Tour de France

Discussion in 'Races' started by Skippos, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Skippos SM Morgan

    CBF with the normal 'stages in advance' + everyone knows the typical TDF route anyway. It's the 2013 route we're using.

    8 sprint stages
    4 'hill' stages (3 on flats/downhill finishes, 1 on top of a punchy climb)
    6 mountain stages (4 summit finishes, 2 downhill finishes)
    23.5 km TTT
    29.6 km ITT
    32.0 km Hill TT

    Race will be decided in the last week with the final being

    Hill, Mountain, Hill, Hill TT, Mountain, Mountain, Mountain, Champs Elysees
  2. Skippos SM Morgan

    Stage 1:

  3. Weeman27bob BE Force

    Sprint stage?

    MMPC says no thanks.
  4. Skippos SM Morgan

    for the record, the teams

    Citrosol: Bos, Roelandts, Matthews, Van Avermaet, Boom, Spilak, Costa, Valverde
    Dereks: Kittel, Coquard, Gasparotto, Gerrans, Vanendert, De Gendt, Wiggins, Van den Broeck
    Fosters: Impey, Guardini, Eisel, Pozzovivo, A Schleck, Horner, Hesjedal, Quintana, Contador
    HFF: Boonen, Boasson Hagen, Pozzato, Hoogerland, Kiserlovski, Henao, Porte, Peraud, Mollema
    LLDC: Cavendish, Renshaw, Thomas, Coppel, Niemiec, Anton, Gesink, Kreuziger, Rodriguez
    MMPC: Swift, T Martin, Gilbert, Taaramae, Rogers, Moreno, Rolland, Roche, Froome
    Rohan: Farrar, Hushovd, Vandenbergh, Gaudin, Turgot, Chavanel, Voeckler, Fuglsang, D Martin

    Rohan have put out a pretty pissweak team tbh, not many threatening riders. MMPC and HFF should have a solid battle in the TTT with Dereks and Citrosol in that next group.

    Very light on sprinters this year. Dereks look like targeting stages primarily with 3-4 real puncheurs and a good support team for Kittel, Citrosol have two great riders to support Valverde and pinch a stage or two with some reasonable contenders for the hill stages/uphill finishes and breakaways. Fosters have built a team around protecting Contador on all terrains with his mountain support excellent, HFF have about 4 guys who could end up as leader depending on how it all goes early. Good team to threaten on the hill stages/uphill finishes too. LLDC have renshaw to help out Cav and then a pretty reasonable team to support Rodriguez or Kreuziger, MMPC have a team almost expressly built to support Froome on the flats, hills, mountains and in the TTT and MMPC will probably hope for some breakaway wins with Martin and Fuglsang to go alone trying to impact GC.

    My predictions:

    Points/Stage wins: Kittel/Cav split


    1. Froome
    2. Contador
    3. Valverde
    4. Quintana
    5. Rodriguez
    6. Porte
    7. Van den Broeck
    8. Kreuziger
    9. Costa
    10. Mollema
    11. Spilak
    12. Gesink
    13. Hesjedal
    14. Peraud
    15. Niemiec
    16. Moreno
    17. Wiggins
    18. Fuglsang
    19. Rolland
    20. Roche
    21. Horner
    22. Henao
    23. Pozzovivo
    24. Schleck
    25. De Gendt
    26. Anton
    27. Rogers
    28. Kiserlovski
    29. Taaramae
    30. Voeckler

    But it all really depends on who works for who and who's in good form.
  5. Skippos SM Morgan

    PS that's all for tonight folks. hopefully i get the urge to sim sometime soon again :P
  6. Weeman27bob BE Force

    Would love it if Swift could sneak his way to a sprint win.
  7. Skippos SM Morgan

    He finished like 50th in the first stage. Think he's well underdone
  8. Weeman27bob BE Force

    Just conserving his energy.
  9. Mariner CL Warrington

    Awesome start to the main event.
  10. KickATinAlong IA Ryabovol

    Couple of stage wins and a podium finish would be nice, though I reckon Quintana will end up in the top 3 instead of Valverde.
  11. Magrat Garlick M Garlick

    Too much to hope for Tommeke in green?

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