2020 TdF CQ Game

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Stage 21

Green points

1 DJSprtsch 85 (Pedersen and Sagan)
2= Googolplex, Laarsland, Search, Shalgo 80 (Bennett)
6= Bminchow, Yellow_Knight 35 (Sagan)
8= ArchieBoy, ChrisDK, Ray10 10 (Van Aert)
11 BluesInTheBottle, Josedin, JustSomeGuy, Koronin, SafeBet 2 (Coquard)
16 The rest 0

Final Green Standings

Archie spent much of the race in the lead in this classification, but in the end, Sagan-like, he succumbed to Sam Bennett. Hirschi getting more stage points than Mezgec was the maiin difference that gets Search the minor award.

1 Search 669
2 Laarsland 649
3 ArchieBoy 647
4 Salvarani 598
5 Scrool07 585
6 ChrisDK 567
7 Googolplex 542
8 Ray10 535
9 JustSomeGuy 510
10 Shalgo 486
11 DJSprtsch 445
12 BluesInTheBottle 435
13 AmisVelo 429
14 Otoxiep87 415
15 Del1962 381
16 BicycleBoy 370
17 Josedin 359
18 Armchair_Cyclist 342
19 Yellow_Knight 332
20 SafeBet 279
21 Northerner 275
22 Koronin 266
23 Bminchow 249
24 Comodoro 238
25 BikeRacer33 228
26 Pirate81 221
27 Mellow_Velo 214
28 Triley36 187
29 Rote_Laterne 157
30 Leadbelly 134
Collective_Wisdom 277
 
Stage 21 Main Game

Very little change in rider scores other than the stage points, not even 20 points for the leader

BENNETT Sam 80 4 teams
PEDERSEN Mads 50 1
SAGAN Peter 35 3
VAN AERT Wout 10 3
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 2 2
KÄMNA Lennard 2 7
SANCHEZ GIL Luis Leon 2 1
COQUARD Bryan 2 5
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MARTIN Daniel -1 4
REICHENBACH Sébastien -2 1
BENNETT George -4 2


Today

almost exactly as above

1 DJSprtsch 85
2 Googolplex 80
2 Laarsland 80
2 Search 80
2 Shalgo 80
6 Yellow_Knight 35
7 Bminchow 34
8 ChrisDK 14
9 ArchieBoy 10
10 Ray10 8
11 Koronin 4
12 Armchair_Cyclist 2
12 BikeRacer33 2
12 BluesInTheBottle 2
12 Comodoro 2
12 Josedin 2
12 JustSomeGuy 2
12 SafeBet 2
12 Scrool07 2
20 AmisVelo 0
20 BicycleBoy 0
20 Leadbelly 0
20 Mellow_Velo 0
20 Otoxiep87 0
20 Rote_Laterne 0
20 Triley36 0
27 Del1962 -1
27 Northerner -1
27 Salvarani -1
30 Pirate81 -2
Collective_Wisdom 2


Final standings

In the end, Bol finished behind Coquard, so all my calculations were redundant. Just Some Guy slightly extends his winning margin, and Search passes Amis Velo to grab the final podium spot.

1 JustSomeGuy 1902 0
2 Salvarani 1879 0
3 Search 1590 1
4 AmisVelo 1528 -1
5 BluesInTheBottle 1503 0
6 Del1962 1496 0
7 BicycleBoy 1444 0
8 Scrool07 1383 0
9 Laarsland 1325 0
10 Koronin 1184 0
11 Shalgo 1174 1
12 Armchair_Cyclist 1162 -1
12 DJSprtsch 1162 1
14 ChrisDK 1084 0
15 Ray10 1070 0
16 Otoxiep87 1044 0
17 Googolplex 1043 2
18 ArchieBoy 1018 -1
19 Northerner 968 -1
20 Mellow_Velo 888 0
21 Bminchow 856 1
22 Rote_Laterne 823 -1
23 Yellow_Knight 817 1
24 Triley36 808 -1
25 SafeBet 747 0
26 Josedin 735 0
27 Comodoro 655 0
28 Pirate81 646 0
29 BikeRacer33 632 0
30 Leadbelly 628 0
Collective_Wisdom 819


Well done to JSG, to Salvarani for also investing in the winner, and to Search for his double coup on the last day; thanks to all the entrants, and to the CQ and PCS websites, and to those who have retained interest so far.

More numbers tomorrow: spreadsheet is on the link at the end of yesterday's post, but I will generate some analysis tomorrow, all things being well.

And the battle between the forums for their average scores was of Lemond/Fignon closeness: Velorooms 1104.58; CN 1104.53
 
Reactions: Koronin and shalgo
Green point scorers

Those winning a stage, or points at least equivalent to that:
POGACAR Tadej 345 2 teams
BENNETT Sam 323 4
ROGLIC Primoz 270 4
VAN AERT Wout 265 3
EWAN Caleb 218 0
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh 198 0

HIRSCHI Marc 166 2
SAGAN Peter 152 3
KÄMNA Lennard 130 7
PEDERSEN Mads 125 1
MEZGEC Luka 116 3
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 115 6
ALAPHILIPPE Julian 111 2
KRISTOFF Alexander 105 0
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 102 0
PORTE Richie 97 0

BOL Cees 93 7
KWIATKOWSKI Michal 85 1
LUTSENKO Alexey 85 0
VAN AVERMAET Greg 85 0

MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe 80 4
PETERS Nans 80 0


Who had them?

1 Search 669 (Bennett, Hirschi, Lopez)
2 Laarsland 649 (Bennett, Mezgec, Lopez)
3 ArchieBoy 647 (Van Aert, Mezgac, Bol, Martinez)
4 Salvarani 598 (Pogacar, Bol)
5 Scrool07 585 (Hirschi, Kamna, Bol, Martinez)
6 ChrisDK 567 (Van Aert, Kamna, Martinez)
7 Googolplex 542 (Bennett, Bol)
8 Ray10 535 (Van Aert, Kamna, Kwiatkowski)
9 JustSomeGuy 510 (Pogacar)
10 Shalgo 486 (Bennett)
11 DJSprtsch 445 (Sagan, Pedersen)
12 BluesInTheBottle 435 (Roglic)
13 AmisVelo 429 (Roglic, Bol)
14 Otoxiep87 415 (Mezgec, Lopez, Bol)
15 Del1962 381 (Roglic)
16 BicycleBoy 370 (Roglic)
17 Josedin 359 (Kamna, Alaphilippe)
18 Armchair_Cyclist 342 (Kamna, Lopez)
19 Yellow_Knight 332 (Sagan, Martinez)
20 SafeBet 279 (Alaphilippe)
21 Northerner 275 (Lopez)
22 Koronin 266 (none of these, Coquard (77) as highest)
23 Bminchow 249 (Sagan)
24 Comodoro 238 (Bol)
25 BikeRacer33 228 (Kamna)
26 Pirate81 221 (Kamna)
27 Mellow_Velo 214 (Bol)
28 Triley36 187 (none of these, highest Rolland (65))
29 Rote_Laterne 157 (None, Dumoulin (52))
30 Leadbelly 134 (None, Dumoulin (52))
Collective_Wisdom 277 (Kamna, Bol)
So I think that means 8 managers never got to claim that their rider had one the stage.

If you had a focus on this classification alone, and with remarkable foresight, you could have had
POGACAR Tadej
BENNETT Sam
VAN AERT Wout
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
HIRSCHI Marc
MEZGEC Luka
VERONA QUINTANILLA Carlos
ROWE Luke

as a team, just within budget, scoring 1453 in this classification alone and easily winning the main game with 2527.

Main game scorers

POGACAR Tadej 1048 2 teams
ROGLIC Primoz 975 4
PORTE Richie 480 0

BENNETT Sam 423 4
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 390 6
VAN AERT Wout 352 3
LANDA MEANA Mikel 350 1
MAS NICOLAU Enric 322 2
YATES Adam 305 0

DUMOULIN Tom 282 28
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio 272 0
EWAN Caleb 248 0

SAGAN Peter 222 3
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh 220 0

ALAPHILIPPE Julian 213 2
HIRSCHI Marc 211 2
URAN URAN Rigoberto 206 7
MARTIN Guillaume 180 2
KÄMNA Lennard 174 7
CARUSO Damiano 167 0

ROLLAND Pierre 152 6
KRISTOFF Alexander 145 0

PEDERSEN Mads 145 1
MEZGEC Luka 136 3
KUSS Sepp 135 3
KWIATKOWSKI Michal 134 1
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe 133 4
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro 132 1
COQUARD Bryan 122 5
BARGUIL Warren 120 0

BOL Cees 113 7
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander 113 1
VERONA QUINTANILLA Carlos 112 1
LUTSENKO Alexey 110 0
VAN AVERMAET Greg 106 0
PETERS Nans 102 0



Who had them?

Assume Dumoulin unless otherwise stated

1 JustSomeGuy 1902 (Pogacar, Mas, Coquard)
2 Salvarani 1879 (Pogacar, Rolland, G Martin, Bol)
3 Search 1590 (Bennett, Lopez, Hirschi, Uran)
4 AmisVelo 1528 (Roglic, Bol)
5 BluesInTheBottle 1503 (Roglic, Coquard)
6 Del1962 1496 (Roglic)
7 BicycleBoy 1444 (Roglic)
8 Scrool07 1383 (Lopez, Hirschi, Kamna, Kuss, Martinez)
9 Laarsland 1325 (Bennett, Lopez, Mezgec)
10 Koronin 1184 (Mas, Kuss, Valverde, Coquard)
11 Shalgo 1174 (Bennett, Uran, Rolland)
12 Armchair_Cyclist 1162 (Lopez, Uran, Kamna)
12 DJSprtsch 1162 (Sagan, Uran, Rolland, Pedersen)
14 ChrisDK 1084 (Van Aert, Kamna, Martinez)
15 Ray10 1070 (Van Aert, Kamna, Kwiatkowski)
16 Otoxiep87 1044 (Lopez, Mezgec, Bol)
17 Googolplex 1043 (Bennett, Kuss, Bol)
18 ArchieBoy 1018 (Van Aert, Rolland, Mezgec, Martinez, Bol, no Dumoulin)
19 Northerner 968 (Lopez, Rolland)
20 Mellow_Velo 888 (Landa, Bol)
21 Bminchow 856 (Sagan, Uran)
22 Rote_Laterne 823 (Uran, Quintana, Verona)
23 Yellow_Knight 817 (Sagan, Marrtinez)
24 Triley36 808 (Uran, Rolland)
25 SafeBet 747 (Alaphilippe, Coquard)
26 Josedin 735 (Alaphilippe, Kamna, Coquard, no Dumoulin)
27 Comodoro 655 (Bol)
28 Pirate81 646 (Kamna)
29 BikeRacer33 632 (Kamna)
30 Leadbelly 628 (G Martin)
Collective_Wisdom 819 (Uran, Kamna, Bol)

As I explained on VR yesterday, one point more by any manager here, or one less from any team on Velorooms, would have changed the result of the average score competition between the two forums. I didn't put my own score in either team: although Amis Velo sent his team to me by text, I counted it as VeloRooms, because if he does use one of the forums, it is that one.


Best riders by return %age

The riders who gave back 2/3 or more of their price
REZA Kévin 400% 3 teaams
VERONA QUINTANILLA Carlos 373% 1
DUMOULIN Tom 203% 28
NIEUWENHUIS Joris 167% 2
ROWE Luke 125% 0
BURGAUDEAU Mathieu 118% 0
SICARD Romain 109% 0

ROLLAND Pierre 106% 6
ANACONA GOMEZ Winner Andrew 105% 1
HIRSCHI Marc 104% 2
VAN GARDEREN Tejay 100.0 7
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh 96% 0
PEDERSEN Casper Phillip 88% 0
GRELLIER Fabien 87% 0

MAS NICOLAU Enric 83% 2
BOL Cees 77% 7
MEZGEC Luka 76% 3
KWIATKOWSKI Michal 75% 1
CHEVALIER Maxime 74% 0
QUINTANA ROJAS Dayer Uberney 74% 0

POGACAR Tadej 73% 2
URAN URAN Rigoberto 67% 7
LADAGNOUS Matthieu 67% 0



The "I shouldn't have done that" list: those returning less than 10% of their price (ignoring those that no-one picked. Buchmann and Bernal seriously damaged many teams' hopes, but Pinot was on so many teams, and rather ineffectually replaced by the few that didn't have him, that he made little difference.
MOHORIC Matej 9.0 % 1 team
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander 8.2 1
SIVAKOV Pavel 8.0 3
BONIFAZIO Niccolo 7.9 1
PINOT Thibaut 6.9 26
DE GENDT Thomas 6.8 4
BUCHMANN Emanuel 6.5 12
BENNETT George 5.9 2
NIZZOLO Giacomo 4.8 3
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 2.8 16
BARDET Romain 0.8 7
ARU Fabio 0.0 2
CRAS Steff 0.0 1
DEBUSSCHERE Jens 0.0 1
DEGENKOLB John 0.0 2
FORMOLO Davide 0.0 2
GAUDU David 0.0 1
LATOUR Pierre 0.0 3
PÖSTLBERGER Lukas 0.0 1
POZZOVIVO Domenico 0.0 3


Impeccable picks

POGACAR Tadej
PORTE Richie
MAS NICOLAU Enric
DUMOULIN Tom
VERONA QUINTANILLA Carlos
ROWE Luke
REZA Kévin



Best possible team
This might not be the best possible, but without trying too many permutations, this is the best I can find. Let me know if you can find a better one (@Hakkie2 nearly always could, but hasn't been on these games for a while)
POGACAR Tadej
PORTE Richie
MAS NICOLAU Enric
YATES Adam
DUMOULIN Tom
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
HIRSCHI Marc
URAN URAN Rigoberto
Cost 3977, Score 3074 (and 941 for the green game)

Winner's team

POGACAR Tadej 1048
MAS NICOLAU Enric 322
DUMOULIN Tom 282
COQUARD Bryan 122
PINOT Thibaut 54
BUCHMANN Emanuel 33
GIBBONS Ryan 21
DE GENDT Thomas 20

and in terms of what separated him from the 50% identical team of Salvarani
JSG
MAS NICOLAU Enric 322
COQUARD Bryan 122
BUCHMANN Emanuel 33
GIBBONS Ryan 21


Salvarani
MARTIN Guillaume 180
ROLLAND Pierre 152
BOL Cees 113
MARTIN Daniel 30

So essentially, it was Jens Debusschere's sacrificing himself to keep Coquard inside the lime limit on stage 17 that won it for Just Some Guy.



Here is the spreadsheet, and I'll see you all far too soon for the Giro.
 

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