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The 2023 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

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I never considered Kuss, but that's a very low price for a rider of his caliber. There's not much downside and probably not much upside either if everybody stays healthy at Jumbo but if leadership opportunities open up, he could have a Martinez-like season. I really thought Vermeersch was the real deal after his Roubaix performance in 2021 but he didn't really back it up last year. To be fair he was often used as a domestique for De Lie which doesn't help him scoring wise. Not sure how to explain his fairly anonymous campaign on the cobbles however
About Kuss, I was indeed surprised to see that his best ever return is a lowly 510 points. Barring major illnesses or injuries, he should be able to better this. Jumbo does like their 2 leader for GTs and if Roglic skips the TDF, I think Kuss will be their secondary card. So I'm expecting Kuss to try to stay relevant in GC for longer and he may be groomed for that role in races prior to the TDF.
I admit I did not see much of Vermeersch last year. I picked him based on Roubaix 21 only.
 
I could see Bernal slipping through the cracks a few times if people are a bit rushed/not careful when putting their team together but there's zero reason why anyone would leave Alaphilippe out when putting together a serious team. So I'll guess Alaphilippe.

Exactly right! I dunno, I guess I just thought Bernal was such a low cost slam dunk, but I think your reasoning is correct. Alaphilippe is far and away the most popular pick. Bernal running neck-in-neck with Schachmann for second. Will have definitive answers soon.
 
It's on! I woke up early to catch the first racing of the year but there's still more than 100 kms to the finish, so I might as well entertain myself to write a little about my team.

I was a little afraid that I had too many cheap riders (and that is still a fear) but after seeing some of the revealed teams, it might not be as outrageous as I had feared. Initially, I even also had Van der Poel (in combination with my two other most expensive riders) but after hearing him mentioning the word "back problems", I decided to make som changes.

Primoz Roglic (1240)
I don't know if he has the best calendar in order to maximise points but if he manages to find his normal level, he is an obvious pick (the first +1000 point obvious pick in my time in this game). I know he has been unlucky the last few years but that will not deter me from picking a rider. I hope he can find his form quickly after his operation and that the Giro will not be his season opener (or that Catalunya will not be his only race before the Giro for that matter). Vingegaard and Van Aert will not do the Ardennes, so surely Jumbo-Visma will end up thinking it's a good idea to send Roglic there, right? Anyway, second in Giro and first in Vuelta look very realistic and that's not going to be his only points in the season.

Simon Yates (859)
He abandoned both his Grand Tours last year and this year he will not ride the Giro which means his calendar will be much more geared toward obtaining points (which Jayco need and are probably keen on after the relegation scare of 2022). Even the Tour route should fit him quite well which means hehas a chance at a top 5 there.

Thomas Pidcock (599)
Huge potential, and he seems to focus hard on the road this year, forfeiting the CXWC. I think his last season was quite terrible, yet he managed to scrape almost 600 points. Imagine the tally in a good season.

Caleb Ewan (576)
He didn't do much last year except from crashing or getting sick. I'm sure he can easily get 1200 points at least if he could be just a little less unlucky. Also, the Australian summer is back. I'm not counting on WCRR points forhim, though.

Alberto Bettiol (563)
A darling I cannot kill. He was Van Aert's equal in Wollongong but didn't get any points for that. Generally, he underperformed a lot in 2022 and I know he has an unreliable health but man, if this guy could manage to find his peak shape at key moments of the season, he can get a ton of points.

Julian Alaphilippe (489)
I would expect anyone who is a non-crazy Dane (ie Samu and RhD) to have him.

Jack Haig (364)
Hmm. Not the sexiest pick probably but let's not forget that he was on the podium of a Grand Tour 16 months ago and didn't do much in 2022 due to bad luck.

Søren Kragh Andersen (362)
Finally free of his DSM shackles, he should be a good playmate of Van der Poel, and even without winning two Tour stages, there should be plenty of point picking options for him. Let's hope the Benelux Tour will go through this year because he can get a lot of points there.

Mikkel Honoré (320)
Honestly, the first guy on my team. Apart from a shift from QuickStep to EF being an unusual career move, you have to remember that he broke a contract to go there because he wanted more leadership opportunities. And man does he deserve that. He was also the equal to Van Aert in Wollongong, and his 2021 results speak for themselves (apart from them not telling that he was riding as a helper in all that string of top 5 results).

Mike Teunissen (292)
Definitely not the first pick but I guess he isn't bad, either. I would imagine he is going to get a lot more liberty on Intermarché and it's not like they didn't perform well in 2022.

Michal Kwiatkowski (272)
272 in a season where you win Amstel is just trolling. I'm very surprised to see so many teams published without him in it. I know he sacrifices himself a lot but his whole autumn was like a training block to get back the feeling after an unlucky year. And he will ride pretty much every big race in the spring.

Kasper Asgreen (267)
Another obvious pick. Let's hope he learned from 2022 where he ended up burning out.

Ilan Van Wilder (232)
Just to make Logic happy. I also do think he can get lots of points if he doesn't have to be Remco's side kick the entire season (and I do think he will get his own opportunities).

Pascal Eenkhoorn (228)
Well, he was Dutch champion last year and was in the fight for medals at worlds. Now, he has changed to Lotto and will be on points picking duty.

Maximilian Schachmann (187)
It's always fun to be able to pick up one of your favourite riders at a bargain price. Apart from that obviously meaning that he had a whole year of anonymity. I'm sure he will be able to turn that somewhat round.

Jonathan Milan (160)
He broke through in Croatia and showed an awesome level there. Bahrain are not exactly looking stacked, so I think he will get a lot of opportunities to ride for himself. I don't know if he has many track commitments in 2023, but at least it isn't an Olympic year.

Romain Grégoire (108)
Let's see what all the fuss is about.

Leo Hayter (98)
Probably not my best pick.

Matteo Moschetti (89)
He will spearhead the Q36.5 team and has a turn of speed that should make him a good pick.

Gianni Moscon (61)
Probably the only established star with a price tag at below 100 points. I'm not surprised to see him on many teams.

Asbjørn Hellemose (31)
I hope he can take it to the next level in 2023. But I was also just in need for cheap riders at this point.

Georg Steinhauser (25)
See Hellemose.

Casper Pedersen (24)
Another rider who is free of the DSM shackles. Now, he will be on QuickStep and is supposedly there in a role as a leadout man. That's not exactly something that screams "lots of points" but he also doesn't have that much to defend and he is a rider who managed to win Paris-Tours in dazzling fashion so he must have an upside.

Kim Heiduk (17)
Yeah, well. Very cheap, should pick up points somewhere.

Matthew Walls (10)
If he doesn't ride into spectators on the track again this year, he should have a much better season than in 2022.

Blake Quick (6)
Quick enough to get more than 6 points.

Egan Bernal (5)
Obvious pick.

David Dekker (3)
He will probably be on a point harvesting mission for Arkéa. And given that he wasn't last year, that makes him a good pick. His 2022 season was worrying, though.

Frederik Rodenberg (0)
I needed some 0-pointers. I don't have much hope for him.

Joshua Tarling (0)
The only rider to turn pro from junior level this year (?). No points to defend, probably not many to obtain, either, though.

Emil Herzog (0)
I was in need of 0-pointers, so I just picked the two best juniors from the 2022 ranking.

Antonio Morgado (0)
I was in need of 0-pointers, so I just picked the two best juniors from the 2022 ranking.
 
Here we go! Some official numbers, the best I've got for tonight:

ALAPHILIPPE Julian
95​
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
88​
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
84​
ASGREEN Kasper
80​
PIDCOCK Thomas
74​
MOSCON Gianni
68​
UIJTDEBROEKS Cian
66​
GREGOIRE Romain
59​
MARTINEZ Lenny
58​
ROGLIC Primoz
56​
DEKKER David
52​
Schelling Ide
51​
HAYTER Leo
49​
HAIG Jack
43​
WALLS Matthew
42​
ONLEY Oscar
42​
TARLING Joshua
41​
GLOAG Thomas
40​
SIMMONS Quinn
39​
HERMANS Ben
39​
HONORE Mikkel Frølich
39​
MILAN Jonathan
37​
FISHER-BLACK Finn
36​
NYS Thibau
34​
BRENNER Marco
34​
VAN WILDER Ilan
33​
HODEG CHAGUI Alvaro Jose
30​
SAGAN Peter
28​
Ackermann Pascal
26​
SYRITSA Gleb
26​
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
25​
MIHKELS Madis
25​
CATTANEO Mattia
24​
WRIGHT Fred
24​
HOELGAARD Markus
23​
VAN UDEN Casper
22​
STUYVEN Jasper
22​
LUTSENKO Alexey
22​
BARONCINI Filippo
22​
PICCOLO Andrea
22​
HALVORSEN Kristoffer
21​
Kwiatkowski Michal
21​
VAN EETVELT Lennert
20​
WATSON Samuel
20​
JOHANNESSEN Tobias Halland
19​
EEKHOFF Nils
19​
SVRCEK Martin
19​
QUICK Blake
19​
HERZOG Emil
18​
TEUNISSEN Mike
18​
VACEK Mathias
18​
TULETT Ben
17​
BAGIOLI Andrea
17​
PADUN Mark
16​
Pedersen Casper Phillip
14​
Almeida Joao Pedro Gonçalves
14​
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
14​
PLOWRIGHT Jensen
14​
EWAN Caleb
14​
MARIT Arne
14​
LEONARD Michael
14​
MOSCHETTI Matteo
14​
MORGADO Antonio
13​
PLAPP Lucas
13​
PENHOËT Paul
13​
Hamilton Lucas
13​
SHEFFIELD Magnus
13​
BOL Cees
13​
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
12​
CONTI Valerio
12​
VADER Milan
12​
Kelderman Wilco
12​
TURNER Benjamin
12​
VERNON Ethan
12​
WAERENSKJOLD Søren
11​
RICKAERT Jonas
11​
DUNBAR Eddie
11​
STYBAR Zdenek
11​
Heiduk Kim
11​
PONOMAR Andriy
11​
MÄDER Gino
11​
PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien
11​
THOMPSON Reuben
11​
Laurance Axel
11​
GAUDU David
11​
STEWART Jake
11​
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh
10​
Masnada Fausto
10​
LAMPAERT Yves
10​
RICCITELLO Matthew
9​
STRONG Corbin
9​
STEINHAUSER Georg
9​
Kuss Sepp
9​
VANDENABEELE Henri
9​
PAGE Hugo
9​
QUINN Sean
9​
RODRIGUEZ CANO Carlos
8​
CHRISTEN Jan
8​
VALGREN HUNDAHL (ANDERSEN) Michael
8​
MIHOLJEVIC Fran
8​
FABBRO Matteo
8​
GIRMAY HAILU Biniam
8​
VINE Jay
7​
YATES Simon
7​
VERMEERSCH Florian
7​
ROMEO ABAD Ivan
7​
TIBERI Antonio
7​
BAUDIN Alex
7​
ARRIETA LIZARRAGA Igor
7​
STORER Michael
7​
GANNA Filippo
7​
GROVES Kaden
7​
TESSON Jason
7​
ZAMBANINI Edoardo
7​
ASKEY Lewis
6​
KOLZE CHANGIZI Sebastian
6​
VIVIANI Elia
6​
POOLE Max
6​
EDVARDSEN-FREDHEIM Stian
6​
HAGENES Per Strand
6​
TRONCHON Bastien
6​
HOFSTEDE Lennard
6​
WOODS Michael
6​
ROMO OLIVER Javier
6​
FROOME Chris
6​
JORGENSON Matteo
5​
BISSEGGER Stefan
5​
VERCHER Mattéo
5​
KÄMNA Lennard
5​
BOUHANNI Nacer
5​
EIKING Odd Christian
5​
OSBORNE Jason
5​
BENNETT Sam
5​
DINHAM Matthew
5​
POLITT Nils
5​
PIGANZOLI Davide
5​
RYAN Archie
5​
SEGAERT Alec
5​
O'BRIEN Kelland
5​
CHAMPOUSSIN Clément
5​
PITHIE Laurence
5​
ANTUNES Amaro Manuel Reposo
5​
RODENBERG MADSEN Frederik
4​
VAN DER LIJKE Nick
4​
CALMEJANE Lilian
4​
DE GENDT Aimé
4​
WILLIAMS Stephen
4​
DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David
4​
STAUNE-MITTET Johannes
4​
HARPER Chris
4​
THIJSSEN Gerben
4​
HEALY Ben
4​
VAUQUELIN Kévin
4​
HESSMANN Michel
4​
PUPPIO Antonio
4​
HIRSCHI Marc
4​
SKJELMOSE JENSEN Mattias
4​
HOWSON Damien
4​
FEDOROV Yevgeniy
4​
JAKOBSEN Fabio
4​
CARBONI Giovanni
4​
DE PLUS Laurens
4​
CARR Simon
4​
KOOIJ Olav
4​
VAN DIJKE Mick
4​
LE BERRE Mathis
4​
VERMAERKE Kevin
4​
LEKNESSUND Andreas
4​
Bonifazio Niccolo
4​
COSTIOU Ewen
4​
GALL Felix
3​
GODON Dorian
3​
BUITRAGO SANCHEZ Santiago
3​
LAPEIRA Paul
3​
ISIDORE Noa
3​
LECERF William Junior
3​
EENKHOORN Pascal
3​
LEEMREIZE Gijs
3​
GEOGHEGAN HART Tao
3​
BARRE Louis
3​
VACEK Karel
3​
MALUCELLI Matteo
3​
FRETIN Milan
3​
BAX Sjoerd
3​
GONZALEZ RIVERA Abner
3​
DENNIS Rohan
3​
SALBY Alexander
3​
BERHE Welay Hagos
3​
DAINESE Alberto
3​
MILESI Lorenzo
3​
HOLLYMAN Mason
3​
MÜHLBERGER Gregor
3​
TIVANI PEREZ German Nicolas
3​
NYCH Artem
3​
FOSS Tobias Svendsen
3​
DIAZ GALLEGO Jose Manuel
3​
VAN MECHELEN Vlad
3​
GAROFOLI Gianmarco
3​
JACOBS Johan
3​
BITTNER Pavel
3​
VINK Michael
3​
HAYTER Ethan
3​
RENARD Alexis
3​
ARENSMAN Thymen
3​
 
rare picks (I know there are some misspellings of the zero pointers, saw a few "Josh Tarling"s for example... I'll try to correct those, but I'd appreciate some eyes on those types of things, if we crowdsource it and you let me know, thanks in advance):

CASTROVIEJO NICOLAS Jonathan
2​
PEÑALVER ANIORTE Manuel
2​
VAN DIJKE Tim
2​
ARDILA ORDOÑEZ Andres Camilo
2​
NARVAEZ PRADO Jhonatan Manuel
2​
MEEUS Jordi
2​
GOVEKAR Matevz
2​
PRICE-PEJTERSEN Johan
2​
VANSEVENANT Mauri
2​
GIBBONS Ryan
2​
GARCIA SOSA Jhojan Orlando
2​
RACCANI Simone
2​
CARRETERO MILLAN Hector
2​
DE LIE Arnaud
2​
VALTER Attila
2​
HELLEMOSE Asbjørn
2​
VAN DER SANDE Tosh
2​
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
2​
VAN TRICHT Stan
2​
DEWULF Stan
2​
MCGILL Scott
2​
CROCKETT Finn
2​
BLUME LEVY William
2​
SAJNOK Szymon
2​
Ballerstedt Maurice
2​
GERITS Vince
2​
NIZZOLO Giacomo
2​
SAMITIER SAMITIER Sergio
2​
NORSGAARD JØRGENSEN Mathias
2​
JOHANNESSEN Anders Halland
2​
HAILEMICHAEL Mulu Kinfe
2​
BETTIOL Alberto
2​
VAN DEN BOSSCHE Fabio
2​
SIMMONS Colby
2​
CEPEDA ORTIZ Jefferson Alexander
2​
BURGAUDEAU Mathieu
2​
IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka
2​
SIVAKOV Pavel
2​
MAS NICOLAU Enric
2​
ALEOTTI Giovanni
2​
PALENI Enzo
2​
LOPEZ CUESTA Joseba
2​
IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion
2​
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
2​
PEÑA JIMENEZ Jesus David
2​
BALDERSTONE ROUMENS Abel
2​
WELSFORD Samuel
2​
TANFIELD Harry
2​
WOOD Harrison
2​
TARLING Josh
2​
Amezqueta Moreno Julen
2​
MULUBRHAN Henok
2​
GAUTHERAT Pierre
2​
FELLINE Fabio
1​
CLYNHENS Toon
1​
VAN BEKKUM Darren
1​
GOLDSTEIN Omer
1​
KONYCHEV Alexander
1​
BAYER Tobias
1​
LAMPERTI Luke
1​
MAYRHOFER Marius
1​
LIPOWITZ Florian
1​
HEMING Mika
1​
DE WILDE Gilles
1​
GERMANI Lorenzo
1​
KRUIJSWIJK Steven
1​
MERLIER Tim
1​
CANAL BLANCO Carlos
1​
MERTENS Julian
1​
CARSTENSEN Lucas
1​
HERREGODTS Rune
1​
CHAMPION Thomas
1​
BAILEY Barrington
1​
VERMEERSCH Gianni
1​
GENIETS Kévin
1​
CONCI Nicola
1​
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres
1​
SERRANO RODRIGUEZ Javier
1​
MOLLEMA Bauke
1​
SLOCK Liam
1​
AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey
1​
STOCKWELL Oliver
1​
MORGADO António
1​
Kulset Sindre
1​
MOSCA Jacopo
1​
TEUNS Dylan
1​
BERTHET Clément
1​
TRATNIK Jan
1​
HINDSGAUL MADSEN Jacob
1​
LASTRA MARTINEZ Jonathan
1​
ZIJLAARD Maikel
1​
HARVEY Dean
1​
GRANGER Ben
1​
VAN POPPEL Boy
1​
GRANIGAN Noah
1​
FROIDEVAUX Robin
1​
HOEHN Alex
1​
VINGEGAARD RASMUSSEN Jonas
1​
NIERI Alessio
1​
WILKSCH Hannes
1​
BALLERINI Davide
1​
YEMANE Dawit Tsegay
1​
DE MARCHI Alessandro
1​
SEPULVEDA Eduardo
1​
NØRTOFT Morten Aalling
1​
BURATTI Nicolo
1​
ALBANESE Vincenzo
1​
KOPECKY Matyas
1​
BEVILACQUA Simone
1​
SOTO GUIRAO Antonio Jesus
1​
GRONDIN Donavan
1​
FANCELLU Alessandro
1​
BEVIN Patrick
1​
KUDUS Merhawi Gebremedhin
1​
DINA Marton
1​
CABEDO CARDA Oscar
1​
OSORIO CARVAJAL Alejandro
1​
DEGENKOLB John
1​
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello
1​
ARVAI Kristof
1​
GROSU Eduard-Michael
1​
AASVOLD Kristian
1​
HUISING Menno
1​
TOUMIRE Hugo
1​
PALETTI Luca
1​
LANDA MEANA Mikel
1​
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
1​
UMBA LOPEZ Abner Santiago
1​
PARET-PEINTRE Valentin
1​
ABERASTURI IZAGA Jon
1​
PATTERSON Zakk
1​
GEE Derek
1​
HUYS Branko
1​
LEITAO Iuri Gabriel Dantas
1​
PEDERSEN Rasmus Søjberg
1​
LEMMEN Bart
1​
PELLAUD Simon
1​
FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar
1​
HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversby
1​
LOBATO DEL VALLE Juan Jose
1​
IRIBAR JAUREGI Unai
1​
HECHT Gage
1​
ABREHA Negasi Haylu
1​
VERRE Alessandro
1​
PERICHON Pierre-Luc
1​
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
1​
PERRY Toby
1​
COLLEONI Kevin
1​
PERSICO Davide
1​
BADILATTI Matteo
1​
PETERS Nans
1​
WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads
1​
PICCOLI James
1​
SCHULTZ Nicholas
1​
BLIKRA Erlend Jordbrekk
1​
SENECHAL Florian
1​
PICKERING Finlay
1​
SERRANO RODRIGUEZ Gonzalo
1​
DE LA PARTE GONZALEZ Victor
1​
SEXTON Tom
1​
DONOVAN Mark
1​
SHMIDT Artem
1​
PINOT Thibaut
1​
HAMILTON Chris
1​
DRIZNERS Jarrad
1​
KRON Andreas Lorentz
1​
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
1​
SMITH Dion
1​
ITURRIA SEGUROLA Mikel
1​
SOUPE Geoffrey
1​
GRUEL Thibaud
1​
STEIMLE Jannik
1​
GUDMESTAD Tord
1​
BURNETT Josh
1​
DURAN Alejandro Antonio
1​
STOKBRO Andreas Nielsen
1​
PORTER Rudy
1​
STORK Florian
1​
PÖSTLBERGER Lukas
1​
BUSATTO Francesco
1​
POWLESS Neilson
1​
SVESTAD-BAARDSENG Embret
1​
PRADES REVERTER Benjami
1​
CAMPRUBI PIJUAN Marcel
1​
PRADES REVERTER Eduard
1​
BARCELO ARAGON Fernando
1​
GUERREIRO Ruben Antonio Almeida
1​
TERCERO LOPEZ Fernando
1​
Pronskiy Daniil
1​
LAAS Martin
1​
PRONSKIY Vadim
1​
LAFAY Victor
1​
PUCCIO Salvatore
1​
FITZSIMONS Mitchel
1​
GAZE Samuel
1​
TOLHOEK Antwan
1​
BONNAMOUR Franck
1​
TRAEEN Torstein
1​
EARLE Nathan
1​
FLYNN Sean
1​
AZPARREN Enekoitz
1​
TUREK Daniel
1​
RAJOVIC Dusan
1​
CARTHY Hugh
1​
RANGEL COSTA Vinicius
1​
AZPARREN IRURZUN Xabier Mikel
1​
GEORGE Dylan
1​
ANIOLKOWSKI Stanislaw
1​
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
1​
LAZKANO LOPEZ Oier
1​
RETAILLEAU Valentin
1​
VAN DEN BERG Marijn
1​
REX Laurenz
1​
LE GAC Olivier
1​
REYNDERS Jens
1​
GOGL Michael
1​
COVI Alessandro
1​
AZURMENDI SAGASTIBELTZA Ibai
1​
BONNEU Kamiel
1​
VAN HEMELEN Vincent
1​
BALMER Alexandre
1​
VAN MOER Brent
1​
JOHNSON Cooper
1​
GOIKOETXEA GOIOGANA Peio
1​
RODRIGUEZ GARAICOECHEA Oscar
1​
CHAOUFI Tarik
1​
BOU COMPANY Joan
1​
VANDEPITTE Nathan
1​
ROLLAND Brieuc
1​
LONARDI Giovanni
1​
JONES Taj
1​
VERGALLITO Luca
1​
AZPARREN IRURZUN Enekoitz
1​
DAVIS Corey
1​
RONDEL Mathys
1​
LÜHRS Luis-Joe
1​
ETXEBERRIA ZAFRA Asier
1​
DE BOD Stefan
1​
CURRIE Logan
1​
LUND ANDRESEN Tobias
1​
JUARISTI ARRIETA Txomin
1​
CIMOLAI Davide
1​
DE POOTER Dries
1​
WANDAHL Frederik
1​
BARBIER Rudy
1​
BARTHE Cyril
1​
SANCHEZ MAYO Pelayo
1​
BATTISTELLA Samuele
1​
SCALCO Matteo
1​
ARANBURU DEBA Alexander
1​
ADRIA OLIVERAS Roger
1​
WURF Cameron
1​
KOGUT Oded
1​
MARTIN SANZ Gotzon
1​
SCHLEGEL Michal
1​
HEINSCHKE Leon
1​
SCHMID Mauro
1​
BIZKARRA ETXEGIBEL Mikel
1​
MOVCHAN Andriy
1​
 
Last few years in the game have been pretty miserable for me. Hope to recreate the magic of 2017 when i finished 2nd.

ROGLIC Primoz 1240- Initially went for MVDP. Felt i had too few GC riders. so late swtich to a team based on Roglic. His late start to the season is a risk, but hoping he'll do the Giro-Vuelta double and expecting a score of 2000 Plus.

PIDCOCK Thomas 599-Repeat pick. Heared he's skipping the XC worlds and focusing on the spring classics, which is great news. Hoping for 1000+

ANDERSEN Søren Kragh 362- A late pick as a result from swicth to Roglic from MVDP and I need a rider in that points range. Hoping the switch from DSM will do him good, and perhaps some early sping seasom points.

ALAPHILIPPE Julian 489- Obvious pick

ACKERMANN Pascal 414-Needed a top level sprinter. was between him, Gaviria and Ewan. picked GAV 3 years in succession being a fanboi but didn't work out for me. So a change of strategy. I usually get burned by the 300-500 points range pick, so a huge risk.

SAGAN Peter 402- He was decent again towards the end of the season and effects of covid might be past him. Big or nothing. took a risk.

HAIG Jack 364-Another decent GC rider. Should be riding the Giro. hoping for a score close to 1000.

DEKKER David 3- Decent sprinter. crashed a few times last season. should score at least 200 points in the French races

DUNBAR Eddie 333- Risky pick. Hoping a change of teams means more opportunities.

BAGIOLI Andrea 321- Didn't pick him last year , but a lot did for a similar score. Despite the competition at QS, belive he can get a good score.

HONORE Mikkel Frølich 320- Should get more opprtunities with move to EF

KWIATKOWSKI Michal 272- Selected on the news that he 's concentrating on the spring classics this season and riding a full program.

SIMMONS Quinn 243- Repeat pick. Rode well last season for a minimum points return. Hoping he'll be more productive points wise

DONOVAN Mark 65- Surprised he's my unique pick. He''s another who moved away from DSM

BARONCINI Filippo 191- Another rider who was fairly popular last year after his U 23 Worlds win but not selected by me. Tugh luck last year. Should improve

WATSON Samuel 188- Was impressed by him. Fast Finisher. Hoping for good poits hall

SCHACHMANN Maximilian 187-Obvious pick

PADUN Mark 176- Read that he impressed last year upon joining EF, but obviously without the points return. Risky pick. But huge potential

TIBERI Antonio 174- Younsgter hopping forr a big breakthough.

HAMILTON Lucas 150- Should score at least 400 points

HAYTER Leo 98- INEOS youngsters are doing well recently. Didn't want to miss out

GLOAG Thomas 80- Another imprssive youngster

MOSCON Gianni 61- Repeat pick. Hopefully he's over the bad luck.

SCHELLING Ide 46- Covid Victim. Hope he's well recovered.

CARBONI Giovanni 40- Gazprom victim. Decent minor level stage racer

BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 5-Obvious pick

BRENNER Marco 105- Hope he'll be the next Arensman

WALLS Matthew 10- Decent fast finisher, Should get back to 200+ points

FISHER-BLACK Finn 37- Bad luck laste season. Exepecting 200+

JONES Taj 24- Needed another low cost sprinting option

TARLING Joshua 0- Bright junior stepping up. They've been impressive in recent years.

PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien 240- Risky pick. Hoping he'll do well in the countless French 2.1 races

UIJTDEBROEKS Cian 253- Repeat pick/ Didn't want to miss out.
 
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Forgot to post my own team... I reached a point where I had to decide whether to go with 2 super expensive riders or spread the risk out as there were lots of decent options in the 400-600 range, and I decided to go big. Can't wait to have a bit of time to talk through the picks in the coming days:

ROGLIC Primoz
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan
PIDCOCK Thomas
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
SAGAN Peter
TULETT Ben
CHAMPOUSSIN Clément
KWIATKOWSKI Michal
ASGREEN Kasper
UIJTDEBROEKS Cian
SIMMONS Quinn
VERNON Ethan
BARONCINI Filippo
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
ONLEY Oscar
MILAN Jonathan
VAN UDEN Casper
VAN EETVELT Lennert
PENHOËT Paul
MARTINEZ Lenny
GREGOIRE Romain
HAYTER Leo
SYRITSA Gleb
VANDENABEELE Henri
GLOAG Thomas
MOSCON Gianni
SCHELLING Ide
HERMANS Ben
WALLS Matthew
SVRCEK Martin
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
DEKKER David
TARLING Joshua
 
Will my De Lie desaster repeat? I seem to have omitted Uijtdebroeks unintentionally.
Honoré was the rider I left out last and I am still wondering if that was a very bad decision. In the end I was wondering whether he just had one overperformer's season and that's it. He could very well score huge though.
Was also thinking about Oscar Onley and now wondering why I did not take him in the end...

ACKERMANN Pascal
I'm not a fan of picking (big name) sprinters in general. I never know who will be THE sprinter of the season. Ackermann is a gamble but he was absolutely in the game last season, then it never worked out. Maybe the team has more experience in working together this season. I think he's young enough to have the power. His timing needs to be better. The price seemed reasonable for a sprinter.

ALAPHILIPPE Julian

Glad one of my favourites is such an obvious pick that I can put him on my team. Come on, Julian, you just cannot have another season like that, right?

ASGREEN Kasper
Surprised he is THAT popular, but on the other hand a logical pick. Just the year before he was such a dominant rider.

ASKEY Lewis
Had him last year and therefor followed him a bit closer. In terms of points he was a really good although not superb pick, but I was just impressed by that young guy's general racing. He was usually well positioned, racing smart, was strong, but often not even riding for himself, so my hope is that the team sees his qualities like I do and gives him even a few more chances for himself.

BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley

And another of my favourites, almost for free. Yeah!!

CHAMPOUSSIN Clément
Gamble, definitely not an obvious pick. I suppose he might get roughly the same points as last year. But I just wanted one of these talented guys who develop so steadily that they are often a bit overlooked who's really coming into the traditionally best cycling years.

CHRISTEN Jan

Seems I have a thing for the Swiss this year.

CONTI Valerio
A "got away from Astana" guy. Likely not the big scorer, but someone who could really profit from riding for a pro team now, at least points wise.

DE BOD Stefan
Anyone getting away from Astana these days must improve, that was my thinking. He's got the right age.

FABBRO Matteo
Such good rides last year, but rarely for himself. I hope the team pays him back and he gets a few opportunities where he can score points for himself.

FISHER-BLACK Finn
Almost forgot about him, then seemed like an obvious pick. Just had such a bad season last year.

FLYNN Sean
See, I have more than 1 Brit, too!
DSM should be a good team to get opportunities at his age.
And he's Scottish, which is just... better than your average Brit. :p

FROIDEVAUX Robin
Well, I mean, he DID win the Swiss road race. And he does have a few DNFs and DNS to his name this year, maybe there's potential for more if he finishes races. So who knows, it's just a fun gamble to take him.

GREGOIRE Romain
I'm already in love with him, so although he probably doesn't score big this year already, I just couldn't leave him out.

HAIG Jack

His races ended prematurely last year. I think he can double his points.

HERMANS Ben
Fitted him in late when looking for riders to fill my team with. My oldest rider. Capable of a big jump if healthy.

HERZOG Emil
If you pick a very young rider than Herzog should be on your list this year I guess.

HIRSCHI Marc
Expensive gamble. I suppose his high is not repeatable. But there's not doubt he's a skilled rider with a great finish, I think he can do better than last season which was so and so.

MARTINEZ Lenny
Grégoire or Martinez? Let's take them both!

MIHKELS Madis
Looks like a really talented young rider now at a well-working team.

MULUBRHAN Henok
I think it's not easy to switch to Europe from Eritrea, but he's got a lot of quality and seems the right age.

PEDERSEN Casper Phillip
Does the old rule that switching to QS lets you jump still work? We'll see. I think there's a good chance for Pedersen, since the quality is obviously there.

REX Laurenz
He's called Rex. Any questions?
He's probably not going to get many opportunities to ride for himself, but maybe some small races. Last year IWG was a good address to go, we will see if that trend continues.

ROGLIC Primoz
The last years I didn't want to take a really expensive rider because when he then crashes in his first race of the season that's all those points spent for nothing to cheer for the rest of the months. But this year I had so many cheap picks that I thought I could afford it this time.

RODRIGUEZ CANO Carlos
Yeah, he's really expensive and he's on a team with many strong riders, but he got 7th in a Vuelta despite a serious crash. I think I have to believe in this guy.

SCALCO Matteo
Should be mine and mine only?
Just one of those guys I found interesting and wanted to take chance on.

SCHACHMANN Maximilian

Similiar to Asgreen: Surprised he's that popular, but on the other hand rather obvious. He had a bad season with illnesses at the wrong time. There's no reason why that should continue.

SIMMONS Quinn
I read something like "it's time to win races" from him, and although I'm hardly fond of the guy I agree. He is super strong and still so young. The results should come in eventually if he gets the opportunities.

SVRCEK Martin
His name which you have to write down if you want to pick him seems like a hurdle you have to overcome. Like a complicated lock that's seducing you to open the door because it must protect something of value.

VACEK Mathias

I think he's quite sure to become a regular guy in bigger races. Maybe not this year, but with time certainly. Looks so decent.

VAN WILDER Ilan
I hope he will not only work for Evenepoel and I hope he will not crash all the time. He's just really talented and is definitely capable of scoring a good deal of points.

YEMANE Dawit Tsegay
I expect him to score decently in races where I have nobody else.

ZAMBANINI Edoardo
Last year was a good season for a young rider, now he's on Bahrain and we'll see.

I guess in the end I really went a bit rogue with my team. I just wanted to take some outside bets and more uncommon names since honestly I am not expecting to win the game anyway. But it's still going to be very fun to follow!
 
Of f the mark already, which is nice. Hoping Plapp can double up on Tuesday, or go close. Picked by surprisingly few teams.

HIRSCHI Marc - stayed loyal since his big year and don't think he achieved anything near his potential last year, but encouraging signs late on.
BENNETT Sam - good potential upside if he recovers his best form.
PIDCOCK Thomas - got to do better in the Spring than last year.
PICCOLO Andrea - on my radar for two years. Hoping this is the big one. Disappointed he's so popular.
ALAPHILIPPE Julian - nothing to say.
THIJSSEN Gerben - on his day has beaten the quickest. Had De Lie last year, hoping this guy does something similar.
PLAPP Lucas - justified selection already
WRIGHT Fred - should have scored more last year.
KÄMNA Lennard - ditto
TULETT Ben - big potential
ASGREEN Kasper - hard to ignore. Hopefully fatigue behind him.
UIJTDEBROEKS Cian - staying loyal for more up-side.
VAN WILDER Ilan - nearly picked last year. Impressed.
WATSON Samuel - quick
SCHACHMANN Maximilian - he has earned me loads of points before. Will do again. Can do everything.
PADUN Mark - bet on him last year. Saw enough potential before the wheels came off to risk it again. Huge upside if recovers best form.
VACEK Mathias - one of my many young starlets.
ONLEY Oscar - obvious pick
MARTINEZ Lenny - great potential
BRENNER Marco - ditto
HAYTER Leo - too cheap to ignore
HESSMANN Michel - another youngster with potential
GERMANI Lorenzo - ditto
HEIDUK Kim - guaranteed points
SERRANO RODRIGUEZ Javier - bit of a wild card for Spanish races.
VADER Milan - even as a domestique would turn a profit
WOOD Harrison - starlet?
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley can't believe he's not on every team.
DEKKER David - was hoping less would pick him.
LEONARD Michael - no downside
MORGADO Antonio - will score points
TARLING Joshua - ditto
SAGAN Peter - staying loyal after last year. Like Pidcock, has to have a better Spring. Potential huge upside if having a last hoorah.
 
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Here ya go:

  1. SKJELMOSE JENSEN Mattias - 944
  2. PINOT Thibaut - 639
  3. SHEFFIELD Magnus - 621
  4. PICCOLO Andrea - 509
  5. THIJSSEN Gerben - 470
  6. KRON Andreas Lorentz - 395
  7. STEWART Jake - 360
  8. STRONG Corbin - 358
  9. TULETT Ben - 316
  10. LAURANCE Axel - 301
  11. VERMEERSCH Florian - 275
  12. BAX Sjoerd - 253
  13. UIJTDEBROEKS Cian - 253
  14. VAN WILDER Ilan - 232
  15. HERREGODTS Rune - 225
  16. BARONCINI Filippo - 191
  17. MULUBRHAN Henok - 181
  18. HINDSGAUL MADSEN Jacob - 173
  19. WAERENSKJOLD Søren - 168
  20. WANDAHL Frederik - 131
  21. MIHOLJEVIC Fran - 113
  22. MARIT Arne - 103
  23. SEXTON Tom - 98
  24. NØRTOFT Morten Aalling - 71
  25. KOLZE CHANGIZI Sebastian - 58
  26. HELLEMOSE Asbjørn - 31
  27. BLUME LEVY William - 25
  28. QUICK Blake - 6
 
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Here we go again. I picked Svrcek only because I thought everyone would, though.

NAME
VALUE
POPULARITY
ROGLIC Primoz
1240​
56​
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
1230​
14​
BENNETT Sam
659​
5​
PIDCOCK Thomas
599​
74​
PICCOLO Andrea
509​
22​
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
489​
95​
WRIGHT Fred
416​
24​
HAIG Jack
364​
43​
TEUNISSEN Mike
292​
18​
VERMEERSCH Florian
275​
7​
ASGREEN Kasper
267​
80​
SIMMONS Quinn
243​
39​
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
187​
84​
STYBAR Zdenek
136​
11​
BRENNER Marco
105​
34​
SYRITSA Gleb
96​
26​
FROOME Chris
65​
6​
MOSCON Gianni
61​
68​
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan
59​
1​
OSBORNE Jason
47​
5​
HOELGAARD Markus
44​
23​
PEDERSEN Casper Phillip
24​
14​
HERMANS Ben
20​
39​
HEIDUK Kim
17​
11​
PRADES REVERTER Benjami
15​
1​
CONTI Valerio
13​
12​
SVRCEK Martin
10​
19​
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
5​
88​
ANTUNES Amaro Manuel Reposo
5​
5​
OSORIO CARVAJAL Alejandro
5​
1​
DEKKER David
3​
52​
GERITS Vince
0​
2​
VAN DER LIJKE Nick
0​
4​
 
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My team:

ROGLIC Primoz
ALMEIDA Joao Pedro Gonçalves
PIDCOCK Thomas
PICCOLO Andrea
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
ACKERMANN Pascal
HAIG Jack
HONORE Mikkel Frølich
ASGREEN Kasper
MASNADA Fausto
BARONCINI Filippo
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
VACEK Mathias
ONLEY Oscar
EIKING Odd Christian
MILAN Jonathan
MARTINEZ Lenny
GREGOIRE Romain
BRENNER Marco
MARIT Arne
CATTANEO Mattia
HAYTER Leo
THOMPSON Reuben
GLOAG Thomas
TOLHOEK Antwan
WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads
MOSCON Gianni
SCHELLING Ide
FISHER-BLACK Finn
HERMANS Ben
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
DEKKER David
HODEG CHAGUI Alvaro Jose

Took out Ayuso in the end and picked Almeida instead, hope it won’t come back to bite me. I have the three young guys from Groupama (Guerrero, Martinez and Gregoire), so I will definitely follow Groupama closely!
 
Here it goes! My team for the 2023 edition of the CQ Ranking Manager Game!

Thomas Pidcock, 599 points
He was picked by many managers last year, including me, but did not live up to everyones expectations. He has the potential to score points in many races and it would be frustrating to not pick him if he does, so I will give him another chance like many others it seems like.

Iván García Cortina, 584 points
This one is a bit of a gamble, but hear me out. He is an all-round rider that is strong and fast, at least in a reduced bunch. He is a rider that should be in his prime years and could be on the verge of a big season. He ended last season with finishing 5th in Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, 11th in the WC RR, 5th in Coppa Bernocchi and he won Gran Piemonte. He has also ridden well on the cobbles in the past couple of seasons and finished 16th in E3 and 8th in Gent-Wevelgem last year. It is a daring pick but could be a game changer, if it pays out.

Pavel Sivakov, 536 points
He has been very unlucky with crashes and injuries, but is a rider that should be capable of more. He didn't have many results to speak of in the first half of the season but then finished 2nd in San Sebastian. He followed that up with winning the Vuelta Burgos and was in a decent position to finish in the top 10 in the Vuelta, halfwaythrough, but tested positive for covid and had to leave the race. His season was pretty much over after that. I think he is one of the most talented GC-riders of his generation and that he still has time to show it. Just need to find some momentum and confidence, but most importantly stay on his bike.

Andrea Piccolo, 509 points
He missed the first half of the season after Gazprom was ousted. Signed with Androni where he immediately started performing well in almost every race he started, which earned him a contract with EF. He continued to be good in races towards the end of the season and it will be interesting to see what he could do in a full year.

Julian Alaphilippe, 489 points
He had a pretty terrible season, where nothing really worked for him last year. Ala is not getting any younger, but he should have a good chance at bouncing back this year if he is in better form and with some better luck.

Lucas Plapp, 441 points
He had a good season in his first year as a pro and might develop even further in his second year. He will start his season early with the nationals and the TDU, where he could be off to a decent start if all goes well. He is a rider to follow more closely in his second year.

Wilco Kelderman, 364 points
He has always been very talented, but not quite had the career as one would expect. He has now gone full circle and signed with JV. Maybe it is not too late for him to win a big race yet.

Andrea Bagioli, 321 points
He has so far been quite unlucky as a pro, with crashes and injuries, but shown he is really good when fit. He won a stage last year in Catalunya but also finished 3rd behind Pog and Van Aert in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal. It says something about his potential and he is a rider that is due a breakthrough, if he can find some consistency.

Mikkel Frølich Honore, 320 points
He was very successful in 2021 where he was on the podium in a few one-day races, most notably in San Sebastian and Bretagne. He struggled in the first half of the season last year, like many other riders on QS, but found better form towards the end of the season where he was good again. He has now moved on from QS to race with EF for the next three years, where he will probably have a prominent role and be a leader for many races.

Giovanni Aleotti, 317 points
He has won the Sibiu Tour two years in a row, but other than that there have been very few results to speak of. However, he did finish 7th in some good company in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal last season and that shows a bit what he could be capable of. He is a rider that could have a breakthrough soon, if he starts performing consistently.

Ben Tulett, 316 points
I think he had a pretty decent first season with Ineos. He won a stage in Coppi e Bartali and finished 2nd overall. In the Giro he finished 5th in both the ITTs and later in the season finished 5th overall in the Tour de Pologne, mainly because of a strong performance in the ITT where he finished 6th. He also finished 14th in the WC RR. He is still a very young rider that could develop into a great one in the future.

Kasper Asgreen, 267 points
He ended his season, due to fatigue, when he abandoned the Tour in the middle of the race. Hopefully he will be back in better shape this year.

Cian Uijtdebroeks, 253 points
I think they managed him really well towards his biggest target of the season last year, the Tour de l'Avenir, in which he won. He is a great talent and it will be interesting to follow his further development.

Quinn Simmons, 243 points
He has so far been spending a lot of energy in breakaways and maybe lacked a bit tactically, but that is something that will hopefully improve with more experience and maturing. He is still very young and could be due a breakthrough soon.

Ilan Van Wilder, 232 points
He has had a bit of bad luck so far in his pro career, but showed he has the potential to be a good rider. Should have some opportunities to race for himself this season.

Maximilian Schachmann, 187 points
He ended his season early due to fatigue. Hopefully a longer break has been just what he needed and that he will be back close to his former level this year.

Madis Mihkels, 173 points
The impression I have gotten is that he could be a great talent, but will he have a breakthrough already this year? I think it could be worth it to find out, because he might not be as cheap to pick as this again.

Jonathan Milan, 160 points
He was out for a few months, but finished the season very strong. It will be interesting to see if he can build on that and have a good season.

Casper Van Uden, 160 points
He is a talented young sprinter who won stages in the Tour de Normandie, Tour de Bretagne and Tour de l'Avenir last season. He also finished 4th in Scheldeprijs and 8th in Sparkassen Münsterland Giro against some of the best sprinters. He is a rider that I think could score many points in his first pro season, if given a good schedule.

Lenny Martinez, 121 points
He comes from a cycling family where his father won a gold medal in MTB in the 2000 Olympic Games and who also raced as a pro in the early 2000s. His grandfather has won two stages in the Tour and won the KOM jersey in 1978. Lenny, following in his family members footsteps, is a good climber who finished 3rd overall in baby-Giro and won Giro Ciclistico della Valle d'Aosta - Mont Blanc last season. He also finished 14th overall in Tour of the Alps and 8th in Mercan'Tour Classic Alpes-Maritimes, which is a tough one-day race. He is a great talent who will now go pro with FDJ - Groupama, after going through their whole system. It will be interesting to see how he develops further in his first pro season.

Romain Gregoire, 108 points
Like Martinez, he will step up to the first team of FDJ - Groupama this year. He was very good last spring, where he won four consecutive one-day races in the U23s. He also won stages in the baby-Giro and the Tour de l'Avenir. He is a rider that could be good immediately in his first pro season, even though you can never know for sure.

Marco Brenner, 105 points
He skipped the U23s and went straight to the pros. It has been a couple of anonymous seasons so far, but he started to show some progress towards the end of last season. He was 12th overall in the Tour de Pologne and he finished 5th on a MTF in the Vuelta. He will be going into his third season as a pro at only 20 years old.

Arne Marit, 103 points
He is a sprinter that will be racing with Intermarche for the next two years. He was really good at the end of 2021, where he won GP du Morbihan and finished 7th in Paris - Tours. Last season he struggled with crashes and injuries. He should have a good chance to score more points, if he has a better season.

Thibau Nys, 102 points
He is a young rider with great potential that could be scoring points in some smaller one-day races and semi-classics this season.

Mattia Cattaneo, 101 points
He struggled last year after being very good in 2021, where he had his best year yet in his career points wise. He is a good time trialist that could climb a little bit and if he can be as good as in 2021 he should score more points.

Leo Hayter, 98 points
Signed with Ineos, of course, with his brother being there and they seem to know how to get their neo-pros up to speed immediately. He could be another one that hits the ground running.

Aimé De Gendt, 82 points
He didn't have his best season and will be looking to bounce back this year. He could be a rider that can score points in smaller one-day races and in the semi-classics. Last rider to be selected for my team.

Thomas Gloag, 80 points
He could be a good signing for JV and he has a lot of potential. Hopefully he is given a schedule where he can develop further and at the same time score some points.

Gianni Moscon, 61 points
It was a year to write-off completely for him. He suffered from bronchitis and covid early in the season. His classics season was subsequently ruined. He raced the Tour de Suisse but had to abandon the Tour quite early, still suffering from long post-covid effects. Showed some sort of life again towards the very end of the season finishing 12th in Coppa Bernocchi - GP BPM and 16th in Gran Piemonte. He is available for a cheap price this year.

Finn Fisher-Black, 37 points
He was out with injuries and didn't get to race much last season. Hopefully won't be a problem this year and he is a rider with great potential, if he can get going.

Ben Hermans, 20 points
He had a horrible 2022. It had much to do with covid and feeling the aftereffects for a long time. He is a rider who at age 35 had his second best performance point wise, 718 points, in 2021. He should have a good chance of scoring more points, if he can bounce back, but it is not a given considering his age and recent problems.

Egan Bernal, 5 points
He was probably one of the first names on everyone's team for this year. It would be great to see him get back close to his former level again, if it is possible. Rooting for him after what he has gone through.

David Dekker, 3 points
He is now with Arkea, which will hopefully be a fresh start for him. He is a sprinter who could get some points here and there in minor races.

The best of luck to everyone playing! :)
 
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Here's my team, several obvious picks, but seemed to have missed a few others:

ROGLIC Primoz
GAUDU David
EWAN Caleb
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
STUYVEN Jasper
VINE Jay
POLITT Nils
HAIG Jack
MÄDER Gino
KWIATKOWSKI Michal
ASGREEN Kasper
UIJTDEBROEKS Cian
SIMMONS Quinn
PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien
PADUN Mark
HEALY Ben
VALGREN HUNDAHL (ANDERSEN) Michael
VAN EETVELT Lennert
GREGOIRE Romain
BRENNER Marco
CATTANEO Mattia
MOSCON Gianni
DE PLUS Laurens
SCHELLING Ide
HOELGAARD Markus
DE POOTER Dries
HERMANS Ben
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
VAN MECHELEN Vlad
HERZOG Emil
CHRISTEN Jan
TARLING Joshua
HODEG CHAGUI Alvaro Jose

Only 1 unique pick with De Pooter Dries
 
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Off to the perfect start with Plapp retaining his national title.

Seems that the most popular pick I don't have is Dekker. I've had him for two years running and have spent almost the entirety of that time waiting for him to rekindle the magic of his UAE Tour debut. I've had my fill.
 
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I have to say I am a little surprised that Uijtdebroeks is THAT popular (unless people chose him because he also has a seducingly complicated name). But I may be proven wrong of course.

It seems like my team will rely the most on Simon Yates and Bettiol and to a lesser extent Pascal Eenkhoorn and Kwiatkowski who I am literally shocked at being at only 21 picks.
 

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