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2024 Women's CQ Manager game

Page 6 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.
In RhD texting voice: *ANDERSEN. Don't make him Swedish.

Im Samu texting voice: *ANDERSEN. Don't make him North American.

Don't make him anything other than Danish!

Just for fun, here are a list of riders with bracketed names:

STEPHENS (ROBERTSON) Lauren
NORSGAARD BJERG (JØRGENSEN) Emma Cecilie
EDWARDS (WINDER) Ruth
DEIGNAN (ARMITSTEAD) Elizabeth
WOOD (BARNES) Alice - That's a rather new thing, isn't it?
 
CQ also changed the format of Karen Lorena Villamizar's name by omitting Lorena, despite the fact that it appears to be the name she prefers to go by herself.
Oops, sorry about O rather than E.

Managing lists for the Emerging Riders games means than just about every name change comes to my attention. I suspect that they assume that whatever variant on a name they have most recently received from a race results service becomes the current name. Benoit Cosnefroy has just changed to that circumflex devoid version of his name in the last few weeks, but I wouldn't be surprised if after his next result in a French speaking territory he suddenly reacquired it.
 
Don't make him anything other than Danish!

Just for fun, here are a list of riders with bracketed names:

STEPHENS (ROBERTSON) Lauren
NORSGAARD BJERG (JØRGENSEN) Emma Cecilie
EDWARDS (WINDER) Ruth
DEIGNAN (ARMITSTEAD) Elizabeth
WOOD (BARNES) Alice - That's a rather new thing, isn't it?

Yes, Alice Barnes and Oliver Wood got married in the off season.

Kim Le Court hasn't had Pienaar added to her name (yet), but Tamara Dronova has that hyphen between her maiden name and, what I assume is, her married name, which I'm not sure is her legal name.
 
20 May to 10 June
3 weeks, including Ride London and Tour of Britain, GP Eibar, Vuelta a Andalucia, Catalunya, and a batch of 1.1s, mainly in Belgium

Scoring big was the preserve of the less popular picks this time around: the two biggest scorers having been priced out as far as most teams are concerned.
KOPECKY Lotte
314​
Tour of Britain GC and 2 stage wins, Ride London 3rd and stage pts
3 (DJSprtsch, JonE, Lead)​
WIEBES Lorena
300​
Ride London GC and 3 stage wins, ToB stage win and 2 3rd, GC 10th
2 (Dk One, Muddy Waters)​
PATERNOSTER Letizia
182​
London 4th, Britain 5th with stage pts
1 (Muddy Waters)​
KOOL Charlotte
158​
London GC2nd and 2 2nds, one 2nd in ToB
3 (Laurens, Muddy, Slow Climber)​
GARCIA CAÑELLAS Margarita Victoria
140​
Andalucia win + stage pts
1 (Samu)​
VOS Marianne
136​
Catalunya win + stage pts
5​
MAJERUS Christine
108​
1 (Urkiola)​
AALERUD Katrine
100​
1 (RhD)​
KOPECKY Julia
97​
6​
WOLLASTON Ally
97​
3​
GEORGI Pfeiffer
94​
3​
WYLLIE Ella
82​
4​
BRAND Lucinda
80​
2​
COPPONI Clara
79​
3​
DEIGNAN (ARMITSTEAD) Elizabeth
77​
3​
OTTESTAD Mie Bjørndal
73​
1​


Looking at that, you won't be surprised to see who is the top scorer in this three week slot, and by quite a margin.
1​
MuddyWaters
845​
Wieves, Paternoster, Kool, Vos
2​
EvansIsTheBest
547​
Vos, Woolaston, Kopecky J
3​
DJSprtsch
545​
Kopecky L, Kopecky J
4​
Laurens147
493​
Kool.Vos, Brand
5​
DkOne
444​
Wiebes
6​
JonEzeitza
416​
Kopecky L
7​
Leadbelly
387​
8​
Urkiola
365​
9​
Rufs
352​
10​
SamuCuenca
348​
11​
Josedin
346​
12​
RedheadDane
334​
13​
Hfgon1
325​
14​
Otolomanolo
275​
15​
ArmchairCyclist
253​
16​
Bminchow
220​
17​
Izzyeivel
211​
18​
AmisVelo
195​
19​
LosBrolin
190​
20​
SlowClimber
168​
21​
ArchieBoy
154​
22​
Ruvu
140​
23​
Anderis
137​
24​
Salvarani
136​
25​
TRiley36
133​
26​
Skidmark
59​
27​
Madrazo
44​
28​
LibertineSeguros
35​
CollectiveWisdom
51​


Standings
Only one of those who were top ten on 19th May was in the top half during these three weeks. Being the exception to the rule of underacheivement among the leaders puts Samu Cuenca back up to 2nd overall, with the gap more than halved. Muddy Waters takes a big jump forward to join the battle for 4th place which, were it more prestigious, would be very closely fought with 3 teams separated by just 5 points, and 6 teams in 35, and a couple more with not-insurmountable gaps.
1​
Bminchow
4712​
(-)
2​
SamuCuenca
4601​
(+1)
3​
Ruvu
4456​
(-1)
4​
Skidmark
3766​
(-)
5​
ArmchairCyclist
3762​
(+2)
6​
TRiley36
3761​
(-1)
7​
MuddyWaters
3758​
(+6)
8​
SlowClimber
3737​
(-2)
9​
Rufs
3731​
(+2)
10​
Salvarani
3640​
(-2)
11​
AmisVelo
3633​
(-2)
12​
Leadbelly
3550​
(-)
13​
Madrazo
3449​
(-3)
14​
EvansIsTheBest
3025​
(+3)
15​
Laurens147
2861​
(+4)
16​
Anderis
2742​
(-2)
17​
Izzyeivel
2707​
(-2)
18​
DkOne
2699​
(+2)
19​
ArchieBoy
2534​
(-1)
20​
LibertineSeguros
2520​
(-4)
21​
LosBrolin
2445​
(-1)
22​
JonEzeitza
2282​
(+2)
23​
DJSprtsch
2277​
(+2)
24​
Urkiola
2274​
(-1)
25​
Otolomanolo
2223​
(-3)
26​
Hfgon1
2019​
(-)
27​
Josedin
1883​
(-)
28​
RedheadDane
1606​
(-)
I'm guessing that my best chance to do the next update will be after week 1 of the Tour (there is a rest day on the Monday, yes?) So that should include Tour de Suisse, Thuringen Tour, and a thousand and one national championships.

And I suppose that was the first of what will be many TdF game reminders and prompts that I shall scatter around the forum in the next three weeks.
 
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It's early, but with these three being ~ 700 points clear, it might be worth starting the comparison in the selections

Riders in price order:
BminchowSamu CuencaRuvu
REALINI Gaia
VAN ANROOIJ Shirin
LONGO BORGHINI ElisaLONGO BORGHINI ElisaLONGO BORGHINI Elisa
DYGERT Chloe
BALSAMO ElisaBALSAMO ElisaBALSAMO Elisa
CAVALLI MartaCAVALLI Marta
BARIL OliviaBARIL Olivia
GARCIA CAÑELLAS Margarita Victoria
SIERRA CAÑADILLA Arlenis
VOS Marianne
SHACKLEY Anna
FISHER-BLACK Niamh
AHTOSALO Anniina
WOLLASTON Ally
NIEDERMAIER Antonia
WYLLIE Ella
EWERS Veronica
RUEGG Noemi
VAS Blanka
VAN EMPEL FemVAN EMPEL Fem
BARBIERI Rachele
MANLY Alexandra
BÄCKSTEDT ZoeBÄCKSTEDT Zoe
CADZOW Kim
PIETERSE PuckPIETERSE PuckPIETERSE Puck
FAULKNER KristenFAULKNER Kristen
GIGANTE SarahGIGANTE SarahGIGANTE Sarah
BEGO Julie
EDWARDS (WINDER) RuthEDWARDS (WINDER) RuthEDWARDS (WINDER) Ruth
VAN DEN BROEK-BLAAK Chantal
VAN DIJK EllenVAN DIJK EllenVAN DIJK Ellen

So six of these riders are irrelevant to the competition between these three.
 
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11 to 30 June
So that includes Tour de Suisse, Tour des Pyrenees, Thuringen Tour, and national championships galore

VOLLERING Demi
246​
1 (Libertine S)​
Suisse 3 stages and overall won
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
189​
10​
GC 3rd in Suisse, win & TT 3rd in nats
LABOUS Juliette
147​
2 (DJSprtsch, Evans)​
National RR win, 5th in Suisse
EDWARDS (WINDER) Ruth
145​
7​
Thuringen Tour win
NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna
140​
1 (LIbertine S)​
4th in Suisse, 7th in Thuringen
BRADBURY Neve
138​
2 (Armchair, Laurens)​
2nd in Suisse
NIEDERMAIER Antonia
122​
13​
6th in Suisse, 3rd Nat RR, 2nd Nat TT
BRAND Lucinda
107​
2 (Laurens, Urkiola)​
KOPECKY Lotte
105​
3​
RUEGG Noemi
92​
1 (Ruvu)​
REALINI Gaia
87​
9​
VAN DEN BROEK-BLAAK Chantal
74​
7​
WLODARCZYK Dominika
70​
1 (Jon E)​


All of us (as represented by Collective Wisdom) beat all of as (as individuals), although there were high scoring rare picks.
The runaway top three overall are 1st, 2nd and 4th this time, so they are no less runaway.

1​
Bminchow
661​
ELB, Edwards, Realini, VdBroek-B
2​
SamuCuenca
642​
ELB, Edwards, Niedermaier
3​
AmisVelo
631​
ELB, Edwards, Realini, VdBroek-B
4​
Ruvu
603​
ELB, Edwards, Ruegg
5​
ArmchairCyclist
576​
6​
SlowClimber
573​
7​
Leadbelly
571​
8​
Rufs
514​
9​
Salvarani
505​
10​
Madrazo
484​
11​
LibertineSeguros
470​
12​
Anderis
462​
13​
TRiley36
435​
14​
Skidmark
431​
15​
Josedin
426​
16​
Urkiola
419​
17​
DJSprtsch
404​
18​
Otolomanolo
388​
19​
EvansIsTheBest
382​
20​
Hfgon1
375​
21​
Izzyeivel
356​
22​
JonEzeitza
355​
23​
Laurens147
338​
24​
ArchieBoy
335​
25​
LosBrolin
320​
26​
MuddyWaters
300​
27​
DkOne
293​
28​
RedheadDane
290​
CollectiveWisdom
671​
ELB, Edwards, Niedermaier, VdBroek-B

Standings
The top 7 here were all among the top 8 in this batch of races. The places in the lower top ten are still being fought over, while the top three get farther away, with bigger spaces between them.

1​
Bminchow
5373​
(-)
2​
SamuCuenca
5243​
(-)
3​
Ruvu
5059​
(-)
4​
ArmchairCyclist
4338​
(+1)
5​
SlowClimber
4310​
(+3)
6​
AmisVelo
4264​
(+5)
7​
Rufs
4245​
(+2)
8​
Skidmark
4197​
(-4)
9​
TRiley36
4196​
(-3)
10​
Salvarani
4145​
(-)
11​
Leadbelly
4121​
(+1)
12​
MuddyWaters
4058​
(-5)
13​
Madrazo
3933​
(-)
14​
EvansIsTheBest
3407​
(-)
15​
Anderis
3204​
(+1)
16​
Laurens147
3199​
(-1)
17​
Izzyeivel
3063​
(-)
18​
DkOne
2992​
(-)
19​
LibertineSeguros
2990​
(+1)
20​
ArchieBoy
2869​
(-1)
21​
LosBrolin
2765​
(-)
22​
Urkiola
2693​
(+2)
23​
DJSprtsch
2681​
(-)
24​
JonEzeitza
2637​
(-2)
25​
Otolomanolo
2611​
(-)
26​
Hfgon1
2394​
(-)
27​
Josedin
2309​
(-)
28​
RedheadDane
1896​
(-)
CollectiveWisdom
4779​

I'd hope to get an update shortly after the men's Tour de France is done. In the meantime, feel free to check out the spreadsheet.