I think there should be 3 points for a win, 2 for 2nd, 1 for third. Or 5 points for a win, 2 for 2nd, 1 for 3rd to make the win picks more important.
But that way I might get some points.
Lippert is 23, so if you have picked her for the U23 jersey then she's going to have a tough job saving you there.That would just give me more work to do. We should consider it for next year's edition though.
I would also still do poorly if we changed the rules now. Not even Lippert could save me today, because she was beaten for the six points by Mischa Bredewold from Parkhotel Valkenburg. They finished 25th and 26th respectively. Norsgaard got the two points and has extended her lead.
Lippert is 23, so if you have picked her for the U23 jersey then she's going to have a tough job saving you there.
Looks like Franzi Koch got the four points however, and Norsgaard the two.
The realistic choices may be Jolien or Lorena, but given this is the most hateful event on the calendar, I can only surmise that it would only be appropriate for me to choose Lizzie Deignan.
Together we succesfully predicted today's podium
In light of this, I have now decided to change the rules (if the UCI can do it, so can I!). So if your chosen rider finishes third in a race, you'll score one point. If she finishes second, you'll get two points, and if you manage to predict the winner, you'll gain the maximum four points. These rules do only apply to one-day races, the GC of a stage race and for the individual WT, team and youth rankings. So if your rider wins a secondary competition in the Giro, you will still only get one point and nothing for a podium.
This obviously changes the scores drastically:
Strade Bianche: Samu Cuenca/BlueRoads receive two points for van der Breggen's second place.
Trofeo Alfredo Binda: Põhja Konn gets two points for Vos's second place, and RhD scores one point for Cille's third place.
Gent-Wevelgem: BlueRoads gains two points for Kopecky's second place.
RVV: Põhja Konn/RhD scores four points due to van Vleuten's victory, and Libertine gets one point because Grace Brown finished third.
Scheldeprijs: Wiebes's win gift BlueRoads/Põhja Konn four points, RhD/Samu Cuenca gets two points from Norsgaard's second place, and finally Libertine is handed one point by the legs of Elisa Balsamo.
Põhja Konn 10
Samu Cuenca 4
Libertine Seguros 2
Unofficial entry: yaco 2 points for Kopecky's second place in GW.
Feel free to correct me, if I have made any miscalculations.