PTP2020 - Giro d'Italia - Saturday 3rd October - Sunday 25th October

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  • Dialatron
    Dialatron Posts: 1,101
    St5 Nibali
    Old, fat and that's just the bike.
  • ocdupalais
    ocdupalais Posts: 4,256
    St 5 Matteo Fabbro
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,811
    Stage 5 - Jack Haig
  • singleton
    singleton Posts: 2,521
    S5 - Thomas De Gendt pls
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,198
    S5 De Gendt
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 7,010
    edited October 2020
    S5: time for the breakaway king, Thomas de Gendt pls
  • DeadCalm
    DeadCalm Posts: 4,104
    Please may I switch to Conti.
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • red.rider
    red.rider Posts: 1,106
    Stage 5: Valerio CONTI
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,198

    S5 De Gendt

    Change to Conti please
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,039
    Why are you guys all switching to my outsider pick?
    Thought I had the possibility to make up for some loses. 🤣🤣🤣
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • 5 - Please can I change to Almeida? He was my second choice if Castro didn't make the break
  • jimmyjams
    jimmyjams Posts: 750
    S5 - Masnada
  • twotoebenny
    twotoebenny Posts: 1,461
    S5 - Yates
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,198
    edited October 2020
    pblakeney said:

    Why are you guys all switching to my outsider pick?
    Thought I had the possibility to make up for some loses. 🤣🤣🤣

    Because he was in the breakaway and my original pick, De Gendt, wasn't!

    He wasn't really a complete outsider for a breakaway win, had reasonable odds (for a stage like this anyway, wide open) and mentioned in previews as a potential winner from the break.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,039

    pblakeney said:

    Why are you guys all switching to my outsider pick?
    Thought I had the possibility to make up for some loses. 🤣🤣🤣

    Because he was in the breakaway and my original pick, De Gendt, wasn't!

    He wasn't really a complete outsider for a breakaway win, had reasonable odds (for a stage like this anyway, wide open) and mentioned in previews as a potential winner from the break.
    I have a second pick too. Can I choose him if he wins?
    Sorry but I think entries should close at or before the flag goes down.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • DeadCalm
    DeadCalm Posts: 4,104
    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    Why are you guys all switching to my outsider pick?
    Thought I had the possibility to make up for some loses. 🤣🤣🤣

    Because he was in the breakaway and my original pick, De Gendt, wasn't!

    He wasn't really a complete outsider for a breakaway win, had reasonable odds (for a stage like this anyway, wide open) and mentioned in previews as a potential winner from the break.
    I have a second pick too. Can I choose him if he wins?
    Sorry but I think entries should close at or before the flag goes down.
    I'd not disagree with changing it, but the rules are the rules. Its probably moot anyway as it's not looking promising for the break right now.
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,198
    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    Why are you guys all switching to my outsider pick?
    Thought I had the possibility to make up for some loses. 🤣🤣🤣

    Because he was in the breakaway and my original pick, De Gendt, wasn't!

    He wasn't really a complete outsider for a breakaway win, had reasonable odds (for a stage like this anyway, wide open) and mentioned in previews as a potential winner from the break.
    I have a second pick too. Can I choose him if he wins?
    Sorry but I think entries should close at or before the flag goes down.
    It's always very clearly been 12 - it's fair for everyone.

    Flag drop would be different every day which would make things more complicated for the scorers (having scored GTs and 1 week races myself), who are donating quite a lot of their own time to what is a rather dull manual data entry task. It would also result in quite a few people missing the time cuts each day on stages with early starts.

    As above though it is probably moot this time. I don't think I've ever had PTP success by waiting for the break in any case... usually just dooms them to getting caught apparently!
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,039
    edited October 2020
    The 12 start is fair, normally.
    This is not normal as the Giro is starting early due to the late season start, should be 11:00 for this one. Rules are rules but it's not in the spirit IMO.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,198
    edited October 2020
    Would be fine by me - so long as it is easy to implement and fair for everyone. It's up to red.rider though as ultimately he is dealing with it.

    I know we've sometimes varied cutoffs, usually for late starts, but it's been left up to the scorer to decide to do that or not.

    Might be relevant for the Vuelta, what's the effect of the clocks changing... does Spain change at the same time??
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,039

    Would be fine by me - so long as it is easy to implement and fair for everyone. It's up to red.rider though as ultimately he is dealing with it.

    I know we've sometimes varied cutoffs, usually for late starts, but it's been left up to the scorer to decide to do that or not.

    Might be relevant for the Vuelta, what's the effect of the clocks changing... does Spain change at the same time??

    Good questions which should be addressed before the start.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • I'd point to the OP that says "Note that some of the longer stages start as early as 09:15, so lots of chance for in-play betting."
  • red.rider
    red.rider Posts: 1,106
    All this discussion and only 2 scorers 🤣
    Good job takethehighroad (6) and archieboy (1)

    Tomorrow's stage rolls out at 10.40 BST, picks before noon BST.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,187
    Stage 6: Whoever is alphabetically first in the break at 11.59

    Not really - Peter Sagan
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • DeadCalm
    DeadCalm Posts: 4,104
    S6: Demare
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • archieboy
    archieboy Posts: 1,327
    Stg 6 : Sagan

    Ta
  • red.rider
    red.rider Posts: 1,106
    Stage 6: Peter SAGAN
  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,359
    S6: Sagan
    PTP Champion 2019, 2022 & 2023
  • 6 sagan
    "A cyclist has nothing to lose but his chain"

    PTP Runner Up 2015
  • FCE2007
    FCE2007 Posts: 938
    Stage 6 - Michael Matthews please.

    Cheers.
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  • DeadCalm
    DeadCalm Posts: 4,104
    Apologies. Switching to:

    S6: Sagan
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet