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2024 Women's CQ Manager game

Page 4 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.
Up to 18th February
UAE tour and Semana Valenciana, with a few national championships

Highest scoring riders since the last updateon 28 Jan (of those picked in the game)
KOPECKY Lotte
168​
3 (DJSprtsch, JonE, Leadbelly)​
stage and GC wins, UAE
REALINI Gaia
146​
9​
GC 4th in UAE, 5th in Valenciana
BRADBURY Neve
120​
2 (Armchair, Laurens)​
2nd in UAE
GARCIA CAÑELLAS Margarita Victoria
107​
1 (Samu)​
3rd in UAE
NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna
106​
1 (Libertine)​
2nd in Valenciana
FISHER-BLACK Niamh
90​
7​
3rd in Valenciana
WIEBES Lorena
75​
2 (DK One, Muddy Waters)​
VOS Marianne
74​
5​
BUNEL Marion
70​
1(DJSprtsch)​

In these 3 weeks, the points gained per team:
1​
Bminchow
459​
2​
AmisVelo
405​
3​
Anderis
377​
4​
Izzyeivel
374​
5​
ArmchairCyclist
373​
6​
Laurens147
357​
7​
Leadbelly
340​
8​
LosBrolin
332​
9​
Salvarani
331​
10​
DJSprtsch
318​
11​
SamuCuenca
315​
12​
Rufs
303​
13​
Ruvu
283​
14​
EvansIsTheBest
279​
15​
Madrazo
273​
16​
ArchieBoy
257​
17​
Hfgon1
241​
18​
MuddyWaters
222​
19​
SlowClimber
218​
20​
JonEzeitza
194​
21​
Skidmark
168​
22​
TRiley36
165​
23​
LibertineSeguros
155​
24​
Josedin
136​
25​
Otolomanolo
133​
26​
DkOne
108​
27​
Urkiola
94​
28​
RedheadDane
56​
CollectiveWisdom
210​
None of the top 4 got there through the rare picks I have credited above, but combining Realini and Fisher-Black was a good basis for this month, especially if, as for Bminchow, Vos is in there too.


Standings
Still early days, so some large jumps in the table, and probably still too early for it to mean much.
1​
SamuCuenca
871​
(+1)
2​
Ruvu
849​
(-1)
3​
Leadbelly
769​
(+1)
4​
Bminchow
745​
(+5)
5​
Anderis
740​
(+1)
6​
ArmchairCyclist
715​
(+1)
7​
AmisVelo
705​
(+1)
8​
Hfgon1
672​
(-5)
9​
Izzyeivel
576​
(+4)
10​
Rufs
566​
(+1)
11​
Salvarani
516​
(+7)
12​
DkOne
496​
(-7)
13​
SlowClimber
489​
(-3)
14​
Laurens147
472​
(+9)
15​
Madrazo
468​
(+1)
16​
ArchieBoy
438​
(+3)
17​
JonEzeitza
395​
(-2)
18​
DJSprtsch
379​
(+8)
19​
LosBrolin
378​
(+8)
20​
TRiley36
368​
(-8)
21​
Skidmark
363​
(-5)
22​
LibertineSeguros
357​
(-9)
23​
EvansIsTheBest
353​
(+1)
24​
MuddyWaters
349​
(-2)
25​
Josedin
311​
(-4)
26​
RedheadDane
235​
(-6)
27​
Otolomanolo
201​
(-2)
28​
Urkiola
132​
(-)
CollectiveWisdom
543​
If there were a contribution from cyclocross to this game many scores would be higher, especially Urkiola's: I'm sure many of those women will have their influence on the game eventually, and if they are not taking an end of CX season break, some of the forthcoming races might suit them well. I suspect the next update will be in 3 weeks time, by when we'll have had WWT races in Omloop, Strade Bianche and Drenthe, and a few 1.1 races as well.


I don't need to add another reminder for the Spring Classics game here as well , do I?
 
It's funny how I usually tend to do better in cycling games with women's teams than men's teams, even though I barely know anything about women's cycling.

I guess choosing riders based entirely on PCS is not that bad of a strategy.
On the Spanish forum Parlamento Ciclismo , I won the women's CQ game last year and have been in the lead since week one this time around. I fear they have a very inflated impression of my level of expertise on women's racing. I am hiding from any expectation of contributing from my falsely perceived wisdom by making as many errors on my Spanish as I can get away with.
 
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To 10th March
A three week update, including Omloop, Strade Bianche and Ronde van Drenthe

Top increases in this period:
WIEBES Lorena
245pts​
2 teams (DK One & Muddy Waters)​
Drenthe & Oetingen wins
KOPECKY Lotte
224​
3 (DJSprtsch, Jon E, Leadbelly)​
Strade Bianche win, Omloop 2nd
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
217​
10​
Trofeo Oro win, SB 2nd, Omloop 3rd
FAULKNER Kristen
185​
11​
Trofeo Ponente 2nd and stage wins, Hageland win, SB 6th
VOS Marianne
173​
5​
Omloop win, SB 9th
PIETERSE Puck
143​
15​
SCHWEINBERGER Christina
129​
1(Archie Boy)​
VOLLERING Demi
123​
1(Libertine)​
BALSAMO Elisa
122​
12​
VAN ANROOIJ Shirin
119​
10​
GUAZZINI Vittoria
113​
1 (Laurens)​
NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna
107​
1 (Libertine)​
CADZOW Kim
106​
6​

During these weeks
The closest possible winning margin for Bob
1​
Bminchow
947​
Longo B, Vos, Pieterse, Balsamo, Van Androoij
2​
Ruvu
946​
Faulkner, Vos, Pieterse, Van Androoij
3​
TRiley36
896​
Longo B, Faulkner, Pieterse, Balsamo, Van Androoij
4​
Skidmark
880​
Longo B, Faulkner, Pieterse, Balsamo, Van Androoij
5​
Rufs
841​
Faulkner, Vos, Pieterse, Van Androoij
6​
SamuCuenca
831​
Longo B, Faulkner, Pieterse, Balsamo
7​
Madrazo
825​
Longo B, Faulkner, Pieterse, Balsamo
8​
AmisVelo
777​
9​
Leadbelly
720​
10​
Salvarani
675​
11​
SlowClimber
647​
12​
MuddyWaters
640​
13​
Izzyeivel
602​
14​
ArmchairCyclist
590​
15​
Anderis
551​
16​
DkOne
546​
17​
ArchieBoy
481​
18​
LibertineSeguros
425​
19​
JonEzeitza
413​
20​
Laurens147
405​
21​
Urkiola
394​
22​
EvansIsTheBest
391​
23​
LosBrolin
368​
24​
Otolomanolo
279​
25​
DJSprtsch
242​
26​
RedheadDane
193​
27​
Josedin
175​
28​
Hfgon1
168​
CollectiveWisdom
916​

Standings
Scores during this three week slot were considerably higher than those going into it, so maybe it's surprising that positions didn't change even more. The cyclocross riders that were popular picks have, for the most part, returned from their break after that season, so that made quite a boost for many teams.
Ruvu was just beaten on the short term total, but season-wide returns to the lead, and already looks like a formidable challenger, but the season is still in its early days.
1​
Ruvu
1795​
(+1)
2​
SamuCuenca
1702​
(-1)
3​
Bminchow
1692​
(+1)
4​
Leadbelly
1489​
(-1)
5​
AmisVelo
1482​
(+2)
6​
Rufs
1407​
(+4)
7​
ArmchairCyclist
1305​
(-1)
8​
Madrazo
1293​
(+7)
9​
Anderis
1291​
(-4)
10​
TRiley36
1264​
(+10)
11​
Skidmark
1243​
(+10)
12​
Salvarani
1191​
(-1)
13​
Izzyeivel
1178​
(-4)
14​
SlowClimber
1136​
(-1)
15​
DkOne
1042​
(-3)
16​
MuddyWaters
989​
(+8)
17​
ArchieBoy
919​
(-1)
18​
Laurens147
877​
(-4)
19​
Hfgon1
840​
(-11)
20​
JonEzeitza
808​
(-3)
21​
LibertineSeguros
782​
(+1)
22​
LosBrolin
746​
(-3)
23​
EvansIsTheBest
744​
(-)
24​
DJSprtsch
621​
(-6)
25​
Urkiola
526​
(+3)
26​
Josedin
486​
(-1)
27​
Otolomanolo
480​
(-)
28​
RedheadDane
428​
(-2)
CollectiveWisdom
1459​

Intention is for next update in 2 weeks, by when we will have had 2 more WWT one dayers and an even more northern European centred set of results.
 
To 10th March
A three week update, including Omloop, Strade Bianche and Ronde van Drenthe

Top increases in this period:
WIEBES Lorena
245pts​
2 teams (DK One & Muddy Waters)​
Drenthe & Oetingen wins
KOPECKY Lotte
224​
3 (DJSprtsch, Jon E, Leadbelly)​
Strade Bianche win, Omloop 2nd
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
217​
10​
Trofeo Oro win, SB 2nd, Omloop 3rd
FAULKNER Kristen
185​
11​
Trofeo Ponente 2nd and stage wins, Hageland win, SB 6th
VOS Marianne
173​
5​
Omloop win, SB 9th
PIETERSE Puck
143​
15​
SCHWEINBERGER Christina
129​
1(Archie Boy)​
VOLLERING Demi
123​
1(Libertine)​
BALSAMO Elisa
122​
12​
VAN ANROOIJ Shirin
119​
10​
GUAZZINI Vittoria
113​
1 (Laurens)​
NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna
107​
1 (Libertine)​
CADZOW Kim
106​
6​

During these weeks
The closest possible winning margin for Bob
1​
Bminchow
947​
Longo B, Vos, Pieterse, Balsamo, Van Androoij
2​
Ruvu
946​
Faulkner, Vos, Pieterse, Van Androoij
3​
TRiley36
896​
Longo B, Faulkner, Pieterse, Balsamo, Van Androoij
4​
Skidmark
880​
Longo B, Faulkner, Pieterse, Balsamo, Van Androoij
5​
Rufs
841​
Faulkner, Vos, Pieterse, Van Androoij
6​
SamuCuenca
831​
Longo B, Faulkner, Pieterse, Balsamo
7​
Madrazo
825​
Longo B, Faulkner, Pieterse, Balsamo
8​
AmisVelo
777​
9​
Leadbelly
720​
10​
Salvarani
675​
11​
SlowClimber
647​
12​
MuddyWaters
640​
13​
Izzyeivel
602​
14​
ArmchairCyclist
590​
15​
Anderis
551​
16​
DkOne
546​
17​
ArchieBoy
481​
18​
LibertineSeguros
425​
19​
JonEzeitza
413​
20​
Laurens147
405​
21​
Urkiola
394​
22​
EvansIsTheBest
391​
23​
LosBrolin
368​
24​
Otolomanolo
279​
25​
DJSprtsch
242​
26​
RedheadDane
193​
27​
Josedin
175​
28​
Hfgon1
168​
CollectiveWisdom
916​

Standings
Scores during this three week slot were considerably higher than those going into it, so maybe it's surprising that positions didn't change even more. The cyclocross riders that were popular picks have, for the most part, returned from their break after that season, so that made quite a boost for many teams.
Ruvu was just beaten on the short term total, but season-wide returns to the lead, and already looks like a formidable challenger, but the season is still in its early days.
1​
Ruvu
1795​
(+1)
2​
SamuCuenca
1702​
(-1)
3​
Bminchow
1692​
(+1)
4​
Leadbelly
1489​
(-1)
5​
AmisVelo
1482​
(+2)
6​
Rufs
1407​
(+4)
7​
ArmchairCyclist
1305​
(-1)
8​
Madrazo
1293​
(+7)
9​
Anderis
1291​
(-4)
10​
TRiley36
1264​
(+10)
11​
Skidmark
1243​
(+10)
12​
Salvarani
1191​
(-1)
13​
Izzyeivel
1178​
(-4)
14​
SlowClimber
1136​
(-1)
15​
DkOne
1042​
(-3)
16​
MuddyWaters
989​
(+8)
17​
ArchieBoy
919​
(-1)
18​
Laurens147
877​
(-4)
19​
Hfgon1
840​
(-11)
20​
JonEzeitza
808​
(-3)
21​
LibertineSeguros
782​
(+1)
22​
LosBrolin
746​
(-3)
23​
EvansIsTheBest
744​
(-)
24​
DJSprtsch
621​
(-6)
25​
Urkiola
526​
(+3)
26​
Josedin
486​
(-1)
27​
Otolomanolo
480​
(-)
28​
RedheadDane
428​
(-2)
CollectiveWisdom
1459​

Intention is for next update in 2 weeks, by when we will have had 2 more WWT one dayers and an even more northern European centred set of results.
Thank you Marianne!!
 
Because I tracked it in the men's game, I've looked to see if anyone has all of their riders off the mark yet: No is the short answer.
Leadbelly is waiting only on Marta Cavalli, but she has an injury from a training fall in early February, and I'm not sure how soon she is due back.
There are several teams that need 2 more, but most of those are dependent on at least one of Cavalli, Dygert or Van Empel breaking their ducks, so a draw looks likely.

But the race to half the team in profit is more likely to be decided first here: Amis Velo is on 7/16, and Bminchow, Rufus and Ruvu each only one behind.
 
Ottestad into profit!

And while I'm at it:

The following of my riders will - as things stand now - be on the start of at least one race throughout the week.

Ahtosalo
Aintila
Andersen
Dideriksen
Henttala
Koerner
Norsgaard

This appears to be mostly for De Panne, but there's likely gonna be quite an overlap in lineups with GW.
 
CUL injured and now Wiebes skips Panne, ow, my team biggest stars. Hope Wiebes is short term and that CUL can excel in other races than intended before her crash.
I very, very nearly submitted a team that was literally just Demi, Kasia, Cille and then the remainder put together on a budget of 5 points. I'm still terrified that if Demi or Kasia get injured my whole season goes up in smoke, but at least I dodged a bullet on Cille...
 
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Because I tracked it in the men's game, I've looked to see if anyone has all of their riders off the mark yet: No is the short answer.
Leadbelly is waiting only on Marta Cavalli, but she has an injury from a training fall in early February, and I'm not sure how soon she is due back.
There are several teams that need 2 more, but most of those are dependent on at least one of Cavalli, Dygert or Van Empel breaking their ducks, so a draw looks likely.

But the race to half the team in profit is more likely to be decided first here: Amis Velo is on 7/16, and Bminchow, Rufus and Ruvu each only one behind.
Marta Cavalli returned for Trofeo Alberto Binda, and got three points for finishing, so Leadbelly was the first to get everybody with some points on the board. Still no-one got half their riders in profit yet.
 
2 weeks to 24th March
including Trofeo Alberto Binda, NokereKoerse, Brugge-De Panne and Gent-Wevelgem

Top scorers (in the game) in these 2 weeks
BALSAMO Elisa
364​
De Panne and Alberto Binda wins, GW 2nd
12 teams​
WIEBES Lorena
200​
GW win, Nokere 2nd
2​
KOPECKY Lotte
194​
Nokere win, Binda 2nd
3​
KOOL Charlotte
147​
De Panne 2nd, GW 4th
3​
PIETERSE Puck
117​
Binda 3rd, GW 7th
15​
OTTESTAD Mie Bjørndal
106​
Tour de Normandy win
1 (RhD)​
SIERRA CAÑADILLA Arlenis
105​
Nokere 5th, GW 6th
1 (Samu)​
VAN DIJK Ellen
91​
14​
BASILICO Valentina
89​
1 (Evans)​
NORSGAARD BJERG (JØRGENSEN) Emma Cecilie
77​
10​
GEORGI Pfeiffer
59​
3​
DYGERT Chloe
53​
8​

points in this fortnight
(as if leading the Spring Classics game were not enough)
1​
SlowClimber
776​
Balsamo, Kool, Pieterse and Van Dijk
2​
Skidmark
761​
Balsamo, Pieterse, Van Dijk, Norsgaard, Dygert
3​
SamuCuenca
751​
Balsamo, Pieterse, Sierra, Van Dijk
4​
TRiley36
745​
Balsamo, Pieterse, Van Dijk, Norsgaard, Dygert
5​
Ruvu
744​
6​
Madrazo
669​
7​
Bminchow
631​
8​
ArmchairCyclist
612​
8​
ArchieBoy
612​
10​
Salvarani
606​
11​
LosBrolin
596​
12​
Leadbelly
588​
13​
MuddyWaters
510​
14​
Rufs
366​
15​
AmisVelo
344​
16​
JonEzeitza
335​
17​
DkOne
332​
18​
Izzyeivel
301​
19​
Laurens147
264​
20​
DJSprtsch
262​
21​
RedheadDane
260​
22​
LibertineSeguros
222​
23​
Josedin
220​
24​
Urkiola
205​
25​
Otolomanolo
183​
26​
EvansIsTheBest
159​
27​
Hfgon1
121​
28​
Anderis
119​
CollectiveWisdom
690​

Standings
The top three overall were placed 5th, 3rd and 7th, so the top two are now cloer to each other and farther ahead of the rest. The top two from this update come into the top ten, replacing Rufs and Anderis.
1​
Ruvu
2539​
(-)
2​
SamuCuenca
2453​
(-)
3​
Bminchow
2323​
(-)
4​
Leadbelly
2077​
(-)
5​
TRiley36
2009​
(+5)
6​
Skidmark
2004​
(+5)
7​
Madrazo
1962​
(+1)
8​
ArmchairCyclist
1917​
(-1)
9​
SlowClimber
1912​
(+5)
10​
AmisVelo
1826​
(-5)
11​
Salvarani
1797​
(+1)
12​
Rufs
1773​
(-6)
13​
ArchieBoy
1531​
(+4)
14​
MuddyWaters
1499​
(+2)
15​
Izzyeivel
1479​
(-2)
16​
Anderis
1410​
(-7)
17​
DkOne
1374​
(-2)
18​
LosBrolin
1342​
(+4)
19​
JonEzeitza
1143​
(+1)
20​
Laurens147
1141​
(-2)
21​
LibertineSeguros
1004​
(-)
22​
Hfgon1
961​
(-3)
23​
EvansIsTheBest
903​
(-)
24​
DJSprtsch
883​
(-)
25​
Urkiola
731​
(-)
26​
Josedin
706​
(-)
27​
RedheadDane
688​
(+1)
28​
Otolomanolo
663​
(-1)
CollectiveWisdom
2149​


CQ must have got wind of this game: they are putting up weekly downloads for the women's rankings now, rather than the 3 or 4 a year previously, which is very welcome. I anticipate doing a batch of Emerging Riders' games this time next week, so the next update here should be in two weeks, including Ronde and Roubaix.
 
So, after I scored points from Ahtosalo, Fahlin, and Andersen yesterday, here are my riders for the rest of the week. Riders in bold are for the Big One Saturday.

Ahtosalo
Aintila
Andersen
Dideriksen
Fahlin
Henttala
Koerner
Norsgaard
 
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I'm probably very late to the party in realising this, but the women's CQ scoring scale is rather different to the men's and gives much more weight to SSRs than to the big races.

I only noticed it with two of my riders getting wins this week. Kopecky won PR (1.WWT) and got 140 points while Drummond won Region Pays de la Loire Tour (1.2) and got 40!! Now if we translate those results to a men's race of the same level the scores would have been 280 vs 15. That's a massive difference in a points scoring ratio.

There must be some reason why they have it this way, but maybe it's something to bear in mind next year when selecting your team.