July 16, 2007

Fantasy Tour: The scores on the first rest day are...

posted by afx237vi to fantasy at 05:46 PM - 11 comments

AFX Argonauts: 1654 Fleur de Lys: 1142 Le Grand Costanza: 1017 The Bazooka Joes: 599 PS: Did any other Spofites sign up? The whole mini-league thing was kinda confusing. PPS: I am caning you all even though one of my riders crashed out on day 1 :p

posted by afx237vi at 05:47 PM on July 16

Standings with team riders, etc. Fucking Tom Boonen. He completely dominated the first week. I should have used my wildcard to pick a second sprinter, because Daniele Bennati hasn't done much. Other than that, my team (Fleur de Lys) is looking good for the rest of the Tour. This thing is far from over.

posted by qbert72 at 08:59 PM on July 16

afx, I'm a little surprised you didn't take Rasmussen for the King of the Mountains. The man has dominated that competition the last two years. I wouldn't start gloating yet, there are still a lot of stages to be raced.

posted by apoch at 06:10 AM on July 17

I wish I would have seen this earlier. Darn. Always next year.

posted by 86 at 07:54 AM on July 17

I started off crap and continue to be crap, and now O Grady has gone, I will get crapper. Can I have my wooden spoon now, please?

posted by Fat Buddha at 10:03 AM on July 17

Ouch!

posted by Fat Buddha at 10:21 AM on July 17

The dog looks fine. The front wheel crumpled really well.

posted by qbert72 at 02:41 PM on July 17

Looking at today's stage results... Klöden is relieved from his Vino-supporting duties, apparently. Levi Leipheimer is still looking good. US cycling is not dead yet. The Guardian sold me John Gadret as a formidable climber. He's finished all mountain stages in the pack so far. What gives, Guardian?

posted by qbert72 at 02:47 PM on July 17

I saw an interview with Leipheimer yesterday where he said he will be making his big move in the Pyrenees.

posted by Fat Buddha at 03:58 PM on July 17

apoch: afx, I'm a little surprised you didn't take Rasmussen for the King of the Mountains. The man has dominated that competition the last two years. I wouldn't start gloating yet, there are still a lot of stages to be raced. Rasmussen... hmm. In hindsight, I guess it was an obvious pick, but I'm not a particularly big fan of his so I left him out. I'm surprised he's going this well so soon, though. In the previous two years he lost stacks of time in the opening mountain stages and then made his move for the KOM when he knew the GC guys wouldn't chase him. I'm happy that one of my climbers Mayo is back on form, and although Igor Anton hasn't done anything yet, I hope he'll find his legs when he gets to the Pyrenees (his home territory). I don't think Rasmussen can win the Tour either. 110 kilometres of time trial still to come, and who remembers his effort in 2005? qbert72: The Guardian sold me John Gadret as a formidable climber. He's finished all mountain stages in the pack so far. What gives, Guardian? Typical French rider. Has one good race (Giro '06) and is subsequently trumpeted to hell as the salvation of French cycling. In truth, he's not even a road racer, he's a cyclocross rider. Fat Buddha: I saw an interview with Leipheimer yesterday where he said he will be making his big move in the Pyrenees. Haha, and I'm a monkey's uncle. When has Leipheimer EVER made a move anywhere? He's a follower, not an attacker, and right now not even the best rider in his team (see Alberto Contador on the Galibier today?).

posted by afx237vi at 05:09 PM on July 17

Leipheimer isn't even second. I'd take Yuraslav Popavych (sp?) over him any day. As for Contador, did you see his sick recovery on Sunday? Mechanical trouble and then caught up and blew past everyone except Rasmussen. I wish there weren't so many crashes and so much mechanical trouble on Sunday. How differently would that stage have turned out?

posted by apoch at 06:11 PM on July 17

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