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The 2024 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

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I'm glad Ruta Del Sol got cut short. If Ayuso got 2nd there now he probably would have a lot more points otherwise.
I'm not sure about that. Ayuso has a pretty good standard in TTs even when his shape is not there (like in Romandie last year). His performance in Jaen suggests he's far from his best so I'm inclined to think he benefitted from the race being cut short. As did Tiberi of course.
 
Bunch of riders scheduled for the upcoming week.

UAE
Bjerg
Changizi
Lund
Price-Pejtersen
Würtz

Opening Weekend
Asgreen
Foldager (Omloop only)
Honoré (Omloop only. EF not doing KBK)
Norsgaard
Pedersen
Søjberg (KBK only. Devo rider; not allowed to do Omloop)
Valgren (Omloop only. EF not doing KBK)

Faun Races
Gregaard
Kron
Skjelmose
 
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I think last week was very decent for myself. A few riders picked up points. I think I will be staying in about the same position in the rankings, which is good so far. Lamperti having a good Tour of Oman, which is still on-going.

This week.

Jaen
AYUSO Juan
HAGENES Per Strand
TURNER Ben

Volta ao Algarve
MARTÍNEZ Daniel Felipe
HIGUITA Sergio
ARENSMAN Thymen
SHEFFIELD Magnus
LEEMREIZE Gijs
HAGENES Per Strand
CHRISTEN Jan
MORGADO António
DEL TORO Isaac (Not on startlist yet but he rode the one-day race, so he should be here as well I am assuming)

Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol
TIBERI Antonio
AYUSO Juan
A good outcome, I have to say.

Unfortunate with Sheffield but since pretty much every other rider will have scored something I cant really complain.
 
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Plenty of races next week and opening weekend on the horizon. The season is picking up some pace.

UAE Tour
POLLEFLIET Gianluca
COLLEONI Kevin
VANDENABEELE Henri
POOLE Max

O Gran Camiño
BERNAL Egan
TARLING Joshua
CARAPAZ Richard
PICCOLO Andrea

Faun-Ardèche Classic
AYUSO Juan

Drôme Classic
AYUSO Juan
BUSATTO Francesco

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
MOSCON Gianni
GIRMAY Biniam
CAPIOT Amaury
WRIGHT Fred
TURNER Ben
MORGADO António
PICKRELL Riley

Kuurne - Bruxelles - Kuurne
HAGENES Per Strand
LAMPERTI Luke
WRIGHT Fred
GIRMAY Biniam
MIHKELS Madis
HODEG Álvaro José
TURNER Ben
PICKRELL Riley
 
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Mechanical for Charmig cost me GC points in Oman. Relieved to see Martinez and Arensman looking good. Ayuso tomorrow hopefully.

Am all in on VAR this week though. Johannessen, Vauquelin and Tronchon. Three potential big difference-makers.
What a joke. First Vaquelin crashing and then THJ abandoning today. Beginning to get the same feeling as last year, with this team doing the opposite of adding to my enjoyment. On the plus side, Tronchon is turning into an early-season point machine. And Leemreize showed signs of potential success today at Algarve.

UAE
Poole
Riccitello
Lopez

First race of the season for Max and Matthew, so not expecting too much. Anything from Lopez would be a bonus, as he's the one who somehow stayed in the team, without me really noticing.
 
Mediocre week. Not terrible. Not great. Martinez was the big bonus... not just the points, but the form.

UAE
Fretin
August
Beloki
Rootkin Gray
Vandenabeele
Van Wilder
Poole

GRAN CAMINO
Bernal
Tarling
Nerurkar
Martinez

OHN
Alaphilippe
Vansintmaartensdijk
Herzog
Morgado
Sheehan
Waerenskjold

FAUN
Kron

KBK
Lamperti
Herzog
Sheehan
Waerenskjold
 
I got close to 300 points in Algarve from my 10 riders but lacking anyone in the other races hurt since you all have just the right riders to pop off in these races. Down to 21st for me now.

Here's hoping for a good week again.

Tour of Rwanda
William Junior Lecerf

UAE Tour

Georg Steinhauser
Andrew August
Tobias Foss
Henri Vandenabeele
Lorenzo Milesi

O Gran Camiño
Johannes Staune-Mittet
Cian Uijtebroeks
Egan Bernal
Ethan Hayter
Richard Carapaz

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Julian Alaphilippe
Gianni Moscon
Biniam Girmay
Michael Valgren
Antonio Morgado
Markus Hoelgaard

Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne
Per Strand Hagenes
Biniam Girmay
Markus Hoelgaard
Alec Segaert

Faun-Ardéche Classic
Gil Gelders

Faun Drome Classic
Gil Gelders
 
Van Gils only gets 20 points for his victory! GC apparently does not count.
That's interesting. CQranking has likely changed their mind about those points then. I see the old GC points are still live in the ranking but clicking on individual points for the year it has reverted to just stage points.

I guess that is part of the reason why the download is not ready yet for the week.

Edit: My quick calculation says that reverting those GC points moves me up 8 places from where I would have been. I drop 5 spots instead 13.
 
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Broken collarbone for Johannessen. I feel sorry for you Johannessenists, as he looked great the last few races. Now he'll be off the bike for quite some time most likely.
Really bad luck, this news for my team. :( Had indeed a very good start of the season - both a loss on short term (Tour des Alpes-Maritimes) & on mid term. Broken collarbone is, in principle, only a few months out though, so let's hope he is back soon!

He was lighting up my rather mediocre start of the season, together with another rare pick: Ewen Costiou. The French rider lost his 2nd spot in Provence GC last week after missing out the first echelon, and yesterday, he had a great effort but was reeled in the last kilometers in France. There was potential for a haul in these French races, but the end result is a mere 36 points so far. At least he is a promising and very entertaining rider to follow for the rest of the season!

But as mentioned, other than that not the best start of the season, although I have the feeling it is not exactly that my riders are not performing, just no differential picks yet (or just the wrong ones / missing out on very profitable picks). Ayuso in Andalucia is not helping too.

Looking forward to the next weeks!
 
Really bad luck, this news for my team. :( Had indeed a very good start of the season - both a loss on short term (Tour des Alpes-Maritimes) & on mid term. Broken collarbone is, in principle, only a few months out though, so let's hope he is back soon!

He was lighting up my rather mediocre start of the season, together with another rare pick: Ewen Costiou. The French rider lost his 2nd spot in Provence GC last week after missing out the first echelon, and yesterday, he had a great effort but was reeled in the last kilometers in France. There was potential for a haul in these French races, but the end result is a mere 36 points so far. At least he is a promising and very entertaining rider to follow for the rest of the season!

But as mentioned, other than that not the best start of the season, although I have the feeling it is not exactly that my riders are not performing, just no differential picks yet (or just the wrong ones / missing out on very profitable picks). Ayuso in Andalucia is not helping too.

Looking forward to the next weeks!
Yeah, he'll miss Strade Blanche and Tirreno - but likely not more than that. He should be ready for the Ardennes, but I'm not sure what warm up races he can do before that as Catalunya is probably too soon, so his form might take a hit unfortunately.