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2017 Tour de France CQ game

Many of you will be expecting this: here it is.

What you need to do
*Choose 9 riders taking part in the Tour.
*Ensure that the total "cost" of your team is 4000 pts or fewer, using the CQ ranking over 12 months to 25th June as the price for each rider.
*PM your team to me, using the CQ name format (surname, then forename, nothing else, no team no price), by start of the race (15:15 German time on Sat 1 July)
*Check the list of entries at the end of this opening post, and nudge me if your name does not appear within 24 of submitting it.
*Hope that your team gains more CQ points during the race than any other.
*Enjoy.

What I'll do
*I'll check that your 9 riders are taking part, and that the team is within budget. If you submit the team in good time, I'll let you know if there are problems with your selection.
*If you are over budget, I'll take out the cheapest rider who can be replaced with a cheaper member of his team that will bring you into budget: if you pick someone who is not riding, I'll replace him with the next cheapest of his team, or the next cheapest in the race if there is not one in his team.
*I'll assist you in collating a team by putting up a spreadsheet on dropbox with the riders named to start and their price: Here it is, with apologies for the delay.
*I'll smile gratefully and be relieved if you submit your name in the proper CQ format: I will gnash my teeth and curse quietly if you don't, and might ask you to send it again, especially if you are an old hand at the game.
*I'll allocate points as issued by CQ for the race: there are points for all finishers, with a sliding scale of points for those finishing 1st to 50th; for the top ten in each stage , the yellow jersey wearer each day, and top ten in green and polka-dot (but not white) jersey competitions:full points here.
*I'll post the teams and some analysis of them on Saturday once entries are closed.
*I'll put up (real life permitting) daily updates of a green jersey classification and the main (yellow jersey) standings.
*I'll update the list of entries in this opening post at least once a day during the build up to the race.
*I'll send my team to the first manager to submit a team lest anyone think I am stealing their ideas. (That was DJW at Velorooms: he is the guardian of my conscience for the next three weeks)
*I'll despair quietly as my team drops into lower half of the table obscurity by the middle of week two, as it so often has before

What we will need to do collectively
Think about whether we want/need to change the format of the game next year to reflect the move from 9-man to 8-man teams. There is no reason why the team size in the game must reflect the teams in real life, but maybe some people like to compare. The main options would be a) keep everything as it is; b) reduce to teams of 8, with a corresponding change in budget (4000*8/9 = 3556, so 3500 or 3600); or c) change to 8 riders but keep the budget as it is. Thoughts?

Entrants To just after midnight (BST) on Saturday morning (just): 14 hours (I think) from the datestamp on this post for 11th hour entries.

AG
Al_Pacino
AmisVelo
Armchair_Cyclist
BicycleBoy
Bikeracer33
BluesInTheBottle
CaptCavman
Carlo_Algatrensig
Comodoro
Del1962
DJW
Fauniera
GeraintTooFast
GPBlanco
Hakkie2
Hayabusa
Hugo87
JustSomeGuy
Kabete
Kazistuta
Laarsland
Leadbelly
LightBing
LosBrolin
Mellow_Velo
Minessa
RattaKuningas
Rote_Laterne
Scrool07
Search
Shalgo
Squire
Trudgin
Vladimir
Yellow_Knight

One team was overbudget and the manager has accepted the automatic swap per the rules, all other teams correct and within budget (and correctly formatted: thanks guys)
 
The Team selection spreadsheet is finally up at Dropbox: Here it is. (and updated for Zubeldia in place of naughty Cardoso)

Many thanks to Search at VeloRooms, who had prepared a price list that would have been ideal for use if CQ hadn't finally made available their update 2 minutes before I was ready to post it.
 
Only 15 teams up to early on Friday morning, which is a bit disappointing.

This will bump it up the board as a reminder to others.

56 of the 198 riders are represented among those 15 teams: 2 are on 10 or more teams, 2 more on more than half, and there are 31 unique picks.

A day and a bit to go, let's get those entries in, before the first man rolls down the ramp in Dusseldorf...
 
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Armchair cyclist said:
Squire said:
Are we required to have the full nine riders? :D
Yes: it's all part of the challenge: you can't have 8 riders (excluding cheapest man Tulik) for more than 3984.

Good luck, if that means back to the drawing board.
I kind of knew this. But I have a team I'm very pleased with for 4001 points. :eek:
Why couldn't Tulik just let Deltombe pass him in the closing meters of Clasica de Almeria back in February?
 
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del1962 said:
Really difficult finding the riders at the right price this time
So true. Being on vacation I thought I won't find time to put a team together. But it's so tough this time that just spending 30 minutes thanks to AC spreadsheet won't make much difference.

I do hope for a good participation otherwise my spot top 20 should be certain. :lol:
 
Alphabetical order of teams, price order within teams, unique picks shown with an asterisk.

AG
PORTE Richie
MARTIN Tony *
STYBAR Zdenek *
PAUWELS Serge
OFFREDO Yoann *
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel
CLARKE Simon
PHINNEY Taylor *
VOECKLER Thomas

Al Pacino
BARDET Romain
MAJKA Rafal
MEINTJES Louis
BARGUIL Warren
BOUDAT Thomas
KISERLOVSKI Robert
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
VOECKLER Thomas
GESBERT Elie

Amis Velo
BARDET Romain
ARU Fabio
MEINTJES Louis
BARGUIL Warren
BOUDAT Thomas
CIMOLAI Davide
KISERLOVSKI Robert
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
VOECKLER Thomas

Armchair Cyclist
FROOME Chris
MEINTJES Louis
KREUZIGER Roman
AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel
CLARKE Simon
DE MARCHI Alessandro
HALLER Marco *
BRAJKOVIC Janez

Bicycle Boy
FROOME Chris
CAVENDISH Mark
SWIFT Ben
LAPORTE Christophe
CINK Ondrej
VOECKLER Thomas
BOZIC Borut
POLJANSKI Pawel
TULIK Angelo

Bikeracer33
PORTE Richie
KITTEL Marcel
GESINK Robert
MCLAY Daniel
GESCHKE Simon *
DE MARCHI Alessandro
KISERLOVSKI Robert
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
VOECKLER Thomas

Blues in the Bottle
PORTE Richie
BARDET Romain
MEINTJES Louis
SEPULVEDA Eduardo
CINK Ondrej
BROWN Nathan
BOZIC Borut
POLJANSKI Pawel
TULIK Angelo

CaptCavman
PORTE Richie
THOMAS Geraint *
CUMMINGS Stephen
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin *
AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel
MACHADO Tiago Jose Pinto
TEN DAM Laurens *
VOECKLER Thomas

Carlo Algatrensig
ARU Fabio
BENNETT George *
MEINTJES Louis
BUCHMANN Emanuel
BRAMBILLA Gianluca
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt *
CIMOLAI Davide
CINK Ondrej
VOECKLER Thomas

Comodoro
MAJKA Rafal
ARU Fabio
MEINTJES Louis
BUCHMANN Emanuel
BEVIN Patrick
BOUDAT Thomas
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
GESBERT Elie
BROWN Nathan

Del1962
PORTE Richie
MEINTJES Louis
LATOUR Pierre
BUCHMANN Emanuel
PAUWELS Serge
CINK Ondrej
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
BRAJKOVIC Janez
POLJANSKI Pawel

DJW
BARDET Romain
FUGLSANG Jakob
MEINTJES Louis
FRANK Mathias *
MCLAY Daniel
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel
BOUDAT Thomas
VOECKLER Thomas
TULIK Angelo

Fauniera
ARU Fabio
KITTEL Marcel
URAN URAN Rigoberto
MEINTJES Louis
BOUDAT Thomas
KISERLOVSKI Robert
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
VOECKLER Thomas
KOZHATAYEV Bakhtiyar

GeraintTooFast
PORTE Richie
KITTEL Marcel
GROENEWEGEN Dylan
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel
KISERLOVSKI Robert
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
BRAJKOVIC Janez
POLJANSKI Pawel
TULIK Angelo

GPBlanco
ARU Fabio
KITTEL Marcel
MEINTJES Louis
KÜNG Stefan
PAUWELS Serge
SEPULVEDA Eduardo
CINK Ondrej
VOECKLER Thomas
KNEES Christian

Hakkie2
PORTE Richie
ARU Fabio
PAUWELS Serge
MARTIN Guillaume
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel
MACHADO Tiago Jose Pinto
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
VOECKLER Thomas

Hayabusa
KITTEL Marcel
MEINTJES Louis
CUMMINGS Stephen
DE GENDT Thomas
BARGUIL Warren
BAKELANTS Jan *
KREUZIGER Roman
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel
VOECKLER Thomas

Hugo87
BARDET Romain
ARU Fabio
KITTEL Marcel
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel
KISERLOVSKI Robert
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
BRAJKOVIC Janez
VOECKLER Thomas
TULIK Angelo

Josedin
PORTE Richie
LATOUR Pierre
BUCHMANN Emanuel
KÜNG Stefan
SEPULVEDA Eduardo
PASQUALON Andrea *
GRMAY Tsgabu Gebremaryam *
BOUDAT Thomas
CINK Ondrej

Just Some Guy
PORTE Richie
ARU Fabio
KITTEL Marcel
KISERLOVSKI Robert
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
DELAGE Mickaël
BROWN Nathan
BOZIC Borut
TULIK Angelo

Kabete
PORTE Richie
ARU Fabio
KITTEL Marcel
KISERLOVSKI Robert
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
VOECKLER Thomas
BOZIC Borut
POLJANSKI Pawel
TULIK Angelo

Kazistuta
KITTEL Marcel
GROENEWEGEN Dylan
MEINTJES Louis
SWIFT Ben
MARTIN Guillaume
MCLAY Daniel
BOUDAT Thomas
SICARD Romain
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto

Laarsland
MARTIN Daniel *
ARU Fabio
URAN URAN Rigoberto
BEVIN Patrick
SEPULVEDA Eduardo
BOUDAT Thomas
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
VOECKLER Thomas
TULIK Angelo

LeadBelly
ARU Fabio
FUGLSANG Jakob
MEINTJES Louis
BUCHMANN Emanuel
SWIFT Ben
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
VOECKLER Thomas
TULIK Angelo

LightBing
IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion *
MAJKA Rafal
KITTEL Marcel
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel
SICARD Romain
KISERLOVSKI Robert
BROWN Nathan
BOZIC Borut
TULIK Angelo

Los Brolin

PORTE Richie
ARU Fabio
MEINTJES Louis
KREUZIGER Roman
BEVIN Patrick
KISERLOVSKI Robert
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
GESBERT Elie
TULIK Angelo

Mellow Velo
ARU Fabio
KITTEL Marcel
FUGLSANG Jakob
DE GENDT Thomas
MCLAY Daniel
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
VOECKLER Thomas
DELAGE Mickaël
TULIK Angelo

Minessa
ARU Fabio
KITTEL Marcel
BUCHMANN Emanuel
CUMMINGS Stephen
BRAMBILLA Gianluca
CINK Ondrej
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
VOECKLER Thomas
POLJANSKI Pawel

RattaKuningas
ARU Fabio
GREIPEL André *
CAVENDISH Mark
DE GENDT Thomas
PAUWELS Serge
BAUER Jack *
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
VOECKLER Thomas
KOZHATAYEV Bakhtiyar

Rote Laterne
DEMARE Arnaud *
MEINTJES Louis
BUCHMANN Emanuel
ROLLAND Pierre
PAUWELS Serge
AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel
ZABEL Rick
VOECKLER Thomas

Scrool07
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto *
CAVENDISH Mark
ROLLAND Pierre
BARGUIL Warren
MCLAY Daniel
IMPEY Daryl *
CINK Ondrej
KISERLOVSKI Robert
VOECKLER Thomas

Search
ARU Fabio
KITTEL Marcel
MEINTJES Louis
TALANSKY Andrew
KREUZIGER Roman
BOUDAT Thomas
KISERLOVSKI Robert
VOECKLER Thomas
POLJANSKI Pawel

Shalgo
PORTE Richie
ARU Fabio
KITTEL Marcel
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
BRAJKOVIC Janez
VOECKLER Thomas
WAGNER Robert *
KNEES Christian
TULIK Angelo

Squire
ARU Fabio
KITTEL Marcel
URAN URAN Rigoberto
MEINTJES Louis
BEVIN Patrick
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
BRAJKOVIC Janez
POLJANSKI Pawel
TULIK Angelo

ThePirate81
ROGLIC Primoz *
KITTEL Marcel
MEINTJES Louis
SWIFT Ben
BARGUIL Warren
BOUDAT Thomas
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
VOECKLER Thomas
TULIK Angelo

Trudgin
BOUHANNI Nacer *
PINOT Thibaut
LATOUR Pierre
DE GENDT Thomas
MARTENS Paul *
ZABEL Rick
BOUDAT Thomas
CINK Ondrej
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto

Vladimir
ARU Fabio
MEINTJES Louis
TALANSKY Andrew
GESINK Robert
BARGUIL Warren
KREUZIGER Roman
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel
VOECKLER Thomas
BOZIC Borut

Yellow Knight
ARU Fabio
PINOT Thibaut
CAVENDISH Mark
TALANSKY Andrew
LAPORTE Christophe
VOECKLER Thomas
GESBERT Elie
POLJANSKI Pawel
TULIK Angelo
 
Rider popularity

26 (out of 38) teams: VOECKLER Thomas
22: BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
20: ARU Fabio
19: MEINTJES Louis
16: KITTEL Marcel
16: TULIK Angelo
12: KISERLOVSKI Robert
12: PORTE Richie
11: BOUDAT Thomas
11: NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel

From those 10, I had to drop Porte to create the highest possible popularity score team within budget as the Collective Wisdom squad. (That team is however about 700 below budget, and with Porte in place of Boudat it would be about would be about 700 over: I might see if I can set up a compromise with a score that averages out the contributions of Porte and Boudat)

Other frequencies of selection:
9: CINK Ondrej, POLJANSKI Pawel
7: BUCHMANN Emanuel
6: BARGUIL Warren, BOZIC Borut, BRAJKOVIC Janez, PAUWELS Serge
5: BARDET Romain, KREUZIGER Roman, MCLAY Daniel
4: BEVIN Patrick, BROWN Nathan, CAVENDISH Mark, DE GENDT Thomas, GESBERT Elie, SEPULVEDA Eduardo, SWIFT Ben
3: AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey, CUMMINGS Stephen, FUGLSANG Jakob, LATOUR Pierre, MAJKA Rafal, TALANSKY Andrew, URAN URAN Rigoberto
2: BRAMBILLA Gianluca, CIMOLAI Davide, CLARKE Simon, DE MARCHI Alessandro, DELAGE Mickaël, FROOME Chris, GESINK Robert, GROENEWEGEN Dylan, KNEES Christian, KOZHATAYEV Bakhtiyar, KÜNG Stefan, LAPORTE Christophe, MACHADO Tiago Jose Pinto, MARTIN Guillaume, NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel, PINOT Thibaut, ROLLAND Pierre, SICARD Romain, ZABEL Rick

The 26 unique picks are indicated in the previous post.
 
Popularity ranking

The less original your team, the higher your ranking:

1 Kabete 139
2 Hugo87 134
3 Fauniera 131
4 Leadbelly 128
5 AmisVelo 123
6 Search 121
6 Shalgo 121
6 ThePirate81 121
9 Squire 115
10 LosBrolin 114
10 Mellow_Velo 114
10 Minessa 114
13 JustSomeGuy 110
14 Al_Pacino 108
15 Laarsland 107
16 GeraintTooFast 106
17 GPBlanco 104
18 Hakkie2 103
19 Bikeracer33 98
20 DJW 97
21 Comodoro 94
22 Del1962 93
23 Hayabusa 91
24 Vladimir 89
25 Carlo_Algatrensig 87
26 RattaKuningas 86
26 Yellow_Knight 86
28 BluesInTheBottle 84
29 Kazistuta 83
30 BicycleBoy 78
31 Rote_Laterne 77
32 LightBing 71
33 Scrool07 66
34 AG 61
35 CaptCavman 60
36 Trudgin 55
37 Armchair_Cyclist 51
38 Josedin 50
Collective_Wisdom 153
 
Major picks

Mid-price picks, apart from youngsters Meintjes and Buchmann, have not been a big factor in many teams. Most of us found little value in that price range, so even more than usual this edition is about picking your main man/men, some potential breakaway points among the inexpensive, and cheap as possible makeweights who might get 20 points for finishing.

So if we consider anyone costing >2x the average budget per rider (which is 888 pts or more, but I've also included Cavendish @885), who has gone for whom?

(Ordered by price of most expensive rider)

Froome: Armchair Cyclist
with Cavendish: Bicycle Boy

Porte: AG Capt Cavman Del1963 Josedin
with Bardet: Blues in the Bottle
with Aru: Hakkie2 Los Brolin
with Kittel: Bikeracer33
with Aru and Kittel: Just Some Guy Kabete Shalgo
with Kittel and Groenewegen: Geraint TooFast

Contador with Cavendish: Scrool07

Martin D with Aru: Laarsland

Demare: Rote Laterne

Bardet with Majka: Al Pacino
with Aru: Amis Velo
with Fuglsang: DJW
with Aru and Kittel: Hugo87

Izaguirre with Majka and Kittel: LightBing

Roglic with Kittel: ThePirate81

Majka with Aru: Comodoro

Bouhanni with Pinot: Trudgin

Aru: Carlo Algatrensig Vladimir
with Kittel: Fauniera GPBlanco Minessa Search Squire
with Fuglsang: LeadBelly
with Kittel and Fuglsang: Mellow Velo
With Pinot and Cavendish: Yellow Knight
with Greipel and Cavendish: RattaKuningas

Kittel: Hayabusa
with Groenewegen: Kazistuta
 
Stage 1 Dusseldorf Time Trial

Green Jersey competition
These are the guaranteed points that your rider will get even if he fails to reach Paris. They are earned from top ten stage finishes and earning the yellow jersey.

THOMAS Geraint 100 1 team
KÜNG Stefan 50 2 teams
KIRYIENKA Vasil 35 0 team
MARTIN Tony 25 1 team
TRENTIN Matteo 15 0 team
FROOME Chris 10 2 teams
VAN EMDEN Jos 5 0 team
KWIATKOWSKI Michal 3 0 team
KITTEL Marcel 2 16 teams
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 1 0 team

And it should be obvious which teams get their points from which riders:
1 CaptCavman 100
2 GPBlanco 52
3 Josedin 50
4 AG 25
5= Armchair_Cyclist, BicycleBoy 10
7 Bikeracer33, Fauniera, GeraintTooFast, Hayabusa, Hugo87, JustSomeGuy, Kabete, Kazistuta, LightBing, Mellow_Velo, Minessa, Search, Shalgo, Squire, ThePirate81 2


It'll be some time before I can post the (rather pointless at this stage) Yellow Jersey points.
 
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First stage and my most expensive pick is out (Izaguirre). This year has not been going well for me in these games.

Regarding the changes for next year. I think we should reduce the riders to 8 and keep the budget.
The teams will probably have their average price increased, because the 9th man cut is likely to be filler/support/breakaway fodder.

If we reduce the price, making the teams will be much harder and not in the sense that it rewards skill.

As always much appreciation to Armchair cyclist for organizing the games.
 
Stage 1 update 2
Yellow Points

This is what the game is really about: this includes the guaranteed points above, but also points according to the riders' current standing in the GC, the points competition and (but not yet) the KoM ranking. As riders, like investments, can fall in these rankings, so daily updates can have negative scores.

What the scores are at this stage is essentially double daily rankings (because the points ranking is obviously the same as the daily ranking today), plus the GC rankings, from 600 for Thomas to 21 for Erviti in 50th, and 20 points for every rider below that.

1 CaptCavman 999
2 GPBlanco 874
3 Josedin 803
4 AG 669
5 Armchair_Cyclist 522
6 BicycleBoy 440
7 Bikeracer33 420
8 Minessa 367
9 Shalgo 352
10 GeraintTooFast 346
10 JustSomeGuy 346
10 Kabete 346
13 Fauniera 344
13 Hayabusa 344
13 Hugo87 344
13 Kazistuta 344
13 Mellow_Velo 344
13 Search 344
13 Squire 344
13 ThePirate81 344
21 LightBing 324
22 Del1962 273
23 Scrool07 270
24 Trudgin 269
25 Rote_Laterne 260
26 Vladimir 225
27 Carlo_Algatrensig 203
27 Comodoro 203
27 Leadbelly 203
30 BluesInTheBottle 182
30 Hakkie2 182
30 LosBrolin 182
33 Al_Pacino 180
33 AmisVelo 180
33 DJW 180
33 Laarsland 180
33 RattaKuningas 180
33 Yellow_Knight 180
Collective_Wisdom 345

I did, as I proposed above, make a compromise for the Collective Wisdom team. The top 9 in popularity would be way over budget, but swapping out Porte and putting in one of the next riders down left the team way below budget. So I have half of Porte's cost (and points earned), and half those of Dani Navarro, The total cost of the team thus made is slightly over budget (4031 pts), but it gives a point of comparison. (Such chimeric selections as Portvarro will not be available to managers in future editions of the game)
 
Stage 2 Into Belgium for a bunch sprint

Green points

KITTEL Marcel 80 16 teams
DEMARE Arnaud 50 1 team
GREIPEL André 35 1 team
CAVENDISH Mark 25 4 teams
THOMAS Geraint 20 1 team
GROENEWEGEN Dylan 15 2 teams
COLBRELLI Sonny 10 0 team
SWIFT Ben 5 4 teams
BOUHANNI Nacer 3 1 team
MATTHEWS Michael 2 0 team
SAGAN Peter 1 0 team

1 Kazistuta 100 (Kittel, Groenewegen and Swift)
2 GeraintTooFast 95 (Kittel & Groenewegen)
3 ThePirate81 85 (Kittel & Swift)
4= Bikeracer33, Fauniera, GPBlanco, Hayabusa, Hugo87, JustSomeGuy, Kabete, LightBing, Mellow_Velo, Minessa, Search, Shalgo, Squire 80 (Kittel)
17 RattaKuningas 60 (Cavendish and Greipel)
18 Rote_Laterne 50 (Demare)
19 BicycleBoy 30
20= Scrool07, Yellow_Knight 25
22 CaptCavman 20
23 Leadbelly 5
24 Trudgin 3
25= The rest 0
Collective_Wisdom 80


Standings
Only 11 riders who were chosen have points, so not surprising that there are still many tied positions
1 GPBlanco 132
2 CaptCavman 120
3 Kazistuta 102
4 GeraintTooFast 97
5 ThePirate81 87
6= Bikeracer33, Fauniera, Hayabusa, Hugo87, JustSomeGuy, Kabete, LightBing, Mellow_Velo, Minessa, Search, Shalgo, Squire 82
18 RattaKuningas 60
19= Josedin, Rote_Laterne 50
21 BicycleBoy 40
22= AG, Scrool07, Yellow_Knight 25
25 Armchair_Cyclist 10
26 Leadbelly 5
27 Trudgin 3
28 Al_Pacino, AmisVelo, BluesInTheBottle, Carlo_Algatrensig, Comodoro, Del1962, DJW, Hakkie2, Laarsland, LosBrolin, Vladimir 0
Collective_Wisdom 82


Yellow points

On the day:
(This will have the biggest gains, and losses, of riders who have been selected)
KITTEL Marcel 358 16 teams
DEMARE Arnaud 111 1 team
PHINNEY Taylor 100 1 team
GREIPEL André 70 1 team
CAVENDISH Mark 40 4 teams
GROENEWEGEN Dylan 15 2 teams
IMPEY Daryl 10 1 team
...
FROOME Chris -10 2 teams
KÜNG Stefan -48 2 teams
THOMAS Geraint -55 1 team
AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey -57 3 teams
MARTIN Tony -325 1 team

Great day for the Kittel teams, but he will not stay in 2nd on GC for long, so he will get a big negative score sometime soon. But he might make up for a lot of it with stage points.
1 Bikeracer33 381
1 Kazistuta 381
3 GeraintTooFast 378
4 Shalgo 367
5 ThePirate81 366
6 Minessa 364
7 JustSomeGuy 363
7 Kabete 363
9 Search 362
10 Fauniera 361
11 LightBing 360
12 Hayabusa 358
12 Hugo87 358
12 Mellow_Velo 358
12 Squire 358
16 GPBlanco 310
17 RattaKuningas 110
18 Rote_Laterne 60
19 Scrool07 50
20 Yellow_Knight 41
21 BicycleBoy 35
22 Trudgin 18
23 Del1962 17
24 Comodoro 11
24 Leadbelly 11
26 Vladimir 8
27 Carlo_Algatrensig 6
28 Al_Pacino 5
28 BluesInTheBottle 5
28 Hakkie2 5
28 LosBrolin 5
32 AmisVelo 3
32 DJW 3
32 Laarsland 3
35 Josedin -28
36 Armchair_Cyclist -61
37 CaptCavman -107
38 AG -214
Collective_Wisdom 363

Standings (Don't read too much into this until we have been over a few mountains)
1 GPBlanco 1184
2 CaptCavman 892
3 Bikeracer33 801
4 Josedin 775
5 Minessa 731
6 Kazistuta 725
7 GeraintTooFast 724
8 Shalgo 719
9 ThePirate81 710
10 JustSomeGuy 709
10 Kabete 709
12 Search 706
13 Fauniera 705
14 Hayabusa 702
14 Hugo87 702
14 Mellow_Velo 702
14 Squire 702
18 LightBing 684
19 BicycleBoy 475
20 Armchair_Cyclist 461
21 AG 455
22 Rote_Laterne 320
22 Scrool07 320
24 Del1962 290
24 RattaKuningas 290
26 Trudgin 287
27 Vladimir 233
28 Yellow_Knight 221
29 Comodoro 214
29 Leadbelly 214
31 Carlo_Algatrensig 209
32 BluesInTheBottle 187
32 Hakkie2 187
32 LosBrolin 187
35 Al_Pacino 185
36 AmisVelo 183
36 DJW 183
36 Laarsland 183
Collective_Wisdom 708
Kittel and Kung together put GPBlanco over the 1000 mark (for now)

I was pleased to see that the results sheet at letour.com is a csv table: that'll save a lot of time and correction of CN's vagaries and inconsistencies.

Most working days, I'll try to avoid hearing the results and watch the ITV4 highlights at 7pm, and do the update after that, so don't expect it much before 9pm (UK time) most days.

I'll keep a working copy of the spreadsheet at Dropbox, so you can investigate further here every day.
 
Stage 3 A motor racing circuit, The length of Luxembourg, and then up the Nuns' Hill

Green points

SAGAN Peter 80 0 team
MATTHEWS Michael 50 0 team
MARTIN Daniel 35 1 team
VAN AVERMAET Greg 25 0 team
THOMAS Geraint 23 1 team
BETTIOL Alberto 15 0 team
DEMARE Arnaud 10 1 team
FUGLSANG Jakob 5 3 teams
FROOME Chris 2 2 teams
MAJKA Rafal 1 3 teams

Classics men are expensive, but don't get many chances in a GT, so are rare picks. No point scorer is in more than one team, the only team to pick a podium man was last this morning in the overall, so some recompense there.

1 Laarsland 35
2 CaptCavman 23
3 Rote_Laterne 10
4 DJW , Leadbelly, Mellow_Velo 5
7 Armchair_Cyclist, BicycleBoy 2
9 Al_Pacino, Comodoro, LightBing 1

Standings
1 CaptCavman 143
2 GPBlanco 132
3 Kazistuta 102
4 GeraintTooFast 97
5 Mellow_Velo, ThePirate81 87
7 LightBing 83
8 Bikeracer33, Fauniera, Hayabusa, Hugo87, JustSomeGuy, Kabete, Minessa, Search, Shalgo, Squire 82
18 RattaKuningas, Rote_Laterne 60
20 Josedin 50
21 BicycleBoy 42
22 Laarsland 35
23 AG, Scrool07, Yellow_Knight 25
26 Armchair_Cyclist 12
27 Leadbelly 10
28 DJW 5
29 Trudgin 3
30 Al_Pacino, Comodoro 1
32 AmisVelo, BluesInTheBottle, Carlo_Algatrensig, Del1962, Hakkie2, LosBrolin, Vladimir 0
Collective_Wisdom 82


Yellow points

Daily change: significant changes as many who didn't fancy the final charge drop rapidly down the rankings, and climbers and puncheurs move up past them.

FROOME Chris 192 2 teams
LATOUR Pierre 166 3 teams
MARTIN Daniel 117 1 team
BROWN Nathan 80 4 teams
BUCHMANN Emanuel 71 7 teams
DEMARE Arnaud 67 1 team
PORTE Richie 45 12 teams
MAJKA Rafal 42 3 teams
BARDET Romain 41 5 teams
ARU Fabio 37 20 teams
FUGLSANG Jakob 36 3 teams
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto 35 1 team
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto 33 22 teams
KREUZIGER Roman 29 5 teams
THOMAS Geraint 28 1 team
URAN URAN Rigoberto 27 3 teams
...
MARTENS Paul -27 1 team
DE MARCHI Alessandro -31 2 teams
GREIPEL André -32 1 team
IMPEY Daryl -43 1 team
GESINK Robert -52 2 teams
PHINNEY Taylor -175 1 team
KÜNG Stefan -322 2 teams
KITTEL Marcel -360 16 teams


1 Del1962 328
2 Comodoro 269
3 Laarsland 211
4 Armchair_Cyclist 210
5 Leadbelly 187
6 BicycleBoy 183
7 BluesInTheBottle 175
8 Trudgin 169
9 LosBrolin 153
10 Rote_Laterne 151
11 Al_Pacino 132
12 AmisVelo 127
13 Hakkie2 119
14 Carlo_Algatrensig 117
15 DJW 88
16 CaptCavman 73
17 Vladimir 40
18 Yellow_Knight 34
19 RattaKuningas 32
20 Scrool07 -8
21 Josedin -43
22 AG -127
23 JustSomeGuy -165
24 Minessa -219
25 LightBing -238
26 Kabete -245
27 Hugo87 -249
28 Mellow_Velo -254
28 Squire -254
30 Shalgo -255
31 Fauniera -257
32 Search -281
33 GeraintTooFast -282
34 Hayabusa -309
35 ThePirate81 -310
36 Kazistuta -320
37 Bikeracer33 -349
38 GPBlanco -632
Collective_Wisdom -262

Standings
Not much correlation to yesterday's positions: 4 of the previous top ten remain in it, but 5 new entrants to the top ten rose by 12 or more places, Comodoro's 20 place rise being the most dramatic.

1 CaptCavman 965
2 Josedin 732
3 Armchair_Cyclist 671
4 BicycleBoy 658
5 Del1962 618
6 GPBlanco 552
7 JustSomeGuy 544
8 Minessa 512
9 Comodoro 483
10 Rote_Laterne 471
11 Kabete 464
11 Shalgo 464
13 Trudgin 456
14 Hugo87 453
15 Bikeracer33 452
16 Fauniera 448
16 Mellow_Velo 448
16 Squire 448
19 LightBing 446
20 GeraintTooFast 442
21 Search 425
22 Kazistuta 405
23 Leadbelly 401
24 ThePirate81 400
25 Laarsland 394
26 Hayabusa 393
27 BluesInTheBottle 362
28 LosBrolin 340
29 AG 328
30 Carlo_Algatrensig 326
31 RattaKuningas 322
32 Al_Pacino 317
33 Scrool07 312
34 AmisVelo 310
35 Hakkie2 306
36 Vladimir 273
37 DJW 271
38 Yellow_Knight 255
Collective_Wisdom 447

Tomorrow should have less impact.
 
Sorry, BT have​ left me without internet for up to 48 hours. Not feasible to run the game from the phone. Will resume service as soon as possible.

EDIT: They got the engineer out within 2 hours rather than 24-48 as estimated: well done BT
 
Stage 4 Skittles in Vittel

Green points

On the day
Most of those who wanted to buy an expensive sprinter went for Kittel, so very few scorers today
DEMARE Arnaud 80 1 team
KRISTOFF Alexander 50 0 team
GREIPEL André 35 1 team
BOUHANNI Nacer 25 1 team
THOMAS Geraint 20 1 team
PETIT Adrien 15 0 team
ROELANDTS Jürgen 10 0 team
MATTHEWS Michael 5 0 team
MORI Manuele 3 0 team
BENOOT Tiesj 2 0 team
STYBAR Zdenek 1 1 team

1 Rote_Laterne 80
2 RattaKuningas 35
3 Trudgin 25
4 CaptCavman 20
5 AG 1

Standings:
1 CaptCavman 163
2 Rote_Laterne 140
3 GPBlanco 132
4 Kazistuta 102
5 GeraintTooFast 97
6 RattaKuningas 95
7 Mellow_Velo 87
7 ThePirate81 87
9 LightBing 83
10 ten teams with Kittel 82


Yellow Points
The main changes yesterday arose from everyone bar the top three moving up one spot to account for Sagan's removal, or moving up points rankings. Kittel's loss of the green jersey is the only appreciable loss.

DEMARE Arnaud 202 1 team
GREIPEL André 57 1 team
LATOUR Pierre 30 3 teams
BOUHANNI Nacer 26 1 team
PHINNEY Taylor 15 1 team
THOMAS Geraint 13 1 team
...
KITTEL Marcel -30 16 teams


Changes today:
1 Rote_Laterne 204
2 RattaKuningas 62
3 Trudgin 58
4 Del1962 39
5 Josedin 35
6 AG 25
7 CaptCavman 19
8 LosBrolin 12
9 Hakkie2 11
10 Al_Pacino 8
10 AmisVelo 8
10 BluesInTheBottle 8
10 Leadbelly 8
10 Scrool07 8
15 Comodoro 7
15 Vladimir 7
17 DJW 6
18 Armchair_Cyclist 4
18 Laarsland 4
20 Carlo_Algatrensig 3
20 Yellow_Knight 3
22 BicycleBoy 1
23 Bikeracer33 -21
23 JustSomeGuy -21
23 Kabete -21
23 Shalgo -21
27 Fauniera -23
27 GeraintTooFast -23
27 Squire -23
30 Hugo87 -24
30 Mellow_Velo -24
30 Search -24
33 Hayabusa -25
33 ThePirate81 -25
35 GPBlanco -26
35 Kazistuta -26
35 Minessa -26
38 LightBing -28
Collective_Wisdom -23

Standings:
Rote Laterne's Demare reward is a visit to the podium (I'll shuffle across so we can share that step), and the 7 place jump to get there is the biggest of the day.

1 CaptCavman 984
2 Josedin 767
3 Armchair_Cyclist 675
3 Rote_Laterne 675
5 BicycleBoy 659
6 Del1962 657
7 GPBlanco 526
8 JustSomeGuy 523
9 Trudgin 514
10 Comodoro 490
11 Minessa 486
12 Kabete 443
12 Shalgo 443
14 Bikeracer33 431
15 Hugo87 429
16 Fauniera 425
16 Squire 425
18 Mellow_Velo 424
19 GeraintTooFast 419
20 LightBing 418
21 Leadbelly 409
22 Search 401
23 Laarsland 398
24 RattaKuningas 384
25 Kazistuta 379
26 ThePirate81 375
27 BluesInTheBottle 370
28 Hayabusa 368
29 AG 353
30 LosBrolin 352
31 Carlo_Algatrensig 329
32 Al_Pacino 325
33 Scrool07 320
34 AmisVelo 318
35 Hakkie2 317
36 Vladimir 280
37 DJW 277
38 Yellow_Knight 258
Collective_Wisdom 424

The GC shakedown today will see the table considerably changed tonight. The 4 Cavendish teams will have to look to GC rather than sprint points from here on.
 
Stage 5 More to the point: MTF 1

Now our big spends put their cards on the table:

ARU Fabio 80 20 teams
FROOME Chris 55 2 teams
MARTIN Daniel 50 1 teams
PORTE Richie 25 12 teams
BARDET Romain 15 5 teams
YATES Simon 10 0 teams
URAN URAN Rigoberto 5 3 teams
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto 3 1 teams
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander 2 0 teams
THOMAS Geraint 1 1 teams

1 Laarsland 135 (Aru, Martin & Uran)
2= Hakkie2, JustSomeGuy, Kabete, LosBrolin, Shalgo 105 (Aru and Porte)
7= AmisVelo, Hugo87 95 (Aru and Bardet)
9= Fauniera, Squire 85 (Aru & Uran)
11= Carlo_Algatrensig, Comodoro, GPBlanco, Leadbelly, Mellow_Velo, Minessa, RattaKuninga, Search, Vladimir, Yellow_Knight 80 (Aru)
21= Armchair_Cyclist, BicycleBoy 55 (Froome)
23 BluesInTheBottle 40 (Porte & Bardet)
24 CaptCavman 26 (Porte & Thomas)
25= AG, Bikeracer33, Del1962, GeraintTooFast, Josedin 25 (Porte)
30= Al_Pacino, DJW 15 (Bardet)
32 Scrool07 3 (Contador)
33 Hayabusa, Kazistuta, LightBing, Rote_Laterne, ThePirate81, Trudgin 0
Collective_Wisdom 92

The popularity of Aru and Porte mean that we are all off the mark
1 GPBlanco 212
2 CaptCavman 189
3 JustSomeGuy 187
3 Kabete 187
3 Shalgo 187
6 Hugo87 177
7 RattaKuningas 175
8 Laarsland 170
9 Fauniera 167
9 Mellow_Velo 167
9 Squire 167
12 Minessa 162
12 Search 162
14 Rote_Laterne 140
15 GeraintTooFast 122
16 Bikeracer33 107
17 Hakkie2 105
17 LosBrolin 105
17 Yellow_Knight 105
20 Kazistuta 102
21 BicycleBoy 97
22 AmisVelo 95
23 Leadbelly 90
24 ThePirate81 87
25 LightBing 83
26 Hayabusa 82
27 Comodoro 81
28 Carlo_Algatrensig 80
28 Vladimir 80
30 Josedin 75
31 Armchair_Cyclist 67
32 AG 51
33 BluesInTheBottle 40
34 Scrool07 28
34 Trudgin 28
36 Del1962 25
37 DJW 20
38 Al_Pacino 16
Collective_Wisdom 174

Yellow Points

Rider gain and losses

GC cream floats, and I'm not sure what the opposite of cream is, but it also does what is expected

ARU Fabio 481 20 teams
MARTIN Daniel 330 1 team
PORTE Richie 263 12 teams
FROOME Chris 245 2 teams
BARDET Romain 184 5 teams
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto 146 1 team
URAN URAN Rigoberto 96 3 teams
MAJKA Rafal 95 3 teams
MEINTJES Louis 90 19 teams
TALANSKY Andrew 48 3 teams
FUGLSANG Jakob 47 3 teams
PAUWELS Serge 47 6 teams
MARTIN Guillaume 45 2 teams
BENNETT George 39 1 teams
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel 31 2 teams
FRANK Mathias 29 1 team
...
STYBAR Zdenek -23 1 team
CAVENDISH Mark -25 4 teams
GESCHKE Simon -27 1 team
PHINNEY Taylor -45 1 team
IMPEY Daryl -62 1 team
BROWN Nathan -65 4 teams
KÜNG Stefan -110 2 teams
THOMAS Geraint -150 1 team
DEMARE Arnaud -160 1 team
LATOUR Pierre -160 3 teams


Point changes from here on in will be more organic, individual victories and crises, rather than total overhauls

On the Day
900 point gain on the day is just clinic level crazy.
1 Laarsland 912
2 Hakkie2 856
3 LosBrolin 828
4 Shalgo 745
5 AmisVelo 739
6 Kabete 734
7 JustSomeGuy 669
8 Squire 668
9 Hugo87 666
10 Fauniera 657
11 Vladimir 646
12 Search 621
13 Carlo_Algatrensig 612
14 Leadbelly 596
15 Comodoro 583
16 GPBlanco 535
17 Mellow_Velo 518
18 Yellow_Knight 506
19 BluesInTheBottle 499
20 RattaKuningas 493
21 Minessa 473
22 Al_Pacino 355
23 DJW 350
24 Armchair_Cyclist 336
25 GeraintTooFast 264
26 Del1962 243
27 AG 230
27 BicycleBoy 230
29 Bikeracer33 226
30 Kazistuta 123
31 CaptCavman 120
32 Hayabusa 101
33 ThePirate81 76
34 Scrool07 65
35 LightBing 30
36 Josedin 10
37 Rote_Laterne -33
38 Trudgin -159
Collective_Wisdom 692

Standings
I don't think I recall so many people over the 1000 point mark before.

4 teams rise by 20 or more places (Hakkie's 29 being the biggest jump), while 3 teams fall by 20 or more.

1 Laarsland 1310
2 JustSomeGuy 1192
3 Shalgo 1188
4 LosBrolin 1180
5 Kabete 1177
6 Hakkie2 1173
7 CaptCavman 1104
8 Hugo87 1095
9 Squire 1093
10 Fauniera 1082
11 Comodoro 1073
12 GPBlanco 1061
13 AmisVelo 1057
14 Search 1022
15 Armchair_Cyclist 1011
16 Leadbelly 1005
17 Minessa 959
18 Mellow_Velo 942
19 Carlo_Algatrensig 941
20 Vladimir 926
21 Del1962 900
22 BicycleBoy 889
23 RattaKuningas 877
24 BluesInTheBottle 869
25 Josedin 777
26 Yellow_Knight 764
27 GeraintTooFast 683
28 Al_Pacino 680
29 Bikeracer33 657
30 Rote_Laterne 642
31 DJW 627
32 AG 583
33 Kazistuta 502
34 Hayabusa 469
35 ThePirate81 451
36 LightBing 448
37 Scrool07 385
38 Trudgin 355
Collective_Wisdom 1117
 

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