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2017-19 Emerging riders CQ Game

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Year 2 Month 8/9 7th August to 30th September (2 months together; I was rather busy with the Vuelta game at the beginning of Sept: I think I had intended doing a mid Sept update, but that didn't happen)

Some very big scores for some of our most popular riders, and for a couple of unique picks too.

MAS NICOLAU Enric 474 (2nd in Vuelta GC, with stage win and some other points) for 27 teams
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) 23 teams
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro 226 (Burgos GC win, with a stage win and 2nd, and 6th in l'Avenir) for Comodoro
MOLANO BENAVIDES Juan Sebastian 209 (GC win and stage points in Tour of China I, and stage win in the sequel) for Jakob747
NOMMELA Aksel 163 (2nd in Antwerp Port Classic, 5th and 6th in some Belgian 1.1s I don't know well) for Leadbelly
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida 147 16 teams
MADOUAS Valentin 137 2
POWLESS Neilson 135 20
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 130 12
DE GENDT Aimé 120 1
FICARA Pierpaolo 108 1
MOSCA Jacopo 101 1

1 Josedin 1685 (Mas, Schachmann, Guerrero)
2 Jakob747 1663 (Mas, Schachmann, Molano, Powless, Carapaz)
3 Cordi333 1610 (Mas, Schachmann, Powless, Carapaz)
4 Blues_in_the_Bottle 1599 (Mas, Schachmann, Guerrero, Powless, Carapaz)
5 Flo 1535 (Mas, Schachmann, Guerrero, Powless)
6 HugoKoblet 1491
7 Del1962 1489
8 18Valve 1482
9 TheAsian 1470
10 Murrjt 1449
11 Skidmark 1437
12 AmisVelo 1412
13 Madrazo 1410
14 Vladimir 1399
15 Squire 1385
16 Togo95 1375
17 Kryvo 1359
18 Torcio86 1308
19 Laarsland 1268
20 Hakkie2 1264
21 ThePirate81 1181
22 Comodoro 1176
23 ValvPiti 1170
24 Ludwigzgz 1145
25 Armchair_Cyclist 1131
26 LukasCPH 1104
27 Joelsim 1087
28 RoteLaterne 1046
29 GPBlanco 1004
30 Scrooll07 986
31 Leadbelly 845
32 DJW 750
33 Kazistuta 730
34 Trudgin 678
35 Tych23 420
CollectiveWisdom 1557

Standings

The top is a tight battle: Cordi moves up to second, and Jakob from 5th to third, pushing Squire off the podium. Hugo Koblet moves up 3 in the top ten, and Flo gets into that elite, while the top scorer for this session, Josedin, must share the best mover plaudits with Del1962 and Kryvo (4 spots each)

1 Blues_in_the_Bottle 9673
2 Cordi333 9630
3 Jakob747 9578
4 Squire 9436
5 Vladimir 9336
6 HugoKoblet 9204
7 TheAsian 9190
8 Hakkie2 9135
9 Flo 9114
9 AmisVelo 9114
11 ValvPiti 9000
12 Skidmark 8855
13 18Valve 8809
14 Del1962 8726
15 Murrjt 8718
16 ThePirate81 8687
17 Madrazo 8649
18 Ludwigzgz 8394
19 GPBlanco 8208
20 Torcio86 8203
21 Laarsland 7975
22 Joelsim 7953
23 Togo95 7799
24 LukasCPH 7783
25 Kryvo 7560
26 Josedin 7533
27 Armchair_Cyclist 7518
28 Comodoro 7513
29 DJW 7312
30 Kazistuta 7264
31 RoteLaterne 6758
32 Scrooll07 6281
33 Tych23 4798
34 Leadbelly 4171
35 Trudgin 3784
CollectiveWisdom 9452
 
Year 2 Month 10/11 1st October to 18th November (and therefore effectively to the end of the season) 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.

MADOUAS Valentin 134 points (Paris-Bourges win, 5th in Paris-Tours) for Kazistuta and Leadbelly.
CAVAGNA Rémi 123 (4th in Tour of Guangxi) for 16 teams
MINALI Riccardo 115 (5th in both GP Bruno Beghelli and Gran Piemonte) 14 teams
TOLHOEK Antwan 103 (2nd in Japan Cup) for Armchair Cyclist
MOLANO BENAVIDES Juan Sebastian 90 for Jakob747
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida 82 16
HODEG CHAGUI Alvaro Jose 78 2
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 77 30
PAGE Dylan 64 3
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan 62 20

1 HugoKoblet 632 (Cavagna, Minali, Bernal and Restrepo)
2 TheAsian 629 (Cavagna, Minali, Guerreiro, Bernal and Restrepo)
3 Murrjt 618 (Cavagna, Minali, Guerreiro, Bernal and Restrepo)
4 Ludwigzgz 578
5 Flo 559
6 Madrazo 546
7 Hakkie2 535
7 ValvPiti 535
9 Josedin 528
10 Kazistuta 527
11 Del1962 519
12 GPBlanco 510
13 DJW 503
14 Skidmark 500
15 Kryvo 496
16 Torcio86 480
17 Laarsland 463
18 Vladimir 459
19 Squire 445
19 Armchair_Cyclist 445
21 18Valve 442
22 Jakob747 422
23 AmisVelo 416
24 Blues_in_the_Bottle 409
25 LukasCPH 394
26 Joelsim 377
27 Cordi333 364
28 RoteLaterne 353
29 Togo95 351
30 Comodoro 339
31 Leadbelly 271
32 Scrooll07 257
33 Tych23 246
34 ThePirate81 240
35 Trudgin 191
CollectiveWisdom 686



Standings

Collective Wisdom team is again the table topper, but of the real teams, Blues in the Bottle has been top since the end of July, and behind him Jakob reaches 2nd place and a suspiciously round score. HugoKoblet, The Asian, Flo and ValvPiti all are going the right way in the top ten, but only by one place each: only Murrjt manages to move 2 places up in a table whose stability defies its closeness.

1 Blues_in_the_Bottle 10082
2 Jakob747 10000
3 Cordi333 9994
4 Squire 9881
5 HugoKoblet 9836
6 TheAsian 9819
7 Vladimir 9795
8 Flo 9673
9 Hakkie2 9670
10 ValvPiti 9535
11 AmisVelo 9530
12 Skidmark 9355
13 Murrjt 9336
14 18Valve 9251
15 Del1962 9245
16 Madrazo 9195
17 Ludwigzgz 8972
18 ThePirate81 8927
19 GPBlanco 8718
20 Torcio86 8683
21 Laarsland 8438
22 Joelsim 8330
23 LukasCPH 8177
24 Togo95 8150
25 Josedin 8061
26 Kryvo 8056
27 Armchair_Cyclist 7963
28 Comodoro 7852
29 DJW 7815
30 Kazistuta 7791
31 RoteLaterne 7111
32 Scrooll07 6538
33 Tych23 5044
34 Leadbelly 4442
35 Trudgin 3975
CollectiveWisdom 10138


Full analysis of rider scores etc to follow on some cold wet December evening. Here are the numbers thus far.
 
End of Year 2

Najar's disqualification from the Vuelta a San Juan brings bonuses to those who picked Ganna (14 points for 22 teams), Cavagna (5 points for 16 teams) and Narvaez (1 point for one team), and so the adjusted end of Year 2 table is:

1 Blues_in_the_Bottle 10097
2 Cordi333 10008
3 Jakob747 10000
4 Squire 9881
5 HugoKoblet 9855
6 TheAsian 9824
7 Vladimir 9800
8 Flo 9692
9 Hakkie2 9684
10 ValvPiti 9554
11 AmisVelo 9549
12 Skidmark 9369
13 Murrjt 9341
14 18Valve 9251
15 Del1962 9250
16 Madrazo 9214
17 Ludwigzgz 8991
18 ThePirate81 8941
19 GPBlanco 8737
20 Torcio86 8697
21 Laarsland 8457
22 Joelsim 8344
23 LukasCPH 8177
24 Togo95 8164
25 Kryvo 8070
26 Josedin 8066
27 Armchair_Cyclist 7977
28 Comodoro 7866
29 DJW 7820
30 Kazistuta 7805
31 RoteLaterne 7125
32 Scrooll07 6543
33 Tych23 5058
34 Leadbelly 4442
35 Trudgin 3980
CollectiveWisdom 10157

Ganna's end of season bonus was enough to have Cordi reclaim 2nd place.

The best scores only this year were
1 Blues_in_the_Bottle 6247
2 Vladimir 6174
3 Cordi333 6124
4 Jakob747 6072
5 HugoKoblet 6006
6 Squire 5989
7 Flo 5932
8 TheAsian 5823
9 AmisVelo 5803
10 Hakkie2 5761
CollectiveWisdom 6035

Vladimir will rue his poor first year (18th in year 1), while Madrazo (1st a year ago, now 16th) will wonder what his selection have done with the apparent talent they had. Blues in the Bottle had been a humble 8th a year ago.

Thus far, the best possible team would be:
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 1896 30
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 1189 12
MAS NICOLAU Enric 1182 27
SCHACHMANN Maximilian 998 23
JAKOBSEN Fabio 895 0
HOFSTETTER Hugo 801 1
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida 772 16
VAN DER HOORN Taco 730 0

SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro 719 1
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe 713 16
MASNADA Fausto 662 0
CERNY Josef 658 0

GAUDU David 651 34
STRAKHOV Dmitry 628 0
BALLERINI Davide 611 0

MADOUAS Valentin 594 2
HODEG CHAGUI Alvaro Jose 584 2
CAVAGNA Rémi 579 16
for a total of 14862 (Blues in the Bottle has 67.9% of this)

The Collective Ignorance team, those none of us picked, such as Jakobsen, Van der Hoorn and Masnada, would have a total thus far of 15233

Five riders have still not managed to gain a point, while our second most popular pick in this edition, Albanese, has still to justify his hype.
 
Year 3, Month 1 to 3rd February

The riders who will really make a difference should be ready for some important results this year.

Of those selected, the top starters to the year have been:

GIBBONS Ryan 144 (4th in CEGORR, 11th in TDU) for DJW
HAMILTON Chris 131 (6th in TDU, 16th in CEGORR) 6 teams
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida 122 (8th in TDU, 15th in CEGORR) 16
SCHULTZ Nicholas 116 (2nd overall, and a stage win, in Herald Sun race, and nationals 19th) for GPBlanco
HAMILTON Lucas 93 (6th in Herald Sun Tour, 19th in TDU, 8th in Aussie Nat's) for 18Valve and Jakob747
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 73 for ValvPiti
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe 50 16
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 48 12

This month:
1 DJW 472 (Gibbons, C Hamilton, Guerreiro)
2 ValvPiti 353 (Guerreiro, Higuita, Martinez, Carapaz)
3 Blues_in_the_Bottle 346 (C Hamilton, Guerreiro, Carapaz)
4 Flo 328 (C Hamilton, Guerreiro)
5 Del1962 300 (C Hamilton, Guerreiro)
6 Laarsland 278
7 Squire 272
8 Hakkie2 255
9 Jakob747 241
10 Murrjt 232
11 Ludwigzgz 229
12 Kazistuta 224
13 GPBlanco 221
14 TheAsian 219
15 LukasCPH 217
16 18Valve 206
17 Skidmark 202
18 Torcio86 172
19 Josedin 170
20 Joelsim 168
21 AmisVelo 160
22 Vladimir 154
23 ThePirate81 153
24 Kryvo 152
25 RoteLaterne 133
26 Scrooll07 109
27 Cordi333 106
28 HugoKoblet 102
29 Comodoro 97
30 Togo95 85
30 Armchair_Cyclist 85
32 Tych23 75
33 Leadbelly 60
34 Madrazo 42
35 Trudgin 33
CollectiveWisdom 219

Standings
Our leader is one of the month's highest scorers, and increases his lead from less than 100 to more than 200. Cordi drops 2 places, allowing Squire on to the podium. The Asian and Flo also move in the right direction among the top ten, while DJW gets a 5 place rise through having the three best performing riders (among those selected, anyway: Chris Harper outscored them all) of the month.

1 Blues_in_the_Bottle 10443
2 Jakob747 10241
3 Squire 10153
4 Cordi333 10114
5 TheAsian 10043
6 Flo 10020
7 HugoKoblet 9957
8 Vladimir 9954
9 Hakkie2 9939
10 ValvPiti 9907
11 AmisVelo 9709
12 Murrjt 9573
13 Skidmark 9571
14 Del1962 9550
15 18Valve 9457
16 Madrazo 9256
17 Ludwigzgz 9220
18 ThePirate81 9094
19 GPBlanco 8958
20 Torcio86 8869
21 Laarsland 8735
22 Joelsim 8512
23 LukasCPH 8394
24 DJW 8292
25 Togo95 8249
26 Josedin 8236
27 Kryvo 8222
28 Armchair_Cyclist 8062
29 Kazistuta 8029
30 Comodoro 7963
31 RoteLaterne 7258
32 Scrooll07 6652
33 Tych23 5133
34 Leadbelly 4502
35 Trudgin 4013
CollectiveWisdom 10376

As I said in the update of the game now starting year 2, the March update may be slightly (hopefully only slightly) delayed because of the first races in the Spring Classics game.

Here is the spreadsheet, with the same provisos about the way January updates work.
 
Year 3, Month 2 4th February to 3rd March
Some popular riders making a decent start to the season (although Pogacar did better than any of them, and Velasco better than all but one, and we didn't pick up on them 2 years ago)

GAUDU David 189 (3rd in GC and 2 stages of UAE tour, 6th in Tour La Provence) for 34 (out of 35) teams
MADOUAS Valentin 96 (2nd in both Drome and Adeche, 8th in Etoile de Besseges) for Katistuta and Leadbelly
MAS NICOLAU Enric 99 (4th in Volta ao Algarve) 27 teams
FRANKINY Kilian 95(7th in Laiguelia, 6th in Haut Var) for 22
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 92 for ValvPiti
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro 91 for Comodoro
GESBERT Elie 77 for Armchair Cyclist, Kazistuta, Madrazo
GIBBONS Ryan 76 for DJW
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe 74 for 16

This month:
1 Togo95 776 (Gaudu, Mas, Frankiny, Martinez)
2 ValvPiti 722 (Gaudu, Mas, Frankiny, Higuita, Martinez)
3 Hakkie2 705 (Gaudu, Mas, Frankiny, Martinez)
4 Cordi333 702 (Gaudu, Mas, Frankiny)
5 Armchair_Cyclist 687 (Gaudu, Mas, Frankiny, Gesbert)
6 Jakob747 685
7 Ludwigzgz 669
8 HugoKoblet 665
9 Joelsim 663
10 Laarsland 654
11 18Valve 650
12 Skidmark 639
13 Murrjt 632
14 TheAsian 620
15 Madrazo 614
16 GPBlanco 609
17 ThePirate81 605
18 Torcio86 603
19 Del1962 599
21 Comodoro 592
22 Squire 581
23 Flo 578
24 Kryvo 575
25 Vladimir 574
26 Blues_in_the_Bottle 573
27 Josedin 561
20 Kazistuta 593
29 LukasCPH 545
30 AmisVelo 534
31 RoteLaterne 528
28 DJW 558
32 Tych23 452
33 Scrooll07 380
34 Trudgin 270
35 Leadbelly 219
CollectiveWisdom 659
CollectiveIgnorance 445

Standings
Collective Wisdom would retake the lead if I allowed it to, as our leader has an indifferent month. Jakub holds 2nd, but Cordi moves back to 3rd. Hakkie and ValvPiti each move three places up the top ten, and into real contention for the podium.

1 Blues_in_the_Bottle 11016
2 Jakob747 10926
3 Cordi333 10816
4 Squire 10734
5 TheAsian 10663
6 Hakkie2 10644
7 ValvPiti 10629
8 HugoKoblet 10622
9 Flo 10598
10 Vladimir 10528
11 AmisVelo 10243
12 Skidmark 10210
13 Murrjt 10205
14 Del1962 10149
15 18Valve 10107
16 Ludwigzgz 9889
17 Madrazo 9870
18 ThePirate81 9699
19 GPBlanco 9567
20 Torcio86 9472
21 Laarsland 9389
22 Joelsim 9175
23 Togo95 9025
24 LukasCPH 8939
25 DJW 8850
26 Kryvo 8797
26 Josedin 8797
28 Armchair_Cyclist 8749
29 Kazistuta 8622
30 Comodoro 8555
31 RoteLaterne 7786
32 Scrooll07 7032
33 Tych23 5585
34 Leadbelly 4721
35 Trudgin 4283
CollectiveWisdom 11035
CollectiveIgnorance 10460
 
Year 3 Month 3 4th to 31st March

I must start keeping some sort of log of the most notable wins achieved while still eligible for this game: winning Paris Nice must be right up there. If I have sometimes wondered here how people predicted the emergence of those who were rare picks, perhaps I should also question what made 5 contestants think that there were 18 riders more likely to succeed than Egan Bernal...

BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 454 (Win Paris-Nice, 3rd in Catalunya) 30 teams
SCHACHMANN Maximilian 291 (GP Larciano win, Stage win, 2 podiums and 12th on GC in Catalunya) 23 teams
BOL Cees 175 (Nokere Koerse win. 11th in De Panne) for Josedin, Leadbelly, Squire and Vladimir
HAMILTON Lucas 143 (Settimana Coppi e Bartali win and stage points) for 18Valve and Jakob747
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe 115 (stage win, 2nd in Points comp, and GC points in Paris-Nice) 16
HOFSTETTER Hugo 111 (5th in both Drenthe and Nokere) for Scrool07
NOMMELA Aksel 93pts 1 team
MAS NICOLAU Enric 90 27
VENDRAME Andrea 87 8
SCHULTZ Nicholas 76 1

This month:
1 Vladimir 1187 (Bernal, Schachmann, Bol, Martinez, Mas)
2 18Valve 1133 (Bernal, Schachmann, Hamilton, Martinez, Mas)
3 Skidmark 1102 (Bernal, Schachmann, Martinez, Mas)
4 Togo95 1099
5 Squire 1087
6 TheAsian 1086
7 Blues_in_the_Bottle 1080
8 Flo 1076
9 Jakob747 1067
10 HugoKoblet 1055
11 Torcio86 1054
12 Ludwigzgz 1032
13 AmisVelo 1023
14 Laarsland 1019
15 Cordi333 1011
16 Madrazo 981
17 Murrjt 980
18 LukasCPH 963
19 Del1962 929
20 Armchair_Cyclist 921
21 Comodoro 910
22 Kryvo 891
23 ThePirate81 839
24 ValvPiti 819
25 Hakkie2 817
26 GPBlanco 816
27 Joelsim 789
28 Josedin 764
29 Kazistuta 722
30 Tych23 624
31 DJW 595
32 Leadbelly 488
33 RoteLaterne 411
34 Trudgin 369
35 Scrooll07 312
CollectiveWisdom 1065
CollectiveIgnorance 452

Standings
The top ten is unchanged, but Vladimir is next, with the biggest (4 place) jump this month. Hakkie and ValvPiti respond to my suggestion last month that they were moving into podium contention by each dropping back three places to where they were at the end of January.

1 Blues_in_the_Bottle 12096
2 Jakob747 11993
3 Cordi333 11827
4 Squire 11821
5 TheAsian 11749
6 Vladimir 11715
7 HugoKoblet 11677
8 Flo 11674
9 Hakkie2 11461
10 ValvPiti 11448
11 Skidmark 11312
12 AmisVelo 11266
13 18Valve 11240
14 Murrjt 11185
15 Del1962 11078
16 Ludwigzgz 10921
17 Madrazo 10851
18 ThePirate81 10538
19 Torcio86 10526
20 Laarsland 10408
21 GPBlanco 10383
22 Togo95 10124
23 Joelsim 9964
24 LukasCPH 9902
25 Kryvo 9688
26 Armchair_Cyclist 9670
27 Josedin 9561
28 Comodoro 9465
29 DJW 9445
30 Kazistuta 9344
31 RoteLaterne 8197
32 Scrooll07 7344
33 Tych23 6209
34 Leadbelly 5209
35 Trudgin 4652
CollectiveWisdom 12100
CollectiveIgnorance 10908

Dropbox

Hopefully there will be an update sometime around the end of the Spring Classics/Start of the Giro: a lot of games going on...
 
Year 3, month 4 1st to 28th April

Schachmann has been one of the stars of the Spring season, and is 5th in the 2019 CQ list.

SCHACHMANN Maximilian 559 (3 stage wins and overall in Itzulia, 3rd in Liege, 5th in both Amstel and Fleche) 23 teams
LAMBRECHT Bjorg 278 (4th in Fleche, 5th in Brabantse Pijl, 6th in Amstel) 7 teams
VENDRAME Andrea 220 (TroBro win, Finisterre 2nd, stage win and top ten GC in Circuit de la Sarthe) 8
SIVAKOV Pavel 214 (GC and stage wins in Tour of the Alps) 5
MCNULTY Brandon 139 6
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan 132 20
SWIRBUL Keegan 130 1
GAUDU David 128 34
(but none of us got other big scorers this month, like Masnada, Jakobsen, Pogacar and Asgreen)

This month:
Amis Velo got 7 of the eight riders who broke the 100 point barrier this month, with one of them as a unique pick.
1 AmisVelo 1733 (Schachmann, Lambrecht, Vendrame, Sivakov, Restrepo, Swirbul and Gaudu)
2 18Valve 1430 (Schachmann, Lambrecht, McNulty, Restrepo and Gaudu)
3 Cordi333 1372 (Schachmann, Lambrecht, McNulty, Restrepo and Gaudu)
4 RoteLaterne 1282 (Lambrecht, Vendrame, Sivakov, Restrepo, McNulty and Gaudu)
5 HugoKoblet 1281 (Schachmann, Lambrecht, Restrepo and Gaudu)
6 Jakob747 1227
7 Josedin 1202
8 Torcio86 1190
9 Blues_in_the_Bottle 1136
10 Flo 1056
11 TheAsian 1029
12 Armchair_Cyclist 1024
13 Murrjt 988
14 Skidmark 985
15 Kryvo 967
16 Vladimir 959
17 Madrazo 935
18 Ludwigzgz 933
19 Togo95 909
20 Laarsland 903
21 LukasCPH 807
22 Del1962 804
23 Trudgin 773
24 Comodoro 761
25 Joelsim 662
26 Squire 651
27 Kazistuta 640
28 ValvPiti 559
29 Tych23 548
30 ThePirate81 543
31 Scrooll07 458
32 Leadbelly 446
33 Hakkie2 429
34 DJW 356
35 GPBlanco 292
CollectiveWisdom 993
CollectiveIgnorance 1282

Standings

The top three remains as it was, but the margins are very tight: 12 points in more than 13000 divide the top two, and 3rd is only 21 further back. Amis Velo manages an 8 place jump into 4th place: remarkable to see such a significant move at this stage of the game. 18 Valve also breaks into the top ten, and Hugo Koblet moves up closer to the podium too.

1 Blues_in_the_Bottle 13232
2 Jakob747 13220
3 Cordi333 13199
4 AmisVelo 12999
5 HugoKoblet 12958
6 TheAsian 12778
7 Flo 12730
8 Vladimir 12674
9 18Valve 12670
10 Squire 12472
11 Skidmark 12297
12 Murrjt 12173
13 ValvPiti 12007
14 Hakkie2 11890
15 Del1962 11882
16 Ludwigzgz 11854
17 Madrazo 11786
18 Torcio86 11716
19 Laarsland 11311
20 ThePirate81 11081
21 Togo95 11033
22 Josedin 10763
23 LukasCPH 10709
24 Armchair_Cyclist 10694
25 GPBlanco 10675
26 Kryvo 10655
27 Joelsim 10626
28 Comodoro 10226
29 Kazistuta 9984
30 DJW 9801
31 RoteLaterne 9479
32 Scrooll07 7802
33 Tych23 6757
34 Leadbelly 5655
35 Trudgin 5425
CollectiveWisdom 13093
CollectiveIgnorance 12106

Spreadsheet
Who will be top by the next update? (shortly after the Giro)
 
Year 3 Month 5 (29th April to 2nd June)

2 1/2 years ago, Richard Carapaz left 2/3 of the entrants to this game unimpressed as to his future prospects: now he has won a GT. It's only 2 months ago that I suggested that Bernal's Paris Nice win was probably the most auspicious by a rider in the emerging riders games, but that is now out of the window.

So who did you pick instead of him? (Me? David Per, who spent the duration of the Giro recuperating from 28th in Banja Luka and preparing for 64th place in the Rund um Koln)


CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 979 pts (Stage and GC wins in Asturias, 2 stages, GC and 7 days in pink in Giro) 12 teams
GAUDU David 218 (Stage win and 2nd, 5th overall in Romandie) 34
DUNBAR Eddie 195 (3rd in Tour of Yorkshire, 22nd and a stage third in Giro) for Del1962, Togo and Vladimir
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 194 (2nd in GC and 2 stage podiums in California) for ValvPiti
BOL Cees 170 (stage wins in California and Norway, 5th on GC in Norway) 4
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl 162 14
SIVAKOV Pavel 157 5
MADOUAS Valentin 114 2
PETERS Nans 102 8
HAGEN Carl Fredrik 95 1

(among those eligible that we all missed, Pogacar, Lawless and Masnada all scored over 200 in the month)


1 Vladimir 1801 (Carapaz, Gaudu, Dunbar and Bol)
2 AmisVelo 1739 (Carapaz, Gaudu, Sivakov and Peters)
3 Squire 1662 (Carapaz, Gaudu, Bol and Jansen)
4 GPBlanco 1633
5 ValvPiti 1632
6 Cordi333 1600
7 Kazistuta 1596
8 ThePirate81 1540
9 Joelsim 1491
10 Blues_in_the_Bottle 1486
11 Jakob747 1433
12 Hakkie2 1334
13 Josedin 843
14 Del1962 777
15 DJW 764
16 Ludwigzgz 726
17 Armchair_Cyclist 718
18 Comodoro 681
19 Laarsland 680
20 Scrooll07 678
21 Madrazo 663
22 HugoKoblet 648
23 TheAsian 616
24 LukasCPH 609
25 RoteLaterne 608
26 Flo 595
27 Togo95 591
28 18Valve 565
29 Skidmark 555
30 Tych23 513
31 Trudgin 486
32 Leadbelly 475
33 Torcio86 467
34 Murrjt 437
35 Kryvo 425
CollectiveWisdom 627
CollectiveIgnorance 1437


Standings
Carapazinos moving up all through the table, except the previous top two, who slip despite having Carapaz, as Cordi and Amis Velo move up from 3rd and 4th to the top two positions. Vladimir and Squire also move up within the top ten, and ValvPiti joins the ten with a 6 place jump that is equalled by GPBlanco and Joelsim.

1 Cordi333 14799
2 AmisVelo 14738
3 Blues_in_the_Bottle 14718
4 Jakob747 14653
5 Vladimir 14475
6 Squire 14134
7 ValvPiti 13639
8 HugoKoblet 13606
9 TheAsian 13394
10 Flo 13325
11 18Valve 13235
12 Hakkie2 13224
13 Skidmark 12852
14 Del1962 12659
15 ThePirate81 12621
16 Murrjt 12610
17 Ludwigzgz 12580
18 Madrazo 12449
19 GPBlanco 12308
20 Torcio86 12183
21 Joelsim 12117
22 Laarsland 11991
23 Togo95 11624
24 Josedin 11606
25 Kazistuta 11580
26 Armchair_Cyclist 11412
27 LukasCPH 11318
28 Kryvo 11080
29 Comodoro 10907
30 DJW 10565
31 RoteLaterne 10087
32 Scrooll07 8480
33 Tych23 7270
34 Leadbelly 6130
35 Trudgin 5911
CollectiveWisdom 13720
CollectiveIgnorance 13458

I hope I can get an early July update out before processing of Tour game entries takes over my time.
 
Apologies: I see the June update never appeared here. I assume I tried and the forum didn't allow it, and I must have forgotten to try again.

Although the lack of anyone looking for it makes me wonder whether I am wasting my time...

Better late than never

Year 3, Month 6 3-30 June

BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 422 (GC win at Tour de Suisse, with 3 stage podiums, 2nd in thw Mts classification, and leader points) 30 teams
MERLIER Tim 273 (won National RR and Elfstedenronde) for Comodoro, Rote Laterne and Skidmark
VENDRAME Andrea 206 (5th in each of GP Gippingen, Tour of Slovenia and the national road race champs) 8 teams
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl 160 (National RR win, 2nd in ZLM Tour with a stage win) 14
DUNBAR Eddie 114 (5th in Occitanie, 2nd in both nat champ versions) 3 teams
SCHACHMANN Maximilian 100 23
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro 100 1
BOL Cees 90 4
HODEG CHAGUI Alvaro Jose 82 2
MAS NICOLAU Enric 82 27
CARBONI Giovanni 78 2
GANNA Filippo 76 22
MADOUAS Valentin 75 2

Given his consistency in coming 5th during June, it is disappointing to observe that three unselected riders (Evenepoel, Jakobsen and Philipsen) outscored Vendrame, making him narrowly miss 5th here.


1 Comodoro 1359 (Bernal, Merlier, Jansen, Sosa, Schachmann, Hodeg, Ganna)
2 Skidmark 1223 (Bernal, Merlier, Jansen,Schachmann, Mas, Ganna)
3 AmisVelo 1137 (Bernal, Jansen,Schachmann, Mas, Ganna)
4 HugoKoblet 1135 (Bernal, Jansen,Schachmann, Mas, Ganna)
5 Vladimir 1122 (Bernal, Schachmann, Dunbar, Bol, Mas)
6 Del1962 1076
7 Madrazo 1068
8 Squire 1051
9 Torcio86 1048
10 ThePirate81 1037
11 Flo 1033
11 Armchair_Cyclist 1033
13 Kazistuta 1029
14 Cordi333 1011
15 Togo95 1009
16 Ludwigzgz 1001
17 Blues_in_the_Bottle 975
18 LukasCPH 974
19 Laarsland 941
20 GPBlanco 935
21 Jakob747 904
22 18Valve 862
23 TheAsian 851
24 Kryvo 849
25 RoteLaterne 833
26 Murrjt 814
27 Joelsim 813
28 DJW 775
29 Tych23 760
30 Hakkie2 750
31 ValvPiti 738
32 Josedin 637
33 Leadbelly 527
34 Scrooll07 472
35 Trudgin 219
CollectiveWisdom 1032
CollectiveIgnorance 1452


Standings

A fairly small margin, and a mediocre month for the previous leader, means that Amis Velo takes the chance to move into the lead. Vladimir, Hugo and Flo also move one place up among the top ten, while Comodoro is the only manager to get a 2 place rise.

1 AmisVelo 15875
2 Cordi333 15810
3 Blues_in_the_Bottle 15693
4 Vladimir 15597
5 Jakob747 15557
6 Squire 15185
7 HugoKoblet 14741
8 ValvPiti 14377
9 Flo 14358
10 TheAsian 14245
11 18Valve 14097
12 Skidmark 14075
13 Hakkie2 13974
14 Del1962 13735
15 ThePirate81 13658
16 Ludwigzgz 13581
17 Madrazo 13517
18 Murrjt 13424
19 GPBlanco 13243
20 Torcio86 13231
21 Laarsland 12932
22 Joelsim 12930
23 Togo95 12633
24 Kazistuta 12609
25 Armchair_Cyclist 12445
26 LukasCPH 12292
27 Comodoro 12266
28 Josedin 12243
29 Kryvo 11929
30 DJW 11340
31 RoteLaterne 10920
32 Scrooll07 8952
33 Tych23 8030
34 Leadbelly 6657
35 Trudgin 6130
CollectiveWisdom 14752
CollectiveIgnorance 14814

We have already had one GT winner in this game: will we get another in the next month?

The numbers
 
Year 3 Month 7-8a 1 July to 11 August (and the next update will also be about 1 1/2 months)

How much might a rider do within three years of breaking through? Quite a lot: the most, even.

BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 842 (1st in Tour de France, with a stage win*, jersey points and more) 30 teams
SIVAKOV Pavel 242 (Tour de Pologne win, and stage 2nd) 5 teams
HINDLEY Jai 179 (Tour de Pologne 2nd, and stage 3rd) for Jakob 747
PADUN Mark 164 (Adriatica Ionica win and stage) for Jakob 747
RIVERA SERRANO Kevin 145 (Sibiu Tour win and stage) Joelsim and ThePirate81
MAS NICOLAU Enric 133 27
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 124 1
GAUDU David 120 34
HIRSCHI Marc 112 2
DUNBAR Eddie 92 3

* CQ have given points for the neutralised stage 19

Evenepoel would have been the second highest scorer this month, but he was only 16 when we were picking our teams, so no blame there.

The 5 teams that don't have Bernal are easily identified. The best two unique picks are both Jakob's, and he had Bernal as well.

1 Jakob747 1630 (Bernal, Hindley, Padun, Mas)
2 Joelsim 1574 (Bernal, Sivakov, Rivera, Mas, Gaudu)
3 Armchair_Cyclist 1536 (Bernal, Sivakov, Mas, Gaudu)
4 Del1962 1512 (Bernal, Mas, Gaudu, Dunbar)
5 Tych23 1473
6 AmisVelo 1456
7 ThePirate81 1445
8 Vladimir 1417
9 ValvPiti 1407
10 Laarsland 1370
11 Togo95 1353
12 HugoKoblet 1346
13 GPBlanco 1345
14 Madrazo 1341
15 Skidmark 1338
16 Flo 1306
17 Cordi333 1302
18 Kryvo 1280
19 Torcio86 1275
20 18Valve 1270
21 DJW 1269
22 Hakkie2 1267
22 Murrjt 1267
24 Blues_in_the_Bottle 1260
25 Squire 1258
26 LukasCPH 1254
27 TheAsian 1249
28 Comodoro 1244
29 Ludwigzgz 1242
30 Kazistuta 1230
31 Josedin 611
32 RoteLaterne 586
33 Scrooll07 540
34 Trudgin 161
35 Leadbelly 128
CollectiveWisdom 1362
CollectiveIgnorance 804

Standings

Amis Velo hangs onto the lead, but the only manager who moves up more than one place is Jakob going from 5th to second. It's tight at the top...

1 AmisVelo 17331
2 Jakob747 17187
3 Cordi333 17112
4 Vladimir 17014
5 Blues_in_the_Bottle 16953
6 Squire 16443
7 HugoKoblet 16087
8 ValvPiti 15784
9 Flo 15664
10 TheAsian 15494
11 Skidmark 15413
12 18Valve 15367
13 Del1962 15247
14 Hakkie2 15241
15 ThePirate81 15103
16 Madrazo 14858
17 Ludwigzgz 14823
18 Murrjt 14691
19 GPBlanco 14588
20 Torcio86 14506
21 Joelsim 14504
22 Laarsland 14302
23 Togo95 13986
24 Armchair_Cyclist 13981
25 Kazistuta 13839
26 LukasCPH 13546
27 Comodoro 13510
28 Kryvo 13209
29 Josedin 12854
30 DJW 12609
31 RoteLaterne 11506
32 Tych23 9503
33 Scrooll07 9492
34 Leadbelly 6785
35 Trudgin 6291
CollectiveWisdom 16114
CollectiveIgnorance 15475



7 teams had Bjorg Lambrecht: I believe he was the 18th best scorer in the game at the time of his death. A great talent that never fully emerged.
 
Year 3, month 8b-9 12 August to 29 September

JANSEN Amund Grøndahl 253 pts (5th in Bretagne-Ouest France, 8th and 2nd on a stage in Arctic Tour, 10th in Tour of Britain, 17th in WCRR) 14 teams
HIRSCHI Marc 232 (3rd in San Sebastian, 5th in Binckbank Tour, 6th in Deutschland Tour) for Josedin and Tych23
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro 226 (GC and two stage wins in Vuelta a Burgos) Comodoro
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan 222 (&th in Binckbank, 3rd in Montreal GC) 6
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 211 (Vuelta stage win and 14th on GC, 4th in WC U23 RR) ValvPiti
GANNA Filippo 202 (WCITT 3rd, stage win in Binckbank, 5th in Coppa Sabatini) 22
CHERKASOV Nicolay 201 (9th in Burgos and 4th in Almaty GCs, 3rd in both Coppa Agostini and Giro della Toscana) Vladimir
HAGEN Carl Fredrik 172 1
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida 162 16
CAVAGNA Rémi 146 16
ARANBURU DEBA Alexander 145 2
RIABUSHENKO Aliaksandr 140 3
MERLIER Tim 130 3

Pogacar (by more than 400 points) and Cosnefroy (by well over 100) beat anyone we did choose, and only Jansen beat Philipsen.

1 GPBlanco 1299 (Jansen, Garcia, Ganna, Cavagna)
2 ValvPiti 1257 (Garcia, Higuita, Ganna, Guerreiro, Cavagna)
3 Josedin 1188 (Jansen, Hirschi, Guerreiro, Cavagna)
4 Ludwigzgz 1153 (Jansen, Ganna, Guerreiro, Cavagna)
5 Comodoro 1101 (Jansen, Sosa, Ganna, Merlier)
6 Torcio86 1097
7 Flo 1090
8 Cordi333 1078
9 Skidmark 955
10 DJW 941
11 Vladimir 933
12 Madrazo 922
13 ThePirate81 916
14 HugoKoblet 899
15 Squire 896
16 Del1962 882
17 LukasCPH 874
18 TheAsian 869
19 AmisVelo 851
20 Hakkie2 834
21 Blues_in_the_Bottle 823
22 Laarsland 785
23 Joelsim 757
24 Kazistuta 729
25 Togo95 716
26 Tych23 707
27 RoteLaterne 703
28 Armchair_Cyclist 700
29 Jakob747 658
30 Scrooll07 650
31 Murrjt 605
32 Kryvo 570
33 Leadbelly 538
34 18Valve 535
35 Trudgin 274
CollectiveWisdom 1109
CollectiveIgnorance 2290


Standings

In previous versions of the game, there has been little movement in several months towards the end. But not this time...
The top two on the last update had very mediocre scores in this period, allowing Cordi to regain the lead, and Vladimir back on to the podium. 33 months in, and there are only 8 points between the top two teams, and two, maybe three other teams are within striking range. Comodoro, GPBlanco and Ludwigzgz match Cordi's 2 place move.

1 Cordi333 18190
2 AmisVelo 18182
3 Vladimir 17947
4 Jakob747 17845
5 Blues_in_the_Bottle 17776
6 Squire 17339
7 ValvPiti 17041
8 HugoKoblet 16986
9 Flo 16754
10 Skidmark 16368
11 TheAsian 16363
12 Del1962 16129
13 Hakkie2 16075
14 ThePirate81 16019
15 Ludwigzgz 15976
16 18Valve 15902
17 GPBlanco 15887
18 Madrazo 15780
19 Torcio86 15603
20 Murrjt 15296
21 Joelsim 15261
22 Laarsland 15087
23 Togo95 14702
24 Armchair_Cyclist 14681
25 Comodoro 14611
26 Kazistuta 14568
27 LukasCPH 14420
28 Josedin 14042
29 Kryvo 13779
30 DJW 13550
31 RoteLaterne 12209
32 Tych23 10210
33 Scrooll07 10142
34 Leadbelly 7323
35 Trudgin 6565
CollectiveWisdom 17223
CollectiveIgnorance 17736

It could all come down to some very unimportant looking minor placings somewhere. Who do the top teams have who are still racing this year?
 
To give a temporary answer to my own question, although some startlists (I'm relying on PCS for them) are still very incomplete, and omitting Bernal, Schachmann, Mas, Gaudu and Carapaz, who are on all 4 teams, we have:
(*Bol earned 5 points in Munsterland since the update)

CordiAmis VeloVladimirJakobupcoming
leader- 8 points- 238 *-345races
AGUIRRE CALPA Hernan Ricardo
ALBANESE VincenzoALBANESE VincenzoALBANESE VincenzoEmilia, Begheli
ARANBURU DEBA AlexanderEmilia, Begheli
BOL CeesParis Tours
CAVAGNA RémiCAVAGNA Rémi
CHERKASOV NicolayEmilia
CINK OndrejCINK Ondrej
CORBEL Erwann
DIBBEN Jonathan
DUNBAR Eddie
FLOREZ LOPEZ Miguel EduardoEmilia
FRANKINY KilianFRANKINY KilianEmilia
GANNA FilippoGANNA Filippo
GARCIA CORTINA IvanBegheli
HAMILTON Lucas
HINDLEY Jai
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
KÄMNA LennardKÄMNA LennardKÄMNA LennardGuangxi
LAMBRECHT BjorgLAMBRECHT BjorgLAMBRECHT Bjorg
LAUK Karl Patrick
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel FelipeGuangxi
MCNULTY Brandon
MINALI RiccardoEurometropole
MOLANO BENAVIDES Juan SebastianGuangxi
NOVAK DomenJapan Cup
PADUN MarkGuangxi
PETERS NansVendee, Piemonte
POWLESS NeilsonPOWLESS NeilsonBegheli, Lombardia
RAVASI EdwardRAVASI Edward
RESTREPO VALENCIA JhonatanRESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
REYES ORTEGA Aldemar
RIABUSHENKO AliaksandrEmilia, Guangxi
RODRIGUEZ MARTIN CristianEmilia, Begheli
SCHLEGEL Michal
SIVAKOV Pavel
STORER Michael
SWIRBUL Keegan
VENDRAME AndreaBegheli
VANHOUCKE Harm
 
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Wow, I just caught up on the last 5 months all at once - what a nail biter of a finish! Huge scorers, giant lead changes (such as Amis Velo's leap up the standings in the last few months) and a 4-way race in October of the third year... remarkable. I'll be checking back on this thread frequently. Thanks for all the work and updates AC! Good to see I've finally eked into the top 10 as well on the last update.
 
Year 3 Month 10 30 September to 27th October

The effective, if not official, end of the game. Most editions of this are wrapped up long before any leaves change colour, but this one has been a bit different, with Cordi and Amis Velo separated by just 8 points after the last update.

BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 363 (Gran Piemionte win. 3rd in Lombardia, 6th in Milan-Torino, 9th in Giro deel'Emilia) for 30 teams
MAS NICOLAU Enric 314 (Guangxi stage and GC wins, 10th in Milan-Torino, 13th in Lombardia) 27
GAUDU David 170 (4th in GP Beghelli, 5th in Milan-Torino, 11th in Lombardia) 34
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe 167 (2nd in Guangxi) 16
HODEG CHAGUI Alvaro Jose 140 (Munsterland Giro win) for Comodoro and Leadbelly
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 131 1
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro 129 1
TOLHOEK Antwan 112 1
MERLIER Tim 109 3

1 ValvPiti 1301 (Bernal, Mas, Gaudu, Martinez, Higuita)
2 ThePirate81 1295 (Bernal, Mas, Gaudu, Martinez)
3 Laarsland 1250 (Bernal, Mas, Gaudu, Martinez)
4 Skidmark 1236 (Bernal, Mas, Gaudu, Martinez)
5 Togo95 1216
6 HugoKoblet 1215
7 Vladimir 1211
8 18Valve 1188
9 Flo 1182
10 Murrjt 1172
11 Squire 1164
12 Joelsim 1149
13 Hakkie2 1139
14 AmisVelo 1130
14 TheAsian 1130
16 Armchair_Cyclist 1129
17 Torcio86 1093
18 GPBlanco 1087
19 Blues_in_the_Bottle 1074
20 Comodoro 1063
21 Madrazo 1058
22 Cordi333 1034
23 Jakob747 1016
24 Del1962 1000
25 Kryvo 992
26 Ludwigzgz 983
27 RoteLaterne 900
28 LukasCPH 868
29 Kazistuta 720
30 DJW 718
31 Josedin 645
32 Tych23 606
33 Scrooll07 597
34 Trudgin 340
35 Leadbelly 251
CollectiveWisdom 1215
CollectiveIgnorance 222

But in terms of the outcome of the game, the key scores are
Cordi333:
POWLESS Neilson 47 (7th in Japan Cup, and finishing Lombardia)
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan 42 (7th in GP Bruno Beghelli)
FRANKINY Kilian 5 (Finishing Lombardia)
STORER Michael 5 (Finishing Lombardia)

Amis Velo:
PETERS Nans 72 (3rd in Gran Piemonte)
VENDRAME Andrea 67 (4th in Tre Valle Varesine, 25th in Beghelli)
CAVAGNA Rémi 51 (11th in Guangxi, finished Lombardia)
KÄMNA Lennard 5 (finished Guangxi)

And so
Standings (probably final, but not ratified until the end of the year)

Amis Velo, 11th at the beginning of the year, reclaims top spot with the only change of order among the top ten; Vladimir scored best of those who had an outside chance of getting close, making the podium fairly closely gathered; and The Pirate81 gets the final mention for the biggest jump of the month (2 places)

1 AmisVelo 19312
2 Cordi333 19224
3 Vladimir 19158
4 Jakob747 18861
5 Blues_in_the_Bottle 18850
6 Squire 18503
7 ValvPiti 18342
8 HugoKoblet 18201
9 Flo 17936
10 Skidmark 17604
11 TheAsian 17493
12 ThePirate81 17314
13 Hakkie2 17214
14 Del1962 17129
15 18Valve 17090
16 GPBlanco 16974
17 Ludwigzgz 16959
18 Madrazo 16838
19 Torcio86 16696
20 Murrjt 16468
21 Joelsim 16410
22 Laarsland 16337
23 Togo95 15918
24 Armchair_Cyclist 15810
25 Comodoro 15674
26 LukasCPH 15288
26 Kazistuta 15288
28 Kryvo 14771
29 Josedin 14687
30 DJW 14268
31 RoteLaterne 13109
32 Tych23 10816
33 Scrooll07 10739
34 Leadbelly 7574
35 Trudgin 6905
CollectiveWisdom 18438
CollectiveIgnorance 17958

Confirmation of scores, any final adjustments, and some analysis of the numbers in the New Year.

Bernal scores more than 4000 points in the three years of eligibility, and is the third rider to do so who have emerged while CQ rankings have been running. Have you guessed who the two that beat him are?
 
I had to check 4, one of the two's soon to be former teamate came pretty close.

Although does technically Eric Zabel qualify?
Bernal scores more than 4000 points in the three years of eligibility, and is the third rider to do so who have emerged while CQ rankings have been running.
I think 2 Milan-San Remos and 3 TdF Green jerseys, among other pre-1999 results, mean that he was well and truly emerged before CQ was allocating points.
 
Year 3, months 11 and 12 28 Oct to 31 Dec

The wrap up of the last couple of months won't take long

BICO Nuno Miguel Alves Matos nabbed 5 points after his retirement by being raised to the last scoring place in Qinghai Lake whenMonsalve was caught out, as a bonus for ThePirate81
AGUIRRE CALPA Hernan Ricardo, and therefore Jakob747, benefits without getting on his bike for the same reason, but the points jump from 14th to 13th is 4 points, rather than the 5 points from 51st to 50th.

Those points are not enough to change the positions of either Pirate or Jakob.

So let's get on with
Final Reckoning
The standings at the end of October are confirmed as final

1 AmisVelo 19312
2 Cordi333 19224
3 Vladimir 19158
4 Jakob747 18865
5 Blues_in_the_Bottle 18850
6 Squire 18503
7 ValvPiti 18342
8 HugoKoblet 18201
9 Flo 17936
10 Skidmark 17604
11 TheAsian 17493
12 ThePirate81 17319
13 Hakkie2 17214
14 Del1962 17129
15 18Valve 17090
16 GPBlanco 16974
17 Ludwigzgz 16959
18 Madrazo 16838
19 Torcio86 16696
20 Murrjt 16468
21 Joelsim 16410
22 Laarsland 16337
23 Togo95 15918
24 Armchair_Cyclist 15810
25 Comodoro 15674
26 LukasCPH 15288
26 Kazistuta 15288
28 Kryvo 14771
29 Josedin 14687
30 DJW 14268
31 RoteLaterne 13109
32 Tych23 10816
33 Scrooll07 10739
34 Leadbelly 7574
35 Trudgin 6905
CollectiveWisdom 18438
CollectiveIgnorance 17958

Amis Velo was 11th at the end of the second year, but his riders really came through in the third year.

Year 3 scores
1 AmisVelo 9763
2 Vladimir 9358
3 Cordi333 9216
4 Jakob747 8865
5 ValvPiti 8788
6 Blues_in_the_Bottle 8753
7 Squire 8622
8 ThePirate81 8378
9 HugoKoblet 8346
10 Flo 8244
11 GPBlanco 8237
12 Skidmark 8235
13 Joelsim 8066
14 Torcio86 7999
15 Ludwigzgz 7968
16 Laarsland 7880
17 Del1962 7879
18 18Valve 7839
19 Armchair_Cyclist 7833
20 Comodoro 7808
21 Togo95 7754
22 TheAsian 7669
23 Madrazo 7624
24 Hakkie2 7530
25 Kazistuta 7483
26 Murrjt 7127
27 LukasCPH 7111
28 Kryvo 6701
29 Josedin 6621
30 DJW 6448
31 RoteLaterne 5984
32 Tych23 5758
33 Scrooll07 4196
34 Leadbelly 3132
35 Trudgin 2925
CollectiveWisdom 8281

46.8% of the total points scored were taken in Year 3, a much higher share than in the 3 previous editions (they averaged out at 40.6%): having the points for winning the Tour de France and the Giro will do that. 21 of us beat the highest Year 3 score for any of the earlier versions of the game.

Rider Scores
As is always the case, a look at the best performing riders shows a mixture of obvious prospects that most went for (although 5 people need to explain why they thought Egan Bernal wouldn't amount to much), those who came through too late for us to have been aware of them, and late bloomers, who few, if any, of us had spotted 3 years ago.

Your best possible team is:
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 4110 points 30 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 2406 12
SCHACHMANN Maximilian 2085 23
POGACAR Tadej 2015 0

MAS NICOLAU Enric 1993 27
JAKOBSEN Fabio 1676 0

GAUDU David 1481 34
HOFSTETTER Hugo 1306 1
MASNADA Fausto 1303 0

JANSEN Amund Grøndahl 1302 14
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro 1297 1
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe 1239 16
PHILIPSEN Jasper 1219 0

GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida 1139 16
MADOUAS Valentin 1134 2
SIVAKOV Pavel 1128 5
ASGREEN Kasper 1128 0
COSNEFROY Benoit 1103 0


That would have given a manager 29064 points: Amis Velo got 66.4% of the best possible, beaten by Madrazo (69.5%) two years earlier.

Evenepoel was 22nd on the list, despite only having been gaining points for one year. His 952 points would have beaten Bernal's first year in this game by nearly 200 points, and only Bernal did better in Year 2. We should probably expect him to appear in the next table before long. Also just outside the top 18 is the tragic hero of this edition, Bjorn Lambrecht.

Historical top scorers

Bernal is the best scorer over the Emergence years since the game has been going, but I have found (I hope: are there other possible candidates?) the top 20 since CQ have been issuing points.

Valverde (2003-05) 4603
Sagan (2010-12) 4487
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley (2017-190 4110
Quintana (2012-14) 3892
Cunego (2003-05) 3770
Cavendish (2007-09) 3587
Bouhanni (2012-14) 3043
Kittel (2011-13) 2934
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando (2016-18) 2703
Schleck F (2004-06) 2682
Sevilla (1999-2001) 2528
MOSCON Gianni (2016-18) 2525
Boonen (2002-04) 2477
Degenkolb (2010-12) 2452
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio (2017-19) 2406
Van Avermaet (2007-09) 2385
Kreuziger (2007-09) 2343
ALAPHILIPPE Julian (2014-16) 2335
Nibali (2006-8) 2319
ROGLIC Primoz (2015-17) 2313

Apart from Evenepoel, Pogacar will surely join this list next year: he has over 2000 points with another year to score.

Top Players
There have been 4 editions of the game, and some players have been in all of them.
Top ten aggregated scores:
1 Skidmark 61575
2 Madrazo 61261
3 Ludwigzgz 59276
4 Jakob747 58205
5 GPBlanco 57637
6 Hilltop_Finisher 56361
7 Flo 54864
8 Kazistuta 53632
9 Vladimir 53474
10 Armchair_Cyclist 52717

And for those who did at least 2 of the 4, the top 10 average scores:
1 AmisVelo 16607
2 Murrjt 16263
3 Blues_in_the_Bottle 15425
4 Skidmark 15394
5 Madrazo 15315
6 Togo 15169
7 Joelsim 15079
8 18Valve 14924
9 Ludwigzgz 14819
10 DJW 14739

The Collective Wisdom Team
Essentially, the list of the most hyped young riders in December 2016. How did they do?

GAUDU David 34 picks out of 35 1481 points
ALBANESE Vincenzo 32 86
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 30 4110
MAS NICOLAU Enric 27 1993
RAVASI Edward 26 274
KÄMNA Lennard 23 412
SCHACHMANN Maximilian 23 2085
FRANKINY Kilian 22 414
GANNA Filippo 22 668
POWLESS Neilson 20 704
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan 20 578
CINK Ondrej 16 125
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida 16 1139
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe 16 1239
CAVAGNA Rémi 16 879
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl 14 1302
MINALI Riccardo 14 544
SCOTSON Miles 13 405

Cink was a forgivable error: he showed enough to suggest that he might have some potential on the road in one year, but then returned to mountain biking. But what happened to the potential everyone seemed to see in Albanese? This wasn't even the only year he made the Collective Wisdom team in this game.

But we picked, between us, 22 riders who have made even less of an impact than Albanese, and 5 of us chose riders who managed not a solitary CQ point in 3 years.

Well done to Mark (Amis Velo's real name: I met him when I used to teach his daughter), those who ran him close, and to the riders who made a decent contribution to our teams. And thanks to all the contestants, and the CQ website.
 
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