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Old 18-02-2013, 22:27
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Leaderboard after the final stage of the Tour of Oman.
1)fluffed up : 535pts
2)dean michael : 454pts
3)Chappers67 : 450pts
4)BRECHIN WIND : 374pts
5)North East Titans : 249pts


Overall Standings after the Tour of Oman
1)dean michael : 1615pts
2)fluffed up : 1552pts
3)BRECHIN WIND : 1450pts
4)North East Titans : 1001pts
5)Chappers67 : 995pts

Well done fluffed up winning the Tour of Oman
Overall dean michael leads fluffed up by 63pts.The next race is the Paris-Nice 3rd March-10thMarch.
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Old 19-02-2013, 07:43
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Where is it you look for the calendar/itinerary?
Click on Competitions and all our races are the Non-Premium ones.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:08
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Don't forget the Paris-Nice starts today.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:24
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Leaderboard after the Prologue stage of the Paris-Nice
1)BRECHIN WIND : 95pts
2)North East Titans : 54pts
3)dean michael : 39pts
3)fluffed up : 39pts
5)Chappers67 : 0pt

Overall Standings.
1)dean michael : 1654pts
2)fluffed up : 1591pts
3)BRECHIN WIND : 1545pts
4)North East Titans : 1055pts
5)Chappers67 : 995pts

Stage one: Monday 4 March – Saint-Germain-en-Laye to Nemours, 195km

The opening stage sees the peloton set off on a flat route starting just north-west of Paris city centre and finishing south of the capital with a loop around Nemours. With only the category-four climb of the Cote de Buthiers after 119km providing any sort of obstacle, it is a perfect day for sprinters. The two intermediate sprints both come in the latter half of the day, 80km and 33km from the finish line.

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Old 04-03-2013, 19:02
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Boonen dropped and Kittel had a mechanical today, not sure why Kittel doesn't show up when you filter on Sprinters?
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:53
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Leaderboard after stage 1 of the Paris-Nice
1)BRECHIN WIND : 223pts
2)fluffed up : 158pts
3)dean michael : 96pts
3)North East Titans : 76pts
5)Chappers67 : 18pts

Overall Standings.
1)dean michael : 1711pts
2)fluffed up : 1710pts
3)BRECHIN WIND : 1673pts
4)North East Titans : 1077pts
5)Chappers67 : 1013pts

Getting tight at the top of the Overall Standings

Stage two: Tuesday 5 March – Vimory to Cerilly, 200.5km

Another day for the sprinters as the race makes its way into the geographical centre of France, finishing with a 24km circuit around Cerilly. The two intermediate sprints are right at the start and end of the stage, coming after 15km and then with 18km to go. There are no categorised climbs to worry the sprinters, who will relish a flat run to the finish line.

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Old 06-03-2013, 09:06
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Leaderboard after stage 2 of the Paris-Nice
1)BRECHIN WIND : 352pts
2)fluffed up : 221pts
3)dean michael : 139pts
4)North East Titans : 98pts
5)Chappers67 : 18pts

Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 1802pts
2)fluffed up : 1773pts
3)dean michael : 1754pts
4)North East Titans : 1099pts
5)Chappers67 : 1013pts


Stage three: Wednesday 6 March – Chatel-Guyon to Brioude, 170km

The parcours begins to get lumpier on the third road stage, which could lend itself to a one-day specialist coming to the fore. There are three categorised climbs along the rolling route, with the third-category Col de Potey and Cote de la Foret de la Comte coming after 85.5km and 95.5km respectively, and then, more significantly, the second-category Cote de Mauvagnat topping out 15.5km from the finish. At 2.7km long and averaging 6.7 per cent, all-rounders will no doubt drive up the pace on this final climb in a bid to shed the sprinters ahead of a flat, 10km run to the finish.

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Old 07-03-2013, 09:28
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Leaderboard after stage 3 of the Paris-Nice
1)BRECHIN WIND : 380pts
2)fluffed up : 278pts
3)dean michael : 186pts
4)North East Titans : 108pts
5)Chappers67 : 60pts

Overall Standings.
1)fluffed up : 1830pts
1)BRECHIN WIND : 1830pts
3)dean michael : 1801pts
4)North East Titans : 1109pts
5)Chappers67 : 1055pts


Stage four: Thursday 7 March – Brioude to Saint-Vallier, 199.5km

The route heads east to the fringes of the Alps on another day that could suit a breakaway rider with strong climbing legs, while also potentially opening up gaps in the general classification. There are a total of seven categorised climbs on a hilly stage with hardly any flat sections of road. The first summit, the category-two Cote de Lachaud, comes just 11.5km in, so the attacking is likely to start right from the gun. Climbs of Cote de Condat (category two, 27.5km), Cote de la Chomasse (category three, 87.5km), Cote de Laprat (category three, 105.5km), Col du Rouvey (category three, 136km) follow, before a downhill section more than 30km long sets the riders up for back-to-back category-two ascents to end the day with. The steep Cote de Talencieux averages 8.1 per cent in gradient over its 2.9km length and summits with 23km to go, while the Cote de la Sizeranne provides the last obstacle 8.5km from the line, albeit a slightly gentler climb at 6.6 per cent average. From there, it’s a gentle downhill to the finish line.

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Old 08-03-2013, 08:55
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Leaderboard after stage 4 of the Paris-Nice
1)BRECHIN WIND : 448pts
2)fluffed up : 339pts
3)dean michael : 254pts
4)North East Titans : 152pts
5)Chappers67 : 89pts

Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 1898pts
1)fluffed up : 1891pts
3)dean michael : 1869pts
4)North East Titans : 1153pts
5)Chappers67 : 1084pts

Stage five: Friday 8 March – Chateauneuf-du-Pape to La Montagne de Lure, 176km

This is likely to be a key stage for the general classification, with the day ending in a summit finish on La Montagne de Lure. The climb up is a category-one, 13.8km ascent that averages 6.6 per cent in gradient and is likely to whittle down the field to the riders who will contend for overall victory on Col d’Eze two days later. The stage starts in the wine-making town of Cheateuneuf-du-Pape, before heading out east towards the Alps over five categorised climbs. A breakaway will no doubt be keen to get out early in order build up a gap in time for the category-two Col de Murs after 47km. The road rolls back down for an intermediate sprint at 67km, before rising back up the category-two Cote d’Oppedette at 85km. A trio of category-three climbs then follow at 123km, 134.5km and 152km, with another intermediate sprint squeezed in between at 149km, but the GC contenders will no doubt save their attacks until the potentially decisive La Montagne de Lure.

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Old 09-03-2013, 10:26
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Leaderboard after stage 5 of the Paris-Nice
1)BRECHIN WIND : 604pts
2)fluffed up : 475pts
3)dean michael : 436pts
4)North East Titans : 193pts
5)Chappers67 : 186pts

Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 2054pts
1)dean michael : 2051pts
3)fluffed up : 2027pts
4)North East Titans : 1194pts
5)Chappers67 : 1181pts

Stage six: Saturday 9 March – Manosque to Nice, 220km

The peloton will make its way to Nice on the longest stage of this year’s race over a rolling parcours that heads uphill almost straight off the start line. The day offers another chance of a breakaway staying out, so the attacks will no doubt start on the category-three climb of Cote du Bois de Rousset, which tops out at after just 6.5km. Points classification contenders will have an eye on the intermediate sprint at 76.5km, which is quickly followed 11km later by the category-two Cote des Tuilieres. The route continues to undulate, before reaching the back-to-back category one climbs of Cote de Cabris and Col du Ferrier, with the latter summiting at 148.5km. With only a short downhill section between them, the two climbs are effectively one 20km-plus ascent on which the day could hinge. Following the climb are two small rises, after which the road turns downhill for a run home into Nice the best part of 60km long. Any remaining breakaway riders will have to work together effectively to maintain their advantage, while the peloton’s best descenders will be keen to gain vital time. There is also an intermediate sprint 34.5km from the finish.

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Old 10-03-2013, 10:18
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Leaderboard after stage 6 of the Paris-Nice
1)BRECHIN WIND : 702pts
2)dean michael : 556pts
3)fluffed up : 542pts
4)North East Titans : 280pts
5)Chappers67 : 239pts

Overall Standings.
1)dean michael : 2171pts
2)BRECHIN WIND : 2152pts
3)fluffed up : 2094pts
4)North East Titans : 1281pts
5)Chappers67 : 1234pts

Stage seven: Sunday 10 March – Nice to Col d’Eze (individual time trial), 9.6km

A spectacular finish is guaranteed with an infamous uphill time trial. The fight for the overall title will play out in scenic surroundings, with the French Riveira in the background as the riders head north out of Nice, immediately out of the saddle as the climb hits its maximum of 8.5 per cent. Things level out slightly to a more comfortable five per cent before an intermediate split at the Col des Quatre Chemins. Another steep ramp follows for the next kilometre, before a number of switchback turns bring the riders into the final kilometre. The stage should suit the all-rounders and will see a deserving winner of Paris-Nice crowned.

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Old 10-03-2013, 10:35
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Dreadful day yesterday. I transferred out Gallopin and Dumoulin, as it was a high mountain stage, for 2 climbers an they both ended top 5 in a sprint. Cost me 70 odd points.

Still, I have the top 8 in the betting for the TT today. Had a transfer for the 9th too but have left in a teammate for those points.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:07
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Leaderboard after the Final Stageof the Paris-Nice
1)BRECHIN WIND : 931pts
2)dean michael : 744pts
3)fluffed up : 728pts
4)Chappers67 : 329pts
5)North East Titans : 308pts

Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 2381pts
2)dean michael : 2359pts
3)fluffed up : 2280pts
4)Chappers67 : 1324pts
5)North East Titans : 1309pts


Well done BRECHIN WIND on your Paris-Nice win.With a great score of 931pts in the race BRECHIN WIN goes into 1st place in the overall standings.
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Old 14-03-2013, 19:20
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The next race is the Milan-San Remo (Sunday 17th March)
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Old 15-03-2013, 13:53
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RACE GUIDE

Route
After an early start, the peloton will roll out of Milan and initially head south along flat terrain. The main difficulty in the first half of the race will be the climb of the Passo di Turchino, the summit of which comes just before the midway point.
After the descent, the riders will turn right and head west along the Ligurian coast, with the action set to spark into life just before the 200km point.
There the riders will tackle the tough ascent of Le Manie, a relatively new addition to the race that may help weaken the legs.
Another section of flat leads into the 'tre capi' of the Mele, Cervo and Berta, before heading into the penultimate climb of the Cipressa, which is likely to encourage some movement ahead of the decisive section of the race.
Key section
With 10km left, the riders that still remain in the front group will hit the base of the Poggio, typically at great speed after a furious battle for position going into the climb.
At 3.7km with an average gradient of 3.7% and a maximum of 8% it is not an overly difficult climb, but is still one that can take a great toll with almost 300km of racing having already passed.
It is on this ascent where the explosive climbers have their chance to break free, while the sprinters attempt to hang on and make it over the top still in contention.
The high-speed, technical descent that follows can also provide an opportunity for attacks, and it is usually a highly-reduced peloton that fights it out over the final flat 3km into the finish.
The strongmen are likely to chance their arm with some last-ditch moves in the closing stages, with the remaining sprinters hoping to still be in touch in order to strike at the finish in San Remo.
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Old 17-03-2013, 20:48
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Well everyone had a tough time on the MSR, wish I 'd kept Cancellara and Chavanel in mine, had a late change of mind, always a bad idea Having said that Chavanel got 0 points for 4th, er?
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Old 18-03-2013, 17:33
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Leaderboard after the Spring Classics: Milan - San Remo

1)dean michael : 86pts
2)BRECHIN WIND : 70pts
3)North East Titans : 65pts
4)fluffed up : 40pts
5) Chappers67 : 12pts

Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 2451pts
2)dean michael : 2445pts
3)fluffed up : 2320pts
4)North East Titans : 1374pts
5)Chappers67 : 1336pts

The next race in the Spring Classics is the GENT-
Wevelgem on Sunday 24th March
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Old 18-03-2013, 17:36
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Well everyone had a tough time on the MSR, wish I 'd kept Cancellara and Chavanel in mine, had a late change of mind, always a bad idea Having said that Chavanel got 0 points for 4th, er?
I took a risk with Sagan in my team with him costing 40 but it just paid off.
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Old 25-03-2013, 09:09
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Leaderboard after the Spring Classics: Gent-Wevelgem
1)dean michael : 165pts
2)BRECHIN WIND : 132pts
3)North East Titans : 115pts
4)fluffed up : 105pts
5)Chappers67 : 15pts

Overall Standings.
1)dean michael : 2524pts
2)BRECHIN WIND : 2513pts
3)fluffed up : 2385pts
4)North East Titans : 1424pts
5)Chappers67 : 1339pts


The next race in the Spring Classics is the Ronde van Vlaanderen which is on Sunday 31st March
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Old 30-03-2013, 10:49
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Don't forget the Vuelta Pais Vasco starts on Monday chaps.
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Old 31-03-2013, 18:16
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Leaderboard after the Ronde van Vlaanderen

1)BRECHIN WIND : 273pts
2)dean michael : 249pys
3)fluffed up : 224pts
4)North East Titans : 163pts
5)Chappers67 : 15pts

Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 2654pts
2)dean michael : 2608pts
3)fluffed up : 2504pts
4)North East Titans : 1472pts
5)Chappers67 : 1339pts

The next race is Vuelta Pais Vasco (6 days) Stage 1 starts tomorrow.
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Old 31-03-2013, 18:56
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Leaderboard after the Ronde van Vlaanderen

1)BRECHIN WIND : 273pts
2)dean michael : 249pys
3)fluffed up : 224pts
4)North East Titans : 163pts
5)Chappers67 : 15pts

Overall Standings.
1)BRECHIN WIND : 2654pts
2)dean michael : 2608pts
3)fluffed up : 2504pts
4)North East Titans : 1472pts
5)Chappers67 : 1339pts

The next race is Vuelta Pais Vasco (6 days) Stage 1 starts tomorrow.

Is that a premium game though?

My next race is showing as the Paris Roubaix.
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Old 31-03-2013, 19:03
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Is that a premium game though?

My next race is showing as the Paris Roubaix.
click on the link for competitions then click on the event. Once you have done that you can pick your team of riders mate.
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Old 31-03-2013, 20:20
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had missed we could pick teams in that as well.

Classics look like everyone picks Sagan and Cancellera, then the tricky bit of the minor places.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:42
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Leaderboard after Stage 1 of the Vuelta Pais Vasco

1)dean michael : 96pts
2)fluffed up : 58pts
3)North East Titans : 0pt
3)Chappers67 : 0pt
5)BRECHIN WIND : 0pt

Overall Standings.
1)dean michael : 2704pts
2)BRECHIN WIND : 2654pts
3)fluffed up : 2562pts
4)North East Titans : 1472pts
5)Chappers67 : 1339pts
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