2018 Giro CQ Game

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Stage 12 Sprint expected, sprinters dominate top ten, but not a typical sprint stage in Imola

Purple points

BENNETT Sam 70 2 teams
VAN POPPEL Danny 40 14 teams
BONIFAZIO Niccolo 25 5 teams
YATES Simon 18 6 teams
PLANCKAERT Baptiste 15 0 team
ROELANDTS Jürgen 10 0 team
MØRKØV CHRISTENSEN Michael 7 0 team
BELLETTI Manuel 5 0 team
VENTURINI Clément 3 0 team
SENECHAL Florian 2 0 team
BATTAGLIN Enrico 1 0 team

1 Tigerion 95 (Bennett & Bonifazio)
2 Yellow_Knight 88 (Bennett and Yates)
3 Nathanptz 65 (Van Poppel and Bonifazio)
4 Scrool07 43 (Bonifazio & Yates)
5 13 teams with Van Poppel 40
18 Search, Vladimir 25
20 Other Yatesians: the top 4 in the game 18
24 the rest 0

1 Bminchow 705
2 Rote_Laterne 623
3 Yellow_Knight 608
4 Scrool07 589
5 Mellow_Velo 584
6 LosBrolin 567
7 Tigerion 481
8 Nathanptz 453
9 ThePirate81 434
10 AmisVelo 419

Pink points

Very little here: the highest change in GC was at 29th (Reichenbach lost some time)
BENNETT Sam 70 2 teams
VAN POPPEL Danny 43 14 teams
BONIFAZIO Niccolo 30 5 teams
YATES Simon 13 6 teams
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REICHENBACH Sébastien -10 4 teams
BALLERINI Davide -10 1 team

1 Tigerion 92
2 Yellow_Knight 80
3 Nathanptz 69
4 Hakkie2 46
5 Salvarani 45
6 Googolplex 41
7 AmisVelo 40
8 Scrool07 38
9 Chiron 37
9 Kazistuta 37
9 Laarsland 37
9 SafeBet 37
13 Ruvu75 35
13 Shalgo 35
15 Drebola 32
16 GPBlanco 31
16 Handbrake 31
18 Vladimir 27
19 Search 22
20 Bminchow 10
21 Mellow_Velo 9
22 LosBrolin 1
23 Carlo_Algatrensig 0
23 Koronin 0
25 BikeRacer33 -3
26 BicycleBoy -4
26 Leadbelly -4
26 Minessa -4
29 Comodoro -5
29 Rote_Laterne -5
29 Trudgin -5
32 Armchair_Cyclist -7
32 Caruut -7
32 PremierAndrew -7
35 Fauniera -9
36 BluesInTheBottle -11
36 Gotland -11
38 LightBing -12
38 Squire -12
38 ThePirate81 -12
41 SemirS -17
42 Axl -20
42 Del1962 -20
44 Russell23 -26
Collective_Wisdom 29

Standings

Very small differences in scores, but they were enough to put Mellow Velo back on the podium at Rote Laterne's expense. Tigerion, Ruvu75 and Drebola each have 4 place rises.

1 Bminchow 1935
2 LosBrolin 1814
3 Mellow_Velo 1789
4 Rote_Laterne 1777
5 Scrool07 1695
6 Yellow_Knight 1481
7 Nathanptz 1343
8 Carlo_Algatrensig 1234
8 ThePirate81 1234
10 Del1962 1190
11 Russell23 1171
12 AmisVelo 1142
13 BicycleBoy 1070
14 Axl 1069
15 SafeBet 1060
16 Gotland 1057
17 Tigerion 1032
18 Salvarani 1009
19 Ruvu75 973
20 Drebola 949
21 Comodoro 948
21 Squire 948
23 SemirS 945
24 Kazistuta 938
25 Fauniera 930
26 Laarsland 897
27 GPBlanco 880
28 Trudgin 877
29 Googolplex 866
30 Handbrake 855
31 LightBing 854
32 Armchair_Cyclist 833
33 BikeRacer33 826
34 Leadbelly 819
35 Hakkie2 804
36 Minessa 792
37 Chiron 786
38 Vladimir 732
39 PremierAndrew 646
40 BluesInTheBottle 641
41 Search 592
42 Shalgo 575
43 Caruut 532
44 Koronin 437
Collective_Wisdom 929

Tomorrow might be very similar, in the game if not on the road.
 
Stage 13 unlucky for anyone expecting drama on the way to Nervesa della Battaglia

Purple points
Sprinters. Not much more to say.

VIVIANI Elia 70 0 team
BENNETT Sam 40 2 teams
VAN POPPEL Danny 25 14 teams
YATES Simon 18 6 teams
MODOLO Sacha 15 3 teams
GIBBONS Ryan 10 7 teams
DRUCKER Jempy 7 0 team
BELLETTI Manuel 5 0 team
VENTURINI Clément 3 0 teams
PLANCKAERT Baptiste 2 0 team
DEBUSSCHERE Jens 1 0 team

1 Yellow_Knight 68 (Bennett, Yates, Gibbons)
2 Tigerion 50(Bennett, Gibbons)
3= Chiron, Kazistuta 40 (Bennett)
5 Laarsland, Nathanptz, SafeBet 35 (Van Poppel, Gibbons)
8 LosBrolin 28 (Yates, Gibbons)
9= Rest of Van Poppel teams 25

Standings
1 Bminchow 723
2 Yellow_Knight 676
3 Rote_Laterne 641
4 Scrool07 607
5 Mellow_Velo 602
6 LosBrolin 595
7 Tigerion 531
8 Nathanptz 488
9 Chiron 452
10 AmisVelo 444


Pink points
Again, very little change apart from the points described above. Highest position in GC to see any change was 39th, vacated by Chaves as his drop continues. The withdrawal of Kangert will hit many teams, but they may already feel that his selection had already hit their teams.

BENNETT Sam 40 2 teams
MODOLO Sacha 33 3 teams
VAN POPPEL Danny 29 14 teams
YATES Simon 13 6 teams
GIBBONS Ryan 10 7 teams
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CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban -12 36 teams
KANGERT Tanel -22 19 teams

1 Chiron 50
1 Kazistuta 50
3 Yellow_Knight 41
4 Tigerion 38
5 Nathanptz 25
6 Carlo_Algatrensig 21
7 AmisVelo 17
7 Hakkie2 17
7 Handbrake 17
7 Laarsland 17
7 SafeBet 17
7 Salvarani 17
13 LosBrolin 11
14 Koronin 6
15 Bminchow 1
15 Mellow_Velo 1
15 PremierAndrew 1
18 Trudgin 0
19 Googolplex -5
19 Ruvu75 -5
19 Shalgo -5
22 Drebola -6
22 GPBlanco -6
24 Armchair_Cyclist -10
24 Caruut -10
26 Scrool07 -11
27 Axl -12
27 BluesInTheBottle -12
27 Del1962 -12
27 Minessa -12
31 Vladimir -14
32 Comodoro -15
32 Gotland -15
32 Leadbelly -15
35 Rote_Laterne -21
36 BicycleBoy -22
37 Search -26
38 BikeRacer33 -34
38 Fauniera -34
38 SemirS -34
41 LightBing -35
41 Squire -35
41 ThePirate81 -35
44 Russell23 -37
Collective_Wisdom -4

Standings

No changes in the top ten, so Chiron, with a 6 place rise, monopolises the commentary on today's events in the main table.

1 Bminchow 1936
2 LosBrolin 1825
3 Mellow_Velo 1790
4 Rote_Laterne 1756
5 Scrool07 1684
6 Yellow_Knight 1522
7 Nathanptz 1368
8 Carlo_Algatrensig 1255
9 ThePirate81 1199
10 Del1962 1178
11 AmisVelo 1159
12 Russell23 1134
13 SafeBet 1077
14 Tigerion 1070
15 Axl 1057
16 BicycleBoy 1048
17 Gotland 1042
18 Salvarani 1026
19 Kazistuta 988
20 Ruvu75 968
21 Drebola 943
22 Comodoro 933
23 Laarsland 914
24 Squire 913
25 SemirS 911
26 Fauniera 896
27 Trudgin 877
28 GPBlanco 874
29 Handbrake 872
30 Googolplex 861
31 Chiron 836
32 Armchair_Cyclist 823
33 Hakkie2 821
34 LightBing 819
35 Leadbelly 804
36 BikeRacer33 792
37 Minessa 780
38 Vladimir 718
39 PremierAndrew 647
40 BluesInTheBottle 629
41 Shalgo 570
42 Search 566
43 Caruut 522
44 Koronin 443
Collective_Wisdom 925

Tomorrow should be a case of a few riders changing position, but causing large point shifts. But which of them?
 
Stage 14 Zoncolan, site of a Lazarus performance

Purple points
FROOME Chris 70 0 team
YATES Simon 58 6 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico 25 1 team
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 15 25 teams
DUMOULIN Tom 10 1 team
PINOT Thibaut 7 24 teams
POELS Wout 5 1 team
REICHENBACH Sébastien 3 4 teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 2 1 team
WOODS Michael 1 17 teams

With no-one spending big on Froome, it is between the same six Yatesians, as on so many stages this race.
1 Rote_Laterne 76 (Yates, Lopez, Reichenbach)
2 Scrool07 73 (Yates, Lopez)
3 Mellow_Velo 66 (Yates, Pinot Woods)
4 LosBrolin 65 (Yates, Pinot)
5 Yellow_Knight 64 (Yates, Poels, Woods)
6 Bminchow 59 (Yates, Woods)
7 Googolplex 40
8 10 teams with Lopez and Pinot 22

Standings
1 Bminchow 782
2 Yellow_Knight 740
3 Rote_Laterne 717
4 Scrool07 680
5 Mellow_Velo 668
6 LosBrolin 660
7 Tigerion 538
8 Nathanptz 496
9 Chiron 453
10 Ruvu75 449


Pink points

If anyone had selected Froome, that would have been a 213 point gain today

LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 110 25 teams
YATES Simon 78 6 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico 73 1 team
WOODS Michael 29 17 teams
POELS Wout 21 1 team
DUMOULIN Tom 10 1 team
REICHENBACH Sébastien 9 4 teams
---
MODOLO Sacha -10 3 teams
PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson -11 5 teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello -13 1 team
O'CONNOR Ben -14 9 teams
SCHACHMANN Maximilian -16 1 team
ARU Fabio -31 3 teams
PINOT Thibaut -43 24 teams
BENNETT George -50 7 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio -58 5 teams
DENNIS Rohan -70 9 teams

So for most teams, the question is how much were the Lopez gains undermined by the loss of points by those he and Froome passed.

1 Googolplex 156 (Lopez and Pozzovivo, but O'Connor and Pantano)
2 Rote_Laterne 145 (Lopez, Yates and Reichenbach, but Carapaz)
3 Koronin 140 (Lopez and Woods)
4 Yellow_Knight 132 (Yates, Woods and Poels)
5 Scrool07 130 (Lopez and Yates, but Carapaz)
6 Vladimir 106
7 Caruut 96
8 BluesInTheBottle 85
9 PremierAndrew 80
10 Search 79
11 Squire 78
12 Shalgo 77
13 Fauniera 73
13 Leadbelly 73
13 Ruvu75 73
13 SemirS 73
17 BikeRacer33 71
18 GPBlanco 70
19 Armchair_Cyclist 69
19 Kazistuta 69
21 Minessa 67
22 LightBing 66
23 Handbrake 65
23 Laarsland 65
25 Drebola 58
26 Hakkie2 53
27 Mellow_Velo 50
28 Chiron 9
29 Bminchow -7
30 Comodoro -14
31 LosBrolin -15
32 Gotland -16
33 BicycleBoy -29
34 Tigerion -37
35 ThePirate81 -73
36 Nathanptz -74
37 Axl -76
38 Trudgin -78
39 Salvarani -81
40 Russell23 -87
41 AmisVelo -91
42 SafeBet -98
43 Del1962 -102
44 Carlo_Algatrensig -108
Collective_Wisdom 84

Standings

The Yates teams still dominate, but there has been quite a bit of movement among them. Bminchow remains in the lead, but the losses of Bennett and Dennis bring him much closer to his pursuers, and in particular Rote Laterne, who rises from 4th to a much closer second than we have seen since the race started. Los Brolin had the worst day of the Yatesians, dropping from 2nd to 5th, Bennett and Pinot having hurt his score today. The rest of the top ten remain in their positions, with Kazistuta the highest non-Yatesian to move upwards, and Googolplex the biggest (12 place) riser of the day.


1 Bminchow 1929
2 Rote_Laterne 1901
3 Mellow_Velo 1840
4 Scrool07 1814
5 LosBrolin 1810
6 Yellow_Knight 1654
7 Nathanptz 1294
8 Carlo_Algatrensig 1147
9 ThePirate81 1126
10 Del1962 1076
11 AmisVelo 1068
12 Kazistuta 1057
13 Russell23 1047
14 Ruvu75 1041
15 Tigerion 1033
16 Gotland 1026
17 BicycleBoy 1019
18 Googolplex 1017
19 Drebola 1001
20 Squire 991
21 SemirS 984
22 Axl 981
23 Laarsland 979
23 SafeBet 979
25 Fauniera 969
26 Salvarani 945
27 GPBlanco 944
28 Handbrake 937
29 Comodoro 919
30 Armchair_Cyclist 892
31 LightBing 885
32 Leadbelly 877
33 Hakkie2 874
34 BikeRacer33 863
35 Minessa 847
36 Chiron 845
37 Vladimir 824
38 Trudgin 799
39 PremierAndrew 727
40 BluesInTheBottle 714
41 Shalgo 647
42 Search 645
43 Caruut 618
44 Koronin 583
Collective_Wisdom 1009

Tomorrow's results presumably will show who went deepest into the red today, but probably not as many team scores will be in the red.
 
Stage 15 Rollercoaster ride to Sappada

Purple points

There is an increasing sense of inevitability about this...

YATES Simon 88 6 teams
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 40 25 teams
DUMOULIN Tom 25 1 team
POZZOVIVO Domenico 15 1 team
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 10 5 teams
PINOT Thibaut 7 24 teams
GENIEZ Alexandre 5 0 team
FORMOLO Davide 3 20 teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 2 1 team
OOMEN Sam 1 0 team

1= Rote_Laterne, Scrool07 141 (Yates, Lopez, Carapaz, Formolo)
3= LosBrolin, Mellow_Velo 95 (Yates, Pinot)
5 Bminchow 91 (Yates, Formolo)
6 Yellow_Knight 88 (Yates)
7 Googolplex 55 (Lopez, Pozzovivo)
8= 5 teams 50 Lopez with either Carapaz or Pinot and Formolo)

Standings
Bminchow's lead in this category has been shrinking for several days: now it is just 15 points. However, He has Dennis, so it might stretch out again on Tuesday.

1 Bminchow 873
2 Rote_Laterne 858
3 Yellow_Knight 828
4 Scrool07 821
5 Mellow_Velo 763
6 LosBrolin 755
7 Tigerion 545
8 Nathanptz 513
9 Ruvu75 492
10 Kazistuta 468

Pink points

Ciccone's points have been boosted by his rise to 2nd in the KoM standings: those are also the points that Chaves has lost today. Woods has been a particularly volatile pick in terms of his GC position day to day, and the teams that have Aru had probably already realised that he was not going to do much for them, but if they still had hope it has gone now.

YATES Simon 88 6 teams
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 65 25 teams
CICCONE Giulio 39 3 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 34 5 teams
DUMOULIN Tom 25 1 team
O'CONNOR Ben 22 9 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico 19 1 team
REICHENBACH Sébastien 14 4 teams
HIRT Jan 12 2 teams
---
MEINTJES Louis -11 5 teams
SCHACHMANN Maximilian -12 1 team
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban -15 36 teams
ANTON HERNANDEZ Igor -15 1 team
SENNI Manuel -15 1 team
WOODS Michael -34 17 teams
ARU Fabio -44 3 teams

1 Scrool07 198
2 Rote_Laterne 178
3 Vladimir 100
4 Googolplex 87
5 Laarsland 73
6 LosBrolin 70
6 Yellow_Knight 70
8 BikeRacer33 65
8 Caruut 65
10 Squire 64
11 LightBing 61
12 Minessa 59
13 Mellow_Velo 58
14 GPBlanco 57
15 Fauniera 54
15 SemirS 54
17 Hakkie2 53
18 Kazistuta 50
19 Drebola 48
20 Handbrake 47
21 Bminchow 46
22 Leadbelly 34
22 Trudgin 34
24 PremierAndrew 30
25 BicycleBoy 28
26 Koronin 23
26 Ruvu75 23
28 Del1962 17
28 Russell23 17
30 Axl 13
30 BluesInTheBottle 13
32 Carlo_Algatrensig 10
33 Armchair_Cyclist 9
34 SafeBet 6
34 Shalgo 6
36 Salvarani -4
37 Search -9
38 Nathanptz -18
39 Chiron -20
40 Gotland -27
41 Tigerion -29
42 ThePirate81 -35
43 AmisVelo -38
44 Comodoro -57
Collective_Wisdom 17

Standings

A change in leadership for the first time since the race got to Tel Aviv. Bminchow (who as mentioned above, should recover somewhat through Rohan Dennis on Tuesday) drops to third, now behind Rote Laterne and formerly 4th placed Scrool. Kazistuta and Googolplex (the highest riser of the day, 8 places) get into the top ten, which now seems to be the battle for what would be the podium if it weren't for Yates.

1 Rote_Laterne 2079
2 Scrool07 2012
3 Bminchow 1975
4 Mellow_Velo 1898
5 LosBrolin 1880
6 Yellow_Knight 1724
7 Nathanptz 1276
8 Carlo_Algatrensig 1157
9 Kazistuta 1107
10 Googolplex 1104
11 Del1962 1093
12 ThePirate81 1091
13 Russell23 1064
13 Ruvu75 1064
15 Squire 1055
16 Laarsland 1052
17 Drebola 1049
18 BicycleBoy 1047
19 SemirS 1038
20 AmisVelo 1030
21 Fauniera 1023
22 Tigerion 1004
23 GPBlanco 1001
24 Gotland 999
25 Axl 994
26 SafeBet 985
27 Handbrake 984
28 LightBing 946
29 Salvarani 941
30 BikeRacer33 928
31 Hakkie2 927
32 Vladimir 924
33 Leadbelly 911
34 Minessa 906
35 Armchair_Cyclist 901
36 Comodoro 862
37 Trudgin 833
38 Chiron 825
39 PremierAndrew 757
40 BluesInTheBottle 727
41 Caruut 683
42 Shalgo 653
43 Search 636
44 Koronin 606
Collective_Wisdom 1026
 
Rest Day

I have unscheduled free time this afternoon, so with no stage to watch, a little calculation of what has been.

Purple points
I identified several stages ago some sprinter heavy teams that might have targetted this aspect of the game, but with the CQ system giving the same points for all types of stages, the small number of stages that sprinters have had to enjoy, and the accumulation of pink jersey wearer points, this is a very different table to the maglia cyclamina. The Yatesians have had the top 6 positions since stage 10, and this is why:

Stage points (and pink jersey wearer points in brackets where relevant) for riders with points equivalent to 2nd place on a stage or higher:

YATES Simon 330 (+180 so 510) 6 teams
BENNETT Sam 255 2 teams
VIVIANI Elia 250 0 team
DUMOULIN Tom 151 (+18, so 169) 1 team
BATTAGLIN Enrico 126 0 team
DENNIS Rohan 42 (+ 72 so 114) 9 teams
PINOT Thibaut 109 24 teams
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 101 36 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 95 5 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico 87 1 team
FORMOLO Davide 85 20 teams
VAN POPPEL Danny 85 14 teams
MODOLO Sacha 80 3 teams
WELLENS Tim 77 0 team
FROOME Chris 71 0 team
MOHORIC Matej 70 1 team
BONIFAZIO Niccolo 65 5 teams
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 64 25 teams
MARECZKO Jakub 62 2 teams
WOODS Michael 43 17 teams
GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel 42 0 team
VISCONTI Giovanni 40 1 team
DENZ Nico 40 0 team


% of cost recouped in guaranteed points:
YATES Simon 63.0 6 teams
BATTAGLIN Enrico 53.2 0 team
DENZ Nico 44.9 0 team
BENNETT Sam 34.6 2 teams
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 27.9 36 teams
VAN POPPEL Danny 26.0 14 teams
BONIFAZIO Niccolo 25.2 5 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 20.5 5 teams
FORMOLO Davide 20.2 20 teams
DENNIS Rohan 19.6 9 teams
GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel 18.3 0 team
MODOLO Sacha 16.6 3 teams
GIBBONS Ryan 16.0 7 teams
VIVIANI Elia 13.5 0 team
MOHORIC Matej 11.7 1 team
MARECZKO Jakub 10.4 2 teams

For some riders, this is only a small proportion of their points, but these ones are in the bank and can't me lost.

Pink points

When we add in the projected points, for the Sprints and KoM jerseys as well as the GC, we get the points that the points that make up our pink points competition:

YATES Simon 1105pts 6 teams
DUMOULIN Tom 544 1 team
POZZOVIVO Domenico 409 1 team
PINOT Thibaut 389 24 teams
VIVIANI Elia 335 0 team
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 311 5 teams
BENNETT Sam 310 2 teams
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 304 25 teams
FROOME Chris 271 0 team
DENNIS Rohan 234 9 teams
BENNETT George 185 7 teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 162 1 team
FORMOLO Davide 159 20 teams
BATTAGLIN Enrico 157 0 team
KONRAD Patrick 151 0 team
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 141 36 teams
WOODS Michael 121 17 teams
O'CONNOR Ben 112 9 teams
GENIEZ Alexandre 110 0 team
MODOLO Sacha 110 3 teams
GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel 108 0 team
MOHORIC Matej 108 1 team
OOMEN Sam 105 0 team
VAN POPPEL Danny 105 14 teams

Bennett (G), Bilbao, Konrad, O'Connor, Geniez, and Oomen get into this list with very few purple points: I guess that identifies them as Zubeldia-like.

As percentages of spend:
BONNET William (infinite %age) 3 teams
YATES Simon 136.4 6 teams
MONTAGUTI Matteo 68.3 1 team
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 67.2 5 teams
BATTAGLIN Enrico 66.2 0 team
MORABITO Steve 65.2 4 teams
SAGIV Guy 62.5 0 team
DENZ Nico 61.8 0 team
DIDIER Laurent 60.0 1 team
PREIDLER Georg 59.8 1 team
BEWLEY Sam 57.7 0 team
CHEREL Mikael 49.2 1 team
REICHENBACH Sébastien 47.2 4 teams
GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel 47.2 0 team
NIBALI Antonio 46.9 1 team
MORI Manuele 45.5 0 team
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto 43.4 3 teams
BENNETT Sam 42.0 2 teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 41.9 1 team
KING Benjamin 40.8 0 team
DENNIS Rohan 40.3 9 teams
O'CONNOR Ben 39.6 9 teams
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 39.0 36 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico 38.8 1 team
COLEDAN Marco 38.5 0 team
FORMOLO Davide 37.9 20 teams
LINDEMAN Bert-Jan 37.5 1 team
DUPONT Hubert 33.1 2 teams
BONIFAZIO Niccolo 32.2 5 teams
VAN POPPEL Danny 32.1 14 teams
GIBBONS Ryan 31.9 7 teams
SCHILLINGER Andreas 31.9 0 team
PINOT Thibaut 31.3 24 teams
DUMOULIN Tom 31.0 1 team
KONRAD Patrick 30.7 0 team

A few there to condemn all of our selection policies

Splitting the Yatesians
For as long as Simon Yates (are we all meant to call him Simon Peter Yates now?) remains invincible, or even if he loses a couple of places, it is hard to see the stranglehold on the top positions of those 6 teams relenting. So what other picks make the difference between them, and how will they gain or lose points from here on? (Asterisk indicates riders unique among these six teams)

Rote Laterne
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 311
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 304
FORMOLO Davide 159
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 141
*REICHENBACH Sébastien 59
(ANTON HERNANDEZ Igor 0)
(KANGERT Tanel 0)


Scrool07
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 311
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 304
FORMOLO Davide 159
*BONIFAZIO Niccolo 83
*BRAMBILLA Gianluca 50
(KANGERT Tanel 0)
(GUARDINI Andrea 0)


Bminchow
*DENNIS Rohan 234
BENNETT George 185
FORMOLO Davide 159
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 141
WOODS Michael 121
*QUINTANA ROJAS Dayer Uberney 15
*VERVAEKE Louis 15


Mellow Velo
PINOT Thibaut 389
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 141
WOODS Michael 121
*O'CONNOR Ben 112
SBARAGLI Kristian 15
*MORABITO Steve 15
(GUARDINI Andrea 0)


Los Brolin
PINOT Thibaut 389
BENNETT George 185
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 141
GIBBONS Ryan 30
SBARAGLI Kristian 15
*DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd 15
(GUARDINI Andrea 0)


Yellow Knight
*BENNETT Sam 310
WOODS Michael 121
*POELS Wout 89
*DUPONT Hubert 54
GIBBONS Ryan 30
*MULLEN Ryan 15
(KANGERT Tanel 0)


Has Yates done enough?
Not whether he has enough to win the race, but given that his guaranteed points are already more than the points for winning the GC, and that his teams have riders that will move up if he were to suddenly withdraw, I thought it would be an interesting experiment to see what would happen if he were to fail to emerge on the start ramp for tomorrow's time trial.

And it appears that he has: the top three remain as they are, Nathanptz would move above 2 of the Yatesians, but Yellow Knoght would plummet to 16th. Bicycle Boy, as the only team with Dumoulin, would gain most, but would only rise to 8th.

1 Rote_Laterne 1556
2 Scrool07 1476
3 Bminchow 1445
4 Nathanptz 1395
5 Mellow_Velo 1392
6 LosBrolin 1385
7 Carlo_Algatrensig 1251
8 BicycleBoy 1234
9 Googolplex 1217
10 Del1962 1193
10 ThePirate81 1193
12 Kazistuta 1191
13 Russell23 1179
14 Squire 1161
15 Laarsland 1145
16 Yellow_Knight 1143
17 SemirS 1142
18 Ruvu75 1131
19 Fauniera 1127
20 Drebola 1122
 
Stage 16 The Time Trial/motor drafting challenge

Purple points
Time trial specialists, rather like sprinters, are hard to pick in these games: if they are good enough to get many points, they may be too expensive for the few opportunities they get. Some TTers (like err, Aru? Seriously??)are, of course, GC contenders, at least for the top ten, so they may get a look in.

DENNIS Rohan 70 9 teams
MARTIN Tony 40 0 team
DUMOULIN Tom 25 1 team
YATES Simon 18 6 teams
VAN EMDEN Jos 15 0 team
FROOME Chris 10 0 team
DOWSETT Alex 7 1 team
HAGA Chad 5 0 team
ARU Fabio 3 3 teams
DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David 2 1 team
KIRYIENKA Vasil 1 0 team

1 Bminchow 88 (Dennis and Yates)
2= Everyone else with Dennis 70
10 BicycleBoy 25
11= Other Dumoulin teams 18
16 Shalgo 10 (Dowsett and Aru)
17= BluesInTheBottle, Search 3
19 Chiron 2

Standings
1 Bminchow 961
2 Rote_Laterne 876
3 Yellow_Knight 846
4 Scrool07 839
5 Mellow_Velo 781
6 LosBrolin 773
7 Ruvu75 562
8 Tigerion 545
9 ThePirate81 522
10 AmisVelo 518

As predicted, Bminchow's lead grows again. A few Dennis teams reappear in the lower part of the top ten.

Pink points

Getting overtaken by Froome and/or Dennis is the main thing that happened points wise to relevant riders today, with a few exceptions.

DENNIS Rohan 165 9 teams
DUMOULIN Tom 26 1 teams
YATES Simon 18 6 teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 15 1 team
FORMOLO Davide 10 20 teams
---
PINOT Thibaut -25 24 teams
BENNETT George -30 7 teams
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel -50 25 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio -65 5 teams

A very steep dropaway after the Dennis teams, but those are of course the teams that may suffer if the climbers behind him on GC claw back time of stages 18-20:
1 Bminchow 159 (Dennis, Yates, Formolo, and only Bennett of the main fallers)
2 Del1962 148 (Dennis and Formolo, but Pinot)
3 ThePirate81 146 (Dennis and Formolo, but Pinot)
4 AmisVelo 141 (Dennis and Formolo, but Bennett)
5 SafeBet 136 (Dennis, but Pinot)
6 Ruvu75 121
7 Drebola 111
8 Armchair_Cyclist 110
8 PremierAndrew 110
10 Chiron 8
10 Yellow_Knight 8
12 BicycleBoy 1
13 Trudgin -10
14 Mellow_Velo -11
15 Comodoro -19
15 Gotland -19
17 Salvarani -23
18 Tigerion -26
19 BluesInTheBottle -37
19 LosBrolin -37
21 Shalgo -40
21 Vladimir -40
23 Russell23 -45
24 Axl -47
24 Search -47
26 Googolplex -50
27 Caruut -51
28 Koronin -54
29 Fauniera -65
29 Laarsland -65
29 SemirS -65
29 Squire -65
33 Hakkie2 -70
34 Leadbelly -74
35 GPBlanco -75
35 Handbrake -75
35 LightBing -75
38 BikeRacer33 -78
38 Minessa -78
40 Rote_Laterne -87
40 Scrool07 -87
42 Carlo_Algatrensig -89
43 Nathanptz -94
44 Kazistuta -119
Collective_Wisdom -58

Standings

The long term leader was best on the day: the two that overtook him on Sunday were 2 of the worst 5 on the day. Bminchow is therefore restored to the lead, such is the effect if having Dennis rather than Crapaz and Lopez in a timt trial. But if they regain that time in the mountains to come, then all is still in the balance.
Del1962 becomes the best of the rest, and leads The Pirate81 and Ruvu75 into the top ten, while the best riser of the day, going up 17 places, is Armchair Cyclist, which can only mean that I must be expected to fall back again almost as quickly.

1 Bminchow 2134
2 Rote_Laterne 1992
3 Scrool07 1925
4 Mellow_Velo 1887
5 LosBrolin 1843
6 Yellow_Knight 1732
7 Del1962 1241
8 ThePirate81 1237
9 Ruvu75 1185
10 Nathanptz 1182
11 AmisVelo 1171
12 Drebola 1160
13 SafeBet 1121
14 Carlo_Algatrensig 1068
15 Googolplex 1054
16 BicycleBoy 1048
17 Russell23 1019
18 Armchair_Cyclist 1011
19 Squire 990
20 Kazistuta 988
21 Laarsland 987
22 Gotland 980
23 Tigerion 978
24 SemirS 973
25 Fauniera 958
26 Axl 947
27 GPBlanco 926
28 Salvarani 918
29 Handbrake 909
30 Vladimir 884
31 LightBing 871
32 PremierAndrew 867
33 Hakkie2 857
34 BikeRacer33 850
35 Comodoro 843
36 Leadbelly 837
37 Chiron 833
38 Minessa 828
39 Trudgin 823
40 BluesInTheBottle 690
41 Caruut 632
42 Shalgo 613
43 Search 589
44 Koronin 552
Collective_Wisdom 968

Just about every team has one or two riders who could feature tomorrow, assuming we are to be allowed one stage for the break. Randomly distributed purple points (+ 18 for the Yates teams), and pink points that simply echo that, lie ahead.
 
Stage 17 Iseo: Not the expected stage for the break, and although it finished as a sprint, I gather not a typical sprint stage either.

Purple points

VIVIANI Elia 70 0 team
BENNETT Sam 40 2 teams
BONIFAZIO Niccolo 25 5 teams
YATES Simon 18 6 teams
VAN POPPEL Danny 15 14 teams
DEBUSSCHERE Jens 10 0 team
SBARAGLI Kristian 7 9 teams
DRUCKER Jempy 5 0 team
MODOLO Sacha 3 3 teams
VENDRAME Andrea 2 0 team
GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel 1 0 team

1 Tigerion 72 (Bennett, Bonifazio, Sbaragli)
2 Yellow_Knight 58 (Bennett, Yates)
3 Scrool07 43 (Bennett, Bonifazio)
4 Nathanptz 40 (Bonifazio, Van Poppel)
5= LosBrolin, Mellow_Velo (Yates, Sbaragli); Search, Vladimir (Bonifazio) 25
9= Handbrake, Shalgo 22 (Van Poppel, Sbaragli)


Standings
1 Bminchow 979
2 Yellow_Knight 904
3 Rote_Laterne 894
4 Scrool07 882
5 Mellow_Velo 806
6 LosBrolin 798
7 Tigerion 617
8 Ruvu75 577
9 Nathanptz 553
10 AmisVelo 533

Pink points
The highest place to see any change in GC is 22nd, vacated by Aru in his response to yesterday's efforts. Very little non-purple change, except for Meintjes' non-start.

BENNETT Sam 40 2 teams
BONIFAZIO Niccolo 25 5 teams
YATES Simon 18 6 teams
VAN POPPEL Danny 17 14 teams
SBARAGLI Kristian 7 9 teams
---
BALLERINI Davide -5 1 team
MEINTJES Louis -20 5 teams

Fairly low point swings today
1 Yellow_Knight 58
2 Tigerion 52
3 Scrool07 43
4 Nathanptz 42
5 Vladimir 28
6 LosBrolin 25
6 Mellow_Velo 25
8 Handbrake 24
9 Search 23
10 Shalgo 22
11 Chiron 20
11 Kazistuta 20
11 SafeBet 20
14 Bminchow 18
14 Rote_Laterne 18
16 AmisVelo 17
16 Drebola 17
16 Googolplex 17
16 GPBlanco 17
16 Hakkie2 17
16 Laarsland 17
16 Ruvu75 17
16 Salvarani 17
24 LightBing 7
25 Comodoro 4
26 Carlo_Algatrensig 3
27 BikeRacer33 1
27 Minessa 1
29 BicycleBoy 0
29 Fauniera 0
29 SemirS 0
29 Squire 0
29 ThePirate81 0
34 Gotland -1
35 Axl -2
35 BluesInTheBottle -2
35 Del1962 -2
35 Leadbelly -2
35 Trudgin -2
40 Russell23 -3
41 Armchair_Cyclist -13
41 PremierAndrew -13
43 Koronin -19
44 Caruut -20
Collective_Wisdom 14

Standings
The highest place change is 9th and tenth swapping. Tigerion somehow manages a 6 place rise amidst such low scores
1 Bminchow 2152
2 Rote_Laterne 2010
3 Scrool07 1968
4 Mellow_Velo 1912
5 LosBrolin 1868
6 Yellow_Knight 1790
7 Del1962 1239
8 ThePirate81 1237
9 Nathanptz 1224
10 Ruvu75 1202
11 AmisVelo 1188
12 Drebola 1177
13 SafeBet 1141
14 Carlo_Algatrensig 1071
14 Googolplex 1071
16 BicycleBoy 1048
17 Tigerion 1030
18 Russell23 1016
19 Kazistuta 1008
20 Laarsland 1004
21 Armchair_Cyclist 998
22 Squire 990
23 Gotland 979
24 SemirS 973
25 Fauniera 958
26 Axl 945
27 GPBlanco 943
28 Salvarani 935
29 Handbrake 933
30 Vladimir 912
31 LightBing 878
32 Hakkie2 874
33 PremierAndrew 854
34 Chiron 853
35 BikeRacer33 851
36 Comodoro 847
37 Leadbelly 835
38 Minessa 829
39 Trudgin 821
40 BluesInTheBottle 688
41 Shalgo 635
42 Caruut 612
42 Search 612
44 Koronin 533
Collective_Wisdom 982

The climber's battle to undo the damage done in the time trial starts tomorrow: will that be manifested in any undoing of the changes here yesterday?
 
It's pretty tight in the 15th-25th ranks at the moment so even small scores can help. Still a fair chunk off top 10 but might just be possible if Pinot and Pozzovivo switch positions and Sam Bennett wins in Rome
 
Stage 18 Prato Nevoso; a proper breakaway, and then a breakup of the pink jersey group

Purple points
As I mentioned a couple of stages ago, all the teams have someone for the break. But not many had one in this particular break.

SCHACHMANN Maximilian 70 1 team
PLAZA MOLINA Ruben 40 2 teams
CATTANEO Mattia 25 0 team
YATES Simon 18 6 teams
PFINGSTEN Christoph 15 0 team
MARCATO Marco 10 0 team
MØRKØV CHRISTENSEN Michael 7 0 team
KUZNETSOV Vyacheslav 5 1 team
VAN EMDEN Jos 3 0 team
TURRIN Alex 2 0 team
BALLERINI Davide 1 1 team


1 Salvarani 70
2= BicycleBoy, Koronin 40
4= Yatesians 18
10 Vladimir 5
11 Trudgin 1

1 Bminchow 997
2 Yellow_Knight 922
3 Rote_Laterne 912
4 Scrool07 900
5 Mellow_Velo 824
6 LosBrolin 816
7 Tigerion 617
8 Ruvu75 577
9 Nathanptz 553
10 AmisVelo 533

Pink points

Lopez has moved above Dennis, with G Bennett, Woods and Aru also losing places. Bailerini moves up several spots in the maglia cyclamina category.

SCHACHMANN Maximilian 91 1 team
PLAZA MOLINA Ruben 40 2 teams
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 25 25 teams
BALLERINI Davide 21 1 team
POELS Wout 12 1 team
YATES Simon 8 6 teams
KUZNETSOV Vyacheslav 5 1 team
---
MODOLO Sacha -5 3 teams
FORMOLO Davide -6 20 teams
ARU Fabio -8 3 teams
WOODS Michael -12 17 teams
BENNETT George -15 7 teams
DENNIS Rohan -25 9 teams


1 Salvarani 85
2 Koronin 48
3 BicycleBoy 38
4 BikeRacer33 29
5 Minessa 27
6 Rote_Laterne 26
7 Leadbelly 25
8 Scrool07 24
9 Caruut 23
9 Googolplex 23
9 GPBlanco 23
9 Handbrake 23
9 LightBing 23
14 Vladimir 21
15 Fauniera 19
15 SemirS 19
15 Squire 19
18 Trudgin 18
19 Search 17
20 Laarsland 15
20 Shalgo 15
22 BluesInTheBottle 11
23 Yellow_Knight 6
24 Kazistuta 5
25 Hakkie2 2
26 Tigerion 0
27 Mellow_Velo -4
28 LosBrolin -7
29 PremierAndrew -12
30 Armchair_Cyclist -14
30 Drebola -14
32 Nathanptz -15
33 Comodoro -17
34 Gotland -19
35 Russell23 -20
35 Ruvu75 -20
37 Axl -25
37 Chiron -25
39 Del1962 -37
40 Carlo_Algatrensig -39
41 ThePirate81 -43
42 SafeBet -44
43 Bminchow -50
44 AmisVelo -60
Collective_Wisdom 4

Standings
Our leader has all three of Dennis, Bennett and Woods, the three main point losers of the day. The team in second avoids all of them, but has best GC point gainer, Lopez. But that still only removes just over half of the gap between the top two. Nathanptz moves up 2 places to be best of the rest, and Salvarani gets a 10 place boost from Schachmann's win.

1 Bminchow 2102
2 Rote_Laterne 2036
3 Scrool07 1992
4 Mellow_Velo 1908
5 LosBrolin 1861
6 Yellow_Knight 1796
7 Nathanptz 1209
8 Del1962 1202
9 ThePirate81 1194
10 Ruvu75 1182
11 Drebola 1163
12 AmisVelo 1128
13 SafeBet 1097
14 Googolplex 1094
15 BicycleBoy 1086
16 Carlo_Algatrensig 1032
17 Tigerion 1030
18 Salvarani 1020
19 Laarsland 1019
20 Kazistuta 1013
21 Squire 1009
22 Russell23 996
23 SemirS 992
24 Armchair_Cyclist 984
25 Fauniera 977
26 GPBlanco 966
27 Gotland 960
28 Handbrake 956
29 Vladimir 933
30 Axl 920
31 LightBing 901
32 BikeRacer33 880
33 Hakkie2 876
34 Leadbelly 860
35 Minessa 856
36 PremierAndrew 842
37 Trudgin 839
38 Comodoro 830
39 Chiron 828
40 BluesInTheBottle 699
41 Shalgo 650
42 Caruut 635
43 Search 629
44 Koronin 581
Collective_Wisdom 987

I haven't given a reminder of the spreadsheet at dropbox for a while.
 
Stage 19 Finestre, Sestriere and Jafferau, and something extraordinary.

Sorry it's so late: I've only just finished watching it, and still getting my breath back.

Purple points
As expected, the queen stage features many, but not all of, and not only, the favourites.

FROOME Chris 88 0 team
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 40 5 teams
PINOT Thibaut 25 24 teams
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 15 25 teams
DUMOULIN Tom 10 1 team
REICHENBACH Sébastien 7 4 teams
FORMOLO Davide 5 20 teams
OOMEN Sam 3 0 team
KONRAD Patrick 2 0 team
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 1 1 team

1 Rote_Laterne 67 (Carapaz, Lopez, Reichenbach and Formolo)
2 Nathanptz 65 (Carapaz, Pinot)
3 Scrool07 60 (Carapaz, Lopez and Formolo)
4 Kazistuta 55 (Carapaz, Lopez)
5= Carlo_Algatrensig, Fauniera, Laarsland, SemirS, Squire 45
10= 6 teams with Lopez and Pinot 40

Standings
No-one is going to penetrate the Yatesians, largely because of all those pink jersey bonuses, but as after last weekend, Bminchow's lead looks vulnerable.
1 Bminchow 1002
2 Rote_Laterne 979
3 Scrool07 960
4 Yellow_Knight 922
5 Mellow_Velo 849
6 LosBrolin 841
7 Tigerion 642
8 Nathanptz 618
9 Ruvu75 597
10 ThePirate81 552

Pink points

Some big numbers: had anyone picked Froome, their team would have gained 383 points today.

CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 145 5 teams
PINOT Thibaut 110 24 teams
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 66 25 teams
FORMOLO Davide 47 20 teams
BENNETT George 30 7 teams
REICHENBACH Sébastien 29 4 teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 26 1 team
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis 20 2 teams
DUMOULIN Tom 18 1 team
HERMANS Ben 17 4 teams
---
SCHACHMANN Maximilian -15 1 team
BONNET William -15 3 teams
MAESTRI Mirco -15 1 team
VERVAEKE Louis -15 5 teams
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban -20 36 teams
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto -26 3 teams
CICCONE Giulio -27 3 teams
ARU Fabio -50 3 teams
CHEREL Mikael -58 1 team
DENNIS Rohan -86 9 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico -104 1 team
O'CONNOR Ben -112 9 teams
YATES Simon -456 6 teams


1 Laarsland 235 (Pinot, Lopez, Formolo)
2 Squire 215 (Pinot, Lopez, Formolo, but Chaves)
3 Nathanptz 209 (Carapaz and Pinot, but Chaves and Betancur)
4 Axl 196
5 Kazistuta 191
6 Fauniera 188
6 SemirS 188
8 Leadbelly 182
9 LightBing 180
10 BikeRacer33 173
11 Minessa 161
12 Handbrake 156
13 Comodoro 154
14 GPBlanco 153
15 BicycleBoy 136
16 Hakkie2 123
17 Russell23 101
18 Del1962 92
19 Carlo_Algatrensig 90
19 Tigerion 90
21 Koronin 77
22 Trudgin 68
23 Vladimir 60
24 ThePirate81 48
25 BluesInTheBottle 28
26 SafeBet 9
27 Ruvu75 7
28 Search -4
28 Shalgo -4
30 PremierAndrew -8
31 AmisVelo -9
32 Gotland -16
33 Salvarani -31
34 Armchair_Cyclist -43
35 Caruut -54
36 Chiron -85
37 Drebola -140
38 Googolplex -185
39 Scrool07 -186
40 Rote_Laterne -189
41 LosBrolin -336
42 Yellow_Knight -442
43 Mellow_Velo -478
44 Bminchow -500
Collective_Wisdom 171

Standings
Yates had given his teams such an advantage before today that although they inevitably took the last 6 spots on the day's nett changes, five of the six remain the top five. But Nathanptz has overtaken at least one of them, breaking them up for the first time since stage 10.
Having regained his lead through Dennis on Tuesday, Bminchow lost not only through Yates today, but also through Dennis and Chaves, and although this was mitigated somewhat by Formolo and Bennett, a 500 point loss is not likely to maintain the lead. On the other hand, for Rote Laterne, Carapaz, Lopez, Formolo and Reichenbach did a lot to limit the damage done to his score by Yates and Chaves, and he retakes the lead. Only the fairly similar team of Scrool07 seems to be close enough to challenge. Los Brolin also manages positive movement within the top ten, while Laarsland enters that group, on the back of a 10 place rise matched by Squire: in the more compact group outside the top few teams, there are 13 teams moving up by 5 or more places, which normally only happens after the first mountain stage.


1 Rote_Laterne 1847
2 Scrool07 1806
3 Bminchow 1602
4 LosBrolin 1525
5 Mellow_Velo 1430
6 Nathanptz 1418
7 Yellow_Knight 1354
8 Del1962 1294
9 Laarsland 1254
10 ThePirate81 1242
11 Squire 1224
12 BicycleBoy 1222
13 Kazistuta 1204
14 Ruvu75 1189
15 SemirS 1180
16 Fauniera 1165
17 Carlo_Algatrensig 1122
18 Tigerion 1120
19 AmisVelo 1119
19 GPBlanco 1119
21 Axl 1116
22 Handbrake 1112
23 SafeBet 1106
24 Russell23 1097
25 LightBing 1081
26 BikeRacer33 1053
27 Leadbelly 1042
28 Drebola 1023
29 Minessa 1017
30 Hakkie2 999
31 Vladimir 993
32 Salvarani 989
33 Comodoro 984
34 Gotland 944
35 Armchair_Cyclist 941
36 Googolplex 909
37 Trudgin 907
38 PremierAndrew 834
39 Chiron 743
40 BluesInTheBottle 727
41 Koronin 658
42 Shalgo 646
43 Search 625
44 Caruut 581
Collective_Wisdom 1157

Of riders still going, the only difference between this team and 2nd place Scrool is Chaves and Reighenbach over Brambilla and Bonifazio. So unless Bonifazio sprints to a higher position in Rome than he has managed thus far, the fate of the game seems likely to depend on whether Reichenbach's support for Pinot tomorrow boosts his position further, or amounts to self sacrifice (although the GC time gaps around him suggest that his position might be unlikely to change much). But as today proves, anything could happen.
 
Stage 20 Final flings of the dice to Cervinia

Purple points
Mainly hoovered up by the break, but again few of us identified the correct breakaway riders.

NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel 70 0 team
GESINK Robert 40 6 teams
GROSSSCHARTNER Felix 25 0 team
FROOME Chris 23 0 team
CICCONE Giulio 15 3 teams
BRAMBILLA Gianluca 10 8 teams
POELS Wout 7 1 team
FORMOLO Davide 3 20 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico 2 1 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 1 5 teams


1 LightBing 50 (Gesink and Bramilla)
2 Squire, ThePirate81 43 (Gesink and Formolo)
4 Drebola, GPBlanco, PremierAndrew 40 (Gesink)
7 SafeBet 25 (Ciccone and Brambilla)
8 Vladimir 18 (Ciccone and Formolo)
9 Trudgin 15 (Ciccone)
10 Scrool07 14 (Bramilla, Formolo, Carapaz)


Standings
1 Bminchow 1005
2 Rote_Laterne 983
3 Scrool07 974
4 Yellow_Knight 929
5 Mellow_Velo 849
6 LosBrolin 841
7 Tigerion 642
8 Nathanptz 619
9 Ruvu75 600
10 ThePirate81 595

Yates has 564 points in this category, which is why no-one else is getting into the top 6. Bminchow should hold the lead unless Bonifazio can get top two tomorrow.

Pink points
Points gained mainly from overtaking Pinot ( and his teammates), Dennis and Yates
GESINK Robert 52 6 teams
CICCONE Giulio 52 3 teams
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 49 25 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico 25 1 team
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 25 1 team
POELS Wout 23 1 team
BRAMBILLA Gianluca 22 8 teams
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto 20 3 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 18 5 teams
FORMOLO Davide 18 20 teams
BENNETT George 15 7 teams
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis 14 2 teams
---
HIRT Jan -13 2 teams
HERMANS Ben -14 4 teams
MONTAGUTI Matteo -15 1 team
SCHACHMANN Maximilian -16 1 team
REICHENBACH Sébastien -20 4 teams
PREIDLER Georg -22 1 team
DENNIS Rohan -26 9 teams
YATES Simon -29 6 teams
PINOT Thibaut -246 24 teams
---
HERMANS Ben -14 4
MONTAGUTI Matteo -15 1
SCHACHMANN Maximilian -16 1
REICHENBACH Sébastien -20 4
PREIDLER Georg -22 1
DENNIS Rohan -26 9
YATES Simon -29 6
PINOT Thibaut -246 24

Essentially, a bad day if you have Pinot, ok if you don't.

1 Vladimir 151 (Ciccone, Lopez, Betancur, Formolo and Henao)
2 Koronin 82
3 Hakkie2 80
4 PremierAndrew 79
5 Scrool07 78
6 Drebola 77
7 Googolplex 72
8 Caruut 69
9 Kazistuta 66
10 BluesInTheBottle 65
11 Carlo_Algatrensig 50
12 Armchair_Cyclist 47
12 Search 47
12 Shalgo 47
15 Ruvu75 43
16 Rote_Laterne 34
17 AmisVelo 23
18 Chiron 17
19 Yellow_Knight 0
20 Bminchow -20
21 LightBing -125
22 Squire -129
23 GPBlanco -147
24 Trudgin -149
25 Laarsland -157
26 Fauniera -181
26 SemirS -181
28 SafeBet -194
29 Handbrake -199
30 ThePirate81 -200
31 Nathanptz -206
32 Minessa -212
33 Leadbelly -228
34 BikeRacer33 -234
35 Comodoro -240
35 Gotland -240
37 Axl -243
37 BicycleBoy -243
39 Tigerion -248
40 Russell23 -249
41 Del1962 -262
41 LosBrolin -262
43 Salvarani -264
44 Mellow_Velo -273
Collective_Wisdom -149

Standings with, presumably, only the sprinters sorting tomorrow's stage points to go.

A late coup by Scrool07, based on the double whammy of Brambilla's breakaway yielding both stage points and a 4 place GC rise and Reichenbach being placed on nursing duties with Pinot, puts him in the lead at this late stage. He is only one of the teams near the top with any sprinter, so the engraver is poised. Long term leader Bminchow has slumped to 300 points off the pace, yet is still poised to take a podium.

Two of the Yatesians have Pinot: a few days ago that looked like an excellent combination, but in 2 days that has collapsed. They drop to 6th and 10th, and Yellow Knight recovers somewhat from yesterday's 7th to 4th. Nathanptz, suffering with Pinot, is no longer the top non-Yatesian: that honour falls to Kazistuta, and a team founded on the two white jersey contestants. He, Ruvu75 and Carlo Algatrensig all storm the top ten with jumps of 7 or 8 places, but there are no less than five teams that move up by more, Vladimir topping the lot with a 20 place leap.

1 Scrool07 1884
2 Rote_Laterne 1881
3 Bminchow 1582
4 Yellow_Knight 1354
5 Kazistuta 1270
6 LosBrolin 1263
7 Ruvu75 1232
8 Nathanptz 1212
9 Carlo_Algatrensig 1172
10 Mellow_Velo 1157
11 Vladimir 1144
12 AmisVelo 1142
13 Drebola 1100
14 Laarsland 1097
15 Squire 1095
16 Hakkie2 1079
17 ThePirate81 1042
18 Del1962 1032
19 SemirS 999
20 Armchair_Cyclist 988
21 Fauniera 984
22 Googolplex 981
23 BicycleBoy 979
24 GPBlanco 972
25 LightBing 956
26 Handbrake 913
26 PremierAndrew 913
28 SafeBet 912
29 Axl 873
30 Tigerion 872
31 Russell23 848
32 BikeRacer33 819
33 Leadbelly 814
34 Minessa 805
35 BluesInTheBottle 792
36 Chiron 760
37 Trudgin 758
38 Comodoro 744
39 Koronin 740
40 Salvarani 725
41 Gotland 704
42 Shalgo 693
43 Search 672
44 Caruut 650
Collective_Wisdom 1008

Tomorrow is about sprinter points. Viviani is unselected, but 2 teams have Sam Bennett (Tigerion and Yellow Knight), Modolo is on 3 teams (including Kazistuta), Danny Van Poppel is in the Collective Wisdom team, with 14 selections (incl Kazistuta and Ruvu) and Bonifazio on 5 teams, including Scrool and Nathanptz).
 
A 94 pt insult added to injury for the 24 teams with Pinot, before the last stage even starts, is neutral as far as the top 2 are concerned (Brambilla gains 4 pts on GC; Reichenbach gains 2 on GC and Chaves gains 2 in KoM classification), but does bring two new teams into the putative top ten: Amis Velo and Vladimir in place of Nathanptz and Mellow Velo.
 
Stage 21 Sprinters and their teams only in Rome

Purple points which is more or less all there is today.

BENNETT Sam 70 2 teams
VIVIANI Elia 40 0 team
DRUCKER Jempy 25 0 team
PLANCKAERT Baptiste 15 0 team
BELLETTI Manuel 10 0 team
MODOLO Sacha 7 3 teams
BONIFAZIO Niccolo 5 5 teams
VENTURINI Clément 3 0 team
SIMION Paolo 2 0 team
SABATINI Fabio 1 0 team

1 Tigerion 75
2 Yellow_Knight 70
3= Carlo_Algatrensig, Chiron, Kazistuta 7
6= Nathanptz, Scrool07, Search, Vladimir 5

and that's it

Final purple standings
Yellow Knight get close in the end, but Bminchow led this from since stage 2.
1 Bminchow 1005
2 Yellow_Knight 999
3 Rote_Laterne 983
4 Scrool07 979
5 Mellow_Velo 849
6 LosBrolin 841
7 Tigerion 717
8 Nathanptz 624
9 Ruvu75 600
10 ThePirate81 595
11 Kazistuta 549
12 Drebola 547
13 AmisVelo 541
14 Del1962 534
15 SafeBet 504
16 Salvarani 496
17 Chiron 491
18 Carlo_Algatrensig 486
19 GPBlanco 454
20 Squire 447
21 Laarsland 433
22 Armchair_Cyclist 426
23 Handbrake 421
24 Fauniera 407
24 SemirS 407
26 Hakkie2 396
27 Vladimir 389
28 Comodoro 381
29 BicycleBoy 378
30 LightBing 373
31 Googolplex 372
32 Gotland 371
33 Axl 358
33 Russell23 358
35 PremierAndrew 353
36 BikeRacer33 314
36 Leadbelly 314
36 Minessa 314
39 Shalgo 310
40 Search 296
41 BluesInTheBottle 279
42 Trudgin 239
43 Koronin 214
44 Caruut 202
Collective_Wisdom 463

Pink points
The withdrawal of Pinot cost his teams 94 points, and other riders pick up a small number of points through moving up or down the GC (those positioned 17th to 51st yesterday) or in the KoM classification. Modolo also moves a couple of places in the points classification. Add that to our sprinters' points, and the gains and losses today are:

1 Yellow_Knight 75
2 Carlo_Algatrensig 24
2 Kazistuta 24
4 Chiron 21
5 Armchair_Cyclist 16
6 Drebola 14
7 AmisVelo 12
7 PremierAndrew 12
7 Ruvu75 12
10 Koronin 10
11 Bminchow 9
11 Scrool07 9
13 Vladimir 8
14 Search 7
15 Caruut 6
16 Rote_Laterne 4
17 Googolplex 3
18 BluesInTheBottle 2
18 Hakkie2 2
18 Shalgo 2
21 Tigerion -17
22 Del1962 -78
23 SafeBet -79
24 Nathanptz -80
24 ThePirate81 -80
26 LightBing -86
27 Comodoro -87
27 Gotland -87
29 Axl -88
29 BicycleBoy -88
29 Salvarani -88
32 BikeRacer33 -89
32 Leadbelly -89
32 Russell23 -89
35 GPBlanco -90
35 Laarsland -90
35 Squire -90
38 Mellow_Velo -91
38 Minessa -91
38 SemirS -91
41 Fauniera -92
41 Handbrake -92
43 Trudgin -93
44 LosBrolin -95
Collective_Wisdom -74

And so we get to
Final standings

Bonifazio added a little more gloss to Scrool07's win, but 8 points is still very close. Nobody picked Froome, and the only team with Dumoulin (Bicycle Boy) is very much mid-table. The Simon Yates teams fill the top 4, and also 8th and 14th (those last 2 having lost out on Pinot). Kazistuta, who shares with the top two teams a GC points haul based on the two South American white jersey contenders, is best of the rest, and is followed by Ruvu75, whose first entry into one of the GT games (I think) saw the selection of the team that would be the Collective Wisdom team if I had not compiled that team differently this time around. Amis Velo and Vladimir replace Pinot teams in the top ten at the last moment, and Premier Andrew, Blues in the Bottle, and Koronin share the final mention as the biggest jumpers of the day, each passing 5 teams.

1 Scrool07 1893
2 Rote_Laterne 1885
3 Bminchow 1591
4 Yellow_Knight 1429
5 Kazistuta 1294
6 Ruvu75 1244
7 Carlo_Algatrensig 1196
8 LosBrolin 1168
9 AmisVelo 1154
10 Vladimir 1152
11 Nathanptz 1132
12 Drebola 1114
13 Hakkie2 1081
14 Mellow_Velo 1066
15 Laarsland 1007
16 Squire 1005
17 Armchair_Cyclist 1004
18 Googolplex 984
19 ThePirate81 962
20 Del1962 954
21 PremierAndrew 925
22 SemirS 908
23 Fauniera 892
24 BicycleBoy 891
25 GPBlanco 882
26 LightBing 870
27 Tigerion 855
28 SafeBet 833
29 Handbrake 821
30 BluesInTheBottle 794
31 Axl 785
32 Chiron 781
33 Russell23 759
34 Koronin 750
35 BikeRacer33 730
36 Leadbelly 725
37 Minessa 714
38 Shalgo 695
39 Search 679
40 Trudgin 665
41 Comodoro 657
42 Caruut 656
43 Salvarani 637
44 Gotland 617
Collective_Wisdom 934

Congratulations to Scrool07, commiserations to Rote Laterne who ran him so close and to Bminchow, who led for so long, and thanks to all who participated, to CQ for the system, to PCS who had results up reasonably quickly and in a consistent and useable format, and to the riders who unwittingly delighted or deflated us.

See you in about 6 weeks for the Tour (and maybe tomorrow for some number crunching).
 
Re:

Koronin said:
I'm more surprised I didn't finish last where I had been the entire race until the last couple of days.
More than half the teams had spent more than a third of their budget on Pinot, who lost c350 points in the last 2 days. Some of those were inevitably less than 350 points above you. And you beat 3 non-Pinot teams too.

Better luck in the TdF game: you get a bigger budget for that one.
 
Will I had a Michelton-Scott of a contest. A couple of stage wins and a complete and utter imploding of GC contenders.
Thanks for the organisation and updates Armchair, much appreciated
 
Re: Re:

Armchair cyclist said:
Koronin said:
I'm more surprised I didn't finish last where I had been the entire race until the last couple of days.
More than half the teams had spent more than a third of their budget on Pinot, who lost c350 points in the last 2 days. Some of those were inevitably less than 350 points above you. And you beat 3 non-Pinot teams too.

Better luck in the TdF game: you get a bigger budget for that one.

True although I had some not very good picks in Meintjes, Fernandez and Visconti who I expected more out of. Actually thought Visconti could be good for some stage/mountain points similar with Fernandez but breaks were almost useless in this GT.

At least Lopez did finally end up with something good.

Not sure I'll do much better in the TdF game if I can find a way to put my boy on that team. LOL
 
Some numbers, rather later than I had expected to do them.

Purple points top ten in stages and pink jersey wearer.
1 YATES Simon 564 6 teams
2 BENNETT Sam 365 2 teams
3 VIVIANI Elia 360 0 team
4 DUMOULIN Tom 204 1 team
5 FROOME Chris 192 0 team
6 DENNIS Rohan 184 9 teams
7 CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 136 5 teams
8 PINOT Thibaut 134 24 teams
9 BATTAGLIN Enrico 126 0 team
10 CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 101 36 teams
11 VAN POPPEL Danny 100 14 teams
12 BONIFAZIO Niccolo 95 5 teams
13 FORMOLO Davide 93 20 teams
14 SCHACHMANN Maximilian 91 1 team
15 MODOLO Sacha 90 3 teams
16 POZZOVIVO Domenico 89 1 team
17 LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 79 25 teams
18 WELLENS Tim 77 0 team
19 NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel 70 0 team
19 MOHORIC Matej 70 1 team
21 MARECZKO Jakub 62 2 teams
no other higher than 43 pts

Pink points the ones that really matter, all the points including GC and other classifications

1 FROOME Chris 762 0 team
2 YATES Simon 661 6 teams
3 DUMOULIN Tom 587 1 team
4 VIVIANI Elia 445 0 team
5 BENNETT Sam 420 2 teams
6 CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 411 5 teams
7 LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 394 25 teams
8 POZZOVIVO Domenico 331 1 team
9 DENNIS Rohan 268 9 teams
10 BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 228 1 team
10 FORMOLO Davide 228 20 teams
12 KONRAD Patrick 208 0 team
13 BENNETT George 185 7 teams
14 NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel 163 0 team
15 BATTAGLIN Enrico 162 0 team
16 OOMEN Sam 154 0 team
17 GENIEZ Alexandre 140 0 team
18 GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel 139 0 team
19 PINOT Thibaut 134 24 teams
20 SCHACHMANN Maximilian 133 1 team
21 POELS Wout 124 1 team
22 CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 121 36 teams
23 VAN POPPEL Danny 120 14 teams
23 MODOLO Sacha 120 3 teams
25 MOHORIC Matej 114 1 team
26 WOODS Michael 113 17 teams
26 BONIFAZIO Niccolo 113 5 teams
28 HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis 104 2 teams
29 GESINK Robert 98 6 teams
30 BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto 90 3 teams

%age return

1 CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 88.8 5 teams
2 YATES Simon 81.6 6 teams
3 BATTAGLIN Enrico 68.4 0 team
4 MORABITO Steve 65.2 4 teams
5 SAGIV Guy 62.5 0 team
6 DENZ Nico 61.8 0 team
7 MONTAGUTI Matteo 61.0 1 team
8 GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel 60.7 0 team
9 DIDIER Laurent 60.0 1 team
10 BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 58.9 1 team
11 BEWLEY Sam 57.7 0 team
12 BENNETT Sam 56.9 2 teams
13 REICHENBACH Sébastien 56.0 4 teams
14 FORMOLO Davide 54.3 20 teams
15 PREIDLER Georg 52.9 1 team
16 NIBALI Antonio 46.9 1 team
17 DENNIS Rohan 46.1 9 teams
18 MORI Manuele 45.5 0 team
19 KING Benjamin 44.9 0 team
20 BONIFAZIO Niccolo 43.8 5 teams
21 KONRAD Patrick 42.3 0 team
22 TEN DAM Laurens 42.0 0 team
23 PFINGSTEN Christoph 41.1 0 team
24 BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto 40.7 3 teams
25 DUPONT Hubert 40.5 2 teams

Impeccable picks
MORABITO Steve
MONTAGUTI Matteo
PFINGSTEN Christoph
TEN DAM Laurens
PREIDLER Georg
DENZ Nico
REICHENBACH Sébastien
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel
BATTAGLIN Enrico
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
BENNETT Sam
YATES Simon
FROOME Chris

Best possible team I don't have a good track record for getting this right, so I am happy to be corrected.

YATES Simon
BENNETT Sam
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
FORMOLO Davide
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello
BATTAGLIN Enrico
GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel
REICHENBACH Sébastien
for 2319 points and a spend of 3409, and a popularity score of just 38, even more unpopular than Trudgin's selection.

The rest of the numbers (and probably some very inefficient coding) here.
 

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