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16 Aug 2017 04:13

I would be very happy to have both Roson and Mas on my team right now. If only looking upwards, I have to keep my faith in noone else than Bananito :surprised:
Aru/Degenkolb is on every team, and after Bonifazios non-selection there's just Carapaz and Mamykin (who am I kidding?) to rely on. Noone from the top3 has Betancur though, so will he offer redemption on the Spanish walls or not?
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16 Aug 2017 04:32

Squire wrote:Thanks for the punctual updates!

I was kind of thinking Teuns' performance would keep me up, but my team didn't give him the backup that other teams did.

I cannot afford things like Benoot's crash and time loss when he's in stellar shape if I want to catch the asian. It's gonna take some Teunsian performances from somebody to dislogde them from the top spot, I think. Maybe I can put my hopes in Roson and Mas for the Vuelta.



The Vuelta is my biggest worry.
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16 Aug 2017 07:39

Squire wrote:
I cannot afford things like Benoot's crash and time loss when he's in stellar shape if I want to catch the asian.

Benoot crashing in Benelux, Gaudu crashing in Limousin. I really could do without the bad luck.

Looking forward to what Mas can do in the Vuelta. No idea what to expect, he certainly is a huge talent, but a grand tour might be too much for him at this stage.
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16 Aug 2017 19:35

Ten riders in the Vuelta. This should be way better than the TDF. Won't make up for my crappy team but will be more interesting to watch. With no Nairo and no Valverde, really looking for Soler to make a splash. An dnow i look at it, my other nine guys will likely do nothing.
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16 Aug 2017 22:53

Happy to still be in the top ten despite not having Teuns. Küng, Boom, Theuns and Barta were extremely important for me this week.
Looking at the Vuelta, I think my team is quite decent with guys like Pozzovivo, Betancur, Aru and Degenkolb (although I wouldn't complain if Theuns gets a few chances to ride for himself as well)
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19 Aug 2017 08:12

36th before the Vuelta, which is not too bad. Yesterday I picked up some unexpected points with Mezgec (80) and Boom (36), but overall my team is not strong enough to compete with the best. Lutsenko underperforming (I should've picked Benoot), Kruijswijk's bad luck in the Giro, the crash of Gesink in the Tour and the illness of Moser are some disapointments for me, but of course every team has its bad luck.

For the Vuelta I have Aru, Kruijswijk, Betancur, Lutsenko, Degenkolb, Gougeard and Carapaz. Aru top 5 (although I'm not too confident in him), Kruijswijk top 10, Degenkolb for a few stages and Lutsenko, Gougeard and Carapaz should try to win a stage. Betancur is the joker of course, but some stages suit him really well, so I expect a lot of points from him (at least 300).

Skidmark, many thanks for all the work you do for this game. Great updates every week.
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22 Aug 2017 04:59

Update #32: LosBrolin Takes Limousin Ride to the Top

It was a bit of a quiet week this week - the median score was 291, and 96 teams scored between 200 and 400 points this week. As a result, the overall standings didn't jump around much at the top. But there were some exciting results to be had, and of course none should be more excited than the weekly winners!

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank Team Points this week
1 LosBrolin 507
2 Googolplex 449
3 nuvolablu 442
4 MADRAZO 436
5 R_O_Shipman 422

As the title of this update would suggest, LosBrolin heads up the week. Of course, having Hamburg winner Elia Viviani was a must for this week, but also of course 103 teams fit that criteria. So a good counter is to have a rare rider score a bunch, which is exactly what happened with Elie Gesbert, on two teams including LosBrolin's. The youngest rider in the Tour this year carried his form from finishing his first Grand Tour, winning a stage at the Tour de Limousin, leading for three days, and ultimately finishing second. A promising finish, netting 118 points for the week, not a bad week for a cost of 57 for the year. Unique pick Bouhanni also picked up 52 for LosBrolin, and rare picks August Jensen (still scoring!) and Guillaume Martin picked up a few too. Googolplex gets back in these updates after a long run in the top 10 overall; this week their team scores with Vivani, Lampaert and Mezgec. nuvolablu rounds out the podium.

This Week's High Movers

Rank Team up/down
1 EvansIsTheBest (+7)
1 MADRAZO (+7)
3 nuvolablu (+6)
4 SafeBet (+5)
4 vladimir (+5)
4 rote_laterne (+5)
4 ThePirate81 (+5)
4 Googolplex (+5)
4 Polliwop (+5)

A relatively low scoring week this late in the season will usually not produce dramatic shifts, and the table reflects this. EvansIsTheBest and MADRAZO come out on top, EITB with contributions from 2 V's, Viviani and Vuillermoz, MADRAZO with Viv and a smattering of other points from the likes of Lampaert, Boom, Consonni, Bonifazio.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank Team Total
1 fauniera 208
2 scrooll07 206
3 Kazistuta 197
4 the asian 195
5 Blues in the bottle 186

No movement here in the top 5 (although Blues in the bottle just misses out, finishing 16th on the week); but just below, GP Blanco pulls into 6th and is knocking at the door with 179 points, whereas HelgeBlendet and Googolplex roll into the top 10, with 156 and 154 respectively.

Top 10 Overall

Rank Up/down Team Points
1 (-) the asian 12495
2 (-) fauniera 12229
3 (-) HelgeBlendet 12093
4 (-) Kazistuta 11928
5 (-) Squire 11801
6 (-) del1962 11757
7 (-) GP Blanco 11744
8 (-) Hakkie2 11629
9 (-) Gigs_98 11515
10 (-) tom_jelte 11433

That's right - no movement whatsoever. Good weeks by HelgeBlendet and GP Blanco especially get them closer to moving up, but there was a bit of separation in the top 10 coming in, and it was generally a tight week.

This week, the Vuelta is in full swing, as well as the WT race in Plouay, the more-prestige-than-CQ-points Tour d'Avenir, and a handful of those late summer 1.1 races in Belgium where you know that some obscure, rare-pick rider is going to go on a run and make a few people in this game really happy. See you when the dust settles on that!

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22 Aug 2017 14:38

Thanks for the update!

Lampaerts win helped me a lot this week putting a slightly bigger cushion between me and Kazistuta and Squire. Stil not confident in being able to catch fauniera or even the asian.
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23 Aug 2017 05:37

Thanks a lot for all the updates! really appreciate it, even though I hardly ever post here.
I have 11 riders going in the Vuelta...with Degenkolb, Miguel Angel Lopez, Kruijswijk, Aru, and the Movistar trio of Betancur, Soler and Carapaz.
They have so far scored a grand total of 16 points, if I get it right. 7 for Aru and 9 for SK Andersen.
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23 Aug 2017 23:50

Hey I hit profit. Woot, go me
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25 Aug 2017 19:29

just seen that I was the worst scorer last week! :redface: :lol: that has not happened before and I was not really expecting it either.

theoretically this was going to be a great Vuelta but with both Kudus and Betancur out, it has not been going well. at least Mas and Soler have scored a few stage points...
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25 Aug 2017 19:50

I was feeling good earlier today when I saw that Carapaz, Gougeard, and Reis were in the break, but of course they ended up finishing 12th, 13th, and 14th out of a 14-man break.
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26 Aug 2017 08:51

And a bad week this has been... on top of promising Bananito crashing out, my potential 2018 picks Trentin and Mads Pedersen decided to increase their value dramatically...
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27 Aug 2017 15:47

Picking Dombrowski (158->43) instead of Bernal (159->608) kinda hurts a bit to be honest.
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28 Aug 2017 08:35

HelgeBlendet wrote:Picking Dombrowski (158->43) instead of Bernal (159->608) kinda hurts a bit to be honest.

In my case, I was looking for a young belgian talent from BMC.
Gilbert leaving the house, I was pretty sure that Vliegen or Teuns could play their game in second cat races.
For sure, I picked Vielgen ... :D :D
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29 Aug 2017 06:03

I think I'm heading for another good weekly result here with Pedersen, boxer, Power, Ciccone etc. Overall my team's pretty awful but hey it's nice to do well sometimes
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30 Aug 2017 22:38

Update #33: LosBrolin Keeps Rollin'

(sorry for the delay this week - got too busy, will try to get back on track)

The Vuelta is into its second week, and with some results in France (Poitou Charentes & GP Bretagne) and Belgium (a bunch of little Omloops and GPs and "Flandrien Town Name-Flandrien Town Name" 1.1 races), there was a fair amount to draw from.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank Team Points this week
1 LosBrolin 783
2 VeloRooms 757
3 Wallenquist 748
4 ThePirate81 714
5 vroome.exe 702

For the second week in a row, LosBrolin takes the top spot! Interestingly, there aren't too many other top scorers from last week hanging around the top this week, which suggests that LosBrolin got scoring from a different set of guys. Of course, any top team this week has to have Viviani, who's in the form of his life and just killing it out there. LosBrolin also gets help from unique pick Bouhanni, who doesn't necessarily give an overwhelming return overall, but is good to have for weekly wins as he contributes in clumps (104 this week). Throw in Mads Pedersen's fine performance (136 points, 14 teams) this week, and you've got a winning combo. VeloRooms collective team comes oh-so-close, 26 points out of the top spot. They also had Viviani and Pedersen, but got their other big contribution from Vanmarcke (96 points). Wallenquist is close behind in third, getting points from Nibali and Spilak behind the common two picks listed above.

This Week's High Movers

Rank Team up/down
1 Hugo87 (+9)
2 Ludwigzgz (+7)
2 abbulf (+7)
2 minessa (+7)
2 Poles & Co. (+7)
2 VeloRooms (+7)
2 DJW (+7)
2 togo95 (+7)

Interesting. A massive tie for second place on this chart, but Hugo87 takes the top honors. While finishing only 15th on the Top Scorers list with 660 points, Hugo is placed just outside the top 40, where things are quite tight (currently the spots directly above their position - 40, 39, 38 - are all separated by a single point). A good jump! The seven-place jumpers tied for second come from all over the map, with one team out of the top 100, a few in the 80s, one in the 70s, two in the 60s, one in the 50s.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank Team Total
1 fauniera 226
2 scrooll07 206
3 Kazistuta 197
4 the asian 195
5 GP Blanco 192

Just when things were tightening up for the last several weeks, fauniera has a fine week once again and pulls away, scoring 18 points on the week and pulling away from the closest contenders. GP Blanco keeps pace with 13 and jumps back into the top 5 after two good weeks (their team scored 18 points last week too). No one else in the top 10 scores points - as an example of how many points accumulate in this competition, double-weekly winner LosBrolin sits in 21st overall, despite back-to-back 45 point weeks.

Top 10 Overall

Rank Up/down Team Points
1 (-) the asian 13035
2 (-) fauniera 12928
3 (-) HelgeBlendet 12571
4 (-) Kazistuta 12447
5 (+2) GP Blanco 12431
6 (-1) Squire 12360
7 (-1) del1962 12359
8 (-) Hakkie2 12150
9 (-) Gigs_98 12030
10 (-) tom_jelte 11952

It may not look like too much movement, but things are tightening up in various places. fauniera takes back 159 points on the asian to move within about 100 of the lead; behind, 4th and 5th are very close, 6th and 7th are separated by one point, and a good week by anyone could move them up a spot or two. No movements in and out of the top 10, of course, but things could change on any given week.

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31 Aug 2017 04:57

With Pozzovivo and Simon Yates both underperforming in the Vuelta, I see no more paths to victory for me.
I'll focus on keeping my Top-10 spot.
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Re: The 2017 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

31 Aug 2017 07:40

Getting closer, i can already feel the slipstream. :D

At the same time, Gavirias knee problems are a worry, as the non Gaviria teams HelgeBlendet and Kazistuta are not too far behind.
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01 Sep 2017 10:20

Just realised that good ol' Oscar Sevilla has gone from 40 -> 400 this season!
What a pick that would've been.
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