Prediction 2021

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RaceMarch predictionPre-race prediction
Strade Bianche (1 point)Mathieu van der PoelBauke Mollema
Milano-Sanremo (1 point)Wout van AertMathieu van der Poel
Gent-Wevelgem (half a point)Mads Pedersen
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1 point)Wout van Aert
Paris-Roubaix (1 point)Mathieu van der Poel
Amstel Gold Race (half a point)Marc Hirschi
La Flèche Wallonne (half a point)Julian Alaphilippe
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1 point)Primož Roglič
Giro winner (2/1 point)Egan Bernal
Giro podium 2 (2/1 point)Remco Evenpoel
Giro podium 3 (2/1 point)Simon Yates
TDF winner (2/1 point)Tadej Pogačar
TDF podium 2 (2/1 point)Primož Roglič
TDF podium 3 (2/1 point)Richard Carapaz
TDF - Green jersey (1 point)Sam Bennet
TDF - White jersey (half a point)Tadej Pogačar
TDF Polka dot jersey (1 point)Nairo Quintana
OG Road Race (1 point)Wout van Aert
OG Time Trial (1 point)Remco Evenpoel
Vuelta winner (2/1 point)Primož Roglič
Vuelta podium 2 (2/1 point)Tadej Pogačar
Vuelta podium 3 (2/1 point)Enric Mas
WC Road Race (1 point)Julian Alaphilippe
WC TimeTrial (1 point)Remco Evenpoel
Il Lombardia (1 point)Bauke Mollema
 
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If Pogacar was riding for Jumbo or Ineos I would say everybody please pack the bags. No contest at all.

It is different when you are the one to beat. Cannot hide at the shadow all the time. No way. He can still win, but won't be the same. IMHO.
 
If Pogacar was riding for Jumbo or Ineos I would say everybody please pack the bags. No contest at all.

It is different when you are the one to beat. Cannot hide at the shadow all the time. No way. He can still win, but won't be the same. IMHO.
It's very impressive that Pogacar at such a young age with such a weak team and after losing time due to wind still managed to defeat Roglic in the middle of his prime, who had a super strong team. If anything in the coming years things should be more favourable to Pogacar (stronger team, prime age, no wind losses), at least considering his rivalry with Roglic.
 
Going heavy on Julian and Remco! More of a wish list than a predictions list, but we'll see. Go Quickstep!

RaceMarch predictionPre-race prediction
Strade Bianche (1 point)Alaphilippe
Milano-Sanremo (1 point)Ballerini
Gent-Wevelgem (half point)Bennett
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1 point)Alaphillipe
Paris-Roubaix (1 point)Stybar
Amstel Gold Race (half a point)Van der Poel
La Flèche Wallonne (half a point)Alaphilippe
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1 point)Alaphilippe
Giro winner (2/1 point)Bernal
Giro podium 2 (2/1 point)Landa
Giro podium 3 (2/1 point)Almeida
TDF winner (2/1 point)Pogacar
TDF podium 2 (2/1 point)Roglic
TDF podium 3 (2/1 point)Alaphilippe
TDF - Green jersey (1 point)Bennett
TDF - White jersey (half a point)Pogacar
TDF - Polka dot jersey(1 point)Carapaz
OG Road Race (1 point)Alaphilippe
OG Time Trial (1 point)Evenepoel
Vuelta winner (2/1 point)Evenepoel
Vuelta podium 2 (2/1 point)Bernal
Vuelta podium 3 (2/1 point)Adam Yates
WC Road Race (1 point)Evenepoel
WC TimeTrial (1 point)Ganna
Il Lombardia (1 point)Vlasov
 
Can I already set pre-race prediciton? Are there any rules? Thanks.
Yeah, sure you can.
I wait until the last day, because I'd change my mind in the meantime, anyway, but you can do your pre-race predictions for all races whenever you want (just before the race starts...). If you want to change your pre-race prediction before the start you can always do that, too, it's just a bit more work to keep track, then, so it would be helpful to not do it constantly. There are no rules for that, however. The last change counts.

And of course the pre-race prediction for Strade would be good now, in any case, but I think last year the rule was, that if you don't give a pre-race-prediction the March prediction counts as pre-race prediction as well, so if it's the same, you don't even need to state it specifically.
 
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Yeah, sure you can.
I wait until the last day, because I'd change my mind in the meantime, anyway, but you can do your pre-race predictions for all races whenever you want (just before the race starts...). If you want to change your pre-race prediction before the start you can always do that, too, it's just a bit more work to keep track, then, so it would be helpful to not do it constantly. There are no rules for that, however. The last change counts.

And of course the pre-race prediction for Strade would be good now, in any case, but I think last year the rule was, that if you don't give a pre-race-prediction the March prediction counts as pre-race prediction as well, so if it's the same, you don't even need to state it specifically.
Thank you very much. :)
 
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RaceMarch predictionPre-race prediction
Strade Bianche (1 point)Van AertVan Aert
Milano-Sanremo (1 point)Van der Poel
Gent-Wevelgem (half a point)Van der Poel
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1 point)Van Aert
Paris-Roubaix (1 point)Stybar
Amstel Gold Race (half a point)Van der Poel
La Flèche Wallonne (half a point)Hirschi
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1 point)Alaphilippe
Giro winner (2/1 point)Bernal
Giro podium 2 (2/1 point)Carthy
Giro podium 3 (2/1 point)Almeida
TDF winner (2/1 point)Pogacar
TDF podium 2 (2/1 point)Roglic
TDF podium 3 (2/1 point)Carapaz
TDF - Green jersey (1 point)Bennett
TDF - White jersey (half a point)Pogacar
TDF Polka dot jersey (1 point)M.A.Lopez
OG Road Race (1 point)Evenepoel
OG Time Trial (1 point)Ganna
Vuelta winner (2/1 point)Evenepoel
Vuelta podium 2 (2/1 point)Bernal
Vuelta podium 3 (2/1 point)M.A.Lopez
WC Road Race (1 point)Van Aert
WC TimeTrial (1 point)Ganna
Il Lombardia (1 point)Roglic
 
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RaceMarch predictionPre-race prediction
Strade Bianche (1 point)WvAAlaphilippe
Milano-Sanremo (1 point)Ganna
Gent-Wevelgem (half a point)MVP
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1 point)MVP
Paris-Roubaix (1 point)WvA
Amstel Gold Race (half a point)Alaphilippe
La Flèche Wallonne (half a point)Alaphilippe
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1 point)Alaphilippe
Giro winner (2/1 point)Bernal
Giro podium 2 (2/1 point)Evenepoel
Giro podium 3 (2/1 point)S Yates
TDF winner (2/1 point)Roglic
TDF podium 2 (2/1 point)Pogacar
TDF podium 3 (2/1 point)Sivakov
TDF - Green jersey (1 point)Bennett
TDF - White jersey (half a point)Pogacar
TDF Polka dot jersey (1 point)Pinot
OG Road Race (1 point)Alaphilippe
OG Time Trial (1 point)Ganna
Vuelta winner (2/1 point)Roglic
Vuelta podium 2 (2/1 point)Bernal
Vuelta podium 3 (2/1 point)Buchmann
WC Road Race (1 point)WvA
WC TimeTrial (1 point)Ganna
Il Lombardia (1 point) Dan Martin
 
RaceMarch predictionPre-race prediction
Strade Bianche (1 point)Van der PoelVan der Poel
Milano-Sanremo (1 point)Alaphilippe
Gent-Wevelgem (half a point)Pedersen
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1 point)Van Aert
Paris-Roubaix (1 point)Van Aert
Amstel Gold Race (half a point)Alaphilippe
La Flèche Wallonne (half a point)Alaphilippe
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1 point)Hirschi
Giro winner (2/1 point)Bernal
Giro podium 2 (2/1 point)Pinot
Giro podium 3 (2/1 point)Landa
TDF winner (2/1 point)Roglic
TDF podium 2 (2/1 point)Pogacar
TDF podium 3 (2/1 point)Thomas
TDF - Green jersey (1 point)Sagan
TDF - White jersey (half a point)Pogacar
TDF Polka dot jersey (1 point)Pogacar
OG Road Race (1 point)Lo Squalo
OG Time Trial (1 point)Evenepoel
Vuelta winner (2/1 point)Carapaz
Vuelta podium 2 (2/1 point)Roglic
Vuelta podium 3 (2/1 point)Pinot
WC Road Race (1 point)Van der Poel
WC TimeTrial (1 point)Ganna
Il Lombardia (1 point)Pinot
 
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I am back.

And I am shocked to see there is no Vuelta green jersey in the contest this year :eek:


RaceMarch predictionPre-race prediction
Strade Bianche (1 point)Van AertVan Aert
Milano-Sanremo (1 point)Van Aert
Gent-Wevelgem (half a point)Van Aert
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1 point)Van Aert
Paris-Roubaix (1 point)Van Aert
Amstel Gold Race (half a point)Hirschi
La Flèche Wallonne (half a point)Hirschi
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1 point)Hirschi
Giro winner (2/1 point)Bernal
Giro podium 2 (2/1 point)Buchmann
Giro podium 3 (2/1 point)Carthy
TDF winner (2/1 point)Pogacar
TDF podium 2 (2/1 point)Roglic
TDF podium 3 (2/1 point)Carapaz
TDF - Green jersey (1 point)Sagan
TDF - White jersey (half a point)Pogacar
TDF Polka dot jersey (1 point)Hirschi
OG Road Race (1 point)Alaphilippe
OG Time Trial (1 point)Ganna
Vuelta winner (2/1 point)Pogacar
Vuelta podium 2 (2/1 point)Evenepoel
Vuelta podium 3 (2/1 point)Bernal
WC Road Race (1 point)Van Aert
WC TimeTrial (1 point)Ganna
Il Lombardia (1 point)Evenepoel
 
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RaceMarch predictionPre-race prediction
Strade Bianche (1 point)Van der PoelVan der Poel
Milano-Sanremo (1 point)Alaphilippe
Gent-Wevelgem (half a point)Pedersen
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1 point)Van Aert
Paris-Roubaix (1 point)Van Aert
Amstel Gold Race (half a point)Alaphilippe
La Flèche Wallonne (half a point)Alaphilippe
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1 point)Hirschi
Giro winner (2/1 point)Bernal
Giro podium 2 (2/1 point)Pinot
Giro podium 3 (2/1 point)Landa
TDF winner (2/1 point)Roglic
TDF podium 2 (2/1 point)Pogacar
TDF podium 3 (2/1 point)Thomas
TDF - Green jersey (1 point)Sagan
TDF - White jersey (half a point)Pogacar
TDF Polka dot jersey (1 point)Pogacar
OG Road Race (1 point)Lo Squalo
OG Time Trial (1 point)Evenepoel
Vuelta winner (2/1 point)Carapaz
Vuelta podium 2 (2/1 point)Roglic
Vuelta podium 3 (2/1 point)Pinot
WC Road Race (1 point)Van der Poel
WC TimeTrial (1 point)Ganna
Il Lombardia (1 point)Pinot
Very unimaginative
 
I am back.

And I am shocked to see there is no Vuelta green jersey in the contest this year :eek:


RaceMarch predictionPre-race prediction
Strade Bianche (1 point)Van AertVan Aert
Milano-Sanremo (1 point)Van Aert
Gent-Wevelgem (half a point)Van Aert
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1 point)Van Aert
Paris-Roubaix (1 point)Van Aert
Amstel Gold Race (half a point)Hirschi
La Flèche Wallonne (half a point)Hirschi
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1 point)Hirschi
Giro winner (2/1 point)Bernal
Giro podium 2 (2/1 point)Buchmann
Giro podium 3 (2/1 point)Carthy
TDF winner (2/1 point)Pogacar
TDF podium 2 (2/1 point)Roglic
TDF podium 3 (2/1 point)Carapaz
TDF - Green jersey (1 point)Sagan
TDF - White jersey (half a point)Pogacar
TDF Polka dot jersey (1 point)Hirschi
OG Road Race (1 point)Alaphilippe
OG Time Trial (1 point)Ganna
Vuelta winner (2/1 point)Pogacar
Vuelta podium 2 (2/1 point)Evenepoel
Vuelta podium 3 (2/1 point)Bernal
WC Road Race (1 point)Van Aert
WC TimeTrial (1 point)Ganna
Il Lombardia (1 point)Evenepoel
I will think of another, less wound opening tie breaker... in case I am still at the wheel by then.

Which brings me to the most pressing point: Anybody interested in taking over this game? Otherwise you will be subjected to my calculation abilities, and I'm not sure that's in anybody's interest. I tried to make an excel (okay, open office) sheet earlier in the day, and already failed at the most basic task: saving things before the program decides it has had enough. Anybody? A knight or lady in shining armour or at least lycra?
 
RaceMarch predictionPre-race prediction
Strade Bianche (1 point)AlaphilippeAlaphilippe
Milano-Sanremo (1 point)Van der Poel
Gent-Wevelgem (half a point)Pedersen
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1 point)Van Aert
Paris-Roubaix (1 point)Van Aert
Amstel Gold Race (half a point)Van der Poel
La Flèche Wallonne (half a point)Hirschi
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1 point)Pogacar
Giro winner (2/1 point)Bernal
Giro podium 2 (2/1 point)Buchmann
Giro podium 3 (2/1 point)S.Yates
TDF winner (2/1 point)Pogacar
TDF podium 2 (2/1 point)Thomas
TDF podium 3 (2/1 point)Roglic
TDF - Green jersey (1 point)Van Aert
TDF - White jersey (half a point)Pogacar
TDF Polka dot jersey (1 point)Gaudu
OG Road Race (1 point)Mollema
OG Time Trial (1 point)Ganna
Vuelta winner (2/1 point)Bernal
Vuelta podium 2 (2/1 point)Pogacar
Vuelta podium 3 (2/1 point)Mas
WC Road Race (1 point)Van der Poel
WC TimeTrial (1 point)Ganna
Il Lombardia (1 point)Roglic
 
When creating my predictions I made an assumption that top TdF guys won't be able to win the OG (too little time to rest and overcome time difference) and won't fight for Vuelta victory (again, not much time to recuperate after TdF and Olympics). Therefore there's a bit of a gamble with Evenepoel predictions.
 
RaceMarch predictionPre-race prediction
Strade Bianche (1 point)Wout Van AertJulian Alaphilippe
Milano-Sanremo (1 point)Wout Van Aert
Gent-Wevelgem (half a point)Wout Van Aert
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1 point)Mathieu van der Poel
Paris-Roubaix (1 point)Wout Van Aert
Amstel Gold Race (half a point)Julian Alaphilippe
La Flèche Wallonne (half a point)Julian Alaphilippe
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1 point)Julian Alaphilippe
Giro winner (2/1 point)Egan Bernal
Giro podium 2 (2/1 point)Mikel Landa
Giro podium 3 (2/1 point)Remco Evenepoel
TDF winner (2/1 point)Primoz Roglic
TDF podium 2 (2/1 point)Tadej Pogacar
TDF podium 3 (2/1 point)Geraint Thomas
TDF - Green jersey (1 point)Peter Sagan
TDF - White jersey (half a point)Tadej Pogacar*
TDF Polka dot jersey (1 point)Guillaume Martin
OG Road Race (1 point)Wout Van Aert
OG Time Trial (1 point)Filippo Ganna
Vuelta winner (2/1 point)Tadej Pogacar
Vuelta podium 2 (2/1 point)Adam Yates
Vuelta podium 3 (2/1 point)Miguel Ángel López
WC Road Race (1 point)Mathieu van der Poel
WC TimeTrial (1 point)Filippo Ganna

Il Lombardia: Primoz Roglic (sorry, I don't know what went wrong with the formatting here).

*Lol that you can get points for this.
 
So, we now have 33 players, a Schnapszahl as we say in Germany, I think there is no nice and ugly equivalent of this expression and I don't know if it's a good thing or not, but anyway, for Strade it seems there is one! person so far who dared to pick SOMEBODY ELSE than van der Poel, van Aert or Alaphilippe in at least one of their predictions for Strade (Mollema).

If you want to be the 34st player and beat Kovo by predicting that Greg van Avermaet (not totally impossible?), Ben Zwiehoff, or, shocking, Jakob Fuglsang will win this bike race, you can do this until tomorrow morning when the riders roll out of Siena to have a nice, bucolic ride to, well, Siena.

If you suddenly have doubts that Tadej will win this race this year, despite you saying so, you can give a pre-race prediction which differs from your original post. You can even pick a complete outsider from a small team like Kwiatkowski ! Yes, that's allowed!
 
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