Final 2021 result
@Libertine Seguros 44.5
@Põhja Konn 40.5
@Samu Cuenca 37
It might be a bit early in the year to post this, but now I’ve done all the writing, so why not just get it out there and avoid forgetting it?
And I mean there's already one Paris-Nice thread.
So here it is; the thread for the second edition of my prediction game for the women’s calendar.
Five (and a half) forum members took part last year, but as long as I have at least one competitor I won’t be too disappointed.
And even if I end up being the only player, I’d still finish last, so please don’t be afraid to join the party!
Based on the experience I gained in the first edition, I’ve developed a new and improved points system, which won’t be changed during the season (knock on wood). Like in last year’s game it will still be possible to score a lot of points, so you’ll have to be very unlucky to finish on single digits here.
One-day races: Pick two riders who will be able to score you 3 points for a win, 2 for second place, 1 for third and 0.5 point for any other top 10 finish.
This means that it’s possible to get a maximum of 5 points during these races.
Stage races: The same as above + a stage huntress who’ll deliver you 0.5 point for every stage win she gets. The stage huntress can’t be one of your GC picks.
This means that it’s possible to get a maximum of 5 points + 0.5 per stage during these races.
Giro Donne and the Tour de France:
The same as the other stage races, but with three riders instead of two. The stage huntress can’t be picked for the GC or as one of the jersey winners.
If your three GC picks make up the final podium, you’ll receive an additional 2 points for being so clever.
This means that it’s possible to get a maximum of 6 points + 2 + 0.5 per stage during these races.
WC ITT and RR: Pick one rider for the ITT and two for the RR. Only medals count with 3 points awarded for gold, 2 for silver and 1 for bronze.
This means that it’s possible to get a maximum of 8 points during the World Championships.
Feel free to enter your picks already, so you at least have some if you forget to update them later on, though you obviously never know who’ll actually end up riding the races.
I register the bets at around 10 o’clock CEST/CET on the (first) day of a race, so you can change them countless times up until then.
You can either update a copy of the table below throughout the season (in this game known as the RhD method) or write your picks in separate posts as we go along.
The picks for the final WWT rankings have to be made before the start of Strade Bianche, the first WWT race of the season.
I will do my best to keep you updated on the scores and to alert you when the next race is coming up.
I hope you participate and have fun and perhaps this game will help make a possibly great and historic season of women’s races even better!