2022 Vuelta CQ Game

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Nice job DJW
Not that impressive really. Using 8 riders to score 1900 points, I used only one to get to 1300 . No but seriously congrats on an impressive win DJW. Thanks Armchair Cyclist for hosting the game and all the number crunching around it.

In the classics (Girmay) and the Vuelta (Evenepoel), I've had two unique picks perform exceedingly well in those shorter CQ games. It's a shame the rest of my picks were comically bad.
 
Four Season challenge
A little bonus competition for those that take part in all 4 of my short games (3 GTs and the Spring Classics), and a change in leadership during the Vuelta brings the victory to the silent board member who is usually the first to submit a team every time, Comodoro. He was modestly placed in all 4 events, but consistent enough to win. Blues in the Bottle had the lead going into the Vuelta, but not only had many non-starters in his numerous attempts at finalising a team, but also 4 non-finishers, including Yates, depriving much chance of defending the lead.

Spring ClassicsGiroTourVueltaTotalChange in VaE
1​
Comodoro
1093​
1560​
1478​
1406​
5537​
1​
2​
BluesInTheBottle
943​
1645​
1742​
1072​
5402​
-1​
3​
Leadbelly
1176​
1581​
1187​
1119​
5063​
0​
4​
Evans_is_the_Best
1245​
1135​
1248​
1356​
4984​
1​
5​
AmisVelo
1200​
1461​
935​
1279​
4875​
1​
6​
Laarsland
1688​
713​
757​
1526​
4684​
5​
7​
Search
1102​
1667​
923​
759​
4451​
-3​
8​
Otoxiep87
1375​
921​
529​
1589​
4414​
6​
9​
Del1962
964​
1117​
1169​
1139​
4389​
1​
10​
Salvarani
1052​
949​
682​
1659​
4342​
7​
11​
Mellow_Velo
807​
818​
887​
1727​
4239​
9​
12​
Vladimir
829​
1549​
1124​
732​
4234​
-4​
13​
Armchair_Cyclist
994​
1267​
1247​
717​
4225​
-6​
14​
Rufs
1117​
1382​
956​
769​
4224​
-5​
15​
Bminchow
886​
1063​
1025​
1240​
4214​
-2​
16​
Rote_Laterne
883​
1613​
231​
1198​
3925​
0​
17​
Triley36
1207​
1098​
740​
727​
3772​
-5​
18​
Scrooll07
897​
726​
1026​
894​
3543​
0​
19​
BicycleBoy
521​
1181​
914​
848​
3464​
0​
20​
DJSprtsch
722​
598​
1433​
580​
3333​
-5​
21​
JumboVismaFan
1241​
514​
488​
950​
3193​
0​
22​
RedheadDane
470​
282​
379​
176​
1307​
0​
Collective_Wisdom
1202​
1761​
1124​
1281​
5368​

Velorooms 4359
Cycling News 4077

Rider scores
5 teams selected Mas: they took the top 5 places.
TOTALGreenteams
EVENEPOEL Remco
1020​
225​
1​
MAS NICOLAU Enric
583​
158​
5​
PEDERSEN Mads
467​
382​
0​
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
389​
220​
19​
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
374​
59​
4​
ARENSMAN Thymen
355​
125​
5​
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
342​
74​
22​
ALMEIDA Joao Pedro Gonçalves
260​
20​
11​
RODRIGUEZ CANO Carlos
231​
41​
0​
URAN URAN Rigoberto
220​
70​
3​
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc
219​
152​
3​
ROGLIC Primoz
198​
180​
2​
MEINTJES Louis
197​
77​
0​
O'CONNOR Ben
184​
19​
12​
WRIGHT Fred
183​
128​
2​
HINDLEY Jai
173​
38​
7​
VINE Jay
160​
160​
2​
BENNETT Sam
147​
147​
7​
POLANC Jan
129​
17​
0​
ACKERMANN Pascal
124​
104​
1​
KELDERMAN Wilco
118​
44​
10​
HERRADA LOPEZ Jesus
110​
95​
0​
VAN POPPEL Danny
109​
87​
0​
GROVES Kaden
106​
89​
2​
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
104​
0​
0​
MOLANO BENAVIDES Juan Sebastian
101​
85​
0​
PINOT Thibaut
101​
23​
1​
TEUNISSEN Mike
90​
57​
0​
LANDA MEANA Mikel
90​
0​
5​
GEOGHEGAN HART Tao
88​
18​
6​
BATTISTELLA Samuele
87​
87​
0​
GESINK Robert
85​
42​
0​
SANCHEZ GIL Luis Leon
84​
0​
0​
MOLARD Rudy
76​
16​
1​
PACHER Quentin
73​
73​
0​
MERLIER Tim
72​
57​
0​


Percentage returns
CostScore%ageteams
GESINK Robert
50​
85​
170.0​
0​
LANGELLOTTI Victor
4​
5​
125.0​
4​
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc
196​
219​
111.7​
3​
AZURMENDI SAGASTIBELTZA Ibai
15​
15​
100.0​
1​
URAN URAN Rigoberto
230​
220​
95.7​
3​
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
406​
342​
84.2​
22​
CABEDO CARDA Oscar
75​
60​
80.0​
1​
MALECKI Kamil
19​
15​
78.9​
4​
WRIGHT Fred
245​
183​
74.7​
2​
MAS NICOLAU Enric
789​
583​
73.9​
5​
ZAMBANINI Edoardo
95​
57​
60.0​
0​
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
641​
374​
58.3​
4​
HEPBURN Michael
27​
15​
55.6​
1​
ARENSMAN Thymen
640​
355​
55.5​
5​
CHAMPION Thomas
28​
15​
53.6​
1​
ITURRIA SEGUROLA Mikel
28​
15​
53.6​
2​
IMPEY Daryl
103​
55​
53.4​
3​
HARPER Chris
106​
55​
51.9​
0​
VINE Jay
313​
160​
51.1​
2​





Impeccable picks
EVENEPOEL Remco
MAS NICOLAU Enric
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
ARENSMAN Thymen
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
URAN URAN Rigoberto
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc
GESINK Robert
OLIVEIRA Ivo Emanuel Alves
FABBRO Matteo
AZURMENDI SAGASTIBELTZA Ibai
LANGELLOTTI Victor

Best possible team
maybe, you might find something better
MAS NICOLAU Enric
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
ARENSMAN Thymen
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
URAN URAN Rigoberto
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc
WRIGHT Fred
VINE Jay
for 2436: DJW scored 81% of this: winning scores are often not mush more that 65%, so this is very good. All of them were picked, but only MAL was on more than 5 teams.

The winning team
MAS NICOLAU Enric
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
ARENSMAN Thymen
BENNETT Sam
KELDERMAN Wilco
DIAZ GALLEGO Jose Manuel
FROOME Chris

Arensman and Kelderman were not among DJW's initial picks, but were brought in in place of Haig and Padun when it was pointed out that Haig wasn't taking part. Diaz never was his selection, but was the default replacement when Penalver tested positive for Covid at the 11th hour. But he had no need to rely on points from his cheaper picks in the end.

Any other data you wish to find is in the spreadsheet.

I'll see you all at the turn of the year for the next 3-year Emerging Riders instalment, and, if all goes to plan, a new CQ game too (very observant readers of another thread a couple of months ago might have spotted a clue).
 
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