2019 Giro CQ game

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Stage 16 Mortirolo senza Gavia

The Roglic teams dominated the first week: probably not much longer.

CICCONE Giulio 88pts 3 teams (Fauniera, Josedin, Vladimir)
NIBALI Vincenzo 75 43
MASNADA Fausto 54 3
HIRT Jan 46 3
LANDA MEANA Mikel 30 32
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 25 5
CARUSO Damiano 22 1
CARTHY Hugh 18 2
AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey 10 10
...
GALLOPIN Tony -30 2
VUILLERMOZ Alexis -32 2
MAJKA Rafal -50 2
ROGLIC Primoz -64 11


1 Fauniera 193 (Ciccone, Nibali, Landa) (70 purplish points)
2 Josedin 188 (Ciccone, Nibali, Carapaz) (40)
3 ArchieBoy 175 (Nibali, Masnada, Landa, Carapaz) (25)
4 Vladimir 164 (Ciccone, Nibali, Landa but Gallopin) (15)
5 Salvarani 142 (10)
6 PremierAndrew 139 (7)
7 Flo 134 (5)
8 Will10 131 (3)
9 Tobydawq 130 (2)
10 Googolplex 129 (1)
11 Carlo_Algatrensig 125
12 Minessa, Triley36 123
14 Scrool07 121
15 Koronin 120
16 Torcia86 118
17 TotalPackage 101
18 Bminchow, DJSprtsch, Kazistuta 95
21 AmisVelo, Comodoro 93
23 Laarsland 91
24 Yellow_Knight 88
25 Search 83
26 ChrisDK 75
27 BluesInTheBottle 74
28 GodChild 73
29 Tigerion 70
30 JustSomeGuy 68
31 Del1962 51
32 Rote_Laterne 47
33 Shalgo 46
34 LosBrolin 44
35 Leadbelly 41
36 BicycleBoy 39
37 Otoxiep87 38
38 SafeBet 35
39 LightBing 19
40 Nathanptz 17
41 Armchair_Cyclist 15
42 BikeRacer33 9
43 Karaev, Mellow_Velo 5
45 Squire -52
Collective_Wisdom 101


Purplish points
As after the last rest day, not just the top ten, but how we all stand.

Fauniera mioves up 4 places to 5th, and Josedin up 6 and into the top ten. Poor Vladimir was 4th on the day but dropped a place.

1 Scrool07 278
2 Torcia86 200
3 Otoxiep87 195.65
4 Flo 192
5 Fauniera 162.85
6 TotalPackage 135.4
7 Vladimir 125.5
8 Josedin 120
9 ArchieBoy 111
10 Tobydawq 97
11 Googolplex 94.4
12 Triley36 88.47
13 Armchair_Cyclist 86.5
14 Nathanptz 85
15 Koronin 78
16 Laarsland 76.8
17 Salvarani 76
18 Carlo_Algatrensig 75.17
19 Tigerion 74.9
20 Karaev 51
21 PremierAndrew 46.17
22 LosBrolin 42.5
23 JustSomeGuy 40
24 AmisVelo 38.6
25 SafeBet 33.5
26 Rote_Laterne 30
27 Comodoro 25.4
28 Kazistuta 22
29 Will10 21.65
30 Minessa 18.4
31 BikeRacer33 17.85
31 Mellow_Velo 17.85
33 Bminchow 15
34 DJSprtsch 14
35 Del1962 13.4
36 ChrisDK 13.1
37 Shalgo 12.5
38 BluesInTheBottle 8.5
39 BicycleBoy 5
40 Squire 4
41 LightBing 3
42 Leadbelly 2
43 GodChild 0
43 Search 0
43 Yellow_Knight 0


Standings

Masnada and Ventoso meant that the top two were both represented in the break, but only Masnada stayed in front of the GC riders, and so Archieboy extends his lead. Vladimir's decent returns are more rewarded in this classification, with him getting a 10 place jump to 12th. The only mover higher than that is Fauniera becoming the leading non-Carapazino challenger.

1 ArchieBoy 2028
2 Torcia86 1968
3 Scrool07 1912
4 Tobydawq 1846
5 Josedin 1710
6 Fauniera 1675
7 Del1962 1557
8 Rote_Laterne 1485
9 LosBrolin 1467
10 Shalgo 1465
11 SafeBet 1446
12 Vladimir 1441
13 TotalPackage 1435
14 AmisVelo 1430
15 Laarsland 1427
16 Comodoro 1416
17 Leadbelly 1415
18 Flo 1395
19 Googolplex 1375
20 PremierAndrew 1374
21 Mellow_Velo 1359
22 Salvarani 1356
23 BikeRacer33 1349
24 Nathanptz 1321
25 Triley36 1316
26 Karaev 1307
27 Bminchow 1287
28 Minessa 1284
29 Kazistuta 1275
30 Armchair_Cyclist 1266
30 Squire 1266
32 Will10 1259
33 DJSprtsch 1167
34 ChrisDK 1149
35 Carlo_Algatrensig 1122
36 Search 1096
37 Yellow_Knight 1081
38 Koronin 1067
39 LightBing 1064
40 Tigerion 1057
41 Otoxiep87 1046
42 BicycleBoy 899
43 JustSomeGuy 857
44 BluesInTheBottle 839
45 GodChild 685
Collective_Wisdom 1467
 
Thanks for the update(s)! I am really happy with my team despite only being 12th in the provisional rankings. So I basically think the quality of the teams picked for this competition is very high. Still plenty of exciting racing to go, but I guess I will need Nibali/Landa to finish first and second overall to stand a chance.
 
Re:

vladimir said:
Thanks for the update(s)! I am really happy with my team despite only being 12th in the provisional rankings. So I basically think the quality of the teams picked for this competition is very high. Still plenty of exciting racing to go, but I guess I will need Nibali/Landa to finish first and second overall to stand a chance.
Your problem is that of the 11 teams above you, 10 have both Landa and Nibali. At least you have Formolo in today's break: that could close your gap to all bar 2 of those in front of you.

tobydawq said:
Pretty frustrating to maybe have picked the entire final podium and still not making the podium here...
Yep: there are 4 teams that have Carapaz/Nibali/Landa, and you are the 4th of them.

ArchieBoy
MASNADA Fausto 194
SIVAKOV Pavel 157
CIMOLAI Davide 59 (shared with Scrool)
O'CONNOR Ben 40 (shared with Torcia and Scrool)
SENNI Manuel 16 (shared with Torcia)
466

Torcia36
ZAKARIN Ilnur 197
FORMOLO Davide 138 (shared with Toby)
O'CONNOR Ben 40 (shared with Archie)
SENNI Manuel 16 (shared with Archie)
VENTOSO ALBERDI Francisco Jose 15
406

Scrool07
EWAN Caleb 235 (DNF)
CIMOLAI Davide 59 (shared with Archie)
O'CONNOR Ben 40 (shared with Archie)
NARVAEZ PRADO Jhonatan Manuel 15
MODOLO Sacha 1 (DNF)
350

Tobydawq
FORMOLO Davide 138 (shared with Torcia)
KANGERT Tanel 76
DE LA PARTE GONZALEZ Victor 70
KNOX James 0 (DNF)
TEN DAM Laurens 0 (DNF)
284

The comparative performances of Formolo and Masnada as the break evolves will be important.
 
Re: Re:

Armchair cyclist said:
The comparative performances of Formolo and Masnada as the break evolves will be important.
Maybe not that important. Formolo outsprinted Masnada to get 10 extra stage points, they will both get a small GC projection rise, which will be worth more to Formolo. Gap at the top will close slightly.
 
Re: Re:

Armchair cyclist said:
Armchair cyclist said:
The comparative performances of Formolo and Masnada as the break evolves will be important.
Maybe not that important. Formolo outsprinted Masnada to get 10 extra stage points, they will both get a small GC projection rise, which will be worth more to Formolo. Gap at the top will close slightly.
Except that Formolo's GC gain was partly at the expense of Zakarin, and therefore the benefit to Torcia s limited. And Masnada moved up in the scoring part of the ciclamino ranking.

Need to go to the mother-in-law's: numbers later.
 
Stage 17

FORMOLO Davide 48pts 6
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 44 18
MASNADA Fausto 40 3
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 18 5
KANGERT Tanel 7 7
HIRT Jan 6 3
...
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello -6 1
CICCONE Giulio -6 3
ZAKARIN Ilnur -8 19
MAJKA Rafal -25 2


1 Laarsland 88 (Formolo and Chaves and O'Connor, but Zakarin) (70 purplish points)
2 DJSprtsch 84 (Formolo and Chaves, but Zakarin) (40)
3 Tobydawq 73 (Formolo, Carapaz and Kangert) (25)
4 ArchieBoy, Torcia86 62 (12.5 each)
6 Armchair_Cyclist 57 (7)
7 Googolplex, Minessa 51 (4)
9 BicycleBoy 50 (2)
10 BluesInTheBottle, JustSomeGuy, Karaev, Mellow_Velo, SafeBet 48 (0.2 each)
15 BikeRacer33, Carlo_Algatrensig, GodChild, Triley36 44
19 Search 40
20 Yellow_Knight 38
21 Otoxiep87 37
22 Kazistuta, TotalPackage 36
24 Vladimir 30
25 Scrool07 22
26 Josedin 12
27 Del1962 11
28 Salvarani 9
29 Will10 7
30 ChrisDK, Tigerion 4
32 Flo, PremierAndrew 2
34 Leadbelly, Nathanptz, Rote_Laterne, Shalgo 0
38 LosBrolin -1
39 Squire -2
40 AmisVelo, Comodoro -4
42 Koronin -6
43 Fauniera -7
44 Bminchow -8
45 LightBing -37
Collective_Wisdom 36

Green points

Laarsland up 10 places and in the top ten.

1 Scrool07 278
2 Torcia86 212.5
3 Otoxiep87 195.65
4 Flo 192
5 Fauniera 162.85
6 Laarsland 146.8
7 TotalPackage 135.4
8 Vladimir 125.5
9 ArchieBoy 123.5
10 Tobydawq 122


Standings

The top two got exactly the same score, albeit in different ways, so the margin is still 60 points. Tobydawq closes most of the gap to Scrool, so 4th place getting closer to third echoes what happened in the race. SafeBet and Laarsland are the Formolos of the day, moving into the top ten, but while SafeBet was only just outside the ten, Laarsland has made a 7 place jump to get there.

1 ArchieBoy 2090
2 Torcia86 2030
3 Scrool07 1934
4 Tobydawq 1919
5 Josedin 1722
6 Fauniera 1668
7 Del1962 1568
8 Laarsland 1515
9 SafeBet 1494
10 Rote_Laterne 1485
11 TotalPackage 1471
11 Vladimir 1471
13 LosBrolin 1466
14 Shalgo 1465
15 AmisVelo 1426
15 Googolplex 1426
17 Leadbelly 1415
18 Comodoro 1412
19 Mellow_Velo 1407
20 Flo 1397
21 BikeRacer33 1393
22 PremierAndrew 1376
23 Salvarani 1365
24 Triley36 1360
25 Karaev 1355
26 Minessa 1335
27 Armchair_Cyclist 1323
28 Nathanptz 1321
29 Kazistuta 1311
30 Bminchow 1279
31 Will10 1266
32 Squire 1264
33 DJSprtsch 1251
34 Carlo_Algatrensig 1166
35 ChrisDK 1153
36 Search 1136
37 Yellow_Knight 1119
38 Otoxiep87 1083
39 Koronin 1061
39 Tigerion 1061
41 LightBing 1027
42 BicycleBoy 949
43 JustSomeGuy 905
44 BluesInTheBottle 887
45 GodChild 729
Collective_Wisdom 1503

A sprint stage, presumably, tomorrow, so little change expected (Demare and Ackermann are not selected). But Cimolai, one of few real sprinters still in the race, has form in these games: in the 2017 Tour de France game his 7th place on the Champs Elysees brought about a change in the winner of the game: he is on two of the top 4 teams.
 
Stage 18 Not quite a sprint stage

Very little doing here, with the break survivor and the main sprinters unpicked, and no change above 22nd in GC, and none in the mountains. There are some stage points, and some losses in the points category to record.

Always nice when a unique pick pays off...

CONSONNI Simone 25pts 1 team (DJSprtsch)
GIBBONS Ryan 10 3
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 8 5
AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey 4 10
HENAO GOMEZ Sebastian 4 2
JUNGELS Bob 4 4
VUILLERMOZ Alexis 4 2
CARUSO Damiano 2 1
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 2 18
CIMOLAI Davide 2 4
DUPONT Hubert 1 2
MONTAGUTI Matteo 1 1
...
YATES Simon -1 4
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello -4 1
O'CONNOR Ben -4 30
ROGLIC Primoz -4 11
MASNADA Fausto -5 3
HIRT Jan -6 3


1 DJSprtsch 27 (Consonni & Chaves) (70 purplish points)
2 LightBing 18 (Gibbons, Amamdor, Jungels) (40)
3 Will10 10 (Gibbons) (25)
4 Josedin, Tobydawq 8 (12.5 each)
6 JustSomeGuy, Yellow_Knight 7 (6 each)
8 Scrool07 6 (3)
9 Bminchow, Minessa, Torcia86, Vladimir 4 (0.75 each)
13 Del1962, GodChild, Googolplex, Kazistuta, Search, TotalPackage 2
19 ArchieBoy 1
20 ChrisDK, Fauniera, Otoxiep87 0
23 Armchair_Cyclist, BicycleBoy, BikeRacer33, Laarsland -2
27 BluesInTheBottle, LosBrolin -3
29 AmisVelo, Comodoro, Koronin, Leadbelly, Nathanptz, Rote_Laterne, Shalgo, Squire -4
37 Tigerion, Triley36 -5
39 Karaev, Mellow_Velo, SafeBet -6
42 Flo, Salvarani -8
44 Carlo_Algatrensig -9
45 PremierAndrew -10
Collective_Wisdom 2


Purplish points

Tobydawq is the highest placed to make progress, Josedin is in the top ten, DJSprtsch is just outside it after a 9 place jump, LightBing rises 16 places, and Yellow Knight is finally off the mark.

1 Scrool07 281
2 Torcia86 213.25
3 Otoxiep87 195.65
4 Flo 192
5 Fauniera 162.85
6 Laarsland 146.8
7 TotalPackage 135.4
8 Tobydawq 134.5
9 Josedin 132.5
10 Vladimir 126.25


Standings
Not a lot to say. The highest placed team to move up at all was BikeRacer33, going to 20th, and the only other team to rise, DJSprtsch, went up twice as many places. The gap at the top closes by 5%.

1 ArchieBoy 2091
2 Torcia86 2034
3 Scrool07 1940
4 Tobydawq 1927
5 Josedin 1730
6 Fauniera 1668
7 Del1962 1570
8 Laarsland 1513
9 SafeBet 1488
10 Rote_Laterne 1481
11 Vladimir 1475
12 TotalPackage 1473
13 LosBrolin 1463
14 Shalgo 1461
15 Googolplex 1428
16 AmisVelo 1422
17 Leadbelly 1411
18 Comodoro 1408
19 Mellow_Velo 1401
20 BikeRacer33 1391
21 Flo 1389
22 PremierAndrew 1366
23 Salvarani 1357
24 Triley36 1355
25 Karaev 1349
26 Minessa 1339
27 Armchair_Cyclist 1321
28 Nathanptz 1317
29 Kazistuta 1313
30 Bminchow 1283
31 DJSprtsch 1278
32 Will10 1276
33 Squire 1260
34 Carlo_Algatrensig 1157
35 ChrisDK 1153
36 Search 1138
37 Yellow_Knight 1126
38 Otoxiep87 1083
39 Koronin 1057
40 Tigerion 1056
41 LightBing 1045
42 BicycleBoy 947
43 JustSomeGuy 912
44 BluesInTheBottle 884
45 GodChild 731
Collective_Wisdom 1505

That was a calm: 3 days left for someone to generate a storm.
 
Stage 19 Not the storm after the calm.

Chaves was one of the most popular picks, so at least there are some scores to report.

CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 79pts 18 teams
ANTUNES Amaro Manuel Reposo 28 2 (Just Some Guy and Leadbelly)
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 18 5
CARBONI Giovanni 15 2
DE LA PARTE GONZALEZ Victor 4 2
SENNI Manuel 2 8
VUILLERMOZ Alexis 2 2
...
MONTAGUTI Matteo -1 1
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro -1 2
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello -2 1
HIRT Jan -2 3
O'CONNOR Ben -2 30
DUPONT Hubert -4 2
AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey -10 10


1 JustSomeGuy 107 (Chaves, Antunes and Senni, but O'Connor) (70 purplish points)
2 GodChild 81 (Chaves and Senni) (40)
3 Armchair_Cyclist, BikeRacer33, DJSprtsch, Googolplex, Karaev, Kazistuta, SafeBet 79 (9.57 each)
10 Laarsland, Mellow_Velo, Otoxiep87, Search 77 (0.25 each)
14 BluesInTheBottle 76
15 Yellow_Knight 75
16 BicycleBoy 73
17 Del1962, TotalPackage 67
19 Leadbelly 28
20 Tobydawq 22
21 ArchieBoy, Josedin, Torcia86 18
24 Scrool07 16
25 Vladimir 5
26 Shalgo 3
27 Squire 2
28 Fauniera, Triley36, Will10 0
31 ChrisDK -1
32 AmisVelo, Carlo_Algatrensig, Comodoro, Koronin, Tigerion -2
37 Flo, PremierAndrew, Salvarani -4
40 LightBing -8
41 Minessa -10
42 Bminchow, Nathanptz, Rote_Laterne -12
45 LosBrolin -13
Collective_Wisdom 67

Purplish points

DJSprtsch builds on yesterday's movement to get into the top ten, JSG is up 10 places to 13th, and the appearance of Godchild and Search in the day's extended top ten means that every team now has at least a fraction of a point.

1 Scrool07 281
2 Torcia86 213.25
3 Otoxiep87 195.9
4 Flo 192
5 Fauniera 162.85
6 Laarsland 147.05
7 TotalPackage 135.4
8 Tobydawq 134.5
9 DJSprtsch 133.57
10 Josedin 132.5


Standings
The top two get the same score as each other, so the gap stays the same, while the small gap between Scrool and Tobydawq for the last podium spot becomes even tighter. Total Package appears in the top ten, and is the highest mover: Mellow Velo, BikeRacer33, Karaev and Kazistuta all share the laurels of fastest riser with 6 place moves.

1 ArchieBoy 2109
2 Torcia86 2052
3 Scrool07 1956
4 Tobydawq 1949
5 Josedin 1748
6 Fauniera 1668
7 Del1962 1637
8 Laarsland 1590
9 SafeBet 1567
10 TotalPackage 1540
11 Googolplex 1507
12 Vladimir 1480
13 Mellow_Velo 1478
14 BikeRacer33 1470
15 Rote_Laterne 1469
16 Shalgo 1464
17 LosBrolin 1450
18 Leadbelly 1439
19 Karaev 1428
20 AmisVelo 1420
21 Comodoro 1406
22 Armchair_Cyclist 1400
23 Kazistuta 1392
24 Flo 1385
25 PremierAndrew 1362
26 DJSprtsch 1357
27 Triley36 1355
28 Salvarani 1353
29 Minessa 1329
30 Nathanptz 1305
31 Will10 1276
32 Bminchow 1271
33 Squire 1262
34 Search 1215
35 Yellow_Knight 1201
36 Otoxiep87 1160
37 Carlo_Algatrensig 1155
38 ChrisDK 1152
39 Koronin 1055
40 Tigerion 1054
41 LightBing 1037
42 BicycleBoy 1020
43 JustSomeGuy 1019
44 BluesInTheBottle 960
45 GodChild 812
Collective_Wisdom 1572

One last try for the climbers in your team tomorrow.
 
(posted last night on Velorooms, but CN doing its timed out thing)
Stage 20 Almost done.

Landa's (temporary?) move from 3rd to 4th makes more difference than his being pipped to the stage win.


LANDA MEANA Mikel 92 32
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 87 1
CICCONE Giulio 31 3
ZAKARIN Ilnur 23 19
CARTHY Hugh 16 2
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd 16 1
CARUSO Damiano 15 1
KANGERT Tanel 15 7
NIBALI Vincenzo 12 43
...
JUNGELS Bob -12 4
DE LA PARTE GONZALEZ Victor -14 2
FORMOLO Davide -39 6
ROGLIC Primoz -51 11


Like Bilbao, and because of Bilbao, Koronin gets her second daily win.

1 Koronin 207 (Landa, Bilbao, Dombrowski and Nibali) (70 purplish points)
2 Fauniera 173 (Landa, Ciccone, Zakarin, Kangert, Nibali) (40)
3 Salvarani 154 (Landa, Zakarin, Kangert, Nibali) (40)
4 Flo, PremierAndrew 139 (12.5 each)
6 Will10 135 (7)
7 AmisVelo, Comodoro 131 (4 each)
9 Googolplex 127 (3)
10 Otoxiep87 126 (2)
11 Kazistuta 119 (1)
12 Del1962 117
13 TotalPackage 115
14 ArchieBoy 113
15 Bminchow, Scrool07, Search, Vladimir, Yellow_Knight 111
20 Triley36 108
21 ChrisDK 103
22 Torcia86 95
23 Laarsland 84
24 DJSprtsch 80
25 Minessa 72
26 Tobydawq 69
27 Squire 54
28 Leadbelly 50
29 Rote_Laterne, SafeBet, Shalgo 49
32 Josedin 46
33 LosBrolin 43
34 Carlo_Algatrensig 18
35 LightBing 17
36 Tigerion 16
37 BicycleBoy 12
38 BluesInTheBottle, JustSomeGuy 5
40 GodChild 4
41 Armchair_Cyclist -28
42 Karaev, Mellow_Velo, Nathanptz -43
45 BikeRacer33 -47
Collective_Wisdom 115

Purplish points

Flo moves up to the podium, and Fauniera also takes a step forward, and Koronin jumps 12 places to enter the top ten.
Only one team can possibly catch Scrool, but I can't see any likely outcome tomorrow that will make Torcia the top scorer.

1 Scrool07 281
2 Torcia86 213.25
3 Flo 204.5
4 Fauniera 202.85
5 Otoxiep87 196.9
6 Koronin 148
7 Laarsland 147.05
8 TotalPackage 135.4
9 Tobydawq 134.5
10 DJSprtsch 133.57

Standings

Zakarin's gains might have brought Torcia close to leader Archie if they were not more than cancelled out by Formolo's losses: Formolo is also the main reason that Tobydawq has dropped away from Scrool's score in the battle for the podium.

Fauniera moves into the top five, and Googolplex into the ten, while Flo and Salvarani have 9 place jumps further down the table.

1 ArchieBoy 2222
2 Torcia86 2147
3 Scrool07 2067
4 Tobydawq 2018
5 Fauniera 1841
6 Josedin 1794
7 Del1962 1754
8 Laarsland 1674
9 TotalPackage 1655
10 Googolplex 1634
11 SafeBet 1616
12 Vladimir 1591
13 AmisVelo 1551
14 Comodoro 1537
15 Flo 1524
16 Rote_Laterne 1518
17 Shalgo 1513
18 Kazistuta 1511
19 Salvarani 1507
20 PremierAndrew 1501
21 LosBrolin 1493
22 Leadbelly 1489
23 Triley36 1463
24 DJSprtsch 1437
25 Mellow_Velo 1435
26 BikeRacer33 1423
27 Will10 1411
28 Minessa 1401
29 Karaev 1385
30 Bminchow 1382
31 Armchair_Cyclist 1372
32 Search 1326
33 Squire 1316
34 Yellow_Knight 1312
35 Otoxiep87 1286
36 Koronin 1262
36 Nathanptz 1262
38 ChrisDK 1255
39 Carlo_Algatrensig 1173
40 Tigerion 1070
41 LightBing 1054
42 BicycleBoy 1032
43 JustSomeGuy 1024
44 BluesInTheBottle 965
45 GodChild 816
Collective_Wisdom 1687

Almost all done: I suspect that much of today's change will be reversed tomorrow if, as expected, Roglic reclaims his podium position.
 
WooHoo!!!! I get two stage wins for the Giro. This is by far my most successful Grand Tour. Thank you Pello Bilbao for my two stage wins! He turned out to be by far my best pick for the Giro. I'm happily calling this a very successful Giro. I knew having a very unique team was either going to be a disaster or pay off big. With two stage wins I'm going with it paid off.
 
Stage 21 All done, with a rather uneventful ITT

As expected, Roglic and Landa swap places. In the absence of Haga from all our teams, that is the main effect of the stage. There is never a Pink Jersey bonus on the last stage.

ROGLIC Primoz 50 points 11 teams
CAMPENAERTS Victor 40 1
DE GENDT Thomas 25 4
MAJKA Rafal 25 2
CARUSO Damiano 15 1
LUDVIGSSON Tobias 10 1
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 8 1
NIBALI Vincenzo 3 43
DE LA PARTE GONZALEZ Victor 2 2
AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey 1 10
...
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban -2 18
O'CONNOR Ben -2 30
HIRT Jan -4 3
LANDA MEANA Mikel -50 32


1 Nathanptz 52 (Roglic, Nibali, Amador but O'Connor) (70 Purplish points)
2 BikeRacer33 51 (Roglic, Nibal but O'Connor) (40)
3 Armchair_Cyclist, Karaev, Mellow_Velo 49 (Roglic, Nibali, but O'Connor and Chaves) (16.67 each)
6 LightBing 29 (7)
7 Josedin 28 (5)
8 Leadbelly 3 (3)
9 LosBrolin, Rote_Laterne, Shalgo 2 (1 each)
12 Carlo_Algatrensig, GodChild, Koronin, Tigerion 1
16 Squire 0
17 BicycleBoy, BluesInTheBottle, JustSomeGuy, SafeBet -1
21 Minessa -21
22 Will10 -22
23 Del1962 -25
24 PremierAndrew -28
25 DJSprtsch, Otoxiep87 -39
27 Tobydawq -45
28 Vladimir -46
29 Fauniera -47
30 Bminchow -48
31 AmisVelo, ArchieBoy, ChrisDK, Comodoro, Googolplex, Kazistuta, Scrool07, Torcia86, Triley36, Yellow_Knight -49
41 TotalPackage -50
42 Laarsland, Search -51
44 Flo, Salvarani -53
Collective_Wisdom -50


Purplish points
Final stage winner Nathanptz jumps 13 places to 6th, but the positions above him are unchanged. Congratulations to minor classification winner Scrool07.

1 Scrool07 281
2 Torcia86 213.25
3 Flo 204.5
4 Fauniera 202.85
5 Otoxiep87 196.9
6 Nathanptz 155
7 Koronin 148
8 Laarsland 147.05
9 Josedin 137.5
10 TotalPackage 135.4
11 Tobydawq 134.5
12 DJSprtsch 133.57
13 Vladimir 126.25
14 ArchieBoy 123.5
15 Armchair_Cyclist 119.74
16 JustSomeGuy 116.2
17 Googolplex 109.97
18 Salvarani 101
19 Triley36 88.47
20 Karaev 77.44
21 Carlo_Algatrensig 75.17
22 Tigerion 74.9
23 BikeRacer33 67.42
24 PremierAndrew 58.67
25 Will10 53.65
26 LightBing 50
27 LosBrolin 43.5
28 SafeBet 43.27
29 AmisVelo 42.6
30 GodChild 40
31 Mellow_Velo 34.97
32 Kazistuta 31.57
33 Rote_Laterne 31
34 Comodoro 29.4
35 Minessa 23.15
36 Bminchow 15.75
37 Shalgo 13.5
38 Del1962 13.4
39 ChrisDK 13.1
40 BluesInTheBottle 8.7
41 BicycleBoy 7
42 Yellow_Knight 6
43 Leadbelly 5
44 Squire 4
45 Search 0.25

Final standings

No change on the podium, who all scored identically today, while Josedin's omission of Landa gets him back to 5th, meaning the 5 Carapaz teams fill the final top five places. SafeBet gets back into the top ten, which now has exactly the same order as it had after stage 19, before Landa's brief stand on the virtual podium. Mellow Velo and Bike Racer33, who have 5 riders in common and have moved in almost perfect step with each other throughout the race, share the final jump of the day mention with a 6 place move.

1 ArchieBoy 2173
2 Torcia86 2098
3 Scrool07 2018

4 Tobydawq 1973
5 Josedin 1822
6 Fauniera 1794
7 Del1962 1729
8 Laarsland 1623
9 SafeBet 1615
10 TotalPackage 1605
11 Googolplex 1585
12 Vladimir 1545
13 Rote_Laterne 1520
14 Shalgo 1515
15 AmisVelo 1502
16 LosBrolin 1495
17 Leadbelly 1492
18 Comodoro 1488
19 Mellow_Velo 1484
20 BikeRacer33 1474
21 PremierAndrew 1473
22 Flo 1471
23 Kazistuta 1462
24 Salvarani 1454
25 Karaev 1434
26 Armchair_Cyclist 1421
27 Triley36 1414
28 DJSprtsch 1398
29 Will10 1389
30 Minessa 1380
31 Bminchow 1334
32 Squire 1316
33 Nathanptz 1314
34 Search 1275
35 Koronin 1263
35 Yellow_Knight 1263
37 Otoxiep87 1247
38 ChrisDK 1206
39 Carlo_Algatrensig 1174
40 LightBing 1083
41 Tigerion 1071
42 BicycleBoy 1031
43 JustSomeGuy 1023
44 BluesInTheBottle 964
45 GodChild 817
Collective_Wisdom 1637

Congratulations to ArchieBoy for his win(as with the Spring Classics game, the winner is a newcomer to these games), to Torcia and Scrool for filling the podium, and to Tobydawq and Josedin for also identifying Carapaz as the way to go. So, were you really tipping him to win, or just thinking he was one of the cheaper picks who had a decent top 5 or so chance?

Thanks to all who had a go, to the riders we invested our points in, to CQ for the scores and PCS whose result service I used.

I'll work out some rider numbers tomorrow.
 
Re:

Squire said:
Thanks for running the game! As always, I love all the detailed numbers you provide.
Well done Archie Boy!! And many thanks to Armchair Cyclist. Give me 7 years until I retire and move to Europe and maybe I'll start doing better.
 
Top scoring riders

CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 838 points 5 teams
ROGLIC Primoz 563 11
NIBALI Vincenzo 480 43
ACKERMANN Pascal 355 0

LANDA MEANA Mikel 348 32
MOLLEMA Bauke 277 0

YATES Simon 271 4
DEMARE Arnaud 252 0

CICCONE Giulio 249 3
MAJKA Rafal 249 2
EWAN Caleb 235 20
MASNADA Fausto 231 3
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 220 0

ZAKARIN Ilnur 212 19
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 193 1
CONTI Valerio 158 0

SIVAKOV Pavel 157 10
CARTHY Hugh 148 2
FORMOLO Davide 147 6
CARUSO Damiano 142 1
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 136 18
VIVIANI Elia 135 0
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel 133 0
POLANC Jan 133 0

GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando 125 4
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd 117 1
MADOUAS Valentin 114 0
CIMA Damiano 110 0
CATTANEO Mattia 108 0



Top %age riders

He might have been maglia nera, but he Sho was a good return on investment (sorry)

HATSUYAMA Sho 150.0% (15 pts/10 cost) 3 teams
COVILI Luca 125.0 (15/12) 8
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 100.0 (136/136) 18
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 99.5 (838/842) 5
NIBALI Vincenzo 78.2 (480/614) 43
GAROSIO Andrea 71.4 (15/21) 3
CIMA Damiano 69.6 (110/158) 0
BENEDETTI Cesare 63.4 (85/134) 0

LANDA MEANA Mikel 62.5 (348/557) 32
CICCONE Giulio 59.4 (249/419) 3
HAGA Chad 58.6 0 (92/157)

DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd 55.2 (117/212) 1
AGNOLI Valerio 53.6 (15/28) 4
HENAO GOMEZ Sebastian 53.5 (61/114) 2
CAPECCHI Eros 50.0 (40/80) 0


Impeccable picks

CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
NIBALI Vincenzo
LANDA MEANA Mikel
CICCONE Giulio
SIVAKOV Pavel
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
BENEDETTI Cesare
DE LA PARTE GONZALEZ Victor
HENAO GOMEZ Sebastian
CAPECCHI Eros
SABATINI Fabio
SENNI Manuel
HATSUYAMA Sho


Best possible team
Somebody usually finds a higher scoring combination than I do, but the best I can see is:
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
NIBALI Vincenzo
LANDA MEANA Mikel
CICCONE Giulio
CONTI Valerio
CIMA Damiano
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
for a total of 2436


How The Game Was Won (Sorry Cosmo)

ArchieBoy's winning selection:
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 838
NIBALI Vincenzo 480
LANDA MEANA Mikel 348
MASNADA Fausto 231
SIVAKOV Pavel 157
CIMOLAI Davide 61
O'CONNOR Ben 40
SENNI Manuel 18


Torcia had five riders in common with Archie, so the win essentially boiled down to the difference between
MASNADA Fausto 231
SIVAKOV Pavel 157
CIMOLAI Davide 61
and
ZAKARIN Ilnur 212
FORMOLO Davide 147
VENTOSO ALBERDI Francisco Jose 15


Without wishing to put people off the Tour and Vuelta games, Tobydawq's near-podium here after his dominant performance in the Spring Classics game means that he is 1400 points clear in the 4 seasons challenge.


All these numbers, and more, are in the spreadsheet.

Tour starts on 6th July, scores will be based on up to 30 June, as in the download released on 1st July: I'll probably put up an initial post around about 28th June.

Just the three end of May updates to do for the Emerging Riders games this week, and I can look forward to more than a few CQ-free days for the first time since before the Omloop.
 

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