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Title: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on December 17, 2014, 00:10
The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread!

Hi all, and welcome to the 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Game! This is the fifth edition of the game. Please see below for some history, basics, and more specific rules related to dates, dopers, etc.

History

The game was launched on December 8th 2010 by cyclingnews forum poster Hugo Koblet. His idea was to have a game where you build a cycling team from the website cqranking.com and its comprehensive numerical rankings of riders. What was originally meant to be a 25-team max competition that Hugo reserved the right to cancel if there was lack of interest became the most successful game in cyclingnews forum history, and has expanded to velorooms forums as well.

Hugo successfully ran the game for 3 years, and it bred various offshoots, such as a youth game, seasonal games (classics and GTs), emerging riders and riders in decline games. I took over organizing the main game last year when Hugo got too busy, and am evidently doing so again this year.

Some statistics:

2011 – 87 participants
1. ingsve – 13897 points
2. Waterloo Sunrise – 13450
3. mc_mountain – 12670

2012 – 129 participants
1. skidmark – 19345 points
2. Kvinto – 18087
3. Nyssinator – 17761

2013 – 132 participants
1. SteelyDan – 13094 points
2. Geraint Too Fast – 13074
3. will10 – 12986

2014 – 150 participants
1. Pentacycle – 14367 points
2. Cykeltyven – 13693
3. Ruudz0r - 13609

All-time cumulative score leaders (thanks to EvansIsTheBest): http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showpost.php?p=1605120&postcount=1438

That is it for preamble. Let’s go through the more comprehensive set of rules:

Basics

The game is based on the point system developed by the website http://cqranking.com. Based on this system you will have to select a team of between 25 and 33 riders whose combined value doesn’t exceed 7500 points. 7500 points is a little bit under the average for the ProTour teams whose average for 2014 is 8396. 7500 is closest to the amount of points Belkin made this season, the 13th ranked of the 18 WT teams.

Your aim then is to select a team of riders who will increase their 2014 score the most during the 2015 season. The winner of the game is the one who has selected the team with the highest combined value when the game ends.


1. How the game works

1.1. Start & Finish

The season starts when the first race giving CQ points is held (which is the Aussie National TT Championships on January 8th) and ends when the last major race (.1 or higher) is held. The winner will be crowned when the next update after the last major race is out.*

*An extension will be granted to the end of season if it is very close at the top. If any teams are within 100 points of the leader after the last major race, the season will be automatically extended until the final race of the year unless all teams within 100 points explicitly concede. As well, anyone in the top 10 can extend the season by PMing me a request to do so before the last major race starts.

(The reason for this rule is that although minor races go through December, it is rare to have a rider in the game participate in these races, so it is sensible to end the season when people are still generally watching cycling. But if it's a very close race, it's important to crown the person who picked the best team for the year.)

1.2 Updates
Each week we will publish an update with a top 10 and a list of the high scorers and high jumpers. This will sometimes be by me, and sometimes by others – I will be setting a tentative schedule based on volunteers.

2. On doping

2.1. On ex-dopers
All riders are available to choose, except for riders who are provisionally suspended by the UCI (as of their latest update, available here: http://www.uci.ch/mm/Document/News/CleanSport/16/72/78/20141205ProvisionalSuspensionEN2.0_English.pdf).

Riders who have been suspended for doping and had that affect their 2014 score will not be available simply for their 2014 score. Instead, a rider’s value will be equivalent to that of his last full season; or, if he has more recently had a (not full, due to suspension) season in which he has earned more points, that season represents his value. Riders who have been suspended by the UCI are on this list: http://www.uci.ch/mm/Document/News/CleanSport/16/67/91/20141205SanctionsADRVEN2.0_English.pdf.

Therefore, you can pick any rider you like, but if you want to take Mauro Santambrogio, for example, he won't cost the 0 points he earned in 2014 (his suspension ended on November 2nd). His suspension began in 2013 so his last 'full' season was 2012, in which he scored 344 points. However, since he scored more in his 'partial' 2013 season, his cost is instead the 822 points he scored in that season.

Hopefully the lists I've provided and the rules are clear enough, but if you make an error I will try to let you know if any of your submissions fall into this category.

2.2. Riders getting caught during the season
If you include a rider in your team who gets caught with his hands in the cookie jar, nothing happens right away. Your rider keeps his points unless the cqranking.com deletes his results before the end of the game.

Basically, the value of a rider on cqranking.com always stands.

3. Submitting your team

3.1. How do I?
You pick between 25 and 33 riders whose combined value doesn’t exceed 7500 points and send the list to me by PM.

As I will manually have to include the teams into the Microsoft Excel file which keeps track of the scores, please be careful that you send your team to me based on the correct formula. I don’t take any responsibility for any error you might make. If I spot an error I will do my best to contact you but I can’t guarantee anything. Of course, if you have any questions feel free to ask either here in this thread or by sending a personal message.

The layout you need to use is this:

VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto
Etc.

Nothing else. No points after the name. Also, be careful that there is no “space” after the name, because I will have to delete it manually.

To make things easier for both you and me I will link to a file for you to download in which you can type in your team and it will automatically show you the value of each rider as well as the aggregated value of your team. Then you will just have to copy your team (names only) directly from this file and send it to me.

Hopefully this clears any misunderstandings of a rider’s value as well as reduces the number of errors made in a team sent to me.

3.2. When do I?
The first race of the season will start January 8, so I want to have your team in hand on January 6 at the latest. The deadline is 23:59 (CET) January 5th, so early January 6th for Aussies and sometime on January 5th for North Americans.

Please note that even though it feels as though the season is over, it’s actually not. There are still racing to be done and CQ points to be handed out that could affect the value of a rider you have picked. It is always possible that an obscure rider may score points in a small race at the end of season, or that CQ will adjust points for an earlier season race for whatever reason (eg. readjusting points for suspended dopers) Be mindful of these changes.

cqranking.com usually uploads the final update of the season on December 31, and the values in this update are the ones we’re using. However, the changes are usually very small so there’s no reason why you can’t start selecting your team already today!

**Disclaimer: ensuring your team is full of eligible riders and is on budget is your responsibility. If I notice you are over budget or have an ineligible rider I will send you a message, but if you don't get back to me in time, or I don't notice before the deadline, I will simply remove one rider to make your budget work. Obviously it is to your advantage to be able to choose all your riders, so please be diligent.**

Create Your Team

Hugo created a very helpful file in 2012, referred to above, that helps avoid any errors in calculation and helps ensure you are formatting your rider names correctly. I would encourage everyone to use this option, especially if you are not confident in your spreadsheet creating skills. Use the link below to create your team, then copy and paste the rider names to send to me by PM once you have it correct. Thank you. https://www.dropbox.com/s/v89ptm3do2l09cm/Create%20Your%20Team%202015.xls?dl=0

**note: the 'create your team' file has not yet been manually updated to include different scores for dopers as per rule 2.1, so it is currently wholly your responsibility to account for this.**

I think that about covers everything. If you have any questions or if I forgot to add or explain anything, please let me know.

Have fun and remember to visit cqranking.com! Without their great work it wouldn’t be possible to have this game.

This game is also being run through cyclingnews.com forums, and you can submit a team to me through either here or there. Updates will also be posted to both places.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: skidmark on December 17, 2014, 00:11
This post is reserved to list submitted teams as they come in, as well as to list links to updates in the main thread as they are posted so that one does not have to hunt through umpteen pages to find them.

If you have submitted a team recently and don't see it appear within 24 hours, please message me to see what is up. Teams submitted in the first 48 hours after this thread go up might not be processed until the end of that period of time, but after that I will endeavour to check every day.

This is the final (unofficial) list of 152 participating teams, as of deadline time:

*Falze*
18-Valve
Açordas_Team
adamski101
afpm90
Akuryo
al_pacino
AlyKaptan
ansimi
archieboy
arekw77
Armchair Cyclist
Arnout
asdfgh101
Bicycle Boy
BigMac
blues in the bottle
browntown86
Ceramiche Cauz
cineteq
cj2002
comodoro
Cqmanager
CraZyCaLL
Crevaison
cyclingmad1
Cykeltyven
CzechBike
del1962
derrudi
diggercuz
DJ_Sprtsch
Eric10
EvansIsTheBest
Eyeballs Out
fauniera
Ferminal
freshman
froome19
Geraint Too Fast
Giallo
GP Blanco
greenedge
gustienordic
Handbrake
HelgeBlendet
hilltopfinisher
Hugo Koblet
Hugo87
IlPirata92
ingsve
ironted
ItalianGigolo
Jakob747
Jancouver
jeroenk
Joelsim
Josedin
Jpettersen
Jspear
Just some guy
kabete
karaev
Kazistuta
kiilike
Kjellus
knallertjeblaf
LaFlorecita
Lancasterke
LaVelocipede
Leadbelly
LightBing
Londonpat
Lortnoc
LosBrolin
ludwig
Maaaaaaaarten
MADRAZO
manafana
markene2
Martin
martinaagaard
martybart
mc_mountain
McardinalR
Mellow Velo
merengues
minessa
Multispeed
mutschi
NairoQ
Name
nepetalactone
Netserk
Nicosix
nuvolablu
Nyssinator
Object
Oliveira
Pentacycle
PeterB
Popchu
postmanhat
PunchingRouleur
ray200
Roar Like A Mouse
Roderick
rote_laterne
Roubaix
Roude Leiw
Ruudz0r
Ruvu75
SamJourno
Sasquatch
Schleckamagurky
search
Shalgo
simple
Skibby the bush kangaroo
skidmark
slosada
snccdcno
Sneekes
sublimit
tanja
The Amateur
the asian
The Hitch
the sceptic
the_fool_on_the_hill
theyoungest
Tigerion
Tom-jelte
tomazo
topprak
Total Package
trackstand
trotters aotearoa
Trudgin
Tuart
uspostal
VeloHuman
VeloRooms
vernakular
Vesica
Vladimir
waleweter
Wallenquist
WheelsuckersPL
will10
Yellow Knight
Zam
zlev11
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: skidmark on December 17, 2014, 00:11
This post is reserved to create a schedule for updates. I will not always be free to do weekly updates, and this year we had some success spreading the responsibilities around. I thought that, rather than Pming people to remind them when they have to do updates, I would put a schedule out here in the thread so people could easily check when they think they are coming up. When I have more time in a few days, I will post a calendar of all the Mondays of the year and start to ask for volunteers to help. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on December 17, 2014, 10:52
Does anyone know how to send an excel sheet by PM please?
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: LukasCPH on December 17, 2014, 11:37
Does anyone know how to send an excel sheet by PM please?
You don't. ;)
You copy the names (only the names, see above) from the excel sheet into the PM, and send that off.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on December 17, 2014, 16:37
Arrrgghhhh. Put my team into the handy excel file and somebody has gained a point ..... putting me at 7501.    :Poo:
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: search on December 17, 2014, 16:44
someone else on my file has lost 445 points due to Skidmark's recent clarification of the rules though, which is something I really have to think about over the coming days...
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on December 17, 2014, 17:00
someone else on my file has lost 445 points due to Skidmark's recent clarification of the rules though, which is something I really have to think about over the coming days...

how does a rider lose points because of the rules?? (unless you misunderstood them in the first place, of course)
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: search on December 17, 2014, 17:07
no, it's because the rules changed. Last year they said "All riders are available to choose; however, riders who have been suspended for doping and had that affect their 2013 score will not be available simply for their 2013 score." So it just said "suspended", not whether by UCI, Wada, Nada or whoever

...while it's based on the list of the UCI this year.

skidmark has also clarified that on cn:

"this means that riders that have been sanctioned by their national ADAs but for some reason not by UCI are available for their 2014 price. And yes, this means that two prominent, high-scoring 'ambiguous case' riders are available at their 2014 price."
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on December 17, 2014, 17:14
Ah okay got it :P
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on December 17, 2014, 17:18
Oh them. Don't want them anyway
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: just some guy on December 17, 2014, 20:34
Team in

33 at 7497

the one guy I was thinking of adding scored points out of the blue this week and now too expensive  :lol
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on December 17, 2014, 20:49
33 at 7,469 for me. Barring suspension or injury I won't be changing it.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: skidmark on December 19, 2014, 22:04
no, it's because the rules changed. Last year they said "All riders are available to choose; however, riders who have been suspended for doping and had that affect their 2013 score will not be available simply for their 2013 score." So it just said "suspended", not whether by UCI, Wada, Nada or whoever

...while it's based on the list of the UCI this year.

skidmark has also clarified that on cn:

"this means that riders that have been sanctioned by their national ADAs but for some reason not by UCI are available for their 2014 price. And yes, this means that two prominent, high-scoring 'ambiguous case' riders are available at their 2014 price."

Yeah, apologies if this affects plans that have been made already. I had to choose a clear way forward and there are going to be a few bumps for people regardless of what I chose to do. My hope is that it's just clearer criteria for everyone.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Ranking Manager
Post by: Leadbelly on December 21, 2014, 14:51
Solved my 1 point problem with some shuffling and Team Leadbelly duly entered.  :cool

Oldest rider: 31 (three of them)
Nation with most representatives: Belgium and Colombia (four each)
# of WT riders: 9
# of Jamis riders: 0  :(
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Ranking Manager
Post by: just some guy on December 21, 2014, 15:42
Skids did you get my team

I sent it in a couple of days ago
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Ranking Manager
Post by: Joelsim on December 21, 2014, 15:45
1 rider of 30, everyone else in 20s.

Av age 23.96

Nationalities - Belgium 8

# WT riders 26

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Ranking Manager
Post by: Trudgin on December 22, 2014, 00:51
Ok, my team is in... 2014 team took months of serious study and almost losing my job... And was average.

This team... 3 hrs and done!!
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Ranking Manager
Post by: mc_mountain on December 28, 2014, 17:08
Youth CQ game thread will go up on 31st Dec or 1st January, sorry for the delay.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Ranking Manager
Post by: Joelsim on December 28, 2014, 19:44
Youth CQ game thread will go up on 31st Dec or 1st January, sorry for the delay.

That only gives us 19 days to mess around in the dark
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Ranking Manager
Post by: Leadbelly on December 28, 2014, 20:26
That's good news mc.

Got my team ready and waiting (barring any rule changes  :P).
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Ranking Manager
Post by: Flo on December 28, 2014, 20:49
Youth CQ game thread will go up on 31st Dec or 1st January, sorry for the delay.

still have not started looking at riders

oh dear
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Ranking Manager
Post by: Joelsim on December 28, 2014, 21:33
My team is ready and I'm not going to make any changes barring injury or suspensions
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Ranking Manager
Post by: Joelsim on December 28, 2014, 21:33
still have not started looking at riders

oh dear
Are you sure Flo?

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Ranking Manager
Post by: skidmark on December 29, 2014, 17:57
Skids did you get my team

I sent it in a couple of days ago

Sorry jsg, I just overlooked this post, and I guess I didn't PM you back, which I have tried to do with everyone. I guess I'm just a little rusty at this early stage; I've got my game face on now though and am ready to go! Send me your teams, all!
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on December 29, 2014, 19:20
Youth CQ game thread will go up on 31st Dec or 1st January, sorry for the delay.

While the Emerging Riders game will probably be on line on 3rd Jan, closing date end of January.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on December 29, 2014, 19:31
Collective team sent


and threw together a personal team, 80% fangirl 15% must pick 5% random low points guys

Now Youth, emerging rider and decline
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: skidmark on December 31, 2014, 22:00
Hey, so I've gotten the final, official update from CQ that came out today. There were changes made, and also small races that happened between the last update in November and now. Here is the updated 'create your team' spreadsheet with the official numbers that will be used for the game. https://www.dropbox.com/s/v89ptm3do2l09cm/Create%20Your%20Team%202015.xls?dl=0


Be sure to use it to check; I have also updated the link in post #1 of this thread to reflect these changes. Currently 4 of the 19 teams submitted before today have been put over 7500 points by these changes - all of these people will receive PMs today.

On a related note, if your team is over the 7500 limit (because of changes in CQ points if it was submitted before the final update, or because of miscalculation on your part) I will send you a PM and you will have the chance to change your team up to the deadline - since many teams are submitted in the final day I may not notice this until after the deadline if there's a backlog to process. So if you're handing in last minute, it's especially imperative that you be careful that you're using the right numbers. If your team is over and I haven't heard your changes by deadline time, I will simply remove one rider that brings you below 7500 while keeping you closest to it.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Jancouver on December 31, 2014, 23:08
Hey, so I've gotten the final, official update from CQ that came out today. There were changes made, and also small races that happened between the last update in November and now. Here is the updated 'create your team' spreadsheet with the official numbers that will be used for the game. https://www.dropbox.com/s/v89ptm3do2l09cm/Create%20Your%20Team%202015.xls?dl=0


Be sure to use it to check; I have also updated the link in post #1 of this thread to reflect these changes. Currently 4 of the 19 teams submitted before today have been put over 7500 points by these changes - all of these people will receive PMs today.

On a related note, if your team is over the 7500 limit (because of changes in CQ points if it was submitted before the final update, or because of miscalculation on your part) I will send you a PM and you will have the chance to change your team up to the deadline - since many teams are submitted in the final day I may not notice this until after the deadline if there's a backlog to process. So if you're handing in last minute, it's especially imperative that you be careful that you're using the right numbers. If your team is over and I haven't heard your changes by deadline time, I will simply remove one rider that brings you below 7500 while keeping you closest to it.

Thanks!
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 02, 2015, 02:48
Alright! Things are picking up, I expect the next few days to be not much other than entering teams etc. So far I've got 27 entries, 10 from VR and 17 from CN; gotta say, I really love the enthusiasm for the game at this site, that's a pretty good showing so far. Anyway, just had a moment of calm in between all the spreadsheet stuff I'm trying to do (plus picking my teams for the youth game and other CQ games coming up) and wanted to express my appreciation for you guys playing again this year. Let's try to spread the word in the last few days so we can maybe get some new players!
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: search on January 03, 2015, 00:12
I submitted my team today...some useless stats:

average age: 27,4

...by points

<50:    3
50-99:    7
100-199: 8
200-299: 9
300-399: 0
400-499: 1
500-599: 1
600-699: 4
700+ 0

by nation:

8: *it
4: *co
3: *au *be
2: *fr *gb *de *nl
1: *hr *cz *es *kz *lu *si *usa

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Arb on January 03, 2015, 05:01
It's a first but I'm light on Italians. Coupe de France is the future.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Arb on January 03, 2015, 05:31
<50: 11
50-99: 7
100-199: 4
200-299: 4
300-399: 0
400-499: 3
500-599: 0
600-699: 2
1k+: 2


6: *au
5: *fr
4: *co *it *es
2: *uk
1: *lu *no *nl *ar *de *si *ve *ru

.ru probably the only chance at a unique.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 03, 2015, 11:34
0: 2
1-49: 3
50-99: 10
100-199: 9
200-299: 3
300-399: 1
400-499: 1
500-599: 1
600-699: 1
1000+: 1

7 *it
5 *fr
2 *au *si *usa *dk *co *uk
1 *es *cz *za *no *pl *be *ch *nl *ca

strangely though no Italians with a real chance of scoring points in the hilly Italian races

4 #tinkoff
3 #cofidis #sky
2 #androni #bmc #greenedge #cannondale
1 #opqs #belkin #ag2r #fdj #katusha #giant #cajarural #bretagne #iam #bardiani #mtn #uhc #adria #etixx

unique picks? Maybe the Caja Rural guy, UHC, MTN and all 4 Tinkoff, but I doubt any of them is unique. UHC probably best bet
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: al_pacino on January 03, 2015, 12:34
Average age a far too young 24.

700 + :  :D
600 - 699: 2
500 - 599 : 3
400 - 499 : 3
300 - 399 : 2
200 - 299 : 6
100 199 : 4
50 - 100 : 6
1 - 49 :  7

9 *fr 
5 *co
4 *it
3  *uk  *usa  *nl
2 *au
1  *no    *de  *ve   *pt

18 different teams represent(subject to a bit of miscounting) and probably zero uniques.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 03, 2015, 12:44
*pt * pt

my average age is 25.79

oldest 32 32 38
youngest 19 20 20
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 03, 2015, 14:39
average age: 23.96

...by points

<50:    4
50-99:    7
100-199:   5
200-299:   8
300-399:   2
400-499:   5
500-599:   0
600-699:   2
700+        0

by nation:

7: *be
5: *co
3: *fr *gb *au
2: *it *no *ch   
1: *dk *nl *ie *usa *za *ar
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: AlyKaptan on January 03, 2015, 16:53
Just sent my team. I picked mostly cyclists that I like but that are capable of scoring a lot of points too. This my first team so I hope it will be at least decent.

Some stats:

Number of riders per country:

 *co 6
 *it  5
 *fr 4
 *si  *nl *no *gb *au *be 2
 *se *usa *cz *es *ru *ar 1

By points:

600+  ---- 3
500+  ---- 1
400+  ---- 4
300+  ---- 1
200+  ---- 6
100+  ---- 4
50+    ---- 8
0-49   ---- 6
 
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 03, 2015, 22:04
Quote from: Flo

unique picks? Maybe the Caja Rural guy, UHC, MTN and all 4 Tinkoff, but I doubt any of them is unique. UHC probably best bet

Bet your UHC guy is  same as my UHC guy...



Post Merge: January 03, 2015, 23:31
My team broken down

1000+  2
900-999 1
800-899 1
300-399 1
100-199 6
  50-99. 10
   0-49.  9


Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 03, 2015, 23:35
Getting annoyed.... Flags not loading... So

7 - Italy
5 - Columbian
5 - French
2 - Polish
2 - Slovakian
2 - Dutch
1 - Austrian
1 - Belgian
1 - Finnish
1 - German
1 - Irish
1 - Spain
1 - Swiss

Surprising when you see it written down - 1 Spaniard????

Teams

Katusha: 2
OPQS: 2
Tinkoff Saxo: 3
Bardiani: 2
Garmin: 2
AG2R: 2
Giant: 2
Movistar: 1
FDJ: 2
Trek: 1
UHC: 2
BMC: 1
Sky: 1
Lampre: 1
Lotto: 1
Madison: 1
Caja Rural: 1
Verandas Willems:1

Now that I've looked closely, I've a few without teams... So reshuffle coming.

Ps Flo, turns out I've 2 uhc guys
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on January 04, 2015, 01:21
Spent an hour or two trying to build a team around a 1000+ pick, then decided to omit him and could fit in just about everyone I had wanted to.

I suspect I will be very high in the popularity of picks table: what that will correspond to in points remains to be seen.

I have 12 Anglophones, 10 from Benelux, 6 other Western Europeans, 3 South Americans, and 2 Eastern Europeans (I spent most of my life pre 1990)

Age distribution:
20-22: 7
23-24: 11
25-27: 7
28-29: 5
30+: 3

Points:
500-800: 4
300-499: 5
200-299: 5
100-199:10
0-99: 9

5 from each of BMC and Sky, 4 from Orica, 3 from each of the Lottos, 9 other WT teams, 3 ProContis and 1 Continental team.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 04, 2015, 02:01
Off the top of my head I don't think I have any riders from Movistar, Tinkoff, Giant, Lampre, Katusha, IAM or Europcar.

And plenty from Quickstep, BMC, Lottos Jumbo and Soudal, Sky, Orica, FDJ, and the odd one or two here and there from ag2r, bse, tsv, garmin and mtn.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 04, 2015, 08:32
Quote
Now that I've looked closely, I've a few without teams... So reshuffle coming.

Heather! :P
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 04, 2015, 09:58
Bet your UHC guy is  same as my UHC guy...



Post Merge: January 03, 2015, 23:31
My team broken down

1000+  2
900-999 1
800-899 1
300-399 1
100-199 6
  50-99. 10
   0-49.  9

I think so too

& your two 1000+ picks hmmmm.. P&P?? :P
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 04, 2015, 11:06
I think so too

& your two 1000+ picks hmmmm.. P&P?? :P

Nope.... I may surprise you. (But it shouldnt)
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 04, 2015, 11:11
Nope.... I may surprise you. (But it shouldnt)

One is Sagan...
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 04, 2015, 11:14
One is Sagan...

& the other is Purito... hence P&P
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 04, 2015, 11:22
My team breakdown

5 x SKY
4 x OGE
3 x BMC
3 x LTS
3 x MTN
2 x AGR
2 x BSE
2 x TCG
2 x FDJ
1 x EQS
1 x TFR
1 x TLJ
1 x TSV
1 x AST
1 x BAR
1 x COF

That's 25 WT and 8 PCT.

So, no IAM, LAM, MOV, TGA, TSB, KAT...
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 04, 2015, 11:45
& the other is Purito... hence P&P

Nope.. Sad
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 04, 2015, 11:50
Nope.. Sad

hmmmm ;)
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 04, 2015, 12:27
Kwiatek
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 04, 2015, 12:30
Nairito

or Berto
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 04, 2015, 12:44
Kwiatek

Who are you? Where are you lurking.... Looking over my shoulder
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 04, 2015, 12:46
Who are you? Where are you lurking.... Looking over my shoulder

Heather... Nairo would have been a better pick imo .. :P wonder how much better Kwiat can get... won't get worlds points this year
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 04, 2015, 12:48
Who are you? Where are you lurking.... Looking over my shoulder

You have 2 Polish riders...Majka and Kwiatek
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 04, 2015, 12:49
Its all change on my front... Florrie sent me more direct links and boom 8 changes and they all have teams for 2015, and managed a couple of proper heart choices...

I can sense raised eyebrows...

Sorry Skidmark
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 04, 2015, 12:51
Heather 2 Slovaks = Juraj & Peto?

I have 1 Spaniard too but he is more dear to me than all others combined.. and uses up 1/3 of the budget ;)
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 04, 2015, 12:53
You have 2 Polish riders...Majka and Kwiatek

Mwahahaha no... I do not like Rafa Majka, controversial i know, but once i take a dislike i just cant pick. Im a heart over head every time.

Flo i didnt realise Nairo was so cheap.. Hmm another wee re think
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 04, 2015, 12:54
Mwahahaha no... I do not like Rafa Majka, controversial i know, but once i take a dislike i just cant pick. Im a heart over head every time.

Flo i didnt realise Nairo was so cheap.. Hmm another wee re think

Oh dear.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 04, 2015, 12:56
Heather 2 Slovaks = Juraj & Peto?

I have 1 Spaniard too but he is more dear to me than all others combined.. and uses up 1/3 of the budget ;)

Juraj... Hahahaha no

I want your spaniard...  My spaniard is Conti

Post Merge: January 04, 2015, 13:01
Although i think there is a lot more to come from Kwiatowski...

And he spoke to me...

I got the Columbian Death stare from the little pink champion
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 04, 2015, 13:18
Juraj... Hahahaha no


Ok Kolar?

who is your second Pole :P
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 04, 2015, 13:23
Bodnar I'll bet.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 04, 2015, 17:05
Okay Heather look

Alberto @ 2543 yes he won't improve by much

BUT

I checked my teams in previous years, and I noticed that I always have half a dozen guys between 250 and 500 roughly

And most of them have a fail year.. like last year for me:

Styby 645 -> 646
Darwin Atapuma 362 -> 102
Moser 353 -->87
Reinardt 302-> 200
amador 274 --> 260
and also Uran Uran with a very small improvement : 742 --> 938

none of that was what I was hoping for. meanwhile, riders a little cheaper did pretty well: Wellens, Aru, Rabottini, Boonen
Same happened in 2013

So.. I thought to myself, why use those 2500 points for half a dozen 300 points guys again, when I can also use them for someone who I am confident will more or less equal his score next year (my prediction is 2300-3000)

and it will be up to my cheaper guys whom I have selected very carefully to get a profit

But the main thing is:

In 2013, I had Alberto in my team, and Hitch wanted to see my team because he wanted to help me. He wanted me to do well because that would pee off some people
Hitch said, Alberto is not a good pick. (and Hitch was right, in the end)
so I took Alberto out
in 2014 I did pick Alberto
I think you all know Alberto's respective performances in 2013 and 2014
I rest my case

Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 04, 2015, 17:11
OK completely re worked team

ITA: 11   :flustered
FRA: 6  :cool
COL: 4  :angry
POL: 3   :wut
SVK: 2  ;)
NED: 2   :s
BEL: 2   :Rainning:
ESP: 1  :lll
AUT: 1  :wut
JAP: 1 :snooty

WT - 20 TCS MOV FDJ TCG ALM LAM TGA IAM BMC KAT LTS AST
Pro Conti - 13 AND BAR UHC CCC CJR EUC NIP & BSE (for the kit)

Oh prices

1000+ 3
500 - 999  1
300 - 399 1
100 - 200 9
50 - 99 9
0 - 49 10


Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 04, 2015, 17:16
OK completely re worked team

ITA: 11   :flustered
FRA: 6  :cool
COL: 4  :angry
POL: 3   :wut
SVK: 2  ;)
NED: 2   :s
BEL: 2   :Rainning:
ESP: 1  :lll
AUT: 1  :wut
JAP: 1 :snooty

WT - 20 TCS MOV FDJ TCG ALM LAM TGA IAM BMC KAT LTS AST
Pro Conti - 13 AND BAR UHC CCC CJR EUC NIP & BSE (for the kit)

No flags but plenty of Poles.

I didn't realise that there were 11 Italians who hadn't been busted.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 04, 2015, 17:24
Okay Heather look

Alberto @ 2543 yes he won't improve by much

BUT

I checked my teams in previous years, and I noticed that I always have half a dozen guys between 250 and 500 roughly

And most of them have a fail year.. like last year for me:

Styby 645 -> 646
Darwin Atapuma 362 -> 102
Moser 353 -->87
Reinardt 302-> 200
amador 274 --> 260
and also Uran Uran with a very small improvement : 742 --> 938

none of that was what I was hoping for. meanwhile, riders a little cheaper did pretty well: Wellens, Aru, Rabottini, Boonen
Same happened in 2013

So.. I thought to myself, why use those 2500 points for half a dozen 300 points guys again, when I can also use them for someone who I am confident will more or less equal his score next year (my prediction is 2300-3000)

and it will be up to my cheaper guys whom I have selected very carefully to get a profit

But the main thing is:

In 2013, I had Alberto in my team, and Hitch wanted to see my team because he wanted to help me. He wanted me to do well because that would pee off some people
Hitch said, Alberto is not a good pick. (and Hitch was right, in the end)
so I took Alberto out
in 2014 I did pick Alberto
I think you all know Alberto's respective performances in 2013 and 2014
I rest my case

Cheers florrie i understand the concept. But berto was always going to be a good pick last year as he'd had a  :ohno: 2013.

Low scores have a better chance of improving and i have followed that premise more closely this year with 28 under 200  :flustered

And yes 3 1000+ but can improve (why is there never a fingers crossed emoji)
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 04, 2015, 17:29
Yes but this is the thing:

NOT picking Alberto might be a jinx, might not be
Picking Alberto is definitely not a jinx

 ;)
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: LaVelocipede on January 04, 2015, 17:32
 *ie :5  :P
 *it: 5
 *be: 5
 *au: 3
 *nl: 3
 *usa: 2
 *gb: 1 1/2
 *co: 2
*de: 1
 *es: 1
 *dk: 1
 *pl: 1
 *ca: 1
 *si: 1
 *ke: 1/2
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 04, 2015, 17:41
Yes but this is the thing:

NOT picking Alberto might be a jinx, might not be
Picking Alberto is definitely not a jinx

 ;)

OMG you dont want me to sleep till he has won Tirreno Adriatico...  :lol
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 04, 2015, 21:10
0:2
1-49:4
50-99:9
100-199:4
200-299:7
300-399:1
400-499:3
500-599:0
600-699: 2
1000+: 1

5 *au  which is my lowest ever   :o
4 *gb
4 *be
4 *fr
3 *co
2 *de
2 *it
1 *no *nl *lu *si  *usa *nz

might have 2 unique

heheh *it so nowhere
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Wallenquist on January 05, 2015, 10:50
0:           0
1-50:      2
50-99:    6
100-199:12   
200-299: 3 
300-399: 1
400-499: 2 
500-599: 2
600-699: 3   
700+        0


7: *co
5: *be
4: *au
3: *no
2: *uk *usa *nl *fr *it  *si
1: *es *ch

Was hard to drop some of my favorities to pick some obvious riders but there are still seven Colombians so i'm not so sure now if it really worked. No exp picks this year, hard to say how it will work. Anyway, expecting to be in the top of ranking with most popular picks.

No unique picks expected ;)

Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: cj2002 on January 05, 2015, 13:52
Perhaps a rush job, but I spent a long time on my team last year and it was awful. I'm going for Contador-style gut instinct this year, rather than a Froome-inspired marginal gain.

All but 3 of my riders are below 500 points, and only 1 crosses into 4 figures. At the other end of the spectrum, only one is a freebie - I've not shown myself to be any good at judging those in previous seasons so I'm steering clear!

Nationality breakdown: I'm favouring my homeland this year, but I'm hoping that my spread will keep things interesting. And yes, only two Portuguese. I feel like a traitor, but I couldn't afford Rui Costa - and all the others at WT are domestiques.

 *gb   5
 *au *be   4
 *dk *es   3
 *co *it *nl *pt 2
 *by *ch *cz *de *si *usa 1

Most noticeably, I've gone with youth this year. An average age of 25.5, and a median age of 24. Only 5 of my 33 riders are in their 30s, and 18/33 are 25 or younger.

(http://i57.tinypic.com/jijrzo.png)

Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 05, 2015, 14:37
Perhaps a rush job, but I spent a long time on my team last year and it was awful. I'm going for Contador-style gut instinct this year, rather than a Froome-inspired marginal gain.

All but 3 of my riders are below 500 points, and only 1 crosses into 4 figures. At the other end of the spectrum, only one is a freebie - I've not shown myself to be any good at judging those in previous seasons so I'm steering clear!

Nationality breakdown: I'm favouring my homeland this year, but I'm hoping that my spread will keep things interesting. And yes, only two Portuguese. I feel like a traitor, but I couldn't afford Rui Costa - and all the others at WT are domestiques.

 *gb   5
 *au *be   4
 *dk *es   3
 *co *it *nl *pt 2
 *by *ch *cz *de *si *usa 1

Most noticeably, I've gone with youth this year. An average age of 25.5, and a median age of 24. Only 5 of my 33 riders are in their 30s, and 18/33 are 25 or younger.

(http://i57.tinypic.com/jijrzo.png)

I'm expecting Oliveira to be given a bit of slack this year.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: cj2002 on January 05, 2015, 14:41
I'm expecting Oliveira to be given a bit of slack this year.

I hope so... and I can see it happening as Mario Costa might well fill Nelson's supporting role for Rui.

But I'm not sure he would be given 500-600 points worth of slack. And given that he will need to defend both NCs this year to avoid losing ground, I thought there were other Portuguese who might be better value for me. One in particular I'm very excited by.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 05, 2015, 14:46
He is a great TTer and winning the RR too shows he has some talent, and he is only young. I bought him in my draft game for bottom dollar thinking he could do well, perhaps not 500-600 but maybe 400 ish.

Ooh, I'm interested in your excitement, PM me please (and I promise I won't pick him if he is not already in my team)



Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 05, 2015, 18:28
5 hours to go, folks! We're guaranteed to be at least the 2nd biggest edition of this game yet (133 teams has been reached), but time will tell if we're over 150, the high set last year... we're still missing some game luminaries, notably Hitch and first-year champ ingsve, but I haven't received teams from guys who've played every year, like Tuarts or bicing and some others, or folks who were prominent on the thread at CN last year like netserk... so if you know any of those folks, give 'em a nudge, deadline is coming up!
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 05, 2015, 21:49
Here is my team ...Hope it is ok

Cyclingmad you need to send it to skidmark (see post above yours) in a personal/private message
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 05, 2015, 21:50
Here is my team ...Hope it is ok

Send as a pm to skidmark just the names
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: froome19 on January 05, 2015, 21:53
Here is my team ...Hope it is ok
Hi,

Welcome to Velorooms :wave

I have removed your attachment because teams can not be posted before the deadline (as otherwise people will see the teams and use your riders).

Send you team to Skidmark who is organising the game and he will.

If there are any difficulties let me know and we can help you out.
 :)
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 05, 2015, 21:55
Hi,

Welcome to Velorooms :wave

I have removed your attachment because teams can not be posted before the deadline (as otherwise people will see the teams and use your riders).

Send you team to Skidmark who is organising the game and he will.

If there are any difficulties let me know and we can help you out.
 :)

Such a gent
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: cyclingmad1 on January 05, 2015, 22:14
Thanks....just getting the hang of it...
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: VeloHuman on January 05, 2015, 22:52
Is there typically a post or page somewhere where all rosters are made visible after the deadline?
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 05, 2015, 22:55
Is there typically a post or page somewhere where all rosters are made visible after the deadline?

Evening Dale
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: VeloHuman on January 05, 2015, 22:58
Dane* but close enough! Evening. I regretted missing this competition last year and then forgot about it again until CafeRoubaix posted something on Twitter today. Still, I think I put a decent squad together in the limited time I had. Very different game from Podium Cafe's DS competition: this one seems to be much more about staffing your squad with 22-year-old neo-pros.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 05, 2015, 22:59
Dane* but close enough! Evening. I regretted missing this competition last year and then forgot about it again until CafeRoubaix posted something on Twitter today. Still, I think I put a decent squad together in the limited time I had. Very different game from Podium Cafe's DS competition: this one seems to be much more about staffing your squad with 22-year-old neo-pros.

Yep that's my take on it
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Tuart on January 05, 2015, 23:01
VDS is more about picking obscure Belgians though.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: VeloHuman on January 05, 2015, 23:43
Any way to see last year's winning team or top teams generally?
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: mc_mountain on January 05, 2015, 23:46
Any way to see last year's winning team or top teams generally?

view or download this spreadsheet (https://www.dropbox.com/s/hfxrl46qsf7bgwv/CQ%202014%20final.xls?dl=0)
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: search on January 06, 2015, 00:03
about time to start spamming the thread with teams...

ULISSI Diego
STYBAR Zdenek
CAVENDISH Mark
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
MODOLO Sacha
PORTE Richie
LUTSENKO Alexey
GESINK Robert
VISCONTI Giovanni
STANNARD Ian
SEPULVEDA Eduardo
POZZATO Filippo
JUNGELS Bob
DURASEK Kristijan
WESTRA Lieuwe
OSS Daniel
HIVERT Jonathan
STUYVEN Jasper
DEVENYNS Dries
WEGMANN Fabian
CRADDOCK Lawson
RUFFONI Nicola
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
MANCEBO PEREZ Francisco
EARLE Nathan
GOSS Matthew
BOUDAT Thomas
SCHUMACHER Stefan
DE GENDT Thomas
FAVILLI Elia
KUMP Marko
STORTONI Simone

1st race in *ch tomorrow :P
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: AG on January 06, 2015, 00:04
I havent had time to do a team this year ... the deadline snuck up on me

ah well - I never do any good anyway  :lol


If Phil wins the WT I will consider myself the winner anyway  :P
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: VeloHuman on January 06, 2015, 00:27
view or download this spreadsheet (https://www.dropbox.com/s/hfxrl46qsf7bgwv/CQ%202014%20final.xls?dl=0)

U da real MVP. Thanks.

And since it seems to be past the deadline, VeloHuman Pro Cycling is announcing its official 2015 roster:

FROOME Chris
ARREDONDO MORENO Julian David
CAVENDISH Mark
BARGUIL Warren
TALANSKY Andrew
PORTE Richie
VILLELLA Davide
GESINK Robert
STANNARD Ian
JUNGELS Bob
SILIN Egor
TEUNS Dylan
STUYVEN Jasper
BLYTHE Adam
VAN DER LIJKE Nick
ENGER Sondre Holst
ELISSONDE Kenny
MARKUS Barry
KÜNG Stefan
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
HENAO GOMEZ Sebastian
EWAN Caleb
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
MOSER Moreno
LATOUR Pierre-Roger
GOSS Matthew
PIBERNIK Luka
MOHORIC Matej
FLAKEMORE Campbell
GRETSCH Patrick
CHEVRIER Clément
MCLAY Daniel
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: ansimi on January 06, 2015, 00:37
My team:


RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquim
CAVENDISH Mark
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
VIVIANI Elia
DENNIS Rohan
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
PORTE Richie
HOFLAND Moreno
GESINK Robert
CONTI Valerio
STANNARD Ian
BRAJKOVIC Janez
TEUNS Dylan
QUINTANA ROJAS Dayer Uberney
POLANC Jan
CRADDOCK Lawson
BASSO Ivan
KÜNG Stefan
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
HENAO GOMEZ Sebastian
EWAN Caleb
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
MOSER Moreno
BROECKX Stig
LATOUR Pierre-Roger
WOODS Michael
ORAM James
RATTO Daniele
DE GENDT Thomas
FLAKEMORE Campbell
CHEVRIER Clément
KOSHEVOY Ilia
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd


I have a little sub-team of 3 young Lampre riders. Costa can't do it all for that team so I'm hoping my group of 3 will step up and get a bunch of points amongst them.

In the same spirit, I also have a bunch of Sky riders. If one doesn't do well then maybe the next one will. I didn't go for Froome though. My brain still has problems processing his existence as a contender.

Also doubling down on a bunch of riders who didn't pay off for me last year.

And had space for several riders I just like. It didn't seem like there were a lot of must-haves this time so it was easier to get a team of riders I'd mostly be cheering for anyway like Broeckx, Woods, and Ratto.

It's going to be odd to have a reason to cheer for Cav though. I anticipate being very frustrated when he doesn't bother sprinting for anything less than the win.

Good luck everybody!
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 06, 2015, 05:04
Alright guys... here's the spreadsheet of all the teams: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rhznfu7p9bi167i/CQ%202015%20152%20teams.xls?dl=0

It's pretty rudimentary thus far; I've deleted all the teams from last year not coming back on the rankings page and I've deleted their tabs, but I haven't fixed the weekly update etc tabs yet (ie. they will still have some names from last year and no new participants yet). I also have to do some shuffling around of tabs if I want to be neat and tidy and alphabetical, and I haven't done any popularity data. But the important stuff is there for right now, ie. all 152 (unofficial) teams. If for some reason I've missed you or your PM has gotten lost in the ether, alert me and I'll track it down - I've tried to be meticulous, but have processed over 100 teams in the last 36 hours so you never know what might slip through the cracks of fatigue.

In related news - 152 teams! Beating last year's 'biggest participation ever' by 2 teams! Right on. My quick and dirty count shows 40 new teams, so welcome folks.

Also, I would love a bit of help. If someone (or a few people) want to volunteer to do the grunt work of copy/pasting all the riders and who picked them onto the popularity tab, that would be great. And if someone wants to take that info and make a rider popularity summary like there was last year, that would be great too. I didn't have anything to do with that last year - mc_mountain was a huge help in that, so maybe if anyone is interested in putting that data together you can identify yourselves on this thread and then talk to each other and mc by PM or something, and can share updated work through dropbox or some other service like it. I'm going to bed right away and am in transit tomorrow, so if it's up to me alone, it probably won't happen for awhile. I'm sure there's enough skill on this forum to sort it out. Note: I also posted this identical message to cn forum, so if anyone's keen, maybe check there too to make sure nobody is doing redundant work.

Thanks everyone who participated. This big reveal is in some ways the most fun part of the game. On that front, here's my team. I'm sure I'll pick it apart in great detail in the near future.

SAGAN Peter
RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquim
CAVENDISH Mark
DENNIS Rohan
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
PORTE Richie
GESINK Robert
STANNARD Ian
YATES Simon
KONRAD Patrick
BRAJKOVIC Janez
HIVERT Jonathan
STUYVEN Jasper
ENGER Sondre Holst
VERVAEKE Louis
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
EWAN Caleb
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
MOSER Moreno
LEDANOIS Kevin
LATOUR Pierre-Roger
GOSS Matthew
GAUDIN Damien
FOLIFOROV Alexander
SCHUMACHER Stefan
MOHORIC Matej
DE GENDT Thomas
CHEVRIER Clément
MCLAY Daniel
KUMP Marko
FILOSI Iuri
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
ZORDAN Andrea
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on January 06, 2015, 11:05
Thanks skids for the work.

Well just looking through the teams posted here and on CN, I think the person I so far share the most riders with is Geraint Too Fast. I'm taking that as a good sign.

Unique Picks (according to NairoQ):

 #ccc Bole
 #wanty M. Kreder
 #tabriz Kolahdouz
 #wallonie Evrard  :D
 #novonordisk Megias
 #inteja Cruz

I've also got high hopes for Barbero (could have a Colbrelli-esque season?), Naesen (a TVA season is probably asking too much, but a MVS one would be more than enough), Ruffoni, Cano, Diaz (should have a better set of races with Funvic, maybe even one or more of the US .HC races) and Gaspar (who the hell was the other person who picked him  :angry :P I wanted him to be a unique pick  :().
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: search on January 06, 2015, 11:14
I didn't really expect to have a unique pick, but apparently Wegmann is, which is quite a surprise for me.

Others who come close are Durasek (2) and Ulissi, Mancebo, Earle (3) and Westra (4)
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: cj2002 on January 06, 2015, 11:19
My exciting Portugeezer is a unique picks (well done Joelsim for not stealing my idea  ;) )

Federico Figueiredo :win

Also Delio Fernandez (Spanish, but riding in Portugal) and Kevin Van Melsen #wanty. I'm starting to wonder if I was thinking of someone else when I chose him.

Only one other team chose Bling and only one other chose Sebastien Lander. 2 others for Hugh Carthy. Alejandro Marque (4 picks) is my only zero pointer after being unemployed (but not suspended) last season.

Oh go on then, I'll post my whole team.

In order of popularity, because that's how my Excel has them sorted at the moment.

HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
EWAN Caleb
PORTE Richie
CAVENDISH Mark
GESINK Robert
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
YATES Simon
DE GENDT Thomas
STANNARD Ian
BRAJKOVIC Janez
KÜNG Stefan
FLAKEMORE Campbell
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander
KOSHEVOY Ilia
HOFLAND Moreno
VISCONTI Giovanni
MCLAY Daniel
QUAADE Rasmus Christian
HANSEN Lasse Norman
FAVILLI Elia
BAKELANTS Jan
BAUHAUS Phil
DE CLERCQ Bart
HNIK Karel
MARQUE PORTO Alejandro Manuel
CARTHY Hugh
MATTHEWS Michael
TXURRUKA ANSOLA Amets
MESTRE Ricardo Jorge Correia
LANDER Sebastian
FERNANDEZ CRUZ Delio
FIGUEIREDO Frederico Jose Oliveira
VAN MELSEN Kevin
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 06, 2015, 11:55
Alberto 2 picks :angry :angry :angry :angry :angry grrrr Martinaagaard grr

My only unique pick Louis Verhelst.. uhmm he did have some decent results last year :P

CJJ also 2 picks

will post team and clarification later.. must get stuff done now
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 06, 2015, 13:14
Only one unique pick - Boris Vallee.

Good or bad?
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 06, 2015, 13:29
My exciting Portugeezer is a unique picks (well done Joelsim for not stealing my idea  ;) )

Federico Figueiredo :win

Also Delio Fernandez (Spanish, but riding in Portugal) and Kevin Van Melsen #wanty. I'm starting to wonder if I was thinking of someone else when I chose him.

Only one other team chose Bling and only one other chose Sebastien Lander. 2 others for Hugh Carthy. Alejandro Marque (4 picks) is my only zero pointer after being unemployed (but not suspended) last season.

Oh go on then, I'll post my whole team.

In order of popularity, because that's how my Excel has them sorted at the moment.

HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
EWAN Caleb
PORTE Richie
CAVENDISH Mark
GESINK Robert
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
YATES Simon
DE GENDT Thomas
STANNARD Ian
BRAJKOVIC Janez
KÜNG Stefan
FLAKEMORE Campbell
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander
KOSHEVOY Ilia
HOFLAND Moreno
VISCONTI Giovanni
MCLAY Daniel
QUAADE Rasmus Christian
HANSEN Lasse Norman
FAVILLI Elia
BAKELANTS Jan
BAUHAUS Phil
DE CLERCQ Bart
HNIK Karel
MARQUE PORTO Alejandro Manuel
CARTHY Hugh
MATTHEWS Michael
TXURRUKA ANSOLA Amets
MESTRE Ricardo Jorge Correia
LANDER Sebastian
FERNANDEZ CRUZ Delio
FIGUEIREDO Frederico Jose Oliveira
VAN MELSEN Kevin

If he'd been any good I would have stolen your idea  :cool

But seriously, my word is...

Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 06, 2015, 15:17
froome19 has Le Gac in twice

Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 06, 2015, 16:25
Hey guys, I've had a few messages that necessitated a few changes - a couple of folks pointed out that their own teams had duplicate riders that both of us failed to notice (including froome19, but good spotting Joelsim), and I found one team that had disappeared into the ether (had record of the PM forwarded to my email but I must have accidentally erased it before processing). Anyway, I've edited the popularity tab to reflect this, so this file should be the official file for the start of the season, now with 153 teams: https://www.dropbox.com/s/d660e5ef51dqsk5/CQ%202015%20final.xls?dl=0

The only changes that might happen is if I or someone else discover other duplicate riders or maybe a rider that was on my provisionally suspended list that I didn't notice before. Otherwise, game on!
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 06, 2015, 16:41
Hey guys, I've had a few messages that necessitated a few changes - a couple of folks pointed out that their own teams had duplicate riders that both of us failed to notice (including froome19, but good spotting Joelsim), and I found one team that had disappeared into the ether (had record of the PM forwarded to my email but I must have accidentally erased it before processing). Anyway, I've edited the popularity tab to reflect this, so this file should be the official file for the start of the season, now with 153 teams: https://www.dropbox.com/s/d660e5ef51dqsk5/CQ%202015%20final.xls?dl=0

The only changes that might happen is if I or someone else discover other duplicate riders or maybe a rider that was on my provisionally suspended list that I didn't notice before. Otherwise, game on!

A couple of folks have Contador in, surely that must be a mistake?
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: mc_mountain on January 06, 2015, 16:42
Ranking by Popularity

top 10

1   the_sceptic   2033
2   The Hitch   2024
3   Kazistuta   2016
4   Lortnoc   2002
5   jeroenk   1990
6   Cykeltyven   1988
7   Wallenquist   1985
8   Froome19   1948
9   18-Valve. (pithy)   1944
9   skidmark   1944


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Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 06, 2015, 17:13
105   LaFlorecita   1353

 :o
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: LaVelocipede on January 06, 2015, 17:45
Terrible?
FROOME Chris
GOSS Matthew
VILLELLA Davide
MULLEN Ryan
HENAO GOMEZ Sebastian
CAVENDISH Mark
EWAN Caleb
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
BRAMMEIER Matthew
KOCJAN Jure
POLJANSKI Pawel
SCHUMACHER Stefan
VERVAEKE Louis
MOSER Moreno
HOOGERLAND Johnny
HOWES Alex
BRAMBILLA Gianluca
PELUCCHI Matteo
TEUNS Dylan
DEVENYNS Dries
DEVOLDER Stijn
TEN DAM Laurens
GESINK Robert
DEIGNAN Philip
TALANSKY Andrew
DE GENDT Thomas
SELLA Emanuele
ROCHE Nicolas
CHRISTIE Marcus
ROLLIN Dominique
FUGLSANG Jakob
PORTE Richie
ANTON HERNANDEZ Igor
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on January 06, 2015, 18:15
I'm shocked at the omission of Dan Martin in that team.  :o

....but pleased with my own lack of popularity down in 150th.  :P
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: LaVelocipede on January 06, 2015, 18:43
Thought Dan was too expensive.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 06, 2015, 18:47
This is my team. As I posted earlier, this is mainly a fangirl team :) I've indicated my fangirl faves with "fave"

CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto - 2543 points, 2 picks (fave)
Yes, yes, I know he won't be a great pick, BUT: in previous years I had 5-6-7 riders around 300 points, and they rarely had a good year. So instead of going for the same strategy again, I decided to go for one expensive rider. I'm confident he will score at least 2300 points (in 2011 he scored 2373 and he finished 5th at the Tour and Volta was his only WT 1 week stage race). If everything goes right he might break the CQ record :o

STYBAR Zdenek - 646 points, 22 picks (fave)
I picked him last year, and he's basically the same cost now. I expect him to score big points at the cobbled classics (particularly P-R), Eneco Tour and the Worlds RR. I think 1000 points is a fair goal.

VALGREN Michael - 563 points, 9 picks (fave)
He will probably suffer from Sagan's presence, but who knows, he's talented enough to score loads and loads of points. I'd be happy with 750 points.

PORTE Richie - 415 points, 124 picks
Don't really like him, but he's a must IMO. Could easily score 1500+.

JUUL JENSEN Christopher - 331 points, 2 picks (fave)
Not sure what to expect. He really impressed me last year, but mostly as a domestique. I'm afraid that'll be the case again, but who knows. I am hoping for 450-500 points.

GESINK Robert - 274 points, 115 picks
Not a huge fan, but he's another must. Even from 2011 to 2013, when he wasn't super impressive, he still scored ~800 points.

SENECHAL Florian - 263 points, 20 picks
I wanted to pick him last year, but didn't. I'm looking forward to following this guy throughout the season. Hoping for 400 points.

STANNARD Ian - 250 points, 72 picks (fave)
Was in my team 2 years ago, and was one of the first to get onto my longlist last season. He was injured for most of the season but won Omloop. I expect at least 400 points.

JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt - 200 points, 7 picks (fave)
Back to MTN. Of course there are loads of sprinters at MTN too, but none of them are as good as Kittel, Degenkolb and Mezgec. Even Arndt seemed to be higher up in the sprinting hierarchy at Giant. I am hoping for 400 points.

GATTO Oscar - 175 points, 20 picks (fave)
Not sure Androni will get many invites to Gatto's races, but he should do better regardless. 300 points.

HIVERT Jonathan - 169 points, 40 picks
Failed at Belkin and is now back in France. In 2012 and 2013 he scored ~500 points on a French ProConti team, so that's what I'm aiming for this year.

BLYTHE Adam - 153 points, 16 picks
He was on my team in 2012 and he more than doubled his score that year. He is even cheaper now than he was back then, and I think Orica is a good team for him. Hoping for 400 points.

CRADDOCK Lawson - 134 points, 16 picks (fave)
Was on my team last year but did not even break even. He did do really well at the Tour of Cali though. If he can perform like that in more races this year, he should score at least 300 points.

ENGER Sondre Holst   - 118 points, 29 picks
Late addition to my team. Didn't realize he was so cheap, thought he would be in Cort territory. Hoping for 300 points.

RUFFONI Nicola
- 117 points, 20 picks
Really wanted a Bardiani sprinter this year, and it became Ruffoni. Don't think he'll be great, but you never know. Every point above 250 will be a pleasant surprise.

ELISSONDE Kenny - 115 points, 37 picks (fave)
Little Kenny, oh so cheap :shy How could I not include him when he scored over 300 points in 2013? Hoping for the same or better this year.

KÜNG Stefan - 103 points, 30 picks
Quite a good TTer. New Cancellara? We'll see. Would be happy with 250 points.

ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin - 102 points, 69 picks (fave)
Was in my team last year (he was one of those 300+ points fails :P). Hope he gets more opportunities to ride for himself this year. Hoping for 300 points.

PAOLINI Luca - 95 points, 16 picks (fave)
This honestly surprises me. 16 picks? Yes, he'll be 38 in a couple days, yes, he'll slave for Kristoff most of the time. But he could just as well get into a break and win a big race, or place well. Look at his cost, and his CQ points history, and tell me it is not worth the risk :P Hoping for 250 points.

EWAN Caleb - 95 points, 130 picks (fave)
I picked him last year, and he's even cheaper this year. Off to a good start already, now let's see if he can perform against the big guys. I expect at least 300 points.

HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis - 92 points, 132 picks
Must pick. Could score 1000+ points easily.

MOSER Moreno - 87 points, 116 picks (fave)
Picked him last year and he disappointed me, I'm giving him another chance :P I expect 300 points at least.

VERHELST Louis - 81 points, 1 pick
Not sure what happened here, did not expect him to be a unique pick :P He finished top 10 in a couple Belgian sprinter races last season, I hope he can consistently finish top 10 and score 200 points or so.

LASCA Francesco - 79 points, 11 picks
Another Italian sprinter, this one's on a Spanish team. He scored 288 in 2013, so he should be able to improve on last year's score. I'm hoping for 200 points.

POLJANSKI Pawel - 75 points, 6 picks (fave)
Really impressed me last year, he showed he's a pretty good climber. Hopefully he can finish high on the GC in some stage races and score me 200 points or more.

GAUDIN Damien
- 66 points, 29 picks
Don't know what to expect, but honestly, worse than last year is pretty much impossible. Hoping for 200 points.

RATTO Daniele - 55 points, 23 picks
It seems all my Italians are sprinter types this year :P He had a bad year last year, signed with UHC, so hopefully that'll give him some new motivation. I expect at least 150 points but am hoping for 300 or more.

MOHORIC Matej   - 55 points, 59 picks (fave)
Don't expect him to do extremely well this year, but he's talented enough. Hoping for 200 points.

KUMP Marko - 28 points, 34 picks
Back to Adria. Last season with them he scored almost 400 points. With some WT experience, I am hoping for him to break the 400 point barrier.

DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd - 10 points, 114 picks (fave)
Very cheap. I think Garmin will be a good team for him. I hope he can score 200 points or more.

STORTONI Simone - 8 points, 14 picks
Surprised he got picked only 14 times. He's very cheap and is back on an Italian team. I expect 100 points at least.

ROLLIN Dominique - 0 points, 14 picks
Didn't race at all last year, so anything he gets is profit. I expect 50-150 points.

BOUHANNI Rayane - 0 points, 4 picks
A bit of a gamble, he might score 2 points but could also score 50-60 points.

Some riders I left out:
Fattycur & Fat Cav --> too fat, (:P) and I preferred Stybar and Valgren in their price range
Schumacher --> He was on my team originally, but didn't feel anything for him, and I don't like that, so switched him and Flakemore (wasn't confident about him at all) for Enger and Rollin
Sagan, Quintana, Froome, Purito --> didn't fit:P
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: BadbrainAJ on January 06, 2015, 18:54
Have been working epic shifts in the lab for weeks now.Forgot my CQ team,if i get one in by 6am 7th Jan,can i still play ?
Regards
AJ
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 06, 2015, 18:56
Have been working epic shifts in the lab for weeks now.Forgot my CQ team,if i get one in by 6am 7th Jan,can i still play ?
Regards
AJ

would be okay by me but not if you have all most popular picks ofc ;)
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 06, 2015, 19:01
My rationale.

Anyone over 1000, what's the point, although it's possible Froome could double 2014 score. Purito on the way down, others no room to improve.

CAVENDISH Mark - 1500 points decent probability

BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto - super talent, Giro & Vuelta planned

DILLIER Silvan - I rate him very highly and could really step up

BAKELANTS Jan - new move to a more climber-friendly team

CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban - improvement definitely possible, young talent

BOASSON HAGEN Edvald - new MTN could revitalise him

PORTE Richie - poor season due to illness

CORT NIELSEN Magnus - amazing results after coming into the team

MEINTJES Louis - huge talent and possibly 2 GTs

VILLELLA Davide - huge talent, new team. I'd have preferred Formolo but money doesn't allow

NORDHAUG Lars Petter - back at Sky where he scored well before

GESINK Robert - full season planned

SENECHAL Florian - great talent

STANNARD Ian - back after injury

SEPULVEDA Eduardo - full season including TdF hopefully which he was injured for last year

YATES Simon - full season like his brother hopefully

REZA Kévin - will get his chances on hiller terrain at FDJ

TEUNS Dylan - huge talent

STUYVEN Jasper - did well at the Vuelta and could do classics too

RUFFONI Nicola - expect him to score more as a youngster

VERVAEKE Louis - huge talent

KÜNG Stefan - huge talent and can TT

HENAO GOMEZ Sebastian - came on well last year, more expected in 2015

EWAN Caleb - coming of age

HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis - full season

LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel - Avenir, next Nairo?

GOSS Matthew - couldn't do any worse

DE GENDT Thomas - couldn't do any worse

VALLEE Boris - wants to be a sprinter and has said he will get his chances as lead

MCLAY Daniel - talent

VAN LERBERGHE Bert - seems to be there in the top 20 always

MANZIN Lorenzo - FDJ's new Bouhanni?

DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd - couldn't do any worse


Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: BadbrainAJ on January 06, 2015, 19:09
Have not read the thread at all.Just going to throw 25 riders together,and call them Team Hopeless v2
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 06, 2015, 19:16
Have not read the thread at all.Just going to throw 25 riders together,and call them Team Hopeless v2

sounds like a plan :D
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 06, 2015, 19:35
29th about same as last year

will give my team its run down tomorrow
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Wallenquist on January 06, 2015, 19:53
7th in popularity rank, no surprise at all. The interesting thing is that rider with the highest cost in my team (Arredondo) is also one of the most unique. Also, I'm very surprised that not many teams has Teunissen in. He's matured enough to get some decent results in 2015.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: LaVelocipede on January 06, 2015, 20:30
105   LaFlorecita   1353

 :o
109   LaVelocipede   1330
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 06, 2015, 20:32
109   LaVelocipede   1330
I'm shocked at the omission of Dan Martin in that team.  :o

....but pleased with my own lack of popularity down in 150th.  :P

We're quite an unpopular bunch :P
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 06, 2015, 20:33
We're quite an unpopular bunch :P

Hugely!  :shh
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: ansimi on January 06, 2015, 20:33
I'm a bit surprised to even have a unique pick since I didn't look very deep this year.

I'm even more surprised that my unique pick is Michael Woods though :o I may now enter full fan-girl mode for him.

He was brought late to the sport by running injuries so I think he still has room for a lot of improvement. He switched teams mid-season last year and now is upgrading again to the Optum team which should give him a year of good racing.

Last year he got a lot of attention with his strong performance in the Quebec races.

He wrote a great blog entry after riding in the break in Quebec:


http://rustywoods.wordpress.com/2014/09/13/gp-quebec/ (http://rustywoods.wordpress.com/2014/09/13/gp-quebec/)

And only one other person picked James Oram. I think he's a main leader at Axeon this year. ATOC was a big goal for him last year and he gritted it to the finish of the Mt Diablo stage with a broken elbow so the kid's tough and I like tough.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: ansimi on January 06, 2015, 20:51
This is my team. As I posted earlier, this is mainly a fangirl team :) I've indicated my fangirl faves with "fave"

CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto - 2543 points, 2 picks (fave)
Yes, yes, I know he won't be a great pick, BUT: in previous years I had 5-6-7 riders around 300 points, and they rarely had a good year. So instead of going for the same strategy again, I decided to go for one expensive rider. I'm confident he will score at least 2300 points (in 2011 he scored 2373 and he finished 5th at the Tour and Volta was his only WT 1 week stage race). If everything goes right he might break the CQ record :o


PAOLINI Luca - 95 points, 16 picks (fave)
This honestly surprises me. 16 picks? Yes, he'll be 38 in a couple days, yes, he'll slave for Kristoff most of the time. But he could just as well get into a break and win a big race, or place well. Look at his cost, and his CQ points history, and tell me it is not worth the risk :P Hoping for 250 points.


I think picking Contador is a legitimate strategy. He won't double but he did break his leg last year so there's got to be room for improvement and he left you a lot of freedom with your other picks.

I didn't realize Paolini was so cheap. That's a good pick. He didn't seem to have any personal ambition last year but he still looked strong. There's always a reasonable chance that Kristoff could crash out of a race (or even the whole Spring :(). Plus he's so likeable.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: LaVelocipede on January 06, 2015, 21:09
We're quite an unpopular bunch :P
Best way.  ;)
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 06, 2015, 21:11
Best way.  ;)

Having a popular team doesn't say anything, 2 years ago I think I was in top 10 of most popular teams and had 24 matches with Hitch, I finished 40 spots lower though ;)
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 06, 2015, 21:25
Having a popular team doesn't say anything, 2 years ago I think I was in top 10 of most popular teams and had 24 matches with Hitch, I finished 40 spots lower though ;)

Is there an emoticon for Flol?  :P
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 06, 2015, 21:33
Is there an emoticon for Flol?  :P

No :angry

There's this though :flo
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 06, 2015, 21:49
No :angry

There's this though :flo

That'll do  ;)
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: VeloHuman on January 06, 2015, 22:19
7th in popularity rank, no surprise at all. The interesting thing is that rider with the highest cost in my team (Arredondo) is also one of the most unique. Also, I'm very surprised that not many teams has Teunissen in. He's matured enough to get some decent results in 2015.

I'm one of the other few with Arredondo, was surprised at how rare he is. He's targeting the Ardennes this year in addition to GT stages/mountains points, and IMHO he should be able to pull off a few Top 10s there.

I think the VeloHuman squad is the only one sporting a Froome + Arredondo combo.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 06, 2015, 22:22
I'm one of the other few with Arredondo, was surprised at how rare he is. He's targeting the Ardennes this year in addition to GT stages/mountains points, and IMHO he should be able to pull off a few Top 10s there.

I think the VeloHuman squad is the only one sporting a Froome + Arredondo combo.

I was leading the Giro Road.cc until Arredondo's ridiculous 68 pointer (when I had taken him out the day before). Persona non grata!
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 06, 2015, 22:56
Have not read the thread at all.Just going to throw 25 riders together,and call them Team Hopeless v2

Hey, so I'm inclined to believe people when they say they haven't looked at stuff (I mean, if someone deliberately waited to do that and then put together a team, that'd be pretty sad). I don't have a problem with including him - if anyone does, let me know and we can figure out a fair solution, but I'm going to include this team otherwise (it has already been sent to me by PM).
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 06, 2015, 23:10
Hey, so I'm inclined to believe people when they say they haven't looked at stuff (I mean, if someone deliberately waited to do that and then put together a team, that'd be pretty sad). I don't have a problem with including him - if anyone does, let me know and we can figure out a fair solution, but I'm going to include this team otherwise (it has already been sent to me by PM).

Does it really make any difference whether they have or haven't? At the end of the day it's complete luck and conjecture.

Would I want to pick someone Spanish just because Florrie has? Brouhahahaha
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 07, 2015, 06:42
my team

FROOME Chris
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
CAVENDISH Mark
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
PORTE Richie
JANS Roy
ROELANDTS Jürgen
COPPEL Jérôme
GESINK Robert
HAUSSLER Heinrich
STANNARD Ian
JUNGELS Bob
NERZ Dominik
YATES Simon
BRAJKOVIC Janez
HIVERT Jonathan
STUYVEN Jasper
OFFREDO Yoann
EWAN Caleb
DAMUSEAU Thomas
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
MOSER Moreno
THURAU Björn
GOSS Matthew
BOUDAT Thomas
SCHUMACHER Stefan
DE GENDT Thomas
VILLEGAS CARDONA Juan Pablo
FAVILLI Elia
ROE Timothy
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
TORCKLER Michael
MORTON Lachlan


how doyou work out who shares what riders etc and how many times picked  :S
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 07, 2015, 06:54
very surprised how many picked Wakém tbh a rider on decline for mind
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on January 07, 2015, 06:59
my team

FROOME Chris
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
CAVENDISH Mark
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
PORTE Richie
JANS Roy
ROELANDTS Jürgen
COPPEL Jérôme
GESINK Robert
HAUSSLER Heinrich
STANNARD Ian
JUNGELS Bob
NERZ Dominik
YATES Simon
BRAJKOVIC Janez
HIVERT Jonathan
STUYVEN Jasper
OFFREDO Yoann
EWAN Caleb
DAMUSEAU Thomas
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
MOSER Moreno
THURAU Björn
GOSS Matthew
BOUDAT Thomas
SCHUMACHER Stefan
DE GENDT Thomas
VILLEGAS CARDONA Juan Pablo
FAVILLI Elia
ROE Timothy
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
TORCKLER Michael
MORTON Lachlan


how doyou work out who shares what riders etc and how many times picked  :S

JSG look in excel file on CN
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 07, 2015, 07:21
JSG look in excel file on CN

here for anyone else

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jurx4e38k8iisqh/CQ%202015%20152%20teams.xls?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/jurx4e38k8iisqh/CQ%202015%20152%20teams.xls?dl=0)

4 unique  :D

and still 29th in pop total which is odd

My unique riders

DAMUSEAU Thomas
VILLEGAS CARDONA Juan Pablo
ROE Timothy
TORCKLER Michael
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 07, 2015, 07:23
And Search not picking Big Björn  :(
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on January 07, 2015, 07:29

VILLEGAS CARDONA Juan Pablo


Something's not right with that spreadsheet because I have him on my team too. Is that the spreadsheet that NairoQ linked on CN?
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 07, 2015, 07:30
Something's not right with that spreadsheet because I have him on my team too. Is that the spreadsheet that NairoQ linked on CN?

yep
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 08, 2015, 10:06
and 123 teams are off the mark and 1st win for the season and CJ has 1 less thread to start  :lol
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 08, 2015, 22:33
Something's not right with that spreadsheet because I have him on my team too. Is that the spreadsheet that NairoQ linked on CN?

Hey I'm not sure about NairoQ's sheet but my current spreadsheet (linked in post #100 of this thread, as well as after NairoQ's on CN forums) has him on both your teams in the popularity tab, so I think whatever was overlooked was corrected. Anyway, I still have a few tweaks I've made so the official pop numbers will need to be revised - I'll get it all out this weekend.

Also, for those itching for some CQ action, I manually entered the results of the Aussie TT into the spreadsheets and here are some rankings:

1. Roderick 111 (Porte, Dennis, Durbridge, Hepburn)
2. Handbrake 108 (Porte, Dennis, Howson, Hepburn)
3. npetalactone 105 (the podium)
4. trackstand 97
5. ansimi 94
5. Blues in the bottle 94
5. Vesica 94
8. sublimit 92
9. Armchair cyclist 91
9. Object 91
11. The Amateur 87
12. Jancouver 84
12. Martin 84
12. the sceptic 84
15. Peter B, skidmark, theyoungest, tom-jelte, Yellow Knight with 80

Official update after Sunday, this is just for those of us who are raring to go. There are only 16 teams who don't have a point yet from this one day of racing - more interestingly, there are 12 teams who have between 1 and 49 points (well, 11 and 39 to be exact), meaning they don't have the near-ubiquitous Porte but have picked other riders that scored.
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 08, 2015, 22:41
Hey I'm not sure about NairoQ's sheet but my current spreadsheet (linked in post #100 of this thread, as well as after NairoQ's on CN forums) has him on both your teams in the popularity tab, so I think whatever was overlooked was corrected. Anyway, I still have a few tweaks I've made so the official pop numbers will need to be revised - I'll get it all out this weekend.

Also, for those itching for some CQ action, I manually entered the results of the Aussie TT into the spreadsheets and here are some rankings:

1. Roderick 111 (Porte, Dennis, Durbridge, Hepburn)
2. Handbrake 108 (Porte, Dennis, Howson, Hepburn)
3. npetalactone 105 (the podium)
4. trackstand 97
5. ansimi 94
5. Blues in the bottle 94
5. Vesica 94
8. sublimit 92
9. Armchair cyclist 91
9. Object 91
11. The Amateur 87
12. Jancouver 84
12. Martin 84
12. the sceptic 84
15. Peter B, skidmark, theyoungest, tom-jelte, Yellow Knight with 80

Official update after Sunday, this is just for those of us who are raring to go. There are only 16 teams who don't have a point yet from this one day of racing - more interestingly, there are 12 teams who have between 1 and 49 points (well, 11 and 39 to be exact), meaning they don't have the near-ubiquitous Porte but have picked other riders that scored.

Are Roderick and Handbrake Aussies? WTF.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: ansimi on January 09, 2015, 02:02
Thanks for the interim report Skidmark. I think that's the first time I've appeared in a CQ top ten so I need to savour it! I don't even recall seeing my name in a top 10 weekly though I might have missed it.

Having the right Australian timetrial specialists could be quite important to the overall game. There were quite a few to choose from who looked like potentially excellent picks. Durbridge was very good for my CQ game as a neopro but I left him out this year - just the way the numbers worked out.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 09, 2015, 07:01
some stats from Jancouver posted on CN

TOP PICKS

Picks rider

132   HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
130   EWAN Caleb
124   PORTE Richie
118   CAVENDISH Mark
116   MOSER Moreno
115   GESINK Robert
114   DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
107   YATES Simon
106   GOSS Matthew
94   DE GENDT Thomas
93   BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
84   BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto
72   STANNARD Ian
69   ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
60   HENAO GOMEZ Sebastian
59   MOHORIC Matej
57   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
52   TALANSKY Andrew
49   JUNGELS Bob
47   TEUNS Dylan
41   QUINTANA ROJAS Dayer Uberney
41   STUYVEN Jasper
40   BRAJKOVIC Janez
40   HIVERT Jonathan
40   RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquim
37   ELISSONDE Kenny
36   FROOME Chris
36   SCHUMACHER Stefan
35   BARGUIL Warren
35   SAGAN Peter
34   BOOM Lars
34   KUMP Marko
32   VERVAEKE Louis
30   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
30   KÜNG Stefan
30   LATOUR Pierre-Roger
30   MORTON Lachlan
30   PHINNEY Taylor
29   ENGER Sondre Holst
29   FLAKEMORE Campbell
29   GAUDIN Damien
27   ANTON HERNANDEZ Igor
26   HOOGERLAND Johnny
25   ACEVEDO CALLE Janier Alexis
25   HAUSSLER Heinrich
25   MANZIN Lorenzo
25   ZORDAN Andrea
23   POZZATO Filippo
23   RATTO Daniele
23   SEPULVEDA Eduardo
22   BOUDAT Thomas
22   STYBAR Zdenek
21   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander
21   ROELANDTS Jürgen
21   SOLER GIMENEZ Marc
21   VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen
20   GATTO Oscar
20   KUDUS GHEBREMEDHIN Merhawi
20   RUFFONI Nicola
20   SENECHAL Florian
20   VAN DER HAAR Lars
18   NERZ Dominik
18   SILVESTRE Fabio Andre Tomas
17   ALAPHILIPPE Julian
17   CORT NIELSEN Magnus
17   ZABEL Rick
16   BENNETT Sam
16   BLYTHE Adam
16   CHEVRIER Clément
16   CRADDOCK Lawson
16   DENNIS Rohan
16   GEOGHEGAN HART Tao
16   KOSHEVOY Ilia
16   MARECZKO Jakub
16   PAOLINI Luca
16   VOECKLER Thomas
15   BASSO Ivan
15   HOFLAND Moreno
15   MCLAY Daniel
15   MEINTJES Louis
15   VISCONTI Giovanni
14   CATTANEO Mattia
14   LUDVIGSSON Fredrik
14   LUTSENKO Alexey
14   ROLLIN Dominique
14   STORTONI Simone
13   LE BON Johan
12   BELTRAN SUAREZ Edward Alexander
12   BENOOT Tiesj
12   LADAGNOUS Matthieu
12   OSS Daniel
12   QUAADE Rasmus Christian
12   VILLELLA Davide
11   COQUARD Bryan
11   DURBRIDGE Luke
11   FILOSI Iuri
11   HANSEN Lasse Norman
11   LASCA Francesco
11   MEYER Cameron
11   OLIVIER Daan
11   SARREAU Marc
11   YATES Adam
11   ZURLO Federico
10   BYSTRØM Sven Erik
10   FAVILLI Elia
10   FORMOLO Davide
10   HOWSON Damien
10   KANGERT Tanel
10   KONRAD Patrick
10   POLANC Jan
10   SARMIENTO TUNARROSA Cayetano Jose
9   ARU Fabio
9   BOSWELL Ian
9   FOLIFOROV Alexander
9   GROENEWEGEN Dylan
9   HEPBURN Michael
9   MARCATO Marco
9   OFFREDO Yoann
9   PEDERSEN Mads
9   TURGIS Anthony
9   VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael
9   VIVIANI Elia
8   BAKELANTS Jan
8   BAUHAUS Phil
8   DOWSETT Alex
8   FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben
8   GASPAROTTO Enrico
8   MARKUS Barry
8   MODOLO Sacha
8   SICARD Romain
8   WACKERMANN Luca
7   BENNETT George
7   CANO ARDILA Alex Norberto
7   COPPEL Jérôme
7   DE CLERCQ Bart
7   DEVENYNS Dries
7   DILLIER Silvan
7   EIJSSEN Yannick
7   FUGLSANG Jakob
7   JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
7   LE GAC Olivier
7   LEDANOIS Kevin
7   MARTIN Daniel
7   MULLEN Ryan
7   NORDHAUG Lars Petter
7   ROSA Diego
7   SENNI Manuel
7   TEUNISSEN Mike
7   WELLENS Tim
7   ZARDINI Edoardo
6   BETTIOL Alberto
6   CONTI Valerio
6   HNIK Karel
6   KÖNIG Leopold
6   MARINI Nicolas
6   MCCONNELL Daniel
6   POLJANSKI Pawel
6   REICHENBACH Sébastien
6   REZA Kévin
6   SIMION Paolo
6   SØRENSEN Chris Anker
6   SÜTTERLIN Jasha
6   THEVENOT Guillaume
6   TRENTIN Matteo
6   VAKOC Petr
6   VAN BAARLE Dylan
6   WISNIOWSKI Lukasz
5   ANACONA GOMEZ Winner Andrew
5   ARREDONDO MORENO Julian David
5   BOBRIDGE Jack
5   BOUHANNI Rayane
5   BRAMBILLA Gianluca
5   CHETOUT Loïc
5   COLEDAN Marco
5   DE WEERT Kevin
5   EDET Nicolas
5   FELLINE Fabio
5   FENN Andrew
5   GEBREMARIAM GRMAY Tsgabu
5   GESLIN Anthony
5   INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA Beñat
5   JONES Carter
5   KELDERMAN Wilco
5   KRUOPIS Aidis
5   LOOIJ André
5   NIBALI Antonio
5   PELUCCHI Matteo
5   PIRAZZI Stefano
5   POWER Robert
5   SCARPONI Michele
5   SELIG Rüdiger
5   SKJERPING Kristoffer
5   STETINA Peter
5   SZMYD Sylwester
5   TANNER David
5   THURAU Björn
5   URAN URAN Rigoberto
5   VAN DER POEL Mathieu
5   VAN POPPEL Danny
5   VANSUMMEREN Johan
5   WEENING Pieter
4   ANDREETTA Simone
4   ARNDT Nikias
4   BENITO DIEZ Miguel Angel
4   BOUET Maxime
4   CARBEL SVENDGAARD Michael
4   DE MARCHI Alessandro
4   DENIFL Stefan
4   DENZ Nico
4   DEVOLDER Stijn
4   EL FARES Julien
4   GIMENEZ NUÑEZ Carlos Alberto
4   GODOY Yonder Eduardo
4   GOUGEARD Alexis
4   GUARDINI Andrea
4   HAGA Chad
4   JANS Roy
4   LECUISINIER Pierre-Henri
4   MARQUE PORTO Alejandro Manuel
4   PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson
4   PARRA BUSTAMENTE Heiner Rodrigo
4   PUTT Tanner
4   RAMIREZ CHACON Brayan Stiven
4   RASMUSSEN Alex
4   RICHEZE ARAQUISTAIN Ariel Maximiliano
4   TERPSTRA Mike
4   TVETCOV Serghei
4   VANMARCKE Sep
4   VENTURINI Clément
4   VERGAERDE Otto
4   WESTRA Lieuwe
4   ZEPUNTKE Ruben
3   ALAPHILIPPE Bryan
3   BARBERO CUESTA Carlos
3   BATTAGLIN Enrico
3   BERHANE TEWELDEMEDHIN Natnael
3   BOUVRY Dieter
3   BROECKX Stig
3   CARTHY Hugh
3   DE BIE Sean
3   DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David
3   DE TIER Floris
3   DIAZ Daniel Ricardo
3   DOUGALL Nicolas
3   DUQUE Leonardo Fabio
3   EARLE Nathan
3   EASTMAN Ryan
3   EBSEN John Kronborg
3   FEDRIGO Pierrick
3   HAYMAN Mathew
3   HUFFMAN Evan
3   JAUREGUI Quentin
3   KADRI Blel
3   KÄMNA Lennard
3   KITTEL Marcel
3   KLARIS Magnus Bak
3   LANDA MEANA Mikel
3   LÖFKVIST Thomas
3   MANCEBO PEREZ Francisco
3   MORTON Angus
3   MÜHLBERGER Gregor
3   PIBERNIK Luka
3   ROSSKOPF Joey
3   ROULSTON Hayden
3   SEELDRAEYERS Kevin
3   ULISSI Diego
3   URTASUN PEREZ Pablo
3   VAN DER POEL David
3   VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume
3   VAN POPPEL Boy
3   VELITS Martin
3   VUILLERMOZ Alexis
3   WOOD Oliver
3   ZOIDL Riccardo
2   AHLSTRAND Jonas
2   ALAFACI Eugenio
2   AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey
2   ANTUNES Amaro Manuel Reposo
2   ARGUELYES RODRIGES Arkimedes
2   ARSLANOV Ildar
2   BAUER Jack
2   BECKERINGH Derk Abel
2   BEVIN Patrick
2   BLAIN Alexandre
2   BOL Cees
2   BOLIVAR HERNANDEZ Isaac
2   BOZIC Borut
2   BRAMMEIER Matthew
2   BRÄNDLE Matthias
2   BROZYNA Piotr
2   BUCHMANN Emanuel
2   CAPECCHI Eros
2   CASTROVIEJO NICOLAS Jonathan
2   CERNY Josef
2   CHRISTENSEN Mads
2   COLBRELLI Sonny
2   CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto
2   COSTA Rui Alberto Faria
2   CUNEGO Damiano
2   DAVISON Luke
2   DE BOER Joris
2   DE BUYST Jasper
2   DE LA FUENTE RASILLA David
2   DECLERCQ Tim
2   DEIGNAN Philip
2   DOCKX Gert
2   DOULL Owain
2   DUARTE AREVALO Fabio Andres
2   DURASEK Kristijan
2   FERRARI Roberto
2   FRANK Mathias
2   GASPAR Joao Marcelo Pereira
2   GUARNIERI Jacopo
2   GULDHAMMER Rasmus
2   GUYOT Yann
2   HAIG Jack
2   HAVIK Piotr
2   HERKLOTZ Silvio
2   HIRT Jan
2   HORNER Chris
2   JARAMILLO DIEZ Daniel Alexander
2   JIM Songezo
2   JUUL JENSEN Christopher
2   KACZMAREK Jakub
2   KEUKELEIRE Jens
2   KOLAR Michael
2   LANDER Sebastian
2   LE MEVEL Christophe
2   LIETAER Eliot
2   LUDVIGSSON Tobias
2   MALORI Adriano
2   MANFREDI Andrea
2   MARCZYNSKI Tomasz
2   MARTIN Guillaume
2   MARTINELLI Davide
2   MASNADA Fausto
2   MATTHEWS Michael
2   MCCARTHY David
2   MESTRE Ricardo Jorge Correia
2   MOLLEMA Bauke
2   MONFORT Maxime
2   NAESEN Oliver
2   NARDIN Alberto
2   NIEMIEC Przemyslaw
2   NIZZOLO Giacomo
2   NOVAK Jakub
2   ORAM James
2   PAUWELS Serge
2   PELLAUD Simon
2   PETIT Adrien
2   PINTO Edgar Miguel Lemos
2   PLAZA MOLINA Ruben
2   POELS Wout
2   PONZI Simone
2   POZZOVIVO Domenico
2   PRADES REVERTER Eduard
2   PREIDLER Georg
2   REIJNEN Kiel
2   RIBLON Christophe
2   RICKAERT Jonas
2   ROCHE Nicolas
2   RODRIGUEZ Fred
2   SAGAN Juraj
2   SANTAROMITA Ivan
2   SANTOFIMIO VELOZA Yors Anderson
2   SCHLECK Fränk
2   SERPA PEREZ Jose Rodolfo
2   SILIN Egor
2   SLAGTER Tom-Jelte
2   SOLER Marc
2   SOUPE Geoffrey
2   STEEGMANS Gert
2   STERBINI Simone
2   SULZBERGER Bernard
2   SULZBERGER Wesley
2   TAARAMÄE Rein
2   TEN DAM Laurens
2   THEUNS Edward
2   TXURRUKA ANSOLA Amets
2   VAN DER LIJKE Nick
2   VAN DER SANDEN Harm
2   VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan
2   VAN LERBERGHE Bert
2   VANDENBERGH Stijn
2   VANSPEYBROECK Pieter
2   VILLEGAS CARDONA Juan Pablo
2   VON HOFF Steele
2   WALLAYS Jens
2   WALSLEBEN Philipp
2   WIPPERT Wouter
2   ZHUPA Eugert
2   ZILIOLI Gianfranco

UNIQUE PICKS


1   ADAMS Jens
1   AKSOY Ismail
1   ALZATE ESCOBAR Carlos Eduardo
1   ARASHIRO Yukiya
1   ARCHBOLD Shane
1   AREGGER Marcel
1   ARIYAN Behnam
1   BANDIERA Marco
1   BARBAS Yoann
1   BARBIER Rudy
1   BARTA Jan
1   BARTA William
1   BAYLY Cameron
1   BAZHKOU Stanislau
1   BAZZANA Alessandro
1   BEPPU Fumiyuki
1   BERLATO Giacomo
1   BERTAZZO Liam
1   BESCOND Jérémy
1   BEWLEY Sam
1   BOARO Manuele
1   BOEM Nicola
1   BOHLI Tom
1   BOKELOH Jonas
1   BOL Jetse
1   BOLE Grega
1   BONIFAZIO Niccolo
1   BOOKWALTER Brent
1   BRENES OBANDO Gregory Juel
1   BROWN Nathan
1   BRUN Frederic
1   BRUN Frédéric
1   BRUTT Pavel
1   BUDDING Martijn
1   BUSCHE Matthew
1   CAMMAERTS Edwig
1   CAMPAGNOLO Giovanni
1   CANCELLARA Fabian
1   CANOLA Marco
1   CAPIOT Amaury
1   CARUSO Damiano
1   CECCHINEL Giorgio
1   CHAMORRO CHITAN Juan Ernesto
1   CHAVANEL Sébastien
1   CHERNETSKIY Sergey
1   CHIARELLO William
1   CHICCHI Francesco
1   CHIRICO Luca
1   CHRISTIE Marcus
1   CICCONE Giulio
1   CIMOLAI Davide
1   CIOLEK Gerald
1   CLANCY Ed
1   CLARK Oscar
1   CLARKE Simon
1   COLLI Daniele
1   COOKE Matt
1   COSTA Mario Jorge Faria
1   CRUZ COLON Adderlyn Felix
1   CUMMINGS Stephen
1   CURVERS Roy
1   DAMUSEAU Thomas
1   DANIEL Maxime
1   DE PAUW Moreno
1   DE VREESE Laurens
1   DEGENKOLB John
1   DELLE STELLE Cristian
1   DI FRANCESCO Gianmarco
1   DIBBEN JONATHAN
1   DIDIER Laurent
1   DINIZ Alex Correia
1   DOMONT Axel
1   DUCHESNE Antoine
1   DUFRASNE Jonathan
1   DUMOULIN Tom
1   DUNBAR Eddie
1   DYACHENKO Alexandr
1   DYRNES Kristian
1   EDMONDSON Joshua
1   EIKING Odd Christian
1   ELMIGER Martin
1   EVRARD Laurent
1   EVTUSHENKO Alexander
1   FAIRLY Caleb
1   FEDI Andrea
1   FERNANDEZ CRUZ Delio
1   FIGUEIREDO Frederico Jose Oliveira
1   FIGUEROA PEREZ Randal Alberto
1   GABROVSKI Ivailo
1   GADRET John
1   GALVIZ GARCIA Carlos Johan
1   GAVAZZI Francesco
1   GENIEZ Alexandre
1   GILBERT Jerôme
1   GIRDLESTONE Dylan
1   GOOS Marc
1   GRETSCH Patrick
1   GRIVELL-MELLOR Luke
1   HALLER Marco
1   HANDLEY Richard
1   HERMANS Ben
1   HERNANDEZ JARAMILLO Jose Tito
1   HERRADA LOPEZ Jose
1   HONIG Reinier
1   HORTON Tobyn
1   HOULE Hugo
1   HOWES Alex
1   HUCKER Robbie
1   HULSMANS Kevin
1   HUZARSKI Bartosz
1   IGNATIEV Mikhail
1   ILESIC Aldo Ino
1   IRVINE Martyn
1   ISGANDAROV Tural
1   ISHIBASHI Manabu
1   ISTA Kevyn
1   JACQUES-MAYNES Ben
1   JI Cheng
1   JULES Justin
1   KAMNA Lennard
1   KASPERKIEWICZ Przemyslaw
1   KEISSE Iljo
1   KEOUGH Jake
1   KESSIAKOFF Fredrik
1   KING Benjamin
1   KING Edward
1   KIRSCH Alex
1   KIRYIENKA Vasil
1   KOCJAN Jure
1   KOLAHDOUZ HAGH Amir
1   KOZHATAYEV Bakhtiyar
1   KREDER Michel
1   KRUIJSWIJK Steven
1   KUZNETSOV Vyacheslav
1   LACHLAN Morton
1   LAMMERTINK Maurits
1   LANCASTER Brett
1   LANGEVELD Sebastian
1   LANGLOIS Bruno
1   LAPORTE Christophe
1   LARSSON Gustav Erik
1   LATON Eryk
1   LEVEAU Jérémy
1   LINSTAD-HURUM Sondre Moen
1   LOCATELLI Stefano
1   LONGO BORGHINI Paolo
1   LOUDER Jeff
1   LOVELOCK-FAY Mitchell
1   MAIKIN Roman
1   MAJKA Rafal
1   MALACARNE Davide
1   MALAGUTI Alessandro
1   MANNION Gavin
1   MARTENS Paul
1   MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe
1   MARTINEZ Yannick
1   MAS BONET Lluis Guillermo
1   MCCABE Travis
1   MCCARTHY Jay
1   MCCORMICK Hayden
1   MCEVOY Jonathan
1   MEEUSEN Tom
1   MEGIAS LEAL Javier
1   MENUT David
1   METLUSHENKO Yuri
1   MEZGEC Luka
1   MINNAARD Marco
1   MOINARD Amaël
1   MOL Wouter
1   MORENO FERNANDEZ Daniel
1   MORENO HERNANDEZ Salvador
1   MORICE Julien
1   MOSCON Gianni
1   MOSES Joseph
1   MOSES Thomas
1   NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel
1   NIBALI Vincenzo
1   NOCENTINI Rinaldo
1   NOWAK Mateusz
1   NUYENS Nick
1   NYCH Artem
1   OOMEN Sam
1   O'SHEA Glenn
1   PARDILLA BELLON Sergio
1   PAREDES HERNANDEZ Jonathan Felipe
1   PATERSKI Maciej
1   PAULUS Daniel
1   PAUWELS Kevin
1   PETERS ALEX
1   PINOT Thibaut
1   PÖKÄLÄ Samuel
1   RAMIREZ BOTERO Carlos Mario
1   REIMER Martin
1   REKITA Szymon
1   REUS Kai
1   ROBERT Fréderique
1   ROE Timothy
1   ROLLAND Pierre
1   ROSSELER Sébastien
1   ROWE Luke
1   RUBIANO CHAVEZ Miguel Angel
1   RUJANO GUILLEN Jose Humberto
1   RUTKIEWICZ Marek
1   SBARAGLI Kristian
1   SCHLECHTER Pit
1   SCHWARZMANN Michael
1   SELANDER Bjorn
1   SELLA Emanuele
1   SERGENT Jesse
1   SHALUNOV Evgeny
1   SISKEVICIUS Evaldas
1   SIUTSOU Kanstantsin
1   SLATER Alistair
1   SLEURS Christophe
1   SMITH Dion
1   SQUIRE Robbie
1   STOSZ Patryk
1   SUTTON Christopher
1   SWEETING Robert
1   TANFIELD Harry
1   TARAMARCAZ Julien
1   TEKLEHAIMANOT GIRMAZION Daniel
1   TESHOME HAGOS Meron
1   THWAITES Scott
1   TIETEMA Bas
1   TORCKLER Michael
1   TSCHOPP Johann
1   TULIK Angelo
1   TXOPERENA MATXIKOTE Beñat
1   VALLEE Boris
1   VAN AERT Wout
1   VAN ASBROECK Tom
1   VAN EMPEL Etienne
1   VAN GINNEKEN Sjoerd
1   VAN MELSEN Kevin
1   VAN STAEYEN Kevin
1   VAN ZYL Johann
1   VANBILSEN Kenneth
1   VANENDERT Jelle
1   VEIKKANEN Jussi
1   VELITS Peter
1   VERHELST Louis
1   VERMOTE Alphonse
1   VERONA QUINTANILLA Carlos
1   VICHOT Arthur
1   VILELA Ricardo Augusto Afonso
1   VINK Michael
1   WARBASSE Larry
1   WATSON Calvin
1   WEGMANN Fabian
1   WOODS Michael
1   WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads
1   WYNANTS Maarten
1   WYSS Danilo
1   ZMORKA Marlen
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 09, 2015, 07:04
Crazy to see so many retired riders on that list
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 10, 2015, 17:24
some stats from Jancouver posted on CN




1   BRUN Frederic
1   BRUN Frédéric


Fyi dont think Brun is unique after all..  :D

Just as well cos that would have taken me to double figures
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 10, 2015, 18:16

Here you go, my big boys team, in order of value... Bold = unique (there are many)


SAGAN Peter
QUINTANA ROJAS Nauru Alexander
PINOT Thibault[
COLBRELLI Sonny
VAN BAARLE Dylan
RIBLON Christophe
CIMOLAI Davide
PREIDLER, Georg
QUINT ANA ROJAS Dayer Uberney
DEVENYNS Dries
KADRI Blel           
ELISSONDE Kenny
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
MALACARNE Davide
MAS BONET Lluis Guillermo
PAOLINI Luca
MOSER Moreno
POLJANSKI Pawel
CATTANEO Mattia
CURVERS Roy
KOLAR Michael
RATTO Daniele
DE GENDT Thomas
BANDIERA Marco
CERNY Josef
ALZATE ESCOBAR Carlos Eduardo
SIMION Paolo
STOSZ Patryk
THEVENOT Guillaume
NIBALI Antonio
BRUN Frederic
ISHIBASHI Manabu
NARDIN Alberto

9 Unique hehehehehe....  :o

I have a further 14 riders that less than 10 of you have picked

Therefore i have 23 riders that less than 10 of you have any faith in...  :lol :lol

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 10, 2015, 19:12
Heather maybe send skid a PM and ask him to change Brun's name, else you may miss points.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 10, 2015, 20:15
Or i might get them all... Mwwahaha
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 10, 2015, 20:29
I think picking Contador is a legitimate strategy. He won't double but he did break his leg last year so there's got to be room for improvement and he left you a lot of freedom with your other picks.

I didn't realize Paolini was so cheap. That's a good pick. He didn't seem to have any personal ambition last year but he still looked strong. There's always a reasonable chance that Kristoff could crash out of a race (or even the whole Spring :(). Plus he's so likeable.

Last year Luca was my unique pick... And he had a bad year.. This year he has said Kristoff will work for him at MSR.. Heres hoping
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 10, 2015, 21:06
105   LaFlorecita   1353

 :o

151   Trudgin   527

 :-x
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 10, 2015, 22:22
Or i might get them all... Mwwahaha

No because his name is Frédéric ;)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 11, 2015, 07:18
Barbie and Ewan nice way to start the RR season
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 11, 2015, 08:27
60 points Ewan for me

Flakemore breaks even well done me taking him out after I sent him in in my initial team :P ah well
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 11, 2015, 08:42
somewhere around 210 from OZ nats

my unique 0 pointer at NZ nats 16th, so no points was hoping to sneak a win
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: froome19 on January 12, 2015, 15:20
Ok, my teams was a very last minute affair and its likely that the final result will reflect that.

However, after a disappointing showing last year (a lot of that was thanks to Bikini Carlos *cough cough*), I decided to just gamble by adding both Purito & Froome, a bunch of talented mid range up and coming GC riders, a few must picks and then filling in the rest with random neo-pros picked out of a hat.

Froome & Purito have the ability to score big and they just seemed like the more logical picks over Sagan & Quintana so I went for them. Cavendish was a no-brainer and despite everything that went on last year, I am still a massive Carlos fan and will believe in him until the very end (which is nigh). Porte was a similar no-brainer. Barguil & Talansky were two rather large risks, they are talented and I would expect both of them to at least make back their scores, but out of all the raw GC talents out there I think those two were the most reasonably priced who have the ability to make an impact and really move up a level this year.

My other tactic was just to fill my team with riders who probably are utter rubbish, even though they were once good, but who knows? and I don't mind taking the risk and being pleasantly surprised, rather than not taking the risk and being annoyed that I missed out. So in went Brajkovic, De Gendt, Goss & Moser. Yates was a fanboy/talent pick. Who knows what he can do? He is definitely/probably overhyped but who cares?

Stannard was a no-brainer and so was his Sky team mate Henao, Dombrowski will probably/definitely flop this year, but I trust in his knee operation so much that I decided to add in Ludvigsson as well just in case the doctors are right and this knee operation actually happens to work.

And then a bunch of neo-pros because I basically ran out of budget and time.. so in went Koshevoy, Le Gac, La Tour, Flakemore (late addition in replacement of my second Le Gac), Kozhytaev, Andreeta and Van de Haar. I picked the two young FDJ neo-pro sprinters Manzin & Sarreau just in case one of them happens to turn out to be the next Bouhanni. Ewan just in case he happens to live up to the hype and Stuyven after a very promising first year in the Pro ranks. Lopez was a must have for the Avenir winner at that price, it is a shame he is riding for Astana though as their young riders appear to either to be banned, about to be banned, or have to work for Nibali.

My two biggest regrets were leaving out at the last minute (literally, just read the shoutbox last night!!) EBH & Elissonde. Elissonde just didn't show up last year. He is still very young and possibly very talented and in addition FDJ believe in him a lot, but I was 89 points over so out he went and in came Marko Kump. EBH is one of my favourite riders, but after all the disappointment I have suffered as a result of him and his dismal performances, he had to be the first riders to leave out when I realised I was terrible over budget.

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 12, 2015, 21:08
Update #1: In With the Old, In With the New

Well, here we are again in our first official update for the CQ Ranking Manager Game, and what better way to remind ourselves that this is a new season of the game where anyone can win than to have a tie for first place between a newcomer and the first winner of this game? Both newcomer Kjellus and 2011 winner ingsve had a fortuitous first week, with both the Aussie Road and TT champs on their team. Haussler was the highest scorer at 100 points, and so it's no surprise that the top 21 teams all have him (the highest without is the sceptic with a team of more than a few aussies and a kiwi scoring points). What gives our top 2 an advantage over Lortnoc in 3rd is the 4 (he's already got 4 more towards next update) points scored by Italian sprinting prospect Jakub Mareczko in the Vuelta al Tachira, the first time by my memory that a race other than Aus/NZ champs has affected the first week of the game.

So newcomer and vet share top spot, returning player Lortnoc holds down third (all had Haussler, Ewan, Porte, and an already-broke-even Flakemore), newcomer trackstand holds down fourth (Haussler, Ewan, Porte, Dennis, Howson - also a sidenote, trackstand is a friend I worked with as a bike courier who I convinced to give the game a try this year, so good first showing pal), and returning player Object holds down fifth. A good mix!

This week holds the rest of the 2.2 Tachira and the 2.2 Tour of Egypt, but the big boys come out and play at the 2.1 San Luis and WT Tour Down Under starting right at the end of the update, so this week may see a bit of a holding pattern, unlike last year when we had the Tropicale Amissa Bongo. Regardless, the game is afoot, and it's always fun to see the points pile up. Best of luck everyone!

Top 10:

1. Kjellus 268
1. ingsve 268
3. Lortnoc 264
4. trackstand 257
5. Object 251
6. ItalianGigolo 247
7. PeterB 240
8. Geraint Too Fast 225
9. (tie) Ruvu75, Multispeed, MADRAZO 214

Full spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/49vuhuu4x3f8q7p/CQ%202015%20update%201.xls?dl=0

(note on spreadsheet - I haven't cleaned up all of the tabs yet but this is the first update so the Rankings tab should have all you need. Also, I defaulted the Popular Picks teams and any late teams disqualified from the official game as ranked 156th; you can see them at the bottom of the rankings page and figure out where they would end up.)

edit: any feedback on the whole 'late teams' thing, please PM me - if you're not on CN forums, there has been a long discussion about it and I made the request for feedback by PM there too, just to keep the thread about the riders and teams themselves. Cheers.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on January 12, 2015, 21:58
Down in the basement with Zam and Trudgin.  :dizzy
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 12, 2015, 22:53
Here's an idea I've had that I've just posted on CN for some feedback as well:

we had briefly talked at the end of season last year about having a 'green jersey' type competition, to give people who are out of the overall something else to be interested in. The idea was that teams would get weekly points based on how they finished in certain weeks, much as riders at stage races get points for stage finishes. With all the team entry to take care of, I didn't get time to really work out how this would work for this year, but I think it would be fun to try.

I was thinking that every week we could assign points for teams based on the rank of their weekly finish, and then add those up over the year. The basic points system I was thinking of would be:

1st on the week - 30 points
2nd - 25
3rd - 22
4th - 19
5th - 17
6th - 15
7th-20th would be down increments of 1 point per place, so 14 points for 7th through 1 point for 20th.

This type of competition might reward people for getting unique picks that give them advantages in certain weeks, or for 'risking big' with expensive riders that might end up injured and hurt someone's overall chances, or who might not improve a ton from the previous year enough to really benefit your team, but are more likely to score big in a week. There are lots of possibilities, but I think it'd be a way of giving people something more than the overall to be interested in.

I had thoughts about weighting the weeks differently, like more points for a week where a GT ends than for something like next week that has 2.2 races and a stage of a 2.1 race. But not only is that too complicated, I think it'd take away from the competition - like, if you do well on the last week of a GT when all the GC points are awarded, you're probably doing quite well in the overall too, so maybe you don't really need to be doubly rewarded. At any rate, there's no real knowing how it'd shake out other than to try it, so I think I want to try it this year, just with equal points for each week, regardless of what kind of races are going on. Someone who wins next week would be someone who gets lucky with a couple of unique picks in small races - this would be akin to a breakaway getting lucky in a stage of a GT.

I can vaguely imagine that this could be tracked automatically on the spreadsheet, but to be cumulative we'd have to probably create something like the 'last week' sheet that someone would copy the cumulative rankings onto before a new update, and then another sheet with some formulas to calculate the weekly rankings. For now, I'm happily to collect, track and report on it separately. Does that sound pretty good?
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: oliveira on January 13, 2015, 02:13
This kind of ranking is a great idea. But if the idea is to keep the game alive for as many people as possible until the end of season, I think the points system should reward more the weekly win and less the regularity through the year. So I would consider a more top heavy point system as Tour's green jersey for a flat stage. Just to prevent that both games winner get decided after Vuelta, this way the last weeks of the season could make more impact in this competition.

1st   45
2nd  35
3rd   30
4th   26
5th   22
6th   20
7th   18
8th   16
9th   14
10th  12
11th  10
12th  8
13th  6
14th  4
15th  2

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 13, 2015, 04:46
I like the suggestion. I definitely came up with the points off the top of my head, didn't really check (other than memory) how to map it onto actual points from a cycling stage race, so I'd be happy to hear more feedback.

This kind of ranking is a great idea. But if the idea is to keep the game alive for as many people as possible until the end of season, I think the points system should reward more the weekly win and less the regularity through the year. So I would consider a more top heavy point system as Tour's green jersey for a flat stage. Just to prevent that both games winner get decided after Vuelta, this way the last weeks of the season could make more impact in this competition.

1st   45
2nd  35
3rd   30
4th   26
5th   22
6th   20
7th   18
8th   16
9th   14
10th  12
11th  10
12th  8
13th  6
14th  4
15th  2
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 13, 2015, 05:07
I like the idea

and people on equal get same points.


ps I know you said via pm skids yes we have a deadline,  but you would think we are playing for billions of dollars the way some go on. A couple might be last it should seem obvious if they cheated, more the merrier I say
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 13, 2015, 23:25
Down in the basement with Zam and Trudgin.  :dizzy

Dont worry, when the real racing starts we will drop Zammie like a stone...  :shh
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 14, 2015, 09:49
My teams for San luis and Down Under
Tour de San Luis (2.1)
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
GATTO Oscar

Tour Down Under (2.WT)
JUUL JENSEN Christopher
PORTE Richie
STANNARD Ian
CRADDOCK Lawson
MOSER Moreno
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 14, 2015, 09:58
San Luis

Cav
Betancur
Dombrowski
Sepulveda
McLay


TDU

Dillier
Stannard
Porte
De Gendt
Vallee
Manzin
Villella
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 14, 2015, 10:13
Oh we've started.... Read it and weep...

San Luis

Quintana, Nairo
Quintana, Dayer
Soler, Marc
Bandiera, Marco
Alzate, Carlos
Cattaneo, Mattia
Pibernil, Luka
Skjerping Kristoffer

PAOLINI LUCA


TDU

De Gendt, Thomas
KAdri, Blel
Riblon, Christophe
Kolar, Michael
Malacarne, Davide
Cimolai, Davide
Moser Moreno

Santany

Cerny, Josef
Skjerping,  Kristoffer
Van Baarle, Dylan
Boudat, Thomas
Carthy, Hugh


Young guns are highlighted..... Ooooo
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 14, 2015, 10:52
Quote
This is what game participant Oliveira suggested on velorooms, which is similar to Jancouver's suggestion, albeit less top-heavy. After doing some research it seems to be mapped on the TdF points for the last few years (this is still the scheme for this year, but the 9 flat stages have scaled up to 50, 30, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2).

1st 45
2nd 35
3rd 30
4th 26
5th 22
6th 20
7th 18
8th 16
9th 14
10th 12
11th 10
12th 8
13th 6
14th 4
15th 2

I really like the thematic idea of rewarding it as CQ TdF stages with the 80, 50, etc. I also like the idea of including more than 10 teams as there are over 150 teams, so more included the better, and modelling it after TdF points is cool too. If anyone else has a preference let me know and I'll decide before the next update.

I like that
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 16, 2015, 03:09
So there were a number of different ideas proposed for the 'green jersey' points between here and CN forums. All of these ideas have merit, so I'm just gonna go with my gut and pick the TdF scheme below. We'll see how it pans out.

1st 45
2nd 35
3rd 30
4th 26
5th 22
6th 20
7th 18
8th 16
9th 14
10th 12
11th 10
12th 8
13th 6
14th 4
15th 2

Now, I just figure to break ties, I can add up all the points for the spots people are tied for and average them, so ingsve and Kjellus tied for first, which is 45 + 35 = 80 points, so they'd each get 40 points. And the lowest you could get is 1 point each, so although you can get half etc points for splitting higher rankings, a tie at the bottom (like this week) would get no fewer than 1 point each team.

So, this week it looks like:

kjellus 40
ingsve 40
Lortnoc 30
trackstand 26
Object 22
ItalianGigolo 20
PeterB 18
Geraint Too Fast 16
Ruvu75 12
Multispeed 12
MADRAZO 12
Total Package 7
just some guy 7
Wallenquist, Popchu, merengues, martybart, Kazistuta, Hugo Koblet, Cykeltyven and *Falze* 1 point each

I'll figure out a way to reflect that on the spreadsheet, even if entry will be manual - I'll probably just add a tab with the cumulative and week-by-week point scores.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 16, 2015, 06:47
#vert # vert skids no gap if you want  :)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 17, 2015, 19:54
#vert # vert skids no gap if you want  :)

Nice, thanks. I really need to start playing around with the very basic things I can do on this board. Will try to incorporate some better graphics onto future updates.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 20, 2015, 20:20
this was posted on CN a couple of hours ago

Update 2: Revenge of the 2005 GT Podium

The somewhat whimsical Hollywood-movie-sequel-based title to this week's update reflects the fact that there was very little scoring done this week, which contained merely 2 2.2 races as a bridge between Aussie nationals and the TdU-TdSL double, but both races were won by blasts from the past. Jose Rujano, 3rd at the Giro ten years ago, won the Vuelta al Tachira despite not having a trade team. With 36 points, he has tripled his 2014 value. Francisco Mancebo, 3rd at the Vuelta ten years ago, won the Tour of Egypt with his Skydive Dubai team dominating. At 37 points, he's halfway to last year's total. Both riders may prove to be a deal despite limited racing opportunities, and this is reflected in this weeks standings.

If this week's movie is "Update 2: Revenge of the 2005 GT Podium", the trailer voiceover might go something like this: "Two men, forgotten and written off by their peers as has-beens. One week of slow racing news. Two races. Only one CQ Manager had the courage to believe in both." Ferminal somewhat amazingly had Rujano as a unique pick, and also was one of 3 participants to take a chance on Mancebo. As a result, his 73 points blows everyone else away this week. Hitch and search both picked Mancebo too, so they tie for 2nd, while DJ Sprtsch and Popchu benefit from unique picks to get 4th and 5th respectively. Tying for 6th through 21st is the group that picked Jakub Mareczko and got 4 points. For the other 134 participants, sorry, you got no points.

Small bit of housekeeping: BigMac, one of the first teams to enter, notified me that his team is under 25 riders, which neither of us noticed (I got mixed up at the quick glance that had his bottom rider on line 25, without correcting for the fact that the first few lines don't have riders). As I can't conceive of any possible benefit he'd get from having fewer riders (and being 191 points under the 7500 limit to boot), I'm allowing his team to stay in the game. Also, I received no late entries after last week, and have decided that the much-discussed Panda Claws team will simply be noted on the spreadsheet with an asterisk, for which folks can mentally correct the results if they so choose. The team won't be included in my 'green jersey' competition, but will remain on the results page as an unofficial entrant.

This week's top scorers:

1. Ferminal 73
2. Hitch 37
2. search 37
4. DJ Sprtsch 22
5. Popchu 15

This week's high movers:

1. Ferminal +39
2. Hitch +27
3. search +21
4. DJ Sprtsch +18
5. Popchu +6
5. Schleckamagurky +6

file (https://www.dropbox.com/s/td0s9rt5gnx24q1/CQ%202015%20update%202.xls?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 20, 2015, 20:48
Thanks JSG. I was at school (I teach at university) and posted the CN posting, only to then realize that I was having login issues at velorooms on the school computers. I was only able to get on here from home just now. Normally I post both simultaneously but it didn't work out this week. Definitely am not forgetting VR!

this was posted on CN a couple of hours ago

Update 2: Revenge of the 2005 GT Podium

The somewhat whimsical Hollywood-movie-sequel-based title to this week's update reflects the fact that there was very little scoring done this week, which contained merely 2 2.2 races as a bridge between Aussie nationals and the TdU-TdSL double, but both races were won by blasts from the past. Jose Rujano, 3rd at the Giro ten years ago, won the Vuelta al Tachira despite not having a trade team. With 36 points, he has tripled his 2014 value. Francisco Mancebo, 3rd at the Vuelta ten years ago, won the Tour of Egypt with his Skydive Dubai team dominating. At 37 points, he's halfway to last year's total. Both riders may prove to be a deal despite limited racing opportunities, and this is reflected in this weeks standings.

If this week's movie is "Update 2: Revenge of the 2005 GT Podium", the trailer voiceover might go something like this: "Two men, forgotten and written off by their peers as has-beens. One week of slow racing news. Two races. Only one CQ Manager had the courage to believe in both." Ferminal somewhat amazingly had Rujano as a unique pick, and also was one of 3 participants to take a chance on Mancebo. As a result, his 73 points blows everyone else away this week. Hitch and search both picked Mancebo too, so they tie for 2nd, while DJ Sprtsch and Popchu benefit from unique picks to get 4th and 5th respectively. Tying for 6th through 21st is the group that picked Jakub Mareczko and got 4 points. For the other 134 participants, sorry, you got no points.

Small bit of housekeeping: BigMac, one of the first teams to enter, notified me that his team is under 25 riders, which neither of us noticed (I got mixed up at the quick glance that had his bottom rider on line 25, without correcting for the fact that the first few lines don't have riders). As I can't conceive of any possible benefit he'd get from having fewer riders (and being 191 points under the 7500 limit to boot), I'm allowing his team to stay in the game. Also, I received no late entries after last week, and have decided that the much-discussed Panda Claws team will simply be noted on the spreadsheet with an asterisk, for which folks can mentally correct the results if they so choose. The team won't be included in my 'green jersey' competition, but will remain on the results page as an unofficial entrant.

This week's top scorers:

1. Ferminal 73
2. Hitch 37
2. search 37
4. DJ Sprtsch 22
5. Popchu 15

This week's high movers:

1. Ferminal +39
2. Hitch +27
3. search +21
4. DJ Sprtsch +18
5. Popchu +6
5. Schleckamagurky +6

file (https://www.dropbox.com/s/td0s9rt5gnx24q1/CQ%202015%20update%202.xls?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: AlyKaptan on January 21, 2015, 12:21
Got to say I'm pretty peeed of I forgot about Mancebo now. However I'm really happy about 2 of my young and rare picks: Sepulveda and Fernandez Ruben. Fernandez looked very good in TDU stage 2 finsihing 11th while Sepulveda was 4th in San Luis.

I also read an interview with Lobato saying he will help Fernandez for his TDU GC ambitions, so I'm really excited about this guy making a top 10 or even better in Australia.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 22, 2015, 19:41
#vert Weekly points competition update! #vert

So this was a quiet week in terms of actual CQ points, but the 'green jersey' portion of this game gives equal points every week. So Ferminal is rewarded for picking 2 quite unique riders by getting the full 45 points, with his 73 CQ points. Hitch and search, tied for 2nd, split the difference between 2nd (35) and 3rd (30) by each getting 32.5 points. DJ Sprtsch and Popchu get 26 and 22 points respectively, and everyone else from 6th to 21st split the remainder of the points equally - this works out to 6.875 points per team (I have decided to not round to the nearest point with the exception being that 1 point is the lowest a team can get. Cumulative points will be rounded to the nearest point for reporting purposes, but fractions of a point will still be tracked in the spreadsheet calculation.)

Full points totals after 2 weeks:

Rank Team Points
1 Kjellus 47
1 ingsve 47
3 Ferminal 45
4 The Hitch 33
4 search 33
6 Lortnoc 30
7 DJ Sprtsch 26
7 trackstand 26
9 Popchu 23
10 Object 22
11 ItalianGigolo 20
12 Ruvu75 19
12 Multispeed 19
12 MADRAZO 19
15 PeterB 18
16 Geraint Too Fast 16
17 Total Package 7
17 just some guy 7
19 topprak 7
19 the_sceptic 7
19 Schleckamagurky 7
19 Ruudz0r 7
19 nuvolablu 7
19 knallertjeblaf 7
19 hilltopfinisher 7
19 freshman 7
19 fauniera 7
19 CraZyCaLL 7
19 Ceramiche_Cauz 7
30 Wallenquist 1
30 merengues 1
30 martybart 1
30 Kazistuta 1
30 Hugo Koblet 1
30 Cykeltyven 1
30 *Falze* 1
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 23, 2015, 23:48
There should be a way to add Samu!! I want Samu
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 25, 2015, 16:37
Not sure how I will go TBH everyone almost has little Ritchie

but picked up points in both races and some low end GC points - looks like D-Ski will be in profit and Moser might be ok

Jani picked up a few here and there, Barbie looking to be this years Gerro ( well here is hoping)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 26, 2015, 10:27
Someone on CN said they got 780 odd points jeepers maybe my ok was a bit meh  :o
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 26, 2015, 10:50
Dennis, Porte, Dumoulin... yikes
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 26, 2015, 19:42
Update 3: You Don't Mess With the Rohan

If last week's CQ results called to mind a bad movie sequel title, this week's suggested a possible sequel title to a bad movie. But it all played out according to script for those who picked Rohan Dennis, the winner of the first WT event this season and leader of the overall standings. The 16 CQ Managers who picked him are taking a break from working on their letters petitioning CQ to include the Hour Record as a points-scoring event long enough to celebrate the victory. A mere 3 Managers are celebrating a different success in Dani Diaz, who convincingly took the 2.1 ranked San Luis. Although, given the lack of CQ points in South American races, this may be the high point of his year. After the first 2 weeks of the game, the leading team had 272 points - Dennis alone got 327 this week, so obviously this leads to a big shakeup in the standings. Chief amongst the beneficiaries is newcomer Vesica, who with Dennis, Porte, and unique pick Dumoulin, had a leg up on everyone else, and as a result takes the top spot for both the week and overall.

Weekly Top Scorers:

1. Vesica 823
2. Object 747
3. Armchair Cyclist 745
4. nepetalactone 729
5. trackstand 715

Weekly High Movers:

1. RoudeLeiw +81
2. asdfgh101 +74
3. will10 +67
4. Jakob747 +50
5. DJ Sprtsch +46

Like I said, quite a bit of movement. At the other end of the spectrum, in the 'live by the unique picks, die by the unique picks' vein of things, badbrainaj drops 97 places after getting some points at Aussie nats but having no insanely popular picks like Porte or Dombro or Cav to keep pace at a time before most of his lineup has even begun their season. Also, DJ Sprtsch appears on the weekly high movers list for the second week in a row, a feat that can't be too common in the history of this game, given that big movement one week will usually put you high enough that you don't have that much further to go.

File at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8s0gxqxswt0ukua/CQ%202015%20update%203.xls?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/8s0gxqxswt0ukua/CQ%202015%20update%203.xls?dl=0Spreadsheet at dropbox)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 27, 2015, 08:44
Update 3: You Don't Mess With the Rohan

If last week's CQ results called to mind a bad movie sequel title, this week's suggested a possible sequel title to a bad movie. But it all played out according to script for those who picked Rohan Dennis, the winner of the first WT event this season and leader of the overall standings. The 16 CQ Managers who picked him are taking a break from working on their letters petitioning CQ to include the Hour Record as a points-scoring event long enough to celebrate the victory. A mere 3 Managers are celebrating a different success in Dani Diaz, who convincingly took the 2.1 ranked San Luis. Although, given the lack of CQ points in South American races, this may be the high point of his year. After the first 2 weeks of the game, the leading team had 272 points - Dennis alone got 327 this week, so obviously this leads to a big shakeup in the standings. Chief amongst the beneficiaries is newcomer Vesica, who with Dennis, Porte, and unique pick Dumoulin, had a leg up on everyone else, and as a result takes the top spot for both the week and overall.

Weekly Top Scorers:

1. Vesica 823
2. Object 747
3. Armchair Cyclist 745
4. nepetalactone 729
5. trackstand 715

Weekly High Movers:

1. RoudeLeiw +81
2. asdfgh101 +74
3. will10 +67
4. Jakob747 +50
5. DJ Sprtsch +46

Like I said, quite a bit of movement. At the other end of the spectrum, in the 'live by the unique picks, die by the unique picks' vein of things, badbrainaj drops 97 places after getting some points at Aussie nats but having no insanely popular picks like Porte or Dombro or Cav to keep pace at a time before most of his lineup has even begun their season. Also, DJ Sprtsch appears on the weekly high movers list for the second week in a row, a feat that can't be too common in the history of this game, given that big movement one week will usually put you high enough that you don't have that much further to go.

File at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8s0gxqxswt0ukua/CQ%202015%20update%203.xls?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/8s0gxqxswt0ukua/CQ%202015%20update%203.xls?dl=0Spreadsheet at dropbox)


via twitter skids Roubiax

Quote
Cheers, JSG! Don't know what's the problem (and it's not the first time this season), but I can't see my team on the sheet. I'm not the only
Delete this direct message
 CafeRoubaix
one who was difficulties, I click on it and nothing happens. And not just my team.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: mc_mountain on January 27, 2015, 19:21
via twitter skids Roubiax

Might be that the hyperlink target is just Roubaix and not Roubaix.A1 as some of the others are? it works ok if you download the spreadsheet just not while you view it at dropbox.  otherwise not sure why...
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on January 27, 2015, 19:44
yes, the Hyperlink is not set correctly for a number of teams - maybe for all new ones?! (Cafe Roubaix asked for his name to be changed for the 2015 edition, which might be the reason that the old link is not working anymore in his case)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 28, 2015, 04:08
Totally forgot...

Green Jersey Competition!!


This week I added a tab (last tab on the spreadsheet; I will move it to the front next week so it's more easily accessible) tracking the weekly 'points competition'. Here are this week's points - no ties as there were in the first two weeks, mainly due to so many riders scoring.

Team Points Wk3
Vesica 45
Object 35
Armchair cyclist 30
nepetalactone 26
trackstand 22
PeterB 20
Handbrake 18
theyoungest 16
Roderick 14
ansimi 12
skidmark 10
Blues in the bottle 8
Yellow Knight 6
tom_jelte 4
will10 2

And the total top 10:

Rank Team Points
1 Object 57
2 trackstand 48
3 Kjellus 47
3 ingsve 47
5 Vesica 45
5 Ferminal 45
7 PeterB 38
8 The Hitch 33
8 search 33
10 Armchair cyclist 30
10 Lortnoc 30

So we're already seeing some separation from the top 10 overall - many names are similar, but guys like ingsve and kjellus who won the first week but are down in the 20s now in ranking are still quite high in the points rankings. We will see how this competition heats up!
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 28, 2015, 04:14
yes, the Hyperlink is not set correctly for a number of teams - maybe for all new ones?! (Cafe Roubaix asked for his name to be changed for the 2015 edition, which might be the reason that the old link is not working anymore in his case)

Hmm, yeah. That explains what I noticed today when I tried to check all the teams above me, and some of them didn't work on the dropbox window... it WAS all the new ones. Shoot! I thought I was doing hyperlinks the way I did last year, but I must not have been. They work on the downloaded files, but not on the window that pops up on the dropbox link. Anyone that knows about more about how that works know how I might have messed up? I'll try to fix it for next week, but I'm going on a trip from Wednesday until Sunday so it might be hard without some help. I mean, I guess it's not urgent; I'm just mostly curious.

But yeah, for now tell Roubaix that's what's up; the downloaded actual file works fine.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on January 28, 2015, 07:05
They work on the downloaded files, but not on the window that pops up on the dropbox link.

I actually tested them on excel, not on dropbox directly, and it didn't work for me - neither with the old version on my laptop, nor with the new one on my desktop pc
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 28, 2015, 09:40
quiet a few riders this week

Cadel Classic

EWAN Caleb
GOSS Matthew
HAUSSLER Heinrich
PORTE Richie
STANNARD Ian
MOSER Moreno

Marseillaise
HIVERT Jonathan
DAMUSEAU Thomas

*es fun in the sun
SCHUMACHER Stefan
COPPEL Jérome
THURAU Bjorn
NERZ Dominik
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
ROELANDTS Jurgen
BOUDAT Thomas

think that is it
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 28, 2015, 21:27
Challenge Mallora (4x 1.1)
LASCA Francesco
ROLLIN Dominique
VERHELST Louis
HOLST ENGER Sondre
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
MOHORIC Matej

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (1.1)
EWAN Caleb
MOSER Moreno
PORTE Richie
STANNARD Ian

Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise (1.1)
ELISSONDE Kenny
HIVERT Jonathan

hoping for 100
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on January 29, 2015, 11:36
mmh, Hivert to win GP Marseillaise I guess


Mallorca Challenge

VISCONTI Giovanni
BOUDAT Thomas
SCHUMACHER Stefan
WEGMANN Fabian

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

GOSS Matthews
EARLE Nathan
STANNARD Ian

Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise

HIVERT Jonathan
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 30, 2015, 10:15
Cool stats from Peter B on CN

Quote
I was trying to make up what else I could be doing instead of doing some actual work, and this little piece of statistics came out of it

I got an idea to look at, riders from which nations are most popular in this year's game. My analysis is not entirely precise and may have some flaws because I used 2014 ranking as the source and some riders were not in it, and I was too lazy to look up country for them, so whoever wishes to improve this is welcome to do so.

First I counted each pick separately, i.e. if a rider was picked 100 times, his nationality counted 100 times too. This approach shows, riders from which countries were most attractive to us. Here the most popular country is Italy, closely followed by Colombia and Australia:
1. ITA 12.2%
2. COL 11.9%
3. AUS 10.4%
4. FRA 9.6%
5. GBR 8.6%
6. BEL 8.0%
7. NED 6.6%
8. USA 5.4%
9. SLO 3.1%
10.NOR 3.0%

Then, I counted each rider only once, i.e. disregarding popularity. This result indicates how deep we went within pools of available riders from each nation. Here the winner was Italy again, with France and Belgium second and closely third:
1. ITA 13.5%
2. FRA 9.4%
3. BEL 9.2%
4. NED 6.9%
5. AUS 4.6%
5. USA 4.6%
7. COL 4.3%
8. ESP 3.9%
8. GBR 3.9%
10. GER 3.1%

Finally, I analysed full 2014 ranking to see what the distribution is among all ranked riders. Italy tops also this ranking, with France and Belgium second and third again:
1. ITA 8.0%
2. FRA 7.7%
3. BEL 6.6%
4. NED 5.4%
5. ESP 4.2%
6. GER 3.7%
7. COL 3.3%
8. AUS 3.0%
9. USA 2.9%
10. RUS 2.7%

A couple of my conclusions from all of this:

- We are in general relatively country-neutral in terms of picking riders to teams. We tend to pick more riders from those countries, which simply offer more riders to choose from (as the same countries top the 2nd and 3rd list). If a country has bigger share overall, we even tend to pick its riders more often (riders from top countries have 1.5-times bigger share than their normal share, with the exception of Spain, Germany, and Russia).

- Spain, Germany, and Russia are missing from the 1st list, which indicates that their riders, although represented by reasonable though relatively lower share of riders in our teams than their normal share, were in general relatively less popular. Russian riders are particularly low in popularity ranking, and to some extent also Belgian and Italian ones, as these nations improved their share if popularity effect was removed.

- On the other hand, some countries stand out a bit. Those riders from Colombia, Australia and Great Britain, which were picked, were generally among more popular picks. Therefore they rank higher in the 1st list, than in the 2nd. I don't think this is a surprise that there is some positive bias towards these nations among us CQ managers on this forum...
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 30, 2015, 21:59

Mallorca

Skjerping
Van Baarle
Boudat
Carthy
Mas Bonet

Marseilleaise

Pinot
Ellisonde
Carthy
Barbero

Cadel

Nardin
Moser

And of course Samuuuuuuuuuu

But i dont have him
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on February 01, 2015, 14:10
Dubai Tour

Simion
CIMOLAI
Pibernik
Curvers
Kolar
Ratto

Qatar

Simion
Devenyns
Preidler
Paolini
Sagan

Oman

POLJANSKI
Sagan
Paolini
Pinot
Preidler
Devenyns
Chirico
Andreetta
Colbrelli


Oman is mine!!!
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 01, 2015, 14:37
Dubai Tour (2.HC)
RUFFONI Nicola
KÜNG Stefan
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael
RATTO Daniele


Tour of Qatar (2.HC)
RUFFONI Nicola
ROLLIN Dominique
SENECHAL Florian
BLYTHE Adam
PAOLINI Luca
STANNARD Ian
JUUL JENSEN Christopher

Tour of Oman (2.HC)
ROLLIN Dominique
SENECHAL Florian
ELISSONDE Kenny
BLYTHE Adam
PAOLINI Luca
POLJANSKI Pawel
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 01, 2015, 15:04
Etoile de Bessèges

BOUDAT Thomas
HIVERT Jonathan
DAMUSEAU Thomas
SCHUMACHER Stefan
JANS Roy
JUNGELS Bob

Herald Sun Tour
EWAN Caleb
GOSS Matthew
MORTON Lachlan

Dubai Tour
CAVENDISH Mark
BRAJKOVIč Janez

Tour of Qatar
OFFREDO Yoann
HAUSSLER Heinrich
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
STANNARD Ian
STUYVEN Jasper

Tour of Oman
GOSS Matthew
NERZ Dominik
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 01, 2015, 15:40
Challenge Mallora (4x 1.1)
LASCA Francesco
ROLLIN Dominique
VERHELST Louis
HOLST ENGER Sondre
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
MOHORIC Matej

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (1.1)
EWAN Caleb
MOSER Moreno
PORTE Richie
STANNARD Ian

Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise (1.1)
ELISSONDE Kenny
HIVERT Jonathan

hoping for 100

So far
Lasca 6 + 9 = 15
Enger 5
Moser 24
Stannard 5
Porte 5
total 54

see what Hivert can do in France
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on February 01, 2015, 15:46
Dubai Tour (2.HC)
RUFFONI Nicola
KÜNG Stefan
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael
RATTO Daniele


Tour of Qatar (2.HC)
RUFFONI Nicola
ROLLIN Dominique
SENECHAL Florian
BLYTHE Adam
PAOLINI Luca
STANNARD Ian
JUUL JENSEN Christopher

Tour of Oman (2.HC)
ROLLIN Dominique
SENECHAL Florian
ELISSONDE Kenny
BLYTHE Adam
PAOLINI Luca
POLJANSKI Pawel

No Elissonde in Asia...
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 01, 2015, 15:48
So far
Lasca 6 + 9 = 15
Enger 5
Moser 24
Stannard 5
Porte 5
total 54

see what Hivert can do in France

5th or 6th 32 or 28 results still coming in

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 01, 2015, 15:56
5th or 6th 32 or 28 results still coming in

Yeah 5th provisonal results said Feillu 5th but saw the pic and was pretty sure that was Hivert :cool

54+32 = 86 not bad :cool
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 01, 2015, 15:58
No Elissonde in Asia...

you sure, he's on the startlist (but there are 10 for FDJ)

would suck as he's my only hope for GC
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on February 01, 2015, 16:16
you sure, he's on the startlist (but there are 10 for FDJ)

would suck as he's my only hope for GC

Not on PCS.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on February 01, 2015, 16:33
he will go to Andalucia instead
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 01, 2015, 16:39
he will go to Andalucia instead
Not on PCS.

thx not too bad then
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 01, 2015, 18:03
Yeah 5th provisonal results said Feillu 5th but saw the pic and was pretty sure that was Hivert :cool

54+32 = 86 not bad :cool

92 for me
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on February 01, 2015, 18:37
not many points for me apart from those from Hivert, as expected more or less. Next week could be better I hope...

Dubai Tour

LUTSENKO Alexey
RUFFONI Nicola
OSS Daniel
CAVENDISH Mark
POZZATO Filippo
VISCONTI Giovanni
MANCEBO Francesco

Herald Sun Tour

GOSS Matthews

Etoile de Bessèges

BOUDAT Thomas
HIVERT Jonathan
SEPULVEDA Eduardo
SCHUMACHER Stefan
JUNGELS Bob

G.P. Costa degli Etruschi

FAVILLI Elia
WEGMANN Fabian

Tour of Qatar

WESTRA Lieuwe
RUFFONI Nicola
DEVENYNS Dries
POZZATO Filippo
MODOLO Sacha
STANNARD Ian
STUYVEN Jasper
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 02, 2015, 14:56
I only have Hivert in Bessèges, Ewan in Herald Sun Tour and The Cat in GP Etruschi
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on February 03, 2015, 15:08
Update 4: The Italian Job

Take a week with a scattering of 1.1 races in different parts of the globe, a start to the European season where form is uncertain and the big names aren't all in action yet, and you're bound to get a CQ game result where teams with less popular riders end up on top. So it's fitting that the game's least popular team out of 155 teams - Zam Olyas' all-Italian team - comes out on top this week by a significant margin. From being one of 5 teams to pick Pelucchi, to being one of 11 teams to pick Formolo, 9 to pick Viviani, 16 to pick Visconti... it all came together for Zam's team with 48 points here, 40 points there. A low scoring week for most, it didn't shake up the overall classification too much, but it was an entertaining week to see whose teams scored with which riders.

This Week's Top Scorers

1. Zam Olyas 385
2. jeroenk 246
3. ray200 223
4. afpm 90
5. LaVelocipede 194
5. martinaagard 194

Interesting note: below this point, there are 5 teams tied for 10th place on the week with 163 points, but none of them have the same collection of riders. Just thought that was a rather notable and unique situation.

This Week's High Movers

1. ray200 (+61)
2. jeroenk (+54)
3. LaVelocipede (+48)
4. Ludwig_ (+43)
5. afpm90 (+38)

Top 10

Rank Up/down Team Points
1 (-) Vesica 1106
2 (-) Object 1081
3 (-) trackstand 1067
4 (+2) Armchair cyclist 1023
5 (-) nepetalactone 1015
6 (-2) PeterB 1013
7 (-) ansimi 969
8 (+1) Roderick 967
9 (-1) Blues in the bottle 956
10 (+1) theyoungest 905

Green jersey summary to follow.

File at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s3kijpogvtzc8nv/CQ%202015%20update%204.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 03, 2015, 15:25
Skids can mean score for the week as well?

ie the average score was 67 this week

always good to know if above or below average  :-x
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: AlyKaptan on February 03, 2015, 15:55
30th.. :D! And none of my top 3 riders scored 1 point yet. I don't know if I should be happy or not about that...

For this week:

Dubai

BOOM Lars
VISCONTI Giovanni
LUDVIGSSON Tobias
POZZATO Filippo
BRAJKOVIC Janez
ZURLO Federico

Etoile de Bessèges

SEPULVEDA Eduardo
COQUARD Bryan
LATOUR Pierre-Roger


Herald

EWAN Caleb

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 03, 2015, 18:03

This Week's Top Scorers

1. Zam Olyas 385


 :shh :shh :shh :shh :cool ;)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on February 03, 2015, 19:51
not many points for me apart from those from Hivert, as expected more or less. Next week could be better I hope...

Dubai Tour

[...]

Herald Sun Tour

[...]

Etoile de Bessèges

[...]

G.P. Costa degli Etruschi

[...]

Tour of Qatar

[...]

+ a race I missed...

National Championships Colombia - Road Race

BETANCUR Carlos
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on February 03, 2015, 22:08


This Week's Top Scorers

1. Zam Olyas 385

n

You can thank me later Zammie.... I caused your soaring success by boasting... Now im eating humble pie, again

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 04, 2015, 13:01
Quote
Hello, JSG! Still have the problems with the main CQ game. When I click on the team, I get Reference is not valid, doesn't matter I check
 CafeRoubaix
it on the website or I have it on my PC. Is there something that needs to be changed there, so I cna see my team? Can you please ask?

From Roubaix again

can the powers have a look I assume it is not just him so might be others as well
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on February 04, 2015, 13:21
until it is fixed he should still be able to access his team using the tabs at the very bottom
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 04, 2015, 14:07
Roubaix said thanks Search it worked  :)
until it is fixed he should still be able to access his team using the tabs at the very bottom
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 06, 2015, 12:09
Hate myself for not selecting Manuele. He was on my team from 2012 to 2014 :(
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 06, 2015, 12:41
2 wins a 2nd and 3rd yesterday - not too bad
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 09, 2015, 05:02
Team JSG won 2 stage races, picked up some random points in GC

my 2 0 pointers are now in profit

Hivert and Jans started accounts not too bad a week, not sure at a guess how good I assume most have Jungle Bob and Cav combo
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on February 09, 2015, 16:14
Update #5: the asian scores a continent of points; trackstand waits for the right moment and sprints to first

February has begun, and things are getting serious, CQ-points-wise. With two of the most popular picks in Cavendish and Ewan scoring some good points in their respective races the points were always going to be high, but the winner scoring almost 700 points in a week in early February is quite impressive. 29 teams had over 500 points this week; to give some perspective, last week's leader had just over 1100 points cumulative. Needless to say, there are some changes.

With five continents hosting races with a decent chunk of CQ points this week (African and Colombian championships, Besseges in Europe, Dubai in Asia, HST in Oz), it's fitting that our weekly leader's name suggests an entire continent unto itself. the asian takes top spot by the nearest of margins - there were several teams who had the big winners from all 3 stage races (Meyer, Cav, Jungels), but the asian decided to pick Uran as well, who scored 90 points from the nationals. Second place Ceramiche_Cauz went a different route with Degenkolb instead of Meyer, and finished a mere 2 points back of the weekly win.

This Week's Top Scorers


Rank Team Points this week
1 the asian 674
2 Ceramiche_Cauz 672
3 Tuarts 646
4 Jancouver 629
5 ironted 625

In the realm of High Movers, the top 2 also take the cake, with the asian moving a ludicrous 82 places up the standings. All in all, there was a lot of movement, with 28 teams moving up more than 20 points, and 29 teams moving downward at least that much.

This Week's High Movers

Rank Team Up/down
1 the asian (+82)
2 Ceramiche_Cauz (+63)
3 uspostal (+59)
4 ironted (+56)
5 Tuarts (+52)

I never came back to the Green Jersey competition last week, sorry guys. In short, the contest is a mix of top overall contenders and opportunists who score high in a given week, which was as I had hoped to begin with. Zam won last week and got 45 points, as the asian did this week. Of our 5 weekly winners, only the week 1 co-winners of kjellus and ingsve have gotten more points since, but it's Object with a 2nd and 5th so far that is in the lead. As of now, there are 72 teams who have scored at least a point.

Points Competition Totals


Rank Team Points
1 Object 57
2 ingsve 55
3 trackstand 48
4 Kjellus 47
5 Zam_Olyas 45
5 the asian 45
5 Ferminal 45
5 Vesica 45
9 Ceramiche_Cauz 42
10 jeroenk 41


In the overall, Vesica's reign at the top comes crashing down to earth with the same 'live by the unique pick, die by not having enough popular picks' credo that brought Zam to the top of the weekly charts last week. After reaching the top due to the savvy pick of Dennis but also the unique pick of Dumoulin, Vesica drops to 8th due to not having Cavendish. It's fitting that, on the weekend of Dennis' hour record on the track, one of his beneficiaries in this game is named trackstand. After hanging around the podium for a few weeks, this week was enough to convincingly separate himself from the pack, nursing a lead of nearly 100 points.

Top 10 Overall

Rank Up/down Team Points
1 (+2) trackstand 1579
2 (+4) PeterB 1487
3 (+1) Armchair cyclist 1473
4 (-2) Object 1456
5 (+5) theyoungest 1435
6 (+2) Roderick 1432
7 (+2) Blues in the bottle 1404
8 (-1) ansimi 1386
9 (-8) Vesica 1343
10 (+5) Geraint Too Fast 1323


link at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7g7tzv03wil3zrs/CQ%202015%20update%205.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 09, 2015, 17:04
+13 490 points 4 riders in profit up to 29th not to bad a week

need Barbie Stannard, Struyven to score well Qatar GC

Barbie and Struyven keep missing sprint points  :angry
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on February 09, 2015, 17:38
That fat wastrel may be many of our downfalls.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 09, 2015, 18:29
+13 490 points 4 riders in profit up to 29th not to bad a week

need Barbie Stannard, Struyven to score well Qatar GC

Barbie and Struyven keep missing sprint points  :angry

In 4 stages Dubai 2 Qatar I got 6 stage top 10

0 points :angry
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 13, 2015, 13:12
qatar ok ish I guess 4th, 8th, 12th and 25th on GC

Whish alsomeans Offredo is off the Markas well :win
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 13, 2015, 14:01
Tour of Oman
GOSS Matthew
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
NERZ Dominik

Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia
CAVENDISH Mark
THURAU Bjorn

Clasica de Almeria
CAVENDISH Mark

Volta ao Algarve
GESINK Robert
ROELANDTS Jurgen
PORTE Richie
THURAU Bjorn
JANS Roy

Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol
FROOME Christopher
JUNGELS Bob
COPPEL Jérome
BRAJKOVIč Janez
SCHUMACHER Stefan

think that is it
Nope

Oceania RR

Torckler
Roe
MORTON

Trofeo Laigueglia
ATAPUMA John Darwin
MOSER Moreno
DOMBROWSKI Joe
HIVERT Jonathan

21 of team JSG riding this week
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 13, 2015, 18:58
Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia (1.1)
STYBAR Zdenek
ELISSONDE Kenny
RATTO Daniele

Clasica de Almeria (1.1)
LASCA Francesco
STYBAR Zdenek
HOLST ENGER Sondre
GATTO Oscar
RATTO Daniele
ELISSONDE Kenny

hmmm see how we go

Next week's startlists all ready

La Tropicale Amissa Bongo (2.1)
-

Tour of Oman (2.HC)
ROLLIN Dominique
SENECHAL Florian
BLYTHE Adam
PAOLINI Luca
POLJANSKI Pawel
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt

Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol (2.1)
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael
LASCA Francesco
ELISSONDE Kenny
RATTO Daniele

Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta (2.1)
STYBAR Zdenek
GESINK Robert
PORTE Richie

Trofeo Laigueglia (1.HC)
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
MOSER Moreno
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
MOHORIC Matej
GATTO Oscar
STORTONI Simone
RUFFONI Nicola
HIVERT Jonathan

Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var-matin (2.1)
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
VERHELST Louis
HIVERT Jonathan
GATTO Oscar
STORTONI Simone
GAUDIN Damien

this is good.. Alberto starting his season, if he does not score 100 points I will be a sad panda :D Hope I can score at least 200 for the week
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 13, 2015, 19:04
Tour of Oman
GOSS Matthew
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
NERZ Dominik

Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia
CAVENDISH Mark
THURAU Bjorn

Clasica de Almeria
CAVENDISH Mark

Volta ao Algarve
GESINK Robert
ROELANDTS Jurgen
PORTE Richie
THURAU Bjorn
JANS Roy

Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol
FROOME Christopher
JUNGELS Bob
COPPEL Jérome
BRAJKOVIč Janez
SCHUMACHER Stefan

think that is it
Nope

Oceania RR

Torckler
Roe
MORTON

Trofeo Laigueglia
ATAPUMA John Darwin
MOSER Moreno
DOMBROWSKI Joe
HIVERT Jonathan

21 of team JSG riding this week

OPPS forgot a race

Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var-matin

ATAPUMA John Darwin
HIVERT Jonathan
DAMUSEAU Thomas
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on February 13, 2015, 21:00
Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia (1.1)
Cavendish


Clasica de Almeria (1.1)
Cavendish
Bakelants
Van Lerberghe


La Tropicale Amissa Bongo (2.1)
McLay


Tour of Oman (2.HC)
Meintjes
EBH
Senechal
Teuns
Harley Goss


Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol (2.1)
Bakelants
Vervaeke



Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta (2.1)
Porte
Nordhaug
Gesink
Henao Seb



Trofeo Laigueglia (1.HC)
Teuns
Ruffoni
Dombrowski


Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var-matin (2.1)
Sepulveda
Reza


Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on February 14, 2015, 12:23

Murcia

Malacarne
Elissonde
Ratto

Almeria

Cerny
Kadri
Riblon
Malacarne
Bandiera
Ratto
Elissonde

Amissa Bongo

?????

Oman

Poljanski
Sagan
Paolini
Pinot
Preidler
Devenyns
Colbrelli

Algarve

Malacarne
Van Baarle
Mas Bonet

Ruta del Sol

Elissonde
Kadri
Riblon
Ratto

Trofeo Laigueglia

Cattaneo
Atapuma
Moser
Simion
Brun
Nibali A
Ishibashi

Cycliste De-Haut Var-Matin

Atapuma
Curvers
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 14, 2015, 12:30
Reinardt 71 points in 10 days :lol all in national and continental championships :cool
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 14, 2015, 12:58
slight changes to my teams Gaudin riding Haut Var and Reinardt in Oman instead of Andalucia

25 of my riders active  :cool
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on February 14, 2015, 15:27
Ive got 30 riders in the above races between big boys and youth... :D
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on February 14, 2015, 17:33
40 points from Stybar today, some more to come next week I hope

GP Laguna

KUMP Marko

Clasica de Almeria

CAVENDISH Mark
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk

La Tropicale Amissa Bongo

MANCEBO Francesco

Tour of Oman

LUTSENKO Alexey
WESTRA Lieuwe
EARLE Nathan
POZZATO Filippo
MODOLO Sacha
GOSS Matthew
DEVENYNS Dries

Vuelta a Andalucia

VISCONTI Giovanni
JUNGELS Bob
SCHUMACHER Stefan

Volta ao Algarve

ŠTYBAR Zdeněk
PORTE Richie
GESINK Robert

Trofeo Laigueglia

ATAPUMA John Darwin
STORTONI Simone
RUFFONI Nicola
WEGMANN Fabian
HIVERT Jonathan
FAVILLI Elia

Tour du Haut Var

ATAPUMA John Darwin
STORTONI Simone
WEGMANN Fabian
SEPULVEDA Eduardo
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 14, 2015, 18:13
Tour of Oman
GOSS Matthew
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
NERZ Dominik

Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia
CAVENDISH Mark
THURAU Bjorn

Clasica de Almeria
CAVENDISH Mark

Volta ao Algarve
GESINK Robert
ROELANDTS Jurgen
PORTE Richie
THURAU Bjorn
JANS Roy

Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol
FROOME Christopher
JUNGELS Bob
COPPEL Jérome
BRAJKOVIč Janez
SCHUMACHER Stefan

think that is it
Nope

Oceania RR

Torckler
Roe
MORTON

Trofeo Laigueglia
ATAPUMA John Darwin
MOSER Moreno
DOMBROWSKI Joe
HIVERT Jonathan

21 of team JSG riding this week
OPPS forgot a race

Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var-matin

ATAPUMA John Darwin
HIVERT Jonathan
DAMUSEAU Thomas

FAVILLI Elia


I keep forgetting  :angry

1 more rider in *it on the 19th
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 15, 2015, 15:33
4th place for Kump, 7 points, but won the peloton sprint so a good sign ;)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 15, 2015, 17:34
Cav loves a sh*tty small race win.

I know most have him, but looking like a big year for him
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 15, 2015, 17:59
Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia (1.1)
STYBAR Zdenek 40

Clasica de Almeria (1.1)
GATTO Oscar 16

GP Laguna (1.2)
KUMP Marko 7

Tour of Qatar (2.HC)
ROLLIN Dominique 5
PAOLINI Luca 5
STANNARD Ian 87
BLYTHE Adam 17
RUFFONI Nicola 3

African Cycling Championships (CC)
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt 29

total: 209

Not bad not bad go team Florry :) :cool
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 15, 2015, 18:21
Florry update

NamePointsReturn
PORTE Richie27867%
EWAN Caleb110116%
STANNARD Ian9739%
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt7136%
HIVERT Jonathan5331%
GATTO Oscar4425%
MOSER Moreno4147%
STYBAR Zdenek406%
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd40400%
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael224%
BLYTHE Adam1711%
LASCA Francesco1519%
KUMP Marko725%
JUUL JENSEN Christopher51.5%
KÜNG Stefan55%
ENGER Sondre Holst54%
PAOLINI Luca55%
ROLLIN Dominique5N/A
RUFFONI Nicola32.5%

yet to score:
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto
GESINK Robert
SENECHAL Florian
CRADDOCK Lawson
ELISSONDE Kenny
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
VERHELST Louis
POLJANSKI Pawel
GAUDIN Damien
RATTO Daniele
MOHORIC Matej
STORTONI Simone
BOUHANNI Rayane

Big week coming up with Alberto starting his season :cool
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on February 15, 2015, 21:12
Happy days for me with Cav and Meintjes
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 16, 2015, 08:21
Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia (1.1)
STYBAR Zdenek 40

Clasica de Almeria (1.1)
GATTO Oscar 16

GP Laguna (1.2)
KUMP Marko 7

Tour of Qatar (2.HC)
ROLLIN Dominique 5
PAOLINI Luca 5
STANNARD Ian 87
BLYTHE Adam 17
RUFFONI Nicola 3

African Cycling Championships (CC)
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt 29

total: 209

Not bad not bad go team Florry :) :cool

about 300 for me I think Cav´s 80 helped a lot  :D
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on February 16, 2015, 15:11
Bit of spare time so here are my riders for this week

Tropicale Amissa Bongo
None

Tour of Oman
Zardini
Offredo
Barguil
Boasson Hagen


Ruta  Del Sol
Geniez
Elissonde


Volta ao Algarve
Porte


Trofeo Laigueglia
None


Tour du Haut Var-matin
Chetout
Reza

Only 9 racing in anger...
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on February 16, 2015, 16:05
Update #7: greenedge has the edge, trackstand stays in place atop leaderboard

A quieter week all around as the Tour of Qatar took most of the CQ points - two Spanish 1.1 races gave some points, especially to the majority that have Cav, and continental championships tended to benefit those with African riders such as Meintjes and Grmay. But overall, the week went to greenedge's team, who is very much in ascendancy, with two consecutive weeks in the top 10 and an improvement from 79th to 17th overall in that time. Points from Sagan, Cav, Stybar, Stannard, Stuyven and a couple of points from others help their team to 369 points. RoudeLeiw and will10 were hot on greenedge's heels with 365 and 363 respectively.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   greenedge   369
2   RoudeLeiw   365
3   will10   363
4   GP Blanco   332
5   Geraint Too Fast   323

This Week's High Movers


Rank   Team   Up/down
1   RoudeLeiw   (+36)
2   WheelsuckersPL   (+34)
3   GP Blanco   (+30)
4   hilltopfinisher   (+28)
5   PunchingRouleur   (+27)
5   Mellow Velo   (+27)

The 'Green Jersey' competition is heating up, with 80 teams having scored at least a point (which, I remind you, is for top 15 placings each week). With the incredible tear of the last two weeks, greenedge ousts Object from the top spot. jeroenk joins ingsve as the only participants to score points in 3 separate weeks so far in this still-young season.

Green Jersey Standings

Rank   Team   Points
1   greenedge   59
2   Object   57
3   ingsve   55
4   trackstand   48
5   Kjellus   47
6   DJ Sprtsch   46
7   jeroenk   45
7   the asian   45
7   Ferminal   45
7   Vesica   45
7   Zam_Olyas   45

There was some shuffling around of the top 10 this week - the top 2 places stayed put, Object swapped places with Armchair Cyclist to nab the last podium spot, and top 10 newcomers DJ Sprtsch and skidmark (yes, I'm going to refer to myself in the third person in these updates because it feels weird to talk about my own team) jump 9 and 10 places respectively. Roderick falls out of the top 10, and Vesica, who's Cavendish-less team was at #1 just a couple of weeks ago, falls all the way to 30th place.

Top 10 Overall


Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   trackstand   1829
2   (-)   PeterB   1727
3   (+1)   Object   1699
4   (-1)   Armchair cyclist   1683
5   (+5)   Geraint Too Fast   1646
6   (-1)   theyoungest   1638
7   (+9)   DJ Sprtsch   1600
8   (+10)   skidmark   1580
9   (-2)   Blues in the bottle   1571
10   (-2)   ansimi   1558


Spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sfesa1qqm21tdgq/CQ%202015%20update%206.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on February 16, 2015, 16:09
Hey, someone here mentioned a couple of weeks ago that the links to new teams weren't working in the dropbox view screen, and others said they weren't working for them in excel either. I totally forgot about it until this week, but I think the problem was that I had just set it to link to the sheet of the person's username, whereas in the past it was specified to cell A1 in that person's sheet. The username link works for me in open office, but I guess it doesn't for people using other programs. Anyway, to test whether this is the problem, I changed the link to Roubaix's team (as it was them who initially mentioned it on twitter) and to the leader's (trackstand) team to test whether this works for folks. If you were one of the people that had problems with this, give me feedback - if this was indeed the problem I'll go through this week and change all the links to new teams on the sheet. Thanks!
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 16, 2015, 16:16
Plus 5 up to 24th  and 263 on the week so all good
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 16, 2015, 16:16

Only 9 racing in anger...

Midge! How did you manage that.... Everyone else has at least 20 :beaten
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on February 16, 2015, 17:45
Anyway, to test whether this is the problem, I changed the link to Roubaix's team (as it was them who initially mentioned it on twitter) and to the leader's (trackstand) team to test whether this works for folks. If you were one of the people that had problems with this, give me feedback

It's working for me now (on excel) for those two teams, while it still isn't for the others (nepetalactone for example) - so that seems to have fixed the problem
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on February 16, 2015, 18:17
Most of my riders haven't raced yet  :shh Including Carlos who has only been out for a gentle ride with his grandfather.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on February 17, 2015, 09:28
Most of my riders haven't raced yet  :shh Including Carlos who has only been out for a gentle ride with his grandfather.

I have Carlos too... Am waiting for him to be unleashed any time soon ;p
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on February 17, 2015, 09:30
Midge! How did you manage that.... Everyone else has at least 20 :beaten

hehe...

1. A lot of my riders have yet to race at all... looking at YOU Carlos

2. I have a lot of riders from two teams who either aren't racing, or have chosen teams without my guys.... I ask you!

3. I'm not very good at this...

psst No 3 is the CORRECT answer  ;)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on February 17, 2015, 10:00
If you were one of the people that had problems with this, give me feedback - if this was indeed the problem I'll go through this week and change all the links to new teams on the sheet. Thanks!

I have that problem in DropBox view (Team name = RoarLikeAMouse)
But I can now open teams  Roubaix and Trackstand, so whatever you did seems to work :)

Thanks
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on February 17, 2015, 10:07
I have Carlos too... Am waiting for him to be unleashed any time soon ;p

Reports coming in that he is stuck in the doorway of the cake shop.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on February 17, 2015, 10:29
Reports coming in that he is stuck in the doorway of the cake shop.

NOOOOO **step away from the cake Betancur** :(
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 17, 2015, 10:31
I have Carlos as Well and Froome so the weight thing is pretty even  :lol
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: ansimi on February 17, 2015, 18:28
Wow, I'm currently 10th!

I can't say I'm very optimistic about holding my spot for another week. There are a lot of points on offer so it should be a big shake up.

Here's what I have this week:

Oman:
RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquim (has done well here in the past but is on a different schedule this year)
TEUNS Dylan
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald

Ruta del Sol:
BASSO Ivan
HOFLAND Moreno (not deep sprinting competition here)
RATTO Daniele
BRAJKOVIC Janez (pretty big race for his team so hopefully he'll go well here)

Algarve:
GESINK Robert
BROECKX Stig
HENAO GOMEZ Sebastian
PORTE Richie
QUINTANA ROJAS Dayer Uberney
WOODS Michael

Those are some very good riders but I don't know about form.

Laigueglia:
CONTI Valerio
KOSHEVOY Ilia
POLANC Jan
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
MOSER Moreno

Time for my Lampre Youth squad to get to work! And hopefully they're not working for Serpa...

Haut Var-matin:
CHEVRIER Clément
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin

It's starting to feel like cycling season and CQ game makes it even more fun :cool
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on February 18, 2015, 13:57
Bit of spare time so here are my riders for this week

Tropicale Amissa Bongo
None

Tour of Oman
Zardini
Offredo
Barguil
Boasson Hagen

Ruta  Del Sol
Geniez
Elissonde

Volta ao Algarve
Porte

Trofeo Laigueglia
None

Tour du Haut Var-matin
Chetout
Reza

Only 9 racing in anger...

WELL I am down to 7 riders now... Alas for poor Zardini and Geniez... I have cursed them both  :TT 
Hope they're not badly hurt and both recover fast
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: ansimi on February 18, 2015, 17:46
Not a very good CQ day for me with people losing time but I don't think they're seriously injured which is good because I lost 2 riders to fractures in the TDU.

I'm worried Hofland might have been quite badly hurt but haven't seen confirmation.

The best news today is that Basso is in the top 10 AFTER the TT! Still a long way to go and he's obviously not working for himself but maybe he'll end up getting some points this week.

Purito losing time is disappointing but I believe in him and I think he has a plan for his season.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on February 18, 2015, 17:51
About the only thing to come out of today that was good is McLay winning Bongo.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 18, 2015, 18:13
9 points for Berto! and Styby did well in Algarve, see if he can score points tomorrow
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on February 18, 2015, 18:34
I tell a lie Flo, I was pleased with Damiano and Meintjes' performances today too for my UCI team
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 19, 2015, 16:26
9 points for Berto! and Styby did well in Algarve, see if he can score points tomorrow

Styby 6th :(

Ratto 6th in Andalucia :(

0 points :(

and Styby is 3rd on GC but will surely slip out of the top 20 with the ITT and Malhao still to come :(

no luck for me :(

but I scored 6 points from Berto today. Can always count on him :D :P :cool
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 19, 2015, 18:32
46 from the *it 1 day race and Moser , hivert looking ok plus El Puma opens his account
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 19, 2015, 18:33
laigueglia 51 points, same as JSG + Stortoni
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: ansimi on February 19, 2015, 20:28
It seems Hofland's knee is quite bad and he didn't make it into the sprint today so that's not looking good for my team.

I'm pleased that Atapuma made 20th in his first race since breaking his leg in the Tour. He could be a really good pick plus he's one of the riders I really like.

Algarve still has possibilities for me as I currently have 4 riders in top 20 GC. Lots to come in that one though and the points don' go deep.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on February 19, 2015, 21:36
Ooops, did i not mention i had Cimolai at Laigueglia  ;) :lol :lol


At feckin last.....
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 20, 2015, 15:58
26 points today.... ;)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on February 20, 2015, 16:27
I have that problem in DropBox view (Team name = RoarLikeAMouse)
But I can now open teams  Roubaix and Trackstand, so whatever you did seems to work :)

Thanks

Thanks for the feedback, I'll fix all the links for next update.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 21, 2015, 19:17
Looks like 77 points from Algarve GC and 80 from Andalucia. Oman = crap.
Alberto better step up or he won't break 2000 points. He won't get points for Pais Vasco and Dauphiné like he did last year!
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 23, 2015, 09:43
About 500 this week I think

Hivert is a great pick already  :cool
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 23, 2015, 10:03
Tour of Oman (2.HC)
ROLLIN Dominique 5

Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol (2.1)
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto 131

Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta (2.1)
STYBAR Zdenek 21
PORTE Richie 76

Trofeo Laigueglia (1.HC)
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin 6
MOSER Moreno 18
STORTONI Simone 5
HIVERT Jonathan 22

Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var-matin (2.1)
HIVERT Jonathan 66
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin 7

Exactly 350 points 357 points. Not too bad but not good either, I expected more from Porte and Alberto. Beforehand I said I'd be happy with 100 points for Alberto, but after stage 3 I kind of expected the full 110 points + stage points.
Only 5 points in Oman is disappointing but I didn't have many potential scorers.
Hivert looking good and also happy with what Moser and Stybar have shown so far.
Many of my riders (Reinardt, Ruffoni, Blythe, Ratto, Stybar) keep finishing just out of scoring range on stages which is unfortunate.
Now I am hoping Alberto can step up, he scored more this year in Andalucia than last year in Algarve, so I'm really hoping for a combined 600-700 points in Tirreno and Catalunya (two wins would be a dream ;) ) to set things up nicely for the Giro and Tour. Hopefully he'll do a race in between Giro and Tour to score an extra 100-150 points (or even 200-300 if he decides to go Dauphine/Suisse).

edit: hold the phone El puma 7 points in Haut Var :cool
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on February 23, 2015, 10:39
La Tropicale Amissa Bongo      
MANCEBO Francesco      40
      40
      
Tour of Oman      
LUTSENKO Alexey      0
WESTRA Lieuwe      17
EARLE Nathan      0
POZZATO Filippo      10
MODOLO Sacha      0
GOSS Matthew      0
DEVENYNS Dries      30
      57
      
Vuelta a Andalucia      
VISCONTI Giovanni      0
JUNGELS Bob      25
SCHUMACHER Stefan      0
      25
      
Volta ao Algarve      
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk      21
PORTE Richie      76
GESINK Robert      0
      97
      
Trofeo Laigueglia      
ATAPUMA John Darwin      6
STORTONI Simone      5
RUFFONI Nicola      0
WEGMANN Fabian      5
HIVERT Jonathan      22
FAVILLI Elia      0
      38
      
Tour du Haut Var      
HIVERT Jonathan      76
ATAPUMA John Darwin      7
STORTONI Simone      0
WEGMANN Fabian      3
SEPULVEDA Eduardo      8
      94
      
TOTAL      351


not too bad, Hivert looking good, Paco into profit already...could have been ~40-50 more points without the damn #cult bike robbery though  :angry
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on February 23, 2015, 21:16
Update #7: Froome Fans Fly High, Unique Pick Wins the Week

Given the amount of riders in action and points to be had, one can't help but feel that the number of points scored this week was somewhat modest - no fewer than 5 stage races ranked 2.1 and 2.HC, alongside the 1.HC Laigueglia, and the highest points scorer is 444 - certainly a good score, but not even the highest of the year despite having by far the most riders in action.

Part of that was that top spots in races were dominated by unpopular riders - four of the stage race winners (Ben Gastauer, Rafaa Chtioui, Rafael Valls, Geraint Thomas) were picked by a grand total of zero teams, and Laigueglia winner Cimolai was picked by one team (Trudgin, who got no help from the rest of their team and finished 67th on the week). Obvious beneficiaries this week were the 36 teams that picked Chris Froome. Yet it was a non-Froome team, propelled by a high-scoring unique pick (Gavazzi, 84 points from second in Laigueglia) that topped the rankings. afpm90 had a strong team effort this week, with 5 riders getting over 50 points (Gavazzi, Porte, Intxausti, Hivert and Edgar Pinto) and a total of 444 points. Ludwig_ leads the Froome brigade in 2nd, and many of the other top scorers contain him on the team (146 points go a long way in weeks like this).

This Week's Top Scorers


Rank Team Points this week
1 afpm90 444
2 Ludwig_ 419
3 comodoro 400
4 just some guy 397
5 topprak 393

The high movers list is unsurprisingly similar, as most of the teams with Froome had some ground to gain with their most expensive pick just starting his season.

This Week's High Movers

Rank Team Up/down
1 Ludwig_ (+35)
2 topprak (+34)
2 comodoro (+34)
4 LaVelocipede (+31)
5 afpm90 (+28)

The green jersey competition is becoming quite fun - with the week's win (combined with a top 5 a few weeks ago), afpm90 moves into first place despite barely cracking the top 100 overall; this was what was hoped for from this competition, to have a competition that did more than restate the top of the overall rankings. ingsve moves up into 2nd overall in this competition after scoring in the top 15 for an impressive 4th week in the 7 this competition has been running. We are at the point of the competition where a week's win will only get you into a tie for 10th overall; it is starting to reward repeated showings.

Points Competition Standings


Rank Team Points
1 afpm90 71
2 ingsve 61
3 greenedge 59
4 Object 57
5 Ludwig_ 53
6 Ferminal 49
7 trackstand 48
8 Kjellus 47
9 DJ Sprtsch 46
10 jeroenk 45
10 Vesica 45
10 the asian 45
10 Zam_Olyas 45

And in the overall, some change to be sure - the only position in the top 10 that did not move is leader trackstand, who actually slightly increased his lead over his nearest rivals with a solid if unspectacular 32nd on the week. Leaving the top 10 are our 9th and 10th of the past week, blues in the bottle and ansimi, and rocketing into the top 10 are Jeroenk (from 11th to 4th) and Just Some Guy, leaping an impressive 17 spots to 7th overall.

Top 10 Overall

Rank Up/down Team Points
1 (-) trackstand 2122
2 (+1) Object 1964
3 (+2) Geraint Too Fast 1923
4 (+7) jeroenk 1900
5 (+1) theyoungest 1886
6 (+2) skidmark 1880
7 (+17) just some guy 1837
8 (-6) PeterB 1829
9 (-5) Armchair cyclist 1816
10 (-3) DJ Sprtsch 1806

File at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/03o1ws0fsu0jp84/CQ%202015%20update%207.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on February 23, 2015, 21:36
Oh FFS. Where am I?

Honestly I feel almost as low as Flo...

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: ansimi on February 23, 2015, 21:39
Thanks for the update skidmark,

twas an abysmal CQ week for me but I shall try to put a positive spin on it:

1. I don't think my riders broke any bones or had season-threatening injuries
2. Track season is over
3. Basso is in good shape
4. My unique pick of Michael Woods is looking good
5. Cobbles are coming

OK, I don't actually have that a great team for cobbles but I don't need any game to get excited about those races :D


 
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: al_pacino on February 23, 2015, 21:41
Oh FFS. Where am I?

Honestly I feel almost as low as Flo...

I'm looking up at most of you but I'll keep telling myself that the season hasn't even started yet.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 23, 2015, 21:47
I was 12th on the week and +18 :cool still outside of top 100 though :angry
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 24, 2015, 11:20
hehe Into the Top 10 and getting mentions  :lol
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 24, 2015, 12:04
This weeks fun

Les Challenges de la Marche Verte - GP Sakia El Hamra
don´t think I have a rider

The REV Classic

see above

Ster van Zwolle

same as above

70th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite
STANNARD Ian
OFFREDO Yoann
ROELANDTS Jurgen
THURAU Bjorn
 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
 FAVILLI Elia


15th Classic Sud Ardèche - Souvenir Francis Delpech
HIVERT Jonathan
ATAPUMA John Darwin
 STUYVEN Jasper
YATES Simon

Les Challenges de la Marche Verte - GP Oued Eddahab
see race 1

67th Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne
STANNARD Ian
ROELANDTS Jurgen
MARKUS Barry
OFFREDO Yoann
THURAU Bjorn
JANS Roy

3rd La Drome Classic
ATAPUMA John Darwin
STUYVEN Jasper
YATES Simon
HIVERT Jonathan


69th SuisseGas Gran Premio Città di Lugano
FAVILLI Elia
COPPEL Jérome


Clássica Internacional Loulé Capital Europeia do Desporto
doubt I will have a rider

GP Izola
see above

Les Challenges de la Marche Verte - GP Al Massira
as above

Le Samyn
startlist still to come

9th Strade Bianche
startlist still to come

looks ok
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on February 25, 2015, 00:07
I have 1 rider in K-B-K???  Oops :o
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on February 25, 2015, 01:08
70th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite    
STANNARD Ian   
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk   
DEVENYNS Dries   
WEGMANN Fabian   
FAVILLI Elia   
   
15th Classic Sud Ardèche - Souvenir Francis Delpech   
HIVERT Jonathan   
ATAPUMA John Darwin   
STUYVEN Jasper   
   
67th Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne   
CAVENDISH Mark   
STANNARD Ian   
   
3rd La Drome Classic    
ATAPUMA John Darwin   
STUYVEN Jasper   
HIVERT Jonathan   
   
69th SuisseGas Gran Premio Città di Lugano   
FAVILLI Elia   
WEGMANN Fabian   
STORTONI Simone   
   
GP Izola   
KUMP Marco (I guess)   

not too many active riders, some quality though...and I hope Favilli starts scoring some points at least

no idea if Skydive/Mancebo is going to Marocco
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 25, 2015, 07:40
Yes, search, Kump will start in GP Izola: http://www.adria-mobil-cycling.com/en/news/371-slovenian-road-cycling-season-starts-in-izola
I also have Bouhanni Jr in Ster van Zwolle
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on February 25, 2015, 12:25
hooray, I have more than 10 riders racing this week... lots of French and Danes out and about  :D

Riders on the road for this week

Vuelta Independencia Nacional Republica Dominicana
Good Lord I have Evan Huffman... and he's won a stage already  :D

Les Challenges de la Marche Verte - GP Sakia El Hamra
No rider as far as I can tell

The REV Classic
Nope no one here either

Ster van Zwolle
Remarkably I have two riders
Christophe Sleurs
Kristian Dyrnes
Come on!!

OHN
Ian Stannard
Yoann Offredo
Michael Carbel
Alex Kirsch
Mads Pedersen
Eddie BH

Classic Sud Ardèche
Kevin Reza
Alex Geniez
Kenny Elissonde
Esteban Chaves
Magnus Cort
Somon Yates
Loic Chetout

Les Challenges de la Marche Verte - GP Oued Eddahab
Don't think I have anyone

K-B-K
Ian Stannard
Sondre Holst Enger
Yoann Offredo

La Drome Classic
Pierre Latour
Kenny Elissonde
Alex Geniez
Kevin Reza
Esteban Chaves
Magnus Cort
Simon Yates
Loic Chetout

GP Lugano
BOOO no Chris Juul, he was listed originally  :(
Clement Chevrier
Karel Hnik

Clássica Internacional Loulé Capital Europeia do Desporto
Dont think I have a rider

GP Izola
Don't think I have a rider

Les Challenges de la Marche Verte - GP Al Massira
Don't think so
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on February 27, 2015, 15:08
So I've just put the entire Astana squad on my shortlist for the 2016 game...
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on February 27, 2015, 20:26
Ompoop

Devenyns
Curvers
Bandiera
Brun
Cam*


Sud Ardeche

Atapuma
Elissonde
Nardin
Ratto
Senni*
Barbero*

K-B-K

Stybar**
Dockx**
Devenyns
Brun
Cam*

La Drome

Atapuma
Elissonde
Nardin
Ratto
Senni*
Carthy*
LeCuisiener**
Canola**

Lugano

Cimolai
Catteano
Riblon
Ishibashi
Colbrelli
Nibali A
Chirico*
Filosi*
Pibernik*

*youth **Classics
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 28, 2015, 07:24
This weeks fun

Les Challenges de la Marche Verte - GP Sakia El Hamra
don´t think I have a rider

The REV Classic

see above

Ster van Zwolle

same as above

70th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite
STANNARD Ian
OFFREDO Yoann
ROELANDTS Jurgen
THURAU Bjorn
 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
 FAVILLI Elia


15th Classic Sud Ardèche - Souvenir Francis Delpech
HIVERT Jonathan
ATAPUMA John Darwin
 STUYVEN Jasper
YATES Simon

Les Challenges de la Marche Verte - GP Oued Eddahab
see race 1

67th Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne
STANNARD Ian
ROELANDTS Jurgen
MARKUS Barry
OFFREDO Yoann
THURAU Bjorn
JANS Roy

3rd La Drome Classic
ATAPUMA John Darwin
STUYVEN Jasper
YATES Simon
HIVERT Jonathan


69th SuisseGas Gran Premio Città di Lugano
FAVILLI Elia
COPPEL Jérome


Clássica Internacional Loulé Capital Europeia do Desporto
doubt I will have a rider

GP Izola
see above

Les Challenges de la Marche Verte - GP Al Massira
as above

Le Samyn
startlist still to come

9th Strade Bianche
startlist still to come

looks ok

hehe ok I lied

3td at the REV Classic for team JSG



....and that's the Oceania Tour over for another year. Gunman won the overall UCI ranking (with five of the top six riding for Avanti).

Not sure how many points though :win
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on February 28, 2015, 16:16
Winner for me today in Sud Ardeche and Omloop :)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on February 28, 2015, 16:35
Winner for me today in Sud Ardeche and Omloop :)

Nice work  :cool

I got a double 4th and the Winner at Omloop #GetInIan...
still not sure how he managed it mind  :lol
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 28, 2015, 16:58
Hmmm first results I saw was Stannard and Stybar in Omloop but besides them I only scored 11 points today...
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on March 01, 2015, 17:20
I think I've scored 0 this weekend...

Ah well onward and upwards

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on March 01, 2015, 17:36
Nice work  :cool

I got a double 4th and the Winner at Omloop #GetInIan...
still not sure how he managed it mind  :lol

And Cav for me too today. Wish I had picked Bonifazio and Lobato instead of Nordhaug, Bakelants and EBH.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 01, 2015, 17:52
I think I've scored 0 this weekend...

Ah well onward and upwards

I scored 193 yesterday but only 23 today :( :S I wish Styby had not kept his legs still after dropping off Cavendish near the front.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on March 01, 2015, 18:20
I scored 193 yesterday but only 23 today :( :S I wish Styby had not kept his legs still after dropping off Cavendish near the front.


Cant believe i could get nothing out of 4/5 races... Nuts

My luck will turn, it cant get worse
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on March 01, 2015, 19:43
Seventh for Mejias at GP Lugano and into profit already.  ;)

Must be a contender for their best result (taking into account the race level and opposition) since going fully diabetic.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 01, 2015, 20:42
I wish I'd picked Manuele (and Guldhammer)  :angry :angry
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 01, 2015, 22:15
70th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite       
STANNARD Ian      140
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk      42
DEVENYNS Dries      0
WEGMANN Fabian      0
FAVILLI Elia      0
      182
      
15th Classic Sud Ardèche - Souvenir Francis Delpech      
SEPULVEDA Eduardo      80
HIVERT Jonathan      0
ATAPUMA John Darwin      0
STUYVEN Jasper      0
      80
      
67th Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne      
CAVENDISH Mark      80
STANNARD Ian      0
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk      0
      80
      
3rd La Drome Classic       
ATAPUMA John Darwin      0
STUYVEN Jasper      0
HIVERT Jonathan      16
      16
      
69th SuisseGas Gran Premio Città di Lugano      
FAVILLI Elia      12
WEGMANN Fabian      0
STORTONI Simone      0
      12
      
GP Izola      
KUMP Marco      7
      7
      
TOTAL      377


basically as I said, not too many riders in action this week, but some quality ones among them. Stuyven and Wegmann both came one place short of scoring points as 21st and 31st, but with three wins I can't complain too much I guess
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on March 01, 2015, 22:24
I wish I'd picked Manuele (and Guldhammer)  :angry :angry

Definitely wished I'd picked Rasmus G [kicks self very hard].  But I went for Quaade instead... he could be briiiiliiiiiaaaant (please)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on March 01, 2015, 22:38
Definitely wished I'd picked Rasmus G [kicks self very hard].  But I went for Quaade instead... he could be briiiiliiiiiaaaant (please)

He could. Next time a TT comes up anyway.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 01, 2015, 22:40
Richmond World Championships + Chrono Champenois in September?

edit: forgot about the Danish national championships
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Murrjt on March 02, 2015, 00:44
446 points this week

Stannard 140
Felline 88
Sepulveda 80
EBH 13
Cav 80
Viviani 40
Senechal 5

Should stand me well in the weekly rankings.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 02, 2015, 04:53
Just had a quick look not a lot of riders scoring 20 or 30 points to fat out this week

should get close to 300 I think on the low side, might keep me top 10 if lucky

welcome Muurjt

1st post on here I see
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: ansimi on March 02, 2015, 07:21
Good week Muurjt :)

I'm another of the few with Viviani (and one of many with Cav and Stannard) so I think I'll be able to hold my spot this week after last week's plummet down the standings.

Viviani is playing out the way I expected. I doubt he'll be much better than last year and he didn't have any real bad luck last year but the team change means he actually gets into the sprints he should be in. Last year there were so many races where he wasn't dropped but yet wasn't in a position to even sprint for placings. Even the C-team at Sky can get him into a place to sprint. I don't think he'll be an outstanding pick but looking like a solid one.

Sepulveda was on my long list but didn't got cut somewhere along the way. I know I looked at Bonifazio but he's not even on my long list. Instead I took three other young Lampres.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on March 02, 2015, 11:06
He could. Next time a TT comes up anyway.

Oh definitely. But I have hopes for non TT points as well. He came 3rd at Giro della Regione Friuli last year. Going to be interesting I think, but guessing track will take some precedence until Rio anyway.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on March 02, 2015, 14:32
Oh definitely. But I have hopes for non TT points as well. He came 3rd at Giro della Regione Friuli last year. Going to be interesting I think, but guessing track will take some precedence until Rio anyway.

Interesting piece on him here.

http://espoirscentral.blogspot.co.uk/#uds-search-results
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on March 03, 2015, 07:14
Update #8: snccdcno wins the week, trackstand stays balanced on top

Unpronounceable names are on everyone's lips down here at CQ Manager Game central, as the top two spots go to snccdcno (ed's note - or muurjt as he seems to go by here) and asdfgh101 with 446 and 411 points respectively (the more sensibly pronounceable rote_lanterne brings up the bronze position with 382). snc (can I call you that for short? Are we on that casual of a basis?) got points from the ubiquitous Cav and fairly popular Stannard, of course, and then had Sepulveda and Felline for good measure. A decent set of results from the weekend.

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   snccdcno   446
2   asdfgh101   411
3   rote_laterne   382
4   Joelsim   381
5   search   377

Ruudz0r, just out of the top 5, ends up with the highest mover prize this week, while other than frequent thread contributor Netserk in 4th place, the top 5 is covered by a similar crew to the last list.

This week's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Ruudz0r   (+34)
2   Joelsim   (+33)
3   rote_laterne   (+30)
4   Netserk   (+28)
5   snccdcno   (+25)

Wait, what's that you say? It's a new month? It's time for our first monthly update ratings of the year too! (note: I skipped them in January since they were the same as the overall rankings) The top scorers for the month are a testament to how important consistency is in this game - although top scorer for the month Jeroenk is in third overall, the teams placing 2nd-4th in the month scoring are not quite in the top 10 overall despite January being a relatively thin month. Conversely, overall leader trackstand isn't even in the top 10 monthly scorers, giving evidence to his strong January (and very good February; he's 11th for the month).

This month's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this month
1   jeroenk   1510
2   asdfgh101   1451
3   search   1450
4   ironted   1443
5   just some guy   1434
6   snccdcno   1408
7   Tuarts   1402
8   greenedge   1399
9   shalgo   1337
10   SamJourno   1336

The high movers' list for the month is coloured by heavy movement, as is to be expected in the second month of the game when things are just starting to step up. SamJourno, out of the top 100 at the end of January, moves 69 spots in the month up to 33rd overall.

This month's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   SamJourno   (+69)
2   ironted   (+62)
3   VeloHuman   (+58)
3   search   (+58)
3   derrudi   (+58)
6   greenedge   (+53)
6   del1962   (+53)
8   Tuarts   (+52)
9   adamski101   (+51)
10   asdfgh101   (+50)

The green jersey competition sees some movement near the top, but the top few positions remain the same. 89 teams have scored at least a point so far, and the overall leader is in 106th place in the main game. Go big or go home!

Points competition

Rank   Team   Points
1   afpm90   71
2   ingsve   61
3   greenedge   59
4   Object   57
5   search   57
6   Ludwig_   53
7   Ferminal   49
8   trackstand   48
9   The Hitch   48
10   asdfgh101   47
10   jeroenk   47

And finally, finally, the top 10 overall stays relatively the same this week with a Stannard-less Geraint Too Fast dropping from 3rd to 8th, everyone in between those marks moving up one, and Armchair Cyclist falling 2 spots from 9th to be replaced by a surging will10. More like 'willtop10', amirite?

Top 10 overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   trackstand   2393
2   (-)   Object   2222
3   (+1)   jeroenk   2215
4   (+1)   theyoungest   2170
5   (+1)   skidmark   2141
6   (+1)   just some guy   2121
7   (+1)   PeterB   2101
8   (-5)   Geraint Too Fast   2100
8   (+6)   will10   2100
10   (-)   DJ Sprtsch   2056

spreadsheet at dropbox (http://"https://www.dropbox.com/s/wl6qjiqzlk6w5cz/CQ%202015%20update%208.xls?dl=0")
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 03, 2015, 07:32
Might be just me but the link to the drop Box doesn´t seem to work?

but this one from CN works

Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/wl6qjiqzlk6w5cz/CQ%202015%20update%208.xls?dl=0)

well tha was unexpected tbh +1 and coming hard and you skids  :lol

best see who I have riding this week
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 03, 2015, 07:41
The collective team Plus 20 up to 75th with 300 points

1601 points scored so far

Lots of 0 pointers

Betancur, Yates Denefil Talansky etc

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 03, 2015, 07:43
oh, okay, that week was better than expected ;)

place 17 overall now - considering the fact that three of my 5 picks of 500 points value or more so far have a combined points score of 13 points, that doesn't look too shabby.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 03, 2015, 08:20
this weeks riders

Trofej Umag - Umag Trophy
0 I assume

Le Samyn
JANS Roy
BOUDAT Thomas
DE GENDT Thomas



Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
JANS Roy
MARKUS Barry

  Circuit International d'Alger
0

Strade Bianche
FAVILLI Ella
STUYVEN Jasper

startlist still to come

Paris - Nice
JUNGELS Bob
YATES Simon
HAUSSLER Heinrich
PORTE Richie
HIVERT Jonathan

Le Tour de Langkawi
EWAN Caleb
BRAJKOVIč Janez



Might come back to this later or not But not looking great tbh unless Jans wins everything
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 03, 2015, 09:04
+10 :) 100th exactly ;)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 03, 2015, 10:56
Le Samyn (1.1)
ENGER Sondre Holst
VERHELST Louis

Startlist not yet complete - I must hope some or all of Stybar, Ratto, Hivert and Lasca appear later on

Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen (2.1)
KUENG Stefan
LASCA Francesco
VERHELST Louis
RATTO Daniele

Monte Paschi Strade Bianche (1.HC)
STYBAR Zdenek
JUUL JENSEN Christopher

the following could still be added Ruffoni Paolini Gatto Stortoni Moser Mohoric Stannard

Trofej Umag (1.2)
KUMP Marko ?

Trofej Porec (1.2)
KUMP Marko ?

Paris - Nice (2.WT1)
HIVERT Jonathan
SENECHAL Florian
ROLLIN Dominique
PORTE Richie
POLJANSKI Pawel
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael

a bit meh hopefully Hivert and Valgren for stage points and Porte and maybe Poljanski for GC
why is Poljanski not racing Langkawi :angry

Le Tour de Langkawi (2.HC)
EWAN Caleb
BLYTHE Adam

0 climbers - as usual in this race.  :angry

looking a bit meh for this week, ofc Langkawi and Paris-Nice points will count towards next week
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Murrjt on March 03, 2015, 12:27
1st on a weekly update, that's one of my aims achieved, now I just need Horner to start racing and I can call it a successful year.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 03, 2015, 19:58
Kump confirmed for Umag Trophy and Bouhanni Jr is also racing. Hopefully the same for Porec.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on March 03, 2015, 20:08
1st on a weekly update, that's one of my aims achieved, now I just need Horner to start racing and I can call it a successful year.

Horner is preparing. Soon he will be free.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 03, 2015, 21:05
crazy how little riders I have riding this week

Tuscany better fill up Moser should be 1 more , found 2 more riders to add
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on March 03, 2015, 22:34
Le Samyn

Lecuisinier **
Barbero*
Boudat*
De Gendt
Mas Bonet

Driedaagse van West Vlanderen

Dockx**
LeCusinier**
Senni*
Boudat*
Barbeo*
Mas Bonet
Ratto

Thats it so far... Wee boys * and Classics picks**

Im waiting for complete startlists for Strade... :-x
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 03, 2015, 22:47
Trofej Umag - Umag Trophy   
KUMP Marko   
   
Le Samyn   
BOUDAT Thomas   
   
Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen   
BOUDAT Thomas   

thanks a lot... :fp

edit: ah, I missed de Gendt
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 04, 2015, 09:13
Search another rider for Strade Ella Favilli  :)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 04, 2015, 09:15
Trofej Umag - Umag Trophy   
KUMP Marko   
   
Le Samyn   
BOUDAT Thomas   
   
Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen   
BOUDAT Thomas   

thanks a lot... :fp

edit: ah, I missed de Gendt

I still have not seen De Gendts name what race?
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 04, 2015, 09:17
Trudg mentioned him for Le Samyn, I didn't re-check the start lists myself
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on March 04, 2015, 10:33
I had to re do my riders on the roads list... so many changes   :angry

Trofej Umag (1.2)
No riders

Le Samyn (1.1)
Nobody :(
Poor Sondre is still ill

Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen (2.1)
Chetout
Carbel
Quaade
Kirsch

Circuit International d'Alger (1.2)
Probably no riders

Strade Bianche
So far...
Chris Juul  :D
Zardini
Chaves
Cort
AND OMG...
BETANCUR  :o :o :o :o

Tour Internacional d'Oranie (2.2)
Probably no riders

Trofeu Alpendre Internacional do Guadiana (2.2)
Probably no riders

Trofeo Porec (2.2)

Paris Nice
Barguil
Simon Yates
Porte

Tour de Langkawi (2.HC)
Ewan

Rabobank Dorpenomloop Rucphen (1.2)
Found a start list, but still tbc
Dyrnes
Sleurs

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 04, 2015, 15:17

Monte Paschi Strade Bianche (1.HC)
STYBAR Zdenek
JUUL JENSEN Christopher

the following could still be added Ruffoni Paolini Gatto Stortoni Moser Mohoric Stannard



Full startlist for team flo

STYBAR Zdenek
JUUL JENSEN Christopher
RUFFONI Nicola
GATTO Oscar
STORTONI Simone
MOSER Moreno
STANNARD Ian
GESINK Robert
GAUDIN Damien

 :cool :cool :cool
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 04, 2015, 17:56
updates startlist this week:

Trofej Umag - Umag Trophy      
KUMP Marko      15
      15
      
Le Samyn      
BOUDAT Thomas      0
DE GENDT Thomas      0
      0
      
Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen      
BOUDAT Thomas      
      
      
Strade Bianche      
BETANCUR Carlos      
STORTONI Simone      
BOOM Lars (?)      
LUTSENKO Alexey      
RUFFONI Nicola      
OSS Daniel      
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk       
POZZATO Filippo      
VISCONTI Giovanni      
FAVILLI Elia      
MOSER Moreno      
GESINK Robert      
STANNARD Ian      
STUYVEN Jasper      
      
      
Trofej Porec  - Porec Trophy      
KUMP Marko      
      
      
Le Tour de Langkawi      
EARLE Nathan      
MANCEBO Francisco (?)      
      
      
73rd Paris - Nice      
BOOM Lars (?)      
JUNGELS Bob      
DEVENYNS Dries      
PORTE Richie      
HIVERT Jonathan      
SEPúLVEDA Eduardo      
DE GENDT Thomas   

lots of guys in Strade Bianchi, Stybar should even be able to fight for the win I guess. Pippo might be competitive as well
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on March 04, 2015, 22:17
And the real stuff is starting

THE GLORIOUS STRADE BIANCHE

Stybar**
Boom**
Pippo**
Canola**
Pibernik*
Soler*
Filosi*
Skjerping*
Sagan  :-x
Colbrelli  :cool
Moser
Riblon
Malacarne
Cattaneo
Nibali A
Ishibashi

As before **classic boys *wee boys... And the men....
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: oliveira on March 05, 2015, 00:33
Here it comes the serious business! Big players in the WT races and the beautiful Strade Bianche this weekend.  :D

Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen

MANZIN Lorrenzo
SILVESTRE Fábio
BOUDAT Thomas
HOOGERLAND Johnny
RATTO Daniele

Troféu Alpendre Internacional do Guadiana

MARQUE PORTO, Alejandro

Strade Bianche

FTW BETANCUR Carlos
LUTSENKO Alexey
GESINK Robert
STANNARD Ian

Porec Trophy - Trofej Porec

KUMP Marko

Le Tour de Langkawi

EWAN Caleb
BRAJKOVIč Janez

Paris - Nice

JUNGELS Bob
DE GENDT Thomas
TALANSKY Andrew
BARGUIL Warren
PORTE Richie
HIVERT Jonathan

Tirreno-Adriatico

FTW BETANCUR Carlos
LUTSENKO Alexey
NERZ Dominik
CAVENDISH Mark
ROELANDTS Jurgen
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
RODRíGUEZ Joaquim
GESINK Robert
STANNARD Ian
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on March 05, 2015, 09:41
OK here we go.


Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen

MANZIN Lorrenzo
TEUNS Dylan
VALLEE Boris
VAN LERBERGHE Bert


Strade Bianche

BETANCUR Carlos
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
GESINK Robert
STANNARD Ian
CORT NIELSEN Magnus
STUYVEN Jasper
RUFFONI Nicola


Le Tour de Langkawi

EWAN Caleb
HENAO GOMEZ Sebastian


Paris - Nice

DILLIER Silvan
DE GENDT Thomas
PORTE Richie
BAKELANTS Jan
NORDHAUG Lars Petter
SENECHAL Florian
SEPULVEDA Eduardo
YATES Simon


Tirreno-Adriatico

BETANCUR Carlos
CAVENDISH Mark
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
GESINK Robert
STANNARD Ian
MEINTJES Louis
VILLELLA Davide
STUYVEN Jasper
RUFFONI Nicola
GOSS Matthew


Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 06, 2015, 16:30
why why  :( BMC changed their roster so now Küng is not racing Driedaagse West-Vlaanderen :( I was hoping for a good ITT from him
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 07, 2015, 15:12
Kump 1 in Trofej Porec - 15 points :o
Stybar 1 in Strade Bianche - 140 points :o :o :o
Gatto 6 in Strade Bianche - 48 points :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 07, 2015, 16:26
Team JSG taking hits this week.

It is going to be ugly.

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Murrjt on March 07, 2015, 18:58
90 points from Rosa & Felline in Strade Bianche, Felline now into profit!

Doesn't look like I'll be getting much from Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen.

Paris Nice

Lars Boom
Richie Porte
Florian Sénéchal
Bob Jungels
Eduardo Sepúlveda

Le Tour de Langkawi

Ian Boswell
Caleb Ewan
Edward Beltran


Tirreno-Adriatico

Carlos Betancur
Damien Gaudin
Mark Cavendish
Mattia Cattaneo
EBH
Moreno Moser
Purito
Ian Stannard
Elia Viviani


Albert Achterhes Pet Ronde van Drenthe & Energiewacht Dwars door Drenthe

Barry Markus
Stefan Schumacher

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 07, 2015, 19:19
next week

Paris-Nice (2.WT1)
PORTE Richie
ROLLIN Dominique
SENECHAL Florian
POLJANSKI Pawel
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael
HIVERT Jonathan

GC with Porte and maybe Valgren and Hivert for stage points.
goal: 150 points

Le Tour de Langkawi (2.HC)
BLYTHE Adam
EWAN Caleb
RATTO Daniele

All 3 could score points in the sprints. Ratto was added to the startlist since I last checked :cool
goal: 80 points

Tirreno-Adriatico (2.WT1)
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto
JUUL JENSEN Christopher
GAUDIN Damien
RUFFONI Nicola
STYBAR Zdenek
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
MOSER Moreno
STANNARD Ian

Obviously hoping for lots of points for Alberto, the rest could score stage points here and there.
goal: 250 (but most would not count towards next week but the week after)

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on March 08, 2015, 00:46
Paris Nice

Boom**
Quintana D
De Gendt
Devenyns
Cimolai
Van Baarle
Preidler
Curvers
Poljanski

Langkawi

Kolar
Alzate
Simion
Ratto
Brun
S Sterbini**
Andreetta*
Chirico*
Cam*

Tirreno Adriatico

Sagan
Riblon
Colbrelli
Pinot
Cattaneo
Quintana N
Moser
Paolini
Stybar**
Pippo**
Andreetta*

Usual ** classics and * youth





Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 08, 2015, 16:42
three wins this week, but not too many points. With the lack of races it should still be okay to stay in touch I think

Trofej Umag - Umag Trophy      
KUMP Marko      15
      15
      
Le Samyn      
BOUDAT Thomas      0
DE GENDT Thomas      0
      0
      
Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen      
BOUDAT Thomas      0
      0
      
Strade Bianche      
BETANCUR Carlos      0
STORTONI Simone      0
BOOM Lars      0
LUTSENKO Alexey      0
RUFFONI Nicola      0
OSS Daniel      8
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk       140
POZZATO Filippo      5
VISCONTI Giovanni      5
FAVILLI Elia      0
MOSER Moreno      0
STANNARD Ian      0
STUYVEN Jasper      0
      158
      
      
Trofej Porec  - Porec Trophy      
KUMP Marko      15
      15
      
73rd Paris - Nice      
BOOM Lars      5
      5
      
TOTAL      193
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 08, 2015, 17:01
next week:

Le Tour de Langkawi      
EARLE Nathan      
MANCEBO Francisco      
      
      
73rd Paris - Nice      
BOOM Lars      
JUNGELS Bob      
DEVENYNS Dries      
PORTE Richie      
HIVERT Jonathan      
SEPúLVEDA Eduardo      
DE GENDT Thomas      
      
      
50th Tirreno-Adriatico      
BETANCUR Carlos      
LUTSENKO Alexey      
WESTRA Lieuwe      
RUFFONI Nicola      
OSS Daniel      
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk       
CAVENDISH Mark      
POZZATO Filippo      
MODOLO Sacha      
VISCONTI Giovanni      
MOSER Moreno      
STANNARD Ian      
STUYVEN Jasper (injured ?)      
      
      
Istarsko proljece - Istrian Spring Trophy      
KUMP Marko (?)      
      
      
Albert Achterhes Pet Ronde van Drenthe      
SCHUMACHER Stefan      
FAVILLI Elia      
      
      
Energiewacht Dwars door Drenthe      
SCHUMACHER Stefan      
FAVILLI Elia   

not sure what do expect, Porte is popular, so it will not make too much of a difference. Theoretically Jugels, Hivert and Selpulveda could all end up in the top ~20 in gc maybe, but that's not exactly big point scoring material.

I hope Mancebo can finish on the podium in Langkawi, from Tirreno there's not much more to expect but points from the sprint stages. Maybe Kump can win that stage race in Croatia though - and Favilli scoring some points in small sh*t 1.1 races would be nice...
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 09, 2015, 07:54
three wins this week, but not too many points. With the lack of races it should still be okay to stay in touch I think

Trofej Umag - Umag Trophy      
KUMP Marko      15
      15
      
Le Samyn      
BOUDAT Thomas      0
DE GENDT Thomas      0
      0
      
Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen      
BOUDAT Thomas      0
      0
      
Strade Bianche      
BETANCUR Carlos      0
STORTONI Simone      0
BOOM Lars      0
LUTSENKO Alexey      0
RUFFONI Nicola      0
OSS Daniel      8
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk       140
POZZATO Filippo      5
VISCONTI Giovanni      5
FAVILLI Elia      0
MOSER Moreno      0
STANNARD Ian      0
STUYVEN Jasper      0
      158
      
      
Trofej Porec  - Porec Trophy      
KUMP Marko      15
      15
      
73rd Paris - Nice      
BOOM Lars      5
      5
      
TOTAL      193

Not sure I even scored 50 points this weeks  :D
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on March 10, 2015, 05:19
Hi guys, update delayed a bit this week; I've updated the spreadsheet but won't be able to post a full summary update until tomorrow midday my time (about dinnertime in Europe). I know that everyone with Styby is dying to see if they came out on top and everyone else probably doesn't care, but I'll get it out as soon as I can.

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 10, 2015, 07:54
I think I scored 223 :cool

140 Styby
48 Gatto
30 Kump
5 Juul Jensen :cool
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 10, 2015, 10:22
 :o wow Flo

I have scored more this week that last already I am sure of it  :lol
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 10, 2015, 10:29
:o wow Flo

I have scored more this week that last already I am sure of it  :lol

Little Caleb on a roll :o
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 10, 2015, 10:45
Little Caleb on a roll :o

and Barbie yesterday  ;)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on March 10, 2015, 11:15
Little Caleb on a roll :o

Sounds like lunch
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 10, 2015, 11:19
:lol
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on March 10, 2015, 11:42
Riders for this week

Le Tour de Langkawi
Caleb Ewan

Paris Nice
Barguil
Simon Yayes
Porte

Tirreno-Adriatico
Betancur
Zardini
Villella
Offredo
Nairo Quintana
EBH
Cort
Stannard
Juul Jensen

Albert Achterhes Pet Ronde van Drenthe
Pedersen
Kirsch
Carbel
Dyrnes

Energiewacht Dwars door Drenthe
Pedersen
Kirsch
Carbel
Dyrnes

Istrian Spring Trophy
Doubt I'll have any riders here

Kattekoers
Looking at the teams engaged.. I could have
Sleurs

Omloop van het Waasland
Steele Von Hoff #HellYeah  :cool

Paris Troyes
No riders

Think that's it. Hoping for the Tirreno boys to score some points and for Cult maybe to find their feet in the Northern races





Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on March 10, 2015, 19:33
Update #9: Stybar sets a high bar

With a marquee 1.HC Strade Bianche on the menu and a pre-classic tuneup 2.1 race in West Flanders, this week was quiet, but still had the potential for some high scores. It ended up that the needle of results was threaded perfectly by unpopular picks, resulting in some of the lowest scores since the week that Rujano and Mancebo were the high scorers in January (eg. I got 73 points but was only in 58th for the week). Zdenek Stybar, owned by a small-enough-to-celebrate-but-large-enough-to-be-notable 22 teams, scored 140 points for his victory in Italy. To illustrate how off the week was for most other picks, a whopping 24 teams scored 140 points or above, meaning there were only 2 teams that didn't have Stybar that scored more than him, as a team. Yipes. 1st through 4th at West Flanders were picked a grand total of 2 times in this game, while 2nd through 5th at Strade Bianche were picked a total of 11 times in this game.

That said, Stybar fans feasted. With help from 3rd place Sergent in West Flanders (unique pick) and 10th place Wisniowski (as well as the 15 points Ewan got on the opening day of Langkawi and 5 for Chaves in SB), tanja takes first place by 7 points, their first placing 'in the points' this season!

Top scorers this week

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   tanja   261
2   tom_jelte   254
3   LaFlorecita   238
4   Geraint Too Fast   233
5   jeroenk   228

Frequent thread contributor LaFlorecita gets the highest mover prize, moving up 31 places, followed by last year's winner Pentacycle making a jump of 26 places. With almost-unique-pick Contador headlining a Froomeless T-A this week, this could be the first of a few appearances in the weekly rankings.

High movers this week

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   LaFlorecita   (+31)
2   Pentacycle   (+26)
3   CraZyCaLL   (+24)
4   Ruudz0r   (+21)
5   waleweter   (+20)

The green jersey competition got tight at the top this week. jeroenk scored points for the fifth(!) week this year and pulled within 2 of leader afpm90, and 6 of the current top 8 overall teams scored points this week. Much like the Strade Bianche itself, the results list is a mix of those contending for the overall rankings, and those that shine more in the week-to-week results.

Points competition

Rank   Team   Points
1   afpm90   71
2   jeroenk   69
3   asdfgh101   65
3   greenedge   65
5   Geraint Too Fast   64
6   ingsve   61
7   search   61
8   tom_jelte   57
8   Object   57
10   Ludwig_   53

Some serious movement in the top 10 overall. A yo-yo week for Geraint Too Fast, who after falling a bunch of spots from not having Stannard last week, gained them all back by having Stybar this week. trackstand is still in first, but after another great week jeroenk pulls within 33 points. asdfgh101, search and Londonpat surge into the top 10 with moves between 6 and 8 spots, whereas will10, DJ Sprtsch and Just Some Guy move the opposite way, between 5-10 spots down. Given that it was such a low scoring week, that's just a testament to how close this game is overall.

Overall top 10

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   trackstand   2476
2   (+1)   jeroenk   2443
3   (+5)   Geraint Too Fast   2333
4   (-2)   Object   2270
5   (-1)   theyoungest   2266
6   (+7)   asdfgh101   2259
7   (-)   PeterB   2228
8   (-3)   skidmark   2214
9   (+8)   search   2205
10   (+6)   Londonpat   2182

Spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/tp7ty07623h4ul6/CQ%202015%20update%209.xls?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 10, 2015, 19:45
 :o :o :o :o :S :o :) :cool

Wow!!
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on March 10, 2015, 20:57
Just looked at my team again. What a pile of pups.

I have a horrible feeling that Matthew Harley Goss is going to lose me 66 points.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 10, 2015, 21:03
he really should have started in the Oceania Cycling Championships
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 11, 2015, 10:03
15 points :win

for the week, but only down to 16th so ok

Froome out of T-A not a help though

Ewan doing well though
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 11, 2015, 10:11
15 points :win

for the week, but only down to 16th so ok

Froome out of T-A not a help though

Ewan doing well though

Ewan single-handedly reached my points goal for Langkawi (80 points) :D

but I'd rather see Blythe and Ratto score some points too :angry
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 11, 2015, 10:18
Ewan single-handedly reached my points goal for Langkawi (80 points) :D

but I'd rather see Blythe and Ratto score some points too :angry

I hope Jani goes well on the new climb

But I think Search will have run up a huge point total from Langkawi by the time it is over   :angry
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: diggercuz on March 11, 2015, 23:52
Hi all,

first post here in velorooms so firstly hello to all!

Anyway just thought if anyone was interested i have made a start list generator for everyone of the major(ish) races... basically i have got the start lists from cycling fever and made an excel file with individual teams for the weeks races...

Now looking at the upcoming races i know i have missed a couple of 1.2 races as i cannot easily find the lists out there so if anyone can find one with the names in CQ format let me know!

So yeah, i have attached the excel file for you to have a look at...

Let me know what you guys think and if any improvements can be made (also if any errors can be found let me know!).

Cheers, Dig.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 12, 2015, 07:12
Hi all,

first post here in velorooms so firstly hello to all!

Anyway just thought if anyone was interested i have made a start list generator for everyone of the major(ish) races... basically i have got the start lists from cycling fever and made an excel file with individual teams for the weeks races...

Now looking at the upcoming races i know i have missed a couple of 1.2 races as i cannot easily find the lists out there so if anyone can find one with the names in CQ format let me know!

So yeah, i have attached the excel file for you to have a look at...

Let me know what you guys think and if any improvements can be made (also if any errors can be found let me know!).

Cheers, Dig.

nice work well done and welcome to VR of course
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 15, 2015, 15:13

Tirreno-Adriatico (2.WT1)
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto
JUUL JENSEN Christopher
GAUDIN Damien
RUFFONI Nicola
STYBAR Zdenek
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
MOSER Moreno
STANNARD Ian

Obviously hoping for lots of points for Alberto, the rest could score stage points here and there.
goal: 250 (but most would not count towards next week but the week after)

 :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 15, 2015, 16:27
this week's result: (I just realized Boom didn't make the final cut :P )

Le Tour de Langkawi      
EARLE Nathan      0
MANCEBO Francisco      77
      77
      
73rd Paris - Nice      
BOOM Lars      -
JUNGELS Bob      14
DEVENYNS Dries      0
PORTE Richie      396
HIVERT Jonathan      5
SEPúLVEDA Eduardo      5
DE GENDT Thomas      50
      470
      
50th Tirreno-Adriatico      
BETANCUR Carlos      0
LUTSENKO Alexey      0
WESTRA Lieuwe      0
RUFFONI Nicola      1
OSS Daniel      3
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk       18
CAVENDISH Mark      0
POZZATO Filippo      10
MODOLO Sacha      0
VISCONTI Giovanni      0
MOSER Moreno      0
STANNARD Ian      0
      31
      
Istarsko proljece - Istrian Spring Trophy      
KUMP Marko      4
      4
      
Albert Achterhes Pet Ronde van Drenthe      
FAVILLI Elia      0
      0
      
Energiewacht Dwars door Drenthe      
FAVILLI Elia      0 (?)
      0 (?)
      
TOTAL      582
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 15, 2015, 16:30
Oh Porte scored me a lot of points!! Love it!!








Not.



Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 15, 2015, 16:33
Looks like Alberto will score me a massive 125 points, providing he doesn't drop a few places in the ITT.

Right on track to hit that 2000-points barrier, after all he only scored over 300 points more in this race last year.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 15, 2015, 16:46
Looks like Alberto will score me a massive 125 points, providing he doesn't drop a few places in the ITT.

I think Cummings (however he managed to stay 9th in gc) will catch him, maybe Poels as well, both are only ~10 seconds behind.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 15, 2015, 16:48
I think Cummings (however he managed to stay 9th in gc) will catch him, maybe Poels as well, both are only ~10 seconds behind.

That's what I'm expecting, yes.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Murrjt on March 15, 2015, 16:52
Le Tour de Langkawi

Caleb Ewan 127
Ian Boswell 44
Edward Beltran 30

Paris-Nice

Richie Porte 396
Bob Jungels 14
Lars Boom 11
Eduardo Sepulveda 5
Florian Senechal 5

Tirreno - Adriatico

Purito 36

Energiewacht Dwars door Drenthe

Barry Markus 48

Paris - Troyes

Julien El Fares 10


Think that is the lot.

Total: 726



Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 16, 2015, 09:47
I guess somewhere around 650 for the week

but EBH and Carlos let the team down a lot
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on March 17, 2015, 05:19
Update #10: Freshman Class - big changes at the top as the season gets really, like for real, underway

There's a nautical saying to describe a tough situation in which you'll take whatever you can get, that is phrased 'any port in a storm'. For many participants this week, the saying was slightly changed to 'any Porte in a stormy Paris-Nice', as the third-most popular rider in the game got a whopping 493 points; if you didn't have anyone else who scored too much (although you probably had the second-most popular rider in the game, Caleb Ewan, who also scored a bunch), this is good news because it takes top points away from other riders, if not really getting you ahead in the game. But of course, this game is about not missing the right 'popular' picks and then supplementing that with a mix of picks that will work the best overall. And that certainly happened to work well for many teams this week, but none more so than freshman, who takes both the Top Scorers and High Movers titles this week on the strength of 942 points, the highest weekly total so far this year. Let's go through the list: Porte, Ewan, Henao and Sagan all over 100 points (I did a double take at that Sagan total until I realized they included Monday's T-A stage on the weekly rankings), De Gendt, Boswell, Mareczko and Purito over 30 each, and a mopping up of small points from a few more riders. A truly impressive masterclass. Barely any less impressive are the rest of the top 5 scorers, who all cleared 850 points. Check it out.

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   freshman   942
2   Blues in the bottle   864
3   zlev11   851
4   The Hitch   850
4   derrudi   850

The high movers list is, as mentioned above, headed by freshman as well, but the rest of the top 5 is different, largely due to the others already being fairly high up in the overall standings. Of interest to note is that the lowest fallers of the week actually fell more places than the highest movers, as one might expect in a week where popular picks score a bonanza of points and a few uniquely picked teams get left behind temporarily. I certainly won't list names here for that less glowing honour, though.

This week's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   freshman   (+38)
2   merengues   (+23)
2   LaVelocipede   (+23)
4   Martin   (+21)
4   sublimit   (+21)

The Green Jersey competition sees a lead change after threatening as much over the past two weeks, but it's not one of the teams who were bunched up at the top last week. No stranger to the leaderboard in various categories of this game, The Hitch parlays his 4th place ranking this week into first in the competition by a single point. He's still got some work to do to find his usual top 10 overall haunt, but this should be good solace for now. The leaderboard is very close, as the top 10 are separated by 15 points (8th place on the week will get you 16). 98 teams have scored at least a point so far.

Points Competition

Rank   Team   Points
1   The Hitch   72
2   afpm90   71
3   jeroenk   69
4   greenedge   65
4   asdfgh101   65
6   Geraint Too Fast   64
7   ingsve   61
8   search   61
9   will10   59
10   Object   57
10   tom_jelte   57

The top 10 is a bit like the topsy-turvy 10 this week, with 3 new entrants and our first lead change since January. Newbie trackstand had a great run at the top but relentlessly good weeks from jeroenk and Geraint Too Fast were too much to withstand and so the top 3 flips around. Vaulting into the top 10 are will10, greenedge and Blues in the Bottle, and falling out are (sigh) skidmark, londonpat and search, whose Ewan-less team falls 13 spots from 9th last week.

Top 10 overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (+1)   jeroenk   3189
2   (+1)   Geraint Too Fast   3146
3   (-2)   trackstand   3119
4   (-)   Object   3087
5   (+2)   PeterB   3021
6   (+7)   will10   2996
7   (-2)   theyoungest   2975
8   (-2)   asdfgh101   2972
9   (+2)   greenedge   2966
10   (+9)   Blues in the bottle   2962

Spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jrk3hxjxq9np5tc/CQ%202015%20update%2010.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 17, 2015, 08:23
612 in the wash

will take a look after Spring but

EBH
Bikini Carlos
Simon Yates
G-sink
Coppel

are a concern Goss sort of but 77 points no biggy

Froome better win in spain and I have a field day at MSR.

48 from man with 2 first names was great

edit seems I took out man with 2 1st nanes in the final edit, meh :lol
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on March 18, 2015, 05:51
612 in the wash

will take a look after Spring but

EBH
Bikini Carlos
Simon Yates
G-sink
Coppel

are a concern Goss sort of but 77 points no biggy

Froome better win in spain and I have a field day at MSR.

48 from man with 2 first names was great

edit seems I took out man with 2 1st nanes in the final edit, meh :lol

Gesink and Yates will come around, have no doubt. I mean, Gesink hasn't really even turned a pedal in anger yet. A top 5 in some WT race and a top 10 in a GT will make him a good pick. EBH... is an enigma. Carlos is... what's beyond an enigma?
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 18, 2015, 06:40
Gesink and Yates will come around, have no doubt. I mean, Gesink hasn't really even turned a pedal in anger yet. A top 5 in some WT race and a top 10 in a GT will make him a good pick. EBH... is an enigma. Carlos is... what's beyond an enigma?

I agree re Yates , Gesink Not so sure tbh

I know I made ahh this year they will be good re EBH and Carlos but time will tell not looking great, EBG leadout stage 6 T-A was impressive though
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 18, 2015, 07:05
Nokere Koerse - Danilith Classic
 STUYVEN Jasper
JANS Roy

GP Nobili Rubinetterie-Coppa Papa Carlo-Coppa Cittá  di Stresa
 ROE Thimothy
OFFREDO Yoann

startlist not final yet

Grand Prix of Sochi Mayor

Grand Prix of Sochi

these 2 can´t even find listed teams no idea if race is even on  :lol

Handzame Classic

JANS Roy

again startlist not final

Ronde Van Zeeland Seaports
GESINK Robert

Classic Loire Atlantique
DAMUSEAU Thomas

Cholet - Pays De Loire
 BOUDAT Thomas
DAMUSEAU Thomas

Milano-Sanremo
 OFFREDO Yoann
CAVENDISH Mark
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
 HAUSSLER Heinrich
MOSER Moreno

startlist not final but need all my heavy hitters to be top 10 at least
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 18, 2015, 08:00

Grand Prix of Sochi Mayor

Grand Prix of Sochi

these 2 can´t even find listed teams no idea if race is even on  :lol

http://sochi.fvsr.ru/en/competitors-en.html

in English even :o
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 18, 2015, 08:01
http://sochi.fvsr.ru/en/competitors-en.html

in English even :o

no riders for me as expected
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 18, 2015, 22:40
this week:

50th Tirreno-Adriatico      
BETANCUR Carlos      5
LUTSENKO Alexey      5
WESTRA Lieuwe      0
RUFFONI Nicola      0
OSS Daniel      5
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk       0
CAVENDISH Mark      0
POZZATO Filippo      5
MODOLO Sacha      0
VISCONTI Giovanni      10
MOSER Moreno      5
STANNARD Ian      5
      40
      
Nokere Koerse      
      
STUYVEN Jasper      0
      0
      
GP Nobili Rubinetterie      
      
BETANCUR Carlos      
STORTONI Simone      
FAVILLI Elia      
      
      
Classic Loire Atlantique      
      
WEGMANN Fabian      
      
      
Cholet - Pays De Loire      
      
BOUDAT Thomas      
WEGMANN Fabian      
      
      
Milano-Sanremo      
      
CAVENDISH Mark      
MODOLO Sacha      
POZZATO Filippo      
VISCONTI Giovanni      
MOSER Moreno      
STORTONI Simone      
+?   

ugh... :S

about time for Ulissi to get back in action
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on March 18, 2015, 22:59
Nobili men 27 Boys 42

Colbrelli - 10
Elissonde - 5
Paolini - 0
Bandiera - 0
Mas Bonet - 12
Ishibashi - 0
Filosi* - 42
Skjerping* - 0
Moreno Giampaolo* - 0

Loire = 0

Nardin
Boudat*
Cam*
Barbaeo*
Carthy*

M-S-R men - 231 Boys - 5  Classics - 174

Stybar** - 5
Pozatto** - 5
Boom** - 5
Paolini - 6
Sagan - 125
Colbrelli - 28
Riblon
Cimolai - 80
Moser - 5
Simion - 5
Curvers - 5
Bandiera - 5
Chirico*- 5

** classics *youth

MSR so far.... Not enough Italians  :lol :lol

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 19, 2015, 08:00
Jans 20 points :rasmussen
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on March 20, 2015, 11:36
A bit late... but here's the Circus guys for this week

Nokere Koerse
Carbel
Kirsch
Pedersen
Quaade
All ma Cult boys   :D

GP Nobili
Betancur
Latour
Elissonde
Geniez
Cort (but he was DNS... poorly)  :o :o :o :o
Chaves (also poorly)

GP Sochi Major and GP Sochi
No riders

Handzame Classic
Hnik
Quaade
Pedersen
Kirsch

Ronde Van Zeeland
Hnik
Kirsch
Pedersen
Quaade
Sleurs

Classic Loire Atlantique
Chetout
Carbel

Cholet Pays de Loire
Chetout
Carbel

MSR
Zardini
Villella
Offredo
Boasson Hagen
Simon Yates
Stannard
Juul Jensen

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 20, 2015, 12:16
GP Nobili
GATTO Oscar 48
MOHORIC Matej 10
ELISSONDE Kenny 5

woop woop
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on March 21, 2015, 00:03
Catalunya 23/03 men - 111 Boys - 18

Atapuma - 89
Elissonde
Cattaneo - 5
De Gendt
Preidler - 7
Malacarne - 5
Mas Bonet - 5
Senni - 5
Barbera - 5
Soler* - 8


Dwars Vlaanderen 25/03 Men - 72

Quintana N
Kolar
Van Baarle - 72
Devenyns
Bandireo
Nardin
Skjerping*
Boom**

E3 27/03 Men - 43 Boys - 5  Classics - 132

Sagan - 6
Devenyns - 5
Cimolai - 5
Quintana D
Van Baarle - 12
Curvers - 5
Paolini - 5
Bandiera - 5
Nardin
Skjerping* - 5
Dockx*
Pibernik*
Stybar** - 132
Boom**
Pippo**

Criterium 28/03 Men - 146

Poljanski - 6
Brun - 5
Pinot - 135
Moser
Ratto
boudat*
Canola**


Ghent Wevelgem 29/03 Men - 266 - classics - 225

Cimolai
Van Baarle
Paolini - 220
Sagan - 46
Pibernik*
Skjerping*
Boom**
Stybar** - 5
Pippo**

3 day of de panne 31/03

Cimolai
Bandiera
Nardin
Quintana D
Pibernik*
Andreetta*
Dockx*

Thats a busy week






Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 21, 2015, 17:39
Milano-Sanremo (1.WT)
GATTO Oscar
STORTONI Simone
ROLLIN Dominique
SENECHAL Florian
VERHELST Louis
STYBAR Zdenek
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
MOSER Moreno
STANNARD Ian
JUUL JENSEN Christopher

Nothing in the other races this weekend :angry :angry :angry
My hopes on Stybbles Yogi and Cat :o :o
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 21, 2015, 17:49
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (2.WT)
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
PORTE Richie
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
EWAN Caleb
LASCA Francesco
HIVERT Jonathan
Ok Bertie listen... 3rd or 4th is ok... it would only lose me max 50 points in GC compared to last year :cool but if you can get 2nd or 1st.. :shh :shh
aim: 150

Dwars door Vlaanderen (1.HC)
JUUL JENSEN Christopher
KUENG Stefan
GAUDIN Damien
BLYTHE Adam
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
ROLLIN Dominique
SENECHAL Florian
GATTO Oscar
I don't know what to expect :beaten The Cat for another top 10? No Sagan in #tinkoff so Chris might get to ride for himself
aim: 50 points

Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali (2.1)
KUMP Marko
RUFFONI Nicola
Kump :o it would be kewl if him and Ruffoni could score a handful of points in the sprints :cool honestly these 2.1 races are only worth it for the GC points sadly.. aim: 5 points :lol

E3 Harelbeke (1.WT)
JUUL JENSEN Christopher
STYBAR Zdenek
STANNARD Ian
GATTO Oscar
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
GAUDIN Damien
Styb Stan and Cat :shh aim 150 points :shh

Gent - Wevelgem (1.WT)
GAUDIN Damien
STYBAR Zdenek
BLYTHE Adam
STANNARD Ian
JUUL JENSEN Christopher
ROLLIN Dominique
SENECHAL Florian
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
hmmm will probably a sprint again so not expecting much :) aim: 50 points

Classica Corsica (1.1)
RATTO Daniele
this is your chance Daniele :shh :shh :cool

Critérium International (2.HC)
POLJANSKI Pawel
MOSER Moreno
VERHELST Louis
RATTO Daniele
C'mon Pawel :lol

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Murrjt on March 21, 2015, 18:41
Not much this week just bits here and there.

Next week should be more fruitful hopefully.

Milano-Sanremo

BOOM Lars
SENECHAL Florian
CAVENDISH Mark
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
MOSER Moreno
FELLINE Fabio
STANNARD Ian

Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

TEUNS Dylan
ATAPUMA John Darwin
PORTE Richie
DOMBROWSKI Joe
BETANCUR Carlos
ROSA Diego
CATTANEO Mattia
DE CLERCQ Bart
EWAN Caleb
SEPúLVEDA Eduardo

Dwars door Vlaanderen

BOOM Lars
GAUDIN Damien
DE BIE Sean
MARKUS Barry
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
SENECHAL Florian

Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali

Nobody on the (incomplete) start lists that I've looked at

E3 Harelbeke

DE BIE Sean
BOOM Lars
STANNARD Ian
GAUDIN Damien
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald

Gent - Wevelgem

GAUDIN Damien
BOOM Lars
CAVENDISH Mark
STANNARD Ian
VIVIANI Elia
SENECHAL Florian
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald

Critérium International

JUNGELS Bob
FELLINE Fabio
EL FARES Julien
MOSER Moreno

Classica Corsica

FELLINE Fabio
JUNGELS Bob
EL FARES Julien



Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 22, 2015, 06:32
Todays final

Milano  ›  Sanremo
THURAU Bjorn
CAVENDISH Mark
OFFREDO Yoann
HAUSSLER Heinrich
ROELANDTS Jurgen
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
GOSS Matthew
YATES Simon
MOSER Moreno
STANNARD Ian

Cholet - Pays De Loire
DAMUSEAU Thomas
BOUDAT Thomas

Next weeks provisional
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya
 ATAPUMA John Darwin
FROOME Christopher
PORTE Richie
 DOMBROWSKI Joe
BETANCUR Carlos
COPPEL Jérome
EWAN Caleb
STUYVEN Jasper
HIVERT Jonathan
SCHUMACHER Stefan


Dwars door Vlaanderen
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
GOSS Matthew
JANS Roy
FAVILLI Elia

Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
startlist still to come

Classica Corsica
 JUNGELS Bob
BRAJKOVIč Janez
BOUDAT Thomas
DAMUSEAU Thomas

E3 Harelbeke
ROELANDTS Jurgen
OFFREDO Yoann
HAUSSLER Heinrich
STANNARD Ian
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
GOSS Matthew
 FAVILLI Elia

Critérium International
JUNGELS Bob
MOSER Moreno
BOUDAT Thomas
BRAJKOVIč Janez

Gent - Wevelgem
CAVENDISH Mark
OFFREDO Yoann
HAUSSLER Heinrich
ROELANDTS Jurgen
STANNARD Ian
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
GOSS Matthew
 FAVILLI Elia
JANS Roy

all looks good so far
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 22, 2015, 15:17

Dwars door Vlaanderen (1.HC)
JUUL JENSEN Christopher

No Sagan in #tinkoff so Chris might get to ride for himself


 :angry :(
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on March 22, 2015, 17:40
Sneak peak at how Milan San Remo might affect the rankings this week...

- One team (Ceramiche Cauz) had Degenkolb
- nobody had Kristoff
- two teams (cj2003 and vernakular) had Matthews
- as has been noted in this thread, 35 teams had Sagan (including vernakular who had Matthews)
- one team (BigMac) had Bonifazio
- nobody had Bouhanni

Very interesting - I think the minor points and other 1.1/1.HC races are going to have a say in the rankings this week, but definitely a number of unique picks that can affect this week greatly.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 22, 2015, 19:23
see what team Flo is up to

NamePointsReturn
PORTE Richie750181% :shh
STYBAR Zdenek26641% :cool
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto25610% :?
EWAN Caleb252265% :o
STANNARD Ian24799% :cool
HIVERT Jonathan172102% :cool
GATTO Oscar14583% :cool
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt8140.5% :)
MOSER Moreno6979% :)
KUMP Marko48171% :cool
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd40400% :cool
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael305% :?
BLYTHE Adam1711% :?
PAOLINI Luca1617% :?
LASCA Francesco1519% :?
JUUL JENSEN Christopher154.5% :?
SENECHAL Florian156% :?
ROLLIN Dominique15N/A ;)
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin1313% ;)
STORTONI Simone10125% :)
GAUDIN Damien1015% ;)
MOHORIC Matej916% :)
RATTO Daniele610% :?
KÜNG Stefan55% :?
ENGER Sondre Holst54% :?
ELISSONDE Kenny54% :?
POLJANSKI Pawel57% :?
RUFFONI Nicola43% :?

0 points still :angry
GESINK Robert
CRADDOCK Lawson
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
VERHELST Louis
BOUHANNI Rayane

positives: 3 of my 4 most expensive riders are also my top scoring riders :cool Richie already into profit and Stybs coming along nicely, way ahead of where he was last year :) Berto is a little underwhelming so far but with the Giro and tour to come he should still collect a good amount of points, maybe not as many as I was hoping for but it's ok. :) Dombrowski, Ewan, Kump and Hivert are also into profit, nice, and lots of other riders are doing well

negatives: my two Danes Valgren and CJJ, they haven't really had any opportunities of course, but so far they've scored basically nothing.  I was hoping CJJ could grab some points in Dwars since he was supposed to have a free role but he crashed hard today :( Gesink so far is very disappointing and I'd expected more from Ratto, Küng, Ruffoni and Elissonde

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 22, 2015, 19:48
50th Tirreno-Adriatico      
BETANCUR Carlos      5
LUTSENKO Alexey      5
WESTRA Lieuwe      0
RUFFONI Nicola      0
OSS Daniel      5
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk       0
CAVENDISH Mark      0
POZZATO Filippo      5
MODOLO Sacha      0
VISCONTI Giovanni      10
MOSER Moreno      5
STANNARD Ian      5
      40
      
Nokere Koerse      
      
STUYVEN Jasper      0
      0
      
GP Nobili Rubinetterie      
      
BETANCUR Carlos      0
STORTONI Simone      0
FAVILLI Elia      0
      0
      
Classic Loire Atlantique      
      
BOUDAT Thomas      0
WEGMANN Fabian      0
      0
      
Cholet - Pays De Loire      
      
BOUDAT Thomas      0
WEGMANN Fabian      0
      0
      
Milano-Sanremo      
      
CAVENDISH Mark      5
OSS Daniel      5
POZZATO Filippo      5
VISCONTI Giovanni      5
MOSER Moreno      5
STORTONI Simone      5
STYBAR Zdenek      5
LUTSENKO Alexey      5
GOSS Matthew      5
      45
      
TOTAL      85

ugh  :S

5 points for Goss though, better than expected :fp
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 23, 2015, 09:57
159 for the week I think :fp
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 23, 2015, 12:12
159 for the week I think :fp

same ish for me I think

Only points scored in MSR (around 30) and T-A (120 for Berto and a couple 5 finish points) in the other races I did not even have riders racing :angry
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 23, 2015, 15:02
lots of guys are racing this week though, should be better I hope, but probably not really good with only a few potential big scorers, who could also end up with nothing though (Cav for GW, Stybar for E3, maybe Sepulveda for Catalunya or Jungels for the races on Corsica)

Volta Ciclista a Catalunya   
   
ATAPUMA John Darwin   
PORTE Richie   
DURASEK Kristijan   
DE GENDT Thomas   
CRADDOCK Lawson   
STUYVEN Jasper   
HIVERT Jonathan   
SEPúLVEDA Eduardo   
SCHUMACHER Stefan   
   
   
Dwars door Vlaanderen   
   
DEVENYNS Dries   
GOSS Matthew   
FAVILLI Elia   
WEGMANN Fabian   
   
   
Settimana Coppi e Bartali   
   
RUFFONI Nicola   
KUMP Marko   
   
   
Classica Corsica   
   
JUNGELS Bob   
BOUDAT Thomas   
   
   
E3 Harelbeke   
   
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk    
LUTSENKO Alexey   
OSS Daniel   
DEVENYNS Dries   
MODOLO Sacha   
POZZATO Filippo   
STANNARD Ian   
GOSS Matthew   
FAVILLI Elia   
   
   
Critérium International   
   
JUNGELS Bob   
BOUDAT Thomas   
MOSER Moreno   
   
   
Gent - Wevelgem   
   
LUTSENKO Alexey   
OSS Daniel   
CAVENDISH Mark   
MODOLO Sacha   
POZZATO Filippo   
STANNARD Ian   
GOSS Matthew   
FAVILLI Elia   
   
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: mc_mountain on March 23, 2015, 17:05


I predict good things for Trudgin in the next update.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on March 23, 2015, 22:50
I predict good things for Trudgin in the next update.


I can tell when i am being mocked (am i being mocked?)

It will come
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on March 24, 2015, 06:07
Update #11: Geraint To First - lead changes hands in a Monumental week for teams with unique picks

Well, is this game fun or what? Results were all over the place this week, and it shows on the leaderboard - if you look at the top 25 teams on the update tab, there is all kinds of movement. A mere seven teams out of 155 maintained their placing this week. Lots of this wide variation is due to some pretty unique and expensive picks getting some pretty big points. Uran, Pinot, Mollema, Matthews, and Degenkolb are all very rare or unique picks that show up in the top 10 teams for the week. For those with a combination of high scoring riders from either the above set, or from the 'moderately popular expensive rider' group including Sagan and Quintana this week, a top placing was in order. No fewer than 7 of the top 15 teams this week had not even scored a top 15 weekly placing in the 10 weeks so far this year.

No combination was better this week than the team of frequent velorooms thread contributor Trudgin, however, as her team clobbered the competition by an astounding 115 points! Having Quintana, Sagan, Pinot and the surprisingly good unique pick Cimolai will do that to a team an impressive 762 points for the week. The top 9 teams all had Quintana (10th place Sasquatch, the first non-Quintana team, had an intriguing cocktail of rare picks including Nizzolo and Fedrigo).

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Trudgin   762
2   Popchu   647
3   trotters aotearoa   646
4   Bicycle_Boy   643
5   EvansIsTheBest   630

The high movers list has only one of the same names in the top 5; like I said, this was a week with a lot of movement. Weekly leader Karaev moves up 53 places to 34th overall, heading the week of change.

This week's high movers


Rank   Team   Up/down
1   karaev   (+53)
2   Ceramiche_Cauz   (+47)
3   cj2002   (+41)
4   Popchu   (+38)
5   uspostal   (+31)
5   the asian   (+31)

The green jersey competition, as mentioned earlier, was dominated this week by teams who hadn't yet scored in 2015. As a result, the leaderboard did not change much, with only one team in the top 10 getting points.

Weekly points competition

Rank   Team   Points
1   The Hitch   72
2   afpm90   71
3   jeroenk   69
4   greenedge   65
4   asdfgh101   65
6   Geraint Too Fast   64
7   Ceramiche_Cauz   62
8   ingsve   61
9   search   61
10   will10   59

The top 10 overall is certainly not immune to change either. After wresting away top spot from longtime resident trackstand last week, jeroenk's team didn't manage to withstand the challenge of last week's second place (and perpetual high ranker) Geraint Too Fast. Although his namesake wasn't quite fast enough to hold on in the late break of San Remo, his CQ team was more than up to the task. trackstand's once glorious team falls to eighth, while two teams - asdgh101 and Blues in the bottle - leave the top 10. Taking their place are Kazistuta and (ahem) skidmark, jumping 6 and 7 places respectively.

Top 10 overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (+1)   Geraint Too Fast   3472
2   (-1)   jeroenk   3403
3   (+1)   Object   3395
4   (+7)   skidmark   3372
5   (-)   PeterB   3359
6   (-)   will10   3323
7   (+2)   greenedge   3318
8   (-5)   trackstand   3298
9   (+6)   Kazistuta   3292
10   (-3)   theyoungest   3282

Note: the two teams we aggregated of the most popular riders would rank 34th and 55th overall at this point.

Note 2: I realized that even if I don't give a monthly update until the end of the month, the least I can do is arrange the leaderboard on that sheet on the spreadsheet. I'll be doing that from now on.

Spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/o9777rga949l6r9/CQ%202015%20update%2011.xls?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/o9777rga949l6r9/CQ%202015%20update%2011.xls?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on March 24, 2015, 06:09

I can tell when i am being mocked (am i being mocked?)

It will come

no way trudg! You killed it.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 24, 2015, 06:29
Only few 2 spots all in all a ok result
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 24, 2015, 09:17
Heather top scorer well I never..

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 24, 2015, 12:08
Opps I forgot about GP nobili (The Cat :win )
I scored 248
-4 :angry

Catalunya not looking good. Berto might miss out on 100-150 points because of the three escapees with their massive advantage :(
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on March 26, 2015, 10:03
Forgot Coppi e Bartali

Colbrelli
Simion
Ishibashi
Nibali A
Chirico*
Filosi*
Moreno Giampaolo*


Classica Corsica

Pinot
Brun
Cam*
Boudat*
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 26, 2015, 16:47
I'll have you know Ratto scored me 40 points in Classica Corsica and as things stand right now I have 3 riders in Volta top 10
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 26, 2015, 16:50
Boudat into profit :)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on March 26, 2015, 21:49
And i have both Boudat and Ratto...
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 27, 2015, 06:21
Catalunya might be ok with El Puma getting some good GC points

Boudat :win

need some big points this weekend or the dream may slip I think
Title: Re: The 2015 CQ Ranking Manager Thread
Post by: Flo on March 29, 2015, 16:55

PAOLINI Luca - 95 points, 16 picks (fave)
This honestly surprises me. 16 picks? Yes, he'll be 38 in a couple days, yes, he'll slave for Kristoff most of the time. But he could just as well get into a break and win a big race, or place well. Look at his cost, and his CQ points history, and tell me it is not worth the risk :P Hoping for 250 points.


I think picking Contador is a legitimate strategy. He won't double but he did break his leg last year so there's got to be room for improvement and he left you a lot of freedom with your other picks.

I didn't realize Paolini was so cheap. That's a good pick. He didn't seem to have any personal ambition last year but he still looked strong. There's always a reasonable chance that Kristoff could crash out of a race (or even the whole Spring :(). Plus he's so likeable.

 :o :o :o :cool :cool :cool :cool :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on March 29, 2015, 17:56
He's (probably) got more points than Bertie this year  :shh
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on March 29, 2015, 18:03
Luca Paolini - that is all 
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 29, 2015, 18:19
He's (probably) got more points than Bertie this year  :shh

Nope
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 29, 2015, 18:27
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (2.WT)
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto 142
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin 89
PORTE Richie 285
HIVERT Jonathan 17
Total: 533

Dwars door Vlaanderen (1.HC)
GATTO Oscar 11
Total: 11

Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali (2.1)
RUFFONI Nicola 3
STORTONI Simone 35
HENAO GOMEZ Sergio 8
Total: 46

E3 Harelbeke (1.WT)
STYBAR Zdenek 132
STANNARD Ian 10
GATTO Oscar 13
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt 5
GAUDIN Damien 5
PAOLINI Luca 5
Total: 170

Gent - Wevelgem (1.WT)
STYBAR Zdenek 5
SENECHAL Florian 17
PAOLINI Luca 220
Total: 242

Classica Corsica (1.1)
RATTO Daniele 40
Total: 40

Critérium International (2.HC)
POLJANSKI Pawel 6
Total: 6

Total for this week: 1048.  HAPPY :cool :cool :cool
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Murrjt on March 29, 2015, 19:27
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Richie Porte 285
Darwin Atapuma 89
Bart De Clercq 52
Diego Rosa 6
Dylan Teuns, Eduardo Sepulveda, Mattia Cattaneo and Stefan Schumacher (Sod off Kirby) 5

Total 452


Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali

Sergio Henao 8

E3 Harelbeke

EBH 17
Ian Stannard 10
Sean De Bie & Damien Gaudin 5

Total 37

Gent - Wevelgem

Florian Senechal 17

Classica Corsica

Fabio Felline 24
Julien El Fares 5

Total 29

Critérium International

Fabio Felline 128  :o
Julien El Fares 7
Bob Jungels 25

Total 160

Weekly Total 703
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 29, 2015, 20:31
doesn't look too bad to me :)

Volta Ciclista a Catalunya      
      
ATAPUMA John Darwin      89
PORTE Richie      285
DURASEK Kristijan      0
DE GENDT Thomas      0
CRADDOCK Lawson      0
STUYVEN Jasper      0
HIVERT Jonathan      17
SEPúLVEDA Eduardo      5
SCHUMACHER Stefan      5
      401
      
Dwars door Vlaanderen      
      
DEVENYNS Dries      0
GOSS Matthew      0
FAVILLI Elia      0
WEGMANN Fabian      0
      0
      
Settimana Coppi e Bartali      
      
RUFFONI Nicola      3
KUMP Marko      0
HENAO Sergio      8
STORTONI Simone      35
      46
      
Classica Corsica      
      
JUNGELS Bob      0
BOUDAT Thomas      80
      80
      
E3 Harelbeke      
      
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk       132
LUTSENKO Alexey      5
OSS Daniel      46
DEVENYNS Dries      5
MODOLO Sacha      0
STANNARD Ian      10
STANNARD Ian      198
      
Critérium International      
      
JUNGELS Bob      25
BOUDAT Thomas      0
MOSER Moreno      0
WEGMANN Fabian      0
      25
      
Gent - Wevelgem      
      
LUTSENKO Alexey      
OSS Daniel      58
CAVENDISH Mark      0
MODOLO Sacha      0
POZZATO Filippo      0
STANNARD Ian      0
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk       5
      63
      
TOTAL      813
   
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 30, 2015, 11:37
not sure what to expect this week, Stuyven might be able to surprise in de Panne, or Mancebo in GP Indurain, but I probably have to rely on Stybar and maybe Oss & Stannard to score good points in the Ronde

Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde   
   
MODOLO Sacha   
STUYVEN Jasper   
GOSS Matthew   
RUFFONI Nicola   
FAVILLI Elia   
LUTSENKO Alexey   
   
   
Route Adélie de Vitré   
   
STORTONI Simone   
BOUDAT Thomas   
   
   
Gran Premio Miguel Indurain   
   
MANCEBO Francisco   
   
   
Volta Limburg Classic   
   
RUFFONI Nicola   
SCHUMACHER Stefan   
WEGMANN Fabian   
FAVILLI Elia   
   
   
Ronde van Vlaanderen   
   
STUYVEN Jasper   
LUTSENKO Alexey   
OSS Daniel   
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk    
DEVENYNS Dries   
MODOLO Sacha   
POZZATO Filippo   
STANNARD Ian   
   
   
Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioja   
   
MANCEBO Francisco   
   
   
Paris-Camembert   
   
?   
   
   
GP Adria Mobil   
   
KUMP Marko (?)   
   
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 30, 2015, 11:40
EBH down hurts my team

Roelandts doing well though

circa 800 I think this week
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on March 30, 2015, 14:12
I tried to tally up but no chance


Oh and barbero made it 5 top 10's & 2 wins
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 30, 2015, 14:29
Ran out of fingers and toes H?  :lol

Another monster week ?
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on March 30, 2015, 15:37
I dont get where you get the scoring from... You all have 89 for Atapuma but them who shall not be named (dutch stat outfit 3 letters) have atapuma at 100 pts for 1 race

So i give up, but pretty sure  its a pretty good week  :D
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 30, 2015, 15:49
I dont get where you get the scoring from... You all have 89 for Atapuma but them who shall not be named (dutch stat outfit 3 letters) have atapuma at 100 pts for 1 race

So i give up, but pretty sure  its a pretty good week  :D

It's a different website which uses a different points system. This is the CQ ranking manager game which obviously uses CQ ranking.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on March 30, 2015, 15:57
Driedaagse De-Panne

Cimolai
Bandiera
Nardin
Quintana D
Colbrelli
Simion
Paolini  :shh
Pibernik*
Andreetta*
Dockx**
Boom**

Didnt they used to say that Italians dont ride pave??

GP Big Mig

Quintana N
Carthy*
Merino*

Volta Limburg

Colbrelli
Simion
Andreetta*
Riis T*

So Bardiani  ;)

Ronde van Vlaanderen

Devenyns
Cimolai
Quintana D
Van Baarle
Curvers
Paolini again
Sagan  :-x
Bandiera
Nardin
Pibernik*
Skjerping*
Boon**
Stybar**
Pozatto**






Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on March 30, 2015, 16:15
It's a different website which uses a different points system. This is the CQ ranking manager game which obviously uses CQ ranking.

Do you just use 2015 totals?
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 30, 2015, 16:17
Do you just use 2015 totals?

Well no. Week totals. But for your overall score in the game it's the 2015 totals.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on March 30, 2015, 16:20
Well no. Week totals. But for your overall score in the game it's the 2015 totals.

Ah they do weekly totals cheers...



(I do love it when Florrie gets exasperated with the old dear :lol :lol)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 30, 2015, 16:22
Ah they do weekly totals cheers...



(I do love it when Florrie gets exasperated with the old dear :lol :lol)

no they don't do weekly totals. But we post our weekly scores. So we check every race that week and see how our riders did. So 89 is was Atapuma scored this week, but his year total is 102. But this week's update adds 89 to his tally so that's what we post on the forum.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on March 30, 2015, 16:42
Ill just wait... Its impossibke to switch back n forward on an ipad... Now 2 ipads would be easir but velorooms have to search every time i open it  cheers

Post Merge: March 30, 2015, 22:16
OK here goes from MSR to GW

The men = 869
The boys = 28
Classics = 531

I think
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on March 31, 2015, 04:15
Uppdate #12: Go with the Flo! Thousand points cracked by weekly winner as lead changes hands again

This was a busy week with a lot of popular and semi-popular riders flaming out. Cavendish, Boasson Hagen, Ewan, Stannard, and semi-popular expensive picks like Froome and Sagan all had disappointing weeks. Richie Porte continued his tear, and the game's most popular rider Sergio Henao returned to racing about as soon as one could have hoped, culminating with a 6th place stage finish on the mountain stage of Coppi e Bartali and his first 8 points of the year (beyond the game, good news for his health, as his injury could have been career-ending). With all that going on, and all the races from 2 WT 1-day races to the 1.HC DDV to Catalunya to Criterium International, the week's winner was going to get points from alot of places and from more unique picks. When the dust settled, it was self-professed Contador fangirl LaFlorecita taking the week's honours with a whopping 1048 points, besting second place by over 100 just like Trudgin last week. Unique pick Contador scored well, of course, and not-so-unique pick Porte, but also Stybar and, with one of the canniest and most impressive rides I've seen in cycling in awhile, old man Luca Paolini all scored over 100 points for LaFlo. Atapuma, Ratto, Strotoni and Gatto and a few other smaller points added up to that massive total. Second place kjellus, quiet since the first week co-win after the Aussie nats, had the Porte/Paolini combo as well, as well as Atapuma, but got supplementary points from Roelendts, Keukeleire, Pantano and Chaves among others. Third place Nicosix had some of the abovementioned riders plus Dan Martin, Fedrigo and Boudat to name a few. Lots of names scoring this week.

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   LaFlorecita   1048
2   Kjellus   929
3   Nicosix   926
4   simple   917
5   PeterB   915

In the high movers, LaFlo tops things again with a massive 60 point jump to 34th. Different names make up the rest of the top 5, with last year's winner Pentacycle making his first appearance on an update this year, leaping 35 places to 60th overall.

This week's high movers


Rank   Team   Up/down
1   LaFlorecita   (+60)
2   Jspear   (+40)
3   simple   (+39)
4   mutschi   (+35)
4   Pentacycle   (+35)

For the monthly standings (we won't count the points on offer on Tuesday in De Panne as this month, hope that's okay), weekly 5th high scorer PeterB (remember this name, it will be important later on) takes the honours, with a 'sh*t is getting real in March' score of 2445 for the month. More than half that total is from 3 riders (Porte, Uran, Paolini), but Roelandts, Stannard, Seb Henao and Ewan have all scored more than 100 points for the team this month.

Monthly Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this month
1   PeterB   2445
2   Ruudz0r   2431
3   greenedge   2424
4   Popchu   2361
5   asdfgh101   2360
6   Geraint Too Fast   2331
7   LaFlorecita   2329
8   Kazistuta   2313
9   Nicosix   2288
10   derrudi   2274

For movement on the rankings table, LaFlo had a great week, but one team had an even better month. Ruudz0r moved up an eye-watering 85 points on the month, more than half the entire table.

This month's high movers


Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Ruudz0r   (+85)
2   LaFlorecita   (+74)
3   Eyeballs Out   (+53)
4   Popchu   (+49)
5   AlyKaptan   (+47)
6   Nicosix   (+46)
7   derrudi   (+45)
8   cj2002   (+43)
9   Jspear   (+41)
10   EvansIsTheBest   (+38)

For the green jersey competition, LaFlo's strong showing a few weeks ago combined with this week's win, and kjellus' 2nd place this week after splitting top spot back in week 1 makes for a new top 2 overall. LaFlo is in the lead by the slimmest of margins, and previous leader The Hitch drops to third.

Points Competition

Rank   Team   Points
1   LaFlorecita   85
2   Kjellus   82
3   The Hitch   72
4   afpm90   71
5   asdfgh101   69
5   jeroenk   69
7   search   67
8   greenedge   65
9   Geraint Too Fast   64
10   Ceramiche_Cauz   62

And finally... perhaps no surprise here, the top of the table was overturned again. All of last week's top 4 had disappointing weeks (I'm sure Geraint Too Fast felt the same pain I did watching Sagan bleed hundreds of points in the final 4km of E3), and the new leader leaps into the position from 5th! I told you to remember the name - PeterB is our new leader! No one maintained their position in the top 10, as asdfgh101, Skibby and *Falze* all jump over 5 spots into the top 10, while Object (who falls all the way out from the podium last week), trackstand and the youngest all fall over 6 places out of the top 10. Be sure to scroll down the table, some insane snakes-and-ladders type jumps all over the place.

Top 10 overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (+4)   PeterB   4274
2   (-1)   Geraint Too Fast   4254
3   (+4)   greenedge   4086
4   (-2)   jeroenk   4071
5   (+4)   Kazistuta   4035
6   (+5)   asdfgh101   3987
7   (-1)   will10   3942
7   (+9)   Skibby the bush kangaroo   3942
9   (-5)   skidmark   3906
10   (+8)   *Falze*   3857

Spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ebd7rsbaa7s3f77/CQ%202015%20update%2012.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on March 31, 2015, 04:19
I realized just before I posted that I had absent-mindedly hit 'save' instead of 'save as' this week, and so I saved over last week's update, rendering that link irrelevant. If anyone downloaded it last week and has a copy, if you wouldn't mind uploading it that would be great as I'd like to keep a copy for my own files, thanks.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 31, 2015, 04:29
Seems I ran out of fingers and toes only 630 this week -5

well done flo :cool
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 31, 2015, 12:20
I realized just before I posted that I had absent-mindedly hit 'save' instead of 'save as' this week, and so I saved over last week's update, rendering that link irrelevant. If anyone downloaded it last week and has a copy, if you wouldn't mind uploading it that would be great as I'd like to keep a copy for my own files, thanks.

in a bit of a hurry
this should work
http://www.mediafire.com/download/juoha795uduq0st/CQ+2015+update+11.xls
 :cool :cool
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on March 31, 2015, 13:26
I moved up again into 22nd after that horrendous result the week before, still quite satisfied with that - especially now that Ulissi returns to competition. But Modolo and Betancur need to start scoring points at some point I'm afraid...

not sure what to think about the two Astana guys, but I guess it should be okay, whatever the license commission will decide. Both Dutch teams lack strong riders, so it's not too unlikely Westra can sign there, and Lutsenko could still race all around Asia with the Kazakh national team.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 31, 2015, 17:15
well done flo :cool

thanks jsg :cool :o :win now it's Styby's time to shine as Berto won't race for a month :angry :o
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: ansimi on April 01, 2015, 07:49
Congrats Flo!

I scored zero points at Gent - Wevelgem but it was a great race so I wouldn't change a thing.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on April 01, 2015, 09:35
My dislike of the classics team at Etixx has clouded my judgement in the game I feel

In Fact I like Boonen, Big Stijn not sure what it is about Stybar and the rest anyway I think it might hurt especially if we have a wet P-R
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 01, 2015, 17:32
Just checked - Styby is at almost 2/3rds of his 2014 score already :o He scored a combined 140 points in RVV and P-R last year, can he top that?  :o
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 01, 2015, 17:34
My dislike of the classics team at Etixx has clouded my judgement in the game I feel

In Fact I like Boonen, Big Stijn not sure what it is about Stybar and the rest anyway I think it might hurt especially if we have a wet P-R

C'mon JSG Styby is so likeable :) well I suppose you can't hear his adorable accent when he speaks Flemish :P
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 02, 2015, 16:10
Küng 99 points :o and into profit by one :cool
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 04, 2015, 16:42
see what team Flo is up to
[snip]
 I'd expected more from Ratto, Küng, Ruffoni and Elissonde

Must do this more often :lol
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on April 04, 2015, 16:51
Kung was on the track for a month, so not surprising that he wasn't scoring...now he's on a roll! (Not a sausage roll like Carlos obviously).

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 04, 2015, 18:01
Kung was on the track for a month, so not surprising that he wasn't scoring...
He also said he was ill at the start of the season.
Quote
now he's on a roll! (Not a sausage roll like Carlos obviously).
:lol
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on April 05, 2015, 17:46
mmmh  :wut

Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde      
MODOLO Sacha      19
STUYVEN Jasper      0
GOSS Matthew      0
RUFFONI Nicola      0
FAVILLI Elia      0
LUTSENKO Alexey      26
      45
      
Route Adélie de Vitré      
STORTONI Simone      0
BOUDAT Thomas      0
      0
      
Gran Premio Miguel Indurain      
MANCEBO Francisco      20
      20
      
Volta Limburg Classic      
RUFFONI Nicola      0
SCHUMACHER Stefan      0
WEGMANN Fabian      0
FAVILLI Elia      0
      0
      
Ronde van Vlaanderen      
STUYVEN Jasper      5
LUTSENKO Alexey      20
OSS Daniel      54
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk       70
DEVENYNS Dries      22
MODOLO Sacha      0
POZZATO Filippo      46
STANNARD Ian      5
      222
      
Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioja      
MANCEBO Francisco      0
      0
      
Paris-Camembert      
STORTONI Simone      0
BOUDAT Thomas      0
      0
      
GP Adria Mobil      
KUMP Marko      15
      15
      
TOTAL      311
   
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 05, 2015, 19:16
RVV fail. But at least all my riders finished ;)

Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde (2.HC)
BLYTHE Adam0
KUENG Stefan99
GATTO Oscar0
RUFFONI Nicola0
99
Gran Premio Miguel Indurain (1.1)
DOMBROWSKI Joe0
MOHORIC Matej0
0
Route Adélie de Vitré (1.1)
ROLLIN Dominique0
STORTONI Simone0
RATTO Daniele0
0
Volta Limburg Classic (1.1)
KUENG Stefan80
RUFFONI Nicola0
80
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1.WT)
STYBAR Zdenek70
PAOLINI Luca5
STANNARD Ian5
JUUL JENSEN Christopher5
GATTO Oscar5
SENECHAL Florian5
VERHELST Louis5
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt5
GAUDIN Damien5
110
Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioja (1.1)
EWAN Caleb80
LASCA Francesco0
80
Paris-Camembert (1.1)
RATTO Daniele0
ROLLIN Dominique0
STORTONI Simone0
0
GP Adria Mobil (1.2)
KUMP Marko15
15

total 384
Hmmm Küng saves the day ;)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 05, 2015, 19:42
Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco (2.WT)
POLJANSKI Pawel
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio
CRADDOCK Lawson
MOHORIC Matej
Hopefully some GC points

Circuit Cycliste Sarthe - Pays de la Loire (2.1)
MOSER Moreno
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael
HIVERT Jonathan
ROLLIN Dominique
STORTONI Simone
See what happens could be good could be sh*t

Scheldeprijs (1.HC)
GAUDIN Damien
STANNARD Ian
JUUL JENSEN Christopher
GATTO Oscar
SENECHAL Florian
VERHELST Louis
RATTO Daniele
 :-x

Paris - Roubaix (1.WT)
JUUL JENSEN Christopher
PAOLINI Luca
STANNARD Ian
GAUDIN Damien
STYBAR Zdenek
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
ROLLIN Dominique
SENECHAL Florian
All for Styby
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Murrjt on April 05, 2015, 22:25
Points this week

Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde

DE BIE Sean 79
VIVIANI Elia 53

Total 132


Volta Limburg Classic

TEUNS Dylan 40

Ronde van Vlaanderen

BOOM Lars 100
Finishers 15

Total 115

Paris-Camembert

EL FARES Julien 5

Vuelta a La Rioja

EWAN Caleb  80

Trofeo Piva

GEOGHEGAN HART Tao 5

Grand Total 377

Riders next week

Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco

BELTRAN Edward
ATAPUMA John Darwin
HENAO Sergio Luis
ANTON Igor
BETANCUR Carlos
DE CLERCQ Bart
RODRíGUEZ Joaquim
FELLINE Fabio
JUNGELS Bob

Circuit Cycliste Sarthe - Pays de la Loire

MOSER Moreno

Scheldeprijs

GAUDIN Damien
MARKUS Barry
VIVIANI Elia
STANNARD Ian
SENECHAL Florian


Paris - Roubaix

STANNARD Ian
GAUDIN Damien
SENECHAL Florian
BOOM Lars


Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on April 06, 2015, 14:44
Hey guys, I was hoping it might be the case that the CQ update was out early Monday this week but that doesn't appear to be the case. I'm in transit all day so I won't be able to get the update out until quite a bit later, sometime in the next 24 hours though. Hopefully this builds anticipation instead of disappointment!
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on April 06, 2015, 18:22
Pais Vasco

Poljanski
Atapuma
Quintana
Pinot
Elisssonde

Carthy*

Circuit Cycliste Sarthe

Moser
Kolar

Schelderprijs

Curvers
DeGendt
Paolini
Sagan
Bandiera
Nardin
Brun

Skjerping*

Dockx**
Boom**

MSR

Sagan
Paolini
Devenyns
Van Baarle

Skjerping*

Boom**
Stybar**
Pippo**







Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on April 06, 2015, 19:07
Update #13: EvansIsTheBest is the best, leaderboard shakes up again

*note: I know I just said I couldn't do an update today but I got through airport security real fast and had time to whip this up before my flight*

In a 'lighter' week than the last few weeks (because, you know, there was only a monument - ie. there are no light weeks between March and July really), the winner of the week only scored 601 points, which is a good week by any measure, but not quite hitting the quadruple digits of the past couple of weeks. But, who's to complain? Not EvansIsTheBest, that's for sure - his team's struggles in the first couple of months and his recent resurgence have been self-chronicled on the cyclingnews thread, so I won't add anything but to say that with decent showing from Sagan, Boom and Ewan, and especially precocious performances from impressive neo-pros Kung and Benoot, his team takes top spot this week. He is also the week's highest mover, cracking the top 60 overall after moving up 37 more places. Take heart if you are in the second half of the standings, folks - this story reminds us that it's a season-long game.

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   EvansIsTheBest   601
2   kabete   525
3   rote_laterne   519
4   Jpettersen   511
5   HelgeBlendet   504

This week's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   EvansIsTheBest   (+37)
2   kabete   (+31)
2   HelgeBlendet   (+31)
4   Jpettersen   (+29)
4   fauniera   (+29)

This week's green jersey competition was a little quiet - EITB, by virtue of his 45 points on top of 22 for a 5th place 2 weeks ago, cracks the top 10 overall but the rest stays the same. 116 teams have now scored at least a point for the year.

Points competition standings

Rank   Team   Points
1   LaFlorecita   85
2   Kjellus   82
3   The Hitch   72
4   afpm90   71
5   asdfgh101   69
5   jeroenk   69
7   EvansIsTheBest   67
8   search   67
9   greenedge   65
10   Geraint Too Fast   64

As has been the case the last few weeks, there is some considerable shakeup in the overall. After dropping out of top spot last week, Geraint Too Fast rides a solid performance from Sagan (even if the greater context of his season is lukewarm for those who have him) to retake a slim 17-point lead over now-2nd place PeterB. greenedge stands firm in third place, while 7th-on-the-week derrudi and snccdcno ride into the top 10. Kazistuta and skidmark (again! ugh) fall out of the top 10. For those who are interested, our two 'popular riders' teams performed rather poorly this week (90th and 134th), and would be in 61st (Froome team) and 83rd (Rodriguez team) overall respectively. Conclusion - we're not that smart! Yet.

The end of the cobbled classics come this week, so for those who have a cobbles-heavy team, enjoy it while you can, and for those who have a climber-heavy team, get ready!

Spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/clojoznjepjallm/CQ%202015%20update%2013.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on April 07, 2015, 12:00
Getting ugly now down to 42nd the spring has not gone to plan with EBH and Stan
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: ansimi on April 07, 2015, 12:04
Wow, I scored a grand 10 points in RVV but I actually moved up this week! Good thing I have Stefan Kung.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on April 08, 2015, 08:49
these are my guys in action this week:

Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco   
ATAPUMA John Darwin   
HENAO Sergio Luis   
VISCONTI Giovanni   
CRADDOCK Lawson   
BETANCUR Carlos   
WESTRA Lieuwe   
ULISSI Diego   
JUNGELS Bob   
   
   
Circuit Cycliste Sarthe   
BOUDAT Thomas   
HIVERT Jonathan   
STORTONI Simone   
   
   
Scheldeprijs   
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk    
DE GENDT Thomas   
STUYVEN Jasper   
STANNARD Ian   
GOSS Matthew   
   
   
Klasika Primavera   
MANCEBO Francisco   
   
   
Paris - Roubaix   
STUYVEN Jasper   
DEVENYNS Dries   
STANNARD Ian   
WESTRA Lieuwe   
OSS Daniel   
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk    
POZZATO Filippo   
   
   
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on April 10, 2015, 15:30
Man, how did I miss posting the top 10 overall? Yeesh. Sorry guys.

1 (+1) Geraint Too Fast 4580
2 (-1) PeterB 4563
3 (-) greenedge 4491
4 (+3) Skibby the bush kangaroo 4370
5 (+5) *Falze* 4328
6 (-2) jeroenk 4302
7 (-) will10 4301
8 (+9) derrudi 4233
9 (-3) asdfgh101 4232
10 (+3) snccdcno 4195

In other news, I'm about to head out to the wilderness of western canada to do a summer of work as I do every year. I have intermittent internet access, but not enough to guarantee updates every Monday. I've really enjoyed doing the updates this year, but it seems practical to get somone(s) to fill in while I'm gone. Here are the updates that will take place while I'm gone:

April 27th
May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
August 3rd, 10th

I could be back in regular internet land as early as July 13th, but might as well delegate just to make sure they're all accounted for. If a few people want to take on 4-5 updates each, that would be great, or if more people want to do them and do 2-3 each, that's cool too. I know some folks did it last year. Who is interested? Call out a few weeks and they're yours (maybe cross-check the cyclingnews thread too to see who's interested). Once they're full I'll post a schedule on the first page of the thread for people to check and make sure of their dates. I can forward the helpful instructions mc_mountain drew up last year for making the posts, as well. Sound good?
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 11, 2015, 18:42
yikes only Henao scoring well and he is on everyone's team :o

Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco (2.WT)
POLJANSKI Pawel 5
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin 23
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio 273
CRADDOCK Lawson 5
MOHORIC Matej 5
total: 311 would have liked a bit more from El Puma  :P

Circuit Cycliste Sarthe - Pays de la Loire (2.1)
MOSER Moreno 0
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael 4
HIVERT Jonathan 23
ROLLIN Dominique 0
STORTONI Simone 8
total: 35 Valgren very disappointing :-x and kicking myself cuz I don't have Manuele :angry

Scheldeprijs (1.HC)
GAUDIN Damien 0
STANNARD Ian 0
JUUL JENSEN Christopher 0
GATTO Oscar 0
SENECHAL Florian 0
VERHELST Louis 0
RATTO Daniele 0
total: 0 as expected :P

everything depends on tomorrow :o but realistically only Styby can score decent points
Paris - Roubaix (1.WT)
JUUL JENSEN Christopher
PAOLINI Luca
STANNARD Ian
GAUDIN Damien
STYBAR Zdenek
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
ROLLIN Dominique
SENECHAL Florian
go go go :P
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 11, 2015, 18:56
De Brabantse Pijl - La Flèche Brabançonne (1.HC)
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
MOSER Moreno
MOHORIC Matej
STORTONI Simone
RUFFONI Nicola
HIVERT Jonathan
RATTO Daniele

GP de Denain Porte du Hainaut (1.1)
ROLLIN Dominique
SENECHAL Florian
GAUDIN Damien
STORTONI Simone
I don't understand why Hivert is not riding these small French races?? Instead #bretagne bring Feillu to each and every single one of them.. FFS!

Vuelta a Castilla y Leon (2.1)
where are the times when this race had a massive international startlist?? now it's just a bunch of Spaniards and Portuguese with the odd Colombian and Frenchman here and there.

Tour du Finistère (2.1)
HIVERT Jonathan

Amstel Gold Race (1.WT)
STYBAR Zdenek
HOLST ENGER Sondre
MOSER Moreno
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael

Tro-Bro Léon (1.1)
VERHELST Louis

only a miracle can save my team from a disastrous week :(
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on April 12, 2015, 19:28
this week's results:

Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco      
ATAPUMA John Darwin      23
HENAO Sergio Luis      285
VISCONTI Giovanni      0
CRADDOCK Lawson      5
BETANCUR Carlos      5
WESTRA Lieuwe      0
ULISSI Diego      5
JUNGELS Bob      5
      328
      
Circuit Cycliste Sarthe      
BOUDAT Thomas      0
HIVERT Jonathan      23
STORTONI Simone      8
      31
      
Scheldeprijs      
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk       0
DE GENDT Thomas      0
STUYVEN Jasper      5
STANNARD Ian      0
GOSS Matthew      0
      5
      
Klasika Primavera      
MANCEBO Francisco      36
VISCONTI Giovanni      20
      56
      
Paris - Roubaix      
STUYVEN Jasper      5
STANNARD Ian      5
WESTRA Lieuwe      0
OSS Daniel      5
ŠTYBAR Zdeněk       170
POZZATO Filippo      5
      190
      
TOTAL      610

doesn't look too bad at first glance, but as Henao is very popular and several teams have Purito, I'll have to wait and see what it's worth I guess...there are probably teams scoring >1000 points this week
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 12, 2015, 19:38
225 points in Roubaix, so 571 total this week
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 12, 2015, 20:12
NamePointsReturn
PORTE Richie1035249% :shh
STYBAR Zdenek64399.5% :cool
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto39816% :?
EWAN Caleb332349% :o
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis281305% :o
STANNARD Ian262100.5% :?
PAOLINI Luca251264% :o
HIVERT Jonathan212125% :cool
KÜNG Stefan184179% :o
GATTO Oscar17499.5% :cool
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin125122.5% :cool
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt9145.5% :)
MOSER Moreno6979% :)
SENECHAL Florian6725% :?
KUMP Marko63225% :o
STORTONI Simone53662.5% :o
RATTO Daniele4684% :cool
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd40400% :cool
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael346% :?
JUUL JENSEN Christopher257.5% :?
GAUDIN Damien2030% :?
BLYTHE Adam1711% :?
POLJANSKI Pawel1621% :)
ROLLIN Dominique15N/A ;)
LASCA Francesco1519% :?
MOHORIC Matej1425.5% :)
ELISSONDE Kenny109% :?
RUFFONI Nicola76% :?
ENGER Sondre Holst54% :?
CRADDOCK Lawson54% :?
VERHELST Louis56% :?
looking a lot better now
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Murrjt on April 12, 2015, 22:42
About 1000 points this week, mainly thanks to Purito (424) Sergio Henao (296) Lars Boom (125) Felline (65) Senechal (30) and Atapuma (23)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on April 13, 2015, 07:25
If I get 500 points I will be amazed

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 13, 2015, 08:51
About 1000 points this week, mainly thanks to Purito (424) Sergio Henao (296) Lars Boom (125) Felline (65) Senechal (30) and Atapuma (23)

Nice one brother :)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on April 14, 2015, 06:03
Update #14: Expensive picks pay off as lead changes hands yet again

At the start of the season when teams were revealed, there was some discussion around how the somewhat popular expensive picks would perform - the four most notable being Quintana, Froome, Rodriguez and Sagan. This week, the expensive picks were definitely the ones to get, with lots of points in Pais Vasco (and to a lesser extent, Paris-Roubaix) snatched up by expensive picks. For the week, vladimir comes out on top with 1171 points, over a third of his current total for the year! This was Pais Vasco driven, as he had both Rodriguez and Quintana, as well as the much more popular Yates and Henao. Stage points from Felline and 30 Roubaix points from Senechal is enough for the win. Second place NairoQ also had both his namesake and Purito, and grabs a comfortable 1152 points. Ten teams broke the 1000 mark this week.

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   vladimir   1171
2   NairoQ   1152
3   Ruvu75   1136
4   Kjellus   1123
5   the_sceptic   1058

The high movers list sees 21 teams moving up 20 places or more, and the top 5 is very similar, with Ruvu75 and NairoQ the top 2 there.

This week's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Ruvu75   (+43)
2   NairoQ   (+41)
2   the asian   (+41)
4   the_sceptic   (+38)
5   MADRAZO   (+37)
5   merengues   (+37)

The points competition has a new leader! Kjellus was in second place last week, a mere 3 points out of first, and scores 26 points for the 4th place on the week, putting their team up to 108 points in the competition, the first team to break triple digits.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Points
1   Kjellus   108
2   LaFlorecita   85
3   PeterB   74
4   Ruvu75   73
5   The Hitch   72
6   afpm90   71
7   asdfgh101   69
7   jeroenk   69
9   EvansIsTheBest   67
10   search   67

The top 10 overall has a lot of shakeup behind the remarkably stable podium. The same 3 teams have been on the podium the last few weeks, and while greenedge has carved out a niche in 3rd place, the top two spots are flip-flopping back and forth all the time. PeterB's impressive 9th place on the week is slightly better than Geraint Too Fast's impressive 17th place on the week, and so PeterB takes top spot back after giving it up last week. The top 10 sees 2 new entries - the previously mentioned Kjellus pops up 10 spots to 4th place overall, while skidmark continues his (okay, my - I never know whether to use first or third person perspective here) jumping in and out of the top 10, this time moving up 7 to 6th overall. Will10 and derrudi fall out of the top 10.

Top 10 overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (+1)   PeterB   5580
2   (-1)   Geraint Too Fast   5556
3   (-)   greenedge   5340
4   (+10)   Kjellus   5277
5   (+5)   snccdcno   5191
6   (+7)   skidmark   5148
7   (+2)   asdfgh101   5081
8   (-3)   *Falze*   5029
9   (-3)   jeroenk   5011
10   (-6)   Skibby the bush kangaroo   4986

spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jkzjn55tlub2gkl/CQ%202015%20update%2014.xls?dl=0

Note: I mentioned in the thread earlier this week that I'll be away from regular internet access from April 27th (two weeks from now) until likely early August, so I'm trying to find people to do updates in the meantime. I have seen a few responses and will follow up by PM with those people very soon, but if you are interested, let me know!
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on April 14, 2015, 07:09
prepare to be amazed  :lol

528

-22 on the week :win and things getting ugly  :)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 14, 2015, 09:14
609, more that I thought.

-9

Pretty amazing that the top scorer only scored in 1 race :) even though there were other big races
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on April 14, 2015, 18:26
the cobbles are over, so I guess it's time to take a look at how RoarLikeAMouse have been doing, so lets have a look at the stats...  :nerd:

Week Just Gone
I'm going with the good news first...
TaDaaaa  664 points last week, putting me at (-1) for the week.  :D :cool
The majority of those came from Quintana, Simon Yates and Sergio Henao 

Season as a whole
Team cost = 7499
Points so far = 3315
Profit (-4184) = 44.21 %  :-x

So who has been more squeaking than roaring on my team. If I was Oleg I'd call this name and shame time and start posting inappropriate pictures on twitter. But I am much nicer, so I put this up as gentle encouragement guys... some of you need to get well, pedal a bit quicker, a little wiser, or at all even.

Ewan  #greenedge 349%  :Stars: :D
Henao Se  #sky 330%  :Stars: :omg
L'il Richie  #sky 249.40% :Stars:
Huffman  #smartstop 120%  :Stars:
Stannard  #sky 104.8%  :Stars:
Chetout #cofidis 90%
Yates S #greenedge 76.81%
Carbel  #cult 67.8%
Von Hoff #nfto 66.96%
Latour  #ag2r 63.38%
Quintana  #movistar 37.46%
Offredo  #fdj 34.64%
Chevrier  #iam 30%
Reza  #fdj 26.83%
Pedersen  #cult 26.67%
EBH  #mtn 25.64
Chaves  #greenedge 13.24%
Kirsch  #cult 8.77%
Elissonde  #fdj 8.7% Oh Kenny  :( he did score me a 27th place in the prediction game  :cool
Chris JJ  #tinkoff 7.5%
Villella   #tcg 6.42%
Zardini   #bardiani 5.88%
Barguil #giant 5.86%
Holst Enger  #iam 4.24% hmmmm not happy, may have been swayed by a pretty face here ;p
Betancur  #ag2r 1.62%
Geniez  #fdj 0% I honestly thought I had chosen Gougeard. Imagine my disappointment when I realised
Hnik  #cult 0%  Cost me 150 points and I don't know where he's going to score those from this year. He has been ill though.
Quaade  #cult 0% Track bound in early part of the season, and was then ill. I have hope for the moustachioed one.
Dyrnes  #coop 0%
Sleurs  #3m 0%
Van der Poel D 0%
Eastman 0%

In profit already with 5... Ewan, Henao, Richie, Huffman and Stannard (3 team sky ... I might have to weep)

Very close to profit with Chertout, Simon Yates, Carbel, Latour, and Von Hoff,  :confident

I expect and hope Nairo, Chaves, Zardini, Barguil, Cort and maybe even Pedersen to get there.

Most of the others get a hmm and I'm worried about CJJ and little Kenny  :(

Betancur, Hnik, and Holst Enger... I'll be lucky

Of my 0%- ers  I do have hopes that Dyrnes, Sleurs will score more than the 2 and 1 points they cost me. Quaade cost me more, but he is a t least back and racing now... we shall see.


My thoughts so far... overloaded with too many neos who scored well last year





Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: ansimi on April 14, 2015, 19:10
Some key stats from my team:

Riders who have broken even - 10

Riders who have broken bones - 4

Rider closest to breaking even - James Oram - needs only one more point and we haven't gotten to the place in the season where he broke his elbow last year.

Rider closest to breaking bones - Elia Viviani - he must have come close to breaking nearly everything in his body in multiple nasty crashes.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on April 16, 2015, 11:09
mmh, this is probably likely to be a quiet week. I was hoping for big unique points from Wegmann in Amstel, as it's his favorite race, but he still seem to be sick. Ruffoni could do ok'ish in Denain today with a very weak competion, and Paco should score points in Castilla y Leon as well I think. For Amstel...really hard to tell, in theory Betancur, Ulissi, Henao, Lutsenko, Westra, Visconti and Jungels all have the potential to fight for the win - but whether it's likely or not is a different story...

Brabantse Pijl      
DEVENYNS Dries      26
SCHUMACHER Stefan      0
DE GENDT Thomas      0
HIVERT Jonathan      0
      26
      
      
GP de Denain      
DE GENDT Thomas      
RUFFONI Nicola      
FAVILLI Elia      
      
Vuelta a Castilla y Leon      
MANCEBO Francisco      
      
      
Belgrade Banjaluka      
KUMP Marko (?)      
      
      
Tour du Finistère      
BOUDAT Thomas      
HIVERT Jonathan      
      
      
Tro-Bro Léon      
BOUDAT Thomas      
      
      
Amstel Gold Race      
BETANCUR Carlos      
LUTSENKO Alexey      
WESTRA Lieuwe      
DEVENYNS Dries      
ULISSI Diego      
VISCONTI Giovanni      
EARLE Nathan      
HENAO Sergio Luis      
JUNGELS Bob      
SCHUMACHER Stefan      
WEGMANN Fabian      
GOSS Matthew      
   
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on April 16, 2015, 15:17
A few points for me in Denain with Vallee, Ruffoni and Manzin. Yay!
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 16, 2015, 15:39
"A few" he says ;)

Ruffles yay! :cheer
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on April 16, 2015, 15:48
"A few" he says ;)

Ruffles yay! :cheer

No doubt I'll be top after that!
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 19, 2015, 20:40
What. A. Week. :win :win

GP de Denain
RUFFONI Nicola 24

Tour de Finistère
HIVERT Jonathan 20

Tro-Bro Léon
SENECHAL Florian 40

Amstel Gold Race
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael 14
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis 5

Banjaluke - Belgrade I
KUMP Marko 15

total 118

:win :P
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: ansimi on April 19, 2015, 20:55
The only points I got in the entire week were some fivers for finishing AGR.

Upcoming week has more potential since I have Purito.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on April 20, 2015, 09:21
mmmh, better than florry at least  :-x

Brabantse Pijl      
DEVENYNS Dries      26
SCHUMACHER Stefan      0
DE GENDT Thomas      0
HIVERT Jonathan      0
      26
      
      
GP de Denain      
DE GENDT Thomas      0
RUFFONI Nicola      24
FAVILLI Elia      0
      24
      
Vuelta a Castilla y Leon      
MANCEBO Francisco      25
      25
      
Belgrade Banjaluka I + II      
KUMP Marko      17
      17
      
Tour du Finistère      
BOUDAT Thomas      0
HIVERT Jonathan      20
      20
      
Tro-Bro Léon      
BOUDAT Thomas      0
      0
      
Amstel Gold Race      
BETANCUR Carlos      5
WESTRA Lieuwe      0
ULISSI Diego      5
VISCONTI Giovanni      5
EARLE Nathan      0
HENAO Sergio Luis      5
JUNGELS Bob      13
SCHUMACHER Stefan      0
WEGMANN Fabian      5
GOSS Matthew      0
      38
      
TOTAL      150
   
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on April 20, 2015, 09:22
mmmh, better than florry at least  :-x

Brabantse Pijl      
DEVENYNS Dries      26
SCHUMACHER Stefan      0
DE GENDT Thomas      0
HIVERT Jonathan      0
      26
      
      
GP de Denain      
DE GENDT Thomas      0
RUFFONI Nicola      24
FAVILLI Elia      0
      24
      
Vuelta a Castilla y Leon      
MANCEBO Francisco      25
      25
      
Belgrade Banjaluka I + II      
KUMP Marko      17
      17
      
Tour du Finistère      
BOUDAT Thomas      0
HIVERT Jonathan      20
      20
      
Tro-Bro Léon      
BOUDAT Thomas      0
      0
      
Amstel Gold Race      
BETANCUR Carlos      5
WESTRA Lieuwe      0
ULISSI Diego      5
VISCONTI Giovanni      5
EARLE Nathan      0
HENAO Sergio Luis      5
JUNGELS Bob      13
SCHUMACHER Stefan      0
WEGMANN Fabian      5
GOSS Matthew      38
      
TOTAL      150
   
Goss 38 points Jippie

ps I am not looking scared tbh
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on April 20, 2015, 10:16
this week will not be much better I guess  :S - Porte (does he really start though?) and Henao should score good points, but basically everyone has them anyway

Giro del Trentino      
PORTE Richie      
STORTONI Simone      
      
      
Tour of Croatia      
KUMP Marko      
      
      
La Flèche Wallonne      
VISCONTI Giovanni      
WESTRA Lieuwe      
ULISSI Diego      
HENAO Sergio Luis      
HIVERT Jonathan      
SEPúLVEDA Eduardo      
      
      
Liège - Bastogne - Liège      
VISCONTI Giovanni      
WESTRA Lieuwe      
ULISSI Diego      
HENAO Sergio Luis      
WEGMANN Fabian      
      
      
Giro dell'Appennino      
?      
      
      
La Roue Tourangelle Région Centre      
?   
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on April 20, 2015, 17:42
Round up from last week... seems my nice little chat had some effect  :shh

I'm not sure N.cup races are used for this competition, but I've added them anyway just in case

Cote Picardie 1N.Cup
Carbel
Pedersen 10

Brabantse Pijl
Hnik
Kirsch

GP de Denain
Hnik 0
Kirsch 0
Geniez 0

ZLM Roompot Tour 2. NCup
Carbel 33
Pedersen 45

Arno Wallaard
Sleurs 0

Tour de Finistère
Latour 0
Chetout 0
Geniez 36

Profonde van Noord-Holland
Sleurs 0

Tro-Bro Léon
Latour 0
Geniez 80
OMG I won Tro-Bro Leon... if I never win another race all year, this will be enough   :cool

Amstel Gold Race
Betancur 5
Zardini  5
Kirsch 0
Reza 5
Barguil 5
Sergio Henao 5

I duly apologise for thinking Alexandre Geniez was in fact Alex Gougeard... and for disappointed about the fact.
Geniez ROARS LIKE A LION and better still he is a unique pick :omg :omg  :party

I am also THRILLED with Carbel and Pedersen, who have both moved into credit (if N Cup races are counted)  :luv
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: mc_mountain on April 20, 2015, 18:19
Round up from last week... seems my nice little chat had some effect  :shh

I'm not sure N.cup races are used for this competition, but I've added them anyway just in case

Cote Picardie 1N.Cup
Carbel
Pedersen 10

Brabantse Pijl
Hnik
Kirsch

GP de Denain
Hnik 0
Kirsch 0
Geniez 0

ZLM Roompot Tour 2. NCup
Carbel 33
Pedersen 45

Arno Wallaard
Sleurs 0

Tour de Finistère
Latour 0
Chetout 0
Geniez 36

Profonde van Noord-Holland
Sleurs 0

Tro-Bro Léon
Latour 0
Geniez 80
OMG I won Tro-Bro Leon... if I never win another race all year, this will be enough   :cool

Amstel Gold Race
Betancur 5
Zardini  5
Kirsch 0
Reza 5
Barguil 5
Sergio Henao 5

I duly apologise for thinking Alexandre Geniez was in fact Alex Gougeard... and for disappointed about the fact.
Geniez ROARS LIKE A LION and better still he is a unique pick :omg :omg  :party

I am also THRILLED with Carbel and Pedersen, who have both moved into credit (if N Cup races are counted)  :luv

If it gets CQ points - it counts.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on April 20, 2015, 20:52
Update #15: Quiet week doesn't stop see-saw battle at the top

After several big weeks in a row, only 3 teams scored over 300 points this week, and only 16 teams scored over 200. That results in a relatively minor shakeup in the overall table, although the continuing battle between PeterB and Geraint Too Fast for the top 2 spots sees the lead switch places again, for at least the 5th week in a row from my memory. Everything went right for vernakular this week relative to the rest of the field, as relatively unique pick Matthews led the charge from his 3rd place in Amstel. Handfuls of points from Gasparotto, Nocentini, Hivert, Kump and Marcato was enough for the top honours this week; only 6 riders scoring in a mid-spring week will rarely get you top spot, but with the dearth of top-rated races (one 1.HC race, a 2.1 race with few top teams and of course Amstel) it was enough for this week. Congratulations to vernakular!

This week's top scorers


Rank   Team   Points this week
1   vernakular   335
2   cj2002   315
3   BigMac   311
4   afpm90   285
5   Tuarts   274

vernakular doesn't do the double of highest movers this week, though - their team is not even in the top 5. The honours instead go to 2nd top scorer cj2002, who is in a slightly more bunched part of the rankings, and moves up a not-too-shabby 22 places on 315 points for the week.

This week's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   cj2002   (+22)
2   Tuarts   (+21)
3   Eyeballs Out   (+17)
4   gustienordic   (+16)
5   Giallo   (+12)

The points competition sees a few teams move about this week, as afpm90's stellar week gets their team into 3rd place, their first points since a week 7 win. Last week's top scorer vladimir's 3rd top 10 placing in the last 5 weeks gets their team into the top 10 overall as well.

Green Jersey competition


Rank   Team   Points
1   Kjellus   108
2   afpm90   97
3   LaFlorecita   85
4   vladimir   75
5   PeterB   74
6   Ruvu75   73
7   The Hitch   72
8   asdfgh101   69
8   jeroenk   69
10   EvansIsTheBest   67

In the overall, as I mentioned at the top of things, there isn't much change (nobody in the top 10 moved more than 3 spots), but there is change yet again at the very top. Minor points from Ruffoni, Hivert, Kump, Bol and a bunch of riders with less than 10 points is enough for Geraint Too Fast to move back into top spot, outscoring recent archrival PeterB 107-32 for the week. greenedge's consistent hold on 3rd place slips, as snccdcno's best-in-the-top-10 205 points for the week is enough to leap onto the podium. Skibby falls out of the top 10 as derrudi moves in.

Top 10 overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (+1)   Geraint Too Fast   5663
2   (-1)   PeterB   5612
3   (+2)   snccdcno   5396
4   (-1)   greenedge   5381
5   (-1)   Kjellus   5297
6   (-)   skidmark   5216
7   (-)   asdfgh101   5171
8   (+3)   derrudi   5131
9   (-1)   *Falze*   5128
10   (-1)   jeroenk   5083

spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mihl2r1s1192b9t/CQ%202015%20update%2015.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 20, 2015, 21:25
Nice one CJ :cool

me +4
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on April 20, 2015, 21:49
Quote
If it gets CQ points - it counts.
Fantastic ... thank you
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: cj2002 on April 21, 2015, 11:32
I'd forgotten that only 2 of us picked Bling... why did no-one else pick Bling? Were you all crazy pre-season?

Also, as I said to Flo yesterday, nice that my "pick random riders from Portuguese teams" tactic paid off at last! A combined 92 points this week from Alejandro Marque, Frederico Figueiredo and especially Delio Fernandez, more than 50% of their combined 2014 scores.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on April 21, 2015, 11:35
well, Bling was not exactly cheap, and he is still pretty far away from scoring ~1500 points, which would be the minimum to consider him to be a decent pick.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on April 21, 2015, 11:36
I scored I think 48 points and am now 70th ish  :-x
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: cj2002 on April 21, 2015, 12:09
well, Bling was not exactly cheap, and he is still pretty far away from scoring ~1500 points, which would be the minimum to consider him to be a decent pick.

True... Good results this week would see him almost break even, and then it would only take a few good days at a Grand Tour to push him north of 1000 points. Someone like Sep Vanmarcke or Gianni Meersman who cost a similar amount and have ridden similar races thus far are still a long way from profit.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on April 21, 2015, 12:34
I don't think he will do Liege - and the Mur should be too hard for him. But well...we will see

and yes, I have Betancur instead, who is a handful of points away from being considered as a good pick as well :P
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on April 22, 2015, 08:13
I'd forgotten that only 2 of us picked Bling... why did no-one else pick Bling? Were you all crazy pre-season?

Also, as I said to Flo yesterday, nice that my "pick random riders from Portuguese teams" tactic paid off at last! A combined 92 points this week from Alejandro Marque, Frederico Figueiredo and especially Delio Fernandez, more than 50% of their combined 2014 scores.

He calls himself Bling... Good enough reason for me not to pick him...  ;)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: ansimi on April 22, 2015, 20:45
Gesink finishing a WT race means all my guys are on the board now!

A lot of my picks aren't looking good but at least they all have something and it's good to have Gesink back racing.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on April 25, 2015, 21:36
Tour of Turkey

Kolar
DeGendt
Bandiera
Colbrelli
Nardin
Simion
Brun
Ratto
Mas Bonet
Barbero*

Romandie

Quintana
Preidler
Atapuma
Pinot
Poljanski
Senni*

Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt[/b

Paolini
Curvers
Catteano
Ishibashi
Nibali A
Pibernik*
Filosi*



I am never again letting someone influence my picks... Grrr still got my original pick, i will check it for scores...
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on April 26, 2015, 17:03
okish week, not sure what it's worth

Giro del Trentino      
PORTE Richie      214
STORTONI Simone      0
      214
      
Tour of Croatia      
KUMP Marko      31
      31
      
La Flèche Wallonne      
VISCONTI Giovanni      5
BETANCUR Carlos      5
ULISSI Diego      5
HENAO Sergio Luis      66
HIVERT Jonathan      21
GESINK Robert      11
SEPULVEDA Eduardo      5
DE GENDT Thomas      5
      123
      
Tour of Turkey      
CAVENDISH Mark      33
RUFFONI Nicola      10
MODOLO Sacha      5
      48
      
Liège - Bastogne - Liège      
VISCONTI Giovanni      5
JUNGELS Bob      5
HENAO Sergio Luis      90
BETANCUR Carlos      5
STYBAR Zdenek      5
      110
      
Giro dell'Appennino      
STORTONI Simone      9
FAVILLI Elia      0
      9
      
La Roue Tourangelle Région Centre      
HIVERT Jonathan      8
BOUDAT Thomas      7
      15
      
      550
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 26, 2015, 17:17
Hey Stortoni! And Hivert :)

Giro del Trentino   
PORTE Richie214
STORTONI Simone0
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd9
MOSER Moreno5
GATTO Oscar0
PAOLINI Luca5
      228
      
Tour of Croatia      
KUMP Marko31
      31
      
La Flèche Wallonne   
GESINK Robert11
HIVERT Jonathan21
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael0
RATTO Daniele5
MOHORIC Matej0
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio66
      103
      
Tour of Turkey      
RUFFONI Nicola10
EWAN Caleb15
      25
      
Liège - Bastogne - Liège   
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio90
STYBAR Zdenek5
      95
      
Giro dell'Appennino   
STORTONI Simone9
      9
      
La Roue Tourangelle Région Centre   
HIVERT Jonathan8
      8
      
      499
probably missed some small points here and there
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 26, 2015, 17:25
Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (2.HC)
BLYTHE Adam
EWAN Caleb
RUFFONI Nicola
RATTO Daniele

Tour de Romandie (2.WT)
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
KUENG Stefan
STANNARD Ian
POLJANSKI Pawel

Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt (1.HC)
GATTO Oscar

ASO/WTY - Yorkshire 3 Day (2.1)
CRADDOCK Lawson

Vuelta Asturias Julio Alvarez Mendo (2.1)
-

:S :fp
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on April 26, 2015, 17:52
600 ish I think
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Murrjt on April 26, 2015, 18:03
Giro del Trentino

Porte 214
Rosa 32
Dombroski 9
Moser 5
Boswell 3

Total 263

La Flèche Wallonne

Purito 96
Henao 66
Teuns 30
Gesink 11
Felline 6
Betancur 5
Sepulveda 5

Total 219

Tour of Turkey

Cav 33
Ewan 15

Total 48

Liège - Bastogne - Liège

Purito 145
Henao 90
Teuns 5
Felline 5
Betancur 5
Jungels 5

Total 255


La Roue Tourangelle Région Centre

El Fares 12

Overall total 797
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 26, 2015, 18:39
Nice one brother, still going strong
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Murrjt on April 26, 2015, 18:53
Nice one brother, still going strong

Thanks, just need those idiots handing out wild cards to US races to start including Airgas-Safeway and I'll be unstoppable.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: ansimi on April 26, 2015, 23:40
I calculate 762 for last week. Not as good as Murrjt but probably good enough to pass some teams without Purito.

This week I'm looking to my BMC squad at Romandie. I've got Atapuma, Kung, Flakemore and Dennis and they're on a semi-Swiss team so I think they ought to get some decent points amongst the 4 of them.

My other BMC rider Teuns is headed to Yorkshire with some good form and I think that it might suit him.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on April 27, 2015, 18:05
Turkey could be quite good this week, the sprint results are promising so far, any maybe Sepulveda and Durasek can show something on the climbs

not much to expect from Romandie I think, Mancebo should do ok in Asturias, maybe Boudat can score some points in the sprints in Yorkshire, and Craddock should be Giant's best climber in there, but I doubt he'll be any good. And Frankfurt...doesn't look too bad on paper, Wegmann is a former winner, and Pozzato is suited to the course as well, but I guess a big Zero is the most likely result.

Tour of Turkey   
CAVENDISH Mark   
DURASEK Kristijan   
MODOLO Sacha   
DE GENDT Thomas   
RUFFONI Nicola   
SEPúLVEDA Eduardo   
SCHUMACHER Stefan   
   
   
Tour de Romandie   
STANNARD Ian   
WESTRA Lieuwe   
ATAPUMA John Darwin   
BETANCUR Carlos   
ULISSI Diego   
GESINK Robert   
   
   
Tour de Yorkshire   
EARLE Nathan   
BOUDAT Thomas   
CRADDOCK Lawson   
   
   
Rund um den Finanzplatz   
POZZATO Filippo   
WEGMANN Fabian   
FAVILLI Elia   
   
   
Vuelta Asturias   
MANCEBO Francesco   
   

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on April 27, 2015, 18:20
Manzin - 80 points for La Roue Tourangelle  :D

http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=28217

Apologies for me not being around much, phone line and therefore WiFi not working and am constrained by my mobile plan. Grrr @ the pathetic excuse for a company that is BT. 4 days without so far and no sign of anyone coming to fix despite many calls.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Mellow Velo on April 27, 2015, 19:03
Manzin - 80 points for La Roue Tourangelle  :D

http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=28217

Apologies for me not being around much, phone line and therefore WiFi not working and am constrained by my mobile plan. Grrr @ the pathetic excuse for a company that is BT. 4 days without so far and no sign of anyone coming to fix despite many calls.

Saw this and had to check if I had him.........and I did. :D
Shows how much notice I take on a weekly basis.
Anyhow, since I have Alaphil, Porte, Henao etc, thought I'd do a quick check.
Lo and behold, about 900 points this week. :cool
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: al_pacino on April 27, 2015, 20:46
Manzin - 80 points for La Roue Tourangelle  :D

http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=28217

Apologies for me not being around much, phone line and therefore WiFi not working and am constrained by my mobile plan. Grrr @ the pathetic excuse for a company that is BT. 4 days without so far and no sign of anyone coming to fix despite many calls.

Another happy Manzin picker, less so a few of my others though.

And I agree that BT, or Openreach that i'm sure id giving you trouble, need a good kick in the pods.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 27, 2015, 20:54
Ruffoni finally delivering. I hope he rides the Giro :)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on April 27, 2015, 21:10
I guess he is, Bardiani seems to be really confident in his abilities, going for him in the sprints even when Colbrelli is around.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 27, 2015, 21:11
I guess he is, Bardiani seems to be really confident in his abilities, going for him in the sprints even when Colbrelli is around.
Yep, I am glad he is actually showing some form now, else they'd go back to Colbrelli I guess (PS tougher stages should still be for Colbrelli )
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on April 27, 2015, 22:16
Yep, I am glad he is actually showing some form now, else they'd go back to Colbrelli I guess (PS tougher stages should still be for Colbrelli )

Dont you curse my Sonny.... I need him
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on April 28, 2015, 11:46
Tour of Turkey
Ewan
Cort

Tour de Romandie
Betancur
Geniez
Quintana N
Yates S
Stannard
Juul Jensen

Tour of Yorkshire
Hnik
Quaade
Chetout
Enger
Von Hoff

Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt
Latour
Pedersen
Carbel
Kirsch
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on April 28, 2015, 12:42
via shalgo on CN
 
Quote
As skidmark mentioned, I am filling in on the updates this month. I am sure that I will not do them in nearly as stylish and amusing a fashion, but I hope to convey the basic information, at least.

One thing I should mention is that I am encountering some problems with the Excel workbook. In particular, whenever I open it, I get the error message: "PivotTable Field Name Is Not Valid." Perhaps as a result of this error, I am not at all sure if the monthly update numbers below are actually correct. As far as I can tell, this error might be an Excel 2003/Excel 2010 compatibility issue, but I have not been able to fix it. If anyone else encounters the same issue and figures out a fix, please let me know.

Update #16: Alaphilippe and Manzin

Two of the riders made the biggest difference this week were Julian Alaphilippe, who exceeded the expectations of even those who picked him in the three Ardennes Classics this week, and Lorrenzo Manzin, who not only scored 80 points in winning La Roue Tourangelle but also added 25 points from previous weeks, thanks to CQ Ranking's adding a "r" to his name during the off-season--as pointed out by Popchu. The biggest winner this week was Londonpat, who had big weeks from Alaphilippe, Manzin, Porte, Seb Henao. Konig, and many others, on the way to a whopping 1334 points and a jump from 30th into a tie for 6th.

This week's top scorers

1 Londonpat   1334
2 merengues   1131
3 Cykeltyven   1055
4 shalgo   993
5 Jakob747   972

Londonpat, however, was not the top mover this week; that honor goes to Jakob747, who climbed a remarkable 28 places--showing that there is still everything to play for at this stage of the game.

This week's high movers

1 Jakob747 +28
2 Londonpat +24
3 Roubaix +21
4 Hugo Koblet +20
5 Ferminal +19
5 Nyssinator +19

Londonpat and merengues were first and second this week--the order was flipped in the list of the monthly top scorers.

Monthly top scorers

1   merengues   2625
2   Londonpat   2467
3   Kjellus   2459
4   Cykeltyven   2432
5   snccdcno   2413
6   MADRAZO   2374
7   derrudi   2319
8   Geraint Too Fast   2288
9   LightBing   2281
10   18-Valve. (pithy)   2256

The monthly high movers list was topped by the_sceptic, who climbed nearly half the list of teams, moving from 84th to 26th.

This month's high movers

1 the_sceptic   +58
2 Hugo Koblet   +51
3 MADRAZO   +49
4 Londonpat   +45
5 Hugo87   +43
6 Froome19   +43
7 martybart   +42
8 tomazo   +42
9 Ruvu75   +39
10 karaev   +38

Kjellus remains on top in the green jersey competition. derrudi, merengues, and Londonpat are new entrants in the top ten.

Green jersey competition

1   Kjellus   108
2   afpm90   97
3   LaFlorecita   85
4   derrudi   77
5   merengues   76
6   vladimir   75
7   Londonpat   74
7   PeterB   74
9   Ruvu75   73
10   The Hitch   72

Geraint Too Fast and PeterB remain in first and second, but there are changes in the rest of the top ten--most notably the entries of Londonpat, Cykeltyven, and merengues.

Top 10 overall

1   Geraint Too Fast   6542
2   PeterB   6403
3   snccdcno   6229
4   Kjellus   6183
5   derrudi   6063
6   Londonpat   6031
6   greenedge   6031
8   skidmark   6023
9   Cykeltyven   6017
10   merengues   5915

dropbox link  (https://www.dropbox.com/s/b8aycj2dgdfebr8/CQ%202015%20update%2016.xls?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on April 28, 2015, 12:43
Minus 8 this week :fp still 561 points and I get to say hi to Mellow as he is on the way up and me well on the way down  :D
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on May 02, 2015, 10:34
Minus 8 this week :fp still 561 points and I get to say hi to Mellow as he is on the way up and me well on the way down  :D

-19 :shh
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on May 02, 2015, 10:46
this week, minor points from Ruffoni and Ratto and some from Küng and hopefully El Puma, nothing great though :(

next week
Tour d'Azerbaïdjan (2.1)
KUMP Marko

4 Jours de Dunkerque (2.HC)
GAUDIN Damien
Again no Hivert in Bretagne team :fp and Lasca still MIA

and starting next weekend so not many points for next week
Giro d'Italia (2.WT) :cheer
GATTO Oscar
STORTONI Simone
RUFFONI Nicola
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
KUENG Stefan
PAOLINI Luca
PORTE Richie
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto :win
JUUL JENSEN Christopher

Amgen Tour of California (2.HC)
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
CRADDOCK Lawson
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio
riders that could still be added iow riders on teams that have not yet announced their full roster
RATTO Daniele
GESINK Robert
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael
POLJANSKI Pawel
MOSER Moreno
MOHORIC Matej
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on May 03, 2015, 19:17
Turkey was even better than expected, Romandie even worse

Tour of Turkey      
CAVENDISH Mark      40
DURASEK Kristijan      191
MODOLO Sacha      25
DE GENDT Thomas      10
RUFFONI Nicola      0
SEPúLVEDA Eduardo      130
SCHUMACHER Stefan      0
      396
      
Tour de Romandie      
STANNARD Ian      13
WESTRA Lieuwe      1
ATAPUMA John Darwin      23
BETANCUR Carlos      0
ULISSI Diego      5
GESINK Robert      32
      74
      
Tour de Yorkshire      
EARLE Nathan      0
BOUDAT Thomas      0
CRADDOCK Lawson      0
      0
      
Rund um den Finanzplatz      
POZZATO Filippo      
WEGMANN Fabian      
FAVILLI Elia      
      
      
Vuelta Asturias      
MANCEBO Francesco      0
      0
      
TOTAL      470
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on May 04, 2015, 07:05
Probably about the same for me althought most points coming from Romandie

Froome S Yates El Puma

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: ansimi on May 04, 2015, 07:23
I calculate 265 points this week which won't hold up well as most teams will have done better in Romandie GC.

But 4 of my riders (Cavendish, Kung, Hofland, Woods) won races this week!

I think my Giro lineup is looking really good:

Viviani
Basso
Porte
Betancur
Conti
Hofland
D. Quintana
Kung
Atapuma
Seb Henao
Moser
Broeckx
Chevrier

I think I'll have a good team in California too.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on May 04, 2015, 12:13

EPO California

Sagan
Kolar
Skjerping
Curvers
Ratto
Senni*

azerbajan

Nardin!!!

Dunkirk

Kadri
Mas Bonet due to go into profit.....


Giro d'Italia

Quintana D
Bandiera
Malacarne
Colbrelli
Atapuma
Elissonde
Ishibashi
Paolini  :Heart:
Chirico*
Filosi*

Somehow i expected more, much more
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on May 04, 2015, 21:59
in Kump we trust  :)

Tour d'Azerbaïdjan   
KUMP Marko   
   
   
Giro d'Italia   
VISCONTI Giovanni   
BETANCUR Carlos   
RUFFONI Nicola   
ATAPUMA Darwin   
ULISSI Diego   
MODOLO Sacha   
FAVILLI Elia   
PORTE Richie   
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on May 05, 2015, 21:07
I missed this one:

Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich
SCHUMACHER Stefan

Finalle some sh*t race in Poland where he might actually have a chance to score some points. The time trial has been scrapped unfortunately but he didn't look too bad on the climbs in Turkey. Rebellin is around as well, don't know how fit he is after his crash though.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on May 06, 2015, 09:58
via shalgo on CN Update #16: Updater's Day in the Sun

If anyone needed a reason to volunteer to complete these updates, perhaps I have found it. This week, I was lucky enough to finish as the week's top scorer for the first time ever. Coincidence? You decide.

Although there were a lot of races last week, no one rider contributed a huge number of points to the top scoring team this week. Instead, it was a combination of riders scoring between 30 and 140 points that produced the highest totals. My team, for example, included Anton (136), Sepulveda (130), Simon Yates (100), Voeckler (76), JVDB (43), Kung (40), Cavendish (40), Alaphilippe (38), Gaudin (36), and Gesink (32). Giallo, in second place, had seven of these riders. The Hitch also had a similar combination of riders.

The other teams in the top five had a slightly different route to their results--in addition to having some of the riders mentioned above, Netserk and slosada benefited from 150 points from Froome, while Jakob747 had 107 from Quintana.

This week's top scorers

1   shalgo   699
2   Giallo   656
3   Netserk   638
4   slosada   621
5   Jakob747   600
5   The Hitch   600

slosada parlayed a top-five performance for the week into the high mover position, gaining 25 spots. Joelsim was close behind with a 22-place jump.

This week's high movers

slosada +25
Joelsim +22
cj2002 +17
Jakob747 +16
Sneekes +15

In the green jersey competition, Kjellus continues to lead, while asdfgh101 and I enter the top ten and The Hitch moves from 10th to 4th.

Green jersey competition

1   Kjellus   108
2   afpm90   97
3   shalgo   95
4   The Hitch   93
5   LaFlorecita   85
6   asdfgh101   83
7   derrudi   77
8   merengues   76
9   vladimir   75
10   PeterB   74
10   Londonpat   74

In the overall competition: PeterB and Geraint Too Fast remain first and second, as they have for several weeks, though they swapped places this week. Cykeltyven, who was a new entrant into the top ten last week, continues to move up, from 9th to 5th. The other new entrants into the top ten are yours truly and asdfgh101.

Top 10 overall

1   PeterB   6821
2   Geraint Too Fast   6736
3   snccdcno   6671
4   Kjellus   6655
5   Cykeltyven   6525
6   derrudi   6514
7   shalgo   6497
8   Londonpat   6362
9   asdfgh101   6317
10   will10   6302

dropbox  (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ths9efwwcpi64xn/CQ%202015%20update%2017.xls?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on May 06, 2015, 13:20
4 Jours de Dunkerque
DAMUSEAU Thomas
THURAU Bjorn
 JANS Roy

Tour d'Azerbaïdjan
0

I missed this one:

Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich
SCHUMACHER Stefan

Finalle some sh*t race in Poland where he might actually have a chance to score some points. The time trial has been scrapped unfortunately but he didn't look too bad on the climbs in Turkey. Rebellin is around as well, don't know how fit he is after his crash though.

Giro
BETANCUR Carlos
ATAPUMA John Darwin
HAUSSLER Heinrich
FAVILLI Elia
PORTE Richie

hmmm

Cali
HENAO Sergio Luis
CAVENDISH Mark
STUYVEN Jasper
GESINK Robert
DOMBROWSKI Joe
GOSS Matthew
BRAJKOVIč Janez
MORTON Lachlan

Bayern Rundfahrt
MOSER Moreno

should be another crap couple of updates  :lol
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on May 11, 2015, 23:17
talking about crap updates... :P

Tour d'Azerbaïdjan      
KUMP Marko      36
      36
      
Giro d'Italia      
VISCONTI Giovanni      2
BETANCUR Carlos      0
RUFFONI Nicola      0
ATAPUMA Darwin      1
ULISSI Diego      0
MODOLO Sacha      0
FAVILLI Elia      0
PORTE Richie      0
      3
      
Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich      
      
SCHUMACHER Stefan      1
      1
      
Tour of California      
CAVENDISH Mark      33
      33
      
TOTAL      73
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on May 11, 2015, 23:22
Paco keeps rollin' though...might be a better week

Giro d'Italia      
VISCONTI Giovanni      
BETANCUR Carlos      
RUFFONI Nicola      
ATAPUMA Darwin      
ULISSI Diego      
MODOLO Sacha      
FAVILLI Elia      
PORTE Richie      
      
      
Tour of California      
HENAO Sergio Luis      
EARLE Nathan      
CAVENDISH Mark      
OSS Daniel      
CRADDOCK Lawson      
STUYVEN Jasper      
GESINK Robert      
GOSS Matthew      
      
      
Bayern Rundfahrt      
WEGMANN Fabian      
      
      
Tour de Picardie      
BOUDAT Thomas      
HIVERT Jonathan      
      
      
Tour of Japan      
MANCEBO Francesco      
   
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on May 12, 2015, 11:47
Riders for this week

Giro
Betancur [laughs]
Zardini [already a breakaway Bardiani boy]
Villella [something has to give at Cannondale-Garmin]
Geniez, Reza and Elissonde  [#ForzaFDJ - see them fly at the TTT  :yuush
Chevrier [oh those poor IAMs  :(]
Dayer Quintana [ouchies]
Chaves [adorable, smiling, climbing and in the breaks]
Porte [getting a good nights sleep]
Chris Juul Jensen [diesel engine #girorockstar   :luv]

Tour of SuperCaliFrag
Barguil :(
Sergio Henao [glares at Ben Swift... I need the points]
Evan Huffman [seems ages since I wrote his name]

Bayern Rundfahrt
Cult all the way
Kirsch
Carbel
Quaade

Picardie
Latour
Chetout


Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on May 13, 2015, 08:46
Batern Rundfahrt

Soler*
Moser
Van Baarle
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on May 13, 2015, 10:11
my riders

Giro d'Italia (2.WT)
Androni boys... hope Gatto scores some stage points and Stortoni to finish top 50 and score more than just the standard 15 points for finishing.. he is at the moment 34th
GATTO Oscar
STORTONI Simone
RUFFONI Nicola - no idea where he was on SUnday but I am sure he will score some top 10's this Giro
BMC boys
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin - lost time unfortunately after a crash, but 22nd now at 1'44", so not all lost, will be interesting if he goes for GC or for stages
KUENG Stefan - maybe he can pull off another Volta Limburg - Tour de Suisse breakaway
ELISSONDE Kenny - hmm what can little Kenny do? not expecting much so he can surprise me
PAOLINI Luca - the old fox.. already scored a nice 7 points on stage 3, a couple more of these results and he will score around 40 points which would be perfect for him ;)
PORTE Richie - see what the PorteMobil can do for him, but I am warning him he can only finish 2nd at best
first place is reserved for
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto - aka bestest rider ever :win he already scored 12 points so far and is 4th on GC :shh
JUUL JENSEN Christopher  - rockstar and darling... och .. scored 10 points in the TTT, don't expect anything else except 15 finishing points
and still crying cuz I don't have RosieCheeks Manuele Boaro :(

Amgen Tour of California (2.HC)
GC hopes
CRADDOCK Lawson
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
GESINK Robert
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio
all still very much in contention for a top 10 *fingers crossed*
and
RATTO Daniele but not sure where he was in the sprints.. maybe in the more difficult stages

Bayern Rundfahrt (2.HC)
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
SENECHAL Florian
MOSER Moreno
MOHORIC Matej
I somehow doubt this will be good :P

Tour de Picardie (2.1)
GAUDIN Damien for some more nice points after 4 Jours de Dunkerque? maybe
VERHELST Louis
Where, oh where, is Jonathan Hivert? Oh right, he's there
HIVERT Jonathan
:P no longer MIA
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on May 17, 2015, 17:49
Tour de Picardie (2.1)
HIVERT Jonathan 15

Bayern Rundfahrt (2.HC)
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt 26
MOSER Moreno 5

Tour of California (2.HC)
assuming GC positions don't change
GESINK Robert 74
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd 84
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis 100
CRADDOCK Lawson 5


Giro d'Italia (2.WT)
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto 99 :o
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin 1
RUFFONI Nicola 2
PORTE Richie 18
PAOLINI Luca 7

436 :win
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on May 17, 2015, 18:08
 :Sleepy:

Giro d'Italia      
VISCONTI Giovanni      15
BETANCUR Carlos      7
RUFFONI Nicola      2
ATAPUMA Darwin      1
ULISSI Diego      70
MODOLO Sacha      25
FAVILLI Elia      0
PORTE Richie      18
      138
      
Tour of California      
HENAO Sergio Luis      115
EARLE Nathan      0
CAVENDISH Mark      93
OSS Daniel      5
CRADDOCK Lawson      5
STUYVEN Jasper      5
GESINK Robert      74
GOSS Matthew      0
      297
      
Bayern Rundfahrt      
WEGMANN Fabian      0
      0
      
Tour de Picardie      
BOUDAT Thomas      0
HIVERT Jonathan      15
      15
      
Tour of Japan      
MANCEBO Francesco      0
      0
      
TOTAL      450
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on May 17, 2015, 18:36
Still 200 points for California,  search. Don't fret ;)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on May 17, 2015, 18:36
Oh I missed 15 points for Henao
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Murrjt on May 17, 2015, 19:54
Tour de Picardie

Nada

Bayern Rundfahrt

Moser 5

Tour of California

Cavendish 93
Henao 115
Boswell 72
Dombrowski 89
Gesink 74
Geoghegan Hart 30

Giro d'Italia

Felline 45
Porte 18
Atapuma 1
Viviani 5
Betancur 7  :o


Total 554

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on May 17, 2015, 22:55
Still 200 points for California,  search. Don't fret ;)

yeah, it still was enough to beat you :P
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on May 17, 2015, 23:15
Will anyone be updating scores soon?
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on May 17, 2015, 23:18
Monday evening usually
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on May 18, 2015, 09:44
Circa 450 I guess and probably another fall  :D
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on May 18, 2015, 10:42
this week:

Giro d'Italia   
VISCONTI Giovanni   
BETANCUR Carlos   
RUFFONI Nicola   
ATAPUMA Darwin   
ULISSI Diego   
MODOLO Sacha   
FAVILLI Elia   
PORTE Richie   
   
   
Tour of Japan   
MANCEBO Francesco   
   
   
Tour of Norway   
EARLE Nathan   
JUNGELS Bob   
WEGMANN Fabian   
   
   
World Ports Classics   
BOUDAT Thomas   
?   

+some more in WPC I hope
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Murrjt on May 18, 2015, 15:50
Via shalgo over at the other place

Quote
Update #19: Sagan Too Fast

One of the big questions from the beginning of this year's game was which, if any, of the popular "expensive" picks--Froome, Sagan, and Rodriguez--would pay off. It is still unclear whether any of them will end up in profit, but Sagan took a big step towards rewarding the players who picked him with his victory at the Tour of California this week. Four of this week's five top scorers were therefore "Sagan" teams, including will10, who amassed more than 1000 points. In addition to Sagan, will10 had several high scorers from California, including Henao, Dombrowski, Gesink, and Cavendish, and the winner of the Bayern Rundfahrt, Alex Dowsett, who was picked by only eight teams.

This week's top scorers

1 will10 1029
2 Mellow Velo 918
3 freshman 852
4 the_fool_on_the_hill 824
5 fauniera 801

With all of the points on offer this week, it is not surprising that there were some significant moves in the overall standings. Mellow Velo was the highest mover of the week, climbing 33 places, while several others climbed 20 or more spots. freshman moved from 68th to 38th. the_fool_on_the_hill went from 55th to 26th. Jspear appears in this list for the second week in a row.

This week's high movers

1 Mellow Velo +33
2 freshman +30
3 the_fool_on_the_hill +29
4 fauniera +25
5 Jspear +22

In the green jersey competition, afpm90 stays in the lead, while will10 enters the top 10 in second place, thanks to this week's stage victory. 130 teams have now scored at least one point in the green jersey competition.

Green jersey competition

1 afpm90 127
2 will10 114
3 Kjellus 108
4 shalgo 95
5 asdfgh101 93
6 The Hitch 93
7 LaFlorecita 85
8 derrudi 83
9 freshman 82
10 PeterB 78

In the overall competition: after slipping out of the top two last week, Geraint Too Fast returns with a vengeance to retake the top spot. will10 returns to the top ten, in fifth place, after dropping out last week. The other significant changes in the top ten are that skidmark climbed from 10th to 6th, while Kjellus fell from 5th to 10th.

Geraint Too Fast and PeterB become the first two teams to go into profit for the season.

Top 10 overall

1 Geraint Too Fast 7586
2 PeterB 7515
3 snccdcno 7488
4 derrudi 7444
5 will10 7417
6 skidmark 7222
7 shalgo 7211
8 Londonpat 7140
9 Cykeltyven 7127
10 Kjellus 7056


Spreadsheet at Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/goy9z0hz0yvunyg/CQ%202015%20update%2019.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Mellow Velo on May 18, 2015, 20:01
LOL. Highest mover and I had my two expensive GC picks, Barguil and Talansky bomb again.  :S
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on May 18, 2015, 20:36
Circa 450 I guess and probably another fall  :D

451 and minus 6 :fp
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on May 19, 2015, 11:41
yeah, it still was enough to beat you :P
Hmmm search 450 flo 477 ;) :lol
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on May 23, 2015, 16:08
Blimey, I picked Amador a year too early :angry :P
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on May 26, 2015, 10:23
shalgo on CN

Quote
Update #20: Slow Mid-GT Week

Not much action this week, as our top scorer, nuvolablu, scored only 370 points, compared to the 1070 of last week's winner. The winning combination this week involved previously disappointing picks EBH, Modolo, Betancur, and Ulissi. The rest of this week's top five were also EBH/Betancur teams, some of them containing Talansky, another pick who has come up short so far.

This week's top scorers

1   nuvolablu   370
2   fauniera   332
3   mc_mountain   328
4   al_pacino   325
5   jeroenk   320

Our high mover this week was kabete, who climbed 14 spots (while scoring 7th overall for the week), again on the backs of EBH and Betancur, along with nearly unique pick Edward Theuns (picked twice), who has more than tripled last year's score. The organizer of the Giro CQ game, Armchair cyclist, was fittingly also a top mover during the second week of that GT.

This week's high movers

1 kabete +14
2 Armchair cyclist +11
3 fauniera +10
3 Wallenquist +10
5 ItalianGigolo +9

No changes at the top of the green jersey competition, with afpm90 still holding a 13-point lead. jeroenk enters the top ten after finishing fifth on the week.

Green jersey competition

1   afpm90   127
2   will10   114
3   Kjellus   108
4   shalgo   103
5   derrudi   97
6   asdfgh101   93
7   The Hitch   93
8   jeroenk   91
9   LaFlorecita   85
10   fauniera   84

We have a new overall leader, snccdcno, and a new second-place team, derrudi. It is now very close at the top, with four teams within 78 points of the lead. Next week should witness a big shake-up, with a lot of points on offer at the Giro. LaFlorecita, the top ranked team with Contador, is only in 70th place, but Londonpat, in 7th, has Konig, and Cykeltyven, in 8th, has Landa and Visconti. Yellow Knight, in 34th, has Aru. There are now 6 teams into profit on the year.

Top 10 overall

1   snccdcno   7760
2   derrudi   7752
3   PeterB   7707
4   Geraint Too Fast   7682
5   will10   7541
6   shalgo   7515
7   Londonpat   7444
8   Cykeltyven   7427
9   skidmark   7397
10   greenedge   7231

UPDATE LINK  (https://www.dropbox.com/s/opyinns5pjl9yae/CQ%202015%20update%2020.xls?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on May 26, 2015, 22:23
Žero points..... Zero!!
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on May 27, 2015, 09:51
Žero points..... Zero!!

(((hugs)))
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on May 27, 2015, 16:52
I forgot to post an update for last week, but anyway...

lost Ruffoni and Porte in the Giro, but I found Stortoni :win

Giro d'Italia   
VISCONTI Giovanni   
BETANCUR Carlos   
ATAPUMA Darwin   
ULISSI Diego   
MODOLO Sacha   
FAVILLI Elia   
STORTONI Simone   
   
   
Baloise Belgium Tour   
DE GENDT Thomas   
DEVENYNS Dries   
   
   
Tour des Fjords   
STUYVEN Jasper   
   
   
Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan   
HIVERT Jonathan   
   
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on May 29, 2015, 17:26
So far Alberto scored 411 points just from stages and pink jersey points.. I cannot complain :D
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on May 31, 2015, 18:31
meh, Stuyven was so strong, but lost it all on one day. Dries "he is our leader for this race" Devenyns disappointing again as well - and where the heck is Betancur going so score 1000 points now?!

Giro d'Italia      
VISCONTI Giovanni      144
BETANCUR Carlos      74
ATAPUMA Darwin      84
ULISSI Diego      17
MODOLO Sacha      95
FAVILLI Elia      16
STORTONI Simone      16
      445
      
Baloise Belgium Tour      
DE GENDT Thomas      0
DEVENYNS Dries      0
      0
      
Tour des Fjords      
STUYVEN Jasper      15
      15
      
Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan      
HIVERT Jonathan      0
SEPULVEDA Eduardo      5
      5
      
TOTAL      465
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on May 31, 2015, 18:40
I scored 841 this week and 1140 in the entire Giro

Giro points - (this week)
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto - 942 (617)
GATTO Oscar - 0
JUUL JENSEN Christopher - 25 (15)
STORTONI Simone - 16 (16)
RUFFONI Nicola - 7 (0)
ATAPUMA HURTADO Darwin - 86 (84)
KÜNG Stefan - 1 (0)
ELISSONDE Kenny - 23 (20)
PAOLINI Luca - 22 (15)
PORTE Richie - 18 (0)

And for this week I also scored
Valgren 10, Senechal 28, Dombrowski 36 :win :win :win :P
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Murrjt on May 31, 2015, 19:17
Nice being top for a week if only by 8 points, doubt I'll still be there after this week given one of the people not that far behind me has Landa and Konig.

US RR

Dombrowski 36
Horner 20

GP de Plumelec-Mobihan

Sepuvelda 5

Boucles de l'Alune

Senechal 28
El Fares 24

Tour de Belgique

Teuns 89

Tour des Fjords

EBH 68

Giro

Betancur 74
Rosa 59
Vviani 35
Anton 28
Felline 40
Atapuma 84

590 in total.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on June 01, 2015, 19:44
Shalgo update on CN

Update #21: Landa Opportunity

Not surprisingly, this year's first GT turned the game upside down. The biggest winners in the overall competition, as we will see below, were two of the three teams with Landa (as netserk already previewed). In the week's competition, the three Landa teams (Cykeltyven, Londonpat, and Netserk) all made it into the top five. They were beaten out for first place, however, by minessa. minessa's top riders on the week were Aru, Visconti, and Kangert. The other team making it into the top five, Yellow Knight, relied primarily on Aru and Visconti.

The two teams with Contador, LaFlorecita and martinaagard, were 8th and 13th on the week, respectively.

13 teams are now into profit on the year. The Hitch, in 14th, has exactly matched his budget of 7482.

This week's top scorers

1   minessa   1251
2   Cykeltyven   1152
3   Londonpat   1146
4   Yellow Knight   983
5   Netserk   897

The large number of points on offer this week resulted in major shifts in the standings. The high mover for the week, gustienordic (another Aru team), moved up an astounding 44 places. Netserk and LaFlorecita (relying on Landa and Contador, respectively), were not far behind. Rounding out the top five were Jpettersen (Aru and Teuns) and our weekly winner, minessa.

This week's high movers

1 gustienordic +44
2 Netserk +41
3 LaFlorecita +40
4 Jpettersen +37
5 minessa +35

Given the number of points available this week, it is not surprising that many of our weekly top scorers also appear on the monthly top scorers list. gustienordic leads the way with 2600 points, followed closely by Netserk, Cykeltyven, and Londonpat.

Monthly top scorers

1   gustienordic   2600
2   Netserk   2570
3   Cykeltyven   2562
4   Londonpat   2559
5   shalgo   2319
6   minessa   2242
7   will10   2193
8   Kazistuta   2182
9   the_fool_on_the_hill   2141
10   Sasquatch   2136

Because this aspect of the workbook is not functioning for me, I make no guarantees that the monthly high movers list is accurate, but I did my best to generate the numbers by comparing the rankings from week 16 to those this week. It seems intuitively correct that gustienordic and Netserk would be at the top of the list, the former moving from 104th to 30th and the latter from 113th to 44th over the course of the last five weeks.

This month's high movers

1 gustienordic   +74
2 Netserk   +69
3 the_fool_on_the_hill   +45
4 fauniera   +38
5 Sasquatch   +37
6 minessa   +36
7 Jancouver   +30
7 rote_laterne   +30
9 ingsve   +22
9 LaFlorecita   +22

In the green jersey competition, afpm90 stays in the lead, while Londonpat moves up to 3rd and LaFlorecita to 6th with new points this week.

Green jersey competition

1   afpm90   127
2   will10   114
3   Londonpat   112
4   Kjellus   108
5   shalgo   103
6   LaFlorecita   101
7   derrudi   97
8   asdfgh101   93
9   The Hitch   93
10   jeroenk   91

As indicated above, Londonpat and Cykeltyven, two of the three teams with Landa, are now in 1st and 2nd places overall, with just 11 points separating them, while they lead the 3rd place team, snccdcno, by over 200 points. *Falze* re-enters the top 10 while greenedge falls out.

Top 10 overall

1   (+6)   Londonpat   8590
2   (+6)   Cykeltyven   8579
3   (-2)   snccdcno   8350
4   (-1)   PeterB   8309
5   (+1)   shalgo   8117
6   (-4)   derrudi   8094
7   (-3)   Geraint Too Fast   8007
8   (-3)   will10   7931
9   (+3)   *Falze*   7731
10   (-1)   skidmark   7660


Spreadsheet at Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/aqo2f3xoj1mioaf/CQ%202015%20update%2021.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on June 01, 2015, 20:29
My team post-Giro

Rider2014 Score2015 ScoreReturn :</td><td>shy
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto2543134053% :</td><td>cool
PORTE Richie4151267305% :</td><td>cool
STYBAR Zdenek646648100% :</td><td>cool
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis92580630% :</td><td>o
EWAN Caleb95377397% :</td><td>o
STANNARD Ian250275110% :</td><td>cool
HIVERT Jonathan169275163% :</td><td>cool
PAOLINI Luca95273287% :</td><td>o
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin102234229% :</td><td>o
KÜNG Stefan103230223% :</td><td>o
GATTO Oscar175174100% :</td><td>cool
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd101741740% :</td><td>o
KUMP Marko28147525% :</td><td>o
GAUDIN Damien66140212% :</td><td>o
SENECHAL Florian26313551% :</td><td>)</td><td>
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt20012261% :</td><td>)</td><td>
GESINK Robert27411743% :</td><td>)</td><td>
RATTO Daniele5591165% :</td><td>cool
MOSER Moreno877991% :</td><td>)</td><td>
STORTONI Simone878975% :</td><td>o
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael5635810% :</td><td>?
RUFFONI Nicola1175850% :</td><td>)</td><td>
JUUL JENSEN Christopher3315517% :</td><td>?
ELISSONDE Kenny1153329% :</td><td>?
BLYTHE Adam1532214% :</td><td>?
POLJANSKI Pawel752128% :</td><td>?
LASCA Francesco791519% :</td><td>?
ROLLIN Dominique015N/A :</td><td>)</td><td>
MOHORIC Matej551425% :</td><td>?
CRADDOCK Lawson134107% :</td><td>?
ENGER Sondre Holst11854% :</td><td>?
VERHELST Louis8156% :</td><td>?
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on June 02, 2015, 06:38
 :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

258 points and minus 9 for the week, I now am 95th  :angry :angry :angry :angry :fp
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on June 06, 2015, 10:34
Im confused, 1 3 week tour and Ive no idea.

Is this where i stick my teams? Anyhooo

Dauphine

Riblon
Elissonde
Cimolai
Van Baarle
Poljanski

Suisse

Cimolai
Devenyns
Atapuma
Sagan
Preidler
Moser
DeGendt
Pinot
Malacarne
Kadri
Senni*

Roll on Suisse i need points
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on June 09, 2015, 09:28
My update on CN

Update #22: Quiet week with a unique winner

Only two main races took place this week, Tour de Luxembourg and Boucles de la Mayenne, although some stages of the Tour of Korea and Critérium du Dauphiné are also included in the update. Naturally, this week's top scorers scored well in the first two races.
Most of this week's top 10 picked the winner of the Boucles de la Mayenne, Anthony Turgis, although Leadbelly in 5th place had Amir Kolahdouz Hagh and Oliver Naesen as their main scorers.  Panda_Claws, however, did not pick Turgis, but scored many points with their unique pick Linus Gerdemann, and an additional 48 points from popular picks Edvald Boasson Hagen and Caleb Ewan earned Panda this week's victory.

This week's top scorers
1   Panda_Claws**   249
2   EvansIsTheBest   214
3   trotters aotearoa   212
4   IlPirata92   204
5=   Leadbelly    199
5=   derrudi   199

This week's top scoring riders were picked by only a small number of participants, however the points scored weren't enough to make a big difference. IlPirata92 is the highest mover, climbing 11 places into 36th place.

This week's high movers
1 IlPirata92 +11
2 EvansIsTheBest +10
3 theasian +9
4= Pentacycle +8
4= LightBing +8
4= Sasquatch +8
4= rote_laterne +8
4= Panda_Claws** +8

In the Green Jersey competition, EvansIsTheBest entered the top 10, thanks to the 35 points he scored this week. Derrudi jumps from 7th to 2nd, but afpm90 stays in the lead.

Green Jersey competition
1   afpm90   127
2   derrudi   118
3   will10   114
4   Londonpat   112
5   Kjellus   108
6   shalgo   103
7   EvansIsTheBest   102
8   LaFlorecita   101
9   asdfgh101   93
10   The Hitch   93

Not much movement in the top 10, derrudi overtakes shalgo but the rest of the top 10 stays the same.

Top 10 Overall
1   (-)   Londonpat   8660
2   (-)   Cykeltyven   8627
3   (-)   snccdcno   8468
4   (-)   PeterB   8375
5   (+1)   derrudi   8293
6   (-1)   shalgo   8175
7   (-)   Geraint Too Fast   8049
8   (-)   will10   7951
9   (-)   *Falze*   7779
10   (-)   skidmark   7734

You can view or download the spreadsheet here (http://www.mediafire.com/download/u800baz5xt10nam/CQ+2015+update+22.xls)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on June 09, 2015, 09:32
There is an issue with the spreadsheet, in the week&month data tab the up/down rankings are way off for both the weekly and monthly ranking, well the rank, places moved up/down etc is all ok, but the spreadsheet seems to randomly mix up the members' names and thus appoints wrong names to these data.
As you can see the weekly and monthly ranking is also not the same while they obviously should be.

If an excel wizard could look at this that would be much appreciated ;) I figured out the weekly up/down rankings by using the Update tab, however for the monthly rankings this won't work :(
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on June 09, 2015, 09:37
A mention! Thanks Flo. :P
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on June 09, 2015, 09:42
A mention! Thanks Flo. :P
How could I ignore someone who scored points with Amir Kolahdouz Hagh, :P
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on June 09, 2015, 09:45
88 points for the week and Plus 1

things are looking up  :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

Ugly
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on June 09, 2015, 09:51
I only scored 20 with Little Caleb and 10 with Ratto
but I scored 29 in Korea today :P
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on June 09, 2015, 10:05
I only scored 20 with Little Caleb and 10 with Ratto
but I scored 29 in Korea today :P

26 for me :win   :lol
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Murrjt on June 09, 2015, 14:01
I think I may have figured out the issue, looking back at some of skidmarks old updates it seems like hidden column M should have the same team as the column P for the weekly up/down and for the monthly one hidden column AJ should be same as AM and this has now changed.

I think when the up/down things are sorted the hidden ones need to be included in the sort otherwise it puts things out of order I'm guessing perhaps the previous person doing the updates didn't do this and just sorted the three non-hidden columns.

I had a go at doing an update myself after copying the contents from column M into P and from  AJ to AM to get them realigned, I did it from the hidden columns as that is where the information for the other cells seemed to be being sourced from.

I then included the latest CQ download into 2015 results and moved last weeks into the last week tab and the last month one, I then when sorting for the weekly up/down highlighted from Column L-V and for the monthly one from AI-AS and it reordered everything correctly as far as I could tell.

Of course not being overly familiar with the process I'm reluctant to 100% say this is what to do as it worked this time but whether something I changed would cause problems down the line I can't know for sure.



Post Merge: June 09, 2015, 15:18
Assuming my method is OK then this would be the finalised spreadsheet

http://www.mediafire.com/download/jucff4wnmv8zu8q/CQ_2015_update_22.2.xls

I updated the Rankings, Update, Week/Month data and Green Jersey tabs.

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on June 09, 2015, 15:26
Brother :win :win :win
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on June 10, 2015, 19:12
Ok so no win for Ewan in today's Korea stage... but 2nd & Blythe 3rd :win lol
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on June 14, 2015, 07:52
Little Caleb 1st overall and Blythe 3rd!!!!! :win
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on June 15, 2015, 08:21
think I might of had a good week

won 2 stage races and S Yates and EBH picked up a few stage points and Froome and Ewan taking stage wins
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on June 15, 2015, 19:17
Update #23: Big week for Froome

In a week dominated by points from the Tour of Korea and the Dauphiné, Froome's 414 points made a huge difference for many participants. The entire top 10 picked Chris Froome, but Froome19 paired him with Simon Yates, Rodriguez, Talansky, Ewan, plus several other riders scoring small points. The rest of the top 5 also had a combination of these riders, but Froome19 found the winning combo.

This week's top scorers
1   Froome19   1010
2   ironted   1001
3   gustienordic   993
4   Ruvu75   985
5   waleweter   974

In this ranking, too, Froome (the rider) had a big impact. Many participants make a huge jump on the rankings, while others (me included...) take a tumble. Ironted just missed out on this week's top score, but he gets the consolation prize of highest mover.  Ruvu75 and Froome19 also feature on this list, while kabete and GP Blanco finished 10th and 11th, respectively, in the weekly ranking.

This week's high movers
1   ironted   (+35)
2   Ruvu75   (+34)
3   kabete   (+32)
4   Froome19   (+31)
5   GP Blanco   (+30)

In the Green Jersey classification we can also see some big changes. Kjellus' 6th place this week brings him into 1st place, pushing afpm90 into 2nd, while gustienordic and Ruvu75 also enter the top 10 thanks to their top 5 performance this week.

Green Jersey competition
1   Kjellus   128
2   afpm90   127
3   gustienordic   118
3   derrudi   118
5   will10   114
6   Londonpat   112
7   shalgo   103
8   EvansIsTheBest   102
9   LaFlorecita   101
10   Ruvu75   99

All in all a very good week for Kjellus, as he also moves into the top 10 overall, besides taking the lead in the Green Jersey competition. Cykeltyven takes over the #1 spot, but Londonpat is still very close. PeterB now completes the podium, with snccdcno dropping 1 place, but no one in the top 10, apart from Kjellus, had a particularly great week.

Top 10 Overall
1   (+1)   Cykeltyven   9234
2   (-1)   Londonpat   9164
3   (+1)   PeterB   8954
4   (-1)   snccdcno   8919
5   (-)   derrudi   8801
6   (-)   shalgo   8762
7   (-)   Geraint Too Fast   8611
8   (-)   will10   8440
9   (+12)   Kjellus   8399
10   (-)   skidmark   8351

You can view or download the spreadsheet here. (http://www.mediafire.com/download/5317n29ivy98sbs/CQ+2015+update+23.xls)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on June 15, 2015, 19:23
870 on the week finally a positive week 1st in ages
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: froome19 on June 18, 2015, 21:52
Wow, haven't checked this thread or the results for ages, half-knowing my team has been under performing and I wouldn't particularly like what I found. Checked today for the first time, and pleasantly surprised[1] to find myself top of weekly scorers (despite poor performances before and probably after).

Don't expect too much more tbh, all depends on Froome & Purito combination producing the goods at the Tour (which I do expect of them seeing as I picked them for that reason).

Anyways for now..

:woohoo :beer :hitch
 1. English term for delighted
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on June 22, 2015, 10:33
I am not sure I did that badly this week either  :o
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on June 22, 2015, 10:47
somehow Jungels finished 6th in Switzerland, and two stage wins from Lutsenko and CQ Durasek  :o
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: cj2002 on June 22, 2015, 10:57
Well, I'm in profit. That's a personal victory for me... and that's before I get TdS points from Bling and Cav, and RdS points from Nairo and (my unique pick) Frederico Figueiredo.

And - more pertinently - before I get Tour de France points from Nairo[1]
 1. Definitely not jinxing him, right?!
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on June 22, 2015, 11:14
I got a bit lazy with my weekly updates...

Tour de Suisse      
STUYVEN Jasper      5
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis      61
CAVENDISH Mark      8
LUTSENKO Alexey      64
JUNGELS Bob      124
DE GENDT Thomas      33
GESINK Robert      80
DURASEK Kristijan      38
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin      7
SCHUMACHER Stefan      5
STYBAR Zdenek      5
DEVENYNS Dries      5
      435
      
Tour de Slovénie      
ULISSI Diego      55
KUMP Marko      20
EARLE Nathan      10
      85
      
Route du Sud      
SEPULVEDA Eduardo      50
      50
      
TOTAL      570

thereby I am in profit as well - and I probably won't lose another 34 positions like last week :P
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on June 22, 2015, 15:05
Tour de Slovénie (2.1)
STORTONI Simone 30
KUMP Marko 20
Total 50

Route du Sud (2.1)
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto 136 :win
Total 136

Tour de Suisse (2.WT)
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin 7
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael 5
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio 60
GESINK Robert 80
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd 12
MOHORIC Matej 5
MOSER Moreno 5
STYBAR Zdenek 5
GAUDIN Damien 5
Total 184

week total 370 :shh
& I was only 41 away from profit so this week puts me into profit as well :)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on June 23, 2015, 20:49
Update #24: Sagan scores

This week, after Chris Froome last week, it was another member of the "Big CQ 4" who scored well: Peter Sagan. With two stage wins, two 2nd places and the points jersey, Sagan scored almost 200 points. Many participants in this week's top 25 - including the entire top 5 - have Sagan in their teams, however other (semi-)popular picks also scored well, like Bob Jungels, Miguel Angel Lopez, Nairo Quintana, Sergio Henao, Robert Gesink and Pierre-Roger Latour. This week's top scorer, karaev, picked all of these riders except for Jungels, and also scored some minor points with Kump, Dombrowski and Manzin. Jancouver did not pick Lopez like the rest of the top 5, but picked Moreno Hofland instead.

This week's top scorers
1   karaev   690
2   HelgeBlendet   680
3   Jancouver   673
4   Crevaison   668
5   greenedge   661

HelgeBlendet just missed out on the week's top score, but they are this week's highest mover, climbing 21 spots. Weekly winner karaev also features in this list, as does Jancouver. They both move into the top 30. Fauniera was 9th on the week and their week gets even better as they climb 16 spots. Oliveira, curiously enough, doesn't have Sagan in their team, however relatively rare picks Barguil, Roelandts and Lutsenko make up for this.

This week's high movers
1   HelgeBlendet   (+21)
2   karaev   (+16)
2   fauniera   (+16)
4   Oliveira   (+14)
5   Jancouver   (+13)

No movement in the Green Jersey classification, although derrudi scored 2 points this week and now no longer has to share the 3rd spot with gustienordic. Thanks to their good scores, fauniera and Jancouver are now 11th and 12th.

Green Jersey competition
1   Kjellus   128
2   afpm90   127
3   derrudi   120
4   gustienordic   118
5   will10   114
6   Londonpat   112
7   shalgo   103
8   EvansIsTheBest   102
9   LaFlorecita   101
10   Ruvu75   99

In the overall ranking, derrudi moves onto the podium. Geraint Too Fast leapfrogs shalgo while skidmark overtakes Kjellus. Greenedge, who had the 5th best score this week, moves into 11th place. Cykeltyven stays 1st and slightly extends his lead.

Top 10 Overall
1   (-)   Cykeltyven   9791
2   (-)   Londonpat   9670
3   (+2)   derrudi   9384
4   (-1)   PeterB   9293
5   (-1)   snccdcno   9273
6   (+1)   Geraint Too Fast   9124
7   (-1)   shalgo   9027
8   (-)   will10   8925
9   (+1)   skidmark   8890
10   (-1)   Kjellus   8846


You can view or download the spreadsheet here. (http://www.mediafire.com/download/nj43sp3t873ep3f/CQ+2015+update+24.xls)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on June 24, 2015, 08:36
I am not sure I did that badly this week either  :o

LAIR LAIR

370 and minus 9 on the week :fp

into profit though in 80th spot  :cool :angry
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on June 24, 2015, 12:02
Me 371 and -7 :shh

Terrible terrible month for me - I am 2nd last in most spots dropped this month :fp

Berto scored the max I could have hoped for this month, however the rest need a stern talking-to :angry
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on June 24, 2015, 14:57
Moser 42 points for 2nd in the Italian national ITT :o
but everyone and their dog have him on their team :P
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on June 26, 2015, 08:27
4th Nat champ for Team JSG Barbie Coppel EBH and Jungle Bob

More to come please
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on June 28, 2015, 19:52
Not sure how will hold up but think I had a solid Nat champs week
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Murrjt on June 28, 2015, 20:09
Don't think I've missed any but who knows:


EBH 90
Jungels 90
De Bie 69
Cav 60
Stannard 50
Moser 42
Boom 36
Schumacher 33
Markus 10
Rosa 5
El Fares 5


Total 490
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on June 28, 2015, 20:16
I did terrible compared to you guys :(
Stannard 50
Moser 42
Juul Jensen 30
Blythe 30
Valgren 16
And maybe some small points here and there :(
I really missed Stybar :(
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on June 29, 2015, 16:18
I did terrible compared to you guys :(
Stannard 50
Moser 42
Juul Jensen 30
Blythe 30
Valgren 16
And maybe some small points here and there :(
I really missed Stybar :(
:fanfare
6 points for Valgren in the ITT
20 for Mohoric
10 for Kump
18 for Stortoni
:fanfare
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on June 30, 2015, 07:06
VIA Del 1962 on CN

Quote
I thought I would have a look at the ten most popular riders and how they are doing so far

Giving them my pick rating out of 10

1 - Sergio Henao (133 picks) Cost 92 Current Sore 641 Profit 549 Return 697% Rating 10
2 - Caleb Ewan (132 picks) Cost 95 Current Score 607 Profit 512 Return 639% Rating 9

The two most popular picks have returned over 500 point profit and a 600% return so far and there is plenty more to come from them, missing either of these will seriously effect your chances.

3 - Richie Porte (125 picks) Cost 415 Current Score 1267 Profit 852 Return 305% Rating 10

A higher cost gives a 300% return but an 852 point profit so far means he is arguably a better pick than the two above. Still may have more to come.

So far without these 3 your team is seriously weakened.

4- Mark Cavendish (119 picks) Cost 642 Current Score 686 Profit 44 Return 106% Rating 8

Not quite the profits of the previous 3 but is likely to still score more and is still a useful addition to a team and given a good TDF may become even more useful.

5 - Robert Gesink(116 picks) Cost 274 Current Score 197 Requires 78 more ponts for profit Return 72% Rating 7

While not yet in profit I think he still looks good to return a decent profit.

5 - Moreno Moser(116 picks Cost 87 Current Score 89 Profit 2 Return 102% Rating 5

Small profit while not a bad pick unless he suddenly changes missing him would not really hurt you.

7- Joe Dombrowski (114 picks) Cost 10 Current Score 186 Profit 176 Return 1860% Rating 9

A solid pick with a great return percentage wise, not quite in the Henao, Ewan and Porte must have but good nevertheless.

So far all great to solid picks

So far so good.

8 Matt Goss (107 picks) Cost 66 Current Score 10 Loss 56 Return 15% Rating 2

Flop who I only gave a 2 rating two because of his low cost.

8 Simon Yates 107 picks) Cost 207 Current Score 428 Profit 221 Return 206% Rating 8

Solid pick with solid profit.

10 Thomas De Gendt (95 picks) Cost 54 Return 105 Profit 51 Return 194% Rating 7

Good for his cost but I don't see him as being a must have.

I have all 10 and I suck so far in 2015
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on June 30, 2015, 17:27
Update 25: Nats week

This week of racing was dominated by the national championships. Popular picks like Boasson Hagen and Cavendish scored well, but their scores didn't affect this week's results too much. To get a high spot in the weekly ranking, you have to have relatively unique picks who scored well. Our weekly winner, Eyeballs Out, is the prime example of this. On top of Boasson Hagen and Cavendish' points, two of his most unique riders, Costa and Arndt, scored 64 and 90 points. Roelandts and Van den Broeck, both picked by some odd 20 people, scored a combined 150 points, and one of Eyeballs Out's unique picks, Kuznetsov, scored a decent points with his 4th place in the Russian road race. SamJourno had Malori, Barguil and Jungels as his top scorers besides Cavendish and Boasson Hagen, and he also picked Owain Doull, who surprised many in the British road race. The rest of the top 5 also had a mix of the riders above, but lacked just one or two mid-range scorers to bring them out on top, because as you can see the differences are small.

This week's top scorers
1   Eyeballs Out   671
2   SamJourno    665
3   jeroenk   642
4=   derrudi   621
4=   Nicosix   621

Just like in the previous weeks, 2nd place on the week takes the #1 spot in the weekly highest movers ranking, however SamJourno has to share the first place with Nicosix. Eyeballs Out can't complain either, as he moves up 14 spots. We have a 4-way tie for 4th place, between just some guy (Roelandts, Coppel, Jungels), Sneekes (Barguil, Alaphilippe, Stannard), The Amateur (Sörensen, Haller, Hofland) and mc_mountain (Alaphilippe, Vakoc, Groenewegen).

This week's high movers
1=   SamJourno   (+15)
1=   Nicosix   (+15)
3   Eyeballs Out   (+14)
4=   just some guy   (+13)
4=   Sneekes   (+13)
4=   The Amateur   (+13)
4=   mc_mountain   (+13)

Not much to say about this although it is interesting that #1, kabete didn't finish top 5 once this month. Their overall consistency lands them the title of June's top scorer. Also, no one out of the top 5 in this month's biggest update, the one after the Dauphiné, features in this list, and yes, I did check if this wasn't a mistake :p

This month's top scorers
1   kabete   2031
2   greenedge   1960
3   Sneekes   1958
4   GP Blanco   1940
5   derrudi   1911

As you can see this list is similar to the one above, unfortunately for them greenedge and derrudi aren't among the month's highest movers, but such is the cost of being top 10 overall ;)
Instead, we see just some guy and ironted in this list. Dauphiné-week was great for ironted, he finished 2nd on the week and was the highest mover. Just some guy had some rather high highs and some lows, but the overall balance lands him a spot in this list.

This month's high movers
1   Sneekes   (+38)
2   kabete   (+37)
3   ironted   (+30)
4   just some guy   (+28)
5   GP Blanco   (+27)

Who's the poor soul who had the worst month though?
155   LaFlorecita   (-45)
Ah :p

In the Green Jersey competition, jeroenk pushes Ruvu75 out of the top 10, while derrudi jumps from third to 1st.

Green Jersey competition
Rank   Team   Points
1   derrudi   146
2   will10   130
3   Kjellus   128
4   afpm90   127
5   Londonpat   126
6   jeroenk   121
7   gustienordic   118
8   shalgo   107
9   EvansIsTheBest   102
10   LaFlorecita   101

Lots of movement in the top 10. Londonpat leapfrogs Cykeltyven and now leads the competition. snccdcno, shalgo and will10 all climb 1 or 2 spots, at the expense of PeterB, Geraint Too Fast and skidmark. Greenedge is a new name in the top 10: he moves into 9th place while Kjellus drops from 10th to 13th.

Top 10 Overall
1   (+1)   Londonpat   10270
2   (-1)   Cykeltyven   10139
3   (-)   derrudi   10005
4   (+1)   snccdcno   9763
5   (+2)   shalgo   9595
6   (-2)   PeterB   9573
7   (+1)   will10   9527
8   (-2)   Geraint Too Fast   9384
9   (+2)   greenedge   9362
10   (-1)   skidmark   9307

You can view or download the spreadsheet here. (http://www.mediafire.com/download/crproitddbldama/CQ+2015+update+25.xls)

This was my last update, Netserk will take over now :)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on June 30, 2015, 17:35
 :lol :lol

thanks Flo

Can you get Netserk to also post on here that would be grand  :D
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: mc_mountain on June 30, 2015, 17:38
Update 25: Nats week


Who's the poor soul who had the worst month though?
155   LaFlorecita   (-45)
Ah :p


Sandbagging to be allowed freedom to go in the break for green jersey points! (would work better if there was a Mountains jersey for the high movers list)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on July 02, 2015, 11:06
Tour team

 FROOME Christopher
 PORTE Richie
STANNARD Ian
YATES Simon
CAVENDISH Mark
 GESINK Robert
JUNGELS Bob
COPPEL Jérome
NERZ Dominik
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald

Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on July 03, 2015, 15:19
Tour de France
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael
STYBAR Zdenek
GAUDIN Damien
PORTE Richie
STANNARD Ian
PAOLINI Luca
SENECHAL Florian
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
GESINK Robert
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on July 05, 2015, 00:07
Tour team

Riblon
Brun
Van Baarle
Pinot
Preidler
Curvers
Paolini
Cimolai
De Gendt
Quintana
Sagan
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on July 13, 2015, 09:21
Moser wins a stage  :o

think the summer is looking up top 50 here I come  :lol
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on July 13, 2015, 10:03
Via Netserk on CN last weeks update

Update #26: Prologue of July

A week with only few points on offer, where the most scoring rider wasn't selected (Finetto, winner of the Sibiu Tour), it is instead in the prologue of the Tour where we'll find the most successful rider of the week, Rohan Dennis, who with what was (perhaps) the fastest ITT/prologue ever in the Tour de France took a stage win and wore the yellow jersey for a day. A mention goes to badbrainaj with unique pick stage 2 winner Greipel on his team, although that is a poor consolation for being the worst scoring team of all :P

This week's top scorers
1 skidmark 241
2 RoudeLeiw 176
3 PeterB 170
4 theyoungest 168
5 Yellow Knight 160
5 uspostal 160

Organizer of this year's game, skidmark lands a (relatively) dominant win with the combination of Dennis, Sagan, Kump, Enger and Cavendish. RoudeLeiw has the same three Tour riders as skidmark and 1-point scorer Kudus to beat. PeterB has rare pick Koshevoy scoring this week. theyoungest has Kelderman (ofc), but also Gatto scoring for him. uspostal has with his unique pick, and this week's 2nd best picked rider, Cancellara a lot to be happy about with the opening weekend of the Tour, though he probably won't be so happy with the events since then.

This week's high movers
RoudeLeiw (+8)
Armchair cyclist (+7)
theyoungest (+6)
Roderick (+6)
fauniera (+6)

RoudeLeiw and theyoungest move a little up in the rankings as well with their good week. Fellow cq-organizer Armchair cyclist, Roderick and fauniera makes the cut as well with what was respectively the 12th, 8th and 27th most scoring teams of the week.

Green Jersey competition
1   derrudi   146
2   will10   130
3   Kjellus   128
4   afpm90   127
5   Londonpat   126
6   jeroenk   121
7   gustienordic   118
8   PeterB   108
9   shalgo   107
10   EvansIsTheBest   102

PeterB enters the top-10 with his 3rd place and 30 points as the only one in the top-10 with any fresh points.

Top Ten Overall
1   (-)   Londonpat   10298
2   (-)   Cykeltyven   10239
3   (-)   derrudi   10048
4   (-)   snccdcno   9790
5   (+1)   PeterB   9743
6   (+1)   will10   9635
7   (-2)   shalgo   9622
8   (+2)   skidmark   9548
9   (-1)   Geraint Too Fast   9532
10   (-1)   greenedge   9503

skidmark leapfrogs GTF and greenedge with his win, while shalgo sees himself passed by both will10 and PeterB, though with differences so small they're practically insignificant. Other than that things stay more or less as they were.

Link: http://www.mediafire.com/view/nkuulyek8c76z8z/CQ_2015_update_26.xls
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on July 14, 2015, 08:27
JSG cant open this its just yet another app i have no room for on my ipad
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Murrjt on July 18, 2015, 21:52
Sepulveda :fp
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: BadbrainAJ on July 20, 2015, 18:27
I really suck at this. Confident i won't be last,when season is over :)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: froome19 on July 27, 2015, 13:07
I am due a massive jump this week  :angel

Mainly due to :froomepup But also thanks to Gesink, Talansky and Barguil amongst others..
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on July 27, 2015, 13:09
Berto let me down but the good news is I can pick him again next year :cool
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on July 28, 2015, 09:53
I am due a massive jump this week  :angel

Mainly due to :froomepup But also thanks to Gesink, Talansky and Barguil amongst others..

me as well
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on August 09, 2015, 00:14
Hey guys, haven't had time to check in here while I was doing my summer work, but I'm back home now and just wanted to let you know I'm doing the updates again, and will catch up on the last few missed updates in the next week. I should have the post-Tour update up in the next day, to start with. Thanks for your patience.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on August 10, 2015, 08:01
Update 29: CQ Manager shows who's boss in biggest week ever

We all know the Tour is the biggest race in the world, both media-attention and CQ-points wise. But this year was a special one for this game, as some serious points were scored by some fairly popular riders. Of the four 1000+ points picks that were chosen by 20 or more participants, Sagan and Rodriguez scored quite a bit with stages in the first two weeks, but Froome and Quintana went 1-2 overall. A quick and dirty spreadsheet copy/paste shows me that 5 teams picked both of those riders, and it's no coincidence (with their 840 and 600 points on the week respectively) that these are our top 5 scorers of the week, although not by as much of a margin as you may think. I'll let the results speak for themselves.

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   CQmanager   2063
2   Ruvu75   1899
3   trotters aotearoa   1828
4   Schleckamagurky   1756
5   Bicycle_Boy   1751

I must admit that I haven't done my research thoroughly on this subject, so the update's title is a bit unsubstantiated, but I feel like no one has gotten TWO THOUSAND points in a single week before, right? Either way, after a long season toiling near the bottom of the overall, CQ Manager has a blazing hot moment of triumph, scoring a ludicrous amount of points with the 1-2 TdF GC, as well as Gesink and Talansky and a few others with a smattering of points. The 'big risk, big reward' strategy of high priced guys certainly paid off this week. The other members of the top 5 have Froome and Quintana as well, as mentioned above, so I feel I should mention del1962, who missed the top 5 by only 60 points despite not having Quintana - their team instead had Froome, Sagan, Rodriguez, several riders with around 50 points for the week, and the canny pick (one of two teams to have him) of Rueben Plaza, who got a moment in the sun after a career in the shadows. A good combo of riders on a week where there were just too many points.

This week's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   CQmanager   (+52)
2   Ruvu75   (+46)
3   VeloHuman   (+42)
4   Schleckamagurky   (+37)
5   slosada   (+34)

A similar crew. The big story is - a lot of movement! 17 teams moved up by over 20 places, an amount of shifting that is fairly rare this late in the game.

This month's top scorers


Rank   Team   Points this month
1   GP Blanco   4750
2   Schleckamagurky   4675
3   Froome19   4568
4   del1962   4525
5   Bicycle_Boy   4349

Perhaps it's no surprise that the highest scorers in July end up among the high scorers overall, with 2 of this top 5 in the top 10 overall and one more in the top 20... see the top overall rankings to find out who I'm talking about...

This month's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Froome19   (+81)
2   VeloHuman   (+72)
3   topprak   (+62)
4   Ruvu75   (+61)
4   Schleckamagurky   (+61)

What does it take to move past half the competitors in a single month? Well, Froome19 has not only his namesake, but also the following riders that scored more than 100 points in July: Rodriguez, Cav, Barguil, Talansky, Gesink, S. Yates, Ewan, Latour, Lopez and Kump. Yikes.

Points Competition

Rank   Team   Points
1   derrudi   146
2   Ruvu75   144
3   Schleckamagurky   139
4   Kjellus   132
5   will10   130
6   GP Blanco   128
7   afpm90   127
8   Londonpat   126
9   jeroenk   121
10   gustienordic   118
10   Jancouver   118

With 2nd and 4th on the week, Ruvu75 and Schleckamagurky make a run at the top spot, but derrudi holds them off admirably.

Top 10 overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (+9)   GP Blanco   11574
2   (-1)   Cykeltyven   11534
3   (+8)   Kjellus   11496
4   (-2)   Londonpat   11469
5   (+15)   del1962   11314
6   (-3)   skidmark   11275
7   (-3)   derrudi   11273
8   (-)   greenedge   11262
9   (+4)   karaev   11177
10   (-5)   Geraint Too Fast   11066

Wow! Some serious changes at the top. Obviously, GP Blanco - high scorer of the month - rockets up from 10th to 1st this week. This implies a really tight race, and it's true - there are 27 teams within 1000 points of the leader after the Tour. Sure, we probably won't see a 2000+ point week again, but with a GT and the Worlds left, 1000 points is totally a recoverable amount if you have the right mix of riders.

Other changes are basically everyone in the top 10, and notably PeterB, will10 and snccdcno fall out of the top 10 while kjellus, del1962 (up 15 places to 5th!) and karaev move in.

spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rchr5bekwliojuq/CQ%202015%20update%2029.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on August 10, 2015, 09:39
nice hope froome wins the vuelta  :lol

37 just some guy   10259   2762   136.84%   1394   8865   63   (+26)I39   19
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on August 12, 2015, 20:16
Update #30: Yates Great - movement in top 10 in comedown week after TdF

In a relatively quiet week after the mammoth points on offer at the Tour, there was still a fair bit of movement in the overall leaderboard due to how close it is at the top. The Clasica San Sebastian offered the big points of the week; otherwise, the conclusion of the Tour de Wallonie and the London-Surrey Classic were the points on offer. Not surprisingly, the 11 teams who picked San Sebastian winner Adam Yates did quite well, and at least the top 5 teams all had him.

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Jspear   410
2   Roubaix   372
3   Yellow Knight   367
4   kiilike   343
5   Total Package   339

Jspear gets the week's honours, and had to wait even longer than Adam Yates did at San Sebastian before finding out that their team had won! (sorry, the plane transmitting our CQ Game updates was down) With Yates (chosen by 11 teams) and Danny van Poppel (chosen by 5 teams) - who picked up some handy points for stages and overall at Wallonie - Jspear's team is the only one to clear 400 points this week.

This week's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Jspear   (+14)
2   Jpettersen   (+13)
3   CQmanager   (+12)
4   Total Package   (+10)
5   Roubaix   (+9)
5   Yellow Knight   (+9)

Jspear doubles up in terms of topping the leaderboard of weekly movers. It's impressive to note the run of CQmanager - the winner of last week, their team has been in the points (ie. top 15 teams) for 3 weeks in a row, and has moved up into the top 60 overall after a really low key start to the season.

Points competition top 10


Rank   Team   Points
1   derrudi   146
2   Ruvu75   144
3   Schleckamagurky   139
4   Kjellus   132
5   will10   130
6   GP Blanco   128
7   afpm90   127
8   Londonpat   126
9   jeroenk   121
10   gustienordic   118
10   Jancouver   118

Not much movement here, as no one in the top 10 in the competition picked up any points this week. Two teams did score points for the first time this season (and one other team without points was agonizingly in 16th place), meaning 145 of our 155 teams have scored at least a point this year.

Top 10 overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points   Points this week
1   (+1)   Cykeltyven   11696   162
2   (+1)   Kjellus   11668   172
3   (-2)   GP Blanco   11645   71
4   (-)   Londonpat   11609   140
5   (-)   del1962   11444   130
6   (+1)   derrudi   11432   159
7   (-1)   skidmark   11430   155
8   (-)   greenedge   11337   75
9   (-)   karaev   11301   124
10   (+1)   PeterB   11234   218

I've included the 'points this week' column for people to see how close it is at the top. Minor movements, mostly, but the top 3 are shaken up, as they are within 51 points of each other. Looks like we have a good battle on our hands coming into the home stretch. For now, Cykeltyven reclaims top spot, PeterB re-enters the top 10, and Geraint Too Fast falls out.

Spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lmm2ha9ng26pycc/CQ%202015%20update%2030.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: froome19 on August 12, 2015, 20:47
Moving up 14th now..
Everything depends on Froomie's Vuelta performance though.   :-x
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on August 13, 2015, 13:07
Utan was really good for me

with D-ski ( lots have) L Morton and Timmy Roe getting some points Roe might break even  :o  and Morton 55 into profit   :lol
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on August 14, 2015, 17:39
Update #31: Lead changes again in a week with points from many fronts

The dog days of summer are, for us CQ afficionados, the time when we remember a bunch of random races that happen and give a bunch of points. This last week, there was the WT Tour of Poland, the 2.HC Tour of Denmark, the 2.HC Vuelta a Burgos, the 2.HC Tour of Utah, and the 2.1 Tour of Portugal. The result of that in a game with 155 participants is that nobody can really be sure of how they did during that week until they see the CQ download on Monday. You may have had a few guys scoring well, but who knows what the other teams have? Well, you're in luck - I'm about to show you.

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   snccdcno   1015
2   Netserk   966
3   AlyKaptan   936
4   GP Blanco   909
5   Jpettersen   906
5   ItalianGigolo   906

snccdcno had quite the portfolio of riders this week, with De Clerq and Henao in Poland, Dombrowski, Horner(!) Goeghegan Hart and Lachlan Morton in Utah, Boasson Hagen and Boom in Denmark, and dribs and drabs of points elsewhere (including 44 from Viviani for a Monday result in Eneco - CQ are sneaky this week). Their team is the only one to top 1000. Second place Netserk also had EBH and Dombro and Horner and Henao, but got major points from Ulissi in Poland and Miguel Angel Lopez in Burgos. Third place AlyKaptan had a mix of the popular guys plus Pierre Latour and Ruben Fernandez in Burgos. Lots of winning combinations, and these guys got it just right this week.

This week's high movers


Rank   Team   Up/down
1   AlyKaptan   (+18)
2   ItalianGigolo   (+17)
3   Jpettersen   (+16)
3   mc_mountain   (+16)
5   rote_laterne   (+13)

A similar list here, plus we see perennial CQ game performer mc_mountain show up on a leaderboard after an uncharacteristically quiet year. rote_lanterne, a frequent contributor to all CQ threads, rounds out the top 5.

Green jersey competition

Rank   Team   Points
1   GP Blanco   154
2   derrudi   146
3   Ruvu75   144
4   Schleckamagurky   139
5   Kjellus   132
6   will10   130
7   afpm90   127
8   Londonpat   126
9   snccdcno   122
10   jeroenk   121

Things have been going GP Blanco's way lately, and that includes taking over the Green Jersey competition after derrudi's long run. It's pretty close at the top, though, and with every week offering the same points regardless of actual CQ points scored, it could come down to the wire. The only other scorer in the top 10 overall this week was weekly winner snccdcno, who sneaks in at #9 for the season.

Top 10 overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points   Points this week
1   (+2)   GP Blanco   12554   909
2   (-1)   Cykeltyven   12384   688
3   (+1)   Londonpat   12372   763
4   (+3)   skidmark   12115   685
5   (-3)   Kjellus   12083   415
6   (+7)   snccdcno   12041   1015
7   (+1)   greenedge   12020   683
8   (-2)   derrudi   11963   531
9   (-4)   del1962   11922   478
10   (-1)   karaev   11877   576

Some separation at the top for the first time in awhile. GP Blanco rides the rare pick of De Clerq (7 teams) to retake and open up a substantial lead on the other two teams that have formed the podium the last few weeks. 4th-10th are a bit of a tier below, although everything is jumbled up enough that a good week will vault you up a good number of places, as this week's points leader shows. snccdcno moves into the top 10, and PeterB drops out.

spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/u3wsddjc4he6rch/CQ%202015%20update%2031.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on August 14, 2015, 17:45
Into Profit!  :D

(already thinking about next year's team)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Murrjt on August 14, 2015, 18:21
Hot Dang!
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on August 18, 2015, 15:44
Just noticed Schummi is in profit :win

 Nerv,Jans and Betancur massive mistakes
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on August 19, 2015, 17:16
Update #32: New leader once again as Wellens fuels weekly winners

With the Eneco Tour, Arctic Race of Norway, and Tour de l'Ain on tap, the August points kept rolling in this week. Tim Wellens, who had a breakthrough year last year marked by his win in the Eneco Tour, repeated as champ, arguably a more impressive feat than last year as he was a marked man. In terms of this game, the win only got him to about 70% of his value from last year, but the 7 teams that picked him are certainly happy about it. Elsewhere, Pierre Latour got his first professional win, and the neo-pro that cost 71 points got almost to the 400 level on the year; the 30 teams that picked him must be enjoying his August form. Sylvan Dillier and Petr Vakoc (each also picked by 7 teams) each got over 100 points, while Tiesj Benoot (12 teams) rebooted his already-impressive season with 83 points from Eneco. Popular riders didn't really dominate this week, with Edvald Boasson Hagen scoring 99 points but little else, meaning our weekly leaderboard is full of teams who took chances on rarer riders.

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   merengues   733
2   Nyssinator   618
3   mc_mountain   491
4   asdfgh101   489
5   Pentacycle   474

Merengues and Nyssinator stand above the rest, each with a combo of riders mentioned above. Merengues, with Wellens, EBH, Latour, Benoot, as well as Alaphillipe and Lutsenko amongst others, scores a very impressive 733 points. Some other names in the top 5 include mc_mountain, who is one of the all-time points leaders in this game despite a quiet year this year, and last year's champ Pentacycle. Just missing the top 5 is badbrainaj, whose team scores their first green jersey points of the year! Such a good week is definitely worth a mention, even if it falls outside of the standard top 5.

This week's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   merengues   (+24)
2   Nyssinator   (+19)
3   Pentacycle   (+12)
3   asdfgh101   (+12)
5   Jpettersen   (+11)
5   Jakob747   (+11)

A very similar list to the first one, with 4 out of the top scorers on board. One impressive thing is that merengues' team gets both honours, but doesn't just jump 24 places in the bottom half of the standings, but rather from 35th to 11th overall! That is a testament to how close it is at the top - no one count yourselves out of the overall just yet.

Points competition top 10

Rank   Team   Points
1   GP Blanco   154
2   derrudi   148
3   Ruvu75   144
4   Schleckamagurky   139
5   Kjellus   132
6   will10   130
7   merengues   127
7   afpm90   127
9   Londonpat   126
10   snccdcno   122

With the weekly win, merengues also vaults into the top 10 in the points competition. derrudi gets 15th on the week to claw back a bit of GP Blanco's slim lead, but that's the only other movement in the top 10. Looking more broadly at the green jersey competition - which, I remind you, was designed to give teams not in the overall something interesting to take part in - I see that 6 of the top 11 overall are also in the top 10 of the points competition. Two more are in the top 30 overall, and two other teams are 92nd and 130th overall. So there is a bit of diversity, but generally the top overall teams are also the top points teams. We will see if this changes closer to the end of the season, when major picks have stopped scoring but there is an equal amount of points on offer for the green jersey. Also, two teams scored points that hadn't yet in this game, meaning 147 of the 155 teams have scored at least a point.

Top 10 overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points   Points this week
1   (+2)   Londonpat   12753    381
2   (-1)   GP Blanco   12671   117
3   (-1)   Cykeltyven   12586   202
4   (-)   skidmark   12408   293
5   (+3)   derrudi   12356   393
6   (-)   snccdcno   12348   307
7   (-)   greenedge   12257   237
8   (-3)   Kjellus   12235   152
9   (-)   karaev   12116   184
10   (-)   del1962   12030   108

I mentioned last update that GP Blanco had opened a 'substantial' lead, but this week shows just how quickly that can change, even in a relatively insubstantial week. Londonpat leaps into top spot by virtue of 381 points on the week, and now has an 82 point lead over GP Blanco. Cykeltyven rounds out the top 3, and these 3 have been the podium in some order for quite some time. Not much movement other than that in the top 10 - derrudi and Kjellus swap places, but no one falls out or moves in.

THE VUELTA IS COMING. BRING ON THE POINTS.

update at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bdmlgmn9mhii9vh/CQ%202015%20update%2032.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on August 25, 2015, 07:54
Update #33: Dennis the menace

Certainly, there was a race in Hamburg that gave out some points, and a little race in Spain got underway as well (albeit with neutralized CQ points), but the most dominant display of the week without a doubt went to BMC in the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Rohan Dennis, picked by 16 teams but quiet since January aside from a day in yellow, somehow squeezed out 264 points this week from a 2.HC race. That's what two stage wins, two second places, and a few days in the leaders jersey will do.  Put it this way - if you had Dennis on your team, and only he scored points for you this week, you'd be in 28th place for the week. With the Hamburg podium of Griepel/Kristoff/Nizzolo picked by 1/0/2 teams, it's definitely more of a Dennis show this week. It's worth noting that for the second week in a row, CQ has included Monday scores, so those teams with Peter Sagan get a 70-point boost, for example.

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   RoudeLeiw   501
2   tom_jelte   485
2   Yellow Knight   485
4   Blues in the bottle   478
5   theyoungest   462

RoudeLeiw cracks 500 points with Dennis, Chaves, and Sagan, as well as 38 points from rare (3 teams) pick Sean de Bie, who has turned out to have a decent profit. tom-jelte and Yellow Knight tie for second, albeit with different supporting casts (tom-jelte had Dennis as well as Taylor Phinney and Tao Goeghegan Hart, while YK has Dennis with support from Nizzolo and Lachlan Morton).

This week's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   RoudeLeiw   (+18)
2   Blues in the bottle   (+16)
3   Armchair cyclist   (+14)
3   tom_jelte   (+14)
3   Yellow Knight   (+14)

Huh, a three way tie for third place! The list is very similar to the one above, with Armchair Cyclist replacing theyoungest on this list.

Green jersey competition

Rank   Team   Points
1   GP Blanco   154
2   derrudi   148
3   Ruvu75   144
4   Schleckamagurky   139
5   Kjellus   132
6   will10   130
7   RoudeLeiw   129
7   skidmark   129
9   afpm90   127
9   merengues   127

Some already-high-scorers in the game got points this week, though it was mostly those below the top 10 - by virtue of 1st place, Roude Leiw jumps into a tie for 7th with skidmark (I'm decided to refer to myself in the third person for the purposes of updates because it's kind of weird to talk about my own team), who got 7th on the week himself and moved into the top 10.

Top 10 overall


Rank   Up/down   Team   Points   Points this week
1   (-)   Londonpat    12861   108
2   (+2)    skidmark   12824   416
3   (-1)    GP Blanco   12768   97
4   (-1)    Cykeltyven   12725   139
5   (+1)   snccdcno   12594   246
6   (-1)    derrudi   12412   56
7   (+1)   Kjellus   12393   158
8   (-1)   greenedge   12379   122
9   (-)   karaev   12301   185
10   (-)   del1962   12189   159
10   (+5)   kabete   12189   313

The only team in the top 10 with Rohan Dennis was skidmark, and he cracks the podium, breaking up that trio that has held all three spots in some combination for several weeks now. There is some small movement otherwise, but nothing major as most of the rest of the top 10 scored under 200 points this week. Interestingly, no one drops out of the top 10, but we add one more, as kabete moves into a tie for 10th place!

As the Vuelta moves on and races like Plouay and the Canadian races come up, it should be interesting to see who still has riders racing and scoring. There's a bit more separation at the top than a few weeks ago, but it's still very close.

Spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/l7esik012hdxsm6/CQ%202015%20update%2033.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on September 02, 2015, 06:33
Update #34: Lead changes as Vuelta heats up

The first week of the Vuelta was a hot one, both temperature-wise and CQ-wise. Stage points were picked up by a bunch of riders that have relevance to this game, while withdrawals and crashes put a dent in the hopes of some teams for the lucrative third week when GC points are available. The GP Plouay didn't have too much impact in the game, as the podium of Kristoff/Ponzi/Navardauskus were picked by 0/2/0 teams. The real pick of the week was Esteban Chaves, who got another stage win and a bunch of points for wearing the leader's jersey. He's still 62 points behind last year's total, but the 31 teams that have him will certainly be happier this week than last. A few scorers such as Stuyven and Sagan (and Ewan to a degree as his exit was planned) provided a mixed return, as they dropped out and will miss out on points from several stages that might have suited them.

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   MADRAZO   596
2   Nyssinator   517
3   Kjellus   516
4   Leadbelly   508
5   markene2   489

With points from Chaves, Roelandts, Stuyven and Ewan, as well as a few dozen each from Benoot, Le Bon, Haussler and Rodriguez, MADRAZO's team takes it decisively in a relatively quiet week. The top 5 is rounded out by markene2, whose team scores their first green jersey points of the year! martybart, in 6th place, also ends a long drought, having only gotten 1 point for tying for 15th early in the season.

This week's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   MADRAZO   (+14)
2   Nyssinator   (+12)
2   martybart   (+12)
4   Joelsim   (+9)
5   mutschi   (+8)
5   rote_laterne   (+8)

No surprise that similar teams make up this list, as many of the top scorers are right in the thick of things in the middle of the overall standings, where things are pretty close and you can move a fair bit in a week.

Points competition

Rank   Team   Points
1   Kjellus   162
2   GP Blanco   154
3   derrudi   148
4   RoudeLeiw   145
5   Ruvu75   144
6   merengues   139
7   Schleckamagurky   139
8   will10   130
9   skidmark   129
10   afpm90   127

We have a new leader! With third place on the week, Kjellus' 30 points move their team to the top overall position in the green jersey contest. RoudeLeiw and merengues move up in the top 10 as well, with 16 and 12 points respectively this week. With markene2's team scoring, that leaves just 7 teams that haven't scored a point yet this year - I know I organize the game and so shouldn't be biased, but I'm going to be rooting for them all the way to the Tour of Taihu Lake.

Overall standings

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points   
Points this week
1   (+3)   Cykeltyven   13160   435
2   (-)   skidmark   13141   317
3   (-)   GP Blanco   13076   308
4   (-3)   Londonpat   13005   144
5   (+2)   Kjellus   12909   516
6   (-1)   snccdcno   12786   192
7   (-1)   derrudi   12714   302
8   (-)   greenedge   12692   313
9   (+1)   kabete   12605   416
10   (-1)   karaev   12547   246

I speculated a few days ago that with a good week my team could maybe move into the top spot; instead, it goes from 37 points out of the top spot to an even closer 19 points. The exciting flip-flop at the top continues, with Cykeltyven getting the most out of Chaves, which only their team had out of the top 4 overall. Londonpat drops from the top spot all the way to 4th after a pretty quiet week, whereas aside from Kjellus the rest of the top 10 is only separated by a a few points on the week. For the first time I can remember, no one moves in or out of the top 10. With the 2.1 Tour of Alberta starting tomorrow and a couple of 1.HC races on the weekend, not to mention the mountain stages of the Vuelta, this could all change by next Monday.

Spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/atx9kc8lfl0b4ep/CQ%202015%20update%2034.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on September 04, 2015, 18:17
I forgot that it's the end of the month too! That means I should have done monthly updates. Well, since it's its own post, I'll give expanded coverage:

August top scorers


Rank   Team   Points this month
1   merengues   2286
2   Nyssinator   2224
3   Roubaix   2012
4   Jakob747   1940
5   Jpettersen   1938
6   Yellow Knight   1918
7   ansimi   1917
7   kabete   1917
9   AlyKaptan   1904
10   mc_mountain   1889
11   snccdcno   1888
12   Joelsim   1871
13   skidmark   1866
14   LightBing   1842
15   theyoungest   1801
15   markene2   1801
17   Roar Like A Mouse   1768
18   vernakular   1761
19   trackstand   1758
20   freshman   1728

This is merengues' hitlist from August: Wellens, 286; EBH, 225; Latour, 203; Dombrowski, 193; Benoot, 147; Alaphilippe, 140; Rodriguez, 135; Henao, 130; Cort Nielsen, 128; Miguel Lopez, 128; Caleb Ewan, 109. That's 5 neo-pros over 100 points for the month, and a bunch of other young guns (plus old man Joaquim). That group, plus a smattering of points from all but 4 riders (Porte, Gesink, Goss and Zordan all zeroes), puts merengues' team on top for the month and boosts them to 13th overall. Interestingly, only one of the top 10 overall teams was in the top 10 in August, which highlights the nature of this competition as a marathon instead of a sprint (and also highlights August's relatively light schedule). Keep a special eye on #6 for the month, Yellow Knight, as their team (I believe) is the highest ranked overall with Vuelta leader Fabio Aru.

August's top movers


Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Nyssinator   (+39)
2   Roubaix   (+28)
2   merengues   (+28)
4   Jpettersen   (+27)
5   mc_mountain   (+25)
6   Jakob747   (+22)
6   Joelsim   (+22)
8   LightBing   (+21)
8   AlyKaptan   (+21)
10   Yellow Knight   (+20)
10   ansimi   (+20)
12   trackstand   (+14)
12   The Amateur   (+14)
12   kabete   (+14)
15   vernakular   (+13)
16   rote_laterne   (+12)
17   tom_jelte   (+11)
17   topprak   (+11)
17   lenissart   (+11)
20   Maaaaaaaarten   (+10)
20   Martin   (+10)
20   theyoungest   (+10)
20   Jspear   (+10)

Former podium finisher (2012) Nyssinator has a great month to make up for a thus-far lackluster season, moving 39 spots into the top half of the table. Roubaix and the aforementioned merengues also each move up a very respectable 28 places, and perennial overall threat mc_mountain also has a bright month in an otherwise down season. Martin and Maaaaaaaaarten interestingly tie for 20th, each moving up 10 spots.

Movement is relative to where you started on the table - watch out for these teams on the above list with some serious momentum, moved into the top 30 overall: kabete (9th overall), merengues (13th), trackstand (16th), topprak (23rd), Yellow Knight (28th, and as I mentioned, with Aru!)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on September 06, 2015, 18:50
Fat, lazy Carlos has ruined my season :fp
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on September 10, 2015, 06:18
Update #35: Felline in fine form during quiet week

This week had the middle stages of the Vuelta and two 1.HC races, as well as part of the Tour of Alberta. With many of the top finishers in the HC races fairly rare picks, and with the Vuelta relaxing a bit to let breakaways take a few stages, there wasn't much in terms of points, with just 15 teams scoring more than 200 points this week, and only one team topping 300.

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   snccdcno   323
2   Josedin   270
3   Hugo Koblet   267
4   Maaaaaaaarten   265
5   vladimir   262

Already in the top 10 overall, snccdcno rode the relatively rare picks of Felline (5 teams) and Viviani (9 teams) to a top place, also picking up points from Rodriguez, Boswell and Cavendish. Second place Josedin had Aru, Jans and Modolo, while game founder Hugo Koblet finished third with the other big winner Dylan Groenwegen (9 teams as well) as well as Le Bon, Cav and Purito.

This week's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   freshman   (+8)
1   Jpettersen   (+8)
3   Maaaaaaaarten   (+7)
4   Jspear   (+6)
4   Schleckamagurky   (+6)
4   Roubaix   (+6)
4   CQmanager   (+6)

Yup. Not a lot of movement this week. Moving along...

Green jersey competition

Rank   Team   Points
1   snccdcno   167
2   Kjellus   162
3   GP Blanco   154
4   derrudi   148
5   RoudeLeiw   145
6   Ruvu75   144
7   merengues   139
8   Schleckamagurky   139
9   gustienordic   132
10   will10   130

With the top placing this week and 45 points, snccdcno comes from 12th place to the lead of the competition! gustienordic gets 14 points to move into the top 10 as well. With 15th on the week, Hugo87 scores their team's first points of the competition, leaving only six teams pointless. Come on guys, two months to go!

Top 10 overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   Cykeltyven   13349
2   (-)   skidmark   13289
3   (+3)   snccdcno   13109
4   (-1)   GP Blanco   13091
5   (-)   Kjellus   13078
6   (-2)   Londonpat   13073
7   (+2)   kabete   12851
8   (-1)   derrudi   12791
9   (+2)   PeterB   12753
10   (-2)   greenedge   12712

For once, no change at the top after a few topsy-turvy months. But snccdcno owns the week by moving up 3 spots into a podium position overall. PeterB moves into the top 10 while karaev falls out.

Spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tu8qm5rryb56nth/CQ%202015%20update%2035.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on September 15, 2015, 04:43
Update #36: Vuelta points boost some, eviscerate others

Well, holy crap. The Vuelta ended, and produced the second-biggest points week in my memory (I seem to remember the TdF having a leader breaking the 2000 point barrier). But it wasn't just the Vuelta, there were Canadian WT races and the 2.HC Tour of Britain. The Vuelta ended in joy for those with Purito (and the fewer with Aru or Chaves), and resignation for those with Froome. The top ten was flipped on its head to a certain degree (some teams held course, others flipped all over the place), and the overall leader built up a fearsome buffer by getting 2nd on the week.

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Jpettersen   1871
2   Cykeltyven   1672
3   arekw77   1657
4   minessa   1543
5   The Amateur   1490
6   Maaaaaaaarten   1418
7   merengues   1392
8   martybart   1384
9   MADRAZO   1351
10   Pentacycle   1296

After finishing in the top 10 last week, JPettersen just absolutely killed it this week. With Aru, Wellens, AND Boasson Hagen, there was a lot to celebr - what's that? Oh, their team ALSO had Adam Yates and Louis Meintjes over 100 points... AND Viviani, Barguil, Gesink, Bouet, Ruben Fernandez, Chris Anker Sorensen, Henao and Moser over 40 points??? Holy Geez. Okay, yeah, I guess that's how you get 1871 points. Also making headlines is the team in 2nd place, Cykeltyven, who was in 1st overall going into this week by a few points, and is now 1st overall by, uhhhh, almost 700 points. I mentioned in my review (on the CN thread, posted yesterday) that this team might not have much getting it points towards season's end, but that is a huge buffer at this point of the game. Rodriguez, Chaves and EBH anchored that lineup this week; between the 3 of them, that's 959 points. Add in 80 point wins from Sepulveda and Kump, and some points from guys like Elissonde and Visconti, and man, that's a good week. Third place arekw77 gets my vote for favourite points combo, as their team uses unique pick Majka, Aru (10 teams), Plaza (2 teams), and De Clerq (7 teams) to ride to the weekly podium.

This week's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Jpettersen   (+43)
2   minessa   (+32)
3   The Amateur   (+31)
4   Maaaaaaaarten   (+27)
5   martybart   (+22)
6   MADRAZO   (+19)
7   arekw77   (+17)
8   vladimir   (+16)
9   Pentacycle   (+15)
9   Handbrake   (+15)
9   Crevaison   (+15)
9   NairoQ   (+15)

There was, to put it lightly, some movement this week. JPettersen's mind-boggling week moves their team up 43 places into 21st overall. Cykeltyven obviously doesn't appear on this list, as there are zero places for that team to move up to.

Green Jersey competition

Rank   Team   Points
1   snccdcno   171
2   Jpettersen   168
3   Kjellus   162
4   merengues   157
5   GP Blanco   154
6   derrudi   148
7   Ruvu75   146
8   RoudeLeiw   145
9   Schleckamagurky   139
10   Cykeltyven   137

Lots of points this week! Five out of the top ten overall got points... Jpettersen obviously rocketed up the charts with 45, but last week's winner snccdcno got 4 points for 14th to stay on top. Things are close in the closing weeks of the competition, although I note at a glance that 8 of the top 10 point getters are in the top 20 overall. Perhaps the points competition needs a little tweak next year. diggercuz's team got their first points of the season this week as well, leaving only 5 teams that haven't scored in a week yet this year. C'mon guys! You can do it.

Top 20 overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points   Points this week
1   (-)   Cykeltyven   15021      1672
2   (+1)   snccdcno   14368      1259
3   (-1)   skidmark   14346      1057
4   (+1)   Kjellus   14116   1038
5   (+8)   merengues   13942      1392
6   (+3)   PeterB   13922   1169
7   (-1)   Londonpat   13852   779
8   (-1)   kabete   13808   957
9   (+2)   karaev   13734      1063
10   (-2)   derrudi   13711   920
11   (+1)   del1962   13653   1078
12   (-8)   GP Blanco   13644   553
13   (-3)   greenedge   13458      746
14   (+5)   Ferminal   13432      1139
15   (-1)   Hugo Koblet   13331   783
16   (-1)   Geraint Too Fast   13304   799
17   (+9)   Ruvu75   13302   1200
18   (+7)   Yellow Knight   13289   1153
19   (-3)   Froome19   13262   880
20   (-)   topprak   13204   975

I decided to supersize the reports for the end of the season. So, a few weeks ago there were 28 teams within 1000 points of top spot, after this week there are only 4. Though, this is partially due to Cykeltyven's rather imposing lead - less than 1000 points separate spots 2-17. It's not anyone's game anymore, but it's still far from finished. A few teams in the top have guys like Sagan and Stybar and Dennis, and with the Worlds coming up that could be worth some points, and the leader has none of them. Regardless, it's been a topsy-turvy year thus far, and it has been lots of fun. For the week, merengues rockets into the top 10, and former leader GP Blanco rockets out. Derrudi also boots greenedge out of the top 10.

spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dgcn9l42qyrod2m/CQ%202015%20update%2036.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on September 15, 2015, 14:19
Thought it was about time for an update from the Roar Like a Mouse Team

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There are a lot of riders still in PURPLE and will never sadly turn to green now.

Worse by far is of course  #ag2r  Carlos Betancur  :angry

Yes I know  #cult Alex Kirsch has a lower percentage. But he has actually been at races and actually racing in them, unlike the Colombian.

I obviously need lessons from Trudgin re picking Italians...  #tcg Davide Villella and  #bardiani Zardini have been a bit meh - to use a scientific word

I excuse #cult Karel Hnik  for this year because he has been ill.

Have to say I am disappointed with  #giant Warren Barguil [writes see again for 2016 after his name]. I shall be writing the same for  #iam Sondre Holt Enger

Am also a little  :( about  #fdj Kevin Reza. Then again he has been isolated in his sprinting.

Yoan is Yoan and the Offredo will always be excused things in my team [sighs at self]

#greenedge Magnus Cort I should not have picked this year. Not because he's been bad, far from it, I think he's a good start at WT. Rather it was always going to hard to match his points from a flying 2014.

The names in GREEN that make me smile

I had two unique picks, Alex Kirsch I have already spoken about.   #fdj Alexandre Geniez  on the other hand has done well for me.

Thrilled with the Vuelta for both  #fdj Kenny Elissonde  and  #greenedge Esteban Chaves Awwwww  :D :D  <3 them both

Cheapest pick to score a profit is  #smartstop Evan Huffman. Cost 5pts and turning a 780% profit WHOOO HOOOO

So with the Vuelta over and still a few races left here is the

Roar Like A Lion Podium so far
3rd Step - #smartstop Evan Huffman 780%
2nd Step - #sky Sergio Henao 908%
Top Step -  #cult Mads Pedersen 1166%

Thrilled beyond measure for Pedersen  :D Though it probably means I shouldn't pick him next year   :(

All in all, I'm quite pleased for a first time out
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on September 21, 2015, 22:37
Update #37: Hot Zam! Italian team wins calm week between the Vuelta/Worlds storms

This week was a post-Vuelta hangover, with a variety of Italian and Belgian 1.1 and 1.HC races, and the prestigious but not-exactly-massive-points WCTTT. The TT and RR are coming up this week, however, and there are rather large points on offer. Moreover, with a relatively flat course that favours classics specialists, there are a number of possibilities for riders that could affect this game. Not so much in the TT, where favourites Martin/Dumoulin/Dennis aren't heavily picked in this game (although 16 have Dennis and 31 have dark horse Phinney), but the RR could see points go to any number of riders that are moderately popular, from Stybar to Sagan to Boom to Alaphilippe to Boasson Hagen. Then again, we could see a podium of some combo of Kristoff/Degenkolb/Valverde/Matthews and it could be a non-issue in this game. Either way, the WCs are one of the last sputters, with Lombardia coming the following week, which will determine whether the upper echelons of this game will be set in stone or whether the smattering of smaller races to end the season will lead to excitement and uncertainty.

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Zam_Olyas   397
2   Armchair cyclist   346
3   Roderick   344
4   RoudeLeiw   326
5   knallertjeblaf   322
6   Yellow Knight   305
7   Nyssinator   298
8   Panda_Claws   296
9   search   291
10   Blues in the bottle   289

With the majority of the week featuring Italian races, it's little surprise that our resident all-Italian team specialist, Zam_Olyas, wins the week. With a decent amount of points from Colbrelli, Trentin, Sbaragli, Visconti, Marcato, Ziloli and Oss, Zam takes top honours. 2nd place Armchair Cyclist does so on the virtue of choosing no fewer than four members of BMC's winning TTT squad (Dennis, Dillier, Phinney, Oss), and in fact all of his other riders scoring more than ten points were from the TTT as well. That is how to make the most of that event! Zam's week wasn't enough to move their team out of last place overall, but something tells me that this team was not built with the overall as a primary goal. Profit by year's end isn't an unreasonable goal, though, after this week.

This week's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Blues in the bottle   (+11)
2   RoudeLeiw   (+10)
3   knallertjeblaf   (+9)
4   Roderick   (+8)
4   Skibby the bush kangaroo   (+8)
6   cj2002   (+7)
6   Armchair cyclist   (+7)
8   zlev11   (+5)
8   Panda_Claws   (+5)
8   Nyssinator   (+5)
8   EvansIsTheBest   (+5)

Blues in the bottle rides a solid week to crack the top 50 overall and take the honours as the highest moving team of the week. 4th place Skibby is the highest overall team on this list, moving into the top 30.

Green jersey competition

Rank   Team   Points
1   snccdcno   176
2   RoudeLeiw   171
3   Jpettersen   168
4   Kjellus   162
5   merengues   157
6   GP Blanco   154
7   derrudi   148
8   Yellow Knight   147
9   Ruvu75   146
10   Schleckamagurky   139

RoudeLeiw's high placing this week was enough to move their team into a tie for 1st... until snccdcno's points for being in a tie for 13th on the week were tallied. snccdcno has scored in 3 straight weeks, and has 2 weekly wins in the last 7 weeks. It's no wonder that this surge has affected their team's position in the overall standings. Yellow Knight's 20 points moves their team into the top 10 as well.

Overall standings

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points   Points this week
1   (-)   Cykeltyven   15137   116
2   (-)   snccdcno   14618   250
3   (-)   skidmark   14496   150
4   (-)   Kjellus   14275   159
5   (+1)   PeterB   14157   235
6   (-1)   merengues   14024   82
7   (+1)   kabete   14023   215
8   (-1)   Londonpat   13957   105
9   (+1)   derrudi   13915   204
10   (-1)   karaev   13809   75
11   (-)   del1962   13732   79
12   (-)   GP Blanco   13720   76
13   (-)   greenedge   13604   146
14   (+4)   Yellow Knight   13594   305
15   (-1)   Ferminal   13516   84
16   (-1)   Hugo Koblet   13469138
17   (-)   Ruvu75   13413   111
18   (+3)   Jpettersen   13389   197
19   (-3)   Geraint Too Fast   82
20   (-1)   Froome19   13358   96

Overall leader Cykeltyven doesn't lose much ground, although 2nd place snccdcno does make up over 100 points courtesy of picking Sean de Bie (150 this week). Things seem pretty locked in this week, with the top 6 being separated by over 100 points each, and the difference between 1st and 2nd still being over 500 points. As well, no one moves in or out of the top 10. But as I said above, the Worlds will tell a story on that very soon.

Spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ogzx3awus5pdppj/CQ%202015%20update%2037.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on September 26, 2015, 18:43
Some welcome, if surprising, points from Ledanois. Although a good ride from him I'd have my doubts about whether he'll ever better this result.

Looks rather unlikely that I can repeat the trick of last year by having the #worlds winner in my team. I'd be happy with a top-ten from one of the three Bs - Boom, Bole or Benoot.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on September 28, 2015, 21:48
Update #38: Rainbow jersey causes shakeup in green jersey competition, heats up battle for yellow jersey

My friends, we are entering the home stretch. As mentioned in an assessment last week, overall leader Cykeltyven had a pretty comfortable lead, but not too many prospects for the Worlds. One Worlds later, and that assessment turned out to be pretty close to what developed. One of the 'big four' of this season's CQ game (along with Froome, Quintana and Rodriguez), Peter Sagan, got the biggest win of his already spectacular young career, no doubt sending the 35 team owners that had him into fits of 'I knew he could do it' excitement. The unparalleled 1-day haul - save for the Olympics - of 400 points makes Sagan the obvious big story for the week, especially given the relative rarity of the other top finishers (and the top finishers in the wildly unpredictable TT on Wednesday).

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   vernakular   763
2   skidmark   694
3   fauniera   659
4   Trudgin   624
5   Lancasterke   603
6   freshman   600
7   EvansIsTheBest   598
8   Skibby the bush kangaroo   585
9   afpm90   581
10   RoudeLeiw   580

Well, 35 teams had Sagan, and 40 teams scored more than 400 points this week in total. So, who do you think all the top teams had? Well, vernakular did them one better by having Sagan and being one of the only two teams with Matthews. The 640 combined points between those two would have been good for third on the week alone; it only took some lower-rank and finishing points to buffer that total to a winning conclusion. Team skidmark had an incredibly fortunate week to nab second place, now with both the reigning senior and U23 world champions (of the 7 teams with Ledanois, karaev also had Sagan). Fauniera's team turned to the unexpected source of Thomas Voeckler to support Sagan's points, as the stage/overall runner-up in a French 2.1 race brought in 90 points to complement Sagan and a bunch of other minor points.

This week's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   vernakular   (+18)
2   freshman   (+15)
3   fauniera   (+14)
4   RoudeLeiw   (+13)
4   knallertjeblaf   (+13)
4   EvansIsTheBest   (+13)
7   HelgeBlendet   (+12)
7   rote_laterne   (+12)
7   Sasquatch   (+12)
10   zlev11   (+11)
10   Mellow Velo   (+11)

Vernakular's good week doesn't stop with the points haul; their team also moves up 18 spots, and is very close to the top half of the table. Other teams with high gains have entered quite respectable positions in the overall table - freshman, zlev11, EvansIsTheBest and fauniera are all within the top 40 overall with this week's movement.

Green Jersey competition


Rank   Team   Points
1   RoudeLeiw   183
2   snccdcno   176
3   Jpettersen   168
4   skidmark   164
5   Kjellus   162
6   merengues   157
7   GP Blanco   154
8   derrudi   148
9   Yellow Knight   147
10   Ruvu75   146

It's been quite the battle at the top of the table - after 3 weeks scoring in a row, snccdcno cools down, but RoudeLeiw follows up on a 4th place last week to get 10th this week, the resulting points of which put their team back on top! (or, is it on top for the first time? Their team has been up there for so long that I can't remember). The rest of the top 10 goes pointless, save for my team vaulting back into the top 10 after 2nd on the week.

Overall Standings

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points   Points this week
1   (-)    Cykeltyven   15295   158
2   (+1)   skidmark   15190   694
3   (-1)   snccdcno   14756   138
4   (-)   Kjellus   14382   107
5   (+5)   karaev   14342   533
6   (-1)   PeterB   14319   162
7   (-)   kabete   14260   237
8   (+3)   del1962   14245   513
9   (-3)   merengues   14207   183
10   (+2)   GP Blanco   14188   468
11   (+2)   greenedge   14130   526
12   (-3)   derrudi   14110   195
13   (-5)   Londonpat   14083   126
14   (+5)   Geraint Too Fast   13885   499
15   (-1)   Yellow Knight   13798   204
16   (+10)   Skibby the bush kangaroo   13715   585
17   (+8)   will10   13697   561
18   (-2)   Hugo Koblet   13571   102
19   (-4)   Ferminal   13566   50
20   (-3)   Ruvu75   13556   143

Look for the teams with pluses in the up/down column, and you'll see the teams in the top 20 with Sagan, simple as that. The top spot is a lot more hotly contested than it was a week ago, when Cykeltyven had what looked to be a pretty insurmountable lead (519 points over 2nd place, 641 points over 3rd). Things broke in the way of team skidmark this week, for sure - with second on the week, my team cuts the gap to just 105 points. That's not 'Jos van Emden placing top 10 in some Chinese end-of-season HC race in 2013' closeness (sorry for the painful memories GTF), but it is definitely close enough to be decided by a single result. Third place snccdcno isn't totally out of it at 539 points, but would need for things to break in a very particular way to pull it back (an outrageous Fabio Felline run on the Italian races this week, for example, is not out of the question, but a bit of a hail mary). At any rate, there simply aren't a lot of points left. This week sees 3 Italian 1.HC races and Lombardia, and then it's a slow trickle of Paris-Tours and Japan Cup kind of stuff until the obscure Chinese races end things off. Still a fair bit at play, but things are starting to settle, and we should have a good picture of what's going to happen in the next week. Aside from karaev's impressive leap within the top 10, other notable happenings are that del1962 and GP Blanco move into the top 10 while derrudi and Londonpat tumble out.

Spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mnsmgtinc1vx5ql/CQ%202015%20update%2038.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on October 05, 2015, 09:35
Thanks Skids

Question might be a bit early but 2016

1st it is a go ? and I would suggest with the expanding calendar a look at the point allotment be looked at , I would suggest 8000

and no I have not really started looking yet  ;)
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Not My Circus on October 05, 2015, 11:39
Thanks Skids

Question might be a bit early but 2016

1st it is a go ? and I would suggest with the expanding calendar a look at the point allotment be looked at , I would suggest 8000

and no I have not really started looking yet  ;)

I have really enjoyed my first time in this competition.

Heartily seconds the thanks  :cool :cool

and also hopes that 2016 can be done. I take it we'd all be on Kittel ;p
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on October 06, 2015, 16:29
Update #39: Everything comes up Rosas for Cykeltyven, Zam Olyas as they clinch top spot and weekly honours respectively

(Pardon the delay in update, had some computer troubles)

Well, this week was the last 'big points' week of the season, and some teams made it count. After having a seemingly unassailable lead following the Vuelta, Cykeltyven saw that lead cut to just over 100 points after team skidmark's strong performance netted them 2nd place last week. But Cykeltyven hit right back with a 3rd place this week. Barring some kind of late season hail mary involving some little-picked rider dominating the last Asian races, Cykeltyven has this locked up. There was still quite a bit of movement in the top 20 this week, and the green jersey competition is far from finished with equal points every week, so there is still something to play for, just not as much suspense for the top spot overall.

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Zam_Olyas   854
2   Eyeballs Out   694
3   Cykeltyven   685
4   Panda_Claws   622
5   martybart   569
5   asdfgh101   569
7   Yellow Knight   565
8   Pentacycle   545
9   Tuarts   516
10   MADRAZO   515

It is perhaps of no surprise that in a week with 3 Italian 1.HC and one Italian WT race that the team of all Italians has taken top spot. Zam picks up his second weekly title in 3 weeks, which is enough to jump out of last place overall (to 2nd last) and become the final team to make it into profit (that's right - every team is now in profit! Well done generally picking winners, guys, that doesn't happen every year). At the top of Zam's heap is Diego Rosa, who was having a decent season (doubled his 2014 points to this point) but then doubled his 2015 total in one week with 252 points this week! Cunego also got over 100 points this week, Trentin, Sbaragli and Colbrelli all picked up over 60, and a chunk of riders picked up minor points. Second place Eyeballs_Out picked up points led by Bakelants, who has proven to be a good pick this year, and got backup points from a bunch of non-Italians (Lutsenko, Arndt, Elissonde).

This week's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Eyeballs Out   (+16)
2   asdfgh101   (+12)
2   gustienordic   (+12)
4   nuvolablu   (+11)
4   martybart   (+11)
4   Panda_Claws   (+11)
4   MADRAZO   (+11)
4   Pentacycle   (+11)
9   fauniera   (+9)
9   Tuarts   (+9)
9   Joelsim   (+9)

Eyeballs Out's big week moves their team up a bunch of spots into the top 50. A good number of other teams are bunched together, moving up around 10 spots. In the final weeks we can expect a bit less movement as points are smaller, riders' seasons are over, and things are a bit more settled.

Green Jersey competition

Rank   Team   Points   
1   RoudeLeiw   183      
2   snccdcno   176      
3   Jpettersen   168      
4   Cykeltyven   167      
5   Yellow Knight   165      
6   skidmark   164      
7   Kjellus   162      
8   merengues   157      
9   GP Blanco   154      
10   derrudi   148      

RoudeLeiw hangs on to the top spot, as no one who was in the top 10 last week scored any points. Cykeltyven and Yellow Knight jump into the top 10 overall to complicate things, but no movement otherwise. However, as 45 points are given every week regardless of output, it's anyone's game at the unpredictable end of season. One team with a hot rider in a Chinese race can still score 45 first place points just like any other week.

Interesting factoids: a) Zam has 3 weekly victories, week 4, week 37, and now week 39. Those 135 points are the only points their team has for the green jersey. Go big or go home! b) with VeloRooms team scoring points for 12th place this week, that has 151 of our 155 teams having scored at least a point. Only a few weeks left, you four other consistent-but-never-top teams!

Overall Standings

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points   Points this week
1   (-)   Cykeltyven   15980   685
2   (-)   skidmark   15415      225
3   (-)   snccdcno   15246      490
4   (-)   Kjellus   14750      368
5   (+2)   kabete   14717      457
6   (-)   PeterB   14640      321
7   (+5)   derrudi   14603      493
8   (+1)   merengues   14570      363
9   (+1)   GP Blanco   14537      349
10   (-5)   karaev   14516      174
11   (-)   greenedge   14491      361
12   (-4)   del1962   14423      178
13   (+2)   Yellow Knight   14363      565
14   (-1)   Londonpat   14310      227
15   (-1)   Geraint Too Fast   14135      250
16   (-)   Skibby the bush kangaroo   13982      267
17   (-)   will10   13973      276
18   (+11)   MADRAZO   13891      515
19   (+6)   Oliveira   13865      417
20   (+3)   Jpettersen   13862   335

With very little to go, the overall podium looks pretty set, and it would take a fair bit of luck for the order to change. Cykeltyven now has a more than 500 point lead with only 4 1.HC races left, 1 2.HC race (and it's Hainan which rarely has many riders from the game), and a smattering of 1.1 and 2.1 races (and again, 2 of the 3 2.1 races left are in China with few of the top names here). This was the week of reckoning. There will be some scraps to clean up with Abu Dhabi, Paris-Tours and the Japan Cup, but that's about it, folks.

Note the movement this week for derrudi, rocketing into the top ten, while del1962 plummets out and karaev almost does so as well. One of the week's top movers, MADRAZO, rockets into the top 20 as well. It may not be the overall honours, but it's still nice to finish the season well.

spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s96wdzlub1i5q11/CQ%202015%20update%2039.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on October 06, 2015, 16:34
Thanks Skids

Question might be a bit early but 2016

1st it is a go ? and I would suggest with the expanding calendar a look at the point allotment be looked at , I would suggest 8000

and no I have not really started looking yet  ;)

Hey jsg, pardon the delay in reply (edit: just realized you only posted yesterday so never mind, haha), I'm just in school right now and not checking every day these days. But yeah, to answer... 1) hell yeah 2016 is a go! This thread seems to have lost interest for some since the summer but that's only natural; I hope folks at velorooms are still interested, as the pre-season discussion here is always vigorous and fun. Even if we've reached peak CQ game (we've gone from 126-132-150-155 teams in the last 4 years I think), I'm sure there are more than enough people who want to play to make it worthwhile. and 2), definitely considering the move to 8000 points. Last year we didn't really think of it until rosters were almost picked - this year I want to start discussion of it soon. Thanks for the reminder - in the next week I'll post here and at CN forums with a few ideas I have for next year's rules, and we can discuss.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on October 09, 2015, 16:50
Don't see the need for a point increase myself. Did the 2015 calendar increase in size that much, and if so, does that correlate to riders actually scoring more points (and thus costing more in 2016)? I'd guess the rider scoring pyramid has stayed roughly the same except for a slightly wider base.

Not very scientific, but some figures (bearing in mind this season isn't over yet).

Year 100th rider score 200th rider score 300th rider score
2015 484 316 218
2014 507 307 222
2013 470 308 207
2012 516 319 216

I don't see a change there that would necessitate the increase of budget. 7500 seems fine. Gives plenty of scope for various selection tactics and ensures people have to pick riders across the whole price range. Extra budget would just increase the homogeneity.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on October 12, 2015, 12:38
Roy Jans in Profit :win  :s
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on October 12, 2015, 12:43
Don't see the need for a point increase myself. Did the 2015 calendar increase in size that much, and if so, does that correlate to riders actually scoring more points (and thus costing more in 2016)? I'd guess the rider scoring pyramid has stayed roughly the same except for a slightly wider base.

Not very scientific, but some figures (bearing in mind this season isn't over yet).

Year 100th rider score 200th rider score 300th rider score
2015 484 316 218
2014 507 307 222
2013 470 308 207
2012 516 319 216

I don't see a change there that would necessitate the increase of budget. 7500 seems fine. Gives plenty of scope for various selection tactics and ensures people have to pick riders across the whole price range. Extra budget would just increase the homogeneity.
If memory serves the score was set on the 8th placed WT team

which as of today in Tinkoff @ 9949
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on October 12, 2015, 13:35
If memory serves the score was set on the 8th placed WT team

which as of today in Tinkoff @ 9949

It was average of all PRT teams.

2010:
Average 6904 but minus Milram and Footon who scored quite low it would be 7300. 6 teams scored 7500+ points.

2011:
Average 7648, minus Saxo-Sungard, 7846. 10 teams scored 7500+.

2012:
Average 8366. 11 teams scored 7500+. In 2010 the 6th team scored 7800, in 2012 9375.

2013:
Average 7986. 11 teams scored 7500+.

2014:
Average 8396. 13 teams scored 7500+.

2015:
Average 7803. 10 teams scored 7500+, but 7 teams scored 10,000+.

Just some statistics, I'm not sure if the budget should be bigger, we all have to work with the same budget anyway.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on October 13, 2015, 23:20
Pardon the late update; I'm on vacation for a week and in transit the last 3 days. I don't have time to do a whole writeup, but this week's update will be up in the next 24 hours. Season is winding down, but small spoiler - the green jersey competition got unexpectedly exciting at the top this week!

Just a note - for those who are checking this thread only every once and awhile, here's the remaining schedule:

- Update 40 comming imminently
- Update 41 next Monday (19th)
- Update 42 Monday the 26th
- Final Update Monday Nov. 9th

And then that's it; Tour of Taihu Lake is over that last week, and there will be few scorers and fewer points on offer. Note that I'm combining the last two weeks into one update, because barely anyone has riders left at that point and last year there were not even 15 teams scoring at Taihu Lake, so scoring for the green jersey would be even more heavily skewed. So the leaderboard is all but decided, but the ceremonial ending to the game will be on November 9th, when the CQ season is well and truly over.

I've been debating some rule changes next year, and will post about those in the next two weeks in this thread to get some feedback. Then after the game closes, I'll take a few weeks to figure out any changes for next year and start that thread soon after the end of this game; I'm aiming for mid-to-late November, with the usual deadline of early January.

For now, I remembered that I had forgotten to do the Monthly Leaders last update, which was the first update of October (ie. the Monthly Leaders of September should be acknowledged). I included Lombardia as a September result, as there's no way to parse out the weekly results that I can see in CQ. Here they are:

September's top scorers

Rank Team Points this month
1 Cykeltyven 2820
2 Jpettersen 2800
3 arekw77 2561
4 minessa 2460
4 snccdcno 2460
6 Maaaaaaaarten 2448
7 Yellow Knight 2432
8 martybart 2381
9 knallertjeblaf 2368
10 zlev11 2351

Appropriately, the juggernaut team of Cykeltyven squeaks out top honours for the month, showing that a strong finish on top of a solid season is a great thing in this game. Obviously, Cykeltyven is on top overall, but other teams have used a good September to their advantage as well, as several of the teams listed above have moved into the top 30 or so overall. snccdcno is in a solid 3rd, and Yellow Knight is knocking on the door of the top 10.

September's high movers

Rank Team Up/down
1 Jpettersen (+53)
2 Maaaaaaaarten (+35)
3 minessa (+33)
4 knallertjeblaf (+32)
5 zlev11 (+31)
5 martybart (+31)
7 MADRAZO (+28)
8 Eyeballs Out (+27)
9 Panda_Claws (+24)
10 fauniera (+22)

No question on this one - Jpettersen had a great month. Their team has moved from 73rd to 20th in a month; only outscored by 20 points by Cykeltyven, who obviously ran out of space to move up the leaderboard, Jpettersen makes a huge move this month. The next batch of teams all are finishing strongly and moving into the top half of the table.

That's it for now - update 40 to follow in the next day.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on October 14, 2015, 20:49
Update #40: Overall crystallizes as Points Competition gets more exciting

We are almost at the end of things, friends. The World Tour is over, the obvious wish to replace Beijing as the exotic end-of-season race - Abu Dhabi Tour - is over and was only 2.1 so it didn't give too many points, and Paris-Tours is done, the last race with that much prestige. With the closing of the European season, we are left with a few drops to clean up in the form of the Japan Cup, and a few races in China. The rules of the game states that the game formally finishes after the last .1 race or higher, which is the Tour of Taihu Lake ending the first week of November. Those who just want to see end-of-season breakdowns, come back then. But I'll keep putting out a few updates (as outlined in my post yesterday) until then. Let's get to this week, shall we?

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Zam_Olyas   644
2   Leadbelly   544
3   martybart   515
4   Panda_Claws   465
5   markene2   416
6   VeloRooms   411
7   mutschi   368
8   Joelsim   352
9   Josedin   345
10   tanja   326

Not a misprint - Zam Olyas' all-Italian team takes it's second week in a row, and third week out of the last 4! THAT is the payoff for picking a specialized team, and it only works at times like this - the concentration of Italian races around Lombardia, or the Australian summer races if you have a team of all Australians, something like that. This week for Zam, Colbrelli and Trentin took two of the 1.HC races, and Viviani, Cunego, Ferrari and Brambilla pitched in some handy points as well. Second place Leadbelly gets points from entirely different sources, with almost-unique pick (2 teams) Eduard Prades scoring 182 of his 282 season points this week, and Chaves scoring a bunch for their team as well. Third place martybart rides Chaves/Bakelants/Brajkovic/Haussler and others to a successful week.

This week's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Panda_Claws   (+17)
2   martybart   (+15)
3   Joelsim   (+14)
4   mutschi   (+10)
5   VeloRooms   (+9)
5   cj2002   (+9)
7   Tuarts   (+8)
7   ansimi   (+8)
9   Sasquatch   (+7)
9   Leadbelly   (+7)

I'm feeling like this week will likely be the last with significant movement, and there are several teams moving up over ten places. First on the week goes to Panda Claws (or "Panda Claws**" if you prefer), with a move up 17 places to 71st overall.

Points Competition

Rank   Team   Points
1   RoudeLeiw   183
2   Zam_Olyas   180
3   snccdcno   176
4   Yellow Knight   175
5   Jpettersen   168
6   Cykeltyven   167
7   skidmark   164
8   Kjellus   162
9   merengues   157
10   GP Blanco   154

I mentioned last week that Zam's team had incredibly scored 135 points with only 3 weeks being in the top 15 overall, ie. their team had only ever shown up to win. Well, this week makes that even more pronounced - Zam is now in 2nd place in the Green Jersey competition, with 4 weekly wins x 45 points = 180 points. Yowza! Yellow Knight also scored 10 points to move within 8 of the lead, and even with no points, snccdcno is well within striking distance of Roude_Leiw's 183. The end of the season is a roll of the dice, with most of the big guns ending their seasons already, so it's going to be a team with the more quirky picks that gets some points. We shall see how it turns up - note in my previous post that I'm counting the last 2 weeks as a single week, so there are 3 more weeks to score basically.

On a sidenote, it's pleasing to see a mix of teams at the top, including Roude Leiw (who is not at the top of the overall), Zam (who is second from the bottom), and then 2 of the top 10 overall in 3rd and 4th. This competition was introduced with the hopes that it would add some excitement aside from the GC, so I'm glad it's happening.

Overall Leaders

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points   Points this week
1   (-)   Cykeltyven   16209   229
2   (-)   skidmark   15554   139
3   (-)   snccdcno   15292   46
4   (+1)   kabete   14957   240
5   (-1)   Kjellus   14942   192
6   (+1)   derrudi   14826   223
7   (-1)   PeterB   14733   93
8   (-)   merengues   14700   130
9   (+4)   Yellow Knight   14657   294
10   (+1)   greenedge   14651   160
11   (-2)   GP Blanco   14587   50
12   (-2)   karaev   14563   47
13   (-1)   del1962   14474   51
14   (-)   Londonpat   14406   96
15   (-)   Geraint Too Fast   14313   178
16   (+1)   will10   14164   191
17   (+1)   MADRAZO   14152   261
18   (+4)   trackstand   14079   260
19   (-3)   Skibby the bush kangaroo   14069   87
20   (-)   Jpettersen   14036   174

You can perhaps see by the low weekly point totals - many of them in the double instead of triple digits - that there is not much shakeup this week in the overall. Cykeltyven pads their lead by 90 more points for good measure, and has but a few ceremonial weekly laps to ride before the coronation on the Champs Elysees in early November. There is some trading of spots lower down in the top 10, and Yellow Knight surges impressively into the top 10 as well as Greenedge, while GP Blanco and karaev slide out. January leader trackstand comes back into the top 20 at the end of the year, and the popularity teams would be ranked 13th (team with Rodriguez) and 19th (team with Froome). But the overall podium is all but done. Much like a long GT, most is decided but the points competition and the minor placings; stay tuned!

Spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/65qcwvdb5c437ms/CQ%202015%20update%2040.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on October 14, 2015, 20:53
It was average of all PRT teams.

2010:
Average 6904 but minus Milram and Footon who scored quite low it would be 7300. 6 teams scored 7500+ points.

2011:
Average 7648, minus Saxo-Sungard, 7846. 10 teams scored 7500+.

2012:
Average 8366. 11 teams scored 7500+. In 2010 the 6th team scored 7800, in 2012 9375.

2013:
Average 7986. 11 teams scored 7500+.

2014:
Average 8396. 13 teams scored 7500+.

2015:
Average 7803. 10 teams scored 7500+, but 7 teams scored 10,000+.

Just some statistics, I'm not sure if the budget should be bigger, we all have to work with the same budget anyway.

Thanks for digging up the info, Flo. I'm gonna bring that info up in a couple of weeks when I start discussion on next year. I feel like deciding on 7500-8000 is relatively arbitrary, as the scores have been fluctuating obviously. Consistency is nice, but change is sometimes nice too. I'll think on how to start that discussion and do it soon (probably during Hainan, as not much else is going on).
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on October 20, 2015, 23:54
Update #41: Marini scores big for Vini Fantini

This week saw the last races in Europe and the mostly-last races in Asia before everything shuts down for a bit. In the CQ game this is traditionally a time for surprises, little-picked and little-known riders getting lots of points in races with no competition, and the vast majority of riders scoring zero more points as their seasons are done. This week, that tradition continued with the weekly leaderboard a mix of known and unknown riders. Nicolas Marini, who I've literally never thought about before this update, got a haul of 155 points from the Tour of China II. His seasonal total of 228 off of an 8 point cost is bound to make his owners happy. Better-known but little-picked riders Bauke Mollema (140 points for the win in Japan; picked by 2 teams) and Diego Ulissi (84 points for 2nd in Japan picked by 4 teams) also show up in the top weekly teams. However, indicative of the end of the season, only 3 teams scored over 200 points and 21 teams scored over 100.

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   nuvolablu   248
2   MADRAZO   243
3   fauniera   209
4   trotters aotearoa   193
5   Netserk   174

nuvolablu takes a late-season win! Their team had the aforementioned Ulissi and Marini. MADRAZO (who cements a place in the top 20 overall) and fauniera complete the weekly podium.

This week's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Netserk   (+8)
1   Maaaaaaaarten   (+8)
3   fauniera   (+5)
3   nuvolablu   (+5)
3   trotters aotearoa   (+5)
3   Handbrake   (+5)
3   ironted   (+5)

As befitting the end of the season and dearth of points, there was only soft movement up and down the standings. Netserk and Maaaaaaaarten come out on top, moving up to 35th and 67th overall respectively.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Points
1   RoudeLeiw   183
2   Zam_Olyas   180
3   snccdcno   176
4   Yellow Knight   175
5   Jpettersen   168
6   Cykeltyven   167
7   skidmark   164
8   Kjellus   162
9   fauniera   159
10   merengues   157

A bunch of teams that scored this week are between spots 10 and 20 overall, but the only change in the top 10 is fauniera coming in at 9th with the 30 points for 3rd place driving their team upwards. MCardinalR got their team's first points of the season this week(!), leaving only 3 teams who have yet to score in the Green Jersey competition. Two more weeks! Can Roude Leiw's team hang onto their slim lead? Zam is behind, but there are a couple of Italians in Hainan...

Overall Standings

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points   Points this week
1   (-)   Cykeltyven   16209   0
2   (-)   skidmark   15611   57
3   (-)   snccdcno   15297   5
4   (+1)   Kjellus   15041   99
5   (-1)   kabete   15014   57
6   (-)   derrudi   14922   96
7   (+1)   merengues   14799   99
8   (-1)   PeterB   14775   42
9   (+1)   greenedge   14748   97
10   (-1)   Yellow Knight   14705   48

Only minor movement, no one in or out of the top 10. Leader Cykeltyven gets no points at all this week, but still has a 600 point cushion so no sweat. MADRAZO is the only team in the top 20 to move up or down more than one place, moving up 2 to 15th overall.

Spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t97vslda451md5o/CQ%202015%20update%2041.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on October 22, 2015, 11:02
does Zam have Modolo ?

edit no

:(
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on October 22, 2015, 12:26
does Zam have Modolo ?

edit no

:(
He does have Ferrari who finished 2nd on stage 1
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on October 31, 2015, 21:40
Tabriz were down for Taihu, but were a no-show, so I think it's safe to do my end of season round up now.

:Stars: Good boy! :Stars:

Barbero
Marcato
Benoot
Yates
Naesen
Megias
Cruz
Kump

Benoot and Kump were the real point scoring stars with big returns. Megias was just missing out on the win at the US Pro to complete his season, but I had fun following him and Novo Nordisk. The same goes for Cruz - only a 53% return, but it got me interested in Inteja and their calendar.

:zzz2 Stay! :zzz2

Froome
Bole
Chaves
Sepulveda
Kolahdouz
Teunissen
Prades
Hivert
Teuns
Ledanois
Gaspar

Some of these guys are probably unlucky not to be in the top rung. If Froome had picked up a few more points at the Vuelta, if Chaves had shown a bit more before getting to Spain etc

:Poo: Naughty boy! :Poo:

Betancur
Boom
Senechal
Bauhaus
Kreder
Nerz
Brajkovic
Evrard
Ruffoni
Kruopis
Ratto
Villegas
Cano
Diaz

Some real stinkers in here. Difficult to pick who was the worst between Betancur, Bauhaus, M. Kreder and Nerz. Even though Diaz was a 462% return he still makes this list as he did jack for all of the season bar one race. I only picked him as I though he would be racing a fuller season with Funvic, as it turned out he "rode" a fuller season, but he certainy didn't "race" it.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on November 03, 2015, 19:45
Hey everyone,

in case you haven't been to CQ's main page, they haven't put out a weekly update since I made my last one (18th of October). I had intended on doing one last week, then doing a final one after Taihu Lake, which ends this week. But, assuming one is forthcoming, I'll have to just do one more to wrap up the year.

I meant to touch base about this earlier, but upon returning from a trip I had a death in the family, which of course put this game at the back of my mind. I'm going to try to contact CQ to see if there's another download coming, and I'll keep you guys posted. In the meantime, I hope to get out a post in the next few days talking about some ideas for next year. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on November 09, 2015, 22:31
CQ's post-Taihu Lake update is out! I'll be doing the season-ending wrap-up tomorrow, and then a bit later in the week I'll start some discussion about next year. Almost time to wrap it up, guys!
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on November 10, 2015, 19:07
Final Update: Mareczko & Modolo shake up final top 10, green jersey standings as Cykeltyven is crowned champ

Well, it's been a long season since we started back at the Australian nationals. Normally in this game, things kind of run out of steam at the end of the season as the ProTour teams pack up, and minor/unexpected riders pick up the points in Hainan and Taihu Lake. This year, both races had a few more top level teams (Hainan had 3PT/5PCT vs. 3PT/3PCT last year, and Taihu had 2PCT vs. none last year), which translated to a few more teams scoring points in the CQ game. Certainly, a good number of seasons were finished before the last 3 weeks of these races, but 61 CQ teams scored points in these races, and 24 teams scored over 100 points. As the competition in these races still isn't very robust, what that tended to mean was that a few high-level riders got a ton of points. Sacha Modolo won Hainan with 295 points, and Jakub Mareczko dominated Taihu Lake, scoring 356 points and making his initial cost of 15 points worth a lot more than the 93 points he had scored up to this point of the season.

This week's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   nuvolablu   656
2   fauniera   651
2   CraZyCaLL   651
4   topprak   471
5   Ruvu75   386

Sixteen teams had Mareczko; eight had Modolo; three had both. Of those three, nuvolablu distinguishes themselves from Fauniera and CrazZyCaLL by getting 5 'top 50' finishing points from Iuri Filosi in Hainan. Other top teams were some combo of the two 'big' riders of the week, as well as Francisco Mancebo (45 points) and Fabio Silvestre (25 points). Impressive weekly points totals, but mostly on the backs of two riders.

This week's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   nuvolablu   (+34)
2   CraZyCaLL   (+21)
3   hilltopfinisher   (+17)
4   ingsve   (+16)
5   the_sceptic   (+14)
5   knallertjeblaf   (+14)
5   Multispeed   (+14)

When you get a bunch of points and most other teams score a big fat zero, you're gonna move up in the standings. nuvolablu moves up a whopping 34 spots to a respectable 43rd place overall, while CraZyCaLL cracks the top 100 and hilltopfinisher cracks the top 50. The original champ, ingsve, moves up 16 spots in this final update to an impressive 24th overall.

This month's top scorers

Rank   Team   Points this month
1   Zam_Olyas   1551
2   nuvolablu   1486
3   fauniera   1444
4   MADRAZO   1375
5   Panda_Claws   1171
6   Josedin   1145
7   martybart   1122
8   Kjellus   1020
9   CraZyCaLL   1002
10   knallertjeblaf   968

Okay, this 'month' actually included the first week of November too, but close enough. nuvolablu's dominance this week is not enough to overcome Zam's impressive October run from his all-Italian team.

This month's high movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   nuvolablu   (+49)
2   martybart   (+28)
3   Panda_Claws   (+27)
3   fauniera   (+27)
5   Joelsim   (+20)
5   knallertjeblaf   (+20)
7   MADRAZO   (+19)
7   CraZyCaLL   (+19)
9   Eyeballs Out   (+16)
10   Tuarts   (+13)

Not dissimilar from other results, nuvolablu's team is by far the highest mover of the month. Tied for third is fauniera's team, which had an epic month, as you will see from the remaining sections of this update.

Green Jersey final standings

Rank   Team   Points
1   fauniera   191
2   RoudeLeiw   183
3   Zam_Olyas   180
4   snccdcno   176
5   Kjellus   176
6   Yellow Knight   175
7   Jpettersen   168
8   Ruvu75   168
9   Cykeltyven   167
10   skidmark   164

RoudeLeiw gets pipped at the line! While recent updates focused on Zam's meteoric rise, perhaps we should have paid more attention to the stealthy rise of fauniera. Third place in weeks 38 and 41, tied for 2nd this week (week 42), and tied for 15th in week 40, that's over 90 points in 4 of the last 5 updates. The 32.5 points this week (tied teams split the difference between the places they're tied for) takes fauniera from outside the top 10 to the top spot overall. Kjellus (14 points) and Ruvu75 (22 points) both score this week, moving them into the top 10 as well. The rest of the top 10 holds on from their previous points.

Congratulations to fauniera on winning the inagural points competition of the CQ Ranking game!

Top 10 overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points   Points this week
1   (-)   Cykeltyven   16209   0
2   (-)   skidmark   15616   5
3   (-)   snccdcno   15412   115
4   (-)   Kjellus   15402   361
5   (+3)   PeterB   15095   320
6   (-1)   kabete   15014   0
7   (-1)   derrudi   14922   0
8   (-1)   merengues   14799   0
9   (+9)   fauniera   14773   651
10   (+5)   MADRAZO   14751   356

I believe I said in a recent update that the podium was all but locked up; that held true for the top two spots, but third came down to a matter of inches! Kjellus rode Mareczko's success to within ten points of the bronze medal spot, but snccdcno got 115 points of their own from Julian El Fares to hold on. But there is some significant movement in the top 10 as PeterB moves into the top 5, and fauniera has a crazy last-minute jump of 9 spots into the top 10! fauniera started October in 36th place and ended in the top 10, showing that it ain't over until it's over. This crazy run somewhat overshadows MADRAZO's own impressive 5-spot leap into the top 10. Their move up comes at the expense of greenedge and Yellow Knight, who fall out in the final standings.

Congratulations to our winner, Cykeltyven! Their team had all the right popular picks (except they did also pick Betancur, showing that nobody can have a perfect team), and their rarest picks turned out to be their aces in the hole, making them count. Landa (picked by 3 teams) and Rosa (picked by 7) turned Cykeltyven a return of 1474 points on an investment of 366 between the two of them. With top-level production from Rodriguez, Cav, Boasson Hagen, Chaves, Porte, Ewan and Henao, it was a winning combination.

Cykeltyven also finished 2nd last year, meaning their team (along with team skidmark) becomes the first to podium twice in this game. An impressive run, indeed! We will see what next year has in store.

Thanks to all who played! It was a fun year. In the next few days I'm keen on starting to talk about next year's game, maybe after I have a post or two breaking down my own team's performance. You're all welcome to join in on either of those topics.

Spreadsheet at dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yul18w1462aiins/CQ%202015%20update%2042.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on November 11, 2015, 09:55
the more I look at next year the harder it gets

another one of those good CQ years I think
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on November 24, 2015, 10:53
via Skibby on cn, the best possible team for 2015:

TEAM NAME CQ 2014CQ 2015
#astana      ARU Fabio       1092   <-- +664 -->   1756
#katusha      RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquim       1150   <-- +600 -->   1750
#sky      PORTE Richie       415   <-- +944 -->   1359
#mtn      BOASSON HAGEN Edvald       429   <-- +639 -->   1068
#topsport      THEUNS Edward       227   <-- +837 -->   1064
#bmc      DENNIS Rohan       528   <-- +477 -->   1005
#ag2r      BAKELANTS Jan       417   <-- +556 -->   973
#astana      LANDA MEANA Mikel       239   <-- +728 -->   967
#trek      FELLINE Fabio       202   <-- +763 -->   965
#sky      HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis       92   <-- +824 -->   916
#lotto      BENOOT Tiesj       214   <-- +658 -->   872
#etixx      ALAPHILIPPE Julian       358   <-- +468 -->   826
#bmc      HERMANS Ben       363   <-- +415 -->   778
#greenedge      EWAN Caleb       95   <-- +621 -->   716
#lotto      BOECKMANS Kris       129   <-- +545 -->   674
#cult      GULDHAMMER Rasmus       141   <-- +518 -->   659
#bmc      BOOKWALTER Brent       143   <-- +453 -->   596
#adria      KUMP Marko       28   <-- +506 -->   534
#adria      ROGLIC Primoz       169   <-- +350 -->   519
#astana      ROSA Diego       127   <-- +380 -->   507
#topsport      NAESEN Oliver       151   <-- +355 -->   506
#bretagne      FEDRIGO Pierrick       126   <-- +362 -->   488
#verandas      BILLE Gaëtan       116   <-- +359 -->   475
#lotto      DE BIE Sean       89   <-- +377 -->   466
#colombia      TORRES AGUDELO Rodolfo Andres       53   <-- +412 -->   465
#roompot      LAMMERTINK Maurits       92   <-- +363 -->   455
#ag2r      LATOUR Pierre       71   <-- +382 -->   453
#southeast      MARECZKO Jakub       15   <-- +434 -->   449
#lotto      DE CLERCQ Bart       90   <-- +328 -->   418
#tcg      DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd       10   <-- +389 -->   399
#avanti      BEVIN Patrick       17   <-- +380 -->   397
#verandas      CLAEYS Dimitri       27   <-- +362 -->   389
#topsport      CAMPENAERTS Victor       60   <-- +328 -->   388
                        
      TOTAL      7475   <-- +16777 -->   24252
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on November 24, 2015, 23:22
Hey everyone,

just want to talk about a few things for next year (I meant to get this out last week, but I've had a few life interventions). I have a request for feedback, preceded by some feedback of my own.

First, I'm going to make a new rule on the deadline for submissions. The last two years, there has been consistent and heated debate at the start of the season about whether or not to allow teams after the 'official' deadline. I don't want to address this on an ad hoc basis anymore; I also want this game to be inclusive to all who want to participate and make a reasonable effort to do so. As such, I'm going to have a submission deadline and a revision deadline that are 24 hours apart. The submission deadline will be when you are required to submit a team; the revision deadline will be to allow for changes to teams that have double riders, are over the limit, etc. This will allow me to more thoroughly check over the teams to ensure that they are compliant, and allow a window to correct honest mistakes. This game has operated under the principle of 'you are responsible for any mistakes in your team', and that still holds true; it is difficult to catch all the errors (case in point: nobody noticed until the game was over in mid-November that there was a space after the name of a zero-pointer in one of the top ten teams). But having 24 hours to look over the teams will allow me to be a bit more proactive and thorough about it, and not be entering teams until the last minute and feeling pressure to publish the spreadsheet. A byproduct of this will be that if you are unexpectedly without internet access, or misread the time zone difference and submitted your team a few hours after the submission deadline, I can still accept those teams without fear that they've been given an advantage by exposing them to other team's picks. Teams submitted in this 'grace period' will not be allowed to make revisions in case of error; if a rider is doubly entered or a team is over the limit, I will simply drop riders until the team is compliant. Teams will NOT be accepted after the revision deadline, period. Our self-imposed 'publication ban' of our own teams on the game thread will be lifted at the revision deadline. Hopefully that will satisfactorily solve this contentious topic.

One large thing we discussed in the lead up to this season was whether the points total should remain at 7500 or be changed. There was some discussion, but it was too close to the season. I would like feedback on this for next year, and I'd like it by December 1st so I can give people over a month's notice if there is going to be a change. Here is a post by LaFlo at VeloRooms in October outlining the average PT team's CQ score, which was the loose basis for this game:

It was average of all PRT teams.

2010:
Average 6904 but minus Milram and Footon who scored quite low it would be 7300. 6 teams scored 7500+ points.

2011:
Average 7648, minus Saxo-Sungard, 7846. 10 teams scored 7500+.

2012:
Average 8366. 11 teams scored 7500+. In 2010 the 6th team scored 7800, in 2012 9375.

2013:
Average 7986. 11 teams scored 7500+.

2014:
Average 8396. 13 teams scored 7500+.

2015:
Average 7803. 10 teams scored 7500+, but 7 teams scored 10,000+.

Just some statistics, I'm not sure if the budget should be bigger, we all have to work with the same budget anyway.


Last year, I was strongly considering changing it to 8000 given the upward trend in recent years. Two things make me consider it less strongly this year: 1) the trend went back down this year, and 2) future revisions to the PT, which may or may not happen, would reduce riders on a team and likely have the same effect on scores, so changing it back in a year is a possibility; all things equal, it might be easier just to keep it the same.

Anyway, I'm open to feedback. Let me know by December 1st if you have strong feelings either way. If there's a clear majority, I'll go with it, but if it's not clear, I'll just make the call to my best judgement.

Thanks! Oh, and I intend to get next year's game thread up by about December 10th.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on November 25, 2015, 10:10
Thanks for all the hard work btw Skids. I usually "like" a post rather than writing a thanks, but you (and the other weekly up-daters and MC and Armchair) deserve an end of year pat on the back.

7500 is fine by me.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on November 25, 2015, 10:16
7500 works but would like 8000  :lol

Thanks for your time skids
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on November 25, 2015, 10:18
7,500 is fine
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on December 08, 2015, 04:41
So, confirmation that the game is 7500 points. All other main elements will remain the same too; the green jersey competition was a success this year, I felt, and mc_mountain suggested a similar 'KoM' competition for the team that had the highest cumulative rankings on the 'weekly top movers' standings (get it? best 'climber'? Not bad).

Anyway, the new thread for the 2016 game will be up in the next week if all goes to plan; I'm currently travelling, but I should be able to find some time to sit down to it.
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on December 10, 2015, 23:13
Here is a link to the finalized standings of this year's game, which could be used for 'official' purposes such as summarizing all the years. The only difference right now between it and update 42 is that I corrected fauniera's entries that had omitted over 100 points from their team, moving them up to 8th overall. If anyone sees any corrections that need to be made to this one, I can update again.

Anyway, here is the file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cvj5mahrklglc5x/CQ%202015%20final%20update.xls?dl=0
Title: Re: 2015 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on December 11, 2015, 07:54
So, confirmation that the game is 7500 points. All other main elements will remain the same too; the green jersey competition was a success this year, I felt, and mc_mountain suggested a similar 'KoM' competition for the team that had the highest cumulative rankings on the 'weekly top movers' standings (get it? best 'climber'? Not bad).

Anyway, the new thread for the 2016 game will be up in the next week if all goes to plan; I'm currently travelling, but I should be able to find some time to sit down to it.

Looking forward to Kittel being best climber! ;)