2022 Spring Classics CQ Game

About a week and a half to go, so time to launch this one.

For many fans, it is the one day races during the spring that are the essence of the sport rather than the three week marathons. This is your chance to show your expertise in recognising the ability of the riders in the varied routes that such races encompass.
Your team will consist of 12 riders, and your budget is 3000pts, the price of each rider being his 2021 CQ scores: you might have the data left over from your Main game selection investigations, or look at the list here (after setting the year to 2021), or download cq20220101.zip from here.

You will score points (hopefully) at the one day races of WorldTour or ProTour from the last weekend of February to the first of May. There are 25 of them:
1​
26-Feb​
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad1.WT3
2​
26-Feb​
Faun-Ardèche Classic1.Pro
3​
27-Feb​
Drome Classic1.Pro
4​
27-Feb​
Kuurne - Bruxelles - Kuurne1.Pro
5​
02-Mar​
Trofeo Laigueglia1.Pro
6​
05-Mar​
Strade Bianche1.WT3
7​
16-Mar​
Danilith Nokere Koerse1.Pro
8​
16-Mar​
Milano - Torino1.Pro
9​
17-Mar​
Grand Prix de Denain1.Pro
10​
18-Mar​
Bredene Koksijde Classic1.Pro
11​
19-Mar​
Milano-Sanremo1.WT1
12​
23-Mar​
Classic Brugge-De Panne1.WT3
13​
25-Mar​
E3 Saxo Bank Classic1.WT2
14​
27-Mar​
Gent-Wevelgem1.WT2
15​
27-Mar​
GP Industria 1.Pro
16​
30-Mar​
Dwars door Vlaanderen1.WT3
17​
02-Apr​
GP Miguel Indurain1.Pro
18​
03-Apr​
Ronde van Vlaanderen1.WT1
19​
06-Apr​
Scheldeprijs1.Pro
20​
10-Apr​
Amstel Gold Race1.WT2
21​
13-Apr​
De Brabantse Pijl1.Pro
22​
17-Apr​
Paris-Roubaix1.WT1
23​
20-Apr​
La Flèche Wallonne1.WT2
24​
24-Apr​
Liège-Bastogne-Liège1.WT1
25​
01-May​
Eschborn-Frankfurt1.WT3

Four different categories of race, with 4 different scales of points to be won:

Position1.WT11.WT21.WT31.Pro
1​
280​
220​
180​
130​
2​
170​
132​
108​
78​
3​
145​
112​
92​
66​
4​
125​
96​
78​
58​
5​
112​
86​
70​
52​
6​
100​
76​
62​
46​
7​
90​
66​
54​
40​
8​
80​
58​
46​
34​
9​
70​
52​
40​
28​
10​
62​
46​
36​
24​
11​
54​
40​
30​
20​
12​
46​
35​
27​
18​
13​
42​
30​
24​
16​
14​
38​
27​
22​
14​
15​
34​
24​
20​
12​
16​
32​
21​
18​
10​
17​
30​
19​
16​
9​
18​
28​
18​
14​
8​
19​
26​
17​
12​
7​
20​
24​
16​
11​
6​
21​
22​
15​
10​
5​
22​
20​
14​
9​
5​
23​
18​
13​
8​
5​
24​
16​
12​
7​
5​
25​
14​
11​
6​
5​
26​
12​
10​
5​
5​
27​
10​
9​
5​
5​
28​
8​
8​
5​
5​
29​
7​
7​
5​
5​
30​
6​
6​
5​
5​
>30
5​
5​
5​
0


Teams to me by PM at Cycling News or Velorooms by the time the Omloop starts in the (European) morning of 26th Feb; updates on the evening of each race, hopefully.

Hopefully we are going to have a full Spring programme after a couple of disrupted years: we even have an Autumn classic that has changed dates to get involved, having enjoyed its appearance in the 2020 redux version of the game.

Good luck!
 
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About a week and a half to go, so time to launch this one.

For many fans, it is the one day races during the spring that are the essence of the sport rather than the three week marathons. This is your chance to show your expertise in recognising the ability of the riders in the varied routes that such races encompass.
Your team will consist of 12 riders, and your budget is 3000pts, the price of each rider being his 2021 CQ scores: you might have the data left over from your Main game selection investigations, or look at the list here (after setting the year to 2021), or download cq20220101.zip from here.

You will score points (hopefully) at the one day races of WorldTour or ProTour from the last weekend of February to the first of May. There are 25 of them:
1​
26-Feb​
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad1.WT3
2​
26-Feb​
Faun-Ardèche Classic1.Pro
3​
27-Feb​
Drome Classic1.Pro
4​
27-Feb​
Kuurne - Bruxelles - Kuurne1.Pro
5​
02-Mar​
Trofeo Laigueglia1.Pro
6​
05-Mar​
Strade Bianche1.WT3
7​
16-Mar​
Danilith Nokere Koerse1.Pro
8​
16-Mar​
Milano - Torino1.Pro
9​
17-Mar​
Grand Prix de Denain1.Pro
10​
18-Mar​
Bredene Koksijde Classic1.Pro
11​
19-Mar​
Milano-Sanremo1.WT1
12​
23-Mar​
Classic Brugge-De Panne1.WT3
13​
25-Mar​
E3 Saxo Bank Classic1.WT2
14​
27-Mar​
Gent-Wevelgem1.WT2
15​
27-Mar​
GP Industria1.Pro
16​
30-Mar​
Dwars door Vlaanderen1.WT3
17​
02-Apr​
GP Miguel Indurain1.Pro
18​
03-Apr​
Ronde van Vlaanderen1.WT1
19​
06-Apr​
Scheldeprijs1.Pro
20​
10-Apr​
Amstel Gold Race1.WT2
21​
13-Apr​
De Brabantse Pijl1.Pro
22​
17-Apr​
Paris-Roubaix1.WT1
23​
20-Apr​
La Flèche Wallonne1.WT2
24​
24-Apr​
Liège-Bastogne-Liège1.WT1
25​
01-May​
Eschborn-Frankfurt1.WT3

Four different categories of race, with 4 different scales of points to be won:

Position1.WT11.WT21.WT31.Pro
1​
280​
220​
180​
130​
2​
170​
132​
108​
78​
3​
145​
112​
92​
66​
4​
125​
96​
78​
58​
5​
112​
86​
70​
52​
6​
100​
76​
62​
46​
7​
90​
66​
54​
40​
8​
80​
58​
46​
34​
9​
70​
52​
40​
28​
10​
62​
46​
36​
24​
11​
54​
40​
30​
20​
12​
46​
35​
27​
18​
13​
42​
30​
24​
16​
14​
38​
27​
22​
14​
15​
34​
24​
20​
12​
16​
32​
21​
18​
10​
17​
30​
19​
16​
9​
18​
28​
18​
14​
8​
19​
26​
17​
12​
7​
20​
24​
16​
11​
6​
21​
22​
15​
10​
5​
22​
20​
14​
9​
5​
23​
18​
13​
8​
5​
24​
16​
12​
7​
5​
25​
14​
11​
6​
5​
26​
12​
10​
5​
5​
27​
10​
9​
5​
5​
28​
8​
8​
5​
5​
29​
7​
7​
5​
5​
30​
6​
6​
5​
5​
>30
5​
5​
5​
0


Teams to me by PM at Cycling News or Velorooms by the time the Omloop starts in the (European) morning of 26th Feb; updates on the evening of each race, hopefully.

Hopefully we are going to have a full Spring programme after a couple of disrupted years: we even have an Autumn classic that has changed dates to get involved, having enjoyed its appearance in the 2020 redux version of the game.

Good luck!
Oh I forgot about this. Great fun but hard to predict who will be starting in the races.
 
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There are 95 different riders selected so far, with all sorts of different races in mind. 58 of them are unique to the manager that chose them, while 3 are in more than half the teams. 11 of those picked are at a cost of 500 points or more: only one team has none of these major picks, everyone else has at least two of them. Popularity rankings vary from 30% to 88% of the most popular possible (thus far) team.
If every rider selected performs exactly the same in this set of races as they did last year, the range of final scores will be from 1478 down to 542 (I have found a legitimate team, excluding retired riders, that would score 2161 if that unlikely scenario were to happen).

If you have sent in a team and not had an acknowledgement, please nudge me.

But these numbers are really just a ruse to bump the thread and remind you to get your team in by Saturday morning.
 
So here we go:
Teams and Riders
27 teams (plus three calculated ones: I'll mention them later) and 124 riders. The 75 of those that are unique picks are indicated here with an asterisk.

Amis Velo
MOSCON Gianni
BENOOT Tiesj
COQUARD Bryan
GROENEWEGEN Dylan
BETTIOL Alberto
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
JORGENSON Matteo
DOULL Owain
VLIEGEN Loïc
DE LIE Arnaud
JUNGELS Bob

Armchair Cyclist
TURGIS Anthony
COVI Alessandro
VAN ASBROECK Tom *
NAESEN Oliver
VERMEERSCH Florian
BETTIOL Alberto
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
ROBEET Ludovic *
BAUER Jack *
GROVES Kaden
DE LIE Arnaud
JUNGELS Bob

Berflamand
PIDCOCK Thomas
BALLERINI Davide *
CAMPENAERTS Victor
STYBAR Zdenek
BAGIOLI Andrea
VERMEERSCH Florian
TULETT Ben *
OSS Daniel *
NARVAEZ PRADO Jhonatan Manuel *
HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversby
KÄMNA Lennard
KEUKELEIRE Jens

Bicycle Boy
SAGAN Peter
PIDCOCK Thomas
MOSCON Gianni
VERMEERSCH Florian
BETTIOL Alberto
WALLS Matthew *
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
JUNGELS Bob
VANBILSEN Kenneth *
UIJTDEBROEKS Cian
VADER Milan
VERMOTE Julien *

Blues in the Bottle
PIDCOCK Thomas
POLITT Nils
BENOOT Tiesj
VERMEERSCH Florian
BYSTRØM Sven Erik *
VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan
VAN WILDER Ilan *
VAN DEN BERG Julius *
DOULL Owain
HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversby
PARET-PEINTRE Valentin *
ELOSEGUI MOMEÑE Iñigo *

Bminchow
PIDCOCK Thomas
MOSCON Gianni
SIMMONS Quinn
BETTIOL Alberto
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
KRON Andreas Lorentz
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
EEKHOFF Nils
RUTSCH Jonas
THIJSSEN Gerben *
JUNGELS Bob
Vader Milan

Comodoro
PIDCOCK Thomas
PEDERSEN Mads
FUGLSANG Jakob
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
VAN DIJKE Mick
HERMANS Quinten *
VAN DEN BERG Marijn
RUTSCH Jonas
MARCHAND Gianni *
GOOSSENS Kobe *
GROVES Kaden
UIJTDEBROEKS Cian

Del 1962
SAGAN Peter
PIDCOCK Thomas
VANMARCKE Sep
NAESEN Oliver
STYBAR Zdenek
BETTIOL Alberto
KÄMNA Lennard
KEUKELEIRE Jens
JUNGELS Bob
PETIT Adrien
SHEFFIELD Magnus
LAWLESS Christopher

DJSprtsch
SAGAN Peter
COVI Alessandro
EWAN Caleb
GROENEWEGEN Dylan
BETTIOL Alberto
KRON Andreas Lorentz
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
LIVYNS Arjen *
JUNGELS Bob
BOVEN Lars *
JAUREGUI Quentin *
VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume

Evans is the Best
VAN AVERMAET Greg *
GIRMAY HAILU Biniam *
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
NAESEN Oliver
BAGIOLI Andrea
VERMEERSCH Florian
BETTIOL Alberto
KOOIJ Olav *
DECLERCQ Tim *
DE LIE Arnaud
GALL Felix *
VADER Milan

Josedin
PIDCOCK Thomas
TURGIS Anthony
TILLER Rasmus Fossum *
VANSEVENANT Mauri
STEWART Jake *
LOUVEL Matis *
VAN GILS Maxim *
VAN TRICHT Stan *
PRICE-PEJTERSEN Johan *
SHEFFIELD Magnus
VANDENABEELE Henri *
UIJTDEBROEKS Cian

Jumbo Visma Fan
PIDCOCK Thomas
COVI Alessandro
NAESEN Oliver
VERMEERSCH Florian
GROENEWEGEN Dylan
BETTIOL Alberto
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
EEKHOFF Nils
KIRSCH Alex
DE LIE Arnaud
JUNGELS Bob
SHEFFIELD Magnus

Kazistuta
PIDCOCK Thomas
MOSCON Gianni
GROENEWEGEN Dylan
BETTIOL Alberto
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
JORGENSON Matteo
EEKHOFF Nils
WRIGHT Fred *
DOULL Owain
DE LIE Arnaud
JUNGELS Bob

Laarsland
COSNEFROY Benoît *
KRISTOFF Alexander
EWAN Caleb
NAESEN Oliver
BAGIOLI Andrea
CAPIOT Amaury *
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
DE LIE Arnaud
KÄMNA Lennard
JUNGELS Bob
VERNON Ethan *
SHEFFIELD Magnus

Leadbelly
PIDCOCK Thomas
MOSCON Gianni
TURGIS Anthony
VANMARCKE Sep
STYBAR Zdenek
BETTIOL Alberto
DE LIE Arnaud
GOUGEARD Alexis *
GAZZOLI Michele *
JUNGELS Bob
SHEFFIELD Magnus
TURNER Benjamin *

Los Brolin
TURGIS Anthony
COVI Alessandro
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
NAESEN Oliver
BAGIOLI Andrea
BETTIOL Alberto
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
VAN MOER Brent *
WAERENSKJOLD Søren *
GROVES Kaden
HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversby
DE LIE Arnaud

Mellow Velo
LAMPAERT Yves *
PIDCOCK Thomas
STYBAR Zdenek
VERMEERSCH Florian
BETTIOL Alberto
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
DOULL Owain
KIRSCH Alex
KEUKELEIRE Jens
JUNGELS Bob
KAMP Alexander *
LAWLESS Christopher

Otoxiep87
PIDCOCK Thomas
BENOOT Tiesj
STYBAR Zdenek
VERMEERSCH Florian
BETTIOL Alberto
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
EEKHOFF Nils
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
DE LIE Arnaud
KEUKELEIRE Jens
JUNGELS Bob

Redhead Dane
VANMARCKE Sep
AFFINI Edoardo *
EENKHOORN Pascal *
DURBRIDGE Luke *
PERICHON Pierre-Luc *
SBARAGLI Kristian *
RIESEBEEK Oscar *
RICKAERT Jonas *
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
OLIVEIRA Rui Filipe Alves *
ROOSEN Timo *
LAENGEN Vegard Stake *

Rote Laterne
PIDCOCK Thomas
MOSCON Gianni
TURGIS Anthony
VANMARCKE Sep
VERMEERSCH Florian
BETTIOL Alberto
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
PETERS Nans *
SHEFFIELD Magnus
QUINTANA ROJAS Dayer Uberney *
LAWLESS Christopher
VADER Milan

Rufs
PIDCOCK Thomas
JAKOBSEN Fabio *
PEDERSEN Mads
CAMPENAERTS Victor
KRON Andreas Lorentz
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversby
VLIEGEN Loïc
KÄMNA Lennard
KEUKELEIRE Jens
VERMAERKE Kevin *
LAWLESS Christopher

Salvarani
PIDCOCK Thomas
PEDERSEN Mads
MOSCON Gianni
FUGLSANG Jakob
BETTIOL Alberto
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
HOOLE Daan *
GALLOPIN Tony *
DE LIE Arnaud
KÄMNA Lennard
JUNGELS Bob
VADER Milan

Scrooll07
KWIATKOWSKI Michal *
BENOOT Tiesj
HOELGAARD Markus *
VERMEERSCH Florian
MOLARD Rudy *
CLAEYS Dimitri *
VAN DIJKE Mick
VAN DEN BERG Marijn
LANGEVELD Sebastian *
HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversby
VLIEGEN Loïc
UIJTDEBROEKS Cian

Search
PIDCOCK Thomas
KRISTOFF Alexander
COQUARD Bryan
NAESEN Oliver
STYBAR Zdenek
BETTIOL Alberto
OLDANI Stefano *
TIZZA Marco *
KÄMNA Lennard
ROWE Luke *
LAWLESS Christopher
VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume

Slow Climber
POLITT Nils
KRISTOFF Alexander
MOSCON Gianni
CAMPENAERTS Victor
BETTIOL Alberto
KRON Andreas Lorentz
CLARKE Simon *
WALLAYS Jelle *
PETIT Adrien
SHEFFIELD Magnus
LAWLESS Christopher
VADER Milan

TRiley36
TURGIS Anthony
VANSEVENANT Mauri
DEGENKOLB John *
STYBAR Zdenek
VERMEERSCH Florian
SIMMONS Quinn
BETTIOL Alberto
VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
DE LIE Arnaud
JUNGELS Bob
SHEFFIELD Magnus

Vladimir
MOSCON Gianni
TURGIS Anthony
VANMARCKE Sep
NAESEN Oliver
BETTIOL Alberto
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
FELLINE Fabio *
FEDOROV Yevgeniy *
KONYCHEV Alexander *
HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversby
KEUKELEIRE Jens

27 is an improvement on last year's participation, so that's encouraging.
 
Riders
Frequency of picks (out of 27 teams)
19: BETTIOL Alberto
16: PIDCOCK Thomas
14: JUNGELS Bob
11: DE LIE Arnaud, VERMEERSCH Florian
10: ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
9: MOSCON Gianni
8: NAESEN Oliver, SHEFFIELD Magnus
7: STYBAR Zdenek, TURGIS Anthony
11 riders thus far, but Turgis would make the Collective Wisdom team too expensive. So he is not included in it, and the last two spots are made up of doubling the average performance of the riders on 6 teams.
6: GARCIA CORTINA Ivan, HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversby, KÄMNA Lennard, KEUKELEIRE Jens, LAWLESS Christopher, VADER Milan
5: VANMARCKE Sep
4: AYUSO PESQUERA Juan, BAGIOLI Andrea, BENOOT Tiesj, BOASSON HAGEN Edvald, COVI Alessandro, DOULL Owain, EEKHOFF Nils, GROENEWEGEN Dylan, KRON Andreas Lorentz, UIJTDEBROEKS Cian
3: CAMPENAERTS Victor, GROVES Kaden, KRISTOFF Alexander, PEDERSEN Mads, SAGAN Peter, VLIEGEN Loïc
2: COQUARD Bryan, EWAN Caleb, FUGLSANG Jakob, GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando, JORGENSON Matteo, KIRSCH Alex, PETIT Adrien, POLITT Nils, RUTSCH Jonas, SIMMONS Quinn, VAN DEN BERG Marijn, VAN DIJKE Mick, VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan, VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume, VANSEVENANT Mauri

Popularity ranking
Bettiol is on 19 teams, so gives 19 points, a unique pick gives 1

Pop ptsUnique picks
1​
Otoxiep87
112​
0​
2​
JumboVismaFan
105​
0​
3​
Del1962
100​
0​
3​
Kazistuta
100​
1​
5​
Leadbelly
99​
3​
6​
Bminchow
93​
1​
6​
MellowVelo
93​
2​
6​
RoteLaterne
93​
2​
9​
Salvarani
92​
2​
10​
Armchair
90​
3​
11​
BicycleBoy
89​
3​
12​
AmisVelo
88​
0​
12​
Triley36
88​
1​
14​
Vladimir
79​
3​
15​
LosBrolin
76​
2​
16​
Search
72​
3​
17​
EvansIsTheBest
66​
5​
18​
DJSprtsch
65​
3​
19​
SlowClimber
64​
2​
20​
Berflamand
63​
4​
20​
Laarsland
63​
3​
22​
Rufs
59​
2​
23​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
50​
5​
24​
Josedin
44​
7​
25​
Comodoro
43​
3​
26​
Scrool07
37​
5​
27​
RedheadDane
25​
10​
CollectiveWisdom
125​
0​

2021 Classics ranking
Probably not very significant, but this shows the points earned by the riders in these teams in this set of races last year. Do low scores mean that they are not suited to these races, or that they are good value picks this year after underscoring last time? Disclosure: I use it as part of my selection thoughts (hence some of my stranger UPs).
1​
RoteLaterne
1565​
2​
Leadbelly
1478​
3​
Armchair
1467​
4​
Berflamand
1397​
5​
Josedin
1388​
6​
MellowVelo
1377​
7​
Otoxiep87
1363​
8​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
1343​
9​
Del1962
1300​
10​
Vladimir
1268​
11​
Triley36
1204​
12​
Search
1113​
13​
BicycleBoy
1106​
14​
Comodoro
1091​
15​
Salvarani
1052​
16​
EvansIsTheBest
1048​
17​
Bminchow
1043​
18​
Kazistuta
1014​
19​
JumboVismaFan
994​
20​
LosBrolin
955​
21​
Scrool07
886​
22​
Rufs
864​
23​
Laarsland
787​
24​
RedheadDane
733​
25​
AmisVelo
727​
26​
SlowClimber
667​
27​
DJSprtsch
542​
CollectiveWisdom
1370​
SoLastYear
2161​
The SoLastYear team is the second of the additional teams: as mentioned earlier in the thread, I believe it is the highest scoring( in terms of these races in 2021) bunch that are still riding that can be put together, within budget.

The third calculated team that you will see in updates comprises the 12 most popular picks in the Main CQ Game: it is slightly over budget but has big spends on GC specialists who will have no real ambitions in this series.
 
Argh, had my team almost ready a few days ago and wanted to wait until closer to the deadline , in case of late news, and send it in, but completely forgot to do so, so missing out of the game now for the first time. But I will be back next year and good luck to the rest.

Too late for a late entry now, with the first race done, but my team would have looked like this:

PIDCOCK Thomas 708
VANMARCKE Sep 377
BETTIOL Alberto 257
NARVAEZ PRADO Jhonatan Manuel
77
DE LIE Arnaud 57
JUNGELS Bob 42
SHEFFIELD Magnus 19
NAESEN Oliver 324
TURGIS Anthony 540
PEDERSEN Mads 589
JOHANSEN Julius 5
UIJTDEBROEKS Cian 0

2995
 
Team intersections
The most similar teams, with 9 men in common, are those of Amis Velo and Kazistuta. There are a few pairings that have an overlap of 7 riders:
Armchair and Los Brolin
Bminchow and Kazistuta
Kazistuta and Otoxiep87
Kazistuta and Mellow Velo

Big Spends
The budget allows an average spend of 250 points per rider: the picks that were deemed worth twice as much as that were:
Sagan with Pidcock: Bicycle Boy, Del1962
with Covi: DJSprtsch

Lampaert with Pidcock: Mellow Velo

Cosnefroy with Krisstof: Laarsland

Pidcock with Jakobsen and Pedersen: Rufs
with Politt and Benoot: Blues in the Bottle, Otoxiep87
with Pedersen: Comodoro,
with Pedersen and Moscon: Salvarani
with Kristoff: Search
with Moscon: Bminchow, Kazistuta
with Moscon and Turgis: Rote Laterne
with Moscon and Covi: Leadbelly
with Covi: Jumbo Visma Fan,
alone: Berflamand

Politt with Kristoff and Moscon: Slow Climber

Van Avermaet alone: Evans is the Best

Moscon with Turgis: Vladimir
with Benoot: Amis Velo,

Kwiatkowski with Benoot: Scrooll07

Turgis with Covi: Armchair Cyclist, Los Brolin
alone: TRiley36

Redhead Dane has no-one of 500 or more, Vanmarcke at 377 being her most expensive rider.

Inter-forum challenge
Averaged out scores for the two forums that co-host the game:
The VeloRooms team is AmisVelo, Josedin, Leadbelly, MellowVelo, Otoxiep87, RoteLaterne, Scrool07 and Search
Everyone else (except me) is part of the Cycling News Forum team.

Sorry the info has been spread so much across the afternoon: I was trying to host guests, cook lunch, watch 5 races and cheer on two nephews in wins in the Irish national Indoor Athletics championships.

I'll have a spin on the trainer, then see what I can work out from today's pair of races.
 
Argh, had my team almost ready a few days ago and wanted to wait until closer to the deadline , in case of late news, and send it in, but completely forgot to do so, so missing out of the game now for the first time. But I will be back next year and good luck to the rest.

Too late for a late entry now, with the first race done, but my team would have looked like this:

PIDCOCK Thomas 708
VANMARCKE Sep 377
BETTIOL Alberto 257
NARVAEZ PRADO Jhonatan Manuel
77
DE LIE Arnaud 57
JUNGELS Bob 42
SHEFFIELD Magnus 19
NAESEN Oliver 324
TURGIS Anthony 540
PEDERSEN Mads 589
JOHANSEN Julius 5
UIJTDEBROEKS Cian 0

2995
I look after my loyal customers. Included in the spreadsheet:if anyone wants to add their own asterisk, that's up to them. If he wins, I will deduct the late entry fee from the cash prize.

But don't expect me to recalculate all the popularity data and overlap data...
 
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Reactions: Blues in the bottle
Race 1:Faun Ardèche Classic
I'll do the lesser of the day's events first, largely by way of testing the spreadsheet.
It is at least more impactful than last year, when it yielded points from one unique pick, and that was it. I'm not sure that I have ever watched it before: nice race (I rewound to last 30km)

Race Pos'nPtsTeams
2​
VANSEVENANT Mauri
78​
2​
4​
KÄMNA Lennard
58​
6​
12​
KRON Andreas Lorentz
18​
4​
14​
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
14​
4​
17​
OLDANI Stefano
9​
1​
27​
VAN GILS Maxim
5​
1​


This raceMain scorersGreen points
1​
Triley36
92​
Vansevenant & Ayuso
80​
2​
Rufs
90​
Kamna/Kron/Ayuso
50​
3​
Josedin
83​
Vansevenant & Van Gils
35​
4​
Search
67​
Kamna & Oldani
25​
5​
Berflamand
58​
8.25​
5​
Del1962
58​
8.25​
5​
Laarsland
58​
8.25​
5​
Salvarani
58​
8.25​
9​
Bminchow
18​
1​
9​
DJSprtsch
18​
1​
9​
SlowClimber
18​
1​

Green points? What are they?
There is a positions based minor classification in the game. The top ten teams in every race (regardless of the category of the race) receive 'green points' in the distribution 80, 50, 35, 25, 15, 10, 5, 3, 2, 1 (lifted from the stage points that CQ give in the Tour de France). Where there is a tie, points are aggregated and shared (so here the points for 5th to 8th were shared equally between the 4 teams in joint 5th (15+10+5+3=33, 33/4=8.25))


Standings so that the other Ayuso teams don't feel left out

1​
Triley36
92​
2​
Rufs
90​
3​
Josedin
83​
4​
Search
67​
5​
Berflamand
58​
5​
Del1962
58​
5​
Laarsland
58​
5​
Salvarani
58​
9​
Bminchow
18​
9​
DJSprtsch
18​
9​
SlowClimber
18​
12​
JumboVismaFan
14​
12​
RoteLaterne
14​
Collective Wisdom19
SoLastYear0
MainGamePop72

And 15 teams are yet to score, but the Omloop should remedy that.
 
PtsTeams
VAN AVERMAET Greg
92​
1 (Evans is the Best)​
CAMPENAERTS Victor
78​
3​
NAESEN Oliver
70​
9​
TILLER Rasmus Fossum
62​
1(Josedin)​
CLARKE Simon
30​
1 (Slow Climber)​
LOUVEL Matis
22​
1(Josedin)​
KIRSCH Alex
20​
2​
DOULL Owain
18​
4​
PIDCOCK Thomas
14​
17​
WRIGHT Fred
11​
1​
CAPIOT Amaury
8​
1​
and 31 others who scored 5 for finishing

This raceMain scorersGreen points
1​
EvansIsTheBest
167​
GvA/Naesen
80​
2​
SlowClimber
133​
Campanaerts/Clarke
50​
3​
Berflamand
122​
Campanaerts/Pidcock
35​
4​
JumboVismaFan
114​
Naesen/Kirsch/Pidcock
25​
5​
Del1962
109​
Naesen/Pidcock
15​
6​
Rufs
107​
10​
7​
Search
104​
5​
8​
Josedin
103​
3​
9​
Vladimir
95​
2​
10​
Madrazo
94​
1​
11​
Laarsland
88​
12​
Armchair
85​
12​
LosBrolin
85​
14​
MellowVelo
77​
15​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
62​
16​
Kazistuta
58​
17​
AmisVelo
48​
18​
Otoxiep87
44​
19​
Leadbelly
34​
20​
Bminchow
29​
20​
RoteLaterne
29​
20​
BicycleBoy
29​
23​
Triley36
25​
23​
Scrool07
25​
25​
Salvarani
24​
26​
DJSprtsch
20​
26​
RedheadDane
20​
28​
Comodoro
19​
CollectiveWisdom
114​
SoLastYear
129​
MainGamePop
14​

Standings
Green
1​
EvansIsTheBest
80​
11​
1​
Triley36
80​
0​
3​
Rufs
60​
-1​
4​
SlowClimber
51​
5​
5​
Berflamand
43.25​
0​
6​
Josedin
38​
-3​
7​
Search
30​
-3​
8​
JumboVismaFan
25​
4​
9​
Del1962
23.25​
-4​
10​
Laarsland
8.25​
-5​
10​
Salvarani
8.25​
-5​
12​
Vladimir
2​
0​
13​
Bminchow
1​
-4​
13​
DJSprtsch
1​
-4​
On the whole, I'll only post the top 10 and those tied for tenth in this classification.


Main
1​
Rufs
197​
1​
2​
Josedin
186​
1​
3​
Berflamand
180​
2​
4​
Search
171​
0​
5​
Del1962
167​
0​
5​
EvansIsTheBest
167​
9​
7​
SlowClimber
151​
2​
8​
Laarsland
146​
-3​
9​
JumboVismaFan
128​
3​
10​
Triley36
117​
-9​
11​
Vladimir
95​
3​
12​
Madrazo
94​
2​
13​
Armchair
85​
1​
13​
LosBrolin
85​
1​
15​
Salvarani
82​
-10​
16​
MellowVelo
77​
-2​
17​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
62​
-3​
18​
Kazistuta
58​
-4​
19​
AmisVelo
48​
-5​
20​
Bminchow
47​
-11​
21​
Otoxiep87
44​
-7​
22​
RoteLaterne
43​
-10​
23​
DJSprtsch
38​
-14​
24​
Leadbelly
34​
-10​
25​
BicycleBoy
29​
-11​
26​
Scrool07
25​
-12​
27​
RedheadDane
20​
-13​
28​
Comodoro
19​
-14​
CollectiveWisdom
133​
SoLastYear
129​
MainGamePop
86​
Don't fear: early days yet.

CNForumites: 99
Team VeloRooms: 79

The spreadsheet is here on Google drive; I won't repeat the link every update, but it should stay at the same location.
 
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Race 3:Faun Drôme Classic
Why have I never watched this pair of races before?

Race Pos'nPtsTeams
3​
COSNEFROY Benoît
66​
1​
4​
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
58​
4​
7​
GIRMAY HAILU Biniam
40​
1​
8​
OLDANI Stefano
34​
1​
16​
SIMMONS Quinn
10​
2​
21​
KÄMNA Lennard
5​
6​
25​
VAN GILS Maxim
5​
1​

I don't think the cameras showed us Cosnefroy (and Martin) overtaking Ayuso, but that move determined today's outcome as far as this game is concerned.

1​
Laarsland
71​
Cosnefroy
80​
2​
Triley36
68​
Ayuso & Simmons
50​
3​
Rufs
63​
Ayuso
35​
4​
JumboVismaFan
58​
Ayuso
20​
4​
RoteLaterne
58​
Ayuso
20​
6​
EvansIsTheBest
40​
Girmay
10​
7​
Search
39​
Oldani
5​
8​
Bminchow
10​
3​
9​
Berflamand
5​
0.75​
9​
Del1962
5​
0.75​
9​
Josedin
5​
0.75​
9​
Salvarani
5​
0.75​
CollectiveWisdom
2​
MainGamePop
63​
Ayuso

Standings
Of course, these will only stand until I get around to processing the KBK results, but that might be a while: need to visit the mother-in-law.

Green
TRiley takes a first and a second from the French undercard on the opening weekend.
Green pointschange in rank
1​
Triley36
130​
0​
2​
Rufs
95​
1​
3​
EvansIsTheBest
90​
-2​
4​
Laarsland
88.25​
6​
5​
SlowClimber
51​
-1​
6​
JumboVismaFan
45​
2​
7​
Berflamand
44​
-2​
8​
Josedin
38.75​
-2​
9​
Search
35​
-2​
10​
Del1962
24​
-1​

Main
But the higher points of the World Tour race hold sway

RankTeamPointsChange in rank
1​
Rufs
260​
0​
2​
Laarsland
217​
6​
3​
Search
210​
1​
4​
EvansIsTheBest
207​
1​
5​
Josedin
191​
-3​
6​
JumboVismaFan
186​
3​
7​
Berflamand
185​
-4​
7​
Triley36
185​
3​
9​
Del1962
172​
-4​
10​
SlowClimber
151​
-3​
11​
RoteLaterne
101​
11​
12​
Vladimir
95​
-1​
13​
Madrazo
94​
-1​
14​
Salvarani
87​
1​
15​
Armchair
85​
-2​
15​
LosBrolin
85​
-2​
17​
MellowVelo
77​
-1​
18​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
62​
-1​
19​
Kazistuta
58​
-1​
20​
Bminchow
57​
0​
21​
AmisVelo
48​
-2​
22​
Otoxiep87
44​
-1​
23​
DJSprtsch
38​
0​
24​
Leadbelly
34​
0​
25​
BicycleBoy
29​
0​
26​
Scrool07
25​
0​
27​
RedheadDane
20​
0​
28​
Comodoro
19​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
135​
SoLastYear
129​
MainGamePop
149​

And if you think Rufs has made an impressive start after three races, wait until you see who has Jakobsen as a unique pick.
 
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