2021-23 Emerging Riders CQ Game

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Year 1 Month 3 1 March to 4 April

The month of the northern classics, but most of these points were gained further south. One rider, who I suspect will be one of the stars of this cohort, dominates, but a top ten in a major WT stage race is pretty good for this stage of the game too.

RiderPts this monthTeamsSource
VANSEVENANT Mauri
237​
23​
Industria & Artigianato win, Laiguelia 3rd, Coppi e Bartali 7th
JORGENSON Matteo
94​
17​
Paris-Nice 8th
ROMO OLIVER Javier
70​
7​
Coppi e Bartali 5th
SCHELLING Ide
59​
6​
Industria & Artigianato 5th
COLNAGHI Luca
42​
1​
RODRIGUEZ CANO Carlos
40​
13​
BUITRAGO SANCHEZ Santiago
39​
6​
CARR Simon
36​
6​
COLLEONI Kevin
31​
11​

Rank this monthPts this monthMain scorers
1JonEzeitza
553​
Vansevenant/Jorgenson/Schelling/Colleoni
2Greenedge
525​
Vansevenant/Jorgenson/Rodriguez/Buitrago
3Northerner
516​
Vansevenant/Jorgenson/Colleoni
4Scrooll07
515​
Vansevenant/Jorgenson/Romo/Carr
5Kazistuta
507​
Vansevenant/Jorgenson/Schelling
6Laarsland
499​
7Nakazar
491​
8AmisVelo
470​
9HugoKoblet
461​
10Blues_in_the_Bottle
432​
11Josedin
416​
12Nyssinator
415​
13Madrazo
410​
14Bminchow
409​
15Ray10
407​
16JPettersen
399​
17Comodoro
388​
18Squire
379​
19Armchair_Cyclist
374​
20Otoxiep87
373​
21MuddyWaters
372​
22Karaev
361​
23SafeBet
353​
24Fivezzz
352​
25LukasCPH
351​
26Kryvo
333​
27RoteLaterne
317​
27Cordi
317​
29Rufs
259​
30YellowKnight
252​
31Leadbelly
250​
31Vladimir
250​
33Koronin
209​
34Skidmark
195​
35Ludwigzgz
173​
36LosBrolin
147​
37Jakob747
65​
CollectiveWisdom
507​
CollectiveIgnorance
422​
MainGame2021
453​

Standings
The table is still volatile enough to have some very large movements, but perhaps the most notable is a team staying still: Greenedge was already top, and then scored the second highest total this month.

1​
Greenedge831
0​
2​
JonEzeitza809
4​
3​
Nakazar752
2​
4​
Kazistuta741
5​
5​
Scrooll07737
5​
6​
Northerner707
10​
7​
Nyssinator696
-5​
8​
JPettersen661
-4​
9​
AmisVelo657
9​
10​
Blues_in_the_Bottle653
1​
11​
Laarsland638
18​
12​
HugoKoblet631
13​
13​
SafeBet627
-10​
14​
Madrazo624
-1​
15​
Ray10621
-2​
16​
Josedin595
6​
16​
Bminchow595
3​
18​
Squire578
-3​
19​
Fivezzz567
-7​
20​
Comodoro562
3​
21​
Otoxiep87554
-1​
22​
Karaev551
-5​
23​
MuddyWaters537
3​
24​
LukasCPH525
-1​
25​
RoteLaterne498
-5​
26​
Armchair_Cyclist469
9​
27​
Cordi465
1​
28​
Skidmark442
-21​
29​
Kryvo410
7​
30​
Leadbelly399
-3​
31​
Rufs387
-1​
32​
Vladimir378
-2​
33​
YellowKnight356
0​
34​
Jakob747307
-26​
35​
Koronin305
-1​
36​
Ludwigzgz290
-4​
37​
LosBrolin190
0​
CollectiveWisdom715
CollectiveIgnorance910
MainGame2021660

CN Forumites 552
Team VeloRooms 554
Equipo Parlamento 524 (with Kryvo rather than Karaev)
 
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Year 1 month 4 5th April to 2nd May

The fourth month seems to be the month for coming fourth.
RiderPts this monthTeamsSource
GARCIA SOSA Jhojan Orlando
87​
1 (Lukas CPH)​
GC 4th in Tour of Turkey
CEPEDA ORTIZ Jefferson Alexander
84​
3​
GC 4th in Tour of the Alps
SCHELLING Ide
74​
6​
4th in Brabantse Pijl
VANSEVENANT Mauri
69​
23​
GC 11th in Basque Tour
ARENSMAN Thymen
65​
29​
GC 11th in Romandy
CHARMIG Anthon
62​
2​
VAN WILDER Ilan
60​
25​
RUBIO REYES Einer Augusto
60​
13​
TULETT Ben
59​
8​
GOOSSENS Kobe
56​
3​

Our Spanish contestants fill the monthly podium
Rank this monthPts this monthMain scorers
1Cordi
420​
Schelling/Arensman/Rubio/Van Wilder/Tulett
2Otoxiep87
410​
Schelling/Arensman/Rubio/Van Wilder/Goossens
3JonEzeitza
404​
Schelling/Vansevenant/Arensman/Van Wilder/Goossens
4SafeBet
390​
Schelling/Arensman/Rubio/Van Wilder/Goossens
5Greenedge
366​
Cepeda/Vansevenant/Arensman/Van Wilder/Rubio
6LukasCPH
351​
7Kazistuta
350​
8Bminchow
346​
8Squire
346​
10RoteLaterne
342​
11AmisVelo
341​
12Armchair_Cyclist
331​
13JPettersen
327​
14MuddyWaters
321​
15Fivezzz
304​
16Jakob747
295​
17HugoKoblet
294​
18Madrazo
291​
18Ludwigzgz
291​
20Scrooll07
289​
21Rufs
283​
22Nyssinator
279​
23Nakazar
256​
24Karaev
251​
25Kryvo
250​
26Comodoro
214​
27Leadbelly
209​
28Ray10
204​
29Blues_in_the_Bottle
203​
30Vladimir
197​
31Northerner
196​
32Skidmark
187​
33Laarsland
186​
34LosBrolin
182​
35Josedin
177​
36Koronin
170​
37YellowKnight
167​
CollectiveWisdom
356​
CollectiveIgnorance
839​
Jay Vine/Justin Wolf/Victor Lafay
MainGame2021
351​


Standings
Greenedge by no means had a bad month, just not as good as Jon E's, so the latter takes the lead.

RankTeamTotalChange in position
1​
JonEzeitza1213
1​
2​
Greenedge1197
-1​
3​
Kazistuta1091
1​
4​
Scrooll071026
1​
5​
SafeBet1017
8​
6​
Nakazar1008
-3​
7​
AmisVelo998
2​
8​
JPettersen988
0​
9​
Nyssinator975
-2​
10​
Otoxiep87964
11​
11​
Bminchow941
5​
12​
HugoKoblet925
0​
13​
Squire924
5​
14​
Madrazo915
0​
15​
Northerner903
-9​
16​
Cordi885
11​
17​
LukasCPH876
7​
18​
Fivezzz871
1​
19​
MuddyWaters858
4​
20​
Blues_in_the_Bottle856
-10​
21​
RoteLaterne840
4​
22​
Ray10825
-7​
23​
Laarsland824
-12​
24​
Karaev802
-2​
25​
Armchair_Cyclist800
1​
26​
Comodoro776
-6​
27​
Josedin772
-11​
28​
Rufs670
3​
29​
Kryvo660
0​
30​
Skidmark629
-2​
31​
Leadbelly608
-1​
32​
Jakob747602
2​
33​
Ludwigzgz581
3​
34​
Vladimir575
-2​
35​
YellowKnight523
-2​
36​
Koronin475
-1​
37​
LosBrolin372
0​
CollectiveWisdom1071
CollectiveIgnorance1458
MainGame20211011

Most attention in May will be directed at the Giro,in which a few of this cohort will race, but none can be expected to score very high. But points will be gained, probably mainly in Spain and Eastern Europe.
 
Year 1, Month 5 3rd to 30th May

Two riders eligible for the game took stage wins in the Giro (Lafay and Schmid), but none of us took them.

RiderPts this monthTeamsSource
HERREGODTS Rune
97​
2 (Karaev & Rufs)​
3rd & 5th in Majorcan races + 13th in Andalucia GC
COVI Alessandro
93​
19​
2 stage podiums and top 40 GC in Giro
RODRIGUEZ CANO Carlos
88​
13​
4th in Andalucia GC
TIBERI Antonio
71​
14​
3rd in Hungary GC
GARCIA SOSA Jhojan Orlando
59​
1​
4th in Hungary GC
HUYS Laurens
54​
1​
6th in Hungary and 5th in Alpes Isere
BAYER Tobias
44​
1​
9th in La Mayenne
OLDANI Stefano
39​
9​
3 top 10s and finished Giro


Rank this monthPts this monthMain scorers
1SafeBet
378​
Covi/Rodriguez/Tiberi
2Kryvo
365​
Covi/Rodriguez/Tiberi
3Ludwigzgz
339​
Covi/Rodriguez/Tiberi
4Blues_in_the_Bottle
312​
Covi/Rodriguez
5Ray10
300​
Covi/Rodriguez
6HugoKoblet
293​
7Bminchow
284​
8Cordi
283​
9Greenedge
276​
10LukasCPH
273​
10Leadbelly
273​
12Nyssinator
261​
13Laarsland
247​
14Skidmark
244​
15Fivezzz
240​
15Karaev
240​
17Rufs
234​
18JonEzeitza
231​
19YellowKnight
226​
20Koronin
217​
21Scrooll07
210​
22Kazistuta
209​
23RoteLaterne
207​
24Nakazar
205​
25Madrazo
195​
26MuddyWaters
191​
27Otoxiep87
190​
27Vladimir
190​
29Squire
180​
30Northerner
176​
31LosBrolin
169​
32AmisVelo
168​
33Josedin
159​
34JPettersen
138​
35Armchair_Cyclist
104​
36Comodoro
99​
37Jakob747
36​
CollectiveWisdom
358​
CollectiveIgnorance
848​

Apart from 2 GT stage winners, we missed out this month on the sprint star (Boileau) and GC podium(Hoehn) of Rwanda, winner and second of both stages of Orlen Nations GP (M van den Berg & Heiduk), Murcia winner (Soto), and three others who scored more than 50 this month. Of course, they might not prove to be great over three years, but we probably have some riders on our teams who won't do in three years what they have done in a month.

Standings
Greenedge moves back to the top, monthly top scorer SafeBet makes the podium, and Blues in the Bottle, after remarmable leaps up and down the table in the Giro game, does something not dissimilar here.
RankTeamTotalChange in position
1​
Greenedge1473
1​
2​
JonEzeitza1444
-1​
3​
SafeBet1395
2​
4​
Kazistuta1300
-1​
5​
Nyssinator1236
4​
5​
Scrooll071236
-1​
7​
Bminchow1225
4​
8​
HugoKoblet1218
4​
9​
Nakazar1213
-3​
10​
Blues_in_the_Bottle1168
10​
10​
Cordi1168
6​
12​
AmisVelo1166
-5​
13​
Otoxiep871154
-3​
14​
LukasCPH1149
3​
15​
JPettersen1126
-7​
16​
Ray101125
6​
17​
Fivezzz1111
1​
18​
Madrazo1110
-4​
19​
Squire1104
-6​
20​
Northerner1079
-5​
21​
Laarsland1071
2​
22​
MuddyWaters1049
-3​
23​
RoteLaterne1047
-2​
24​
Karaev1042
0​
25​
Kryvo1025
4​
26​
Josedin931
1​
27​
Ludwigzgz920
6​
28​
Rufs904
0​
28​
Armchair_Cyclist904
-3​
30​
Leadbelly881
1​
31​
Comodoro875
-5​
32​
Skidmark873
-2​
33​
Vladimir765
1​
34​
YellowKnight749
1​
35​
Koronin692
1​
36​
Jakob747638
-4​
37​
LosBrolin541
0​
CollectiveWisdom1429
CollectiveIgnorance1917
MainGame20211143
VeloRooms 1092
Equipo Parlamiento 1059
Cycling News 1053

Next update is due during the Tour, which is a bit tricky but I'll do what I can.
 
Year 1 month 6 31 May to 4 July

This month's best scorers
The jester in polka dots is the top scorer this month, but before he got the dots.

RiderPts this monthTeamsSource
SCHELLING Ide
170​
6​
Aargau-Gippingen win/5th in Belgium Tour/4th in TT NC
FISHER-BLACK Finn
88​
5​
4th in Belgium Tour
WANDAHL Frederik
65​
2​
2nd in NC RR
CEPEDA ORTIZ Jefferson Alexander
60​
3​
NC RR win
KONYCHEV Alexander
58​
5​
5th NC RR
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
58​
15​
Baby Giro win and stages
KUBIS Lukas
57​
1​
NC TT 2nd and RR 3rd
RODRIGUEZ CANO Carlos
50​
13​
CARR Simon
50​
6​
VAN WILDER Ilan
47​
25​
RIES Michel
43​
2​
ALEOTTI Giovanni
42​
22​
WEEMAES Sasha
40​
3​
Zana, winner of Course de la Paix and 5th in Adriatica Ionica, is the highest score this month that no-one picked.

Teams this month
Rank this monthPts this monthMain scorers
1Cordi
490​
Schelling/Ayuso/Carr/Rodriguez/Van Wilder
2RoteLaterne
464​
Schelling/Ayuso/Van Wilder/Aleotti
3SafeBet
456​
Schelling/Ayuso/Rodriguez/Van Wilder/Aleotti
4Otoxiep87
414​
Schelling/Van Wilder/Aleotti
5JonEzeitza
405​
Schelling/Van Wilder/Aleotti
6Kazistuta
399​
7Madrazo
392​
8JPettersen
379​
9Northerner
364​
10Kryvo
363​
11MuddyWaters
354​
12AmisVelo
346​
13LosBrolin
334​
14Ludwigzgz
333​
15Nakazar
316​
15YellowKnight
316​
17Bminchow
296​
18Scrooll07
293​
18Squire
293​
20Nyssinator
291​
21Blues_in_the_Bottle
285​
21Armchair_Cyclist
285​
23Skidmark
281​
24Ray10
277​
25HugoKoblet
259​
26Rufs
234​
26Comodoro
234​
28Vladimir
230​
29Karaev
222​
30Jakob747
221​
31Greenedge
216​
32Koronin
208​
33Laarsland
199​
34LukasCPH
194​
35Fivezzz
172​
36Leadbelly
171​
37Josedin
138​
CollectiveWisdom
342​
CollectiveIgnorance
641​
MainGame2021
259​

VR 1405
EP 1390
CN 1350

Spreadsheet
 
Year 1, Month 7 5th July to 2nd August (whether CQ changing to a week ending on Monday is a permanent thing we will have to see)

This was the month of the Tour de France and the Olympics, but these guys found some alternative races.

PointsTeamsMain source
ALEOTTI Giovanni
229​
22​
Sibiu Tour win/Settimana Ciclista 3rd/Getxo 2nd
COVI Alessandro
116​
19​
San Sebastian 5th/Getxo 7th
VAN GILS Maxim
91​
7​
Wallonie 7th/San Sebastian 12th
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
71​
15​
Ordiziako 2nd
OLDANI Stefano
69​
9​
Castilla y Leon 2nd
GONZALEZ RIVERA Abner
68​
2(Koronin and Scrooll07)​
Castilla y Leon 5th/Getxo 4th
SWEENY Harrison
60​
1(Josedin)​
QUINN Sean
56​
2 (Comodoro and Ray10)​
SKJELMOSE JENSEN Mattias
55​
1 (J Pettersen)​
BUITRAGO SANCHEZ Santiago
55​
6​
SCHELLING Ide
52​
6​

Collectively kicking ourselves this month over Alexis Renard, 3rd in Wallonie for 92 points.

Thirteen teams have both of the popular top scorers, nine have neither of them.
1SafeBet
570​
2JonEzeitza
522​
3Madrazo
503​
4LukasCPH
490​
5Blues_in_the_Bottle
489​
6RoteLaterne
473​
7Bminchow
472​
7Squire
472​
9AmisVelo
467​
10Fivezzz
465​
11Nyssinator
460​
12JPettersen
444​
13Kryvo
437​
14Comodoro
426​
15Northerner
411​
16HugoKoblet
384​
17Scrooll07
377​
18Karaev
369​
19Nakazar
357​
20Armchair_Cyclist
349​
21Otoxiep87
326​
22Cordi
309​
23Vladimir
306​
24Skidmark
301​
25Ludwigzgz
274​
26Josedin
269​
27Kazistuta
262​
28Ray10
258​
29Rufs
253​
30MuddyWaters
224​
31LosBrolin
209​
32Greenedge
199​
33Laarsland
178​
34Koronin
157​
35YellowKnight
132​
36Jakob747
48​
37Leadbelly
45​
CollectiveWisdom
472​
CollectiveIgnorance
309​
MainGame2021
388​

Standings
The top two scorers this month were already the top two overall: is halfway through Year 1 too early to call it a two horse race? Madrazo was third this month and third now, but that was the result of an 11 place jump, which essentially shows how close it still is apart from the top two. Rote Laterne, Amis Velo and J Pettersen also move into the top ten.

1​
SafeBet2421
0​
2​
JonEzeitza2371
0​
3​
Madrazo2005
11​
4​
Bminchow1993
6​
5​
Nyssinator1987
4​
6​
RoteLaterne1984
6​
7​
AmisVelo1979
4​
8​
Cordi1967
-3​
9​
Kazistuta1961
-6​
10​
JPettersen1949
3​
11​
Blues_in_the_Bottle1942
5​
12​
Scrooll071906
-5​
13​
Otoxiep871894
-7​
14​
Greenedge1888
-10​
15​
Nakazar1886
-8​
16​
Squire1869
4​
17​
HugoKoblet1861
-2​
18​
Northerner1854
-1​
19​
LukasCPH1833
3​
20​
Kryvo1825
1​
21​
Fivezzz1748
2​
22​
Ray101660
-3​
23​
Karaev1633
2​
24​
MuddyWaters1627
-6​
25​
Armchair_Cyclist1538
2​
26​
Comodoro1535
4​
27​
Ludwigzgz1527
-1​
28​
Skidmark1455
0​
29​
Laarsland1448
-5​
30​
Rufs1391
-1​
31​
Josedin1338
0​
32​
Vladimir1301
2​
33​
YellowKnight1197
-1​
34​
Leadbelly1097
-1​
35​
LosBrolin1084
1​
36​
Koronin1057
-1​
37​
Jakob747907
0​
CollectiveWisdom2243
CollectiveIgnorance2535
MainGame20211790


VeloRooms 1750
Equipo Parliamento 1741
Cycling News 1692

Next instalment should be a couple of weeks into La Vuelta, so don't forget to enter the game for that one, notification coming soon.
 
Year 1 Month 8 3rd to 29th August
The biggest points gained in ScandiLand this time.


SCHELLING Ide
130​
6​
GC 2nd in Tour of Norway

SKJELMOSE JENSEN Mattias
116​
1 (JPettersen)​
8th in Danmark Rundt/7th in Norway
TRAEEN Torstein
92​
1 (LukasCPH]​
10th in Arctic Race/9th in Norway
REYNDERS Jens
85​
1 (Leadbelly)​
Top tens in Jef Sherens/Egmont/Marcel Kint
RUBIO REYES Einer Augusto
84​
13​
7th in Burgos
ALEOTTI Giovanni
81​
22​
11th in Poland/13th in Bretagne
TULETT Ben
79​
8​
9th in Poland
HULGAARD Morten
66​
1​
CHARMIG Anthon
56​
2​
GONZALEZ RIVERA Abner
55​
2​
BUITRAGO SANCHEZ Santiago
55​
6​

Winner and 3rd in the Tour de l'Avenir (Tobias Johannessen and Filipo Zana), who were also 2nd and 1st in Sazka Tour (formerly Czech Tour), were missed by all of us (196 and 182 points)

This month
Rank this monthPts this monthMain scorers
1SafeBet
600​
Schelling/Rubio/Aleotti/Tulett/Buitrago
2LukasCPH
486​
Traeen/Rubio/Aleotti/Hulgaard
3Cordi
476​
Schelling/Rubio/Tulett
4JonEzeitza
439​
Schelling/Aleotti
4RoteLaterne
439​
Schelling/Aleotti/Tulett
6Otoxiep87
421​
7JPettersen
407​
8Fivezzz
404​
9Greenedge
398​
10AmisVelo
389​
11Leadbelly
380​
12Bminchow
373​
13Kazistuta
344​
14Squire
343​
15Blues_in_the_Bottle
342​
16Nyssinator
338​
17Scrooll07
332​
18MuddyWaters
327​
19Nakazar
316​
20Madrazo
302​
20Skidmark
302​
22Koronin
296​
23Armchair_Cyclist
292​
24Ray10
286​
25Ludwigzgz
278​
26Comodoro
269​
27Kryvo
268​
28Jakob747
248​
29HugoKoblet
244​
30Northerner
235​
31Laarsland
229​
32Karaev
218​
33Josedin
207​
34YellowKnight
192​
35Vladimir
179​
36Rufs
175​
37LosBrolin
147​
CollectiveWisdom
412​
CollectiveIgnorance
811​
MainGame2021
361​

Standings
Last time I wondered about this becoming a two horse race, but with SafeBet winning the month by over 100pts from anyone else, maybe it is already a one horse race. Madrazo drops almost as quickly as he rose last time, and Lukas manages a double digit leap.


RankTeamTotalChange in position
1​
SafeBet3021
0​
2​
JonEzeitza2810
0​
3​
Cordi2443
5​
4​
RoteLaterne2423
2​
5​
AmisVelo2368
2​
6​
Bminchow2366
-2​
7​
JPettersen2356
3​
8​
Nyssinator2325
-3​
9​
LukasCPH2319
10​
10​
Otoxiep872315
3​
11​
Madrazo2307
-8​
12​
Kazistuta2305
-3​
13​
Greenedge2286
1​
14​
Blues_in_the_Bottle2284
-3​
15​
Scrooll072238
-3​
16​
Squire2212
0​
17​
Nakazar2202
-2​
18​
Fivezzz2152
3​
19​
HugoKoblet2105
-2​
20​
Kryvo2093
0​
21​
Northerner2089
-3​
22​
MuddyWaters1954
2​
23​
Ray101946
-1​
24​
Karaev1851
-1​
25​
Armchair_Cyclist1830
0​
26​
Ludwigzgz1805
1​
27​
Comodoro1804
-1​
28​
Skidmark1757
0​
29​
Laarsland1677
0​
30​
Rufs1566
0​
31​
Josedin1545
0​
32​
Vladimir1480
0​
33​
Leadbelly1477
1​
34​
YellowKnight1389
-1​
35​
Koronin1353
1​
36​
LosBrolin1231
-1​
37​
Jakob7471155
0​
CollectiveWisdom2655
CollectiveIgnorance3193

VR 2141
EP 2065
CN 1996

I have only realised today that I didn't do an end of July update for the other two current games: sorry about that and I think I will have time to address it tomorrow.
 
Reactions: Koronin
Year 1 Month 9 30 August to 4 October (although the spreadsheet is dated 3rd)
Not much here from European and World Championships, or Paris-Roubaix, but lots of other racing (The Vuelta seems like a long time ago, but counts here)

RiderPts this monthTeamsSource
COVI Alessandro
175​
19​
3rd in Giro di Sicilia and 2nd in Coppa Bernocchi
WILLIAMS Stephen
160​
1(Blues in the Bottle)​
Cro Race GC win and stage pts
BURGAUDEAU Mathieu
110​
1 (JPettersen)​
3rd Coppa Sabatini/8th Memorial Pantani/7th Loira Atlantique
LOPEZ PEREZ Juan Pedro
104​
4​
13th in La Vuelta
KOOIJ Olav
101​
29​
3rd in World U23 & stages in Cro Race
ARENSMAN Thymen
80​
29​
HULGAARD Morten
71​
1(LukasCPH)​
RODRIGUEZ CANO Carlos
64​
13​
WRIGHT Fred
63​
3​
MÄRKL Niklas
60​
1​
REYNDERS Jens
54​
1​

It's rare that we get a tie on the monthly scores
Rank this monthPts this monthMain scorers
1Blues_in_the_Bottle
654​
Covi/Williams/Kooij/Rodriguez/Wright
1Kryvo
654​
Covi/Lopez/Kooij/Arensman/Rodriguez
3Rufs
633​
Covi/Kooij/Arensman/Wright
4AmisVelo
573​
Covi/Kooij/Arensman
5LukasCPH
557​
Covi/Lopez/Kooij/Hulgaard
6Ludwigzgz
555​
7Cordi
551​
8Bminchow
548​
9Fivezzz
526​
10SafeBet
524​
11Squire
522​
12Ray10
489​
13Nyssinator
486​
14HugoKoblet
468​
15Madrazo
464​
15Greenedge
464​
17RoteLaterne
456​
18Kazistuta
442​
19JonEzeitza
416​
20Skidmark
396​
21YellowKnight
390​
22Leadbelly
377​
23MuddyWaters
363​
24Comodoro
361​
25LosBrolin
351​
26Karaev
337​
27Otoxiep87
299​
28JPettersen
286​
29Nakazar
278​
30Jakob747
269​
31Scrooll07
256​
32Koronin
247​
33Northerner
235​
34Armchair_Cyclist
217​
35Laarsland
213​
36Vladimir
185​
37Josedin
150​
CollectiveWisdom
580​
CollectiveIgnorance
1045​

Standings
BitB bursts dramatically into the top ten, Madrazo enters rather more gently.

RankTeamTotalChange in position
1​
SafeBet3545
0​
2​
JonEzeitza3226
0​
3​
Cordi2994
0​
4​
AmisVelo2941
1​
5​
Blues_in_the_Bottle2938
9​
6​
Bminchow2914
0​
7​
RoteLaterne2879
-3​
8​
LukasCPH2876
1​
9​
Nyssinator2811
-1​
10​
Madrazo2771
1​
11​
Greenedge2750
2​
12​
Kryvo2747
8​
12​
Kazistuta2747
0​
14​
Squire2734
2​
15​
Fivezzz2678
3​
16​
JPettersen2642
-9​
17​
Otoxiep872614
-7​
18​
HugoKoblet2573
1​
19​
Scrooll072494
-4​
20​
Nakazar2480
-3​
21​
Ray102435
2​
22​
Ludwigzgz2360
4​
23​
Northerner2324
-2​
24​
MuddyWaters2317
-2​
25​
Rufs2199
5​
26​
Karaev2188
-2​
27​
Comodoro2165
0​
28​
Skidmark2153
0​
29​
Armchair_Cyclist2047
-4​
30​
Laarsland1890
-1​
31​
Leadbelly1854
2​
32​
YellowKnight1779
2​
33​
Josedin1695
-2​
34​
Vladimir1665
-2​
35​
Koronin1600
0​
36​
LosBrolin1582
0​
37​
Jakob7471424
0​
CollectiveWisdom3235
CollectiveIgnorance3974
MainGame20212405


Velorooms 2543
Equipo Parlamento 2501
Cycling News 2416

SafeBet can go to his wedding on Saturday with his head held high, and his bride can look forward to two years of nailbiting as he watches to see whether his lead can last.

There are more races still to come than would normally be the case by this date, so October should have some value to its update. I'll probably do an update in the week starting 25th Oct.
 
This afternoon's WALLS victory in Piemonte puts me close to the leader SafeBet. Now there is a little more excitement than this morning. It is a very good idea to advance the next update.
 
Year 1, Months 10-12 5th October to last points of the year.

RiderPts TeamsSource
WALLS Matthew
130​
12​
Gran Piemonte win
HERREGODTS Rune
108​
2(Karaev & Rufs)​
Drenthe win/6th Chrono des Nations
COVI Alessandro
100​
19​
3rd Coppa Agostini/5th Veneto/9th Tre Valli
KOOIJ Olav
66​
29​
3rd Gran Piemonte
PEÑALVER ANIORTE Manuel
62​
1(Koronin)​
6th Morbihan/9th Vendee
WRIGHT Fred
48​
3​
BURGAUDEAU Mathieu
45​
1 (JPettersen)​
TULETT Ben
42​
8​

Rank this monthPts this monthMain scorers
1Rufs
467​
Walls/HerregodtsCovi/Kooij/Wright
2Ludwigzgz
369​
Walls/Covi/Kooij/Tullett
3Nyssinator
352​
Walls/Covi/Kooij
4Cordi
348​
Walls/Covi/Kooij/Tullett
5Ray10
328​
6Karaev
326​
7AmisVelo
313​
7Squire
313​
9JonEzeitza
281​
10Skidmark
247​
11RoteLaterne
246​
12Comodoro
242​
13Blues_in_the_Bottle
236​
14LukasCPH
234​
15SafeBet
223​
16HugoKoblet
209​
17Fivezzz
207​
18Kazistuta
202​
19Kryvo
191​
20Josedin
189​
21Bminchow
183​
21Madrazo
183​
23Greenedge
171​
24Laarsland
169​
25Scrooll07
152​
26Leadbelly
134​
27Jakob747
118​
28Northerner
93​
29LosBrolin
92​
30YellowKnight
91​
31Nakazar
83​
32JPettersen
81​
32Otoxiep87
81​
34MuddyWaters
80​
35Koronin
74​
36Armchair_Cyclist
27​
37Vladimir
26​
CollectiveWisdom
188​
CollectiveIgnorance
351​
Arne Marit/Jason Tesson
MainGame2021
147​

Standings at end of Year 1

Nyssinator moves up three, Squire nudges into the top ten.

It is usually the case that Collective Ignorance is the highest scoring team at the end of Year 1: it usually falls away thereafter.
The pickers in the Main Game for 2021 (perhaps because of the rich selection of inexpensive picks after 2020) didn't do a great job of selecting from among these younger riders: Covi, Schelling, Rodriguez and Kooij were not taken up by many there.
RankTeamTotalChange in positionTop scorers
1​
SafeBet3768
0​
Covi/Schelling/Aleotti/Rodriguez/Kooij
2​
JonEzeitza3507
0​
Covi/Schelling/Vansevenant/Aleotti
3​
Cordi3342
0​
Covi/Schelling/Rodriguez/Kooij
4​
AmisVelo3254
0​
Covi/Vansevenant/Aleotti/Kooij
5​
Blues_in_the_Bottle3174
0​
Covi/Vansevenant/Aleotti/Rodriguez/Kooij
6​
Nyssinator3163
3​
Covi/Vansevenant/Aleotti/Kooij
7​
RoteLaterne3125
0​
Covi/Schelling/Aleotti/Kooij
8​
LukasCPH3110
0​
Covi/Vansevenant/Aleotti/Kooij
9​
Bminchow3097
-3​
Covi/Vansevenant/Aleotti/Rodriguez/Kooij
10​
Squire3047
4​
Covi/Vansevenant/Aleotti/Kooij
11​
Madrazo2954
-1​
12​
Kazistuta2949
0​
13​
Kryvo2938
-1​
14​
Greenedge2921
-3​
15​
Fivezzz2885
0​
16​
HugoKoblet2782
2​
17​
Ray102763
4​
18​
Ludwigzgz2729
4​
19​
JPettersen2723
-3​
20​
Otoxiep872695
-3​
21​
Rufs2666
4​
22​
Scrooll072646
-3​
23​
Nakazar2563
-3​
24​
Karaev2514
2​
25​
Northerner2417
-2​
26​
Comodoro2407
1​
27​
Skidmark2400
1​
28​
MuddyWaters2397
-4​
29​
Armchair_Cyclist2074
0​
30​
Laarsland2059
0​
31​
Leadbelly1988
0​
32​
Josedin1884
1​
33​
YellowKnight1870
-1​
34​
Vladimir1691
0​
35​
LosBrolin1674
1​
35​
Koronin1674
0​
37​
Jakob7471542
0​
CollectiveWisdom3423
CollectiveIgnorance4302
MainGame20212552


COVI Alessandro
520​
19​
SCHELLING Ide
515​
6​
VANSEVENANT Mauri
438​
23​
ALEOTTI Giovanni
420​
22​
ZANA Filippo
358​
0​
MARIT Arne
356​
0​
SKJELMOSE JENSEN Mattias
344​
1 (JPettersen)​
LAFAY Victor
328​
0​
RODRIGUEZ CANO Carlos
312​
13​
ADRIA OLIVERAS Roger
310​
0​
TESSON Jason
283​
0​
HERREGODTS Rune
271​
2 (Karaev & Rufs)​
KOOIJ Olav
249​
29​
LOUVEL Matis
248​
0​
JOHANNESSEN Tobias Halland
237​
0​
RENARD Alexis
231​
0​
BURGAUDEAU Mathieu
225​
1 (JPettersen)​
WOLF Justin
224​
0​

That team has a total score of 5869: our leader has 64.2% of that, which is pretty standard for the top score as a percentage of what is possible.



Sorry about the delay:I hope to get the 2020-22 Game and the final instalment of the edition that started in 2019 posted before New Year.

And it starts all over again with next cycle of the game.
 
Reactions: SafeBet
Year 2 Month 1 up to 30th Jan

As ever, a slow start to the year.
Plapp's 100 pts from the Australian NCs benefit Greenedge, Jakob, Nyssinator and SafeBet;
De Lie's Majorca Trofeo gets 80 points for Leadbelly;
Goossens took a trio of top tens in Majorca, totalling 72 points for Jon Ezeitza, Otoxiep and Rufs;
and no-one else took more than 42 in the first month of the year. Covi getting 16 was the only popular pick of any note.

Here are the monthly scores, but any gaps this month are pretty small beer in the context of the overall.
1Rufs
130​
2SafeBet
126​
2Nyssinator
126​
4Leadbelly
124​
5Jakob747
120​
6Greenedge
110​
7JonEzeitza
103​
8Squire
94​
9Otoxiep87
92​
10Skidmark
58​
11Madrazo
56​
12LukasCPH
54​
12Fivezzz
54​
14Karaev
50​
15Ludwigzgz
49​
16YellowKnight
38​
17Josedin
37​
18Kazistuta
35​
19Cordi
31​
19AmisVelo
31​
21Koronin
29​
22Bminchow
26​
22Kryvo
26​
24Blues_in_the_Bottle
21​
24RoteLaterne
21​
24HugoKoblet
21​
24Ray10
21​
28Scrooll07
17​
29Armchair_Cyclist
15​
29Laarsland
15​
31JPettersen
12​
32Nakazar
10​
32Northerner
10​
32Comodoro
10​
32Vladimir
10​
36MuddyWaters
9​
37LosBrolin
0​
CollectiveWisdom
26​
CollectiveIgnorance
78​
MainGame2021
20​

Not big scores, but a few significant positional changes
RankTeamTotalChange in position
1​
SafeBet3894
0​
2​
JonEzeitza3610
0​
3​
Cordi3373
0​
4​
Nyssinator3289
2​
5​
AmisVelo3285
-1​
6​
Blues_in_the_Bottle3195
-1​
7​
LukasCPH3164
1​
8​
RoteLaterne3146
-1​
9​
Squire3141
1​
10​
Bminchow3123
-1​
11​
Greenedge3031
3​
12​
Madrazo3010
-1​
13​
Kazistuta2984
-1​
14​
Kryvo2964
-1​
15​
Fivezzz2939
0​
16​
HugoKoblet2803
0​
17​
Rufs2796
4​
18​
Otoxiep872787
2​
19​
Ray102784
-2​
20​
Ludwigzgz2778
-2​
21​
JPettersen2735
-2​
22​
Scrooll072663
0​
23​
Nakazar2573
0​
24​
Karaev2564
0​
25​
Skidmark2458
2​
26​
Northerner2427
-1​
27​
Comodoro2417
-1​
28​
MuddyWaters2406
0​
29​
Leadbelly2112
2​
30​
Armchair_Cyclist2089
-1​
31​
Laarsland2074
-1​
32​
Josedin1921
0​
33​
YellowKnight1908
0​
34​
Koronin1703
1​
35​
Vladimir1701
-1​
36​
LosBrolin1674
-1​
37​
Jakob7471662
0​
CollectiveWisdom3449
CollectiveIgnorance4380
MainGame20212572

And some time before the February update appears, expect to see notification for the Spring Classics Game.
 
RiderPts this monthTeamsSource
RODRIGUEZ CANO Carlos
195​
13​
3rd in Valenciana and 4th in Andalucia
COVI Alessandro
153​
19​
Murcia win/Andalucia stage win and other points
VAN GILS Maxim
149​
7​
Saudi Tour wins GC and a stage
CHARMIG Anthon
148​
2​
7th in Saudi and 5th with a stage in Oman
VANSEVENANT Mauri
141​
23​
8th in Andalucia/2nd in Ardeche
HINDSGAUL MADSEN Jacob
136​
2​
Antalya GC win
BUITRAGO SANCHEZ Santiago
112​
6​
SKJELMOSE JENSEN Mattias
107​
1​
BURGAUDEAU Mathieu
93​
1​
JORGENSON Matteo
88​
17​
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
84​
15​

We might think of February as a quiet month, but the scores here are higher than any month in this edition's first year.
Rank this monthPts this monthMain scorers
1Blues_in_the_Bottle
862​
Rodriguez/Covi/Van Gils/Vansevenant
2SafeBet
849​
Rodriguez/Covi/Buitrago/Jorgenson/Ayuso
3Cordi
829​
Rodriguez/Covi/Jorgenson/Ayuso
4Bminchow
823​
Rodriguez/Covi/Vansevenant/Ayuso
5Greenedge
821​
Rodriguez/Vansevenant/Jorgenson/Ayuso
6Ray10
808​
7Northerner
800​
8LosBrolin
761​
9Kryvo
721​
10JonEzeitza
713​
11AmisVelo
697​
12Ludwigzgz
690​
13YellowKnight
686​
14Kazistuta
669​
15MuddyWaters
655​
16JPettersen
650​
17Karaev
643​
18Rufs
642​
19Nyssinator
614​
20Laarsland
613​
21Squire
610​
22HugoKoblet
599​
23Madrazo
587​
24Comodoro
551​
25Leadbelly
546​
26Nakazar
534​
27Skidmark
522​
28RoteLaterne
518​
29Fivezzz
514​
30Jakob747
496​
31Josedin
495​
32LukasCPH
487​
33Otoxiep87
399​
34Armchair_Cyclist
391​
35Scrooll07
368​
36Koronin
304​
37Vladimir
274​
CollectiveWisdom
916​
CollectiveIgnorance
477​
Johannessen/Wirtgen
MainGame2021
537​

Standings
Safe Bet was 2nd both last month and again this: he is gradually stretching that lead. What riders that he hasn't picked will start to make an impression in races to keep this competitive?
RankTeamTotalChange in position
1​
SafeBet4743
0​
2​
JonEzeitza4323
0​
3​
Cordi4202
0​
4​
Blues_in_the_Bottle4057
1​
5​
AmisVelo3982
-1​
6​
Bminchow3946
3​
7​
Nyssinator3903
-1​
8​
Greenedge3852
6​
9​
Squire3751
1​
10​
Kryvo3685
3​
11​
RoteLaterne3664
-4​
12​
Kazistuta3653
0​
13​
LukasCPH3651
-5​
14​
Madrazo3597
-3​
15​
Ray103592
2​
16​
Ludwigzgz3468
2​
17​
Fivezzz3453
-2​
18​
Rufs3438
3​
19​
HugoKoblet3402
-3​
20​
JPettersen3385
-1​
21​
Northerner3227
4​
22​
Karaev3207
2​
23​
Otoxiep873186
-3​
24​
Nakazar3107
-1​
25​
MuddyWaters3061
3​
26​
Scrooll073031
-4​
27​
Skidmark2980
0​
28​
Comodoro2968
-2​
29​
Laarsland2687
1​
30​
Leadbelly2658
1​
31​
YellowKnight2594
2​
32​
Armchair_Cyclist2480
-3​
33​
LosBrolin2435
2​
34​
Josedin2416
-2​
35​
Jakob7472158
2​
36​
Koronin2007
-1​
37​
Vladimir1975
-3​
CollectiveWisdom4365
CollectiveIgnorance4761
MainGame20213109

Equipo Parliamento 3446
VeloRooms: 3349
Cycling News: 3309

Spreadsheet
 
Reactions: Blues in the bottle
Year 2 Month 3 28 February to 3 April

The top two are the same as in the 2022-24 edition, but rather fewer picks a year earlier, especially for De Lie.

RiderPts this monthTeamsSource
DE LIE Arnaud
317​
1 (Leadbelly)​
Win Monsere & Limburg/3rd Nokere/top ten Koksijde/De Panne/Le Samyn
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
217​
15​
2nd Laigueglia/5th Catalunya
KOOIJ Olav
137​
29​
5th in De Panne & stage podiums in Tirreno-Adriatico
WRIGHT Fred
120​
3​
7th in Ronde
ARENSMAN Thymen
113​
29​
6th in Tirreno-Adriatico
TULETT Ben
105​
8​
GC 2nd and stage win in Coppi e Bartali
RODRIGUEZ CANO Carlos
95​
13​
TIBERI Antonio
89​
14​
MORIN Emmanuel
88​
3​
ASKEY Lewis
84​
1​
PEAK Barnabas
81​
1​

A very good top scorer, but the rest of Leadbelly's motley crew of mainly rare picks did not back up De Lie's points so well, so others take the top of the table.

Rank this monthPts this monthMain scorers
1Ludwigzgz
911​
Ayuso/Kooij/Arensman/Tulett/Rodriguez/Tiberi
2SafeBet
880​
Ayuso/Kooij/Arensman/Tulett/Rodriguez/Tiberi
3Cordi
870​
Ayuso/Kooij/Arensman/Tulett/Rodriguez
4RoteLaterne
832​
Ayuso/Kooij/Arensman/Tulett/Tiberi
5MuddyWaters
806​
Ayuso/Arensman/Tulett/Rodriguez/Tiberi/Peak
6Leadbelly
782​
7AmisVelo
744​
8YellowKnight
733​
9LosBrolin
712​
10Rufs
706​
11Madrazo
696​
12Bminchow
688​
13Nakazar
681​
14Greenedge
679​
15Skidmark
647​
16Squire
640​
17Northerner
599​
18Kryvo
577​
19JPettersen
576​
20Nyssinator
549​
21Blues_in_the_Bottle
541​
22Fivezzz
534​
23HugoKoblet
512​
24Kazistuta
479​
25Ray10
472​
26Karaev
460​
27Jakob747
458​
28Comodoro
452​
29LukasCPH
384​
30Laarsland
371​
31Otoxiep87
347​
32JonEzeitza
344​
33Scrooll07
341​
34Vladimir
272​
35Armchair_Cyclist
259​
36Koronin
201​
37Josedin
92​
CollectiveWisdom
797​
CollectiveIgnorance
773​
MainGame2021
405​

Standings
For the third time in the three updates this year, SafeBet has the second best score of the month. And so long as the person ahead each month is not the manager in 2nd overall, that means his lead just keeps on growing.
RankTeamTotalChange in position
1​
SafeBet5623
0​
2​
Cordi5072
1​
3​
AmisVelo4726
1​
4​
JonEzeitza4667
-2​
5​
Bminchow4634
4​
6​
Blues_in_the_Bottle4598
-1​
7​
Greenedge4531
7​
8​
RoteLaterne4496
-1​
9​
Nyssinator4452
-3​
10​
Squire4391
0​
11​
Ludwigzgz4379
7​
12​
Madrazo4293
-1​
13​
Kryvo4262
0​
14​
Rufs4144
7​
15​
Kazistuta4132
-3​
16​
Ray104064
1​
17​
LukasCPH4035
-9​
18​
Fivezzz3987
-3​
19​
JPettersen3961
0​
20​
HugoKoblet3914
-4​
21​
MuddyWaters3867
7​
22​
Northerner3826
3​
23​
Nakazar3788
0​
24​
Karaev3667
0​
25​
Skidmark3627
2​
26​
Otoxiep873533
-6​
27​
Leadbelly3440
4​
28​
Comodoro3420
-2​
29​
Scrooll073372
-7​
30​
YellowKnight3327
3​
31​
LosBrolin3147
4​
32​
Laarsland3058
-2​
33​
Armchair_Cyclist2739
-4​
34​
Jakob7472616
3​
35​
Josedin2508
-3​
36​
Vladimir2247
-2​
37​
Koronin2208
-2​
CollectiveWisdom5162
CollectiveIgnorance5421
MainGame20213514
 
Year 2: Month 4 4th April to 1 May

Some managers don't like the idea of selecting a rider who remains eligible for the next cycle of the game. It wouldn't have done you much harm if you had done that in January 2021 (Ayuso, Sheffield, Plapp, De Lie and Quinn are all in the 2022-24 edition)

RiderPts this monthTeamsSource
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
162​
15​
4th in GC and stage 3rd in Romandie
KOOIJ Olav
150​
29​
2 stages and GC win in Circuit Sarthe
SHEFFIELD Magnus
140​
11​
Brabantse Pijl win
RUBIO REYES Einer Augusto
96​
13​
10th Romandie & 13th Alps
ARENSMAN Thymen
92​
29​
3rd in Alps
CEPEDA ORTIZ Jefferson Alexander
85​
3​
PLAPP Lucas
84​
4​
DE LIE Arnaud
68​
1​
RODRIGUEZ CANO Carlos
52​
13​
QUINN Sean
52​
2​
LOPEZ PEREZ Juan Pedro
51​
4​
BUITRAGO SANCHEZ Santiago
50​
6​


Rank this monthPts this monthMain scorers
1Cordi
804​
Ayuso/Kooij/Sheffield/Rubio/Arensman/Rodriguez
2Nakazar
791​
Ayuso/Kooij/Sheffield/Rubio/Arensman
3SafeBet
745​
Ayuso/Kooij/Rubio/Arensman/Plapp/Rodriguez
4AmisVelo
727​
Ayuso/Kooij/Sheffield/Rubio/Arensman
5Greenedge
696​
6LosBrolin
686​
7Bminchow
664​
8Northerner
653​
9Jakob747
625​
10RoteLaterne
621​
11Squire
616​
12Ludwigzgz
573​
13YellowKnight
567​
14MuddyWaters
563​
15Ray10
560​
16Madrazo
521​
17Leadbelly
517​
18Rufs
504​
19Comodoro
488​
20Skidmark
486​
21Kryvo
471​
22Nyssinator
461​
23Fivezzz
460​
24Armchair_Cyclist
448​
25Blues_in_the_Bottle
445​
26Otoxiep87
441​
27LukasCPH
412​
28JPettersen
394​
29HugoKoblet
387​
30Karaev
384​
31Kazistuta
339​
31Laarsland
339​
33JonEzeitza
290​
34Scrooll07
249​
34Koronin
249​
36Josedin
198​
36Vladimir
198​
CollectiveWisdom
664​
CollectiveIgnorance
765​
MainGame2021
462​



Standings
Three of the top 4 this month were already in the top 4 (top three now), but we are probably only about 1/3 of the way through the scoring, so don't despair if you weren't one of them. Yet.
RankTeamTotalChange in position
1​
SafeBet6368
0​
2​
Cordi5876
1​
3​
AmisVelo5453
1​
4​
Bminchow5298
5​
5​
Greenedge5227
9​
6​
RoteLaterne5117
1​
7​
Blues_in_the_Bottle5043
-2​
8​
Squire5007
2​
9​
JonEzeitza4957
-7​
10​
Ludwigzgz4952
8​
11​
Nyssinator4913
-5​
12​
Madrazo4814
-1​
13​
Kryvo4733
0​
14​
Rufs4648
7​
15​
Ray104624
2​
16​
Nakazar4579
7​
17​
Northerner4479
8​
18​
Kazistuta4471
-6​
19​
Fivezzz4447
-4​
19​
LukasCPH4447
-11​
21​
MuddyWaters4430
7​
22​
JPettersen4355
-3​
23​
HugoKoblet4301
-7​
24​
Skidmark4113
3​
25​
Karaev4051
-1​
26​
Otoxiep873974
-6​
27​
Leadbelly3957
4​
28​
Comodoro3908
-2​
29​
YellowKnight3894
4​
30​
LosBrolin3833
5​
31​
Scrooll073621
-9​
32​
Laarsland3397
-2​
33​
Jakob7473241
4​
34​
Armchair_Cyclist3187
-5​
35​
Josedin2706
-3​
36​
Koronin2457
-1​
37​
Vladimir2445
-3​
CollectiveWisdom5826
CollectiveIgnorance6117
MainGame20213976

So will it be those from among this cohort who are in the Giro that will make the top of the scorers' lists in a month's times, or those taking advantage of the absence of the biggest names in the other May events?
 
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