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2023-25 Emerging Riders CQ game

Page 5 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.
Year 2 Month 1 to 4th Feb
By this stage you know which riders you regret not picking, but hopefully have not so given up on the ones that you have that you are sure who you would have left out to accommodate them.

PITHIE Laurence
251​
6​
CEGORR win, Surf Road 5th, stage pts in TDU
ONLEY Oscar
181​
36​
stage win and GC 4th in TDU
LEMMEN Bart
135​
2(Hfgon, Leadbelly)​
GC5th and stage pts TDU
VAN EETVELT Lennert
105​
28​
a win and other placings in Mallorcan races
PARET PEINTRE Valentin
92​
1 (Kazistuta)​
GC 8th in TDU
BAUDIN Alex
88​
6​
4th in Marseille, 7th in Besseges
MARIAULT Axel
67​
1 (Evans)​
ROMEO ABAD Ivan
62​
4​
FRETIN Milan
56​
1 (Redhead Dane)​
KEPPLINGER Rainer
50​
1 (JonE)​

So our starts to the middle year are:
1Comodoro
655​
Pithie, Onley, Van Eetvelt
2Hfgon1
640​
Onley, Lemmen, Van Eetvelt, Baudin
3DJW
557​
Pithie and Onley
4Fivezzz
555​
Pithie and Onley
5Greenedge
544​
Pithie and Onley
6RoteLaterne
510​
7JPettersen
509​
8EvansIsTheBest
498​
9Alvarakas
494​
10Ludwigzgz
484​
11DevilsElbow
473​
12DJSprtsch
454​
13Laarsland
447​
13Leadbelly
447​
15Nakazar
433​
16Vladimir
432​
17Anderis
430​
18SafeBet
423​
19Cordi
419​
20Madrazo
412​
20Otoxiep87
412​
20Nyssinator
412​
23Skidmark
401​
24ZipiZapismo
394​
25Rufs
393​
26JumboVismaFan
385​
27Armchair_Cyclist
379​
28Squire
377​
29LukasCPH
376​
29Salvarani
376​
31Ray10
369​
32Joelsim
348​
33AmisVelo
347​
34Bminchow
346​
35JonEzeitza
341​
36Kazistuta
328​
37Ricco
325​
38Berflamand
283​
39Blues_in_the_Bottle
281​
40Kryvoskyn
233​
41RedheadDane
99​
42Josedin
79​
43Jakob747
61​
CollectiveWisdom
419​
CollectiveIgnorance
395​
Lecerf, Pelayo Sanchez,Mayrhofer
MainGame2023
385​
Goodin2022
632​

And some movement in the overall top five, with DJW, Fivezzz and J Pettersen all having got off to a good start for the year.
1​
DevilsElbow5508
0​
2​
Skidmark5313
0​
3​
JPettersen5272
1​
4​
Fivezzz5262
1​
5​
Armchair_Cyclist5167
-2​
6​
SafeBet5089
0​
7​
Nakazar5059
0​
8​
DJW4977
5​
9​
Madrazo4953
1​
10​
ZipiZapismo4951
-1​
11​
RoteLaterne4920
3​
12​
Cordi4918
-1​
13​
Berflamand4894
-5​
14​
EvansIsTheBest4867
2​
15​
Joelsim4834
-3​
16​
Comodoro4809
5​
17​
Otoxiep874799
-2​
18​
Nyssinator4773
-1​
19​
Squire4728
-1​
20​
LukasCPH4703
-1​
21​
Ludwigzgz4606
2​
22​
JumboVismaFan4538
0​
23​
Anderis4518
2​
24​
JonEzeitza4513
-4​
25​
Rufs4509
-1​
26​
Laarsland4494
0​
27​
Leadbelly4424
0​
28​
Salvarani4265
2​
29​
Ricco4264
-1​
30​
Alvarakas4173
1​
31​
Kryvoskyn4125
-2​
32​
Kazistuta3972
0​
33​
Hfgon13965
5​
34​
AmisVelo3894
-1​
35​
Ray103871
0​
36​
Greenedge3866
3​
37​
Blues_in_the_Bottle3804
-3​
38​
Vladimir3796
-1​
39​
Bminchow3782
-3​
40​
DJSprtsch3406
0​
41​
Josedin2976
0​
42​
Jakob7472379
0​
43​
RedheadDane2028
0​
CollectiveWisdom5177
CollectiveIgnorance6069
MainGame20234849
Goodin20224075

The beginning of year 3 in the 2022-24 edition should go up tonight. Keep your eyes open for the Spring Classics Game, which I should give some attention to sometime soon.
 
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Year 2, month 2 5th Feb to 3rd March

Is it my imagination, or is this looking like a particularly strong cohort? Maybe it is just the fact of it still being early in the season, but these are certainly appearing very visibly in big events.

MARTINEZ Lenny
358​
38​
Var win, Camiño 2nd, Laigueglia win, Strade 8th
VAN EETVELT Lennert
284​
28​
UAE stage and GC wins, Strade 11th
TRONCHON Bastien
179​
7​
Jaen Paraiso 2nd, Alpes-Maritimes 5th, Drome 6th
GREGOIRE Romain
155​
40​
Ardeche 2nd, Alpes Maritimes 7th
PIGANZOLI Davide
136​
6​
Antalya GC and stage win
LAMPERTI Luke
131​
1 (Ricco)​
Muscat Classic win, stage 2nd twice in Oman, KBK 7th
MORGADO Antonio Tomas
104​
18​
2nd in Le Samyn, 10th in Algarve
GARCIA PIERNA Raul
96​
3​
BUSATTO Francesco
87​
2​
PITHIE Laurence
83​
6​
SEGAERT Alec
80​
13​


1Cordi
1355​
Martinez, Van Eetvelt, Tronchon, Gregoire, Morgado, Segaert
2Nakazar
1336​
same
3RoteLaterne
1267​
Martinez, Van Eetvelt, Gregoire, Morgado, Pithie, Segaert
4Alvarakas
1201​
Martinez, Van Eetvelt, Tronchon, Gregoire
5Anderis
1176​
Martinez, Van Eetvelt, Gregoire, Morgado, Segaert
6EvansIsTheBest
1173​
Martinez, Van Eetvelt, Tronchon, Gregoire, Morgado
7SafeBet
1139​
8Vladimir
1127​
9Ludwigzgz
1124​
10Leadbelly
1111​
11ZipiZapismo
1109​
12Squire
1105​
13LukasCPH
1095​
14Joelsim
1091​
15Nyssinator
1084​
16JonEzeitza
1082​
17Laarsland
1077​
18Kryvoskyn
1070​
19DevilsElbow
1069​
20Otoxiep87
1063​
21JumboVismaFan
1051​
22JPettersen
1047​
23Ray10
1018​
24Skidmark
1016​
25DJW
1015​
26Madrazo
997​
27Rufs
986​
28Greenedge
951​
29Armchair_Cyclist
930​
30Ricco
927​
31Hfgon1
915​
32Jakob747
906​
33Salvarani
880​
34Berflamand
859​
35Fivezzz
855​
36Comodoro
854​
37Bminchow
784​
38Blues_in_the_Bottle
681​
39Kazistuta
592​
40DJSprtsch
562​
41AmisVelo
538​
42Josedin
490​
43RedheadDane
270​
CollectiveWisdom
1060​
CollectiveIgnorance
883​
Rex, Vermaercke, Lecerf
MainGame2023
1045​
Goodin2022
1027​

Standings
A rather mediocre month of scores for Devil's Elbow, but he holds on to the lead, having outscored the rest of what was the top 5 at the beginning of this period. That means those who were further back now move into strong challenging positions, most notably the top three this month.
1​
DevilsElbow6577
0​
2​
Nakazar6395
5​
3​
Skidmark6329
-1​
4​
JPettersen6319
0​
5​
Cordi6273
6​
6​
SafeBet6228
0​
7​
RoteLaterne6187
7​
8​
Fivezzz6117
-3​
9​
Armchair_Cyclist6097
-6​
10​
ZipiZapismo6060
-1​
11​
EvansIsTheBest6040
5​
12​
DJW5992
1​
13​
Madrazo5950
-3​
14​
Joelsim5925
-2​
15​
Otoxiep875862
0​
16​
Nyssinator5857
1​
17​
Squire5833
1​
18​
LukasCPH5798
1​
19​
Berflamand5753
-11​
20​
Ludwigzgz5730
3​
21​
Anderis5694
4​
22​
Comodoro5663
-1​
23​
JonEzeitza5595
-3​
24​
JumboVismaFan5589
-2​
25​
Laarsland5571
1​
26​
Leadbelly5535
1​
27​
Rufs5495
-3​
28​
Alvarakas5374
3​
29​
Kryvoskyn5195
0​
30​
Ricco5191
-2​
31​
Salvarani5145
-1​
32​
Vladimir4923
5​
33​
Ray104889
2​
34​
Hfgon14880
4​
35​
Greenedge4817
4​
36​
Bminchow4566
0​
37​
Kazistuta4564
-5​
38​
Blues_in_the_Bottle4485
-4​
39​
AmisVelo4432
-6​
40​
DJSprtsch3968
0​
41​
Josedin3466
0​
42​
Jakob7473285
0​
43​
RedheadDane2298
0​
CollectiveWisdom6237
CollectiveIgnorance6904
MainGame20235894
Goodin20225102
 
Hessman and Gloag haven't scored this year (same as Penhoet), so they are not the reason that you "suddenly score much better compared to other players".

But moving up is good, but allow yourself to feel good about it by celebrating your picks rather than belittling your achievement by attributing to the absence of a rider on other teams. Yay for Morgado, Segaert, Christen and Thompson (less popular than Penhoet and got you some return this time around)
 
But Penhoet was the most popular rider I didn't have and who was doing well, so I very much attribute this to him being absent from the equation.

If you see what I was writing last year, I was kinda surprised that I was doing average despite feeling good about many of my picks. I figured out that missing out on Penhoet was the reason, and the fact that most of my good picks were very popular.

Am I really supposed to be proud of Reuben Thompson's 37 points this year? He's been a rather average pick, less than what I had hoped for when I had picked him.
 
Year 2, Month 3 4th to 31st March

LAPEIRA Paul
167​
2 teams (Jon Ezeitza & Otoxiep)​
wins in Loire Atlantique and Cholet Agglo
RYAN Archie
157​
26​
Coppi e Bartali 2nd, GP Indurain 5th
MORGADO Antonio Tomas
141​
18​
5th in Ronde
PITHIE Laurence
119​
6​
15th in both Brugge-De Panne and Milan-San Remo
TARLING Joshua
98​
24​
6th in Dwars, top 20 in Ronde
MARTINEZ Lenny
91​
38​
7th in Catalunya GC
CHRISTEN Jan
78​
12​
2nd in Milan-Torino
EDVARDSEN-FREDHEIM Stian
67​
7​
ONLEY Oscar
66​
36​
HERZOG Emil
55​
21​
ISIDORE Noa
52​
2​


1RoteLaterne
853​
Ryan, Morgado, Pithie, Tarling, Martinez, Edvardsen, Herzog
2Fivezzz
846​
Ryan, Morgado, Pithie, Tarling, Martinez, Onley, Herzog
3DJW
790​
Ryan, Morgado, Pithie, Tarling, Martinez, Onley
3Salvarani
790​
Ryan, Morgado, Tarling, Martinez, Onley, Herzog
5Anderis
785​
Ryan, Morgado, Tarling, Martinez, Christen, Onley, Herzog
6Nakazar
776​
7Berflamand
766​
8Laarsland
740​
9JumboVismaFan
722​
10ZipiZapismo
706​
11Cordi
679​
12Leadbelly
657​
13Kryvoskyn
615​
14Ricco
612​
15Bminchow
609​
16Nyssinator
604​
17Otoxiep87
595​
18EvansIsTheBest
591​
19Skidmark
576​
20DevilsElbow
570​
21SafeBet
547​
22Vladimir
540​
23Greenedge
536​
24Ray10
534​
25Madrazo
532​
26Armchair_Cyclist
531​
27Squire
515​
28LukasCPH
512​
29Josedin
488​
30Hfgon1
477​
31Jakob747
475​
32Joelsim
472​
33JonEzeitza
420​
34Rufs
419​
35Alvarakas
414​
36DJSprtsch
411​
37Blues_in_the_Bottle
410​
38JPettersen
398​
39Comodoro
376​
40Ludwigzgz
354​
41AmisVelo
308​
42Kazistuta
304​
43RedheadDane
208​
CollectiveWisdom
722​
CollectiveIgnorance
810​
MainGame2023
565​
Goodin2022
427​

Standings
When Devil's Elbow assumed the lead in June, Nakazar was 26th. I hope he didn't stop following the thread in despair at that point.
1​
Nakazar7171
1​
2​
DevilsElbow7147
-1​
3​
RoteLaterne7040
4​
4​
Fivezzz6963
4​
5​
Cordi6952
0​
6​
Skidmark6905
-3​
7​
DJW6782
5​
8​
SafeBet6775
-2​
9​
ZipiZapismo6766
1​
10​
JPettersen6717
-6​
11​
EvansIsTheBest6631
0​
12​
Armchair_Cyclist6628
-3​
13​
Berflamand6519
6​
14​
Madrazo6482
-1​
15​
Anderis6479
6​
16​
Nyssinator6461
0​
17​
Otoxiep876457
-2​
18​
Joelsim6397
-4​
19​
Squire6348
-2​
20​
Laarsland6311
5​
20​
JumboVismaFan6311
4​
22​
LukasCPH6310
-4​
23​
Leadbelly6192
3​
24​
Ludwigzgz6084
-4​
25​
Comodoro6039
-3​
26​
JonEzeitza6015
-3​
27​
Salvarani5935
4​
28​
Rufs5914
-1​
29​
Kryvoskyn5810
0​
30​
Ricco5803
0​
31​
Alvarakas5788
-3​
32​
Vladimir5463
0​
33​
Ray105423
0​
34​
Hfgon15357
0​
35​
Greenedge5353
0​
36​
Bminchow5175
0​
37​
Blues_in_the_Bottle4895
1​
38​
Kazistuta4868
-1​
39​
AmisVelo4740
0​
40​
DJSprtsch4379
0​
41​
Josedin3954
0​
42​
Jakob7473760
0​
43​
RedheadDane2506
0​
CollectiveWisdom6959
CollectiveIgnorance7636
MainGame20236459
Goodin20225529

Next update will probably be just before the end of this month: I won't want to let in run into May when I'll have the first weekend of the Giro game to manage.
 
Year 2 Month 4 1-28 April


RiderPts this monthTeamsSource
MARTINEZ Lenny
260​
38​
Besancon and Tour de Doubs wins, Romandy 8th
LAPEIRA Paul
175​
2​
Itzulia stage win, AGR 5th, LBL 11th
GREGOIRE Romain
173​
40​
Itzulia stage win, AGR 12th, Fleche 7th
MORGADO Antonio Tomas
114​
18​
Romagna win, Asturias stage win
PARET PEINTRE Valentin
91​
1​
Tour of Alps GC 4th
PITHIE Laurence
90​
6​
MIHKELS Madis
90​
34​
NYS Thibau
82​
33​
VAN DIJKE Tim
66​
2​
BAUDIN Alex
59​
6​
CHRISTEN Jan
55​
12​
JEANNIERE Emilien
52​
1​
HOLLMANN Juri
50​
1​

Jon Ezeitza does the April double: also top this month on the 2024-26 edition (I haven't looked at 22-24 yet: who knows) Very close if there were monthly prizes other than a brief mention
1JonEzeitza
901​
Martinez, Lapeira, Gregoire, Mihkels, Nys, Baudin
2Cordi
900​
Martinez, Morgado, Gregoire, Mihkels, Nys, Christen
3Fivezzz
899​
Martinez, Morgado, Gregoire, Pithie, Mihkels, Nys
4Otoxiep87
889​
Martinez, Lapeira, Gregoire, Mihkels, Nys
5DJW
886​
Martinez, Morgado, Gregoire, Pithie, Mihkels, Nys
6Ricco
880​
7Berflamand
866​
8EvansIsTheBest
864​
9Salvarani
860​
10RoteLaterne
843​
11Joelsim
841​
12Ludwigzgz
839​
13Kryvoskyn
834​
13Kazistuta
834​
15Laarsland
822​
16ZipiZapismo
816​
17JPettersen
808​
18SafeBet
807​
19Rufs
791​
20Jakob747
787​
21Nakazar
784​
22Anderis
776​
23JumboVismaFan
763​
24Squire
750​
25DevilsElbow
748​
26Blues_in_the_Bottle
744​
27Leadbelly
743​
28Armchair_Cyclist
729​
29Alvarakas
726​
30Nyssinator
722​
31Bminchow
712​
32Skidmark
692​
33Madrazo
687​
34LukasCPH
670​
35Ray10
623​
36Vladimir
619​
37Hfgon1
569​
38Comodoro
550​
39Josedin
547​
40Greenedge
498​
41DJSprtsch
461​
42AmisVelo
440​
43RedheadDane
162​
CollectiveWisdom
838​
CollectiveIgnorance
1337​
MainGame2023
789​
Goodin2022
530​

Standings

1​
Nakazar7955
0​
2​
DevilsElbow7895
0​
3​
RoteLaterne7883
0​
4​
Fivezzz7862
0​
5​
Cordi7852
0​
6​
DJW7668
1​
7​
Skidmark7597
-1​
8​
ZipiZapismo7582
1​
8​
SafeBet7582
0​
10​
JPettersen7525
0​
11​
EvansIsTheBest7495
0​
12​
Berflamand7385
1​
13​
Armchair_Cyclist7357
-1​
14​
Otoxiep877346
3​
15​
Anderis7255
0​
16​
Joelsim7238
2​
17​
Nyssinator7183
-1​
18​
Madrazo7169
-4​
19​
Laarsland7133
1​
20​
Squire7098
-1​
21​
JumboVismaFan7074
-1​
22​
LukasCPH6980
0​
23​
Leadbelly6935
0​
24​
Ludwigzgz6923
0​
25​
JonEzeitza6916
1​
26​
Salvarani6795
1​
27​
Rufs6705
1​
28​
Ricco6683
2​
29​
Kryvoskyn6644
0​
30​
Comodoro6589
-5​
31​
Alvarakas6514
0​
32​
Vladimir6082
0​
33​
Ray106046
0​
34​
Hfgon15926
0​
35​
Bminchow5887
1​
36​
Greenedge5851
-1​
37​
Kazistuta5702
1​
38​
Blues_in_the_Bottle5639
-1​
39​
AmisVelo5180
0​
40​
DJSprtsch4840
0​
41​
Jakob7474547
1​
42​
Josedin4501
-1​
43​
RedheadDane2668
0​
CollectiveWisdom7797
CollectiveIgnorance8690
MainGame20237248
Goodin20226059

That's a pretty close top 5, and plenty of history in these games of teams making a late surge for glory. Nearly halfway through, and no telling who might be the favourites.
 
Year 2 Month 5 29 April - 26 May

Some of the popular breakthroughs from the Giro, and some of the very popular riders here performing elsewhere.
NYS Thibau
294pts​
2 stages and GC win in Tour of Hungary
33 teams​
PENHOËT Paul
241​
2nd in Dunquerque race of contentious duration, 4th in Wallonie, 9th in Mayenne
21​
PARET PEINTRE Valentin
198​
Stage win and 2nd, 16th on GC in Giro
1 (Kazistuta)​
STEINHAUSER Georg
183​
stage win and 2 3rds, pluss Kom 3rd and GC pts in Giro
8​
JEANNIERE Emilien
153​
2nd in Antwerp ports, stage win and 5th in Mayenne
1 (Leadbelly)​
FRETIN Milan
147​
5th in Wallonie, 6th + stage pts in Mayenne
1 (Redhead Dane)​
GUDMESTAD Tord
140​
Veenendaal Classic win
1 (Laarsland)​
LEMMEN Bart
125​
Tour of Norway 2nd
2​
PIGANZOLI Davide
104​
Giro 16th
6​
BAUDIN Alex
78​
6​
BRENNER Marco
73​
29​
RONDEL Mathys
67​
1​
BONNEU Kamiel
62​
2​
KOPECKY Tomas
56​
1​

1Berflamand
883​
Nys, Penhoet, Steinhauser, Brenner
2SafeBet
861​
Nys, Penhoet, Piganzoli, Brenner, Rondel
3Armchair_Cyclist
853​
Nys, Penhoet, Steinhauser, Brenner
4Kazistuta
823​
Nys, Penhoet, Paret Peintre, Brenner
5Squire
795​
Nys, Penhoet, Piganzoli, Brenner
6JPettersen
763​
7Hfgon1
759​
8JonEzeitza
751​
9Comodoro
723​
10Joelsim
710​
11Fivezzz
708​
12Rufs
695​
13ZipiZapismo
692​
14DevilsElbow
685​
15Skidmark
670​
16Cordi
662​
17RedheadDane
654​
18EvansIsTheBest
653​
18Madrazo
653​
20Kryvoskyn
640​
21Otoxiep87
638​
22AmisVelo
637​
23DJW
633​
24Laarsland
576​
25Josedin
537​
26Ludwigzgz
506​
27RoteLaterne
454​
27Ricco
454​
29Salvarani
444​
30Alvarakas
437​
31Leadbelly
430​
32LukasCPH
422​
33Jakob747
407​
34JumboVismaFan
399​
35Nakazar
389​
36Nyssinator
369​
37Greenedge
346​
38DJSprtsch
326​
39Bminchow
311​
40Blues_in_the_Bottle
202​
41Ray10
122​
42Anderis
92​
43Vladimir
87​
CollectiveWisdom
670​
CollectiveIgnorance
613​
MainGame2023
643​
Goodin2022
524​

Standings
A rather severe drop for the previous leader to 5th, but this edition looks to be far more open than any other

1​
DevilsElbow8580
1​
2​
Fivezzz8570
2​
3​
Cordi8514
2​
4​
SafeBet8443
4​
5​
Nakazar8344
-4​
6​
RoteLaterne8337
-3​
7​
DJW8301
-1​
8​
JPettersen8288
2​
9​
ZipiZapismo8274
-1​
10​
Berflamand8268
2​
11​
Skidmark8267
-4​
12​
Armchair_Cyclist8210
1​
13​
EvansIsTheBest8148
-2​
14​
Otoxiep877984
0​
15​
Joelsim7948
1​
16​
Squire7893
4​
17​
Madrazo7822
1​
18​
Laarsland7709
1​
19​
JonEzeitza7667
6​
20​
Nyssinator7552
-3​
21​
JumboVismaFan7473
0​
22​
Ludwigzgz7429
2​
23​
LukasCPH7402
-1​
24​
Rufs7400
3​
25​
Leadbelly7365
-2​
26​
Anderis7347
-11​
27​
Comodoro7312
3​
28​
Kryvoskyn7284
1​
29​
Salvarani7239
-3​
30​
Ricco7137
-2​
31​
Alvarakas6951
0​
32​
Hfgon16685
2​
33​
Kazistuta6525
4​
34​
Bminchow6198
1​
35​
Greenedge6197
1​
36​
Vladimir6169
-4​
37​
Ray106168
-4​
38​
Blues_in_the_Bottle5841
0​
39​
AmisVelo5817
0​
40​
DJSprtsch5166
0​
41​
Josedin5038
1​
42​
Jakob7474954
-1​
43​
RedheadDane3322
0​
CollectiveWisdom8467
CollectiveIgnorance9303
MainGame20237891
Goodin20226583

And the interforum challenge, which I have forgotten to mention for ages:
VeloRooms (of blessed memory) 7685
Equipo Parlamento 7207
Cycling Forum 7142
 
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