2019 Vuelta CQ Game

Page 2 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.
One other bit of data that belonged pre-game, the Four Seasons Championship (Spring Classics + Giro + Tour + Vuelta)

There are 20 teams that have entered this, plus he three previous games, and so are in the running for that title.

But to be honest, there is only one team that is in the running to win it.
Scores after three of the four events:

1 Tobydawq 6751
2 AmisVelo 5632
3 Search 5295
4 Armchair_Cyclist 5222
5 Del1962 5194
6 Scrool07 5098
7 Laarsland 5014
8 LosBrolin 4747
9 Triley36 4720
10 Salvarani 4660
11 Leadbelly 4613
12 Rote_Laterne 4611
13 Josedin 4581
14 Mellow_Velo 4176
15 Bminchow 4167
16 Kazistuta 4163
17 Comodoro 4081
18 Vladimir 4024
19 BluesInTheBottle 3983
20 JustSomeGuy 3904


And all the data you could wish to check out is, as ever, in the Spreadsheet at Dropbox, and will be updated at the same location each day.
 
Stage 2 Well that was unexpected

Green points
Today

1 Ripley 95 (Quintana, Uran, Aru)
2 DJSprtsch, Northerner, Salvarani, Vladimir 80 (Quintana and Aru)
6 AmisVelo, BikeRacer33, Bminchow, Del1962, Googolplex 35 (Roglic and Aru)

Overall
1 Ripley, Salvarani ,Vladimir 99
4 Northerner 98
5 DJSprtsch 86
6 BikeRacer33 46
7 Tobydawq, Triley36 45
9 Rote_Laterne 43
10 Del1962 42

Ripley rises 27 places, DJSprtsch 21, and Googolplex and Bminchow both 20.


Main Game

A reminder: because this is built on projected positions, riders can lose points. It doesn't mean they aren't doing well, just not as well as yesterday: Lopez is still the 3rd highest scoring selected rider, even though it looks like a disaster today. As is the case unless there are very few scorers, I only include those with the bigger shifts, and only those selected for the game.

QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander 488 points 5 teams
URAN URAN Rigoberto 279 3
ROGLIC Primoz 250 9
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro 120 2
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 113 6
ARU Fabio 101 26
KELDERMAN Wilco 94 2
MAJKA Rafal 87 4
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 86 30
LATOUR Pierre 84 30
ARANBURU DEBA Alexander 79 1
DE LA PARTE GONZALEZ Victor 78 2
MADRAZO RUIZ Angel 70 1
...
KNOX James -66 2
RICHEZE ARAQUISTAIN Maximiliano Ariel -120 1
JAKOBSEN Fabio -150 1
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel -260 20


On the day
I'm not sure that I have noticed more than 1000 points on the day before: extraordinary
1 Ripley 1038 (Chaves and Latour, as well as the Quintana/Uran/Aru noted above, and none of the 36 riders in the red today)
2 DJSprtsch 716 (Quintana, Aru, Chaves, Latour, but some point losers too)
3 Del1962 616 (Roglic, Aru, Kelderman, Chaves, Letour)
4 Bminchow 559
5 BikeRacer33 533
6 AmisVelo 529
7 Shalgo 523
8 LosBrolin 517
9 Googolplex 512
9 Northerner 512
11 Vladimir 493
12 Salvarani 476
13 Koronin 391
14 Search 378
15 Carlo_Algatrensig 369
16 BicycleBoy 354
17 Tobydawq 313
18 Triley36 300
19 Josedin 220
20 JustSomeGuy 141
21 Comodoro 114
22 Leadbelly 81
23 Kazistuta 62
24 Rote_Laterne 61
25 Armchair_Cyclist 58
26 Jakob747 53
27 Fauniera 42
28 TotalPackage 18
29 PremierAndrew -13
30 Mellow_Velo -20
31 Laarsland -30
32 ArchieBoy -56
33 BluesInTheBottle -134
34 Hakkie -149
35 Scrool07 -166
36 Yellow_Knight -213
Collective_Wisdom -7

Standings
Only three of this top ten were in the top ten yesterday: Ripleys 4 figure day score earns a 28 place jump, although a twenty place rise for DJSprtsch also merits a mention.
1 Ripley 1228
2 Northerner 1168
3 Vladimir 1167
4 Salvarani 1156
5 Tobydawq 1010
6 Triley36 997
7 DJSprtsch 943
8 Comodoro 855
9 Del1962 844
10 BikeRacer33 799
11 ArchieBoy 797
12 Leadbelly 777
13 Armchair_Cyclist 772
14 Fauniera 753
15 Kazistuta 748
16 Jakob747 746
17 Rote_Laterne 725
18 Shalgo 720
19 Laarsland 714
20 TotalPackage 709
21 AmisVelo 700
22 Bminchow 682
23 LosBrolin 675
24 PremierAndrew 673
25 Mellow_Velo 656
26 Googolplex 653
27 BicycleBoy 590
28 Josedin 568
29 Search 545
30 Koronin 534
31 BluesInTheBottle 527
31 Carlo_Algatrensig 527
33 Yellow_Knight 497
34 Scrool07 474
35 JustSomeGuy 415
36 Hakkie 131
Collective_Wisdom 679

Tomorrow, assuming it is for the sprinters, will not see anything like as much change.
 
Stage 3 The first sprint

If a sprinter dominates the stages that suit him in these games, then he can score as well in the game as anyone well into the GC top ten. But that is no more guaranteed than any GC man making the upper reaches of that table, so expensive big-name picks can be a high risk strategy. But for now, it looks like it might work for seven teams.

Green points
Today

1 Kazistuta 80 (Bennett and Bauhaus)
2 Armchair_Cyclist, BicycleBoy, DJSprtsch, JustSomeGuy, PremierAndrew, Yellow_Knight 70 (Bennett)
8 Shalgo 40 (Theuns)
9 Josedin 32 (Mezgec and Richeze)
10 Carlo_Algatrensig 25 (Mezgec)
11 Search 15 (Aberasturi
12 7 teams 10 (Bauhaus)
19 Hakkie 5 (Jakobsen)
20 The rest 0

Overall

Still a very volatile table, with the five new entries to the top ten rising at least 16 places: Kazistuta in 2nd has risen 18 spots, and Yellow Knight (and JSG immediately behind him) 20.

1 DJSprtsch 156
2 Kazistuta 111
3 Ripley 109
3 Salvarani 109
5 BicycleBoy 101
6 Armchair_Cyclist 100
7 PremierAndrew 99
7 Vladimir 99
9 Northerner 98
10 Yellow_Knight 90

Main game

Very few GC changes: this is basically stage points and adjustments to the points classification.

BENNETT Sam 110pts 7 teams
THEUNS Edward 55 1
MEZGEC Luka 31 2
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 23 6
ABERASTURI IZAGA Jon 20 1
BAUHAUS Phil 11 8
RICHEZE ARAQUISTAIN Maximiliano Ariel 7 1
CRADDOCK Lawson 6 1
JAKOBSEN Fabio 5 1
...
ARU Fabio -8 26
URAN URAN Rigoberto -8 3
ROGLIC Primoz -15 9
KELDERMAN Wilco -25 2

On the day
1 Kazistuta 115
2 Yellow_Knight 110
3 Armchair_Cyclist 102
4 BicycleBoy 101
4 DJSprtsch 101
6 PremierAndrew 100
7 JustSomeGuy 77
8 Shalgo 67
9 Josedin 50
10 ArchieBoy 29
11 Comodoro 26
12 Carlo_Algatrensig 22
13 Jakob747 19
14 Fauniera 18
15 Search 14
16 BluesInTheBottle 7
17 Hakkie 5
18 Leadbelly 3
18 Mellow_Velo 3
18 Salvarani 3
21 Laarsland 0
21 Scrool07 0
23 Northerner -1
24 LosBrolin -4
25 Ripley -5
26 Vladimir -8
27 Koronin -9
28 TotalPackage -10
29 Tobydawq -12
30 Rote_Laterne -15
31 Triley36 -16
32 Bminchow -19
33 BikeRacer33 -21
34 AmisVelo -24
34 Googolplex -24
36 Del1962 -49
Collective_Wisdom 106

Standings
Bauhaus allows Salvarani to squash up onto the third step of the virtual podium. DJSprtsch is the only one of yesterday's top ten to have Bennett, and moves up 2. Armchair and Kazistuta are new in the top ten, but neither jumped as far as the 8 places of Premier Andrew.

1 Ripley 1223
2 Northerner 1167
3 Salvarani 1159
3 Vladimir 1159
5 DJSprtsch 1044
6 Tobydawq 998
7 Triley36 981
8 Comodoro 881
9 Armchair_Cyclist 874
10 Kazistuta 863
11 ArchieBoy 826
12 Del1962 795
13 Shalgo 787
14 Leadbelly 780
15 BikeRacer33 778
16 PremierAndrew 773
17 Fauniera 771
18 Jakob747 765
19 Laarsland 714
20 Rote_Laterne 710
21 TotalPackage 699
22 BicycleBoy 691
23 AmisVelo 676
24 LosBrolin 671
25 Bminchow 663
26 Mellow_Velo 659
27 Googolplex 629
28 Josedin 618
29 Yellow_Knight 607
30 Search 559
31 Carlo_Algatrensig 549
32 BluesInTheBottle 534
33 Koronin 525
34 JustSomeGuy 492
35 Scrool07 474
36 Hakkie 136
Collective_Wisdom 785

Tomorrow could see more or less the same again.
 
Stage 4 A similar sort of sprint.

Green points

The disqualification of Walscheid gives a bit of a bonus to Gaviria and others
Today

1 Hakkie 70 (Jakobsen)
2 Yellow_Knight 65 (Bennett and Gaviria)
3 PremierAndrew 45 (Bennett and Boasson Hagen)
4 5 Bennett teams 40
10 TotalPackage 30 (Gaviria and Boasson Hagen)
11 BluesInTheBottle, Mellow_Velo, Scrool07 25 (Gaviria)
14 Josedin 16 (Mezgac and Richeze)
15 Search 3 (Aberasturi)
16 The rest 0

Overall

The top 7 are the 7 Bennett teams (he provides 112 points here). Yellow Knight, who surely had an eye on this category in choosing both Bennett and Gaviria, moves up 8 places to 2nd, But DJSprtsch is still the only one with two stage winners. Hakkie jumped from last to 12th with his unique pick being the winner today.

1 DJSprtsch 196
2 Yellow_Knight 155
3 Kazistuta 151
4 PremierAndrew 144
5 BicycleBoy 141
6 Armchair_Cyclist 140
7 JustSomeGuy 129
8 Ripley 109
8 Salvarani 109
10 Vladimir 99


Main Game
Slightly more GC change than yesterday, but not in the upper reaches, so not with many points changing. But a hit for the Quintana teams in the points classification.
The three teams who were at the bottom of yesterday's table are the three teams who suffer the loss of Kruijswijk today. They did not lose many points from his standing this morning, but surely would have entertained hopes of his giving a bit more return on investment.

JAKOBSEN Fabio 110pts 1 team
BENNETT Sam 70 7
MEZGEC Luka 33 2
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando 25 6
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 8 2
...
MEINTJES Louis -7 8
ROGLIC Primoz -7 9
URAN URAN Rigoberto -7 3
KRUIJSWIJK Steven -15 3
CRADDOCK Lawson -37 1
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander -45 5

On the day
1 Hakkie 101
1 Yellow_Knight 101
3 Armchair_Cyclist 78
4 PremierAndrew 70
5 Kazistuta 68
6 JustSomeGuy 58
7 Carlo_Algatrensig 50
8 Josedin 36
9 BicycleBoy 32
10 TotalPackage 25
11 Mellow_Velo 23
12 BluesInTheBottle 19
13 DJSprtsch 17
14 Scrool07 16
15 ArchieBoy 10
16 Search 6
17 Jakob747 5
18 Bminchow 4
19 Tobydawq 3
20 Laarsland 1
20 Rote_Laterne 1
20 Triley36 1
23 Koronin -1
24 Leadbelly -2
24 LosBrolin -2
26 Fauniera -4
27 Comodoro -5
28 BikeRacer33 -6
29 Shalgo -8
30 AmisVelo -10
30 Del1962 -10
32 Googolplex -15
33 Vladimir -35
34 Northerner -43
35 Salvarani -47
36 Ripley -54
Collective_Wisdom 80


Standings
No new entry into the top ten, but Vladimir, Armchair Cyclist and Kazistuta all move up one. Premier Andrew is just outside the ten with a 5 place rise, but is outdone by Yellow Knight (6).
1 Ripley 1169
2 Northerner 1124
2 Vladimir 1124
4 Salvarani 1112
5 DJSprtsch 1061
6 Tobydawq 1001
7 Triley36 982
8 Armchair_Cyclist 952
9 Kazistuta 931
10 Comodoro 876
11 PremierAndrew 843
12 ArchieBoy 836
13 Del1962 785
14 Shalgo 779
15 Leadbelly 778
16 BikeRacer33 772
17 Jakob747 770
18 Fauniera 767
19 TotalPackage 724
20 BicycleBoy 723
21 Laarsland 715
22 Rote_Laterne 711
23 Yellow_Knight 708
24 Mellow_Velo 682
25 LosBrolin 669
26 Bminchow 667
27 AmisVelo 666
28 Josedin 654
29 Googolplex 614
30 Carlo_Algatrensig 599
31 Search 565
32 BluesInTheBottle 553
33 JustSomeGuy 550
34 Koronin 524
35 Scrool07 490
36 Hakkie 237
Collective_Wisdom 865
 
Stage 5 First MTF Javalambra Observatory

Green points

Today
Sometimes those odd selections that end up being inexplicable rare picks pay off
1 ArchieBoy 85 (Madrazo and Lopez)
2 Hakkie 40 (Bol)
3 Rote_Laterne 22 (Lopez and Roglic)
4 BluesInTheBottle 21 (Lopez, Pogacar and Chaves)
5 Northerner, Salvarani, Vladimir 19(Lopez, Quintana and Chaves)
8 13 teams with Lopez&Chavez) 16

Overall
The top 4 remain the same, but not having Lopez cuts DJS's lead. I am the highest placed riser, Hakkkie builds on yesterday's good day with another 3 places to get into the ten, and Archie leaps 17 places to appear in the top ten.
1 DJSprtsch 200
2 Yellow_Knight 171
3 Kazistuta 167
4 PremierAndrew 160
5 Armchair_Cyclist 156
6 BicycleBoy 149
7 JustSomeGuy 129
8 Salvarani 128
9 Hakkie 125
10 ArchieBoy 123


Red points

As the fancied riders rise to the top, the riders whose scores have plummeted were, largely, unselected.

LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 295 pts 20 teams
ROGLIC Primoz 179 9
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro 148 2
POGACAR Tadej 95 2
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 87 30
BOL Jetse 85 1
MADRAZO RUIZ Angel 80 1
RODRIGUEZ GARAICOECHEA Oscar 41 5
MAJKA Rafal 30 4
LATOUR Pierre 25 30
...
KELDERMAN Wilco -30 2
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander -57 5
ARANBURU DEBA Alexander -69 1
URAN URAN Rigoberto -100 3
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres -106 6


Big daily scores, mainly in the positive realm

1 Rote_Laterne 518 (Lopez, Roglic and Latour)
2 BluesInTheBottle 490 (Lopez, Pogacar and Chaves)
3 Laarsland 456 Lopez, Chaves, Majka, Latour)
4 Armchair_Cyclist 432
5 Leadbelly 419
6 TotalPackage 407
7 PremierAndrew 391
8 Mellow_Velo 389
9 Vladimir 370
10 Yellow_Knight 358
11 ArchieBoy 351
12 Triley36 348
13 LosBrolin 342
14 Northerner 340
15 Scrool07 338
16 Salvarani 332
17 Kazistuta 328
18 AmisVelo 320
19 Tobydawq 315
20 BicycleBoy 309
21 Jakob747 307
22 Comodoro 299
23 Googolplex 286
24 Fauniera 283
25 Del1962 274
26 Bminchow 257
27 Search 254
28 BikeRacer33 249
29 Koronin 244
30 Shalgo 185
31 Carlo_Algatrensig 117
32 Hakkie 105
33 DJSprtsch 66
34 Josedin 33
35 JustSomeGuy -30
36 Ripley -63
Collective_Wisdom 415

Standings

The rapid drop of the previous leader means nearly everyone in the top ten moves up, to varying degrees, with Vladimir wearing the leader's jersey. Premier Andrew, Rote Laterne and Leadbelly are new members of the top ten, with Rote Laterne making a 13 place advance.


1 Vladimir 1494
2 Northerner 1464
3 Salvarani 1444
4 Armchair_Cyclist 1384
5 Triley36 1330
6 Tobydawq 1316
7 Kazistuta 1259
8 PremierAndrew 1234
9 Rote_Laterne 1229
10 Leadbelly 1197
11 ArchieBoy 1187
12 Comodoro 1175
13 Laarsland 1171
14 TotalPackage 1131
15 DJSprtsch 1127
16 Ripley 1106
17 Jakob747 1077
18 Mellow_Velo 1071
19 Yellow_Knight 1066
20 Del1962 1059
21 Fauniera 1050
22 BluesInTheBottle 1043
23 BicycleBoy 1032
24 BikeRacer33 1021
25 LosBrolin 1011
26 AmisVelo 986
27 Shalgo 964
28 Bminchow 924
29 Googolplex 900
30 Scrool07 828
31 Search 819
32 Koronin 768
33 Carlo_Algatrensig 716
34 Josedin 687
35 JustSomeGuy 520
36 Hakkie 342
Collective_Wisdom 1280

The top three all combine Lopez and Quintana (1st and 3rd on GC). The Lopez-Roglic team (1st and 2nd) only makes 9th, which I guess shows that stage placings and minor picks are not to be sneezed at.
 
I had almost put Jose Herrada on my team, and that would have been useful yesterday. However, another rider that was close to being on my team and left off was Hugh Carthy. With today's unfortunate crash and injuries, I'm glad I left him off the team.
 
Stage 6 Breakaway to Ares del Maestrat

Green points

Some breakaways are full of riders who were seen as being good value picks, and fairly popular. Today's wasn't.

On the day
1 Hakkie, Vladimir 15 (Gesink)
3 Yellow_Knight 7 (Poljanski)
4 Everyone else 0

Overall
The top ten includes all today's scorers, and therefore the only two to move up at all (the Gesink duo)
1 DJSprtsch 200
2 Yellow_Knight 178
3 Kazistuta 167
4 PremierAndrew 160
5 Armchair_Cyclist 156
6 BicycleBoy 149
7 Hakkie 140
8 Vladimir 133
9 JustSomeGuy 129
10 Salvarani 128


Red points
Not much action in the minor category today: here there was plenty, but for the most part unwelcome. Some of today's losses will be temporary, others not, and the loss of Uran is fairly fatal to some managers' games.

GESINK Robert 188 pts 2 teams
POELS Wout 25 2
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc 11 7
...
LATOUR Pierre -12 30
POGACAR Tadej -13 2
JAKOBSEN Fabio -15 1
KELDERMAN Wilco -15 2
MAJKA Rafal -15 4
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban -25 30
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander -60 5
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro -85 2
DE LA PARTE GONZALEZ Victor -104 2
ROGLIC Primoz -110 9
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel -187 20
URAN URAN Rigoberto -215 3


Hakkie, at least, has reason to be cheerful
1 Hakkie 198
2 JustSomeGuy -4
3 Josedin -9
4 Carlo_Algatrensig -13
5 Vladimir -75
6 DJSprtsch -77
7 Search -113
8 Koronin -116
9 Googolplex -120
10 AmisVelo -123
11 Del1962 -131
12 Shalgo -138
13 LosBrolin -141
14 BicycleBoy -143
14 Bminchow -143
16 Fauniera -167
17 ArchieBoy -179
18 Jakob747 -185
19 Scrool07 -195
20 BluesInTheBottle -204
20 TotalPackage -204
22 Comodoro -208
22 PremierAndrew -208
24 Yellow_Knight -212
25 Kazistuta -214
26 Laarsland -215
27 Mellow_Velo -218
28 Leadbelly -222
29 BikeRacer33 -241
30 Northerner -274
31 Salvarani -278
32 Rote_Laterne -296
33 Ripley -303
34 Armchair_Cyclist -316
35 Tobydawq -417
36 Triley36 -427
Collective_Wisdom -210

Standings

The leader yesterday, and with one of the less disastrous performances today, Vladimir now has more than 200 points advantage. The three teams behind him maintain their positions, then we have DJSprtsch, who also lost far fewer points today than most teams, and so jumps into the top ten, with the biggest move forwards (10 places). Archie and Comodoro also make their way into the ten, but rather less dramatically.

1 Vladimir 1419
2 Northerner 1190
3 Salvarani 1166
4 Armchair_Cyc list 1068
5 DJSprtsch 1050
6 Kazistuta 1045
7 PremierAndrew 1026
8 ArchieBoy 1008
9 Leadbelly 975
10 Comodoro 967
11 Laarsland 956
12 Rote_Laterne 933
13 Del1962 928
14 TotalPackage 927
15 Triley36 903
16 Tobydawq 899
17 Jakob747 892
18 BicycleBoy 889
19 Fauniera 883
20 LosBrolin 870
21 AmisVelo 863
22 Yellow_Knight 854
23 Mellow_Velo 853
24 BluesInTheBottle 839
25 Shalgo 826
26 Ripley 803
27 Bminchow 781
28 BikeRacer33 780
28 Googolplex 780
30 Search 706
31 Carlo_Algatrensig 703
32 Josedin 678
33 Koronin 652
34 Scrool07 633
35 Hakkie 540
36 JustSomeGuy 516
Collective_Wisdom 1070
 
Stage 7 A muro

Those who splashed out on the most expensive rider in the game will feel vindicated.

Green points

On the day

1 Koronin, Search 73 (Valverde and Aru)
3 Rote_Laterne 65 (Roglic and Lopez)
4 LosBrolin 50 (Roglic and Majka)
5 AmisVelo, BikeRacer33, Bminchow, Del1962, Googolplex (Roglic and Aru) Northerner, Salvarani, Vladimir (Lopez, Quintana and Aru) 43
13 BicycleBoy, Shalgo 40
15 Leadbelly 38
16 Laarsland 35
17 BluesInTheBottle 30
18 Lopez and Aru teams 28
28 Lopez no Aru teams 25

Overall

The top three remain as they were, but Bicycle Boy moves up a couple of places behind them. Vladimir, Salvarani and Northerner all move upwards, the last of these into the ten, but the big jumps lower down were Search (18 places) and Koronin (16), escaping last place.

1 DJSprtsch 218
2 Yellow_Knight 203
3 Kazistuta 195
4 BicycleBoy 189
5 PremierAndrew 188
6 Armchair_Cyclist 184
7 Vladimir 176
8 Salvarani 171
9 Northerner 160
10 ArchieBoy 148

Red points

For the highest placed GC men, this is largely a return to where they were at the end of stage 5. No-one had picked either of today's DNFs. Quintana takes the Green jersey, which causes additional shake up, to the detriment of the teams with Sam Bennett.

LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 242 pts 20 teams
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro 220 2
ROGLIC Primoz 180 9
MAJKA Rafal 100 4
POGACAR Tadej 88 2
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander 70 5
ARU Fabio 54 26
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis 46 1
KELDERMAN Wilco 30 2
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 25 30
...
BOL Jetse -27 1
PADUN Mark -35 8
BENNETT Sam -45 7
GESINK Robert -145 2


Between today and yesterday, everyone has had one positive and one negative score .

1 Leadbelly 450 (Lopez, Majka, Aru and Chaves)
2 Rote_Laterne 416 (Lopez and Roglic)
3 Salvarani 398 (Lopez, Quintana, Aru and Chaves)
4 BluesInTheBottle 395 (Lopez Pogacar and Chaves)
5 Laarsland 377
6 Northerner 363
7 Koronin 355
8 TotalPackage 334
9 Del1962 330
10 Mellow_Velo 328
11 Triley36 322
12 Comodoro 316
13 Fauniera 308
14 Googolplex 306
15 LosBrolin 301
15 PremierAndrew 301
17 Search 300
18 Jakob747 289
18 Tobydawq 289
20 Armchair_Cyclist 277
21 Vladimir 269
22 AmisVelo 266
22 BikeRacer33 266
24 Kazistuta 248
25 Scrool07 243
26 Bminchow 232
27 Yellow_Knight 222
28 ArchieBoy 192
29 Carlo_Algatrensig 186
30 Shalgo 176
31 BicycleBoy 161
32 Ripley 157
33 Josedin 134
34 DJSprtsch 117
35 JustSomeGuy 34
36 Hakkie -196
Collective_Wisdom 242

Standings

Salvarani gains second place from Northern. Behind our rookie, Leadbelly has moved up 5 and Rote Laterne 7, breaking into the top ten. As does Laarsland, but Blues in the Bottle has the best (11 place) move.

1 Vladimir 1688
2 Salvarani 1564
3 Northerner 1553
4 Leadbelly 1425
5 Rote_Laterne 1349
6 Armchair_Cyclist 1345
7 Laarsland 1333
8 PremierAndrew 1327
9 Kazistuta 1293
10 Comodoro 1283
11 TotalPackage 1261
12 Del1962 1258
13 BluesInTheBottle 1234
14 Triley36 1225
15 ArchieBoy 1200
16 Fauniera 1191
17 Tobydawq 1188
18 Jakob747 1181
18 Mellow_Velo 1181
20 LosBrolin 1171
21 DJSprtsch 1167
22 AmisVelo 1129
23 Googolplex 1086
24 Yellow_Knight 1076
25 BicycleBoy 1050
26 BikeRacer33 1046
27 Bminchow 1013
28 Koronin 1007
29 Search 1006
30 Shalgo 1002
31 Ripley 960
32 Carlo_Algatrensig 889
33 Scrool07 876
34 Josedin 812
35 JustSomeGuy 550
36 Hakkie 344
Collective_Wisdom 1312
 
Stage 8 Big breakaway

Green points

On the day

Unique picks earn their managers a mention

1 Kazistuta 40 (Aranburu)
2 Koronin 1 (Henao)
3 Everyone else 0

Overall

Katusha is up from 3rd to 1st: Koronin remains 20th.

1 Kazistuta 235
2 DJSprtsch 218
3 Yellow_Knight 203

Red points

Not for the first time, the main riders lose a lot of points, almost certainly only for 24 hours
ARANBURU DEBA Alexander 41 1
TUSVELD Martijn 11 1
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis 10 1
...
LATOUR Pierre -24 30
ARU Fabio -31 26
KELDERMAN Wilco -38 2
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander -50 5
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban -55 30
POGACAR Tadej -65 2
MAJKA Rafal -75 4
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro -75 2
ROGLIC Primoz -112 9
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel -187 20


This time, Hakkie doesn't quite buck the trend and remain in the black.

1 Hakkie -2
2 JustSomeGuy -80
3 Josedin -156
4 Ripley -161
5 DJSprtsch -172
6 Koronin -176
7 Carlo_Algatrensig -193
8 Search -195
9 BicycleBoy -201
10 Shalgo -211
11 Scrool07 -221
12 Bminchow -223
13 BikeRacer33 -228
14 Googolplex -236
15 Yellow_Knight -242
16 AmisVelo -244
17 ArchieBoy -251
18 Kazistuta -256
19 LosBrolin -278
20 Del1962 -284
21 Mellow_Velo -297
22 Jakob747 -303
22 PremierAndrew -303
24 Tobydawq -308
25 TotalPackage -309
26 Fauniera -310
27 Armchair_Cyclist -315
27 Triley36 -315
29 BluesInTheBottle -321
30 Comodoro -323
31 Rote_Laterne -334
32 Northerner -347
32 Salvarani -347
34 Laarsland -356
35 Vladimir -377
36 Leadbelly -380
Collective_Wisdom -307

Standings

For the most part, this was a compacting of the table rather than great change. But two managers make that not entirely the case: Kazistuta is up 4 places to 5th, and DJSprtsch has a 12 place leap into the top ten, mainly by virtue of having neither Lopez nor Roglic.


1 Vladimir 1311
2 Salvarani 1217
3 Northerner 1206
4 Leadbelly 1045
5 Kazistuta 1037
6 Armchair_Cyclist 1030
7 PremierAndrew 1024
8 Rote_Laterne 1015
9 DJSprtsch 995
10 Laarsland 977
11 Del1962 974
12 Comodoro 960
13 TotalPackage 952
14 ArchieBoy 949
15 BluesInTheBottle 913
16 Triley36 910
17 LosBrolin 893
18 AmisVelo 885
19 Mellow_Velo 884
20 Fauniera 881
21 Tobydawq 880
22 Jakob747 878
23 Googolplex 850
24 BicycleBoy 849
25 Yellow_Knight 834
26 Koronin 831
27 BikeRacer33 818
28 Search 811
29 Ripley 799
30 Shalgo 791
31 Bminchow 790
32 Carlo_Algatrensig 696
33 Josedin 656
34 Scrool07 655
35 JustSomeGuy 470
36 Hakkie 342
Collective_Wisdom 1005

I'm fairly sure most of today's changes will be reversed tomorrow, and probably something else dramatic as well. But what?
 
Stage 9 Hailstorm in Andorra

Green points

On the day
1 BluesInTheBottle 82 (Pogacar, Soler and Lopez)
2 Josedin 75 (Pogacar and Higuita)
3 Vladimir 52 (Quintana, Soler and Lopez)
4 Salvarani 43 (Quintana, Lopez, Geoghegan Hart)
5 Northerner 42
6 DJSprtsch 41
6 Ripley 41
8 Del1962 38
9 Googolplex 36
10 Shalgo 30


Overall

DJSprtsch moves back to the top, and Vladimir has a 4 place jump to third, a rise matched by Salvarani just behind him. Blues in the Bottle jumps 9 places into the top ten, but outside that group Josedin (10 places) and Googolplex (11), move up even faster.
1 DJSprtsch 259
2 Kazistuta 237
3 Vladimir 228
4 BicycleBoy 214
4 Salvarani 214
6 Yellow_Knight 206
7 Northerner 202
8 PremierAndrew 190
9 BluesInTheBottle 189
10 Armchair_Cyclist 186


Red points
Far from an exact reversal of yesterday's changes

QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander 343 5
POGACAR Tadej 175 2
ROGLIC Primoz 135 9
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro 50 2
KELDERMAN Wilco 41 2
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres 39 6
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc 36 7
BIZKARRA ETXEGIBEL Mikel 32 1
...
BAUHAUS Phil -15 8
BENNETT Sam -15 7
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis -36 1
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban -39 30
LATOUR Pierre -42 30
ARU Fabio -79 26


A huge range of scores today, with the drop of the temporary interlopers allowing most of the big names to recoup their loses from yesterday, and more (but not the most popular of the big names), while the three most popular riders in the game, all in the mid-range for price, add to yesterday's losses.

1 Vladimir 212
2 Ripley 201
3 Northerner 180
4 DJSprtsch 175
5 Salvarani 166
6 BluesInTheBottle 152
7 Josedin 97
8 Shalgo 93
9 Rote_Laterne 82
10 Del1962 46
11 LosBrolin 37
12 BicycleBoy 35
13 ArchieBoy 12
14 Googolplex 10
15 BikeRacer33 -10
16 Hakkie -12
17 Bminchow -13
18 AmisVelo -22
19 Fauniera -30
20 Laarsland -43
21 JustSomeGuy -45
22 Scrool07 -49
23 Yellow_Knight -56
24 Jakob747 -69
25 Search -114
26 Koronin -129
27 Comodoro -130
28 Leadbelly -141
29 TotalPackage -157
30 Tobydawq -161
31 Carlo_Algatrensig -163
32 Triley36 -171
33 Mellow_Velo -178
34 PremierAndrew -180
35 Armchair_Cyclist -186
36 Kazistuta -193
Collective_Wisdom -181

Standings

The overnight leader scored best today, and those who share the Lopez-Quintana pairing still share the virtual podium, albeit with 2nd and 3rd swapped over. Behind them, DJSprtsch and Rote Laterne are up by 5 and 3 places respectively, followed by four teams entering the top ten, including former leader Ripley, back with a 21 place jump.

1 Vladimir 1523
2 Northerner 1386
3 Salvarani 1383
4 DJSprtsch 1170
5 Rote_Laterne 1097
6 BluesInTheBottle 1065
7 Del1962 1020
8 Ripley 1000
9 ArchieBoy 961
10 Laarsland 934
11 LosBrolin 930
12 Leadbelly 904
13 BicycleBoy 884
13 Shalgo 884
15 AmisVelo 863
16 Googolplex 860
17 Fauniera 851
18 Armchair_Cyclist 844
18 Kazistuta 844
18 PremierAndrew 844
21 Comodoro 830
22 Jakob747 809
23 BikeRacer33 808
24 TotalPackage 795
25 Yellow_Knight 778
26 Bminchow 777
27 Josedin 753
28 Triley36 739
29 Tobydawq 719
30 Mellow_Velo 706
31 Koronin 702
32 Search 697
33 Scrool07 606
34 Carlo_Algatrensig 533
35 JustSomeGuy 425
36 Hakkie 330
Collective_Wisdom 824

Rest day tomorrow: I hope to have time for some numbers.
 
Thanks for all the updates. I am sure they are really appreciated even though there are few responses. Don't know if there is a realistivc chance that some of the Roglic teams will take over the lead tomorrow, but I will off course watch this space eagarly for the daily updates!
 
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Thanks for all the updates. I am sure they are really appreciated even though there are few responses. Don't know if there is a realistivc chance that some of the Roglic teams will take over the lead tomorrow, but I will off course watch this space eagarly for the daily updates!
I think it is possible if Roglic gets the stage, GC lead and red jersey bonus. Those who picked him couldn't afford so many mid priced riders, but the most popular such picks- Aru, Chaves, did badly yesterday so the Roglic teams climbed the rankings
 
Rest Day 1
Green points
which, after a rule change arising from discussion during the Tour, now consists only of stage points, not red jersey bonuses. Those with a stage podium, or equivalent
RiderStage pointsTeams
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander
129​
5​
BENNETT Sam
112​
7​
ROGLIC Primoz
97​
9​
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
97​
2​
JAKOBSEN Fabio
85​
1​
POGACAR Tadej
83​
2​
ARNDT Nikias
70​
0​
HERRADA LOPEZ Jesus
70​
0​
MADRAZO RUIZ Angel
70​
1​
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
59​
20​
TEUNS Dylan
47​
0​
ROCHE Nicolas
46​
0​
ARANBURU DEBA Alexander
42​
1​
BOL Jetse
40​
1​
MEZGEC Luka
40​
2​
THEUNS Edward
40​
1​
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
25​
6​
GODON Dorian
25​
0​
HERRADA LOPEZ Jose
25​
0​
VAN DER SANDE Tosh
25​
0​

I only put up the top ten most days: here is the whole lot, to see just how far behind you are.
PositionTeampointsKey riders
1​
DJSprtsch
259​
Quintana, Bennett
2​
Kazistuta
237​
Bennett, Lopez, Aranburu
3​
Vladimir
228​
Quintana, Lopez
4​
BicycleBoy
214​
Bennett, Roglic
4​
Salvarani
214​
Quintana, Lopez
6​
Yellow_Knight
206​
Bennett, Lopez, Gaviria
7​
Northerner
202​
Quintana, Lopez
8​
PremierAndrew
190​
Bennett, Lopez
9​
BluesInTheBottle
189​
Pogacar, Lopez, Gaviria
10​
Armchair_Cyclist
186​
Bennett, Lopez
11​
Ripley
172​
12​
Josedin
170​
13​
Rote_Laterne
157​
14​
ArchieBoy
155​
15​
Shalgo
152​
16​
Hakkie
140​
17​
JustSomeGuy
136​
18​
Del1962
131​
19​
Search
130​
20​
BikeRacer33
123​
20​
Googolplex
123​
22​
LosBrolin
120​
23​
AmisVelo
115​
24​
Koronin
114​
25​
Bminchow
112​
26​
Mellow_Velo
110​
27​
Leadbelly
107​
28​
TotalPackage
106​
29​
Comodoro
100​
30​
Fauniera
97​
31​
Carlo_Algatrensig
91​
31​
Tobydawq
91​
31​
Triley36
91​
34​
Laarsland
87​
35​
Jakob747
86​
36​
Scrool07
84​
Collective_Wisdom
186​

Red points
But the riders rather than our teams 29 of them have the equivalent of a stage win or better

RiderPointsTeams
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander
717​
5​
ROGLIC Primoz
515​
9​
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
435​
20​
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
412​
2​
POGACAR Tadej
343​
2​
HAGEN Carl Fredrik
215​
0​
EDET Nicolas
208​
0​
TEUNS Dylan
203​
0​
MAJKA Rafal
177​
4​
KELDERMAN Wilco
159​
2​
MADRAZO RUIZ Angel
155​
1​
BENNETT Sam
137​
7​
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel
127​
0​
PERNSTEINER Hermann
121​
0​
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres
117​
6​
IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion
108​
0​
JAKOBSEN Fabio
105​
1​
ROCHE Nicolas
100​
0​
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
97​
30​
HERRADA LOPEZ Jesus
94​
0​
BENNETT George
92​
0​
FUGLSANG Jakob
91​
0​
ARNDT Nikias
87​
0​
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida
85​
0​
BOUCHARD Geoffrey
84​
0​
RODRIGUEZ MARTIN Cristian
79​
0​
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc
77​
7​
GESINK Robert
73​
2​
KNOX James
72​
2​

Who has got the top teams to where they are?
1​
Vladimir
1523​
Quintana, Lopez, Chaves, Soler, Gesink
2​
Northerner
1386​
Quintana, Lopez, Chaves
3​
Salvarani
1383​
Quintana, Lopez, Chaves
4​
DJSprtsch
1170​
Quintana, Bennett, Chaves
5​
Rote_Laterne
1097​
Roglic, Lopez
6​
BluesInTheBottle
1065​
Lopez, Pogacar, Chaves, Soler
7​
Del1962
1020​
Roglic, Kelderman, Chaves, Soler
8​
Ripley
1000​
Quintana, Chaves
9​
ArchieBoy
961​
Lopez, Higuita, Madrazo, Knox
10​
Laarsland
934​
Lopez, Majka, Chaves, Soler
 
Thanks for all the updates. I am sure they are really appreciated even though there are few responses. Don't know if there is a realistivc chance that some of the Roglic teams will take over the lead tomorrow, but I will off course watch this space eagarly for the daily updates!
I think you should hang on tomorrow, although the podium behind you might be different.
But the spreadsheet is available each day here to do any "What if?"s you might want.
 
Stage 10 ITT in France

Green points

On the day
1 BicycleBoy 92 (Roglic, Craddock, Latour)
2 Del1962, Googolplex 80 (Roglic, Latour, Soler)
4 AmisVelo 78 (Roglic, Latour, Martinez)
5 Rest of the Roglic teams all have Latour too 77
10 Laarsland 11 (Latour, Soler, Martinez)

Overall

Bicycle Boy moves from 4th to 1st, and Rote Laterne, Shalgo and Del1962 are into the top ten with jumps of 8, 9 and 10 places respectively.
1 BicycleBoy 306
2 DJSprtsch 267
3 Kazistuta 244
4 Vladimir 238
5 Rote_Laterne 234
6 Shalgo 229
7 Salvarani 221
8 Del1962 211
9 Northerner 209
10 Yellow_Knight 206

Red points

2 big winners, one big loser

ROGLIC Primoz 243 pts 9 teams
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro 110 2
MAJKA Rafal 25 4
CRADDOCK Lawson 16 1
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc 15 7
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe 11 7
...
KELDERMAN Wilco -15 2
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander -265 5


Pretty clear which teams have Roglic, which Valverde, and which Quintana:
1 LosBrolin 264
2 Googolplex 261
3 BicycleBoy 258
4 AmisVelo 253
5 Bminchow 251
6 BikeRacer33 250
7 Rote_Laterne 248
8 Del1962 242
9 Shalgo 238
10 Koronin 115
11 Search 109
12 Laarsland 54
13 Leadbelly 43
14 Carlo_Algatrensig 28
15 ArchieBoy 16
16 TotalPackage 14
17 Josedin 12
18 BluesInTheBottle 9
19 Comodoro 6
20 Scrool07 5
21 Kazistuta 3
21 Mellow_Velo 3
21 PremierAndrew 3
24 Armchair_Cyclist -1
24 Triley36 -1
26 Fauniera -2
27 Hakkie -4
27 Tobydawq -4
29 Yellow_Knight -6
30 Jakob747 -12
31 JustSomeGuy -14
32 DJSprtsch -251
32 Vladimir -251
34 Northerner -262
34 Salvarani -262
36 Ripley -264
Collective_Wisdom -1

Standings

Major changes: Vladimir concedes his top spot to Rote Laterne, looking for a Vuelta-Tour double and up from 5th. Del1962 also has a 4 place jump to the podium, and there are ni less than 5 new entries to the top ten (LosBrolin, BicycleBoy, Shalgo, Googolplex and AmisVelo) The biggest jump is outside the ten though: Bminchow has gone up 13 spots.

1 Rote_Laterne 1345
2 Vladimir 1272
3 Del1962 1262
4 LosBrolin 1194
5 BicycleBoy 1142
6 Northerner 1124
7 Shalgo 1122
8 Googolplex 1121
8 Salvarani 1121
10 AmisVelo 1116
11 BluesInTheBottle 1074
12 BikeRacer33 1058
13 Bminchow 1028
14 Laarsland 988
15 ArchieBoy 977
16 Leadbelly 947
17 DJSprtsch 919
18 Fauniera 849
19 Kazistuta 847
19 PremierAndrew 847
21 Armchair_Cyclist 843
22 Comodoro 836
23 Koronin 817
24 TotalPackage 809
25 Search 806
26 Jakob747 797
27 Yellow_Knight 772
28 Josedin 765
29 Triley36 738
30 Ripley 736
31 Tobydawq 715
32 Mellow_Velo 709
33 Scrool07 611
34 Carlo_Algatrensig 561
35 JustSomeGuy 411
36 Hakkie 326
Collective_Wisdom 823
 
Thanks for all the updates. I am sure they are really appreciated even though there are few responses. Don't know if there is a realistivc chance that some of the Roglic teams will take over the lead tomorrow, but I will off course watch this space eagarly for the daily updates!
I think you should hang on tomorrow, although the podium behind you might be different.
But the spreadsheet is available each day here to do any "What if?"s you might want.
I was wrong: I wasn't reckoning on Quintana dropping below Lopez.
 

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