2022-2024 Emerging Riders CQ Game

Page 3 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.
Year 1, month 2 31 January to 27th February
The season has crept north, and plenty of our picks have started their campaign.

RiderPts this monthTeamsSource
VAN GILS Maxim
149​
13​
Saudi Tour wins GC and a stage
CHARMIG Anthon
148​
4​
7th in Saudi and 5th with a stage in Oman
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
84​
38​
4th in Drome and Ardeche and Valenciana pts
SHEFFIELD Magnus
56​
15​
Stage win and GC top 20 in Andalucia
PLAPP Lucas
44​
30​
VANDENABEELE Henri
44​
19​
VERMAERKE Kevin
36​
6​
ALBA BOLIVAR Juan Diego
35​
1​
TEJADA CANACUE Harold Alfonso
34​
3​
PRITZEN Marc Oliver
30​
1​


Rank this monthPts this monthMain scorers
1Nathanptz
589​
Van Gils/Charmig/Ayuso/Sheffield/Plapp/Vandenabeele
2Salvarani
507​
Van Gils/Charmig/Ayuso/Vandenabeele
3Bminchow
441​
Van Gils/Ayuso/Sheffield/Plapp/Vandenabeele
4Armchair_Cyclist
392​
Van Gils/Ayuso/Plapp/Vandenabeele/Tejada
5Repre
379​
6Comodoro
377​
7Blues_in_the_Bottle
354​
8RedheadDane
348​
9EvansIsTheBest
341​
10Greenedge
335​
10Rufs
335​
12LukasCPH
325​
13JumboVismaFan
324​
14Scrooll07
323​
15SafeBet
319​
16Madrazo
318​
17Josedin
291​
18JonEzeitza
285​
19Cordi
262​
20Kazistuta
261​
21Berflamand
252​
22Del1962
247​
23LosBrolin
246​
24Riverside
245​
25Ray10
243​
26Otoxiep87
238​
27Laarsland
229​
28DevilsElbow
225​
29Bonimenier
224​
30Skidmark
223​
31AmisVelo
214​
32Vladimir
209​
33Squire
199​
34Nyssinator
181​
35Fivezzz
174​
36Nakazar
173​
36RoteLaterne
173​
38Koronin
166​
39EdkDeus
161​
40Leadbelly
113​
CollectiveWisdom
267​
CollectiveIgnorance
655​
Hindsgaul/Vauquelin/Wirtgen
MainGame2022
255​
Goodin2021
527​

Standings
There were far more points available in February than January, so this is very much weighted towards this month.
RankTeamTotalChange in position
1​
Nathanptz769
13​
2​
Bminchow621
12​
3​
Salvarani594
29​
4​
Greenedge574
-3​
5​
Rufs535
-1​
6​
Armchair_Cyclist524
16​
7​
SafeBet516
-2​
8​
Scrooll07513
2​
9​
JumboVismaFan504
5​
10​
Madrazo498
4​
11​
Repre479
16​
12​
Blues_in_the_Bottle454
15​
13​
Kazistuta451
-3​
14​
LosBrolin443
-9​
15​
Cordi442
-1​
15​
Berflamand442
-5​
17​
LukasCPH425
10​
18​
Laarsland424
-10​
19​
Ray10423
-5​
20​
DevilsElbow422
-15​
21​
Bonimenier414
-11​
22​
Squire407
-20​
23​
Josedin401
1​
24​
Comodoro394
10​
24​
AmisVelo394
-10​
26​
Nakazar380
-23​
27​
Nyssinator376
-19​
28​
Riverside358
-5​
29​
Del1962357
-5​
30​
Fivezzz354
-16​
31​
RedheadDane348
5​
32​
Otoxiep87343
-6​
33​
EvansIsTheBest341
3​
34​
Skidmark303
-1​
35​
JonEzeitza295
0​
36​
RoteLaterne273
-9​
37​
Koronin259
-6​
38​
Vladimir209
-2​
39​
EdkDeus161
-3​
40​
Leadbelly113
-4​
CollectiveWisdom447
CollectiveIgnorance1031
MainGame2022435
Goodin2021532


That's a big lead for so early in the game, but it will only be relevant if Van Gils, Charmig, Ayuso and Plapp remain at the top of this cohort for another three years.
 
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Year 1, Month 3 28 February to 3 April

The season has now started in earnest, and one of our popular picks, at least, looks like he means business with a fistful of results already.

RiderPts this monthTeamsSource
DE LIE Arnaud
317​
24​
Win Monsere & Limburg/3rd Nokere/top ten Koksijde/De Panne/Le Samyn
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
217​
38​
2nd Laigueglia/5th Catalunya
ZINGLE Axel
116​
9​
Route Adelie win/Cholet 7th
VERNON Ethan
110​
22​
Catalunya stage win/Monsere 5th/Nokere 11th
TIBERI Antonio
89​
22​
5th Coppi e Bartali/8th Ind & Art
ASKEY Lewis
84​
20​
2nd Loire Atlantique
TURNER Benjamin
73​
3​
WAERENSKJOLD Søren
66​
14​
O'BRIEN Kelland
59​
2​
FERRON Valentin
54​
3​

5 very popular picks scoring well, so plenty of points around this month:
Rank this monthPts this monthMain scorers
(+ De Lie & Ayuso)
1DevilsElbow
1056​
Zingle/Vernon/Tiberi/Askey/Waerenskjold
2Ray10
1028​
Zingle/Askey/Turner/Waerenskjold/Ferron
3Nakazar
991​
Vernon/Tiberi/Askey/Waerenskjold
4Scrooll07
970​
Zingle/Tiberi/Askey/Waerenskjold
5Fivezzz
967​
Zingle/Vernon/Tiberi/Askey
6Bonimenier
949​
7SafeBet
943​
8Squire
938​
9AmisVelo
934​
10Bminchow
917​
11Skidmark
910​
12Salvarani
909​
13Madrazo
879​
14Cordi
872​
15Greenedge
856​
16LosBrolin
838​
17Rufs
801​
18Laarsland
754​
19Berflamand
741​
20Nyssinator
730​
21JumboVismaFan
726​
22Nathanptz
722​
23Del1962
720​
24Kazistuta
699​
25JonEzeitza
602​
26EdkDeus
581​
27EvansIsTheBest
542​
28Armchair_Cyclist
503​
29Comodoro
484​
30RoteLaterne
482​
31Vladimir
477​
32Repre
471​
33LukasCPH
458​
34Josedin
450​
35Koronin
434​
36Blues_in_the_Bottle
418​
37Riverside
413​
38RedheadDane
354​
39Otoxiep87
328​
40Leadbelly
241​
CollectiveWisdom
959​
CollectiveIgnorance
703​
MainGame2022
904​
Goodin2021
552​

Standings
Most teams scored more in March than they had previously, so the table is still very volatile

RankTeamTotalChange in position
1​
Bminchow1538
1​
2​
Salvarani1503
1​
3​
Nathanptz1491
-2​
4​
Scrooll071483
4​
5​
DevilsElbow1478
15​
6​
SafeBet1459
1​
7​
Ray101451
12​
8​
Greenedge1430
-4​
9​
Madrazo1377
1​
10​
Nakazar1371
16​
11​
Bonimenier1363
10​
12​
Squire1345
10​
13​
Rufs1336
-8​
14​
AmisVelo1328
10​
15​
Fivezzz1321
15​
16​
Cordi1314
-1​
17​
LosBrolin1281
-3​
18​
JumboVismaFan1230
-9​
19​
Skidmark1213
15​
20​
Berflamand1183
-5​
21​
Laarsland1178
-3​
22​
Kazistuta1150
-9​
23​
Nyssinator1106
4​
24​
Del19621077
5​
25​
Armchair_Cyclist1027
-19​
26​
Repre950
-15​
27​
JonEzeitza897
8​
28​
EvansIsTheBest883
5​
28​
LukasCPH883
-11​
30​
Comodoro878
-6​
31​
Blues_in_the_Bottle872
-19​
32​
Josedin851
-9​
33​
Riverside771
-5​
34​
RoteLaterne755
2​
35​
EdkDeus742
4​
36​
RedheadDane702
-5​
37​
Koronin693
0​
38​
Vladimir686
0​
39​
Otoxiep87671
-7​
40​
Leadbelly354
0​
CollectiveWisdom1406
CollectiveIgnorance1436
MainGame20221339
Goodin20211084


Collective Ignorance usually holds a huge lead until well into Year 2: maybe we didn't miss as many as we have in the past.
 
Reactions: SafeBet
I was going to say that I was annoyed at myself for not picking Turner here when I do have him in the main game, then I took a look at the monthly rankings and realised that it would have been about the most big-headed thing I could have posted. Still early doors but very happy with both the scoring and the performance levels of my team so far.
 
I was going to say that I was annoyed at myself for not picking Turner here when I do have him in the main game, then I took a look at the monthly rankings and realised that it would have been about the most big-headed thing I could have posted. Still early doors but very happy with both the scoring and the performance levels of my team so far.
If you had put him in instead of De Lie no-one would have minded.
 
Year 1 Month 4 4th April to 1st May


Pts this monthTeamsMain scoring races
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
162​
38​
4th in GC and stage 3rd in Romandie
SHEFFIELD Magnus
140​
15​
Brabantse Pijl win
GALL Felix
118​
1​
12th Itzulia GC and 6th in Alps
TURNER Benjamin
117​
3​
Brabantse Pijl 4th & Paris-Roubaix 11th
ZINGLE Axel
112​
9​
5th Circuit Sarthe & 3rd Jura
PLAPP Lucas
84​
30​
JOHANNESSEN Anders Halland
72​
11​
DE LIE Arnaud
68​
24​
FERRON Valentin
63​
3​
VAN UDEN Casper
63​
2​
QUINN Sean
52​
8​

Take the inclusion of Ayuso and Sheffield as a given in the top teams whose scorers this month I mention.
Rank this monthPts this monthMain scorers
1Ray10
856​
Turer/Zingle/Plapp/De Lie/Ferron
2Nathanptz
714​
Plapp/Johannessen/De Lie
3Laarsland
683​
Zingle/Plapp/De Lie
4JumboVismaFan
652​
Plapp/Johannessen/De Lie
5Bonimenier
642​
Plapp/Johannessen/De Lie
6EvansIsTheBest
627​
Zingle/Quinn
7Skidmark
615​
8Bminchow
604​
9LosBrolin
599​
10Berflamand
576​
10Repre
576​
12Comodoro
562​
13Greenedge
556​
13Cordi
556​
15Blues_in_the_Bottle
554​
16Squire
549​
17Kazistuta
543​
18Fivezzz
539​
19Josedin
536​
20SafeBet
508​
21DevilsElbow
506​
22Scrooll07
505​
23Madrazo
497​
24RoteLaterne
452​
25AmisVelo
446​
26Riverside
444​
27Nyssinator
440​
28Nakazar
439​
29Armchair_Cyclist
424​
30Salvarani
417​
31LukasCPH
415​
32Rufs
400​
33Otoxiep87
399​
34Del1962
394​
35JonEzeitza
389​
36EdkDeus
371​
37Vladimir
369​
38Koronin
335​
39RedheadDane
296​
40Leadbelly
178​
CollectiveWisdom
586​
CollectiveIgnorance
788​
MainGame2022
573​
Goodin2021
498​


Standings
4th month, 4th leader and still very large jumps in the table.
RankTeamTotalChange in position
1​
Ray102307
6​
2​
Nathanptz2205
1​
3​
Bminchow2142
-2​
4​
Bonimenier2005
7​
5​
Scrooll071988
-1​
6​
Greenedge1986
2​
7​
DevilsElbow1984
-2​
8​
SafeBet1967
-2​
9​
Salvarani1920
-7​
10​
Squire1894
2​
11​
JumboVismaFan1882
7​
12​
LosBrolin1880
5​
13​
Madrazo1874
-4​
14​
Cordi1870
2​
15​
Laarsland1861
6​
16​
Fivezzz1860
-1​
17​
Skidmark1828
2​
18​
Nakazar1810
-8​
19​
AmisVelo1774
-5​
20​
Berflamand1759
0​
21​
Rufs1736
-8​
22​
Kazistuta1693
0​
23​
Nyssinator1546
0​
24​
Repre1526
2​
25​
EvansIsTheBest1510
3​
26​
Del19621471
-2​
27​
Armchair_Cyclist1451
-2​
28​
Comodoro1440
2​
29​
Blues_in_the_Bottle1426
2​
30​
Josedin1387
2​
31​
LukasCPH1298
-3​
32​
JonEzeitza1286
-5​
33​
Riverside1215
0​
34​
RoteLaterne1207
0​
35​
EdkDeus1113
0​
36​
Otoxiep871070
3​
37​
Vladimir1055
1​
38​
Koronin1028
-1​
39​
RedheadDane998
-3​
40​
Leadbelly532
0​
CollectiveWisdom1992
CollectiveIgnorance1943
MainGame20221912
Goodin20211582


A handful of these guys are in the Giro, but there are other races in May.
 
Reactions: Bonimenier
No idea. Either no-one is following the thread (in which case I am about to waste my time) or no-one knows.
I'm guessing there are a few non-De Lie teams (myself included) that have already moved on to next year. I'll still follow but the fact that missing on a single guy completely kills your team is a bit rough (not your fault but I wish Lotto would stop sending him to feast on the lower tier belgian one day races).
 
Year 1, Month 5 2nd to 29th May

I'm about to find out what other racing I have been missing while focussed on the Giro...

DE LIE Arnaud
207 pts​
24 teams​
Marcel Kint win/Tro Bro Leon 4th/Veenendaal 3rd
ANDERSEN Idar
135​
3​
Boucles de l'Aulne win/Mayenne 8th
LEEMREIZE Gijs
127​
14​
2nd and 3rd in stages and 28th on GC in Giro
PLAPP Lucas
117​
30​
Tour of Norway 3rd
ZINGLE Axel
76​
9​
NYS Thibau
73​
12​
SHEFFIELD Magnus
62​
15​
ZAMBANINI Edoardo
56​
2​
UIJTDEBROEKS Cian
50​
25​

This month
1Nakazar
743​
De Lie/Leemreize/Plapp/Nys/Uijtdebroeks
2Bminchow
679​
De Lie/Leemreize/Plapp/Sheffield/Uijtdebroeks
3Bonimenier
647​
De Lie/Leemreize/Plapp/Nys/Uijtdebroeks
4Fivezzz
646​
De Lie/Leemreize/Plapp/Zingle
5Madrazo
634​
De Lie/Plapp/Zingle/Nys/Uijtdebroeks
6Scrooll07
631​
De Lie/Leemreize/Plapp/Zingle
7SafeBet
625​
8Nathanptz
623​
9Squire
604​
10DevilsElbow
598​
11Berflamand
591​
12AmisVelo
589​
13JumboVismaFan
587​
14Ray10
577​
15Laarsland
572​
16LosBrolin
571​
17Nyssinator
553​
18Rufs
552​
19Kazistuta
485​
20Cordi
484​
21Greenedge
474​
22Skidmark
472​
23JonEzeitza
463​
24Josedin
456​
25Armchair_Cyclist
417​
26Salvarani
404​
27EvansIsTheBest
388​
28Otoxiep87
373​
29Del1962
365​
30Riverside
362​
31LukasCPH
351​
32Koronin
334​
33Blues_in_the_Bottle
312​
34Vladimir
278​
35Repre
270​
35Comodoro
270​
37EdkDeus
269​
38RoteLaterne
256​
39RedheadDane
231​
40Leadbelly
106​
CollectiveWisdom
651​
CollectiveIgnorance
341​
MainGame2022
612​
Goodin2021
344​

Standings
Surprisingly stable for so early in the game
1​
Ray102884
0​
2​
Nathanptz2828
0​
3​
Bminchow2821
0​
4​
Bonimenier2652
0​
5​
Scrooll072619
0​
6​
SafeBet2592
2​
7​
DevilsElbow2582
0​
8​
Nakazar2553
10​
9​
Madrazo2508
4​
10​
Fivezzz2506
6​
11​
Squire2498
-1​
12​
JumboVismaFan2469
-1​
13​
Greenedge2460
-7​
14​
LosBrolin2451
-2​
15​
Laarsland2433
0​
16​
AmisVelo2363
3​
17​
Cordi2354
-3​
18​
Berflamand2350
2​
19​
Salvarani2324
-10​
20​
Skidmark2300
-3​
21​
Rufs2288
0​
22​
Kazistuta2178
0​
23​
Nyssinator2099
0​
24​
EvansIsTheBest1898
1​
25​
Armchair_Cyclist1868
2​
26​
Josedin1843
4​
27​
Del19621836
-1​
28​
Repre1796
-4​
29​
JonEzeitza1749
3​
30​
Blues_in_the_Bottle1738
-1​
31​
Comodoro1710
-3​
32​
LukasCPH1649
-1​
33​
Riverside1577
0​
34​
RoteLaterne1463
0​
35​
Otoxiep871443
1​
36​
EdkDeus1382
-1​
37​
Koronin1362
1​
38​
Vladimir1333
-1​
39​
RedheadDane1229
0​
40​
Leadbelly638
0​
CollectiveWisdom2643
CollectiveIgnorance2152
MainGame20222524
Goodin20211926
 
Year 1 Month 6 30 May to 3 July


DE LIE Arnaud
259​
24​
Heistse Pijl and Limburg wins with 6th in Nats and Aarschot
HOOLE Daan
130​
9​
2nd (RR) and 3rd (TT) in Nats
TURNER Benjamin
120​
3​
5th ZLM tour and 4th Nats
ZINGLE Axel
96​
9​
3rd in Nats
BARONCINI Filippo
90​
32​
5th in both Nats races
BAYER Tobias
86​
11​
WILLEMS Thimo
78​
1​
VAN TRICHT Stan
68​
15​
PICCOLO Andrea
67​
15​
HEALY Ben
60​
4​

1LosBrolin
855​
2Bonimenier
836​
3Scrooll07
812​
4Nakazar
805​
5Berflamand
803​
6Fivezzz
800​
7Madrazo
797​
8Ray10
761​
8Laarsland
761​
10Skidmark
749​
11Kazistuta
739​
12DevilsElbow
736​
13Rufs
733​
14Squire
714​
15Bminchow
702​
16Salvarani
693​
17JumboVismaFan
686​
18SafeBet
655​
19Cordi
632​
20Nyssinator
609​
21Koronin
570​
22Greenedge
548​
23AmisVelo
537​
24Nathanptz
517​
25EvansIsTheBest
516​
26RoteLaterne
513​
27Comodoro
504​
28Otoxiep87
471​
29Repre
459​
30Del1962
456​
31JonEzeitza
453​
32Josedin
452​
33EdkDeus
412​
34Vladimir
375​
35LukasCPH
360​
36Blues_in_the_Bottle
358​
37RedheadDane
327​
38Armchair_Cyclist
321​
39Leadbelly
276​
40Riverside
244​
CollectiveWisdom
728​
CollectiveIgnorance
950​
Double, Govekar, Van Poucke
MainGame2022
672​
Goodin2021
439​

Standings

The positional changes are mainly small, but so are the gaps.
1​
Ray103645
0​
2​
Bminchow3523
1​
3​
Bonimenier3488
1​
4​
Scrooll073431
1​
5​
Nakazar3358
3​
6​
Nathanptz3345
-4​
7​
DevilsElbow3318
0​
8​
LosBrolin3306
6​
8​
Fivezzz3306
2​
10​
Madrazo3305
-1​
11​
SafeBet3247
-5​
12​
Squire3212
-1​
13​
Laarsland3194
2​
14​
JumboVismaFan3155
-2​
15​
Berflamand3153
3​
16​
Skidmark3049
4​
17​
Rufs3021
4​
18​
Salvarani3017
1​
19​
Greenedge3008
-6​
20​
Cordi2986
-3​
21​
Kazistuta2917
1​
22​
AmisVelo2900
-6​
23​
Nyssinator2708
0​
24​
EvansIsTheBest2414
0​
25​
Josedin2295
1​
26​
Del19622292
1​
27​
Repre2255
1​
28​
Comodoro2214
3​
29​
JonEzeitza2202
0​
30​
Armchair_Cyclist2189
-5​
31​
Blues_in_the_Bottle2096
-1​
32​
LukasCPH2009
0​
33​
RoteLaterne1976
1​
34​
Koronin1932
3​
35​
Otoxiep871914
0​
36​
Riverside1821
-3​
37​
EdkDeus1794
-1​
38​
Vladimir1708
0​
39​
RedheadDane1556
0​
40​
Leadbelly914
0​
CollectiveWisdom3371
CollectiveIgnorance2770
MainGame20223196
Goodin20212365
 
Year 1, month 7 4th July to 7th August

A week later than I would have intended, but so long as I get it done before the Vuelta game gets going...

Best scorers in this period:
PICCOLO Andrea
122​
15​
6th in Sibiu/7th Villafranca/2nd Getxo
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
116​
38​
win Getxo/4th Villafranca
CHARMIG Anthon
96​
4​
2nd Sazka Tour
UIJTDEBROEKS Cian
79​
25​
3rd in Sibiu
LAZKANO LOPEZ Oier
58​
2​
VAN GILS Maxim
56​
13​
STAUNE-MITTET Johannes
55​
3​
LEEMREIZE Gijs
53​
14​
MONIQUET Sylvain
50​
1​
WANDAHL Frederik
50​
2​


1Otoxiep87
640​
Piccolo/Ayuso/Uijtdebroecks/Lazkano/Leemrize
2Nathanptz
569​
Piccolo/Ayuso/Charmig/Van Gils/Leemrize
3Salvarani
560​
Piccolo/Ayuso/Charmig/Van Gils/Wandahl
4SafeBet
556​
Piccolo/Ayuso/Uijtdebroecks/Van Gils
5Laarsland
518​
Piccolo/Ayuso/Uijtdebroecks
6Squire
487​
7Berflamand
484​
8Kazistuta
481​
9Skidmark
480​
10Comodoro
479​
11LosBrolin
472​
12Vladimir
467​
13RoteLaterne
458​
14Armchair_Cyclist
453​
15Bminchow
451​
16EvansIsTheBest
444​
17Madrazo
441​
18Repre
399​
19Cordi
391​
20Greenedge
390​
21Bonimenier
383​
22Nyssinator
381​
23EdkDeus
380​
24Rufs
375​
25AmisVelo
372​
26Josedin
361​
27Ray10
348​
28Nakazar
328​
29JonEzeitza
323​
30LukasCPH
322​
31Fivezzz
309​
32Scrooll07
306​
33Riverside
299​
33RedheadDane
299​
35JumboVismaFan
293​
36Del1962
280​
37Blues_in_the_Bottle
268​
38Koronin
266​
39DevilsElbow
219​
40Leadbelly
164​
CollectiveWisdom
537​
CollectiveIgnorance
120​
MainGame2022
478​
Goodin2021
385​

Standings
Ray remains on top, despite a poor score this time around. The top scorers this time were largely those in very humble positions, so maybe that indicates that this might be a more competitive edition (or maybe it is just that De Lie had a relatively quiet month)

1​
Ray103993
0​
2​
Bminchow3974
0​
3​
Nathanptz3914
3​
4​
Bonimenier3871
-1​
5​
SafeBet3803
6​
6​
LosBrolin3778
2​
7​
Madrazo3746
3​
8​
Scrooll073737
-4​
9​
Laarsland3712
4​
10​
Squire3699
2​
11​
Nakazar3686
-6​
12​
Berflamand3637
3​
13​
Fivezzz3615
-5​
14​
Salvarani3577
4​
15​
DevilsElbow3537
-8​
16​
Skidmark3529
0​
17​
JumboVismaFan3448
-3​
18​
Kazistuta3398
3​
18​
Greenedge3398
1​
20​
Rufs3396
-3​
21​
Cordi3377
-1​
22​
AmisVelo3272
0​
23​
Nyssinator3089
0​
24​
EvansIsTheBest2858
0​
25​
Comodoro2693
3​
26​
Josedin2656
-1​
27​
Repre2654
0​
28​
Armchair_Cyclist2642
2​
29​
Del19622572
-3​
30​
Otoxiep872554
5​
31​
JonEzeitza2525
-2​
32​
RoteLaterne2434
1​
33​
Blues_in_the_Bottle2364
-2​
34​
LukasCPH2331
-2​
35​
Koronin2198
-1​
36​
Vladimir2175
2​
37​
EdkDeus2174
0​
38​
Riverside2120
-2​
39​
RedheadDane1855
0​
40​
Leadbelly1078
0​
CollectiveWisdom3908
CollectiveIgnorance2890
MainGame20223674
Goodin20212750

Next update will again be a bit over a month: I can't see me giving it time until after the Vuelta game is finished.
 
Team popularity

In case anyone is new, the popularity table ranks the teams according to the number of teams each of their riders is on. For example, nearly all of us got 38 points for Ayuso, while any unique picks on your team will have got you just one point. Koronin and Leadbelly are the two that lack Ayuso, Redhead Dane somehow positions herself lower in the popularity table than Leadbelly despite that.

TeamPopularity ptsUnique picks
1Bminchow
362​
0
2AmisVelo
353​
1
3Bonimenier
333​
0
4Cordi
332​
0
4Fivezzz
332​
0
4Skidmark
332​
1
7Madrazo
323​
0
7Squire
323​
1
9SafeBet
321​
1
10Armchair_Cyclist
308​
1
11DevilsElbow
307​
1
12Nakazar
306​
0
13LosBrolin
301​
2
14Laarsland
296​
0
15RoteLaterne
290​
0
16Rufs
288​
1
17Del1962
287​
0
17Nyssinator
287​
0
19Kazistuta
285​
1
20Scrooll07
283​
0
21JumboVismaFan
282​
1
21Salvarani
282​
0
23Nathanptz
277​
0
24Berflamand
276​
0
25Repre
274​
1
26EvansIsTheBest
273​
1
27Otoxiep87
271​
3
28Comodoro
257​
1
29Josedin
256​
2
30JonEzeitza
250​
2
31Greenedge
249​
1
32EdkDeus
247​
2
33Vladimir
238​
2
34Blues_in_the_Bottle
237​
0
35Riverside
235​
5
36Ray10
231​
2
37LukasCPH
222​
0
38Leadbelly
143​
7
39RedheadDane
126​
5
40Koronin
125​
6
CollectiveWisdom
388​
0
CollectiveIgnorance
0​
18
MainGame2022
344​
0
Goodin2021
143​
4

Bminchow's team was high, but by no means top, until he sent in three changes that greatly boosted his standings here: whether De Lie, Leemreize and Vernon give a greater boost than Ardila, Drizners and Van Dijke to the final score remains to be seen.

I should have mentioned in the post above that there were some interesting swings in the popularity of riders: Baroncini was as popular as Ayuso for a long time, but later submissions had a far lower rate of inclusion for him; Leemrieze, Vandenabeele and Romo all hung on to the top 18, but were among the top 6 or 8 for a long time, and a few riders were notable for their frequency in the entries of the last couple of days: Sheffield, Gregoire,Nys and Bayer. And although Koretsky was only on 3 teams, they were, if memory serves me well, three of the final five to arrive.

I have already explained above the Collective Wisdom and Ignorance teams, but there are two others in the bottom bit of the list that might need explaining.
The Main Game 2022 team is made up of the most popular players in the main annual CQ game, hosted by Skidmark, that are still eligible here. There is a difference in player base, but also a difference in pricing priorities, in that game, so there Uitdebroeks is very close to Ayuso, and a long way clear of Baroncini in popularity there as opposed to here. No unique picks here, but Milan Vader is on 6 teams there and only 1 here: Javier Romo is on 19 teams here, but only 5 there.
Good in 2021 represents, I suppose, the laziest way of selecting a team; they are the top 18 scoring riders in 2021 that are still eligible here. Low in the popularity rankings because it necessarily excludes those coming up from the juniors, and maybe because of a tendency against choosing again riders who didn't perform as we hoped in Year 1 of the previous edition. But no-one thought that Wirtgen, Delettre, Zoccarato or Hocevar had done enough last year to be worth a punt here?


The make up of the CI team will constantly change, and it expect it to lead for about a year and a half, as it cannot contain anyone who has not yet performed well. But who might it contain at the end of 2024? Who did you consider, but omit, and you were surprised to see that he is not one of the 115 riders that someone else fancied? On those grounds, I will propose Sam Welsford (and perhaps those 4 from the Good in 2021 team) as likely to feature in Collective Ignorance. Who do you think will be there?
Reads this again and realized i am very happy to have put in DeLie :)
 
Year 1, Month 8-9a 8th August to 11 September

We have had GT stage winners in Year 1 previously, and of course GT overall winners in Year 3, but GT podium in Year 1 is a best while these games have been going on.

AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
374​
38​
3rd on GC and 6 stage top tens in Vuelta
DE LIE Arnaud
330​
24​
Wins in Schaal sels and Egmont/4th in Bretagne Classic
SHEFFIELD Magnus
217​
15​
2nd in Danmark Rundt/10th in ToB
ZINGLE Axel
182​
9​
4th in ARoN with st win/8th in Wallonie
STRONG Corbin
130​
2​
ToB 6th with st win
PICCOLO Andrea
103​
15​
10th in Bretagne/5th in Maryland
MONIQUET Sylvain
89​
1​
UIJTDEBROEKS Cian
70​
25​
ZAMBANINI Edoardo
57​
2​
PARRA CUERDA Jose Felix
52​
1​

1Laarsland
1426​
Ayuso/De Lie/Sheffield/Zingle/Piccolo/Uijtdebroeks
2Ray10
1360​
Ayuso/De Lie/Sheffield/Zingle/Uijtdebroeks
3LosBrolin
1291​
Ayuso/De Lie/Sheffield/Piccolo/Uijtdebroeks
4JumboVismaFan
1259​
Ayuso/De Lie/Sheffield/Strong/Uijtdebroeks
5Skidmark
1245​
6Squire
1241​
7Cordi
1225​
8Nathanptz
1214​
9SafeBet
1213​
10Berflamand
1209​
11Bminchow
1173​
12Madrazo
1160​
13Kazistuta
1099​
14DevilsElbow
1078​
15Scrooll07
1075​
16Fivezzz
1068​
17Salvarani
1016​
18EvansIsTheBest
1011​
19Bonimenier
997​
20Nyssinator
981​
21Nakazar
978​
22AmisVelo
970​
23Rufs
918​
24Greenedge
907​
25Vladimir
895​
26Comodoro
843​
27Otoxiep87
798​
28Josedin
787​
29Blues_in_the_Bottle
764​
30RoteLaterne
746​
31EdkDeus
716​
32Koronin
711​
33Armchair_Cyclist
654​
34LukasCPH
638​
35RedheadDane
637​
36JonEzeitza
631​
37Repre
627​
38Del1962
612​
39Riverside
593​
40Leadbelly
217​
CollectiveWisdom
1287​
CollectiveIgnorance
647​
MainGame2022
1239​
Goodin2021
799​

Standings
Ray10 was 2nd this month, so extends his lead, and it is beginning to look like that is the team to beat. But he lacks some riders of whom more will be expected than they have shown this year (Baroncini, Leemreize, perhaps others), so it might not be all over yet.

1​
Ray105353
0​
2​
Bminchow5147
0​
3​
Laarsland5138
6​
4​
Nathanptz5128
-1​
5​
LosBrolin5069
1​
6​
SafeBet5016
-1​
7​
Squire4940
3​
8​
Madrazo4906
-1​
9​
Bonimenier4868
-5​
10​
Berflamand4846
2​
11​
Scrooll074812
-3​
12​
Skidmark4774
4​
13​
JumboVismaFan4707
4​
14​
Fivezzz4683
-1​
15​
Nakazar4664
-4​
16​
DevilsElbow4615
-1​
17​
Cordi4602
4​
18​
Salvarani4593
-4​
19​
Kazistuta4497
-1​
20​
Rufs4314
0​
21​
Greenedge4305
-3​
22​
AmisVelo4242
0​
23​
Nyssinator4070
0​
24​
EvansIsTheBest3869
0​
25​
Comodoro3536
0​
26​
Josedin3443
0​
27​
Otoxiep873352
3​
28​
Armchair_Cyclist3296
0​
29​
Repre3281
-2​
30​
Del19623184
-1​
31​
RoteLaterne3180
1​
32​
JonEzeitza3156
-1​
33​
Blues_in_the_Bottle3128
0​
34​
Vladimir3070
2​
35​
LukasCPH2969
-1​
36​
Koronin2909
-1​
37​
EdkDeus2890
0​
38​
Riverside2713
0​
39​
RedheadDane2492
0​
40​
Leadbelly1295
0​
CollectiveWisdom5195
CollectiveIgnorance3550
MainGame20224913
Goodin20213549


CN 4189
EP 3684
VR 3487

I'll probably do the next update at the end of the European season in mid October, then any odds and ends at the end of the year.

Until then the spreadsheet.
 
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I'm guessing there are a few non-De Lie teams (myself included) that have already moved on to next year. I'll still follow but the fact that missing on a single guy completely kills your team is a bit rough (not your fault but I wish Lotto would stop sending him to feast on the lower tier belgian one day races).
Yes, that is a tough one. But they need his points this year. Maybe next year he will slow down.
 
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PICCOLO Andrea
217​
15​
Japan Cup 2nd/Lombardia 11th/Agostini 3rd
STRONG Corbin
190​
2​
Bernocchi 2nd/Wallonie 5th/Piemonte 7th
DE LIE Arnaud
153​
24​
Houtland 2nd/Chaunay 5th/Gooikse Pijl 6th etc
ZINGLE Axel
145​
9​
Ardenne Classic win/GP Wallonie 8th
BERTHET Clément
89​
4​
MILAN Jonathan
86​
4​
LAMPERTI Luke
86​
1​
EINHORN Itamar
74​
1​
PLAPP Lucas
71​
30​
WAERENSKJOLD Søren
70​
14​
ZAMBANINI Edoardo
63​
2​
VERNON Ethan
55​
22​
VAN GILS Maxim
52​
13​


1Squire
824​
Piccolo/De Lie/Zingle/Berthet/Plapp/Waerenskjold
2SafeBet
799​
Piccolo/De Lie/Zingle/Milan/Plapp/Vernon/Van Gils
3Laarsland
751​
Piccolo/De Lie/Zingle/Milan/Plapp
4DevilsElbow
674​
De Lie/Zingle/Lamperti/Plapp/Waerenskjold/Vernon
5Cordi
664​
Piccolo/De Lie/Plapp/Waerenskjold/Vernon
6Berflamand
657​
7LosBrolin
642​
8Nathanptz
639​
9Skidmark
606​
10Scrooll07
597​
11Ray10
596​
12Salvarani
595​
13RoteLaterne
570​
14Greenedge
538​
15JumboVismaFan
533​
16Kazistuta
526​
17Fivezzz
516​
18Nakazar
481​
19Madrazo
469​
20Bonimenier
467​
21EdkDeus
462​
22Bminchow
447​
23Otoxiep87
438​
24Nyssinator
423​
25AmisVelo
416​
26Rufs
406​
27Vladimir
405​
28RedheadDane
404​
29EvansIsTheBest
358​
29Del1962
358​
29Leadbelly
358​
32JonEzeitza
321​
33Koronin
281​
34Repre
270​
35Armchair_Cyclist
264​
36Riverside
239​
37LukasCPH
235​
38Josedin
231​
39Blues_in_the_Bottle
194​
40Comodoro
173​
CollectiveWisdom
667​
CollectiveIgnorance
848​
MainGame2022
593​
Goodin2021
399​


Standings
Ray still holds onto the lead, but plenty of teams will consider that they still have a chance.

1​
Ray105949
0​
2​
Laarsland5889
1​
3​
SafeBet5815
3​
4​
Nathanptz5767
0​
5​
Squire5764
2​
6​
LosBrolin5711
-1​
7​
Bminchow5594
-5​
8​
Berflamand5503
2​
9​
Scrooll075409
2​
10​
Skidmark5380
2​
11​
Madrazo5375
-3​
12​
Bonimenier5335
-3​
13​
DevilsElbow5289
3​
14​
Cordi5266
3​
15​
JumboVismaFan5240
-2​
16​
Fivezzz5199
-2​
17​
Salvarani5188
1​
18​
Nakazar5145
-3​
19​
Kazistuta5023
0​
20​
Greenedge4843
1​
21​
Rufs4720
-1​
22​
AmisVelo4658
0​
23​
Nyssinator4493
0​
24​
EvansIsTheBest4227
0​
25​
Otoxiep873790
2​
26​
RoteLaterne3750
5​
27​
Comodoro3709
-2​
28​
Josedin3674
-2​
29​
Armchair_Cyclist3560
-1​
30​
Repre3551
-1​
31​
Del19623542
-1​
32​
JonEzeitza3477
0​
33​
Vladimir3475
1​
34​
EdkDeus3352
3​
35​
Blues_in_the_Bottle3322
-2​
36​
LukasCPH3204
-1​
37​
Koronin3190
-1​
38​
Riverside2952
0​
39​
RedheadDane2896
0​
40​
Leadbelly1653
0​
CollectiveWisdom5862
CollectiveIgnorance4144
MainGame20225506
Goodin20213948


Cycling News 4675
Equipo Parlamiento 4032
VeloRooms 3926

Pretty much anyone who has De Lie and Ayuso can still have some confidence: who will prove to be the other must haves will be revealed over the next two years.

Spreadsheet
 
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