that is 20:30 CET.

BartVelo [BartVelo] Saturday 14.May 11:54, 2016
12th FC-manager overall
What is the deadline here? Sunday early in the morning or Sunday late in the evening.

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Saturday 14.May 11:11, 2016
25th FC-manager overall
Rebuilding my team.
Big challenge here :)

goon1221 [BMC] Saturday 14.May 10:40, 2016
3rd FC-manager overall
Who the hell is BMCs captain ?? Bookwalter, Dennis or Sammy boy ...... yeah, this startlist and this course makes this manager impossible :D one of the worst this year .... no duel on this one :D

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 14.May 00:10, 2016
11th FC-manager overall
The 2012 winner, Gesink has not traveled to California, Jumbo has instead chosen a sprint train for Groenewegen and stage hunters like Teunissen.

Ole A.Fikerud [The Rockets] Friday 13.May 18:40, 2016
16th FC-manager overall
Got big problems picking a team to this one. Some favorite riders here that I always want to pick, but it's safe to say that it's not a good idea since this game is about gaining as much Points as possible. I always like going for domestic riders in these american races, but this year it's hard because of the stage profiles and the fast guys entering. Wish some of the stages were a bit harder.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Friday 13.May 13:39, 2016
30th FC-manager overall
Alaphilippe in, still waiting for a couple of the smaller teams.

Last-chance saloon for Arrendondo at WT-level for now? Been a bad two years for him after the 2014-Giro.

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 12.May 14:00, 2016
3rd FC-manager overall
Wierd joke Andy :D:D didn't get it .... ?

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 12.May 13:59, 2016
3rd FC-manager overall
Alaphilippe

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 12.May 13:39, 2016
11th FC-manager overall
A Frenchman doing well in the US? That can't be true.

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Thursday 12.May 13:02, 2016
25th FC-manager overall
One place empty in my team, waiting for a certain french guy.. :)

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Wednesday 11.May 14:07, 2016
30th FC-manager overall
Star-pick Moscon out.

goon1221 [BMC] Monday 2.May 21:45, 2016
3rd FC-manager overall
Let's see .... some action guys is necessery, with that theres no doubt, but sprinter or semi sprinter ... ?

stage 1 is the key in that matter ... i mean a 9 km 5.5% climb halfway through .... it will surprise me much if that stage don't end up in a mass sprint, stage 2 looks like some fun racing with an attacking winner or a reduced sprint, stage 8 is an obvious one, while stage 7 will lose some sprinters, and a breakaway is not unlikely either .... Sagan and Kristoff should be pretty obvious picks .... i see Avermaet is back already, but how strong will he be at this point after his surgery :))) several suitable stages for him as well :))) The winning manager team needs some sprinter, that should be pretty clear :)))

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Monday 2.May 20:32, 2016
25th FC-manager overall
I wonder if a have space for sprinters...
It looks like a very hilly hard race, this year...

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Sunday 1.May 13:03, 2016
30th FC-manager overall
Stage 1 (most likely) and 8 will be bunch sprints, but not sure any fast men but Sagan will be able to contest stage 2, 4 and 7. Should be exciting to follow the odds of different scenarios change throughout those.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 1.May 12:55, 2016
11th FC-manager overall
Where is Mt.Baldy? Looking forward to Sagan vs Kristoff in the sprints, perhaps Van Poppel and Groenewegen also want to contest there.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Sunday 1.May 11:59, 2016
30th FC-manager overall
I find the parcours really interesting for this edition!