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2017 Amstel Gold Race

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Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Monday 17.Apr 03:47, 2017
It's until now not really my year.

Koronin [Koronin] Monday 17.Apr 00:26, 2017
LOL, I'd love to have all the Ground Tours this year be like my Giro last year. That would be a huge help. Unfortunately don't see it happening.

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Sunday 16.Apr 22:24, 2017
I want the Tour-Vuelta to be like my Alberta-Tour of Britain :)

Koronin [Koronin] Sunday 16.Apr 21:45, 2017
I want a repeat of my Giro last year. Although I doubt that will happen again.

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Sunday 16.Apr 21:00, 2017
Yes, i need a better Tour and Vuelta this year :)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Sunday 16.Apr 20:54, 2017
Agree. Don't think there were any last year, at any point. Long way to go though, definitely a marathon, not a sprint.

Koronin [Koronin] Sunday 16.Apr 20:53, 2017
You're right, I did just see it. I guess I could go start a thread for it because Movistar already released their line up for all 3 Ardennes races and they have the same group of riders going to all three.

Nathan [De Adelaar] Sunday 16.Apr 20:52, 2017
I am rooting for a top 50 in my first real season on here. Even top 30 seems reasonable at the moment!

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Sunday 16.Apr 20:50, 2017
But hey Aragonite, two Brits in the top 10, good to see :)

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Sunday 16.Apr 20:43, 2017
Yes i suppose it's possible. It would be nice to stay up there for the team. VVB own a considerable percentage of the top 10 and i'd like for it to stay that way :)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Sunday 16.Apr 20:41, 2017
Only guessing, but I'd gamble a 30th place in every race would win the overall easily.

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Sunday 16.Apr 20:39, 2017
it's up but whoever put it up didn't go by an official source so i wouldn't look into too much yet

Koronin [Koronin] Sunday 16.Apr 20:36, 2017
Don't know, but I'm just happy to be doing a whole lot better than last year. Improvement is always a good thing. Getting a few top 100's and even top 50s and 1 top 20 in a one day race I'm really happy. Even happier because the top 20 was my favorite classics race, Paris-Roubiax. Truthfully I'm happy with a top 50 in this one. Whenever Fleche Wallone gets posted I'll put my team together for it.

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Sunday 16.Apr 20:35, 2017
I have been very consistent top 50 wise this year but i just haven't had that one result which has been big. I'm sort of like Zubeldia in GT's atm :)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Sunday 16.Apr 20:34, 2017
You are only 150pts off third, and 250 off the lead. So why do you think you have peaked?

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Sunday 16.Apr 20:29, 2017
I think 1st is a 3 way fight :) I've hit a flat spot this week as i was hoping to move up but nvm

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Sunday 16.Apr 20:25, 2017
So would I. Although I'd much prefer first!

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Sunday 16.Apr 20:20, 2017
I'm hoping that it stays like this for as long as possible, i like 4th :)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Sunday 16.Apr 20:18, 2017
As this is only my second year on here, I dont have much experience of the FC Manager comp. Is this year closer than normal? Or is it normally fairly compacted before the big scores of GT's kick in?

Assassin [TheTrueAssassins] Sunday 16.Apr 19:44, 2017
https://twitter.com/benedetticesare/status/853642895974436864

Nice Explanation for the path riding we saw earlier in the race in this thread. Jay McCarthy is my new 1 rider of the week for his comment :)

Koronin [Koronin] Sunday 16.Apr 17:39, 2017
Gilbert has definitely re found his form from 2010-2011.

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 16.Apr 17:35, 2017
Haha before the race even appears on the top line here, my Fleche team is already clear as a Bell in my head .... I guess mur de Huy is not the hardest finish in the world of cycling to predict .... :D

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Sunday 16.Apr 17:23, 2017
i bet on albasini at 81 odds as it was way too high. no win for him, but i took him each-way, so the 3rd place paid off too at least

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 16.Apr 17:19, 2017
I droped Albasini from my first draft by the way, becaus i think i am sooooo fucking smart, thinking Fleche as his goal and this just preparetions for that :D

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 16.Apr 17:13, 2017
Oh my god ... Gilbert was not on my Fleche team, but now i need to consider 3 QSF guys for that race ..... He doesn't make this easy for a poor manager player :D .... in his best days 2010 11, he was among the best in mur de huy ... and this looks very much like his best days :)))

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 16.Apr 12:19, 2017
Thanks Il Partykjepp. Read that it might rains today, so then the captain was easy, and with rain it's often more difficult to keep it together for those who wants that. It was between full sprint or full attack team for me, and since I always prefer attackers to succeed, it was an easy choice for me. I could of course have added Coquard, Bling and Colbrelli on 80%, but then I may miss the winner who will be Calmejane.

Logreid [JohnGadretPartykjepp] Sunday 16.Apr 11:47, 2017
Still early, but I'd expected more from him once freed from the train of Skybots

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Sunday 16.Apr 11:34, 2017
Swift already a DNS

Logreid [JohnGadretPartykjepp] Sunday 16.Apr 11:19, 2017
Gutsy team, Lux!

Excited to see how this new finish will play out - none of the strongest teams too interested in a big peloton finishing together. Erratic Vichot my longshot

Koronin [Koronin] Sunday 16.Apr 07:31, 2017
Without the final climb up cauberg it will be a different race. Although I still think the usual suspects will be there along with some others who wouldn't have been with the final climb.

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Saturday 15.Apr 23:36, 2017
When you think you've picked them all right, you miss one of the main contenders. Change again than...

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 15.Apr 23:04, 2017
Then we are on same scenario, and I have tried some real outsider picks also, so many good riders who can win the whole race out.

goon1221 [BMC] Saturday 15.Apr 22:20, 2017
So, you got Coquard and Matthews on top then ? Becaus thats the opposite from what i did :))) one of them is actually out of my team :D thats gonna bite me hard i guess, but what the hell :D

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 15.Apr 22:09, 2017
I'm actually very happy with my team. Hopefully some are surprised by some of my picks, but I've found a scenario I think will happen and stay to that, probably the opposite of what you did, goon :)

goon1221 [BMC] Saturday 15.Apr 21:33, 2017
Amstel gold race without cauberg ... well, that should motivate sunweb and Direct enegi .... and from the preview i read, that what this race should be all about .... a redused sprint or an attacking group from further out .... I pick one of those scenarios for my team, and I feel pretty good about for now .... it's better to feel good at ONE point than not at all i guess :D