The 2020 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

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Before we move on to the 2021 version of the game for good, I wonder if someone is able to compute the best possible team for 2020. I've always enjoyed seeing the best picks in previous years.
I'll have a go.

The "Impeccable picks" (if you are not familiar with this from the CQ games I run, these are the riders who scored higher than everyone else in that price range)

So, for example, if last year you had 32 names in your squad, and still had 650 points in your budget, you would have been better off picking Almeida and sending in your team with 538 points 'wasted' than any other selection you might have made (but how many of us would be courageous enough to leave that many points unspent?)
RiderBudget in rangePoints earned
ROGLIC Primoz
3235 or more​
3004​
POGACAR Tadej
1519 to 3234​
2044​
VAN AERT Wout
898 to 1514​
1702​
DEMARE Arnaud
818 to 897​
1236​
PORTE Richie
651 to 817​
1185​
ALMEIDA Joao Pedro Gonçalves
112 to 650​
1114​
BAGIOLI Andrea
83 to 111​
377​
KRIEGER Alexander
42 to 82​
314​
KACZMAREK Jakub
18 to 41​
226​
FEDOROV Yevgeniy
2 to 17​
210​
SIMMONS Quinn
0 to 1​
205​
You could have sent that set in as an 11 man team well within budget (7378) and got a winning score of 11617.

I make no guarantee that this bunch couldn't be beaten (@Hakkie2 usually does better than me in trying to find maximum combinations), but the best I have found is:


RiderCostScoreTeams
POGACAR Tadej
1519​
2044​
3
VAN AERT Wout
898​
1702​
11
DEMARE Arnaud
818​
1236​
0
PORTE Richie
651​
1185​
2
ALMEIDA Joao Pedro Gonçalves
112​
1114​
19
KELDERMAN Wilco
402​
913​
26
GANNA Filippo
436​
854​
2
GEOGHEGAN HART Tao
521​
853​
1
HINDLEY Jai
317​
849​
2
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
268​
649​
43
BOUHANNI Nacer
276​
565​
52
KÄMNA Lennard
155​
518​
46
GESCHKE Simon
205​
446​
0
KUSS Sepp
233​
434​
8
BAGIOLI Andrea
83​
377​
35
CERNY Josef
100​
373​
0
VERMEERSCH Gianni
132​
348​
0
KRIEGER Alexander
42​
314​
6
TESFATSION Natnael Ocbit
54​
292​
0
HAILU Biniam Girmay
55​
277​
7
EEKHOFF Nils
74​
245​
18
KACZMAREK Jakub
18​
226​
0
RICKAERT Jonas
23​
211​
13
FEDOROV Yevgeniy
2​
210​
0
WACKERMANN Luca
55​
208​
0
VERMEERSCH Florian
16​
208​
0
SIMMONS Quinn
0​
205​
76
HOLLER Nikodemus
17​
194​
2
MORIN Emmanuel
5​
146​
1
KOOIJ Olav
0​
144​
0
LEVASSEUR Jordan
4​
126​
2
KANTER Max
8​
125​
63
MARQUEZ ROMAN Marti
0​
113​
0
Spending 7499 for 17692 points (I had a slightly higher score with a team including Brajkovic, but realised that he would not have been available at his 2019 price)


And don't forget that the 2021 CQ Manager game is not the only one starting this month: there is also the 3 year long Emerging Riders CQ game as well [/shameless plug]
 
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