kurtinsc said:Why hasn't Pellizotti found a ride yet?
As I understand it, he's completely cleared to race. His entire positive was thrown out... is there still some chance he could get a suspension?
If not... you'd think he'd have some value for someone.
Ferminal said:I have Ricco, Pellizotti and Valjavec! Funny we pick them but not Di Luca, who has a contract and will probably do rather well.
The Hitch said:
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skidmark said:I don't understand that logic; Ricco is a loss of 756 points going by last year, possibly a lot more if he had a big year (or as big a year as you are assuming for your missed picks). Pellizotti if he rode all season could get 700-1000 at least, Valjevic several hundred. Plus you may not have CVV or Schumi, but presumably the guys you have in their place will get points, which lessens the blow somewhat.
Tuarts said:Wow, I cracked the top 10. The equivelant of showing my face at the front of the peleton for a few k's in the middle of a race.
Now to watch as I slip back in the bunch into obscurity.
The Hitch said:For further emphasis regarding how much of the season remains, consider that in this legendary 2010 highlights video, we are only 17 seconds in.
The video is 10 minutes 46 seconds long.
Its like one of those history of the earth timelines. People think the Romans were a long time ago, but if you open your eyes and look at the bigger picture, it was practically yesterday. (insert creationist joke here)
Similarly, a few Ozzie races (location or victor wise) may seem like a lot, but there is so so much more left.
Think about it. Everything that comes after the 17 second mark in the video is YET to happen in 2011 (though obviously different winners)
bicing said:i move up to 5th yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
take that haterz!
i think this week will start to separate the good teams from the rest. glad im in a good position!
Timmy-loves-Rabo said:lol based on what?
I guess we should have based our teams around oman, algarve etc??
Damn, I knew i shouldnt have considered GTs, PT stage races, classics etc when i made my team I screwed up.
kurtinsc said:Another fun one:
Winning any one of the races in the Challenge Mallorca counts the same or more then: 9th at Milan-Sanremo or Paris-Roubaix, 5th at San Sebastian or Vattenfall, 9th at Paris-Nice or the Dauphine Libere 16th at the Giro or 19th at the Tour, or winning a TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE.
kurtinsc said:I'm interested to see who hits 7500 points first.
The first to "break even".
Tuarts said:We wont know of any clear winner until after the Vuelta. Giro and Tour will also be the main times where the decks are reshuffled too.
Maybe have a semi 'award' for the leaders before the next GT, there's enough time between all 3 isn't there?
The Hitch said:You like your fun facts i see
But to show you just how much of the season remains, heres a fun fact for you
microdose in 1st place currently has 2066 points.
Alberto Contador at this point last year had 0 points. By the end of July he had 2092 points. Thats just 1 rider. Sure hes the best, but most players here have 30 riders not 1.
And he finished with August September and October (all months that offer significantly more points than January and February) still to spare.
And yes Mallorca and Mumbai do give an odd ammount of points, but those points are still nothing compared to the totals one can get from gts. Nothing.
Here are some more fun facts to back that up.
Microdose in the lead has 2066 points.
The top 2 from last years Tour de France alone got 1705 points.
Positions 1 5 and 6 from last years Giro got 1857.
Getting 1st 5th and 6th in the Giro isnt much of an ask considering how many people have Anton, Di Luca, Pellizoti, Rujano. But 95% of posters lie within such a score.
And heres where it gets really tasty.
Positions 1 3 and 5 from last years Giro racked up a total of 1942 points
Luckyboy is currently rock bottom of the standings. He has Menchov, Di Luca, Pellizoti and Rujano. It doenst take a wild imagination to see those 4 riders alone getting a similar score at this years Giro.
But heres the kicker. Current first place microdose hasnt got anyone who is likely to get him many or any points in the Giro.
And so the entirely feasable score for luckyboy, would in an instant move up our current lantern rouge above our current maillot jaune.
But before the Giro even starts in Turin, we still have 4 monuments, dozens of classics, several pt stage races.
Then after that we have several more classics pt stage races, and of course 2 more gts were people can easily score 2000 or even 3000 + points.
Maybe its just me, but somehow i dont see the 3rd week of february as the decider that bicing is making it out to be.
The Hitch said:I think Waterloo sunrise looks very good for this.