2021 Spring Classics CQ Game

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Race 7 GP Industria & Artigianato Was it on TV anywhere? I know nothing other than the result.

Only one of the first 30 finishers had been chosen by any of us. But that one finisher was the winner, has gained a massive return on his cost, and was on seven teams: Mauri Vansevenant wins 130 points for:
Amis Velo
Blues in the Bottle
ChrisDK
Josedin
Kazistuta
Leadbelly
Mellow Velo

and they each get 31.03 green points each (I'm deducting the 0.4 points that arise from the sum of 8th to tenth divided by the 15 non-scorers from every team)

Green point standings
Green pointschange in rank
1​
Josedin
211.03​
1​
2​
Ray10
200.31​
-1​
3​
Kazistuta
113.03​
1​
4​
MellowVelo
90.03​
3​
5​
JustSomeGuy
85.21​
-2​
6​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
84.03​
2​
7​
Madrazo
80.21​
-2​
8​
AmisVelo
69.03​
2​
9​
Triley36
63​
-3​
10​
Leadbelly
56.03​
3​
11​
DJSprtsch
50.21​
-2​
12​
ChrisDK
49.03​
3​

Standings
The top five all have Vansevenant
RankTeamPointsChange in rank
1​
Josedin
996​
0​
2​
MellowVelo
793​
0​
3​
AmisVelo
766​
1​
4​
Leadbelly
686​
2​
5​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
664​
6​
6​
Ray10
657​
-3​
7​
Madrazo
575​
-2​
8​
Kazistuta
573​
9​
9​
RoteLaterne
551​
-2​
10​
JustSomeGuy
540​
-2​
11​
Triley36
536​
-2​
12​
Bminchow
535​
-2​
13​
Otoxiep87
517​
-1​
14​
SemirS
501​
-1​
15​
DJSprtsch
494​
-1​
16​
Comodoro
470​
-1​
17​
Googolplex
461​
-1​
18​
Armchair
415​
0​
19​
Search
346​
0​
20​
ChrisDK
319​
2​
21​
Del1962
275​
-1​
22​
Scrool07
210​
-1​
CollectiveWisdom
769​

Velorooms 613
Cycling News 496

The racing calendar focuses on on week events for the next week and a bit: the next part of this game is Nokere Koerse on Wednesday week. My update may be late if I am celebrating St Patrick's Day.
 
Race 8: Nokere Koerse

After a week or so off for the one week races, the one day races are back with not much of a bang.

PositionPointsTeams
8​
HALVORSEN Kristoffer
34​
1 (Rote Laterne)​
13​
THEUNS Edward
16​
6​
19​
SARREAU Marc
7​
2​
20​
VANMARCKE Sep
6​
19​
30​
LIVYNS Arjen
5​
3​

This raceScorersGreen points
1​
RoteLaterne
56​
Halvorsen, Theuns and Vanmarcke
80​
2​
Otoxiep87
27​
Theuns, Vanmarcke and Livyns
50​
3=​
MellowVelo
22​
Theuns & Vanmarcke
25​
3=​
Bminchow
22​
"
25​
3=​
SemirS
22​
"
25​
6​
JustSomeGuy
16​
Theuns
10​
7=​
Armchair
13​
Sarreau & Vanmarcke
4​
7=​
Search
13​
"
4​
9=​
Josedin
11​
Vanmarcke & Livyns
1.5​
9=​
Leadbelly
11​
"
1.5​
11=​
Most of the rest
6​
Vanmarcke
21=​
ChrisDK and Del1962
0​
CollectiveWisdom
11​


Green points
Green pointschange in rank
1​
Josedin
212.53​
0​
2​
Ray10
200.31​
0​
3​
MellowVelo
115.03​
1​
4​
Kazistuta
113.03​
-1​
5​
RoteLaterne
99.21​
10​
6​
JustSomeGuy
95.21​
-1​
7​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
84.03​
-1​
8​
Madrazo
80.21​
-1​
9​
AmisVelo
69.03​
-1​
10​
Triley36
63​
-1​
11​
SemirS
60.21​
2​
12​
Leadbelly
57.53​
-2​
13​
Otoxiep87
52.21​
6​


Standings

RankTeamPointsChange in rank
1​
Josedin
1007​
0​
2​
MellowVelo
815​
0​
3​
AmisVelo
772​
0​
4​
Leadbelly
697​
0​
5​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
670​
0​
6​
Ray10
663​
0​
7​
RoteLaterne
607​
2​
8​
Madrazo
581​
-1​
9​
Kazistuta
579​
-1​
10​
Bminchow
557​
2​
11​
JustSomeGuy
556​
-1​
12​
Otoxiep87
544​
1​
13​
Triley36
542​
-2​
14​
SemirS
523​
0​
15​
DJSprtsch
500​
0​
16​
Comodoro
476​
0​
17​
Googolplex
467​
0​
18​
Armchair
428​
0​
19​
Search
359​
0​
20​
ChrisDK
319​
0​
21​
Del1962
275​
0​
22​
Scrool07
216​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
780​

Something similar to be expected on Friday in Koksijde, then the first of the classics and hopefully some large scores on Saturday.
 
I have no intention of delaying confirmation of the result until 19 September, so the Frankfurt race is out for this year (unless fewer than 15 take place on the original dates and I do a redux, per the OP, but thankfully that is looking less and less likely).
 
Race 9: Bredene Koksijde Classic

Rather more points than I had expected, but so many of them were earned by one almost ubiquitous choice means that it doesn't make so much difference.

Position in racepointsteams
1​
MERLIER Tim
130​
1 (ChrisDK)​
2​
PEDERSEN Mads
78​
4​
3​
SENECHAL Florian
66​
1 (Josedin)​
9​
POLITT Nils
28​
19​
11​
HALVORSEN Kristoffer
20​
1 (Rote Laterne)​


This raceScorersGreen points
1​
Josedin
172​
Pedersen/Senechal/Politt
80​
2​
ChrisDK
130​
Merlier
50​
3=​
Comodoro
106​
Pedersen/Politt
25​
3=​
DJSprtsch
106​
Pedersen/Politt
25​
3=​
Triley36
106​
Pedersen/Politt
25​
6​
RoteLaterne
48​
Politt/Halvorsen
10​
7=​
Most of the rest
28​
Politt
0.79 each​
21​
Del1962 & Scrooll07
0​
CollectiveWisdom
28​


Green point positions
In this, as in the main competition, Josedin extends his lead by being top on the day.

Green pointschange in rank
1​
Josedin
292.53​
0​
2​
Ray10
201.1​
0​
3​
MellowVelo
115.82​
0​
4​
Kazistuta
113.82​
0​
5​
RoteLaterne
109.21​
0​
6​
ChrisDK
99.03​
9​
7​
JustSomeGuy
96​
-1​
8​
Triley36
88​
2​
9​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
84.82​
-2​
10​
Madrazo
81​
-2​
11​
DJSprtsch
75.21​
3​
12​
AmisVelo
69.82​
-3​
13​
SemirS
61​
-2​
14​
Comodoro
60.21​
3​


Standings
Josedin's lead becomes almost intimidating, but he has none of the big favourites for Milan-San Remo tomorrow, and that has a much more generous point scale. I suspect it will not look as much of a lost cause for the also rans by this time tomorrow.

RankTeamPointsChange in rank
1​
Josedin
1179​
0​
2​
MellowVelo
843​
0​
3​
AmisVelo
800​
0​
4​
Leadbelly
725​
0​
5​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
698​
0​
6​
Ray10
691​
0​
7​
RoteLaterne
655​
0​
8​
Triley36
648​
5​
9​
Madrazo
609​
-1​
10​
Kazistuta
607​
-1​
11​
DJSprtsch
606​
4​
12​
Bminchow
585​
-2​
13​
JustSomeGuy
584​
-2​
14​
Comodoro
582​
2​
15​
Otoxiep87
572​
-3​
16​
SemirS
551​
-2​
17​
Googolplex
495​
0​
18​
Armchair
456​
0​
19​
ChrisDK
449​
1​
20​
Search
387​
-1​
21​
Del1962
275​
0​
22​
Scrool07
216​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
808​

Forum Averages
Cycling News 547
Velorooms 688
The top 4 all come from VR

Six teams have Van der Poel for tomorrow, and four have Alaphilippe; none have Van Aert. Who will be harvesting the bigger points available?
 
Race 10: Milan-San Remo

Not the main scorers that we might have expected, but lots of points and movement in the tables.



Race Pos'nPtsTeams
1​
STUYVEN Jasper
280​
3​
2​
EWAN Caleb
170​
0​
3​
VAN AERT Wout
145​
0​
4​
SAGAN Peter
125​
4​
5​
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
112​
6​
6​
MATTHEWS Michael
100​
1​
7​
ARANBURU DEBA Alexander
90​
0​
8​
COLBRELLI Sonny
80​
1​
9​
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
70​
1​
10​
TURGIS Anthony
62​
4​
11​
MOHORIC Matej
54​
1​
12​
TRENTIN Matteo
46​
5​
13​
VAN AVERMAET Greg
42​
13​
14​
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
38​
0​
15​
PIDCOCK Thomas
34​
8​
16​
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
32​
4​
17​
KWIATKOWSKI Michal
30​
0​
18​
NIZZOLO Giacomo
28​
0​
19​
BOUHANNI Nacer
26​
0​
20​
ACKERMANN Pascal
24​
0​
21​
NAESEN Oliver
22​
12​
22​
LAPORTE Christophe
20​
8​
23​
VENDRAME Andrea
18​
0​
24​
VERMEERSCH Gianni
16​
0​
25​
SERRANO RODRIGUEZ Gonzalo
14​
0​
26​
DEMARE Arnaud
12​
0​
27​
BARDET Romain
10​
1​
28​
STANNARD Robert
8​
0​
29​
SIMON Julien
7​
0​
30​
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
6​
4​

and 22 other finishers getting 5 points each.
Points todayMain scorersGreen points
1​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
412​
Stuyven & vdPoel
80​
2​
Madrazo
395​
Stuyven/van Avermaet/Naesen/Laporte
50​
3​
ChrisDK
362​
Stuyven/Turgis
35​
4​
Del1962
313​
Sagan/Colbrelli/van Avermaet/Pidcock/Naesen
25​
5​
Bminchow
258​
Sagan/Trentin/van Avermaet/Pidcock
15​
6​
Ray10
246​
vdPoel/Kragh Andersen/Pidcock/Laporte
10​
7​
AmisVelo
227​
5​
8​
Leadbelly
213​
3​
9​
JustSomeGuy
208​
2​
10​
MellowVelo
206​
1​
11​
Kazistuta
204​
12​
Scrool07
199​
13​
RoteLaterne
191​
14​
Triley36
142​
15​
SemirS
135​
16​
DJSprtsch
134​
17​
Armchair
126​
18​
Otoxiep87
113​
19​
Search
105​
20​
Josedin
101​
21​
Googolplex
91​
22​
Comodoro
67​
CollectiveWisdom
169​

ChrisDK has had the winner two days in a row.

Green standings
Green pointschange in rank
1​
Josedin
292.53​
0​
2​
Ray10
211.1​
0​
3​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
164.82​
6​
4​
ChrisDK
134.03​
2​
5​
Madrazo
131​
5​
6​
MellowVelo
116.82​
-3​
7​
Kazistuta
113.82​
-3​
8​
RoteLaterne
109.21​
-3​
9​
JustSomeGuy
98​
-2​
10​
Triley36
88​
-2​
11​
DJSprtsch
75.21​
0​
12​
AmisVelo
74.82​
0​
13​
Leadbelly
61.32​
2​
14​
SemirS
61​
-1​
15​
Comodoro
60.21​
-1​
16​
Bminchow
57​
1​
17​
Otoxiep87
53​
-1​
18​
Del1962
28.21​
3​
19​
Armchair
6​
-1​
20​
Search
5​
-1​
21​
Googolplex
4​
-1​
22​
Scrool07
0.21​
0​

Standings
Josedin had only Turgis and Pidcock of the top 20, and nearly everyone has made up ground on him. He still has a considerable lead, but it looks a little less intimidating than it was.
Chris is the big mover, Blues and Madrazo may be the more significant ones.

RankTeamPointsChange in rank
1​
Josedin
1280​
0​
2​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
1110​
3​
3​
MellowVelo
1049​
-1​
4​
AmisVelo
1027​
-1​
5​
Madrazo
1004​
4​
6​
Leadbelly
938​
-2​
7​
Ray10
937​
-1​
8​
RoteLaterne
846​
-1​
9​
Bminchow
843​
3​
10​
ChrisDK
811​
9​
10​
Kazistuta
811​
0​
12​
JustSomeGuy
792​
1​
13​
Triley36
790​
-5​
14​
DJSprtsch
740​
-3​
15​
SemirS
686​
1​
16​
Otoxiep87
685​
-1​
17​
Comodoro
649​
-3​
18​
Del1962
588​
3​
19​
Googolplex
586​
-2​
20​
Armchair
582​
-2​
21​
Search
492​
-1​
22​
Scrool07
415​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
977​


Battle of the forums
CN 763
VR 880

Back up to Belgium for the next 4 events, the pre-Ronde races, starting with De Panne on Wednesday. Until then, browse the numbers at your leisure.

My first attempt to update on CN ground to a halt, the forum software didn't seem to like the embedded tables.

Then I put it in the wrong thread: oops
 
Race 11: De Panne (Oxyclean if you must)

Even at 2020 prices, top sprinters are a bit pricey for this game.


Those in today's race that were selected by our managers:


Race Pos'nPtsTeams
6​
HOFSTETTER Hugo
62​
2​
7​
BOL Cees
54​
1​
9​
VIVIANI Elia
40​
1​
15​
VERMEERSCH Florian
20​
1​
16​
COLBRELLI Sonny
18​
1​
18​
HALVORSEN Kristoffer
14​
1​
and 10 of the other finishers, who get 5 points each.

Points earned today:
This raceMain scorersGreen points
1​
ChrisDK
67​
Hofstetter and a fiver
80​
2​
Madrazo
62​
Hofstetter
50​
3​
Kazistuta
54​
Bol
35​
4​
DJSprtsch
45​
Viviani
25​
5​
RoteLaterne
24​
Halvorsen and 2 fivers
15​
6​
Scrool07
20​
Vermeersch
10​
7​
Del1962
18​
Colbrelli
5​
8=​
Josedin
10​
1.5​
8=​
JustSomeGuy
10​
1.5​
8=​
MellowVelo
10​
1.5​
8=​
Search
10​
1.5​
12=​
Most other teams
5​
20=​
AmisVelo/BitB/Triley
0​
CollectiveWisdom
2​

Green standings:
Green pointschange in rank
1​
Josedin
294.03​
0​
2​
ChrisDK
214.03​
2​
3​
Ray10
211.1​
-1​
4​
Madrazo
181​
1​
5​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
164.82​
-2​
6​
Kazistuta
148.82​
1​
7​
RoteLaterne
124.21​
1​
8​
MellowVelo
118.32​
-2​
9​
DJSprtsch
100.21​
2​
10​
JustSomeGuy
99.5​
-1​
11​
Triley36
88​
-1​
12​
AmisVelo
74.82​
0​
13​
Leadbelly
61.32​
0​
14​
SemirS
61​
0​
15​
Comodoro
60.21​
0​
16​
Bminchow
57​
0​
17​
Otoxiep87
53​
0​
18​
Del1962
33.21​
0​
19​
Scrool07
10.21​
3​
20​
Search
6.5​
0​
21​
Armchair
6​
-2​
22​
Googolplex
4​
-1​

Standings
RankTeamPointsChange in rank
1​
Josedin
1290​
0​
2​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
1110​
0​
3​
Madrazo
1066​
2​
4​
MellowVelo
1059​
-1​
5​
AmisVelo
1027​
-1​
6​
Leadbelly
943​
0​
7​
Ray10
942​
0​
8​
ChrisDK
878​
2​
9​
RoteLaterne
870​
-1​
10​
Kazistuta
865​
0​
11​
Bminchow
848​
-2​
12​
JustSomeGuy
802​
0​
13​
Triley36
790​
0​
14​
DJSprtsch
785​
0​
15​
SemirS
691​
0​
16​
Otoxiep87
690​
0​
17​
Comodoro
654​
0​
18​
Del1962
606​
0​
19​
Googolplex
591​
0​
20​
Armchair
587​
0​
21​
Search
502​
0​
22​
Scrool07
435​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
979​


E3 on Friday should see more of the riders that we have chosen. But will they score decent points?
 
Race 12: E3 Harelbeke

Not quite as many points as Omloop or Milan-San Remo, but pretty high scores today.

Nobody chose Asgreen, but Josedin, top of the table, had runner up Senechal as a unique pick.

Race Pos'nPtsTeams
2​
SENECHAL Florian
132​
1​
3​
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
112​
6​
4​
NAESEN Oliver
96​
12​
5​
STYBAR Zdenek
86​
7​
6​
VAN AVERMAET Greg
76​
13​
12​
TURGIS Anthony
35​
4​
13​
LAMPAERT Yves
30​
1​
14​
STUYVEN Jasper
27​
3​
15​
BENOOT Tiesj
24​
1​
16​
VERMEERSCH Florian
21​
1​
17​
DE BUYST Jasper
19​
1​
18​
TRENTIN Matteo
18​
5​
24​
VAN DER HOORN Taco
12​
1​
25​
PIDCOCK Thomas
11​
8​
26​
BALLERINI Davide
10​
2​
27​
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
9​
4​
29​
DEGENKOLB John
7​
2​
30​
VANMARCKE Sep
6​
19​

And 11 of the remaining finishers, who each get 5 points, were chosen.

This raceMain scorersGreen points
1​
RoteLaterne
386​
VdPoel/Naesen/Stybar/VanAvermaet
80​
2​
Madrazo
315​
Naesen/Stybar/VanAvermaet/Stuyven
50​
3​
AmisVelo
313​
VdPoel/Naesen/VanAvermaet/Trentin
35​
4​
SemirS
292​
Naesen/Stybar/VanAvermaet/Trentin
25​
5​
Search
278​
Naesen/Stybar/VanAvermaet
15​
6​
Armchair
269​
10​
7​
MellowVelo
254​
5​
8​
Ray10
225​
3​
9​
JustSomeGuy
209​
2​
10​
Scrool07
206​
1​
11​
Josedin
204​
12​
Del1962
188​
13​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
167​
14​
Otoxiep87
147​
15​
Triley36
137​
16​
DJSprtsch
136​
17​
Kazistuta
134​
18​
Bminchow
125​
19​
Googolplex
108​
20​
Leadbelly
103​
21​
ChrisDK
92​
22​
Comodoro
82​
CollectiveWisdom
316​

Leading Green point totals
Green pointschange in rank
1​
Josedin
294.03​
0​
2​
Madrazo
231​
2​
3​
Ray10
214.1​
0​
4​
ChrisDK
214.03​
-2​
5​
RoteLaterne
204.21​
2​
6​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
164.82​
-1​
7​
Kazistuta
148.82​
-1​
8​
MellowVelo
123.32​
0​
9​
AmisVelo
109.82​
3​
10​
JustSomeGuy
101.5​
0​


Standings
RankTeamPointsChange in rank
1​
Josedin
1494​
0​
2​
Madrazo
1381​
1​
3​
AmisVelo
1340​
2​
4​
MellowVelo
1313​
0​
5​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
1277​
-3​
6​
RoteLaterne
1256​
3​
7​
Ray10
1167​
0​
8​
Leadbelly
1046​
-2​
9​
JustSomeGuy
1011​
3​
10​
Kazistuta
999​
0​
11​
SemirS
983​
4​
12​
Bminchow
973​
-1​
13​
ChrisDK
970​
-5​
14​
Triley36
927​
-1​
15​
DJSprtsch
921​
-1​
16​
Armchair
856​
4​
17​
Otoxiep87
837​
-1​
18​
Del1962
794​
0​
19​
Search
780​
2​
20​
Comodoro
736​
-3​
21​
Googolplex
699​
-2​
22​
Scrool07
641​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
1294​

The 11 day tour of Flanders continues into Wevelgem on Sunday.
 
Race 13: Gent-Wevelgem

Wout van Aert, although he has taken more points in the races that make up this game than anyone else, was presumably deemed too expensive by all the managers. But plenty of managers had interest in that breakaway.

Race Pos'nPtsTeams
3​
TRENTIN Matteo
112​
5​
4​
COLBRELLI Sonny
96​
1​
5​
MATTHEWS Michael
86​
1​
9​
TURGIS Anthony
52​
4​
12​
VAN AVERMAET Greg
35​
13​
14​
LAMPAERT Yves
27​
1​
16​
NAESEN Oliver
21​
12​
18​
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
18​
4​
25​
STYBAR Zdenek
11​
7​
27​
DEGENKOLB John
9​
2​

and 11 of the other finishers, for 5 points, were also selected.

This raceMain scorersGreen points
1​
SemirS
184​
Trentin/van Avermaet/Naesen/Stybar
80​
2​
AmisVelo
173​
Trentin/van Avermaet/Naesen
50​
3​
Bminchow
165​
Trentin/van Avermaet/Garcia
35​
4​
Kazistuta
156​
Trentin/Naesen/Garcia
25​
5​
Del1962
152​
Colbrelli/van Avermaet/Naesen
15​
6​
Triley36
147​
Trentin/Naesen/Degenkolb
10​
7​
Leadbelly
121​
Matthews/van Avermaet
5​
8​
Madrazo
105​
3​
9​
DJSprtsch
97​
2​
10​
ChrisDK
94​
1​
11​
Search
90​
12​
MellowVelo
78​
13​
Armchair
77​
14​
RoteLaterne
72​
15​
Scrool07
65​
16​
Josedin
57​
17​
Comodoro
45​
18​
JustSomeGuy
40​
19​
Otoxiep87
31​
20​
Ray10
21​
20​
Googolplex
21​
22​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
0​
CollectiveWisdom
74​

Leading green points
Green pointschange in rank
1​
Josedin
294.03​
0​
2​
Madrazo
234​
0​
3​
ChrisDK
215.03​
1​
4​
Ray10
214.1​
-1​
5​
RoteLaterne
204.21​
0​
6​
Kazistuta
173.82​
1​
7​
SemirS
166​
6​
8​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
164.82​
-2​
9​
AmisVelo
159.82​
0​
10​
MellowVelo
123.32​
-2​


Standings
Josedin has been in the lead since the opening weekend, and four races ago he had a margin of 336: now it is down to 38.
1​
Josedin
1551​
0​
2​
AmisVelo
1513​
1​
3​
Madrazo
1486​
-1​
4​
MellowVelo
1391​
0​
5​
RoteLaterne
1328​
1​
6​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
1277​
-1​
7​
Ray10
1188​
0​
8​
SemirS
1167​
3​
8​
Leadbelly
1167​
0​
10​
Kazistuta
1155​
0​
11​
Bminchow
1138​
1​
12​
Triley36
1074​
2​
13​
ChrisDK
1064​
0​
14​
JustSomeGuy
1051​
-5​
15​
DJSprtsch
1018​
0​
16​
Del1962
946​
2​
17​
Armchair
933​
-1​
18​
Search
870​
1​
19​
Otoxiep87
868​
-2​
20​
Comodoro
781​
0​
21​
Googolplex
720​
0​
22​
Scrool07
706​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
1368​
 
Race 14: Dwars door Vlaanderen
The forum software has suddenly stopped allowing me to copy and paste slabs of Excel as a table.

Race Pos'n , , Pts , Teams
2 , LAPORTE Christophe , 108 , 8
3 , MERLIER Tim , 92 , 1
4 , LAMPAERT Yves , 78 , 1
7 , VAN AVERMAET Greg , 54 , 13
8 , TURGIS Anthony , 46 , 4
9 , SENECHAL Florian , 40 , 1
10 , STUYVEN Jasper , 36 , 3
14 , COQUARD Bryan , 22 , 1
17 , LIVYNS Arjen , 16 , 3
19 , NAESEN Oliver , 12 , 12
20 , TRENTIN Matteo , 11 , 5
22 , ALAPHILIPPE Julian , 9 , 4
23 , BENOOT Tiesj , 8 , 1
and no less than 19 other finishers, each scoring 5 points

, , This race , Main scorers , Green points
1 , ChrisDK , 272 ,Merlier/Lampaert/Turgis/Stuyven , 80
2 , DJSprtsch , 235 ,Laporte/van Avermaet/Turgis/Coquard , 50
3 , Madrazo , 230 ,Laporte/van Avermaet/Stuyven , 35
4 , Armchair , 198 , , 25
5 , Search , 189 , , 15
6 , Otoxiep87 , 173 , , 10
7 , Comodoro , 172 , , 5
8 , Googolplex , 132 , , 3
9 , Ray10 , 123 , , 2
10 , Josedin , 112 , , 1
11 , AmisVelo , 97 , ,
11 , SemirS , 97 , ,
13 , Leadbelly , 89 , ,
14 , RoteLaterne , 86 , ,
15 , Bminchow , 85 , ,
16 , JustSomeGuy , 84 , ,
17 , Del1962 , 81 , ,
18 , MellowVelo , 73 , ,
19 , Scrool07 , 71 , ,
20 , Blues_in_the_Bottle , 61 , ,
21 , Kazistuta , 48 , ,
22 , Triley36 , 33 , ,
, CollectiveWisdom , 191 , ,

Green points

A tie!
, , Green points , change in rank
1 , ChrisDK , 295.03 , 2
1 , Josedin , 295.03 , 0
3 , Madrazo , 269 , -1
4 , Ray10 , 216.1 , 0
5 , RoteLaterne , 204.21 , 0
6 , Kazistuta , 173.82 , 0
7 , SemirS , 166 , 0
8 , Blues_in_the_Bottle , 164.82 , 0
9 , AmisVelo , 159.82 , 0
10 , DJSprtsch , 152.21 , 1

Standings

Change at the top, for the first time in ten races.

Rank , Team , Points , Change in rank
1 , Madrazo , 1716 , 2
2 , Josedin , 1663 , -1
3 , AmisVelo , 1610 , -1
4 , MellowVelo , 1464 , 0
5 , RoteLaterne , 1414 , 0
6 , Blues_in_the_Bottle , 1338 , 0
7 , ChrisDK , 1336 , 6
8 , Ray10 , 1311 , -1
9 , SemirS , 1264 , -1
10 , Leadbelly , 1256 , -2
11 , DJSprtsch , 1253 , 4
12 , Bminchow , 1223 , -1
13 , Kazistuta , 1203 , -3
14 , JustSomeGuy , 1135 , 0
15 , Armchair , 1131 , 2
16 , Triley36 , 1107 , -4
17 , Search , 1059 , 1
18 , Otoxiep87 , 1041 , 1
19 , Del1962 , 1027 , -3
20 , Comodoro , 953 , 0
21 , Googolplex , 852 , 0
22 , Scrool07 , 777 , 0
, CollectiveWisdom , 1559 ,

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Next up is the big one on Saturday. Well, Big Mig anyway, the GP Indurain. But I think I can only find three riders who have been selected for the game on the startlist for that one. Sunday though...


Sorry if this has been hard to read: if there is an admin or a tecchie type who can address the issue, it would be much appreciated. I'll raise the issue on the 'About the Forum' board, but I suspect that is a largely abandoned zone.

You might find the tables easier to read in their incarnation over at Velorooms.
 
Race 15: GP Indurain
I was right, there were only three riders selected for the game in the race, but they all finished in the top ten.

Lutsenko's second place earns 78 points, and 65 green points, for Del1962 and DJSprtsch; Neilands came 6th, getting 46 (35 green) for ChrisDK, and De Plus finished 10th, scoring 24 for Triley36 (25 green points). Everyone else gets 2 green points, because that's the way it works.

In the green classification ChrisDK breaks the tie with Josedin, and moves into a 33 point lead, DJS and Del each move up 5 places, to 5th and 13th respectively, and Triley moves up one spot.

In the main overall, Chris moves up one spot to 6th, DJS up 3 to 8th, Triley up one spot and Del up two.

Tomorrow's update should take longer, and make the tables worthwhile. For the 4 people who might be bothered to see today's data, the tables are in the usual place.

And according to the principle that I put in the opening post, with 15 races having been staged, I will not be re-opening the game for any events postponed to the autumn, which means that the game finishes in Liege.
 
Race 16: Ronde van Vlaanderen

For the 6th race in a row, nobody picked the winner, but even so, the scores in this race were massive.
Race Pos'nPtsTeams
2​
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
170​
6​
3​
VAN AVERMAET Greg
145​
13​
4​
STUYVEN Jasper
125​
3​
5​
VANMARCKE Sep
112​
19​
8​
TURGIS Anthony
80​
4​
9​
SENECHAL Florian
70​
1​
11​
LAPORTE Christophe
54​
8​
12​
BENOOT Tiesj
46​
1​
15​
SAGAN Peter
34​
4​
17​
LAMPAERT Yves
30​
1​
21​
MATTHEWS Michael
22​
1​
22​
POLITT Nils
20​
19​
23​
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
18​
4​
24​
HOFSTETTER Hugo
16​
2​
25​
WELLENS Tim
14​
6​
28​
BETTIOL Alberto
8​
2​
30​
DEGENKOLB John
6​
2​
and twenty 5 point finishers.

This raceMain scorersGreen points
1​
Madrazo
500​
Van Avermaet/Stuyven/Vanmarcke/Laporte
80​
2​
AmisVelo
462​
Van der Poel/Van Avermaet/Vanmarcke
42.5​
2​
RoteLaterne
462​
Van der Poel/Van Avermaet/Vanmarcke
42.5​
4​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
447​
Van der Poel/Stuyven/Vanmarcke
25​
5​
DJSprtsch
411​
Van Avermaet/Vanmarcke/Turgis/Laporte
15​
6​
MellowVelo
406​
Van der Poel/Vanmarcke/Turgis
10​
7​
Search
373​
5​
8​
Ray10
371​
3​
9​
JustSomeGuy
364​
2​
10​
Bminchow
358​
1​
11​
Armchair
346​
12​
Comodoro
331​
13​
SemirS
319​
13​
Leadbelly
319​
15​
Scrool07
316​
16​
Josedin
297​
17​
Otoxiep87
262​
18​
ChrisDK
256​
19​
Kazistuta
209​
20​
Googolplex
201​
21​
Del1962
199​
22​
Triley36
161​
CollectiveWisdom
406​

Obviously the 2020 suppression of points in the cost of riders helped, but I am fairly sure we have not had race scores anything like that high in the Classics game before.

Green points
If it is not inappropriate to apply stage race analogies to a Classics game, Madrazo was already in yellow, and won the stage, thereby taking the green jersey too. Though I guess ChrisDK will have to wear green while watching Scheldeprijs on Wednesday.
Green pointschange in rank
1​
Madrazo
351​
2​
2​
ChrisDK
330.03​
-1​
3​
Josedin
297.03​
-1​
4​
RoteLaterne
248.71​
2​
5​
DJSprtsch
232.21​
0​
6​
Ray10
221.1​
-2​
7​
AmisVelo
204.32​
3​
8​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
191.82​
1​
9​
Kazistuta
175.82​
-2​
10​
SemirS
168​
-2​
11​
MellowVelo
135.32​
0​
12​
Triley36
123​
0​
13​
Del1962
113.21​
0​
14​
JustSomeGuy
105.5​
0​
15​
Bminchow
95​
0​
16​
Leadbelly
68.32​
0​
17​
Comodoro
67.21​
0​
18​
Otoxiep87
65​
0​
19​
Search
43.5​
1​
20​
Armchair
43​
-1​
21​
Scrool07
13.21​
0​
22​
Googolplex
9​
0​

Standings
The top 6 teams in the Ronde were all already in the top eight here, so the big scores did not shake up the table as much as they might have. Amis Velo moving to second is the most significant change, but 500 points today gives Madrazo a healthy margin at the pivotal point of the game.

1​
Madrazo
2216​
0​
2​
AmisVelo
2072​
1​
3​
Josedin
1960​
-1​
4​
RoteLaterne
1876​
1​
5​
MellowVelo
1870​
-1​
6​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
1785​
1​
7​
DJSprtsch
1742​
1​
8​
Ray10
1682​
1​
9​
ChrisDK
1638​
-3​
10​
SemirS
1583​
0​
11​
Bminchow
1581​
1​
12​
Leadbelly
1575​
-1​
13​
JustSomeGuy
1499​
1​
14​
Armchair
1477​
1​
15​
Search
1432​
3​
16​
Kazistuta
1412​
-3​
17​
Del1962
1304​
0​
18​
Otoxiep87
1303​
1​
19​
Triley36
1292​
-4​
20​
Comodoro
1284​
0​
21​
Scrool07
1093​
1​
22​
Googolplex
1053​
-1​
CollectiveWisdom
1964​
SoLastYear
0​

CN 1502
VR 1692

With the postponement of Paris-Roubaix beyond the time frame of this game, we have now reached the end of scoring for those picks who specialise in the bumpy roads, and (after the sprinters' roller derby in Scheldeprijs and the strange in-between that is the Brabantse Pijl) it will be down to what spaces we left in our teams for the hill climbers.

It looks like it is for Philippe Gilbert to defend Madrazo's lead in the Ardennes against whatever Jungels and Vansevenant might manage for Amis Velo and Josedin, but as ever, something unexpected might happen, and it could all be a matter of who will have most guys trailing in with the grupetto for five points.

Wednesday brings us back here for Scheldeprijs, but the main scorers there tend to be expensive sprinters who are not widely picked in the game. But with Merlier (ChrisDK) and Bol (Kazistuta) we might get something other than scraps.

See you then.
 
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Race 17: Scheldeprijs

Not just the group ride to the bunch gallop this time.

Race pos'nPtsTeams
9SARREAU Marc
28​
2​
14POLITT Nils
14​
19​
18HAVIK Piotr
8​
1​
20BOL Cees
6​
1​
26DEWULF Stan
5​
1​


As I suspected, not much more than scraps, but at least a popular pick means there are scraps for plenty of us.

This raceMain scorersGreen points
1=​
Armchair
42​
Sarreau and Politt
65​
1=​
Search
42​
Sarreau and Politt
65​
3​
Comodoro
22​
Politt and Havik
35​
4​
Kazistuta
20​
Politt and Bol
25​
5​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
19​
Politt and Dewulf
15​
6=​
Most of the rest
14​
Politt
1.5 each​
20​
ChrisDK, Del1962
, Scrool07
0​
CollectiveWisdom
14​

Green points
Green pointschange in rank
1​
Madrazo
352.5​
0​
2​
ChrisDK
330.03​
0​
3​
Josedin
298.53​
0​
4​
RoteLaterne
250.21​
0​
5​
DJSprtsch
233.71​
0​
6​
Ray10
222.6​
0​
7​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
206.82​
1​
8​
AmisVelo
205.82​
-1​
9​
Kazistuta
200.82​
0​
10​
SemirS
169.5​
0​

Standings
Of the top ten, only Blues in the Bottle had anyone other than Politt, and only ChrisDK lacks him.
RankTeamPointsChange in rank
1​
Madrazo
2230​
0​
2​
AmisVelo
2086​
0​
3​
Josedin
1974​
0​
4​
RoteLaterne
1890​
0​
5​
MellowVelo
1884​
0​
6​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
1804​
0​
7​
DJSprtsch
1756​
0​
8​
Ray10
1696​
0​
9​
ChrisDK
1638​
0​
10​
SemirS
1597​
0​
11​
Bminchow
1595​
0​
12​
Leadbelly
1589​
0​
13​
Armchair
1519​
1​
14​
JustSomeGuy
1513​
-1​
15​
Search
1474​
0​
16​
Kazistuta
1432​
0​
17​
Otoxiep87
1317​
1​
18​
Comodoro
1306​
2​
18​
Triley36
1306​
1​
20​
Del1962
1304​
-3​
21​
Scrool07
1093​
0​
22​
Googolplex
1067​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
1978​

4 events left, but an unscheduled weekend off: Brabantse Pijl next Wednesday is our next appointment.
 
Race 18 Brabantse Pijl

For the first time since Milan-San Remo, the race winner appears in some of our teams.


Race Pos'nPtsTeams
1​
PIDCOCK Thomas
130​
8​
3​
TRENTIN Matteo
66​
5​
7​
TEUNS Dylan
40​
2​
12​
VAN AVERMAET Greg
18​
13​
14​
MADOUAS Valentin
14​
1​
18​
LAPORTE Christophe
8​
8​


This raceMain scorersGreen points
1​
Bminchow
214​
Pidcock/Trentin/Van Avermaet
80​
2​
Leadbelly
148​
Pidcock/Van Avermaet
36.66​
2​
JustSomeGuy
148​
"
36.66​
2​
Del1962
148​
"
36.66​
5​
Ray10
138​
Pidcock/Laporte
10​
5​
Otoxiep87
138​
"
10​
5​
Googolplex
138​
"
10​
8​
Josedin
130​
Pidcock
3​
9​
Kazistuta
120​
Trentin/Teuns/Madouas
2​
10​
AmisVelo
84​
0.5​
10​
SemirS
84​
0.5​
12​
Triley36
66​
13​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
40​
14​
Madrazo
26​
14​
DJSprtsch
26​
14​
Armchair
26​
14​
Search
26​
14​
Comodoro
26​
19​
RoteLaterne
18​
19​
Scrool07
18​
21​
MellowVelo
0​
21​
ChrisDK
0​
CollectiveWisdom
156​

Green points
Any manager could score, in theory, another 240 points, if they topscore in the three remaining events, which would mean that anyone down to Triley in 15th could still win.


Green pointschange in rank
1​
Madrazo
352.5​
0​
2​
ChrisDK
330.03​
0​
3​
Josedin
301.53​
0​
4​
RoteLaterne
250.21​
0​
5​
DJSprtsch
233.71​
0​
6​
Ray10
232.6​
0​
7​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
206.82​
0​
8​
AmisVelo
206.32​
0​
9​
Kazistuta
202.82​
0​
10​
Bminchow
176.5​
8​

Standings

The leader failed to score, and the team in 3rd outscored that in second: it is bunching up at the top.

RankTeamPointsChange in rank
1​
Madrazo
2256​
0​
2​
AmisVelo
2170​
0​
3​
Josedin
2104​
0​
4​
RoteLaterne
1908​
0​
5​
MellowVelo
1884​
0​
6​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
1844​
0​
7​
Ray10
1834​
1​
8​
Bminchow
1809​
3​
9​
DJSprtsch
1782​
-2​
10​
Leadbelly
1737​
2​
11​
SemirS
1681​
-1​
12​
JustSomeGuy
1661​
2​
13​
ChrisDK
1638​
-4​
14​
Kazistuta
1552​
2​
15​
Armchair
1545​
-2​
16​
Search
1500​
-1​
17​
Otoxiep87
1455​
0​
18​
Del1962
1452​
2​
19​
Triley36
1372​
-1​
20​
Comodoro
1332​
-2​
21​
Googolplex
1205​
1​
22​
Scrool07
1111​
-1​
CollectiveWisdom
2134​

CN: 1602
VR: 1784

The leader seems to be running out of steam, and two are chasing him down relentlessly. As we head into the final hills, it seems that these three will comprise the podium, but in what order? Or will someone emerge, like Cosnefroy, to try to chase them down? And if so, will it turn out not to be Cosnefroy-esque, but more like AGR 2019? The race situation in Brabantse Pijl and our game seem to be echoes of each other. I had overlooked Pidcock in my summary of who might hold the key in my post-Ronde roundup: neither I nor Wout Van Aert should have underestimated him.

Spreadsheet
 
Sorry it's been delayed: RL interfering

Race 19 Amstel Gold Race

I thought for a while we might have to share the points from 1st and 2nd...

Race Pos'nPtsTeams
2​
PIDCOCK Thomas
132​
8​
4​
MATTHEWS Michael
96​
1​
6​
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
76​
4​
9​
MOHORIC Matej
52​
1​
12​
TRENTIN Matteo
35​
5​
13​
VALGREN HUNDAHL (ANDERSEN) Michael
30​
2​
15​
BENOOT Tiesj
24​
1​
20​
HERMANS Quinten
16​
2​
26​
VAN AVERMAET Greg
10​
13​
27​
MADOUAS Valentin
9​
1​
29​
WELLENS Tim
7​
6​
and 15 5-pointers.

This raceMain scorersGreen points
1​
Leadbelly
319​
Pidcock/Matthews/Alaphilippe
80​
2​
Otoxiep87
237​
Pidcock/Alaphilippe /Benoot
50​
3​
Googolplex
213​
Pidcock/Alaphilippe
35​
4​
Bminchow
189​
Pidcock/Trentin/Van Avermaet
25​
5​
JustSomeGuy
170​
Pidcock/Trentin/Van Avermaet
15​
6​
Del1962
157​
Pidcock/Van Avermaet
10​
7​
Josedin
142​
5​
8​
Ray10
132​
3​
9​
Triley36
87​
2​
10​
Armchair
86​
1​
11​
SemirS
57​
12​
Kazistuta
54​
13​
AmisVelo
50​
13​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
50​
15​
ChrisDK
45​
16​
MellowVelo
33​
17​
Search
27​
18​
Scrool07
22​
19​
Comodoro
20​
20​
Madrazo
15​
20​
RoteLaterne
15​
20​
DJSprtsch
15​
CollectiveWisdom
151​

Green standings

Green pointschange in rank
1​
Madrazo
352.5​
0​
2​
ChrisDK
330.03​
0​
3​
Josedin
306.53​
0​
4​
RoteLaterne
250.21​
0​
5​
Ray10
235.6​
1​
6​
DJSprtsch
233.71​
-1​
7​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
206.82​
0​
8​
AmisVelo
206.32​
0​
9​
Kazistuta
202.82​
0​
10​
Bminchow
201.5​
0​
11​
Leadbelly
186.48​
7​
12​
SemirS
170​
-1​
13​
Del1962
159.87​
-1​
14​
JustSomeGuy
158.66​
-1​
15​
MellowVelo
136.82​
-1​
16​
Otoxiep87
126.5​
4​
16​
Triley36
126.5​
-1​
18​
Armchair
109​
-1​
19​
Search
108.5​
-3​
20​
Comodoro
102.21​
-1​
21​
Googolplex
55.5​
0​
22​
Scrool07
13.21​
0​

Standings
And the top three become even more closely bunched, with a change to their order, while Leadbelly makes that late charge towards the podium that I wondered about in the last update.

Two races left, it will all be done this weekend, but still much to be finalised. The Mur de Huy will set things up tomorrow...
RankTeamPointsChange in rank
1​
Madrazo
2271​
0​
2​
Josedin
2246​
1​
3​
AmisVelo
2220​
-1​
4​
Leadbelly
2056​
6​
5​
Bminchow
1998​
3​
6​
Ray10
1966​
1​
7​
RoteLaterne
1923​
-3​
8​
MellowVelo
1917​
-3​
9​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
1894​
-3​
10​
JustSomeGuy
1831​
2​
11​
DJSprtsch
1797​
-2​
12​
SemirS
1738​
-1​
13​
Otoxiep87
1692​
4​
14​
ChrisDK
1683​
-1​
15​
Armchair
1631​
0​
16​
Del1962
1609​
2​
17​
Kazistuta
1606​
-3​
18​
Search
1527​
-2​
19​
Triley36
1459​
0​
20​
Googolplex
1418​
1​
21​
Comodoro
1352​
-1​
22​
Scrool07
1133​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
2285​
 
Race 20: Flèche Wallonne

The four managers that selected Alaphilippe will have felt that he has not really delivered on the amount spent on him. Until today.

Race Pos'nPtsTeams
1​
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
220​
4​
4​
WOODS Michael
96​
3​
6​
PIDCOCK Thomas
76​
8​
14​
HERMANS Quinten
27​
2​
21​
MATTHEWS Michael
15​
1​
22​
POELS Wout
14​
1​
24​
BRENNER Marco
12​
1​
27​
VANSEVENANT Mauri
9​
7​

and 12 of the five pointers were also picked.

This raceMain scorersGreen points
1​
Googolplex
392​
Alaphilippe/Woods/Pidcock
80​
2​
Leadbelly
330​
Alaphilippe/Pidcock/Matthews/Vansevenant
50​
3​
Otoxiep87
296​
Alaphilippe/Pidcock
35​
4​
Armchair
220​
Alaphilippe
25​
5​
Comodoro
115​
Woods/Poels
15​
6​
JustSomeGuy
108​
Pidcock/Hermans
10​
7​
Search
106​
Woods
5​
8​
Bminchow
93​
3​
9​
Josedin
90​
2​
10​
Ray10
81​
0.5​
10​
Del1962
81​
0.5​
12​
MellowVelo
46​
13​
ChrisDK
24​
14​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
19​
14​
Kazistuta
19​
16​
Triley36
15​
17​
AmisVelo
14​
18​
SemirS
10​
19​
Madrazo
5​
19​
RoteLaterne
5​
19​
DJSprtsch
5​
19​
Scrool07
5​
CollectiveWisdom
92​

Green points
Only the top three could win now...
Green pointschange in rank
1​
Madrazo
352.5​
0​
2​
ChrisDK
330.03​
0​
3​
Josedin
308.53​
0​
4​
RoteLaterne
250.21​
0​
5​
Leadbelly
236.48​
6​
6​
Ray10
236.1​
-1​
7​
DJSprtsch
233.71​
-1​
8​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
206.82​
-1​
9​
AmisVelo
206.32​
-1​
10​
Bminchow
204.5​
0​

Standings
Not only chasing down the three who had been out front, but going straight past them without even sitting in their wheels:

1​
Leadbelly
2386​
3​
2​
Josedin
2336​
0​
3​
Madrazo
2276​
-2​
4​
AmisVelo
2234​
-1​
5​
Bminchow
2091​
0​
6​
Ray10
2047​
0​
7​
Otoxiep87
1988​
6​
8​
MellowVelo
1963​
0​
9​
JustSomeGuy
1939​
1​
10​
RoteLaterne
1928​
-3​
11​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
1913​
-2​
12​
Armchair
1851​
3​
13​
Googolplex
1810​
7​
14​
DJSprtsch
1802​
-3​
15​
SemirS
1748​
-3​
16​
ChrisDK
1707​
-2​
17​
Del1962
1690​
-1​
18​
Search
1633​
0​
19​
Kazistuta
1625​
-2​
20​
Triley36
1474​
-1​
21​
Comodoro
1467​
0​
22​
Scrool07
1138​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
2377​

Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday is the 21st and final race of the series, and that neatly parallels the 21 stages of a GT for our game. From the startlists, I don't think it is more likely to change the leadership than the final stage of most GTs, but this is cycling, and one can never be sure.
 
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Rookie mistake. Wait, i think I won this last fall. So maybe I was too cocky.
And my original team which I submitted, which I changed at the last minute when Lutsenko looked like crap, would have been even worse.
HIRSCHI Marc
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
VAN AVERMAET Greg
LUTSENKO Alexey
JUNGELS Bob
THEUNS Edward
VINGEGAARD RASMUSSEN Jonas
POLITT Nils
VANMARCKE Sep
PIDCOCK Thomas
VANSEVENANT Mauri
DE PLUS Laurens
 
Race 21 and final: Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Race Pos'nPtsTeams
2​
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
170​
4​
5​
WOODS Michael
112​
3​
7​
BENOOT Tiesj
90​
1​
10​
MOHORIC Matej
62​
1​
19​
MATTHEWS Michael
26​
1​
24​
WELLENS Tim
16​
6​
25​
NEILANDS Krists
14​
1​

and 13 five pointers.

This raceMain scorersGreen points
1​
Googolplex
282​
Alaphilippe and Woods
80​
2​
Otoxiep87
260​
Alaphilippe and Benoot
50​
3​
Leadbelly
216​
Alaphilippe and Matthews
35​
4​
Armchair
175​
Alaphilippe
25​
5​
Search
133​
Woods and Wellens
15​
6​
Comodoro
127​
Woods
10​
7​
Triley36
72​
Mohoric
5​
8​
MellowVelo
31​
3​
9​
ChrisDK
29​
2​
10​
JustSomeGuy
26​
0.33​
10​
SemirS
26​
0.33​
10​
Scrool07
26​
0.33​
13​
Bminchow
21​
14​
AmisVelo
15​
14​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
15​
14​
Del1962
15​
14​
Kazistuta
15​
18​
Madrazo
10​
18​
RoteLaterne
10​
18​
DJSprtsch
10​
21​
Josedin
5​
21​
Ray10
5​
CollectiveWisdom
20​


Final Green Points standings

Maybe some consolation for Madrazo, who lead the main scoring until the end of the cobbles, but virtually disappeared from scoring in the Ardennes(ish) 4 race coda to the spring.

Green pointschange in rank
1​
Madrazo
352.5​
0​
2​
ChrisDK
332.03​
0​
3​
Josedin
308.53​
0​
4​
Leadbelly
271.48​
1​
5​
RoteLaterne
250.21​
-1​
6​
Ray10
236.1​
0​
7​
DJSprtsch
233.71​
0​
8​
Googolplex
215.5​
9​
9​
Otoxiep87
211.5​
5​
10​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
206.82​
-2​
11​
AmisVelo
206.32​
-2​
12​
Bminchow
204.5​
-2​
13​
Kazistuta
202.82​
-2​
14​
SemirS
170.33​
-2​
15​
JustSomeGuy
168.99​
-2​
16​
Del1962
160.37​
-1​
17​
Armchair
159​
1​
18​
MellowVelo
139.82​
-2​
19​
Triley36
131.5​
0​
20​
Search
128.5​
1​
21​
Comodoro
127.21​
-1​
22​
Scrool07
13.54​
0​

The final standings

This game is all about getting a balance between the variety of races that make up the series: after Scheldeprijs, Madrazo was top and Googolplex was last. In the 4 races since then, Madrazo scored 56 points and Googolplex 1025. Leadbelly scored a dozen points fewer, but had been mid-table before that final few hillier races. All four Alaphilippe teams, including the aforementioned lanterne rouge team, make the final top ten. And Leadbelly's margin over Josedin means that there's no argument about the notorious Huy photo changing the result.

RankTeamPointsChange in rank
1​
Leadbelly
2602​
0​
2​
Josedin
2341​
0​
3​
Madrazo
2286​
0​
4​
AmisVelo
2249​
0​
5​
Otoxiep87
2248​
2​
6​
Bminchow
2112​
-1​
7​
Googolplex
2092​
6​
8​
Ray10
2052​
-2​
9​
Armchair
2026​
3​
10​
MellowVelo
1994​
-2​
11​
JustSomeGuy
1965​
-2​
12​
RoteLaterne
1938​
-2​
13​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
1928​
-2​
14​
DJSprtsch
1812​
0​
15​
SemirS
1774​
0​
16​
Search
1766​
2​
17​
ChrisDK
1736​
-1​
18​
Del1962
1705​
-1​
19​
Kazistuta
1640​
0​
20​
Comodoro
1594​
1​
21​
Triley36
1546​
-1​
22​
Scrool07
1164​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
2397​

Averages from each forum:
Cycling News 1809
VeloRooms 2093

I should get time to do some analysis tomorrow, but until then, the reasons for your success or lack of it are revealed here.
 
The riders

572 different riders scored points in these races: unfortunately, that only includes 80 of the 91 riders that we picked. These are the highest scoring of them:
PointsCostTeams
VAN AERT Wout
881​
1702​
0​
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
625​
1247​
4​
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
597​
1264​
6​
PIDCOCK Thomas
534​
57​
8​
ASGREEN Kasper
521​
543​
0​
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
492​
689​
0​
STUYVEN Jasper
478​
502​
3​
VAN AVERMAET Greg
436​
503​
13​
TRENTIN Matteo
397​
370​
5​
MOLLEMA Bauke
387​
310​
0​
VAN BAARLE Dylan
376​
344​
0​
TURGIS Anthony
373​
306​
4​
SENECHAL Florian
372​
721​
1​
GAUDU David
352​
484​
0​
MATTHEWS Michael
345​
639​
1​
POGACAR Tadej
334​
2044​
0​
NIZZOLO Giacomo
292​
737​
0​
BENNETT Sam
268​
901​
0​
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
266​
956​
0​
COLBRELLI Sonny
260​
347​
1​
PHILIPSEN Jasper
253​
645​
0​
ARANBURU DEBA Alexander
253​
298​
0​
MERLIER Tim
227​
483​
1​
VERMEERSCH Gianni
226​
348​
0​
LAPORTE Christophe
219​
136​
8​
VANMARCKE Sep
216​
70​
19​
VANSEVENANT Mauri
215​
15​
7​
PEDERSEN Mads
213​
736​
4​
WOODS Michael
213​
666​
3​
BENOOT Tiesj
202​
582​
1​
BALLERINI Davide
200​
353​
2​

Being a good pick is not just about scoring high, but can be about good return on investments. These guys scored at least 20 points, and at least 150% of cost.
PointsCost%ageTeams
HERMANS Quinten
48​
0​
infinite​
2​
GRIGNARD Sébastien
25​
0​
infinite​
0​
NORSGAARD JØRGENSEN Mathias
20​
0​
infinite​
1​
COLMAN Alex
20​
0​
infinite​
0​
VANSEVENANT Mauri
215​
15​
1433.3​
7​
PIDCOCK Thomas
534​
57​
936.8​
8​
GESBERT Elie
52​
6​
866.7​
0​
PERRY Benjamin
25​
4​
625.0​
0​
DE PLUS Laurens
24​
5​
480.0​
1​
CAVENDISH Mark
71​
15​
473.3​
0​
VAN POPPEL Boy
47​
10​
470.0​
0​
KREDER Wesley
22​
5​
440.0​
0​
SIEBERG Marcel
20​
5​
400.0​
0​
APERS Ruben
20​
5​
400.0​
0​
RUSSO Clément
99​
25​
396.0​
0​
VANMARCKE Sep
216​
70​
308.6​
19​
ROBEET Ludovic
140​
50​
280.0​
0​
ZAKHAROV Artyom
25​
9​
277.8​
0​
RODRIGUEZ CANO Carlos
40​
15​
266.7​
0​
GAUDIN Damien
98​
38​
257.9​
0​
BURGHARDT Marcus
70​
33​
212.1​
0​
HOLLMANN Juri
30​
15​
200.0​
0​
BASSO Leonardo
20​
10​
200.0​
0​
VAN DER SANDE Tosh
136​
71​
191.5​
0​
SCHELLING Ide
150​
79​
189.9​
0​
VAN ASBROECK Tom
170​
90​
188.9​
0​
HAUSSLER Heinrich
133​
79​
168.4​
0​
LAPORTE Christophe
219​
136​
161.0​
8​
POLITT Nils
143​
89​
160.7​
19​
RESELL Erik Nordsaeter
34​
22​
154.5​
0​
 
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