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Re: The 2018 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

03 Jun 2018 13:11

G Thomas must be the most frustrating pick of the year. And it's also becoming a pattern that every time Thomas is supposed to win something and f*cks it up it's Kwiat who takes the win instead. This is the freakin third time in one season that this has happened
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Re: The 2018 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

03 Jun 2018 17:52

Gigs_98 wrote:G Thomas must be the most frustrating pick of the year. And it's also becoming a pattern that every time Thomas is supposed to win something and f*cks it up it's Kwiat who takes the win instead. This is the freakin third time in one season that this has happened


Preach buddy
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04 Jun 2018 13:40

Team sent.
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05 Jun 2018 05:51

Succomm wrote:Team sent.


Nice. You should be placed first at the next update if done right :D

Joke aside, you'd have to wait until next year to compete in the year-long CQ competition - but that leaves plenty of time to consider your team. Next up in here is the Tour De France game.
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Re: The 2018 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

05 Jun 2018 06:54

Gigs_98 wrote:G Thomas must be the most frustrating pick of the year. And it's also becoming a pattern that every time Thomas is supposed to win something and f*cks it up it's Kwiat who takes the win instead. This is the freakin third time in one season that this has happened


Beacause I picked him, I guess.

Something else, Daryl Impey! After a three year decline, 625 -> 499 -> 256 -> 242...who would've guessed that he at the beginning of June would have 805 points? And on the same team all the time. What happened there?
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Re: The 2018 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

05 Jun 2018 07:54

DJ Sprtsch wrote:
Gigs_98 wrote:G Thomas must be the most frustrating pick of the year. And it's also becoming a pattern that every time Thomas is supposed to win something and f*cks it up it's Kwiat who takes the win instead. This is the freakin third time in one season that this has happened


Beacause I picked him, I guess.

Something else, Daryl Impey! After a three year decline, 625 -> 499 -> 256 -> 242...who would've guessed that he at the beginning of June would have 805 points? And on the same team all the time. What happened there?


Leading the team in the Australian races instead of the departed Gerrans means you can score a lot of points.
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Re: The 2018 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

05 Jun 2018 14:46

PremierAndrew wrote:
Gigs_98 wrote:G Thomas must be the most frustrating pick of the year. And it's also becoming a pattern that every time Thomas is supposed to win something and f*cks it up it's Kwiat who takes the win instead. This is the freakin third time in one season that this has happened


Preach buddy

Yes, back in December I thought Thomas was an easy pick. He didn't get a full GT attempt last year and had an abbreviated season. With Froome's troubles, I thought Thomas would get, if anything, more opportunities.
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Re: The 2018 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

05 Jun 2018 16:34

DJ Sprtsch wrote:
Gigs_98 wrote:G Thomas must be the most frustrating pick of the year. And it's also becoming a pattern that every time Thomas is supposed to win something and f*cks it up it's Kwiat who takes the win instead. This is the freakin third time in one season that this has happened


Beacause I picked him, I guess.

Something else, Daryl Impey! After a three year decline, 625 -> 499 -> 256 -> 242...who would've guessed that he at the beginning of June would have 805 points? And on the same team all the time. What happened there?

I picked Impey last year :o
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Re: The 2018 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

09 Jun 2018 11:38

Update #21: Hipster week

Sorry for the delay, there was some confusion about who was gonna do this update.

A pretty quiet CQ game week, but we probably needed that for our post-Giro hangover. There were actually a great number of points on offer: One 2.HC stage race, three 2.1 stage races, three 1.1 races, one 2.NC and a bunch of 2.2s and 1.2s. The problem was that almost nobody had the big scorers in Luxembourg, Korea etc.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank Team Points this week
1 archieboy 368
2 armchairclimber 305
3 Jon_Ezeitza 273
4 VeloRooms 264
5 zlev11 257

Hence, it was the week of the hipster teams. zlev's popularity ranking of 104th out of 133 teams makes theirs the most 'popular' team in the top 5. archieboy takes the week, and underscoring the hipster nature of this week, the majority of his 368 points were scored by riders picked less than 10 times. Oomen's 7 points and Pidcock's 28 points being the exception. Boucles de la Mayenne winner Mathieu Van der Poel (152 points) did most of the scoring, with Anthony Perez (75 points from Luxembourg) and Max Kanter (61 points from Mayenne) chipping in with decent amounts.

For armchairclimber in 2nd place, it's quite fitting that Romain Seigle, 2nd behind Van der Poel in Mayenne, is the top scorer with 85 points. The egalitarian team of Jon_Ezeitza in 3rd also rides the fortunes of Van der Poel, supplemented by Sbaragli's 48 points from GP Lugano and other minor scorers.

This Week's High Movers

Rank Team Up/down
1 archieboy (+13)
2 armchairclimber (+11)
3 zlev11 (+7)
4 Poles & Co. (+6)
5 Yellow Knight (+5)

A double-double for the teams of lower-case a's this week. archieboy's leap moves him into the top 50. The 3rd highest mover, zlev11, brings some exotic Korean points with the almost-unique pick of Mihkel Räim.

This Month's Top Scorers

Rank Team Points this Month
1 HelgeBlendet 2637
2 zlev11 2624
3 Eric10 2516
4 torcia_86 2301
5 Squire 2192

The month of May is behind us, and it's no surprise that Giro dominator HelgeBlendet is the monthly top dog. Another Giro high-roller, zlev11, who also had another good week now, takes a close 2nd place. Coincidentally (or maybe not), zlev11 was top-scorer for the month of May last year. They seem good at hitting peak shape for the end of the Giro. Is it Kruijswijk in disguise?

This Month's High Movers

Rank Team Up/down
1 zlev11 (+68)
2 HelgeBlendet (+55)
3 Eric10 (+53)
4 archieboy (+41)
5 torcia_86 (+33)

Many of the same names here. 68 places is quite a massive leap for zlev11. torcia_86 is the one who has made the most noise towards the top of the standings, with a very good month bringing them up to 14th overall.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank Team Total
1 Eric10 162
2 LightBing 150
3 archieboy 134
4 Squire 127
5 Jon_Ezeitza 120

archieboy continues to reap rewards from his good week, and moves to 3rd in the green jersey competition. Jon_Ezeitza is in the points for the first time since January ( :eek: ), and that is good enough to jump back into the top 5.

Top 10 Overall

Rank Up/down Team Points
1 (-) ruvu75 7705
2 (-) Eyeballs Out 7660
3 (-) Squire 7586
4 (-) TheArt 7524
5 (+2) GP Blanco 7514
6 (-) Wallenquist 7509
7 (+1) trackstand 7441
8 (-3) LightBing 7437
9 (-) MADRAZO 7330
10 (-) scrooll07 7261

Very little change here, which is to be expected with few and rare points being scored this week. LightBing has a bit of a disastrous week, and GP Blanco is the one to profit the most. In other news, four more teams are now in profit, joining ruvu75 and Eyeballs Out.

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09 Jun 2018 18:30

Well that could have been worse.

Got points from Seigle, Hodeg, and Doull.

My Dauphine team I thought would be decent, but it's not looking that way now.

My Suisse team:

Carthy
Amador
Doull
Cunego
Taaramae
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09 Jun 2018 18:30

Thanks Squire for the update, lost 1 spot but still hugging the top-30.
Velorooms collective team gets a mention!

Latour should get me at least a few points in Dauphiné, for Suisse I have to hope for a good GC for Oomen and Mas.
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09 Jun 2018 19:48

LaFlorecita wrote:Thanks Squire for the update, lost 1 spot but still hugging the top-30.
Velorooms collective team gets a mention!

Latour should get me at least a few points in Dauphiné, for Suisse I have to hope for a good GC for Oomen and Mas.

Speaking of, could someone post it on Velorooms?
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10 Jun 2018 13:39

LATOUR into profit :)
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10 Jun 2018 13:45

Squire wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:Thanks Squire for the update, lost 1 spot but still hugging the top-30.
Velorooms collective team gets a mention!

Latour should get me at least a few points in Dauphiné, for Suisse I have to hope for a good GC for Oomen and Mas.

Speaking of, could someone post it on Velorooms?

It's been posted in the meantime :)
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Re: The 2018 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

10 Jun 2018 21:59

LaFlorecita wrote:LATOUR into profit :)

Yes and he should still get a good chunk of points from the french championship ITT and the end of season classics. He will probably improve on his GC placing from last year's TDF as well, even though most of his energy will be dedicated to attacking the Sky train.

Nice week for Bardet too. He's been better than last year at basically every race. Next up, winning the Tour.

Nice to see Van der Poel finally start racing on the road. My team sure can use him right now.
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11 Jun 2018 06:07

Had a disappointing Dauphine, but that blow is softened by my 2nd place on week rankings ... and being one of the "hipster" teams (although I suspect that hipster is a pejorative term these days). I also have 16 riders in profit. My main **** up this year has been picking Gaviria again.
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11 Jun 2018 09:21

Pretty week that my team has given me, Van der Poel fundamentally. In addition, I score again for the green jersey (what times those in which I was a leader having won the first two weeks!) And I get into the fight for the podium. Although not yet accounted for, yesterday Van der Poel won again, so I hope to be among the first again next week.
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11 Jun 2018 09:31

Only got 88 points, urgh. But 32 of those were from good old Francisco Mancebo, who is now into profit after his 5th place in the Winston-Salem Classic.
Hadn't even noticed!
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Re: The 2018 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

11 Jun 2018 17:56

Update #22: Dauphiné one-two for Carlo

The WT is back rolling, and with the Dauphiné comes the major CQ points again. Race winner Geraint Thomas (picked 24 times) was on all the top 13 teams this week, which was a pretty high-scoring one. However, there is one clear winner.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank Team Points this week
1 Carlo_Algatrensig 806
2 Squire 709
3 greenedge 683
4 bort 672
5 Gotland 669

Carlo_Algatrensig didn't just have Thomas, he made sure to profit maximally from the Dauphiné by also having 2nd placed Adam Yates. Add in some De Bie and Barguil points, and you have a weekly win. Team Squire takes 2nd with the required Thomas plus Latour, Alaphilippe and De Bie. The same riders are found on greenedge's team which rounds out the podium, but Team Squire edges it by also having Jones and some more minor scorers chipping in.

This Week's High Movers

Rank Team Up/down
1 l'velo (+25)
2 greenedge (+23)
3 Bicycle_Boy (+21)
4 bort (+20)
5 Carlo_Algatrensig (+19)

A bike-themed podium is split by weekly podium finisher greenedge. Again, Geraint Thomas is the common denominator. bort gets the most bang for his buck out of this lot by moving into the top 30.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank Team Total
1 Squire 162
1 Eric10 162
3 LightBing 150
4 archieboy 144
5 Jon_Ezeitza 120

The success continues for Team Squire, whose 2nd on the week is enough to move into a split green jersey with Eric10. archieboy gets 10 more points this week, and weekly winner Carlo_Algatrensig moves up to 7th in this competition, just outside this leaderboard.

Top 10 Overall

Rank Up/down Team Points
1 (+2) Squire 8295
2 (-1) ruvu75 8287
3 (+1) TheArt 8101
4 (-2) Eyeballs Out 7978
5 (+1) Wallenquist 7815
6 (+7) Gigs_98 7751
7 (-2) GP Blanco 7705
8 (-1) trackstand 7696
9 (-1) LightBing 7659
10 (-1) MADRAZO 7501

Now, this is slightly embarassing. First time ever that I'm leading the CQ game, and I'm the one doing the update. ruvu75 drops down to 2nd despite being 8th on the week, and impressive newcomer TheArt moves onto the podium at the expense of Eyeballs Out. Gigs_98 leapfrogs a whole bunch of teams to enter the top 10 in 6th while scrooll07 is bumped out. The entire top 10 is now in profit.

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Re: The 2018 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

11 Jun 2018 19:48

Considering my fifth most expensive pick is Vakoc I'm not gonna complain about my result so far. Thomas finally getting big points was really important although crashes and thrown away stage wins still cost him around 100 points this week. I fear Porte's and Valverde's points for the coming weeks though.

Edit: And of course thanks for the great update :)
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