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Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Friday 21.Apr 22:06, 2017
4th FC-manager overall - 7th FC-manager last 6 weeks
The organizers will probably think twice about inviting Cannondale back, Formolo was in contention after all, certainly for a podium spot anyway, Very poor behaviour imo. Not sure if BMC removed Caruso for the same reason as Cannondale, He could of crashed previous day, or was ill, don't know.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 21.Apr 20:52, 2017
16th FC-manager overall - 11th FC-manager last 6 weeks
The organizer got bad karma for changing race name, for extending it to 5 days and not having a proper MTF.

Francisco [K92-União Ciclista] Friday 21.Apr 20:40, 2017
24th FC-manager overall - 15th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Truly a shame, specially Caruso and Formolo, both in top10.
I wonder what organizers felt...

goon1221 [BMC] Friday 21.Apr 18:10, 2017
19th FC-manager overall - 23th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Top 5 ... 7th 10th and 19th best points pickers on my team ..... in most games thats a top 6 selection of riders .... but here it holds a 41st :D Wow .... a quality game there ... gratz to the top guys here ... well done :)))

goon1221 [BMC] Friday 21.Apr 16:15, 2017
19th FC-manager overall - 23th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Absolutly. .. I put him on 80% .... and he deserved even better :))) when he crashed the horrible crash in 2015 he was close to the best climber in the world, so I guess if he finds back to something close to that, he'll be high in the Giro :))) too bad he is a mess on the TT bike :D he looks like it don't fit some how :D

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Friday 21.Apr 16:05, 2017
4th FC-manager overall - 7th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Best form Pozzovivo has shown, by a long way, since his 2015 Giro crash.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 21.Apr 15:58, 2017
16th FC-manager overall - 11th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Think one of the reason for this is that Trentino has been 4-days race earlier, and now this year is 5-days. I don't agree in the decisions for those who didn't start, but just trying to find a reason for it. Nobody of these will do good in LBL, but most of them valuable domestiques for their captains, but just look at Pozzovivo, he finish Trentino and will do well in LBL on Sunday, maybe new top 10 upcoming.

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Friday 21.Apr 15:54, 2017
5th FC-manager overall - 16th FC-manager last 6 weeks
That's JV :)

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Friday 21.Apr 15:49, 2017
So that was the reason. What the hell Cannondale...

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Friday 21.Apr 15:35, 2017
5th FC-manager overall - 16th FC-manager last 6 weeks
He will, he's long gone :) Bernal going to take it

BartVelo [BartVelo] Friday 21.Apr 15:34, 2017
17th FC-manager overall
Tour of The Alps‏ @Tourof_TheAlps 5 u5 uur geleden
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128 riders starting, non starter Damiano Caruso, José Mendes, Davide Formolo, Davide Villella, Stefan Denifl and Lawrence Warbasse.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Friday 21.Apr 15:34, 2017
4th FC-manager overall - 7th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Hope Carthy loses young riders jersey. Cannondale don't deserve anything. Disrespectful pulling out Formolo, and Villela to ride LBL.

goon1221 [BMC] Friday 21.Apr 14:31, 2017
19th FC-manager overall - 23th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Alot of action at 50 km togo :))) Scarponi and Pinot attacks :))) this sounds to be a GREAT stage :)))

sinal [sinal cycling team] Friday 21.Apr 14:27, 2017
10th FC-manager overall - 8th FC-manager last 6 weeks
What a joke.

Formolo and Caruso DNS.

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 20.Apr 16:47, 2017
19th FC-manager overall - 23th FC-manager last 6 weeks
But his TTs are questionable, so still dropable .... at least as a top 6 guy .... He is a great point picker though ...

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Thursday 20.Apr 16:36, 2017
Of Yates only Adam starts in Italy, his brother is back up for the Tour.

Nathan [De Adelaar] Thursday 20.Apr 14:30, 2017
14th FC-manager overall - 12th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Romandie seems like a good indicator for all these giro lads..

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 20.Apr 14:23, 2017
16th FC-manager overall - 11th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Ilnur is one of the 2 missing, the other one is of course Bob. I expect him to improve from last year, his biggest issue is actually that it's a very early mountain stage this year, he is best in the third week relatively to the others.

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 20.Apr 14:21, 2017
19th FC-manager overall - 23th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Yeah, and Jungels of course ... thats the guy you looking for Andy :)))

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 20.Apr 14:10, 2017
19th FC-manager overall - 23th FC-manager last 6 weeks
What ... 16 gc guys now and 3 sprinters ... yeah good luck guys :D

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 20.Apr 14:08, 2017
19th FC-manager overall - 23th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Amador and Zakarin .... yeah ... and Costa is also there :D what a mess :D

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 20.Apr 14:02, 2017
16th FC-manager overall - 11th FC-manager last 6 weeks
You forget 2 important contenders there goon! I think you will manage to guess at least one of them.

For me it looked like Landa had won yesterday if he had wanted. And Thomas is doing like Porte did when he won Trentino and then abandoned the Giro, think that will happened to Thomas also.

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 20.Apr 13:45, 2017
19th FC-manager overall - 23th FC-manager last 6 weeks
The Giro looks really difficult to set team for this year ... I don't like it one bit .... so many strong point pickers must be left out of any team .... Yates' .. both or non ? Pozzovivo becaus of the amonth of TT km ? ... Landa or Thomas ... Who will be best ... Quintana will most likely win, or at least must be concider as favourite one ... Nibali, Kruijswijk, Pinot or the SKY guys ... Who will podium ... Mollema, Tom Dumoulin or what about the BMC guys ... sprinters ... how many can take gc places .... WOW .... alot of questions for this one :D

Francisco [K92-União Ciclista] Thursday 20.Apr 10:44, 2017
24th FC-manager overall - 15th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Yes, LosBrolin, and that will be a good question to managers here, i guess... regarding this season until yesterday i hadn't any doubt about who to pick from Sky. Not so sure anymore... as you say Thomas will probably crack somewhre in the mountains and Landa will need to be the strongest he can in 73 km of TT...

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Thursday 20.Apr 07:29, 2017
2nd FC-manager overall - 4th FC-manager last 6 weeks
He did looked way better yesterday and seems to be coming in to a some form. That's actually interesting Giro-wise, SKY have a tough call to make over there. Geraint (who should be animating/dominating classics) will most likely bonk on that mountain loaded last week and at that point Landa shouldn't have lost too much time. That would mean that he has to do TT of his life at Montefalco -stage.

sker [Team Paracarri] Thursday 20.Apr 03:08, 2017
I think Landa could actually win it, Thomas was suffering in the last few meters but he also had to came across the gap and re accellerate. Anyway Thomas had to be the winner beacuse of the bonus seconds

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 19.Apr 22:22, 2017
4th FC-manager overall - 7th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Thanks Goon.

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 19.Apr 17:48, 2017
19th FC-manager overall - 23th FC-manager last 6 weeks
From what I saw, i say yes and no .... Landa pet his back over the line, but Thomas was the strongest ....

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 19.Apr 15:55, 2017
4th FC-manager overall - 7th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Did Landa let Thomas take stage 3?

Francisco [K92-União Ciclista] Wednesday 19.Apr 10:25, 2017
24th FC-manager overall - 15th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Jspear, fair enough...:) i would think the same if it was with one of my team mates.. :)
Thanks Assassin and Aragonite, it was i nice surprise this stage victory. About overall a lot to ride yet... :)

Nathan [De Adelaar] Wednesday 19.Apr 08:59, 2017
14th FC-manager overall - 12th FC-manager last 6 weeks
I am still h(d)oping for the rise of Caruso..

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Tuesday 18.Apr 23:10, 2017
16th FC-manager overall - 11th FC-manager last 6 weeks
I have already forget the game. But to be honest, I expected today's stage also to be cancelled, and are positively surprised it wasn't. Thursday is also in danger if the forecast is correct.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Tuesday 18.Apr 22:59, 2017
4th FC-manager overall - 7th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Cancellation would be the nightmare scenario with regards this game. Would probably confirm myself, and yourself Andy, to a finishing position in the 100's.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Tuesday 18.Apr 22:47, 2017
16th FC-manager overall - 11th FC-manager last 6 weeks
They need to more change on the route tomorrow, can't see the other mountain pass still be in the race. Not surprised if the whole stage will be cancelled.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Tuesday 18.Apr 22:44, 2017
4th FC-manager overall - 7th FC-manager last 6 weeks
They have already cut the early grade 1 summit from stage 3. Snow again the reason.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Tuesday 18.Apr 22:33, 2017
4th FC-manager overall - 7th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Pleased this race isn't our duel Francisco.

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Tuesday 18.Apr 20:55, 2017
5th FC-manager overall - 16th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Yeah nice squad Francisco

Jspear [Jspear] Tuesday 18.Apr 20:19, 2017
11th FC-manager overall - 18th FC-manager last 6 weeks
@K92- your team is looking solid. Of course I have to root for my teammate spokeNspinners. :p

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Tuesday 18.Apr 17:01, 2017
5th FC-manager overall - 16th FC-manager last 6 weeks
The 60's? U mean Tour De San Luis 2016 :)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Tuesday 18.Apr 15:15, 2017
16th FC-manager overall - 11th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Always fun to be back to the 60s and no images except from finish camera.

Francisco [K92-União Ciclista] Tuesday 18.Apr 13:31, 2017
24th FC-manager overall - 15th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Good!
The last 40 k look great to watch later at home :)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Tuesday 18.Apr 13:27, 2017
4th FC-manager overall - 7th FC-manager last 6 weeks
No, the start. Race now begins at Vipiteno.

Francisco [K92-União Ciclista] Tuesday 18.Apr 13:23, 2017
24th FC-manager overall - 15th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Not the last, i hope

Francisco [K92-União Ciclista] Tuesday 18.Apr 13:21, 2017
24th FC-manager overall - 15th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Which 40K, Aragonite?

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Tuesday 18.Apr 13:07, 2017
4th FC-manager overall - 7th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Stage 2 reduced by 40k, due to lying snow.

goon1221 [BMC] Monday 17.Apr 17:04, 2017
19th FC-manager overall - 23th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Ok ... thanks .... I read an interview, and it was either top or drop after that :D you never know with this guy .... he has been sick and out of shape ahead of this race before, and won it :D ... glad i picked Thomas as wize then :)))

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Monday 17.Apr 16:53, 2017
5th FC-manager overall - 16th FC-manager last 6 weeks
*landa even lol

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Monday 17.Apr 16:52, 2017
5th FC-manager overall - 16th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Land dropped fairly easily

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Monday 17.Apr 16:27, 2017
4th FC-manager overall - 7th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Dont know. Just caught a rerun of the finish on Tiz-Cycling.

goon1221 [BMC] Monday 17.Apr 16:20, 2017
19th FC-manager overall - 23th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Landa out of the gc or ? Didn't see the race ....

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Monday 17.Apr 16:15, 2017
4th FC-manager overall - 7th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Scarponi looks to be in great form. Going to be a long old race for those without him(like myself).

BartVelo [BartVelo] Monday 17.Apr 15:48, 2017
17th FC-manager overall
Probably to quick to post, but I see Formolo here listed as third, but I saw Pinot finishing third. Formolo is fourth.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Monday 17.Apr 15:39, 2017
3rd FC-manager overall - 2nd FC-manager last 6 weeks
The first win in 3.5 years for the old man

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Monday 17.Apr 15:35, 2017
3rd FC-manager overall - 2nd FC-manager last 6 weeks
Scarponi! Damn, I dropped him because I thought he was too much of a diesel engine to score a lot of stage points. Good for my season fantasy team though.

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Monday 17.Apr 03:00, 2017
Pelucchi starts here. I don't know why one of the weakest climbers of the pro peloton starts in a 100% mountainous/hilly stage race.

Nathan [De Adelaar] Friday 14.Apr 11:43, 2017
14th FC-manager overall - 12th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Thanks. A lot of choices. Narrowed it down to around 15 riders now..

Nathan [De Adelaar] Friday 14.Apr 11:43, 2017
14th FC-manager overall - 12th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Thanks. A lot of choices. Narrowed it down to around 15 riders now..

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Friday 14.Apr 11:05, 2017
3rd FC-manager overall - 2nd FC-manager last 6 weeks
no

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Friday 14.Apr 11:03, 2017
5th FC-manager overall - 16th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Not really Nathan, this is one for the mountain lads. I've left the link for the website if you want to have a further look.

https://tourofthealps.eu/en/

Nathan [De Adelaar] Friday 14.Apr 10:50, 2017
14th FC-manager overall - 12th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Any stages for sprinters?

Francisco [K92-União Ciclista] Friday 14.Apr 10:49, 2017
24th FC-manager overall - 15th FC-manager last 6 weeks
We must start to see this race not as an italian race but an austrian/italian race...
I guess the name's change was an austrian "suggestion".. :)

goon1221 [BMC] Friday 14.Apr 09:40, 2017
19th FC-manager overall - 23th FC-manager last 6 weeks
At first glance, it's quit easy to pick 9 guys, but to put them in order :D an impossible event :D

Yeah ... Lowlands tour :D .... wow ..... talk about all time LOWland .... ENECO was a bauta on the sceduel, and in my mind so was Giro del Trentino .... what the fuck is happening with this sport ??

sker [Team Paracarri] Friday 14.Apr 05:35, 2017
Yeah the new name sucks, but usually an english name is more appealing for sponsors (in particular the ones who don't know anything at all about cycling).
It's also worth mentioning that even if lots of word tour teams are present here the race is part of the italian Ciclismo Cup that decide a wild card for next year Giro. So Androni, Bardiani; Nippo and Wilier riders will be extra motivated

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Friday 14.Apr 01:17, 2017
The version of Yorkshire is still better than the new name of the ENECO Tour, Lowlands Tour. Not sponsored by or related to that festival.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Friday 14.Apr 00:30, 2017
4th FC-manager overall - 7th FC-manager last 6 weeks
It's not down to us Brits. We are trying to go all francophile. Tour de Yorkshire starts twenty-eighth of this month.

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Thursday 13.Apr 23:57, 2017
5th FC-manager overall - 16th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Yes, we are starting our recolonisation of eur... i mean yeah it's not a great fit :)

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Thursday 13.Apr 23:52, 2017
Ah, it's Trentino. I thought it was some new race. And yet another Italian race Englified. The Giro and the other RCS races nowadays have those English names (head of the race, last km) instead of Italian. It just doesn't fit.

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Thursday 13.Apr 23:49, 2017
5th FC-manager overall - 16th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Yeah the name :) I always associate the Alps with France so it's a bit of an odd one

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 13.Apr 23:24, 2017
16th FC-manager overall - 11th FC-manager last 6 weeks
Nice to see Bernal with star, but not Geraint Thomas :) So the teams already entered clearly knows cycling. And more thing, I still don't understand why the race has been re-named, Giro del Trentino sounds much better for an Italian race than Tour of the Alps.