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22 Apr 2018 21:16

Madrazo's winning team:
Rider/Price/Points
TERPSTRA Niki 417 695
VANMARCKE Sep 602 417
STYBAR Zdenek 503 369
GASPAROTTO Enrico 93 221
ROELANDTS Jürgen 228 167
HALVORSEN Kristoffer 151 94
VAN BAARLE Dylan 347 92
BLYTHE Adam 267 84
GERTS Floris 115 61
BRESCHEL Matti 101 61
VANDENBERGH Stijn 40 38
STANNARD Ian 135 15

The Asian shared 4 of those, TERPSTRA, STYBAR, GASPAROTTO and STANNARD, and while ALAPHILIPPE, DEHAES, CAPIOT, DE BIE and HAUSSLER did their bits to make it close, he will feel that EDMONDSON, VAN HOOYDONCK or ENGER could have done a little more, and it only needed a little more to win it.

Hakkie and Madrazo had very similar teams, but Hakkie's choice of CAPIOT, COQUARD, THWAITES and BASKA (rather than BLYTHE, GERTS Floris, BRESCHEL and VANDENBERGH) were what let him down (although Capiot is unlikely to get much of the blame).

Me: I'll rue the injury to Devenyns, and the 88 points that Gaudin got in the non-counting Samyn and Tro-Bro Leon races.

Best possible team
I post this with no great confidence (Hakkie usually manages to find a better permutation than I do), but the best I can find is:
TERPSTRA Niki
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael
STYBAR Zdenek
KREUZIGER Roman
DEBUSSCHERE Jens
JAKOBSEN Fabio
GASPAROTTO Enrico
Ackermann Pascal
VANENDERT Jelle
TEUNISSEN Mike
HOFSTETTER Hugo
CAPIOT Amaury
which would have scored 3823 from a spend of 2995. Noteworthy that this selection is 25% Ardennes riders (not even counting the Amstel winner), while many teams in the game scored almost nothing after Roubaix. Gasparotto's Ardennes campaign, as in 2016, was a key factor in the win.

Expensive flops
These riders cost more than the average 250 point/rider spend, but scored 1/6 of less of that cost.
Rider/points/price/ teams
DEGENKOLB John 75 999 1
FELLINE Fabio 10 736 5
DE BUYST Jasper 34 710 1
THEUNS Edward 95 645 2
LUTSENKO Alexey 25 563 1
HAAS Nathan 28 533 1
BARBIER Rudy 5 506 1
BOOM Lars 0 465 1
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh 34 478 1
VAKOC Petr 0 439 1
PÖSTLBERGER Lukas 0 405 1
MCCARTHY Jay 20 379 1
BETTIOL Alberto 15 354 3
VAN DER HOORN Taco 0 334 1
GESINK Robert 40 318 1
ROWE Luke 19 291 2
VAN POPPEL Danny 26 287 3
CAVENDISH Mark 0 257 3
DEVENYNS Dries 0 255 5
LANGEVELD Sebastian 35 260 6
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22 Apr 2018 21:33

I think this is the best possible team:

Terpstra (20 selections)
Valgren (2)
Stybar (20)
Kreuziger (0)
Debusschere (2)
Jakobsen (1)
Ackermann (0)
Gasparotto (8)
Vanendert (1)
Teunissen (1)
Hofstetter (0)
Capiot (20)

Together, they score 3823 points for a cost of 2995 points.
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22 Apr 2018 21:47

Importance of each race

Race/points scored/%age of game's total points (In date order)
Omloop 4412 7.0
KBK 437 0.7
Strade 2758 4.4
GP Industria 1312 2.1
Drenthe 661 1.1
Nokere 2898 4.6
Handzame 829 1.3
MSR 3739 6.0
Denain 349 0.6
De Panne 1326 2.1
E3 9255 14.7
Gent-Wev 3480 5.5
Dwars 5586 8.9
Ronde 11156 17.8
Schelde 432 0.7
PR 8418 13.4
Brabantse 443 0.7
Amstel 2054 3.3
Fleche 1447 2.3
LBL 1760 2.8

62752 100.0


Anything else you want to glean from the data? Knock yourself out, and share any interesting insights/calculations.
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Re:

22 Apr 2018 21:49

Hakkie2 wrote:I think this is the best possible team:

Terpstra (20 selections)
Valgren (2)
Stybar (20)
Kreuziger (0)
Debusschere (2)
Jakobsen (1)
Ackermann (0)
Gasparotto (8)
Vanendert (1)
Teunissen (1)
Hofstetter (0)
Capiot (20)

Together, they score 3823 points for a cost of 2995 points.


First time for years you haven't managed to find a better combo than I did. That's almost as satisfying as my 4th place.
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22 Apr 2018 21:55

I should refresh more often before I post...
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22 Apr 2018 23:08

Thanks for organizing the game. Nice to win the game, especially as I have been quite annoyed to have changed Jakobsen (and Marcato) for Halvorsen (and Gerts) very shortly before the start being annoyed to miss 2 points in getting both Halvorsen and Jakobsen, after Halvorsen found his form in Abu Dhabi with a good result while Jakobsen still had not delivered. Generally I had a lot of focus on the riders with the biggets percent of their points scored in the races last years and particulary had a lot of focus on the Ronde van Drenthe, Nokere Koerse and Handzame Classic where there were a lot of cheap points available for some cheaper sprinters focusing on these, like those 2 and Blythe. The rest of my team was very conservative I think with the expensive riders like Vanmarcke, Stybar and Terpstra that always score most of their points in these few races and usually are sure to do well and not really any gambles on riders that could improve a lot.
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23 Apr 2018 03:37

A Close finish, but once again I'm second.

Congrats to Madrazo on his win.

It certainly came down to the less expensive support riders.

Edmondson really had a disappointing campaign.
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