2019 Spring Classics CQ Game

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Race 11/21: E3 Harelbeke

STYBAR Zdenek 1st, 220pts for Just Some Guy, LightBing and Tobydawq
VAN AERT Wout 2nd, 132 for 15
VAN AVERMAET Greg 3rd, 112 for BlackBandit222
BETTIOL Alberto 4th, 96 for 17
POLITT Nils 6th, 76 for Search
TRENTIN Matteo 7th, 66 for 15
NAESEN Oliver 8th, 58 for SemirS

plus 11 riders placed 11th-30th, and 22 other finishers.

A huge winning margin for the team that is Sky-ing this game.

1 Tobydawq 574 (Stybar, Van Aert, Bettiol, Trentin, Langeveld (35) and 5 fivers; 80 Green pts)
2 LightBing 352 (Stybar, Bettiol, Benoot (21) and 3 fivers; 50)
3 Chiron 320 (Van Aert,Bettiol, Trentin, Cort (16) and 2 others; 35)
4 Scrool07 276 (Van Aert, Bettiol, Benoot, Plankaert (12) and 3 others; 25)
5 Madrazo 265 (15)
6 Josedin 263 (10)
7 AmisVelo 255 (5)
8 PremierAndrew 248 (3)
9 JustSomeGuy 243 (2)
10 SemirS 225 (1)
11 ThePirate81 220
12 Bminchow 213
13 Flo 195
14 Otoxiep87, Salvarani 188
16 Kazistuta 187
17 Joelsim 182
18 Triley36, Leadbelly 180
20 GPBlanco 155
21 Search 153
22 Postmanhat 152
23 Blues_in_the_Bottle, Del1962 147
25 BlackBandit222, Nathanptz 142
27 MellowVelo 137
28 Laarsland 134
29 LosBrolin 128
30 RoteLaterne 126
31 Armchair 116
32 Vladimir, Comodoro 91
34 Safebet 76
35 NorthAmericanScum 33
SoLastYear 29
CollectiveWisdom 309

Green Points

Toby's domination now extends to this one as well. Chiron and Scrool also move up, and LightBing is in the top ten.

1 Tobydawq 242.38
2 JustSomeGuy 175.13
3 Chiron 165.95
4 Otoxiep87 141.63
5 Laarsland 141
6 LightBing 120.04
7 Bminchow 114.5
8 Scrool07 105.04
9 SemirS 98.42
10 Leadbelly 80.54


Standings
An already impressive lead is massively increased. The podium is unchanged, but Premier Andrew adds 2 more steps forward to recent progress behind that, and Madrazo, Amis Velo and LightBing are new names in the top ten, the last of these on the back of a 10 point rise.

1 Tobydawq 1455
2 Chiron 1099
3 SemirS 822
4 PremierAndrew 806
5 Bminchow 783
6 Joelsim 757
7 Madrazo 755
8 JustSomeGuy 751
9 LightBing 740
10 AmisVelo 719
11 Blues_in_the_Bottle 701
12 Del1962 682
13 Josedin 673
14 ThePirate81 668
15 Scrool07 655
16 Triley36 652
17 Laarsland 636
18 Postmanhat 606
19 Otoxiep87 604
20 Salvarani 592
21 Kazistuta 572
22 Leadbelly 541
23 GPBlanco 529
24 Flo 518
25 LosBrolin 507
26 BlackBandit222 504
27 Search 499
28 Armchair 471
29 Safebet 464
30 Nathanptz 444
31 MellowVelo 442
32 RoteLaterne 385
33 Vladimir 372
34 NorthAmericanScum 300
35 Comodoro 282
SoLastYear 182
CollectiveWisdom 749

Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday: surely the game can't be decided already.
 
Race 12/21: Gent-Wevelgem

Managers need a good reason to spend 750 points + on a rider in this game, and no one thought that Kristoff, Degenkolb or Van Poppel provided sufficient reason. If they don't follow up their results today with something else good, that might have been a fair judgement (although I dare say there will be more expensive riders that were picked scoring less by the end of the game) We certainly got some of the good scorers into our teams though.

NAESEN Oliver 3rd, 112pts for SemirS
VAN DER POEL Mathieu 4th, 96 pts for 13 teams
PETIT Adrien 6th, 76 pts for Otoxiep87
TRENTIN Matteo 7th, 66 for 15 teams
DEBUSSCHERE Jens 10th, 46 for 3

Between us, we also selected 11 more of the top 30, plus 16 lower, 5 point, finishers.



And look who is lurking in 3rd on the day, with no less than 9 of his riders adding to his ridiculously high total...

1 Joelsim 226 (Van der Poel, Trentin, Kung (21pts) Rowe (18), Gaviria (15) and 2 5s; 80 Green points)
2 SemirS 225 (Naesen, Van der Poel, Langeveld (10), Van Aert (7); 50 GPts)
3 Tobydawq 217 (Van der Poel, Trentin, Rowe, Langeveld, Van Aert, 4 fivers; 35 GPts)
4 ThePirate81 199 (Van der Poel, Trentin, Rowe, Gilbert, 1 fiver; 25)
5 Chiron 179 (15)
6 Search 163 (10)
7 Otoxiep87 152 (5)
8 PremierAndrew 151 (3)
9 Madrazo 146 (2)
10 Salvarani 145 (1)
11 AmisVelo, Del1962 136
13 Kazistuta 135
14 Bminchow 134
15 Flo 131
16 Blues_in_the_Bottle 129
17 Armchair 124
18 Triley36 123
19 RoteLaterne 114
20 LosBrolin 108
21 Nathanptz 95
22 Comodoro, Safebet 94
24 Vladimir 92
25 Laarsland 74
26 Scrool07 65
27 NorthAmericanScum 59
28 Leadbelly 54
29 BlackBandit222 49
30 LightBing, Postmanhat 45
32 Josedin 35
33 JustSomeGuy 33
34 MellowVelo 30
35 GPBlanco 22
SoLastYear 13
CollectiveWisdom 106

Green Points

Toby extends his lead, Chiron moves up to second, SemirS jumps 4, and Joelsim comes from just outside the top 10 to 4th.

1 Tobydawq 277.38
2 Chiron 180.95
3 JustSomeGuy 175.13
4 Joelsim 154.49
5 SemirS 148.42
6 Otoxiep87 146.63
7 Laarsland 141
8 LightBing 120.04
9 Bminchow 114.5
10 Scrool07 105.04



Standings

Toby's lead gets still bigger, in an unchanged podium. Joelsim in 4th is up 2 places, and The Pirate joins the top ten on the strength of a 6 place jump (matched by Search in a more modest position in the table) Blues in the Bottle reappears in the top ten.

1 Tobydawq 1672
2 Chiron 1278
3 SemirS 1047
4 Joelsim 983
5 PremierAndrew 957
6 Bminchow 917
7 Madrazo 901
8 ThePirate81 867
9 AmisVelo 855
10 Blues_in_the_Bottle 830
11 Del1962 818
12 LightBing 785
13 JustSomeGuy 784
14 Triley36 775
15 Otoxiep87 756
16 Salvarani 737
17 Scrool07 720
18 Laarsland 710
19 Josedin 708
20 Kazistuta 707
21 Search 662
22 Postmanhat 651
23 Flo 649
24 LosBrolin 615
25 Armchair 595
25 Leadbelly 595
27 Safebet 558
28 BlackBandit222 553
29 GPBlanco 551
30 Nathanptz 539
31 RoteLaterne 499
32 MellowVelo 472
33 Vladimir 464
34 Comodoro 376
35 NorthAmericanScum 359
SoLastYear 195
CollectiveWisdom 855

Dwars door Vlaanderen on Wednesday, then his big brother Ronde van next Sunday.
 
Race 13/21: Dwars door Vlaanderen

VAN DER POEL Mathieu 1st, 180pts 13 teams
PÖSTLBERGER Lukas 4th, 78pts for Kazistuta and Vladimir
BENOOT Tiesj 5th, 70 for LightBing and Scrool07
ROWE Luke 6th, 62 for 25 teams
LAMPAERT Yves 8th, 46 for 3 teams
HAUSSLER Heinrich 10th, 36 for 8 teams

and we also had between us 8 more of the top 25 and 31 five pointers


Probably largely due to the popularity of the winner, this race has been beaten in terms of points yielded only by the E3 Harelbeke (though should be passed on Sunday)

1 Madrazo 304 (Van der Poel, Rowe, Haussler, Roelandts and 3 fivers; 80 points for green jersey)
2 Search 302 (Van der Poel, Rowe, Keukeleire (30), Pollitt (10) and 4 fivers; 50 pts)
3 Armchair 293 (Van der Poel, Rowe, Haussler and 3 fivers; 35)
4 Joelsim 271 (25)
5 Tobydawq 267 (15)
6 PremierAndrew 266 (10)
7 AmisVelo, Del1962, ThePirate81 257 (3.33 each)
10 Triley36 206 (1)
11 Chiron 205
12 Blues_in_the_Bottle 200
13 SemirS 197
14 Kazistuta, Laarsland 169
16 Scrool07 152
17 Leadbelly 148
18 Vladimir 144
19 Salvarani 134
20 Flo 130
21 RoteLaterne 129
22 Comodoro 113
23 JustSomeGuy 103
24 Otoxiep87 100
25 NorthAmericanScum 98
26 BlackBandit222, Josedin 92
28 LightBing 85
29 Safebet 83
30 Postmanhat 82
31 MellowVelo 78
32 LosBrolin 72
33 Nathanptz 43
34 GPBlanco 36
35 Bminchow 30
SoLastYear 20
CollectiveWisdom 88

Green points

Madrazo gets into the top ten, and Joelsim moves up one place on what would be a very tight podium if it were not for Toby.

1 Tobydawq 292.38
2 Chiron 180.95
3 Joelsim 179.49
4 JustSomeGuy 175.13
5 SemirS 148.42
6 Otoxiep87 146.63
7 Laarsland 141
8 LightBing 120.04
9 Madrazo 118.42
10 Bminchow 114.5


Standings

This is about as close as races last year in the Junior category: Chiron in 2nd is closer to 10th place than first, but is nevertheless well clear of third.
That third spot has a new occupant, Joelsim moving up one place, and although there are no new entries in the top ten, 4 other members of it move up a bit. Search moved up 9 places, but Armchair pips him with an 11 place jump.

1 Tobydawq 1939
2 Chiron 1483
3 Joelsim 1254
4 SemirS 1244
5 PremierAndrew 1223
6 Madrazo 1205
7 ThePirate81 1124
8 AmisVelo 1112
9 Del1962 1075
10 Blues_in_the_Bottle 1030
11 Triley36 981
12 Search 964
13 Bminchow 947
14 Armchair 888
15 JustSomeGuy 887
16 Laarsland 879
17 Kazistuta 876
18 Scrool07 872
19 Salvarani 871
20 LightBing 870
21 Otoxiep87 856
22 Josedin 800
23 Flo 779
24 Leadbelly 743
25 Postmanhat 733
26 LosBrolin 687
27 BlackBandit222 645
28 Safebet 641
29 RoteLaterne 628
30 Vladimir 608
31 GPBlanco 587
32 Nathanptz 582
33 MellowVelo 550
34 Comodoro 489
35 NorthAmericanScum 457
SoLastYear 215
CollectiveWisdom 943

Come back to find out what miserable fraction of Toby's score you have after the Ronde on Sunday.
 
You could find the threads in the games sub-forum, and scan through them.

Or you could look at the thread for each year's competition, download the final spreadsheet from Dropbox, and trawl through those.

I wouldn't have any quicker way (well, I think I have all the spreadsheets on my own laptop, so one step less)

That confident for Sunday, are you?
 
I just saw once that someone had done all kinds of statistics of the year-long game and thought maybe they had done the same for this :)

And to the final question: Let's just say that I am guaranteed 55 points if all my riders finish.
 
Can't be certain, but I doubt the scores for Paris Roubaix in the first (2013) edition of the game have been topped:
1 Afrank 670 (Cancellara, Vanmarcke, Stybar, Langeveld +3)
2 rmeloa 640 (Cancellara, Vanmarcke, Langeveld, Eisel, Breschel +4)
3 LightBing 560 (Cancellara, Vanmarcke, Eisel, Breschel +3)

Still fancy your chances on Sunday?
 
Re:

Armchair cyclist said:
Can't be certain, but I doubt the scores for Paris Roubaix in the first (2013) edition of the game have been topped:
1 Afrank 670 (Cancellara, Vanmarcke, Stybar, Langeveld +3)
2 rmeloa 640 (Cancellara, Vanmarcke, Langeveld, Eisel, Breschel +4)
3 LightBing 560 (Cancellara, Vanmarcke, Eisel, Breschel +3)

Still fancy your chances on Sunday?
Well, I got 574 in E3 and there are more points on offer in Flanders, plus van der Poel didn't do E3.
 
Race 14/21: Ronde van Vlaanderen

A popular winner, but the rest of the podium went unselected, for very different reasons.

BETTIOL Alberto 1st, 280pts 17 teams
VAN DER POEL Mathieu 4th, 125 13 teams
POLITT Nils 5th, 112 for Search
NAESEN Oliver 7th, 90 for SemirS
BENOOT Tiesj 9th, 70 for LightBing and Scrool
VAN AVERMAET Greg 10th, 62 for BlackBandit
Plus 11 more of the top 30, and 31 five point finishers.


Toby didn't break the game record for one race, as he had hoped for, but still topped the table by a healthy margin...
1 Tobydawq 543 (Bettiol, Van der Poel, Van Aert (38), Langeveld (34), Vandenburgh (24), Trentin (22), Rowe (10) and 2 fivers) 80 Green pts
2 Madrazo 487 (Bettiol, Van der Poel, Van Aert, Vanmarcke (14), Rowe and 4 fivers) 50
3 AmisVelo 486 (Bettiol, Van der Poel, Van Aert, Van Baarle (28), Rowe and 1 fiver) 35
4 PremierAndrew 482 (Bettiol, Van der Poel, Van Aert, Vanmarcke, Rowe and 3 fivers) 25
5 Chiron 470 15 G pts
6 Joelsim 452 10
7 ThePirate81 437 5
8 Armchair 425 3
9 Scrool07 408 2
10 Leadbelly 383 1
11 Flo 381
12 LightBing 379
13 Otoxiep87 354
15 Kazistuta, Search 351
17 Laarsland 349
14 Josedin 353
18 Salvarani 332
19 SemirS 301
20 Triley36 230
21 Del1962 188
22 Blues_in_the_Bottle 178
23 BlackBandit222 139
24 RoteLaterne 128
25 Bminchow 103
26 GPBlanco 100
27 Safebet 84
28 Postmanhat 82
29 Nathanptz 76
30 Comodoro 75
31 MellowVelo 72
32 Vladimir 66
33 NorthAmericanScum 49
34 LosBrolin 46
35 JustSomeGuy 30
SoLastYear 24
CollectiveWisdom 402

Green Points
I introduced this thinking we might get some close competition, maybe featuring someone other than those in the hunt for the main game: little did I know...
Madrazo moves up 4 places

1 Tobydawq 372.38
2 Chiron 195.95
3 Joelsim 189.49
4 JustSomeGuy 175.13
5 Madrazo 168.42
6 SemirS 148.42
7 Otoxiep87 146.63
8 Laarsland 141
9 LightBing 120.04
10 Bminchow 114.5

Standings
If this were a boxing match...

The lead extends still further, now over 500 points. Just off the podium, Premier Andrew, Madrazo and Amis Velo all make progress, and Search and Armchair Cyclist show up in the top 10. Scrool and LightBing, both just outside the top ten, each rise 7 places.

1 Tobydawq 2482
2 Chiron 1953
3 Joelsim 1706
4 PremierAndrew 1705
5 Madrazo 1692
6 AmisVelo 1598
7 ThePirate81 1561
8 SemirS 1545
9 Search 1315
10 Armchair 1313
11 Scrool07 1280
12 Del1962 1263
13 LightBing 1249
14 Laarsland 1228
15 Kazistuta 1227
16 Triley36 1211
17 Otoxiep87 1210
18 Blues_in_the_Bottle 1208
19 Salvarani 1203
20 Flo 1160
21 Josedin 1153
22 Leadbelly 1126
23 Bminchow 1050
24 JustSomeGuy 917
25 Postmanhat 815
26 BlackBandit222 784
27 RoteLaterne 756
28 LosBrolin 733
29 Safebet 725
30 GPBlanco 687
31 Vladimir 674
32 Nathanptz 658
33 MellowVelo 622
34 Comodoro 564
35 NorthAmericanScum 506
SoLastYear 239
CollectiveWisdom 1345

Scheldeprijs on Wednesday, Spreadsheet on Dropbox
 
Re: Re:

tobydawq said:
Armchair cyclist said:
Can't be certain, but I doubt the scores for Paris Roubaix in the first (2013) edition of the game have been topped:
1 Afrank 670 (Cancellara, Vanmarcke, Stybar, Langeveld +3)
2 rmeloa 640 (Cancellara, Vanmarcke, Langeveld, Eisel, Breschel +4)
3 LightBing 560 (Cancellara, Vanmarcke, Eisel, Breschel +3)

Still fancy your chances on Sunday?
Well, I got 574 in E3 and there are more points on offer in Flanders, plus van der Poel didn't do E3.
No record, or even season's best, but still left everyone else in the shade.

Teams for this game will be made differently from next year...
 
Race 15/21: Scheldeprijs

No joy in "his" race for the 7 teams who have chosen Kittel, but some teams have gained something.
BOECKMANS KRIS 6th, 48pts for Chiron
PHILIPSEN Jasper 9th, 30 for 9 teams
CAPIOT Amaury 15th, 11 for 8 teams
NAESEN Lawrence 16th, 10 for Tobydawq and Laarsland
MCLAY Daniel 17th, 9 for Joelsim
PLANCKAERT Baptiste 18th, 8 4 teams
and 2 five pointers

1 Chiron 78 (Chiron & Philipsen) 80 Green Points
2 Bminchow 41 (Philipsen and Capiot) 50
3 Joelsim 39(Philipsen and McLay) 35
4 ThePirate81 35 (Philipsen and (Philipsen and Van Stayen) 25
5 Otoxiep87, Blues_in_the_Bottle, Josedin, BlackBandit222, NorthAmericanScum 30 7 each
10 Laarsland 21 1
11 Search 16
12 LightBing, Armchair, Nathanptz, GPBlanco 11
16 Tobydawq 10
17 Madrazo ,Scrool07, AmisVelo, 8
21 Kazistuta 5
22 The rest 0
SoLastYear 16
CollectiveWisdom 0


Green Points
Chiron narrows the gap, but it is still nearly 100 points. In the lower part of the top ten, Otoxiep overtakes SemirS, but Bminchow overtakes both of those and 2 others.

1 Tobydawq 372.38
2 Chiron 275.95
3 Joelsim 224.49
4 JustSomeGuy 175.13
5 Madrazo 168.42
6 Bminchow 164.5
7 Otoxiep87 153.63
8 SemirS 148.42
9 Laarsland 142
10 LightBing 120.04


Standings
Normally, is the team in secoond is top scorer, and the leader is way down the field, we would dwell on a narrowing of the gap. This year is not normal. Rather underwhelmingly, the highest placed riser, and joint biggest (2 place) jump of the day with BitB immediately behind him, is Otoxiep87 all the way down in 15th.

1 Tobydawq 2492
2 Chiron 2031
3 Joelsim 1745
4 PremierAndrew 1705
5 Madrazo 1700
6 AmisVelo 1606
7 ThePirate81 1596
8 SemirS 1545
9 Search 1331
10 Armchair 1324
11 Scrool07 1288
12 Del1962 1263
13 LightBing 1260
14 Laarsland 1249
15 Otoxiep87 1240
16 Blues_in_the_Bottle 1238
17 Kazistuta 1232
18 Triley36 1211
19 Salvarani 1203
20 Josedin 1183
21 Flo 1160
22 Leadbelly 1126
23 Bminchow 1091
24 JustSomeGuy 917
25 Postmanhat 815
26 BlackBandit222 814
27 RoteLaterne 756
28 LosBrolin 741
29 Safebet 725
30 GPBlanco 698
31 Vladimir 674
32 Nathanptz 669
33 MellowVelo 622
34 Comodoro 564
35 NorthAmericanScum 536
SoLastYear 255
CollectiveWisdom 1345

The last ride for many of the selected riders on Sunday in Paris-Roubaix.
 
Eight riders in Paris-Roubaix. here's hoping for a miracle comeback. Come on Sky.

VAN AERT Wout
TRENTIN Matteo
DEBUSSCHERE Jens
VAN BAARLE Dylan
PHILIPSEN Jasper
THEUNS Edward
STANNARD Ian
BOOM Lars
 
Race 16/21: Paris-Roubaix

GILBERT Philippe 1st, 280pts for Los Brolin, Nathanptz and ThePirate81
POLITT Nils 2nd, 170 for Search
LAMPAERT Yves 3rd, 145 for Laarsland, Leadbelly and Otoxiep87
VANMARCKE Sep 4th, 125 for 16 teams
SENECHAL Florian 6th, 100 for Leadbelly and Salvarani
TEUNISSEN Mike 7th, 90 for 3 teams
STYBAR Zdenek 8th, 80 for 3 teams
LANGEVELD Sebastian 10th, 62 for 6 teams
plus 12 more of the top 30 and 18 five pointers

5 of the top ten is a fine performance for Leadbelly:
1 Leadbelly 537 (Lampaert, Vanmarcke, Senechal, Teunissen, Langeveld and 3 fivers) 80 green points
2 LosBrolin 415 (Gilbert, Vanmarcke and 2 fivers) 50 G pts
3 Search 379 (Politt, Vanmarcke, Langeveld, Keukeleire (7) and 3 fivers) 35
4 Nathanptz 327 25
5 Laarsland 318 15
6 ThePirate81 295 10
7 RoteLaterne 272 5
8 Vladimir 268 3
9 SemirS 249 2
10 LightBing 220 1
11 NorthAmericanScum 204
12 Madrazo 203
13 Tobydawq 200
14 Kazistuta 199
15 Flo 186
16 Otoxiep87 184
17 GPBlanco 177
18 PremierAndrew 165
19 Safebet 162
20 Salvarani 158
21 MellowVelo 155
22 JustSomeGuy 128
23 BlackBandit222 115
24 Triley36 109
25 Comodoro 80
26 Blues_in_the_Bottle 79
27 Joelsim 74
28 Bminchow 62
29 AmisVelo 57
30 Armchair 53
30 Postmanhat 53
32 Del1962 45
33 Scrool07 42
34 Josedin 40
35 Chiron 35
SoLastYear 164
CollectiveWisdom 187

Green points

1 Tobydawq 372.38
2 Chiron 275.95
3 Joelsim 224.49
4 JustSomeGuy 175.13
5 Madrazo 168.42
6 Bminchow 164.5
7 Leadbelly 161.54
8 Laarsland 157
9 Otoxiep87 153.63
10 SemirS 150.42

Laarsland overtakes 2 teams, but is in turn overtaken by Leadbelly as he enters the top ten.

Standings

The lead gets bigger still, while the strength of Chiron's hold of second place is shown by still having a decent margin after being last on the day. It is Madrazo's turn to sit in third (up 2 places) and Pirate81 has had a 3 place rise to 4th. Leadbelly is the only new member of the top 10, and has the biggest jump of the day by some distance (13 places, 2nd best was 5)

1 Tobydawq 2692
2 Chiron 2066
3 Madrazo 1903
4 ThePirate81 1891
5 PremierAndrew 1870
6 Joelsim 1819
7 SemirS 1794
8 Search 1710
9 Leadbelly 1663
9 AmisVelo 1663
11 Laarsland 1567
12 LightBing 1480
13 Kazistuta 1431
14 Otoxiep87 1424
15 Armchair 1377
16 Salvarani 1361
17 Flo 1346
18 Scrool07 1330
19 Triley36 1320
20 Blues_in_the_Bottle 1317
21 Del1962 1308
22 Josedin 1223
23 LosBrolin 1156
24 Bminchow 1153
25 JustSomeGuy 1045
26 RoteLaterne 1028
27 Nathanptz 996
28 Vladimir 942
29 BlackBandit222 929
30 Safebet 887
31 GPBlanco 875
32 Postmanhat 868
33 MellowVelo 777
34 NorthAmericanScum 740
35 Comodoro 644
SoLastYear 419
CollectiveWisdom 1532

So, who have we selected for the hillier races to come?
 
Race 17/21: Brabantse Pijl

Very enjoyable race, and not only because my riders were not hopeless.

VAN DER POEL Mathieu 1st, 140pts 13 teams
WELLENS Tim 3rd, 72pts for Just Some Guy
BETTIOL Alberto 6th, 48 for 17 teams
GASPAROTTO Enrico 7th, 42 for 2
KREUZIGER Roman 15th, 11 for 2
VAKOC Petr 27th 5 for 15

1 Armchair 204 (Van der Poel, Bettiol, Kreuziger, Vakoc) 80 Green pts
2 AmisVelo, Chiron, Joelsim, ThePirate81, Tobydawq 193 (Van der Poel, Bettiol, Vakoc) 27 green pts each
7 Madrazo, PremierAndrew 188 (Van der Poel, Bettiol) 4 each
9 Blues_in_the_Bottle, Del1962, Search, SemirS, Triley36 140 0.6 each
14 Otoxiep87 90
15 JustSomeGuy 77
16 MellowVelo 58
17 Josedin, Leadbelly, LightBing 53
20 Flo, Kazistuta, Laarsland, Salvarani, Scrool07 48
25 BlackBandit222, Bminchow, LosBrolin, Safebet 5
29 The rest 0
29 Collective Wisdom 53


Green jersey
The top three here were all among the 5 teams in joint second. No changes in position for anyone in the top ten, so the big news is that I am up to 11th!

1 Tobydawq 399.38
2 Chiron 302.95
3 Joelsim 251.49
4 JustSomeGuy 175.13
5 Madrazo 172.42
6 Bminchow 164.5
7 Leadbelly 161.54
8 Laarsland 157
9 Otoxiep87 153.63
10 SemirS 151.02


Standings

The top six all scored within 5 points of each other today. Amis Velo moving up one spot is the only positive movement in the top ten, and four teams have three place rises: Armchair, Triley, Blues in the Bottle and Del1962.

1 Tobydawq 2885
2 Chiron 2259
3 Madrazo 2091
4 ThePirate81 2084
5 PremierAndrew 2058
6 Joelsim 2012
7 SemirS 1934
8 AmisVelo 1856
9 Search 1850
10 Leadbelly 1716
11 Laarsland 1615
12 Armchair 1581
13 LightBing 1533
14 Otoxiep87 1514
15 Kazistuta 1479
16 Triley36 1460
17 Blues_in_the_Bottle 1457
18 Del1962 1448
19 Salvarani 1409
20 Flo 1394
21 Scrool07 1378
22 Josedin 1276
23 LosBrolin 1161
24 Bminchow 1158
25 JustSomeGuy 1122
26 RoteLaterne 1028
27 Nathanptz 996
28 Vladimir 942
29 BlackBandit222 934
30 Safebet 892
31 GPBlanco 875
32 Postmanhat 868
33 MellowVelo 835
34 NorthAmericanScum 740
35 Comodoro 644
SoLastYear 419
CollectiveWisdom 1585

Off to the Netherlands on Sunday. Dropboxy McDropboxface



Even with 4 races to go, that score of Tobydawq's puts previous winners in the shade, and although Chiron might feel that his second place is distant, it already bears comparison with previous winners. There has been some score inflation as more races have been upgraded to WT status, but these are impressive scores.


2018
1 Madrazo 2314
2 The_Asian 2308
3 Hakkie 2307
4 Armchair 2277
5 Nathanptz 2274

2017
1 JustSomeGuy 2112
2 Kazistuta 1955
3 MellowVelo 1921
4 EvansIsTheBest 1904
5 AG 1783

2016
1 Vladimir 2378
2 Murrjt 2052
3 Kazistuta 2043
4 RoteLaterne 2007
5 Josedin 1926

2015
1 GeraintTooFast 1899
2 Search 1800
3 Asdfgh101 1732
4 DJW 1673
5 Karaev 1657

2014
1 Josedin 2197
2 Madrazo 2103
3 DJSprtsch 2075
4 JustSomeGuy 2060
5 asdfgh101 2030

2013
1 rmeloa 2186
2 mc_mountain 2099
3 Ruudz0r 1802
4 Fool on the Hill 1725
5 Hugo Koblet 1709
 
Only top 12 on CQ so far, among whom only MvdP and Trentin were selected, both fairly popular.

There are 4 teams who have both of them, among them Tobydawq, who now has the remarkable achievement of a team that has moved into profit. No-one has come remotely close to that before: chapeau.
 
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Armchair cyclist said:
Only top 12 on CQ so far, among whom only MvdP and Trentin were selected, both fairly popular.

There are 4 teams who have both of them, among them Tobydawq, who now has the remarkable achievement of a team that has moved into profit. No-one has come remotely close to that before: chapeau.
Thanks, that's pretty cool! I have to say, though, that my dear friend Mathieu has done some of the heavy lifting as well, it's not just me :D

But it's a bit funny that Chiron (number 2 in the standings) and I share 6 riders. All those 6 riders rode Amstel and none of out other riders did. So it was a guaranteed stalemate.

And now I think that's about it for me. Maybe Bettiol and Vakoc can get a few points in Liège, and I don't know if Trentin wants to squeeze the last out of his spring in Frankfurt? I was positively surprised by his performance today. But again he lost out in the sprint. He could have been that much more of a points machine this spring if a few things had gone a bit differently.
 
Race 18/21: Amstel Gold

Wow: that was extraordinary.
And I don't only mean Tobydawq's moving into a positive score.

VAN DER POEL Mathieu 1st, 220 points for 13 teams
TRENTIN Matteo 10th, 40 for 15
VAN AVERMAET Greg 14th, 27 for 1
KREUZIGER Roman 18th, 18 for 2
also 2 more of the top 30, and 13 five pointers


1 ThePirate81 276 (Van der Poel, Trentin, Gilbert (6) and 2 fivers) 80 Green points
2 Chiron, Joelsim, Tobydawq 270 (Van der Poel, Trentin and 2 fivers) 36.67 green points each
5 Armchair 253 (Van der Poel, Kreuziger and 3 fivers) 15
6 AmisVelo 245 (Van der Poel and 5 fivers) 10
7 Triley36 240 5
8 Del1962, Madrazo, PremierAndrew 235 2 each
11 SemirS 233
12 Blues_in_the_Bottle 230
13 Search 225
14 Nathanptz 61
15 Bminchow, Otoxiep87 55
17 Comodoro, Flo, Kazistuta, RoteLaterne, Safebet, Salvarani 50
23 LosBrolin 46
24 Vladimir 45
25 BlackBandit222 37
26 MellowVelo 28
27 GPBlanco, Josedin 20
29 Scrool07 15
30 NorthAmericanScum 10
31 JustSomeGuy, Laarsland, Leadbelly, LightBing, Postmanhat 5
SoLastYear 0
CollectiveWisdom 60


Green points

Today's top four (those combining van der Poel and Trentin) are now the top 4 in this, Pirate having jumped up from 13th. Those are the only 4 teams with a chance of winning, and other than moving down to accommodate Pirate's rise, there were no other changes in the top ten.

1 Tobydawq 436.05
2 Chiron 339.62
3 Joelsim 288.16
4 ThePirate81 206.32
5 JustSomeGuy 175.13
6 Madrazo 174.42
7 Bminchow 164.5
8 Leadbelly 161.54
9 Laarsland 157
10 Otoxiep87 153.63

Standings

The Pirate81 moves up one place to the podium, and Armchair up 2 to get into the top ten, while Triley36, Blues in the Bottle and Del1962 share the biggest rise (4 places) honours for the second stage in a row (essentially by being the lowest placed MvdP teams). Chiron is now the second highest scorer in the seven years of the game, and Tobydawq acheives a positive score, which no-one has come remotely near to before.

1 Tobydawq 3155
2 Chiron 2529
3 ThePirate81 2360
4 Madrazo 2326
5 PremierAndrew 2293
6 Joelsim 2282
7 SemirS 2167
8 AmisVelo 2101
9 Search 2075
10 Armchair 1834
11 Leadbelly 1721
12 Triley36 1700
13 Blues_in_the_Bottle 1687
14 Del1962 1683
15 Laarsland 1620
16 Otoxiep87 1569
17 LightBing 1538
18 Kazistuta 1529
19 Salvarani 1459
20 Flo 1444
21 Scrool07 1393
22 Josedin 1296
23 Bminchow 1213
24 LosBrolin 1207
25 JustSomeGuy 1127
26 RoteLaterne 1078
27 Nathanptz 1057
28 Vladimir 987
29 BlackBandit222 971
30 Safebet 942
31 GPBlanco 895
32 Postmanhat 873
33 MellowVelo 863
34 NorthAmericanScum 750
35 Comodoro 694
SoLastYear 419
CollectiveWisdom 1645
 
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