2019 TdF CQ Game

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I think it should go back to how it was. At least that is where I cast my vote.

If I have riders winning the stage or placing in the top 10 on the stage, I would be very sad to not get any green points because my one of my riders for GC lost a minute and is now projected for less at the end of the race. That I didnt pass any other players in the standings. If it is only quarenteed points, at least I would have been one of the players that scored the most points on the day and there for getting some shine and points in that competition. I think it is more fun following if I know I can at least win the daily ranking if my team and riders perform on a stage, especially if my team might not be doing so good or is projected to not do good.
 
OK, so change I have tried doesn't seem to have great support.

I'll continue it, because I have started and it does not seem right to abandon it halfway through a race.

But let's clarify what people are in favour of for other info I put up in this race and what I do for the Vuelta and future editions...

If we look at stage 10, the guaranteed points were:
van Aert Wout 80pts 1 team
Viviani Elia 50 no team
Ewan Caleb 35 16 teams
Matthews Michael 25 1 team
Alaphilippe Julian 20 (yellow jersey) no team
Sagan Peter 15 2 teams
Philipsen Jasper 10 no team
Colbrelli Sonny 5 2 teams
Trentin Matteo 3 1 team
Naesen Oliver 2 no team
Van Avermaet Greg 1 no team

and by team that is:
The Van Aert team 80
Combining Ewan and Matthews 60
2 teams with Ewan linked with Colbrelli 40
13 teams with Ewan alone 35
2 Sagan teams 15
A team with Matthews 3

What I had done prior to this year was simply to run the second classification as the total of these each day. As I say, that is susceptible to a lot of yellow jersey influence, even if it is not yet a feature in this edition. If this is what you want, it is already in my daily updates, as the guaranteed points top ten. On some days, a team, or several teams, might get well over a hundred; on another, with unfancied breakaway riders, there may be very low top score. It is very easy to post a daily top ten, or complete list, of this: it takes quite a bit of extra time to do the daily breakdown of which teams did well on account of which riders as I have in previous years.

If your preference is to apply the 80, 50, 35 to this daily ranking, then the yield would be:
The Van Aert team 80
Combining Ewan and Matthews 50
2 teams with Ewan linked with Colbrelli 30 each
13 teams with Ewan alone 2.77 each
2 Sagan teams and the team with Matthews nothing
This does run into the problem that Toby mentions about broad ties: there have been 2 stages this race which would have had 31 teams sharing joint 8th place. If you really want to see what it does, it is on the spreadsheet now as the 'Guaranteed Green' tab, the last one in the sheet, and the current standings would be:
1 LightBing 347.22
2 Koronin 233.86
3 BicycleBoy 188
3 Googolplex 188
5 TotalPackage 180.77
6 ArchieBoy 171.46
7 RattaKuningas 168.86
8 Otoxiep87 103.09
9 Ripley 101.88
10 JustSomeGuy 82.06
I could start posting this if there is real demand for it.
 
My thought is that for the green jersey competition the GC and yellow jersey shouldn't be part of the equation. A rider holding the actual green jersey in the race I could see having an influence, but not the yellow jersey or the polka dot jersey.

Obviously don't change it in the middle of the race.
 
Rest day 1 was yesterday, but I promised some numbers, so I'll do some quickly...(and then CN was not letting m open pages this morning, so it is even later...)

Guaranteed points

There are 23 riders who have won the points that come from 3rd on a stage or higher
ALAPHILIPPE Julian 254 pts (incl 120 yellow jersey points) 0 team
SAGAN Peter 235 for Bicycle Boy and Googolplex
EWAN Caleb 155 16 teams
VAN AERT Wout 152 Archieboy
TEUNISSEN Mike 150 (40 yellow pts) 0
VIVIANI Elia 150 0

MATTHEWS Michael 125 LightBing*
GROENEWEGEN Dylan 95 Total Package*
CICCONE Giulio 90 (40 yellow pts) 0
DE GENDT Thomas 80 Koronin*
IMPEY Daryl 80 0
TEUNS Dylan 80 0

COLBRELLI Sonny 75 Koronin* and RattaKunungas*
PINOT Thibaut 66 0

TRENTIN Matteo 63 1 BlackBandit222
STUYVEN Jasper 59 0
KRISTOFF Alexander 51 0
BENOOT Tiesj 50 0
VAN AVERMAET Greg 45 0
MEURISSE Xandro 43 0

THOMAS Geraint 38 Ripley
NIZZOLO Giacomo 35 0
TRATNIK Jan 35 0


So basically only one remotely popular pick is showing with any consistency here, Caleb Ewan. I have asterisked those who have a rare pick in this list if they also have Ewan.

The full rankings

1 Koronin 318
2 LightBing 295
3 TotalPackage 278
4 RattaKuningas 255
5 Googolplex 252
6 BicycleBoy 251
7 Otoxiep87 197
8 Scrool07 185
9 Comodoro 183
10 DJSprtsch 181
11 LosBrolin 177
11 Rote_Laterne 177
13 AmisVelo 174
13 Armchair_Cyclist 174
15 ArchieBoy 173
16 Shalgo 171
17 Kazistuta 168
18 Tigerion 159
19 BikeRacer33 157
20 BlackBandit222 82
21 Ripley 52
22 Laarsland 40
23 Search 36
24 Josedin 35
25 JustSomeGuy 31
25 Vladimir 31
27 Carlo_Algatrensig 30
28 Tobydawq 28
29 Fauniera 23
30 BluesInTheBottle 22
31 Del1962 21
31 Squire 21
31 Triley36 21
34 Leadbelly 20
34 Mellow_Velo 20
36 Bminchow 19
37 Salvarani 17
38 Yellow_Knight 11
Collective_Wisdom 171

If I were to rank each team's guaranteed points each day, and then apply the daily position points, we would have a lot of ties, and therefore a lot of decimals, and a table like this:
1 LightBing 346.22
2 Koronin 231.86
3 BicycleBoy 185
3 Googolplex 185
5 TotalPackage 175.77
6 ArchieBoy 165.46
7 RattaKuningas 161.86
8 Otoxiep87 95.09
9 Ripley 92.88
10 JustSomeGuy 72.06
11 DJSprtsch 70.09
12 BlackBandit222 65
13 Laarsland 51.84
14 Scrool07 40.85
15 AmisVelo 31.31
16 Kazistuta 30.85
17 Search 25.84
18 Comodoro 25.09
19 Vladimir 19.56
20 Bminchow 17.06
20 Del1962 17.06
22 Squire 16.6
23 Josedin 15.84
24 Armchair_Cyclist 15.09
24 LosBrolin 15.09
24 Rote_Laterne 15.09
24 Shalgo 15.09
28 BikeRacer33 14.63
28 Tigerion 14.63
30 BluesInTheBottle 10.84
30 Carlo_Algatrensig 10.84
32 Tobydawq 5.84
33 Fauniera 0.84
33 Leadbelly 0.84
33 Mellow_Velo 0.84
33 Salvarani 0.84
33 Triley36 0.84
38 Yellow_Knight 0.38
This is rather experimental, and might never be seen again: it is the last tab in the spreadsheet "Guaranteed Green".


Green points
Because this is based on the nett daily change of each team, it is meaningless to give rider scores. Discussion at CN suggests that there is a preference for returning to the guaranteed points. I will keep this going for this edition (it might be eventually considered an oddity like the 1906-12 tours decided by points rather than accumulated time), but we will have some kind of !vote after the tour, before the Vuelta to see what people prefer.
But, in the tradition of Mastermind, I have started so I'll finish, and in stage 10 we finally got every team onto the scoreboard.
1 Koronin 220
2 TotalPackage 166
3 RattaKuningas 131
4 JustSomeGuy 130
5 LightBing 124
6 Googolplex 105
7 Ripley 100
8 Del1962 96.5
9 Josedin 87
10 Search 82
11 BicycleBoy 80.5
12 Carlo_Algatrensig 75
13 ArchieBoy 70
13 Yellow_Knight 70
15 AmisVelo 65
16 Otoxiep87 62.5
17 Mellow_Velo 62
18 DJSprtsch 58
18 Shalgo 58
20 Laarsland 53.5
21 Squire 50
22 Tobydawq 45.5
23 BluesInTheBottle 43
24 Comodoro 39
25 BlackBandit222 35
26 Tigerion 34
27 Scrool07 25
28 Kazistuta 23
29 LosBrolin 12.5
29 Salvarani 12.5
31 Fauniera 11
32 Leadbelly 9.5
33 Vladimir 7
34 Armchair_Cyclist 6
35 Triley36 5
36 BikeRacer33 2.5
36 Rote_Laterne 2.5
38 Bminchow 1



The main points
You have seen the team rankings (see Monday night's post): these are the riders who have earned them (only those slelected shown, riders who have no stage points and outside GC top 50 have 20 points and are not shown.

THOMAS Geraint 488 1
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 394 28
SAGAN Peter 344 2
KRUIJSWIJK Steven 340 5
BUCHMANN Emanuel 293 1
MAS NICOLAU Enric 268 8
YATES Adam 230 4
MATTHEWS Michael 205 1
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander 205 9
EWAN Caleb 180 16
VAN AERT Wout 172 1
DE GENDT Thomas 150 1
KONRAD Patrick 130 1
URAN URAN Rigoberto 122 14
COLBRELLI Sonny 120 2
GROENEWEGEN Dylan 116 1
TRENTIN Matteo 108 1
BARGUIL Warren 88 10
KREUZIGER Roman 82 7
PORTE Richie 72 22
LANDA MEANA Mikel 68 7
GAUDU David 63 1
ARU Fabio 59 22
REICHENBACH Sébastien 53 2
ROCHE Nicolas 53 3
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc 52 6
MARTIN Tony 40 1
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis 37 8
BERHANE Natnael Teweldemedhin 35 1
CHEREL Mikael 33 1
KELDERMAN Wilco 30 3
DE PLUS Laurens 27 3
BERNARD Julien 26 2
KÄMNA Lennard 26 9
DOWSETT Alex 23 2
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan 23 1
ZABEL Rick 23 7
ZAKARIN Ilnur 23 1
GESCHKE Simon 21 1
ROSSKOPF Joey 21 1

Only 4 teams have suffered a DNF so far, three with Van Garderen and one with De Marchi.


To a large extent, it has been expensive riders getting big points: there are no very effective barcgains. The only riders (with >20 points) who are on course for a return of more than 25% are
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
THOMAS Geraint
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
KRUIJSWIJK Steven
BUCHMANN Emanuel
CICCONE Giulio
MAS NICOLAU Enric
TEUNISSEN Mike
DE GENDT Thomas
MEURISSE Xandro
KREUZIGER Roman
BERHANE Natnael Teweldemedhin
CHEREL Mikael
KÄMNA Lennard

with Ciccone on 50.2%, and Meurisse, Thomas, Bernal and De Gendt as the only ones on more than 33%


The riders who are putting the top teams on the top

1 Ripley 1184 (Thomas, Bernal, Barguil, Kreuziger, Porte and 3 20s)
2 Josedin 1065 (Bernal, Buchmann, Mas, Kamna, Zabel, Rosskopf)
3 Otoxiep87 1053 (Bernal, Mas, Ewan, Porte, Aru, T Martin)
4 Tobydawq 1009 (Bernal, Mas, Barguil, Kreuziger, Porte, Aru, Kamna)
5 AmisVelo 983 (Bernal, Quintana, Ewan, Porte, Aru, Cherel)
6 Search 971 (Bernal, Kruijswijk, Barguil, Landa, Geschke)
7 Laarsland 967 (Bernal, Kruijswijk, Barguil, Aru, Garcia, Zabel)
8 BicycleBoy 960 (Bernal, Sagan, Uran)
9 Scrool07 948 (Kruijswijk, Quintana, Ewan, Porte, Aru, Soler)
10 Armchair_Cyclist 946 (Bernal, Ewan, Uran, Kreuziger, Reichenbach, Zabel)
10 Googolplex 946 (Bernal, Sagan, Barguil, Henao, Zabel)

Despite his humble position in the table, Comodoro merits a mention for having all 8 of his riders doing more than the 20 point minimum.

Numbers galore
 
Stage 11 A fairly uneventful sprint stage.

Very little happening in GC apart from many people overtaking Ciccone, slight movement in the sprints classification, Soler sitting up, and the Zabel teams suffering the loss of a team member.

EWAN Caleb 90pts 16 teams
GROENEWEGEN Dylan 52 Total Package
SAGAN Peter 27 Bicycle Boy and Googolplex
COLBRELLI Sonny 20 2 Koronin and Ratta Kunungas
DEBUSSCHERE Jens 15 2
KONRAD Patrick 10 1
URAN URAN Rigoberto 10 14
...
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc -17 6
ZABEL Rick -20 7
MATTHEWS Michael -23 1


On the day

1 DJSprtsch 118 (Ewan, Debusschere, Uran) (80 green points)
2 Koronin 117 (Ewan, Colbrelli, Barguil) (42.5)
2 Shalgo 117 (Ewan, Uran and 4 more in profit) (42.5)
4 LosBrolin 111 (Ewan, Uran and 3 others) (20)
4 TotalPackage 111 (Ewan and Groenewegen, but Soler and Zabel) (20)
6 Rote_Laterne 109 (10)
7 RattaKuningas 100 (5)
8 AmisVelo 99 (3)
9 Kazistuta, Otoxiep87 97 (1.5 each)
11 BikeRacer33 96
12 Armchair_Cyclist 87
13 Comodoro 84
14 Scrool07, Tigerion 80
16 LightBing 69
17 BicycleBoy 37
18 Yellow_Knight 30
19 Salvarani 22
20 Squire 21
21 Tobydawq 20
22 Fauniera, Triley36 19
24 Googolplex, Ripley 18
26 Del1962, JustSomeGuy 17
28 Leadbelly 16
29 Bminchow, Carlo_Algatrensig 13
31 Search 12
32 Vladimir 8
33 Laarsland 4
34 BlackBandit222 3
35 Mellow_Velo 2
36 BluesInTheBottle -11
37 ArchieBoy -13
38 Josedin -20
Collective_Wisdom 114

Green points
The top three going into the rest day all got points today, with Koronin extending her lead. DJSprtsch leaps 15 places to 3rd, and Shalgo also breaks into the ten.

1 Koronin 262.5
2 TotalPackage 186
3 DJSprtsch 138
4 RattaKuningas 136
5 JustSomeGuy 130
6 LightBing 124
7 Googolplex 105
8 Shalgo 100.5
9 Ripley 100
10 Del1962 96.5


Guaranteed points

Today
Total Package 130
DJSprtsch 95
Koronin 91
RattaKuningas 90
Rote_Laterne 81
Eleven more Ewan teams 80

Total
1 Koronin 409
2 TotalPackage 408
3 LightBing 375
4 RattaKuningas 345
5 Googolplex 278
6 Otoxiep87 277
7 BicycleBoy 276
7 DJSprtsch 276
9 Scrool07 265
10 Comodoro 263


Standings

More change today than I would have expected, but the field is fairly evenly split between have-Ewans and have-nots. Otoxiep and Amis Velo rise from 3rd and 5th to take the lower steps on the virtual podium behind Ripley. Shalgo is the top of three new teams in the top ten, with Los Brolin and Rote Laterne just making it. Armchair Cyclist and Scrool both also make progress near the top, but the jump of the day is split 3 ways, with DJSprtsch and Koronin matching Shalgo's 8 place leap.

1 Ripley 1202
2 Otoxiep87 1150
3 AmisVelo 1082
4 Shalgo 1050
5 Josedin 1045
6 Armchair_Cyclist 1033
7 Tobydawq 1029
8 Scrool07 1028
9 LosBrolin 1021
10 Rote_Laterne 1018
11 BicycleBoy 997
12 DJSprtsch 993
13 Search 983
14 Laarsland 971
15 Googolplex 964
16 Koronin 963
16 RattaKuningas 963
18 Kazistuta 956
19 Carlo_Algatrensig 946
20 TotalPackage 938
21 Del1962 929
22 Comodoro 927
23 JustSomeGuy 923
24 Leadbelly 903
25 Bminchow 885
26 BluesInTheBottle 866
27 Squire 830
28 Vladimir 811
29 LightBing 792
30 Fauniera 791
31 Mellow_Velo 780
32 Salvarani 774
33 Triley36 764
34 Yellow_Knight 750
35 BikeRacer33 748
36 Tigerion 713
37 BlackBandit222 708
38 ArchieBoy 704
Collective_Wisdom 1069

A couple of Pyrenees tomorrow: I suspect it will not change things as much as an MTF, but something will happen.
 
Hoping my sprinter points (and need more breakaways with my riders in them) to hold onto the green.

I'm in a bit of shock that my team is mid pack right now. I expect to drop in that as I have 1 GC rider in Mas. I thought Barguil was racing for the KOM, which is why I picked him.
 
Stage 12 Unchallenged breakaway in the mountains

"but something will happen": meh, not much.


BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello 50 for Bminchow
TRENTIN Matteo 18 for BlackBandit222
COLBRELLI Sonny 15 2
FELLINE Fabio 15 7
ROCHE Nicolas 10 3
PAUWELS Serge 3 13
...
GROENEWEGEN Dylan -1 1
MATTHEWS Michael -1 1
CHEREL Mikael -2 1
DE PLUS Laurens -2 3
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis -2 8
REICHENBACH Sébastien -2 2
KELDERMAN Wilco -4 3
SAGAN Peter -11 2


On the day
1 Bminchow 53 (80 Green points)
2 LightBing 24 (50)
3 Otoxiep87 18 (35)
4 BlackBandit222 16 (25)
5 Kazistuta, Koronin, Laarsland, RattaKuningas 15 (8.25 each)
9 JustSomeGuy 13 (2)
10 TotalPackage 12 (1)
11 Carlo_Algatrensig, DJSprtsch 11
13 Del1962, Rote_Laterne, Scrool07, Search, Yellow_Knight 3
18 Googolplex 2
19 AmisVelo, BluesInTheBottle, Leadbelly 1
22 Fauniera, Josedin, Mellow_Velo, Ripley, Salvarani, Tigerion, Tobydawq 0
29 Vladimir -1
30 ArchieBoy, Armchair_Cyclist, Comodoro, LosBrolin, Squire -2
35 Triley36 -4
36 BikeRacer33, Shalgo -5
38 BicycleBoy -11
Collective_Wisdom 3


Green points

LightBing has a 3 place jump to the podium, Otoxiep up 8 places to the top ten, and Bminchow up 24 places to escape last spot.

1 Koronin 270.75
2 TotalPackage 187
3 LightBing 174
4 RattaKuningas 144.25
5 DJSprtsch 138
6 JustSomeGuy 132
7 Googolplex 105
8 Shalgo 100.5
9 Ripley 100
10 Otoxiep87 99

Guaranteed points

Today
Bminchow 50
7 teams with Felline 15 (including Total Package)
BlackBandit222 10

Total
1 TotalPackage 423
2 Koronin 409
3 LightBing 390
4 RattaKuningas 345
5 Googolplex 293
6 Otoxiep87 292
7 BicycleBoy 276
7 DJSprtsch 276
9 Scrool07 265
10 Comodoro 263
10 Kazistuta 263

Standings

Josedin, Scrool and Rote Laterne all manage to move up in the top ten, despite only scoring 6 points between them. Pello Bilbao gives Bminchow the best move of the day: 4 places.

1 Ripley 1202
2 Otoxiep87 1168
3 AmisVelo 1083
4 Josedin 1045
4 Shalgo 1045
6 Armchair_Cyclist 1031
6 Scrool07 1031
8 Tobydawq 1029
9 Rote_Laterne 1021
10 LosBrolin 1019
11 DJSprtsch 1004
12 BicycleBoy 986
12 Laarsland 986
12 Search 986
15 Koronin 978
15 RattaKuningas 978
17 Kazistuta 971
18 Googolplex 966
19 Carlo_Algatrensig 957
20 TotalPackage 950
21 Bminchow 938
22 JustSomeGuy 936
23 Del1962 932
24 Comodoro 925
25 Leadbelly 904
26 BluesInTheBottle 867
27 Squire 828
28 LightBing 816
29 Vladimir 810
30 Fauniera 791
31 Mellow_Velo 780
32 Salvarani 774
33 Triley36 760
34 Yellow_Knight 753
35 BikeRacer33 743
36 BlackBandit222 724
37 Tigerion 713
38 ArchieBoy 702
Collective_Wisdom 1072

Time Trials usually shake things up a bit...
 
Stage 13 ITT

There are popular picks among the main gainers and losers of the day

URAN URAN Rigoberto 95pts 14 teams
KRUIJSWIJK Steven 70 5
MAS NICOLAU Enric 62 8
THOMAS Geraint 50 1
PORTE Richie 38 22
DE GENDT Thomas 35 1
LANDA MEANA Mikel 10 7
...
KREUZIGER Roman -11 7
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander -20 9
VAN AERT Wout -20 1
BARGUIL Warren -29 10
BUCHMANN Emanuel -30 1
KONRAD Patrick -30 1
YATES Adam -70 4
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley -90 28


On the day

1 Squire 177 (Uran, Mas, Porte but Quintana) (80 green points)
2 Yellow_Knight 175 (Uran, Mas, Porte, Landa but Buchmann) (50)
3 RattaKuningas 109 (Kruijswijk and Porte) (35)
4 Scrool07 89 (25)
5 Kazistuta 84 (15)
6 Carlo_Algatrensig 74 (10)
7 TotalPackage 73 (5)
8 Koronin 68 (3)
9 Mellow_Velo 55 (2)
10 LosBrolin 45 (1)
11 Shalgo 35
12 Armchair_Cyclist 34
13 Del1962 25
14 JustSomeGuy 23
15 Otoxiep87 14
16 Fauniera 13
17 DJSprtsch 6
18 BicycleBoy 5
19 Salvarani -14
20 LightBing -16
21 Rote_Laterne -22
21 Tigerion -22
23 Tobydawq -28
24 Search -39
25 Ripley -42
26 Laarsland -45
27 Triley36 -48
28 BlackBandit222 -49
29 Comodoro -51
30 Josedin -57
31 AmisVelo -72
32 BikeRacer33 -74
33 Bminchow -81
34 ArchieBoy -111
35 Googolplex -117
36 BluesInTheBottle -122
37 Vladimir -136
38 Leadbelly -151
Collective_Wisdom 16


Green points

The top three all scored today, Ratta moving up to third in the process. Squire and Yellow Knight rise 16 and 7 places respectively to make the top ten.

1 Koronin 273.75
2 TotalPackage 192
3 RattaKuningas 179.25
4 LightBing 174
5 DJSprtsch 138
6 JustSomeGuy 132
7 Squire 130
8 Yellow_Knight 120
9 Googolplex 105
10 Shalgo 100.5

Guaranteed points

Today
Ripley 65
Squire, Yellow_Knight 42
Six teams with Uran and Porte 40

Total
1 Koronin 446
2 TotalPackage 433
3 LightBing 390
4 RattaKuningas 370
5 Otoxiep87 309
6 BicycleBoy 301
6 DJSprtsch 301
8 LosBrolin 297
9 Armchair_Cyclist 294
10 Googolplex 293


Standings

Ripley already had a decent lead, and then he got the best player on the day as a unique pick. Surely the lead would only get bigger, I thought.

But no: Otoxiep87 had a very modest score today, but Ripley's triple whammy of Bernal, Barguil and Kreuziger allowed him to take the lead. Scrool is up from 6th to 3rd, and is followed by RattaKunungas, the highest placed of 4 new entries to the top ten (well done also to Kazistuta, Koronin and Carlo). But it is Squire who gets the shout out for the fastest climbing of the day, up by 14 places.

1 Otoxiep87 1182
2 Ripley 1160
3 Scrool07 1120
4 RattaKuningas 1087
5 Shalgo 1080
6 Armchair_Cyclist 1065
7 LosBrolin 1064
8 Kazistuta 1055
9 Koronin 1046
10 Carlo_Algatrensig 1031
11 TotalPackage 1023
12 AmisVelo 1011
13 DJSprtsch 1010
14 Squire 1005
15 Tobydawq 1001
16 Rote_Laterne 999
17 BicycleBoy 991
18 Josedin 988
19 JustSomeGuy 959
20 Del1962 957
21 Search 947
22 Laarsland 941
23 Yellow_Knight 928
24 Comodoro 874
25 Bminchow 857
26 Googolplex 849
27 Mellow_Velo 835
28 Fauniera 804
29 LightBing 800
30 Salvarani 760
31 Leadbelly 753
32 BluesInTheBottle 745
33 Triley36 712
34 Tigerion 691
35 BlackBandit222 675
36 Vladimir 674
37 BikeRacer33 669
38 ArchieBoy 591
Collective_Wisdom 1088

Maybe he has been dislodged today, but insofar as Thomas looks even more likely to prevail eventually, and he must be expected to start garnering 20 point daily bonuses before long, perhaps the balance has indeed swung in Ripley's direction.


Or maybe not...
 
How the heck did I get into the top 10 in the overall? My team is so not a GC team. Barguil is supposed to be going after the KOM. That was my entire reason for putting him on my team. More nice points from De Gendt. Did NOT expect that today.
 
Stage 14 Tourmalet

Still waiting for the 600 points of winning position to appear in the game...
Some of the expensive picks confirmed today that they will not finish as high as some of us hoped 2 weeks ago.


LANDA MEANA Mikel 68 7
BARGUIL Warren 57 10
BUCHMANN Emanuel 57 1
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 45 28
KRUIJSWIJK Steven 40 5
URAN URAN Rigoberto 35 14
PORTE Richie 30 22
DE PLUS Laurens 22 3
GAUDU David 16 1
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc 14 6
KREUZIGER Roman 11 7
ARU Fabio 9 22
...
BERHANE Natnael Teweldemedhin -12 1
DE GENDT Thomas -15 1
TRENTIN Matteo -15 1
KONRAD Patrick -45 1
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander -70 9
YATES Adam -78 4
MAS NICOLAU Enric -160 8


On the day
1 Search 207 (Landa, Barguil, Bernal and Kruijswijk) (80 green points)
2 Salvarani 205 (Landa, Barguil, Bernal and Uran) (50)
3 Mellow_Velo 187 (Landa, Bernal, Uran, Porte, Aru) (35)
4 Fauniera 173 (Landa, Bernal, Uran, Gaudu, Aru) (25)
5 Triley36 160 (15)
6 Laarsland 149 (10)
7 Ripley 146 (5)
8 Rote_Laterne 143 (3)
9 Armchair_Cyclist 125 (2)
10 LosBrolin 117 (1)
11 Shalgo 115
12 DJSprtsch 102
13 Googolplex 98
14 Comodoro 96
15 RattaKuningas 93
16 BlackBandit222 91
17 BicycleBoy 80
18 TotalPackage 58
19 ArchieBoy 57
20 Leadbelly 49
21 Del1962 46
22 BluesInTheBottle 39
23 JustSomeGuy 31
24 Vladimir 26
25 Bminchow 24
26 Scrool07 20
26 Tigerion 20
28 AmisVelo 6
29 Tobydawq -8
30 BikeRacer33 -58
30 Josedin -58
32 Yellow_Knight -75
33 Carlo_Algatrensig -76
34 Otoxiep87 -81
35 LightBing -84
36 Koronin -118
37 Squire -158
38 Kazistuta -205


Green points

Search jumps 11 places to the middle of the top ten, and Ripley stumbles 1/2 a place to turn the top ten into a top eleven.

1 Koronin 273.75
2 TotalPackage 192
3 RattaKuningas 179.25
4 LightBing 174
5 Search 162
6 DJSprtsch 138
7 JustSomeGuy 132
8 Squire 130
9 Yellow_Knight 120
10 Googolplex 105
10 Ripley 105


Guaranteed points

Today
Search 62
Laarsland 52
Josedin 40
RattaKuningas, Scrool07, TotalPackage 35
Salvarani 32
Fauniera, Mellow_Velo 30
Triley36 25

Total
1 TotalPackage 468
2 Koronin 448
3 RattaKuningas 405
4 LightBing 390
5 Scrool07 325
6 Otoxiep87 324
7 BicycleBoy 321
7 DJSprtsch 321
9 LosBrolin 317
10 Armchair_Cyclist 314


Standings

Yesterday Thomas did well, and the team based on him dropped from the lead. Today he lost ground, and Ripley moves back to the top. Shalgo, Armchair and LosBrolin behind him each move up 3 places. Rote Laterne and DJSprtsch jump into the top ten, but they are both behind Search now, having been ahead of him this morning, due to Search's 15 place move.

1 Ripley 1306
2 Shalgo 1195
3 Armchair_Cyclist 1190
4 LosBrolin 1181
5 RattaKuningas 1180
6 Search 1154
7 Rote_Laterne 1142
8 Scrool07 1140
9 DJSprtsch 1112
10 Otoxiep87 1101
11 Laarsland 1090
12 TotalPackage 1081
13 BicycleBoy 1071
14 Mellow_Velo 1022
15 AmisVelo 1017
16 Del1962 1003
17 Tobydawq 993
18 JustSomeGuy 990
19 Fauniera 977
20 Comodoro 970
21 Salvarani 965
22 Carlo_Algatrensig 955
23 Googolplex 947
24 Josedin 930
25 Koronin 928
26 Bminchow 881
27 Triley36 872
28 Yellow_Knight 853
29 Kazistuta 850
30 Squire 847
31 Leadbelly 802
32 BluesInTheBottle 784
33 BlackBandit222 766
34 LightBing 716
35 Tigerion 711
36 Vladimir 700
37 ArchieBoy 648
38 BikeRacer33 611
Collective_Wisdom 1261
 
Stage 15 Triple mountain stage to Foix

Very mixed fortunes, as there are many popular riders moving up or down the GC.

LANDA MEANA Mikel 125pts 7 teams
KREUZIGER Roman 22 7
ARU Fabio 16 22
PORTE Richie 11 22
BARGUIL Warren 10 10
KÄMNA Lennard 10 9
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander 10 9
REICHENBACH Sébastien 10 2
...
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis -12 8
KONRAD Patrick -14 1
ROCHE Nicolas -14 3
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley -15 28
YATES Adam -21 4
URAN URAN Rigoberto -70 14
MAS NICOLAU Enric -103 8


On the day

1 Triley36 158 (Landa, Kreuziger, Aru, Porte but Bernal) (80)
2 Search 121 (Landa and Barguil, but Bernal) (50)
3 Tigerion 115 (Landa and Porte, but A Yates) (35)
4 Fauniera 71 (25)
5 Mellow_Velo 67 (15)
6 Bminchow 51 (10)
7 Salvarani 50 (5)
8 BikeRacer33 35 (3)
9 Scrool07 34 (2)
10 Ripley 33 (1)
11 AmisVelo 26
12 RattaKuningas 24
13 Vladimir 14
14 Laarsland 12
15 BlackBandit222 6
15 Comodoro 6
17 TotalPackage 1
18 LightBing 0
19 BluesInTheBottle -11
20 Googolplex -17
20 Leadbelly -17
22 ArchieBoy -31
23 Armchair_Cyclist -42
24 Del1962 -48
25 Rote_Laterne -49
25 Tobydawq -49
27 Yellow_Knight -51
28 Shalgo -56
29 LosBrolin -60
30 Kazistuta -68
31 JustSomeGuy -78
32 DJSprtsch -81
33 BicycleBoy -85
34 Otoxiep87 -91
35 Koronin -93
36 Josedin -113
37 Squire -138
38 Carlo_Algatrensig -173
Collective_Wisdom -48


Green points

Of this group, Search and Mellow Velo scored, and both moved up three places, today. Triley36 jumps 19 places, but doesn't make the cut for this group.

1 Koronin 273.75
2 Search 212
3 TotalPackage 192
4 RattaKuningas 179.25
5 LightBing 174
6 DJSprtsch 138
7 JustSomeGuy 132
8 Squire 130
9 Yellow_Knight 120
10 Mellow_Velo 114

Guaranteed points

Today
Fauniera 60
Search 53
Mellow_Velo, Triley36 51
Josedin, Salvarani 50
Tigerion, Yellow_Knight 36

Total
1 TotalPackage 471
2 Koronin 448
3 RattaKuningas 409
4 LightBing 390
5 LosBrolin 343
6 Otoxiep87 340
7 BicycleBoy 336
7 DJSprtsch 336
9 Armchair_Cyclist 330
9 Rote_Laterne 330

Standings

After 2 remarkable days of racing, Search has moved from 21st after the time trial to 2nd place: just imagine how someone with Pinot would have done this weekend. Ripley retains the lead, but the three teams below are on the rise. Laarsland and Mellow Velo get into the top ten, but come nowhere near matching Triley's 12 place move.

1 Ripley 1339
2 Search 1275
3 RattaKuningas 1204
4 Scrool07 1174
5 Armchair_Cyclist 1148
6 Shalgo 1139
7 LosBrolin 1121
8 Laarsland 1102
9 Rote_Laterne 1093
10 Mellow_Velo 1089
11 TotalPackage 1082
12 Fauniera 1048
13 AmisVelo 1043
14 DJSprtsch 1031
15 Triley36 1030
16 Salvarani 1015
17 Otoxiep87 1010
18 BicycleBoy 986
19 Comodoro 976
20 Del1962 955
21 Tobydawq 944
22 Bminchow 932
23 Googolplex 930
24 JustSomeGuy 912
25 Koronin 835
26 Tigerion 826
27 Josedin 817
28 Yellow_Knight 802
29 Leadbelly 785
30 Carlo_Algatrensig 782
30 Kazistuta 782
32 BluesInTheBottle 773
33 BlackBandit222 772
34 LightBing 716
35 Vladimir 714
36 Squire 709
37 BikeRacer33 646
38 ArchieBoy 617
Collective_Wisdom 1213

I might take a rest day myself tomorrow.
 
Rest Day 2 15 stages done, 6 to go.

Guaranteed points

Alaphilippe's huge total includes 22 for 11 days in yellow. Only one popular rider has chalked up many guaranteed points, but here are the top 20. Those who have Ewan as well as one of the others are highlighted.
ALAPHILIPPE Julian 484pts 0 team
SAGAN Peter 260 Bicycle Boy and Googolplex
EWAN Caleb 235 16 teams
PINOT Thibaut 201 0
VIVIANI Elia 185 0
YATES Simon 160 0

VAN AERT Wout 152 1 Archieboy
TEUNISSEN Mike 150 0

GROENEWEGEN Dylan 145 Total Package*
MATTHEWS Michael 125 LightBing*
DE GENDT Thomas 115 Koronin*
THOMAS Geraint 96 1 Ripley
CICCONE Giulio 90 0

COLBRELLI Sonny 85 Koronin* and RattaKunungas*
IMPEY Daryl 80 0
TEUNS Dylan 80 0
BENOOT Tiesj 75 0

TRENTIN Matteo 73 BlackBandit222
KRUIJSWIJK Steven 68 Search, Laarsland, Total Package*, Scrool07*, Ratta Kuningas*

Nothing is certain until it is certain, so for those who don't like to count their GC chickens before they have hatched, the guaranteed points are:
1 TotalPackage 471
2 Koronin 448
3 RattaKuningas 409
4 LightBing 390
5 LosBrolin 343
6 Otoxiep87 340
7 BicycleBoy 336
7 DJSprtsch 336
9 Armchair_Cyclist 330
9 Rote_Laterne 330
11 Scrool07 329
12 Shalgo 327
13 Googolplex 325
14 Comodoro 319
15 AmisVelo 300
15 Tigerion 300
17 Kazistuta 281
18 BikeRacer33 237
19 ArchieBoy 203
20 Search 162
21 Ripley 159
22 Laarsland 151
23 Mellow_Velo 141
24 BlackBandit222 138
24 Fauniera 138
26 Josedin 128
27 Salvarani 125
28 Bminchow 115
29 Triley36 112
30 Carlo_Algatrensig 107
30 JustSomeGuy 107
32 Yellow_Knight 104
33 Del1962 97
34 Tobydawq 89
35 Leadbelly 79
35 Squire 79
37 Vladimir 74
38 BluesInTheBottle 68
Collective_Wisdom 330

Alaphilippe single handedly defeats any combination of 8 men that we have put together.


If I turned the daily guaranteed points into a stage type ranking (80, 50, 35 down to 1 for 10th), we would have:
1 LightBing 368.56
2 TotalPackage 292.87
3 Koronin 267.89
4 Googolplex 205.43
5 RattaKuningas 203.56
6 BicycleBoy 185.03
7 Ripley 172.91
8 ArchieBoy 165.49
9 Laarsland 122.27
10 DJSprtsch 120.12
11 Otoxiep87 117.43
12 Search 105.87
13 Bminchow 97.06
14 JustSomeGuy 82.09
15 BlackBandit222 67
16 Scrool07 59.46
17 Squire 59.13
18 Kazistuta 53.19
19 Josedin 50.87
20 Yellow_Knight 42.91
21 AmisVelo 33.25
22 Carlo_Algatrensig 31.27
23 Rote_Laterne 30.12
24 Del1962 27.09
25 Armchair_Cyclist 27.03
25 Comodoro 27.03
25 LosBrolin 27.03
25 Shalgo 27.03
29 Vladimir 19.59
30 BikeRacer33 16.57
30 Tigerion 16.57
32 Mellow_Velo 13.37
33 BluesInTheBottle 10.87
34 Tobydawq 5.87
35 Salvarani 5.87
36 Fauniera 3.37
37 Triley36 1.87
38 Leadbelly 0.87


Green points
Turning all the daily points won and lost into a daily competition, and awarding points to the top ten in that contest, we have:

1 Koronin 273.75
2 Search 212
3 TotalPackage 192
4 RattaKuningas 179.25
5 LightBing 174
6 DJSprtsch 138
7 JustSomeGuy 132
8 Squire 130
9 Yellow_Knight 120
10 Mellow_Velo 114
11 Ripley 106
12 Googolplex 105
13 Shalgo 100.5
14 Triley36 100
15 Otoxiep87 99
16 Del1962 96.5
17 Bminchow 91
18 Josedin 87
19 Carlo_Algatrensig 85
20 BicycleBoy 80.5
21 Laarsland 71.75
22 ArchieBoy 70
23 Tigerion 69
24 AmisVelo 68
25 Salvarani 67.5
26 Fauniera 61
27 BlackBandit222 60
28 Scrool07 52
29 Kazistuta 47.75
30 Tobydawq 45.5
31 BluesInTheBottle 43
32 Comodoro 39
33 LosBrolin 34.5
34 Rote_Laterne 15.5
35 Leadbelly 9.5
36 Armchair_Cyclist 8
37 Vladimir 7
38 BikeRacer33 5.5


The main point getters

31 riders are headed for 100 pts or more as things stand
ALAPHILIPPE Julian 1112 0
PINOT Thibaut 571 0

THOMAS Geraint 546 1
KRUIJSWIJK Steven 451 5
SAGAN Peter 360 2
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 334 28
BUCHMANN Emanuel 315 1
LANDA MEANA Mikel 276 7
EWAN Caleb 270 16
VIVIANI Elia 230 0
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro 202 0

URAN URAN Rigoberto 192 14
YATES Simon 190 0
FUGLSANG Jakob 183 0

MATTHEWS Michael 181 1
DE GENDT Thomas 170 1
TEUNISSEN Mike 170 0

GROENEWEGEN Dylan 166 1
PORTE Richie 156 22
COLBRELLI Sonny 155 2
VAN AERT Wout 152 1
CICCONE Giulio 148 0

BARGUIL Warren 133 10
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander 125 9
MEURISSE Xandro 120 0

KREUZIGER Roman 110 7
TRENTIN Matteo 102 1
IMPEY Daryl 100 0
MARTIN Daniel 100 0
TEUNS Dylan 100 0
WELLENS Tim 100 0




Those of these high scorers who have contributed to the leading teams are:
1 Ripley 1339 (Thomas, Bernal, Barguil, Porte, Kreuziger)
2 Search 1275 (Kruijswijk, Bernal, Landa, Barguil)
Collective Wisdom 1213 (Bernal, Ewan, Uran, Porte, Barguil)

3 RattaKuningas 1204 (Kruijswijk, Ewan, Porte, Colbrelli)
4 Scrool07 1174 (Kruijswijk, Ewan, Porte, Quintana)
5 Armchair_Cyclist 1148 (Bernal, Ewan, Uran, Porte, Kreuziger)
6 Shalgo 1139 (Bernal, Ewan, Uran, Porte, Kreuziger)
7 LosBrolin 1121 (Bernal, Ewan, Uran, Porte)
8 Laarsland 1102 (Kruijswijk, Bernal, Barguil)
9 Rote_Laterne 1093 (Bernal, Ewan, Uran, Barguil)
10 Mellow_Velo 1089 (Bernal, Landa, Uran, Porte)


Riders can of course get a decent haul of points, but still not be a great seslection because of their price: The following have a projected percentage return of at least 20% (I have ignored those scoring less than 35 points):

KREUZIGER Roman 44% 7 teams
ALAPHILIPPE Julian 42 0

KRUIJSWIJK Steven 42 5
THOMAS Geraint 41 1
DE GENDT Thomas 39 1
KÄMNA Lennard 36 9
EWAN Caleb 36 16
BUCHMANN Emanuel 32 1
LANDA MEANA Mikel 32 7
MEURISSE Xandro 31 0
PINOT Thibaut 30 0

ARU Fabio 30 22
PORTE Richie 29 22
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 29 28
CICCONE Giulio 26 0
TEUNISSEN Mike 25 0
MÜHLBERGER Gregor 25 0

BARGUIL Warren 24 10
URAN URAN Rigoberto 23 14
SAGAN Peter 21 2
TRATNIK Jan 21 0

REICHENBACH Sébastien 21 2
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc 21 6
MARTIN Tony 20 1

Any other numbers you would like to investigate are in the spreadsheet on Dropbox.
 
Stage 16 Sprinters' loop around Nimes

A widely picked stage winner, and lots of the second ranked GC picks moving up as the unfortunate Fuglsang drops out.

EWAN Caleb 80 16
GROENEWEGEN Dylan 36 1
SAGAN Peter 25 2
PORTE Richie 20 22
URAN URAN Rigoberto 20 14
BONIFAZIO Niccolo 15 1
BARGUIL Warren 10 10
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander 10 9
BERNARD Julien 7 2
TRENTIN Matteo 7 1
ARU Fabio 6 22
GAUDU David 6 1

...
MAS NICOLAU Enric -2 8
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc -8 6
COLBRELLI Sonny -15 2
KELDERMAN Wilco -20 3

On the day
Nearly an all-in-the-black day

1 Shalgo 129 (Ewan, Uran, Porte, Bernard, Henao) (80 green points)
2 LosBrolin 128 (Ewan, Uran, Porte, Aru, Henao) (50)
3 Armchair_Cyclist 124 (Ewan, Uran, Porte, Reichenbach) (35)
4 AmisVelo 118 (25)
5 Tigerion 117 (12.5)
5 TotalPackage 117 (12.5)
7 Rote_Laterne 116 (5)
8 Kazistuta 115 (3)
9 DJSprtsch 108 (1.5)
9 Scrool07 108 (1.5)
11 Otoxiep87 105
12 Comodoro 100
13 BikeRacer33 99
14 LightBing 95
15 RattaKuningas 83
16 Koronin 73
17 Del1962 56
17 Squire 56
19 JustSomeGuy 52
20 Mellow_Velo 46
21 BicycleBoy 45
22 Yellow_Knight 40
23 Googolplex 38
24 Bminchow 36
25 Leadbelly 34
25 Tobydawq 34
27 BlackBandit222 33
28 Fauniera 32
29 Ripley 30
29 Salvarani 30
31 BluesInTheBottle 20
32 Laarsland 17
33 Search 10
34 Triley36 6
35 Carlo_Algatrensig 5
36 Vladimir 0
37 Josedin -1
38 ArchieBoy -6
Collective_Wisdom 136

Green points

Shalgo jumps 9 places to appear in the extract.
1 Koronin 273.75
2 Search 212
3 TotalPackage 204.5
4 Shalgo 180.5
5 RattaKuningas 179.25
6 LightBing 174
7 DJSprtsch 139.5
8 JustSomeGuy 132
9 Squire 130
10 Yellow_Knight 120

Guaranteed points

Today
TotalPackage 115
Tigerion 95
LightBing 90
13 more Ewan teams 80


Total
1 TotalPackage 586
2 Koronin 528
3 RattaKuningas 489
4 LightBing 480
5 LosBrolin 423
6 Otoxiep87 420
7 DJSprtsch 416
8 Armchair_Cyclist 410
8 Rote_Laterne 410
10 Scrool07 409


Standings

Just as in the race itself, the leader has a fair margin, but there is a bunch of hopefuls closely bunched behind, waiting for weakness. No very big moves (6 teams share the jump of the day award by moving 3 places), but Ratta gets into second, and Total Package and Amis Velo move into the top ten.

1 Ripley 1369
2 RattaKuningas 1287
3 Search 1285
4 Scrool07 1282
5 Armchair_Cyclist 1272
6 Shalgo 1268
7 LosBrolin 1249
8 Rote_Laterne 1209
9 TotalPackage 1199
10 AmisVelo 1161
11 DJSprtsch 1139
12 Mellow_Velo 1135
13 Laarsland 1119
14 Otoxiep87 1115
15 Fauniera 1080
16 Comodoro 1076
17 Salvarani 1045
18 Triley36 1036
19 BicycleBoy 1031
20 Del1962 1011
21 Tobydawq 978
22 Bminchow 968
22 Googolplex 968
24 JustSomeGuy 964
25 Tigerion 943
26 Koronin 908
27 Kazistuta 897
28 Yellow_Knight 842
29 Leadbelly 819
30 Josedin 816
31 LightBing 811
32 BlackBandit222 805
33 BluesInTheBottle 793
34 Carlo_Algatrensig 787
35 Squire 765
36 BikeRacer33 745
37 Vladimir 714
38 ArchieBoy 611
Collective_Wisdom 1349

If, as expected, tomorrow goes to the break, that is not the day that should see a lot of change, but I have a feeling there will be drama to come in the race, and the game, before it all finishes.
 
I had intended doing a "Who has lost riders" as part of the rest day update but forgot: by doing it today, I also get to muster sympathy for the three Kelderman teams

Only ArchieBoy has had the misfortune to lose 2 men: Van Aert and Van Garderen (cost 1632, gained 154)
BikeRacer33 and BlackBandit222 also lost Van Garderen (cost 567, gained 2)
Koronin suffered almost as much: De Marchi cost 562, no points
Carlo_Algatrensig, Triley36 and Vladimir are scarcely better off, with Kelderman (510, 6)
Escaping fairly lightly, so far, are the seven Zabel teams (Armchair Cyclist, Googolplex, Josedin, Laarsland, Mellow Velo, Tigerion, Total Package) who spent more modestly (104), and got a consolatory 3 points.
 
Stage 17 The Gap stage

Not much game interest in the break: one of the top ten was a unique pick, but at least that was the winner. Other than BlackBandit's unique pick, there were a few GC gains, and rather more losses, in the lower GC positions on account of 20 minute gifts.

TRENTIN Matteo 100 1
ROCHE Nicolas 18 3
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis 12 8
...
ARU Fabio -6 22
GAUDU David -6 1
BERNARD Julien -7 2
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc -7 6
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello -9 1
KREUZIGER Roman -10 7
YATES Adam -10 4
MARTIN Tony -20 1

Otoxiep joins yesterday's list of those suffering a DNF (Tony Martin, cost 196, yielded 20)

On the day

I expected to see only one team avoiding negative scores.
1 BlackBandit222 90 (80 Green points)
2 JustSomeGuy 18 (50)
3 LightBing 14 (35)
4 Googolplex 11 (25)
5 DJSprtsch 8 (15)
6 LosBrolin 6 (10)
7 ArchieBoy 5 (5)
8 Leadbelly, Squire 2 (2.5 each)
10 BicycleBoy, Salvarani, Search, Vladimir 0 (0.25 each)
14 Comodoro -1
15 TotalPackage -3
16 Josedin, Koronin -4
18 Shalgo -5
19 Del1962, Mellow_Velo, Rote_Laterne -6
22 Laarsland -7
23 Yellow_Knight -8
24 AmisVelo, Ripley, Tigerion -10
27 Carlo_Algatrensig, Kazistuta -11
29 Fauniera -12
30 RattaKuningas, Scrool07 -13
32 Armchair_Cyclist -14
33 Triley36 -16
34 Tobydawq -20
35 Bminchow -25
36 BluesInTheBottle -27
37 Otoxiep87 -31
38 BikeRacer33 -37
Collective_Wisdom -6

Green points
LightBing and JSG each move up three places, but BlackBandit is up 19 spots.
1 Koronin 273.75
2 Search 212.25
3 LightBing 209
4 TotalPackage 204.5
5 JustSomeGuy 182
6 Shalgo 180.5
7 RattaKuningas 179.25
8 DJSprtsch 154.5
9 BlackBandit222 140
10 Squire 132.5


Guaranteed points

Today
BlackBandit222 80
No-one else at all

Total
BlackBandit didn't crack the top ten, so see yesterday.

Standings

You will anticipate from the above that the changes are minimal, but Search still manages to step up to 2nd, and Shalgo to 5th. You won't be surprised that BlackBandit is the biggest mover today.

1 Ripley 1359
2 Search 1285
3 RattaKuningas 1274
4 Scrool07 1269
5 Shalgo 1263
6 Armchair_Cyclist 1258
7 LosBrolin 1255
8 Rote_Laterne 1203
9 TotalPackage 1196
10 AmisVelo 1151
11 DJSprtsch 1147
12 Mellow_Velo 1129
13 Laarsland 1112
14 Otoxiep87 1084
15 Comodoro 1075
16 Fauniera 1068
17 Salvarani 1045
18 BicycleBoy 1031
19 Triley36 1020
20 Del1962 1005
21 JustSomeGuy 982
22 Googolplex 979
23 Tobydawq 958
24 Bminchow 943
25 Tigerion 933
26 Koronin 904
27 BlackBandit222 895
28 Kazistuta 886
29 Yellow_Knight 834
30 LightBing 825
31 Leadbelly 821
32 Josedin 812
33 Carlo_Algatrensig 776
34 Squire 767
35 BluesInTheBottle 766
36 Vladimir 714
37 BikeRacer33 708
38 ArchieBoy 616
Collective_Wisdom 1343

Next up: Alps!
 
Stage 18 Izoard and Galibier on the way to Valloire

QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander 205 9
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 163 28
KÄMNA Lennard 30 9
ARU Fabio 22 22
GAUDU David 12 1
MÜHLBERGER Gregor 12 0
CHEREL Mikael 11 1
...
BARGUIL Warren -10 10
ROCHE Nicolas -12 3
TRENTIN Matteo -14 1
PORTE Richie -20 22
DE GENDT Thomas -30 1
LANDA MEANA Mikel -30 7
KRUIJSWIJK Steven -62 5
THOMAS Geraint -70 1


On the day

1 Vladimir 390 (Quintana, Bernal, Kamna but Barguil) (80 green points)
2 AmisVelo 383 (Quintana, Bernal, Aru, Cherel but Porte) (50)
3 Bminchow, Del1962 372 (both with Quintana, Bernal Aru, Pauwels but Porte) (30 each)
5 JustSomeGuy 338 (15)
6 Squire 231 (10)
7 Kazistuta 208 (5)
8 Rote_Laterne 207 (3)
9 Fauniera 197 (2)
10 Comodoro, Josedin, LightBing 193 (0.33)
13 Carlo_Algatrensig, LosBrolin, Tobydawq 187
16 BluesInTheBottle, DJSprtsch 181
18 Otoxiep87 169
19 BicycleBoy 163
20 ArchieBoy 161
21 Leadbelly 159
22 BlackBandit222 157
23 Scrool07 153
24 Armchair_Cyclist 152
25 Googolplex 145
26 Shalgo 144
27 Mellow_Velo, Triley36 135
29 Salvarani 123
30 Laarsland 113
31 Ripley, Search 63
33 BikeRacer33 42
34 Koronin -38
35 TotalPackage -42
36 Tigerion, Yellow_Knight -48
38 RattaKuningas -54
Collective_Wisdom 157

Green points

No-one in the top ten changes position apart from new entry Amis Velo. Vladimir has a 15 place leap, but had been second last.

1 Koronin 273.75
2 Search 212.25
3 LightBing 209.33
4 TotalPackage 204.5
5 JustSomeGuy 197
6 Shalgo 180.5
7 RattaKuningas 179.25
8 DJSprtsch 154.5
9 AmisVelo 143
10 Squire 142.5


Guaranteed points



Today
Vladimir 112
Squire 105
4 teams with Quintana, Bernal and Pauwels 85


Total
1 TotalPackage 587
2 LightBing 560
3 Koronin 528
4 Scrool07 492
5 RattaKuningas 490
6 AmisVelo 465
7 LosBrolin 451
8 Kazistuta 441
9 Rote_Laterne 440
10 Comodoro 427


Standings

Well that shook things up a bit. I didn't expect any new leader to emerge from as low as 10th, but that is what has happened with Amis Velo. Los Brolin's jump to second is slightly more modest, having come from 7th, while Scrool, Armchair and Rote Laterne also move up within the top ten, and Del1962 (who shares the top riser accolade with Bminchow) and DJSprtsch move into the ten.

1 AmisVelo 1534
2 LosBrolin 1442
3 Ripley 1422
3 Scrool07 1422
5 Armchair_Cyclist 1410
5 Rote_Laterne 1410
7 Shalgo 1407
8 Del1962 1377
9 Search 1348
10 DJSprtsch 1328
11 JustSomeGuy 1320
12 Bminchow 1315
13 Comodoro 1268
14 Fauniera 1265
15 Mellow_Velo 1264
16 Otoxiep87 1253
17 Laarsland 1225
18 RattaKuningas 1220
19 BicycleBoy 1194
20 Salvarani 1168
21 Triley36 1155
22 TotalPackage 1154
23 Tobydawq 1145
24 Googolplex 1124
25 Vladimir 1104
26 Kazistuta 1094
27 BlackBandit222 1052
28 LightBing 1018
29 Josedin 1005
30 Squire 998
31 Leadbelly 980
32 Carlo_Algatrensig 963
33 BluesInTheBottle 947
34 Tigerion 885
35 Koronin 866
36 Yellow_Knight 786
37 ArchieBoy 777
38 BikeRacer33 750
Collective_Wisdom 1500

And more alps to come tomorrow.
 
Stage 19 Thunder, hail, floods, and quite possibly pestilence after l'Iseran

Although ASO have decided that they are not giving a stage result, CQ have published, and allocated points on the basis of, a finishing order. For some reason, while any other site I have seen have Uran 9th and Landa 10th, CQ have done it the other way around. This is a CQ game, so 2 points for Landa, 1 for Uran.
The 20 point yellow jersey bonus comes into play in the game for the first time this edition.


BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 265 points 28 teams
LANDA MEANA Mikel 62 7
URAN URAN Rigoberto 51 14
BARGUIL Warren 45 10
DE PLUS Laurens 37 3
BUCHMANN Emanuel 35 1
GAUDU David 26 1
PORTE Richie 20 22
KRUIJSWIJK Steven 18 5
MAS NICOLAU Enric 10 8
REICHENBACH Sébastien 10 2
THOMAS Geraint 10 1
...
ROCHE Nicolas -11 3
YATES Adam -16 4
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander -45 9

On the day

When the most popular rider in the game gets such a massive daily score, then huge boosts to most teams are to be expected.

1 Salvarani 423 (Bernal, Landa, Uran, Barguil) (80 Green points)
2 Fauniera 406 (Bernal, Landa, Uran, Gaudu) (50)
3 Mellow_Velo 398 (Bernal, Landa, Uran, Porte) (35)
4 Search 390(Bernal, Landa, Barguil, Kruijswijk) (25)
5 Rote_Laterne 363 (15)
6 Triley36 347 (10)
7 Armchair_Cyclist 346 (5)
8 DJSprtsch 342 (2.5)
8 Tobydawq 342 (2.5)
10 Ripley 340 (1)
11 Shalgo 334
12 LosBrolin 332
13 Laarsland 328
14 Carlo_Algatrensig 326
15 BlackBandit222 321
16 BicycleBoy 316
17 Josedin 312
18 Leadbelly 310
19 BluesInTheBottle 305
20 Googolplex 304
21 Otoxiep87 295
22 Del1962 291
23 Comodoro 280
23 JustSomeGuy 280
25 Vladimir 267
26 ArchieBoy 258
27 AmisVelo 242
28 Bminchow 240
29 Yellow_Knight 147
30 Tigerion 66
31 Koronin 52
32 RattaKuningas 37
33 Squire 32
34 TotalPackage 11
35 BikeRacer33 -2
36 Scrool07 -8
37 Kazistuta -15
38 LightBing -56
Collective_Wisdom 381

Green points)

In theory, those within 160 points could win, so I've extended beyond the top ten. Salvarani and Mellow vello both just get into the top ten, Salvarani with a 19 place jump.

1 Koronin 273.75
2 Search 242.25
3 LightBing 209.33
4 TotalPackage 204.5
5 JustSomeGuy 197
6 Shalgo 180.5
7 RattaKuningas 179.25
8 DJSprtsch 157
9 Salvarani 147.75
10 Mellow_Velo 144
11 AmisVelo 143
12 Squire 142.5
13 BlackBandit222 140
14 Googolplex 130
15 Del1962 126.5
16 Bminchow 121
17 Yellow_Knight 120


Guaranteed points

Today
Search 152
Laarsland 150
Ripley 145
Salvarani 138
Rote_Laterne 136
Four more with Bernal and Barguil 135

Total
1 TotalPackage 602
2 Rote_Laterne 576
3 AmisVelo 565
4 Koronin 563
5 LightBing 560
6 LosBrolin 552
7 DJSprtsch 547
8 Comodoro 527
9 Otoxiep87 525
10 Armchair_Cyclist 514


Standings

Incredibly close with 2 stages left. The top two stay where they were, but Rote Laterne moves up two places to the virtual podium, and cuts his deficit from 124 to 3. Fauniera is the only new entry to the top ten, but around him Shalgo, Search and DJSprtsch are all going the right way. But not as fast as Salvarani, who rose 7 places. The highest placed non-Bernal team fell 19 places.

1 AmisVelo 1776
2 LosBrolin 1774
3 Rote_Laterne 1773
4 Ripley 1762
5 Armchair_Cyclist 1756
6 Shalgo 1741
7 Search 1738
8 Fauniera 1671
9 DJSprtsch 1670
10 Del1962 1668
11 Mellow_Velo 1662
12 JustSomeGuy 1600
13 Salvarani 1591
14 Bminchow 1555
15 Laarsland 1553
16 Comodoro 1548
16 Otoxiep87 1548
18 BicycleBoy 1510
19 Triley36 1502
20 Tobydawq 1487
21 Googolplex 1428
22 Scrool07 1414
23 BlackBandit222 1373
24 Vladimir 1371
25 Josedin 1317
26 Leadbelly 1290
27 Carlo_Algatrensig 1289
28 RattaKuningas 1257
29 BluesInTheBottle 1252
30 TotalPackage 1165
31 Kazistuta 1079
32 ArchieBoy 1035
33 Squire 1030
34 LightBing 962
35 Tigerion 951
36 Yellow_Knight 933
37 Koronin 918
38 BikeRacer33 748
Collective_Wisdom 1881

This is a lot less settled than the Tour itself.
 

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