2019 Giro CQ game

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Stage 5
A bit of a damp squib, and a very damp squib at that. The early time taking probably contributed to the almost total lack of GC position change, so points for the stage are the main element today, along with pink jersey points and some shuffling of the points classification.

GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando 55pts 4 teams
EWAN Caleb 20 20
MOSCHETTI Matteo 17 5
ROGLIC Primoz 16 11
GIBBONS Ryan 7 3
...
MAJKA Rafal -2 2
YATES Simon -3 4
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio -5 5
DUMOULIN Tom -15 1


1 Googolplex, Otoxiep87, TotalPackage 75 (Gaviria and Ewan) (45 Purplish points each)
4 Salvarani 55 (Gaviria) (15)
5 Kazistuta, Laarsland 37 (Ewan & Moschetti) (8.5)
7 BikeRacer33, Mellow_Velo 36 (Ewan & Roglic) (4)
9 Armchair_Cyclist, Karaev 33 (Roglic & Moschetti) (1.5)
11 Will10 27
12 AmisVelo, Carlo_Algatrensig, ChrisDK, Comodoro, Fauniera, Flo, Minessa, PremierAndrew, Triley36 20
21 Del1962 18
22 Bminchow, Tigerion 17
24 Leadbelly, LosBrolin, Nathanptz, Rote_Laterne, SafeBet, Shalgo, Squire 16
31 Scrool07 15
32 LightBing 5
33 JustSomeGuy 4
34 DJSprtsch, Koronin, Search, Vladimir, Yellow_Knight 0
39 BicycleBoy, BluesInTheBottle, ArchieBoy, Josedin, Tobydawq, Torcia86 -5
45 GodChild -15
Collective_Wisdom 20


GodChild sees 58% of his budget step off after 1 km...

Purplish points
Googolplex moves up from 7th to make the three prize sharers of today the top three: Salvarani also makes progress within the top ten, and Kazistuta has the best jump (19th to joint 12th)
1 Otoxiep87 185
2 TotalPackage 125
3 Googolplex 85
4 Armchair_Cyclist 71.5
5 Scrool07 61
6 Torcia86 55
7 Karaev 42.5
8 Salvarani 41
9 Laarsland 35.5
10 SafeBet 25
10 Tobydawq 25

Standings
Only minor gains and losses, so not much change: Armchair Cyclist is the only rider moving forward in the top ten, and only by one place, although Otoxiep gets an 8 place improvement.

1 Mellow_Velo 1337
2 BikeRacer33 1320
3 Karaev 1310
4 Armchair_Cyclist 1270
5 SafeBet 1260
6 Shalgo 1200
7 Nathanptz 1197
8 LosBrolin 1179
8 Rote_Laterne 1179
10 Leadbelly 1169
11 BicycleBoy 1026
12 Squire 1018
13 Tigerion 992
14 Del1962 977
15 JustSomeGuy 971
16 Googolplex 970
17 BluesInTheBottle 951
18 TotalPackage 934
19 Laarsland 921
20 Tobydawq 887
21 LightBing 885
22 Torcia86 835
22 Vladimir 835
24 Fauniera 827
25 Bminchow 796
26 Kazistuta 795
27 Scrool07 791
28 AmisVelo 784
29 Search 783
30 Yellow_Knight 775
31 Otoxiep87 767
32 Salvarani 766
33 Josedin 762
34 Minessa 755
35 DJSprtsch 753
36 Comodoro 752
37 Will10 737
38 Flo 734
39 ArchieBoy 731
40 ChrisDK 704
41 PremierAndrew 698
42 Carlo_Algatrensig 692
43 Triley36 687
44 Koronin 597
45 GodChild 585
Collective_Wisdom 832

The top two share 5 of their riders; it is O'Connor, Clarke and Orsini for Mellow Velo against Gastauer, Poljanski and Garioso for BikeRacer33.

Tomorrow should see a number of riders who don't really belong in the GC top 30 drop down, so we might begin to get a better idea of how those cheaper "He might get a few GC points" type picks are going to contribute.
 
Stage 6

L'Aquila-esque on the eve of L'Aquila.

If anyone had included Conti, that woiuld have been a 538 point gain on the day. Only 5 selected riders in profit, there were a few who lost less than 20 not shown.

CARBONI Giovanni 364 2 (Shalgo and Vladimir)
MASNADA Fausto 287 3 (ArchieBoy, Carlo A and Triley)
ANTUNES Amaro Manuel Reposo 194 2 (JSG, Leadbelly)
AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey 137 10
PLAZA MOLINA Ruben 24 4
...
LANDA MEANA Mikel -20 32
VUILLERMOZ Alexis -20 2
EWAN Caleb -27 20
ZAKARIN Ilnur -28 19
SIVAKOV Pavel -30 10
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio -34 5
GALLOPIN Tony -38 2
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban -42 18
CARTHY Hugh -48 2
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello -54 1
DE LA PARTE GONZALEZ Victor -60 2
FORMOLO Davide -73 6
JUNGELS Bob -84 4
CARUSO Damiano -95 1
MAJKA Rafal -138 2
NIBALI Vincenzo -219 43
YATES Simon -278 4
ROGLIC Primoz -392 11



1 Vladimir 123 (Carboni and Amador, but Nibali and 4 others who dropped) (70 Purplish points)
2 Triley36 -7 (Nibali the only big loser to cancel out Masnada: same with the other 2 in single figure losses) (40)
3 Carlo_Algatrensig -13 (25)
4 ArchieBoy -24 (15)
5 Shalgo -138 (Carboni and Amador, more than cancelled out by Roglic and Nibali) (10)
6 TotalPackage -207 (7)
7 Minessa -214 (5)
8 Otoxiep87 -220 (3)
9 Bminchow -252 (2)
10 ChrisDK -286 (1)
11 Salvarani -287
12 GodChild -291
13 Josedin -301
14 PremierAndrew -302
15 Koronin -306
16 Scrool07 -308
17 Flo -318
18 Will10 -329
19 Comodoro -332
20 Fauniera -336
20 Kazistuta -336
22 Del1962 -345
23 AmisVelo -348
24 LightBing -353
25 JustSomeGuy -356
26 Googolplex -368
27 DJSprtsch -382
27 Torcia86 -382
29 Yellow_Knight -393
30 Search -401
31 Leadbelly -413
32 Laarsland -417
33 Tobydawq -433
34 Rote_Laterne -478
35 LosBrolin -502
36 Squire -508
37 Nathanptz -512
38 BluesInTheBottle -547
38 Tigerion -547
40 BicycleBoy -561
41 Armchair_Cyclist -673
42 BikeRacer33 -680
43 SafeBet -681
44 Mellow_Velo -688
45 Karaev -691
Collective_Wisdom -237


Purplish points
Vladimir only had 2 points before today, and -7 points is enough to take Triley from no score to the top ten.
1 Otoxiep87 188
2 TotalPackage 132
3 Googolplex 85
4 Vladimir 72
5 Armchair_Cyclist 71.5
6 Scrool07 61
7 Torcia86 55
8 Karaev 42.5
9 Salvarani 41
10 Triley36 40

12 teams still not off the mark in this one.


Standings
In a few days, we might return to something like the table was yesterday, but for now, it is very different. Shalgo is the only one of the top ten this morning who had 2 of today's positive riders (Carboni and Amador), and goes from 6th to top. The only others who retain a top ten place are Leadbelly (through Antunes), and Nathanptz, Rote Laterne and Los Brolin (all courtesy of Amador). The top 5 this morning were the bottom 5 in today's scores, and now find themselves in the 11th to 18th range.

Vladimir goes from 22nd to second. Of the new entrants in the top ten, three have jumped more than 30 places. A 33 place rise is not enough to give Carlo Algatrensig the climber laurels, nor is 34 places for ArchieBoy: it is Triley who gets that honour, moving 35 places.


1 Shalgo 1062
2 Vladimir 958
3 Leadbelly 756
4 TotalPackage 727
5 ArchieBoy 707
6 Rote_Laterne 701
7 Nathanptz 685
8 Triley36 680
9 Carlo_Algatrensig 679
10 LosBrolin 677
11 Mellow_Velo 649
12 BikeRacer33 640
13 Del1962 632
14 Karaev 619
15 JustSomeGuy 615
16 Googolplex 602
17 Armchair_Cyclist 597
18 SafeBet 579
19 Otoxiep87 547
20 Bminchow 544
21 Minessa 541
22 LightBing 532
23 Squire 510
24 Laarsland 504
25 Fauniera 491
26 Scrool07 483
27 Salvarani 479
28 BicycleBoy 465
29 Josedin 461
30 Kazistuta 459
31 Tobydawq 454
32 Torcia86 453
33 Tigerion 445
34 AmisVelo 436
35 Comodoro 420
36 ChrisDK 418
37 Flo 416
38 Will10 408
39 BluesInTheBottle 404
40 PremierAndrew 396
41 Search 382
41 Yellow_Knight 382
43 DJSprtsch 371
44 GodChild 294
45 Koronin 291
Collective_Wisdom 595
 
Stage 7
Another breakaway, although to rather less dramatic effect. The long term effect of today's winner gaining time might be greater than yesterday's though.

BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 133 pts for Koronin
GALLOPIN Tony 84 for Bicycle Boy and Vladimir
FORMOLO Davide 67 for DJ Sprtsch, Laarsland, Minessa, Tobydawq, Torcia86 and Vladimir
EWAN Caleb 10 for 20 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 9 5
GEOGHEGAN HART Tao 8 3
VILLELLA Davide 8 1
VUILLERMOZ Alexis 8 2
...
NIBALI Vincenzo -12 43
ROGLIC Primoz -13 11
YATES Simon -14 4
DE PLUS Laurens -15 1
MODOLO Sacha -15 6
CARUSO Damiano -55 1
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando -55 4
CARBONI Giovanni -68 2

Gaviria at least leaves his 4 teams with 125 stage points, so some compensation there.


1 Koronin 134 (70 Purplish points)
2 Laarsland, Vladimir 81 (32.5)
4 Torcia86 78 (15)
5 Minessa 77 (10)
6 Tobydawq 76 (7)
7 BicycleBoy 62 (5)
8 DJSprtsch 52 (3)
9 AmisVelo 24 (2)
10 ChrisDK 22 (1)
11 Flo 20
12 Fauniera 18
13 Triley36 16
14 PremierAndrew 12
15 ArchieBoy 11
16 Del1962 10
17 Will10 9
18 Squire 6
19 Bminchow 2
19 Scrool07 2
21 Comodoro 1
22 Carlo_Algatrensig -1
23 Josedin, Yellow_Knight -4
25 Kazistuta -5
26 Armchair_Cyclist -8
27 Mellow_Velo -9
28 LosBrolin -10
29 Tigerion -12
30 BikeRacer33, SafeBet -13
32 Karaev, Search -15
34 Nathanptz, Rote_Laterne -17
36 BluesInTheBottle -20
37 GodChild, Leadbelly -21
39 JustSomeGuy -23
40 LightBing -24
41 Googolplex, TotalPackage -41
43 Salvarani -47
44 Shalgo -83
45 Otoxiep87 -84
Collective_Wisdom 18

Purplish Points

Koronin shows how high a day win will get you from zero score, Laarsland re-enters the top ten, and Vladimir gets onto the virtual podium.
1 Otoxiep87 188
2 TotalPackage 132
3 Vladimir 104.5
4 Googolplex 85
5 Armchair_Cyclist 71.5
6 Koronin 70
6 Torcia86 70
8 Laarsland 68
9 Scrool07 61
10 Karaev 42.5


Standings

Yesterday's top two had a good margin by virtue of having Carboni in second place: he has fallen to third, but that does not diminish their margin much. Vladimir has the men second and third across the line today, so that puts him in the lead. ArchieBoy, Triley and Carlo Algatrensig all move the right direction in the top ten, and Tobydawq takes a ten place jump.

1 Vladimir 1039
2 Shalgo 979
3 Leadbelly 735
4 ArchieBoy 718
5 Triley36 696
6 TotalPackage 686
7 Rote_Laterne 684
8 Carlo_Algatrensig 678
9 Nathanptz 668
10 LosBrolin 667
11 Del1962 642
12 Mellow_Velo 640
13 BikeRacer33 627
14 Minessa 618
15 Karaev 604
16 JustSomeGuy 592
17 Armchair_Cyclist 589
18 Laarsland 585
19 SafeBet 566
20 Googolplex 561
21 Bminchow 546
22 Torcia86 531
23 Tobydawq 530
24 BicycleBoy 527
25 Squire 516
26 Fauniera 509
27 LightBing 508
28 Scrool07 485
29 Otoxiep87 463
30 AmisVelo 460
31 Josedin 457
32 Kazistuta 454
33 ChrisDK 440
34 Flo 436
35 Tigerion 433
36 Salvarani 432
37 Koronin 425
38 DJSprtsch 423
39 Comodoro 421
40 Will10 417
41 PremierAndrew 408
42 BluesInTheBottle 384
43 Yellow_Knight 378
44 Search 367
45 GodChild 273
Collective_Wisdom 613
 
Yay!!!!! Finally a good day. Well at least for one day my very unique team paid off. Nice to actually get some of the purplish points and get my name on that board. Doubt it will be there by the end, but I'll take what I can get. I shall happily take a day win and call it a great Giro.
 
Stage 8
Very little other than the stage points today: highest GC change is 32nd.

EWAN Caleb 70 20
FRAPPORTI Marco 14 2
CIMOLAI Davide 5 4
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd 4 1
GEOGHEGAN HART Tao 4 3
KANGERT Tanel 4 7
O'CONNOR Ben 4 30
CICCONE Giulio 3 3
NIZZOLO Giacomo 2 6
HENAO GOMEZ Sebastian 1 2
...
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello -1 1
ROGLIC Primoz -1 11
MASNADA Fausto -2 3
CARBONI Giovanni -4 2
PLAZA MOLINA Ruben -7 4
VILLELLA Davide -10 1

1 Flo 83 (Ewan, Geoghegan, O'Connor and Cimolai) (70 Purplish points)
2 Scrool07 79 (40)
3 Carlo_Algatrensig 78 (25)
4 Fauniera 77 (15)
5 PremierAndrew 76 (10)
6 Comodoro, Del1962, Googolplex, Laarsland, Minessa, Otoxiep87, Tigerion, TotalPackage, Triley36, Will10 74 (1.8 easch)
16 Mellow_Velo 73
17 Kazistuta 72
18 ChrisDK 71
19 BikeRacer33 69
20 AmisVelo 64
21 Josedin 19
22 LightBing 14
23 Salvarani 13
24 Armchair_Cyclist 8
25 ArchieBoy 7
26 BluesInTheBottle, Bminchow, JustSomeGuy, Search, Squire, Tobydawq, Torcia86 4
33 Karaev, Koronin, LosBrolin, Nathanptz, SafeBet 3
38 Yellow_Knight 2
39 DJSprtsch, GodChild 0
41 Shalgo, Vladimir -1
43 BicycleBoy -3
44 Rote_Laterne -4
45 Leadbelly -8
Collective_Wisdom 74


Purplish points

Flo, as day winner, crashes into the top ten, although that will not necessarily be the case after tomorrow. Scrool jumps from 9th to 4th.
1 Otoxiep87 189.8
2 TotalPackage 133.8
3 Vladimir 104.5
4 Scrool07 101
5 Googolplex 86.8
6 Flo 76
7 Armchair_Cyclist 71.5
8 Koronin 70
8 Torcia86 70
10 Laarsland 69.8

Standings

On a day of low scores, the top two were never going to be threatened, but in the congested area below, any team with Evans is likely to have moved up, including Triley36, Total Package and Carlo Algatrensig into 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively, and Del1962, Mellow Velo and BikeRacer33 into the top ten. The biggest risers are Fauniera and Scrool07 (6 spots).

1 Vladimir 1038
2 Shalgo 978
3 Triley36 770
4 TotalPackage 760
5 Carlo_Algatrensig 756
6 Leadbelly 727
7 ArchieBoy 725
8 Del1962 716
9 Mellow_Velo 713
10 BikeRacer33 696
11 Minessa 692
12 Rote_Laterne 680
13 Nathanptz 671
14 LosBrolin 670
15 Laarsland 659
16 Googolplex 635
17 Karaev 607
18 Armchair_Cyclist 597
19 JustSomeGuy 596
20 Fauniera 586
21 SafeBet 569
22 Scrool07 564
23 Bminchow 550
24 Otoxiep87 537
25 Torcia86 535
26 Tobydawq 534
27 Kazistuta 526
28 AmisVelo 524
28 BicycleBoy 524
30 LightBing 522
31 Squire 520
32 Flo 519
33 ChrisDK 511
34 Tigerion 507
35 Comodoro 495
36 Will10 491
37 PremierAndrew 484
38 Josedin 476
39 Salvarani 445
40 Koronin 428
41 DJSprtsch 423
42 BluesInTheBottle 388
43 Yellow_Knight 380
44 Search 371
45 GodChild 273
Collective_Wisdom 687

Tomorrow should see rather more happening in the game. But to whose benefit?
 
Stage 9 San Marino TT


One rider is the big winner of the day: even for most of the other riders in profit, it is more a case of it was not as bad for them as for some.

ROGLIC Primoz 381pts 11 teams
AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey 65 10
NIBALI Vincenzo 51 43
CAMPENAERTS Victor 40 1
JUNGELS Bob 39 4
MASNADA Fausto 35 3
CARTHY Hugh 29 2
KANGERT Tanel 28 7
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 18 1
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 12 5
ZAKARIN Ilnur 10 19
O'CONNOR Ben 8 30
...
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban -8 18
VUILLERMOZ Alexis -10 2
ORSINI Umberto -15 4
ANTUNES Amaro Manuel Reposo -25 2
FORMOLO Davide -26 6
YATES Simon -34 4
GALLOPIN Tony -50 2
CARBONI Giovanni -167 2


1 Nathanptz 505 (Roglic, Nibali, Amador and o'Connor) (70 purplish points)
2 LosBrolin 504 (those that Nathan has, but Montaguti gained one and Landa lost 2) (40)
3 Rote_Laterne 503 (Like Los Brolin, but without Montaguti) (25)
4 Armchair_Cyclist 457 (15)
5 Karaev, SafeBet 430 (8.5 each)
7 BikeRacer33 424 (5)
8 Mellow_Velo 417 (3)
9 Squire 398 (2)
10 Leadbelly 390 (1)
11 Shalgo 321
12 Bminchow 169
13 LightBing 159
14 Del1962, TotalPackage 124
16 Minessa 116
17 Koronin 107
18 Will10 106
19 ArchieBoy 104
20 Googolplex, Search 98
22 Carlo_Algatrensig 96
23 Salvarani 95
24 Yellow_Knight 90
25 Fauniera 85
26 Triley36 82
27 Flo, Scrool07 69
29 Comodoro, PremierAndrew 67
31 AmisVelo, Tobydawq 65
33 Josedin 55
34 Torcia86 53
35 ChrisDK, Kazistuta 49
37 GodChild 43
38 Laarsland 31
39 DJSprtsch, Tigerion 25
41 Otoxiep87 8
42 BluesInTheBottle 2
43 JustSomeGuy -8
44 BicycleBoy -33
45 Vladimir -121


Purplish points
Armchair Cyclist moves up one place, but immediately behind Nathanptz has a 14 place jump, even if he did only get his day win by one point.

1 Otoxiep87 189.8
2 TotalPackage 133.8
3 Vladimir 104.5
4 Scrool07 101
5 Googolplex 86.8
6 Armchair_Cyclist 86.5
7 Nathanptz 85
8 Flo 76
9 Koronin 70
9 Torcia86 70

Standings
The ten Roglic & Nibali teams once again occupy the top ten places, but in a rather different order than before the stage 6 breakaway.
Because of Carboni, Shalgo was already the best placed of the Roglic teams, so no surprise that he regains the lead. The next three places are taken by Amador teams,the top three on the day scores, each with a 10 place rise. There are three more teams re-entering the top ten, but it is just outside that that we find the biggest riser on this stage: Nibali-less Roglic team Squire with a 20 place jump.

1 Shalgo 1299
2 Rote_Laterne 1183
3 Nathanptz 1176
4 LosBrolin 1174
5 Mellow_Velo 1130
6 BikeRacer33 1120
7 Leadbelly 1117
8 Armchair_Cyclist 1054
9 Karaev 1037
10 SafeBet 999
11 Squire 918
12 Vladimir 917
13 TotalPackage 884
14 Carlo_Algatrensig 852
14 Triley36 852
16 Del1962 840
17 ArchieBoy 829
18 Minessa 808
19 Googolplex 733
20 Bminchow 719
21 Laarsland 690
22 LightBing 681
23 Fauniera 671
24 Scrool07 633
25 Tobydawq 599
26 Will10 597
27 AmisVelo 589
28 Flo 588
28 JustSomeGuy 588
28 Torcia86 588
31 Kazistuta 575
32 Comodoro 562
33 ChrisDK 560
34 PremierAndrew 551
35 Otoxiep87 545
36 Salvarani 540
37 Koronin 535
38 Tigerion 532
39 Josedin 531
40 BicycleBoy 491
41 Yellow_Knight 470
42 Search 469
43 DJSprtsch 448
44 BluesInTheBottle 390
45 GodChild 316
Collective_Wisdom 811

Maybe I'll get a rest day tomorrow too.
 
Rest Day 1

9 days in

Top scoring riders
* indicates out of the race, cannot add to tally.
ROGLIC Primoz 662 points 11 teams
CONTI Valerio 627 0
MASNADA Fausto 335 3
PETERS Nans 318 0
ROJAS GIL Jose Joaquin 304 0
ACKERMANN Pascal 290 0

AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey 217 10
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 208 1
ANTUNES Amaro Manuel Reposo 191 2
EWAN Caleb 190 20
MADOUAS Valentin 172 0

CARBONI Giovanni 161 2
NIBALI Vincenzo 160 43
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 151 5
MOLLEMA Bauke 144 0
DEMARE Arnaud 139 0

GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando* 125 4
SERRY Pieter 111 0

FORMOLO Davide 103 6
CATTANEO Mattia 101 0

JUNGELS Bob 101 4

Other riders costing 500 or more selected by at least 1 team
YATES Simon 97 4
MAJKA Rafal 81 2
ZAKARIN Ilnur 60 19
GEOGHEGAN HART Tao 47 3
LANDA MEANA Mikel 44 32
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro 15 2
DUMOULIN Tom* 10 1


Top scoring for Guaranteed points:
ROGLIC Primoz 237 11
ACKERMANN Pascal 205 0

EWAN Caleb 150 20
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando 125 4
CONTI Valerio 117 0
DEMARE Arnaud 84 0
VIVIANI Elia 80 0

BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 72 1
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 70 5
MASNADA Fausto 70 3
YATES Simon 41 4
CAMPENAERTS Victor 40 1
GALLOPIN Tony 40 2
NIBALI Vincenzo 40 43

The riders who have put us where we are
100+ point riders, and any costing over 500, shown.

The top ten teams all have Roglic and Nibali, plus:
1 Shalgo 1299 Amador, Carboni, Landa
2 Rote_Laterne 1183 Amador & Landa
3 Nathanptz 1176 Amador
4 LosBrolin 1174 Amador & Landa
5 Mellow_Velo 1130 Ewan
6 BikeRacer33 1120 Ewan
7 Leadbelly 1117 Antunes & Landa
8 Armchair_Cyclist 1054
9 Karaev 1037
10 SafeBet 999 Landa

Assume that Nibali is in every team unless noted
11 Squire 918 Roglic, Landa & Zakarin, no Nibali
12 Vladimir 917 Amador, Carboni and Formolo, Landa & Zakarin
13 TotalPackage 884 Amador, Ewan and Gaviria*, Landa & Zakarin
14 Carlo_Algatrensig 852 Masnada and Ewan, Geoghegan Hart
14 Triley36 852 Masnada and Ewan, Landa
16 Del1962 840 Amador and Ewan, Landa & Zakarin
17 ArchieBoy 829 Masnada and Carapaz, Landa
18 Minessa 808 Amador, Ewan and Formolo, Landa
19 Googolplex 733 Ewan and Gaviria*, Landa
20 Bminchow 719 Amador and Jungels, Landa & Zakarin
21 Laarsland 690 Ewan and Formolo, Landa & Zakarin
22 LightBing 681 Amador & Jungels, Majka & Zakarin
23 Fauniera 671 Ewan, Landa & Zakarin
24 Scrool07 633 Ewan and Carapaz, Landa
25 Tobydawq 599 Carapaz and Formolo, Landa
26 Will10 597 Ewan, Landa
27 AmisVelo 589 Ewan, Landa & Zakarin
28 Flo 588 Ewan, Landa, Geoghegan Hart and Zakarin
28 JustSomeGuy 588 Antunes, Yates
28 Torcia86 588 Carapaz, Formolo, Landa & Zakarin
31 Kazistuta 575 Ewan, Landa & Zakarin
32 Comodoro 562 Ewan, Landa & Zakarin
33 ChrisDK 560 Ewan, Sosa, Geoghegan Hart and Landa
34 PremierAndrew 551 Ewan, Landa & Zakarin
35 Otoxiep87 545 Ewan, Gaviria*, Landa & Zakarin; no Nibali
36 Salvarani 540 Gaviria*, Landa & Zakarin
37 Koronin 535 Bilbao, Landa
38 Tigerion 532Ewan, Yates
39 Josedin 531 Carapaz
40 BicycleBoy 491 Yates
41 Yellow_Knight 470 Jungels, Landa & Zakarin
42 Search 469 Jungles, Landa & Zakarin
43 DJSprtsch 448 Formolo, Landa & Zakarin
44 BluesInTheBottle 390 Yates, Sosa
45 GodChild 316 Dumoulin*


The next two stages should see a swing in favour of the Ewan teams, although there are some other sprinters not mentioned here that might get decent returns, and after that it is really about how far the interlopers (Carboni, Antunes, Amador and Masnada) might fall: Amador has top tenned in the Giro twice before. And in what order the contenders for a high place arise.

When Conti slips from Pink, as he surely must, the top 11 will extend their margin over the rest by 125 points (plus 18 a day) if Roglic takes over: should Nibali get into position for his third Giro win, we are (apologies, Squire and Otoxiep) pretty much as we stand.


And although it is no longer the "official" secondary competition, the guaranteed points standings (so that you know what your score is if all your riders decide that they enjoyed the rest day so much that they take the next two weeks off as well) are:

1 BikeRacer33 427
1 Mellow_Velo 427
3 Googolplex 328
4 Armchair_Cyclist 317
4 TotalPackage 317
6 Karaev 302
7 Rote_Laterne 294
8 Leadbelly 293
9 Shalgo 289
10 Otoxiep87 283
11 LosBrolin 279
11 Nathanptz 279
11 Triley36 279
14 Carlo_Algatrensig 278
14 Scrool07 278
16 SafeBet 277
17 Squire 242
18 Laarsland 240
19 Tigerion 231
20 Kazistuta 228
21 Minessa 227
22 Flo 212
23 ChrisDK 210
23 Will10 210
25 PremierAndrew 202
26 Fauniera 200
27 Del1962 199
28 ArchieBoy 197
29 Salvarani 192
30 Comodoro 191
31 AmisVelo 190
32 Koronin 152
33 Tobydawq 145
34 BicycleBoy 136
35 Torcia86 135
36 Josedin 122
37 Vladimir 117
38 JustSomeGuy 89
39 BluesInTheBottle 81
40 Bminchow 72
41 DJSprtsch 68
42 LightBing 61
43 Yellow_Knight 57
44 GodChild 51
45 Search 46
Collective_Wisdom 192

If you still have an appetite for numbers from this game, the spreadsheet, as ever, is on Dropbox.
 
Stage 10

No selected rider in the top three on the day, no-one getting the pink jersey points, no change in GC position among those who get more than the 15 finisher points, no Mountain classification points on offer, just a handful of stage points and a slight reshuffle in the lower half of the Ciclamino top ten. The effects of today's stage on tomorrow's start line might change the game more than the stage itself did.

EWAN Caleb 15 20
CIMOLAI Davide 14 4
NIZZOLO Giacomo 10 6
...
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello -1 1
MOSCHETTI Matteo -4 5
and this time I have shown every rider selected by our teams who had a change today.


1 Flo, Scrool07 29 (55 each)
3 Carlo_Algatrensig, PremierAndrew, Triley36 25 (16.67 each)
6 Kazistuta 21 (7)
7 AmisVelo, BikeRacer33, ChrisDK, Comodoro, Del1962, Fauniera, Googolplex, Mellow_Velo, Minessa, Otoxiep87, Tigerion, TotalPackage, Will10 15 (0.85 each)
20 ArchieBoy, Salvarani 14
22 Laarsland 11
23 Josedin , Yellow_Knight 10
25 BicycleBoy, BluesInTheBottle, DJSprtsch, GodChild, JustSomeGuy, Leadbelly, LightBing, LosBrolin, Nathanptz, Rote_Laterne, SafeBet, Search, Shalgo, Squire, Tobydawq, Torcia86, Vladimir 0
42 Koronin -1
43 Armchair_Cyclist, Bminchow, Karaev -4
Collective_Wisdom 15


Purplish points

At least the points won in this classification are just as many as they are in a TT or a major mountain stage. Scrool07 moves up to 2nd, Flo is up 4 to 4th, and Premier Andrew had a jump of 8 places. Because we are abut halfway through, and because I had intended putting it in the rest day update but forgot, here is the full table so that some can see just how badly they are doing.

1 Otoxiep87 190.65
2 Scrool07 156
3 TotalPackage 134.65
4 Flo 131
5 Vladimir 104.5
6 Googolplex 87.65
7 Armchair_Cyclist 86.5
8 Nathanptz 85
9 Koronin, Torcia86 70
11 Laarsland 69.8
12 Carlo_Algatrensig 66.67
13 Triley36 58.47
14 Karaev 51
15 LosBrolin 42.5
16 Salvarani 41
17 SafeBet 33.5
18 Tobydawq 32
19 Rote_Laterne 30
20 PremierAndrew 29.67
21 Fauniera 22.85
22 Kazistuta 22
23 ArchieBoy 20
24 AmisVelo, BikeRacer33, Mellow_Velo 17.85
27 Minessa 17.65
28 Josedin 15
29 Shalgo 12.5
30 Bminchow 12
31 DJSprtsch 7
32 ChrisDK 5.35
33 BicycleBoy 5
34 Comodoro 4.65
35 Del1962, Tigerion, Will10 2.65
38 Leadbelly, Squire 2
40 BluesInTheBottle, GodChild, JustSomeGuy, LightBing, Search, Yellow_Knight 0

Standings
Surprisingly, there was some change, although you have to look down to Fauniera in 21st to find anyone changing position here.
Even more surprisingly, these margins managed to generate a 3 place boost in position for Flo

1 Shalgo 1299
2 Rote_Laterne 1183
3 Nathanptz 1176
4 LosBrolin 1174
5 Mellow_Velo 1145
6 BikeRacer33 1135
7 Leadbelly 1117
8 Armchair_Cyclist 1050
9 Karaev 1033
10 SafeBet 999
11 Squire 918
12 Vladimir 917
13 TotalPackage 899
14 Carlo_Algatrensig 877
14 Triley36 877
16 Del1962 855
17 ArchieBoy 843
18 Minessa 823
19 Googolplex 748
20 Bminchow 715
21 Laarsland 701
22 Fauniera 686
23 LightBing 681
24 Scrool07 662
25 Flo 617
26 Will10 612
27 AmisVelo 604
28 Tobydawq 599
29 Kazistuta 596
30 JustSomeGuy 588
30 Torcia86 588
32 Comodoro 577
33 PremierAndrew 576
34 ChrisDK 575
35 Otoxiep87 560
36 Salvarani 554
37 Tigerion 547
38 Josedin 541
39 Koronin 534
40 BicycleBoy 491
41 Yellow_Knight 480
42 Search 469
43 DJSprtsch 448
44 BluesInTheBottle 390
45 GodChild 316
Collective_Wisdom 826

It would be nice to think that this was a uniquely bland stage, but have you seen tomorrow's stage profile?
 
Stage 11

Slightly more impact than yesterday: Ewan got a better result, the withdrawal of Moschetti means there is some GC point change, and slightly more movement in the points classification. But not a lot.

EWAN Caleb 70 points 20 teams
CIMOLAI Davide 13 4
CONSONNI Simone 7 1
GIBBONS Ryan 5 3
NIZZOLO Giacomo 4 6
MARECZKO Jakub 2 2
...
CICCONE Giulio -1 3
ROGLIC Primoz -5 11
MOSCHETTI Matteo -16 5

1 Flo, Scrool07 83 (55 Purplish points)
3 Triley36 76 (25)
4 Will10 75 (15)
5 Carlo_Algatrensig, PremierAndrew 74 (8.5)
7 Otoxiep87 72 (5)
8 AmisVelo, ChrisDK, Comodoro, Del1962, Googolplex, Minessa, Tigerion, TotalPackage 70 (0.75)
16 Fauniera 69
17 BikeRacer33, Mellow_Velo 65
19 Kazistuta 58
20 Laarsland 54
21 ArchieBoy, Salvarani 13
23 DJSprtsch 7
24 JustSomeGuy, LightBing 5
26 Yellow_Knight 4
27 Josedin 3
28 BicycleBoy, BluesInTheBottle, GodChild, Koronin, Search, Tobydawq, Torcia86 0
35 Vladimir -1
36 Leadbelly, LosBrolin, Nathanptz, Rote_Laterne, SafeBet, Shalgo, Squire -5
43 Bminchow -16
44 Armchair_Cyclist, Karaev -21
Collective_Wisdom 70

Purplish points

Otoxiep87 has been at least joint leader of this since stage 2: Scrool07 now overtakes him. Flo shares not only the daily win for a second time, but also the podium and a one place rise. Triley appears in the top ten on a four place rise

1 Scrool07 211
2 Otoxiep87 195.65
3 Flo 186
4 TotalPackage 135.4
5 Vladimir 104.5
6 Googolplex 88.4
7 Armchair_Cyclist 86.5
8 Nathanptz 85
9 Triley36 83.47
10 Carlo_Algatrensig 75.17

Standings

What is probably Ewan's last contribution to their scores (unless you count a 40 point deduction likely tomorrow) gives both Mellow Vellow and BikeRacer a 3 place jump to the podium positions. Premier Andrew and Tigerion are joint biggest jumpers, both moving 4 places.

1 Shalgo 1294
2 Mellow_Velo 1210
3 BikeRacer33 1200
4 Rote_Laterne 1178
5 Nathanptz 1171
6 LosBrolin 1169
7 Leadbelly 1112
8 Armchair_Cyclist 1029
9 Karaev 1012
10 SafeBet 994
11 TotalPackage 969
12 Triley36 953
13 Carlo_Algatrensig 951
14 Del1962 925
15 Vladimir 916
16 Squire 913
17 Minessa 893
18 ArchieBoy 856
19 Googolplex 818
20 Fauniera 755
20 Laarsland 755
22 Scrool07 745
23 Flo 700
24 Bminchow 699
25 Will10 687
26 LightBing 686
27 AmisVelo 674
28 Kazistuta 654
29 PremierAndrew 650
30 Comodoro 647
31 ChrisDK 645
32 Otoxiep87 632
33 Tigerion 617
34 Tobydawq 599
35 JustSomeGuy 593
36 Torcia86 588
37 Salvarani 567
38 Josedin 544
39 Koronin 534
40 BicycleBoy 491
41 Yellow_Knight 484
42 Search 469
43 DJSprtsch 455
44 BluesInTheBottle 390
45 GodChild 316
Collective_Wisdom 896

There should be a bit more action from here on.
 
Stage 12

That's more like it, even if the gains of Nibali are basically neutralised by his near ubiquity

NIBALI Vincenzo 120 43
MAJKA Rafal 116 2
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 109 5
MONTAGUTI Matteo 58 1
CARUSO Damiano 55 1
ZAKARIN Ilnur 52 19
CARTHY Hugh 51 2
YATES Simon 48 4
KANGERT Tanel 24 7
LANDA MEANA Mikel 18 32
SIVAKOV Pavel 18 10
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 12 18
...
DE LA PARTE GONZALEZ Victor -12 2
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd -12 1
O'CONNOR Ben -12 30
ROGLIC Primoz -13 11
VILLELLA Davide -13 1
MARECZKO Jakub -15 2
FORMOLO Davide -24 6
CICCONE Giulio -25 3
JUNGELS Bob -38 4
EWAN Caleb -40 20
AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey -65 10
CARBONI Giovanni -85 2
ANTUNES Amaro Manuel Reposo -94 2
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello -112 1
MASNADA Fausto -231 3

Ewan leaves his teams with a legacy of 235 stage points.

1 Torcia86 264 (Nibali, Carapaz, Zakarin and Landa, but Formolo and O'Connor) (70 purplish points)
2 Tobydawq 235 (Nibali, Carapaz, Kangert and Landa, but Formolo and O'Connor) (40)
3 Josedin 224 (Nibali, Carapaz, and Sivakov, but Ciccone) (25)
4 Salvarani 207 (15)
5 Del1962 201 (10)
6 Scrool07 200 (7)
7 Googolplex 185 (5)
8 LightBing 183 (3)
9 DJSprtsch 178 (2)
10 Will10 176 (1)
11 BicycleBoy, BluesInTheBottle 168
13 Fauniera 167
14 Yellow_Knight 166
15 Kazistuta 164
16 Comodoro 156
17 Search 152
18 GodChild 151
19 AmisVelo, PremierAndrew 143
21 Flo 139
22 Armchair_Cyclist 133
23 Karaev, Laarsland, SafeBet 126
26 Tigerion 116
27 LosBrolin 106
28 Bminchow 93
29 TotalPackage 85
30 BikeRacer33 79
31 ChrisDK 78
32 JustSomeGuy 75
33 Otoxiep87 70
34 Mellow_Velo 67
35 Nathanptz, Rote_Laterne 48
37 Minessa 36
38 Squire 34
39 Leadbelly 31
40 ArchieBoy 28
41 Koronin 14
42 Vladimir -9
43 Shalgo -37
44 Carlo_Algatrensig -147
45 Triley36 -162
Collective_Wisdom 103


Purplish points

Torcia dropped out of the top ten yesterday: back in it with a big jump today (but not as big as Josedin's 11 places mid-table). The top three are unchanged.

1 Scrool07 218
2 Otoxiep87 195.65
3 Flo 186
4 Torcia86 140
5 TotalPackage 135.4
6 Vladimir 104.5
7 Googolplex 93.4
8 Armchair_Cyclist 86.5
9 Nathanptz 85
10 Triley36 83.47

Standings

The drop away of the stage 6 breakaway men topples Shalgo from top spot. Although their main characteristic to distinguish thenm from the other Roglic teams was a DNF this morning, BikeRacer and Mellow Velo have been left enough credit by Ewan to fill the top two slots, with Los Brolin, courtesy of unique pick Montaguti, taking third. Del1962 enters the top ten, infiltrating the stronghold of Roglic teams, largely through rare pick Majka, while daily winner Torcia is the rocket of the day, up 13 places.

1 BikeRacer33 1279
2 Mellow_Velo 1277
3 LosBrolin 1275
4 Shalgo 1257
5 Rote_Laterne 1226
6 Nathanptz 1219
7 Armchair_Cyclist 1162
8 Leadbelly 1143
9 Karaev 1138
10 Del1962 1126
11 SafeBet 1120
12 TotalPackage 1054
13 Googolplex 1003
14 Squire 947
15 Scrool07 945
16 Minessa 929
17 Fauniera 922
18 Vladimir 907
19 ArchieBoy 884
20 Laarsland 881
21 LightBing 869
22 Will10 863
23 Torcia86 852
24 Flo 839
25 Tobydawq 834
26 Kazistuta 818
27 AmisVelo 817
28 Carlo_Algatrensig 804
29 Comodoro 803
30 PremierAndrew 793
31 Bminchow 792
32 Triley36 791
33 Salvarani 774
34 Josedin 768
35 Tigerion 733
36 ChrisDK 723
37 Otoxiep87 702
38 JustSomeGuy 668
39 BicycleBoy 659
40 Yellow_Knight 650
41 DJSprtsch 633
42 Search 621
43 BluesInTheBottle 558
44 Koronin 548
45 GodChild 467
Collective_Wisdom 999
 
Stage 13 and the first MTF

Lots of points for popular riders (but not the most popular one), as the pack closes on Roglic and the other teams close on the Roglicianados

ZAKARIN Ilnur 313pts 19 teams
LANDA MEANA Mikel 128 32
SIVAKOV Pavel 82 10
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 65 5
CICCONE Giulio 62 3
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd 52 1
FORMOLO Davide 51 6
KANGERT Tanel 42 7
MASNADA Fausto 28 3
VUILLERMOZ Alexis 26 2
GALLOPIN Tony 24 2
...
GEOGHEGAN HART Tao -38 3
CARBONI Giovanni -48 2
MONTAGUTI Matteo -48 1
CARTHY Hugh -51 2
ANTUNES Amaro Manuel Reposo -54 2
AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey -76 10

Huge scores: all but one of the Zakarin teams also have Landa, so that's 441 points before they look at the rest of their riders.

1 Fauniera 630 (Zakarin, Landa, Sivakov, Ciccone, Kangert) (70 purplish points)
2 Torcia86 578 (Zakarin, Landa, Carapaz, Formolo) (40)
3 AmisVelo, Comodoro 544 (Zakarin, Landa, Sivakov) (20 each)
5 Salvarani 505 (10)
6 Laarsland 497 (7)
7 DJSprtsch 479 (5)
8 Bminchow 472 (3)
9 Squire 466 (2)
10 Vladimir 457 (1)
11 Search 450
12 PremierAndrew 445
13 Otoxiep87 437
14 Flo 425
15 Kazistuta 410
16 Yellow_Knight 399
17 Del1962 377
18 TotalPackage 370
19 ArchieBoy 324
20 Tobydawq 284
21 LightBing 246
22 Scrool07 214
23 Koronin 194
24 Josedin 189
25 Triley36 185
26 ChrisDK 144
27 Minessa 133
28 SafeBet 123
29 Will10 107
30 Googolplex 106
31 Karaev 77
32 Carlo_Algatrensig 75
33 Leadbelly 67
34 Rote_Laterne 63
35 GodChild 54
36 Armchair_Cyclist 44
37 BicycleBoy 37
38 Tigerion 29
39 Nathanptz 17
40 Shalgo 15
41 BluesInTheBottle 5
42 LosBrolin 0
43 Mellow_Velo -5
44 BikeRacer33 -23
45 JustSomeGuy -41
Collective_Wisdom 452

Purplish points

Fauniera has risen 14 places to appear in 8th here.

1 Scrool07 218
2 Otoxiep87 195.65
3 Flo 186
4 Torcia86 180
5 TotalPackage 135.4
6 Vladimir 105.5
7 Googolplex 93.4
8 Fauniera 92.85
9 Armchair_Cyclist 86.5
10 Nathanptz 85

Standings


A totally different game. Teams with Roglic and Nibali have filled the top ten most days: now the only Roglic team in the top 9 is Squire, the only one without Nibali.

That huge daily winning score brings Fauniera from 17th to first, Del in second is the only one from yesterday's top ten to move up (8 places), and Torcia, now 3rd, was 23rd this morning (and 36th yesterday morning). But 20 places is not enough to secure best jump of the day plaudits again: Salvarani is up 23 spots.

1 Fauniera 1552
2 Del1962 1503
3 Torcia86 1430
4 TotalPackage 1424
5 Squire 1413
6 Laarsland 1378
7 Vladimir 1364
8 AmisVelo 1361
9 Comodoro 1347
10 Rote_Laterne 1289
11 Salvarani 1279
12 LosBrolin 1275
13 Mellow_Velo 1272
13 Shalgo 1272
15 Bminchow 1264
15 Flo 1264
17 BikeRacer33 1256
18 SafeBet 1243
19 PremierAndrew 1238
20 Nathanptz 1236
21 Kazistuta 1228
22 Karaev 1215
23 Leadbelly 1210
24 ArchieBoy 1208
25 Armchair_Cyclist 1206
26 Scrool07 1159
27 Otoxiep87 1139
28 Tobydawq 1118
29 LightBing 1115
30 DJSprtsch 1112
31 Googolplex 1109
32 Search 1071
33 Minessa 1062
34 Yellow_Knight 1049
35 Triley36 976
36 Will10 970
37 Josedin 957
38 Carlo_Algatrensig 879
39 ChrisDK 867
40 Tigerion 762
41 Koronin 742
42 BicycleBoy 696
43 JustSomeGuy 627
44 BluesInTheBottle 563
45 GodChild 521
Collective_Wisdom 1451

All but one of Fauniera's team has (for now, at least) more than 100 points. What are the odds on Miguel Florez winning the stage tomorrow and getting enough KoM points to make the top 4 in that ranking, to complete his set?

Even if that doesn't happen, I suspect big changes are on the cards again for tomorrow.

Names and Numbers
 
Stage 14

Mayhem in the game for the 3rd day in a row.

CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 413 5
NIBALI Vincenzo 100 43
MAJKA Rafal 90 2
LANDA MEANA Mikel 85 32
YATES Simon 79 4
CARUSO Damiano 26 1
SIVAKOV Pavel 20 10
HENAO GOMEZ Sebastian 17 2
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro 17 2
MASNADA Fausto 15 3
...
BARBIN Enrico -15 1
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban -17 18
ANTUNES Amaro Manuel Reposo -22 2
KANGERT Tanel -24 7
AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey -28 10
ZAKARIN Ilnur -210 19



1 ArchieBoy 637 (Carapaz, Nibali, Landa, Sivakov and Masnada) (70)
2 Scrool07 602 (Carapaz, Nibali and Landa) (40)
3 Tobydawq 588 (Carapaz, Nibali and Landa, but Kangert) (25)
4 Josedin 537 (Carapaz, Nibali and Sivakov) (15)
5 Torcia86 400 (Carapaz and Nibali, but Zakarin) (10)
6 ChrisDK 212 (7)
7 Triley36 210 (5)
8 Koronin 189 (3)
9 BluesInTheBottle, Tigerion 183 (1.5 each)
11 BicycleBoy, SafeBet 173
13 Leadbelly, LosBrolin 164
15 Rote_Laterne 162
16 Shalgo 160
17 Will10 155
18 Minessa 141
19 Carlo_Algatrensig 139
20 Googolplex 138
21 JustSomeGuy 129
22 Karaev 108
23 GodChild 103
24 Nathanptz 97
25 Mellow_Velo 88
26 BikeRacer33 84
27 Armchair_Cyclist 81
28 Del1962 24
29 AmisVelo, Comodoro -1
31 Flo, PremierAndrew -11
33 Fauniera -23
34 Laarsland -30
35 DJSprtsch -34
36 Salvarani -35
37 Vladimir -37
38 Bminchow -39
39 Kazistuta -42
40 Search -48
41 Yellow_Knight -49
42 LightBing -60
43 TotalPackage -66
44 Squire -97
45 Otoxiep87 -112
Collective_Wisdom -46


Purplish points

Torcia is back onto the podium. Tobydawq and Archie appear in the top ten on the back of rises of 5 and 16 places respectively.

1 Scrool07 258
2 Otoxiep87 195.65
3 Torcia86 190
4 Flo 186
5 TotalPackage 135.4
6 Vladimir 105.5
7 Googolplex 93.4
8 Fauniera 92.85
9 Tobydawq 92
10 ArchieBoy 90


Standings

Of the 5 Carapaz teams, Scrool07 was by far the highest placed yesterday: 3rd as against 24th, 26th, 28th and 37th. But he had Zakarin, so moved up just one spot, as opposed to the average 25 places (max 30 for Josedin) of the others. So Archieboy takes the lead, despite having been nearly 300 points adrift yesterday.

1 ArchieBoy 1845
2 Torcia86 1830
3 Scrool07 1761
4 Tobydawq 1706
5 Fauniera 1529
6 Del1962 1527
7 Josedin 1494
8 Rote_Laterne 1451
9 LosBrolin 1439
10 Shalgo 1432
11 SafeBet 1416
12 Leadbelly 1374
13 AmisVelo 1360
13 Mellow_Velo 1360
15 TotalPackage 1358
16 Laarsland 1348
17 Comodoro 1346
18 BikeRacer33 1340
19 Nathanptz 1333
20 Vladimir 1327
21 Karaev 1323
22 Squire 1316
23 Armchair_Cyclist 1287
24 Flo 1253
25 Googolplex 1247
26 Salvarani 1244
27 PremierAndrew 1227
28 Bminchow 1225
29 Minessa 1203
30 Kazistuta 1186
30 Triley36 1186
32 Will10 1125
33 ChrisDK 1079
34 DJSprtsch 1078
35 LightBing 1055
36 Otoxiep87 1027
37 Search 1023
38 Carlo_Algatrensig 1018
39 Yellow_Knight 1000
40 Tigerion 945
41 Koronin 931
42 BicycleBoy 869
43 JustSomeGuy 756
44 BluesInTheBottle 746
45 GodChild 624
Collective_Wisdom 1405

Who knows what might happen tomorrow after the three days we have had.
 
Stage 15 Giro d'Italombaordia

An interesting enough stage, with potentially important time differences but few major positional changes, and only minor stage points for selected riders, so not many game points.

YATES Simon 41pts 4 teams
CARTHY Hugh 33 2
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 28 5
HIRT Jan 16 3
DE LA PARTE GONZALEZ Victor 12 2
VUILLERMOZ Alexis 12 2
...
ZAKARIN Ilnur -10 19
AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey -12 10
SIVAKOV Pavel -15 10
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro -19 2
KANGERT Tanel -38 7
GALLOPIN Tony -44 2

The Yates teams finally get an appearance in the daily table (1st, 2nd, 6th and, errrm, 24th (Gallopin losing 36 minutes will do that to you)).

1 Tigerion 42 (70)
2 JustSomeGuy 33 (40)
3 Scrool07 30 (25)
4 Josedin 28 (15)
5 Torcia86 20 (10)
6 BluesInTheBottle 19 (7)
7 Koronin 16 (5)
8 Tobydawq 10 (3)
9 ArchieBoy, Flo, PremierAndrew 8 (1 each)
12 Triley36 7
13 Will10 3
14 Squire 2
15 BikeRacer33, Leadbelly 0
17 Googolplex -1
18 ChrisDK, SafeBet -5
20 DJSprtsch, Kazistuta, Mellow_Velo -6
23 Yellow_Knight -7
24 BicycleBoy -9
25 LightBing, Search -10
27 GodChild, Laarsland -12
29 Rote_Laterne, Shalgo -13
31 LosBrolin -16
32 Otoxiep87 -19
33 Carlo_Algatrensig, Del1962, Karaev -21
36 AmisVelo, Comodoro -23
38 TotalPackage -24
39 Nathanptz -29
40 Salvarani -30
41 Bminchow -33
42 Armchair_Cyclist -36
43 Minessa -42
44 Fauniera -47
45 Vladimir -50
Collective_Wisdom -39


Purplish points

Scrool extends his lead: it is now more than a day's worth of points, and Torcia moves into 2nd. Tobydawq moves up among the top ten, and the day's top two, Tigerion and Just Some Guy, move 19 and 20 places respectively, the latter getting his first purplish points.

1 Scrool07 278
2 Torcia86 200
3 Otoxiep87 195.65
4 Flo 187
5 TotalPackage 135.4
6 Vladimir 105.5
7 Tobydawq 95
8 Googolplex 93.4
9 Fauniera 92.85
10 ArchieBoy 91


Standings

Much quieter in terms of change here, but the significant change is that Josedin has moved up two places, meaning that the five teams with Carapaz are now an unbroken group at the top of the table. BikeRacer333 manages the Zubeldian feat of being the biggest riser (4 places) while getting a nett day score of 0 and an anonymous joint 15th in the daily scores.

1 ArchieBoy 1853
2 Torcia86 1850
3 Scrool07 1791
4 Tobydawq 1716
5 Josedin 1522
6 Del1962 1506
7 Fauniera 1482
8 Rote_Laterne 1438
9 LosBrolin 1423
10 Shalgo 1419
11 SafeBet 1411
12 Leadbelly 1374
13 Mellow_Velo 1354
14 BikeRacer33 1340
15 AmisVelo 1337
16 Laarsland 1336
17 TotalPackage 1334
18 Comodoro 1323
19 Squire 1318
20 Nathanptz 1304
21 Karaev 1302
22 Vladimir 1277
23 Flo 1261
24 Armchair_Cyclist 1251
25 Googolplex 1246
26 PremierAndrew 1235
27 Salvarani 1214
28 Triley36 1193
29 Bminchow 1192
30 Kazistuta 1180
31 Minessa 1161
32 Will10 1128
33 ChrisDK 1074
34 DJSprtsch 1072
35 LightBing 1045
36 Search 1013
37 Otoxiep87 1008
38 Carlo_Algatrensig 997
39 Yellow_Knight 993
40 Tigerion 987
41 Koronin 947
42 BicycleBoy 860
43 JustSomeGuy 789
44 BluesInTheBottle 765
45 GodChild 612
Collective_Wisdom 1366


I'm not sure what our plans are for the Bank Holiday tomorrow, but I'll probably do a bit of number crunching at some stage.
 
Rest day 2 15 stages down , 6 (4 mountainous/MTF, 1 sprint, 1 ITT) to go.


The best scorers: the DNFs are asterisked and the unpicked are italicised.

CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 766pts (201 guaranteed points) 5 teams
ROGLIC Primoz 632 (245) 11
NIBALI Vincenzo 390 (75) 43
MAJKA Rafal 297 (32) 2
ACKERMANN Pascal 285 (230) 0
DEMARE Arnaud 279 (194) 0

LANDA MEANA Mikel 276 (36) 32
YATES Simon 273 (106) 4
MOLLEMA Bauke 252 (37) 0

EWAN Caleb* 235 (235) 20
POLANC Jan 233 (43) 0
CONTI Valerio 223 (153) 0

ZAKARIN Ilnur 205 (70) 19
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 165 (30) 0

SIVAKOV Pavel 157 (7) 10
MASNADA Fausto 140 (70) 3
FORMOLO Davide 138 (26) 6
CICCONE Giulio 136 (0) 3
VIVIANI Elia* 135 (135) 0
CATTANEO Mattia 128 (51) 0

GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando* 125 (125) 4
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel 124 (40) 0

CARTHY Hugh 114 (18) 2
MADOUAS Valentin 111 (7) 0

BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 104 (72) 1


The expensive disappointments who cost 500 points or more, but have scored 100 points or fewer.
JUNGELS Bob 59pts 4 teams
GEOGHEGAN HART Tao* 5 3
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro 20 2
DUMOULIN Tom* 10 1



Guaranteed points

If you really don't know which riders can be trusted to reach Verona, and are unwilling to enumerate unhatched eggs, then you will want the stage and pink jersey points.
1 Scrool07 582
2 BikeRacer33 555
2 Mellow_Velo 555
4 TotalPackage 543
5 Otoxiep87 517
6 Googolplex 499
7 Kazistuta 467
7 Laarsland 467
9 Flo 455
10 Del1962 450
10 Triley36 450
12 PremierAndrew 444
13 Fauniera 433
14 ArchieBoy 424
14 Comodoro 424
16 AmisVelo 423
17 Carlo_Algatrensig 418
18 Tigerion 416
19 Torcia86 409
20 Will10 389
21 Minessa 387
22 Rote_Laterne 373
23 Leadbelly 372
24 Shalgo 368
25 ChrisDK 366
26 LosBrolin 363
27 Armchair_Cyclist 361
28 SafeBet 357
29 Squire 356
30 Karaev 353
31 Salvarani 350
32 Tobydawq 348
33 Nathanptz 329
34 Josedin 311
35 Vladimir 259
36 BicycleBoy 236
37 Koronin 225
38 Bminchow 220
39 DJSprtsch 217
40 Yellow_Knight 211
41 LightBing 197
42 JustSomeGuy 195
43 Search 187
44 BluesInTheBottle 181
45 GodChild 94
Collective_Wisdom 425


Non finishers

When we pick a rider we probably at least hope that they will finish the race. At least that way we get 15 points for them. How many riders does each team have already enjoying more than one rest day?

4: Carlo_Algatrensig, Kazistuta
3: GodChild, Otoxiep87, Triley36
2: BluesInTheBottle, ChrisDK, Comodoro, Flo, Googolplex, Laarsland, Mellow_Velo, Minessa, PremierAndrew, Scrool07, Tigerion, Tobydawq, TotalPackage, Will10, Yellow_Knight
1: AmisVelo, Armchair_Cyclist, BikeRacer33, Bminchow, Del1962, DJSprtsch, Fauniera, Josedin, JustSomeGuy, Karaev, Koronin, Leadbelly, LosBrolin, Salvarani, Search, Shalgo and Collective Wisdom
0: ArchieBoy, BicycleBoy, LightBing, Nathanptz, Rote_Laterne, SafeBet, Squire, Torcia86, Vladimir



The contenders
Reminder of the top ten:
1 ArchieBoy 1853
2 Torcia86 1850
3 Scrool07 1791
4 Tobydawq 1716
5 Josedin 1522
6 Del1962 1506
7 Fauniera 1482
8 Rote_Laterne 1438
9 LosBrolin 1423
10 Shalgo 1419



The top five teams are the five who have Carapaz (and obviously share Nibali as a pick as well), and if the Ecuadorian stays in pink, the should remain the top five.
There are only 3 points between Archieboy and Torcia, and they have three other riders in common: Landa, O'Connor and Senni. So it is essentially Masnada, Sivakov and Cimolai (for Archie) against Formolo, Zakarin and Ventoso for Torcia.
60 odd points does not look an enormous margin for Scrool07 to retrieve, but he also has both O'Connor and Landa, and with Ewan and Modolo out, and limited opportunities for Cimolai (who ArchieBoy has anyway), it would take a result from Narvaez that he has not indicated as likely yet to bring him any improvement. The possibility of success through other riders dropping remains for him.
Tobydawq also has Landa (it is the lack of dorsal number 1 that leaves Josedin so far behind the other Carapazinos) but needs Kangert and De La Parte to start improving rapidly if he is to make up the deficit on the top three.

Even if Roglic were to climb back to the race lead, leaving Carapaz second, that of itself would not be enough to put the teams based on the Slovenian back at the top, especially if, as seems the most likely place for that to happen, that occurs on the final TT after 5 more days of 18 point bonuses. And of course Nibali overtaking either or both of them would not have much nett effect on our scores. There are higher scoring permutations than those based on Roglic, as found by Del1962 (with Majka, Landa, Evans and Zakarin) and Fauniera (Landa, Evans, Zakarin, Ciccone and Sivakov).

But the last week will be horrible for at least one rider out there, and someone will do better than expected. And the same should happen in the game.
 

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