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Pro Cycling Manager - anyone played it

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Bought PCM 2019, downloaded the 2010 database and added a bunch of variants. Since I'm a noob I started a career mode with Astana:

Vinokourov started the season with 2nd in Oman behind Valverde (who also won Down Under and Strade), 5th in Strade (Gasparotto 7th), 4th in Paris-Nice (2015 variant-won by Evans) with a stage win (although stage win was simulated).
Contador was a bit slow because I want him to do the Tour-Vuelta double, he finished 4th in Algarve (won by Menchov) and 3rd in Tirreno behind S.Sanchez (who also won Andalucia) and A.Schleck (1994 variant).
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad was won by Hushovd ahead of Boonen, Iglinskiy was 9th.

Then Vinokourov won Milano-Sanremo after attacking on Poggio with Ballan, Ivanov and Chavanel and outsprinting them (just beat Ballan-Ivanov 3rd in front of Chavanel-EBH won group sprint for 5th). I put a high pace on Le Manie and Cipressa and attacks managed to go on Poggio. In short: Vinoooo.

Contador will go to Catalunya, then PV/Ardennes, then a long break before Dauphine, then Tour-Vuelta-Worlds (hilly RR course in Pau), Lombardia.
Vinokourov will go to Settimana Coppi e Bartali then go to Amstel/Trentino/Liege, then Giro-Tour, before Canadian classics-Worlds-Lombardia.

Sponsor rates Giro/Vuelta very highly. Also Sanremo for some reason. Contador wants to race Catalunya, so that's why he is going there (may be 2014 variant).

Oh, by the way, Giro and Tour are 2013 variant and Vuelta is 2019 variant. Some of the classics including monuments also have different variants.
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Contador only finished 4th in Catalunya behind S.Sanchez, A.Schleck and Klöden.
Then I simulated Ronde and Elmiger won it in front of Ballan lol. PCM simulations are ridiculous.
Contador managed to strike back by winning Pais Vasco (2019 variant) with a stage win in Zumarraga TT in front of Valverde (won 3 stages) and A.Schleck. Vino won Settimana Coppi e Bartali.
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