2019-2021 Emerging Riders CQ Game

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skidmark said:
Karaev1 said:
I really enjoy reading Squire post on this CQ games so I am curious why he picked ERRAZKIN PEREZ Xuba too.
I was going to pick that rider based on his results (definitely didn't know anything about him other than that) and then read on his CQ page that he's provisionally suspended and is awaiting verdict by the UCI. Not knowing the details and not having time to look (I was throwing together my team in the last 15 minutes I had), I left him off because I wasn't sure what the rules were around suspended riders for this game and didn't have time to make a change since the deadline was approaching (plus if he was suspended for a significant portion of the 3 years that wouldn't be great). Can anyone clarify what that's about?
Errazkin has had asthma for 3 or 4 years - he admitted to ADOP he and his team made a ¨administrative error¨¨, not presenting the papers needed for his Terbutaline use, and as a result, he tested positive twice during GP Abimota back in June!

He expects a ban around 3 to 4 months as his case is very similar (according to himself) to that of Simon Yates back in 2016.

He had an offer from another team for 2019, which fell through because of the ongoing speculations, but Vito-Feirense-BlackJack prolonged his contract for 2019 and backs him 100 percent in the whole affair.
 
Jakob747 said:
skidmark said:
Karaev1 said:
I really enjoy reading Squire post on this CQ games so I am curious why he picked ERRAZKIN PEREZ Xuba too.
I was going to pick that rider based on his results (definitely didn't know anything about him other than that) and then read on his CQ page that he's provisionally suspended and is awaiting verdict by the UCI. Not knowing the details and not having time to look (I was throwing together my team in the last 15 minutes I had), I left him off because I wasn't sure what the rules were around suspended riders for this game and didn't have time to make a change since the deadline was approaching (plus if he was suspended for a significant portion of the 3 years that wouldn't be great). Can anyone clarify what that's about?
Errazkin has had asthma for 3 or 4 years - he admitted to ADOP he and his team made a ¨administrative error¨¨, not presenting the papers needed for his Terbutaline use, and as a result, he tested positive twice during GP Abimota back in June!

He expects a ban around 3 to 4 months as his case is very similar (according to himself) to that of Simon Yates back in 2016.

He had an offer from another team for 2019, which fell through because of the ongoing speculations, but Vito-Feirense-BlackJack prolonged his contract for 2019 and backs him 100 percent in the whole affair.
Gotcha. Guess I should have picked him!
 
The dopers rule for this one is that if doping has lead to removal of points, and the only reason the lifetime total is below 200 is the removal of those points, then he is not allowed, otherwise not an issue.

Imagine that Gonzalo Najar had had 58 lifetime points at the beginning of last season, then his 142 points temporarily awarded in last January's Vuelta a San Juan would have made him ineligible for any future edition of the game. Those Vuelta a San Juan points have been scrubbed by CQ, so it would look as though he is eligible, but by my rule he wouldn't be when he returns. It's not the easiest to keep track of, and I am largely reliant on the honesty of managers and the vigilance of others. I am aware of 2 riders in the current game who have "issues", but neither had appreciable points deductions.

In fact Najar only had 52 points, and so his total if the points from that race were not deducted would be 194, so if you want to pick him in the 2022-24 game, in readiness for his return in May 2022, you are free to do so. Indeed, if you think he will gain enough points in the latter part of 2022 for it to be worthwhile, you can even pick him for the 2020-22 game.
 
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This week, my youngsters DEWULF Stan and EVENEPOEL Remco will run, both in Argentina (San Juan). If last week HAMILTON Chris brought me a lot of points (113) from Australia, why are not these two kids going to bring them to me from the Americas? ;)
 
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jon ezeitza said:
This week, my youngsters DEWULF Stan and EVENEPOEL Remco will run, both in Argentina (San Juan).... why are not these two kids going to bring them to me from the Americas? ;)
They are the two most popular riders in the game: the'y bring whatever points they get to most of us.

jon ezeitza said:
If last week HAMILTON Chris brought me a lot of points (113) from Australia...
But he didn't, not in this game anyway.
 
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Armchair cyclist said:
jon ezeitza said:
This week, my youngsters DEWULF Stan and EVENEPOEL Remco will run, both in Argentina (San Juan).... why are not these two kids going to bring them to me from the Americas? ;)
They are the two most popular riders in the game: the'y bring whatever points they get to most of us.

jon ezeitza said:
If last week HAMILTON Chris brought me a lot of points (113) from Australia...
But he didn't, not in this game anyway.
I brought the points in the 2018-2020 Emerging Riders CQ Game :) :)
 
Year 1, Month 1 to 3rd Feb

And off we go...

Picked riders' best scores
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 73 points (a 4th, a 6th and a 12th in Mallorcan races) for 3 teams (DJW, Ludwigzgz and Skidmark)
EVENEPOEL Remco 35pts (9th on GC and 3rd on a stage in San Juan) 28 teams
CONTRERAS PINZON Rodrigo 20 (4th in Colombian national TT) 2 (Comodoro, Hakkie)
FLOREZ LOPEZ Miguel Eduardo 17 2
SCOTSON Callum 14 2
WHELAN James 13 4
GARCIA SOSA Jhojan Orlando 9 2
Other popular riders to get off the mark already are HONORE and OSORIO (5 and 3 points, for 12 and 11 teams respectively)

And, largely because of Evenepoel being on >90% of teams, everyone has started scoring

1 Ludwigzgz 117 (Higuita, Evenepoel, Weemaes (6 pts) and Osorio)
2 Skidmark 108 (Higuita and Evenepoel)
3 DJW 97 (Higuita and Scotson)
4 Blues_in_the_Bottle 81(Evenepoel, Flores, Scotson)
5 Comodoro 76 (Evenepoel, Contreras and Whelan)
6 Hakkie 63
6 Scrooll07 63
8 Will10 53
9 Madrazo 52
10 Del_1962 48
10 Joelsim 48
12 Fauniera 47
12 SafeBet 47
14 HugoKoblet 45
15 AmisVelo 43
16 Flo 40
16 Josedin 40
16 Koronin 40
16 Kryvo 40
16 Laarsland 40
16 LukasCPH 40
22 Cordi 38
22 Kazistuta 38
22 Squire 38
22 Vladimir 38
26 AlyKaptan 35
26 Armchair_Cyclist 35
26 JonEzeitza 35
26 Karaev 35
30 Leadbelly 6
31 RoteLaterne 5
CollectiveWisdom 43


Prior to this year I allowed entries right up to the end of January, meaning early results brought riders into a team: it worked very well for those picking Gaviria late in the 2015-17 game, not so much so for those who made a late inclusion of Najar a year ago. So who would have been picked if entries closed a couple of weeks later this year? Higuita might have had more picks (or at least fewer discards), but unpicked Aussie champion Freiberg already had his win before the game closed, and Dylan Sutherland had some of the points he now has. Although he showed well rather than scoring highly, I guess Biniam Hailu might have gained some support if the Tropicale Amissa Bongo had been before the deadline: who would you have picked if you know halfway through the month what you know at the end of it?

The highest scoring unpicked riders:
FREIBERG Michael 105
QUIROZ AYALA Oscar Adalberto 100
SUNDERLAND Dylan 80
FOUCHE James 70
LEA Jason 62
OSORIO ARBOLEDA Juan Felipe 60
TESFOM Sirak 50
PAREDES AVELLANEDA Cesar Nicolas 50

The first update is probably more relevant for making sure the spreadsheet works than for the scores: here it is. (I might not always post the link, but it should always be at the same place)
 
Year 1, Month 2 4th February to 3rd March

The same rider tops the table (of selected riders: 2 men would have topped him in January, and Yacob Debesay would have done so in February)

HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 92 pts (7th in Ruta del Sol, with 2nd on a stage, and 13th in Volta a Valencia) for DJW, Ludwigzgz and Skidmark
BADILATTI Matteo 71 (3rd in Tour du Rwanda) for Alykaptan, DJW, Fauniera
CONTRERAS PINZON Rodrigo 70 (10th in both Colombia and Rwanda, stage win in the latter) for Comodoro and Hakkie
RODRIGUEZ GARAICOECHEA Oscar 60 (9th in Vuelta a Murcia, 13th in Ruta del Sol) for 9 teams
FEDELI Alessandro 49pts for Skidmark
DE BOD Stefan 48, 4 teams
LE TURNIER Mathias 40 Vladimir

This month
1 AlyKaptan 275 (Badilatti, Rodriguez, De Bod)
2 DJW 259 (Higuita, Baldiatti, De Bod)
3 Skidmark 231 (Higuita, Fedeli)
4 Ludwigzgz 222 (Higuita, Rodriguez)
5 Hakkie 189
6 Comodoro 182
7 Kazistuta 174
8 AmisVelo 169
9 Madrazo 159
10 Del_1962 155
11 Squire 142
12 Karaev 140
13 Cordi 120
14 Vladimir 116
15 Fauniera 115
16 HugoKoblet 113
17 Kryvo 103
18 Scrooll07 98
19 Joelsim 96
20 Flo 94
21 Blues_in_the_Bottle 93
22 Laarsland 73
23 Armchair_Cyclist 60
24 SafeBet 57
25 Leadbelly 40
26 RoteLaterne 38
27 Josedin 28
28 Koronin 24
29 Will10 15
30 JonEzeitza 11
31 LukasCPH 6
CollectiveWisdom 114
CollectiveIgnorance 535

Standings

DJW jumps from last to first of the trio of teams that stuck with Higuita, and which still fills the podium, and February's champion is the closest other team, with a 22 place jump that probably won't be repeated. Kazistuta (+15) and Amis Velo (+8) enter the top ten, for what it's worth at this stage.

1 DJW 356
2 Skidmark 339
2 Ludwigzgz 339
4 AlyKaptan 310
5 Comodoro 258
6 Hakkie 252
7 Kazistuta 212
7 AmisVelo 212
9 Madrazo 211
10 Del_1962 203
11 Squire 180
12 Karaev 175
13 Blues_in_the_Bottle 174
14 Fauniera 162
15 Scrooll07 161
16 Cordi 158
16 HugoKoblet 158
18 Vladimir 154
19 Joelsim 144
20 Kryvo 143
21 Flo 134
22 Laarsland 113
23 SafeBet 104
24 Armchair_Cyclist 95
25 Josedin 68
25 Will10 68
27 Koronin 64
28 Leadbelly 46
28 JonEzeitza 46
28 LukasCPH 46
31 RoteLaterne 43
CollectiveWisdom 157
CollectiveIgnorance 1245

Don't despair too much that Collective Ignorance is so far ahead: it is a team that changes its make-up as the game progresses, and so at the moment is comprised of riders who have flourished in the relatively minor events of these couple of months.
 
Year 1, month 4 1st to 28th April

MÜLLER Patrick 148 (Volta Limburg win, 4th in Circuit de la Sarthe) for Alykaptan, Comodoro, Hugo Koblet, Kazistuta and Squire
EVENEPOEL Remco 109 (4th in Tour of Turkey) 28 teams
PRONSKIY Vadim 105 (3rd in Langkawi) for Comodoro, Cordi333 and Squire
GROSSER Aaron 104 (2nd in GC and stage points in Beograd-Banja Luka) for Leadbelly
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 76 3
CULEY Marcus 46 1
SOTO MARTINEZ Nelson Andres 41 1
but we all missed 100 point plus riders Cavanagh, Swirbul, and Taminiaux

This month:
1 Squire 498 (Muller, Evenepoel, Pronskiy)
2 AlyKaptan 475 (Muller and Evenepoel)
3 Kazistuta 425 (Muller and Evenepoel)
4 Comodoro 402 (Muller, Evenepoel, Pronskiy)
5 Skidmark 376
6 HugoKoblet 371
7 Ludwigzgz 368
8 Cordi 345
9 Fauniera 335
10 Leadbelly 310
11 Madrazo 309
12 Flo 298
13 SafeBet 296
14 Vladimir 294
15 Kryvo 272
16 AmisVelo 270
17 Del_1962 254
18 Joelsim 245
19 Karaev 240
20 Hakkie 237
21 Laarsland 234
22 Armchair_Cyclist 230
23 Koronin 227
24 Scrooll07 224
25 JonEzeitza 221
26 LukasCPH 215
27 Blues_in_the_Bottle 208
28 Will10 201
29 Josedin 200
30 DJW 188
31 RoteLaterne 169
CollectiveWisdom 246
CollectiveIgnorance 684


Standings

Only Hugo Koblet breaks into the top ten, and does so with the biggest (8 place) jump. That is largely because the top six other teams this month were already in the top ten. Alykaptan, Kazistuta, Squire and Comodoro all move up within the top ten.

1 Skidmark 986
2 AlyKaptan 955
3 Ludwigzgz 910
4 Kazistuta 890
5 Squire 848
6 Comodoro 758
7 DJW 741
8 Flo 683
9 Madrazo 677
10 HugoKoblet 666
11 Fauniera 661
12 Vladimir 637
13 Hakkie 626
14 Cordi 615
15 AmisVelo 614
16 Del_1962 579
17 Scrooll07 560
18 Kryvo 550
18 Karaev 550
20 Joelsim 532
21 SafeBet 529
22 Blues_in_the_Bottle 523
23 Laarsland 479
24 Armchair_Cyclist 459
25 Leadbelly 425
26 RoteLaterne 408
27 Josedin 388
28 Koronin 356
29 Will10 335
30 LukasCPH 334
31 JonEzeitza 304

CollectiveWisdom 537
CollectiveIgnorance 1939

Spreadsheet
 
year 1 Month 5 29th April to 2nd June

HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 194 pts (2nd in GC and stage points in California) for DJW, Ludwigzgz and Skidmark
AFFINI Edoardo 126 (stage win and 4th on GC in Norway, Hammer series third) 15 teams
NIEUWENHUIS Joris 100 GC 7th and stage podium in Norway, some Frankfurt and California points) 1
PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien 62 5
HAYTER Ethan 50 6
DAINESE Alberto 48 14
PRONSKIY Vadim 40 3
DE DECKER Alfdan 40 8

but none of us went for Grigoriev, Shaw or Russo, who all got over 100 this month.

1 Skidmark 563 (Higuita, Affini, Dainese, De Decker)
2 DJW 486 (Higuita, Affini)
3 Squire 450 (Affini, Hayter, Dainese, De Decker, Pronskiy)
4 Laarsland 449
5 AlyKaptan 432
5 Ludwigzgz 432
7 Flo 426
8 Kryvo 410
9 Blues_in_the_Bottle 390
10 Joelsim 381
11 Hakkie 373
12 Vladimir 359
13 Kazistuta 328
14 Armchair_Cyclist 324
15 Comodoro 308
16 RoteLaterne 299
17 AmisVelo 292
18 Del_1962 286
19 Leadbelly 281
20 SafeBet 273
21 Cordi 265
22 Karaev 263
23 Madrazo 240
24 HugoKoblet 237
25 Fauniera 229
26 LukasCPH 227
27 Scrooll07 225
28 Josedin 214
29 JonEzeitza 180
30 Will10 171
31 Koronin 103
CollectiveWisdom 334
CollectiveIgnorance 766


Standings

The leader is the top scorer of the month, and so Skidmark's lead stretches from 31 to 162. The highest placed mover is Squire, and DJW and Flo have also risen within the top ten, with Hakkie and Vladimir joining the top ten. Laarsland has an 11 place boost.

1 Skidmark 1549
2 AlyKaptan 1387
3 Ludwigzgz 1342
4 Squire 1298
5 DJW 1227
6 Kazistuta 1218
7 Flo 1109
8 Comodoro 1066
9 Hakkie 999
10 Vladimir 996
11 Kryvo 960
12 Laarsland 928
13 Madrazo 917
14 Blues_in_the_Bottle 913
14 Joelsim 913
16 AmisVelo 906
17 HugoKoblet 903
18 Fauniera 890
19 Cordi 880
20 Del_1962 865
21 Karaev 813
22 SafeBet 802
23 Scrooll07 785
24 Armchair_Cyclist 783
25 RoteLaterne 707
26 Leadbelly 706
27 Josedin 602
28 LukasCPH 561
29 Will10 506
30 JonEzeitza 484
31 Koronin 459
CollectiveWisdom 871
CollectiveIgnorance 2345
 
Year 1, Month 7-8a 1 July to 11 August

Waiting until next year to pick Evenepoel really didn't work out for three teams

EVENEPOEL Remco 325 pts (San Sebastian win, Euro ITT win, Adriatica stage win and top ten overall) 28 teams
RIVERA SERRANO Kevin 145 (Sibiu Tour win and stage) 13
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 124 (4th in Tour de Pologne) 3
BERGSTRÖM FRISK Erik 85 1
CONCI Nicola 76 12
DE BOD Stefan 71 4
STEIMLE Jannik 62 3
VINGEGAARD RASMUSSEN Jonas 57 5
VAN ROOY Kenneth 56 1
PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien 49 5

Joao Rodrigues and Daniel Munoz both got over 100, to the benefit of none of us.

1 Skidmark 804 (Evenepoel, Rivera, Higuita, Steimle and Vingegaard)
2 Joelsim 785 (Evenepoel, Rivera, Conci and Paret-Peintre)
3 HugoKoblet 754 (Evenepoel, Rivera, Conci and Vingegaard)
4 Armchair_Cyclist 719
5 Vladimir 703
6 Kazistuta 665
7 Comodoro 664
8 Ludwigzgz 648
8 Hakkie 648
10 Flo 625
11 Laarsland 589
12 LukasCPH 588
13 SafeBet 586
14 Blues_in_the_Bottle 585
15 Scrooll07 560
16 Madrazo 554
17 Squire 550
18 Del_1962 545
19 Fauniera 530
20 Karaev 520
21 AlyKaptan 504
22 AmisVelo 481
23 Will10 441
24 Kryvo 436
25 JonEzeitza 417
26 Cordi 406
27 Josedin 384
28 Koronin 372
29 DJW 354
30 Leadbelly 194
31 RoteLaterne 98
CollectiveWisdom 676
CollectiveIgnorance 676

Standings

Skidmark was 2nd at the end of June, but top scorer this period, and 300 points more than the previous leader, gives a vert healthy looking lead at this stage. Joelsim and Vladimir make progress within the top ten, and Armchair Cyclist jumps 10 places to the heights of mid-table obscurity.

1 Skidmark 2849
2 AlyKaptan 2581
3 Squire 2510
4 Ludwigzgz 2503
5 Kazistuta 2404
6 Joelsim 2311
7 Flo 2245
8 Vladimir 2208
9 Comodoro 2193
10 Hakkie 2146
11 Laarsland 2076
12 HugoKoblet 2066
13 Madrazo 2042
14 Armchair_Cyclist 1965
15 AmisVelo 1934
16 Del_1962 1928
17 Kryvo 1922
18 Blues_in_the_Bottle 1913
19 Scrooll07 1863
19 Cordi 1863
21 SafeBet 1850
22 Karaev 1843
23 Fauniera 1794
24 DJW 1790
25 LukasCPH 1772
26 Josedin 1361
27 JonEzeitza 1354
28 Will10 1347
29 Koronin 1203
30 Leadbelly 1085
31 RoteLaterne 971
CollectiveWisdom 2044
CollectiveIgnorance 3454


I need to do something tonight or tomorrow about getting the Vuelta game up and running, so that will occupy me for several weeks. Expect the next update to be either late Sept or early October.
 
Well I haven't even been able to check into this game since getting back from my summer work in August - barely have had time to update the CQ thread. But I knew my picks were doing pretty well, so it's great to see it paying off in an early lead in the standings. And with Steimle heading to Qst (and winning his first race as a stagaire), and Rivera/Higuita/Remco all picking up even more points in recent weeks, the future is looking bright!
 
Year 1, Month 8b-9 12 August to 29 September (sorry, I know that the data is a week old, but I don't want to get the three games out of synch)

LARSEN Niklas 218 points (Tour of Denmark win and stage points, Lillehammer win) for Alykaptan and LukasCPH
RODRIGUEZ GARAICOECHEA Oscar 212 (2nd in Vuelta a Burgos, 22nd in Vuelta a Espana) for 9 teams
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 211 (Stage win and 14th on GC in Vuelta, 4th in U23 WRR) for DJW, Ludwigzgz and Skidmark
VINGEGAARD RASMUSSEN Jonas 200 (2nd Danmark Rundt, 9th Deutschland Tour) 5 teams
EVENEPOEL Remco 165 28
LYU Xianjing 126 4
DAINESE Alberto 124 14
AFFINI Edoardo 109 15
ALMEIDA Joao Pedro Gonçalves 107 16
BOUCHARD Geoffrey 90 7

Vladimir picked Cherkasov for the 2017/19 and 2018/20 editions, but had given up on him by the time this one came around, and no-one else picked him up either, but he got 201 this session.

1 Skidmark 1210 (Higuita, Vingegaard, Evenepoel, Dainese, Affini)
2 AlyKaptan 1189 (Larsen, Rodriguez, Evenepoel, Dainese, Affini, Bouchard)
3 Madrazo 1116 (Rodriguez, Evenepoel, Dainese, Almeida, Bouchard)
4 Ludwigzgz 1099
5 HugoKoblet 1044
6 Karaev 1040
7 Hakkie 992
8 LukasCPH 979
9 Kryvo 956
10 AmisVelo 920
11 Armchair_Cyclist 904
12 Flo 873
13 Squire 842
14 Kazistuta 822
15 Fauniera 809
16 Blues_in_the_Bottle 776
17 SafeBet 767
18 Cordi 764
19 Del_1962 730
20 JonEzeitza 719
21 Vladimir 697
22 Laarsland 662
23 RoteLaterne 641
24 Joelsim 635
25 DJW 597
26 Scrooll07 564
27 Comodoro 554
28 Will10 545
29 Leadbelly 533
30 Josedin 429
31 Koronin 349
CollectiveWisdom 875
CollectiveIgnorance 1110

Standings

The top two consolidate their positions by being the top two this time. Ludwigzgz has moved up one place, and Hakkie three, but more dramatically Madrazo charges into the top ten with a 7 place rise, and Karaev is up 10 places.

1 Skidmark 4059
2 AlyKaptan 3770
3 Ludwigzgz 3602
4 Squire 3352
5 Kazistuta 3226
6 Madrazo 3158
7 Hakkie 3138
8 Flo 3118
9 HugoKoblet 3110
10 Joelsim 2946
11 Vladimir 2905
12 Karaev 2883
13 Kryvo 2878
14 Armchair_Cyclist 2869
15 AmisVelo 2854
16 LukasCPH 2751
17 Comodoro 2747
18 Laarsland 2738
19 Blues_in_the_Bottle 2689
20 Del_1962 2658
21 Cordi 2627
22 SafeBet 2617
23 Fauniera 2603
24 Scrooll07 2427
25 DJW 2387
26 JonEzeitza 2073
27 Will10 1892
28 Josedin 1790
29 Leadbelly 1618
30 RoteLaterne 1612
31 Koronin 1552
CollectiveWisdom 2919
CollectiveIgnorance 4184
 
Year 1, Month 10 30 Sept to 27 Oct, the presumed end of the season for CQ games


HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 131 (3rd in Emilia, 5th in Tre Valli Varesine) for DJW, Ludwigzgz and Skidmark
BARCELO ARAGON Fernando 51 (6th in Tour de Vendee, 12th in Paris Tours) 8 teams
CIMA Imerio 50 (6th in Taihu Lake) 6
CHAMPOUSSIN Clément 40 (Giro del Friuli win, 2nd in Picolo Lombardia, 9th in Gran Piemonte) 5
RIVERA SERRANO Kevin 35 9th in Milan-Torino) 13
MERTZ Rémy 32 2
OLIVEIRA Rui Filipe Alves 22 6
AFFINI Edoardo 20 15
BARBIER Pierre 20 6
FEDELI Alessandro 20 1

KENNETT Dylan, ALLEGAERT Piet, NOVIKOV Savva and CHZHAN Igor all scored more than 100 points in this period, but to no-one's benefit.


Another monthly win for Skidmark, the third in a row, as the three teams with Higuita are the top three.
1 Skidmark 271 (Higuita, Rivera, Affini, Barbier, Fedeli)
2 DJW 256 (Higuita, Mertz, Oliveira, Affini)
3 Ludwigzgz 254 (Higuita, Barcelo, Rivera)
4 Flo 177 (Cima, Oliveira, Affini, Barbier)
5 Madrazo 170 (Barcelo, Rivera, Champousin, Barbier)
6 Kazistuta 161
7 RoteLaterne 147
8 Fauniera 136
9 SafeBet 133
10 Karaev 132
11 Cordi 131
12 HugoKoblet 127
13 Vladimir 120
14 Squire 116
15 AlyKaptan 104
15 Armchair_Cyclist 104
17 AmisVelo 103
18 Comodoro 101
19 Leadbelly 96
20 Laarsland 94
20 Blues_in_the_Bottle 94
22 Hakkie 92
22 Joelsim 92
24 JonEzeitza 79
25 Scrooll07 74
26 Kryvo 67
27 LukasCPH 55
28 Josedin 37
29 Del_1962 32
30 Will10 13
31 Koronin 0
CollectiveWisdom 97
CollectiveIgnorance 672

Standings

Considering we have only had the first year, that lead of Skidmark's is getting serious. Nit many significant scorers, so no-one moved up more than one place: Flo and Hugo did so within the top ten.

1 Skidmark 4330
2 AlyKaptan 3874
3 Ludwigzgz 3856
4 Squire 3468
5 Kazistuta 3387
6 Madrazo 3328
7 Flo 3295
8 HugoKoblet 3237
9 Hakkie 3230
10 Joelsim 3038
11 Vladimir 3025
12 Karaev 3015
13 Armchair_Cyclist 2973
14 AmisVelo 2957
15 Kryvo 2945
16 Comodoro 2848
17 Laarsland 2832
18 LukasCPH 2806
19 Blues_in_the_Bottle 2783
20 Cordi 2758
21 SafeBet 2750
22 Fauniera 2739
23 Del_1962 2690
24 DJW 2643
25 Scrooll07 2501
26 JonEzeitza 2152
27 Will10 1905
28 Josedin 1827
29 RoteLaterne 1759
30 Leadbelly 1714
31 Koronin 1552
CollectiveWisdom 3016
CollectiveIgnorance 4566

I'll do an end of year update for the few remaining races, and any adjustments. Until then, consider whether it is worth recycling any of your less successful riders in this game in the 2020-2022 edition.
 
Year 1 Months 11 &12[/ b] 28 October to the end of the year.

Not much happening:
LYU Xianjing got 68 points, mainly for 4th in GC in the Tour of Fuzhou, benefiting 4 teams (Fauniera, Jon Ezeitza, Josedin and Ludwigzgz)
CULEY Marcus earned 55 points for Leadbelly with almost ridiculous domination of the Tour of Selangor
and ROCHAS Rémy picked up 3 points for Flo when Yonathan Monsalve was disqualified from July's Tour of Qinghai Lake.

Fauniera somehow made a 4 place jump up the table from that little end of season bonus: maybe more importantly, Ludwigzgz moves up one to second place at the end of year 1. Leadbelly, at the other end of the table, also gains a place.

End of Year 1 standings
1 Skidmark 4330
2 Ludwigzgz 3924
3 AlyKaptan 3874
4 Squire 3468
5 Kazistuta 3387
6 Madrazo 3328
7 Flo 3298
8 HugoKoblet 3237
9 Hakkie 3230
10 Joelsim 3038
11 Vladimir 3025
12 Karaev 3015
13 Armchair_Cyclist 2973
14 AmisVelo 2957
15 Kryvo 2945
16 Comodoro 2848
17 Laarsland 2832
18 Fauniera 2807
19 LukasCPH 2806
20 Blues_in_the_Bottle 2783
21 Cordi 2758
22 SafeBet 2750
23 Del_1962 2690
24 DJW 2643
25 Scrooll07 2501
26 JonEzeitza 2220
27 Will10 1905
28 Josedin 1895
29 Leadbelly 1769
30 RoteLaterne 1759
31 Koronin 1552
CollectiveWisdom 3016
CollectiveIgnorance 4649

Best Possible team
The scoring has been dominated by two riders, one of who was selected by all but three managers, the other by only three. Having both of them is a big reason why Skidmark and Ludwigzgz are the top two in the standings, and having neither of them is largely why Leadbelly and Rote Laterne are in the bottom three. But looking at the best possible team, 11 of the 18 were not selected by anyone (maybe the ones we picked will come through in years 2 and 3)
EVENEPOEL Remco 952 pts 28 teams (out of 31)
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 914 3
RODRIGUEZ GARAICOECHEA Oscar 401 9
VALTER Attila 361 0
AFFINI Edoardo 358 15
TAMINIAUX Lionel 348 0
CHERKASOV Nicolay 320 0
MUÑOZ GIRALDO Daniel Felipe 311 0
BUDDING Martijn 305 0
RIVERA SERRANO Kevin 301 13
LARSEN Niklas 301 2
VINGEGAARD RASMUSSEN Jonas 299 5
ALLEGAERT Piet 286 0
RODRIGUES Joao Pedro Lourenço 273 0
GABBURO Davide 265 0
NOVIKOV Savva 264 0
AULAR SANABRIA Orluis Alberto 243 0
SWIRBUL Keegan 232 0

That team would have 6734 points thus far: Skidmark's score represents 64.3% of that, about the middle of year one leaders as a %age of perfection in the game's short history.

Between us, we chose 12 riders last year who haven't scored a single point in 2019: 2 of them were chosen by more than 10 of us. They, and lots of others who did less well than we might have hoped, are still eligible for the 2020-22 edition, now open for entries, as are hundreds of other riders with dreams of emerging over the next 3 years into the elite.

Where you have gone right or wrong.
 
Year 2, Month 1 to 2nd February

If Evenepoel and Higuita hadn't had the 2019 that they had, I would say that Year 2 is when the best riders of the cohort begin to make themselves factors in bigger events. Those two feature again, as does one of the most popular picks other than Evenepoel, but some interesting unique/rare pick performances too.

Top January scorers:
EVENEPOEL Remco 210 (San Juan stage and GC wins) 28 teams
MOSCHETTI Matteo 160 (winning both Challenge Majorca sprint races) 25
TESFATSION Natnael Ocbit 130 (stage and GC wins in Tropicale Amissa Bongo) for Leadbelly
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 100 (Colombian national RR win) DJW, Ludwigzgz and Skidmark
FLOREZ LOPEZ Miguel Eduardo 95 (stage win and 5th on GC in San Juan) Blues in the Bottle and Madrazo
CULEY Marcus 62 (3rd (RR) and 7th (ITT) in Aussie nationals) Leadbelly again
DAINESE Alberto 50 (3rd in Race Torquay) 14 teams

Having topped the last three full updates, Skidmark can only manage 2nd this time around. Has the decline set in?

1 Madrazo 625 (Evenepoel, Moschetti, Florez, Dainese)
2 Skidmark 589 (Evenepoel, Moschetti, Higuita, Dainese)
3 Ludwigzgz 535 (Evenepoel, Moschetti, Higuita)
4 Blues_in_the_Bottle 524 (Evenepoel, Moschetti, Florez)
5 HugoKoblet 514 (Evenepoel, Moschetti, as have the next 17 in the table)
6 SafeBet 505
7 Karaev 490
8 Squire 482
9 Flo 480
9 Fauniera 480
11 Hakkie 469
12 Kazistuta 462
13 AlyKaptan 460
14 Laarsland 452
15 Joelsim 447
16 Kryvo 435
17 Armchair_Cyclist 432
18 Del_1962 426
19 Scrooll07 420
20 Vladimir 419
21 AmisVelo 407
22 Cordi 406
23 Josedin 370
24 Leadbelly 288
25 DJW 278
26 Comodoro 262
27 RoteLaterne 261
28 JonEzeitza 256
28 Koronin 256
30 Will10 240
31 LukasCPH 234
CollectiveWisdom 486
CollectiveIgnorance 47

Standings
That lead keeps growing, as does Ludwigzgz' claim on second place. Is there a rider out there who these two have missed out on that will emerge to make up for another team not having Higuita between now and the end of next year? If not, these monthly comments are going to be even more repetitive than they have become.

Madrazo moves up 2 places to 4th, Karaev is into the top ten, and BitB moves up 4 places.

1 Skidmark 4919
2 Ludwigzgz 4459
3 AlyKaptan 4334
4 Madrazo 3953
5 Squire 3950
6 Kazistuta 3849
7 Flo 3778
8 HugoKoblet 3751
9 Hakkie 3699
10 Karaev 3505
11 Joelsim 3485
12 Vladimir 3444
13 Armchair_Cyclist 3405
14 Kryvo 3380
15 AmisVelo 3364
16 Blues_in_the_Bottle 3307
17 Fauniera 3287
18 Laarsland 3284
19 SafeBet 3255
20 Cordi 3164
21 Del_1962 3116
22 Comodoro 3110
23 LukasCPH 3040
24 Scrooll07 2921
24 DJW 2921
26 JonEzeitza 2476
27 Josedin 2265
28 Will10 2145
29 Leadbelly 2057
30 RoteLaterne 2020
31 Koronin 1808
CollectiveWisdom 3502
CollectiveIgnorance 4688

Next update in Early March, by which time the Spring Classics game will also be up and running.
 
Year 2, Month 2 3rd February to 1st March
Evenepoel...Higuita... How many more ways am I going to have to find to comment on the same monthly top scorers before this game finishes?

February's points
EVENEPOEL Remco 234 (won GC and 2 stages in Volta ao Algarve) 28 teams
TESFATSION Natnael Ocbit 162 (won stage and GC in Rwanda) for Leadbelly
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 157 (won stage and GC in Tour of Columbia) DJW, Ludwigzgz and Skidmark
VAN ROOY Kenneth 93 (2nd in Tour of Antalya) DJW
PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien 88 (6th, Etoile de Besseges, 11th, Tour de Provence, 16th Ardeche) 5 teams
RODRIGUEZ GARAICOECHEA Oscar 60 9
GROVES Kaden 57 6
FLOREZ LOPEZ Miguel Eduardo 53 2
CARRETERO MILLAN Hector 46 1
BAGIOLI Andrea 45 9
ALMEIDA Joao Pedro Gonçalves 44 16
DAINESE Alberto 43 14
HONORE Mikkel Frølich 40 12

1 Ludwigzgz 643 (Evenepoel, Higuita, Rodriguez, Bagioli, Almeida)
2 Del_1962 564 (Evenepoel, Paret-Peintre, Rodriguez, Groves, Almeida)
3 Madrazo 549 (Evenepoel, Rodriguez, Flores, Almeida, Dainese)
4 Kryvo 536
5 Hakkie 531
6 Blues_in_the_Bottle 527
7 Skidmark 520
8 Karaev 509
9 Flo 508
10 HugoKoblet 464
10 Fauniera 464
12 Kazistuta 463
12 SafeBet 463
14 AlyKaptan 453
15 Scrooll07 440
16 Laarsland 416
17 Joelsim 414
18 DJW 405
19 AmisVelo 403
20 JonEzeitza 398
21 Squire 389
22 Leadbelly 388
23 Armchair_Cyclist 376
24 Vladimir 373
25 Comodoro 369
26 Cordi 365
27 Will10 342
28 LukasCPH 338
29 Koronin 309
30 Josedin 284
31 RoteLaterne 215
CollectiveWisdom 490
CollectiveIgnorance 548



Standings

Second is a bit closer to first, and 4th to 3rd, but you need to go down to 8th palce to find anyone who canged position. Kryvo and Blues in the Bottle each move up three places.

1 Skidmark 5439
2 Ludwigzgz 5102
3 AlyKaptan 4787
4 Madrazo 4502
5 Squire 4339
6 Kazistuta 4312
7 Flo 4286
8 Hakkie 4230
9 HugoKoblet 4215
10 Karaev 4014
11 Kryvo 3916
12 Joelsim 3899
13 Blues_in_the_Bottle 3834
14 Vladimir 3817
15 Armchair_Cyclist 3781
16 AmisVelo 3767
17 Fauniera 3751
18 SafeBet 3718
19 Laarsland 3700
20 Del_1962 3680
21 Cordi 3529
22 Comodoro 3479
23 LukasCPH 3378
24 Scrooll07 3361
25 DJW 3326
26 JonEzeitza 2874
27 Josedin 2549
28 Will10 2487
29 Leadbelly 2445
30 RoteLaterne 2235
31 Koronin 2117
CollectiveWisdom 3992
CollectiveIgnorance 5072

Spreadsheet at Google Drive.
 
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