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I know it is still early, but I am feeling pretty good about my Porte/Aru/Kittel team at the moment. I was disappointed to find out at the beginning of the game that I was not the only person to pick all three of them. It would be funny if the final result ends up coming down to something like the relative performance of Brajkovic vs. Kiserlovski.
 
Stage 6 Enjoy Troyes

Green points

Most of those who went for a big name sprinter seem to have got the right one

KITTEL Marcel 80 16 teams
DEMARE Arnaud 50 1 team
GREIPEL André 35 1 team
KRISTOFF Alexander 25 0 team
FROOME Chris 20 2 teams
BOUHANNI Nacer 15 1 team
GROENEWEGEN Dylan 10 2 teams
MATTHEWS Michael 5 0 team
MCLAY Daniel 3 5 teams
SELIG Rüdiger 2 0 team
DEGENKOLB John 1 0 team


With Meintjes as his main GC pick, and a team that includes Kittel, Groenewegen, McLay, Boudat and Swift, Kazistuta seems to be targetting this classification rather than the main, Yellow points, game.

1 Kazistuta 93 (Kittel, Groenewegen and McLay)
2 GeraintTooFast 90 (Kittel + Groenewegen)
3= Bikeracer33, Mellow_Velo 83 (Kittel + McLay)
5= The other Kitel teams 80
17 Rote_Laterne 50
18 RattaKuningas 35
19= Armchair_Cyclist, BicycleBoy 20
21 Trudgin 15
22= DJW, Scrool07 3

Standings (top ten)

1 GPBlanco 292
2 JustSomeGuy 267
2 Kabete 267
2 Shalgo 267
5 Hugo87 257
6 Mellow_Velo 250
7 Fauniera 247
7 Squire 247
9 Minessa 242
9 Search 242


Yellow points

So few riders changed their places in any classifications today, I'll show all the ones that are selected:
KITTEL Marcel 80 16 teams
DEMARE Arnaud 50 1 team
GREIPEL André 35 1 team
BOUHANNI Nacer 18 1 team
FROOME Chris 17 2 teams
GROENEWEGEN Dylan 10 2 teams
KISERLOVSKI Robert 4 12 teams
MCLAY Daniel 3 5 teams
BAKELANTS Jan 1 1 team
BRAJKOVIC Janez 1 6 teams
TEN DAM Laurens 1 1 team
SWIFT Ben 1 4 teams
...
BARDET Romain -1 5 teams
ROGLIC Primoz -2 1 team
GESBERT Elie -2 4 teams
BARGUIL Warren -2 6 teams
PHINNEY Taylor -2 1 team
THOMAS Geraint -2 1 team
MARTIN Daniel -5 1 team
CINK Ondrej -6 9 teams

On the day:

Kiserlovski climbed from 51st to 47th, and those 4 points mean that Geraint, not Kiserlovski, is top of the day

1 GeraintTooFast 95
2 Kazistuta 94
3 Bikeracer33 87
4 Fauniera 84
4 Hugo87 84
4 JustSomeGuy 84
4 Kabete 84
4 LightBing 84
4 Search 84
10 Mellow_Velo 83
11 Shalgo 81
11 Squire 81
13 Hayabusa 79
14 ThePirate81 77
15 GPBlanco 74
15 Minessa 74
17 Rote_Laterne 50
18 RattaKuningas 35
19 Armchair_Cyclist 18
20 BicycleBoy 12
20 Trudgin 12
22 DJW 2
22 LosBrolin 2
24 AmisVelo 1
24 Leadbelly 1
26 Hakkie2 0
27 Al_Pacino -1
27 CaptCavman -1
27 Scrool07 -1
30 AG -2
30 Comodoro -2
30 Vladimir -2
30 Yellow_Knight -2
34 Del1962 -5
34 Laarsland -5
36 Carlo_Algatrensig -6
36 Josedin -6
38 BluesInTheBottle -7
Collective_Wisdom 84

Standings

The top three retain their positions, but the gap to first is slashed. Kabete and Los Brolin swap plces in the top 5, GPBlanco enters the top ten, and only 2 teams moved by more than 2 places, and only one of them (Search, 3 places) in the right direction.

1 Laarsland 1305
2 JustSomeGuy 1276
3 Shalgo 1269
4 Kabete 1261
5 LosBrolin 1182
6 Hugo87 1179
7 Squire 1174
8 Hakkie2 1173
9 Fauniera 1166
10 GPBlanco 1135
11 Search 1106
12 CaptCavman 1103
13 Comodoro 1071
14 AmisVelo 1058
15 Minessa 1033
16 Armchair_Cyclist 1029
17 Mellow_Velo 1025
18 Leadbelly 1006
19 Carlo_Algatrensig 935
20 Vladimir 924
21 RattaKuningas 912
22 BicycleBoy 901
23 Del1962 895
24 BluesInTheBottle 862
25 GeraintTooFast 778
26 Josedin 771
27 Yellow_Knight 762
28 Bikeracer33 744
29 Rote_Laterne 692
30 Al_Pacino 679
31 DJW 629
32 Kazistuta 596
33 AG 581
34 Hayabusa 548
35 LightBing 532
36 ThePirate81 528
37 Scrool07 384
38 Trudgin 367
Collective_Wisdom 1201

Same tomorrow, I assume.
 
Dec 23, 2015
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Great to see I've peaked for this Tour, all downhill from here. Going for strength in numbers GC-wise is so far looking as a better bet for the Tour than the Giro, granted we've only seen a 17-minute interval effort so far..
 
Stage 7 more of same

Green points
KITTEL Marcel 80 16 teams
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 50 0 team
MATTHEWS Michael 35 0 team
KRISTOFF Alexander 25 0 team
FROOME Chris 20 2 teams
DEGENKOLB John 15 0 team
GROENEWEGEN Dylan 10 2 teams
SELIG Rüdiger 5 0 team
BOUHANNI Nacer 3 1 team
GREIPEL André 2 1 team
MCLAY Daniel 1 5 teams

On the day:
1 Kazistuta 91 (Kittel, Groenewegen,McLay)
2 GeraintTooFast 90 (Kittel, Groenewegen)
3 Bikeracer33, Mellow_Velo 81 (Kittel, McLay)
5 Other Kittellers 80
17 Armchair_Cyclis, BicycleBoy 20
19 Trudgin 3
20 RattaKuningas 2
21 DJW, Scrool07 1

Standings:
1 GPBlanco 372
2 JustSomeGuy 347
2 Kabete 347
2 Shalgo 347
5 Hugo87 337
6 Mellow_Velo 331
7 Fauniera 327
7 Squire 327
9 Minessa 322
9 Search 322
11 GeraintTooFast 302
12 Kazistuta 286

Kittel + Aru still outstrips Kittel and Groenewegen in the green jersey competition.

Yellow points

KITTEL Marcel 110 16 teams
FROOME Chris 18 2 teams
GROENEWEGEN Dylan 11 2 teams
...
CINK Ondrej -6 9 teams
DEMARE Arnaud -30 1 team

1 GeraintTooFast 123
2 Kazistuta 121
3 Bikeracer33 113
4 Fauniera 112
4 Hayabusa 112
4 Hugo87 112
4 JustSomeGuy 112
4 Kabete 112
4 LightBing 112
4 Search 112
11 Mellow_Velo 111
12 Shalgo 110
12 Squire 110
14 ThePirate81 109
15 GPBlanco 104
15 Minessa 104
17 Armchair_Cyclist 18
18 BicycleBoy 11
19 Al_Pacino 4
19 AmisVelo 4
21 LosBrolin 2
21 RattaKuningas 2
21 Vladimir 2
24 DJW 1
25 AG 0
25 CaptCavman 0
25 Comodoro 0
25 Hakkie2 0
25 Yellow_Knight 0
30 Leadbelly -1
30 Scrool07 -1
32 Laarsland -3
32 Trudgin -3
34 BluesInTheBottle -6
34 Carlo_Algatrensig -6
34 Del1962 -6
34 Josedin -6
38 Rote_Laterne -30
Collective_Wisdom 112


Standings:

The top three Kittellers overtake Laarsland, but the pendulum is surely about to swing back towards the climbers. Search is into the top ten, and Mellow Velo is climber of the day (4 places)

1 JustSomeGuy 1388
2 Shalgo 1379
3 Kabete 1373
4 Laarsland 1302
5 Hugo87 1291
6 Squire 1284
7 Fauniera 1278
8 GPBlanco 1239
9 Search 1218
10 LosBrolin 1184
11 Hakkie2 1173
12 Minessa 1137
13 Mellow_Velo 1136
14 CaptCavman 1103
15 Comodoro 1071
16 AmisVelo 1062
17 Armchair_Cyclist 1047
18 Leadbelly 1005
19 Carlo_Algatrensig 929
20 Vladimir 926
21 RattaKuningas 914
22 BicycleBoy 912
23 GeraintTooFast 901
24 Del1962 889
25 Bikeracer33 857
26 BluesInTheBottle 856
27 Josedin 765
28 Yellow_Knight 762
29 Kazistuta 717
30 Al_Pacino 683
31 Rote_Laterne 662
32 Hayabusa 660
33 LightBing 644
34 ThePirate81 637
35 DJW 630
36 AG 581
37 Scrool07 383
38 Trudgin 364
Collective_Wisdom 1313
 
Stage 8 How many men can a break have and still be a break?

Green points
Not the usual suspects for a breakaway win
CALMEJANE Lilian 80 0 team
GESINK Robert 50 2 teams
MARTIN Guillaume 35 2 teams
ROCHE Nicolas 25 0 team
FROOME Chris 20 2 teams
KREUZIGER Roman 15 5 teams
ARU Fabio 10 20 teams
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael 5 0 team
MAJKA Rafal 3 3 teams
BROWN Nathan 2 4 teams
HARDY Romain 1 0 team

1 Vladimir 75 (Gesink, Kreuziger, Aru)
2 Bikeracer33 50 (Gesink)
3 Hakkie2 45 (Martin G, Aru)
4 Armchair_Cyclist 35 (Froome, Kreuziger)
4 Kazistuta 35 (Martin G)
6 LosBrolin, Search 25 (Aru, Kreuziger)
8 BicycleBoy 20 (Froome)
9 Comodoro 15 (Aru, Majka, Brown)
9 Hayabusa 15 (Kreuziger)
11 JustSomeGuy 12 (Aru, Brown)
12 Aru teams 10
26 LightBing 5 (Majka and Brown)
27 Al_Pacino 3 (Majka)
28 BluesInTheBottle 2 (Brown)
29 The rest 0

1 GPBlanco 382
2 JustSomeGuy 359
3 Kabete 357
3 Shalgo 357
5 Hugo87 347
5 Search 347
7 Mellow_Velo 341
8 Fauniera 337
8 Squire 337
10 Minessa 332
Collective_Wisdom 344

Yellow points
More interest to watch, at least for first 3/4 of the stage, than it's effect on the game. Calmejane's rise to top of the KoM classification, and the rises and fall of others, is the main change other than stage points.

GESINK Robert 80 2 teams
MARTIN Guillaume 47 2 teams
KREUZIGER Roman 23 5 teams
BARGUIL Warren 19 6 teams
PAUWELS Serge 12 6 teams
SEPULVEDA Eduardo 12 4 teams
TALANSKY Andrew 11 3 teams
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto 10 22 teams
...
BROWN Nathan -13 4 teams
MARTIN Daniel -15 1 team
FRANK Mathias -18 1 team
ARU Fabio -19 20 teams
PORTE Richie -24 12 teams

1 Vladimir 122
2 Bikeracer33 67
3 Kazistuta 56
4 Hayabusa 43
5 Hakkie2 42
6 Al_Pacino 32
7 ThePirate81 29
8 Armchair_Cyclist 25
8 Scrool07 25
10 Rote_Laterne 24
11 Search 16
12 Trudgin 11
13 AmisVelo 10
14 GPBlanco 6
15 RattaKuningas 3
16 Leadbelly -1
16 LightBing -1
18 Del1962 -2
18 Hugo87 -2
20 BicycleBoy -4
21 AG -7
21 GeraintTooFast -7
23 Fauniera -8
23 Minessa -8
23 Yellow_Knight -8
26 LosBrolin -9
26 Mellow_Velo -9
28 Squire -10
29 DJW -11
29 Josedin -11
31 Carlo_Algatrensig -12
31 Laarsland -12
33 Comodoro -19
34 BluesInTheBottle -25
34 CaptCavman -25
36 Kabete -32
37 Shalgo -34
38 JustSomeGuy -45
Collective_Wisdom -16

Standings
The bottom three in the daily rankings, in exact reverse order, were the top three in the rankings yesterday. That results in a swap of the top two places, but no other places until you get down to Hakkie moving into the top ten. Bikeracer333 is the (5 place) jumper of the day.

1 Shalgo 1345
2 JustSomeGuy 1343
3 Kabete 1341
4 Laarsland 1290
5 Hugo87 1289
6 Squire 1274
7 Fauniera 1270
8 GPBlanco 1245
9 Search 1234
10 Hakkie2 1215
11 LosBrolin 1175
12 Minessa 1129
13 Mellow_Velo 1127
14 CaptCavman 1078
15 AmisVelo 1072
15 Armchair_Cyclist 1072
17 Comodoro 1052
18 Vladimir 1048
19 Leadbelly 1004
20 Bikeracer33 924
21 Carlo_Algatrensig 917
21 RattaKuningas 917
23 BicycleBoy 908
24 GeraintTooFast 894
25 Del1962 887
26 BluesInTheBottle 831
27 Kazistuta 773
28 Josedin 754
28 Yellow_Knight 754
30 Al_Pacino 715
31 Hayabusa 703
32 Rote_Laterne 686
33 ThePirate81 666
34 LightBing 643
35 DJW 619
36 AG 574
37 Scrool07 408
38 Trudgin 375
Collective_Wisdom 1297

The top 13 teams have Aru: which rider will define leadership by tomorrow evening?
 
Stage 9 Who needs more than 2 gears anyway?

Green points

URAN URAN Rigoberto 80 3 teams
FROOME Chris 55 2 teams
BARGUIL Warren 50 6 teams
BARDET Romain 25 5 teams
ARU Fabio 15 20 teams
FUGLSANG Jakob 10 3 teams
BENNETT George 5 1 team
LANDA MEANA Mikel 3 0 team
MARTIN Daniel 2 1 team
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander 1 0 team


All three teams with Uran also have Aru.
1 Laarsland 97 (Uran, Aru and Martin)
2= Fauniera, Squire 95 (Uran and Aru)
4 AmisVelo 90 (Barguil, Bardet, Aru)
5 Al_Pacino 75 (Barguil, Bardet)
6 Vladimir 65 (Barguil, Aru)
7= Armchair_Cyclist, BicycleBoy 55 (Froome)
9= Hayabusa, Scrool07, ThePirate81 50 (Barguil)
12 Hugo87 40 (Bardet, Aru)
13 DJW 35 (Bardet, Fuglsang)
14= BluesInTheBottle 25 (Bardet)
14= Leadbelly, Mellow_Velo 25 (Aru, Fuglsang)
17 Carlo_Algatrensig 20 (Aru, Bennett)
18 Eleven more Aru teams 15

No splitting the top two on Green points: they both have Kittel, Aru and Uran, but no other scorer in this part
1 Fauniera 432
1 Squire 432
3 GPBlanco 397
4 Hugo87 387
5 JustSomeGuy 374
6 Kabete 372
6 Shalgo 372
8 Mellow_Velo 366
9 Search 362
10 Minessa 347

Yellow points
End of the game for some, unexpected boost for others

URAN URAN Rigoberto 260 3 teams
FUGLSANG Jakob 201 3 teams
BARDET Romain 175 5 teams
BARGUIL Warren 153 6 teams
BENNETT George 100 1 team
ROGLIC Primoz 65 1 team
FROOME Chris 52 2 teams
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel 51 2 teams
ARU Fabio 39 20 teams
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel 29 11 teams
BAKELANTS Jan 28 1 team
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto 22 22 teams
MEINTJES Louis 20 19 teams
...
DELAGE Mickaël -20 2 teams
BUCHMANN Emanuel -28 7 teams
PAUWELS Serge -39 6 teams
TALANSKY Andrew -41 3 teams
GESINK Robert -50 2 teams
MARTIN Daniel -65 1 team
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto -70 1 team
DEMARE Arnaud -70 1 team
MAJKA Rafal -132 3 teams
PORTE Richie -291 12 teams
THOMAS Geraint -450 1 team

On the day:
Poor Capt Cavman might have achieved the biggest daily loss in the history of the games, losing both Porte and Thomas. But where some teams have lost, others gain
1 DJW 414
2 AmisVelo 404
3 Fauniera 336
4 Squire 335
5 Leadbelly 283
6 ThePirate81 260
7 Hugo87 254
8 Laarsland 250
9 Mellow_Velo 242
10 Al_Pacino 233
11 Hayabusa 228
12 Vladimir 170
13 Carlo_Algatrensig 130
14 Armchair_Cyclist 93
15 Scrool07 86
16 BicycleBoy 51
17 Minessa 32
17 RattaKuningas 32
19 Kazistuta 30
20 Trudgin 19
21 GPBlanco 13
22 Search 11
23 Yellow_Knight 8
24 Comodoro -79
24 Rote_Laterne -79
26 BluesInTheBottle -103
27 LightBing -108
28 Hakkie2 -201
29 LosBrolin -217
30 Kabete -235
31 Shalgo -236
32 GeraintTooFast -251
33 JustSomeGuy -255
34 AG -301
35 Bikeracer33 -324
36 Del1962 -333
37 Josedin -336
38 CaptCavman -708
Collective_Wisdom -55

So who is left standing after that?
Standings

The three Uran 'n'Aru teams are split by Hugo's Aru/Bardet/Kittel combo. The top two have Kittel as well as the palindromic pairing, and are separated only by the difference between Brajkovic (46th) and Kiserlovski (49th).

1 Squire 1609
2 Fauniera 1606
3 Hugo87 1543
4 Laarsland 1540
5 AmisVelo 1476
6 Mellow_Velo 1369
7 Leadbelly 1287
8 GPBlanco 1258
9 Search 1245
10 Vladimir 1218
11 Armchair_Cyclist 1165
12 Minessa 1161
13 Shalgo 1109
14 Kabete 1106
15 JustSomeGuy 1088
16 Carlo_Algatrensig 1047
17 DJW 1033
18 Hakkie2 1014
19 Comodoro 973
20 BicycleBoy 959
21 LosBrolin 958
22 RattaKuningas 949
23 Al_Pacino 948
24 Hayabusa 931
25 ThePirate81 926
26 Kazistuta 803
27 Yellow_Knight 762
28 BluesInTheBottle 728
29 GeraintTooFast 643
30 Rote_Laterne 607
31 Bikeracer33 600
32 Del1962 554
33 LightBing 535
34 Scrool07 494
35 Josedin 418
36 Trudgin 394
37 CaptCavman 370
38 AG 273
Collective_Wisdom 1242

The top three this morning all suffer through Porte's misfortune, and despite having Uran, Laarsland cannot capitalise to move up from 4th. The three teams immediately below him this morning are all now above him; Amis Velo, Mellow Velo, Leadbelly and Vladimir all move into the top ten, but none of them can match DJW's 18 place jump.
 
Stage 10 2nd rest day in a row for most

Green points
A slightly different set of scarcely selected riders behind Kittel
KITTEL Marcel 80 16 teams
DEGENKOLB John 50 0 team
GROENEWEGEN Dylan 35 2 teams
SELIG Rüdiger 25 0 team
FROOME Chris 20 2 teams
KRISTOFF Alexander 15 0 team
BOUHANNI Nacer 10 1 team
MCLAY Daniel 5 5 teams
VANSPEYBROUCK Pieter 3 0 team
COLBRELLI Sonny 2 0 team
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 1 0 team


1 Kazistuta 120 (Kittel, Groenewegen, McLay)
2 GeraintTooFast 115 (Kittel, Groenewegen)
3 Bikeracer33, Mellow_Velo 85 (Kittel, McLay)
5 12 other Kittellers 80
17 Armchair_Cyclist, BicycleBoy 20
19 Trudgin 10
20 DJW 5
20 Scrool07 5
22 The rest 0

Standings
These are the Kittellers, the next highst is 50 behind ( and no doubt 130 behind by tonight)
1 Fauniera 512
1 Squire 512
3 GPBlanco 477
4 Hugo87 467
5 JustSomeGuy 454
6 Kabete 452
6 Shalgo 452
8 Mellow_Velo 451
9 Search 442
10 Kazistuta 441
11 Minessa 427
12 GeraintTooFast 417
13 Bikeracer33 406
14 Hayabusa 387
15 ThePirate81 377
16 LightBing 328
Collective_Wisdom 439

Yellow points

KITTEL Marcel 80 16 teams
GROENEWEGEN Dylan 38 2 teams
FROOME Chris 18 2 teams
BOUHANNI Nacer 14 1 team
MCLAY Daniel 5 5 teams
PAUWELS Serge 2 6 teams
FRANK Mathias 1 1 team
BRAJKOVIC Janez 1 6 teams
TEN DAM Laurens 1 1 team
KISERLOVSKI Robert 1 12 teams
CINK Ondrej 1 9 teams
...
ARU Fabio -3 20 teams
MARTIN Daniel -3 1 team
TALANSKY Andrew -4 3 teams
SEPULVEDA Eduardo -4 4 teams
MAJKA Rafal -28 3 teams

On the day
1 Kazistuta 123
2 GeraintTooFast 120
3 Bikeracer33 86
4 Mellow_Velo 82
5 Hayabusa 80
5 ThePirate81 80
7 Hugo87 79
8 Fauniera 78
8 JustSomeGuy 78
8 Kabete 78
8 Minessa 78
8 Shalgo 78
8 Squire 78
14 GPBlanco 76
15 Search 74
16 LightBing 53
17 Armchair_Cyclist 19
17 BicycleBoy 19
19 Trudgin 15
20 Scrool07 7
21 DJW 6
22 Del1962 4
23 AG 2
23 Rote_Laterne 2
25 CaptCavman 1
26 Hakkie2 -1
26 RattaKuningas -1
28 AmisVelo -2
28 Carlo_Algatrensig -2
28 LosBrolin -2
31 BluesInTheBottle -3
31 Josedin -3
31 Leadbelly -3
34 Vladimir -7
34 Yellow_Knight -7
36 Laarsland -10
37 Al_Pacino -27
38 Comodoro -31
Collective_Wisdom 78

Standings:
Not a lot happening: Laarsland and Amis Velo hang on to their positions in the top five, despite not having Kittel (but probably won't tonight), Minessa into the top ten, Hayabusa and The Pirate81 both have 5 place mid-table jumps.

1 Squire 1687
2 Fauniera 1684
3 Hugo87 1622
4 Laarsland 1530
5 AmisVelo 1474
6 Mellow_Velo 1451
7 GPBlanco 1334
8 Search 1319
9 Leadbelly 1284
10 Minessa 1239
11 Vladimir 1211
12 Shalgo 1187
13 Armchair_Cyclist 1184
13 Kabete 1184
15 JustSomeGuy 1166
16 Carlo_Algatrensig 1045
17 DJW 1039
18 Hakkie2 1013
19 Hayabusa 1011
20 ThePirate81 1006
21 BicycleBoy 978
22 LosBrolin 956
23 RattaKuningas 948
24 Comodoro 942
25 Kazistuta 926
26 Al_Pacino 921
27 GeraintTooFast 763
28 Yellow_Knight 755
29 BluesInTheBottle 725
30 Bikeracer33 686
31 Rote_Laterne 609
32 LightBing 588
33 Del1962 558
34 Scrool07 501
35 Josedin 415
36 Trudgin 409
37 CaptCavman 371
38 AG 275
Collective_Wisdom 1320
 
Stage 11 Groundhog day

Green points

KITTEL Marcel 80 16 teams
GROENEWEGEN Dylan 50 2 teams
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 35 0 team
MATTHEWS Michael 25 0 team
FROOME Chris 20 2 teams
MCLAY Daniel 15 5 teams
CIMOLAI Davide 10 2 teams
GREIPEL André 5 1 team
BOUHANNI Nacer 3 1 team
SWIFT Ben 2 4 teams
WYSS Danilo 1 0 team

You know who will be listed here by now...
1 Kazistuta 147 (Kittel, Groenewegen, McLay, Swift)
2 GeraintTooFast 130 (Kittel, Groenewegen)
3= Bikeracer33, Mellow_Velo 95 (Kittel, McLay)
5 ThePirate81 82 (Kittel, Swift)
6= Kittellers 80
17 BicycleBoy 22
18 Armchair_Cyclist 20
19 DJW, Scrool07 15
21 AmisVelo, Carlo_Algatrensig 10
23 RattaKuningas 5
24 Trudgin 3
25 Leadbelly 2
26 The rest 0


Standings
Kazistuta's specialist sprinters' team finally getting close to what I assume was its goal.
1 Fauniera 592
1 Squire 592
3 Kazistuta 588
4 GPBlanco 557
5 GeraintTooFast 547
5 Hugo87 547
7 Mellow_Velo 546
8 JustSomeGuy 534
9 Kabete 532
9 Shalgo 532
11 Search 522
12 Minessa 507
13 Bikeracer33 501
14 Hayabusa 467
15 ThePirate81 459
16 LightBing 408
17 Laarsland 277 (top non-Kitteller in this category)


Yellow points

KITTEL Marcel 80 16 teams
GROENEWEGEN Dylan 57 2 teams
FROOME Chris 20 2 teams
MCLAY Daniel 15 5 teams
CIMOLAI Davide 10 2 teams
GREIPEL André 5 1 team
SWIFT Ben 2 4 teams
ROGLIC Primoz 2 1 team
BOUHANNI Nacer 1 1 team
...
TEN DAM Laurens -1 1 team
ROLLAND Pierre -1 2 teams
SEPULVEDA Eduardo -2 4 teams


On the day

1 Kazistuta 154
2 GeraintTooFast 137
3 Bikeracer33 95
3 Mellow_Velo 95
5 ThePirate81 84
6 Fauniera 80
6 Hayabusa 80
6 Hugo87 80
6 JustSomeGuy 80
6 Kabete 80
6 LightBing 80
6 Minessa 80
6 Search 80
6 Shalgo 80
6 Squire 80
16 GPBlanco 78
17 BicycleBoy 22
18 Armchair_Cyclist 20
19 DJW 15
20 Scrool07 14
21 AmisVelo 10
21 Carlo_Algatrensig 10
23 RattaKuningas 5
24 Leadbelly 2
25 Trudgin 1
26 AG 0
26 Al_Pacino 0
26 Comodoro 0
26 Del1962 0
26 Hakkie2 0
26 LosBrolin 0
26 Vladimir 0
26 Yellow_Knight 0
34 CaptCavman -1
34 Rote_Laterne -1
36 BluesInTheBottle -2
36 Josedin -2
36 Laarsland -2
Collective_Wisdom 80


Standings
The three surviving non-Kittellers in the top ten all lose places, and Kazistuta's sprint squad makes a 7 place jump.

1 Squire 1767
2 Fauniera 1764
3 Hugo87 1702
4 Mellow_Velo 1546
5 Laarsland 1528
6 AmisVelo 1484
7 GPBlanco 1412
8 Search 1399
9 Minessa 1319
10 Leadbelly 1286
11 Shalgo 1267
12 Kabete 1264
13 JustSomeGuy 1246
14 Vladimir 1211
15 Armchair_Cyclist 1204
16 Hayabusa 1091
17 ThePirate81 1090
18 Kazistuta 1080
19 Carlo_Algatrensig 1055
20 DJW 1054
21 Hakkie2 1013
22 BicycleBoy 1000
23 LosBrolin 956
24 RattaKuningas 953
25 Comodoro 942
26 Al_Pacino 921
27 GeraintTooFast 900
28 Bikeracer33 781
29 Yellow_Knight 755
30 BluesInTheBottle 723
31 LightBing 668
32 Rote_Laterne 608
33 Del1962 558
34 Scrool07 515
35 Josedin 413
36 Trudgin 410
37 CaptCavman 370
38 AG 275
Collective_Wisdom 1400

At least there is potential for change tomorrow, but the riders with a chance of giving their managers a boost also have the danger of causing them a major slump.
 
Stage 12 Script torn up in Pyrenees

Green points
not Kittel! And the yellow jersey bonuses not with Sky!!

BARDET Romain 80 5 teams
URAN URAN Rigoberto 50 3 teams
ARU Fabio 55 20 teams
LANDA MEANA Mikel 25 0 team
MEINTJES Louis 15 19 teams
MARTIN Daniel 10 1 team
FROOME Chris 5 2 teams
BENNETT George 3 1 team
YATES Simon 2 0 team
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel 1 2 teams


1 AmisVelo 150 (Bardet, Aru, Meintjes)
2 Hugo87 135 (Bardet, Aru)
3 Fauniera, Squire 120 (Uran, Aru, Meintjes)
5 Laarsland 115 (Aru, Uran, Martin)
6 Al_Pacino, BluesInTheBottle, DJW 95 (Bardet, Meintjes)
9 Carlo_Algatrensig 73 (Aru, Meintjes, Bennett)
10 Vladimir 71 (Aru, Meintjes, Nieve)
11 Comodoro, GPBlanco, Leadbelly, LosBrolin, Search 70
16 Hakkie2 56
17 JustSomeGuy, Kabete, Mellow_Velo, Minessa, RattaKuningas, Shalgo, Yellow_Knight 55
24 Armchair_Cyclist 20
25 Del1962, Hayabusa, Kazistuta, Rote_Laterne, ThePirate81 15
30 BicycleBoy 5
31 The rest 0

Still no splitting those top two, joint third on the day
1 Fauniera 712
1 Squire 712
3 Hugo87 682
4 GPBlanco 627
5 Kazistuta 603
6 Mellow_Velo 601
7 Search 592
8 JustSomeGuy 589
9 Kabete 587
9 Shalgo 587

(Big news: possibility of the top non Kitteller overtaking the lowest Kitteller in this ranking tomorrow!)


Yellow points

Once the "heads of state" are at the top of GC rankings, subsequent changes are as much the result of failings and falls rather than active progress. So today there are 2 main falls: Froome's hands a huge dividend to Aru (and potentially several days of 20 point bonuses); Fuglsangs gives smaller numbers of points to many riders

ARU Fabio 208 20 teams
BARDET Romain 80 5 teams
URAN URAN Rigoberto 50 3 teams
DE GENDT Thomas 50 4 teams
MEINTJES Louis 35 19 teams
MARTIN Daniel 24 1 team
BENNETT George 23 1 team
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel 21 2 teams
BARGUIL Warren 10 6 teams
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto 10 1 team
...
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel -12 11 teams
TALANSKY Andrew -13 3 teams
SEPULVEDA Eduardo -15 4 teams
FROOME Chris -135 2 teams
FUGLSANG Jakob -228 3 teams


On the day:
The three Fuglsang teams mitigate their losses by having Aru or Bardet.
1 AmisVelo 340
2 Squire 304
3 Fauniera 300
4 Hugo87 289
5 Laarsland 272
6 Carlo_Algatrensig 271
6 RattaKuningas 271
8 Comodoro 261
9 Vladimir 259
10 LosBrolin 248
11 GPBlanco 235
12 Hakkie2 232
13 Search 230
14 Minessa 223
15 JustSomeGuy 222
16 Shalgo 219
17 Kabete 215
18 Yellow_Knight 186
19 Al_Pacino 132
20 BluesInTheBottle 106
21 Hayabusa 84
22 Del1962 59
23 Trudgin 45
24 Kazistuta 42
24 Rote_Laterne 42
26 ThePirate81 41
27 Mellow_Velo 35
28 Scrool07 26
29 Leadbelly 14
30 Bikeracer33 7
31 GeraintTooFast 1
32 LightBing -3
33 AG -4
34 Josedin -10
35 CaptCavman -11
36 Armchair_Cyclist -108
37 DJW -124
38 BicycleBoy -136
Collective_Wisdom 244


Standings:

Squire's lead more than doubles (from 3 points to 7) because although Fauniera's Kiserlovski moved up 2 places to 46th, Brajkovic went up from 45th to 39th. The gap between the two riders who are probably unaware that the game rests on their relative performances has gone out to 5:38 today.

Amis Velo is the highest placed team to see any improvement in position, up 2 places to 6th, Shalgo is into the top ten, and Ratta Kuningas has the biggest (7 place) improvement.

1 Squire 2071
2 Fauniera 2064
3 Hugo87 1991
4 AmisVelo 1824
5 Laarsland 1800
6 GPBlanco 1647
7 Search 1629
8 Mellow_Velo 1581
9 Minessa 1542
10 Shalgo 1486
11 Kabete 1479
12 Vladimir 1470
13 JustSomeGuy 1468
14 Carlo_Algatrensig 1326
15 Leadbelly 1300
16 Hakkie2 1245
17 RattaKuningas 1224
18 LosBrolin 1204
19 Comodoro 1203
20 Hayabusa 1175
21 ThePirate81 1131
22 Kazistuta 1122
23 Armchair_Cyclist 1096
24 Al_Pacino 1053
25 Yellow_Knight 941
26 DJW 930
27 GeraintTooFast 901
28 BicycleBoy 864
29 BluesInTheBottle 829
30 Bikeracer33 788
31 LightBing 665
32 Rote_Laterne 650
33 Del1962 617
34 Scrool07 541
35 Trudgin 455
36 Josedin 403
37 CaptCavman 359
38 AG 271
Collective_Wisdom 1644
 
Stage 13 Short, sharp, could have been a shock.

BARGUIL Warren 80 6 teams
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander 50 0 team
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto 35 1 team
LANDA MEANA Mikel 25 0 team
ARU Fabio 22 20 teams
YATES Simon 15 0 team
MARTIN Daniel 10 1 team
KWIATKOWSKI Michal 5 0 team
FROOME Chris 3 2 teams
URAN URAN Rigoberto 1 3 teams

1 Scrool07 115 (Barguil, Contador)
2 AmisVelo, Vladimir 102 (Barguil, Aru)
4 Al_Pacino, Hayabusa, ThePirate81 80 (Barguil)
7 Laarsland 33 (Aru, Martin, Uran)
8 Fauniera, Squire 23 (Aru,Uran)
10 Aruvians 22
25 Armchair_Cyclist, BicycleBoy 3 (Froome)
27 The rest 0

Standings:
AmisVelo and Laarsland have both overhauled a Kitteler!
1 Fauniera 735
1 Squire 735
3 Hugo87 704
4 GPBlanco 649
5 Mellow_Velo 623
6 Search 614
7 JustSomeGuy 611
8 Kabete 609
8 Shalgo 609
10 Kazistuta 603
11 Minessa 584
12 Hayabusa 562
13 ThePirate81 554
14 GeraintTooFast 547
15 Bikeracer33 501
16 AmisVelo 457
17 Laarsland 425
18 LightBing 408
19 Vladimir 393
20 RattaKuningas 319

Yellow points

BARGUIL Warren 103 6 teams
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto 57 1 team
ARU Fabio 23 20 teams
MEINTJES Louis 20 19 teams
MARTIN Guillaume 10 2 teams
...
ROLLAND Pierre -12 2 teams
DE GENDT Thomas -15 4 teams
MARTIN Daniel -24 1 team
BENNETT George -40 1 team
FUGLSANG Jakob -63 3 teams

On the day:
1 Vladimir 151
2 Scrool07 149
3 AmisVelo 147
4 Al_Pacino 124
5 ThePirate81 117
6 Hayabusa 108
7 GPBlanco 51
8 Search 49
9 LosBrolin 48
10 Fauniera 45
10 Hakkie2 45
10 Squire 45
13 Comodoro 44
14 Kazistuta 30
15 Del1962 29
15 Hugo87 29
17 Armchair_Cyclist 27
18 JustSomeGuy 25
19 Kabete 24
19 Shalgo 24
21 Yellow_Knight 23
22 BluesInTheBottle 21
23 Rote_Laterne 20
24 Minessa 19
25 RattaKuningas 16
26 AG 12
27 GeraintTooFast 6
27 LightBing 6
29 Carlo_Algatrensig 3
30 Bikeracer33 1
31 CaptCavman 0
31 Josedin 0
31 Laarsland 0
34 BicycleBoy -2
35 Leadbelly -16
36 Trudgin -18
37 DJW -38
38 Mellow_Velo -55
Collective_Wisdom 46

Standings: I normally try to mention the biggest riser, the highest placed to have risen in the table, and any new names in the top 10: One word suffices for all three today, Vladimir.
1 Squire 2116
2 Fauniera 2109
3 Hugo87 2020
4 AmisVelo 1971
5 Laarsland 1800
6 GPBlanco 1698
7 Search 1678
8 Vladimir 1621
9 Minessa 1561
10 Mellow_Velo 1526
11 Shalgo 1510
12 Kabete 1503
13 JustSomeGuy 1493
14 Carlo_Algatrensig 1329
15 Hakkie2 1290
16 Leadbelly 1284
17 Hayabusa 1283
18 LosBrolin 1252
19 ThePirate81 1248
20 Comodoro 1247
21 RattaKuningas 1240
22 Al_Pacino 1177
23 Kazistuta 1152
24 Armchair_Cyclist 1123
25 Yellow_Knight 964
26 GeraintTooFast 907
27 DJW 892
28 BicycleBoy 862
29 BluesInTheBottle 850
30 Bikeracer33 789
31 Scrool07 690
32 LightBing 671
33 Rote_Laterne 670
34 Del1962 646
35 Trudgin 437
36 Josedin 403
37 CaptCavman 359
38 AG 283
Collective_Wisdom 1690
 
Stage 14

Green points

Like stage 3, Classics riders' stages are not the place to find major points in these games.

MATTHEWS Michael 80 0 team
VAN AVERMAET Greg 50 0 team
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 35 0 team
GILBERT Philippe 25 0 team
FROOME Chris 25 2 teams
MCCARTHY Jay 15 0 team
COLBRELLI Sonny 10 0 team
MARTIN Daniel 3 1 team
URAN URAN Rigoberto 2 3 teams
BENOOT Tiesj 1 0 team

1= Armchair_Cyclist, BicycleBoy 25
3 Laarsland 5
4= Fauniera, Squire 2

Standings: The two joint leaders are 2 points farther ahead of everyone else.

Yellow points Normal Sky service resumed

Not many changes of position
FROOME Chris 177 2 teams
DE GENDT Thomas 15 4 teams
LATOUR Pierre 10 3 teams
MARTIN Daniel 4 1 team
FRANK Mathias 4 1 team
BROWN Nathan 3 4 teams
URAN URAN Rigoberto 2 3 teams
KISERLOVSKI Robert 2 12 teams
BRAMBILLA Gianluca 2 2 teams
BAKELANTS Jan 2 1 team
...
BOUHANNI Nacer -1 1 team
BRAJKOVIC Janez -3 6 teams
GROENEWEGEN Dylan -5 2 teams
ROLLAND Pierre -5 2 teams
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel -8 11 teams
TALANSKY Andrew -10 3 teams
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel -10 2 teams
ROGLIC Primoz -10 1 team
ARU Fabio -152 20 teams


On the day:
1 BicycleBoy 177
2 Armchair_Cyclist 166
3 Trudgin 24
4 Josedin 10
5 Hayabusa 9
6 Del1962 7
7 BluesInTheBottle 3
8 Al_Pacino 2
8 Bikeracer33 2
10 LightBing -3
10 Scrool07 -3
12 DJW -4
13 Kazistuta -5
14 AG -8
14 CaptCavman -8
16 ThePirate81 -10
17 Rote_Laterne -13
18 GeraintTooFast -14
19 Mellow_Velo -137
19 RattaKuningas -137
21 Laarsland -146
22 JustSomeGuy -147
23 Fauniera -148
24 Comodoro -149
25 AmisVelo -150
25 Carlo_Algatrensig -150
25 Kabete -150
25 LosBrolin -150
25 Minessa -150
30 GPBlanco -152
31 Squire -153
32 Shalgo -155
33 Leadbelly -160
33 Search -160
35 Hugo87 -161
36 Yellow_Knight -162
37 Hakkie2 -170
38 Vladimir -172
Collective_Wisdom -154


Standings: All the Aru teams in the top 13 dropped roughly the same number of points, so none of them changed position at all. Hayabusa is the top placed to have moved, and Armchair Cyclist's 9 place rise is the best of the day.

But in the all important Brajkovic/Kiserlovski battle, Janez had an off day, finishing 4:45 behind his rival, and losing 3 places on GC, while Kiserlovski moves up 2 GC places. That means there are now just 2 points between Squire and Fauniera, and 53 seconds between the two unaware protagonists.

1 Squire 1963
2 Fauniera 1961
3 Hugo87 1859
4 AmisVelo 1821
5 Laarsland 1654
6 GPBlanco 1546
7 Search 1518
8 Vladimir 1449
9 Minessa 1411
10 Mellow_Velo 1389
11 Shalgo 1355
12 Kabete 1353
13 JustSomeGuy 1346
14 Hayabusa 1292
15 Armchair_Cyclist 1289
16 ThePirate81 1238
17 Al_Pacino 1179
17 Carlo_Algatrensig 1179
19 Kazistuta 1147
20 Leadbelly 1124
21 Hakkie2 1120
22 RattaKuningas 1103
23 LosBrolin 1102
24 Comodoro 1098
25 BicycleBoy 1039
26 GeraintTooFast 893
27 DJW 888
28 BluesInTheBottle 853
29 Yellow_Knight 802
30 Bikeracer33 791
31 Scrool07 687
32 LightBing 668
33 Rote_Laterne 657
34 Del1962 653
35 Trudgin 461
36 Josedin 413
37 CaptCavman 351
38 AG 275
Collective_Wisdom 1536
 
Stage 15 Nearly mayhem in the Midi

Green points

This is where points in the Tour game are harder to come by than in the Giro/Vuelta editions. In Mayor August, there are budget riders who might feature in such a breakaway: only one of this lot would have cost less than 300pts of your budget.

MOLLEMA Bauke 80 0 team
ULISSI Diego 50 0 team
GALLOPIN Tony 35 0 team
ROGLIC Primoz 25 1 team
FROOME Chris 20 2 teams
BARGUIL Warren 15 6 teams
ROCHE Nicolas 10 0 team
CALMEJANE Lilian 5 0 team
BAKELANTS Jan 3 1 team
PINOT Thibaut 2 2 teams
PAUWELS Serge 1 6 teams

1 ThePirate81 40 (Roglic & Barguil)
2= Armchair_Cyclis, BicycleBoy 20 (Froome)
4 Hayabusa 18 (Barguil & Bakelants)
5= Al_Pacino, AmisVelo, Scrool07, Vladimir 15 (Barguil)
9= Trudgin, Yellow_Knight 2 (Pinot)
11= AG, Del1962, GPBlanco, Hakkie2, RattaKuningas, Rote_Laterne 1
17 All others 0

1 Fauniera 737
1 Squire 737
3 Hugo87 704
4 GPBlanco 650
5 Mellow_Velo 623
6 Search 614
7 JustSomeGuy 611
8 Kabete 609
8 Shalgo 609
10 Kazistuta 603
11 ThePirate81 594
12 Minessa 584
13 Hayabusa 580
14 GeraintTooFast 547
15 Bikeracer33 501
16 AmisVelo 472
17 Laarsland 430
18 LightBing 408
18 Vladimir 408
20 RattaKuningas 320
21 BicycleBoy 307
22 Armchair_Cyclist 305
23 Al_Pacino 284
24 Hakkie2 244
25 LosBrolin 237
26 Scrool07 232
27 Leadbelly 219
28 Carlo_Algatrensig 215
29 Yellow_Knight 209
30 Rote_Laterne 206
31 Comodoro 203
32 CaptCavman 189
33 DJW 174
34 BluesInTheBottle 162
35 Josedin 75
36 Trudgin 61
37 AG 52
38 Del1962 41
Collective_Wisdom 611


Yellow points
Not the dramatic change that looked possible for a few minutes.

ROGLIC Primoz 58 1 team
BARGUIL Warren 35 6 teams
MARTIN Daniel 30 1 team
FROOME Chris 20 2 teams
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto 20 1 team
MEINTJES Louis 20 19 teams
KISERLOVSKI Robert 7 12 teams
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel 6 11 teams
BAKELANTS Jan 5 1 team
...
MARTIN Guillaume -5 2 teams
BENNETT George -10 1 team
DE GENDT Thomas -15 4 teams
LATOUR Pierre -20 3 teams
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel -20 2 teams


On the day:
1 ThePirate81 113
2 Al_Pacino 62
2 AmisVelo 62
2 Scrool07 62
5 Hayabusa 47
6 Armchair_Cyclist 43
7 Laarsland 30
7 Vladimir 30
9 Rote_Laterne 29
10 Fauniera 27
11 DJW 26
11 Leadbelly 26
13 GPBlanco 23
13 LosBrolin 23
15 Search 22
16 BluesInTheBottle 21
16 Comodoro 21
16 Squire 21
19 BicycleBoy 20
20 Kazistuta 15
21 GeraintTooFast 14
21 Hugo87 14
21 LightBing 14
24 AG 9
25 Carlo_Algatrensig 8
25 JustSomeGuy 8
27 Bikeracer33 7
27 Kabete 7
29 CaptCavman 6
30 Del1962 4
31 Shalgo 1
31 Yellow_Knight 1
33 Minessa -2
34 RattaKuningas -12
35 Mellow_Velo -15
36 Hakkie2 -16
37 Josedin -20
38 Trudgin -33
Collective_Wisdom 30

Standings:
Kiserlovski was in the break, and although he didn't feature in the latter stages (he was overtaken by Dan Martin near the end), he was 5'20 ahead of Brajkovic, whom he overtakes, as well as a few others, thus boosting Fauniera ahead of Search. Amis Velo also moves up to the virtual podium. Pirate81, Los Brolin and Comodoro all moved up 2 spots, nobody did more.

1 Fauniera 1988
2 Squire 1984
3 AmisVelo 1883
4 Hugo87 1873
5 Laarsland 1684
6 GPBlanco 1569
7 Search 1540
8 Vladimir 1479
9 Minessa 1409
10 Mellow_Velo 1374
11 Kabete 1360
12 Shalgo 1356
13 JustSomeGuy 1354
14 ThePirate81 1351
15 Hayabusa 1339
16 Armchair_Cyclist 1332
17 Al_Pacino 1241
18 Carlo_Algatrensig 1187
19 Kazistuta 1162
20 Leadbelly 1150
21 LosBrolin 1125
22 Comodoro 1119
23 Hakkie2 1104
24 RattaKuningas 1091
25 BicycleBoy 1059
26 DJW 914
27 GeraintTooFast 907
28 BluesInTheBottle 874
29 Yellow_Knight 803
30 Bikeracer33 798
31 Scrool07 749
32 Rote_Laterne 686
33 LightBing 682
34 Del1962 657
35 Trudgin 428
36 Josedin 393
37 CaptCavman 357
38 AG 284
Collective_Wisdom 1566
 
Rest Day 2

So where have all those points come from?

Green points
Unlike the green jersey IRL, this catgory yields the same amount of points every day: 80 to the stage winner down to 1 for tenth, plus 20 point bonus for whoever receives the yellow that evening (no bonus next Sunday though)

Looking at this, its no wonder that those with Kittel and Aru dominate (No-one combines Kittel with Froome or Demare):
1 KITTEL Marcel 402 16 teams
2 FROOME Chris 275 2 teams
3 MATTHEWS Michael 202 0 team
4 DEMARE Arnaud 190 1 team
5 ARU Fabio 182 20 teams
6 THOMAS Geraint 164 1 team
7 BARGUIL Warren 145 6 teams
8 URAN URAN Rigoberto 138 3 teams
9 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 122 0 team
10 BARDET Romain 120 5 teams
10 GROENEWEGEN Dylan 120 2 teams
12 KRISTOFF Alexander 115 0 team
13 GREIPEL André 112 1 team
14 MARTIN Daniel 110 1 team
15 CALMEJANE Lilian 85 0 team
16 SAGAN Peter 81 0 team
17 MOLLEMA Bauke 80 0 team

Yellow Points
This includes the above, but also points for the mountain and points categories in the same distribution as for a stage, and the GC standings points: 600 for first, then 450, 380, 320, 290 down to 21 for 50th and 20 for all finishers below that.

1 FROOME Chris 887 2 teams
2 ARU Fabio 636 20 teams
3 KITTEL Marcel 502 16 teams
4 BARDET Romain 500 5 teams
5 URAN URAN Rigoberto 458 3 teams
6 MARTIN Daniel 408 1 team
7 BARGUIL Warren 345 6 teams
8 LANDA MEANA Mikel 338 0 team
9 MATTHEWS Michael 272 0 team
10 YATES Simon 257 0 team
11 CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto 220 1 team
12 MEINTJES Louis 215 19 teams
13 QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander 193 0 team
14 DEMARE Arnaud 190 1 team
15 GREIPEL André 167 1 team
16 THOMAS Geraint 164 1 team
17 KRISTOFF Alexander 160 0 team
17 CARUSO Damiano 160 0 team
19 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 152 0 team
20 GROENEWEGEN Dylan 145 2 teams

The problem that most managers found was selecting any riders who were inexpensive but had much point winning potential. The average budget per rider was 444, so moderately expensive picks (between average and 2x average spend) could have yielded:
URAN URAN Rigoberto 458 3 teams
LANDA MEANA Mikel 338 0 teams
MEINTJES Louis 215 19 teams
THOMAS Geraint 164 1 teams
CARUSO Damiano 160 0 teams
BENNETT George 138 1 teams
CALMEJANE Lilian 134 0 teams
LATOUR Pierre 110 3 teams
GALLOPIN Tony 90 0 teams
BUCHMANN Emanuel 88 7 teams


Spending between average and half of that offered little earning power, with one notable exception:
BARGUIL Warren 345 6 teams
VUILLERMOZ Alexis 109 0 team
MARTIN Guillaume 107 2 teams
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel 101 2 teams
ROCHE Nicolas 76 0 team
KREUZIGER Roman 72 5 teams
KÜNG Stefan 70 2 teams
PAUWELS Serge 66 6 teams
BAKELANTS Jan 62 1 team
KIRYIENKA Vasil 55 0 team
SELIG Rüdiger 52 0 team
HARDY Romain 52 0 team

And the riders half of budget or below, who we all have to look at to be able to afford the top men, have had very little to offer, most of us having at least opted for the best return available:
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto 82 22 teams
FEILLU Brice 77 0 teams
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel 47 11 teams
DEGAND Thomas 39 0 teams
GASTAUER Ben 37 0 teams
KISERLOVSKI Robert 35 12 teams
BROWN Nathan 34 4 teams
BRAJKOVIC Janez 31 6 teams
CIMOLAI Davide 30 2 teams
GAUTIER Cyril 30 0 teams
MOINARD Amaël 24 0 teams
VANSPEYBROUCK Pieter 23 0 teams
 
Stage 16 echelons, ish

Green points


The sprinters who might have earned some teams points came in 16 minutes later

MATTHEWS Michael 80 0 team
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 50 0 team
DEGENKOLB John 35 0 team
VAN AVERMAET Greg 25 0 team
FROOME Chris 20 2 teams
LAPORTE Christophe 15 2 teams
KEUKELEIRE Jens 10 0 team
GALLOPIN Tony 5 0 team
BENOOT Tiesj 3 0 team
BODNAR Maciej 2 0 team
HARDY Romain 1 0 team

Only two riders scored, and Bicycle Boy has them both.
1 BicycleBoy 35
2 Armchair_Cyclist 20
3 Yellow_Knight 15

Not really worth the bandwidth to post a standings list: BB moves up to one to 20th.

Yellow points

Where Martin, Contador and Bennett lose out, others (mainly unselected) gain.

FROOME Chris 21 2 teams
LAPORTE Christophe 15 2 teams
BARGUIL Warren 10 6 teams
LATOUR Pierre 10 3 teams
MARTIN Guillaume 10 2 teams
...
ROGLIC Primoz -10 1 team
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto -40 1 team
MARTIN Daniel -61 1 team
BENNETT George -130 1 team

On the day

1 BicycleBoy 36
2 Del1962 25
3 Armchair_Cyclist 24
4 Al_Pacino 22
5 AmisVelo 21
6 Hakkie2 17
7 Josedin 16
7 Kazistuta 16
7 Trudgin 16
10 Hayabusa 14
10 Yellow_Knight 14
12 GeraintTooFast 13
12 LosBrolin 13
14 Bikeracer33 12
14 Comodoro 12
14 Hugo87 12
14 JustSomeGuy 12
18 Fauniera 11
18 Kabete 11
18 Leadbelly 11
18 Minessa 11
18 Vladimir 11
23 Rote_Laterne 10
24 LightBing 7
24 RattaKuningas 7
24 Search 7
27 DJW 6
27 Shalgo 6
27 Squire 6
27 ThePirate81 6
31 Mellow_Velo 5
32 AG 2
33 BluesInTheBottle 1
33 GPBlanco 1
35 CaptCavman 0
36 Scrool07 -22
37 Laarsland -56
38 Carlo_Algatrensig -125
Collective_Wisdom 11

Standings
Kiserlovski again did better than Brajkovic, so Fauniera's lead grows. Ten riders move up one place: Just Some Guy in 12th being the highest placed of them. 7 of those sharing in the daily riser award do so courtesy of Carlos Algatrensig's Bennett related losses.
1 Fauniera 1999
2 Squire 1990
3 AmisVelo 1904
4 Hugo87 1885
5 Laarsland 1628
6 GPBlanco 1570
7 Search 1547
8 Vladimir 1490
9 Minessa 1420
10 Mellow_Velo 1379
11 Kabete 1371
12 JustSomeGuy 1366
13 Shalgo 1362
14 ThePirate81 1357
15 Armchair_Cyclist 1356
16 Hayabusa 1353
17 Al_Pacino 1263
18 Kazistuta 1178
19 Leadbelly 1161
20 LosBrolin 1138
21 Comodoro 1131
22 Hakkie2 1121
23 RattaKuningas 1098
24 BicycleBoy 1095
25 Carlo_Algatrensig 1062
26 DJW 920
26 GeraintTooFast 920
28 BluesInTheBottle 875
29 Yellow_Knight 817
30 Bikeracer33 810
31 Scrool07 727
32 Rote_Laterne 696
33 LightBing 689
34 Del1962 682
35 Trudgin 444
36 Josedin 409
37 CaptCavman 357
38 AG 286
Collective_Wisdom 1577
 
Stage 17 Alps at last

Green points

The riders with GC points predicted occasionally pop up for green points too.

ROGLIC Primoz 80 1 team
FROOME Chris 55 2 teams
URAN URAN Rigoberto 50 3 teams
BARDET Romain 25 5 teams
BARGUIL Warren 15 6 teams
LANDA MEANA Mikel 10 0 team
MARTIN Daniel 5 1 team
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto 3 1 team
MEINTJES Louis 2 19 teams
ARU Fabio 1 20 teams


1 ThePirate81 97 (Roglic, Barguil, Meintjes)
2 Armchair_Cyclist 57 (Froome, Meintjes)
3 Laarsland 56 (Uran, Martin, Aru)
4 BicycleBoy 55 (Froome)
5 Fauniera, Squire 53 (Uran, Meintjes, Aru)
7 AmisVelo 43 (Bardet, Barguil, Meintjes, Aru)
8 Al_Pacino 42 (Bardet, Barguil, Meintjes)
9= BluesInTheBottle, DJW 27 (Bardet, Meintjes)
11 Hugo87 26
12= Scrool07, Vladimir 18
14 Hayabusa 17
15= Those who link Meintjes and Aru 2
21= Meintjes teams 2
24= Aru teams 1
32 Those who put GC hopes in Porte, Izaguirre or Pinot 0


Although he will make no further contribution to this category, Kittel's teams will continue to dominate.
1 Fauniera 790
1 Squire 790
3 Hugo87 730
4 ThePirate81 691
5 GPBlanco 653
6 Mellow_Velo 624
7 Search 617
8 JustSomeGuy 612
9 Kabete 610
9 Shalgo 610
11 Kazistuta 605
12 Hayabusa 597
13 Minessa 585
14 GeraintTooFast 547
15 AmisVelo 515
16 Bikeracer33 501
17 Laarsland 486
18 Vladimir 426
19 LightBing 408
20 BicycleBoy 397
21 Armchair_Cyclist 382
22 Al_Pacino 326
23 RattaKuningas 321
24 Scrool07 250
25 Hakkie2 245
26 LosBrolin 240
27 Yellow_Knight 225
28 Leadbelly 222
29 Carlo_Algatrensig 218
30 Rote_Laterne 208
31 Comodoro 206
32 DJW 201
33 BluesInTheBottle 189
33 CaptCavman 189
35 Josedin 75
36 Trudgin 61
37 AG 52
38 Del1962 43
Collective_Wisdom 614

Yellow points
Aru is the most selected rider among GC contenders, so many teams had a poor day today. Almost as many lose Kittel's leadership of the points classification.

URAN URAN Rigoberto 181 3 teams
ROGLIC Primoz 94 1 team
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto 56 1 team
FROOME Chris 55 2 teams
BARGUIL Warren 45 6 teams
MARTIN Daniel 34 1 team
PAUWELS Serge 26 6 teams
BARDET Romain 25 5 teams
GREIPEL André 15 1 team
FRANK Mathias 12 1 team
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel 10 2 teams
...
MARTIN Guillaume -10 2 teams
MCLAY Daniel -20 5 teams
PINOT Thibaut -20 2 teams
LATOUR Pierre -55 3 teams
KITTEL Marcel -100 16 teams
ARU Fabio -132 20 teams


On the day:
1 Laarsland 77
2 Scrool07 75
3 Al_Pacino 62
4 Armchair_Cyclist 57
5 BicycleBoy 55
6 Rote_Laterne 38
7 ThePirate81 35
8 AG 32
9 BluesInTheBottle 27
10 DJW 25
11 CaptCavman 13
12 Del1962 -35
13 Hayabusa -46
14 Josedin -49
15 Fauniera -59
16 Squire -63
17 AmisVelo -70
18 Vladimir -73
19 Trudgin -79
20 RattaKuningas -95
21 LightBing -98
22 Hakkie2 -106
23 GeraintTooFast -114
24 Carlo_Algatrensig -124
24 Leadbelly -124
26 Bikeracer33 -130
26 Comodoro -130
28 Kazistuta -136
29 LosBrolin -138
30 Yellow_Knight -152
31 GPBlanco -204
32 Hugo87 -219
33 Search -232
34 Minessa -233
35 JustSomeGuy -242
35 Kabete -242
37 Shalgo -246
38 Mellow_Velo -256
Collective_Wisdom -237

Standings
Kiserlovski now has about 3 minutes over Brajkovic: if Squire is to make up ground, it might have to be through Tulik, Poljanski or Bevin (or a DNF for Voeckler, Boudat or Kozhatayev). Laarsland overtakes Hugo87, placing the three Uran teams in the top 4. Although Froome is the rider who least obviously gained points from Aru's difficulties, but the two biggest risers are the two who invested in him: Armchair up 8 to 7th, and Bicycle Boy up 10 spots. 6 and 7 place leaps respectively bring The Pirate81 and AlPacino into the top ten as well as Armchair.

1 Fauniera 1940
2 Squire 1927
3 AmisVelo 1834
4 Laarsland 1705
5 Hugo87 1666
6 Vladimir 1417
7 Armchair_Cyclist 1413
8 ThePirate81 1392
9 GPBlanco 1366
10 Al_Pacino 1325
11 Search 1315
12 Hayabusa 1307
13 Minessa 1187
14 BicycleBoy 1150
15 Kabete 1129
16 JustSomeGuy 1124
17 Mellow_Velo 1123
18 Shalgo 1116
19 Kazistuta 1042
20 Leadbelly 1037
21 Hakkie2 1015
22 RattaKuningas 1003
23 Comodoro 1001
24 LosBrolin 1000
25 DJW 945
26 Carlo_Algatrensig 938
27 BluesInTheBottle 902
28 GeraintTooFast 806
29 Scrool07 802
30 Rote_Laterne 734
31 Bikeracer33 680
32 Yellow_Knight 665
33 Del1962 647
34 LightBing 591
35 CaptCavman 370
36 Trudgin 365
37 Josedin 360
38 AG 318
Collective_Wisdom 1340
 
Stage 18 They have now climbed every mountain

Green points

BARGUIL Warren 80 6 teams
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin 50 1 team
FROOME Chris 45 2 teams
BARDET Romain 35 5 teams
URAN URAN Rigoberto 15 3 teams
LANDA MEANA Mikel 10 0 team
MEINTJES Louis 5 19 teams
MARTIN Daniel 3 1 team
YATES Simon 2 0 team
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto 1 1 team

1= Al_Pacino, AmisVelo 120
3= Hayabusa, ThePirate81, Vladimir 85
6 Scrool07 81
7= Armchair_Cyclist, CaptCavman 50
9 BicycleBoy 45
10= BluesInTheBottle, DJW 40
12 Hugo87 35
13= Fauniera, Squire 20
15 Laarsland 18
16= Meintjes teams 5
25= Others 0

Standings:
Non-Kittel team in top ten shock! (Amis Velo reaches 7th through Barguil)
1 Fauniera 810
1 Squire 810
3 ThePirate81 776
4 Hugo87 765
5 Hayabusa 682
6 GPBlanco 658
7 AmisVelo 635
8 Mellow_Velo 624
9 Search 622
10 JustSomeGuy 612
11 Kabete 610
11 Kazistuta 610
11 Shalgo 610
14 Minessa 585
15 GeraintTooFast 547
16 Vladimir 511
17 Laarsland 504
18 Bikeracer33 501
19 Al_Pacino 446
20 BicycleBoy 442
21 Armchair_Cyclist 432
22 LightBing 408
23 Scrool07 331
24 RattaKuningas 321
25 Hakkie2 245
25 LosBrolin 245
27 DJW 241
28 CaptCavman 239
29 BluesInTheBottle 229
30 Leadbelly 227
31 Yellow_Knight 225
32 Carlo_Algatrensig 223
33 Rote_Laterne 213
34 Comodoro 211
35 Josedin 75
36 Trudgin 61
37 AG 52
38 Del1962 48
Collective_Wisdom 619


Yellow points

BARDET Romain 115 5 teams
BARGUIL Warren 102 6 teams
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin 77 1 team
FROOME Chris 57 2 teams
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel 10 2 teams
...
PAUWELS Serge -10 6 teams
ROGLIC Primoz -12 1 team
ARU Fabio -30 20 teams
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto -32 1 team
URAN URAN Rigoberto -55 3 teams


On the day
Losses for the teams with the palindromic pair (Uran/Aru), but will they be reversed on Saturday?

1 Al_Pacino 232
2 AmisVelo 202
3 DJW 124
4 Hayabusa 118
5 BluesInTheBottle 116
6 Hugo87 101
6 ThePirate81 101
8 Vladimir 93
9 CaptCavman 81
10 Scrool07 76
11 Armchair_Cyclist 70
12 BicycleBoy 57
13 GeraintTooFast 13
14 Bikeracer33 10
15 LightBing 4
16 Kazistuta 3
16 Trudgin 3
18 Rote_Laterne -1
19 Del1962 -3
20 AG -6
20 Josedin -6
22 LosBrolin -13
23 Leadbelly -15
23 Search -15
25 Kabete -20
26 Mellow_Velo -21
27 Shalgo -22
28 Comodoro -23
29 JustSomeGuy -24
29 Minessa -24
31 Carlo_Algatrensig -25
31 Hakkie2 -25
33 Yellow_Knight -26
34 RattaKuningas -31
35 GPBlanco -35
36 Fauniera -70
37 Squire -72
38 Laarsland -79
Collective_Wisdom -13

Standings

Kiserlovski beats Brajkovic in the battle that neither of them know about, but suddenly it is much less important. Good news for Barguil and Bardet, losses for Uran and Aru, and suddenly Amis Velo jumps from third to top spot. The other team with both Bar-men, Al Pacino, rises from 10th to 6th, but DJW's 6 place jump is best of the day.

1 AmisVelo 2036
2 Fauniera 1870
3 Squire 1855
4 Hugo87 1767
5 Laarsland 1626
6 Al_Pacino 1557
7 Vladimir 1510
8 ThePirate81 1493
9 Armchair_Cyclist 1483
10 Hayabusa 1425
11 GPBlanco 1331
12 Search 1300
13 BicycleBoy 1207
14 Minessa 1163
15 Kabete 1109
16 Mellow_Velo 1102
17 JustSomeGuy 1100
18 Shalgo 1094
19 DJW 1069
20 Kazistuta 1045
21 Leadbelly 1022
22 BluesInTheBottle 1018
23 Hakkie2 990
24 LosBrolin 987
25 Comodoro 978
26 RattaKuningas 972
27 Carlo_Algatrensig 913
28 Scrool07 878
29 GeraintTooFast 819
30 Rote_Laterne 733
31 Bikeracer33 690
32 Del1962 644
33 Yellow_Knight 639
34 LightBing 595
35 CaptCavman 451
36 Trudgin 368
37 Josedin 354
38 AG 312
Collective_Wisdom 1327
 
Stage 19 Which way around the roundabout?

A day that will not be causing much change in the game:

BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 80 0 team
ARNDT Nikias 50 0 team
KEUKELEIRE Jens 35 0 team
BENNATI Daniele 25 0 team
FROOME Chris 20 2 teams
DE GENDT Thomas 15 4 teams
CHAVANEL Sylvain 10 0 team
GESBERT Elie 5 4 teams
BAKELANTS Jan 3 1 team
ALBASINI Michael 2 0 team
PERICHON Pierre-Luc 1 0 team

1= Armchair_Cyclist, BicycleBoy 20
3 Hayabusa 18 (De Gendt and Bakelants)
4= Mellow_Velo, RattaKuningas, Trudgin 15
7= Al_Pacino, Comodoro, LosBrolin, Yellow_Knight 5
11= Everyone else 0

Standings
Hayabusa and Mellow Velo both scored, slightly, today. Froome has now got more points in this category than Kittel, but Froome teams had less back up quality in their teams, so are still 19th and 20th in this classification.
1 Fauniera 810
1 Squire 810
3 ThePirate81 776
4 Hugo87 765
5 Hayabusa 700
6 GPBlanco 658
7 Mellow_Velo 639
8 AmisVelo 635
9 Search 622
10 JustSomeGuy 612


Yellow points

DE GENDT Thomas 20 4 teams
FROOME Chris 15 2 teams
BAKELANTS Jan 7 1 team
KISERLOVSKI Robert 6 12 teams
GESBERT Elie 5 4 teams
...
PAUWELS Serge -5 6 teams
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto -6 22 teams
CINK Ondrej -20 9 teams


On the day

1 Hayabusa 21
2 Mellow_Velo 14
3 RattaKuningas 9
4 Armchair_Cyclist 8
5 Al_Pacino 5
6 Yellow_Knight 4
7 LosBrolin 3
7 Search 3
9 LightBing 2
10 AmisVelo 0
10 Bikeracer33 0
10 Fauniera 0
10 JustSomeGuy 0
10 Kabete 0
15 Comodoro -1
16 Vladimir -3
17 CaptCavman -4
18 BicycleBoy -5
18 GeraintTooFast -5
18 Hugo87 -5
21 DJW -6
21 Laarsland -6
23 Shalgo -7
23 Squire -7
25 Trudgin -8
26 AG -9
26 Rote_Laterne -9
28 Kazistuta -10
28 Leadbelly -10
28 ThePirate81 -10
31 Scrool07 -15
32 Hakkie2 -19
33 BluesInTheBottle -20
33 Carlo_Algatrensig -20
35 Josedin -22
36 GPBlanco -25
37 Minessa -26
38 Del1962 -34
Collective_Wisdom -2

Standings:

The only change in the top ten is Armchair Cyclist overhauling The Pirate81. Only 5 teams move up at all, only Ratta Kuninga moves by 2 places.

1 AmisVelo 2036
2 Fauniera 1870
3 Squire 1848
4 Hugo87 1762
5 Laarsland 1620
6 Al_Pacino 1562
7 Vladimir 1507
8 Armchair_Cyclist 1491
9 ThePirate81 1483
10 Hayabusa 1446
11 GPBlanco 1306
12 Search 1303
13 BicycleBoy 1202
14 Minessa 1137
15 Mellow_Velo 1116
16 Kabete 1109
17 JustSomeGuy 1100
18 Shalgo 1087
19 DJW 1063
20 Kazistuta 1035
21 Leadbelly 1012
22 BluesInTheBottle 998
23 LosBrolin 990
24 RattaKuningas 981
25 Comodoro 977
26 Hakkie2 971
27 Carlo_Algatrensig 893
28 Scrool07 863
29 GeraintTooFast 814
30 Rote_Laterne 724
31 Bikeracer33 690
32 Yellow_Knight 643
33 Del1962 610
34 LightBing 597
35 CaptCavman 447
36 Trudgin 360
37 Josedin 332
38 AG 303
Collective_Wisdom 1325

In the absence of Kittel, I can't imagine Sunday having any more impact on the game than today did (or than Sunday will in the real event), so it is all down to tomorrow.
 

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