2017-19 Emerging riders CQ Game

The fourth edition of the game for the more patient CQer starts here.

The rules are as before: your team is to have 18 riders each of whom, regardless of their age or the level they ride at, have accumulated less than 200 points throughout their career.
There are virtually millions of riders who are eligible (I guess I am): here is a dropbox file of about 4000 of them. If a rider has had points removed for doping, (even in "not to blame" cases, those 'ghost points' would still count towards the 200. Note the specification is under 200 pts (ie 199 or fewer).

Scoring is the CQ points they gain from 1/1/17 to 31/12/19, and that is a long enough scoring period that there is no real advantage to be gained in the first month, so teams need to be in by the last moment of January (GMT).

As usual, names in CQ format please, with nothing else on the line. If the rider has no CQ page, then hope that SURNAME Forename is what CQ will go with (and if he is Portuguese, they won't but I'll track him down eventually). Submit your entry by PM on either Cycling News or Velorooms: I've send mine to Scrool07, (the first manager to send a team in).

Good luck, enjoy the challenge and the gentler pace of a three year race, and keep an eye out for monthly updates.

Entrants so far (to early evening 31st Jan: less than 6 hours to go)
18Valve
AmisVelo
Armchair_Cyclist
Blues_in_the_Bottle
Comodoro
Del1962
DJW
Flo
GPBlanco
Hakkie2
HugoKoblet
Jakob747
Joelsim
Josedin
Kazistuta
Kryvo
Laarsland
Leadbelly
Ludwigzgz
LukasCPH
Madrazo
Murrjt
RoteLaterne
Scrooll07
TheAsian
ThePirate81
Togo95
Torcio86
Trudgin
Tych23
Vladimir
 
Apr 19, 2010
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Indeed, that was really hard. In many cases I just went with pure gut feeling or even a semi-random selection, there's just too many possibilities and too little information that we have. I do feel like I should have gambled on some less obvious picks, but that's even harder to get right.
 
Oct 21, 2016
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Great!!
Literally tough task!
The extended time period is an issue, and riders/ team members need to work simultaneously and effectively....
 
Very glad to see that Armchair continues with this exciting game. I finished last but one in the first edition so I have something to prove here. So far my shortlist is 35 riders but I'm not sure I have found all that will make the final team yet.
 
Karaev1 said:
What if a rider goes 200+ in January? Is he still available?
Yes. Qualifying scores are to the end of December 2016, and I reckon that in the context of a three year game, the points earned in month 1 are unlikely to play a very significant part.

I also wanted to avoid the game getting lost in the rush of games that needed teams to be submitted in the early days of January (although some entrants do send in at that time, this list presumably being a by-product of searching for their annual and Youth games' teams).
 
Jan 6, 2014
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I have my team ready but will wait for the January races although I have never changed riders because of their January results. But those that selected Gaviria for the 2015-2017 game are a lucky bunch.
Also curious to see how many went for Miles Scotson.
 
A week (and about an hour) to go: 12 teams in so far, 101 different riders chosen, of whom 57 are unique picks and 10 are on at least half the teams. One team has no unique picks, three teams have at least half the squad as unique picks.
 
I've just submitted my team. The funny thing is that I had a quick look at the start of January and thought that it would be hard to cut down to 18. Then I haven't had a look until yesterday, and then I couldn't find 18 that I was happy with. Anyway, let's see how it goes.
 
About 5 1/2 hours left as of the posting time of this message. Hurry up if you want to enter.
Not sure that I will post the teams and analysis tonight: more likely after work tomorrow.

All teams in so far are fine: if you have submitted, please check you are listed above.
 
Re:

Hugo Koblet said:
I've just submitted my team. The funny thing is that I had a quick look at the start of January and thought that it would be hard to cut down to 18. Then I haven't had a look until yesterday, and then I couldn't find 18 that I was happy with. Anyway, let's see how it goes.
I kind of had a similar feeling. So many talented candidates at first, but in the end I only really felt certain about maybe 10 of them and sort of satisfied with 14 of the picks. I had remembered it as it was only 15 riders so I spent a few days deciding who should get the 15. spot between perhaps 30 candidates all with a chance, and then after finaly deciding that number 15 and just checking the rules before sending the team in yesterday, it was a more a duty to pick the last 3 than a relief to get to fit more worthy picks in. But in the end that perhaps allowed picking a little more with the heart for a couple of the last spots.
 
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Hi!
I just registered here to send my team. But, as I haven't posted yet, I can't send PM. So I'm gonna put my riders in a public message:

CZE CINK Ondrej
ESP GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
FRA GAUDU David
ESP MAS NICOLAU Enric
COL RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
NOR JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
GBR DIBBEN Jonathan
ITA GANNA Filippo
COL BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
BEL LAMBRECHT Bjorg
ECU CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
ITA RAVASI Edward
SUI FRANKINY Kilian
USA MCNULTY Brandon
AUS STORER Michael
USA POWLESS Neilson
BEL VANHOUCKE Harm
GER SCHACHMANN Maximilian
 
There are 125 riders in the game: 65 of them are unique picks, while 11 of them are on more than half the teams.

The unique picks seem to be far more unevenly distributed than usual: I think half of them are accounted for by about 5 teams, most notably Leadbelly (8 UPs) and Trudgin (9 UPs).

The 18 who make up the Collective Wisdom team are:
GAUDU David 34 (Everyone except Leadbelly)
ALBANESE Vincenzo 32 (Not Leadbelly, Cordi33 or Josedin)
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 30 (not Scrool07, Rote Laterne, Trudgin, Josedin or Leadbelly(yep: he has ignored all three of the top picks)
MAS NICOLAU Enric 27
RAVASI Edward 26
KÄMNA Lennard 23
SCHACHMANN Maximilian 23
FRANKINY Kilian 22
GANNA Filippo 22
POWLESS Neilson 20
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan 20
CINK Ondrej 16
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida 16
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe 16
CAVAGNA Rémi 16
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl 14
MINALI Riccardo 14
SCOTSON Miles 13


The other pick frequencies are:
12 teams: CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio, DIBBEN Jonathan, PLANCKAERT Edward
9: PER David
8: PETERS Nans, STORER Michael, VENDRAME Andrea
7: LAMBRECHT Bjorg
6: GARCIA CORTINA Ivan, HAMILTON Chris, MCNULTY Brandon
5: SIVAKOV Pavel, WOUTERS Enzo
4: BOL Cees, DANIEL Gregory, VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan, YSSAAD Yannis, ZURLO Federico
3: DAVIES Scott, DUNBAR Eddie, GESBERT Elie, GESSNER Konrad, MERLIER Tim, O'CONNOR Ben, PAGE Dylan, REYES ORTEGA Aldemar, RIABUSHENKO Aliaksandr
2: AMEZQUETA MORENO Julen, ARANBURU DEBA Alex, BANASZEK Alan, CARBONI Giovanni, CHETOUT Loïc, HAMILTON Lucas, HIRSCHI Marc, HODEG CHAGUI Alvaro Jose, MADOUAS Valentin, MALUCELLI Matteo, RIVERA Kevin, SCHLEGEL Michal, SIMION Paolo, SISR Frantisek, VANHOUCKE Harm
The unique picks are shown in the following team listings.

Popularity ranking
Collective Wisdom team's popularity score would be 384
1 Hakkie2 367
2 Ludwigzgz 363
3 HugoKoblet 359
4 Madrazo 357
5 Skidmark 351
6 TheAsian 347
7 Del1962 337
8 Murrjt 333
9 ValvPiti 330
9 Blues_in_the_Bottle 330
9 Torcio86 330
12 Kryvo 328
13 GPBlanco 318
14 Flo 315
15 AmisVelo 311
16 Cordi333 307
17 Squire 302
18 Armchair_Cyclist 298
19 Laarsland 296
20 18Valve 293
21 Togo95 290
22 Joelsim 288
23 DJW 286
24 LukasCPH 280
25 ThePirate81 277
26 Josedin 263
27 Comodoro 253
28 RoteLaterne 251
29 Kazistuta 247
30 Jakob747 243
31 Vladimir 242
32 Scrooll07 219
33 Tych23 190
34 Trudgin 140
35 Leadbelly 46
 
So, 35 teams it is:

(Alphabetical order of teams, riders within teams listed by popularity, the alphabetically)

Unique picks are shown with *

18Valve
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
KÄMNA Lennard
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
POWLESS Neilson
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
CINK Ondrej
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
MINALI Riccardo
PETERS Nans
LAMBRECHT Bjorg
STORER Michael
MCNULTY Brandon
WOUTERS Enzo
HAMILTON Lucas
VANHOUCKE Harm

Amis Velo
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
KÄMNA Lennard
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
GANNA Filippo
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
CINK Ondrej
CAVAGNA Rémi
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
PETERS Nans
VENDRAME Andrea
LAMBRECHT Bjorg
SIVAKOV Pavel
CORBEL Erwann *
SWIRBUL Keegan *

ArmchairCyclist
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
KÄMNA Lennard
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
FRANKINY Kilian
GANNA Filippo
SCOTSON Miles
DIBBEN Jonathan
PER David
PETERS Nans
SIVAKOV Pavel
DANIEL Gregory
VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan
GESBERT Elie
TOLHOEK Antwan *

Blues in the Bottle
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
GANNA Filippo
POWLESS Neilson
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
CINK Ondrej
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida
SCOTSON Miles
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
DIBBEN Jonathan
PLANCKAERT Edward
VENDRAME Andrea
HAMILTON Chris
NARVAEZ PRADO Jhonatan Manuel *

Comodoro
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
RAVASI Edward
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
FRANKINY Kilian
GANNA Filippo
POWLESS Neilson
CINK Ondrej
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
MERLIER Tim
O'CONNOR Ben
HODEG CHAGUI Alvaro Jose
MALUCELLI Matteo
LOWNDES Jason *
RYBALKIN Aleksey *
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro *
TECCHIO Marco *

Cordi333
GAUDU David
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
FRANKINY Kilian
GANNA Filippo
POWLESS Neilson
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
CINK Ondrej
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
DIBBEN Jonathan
LAMBRECHT Bjorg
STORER Michael
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
MCNULTY Brandon
VANHOUCKE Harm

Del1962
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
KÄMNA Lennard
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
FRANKINY Kilian
POWLESS Neilson
CINK Ondrej
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida
CAVAGNA Rémi
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
SCOTSON Miles
DIBBEN Jonathan
HAMILTON Chris
DANIEL Gregory
DUNBAR Eddie

DJW
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
RAVASI Edward
FRANKINY Kilian
POWLESS Neilson
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida
CAVAGNA Rémi
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
SCOTSON Miles
DIBBEN Jonathan
PETERS Nans
STORER Michael
HAMILTON Chris
YSSAAD Yannis
ZURLO Federico
GIBBONS Ryan *

Flo
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
GANNA Filippo
POWLESS Neilson
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida
CAVAGNA Rémi
MINALI Riccardo
SCOTSON Miles
PLANCKAERT Edward
VENDRAME Andrea
STORER Michael
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
HAMILTON Chris
SIMION Paolo

GPBlanco
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
KÄMNA Lennard
FRANKINY Kilian
GANNA Filippo
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida
CAVAGNA Rémi
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
MINALI Riccardo
SCOTSON Miles
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
PER David
PETERS Nans
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
SCHULTZ Nicholas *

Hakkie2
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
KÄMNA Lennard
FRANKINY Kilian
GANNA Filippo
POWLESS Neilson
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
CINK Ondrej
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
MINALI Riccardo
SCOTSON Miles
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
DIBBEN Jonathan
PLANCKAERT Edward

HugoKoblet
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
KÄMNA Lennard
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
FRANKINY Kilian
GANNA Filippo
POWLESS Neilson
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
CAVAGNA Rémi
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
MINALI Riccardo
PER David
LAMBRECHT Bjorg
VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan

Jakob747
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
KÄMNA Lennard
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
FRANKINY Kilian
POWLESS Neilson
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
LAMBRECHT Bjorg
REYES ORTEGA Aldemar
RIABUSHENKO Aliaksandr
HAMILTON Lucas
AGUIRRE CALPA Hernan Ricardo *
FLOREZ LOPEZ Miguel Eduardo *
HINDLEY Jai *
MOLANO BENAVIDES Juan Sebastian *
PADUN Mark *

Joelsim
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
FRANKINY Kilian
GANNA Filippo
POWLESS Neilson
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
PER David
SIVAKOV Pavel
WOUTERS Enzo
VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan
RIVERA Kevin
MARONESE Marco *
OWEN Logan *

Josedin
GAUDU David
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
KÄMNA Lennard
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
FRANKINY Kilian
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida
CAVAGNA Rémi
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
MINALI Riccardo
PLANCKAERT Edward
MCNULTY Brandon
BOL Cees
HIRSCHI Marc
MALUCELLI Matteo
KNOTTEN Iver Johan *
LASTRA MARTINEZ Jonathan *

Kazistuta
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
KÄMNA Lennard
GANNA Filippo
POWLESS Neilson
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
MINALI Riccardo
SCOTSON Miles
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
VENDRAME Andrea
HAMILTON Chris
WOUTERS Enzo
GESBERT Elie
MADOUAS Valentin
BOUHANNI Rayane *
LECROQ Jérémy *
OURSELIN Paul *

Kryvo
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
KÄMNA Lennard
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
FRANKINY Kilian
GANNA Filippo
POWLESS Neilson
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida
DIBBEN Jonathan
PER David
DANIEL Gregory
ZURLO Federico
PAGE Dylan
BONUSI Raffaello *

Laarsland
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
KÄMNA Lennard
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
FRANKINY Kilian
GANNA Filippo
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
CAVAGNA Rémi
PETERS Nans
HAMILTON Chris
O'CONNOR Ben
REYES ORTEGA Aldemar
AMEZQUETA MORENO Julen
CARBONI Giovanni
BONNAMOUR Franck *

Leadbelly
LAMBRECHT Bjorg
STORER Michael
BOL Cees
YSSAAD Yannis
DAVIES Scott
GESSNER Konrad
RIABUSHENKO Aliaksandr
CARBONI Giovanni
HODEG CHAGUI Alvaro Jose
MADOUAS Valentin
EISENHART Taylor *
FICARA Pierpaolo *
FOSS Tobias Svendsen *
KASPERKIEWICZ Przemyslaw *
LEEMANS Rob *
MANNAERTS Jelle *
NÖMMELA Aksel *
TORRES BARCELO Albert *

Ludwigzgz
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
RAVASI Edward
KÄMNA Lennard
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
FRANKINY Kilian
GANNA Filippo
POWLESS Neilson
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
CINK Ondrej
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
CAVAGNA Rémi
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
SCOTSON Miles
PLANCKAERT Edward
PETERS Nans

LukasCPH
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
RAVASI Edward
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
FRANKINY Kilian
POWLESS Neilson
CINK Ondrej
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
SCOTSON Miles
PER David
PAGE Dylan
SCHLEGEL Michal
SISR Frantisek
HAGEN Carl Fredrik *
LEMUS DAVILA Luis Enrique *

Madrazo
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
KÄMNA Lennard
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
GANNA Filippo
POWLESS Neilson
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
CINK Ondrej
CAVAGNA Rémi
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
MINALI Riccardo
SCOTSON Miles
DIBBEN Jonathan
PLANCKAERT Edward
GESBERT Elie

Murrjt
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
KÄMNA Lennard
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
FRANKINY Kilian
POWLESS Neilson
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
CINK Ondrej
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
CAVAGNA Rémi
MINALI Riccardo
PER David
STORER Michael
YSSAAD Yannis
GESSNER Konrad

Rote Laterne
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
GANNA Filippo
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
MINALI Riccardo
PLANCKAERT Edward
VENDRAME Andrea
LAMBRECHT Bjorg
STORER Michael
MCNULTY Brandon
SIVAKOV Pavel
WOUTERS Enzo
VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan
MERLIER Tim
BANASZEK Alan

Scrooll007
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
KÄMNA Lennard
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
CAVAGNA Rémi
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
PLANCKAERT Edward
DANIEL Gregory
O'CONNOR Ben
CHETOUT Loïc
BIERMANS Jenthe *
EDMONDSON Alexander *
HOFSTEDE Lennard *
HOFSTETTER Hugo *
PETERS Alex *
VERMEULEN Alexey *


Skidmark
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
KÄMNA Lennard
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
FRANKINY Kilian
GANNA Filippo
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
CINK Ondrej
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
DIBBEN Jonathan
PLANCKAERT Edward
MERLIER Tim
PAGE Dylan

Squire
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
POWLESS Neilson
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
MINALI Riccardo
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
DIBBEN Jonathan
PLANCKAERT Edward
VENDRAME Andrea
BOL Cees
YSSAAD Yannis
ULYSBAYEV Dinmukhammed *

TheAsian
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
FRANKINY Kilian
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
CINK Ondrej
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
CAVAGNA Rémi
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
MINALI Riccardo
SCOTSON Miles
DIBBEN Jonathan
PLANCKAERT Edward
ZURLO Federico

ThePirate81
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
KÄMNA Lennard
GANNA Filippo
POWLESS Neilson
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
DIBBEN Jonathan
PETERS Nans
VENDRAME Andrea
ARANBURU DEBA Alex
RIVERA Kevin
BICO Nuno Miguel Alves Matos *
MOSCA Jacopo *
VINCENT Léo *

Togo95
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
KÄMNA Lennard
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
FRANKINY Kilian
GANNA Filippo
POWLESS Neilson
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
PLANCKAERT Edward
PER David
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
WOUTERS Enzo
DAVIES Scott
DUNBAR Eddie
BANASZEK Alan
LATHAM Christopher *

Torcio86
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
KÄMNA Lennard
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
FRANKINY Kilian
GANNA Filippo
CINK Ondrej
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida
MINALI Riccardo
SCOTSON Miles
PER David
VENDRAME Andrea
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
MCNULTY Brandon
RIABUSHENKO Aliaksandr

Trudgin
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
CINK Ondrej
CAVAGNA Rémi
ZURLO Federico
AMEZQUETA MORENO Julen
CHETOUT Loïc
SIMION Paolo
ALZATE ESCOBAR Carlos Eduardo *
BENITO DIEZ Miguel Angel *
BERLATO Giacomo *
BERTAZZO Liam *
DE GENDT Aimé *
GODOY Yonder Eduardo *
INSAUSTI IRASTORZA Jon Ander *
NIBALI Antonio *
TURCHI Luc *

Tych23
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
KÄMNA Lennard
FRANKINY Kilian
GANNA Filippo
MCNULTY Brandon
SIVAKOV Pavel
DAVIES Scott
GESSNER Konrad
HIRSCHI Marc
SISR Frantisek
BETOUIGT-SUIRE Clément *
BOKELOH Jonas *
GALL Felix *
KANTER Max *
MATHIS Marco *
SCHELLING Ide *

ValvPiti
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
RAVASI Edward
KÄMNA Lennard
FRANKINY Kilian
GANNA Filippo
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
CINK Ondrej
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
CAVAGNA Rémi
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
STORER Michael
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
REYES ORTEGA Aldemar
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres *

Vladimir
GAUDU David
ALBANESE Vincenzo
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
KÄMNA Lennard
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
CAVAGNA Rémi
MINALI Riccardo
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
BOL Cees
DUNBAR Eddie
ARANBURU DEBA Alex
SCHLEGEL Michal
CHERKASOV Nicolay *
LAUK Karl Patrick *
NOVAK Domen *
RODRIGUEZ MARTIN Cristian *
 
1 unpopular pick for me with Gesbert, that was a great junior and seems in good progress, and perhaps with a chance to score a lot in the many french races suiting him well in the next years. It was the last pick and a bit with the heart and despite him also being out for 8 weeks starting the season. Had I taken Frankiny who was a obvious candidate I would have been topping the popularity ranking, but that would also have been a bit boring. Also I just held the age against Frankiny thinking that his talent will not really compare to the great u23 results this year with him being 22 already last year., so I hope his improvement wont be that explosive anymore. On the other hand I also tried to avoid most riders not having a procontract yet, despite huge talents. For instance a rider like Storer that looks like a massive talent, but that I just think will be too handicapped in the 3 year game. Same goes for other very huge talents like Lambrecht, Vanhoucke, Hindley, Padun, Riabushenko or some of the other young columbians that were all very tempting but where I doubt they will score enough within 3 years especially starting with the team-handicap and most of them also being very young. Other significant picks I skipped was the very hyped Carapaz that I simply has struggled to find the impressive enough results from (him dominating spanish amateurraces at his age, dont say that much anymore, sadly) , just as well as his teamrole on a superstrong Movistar Team will likely be a handicap, but perhaps would have been picked had I seen him ride, and I might regret this, and then ofcourse Daniel Martinez, where I just think his progress last year was too dissapointing. So in the end I decided a bit of a gamble pick instead of one of those 3. The other last spots on my team came to Dibben, that has obvious talent but where the Sky-team is a handicap, but now he got the chance anyway (propably because of his recent Malorca result), and to Planckaert, where one can always hope he will improve enough to get a Van Asbroeck/Theuns kind of season in a couple of years, but where I suppose its more likely he will not. But at least he will for sure have the chance.

Seing the teams now, Im surpriced I missed that Paolo Simion was eligable likely just expecting him to be over 200 when going trough the cq-ranking, without checking. Im glad only 2 teams has him included as he should be quite a good pick.
 
Gesbert was in the main game CQ team that I first submitted, but he had to be sacrificed to make room for Vorganov. Considered him for this game as well, but you never really know with French attackers. Could be a Chavanel, or could be a Kadri. Gesbert will definitely be my biggest regret if he does well. Being the best French junior of his class is fairly promising, afterall.

There are a lot of riders who are unique picks for other teams who I strongly considered, and a lot of popular ones who didn't convince me. It's my first time playing this game, so I don't really know what to expect.
 
Pretty surprised to see me that high on the popularity ranking considering everything. I think picking Reyes and especially Higuita will prove to be a mistake, despite their talents, due to how the CQ rankings work. But its more fun to pick with your heart than your brain, especially in a 3 year long game.
 
So here we go:
Year 1, month 1 (to 5th Feb)

Best scorers
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan 148pts 20 teams (10th in TDU, 4th in Evvans' Ocean Race)
SCOTSON Miles 127 13 (Aussie RR win, 5th in the TT and finishers' points)
HINDLEY Jai 119 1 (2nd in Herald Sun, and a few other points, for Jakob747)
STORER Michael 106 8 (5th in Herald Sun, 15th in TDU)
MINALI Riccardo 75 14 (7th in GC and stage points in Dubai)
HAMILTON Lucas 74 2 (7th in Herald Sun, 14th in Evans' Ocean Race for 18Valve and Jakob747)
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 30 30 (9th in San Juan GC)
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida 28 16 (top 20 GC in TDU)
DIBBEN Jonathan 28 12 (6th in one of the Majorcan races)


Team scores

Some popular picks there, many of them picked after they had started picking up points (but that is allowed), so a decent start for many teams, and everybody at least off the mark:
1 DJW 485 (Restrepo, Scotson, Storer, Bernal, Guerreiro, Dibben)
2 TheAsian 472 (Restrepo, Scotson, Minali, Bernal, Guerreiro, Dibben)
3 Hakkie2 469 (Restrepo, Scotson, Minali, Bernal, Guerreiro, Dibben)
4 18Valve 466 (Restrepo, Storer, Minali, Hamilton, Bernal)
5 Madrazo 444 (Restrepo, Scotson, Minali, Bernal, Dibben)
6 Murrjt 429
7 Flo 416
8 Blues_in_the_Bottle 409
9 Kazistuta 395
10 Ludwigzgz 354
11 ValvPiti 348
12 Cordi333 345
13 RoteLaterne 344
14 Squire 324
15 Torcio86 293
16 Josedin 285
17 Skidmark 279
18 HugoKoblet 271
19 Kryvo 267
20 Del1962 264
21 GPBlanco 250
22 Jakob747 238
23 LukasCPH 215
24 AmisVelo 214
25 Scrooll07 201
26 Armchair_Cyclist 200
27 Joelsim 198
28 Vladimir 144
29 Leadbelly 127
30 ThePirate81 89
31 Laarsland 85
32 Comodoro 81
33 Togo95 50
33 Trudgin 50
35 Tych23 36
CollectiveWisdom 444

Some of us already have riders who could already usefully replace members of our 2015-17 team, but although the points in the bank may be welcome, do they really have something to offer over the three years of the game? Time will tell.

I hope to keep up with monthly updates, but offers of help, especially during the GT and Classics games, would be welcome.
 
Year 1, Month 2 up to 5th March

The top scoring rider (and the top scoring team, on account of the said rider) are ahead of those in the equivalent games for longer established riders this month. That's what comes of Langkawi having HC status.
(Name/pts/teams)
GIBBONS Ryan 288 1 (GC win, stage win and 3 podiums in Langkawi for DJW)
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 116 30 (7th in Langkawi, 5th in Larciano)
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 89 12 (2nd in Lariano)
OWEN Logan 65 1 (stage win & 6th in GC in Volta ao Alentejo for Joelsim)
CINK Ondrej 64 16 (9th in Ruta del Sol, top 20 in Strade Bianche)
DUNBAR Eddie 59 3 (5th in Volta ao Alentejo GC)
O'CONNOR Ben 56 3 (8th in Langkawi for Comodoro, Laarsland and Scrool007)
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan 53 20 (2nd in Vuelta a Murcia)


2nd win out of 2 for DJW, with no close competition this time
1 DJW 511 (Gibbons, Bernal and Restrepo)
2 Blues_in_the_Bottle 396 (Bernal, Carapaz, Cink and Restrepo)
3 ValvPiti 374 (Bernal, Carapaz, Cink and Restrepo)
4 Cordi333 370 (Bernal, Carapaz, Cink and Restrepo)
5 AmisVelo 366
6 Hakkie2 360
7 Joelsim 354
8 Vladimir 331
9 Squire 309
10 Kazistuta 302
11 Del1962 300
12 Murrjt 299
13 Madrazo 293
14 TheAsian 290
15 Ludwigzgz 288
15 Skidmark 288
17 Comodoro 286
18 Jakob747 285
19 18Valve 278
20 GPBlanco 270
20 ThePirate81 270
22 Laarsland 242
23 LukasCPH 241
24 Torcio86 237
25 HugoKoblet 229
26 Togo95 225
27 Kryvo 224
28 Flo 179
28 Scrooll07 179
30 Armchair_Cyclist 173
31 Tych23 130
32 Josedin 100
33 Trudgin 93
34 RoteLaterne 78
35 Leadbelly 41
CollectiveWisdom 293

Standings
It ought to be far too early for positions to mean anything, but that lead already looks like it will take a while to overturn...
1 DJW 996
2 Hakkie2 829
3 Blues_in_the_Bottle 805
4 TheAsian 762
5 18Valve 744
6 Madrazo 737
7 Murrjt 728
8 ValvPiti 722
9 Cordi333 715
10 Kazistuta 697
11 Ludwigzgz 642
12 Squire 633
13 Flo 595
14 AmisVelo 580
15 Skidmark 567
16 Del1962 564
17 Joelsim 552
18 Torcio86 530
19 Jakob747 523
20 GPBlanco 520
21 HugoKoblet 500
22 Kryvo 491
23 Vladimir 475
24 LukasCPH 456
25 RoteLaterne 422
26 Josedin 385
27 Scrooll07 380
28 Armchair_Cyclist 373
29 Comodoro 367
30 ThePirate81 359
31 Laarsland 327
32 Togo95 275
33 Leadbelly 168
34 Tych23 166
35 Trudgin 143
CollectiveWisdom 737
 
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