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24 Jun 2014 18:17

mc_mountain wrote:Update 6.4 - Ram's Rocketing Ratio

A few short months into this year's game Ram has rocketed through the 200% mark, it does help that he used less than 600 points of the budget, that he spent just over 100 points of that on Formolo and Adam Yates, has been in part the secret of his success. Formolo's strong performance in the Tour de Suisse is the high score (101) for the week, but there were also strong performances from Lupetto's selection Acevedo (85), Van Baarle (55), and coming back from injuries Kudus (50) and Simon Yates (40).

Skidmark made a strong charge for the top spot with Formolo and Van Baarle, but Oliveira (who also has Formolo) gives thanks to Patrick Konrad and his victory in the 2.2 ranked Oberösterreichrundfahrt and Grosu's second place on the final stage of the Tour of Slovenia helping him offset the impact Van Baarle, to keep the lead by a mere 2 points. The top 3 are now separated by just 26 points.

Weekly Top Scorers

1. mc_mountain 200
2. comodoro 170
3. skidmark 156
3. gustienordic 156
5. Geraint Too Fast 144

Weekly High Movers

1. ---Flo--- (+8)
2. ---ram--- (+7)
2. gustienordic (+7)
2. Serva la Bari (+7)
5. Trudgin (+6)
5. DJ Sprtsch (+6)
5. fauniera (+6)

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Phew! 2 points away, soooo close. I need something to go right with my mediocre team in the main game.

Congrats on being #1 on the week, mc; I know it's a bit weird to toot your own horn on the update, so I figured it'd be good to acknowledge your success somewhere!
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24 Jun 2014 21:01

skidmark wrote:Phew! 2 points away, soooo close. I need something to go right with my mediocre team in the main game.

Congrats on being #1 on the week, mc; I know it's a bit weird to toot your own horn on the update, so I figured it'd be good to acknowledge your success somewhere!


Cheers! embarrassingly outscored my main game team this week.
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03 Jul 2014 17:30

Update 6.5 - Double National Champ Mullen pulls in the points

In a week where many of the young riders in the pro peloton did well in their National Championships, one rider stood out taking both the TT and the RR. Only on 3 teams Ryan Mullen scored 90 points for the week contributing to Yellow Knight's weekly high score, Geraint Too Fast's solidification of his top 10 spot and JereonK's 4 place rise in the rankings. Formolo's 2nd place in the Italian RR was the highest single scoring performance, but joining Mullen as national champs are Valgren (Danish RR) and, one of Dim's 7 unique picks, Jacobson (Norwegian RR).

Weekly Top Scorers

1. Yellow Knight 298
2. ingsve 284
3. gustienordic 256
4. ---Flo--- 252
5. Serva la Bari 246

Weekly High Movers

1. Yellow Knight (+11)
2. Cyivel (+9)
2. Hugo Koblet (+9)
2. ingsve (+9)
5. asdfgh101 (+7)
5. Serva la Bari (+7)
5. just some guy (+7)
5. minessa (+7)

The monthly rankings are dominated by The Hitch, thanks to his combination of the Yates Bros, Formolo, van der Poel, Stuyven and Zabel. His 24 place rise during June sees him now in firmly in the top 20, in 13th place.

Monthly Top Scorers

1. The Hitch 637
2. gustienordic 573
3. ---Flo--- 564
4. Geraint Too Fast 554
5. skidmark 552

Monthly High Movers

1. The Hitch (+24)
2. Cyivel (+18)
3. ---Flo--- (+16)
4. Lupetto (+14)
4. Yellow Knight (+14)

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08 Jul 2014 20:15

Update 7.1 - Points hard to come by

A massive total of 5 points scored in the youth game this week so no full update this time around.

Loic Vliegen, BMC's new staigiare, gained 3 points for 8th in u23 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, and Stefan Küng, who is also BMC bound, gets a single point for 10th. The other scorer this week was Jonas Koch with a solitary point for 13th in GC at Course Cycliste de Solidarnosc et des Champions Olympiques.

Weekly Scorers

1. olafjt 3
2. minessa 1
2. ---Dim--- 1
2. DJ Sprtsch 1
2. Slow Rider 1
2. Vlaanderen90 1

That single point is enough for minessa to join The Arbiter in equal 44th.
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17 Jul 2014 18:24

Update 7.2 - A Tale of Two Riders

In Austria the youth scoring was dominated by Patrick Konrad and Dayer Quintana. Konrad's consistency on GC out performing Quintana's more glamourous stage placings by a few points. Intriguing for the game, none of the contenders are both these riders ensuring very few changes at the top of the table. Elsewhere points where hard to come by.

Weekly Top Scorers

1. karaev 135
2. Jpettersen 112
2. Lortnoc 112
4. The Amateur 111
5. Armchair cyclist 110

Weekly High Movers


1. karaev (+10)
2. Armchair cyclist (+7)
3. just some guy (+5)
3. NairoQ (+5)
3. BYOP (+5)
3. The Amateur (+5)
3. MADRAZO (+5)

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28 Jul 2014 17:35

Update 7.3 - Geraint Gains

Apologies for the late update. Again no massive changes. Top scorer for the week Geraint Too Fast, moves up a place largely thanks to his unique pick Roglic and that rider's successful Sibiu Tour. The Romanian impact also extended to our leader, who padded his lead thanks to 30 points from Grosu at the Tour of Quinghai Lake. None of the other top 5 scored a single point. The rest of the top scorers of the week all relied on 45 points from Zilioli from the Romanian 2.1 race.

Weekly High Scorers

1. Geraint Too Fast 93
2. Zam_Olyas 48
3. Yellow Knight 45
3. Ruudz0r 45
3. olafjt 45
3. Pentacycle 45
3. vmart77 (C4F) 45
3. Ruvu75 45

Weekly High Movers

1. Yellow Knight (+4)
2. waleweter (+3)
2. Zam_Olyas (+3)
2. Vlaanderen90 (+3)
5. ---ram--- (+2)
5. vmart77 (C4F) (+2)

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01 Aug 2014 17:53

Update 7.4 - Yet again for Yates

Adam Yates continues to outshine both his brother and the rest of the neo-pro ranks, his nearest competitor Formolo was again second best to him as Yates took first place at GP Industria which he followed up with 5th at Giro della Toscana - will he get the chance to ride for his own chances at San Sebastian? Also in the points at both races was Zilioli, who closes in on turning a profit. Elsewhere one of Dim's many unique picks Erik Baska enjoyed success in Hungary, and Dayer Quintana followed up his success in Austria with 5th place Prueba Villafranca-Ordiziako Klasika. Elsewhere Dillier has 20 points so far from Wallonie - with over 100 to add in the next update.

Weekly Top Scorers

1. mc_mountain 197
1. skidmark 197
3. Kazistuta 192
3. gustienordic 192
3. hilltopfinisher 192

With points from Yates and Formolo this week all the top 5 scorers are in the current top 10.

Weekly High Movers

1. Nicosix (+6)
2. Zam_Olyas (+5)
2. -Tuart- (+5)
4. olafjt (+4)
4. Cyivel (+4)

Our leader sees his advantage cut as Konrad fails to match Quintana this week.

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Monthly Top Scorers

1. karaev 313
2. Geraint Too Fast 307
3. oliveira 302
4. gustienordic 301
5. Kazistuta 299

Monthly High Movers

1. karaev (+13)
2. Yellow Knight (+10)
3. BYOP (+7)
4. just some guy (+6)
4. Armchair cyclist (+6)

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04 Aug 2014 19:30

Update 8.1 - What Might Have Been

Adam Yates did indeed get the chance to ride for himself on Sunday, and but for an unfortunate crash, may have all but ensured that he would be on every team in the top 10 of this game at the end of the year. As it stands former leader Ruudz0r still has a slim chance of breaking that trend by seasons end. At the top skidmark takes over as the closest challenger to Oliviera, who has now led for 10 updates in a row. Sylvian Dillier's strong neo-pro season continued with a strong overall performance at Tour De Wallonie. A couple of second places in 1.1 races where the next best scorers in Antoine Duchesne and Luca Chirico. The combination of Chirico and Dillier give olafjt both the high score for the week and the biggest jump. NB today's points from Poland appear in this update.

Weekly Top Scorers

1. olafjt 153
2 Yellow Knight 135
3. Trudgin 105
4. olisimpson22 (C4F) 85
5. Jakob747 58
5. olopaine 58

Weekly High Movers

1. olafjt (+8)
2. Trudgin (+5)
3. Yellow Knight (+4)

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12 Aug 2014 20:48

For one week only you get an update from myself and not mc_mountain. He's on a tour of North Korean concrete manufacturing plants and is thus unable to access the internet.

Update 8.2 - It's (Not) A Shame About Ray

Poor old Fus87. He had his heart set on the top step of the weekly podium, and this week it looked possible, with strong performances from Valgren and De Bie in Denmark, and Alaphilippe in London, but it was not to be. His hopes were cruelly crushed beneath the hobnail boots of ray200. Ray also has Valgren and Alaphilippe, but crucially was able to pick up enough points from five (!) other riders to just give him enough of an edge to beat Fus to the top of both charts.

Meanwhile in the overall competition we have a new leader as Oliveira is finally toppled from the lofty heights after weeks of domination. Our new number one is hilltopfinisher, who was also a beneficiary of the young talent that is Michael Valgren.

No doubt more changes will occur over the next few weeks as various stagiaires get more high scoring races under their belts.

Weekly Top Scorers

1. ray200 318
2. -Fus87- 307
3. just some guy 245
4. minessa 215
5. hilltopfinisher 202

Weekly High Movers

1. ray200 (+13)
2. -Fus87- (+11)
3. just some guy (+9)
3. Lortnoc (+9)
5. al_pacino (+6)

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13 Aug 2014 01:27

Leadbelly wrote:For one week only you get an update from myself and not mc_mountain. He's on a tour of North Korean concrete manufacturing plants and is thus unable to access the internet.


Funny :) :)
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The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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19 Aug 2014 19:48

Update 8.3 - May the fourth be with you

Many thanks to Leadbelly for stepping in at the last minute to provide last week's update. I return this week with good news for my team, with 4th places in GC for Villella and Alaphilippe in their respective races, plus the young frenchman's stage victory along with points from Latour and Dayer Quintana enough to leapfrog into the lead. It was a poor week for last week's leader Hilltopfinisher, only mustering Quintana's 12 points to show for the week. Oliviera also dropped a place, but both are still within 120 points of the lead. Taking over in second place skidmark will be grateful for Daan Olivier's strong showing this week.

Elsewhere asdfgh101 matches his leading points score for the week in the main game, with the same honour here, as the best of the teams combining Villella, Alaphilippe and Olivier. Also making a strong surge this week is MADRAZO whose late surge last year saw him/her reach the final podium. Leadbelly's positive karma from doing last week's update, slightly dampened by his gentle ribbing of Fus87 sees him match Fus' 2nd place in the weekly scoring this time around.

Weekly Top Scorers

1. asdfgh101 241
2. Leadbelly 229
3. MADRAZO 228
4. Lortnoc 217
4. CraZyCaLL 217

Weekly High Movers

1. asdfgh101 (+10)
2. vmart77 (C4F) (+7)
2. MADRAZO (+7)
4. Ben1376 (+6)
5. minessa (+5)

Top 20 Overall


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19 Aug 2014 20:13

How were the plants?
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The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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19 Aug 2014 20:18

The Hitch wrote:How were the plants?


My media advisers have told me not to comment (ie I didnt understand the significance of the reference Leadbelly made).
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20 Aug 2014 00:20

Impossible to win without Adam Yates (at least i have him in emerging riders team) but nice to achieve some respectability.
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20 Aug 2014 14:01

asdfgh101 wrote:Impossible to win without Adam Yates (at least i have him in emerging riders team) but nice to achieve some respectability.


While the winning team will almost certainly have Yates on their roster (and in all likelihood Formolo too), it would have been possible (with hindsight of 20/20) to select a team for less than a 1000 points that would now be approx 1000 points ahead of the current leading score. And that's only from the riders selected in the game.
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26 Aug 2014 20:40

Update 8.4 - Leadbelly Sings Happy Theuns Instead of the Blues This Week

Hey there! Long time no update. After a long spell in the wilderness of Canada this summer, I'm back and taking over the youth updates for the next couple.

With the Tour de l'Avenir kicking off, one of the marquee events of youth cycling is underway. However, there were not many points to be had in the opening weekend, although next update should be interesting on that front. Instead, it was little-known Topsport Vlaanderen rider Edward Theuns (pardon the anglicized pronunciation for the sake of the title pun) who was the star of the Youth CQ field, winning the 1.1 Stad Zottegem and five days later finishing 4th in a 1.1 race in France, giving him a weekly total of 116 points. This is especially impressive given that his career total up to this week was 131. Not surprisingly, the 3 teams that had him are the top 3 scorers this week.

This Week's Top Scorers

1. olafjt 168
2. Leadbelly 164
2. Vlaanderen90 164
4. Lupetto 141
5. MADRAZO 127

olafjt takes the week title by a nose, thanks to having Silvan Dillier's 52 points from 9th in the Cyclassics race, on top of Theuns. Those were their only two scorers this week.

This Week's High Movers

1. Leadbelly +7
2. olafjt +5
3. MADRAZO +4
Comodoro +4
Lupetto +4
Vlaanderen90 +4

Not much movement this week, and looks very much the same as the top scorers' list. Leadbelly tops the list, moving up 7 spots to position 44 overall.

Top 10

1. mc_mountain 2570 (-)
2. skidmark 2548 (-)
3. hilltopfinisher 2465 (+1)
4. oliveira 2439 (-1)
5. Kazistuta 2356 (-)
6. gustienordic 2181 (+1)
7. del1962 2173 (-1)
8. Geraint Too Fast 2107 (-)
9. 18-Valve 2062 (-)
10. Armchair Cyclist 2050 (+1)

Despite gaining 29 points this week, thanks largely to Mathieu van der Poel bossing the Baltic Chain Tour, I couldn't close the gap on mc, who remains in first. Minor changes dot the top ten, with Armchair sneaking in and switching places with the departing Ruudz0r. Next week should be a fun one!
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03 Sep 2014 15:10

Update 9.1 - Ray of Hope

In a week that, before the season started, one would have thought that the Tour de l'Avenir would have dominated the points for the youth CQ game, it was actually a World Tour event that had by far the greatest impact. In fact, no teams at all selected the top 2 finishers in Avenir, and only 2 teams had the third-placed rider. Instead, it was those teams with Julian Alaphilippe and Andrea Fedi, both of whom finished highly in Plouay, who dominated the week.

Sidenote - as much as I pay attention to cycling, I had NO idea who Andrea Fedi was before seeing that he finished 2nd in Plouay. Way to break out, Andrea!

This Week's Top Scorers

1. Nicosix 239
2. ray200 230
3. vmart77 (C4F) 221
4. rywann 166
5. ---Flo--- 165
5. Zam_Olyas 165

Only the top 3 teams had both Fedi and Alaphilippe. Interestingly, despite what I said above, the difference between Nicosix at the top and ray200 in 2nd was the 14 points Nicosix scored from Pierre-Roger Latour in Avenir. So it did have an impact after all!

This Week's High Movers

1. Nicosix (+11)
2. vmart77 (C4F) (+8)
3. ray200 (+7)
3. olisimpson22 (C4F) (+7)
3. asdfgh101 (+7)

Same names at the top - Nicosix moves up into 16th place with the big week.

This Month's Top Scorers

It's the end of the month so this update is here as well:

1. ray200 785
2. Leadbelly 661
3. vmart77 (C4F) 651
4. -Fus87- 642
5. MADRAZO 628

ray200 dominates this ranking for the month, as well as being right on top for the week, so they get the honour of the title pun this week.

This Month's High Movers

1. ray200 (+23)
2. Leadbelly (+18)
3. -Fus87- (+17)
3. asdfgh101 (+17)
5. MADRAZO (+16)

Again, decisively, ray200's team is at the top of the rankings, moving to the top half of the standings (currently in 22nd). Last week's champ Leadbelly is right up there in the monthly rankings as well.

Top 10

1 (-) mc_mountain 2686
2 (-) skidmark 2559
3 (-) hilltopfinisher 2496
4 (+1) Kazistuta 2490
5 (-1) oliveira 2480
6 (-) gustienordic 2295
7 (-) del1962 2201
8 (+2) Armchair cyclist 2146
9 (-1) Geraint Too Fast 2133
10 (+1) Ruudz0r 2118


Very little movement at the top. It should be an interesting finish to the season, with the U23 Worlds and the stagaire phase of the season for the top pro teams.

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09 Sep 2014 15:04

Update 9.2 - skidmark reaps the ben-efit

With Ruben Zepuntke netting a stage win and 3rd place on GC in the Tour of Alberta and Sam Bennett 3rd place in yesterday's Tour of Britain stage (included in the latest update), skidmark takes a 90 point chunk out of his deficit to 1st place, which is now only 37 points. If that wasnt enough skidmark is also the the highest scorer this week. Oliviera gets back into the podium spots thanks in part to a strong showing in the weekend's two 1,HC races from Bonifazio. With Adam Yates' point scoring possibilities limited in the Vuelta we now have two teams in the top 10 without the young Brit in Hugo Koblet (second on the weekly scoring) and former rankings leader Ruudz0r.

Weekly Top Scorers

1. skidmark 116
2. Hugo Koblet 112
3. Lupetto 96
4. Jakob747 87
5. MADRAZO 72

Weekly High Scorers

1. Hugo Koblet (+5)
2. MADRAZO (+3)
2. allobroges (+3)
2. Jakob747 (+3)
5. 5 teams (+2)

Top 10 Overall

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09 Sep 2014 16:04

Excellent!!!! Closing the gap to JSG.
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09 Sep 2014 21:08

So close! I was secretly hoping for this last week, ie. I have a good week but it's not enough to unseat MC, so that I could use the title 'mountain too high' for the update. But alas, I will have to content myself with Zepuntke's breakout. At least I'm doing well in the non-main games this year.
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