2018 Giro CQ Game

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Stage 2 to Tel Aviv

Purple points
For those new to following these games, the purple points every day will be the top ten, plus the pink jersey wearer. This year, on the sprint stages we will probably see few teams laying claim to the big points, as Viviani's price meant he was unchosen, and his presumed supremacy meant other moderately expensive sprinters are rare selections.

VIVIANI Elia 70 0 teams
MARECZKO Jakub 40 2 teams (Chiron, Trudgin)
BENNETT Sam 25 2 teams (Tigerion, Yellow Knight)
DENNIS Rohan 18 9 teams
BONIFAZIO Niccolo 15 5 teams
MODOLO Sacha 10 3 teams
VENTURINI Clément 7 0 teams
GIBBONS Ryan 5 7 teams
BELLETTI Manuel 3 0 teams
PLANCKAERT Baptiste 2 0 teams
DRUCKER Jempy 1 0 teams


1 Chiron 50
2 Tigerion 45
3 Trudgin 40
4 Yellow_Knight 30
5 SafeBet 23
6= Nathanptz, Search 20
8= AmisVelo, Armchair_Cyclist, Bminchow, Del1962, Drebola, PremierAndrew, Ruvu75, ThePirate81 18
16= Scrool07, Vladimir 15
18= Carlo_Algatrensig, Kazistuta 10
20= Laarsland, LosBrolin 5
22= Everyone else 0

Although I wouldn't think of it as the main game, there can be some bragging rights in topping the Purple points table, and some teams in the past have looked as though they were put together with that goal in mind. Maybe that ambition is behind the multisprinter teams of Chiron (Marecsko, Modolo and Van Poppel), Tigerion (Bennett, Bonifazio, Gibbons and Sbaragli) and some others.

Standings
For the moment, top two finishers in the prologue, with the pink jersey bonuses, still define the top 10.
1 BicycleBoy 88
2 Bminchow 63
2 SafeBet 63
4 AmisVelo 58
4 Armchair_Cyclist 58
4 Del1962 58
4 Drebola 58
4 PremierAndrew 58
4 Ruvu75 58
4 ThePirate81 58
11 Chiron 50
12 Trudgin 47
13 Tigerion 45
14 Yellow_Knight 35
15 Nathanptz 20
15 Scrool07 20
15 Search 20
18 Vladimir 15
19 Carlo_Algatrensig 10
19 Kazistuta 10
19 LosBrolin 10
19 Shalgo 10
23 Laarsland 5
23 Mellow_Velo 5
23 Rote_Laterne 5
26 Salvarani 3
27 Googolplex 1

Pink points

Dumoulin, and the Bicycle Boy team, demonstrate how negative points are a thing in this way of keeping score. At the end of the race, CQ will give 500 points to the GC winner and 375 to whoever is second. So in falling from 1st to second, he loses 125 projected points. He also loses a bunch in the points classification. Note also that the KoM classification makes an impact, with Barbin getting a 70 point increase despite being 67th on the stage.

(most days I will post the major changes only among those who have been selected)
VIVIANI Elia 140 0 team
DENNIS Rohan 128 9 teams
MARECZKO Jakub 80 2 teams
BARBIN Enrico 70 0 team
BENNETT Sam 40 2 teams
BOIVIN Guillaume 40 0 team
BALLERINI Davide 35 1 team
BONIFAZIO Niccolo 22 5 teams
ROELANDTS Jürgen 14 0 team
MODOLO Sacha 13 3 teams
PUCCIO Salvatore 11 0 team
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 10 36 teams
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis 10 2 teams
---
DOWSETT Alex -10 1 team
HAGA Chad -13 0 team
GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel -15 0 team
KIRYIENKA Vasil -17 0 team
CAMPENAERTS Victor -23 0 team
LUTSENKO Alexey -25 0 team
SEPULVEDA Eduardo -35 3 teams
POELS Wout -39 1 team
SCULLY Tom -63 0 team
DUMOULIN Tom -190 1 team

1 ThePirate81 156
2 Bminchow 152
3 Del1962 151
3 Drebola 151
5 Ruvu75 148
6 Armchair_Cyclist 146
7 SafeBet 139
8 PremierAndrew 128
9 AmisVelo 124
10 Chiron 122
11 Trudgin 108
12 Tigerion 77
13 Search 51
14 Vladimir 46
15 Carlo_Algatrensig 41
16 Fauniera 37
16 Nathanptz 37
18 Russell23 34
19 Kazistuta 32
20 Scrool07 27
21 LightBing 25
22 GPBlanco 24
23 Googolplex 22
24 Gotland 21
24 Hakkie2 21
26 SemirS 20
26 Squire 20
28 LosBrolin 17
29 Laarsland 15
29 Rote_Laterne 15
31 Comodoro 14
31 Salvarani 14
31 Shalgo 14
34 BikeRacer33 13
35 Mellow_Velo 12
35 Minessa 12
37 Caruut 10
37 Handbrake 10
37 Leadbelly 10
40 Koronin 9
41 Yellow_Knight 7
42 BluesInTheBottle -13
43 Axl -14
44 BicycleBoy -184
Collective_Wisdom 17

Standings

The top ten at this early (and probably irrelevant) stage consists of the 9 Dennis teams, followed by Bicycle Boy (Dumoulin). Yates is the main reason that Bminchow leads the Dennis teams, while the Pinot-Formolo combination raises Pirate and Del to the virtual podium, Kangert throwing the balance in The Pirate's favour.

Chiron manages a 15 place jump in position.

1 Bminchow 962
2 ThePirate81 871
3 Del1962 838
4 SafeBet 797
5 AmisVelo 790
6 Ruvu75 785
7 Drebola 757
8 Armchair_Cyclist 726
9 PremierAndrew 688
10 BicycleBoy 677
11 Trudgin 616
12 Shalgo 423
13 LosBrolin 410
14 Mellow_Velo 403
15 Scrool07 398
16 Rote_Laterne 397
17 Yellow_Knight 380
18 Salvarani 376
19 Nathanptz 342
20 Vladimir 334
21 Fauniera 322
22 Russell23 314
23 Googolplex 310
24 BikeRacer33 304
25 Chiron 296
26 SemirS 286
26 Squire 286
28 Tigerion 277
29 Laarsland 270
30 Axl 266
31 Gotland 264
31 LightBing 264
33 GPBlanco 262
34 Comodoro 251
35 Minessa 229
36 Carlo_Algatrensig 223
37 Leadbelly 217
38 Search 215
39 Handbrake 210
40 Hakkie2 197
41 BluesInTheBottle 194
42 Kazistuta 173
43 Caruut 154
44 Koronin 139
Collective_Wisdom 241

I probably won't think of posting the link to the spreadsheet every day, but here it is, and that is where you will find it any time you might want to look it up.
 
Stage 3 across the Desert to Eilat

Purple points
Fairly similar to yesterday, but with the popular pick Danny Van Poppel getting in a few points for his teams, and Modolo swapping roles with Mareczko.
VIVIANI Elia 70 0 team
MODOLO Sacha 40 3 teams
BENNETT Sam 25 2 teams
DENNIS Rohan 18 9 teams
MARECZKO Jakub 15 2 teams
VAN POPPEL Danny 10 14 teams
DEBUSSCHERE Jens 7 0 team
BELLETTI Manuel 5 0 team
PLANCKAERT Baptiste 3 0 team
PEDERSEN Mads 2 0 team
GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel 1 0 team

1 Chiron 65 (Modolo, Mareczko and Van Poppel)
2 Kazistuta 50 (Modolo and Van Poppel)
3 Carlo_Algatrensig 40
4= AmisVelo, Drebola, Ruvu75, SafeBet 28 (Dennis and DvP)
8 Tigerion, Yellow_Knight 25 (Bennett)
10= Dennis without DvP 18
15 Trudgin 15
16= DvP without Dennis 10
24= Everyone else 0

Standings

Chiron overtakes all the Dennis teams, and the only team to have a stage winner, in one go.

1 Chiron 115
2 SafeBet 91
3 BicycleBoy 88
4 AmisVelo 86
4 Drebola 86
4 Ruvu75 86
7 Bminchow 81
8 Armchair_Cyclist 76
8 Del1962 76
8 PremierAndrew 76
8 ThePirate81 76


Pink points

Very little GC action, with the main advantages being gained from Campanaerts' poor placement.
MODOLO Sacha 77 3 teams
BENNETT Sam 25 2 teams
SCHACHMANN Maximilian 25 1 team
YATES Simon 25 6 teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 25 1 team
DOWSETT Alex 25 1 team
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto 15 3 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico 15 1 team
VAN POPPEL Danny 10 14 teams
O'CONNOR Ben 10 9 teams
BENNETT George 10 7 teams
---
BALLERINI Davide -17 1 team
VERVAEKE Louis -17 5 teams

On the day
On days of little GC action, the daily winners will be similar both here and in the purple points classification.

1 Chiron 116
2 Kazistuta 111
3 Carlo_Algatrensig 109
4 Shalgo 62
4 Yellow_Knight 62
6 Googolplex 53
6 Salvarani 53
8 Rote_Laterne 47
9 LosBrolin 46
10 Mellow_Velo 43
11 AmisVelo 38
11 Drebola 38
13 Hakkie2 36
14 Russell23 34
15 Scrool07 33
15 Vladimir 33
17 Nathanptz 32
18 Ruvu75 30
18 Tigerion 30
20 Bminchow 28
21 LightBing 26
22 BluesInTheBottle 25
22 Laarsland 25
24 Caruut 24
24 Handbrake 24
24 Search 24
27 Trudgin 23
28 Leadbelly 22
28 Minessa 22
30 Axl 20
30 Gotland 20
30 SemirS 20
30 Squire 20
34 BikeRacer33 18
34 Del1962 18
36 SafeBet 17
37 Koronin 14
38 Fauniera 11
38 GPBlanco 11
40 Comodoro 10
41 PremierAndrew 6
42 BicycleBoy -1
43 Armchair_Cyclist -3
43 ThePirate81 -3
Collective_Wisdom 25


Standings
Minor GC changes bring Amis Velo and Ruvu above SafeBet as the only top ten changes, and Carlo Algatrensig rises 11 places in the day's most dramatic leap, but the unique combination of Dennis and Yates (currently 1st and 6th on GC) gives Bminchow the lead through our first rest day.

1 Bminchow 990
2 ThePirate81 868
3 Del1962 856
4 AmisVelo 828
5 Ruvu75 815
6 SafeBet 814
7 Drebola 795
8 Armchair_Cyclist 723
9 PremierAndrew 694
10 BicycleBoy 676
11 Trudgin 639
12 Shalgo 485
13 LosBrolin 456
14 Mellow_Velo 446
15 Rote_Laterne 444
16 Yellow_Knight 442
17 Scrool07 431
18 Salvarani 429
19 Chiron 412
20 Nathanptz 374
21 Vladimir 367
22 Googolplex 363
23 Russell23 348
24 Fauniera 333
25 Carlo_Algatrensig 332
26 BikeRacer33 322
27 Tigerion 307
28 SemirS 306
28 Squire 306
30 Laarsland 295
31 LightBing 290
32 Axl 286
33 Gotland 284
33 Kazistuta 284
35 GPBlanco 273
36 Comodoro 261
37 Minessa 251
38 Leadbelly 239
38 Search 239
40 Handbrake 234
41 Hakkie2 233
42 BluesInTheBottle 219
43 Caruut 178
44 Koronin 153
Collective_Wisdom 266
 
Stage 4 Back in Italy (apologies to any MIS supporters), and up the Mur of Caltagirone

Purple points

When Kirby was identifying Battaglin as Bennett, some teams will have thought that they were packing the top 5. A few of our popular mid-budget, low-mid top ten GC type picks get a mention and some points

WELLENS Tim 70 0 team
WOODS Michael 40 17 teams
BATTAGLIN Enrico 25 0 team
DENNIS Rohan 18 9 teams
YATES Simon 15 6 teams
FORMOLO Davide 10 20 teams
KREUZIGER Roman 7 0 team
KONRAD Patrick 5 0 teams
SANCHEZ GIL Luis Leon 3 0 team
POZZOVIVO Domenico 2 1 team
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 1 36 teams

1 Bminchow 84 (Woods, Dennis, Yates, Formolo, Chaves)
2 AmisVelo, Ruvu75, ThePirate81 69 (Woods, Dennis, Formolo, Chaves)
5 Armchair_Cyclist, Drebola 59 (Woods, Dennis, Chaves)
7 PremierAndrew, SafeBet 58 (Woods, Dennis)
9 Mellow_Velo 56
10 Yellow_Knight 55
11 Carlo_Algatrensig, Chiron, Comodoro, Gotland 51
15 Kazistuta, Nathanptz 41
17 Koronin 40
18 Del1962 29
19 Rote_Laterne 26
20 Scrool07 25
21 LosBrolin 16
22 8 teams with Formolo and Chaves 11
30 Laarsland 10
31 Googolplex 3
32 11 teams with Chaves only 1
43 BicycleBoy, Trudgin 0
Collective_Wisdom 43

Most teams scored today, everyone is finally off the mark

1 Chiron 166
2 Bminchow 165
3 AmisVelo 155
3 Ruvu75 155
5 SafeBet 149
6 Drebola 145
6 ThePirate81 145
8 Armchair_Cyclist 135
9 PremierAndrew 134
10 Yellow_Knight 115

Pink points

It is not so much that riders have moved up; more that non-GC men with a decent TT ranking have dropped down. Note that Guardini's DNF (or was it a DNS? I heard some mention of a second withdrawal on the restday, but never heard who) results in a 15 point loss: it had been assumed that he would be a finisher outside the top 50, but even that would have been worth 15 CQ points.

YATES Simon 115 6
WOODS Michael 100 17
PINOT Thibaut 81 24
FORMOLO Davide 64 20
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 53 36
POZZOVIVO Domenico 42 1
KANGERT Tanel 36 19
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 31 5
MEINTJES Louis 27 5
SCHACHMANN Maximilian 25 1
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 23 25
BENNETT George 22 7
ARU Fabio 20 3
DENNIS Rohan 16 9
MOSCA Jacopo 15 1
---
GUARDINI Andrea -15 15
DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David -17 1
FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben -27 6
DOWSETT Alex -233 1


Lots of points being won today, unless you have Dowsett as a unique pick

1 Bminchow 370
2 ThePirate81 350
3 Mellow_Velo 346
4 Rote_Laterne 322
5 Gotland 295
6 Comodoro 292
7 Carlo_Algatrensig 291
8 Ruvu75 277
9 Russell23 268
10 Nathanptz 261
11 Yellow_Knight 260
12 AmisVelo 259
13 Scrool07 258
14 SemirS 257
14 Squire 257
16 LosBrolin 253
17 Drebola 240
18 SafeBet 235
19 Armchair_Cyclist 224
20 Fauniera 215
21 Chiron 212
22 Laarsland 206
23 Axl 205
24 GPBlanco 193
25 Del1962 192
26 BikeRacer33 188
27 Googolplex 175
28 Hakkie2 171
28 LightBing 171
30 PremierAndrew 166
31 Kazistuta 165
32 Tigerion 163
33 BluesInTheBottle 160
34 Salvarani 156
35 Caruut 147
36 Leadbelly 146
37 Vladimir 143
38 Handbrake 142
39 Koronin 128
39 Search 128
41 BicycleBoy 117
42 Minessa 115
43 Trudgin 84
44 Shalgo -116
Collective_Wisdom 288

Bminchow was already top of the standings, then he topped today's tables. Can it last?

1 Bminchow 1360
2 ThePirate81 1218
3 Ruvu75 1092
4 AmisVelo 1087
5 SafeBet 1049
6 Del1962 1048
7 Drebola 1035
8 Armchair_Cyclist 947
9 PremierAndrew 860
10 BicycleBoy 793
11 Mellow_Velo 792
12 Rote_Laterne 766
13 Trudgin 723
14 LosBrolin 709
15 Yellow_Knight 702
16 Scrool07 689
17 Nathanptz 635
18 Chiron 624
19 Carlo_Algatrensig 623
20 Russell23 616
21 Salvarani 585
22 Gotland 579
23 SemirS 563
23 Squire 563
25 Comodoro 553
26 Fauniera 548
27 Googolplex 538
28 BikeRacer33 510
28 Vladimir 510
30 Laarsland 501
31 Axl 491
32 Tigerion 470
33 GPBlanco 466
34 LightBing 461
35 Kazistuta 449
36 Hakkie2 404
37 Leadbelly 385
38 BluesInTheBottle 379
39 Handbrake 376
40 Shalgo 369
41 Search 367
42 Minessa 366
43 Caruut 325
44 Koronin 281
Collective_Wisdom 554
 
Stage 5 to Santa Ninfa: similar type of riders to yesterday, but not as many points.

Purple points

BATTAGLIN Enrico 70 0 team
VISCONTI Giovanni 40 1 team
GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel 25 0 team
DENNIS Rohan 18 9 teams
SCHACHMANN Maximilian 15 1 team
YATES Simon 10 6 teams
WELLENS Tim 7 0 team
GAVAZZI Francesco 5 1 team
LAMMERTINK Maurits 3 0 team
POZZOVIVO Domenico 2 1 team
KONRAD Patrick 1 0 team


1 Koronin 40 (Visconti)
2 Bminchow 28 (Dennis and Yates)
3 Rest of the Dennis teams 18
11 Salvarani 15 (Schachmann)
12 Rest of the Yates teams 10
17 Caruut 5
18 Googolplex 2

1 Bminchow 193
2 AmisVelo 173
2 Ruvu75 173
4 SafeBet 167
5 Chiron 166
6 Drebola 163
6 ThePirate81 163
8 Armchair_Cyclist 153
9 PremierAndrew 152
10 Yellow_Knight 125

Pink points

The main shake out of those who are by no means climbers happened yesterday, so only a slight continuation of that process today. Time lost was more relevant than projected points for Lopez, on whom more than half the teams have risked more than 30% of their budget; Pinot, almost as popular, lost almost as many points, but that was simply dropping one place due to Goncalves getting 4 bonus seconds.

VISCONTI Giovanni 42 1 team
MULLEN Ryan 25 1 team
DENNIS Rohan 16 9 teams
SCHACHMANN Maximilian 15 1 team
GAVAZZI Francesco 14 1 team
YATES Simon 10 6 teams
---
BALLERINI Davide -10 1 team
MONTAGUTI Matteo -11 1 team
MOSCA Jacopo -12 1 team
PINOT Thibaut -15 24 teams
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto -15 3 teams
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel -17 25 teams
DOWSETT Alex -17 1 team

Not very large scores today, but that is just as well given that most of them are negative scores.
1 Yellow_Knight 39 (Mullen and Yates)
2 Bminchow 29 (Dennis and Yates)
2 Koronin 29 (Visconti, but Lopez)
4 AmisVelo 21
5 SafeBet 4
6 Armchair_Cyclist 3
7 Del1962 2
7 LosBrolin 2
7 PremierAndrew 2
7 Salvarani 2
11 Chiron 1
12 Drebola 0
12 ThePirate81 0
14 Carlo_Algatrensig -2
14 Ruvu75 -2
16 Mellow_Velo -4
16 Scrool07 -4
18 Rote_Laterne -5
19 Caruut -8
20 Russell23 -9
21 BicycleBoy -10
21 Gotland -10
23 Axl -11
24 Search -12
25 Tigerion -14
26 BluesInTheBottle -15
27 Kazistuta -16
28 Googolplex -22
28 Hakkie2 -22
30 Comodoro -25
31 Nathanptz -26
32 Laarsland -28
33 Vladimir -30
34 LightBing -31
35 BikeRacer33 -32
35 Fauniera -32
35 GPBlanco -32
35 Handbrake -32
35 Minessa -32
35 SemirS -32
35 Shalgo -32
35 Squire -32
43 Leadbelly -43
44 Trudgin -49
Collective_Wisdom -28

Bminchow extends his lead still further, as Amis Velo sneaks onto the podium, and Mellow Velo into the top ten. A couple of 3 place rises, for Axl and Search, is as dramatic as it got.

1 Bminchow 1389
2 ThePirate81 1218
3 AmisVelo 1108
4 Ruvu75 1090
5 SafeBet 1053
6 Del1962 1050
7 Drebola 1035
8 Armchair_Cyclist 950
9 PremierAndrew 862
10 Mellow_Velo 788
11 BicycleBoy 783
12 Rote_Laterne 761
13 Yellow_Knight 741
14 LosBrolin 711
15 Scrool07 685
16 Trudgin 674
17 Chiron 625
18 Carlo_Algatrensig 621
19 Nathanptz 609
20 Russell23 607
21 Salvarani 587
22 Gotland 569
23 SemirS 531
23 Squire 531
25 Comodoro 528
26 Fauniera 516
26 Googolplex 516
28 Axl 480
28 Vladimir 480
30 BikeRacer33 478
31 Laarsland 473
32 Tigerion 456
33 GPBlanco 434
34 Kazistuta 433
35 LightBing 430
36 Hakkie2 382
37 BluesInTheBottle 364
38 Search 355
39 Handbrake 344
40 Leadbelly 342
41 Shalgo 337
42 Minessa 334
43 Caruut 317
44 Koronin 310
Collective_Wisdom 526

The first MTF usually renders the previous standings almost irrelevant: tomorrow the table could look very different.
 
Salvarani said:
Dennis was not 4th on the stage or am I missing something?
He was not, but as the recipient of 18 points for holding the Pink Jersey, he is the 4th highest CQ point scorer of the day. Those points are guaranteed (he will keep them even if he fails to finish the race) so I include them in this part of the calculations.
 
Re:

Tigerion said:
Was hoping for something from Bennett today but looks like he was dropped and ended up in the grupetto. Not sure if he got caught up in that crash
I thought for a moment I had missed notification of a major time loss for George (or as Brian Smith sometimes calls him, Gordon Bennett). I guess Sam was still recovering from having totally misread the final gradients the day before.
 
Armchair cyclist said:
Salvarani said:
Dennis was not 4th on the stage or am I missing something?
He was not, but as the recipient of 18 points for holding the Pink Jersey, he is the 4th highest CQ point scorer of the day. Those points are guaranteed (he will keep them even if he fails to finish the race) so I include them in this part of the calculations.
Got it. Thank you for clarification.
 
Stage 6 to Mt Etna

Purple points

The GC guys finally get to show themselves, and and these are some of the names that we all had to consider when making our selections.

CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 70pts 36 teams
YATES Simon 58 6 teams
PINOT Thibaut 25 24 teams
BENNETT George 15 7 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico 10 1 team
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 7 25 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 5 5 teams
DUMOULIN Tom 3 1 team
ARU Fabio 2 3 teams
FROOME Chris 1 0 team


Loads of points, and I'm not sure that anyone has had the top 4 on a stage, and the leader jersey points, in a GT CQ game
1 LosBrolin 168 (Chaves, Yates, Pinot and Bennett)
2 Mellow_Velo 153 (Chaves, Yates and Pinot)
3 Bminchow 143 (Chaves, Yates and Bennett)
4 Rote_Laterne 140 (Chaves, Yates, Lopez and Carapaz)
5= Axl, Russell23 110
7- BikeRacer33, Fauniera, GPBlanco, Handbrake, Leadbelly, LightBing, Minessa, SemirS, Squire 102
16 Nathanptz 100
17 Comodoro, Del1962, Gotland, Salvarani, ThePirate81, Tigerion 95
23 Hakkie2 92
24 Carlo_Algatrensig 90
25 Googolplex 87
26 AmisVelo 85
27 Kazistuta 82
28 BluesInTheBottle, Search, Shalgo 79
31 Armchair_Cyclist, Caruut, Drebola, Ruvu75, Vladimir 77
36 Chiron, Scrool07 70
38 Yellow_Knight 58
39 Laarsland 32
40 BicycleBoy 28
41 SafeBet, Trudgin 25
43 Koronin, PremierAndrew 7
Collective_Wisdom 86

Top ten guaranteed points standings:
1 Bminchow 336
2 AmisVelo 258
2 ThePirate81 258
4 Ruvu75 250
5 Drebola 240
6 Chiron 236
7 Armchair_Cyclist 230
8 Mellow_Velo 224
9 Del1962 218
10 LosBrolin 204


Pink points

Huge points swings today.
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 359pts 36 teams
YATES Simon 284 6 teams
PINOT Thibaut 140 24 teams
BENNETT George 109 7 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico 88 1 team
ARU Fabio 79 3 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 67 5 teams
O'CONNOR Ben 52 9 teams
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 40 25 teams
---
PREIDLER Georg -34 1 team
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello -50 1 team
FORMOLO Davide -70 20 teams
SCHACHMANN Maximilian -145 1 team
DENNIS Rohan -285 9 teams

There will probably not be such a day of swings again: from now on it will be individuals' ups and downs that will create most of the changes, alongside the daily points. There won't be many people moving up 10 or more places in a day from now on, but there may well be drops that big or much bigger.

Gains and losses on the day
1 LosBrolin 899
2 Mellow_Velo 857
3 Rote_Laterne 677
4 Russell23 594
5 Nathanptz 585
6 Axl 551
7 Handbrake 549
8 LightBing 544
9 Leadbelly 542
10 Carlo_Algatrensig 539
10 Minessa 539
12 GPBlanco 529
13 Googolplex 523
14 Gotland 514
15 Tigerion 502
16 BikeRacer33 489
17 Kazistuta 488
18 SemirS 463
19 Shalgo 462
20 Search 459
20 Squire 459
22 Comodoro 458
23 Fauniera 453
24 Caruut 450
25 Hakkie2 438
26 Bminchow 419
27 BluesInTheBottle 418
28 Salvarani 406
29 Chiron 363
30 Vladimir 354
31 Scrool07 320
32 Yellow_Knight 277
33 Drebola 178
34 Del1962 172
35 AmisVelo 159
36 Armchair_Cyclist 157
37 ThePirate81 156
38 BicycleBoy 127
39 Laarsland 106
40 Trudgin 89
41 Koronin 86
42 Ruvu75 50
43 SafeBet -126
44 PremierAndrew -211
Collective_Wisdom 400

And so the standings get a thorough shake-up, but not so thorough that the leader is dethroned. Although it was a bad day for those with Dennis on the daily losses table, he remains (for now) the 4th highest projected scorer, and a very good return on investment.
Just behind Bminchow, whose lead is almost undented, Mellow Velo, Los Brolin and Rote Laterne all share the Michelton Scott duo with him, rise from 10th, 14th and 12th respectively, and are followed by most of what was this morning's top ten. Los Brolin was one of 4 teams to rise 11 places on the day, but they are all eclipsed by Axl, with a 12 position surge.
1 Bminchow 1808
2 Mellow_Velo 1645
3 LosBrolin 1610
4 Rote_Laterne 1438
5 ThePirate81 1374
6 AmisVelo 1267
7 Del1962 1222
8 Drebola 1213
9 Russell23 1201
10 Nathanptz 1194
11 Carlo_Algatrensig 1160
12 Ruvu75 1140
13 Armchair_Cyclist 1107
14 Gotland 1083
15 Googolplex 1039
16 Axl 1031
17 Yellow_Knight 1018
18 Scrool07 1005
19 SemirS 994
20 Salvarani 993
21 Squire 990
22 Chiron 988
23 Comodoro 986
24 LightBing 974
25 Fauniera 969
26 BikeRacer33 967
27 GPBlanco 963
28 Tigerion 958
29 SafeBet 927
30 Kazistuta 921
31 BicycleBoy 910
32 Handbrake 893
33 Leadbelly 884
34 Minessa 873
35 Vladimir 834
36 Hakkie2 820
37 Search 814
38 Shalgo 799
39 BluesInTheBottle 782
40 Caruut 767
41 Trudgin 763
42 PremierAndrew 651
43 Laarsland 579
44 Koronin 396
Collective_Wisdom 926
 
Well heck. I didn't know you were going to do daily updates!! This is awesome!! I am vacating in Spain from the U.S. and haven't been able to catch all the stages. But I sure enjoyed yesterdays. Let's keep this going!!
 
Stage 7 back on the mainland, a sprint to Praia a Mare

Purple points

Its a sprint, so some of the fringe sprinters who were not too expensive get marginal points. But this time the nt too expensive second best sprinter in the race takes top spot, to the joy of 2 teams.

BENNETT Sam 70 2 teams
VIVIANI Elia 40 0 team
BONIFAZIO Niccolo 25 5 teams
YATES Simon 18 6 teams
MODOLO Sacha 15 3 teams
VAN POPPEL Danny 10 14 teams
MARECZKO Jakub 7 2 team
VENTURINI Clément 5 0 team
PEDERSEN Mads 3 0 team
ROELANDTS Jürgen 2 0 team
DEBUSSCHERE Jens 1 0 team

1 Tigerion 95 (Bennett and Bonifazio)
2 Yellow_Knight 88 (Bennett and Yates)
3 Scrool07 43 (Bonifazio and Yates)
4 Nathanptz 35 (Bonifazio and Van Poppel)
5 Chiron 32 (Modolo, Van Poppel and Mareczko)
6= 3 Bonifazio teams 25
9= 4 Yates teams 18
13 Carlo_Algatrensig 15
14= 11 Van Poppel teams 10
25 Trudgin 7

1 Bminchow 354
2 Yellow_Knight 271
3 AmisVelo 268
3 Chiron 268
5 Tigerion 261
6 Ruvu75 260
7 ThePirate81 258
8 Drebola 250
9 Mellow_Velo 242
10 Armchair_Cyclist 230


Pink points

Other than the purple points and a bit of a shuffle in the points jersey, the most significant issue was Betancur's lack of concentration in staying close behind his team mates, losing 4 places in the process.

BENNETT Sam 95 2 teams
BONIFAZIO Niccolo 28 5 teams
YATES Simon 17 6 teams
VAN POPPEL Danny 10 14 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 8 5 teams
O'CONNOR Ben 8 9 teams
WOODS Michael 8 17 teams
BALLERINI Davide 7 1 team
---
ZARDINI Edoardo -15 1 team
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto -30 3 teams

Fairly insignificant changes today, especially for the unBennetted
1 Tigerion 123
2 Yellow_Knight 120
3 Scrool07 53
4 Mellow_Velo 33
5 Search 28
6 Carlo_Algatrensig 26
6 Kazistuta 26
8 Nathanptz 24
8 Rote_Laterne 24
10 Chiron 23
11 Bminchow 22
12 Drebola 21
13 Googolplex 20
14 Salvarani 18
15 Gotland 17
16 AmisVelo 15
16 LosBrolin 15
16 Ruvu75 15
19 SafeBet 14
20 Laarsland 10
20 Shalgo 10
22 Comodoro 9
23 GPBlanco 8
23 Handbrake 8
23 Koronin 8
26 Caruut 7
27 Russell23 6
28 Armchair_Cyclist 5
29 PremierAndrew 3
29 ThePirate81 3
31 Leadbelly 2
32 BicycleBoy 0
32 BikeRacer33 0
32 Fauniera 0
32 Minessa 0
36 Axl -1
37 BluesInTheBottle -2
37 LightBing -2
37 SemirS -2
37 Squire -2
41 Hakkie2 -3
41 Vladimir -3
43 Del1962 -4
44 Trudgin -25
Collective_Wisdom 15

Standings
12 place rise for Tigerion, and some minor changes low in the top ten, and that's about it for today.


1 Bminchow 1830
2 Mellow_Velo 1678
3 LosBrolin 1625
4 Rote_Laterne 1462
5 ThePirate81 1377
6 AmisVelo 1282
7 Drebola 1234
8 Del1962 1218
8 Nathanptz 1218
10 Russell23 1207
11 Carlo_Algatrensig 1186
12 Ruvu75 1155
13 Yellow_Knight 1138
14 Armchair_Cyclist 1112
15 Gotland 1100
16 Tigerion 1081
17 Googolplex 1059
18 Scrool07 1058
19 Axl 1030
20 Chiron 1011
20 Salvarani 1011
22 Comodoro 995
23 SemirS 992
24 Squire 988
25 LightBing 972
26 GPBlanco 971
27 Fauniera 969
28 BikeRacer33 967
29 Kazistuta 947
30 SafeBet 941
31 BicycleBoy 910
32 Handbrake 901
33 Leadbelly 886
34 Minessa 873
35 Search 842
36 Vladimir 831
37 Hakkie2 817
38 Shalgo 809
39 BluesInTheBottle 780
40 Caruut 774
41 Trudgin 738
42 PremierAndrew 654
43 Laarsland 589
44 Koronin 404
Collective_Wisdom 941

Tomorrow and Sunday are the sort of day's on which commentators will say your can't win the Giro, but you could lose it. Same applies here.
 
Stage 8 Long climb to Montevergine

Purple points


GC guys to the fore, but not the most expensive ones: that is the recipe for plenty of teams to score: all of us, in fact. Some comeback for all the Formolo teams after his poor day on Thursday

CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 70 5 teams
FORMOLO Davide 40 20 teams
YATES Simon 28 6 teams
PINOT Thibaut 25 24 teams
BATTAGLIN Enrico 15 0 team
POZZOVIVO Domenico 7 1 team
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 5 36 teams
KONRAD Patrick 3 0 team
WOODS Michael 2 17 teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 1 1 team

1 Rote_Laterne 143 (Carapaz, Formolo, Yates and Chaves)
2 Scrool07 138 (Carapaz, Formolo and Yates)
3 Carlo_Algatrensig 117 (Carapaz, Formolo, Woods and Chaves)
4 Nathanptz 102 (Carapaz, Pinot, Woods and Chaves)
5 Kazistuta 77
6 Bminchow 75
7= Comodoro, Gotland, ThePirate81 72
10= Axl, Del1962, Fauniera, Russell23, SemirS, Squire 70
16 Laarsland 65
17 Mellow_Velo 60
18 LosBrolin 58
19= AmisVelo, Chiron, Ruvu75 47
22= BluesInTheBottle, Hakkie2, Vladimir 45
25= BikeRacer33, GPBlanco, Handbrake, Leadbelly, LightBing, Minessa, Salvarani, Tigerion, Yellow_Knight 30
34 SafeBet 27
35 Trudgin 26
36 BicycleBoy 25
37 Googolplex 12
38= Armchair_Cyclist, Drebola 7
40= Caruut, Search, Shalgo 5
43= Koronin, PremierAndrew 2

Standings

1 Bminchow 429
2 Rote_Laterne 342
3 ThePirate81 330
4 Carlo_Algatrensig 323
5 AmisVelo 315
5 Chiron 315
7 Nathanptz 308
8 Ruvu75 307
9 Scrool07 306
10 Mellow_Velo 302


Pink Points

Time bonuses boost Pinot ahead of Pozzovivo on GC, and moves up in GC for Carapaz and Lopez, and down for O'Connor, means there is some change in projections as well as the daily points.

CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 130 5 teams
PINOT Thibaut 50 24 teams
FORMOLO Davide 45 20 teams
YATES Simon 28 6 teams
WOODS Michael 10 17 teams
---
ARU Fabio -15 3 teams
BENNETT George -18 7 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico -19 1 team
O'CONNOR Ben -34 9 teams

1 Rote_Laterne 215
2 Scrool07 212
3 Nathanptz 200
4 Kazistuta 151
5 Carlo_Algatrensig 141
6 Comodoro 114
7 ThePirate81 112
8 Del1962 108
8 Squire 108
10 Fauniera 106
11 Laarsland 105
12 SemirS 98
13 Axl 86
14 Gotland 79
15 Bminchow 70
16 LightBing 67
16 Vladimir 67
18 Ruvu75 66
19 Leadbelly 65
20 SafeBet 64
21 GPBlanco 63
22 Minessa 61
23 Trudgin 60
24 BikeRacer33 59
24 Mellow_Velo 59
26 LosBrolin 57
27 BicycleBoy 56
28 Tigerion 54
29 Handbrake 53
30 Russell23 50
31 AmisVelo 48
32 Yellow_Knight 42
33 Hakkie2 41
34 BluesInTheBottle 33
35 Chiron 26
36 Armchair_Cyclist 25
37 Koronin 24
38 Salvarani 22
39 PremierAndrew 18
40 Shalgo -4
41 Search -5
42 Drebola -11
43 Caruut -20
44 Googolplex -39
Collective_Wisdom 98

Standings

That lead is slightly wider than it was this morning, and although the podium remains the same, Rote Laterne in4th is a lot closer to it than he was. Nathanptz is the highest placed riser (to 6th from 8th), Scrool gets a leap of 8 places to appear in the top ten, and Kazistuta's movement is one better.

1 Bminchow 1900
2 Mellow_Velo 1737
3 LosBrolin 1682
4 Rote_Laterne 1677
5 ThePirate81 1489
6 Nathanptz 1418
7 AmisVelo 1330
8 Carlo_Algatrensig 1327
9 Del1962 1326
10 Scrool07 1270
11 Russell23 1257
12 Drebola 1223
13 Ruvu75 1221
14 Yellow_Knight 1180
15 Gotland 1179
16 Armchair_Cyclist 1137
17 Tigerion 1135
18 Axl 1116
19 Comodoro 1109
20 Kazistuta 1098
21 Squire 1096
22 SemirS 1090
23 Fauniera 1075
24 LightBing 1039
25 Chiron 1037
26 GPBlanco 1034
27 Salvarani 1033
28 BikeRacer33 1026
29 Googolplex 1020
30 SafeBet 1005
31 BicycleBoy 966
32 Handbrake 954
33 Leadbelly 951
34 Minessa 934
35 Vladimir 898
36 Hakkie2 858
37 Search 837
38 BluesInTheBottle 813
39 Shalgo 805
40 Trudgin 798
41 Caruut 754
42 Laarsland 694
43 PremierAndrew 672
44 Koronin 428
Collective_Wisdom 1039
 
Stage 9 To the Emperor's Field at the Big Rock of Italy.

Purple points

Loads of points today, but there is some consistency emerging between who is getting the big points rather than the crumbs.

YATES Simon 88 6 teams
PINOT Thibaut 40 24 teams
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 25 36 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico 15 1 team
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 10 5 teams
FORMOLO Davide 7 20 teams
BENNETT George 5 7 teams
DUMOULIN Tom 3 1 team
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 2 25 teams
CICCONE Giulio 1 3 teams

1 LosBrolin 158 (Yates, Pinot, Chaves, Bennett)
2 Mellow_Velo 153 (Yates, Pinot, Chaves)
3 Rote_Laterne 132 (Yates, Chaves, Carapaz, Formolo, Lopez)
4 Bminchow 125 (Yates, Chaves, Formolo, Bennett)
5 Scrool07 107 (Yates, Carapaz, Formolo, Lopez)
6 Yellow_Knight 88
7 Axl 77
7 Russell23 77
9 Nathanptz 75
10 3 teams 74

Standings
1 Bminchow 554
2 Rote_Laterne 474
3 Mellow_Velo 455
4 LosBrolin 438
5 Scrool07 413
6 ThePirate81 402
7 Yellow_Knight 389
8 Nathanptz 383
9 Carlo_Algatrensig 370
10 Del1962 360

Pink points

He couldn't move up in GC standings, but Yates still picks up KoM and Points jersey positions, as well as the stage points. Riders who could stay close on Etna, but not on this much longer climb, have slipped back on GC, so several riders gain places, and projected points, and others lose. Dumoulin and his team will not have considered the day unsuccessful, despite what the points on the day say.

YATES Simon 125pts 6 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 60 5 teams
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 55 36 teams
BENNETT George 53 7 teams
PINOT Thibaut 40 24 teams
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 40 25 teams
WOODS Michael 23 17 teams
REICHENBACH Sébastien 22 4 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico 20 1 team
FORMOLO Davide 19 20 teams
CHEREL Mikael 19 1 team
O'CONNOR Ben 18 9 teams
HERMANS Ben 14 4 teams
HAIG Jack 10 2 teams
DUPONT Hubert 10 2 teams
---
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis -10 2 teams
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto -12 3 teams
PREIDLER Georg -23 1 team
MARECZKO Jakub -30 2 teams
ARU Fabio -30 3 teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello -40 1 team
KANGERT Tanel -42 19 teams
DENNIS Rohan -50 9 teams
DUMOULIN Tom -57 1 team


The top 4 on today's nett scores is the top 4 overall this morning, in reverse order
1 Rote_Laterne 279
2 LosBrolin 277
3 Mellow_Velo 261
4 Bminchow 228
5 Carlo_Algatrensig 224
6 Scrool07 201
7 Axl 199
8 Gotland 188
9 Russell23 179
10 Kazistuta 178
11 Nathanptz 165
12 Hakkie2 163
13 Leadbelly 148
14 Comodoro 147
15 Handbrake 139
16 Minessa 135
17 Salvarani 120
18 Caruut 119
18 Yellow_Knight 119
20 SemirS 116
21 Fauniera 115
22 Squire 112
23 Tigerion 100
24 Del1962 96
24 GPBlanco 96
26 LightBing 93
27 Vladimir 92
28 AmisVelo 90
29 BluesInTheBottle 88
30 Googolplex 87
31 Chiron 85
32 Armchair_Cyclist 77
33 BikeRacer33 70
34 Koronin 60
35 Laarsland 57
36 ThePirate81 48
37 Ruvu75 45
38 Drebola 44
39 Shalgo 23
40 Search 22
41 PremierAndrew 19
42 SafeBet -28
43 Trudgin -37
44 BicycleBoy -58
Collective_Wisdom 114

Standings

The top 4, those who have both Yates and Chaves, now have a very large margin over the rest: they stay in the same order, but the gaps between them all have narrowed slightly. Nathanptz, Carlo A, Scrool and Russell all move up in the top ten, mainly as Dennis drops to a more realistic position, and the biggest jump of the day is shared by Axl and Kazistuta.

1 Bminchow 2128
2 Mellow_Velo 1998
3 LosBrolin 1959
4 Rote_Laterne 1956
5 Nathanptz 1583
6 Carlo_Algatrensig 1551
7 ThePirate81 1537
8 Scrool07 1471
9 Russell23 1436
10 Del1962 1422
11 AmisVelo 1420
12 Gotland 1367
13 Axl 1315
14 Yellow_Knight 1299
15 Kazistuta 1276
16 Drebola 1267
17 Ruvu75 1266
18 Comodoro 1256
19 Tigerion 1235
20 Armchair_Cyclist 1214
21 Squire 1208
22 SemirS 1206
23 Fauniera 1190
24 Salvarani 1153
25 LightBing 1132
26 GPBlanco 1130
27 Chiron 1122
28 Googolplex 1107
29 Leadbelly 1099
30 BikeRacer33 1096
31 Handbrake 1093
32 Minessa 1069
33 Hakkie2 1021
34 Vladimir 990
35 SafeBet 977
36 BicycleBoy 908
37 BluesInTheBottle 901
38 Caruut 873
39 Search 859
40 Shalgo 828
41 Trudgin 761
42 Laarsland 751
43 PremierAndrew 691
44 Koronin 488
Collective_Wisdom 1152

A day off tomorrow.
 
Stage 10 To Gualdo Tadino

A late breakaway, a broken favourite, and a peloton sprint with only one sprinter.

Purple points but these are not the story of the day

MOHORIC Matej 70pts 1 team
DENZ Nico 40 0 team
BENNETT Sam 25 2 teams
YATES Simon 18 6 teams
BATTAGLIN Enrico 15 0 team
BALLERINI Davide 10 1 team
WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads 7 0 team
GAVAZZI Francesco 5 1 team
PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson 3 5 teams
BRAMBILLA Gianluca 2 8 teams
GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel 1 0 team


1 Salvarani 70 (Mohoric)
2 Yellow_Knight 43 (Yates and Bennett)
3 Tigerion 25 (Bennett)
4 Scrool07 20 (Yates & Brambilla)
5= Other Yates teams 18
9 Trudgin 13
10 Caruut 7
11 Pantano teams 3
15 Brambilla teams 2

Standings
1 Bminchow 572
2 Rote_Laterne 492
3 Mellow_Velo 473
4 LosBrolin 456
5 Scrool07 433
6 Yellow_Knight 432
7 ThePirate81 402
8 Nathanptz 383
9 Tigerion 381
10 Carlo_Algatrensig 373

Pink points
36 teams had a bit of a disaster alongside the game's most popular pick, mitigated to varying degrees by how much our other riders gained by moving one place up the ladder.

MOHORIC Matej 77 1 team
DUMOULIN Tom 60 1 team
PINOT Thibaut 50 24 teams
BENNETT Sam 25 2 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 25 5 teams
BENNETT George 25 7 teams
DENNIS Rohan 25 9 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico 23 1 team
YATES Simon 21 6 teams
BALLERINI Davide 20 1 team
WOODS Michael 15 17 teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 15 1 team
---
MEINTJES Louis -36 5 teams
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban -348 36 teams

1 BicycleBoy 125 (Dumoulin, Pinot)
2 SafeBet 112 (Pinot, Dennis, Woods)
3 Trudgin 109 (Pinot, Ballerini, Bilbao)
4 Yellow_Knight 80
5 Laarsland 73
6 Scrool07 69
7 PremierAndrew 17
8 Koronin -3
9 Salvarani -209
10 LosBrolin -247
11 ThePirate81 -251
12 Del1962 -252
12 Nathanptz -252
14 Mellow_Velo -254
15 Axl -262
15 Bminchow -262
17 BikeRacer33 -273
17 Gotland -273
17 LightBing -273
20 Carlo_Algatrensig -274
20 Russell23 -274
22 AmisVelo -276
23 Comodoro -280
23 SemirS -280
23 Squire -280
26 Drebola -285
26 Handbrake -285
28 GPBlanco -286
28 Minessa -286
30 Fauniera -288
31 Leadbelly -290
32 Rote_Laterne -295
32 Ruvu75 -295
34 Googolplex -299
35 Hakkie2 -304
36 Tigerion -309
37 Kazistuta -310
38 Vladimir -317
39 BluesInTheBottle -326
40 Armchair_Cyclist -329
41 Chiron -332
41 Search -332
41 Shalgo -332
44 Caruut -353
Collective_Wisdom -227

Standings

The top four, those with the Yates-Chaves combination, remain on top, but the two other Yates teams are now close behind them, and Chaves' contribution is now much reduced, although his stage points and 2nd in the KoM are still there. Of the other Yatesians, Scrool was already in the top ten (8th this morning), but Yellow Knoght has a jump from 14th into the elite. Bicycle Boy and Safe Bet far outstrip him, with jumps of 20 and 21 places respectively.

1 Bminchow 1866
2 Mellow_Velo 1744
3 LosBrolin 1712
4 Rote_Laterne 1661
5 Scrool07 1540
6 Yellow_Knight 1379
7 Nathanptz 1331
8 ThePirate81 1286
9 Carlo_Algatrensig 1277
10 Del1962 1170
11 Russell23 1162
12 AmisVelo 1144
13 Gotland 1094
14 SafeBet 1089
15 Axl 1053
16 BicycleBoy 1033
17 Drebola 982
18 Comodoro 976
19 Ruvu75 971
20 Kazistuta 966
21 Salvarani 944
22 Squire 928
23 SemirS 926
23 Tigerion 926
25 Fauniera 902
26 Armchair_Cyclist 885
27 Trudgin 870
28 LightBing 859
29 GPBlanco 844
30 Laarsland 824
31 BikeRacer33 823
32 Leadbelly 809
33 Googolplex 808
33 Handbrake 808
35 Chiron 790
36 Minessa 783
37 Hakkie2 717
38 PremierAndrew 708
39 Vladimir 673
40 BluesInTheBottle 575
41 Search 527
42 Caruut 520
43 Shalgo 496
44 Koronin 485
Collective_Wisdom 925
 
Re:

Armchair cyclist said:
Stage 10 To Gualdo Tadino

A late breakaway, a broken favourite, and a peloton sprint with only one sprinter.

Purple points but these are not the story of the day

MOHORIC Matej 70pts 1 team
DENZ Nico 40 0 team
BENNETT Sam 25 2 teams
YATES Simon 18 6 teams
BATTAGLIN Enrico 15 0 team
BALLERINI Davide 10 1 team
WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads 7 0 team
GAVAZZI Francesco 5 1 team
PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson 3 5 teams
BRAMBILLA Gianluca 2 8 teams
GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel 1 0 team


1 Salvarani 70 (Mohoric)
2 Yellow_Knight 43 (Yates and Bennett)
3 Tigerion 25 (Bennett)
4 Scrool07 20 (Yates & Brambilla)
5= Other Yates teams 18
9 Trudgin 13
10 Caruut 7
11 Pantano teams 3
15 Brambilla teams 2

Standings
1 Bminchow 572
2 Rote_Laterne 492
3 Mellow_Velo 473
4 LosBrolin 456
5 Scrool07 433
6 Yellow_Knight 432
7 ThePirate81 402
8 Nathanptz 383
9 Tigerion 381
10 Carlo_Algatrensig 373

Pink points
36 teams had a bit of a disaster alongside the game's most popular pick, mitigated to varying degrees by how much our other riders gained by moving one place up the ladder.

MOHORIC Matej 77 1 team
DUMOULIN Tom 60 1 team
PINOT Thibaut 50 24 teams
BENNETT Sam 25 2 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 25 5 teams
BENNETT George 25 7 teams
DENNIS Rohan 25 9 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico 23 1 team
YATES Simon 21 6 teams
BALLERINI Davide 20 1 team
WOODS Michael 15 17 teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 15 1 team
---
MEINTJES Louis -36 5 teams
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban -348 36 teams

1 BicycleBoy 125 (Dumoulin, Pinot)
2 SafeBet 112 (Pinot, Dennis, Woods)
3 Trudgin 109 (Pinot, Ballerini, Bilbao)
4 Yellow_Knight 80
5 Laarsland 73
6 Scrool07 69
7 PremierAndrew 17
8 Koronin -3
9 Salvarani -209
10 LosBrolin -247
11 ThePirate81 -251
12 Del1962 -252
12 Nathanptz -252
14 Mellow_Velo -254
15 Axl -262
15 Bminchow -262
17 BikeRacer33 -273
17 Gotland -273
17 LightBing -273
20 Carlo_Algatrensig -274
20 Russell23 -274
22 AmisVelo -276
23 Comodoro -280
23 SemirS -280
23 Squire -280
26 Drebola -285
26 Handbrake -285
28 GPBlanco -286
28 Minessa -286
30 Fauniera -288
31 Leadbelly -290
32 Rote_Laterne -295
32 Ruvu75 -295
34 Googolplex -299
35 Hakkie2 -304
36 Tigerion -309
37 Kazistuta -310
38 Vladimir -317
39 BluesInTheBottle -326
40 Armchair_Cyclist -329
41 Chiron -332
41 Search -332
41 Shalgo -332
44 Caruut -353
Collective_Wisdom -227

Standings

The top four, those with the Yates-Chaves combination, remain on top, but the two other Yates teams are now close behind them, and Chaves' contribution is now much reduced, although his stage points and 2nd in the KoM are still there. Of the other Yatesians, Scrool was already in the top ten (8th this morning), but Yellow Knoght has a jump from 14th into the elite. Bicycle Boy and Safe Bet far outstrip him, with jumps of 20 and 21 places respectively.

1 Bminchow 1866
2 Mellow_Velo 1744
3 LosBrolin 1712
4 Rote_Laterne 1661
5 Scrool07 1540
6 Yellow_Knight 1379
7 Nathanptz 1331
8 ThePirate81 1286
9 Carlo_Algatrensig 1277
10 Del1962 1170
11 Russell23 1162
12 AmisVelo 1144
13 Gotland 1094
14 SafeBet 1089
15 Axl 1053
16 BicycleBoy 1033
17 Drebola 982
18 Comodoro 976
19 Ruvu75 971
20 Kazistuta 966
21 Salvarani 944
22 Squire 928
23 SemirS 926
23 Tigerion 926
25 Fauniera 902
26 Armchair_Cyclist 885
27 Trudgin 870
28 LightBing 859
29 GPBlanco 844
30 Laarsland 824
31 BikeRacer33 823
32 Leadbelly 809
33 Googolplex 808
33 Handbrake 808
35 Chiron 790
36 Minessa 783
37 Hakkie2 717
38 PremierAndrew 708
39 Vladimir 673
40 BluesInTheBottle 575
41 Search 527
42 Caruut 520
43 Shalgo 496
44 Koronin 485
Collective_Wisdom 925
ugh. Chavez!! i was dominating
 
Daily podium and into the purple top 10. I'll take it. Loss of points for Chaves hurts but considering he already has 100 points in the bank he will probably still work out to be a decent return for his points.
 
Re: Re:

bminchow said:
Armchair cyclist said:
Stage 10 To Gualdo Tadino

Standings

The top four, those with the Yates-Chaves combination, remain on top, but the two other Yates teams are now close behind them, and Chaves' contribution is now much reduced, although his stage points and 2nd in the KoM are still there. Of the other Yatesians, Scrool was already in the top ten (8th this morning), but Yellow Knoght has a jump from 14th into the elite. Bicycle Boy and Safe Bet far outstrip him, with jumps of 20 and 21 places respectively.

1 Bminchow 1866
2 Mellow_Velo 1744
3 LosBrolin 1712
4 Rote_Laterne 1661
5 Scrool07 1540
6 Yellow_Knight 1379
ugh. Chavez!! i was dominating
You still are: you only lost 8 points of your lead yesterday. Of the 6 Yates teams (the top 6 in GC), the three immediately behind you suffered the loss of Chaves' points, and the other two have not earned as much with the riders they picked instead. Indeed, both have picks more expensive than Yates with fewer projected points, even after yesterday, than Chaves (Lopez and Poels)

KoM standing and stage points mean that Chaves is still not a bad pick: no-one costing less has gained more points than him, and he is currently the 12th highest scoring rider.
 
Stage 11 Short and sharp finish in Osima

The story of the Giro told in 1.6 km?

Purple points

YATES Simon 88 6 teams
DUMOULIN Tom 40 1 team
FORMOLO Davide 25 20 teams
GENIEZ Alexandre 15 0 team
POZZOVIVO Domenico 10 1 team
KONRAD Patrick 7 0 team
PINOT Thibaut 5 24 teams
SCHACHMANN Maximilian 3 1 team
DENNIS Rohan 2 9 teams
ARU Fabio 1 3 teams

1 Bminchow 115 (Yates, Formolo and Dennis)
2= Rote_Laterne, Scrool07 113 (Yates and Formolo)
4= LosBrolin, Mellow_Velo 93 (Yates, Pinot)
6 Yellow_Knight 88n(Yates)
7 BicycleBoy 45 (Dumoulin, Pinot)
8= Del196, ThePirate81 32 (Formolo, Pinot, Dennis)
10 8 teams with Formolo and Pinot 30

Standings
1 Bminchow 687
2 Rote_Laterne 605
3 Mellow_Velo 566
4 LosBrolin 549
5 Scrool07 546
6 Yellow_Knight 520
7 ThePirate81 434
8 Carlo_Algatrensig 398
9 Del1962 394
10 Nathanptz 388

Pink points

Other than purple points, the most relevant issues are Aru finally getting ahead of some of those who were never tipped to beat him, and Woods getting blocked at the bottom of the hill (as far as I can find out)

YATES Simon 93 6 teams
DUMOULIN Tom 40 1 team
ARU Fabio 40 3 teams
FORMOLO Davide 27 20 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico 10 1 team
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HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis -8 2 teams
WOODS Michael -66 17 teams


That is 3 times in the last 4 stages that Rote Laterne has had the best nett change on the day.
1 Rote_Laterne 121
2 Scrool07 117
3 LosBrolin 101
4 BluesInTheBottle 77 (Aru and Formolo)
5 Bminchow 59
6 Shalgo 44
7 Search 43
8 BicycleBoy 41
8 Hakkie2 41
10 Del1962 40
11 Fauniera 37
12 Axl 36
12 Laarsland 36
12 Mellow_Velo 36
12 SemirS 36
16 Russell23 35
17 Squire 32
17 Vladimir 32
19 Yellow_Knight 22
20 Salvarani 20
21 Caruut 19
22 Googolplex 17
23 Handbrake 16
24 Leadbelly 14
24 Tigerion 14
26 Minessa 13
27 Trudgin 12
28 LightBing 7
29 BikeRacer33 6
30 GPBlanco 5
31 Comodoro -23
32 Gotland -26
33 Ruvu75 -33
34 ThePirate81 -40
35 Chiron -41
36 AmisVelo -42
37 Carlo_Algatrensig -43
38 Armchair_Cyclist -45
39 Koronin -48
40 PremierAndrew -55
41 Nathanptz -57
42 Drebola -65
42 Kazistuta -65
44 SafeBet -66
Collective_Wisdom -24

Standings

Bminchow's lead was big enough to accommodate Woods' losses today: Mellow Velo's 2nd place was not so secure, and he falls off the podium. No other changes in the top ten, and a 5 place jump for SemirS was the biggest.

1 Bminchow 1925
2 LosBrolin 1813
3 Rote_Laterne 1782
4 Mellow_Velo 1780
5 Scrool07 1657
6 Yellow_Knight 1401
7 Nathanptz 1274
8 ThePirate81 1246
9 Carlo_Algatrensig 1234
10 Del1962 1210
11 Russell23 1197
12 AmisVelo 1102
13 Axl 1089
14 BicycleBoy 1074
15 Gotland 1068
16 SafeBet 1023
17 Salvarani 964
18 SemirS 962
19 Squire 960
20 Comodoro 953
21 Tigerion 940
22 Fauniera 939
23 Ruvu75 938
24 Drebola 917
25 Kazistuta 901
26 Trudgin 882
27 LightBing 866
28 Laarsland 860
29 GPBlanco 849
30 Armchair_Cyclist 840
31 BikeRacer33 829
32 Googolplex 825
33 Handbrake 824
34 Leadbelly 823
35 Minessa 796
36 Hakkie2 758
37 Chiron 749
38 Vladimir 705
39 PremierAndrew 653
40 BluesInTheBottle 652
41 Search 570
42 Shalgo 540
43 Caruut 539
44 Koronin 437
Collective_Wisdom 901

I'm not expecting much drama other than purple points for the next couple of days, but I thought a team featuring Chaves, Woods and Meintjes might be competitive, so what do I know?
 
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Armchair cyclist said:
I'm not expecting much drama other than purple points for the next couple of days, but I thought a team featuring Chaves, Woods and Meintjes might be competitive, so what do I know?
I laughed. Although that might be because I have both Chaves and Meintjes in my team too
 

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