Update #13: Classics story continues to be rote
The Tour of Flanders was the big highlight this week, with DDV and a few other smaller one-day races contributing to the CQ pie, but the relative quiet (ie lack of stage races) meant that scores were modest by CQ standards. But the name at the top was a familiar one in this year's game.
This Week's Top Scorers
rote laterne's team has had a good run recently - 10th in week 8, 1st in week 9, 4th in week 11, and now another win in week 13! Picking van der Poel is a good way to ensure some strong weeks, and indeed it's MvdP that leads the team this week, with 170 points for his 15 owners. rote_laterne also had some good support from a finally-scoring Kasper Asgreen (90 points, 82 teams), another impressive performance in a versatile spring from Matteo Jorgenson (70 points, 5 teams), and a 'hey remember me?' attacking performance from Nils Politt (60 points, 5 teams). Nevs lands in second with MvdP, Fred Wright (92, 24), Asgreen, and Kaden Groves (80, 7). LosBrolin gets the last spot on the podium thanks to MvdP/Wright/Asgreen and unique pick Davide Ballerini (59 points).
This Week's High Movers
A rare double ranking here! The top 5 is exactly the same as the Top Scorers ranking, with firefly3323 (who was 7th in the former ranking) the only interloper in a tie for 5th. (there's usually no simple explanation for trends in the complicated CQ game, but if you were to ask 'why were these teams in a place where they could move up so many places' the answer would generally be 'they mostly don't have Roglic so the standings have been a roller coaster lately').
Green Jersey Competition
rote laterne's good week takes them to the top of the Green Jersey competition as well, although Blues in the bottle got 5 points for a top 15 placing on the week as well. escartin gets 14 point on the week to get a spot in the top 5 overall.
Top 10 Overall
Not nearly as much change in the overall as the wild last two weeks. Blues in the bottle extends their team's lead impressively to over 400 points, outscoring Whoops by over 250 points this week (and having the highest weekly score of any top 10 team). Lower down, jsem94 joins the top 10 at the expense of Yellow Knight.
This week, of course, is maybe the best week of the cycling calendar, with Itzulia the sandwich between RVV/Paris-Roubaix. Scheldeprijs and a couple of 2.1 races (in France and checks notes
Thailand) providing snacks as well.
spreadsheet at dropbox