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2022 Spring Classics CQ Game

Page 3 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.
Race 13: E3 Harelbeke
We have a team in the game called 'Jumbo Visma Fan', but even he didn't get the top two in what became (yet another) JV show of strength. In fairness, their prices were rather daunting.

But among those that we did pick:

Race Pos'nPtsTeams
5​
GIRMAY HAILU Biniam
86​
1​
6​
NARVAEZ PRADO Jhonatan Manuel
76​
2​
9​
BENOOT Tiesj
52​
4​
11​
TILLER Rasmus Fossum
40​
1​
13​
TURGIS Anthony
30​
8​
16​
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
21​
6​
18​
VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan
18​
2​
21​
NAESEN Oliver
15​
9​
24​
PEDERSEN Mads
12​
4​
27​
TURNER Benjamin
9​
1​
and 25 'fivers'.

Very slightly higher scoring than De Panne on Wednesday, and everyone got something:
This raceMain scorersGreen points
1​
Madrazo
143​
Narvaez/Turgis/Naesen/Pedersen
80​
2​
EvansIsTheBest
106​
Girmay/Naesen
50​
3​
Berflamand
91​
Narvaez
35​
4​
Otoxiep87
83​
Benoot/Garcia
25​
5​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
80​
Benoot/Van Hooydonck
15​
6​
AmisVelo
78​
Benoot/Garcia
10​
7​
Vladimir
76​
Turgis/Garcia/Naesen
5​
8​
Josedin
75​
Tiller/Turgis
3​
9​
Triley36
68​
2​
10​
Scrool07
62​
1​
11​
Leadbelly
59​
12​
Armchair
55​
13​
LosBrolin
50​
14​
MellowVelo
36​
15​
Del1962
35​
15​
RoteLaterne
35​
17​
Kazistuta
31​
18​
JumboVismaFan
30​
19​
Bminchow
26​
20​
Laarsland
25​
20​
Search
25​
22​
DJSprtsch
20​
23​
Comodoro
17​
23​
Salvarani
17​
25​
RedheadDane
15​
26​
Rufs
12​
27​
BicycleBoy
10​
27​
SlowClimber
10​
CollectiveWisdom
37​
SoLastYear
63​
MainGamePop
5​
and two of the teams who had not been in the top ten for a race, and therefore were still on zero green points, made the top ten here.

Standings

Green points
To celebrate getting halfway through the game, here is the full green points table rather than just the top ten. Apologies to MV.
Green pointschange in rank
1​
Laarsland
398.5​
0​
2​
Triley36
217.2​
0​
3​
SlowClimber
188.5​
0​
4​
JumboVismaFan
188.28​
0​
5​
EvansIsTheBest
183.28​
3​
6​
Rufs
182.67​
-1​
7​
Madrazo
179.53​
5​
8​
LosBrolin
160​
-2​
9​
Bminchow
136​
-2​
10​
Armchair
130.83​
-1​
11​
Berflamand
121.5​
4​
12​
Search
115​
-2​
13​
Del1962
108.17​
-2​
14​
DJSprtsch
95.17​
-1​
15​
Vladimir
91.5​
0​
16​
Kazistuta
91.28​
-2​
17​
AmisVelo
64.28​
1​
18​
RoteLaterne
59.67​
-1​
19​
Josedin
43.75​
0​
20​
Otoxiep87
41.03​
5​
21​
RedheadDane
26.5​
-1​
22​
Salvarani
25.61​
-1​
23​
Comodoro
24​
-1​
24​
Leadbelly
19.11​
-1​
25​
BicycleBoy
16.67​
-1​
26​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
15​
0​
27​
Scrool07
1​
-1​
28​
MellowVelo
0​
-2​

CQ points
And the main news from the race that seemed to prove that some seem teams are unbeatable, is that he who seemed as though he might be unbeatable has been toppled.
RankTeamPointsChange in rank
1​
Madrazo
735​
6​
2​
Triley36
730​
0​
3​
Laarsland
719​
-2​
4​
LosBrolin
692​
-1​
5​
JumboVismaFan
669​
-1​
6​
Armchair
661​
-1​
7​
EvansIsTheBest
644​
1​
8​
Rufs
607​
-2​
9​
AmisVelo
527​
2​
10​
Vladimir
509​
2​
11​
Josedin
497​
2​
12​
DJSprtsch
494​
-3​
13​
Kazistuta
490​
-3​
14​
Leadbelly
443​
0​
15​
Otoxiep87
420​
5​
16​
RoteLaterne
419​
-2​
17​
Salvarani
389​
-1​
18​
SlowClimber
377​
-1​
19​
Search
369​
-1​
20​
Berflamand
368​
2​
21​
Bminchow
364​
-2​
22​
Del1962
361​
-1​
23​
Comodoro
261​
0​
24​
RedheadDane
199​
0​
25​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
192​
2​
26​
MellowVelo
181​
-1​
27​
Scrool07
154​
1​
28​
BicycleBoy
146​
-2​
CollectiveWisdom
456​
SoLastYear
519​
MainGamePop
334​

Gent Wevelgem tomorrow
 
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Race 14: Gent-Wevelgem In Flanders' Fields
An historic day. Never before has our sport seen Evans is the Best pick a classics winner.

Race Pos'nPtsTeams
1​
GIRMAY HAILU Biniam
220​
1​
5​
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
86​
10​
7​
PEDERSEN Mads
66​
4​
8​
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
58​
6​
11​
KRISTOFF Alexander
40​
3​
17​
VAN AVERMAET Greg
19​
1​
18​
LIVYNS Arjen
18​
1​
19​
VERMEERSCH Florian
17​
11​
23​
VAN DEN BERG Marijn
13​
2​
26​
TURGIS Anthony
10​
8​
27​
DEGENKOLB John
9​
1​
28​
TURNER Benjamin
8​
1​
30​
TILLER Rasmus Fossum
6​
1​
and 20 others getting 5 each

An inspired (and maybe inspiring) unique pick takes the day's spoils
This raceMain scorersGreen points
1​
EvansIsTheBest
266​
Girmay/Van Avermaet/Vermeersch
80​
2​
Otoxiep87
181​
Kragh/Garcia/Vermeersch
50​
3​
Comodoro
175​
Kragh/Pedersen/Van den Berg
35​
4​
Vladimir
169​
Kragh/Garcia/Turgis
25​
5​
Kazistuta
159​
Kragh/Garcia
15​
6​
AmisVelo
154​
Kragh/Garcia
7.5​
6​
Bminchow
154​
Kragh/Garcia
7.5​
8​
Armchair
123​
3​
9​
LosBrolin
106​
2​
10​
DJSprtsch
104​
1​
11​
Madrazo
96​
11​
RedheadDane
96​
13​
MellowVelo
90​
14​
Salvarani
86​
15​
Rufs
81​
16​
SlowClimber
60​
17​
Laarsland
55​
18​
Search
50​
19​
Triley36
46​
20​
Scrool07
40​
21​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
37​
21​
JumboVismaFan
37​
21​
RoteLaterne
37​
24​
Leadbelly
33​
25​
Berflamand
27​
25​
BicycleBoy
27​
27​
Josedin
21​
28​
Del1962
20​
CollectiveWisdom
137​
SoLastYear
128​
MainGamePop
5​

Standings

It might be just as well for all the teams bar one that Biniam has gone home to his wife and child.

Green pointschange in rank
1​
Laarsland
398.5​
0​
2​
EvansIsTheBest
263.28​
3​
3​
Triley36
217.2​
-1​
4​
SlowClimber
188.5​
-1​
5​
JumboVismaFan
188.28​
-1​
6​
Rufs
182.67​
0​
7​
Madrazo
179.53​
0​
8​
LosBrolin
162​
0​
9​
Bminchow
143.5​
0​
10​
Armchair
133.83​
0​


CQ Points
All change at the top again
RankTeamPointsChange in rank
1​
EvansIsTheBest
910​
6​
2​
Madrazo
831​
-1​
3​
LosBrolin
798​
1​
4​
Armchair
784​
2​
5​
Triley36
776​
-3​
6​
Laarsland
774​
-3​
7​
JumboVismaFan
706​
-2​
8​
Rufs
688​
0​
9​
AmisVelo
681​
0​
10​
Vladimir
678​
0​
11​
Kazistuta
649​
2​
12​
Otoxiep87
601​
3​
13​
DJSprtsch
598​
-1​
14​
Bminchow
518​
7​
14​
Josedin
518​
-3​
16​
Leadbelly
476​
-2​
17​
Salvarani
475​
0​
18​
RoteLaterne
456​
-2​
19​
SlowClimber
437​
-1​
20​
Comodoro
436​
3​
21​
Search
419​
-2​
22​
Berflamand
395​
-2​
23​
Del1962
381​
-1​
24​
RedheadDane
295​
0​
25​
MellowVelo
271​
1​
26​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
229​
-1​
27​
Scrool07
194​
0​
28​
BicycleBoy
173​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
593​
SoLastYear
647​
MainGamePop
339​


I had totally forgotten that Industria & Artigiano was on today: only noticed when I looked at the list of races to see when my next update was to be. I'll be back with that one soon(ish).
 
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Race 15: GP Industriana & Artigianato

Although I had forgotten it, it won't delay me long:
Tony Gallopin in 7th place was the only rider selected in the game in the top 30, gaining 40 points (and 80 Green points) for Salvarani, who rises 7 places to 16th in the Green points table and one place, also to 16th, in the main game.

That's it.
 
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Race Pos'nPtsTeams
2​
BENOOT Tiesj
108​
4​
3​
PIDCOCK Thomas
92​
17​
4​
CAMPENAERTS Victor
78​
3​
5​
POLITT Nils
70​
2​
8​
TURNER Benjamin
46​
1​
13​
CAPIOT Amaury
24​
1​
15​
SHEFFIELD Magnus
20​
9​
16​
VAN AVERMAET Greg
18​
1​
17​
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
16​
10​
19​
LOUVEL Matis
12​
1​
20​
GOUGEARD Alexis
11​
1​
22​
EENKHOORN Pascal
9​
1​
23​
COQUARD Bryan
8​
2​
25​
WRIGHT Fred
6​
1​

and 30 more who got 5 points each. With that many scorers, and 4 of the top 5 making it into the game, it's no surprise that this is only second to Milan-San Remo in points scored.

This raceMain scorersGreen points
1​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
275​
Benoot/Pidcock/Politt
80​
2​
Otoxiep87
241​
Benoot/Pidcock/Andersen
50​
3​
Leadbelly
189​
Pidcock/Turner/Sheffield/Gougeard
35​
4​
Berflamand
185​
Pidcock/Campanaerts
25​
5​
Rufs
180​
Pidcock/Campanaerts
15​
6​
SlowClimber
173​
Campanaerts/Polit/Sheffield
10​
7​
AmisVelo
147​
5​
8​
Madrazo
137​
3​
9​
Josedin
129​
1.5​
9​
Kazistuta
129​
1.5​
11​
Comodoro
128​
11​
Scrool07
128​
13​
Del1962
127​
13​
JumboVismaFan
127​
13​
RoteLaterne
127​
16​
Bminchow
123​
17​
MellowVelo
117​
18​
BicycleBoy
112​
18​
Salvarani
112​
20​
Search
110​
21​
Laarsland
59​
22​
RedheadDane
50​
23​
Triley36
45​
24​
Vladimir
36​
25​
EvansIsTheBest
33​
26​
Armchair
31​
26​
DJSprtsch
31​
28​
LosBrolin
26​
CollectiveWisdom
145​
SoLastYear
139​
MainGamePop
97​

Standings

Green
Blues and Otoxiep each move up 7 places, but don't make this list.
1​
Laarsland
398.5​
0​
2​
EvansIsTheBest
263.28​
0​
3​
Triley36
217.2​
0​
4​
SlowClimber
198.5​
0​
5​
Rufs
197.67​
1​
6​
JumboVismaFan
188.28​
-1​
7​
Madrazo
182.53​
0​
8​
LosBrolin
162​
0​
9​
Berflamand
146.5​
2​
10​
Bminchow
143.5​
-1​

CQ points
Madrazo moves back to the top, and Rufs recovers from his recent slump to the temporary podium. Otoxiep goes from 12th to 4th, which shows that plenty of teams are still in with a chance of a decent position. I've applied the principle I use in the GT games (omit the highest scorer) to separate Laarsland and JVF.
TeamPointsChange in rank
1​
Madrazo
968​
1​
2​
EvansIsTheBest
943​
-1​
3​
Rufs
868​
5​
4​
Otoxiep87
842​
8​
5​
Laarsland
833​
1​
6​
JumboVismaFan
833​
1​
7​
AmisVelo
828​
2​
8​
LosBrolin
824​
-5​
9​
Triley36
821​
-4​
10​
Armchair
815​
-6​
11​
Kazistuta
778​
0​
12​
Vladimir
714​
-2​
13​
Leadbelly
665​
4​
14​
Josedin
647​
0​
15​
Bminchow
641​
-1​
16​
DJSprtsch
629​
-3​
17​
Salvarani
627​
-1​
18​
SlowClimber
610​
1​
19​
RoteLaterne
583​
-1​
20​
Berflamand
580​
2​
21​
Comodoro
564​
-1​
22​
Search
529​
-1​
23​
Del1962
508​
0​
24​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
504​
2​
25​
MellowVelo
388​
0​
26​
RedheadDane
345​
-2​
27​
Scrool07
322​
0​
28​
BicycleBoy
285​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
738​
SoLastYear
785​
MainGamePop
436​
 
The only riders in the game that are on the Startline of GP Miguel Indurain are
Clarke, Gall, Kamna, Paret-Peintre (V), Quintana and Van Gils.

Kamna is on 6 teams, the other 5 are unique picks. None of the Kamna teams have one of the other 5 riders.

And I really need to find something constructive to do to fill my Saturday...
 
Race 17: GP Miguel Indurain

6 riders from our game on the startline: three of them in the top 30
Race Pos'nPtsTeamGreen points
3​
CLARKE Simon
66​
Slow Climber​
80
14​
VAN GILS Maxim
14​
Josedin​
50
28​
PARET-PEINTRE Valentin
5​
Blues in the Bottle​
35

Standings

Green points
Slow Climber is 2nd, and although the other 2 scorers today move up 4 and 6 places, they are still not in the top ten.
Green pointschange in rank
1​
Laarsland
398.5​
0​
2​
SlowClimber
278.5​
2​
3​
EvansIsTheBest
263.28​
-1​
4​
Triley36
217.2​
-1​
5​
Rufs
197.67​
0​

CQ points
Seems a bit rough on Josedin that he is the second highest scorer and still drops a place, but CQ games are cruel sometimes.

TeamPointsChange in rank
1​
Madrazo
968​
0​
2​
EvansIsTheBest
943​
0​
3​
Rufs
868​
0​
4​
Otoxiep87
842​
0​
5​
Laarsland
833​
0​
6​
JumboVismaFan
833​
0​
7​
AmisVelo
828​
0​
8​
LosBrolin
824​
0​
9​
Triley36
821​
0​
10​
Armchair
815​
0​
11​
Kazistuta
778​
0​
12​
Vladimir
714​
0​
13​
SlowClimber
676​
5​
14​
Leadbelly
665​
-1​
15​
Josedin
661​
-1​
16​
Bminchow
641​
-1​
17​
DJSprtsch
629​
-1​
18​
Salvarani
627​
-1​
19​
RoteLaterne
583​
0​
20​
Berflamand
580​
0​
21​
Comodoro
564​
0​
22​
Search
529​
0​
23​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
509​
1​
24​
Del1962
508​
-1​
25​
MellowVelo
388​
0​
26​
RedheadDane
345​
0​
27​
Scrool07
322​
0​
28​
BicycleBoy
285​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
738​
SoLastYear
785​
MainGamePop
436​
 
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Race 18: Ronde van Vlaanderen

Not as big a points haul as we might expect from this race, but points for everyone, and at least some of the top ten made it into our teams.

Race Pos'nPtsTeams
7​
WRIGHT Fred
90​
1​
8​
PEDERSEN Mads
80​
4​
10​
KRISTOFF Alexander
62​
3​
13​
BENOOT Tiesj
42​
4​
14​
PIDCOCK Thomas
38​
17​
15​
VAN AVERMAET Greg
34​
1​
17​
LOUVEL Matis
30​
1​
18​
DEGENKOLB John
28​
1​
22​
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
20​
6​
24​
CAPIOT Amaury
16​
1​
30​
LAMPAERT Yves
6​
1​
and 23 fivers

Points earned today:
This raceMain scorersGreen points
1​
Kazistuta
153​
Wright/Pidcock/Garcia
80​
2​
Madrazo
138​
Pedersen/Pidcock
50​
3​
Comodoro
128​
Pedersen/Pidcock
35​
4​
Rufs
123​
Pedersen/Pidcock
20​
4​
Salvarani
123​
Pedersen/Pidcock
20​
6​
Otoxiep87
115​
Benoot/Pidcock/Garcia
10​
7​
Search
110​
Kristoff/Pidcock
5​
8​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
100​
Benoot/Pidcock
3​
9​
Laarsland
93​
2​
10​
MellowVelo
84​
1​
11​
Josedin
78​
12​
SlowClimber
77​
13​
Bminchow
68​
14​
AmisVelo
67​
15​
JumboVismaFan
63​
16​
Berflamand
58​
16​
Del1962
58​
16​
Leadbelly
58​
19​
Scrool07
57​
20​
BicycleBoy
53​
20​
Triley36
53​
22​
RoteLaterne
48​
23​
EvansIsTheBest
44​
24​
Vladimir
30​
25​
Armchair
20​
26​
DJSprtsch
15​
27​
LosBrolin
10​
28​
RedheadDane
5​
CollectiveWisdom
70​
SoLastYear
90​
MainGamePop
43​

Standings
Green

To celebrate MV's 10th place, and therefore his first Green point, here is the whole Green points table.
Green pointschange in rank
1​
Laarsland
400.5​
0​
2​
SlowClimber
278.5​
0​
3​
EvansIsTheBest
263.28​
0​
4​
Madrazo
232.53​
3​
5​
Rufs
217.67​
0​
6​
Triley36
217.2​
-2​
7​
JumboVismaFan
188.28​
-1​
8​
Kazistuta
187.78​
9​
9​
LosBrolin
162​
-1​
10​
Otoxiep87
151.03​
1​
11​
Berflamand
146.5​
-2​
12​
Bminchow
143.5​
-2​
13​
Armchair
133.83​
-1​
14​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
133​
-1​
15​
Salvarani
125.61​
3​
16​
Search
120​
-1​
17​
Vladimir
116.5​
-3​
18​
Del1962
108.17​
-2​
19​
DJSprtsch
96.17​
0​
20​
Josedin
95.25​
0​
21​
Comodoro
94​
2​
22​
AmisVelo
76.78​
-1​
23​
RoteLaterne
59.67​
-1​
24​
Leadbelly
54.11​
0​
25​
RedheadDane
26.5​
0​
26​
BicycleBoy
16.67​
0​
27​
MellowVelo
1​
1​
27​
Scrool07
1​
0​

CQ points
Madrazo breaks the 1000 point barrier and stretches his lead

TeamPointsChange in rank
1​
Madrazo
1106​
0​
2​
Rufs
991​
1​
3​
EvansIsTheBest
987​
-1​
4​
Otoxiep87
957​
0​
5​
Kazistuta
931​
6​
6​
Laarsland
926​
-1​
7​
JumboVismaFan
896​
-2​
8​
AmisVelo
895​
-1​
9​
Triley36
874​
0​
10​
Armchair
835​
0​
11​
LosBrolin
834​
-3​
12​
SlowClimber
753​
1​
13​
Salvarani
750​
5​
14​
Vladimir
744​
-2​
15​
Josedin
739​
0​
16​
Leadbelly
723​
-2​
17​
Bminchow
709​
-1​
18​
Comodoro
692​
3​
19​
DJSprtsch
644​
-2​
20​
Search
639​
2​
21​
Berflamand
638​
-1​
22​
RoteLaterne
631​
-3​
23​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
609​
0​
24​
Del1962
566​
0​
25​
MellowVelo
472​
0​
26​
Scrool07
379​
1​
27​
RedheadDane
350​
-1​
28​
BicycleBoy
338​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
807​
SoLastYear
875​
MainGamePop
479​

There is only one more 'proper' cobbles race left, and most points from now on come from sprinters and those suited to the hillier rides. Who has the riders for those?

ScheldePrijs on Wednesday. We can only wonder which riders will still have collarbones for the 6 races that follow it.

CyclingNews still well out in the lead, 755 to VeloRooms' 679 (average scores)

And in case you have lost the link, here is the spreadsheet.
 
Race 19: Scheldeprijs

Not a crashfest and sprinters' gallop!
Race Pos'nPtsTeams
1​
KRISTOFF Alexander
130​
3​
6​
VANBILSEN Kenneth
46​
1​
14​
DE LIE Arnaud
14​
12​
15​
JAKOBSEN Fabio
12​
1​
16​
POLITT Nils
10​
2​
23​
VERMEERSCH Florian
5​
11​
26​
VAN MOER Brent
5​
1​
27​
VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume
5​
2​
29​
STYBAR Zdenek
5​
7​
30​
HOOLE Daan
5​
1​



This raceMain scorersGreen points
1​
Laarsland
144​
Kristoff & De Lie
80​
2​
Search
140​
42.5​
2​
SlowClimber
140​
42.5​
4​
BicycleBoy
51​
25​
5​
Otoxiep87
24​
12.5​
5​
Triley36
24​
12.5​
7​
Armchair
19​
1.83​
7​
EvansIsTheBest
19​
1.83​
7​
JumboVismaFan
19​
1.83​
7​
Leadbelly
19​
1.83​
7​
LosBrolin
19​
1.83​
7​
Salvarani
19​
1.83​
13​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
15​
14​
AmisVelo
14​
14​
Kazistuta
14​
14​
Madrazo
14​
17​
Rufs
12​
18​
Berflamand
10​
18​
MellowVelo
10​
20​
Del1962
5​
20​
DJSprtsch
5​
20​
RoteLaterne
5​
20​
Scrool07
5​
24​
Bminchow
0​
24​
Comodoro
0​
24​
Josedin
0​
24​
RedheadDane
0​
24​
Vladimir
0​
CollectiveWisdom
24​
SoLastYear
0​
MainGamePop
0​

Standings
Green
With 6 races left, and 80 points to the winner of each race, in theory even the two teams with just one point each could win this classification. But by now, we all know who will.

Green pointschange in rank
1​
Laarsland
480.5​
0​
2​
SlowClimber
321​
0​
3​
EvansIsTheBest
265.11​
0​
4​
Madrazo
232.53​
0​
5​
Triley36
229.7​
1​
6​
Rufs
217.67​
-1​
7​
JumboVismaFan
190.11​
0​
8​
Kazistuta
187.78​
0​
9​
LosBrolin
163.83​
0​
10​
Otoxiep87
163.53​
0​

CQ points
Not very high scoring, but some of the moves are significant.

TeamPointsChange in rank
1​
Madrazo
1120​
0​
2​
Laarsland
1070​
4​
3​
EvansIsTheBest
1006​
0​
4​
Rufs
1003​
-2​
5​
Otoxiep87
981​
-1​
6​
Kazistuta
945​
-1​
7​
JumboVismaFan
915​
0​
8​
AmisVelo
909​
0​
9​
Triley36
898​
0​
10​
SlowClimber
893​
2​
11​
Armchair
854​
-1​
12​
LosBrolin
853​
-1​
13​
Search
779​
7​
14​
Salvarani
769​
-1​
15​
Vladimir
744​
-1​
16​
Leadbelly
742​
0​
17​
Josedin
739​
-2​
18​
Bminchow
709​
-1​
19​
Comodoro
692​
-1​
20​
DJSprtsch
649​
-1​
21​
Berflamand
648​
0​
22​
RoteLaterne
636​
0​
23​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
624​
0​
24​
Del1962
571​
0​
25​
MellowVelo
482​
0​
26​
BicycleBoy
389​
2​
27​
Scrool07
384​
-1​
28​
RedheadDane
350​
-1​
CollectiveWisdom
831​
SoLastYear
875​
MainGamePop
479​

So now we have the Ardennes-ish races before Paris Roubaix, and then the Ardennes proper after that. Damned democracy messing up our season.
 
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Race 20: Amstel Gold race

The first race this year where the whole podium has been part of the game:
Race Pos'nPtsTeams
1​
KWIATKOWSKI Michal
220​
1​
2​
COSNEFROY Benoît
132​
1​
3​
BENOOT Tiesj
112​
4​
5​
KAMP Alexander
86​
1​
11​
PIDCOCK Thomas
40​
17​
16​
FUGLSANG Jakob
21​
2​
23​
VAN GILS Maxim
13​
1​
24​
VAN AVERMAET Greg
12​
1​
25​
STYBAR Zdenek
11​
7​
29​
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
7​
10​
and 19 fivers

Scrool gets some respite from what has been a disastrous series of races for his team
This raceMain scorersGreen points
1​
Scrool07
342​
Kwiatkowski/Benoot
80​
2​
Otoxiep87
175​
Benoot/Pidcock/Stybar/Anderson
50​
3​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
167​
Benoot/Pidcock
35​
4​
MellowVelo
147​
Kamp/Pidcock/Stybar
25​
5​
Laarsland
137​
Cosnefroy
15​
6​
AmisVelo
134​
Benoot/Anderson
10​
7​
Comodoro
68​
5​
8​
Search
66​
3​
9​
Josedin
63​
2​
10​
Salvarani
61​
1​
11​
Bminchow
57​
11​
Kazistuta
57​
13​
Berflamand
56​
13​
Leadbelly
56​
15​
Del1962
51​
16​
BicycleBoy
45​
16​
Madrazo
45​
16​
Rufs
45​
19​
JumboVismaFan
40​
19​
RoteLaterne
40​
21​
DJSprtsch
22​
21​
RedheadDane
22​
23​
Triley36
16​
24​
EvansIsTheBest
12​
24​
Vladimir
12​
26​
Armchair
7​
26​
LosBrolin
7​
28​
SlowClimber
5​
CollectiveWisdom
60​
SoLastYear
77​
MainGamePop
51​
Even if the throw of the bikes had gone the other way, the points from Benoot would have given Scrool the win today. But Laarsland will nevertheless be happy with what follows...

Standings
Green
Green pointschange in rank
1​
Laarsland
495.5​
0​
2​
SlowClimber
321​
0​
3​
EvansIsTheBest
265.11​
0​
4​
Madrazo
232.53​
0​
5​
Triley36
229.7​
0​
6​
Rufs
217.67​
0​
7​
Otoxiep87
213.53​
3​
8​
JumboVismaFan
190.11​
-1​
9​
Kazistuta
187.78​
-1​
10​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
168​
5​

CQ Points
A week ago, after the Ronde, Laarsland was sixth. Now he is back where he was from Nokere Koerse to De Panne

1​
Laarsland
1207​
1​
2​
Madrazo
1165​
-1​
3​
Otoxiep87
1156​
2​
4​
Rufs
1048​
0​
5​
AmisVelo
1043​
3​
6​
EvansIsTheBest
1018​
-3​
7​
Kazistuta
1002​
-1​
8​
JumboVismaFan
955​
-1​
9​
Triley36
914​
0​
10​
SlowClimber
898​
0​
11​
Armchair
861​
0​
12​
LosBrolin
860​
0​
13​
Search
845​
0​
14​
Salvarani
830​
0​
15​
Josedin
802​
2​
16​
Leadbelly
798​
0​
17​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
791​
6​
18​
Bminchow
766​
0​
19​
Comodoro
760​
0​
20​
Vladimir
756​
-5​
21​
Scrool07
726​
6​
22​
Berflamand
704​
-1​
23​
RoteLaterne
676​
-1​
24​
DJSprtsch
671​
-4​
25​
MellowVelo
629​
0​
26​
Del1962
622​
-2​
27​
BicycleBoy
434​
-1​
28​
RedheadDane
372​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
891​
SoLastYear
951​
MainGamePop
530​

So great was Scrool's winning margin, coupled with decent scores for the Velo brothers (Amis and Mellow), that the large lead that CN had in the interforum challenge has been overturned.
CN 830
VR 834

Brabant on Wednesday.
 
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Sorry it's late: I was away from home for a couple of days, and so only saw the highlights this morning.
Race 21: Brabantse Pijl

By a long way the most picked race winner of the series.

Race Pos'nPtsTeams
1​
SHEFFIELD Magnus
130​
9​
2​
COSNEFROY Benoît
78​
1​
4​
TURNER Benjamin
58​
1​
5​
PIDCOCK Thomas
52​
17​
14​
VANSEVENANT Mauri
14​
2​
19​
NAESEN Oliver
7​
9​
21​
GALLOPIN Tony
5​
1​
23​
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
5​
4​
not WT, so no points beyond the top 30

Leadbelly is rewarded for his loyalty to Ineos
This raceMain scorersGreen points
1​
Leadbelly
240​
Sheffield/Turner/Pidcock
80​
2​
Laarsland
215​
Sheffield/Cosnefroy/Naesen
50​
3​
Josedin
196​
Sheffield/Pidcock/Vansevenant
35​
4​
JumboVismaFan
194​
Sheffield/Pidcock/Naesen/Ayuso
25​
5​
Del1962
189​
Sheffield/Pidcock/Naesen
12.5​
5​
Madrazo
189​
Sheffield/Pidcock/Naesen
12.5​
7​
RoteLaterne
187​
Sheffield/Pidcock/Ayuso
5​
8​
Triley36
149​
Sheffield/Vansevenant/Ayuso
3​
9​
SlowClimber
130​
2​
10​
Search
59​
1​

11​
Rufs
57​
11​
Salvarani
57​
13​
Berflamand
52​
13​
BicycleBoy
52​
13​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
52​
13​
Bminchow
52​
13​
Comodoro
52​
13​
Kazistuta
52​
13​
MellowVelo
52​
13​
Otoxiep87
52​
21​
Armchair
7​
21​
EvansIsTheBest
7​
21​
LosBrolin
7​
21​
Vladimir
7​
25​
AmisVelo
0​
25​
DJSprtsch
0​
25​
RedheadDane
0​
25​
Scrool07
0​
CollectiveWisdom
189​
SoLastYear
68​
MainGamePop
57​

Standings
Green
And Laarsland's lead grows and grows...
Green pointschange in rank
1​
Laarsland
545.5​
0​
2​
SlowClimber
323​
0​
3​
EvansIsTheBest
265.11​
0​
4​
Madrazo
245.03​
0​
5​
Triley36
232.7​
0​
6​
Rufs
217.67​
0​
7​
JumboVismaFan
215.11​
1​
8​
Otoxiep87
213.53​
-1​
9​
Kazistuta
187.78​
0​
10​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
168​
0​
Leadbelly rose 10 places, but still only in 15th.

CQ Points
Laarsland outscores his closest challengers again, and although a few teams moved several places, only one of them (JVF) seems significantly positioned.
TeamPointsChange in rank
1​
Laarsland
1422​
0​
2​
Madrazo
1354​
0​
3​
Otoxiep87
1208​
0​
4​
JumboVismaFan
1149​
4​
5​
Rufs
1105​
-1​
6​
Triley36
1063​
3​
7​
Kazistuta
1054​
0​
8​
AmisVelo
1043​
-3​
9​
Leadbelly
1038​
7​
10​
SlowClimber
1028​
0​
11​
EvansIsTheBest
1025​
-5​
12​
Josedin
998​
3​
13​
Search
904​
0​
14​
Salvarani
887​
0​
15​
Armchair
868​
-4​
16​
LosBrolin
867​
-4​
17​
RoteLaterne
863​
6​
18​
Blues_in_the_Bottle
843​
-1​
19​
Bminchow
818​
-1​
20​
Comodoro
812​
-1​
21​
Del1962
811​
5​
22​
Vladimir
763​
-2​
23​
Berflamand
756​
-1​
24​
Scrool07
726​
-3​
25​
MellowVelo
681​
0​
26​
DJSprtsch
671​
-2​
27​
BicycleBoy
486​
0​
28​
RedheadDane
372​
0​
CollectiveWisdom
1080​
SoLastYear
1019​
MainGamePop
587​

Paris-Roubaix on Sunday. Will all the big points be taken by the riders we deemed too expensive to buy, or will we get some significant scoring here?
 
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Startlists for the top 5 teams in the forthcoming races
(per PCS as of 14/04)

Paris Roubaix

Laarsland
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
CAPIOT Amaury
KRISTOFF Alexander
NAESEN Oliver
SHEFFIELD Magnus

Madrazo
NAESEN Oliver
PEDERSEN Mads
SHEFFIELD Magnus
TURGIS Anthony
VANMARCKE Sep

Otoxiep
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
KEUKELEIRE Jens
STYBAR Zdenek
VERMEERSCH Florian

JVF
KIRSCH Alex
NAESEN Oliver
SHEFFIELD Magnus
VERMEERSCH Florian

Rufs
CAMPENAERTS Victor
KEUKELEIRE Jens
PEDERSEN Mads


Ardennes

Laarsland
BAGIOLI Andrea
COSNEFROY Benoît
JUNGELS Bob

Madrazo
JUNGELS Bob
PIDCOCK Thomas
BETTIOL Alberto (LBL only)

Otoxiep
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
BENOOT Tiesj
JUNGELS Bob
PIDCOCK Thomas
BETTIOL Alberto (LBL only)

JVF
JUNGELS Bob
PIDCOCK Thomas
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan (Fleche only)
BETTIOL Alberto (LBL only)

Rufs
KRON Andreas Lorentz
PIDCOCK Thomas
VERMAERKE Kevin
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan (Fleche only)

Pidcock is relevant for closing down on Laarsland, buut not in terms of who wins if the leader is caught.
Jungels is relevant only because Rufs lacks him. The same is true of De Lie, who is, with Laarsland's Kristoff, one of only two riders from these teams in the early listings for Frankfurt.
 
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I thought I would check whether the results that I post (often marked by CQ as provisional, but I don't want to wait too long until that tag is removed before I update), and found that three results had been changed:

Omloop
In a reversal of what was originally announced, Naesen is 4th and Campanaerts 5th: that means 8 extra points for the 9 teams with Naesen (Armchair Cyclist, Del 1962, Evans is the Best, Jumbo Visma Fan, Laarsland, Los Brolin, Madrazo, Search and Vladimir) and a corresponding loss of 8 for the 3 Campenaerts teams (Berflamand, Rufs and Slow Climber)
That is enough for Evans to overtake SlowClimber for 10th, and for Del1962 to move up 2 places to 19th.

There are concomitant changes in green points: JBV +10, Del +10, Search +5, Vladimir +2, Josedin +1, Madrazo +1, Rufs -9, Berflamand -20. Rufs drops to 8th in the green table, Jumbo Fan and Otoxiep87 passing him.

Also, but not affecting any scores, it was Tobias Johannessen, not Jonas Abrahamsen, who came 56th.

GP Denain
Timo Roosen (11th) was omitted from the early results, and he was a unique pick for Redhead Dane, who therefore takes 32 rather than 12 points from that race. She remains the 4th highest scorer, and is now the lowest scorer, because Guillaume Van Kiersbulck, who had been 30th, drops to 31st and therefore out of the points, costing DJSprsch and Search 5 points, and 12.5 green points, each.

There were also errors in the Strade Bianche result, but they included unselected riders (Zamperini instead of Zambanini, Francisco Guerrero instead of Ruben of that ilk, and three riders who were in fact OTL had been given points)

I wonder what I have missed by way of corrections in previous years...
 
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