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The 2023 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

Page 36 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.
Somehow managed to drop four spots despite having Roglic, on the other hand my points deficit to first is barely over half the size it was last week so still not a disaster.

Milano-Torino: Malucelli, Walls
Nokere: Svrcek, Nys, Vacek
Denain: Nys, Vacek, R Barbier
Koksijde: Svrcek, Nys, Vacek, Malucelli
Loire Atlantique: R Barbier
Cholet: nothing yet, I would guess Barbier does this one too
Alfredo: nothing resembling a startlist is up yet
Still waiting for the startlist of Per Sempre Alfredo in particular, I expect some points from the minor races but no heavy scorers with only some of my cheaper guys racing.

Sanremo (so far): Milan, Honoré, Piccolo, Pidcock, Alaphilippe, Strong
Pretty reliant on people in questionable form here...
 
Congrats to Yellow Knight for an impressive win!

3rd place for the week and 3rd place overall for my team, so really happy.

Only one of the 8 guys above me have Roglic, and that team does not have Simon Yates. Things will be closer after the next update.

Indeed very close in the ranking, complete top 10 within 300 pts.

This week is not looking great for me:

Milano - Torino: only Ben Hermans
Danilith Nokere Koerse & Bredene Koksijde Classic: only Dries De Pooter
Nobody for the races in France :-(

Milano - Sanremo:
KWIATKOWSKI Michal
STUYVEN Jasper
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
EWAN Caleb

Not many starters for MSR at the moment, but these 4 could all score decent points.
 
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Milano - Torino
ALEOTTI Giovanni
HERMANS Ben
VAN UDEN Casper
DE GENDT Aimé

Maybe Van Uden could get something here. He is the one that could be able to score some points in this race, when it will most likely be a sprint in the end (which still feels weird for this race).

van Uden said it's him who DSM is going to work for today, so with this fairly poor sprinting field, there could be some good points on the line indeed
 
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van Uden said it's him who DSM is going to work for today, so with this fairly poor sprinting field, there could be some good points on the line indeed
Sounds promising! Only, now I will be disappointed if he does not get a top three.
Also in the race for me is Walls and Busatto.
Nokere Koerse? Svrcek and Pithie, nothing to hope for there.
Denain? Pithie and Dekker.
Koksijde? Svrcek.
Milano San Remo? As of now only Alaphilippe, Kragh Andersen, Honoré, Dinham.
 
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3rd for Prades in Taiwan in the end, so he's well into profit already :).
A 39-year-old who hasn't scored more than 15 points since 2019! Gutsy (and good) pick! Probably some more points to come as well. My own Asian sensation (Nathan Earle) hasn't started racing yet. Was hoping he'd be leading Prades' team in Taiwan, but maybe he isn't quite ready to start the season after his accident last year. At least he's doing the miles, according to his Strava.
 
A 39-year-old who hasn't scored more than 15 points since 2019! Gutsy (and good) pick! Probably some more points to come as well. My own Asian sensation (Nathan Earle) hasn't started racing yet. Was hoping he'd be leading Prades' team in Taiwan, but maybe he isn't quite ready to start the season after his accident last year. At least he's doing the miles, according to his Strava.

normally the Asian tour should still offer plenty of opportunities for him.

Prades wasn't officially confirmed before the deadline, so that was a bit of a problem, but after immediately winning his first (and only) race back with the team last fall, I was quite hopeful that he could get back to pre-pandemic level.
 
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Hm, interesting difference in the Denain results between PCS and cq...

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almost identical, especially the kits. No wonder they could get mixed up...

It was Ackermann CQ had listed in 9th, right? They've corrected in now.
 
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