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26 Jul 2017 15:45

Wait what? I was seventh last year after the TDF?!?! I don't remember doing that well last year at all!

I guess having two expensive rare picks which didn't go well last year (i.e. Nibali and Landa) made me feel like I was doing terrible, whereas this year having a few good rare picks, most notably Roglic, makes me feel more satisfied with basically the same results :p
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26 Jul 2017 16:33

fauniera wrote:
the asian wrote:As expected Fauniera takes over the lead.

He doesn't have Teuns though, so the lead might change hands next week.

With Teuns winning the GC in Wallonia i've virtually lost the lead after only one day. :D

Unfortunate that Gaudu disappeared from the Wallonia startlist a few days before the race. Would have been a good race for him. Now i hope Ciccone gets to ride the Tour of Utah.



Ciccone does ride Utah.

It will be Ciccone's points vs Acevedo's.
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Re: The 2017 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

31 Jul 2017 20:44

Oh god Teuns, please stop being so strong :(
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Re: The 2017 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

01 Aug 2017 21:23

Update #29: Overall and weekly leaders singing Teuns of happiness

The Tour is over, July is over, and we are into the final phase of the season. That means that the table is set for the endgame of the CQ Manager game, which is always a little more exciting in the late summer and fall. It's pretty easy to guess in advance of the year who is going to score big points in the spring classics and the Giro/Tour (although of course there are always surprises), but there are still lots of points up for grabs in the summer and fall, and the races often depends on who's in form, who has shifted their goals from earlier this year, and sometimes even just who shows up to a thinned-out start line.

At any rate, the first post-Tour week resulted in a fair amount of movement, and both the top weekly scoring and top overall scoring tables are very tight.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank Team Points this week
1 del1962 806
2 Roubaix 805
3 Sneekes 786
4 postmanhat 708
5 Kazistuta 705

It was a close one this week, with del1962 taking it by 0.125% or so over Roubaix, 1 point difference with over 800 points, phew! Both had Kwiatkowski and Teuns as the big scorers, as well as decently scoring popular picks Gougeard (FINALLY scoring some points this year) and Landa. The difference was made in the little points, with each team having points from 16 riders. It's impossible to tell where the one-point difference was made, but let's highlight that del's pick, old man Stijn Devolder, got 45 points this week. I didn't think I'd be spotlighting him in any more CQ updates, so might as well take the opportunity when possible. Let's not let this battle overshadow the fact that third place Sneekes was tantalizingly close as well, with main points coming from the same popular bunch as the top two (Kwiatko, Teuns, Landa, Gougeard, Power, Viviani), but fewer minor points.

This Week's High Movers

Rank Team up/down
1 Spice_Girls (+17)
2 Roubaix (+13)
3 Gotland (+10)
3 Martin (+10)
5 Kjellus (+9)
5 Armchair cyclist (+9)

Wow, only one name in common between the two lists, that's rare! That's indicative of the fact that 4 of the 5 top scorers on the week were already in the top 25 overall and so didn't have very much further to move up. At any rate, Spice_Girls tops the list this week (I think the first time I've seen them at the head of an update this year, congrats!), moving up 17 spots on the back of contributions from the usual suspects (all the popular riders from the previous part of the update), but is the only team I've mentioned so far with both Tuens and Theuns, the latter of which contributed 18 points. Roubaix ends up bridesmaid again, although the 4-place difference between 1st and 2nd here wasn't quite as close as the 1-point difference on the previous list. Gotland and Martin tie for the last podium place.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank Team Total
1 fauniera 208
2 scrooll07 206
3 the asian 195
4 Kazistuta 179
5 Blues in the bottle 172

After the flurry of TdF results, the top 2 teams in this competition take a back seat, while 3rd and 4th draw closer. the asian gets 16 points this week and Kazistuta gets 22 as the top 5 are all within a week's points of the overall lead.

This Month's Top Scorers

Rank Team Points this month
1 scrooll07 2812
2 fauniera 2762
3 the asian 2479
4 del1962 2421
5 Kazistuta 2415

July is over, and it's no surprise that its biggest returns came from those teams who dominated the Tour updates. scrooll07 rode the combo of unique pick Froome and almost-unique pick Kittel to win the month, albeit not handily, with second place fauniera (largely getting points from Uran/Landa/Aru at the Tour) only 50 points back. Theirs was a classic 'you take the stage and I'll move up GC' breakaway move, with scrooll taking 3 weeks in a row, but fauniera being rewarded for consistency in those same weeks (two 2nd places and a 6th) culminating with the overall lead last week.

This Month's High Movers

Rank Team Points this month Up/down this month
1 scrooll07 2812 (+34)
2 adamski101 2297 (+29)
3 R_O_Shipman 1983 (+25)
3 postmanhat 2366 (+25)
3 Gotland 1993 (+25)

scrooll07 had a slow start to the year, but July was a big springboard for what could be a strong end to the year. With Froome targeting the Vuelta pretty seriously this time around, the 34-place jump from July may not be the highest left in the year for this team. adamski101 had a solid month as well; despite being overlooked in the Froome/scrooll dominance, their team parlayed strong months from Aru/Barguil/Landa/Bernal/Benoot/Degenkolb to rest just outside the top 40 overall at month's end. There's a 3-way tie for third on the month, with all 3 teams getting a healthy 25-spot jump.

Top 10 Overall

Rank Up/down Team Points
1 (+1) the asian 11110
2 (-1) fauniera 11081
3 (-) GP Blanco 10705
4 (-) tom_jelte 10518
5 (+6) del1962 10405
6 (+3) Kazistuta 10343
7 (-2) Gigs_98 10320
8 (-1) Squire 10312
9 (+1) HelgeBlendet 10308
10 (-4) Object 10303

Things are darn tight at the top, and the lead switches hands again! the asian takes the lead by a mere 29 points over previous week's leader fauniera, while former leader GP Blanco holds solidly to 3rd. With 12 teams over 10000 points, it's all to play for heading into the Vuelta. Only one change in the top 10, as weekly winner del1962 rockets into the top 10 (and in fact top 5), while Maaaaaaarten falls just out.

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02 Aug 2017 03:13

Thanks for the update Skidmark !

Do you believe that all 12 teams over 10,000 points have a chance to win the game?
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02 Aug 2017 13:40

Wow managed to win a week, though only just

On Asian's point, dont think I can beat your team unless the stars align for certain of my riders, have a lot of my better ones in common
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02 Aug 2017 19:52

This is really strange year for me - judging by the weekly updates, my team is completely anonymous, yet it is doing fairly well, currently ranked 17th, down from 15th after TdF. Ninja team of the CQ game :-)
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05 Aug 2017 16:29

I'm looking forward to the new update. This was a good week for me with Landa, Teuns, Pozzovivo, Eiking and Van Der Poel all scoring big,
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06 Aug 2017 21:40

not sure I will ever beat yesterday in Burgos for a race result: top 3 on the stage, 1, 2, 4 and 9 overall. unfortunately I don't have Teuns (had him last year of course :rolleyes: ) so not sure where I will finish this week...
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Re: The 2017 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

09 Aug 2017 22:50

Update #30: Hakkie2 wins week as Teuns continues fantastic run

The August hodgepodge of post-Tour, pre-Vuelta races are upon us, and as usual this time of year, to lead a week you have to draw on points from a number of different races. Considering that it's kind of a 'transition' week without a single huge race, the points were quite high.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank Team Points this week
1 Hakkie2 984
2 vroome.exe 918
3 Squire 908
4 Spice_Girls 891
5 HelgeBlendet 879

With almost 1000 points this week, Hakkie2 takes the top prize. The two shining lights on their team are Pologne winner Dylan Teuns (273 points this week, far more than his 150 cost and bringing him to over 700 on the year) and Burgos winner/dominator Mikel Landa (252 points this week and over 1300 for the year). Sprinkle in points from such rare picks as Pozzovivo (102 points, 15 teams), Giulio Ciccone (96 points from Utah, on 6 teams) and Mathieu van der Poel (80 points in Belgium, 9 teams) and you've got a winning combo. vroome.exe nabs second place without Teuns, but with Landa and Enric Mas in Burgos, Ciccone and Neilson Powless scoring over 90 in Utah, and a bunch of riders between 30-60 points on the week. Squire nets third place with over 900 points mostly from Teuns, Landa and Mas, with some solid contribution from Jaime Roson and Danny van Poppel.

This Week's High Movers

Rank Team up/down
1 Spice_Girls (+16)
1 vroome.exe (+16)
3 merengues (+15)
4 Londonpat (+12)
5 Mellow Velo (+11)
5 oliveira (+11)

In a two-way tie for first, vroome.exe (mentioned in the previous section) and Spice_Girls split the honours, with merengues close behind.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank Team Total
1 fauniera 208
2 scrooll07 206
3 the asian 195
4 Kazistuta 179
5 Blues in the bottle 174

No movement in the top 5; Blues in the bottle scored 2 points for 15th place but that only moves the needle slightly. Things tightened up a bit overall, with teams such as Roubaix, Hakkie2, Squire and HelgeBlendet all scoring to move into the top 15 with totals between 130-150 points, a weekly win away from the top 5.

Top 10 Overall

Rank Up/down Team Points
1 (-) the asian 11808
2 (-) fauniera 11758
3 (+5) Squire 11220
4 (+5) HelgeBlendet 11187
5 (-2) GP Blanco 11130
6 (-1) del1962 11119
7 (-1) Kazistuta 11076
8 (-1) Gigs_98 10861
9 (+7) Hakkie2 10849
10 (+1) Maaaaaaaarten 10781

Some big jumps here, but the top 2 stay the same. the asian extends their lead by a relatively small 21 points over fauniera, but of course each point counts. The big leapers are Squire and HelgeBlendet, each jumping 5 places into 3rd and 4th respectively, although they are both over 500 points behind the top 2 overall. Weekly winner Hakkie2 makes a big leap into the top 10, replacing the Landa-less tom-jelte, who falls from 4th to 11th.

This week is a similar diverse mix of 2.1 or higher stage races going all over the map from Portugal to the Benelux countries to Norway to the USA to the Czech Republic to France. It's likely again that it will take an interesting mix of riders to claim the week.

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Re: The 2017 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

10 Aug 2017 08:19

I'm the only one in the Top 4 without Teuns. Last week i needed half my team to neutralise him, not sure how long i can keep this up. This week Teuns will probably win the Arctic Race of Norway, i need Rigo and Gaudu to perform in Colorado and Ain.
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10 Aug 2017 10:02

Crazy to move a spot back in a week where Teuns,Landa, Campenaerts and Viviani all stepped up.. well, I guess Teuns defines this years top pick:)
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10 Aug 2017 10:31

Slowly crawling up, 11th this week and 25th overall, highest place for me since the start of the season. I still can make it to top10 but I need a great Vuelta (and hopefully also Lombardy) by Nibali.
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Re: The 2017 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

10 Aug 2017 10:34

fauniera wrote:I'm the only one in the Top 4 without Teuns. Last week i needed half my team to neutralise him, not sure how long i can keep this up. This week Teuns will probably win the Arctic Race of Norway, i need Rigo and Gaudu to perform in Colorado and Ain.

I didn't even realize Teuns will go to Norway now. This is just crazy. The guy will likely win three gc's within around 3 weeks. One month ago he was barely into profit and now he looks like a win condition.
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Re: The 2017 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

10 Aug 2017 11:39

Gigs_98 wrote:
fauniera wrote:I'm the only one in the Top 4 without Teuns. Last week i needed half my team to neutralise him, not sure how long i can keep this up. This week Teuns will probably win the Arctic Race of Norway, i need Rigo and Gaudu to perform in Colorado and Ain.

I didn't even realize Teuns will go to Norway now. This is just crazy. The guy will likely win three gc's within around 3 weeks. One month ago he was barely into profit and now he looks like a win condition.


Doing well, but not necessarily a win condition or fauniera wouldn't be where he is, it the combo of riders and the winner will inevitably miss a few good riders but have others to compensate
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Re: The 2017 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

10 Aug 2017 15:12

fauniera wrote:I'm the only one in the Top 4 without Teuns. Last week i needed half my team to neutralise him, not sure how long i can keep this up. This week Teuns will probably win the Arctic Race of Norway, i need Rigo and Gaudu to perform in Colorado and Ain.



Just found out Teuns is riding Norway. I was wondering how to counter your expected points haul from Rigo & Gaudu and was prepared to lose the lead this week.

I have Teuns, Hivert & Taaramae in Norway and will keeping a keen eye on the race.
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11 Aug 2017 14:32

Not having internet access for 1.5 weeks did wonders for my team it seems. Never thought I find myself 4th, but I have to say I quite enjoy the Teuns-show this summer. I saw him scoring in the 350 - 500 point range with potential to score a bit more, but never expected this kind of form after the Tour.

Küng and Boom not losing ground at the Binck would be nice this weekend. Looking through the teams I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep the pace, though.
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Re: The 2017 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

15 Aug 2017 06:07

Update #31: Mouse Squeaks out Victory in the Days of August

I said to end last week's update that there was an interesting mix of races all over, and it would likely be someone with a rare assortment of riders that took the week. And then Dylan Teuns won ANOTHER race. But, in a twist, this week's winner didn't even have him.

This Week's High Scorers

Rank Team Points this week
1 Roar Like A Mouse 604
2 the attacking vikings 598
3 Geraint Too Fast 579
4 Russell23 575
5 LukasCPH 557

The week goes to Roar Like A Mouse, who takes the week by a mere 6 points. This is mostly carried by 3 big-scoring riders: Jasper Stuyven (215 points, 14 teams), Thibaut Pinot (139 points, 4 teams), and... August Jensen!? The previously obscure Norwegian broke out this week, with 160 points and a stage win over the seemingly invincible Teuns. At a cost of 130, his return so far this season of 387 will make the 3 teams that have him quite happy indeed. It should be no surprise that the attacking vikings, a team made entirely of Scandinavians, would place highly in a week where the Arctic Race of Norway is on the list - a short list of riders chosen by fewer than 3 teams that scored for the attacking vikings this week included: Alexander Kristoff, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Micheal Valgren, Bjorn Tore Nilsen Hoem, Vegard Stake Laengen, August Jensen, Andreas Vengstad, Carl Fredrik Hagen, and Sindre Lunke. So yeah, a pretty rare mix of riders there. Geraint Too Fast rounds it out with a more traditional team including Teuns, Pinot and Boom.

This Week's High Movers

Rank Team up/down
1 Roar Like A Mouse (+13)
2 Armchair cyclist (+12)
3 Russell23 (+11)
3 LukasCPH (+11)
5 Geraint Too Fast (+10)
5 SafeBet (+10)

A very similar list to the one above, with 9th-placed Top Scorer Armchair Cyclist breaking into a podium position here, by virtue of being in a tightly packed high mid-table (currently 40th overall).

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

Some maneuvering here as well, with Kazistuta leapfrogging the asian to move into a podium spot, and Blues in the bottle scoring 12 points to pull tighter to the top. Out of the top 5, Geraint Too Fast scores 30 points to move into 6th and is within a weekly win (45 points) of top spot as well. Three(!) teams that had scored zero points in the first 30 weeks scored this week, meaning 129 out of the 131 participating teams have scored at least a point since the start of the year.

Top 10 Overall

Rank Up/down Team Points
1 (-) the asian 12224
2 (-) fauniera 11955
3 (+1) HelgeBlendet 11701
4 (+3) Kazistuta 11619
5 (-2) Squire 11508
6 (-) del1962 11466
7 (-2) GP Blanco 11329
8 (+1) Hakkie2 11301
9 (-1) Gigs_98 11224
10 (+1) tom_jelte 11082

Although there was no movement in the top 2 spots, the range of team scores was quite wide this week, and the asian improved their lead substantially over fauniera, outscoring them by 219 points on the week. Kazistuta parlays a good week to move within shouting distance of the podium; tom-jelte moves into the top 10 while Maaaaaaaarten falls out.

Next week - the Vuelta starts!

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15 Aug 2017 11:04

Thanks for the update!

I've got no words being top3 at this point in the season. Looking forward to the rest of it.
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15 Aug 2017 11:28

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.
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