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The 2024 CQ Ranking Manager Thread

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Van Uden is a typical example of me picking a rider too early (last year), being disappointed that he isn't an instant superstar, and so not seeing the potential. Though in fairness, remember thinking he might just become a dom for Jakobsen :D . Conversely, remembering Capiot at the last moment is compensating. Great rider to have for this game if you like following the smaller races and aren't too concerned with victories.

Dauphine
Ayuso
Charmig
Schelling

A few of my team were withdrawn this week, which am not unhappy about, as will be difficult to score points unless you have one of the favourites I think. Hopefully the TDS will have better opportunities.
 
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Dauphiné
BENNETT Sam
MOSCON Gianni
TARLING Joshua
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro
PETIT Adrien

Not very exciting. I basically need to hope that BENNETT goes nuclear in order to not bleed too many points to the Ayuso and/or Rodriguez-pickers.

Several big picks: Démare, Asgreen and Mas simply haven't panned out. Mas will probably still get some good points somewhere though.
 
My riders for the week.
And, yes; that includes both the riders who started Dauphiné yesterday - and where thus also on last week's roundup - and the riders starting Suisse Sunday.

Amdi Pedersen
Andersen
Asgreen
Charmig
Cort
Foldager
Gregaard
Kamp
Kragh
Kron
Lund
Pedersen
Price-Pejtersen
Salby
Skjelmose
Søjberg
Stokbro
Wandahl
Würtz
 
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From 6th to 20th in 2 weeks... and ridiculously low scores in this game and some others all at the same time (2023-2025 emerging riders, I think). What's going on? I'm so high in the popularity index and I score 43 points while almost everyone is in 200-ish or 300-ish points. It doesn't add up. :p

Pretty strong squad for Suisse/Dauphine combo, so hopefully the trend will be reversed soon but the damage has already been done.
 
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DSM Sportsdirector: Tobias, we have a really good notice for you! We finally decided to schedule you for a race, where you don´t have to lead out Fabio!
Tobias Lund Andresen: Yuhu, I waited for this the whole season! And which race will it be?
DSM Sportdirector: The Tour de Suisse!
Tobias Lund Andresen: Ehhmm, did you have a look at the stage profiles?
DSM Sportdirector: Come on, don´t be so small-minded, just be happy, that you don´t have to lead out Fabio!
 
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DSM Sportsdirector: Tobias, we have a really good notice for you! We finally decided to schedule you for a race, where you don´t have to lead out Fabio!
Tobias Lund Andresen: Yuhu, I waited for this the whole season! And which race will it be?
DSM Sportdirector: The Tour de Suisse!
Tobias Lund Andresen: Ehhmm, did you have a look at the stage profiles?
DSM Sportdirector: Come on, don´t be so small-minded, just be happy, that you don´t have to lead out Fabio!

It's been the plan since January that he's doing Suisse.


No Tour – gets the chance in Switzerland
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But after the spring and the Giro, it is not only as Jakobsen's helper that Tobias Lund Andresen has to perform. He will be the team's only sprinter in the Tour of Switzerland, and there is something to avenge from the 2023 season.

(Then there was a bit about still awaiting his first win as a WT rider, but that bit's kinda outdated by now...
 
It's been the plan since January that he's doing Suisse.




(Then there was a bit about still awaiting his first win as a WT rider, but that bit's kinda outdated by now...
I don't know, what I find more comical in this regard!
The fact, that they scheduled a sprinter for a race, where they don' t know the profiles yet (in January) or the fact, that they still stick to the plan, after knowing that there is no real sprint stage in the race.. :rolleyes:
 
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I don't know, what I find more comical in this regard!
The fact, that they scheduled a sprinter for a race, where they don' t know the profiles yet (in January) or the fact, that they still stick to the plan, after knowing that there is no real sprint stage in the race.. :rolleyes:
Where else were they supposed to send him? Of course their newly-unearthed supersprinter Liepins was going to get the nod for Dauphiné...
 
Update #20: Quasi-defeat for Kazistuta but it's still a win

With only a few one day races and the very beginning of the Dauphiné on the menu, this week was never going to scale the same heights as previous updates despite Biniam Girmay and Lenny Martinez best efforts.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank
Team
Points
1​
394​
2​
390​
3​
387​
4​
380​
5​
377​

Kazistuta tops the week behind a sprinter's quartet of Girmay, Van Uden, Capiot and Bennett. DJ Sprtsch swaps out Van Uden for Vanhoucke to secure second place (with an assist from unique pick Hamza Amari). Peixotini grabs the last podium spot with a lot of the same riders (Girmay, Capiot, Vanhoucke, Bennett) and apparently a 36-point effort from Sosa.

Escartin in 4th is the highest placed Lenny Martinez team on the week while Total Package matches their 5th place on the week with a 5th place in the overall (nice bit of symmetry there).

This Week's High Movers

Rank
Team
Up/down
1​
(+7)​
2​
(+6)​
3​
(+6)​
4​
(+5)​
5​
(+5)​

Jumbo Visma Fan tops the movers' list but it's a rather small jump compared to the seismic shifts from last week. The asian boosted by rare picks Vanhoucke and Van Uden and 18-Valve. (pithy) with Lars Vanden Heede (unique zero pointer with 16 points on the week) also lean on Girmay to gain 6 places.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank
Team
Total
1​
229​
2​
200​
3​
180​
4​
138​
5​
133​

DJ Sprtsch (35 points for 2nd this week) and Boris98 (18 points for 9th) enter the top 5 bumping out skidmark and shakes. Shalgo grabs a few more points to reduce the gap on first place.

Top 10 Overall

Rank
Team
Points
1​
10353​
2​
8896​
3​
8861​
4​
8768​
5​
8655​
6​
8581​
7​
8534​
8​
8531​
9​
8524​
10​
8437​

Shalgo keeps stretching the lead although the low scoring week means that EITB only sheds a further 18 points while another former winner in skidmark keeps pace on the podium. DJ Sprtsch sneaks into the top 10 while Jpettersen slide out.

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I don't know, what I find more comical in this regard!
The fact, that they scheduled a sprinter for a race, where they don' t know the profiles yet (in January) or the fact, that they still stick to the plan, after knowing that there is no real sprint stage in the race.. :rolleyes:
To be fair they couldn't have possibly known that there were going to be some mountain stages in the Tour de Suisse.
 
I don't know, what I find more comical in this regard!
The fact, that they scheduled a sprinter for a race, where they don' t know the profiles yet (in January) or the fact, that they still stick to the plan, after knowing that there is no real sprint stage in the race.. :rolleyes:

Too much of a hazzle changing the plans.
They might have figured Dauphiné was too short a recovery period after the Giro, and then they'd have to shuffle at least one other person around. Nobody could have predicted he would end up being the rider with most wins on the team.
 
My three most expensive picks:
DEMARE Arnaud: 743 -> 79 / 10,63%
MAS NICOLAU Enric: 736 -> 287 / 38,99%
ASGREEN Kasper: 565 -> 77 / 13,63%
Total: 2044 -> 443 / 21,67%

Among the worst there is.

Crazy though how DJ Sprtsch has the following Top-3 and is still 10th overall :eek:
GEOGHEGAN HART Tao: 696 -> 122 / 17,53%
UIJTDEBROEKS Cian: 574 -> 166 / 28,92%
EWAN Caleb: 542 -> 98 / 18,08%
Total: 1812 -> 386 / 21,30%

Only Total Package has a Top-3 that's already 'in the green':
AYUSO PESQUERA Juan: 1023 -> 1109 / 108,41%
MILAN Jonathan: 530 -> 865 / 163,21%
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio: 496 -> 396 / 79,84%
Total: 2049 -> 2370 / 115,67%