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2016-18 Emerging Riders CQ Game

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15 Jan 2017 12:21

Santos Tour Down Under 2.UWT
PEDERSEN Mads
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc

Won't help me to better my ranking as almost everyone has these two.
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Re: 2016-18 Emerging Riders CQ Game

07 Feb 2017 06:04

Time to check in on this team - I'm in 5th place on the 2015-17 one, 6th here, but have a much better chance ultimately here, because a) there's more time and b) my team is much better.

BERNARD Julien
BOUDAT Thomas
CANTY Brendan
CHEVRIER Clément
CONSONNI Simone
DE PLUS Laurens
FOLIFOROV Alexander
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
GEOGHEGAN HART Tao
KÄMNA Lennard
MANZIN Lorrenzo
MARTIN Guillaume
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
MOSCON Gianni
MULLEN Ryan
ORAM James
PEDERSEN Mads
VERVAEKE Louis

Funny to compare the previous year's team to this team - I had 5 repeat riders in Boudat, Chevrier, Gaviria, Mullen, and Vervaeke. Apart from Chevrier, I'm convinced it was a good idea to pick them again (although a bad sign if I can still pick them again after taking them the year before) - Gaviria is obviously a generational talent at this point, but Vervaeke I think is poised to take a big step up this year too. Boudat is maybe a steady growth guy, and Mullen I'll hold out on before I decide whether his Worlds performance was more than a fluke.

Moscon is already a boss, and Guillaume Martin seems to be progressing well with a Pro Conti program. Mads Pedersen wrung 195 points riding for an absolutely inept Stolting team last year so he should do great with the leap up to Trek. Stoked on all three of those guys.

Kamna and Daniel Martinez I guess I chose them too young, as I picked them again THIS year, ha! Obviously I believe they can grow into big scorers, although after last year I'm skeptical of Kamna as he might need a couple of years (but again, he rode for Stolting, which is maybe the only team I've seen in recent years that developed talent more poorly than IAM or Cofidis). So, I still have hope.

Bernard and Canty seem like steady growth guys (in the mold of one of my current CQ consistency crushes, Dion Smith, who I sadly couldn't pick for this game), and Geoghegan Hart is gonna be money, it's just a matter of how soon he can spread his wings in team Sky, but he'll probably get a favourable calendar like American races or ToB.

Consonni is a neo this year and I have him in my main team. I'm a believer.

Foliforov I had two years ago in my main team and he's been a mystery. Or, rather, Gazprom have been a mystery. He wins a Giro stage but really nothing else. Who knows.

De Plus was thoroughly unconvincing last year, although he might have just needed some blooding like Vervaeke. Jury is out.

Manzin seems set to continue as a moderate points-getter in some minor races, will probably not reach the ceiling I imagined for him.

Oram looks like a mistake, Chevrier looks like he's got a ceiling unless he takes a big growth spurt soon.

So, taking a look at how popular riders are vs. how good I think they'll be, Foliforov, Canty and Chevrier are my rarest picks, and although I've got fingers crossed for the other two, I think Canty might be my real value here. Other than that, my best prospects are popular picks... I think it might be two mid-table guys in Vervaeke and Martin that could really boost my chances.

Looking forward to a new year!
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07 Feb 2017 23:18

Very close at the end of Year One: everything to play for (and no way of effecting it):
Year 2 Month 1 to Feb 5th

Riders of the month
CALMEJANE Lilian 195pts 1 team (Won GC with a stage win and a 2nd in Bessèges, and 3rd in La Marseillaise for Alykaptan)
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan 148 5 (10th in TDU, 4th in Evans' Ocean Race)
SCOTSON Miles 127 1 (Aussie RR win, 5th in the TT and finishers' points for Just Some Guy)
VERVAEKE Louis 84 15 (a second and a fourth in Majorcan races)
SENNI Manuel 77 1 (3rd in Volta a la Comminitat Valenciana for Amis Velo)
CANTY Brendan 50 4 (Top 10 in both Aus nat champs events, top 20 in Evans' Ocean Race)
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando 46 36 (2 stage wins in San Juan)
POLITT Nils 45 7 (6th in GC at Bessèges)

Points earned
These scores are lower than the riders 1 year behind them: these riders are meant to be more established....
1 AmisVelo 424 (Restrepo, Vervaeke, Senni & Gaviria)
2 Ludwigzgz 358 (Restrepo, Vervaeke & Gaviria)
3 Alykaptan 293 (Calmejane & Gaviria)
4 Skidmark 278 (Vervaeke, Canty & Gaviria)
5 JustSomeGuy 265
6 Jakob747 257
7 Josedin 255
8 Comodoro 247
9 HugoKoblet 241
10 Joelsim 229
11 Armchair_Cyclist 217
12 Blues_in_the_Bottle 214
13 DJW 211
14 Abbulf 197
15 Murrjt 196
15 Madrazo 196
17 Ruudz0r 187
18 LukasCPH 186
19 Leadbelly 185
20 Karaev 182
21 ItalianGigolo 172
22 Del1962 170
22 HilltopFinisher 170
24 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 165
25 Bomboloni 157
26 Togo 136
27 Flo 130
28 GPBlanco 125
29 MCMountain 122
29 Laarsland 122
31 Scrooll07 116
32 RoteLaterne 113
33 Vladimir 110
34 Kazistuta 98
35 0w1s 97
36 Trudgin 89
37 GuilhermeRibeiro 65
CollectiveWisdom 196

Standings
I'm still getting a nosebleed, while DJW moves ahead of Flo for 2nd. Amis Velo's 7 place rise is the best of the month, and he and Alykaptan come into the top ten in place of Del and Karaev. Given his dominant win in the 2014-16 win, Ludwigzgz' rise to 4th looks ominous.

1 Armchair_Cyclist 4056
2 DJW 4022
3 Flo 3959
4 Ludwigzgz 3911
5 Skidmark 3865
6 Scrooll07 3850
7 Murrjt 3790
8 HugoKoblet 3777
9 AmisVelo 3735
10 Alykaptan 3729
11 Del1962 3649
12 Karaev 3627
13 Blues_in_the_Bottle 3594
14 GPBlanco 3548
15 Madrazo 3547
16 LukasCPH 3492
17 HilltopFinisher 3489
18 Ruudz0r 3467
19 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 3451
20 Josedin 3389
21 MCMountain 3385
22 Togo 3353
23 Abbulf 3343
24 Vladimir 3279
25 RoteLaterne 3268
26 Comodoro 3266
27 Jakob747 3230
28 Leadbelly 3192
29 Joelsim 3179
30 Trudgin 3084
31 Kazistuta 3064
32 ItalianGigolo 3013
33 Laarsland 2883
34 Bomboloni 2834
35 0w1s 2722
36 JustSomeGuy 2494
37 GuilhermeRibeiro 1100
CollectiveWisdom 3816
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07 Mar 2017 00:29

Year 2 Month 2 and up to 5th March


February yields fewer points than January, and year one (for one team at least) outscores year 2: points in these games can be rather counter-logical.

(Name/points/teams)
ANTUNES Amaro Manuel Reposo 119 1 (Stage win and 5th in GC in Volta ao Algarve for GuilhermeRibeiro)
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 116 2 (7th in Langkawi, 5th in Larciano for Armchair Cyclist and Ruudz0r)
CALMEJANE Lilian 85 1 (5th in Haut Var GC, points in Drome, Ardeche and Laigueglia for Alykaptan)
OWEN Logan 65 1 (stage win 6th in Volta ao Alentejo for Kazistuta)
DUNBAR Eddie 59 5 (5th in Volta ao Alentejo)
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan 53 5 (2nd in Vuelta a Murcia)

1 Alykaptan 357 (Calmejeane and Dunbar, and 11 other scorers)
2 Ruudz0r 337 (Bernal and 13 others)
3 Armchair_Cyclist 307 (Bernal and 13 others)
4 AmisVelo 296
5 Ludwigzgz 286
6 Joelsim 272
7 Kazistuta 265
8 Murrjt 260
9 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 258
10 HugoKoblet 256
10 Del1962 256
12 Leadbelly 241
13 HilltopFinisher 236
14 Madrazo 234
15 Karaev 233
16 GPBlanco 231
16 MCMountain 231
18 Vladimir 230
19 Josedin 219
20 Comodoro 217
21 RoteLaterne 199
22 Abbulf 198
23 Scrooll07 196
23 ItalianGigolo 196
25 Flo 193
26 Skidmark 189
27 0w1s 180
28 Togo 178
29 Laarsland 177
30 Jakob747 175
31 Blues_in_the_Bottle 165
32 GuilhermeRibeiro 159
33 JustSomeGuy 156
34 LukasCPH 144
35 DJW 141
35 Trudgin 141
37 Bomboloni 140
CollectiveWisdom 231


My continued, and extended, lead is more of a surprise to me than it is to any of you, I assure you. Ludwigzgz' rise to 2nd is ominous, given his dominance of the 2014-16 game, but his 5 place rise is overshadowed by 6 place moves for Alykaptan, Amis Velo (both of those two are new in the top ten) and Ruudz0r.

1 Armchair_Cyclist 4363
2 Ludwigzgz 4197
3 DJW 4163
4 Flo 4152
5 Alykaptan 4086
6 Skidmark 4054
7 Murrjt 4050
8 Scrooll07 4046
9 HugoKoblet 4033
10 AmisVelo 4031
11 Del1962 3905
12 Karaev 3860
13 Ruudz0r 3804
14 Madrazo 3781
15 GPBlanco 3779
16 Blues_in_the_Bottle 3759
17 HilltopFinisher 3725
18 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 3709
19 LukasCPH 3636
20 MCMountain 3616
21 Josedin 3608
22 Abbulf 3541
23 Togo 3531
24 Vladimir 3509
25 Comodoro 3483
26 RoteLaterne 3467
27 Joelsim 3451
28 Leadbelly 3433
29 Jakob747 3405
30 Kazistuta 3329
31 Trudgin 3225
32 ItalianGigolo 3209
33 Laarsland 3060
34 Bomboloni 2974
35 0w1s 2902
36 JustSomeGuy 2650
37 GuilhermeRibeiro 1259
CollectiveWisdom 4047
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07 Mar 2017 20:41

Good call GuilhermeRibeiro for picking Antunes. I just realized I don't have Bernal. I had him in the youth and main game last year and this year again in the main team. I only swapped him him in the 2017-2019 edition for Martinez as I was convinced I have him in this game. Congratulation to your continued lead Armchair cyclist, well deserved.
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