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Thats it for registration guys. I fear that it's going to be hard to update it if more people join up :p As of right now, we have 30 registered members.

The following people have sent me their picks for the first round: Peloton, R Forster, Ingsve, BrandonT, Scirea, Fasterthanyou, Debarrio, 180mmcrank, aarnold517, kazistuta.

As a reminder, you guys have until 1hour before the MSR race goes live to send in your picks. People who do not send anything in will be removed from the pool.

Thanks every1 for the support, and sorry if I can't respond to all the messages. GL to every1 this season!
 
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Quick question to all of you guys who have sent me your predictions. Since I didnt specify what the "winning team" was, did you guys send me a pick for the team which would have the winning rider, or rather were you guys going by which teams would win the team classification for the event?

My intention was, winning team = team with the winning rider in it.
ie: You pick Hushovd as your winner but Tom Boonen ends up winning the stage, however if you had picked quickstep as your "team" then you win points for "team". Alternately, if you are confident and wish to "put all the eggs in one basket", you can pick a winner and the same team. (IE: pick Tom Boonen, and quickstep)

Does this make any sense to you guys?
 
I must admit I thought you meant team with the best placed riders - ie the best overall performance by the whole team rather than the team of the winning rider.

Is there a team prize at MSR? I didn't even check.
 
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Yea it just occurred to me right now. I'm up for keeping it as "team classification", awarding it to the team which has the best 3 timed riders?
 
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First post has been updated. If anyone has messaged me a "team" selection thinking that I had meant "team for which the winning rider belongs to", please send me a private message if you wish to edit your choice. Sorry all for the confusion!
 
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Reminder to all participants. As of right now 19 of 32 contestants have sent me their predictions. You have until tomorrow morning (1h before race starts) to send me your picks. If I do not receive anything from you, you will be taken out of the pool.
 
Merckx said:
Reminder to all participants. As of right now 19 of 32 contestants have sent me their predictions. You have until tomorrow morning (1h before race starts) to send me your picks. If I do not receive anything from you, you will be taken out of the pool.

Are you tracking this stuff "by hand"? Sounds like a lot of work.
 
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Yea, unfortunately I'm not proficient enough to create some kind of script or program :p So that's why I have been declining "additional" suggestions to the point system. I think as it is, calculating everyone's point totals will be hard, hehe.
 
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Merckx said:
Yea it just occurred to me right now. I'm up for keeping it as "team classification", awarding it to the team which has the best 3 timed riders?

This is what I was thinking when you asked for a "team" pick.

Good luck to all.
 
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Well, I'll be logging for the night very shortly, but as of right now I am still missing the following people's predictions: FFWally, Argon Man, Ovidius, 53x11inDC, marshan, jaylew.

Please make sure you have them handed in before the race goes live!

To everyone else, thanks for your early predictions. Makes it easier for me!
 
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GL to everyone! Race is underway, although I'm told that Lorenzetto did not start. (A Couple of you had picked him) The first post has been updated, and you can now view everyone's picks.

Also, I believe I made an error while recording R. Forster's and Ingsve's picks. If both of you can send me a private message confirming/amending the picks I posted that would be great.

Thanks everyone for participating!
 
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To be determined, seeing as milrams first riders was attributed 49s (compared to cervelo at 0, and 2s)? I have to go out for the rest of the day, so if anyone can confirm for me which team had the best three riders (adding up cumulative times), that would be great. Standings will be updated tonight!
 
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Merckx said:
To be determined, seeing as milrams first riders was attributed 49s (compared to cervelo at 0, and 2s)? I have to go out for the rest of the day, so if anyone can confirm for me which team had the best three riders (adding up cumulative times), that would be great. Standings will be updated tonight!

just make it easy on yourself and give the first team to have 3 riders in the teamscore

otherwise you'll probably get sick of this around may ;)