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The Great Grand-Tour-Game 2011

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For those who won´t forget to send picks... ;)

... a little reminder:

All important infos are still on Page 1 in Post # 1 & 3, updated just now for the Vuelta (like WC-Teams, Stats and Standings)
 
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One week to go.
8 brave men fight for the 50-USD-Grand Prix.

One request for the future winner: You should put a foto of yourself with the received 50-$-Bill in the avatar, and use a permanent link like "Winner of the Great Grand Tour Game 2011" in your posts. I hope that will make good advertising for next year, because i plan 64 players in 2012. With two leagues of each 32 entrees ("Europe" vs. "World").

Thanks alot in advance. :)
 
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FoxxyBrown1111 said:
One week to go.
8 brave men fight for the 50-USD-Grand Prix.

One request for the future winner: You should put a foto of yourself with the received 50-$-Bill in the avatar, and use a permanent link like "Winner of the Great Grand Tour Game 2011" in your posts. I hope that will make good advertising for next year, because i plan 64 players in 2012. With two leagues of each 32 entrees ("Europe" vs. "World").

Thanks alot in advance. :)

Europe vs. World. It's absolute genius!!!
I promise to return to defend my honor and dignity!!!! I just may not pick Menchov in the Giro ever again!!! :p
 
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FoxxyBrown1111 said:
One week to go.
8 brave men fight for the 50-USD-Grand Prix.

One request for the future winner: You should put a foto of yourself with the received 50-$-Bill in the avatar, and use a permanent link like "Winner of the Great Grand Tour Game 2011" in your posts. I hope that will make good advertising for next year, because i plan 64 players in 2012. With two leagues of each 32 entrees ("Europe" vs. "World").

Thanks alot in advance. :)

Good idea.
You think we can trust in those other Europeans ?
I don't really know. :D

Anyway, good luck to this years competitors and good luck at la Vuelta !
 
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This time my list had 50+ riders :eek: for the Top-20, so i used my old "successful tactic" to go by WC-Status and weight to trim the list to 20 riders. Hope that will be enough to finish 1st.

I was surprised that Kittel wasn´t picked more. I personally think he´s on the same level as Cav, since he "destroyed" the world sprinting elite at Poland. Now he "only" has to come trou for me scoring double points. ;)

lancaster said:
i think the signature and avatar is a great idea.

i just hope i get the opportunity!

You could also use a link if you finish 2nd. ;)

Cobblestoned said:
Good idea.
You think we can trust in those other Europeans ?
I don't really know. :D

Anyway, good luck to this years competitors and good luck at la Vuelta !

Sure... and thanks.
 
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Yo Foxxy, guess who's back from holiday.
Made a few tables.

Stages overview. Yellow boxes mean 2 or less picks for a stage, red boxes mean 3 or more. White boxes of course signify no picks.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Au5sEKCajcWMdGVNQVVTeWFaMWNaa0NOWnRxdW5rOGc&hl=en_US

User-Rider GC crosstab. Easy to see if user X has selected rider X for his GC top 20. Also shows how many times each rider has been picked for the GC.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Au5sEKCajcWMdFBIWlRkN3pfOW5ISExNN3ZMOUxjSWc&hl=en_US

Enjoy guys.
 
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boomcie said:
Yo Foxxy, guess who's back from holiday.
Made a few tables.

Stages overview. Yellow boxes mean 2 or less picks for a stage, red boxes mean 3 or more. White boxes of course signify no picks.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Au5sEKCajcWMdGVNQVVTeWFaMWNaa0NOWnRxdW5rOGc&hl=en_US

User-Rider GC crosstab. Easy to see if user X has selected rider X for his GC top 20. Also shows how many times each rider has been picked for the GC.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Au5sEKCajcWMdFBIWlRkN3pfOW5ISExNN3ZMOUxjSWc&hl=en_US

Enjoy guys.

Cool, i´ll put them on page one tomorrow, when i have time.

Sylvester said:
Great pick indeed! I win the stage in another cycling game (with 500 entrants) by picking him, so I don't complain at all :D

You´d better picked him here for the money. :D

mortand said:
Woohoo!

I demand a bonus point for that one! Or at least I'm giving myself a bonus point and an approving pat on the back :cool:

Great pick vs. all of us picking sprinters. Really well done. Congrats. :)

P.S.: Tomorrow we´ll also have a first picture of who´s going to be favourite to win this game.... I´ll make the first provisionals tomorrow too.
 
mortand said:
Everyone's a winner! Well, at least Lastras and the two of us.

Can't really be too happy seeing all my GC hopefuls in another game was in the 3.06 group today, but who cares - it's Lastras' day!

Is this the first correct breakaway prediction of the game? Can't remember if someone got one right in the Giro or Tour.
 
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Ferminal said:
Is this the first correct breakaway prediction of the game? Can't remember if someone got one right in the Giro or Tour.

That was a good Q, so i just looked at the Stats.

Mortand also had the only other official breakaway winner (Vicioso in Stage 3 of the Giro). The rest of us should just give up on picking breakaways (of which i actually did for this Vuelta firstly :)).

Cobble had picked SSanchez at the Tour, but was out of competition thanks to his banning, thus too late sending. :D BTW, he also holds the record for stage wins in a GT (Seven).

I found some time already, so i´ll edit Boomcies overviews on the first page now.

Sasquatch
may have done the greatest Top-20-Tipp ever. AGeniez that is, who holds laterne rouge after stage 3. ;)
 
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I have my stupid pick either. Having Menchov at 1st is already a big bust, loosing 1.23 yesterday and i guess even more today. I have said good-bye to this tipp already.:eek:
 
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FoxxyBrown1111 said:
I have my stupid pick either. Having Menchov at 1st is already a big bust, loosing 1.23 yesterday and i guess even more today. I have said good-bye to this tipp already.:eek:

Hey, join the club! :p
At least you waited until the end to pick Menchov. I picked him in the Giro.
 
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Provisionals after Stage 4:

1. Sylvester (11)
2. Mortand (10)
3. Hartog (9)
4. Lancaster (8)*
5. Foxxy (8)
6. Boomcie (7)
7. Sasquatch (6)*
8. Amateur (6)

* winning tiebreakers on total points

So my early favourits are Sylvester and Mortand ...
 
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Provisionals after Stage 4:

1. Sylvester (11)
2. Mortand (10)
3. Hartog (9)
4. Lancaster (8)*
5. Foxxy (8)
6. Boomcie (7)
7. Sasquatch (6)*
8. Amateur (6)

* winning tiebreakers on total points

So my early favourits are Sylvester and Mortand ...

Hartog as well. Most def.