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2024 Women's CQ Manager game

As already mentioned in the main game thread, and building on last year's WWT game, the time has come for a proper season-long, all races (well, those that give points) version of the game focussed on women riders.


Your team A maximum of 16 riders, with a maximum total CQ score in 2023 of 4000 points. The spreadsheet dated 11th Dec downloadable from here is almost certainly the final reckoning as to their costs, although if there is a download on 1st Jan (or 31 Dec) that will supersede it. I do not believe that there are any riders that require a doping limitation on scores to be applied, but if so (perhaps someone will tell me if I have overlooked anyone likely to be selected to whom it does apply) her cost will be the last score unaffected by suspension or a ban, or any higher score since then.

Entries A simple list of 16 names, no need for team names or cost details, and preferably in the CQ format (surname before forename; Spanish, Danish and Portuguese names not necessarily as you would guess, former surnames in brackets: if you can find the correct version your host will be eternally grateful) Send by PM to me before the start of the Santos Women's Tour Down Under on 12th January (Stage 1 starts at 11:10 local time of Friday morning. That is 01:10 CET, or 00:10 GMT/UTC). I will try to get back to you if there are problems with your team, but if time runs out then I will remove the minimum number of riders necessary to bring you back within budget (if two riders are at same cost, I will remove the first one alphabetically), and your team will have 15 (or fewer) members.

Points Your score is the total CQ points won by your 16 selected riders throughout 2024: I believe that the the last is Vuelta Internacional Femenina a Costa Rica ending on 20th October. Any points earned before your team is submitted (eg from Australian national championships) will not be credited to your team. If your team reaches me before any pre-Santos event, then you will get points from that event, so if you want to pick someone who you think will get early points, get the team in quickly.

Updates I hope to update approximately fortnightly, but please be patient, especially during Grand Tours and in the midst of the Spring Classics. I will not be doing a green jersey or polka jersey because of the likely inconsistency of updates. Nudge me if it gets to three weeks with no updates.

Last year was a bit experimental, but hopefully this can now become an established part of the stable of CQ games here for some time. The more entrants, the more likely that will be the case, so learn a bit more about the women's peloton if you need to, have a go, and enjoy seeing how they get on in 2024.
 
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This will be my first time participation in the women's edition of the game and I already have an impression that the budget for women's teams is more generous than for men's teams, just like in Liiio's game.
Slightly more generous: If I had a squad of 16 at the same average price per rider it would have been 3,637 points, which would have been a bit eccentric. I rounded up rather than down to 3500.

But if you want to only spend 3636 and give the rest of us a better chance, feel free.
 
Slightly more generous: If I had a squad of 16 at the same average price per rider it would have been 3,637 points, which would have been a bit eccentric. I rounded up rather than down to 3500.

But if you want to only spend 3636 and give the rest of us a better chance, feel free.

I've had a hard time spending all my points this time around, so I personally wouldn't mind it if we were allowed a 17th rider in future editions. That would bring the average price per rider down, but it would still be higher than in the men's game. That said, I would probably still get frustrated during the selection process no matter what.
 
If you plan to include any Australian women in your team who you think will get points in the national Road Race championship, then you need to get your teams sent in before that race starts at 09:20 local time (UCT + 11) That means 23:20 CET tonight (and I assume you can work it out for your time zone of choice)
The closing date for the game is 5 days later, but the spreadsheet will be set up to take away points earned before you submit your team.

You'll only have yourselves to blame...
 
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If you plan to include any Australian women in your team who you think will get points in the national Road Race championship, then you need to get your teams sent in before that race starts at 09:20 local time (UCT + 11) That means 23:20 CET tonight (and I assume you can work it out for your time zone of choice)
The closing date for the game is 5 days later, but the spreadsheet will be set up to take away points earned before you submit your team.

You'll only have yourselves to blame...
Hi, so just to clarify, if we have an australian on our team that raced this weekend, we will lose their points if we change our team before the deadline (even if we keep the australian)?
 
Let's imagine that Sheila Shrimp-Thrower scored 20 points across the Aussie national championships.

If you had sent her name in as part of a team before those races, then your team will reflect her full score (assuming she stays on the team)
If you were so impressed by Sheila's performance that you want to put her in your team some time between now and Friday's deadline, then that's fine, but those 20 points will be deducted from her score for the season.
If you had her on your team before the championships, but believe that she has now peaked and decide to swap her out, you are welcome to do so, but you cannot keep her points if you don't keep her.
If you make any change to your team that does not affect Ms Shrimp-Thrower, then her contribution to your team is unaffected.

Hope that makes it clear. I doubt it will make a lot of difference at the end of the season, but it also seemed fairer to prevent people making picks without risk.
 
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This is your 60 (ish) hour call: teams should be PMed to me by 11:10 New South Wales Time on Friday. That is 01:10 on Friday morning for CET, and I'll assume that you can calculate it for your own time zone from that.


If you uncover lots of inexpensive, younger riders, don't forget Samu's 2024 Emerging Female Riders CQ Game.

But also I would draw your attention to the game that Jon Ezeitza mentioned above. For that you need 20 female riders within a generous total budget of 10,000 CQ points in 2023. However, you may only pick one from each of the following groups

  • Vollering/Kopecky/Wiebes
  • Reusser/Ludwig/Persico
  • Lippert/Niewiadoma/Labous
  • Brown/Georgi/Realini
    You may not substitute across the groups (eg taking none from the top trio does not permit you to take two from the Reusser/Ludwig/Persico group). You do not have to take anyone from the groups.
Additionally, you must have at least three riders born 2002 or later. But these younger riders carry a bonus: indicate one of them to get double her score, and two others to get one and a half times their points. There is no restriction on having more than three U23s, but only three of them will get a bonus.
There are 4 jerseys: CQ points, weekly position, young riders (total of the three that you select for bonuses) and the combination jersey based on position in the other three.

If you read Spanish, there is some chat, and some very good team-by-team analysis, in the thread that Jon links to above; if you don't, that's not a problem because there is no need to register at Parlamento Ciclista and teams can be sent by email to juegocqfemenino@gmail.com and there are weekly updates on Twitter. Deadline is the end of Thursday 11th (23:59 Spanish time): points gained in the Aussie Championships will not count.

But neither of those games are instead of this one.

(edited with a couple if clarifications and corrections that JonE gave me in a PM on Parlamento Ciclista)
 
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Well, stage 1 of TDU has already been ridden, so I think it's safe to say the deadline for sending in teams has been passed.

My rider for TDU: Uttrup.

I do (semi-)follow the same selection rule as in the Men's Main game, but while there is another Dane at TDU, I decided against picking her.
 
Well, stage 1 of TDU has already been ridden, so I think it's safe to say the deadline for sending in teams has been passed.

My rider for TDU: Uttrup.

I do (semi-)follow the same selection rule as in the Men's Main game, but while there is another Dane at TDU, I decided against picking her.

Feltet has done their best to hype her up though. Unfortunately she, like many others before her, started her career with a crash.
 
Off we go
28 teams in the game this time: here they are
ManagerRiderPopularityPrice
Amis VeloGEORGI Pfeiffer
3​
792​
REALINI Gaia
9​
770​
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
10​
644​
KERBAOL Cédrine
3​
533​
CAVALLI Marta
12​
509​
FISHER-BLACK Niamh
7​
279​
VAN EMPEL Fem
17​
148​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
CZAPLA Justyna
6​
81​
PIETERSE Puck
15​
56​
FAULKNER Kristen
11​
42​
GIGANTE Sarah
16​
4​
EDWARDS (WINDER) Ruth
7​
0​
SHARP Isabel
2​
0​
VAN DEN BROEK-BLAAK Chantal
7​
0​
VAN DIJK Ellen
14​
0​
AnderisREALINI Gaia
9​
770​
VAN ANROOIJ Shirin
10​
666​
BAUERNFEIND Ricarda
8​
448​
NORSGAARD BJERG (JØRGENSEN) Emma Cecilie
10​
360​
SHACKLEY Anna
5​
288​
NIEDERMAIER Antonia
13​
258​
WYLLIE Ella
4​
233​
EWERS Veronica
5​
229​
VAS Blanka
8​
174​
VAN EMPEL Fem
17​
148​
MANLY Alexandra
8​
135​
STIASNY Petra
2​
118​
CADZOW Kim
6​
79​
TOWERS Alice
2​
46​
FAULKNER Kristen
11​
42​
GIGANTE Sarah
16​
4​
ArchieBoyREALINI Gaia
9​
770​
SCHWEINBERGER Christina
1​
737​
BALSAMO Elisa
12​
533​
BAUERNFEIND Ricarda
8​
448​
NIEDERMAIER Antonia
13​
258​
KIESENHOFER Anna
1​
232​
IVANCHENKO Alena
1​
161​
VAN EMPEL Fem
17​
148​
RAGUSA Katia
1​
142​
MANLY Alexandra
8​
135​
SCHREMPF Carina
1​
131​
KNAVEN Mirre
3​
110​
VINKE Nienke
3​
64​
PIETERSE Puck
15​
56​
ARENS Maureen
1​
38​
WOOD (BARNES) Alice
3​
14​
Armchair CyclistVAN ANROOIJ Shirin
10​
666​
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
10​
644​
BALSAMO Elisa
12​
533​
CAVALLI Marta
12​
509​
NORSGAARD BJERG (JØRGENSEN) Emma Cecilie
10​
360​
DE WILDE Julie
3​
295​
FISHER-BLACK Niamh
7​
279​
COPPONI Clara
3​
142​
KOPECKY Julia
6​
131​
BRADBURY Neve
2​
124​
LE NET Marie
1​
115​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
RUIZ PEREZ Lucia
1​
47​
WOOD (BARNES) Alice
3​
14​
GIGANTE Sarah
16​
4​
VAN DIJK Ellen
14​
0​
BminchowREALINI Gaia
9​
770​
VAN ANROOIJ Shirin
10​
666​
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
10​
644​
BALSAMO Elisa
12​
533​
VOS Marianne
5​
327​
SHACKLEY Anna
5​
288​
FISHER-BLACK Niamh
7​
279​
VAS Blanka
8​
174​
VAN EMPEL Fem
17​
148​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
PIETERSE Puck
15​
56​
GIGANTE Sarah
16​
4​
BEGO Julie
3​
2​
EDWARDS (WINDER) Ruth
7​
0​
VAN DEN BROEK-BLAAK Chantal
7​
0​
VAN DIJK Ellen
14​
0​
DJSprtschKOPECKY Lotte
3​
1740​
LABOUS Juliette
2​
833​
CAVALLI Marta
12​
509​
GONTOVA Nadia
1​
178​
MANLY Alexandra
8​
135​
KOPECKY Julia
6​
131​
BORGSTRÖM Julia
2​
118​
CZAPLA Justyna
6​
81​
HERNANDEZ GOMEZ Lina Marcela
2​
51​
OLAUSSON Wilma
2​
47​
MARKUS Femke
2​
44​
VADILLO CRESPO Eneritz
3​
43​
BUNEL Marion
1​
42​
LANGLEY Emma
2​
22​
WOOD (BARNES) Alice
3​
14​
MORICHON Anaïs
1​
9​
Dk OneWIEBES Lorena
2​
1233​
LUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup
2​
956​
NORSGAARD BJERG (JØRGENSEN) Emma Cecilie
10​
360​
TRUYEN Marthe
1​
334​
NIEDERMAIER Antonia
13​
258​
RAYER Eglantine
7​
155​
VAN EMPEL Fem
17​
148​
DOEBEL-HICKOK Kristabel
2​
141​
BORGSTRÖM Julia
2​
118​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
MARTURANO Greta
1​
71​
TOWERS Alice
2​
46​
FAULKNER Kristen
11​
42​
GIGANTE Sarah
16​
4​
Ferguson Cat
3​
0​
Moors Fleur
3​
0​
Evans is the BestLABOUS Juliette
2​
833​
VAN ANROOIJ Shirin
10​
666​
KERBAOL Cédrine
3​
533​
VOS Marianne
5​
327​
SHACKLEY Anna
5​
288​
WOLLASTON Ally
3​
263​
MISYURINA Margarita
1​
241​
BASILICO Valentina
1​
183​
MIERMONT Dilyxine
1​
161​
RAYER Eglantine
7​
155​
KOPECKY Julia
6​
131​
KNAVEN Mirre
3​
110​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
HOLMGREN Ava
2​
0​
HOLMGREN Isabella
1​
0​
MOORS Fleur
3​
0​
Hfgon1REALINI Gaia
9​
770​
CAVALLI Marta
12​
509​
GASPARRINI Eleonora Camilla
3​
361​
NORSGAARD BJERG (JØRGENSEN) Emma Cecilie
10​
360​
BOILARD Simone
1​
310​
NIEDERMAIER Antonia
13​
258​
GERRITSE Femke
1​
234​
WYLLIE Ella
4​
233​
BOSSUYT Shari
2​
174​
RAYER Eglantine
7​
155​
VAN EMPEL Fem
17​
148​
COPPONI Clara
3​
142​
GOOSSENS Marthe
1​
142​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
CZAPLA Justyna
6​
81​
GIGANTE Sarah
16​
4​
IzzyeivelGEORGI Pfeiffer
3​
792​
REALINI Gaia
9​
770​
DYGERT Chloe
8​
555​
BAUERNFEIND Ricarda
8​
448​
FISHER-BLACK Niamh
7​
279​
SKALNIAK-SOJKA Agnieszka
1​
266​
DEIGNAN (ARMITSTEAD) Elizabeth
3​
222​
MANLY Alexandra
8​
135​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
BÄCKSTEDT Elynor
1​
87​
CADZOW Kim
6​
79​
PIETERSE Puck
15​
56​
PELLEGRINI Francesca
1​
47​
VADILLO CRESPO Eneritz
3​
43​
FAULKNER Kristen
11​
42​
GIGANTE Sarah
16​
4​
Jon EzeitzaKOPECKY Lotte
3​
1740​
WLODARCZYK Dominika
1​
488​
JASTRAB Megan
3​
317​
NIEDERMAIER Antonia
13​
258​
RAYER Eglantine
7​
155​
VAN EMPEL Fem
17​
148​
VAN AGT Eva
1​
110​
EDSETH Marte Berg
2​
108​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
VIGIE Margaux
1​
104​
HOWE Georgie
1​
100​
COUZENS Millie
1​
84​
CZAPLA Justyna
6​
81​
ACHTEREEKTE Carlijn
1​
77​
VAN ZUTHEM Cecilia
1​
64​
PIETERSE Puck
15​
56​
JosedinDYGERT Chloe
8​
555​
KERBAOL Cédrine
3​
533​
GASPARRINI Eleonora Camilla
3​
361​
NORSGAARD BJERG (JØRGENSEN) Emma Cecilie
10​
360​
DE WILDE Julie
3​
295​
AHTOSALO Anniina
3​
277​
ZANETTI Linda
1​
277​
NIEDERMAIER Antonia
13​
258​
WYLLIE Ella
4​
233​
EWERS Veronica
5​
229​
RAYER Eglantine
7​
155​
JENCUSOVA Nora
1​
147​
KOPECKY Julia
6​
131​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
UNEKEN Lonneke
2​
59​
SCHREIBER Marie
2​
23​
Laurens147KOOL Charlotte
3​
625​
BAUERNFEIND Ricarda
8​
448​
VOS Marianne
5​
327​
JASTRAB Megan
3​
317​
GUAZZINI Vittoria
1​
312​
VAN DER DUIN Maike
4​
300​
SHACKLEY Anna
5​
288​
FISHER-BLACK Niamh
7​
279​
BRAND Lucinda
2​
233​
DE ZOETE Mylene
1​
219​
BARBIERI Rachele
2​
142​
BRADBURY Neve
2​
124​
KNAVEN Mirre
3​
110​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
RIVERA-LABECKI Coryn
1​
87​
CZAPLA Justyna
6​
81​
LeadbellyKOPECKY Lotte
3​
1740​
BALSAMO Elisa
12​
533​
CAVALLI Marta
12​
509​
NIEDERMAIER Antonia
13​
258​
QUAGLIOTTO Nadia
1​
178​
DOEBEL-HICKOK Kristabel
2​
141​
MANLY Alexandra
8​
135​
SQUIBAN Maëva
1​
116​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
CADZOW Kim
6​
79​
DRUMMOND Michaela
1​
66​
YONAMINE Eri
1​
58​
FAULKNER Kristen
11​
42​
GIGANTE Sarah
16​
4​
BEGO Julie
3​
2​
EDWARDS (WINDER) Ruth
7​
0​
Libertine SegurosVOLLERING Demi
1​
2205​
NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna
1​
834​
VAS Blanka
8​
174​
RAYER Eglantine
7​
155​
STIASNY Petra
2​
118​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
HARVEY Mikayla
1​
95​
BOOGAARD Maaike
2​
60​
UNEKEN Lonneke
2​
59​
PIETERSE Puck
15​
56​
HERNANDEZ GOMEZ Lina Marcela
2​
51​
VADILLO CRESPO Eneritz
3​
43​
SUN Jiajun
1​
36​
GIGANTE Sarah
16​
4​
FERGUSON Cat
3​
0​
VAN DIJK Ellen
14​
0​
Los BrolinREALINI Gaia
9​
770​
DYGERT Chloe
8​
555​
BALSAMO Elisa
12​
533​
CAVALLI Marta
12​
509​
BAUERNFEIND Ricarda
8​
448​
FISHER-BLACK Niamh
7​
279​
WOLLASTON Ally
3​
263​
NIEDERMAIER Antonia
13​
258​
VAS Blanka
8​
174​
VAN EMPEL Fem
17​
148​
PIETERSE Puck
15​
56​
BEGO Julie
3​
2​
WILSON-HAFFENDEN Felicity
1​
0​
HOLMGREN Ava
2​
0​
SHARP Isabel
2​
0​
VENTURELLI Federica
2​
0​
MadrazoREALINI Gaia
9​
770​
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
10​
644​
BALSAMO Elisa
12​
533​
CAVALLI Marta
12​
509​
NORSGAARD BJERG (JØRGENSEN) Emma Cecilie
10​
360​
NIEDERMAIER Antonia
13​
258​
EWERS Veronica
5​
229​
RAYER Eglantine
7​
155​
VAN EMPEL Fem
17​
148​
MANLY Alexandra
8​
135​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
PIETERSE Puck
15​
56​
FAULKNER Kristen
11​
42​
LANGLEY Emma
2​
22​
GIGANTE Sarah
16​
4​
VAN DIJK Ellen
14​
0​
Muddy WatersWIEBES Lorena
2​
1233​
KOOL Charlotte
3​
625​
VOS Marianne
5​
327​
VAN DER DUIN Maike
4​
300​
DE WILDE Julie
3​
295​
NIEDERMAIER Antonia
13​
258​
PATERNOSTER Letizia
1​
178​
BOSSUYT Shari
2​
174​
ROOIJAKKERS Pauliena
2​
172​
VAN EMPEL Fem
17​
148​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
PLUIMERS Ilse
1​
76​
VINKE Nienke
3​
64​
VAN DER WOLF Babette
1​
35​
VAN DEN BROEK-BLAAK Chantal
7​
0​
VAN DIJK Ellen
14​
0​
OtolomanoloVAN ANROOIJ Shirin
10​
666​
DYGERT Chloe
8​
555​
CAVALLI Marta
12​
509​
BAUERNFEIND Ricarda
8​
448​
GASPARRINI Eleonora Camilla
3​
361​
JASTRAB Megan
3​
317​
VAN DER DUIN Maike
4​
300​
NIEDERMAIER Antonia
13​
258​
VAN EMPEL Fem
17​
148​
KOPECKY Julia
6​
131​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
Tonetti Cristina
1​
105​
CADZOW Kim
6​
79​
Moors Fleur
3​
0​
VAN DIJK Ellen
14​
0​
Venturelli Federica
2​
0​
Redhead DaneLUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup
2​
956​
NORSGAARD BJERG (JØRGENSEN) Emma Cecilie
10​
360​
AHTOSALO Anniina
3​
277​
DIDERIKSEN Amalie
1​
226​
OTTESTAD Mie Bjørndal
1​
217​
AALERUD Katrine
1​
190​
FAHLIN Emilia
1​
186​
ANDERSEN Susanne
1​
183​
LEPISTÖ-HENTTALA Lotta
1​
143​
ANDERSON Solbjørk Minke
1​
120​
EDSETH Marte Berg
2​
108​
KOERNER Rebecca
1​
99​
GAASKJENN Ingvild
1​
71​
OLAUSSON Wilma
2​
47​
AINTILA Wilma
1​
35​
YSLAND Anne Dorthe
1​
13​
RufsGEORGI Pfeiffer
3​
792​
REALINI Gaia
9​
770​
VAN ANROOIJ Shirin
10​
666​
DYGERT Chloe
8​
555​
VOS Marianne
5​
327​
DEIGNAN (ARMITSTEAD) Elizabeth
3​
222​
VAS Blanka
8​
174​
VAN EMPEL Fem
17​
148​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
VAN DE VELDE Julie
1​
67​
VINKE Nienke
3​
64​
PIETERSE Puck
15​
56​
FAULKNER Kristen
11​
42​
EDWARDS (WINDER) Ruth
7​
0​
VAN DEN BROEK-BLAAK Chantal
7​
0​
VAN DIJK Ellen
14​
0​
RuvuLONGO BORGHINI Elisa
10​
644​
DYGERT Chloe
8​
555​
BALSAMO Elisa
12​
533​
CAVALLI Marta
12​
509​
BARIL Olivia
2​
495​
AHTOSALO Anniina
3​
277​
WYLLIE Ella
4​
233​
EWERS Veronica
5​
229​
RUEGG Noemi
1​
195​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
CADZOW Kim
6​
79​
PIETERSE Puck
15​
56​
FAULKNER Kristen
11​
42​
GIGANTE Sarah
16​
4​
EDWARDS (WINDER) Ruth
7​
0​
VAN DIJK Ellen
14​
0​
SalvaraniVAN ANROOIJ Shirin
10​
666​
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
10​
644​
BALSAMO Elisa
12​
533​
BAUERNFEIND Ricarda
8​
448​
NORSGAARD BJERG (JØRGENSEN) Emma Cecilie
10​
360​
SHACKLEY Anna
5​
288​
FISHER-BLACK Niamh
7​
279​
VAS Blanka
8​
174​
VAN EMPEL Fem
17​
148​
COPPONI Clara
3​
142​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
CADZOW Kim
6​
79​
CECCHINI Elena
1​
72​
GIGANTE Sarah
16​
4​
VAN DEN BROEK-BLAAK Chantal
7​
0​
VAN DIJK Ellen
14​
0​
Samu CuencaLONGO BORGHINI Elisa
10​
644​
BALSAMO Elisa
12​
533​
CAVALLI Marta
12​
509​
BARIL Olivia
2​
495​
GARCIA CAÑELLAS Margarita Victoria
1​
427​
SIERRA CAÑADILLA Arlenis
1​
341​
WOLLASTON Ally
3​
263​
NIEDERMAIER Antonia
13​
258​
VAN EMPEL Fem
17​
148​
BARBIERI Rachele
2​
142​
MANLY Alexandra
8​
135​
PIETERSE Puck
15​
56​
FAULKNER Kristen
11​
42​
GIGANTE Sarah
16​
4​
EDWARDS (WINDER) Ruth
7​
0​
VAN DIJK Ellen
14​
0​
SkidmarkVAN ANROOIJ Shirin
10​
666​
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
10​
644​
DYGERT Chloe
8​
555​
BALSAMO Elisa
12​
533​
NORSGAARD BJERG (JØRGENSEN) Emma Cecilie
10​
360​
VAN DER DUIN Maike
4​
300​
EWERS Veronica
5​
229​
COLES-LYSTER Maggie
1​
213​
VAN EMPEL Fem
17​
148​
MANLY Alexandra
8​
135​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
PIETERSE Puck
15​
56​
FAULKNER Kristen
11​
42​
GIGANTE Sarah
16​
4​
VAN DEN BROEK-BLAAK Chantal
7​
0​
VAN DIJK Ellen
14​
0​
Slow ClimberLONGO BORGHINI Elisa
10​
644​
KOOL Charlotte
3​
625​
BALSAMO Elisa
12​
533​
CAVALLI Marta
12​
509​
BAUERNFEIND Ricarda
8​
448​
KASTELIJN Yara
2​
299​
NIEDERMAIER Antonia
13​
258​
VAS Blanka
8​
174​
ROOIJAKKERS Pauliena
2​
172​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
NEUMANOVA Tereza
1​
71​
BOOGAARD Maaike
2​
60​
PIETERSE Puck
15​
56​
GIGANTE Sarah
16​
4​
EDWARDS (WINDER) Ruth
7​
0​
VAN DIJK Ellen
14​
0​
TRiley36VAN ANROOIJ Shirin
10​
666​
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
10​
644​
DYGERT Chloe
8​
555​
BALSAMO Elisa
12​
533​
CAVALLI Marta
12​
509​
NORSGAARD BJERG (JØRGENSEN) Emma Cecilie
10​
360​
DEIGNAN (ARMITSTEAD) Elizabeth
3​
222​
VAN EMPEL Fem
17​
148​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
CZAPLA Justyna
6​
81​
PIETERSE Puck
15​
56​
MARKUS Femke
2​
44​
FAULKNER Kristen
11​
42​
GIGANTE Sarah
16​
4​
VAN DEN BROEK-BLAAK Chantal
7​
0​
VAN DIJK Ellen
14​
0​
UrkiolaPERSICO Silvia
1​
879​
VAN ANROOIJ Shirin
10​
666​
KASTELIJN Yara
2​
299​
MAJERUS Christine
1​
255​
BRAND Lucinda
2​
233​
VAS Blanka
8​
174​
VAN EMPEL Fem
17​
148​
KOPECKY Julia
6​
131​
VAN ALPHEN Aniek
1​
126​
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22​
107​
ALVARADO Ceylin del Carmen
1​
77​
PIETERSE Puck
15​
56​
VAN DER HEIJDEN Inge
1​
55​
CANT Sanne
1​
49​
SCHREIBER Marie
2​
23​
FERGUSON Cat
3​
0​

Good luck to all
 
Collective Wisdom
Straight into the CW team went
BÄCKSTEDT Zoe
22 picks​
GIGANTE Sarah
16​
VAN EMPEL Fem
17​
PIETERSE Puck
15​
VAN DIJK Ellen
14​
NIEDERMAIER Antonia
13​
BALSAMO Elisa
12​
CAVALLI Marta
12​
FAULKNER Kristen
11​
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
10​
NORSGAARD BJERG (JØRGENSEN) Emma Cecilie
10​
VAN ANROOIJ Shirin
10​

Which left 673 points for the remaining 4 places.
The next 4 in popularity were
REALINI Gaia
9​
DYGERT Chloe
8​
BAUERNFEIND Ricarda
8​
MANLY Alexandra
8​
but their total cost was 1908, so I needed to remove the most expensive pair among them, That was Realini and Dygert, and there were two zero-cost riders among the 5 riders on 7 teams (both returning from 'retirement')
EDWARDS (WINDER) Ruth
VAN DEN BROEK-BLAAK Chantal

Fisher-Black, Rayer and Vas were also picked 7 times, but outside the budget.


Team Popularity
As often seems to be the case, Madrazo reads our minds and comes up with the team that shares more picks than anyone else.

TeamPopularity pointsUnique picks
Madrazo
183​
0​
TRiley36
175​
0​
Skidmark
170​
1​
Bminchow
167​
0​
AmisVelo
161​
0​
Salvarani
156​
1​
Ruvu
148​
1​
SlowClimber
147​
1​
SamuCuenca
144​
2​
Rufs
143​
1​
Anderis
134​
0​
ArmchairCyclist
132​
2​
Hfgon1
127​
3​
Izzyeivel
122​
3​
LosBrolin
122​
1​
Leadbelly
119​
4​
Otolomanolo
118​
1​
DkOne
114​
2​
LibertineSeguros
100​
4​
MuddyWaters
100​
3​
ArchieBoy
97​
6​
JonEzeitza
95​
7​
Josedin
93​
2​
Urkiola
81​
6​
Laurens147
75​
3​
EvansIsTheBest
75​
4​
DJSprtsch
56​
3​
RedheadDane
30​
11​
The Collective Wisdom team would rank 192 here

Redhead Dane's picks are all Scandi-Finnic; Urkiola's are all cyclocross riders. If anyone else's team had a theme, I have either forgotten it or found it too subtle.
 
I'm quite happy to see Eneritz Vadillo on 3 teams. LS leaving out Lilibeth Chacón is obviously a tragedy, but a sneaky Chinese pick is lovely to see.

I've actually tried to use my brain here and have gone fairly route one, so I probably won't win.
I shouldn't end up losing either.
 
Points that will not be allowed
Rather than have a very short run-in to the game, I decided to start after the Aussie championships, but only to give those points to managers that named the riders before they had the points in the bank.
I don't expect this to make the difference between which teams do well and which don't: it could cause a swapping of positions between teams that are roughly equal.

The managers who will see a difference between the sum of their riders' scores and the team score are:

Madrazo
-55​
Skidmark
-55​
Izzyeivel
-55​
DJSprtsch
-37​
Laurens147
-19​
SlowClimber
-18​
DkOne
-18​
LibertineSeguros
-18​
AmisVelo
-6​
Salvarani
-6​
Anderis
-6​
Leadbelly
-6​

There are a few tweaks I want to make to the spreadsheet before I publish it, but it will be available soon.
 
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I think not picking Pieterse may hurt me badly but I just had my team ready and couldn't really find a way to swap any of my riders for her.

I figured a lot of people would pick her so she would be a pretty safe bet even if she didn't perform. We don't know how many road races she'll end up doing (should be more than in 2023 at least), so she might not become a much better pick than some other riders will.
 
I'm quite happy to see Eneritz Vadillo on 3 teams. LS leaving out Lilibeth Chacón is obviously a tragedy, but a sneaky Chinese pick is lovely to see.

I've actually tried to use my brain here and have gone fairly route one, so I probably won't win.
I shouldn't end up losing either.
I couldn't find a way to fit her in once I'd made the other obviously essential selections because she took too much of the leftover budget, which was pretty small once Kasia and Demi had eaten up three quarters of the points allocation, and unlike last year the profit margins were going to be much slimmer as she did do most of a full calendar in 2023 whereas she missed a lot of 2022 injured. Marcela Hernández is subbing for her this season to cover Lilibeth's section of the calendar.

However, I came very, very close to just picking Vollering, Niewiadoma and Uttrup for 3995 points and then trying to figure out how to make a competitive team solely out of 0-point entrants. I can't believe y'all cowards daren't pick Demi-Goddess.
 
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