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2017 Famenne Ardenne Classic

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BartVelo [BartVelo] Thursday 12.Oct 14:34, 2017
18th FC-manager overall
Maybe they smoked up their riders in the beginning 1 by 1. Tosh did a long pull in the final and also the final effort in delivering Hofland and after that he just let it go, I think if he wanted he could have been 10-15 spot but he just let go. In the end only the victory here mattered to them.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Thursday 12.Oct 13:36, 2017
4th FC-manager overall
Although Soudal won the race you would have to put the result down as mediocre for them. Earlier in the season, and only taking on Pro-Conti, and Conti teams, you would expect half the team in the top ten. Wanty arguably the next best team finished with five in the top twenty, Soudal only had the winner.

BartVelo [BartVelo] Wednesday 11.Oct 23:52, 2017
18th FC-manager overall
I don't know what would have happened if Soudal was in the brick with a good guy. Perhaps that group would go to the final for the win. Now they weren't part of the attacks and chased everything down together with a few other teams not present in the break.

sker [Team Paracarri] Wednesday 11.Oct 21:43, 2017
And I picked the wrong Lotto rider. Didn't thought Hofland could survive the climbs and went for Van der Sande. Well the parcours is interesting and probably could have been more selective in another period of the year.
Of course not a race for climbers, now we know that

Meers222 [GearsMeers] Wednesday 11.Oct 19:26, 2017
And not only did my random selections not really work out minus Vermeulen I also selected the wrong Lotto riders.

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 11.Oct 17:32, 2017
19th FC-manager overall
I was a little inbetween climbers hard and sprinters .... but I gotta say, this was a bit of a disappointment :D

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Wednesday 11.Oct 17:30, 2017
I got me fellow regional guy, but only at 80% + that Swiss dude on 9 and Duyn at 100%. Topscore!

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 11.Oct 17:27, 2017
15th FC-manager overall
Think we all did. My nice October form going down sooner than PartyFinn got renamed to SoberFinn his first day in Bergen

Nathan [CT Glory] Wednesday 11.Oct 17:27, 2017
14th FC-manager overall
SO, it wasn't as hard as I expected. Hofland took it. I had 3 Lotto Soudal but not the right one, nice!

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Wednesday 11.Oct 17:26, 2017
I think I overrated the course a bit. Just a bunch sprint.

BartVelo [BartVelo] Wednesday 11.Oct 17:13, 2017
18th FC-manager overall
I lose the "Pick the best Soudal rider" game :-)
Looking forward to this race next year :-)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 11.Oct 14:59, 2017
4th FC-manager overall
Picking the best Soudal rider was always going to be a difficult proposition. If the weather forecast had been for strong winds I'd decided I was going to select all eight of them plus Martin. Even without the winds it might be a winning tactic. If you had done similar for Paris-Tours with Quick Step plus Greipel you wouldn't have been far off winning.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 11.Oct 14:26, 2017
4th FC-manager overall
Seems every other word almost in this commentary is Maxime Monfort. Don't understand the rest, but I'm guessing MM is definitely team leader.

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 11.Oct 14:04, 2017
19th FC-manager overall
Lotto control the break for some reason ... maybe Monfort is not the guy for Lotto today ... hence i got TvdS as Captain :)))

Nathan [CT Glory] Wednesday 11.Oct 14:00, 2017
14th FC-manager overall
Monfort too. :) Hence why I picked him.

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 11.Oct 13:54, 2017
19th FC-manager overall
Not that i think it will go all the way .... but you can always hope :)))

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 11.Oct 13:51, 2017
19th FC-manager overall
13 players got Mainard in the break .... me included :))

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 11.Oct 13:45, 2017
4th FC-manager overall
Metz is riding very close to home. Could be a 'dark horse'.

Tomas [Second Coming] Wednesday 11.Oct 12:44, 2017
30th FC-manager overall
"Let's play pick the right Lotto Soudal rider :D" <--- funny - we badly need to be able to give thumbs at the message board.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Wednesday 11.Oct 10:40, 2017
Poor Shaw and Mertz, but I don't have a sympathy pick to spare :(

sker [Team Paracarri] Wednesday 11.Oct 03:19, 2017
Let's play pick the right Lotto Soudal rider :D

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Wednesday 11.Oct 02:41, 2017
The closest I can remember is Axeon in some U23 Race in the Spring. Almost all got stars and one without was their best rider.

BartVelo [BartVelo] Wednesday 11.Oct 02:06, 2017
18th FC-manager overall
I don't think I've seen before here that 6 of 8 riders from one team got star-marked :-)
Almost feel sad for the 2 Soudal guys that didn't get a star :-)

Meers222 [GearsMeers] Wednesday 11.Oct 01:16, 2017
I probably made the most random selections for this race. Probably won't be close but there is not a lot to go on here. So I figured random was the way to go.

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 10.Oct 22:24, 2017
19th FC-manager overall
Thanks :))

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Tuesday 10.Oct 21:53, 2017
5th FC-manager overall
On the ticker page, there should be a video box when you open it. if not, try this

Nathan [CT Glory] Tuesday 10.Oct 21:44, 2017
14th FC-manager overall

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Tuesday 10.Oct 21:42, 2017
5th FC-manager overall
ah and appears to be live video there as well :D

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Tuesday 10.Oct 21:41, 2017
5th FC-manager overall
I can't see it on Eurosport schedule but it could magically appear ofc. I have left the link for the live ticker below if not

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 10.Oct 21:20, 2017
19th FC-manager overall
Looks like a fun course though .... can we see it somwhere ?

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Tuesday 10.Oct 21:00, 2017
4th FC-manager overall
This is one difficult race to read. Who's trying? Who has the legs? New race on calendar. A load of Conti teams.

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Tuesday 10.Oct 20:29, 2017
5th FC-manager overall
Get your reserves ready, no final official startlist yet. I've been through twitter and websites and made some changes to team selections but by no means is this startlist final.