The 2013 CQ Ranking Manager Game - Page 95 - CyclingNews Forum

Go Back   CyclingNews Forum > Road > Games and Fantasy Cycling

Games and Fantasy Cycling Come in and talk about betting, computer games and cycling simulations, and your office's or online fantasy cycling leagues.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #941  
Old 02-05-13, 08:07
Ferminal Ferminal is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 16,393
Default

Have to say I agree (not that KBK is the best 1.1 though )

Did anyone know Hepburn was riding track this year? He did the Nationals and has now been selected for the Worlds.

I didn't pick him but that ought to be disappointing to those who did.
Reply With Quote
  #942  
Old 02-05-13, 08:22
LaFlorecita's Avatar
LaFlorecita LaFlorecita is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Posts: 15,378
Default

Yea disappointing indeed
__________________
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador
Reply With Quote
  #943  
Old 02-05-13, 08:35
Ferminal Ferminal is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 16,393
Default

No Howard today but sif Matthews can survive the mighty Puig Major.

Chernetskiy my only hope
Reply With Quote
  #944  
Old 02-05-13, 09:11
Housoe Housoe is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ferminal View Post
Have to say I agree (not that KBK is the best 1.1 though )

Did anyone know Hepburn was riding track this year? He did the Nationals and has now been selected for the Worlds.

I didn't pick him but that ought to be disappointing to those who did.
I picked him because i read that he was focussing on the road this year.
Then he did'nt ride the tt nationals and are instead focusing on track worlds. Starting to get woried. Hope it just means a late start to the road season, track season ends in late february.

So i am diasapointed but still think he can get around 200-300 points in small races with an timetrial. But truly expected him to already be into profit after the austalian timetrial championship.

How many cq points does he get for a 4 km pursuit world gold medal?

But i actualy understand his decision to take on a last worldchampionship on the track and defend i WC title in pursuit. He is still young and have plenty of time to ride the road race calendar.

But still not good for his cq point tally.
Reply With Quote
  #945  
Old 02-05-13, 09:37
Hugo Koblet's Avatar
Hugo Koblet Hugo Koblet is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,801
Default

Combining track and road can be done for sure. Just look at Viviani's 2011 season. He rode the track World Championship in March, the track European U23 Championship in July, the track National Championship in September and the track European Championship in November, yet he still scored 532 CQ points.

That said, Viviani was Liquigas' main sprinter which can't be said for Hepburn. However, Hepburn has two advantages going for him that Viviani hadn't: 1) he's a way better ITT'er and 2) the track World Championship has been moved to February which gives him a full month more to focus on the road.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryo Hazuki View Post
contador is such a coward
Reply With Quote
  #946  
Old 02-05-13, 09:46
18-Valve. (pithy) 18-Valve. (pithy) is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,934
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ferminal View Post

Did anyone know Hepburn was riding track this year? He did the Nationals and has now been selected for the Worlds.

I didn't pick him but that ought to be disappointing to those who did.
I think most teams have too many very cheap riders, anyway. If I could do it all over again I'd drop most of those and some relatively expensive ones in favor of a team with much less variability in terms of rider value.
__________________
"The likelihood of cheats succeeding in the London Olympics is somewhat remote." - David Howman, WADA Director General
Reply With Quote
  #947  
Old 02-05-13, 09:52
Ferminal Ferminal is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 16,393
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 18-Valve. (pithy) View Post
I think most teams have too many very cheap riders, anyway. If I could do it all over again I'd drop most of those and some relatively expensive ones in favor of a team with much less variability in terms of rider value.
Hmm, Andy and Coquard are the only selections under 50 I really like. Best value seems to be closer to the 100-150 mark. Unfortunately there were too many around 300-500 that I just wasn't willing to make a hard sacrifice on.
Reply With Quote
  #948  
Old 02-05-13, 15:37
Gloin22 Gloin22 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 3,373
Default

Anyone that picked Ben Swift might have interesting year with him. With finally full focus on road instead of track, back from injury he might be a very nice pick. Especially seeing that he did improve his climbing, and could challenge on stages where most sprinters falter long ago. As well as with Cav gone, he's Sky 2nd sprinter after EBH so should get plenty of chances as well.

Last edited by Gloin22; 02-05-13 at 16:38.
Reply With Quote
  #949  
Old 02-05-13, 16:24
Maaaaaaaarten's Avatar
Maaaaaaaarten Maaaaaaaarten is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,833
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gloin22 View Post
Anyone that picked Ben Swift might have interesting year with him. With finally full focus on track, back from injury he might be a very nice pick. Especially seeing that he did improve his climbing, and could challenge on stages where most sprinters falter long ago. As well as with Cav gone, he's Sky 2nd sprinter after EBH so should get plenty of chances as well.
Yeah, I considered picking him, but in the end didn't. Looking at his results last season he just didn't seem that quick. But I guess he might turn out to be a good pick; we'll see.
Reply With Quote
  #950  
Old 02-05-13, 16:29
LaFlorecita's Avatar
LaFlorecita LaFlorecita is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Posts: 15,378
Default

No Rafal Majka in Tour de Med

ROUX Anthony
PINOT Thibaut
TAARAMÄE Rein
HUSHOVD Thor
SCHLECK Andy
BOBRIDGE Jack
LÖFKVIST Thomas
CHAVES RUBIO Johan Esteban

for me then

Anyway still 4 guys who could get a good result in GC but still a shame
__________________
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 22:05.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2006 - 2009 Future Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. Future Publishing Limited is part of the Future plc group. Future Publishing Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with company registration number 2008885 whose registered office is at Beauford Court 30 Monmouth Street Bath, UK BA1 2BW England.