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Re: The 2018 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

09 Apr 2018 21:42

Update: Forget Paris, it's all about Roubaix

The cobbles are done, the hilly classics are due next. Let's hope we collectively do a better job of finding the hero of the day for Amstel, Fleche and Liege than we did for Roubaix. Nobody saw that performance from Dillier coming.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank Team Points this week
1 Roubaix 757
2 Salvarani 716
3 barmaher 694
4 kiilike 693
5 Valv.Piti 681

Roubaix is the best scorer for a week that ended in the Velodrome of Roubaix. You can't make this stuff up. A strong team effort (Mas, Terpstra, Jakobsen, Stybar, Vanmarcke, Phinney, Walscheid) is enough to push their team ahead of the pack. Salvarani lands 2nd place despite the fact that only five riders on their team scored and only one in Roubaix (Sagan, Landa, Mas, Betancur and Padun). Barhamer also did the bulk of their scoring outside of Roubaix (I. Izaguirre, Mas, Bilbao, Amador, Jakobsen). Like Salvarani, kiilike rides the Sagan/Landa/Mas trio to a high score. Valv.Piti emulates barhamer with I. Izaguirre, Mas and Jakobsen but a different smattering of lesser scorers (Phinney, Valverde, Brambilla).

This Week's High Movers


Rank Team Up/down
1 barmaher (+30)
2 Salvarani (+29)
3 Roubaix (+21)
4 simple (+20)
4 Jancouver (+20)

Barhamer, Salvarani and Roubaix use their big weeks to soar up the rankings. No surprise there. On the other hand, Sep Vanmarcke finishing as the fourth highest scorer for simple's team behind Niki Terpstra, Guillaume Martin and Emanuel Buchmann is pretty wild. To date, it's been a tough year for Jancouver's most expensive picks so I'm sure seeing Sagan dominate on Sunday was a big relief. Jakobsen helps their team sweep the week's cobbled classics. Phinney also did his part by hopefully getting his career back on track.

Green Jersey Competition


1 Roubaix 102
2 Kryvo 98
3 TheArt 90
3 Jon_Ezeitza 90
5 LightBing 87

Roubaix takes the lead as the icing on the cake for their great week but with the hilly classics and the Giro on the horizon, there could be a bunch of new teams vying for the top spot in that ranking very soon.

Top 10 Overall


Rank Up/down Team
1 (-) Eyeballs Out 4838
2 (+4) GP Blanco 4686
3 (+2) Shawnm4747 4614
4 (-2) Koronin 4611
5 (-2) TheArt 4608
6 (+1) ruvu75 4588
7 (+3) trackstand 4563
8 (-4) Nathanptz 4507
9 (-) LightBing 4476
10 (+2) scrooll07 4425

12th on the week, Eyeballs Out stretch their lead out. With the bottom of the lineup (Riabushenko, Phinney, Betancur and Lambrecht) showing signs of life and Alaphilippe ready to pounce, that lead could continue to grow in the next week. GP Blanco (7th on the week) surges to second place and if Wallays hadn't cracked in the finale of Paris-Roubaix, they could have made things very interesting at the top. Lower in the order, scrooll07 (Terpstra, Mas, Phinney) sneaks into the top 10 while PeterB (Terpstra, Wallays, Debusschere) makes way.

Link to the update : https://www.dropbox.com/s/ippuwz812e2fhda/CQ%202018%20update%2013.xlsx?dl=0
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Re: The 2018 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

09 Apr 2018 21:44

The registration form on Velorooms is still not working so I'd appreciate it if somebody could post the update there.
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Re: The 2018 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

09 Apr 2018 22:42

EvansIsTheBest wrote:The registration form on Velorooms is still not working so I'd appreciate it if somebody could post the update there.

Done
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09 Apr 2018 23:22

Nice to finish off cobbles week in the top 5. Now to the Ardennes and a heavy reliance on Valverde to score great points.

If Terpstra doesn't score another point the rest of the season I can be very happy with the points he's gotten already this year, well into the positive by close to 400 points. Amador's win at a minor race has got him to within 35 points of last year.
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10 Apr 2018 08:56

Well, a better week than I was anticipating. Not much for me before AGR ... but FW and LBL next week should be the highlights of the year. My Ardennes team: Valverde, Alaphilippe, Mas, Soler, Jungels, Gaudu and minor players will, hopefully, get me some decent points. And, I'm off work ... result!
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10 Apr 2018 17:06

it could be worse... Ardennes should finally propel me out of bottom :)
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Re: The 2018 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

11 Apr 2018 15:47

Up 12 places with points from alaphilippe, terpstra, phinney, haussler and mas. And today my unique pick pieter serry performed well too. Now I pray for a good Ardennes campaign for alaphilippe
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Re: The 2018 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

11 Apr 2018 17:17

Gigs_98 wrote:Up 12 places with points from alaphilippe, terpstra, phinney, haussler and mas. And today my unique pick pieter serry performed well too. Now I pray for a good Ardennes campaign for alaphilippe

Props for picking Serry! He's been riding really well this year.
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12 Apr 2018 13:11

I am happy with last week :)
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13 Apr 2018 11:50

Salvarani wrote:I am happy with last week :)

You should be :)

Bad news for my team with the confirmation that Felline is still suffering from a parasitic infection. But the most important thing is that he recovers (and then I'll pick him again next year but I suppose he will be more popular then ;) )
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15 Apr 2018 17:58

Craddock finished in the top 10 at Amstel? I'm shocked, but nice for the points for my team. Also Alejandro had a much better result today than he had last year at Amstel.
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Re: The 2018 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

15 Apr 2018 19:43

I was just looking through the popularity table and realized, the top picks are really performing horribly this year. Of the top 10 only one single is already into profit (Guardini, who btw is ofc also the only top 10 pick I don't have :o ) and most other picks aren't even anywhere near getting into profit and have been rather disappointing. Wasn't the best year for me to be high up in the popularity table.
That said, this week should be good, with Craddock, Kreuziger, Alaphilippe and Serry although I'm a bit angry that Brandao has now made some good points as he and Capiot were the last two riders I scratched from my team.
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16 Apr 2018 14:09

Koronin wrote:Craddock finished in the top 10 at Amstel? I'm shocked, but nice for the points for my team. Also Alejandro had a much better result today than he had last year at Amstel.


Yes Craddock did quite well. The announcers kept assuming it was Woods in the lead pack. Wrong!! Just wish Roman got the win. I need to stop my freefall.
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16 Apr 2018 18:31

Great to see Brandao back in form after being very unlucky last year. Almost half of the season off and missing Volta because of mononucleosis - I hope he comes back with a vengeance in August.

Another quite rare pick, Mark Padun, hasn't really scored yet, but I'm impressed by his late showings. Finished today with the front group and was battling for the KOM already at PV.
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Re: The 2018 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

16 Apr 2018 19:32

The light(bing) at the end of the tunnel

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank Team Points this week
1 LightBing 449
2 search 378
3 Yellow Knight 345
4 Wallenquist 332
5 Gigs_98 329

With only a few one day races and the GP de Beiras beside the main event of the week (Tro Bro Leon obviously), this week was never going to reach the heights of the previous updates. Unless of course you just happen to own all of Kreuziger, Benoot, Alaphilippe, Silva, Brandao and Craddock like LightBing. A 71 pts difference with the second place search, who scored 378 pts (Valverde, Alaphilippe, Gasparotto and Brandao) for the entire week as a point of reference, is impressive to say the least. Yellow Knight relies on the specialist of Amstel Gold Race (Gasparotto) and an impressive ride by Craddock to complement his top priced riders Sagan and Alaphilippe for third on the week. Wallenquist and Gigs_98 both use the Alaphilippe-Kreuziger duo to get a top 5 finish meaning that none of the teams that selected Valgren made the cut.

This Week's High Movers


Rank Team Up/down
1 search (+23)
2 Yellow Knight (+16)
3 adamski101 (+14)
4 del1962 (+12)
4 yoyokt (+12)
4 torcia_86 (+12)


LightBing is too high in the overall to feature here (more on that later) leaving the top spots to search (+23) and Yellow Knight (+16). Adamski101 is the first Valgren team to make an appearance in the update and jumps 14 spots. Del1962 (Sagan, Gasparotto), yoyokt (Valverde, Gasparotto, Craddock) and torcia_86 (Valgren, Alaphilippe) are tied for fourth (+12).

Green Jersey Competition


Rank Team Total
1 LightBing 132
2 Kryvo 108
3 Roubaix 102
4 TheArt 90
4 Jon_Ezeitza 90

LightBing takes control here with their second update win in three weeks while Kryvo had another good week to overtake Roubaix. TheArt and Jon_Ezeitza are the only other teams less than a weekly win away from the top spot so there is some real separation for the first time this year.

Top 10 Overall

Rank Up/down Team
1 (-) Eyeballs Out 5038
2 (+7) LightBing 4925
3 (+3) ruvu75 4883
4 (+1) TheArt 4855
5 (+2) trackstand 4832
6 (-4) GP Blanco 4826
7 (-3) Koronin 4807
8 (-5) Shawnm4747 4727
9 (+2) Giallo 4722
10 (-) scrooll07 4693

Eyeballs Out holds off LightBing (2nd, +7) for the top spot thanks to the efforts of Gasparotto and Alaphilippe. Ruvu75 climbs on the podium with the efforts of the usual suspects (Alaphilippe, Gasparotto and Craddock) but also rare pick Madouas. Giallo (+2, 9th) enters the top 10 with their extreme top heavy approach bearing fruits in the classics (Valverde, Sagan AND Alaphilippe). Nathanptz (15th, -7) makes way as the lack of top level punchers on their team starts to show.


Link for update : https://www.dropbox.com/s/usml0pn0vywm0js/CQ%202018%20update%2014.xlsx?dl=0
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16 Apr 2018 19:36

Still can't register on Velorooms so I'll again appeal to people that have an account over there to post the update. Thanks ;)
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16 Apr 2018 20:21

EvansIsTheBest wrote:Still can't register on Velorooms so I'll again appeal to people that have an account over there to post the update. Thanks ;)


Done!

Thanks for the update!
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16 Apr 2018 20:35

I'm still in the top 10. Wow. I knew this wasn't going to be a good week. Points from 4 riders. Obviously Valverde got me the most. However a some nice points from both Craddock and Madouas and 5 points from Betancur. I am very, very happy with picking Madouas and Craddock. Did think Craddock could get more points than he had last year, just didn't expect a top 10 to really increase the points count. Valverde could actually be in the positive by the end of LBL (and if he can pull off another double will be). Betencur on the other hand.....hopefully he'll eventually break even (same with Cavendish). Looking forward to seeing what Soler and Amador can do at Romandie.
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Re: The 2018 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

16 Apr 2018 21:16

I hoped to move into the top 20, and with this weeks 5th place I really went up to 19th place, so I'm really happy. Now I hope for good performances by Ciccone, MAL and Brambilla in the stage races this week as well as big points from Alaphilippe and maybe Kreuziger.
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17 Apr 2018 03:35

Thanks for the update EvansIsTheBest but with 24 points for the week I kinda wish you didn't bother. Well at least I made the top 10 of the lowest scorers
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