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The Amazing Race to Most Top10 Without a Win - 2017 Edition

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bob.a.feet said:
Brullnux said:
RedheadDane said:
Yes. Froome will - in all likelihood - be out Sunday.
What's Contador on now? Has he passed the 25 mark yet?
22, will almost definitely be on 23 by Sunday. Maybe 24 if he pulls the cat out of the bag on Saturday.
Then he's going to the Vuelta, what's the record?
We've only been doing this for a couple of years so I'm not sure of the record. We can use Rui Costa's mark of 26 from last year as a benchmark though.
 
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SafeBet said:
I think Kelderman had 26 in 2014 as well. I had estimated somebody going over 30 a couple of years before we started this game but I can't remember who.

Benoot currently has 52 top10 without a win since turning pro in 2015.
I count 35 for Rojas in 2010 on CQ ranking. I think he was the archetype for this sort of competition.
 
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out since last update
Chris Froome
Nicolas Marini

current standings

24 - A. Contador
20 - I. Izagirre
16 - D. Caruso, C. Vermeltfoort, T. Benoot
14 - J Stuyven, B. Van Lerberghe
13 - N. Haas, E. Buchmann, A. Jensen, S. Kruijswijk
12 - B. Bookwalter, R. Jans, K. Sbaragli, R. Hardy, M. Trentin, B. Planckaert
11 - C. Laporte
10 - A. Giacoppo, R. Carapaz, T. Van der Sande, R. Torres, R. Selig, N. Bonifazio, D. Mucelli, B. Swift, M. Soler, M. Vantomme, D. Touze, R. Kreder
9 - A. Kirsch, A. Blythe, R. Stacchiotti, R. Barbier, R. Ferrari, A. Vendrame, J.J. Lobato, M. Woods, P. Ligthart, R. Korosec, L.L. Sánchez, L. Meintjes, F. Senechal
8 - S. Gerrans, X. Meurisse, G. Visconti, N. Earle, M. Belletti, E. Theuns, D. Strakhov, J.McCarthy, R. Minali, E. Prades, P. Bevin, A. Vasylyuk, F. Gavazzi, H. Hofstetter, N. van der Lijke, R. Vilela, A. Pasqualon, F. Großschartner, M. Benfatto, T. Geoghegan Hart, R. Hucker, D. Formolo, A. Looij, L. Kämna
 
Some great candidates in there. Benoot and Van Lerberghe without a pro win, Caruso without an individual victory since 2013.

Kinda surprising to see Contador and Izagirre (both 5 wins in 2016) that high,but actually it's not easy to see them disappear from this list now considering Ions injury and Contadors lack of possibilities the rest of the season. If he rides La Vuelta he's gonna increase his lead for sure.

A guy like Bookwalter might be off the list in a weeks time, but I can see Haas make a leap before the season ends.
 
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Tonton said:
Benoot won't be denied :cool: .

I can see Benoot "the eternal second", a beloved underdog, his wistful and sometimes pained smile familiar to cycling fans everywhere, turning up to the Tour of Flanders some years in the future. Over 200 podium places in his career, including of all four Grand Tours and all seven Monuments. He got to the start line, as usual thinking "maybe today". He took his retirement lap of honour by drifting off the front as soon as the flag dropped. Although it was dangerous for the peloton to let such a famous and storied rider go (remember the time Chris Froome was starting to fade in his bid for a tenth Tour so Sir Nicolas Portal ordered Benoot to wait for him, despite Benoot having a 10 minute lead with only 150m of Mont Ventoux to go?), they knew he was the wrong side of 35 and besides, it was Benoot, he'll never win! Little did they know they wouldn't see him again all day. As he crossed the finishing line in Duinkerken (the Greater Netherlands having invaded in 2025), he got off his bike, raised it aloft, and savoured the moment and soaked in the cheers from the adoring fans, many of whom weren't even alive when he was picking up his first top 10s. He decided, like Cincinnatus returning to his farm, that the first half of his life's work was complete, so he announced to the expectant media that he was retiring immediately. That evening as he opened his emails to reply to the offer to become an economics professor at UGent, he realised he had just one last engagement with the world of cycling: to join the cyclingnews forum and write "Benoot OUT!" in The Amazing Race to Most Top10 Without a Win - 2030 Edition.
 
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TMP402 said:
Tonton said:
Benoot won't be denied :cool: .

I can see Benoot "the eternal second", a beloved underdog, his wistful and sometimes pained smile familiar to cycling fans everywhere, turning up to the Tour of Flanders some years in the future. Over 200 podium places in his career, including of all four Grand Tours and all seven Monuments. He got to the start line, as usual thinking "maybe today". He took his retirement lap of honour by drifting off the front as soon as the flag dropped. Although it was dangerous for the peloton to let such a famous and storied rider go (remember the time Chris Froome was starting to fade in his bid for a tenth Tour so Sir Nicolas Portal ordered Benoot to wait for him, despite Benoot having a 10 minute lead with only 150m of Mont Ventoux to go?), they knew he was the wrong side of 35 and besides, it was Benoot, he'll never win! Little did they know they wouldn't see him again all day. As he crossed the finishing line in Duinkerken (the Greater Netherlands having invaded in 2025), he got off his bike, raised it aloft, and savoured the moment and soaked in the cheers from the adoring fans, many of whom weren't even alive when he was picking up his first top 10s. He decided, like Cincinnatus returning to his farm, that the first half of his life's work was complete, so he announced to the expectant media that he was retiring immediately. That evening as he opened his emails to reply to the offer to become an economics professor at UGent, he realised he had just one last engagement with the world of cycling: to join the cyclingnews forum and write "Benoot OUT!" in The Amazing Race to Most Top10 Without a Win - 2030 Edition.

I can't anymore
 
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TMP402 said:
I can see Benoot "the eternal second", a beloved underdog, his wistful and sometimes pained smile familiar to cycling fans everywhere, turning up to the Tour of Flanders some years in the future. Over 200 podium places in his career, including of all four Grand Tours and all seven Monuments. He got to the start line, as usual thinking "maybe today". He took his retirement lap of honour by drifting off the front as soon as the flag dropped. Although it was dangerous for the peloton to let such a famous and storied rider go (remember the time Chris Froome was starting to fade in his bid for a tenth Tour so Sir Nicolas Portal ordered Benoot to wait for him, despite Benoot having a 10 minute lead with only 150m of Mont Ventoux to go?), they knew he was the wrong side of 35 and besides, it was Benoot, he'll never win! Little did they know they wouldn't see him again all day. As he crossed the finishing line in Duinkerken (the Greater Netherlands having invaded in 2025), he got off his bike, raised it aloft, and savoured the moment and soaked in the cheers from the adoring fans, many of whom weren't even alive when he was picking up his first top 10s. He decided, like Cincinnatus returning to his farm, that the first half of his life's work was complete, so he announced to the expectant media that he was retiring immediately. That evening as he opened his emails to reply to the offer to become an economics professor at UGent, he realised he had just one last engagement with the world of cycling: to join the cyclingnews forum and write "Benoot OUT!" in The Amazing Race to Most Top10 Without a Win - 2030 Edition.
Amazing :)