6 points from my unique pick Shmid Artem.
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I was so pissed off when UAE send yesterday Almeida to chaise Caruso for other UAE GC riders, but will not complain about outcome...
btw should we worry about Asgreen already?
|Rank||Team||Points this week|
|5||(+2)||Blues in the bottle||3066|
As expected, not many points in Le Samyn. Asgreen unfortunately crashed out, but is so popular it doesnt really matter. Mihkels and Van Uden need more time, but hopefully improves during the season.
Grégoire is great and Piccolo scored some points as well, keep it going.
My team was 6th in the last update, so just shy of getting mentioned.
Great weekend ahead with one of the first real highlights of the year in SB and then there are more races ahead!
HONORÉ Mikkel Frølich
Decent line-up, but not comparable to some that has been posted already. Would be a bit disappointed not to see anyone out of these riders finish in the top 10.
Grand Prix Criquielion/Grote prijs Jean - Pierre Monseré
VAN UDEN Casper
Type of races they will hopefully start to score points in sooner rather than later. GP Criquielion has been upgraded from 1.2 to 1.1, so a few more points up for grab there.
DE GENDT Aimé
GARCÍA CORTINA Iván
Hopefully Sivakov could be able to score some GC-points. Schachmann has won this race twice, but it will be very difficult this time around and with his troubles in the past year. It is not really that important for the game how he does, when he is that popular, but a good performance would be nice to see. Maybe the others could score some points going for stages.
HONORÉ Mikkel Frølich
Startlist not completed, so a few riders could still be added, but current line-up is good. Quality over quantity. Most eager to see how Kelderman does here. Would be nice if he could be off to a good start.
Lol, even worse than expected with 94th on the week and a drop of 41 places. Couldn't even win most dramatic collapse as someone pipped me with 42.Have pretty much lost faith in my non-popular expensive riders this year, and my own selection process. Had Gregoire and Strand last season, but dropped them as I 'fancied a change'. As with Ciccone who looks like having his first issue-free season for a while, after I've had him for the last two.
The game is effectively over for me as a competition after Roglic's debut, but will carry on contributing. Good luck to those who have him and commiserations to those with Ayuso, who seems to have continuing issues?
Update #10: Huge shakeup in the standings as YellowKnight wins the week
Well, the Roglic bomb has exploded across the CQ game. Picked by 57 teams at a cost of 1240 points, the man who looked like potentially the most consequential pick of the game in the pre-season made a decisive case in favour of that idea this week, dominating Tirenno-Adriatico and recouping 507 points towards his cost in one fell swoop. Oh, and there was a whole other set of placings in that high level WorldTour race. Oh and also Paris-Nice.
This Week's Top Scorers
Rank Team Points this week 1 Yellow Knight 1234 2 NorthAmericanScum 1177 3 Whoops 1175 4 HoudiniCycling 1149 5 will10 1128
1000 point weeks aren't the most common thing in this game, but 6 teams cleared the bar in this early March week. YellowKnight tops them all with 1234 points, thanks largely to 3 huge hauls from expensive riders - the aforementioned Roglic of course, but also another performance that was quite impressive despite being overshadowed by the Slovenian dominance of the week was David Gaudu (317 points, 12 teams) with a career best performance, dropping the reigning TdF champ a few times. Joao Almeida (222 points, 15 teams) was typically solid as well, helping YellowKnight to the win along with Filippo Ganna (83 points, 7 teams).
NorthAmericanScum ended up just over 50 points back with the same big trio but no Ganna, while Whoops got third place with Roglic/Gaudu and notable performances by Gino Mader (144, 11), Jack Haig (70, 44) and Aurelien Paret-Peintre (70, 12).
This Week's High Movers
Rank Team Up/down 1 NorthAmericanScum (+60) 2 Yellow Knight (+49) 3 Senderos (+46) 4 HoudiniCycling (+37) 5 Amis_Velo (+35)
I think I made a comment in a recent update to the effect of "now that the season is underway we won't see any really crazy moves in this ranking". Oops. The top 2 are flipped in this ranking from the Top Scorers, with NorthAmericanScum moving up an enormous 60 places! Senderos rounds out the podium of this ranking.
Green Jersey Competition
None of the top 5 teams scored this week, which means that some teams who haven't been high in the weekly rankings were high this week. Which suggests that the overall table could see some significant shakeup...
Top 10 Overall
Rank Up/down Team Points 1 (-) bminchow 3184 2 (+7) tobydawq 3141 3 (+26) Whoops 3105 4 (+11) Crevaison 3074 5 (+2) Blues in the bottle 3066 6 (+2) adamski101 3063 7 (+3) DJW 3020 8 (+32) will10 2946 9 (+5) AlfaLum 2929 10 (+37) HoudiniCycling 2911
bminchow remains a calm sea of non-movement atop the volatile standings, but the several-hundred point lead has all but evaporated for the non-Roglic-haver. tobydawq jumps up to #2 a mere 43 points back, and Whoops flies up the standings to get within 100 as well. Some enormous leaps here, with Whoops, Crevaison, will10, AlfaLum and HoudiniCycling all moving into the top 10 at the expense of zaka fan, Squire, Jakob747, Poles & Co, and ray10, who tumble out.
This week the focus shifts to one-day races, with no fewer than 8 1-day races ranked .1 and above, culminating in the opening of Monument season with Milan-San Remo on Saturday.
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