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26 Feb 2015 20:59

NairoQ wrote:The puzzling is ongoing. I seem to find my budget large enough, the main difficulty is whether or not to include a certain rider here - something which will be of main importance.


Waiting for a competitive team from you. :cool:
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26 Feb 2015 23:46

28 teams so far: 123 riders selected of whom 65 are unique picks and 2 are on at least half of the teams.

I'm not sure why I had put midnight as a closing time: I'm not likely to do anything between then and the beginning of the Omloop that will make any difference to accumulating the results, so I'll extend the closing time until the start of that race, 10:45 am GMT on Saturday.

So those who really like to leave things until the last minute can compile a team between their Friday night drinking session and their Saturday morning ride...
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27 Feb 2015 10:40

Hugo87 wrote:Waiting for a competitive team from you. :cool:


Looking forward to it too ;)

Armchair cyclist wrote:and 2 are on at least half of the teams.

I can imagine one, but can only guess about the second one.

I'm having 4 riders I really want in my team between 40-90 points, and including them all puts me 15 points over budget. These kind of things always tend to completely shift my team around, let's hope not with bad effects.
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27 Feb 2015 18:23

thank you AC for running the game.

just remembered now about the deadline.

PMed a very simple team. I am going to fight for the last spot :)
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28 Feb 2015 00:19

Have also just submitted my team now

Was very much in doubt about the 3 last spaces, either the combo with 1 rather expensive rider and 2 cheap ones or the other one with 3 good midpriced riders. In the end one of the combis gave exactly 3000 points so took that as a sign I had to choose that one, now I could not decide otherwice.
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28 Feb 2015 00:33

About 10 hours to go, now 42 teams and 146 riders, of whom 75 are unique and 4 are on at least half the teams. Teams submitted are in the OP: let's get a few more in the morning to make it bigger than last year's edition.
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28 Feb 2015 09:09

AC, I send my team again by PM. Send it already yesterday afternoon, but I don't see myself in the OP list.
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28 Feb 2015 09:37

Vesica wrote:AC, I send my team again by PM. Send it already yesterday afternoon, but I don't see myself in the OP list.


Apologies: your team was indeed received and logged. A hazard of being last in alphabetical order I suppose. As a teacher, perhaps I should check whether Zach Zywowski has been marked in the register all term.
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28 Feb 2015 09:59

No problem! it's fixed now :)
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28 Feb 2015 11:36

My Team

I decided that in general I was going to go for cobbled riders as these seemed to have a higher percentage of points generally than hilly classic riders who as a rule pick up more stage race points.

VANMARCKE Sep(887)

I expect him to be a solid pick, he may even win a monument.

BOONEN tom(783)

While obviously nowhere near last years bagain I think he will score similarly to Vanmarcke

STYBAR Zdenek(646)

I had a choice between him and EdBos and I just felt that EdBos is form is not good enough even though Ed Bos would have increased my low end budget.

STANNARD IAN(250)

After last seasons injury I think he should be good value.

ROWE LUKE(127)

Good early season form - I think he will be a solid pick, picking up pleny of top 10's.

HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis(92)

Slightly risky pick but if he does ride and shows some form then he will proove good value.

MOSER Moreno(87)

At his cost I felt he is good value.

GAUDIN Damien(66)

Felt much the same way as I did about Moser

This left me with a low budget to chose the remaining riders from

KING Edward(25)

His schedule says Dwars, E3, Gent-W, RVV, SChedeprijs and PR

So when I had 25 points left he made the team.

TURGIS ANTHONY(20)

Young neo-pro who has some good one day U23 results.
Scheduled for Omloop

DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd(10)

Could pick something up in Ardennes races.

KERKHOF Tim (6)

Down to start Omloop - could get a few races with Roompot
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28 Feb 2015 12:24

My team. Was very much in doubt about Vanmarcke (and Goss/Van Lerberghe) instead of Boasson Hagen/Gasparotto/Turgot. But ended up in the end chosing the safe points from Vanmarcke.


VANMARCKE Sep
VANDENBERGH Stijn
ROELANDTS J?rgen
STANNARD Ian
POZZATO Filippo
HAUSSLER Heinrich
OSS Daniel
GATTO Oscar
LADAGNOUS Matthieu
GAUDIN Damien
GOSS Matthew
VAN LERBERGHE Bert
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28 Feb 2015 12:48

VANMARCKE Sep
seems ready to take a (monument) win

WELLENS Tim
picked him for the hilly classics

STANNARD Ian
I good shape, and who knows he can do what he did last year

HAUSSLER Heinrich
Also in good form as it looks so far

THEUNS Edward
young, but al lot of top 10s last weeks

HIVERT Jonathan
for the French races

STUYVEN Jasper
talented, but risky pick

MOSER Moreno
for the hills, cheap pick

VANSUMMEREN Johan
can score much higher than his price

TJALLINGII Maarten
strong man, finishes at least every race he's in, might surprise some day

MOHORIC Matej
see stuyven..

DE WEERT Kevin
cheap pick, little bit same story as vansummeren en tjallingii
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28 Feb 2015 13:02

THE TEAMS
45 teams in the end: 44 properly budgeted...
(asterisk indicates unique pick)

18Valve
GASPAROTTO Enrico
GAUDIN Damien
HAUSSLER Heinrich
LADAGNOUS Matthieu
MARCATO Marco *
MOSER Moreno
PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson *
PELUCCHI Matteo
POZZATO Filippo
STANNARD Ian
VANMARCKE Sep
WEGMANN Fabian

AG
ARMEE Sander *
CLARKE Simon *
EARLE Nathan *
EDET Nicolas *
GILBERT Philippe *
HAUSSLER Heinrich
HAYMAN Mathew
MOSER Moreno
PELLAUD Simon *
STANNARD Ian
TANNER David
VANSUMMEREN Johan

Akuryo
BARGUIL Warren *
BOZIC Borut
BURGHARDT Marcus
DEVOLDER Stijn
EISEL Bernhard
GASPAROTTO Enrico
HAUSSLER Heinrich
MORAJKO Jacek *
PAOLINI Luca
SCHUMACHER Stefan *
STYBAR Zdenek
VANDENBERGH Stijn

Alykaptan
BANDIERA Marco *
BOONEN Tom
DEVENYNS Dries
GATTO Oscar
GAUDIN Damien
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
MOSER Moreno
PAOLINI Luca
POZZATO Filippo
STANNARD Ian
STYBAR Zdenek
VANDENBERGH Stijn

AmisVelo
DEVENYNS Dries
GASPAROTTO Enrico
GAUDIN Damien
HIVERT Jonathan
MOSER Moreno
OFFREDO Yoann
POZZATO Filippo
ROELANDTS J?rgen
STANNARD Ian
VANMARCKE Sep
VANSUMMEREN Johan
YATES Simon

ArchieBoy
CHAINEL Steve
DELAGE Micka?l
DEVENYNS Dries
GAUDIN Damien
LANGEVELD Sebastian *
OFFREDO Yoann
ROELANDTS J?rgen
ROSA Diego *
STANNARD Ian
TURGOT S?bastien
VANDENBERGH Stijn
VANENDERT Jelle

Armchair
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
DEVENYNS Dries
DILLIER Silvan
EISEL Bernhard
JANS Roy
JUNGELS Bob
MOSER Moreno
NORDHAUG Lars Petter
POZZATO Filippo
STANNARD Ian
TEUNS Dylan
VANSUMMEREN Johan

Asdfgh101
CIOLEK Gerald *
GAUDIN Damien
HAUSSLER Heinrich
LADAGNOUS Matthieu
MARECZKO Jakub
OSS Daniel
PELUCCHI Matteo
ROELANDTS J?rgen
STANNARD Ian
STYBAR Zdenek
THEUNS Edward
VANDENBERGH Stijn

Batchuba
EISEL Bernhard
GASPAROTTO Enrico
GAUDIN Damien
HAUSSLER Heinrich
MARKUS Barry *
MOSER Moreno
OSS Daniel
PAOLINI Luca
STANNARD Ian
VANENDERT Jelle
VANMARCKE Sep
VANSUMMEREN Johan

CaptCavman
CANCELLARA Fabian
GAUDIN Damien
GOSS Matthew
HAYMAN Mathew
KLUGE Roger *
MOSER Moreno
STANNARD Ian
TURGOT S?bastien
VANENDERT Dennis
VANMARCKE Sep
VANSUMMEREN Johan
WYNANTS Maarten

Comodoro
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
BOOM Lars
GASPAROTTO Enrico
GESINK Robert
HAUSSLER Heinrich
JANS Roy
MOSER Moreno
PAOLINI Luca
POZZATO Filippo
ROELANDTS J?rgen
VALLEE Boris
VANSUMMEREN Johan

Crevaison
ARASHIRO Yukiya *
BLAIN Alexandre *
CANCELLARA Fabian
GAUDIN Damien
GUARDINI Andrea
HAUSSLER Heinrich
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
MOSER Moreno
POELS Wout *
SENECHAL Florian
STANNARD Ian
STUYVEN Jasper

Del1962
BOONEN tom
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd *
GAUDIN Damien
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
KERKHOF Tim *
KING Edward *
MOSER Moreno
ROWE LUKE
STANNARD IAN
STYBAR Zdenek
TURGIS ANTHONY
VANMARCKE Sep

DJSprtsch
DE VREESE Laurens
DEVENYNS Dries
DILLIER Silvan
GROENEWEGEN Dylan
LEMOINE Cyril *
LEUKEMANS Bj?rn *
ROWE Luke
STANNARD Ian
STUYVEN Jasper
TEUNISSEN Mike
TURGOT S?bastien
VANDENBERGH Stijn

DJW
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
BOZIC Borut
CHAINEL Steve
FELLINE Fabio
HAUSSLER Heinrich
JUNGELS Bob
MOSER Moreno
PAOLINI Luca
STANNARD Ian
STYBAR Zdenek
VANDENBERGH Stijn
VANSUMMEREN Johan

GeraintTooFast
CHAINEL Steve
GAUDIN Damien
HAUSSLER Heinrich
HAYMAN Mathew
LADAGNOUS Matthieu
OSS Daniel
PAOLINI Luca
ROELANDTS J?rgen
ROLLIN Dominique
STANNARD Ian
STYBAR Zdenek
VANMARCKE Sep

GPBlanco
BOOM Lars
DILLIER Silvan
GAUDIN Damien
HOOGERLAND Johnny
PAOLINI Luca
SENECHAL Florian
Stannard Ian
STYBAR Zdenek
TJALLINGII Maarten
VALLEE Boris
VANDENBERGH Stijn
YATES Simon

Hugo87
BOONEN Tom
CANCELLARA Fabian
DE GENDT Thomas
GAUDIN Damien
GOSS Matthew
HAUSSLER Heinrich
MOHORIC Matej
POZZATO Filippo
ROULSTON Hayden *
STANNARD Ian
VANENDERT Dennis
VANSUMMEREN Johan
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28 Feb 2015 13:03

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ADAMS Jens *$
BOONEN Tom
CANCELLARA Fabian
DOWNING Russell
FELLINE Fabio
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
HIVERT Jonathan
MOSER Moreno
PELUCCHI Matteo
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc *
STANNARD Ian
WEGMANN Fabian

Jancouver
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
CANCELLARA Fabian
GAUDIN Damien
Groenewegen Dylan
LADAGNOUS Matthieu
PAOLINI Luca
Skjerping Kristoffer
STEELS Stijn *
STYBAR Zdenek
TEUNS Dylan
VANSUMMEREN Johan
WALLAYS Jens *

Joelsim
BYSTR?M Sven Erik *
DILLIER Silvan
K?NG Stefan *
MARECZKO Jakub
MARINI Nicolas *
STANNARD Ian
STUYVEN Jasper
TEUNISSEN Mike
THEUNS Edward
TURGIS Anthony
VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume
VANMARCKE Sep

Josedin
BENNETT Sam
CHAINEL Steve
DE KORT Koen
MONDORY Lloyd *
MOSER Moreno
ROLLIN Dominique
STANNARD Ian
TURGIS Anthony
VANDENBERGH Stijn
VANENDERT Jelle
VANMARCKE Sep
VANSPEYBROECK Pieter *

JosephD
DE KORT Koen
EISEL Bernhard
GASPAROTTO Enrico
GAUDIN Damien
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
HOOGERLAND Johnny
SCH?R Michael *
STYBAR Zdenek
VAN HECKE Preben *
VANDENBERGH Stijn
VANMARCKE Sep
WYNANTS Maarten

JustSomeGuy
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
HAUSSLER Heinrich
HAYMAN Mathew
MOSER Moreno
NORDHAUG Lars Petter
OFFREDO Yoann
POZZATO Filippo
ROELANDTS J?rgen
STANNARD Ian
STUYVEN Jasper
TANNER David
ULISSI Diego *

Karaev
BOOM Lars
BURGHARDT Marcus
GAUDIN Damien
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
MOSER Moreno
POZZATO Filippo
ROWE Luke
STANNARD Ian
THEUNS Edward
VANDENBERGH Stijn
VANMARCKE Sep
VANSUMMEREN Johan

Kazistuta
BOOM Lars
BOONEN Tom
GAUDIN Damien
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
MOSER Moreno
OFFREDO Yoann
SCHLECK Fr?nk *
STANNARD Ian
VALLS FERRI Rafael
VAN DER HAAR Lars *
VANBILSEN Kenneth *
YATES Simon

LaVelocipede
DE BACKER Bert *
DEHAES Kenny *
DEVENYNS Dries
DEVOLDER Stijn
GASPAROTTO Enrico
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
LADAGNOUS Matthieu
POZZATO Filippo
STANNARD Ian
VANDENBERGH Stijn
VANMARCKE Sep
VANSUMMEREN Johan

Leadbelly
Blythe Adam *
Boonen Tom
Downing Russell
Guardini Andrea
Haussler Heinrich
Hivert Jonathan
Moser Moreno
Pozzato Filippo
Stannard Ian
Stuyven Jasper
Theuns Edward
Vandenbergh Stijn

LightBing
BOONEN Tom
DECLERCQ Tim
GOSS Matthew
MOSER Moreno
SELIG R?diger
STANNARD Ian
STYBAR Zdenek
TURGIS Anthony
VANMARCKE Sep
VANSUMMEREN Johan
VICIOSO ARCOS Angel *
ZORDAN Andrea *

LosBrolin
BENOOT Tiesj *
HAUSSLER Heinrich
KONRAD Patrick *
MEERSMAN Gianni *
OLIVIER Daan *
OSS Daniel
PELUCCHI Matteo
POZZATO Filippo
STUYVEN Jasper
TEUNISSEN Mike
THEUNS Edward
WEGMANN Fabian

Madrazo
GATTO Oscar
GAUDIN Damien
GOSS Matthew
HAUSSLER Heinrich
LADAGNOUS Matthieu
OSS Daniel
POZZATO Filippo
ROELANDTS J?rgen
STANNARD Ian
VAN LERBERGHE Bert *
VANDENBERGH Stijn
VANMARCKE Sep

MellowVelo
CANCELLARA Fabian
DECLERCQ Tim
FAVILLI Elia *
GAUDIN Damien
GESCHKE Simon
GESINK Robert
HAUSSLER Heinrich
MOHORIC Matej
MOSER Moreno
OSS Daniel
STANNARD Ian
VALLS FERRI Rafael

Murali
BONO Matteo *
BOSWELL Ian *
CANCELLARA Fabian
DE GENDT Thomas
DEVOLDER Stijn
EWAN Caleb *
GESCHKE Simon
KEISSE Iljo *
MEYER Cameron *
MOHORIC Matej
PATE Danny *
STYBAR Zdenek

Murrjt
GASPAROTTO Enrico
GATTO Oscar
GAUDIN Damien
HAUSSLER Heinrich
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
HOFLAND Moreno *
OFFREDO Yoann
POZZATO Filippo
ROELANDTS J?rgen
STANNARD Ian
TSATEVICH Alexei
VANENDERT Jelle

NairoQ
BOONEN Tom
GAUDIN Damien
HAUSSLER Heinrich
HAYMAN Mathew
MOSER Moreno
ROLLIN Dominique
SELIG R?diger
STANNARD Ian
STUYVEN Jasper
VANDENBERGH Stijn
VANMARCKE Sep
VANSUMMEREN Johan

Nepetalactone
GAUDIN Damien
GOSS Matthew
HAUSSLER Heinrich
MOHORIC Matej
MOSER Moreno
OFFREDO Yoann
SENECHAL Florian
STANNARD Ian
STYBAR Zdenek
VANMARCKE Sep
VANSUMMEREN Johan
YATES Simon

NotMyCircus
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
BOECKMANS Kris *
HAUSSLER Heinrich
HIVERT Jonathan
JANS Roy
MEINTJES Louis *
PAOLINI Luca
PELUCCHI Matteo
STANNARD Ian
THEUNS Edward
TSATEVICH Alexei
VANDENBERGH Stijn

Oliveira
CAVENDISH Mark *
DEVENYNS Dries
Downing Russell
EL FARES Julien *
HIVERT Jonathan
LADAGNOUS Matthieu
MOSER Moreno
POZZATO Filippo
ROELANDTS J?rgen
STANNARD Ian
STYBAR Zdenek
WEGMANN Fabian

PBlazer
DEVOLDER Stijn
GATTO Oscar
GAUDIN Damien
LE BON Johan *
STANNARD Ian
STUYVEN Jasper
TEUNS Dylan
TURGOT S?bastien
VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume
VANMARCKE Sep
WEENING Pieter *
ZABEL Rick *

RoteLaterne
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
DEVENYNS Dries
GROENEWEGEN Dylan
HAUSSLER Heinrich
LIGTHART Pim *
SKJERPING Kristoffer
STANNARD Ian
STUYVEN Jasper
STYBAR Zdenek
THEUNS Edward
VANDENBERGH Stijn
VANSUMMEREN Johan

Scrool07
BOONEN Tom
DE VREESE Laurens
DELAGE Micka?l
DEVENYNS Dries
FELLINE Fabio
JUNGELS Bob
NORDHAUG Lars Petter
PETIT Adrien *
VAN POPPEL Boy *
WALLAYS Jelle *
WYNANTS Maarten
ZINGLE Romain *

Search
BOOM Lars
DEVENYNS Dries
HAUSSLER Heinrich
HAYMAN Mathew
LADAGNOUS Matthieu
NOCENTINI Rinaldo *
PAOLINI Luca
POZZATO Filippo
ROELANDTS J?rgen
STANNARD Ian
STYBAR Zdenek
VANSUMMEREN Johan

TomJelte
BENNETT Sam
BOOM Lars
HAUSSLER Heinrich
HENAO GOMEZ Sebastian *
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
MOHORIC Matej
MOSER Moreno
OFFREDO Yoann
PAOLINI Luca
STANNARD Ian
STYBAR Zdenek
VANDENBERGH Stijn

Trudgin
BOOM Lars
CANOLA Marco *
COLBRELLI Sonny *
DE GENDT Thomas
DEVENYNS Dries
DOCKX Gert *
LECUISINIER Pierre-Henri *
MOSER Moreno
PAOLINI Luca
POZZATO Filippo
STERBINI Simone *
STYBAR Zdenek

Vesica
DE WEERT Kevin *
HAUSSLER Heinrich
HIVERT Jonathan
MOHORIC Matej
MOSER Moreno
STANNARD Ian
STUYVEN Jasper
THEUNS Edward
TJALLINGII Maarten
VANMARCKE Sep
VANSUMMEREN Johan
WELLENS Tim *

$: Italian Gigolo's team was 18 points overbudget, so I removed an 18 point rider. That left 11 riders and no spare to buy a 12th. Rather than leave an empty slot (though I suppose I may as well have done so) I told him that, if he didn't get back to alter the team, I would allocate him the first (alphabetically) picked free-pick in the season long game. At least Jens Adam is of a nationality where one could imagine him getting a ride in some of these races, second alphabetically was Ismail Aksoy.
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28 Feb 2015 14:00

THE RIDERS

152 riders chosen, 80 of them asterisked above as unique picks, one strong favourite.

37 teams: STANNARD Ian
25: MOSER Moreno
23: HAUSSLER Heinrich
22: GAUDIN Damien
17: STYBAR Zdenek, VANDENBERGH Stijn, VANMARCKE Sep, VANSUMMEREN Johan
16: POZZATO Filippo
12: PAOLINI Luca
11: DEVENYNS Dries
10: HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis, ROELANDTS J?rgen, STUYVEN Jasper
9: BOONEN Tom
8: GASPAROTTO Enrico, LADAGNOUS Matthieu, THEUNS Edward
7: BOASSON HAGEN Edvald, BOOM Lars, CANCELLARA Fabian, OFFREDO Yoann
6: HAYMAN Mathew, HIVERT Jonathan, MOHORIC Matej, OSS Daniel
5: GOSS Matthew, PELUCCHI Matteo
4: CHAINEL Steve, DEVOLDER Stijn, DILLIER Silvan, EISEL Bernhard, GATTO Oscar, TURGIS Anthony, TURGOT S?bastien, VANENDERT Jelle, WEGMANN Fabian, YATES Simon
3: DE GENDT Thomas, DOWNING Russell, FELLINE Fabio, GROENEWEGEN Dylan, JANS Roy, JUNGELS Bob, NORDHAUG Lars Petter, ROLLIN Dominique, ROWE Luke, SENECHAL Florian, TEUNISSEN Mike, TEUNS Dylan, WYNANTS Maarten
2: BENNETT Sam, BOZIC Borut, BURGHARDT Marcus, DE KORT Koen, DE VREESE Laurens, DECLERCQ Tim, DELAGE Micka?l, GESCHKE Simon, GESINK Robert, GUARDINI Andrea, HOOGERLAND Johnny, MARECZKO Jakub, SELIG R?diger, SKJERPING Kristoffer, TANNER David, TJALLINGII Maarten, TSATEVICH Alexei, VALLEE Boris, VALLS FERRI Rafael, VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume, VANENDERT Dennis


Popularity of picks:

1 NairoQ 188
2 Nepetalactone 183
3 Alykaptan 181
3 Karaev 181
5 AmisVelo 180
6 Batchuba 176
7 18Valve 167
7 DJW 167
9 Madrazo 166
10 GeraintTooFast 165
10 Search 165
12 TomJelte 164
13 Leadbelly 157
14 Asdfgh101 156
15 RoteLaterne 153
15 Vesica 153
17 Hugo87 148
18 Del1962 147
18 JustSomeGuy 147
18 LaVelocipede 147
21 CaptCavman 146
22 Murrjt 144
23 Crevaison 142
24 Oliveira 139
25 LightBing 137
26 MellowVelo 135
27 Armchair 133
28 Comodoro 132
29 GPBlanco 129
30 Kazistuta 126
31 NotMyCircus 122
32 ArchieBoy 120
33 Josedin 117
34 AG 116
35 ItalianGigolo 111
36 PBlazer 106
37 JosephD 104
38 Jancouver 100
39 DJSprtsch 96
39 Trudgin 96
41 Akuryo 92
42 Joelsim 90
43 LosBrolin 79
44 Murali 45
45 Scrool07 40
CollectiveWisdom 224

Collective Wisdom Team:
If we take the top 11 riders on popularity, and then the cheapest of the 3 riders tied for 12th, we have:
STANNARD Ian
MOSER Moreno
HAUSSLER Heinrich
GAUDIN Damien
STYBAR Zdenek
VANDENBERGH Stijn
VANMARCKE Sep
VANSUMMEREN Johan
POZZATO Filippo
PAOLINI Luca
DEVENYNS Dries
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis

That team is overbudget, at 3204 points, but that is partly balanced out by the inclusion of Henao, who we are told will not be fit to race until May anway. Gives us a stalking horse to aim at anyway.

Ooops picks.

I'll predict now that those 10 teams who have Henao, and the 7 with Boom, will be kicking themselves, for race fitness and team licencing reasons respectively.



Cheapest and dearest
4 free riders in the game: Rollin picked three times, Blain and Soler once each, and Adams "imposed" as a twelfth man.
The most expensive picks are:
GILBERT Philippe 1696 points 1 team (AG)
CANCELLARA Fabian 1049 7 (CaptCavman, Crevaison, Hugo87, ItalianGigolo, Jancouver, MellowVelo, Murali)
VANMARCKE Sep 887 17
COLBRELLI Sonny 882 1 (Trudgin)
MEERSMAN Gianni 850 1 (Los Brolin)
BOONEN Tom 783 9
WELLENS Tim 748 1 (Vesica)
ULISSI Diego 691 1 (Just Some Guy)
STYBAR Zdenek 646 17
CAVENDISH Mark 642 1 (Oliveira)
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28 Feb 2015 14:41

Most popular team, not too much of a surprise to me.

VANMARCKE Sep
BOONEN Tom
VANDENBERGH Stijn
STANNARD Ian
HAUSSLER Heinrich
STUYVEN Jasper
MOSER Moreno
VANSUMMEREN Johan
GAUDIN Damien
HAYMAN Mathew
SELIG R?diger
ROLLIN Dominique

I think having a popular time liberates my of having to explain my picks, so I'll tell about those I didn't pick but wanted to pick.

My last minute decisions:
ROELANDTS vs. VANDENBERGH
Will both be decent/good picks, but Roelandts' illness made me not take a risk. Besides, I like Vandenbergh better.

CIMOLAI vs. STUYVEN
Cimolai will surely be a good pick as well I think, but I just had to pick Stuyven. Why? Because I've taken him since as long as I can remember and I really believe he'll become an exceptionally good rider, don't think this year yet but I just can't risk missing him.

DOMBROWSKI OUT VOOR SELIG
Well, I need to use my last few points on someone. Who knows, maybe I'll get them back.

TURGOT
He didn't make the cut, but I would've liked to include him as I think he'll be good value for money too. But when I had to choose, I found some riders to be less risky/more profitable in the end. But I think we'll be seeing him too this season, there just wasn't a good place for him in my team.

Popular picks I didn't pick:
17: STYBAR Zdenek
16: POZZATO Filippo
12: PAOLINI Luca
11: DEVENYNS Dries

Well, I didn't consider Pozzato and Paolini. But yeah, who knows: Paolini is really cheap and won't damage you too much if he fails and Pozzato might do well, but I don't think so. Devenyns will maybe get his 150 points back, but then again he won't score any much bigger I think. Stybar is someone I would've really liked in my, but two big guys on my team were enough, and so I've decided for Boonen and Vanmarcke instead.

The most likely scenario for me to fail is if Boonen has a bad classics season and Stybar has an awesome one, but I feel like Boonen is focused and determine to do great, which is a good sign.

So good luck everyone, and thanks for hosting AC!

Edit: man, the Collective Wisdom team is good. I would've liked that team too. Would be cool if it won.
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28 Feb 2015 16:54

WTF!!! no one picked Niki Terpstra???
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28 Feb 2015 17:03

5 of top 10 in omloop:), nothing in Sud Ardeche.
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28 Feb 2015 17:51

Day 1: Sud Ardeche and Omloop Het Volk

CQ hasn't posted these results yet, but I think the only in-game scorer in the Ardeche was Felline in third, so our first leaders, for about half an hour, were DJW, Scrool07 and Italian Gigolo. (Edit: Edet also picked up 5 points for AG in that race)

They have all been wiped out like a breakaway with HTC chasing a stage win though, with far more points being taken in the Omloop. Stannard's near-ubiquity is already pretty much justified, as recouping half your price is a perfectly acceptable return in this game, and while NairoQ, Alykaptan, LightBing and Karaev will be pleased to have had 4 of the top ten in that race, Del1962 with 5 of them will almost certainly be the overnight leader.


Edit: results now seem to be complete, so putting todays scores together we have:
(Rider/points/teams)
STANNARD Ian 140 37
BOONEN Tom 72 9
VANDENBERGH Stijn 62 17
VANMARCKE Sep 54 17
STYBAR Zdenek 42 17
FELLINE Fabio 40 3
GILBERT Philippe 36 1
ROWE Luke 30 3
THEUNS Edward 12 8
MARCATO Marco 11 1
BURGHARDT Marcus 8 2
OFFREDO Yoann 5 7
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 5 7
SENECHAL Florian 5 3
TSATEVICH Alexei 5 2
SCH?R Michael 5 1
EDET Nicolas 5 1


So the table now reads:
1 Del1962 338
2 NairoQ 328
3 Alykaptan 316
4 LightBing 308
5 Karaev 306
6 DJW 289
7 Leadbelly 286
8 RoteLaterne 266
9 Madrazo 256
9 LaVelocipede 256
9 Asdfgh101 256
12 TomJelte 249
12 GPBlanco 249
14 Nepetalactone 246
15 DJSprtsch 232
16 NotMyCircus 224
17 Kazistuta 217
18 Hugo87 212
19 ArchieBoy 207
20 Vesica 206
20 Joelsim 206
22 18Valve 205
23 Josedin 202
24 AmisVelo 199
25 Batchuba 194
25 CaptCavman 194
25 PBlazer 194
28 GeraintTooFast 182
28 Search 182
28 Oliveira 182
31 AG 181
32 ItalianGigolo 180
33 JosephD 163
34 Murrjt 150
35 Crevaison 145
35 Armchair 145
37 MellowVelo 140
38 Akuryo 112
38 Scrool07 112
40 Jancouver 47
41 Trudgin 42
41 Murali 42
43 LosBrolin 12
44 JustSomeGuy 10
45 Comodoro 5
CollectiveWisdom 182
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01 Mar 2015 05:34

Armchair cyclist wrote:.... wiped out like a breakaway with HTC chasing a stage win though ....


WOW! what a usage!!! :D:D :cool:
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