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My man 2015 - the 9 man squad

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  • cc78cc78 Posts: 599
    N Quintana
    R Majka
    D Pozzovivo
    J Fuglsang
    Cav
    J Barta
    P Gilbert
    G Van Avermaet
    S Modolo
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    Damn, forgot about Kennuagh. I'd switch him for Vanmarcke.
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    This is going to make PTP scoring a lot simpler this year!

    Hold on, have we given the players enough warning of this fundamental change to the scoring system...
    Half man, Half bike
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,966
    Cav
    Kittel
    Kwiatkowski
    Frome
    N Quintana
    Stannard
    Kristoff
    Tony Martin
    Purito
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,051
    Ridgerider wrote:
    This is going to make PTP scoring a lot simpler this year!

    Hold on, have we given the players enough warning of this fundamental change to the scoring system...

    I did wonder if there was some sort of fantasy cycling we could enter with the idea of NOT changing our 9 men for the season, just to see whose would come out on top
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,900 Lives Here
    alright, alright, my 9.

    Valverde
    Stijn Vandenbergh
    Terpstra
    Kiwakowski
    Cancellara
    Sagan
    Fuglsang
    Majka
    Contador

    Everything covered apart from pure sprints, basically.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    dish_dash wrote:
    Adam Hansen
    Sep Vanmarcke
    Joaquin “Purito” Rodriguez
    Luca Paolini
    Alexander Kristoff
    Darwin Atapuma
    Michal Kwiatkowski
    Svein Tuft
    Andriy Grivko

    Some unnusual choices here! Why ever include Paolini - awful beard and a total fat slacker most of the year.

    Grivko is an interesting one - grafter?
    Contador is the Greatest
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,316
    alright, alright, my 9.

    Valverde
    Stijn Vandenbergh
    Terpstra
    Kiwakowski
    Cancellara
    Sagan
    Fuglsang
    Majka
    Contador

    Everything covered apart from pure sprints, basically.

    No space for Tommeke? The fickleness of love...
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,900 Lives Here
    alright, alright, my 9.

    Valverde
    Stijn Vandenbergh
    Terpstra
    Kiwakowski
    Cancellara
    Sagan
    Fuglsang
    Majka
    Contador

    Everything covered apart from pure sprints, basically.

    No space for Tommeke? The fickleness of love...


    Ah too old I think.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,316
    alright, alright, my 9.

    Valverde
    Stijn Vandenbergh
    Terpstra
    Kiwakowski
    Cancellara
    Sagan
    Fuglsang
    Majka
    Contador

    Everything covered apart from pure sprints, basically.

    No space for Tommeke? The fickleness of love...


    Ah too old I think.

    So basically, you've gone off him now he's going bald.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,900 Lives Here
    As a member of the bald community, I feel his pain.
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    Wait a minute, wait a minute. I thought we were naming people who we like personally or admire their cycling style or want to see do well. Are we now trying to name the perfect 9 man squad? Because if we're doing that then I will have to include Valverde *shudders*
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,900 Lives Here
    I care mainly about winning tbh.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,869
    Milton50 wrote:
    Wait a minute, wait a minute. I thought we were naming people who we like personally or admire their cycling style or want to see do well. Are we now trying to name the perfect 9 man squad? Because if we're doing that then I will have to include Valverde *shudders*
    Just your nine favourites.

    It comes from when French Fighter says something like 'my man up there on the podium' (he has 31 'men')
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,900 Lives Here
    is it?

    I'll have to re-evaluate my team then...
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    RichN95 wrote:
    Just your nine favourites.

    It comes from when French Fighter says something like 'my man up there on the podium' (he has 31 'men')
    Gawd help him if they don't produce. ?
    Organiser, National Championship 50 mile Time Trial 1972
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,316
    RichN95 wrote:
    Milton50 wrote:
    Wait a minute, wait a minute. I thought we were naming people who we like personally or admire their cycling style or want to see do well. Are we now trying to name the perfect 9 man squad? Because if we're doing that then I will have to include Valverde *shudders*
    Just your nine favourites.

    It comes from when French Fighter says something like 'my man up there on the podium' (he has 31 'men')

    Yes, the aim of the game is to lay claim to some bragging rights when one of them does something semi-interesting in a race. Maximum points are awarded for a pro-conti neo-pro accidentally getting in a break in a GT his team got a wild card to. "That's my man [previously unheard of rider] ripping it up in the break"
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,900 Lives Here
    Boonen,
    Cancellara
    Tankink
    Terpstra
    Pozzivivo
    Stijn Vandenbergh
    Tjallingii
    Ten Dam.
    Vanmarcke
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 17,368
    Why ever include Paolini - awful beard and a total fat slacker most of the year.

    I thought of including him.
    No other reasons than he came across really well in the 'pits' area at the Giro - made time for fans, photos etc.






    Is 'pits' the right word?
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    Is reachable from here.
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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,319
    dish_dash wrote:
    Adam Hansen
    Sep Vanmarcke
    Joaquin “Purito” Rodriguez
    Luca Paolini
    Alexander Kristoff
    Darwin Atapuma
    Michal Kwiatkowski
    Svein Tuft
    Andriy Grivko

    Some unnusual choices here! Why ever include Paolini - awful beard and a total fat slacker most of the year.

    Grivko is an interesting one - grafter?

    This is about favs right?

    Paolini does more than he gets credit for. And I actually think he's one of the few who pulls of the beard look well.

    Grivko - works hard. And he's Ukrainian. Was quite outspoken in the summer...
  • good thread!

    Contador -Team Leader
    Valverde - Ever present challenger
    Aru - Super domestique
    Sagan - Classics/sprints
    Voekler - Just because
    Martin - TT
    Stannard - engine room
    Kirriyenka - engine room
    Hansen - work horse
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,900 Lives Here
    Why ever include Paolini - awful beard and a total fat slacker most of the year.

    I thought of including him.
    No other reasons than he came across really well in the 'pits' area at the Giro - made time for fans, photos etc.






    Is 'pits' the right word?

    città di partenza?
  • smithy21smithy21 Posts: 2,204
    I like this thread.

    My nine:

    Rigoberto Uran
    Geraint Thomas
    Cadel Evans
    Tony Martin
    Richie Porte
    Bradley Wiggins
    Niki Terpstra
    Joaquim Rodriguez (although around Vuelta time I get a bit bored of him taking his 15th uphill sprint and still not winning the damn thing)
    Steve Cummings
  • oldbazzaoldbazza Posts: 646
    My nine;

    Thomas
    Kittell(there will be blood if I don't include him :roll: )
    Gallopin
    Nibali
    Kwiatkowski
    Hansen
    Dan Martin
    Bardet
    Peraud

    Honourable mentions

    Degenkolb
    Pinot
    Terpstra
    Stannard

    And 9 obvious ladies;

    Vos
    Armistead
    Wyman
    Ferrand-Prevot
    Garner
    Van Dijk
    Bronzini
    King
    Rowsell
    Ridley Helium SL (Dura-Ace/Wheelsmith Aero-dimpled 45 wheels)

    Light Blue Robinson(105 +lots of Hope)

    Planet X XLS 1X10(105/XTR/Miche/TRP Spyre SLC brakes

    Graham Weigh 105/Ultegra
  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    My man(s)

    1. Peter Kennaugh
    2. Geraint Thomas
    3. Peter Sagan
    4. Vincenzo Nibali
    5. Nairo Quintana
    6. Dan Martin
    7. Ben Swift
    8. Nacer Bouhanni
    9. Simon Yates
    9. Adam Yates

    (and Dan Craven)
  • Julien Arlaphilippe
    Julien Arrodondo
    Fabian Cancellara
    Alberto Contador
    Marcel Kittel
    Romain Bardet
    Fabio Aru
    Luka Medzec
    Rafa Majka
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,723
    Luke Rowe
    Geraint Thomas
    Michal Kwiatowski
    Chris Froome
    Joaquim Rodriguez
    Mark Cavendish
    Ryder Hesjadal
    Dan Martin
    Marianne Vos
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • Going fast:
    Kittel

    Going up:
    Contador

    Classics:
    Martin (Dan)
    Kwiatkowski
    Thomas

    Engines:
    Wiggins
    Stannard
    Martin (Tony)
    Hesjedal
  • chrisdaychrisday Posts: 300
    Great thread idea!

    My 9:

    G
    Ian Standard
    Cav
    Kittel
    Tommeke
    "UberTache" Degenkolb
    Der Panzerwagen
    J-Rod
    Merhawi "No Nickname" Kudus

    Can I also (utterly predictably) also propose my "anti-My Man" squad, with Tommy V in all 9 places?

    (Edited to remove Candelabra when I remembered how whiny he's got)
    @shraap | My Men 2016: G, Yogi, Cav, Boonen, Degenkolb, Martin, J-Rod, Kudus, Chaves
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