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The 2024 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

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Yeah him turning into a 1 day beast is a scenario I didn’t envisage and makes me regret not picking him even more now as he looks a top tier favourite for the Ardennes as well now.
He has always been a really good in one day races on the rare occasions UAE let him ride some. I don't think what he did this week-end was anything new for him. With that said, I'm not sure he'll get a huge haul in the Ardennes. I'd expect him to play more of a support role for Pogacar there.
 
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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
Solid week.

Poole, Bernal, Ayuso and Lamperti the ones who scored the most. Tarling looks good at this stage of the season as well.

Promising rides from Busatto and Mihkels. Interesting to follow how they develop.

Minor points from the rest.

Probably a few teams that might have scored more points but a steady stream of points is coming in so far every week. Hope it can continue.

Turner and Wright might be busts. Two uninspired picks. Should have gone for others. Regretting those picks.
 
Oof some rough week for me.
ASGREEN Kasper: DNF and crash
MILAN Jonathan: Anonymous 70th in Omloop
GIRMAY HAILU Biniam: Anonymous 55th in Omloop
Milan's record in classics is appalling, I don't know what you were counting on. 3 full years as a pro and only one one-day race finished inside top30. When I realised this, I no longer considered him for any game.
 
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He has always been a really good in one day races on the rare occasions UAE let him ride some. I don't think what he did this week-end was anything new for him. With that said, I'm not sure he'll get a huge haul in the Ardennes. I'd expect him to play more of a support role for Pogacar there.
Pogacar is only doing Liège though, where he and Evenepoel could easily put the rest of the field out of contention on Redoute already. So I think he should be able to score quite a bit in the Ardennes.
 
He has always been a really good in one day races on the rare occasions UAE let him ride some. I don't think what he did this week-end was anything new for him. With that said, I'm not sure he'll get a huge haul in the Ardennes. I'd expect him to play more of a support role for Pogacar there.
Every chance that Pogacar only rides LBL so he should get at least a free role in the other races.
 
Only 6 of my riders haven't scored though, so I am ok with that.
I'm afraid there are 49 teams ahead of you on that metric, and only 30 behind.

Not sure how easy it would be to track on the spreadsheet but it would be fun as a side competition to see who is the first in the year to have all their riders score at least 1 point.
If Matthews Walls can crack the top 20 tomorrow in Le Samyn, Salvarani will be.
 
I'm afraid there are 49 teams ahead of you on that metric, and only 30 behind.


If Matthews Walls can crack the top 20 tomorrow in Le Samyn, Salvarani will be.

That probably reflects my current ranking tbh.

But it's february. And I'm enjoying following riders that I would otherwise have pretty much ignored. It's one of the reasons that I tend to be some way down the popularity table .... I might not win, or trouble the leaders even, but I do have fun.
 
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There are some races this week as well!

Le Samyn
HODEG Álvaro José
MORGADO António
CAPIOT Amaury
MIHKELS Madis
WALLS Matthew

Trofeo Laigueglia
BUSATTO Francesco
AYUSO Juan (added)
CHRISTEN Jan (added)
RYAN Archie
PICCOLO Andrea (added)

Startlist still pretty incomplete.

Strade Bianche
MOSCON Gianni
DEL TORO Isaac
AYUSO Juan
CHRISTEN Jan (added)
ARENSMAN Thymen (added)
BERNAL Egan
SHEFFIELD Magnus
HIGUITA Sergio (added)
MARTÍNEZ Daniel Felipe
CARAPAZ Richard (added)
BUSATTO Francesco (added)
COLLEONI Kevin (added)

Startlist not complete either.

Grand Prix Criquielion
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Too much time on my hands:
I have worked out the value of each team as at the end of 2022 (bear in mind, teams will have had an end of 2023 value of near to, but not more than, 7500)
Teams at the top of this table will have set their store in youth, those at the other end will have banked on riders returning to a previous level. I always set far too much store by my spreadsheet comparisons of the year just finished to previous scores when selecting, and every year tell myself not to do that. But I am not (quite) the most guilty, it would appear.

armchairclimber
4667​
RedheadDane
4905​
Analnyi_khirurg
5169​
Josedin
5684​
LosBrolin
5772​
Jakob747
6373​
Basque Street Boys
6580​
Leadbelly
6811​
trackstand
7906​
Berflamand
8035​
Shakes
8093​
Poles & Co
8202​
kingcycling
8212​
Jon_Ezeitza
8293​
Mushroom
8476​
AlTarf_ua
8532​
hayneplane
8763​
ray10
8946​
karaev
9094​
zigzag_wanderer
9530​
18-Valve. (pithy)
9696​
Yellow Knight
10002​
Blues in the bottle
10173​
Squire
10241​
Amis_Velo
10377​
EvansIsTheBest
10440​
slow_climber
10515​
triley36
10639​
Eric10
10740​
pman
10823​
Amethyst
10958​
rote_laterne
10962​
Nevs
11003​
JPettersen
11087​
vickyriso
11089​
Bicycle_Boy
11113​
hfgon1
11160​
Fivezzz
11271​
oliveira
11288​
SafeBet
11355​
firefly3323
11403​
DJ Sprtsch
11626​
Nakazar
11653​
Crevaison
11674​
HoudiniCycling
11716​
Lortnoc
11751​
Hugo Koblet
11868​
ingsve
11953​
JumboVismaFan
11985​
laarsland
12004​
Senderos
12029​
Salvarani
12133​
ILN
12139​
Sneekes
12161​
Rakim
12355​
vladimir
12369​
skidmark
12444​
Rufs
12516​
Nyssinator
12522​
Anderis
12576​
peixotini
12661​
Eyeballs Out
12850​
Devils_Elbow
12920​
bminchow
12936​
repre
13018​
tobydawq
13040​
Popchu
13064​
vsd88
13194​
nbfc1962
13197​
adamski101
13464​
Earns1985
13563​
MADRAZO
13646​
PandaClaws
13736​
Googolplex
13813​
RestInPunk
13839​
the asian
13861​
shalgo
13971​
escartin
14110​
Kazistuta
14283​
postmanhat
14513​
greenedge
14651​
search
14668​
Object
14700​
will10
15104​
jsem94
15189​
Simurgh
15427​
manafana
15723​
Gotland
15724​
Boris98
15795​
Armchair cyclist
15822​
NorthAmericanScum
16039​
del1962
16249​
Total Package
16320​
Riverside
18502​
CollectiveWisdom
13365​
 
Ayuso starting in Laigueglia too, he's going to be into profit in no time if his schedule remains that favourable...
Yes, but removed from SB.

I am not surprised he is doing well in one-day races, he had shown that talent before and won plenty... but one could only had wished for this start this season. Andalucia aside, given what happened, very good schedule to score points so far.
 
Ayuso starting in Laigueglia too, he's going to be into profit in no time if his schedule remains that favourable...

Yes, but removed from SB.
Is this the beginning of a similar debate like with Lecerf going to Rwanda perhaps. It almost seems like Ayuso could be avoiding the races with the tough opponents to beat up on lesser opposition in Faun and Laigueglia.

I guess we'll see if the pattern continues or not.
 
Is this the beginning of a similar debate like with Lecerf going to Rwanda perhaps. It almost seems like Ayuso could be avoiding the races with the tough opponents to beat up on lesser opposition in Faun and Laigueglia.

I guess we'll see if the pattern continues or not.
Maybe they think Trofeo Laigueglia works better with T-A for him.

SB will likely be a much harder race and he already did races back-to-back this weekend.

He will get more recovery before T-A with this schedule and he wont be playing second-fiddle to Pog.

Everyone is happy.
 
Maybe they think Trofeo Laigueglia works better with T-A for him.

SB will likely be a much harder race and he already did races back-to-back this weekend.

He will get more recovery before T-A with this schedule and he wont be playing second-fiddle to Pog.

Everyone is happy.
This.

Ayuso did Faun classics to compensate for Andalucia's cancelling, not to avoid competition. And TL works better for recovery purposes prior to TA and maybe also solves leadership headache at SB as well.
 
Too much time on my hands:
I have worked out the value of each team as at the end of 2022 (bear in mind, teams will have had an end of 2023 value of near to, but not more than, 7500)
Teams at the top of this table will have set their store in youth, those at the other end will have banked on riders returning to a previous level. I always set far too much store by my spreadsheet comparisons of the year just finished to previous scores when selecting, and every year tell myself not to do that. But I am not (quite) the most guilty, it would appear.

armchairclimber
4667​
RedheadDane
4905​
Analnyi_khirurg
5169​
Josedin
5684​
LosBrolin
5772​
Jakob747
6373​
Basque Street Boys
6580​
Leadbelly
6811​
trackstand
7906​
Berflamand
8035​
Shakes
8093​
Poles & Co
8202​
kingcycling
8212​
Jon_Ezeitza
8293​
Mushroom
8476​
AlTarf_ua
8532​
hayneplane
8763​
ray10
8946​
karaev
9094​
zigzag_wanderer
9530​
18-Valve. (pithy)
9696​
Yellow Knight
10002​
Blues in the bottle
10173​
Squire
10241​
Amis_Velo
10377​
EvansIsTheBest
10440​
slow_climber
10515​
triley36
10639​
Eric10
10740​
pman
10823​
Amethyst
10958​
rote_laterne
10962​
Nevs
11003​
JPettersen
11087​
vickyriso
11089​
Bicycle_Boy
11113​
hfgon1
11160​
Fivezzz
11271​
oliveira
11288​
SafeBet
11355​
firefly3323
11403​
DJ Sprtsch
11626​
Nakazar
11653​
Crevaison
11674​
HoudiniCycling
11716​
Lortnoc
11751​
Hugo Koblet
11868​
ingsve
11953​
JumboVismaFan
11985​
laarsland
12004​
Senderos
12029​
Salvarani
12133​
ILN
12139​
Sneekes
12161​
Rakim
12355​
vladimir
12369​
skidmark
12444​
Rufs
12516​
Nyssinator
12522​
Anderis
12576​
peixotini
12661​
Eyeballs Out
12850​
Devils_Elbow
12920​
bminchow
12936​
repre
13018​
tobydawq
13040​
Popchu
13064​
vsd88
13194​
nbfc1962
13197​
adamski101
13464​
Earns1985
13563​
MADRAZO
13646​
PandaClaws
13736​
Googolplex
13813​
RestInPunk
13839​
the asian
13861​
shalgo
13971​
escartin
14110​
Kazistuta
14283​
postmanhat
14513​
greenedge
14651​
search
14668​
Object
14700​
will10
15104​
jsem94
15189​
Simurgh
15427​
manafana
15723​
Gotland
15724​
Boris98
15795​
Armchair cyclist
15822​
NorthAmericanScum
16039​
del1962
16249​
Total Package
16320​
Riverside
18502​
CollectiveWisdom
13365​

That is fascinating and telling. It's probably why I have never troubled the podium, but I have a good history of picking riders like Pogacar and De Lie just as they go stratospheric (sadly, I didn't stick with Pog, when I should have).