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17 Apr 2018 07:24

I thought I was having a poor week, with no points until AGR, but somehow managed to climb several places. The coming week will make or break my CQ season.
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17 Apr 2018 07:24

It's definitely my best season so far,I've never been so high in the ranking during this part of the year.I doubt I can hold this positions after the Grand Tours as I'm lacking of GC riders but it's still nice to see my name there.
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17 Apr 2018 08:08

After a poor start to the season I'm now ranked 13. That's crazy. And that's with a few poor choices, like not having Chaves and Vakoc getting his season ruined basically.
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17 Apr 2018 17:23

jsem94 wrote:After a poor start to the season I'm now ranked 13. That's crazy. And that's with a few poor choices, like not having Chaves and Vakoc getting his season ruined basically.

Do you know whether or not Vakoc will race at all this season? Because completely losing a 400 points rider is pretty bad for my team.
Anyway, my luck from last week carried over to this one and both races taking place right now, today had a stage winner who is in my team. That said, all the performances in these smaller races could be completely overshadowed by the massive points at stake in the Ardennes.
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17 Apr 2018 18:56

Gigs_98 wrote:
jsem94 wrote:After a poor start to the season I'm now ranked 13. That's crazy. And that's with a few poor choices, like not having Chaves and Vakoc getting his season ruined basically.

Do you know whether or not Vakoc will race at all this season? Because completely losing a 400 points rider is pretty bad for my team.
Anyway, my luck from last week carried over to this one and both races taking place right now, today had a stage winner who is in my team. That said, all the performances in these smaller races could be completely overshadowed by the massive points at stake in the Ardennes.


Vakoc may "ride" later this year but I dont think he will be in shape to "race" for any points. He is lucky to be alive!

A few notes on my team. Those pricey picks.

Sagan - 2296 | 1126 up about 380 points but that probably those 400 points he will not get for the WC title
Jungels - 784 | 183 so far only 25% but hopefully he will score some points at Giro
Chaves -505 | 142 - similar to Jungels so far
McLay - 304 | 32 - OMG - what a disaster so far. Sprinter and only 32 points?! Worst pick so far!
DvP - 287 | 175 - So far not too bad, but not great either
Bonifazio - 276 | 20 - Same as McLay - at least he won a stage at Croatia today so there is some hope to break even
Restrepo - 236 | 10 - Who? Where is he? I did not notice him anywhere since the TdU
Kamna? - 220 | 11 - OMG - I thought McLay was my worst pick. Is he sick/injured or something?
Formolo - 217 | 182 - Solid pick
Morton (Lachlan) - 217 | 15 - I'm delusional because I thought he will break even after the TdU

With all this crap above, it is a miracle that I'm not dead last and still hanging somewhere in the middle.

My top scorers - Only two riders over 183! :eek:

SAGAN Peter 2296 1126
JAKOBSEN Fabio 118 339
JUNGELS Bob 784 183
DE BIE Sean 57 183
FORMOLO Davide 217 182
VAN POPPEL Danny 287 175
COQUARD Bryan 220 175
ROSA Diego 209 160
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 505 142
MOSER Moreno 25 142
MCNULTY Brandon 35 108
PHINNEY Taylor 36 107
HALVORSEN Kristoffer 151 106
VLIEGEN Loïc 179 97
NIZZOLO Giacomo 66 87
WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads 160 83
CAVENDISH Mark 257 79
HAUSSLER Heinrich 60 73
MCLAY Daniel 304 32
BONIFAZIO Niccolo 276 20
KANGERT Tanel 58 20
BARTA William 37 19
MORTON Lachlan 217 15
STANNARD Ian 135 15
KÄMNA Lennard 220 11
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan 236 10
NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas 77 10
FABBRO Matteo 30 9
DANIEL Gregory 46 3
SCHLEGEL Michal 147 0
COSTA Adrien 27 0
KÖNIG Leopold 10 0
INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA Beñat 0 0
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17 Apr 2018 20:10

Do you think KÖNIG and INTXAUSTI are training together?
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17 Apr 2018 22:04

Blues in the bottle wrote:Do you think KÖNIG and INTXAUSTI are training together?


I think they joined Adrien Costa and retired from pro cycling ;)
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18 Apr 2018 12:25

Absolutely horrible tour of the alps stage for me. Ciccone I think was the first rider over the top of the last climb who didn't make the front group and Lopez just threw away 9 seconds just for the lulz. I know, it's just one stage but I'm just so angry about this result
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18 Apr 2018 15:14

Cheer up, Ala and Bala did the old one two for me at Fleche :)
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18 Apr 2018 18:15

He, before the season began I thought both Terpstra and Kreuziger were past it. :o

Alaphilippe should still be a fine pick, even if he won't get many GC-points.
Goodbye, Tommeke; thank you for all you have given us!
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18 Apr 2018 18:19

Alaphilippe keeping Valverde at bay is absolutely huge. That's basically a 200 points swing to the teams with Valverde and no Alaphilippe.

Solid ride by Bardet too. Guardini, Nizzolo, Minali, Lopez are looking reasonably good in the two stage races. Finally a good week.
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22 Apr 2018 15:34

Well, in the couple of years I've done this, I have never looked forward to an update with quite the relish I do this one ... Valverde, Alaphilippe and Jungels cleaning up for me. If Valverde had bothered riding out the finish of LBL, it could have been even better.
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22 Apr 2018 15:38

I'm so glad the cobbles are done with :D
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22 Apr 2018 15:43

Have you stopped worrying about Woods? :D
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22 Apr 2018 15:45

Pretty happy this week. Alaphilippe, Gasparotto, Formolo, Bennett, Lopez, Ciccone, Oomen and Brambilla all earning >50 points. Some of those are pretty rare and/or hit pretty big as well, so I'm expecting to gain a lot of places this week.

Hopefully Izagirre can make me forget about his performance in the Ardennes next week in Romandie though :p
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22 Apr 2018 16:11

Good week for me, with great exibitions from kreuziger, bennet, lopez and formolo with also promising results from haig. Can´t wait for the giro. With Chavez, Lopez, Bennet, Formolo, maybe Soler with all real chances of making a really solid place in the GC I think I can climb up some positions in the overall rankings.
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22 Apr 2018 16:23

What a disaster the Ardennes are.

You could see that Valverde gave up as he didn't even bother to try to sprint. That's not normal for him. There's more to this story and it definitely doesn't bode well for the team going forward as he's definitely not happy about something.
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22 Apr 2018 16:39

There were so many popular picks making many points this week that I think most people will have the feeling to have had a good week. I hope that in my case it's not just a feeling but that I'm in the top ten of the week again. I had Lopez, Ciccone, Kreuziger, Alaphilippe, Brambilla, Formolo, Bonifazio who all made good points this week. That said, when I look at Maaaarten's team, I don't feel as confident about my team anymore.
The one big regret I have after this week is not picking Gasparotto, as he was one of the last riders I scratched from my team. Generally it seems like most of my late decisions have backfired as scratched the likes of Capiot, Brandao Silva and Gasparotto for guys like König, Intxausti and Haussler.
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22 Apr 2018 17:45

That should be 1.108 points for me this week, if i haven't overlooked something. Not bad, but i was hoping for a bit more. Valverde let me down today. Still, this should get me out of no man's land and maybe into top 20 again.
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22 Apr 2018 17:51

fauniera wrote:That should be 1.108 points for me this week, if i haven't overlooked something. Not bad, but i was hoping for a bit more. Valverde let me down today. Still, this should get me out of no man's land and maybe into top 20 again.


Wow
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