THE GREAT GRAND TOUR GAME... It´s back

Starting again with this years Tour de France:

Prediction Game for the TdF, Vuelta and Giro 2014/15

Champions:

2011-Season; Mortand (Final-Standings)

2012-Season; Sylvester (Final-Standings)

2013-Season; Omitted due bad Giro weather (just kidding )

2014-Season; To be decided (will run through 2015)

Reviews:

2011-Season

2012-Season

Participants:

In parentheses; Inherited points from the first four rounds

Grand Final - La Vuelta a España 2015;

Division Anquetil;

Arredondo (15.5)

Eshnar (16.5)

FoxxyBrown1111 (18.0)

Geraint Too Fast (19.0)

l.Harm (17.5)

Division Bartali;

al_pacino (17.5)

ILovecycling (18.0)

mutschi (18.0)

vladimir (16.0)

Wallenquist (18.5)

Division Coppi;

aarnold517 (18.0)

diggercuz (18.0)

Flamin (18.0)

Ruudz0r (17.0)

The Hitch (17.0)

Division Defraeye;

Hugo87 (19.0)

mortand (18.0)

Pricey_sky (17.0)

the sceptic (18.5)

Vino attacks everyone (17.0)

Eliminated players after the first four rounds (total net points scored);

21st Jspear (70.0)

22nd Pantani_lives (66.5)

23rd Sasquatch (65.0)

24th LosBrolin (64.5)

25th Poursuivant (64.0)

26th Mellow Velo (63.0)

27th kiilike (62.5)

28th search (61.5)

29th Jorik112 (48.5)

30th Ferminal (47.0)

31st jaylew (46.5)

32nd minessa (45.5)

33rd greenedge (45.0)

34thTigerion (43.0)

35th 18-Valve. (pithy) (41.0)

36th BYOP88 (36.0)

37th Afrank (35.5)

38th asdfgh101 (33.0)

39th movingtarget (31.5)

40th oliveira (31.5)

41st Gotland (29.5)

42nd the asian (29.5)

43rd kingjr (28.5)

44th JOSEDIN (28.5)

45th zlev11 (28.0)

46th Netserk (16.5) *

47th Dekker_Tifosi (16.5)

48th Froome19 (16.0)

49th fauniera (15.0) *

50th rainman (13.0)

51st EvansIsTheBest (13.0)

52nd Krzysztof_O (13.0)

53rd Kazistuta (12.5)

54th Jakob747 (12.5)

55th Armchair cyclist (12.0)

56th cycladianpirate (11.5)

(* participated as "Rule-3-a replacement" player)

Current Standings, Picks & Stats, Round V, Grand Final (La Vuelta a España 2015):

Division Anquetil

Division Bartali

Division Coppi

Division Defraeye

Complete Standings, Picks & Stats, Round IV (Le Tour de France 2015):

Final-Standings

Division Anquetil

Division Bartali

Division Coppi

Division Defraeye

Complete Standings, Picks & Stats, Round III (Giro d'Italia 2015):

Final-Standings

Division Anquetil

Division Bartali

Division Coppi

Division Defraeye

Complete Standings, Picks & Stats, Round II (La Vuelta a España 2014):

Final-Standings

Division Anquetil

Division Bartali

Division Coppi

Division Defraeye

Complete Standings, Picks & Stats, Round I (Le Tour de France 2014):

Final-Standings

... too many URLs (says the "improved" cyclingnews forum) ... so to check the division stats of the TdF 2014, use the above link, and then go to google.docs from there ...

About Provisionals:

Provisional rankings are "complete" standings (stage points and inherited points from the previous round/s plus CG points) "as if the GT ended today"; For example a player gained 4.5 points in the first 8 stages with his stage winner predictions, inherited 4.0 points from the previous round(s), and 7 of his picked T-20 riders are currently (after stage 8) inside the first 20 spots of the general classification. Thus this player would have 15.5 "provisional" points. Provisional only, because the Top-20 CG would most likely (to at least some degree) change in the final 13 stages, and it is likely more points will be scored with (correct) stage winner picks.

Apart from that, the extra point(s) for correct CG position picks are included in this rankings.

The provisionals are a good parameter of how things are going for a player. They are certainly a better indicator for "how things will end" than the "true" standings, which "only" include all stage- and inherited points scored up to the given stage. In this example the "true" standing points would be 8.5 of course.