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2018 Giro CQ Game

27 Apr 2018 07:25

One week and about half an hour from now, the Giro d'Italia starts in the quiet, typically Italian, town of Jerusalem.

Teams are beginning to be released, adverts are appearing on EuroSport: it must be time to get the game ready.
Discussion in the Vuelta thread last season was in favour of following the UCI in reducing the size of teams, but keeping the budget the same. Who can dethrone Fauniera, last year's winner?


Team of exactly eight riders all of whom must be Giro starters.
Budget Budget will be 3500 points.

Price of riders
CQ score for 12 months to 29th April, for which the update file that CQ released on Monday 30th will be considered definitive.
There is a dropbox spreadsheet of riders likely to participate and their prices for the game, and a facility for checking the team total, as soon as possible after that download is available, and I shall try to keep that up to date with team changes as best I can.

Submitting your team
By personal message to me, either here or at Velorooms,
Please send the team with names formatted as per CQ. (Surname[space]Forename and nothing else, not even price or team name: Spanish/Portuguese names need particular care, as do accents or other diacritics) It makes an enormous difference to the efficiency of adding teams. If you use the dropbox spreadsheet it will be a simple copy and paste job.


I have logged my team with Bminchow, the first person to submit a team, and won't change it unless any of them drop out, so there cannot be any accusation of me stealing everyone else's best ideas.


Deadline
The start of the race, which I believe to be Friday 4th May at 11am in Jerusalem, 10am in Western Europe, 9am in GB/Ireland, and other equivalents wherever you may be.

Scoring
Points issued according to the points tables of CQ (column GT2). Note there are no points issued for the young rider category. The winner will be declared as of the CQ points given by 27th May. Subsequent penalties/retroactive disqualifications, should there be any, will not effect the game.

EntriesEntries as of Friday morning, I need to go to work but time for a few last minute entries.
Amis Velo
Armchair_Cyclist
Axl
BicycleBoy
BikeRacer33
BluesInTheBottle
Bminchow
Carlo_Algatrensig
Caruut
Chiron
Comodoro
Del1962
Drebola
Fauniera
Googolplex
Gotland
GPBlanco
Hakkie2
Kazistuta
Koronin
Laarsland
Leadbelly
LightBing
LosBrolin
Mellow_Velo
Minessa
Nathanptz
PremierAndrew
Rote_Laterne
Russell23
Ruvu75
SafeBet
Salvarani
Scrool07
Search
SemirS
Shalgo
Squire
ThePirate81
Tigerion
Trudgin
Vladimir
Yellow_Knight

If you have not seen your name 12 hours after submitting it, drop me a reminder. If you are on another forum, by all means plug it there. We had 46 teams last year, let's try to beat it this time around.


Good luck to all.
Last edited by Armchair cyclist on 04 May 2018 07:32, edited 11 times in total.
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30 Apr 2018 17:25

Thanks to CQ for getting the Monday update online in good time this week: the spreadsheet is ready (two teams still to confirm, I have posted PCS's prediction for now for FdJ and EF), my team is ready to send to the first manager to submit.

A short run-in for this one: I need the teams by Friday morning. I look forward to seeing your teams and discovering where I have gone wrong.

New subscribers here might not be able to PM me: you can PM me at VeloRooms without needing to wait for a minimum number of posts.
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30 Apr 2018 21:43

Well I think I have a team for it. Will submit later (cooking dinner right now). If nothing else I will enjoy cheering for my team.
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01 May 2018 13:23

As he usually does, Search has made a very helpful table of the prices and CQ names of the riders at Velorooms, here.
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Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game

02 May 2018 09:11

Thanks for the game.

The spreadsheet doesn't work or maybe i somehow downloaded it wrong or whatever. Will try to build a team anyway.
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Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game

02 May 2018 17:20

fauniera wrote:Thanks for the game.

The spreadsheet doesn't work or maybe i somehow downloaded it wrong or whatever. Will try to build a team anyway.

Team submitted, no time for any in depth analysis this year so I'm happy that the spreadsheet worked for me :razz:
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Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game

02 May 2018 17:30

fauniera wrote:Thanks for the game.

The spreadsheet doesn't work or maybe i somehow downloaded it wrong or whatever. Will try to build a team anyway.


Sorry to hear that: has it worked for you in the past? Anyone else having problems (or success) with it? The original, un-uploaded, version worked fine, and I have just done a successful test on it.

I don't think it is usable on-line: you need to download and take it out of Protected mode (I hope this is not insultingly basic to you, I have no idea of your level of computer experience)
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02 May 2018 17:56

Team submitted. I didn't try to use the spread sheet. Did my calculations and the riders I picked should be under the points limit. Rather my team does well or not who knows, but at least it should be a fun team to cheer for.
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02 May 2018 19:49

Team submitted, without riders I don't like.
I used the first spreadsheet with Pozzato, no problems here after downloading.
Thanks for putting the game together year after year.
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Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game

03 May 2018 07:05

Armchair cyclist wrote:
I don't think it is usable on-line: you need to download and take it out of Protected mode (I hope this is not insultingly basic to you, I have no idea of your level of computer experience)

Thanks, i'm fine. Nearly done with my team. And my level of computer skills is very low. :D
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03 May 2018 07:47

Just over 24 hours before the race starts and the game closes.

22 teams in so far, with 49 of the 176 riders named, 19 of them as unique picks. There is one rider on a very high proportion of teams, 3 others on more than half the teams, and to be among the most popular 8, a rider would need at least 7 picks thus far.
One team has the most popular team possible within the budget, while another has a popularity ranking just 44% of that. 4 riders costing 800pts or more have been chosen, while 9 men costing fewer than 100 points have been considered worth including.

Don't forget that the race starts, rather inconveniently for those trying to run a game based on it, on a Friday morning. 24 hours to get your teams in.
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03 May 2018 09:46

I sent my team this morning, this will be my first CQ game. I know very little of the CQ ranking, so i don't expect much, but it will be fun :)
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04 May 2018 00:13

Well team has been submitted. Had one rider I really wanted but just couldn't work out a combination that worked. Oh well hopefully the team I have will do well.
Looking forward to seeing the rest of the teams
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04 May 2018 07:44

Thanks for all the entries: strange shift in popularities over the last 24 hours which I haven't seen any news story to explain. Work and other commitments means I probably won't be able to do much by way of putting up the data until late this evening.

I tend not to be too fussy about late entries, so although I have said 9am, hold on for about 3 hours please, from the timestamp of this post if you want to put up your own team in case others are slightly after that.
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04 May 2018 09:07

After a 3 year break I've tried to submit a team (although the message is in my Outbox rather than sent)?? Hope it makes me watch more of the Giro.
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04 May 2018 14:03

Damn, last night I was so close to sending a revised team with Betancur in it. I might regret it.
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04 May 2018 17:06

The teams

There are 44 of them, and here they are (in alphabetical order, and price order within each team). The asterisk, as ever, indicates unique picks. A few forgot that team size had changed to 8, some thought it had risen to 12, and some either penalised themselves with a very low spend, or tried to break the bank with a high one, but everyone got in with a legitimate team in the end.

Amis Velo
BENNETT George
DENNIS Rohan
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
WOODS Michael
FORMOLO Davide
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
VAN POPPEL Danny
SEPULVEDA Eduardo

Armchair Cyclist
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
DENNIS Rohan
MEINTJES Louis
WOODS Michael
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
BRAMBILLA Gianluca
SBARAGLI Kristian
VERVAEKE Louis

Axl
PINOT Thibaut
BENNETT George
FORMOLO Davide
HAIG Jack
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
GUARDINI Andrea
SEPULVEDA Eduardo
REICHENBACH Sébastien

Bicycle Boy
DUMOULIN Tom *
PINOT Thibaut
PLAZA MOLINA Ruben
DUPONT Hubert
KANGERT Tanel
NIBALI Antonio *
DIDIER Laurent *
MORABITO Steve

BikeRacer33
PINOT Thibaut
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
HIRT Jan
GUARDINI Andrea
DE MARCHI Alessandro
PREIDLER Georg *
KANGERT Tanel

Blues in the Bottle
ARU Fabio
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
FORMOLO Davide
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
CARTHY Hugh
SEPULVEDA Eduardo
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
BONNET William

Bminchow
YATES Simon
BENNETT George
DENNIS Rohan
WOODS Michael
FORMOLO Davide
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
QUINTANA ROJAS Dayer Uberney *
VERVAEKE Louis

Carlo Algatrensig
BENNETT George
WOODS Michael
MODOLO Sacha
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
FORMOLO Davide
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson
O'CONNOR Ben

Caruut

LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
MEINTJES Louis
GAVAZZI Francesco *
MOSCA Jacopo *
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
O'CONNOR Ben
BRAMBILLA Gianluca
DE MARCHI Alessandro

Chiron
MARECZKO Jakub
WOODS Michael
MODOLO Sacha
DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David *
FORMOLO Davide
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
VAN POPPEL Danny
O'CONNOR Ben

Comodoro
PINOT Thibaut
WOODS Michael
FORMOLO Davide
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
HERMANS Ben
PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson
GUARDINI Andrea
SBARAGLI Kristian

Del1962
PINOT Thibaut
DENNIS Rohan
FORMOLO Davide
HAIG Jack
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
BRAMBILLA Gianluca
REICHENBACH Sébastien
FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben

Drebola
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
DENNIS Rohan
WOODS Michael
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
VAN POPPEL Danny
O'CONNOR Ben
GESINK Robert
KANGERT Tanel

Fauniera
PINOT Thibaut
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
FORMOLO Davide
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
GUARDINI Andrea
FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben
KANGERT Tanel
VERVAEKE Louis

Googolplex
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
POZZOVIVO Domenico *
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
VAN POPPEL Danny
PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson
O'CONNOR Ben
KANGERT Tanel
BONNET William

Gotland
PINOT Thibaut
WOODS Michael
FORMOLO Davide
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
HERMANS Ben
O'CONNOR Ben
GUARDINI Andrea
CHEREL Mikael *

GPBlanco
PINOT Thibaut
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
VAN POPPEL Danny
GESINK Robert
KANGERT Tanel
KNEES Christian *
VERVAEKE Louis

Hakkie
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
BENNETT George
FORMOLO Davide
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
VAN POPPEL Danny
PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
ZARDINI Edoardo *

Handbrake
PINOT Thibaut
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
VAN POPPEL Danny
CARTHY Hugh
GUARDINI Andrea
SBARAGLI Kristian
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd

Kazistuta
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
WOODS Michael
MODOLO Sacha
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
VAN POPPEL Danny
GUARDINI Andrea
FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben

Koronin
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
VISCONTI Giovanni *
MEINTJES Louis
WOODS Michael
BRAMBILLA Gianluca
PLAZA MOLINA Ruben
CARTHY Hugh
FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben

Laarsland
PINOT Thibaut
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
FORMOLO Davide
VAN POPPEL Danny
BRAMBILLA Gianluca
GIBBONS Ryan
KANGERT Tanel
MORABITO Steve

Leadbelly
PINOT Thibaut
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
HERMANS Ben
CARTHY Hugh
GUARDINI Andrea
DE MARCHI Alessandro
MONTAGUTI Matteo *

LightBing
PINOT Thibaut
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
GESINK Robert
BRAMBILLA Gianluca
SBARAGLI Kristian
FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben
KANGERT Tanel

Los Brolin
PINOT Thibaut
YATES Simon
BENNETT George
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
GUARDINI Andrea
SBARAGLI Kristian
GIBBONS Ryan
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd

Mellow Velo
PINOT Thibaut
YATES Simon
WOODS Michael
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
O'CONNOR Ben
GUARDINI Andrea
SBARAGLI Kristian
MORABITO Steve

Minessa
PINOT Thibaut
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
HIRT Jan
GUARDINI Andrea
DE MARCHI Alessandro
FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben
TORRES AGUDELO Rodolfo Andres

Nathanptz
PINOT Thibaut
WOODS Michael
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
VAN POPPEL Danny
BONIFAZIO Niccolo
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
GIBBONS Ryan

Premier Andrew
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
DENNIS Rohan
MEINTJES Louis
WOODS Michael
GESINK Robert
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
CARTHY Hugh
SBARAGLI Kristian

Rote Laterne
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
YATES Simon
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
FORMOLO Davide
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
ANTON HERNANDEZ Igor *
REICHENBACH Sébastien
KANGERT Tanel

Russell23
PINOT Thibaut
BENNETT George
FORMOLO Davide
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
HERMANS Ben
O'CONNOR Ben
REICHENBACH Sébastien
KANGERT Tanel

Ruvu75
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
DENNIS Rohan
WOODS Michael
FORMOLO Davide
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
VAN POPPEL Danny
GUARDINI Andrea
KANGERT Tanel

SafeBet

PINOT Thibaut
DENNIS Rohan
WOODS Michael
CICCONE Giulio
VAN POPPEL Danny
BRAMBILLA Gianluca
GIBBONS Ryan
KANGERT Tanel

Salvarani
PINOT Thibaut
MOHORIC Matej *
SCHACHMANN Maximilian *
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
VAN POPPEL Danny
O'CONNOR Ben
CARTHY Hugh
GUARDINI Andrea

Scrool07
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
YATES Simon
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
FORMOLO Davide
BONIFAZIO Niccolo
BRAMBILLA Gianluca
GUARDINI Andrea
KANGERT Tanel

Search
ARU Fabio
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
BONIFAZIO Niccolo
SENNI Manuel *
TORRES AGUDELO Rodolfo Andres
GIBBONS Ryan
KANGERT Tanel

Semir S
PINOT Thibaut
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
FORMOLO Davide
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
BOUWMAN Koen *
KANGERT Tanel
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
BONNET William

Shalgo
ARU Fabio
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
VAN POPPEL Danny
GUARDINI Andrea
SBARAGLI Kristian
DOWSETT Alex *
KANGERT Tanel

Squire
PINOT Thibaut
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
FORMOLO Davide
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
GESINK Robert
KANGERT Tanel
LINDEMAN Bert-Jan *
MORABITO Steve

The Pirate81
PINOT Thibaut
DENNIS Rohan
WOODS Michael
FORMOLO Davide
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
GESINK Robert
KANGERT Tanel
VERVAEKE Louis

Tigerion
PINOT Thibaut
BENNETT Sam
MEINTJES Louis
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
BONIFAZIO Niccolo
CARTHY Hugh
SBARAGLI Kristian
GIBBONS Ryan

Trudgin
PINOT Thibaut
MARECZKO Jakub
CICCONE Giulio
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello *
PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
BALLERINI Davide *
MAESTRI Mirco *

Vladimir
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
CICCONE Giulio
FORMOLO Davide
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
BONIFAZIO Niccolo
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
KUZNETSOV Vyacheslav *

Yellow Knight
POELS Wout *
YATES Simon
BENNETT Sam
WOODS Michael
MULLEN Ryan *
DUPONT Hubert
GIBBONS Ryan
KANGERT Tanel
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04 May 2018 17:25

On the one hand, I am feeling good about Dowsett as a unique pick at the moment. We'll see how he does in the longer time trial. On the other hand, I am regretting that I took Betancur out of my team with a last-minute change.
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04 May 2018 18:22

I took Betancur out as well. I couldn't bear having him both in my cq general game and in the cq giro game.

I was hoping Dennis could win today and keep the jersey for a few days. Tons of point in that case.
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04 May 2018 18:30

Well I'm certainly glad I didn't go for a Froome+Chaves+6 cheaps combo.
Also surprised to see I've got a unique pick. Gogogo Zardini!
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