2020 Spring Classics CQ Game

The riders have had a chance to do their warm-up races, and we are now 2 weeks from the northern European start to the season, which for many is where it really starts.

It is also where our Spring Classics CQ game starts.

Your team, should you accept the challenge, is to consist of 12 riders, whose CQ price at 1 January was in total no more than 3000 points in total.

You will gain points, and the attached bragging rights, according to the CQ scales and the performance of your chosen dozen in the following races:
29-Feb Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 1.UWT3
29-Feb Faun-Ardèche Classic 1.Pro
01-Mar Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne 1.Pro
01-Mar Royal Bernard Drome Classic 1.Pro
07-Mar Strade Bianche 1.UWT3
08-Mar GP Industria & Artigianato 1.Pro
18-Mar Danilith Nokere Koerse 1.Pro
19-Mar Grand Prix de Denain - Porte du Hainaut 1.Pro
20-Mar Bredene Koksijde Classic 1.Pro
21-Mar Milano-Sanremo 1.UWT1
25-Mar AG Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne 1.UWT3
27-Mar E3 BinckBank Classic 1.UWT2
29-Mar Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields 1.UWT2
01-Apr Dwars door Vlaanderen - A travers la Flandre 1.UWT3
04-Apr Gran Premio Miguel Indurain 1.Pro
05-Apr Ronde van Vlaanderen - Tour des Flandres 1.UWT1
08-Apr Scheldeprijs 1.Pro
12-Apr Paris-Roubaix 1.UWT1
15-Apr De Brabantse Pijl - La Flèche Brabançonne 1.Pro
19-Apr Amstel Gold Race 1.UWT2
19-Apr Tro-Bro Léon 1.Pro
22-Apr La Flèche Wallonne 1.UWT2
26-Apr Liège-Bastogne-Liège 1.UWT1
01-May Eschborn-Frankfurt 1.UWT3
I should manage to get an update up within 24 hours or so of each event.

You will need to get your team to me before the first of these events start, so 11am CET on 29 Feb. A PM on this forum should do the job. I will send my team to the first manager to send in their names (but not before Monday evening, as I am away for the weekend).

As ever, your efforts to submit your rider list in CQ format, with nothing else on the same line, are appreciated.


Entries so far (as of late on Wednesday 26th)
AmisVelo
Armchair
Blues_in_the_Bottle
Bminchow
Comodoro
Del1962
Glomser
Hakkie2
Joelsim
JustSomeGuy
Leadbelly
LosBrolin
Madrazo
Otoxiep87
RoteLaterne
Salvarani
Scrool07
Shalgo
Triley36

Last year saw a record score and a huge winning margin in this game: what will we get this time around?

Good luck to all.
 
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With just over a week to go, we have seven teams in (plus my own, which has been lodged with Hakkie).

There is a Dropbox file that will help you check the prices and name formats of your riders, and includes a column with the points earned by riders in this series of races last year.
 
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19 teams in so far, with Thursday, Friday and part of Saturday (depending on your time zone) left to get your team to me.

95 riders have been selected: 2 of them are on more than half the teams, 53 are only picked once (including one who retired at the end of last season: oops)

Only two pairs of teams have the same two riders as their most expensive picks.

At present, the popularity rankings range from 81% to 42% of the provisional Collective Wisdom team's score and the points that the selected riders scored in this series of races last year go from 26% to 83% of the highest possible score that I have found.

But still plenty more teams to come to disrupt this data, I hope.
 
And they're off...

33 teams, 131 riders

(Riders listed in price order within each team, asterisks indicate unique picks)

Amis Velo
SAGAN Peter *
BOUHANNI Nacer
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
CORT NIELSEN Magnus
EENKHOORN Pascal
VAN DER HOORN Taco
DILLIER Silvan
ROELANDTS Jürgen
VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume
BOECKMANS Kris
DE BIE Sean
SIMMONS Quinn

Armchair Cyclist
VAN AERT Wout
KWIATKOWSKI Michal
MOSCON Gianni
BOUHANNI Nacer
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
KÄMNA Lennard *
DILLIER Silvan
GAUDIN Damien
BOECKMANS Kris
VAN LERBERGHE Bert
DE BIE Sean
SIMMONS Quinn

BlackBandit 222
STYBAR Zdenek
BETTIOL Alberto
KEUKELEIRE Jens *
DURBRIDGE Luke
GASPAROTTO Enrico
RUTSCH Jonas
DILLIER Silvan
BOECKMANS Kris
KEISSE Iljo *
OWEN Logan *
JORGENSON Matteo *
SIMMONS Quinn

Blues in the Bottle
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
JUNGELS Bob
PETIT Adrien
EENKHOORN Pascal
VAN DER HOORN Taco
DEWULF Stan *
VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume
EEKHOFF Nils
VAN DEN BERG Julius *
RIES Michel *
VANHOUCKE Harm
KANTER Max

Bminchow
VAN AERT Wout
JUNGELS Bob
THEUNS Edward
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien *
MCLAY Daniel *
DRUCKER Jempy
EDMONDSON Alexander
EEKHOFF Nils
MODOLO Sacha
VICHOT Arthur
SIMMONS Quinn

Comodoro
VAN AERT Wout
BETTIOL Alberto
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
BOUHANNI Nacer
CORT NIELSEN Magnus
CRAS Steff
HOLMES Matthew *
DEVRIENDT Tom
BRUNEL Alexys
ENGER Sondre Holst
DE BIE Sean
HUYS Laurens

Del1962
KWIATKOWSKI Michal
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael
MOSCON Gianni
BOUHANNI Nacer
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
BAUHAUS Phil
ARNDT Nikias *
RUTSCH Jonas
STANNARD Robert *
DILLIER Silvan
EEKHOFF Nils
DE BIE Sean

DJSprtsch
VAN AERT Wout
DEGENKOLB John
VAN POPPEL Danny
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
NAESEN Lawrence *
STEIMLE Jannik *
CORT NIELSEN Magnus
ZABEL Rick
MODOLO Sacha
HAILU Biniam Girmay *
VAN LERBERGHE Bert
DE BIE Sean

Glomser
Kwiatkowski Michal
Van Poppel Danny
Petit Adrien
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
Debusschere Jens
Durbridge Luke
Rowe Luke
Bauhaus Phil
Geniets Kévin *
Devenyns Dries
DRUCKER Jempy
ROELANDTS Jürgen

Googolplex
STYBAR Zdenek
VANMARCKE Sep
HOFSTETTER Hugo *
DURBRIDGE Luke
ROWE Luke
VAN GENECHTEN Jonas *
PEREZ Anthony *
DRUCKER Jempy
DECLERCQ Tim *
MODOLO Sacha
TURGIS Jimmy *
DE BIE Sean

Hakkie
KWIATKOWSKI Michal
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael
TERPSTRA Niki
DEBUSSCHERE Jens
KREUZIGER Roman *
GASPAROTTO Enrico
VANENDERT Jelle
WISNIOWSKI Lukasz *
DILLIER Silvan
ROELANDTS Jürgen
VAN LERBERGHE Bert
RICKAERT Jonas

Joelsim
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
HIRSCHI Marc *
MOSCON Gianni
ROSA Diego *
HERMANS Quinten
ROELANDTS Jürgen
BEULLENS Cédric
BRUNEL Alexys
BUITRAGO SANCHEZ Santiago *
KANTER Max
DE BIE Sean
SIMMONS Quinn

Josedin
VAN AERT Wout
BETTIOL Alberto
MERLIER Tim
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
HAUSSLER Heinrich
DILLIER Silvan
EEKHOFF Nils
BEULLENS Cédric
BRUNEL Alexys
ENGER Sondre Holst
DE BIE Sean
SIMMONS Quinn

Just Some Guy
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
TEUNS Dylan
MCCARTHY Jay *
BYSTRØM Sven Erik *
DILLIER Silvan
ROELANDTS Jürgen
VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume
LAENGEN Vegard Stake *
POWER Robert *
BENNETT Sean *
SELLIER Simon *
SIMMONS Quinn

Kazistuta
MARTIN Daniel *
VANMARCKE Sep
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
MOSCON Gianni
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
ROWE Luke
VAN DER HOORN Taco
ROELANDTS Jürgen
EDMONDSON Alexander
MODOLO Sacha
DE BIE Sean
SIMMONS Quinn

Laarsland
STYBAR Zdenek
TEUNS Dylan
SENECHAL Florian
BOUHANNI Nacer
DILLIER Silvan
ZABEL Rick
BAGIOLI Andrea
MOLANO BENAVIDES Juan Sebastian
EEKHOFF Nils
MODOLO Sacha
VAN LERBERGHE Bert
BRUNEL Alexys

Leadbelly
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
STYBAR Zdenek
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
HAUSSLER Heinrich
DRUCKER Jempy
LE GAC Olivier *
EEKHOFF Nils
MODOLO Sacha
VANHOUCKE Harm
JACOBS Johan
DE BIE Sean
HUYS Laurens

Los Brolin
STYBAR Zdenek
TEUNS Dylan
MOSCON Gianni
BOUHANNI Nacer
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
DRUCKER Jempy
MOLANO BENAVIDES Juan Sebastian
EEKHOFF Nils
VAN LERBERGHE Bert
BRUNEL Alexys
HOELGAARD Daniel
SIMMONS Quinn

Madrazo
VAN AERT Wout
VANMARCKE Sep
TERPSTRA Niki
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
VANENDERT Jelle
HERMANS Quinten
DRUCKER Jempy
THWAITES Scott
MODOLO Sacha
VAN LERBERGHE Bert
HOELGAARD Daniel
SIMMONS Quinn

Mellow Velo
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
SENECHAL Florian
DURBRIDGE Luke
GESCHKE Simon
VAKOC Petr
HAAS Nathan *
DRUCKER Jempy
DILLIER Silvan
ROELANDTS Jürgen
MODOLO Sacha
MINALI Riccardo *
VICHOT Arthur

North American Scum
KWIATKOWSKI Michal
MERLIER Tim
THEUNS Edward
VAN POPPEL Danny
DURBRIDGE Luke
BACKAERT Frederik
HERMANS Quinten
CRAS Steff
DILLIER Silvan
GAUDIN Damien
MÄDER Gino *
SIMMONS Quinn

Northerner
BETTIOL Alberto
JUNGELS Bob
SENECHAL Florian
VAN POPPEL Danny
BOUHANNI Nacer
DRUCKER Jempy
DILLIER Silvan
ROELANDTS Jürgen
MOLANO BENAVIDES Juan Sebastian
BRUNEL Alexys
RICKAERT Jonas
JACOBS Johan

Otoxiep87
VAN AERT Wout
STYBAR Zdenek
DE MARCHI Alessandro *
GASPAROTTO Enrico
OOMEN Sam *
PLANCKAERT Edward *
VAN GESTEL Dries *
VERMOTE Julien *
DILLIER Silvan
ROELANDTS Jürgen
DEVRIENDT Tom
Simmons Quinn

Rote Laterne
VAN AERT Wout
STYBAR Zdenek
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael
DEBUSSCHERE Jens
HAUSSLER Heinrich
DRUCKER Jempy
DILLIER Silvan
MODOLO Sacha
GHYS Robbe *
PLANCKAERT Emiel *
DE BIE Sean
SIMMONS Quinn

Salvarani
NAESEN Oliver *
VAN AERT Wout
DEGENKOLB John
DILLIER Silvan
BAGIOLI Andrea
MODOLO Sacha
BRUNEL Alexys
HOELGAARD Daniel
VICHOT Arthur
JACOBS Johan
DE BIE Sean
HUYS Laurens

Scrool07
VAN AERT Wout
VANMARCKE Sep
PETIT Adrien
DEBUSSCHERE Jens
CORT NIELSEN Magnus
BACKAERT Frederik
ROWE Luke
VAN DER HOORN Taco
GAUDIN Damien
BOECKMANS Kris
BURGAUDEAU Mathieu *
SIMMONS Quinn

Search
VAN AERT Wout
MOSCON Gianni
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
CORT NIELSEN Magnus
GESCHKE Simon
FELLINE Fabio
DEVENYNS Dries
HERMANS Quinten
HAUSSLER Heinrich
DE BACKER Bert *
DRUCKER Jempy
THWAITES Scott

SemirS
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
VAN AERT Wout
VANMARCKE Sep
OSS Daniel *
SPENGLER Lukas *
WATANABE Ayumu *
WATKINS Ryan *
WILCHES RODRIGUEZ Norberto *
WORSDALE Alexander *
YAGUARO FLORES Isaac Simon *
ZACARIAS Adilson *
Simmons Quinn

Shalgo
VAN AERT Wout
JUNGELS Bob
DEGENKOLB John
PETIT Adrien
CORT NIELSEN Magnus
DRUCKER Jempy
DILLIER Silvan
BAGIOLI Andrea
BOECKMANS Kris
VICHOT Arthur
SIX Franklin
SIMMONS Quinn

Tobydawq
VAN AERT Wout
VANMARCKE Sep
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael
DOULL Owain *
ANDERSEN SØREN Kragh
WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads *
EDMONDSON Alexander
MODOLO Sacha
CULLAIGH Gabriel
VANHOUCKE Harm
DE BIE Sean
SIMMONS Quinn

TRiley36
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
VANMARCKE Sep
BOUHANNI Nacer
CORT NIELSEN Magnus
ROWE Luke
DRUCKER Jempy
ERVITI OLLO Imanol *
MODOLO Sacha
VICHOT Arthur
CAVENDISH Mark *
OLIVEIRA Ivo Emanuel Alves *
Simmons Quinn

Vladimir
JUNGELS Bob
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael
SENECHAL Florian
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
DURBRIDGE Luke
FELLINE Fabio
VANENDERT Jelle
VAKOC Petr
DILLIER Silvan
ROELANDTS Jürgen
WEEMAES Sasha *
Simmons Quinn

Zaka Fan
VAN AERT Wout
STYBAR Zdenek
MERLIER Tim
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
DURBRIDGE Luke
DILLIER Silvan
CULLAIGH Gabriel
BRUNEL Alexys
SIX Franklin
ENGER Sondre Holst
Simmons Quinn
DIBBEN Jonathan *
 
Rider Popularity

With the first 18 teams in, Van der Poel was the joint second most popular pick, but since then he has been withdrawn from several teams, and only named in one (Hello MV) since his flu was made public.

The underlined names (for benefit of those using dark mode) comprise the Collective Wisdom team (Durbridge being the most expensive of those who are joint 12th who would not put the team over budget: I tried averaging out the 5 of them, but that was still way over budget)

20 (out of 23 teams) SIMMONS Quinn
17: DILLIER Silvan
15: ANDERSEN Søren Kragh, VAN AERT Wout
13: DE BIE Sean
12: DRUCKER Jempy, MODOLO Sacha
10: ROELANDTS Jürgen
8: BOUHANNI Nacer, BRUNEL Alexys, STYBAR Zdenek
7: CORT NIELSEN Magnus, DURBRIDGE Luke, EEKHOFF Nils, VAN DER POEL Mathieu, VANMARCKE Sep
6: MOSCON Gianni, VAN LERBERGHE Bert
5: BOECKMANS Kris, JUNGELS Bob, KWIATKOWSKI Michal, ROWE Luke, VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael, VICHOT Arthur
4: BETTIOL Alberto, DEBUSSCHERE Jens, HAUSSLER Heinrich, HERMANS Quinten, PETIT Adrien, SENECHAL Florian, VAN DER HOORN Taco, Van Poppel Danny
3: BAGIOLI Andrea, DEGENKOLB John, EDMONDSON Alexander, ENGER Sondre Holst, GASPAROTTO Enrico, GAUDIN Damien, HOELGAARD Daniel, HUYS Laurens, JACOBS Johan, MERLIER Tim, MOLANO BENAVIDES Juan Sebastian, TEUNS Dylan, VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume, VANENDERT Jelle, VANHOUCKE Harm
2: BACKAERT Frederik, BAUHAUS Phil, BEULLENS Cédric, CRAS Steff, CULLAIGH Gabriel, Devenyns Dries, DEVRIENDT Tom, EENKHOORN Pascal, FELLINE Fabio, GARCIA CORTINA Ivan, GESCHKE Simon, KANTER Max, RICKAERT Jonas, RUTSCH Jonas, SIX Franklin, TERPSTRA Niki, THEUNS Edward, THWAITES Scott, VAKOC Petr, ZABEL Rick
and there should be 64 asterisked riders in the previous post as unique picks.
 
Main buys

Having to spread a budget of 3000 points across 12 riders gives an easily calculated average spend of 250 per man. Any rider costing more than twice that could be considered a main buy, that will be key in how successful a team will be.

We have between us selected 18 such riders: some of us just have one of them, some manage to squeeze in three, but only two teams have gone for the same combination.

Sagan: Amis Velo

Van der Poel with Van Aert and Vanmarcke: SemirS
with Stybar: Leadbelly
with Teuns: Just Some Guy
with Jungels: Blues in the Bottle
with Vanmarcke: Madrazo, TRiley36
with Hirschi: Joelsim
only: Mellow Velo

Naesen with Van Aert and Degenkolb: Salvarani

Van Aert with Stybar and Valgren: Rote Laterne
with Stybar and Merlier: Zaka Fan
with Stybar: Otoxiep87
with Bettiol and Merlier: Josedin
with Bettiol: Comodoro
with Jungels and Degenkolb: Shalgo
with Jungels: Bminchow
with Kwiatkowski: Armchair Cyclist
with Vanmarcke and Valgren: Tobydawq
with Vanmarcke and Terpstra: Madrazo
with Vanmarcke: Scrool07
with Degenkolb: DJSprtsch
only: Search

Stybar with Teuns: Laarsland, Los Brolin
with Bettiol and Keukeleire: BlackBandit222
with Vanmarcke: Googolplex

Bettiol with Jungels: Northerner

Jungels with Valgren: Vladimir

Martin with Vanmarcke: Kazistuta

Kwiatkowski with Valgren and Terpstra: Hakkie
with Valgren: Del1962
with Merlier: NAS
only: Glomser

The Collective Wisdom team has Van Aert and Stybar (like Otoxiep87), and the SoLastYear team (explained in the next post) has Leadbelly's Van der Poel and Stybar combination.
 
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Last Year's scores

We obviously all hope that our selected riders will perform well in this series of 24 races (if they all survive Covid19 precautions): last year the top scorers across these events were
VAN DER POEL Mathieu 901
ALAPHILIPPE Julian 892
FUGLSANG Jakob 632
STYBAR Zdenek 573
NAESEN Oliver 546
KRISTOFF Alexander 542
BETTIOL Alberto 444
VAN AVERMAET Greg 443
ACKERMANN Pascal 428
VAN AERT Wout 418
POLITT Nils 400

If we had put our 2020 riders into the 2019 game (and our race selection last year had been the same as this) we would have the following scores:

1 Leadbelly 1721
2 Blues_in_the_Bottle 1583
3 Shalgo 1552
4 BlackBandit222 1531
5 SemirS 1530
6 Triley36 1448
7 Otoxiep87 1411
8 Googolplex 1407
9 Northerner 1405
10 RoteLaterne 1386
11 JustSomeGuy 1351
12 MellowVelo 1346
13 Salvarani 1337
14 Scrool07 1216
15 DJSprtsch 1172
16 Zaka_Fan 1129
17 Laarsland 1113
18 Comodoro 1111
19 Joelsim 1066
20 Josedin 1062
21 Armchair 1046
22 Bminchow 1038
23 LosBrolin 1006
24 Glomser 992
25 Hakkie2 904
26 Madrazo 892
27 Vladimir 872
28 AmisVelo 797
29 Search 788
30 Tobydawq 786
31 NorthAmericanScum 646
32 Del1962 548
33 Kazistuta 488
SoLastYear 2126
CollectiveWisdom 1322

That SoLastYear team is the combination that, from what I can find, scored highest last year while being eligible this year. Omitting retired riders, I couldn't find a combination of 12 that beats this set of 11 that exhausts the 3000 point budget:
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
STYBAR Zdenek
VAN GENECHTEN Jonas
HAUSSLER Heinrich
DRUCKER Jempy
SCHWARZMANN Michael
VINJEBO Emil Nygaard
BOECKMANS Kris
WEEMAES Sasha
VICHOT Arthur
LECROQ Jérémy
 
Team Popularity

Simmons is named on 20 teams, so gives you 20 points in this listing, while a unique pick would score you 1.

1 Armchair 114
2 RoteLaterne 112
3 Josedin 111
4 AmisVelo 105
5 Madrazo 101
5 Zaka_Fan 101
7 LosBrolin 99
8 Bminchow 98
8 Kazistuta 98
8 Shalgo 98
11 Tobydawq 97
12 Vladimir 91
13 Leadbelly 88
14 Salvarani 86
14 Triley36 86
16 Del1962 82
17 Laarsland 81
18 DJSprtsch 80
18 MellowVelo 80
18 Northerner 80
18 Otoxiep87 80
22 Scrool07 77
23 Joelsim 75
24 Search 72
25 Glomser 71
26 BlackBandit222 70
26 NorthAmericanScum 70
28 Googolplex 69
29 Comodoro 68
30 JustSomeGuy 66
31 Hakkie2 59
32 SemirS 57
33 Blues_in_the_Bottle 40
SoLastYear 43
CollectiveWisdom 145


In the interests of full disclosure, the team I lodged with Hakkie when the teams began to come in would have been mid to high in this table, but not top. However, I stated to Hakkie when telling him my team that I would reserve the right to change it in case of injury/change of programme. So I changed, as did others, away from MvdP, and was not going to have a 1300 point+ replacement for him, so I ended up replacing MvdP, Eekhoff and Van Hecke (yep: I chose a retired rider, which I only noticed when compiling the SoLastYear team) with Van Aert, Bouhanni and Kragh Andersen. So my replacements were more popular, but I will just have to ask you to trust that the three late recruits were very much in my consideration. If some of you choose to consider that my team has an asterisk by it, I can't do anything about it, but my conscience is clear.
 
In the interests of full disclosure, the team I lodged with Hakkie when the teams began to come in would have been mid to high in this table, but not top. However, I stated to Hakkie when telling him my team that I would reserve the right to change it in case of injury/change of programme. So I changed, as did others, away from MvdP, and was not going to have a 1300 point+ replacement for him, so I ended up replacing MvdP, Eekhoff and Van Hecke (yep: I chose a retired rider, which I only noticed when compiling the SoLastYear team) with Van Aert, Bouhanni and Kragh Andersen. So my replacements were more popular, but I will just have to ask you to trust that the three late recruits were very much in my consideration. If some of you choose to consider that my team has an asterisk by it, I can't do anything about it, but my conscience is clear.
Completely fine with me, I'm merely happy that someone wants to organize all this for the rest of us to have fun with.
 
I was one of those that changed MVDP in the end after the illness, and also with risk of no MSR, him Dillier and Devriendt for Van Aert, Terpstra (tough pick between him and Valgren) and Thwaites

So because of that there is a small error in the mainbuy statistic, where Im now included both with my MVDP/Vanmarcke and Van Aert/Vanmarcke combi

I think I have had Vanmarcke every single year in this contest, so hopefully he will be good and have no bad luck for once :)
 
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Race 1/24 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Top scoring racers that are included in the game

ANDERSEN Søren Kragh 3rd, 92pts for 15 teams
DECLERCQ Tim 5th, 70pts for Googolplex
NAESEN Oliver 7th, 54 for Salvarani
SENECHAL Florian 10th, 36 for 4
VAN AERT Wout 11th, 30 15
DRUCKER Jempy 12th, 27 12
plus 7 more of the top 25 and 12 five pointers.


I guess we can all claim some sort of a victory, as the Collective Wisdom team was the top scorer in this race. Well, all of us except Blues in the Bottle, who has none of that group.

1 Vladimir 187 (Kragh, Senechal, Roelandts (18 points), Dillier (16), Valgren (10), and 3 five pointers) 80 Green points
2 Search 175 (Kragh, Van Aert, Drucker, Haussler (9), Thwaites (7) and 2 fivers) 50 green points
3 Madrazo 169 (Kragh, Van Aert, Drucker, Vanmarcke (8), Thwaites and a 5er) 35 green points
4 Bminchow 154 (Kragh, Van Aert, Drucker, a 5er) 25 GPs
5 Josedin 147 (Kragh, Van Aert, Dillier, Haussler) 15 GPs
6= Zaka_Fan 143 6 GPs
6= Armchair 143 6
6= LosBrolin 143 6
9 Tobydawq 140 2
10 Leadbelly 138 1
11 Glomser 137
12 AmisVelo 136
13= Kazistuta 123
13= Del1962 123
15 DJSprtsch 122
16 Googolplex 110
17 Northerner 107
18 Salvarani 105
19 MellowVelo 102
20 RoteLaterne 97
21 Otoxiep87 79
22 Shalgo 78
23 Laarsland 71
24 JustSomeGuy 53
25 Hakkie2 49
26= Scrool07 38
26= SemirS 38
28 Triley36 35
29 Comodoro 30
30 BlackBandit222 26
31 Joelsim 23
32 NorthAmericanScum 16
33 Blues_in_the_Bottle 15
SoLastYear 41
CollectiveWisdom 188

The top ten in each race will get points towards the minor competition, the green points. Last year this was dominated by the same team as won the main classification by a huge margin, but I'll include it again as it might maintain competitive interest for some managers for a bit longer. Those points are the distribution that CQ uses for TdF stages, and can be seen above apart from pointing out that 6th 7th and 8th get 10, 5 and 3 points, and that when there is a tie the points are averaged out, as illustrated with those sharing 6th place in this race.
 
Race 2/14 Faun-Ardèche Classic (actually finished before Omloop, but it is positioned second in the spreadsheet)

BAGIOLI Andrea 10th, 24pts for Laarsland, Salvarani and Shalgo
KREUZIGER Roman 14th, 14 for Hakkie
PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien 16th, 10 for Bminchow
BENNETT Sean 26th, 5 for Just Some Guy

Green Points
For the Green Points, on a race like this it makes more sense to deduct .41 from the scores of the 6 teams who got anything than to give the other 27 teams 0.41 each.

So this race yields:
Laarsland, Salvarani and Shalgo 54.91 each
Hakkie 24.59
Bminchow 14.59
JSG 9.59

Standings:
1 Vladimir 80
2 Laarsland 54.59
2 Salvarani 54.59
2 Shalgo 54.59
5 Search 50
6 Bminchow 39.59
7 Madrazo 35
8 Hakkie2 24.59
9 Josedin 15
10 JustSomeGuy 9.59
11 Armchair 6
11 LosBrolin 6
11 Zaka_Fan 6
14 Tobydawq 2
15 Leadbelly 1


Standings

Not much change, as Omloop brought 32 times as many points to the game as Ardeche, but Salvarani rises 5 places, Shalgo 3, and Laarsland and Hakkie one spot each.

1 Vladimir 187
2 Search 175
3 Madrazo 169
4 Bminchow 164
5 Josedin 147
6 Armchair 143
6 LosBrolin 143
6 Zaka_Fan 143
9 Tobydawq 140
10 Leadbelly 138
11 Glomser 137
12 AmisVelo 136
13 Salvarani 129
14 Del1962 123
14 Kazistuta 123
16 DJSprtsch 122
17 Googolplex 110
18 Northerner 107
19 MellowVelo 102
19 Shalgo 102
21 RoteLaterne 97
22 Laarsland 95
23 Otoxiep87 79
24 Hakkie2 63
25 JustSomeGuy 58
26 Scrool07 38
26 SemirS 38
28 Triley36 35
29 Comodoro 30
30 BlackBandit222 26
31 Joelsim 23
32 NorthAmericanScum 16
33 Blues_in_the_Bottle 15
SoLastYear 46
CollectiveWisdom 188

2 races again tomorrow, but it will probably still be some time before the teams that will eventually dominate rise to the top.


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Thanks for the update! I will enjoy my "five minutes of fame" at the top of the table as long as it lasts. I had a hope that my 8 finishers in Omloop would be enough:)
 
For some reason I never considered Soren Kragh for this game lol. I have him in the main game though, so seeing his performance was good.

Naesen is a unique pick on my team? Wow. I know who Im cheering for the most this classics season.

I have Degenkolb on my team and that is probably the best chance for some points in the races today, if KBK ends in a sprint.
 
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This is fun stuff. Love this game with the one day races. Dropping MVDP at the last day changed my team completely (5 different riders). Much like our fearless leader. Brought SKA and Paret-Peintre to my team so so far the change worked. Not sure about that Jungels pick though. He'll need to win a big race for me to make up for dropping MVDP. VanMarcke or Kwiatkowski were probably the better picks there. Oh well. Let's keep racing. Looks like KBK race didn't have any big difference makers in this game.
 
Race 3 Drome Classic

A very impressive top three for a race that was 1.1 last year; a less impressive impact on the game

Sean Bennett 8th 34 points for Just Some Guy (77.97 Green points, rather than give 30 teams 2.03 each)
Anthony Perez 15th 12 for Googolplex (47.97)
Roman Kreuziger 24th, 5 for Hakkie (32.97)

JSG moves up 2 places to 23rd in the main ranking, and Googolplex one place to joint 16th. Hakkie actually dropped despite being one of three scorers, being one of those overtaken by JSG.

Top ten of the green points:
1 JustSomeGuy 87.56
2 Vladimir 80
3 Hakkie2 57.56
4 Laarsland 54.59
4 Salvarani 54.59
4 Shalgo 54.59
7 Search 50
8 Googolplex 47.97
9 Bminchow 39.59
10 Madrazo 35

CQ still only has partial results of KBK up, so it'll be a little longer before I have that posted, but only three of the top ten were chosen, and of those, only the tenth placed picked more than once.
 
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Race 4 KBK

HOFSTETTER Hugo 6th, 46pts for Googolplex
VAN GESTEL Dries 9th, 28 for Otoxiep87
ROELANDTS Jürgen 10th 24 for 10 teams
STANNARD Robert 14th, 14 for Del1962
DRUCKER Jempy 16th, 10 for 12
DEGENKOLB John 18th, 8 3
and 5 five pointers

1 Otoxiep87 62 (Van Gestel, Roelandts and 2 fives) (80 Green Points)
2 Googolplex 56 (Hofstetter and Drucker) (50)
3= MellowVelo, Northerner 39 (Roelandts, Drucker and a 5) (30 each)
5 Glomser 34 (Roelandts and Drucker) (15)
6= JustSomeGuy, Vladimir, Hakkie2, AmisVelo 29 (5 each)
10= Kazistuta, Joelsim 24 (0.5)
12 Shalgo 23
13 Del1962 19
14 Salvarani 18
15 RoteLaterne 15
16= Search, Bminchow, Madrazo, Josedin, LosBrolin, Zaka_Fan, Leadbelly, Triley36, BlackBandit222, NorthAmericanScum 10
26 DJSprtsch 8
27= Laarsland, Armchair 5
29= Tobydawq, Scrool07, SemirS, Comodoro, Blues_in_the_Bottle 0
SoLastYear 10
CollectiveWisdom 39

Green Points standings

Second highest scorer on both races today makes a good day for Googolplex.

1 Googolplex 97.97
2 JustSomeGuy 92.56
3 Vladimir 85
4 Otoxiep87 80
5 Hakkie2 62.56
6 Shalgo 54.59
6 Salvarani 54.59
6 Laarsland 54.59
9 Search 50
10 Bminchow 39.59

Standings
About 80% of the points so far come from the Omloop, so that race still has by far the biggest effect.

A 12 place jump for Googolplex brings him into the top ten, and Glomser and Amis Velo both have 5 place jumps to get into that group. Farther down the table, Joelsim also has a 5 pace jump, and Otoxiep is up 7 places.

1 Vladimir 216
2 Search 185
3 Madrazo 179
4 Googolplex 178
5 Bminchow 174
6 Glomser 171
7 AmisVelo 165
8 Josedin 157
9 LosBrolin 153
9 Zaka_Fan 153
11 Armchair 148
11 Leadbelly 148
13 Salvarani 147
13 Kazistuta 147
15 Northerner 146
16 Del1962 142
17 Otoxiep87 141
17 MellowVelo 141
19 Tobydawq 140
20 DJSprtsch 130
21 Shalgo 125
22 JustSomeGuy 121
23 RoteLaterne 112
24 Laarsland 100
25 Hakkie2 97
26 Joelsim 47
27 Triley36 45
28 Scrool07 38
28 SemirS 38
30 BlackBandit222 36
31 Comodoro 30
32 NorthAmericanScum 26
33 Blues_in_the_Bottle 15
SoLastYear 56
CollectiveWisdom 227

I hope we will have 2 more races next weekend, but they are in Italy so they are still rather uncertain.


I got fed up of Dropbox: trying Google Drive instead.
 
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Congratulations to everybody: you are all joint winners on races 5, 6 and 10, and especially to Vladimir and Googolplex, who extend their leads for at least another week and a half. Hopefully there will be something to reconvene for on 18th in Nokere.
 
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