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Old 10-22-10, 22:24
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I'd like to propose a little fantasy management type game.

For all that the UCI rankings are badly flawed, they have a high profile and include most of the priiorities for most of the top riders (and some fillers)

So, to keep it simple, my suggestion is to select up to 15 riders, whose price is simply the number of points that they earned in 2010, available here as a Google docs spreadsheet so that you can calculate your total spend. No restriction on how many riders from one team. You have 1200 points to spend. Your score will be the total of your top 5 riders.

No entry fee; no prize; closing date is the end of this month: you can make ammendments to your original selection until then. Enter by sending me an e-mail or a private message (click on my name at the top of this post).

I'll track it on a spreadsheet and post standings as soon after the release of each set of UCI rankings as I get a chance to. Final standings will be after the Giro Lombardia.

Good luck

Edit on 30 December: closing date now 15th January
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Old 10-22-10, 23:20
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I dont get it. Is this a maths challenge, or you mean its for the coming season?
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Fine idea. I'll play ball.

Although the 'only top-5 riders count rule' shouldn't be there, or else it should be at least more than half the roster which counts.
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Old 10-22-10, 23:28
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Fine idea. I'll play ball.

Although the 'only top-5 riders count rule' shouldn't be there, or else it should be at least more than half the roster which counts.
Yep agree. If its top 5 riders count everyones best off just selecting 5 riders at 1190 points and then

68 254 WYSS Danilo SUI19850826 BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 1
269 258 VIGANO Davide ITA19840612 SKY PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM (SKY) 1
270 267 DE HAES Kenny BEL19841110 OMEGA PHARMA-LOTTO (OLO) 1
271 257 VIVIANI Elia ITA19890207 LIQUIGAS-DOIMO (LIQ) 1
272 252 CAZAUX Pierre FRA19840607 FRANÇAISE DES JEUX (FDJ) 1
273 266 FLENS Rick NED19830411 RABOBANK (RAB) 1
274 264 VAN STAYEN Michael BEL19880813 TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN - MERCATOR (TSV) 1
275 265 BLYTH Adam GBR19891001 OMEGA PHARMA-LOTTO (OLO) 1
276 275 KLUGE Roger GER19860205 TEAM MILRAM (MRM) 1
277 270 CHICCHI Francesco ITA19801127 LIQUIGAS-DOIMO (LIQ) 1
278 278 ** () 1
- RUTKIEWICZ Marek POL19810508 MRÓZ (MRO)
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Old 10-22-10, 23:36
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I would make it all riders score, and if any riders get clinic related bans you lose ALL points for them.
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I would make it all riders score, and if any riders get clinic related bans you lose ALL points for them.
I dont think thats the best idea... You have no control over weather the riders you pick will dope or not. If you pick a doper you should just lose all the points that the individual rider has gained.
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I would make it all riders score, and if any riders get clinic related bans you lose ALL points for them.
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Blah blah blah
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I dont think thats the best idea... You have no control over weather the riders you pick will dope or not. If you pick a doper you should just lose all the points that the individual rider has gained.
Ummm... that's exactly what Dim is advocating.
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ah my bad i thought he ment all riders in ur team, aka loss all points
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Stuff like this is always fun. Maybe have a rule where the Team leader gets double points? Double points for GT winner?
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