2016-18 Emerging Riders CQ Game

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The beginning of the third year:

Vuelta a San Juan Internacional (2.1)
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
VELASCO Simone

Santos Tour Down Under (2.UWT)
BOHLI Tom
CONSONNI Simone
PEDERSEN Mads
PETERS Nans
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc

Gaviria to crush the competition, Velasco showing his true talent after the teamswitch. Consonni to score some points.
 
Year 3 Month 1 up to 4th Feb

The last lap begins for this game, in which the best scores and the game determining performances are to be expected.

But it is January, so we start the year's scoring unspectacularly. The top four scorers are riders who didn't perform too well in year one, so also featured in the update for the 2017-19 game.

BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 165pts (6th in TDU GC and nat TT Champ) for Armchair Cyclist and Ruudz0r
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida 157 (9th in TDU GC, 4th in Herald Sun tour GC) for 6 teams
EDMONDSON Alexander 112 (National RR Champ) for 6 teams
GANNA Filippo 91 (3rd in GC and other points in San Juan) for Comodoro and Laarsland
MOSCON Gianni 86 32
CALMEJANE Lilian 85 for Alykaptan
BASKA Erik 68 10

1 Togo 502 (Guerrero, Moscon and Baska)
2 Comodoro 489 (Edmondson, Ganna, Moscon and Baska)
3 Ruudz0r 462 (Bernal and Moscon)
4 Armchair_Cyclist 403
5 Ludwigzgz 395
6 HilltopFinisher 393
7 DJW 392
8 MCMountain 383
9 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 382
10 GuilhermeRibeiro 362
11 RoteLaterne 359
12 Karaev 355
13 Murrjt 354
14 AmisVelo 345
15 Alykaptan 343
16 Skidmark 336
17 ItalianGigolo 324
18 Jakob747 314
19 Bomboloni 299
20 GPBlanco 288
21 Vladimir 286
22 Scrooll07 282
23 Blues_in_the_Bottle 274
24 Leadbelly 260
25 HugoKoblet 259
26 Laarsland 257
27 Joelsim 254
28 Flo 253
29 Madrazo 245
29 LukasCPH 245
31 Del1962 240
32 Kazistuta 228
33 Josedin 213
34 Abbulf 210
35 Trudgin 207
36 JustSomeGuy 167
37 0w1s 88
CollectiveWisdom 252

Standings

Most changes are only by one place up or down, and the highest movement in the table is Mujjjt and Flo swapping 4th and 5th places. DJW tightens his grip on 3rd, and 2nd placed Alykaptan is nearer to 3rd than 1st. Ruudz0r and MC Mountain also have positive moves within the top ten, and Comodoro has the biggest forward jump, 3 places.

1 Armchair_Cyclist 10516
2 Alykaptan 10218
3 DJW 10059
4 Murrjt 9951
5 Flo 9910
6 Ludwigzgz 9662
7 Ruudz0r 9656
8 Skidmark 9578
9 MCMountain 9485
10 HugoKoblet 9397
11 Scrooll07 9383
12 Madrazo 9282
13 GPBlanco 9272
14 AmisVelo 9264
15 Blues_in_the_Bottle 9262
16 Togo 9247
17 Karaev 9153
18 Del1962 9042
19 HilltopFinisher 8921
20 RoteLaterne 8891
21 Comodoro 8813
22 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 8741
23 Vladimir 8707
24 Leadbelly 8670
25 Joelsim 8304
26 Jakob747 8206
27 Kazistuta 8148
28 Abbulf 8108
29 LukasCPH 8099
30 Josedin 8007
31 ItalianGigolo 7963
32 Trudgin 7653
33 Bomboloni 7104
34 Laarsland 6324
35 0w1s 6313
36 JustSomeGuy 5440
37 GuilhermeRibeiro 2719
CollectiveWisdom 9768

Freddy Ovett, after 2 blank years, finally breaks his duck for Just Some Guy, but 4 riders (APPELT Leo, DEGREVE Martijn, GADAY OROZCO Lucas Manuel and RAMOS SILVA Kleber) continue to embarrass their selectors with zero returns.
 
Year 3, Month 2 5th Feb to 4th March

By now most riders have their seasons underway, and we have had races to suit everyone, although not everyone is up to top form yet. This is the year that some major results should be expected.

CALMEJANE Lilian 180 (Drome classic win, 3rd in Ardeche, 5th in Tour de Provence) for Alykaptan
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 125 (Colombia Oro y Paz win and stage points) for Armchair and Ruudz0r
SCHACHMANN Maximilian 120 (2nd in Classic d'Ardeche, 7th in Volta ao Algarve) for Leadbelly
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc 103 (3rd in Vuelta a Andalucia) for 22 teams
ROOSEN Timo 90pts for Flo, Joelsim, Scrool07
VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan 89 for the Fool on the Hill
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando 88 pts 36 teams
ROSON GARCIA Jaime 76, 3
HOFSTETTER Hugo 72, 1
DE TIER Floris 65, 3

Points this month
1 Alykaptan 628 (Calmejeane, Soler, Gaviria, Roson, Hofstedder)
2 RoteLaterne 480 (Soler, Gaviria)
3 Leadbelly 467 (Schachmann, Gaviria, Roson)
4 Armchair_Cyclist 447 (Bernal, Soler, Gaviria)
5 Scrooll07 425 (Soler, Roosen, Gaviria)
6 Ludwigzgz 392
7 HugoKoblet 377
8 Ruudz0r 375
9 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 370
10 Togo 369
11 Del1962 365
12 Abbulf 358
13 Madrazo 356
14 Murrjt 355
15 Vladimir 352
16 DJW 326
17 GPBlanco 320
18 AmisVelo 315
19 MCMountain 312
20 Karaev 304
21 0w1s 303
22 ItalianGigolo 301
23 Trudgin 294
24 Comodoro 270
25 Jakob747 267
26 LukasCPH 264
27 Skidmark 262
27 Blues_in_the_Bottle 262
27 HilltopFinisher 262
30 JustSomeGuy 252
31 Flo 249
32 Bomboloni 248
33 Joelsim 247
34 Josedin 179
35 Laarsland 175
36 Kazistuta 151
37 GuilhermeRibeiro 65
CollectiveWisdom 332

Standings

In top-scoring this month, Alykaptan wipes out more than half of Armchair Cyclist's lead, and the gap between the top two and third place grows further. Scrool07 is the highest placed team to move up, and replaces Hugo Koblet in the top ten, and mention for the month's highest mover (3 places) goes to Togo

1 Armchair_Cyclist 10963
2 Alykaptan 10846
3 DJW 10385
4 Murrjt 10306
5 Flo 10159
6 Ludwigzgz 10054
7 Ruudz0r 10031
8 Skidmark 9840
9 Scrooll07 9808
10 MCMountain 9797
11 HugoKoblet 9774
12 Madrazo 9638
13 Togo 9616
14 GPBlanco 9592
15 AmisVelo 9579
16 Blues_in_the_Bottle 9524
17 Karaev 9457
18 Del1962 9407
19 RoteLaterne 9371
20 HilltopFinisher 9183
21 Leadbelly 9137
22 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 9111
23 Comodoro 9083
24 Vladimir 9059
25 Joelsim 8551
26 Jakob747 8473
27 Abbulf 8466
28 LukasCPH 8363
29 Kazistuta 8299
30 ItalianGigolo 8264
31 Josedin 8186
32 Trudgin 7947
33 Bomboloni 7352
34 0w1s 6616
35 Laarsland 6499
36 JustSomeGuy 5692
37 GuilhermeRibeiro 2784
CollectiveWisdom 10159
 
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Thanks for the update, yellow jersey wearer. After reading last years update first, wondering about the low overall scores I didn't find my team in this month update - it was simply too high up the ranks.
 
Year 3, Month 3 5th March to 1st April

A lot of points scored this month, with one popular pick having an exceptional month to win most of them. Once a rider has won Paris Nice, or podiumed the Ronde, he can be said to have emerged

SOLER GIMENEZ Marc 498pts (Paris Nice win with 2 stage podiums, 5th in Catalunya, and 6th in GP Indurain) for 22 teams
HOFSTETTER Hugo 331 (2nd in Denain and Cholet, 3rd in Nokere Koerse and Tourangelle, 3 other 1.1 top tens) for Alykaptan
PEDERSEN Mads 255 (2nd in Ronde, 5th in Dwars) for 28 teams
ACKERMANN Pascal 166 (2nd in Dreidaagse, 3rd in Handzame) for Lukas CPH
SISR Frantisek 140 (Ronde van Drenthe win) for 0w1s
MOSCON Gianni 131 (8th in E3 Harelbeke, placing points in Strade Bianche, Ronde and Dwars) 32 teams
ROSON GARCIA Jaime 91pts Alykaptan, Leadbelly, Vladimir.
BOUDAT Thomas 91pts 20 teams
HOELGAARD Daniel 88 8
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe 86 14
GROSSSCHARTNER Felix 80 4
POLITT Nils 73 7
ROOSEN Timo 72 3


I'd have to check, but 2nd place in a monument and winning one of the most prestigious one week tours is probably the best one-month score in the short history of this game.

1 Alykaptan 1530 (Soler, Hofstedder, Pedersen, Moscon, Roson, Boudat)
2 Del1962 1310 (Soler, Pedersen, Moscon, Boudat, Hoelgaard, Grossschartner, Politt)
3 HugoKoblet 1307 (Soler, Pedersen, Moscon, Boudat, Hoelgaard, Martinez, Politt)
4 RoteLaterne 1244 (Soler, Pedersen, Moscon, Boudat, Martinez, Grossschartner)
5 Murrjt 1217
6 Scrooll07 1202
7 MCMountain 1185
8 Ludwigzgz 1177
9 Armchair_Cyclist 1155
10 Togo 1154
11 Abbulf 1105
12 ItalianGigolo 1100
13 Karaev 1069
14 AmisVelo 1064
15 Comodoro 1059
16 DJW 1057
17 Blues_in_the_Bottle 1016
18 Madrazo 1004
19 0w1s 897
20 Vladimir 888
21 GPBlanco 844
22 Leadbelly 805
23 LukasCPH 775
24 Trudgin 774
25 Flo 690
25 Skidmark 690
27 HilltopFinisher 680
28 Ruudz0r 679
29 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 627
30 Jakob747 590
31 Josedin 565
32 Joelsim 549
33 Bomboloni 340
34 Kazistuta 311
35 JustSomeGuy 284
36 Laarsland 110
37 GuilhermeRibeiro 52
CollectiveWisdom 1125

Standings

The pendulum swings back to the monthly winner (again), Alykaptan. Bernal's fall in Catalunya, and the speed of his return, will be important to the game, but some misfortune off-camera obviously affected Calmejeane in GP Indurain as well, costing Alykaptan a couple of dozen points. At the moment, Hugo Hofstedder's consistent month in 1.1s and 1.HCs is the difference between the top two.
Murrjt leapfrogs DJW to stand on the podium, Hugo leaps into the top ten and straight up to 6th while Togo makes a omore modest entry to the top 10, and just behind that Del1962 has the best rise (7 places) this month.

1 Alykaptan 12376
2 Armchair_Cyclist 12118
3 Murrjt 11523
4 DJW 11442
5 Ludwigzgz 11231
6 HugoKoblet 11081
7 Scrooll07 11010
8 MCMountain 10982
9 Flo 10849
10 Togo 10770
11 Del1962 10717
12 Ruudz0r 10710
13 AmisVelo 10643
14 Madrazo 10642
15 RoteLaterne 10615
16 Blues_in_the_Bottle 10540
17 Skidmark 10530
18 Karaev 10526
19 GPBlanco 10436
20 Comodoro 10142
21 Vladimir 9947
22 Leadbelly 9942
23 HilltopFinisher 9863
24 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 9738
25 Abbulf 9571
26 ItalianGigolo 9364
27 LukasCPH 9138
28 Joelsim 9100
29 Jakob747 9063
30 Josedin 8751
31 Trudgin 8721
32 Kazistuta 8610
33 Bomboloni 7692
34 0w1s 7513
35 Laarsland 6609
36 JustSomeGuy 5976
37 GuilhermeRibeiro 2836
CollectiveWisdom 11305
 
Year 3 Month 4 April 2 to May 6

My fears after Catalunya's last stage that Bernal's point scoring had been curtailed was unduly pessimistic

BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 308 (2nd on GC and Mts classification, 3rd in Pts classification, a stage win and another podium, all in Romandie) for Armchair and Ruudz0r
MARTIN Guillaume 201 (GC and stage win in Circuit de la Sarthe, 3rd in Finistere) for 15 teams
MAS NICOLAU Enric 157 (6th in Itzulia, with stage win and other placements) for Alykaptan
CICCONE Giulio 135 (9th in Tour of the Alps, win Giro dell'Appenino) for 7 teams
ACKERMANN Pascal 134 (2nd in Scheldeprijs, stage win in Romandie) for LukasCPH
PAREDES ZAPATA Wilmar Andres 120 for Ruudz0r
CALMEJANE Lilian 107 for Alykaptan
POLITT Nils 101 for 7 teams

1 Ruudz0r 830 (Bernal, Martin, Paredes)
2 Alykaptan 717 (Martin, Mas, Calmejeane)
3 GPBlanco 493 (Martin, Ciccone)
4 Armchair_Cyclist 484 (Bernal)
5 LukasCPH 460 (Martin, Ackermann)
6 Blues_in_the_Bottle 436
7 Madrazo 411
7 Bomboloni 411
9 Kazistuta 409
10 Murrjt 408
11 Vladimir 407
12 Flo 391
13 Ludwigzgz 382
14 Laarsland 372
15 Leadbelly 370
16 Skidmark 369
17 HilltopFinisher 367
18 Scrooll07 347
19 Comodoro 335
20 Joelsim 316
21 Karaev 302
22 MCMountain 285
23 HugoKoblet 282
24 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 272
25 Del1962 245
26 Josedin 215
27 JustSomeGuy 211
28 ItalianGigolo 175
29 RoteLaterne 163
30 0w1s 158
31 Togo 151
32 Jakob747 135
33 GuilhermeRibeiro 113
34 Abbulf 107
35 DJW 96
36 AmisVelo 94
37 Trudgin 57
CollectiveWisdom 306

Standings
The scores are not as big as last month, but although former leader Armchair Cyclist was a very respectable 4th in the month, the current leader is even higher placed, second on the April scores, so the margin extends to nearly 500. Murrjt slightly increases his lead over 4th place, but drops yet farther behind the top two. Ruudz0r takes a 7 place jump, back into the top ten.

1 Alykaptan 13093
2 Armchair_Cyclist 12602
3 Murrjt 11931
4 Ludwigzgz 11613
5 Ruudz0r 11540
6 DJW 11538
7 HugoKoblet 11363
8 Scrooll07 11357
9 MCMountain 11267
10 Flo 11240
11 Madrazo 11053
12 Blues_in_the_Bottle 10976
13 Del1962 10962
14 GPBlanco 10929
15 Togo 10921
16 Skidmark 10899
17 Karaev 10828
18 RoteLaterne 10778
19 AmisVelo 10737
20 Comodoro 10477
21 Vladimir 10354
22 Leadbelly 10312
23 HilltopFinisher 10230
24 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 10010
25 Abbulf 9678
26 LukasCPH 9598
27 ItalianGigolo 9539
28 Joelsim 9416
29 Jakob747 9198
30 Kazistuta 9019
31 Josedin 8966
32 Trudgin 8778
33 Bomboloni 8103
34 0w1s 7671
35 Laarsland 6981
36 JustSomeGuy 6187
37 GuilhermeRibeiro 2949
CollectiveWisdom 11672

The spreadsheet at Dropbox
 
Year 3 Month 5-6 7th May to 17 June (an extended month for reasons explained in the 2018-20 edition's thread)

BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 305 pts (Tour of California, won GC and 2 stages) for Armchair Cyclist and Ruudz0r
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando 218 (3 stages and the points title in California, 3 2nds in Tour de Suisse) 36 teams
MAS NICOLAU Enric 199 (GC 4th and 2nd on a stage in Tour de Suisse, Limburg Hammer winning team) for Alykaptan
GEOGHEGAN HART Tao 173 (5th in California, 13th in Dauphine) 24 teams
CERNY Josef 149 2
STEPNIAK Grzegorz 145 2
RÄIM Mihkel 141 2
SCHACHMANN Maximilian 130 1
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe 126 14
PEDERSEN Mads 122 28
ROSON GARCIA Jaime 120 3
GROSSSCHARTNER Felix 117 4
CICCONE Giulio 106 7
MARTIN Guillaume 101 15


The second update in a row in which Ruudz0r is top scorer.
1 Ruudz0r 1242 (Bernal, Gaviria, Geoghgan Hart, Martinez, Pedersen, Martin)
2 Alykaptan 1219 (Gaviria, Mas, Pedersen, Roson, Martin)
3 RoteLaterne 1209 (Gaviria, Geoghgan Hart, Martinez, Pedersen, Grossschartner)
4 DJW 1164
4 Blues_in_the_Bottle 1164
6 Murrjt 1145
7 Ludwigzgz 1144
8 Armchair_Cyclist 1134
9 Jakob747 1090
10 Madrazo 1067
10 GPBlanco 1067
12 Flo 1042
13 HugoKoblet 1011
14 Skidmark 1006
15 LukasCPH 1005
16 Del1962 991
17 Leadbelly 985
18 MCMountain 977
19 Karaev 964
20 Scrooll07 942
21 Vladimir 935
22 Kazistuta 904
23 0w1s 903
24 Togo 871
25 Abbulf 868
26 Trudgin 860
27 HilltopFinisher 859
28 Laarsland 855
29 Joelsim 836
30 AmisVelo 814
31 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 798
32 ItalianGigolo 756
33 JustSomeGuy 731
34 Comodoro 729
35 Josedin 702
36 Bomboloni 648
37 GuilhermeRibeiro 396
CollectiveWisdom 949


Standings
Unless Bernal wins the Tour de France, I might have to concede; Alykaptan stretches his lead yet further. Ruudz0r moves from 5th to 4th, and Flo from 10th to 9th, but no new ntries into the top ten. Rote Laterne is the highest riser, up 4 places.

1 Alykaptan 14312
2 Armchair_Cyclist 13736
3 Murrjt 13076
4 Ruudz0r 12782
5 Ludwigzgz 12757
6 DJW 12702
7 HugoKoblet 12374
8 Scrooll07 12299
9 Flo 12282
10 MCMountain 12244
11 Blues_in_the_Bottle 12140
12 Madrazo 12120
13 GPBlanco 11996
14 RoteLaterne 11987
15 Del1962 11953
16 Skidmark 11905
17 Karaev 11792
17 Togo 11792
19 AmisVelo 11551
20 Leadbelly 11297
21 Vladimir 11289
22 Comodoro 11206
23 HilltopFinisher 11089
24 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 10808
25 LukasCPH 10603
26 Abbulf 10546
27 ItalianGigolo 10295
28 Jakob747 10288
29 Joelsim 10252
30 Kazistuta 9923
31 Josedin 9668
32 Trudgin 9638
33 Bomboloni 8751
34 0w1s 8574
35 Laarsland 7836
36 JustSomeGuy 6918
37 GuilhermeRibeiro 3345
CollectiveWisdom 12684


Next update will be shortly after the Tour, so that will be another 6 week "month".
 
Year 3, Month 6-7 18 June to 6th August

3 big scorers this month: one is almost ubiquitous, but 2 are unique picks:
ACKERMANN Pascal 370pts (wins in German championship, London-Surrey and 2 stages of Tour of Poland) for LukasCPH
AGUIRRE CALPA Hernan Ricardo 282pts (won 2 stages and GC in Qinghai Lake) for Jakob747
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando 230 (2 stage wins, a 2nd, and a day in yellow at the Tour de France) 36 teams
MARTIN Guillaume 121 (5th in French Champs and 21st in the Tour) 15
MANZIN Lorrenzo 121 (8th in Tour de Wallonie, with some stage points, and 3rd in Polynormandie) 12
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 117(15th in Tour and some stage points) Ruudz0r and Armchair Cyclist
CERNY Josef 96 2
CICCONE Giulio 90 7
CONSONNI Simone 88 19
ROOSEN Timo 82 3


1 LukasCPH 1109 (Ackermann, Gaviria and Martin)
2 Murrjt 970 (Gaviria, Martin, Manzin and Consonni, next 2 have the same combination as well)
3 Skidmark 952
4 Joelsim 921
5 Jakob747 917 (Aguirre, Gaviria and Consonni)
6 Ruudz0r 892
7 MCMountain 889
8 HugoKoblet 866
9 Flo 853
10 Armchair_Cyclist 837
11 0w1s 833
12 Madrazo 799
13 Blues_in_the_Bottle 797
14 RoteLaterne 787
15 GPBlanco 786
16 Togo 778
17 Scrooll07 761
18 Alykaptan 752
19 HilltopFinisher 721
20 Ludwigzgz 693
21 Karaev 688
22 Laarsland 680
23 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 677
24 Del1962 662
25 Kazistuta 661
26 Leadbelly 660
27 ItalianGigolo 659
28 Comodoro 646
29 DJW 644
30 Trudgin 634
31 Vladimir 624
32 AmisVelo 619
33 Abbulf 576
34 Bomboloni 516
35 Josedin 512
36 JustSomeGuy 487
37 GuilhermeRibeiro 255
CollectiveWisdom 910

Standings
Murrjt makes up ground on the top two, but there is now considerable daylight between all of those positions. Flo and MCMountain each improve their standing in the top ten by one place, and Skidmark overtakes three.
1 Alykaptan 15064
2 Armchair_Cyclist 14573
3 Murrjt 14046
4 Ruudz0r 13674
5 Ludwigzgz 13450
6 DJW 13346
7 HugoKoblet 13240
8 Flo 13135
9 MCMountain 13133
10 Scrooll07 13060
11 Blues_in_the_Bottle 12937
12 Madrazo 12919
13 Skidmark 12857
14 GPBlanco 12782
15 RoteLaterne 12774
16 Del1962 12615
17 Togo 12570
18 Karaev 12480
19 AmisVelo 12170
20 Leadbelly 11957
21 Vladimir 11913
22 Comodoro 11852
23 HilltopFinisher 11810
24 LukasCPH 11712
25 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 11485
26 Jakob747 11205
27 Joelsim 11173
28 Abbulf 11122
29 ItalianGigolo 10954
30 Kazistuta 10584
31 Trudgin 10272
32 Josedin 10180
33 0w1s 9407
34 Bomboloni 9267
35 Laarsland 8516
36 JustSomeGuy 7405
37 GuilhermeRibeiro 3600
CollectiveWisdom 13710
 
Year 3 Month 8/9 7th August to 30th September (sorry for running 2 months together; I was rather busy with the Vuelta game at the beginning of Sept)

Give the riders this far into their careers 2 months and some big races, and you'll get some pretty big scores, for some teams at least.

MAS NICOLAU Enric 474 (2nd in Vuelta GC, with stage win and some other points) for Alykaptan
MOSCON Gianni 389 (5th in World Champ RR, 4th in the TITT, wins Agostoni and Toscana) for 32teams 32
SCHACHMANN Maximilian 372 (4th in BinckBank tour, 3rd in Deutschland Tout, both with stage points, 3rd in Euro & 11th in World ITTs, World TTT win) for Leadbelly
ACKERMANN Pascal 325 (GP Formies and Brussels Classic wins) for Lukas CPH
ROOSEN Timo 202 (4th in Quebec, 5th in Montreal) for Flo, Joelsim and Scrool07
NOMMELA Aksel 163 for GuilhermeRibeiro
POLITT Nils 149 7 teams
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida 147 6
PEDERSEN Mads 140 28
MARTIN Guillaume 128 15
DE PLUS Laurens 126 34
MANZIN Lorrenzo 120 12
DE GENDT Aimé 120 2
BOUDAT Thomas 111 20
FICARA Pierpaolo 108 1
PELLAUD Simon 103 1

1 Alykaptan 1652 (Mas, Moscon, Pedersen, Martin, De Plus, Boudat)
2 Murrjt 1487 (Moscon, Pedersen, Martin, De Plus, Manzin, Boudat)
3 Flo 1442 (Moscon, Roosen Pedersen, Martin, De Plus)
4 HugoKoblet 1430 (Moscon, Pollitt, Pedersen, Manzin, De Plus, Boudat)
5 Leadbelly 1428 (Moscon, Schachmann, Pedersen, De Plus, Boudat)
6 Skidmark 1420
6 Joelsim 1420
8 MCMountain 1394
9 Scrooll07 1363
10 Madrazo 1357
11 HilltopFinisher 1322
12 Blues_in_the_Bottle 1311
13 Togo 1310
14 Ruudz0r 1290
15 RoteLaterne 1274
16 Ludwigzgz 1264
17 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 1249
18 Del1962 1231
19 DJW 1219
20 Karaev 1186
21 Armchair_Cyclist 1181
22 AmisVelo 1167
23 Kazistuta 1110
24 GPBlanco 1107
25 Josedin 1102
26 Bomboloni 1069
27 ItalianGigolo 1066
28 Jakob747 1047
29 LukasCPH 1046
30 Trudgin 1035
31 Abbulf 1034
32 Comodoro 1005
33 Vladimir 984
34 0w1s 649
35 Laarsland 635
36 JustSomeGuy 486
37 GuilhermeRibeiro 383
CollectiveWisdom 1425

Standings
The pendulum between the two leaders had been moving toward Alykaptan for some time: Mas's performance in the Vuelta made that quite decisive, and as top scorer this month, he has made that lead pretty much unassailable. Second this month, and in third place since April, Murrjt now has reason to look up at second, rather than nervously at those below him. Hugo Koblet and Flo both move up one within the top ten, and Skidmark and Hilltop Finisher each manage to move up by two spots.

1 Alykaptan 16716
2 Armchair_Cyclist 15754
3 Murrjt 15533
4 Ruudz0r 14964
5 Ludwigzgz 14714
6 HugoKoblet 14670
7 Flo 14577
8 DJW 14565
9 MCMountain 14527
10 Scrooll07 14423
11 Skidmark 14277
12 Madrazo 14276
13 Blues_in_the_Bottle 14248
14 RoteLaterne 14048
15 GPBlanco 13889
16 Togo 13880
17 Del1962 13846
18 Karaev 13666
19 Leadbelly 13385
20 AmisVelo 13337
21 HilltopFinisher 13132
22 Vladimir 12897
23 Comodoro 12857
24 LukasCPH 12758
25 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 12734
26 Joelsim 12593
27 Jakob747 12252
28 Abbulf 12156
29 ItalianGigolo 12020
30 Kazistuta 11694
31 Trudgin 11307
32 Josedin 11282
33 Bomboloni 10336
34 0w1s 10056
35 Laarsland 9151
36 JustSomeGuy 7891
37 GuilhermeRibeiro 3983
CollectiveWisdom 15135

Almost done for this edition, and Alykaptan can start sipping champagne from the team car.
 
Year 3 Month 10/11 1st October to 18th November (and therefore effectively to the end of the season, and the game) It didn't seem worth doing an end of October update if that left only a handful of November races to make a separate job out of. Though I don't think waiting for the end of Tour of Fuzhou really made much difference.

MOSCON Gianni 336 points (wins in Itallian TT championship and Tour of Guangxi) for 32 of the 37 teams
WALSCHEID Maximilian 204 (Munsterland Giro win and Guangxi stage points) for 6 teams
ACKERMANN Pascal 185 (5th in Munsterland and stage points in Guangxi) for Lukas CPH
GROSSSCHARTNER Felix 179 (2nd in Guangxi) 4 teams
VELASCO Simone 107 (10th in Gran Piemonte, 7th in Tour of Hainan) 3 teams
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida 82 6
DENZ Nico 80 1
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 77 2
POLITT Nils 72 7

A tie for the final bragging rights:
1 Ludwigzgz 786 (Moscon, Walscheid, Guerreiro)
1 Flo 786 (Moscon, Walscheid, Velasco)
3 Scrooll07 762 (Moscon, Walscheid, Politt)
4 RoteLaterne 749 (Moscon, Walscheid, Velasco)
5 Del1962 691
6 HilltopFinisher 674
7 Leadbelly 660
8 DJW 645
9 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 633
10 Madrazo 610
11 Josedin 604
12 Bomboloni 581
13 AmisVelo 565
14 HugoKoblet 548
15 Vladimir 542
16 Togo 540
17 Murrjt 525
18 GPBlanco 520
19 Armchair_Cyclist 519
20 Jakob747 511
21 Comodoro 509
22 Ruudz0r 501
23 ItalianGigolo 495
24 Joelsim 484
25 Kazistuta 472
26 Skidmark 447
27 Karaev 446
28 Alykaptan 444
29 Trudgin 434
30 Blues_in_the_Bottle 428
31 MCMountain 426
32 JustSomeGuy 412
33 Abbulf 403
34 Laarsland 374
35 LukasCPH 289
36 GuilhermeRibeiro 190
37 0w1s 57
CollectiveWisdom 442


Final Standings I presume, but I'll check back at the end of the year

Ludwigzgz, Flo and Scrool all moved one place up within the top ten, Ludwigzgz being the highest placed of these, while Rote Laterne, Del1962 and Fool on the Hill each get to finish 2 places higher than had seemed likely.

The top three all finished like the GC podium on the Champs Elyssee, rolling in unimpressively mid table with no threat to each other's positions. Alykaptan had taken control late in the game, and the Vuelta put him beyond reach after a close battle earlier in the year, while I just had enough in reserve from my early lead to retain 2nd spot.

1 Alykaptan 17160
2 Armchair_Cyclist 16273
3 Murrjt 16058
4 Ludwigzgz 15500
5 Ruudz0r 15465
6 Flo 15363
7 HugoKoblet 15218
8 DJW 15210
9 Scrooll07 15185
10 MCMountain 14953
11 Madrazo 14886
12 RoteLaterne 14797
13 Skidmark 14724
14 Blues_in_the_Bottle 14676
15 Del1962 14537
16 Togo 14420
17 GPBlanco 14409
18 Karaev 14112
19 Leadbelly 14045
20 AmisVelo 13902
21 HilltopFinisher 13806
22 Vladimir 13439
23 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 13367
24 Comodoro 13366
25 Joelsim 13077
26 LukasCPH 13047
27 Jakob747 12763
28 Abbulf 12559
29 ItalianGigolo 12515
30 Kazistuta 12166
31 Josedin 11886
32 Trudgin 11741
33 Bomboloni 10917
34 0w1s 10113
35 Laarsland 9525
36 JustSomeGuy 8303
37 GuilhermeRibeiro 4173
CollectiveWisdom 15577

Unique picks of Calmejeane and Enric Mas make Alykaptan a very deserved winner, leaving the rest of us wondering how he found them three years ago: congratulations, and thanks to all competitors (if anyone is still following at this stage)

Full analysis of rider scores etc to follow on some cold wet December evening. Here's the spreadsheet at Dropbox if you don't want to wait.
 
I was too busy in non-internet life this year to do more than check in and write updates on the main game, but now that I have a bit of breathing room I'm enjoying tracking these games. Thanks so much for the work you do on this, AC, this game is a slow burn but a favourite of mine to come back to. If only I had taken, say, Marc Soler instead of Clement Chevrier... it's interesting to see how talent turns out, and remember how I assessed it and made those decisions. Also astonishing that Egan Bernal had accumulated zero career points three years ago :surprised:

Anyway, 13th is a respectable finish here, although I'm 12th in both of the currently running games so it's too bad I couldn't be one spot higher for maximum consistency!
 
The final round up: End of Year 3

Two teams had got Filippo Ganna at an early stage, so they pick up a 14 point bonus from Najar's San Juan disqualification: it even pushes Comodoro up one place.

So the final definitive standings (unless anyone can tell me of point changes for 2016 or 17 that happened after the end of those years) are:
1 Alykaptan 17160
2 Armchair_Cyclist 16273
3 Murrjt 16058
4 Ludwigzgz 15500
5 Ruudz0r 15465
6 Flo 15363
7 HugoKoblet 15218
8 DJW 15210
9 Scrooll07 15185
10 MCMountain 14953
11 Madrazo 14886
12 RoteLaterne 14797
13 Skidmark 14724
14 Blues_in_the_Bottle 14676
15 Del1962 14537
16 Togo 14420
17 GPBlanco 14409
18 Karaev 14112
19 Leadbelly 14045
20 AmisVelo 13902
21 HilltopFinisher 13806
22 Vladimir 13439
23 Comodoro 13380
24 The_Fool_on_the_Hill 13367
25 Joelsim 13077
26 LukasCPH 13047
27 Jakob747 12763
28 Abbulf 12559
29 ItalianGigolo 12515
30 Kazistuta 12166
31 Josedin 11886
32 Trudgin 11741
33 Bomboloni 10917
34 0w1s 10113
35 Laarsland 9539
36 JustSomeGuy 8303
37 GuilhermeRibeiro 4173
CollectiveWisdom 15577

The best teams in 2018 only were:
1 Alykaptan 7285
2 Murrjt 6461
3 Ruudz0r 6271
4 RoteLaterne 6265
5 Ludwigzgz 6233
6 Armchair_Cyclist 6160
7 Scrooll07 6084
8 HugoKoblet 6080
9 MCMountain 5851
10 Madrazo 5849
A huge margin on the year for Alykaptan, founded on unique picks of Mas and Hofstetter.

The best possible selection over the three years was:
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando 2703 points 36 teams
MOSCON Gianni 2525 32
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 2055 2
CALMEJANE Lilian 1801 1
ACKERMANN Pascal 1667 1
VAN AERT Wout 1395 0

SOLER GIMENEZ Marc 1394 22
MEURISSE Xandro 1338 0

MARTIN Guillaume 1329 15
PEDERSEN Mads 1279 28
MAS NICOLAU Enric 1274 1
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 1194 0

SCHACHMANN Maximilian 1099 1
ROSON GARCIA Jaime 1071 3
POLITT Nils 995 7
BETTIOL Alberto 972 2
ROOSEN Timo 967 3
ALARCON GARCIA Raul 954 0


TOTAL 26012
Alykaptan scores 66% of that

The Collective Ignorance team, those who had not struck any of us as great prospects three years ago, was:
VAN AERT Wout 1395
MEURISSE Xandro 1338
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 1194
ALARCON GARCIA Raul 954
JAKOBSEN Fabio 922
GIDICH Yevgeniy 871
GAUDU David 847
VAN DER HOORN Taco 807
JENSEN August 776
PACHER Quentin 759
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl 752
SCHELLING Patrick 724
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro 719
CAVAGNA Rémi 679
MASNADA Fausto 678
AVILA VANEGAS Edwin Alcibiades 663
HALVORSEN Kristoffer 649
DYBALL Ben 646
TOTAL: 15373 (beaten by 5 teams and the Collective Wisdom team)

Three riders who were picked as future stars failed to get any points at all in these 3 seasons, and 2 of our Collective Wisdom team of the most hyped riders have failed to reach double figures yet.
 
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Ludwigzgz said:
An excellent result.
I can only say that I am very satisfied
After you set the bar so high in the first edition, I'm surprised that you are satisfied with missing out on the podium :)

Just a quick reminder (not only to Ludwigzgz) that there is just under a week left to get teams in for the 2019-21 edition (deadline is the start of the Tour Down Under)
 
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