2022 Giro CQ Game

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Stage 12
Breakaway, 'nuff said.

Purple points
OLDANI Stefano
70​
0​
ROTA Lorenzo
40​
0​
LEEMREIZE Gijs
25​
1​
MOLLEMA Bauke
15​
0​
BUITRAGO SANCHEZ Santiago
10​
0​
KELDERMAN Wilco
7​
3​
HAMILTON Lucas
5​
3​
VENDRAME Andrea
3​
1​
TAARAMÄE Rein
2​
2​
EENKHOORN Pascal
1​
0​

Today
1​
Scrooll07
25​
2​
Bminchow
7​
2​
Bonimenier
7​
2​
Nyssinator
7​
5​
Armchair_Cyclist
5​
5​
Rufs
5​
5​
Titan31
5​
8​
Will10
3​
9​
EvansIsTheBest
2​
9​
Laarsland
2​

Evans is the Best extends his lead by 2 points; no-one else who scored was in the top ten, and won't break into it with such paltry scores today.

Pink points
Kelderman, Hamilton and Mollema gain some GC positions, and Mollema moves up in the KoM classification. Ewan's departure doesn't actually cost his 19 teams very many points, but they will not feel as though they have had value for their investment.
KELDERMAN Wilco
53​
3​
HAMILTON Lucas
37​
3​
LEEMREIZE Gijs
35​
1​
LOPEZ PEREZ Juan Pedro
18​
1​
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
15​
5​
TAARAMÄE Rein
12​
2​
KÄMNA Lennard
-10​
12​
CARTHY Hugh
-12​
18​
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro
-12​
6​
OOMEN Sam
-12​
0​
FORTUNATO Lorenzo
-14​
1​
CAVENDISH Mark
-15​
0​
EWAN Caleb
-18​
19​

Today's changes, such as they are
1​
Bonimenier
38​
2​
Armchair_Cyclist
27​
3​
Bminchow
15​
3​
Nyssinator
15​
5​
Titan31
11​
6​
Scrooll07
6​
7​
BicycleBoy
0​
8​
RedheadDane
-1​
9​
EvansIsTheBest
-2​
10​
Rufs
-3​
11​
Laarsland
-6​
11​
Otoxiep87
-6​
13​
Search
-7​
14​
SamuCuenca
-11​
15​
Berflamand
-12​
15​
Josedin
-12​
17​
Triley36
-13​
18​
Mellow_Velo
-15​
19​
Comodoro
-17​
20​
Salvarani
-19​
21​
ZigzagWanderer
-28​
22​
BluesInTheBottle
-30​
22​
Yellow_Knight
-30​
24​
ArchieBoy
-32​
24​
DJSprtsch
-32​
26​
Manafana
-33​
27​
AmisVelo
-36​
27​
Vladimir
-36​
29​
SafeBet
-37​
30​
Northerner
-38​
30​
Rote_Laterne
-38​
32​
SlowClimber
-39​
33​
JumboVismaFan
-41​
33​
Kazistuta
-41​
35​
Leadbelly
-44​
36​
Will10
-46​
37​
Del1962
-51​
Collective_Wisdom
-48​


Tomorrow will, one must expect, be equally inconsequential in terms of pink points, but there is little consensus on which group of riders might take the purple ones.
 
Stage 13
It nearly wasn't, but a sprint nonetheless, with all the nothing that usually implies for the game.

Purple points
DEMARE Arnaud
70​
1​
BAUHAUS Phil
40​
1​
CAVENDISH Mark
25​
0​
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
15​
5​
DAINESE Alberto
10​
1​
CONSONNI Simone
7​
0​
DE BONDT Dries
5​
1​
NIZZOLO Giacomo
3​
0​
VENDRAME Andrea
2​
1​
BAYER Tobias
1​
0​

Today
Two of those unique picks belong to the same manager, Redhead Dane.
1​
Josedin
70​
2​
RedheadDane
45​
3​
Comodoro
15​
3​
EvansIsTheBest
15​
3​
Kazistuta
15​
3​
Otoxiep87
15​
3​
Search
15​
8​
SamuCuenca
10​
9​
Will10
2​

Standings
1​
EvansIsTheBest
419​
0​
2​
Josedin
415​
0​
3​
Kazistuta
339​
2​
4​
Rote_Laterne
333​
-1​
5​
DJSprtsch
328​
-1​
6​
Yellow_Knight
303​
0​
7​
ZigzagWanderer
303​
0​
8​
Salvarani
298​
0​
9​
Leadbelly
288​
0​
10​
Search
285​
2​


Pink points
Unlucky stage 13 for Bardet and the five teams that have him.
DEMARE Arnaud
70​
1​
BAUHAUS Phil
45​
1​
HINDLEY Jai
25​
7​
MARTIN Guillaume
25​
1​
LANDA MEANA Mikel
25​
27​
POZZOVIVO Domenico
25​
4​
LOPEZ PEREZ Juan Pedro
18​
1​
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello
15​
1​
BUCHMANN Emanuel
15​
5​
DAINESE Alberto
13​
1​
SIVAKOV Pavel
10​
2​
KELDERMAN Wilco
8​
3​
ARENSMAN Thymen
8​
11​
NIBALI Vincenzo
8​
3​
CICCONE Giulio
8​
9​
LEEMREIZE Gijs
-8​
1​
YATES Simon
-8​
18​
PORTE Richie
-10​
0​
BARDET Romain
-267​
5​

1​
Josedin
108​
2​
Berflamand
76​
3​
Rufs
66​
4​
Northerner
65​
5​
Rote_Laterne
61​
5​
Titan31
61​
7​
SamuCuenca
59​
8​
AmisVelo
56​
9​
Search
54​
10​
RedheadDane
52​
11​
SafeBet
50​
12​
Comodoro
48​
12​
Manafana
48​
14​
Leadbelly
45​
14​
Vladimir
45​
16​
Bminchow
44​
16​
EvansIsTheBest
44​
18​
Mellow_Velo
43​
19​
BluesInTheBottle
31​
20​
Armchair_Cyclist
29​
20​
Kazistuta
29​
20​
SlowClimber
29​
23​
Yellow_Knight
27​
24​
Nyssinator
25​
25​
BicycleBoy
24​
26​
ZigzagWanderer
22​
27​
Otoxiep87
21​
28​
Will10
15​
29​
DJSprtsch
6​
30​
ArchieBoy
1​
31​
Laarsland
-1​
32​
JumboVismaFan
-10​
33​
Bonimenier
-217​
34​
Del1962
-224​
35​
Triley36
-234​
36​
Salvarani
-237​
37​
Scrooll07
-269​
Collective_Wisdom
26​

Standings
For the first time in many stages, T Riley is within sight of the chasers. And just when I was thinking of writing that even with the probability of Lopez dropping to about 10th that he likely had enough (with Bardet, Landa and accumulated jersey points) to hang on to the lead. That looks a lot less likely now, but how high a place can Lopez keep? (and might Rosa hang onto those 70 points for the blue jersey?)
1​
Triley36
1422​
0​
2​
Josedin
1340​
1​
3​
Search
1302​
-1​
4​
Rote_Laterne
1158​
0​
5​
Northerner
1101​
1​
6​
BluesInTheBottle
1092​
-1​
7​
Berflamand
1063​
2​
8​
Comodoro
1015​
3​
9​
Rufs
1013​
5​
10​
BicycleBoy
1008​
0​
11​
Vladimir
989​
4​
12​
Leadbelly
987​
4​
13​
Armchair_Cyclist
985​
-1​
14​
Titan31
966​
3​
15​
Mellow_Velo
919​
3​
16​
AmisVelo
900​
5​
17​
EvansIsTheBest
895​
2​
18​
Manafana
885​
4​
19​
Kazistuta
876​
1​
20​
ZigzagWanderer
804​
3​
21​
Salvarani
787​
-14​
22​
SamuCuenca
784​
2​
23​
Del1962
767​
-15​
24​
Bminchow
757​
1​
25​
Yellow_Knight
738​
1​
26​
Bonimenier
736​
-13​
27​
Will10
703​
0​
28​
Nyssinator
697​
0​
29​
SafeBet
696​
1​
30​
SlowClimber
654​
1​
31​
Otoxiep87
638​
1​
32​
Laarsland
601​
1​
33​
DJSprtsch
584​
1​
34​
JumboVismaFan
465​
1​
35​
ArchieBoy
398​
1​
36​
Scrooll07
397​
-7​
37​
RedheadDane
207​
0​
Collective_Wisdom
783​
 
Stage 14

Once again, hills are better than mountains

Purple points
Everyone in the top ten got picked: that is very rare.
YATES Simon
70​
18​
HINDLEY Jai
40​
7​
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
25​
7​
NIBALI Vincenzo
15​
3​
POZZOVIVO Domenico
10​
4​
ALMEIDA Joao Pedro Gonçalves
7​
1​
LANDA MEANA Mikel
5​
27​
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello
3​
1​
BUCHMANN Emanuel
2​
5​
LOPEZ PEREZ Juan Pedro
1​
1​


1​
Northerner
117​
Yates/Hindley/Landa/Buchmann
1​
Rote_Laterne
117​
"
3​
AmisVelo
115​
Yates/Hindley/Landa
3​
Comodoro
115​
"
3​
Leadbelly
115​
"
3​
Manafana
115​
"
7​
Armchair_Cyclist
100​
Yates/Carapaz/Landa
8​
Triley36
76​
Yates/Landa/Lopez
9​
Kazistuta
75​
Yates/Landa
9​
Nyssinator
75​
"
9​
Otoxiep87
75​
"
9​
SafeBet
75​
"
9​
SlowClimber
75​
"
9​
Will10
75​
"
9​
ZigzagWanderer
75​
"

Standings
1​
Rote_Laterne
450​
3​
2​
Josedin
445​
0​
3​
EvansIsTheBest
439​
-2​
4​
Kazistuta
414​
-1​
5​
Leadbelly
403​
4​
6​
Comodoro
390​
6​
7​
ZigzagWanderer
378​
0​
8​
AmisVelo
363​
8​
9​
Northerner
332​
11​
10​
Triley36
329​
5​

Pink points
After a rather passive week in the main classification, apart from the misfortunes of Bardet and Girmay, we finally have some action. Which is a good thing for some, but not others.

CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
184​
7​
HINDLEY Jai
160​
7​
YATES Simon
108​
18​
NIBALI Vincenzo
76​
3​
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello
68​
1​
POZZOVIVO Domenico
60​
4​
LANDA MEANA Mikel
55​
27​
BUCHMANN Emanuel
27​
5​
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
16​
1​
FORTUNATO Lorenzo
10​
1​
LEEMREIZE Gijs
-10​
1​
BOL Cees
-15​
1​
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro
-16​
6​
CARTHY Hugh
-18​
18​
TAARAMÄE Rein
-18​
2​
KÄMNA Lennard
-21​
12​
ARENSMAN Thymen
-30​
11​
DUMOULIN Tom
-42​
9​
MARTIN Guillaume
-128​
1​
LOPEZ PEREZ Juan Pedro
-349​
1​

I presume there was good and bad news for all teams today, but not in equal measure...
1​
Armchair_Cyclist
311​
2​
BluesInTheBottle
307​
3​
Northerner
304​
4​
Leadbelly
296​
5​
Comodoro
289​
6​
Rote_Laterne
287​
7​
Manafana
284​
8​
AmisVelo
281​
9​
Search
260​
10​
Vladimir
251​
11​
BicycleBoy
245​
12​
Josedin
192​
13​
Otoxiep87
156​
14​
Laarsland
145​
15​
Nyssinator
144​
16​
Will10
137​
17​
Kazistuta
126​
18​
ZigzagWanderer
124​
19​
SafeBet
122​
20​
SlowClimber
114​
21​
Berflamand
88​
22​
JumboVismaFan
86​
23​
Titan31
85​
24​
Scrooll07
80​
25​
ArchieBoy
73​
26​
EvansIsTheBest
72​
27​
Del1962
50​
28​
Yellow_Knight
32​
29​
Bminchow
30​
29​
Salvarani
30​
31​
Rufs
28​
32​
RedheadDane
6​
33​
Mellow_Velo
-29​
34​
Bonimenier
-42​
35​
DJSprtsch
-47​
36​
SamuCuenca
-90​
37​
Triley36
-223​
Collective_Wisdom
88​

Standings
No disrespect intended to Lopez or TRiley, but these perhaps represent a more likely shape of the game. But with plenty of opportunities for things to change (except maybe for RhD)
1​
Search
1562​
2​
2​
Josedin
1532​
0​
3​
Rote_Laterne
1445​
1​
4​
Northerner
1405​
1​
5​
BluesInTheBottle
1399​
1​
6​
Comodoro
1304​
2​
7​
Armchair_Cyclist
1296​
6​
8​
Leadbelly
1283​
4​
9​
BicycleBoy
1253​
1​
10​
Vladimir
1240​
1​
11​
Triley36
1199​
-10​
12​
AmisVelo
1181​
4​
13​
Manafana
1169​
5​
14​
Berflamand
1151​
-7​
15​
Titan31
1051​
-1​
16​
Rufs
1041​
-7​
17​
Kazistuta
1002​
2​
18​
EvansIsTheBest
967​
-1​
19​
ZigzagWanderer
928​
1​
20​
Mellow_Velo
890​
-5​
21​
Nyssinator
841​
7​
22​
Will10
840​
5​
23​
SafeBet
818​
6​
24​
Del1962
817​
-1​
24​
Salvarani
817​
-3​
26​
Otoxiep87
794​
5​
27​
Bminchow
787​
-3​
28​
Yellow_Knight
770​
-3​
29​
SlowClimber
768​
1​
30​
Laarsland
746​
2​
31​
Bonimenier
694​
-5​
31​
SamuCuenca
694​
-9​
33​
JumboVismaFan
551​
1​
34​
DJSprtsch
537​
-1​
35​
Scrooll07
477​
1​
36​
ArchieBoy
471​
-1​
37​
RedheadDane
213​
0​
Collective_Wisdom
871​

Laarsland now only has 3 riders left; Del 1962 has one more, but has 2262 points of his budget having a lie in tomorrow.

And just about the only thing that didn't change today is the interforum challenge position:
VR 1071
CN 953
 
Stage 15

Taking advantage of the rest day by not doing the update last night, but extra info to make up for it.

Purple points

CICCONE Giulio
70​
9​
BUITRAGO SANCHEZ Santiago
40​
0​
PEDRERO LOPEZ Antonio
25​
1​
CARTHY Hugh
15​
18​
TUSVELD Martijn
10​
0​
COVILI Luca
7​
0​
TESFATSION Natnael Ocbit
5​
1​
MOLLEMA Bauke
3​
0​
LEEMREIZE Gijs
2​
1​
MARTIN Guillaume
1​
1​

On the day
5 teams have both Ciccone and Carthy, but only Scrooll has Leemreize as well.
1​
Scrooll07
87​
2​
Bminchow
85​
2​
Kazistuta
85​
2​
Rufs
85​
2​
SafeBet
85​
6​
AmisVelo
70​
6​
BluesInTheBottle
70​
6​
Leadbelly
70​
6​
Vladimir
70​
10​
ArchieBoy
25​
11​
Remaining Carthy teams
15​


Main stage points scorers ( a second place or higher points equivalent)
DEMARE Arnaud
265​
1​
GIRMAY HAILU Biniam
160​
4​
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
155​
6​
YATES Simon
140​
18​
CAVENDISH Mark
127​
0​
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
120​
5​
HINDLEY Jai
110​
7​
DAINESE Alberto
87​
1​
KÄMNA Lennard
80​
12​
BOUWMAN Koen
77​
0​
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
73​
7​
CICCONE Giulio
70​
9​
DE GENDT Thomas
70​
3​
OLDANI Stefano
70​
0​
MOLLEMA Bauke
63​
0​
BAUHAUS Phil
57​
1​
EWAN Caleb
53​
19​
BUITRAGO SANCHEZ Santiago
50​
0​
BARDET Romain
48​
5​
CONSONNI Simone
41​
0​
LOPEZ PEREZ Juan Pedro
41​
1​
DUMOULIN Tom
40​
9​
GABBURO Davide
40​
0​
ROTA Lorenzo
40​
0​


Standings
(with riders who have 40 pts + in this classification for the top ten)
1​
Kazistuta
499​
3​
Yates/Gaviria/Kamna/Ciccone/Ewan
2​
Leadbelly
473​
3​
Yates/Hindley/Kamna/Ciccone/Ewan
3​
Josedin
460​
-1​
Demare/Carapaz/De Gendt
4​
Rote_Laterne
450​
-3​
Yates/Hindley/Kamna/Ewan/Dumoulin
5​
EvansIsTheBest
439​
-2​
Girmay/Gaviria/Ewan/Dumoulin
6​
AmisVelo
433​
2​
Yates/Hindley/Ciccone/Ewan/Dumoulin
7​
Comodoro
405​
-1​
Yates/Gaviria/Hindley
8​
ZigzagWanderer
383​
-1​
Girmay/Yates/Ewan
9​
Rufs
365​
10​
Van der Poel/Ciccone/Ewan/Dumoulin
10​
Bminchow
355​
12​
Girmay/Ciccone/Ewan
11​
Search
340​
1​
12​
BluesInTheBottle
333​
12​
13​
Northerner
332​
-4​
14​
Triley36
329​
-4​
15​
DJSprtsch
328​
-4​
16​
Yellow_Knight
323​
-1​
17​
BicycleBoy
318​
-4​
18​
Will10
312​
-4​
19​
Scrooll07
310​
7​
20​
JumboVismaFan
305​
-4​
21​
Salvarani
303​
-4​
22​
Otoxiep87
302​
-4​
23​
Manafana
286​
-2​
24​
Nyssinator
280​
-1​
25​
Armchair_Cyclist
278​
-5​
26​
Del1962
274​
-1​
27​
SafeBet
254​
5​
28​
ArchieBoy
238​
1​
29​
SlowClimber
237​
-2​
30​
Titan31
235​
-2​
31​
Vladimir
224​
3​
32​
Berflamand
216​
-2​
33​
SamuCuenca
194​
-2​
34​
Laarsland
163​
-1​
35​
Bonimenier
162​
0​
36​
Mellow_Velo
107​
0​
37​
RedheadDane
69​
0​
Collective_Wisdom
310​
 
Reactions: Blues in the bottle
Main (Pink) competition
Stage 15 update

CICCONE Giulio
109​
9​
PEDRERO LOPEZ Antonio
42​
1​
MARTIN Guillaume
24​
1​
CARTHY Hugh
23​
18​
LEEMREIZE Gijs
16​
1​
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
13​
7​
TESFATSION Natnael Ocbit
10​
1​
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro
-10​
6​
FORMOLO Davide
-11​
0​
TAARAMÄE Rein
-11​
2​
VALTER Attila
-11​
3​
HAMILTON Chris
-12​
0​
FORTUNATO Lorenzo
-14​
1​
CONTI Valerio
-15​
0​
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
-15​
0​
YATES Simon
-16​
18​
ROSA Diego
-30​
2​

On the day:
1​
Rufs
132​
1​
Scrooll07
132​
3​
Bminchow
127​
4​
Vladimir
126​
5​
Kazistuta
122​
6​
BluesInTheBottle
111​
7​
SafeBet
109​
8​
AmisVelo
93​
9​
Leadbelly
92​
10​
Josedin
36​
11​
Search
35​
12​
ArchieBoy
24​
13​
Berflamand
23​
13​
Yellow_Knight
23​
15​
Del1962
22​
16​
Bonimenier
18​
17​
Mellow_Velo
16​
17​
SamuCuenca
16​
19​
BicycleBoy
13​
20​
Titan31
9​
21​
DJSprtsch
5​
22​
Laarsland
2​
23​
SlowClimber
0​
24​
Salvarani
-1​
25​
Armchair_Cyclist
-3​
25​
Comodoro
-3​
27​
RedheadDane
-5​
28​
Manafana
-9​
28​
Nyssinator
-9​
30​
Otoxiep87
-11​
31​
EvansIsTheBest
-17​
31​
Rote_Laterne
-17​
33​
Northerner
-26​
34​
JumboVismaFan
-32​
35​
ZigzagWanderer
-36​
36​
Will10
-45​
37​
Triley36
-57​
Collective_Wisdom
6​

Top scoring riders
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
620​
7​
HINDLEY Jai
510​
7​
LOPEZ PEREZ Juan Pedro
371​
1​
DEMARE Arnaud
350​
1​
ALMEIDA Joao Pedro Gonçalves
338​
1​
LANDA MEANA Mikel
285​
27​
POZZOVIVO Domenico
257​
4​
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello
248​
1​
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
239​
6​
YATES Simon
202​
18​
BUCHMANN Emanuel
197​
5​
BOUWMAN Koen
195​
0​
NIBALI Vincenzo
183​
3​
CAVENDISH Mark
182​
0​
CICCONE Giulio
169​
9​
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
160​
5​
GIRMAY HAILU Biniam
160​
4​
KELDERMAN Wilco
143​
3​
KÄMNA Lennard
141​
12​
MARTIN Guillaume
138​
1​
MOLLEMA Bauke
132​
0​
BUITRAGO SANCHEZ Santiago
128​
0​
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
124​
0​
DAINESE Alberto
112​
1​
HIRT Jan
112​
0​
HAMILTON Lucas
101​
3​

Standings
With the 100 pt + scorers for the top ten
1​
Search
1597​
0​
Carapaz/Landa/Pozzovivo/Gaviria/Kamna
2​
Josedin
1568​
0​
Carapaz/Demare/Landa
3​
BluesInTheBottle
1510​
2​
Carapaz/Hindley/Ciccone/Kamna
4​
Rote_Laterne
1428​
-1​
Hindley/Landa/Yates/Buchmann/Kamna
5​
Northerner
1379​
-1​
Hindley/Landa/Yates/Buchmann
6​
Leadbelly
1375​
2​
Hindley/Landa/Yates/Ciccone/Kamna
7​
Vladimir
1366​
3​
Carapaz/Buchmann/Nibali/Ciccone
8​
Comodoro
1301​
-2​
Hindley/Landa/Yates/Gaviria
9​
Armchair_Cyclist
1293​
-2​
Carapaz/Landa/Yates/Hamilton
10​
AmisVelo
1274​
2​
Hindley/Landa/Yates/Ciccone
11​
BicycleBoy
1266​
-2​
12​
Berflamand
1174​
2​
13​
Rufs
1173​
3​
14​
Manafana
1160​
-1​
15​
Triley36
1142​
-4​
16​
Kazistuta
1124​
1​
17​
Titan31
1060​
-2​
18​
EvansIsTheBest
950​
0​
19​
SafeBet
927​
4​
20​
Bminchow
914​
7​
21​
Mellow_Velo
906​
-1​
22​
ZigzagWanderer
892​
-3​
23​
Del1962
839​
1​
24​
Nyssinator
832​
-3​
25​
Salvarani
816​
-1​
26​
Will10
795​
-4​
27​
Yellow_Knight
793​
1​
28​
Otoxiep87
783​
-2​
29​
SlowClimber
768​
0​
30​
Laarsland
748​
0​
31​
Bonimenier
712​
0​
32​
SamuCuenca
710​
-1​
33​
Scrooll07
609​
2​
34​
DJSprtsch
542​
0​
35​
JumboVismaFan
519​
-2​
36​
ArchieBoy
495​
0​
37​
RedheadDane
208​
0​
Collective_Wisdom
877​



Spreadshhet


PS
A bad luck table (number of DNFs, net cost of DNFs)
Laarsland
5​
1342​
Del1962
4​
2121​
DJSprtsch
4​
1554​
Bonimenier
3​
1702​
EvansIsTheBest
3​
1551​
Bminchow
3​
1487​
Rote_Laterne
3​
1244​
AmisVelo
3​
1244​
Triley36
2​
1384​
Scrooll07
2​
1384​
ZigzagWanderer
2​
1193​
SlowClimber
2​
979​
JumboVismaFan
2​
979​
Northerner
2​
926​
Leadbelly
2​
926​
Yellow_Knight
2​
926​
Rufs
2​
737​
Otoxiep87
2​
571​
 
Stage 16 The 'Queen Stage'

Untold chaos and drama, so long as you ignore the top 4.

Purplish points
HIRT Jan
70​
0​
ARENSMAN Thymen
40​
11​
HINDLEY Jai
25​
7​
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
15​
7​
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
10​
0​
LANDA MEANA Mikel
7​
27​
KÄMNA Lennard
5​
12​
ALMEIDA Joao Pedro Gonçalves
3​
1​
NIBALI Vincenzo
2​
3​
CARTHY Hugh
1​
18​

Today
1​
Northerner
72​
Arensman/Hindley/Landa
2​
Josedin
63​
Arensman/Carapaz/Landa/Carthy
3​
Vladimir
57​
Arensman/Carapaz/Nibali
4​
Mellow_Velo
51​
Arensman/Landa/Almeida/Carthy
5​
Berflamand
48​
Arensman/Landa/Carthy
5​
Titan31
48​
5​
SafeBet
48​
5​
SlowClimber
48​
5​
Bonimenier
48​
10​
ZigzagWanderer
47​
Arensman/Landa
11​
BluesInTheBottle
45​
Hindley/Carapaz/Kamna
12​
ArchieBoy
40​
Arensman

Standings
1​
Josedin
523​
2​
2​
Kazistuta
512​
-1​
3​
Leadbelly
510​
-1​
4​
Rote_Laterne
487​
0​
5​
AmisVelo
465​
1​
6​
EvansIsTheBest
448​
-1​
7​
Comodoro
438​
0​
8​
ZigzagWanderer
430​
0​
9​
Northerner
404​
4​
10​
BluesInTheBottle
378​
2​

Pink points
Lots of changes in GC, just not at the top of it.

NIBALI Vincenzo
77​
3​
ARENSMAN Thymen
63​
11​
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
30​
7​
CARTHY Hugh
23​
18​
KÄMNA Lennard
20​
12​
SIVAKOV Pavel
16​
2​
HINDLEY Jai
15​
7​
PRONSKIY Vadim
11​
1​
LEEMREIZE Gijs
-14​
1​
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro
-14​
6​
ROSA Diego
-15​
2​
TESFATSION Natnael Ocbit
-22​
1​
POZZOVIVO Domenico
-25​
4​
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello
-25​
1​
BUCHMANN Emanuel
-25​
5​
LOPEZ PEREZ Juan Pedro
-30​
1​
KELDERMAN Wilco
-33​
3​
MARTIN Guillaume
-51​
1​

Today
1​
Vladimir
156​
2​
Del1962
127​
3​
Josedin
123​
4​
SafeBet
110​
5​
Mellow_Velo
96​
6​
SlowClimber
93​
7​
EvansIsTheBest
90​
8​
Titan31
84​
9​
ArchieBoy
69​
10​
Bonimenier
60​
11​
Search
55​
12​
BluesInTheBottle
52​
13​
Kazistuta
50​
14​
Northerner
46​
15​
Armchair_Cyclist
45​
16​
Leadbelly
43​
16​
Salvarani
43​
16​
Berflamand
43​
19​
Laarsland
35​
20​
ZigzagWanderer
33​
21​
Manafana
32​
22​
Comodoro
31​
23​
Yellow_Knight
30​
23​
Otoxiep87
30​
25​
DJSprtsch
24​
25​
JumboVismaFan
24​
27​
AmisVelo
23​
28​
Rote_Laterne
17​
29​
Rufs
14​
30​
Will10
13​
31​
Scrooll07
10​
32​
BicycleBoy
5​
33​
Bminchow
-2​
33​
RedheadDane
-2​
35​
Nyssinator
-3​
36​
Triley36
-32​
37​
SamuCuenca
-56​
Collective_Wisdom
113​

Standings
Change at the top, because Arensman's gains were much more than the slight net loss of Kamna and Pozzovivo.
The top 4 have Carapaz, the next three have Hindley (and BitB in 3rd has both)
1​
Josedin
1691​
1​
2​
Search
1652​
-1​
3​
BluesInTheBottle
1562​
0​
4​
Vladimir
1522​
3​
5​
Rote_Laterne
1445​
-1​
6​
Northerner
1425​
-1​
7​
Leadbelly
1418​
-1​
8​
Armchair_Cyclist
1338​
1​
9​
Comodoro
1332​
-1​
10​
AmisVelo
1297​
0​
11​
BicycleBoy
1271​
0​
12​
Berflamand
1217​
0​
13​
Manafana
1192​
1​
14​
Rufs
1187​
-1​
15​
Kazistuta
1174​
1​
16​
Titan31
1144​
1​
17​
Triley36
1110​
-2​
18​
EvansIsTheBest
1040​
0​
19​
SafeBet
1037​
0​
20​
Mellow_Velo
1002​
1​
21​
Del1962
966​
2​
22​
ZigzagWanderer
925​
0​
23​
Bminchow
912​
-3​
24​
SlowClimber
861​
5​
25​
Salvarani
859​
0​
26​
Nyssinator
829​
-2​
27​
Yellow_Knight
823​
0​
28​
Otoxiep87
813​
0​
29​
Will10
808​
-3​
30​
Laarsland
783​
0​
31​
Bonimenier
772​
0​
32​
SamuCuenca
654​
0​
33​
Scrooll07
619​
0​
34​
DJSprtsch
566​
0​
35​
ArchieBoy
564​
1​
36​
JumboVismaFan
543​
-1​
37​
RedheadDane
206​
0​
Collective_Wisdom
990​

VR 1167
CN 1020
 
Reactions: Blues in the bottle
Stage 17
Rather similar to yesterday, with some of the same riders featuring.

Purple points

BUITRAGO SANCHEZ Santiago
70​
0​
LEEMREIZE Gijs
40​
1​
HIRT Jan
25​
0​
CARTHY Hugh
15​
18​
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
10​
7​
HINDLEY Jai
7​
7​
VANSEVENANT Mauri
5​
1​
BOUWMAN Koen
3​
0​
MARTIN Guillaume
2​
1​
LANDA MEANA Mikel
1​
27​

Today
1​
Scrooll07
55​
Leemreize/Carthy
2​
Josedin
26​
Carthy/Carapaz/Landa
2​
Search
26​
4​
Comodoro
23​
Carthy/Hindley/Landa
4​
Manafana
23​
6​
BluesInTheBottle
17​
Carapaz/Hindley
7​
Thirteen teams
16​
Carthy/Landa

Standings
1​
Josedin
549​
0​
2​
Kazistuta
528​
0​
3​
Leadbelly
518​
0​
4​
Rote_Laterne
495​
0​
5​
AmisVelo
473​
0​
6​
Comodoro
461​
1​
7​
EvansIsTheBest
449​
-1​
8​
ZigzagWanderer
431​
0​
9​
Northerner
412​
0​
10​
BluesInTheBottle
395​
0​

Pink points
Simon Yates had rather fewer GC points than the teams that invested in him would have hoped for, but enough that his dropping out rivals Landa taking the podium spot (to stay?) as the most impactful change in today's scores.

LEEMREIZE Gijs
54​
1​
LANDA MEANA Mikel
51​
27​
CARTHY Hugh
39​
18​
LOPEZ PEREZ Juan Pedro
30​
1​
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
27​
7​
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello
25​
1​
POELS Wout
12​
1​
VANSEVENANT Mauri
11​
1​
CICCONE Giulio
-12​
9​
HAMILTON Lucas
-14​
3​
VANHOUCKE Harm
-15​
0​
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
-23​
0​
ALMEIDA Joao Pedro Gonçalves
-50​
1​
YATES Simon
-62​
18​
POZZOVIVO Domenico
-80​
4​

Today
1​
Josedin
107​
2​
Titan31
92​
3​
Del1962
90​
4​
Yellow_Knight
89​
5​
Bonimenier
79​
6​
Bminchow
76​
7​
Rufs
64​
8​
Salvarani
51​
9​
EvansIsTheBest
43​
10​
Comodoro
39​
10​
Manafana
39​
12​
Search
37​
13​
Nyssinator
35​
14​
Otoxiep87
30​
15​
BluesInTheBottle
26​
16​
Mellow_Velo
24​
17​
Triley36
23​
18​
Scrooll07
19​
18​
Laarsland
19​
20​
Kazistuta
16​
21​
SlowClimber
12​
22​
DJSprtsch
4​
23​
Armchair_Cyclist
2​
23​
Vladimir
2​
25​
Berflamand
1​
26​
SafeBet
0​
27​
Rote_Laterne
-4​
28​
Will10
-5​
29​
RedheadDane
-7​
30​
Northerner
-9​
31​
Leadbelly
-16​
31​
AmisVelo
-16​
33​
ZigzagWanderer
-20​
34​
BicycleBoy
-54​
35​
ArchieBoy
-57​
36​
JumboVismaFan
-58​
37​
SamuCuenca
-85​


Standings
Not much change at the top of the rankings, and with the leader being the top scorer today, that margin gets wider.

1​
Josedin
1798​
0​
2​
Search
1689​
0​
3​
BluesInTheBottle
1588​
0​
4​
Vladimir
1524​
0​
5​
Rote_Laterne
1441​
0​
6​
Northerner
1416​
0​
7​
Leadbelly
1402​
0​
8​
Comodoro
1371​
1​
9​
Armchair_Cyclist
1340​
-1​
10​
AmisVelo
1281​
0​
11​
Rufs
1251​
3​
12​
Titan31
1236​
4​
13​
Manafana
1231​
0​
14​
Berflamand
1218​
-2​
15​
BicycleBoy
1217​
-4​
16​
Kazistuta
1190​
-1​
17​
Triley36
1133​
0​
18​
EvansIsTheBest
1083​
0​
19​
Del1962
1056​
2​
20​
SafeBet
1037​
-1​
21​
Mellow_Velo
1026​
-1​
22​
Bminchow
988​
1​
23​
Yellow_Knight
912​
4​
24​
Salvarani
910​
1​
25​
ZigzagWanderer
905​
-3​
26​
SlowClimber
873​
-2​
27​
Nyssinator
864​
-1​
28​
Bonimenier
851​
3​
29​
Otoxiep87
843​
-1​
30​
Will10
803​
-1​
31​
Laarsland
802​
-1​
32​
Scrooll07
638​
1​
33​
DJSprtsch
570​
1​
34​
SamuCuenca
569​
-2​
35​
ArchieBoy
507​
0​
36​
JumboVismaFan
485​
0​
37​
RedheadDane
199​
0​
Collective_Wisdom
1009​

Tomorrow should be for the sprinters, and so not much pink point change should be expected.
 
Reactions: Blues in the bottle
Stage 18
The sprint stage that wasn't

Purple points

DE BONDT Dries
70​
1​
AFFINI Edoardo
40​
0​
CORT NIELSEN Magnus
25​
2​
GABBURO Davide
15​
0​
DAINESE Alberto
10​
1​
DEMARE Arnaud
7​
1​
CIMOLAI Davide
5​
3​
CAVENDISH Mark
3​
0​
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
2​
5​
CONSONNI Simone
1​
0​

Just occasionally, random is the way to go
1​
RedheadDane
70​
2​
ArchieBoy
25​
2​
JumboVismaFan
25​
4​
SamuCuenca
10​
5​
Josedin
7​
5​
Comodoro
7​
7​
Scrooll07
5​
7​
DJSprtsch
5​
9​
Search
2​
9​
Kazistuta
2​
9​
EvansIsTheBest
2​
9​
Otoxiep87
2​


Standings
Two points is enough to lift Search into the top ten. Precious few other points here though.
1​
Josedin
556​
0​
2​
Kazistuta
530​
0​
3​
Leadbelly
518​
0​
4​
Rote_Laterne
495​
0​
5​
AmisVelo
473​
0​
6​
Comodoro
468​
0​
7​
EvansIsTheBest
451​
0​
8​
ZigzagWanderer
431​
0​
9​
Northerner
412​
0​
10​
Search
396​
1​


Pink points
Only one team loses out by Almeida's diagnosis (hard luck MV), but lots pick up points by moving into the void he leaves.
DE BONDT Dries
77​
1​
POZZOVIVO Domenico
30​
4​
CORT NIELSEN Magnus
25​
2​
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello
25​
1​
NIBALI Vincenzo
25​
3​
BUCHMANN Emanuel
25​
5​
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
16​
7​
CARTHY Hugh
15​
18​
DAINESE Alberto
10​
1​
DE GENDT Thomas
-1​
3​
LEEMREIZE Gijs
-2​
1​
BAUHAUS Phil
-4​
1​
ALMEIDA Joao Pedro Gonçalves
-265​
1​


1​
Vladimir
75​
2​
RedheadDane
73​
3​
Berflamand
70​
4​
Search
67​
5​
Titan31
52​
6​
SamuCuenca
50​
7​
Rufs
48​
8​
BicycleBoy
45​
9​
Del1962
44​
10​
Josedin
37​
11​
JumboVismaFan
31​
12​
EvansIsTheBest
30​
13​
Rote_Laterne
29​
13​
Northerner
29​
15​
ArchieBoy
27​
16​
Kazistuta
26​
16​
Comodoro
26​
16​
BluesInTheBottle
26​
19​
Armchair_Cyclist
22​
20​
Bminchow
21​
20​
SafeBet
21​
22​
Scrooll07
20​
22​
Manafana
20​
22​
Nyssinator
20​
25​
Bonimenier
19​
26​
Otoxiep87
18​
26​
Laarsland
18​
28​
SlowClimber
15​
29​
Yellow_Knight
14​
30​
DJSprtsch
13​
31​
Will10
9​
32​
Triley36
8​
32​
Salvarani
8​
34​
Leadbelly
6​
35​
AmisVelo
2​
36​
ZigzagWanderer
0​
37​
Mellow_Velo
-250​
Collective_Wisdom
19​


1​
Vladimir
75​
2​
RedheadDane
73​
3​
Berflamand
70​
4​
Search
67​
5​
Titan31
52​
6​
SamuCuenca
50​
7​
Rufs
48​
8​
BicycleBoy
45​
9​
Del1962
44​
10​
Josedin
37​
11​
JumboVismaFan
31​
12​
EvansIsTheBest
30​
13​
Rote_Laterne
29​
13​
Northerner
29​
15​
ArchieBoy
27​
16​
Kazistuta
26​
16​
Comodoro
26​
16​
BluesInTheBottle
26​
19​
Armchair_Cyclist
22​
20​
Bminchow
21​
20​
SafeBet
21​
22​
Scrooll07
20​
22​
Manafana
20​
22​
Nyssinator
20​
25​
Bonimenier
19​
26​
Otoxiep87
18​
26​
Laarsland
18​
28​
SlowClimber
15​
29​
Yellow_Knight
14​
30​
DJSprtsch
13​
31​
Will10
9​
32​
Triley36
8​
32​
Salvarani
8​
34​
Leadbelly
6​
35​
AmisVelo
2​
36​
ZigzagWanderer
0​
37​
Mellow_Velo
-250​
Collective_Wisdom
19​


Standings
1​
Josedin
1835​
0​
2​
Search
1756​
0​
3​
BluesInTheBottle
1614​
0​
4​
Vladimir
1599​
0​
5​
Rote_Laterne
1470​
0​
6​
Northerner
1445​
0​
7​
Leadbelly
1408​
0​
8​
Comodoro
1397​
0​
9​
Armchair_Cyclist
1362​
0​
10​
Rufs
1299​
1​
11​
Berflamand
1288​
3​
11​
Titan31
1288​
1​
13​
AmisVelo
1283​
-3​
14​
BicycleBoy
1262​
1​
15​
Manafana
1251​
-2​
16​
Kazistuta
1216​
0​
17​
Triley36
1141​
0​
18​
EvansIsTheBest
1113​
0​
19​
Del1962
1100​
0​
20​
SafeBet
1058​
0​
21​
Bminchow
1009​
1​
22​
Yellow_Knight
926​
1​
23​
Salvarani
918​
1​
24​
ZigzagWanderer
905​
1​
25​
SlowClimber
888​
1​
26​
Nyssinator
884​
1​
27​
Bonimenier
870​
1​
28​
Otoxiep87
861​
1​
29​
Laarsland
820​
2​
30​
Will10
812​
0​
31​
Mellow_Velo
776​
-10​
32​
Scrooll07
658​
0​
33​
SamuCuenca
619​
1​
34​
DJSprtsch
583​
-1​
35​
ArchieBoy
534​
0​
36​
JumboVismaFan
516​
0​
37​
RedheadDane
272​
0​
Collective_Wisdom
1028​


Three stages to go: which of them, if any, will cause any real change here?
 
Stage 19
Showdown postponed, again

Purple points
Lots of people getting a small haul of points, not many getting more than that.
BOUWMAN Koen
70​
0​
SCHMID Mauro
40​
1​
TONELLI Alessandro
25​
1​
VALTER Attila
15​
3​
VENDRAME Andrea
10​
1​
BAYER Tobias
7​
0​
MARTIN Guillaume
5​
1​
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
3​
7​
HINDLEY Jai
2​
7​
LANDA MEANA Mikel
1​
27​

Today
1​
Yellow_Knight
41​
,
2​
Will10
26​
,
3​
RedheadDane
25​
,
4​
Nyssinator
16​
,
4​
Otoxiep87
16​
,
6​
BluesInTheBottle
5​
,
6​
SamuCuenca
5​
,
8​
Josedin
4​
,
8​
Search
4​
,
8​
Armchair_Cyclist
4​
,

Technically, the top ten hasn't changed. BitB gains one point on Search that would make him joint 10th, except for the tiebreaker rule that keeps him 11th.


Pink points
Arensman loses 20 minutes + and 6 places. Might make more difference to managers here than it does to him...
SCHMID Mauro
40​
1​
VALTER Attila
26​
3​
TONELLI Alessandro
25​
1​
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
21​
7​
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
15​
5​
MARTIN Guillaume
11​
1​
VENDRAME Andrea
10​
1​
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro
-12​
6​
CEPEDA ORTIZ Jefferson Alexander
-15​
2​
ARENSMAN Thymen
-34​
11​

1​
Yellow_Knight
44​
2​
Otoxiep87
41​
3​
Nyssinator
34​
4​
Armchair_Cyclist
30​
5​
Will10
28​
6​
Search
26​
6​
Laarsland
26​
8​
RedheadDane
24​
9​
EvansIsTheBest
21​
9​
BicycleBoy
21​
11​
Kazistuta
17​
11​
SamuCuenca
17​
13​
Salvarani
14​
14​
Leadbelly
12​
15​
Rufs
11​
16​
Bminchow
10​
16​
Scrooll07
10​
18​
JumboVismaFan
8​
19​
Rote_Laterne
7​
20​
Comodoro
6​
21​
AmisVelo
5​
21​
Del1962
5​
23​
BluesInTheBottle
2​
24​
DJSprtsch
-2​
25​
Manafana
-3​
26​
Triley36
-7​
27​
Vladimir
-8​
28​
Josedin
-12​
29​
Titan31
-16​
30​
ArchieBoy
-24​
31​
SafeBet
-26​
31​
Bonimenier
-26​
33​
ZigzagWanderer
-30​
33​
Berflamand
-30​
35​
SlowClimber
-31​
35​
Mellow_Velo
-31​
37​
Northerner
-43​
Collective_Wisdom
-26​

Standings
1​
Josedin
1823​
0​
2​
Search
1782​
0​
3​
BluesInTheBottle
1616​
0​
4​
Vladimir
1591​
0​
5​
Rote_Laterne
1477​
0​
6​
Leadbelly
1420​
1​
7​
Comodoro
1403​
1​
8​
Northerner
1402​
-2​
9​
Armchair_Cyclist
1392​
0​
10​
Rufs
1310​
0​
11​
AmisVelo
1288​
2​
12​
BicycleBoy
1283​
2​
13​
Titan31
1272​
-2​
14​
Berflamand
1258​
-3​
15​
Manafana
1248​
0​
16​
Kazistuta
1233​
0​
17​
EvansIsTheBest
1134​
1​
17​
Triley36
1134​
0​
19​
Del1962
1105​
0​
20​
SafeBet
1032​
0​
21​
Bminchow
1019​
0​
22​
Yellow_Knight
970​
0​
23​
Salvarani
932​
0​
24​
Nyssinator
918​
2​
25​
Otoxiep87
902​
3​
26​
ZigzagWanderer
875​
-2​
27​
SlowClimber
857​
-2​
28​
Laarsland
846​
1​
29​
Bonimenier
844​
-2​
30​
Will10
840​
0​
31​
Mellow_Velo
745​
0​
32​
Scrooll07
668​
0​
33​
SamuCuenca
636​
0​
34​
DJSprtsch
581​
0​
35​
JumboVismaFan
524​
1​
36​
ArchieBoy
510​
-1​
37​
RedheadDane
296​
0​
Collective_Wisdom
1002​
 
Stage 20
Change!!!!

Purple points
COVI Alessandro
70​
0​
NOVAK Domen
40​
0​
CICCONE Giulio
25​
9​
PEDRERO LOPEZ Antonio
15​
1​
ARENSMAN Thymen
10​
11​
HINDLEY Jai
7​
7​
LEEMREIZE Gijs
5​
1​
CARTHY Hugh
3​
18​
LANDA MEANA Mikel
2​
27​
KÄMNA Lennard
1​
12​


Today
1​
SafeBet
40​
Ciccone/Arensman/Carthy/Landa
2​
Vladimir
35​
Ciccone/Arensman
2​
Leadbelly
35​
Ciccone/Hindley/Landa/Kamna
4​
AmisVelo
34​
Ciccone/Hindley/Landa
5​
BluesInTheBottle
33​
Ciccone/Hindley/Kamna
5​
Scrooll07
33​
Ciccone/Leemreize/Carthy
7​
Kazistuta
31​
Ciccone/Carthy/Landa/Kamna
8​
Rufs
30​
Ciccone/Carthy/Landa
8​
Bminchow
30​
Ciccone/Carthy/Landa
10​
ArchieBoy
25​
Pedrero/Arensman

Standings
I wouldn't think the teams that could catch Josedin have the time trialists to do so.
1​
Josedin
575​
0​
2​
Kazistuta
562​
0​
3​
Leadbelly
556​
0​
4​
AmisVelo
510​
1​
5​
Rote_Laterne
508​
-1​
6​
Comodoro
483​
0​
7​
EvansIsTheBest
454​
0​
8​
ZigzagWanderer
444​
0​
9​
Northerner
434​
0​
10​
BluesInTheBottle
433​
1​

Pink points
Only one significant change in the GC rankings, which seems odd for a final mountain stage. But it's been that sort of a Giro. The one change there was, however, is the biggie.
HINDLEY Jai
142​
7​
COVI Alessandro
101​
0​
NOVAK Domen
52​
0​
CICCONE Giulio
27​
9​
PEDRERO LOPEZ Antonio
17​
1​
FORMOLO Davide
15​
0​
ARENSMAN Thymen
14​
11​
LEEMREIZE Gijs
13​
1​
KÄMNA Lennard
-8​
12​
ROSA Diego
-10​
2​
ULISSI Diego
-10​
0​
DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David
-15​
1​
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
-128​
7​

Today
Those who have the big two have big jumps in their scores. Apart from BitB who has both of them cancelling each other out.
1​
AmisVelo
171​
2​
Leadbelly
161​
3​
Northerner
155​
4​
Manafana
145​
5​
Comodoro
144​
6​
Rote_Laterne
136​
7​
SafeBet
44​
8​
Scrooll07
43​
9​
Rufs
32​
10​
BluesInTheBottle
30​
11​
Bminchow
29​
12​
Kazistuta
26​
13​
ArchieBoy
25​
14​
Titan31
17​
14​
Berflamand
17​
16​
Bonimenier
16​
17​
SlowClimber
15​
17​
Mellow_Velo
15​
19​
ZigzagWanderer
4​
20​
Yellow_Knight
3​
21​
EvansIsTheBest
1​
21​
Otoxiep87
1​
23​
Nyssinator
0​
24​
Del1962
-3​
25​
DJSprtsch
-8​
25​
Salvarani
-8​
27​
SamuCuenca
-12​
28​
Will10
-13​
29​
RedheadDane
-17​
30​
JumboVismaFan
-18​
31​
Triley36
-19​
32​
Vladimir
-85​
33​
Josedin
-109​
34​
Armchair_Cyclist
-126​
35​
BicycleBoy
-128​
36​
Search
-131​
37​
Laarsland
-134​


Standings
So, did the Carapaz teams at the top hold on?
1​
Josedin
1714​
0​
2​
Search
1651​
0​
3​
BluesInTheBottle
1646​
0​
4​
Rote_Laterne
1613​
1​
5​
Leadbelly
1581​
1​
6​
Northerner
1557​
2​
7​
Comodoro
1547​
0​
8​
Vladimir
1506​
-4​
9​
AmisVelo
1459​
2​
10​
Manafana
1393​
5​
11​
Rufs
1342​
-1​
12​
Titan31
1289​
1​
13​
Berflamand
1275​
1​
14​
Armchair_Cyclist
1266​
-5​
15​
Kazistuta
1259​
1​
16​
BicycleBoy
1155​
-4​
17​
EvansIsTheBest
1135​
0​
18​
Triley36
1115​
-1​
19​
Del1962
1102​
0​
20​
SafeBet
1076​
0​
21​
Bminchow
1048​
0​
22​
Yellow_Knight
973​
0​
23​
Salvarani
924​
0​
24​
Nyssinator
918​
0​
25​
Otoxiep87
903​
0​
26​
ZigzagWanderer
879​
0​
27​
SlowClimber
872​
0​
28​
Bonimenier
860​
1​
29​
Will10
827​
1​
30​
Mellow_Velo
760​
1​
31​
Laarsland
712​
-3​
32​
Scrooll07
711​
0​
33​
SamuCuenca
624​
0​
34​
DJSprtsch
573​
0​
35​
ArchieBoy
535​
1​
36​
JumboVismaFan
506​
-1​
37​
RedheadDane
279​
0​
Collective_Wisdom
1011​

Yes, they do. Surprisingly, only Vladimir really seems to have suffered from Carapaz's fading in the last few km today.

Any final twists have only 17 km in which to happen.
 
Stage 21

The final time trial
If you were looking for any major final upheaval, think again.

Purplish points
SOBRERO Matteo
70​
0​
ARENSMAN Thymen
40​
11​
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
25​
6​
MOLLEMA Bauke
15​
0​
TULETT Ben
10​
0​
SCHMID Mauro
7​
1​
CORT NIELSEN Magnus
5​
2​
FOSS Tobias Svendsen
3​
8​
HEPBURN Michael
2​
2​
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
1​
7​

Today
11 teams have Arensman: only one of them pairs him with Van der Poel.
1​
Berflamand
65​
2​
ArchieBoy
45​
3​
Josedin
43​
3​
SafeBet
43​
3​
SlowClimber
43​
3​
Mellow_Velo
43​
7​
Vladimir
41​
8​
Northerner
40​
8​
Titan31
40​
8​
ZigzagWanderer
40​
8​
Bonimenier
40​


1​
Josedin
618​
0​
2​
Kazistuta
562​
0​
3​
Leadbelly
556​
0​
4​
AmisVelo
512​
0​
5​
Rote_Laterne
508​
0​
6​
ZigzagWanderer
484​
2​
7​
Comodoro
483​
-1​
8​
Northerner
474​
1​
9​
EvansIsTheBest
454​
-2​
10​
Rufs
445​
1​
11​
BluesInTheBottle
434​
-1​
12​
Yellow_Knight
425​
3​
13​
Bminchow
410​
-1​
14​
Search
407​
-1​
15​
Scrooll07
404​
-1​
16​
SafeBet
402​
0​
17​
ArchieBoy
373​
8​
18​
BicycleBoy
372​
2​
19​
Vladimir
370​
5​
20​
DJSprtsch
364​
3​
21​
Berflamand
361​
11​
22​
SlowClimber
360​
6​
23​
Will10
357​
-5​
24​
Manafana
357​
-7​
25​
Titan31
355​
5​
26​
Otoxiep87
352​
-7​
27​
JumboVismaFan
349​
-5​
28​
Triley36
346​
-8​
29​
Salvarani
345​
-2​
30​
Nyssinator
325​
-4​
31​
Armchair_Cyclist
318​
-3​
32​
Del1962
312​
-1​
33​
Bonimenier
282​
0​
34​
Mellow_Velo
233​
2​
35​
SamuCuenca
220​
-1​
36​
Laarsland
192​
-1​
37​
RedheadDane
167​
0​
Collective_Wisdom
436​
 
Last edited:
Reactions: Samu Cuenca
Stage 21 Final Pink points update

Other than the stage points, there were no changes in the Mountains or Points classifications, very little in GC (Carthy taking 9th from Lopez being the most significant), and not even a pink jersey bonus. Less consequential than a mass sprint.
ARENSMAN Thymen
40​
11​
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
25​
6​
CARTHY Hugh
15​
18​
SCHMID Mauro
7​
1​
CORT NIELSEN Magnus
5​
2​
FOSS Tobias Svendsen
3​
8​
HEPBURN Michael
2​
2​
FELLINE Fabio
2​
2​
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
1​
7​
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro
-2​
6​
POELS Wout
-2​
1​
LOPEZ PEREZ Juan Pedro
-15​
1​

Today
1​
Berflamand
80​
2​
Josedin
58​
2​
SafeBet
58​
2​
SlowClimber
58​
2​
Mellow_Velo
58​
6​
Titan31
55​
6​
Bonimenier
55​
8​
Yellow_Knight
47​
9​
ArchieBoy
43​
9​
Vladimir
43​
11​
ZigzagWanderer
40​
11​
Rufs
40​
13​
Northerner
38​
14​
BicycleBoy
26​
15​
DJSprtsch
25​
15​
Salvarani
25​
17​
Otoxiep87
18​
18​
Kazistuta
17​
19​
Search
16​
20​
Bminchow
15​
20​
Scrooll07
15​
20​
Nyssinator
15​
20​
Del1962
15​
24​
Comodoro
13​
24​
Manafana
13​
26​
JumboVismaFan
8​
27​
SamuCuenca
3​
27​
RedheadDane
3​
29​
AmisVelo
2​
30​
Will10
1​
30​
Armchair_Cyclist
1​
30​
Laarsland
1​
33​
Leadbelly
0​
33​
Rote_Laterne
0​
33​
EvansIsTheBest
0​
36​
BluesInTheBottle
-1​
37​
Triley36
-17​
Collective_Wisdom
55​


The final reckoning
Josedin has also led this main classification since Aprica, and with joint second on the day consolidates that victory.
1​
Josedin
1772​
0​
2​
Search
1667​
0​
3​
BluesInTheBottle
1645​
0​
4​
Rote_Laterne
1613​
0​
5​
Northerner
1595​
1​
6​
Leadbelly
1581​
-1​
7​
Comodoro
1560​
0​
8​
Vladimir
1549​
0​
9​
AmisVelo
1461​
0​
10​
Manafana
1406​
0​
11​
Rufs
1382​
0​
12​
Berflamand
1355​
1​
13​
Titan31
1344​
-1​
14​
Kazistuta
1276​
1​
15​
Armchair_Cyclist
1267​
-1​
16​
BicycleBoy
1181​
0​
17​
EvansIsTheBest
1135​
0​
18​
SafeBet
1134​
2​
19​
Del1962
1117​
0​
20​
Triley36
1098​
-2​
21​
Bminchow
1063​
0​
22​
Yellow_Knight
1020​
0​
23​
Salvarani
949​
0​
24​
Nyssinator
933​
0​
25​
SlowClimber
930​
2​
26​
Otoxiep87
921​
-1​
27​
ZigzagWanderer
919​
-1​
28​
Bonimenier
915​
0​
29​
Will10
828​
0​
30​
Mellow_Velo
818​
0​
31​
Scrooll07
726​
1​
32​
Laarsland
713​
-1​
33​
SamuCuenca
627​
0​
34​
DJSprtsch
598​
0​
35​
ArchieBoy
578​
0​
36​
JumboVismaFan
514​
0​
37​
RedheadDane
282​
0​
Collective_Wisdom
1066​


Enhorabuena to Josedin (I think he is one of our Spanish contingent)

Congratulations also to Velorooms, whose members came 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th, setting up a victory by 1237 to 1107

I am not working tomorrow, so I will do a bit of numbers breakdown then. If you can't wait that long to pour over your successes and failures,
here is the spreadsheet

Thanks to all who have joined in, to the riders, and to CQ and PCS for the results services.
 
Jan 9, 2022
10
7
45
Thanks to Armchair cyclist.

My totally average team struggled to escape the bottom third. Shows a need to pick a few unusual picks. Also shows how many of the favourites fell by the wayside - tough race
 
Before the usual analysis, and inspired by Samu's question about a team based entirely on Israel PT riders, here are the team performances. Only UAD were overbudget, and many used a very small proportion of what we were allowed.

TeamCostSt pointsTotal
1​
Bora
1908​
281​
1209​
2​
Bahrain
3311​
284​
1065​
3​
Intermarche Wanty
2717​
339​
810​
4​
Ineos
3203​
122​
788​
5​
Trek
2221​
230​
777​
6​
Jumbo Visma
2170​
320​
628​
7​
Alpecin
2558​
343​
509​
8​
FdJ
1511​
287​
496​
9​
UAD
4881​
246​
471​
10​
Bike Exchange
1802​
232​
449​
11​
Astana
2011​
21​
432​
12​
DSM
2177​
247​
426​
13​
QuickStep
2143​
217​
376​
14​
Movistar
1935​
79​
326​
15​
Ed First
1338​
79​
289​
16​
Cofidis
2612​
67​
273​
17​
Eolo
1378​
32​
242​
18​
Lotto Soudal
981​
153​
231​
19​
Bardiani
1177​
90​
225​
20​
AGR Citroen
1060​
23​
187​
21​
Israel PT
1565​
38​
143​
22​
Drone Hopper
1199​
8​
99​
 
Purple points top scorers
Stage points only: stage winners or equivalents

DEMARE Arnaud
272​
1​
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
180​
6​
GIRMAY HAILU Biniam
160​
4​
HINDLEY Jai
151​
7​
BOUWMAN Koen
150​
0​
YATES Simon
140​
18​
CAVENDISH Mark
130​
0​
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
122​
5​
BUITRAGO SANCHEZ Santiago
120​
0​
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
102​
7​
DAINESE Alberto
97​
1​
CICCONE Giulio
95​
9​
HIRT Jan
95​
0​
ARENSMAN Thymen
92​
11​
KÄMNA Lennard
86​
12​
SOBRERO Matteo
85​
0​
LEEMREIZE Gijs
79​
1​
MOLLEMA Bauke
78​
0​
DE BONDT Dries
75​
1​
COVI Alessandro
70​
0​
DE GENDT Thomas
70​
3​
OLDANI Stefano
70​
0​

I've already put up the final stage points table, but here are the top ten with their top three contributors (and any other 70 point plus riders)
1​
Josedin
618​
Demare/Carapaz/Arensman/De Gendt
2​
Kazistuta
562​
Yates/Gaviria/Ciccone/Kamna
3​
Leadbelly
556​
Hindley/Yates/Ciccone/Kamna
4​
AmisVelo
512​
Hindley/Yates/Ciccone
5​
Rote_Laterne
508​
Hindley/Yates/Kamna
6​
ZigzagWanderer
484​
Girmay/Yates/Arensman
7​
Comodoro
483​
Hindley/Yates/Gaviria
8​
Northerner
474​
Hindley/Yates/Arensman
9​
EvansIsTheBest
454​
Girmay/Gaviria/Ewan (53)
10​
Rufs
445​
Van der Poel/Ciccone/Ewan

Part of the reason for doing the minor classification is to provide interest for those who are not going to be competitive in the Main Game. Josedin rather undermines that by winning both, but Kazistuta, Zigzag and Evans were not in the top ten in that, and Leadbelly and Amis Velo both do considerably better here.

And if anyone had wanted to target this classification alone, the best they could have done (I think) is
DEMARE Arnaud
GIRMAY HAILU Biniam
HINDLEY Jai
BOUWMAN Koen
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
BUITRAGO SANCHEZ Santiago
CICCONE Giulio
LEEMREIZE Gijs
on a spend of 3490, to score 1149 purple points (and an 'accidental' 2205 in the main game).
 
Pink points

When we include all the CQ points available (not only the GC or pink jersey bonuses: pink points are what I call our main classification), the top scoring riders are:
HINDLEY Jai
676​
7 teams​
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
587​
7​
DEMARE Arnaud
357​
1​
LOPEZ PEREZ Juan Pedro
356​
1​
LANDA MEANA Mikel
346​
27​
HIRT Jan
311​
0​
NIBALI Vincenzo
285​
3​
BOUWMAN Koen
284​
0​
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello
273​
1​
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
264​
6​
BUITRAGO SANCHEZ Santiago
235​
0​
BUCHMANN Emanuel
197​
5​
CICCONE Giulio
189​
9​
CARTHY Hugh
184​
18​
POZZOVIVO Domenico
182​
4​
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
177​
5​
CAVENDISH Mark
170​
0​
ARENSMAN Thymen
166​
11​
KÄMNA Lennard
161​
12​
GIRMAY HAILU Biniam
160​
4​
YATES Simon
140​
18​
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
134​
0​
MOLLEMA Bauke
130​
0​
LEEMREIZE Gijs
127​
1​
DAINESE Alberto
122​
1​
COVI Alessandro
116​
0​
KELDERMAN Wilco
115​
3​
HAMILTON Lucas
109​
3​
MARTIN Guillaume
106​
1​
SOBRERO Matteo
100​
0​

Of course, an expensive pick who scores high-ish might not be a great pick, so Percentage return on investment
HAMILTON Lucas
311 %​
3 teams​
DE GENDT Thomas
283​
3​
NOVAK Domen
200​
0​
HINDLEY Jai
186​
7​
LOPEZ PEREZ Juan Pedro
185​
1​
LEEMREIZE Gijs
125​
1​
ARCAS PEÑA Jorge
114​
0​
CHEREL Mikael
114​
0​
BUCHMANN Emanuel
111​
5​
BOUWMAN Koen
92​
0​
HIRT Jan
88​
0​
LANDA MEANA Mikel
88​
27​
KÄMNA Lennard
88​
12​
TONELLI Alessandro
85​
1​
HEPBURN Michael
85​
2​
NIBALI Vincenzo
83​
3​
BUITRAGO SANCHEZ Santiago
75​
0​
KLUGE Roger
75​
0​

Of course, the logical conclusion to the idea of value is that a cheaper rider and spare points in the budget can be a wiser pick than spending to the limit. But if you had chosen 7 favourite riders to a total cost of 1948, would you have had the courage to pick Hindley over Carapaz and send in a team that had only cost 2311 points?
Impeccable picks are those who you could not have scored better than with a rider who cost more.
HINDLEY Jai
LOPEZ PEREZ Juan Pedro
KÄMNA Lennard
LEEMREIZE Gijs
HAMILTON Lucas
DE GENDT Thomas
HEPBURN Michael

As in the purple points classification, I won't repeat the whole table from yesterday, but the top ten with their 100+ scorers:
1​
Josedin
1772​
Carapaz/Demare/Landa/Carthy/Arensman
2​
Search
1667​
Carapaz/Landa/Carthy/Pozzovivo/Gaviria/Kamna
3​
BluesInTheBottle
1645​
Hindley/Carapaz/Ciccone/Kamna
4​
Rote_Laterne
1613​
Hindley/Landa/Buchman/Kamna/Yates
5​
Northerner
1595​
Hindley/Landa/Buchman/Arensman/Yates
6​
Leadbelly
1581​
Hindley/Landa/Ciccone/Kamna/Yates
7​
Comodoro
1560​
Hindley/Landa/Carthy/Gaviria/Yates
8​
Vladimir
1549​
Carapaz/Nibali/Buchmann/Ciccone/Arensman
9​
AmisVelo
1461​
Hindley/Landa/Ciccone/Yates
10​
Manafana
1406​
Hindley/Landa/Carthy/Yates


Best possible team
with all my usual qualifiers about this being based on a fairly limited numbers of tries, and that better combinations may be possible.
HINDLEY Jai
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
LOPEZ PEREZ Juan Pedro
LANDA MEANA Mikel
HIRT Jan
NIBALI Vincenzo
BUCHMANN Emanuel
LEEMREIZE Gijs
at a cost of 3475 and earning 2885

Josedin's double winning team
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
DEMARE Arnaud
LANDA MEANA Mikel
CARTHY Hugh
ARENSMAN Thymen
DE GENDT Thomas
BALLERINI Davide
HEPBURN Michael

Only Ballerini can be said to have been a real flop here. Hepburn was not the best cheap Aussie makeweight he could have afforded (that would have been Hamilton), but at least he finished and even picked up a couple of stage points at the death. I will admit to having thought that this team will go nowhere when I saw a big spend on Demare in a field that included Ewan, Cavendish, Gaviria and Girmay, but it is good to see a brave unique pick be rewarded (and also demonstrates the sort of insight that earned me 15th place).
If my Best Possible team is correct, this is 61.4% of what is possible: every time I do such a calculation the winner is in the low to mid sixties of what might have been done.

Hall of shame
Riders who were selected at a cost of 400 points or more, but who returned less than 10% of their cost, with the difference between their score and their price.
ALEOTTI Giovanni
-391​
1​
POELS Wout
-489​
1​
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
-507​
20​
DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David
-549​
1​
BARDET Romain
-877​
5​
ALMEIDA Joao Pedro Gonçalves
-1578​
1​

And finally, to give comfort to some, the Bad luck table, sorted by number of non-finishers, then by the difference between what those non-finishers cost and the points they may have gained before withdrawal.
Laarsland
5​
1342​
ZigzagWanderer
4​
2476​
Del1962
4​
2121​
Rote_Laterne
4​
2079​
AmisVelo
4​
2079​
DJSprtsch
4​
1554​
Triley36
3​
2219​
Scrooll07
3​
2219​
SlowClimber
3​
1954​
JumboVismaFan
3​
1954​
Northerner
3​
1761​
Leadbelly
3​
1761​
Bonimenier
3​
1702​
EvansIsTheBest
3​
1551​
Bminchow
3​
1487​
Otoxiep87
3​
1406​
Mellow_Velo
2​
1896​
Manafana
2​
1482​
Will10
2​
1447​
Comodoro
2​
1342​
SafeBet
2​
1342​
Kazistuta
2​
1254​
Nyssinator
2​
1254​
ArchieBoy
2​
1254​
Armchair_Cyclist
2​
1153​
Yellow_Knight
2​
926​
Rufs
2​
737​
BluesInTheBottle
2​
671​
Salvarani
1​
877​
Titan31
1​
721​
RedheadDane
1​
549​
Berflamand
1​
507​
Vladimir
1​
419​
SamuCuenca
1​
217​
Search
1​
164​
Josedin
0​
0​
BicycleBoy
0​
0​
Collective_Wisdom
3​
1761​
which perhaps makes Rote Laterne's 4th place more commendable.

And even finalier, the standings after two rounds of the Four Seasons challenge (ie totals for those who contested both this and the Spring Classics game, Tour and Vuelta to follow).
1​
Josedin
2847​
2​
Search
2769​
3​
Leadbelly
2757​
4​
AmisVelo
2661​
5​
Comodoro
2653​
6​
BluesInTheBottle
2588​
7​
Rufs
2499​
8​
Rote_Laterne
2496​
9​
Kazistuta
2462​
10​
Laarsland
2401​
11​
EvansIsTheBest
2380​
12​
Vladimir
2378​
13​
Triley36
2305​
14​
Otoxiep87
2296​
15​
Armchair_Cyclist
2261​
16​
SlowClimber
2228​
17​
Berflamand
2128​
18​
Del1962
2081​
19​
Salvarani
2001​
20​
Bminchow
1949​
21​
JumboVismaFan
1755​
22​
BicycleBoy
1702​
23​
Mellow_Velo
1625​
24​
Scrooll07
1623​
25​
DJSprtsch
1320​
26​
RedheadDane
752​
Collective_Wisdom
2268​

And remind me to tell you on around 23rd June that the Tour de France CQ Game should be 8 riders with a maximum budget of 4000 points as of 26th June, to be confirmed from a CQ update on the 27th, and that you'll need to submit teams by whatever time the first rider goes down the ramp in Copenhagen on 1st July.

Now, Emerging riders games...
 
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