2020 Classics CQ Game Redux

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(It doesn't seem to be possible to post anything below a table, so this will be spread across several posts) There were also 14 selected riders who score 5 points for finishing.

Points for this race
Hirschi brings Joelsim 2 wins on the day in a row.
positionTeamScorerspointsgreen points
1​
JoelsimHirschi, Van der Poel
270​
80
2​
JustSomeGuyvan der Poel, Teuns and a 5er
115​
42.5
2​
Blues_in_the_BottlevdP and 3 fivers
115​
42.5
4​
MellowVelovdP, Geschke, 5er
111​
25
5​
Leadbelly
105​
12.5
5​
Triley36
105​
12.5
7​
Bminchow
100​
3.33
7​
SemirS
100​
3.33
7​
AmisVelo
100​
3.33
10​
Hakkie2
85​
1
11​
Search
73​
12​
Glomser
67​
13​
Armchair
62​
13​
Del1962
62​
13​
NorthAmericanScum
62​
16​
Kazistuta
54​
17​
Vladimir
28​
18​
Madrazo
23​
19​
Otoxiep87
10​
19​
Laarsland
10​
19​
LosBrolin
10​
19​
BlackBandit222
10​
23​
RoteLaterne
5​
23​
Comodoro
5​
23​
Shalgo
5​
23​
Salvarani
5​
23​
Scrool07
5​
23​
Northerner
5​
29​
Josedin
0​
29​
Zaka_Fan
0​
29​
Tobydawq
0​
29​
DJSprtsch
0​
29​
Googolplex
0​
CollectiveWisdom
0​

(but now I can add below a table: weird)

Green points standings:
PositionTeamGreen pointsposition change
1​
Search
230​
0
2​
Armchair
213.5​
0
3​
Joelsim
190.5​
8
4​
Josedin
167.88​
-1
5​
Laarsland
154.59​
-1
6​
Vladimir
151.5​
-1
7​
Comodoro
142.5​
-1
8​
JustSomeGuy
141.06​
5
9​
Bminchow
128.42​
1
10​
Northerner
128​
-3
 
Standings

I'm enjoying it while it lasts, but with the strange order of events this year, the races that are to follow should see different riders become relevant, and so, as financial investments always remind us, past performance is not an indicator of future results. Just hoping that we get future results.

RankTeamPointsChange in rank
1​
Armchair
1471​
0​
2​
Bminchow
1410​
1​
3​
Josedin
1348​
-1​
4​
Otoxiep87
1209​
0​
5​
Zaka_Fan
1155​
0​
6​
SemirS
1148​
4​
7​
RoteLaterne
1136​
-1​
8​
Madrazo
1125​
-1​
9​
Tobydawq
1094​
-1​
10​
Search
1072​
4​
11​
Comodoro
1056​
-2​
12​
DJSprtsch
1031​
-1​
13​
Joelsim
1029​
4​
14​
Shalgo
1024​
-2​
15​
Salvarani
1010​
-2​
16​
Scrool07
938​
-1​
17​
Del1962
837​
-1​
18​
Hakkie2
764​
1​
19​
Northerner
707​
-1​
20​
MellowVelo
689​
2​
21​
Leadbelly
660​
3​
22​
Glomser
632​
1​
23​
Vladimir
629​
-2​
24​
Laarsland
620​
-4​
25​
AmisVelo
614​
2​
26​
NorthAmericanScum
610​
-1​
27​
LosBrolin
557​
-1​
28​
JustSomeGuy
482​
2​
29​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
474​
2​
30​
Kazistuta
472​
-2​
31​
Triley36
445​
1​
32​
BlackBandit222
409​
-3​
33​
Googolplex
289​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
1223​

Covid willing, Brabantse Prijs on Wednesday
 
"How come you've started giving us neat tables all of a sudden, Armch?"

"VeloRooms is down, or at least unreliable, this morning. Normally I prepare updates there, and copy them here. The cells of the spreadsheet translate as tabs there, but only as spaces here. I know it doesn't normally maximise readability here, but it is the most efficient solution."

"But couldn't you post the neat tables here, then copy it to VeloRooms?"

"No, because end-of-cell coding here is totally ignored at VeloRooms, and I would have to go through the entire thing putting in spaces between columns and line returns."

"So is there an alternative solution?"

"Maybe the fine folks who read this thing, who actually received some training and education in computing, rather than being too old to have learned this stuff at school, can help. Otherwise, I guess it would be possible to put columns of commas in the spreadsheet, use the csv function in VeloRooms, and then strip out all those columns when posting here. But not while I have 'Spring' classics overlapping with Giro overlapping with Vuelta overlapping with Emerging Riders updates x3."
 
Stage 14 Brabantse Pijl

Alaphilippe almost did it again, which would have been worth an extra 52 points to the Van Der Poel teams.

VAN DER POEL Mathieu 2nd, 78 pts 9 teams
KWIATKOWSKI Michal 6th, 46 6
BAGIOLI Andrea 7th, 40 3
COVI Alessandro 9th, 28 1
Devenyns Dries 10th, 24 1
DEWULF Stan 11th, 20 1
TEUNS Dylan 12th, 18 3
DE MARCHI Alessandro 21st, 5 1
VANENDERT Jelle 22nd, 5 3
VALGREN HUNDAHL Michael 25th, 5 5

Today's top scorer, Bminchow, was the one who took most advantage of the opportunity to change his team at the re-boot. His unique pick, Covi, moves straight into a positive score, as has Bagioli with this result.


1 Bminchow 106 (Van Der Poel and Covi) 80 Green points
2 Blues_in_the_Bottle 98 (Van Der Poel and DeWulf) 50
3 JustSomeGuy 96 (Van der Poel and Teuns) 35
4= AmisVelo, Joelsim, Leadbelly, MellowVelo, SemirS, Triley36 78 10gp each
10 Glomser 70 (Kwiatkowski and Devenyns) 1
11 Laarsland 58 (Bagioli, Teuns)
12 Hakkie2 56
13 Del1962 51
14= Armchair, NorthAmericanScum, Search 46
17= Salvarani, Shalgo 40
19 LosBrolin 18
20 Vladimir 10
21 Madrazo, Otoxiep87, RoteLaterne, Tobydawq 5
25 The rest 0
CollectiveWisdom 0


Green points:

Bminchow, Joelsim and JSG scored today, and moved up 6, down one, and up 3 respectively.

1 Search 230
2 Armchair 213.5
3 Bminchow 208.42
4 Joelsim 200.5
5 JustSomeGuy 176.06
6 Josedin 167.88
7 Laarsland 154.59
8 Vladimir 151.5
9 Comodoro 142.5
10 Northerner 128


1 Armchair 1517 0
2 Bminchow 1516 0
3 Josedin 1348 0
4 SemirS 1226 up 2 places
5 Otoxiep87 1214 -1
6 Zaka_Fan 1155 -1
7 RoteLaterne 1141 0
8 Madrazo 1130 0
9 Search 1118 1
10 Joelsim 1107 3
11 Tobydawq 1099 -2
12 Shalgo 1064 2
13 Comodoro 1056 -2
14 Salvarani 1050 1
15 DJSprtsch 1031 -3
16 Scrool07 938 0
17 Del1962 888 0
18 Hakkie2 820 0
19 MellowVelo 767 1
20 Leadbelly 738 1
21 Northerner 707 -2
22 Glomser 702 0
23 AmisVelo 692 2
24 Laarsland 678 0
25 NorthAmericanScum 656 1
26 Vladimir 639 -3
27 JustSomeGuy 578 1
28 LosBrolin 575 -1
29 Blues_in_the_Bottle 572 0
30 Triley36 523 1
31 Kazistuta 472 -1
32 BlackBandit222 409 0
33 Googolplex 289 0
CollectiveWisdom 1223

My lead has now been eroded to the smallest possible margin, and I have almost no confidence in my cobbles squad, except for WvA.

Amstel Gold race was to have been on Saturday, but has been cancelled, but there are two races due on Sunday: Gent-Wevelgem and Paris Tours. It is more likely that the updates here will be on Monday. Until then, you can analyse your future prospects here.
 
Stage 15 Paris Tours

Only three Selected riders in the top 30:

MellowVelo and Vladimir each get 46 points (and 65 green points) for VAKOC Petr, 6th.
AmisVelo, Armchair, Comodoro, Del1962, Laarsland, LosBrolin, Northerner, Triley36 all get 8 points (12 green) for BOUHANNI Nacer (18th)
and DJSprtsch gets 6 for HAILU Biniam Girmay (20th)

Green Points
Vladimir moves from 8th to 3rd, Mellow Velo rises 8.

1 Search 230
2 Armchair 225.5
3 Vladimir 216.5
4 Bminchow 208.42
5 Joelsim 200.5
6 MellowVelo 187.5
7 JustSomeGuy 176.06
8 Josedin 167.88
9 Laarsland 166.59
10 Comodoro 154.5

Standings

Not enough riders and points for any significant changes.

1 Armchair 1525 0
2 Bminchow 1516 0
3 Josedin 1348 0
4 SemirS 1226 0
5 Otoxiep87 1214 0
6 Zaka_Fan 1155 0
7 RoteLaterne 1141 0
8 Madrazo 1130 0
9 Search 1118 0
10 Joelsim 1107 0
11 Tobydawq 1099 0
12 Comodoro 1064 1
12 Shalgo 1064 0
14 Salvarani 1050 0
15 DJSprtsch 1037 0
16 Scrool07 938 0
17 Del1962 896 0
18 Hakkie2 820 0
19 MellowVelo 813 0
20 Leadbelly 738 0
21 Northerner 715 0
22 Glomser 702 0
23 AmisVelo 700 0
24 Laarsland 686 0
25 Vladimir 685 1
26 NorthAmericanScum 656 -1
27 LosBrolin 583 1
28 JustSomeGuy 578 -1
29 Blues_in_the_Bottle 572 0
30 Triley36 531 0
31 Kazistuta 472 0
32 BlackBandit222 409 0
33 Googolplex 289 0
CollectiveWisdom 1231
 
Race 16 Gent Wevelgem

This is more of an event in terms of scores:
SENECHAL Florian 2nd, 132 pts for 4 teams
BETTIOL Alberto 4th, 96 for 4
DEGENKOLB John 6th, 76 3
VAN AERT Wout 8th, 58 14
VAN DER POEL Mathieu 9th, 52 9
TEUNS Dylan 10th, 46 3
ROWE Luke 12th, 35 5
NAESEN Oliver 14th, 27 1
DRUCKER Jempy 15th, 24 12
JACOBS Johan 16th, 21 3
plus 4 more of the top 30, and 21 other finishers getting 5 pts.

1 Northerner 292 (Senechal, Bettiol, Drucker, Jacobs, Dillier (22nd) and 1 5er) :80 green points
2 MellowVelo 222 (Senechal, Van Der Poel, Drucker and Dillier): 50 green points
3 Laarsland 202 (Senechal, Teuns, Dillier and a 5): 35 green points
4 Salvarani 196 (Degenkolb, Van Aert, Naesen, Jacobs, Dillier): 25 green points
5 Josedin 177 :15 green points
6 Shalgo 172: 10 green points
7 Comodoro 159: 5 green points
8 Vladimir 146:3 green points
9 Bminchow 148: 2 green points
10 DJSprtsch 144:1 green points
11 Triley36 135
12 SemirS 129
13 JustSomeGuy 127
13 Scrool07 127
15 BlackBandit222 120
16 Madrazo 111
16 RoteLaterne 111
18 Leadbelly 102
19 Googolplex 100
20 Otoxiep87 87
21 Zaka_Fan 86
22 Tobydawq 82
23 LosBrolin 80
24 AmisVelo 76
25 Blues_in_the_Bottle 72
26 Glomser 64
26 Kazistuta 64
28 Armchair 63
29 Joelsim 52
30 Hakkie2 39
31 NorthAmericanScum 28
32 Search 24
33 Del1962 14
CollectiveWisdom 101

Green points
Mellow Velo had been 14th on Sunday morning: he had a Pedersen of a day, with a joint first and a second, and is now top. Northerner dropped out of the top ten for an hour or so, now 4th.

1 MellowVelo 237.5
2 Search 230
3 Armchair 225.5
4 Northerner 220
5 Vladimir 219.5
6 Bminchow 210.42
7 Laarsland 201.59
8 Joelsim 200.5
9 Josedin 182.88
10 JustSomeGuy 176.06


Standings

I suspected that my cobbles team might not be able to defend my lead: Bminchow, the most enthusiastic changer of his team at the re-boot of this game, might have made wide choices in doing so, although the twin heads of his team, Van Aert and Van Der Poel, did nothing for each other's chances in this race: the other two to go for the pair of CycloCross terrors is Semir in fourth, so it wasn't a bad tactic. Salvarani is the salmon of the day, a seven place jump into the top ten.

1 Bminchow 1664 1
2 Armchair 1588 -1
3 Josedin 1525 0
4 SemirS 1355 0
5 Otoxiep87 1301 0
6 RoteLaterne 1252 1
7 Salvarani 1246 7
8 Madrazo 1241 0
8 Zaka_Fan 1241 -2
10 Shalgo 1236 2
11 Comodoro 1223 1
12 DJSprtsch 1181 3
12 Tobydawq 1181 -1
14 Joelsim 1159 -4
15 Search 1142 -6
16 Scrool07 1065 0
17 MellowVelo 1035 2
18 Northerner 1007 3
19 Del1962 915 -2
20 Laarsland 888 4
21 Hakkie2 859 -3
22 Leadbelly 840 -2
23 Vladimir 836 2
24 AmisVelo 776 -1
25 Glomser 766 -3
26 JustSomeGuy 705 2
27 NorthAmericanScum 684 -1
28 Triley36 666 2
29 LosBrolin 663 -2
30 Blues_in_the_Bottle 644 -1
31 Kazistuta 536 0
32 BlackBandit222 529 0
33 Googolplex 389 0
CollectiveWisdom 1332

Scheldeprijs on Wednesday, and with the cancellation of Paris Roubaix, which would have made a nice strong event to finish with, just two more to follow after that, Ronde and De Panne.

Spreadsheet
 
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Race 17 Scheldeprijs

The big name sprinters were too high a prijs to be selected for the game, but some points were gained:

MERLIER Tim 4th, 58 pts for 3 teams
BOUHANNI Nacer 11th, 20 for 8
THEUNS Edward 14th, 14 for North American Scum
HOFSTETTER Hugo 15th, 12 1for Googolplex
KANTER Max 17th, 9 3
VAN LERBERGHE Bert 23rd, 5 6
SENECHAL Florian 30th, 5 4

Green points

1 NorthAmericanScum 72 (Merlier and Theuns) 80 green points
2= Josedin, Zaka_Fan 58 (Merlier) 42.5 each
4 Laarsland 30 (Bouhanni and both 5 pointers) 25
5 Armchair, LosBrolin, Northerner 25 (Bouhanni and one of the fivers) 10 each
8 AmisVelo, Comodoro, Del1962, Triley36 20 1.5 each
12 Googolplex 12
13 Blues_in_the_Bottle, Bminchow, Joelsim 9
16 DJSprtsch, Hakkie2, Madrazo, MellowVelo, Vladimir 5
21 The rest 0
CollectiveWisdom 20

Standings

It's close with two events left. Armchair and Northerner each move up a place, Laarsland two, and Josedin three.

1 MellowVelo 237.5
2 Armchair 235.5
3 Northerner 230
3 Search 230
5 Laarsland 226.59
6 Josedin 225.38
7 Vladimir 219.5
8 Bminchow 210.42
9 Joelsim 200.5
10 JustSomeGuy 176.06


Standings

Third place outscored second outscroed first: it is bunching up at the top.

1 Bminchow 1673 0
2 Armchair 1613 0
3 Josedin 1583 0
4 SemirS 1355 0
5 Otoxiep87 1301 0
6 Zaka_Fan 1299 2
7 RoteLaterne 1252 -1
8 Madrazo 1246 0
8 Salvarani 1246 -1
10 Comodoro 1243 1
11 Shalgo 1236 -1
12 DJSprtsch 1186 0
13 Tobydawq 1181 -1
14 Joelsim 1168 0
15 Search 1142 0
16 Scrool07 1065 0
17 MellowVelo 1040 0
18 Northerner 1032 0
19 Del1962 935 0
20 Laarsland 918 0
21 Hakkie2 864 0
22 Vladimir 841 1
23 Leadbelly 840 -1
24 AmisVelo 796 0
25 Glomser 766 0
26 NorthAmericanScum 756 1
27 JustSomeGuy 705 -1
28 LosBrolin 688 1
29 Triley36 686 -1
30 Blues_in_the_Bottle 653 0
31 Kazistuta 536 0
32 BlackBandit222 529 0
33 Googolplex 401 0
CollectiveWisdom 1352


Usually loads of points in Ronde van Vlaanderen, who will get them on Sunday?
 
Dec 27, 2016
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I'll admit it is fun being at the top for once. Even if i am just living off of two guys. Here's hoping WVA and MVDP fight it out for first and second at Flanders. And maybe MVDP rides the last race too. But Armchair is looking tough with Kwiato, Nacer and Soren Kragh this weekend, in addition to WVA. I'm going to need a MVDP victory. Josed in also has Soren, which scares me. If all we get is one more race, please let it be the Tour of Flanders!
 
Race 18 Ronde van Vlaanderen The biggest race of the year (in terms of points won in this game, at any rate)

VAN DER POEL Mathieu 1st, 280pts for 9 teams
VAN AERT Wout 2nd, 170pts 14 teams
NAESEN Oliver 7th, 90 for DJSprtsch
DEGENKOLB John 9th, 70 3
TEUNS Dylan 11th, 54 3
SENECHAL Florian 12th, 46 4
BETTIOL Alberto 16th, 32 4
VANMARCKE Sep 17th, 30 7
BYSTRØM Sven Erik 20th, 24 1
KEUKELEIRE Jens 27th, 10 1
and no less than 26 other finishers, scoring 5 points each

1 SemirS 485 (Van der Poel, Van Aert, Vanmarcke and a fiver) 80 Green points
2 Bminchow 460 (Van der Poel, Van Aert and 2 fivers) 50gp
3 JustSomeGuy 363 (Van der Poel, Teuns, Bystrom and a fiver) 35
4 MellowVelo 341 (Van der Poel, Senechal and 3 fivers) 25
5 Salvarani 335 (Van Aert, Naesen, Degenkiolb and a fiver) 15
6 Triley36 320 10
7 Leadbelly 300 5
8= AmisVelo 295 2.5
8= Blues_in_the_Bottle 295 2.5
10 Joelsim 285 1
11 DJSprtsch 250
12 Shalgo 245
13 Josedin 212
14 Madrazo 210
14 Tobydawq 210
16 Scrool07 205
17 Comodoro 202
18= Otoxiep87 180
18= RoteLaterne 180
18= Zaka_Fan 180
21 Armchair 175
22 Laarsland 110
23 Northerner 98
24 LosBrolin 69
25 BlackBandit222 57
26 Vladimir 56
27 Googolplex 55
28 Kazistuta 40
29 Glomser 35
30= Del1962 20
30= NorthAmericanScum 20
32= Hakkie2 15
32= Search 15
CollectiveWisdom 185

Green points

Bminchow is up from 8th to just a few points from the lead, despite Mellow managing 4th on the day.
This top ten includes all those within striking range of the top with one event left.

1 MellowVelo 262.5
2 Bminchow 260.42
3 Armchair 235.5
4 Northerner 230
4 Search 230
6 Laarsland 226.59
7 Josedin 225.38
8 Vladimir 219.5
9 JustSomeGuy 211.06
10 Joelsim 201.5


Standings

The two teams that combine Van Aert and Van der Poel are now in the same positions that those two riders had today. Even at this late stage, moves of 4, 5 and 6 places have been possible.

1 Bminchow 2133 0
2 SemirS 1840 2
3 Josedin 1795 0
4 Armchair 1788 -2
5 Salvarani 1581 3
6 Otoxiep87 1481 -1
6 Shalgo 1481 5
8 Zaka_Fan 1479 -2
9 Madrazo 1456 -1
10 Joelsim 1453 4
11 Comodoro 1445 -1
12 DJSprtsch 1436 0
13 RoteLaterne 1432 -6
14 Tobydawq 1391 -1
15 MellowVelo 1381 2
16 Scrool07 1270 0
17 Search 1157 -2
18 Leadbelly 1140 5
19 Northerner 1130 -1
20 AmisVelo 1091 4
21 JustSomeGuy 1068 6
22 Laarsland 1028 -2
23 Triley36 1006 6
24 Del1962 955 -5
25 Blues_in_the_Bottle 948 5
26 Vladimir 897 -4
27 Hakkie2 879 -6
28 Glomser 801 -3
29 NorthAmericanScum 776 -3
30 LosBrolin 757 -2
31 BlackBandit222 586 1
32 Kazistuta 576 -1
33 Googolplex 456 0
CollectiveWisdom 1537


With the points available at the Dreidaagse, Semir would need the first two and one more finisher to draw level. But the battle for the podium remains alive. All off to check out start lists for Wednesday's final leg of this rather disjointed edition.
 
So this time it wasn't my fault.
I specifically keep a look out for Michael Valgren in the results because of the odd way that his name is given on CQ, and I was a bit surprised not to see him there last night, as he had been on the startlist last time I looked. This morning, I see that he (and not Mikael Delage) finished 21st, gaining 5 points each for Del1962, Hakkie, Rote Laterne, Tobydawq and Vladimir.

Fortunately for my workload, none of them gain green points for the Ronde, even with the additional 22 points, so I don't need to alter that table, but for the purposes of completeness and accuracy, the penultimate standings are:

1 Bminchow 2133
2 SemirS 1840
3 Josedin 1795
4 Armchair 1788
5 Salvarani 1581
6 Otoxiep87 1481
6 Shalgo 1481
8 Zaka_Fan 1479
9 Madrazo 1456
10 RoteLaterne 1454
11 Joelsim 1453
12 Comodoro 1445
13 DJSprtsch 1436
14 Tobydawq 1413
15 MellowVelo 1381
16 Scrool07 1270
17 Search 1157
18 Leadbelly 1140
19 Northerner 1130
20 AmisVelo 1091
21 JustSomeGuy 1068
22 Laarsland 1028
23 Triley36 1006
24 Del1962 977
25 Blues_in_the_Bottle 948
26 Vladimir 919
27 Hakkie2 901
28 Glomser 801
29 NorthAmericanScum 776
30 LosBrolin 757
31 BlackBandit222 586
32 Kazistuta 576
33 Googolplex 456
CollectiveWisdom 1537

The extra 22 points put Rote Laterne into the top ten.

And this addendum gives me the chance to remind you of the Vuelta game: Tuesday is an odd deadline, but this is 2020.
 
Final event, Race 19: Dreidaagse Brugges - De Panne

A good race by all accounts (I saw very little of it) but scarcely a grand finale in terms of the game.

DECLERCQ Tim 2nd, 108 points for Googolplex
MERLIER Tim 3rd, 92 for Josedin, NAS and Zaka Fan
DEGENKOLB John 4th, 78 for DJSprtsch, Salvarani and Shalgo
DRUCKER Jempy 5th, 70 12 teams
VAN LERBERGHE Bert 7th, 54 6
RICKAERT Jonas 10th 36 2
Plus 5 more riders in the top 25, and 5 other scoring finishers


1 Googolplex 200 (DeClercq, Drucker and Hofstetter (14th, 22) 80 green points
2 Shalgo 153 (Degenkolb, Drucker and a 5er) 50 green pts
3 DJSprtsch 132 (Degenkolb and Van Lerberghe) 35
4 Northerner 127 (Drucker, Rickert, Senechal (17th, 16) and a 5er) 25
5= LosBrolin , Madrazo 124 (Drucker, Van Lerberghe) 12.5 each
7 NorthAmericanScum 97 5
8= Josedin, Zaka_Fan 92 2.5 each
10 Hakkie2 90 1
11 MellowVelo 86
12 Salvarani 83
13 Glomser, Leadbelly 75
15= Bminchow, Laarsland, RoteLaterne, Search, Triley36 70
20 Armchair 54
21 JustSomeGuy 53
22 Blues_in_the_Bottle 37
23 AmisVelo 23
24 Vladimir 16
25 Scrool07 14
26 Kazistuta 9
27= BlackBandit222, Tobydawq 5
29= Comodoro, Del1962, Joelsim, Otoxiep87, SemirS 0
CollectiveWisdom 70


Green points

Final standings

Of the top ten, only Northerner and Josedin gained green points today. They each move up one place, which for Northerner gains a place on the final podium.

1 MellowVelo 262.5
2 Bminchow 260.42
3 Northerner 255
4 Armchair 235.5
5 Search 230
6 Josedin 227.88
7 Laarsland 226.59
8 Vladimir 219.5
9 JustSomeGuy 211.06
10 Joelsim 201.5
11 Googolplex 177.97
12 SemirS 164.33
13 Comodoro 161
14 Hakkie2 127.56
15 Otoxiep87 125.38
16 DJSprtsch 117.2
17 Shalgo 116.67
18 Blues_in_the_Bottle 116
19 Salvarani 114.29
20 NorthAmericanScum 100
21 AmisVelo 90.33
22 LosBrolin 78
23 Zaka_Fan 68.88
24 RoteLaterne 62.88
25 Triley36 52
26 Madrazo 50.08
27 Leadbelly 42
28 Kazistuta 35.5
29 Tobydawq 35.38
30 Del1962 24
31 Glomser 23.5
32 Scrool07 0.58
33 BlackBandit222 0

Mellow Velo was not top scorer on any race on his own, but had a share of the victory at Paris-Tours, and second places in Gent-Wevelgem and Lombardia, which made a good base for his score. Congratulations to him and Bminchow, and the above mentioned Northerner for making the podium (even if you kept me off it).

Main Classification: Final standings

Bminchow's lead was indeed unassailable, and his inclusion of Van der Poel when team adjustments were allowed at the season's relaunch was the key to victory. But it was MvdP's fall today, and therefore his failure to score, that caused Semir's 2 place fall from the final podium. Being the best scorer on the day rescued Googolplex from last place, and DJSprtsch makes a late jump to be in the final top ten.

1 Bminchow 2203 0
2 Josedin 1887 1
3 Armchair 1842 1
4 SemirS 1840 -2
5 Salvarani 1664 0
6 Shalgo 1634 0
7 Madrazo 1580 2
8 Zaka_Fan 1571 0
9 DJSprtsch 1568 4
10 RoteLaterne 1524 0
11 Otoxiep87 1481 -5
12 MellowVelo 1467 3
13 Joelsim 1453 -2
14 Comodoro 1445 -2
15 Tobydawq 1418 -1
16 Scrool07 1284 0
17 Northerner 1257 2
18 Search 1227 -1
19 Leadbelly 1215 -1
20 JustSomeGuy 1121 1
21 AmisVelo 1114 -1
22 Laarsland 1098 0
23 Triley36 1076 0
24 Hakkie2 991 3
25 Blues_in_the_Bottle 985 0
26 Del1962 977 -2
27 Vladimir 935 -1
28 LosBrolin 881 2
29 Glomser 876 -1
30 NorthAmericanScum 873 -1
31 Googolplex 656 2
32 BlackBandit222 591 -1
33 Kazistuta 585 -1
CollectiveWisdom 1607


I'd like to hope I won't need to run a Spring Classics game in October again (but who knows what COVID has in store for us in 2021?), but it's certainly been an interesting edition.


Thanks to all who entered, and to the riders who rewarded or mocked our wisdom, and the CQ team, and congratulations to Bminchow and Josedin, and to Mellow Velo for the green jersey.

I'll do a bit of analysis if I get a chance to soon, but with two GT games going on, that might be tricky.
If you think you can understand the system I have devised in the spreadsheet, the numbers are all here for you to explore.
 
Some numbers to round it all off.

There were 565 riders who scored in at least one of these 19 races: the top scoring ones were:
RidersTeamsPoints in these racesPrice (2019 CQ score)
VAN AERT Wout
14​
1024​
898​
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
0​
828​
2458​
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
9​
650​
1365​
HIRSCHI Marc
1​
600​
540​
FUGLSANG Jakob
0​
512​
2067​
MATTHEWS Michael
0​
493​
971​
LAMPAERT Yves
0​
466​
979​
KWIATKOWSKI Michal
6​
430​
645​
ROGLIC Primoz
0​
424​
3235​
BARGUIL Warren
0​
406​
711​
SENECHAL Florian
4​
405​
486​
COSNEFROY Benoît
0​
356​
683​
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
1​
283​
1087​
POGACAR Tadej
0​
277​
1519​
WOODS Michael
0​
273​
1134​
ASGREEN Kasper
0​
262​
757​
BETTIOL Alberto
4​
261​
781​
STUYVEN Jasper
0​
257​
854​
TRENTIN Matteo
0​
257​
1478​
KRISTOFF Alexander
0​
255​
1606​
NIBALI Vincenzo
0​
235​
1012​
DEGENKOLB John
3​
232​
520​
PEDERSEN Mads
0​
230​
583​
NAESEN Oliver
1​
226​
1205​
MERLIER Tim
3​
216​
523​
EWAN Caleb
0​
213​
1376​
MOHORIC Matej
0​
210​
512​
MARTIN Guillaume
0​
209​
1041​
KÜNG Stefan
0​
204​
889​
DECLERCQ Tim
1​
198​
89​
BENOOT Tiesj
0​
198​
983​
TURGIS Anthony
0​
195​
717​
NIZZOLO Giacomo
0​
190​
490​
CLARKE Simon
0​
183​
638​
SAGAN Peter
0​
183​
1582​
RICKAERT Jonas
2​
176​
23​
VAN AVERMAET Greg
0​
175​
1713​
BENNETT George
0​
170​
465​
MEZGEC Luka
0​
170​
377​
MADOUAS Valentin
0​
160​
540​
TEUNS Dylan
3​
152​
833​
CAVAGNA Rémi
0​
150​
300​
 
Of those, Van Aert, Hirschi, De Clercq and Rickaert made a profit, but they weren't the only ones:

pointscostprofitteams
RICKAERT Jonas
176​
23​
153​
2​
VAN AERT Wout
1024​
898​
126​
14​
DECLERCQ Tim
198​
89​
109​
1​
SIMMONS Quinn
81​
0​
81​
21​
EEKHOFF Nils
149​
74​
75​
7​
HIRSCHI Marc
600​
540​
60​
1​
PEDERSEN Casper Phillip
140​
95​
45​
0​
VERMEERSCH Florian
60​
16​
44​
0​
DRUCKER Jempy
136​
103​
33​
12​
EINHORN Itamar
28​
0​
28​
0​
VAN LERBERGHE Bert
69​
42​
27​
6​
JORGENSON Matteo
45​
25​
20​
1​
JACOBS Johan
41​
22​
19​
3​
LAFAY Victor
15​
0​
15​
0​
MORIN Emmanuel
19​
5​
14​
0​
ELOSEGUI MOMEÑE Iñigo
15​
5​
10​
0​
TULETT Ben
10​
0​
10​
0​
VAN DEN BOSSCHE Fabio
10​
0​
10​
0​
BAGIOLI Andrea
91​
83​
8​
3​
HUYS Laurens
10​
2​
8​
3​
COVI Alessandro
28​
21​
7​
1​
GUGLIELMI Simon
24​
17​
7​
0​
DE WILDE Gilles
6​
0​
6​
0​
DONOVAN Mark
10​
5​
5​
0​
DIBBEN Jonathan
5​
0​
5​
1​
TORRES BARCELO Albert
5​
0​
5​
0​
ARENSMAN Thymen
5​
0​
5​
0​
WURF Cameron
5​
0​
5​
0​
WILLIAMS Stephen
5​
0​
5​
0​
RODRIGUEZ CANO Carlos
5​
0​
5​
0​
QUARTERMAN Charlie
5​
1​
4​
0​
PLANCKAERT Emiel
10​
8​
2​
1​
MARTIN SANZ Gotzon
13​
12​
1​
0​
KANTER Max
9​
8​
1​
3​
GONZALEZ CASTILLERO Roberto Carlos
5​
4​
1​
0​
MAITRE Florian
5​
4​
1​
0​

Those riders obviously had returns of more than 100%, but good performance for the game is a good score (at least 100 pts for the sake of this table) that is a decent percentage of cost

pointscostpercentageteams
RICKAERT Jonas
176​
23​
765​
2​
DECLERCQ Tim
198​
89​
222​
1​
EEKHOFF Nils
149​
74​
201​
7​
PEDERSEN Casper Phillip
140​
95​
147​
0​
DRUCKER Jempy
136​
103​
132​
12​
VAN AERT Wout
1024​
898​
114​
14​
HIRSCHI Marc
600​
540​
111​
1​
SENECHAL Florian
405​
486​
83​
4​
KWIATKOWSKI Michal
430​
645​
67​
6​
SMITH Dion
138​
221​
62​
0​
BARGUIL Warren
406​
711​
57​
0​
COSNEFROY Benoît
356​
683​
52​
0​
GESCHKE Simon
106​
205​
52​
2​
MATTHEWS Michael
493​
971​
51​
0​
CAVAGNA Rémi
150​
300​
50​
0​
CLAEYS Dimitri
105​
215​
49​
0​
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
650​
1365​
48​
9​
LAMPAERT Yves
466​
979​
48​
0​
MEZGEC Luka
170​
377​
45​
0​
DEGENKOLB John
232​
520​
45​
3​
MERLIER Tim
216​
523​
41​
3​
MOHORIC Matej
210​
512​
41​
0​
PEDERSEN Mads
230​
583​
39​
0​
NIZZOLO Giacomo
190​
490​
39​
0​
BENNETT George
170​
465​
37​
0​
ASGREEN Kasper
262​
757​
35​
0​
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
828​
2458​
34​
0​
BETTIOL Alberto
261​
781​
33​
4​
KANGERT Tanel
106​
333​
32​
0​
MOLARD Rudy
144​
470​
31​
0​
ARANBURU DEBA Alexander
107​
353​
30​
0​
DE GENDT Aimé
130​
430​
30​
0​
STUYVEN Jasper
257​
854​
30​
0​


Impeccable Picks (you couldn't score higher for the same cost)

pointscostteams
VAN AERT Wout
1024​
898​
14​
HIRSCHI Marc
600​
540​
1​
SENECHAL Florian
405​
486​
3​
DECLERCQ Tim
198​
89​
1​
RICKAERT Jonas
176​
23​
2​
SIMMONS Quinn
81​
0​
21​

Best possible team (without considering possibilities through swapping riders at the Covid-break, and based on a quick look. It is probably possible to do better: let me know if you do)

PricePoints
VAN AERT Wout
898​
1024​
HIRSCHI Marc
540​
600​
KWIATKOWSKI Michal
645​
430​
SENECHAL Florian
486​
389​
EEKHOFF Nils
74​
149​
RICKAERT Jonas
23​
140​
PEDERSEN Casper Phillip
95​
140​
DECLERCQ Tim
89​
90​
SIMMONS Quinn
0​
81​
DRUCKER Jempy
103​
66​
VERMEERSCH Florian
16​
60​
JORGENSON Matteo
25​
45​
TOTAL
2994​
3214​


We had our failures, though. The following riders from among our picks each cost more than the average per rider spend of 250 points, but returned less than 10 % of their cost


DEBUSSCHERE Jens
5​
259​
1.9​
4​
TERPSTRA Niki
15​
559​
2.7​
2​
JUNGELS Bob
20​
658​
3.0​
4​
DOULL Owain
10​
284​
3.5​
1​
MOSCON Gianni
15​
424​
3.5​
4​
PETIT Adrien
10​
270​
3.7​
4​
KEUKELEIRE Jens
30​
528​
5.7​
1​
THEUNS Edward
29​
466​
6.2​
1​
KELDERMAN Wilco
26​
402​
6.5​
1​

And we also between us picked 30 riders who didn't score at all in the series of races, of whom Sacha Modolo was the most popular (although Alexys Brunel also made the Collective Wisdom team) and Phil Bauhaus, Jonas Van Genechten and Quinten Hermans each cost over 150 points.

And of the races that were eventually selected and that took place, their respective contributions to the game were:

total points wonpercentage of game
Ronde van Vlaanderen
6428​
15.2​
World Championships Road Race
5314​
12.6​
Milan-San Remo
5252​
12.4​
Strade Bianche
3838​
9.1​
Gent-Wevelgem
3761​
8.9​
Omloop
3252​
7.7​
Bretagne Ouest France
2842​
6.7​
Dreidaagse De Panne
2116​
5.0​
Milan-Torino
1741​
4.1​
Liege Bastogne Liege
1707​
4.0​
Dwars ddor het Hageland
1367​
3.2​
Brabantse Prijs
1269​
3.0​
Fleche Walllonne
1268​
3.0​
Lombardia
826​
2.0​
Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
587​
1.4​
Scheldeprijs
437​
1.0​
Paris Tours
162​
0.4​
Ardeche
101​
0.2​
Drome
51​
0.1​

I think that pretty much exhausts it If you find anything else noteworthy in the spreadsheet.
 
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