2018-20 Emerging Riders CQ Game

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Like the equivalent post in the 2017-19 edition, this has been at Velorooms for six weeks, but this forum was acting up when I would have gone to copy it. And no-one asked after it...

Year 2, Month 6 3-30 June

JAKOBSEN Fabio 250 (Won National champs, 2nd in Elfstedenronde, team win in Hammer Limburg, stage points in Tour of Belgium) for 27 teams
PHILIPSEN Jasper 225 (6th in tour of Belgium, 2nd in Heistse Pijl, 3rd in Elfstedenronde, 9th in nationals) 21 teams
ASGREEN Kasper 171 (National TT win and RR 2nd, stage points from Tour de Suisse) for Leadbelly and LukasCPH
POGACAR Tadej 165 (National TT win, 7th in RR, 4th in Tour of Slovenia, 7th in Lugano) 16 teams
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro 100 12
BOL Cees 90 1
HODEG CHAGUI Alvaro Jose 82 22
CARBONI Giovanni 78 2
VAN SCHIP Jan-Willem 77 3
GANNA Filippo 76 23
MADOUAS Valentin 75 10

Evenepoel outscored them all, but he was only 17 when teams were submitted for this, so I guess not many of us knew of him.



For the 4th month in a row, Squire is the top scorer

1 Squire 1119 (Jakobsen, Philipsen, Pogacar, Bol, Ganna and Madouas)
2 Laarsland 1086 (Jakobsen, Philipsen, Pogacar, Sosa, Ganna and Madouas)
3 Comodoro 1080 (Jakobsen, Philipsen, Pogacar, Sosa, Hodeg and Van Schip)
4 Karaev 1064
5 HugoKoblet 1062
6 TheAsian 1020
7 Kazistuta 970
8 Skidmark 967
9 Fauniera 932
10 Hakkie2 917
11 Cordi333 909
12 Nathanptz 901
13 Armchair_Cyclist 900
14 Ludwigzgz 897
15 AlyKaptan 870
16 Flo 868
17 RoteLaterne 863
18 LosBrolin 852
19 JonEzeitza 829
20 Kryvo 810
21 Joelsim 802
22 Scrooll07 774
23 Josedin 719
24 Vladimir 709
25 AmisVelo 683
26 Madrazo 645
27 Shalgo 636
27 LukasCPH 636
29 Blues_in_the_Bottle 606
30 Monsieur_Hulot 579
31 Leadbelly 488
32 DJW 356
33 NorthAmericanScum 161
34 Trudgin 123
CollectiveWisdom 1043
CollectiveIgnorance 1109


Standings

If the leader keeps on being top scorer each month, that lead will only get bigger. Hugo, Skidmark and Laarsland all move up a place within the top ten, and Kazistuta and Cordi join that elite. Jon Ezeitza's 4 place move is the best of the month.

1 Squire 8646
2 Karaev 8250
3 HugoKoblet 7942
4 Skidmark 7823
5 Comodoro 7816
6 Nathanptz 7774
7 Laarsland 7652
8 Fauniera 7604
9 Kazistuta 7448
10 Cordi333 7396
11 AlyKaptan 7368
12 Kryvo 7315
13 TheAsian 7110
14 Ludwigzgz 7025
15 Scrooll07 6866
16 RoteLaterne 6815
17 Hakkie2 6408
18 Blues_in_the_Bottle 6244
19 LosBrolin 6216
20 Flo 6200
21 Madrazo 5941
22 Armchair_Cyclist 5750
23 Shalgo 5725
24 Josedin 5700
25 JonEzeitza 5453
26 Vladimir 5448
27 Joelsim 5385
28 AmisVelo 5377
29 LukasCPH 5368
30 Monsieur_Hulot 5322
31 DJW 4578
32 Leadbelly 4161
33 NorthAmericanScum 3067
34 Trudgin 2176
CollectiveWisdom 7929
CollectiveIgnorance 7332

Scores in July, with very few of the riders in the game likely to feature in the Tour de France, tend to be low.
 
Year 2, Month 7-8a 1 July to 11 August

PADUN Mark 164 (Adriatica Ionica win and stage) 19 teams
RIVERA SERRANO Kevin 145 (Sibiu Tour win and stage) 20
KNOX James 125 (3rd in Adriatica, 10th in Tour of Poland) 14
HIRSCHI Marc 112 (3rd in San Sebastian) 7
ASGREEN Kasper 111 (2nd in Tour de France stage, 2nd in Euro's TT) 2
HAMILTON Chris 77 8
CONCI Nicola 76 8
AGUIRRE CALPA Hernan Ricardo 61 4
VINGEGAARD RASMUSSEN Jonas 57 1
RAILEANU Cristian 52 1


1 TheAsian 645 (Padun, Rivera, Hirschi and Hamilton)
2 Ludwigzgz 644 (Padun, Rivera, Knox and Aguirrre)
3 Fauniera 599 (Padun, Rivera, Hirschi)
4 LosBrolin 586
5 Armchair_Cyclist 582
6 Josedin 574
7 Laarsland 561
8 Cordi333 554
9 JonEzeitza 534
10 Kryvo 532
11 Kazistuta 527
12 Shalgo 526
13 AmisVelo 506
14 Skidmark 498
15 Nathanptz 492
16 Hakkie2 487
17 Flo 483
18 RoteLaterne 482
19 LukasCPH 468
20 Comodoro 459
21 Scrooll07 450
22 Squire 411
23 Blues_in_the_Bottle 410
24 Karaev 396
25 DJW 368
26 Vladimir 348
27 HugoKoblet 347
28 Leadbelly 296
29 Monsieur_Hulot 290
30 Madrazo 289
31 Joelsim 278
32 AlyKaptan 274
33 Trudgin 252
34 NorthAmericanScum 222
CollectiveWisdom 592
CollectiveIgnorance 1015

Standings

Skidmark is the only riser in the top ten, up one place to third. Amis Velo and Lukas CPH both move up two places, but they are both a long way down.

1 Squire 9057
2 Karaev 8646
3 Skidmark 8321
4 HugoKoblet 8289
5 Comodoro 8275
6 Nathanptz 8266
7 Laarsland 8213
8 Fauniera 8203
9 Kazistuta 7975
10 Cordi333 7950
11 Kryvo 7847
12 TheAsian 7755
13 Ludwigzgz 7669
14 AlyKaptan 7642
15 Scrooll07 7316
16 RoteLaterne 7297
17 Hakkie2 6895
18 LosBrolin 6802
19 Flo 6683
20 Blues_in_the_Bottle 6654
21 Armchair_Cyclist 6332
22 Josedin 6274
23 Shalgo 6251
24 Madrazo 6230
25 JonEzeitza 5987
26 AmisVelo 5883
27 LukasCPH 5836
28 Vladimir 5796
29 Joelsim 5663
30 Monsieur_Hulot 5612
31 DJW 4946
32 Leadbelly 4457
33 NorthAmericanScum 3289
34 Trudgin 2428
CollectiveWisdom 8521
CollectiveIgnorance 8231
 
Year 2, Month 8b-9 12 August to 29 September

One rider is key to any success this period, and quite probably the three year game, and just under half of the teams have him.
POGACAR Tadej 642 (3 stage wins, 2nd in points, and 3rd on GC in Vuelta, minor WC RR and MRTTT points) 16 teams
PHILIPSEN Jasper 247 (2nd in Fourmies, 3rd in Brussels Classic, Binckbank tour stage podiums) 21
HIRSCHI Marc 232 (3rd in San Sebastian, 5th in Binckbank Tour, 6th in Deutschland Tour) 7
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro 226 (GC and two stage wins in Vuelta a Burgos) 12
GANNA Filippo 202 (WCITT 3rd, stage win in Binckbank, 5th in Coppa Sabatini) 23
CHERKASOV Nicolay 201 (9th in Burgos and 4th in Almaty GCs, 3rd in both Coppa Agostini and Giro della Toscana) for Vladimir
VINGEGAARD RASMUSSEN Jonas 200 (2nd Danmark Rundt, 9th Deutschland Tour) Lukas CPH
JAKOBSEN Fabio 181 27
KNOX James 146 14
BJERG Mikkel 141 18
RIABUSHENKO Aliaksandr 140 28

1 Fauniera 2292 (Pogacar, Philipsen, Hirschi, Sosa, Ganna, Bjerg, Riabushenko)
2 Cordi333 2249 (Pogacar, Philipsen, Hirschi, Ganna, Jakobsen, Knox, Bjerg)
3 Squire 2193 (Pogacar, Philipsen, Hirschi, Ganna, Jakobsen, Riabushenko)
4 HugoKoblet 2183 (Pogacar, Philipsen, Ganna, Jakobsen, Knox, Bjerg, Riabushenko)
5 Comodoro 2160 (Pogacar, Philipsen, Sosa, Jakobsen, Knox, Bjerg, Riabushenko)
6 Laarsland 2101
7 Vladimir 2070
8 Nathanptz 2060
9 Skidmark 2016
10 AlyKaptan 2011
11 Kazistuta 1880
12 LosBrolin 1859
13 LukasCPH 1824
14 Karaev 1781
15 Ludwigzgz 1762
16 TheAsian 1724
17 RoteLaterne 1705
18 Hakkie2 1552
19 Joelsim 1461
20 Josedin 1419
21 JonEzeitza 1360
22 Leadbelly 1339
23 Flo 1305
24 Kryvo 1283
25 Scrooll07 1261
26 Armchair_Cyclist 1256
27 Shalgo 1224
28 AmisVelo 1200
29 Monsieur_Hulot 1182
30 Madrazo 1076
31 DJW 1057
32 Blues_in_the_Bottle 852
33 NorthAmericanScum 578
34 Trudgin 373
CollectiveWisdom 2393
CollectiveIgnorance 1888

Standings

Squire is back on form, after his first month low in the table for some time, but the closest of the rest, up from 8th, is Fauniera. Hugo Koblet and Comodoro also move up, as those who were 2nd and 3rd each fall 3 places. Vladimir's reward for perseverance (he had Cherkasov as a UP two years in a row) is the biggest jump mention (8 spots)

1 Squire 11250
2 Fauniera 10495
3 HugoKoblet 10472
4 Comodoro 10435
5 Karaev 10427
6 Skidmark 10337
7 Nathanptz 10326
8 Laarsland 10314
9 Cordi333 10199
10 Kazistuta 9855
11 AlyKaptan 9653
12 TheAsian 9479
13 Ludwigzgz 9431
14 Kryvo 9130
15 RoteLaterne 9002
16 LosBrolin 8661
17 Scrooll07 8577
18 Hakkie2 8447
19 Flo 7988
20 Vladimir 7866
21 Josedin 7693
22 LukasCPH 7660
23 Armchair_Cyclist 7588
24 Blues_in_the_Bottle 7506
25 Shalgo 7475
26 JonEzeitza 7347
27 Madrazo 7306
28 Joelsim 7124
29 AmisVelo 7083
30 Monsieur_Hulot 6794
31 DJW 6003
32 Leadbelly 5796
33 NorthAmericanScum 3867
34 Trudgin 2801
CollectiveWisdom 10914
CollectiveIgnorance 9802
 
Year 2, month 10 30 September to 27th October (end of the mainstream season)

Unique picks come to the fore in the dog days of year 2.

ALLEGAERT Piet 176 (Eurometropole win, 8th in Munsterland) for Alykaptan
RAILEANU Cristian 171 (2nd in Iran/Azerbaijan, 4th and a stage win in Peninsular tour) for Trudgin
HODEG CHAGUI Alvaro Jose 140 (Munsterland Giro win) 22 teams
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro 129 (2nd in Piemonte, 14th in Lombardia) 12 teams
PETERS Nans 72 1
EYOB Metkel 66 1
DE GENDT Aimé 64 1
BARCELO ARAGON Fernando 51 2
CIMA Imerio 50 10
NOVAK Domen 50 1


1 AlyKaptan 512 (Allegaert, Sosa, Cima)
2 Nathanptz 503 (Hodeg, Sosa, Cima)
3 Fauniera 490 (Hodeg, Sosa, Cima)
4 Ludwigzgz 481(Hodeg, Sosa, Barcelo)
5 AmisVelo 466
6 Hakkie2 440
7 TheAsian 435
8 Shalgo 424
9 Comodoro 422
10 Karaev 417
11 DJW 383
12 Laarsland 364
13 LosBrolin 361
14 Armchair_Cyclist 352
15 HugoKoblet 349
16 Madrazo 340
17 Trudgin 326
18 Flo 317
19 Squire 315
20 Skidmark 310
21 Cordi333 307
22 Scrooll07 297
23 Kryvo 294
24 Josedin 278
25 Joelsim 249
26 LukasCPH 240
27 Monsieur_Hulot 234
28 JonEzeitza 232
29 Vladimir 216
30 Blues_in_the_Bottle 213
31 Kazistuta 204
32 NorthAmericanScum 155
33 RoteLaterne 120
34 Leadbelly 99
CollectiveWisdom 488
CollectiveIgnorance 388

Standings

With year 2 essentially over, Squire's lead is cut back somewhat, but the battle for the podium looks more interesting than that for the win. Comodoro, Karaev and Nathan all move up, as do Laarsland and Alykaptan farther down the top ten. Nathanptz is the only manager to have a 2 place rise anywhere in the table.

1 Squire 11565
2 Fauniera 10985
3 Comodoro 10857
4 Karaev 10844
5 Nathanptz 10829
6 HugoKoblet 10821
7 Laarsland 10678
8 Skidmark 10647
9 Cordi333 10506
10 AlyKaptan 10165
11 Kazistuta 10059
12 TheAsian 9914
13 Ludwigzgz 9912
14 Kryvo 9424
15 RoteLaterne 9122
16 LosBrolin 9022
17 Hakkie2 8887
18 Scrooll07 8874
19 Flo 8305
20 Vladimir 8082
21 Josedin 7971
22 Armchair_Cyclist 7940
23 LukasCPH 7900
24 Shalgo 7899
25 Blues_in_the_Bottle 7719
26 Madrazo 7646
27 JonEzeitza 7579
28 AmisVelo 7549
29 Joelsim 7373
30 Monsieur_Hulot 7028
31 DJW 6386
32 Leadbelly 5895
33 NorthAmericanScum 4022
34 Trudgin 3127
CollectiveWisdom 11402
CollectiveIgnorance 10146


I'll do the loose change of the season around new year.
 
Year 2, Months 11 & 12 28 October to 31 December

As expected, not much happening at this time of year.

RAILEANU Cristian came 2nd in the Tour of Sinkarak, getting 24 points for Trudgin
EYOB Metkel picked up 13, mainly in the Tour of Fuzhou, for Leadbelly
and AGUIRRE CALPA Hernan Ricardo got 4 points for Karaev, Ludwigzgz, Monsieur Hulot and Rote Laterne for no effort, moving up the GC in Qinghai Lake when Monsalve got disqualified.

From those paltry points, only Ludwigzgz moved up a place, so the End or Year 2 Standings are:

1 Squire 11565
2 Fauniera 10985
3 Comodoro 10857
4 Karaev 10848
5 Nathanptz 10829
6 HugoKoblet 10821
7 Laarsland 10678
8 Skidmark 10647
9 Cordi333 10506
10 AlyKaptan 10165
11 Kazistuta 10059
12 Ludwigzgz 9916
13 TheAsian 9914
14 Kryvo 9424
15 RoteLaterne 9126
16 LosBrolin 9022
17 Hakkie2 8887
18 Scrooll07 8874
19 Flo 8305
20 Vladimir 8082
21 Josedin 7971
22 Armchair_Cyclist 7940
23 LukasCPH 7900
24 Shalgo 7899
25 Blues_in_the_Bottle 7719
26 Madrazo 7646
27 JonEzeitza 7579
28 AmisVelo 7549
29 Joelsim 7373
30 Monsieur_Hulot 7032
31 DJW 6386
32 Leadbelly 5908
33 NorthAmericanScum 4022
34 Trudgin 3151
CollectiveWisdom 11402
CollectiveIgnorance 10148

Year 2 Scores
Squire was only 9th at the end of the first year of the game, but this riders have found their feet in this second cycle.

1 Squire 7294 (The highest Year 2 score in the 5 editions that have reached that stage by a large margin)
2 Fauniera 6647
3 HugoKoblet 6540
4 Skidmark 6484
5 Laarsland 6470
6 Cordi333 6364
7 Comodoro 6353
8 Nathanptz 6239
9 Kazistuta 6215
10 Karaev 6161
11 AlyKaptan 6072
12 LosBrolin 5653
13 Ludwigzgz 5571
14 TheAsian 5489
15 RoteLaterne 5392
16 LukasCPH 5293
17 Vladimir 5097
18 Hakkie2 4987
19 Kryvo 4944
20 Scrooll07 4690
21 Flo 4604
22 Josedin 4519
23 Armchair_Cyclist 4449
24 Joelsim 4320
25 Shalgo 4312
26 JonEzeitza 4227
27 Madrazo 4140
28 Leadbelly 4103
29 AmisVelo 3915
30 Blues_in_the_Bottle 3863
31 Monsieur_Hulot 3564
32 DJW 3257
33 NorthAmericanScum 2261
34 Trudgin 1759
CollectiveWisdom 6778

Rider Scores
Year 2 of the game was dominated by the rise of Tadej Pogacar, with two unselected riders who dominate the 2019-21 edition providing his best competition: there is no shame that Evenepoel was not thought of in early 2018, but maybe we should have expected someone to have noticed Higuita's early results.
POGACAR Tadej 1519 pts 16 teams
EVENEPOEL Remco 952 0
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 914 0

JAKOBSEN Fabio 781 27
ASGREEN Kasper 757 2
PHILIPSEN Jasper 755 21
VLASOV Aleksandr 645 0

SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro 578 12
BOL Cees 565 1
MADOUAS Valentin 540 10
HIRSCHI Marc 540 7


Across the two years, the best riders we could have had (but other than some sprinters, we did a poor job of picking them in any numbers)
POGACAR Tadej 1880 points 16 teams
JAKOBSEN Fabio 1558 27
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro 1225 12
PHILIPSEN Jasper 1112 21
MADOUAS Valentin 1101 10
HODEG CHAGUI Alvaro Jose 1046 22
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 1033 0
ASGREEN Kasper 986 2
EVENEPOEL Remco 952 0
VLASOV Aleksandr 825 0

HIRSCHI Marc 806 7
BOL Cees 805 1
BALLERINI Davide 760 1
DE GENDT Aimé 701 1
VELASCO Simone 671 1
ARANBURU DEBA Alexander 638 0
GANNA Filippo 626 23
HARPER Chris 624 0
With perfect foresight, a manager could have scored 17349 so far: Squire has 66.7% of that

If we follow the pattern of the game in previous years, Year Three will comprise about 40% of the final totals: will that leave anyone with enough points to catch up a 580 point deficit?

Year Three of the game that is drawing to a conclusion saw the winners of two Grand Tours: I'm not sure that this cohort have it in them to match that, but there could be some big results appearing in the scores.

And while you are waiting to see the results of the 2017-19 edition (I don't think I'll have much time to do the analysis on Sunday or Monday), you can make a start on your 2020-22 selection. There are 43 riders that we chose for this game who are still eligible for that one, if you really want to persevere with them.
 
Thanks for the update!

It's awesome seeing my team do this well! But I could be in trouble if Sosa+Hodeg outscore Cees Bol this year by more than the 500 point gap down to fauniera.

Edit: Oh, nevermind! Fauniera doesn't have Jakobsen. I'm a tiny bit safer then.
 
Year 3, Month 1 to 2nd February

Now is the time for riders to start to show what their standing will be in the sport. We have seen some super results, but will we see superstars?

Top January (and early Feb) scorers:
GANNA Filippo 125pts (2nd in San Juan ITT and GC) 23 teams
PHILIPSEN Jasper 111 (stage points, and point classification win, in TDU) 21
FLOREZ LOPEZ Miguel Eduardo 95 (stage win and 5th on GC in San Juan) for Kazistuta
MCNULTY Brandon 91 (4th in San Juan and some stage points) 18
MADOUAS Valentin 48 10
ARMIRAIL Bruno 38 2
PLANCKAERT Edward 32 5
RIVERA SERRANO Kevin 24 20
HODEG CHAGUI Alvaro Jose 23 22
FABBRO Matteo 22 1

The scores in the game that is just starting its second year are more impressive for this month, mainly because Evenepoel and Moschetti were not on people's radar when this one started. But Kazistuta getting the top 5 scorers of the month into his team is not to be sniffed at.

1 Kazistuta 504 (Ganna, Philipsen, Florez, McNulty, Madouas and Rivera)
2 Fauniera 432 (Ganna, Philipsen, McNulty, Madouas, Rivera and Hodeg)
3 Skidmark 428 (Ganna, Philipsen, McNulty, Plankaert and Rivera)
4 Squire 414 (Ganna, Philipsen, McNulty, Madouas and Rivera)
5 Cordi333 403
5 Kryvo 403
7 Ludwigzgz 402
8 Hakkie2 384
9 Armchair_Cyclist 365
10 Laarsland 358
11 Flo 351
12 HugoKoblet 347
13 AlyKaptan 346
14 Nathanptz 342
15 Madrazo 328
16 TheAsian 316
17 RoteLaterne 306
18 Joelsim 305
19 Blues_in_the_Bottle 302
20 LosBrolin 299
21 JonEzeitza 290
22 Comodoro 260
23 Karaev 255
24 Josedin 247
25 Scrooll07 228
26 Shalgo 209
27 AmisVelo 204
28 LukasCPH 184
29 Vladimir 172
30 DJW 150
31 Monsieur_Hulot 65
32 NorthAmericanScum 55
33 Trudgin 23
34 Leadbelly 18
CollectiveWisdom 419
CollectiveIgnorance 558

Standings

Nathanptz and HugoKoblet, despite being modestly placed in the monthly ratings, each move up 2 places, to 3rd and 4th respectively. Armchair Cyclist matches that jump, but in a less significant part of the table.

1 Squire 11979
2 Fauniera 11417
3 Nathanptz 11171
4 HugoKoblet 11168
5 Comodoro 11117
6 Karaev 11103
7 Skidmark 11075
8 Laarsland 11036
9 Cordi333 10909
10 Kazistuta 10563
11 AlyKaptan 10511
12 Ludwigzgz 10318
13 TheAsian 10230
14 Kryvo 9827
15 RoteLaterne 9432
16 LosBrolin 9321
17 Hakkie2 9271
18 Scrooll07 9102
19 Flo 8656
20 Armchair_Cyclist 8305
21 Vladimir 8254
22 Josedin 8218
23 Shalgo 8108
24 LukasCPH 8084
25 Blues_in_the_Bottle 8021
26 Madrazo 7974
27 JonEzeitza 7869
28 AmisVelo 7753
29 Joelsim 7678
30 Monsieur_Hulot 7097
31 DJW 6536
32 Leadbelly 5926
33 NorthAmericanScum 4077
34 Trudgin 3174
CollectiveWisdom 11821
CollectiveIgnorance 10612


More of our riders will have started their season in earnest by the next update, in early March.

Keep an eye out for the Spring Classics game before that.
 
Year 3, month 2 3rd Feb to 1st March

All about 1 rider this time around, who dominates the scoring, providing more than half the monthly points for all but 2 of those who picked him, and single handedly outscored every team (bar one) that didn't.

POGACAR Tadej 421 (2 stage wins and GC in Valenciana; stage win and 2nd and 2nd on GC in UAE) 16 teams
JAKOBSEN Fabio 156 (stage wins in Valenciana and Algarve, 4th in KBK) 27
ASGREEN Kasper 135 (KBK win) for Leadbelly and LukasCPH
RAILEANU Cristian 88 Trudgin
PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien 88 Armchair and Laarsland
SERRANO RODRIGUEZ Gonzalo 81 Trudgin
MCNULTY Brandon 74 18
PLANCKAERT Edward 55 5
FLOREZ LOPEZ Miguel Eduardo 53 1
EG Niklas 52 21

1 RoteLaterne 886 (Pogacar, Jakobsen, McNulty, Planckaert, Eg)
2 Skidmark 846 (Pogacar, Jakobsen, McNulty, Planckaert, Eg)
3 AlyKaptan 823 (Pogacar, Jakobsen, McNulty, Eg)
4 Laarsland 817 (Pogacar, Jakobsen, Paret-Peintre, Eg)
5 Cordi333 814 (Pogacar, Jakobsen, McNulty, Eg)
6 LosBrolin 808
7 Comodoro 803
8 Kazistuta 771
9 HugoKoblet 766
10 Squire 745
11 Karaev 728
12 Vladimir 690
13 Nathanptz 669
14 LukasCPH 661
15 Leadbelly 624
16 Fauniera 593
17 Armchair_Cyclist 452
18 Madrazo 393
19 Blues_in_the_Bottle 381
20 Shalgo 379
21 Ludwigzgz 368
22 Josedin 345
23 Monsieur_Hulot 331
24 Scrooll07 327
25 Kryvo 320
26 Joelsim 313
27 AmisVelo 292
28 Hakkie2 288
29 TheAsian 282
30 JonEzeitza 277
31 Flo 271
32 Trudgin 242
33 DJW 228
34 NorthAmericanScum 166
CollectiveWisdom 829
CollectiveIgnorance 749

Standings
Three place moves within the top ten wouldn't be expected this far into the game, but that is what Skidmark has managed. HugoKoblet, Laarsland and Alykaptan are also moving up in (or into) the top ten. The middle of the table is more stable.

1 Squire 12724
2 Fauniera 12010
3 HugoKoblet 11934
4 Skidmark 11921
5 Comodoro 11920
6 Laarsland 11853
7 Nathanptz 11840
8 Karaev 11831
9 Cordi333 11723
10 AlyKaptan 11334
10 Kazistuta 11334
12 Ludwigzgz 10686
13 TheAsian 10512
14 RoteLaterne 10318
15 Kryvo 10147
16 LosBrolin 10129
17 Hakkie2 9559
18 Scrooll07 9429
19 Vladimir 8944
20 Flo 8927
21 Armchair_Cyclist 8757
22 LukasCPH 8745
23 Josedin 8563
24 Shalgo 8487
25 Blues_in_the_Bottle 8402
26 Madrazo 8367
27 JonEzeitza 8146
28 AmisVelo 8045
29 Joelsim 7991
30 Monsieur_Hulot 7428
31 DJW 6764
32 Leadbelly 6550
33 NorthAmericanScum 4243
34 Trudgin 3416
CollectiveWisdom 12650
CollectiveIgnorance 11361

Does this cohort have any big results in the Spring Classics among them (arguably, Asgren already has acheived one)? And will there actually be much racing in Europe before the next update is due?

Spreadsheet on Google Drive.
 
Year 3, month 3 and 4, and 5, at least 2nd March to 5th April (officially: effectively, 14 March or 31 May, depending on your perspective)

JAKOBSEN Fabio 80 (GP Jean-Pierre Monseré win) 27 teams
DE GENDT Aimé 48 (2nd in Le Samyn) for NorhAmericanScum
ASGREEN Kasper 24 (3rd in Paris-Nice time trial and some GC points) for Leadbelly and LukasCPH
BOL Cees 20 (minor stage points and finishing points in Paris-Nice) for Squire
PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien 18 (GC points from Paris Nice) for Armchair Cyclist and Laarsland
WOUTERS Enzo 12 1
MÄRKL Niklas 9 2
SOTO MARTINEZ Nelson Andres 7 3
BALLERINI Davide 6 1
ALLEGAERT Piet 5 1
GODON Dorian 5 1
BIERMANS Jenthe 5 1
HAMILTON Chris 5 8
And that is everyone who scored from among those who were chosen

1 Squire 100
2= Armchair_Cyclist, Laarsland 98
4= Joelsim, Kryvo, Skidmark 92
7 Scrooll07 90
8= Josedin, LosBrolin 89
10 Cordi333 87
11 Madrazo 86
12= AlyKaptan, Blues_in_the_Bottle, JonEzeitza, Kazistuta, Shalgo, TheAsian 85
18= AmisVelo, Comodoro, Flo, Hakkie2, HugoKoblet, Karaev, Ludwigzgz, Monsieur_Hulot, RoteLaterne, Vladimir 80
28 NorthAmericanScum 48
29 LukasCPH 29
30 Leadbelly 24
31 DJW, Fauniera, Nathanptz, Trudgin 0
CollectiveWisdom 80
CollectiveIgnorance 234 (Mainly because Higuita scored 214)

Standings
Our leader was the top scorer, even in this long period of few points. Fauniera lacks Jakobsen, and so drops from 2nd to 4th, and the podium battle is very close. Hugo and Skidmark are joined by Karaev in the "managed to climb a place" group.

1 Squire 12824
2 HugoKoblet 12014
3 Skidmark 12013
4 Fauniera 12010
5 Comodoro 12000
6 Laarsland 11951
7 Karaev 11911
8 Nathanptz 11840
9 Cordi333 11810
10 AlyKaptan 11419
10 Kazistuta 11419
12 Ludwigzgz 10766
13 TheAsian 10597
14 RoteLaterne 10398
15 Kryvo 10239
16 LosBrolin 10218
17 Hakkie2 9639
18 Scrooll07 9519
19 Vladimir 9024
20 Flo 9007
21 Armchair_Cyclist 8855
22 LukasCPH 8774
23 Josedin 8652
24 Shalgo 8572
25 Blues_in_the_Bottle 8487
26 Madrazo 8453
27 JonEzeitza 8231
28 AmisVelo 8125
29 Joelsim 8083
30 Monsieur_Hulot 7508
31 DJW 6764
32 Leadbelly 6574
33 NorthAmericanScum 4291
34 Trudgin 3416
CollectiveWisdom 12730
CollectiveIgnorance 11595

I hope these are not the final scores...
 
Year 3 typically has about 40% of the game points: maybe not this year, but at least it didn't finish in March.

Year 3 Months 4 to 7 15 March to 2 August

A large chunk of time, but this is really more restating that the races are on than major contributions to scores

POGACAR Tadej 134 pts (TT national win, RR National 2nd, 13th in Strade Bianche) 16 teams
BROZYNA Piotr 52 (5th on GC in Sibiu) for NAS
NOVAK Domen 49 (5th and 6th in national RR and TT) for Jon Ezeitza
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro 31 pts 12 teams
BALLESTEROS CANOVAS Miguel Angel 31 1
RODRIGUEZ MARTIN Cristian 25 9
FOSS Tobias Svendsen 18 2
FLOREZ LOPEZ Miguel Eduardo 12 1
SERRANO RODRIGUEZ Gonzalo 5 1
CASTRILLO ZAPATER Jaime 5 6
FABBRO Matteo 5 1
and that is all the scoring riders selected in our teams over nearly 5 months.

1= Fauniera, Karaev 190 (Pogacar, Sosa and Rodriguez)
3= AlyKaptan, Comodoro, Laarsland, Nathanptz 165 (Pogacar and Sosa)
7= Cordi333, HugoKoblet, RoteLaterne 159
10= Leadbelly, Vladimir 152
12 Kazistuta 146
13 LosBrolin, LukasCPH, Skidmark, Squire 134
17 Monsieur_Hulot 61
18 Hakkie2 56
19 NorthAmericanScum 52
20 JonEzeitza 49
21 Trudgin 41
22 AmisVelo 36
23 DJW, Ludwigzgz, TheAsian 31
26 Madrazo, Scrooll07 25
28 Blues_in_the_Bottle, Flo, Josedin, Kryvo 5
32 Armchair_Cyclist, Joelsim, Shalgo 0
CollectiveWisdom 165
CollectiveIgnorance 316

Standings

Fauniera is the only manager to move up more than one spot, rising from 4th to 2nd, but Squire still has a considerable lead. Comodoro also moves up a place among the top ten.

1 Squire 12958
2 Fauniera 12200
3 HugoKoblet 12173
4 Comodoro 12165
5 Skidmark 12147
6 Laarsland 12116
7 Karaev 12101
8 Nathanptz 12005
9 Cordi333 11969
10 AlyKaptan 11584
11 Kazistuta 11565
12 Ludwigzgz 10797
13 TheAsian 10628
14 RoteLaterne 10557
15 LosBrolin 10352
16 Kryvo 10244
17 Hakkie2 9695
18 Scrooll07 9544
19 Vladimir 9176
20 Flo 9012
21 LukasCPH 8908
22 Armchair_Cyclist 8855
23 Josedin 8657
24 Shalgo 8572
25 Blues_in_the_Bottle 8492
26 Madrazo 8478
27 JonEzeitza 8280
28 AmisVelo 8161
29 Joelsim 8083
30 Monsieur_Hulot 7569
31 DJW 6795
32 Leadbelly 6726
33 NorthAmericanScum 4343
34 Trudgin 3457
CollectiveWisdom 12895
CollectiveIgnorance 11889

Spreadsheet on GoogleDrive
 
Year 3, Month 8 3rd August to 6th September

The calendar is all over the place, but riders are very much back in the pattern of racing, and some doing so very impressively.

POGACAR Tadej 369 pts (12th in Milan-San Remo, 4th in Dauphine, and 2nd in Pts classification, stage win and 2nd in Tour) 16 teams
BALLERINI Davide 284 (Pologne stage win, 2nd in Nats, 6th in Euros, 2nd in Brussels Classic) for Madrazo
EEKHOFF Nils 233 (2nd in Hageland, 2nd in Nats, 7th in Bretagne Classic) for Monsieur Hulot
NARVAEZ PRADO Jhonatan Manuel 221 (top tens in Trittico Lombardia and Wallonie, stage win and podiums and GC win in Settimana) 26
EENKHOORN Pascal 180 6
PHILIPSEN Jasper 168 21
DE GENDT Aimé 130 1
ASGREEN Kasper 110 2
CASTRILLO ZAPATER Jaime 103 6
HIRSCHI Marc 100 7
BOL Cees 95 1
CONCI Nicola 87 8
PETERS Nans 85 1
GANNA Filippo 80 23

As a change from Evenepoel outscoring those who were actually chosen, Vlasov would have been eligible for this edition and outscored anyone who was picked.

1 Squire 1345 (Pogacar, Narvaez, Philipsen, Hirschi, Bol, Ganna)
2 Laarsland 1268 (Pogacar, Narvaez, Philipsen, Conci, Ganna)
3 Fauniera 1265 (Pogacar, Narvaez, Philipsen, Hirschi, Ganna)
4 HugoKoblet 1260 (Pogacar, Narvaez, Philipsen, Ganna)
5 Kazistuta 1196
6 Cordi333 1146
7 Skidmark 1111
8 RoteLaterne 1066
9 Nathanptz 1045
10 LukasCPH 1042
11 Vladimir 1029
12 AlyKaptan 1025
13 Kryvo 1018
14 Flo 936
15 Scrooll07 916
16 Leadbelly 887
17 Armchair_Cyclist 861
17 LosBrolin 861
19 Monsieur_Hulot 852
20 TheAsian 850
21 Shalgo 829
22 Hakkie2 819
23 Karaev 816
24 JonEzeitza 809
25 Comodoro 793
26 Joelsim 773
27 Blues_in_the_Bottle 730
28 Madrazo 723
29 AmisVelo 713
30 Ludwigzgz 708
31 Josedin 594
32 DJW 491
33 NorthAmericanScum 427
34 Trudgin 396
CollectiveWisdom 1103
CollectiveIgnorance 1765

Standings
The top three at the beginning of the month were first, third and fourth this time, and the one who interrupted them is now fourth. That 2 place rise for Laarsland is beaten only by Cordi's 3 spot move to 6th, and Kazistuta appears in the top ten.

1 Squire 14303
2 Fauniera 13465
3 HugoKoblet 13433
4 Laarsland 13384
5 Skidmark 13258
6 Cordi333 13115
7 Nathanptz 13050
8 Comodoro 12958
9 Karaev 12917
10 Kazistuta 12761
11 AlyKaptan 12609
12 RoteLaterne 11623
13 Ludwigzgz 11505
14 TheAsian 11478
15 Kryvo 11262
16 LosBrolin 11213
17 Hakkie2 10514
18 Scrooll07 10460
19 Vladimir 10205
20 LukasCPH 9950
21 Flo 9948
22 Armchair_Cyclist 9716
23 Shalgo 9401
24 Josedin 9251
25 Blues_in_the_Bottle 9222
26 Madrazo 9201
27 JonEzeitza 9089
28 AmisVelo 8874
29 Joelsim 8856
30 Monsieur_Hulot 8421
31 Leadbelly 7613
32 DJW 7286
33 NorthAmericanScum 4770
34 Trudgin 3853
CollectiveWisdom 13998
CollectiveIgnorance 13558

We've already had two stage wins and a moral stage victory at the Tour de France from this cohort: what else will they manage before the end of this edition and this strangest of years?

Spreadsheet
 
Year 3, month 9 7th September to 4th October


"What else will they manage before the end of this edition?" I wondered at the end of the last post here: only perhaps the most remarkable TdF time trial and a GC win; two podium positions in Liege-Bastogne-Liege, and a World Championships win (time trial) and podium (road race), and Giro stage and Pink jersey. Not bad for youngsters...

POGACAR Tadej 1120 (2 more stage wins, KoM win and GC in the Tour de France, 3rd in L-B-Liege, 9th in Fleche) 16 teams
HIRSCHI Marc 726 (Stage win in Tour, Fleche win, LBL 2nd, World Champs bronze) 7
GANNA Filippo 406 (World TT gold, stages in Giro and Tirreno-Adriatico) 23
PHILIPSEN Jasper 157 (win and a 2nd in BinckBank stages) 21
ASGREEN Kasper 152 (National ITT win, World ITT 6th) 2
MADOUAS Valentin 144 10
DE GENDT Aimé 112 1
KNOX James 103 14
STANNARD Robert 93 6
GODON Dorian 90 1
DEWULF Stan 83 3
RIABUSHENKO Aliaksandr 76 28

This month

Huge scores for those with the foresight. Squire was the top scorer in two editions of this game in this period, a disappointing 2nd here.

1 Fauniera 2837 (Pogacar, Hirschi, Ganna, Philipsen, Madouas, Stannard, Riabushenko)
2 Squire 2809 (Pogacar, Hirschi, Ganna, Philipsen, Madouas, Riabushenko)
3 Cordi333 2620 (Pogacar, Hirschi, Ganna, Philipsen, Knox)
4 Vladimir 2470 (Pogacar, Hirschi, Ganna, Riabushenko)
5 Leadbelly 2337(Pogacar, Hirschi, Asgreen, Stannard, Dewulf)
6 HugoKoblet 2259 (Pogacar, Ganna, Philipsen, Madouas, Knox, Riabushenko)
7 Laarsland 2056
8 Kazistuta 2050
9 Skidmark 2000
10 AlyKaptan 1978
11 LukasCPH 1968
12 Nathanptz 1746
13 RoteLaterne 1641
14 Comodoro 1594
15 TheAsian 1575
16 LosBrolin 1534
17 Karaev 1525
18 Josedin 1162
19 Scrooll07 1080
20 Kryvo 936
21 Flo 913
22 Joelsim 863
23 JonEzeitza 855
24 Ludwigzgz 836
25 Blues_in_the_Bottle 833
26 Armchair_Cyclist 813
26 Shalgo 813
28 Hakkie2 759
29 Madrazo 749
30 AmisVelo 636
31 Monsieur_Hulot 572
32 NorthAmericanScum 515
33 DJW 394
34 Trudgin 176
CollectiveWisdom 2006
CollectiveIgnorance 607

It would have been possible to score more points this month than Trudgin has in the 33 months to here.

Standings

1 Squire 17112 0
2 Fauniera 16302 0
3 Cordi333 15735 up 3 places
4 HugoKoblet 15692 -1
5 Laarsland 15440 -1
6 Skidmark 15258 -1
7 Kazistuta 14811 3
8 Nathanptz 14796 -1
9 AlyKaptan 14587 2
10 Comodoro 14552 -2
11 Karaev 14442 -2
12 RoteLaterne 13264 0
13 TheAsian 13053 1
14 LosBrolin 12747 2
15 Vladimir 12675 4
16 Ludwigzgz 12341 -3
17 Kryvo 12198 -2
18 LukasCPH 11918 2
19 Scrooll07 11540 -1
20 Hakkie2 11273 -3
21 Flo 10861 0
22 Armchair_Cyclist 10529 0
23 Josedin 10413 1
24 Shalgo 10214 -1
25 Blues_in_the_Bottle 10055 0
26 Leadbelly 9950 5
26 Madrazo 9950 0
28 JonEzeitza 9944 -1
29 Joelsim 9719 0
30 AmisVelo 9510 -2
31 Monsieur_Hulot 8993 -1
32 DJW 7680 0
33 NorthAmericanScum 5285 0
34 Trudgin 4029 0
CollectiveWisdom 16004
CollectiveIgnorance 13970

The highest placed non-Pogacar manager is The Asian in 13th.


Squire has been top of the table since May last year, and it seems like there is only one real challenger at this stage. Fauniera shares 11 of the Squire squad, and unless Ineos prioritise Sosa over Bernal, Carapaz, Froome and Thomas in La Vuelta, it's hard to see those 800 points being made up.

Check what has happened, and what still might, here.
 
Year 3, Months 10 and 11 5th October to 15th November, and to most intents and purposes to the end of the season and therefore of the game.

The strangest month of the strangest season, but compared to September, not particularly strange scores.

PointsTeamsSource
GANNA Filippo
243​
23​
3 more Giro stage wins
PHILIPSEN Jasper
209​
21​
Stage win and a second and other Vuelta points
MCNULTY Brandon
165​
18​
two stage podiums and 15th on GC in Giro
PEDERSEN Casper Phillip
130​
11​
Paris-Tours win
ASGREEN Kasper
122​
2 (Leadbelly and Lukas)​
placings in Ronde/Driedaagse/Gent-Wevelgem
SAMITIER SAMITIER Sergio
111​
2 (Cordi and Ludwigzgz)​
13th in Giro
KNOX James
102​
14​
14th in Giro
BARTA William
100​
2 (Amis and NAS)​
22nd and 2nd on a stage in Vuelta

Final haul of points (barring any late corrections)

1Cordi333
1145​
Ganna/Philipsen/McNulty/Samitier/Knox
2Ludwigzgz
1096​
Ganna/Philipsen/McNulty/Samitier/Knox
3HugoKoblet
1093​
Ganna/Philipsen/Pedersen/Knox
4Kryvo
1090​
Ganna/Philipsen/McNulty/Knox
5Skidmark
1069​
Ganna/Philipsen/McNulty/Pedersen/Knox
6Fauniera
1038​
Ganna/Philipsen/McNulty
7Armchair_Cyclist
989​
8Hakkie2
953​
9Kazistuta
938​
10Flo
919​
11Laarsland
893​
12JonEzeitza
884​
13Blues_in_the_Bottle
848​
14Nathanptz
845​
15Squire
842​
16Scrooll07
839​
17TheAsian
836​
18Joelsim
820​
19LukasCPH
813​
20Madrazo
810​
21AlyKaptan
769​
22Shalgo
755​
23Comodoro
753​
24RoteLaterne
751​
25Josedin
686​
26DJW
655​
27Karaev
636​
27LosBrolin
636​
29AmisVelo
622​
30Vladimir
504​
31Monsieur_Hulot
489​
32NorthAmericanScum
450​
33Trudgin
340​
34Leadbelly
295​
CollectiveWisdom
1182​
CollectiveIgnorance
1273​
That Collective Ignorance score for this session is largely composed of Almeida's 709 points from the Giro.


Finalish Scores
subject to verification in the end of year data.

Very little change: HugoK had a good month and a bit that mighthave reclaimed his podium spot had Cordi not been one of the few to outscore him. Squire and Fauniera had unremarkable performances, but their top two places were really never in doubt.

1​
Squire179540
2​
Fauniera173400
3​
Cordi333168800
4​
HugoKoblet167850
5​
Laarsland163330
6​
Skidmark163270
7​
Kazistuta157490
8​
Nathanptz156410
9​
AlyKaptan153560
10​
Comodoro153050
11​
Karaev150780
12​
RoteLaterne140150
13​
TheAsian138890
14​
Ludwigzgz134372
15​
LosBrolin13383-1
16​
Kryvo132881
17​
Vladimir13179-2
18​
LukasCPH127310
19​
Scrooll07123790
20​
Hakkie2122260
21​
Flo117800
22​
Armchair_Cyclist115180
23​
Josedin110990
24​
Shalgo109690
25​
Blues_in_the_Bottle109030
26​
JonEzeitza108282
27​
Madrazo10760-1
28​
Joelsim105391
29​
Leadbelly10245-3
30​
AmisVelo101320
31​
Monsieur_Hulot94820
32​
DJW83350
33​
NorthAmericanScum57350
34​
Trudgin43690
CollectiveWisdom17186
CollectiveIgnorance15171

And the game is in the status of a Tour de France with only the Paris parade remaining: we all know who to congratulate, but the award can't be made quite yet.

As with the other games, I will do some analysis when the final data is out, but until then, here is the spreadsheet.
 
Jan 3, 2018
184
5
2,845
This has been my third season and I have managed to improve my previous positions. This year's 4th place improves on the previous 19th and 26th. We are learning. I want to thank Armchair for his work and tell him that in January we will see each other again on a new date.
 
This has been my third season and I have managed to improve my previous positions. This year's 4th place improves on the previous 19th and 26th. We are learning. I want to thank Armchair for his work and tell him that in January we will see each other again on a new date.
We should indeed all see each other again for another round of this: don't take this as the launch (or I'll have to get my list of names ready to send to the first entrant), but expect the rules to be unchanged (18 riders, <200 career points), the launch to be early in January, and the deadline to be the end of that month.

So start thinking and listing, by all means, but don't send me anything yet.
 
Thanks again for all the work with these games! They are awesome to follow!

It's really fun and satisfying coming out on top here. That streak of winning four months in a row in the 2nd year was crazy!

I got a bit lucky with some rare-ish picks (chiefly Madouas who was more of a gut feeling. Didn't know much about him), while others I always had a big belief in (Hirschi since his junior years & my unique pick Cees Bol). And Pogacar, although a fairly obvious pick for me, outperformed my expecatations massively! As Armchair pointed out somewhere, having the TdF winner in these games is incredible.

I picked the wrong Androni kid (Rivera over Sosa), but that luckily didn't matter in the end.
 
The final analysis
Firstly, Year 3 months 11b-12 (16th November to the end of the year) changed none of the scores at all, so the final table is exactly as it was last month, so now Squire can be officially congratulated, as can Fauniera and Cordi on their podiums.


The best possible team

RiderPointsTeams
POGACAR Tadej
3924​
16​
EVENEPOEL Remco
1870​
0​
JAKOBSEN Fabio
1839​
27​
VLASOV Aleksandr
1802​
0​
PHILIPSEN Jasper
1757​
21​
HIRSCHI Marc
1632​
7​
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres
1536​
0​
ASGREEN Kasper
1529​
2​
MADOUAS Valentin
1488​
10​
GANNA Filippo
1480​
23​
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro
1293​
12​
ALMEIDA Joao Pedro Gonçalves
1290​
0​
HODEG CHAGUI Alvaro Jose
1175​
22​
BALLERINI Davide
1113​
1​
DE GENDT Aimé
1038​
1​
BOL Cees
983​
1​
ARANBURU DEBA Alexander
936​
0​
MCNULTY Brandon
886​
18​
Of riders in the CQ era (emerging 1999 or later), Pogacar comes 4th in the rules of this game: behind Valverde, Sagan and Bernal, but ahead of any of the other 'greats' of this century. I can't help but wonder what position Evenepoel will occupy in a year's time.

That best possible selection would have scored 27571pts: Squire scored 65.1% of this, rather short of Madrazo's record of 69.5% in 2015-17, but still well ahead of anyone here.

Of the top teams, who had who of these top selections?
1​
Squire17954Pogacar/Jakobsen/Philipsen/Hirschi/Madouas/Ganna/Bol/McNulty
2​
Fauniera17340Pogacar/Philipsen/Hirschi/Madouas/Ganna/Sosa/Hodeg/McNulty
3​
Cordi33316880Pogacar/Jakobsen/Philipsen/Hirschi/Ganna/Hodeg/McNulty
4​
HugoKoblet16785Pogacar/Jakobsen/Philipsen/Madouas/Ganna/Hodeg
5​
Laarsland16333Pogacar/Jakobsen/Philipsen/Madouas/Ganna/Sosa
6​
Skidmark16327Pogacar/Jakobsen/Philipsen/Ganna/Hodeg/McNulty
7​
Kazistuta15749Pogacar/Jakobsen/Philipsen/Madouas/Ganna/McNulty
8​
Nathanptz15641Pogacar/Philipsen/Madouas/Sosa/Hodeg/McNulty
9​
AlyKaptan15356Pogacar/Jakobsen/Madouas/Ganna/Sosa/McNulty
10​
Comodoro15305Pogacar/Jakobsen/Philipsen/Sosa/Hodeg/McNulty
Other than Bol (who could be said to hold the difference between Squire's win and coming second), the other unique picks to make the best possible team was Madrazo's choice: Ballerini and Aimé De Gendt for North American Scum. Leadbelly and Lukas were the pair who went for Asgreen.
Those were the only teams to finish ahead of the Collective Ignorance team (virtual 11th is the worst performance yet of this anti-selection, which has actually dropped down the table every edition of the game), featuring Evenepoel, Vlasov, Higuita, Almeida and Aranburu.



2020 was not a great year for point scoring in CQ given the number of cancellations: only 31.9% of the games points came in year 3 (28.7 in Yr 1, 39.5 in year 2): in all previous editions year 3 has been the top scoring year by some amount.

In order of the scores earned in 2020:
TeamScore at 31/12/19Rank at 31/12/19Points in 2020Final RankChange in Year 3
Squire
11565​
1​
6389​
1​
0​
Cordi333
10506​
9​
6374​
3​
6​
Fauniera
10985​
2​
6355​
2​
0​
HugoKoblet
10821​
6​
5964​
4​
2​
Kazistuta
10059​
11​
5690​
7​
4​
Skidmark
10647​
8​
5680​
6​
2​
Laarsland
10678​
7​
5655​
5​
2​
AlyKaptan
10165​
10​
5191​
9​
1​
Vladimir
8082​
20​
5097​
17​
3​
RoteLaterne
9126​
15​
4889​
12​
3​
LukasCPH
7900​
23​
4831​
18​
5​
Nathanptz
10829​
5​
4812​
8​
-3​
Comodoro
10857​
3​
4448​
10​
-7​
LosBrolin
9022​
16​
4361​
15​
1​
Leadbelly
5908​
32​
4337​
29​
3​
Karaev
10848​
4​
4230​
11​
-7​
TheAsian
9914​
13​
3975​
13​
0​
Kryvo
9424​
14​
3864​
16​
-2​
Armchair_Cyclist
7940​
22​
3578​
22​
0​
Ludwigzgz
9916​
12​
3521​
14​
-2​
Scrooll07
8874​
18​
3505​
19​
-1​
Flo
8305​
19​
3475​
21​
-2​
Hakkie2
8887​
17​
3339​
20​
-3​
JonEzeitza
7579​
27​
3249​
26​
1​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
7719​
25​
3184​
25​
0​
Joelsim
7373​
29​
3166​
28​
1​
Josedin
7971​
21​
3128​
23​
-2​
Madrazo
7646​
26​
3114​
27​
-1​
Shalgo
7899​
24​
3070​
24​
0​
AmisVelo
7549​
28​
2583​
30​
-2​
Monsieur_Hulot
7032​
30​
2450​
31​
-1​
DJW
6386​
31​
1949​
32​
-1​
NorthAmericanScum
4022​
33​
1713​
33​
0​
Trudgin
3151​
34​
1218​
34​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
11402​
5784​
CollectiveIgnorance
9381​
5790​


Collective Wisdom
There were 34 teams, and while 119 different riders were chosen, there were 18 ( a team's worth) who were on 11 or more teams. And they didn't do badly, apart from the perennially popular but disappointing in this game Albanese

RiderPointsTeams
POGACAR Tadej
3924​
16​
JAKOBSEN Fabio
1839​
27​
PHILIPSEN Jasper
1757​
21​
GANNA Filippo
1480​
23​
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro
1293​
12​
HODEG CHAGUI Alvaro Jose
1175​
22​
MCNULTY Brandon
886​
18​
KNOX James
820​
14​
NARVAEZ PRADO Jhonatan Manuel
706​
26​
RIABUSHENKO Aliaksandr
523​
28​
BJERG Mikkel
500​
18​
PADUN Mark
460​
19​
EG Niklas
454​
21​
PEDERSEN Casper Phillip
396​
11​
RIVERA SERRANO Kevin
375​
20​
CRAS Steff
295​
13​
VANHOUCKE Harm
201​
13​
ALBANESE Vincenzo
102​
18​

This team would have come third overall, which is a best for the CW team in the 5 completed editions. I'm not sure whether that speaks well of us (many of us chose many successful riders) or if it is a bad reflection on us (for nearly all of us, the ones that should have been fairly obvious that we omitted are better than the ones we picked instead)


All Time lists
Well, scarcely all time, but 5 rounds of the game have now been completed. 11 managers entered all of them (and I think have been in the subsequent ones too), and the top ten cumulative scores are:
1​
Skidmark
77902​
2​
Ludwigzgz
72713​
3​
Madrazo
72021​
4​
Kazistuta
69381​
5​
Vladimir
66653​
6​
Flo
66644​
7​
Rote Laterne
66290​
8​
Comodoro
65563​
9​
Armchair Cyclist
64235​
10​
Hugo Koblet
60967​

Ludwigzgz has moved up one spot since last year, Kazistuta and Vladimir 4 places each. This was Hugo Koblet's 4th participation, but he beats two teams that have had one more go than him to make tenth.

And to give those who have not been quite so consistent, the best averages for those who have completed at least three games.
1​
Skidmark
15580​
2​
HugoKoblet
15242​
3​
Jakob747
14551​
4​
Ludwigzgz
14543​
5​
Alykaptan
14519​
6​
AmisVelo
14449​
7​
GPBlanco
14409​
8​
Madrazo
14404​
9​
MC_Mountain
14337​
10​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
14295​
but the Collective Wisdom team has an average of 15698, and the Collective Ignorance team still leads the long term rankings with 16281.



The failed picks
If the presence of Vincenzo Albanese in the Collective Wisdom team is a bit of an embarrassment, that more than half of us picked a rider who has scored just over 100 points in three years, that is not the end of the story. There are 31 riders that we picked who have gained fewer points than Albanese, 11 of them were picked by more than one of us, and one (Logan Owen) very nearly made the Collective Wisdom team. Two of them didn't manage a single point in the three years, and 28 of them are still eligible for the 2021-23 game


If that has not exhausted every piece of data you could hope to extract from the spreadsheet, and you still want to explore further, here it is.
 
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