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Hey, I just have one suggestion, and that would be to allow us to pick more than one rider for GC of stage races, or at least grand tours. I'm happy to play the game the way it is, but I think it would be better with more picks for GC, for 2 reasons.

1) you're not putting all your eggs in one basket - if I pick Contador for the Tour and he breaks his collarbone on stage 3, I don't have as much to cheer for (I mean, there's the stages and the points and mountians, but it'd be more exciting to have a few options)

2) the points are distributed evenly. It seems weird that you can get 10 points for picking the winner (one of five) of a one day, but the same points for picking just one rider at a grand tour.

Anyway, just my thought. Feel free to consider it or dismiss it.

Ooh, just thought up a few other things. Maybe for Grand Tours, if we are only picking one winner, we can pick a top 5 or top 10 and get bonus points if we get it in order? And maybe there could be some way of making a 'dark horse' pick for big events, like someone who's never finished in the top 10 before? That might be fun and be more challenging, although it might be a bit too much work to track, but it would be more fun than, say, 14 people picking Lance and 12 people picking Basso for the Giro, and having that be the main competition.
 
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No its not too late, I'll accept requests until the day of M-SR! Sorry for the lack of updates, I have been extremely busy at work. (I was sick last week, so my forum activity was not the norm). I'll update the list once stuff slows down.

Cheers!


-edit: also thanks to the mods for the sticky.
 
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skidmark said:
Hey, I just have one suggestion, and that would be to allow us to pick more than one rider for GC of stage races, or at least grand tours. I'm happy to play the game the way it is, but I think it would be better with more picks for GC, for 2 reasons.

1) you're not putting all your eggs in one basket - if I pick Contador for the Tour and he breaks his collarbone on stage 3, I don't have as much to cheer for (I mean, there's the stages and the points and mountians, but it'd be more exciting to have a few options)

2) the points are distributed evenly. It seems weird that you can get 10 points for picking the winner (one of five) of a one day, but the same points for picking just one rider at a grand tour.

Anyway, just my thought. Feel free to consider it or dismiss it.

I'm up for the first two ideas. The last ones are cool, but as you mentioned I will probably be hard pressed for time tracking it all!

So in my updated rules, for Grand Tours only, you will be allowed to choose 2 riders for each jersey category. ie: 2 "winners", 2 KOM winners, 2 green, etc.

Also, I will increase the point bonuses for the Grand Tours. I think I'll leave the small tours as they are for now.
 
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So, can we get an update on the rules?

Is MSR the first race? If so, I presume that we pm you our pick by Saturday at 09hCET
 
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I've been receiving alot of predictions already, I havent had the chance to answer all of them yet so I apologize. To answer your question: yes, I'll accept new contestants until Saturday. Once MSR comes and goes, that'll be it. I'll update the standings/first post with the 4-5 new members who sent me a message.