2018 Spring Classics CQ game

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Rider Popularity

126 riders chosen, and exactly half of them are unique picks

24: VANMARCKE Sep (out of 39 teams, a fairly low take up for a most popular pick)
20: CAPIOT Amaury, DE BIE Sean, ROELANDTS Jürgen, STYBAR Zdenek, TERPSTRA Niki
19: NIZZOLO Giacomo
17: MOSER Moreno, VAN BAARLE Dylan
13: COQUARD Bryan, VANDENBERGH Stijn
12: ENGER Sondre Holst, STANNARD Ian
The eleven most popular picks, plus Stannard but not Enger, make up the Collective Wisdom team. Even with choosing the more expensive of those two joint 12th in the popularity charts, there is still a spare 328 points in that budget.

9: MOSCON Gianni
8: GASPAROTTO Enrico
7: OSS Daniel
6: HALVORSEN Kristoffer, HAUSSLER Heinrich, LANGEVELD Sebastian, VAN AERT Wout, VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan
5: ALAPHILIPPE Julian, BRESCHEL Matti, CORT NIELSEN Magnus, DEVENYNS Dries, FELLINE Fabio
4: BIERMANS Jenthe, EDMONDSON Alexander, THWAITES Scott, VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume
3: BENOOT Tiesj, BETTIOL Alberto, BRAMBILLA Gianluca, CAVENDISH Mark, DE VREESE Laurens, GANNA Filippo, GERTS Floris, OFFREDO Yoann, PHINNEY Taylor, ROOSEN Timo, VAN POPPEL Danny, VERMOTE Julien, WARLOP Jordi
2: ALLEGAERT Piet, BASKA Erik, BLYTHE Adam, BOECKMANS Kris, DEBUSSCHERE Jens, IMPEY Daryl, KENNAUGH Peter, KÖNIG Leopold, KUZNETSOV Vyacheslav, LAPORTE Christophe, MOLARD Rudy, NAESEN Lawrence, OWEN Logan, ROSA Diego, ROWE Luke, THEUNS Edward, VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael, VAN LERBERGHE Bert, VANSPEYBROUCK Pieter, VLIEGEN Loïc

Unique picks shown with asterisks above.

Popularity rankings
Number in brackets is unique picks on the team.
1 Russell23 196 ( 0 )
2 LosBrolin 182 ( 0 )
3 Shalgo 180 ( 1 )
3 ThePirate81 180 ( 0 )
5 Leadbelly 176 ( 1 )
6 Hakkie 166 ( 0 )
7 MellowVelo 163 ( 0 )
8 Laarsland 151 ( 1 )
8 Squire 151 ( 0 )
10 AmisVelo 150 ( 0 )
10 DFA123 150 ( 1 )
10 Madrazo 150 ( 0 )
13 GPBlanco 149 ( 3 )
13 RoteLaterne 149 ( 3 )
15 Blues_in_the_Bottle 138 ( 0 )
16 Zaka_fan 137 ( 0 )
17 Kazistuta 136 ( 0 )
18 Comodoro 134 ( 2 )
18 The_Asian 134 ( 1 )
20 TheArt 132 ( 0 )
21 Armchair 129 ( 1 )
21 Search 129 ( 2 )
23 DJW 124 ( 1 )
24 Nathanptz 119 ( 1 )
25 Bbass 118 ( 3 )
26 Fauniera 114 ( 1 )
27 NorthAmericanScum 113 ( 1 )
28 Joelsim 111 ( 0 )
28 Vladimir 111 ( 1 )
30 NairoQ 110 ( 1 )
31 Del1962 102 ( 2 )
32 Froschi 87 ( 2 )
33 So2017 84 ( 6 )
34 Chiron 83 ( 5 )
34 DJSprtsch 83 ( 5 )
36 Scrool07 76 ( 1 )
37 SemirS 75 ( 4 )
38 Salvarani 65 ( 3 )
39 Josedin 26 ( 9 )
CollectiveWisdom 215
 
Big spends

The defining choices for each team. 3000 points for 12 riders averages out at 250 points, so these are the riders costing more than twice that.

Gilbert: So 2017

Colbrelli and Stybar: Laarsland

Naesen and Vanmarcke: SemirS

Alaphilippe, Felline and Vanmarcke: Kazistuta
Alaphilippe, Vanmarcke and Stybar: Mellow Velo
Alaphilippe and Lutsenko: B'bass
Alaphilippe and Stybar: The Asian
Alaphilippe alone: Del1962

Degenkolb and Vanmarcke: Shalgo

Moscon and Benoot: The Art
Moscon, Felline and Stybar: Search
Moscon, Vanmarcke and Stybar: Los Brolin, Rote Laterne
Moscon and Vanmarcke: GPBlanco, Leadbelly
Moscon and Stybar: DJW, Squire, Zaka fan

Benoot and Stybar: Armchair Cyclist
Benoot alone: Scrool07

Felline, Theuns and Vanmarcke: Joelsim
Felline, Vanmarcke and Stybar: Vladimir
Felline and Vanmarcke: Comodoro

De Buyst and Vanmarcke: DJSprtsch

Theuns, Vanmarcke and Stybar: NairoQ

Vanmarcke and Stybar: Amis Velo, Blues_in_the_Bottle, Hakkie, Madrazo, Russell23, ThePirate81
Vanmarcke alone: Chiron, DFA123, Fauniera, Froschi, NorthAmericanScum

Barbier: Josedin

Stybar: Nathanptz

Salvarani is the only manager not to have broken the 500 point barrier, but his most expensive pick, Cort Nielsen, comes close at 480pts.
 
In last year's races

If we post last year's results for the 20 races that will make up this game, the results will be:

1 So2017 2057
2 AmisVelo 1575
3 Madrazo 1559
4 Zaka_fan 1445
5 Hakkie 1404
6 DJW 1361
7 Russell23 1346
8 Laarsland 1327
9 Scrool07 1305
10 Armchair 1267
11 Blues_in_the_Bottle 1250
12 Nathanptz 1219
13 SemirS 1139
14 Froschi 1092
15 LosBrolin 1075
16 Leadbelly 1051
17 ThePirate81 1024
18 DFA123 1020
19 RoteLaterne 1001
20 Shalgo 989
21 NairoQ 983
22 MellowVelo 974
23 GPBlanco 968
24 Comodoro 939
25 Search 897
25 The_Asian 897
27 Salvarani 896
28 Vladimir 849
29 Squire 841
30 Bbass 791
31 TheArt 757
32 Chiron 642
33 NorthAmericanScum 641
34 Del1962 639
35 Joelsim 594
36 Fauniera 586
37 DJSprtsch 567
38 Kazistuta 542
39 Josedin 417
CollectiveWisdom 1180

And that table is why the So 2017 team needs explaining.
It came into existence partly because I soon became dis-enamoured of my team (very rapidly collated because Joelsim sent in his squad very early, and largely made by looking at popular picks in the season game and trying to identify those who perform in the classics); partly because I was a bit disappointed that unlike last year no-one had built a team around one of the big names of these events, and such teams are always interesting to track; partly because I had some cancelled work yesterday so I had time to do it; partly because having started compiling the "In last year's races" data, I was intrigued to see how far I could take that; and partly because as game compiler I had the opportunity to cheat and put in a second selection.

So the intention was to calculate the team with the highest possible total score from these races last year. I suspect that there might be a way of getting Excel to work that out for me (PM me if you could explain), but I only looked at those who generated at least 60% of their 2017 points in these 20 races (having checked that it was not possible to make an improvement by including Kwiatkowski or Van Avermaet) omitting those who had retired, joined teams that will give them few of these rides, or are carrying injuries. Within those stipulations, I think this is the highest 2017 score team possible (Hakkie: you are usually good at working out best poss permutations), so I submit it as a mathematical selection rather than my second bite at the cherry.
 
Re:

Armchair cyclist said:
In last year's races



So the intention was to calculate the team with the highest possible total score from these races last year. I suspect that there might be a way of getting Excel to work that out for me (PM me if you could explain), but I only looked at those who generated at least 60% of their 2017 points in these 20 races (having checked that it was not possible to make an improvement by including Kwiatkowski or Van Avermaet) omitting those who had retired, joined teams that will give them few of these rides, or are carrying injuries. Within those stipulations, I think this is the highest 2017 score team possible (Hakkie: you are usually good at working out best poss permutations), so I submit it as a mathematical selection rather than my second bite at the cherry.
My team is more or less a So2016 :lol: I use exactly the same method to pick my team, I just use the results from 2 years ago. That's how I discovered Baska. I left out Haussler and Rowe though :p
 
Race 1: Omloop

Maybe not the start to the Classics season that many hoped for, and not a result that many in our game hoped for or expected, but two teams have reason to be very happy with their pick. Popular cheap pick Capiot has already paid back half his cost, and had anyone gone for Wisniowski they would have a rider in profit already, which is a valuable asset in this game.

VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael 1st, 180pts for Blues_in_the_Bottle and Nathanptz
VANMARCKE Sep 3rd, 92pts for 24 teams
GILBERT Philippe 5th, 70pts for So2017
THEUNS Edward 6th, 62pts for Joelsim and NairoQ
VAN LERBERGHE Bert 7th, 54 for Armchair Cyclist and Blues_in_the_Bottle
COLBRELLI Sonny 8th, 46 for Laarsland
THWAITES Scott 24pts for 4 teams
ROOSEN Timo 18 for 3
CAPIOT Amaury 16 for 20
STYBAR Zdenek 11 for 20
CORT NIELSEN Magnus 8 for 5
and 28 other finishers gaining 5 points each

1 Blues_in_the_Bottle 352 (Valgren, Vanmarcke, Van Lerberghe, Stybar and 3 fivers)
2 Nathanptz 274 (Valgren, Thwaites, Roosen, Capiot, Stybar and 5 fivers: 10 scorers in one race)
3 Joelsim 185 (Vanmarcke, Theuns, Capiot and 3 fivers)
4 NairoQ 177
5 Russell23 168
6 Hakkie 158
7 ThePirate81 142
8 MellowVelo 141
9 Comodoro 138
10 AmisVelo 135
11 GPBlanco 133
12 RoteLaterne 132
13 Madrazo 130
14 DFA123 125
15 Kazistuta 123
15 Shalgo 123
17 Fauniera 122
17 SemirS 122
19 LosBrolin 120
20 Vladimir 118
21 Chiron 117
21 Leadbelly 117
21 NorthAmericanScum 117
24 DJSprtsch 112
25 Armchair 108
26 Laarsland 100
27 Froschi 97
28 So2017 87
29 Salvarani 65
30 Zaka_fan 54
31 TheArt 51
32 Squire 50
33 Search 47
33 The_Asian 47
35 DJW 37
35 Scrool07 37
37 Bbass 36
38 Del1962 10
39 Josedin 5
CollectiveWisdom 146
Trudgin* 66

You'll notice Trudgin sneaking in with a late, asterisked entry, which has 5 unique picks, comes bottom of the popularity table, and can't be said to have sought unfair use of the Omloop result.

All the numbers, and even if I don't publish this link after each race, the spreadsheet file should remain here throughout.
 
Jan 6, 2014
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I particularly like the teams of Amis Velo, Leadbelly and Russell23.
I'm interested to see if Benoot or Moscon is the better pick for this game. Benoot seems to be the safer pick as he always scores the same amout of points. Moscon's limit is the sky but it's also possible he can't get off the ground.
 
Armchair, thanks for the update.
Nowhere to go but down from my seat. I guess it is better to lucky than smart.
By the way, I had no knowledge of Capiot; so, I can’t claim that I missed him. Meanwhile he looks like a pretty good pick.
 
Race 2: Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne


The best sprinters are usually too expensive for the number of opportunities they get in these races, so there will usually be fewer points on a race that ends up as a large group gallop. Some sprinters are thought durable or adaptable enough to be worth a big spend, so they will get in the frame from time to time. Like an expensive unique pick in 3rd today, the highest placed selected rider.

Today's points
COLBRELLI Sonny 3rd, 72pts for Laarsland and Trudgin*
LIGTHART Pim 4th, 62pts for Salvarani
VERMOTE Julien 9th, 30pts for DFA123, NAS and Salvarani
NAESEN Oliver 22pts for SemirS
DEBUSSCHERE Jens 11pts for 2 teams
KUZNETSOV Vyacheslav 9 for 2
VAN LERBERGHE Bert 8 for 2
BIERMANS Jenthe 5 for 4
DEHAES Kenny 5 for 1
KEISSE Iljo 5 for 1
NIZZOLO Giacomo 5 for 19

1 Salvarani 97 (Ligtard, Vermote and Vliegen)
Trudgin* 86 (Colbrelli, Kuznetsov and Vliegen)
2 Laarsland 82 (Colbrelli, Nizzolo and Biermans)
3 DFA123 46
4 NorthAmericanScum 35
5 Vladimir 30
6 SemirS 27
7 Blues_in_the_Bottle 13
8 Zaka_fan 9
9 Armchair 8
10= Lots of teams with (mainly) Nizzolo 5
28= Teams without Nizzolo 5

Standings

Today's top 6 all move up, the top three today enter the top ten, and Laarsland and Salvarani jump more than 20 places to do so.

1 Blues_in_the_Bottle 365
2 Nathanptz 274
3 Joelsim 190
4 Laarsland 182
4 NairoQ 182
6 Russell23 173
7 DFA123 171
8 Salvarani 162
9 Hakkie 158
10 NorthAmericanScum 152
11 SemirS 149
12 Vladimir 148
13 ThePirate81 147
14 MellowVelo 141
15 AmisVelo 140
16 Comodoro 138
17 RoteLaterne 137
18 GPBlanco 133
19 Madrazo 130
20 Kazistuta 128
20 Shalgo 128
22 LosBrolin 125
23 Leadbelly 122
23 Fauniera 122
25 Chiron 117
26 Armchair 116
27 DJSprtsch 112
28 Froschi 97
29 So2017 87
30 Zaka_fan 63
31 TheArt 56
32 Squire 55
33 Search 52
33 The_Asian 52
35 DJW 42
36 Bbass 41
37 Scrool07 37
38 Del1962 15
39 Josedin 10
CollectiveWisdom 151
Trudgin* 152
 
Re:

laarsland said:
If he was only riding Ardeche and Drome this weekend, I would've quadroupled down on Valentin Madouas for these competitions this year.
Ardeche and Drome aren't in the game this year, so it would have been a strange criterion to apply. But he does look a canny pick in other games.

Salvarani said:
Also... Le Samyn wont count next week?
I think I see a lot of people that will have one or two riders in the provisional startlist at least. I think it should count :)
I like the race, but it isn't in either.

There are too many 1.1 races that have historically only given tiny points to the game, but still needed a lot of spreadsheet work. I have settled on a rule on participation of 6 WT teams the previous year as the threshhold for races below 1.HC, so we have sometimes had one or two in the game, but with 5 in this weekend's French races, and only 3 in Le Samyn, it seems unlikely that I will include them next year either. Both the wrap-up post at the end of last year's competition, and the OP for this year's, included an invitation to anyone to plead the case of particular events, but there was no persuasion forthcoming.
 
Re: Re:

Armchair cyclist said:
laarsland said:
If he was only riding Ardeche and Drome this weekend, I would've quadroupled down on Valentin Madouas for these competitions this year.
Ardeche and Drome aren't in the game this year, so it would have been a strange criterion to apply. But he does look a canny pick in other games.
That's what you get for focusing on a spreadsheet including last year's scores instead of reading the revised rules :lol:
 
Forgot the deadline was this weekend which means no troll team with Valverde + Alaphilippe. Thanks to Armchair Cyclist for organizing the game yet again and best of luck to everybody playing. Hopefully, I'll remember to register next year.
 
Re: Re:

Salvarani said:
Armchair cyclist said:
I should have included Le Samyn: my unique pick, Gaudin, came in third.
Unlucky that the race is not on the list I am afraid ;)
I'm not sure I can count it as bad luck when it was my decision, but there is some sort of justice in the outcome that, through Gaudin paired with the popular Terpstra, I'm the one who missed out most.

It would have given us:
1 Armchair 135
2 So2017 128
3 Laarsland 104
4 DJW 99
5 Nathanptz 95
5 Russell23 95
5 GPBlanco 95
5 Shalgo 95
5 The_Asian 95
5 Bbass 95
11 Hakkie 90
11 RoteLaterne 90
11 Zaka_fan 90
14 AmisVelo 85
14 LosBrolin 85
14 Leadbelly 85
17 Madrazo 80
17 Froschi 80
17 Scrool07 80
17 Del1962 80
21 ThePirate81 15
21 MellowVelo 15
21 Comodoro 15
21 Kazistuta 15
21 TheArt 15
21 Squire 15
21 Search 15
28 Joelsim 10
29 NairoQ 9
29 SemirS 9
31 Josedin 8
32 Blues_in_the_Bottle 5
32 Salvarani 5
34 DFA123 0
34 NorthAmericanScum 0
34 Vladimir 0
34 Fauniera 0
34 Chiron 0
34 DJSprtsch 0
CollectiveWisdom 95

And I would have been up to 5th. But it doesn't count. I'm working on getting over it.
 
Race 3: Strade Bianche

There are races in this series, mainly when we get to the Ardennes, that suit riders who get a lot of CQ points in GTs and other stage races: that's at least part of the reason why only 3 of the top ten, and 7 of the first twenty finishers, were selected. We might collectively need other reasons for no-one going for the likes of Power and Serry.

BENOOT Tiesj 1st, 180pts for Armchair Cyclist, Scrool07 and The Art
VAN AERT Wout 3rd, 92pts for 6 teams
STYBAR Zdenek 7th, 54 pts for 20 teams
OSS Daniel 12th, 27 pts for 7 teams
DE TIER Floris 24pts for Chiron
MOSCON Gianni 22pts, 9 teams
AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey 14, 1
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh 8, 1
VERMOTE Julien 6, 3
And for five pointers, we have 3 unique picks (GILBERT Philippe, KEISSE Iljo, LUTSENKO Alexey) and our most popular pick, on 24 teams, VANMARCKE Sep.

1 Armchair 234 (Benoot and Stybar)
2 TheArt 202 (Benoot and Moscon)
3 Scrool07 180 (Benoot)
4 Squire 168 (Van Aert, Stybar, Moscon)
5 Chiron 162 (Van Aert, Oss, De Tier and Amador)
6 DFA123 157 (Van Aert, Stybar, Vermote and Vanmarcke)
7 NorthAmericanScum 130
8 Fauniera, Josedin 97
10 Russell23 86
11 Laarsland, LosBrolin, Nathanptz, RoteLaterne 81
15 DJW, Search, Zaka_fan 76
18 AmisVelo, Blues_in_the_Bottle, Hakkie, Madrazo, MellowVelo, NairoQ, ThePirate81, Vladimir 59
26 GPBlanco, The_Asian 54
28 Comodoro 32
29 Leadbelly, Trudgin* 27
30 DJSprtsch 13
31 Salvarani 6
32 Bbass, Froschi, Joelsim, Kazistuta, SemirS, Shalgo, So2017 5
39 Del1962 0
CollectiveWisdom 59

Standings
At this early stage perhaps it is not large moves (the top 5 on the day all move by 19 or more places) that are surprising, but that the top two hold onto their places.

1 Blues_in_the_Bottle 424
2 Nathanptz 355
3 Armchair 350
4 DFA123 328
5 NorthAmericanScum 282
6 Chiron 279
7 Laarsland 263
8 Russell23 259
9 TheArt 258
10 NairoQ 241
11 Squire 223
12 Fauniera 219
13 RoteLaterne 218
14 Scrool07 217
14 Hakkie 217
16 Vladimir 207
17 LosBrolin 206
17 ThePirate81 206
19 MellowVelo 200
20 AmisVelo 199
21 Joelsim 195
22 Madrazo 189
23 GPBlanco 187
24 Comodoro 170
25 Salvarani 168
26 SemirS 154
27 Leadbelly 149
28 Zaka_fan 139
29 Kazistuta 133
29 Shalgo 133
31 Search 128
32 DJSprtsch 125
33 DJW 118
34 Josedin 107
35 The_Asian 106
36 Froschi 102
37 So2017 92
38 Bbass 46
39 Del1962 15
CollectiveWisdom 210
Trudgin 179

And now I rue even more the non-counting status of Le Samyn: I would have been top. I'll stop going on about it now.

Tomorrow is the GP Industria & Artigianato, which could potentially giv a fair few points to a small number of teams, but which I am fairly sure will earn any popular picks nothing.
 
GP Industria & Artigianato (GP Larciano if you prefer)

More of an impact on the game than I expected, in that the highest placed rider who was selected is one of the more popular picks.
Less of an impact than I expected in that only 2 of the top 30 (ie, only 2 riders who get CQ points) were selected.

DE BIE Sean 4th, 62pts for 20 teams
IMPEY Daryl 8th, 36pts for 2 teams

1 ThePirate81 98 (De Bie and Impey)
2= Nineteen other teams with De Bie 62
21 Joelsim 36 (Impey)
22= Nineteen teams with neither scorer 0
CollectiveWisdom 62

Standings

Pretty straightforward: if you have De Bie or Impey, you moved up, if not, you move down. Only Exceptions to this are the top 4, who all have De Bie, and the bottom team, who doesn't. Pirate81's reward for having both selected riders is a nine place jump and a place in the top ten.

1 Blues_in_the_Bottle 486
2 Nathanptz 417
3 Armchair 412
4 DFA123 328
5 Laarsland 325
6 Russell23 321
7 TheArt 320
8 ThePirate81 304
9 Squire 285
10 NorthAmericanScum 282
11 Chiron 279
12 LosBrolin 268
13 MellowVelo 262
14 AmisVelo 261
15 GPBlanco 249
16 NairoQ 241
17 Comodoro 232
18 Joelsim 231
19 Salvarani 230
20 Fauniera 219
21 RoteLaterne 218
22 Hakkie 217
22 Scrool07 217
24 Leadbelly 211
25 Vladimir 207
26 Kazistuta 195
26 Shalgo 195
28 Search 190
29 Madrazo 189
30 The_Asian 168
31 SemirS 154
32 Zaka_fan 139
33 DJSprtsch 125
34 DJW 118
35 Bbass 108
36 Josedin 107
37 Froschi 102
38 So2017 92
39 Del1962 15
CollectiveWisdom 272
Trudgin 179

Race 5 is Ronde van Drenthe next Sunday.
 
Race 5: Ronde van Drenthe

Most riders were busy in stage races this week, so it was only some of the fringe selections who took points today.

SISR Frantisek 1st, 140 points for So 2017
GERTS Floris 7th, 42pts for Comodoro, Madrazo and Nathanptz
VERMELTFOORT Coen 11th, 22pts for Josedin
LIGTHART Pim 12th, 18pts for Salvarani
CAPIOT Amaury 13th, 15pts for 20 teams
WARLOP Jordi 11pts, 3 teams
DE BACKER Bert 7 1
ALLEGAERT Piet 5 2
DEHAES Kenny 5 1


Today suggests that maybe there is something to be learned from who scored a large proportion of their points in these races last year:

1 So2017 145 (Sisr and Allegaert)
2= Nathanptz, Comodoro 57 (Gerts and Capiot)
4 Madrazo 42 (Gerts)
5= Squire, Joelsim 26
7= Search, Josedin 22
9 The_Asian 20
10 Salvarani 18
11= Fourteen teams with Capiot 15
25 Vladimir 11
26 AmisVelo 5
27 Fourteen other teams 0
CollectiveWisdom 15

Standings


The top three hold their places, although the lead has been reduced from 69 points to just 12, but just behind them Laarsland, Russell23 and The Art each move up one at the expense of Capiot-less DFA123. Comodoro manages a 7 place rise to appear in the top ten, and So 2017 overtakes half the field to sit mid-table.

1 Blues_in_the_Bottle 486
2 Nathanptz 474
3 Armchair 427
4 Laarsland 340
5 Russell23 336
6 TheArt 335
7 DFA123 328
8 ThePirate81 319
9 Squire 311
10 Comodoro 289
11 NorthAmericanScum 282
12 Chiron 279
13 MellowVelo 277
14 LosBrolin 268
15 AmisVelo 266
16 GPBlanco 264
17 Joelsim 257
18 Salvarani 248
19 NairoQ 241
20 So2017 237
21 RoteLaterne 233
22 Hakkie 232
23 Madrazo 231
24 Fauniera 219
25 Vladimir 218
26 Scrool07 217
27 Search 212
28 Leadbelly 211
29 Kazistuta 210
29 Shalgo 210
31 The_Asian 188
32 Zaka_fan 154
32 SemirS 154
34 DJW 133
35 Josedin 129
36 DJSprtsch 125
37 Bbass 123
38 Froschi 102
39 Del1962 15
CollectiveWisdom 287
Trudgin* 179

I'll be sat in front of the spreadsheet quite a lot over the next week: Nokere Koerse on Wednesday, Handzame on Friday, then the first of the really big scoring races, Milan-San Remo on Saturday and back to minor points for GP de Denain on Sunday.
 
Race 6: Danilith Nokere Koerse

JAKOBSEN Fabio 1st, 140pts for Josedin
CAPIOT Amaury 2nd, 84pts for 20 teams
DE BIE Sean 8th, 36 for 20 teams
BASSO Leonardo 11th, 22 for DJW
VLIEGEN Loïc 18pts forAmis Velo and Salvarani
COQUARD Bryan 15pts 13 teams
NAESEN Lawrence 11 2
GERTS Floris 9 3
DE BACKER Bert 6 1
BIERMANS Jenthe 5 4
ROWE Luke 5 2
VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume 5 4

15 teams combine Capiot and De Bie for 120 pts, so not a great surprise that some of those overhaul Josedin's unique, but unsupported, pick of the winner.

1 Kazistuta 146 (Capiot, De Bie, Coquard and Naesen)
2 Comodoro 144 (Capiot, De Bie, Coquard and Gerts)
3 Josedin 140 (Jakobsen)
4= MellowVelo, Russell23, Shalgo, ThePirate81 135 (Capiot, De Bie, Coquard)
8 Laarsland 130
9 Nathanptz 129
10 Search 126
11 Bbass 125
12 Armchair, GPBlanco, Squire, The_Asian, TheArt 120
17 DJW 111
18= Hakkie, Joelsim 99
20= RoteLaterne, Zaka_fan 84
22= AmisVelo, Salvarani 54
24 Leadbelly 51
25 Blues_in_the_Bottle 41
26 LosBrolin 36
27= Del1962, DJSprtsch. Fauniera, Scrool07 15
31 NorthAmericanScum 11
32 NairoQ, SemirS 10
34 Madrazo 9
35 Vladimir 5
36= Chiron, DFA123, Froschi, So2017 0
CollectiveWisdom 135
Trudgin* 18

Standings
Previous leader, Blues in the Bottle, lacks Capiot, which has caused him to drop to 3rd, and Mellow Velo is the only new entrant to the top ten (and only just). Farther down, the table is more volatile: Josedin gets a 10 place rise from his unique winning pick, but that is only the 5th best climb of the day, Kazistuta's 17 places being the best.

1 Nathanptz 603
2 Armchair 547
3 Blues_in_the_Bottle 527
4 Russell23 471
5 Laarsland 470
6 TheArt 455
7 ThePirate81 454
8 Comodoro 433
9 Squire 431
10 MellowVelo 412
11 GPBlanco 384
12 Kazistuta 356
12 Joelsim 356
14 Shalgo 345
15 Search 338
16 Hakkie 331
17 DFA123 328
18 AmisVelo 320
19 RoteLaterne 317
20 The_Asian 308
21 LosBrolin 304
22 Salvarani 302
23 NorthAmericanScum 293
24 Chiron 279
25 Josedin 269
26 Leadbelly 262
27 NairoQ 251
28 Bbass 248
29 DJW 244
30 Madrazo 240
31 Zaka_fan 238
32 So2017 237
33 Fauniera 234
34 Scrool07 232
35 Vladimir 223
36 SemirS 164
37 DJSprtsch 140
38 Froschi 102
39 Del1962 30
CollectiveWisdom 422
Trudgin 197
 
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