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Title: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on April 27, 2018, 08:21
One week and about half an hour from now, the Giro d'Italia starts in the quiet, typically Italian, town of Jerusalem.

Teams are beginning to be released, adverts are appearing on EuroSport: it must be time to get the game ready. 
Discussion in the Vuelta thread last season was in favour of following the UCI in reducing the size of teams, but keeping the budget the same.  Who can dethrone Fauniera, last year's winner?


Team of exactly eight riders  all of whom must be Giro starters.
Budget    Budget will be 3500 points. 

Price of riders
CQ score for 12 months to 29th April, for which the update file that CQ released on Monday 30th will be considered definitive. 
There is a dropbox spreadsheet (https://www.dropbox.com/s/1018tduqbd402v8/Giro%202018%20team%20selector.xls?dl=0) of riders likely to participate and their prices for the game, and a facility for checking the team total, as soon as possible after that download is available, and I shall try to keep that up to date with team changes as best I can.

Submitting your team
By personal message to me, either here or at CN,
Please send the team with names formatted as per CQ. (Surname[space]Forename and nothing else, not even price or team name: Spanish/Portuguese names need particular care, as do accents or other diacritics)  It makes an enormous difference to the efficiency of adding teams.  If you use the dropbox spreadsheet it will be a simple copy and paste job.


I have logged my team with Bminchow, the first person to submit a team, and won't change it unless any of them drop out, so there cannot be any accusation of me stealing everyone else's best ideas.


Deadline
The start of the race, which I believe to be Friday 4th May at 11am in Jerusalem, 10am in Western Europe, 9am in GB/Ireland, and other equivalents wherever you may be. 

Scoring
Points issued according to the points tables of CQ (column GT2) (http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/rules.asp).  Note there are no points issued for the young rider category.  The winner will be declared as of the CQ points given by 27th May.  Subsequent penalties/retroactive disqualifications, should there be any, will not effect the game.

Entries as of Friday morning, I need to go to work but time for a few last minute entries.
Amis Velo
Armchair_Cyclist
Axl
BicycleBoy
BikeRacer33
BluesInTheBottle
Bminchow
Carlo_Algatrensig
Caruut
Chiron
Comodoro
Del1962
Drebola
Fauniera
Googolplex
Gotland
GPBlanco
Hakkie2
Kazistuta
Koronin
Laarsland
Leadbelly
LightBing
LosBrolin
Mellow_Velo
Minessa
Nathanptz
PremierAndrew
Rote_Laterne
Russell23
Ruvu75
SafeBet
Salvarani
Scrool07
Search
SemirS
Shalgo
Squire
ThePirate81
Tigerion
Trudgin
Vladimir
Yellow_Knight


If you have not seen your name 12 hours after submitting it, drop me a reminder.  If you are on another forum, by all means plug it there.  We had 46 teams last year, let's try to beat it this time around.


Good luck to all.
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on April 30, 2018, 18:25
Thanks to CQ for getting the Monday update online in good time this week: the spreadsheet is ready (two teams still to confirm, I have posted PCS's prediction for now for FdJ and EF), my team is ready to send to the first manager to submit.

A short run-in for this one: I need the teams by Friday morning.  I look forward to seeing your teams and discovering where I have gone wrong.
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: search on May 01, 2018, 13:11
all teams now confirmed:

#sunweb      TEAM SUNWEB            #mitchelton      MITCHELTON - SCOTT         
      DUMOULIN Tom      1757            CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban      362   
      CURVERS Roy      76            BEWLEY Sam      26   
      HAGA Chad      56            HAIG Jack      414   
      HAMILTON Chris      126            JUUL JENSEN Christopher      150   
      HOFSTEDE Lennard      176            KREUZIGER Roman      623   
      OOMEN Sam      562            NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel      417   
      TEN DAM Laurens      81            TUFT Svein      65   
      VERVAEKE Louis      53            YATES Simon      810   
            2887                  2867   
#ag2r      AG2R LA MONDIALE            #movistar      MOVISTAR TEAM         
      GENIEZ Alexandre      537            BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto      221   
      BIDARD François      117            CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio      463   
      CHEREL Mikael      118            DE LA PARTE GONZALEZ Victor      148   
      DENZ Nico      89            FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben      118   
      DUPONT Hubert      163            PEDRERO LOPEZ Antonio      93   
      JAUREGUI Quentin      146            QUINTANA ROJAS Dayer Uberney      101   
      MONTAGUTI Matteo      41            SEPULVEDA Eduardo      134   
      VENTURINI Clément      405            VALLS FERRI Rafael      90   
            1616                  1368   
#androni      ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI            #quickstep      QUICK STEP FLOORS         
      GAVAZZI Francesco      466            VIVIANI Elia      1858   
      BALLERINI Davide      163            CAPECCHI Eros      76   
      BELLETTI Manuel      223            CAVAGNA Rémi      381   
      CATTANEO Mattia      370            MØRKØV CHRISTENSEN Michael      144   
      FRAPPORTI Marco      107            SABATINI Fabio      55   
      MASNADA Fausto      292            SCHACHMANN Maximilian      386   
      TORRES AGUDELO Rodolfo Andres      118            SENECHAL Florian      345   
      VENDRAME Andrea      292            STYBAR Zdenek      561   
            2031                  3806   
#astana      ASTANA PRO TEAM            #dimension      TEAM DIMENSION DATA         
      LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel      1085            MEINTJES Louis      519   
      BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello      387            ANTON HERNANDEZ Igor      146   
      HIRT Jan      292            BERHANE Natnael Teweldemedhin      68   
      KANGERT Tanel      69            GIBBONS Ryan      94   
      LUTSENKO Alexey      675            KING Benjamin      49   
      SANCHEZ GIL Luis Leon      938            O'CONNOR Ben      283   
      VILLELLA Davide      257            JANSE VAN RENSBURG Jacques      126   
      ZEITS Andrey      186            VENTER Jaco      88   
            3889                  1373   
#bahrain      BAHRAIN - MERIDA            #ef      TEAM EF EDUCATION FIRST-DRAPAC         
      POZZOVIVO Domenico      1054            BROWN Nathan      73   
      BOARO Manuele      75            SCULLY Tom      76   
      BONIFAZIO Niccolo      258            CARTHY Hugh      149   
      MOHORIC Matej      596            DOCKER Mitchell      112   
      NIBALI Antonio      32            DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd      68   
      NOVAK Domen      122            MODOLO Sacha      481   
      SIUTSOU Kanstantsin      294            VAN ASBROECK Tom      144   
      VISCONTI Giovanni      670            WOODS Michael      513   
            3101                  1616   
#bardiani      BARDIANI CSF            #katusha      TEAM KATUSHA-ALPECIN         
      CICCONE Giulio      434            BELKOV Maxim      79   
      ANDREETTA Simone      79            DOWSETT Alex      109   
      BARBIN Enrico      120            GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel      229   
      GUARDINI Andrea      141            KUZNETSOV Vyacheslav      201   
      MAESTRI Mirco      129            LAMMERTINK Maurits      276   
      SENNI Manuel      234            MARTIN Tony      452   
      SIMION Paolo      82            PLANCKAERT Baptiste      261   
      TONELLI Alessandro      82            WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads      149   
            1301                  1756   
#bmc      BMC RACING TEAM            #jumbo      TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO         
      DENNIS Rohan      581            BENNETT George      648   
      DE MARCHI Alessandro      122            BATTAGLIN Enrico      237   
      DRUCKER Jempy      812            BOUWMAN Koen      245   
      FRANKINY Kilian      88            VAN EMDEN Jos      325   
      ROCHE Nicolas      642            GESINK Robert      260   
      ROELANDTS Jürgen      238            VAN HOECKE Gijs      77   
      VENTOSO ALBERDI Francisco Jose      84            LINDEMAN Bert-jan      40   
      VLIEGEN Loïc      223            VAN POPPEL Danny      327   
            2790                  2159   
#bora      BORA-HANSGROHE            #sky      TEAM SKY         
      FORMOLO Davide      420            FROOME Chris      2736   
      BENEDETTI Cesare      64            DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David      442   
      BENNETT Sam      738            ELISSONDE Kenny      102   
      GROSSSCHARTNER Felix      261            HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis      514   
      KONRAD Patrick      492            KIRYIENKA Vasil      308   
      PFINGSTEN Christoph      73            KNEES Christian      55   
      SCHILLINGER Andreas      47            POELS Wout      842   
      SELIG Rüdiger      206            PUCCIO Salvatore      87   
            2301                  5086   
#groupama      GROUPAMA - FDJ            #trek      TREK-SEGAFREDO         
      PINOT Thibaut      1241            BRAMBILLA Gianluca      235   
      BONNET William      0            DIDIER Laurent      25   
      LADAGNOUS Matthieu      135            EG Niklas      216   
      MORABITO Steve      23            IRIZAR ARANBURU Markel      64   
      PREIDLER Georg      87            MULLEN Ryan      260   
      REICHENBACH Sébastien      125            PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson      320   
      ROUX Anthony      176            PEDERSEN Mads      754   
      ROY Jérémy      66            VAN POPPEL Boy      112   
            1853                  1986   
#academy      ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY            #uae      UAE - TEAMEMIRATES         
      HERMANS Ben      352            ARU Fabio      1280   
      BOIVIN Guillaume      342            ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin      229   
      DEMPSTER Zakkari      205            CONTI Valerio      198   
      NEILANDS Krists      264            LAENGEN Vegard Stake      258   
      NIV Guy      0            MARCATO Marco      129   
      PLAZA MOLINA Ruben      184            MORI Manuele      33   
      SBARAGLI Kristian      127            POLANC Jan      371   
      SAGIV Guy      24            ULISSI Diego      1225   
            1498                  3723   
#lotto      LOTTO - SOUDAL            #wilier      WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA         
      WELLENS Tim      1629            MARECZKO Jakub      596   
      ARMEE Sander      402            BERTAZZO Liam      241   
      BAK Lars Ytting      145            COLEDAN Marco      39   
      CAMPENAERTS Victor      350            FONZI Giuseppe      98   
      DEBUSSCHERE Jens      479            MOSCA Jacopo      424   
      FRISON Frederik      65            TURRIN Alex      145   
      HANSEN Adam      83            ZARDINI Edoardo      70   
      VAN DER SANDE Tosh      248            ZHUPA Eugert      62   
            3401                  1675   
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 03, 2018, 08:47
Just over 24 hours before the race starts and the game closes.

22 teams in so far, with 49 of the 176 riders named, 19 of them as unique picks.  There is one rider on a very high proportion of teams, 3 others on more than half the teams, and to be among the most popular 8, a rider would need at least 7 picks thus far.
One team has the most popular team possible within the budget, while another has a popularity ranking just 44% of that.  4 riders costing 800pts or more have been chosen, while 9 men costing fewer than 100 points have been considered worth including.

Don't forget that the race starts, rather inconveniently for those trying to run a game based on it, on a Friday morning.  24 hours to get your teams in.
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 04, 2018, 08:44
Thanks for all the entries: strange shift in popularities over the last 24 hours which I haven't seen any news story to explain.  Work and other commitments means I probably won't be able to do much by way of putting up the data until late this evening.

I tend not to be too fussy about late entries, so although I have said 9am, hold on for about 3 hours please, from the timestamp of this post if you want to put up your own team in case others are slightly after that.
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 04, 2018, 18:01
The teams

There are 44 of them, and here they are (in alphabetical order, and price order within each team).  The asterisk, as ever, indicates unique picks.  A few forgot that team size had changed to 8, some thought it had risen to 12, and some either penalised themselves with a very low spend, or tried to break the bank with a high one, but everyone got in with a legitimate team in the end.

Amis Velo
   BENNETT George   
   DENNIS Rohan   
   HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis   
   WOODS Michael   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   VAN POPPEL Danny   
   SEPULVEDA Eduardo   

Armchair Cyclist
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   DENNIS Rohan   
   MEINTJES Louis   
   WOODS Michael   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   BRAMBILLA Gianluca   
   SBARAGLI Kristian   
   VERVAEKE Louis   

Axl
   PINOT Thibaut   
   BENNETT George   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   HAIG Jack   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   GUARDINI Andrea   
   SEPULVEDA Eduardo   
   REICHENBACH Sébastien   

Bicycle Boy
   DUMOULIN Tom   *
   PINOT Thibaut   
   PLAZA MOLINA Ruben   
   DUPONT Hubert   
   KANGERT Tanel   
   NIBALI Antonio   *
   DIDIER Laurent   *
   MORABITO Steve   

BikeRacer33
   PINOT Thibaut   
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   HIRT Jan   
   GUARDINI Andrea   
   DE MARCHI Alessandro   
   PREIDLER Georg   *
   KANGERT Tanel   

Blues in the Bottle
   ARU Fabio   
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   CARTHY Hugh   
   SEPULVEDA Eduardo   
   DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd   
   BONNET William   

Bminchow
   YATES Simon   
   BENNETT George   
   DENNIS Rohan   
   WOODS Michael   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   QUINTANA ROJAS Dayer Uberney   *
   VERVAEKE Louis   

Carlo Algatrensig
   BENNETT George   
   WOODS Michael   
   MODOLO Sacha   
   CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson   
   O'CONNOR Ben   

Caruut

   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   MEINTJES Louis   
   GAVAZZI Francesco   *
   MOSCA Jacopo   *
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   O'CONNOR Ben   
   BRAMBILLA Gianluca   
   DE MARCHI Alessandro   

Chiron
   MARECZKO Jakub   
   WOODS Michael   
   MODOLO Sacha   
   DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David   *
   FORMOLO Davide   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   VAN POPPEL Danny   
   O'CONNOR Ben   

Comodoro
   PINOT Thibaut   
   WOODS Michael   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   HERMANS Ben   
   PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson   
   GUARDINI Andrea   
   SBARAGLI Kristian   

Del1962
   PINOT Thibaut   
   DENNIS Rohan   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   HAIG Jack   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   BRAMBILLA Gianluca   
   REICHENBACH Sébastien   
   FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben   

Drebola
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   DENNIS Rohan   
   WOODS Michael   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   VAN POPPEL Danny   
   O'CONNOR Ben   
   GESINK Robert   
   KANGERT Tanel   

Fauniera
   PINOT Thibaut   
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   GUARDINI Andrea   
   FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben   
   KANGERT Tanel   
   VERVAEKE Louis   

Googolplex
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   POZZOVIVO Domenico   *
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   VAN POPPEL Danny   
   PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson   
   O'CONNOR Ben   
   KANGERT Tanel   
   BONNET William   

Gotland
   PINOT Thibaut   
   WOODS Michael   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   HERMANS Ben   
   O'CONNOR Ben   
   GUARDINI Andrea   
   CHEREL Mikael   *

GPBlanco
   PINOT Thibaut   
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   VAN POPPEL Danny   
   GESINK Robert   
   KANGERT Tanel   
   KNEES Christian   *
   VERVAEKE Louis   

Hakkie
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   BENNETT George   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   VAN POPPEL Danny   
   PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson   
   ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin   
   ZARDINI Edoardo   *

Handbrake
   PINOT Thibaut   
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   VAN POPPEL Danny   
   CARTHY Hugh   
   GUARDINI Andrea   
   SBARAGLI Kristian   
   DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd   

Kazistuta
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   WOODS Michael   
   MODOLO Sacha   
   CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   VAN POPPEL Danny   
   GUARDINI Andrea   
   FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben   

Koronin
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   VISCONTI Giovanni   *
   MEINTJES Louis   
   WOODS Michael   
   BRAMBILLA Gianluca   
   PLAZA MOLINA Ruben   
   CARTHY Hugh   
   FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben   

Laarsland
   PINOT Thibaut   
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   VAN POPPEL Danny   
   BRAMBILLA Gianluca   
   GIBBONS Ryan   
   KANGERT Tanel   
   MORABITO Steve   

Leadbelly
   PINOT Thibaut   
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   HERMANS Ben   
   CARTHY Hugh   
   GUARDINI Andrea   
   DE MARCHI Alessandro   
   MONTAGUTI Matteo   *

LightBing
   PINOT Thibaut   
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   GESINK Robert   
   BRAMBILLA Gianluca   
   SBARAGLI Kristian   
   FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben   
   KANGERT Tanel   

Los Brolin
   PINOT Thibaut   
   YATES Simon   
   BENNETT George   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   GUARDINI Andrea   
   SBARAGLI Kristian   
   GIBBONS Ryan   
   DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd   

Mellow Velo
   PINOT Thibaut   
   YATES Simon   
   WOODS Michael   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   O'CONNOR Ben   
   GUARDINI Andrea   
   SBARAGLI Kristian   
   MORABITO Steve   

Minessa
   PINOT Thibaut   
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   HIRT Jan   
   GUARDINI Andrea   
   DE MARCHI Alessandro   
   FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben   
   TORRES AGUDELO Rodolfo Andres   

Nathanptz
   PINOT Thibaut   
   WOODS Michael   
   CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   VAN POPPEL Danny   
   BONIFAZIO Niccolo   
   BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto   
   GIBBONS Ryan   

Premier Andrew
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   DENNIS Rohan   
   MEINTJES Louis   
   WOODS Michael   
   GESINK Robert   
   ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin   
   CARTHY Hugh   
   SBARAGLI Kristian   

Rote Laterne
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   YATES Simon   
   CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   ANTON HERNANDEZ Igor   *
   REICHENBACH Sébastien   
   KANGERT Tanel   

Russell23
   PINOT Thibaut   
   BENNETT George   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   HERMANS Ben   
   O'CONNOR Ben   
   REICHENBACH Sébastien   
   KANGERT Tanel   

Ruvu75
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   DENNIS Rohan   
   WOODS Michael   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   VAN POPPEL Danny   
   GUARDINI Andrea   
   KANGERT Tanel   

SafeBet

   PINOT Thibaut   
   DENNIS Rohan   
   WOODS Michael   
   CICCONE Giulio   
   VAN POPPEL Danny   
   BRAMBILLA Gianluca   
   GIBBONS Ryan   
   KANGERT Tanel   

Salvarani
   PINOT Thibaut   
   MOHORIC Matej   *
   SCHACHMANN Maximilian   *
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   VAN POPPEL Danny   
   O'CONNOR Ben   
   CARTHY Hugh   
   GUARDINI Andrea   

Scrool07
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   YATES Simon   
   CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   BONIFAZIO Niccolo   
   BRAMBILLA Gianluca   
   GUARDINI Andrea   
   KANGERT Tanel   

Search
   ARU Fabio   
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   BONIFAZIO Niccolo   
   SENNI Manuel   *
   TORRES AGUDELO Rodolfo Andres   
   GIBBONS Ryan   
   KANGERT Tanel   

Semir S
   PINOT Thibaut   
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   BOUWMAN Koen   *
   KANGERT Tanel   
   DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd   
   BONNET William   

Shalgo
   ARU Fabio   
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   VAN POPPEL Danny   
   GUARDINI Andrea   
   SBARAGLI Kristian   
   DOWSETT Alex   *
   KANGERT Tanel   

Squire
   PINOT Thibaut   
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   GESINK Robert   
   KANGERT Tanel   
   LINDEMAN Bert-Jan   *
   MORABITO Steve   

The Pirate81
   PINOT Thibaut   
   DENNIS Rohan   
   WOODS Michael   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   GESINK Robert   
   KANGERT Tanel   
   VERVAEKE Louis   

Tigerion
   PINOT Thibaut   
   BENNETT Sam   
   MEINTJES Louis   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   BONIFAZIO Niccolo   
   CARTHY Hugh   
   SBARAGLI Kristian   
   GIBBONS Ryan   

Trudgin
   PINOT Thibaut   
   MARECZKO Jakub   
   CICCONE Giulio   
   BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello   *
   PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson   
   BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto   
   BALLERINI Davide   *
   MAESTRI Mirco   *

Vladimir
   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   
   HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis   
   CICCONE Giulio   
   FORMOLO Davide   
   CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   
   BONIFAZIO Niccolo   
   BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto   
   KUZNETSOV Vyacheslav   *

Yellow Knight
   POELS Wout   *
   YATES Simon   
   BENNETT Sam   
   WOODS Michael   
   MULLEN Ryan   *
   DUPONT Hubert   
   GIBBONS Ryan   
   KANGERT Tanel   
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: rote_laterne on May 04, 2018, 21:09
I'm not sure Igor Anton was a good pick being unique. But more reason to cheer for him.
For the first time (as far as I can remember) I didn't pick a sprinter because the good ones are to expensive for the few sprint stages and I rather cheer for a climber like Igor Anton than a sprinter like Guardini or Sbaragli.
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 05, 2018, 00:42
Rider Popularity

70 of the 176 (well, 175 now, luckily no-one had chosen Siutsou) riders, have been picked.  Chaves is the must-have at an irresistible price, and but he is followed on the popularity table by two of the most expensive picks.  At the time I left to work on Thursday, I think Lopez had 11 picks to just 2 for Pinot, but confidence in the Frenchman blossomed on Thursday, and he was on almost every team I opened when I got in. 

These selections, remember, are out of 44 teams:

36: CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
25: LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel
24: PINOT Thibaut
20: FORMOLO Davide
19: KANGERT Tanel
17: WOODS Michael
15: GUARDINI Andrea
14: VAN POPPEL Danny
9:  DENNIS Rohan, O'CONNOR Ben, SBARAGLI Kristian
8: BRAMBILLA Gianluca
7: BENNETT George, CARTHY Hugh, GIBBONS Ryan
6: FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben, GESINK Robert, YATES Simon
5: BONIFAZIO Niccolo, CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio, MEINTJES Louis, PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson, VERVAEKE Louis
4: DE MARCHI Alessandro, DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd, HERMANS Ben, MORABITO Steve, REICHENBACH Sébastien
3: ARU Fabio, BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto, BONNET William, CICCONE Giulio, MODOLO Sacha, SEPULVEDA Eduardo
2: ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin, BENNETT Sam, DUPONT Hubert, HAIG Jack, HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis, HIRT Jan, MARECZKO Jakub, PLAZA MOLINA Ruben, TORRES AGUDELO Rodolfo Andres

and those picked just the once are indicated in the previous post.

For a Collective Wisdom team within budget, I can't find a combination better than Ruvu75's selection, so I'll do something different, and in acknowledgement of the big jump from 8th and 9th in popularity, this time.  The most popular 8 riders have a total cost of 4158, so the score of that team will be 3500/4158 of their scores (rounded to nearest whole number)


Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 05, 2018, 00:43
Team popularity rankings

36 points if you have Chaves, 1 point if you have a unique pick.  Sometimes there is a high correlation between this and the final results, sometimes there isn't.  Some take pride in being high on these tables, others delight in having an idiosyncratic team that will be low.

1   Ruvu75   155
2   Fauniera   150
3   ThePirate81   136
4   Drebola   135
4   Squire   135
6   Handbrake   134
7   LightBing   133
8   SemirS   132
9   Comodoro   130
9   GPBlanco   130
11   BikeRacer33   126
11   Gotland   126
13   Russell23   123
14   Shalgo   122
15   Kazistuta   121
15   Laarsland   121
17   Mellow_Velo   120
18   Leadbelly   116
18   Rote_Laterne   116
20   Armchair_Cyclist   114
20   Minessa   114
22   Googolplex   112
23   Axl   111
23   Nathanptz   111
25   Hakkie2   110
26   Del1962   109
27   AmisVelo   108
27   LosBrolin   108
29   Salvarani   107
30   Scrool07   103
31   Carlo_Algatrensig   102
31   Chiron   102
33   BluesInTheBottle   101
33   Bminchow   101
33   SafeBet   101
36   Search   98
37   Tigerion   95
37   Vladimir   95
39   Caruut   89
40   PremierAndrew   80
41   Koronin   71
42   Yellow_Knight   55
43   BicycleBoy   54
44   Trudgin   40

Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 05, 2018, 00:43
Expensive picks

It is the biggest buys, and the proportion of the budget entrusted to him/them, that determine the main hopes of any team in these games.  Here are the riders selected who cost 700 points or more:


Dumoulin and Pinot: Bicycle Boy      
                     
Aru   and Lopez: Blues in the Bottle, Search, Shalgo   
                  
Pinot
   and Lopez: BikeRacer33, Fauniera, GPBlanco, Handbrake, Laarsland, Leadbelly, LightBing, Minessa, Semir S, Squire
   and Yates: Los Brolin, Mellow Velo                        
   and S Bennett:Tigerion                           
   on his own: Axl, Comodoro, Del1962, Gotland, Nathanptz, Russell23, SafeBet, Salvarani, The Pirate81, Trudgin

Lopez and Pozzovivo: Googolplex                           
   and Yates: Rote Laterne, Scrool07                        
   on his own: Armchair Cyclist, Caruut, Drebola, Hakkie, Kazistuta, Koronin, Premier Andrew, Ruvu75, Vladimir

Poels with Yates and S Bennett: Yellow Knight                           
   and Yates: Bminchow                           
                                 
While half the teams made room for 2 of these expensive riders, and Yellow Knight even managed to squeeze in 3, three teams invested rather more cautiously: Amis Velo and Carlo Altrensig both have George Bennett as their most expensive riders, and Chiron picked no-one dearer than Mareczko.

Odd that nobody selected Aru without also including Lopez.            
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 05, 2018, 00:48
Stage 1

Purple points (Because I still refuse to call that colour 'cyclamen')
These are guaranteed points, that you get even if the rider doesn't finish the race.  They are stage points for the first 10 finishers, and the daily bonus for the race leader.

DUMOULIN Tom   88   1   teams
DENNIS Rohan   40   9   teams
CAMPENAERTS Victor   25   0   teams
GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel   15   0   teams
DOWSETT Alex   10   1   teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello   7   1   teams
YATES Simon   5   6   teams
SCHACHMANN Maximilian   3   1   teams
MARTIN Tony   2   0   teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico   1   1   teams

1   BicycleBoy   88
2   Bminchow   45
3=   AmisVelo, Armchair_Cyclist, Del1962, Drebola, PremierAndrew, Ruvu75, SafeBet, ThePirate81   40
11   Shalgo   10
12   Trudgin   7
13   LosBrolin, Mellow_Velo, Rote_Laterne, Scrool07, Yellow_Knight   5
18   Salvarani   3
19   Googolplex   1
20=   Everyone else   0

Pink Points
This is based on the principle of allocating points as though the race is over.  It is pretty meaningless until we get to the first serious climb, and even after that can have some fairly dramatic changes, but it is what the main event is about.  Scores can be negative, primarily if a rider drops significantly in GC.  It includes the Purple points, but also the GC position points, and points for standings in the points and KoM standings (but no Kom points yet).

Bicycle Boy is the only one to have gone for Dumoulin, and that sort of courage deserves at least an appearance at the top of the table.  It might even get a placing that sticks.

1   BicycleBoy   861
2   Bminchow   810
3   ThePirate81   715
4   Del1962   687
5   AmisVelo   666
6   SafeBet   658
7   Ruvu75   637
8   Drebola   606
9   Armchair_Cyclist   580
10   PremierAndrew   560
11   Trudgin   508
12   Shalgo   409
13   LosBrolin   393
14   Mellow_Velo   391
15   Rote_Laterne   382
16   Yellow_Knight   373
17   Scrool07   371
18   Salvarani   362
19   Nathanptz   305
20   BikeRacer33   291
21   Googolplex   288
21   Vladimir   288
23   Fauniera   285
24   Axl   280
24   Russell23   280
26   SemirS   266
26   Squire   266
28   Laarsland   255
29   Gotland   243
30   LightBing   239
31   GPBlanco   238
32   Comodoro   237
33   Minessa   217
34   BluesInTheBottle   207
34   Leadbelly   207
36   Handbrake   200
36   Tigerion   200
38   Carlo_Algatrensig   182
39   Hakkie2   176
40   Chiron   174
41   Search   164
42   Caruut   144
43   Kazistuta   141
44   Koronin   130
   Collective_Wisdom   224
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 05, 2018, 16:48
Stage 2 to Tel Aviv

Purple points
For those new to following these games, the purple points every day will be the top ten, plus the pink jersey wearer.  This year, on the sprint stages we will probably see few teams laying claim to the big points, as Viviani's price meant he was unchosen, and his presumed supremacy meant other moderately expensive sprinters are rare selections.

VIVIANI Elia   70   0   teams
MARECZKO Jakub   40   2   teams (Chiron, Trudgin)
BENNETT Sam   25   2   teams (Tigerion, Yellow Knight)
DENNIS Rohan   18   9   teams
BONIFAZIO Niccolo   15   5   teams
MODOLO Sacha   10   3   teams
VENTURINI Clément   7   0   teams
GIBBONS Ryan   5   7   teams
BELLETTI Manuel   3   0   teams
PLANCKAERT Baptiste   2   0   teams
DRUCKER Jempy   1   0   teams


1   Chiron   50
2   Tigerion   45
3   Trudgin   40
4   Yellow_Knight   30
5   SafeBet   23
6=   Nathanptz, Search   20
8=   AmisVelo, Armchair_Cyclist, Bminchow, Del1962, Drebola, PremierAndrew, Ruvu75, ThePirate81   18
16=   Scrool07, Vladimir   15
18=   Carlo_Algatrensig, Kazistuta   10
20=   Laarsland, LosBrolin   5
22=   Everyone else   0

Although I wouldn't think of it as the main game, there can be some bragging rights in topping the Purple points table, and some teams in the past have looked as though they were put together with that goal in mind.  Maybe that ambition is behind the multisprinter teams of Chiron (Marecsko, Modolo and Van Poppel), Tigerion (Bennett, Bonifazio, Gibbons and Sbaragli) and some others.

Standings 
For the moment, top two finishers in the prologue, with the pink jersey bonuses, still define the top 10.
1   BicycleBoy   88
2   Bminchow   63
2   SafeBet   63
4   AmisVelo   58
4   Armchair_Cyclist   58
4   Del1962   58
4   Drebola   58
4   PremierAndrew   58
4   Ruvu75   58
4   ThePirate81   58
11   Chiron   50
12   Trudgin   47
13   Tigerion   45
14   Yellow_Knight   35
15   Nathanptz   20
15   Scrool07   20
15   Search   20
18   Vladimir   15
19   Carlo_Algatrensig   10
19   Kazistuta   10
19   LosBrolin   10
19   Shalgo   10
23   Laarsland   5
23   Mellow_Velo   5
23   Rote_Laterne   5
26   Salvarani   3
27   Googolplex   1



Post Merge: May 05, 2018, 18:27
Pink points

Dumoulin, and the Bicycle Boy team, demonstrate how negative points are a thing in this way of keeping score.  At the end of the race, CQ will give 500 points to the GC winner and 375 to whoever is second.  So in falling from 1st to second, he loses 125 projected points.  He also loses a bunch in the points classification.  Note also that the KoM classification makes an impact, with Barbin getting a 70 point increase despite being 67th on the stage.

(most days I will post the major changes only among those who have been selected)
VIVIANI Elia   140   0   team
DENNIS Rohan   128   9   teams
MARECZKO Jakub   80   2   teams
BARBIN Enrico   70   0   team
BENNETT Sam   40   2   teams
BOIVIN Guillaume   40   0   team
BALLERINI Davide   35   1   team
BONIFAZIO Niccolo   22   5   teams
ROELANDTS Jürgen   14   0   team
MODOLO Sacha   13   3   teams
PUCCIO Salvatore   11   0   team
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   10   36   teams
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis   10   2   teams
---
DOWSETT Alex   -10   1   team
HAGA Chad   -13   0   team
GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel   -15   0   team
KIRYIENKA Vasil   -17   0   team
CAMPENAERTS Victor   -23   0   team
LUTSENKO Alexey   -25   0   team
SEPULVEDA Eduardo   -35   3   teams
POELS Wout   -39   1   team
SCULLY Tom   -63   0   team
DUMOULIN Tom   -190   1   team

1   ThePirate81   156
2   Bminchow   152
3   Del1962   151
3   Drebola   151
5   Ruvu75   148
6   Armchair_Cyclist   146
7   SafeBet   139
8   PremierAndrew   128
9   AmisVelo   124
10   Chiron   122
11   Trudgin   108
12   Tigerion   77
13   Search   51
14   Vladimir   46
15   Carlo_Algatrensig   41
16   Fauniera   37
16   Nathanptz   37
18   Russell23   34
19   Kazistuta   32
20   Scrool07   27
21   LightBing   25
22   GPBlanco   24
23   Googolplex   22
24   Gotland   21
24   Hakkie2   21
26   SemirS   20
26   Squire   20
28   LosBrolin   17
29   Laarsland   15
29   Rote_Laterne   15
31   Comodoro   14
31   Salvarani   14
31   Shalgo   14
34   BikeRacer33   13
35   Mellow_Velo   12
35   Minessa   12
37   Caruut   10
37   Handbrake   10
37   Leadbelly   10
40   Koronin   9
41   Yellow_Knight   7
42   BluesInTheBottle   -13
43   Axl   -14
44   BicycleBoy   -184
   Collective_Wisdom   17

Standings

The top ten at this early (and probably irrelevant) stage consists of the 9 Dennis teams, followed by Bicycle Boy (Dumoulin).  Yates is the main reason that Bminchow leads the Dennis teams, while the Pinot-Formolo combination raises Pirate and Del to the virtual podium, Kangert throwing the balance in The Pirate's favour.

Chiron manages a 15 place jump in position.

1   Bminchow   962
2   ThePirate81   871
3   Del1962   838
4   SafeBet   797
5   AmisVelo   790
6   Ruvu75   785
7   Drebola   757
8   Armchair_Cyclist   726
9   PremierAndrew   688
10   BicycleBoy   677
11   Trudgin   616
12   Shalgo   423
13   LosBrolin   410
14   Mellow_Velo   403
15   Scrool07   398
16   Rote_Laterne   397
17   Yellow_Knight   380
18   Salvarani   376
19   Nathanptz   342
20   Vladimir   334
21   Fauniera   322
22   Russell23   314
23   Googolplex   310
24   BikeRacer33   304
25   Chiron   296
26   SemirS   286
26   Squire   286
28   Tigerion   277
29   Laarsland   270
30   Axl   266
31   Gotland   264
31   LightBing   264
33   GPBlanco   262
34   Comodoro   251
35   Minessa   229
36   Carlo_Algatrensig   223
37   Leadbelly   217
38   Search   215
39   Handbrake   210
40   Hakkie2   197
41   BluesInTheBottle   194
42   Kazistuta   173
43   Caruut   154
44   Koronin   139
   Collective_Wisdom   241

I probably won't think of posting the link to the spreadsheet every day, but here it is (https://www.dropbox.com/s/x77dui4xc2owy3c/Giro%202018%20CQ%20game.xlsx?dl=0), and that is where you will find it any time you might want to look it up.
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Trudgin on May 05, 2018, 19:39
Team popularity rankings

36 points if you have Chaves, 1 point if you have a unique pick.  Sometimes there is a high correlation between this and the final results, sometimes there isn't.  Some take pride in being high on these tables, others delight in having an idiosyncratic team that will be low.

1   Ruvu75   155
2   Fauniera   150
3   ThePirate81   136
4   Drebola   135
4   Squire   135
6   Handbrake   134
7   LightBing   133
8   SemirS   132
9   Comodoro   130
9   GPBlanco   130
11   BikeRacer33   126
11   Gotland   126
13   Russell23   123
14   Shalgo   122
15   Kazistuta   121
15   Laarsland   121
17   Mellow_Velo   120
18   Leadbelly   116
18   Rote_Laterne   116
20   Armchair_Cyclist   114
20   Minessa   114
22   Googolplex   112
23   Axl   111
23   Nathanptz   111
25   Hakkie2   110
26   Del1962   109
27   AmisVelo   108
27   LosBrolin   108
29   Salvarani   107
30   Scrool07   103
31   Carlo_Algatrensig   102
31   Chiron   102
33   BluesInTheBottle   101
33   Bminchow   101
33   SafeBet   101
36   Search   98
37   Tigerion   95
37   Vladimir   95
39   Caruut   89
40   PremierAndrew   80
41   Koronin   71
42   Yellow_Knight   55
43   BicycleBoy   54
44   Trudgin   40



YES, i'm an idiosyncratic type of person
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 06, 2018, 20:11
Stage 3 across the Desert to Eilat

Purple points
Fairly similar to yesterday, but with the popular pick Danny Van Poppel getting in a few points for his teams, and Modolo swapping roles with Mareczko.
VIVIANI Elia   70   0   team
MODOLO Sacha   40   3   teams
BENNETT Sam   25   2   teams
DENNIS Rohan   18   9   teams
MARECZKO Jakub   15   2   teams
VAN POPPEL Danny   10   14   teams
DEBUSSCHERE Jens   7   0   team
BELLETTI Manuel   5   0   team
PLANCKAERT Baptiste   3   0   team
PEDERSEN Mads   2   0   team
GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel   1   0   team

1   Chiron   65 (Modolo, Mareczko and Van Poppel)
2   Kazistuta   50 (Modolo and Van Poppel)
3   Carlo_Algatrensig   40
4=   AmisVelo, Drebola, Ruvu75, SafeBet   28 (Dennis and DvP)
8   Tigerion, Yellow_Knight   25 (Bennett)
10=   Dennis without DvP   18
15   Trudgin   15
16=   DvP without Dennis   10
24=   Everyone else   0

Standings

Chiron overtakes all the Dennis teams, and the only team to have a stage winner, in one go.

1   Chiron   115
2   SafeBet   91
3   BicycleBoy   88
4   AmisVelo   86
4   Drebola   86
4   Ruvu75   86
7   Bminchow   81
8   Armchair_Cyclist   76
8   Del1962   76
8   PremierAndrew   76
8   ThePirate81   76


Pink points

Very little GC action, with the main advantages being gained from Campanaerts' poor placement.
MODOLO Sacha   77   3   teams
BENNETT Sam   25   2   teams
SCHACHMANN Maximilian   25   1   team
YATES Simon   25   6   teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello   25   1   team
DOWSETT Alex   25   1   team
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto   15   3   teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico   15   1   team
VAN POPPEL Danny   10   14   teams
O'CONNOR Ben   10   9   teams
BENNETT George   10   7   teams
---
BALLERINI Davide   -17   1   team
VERVAEKE Louis   -17   5   teams

On the day
On days of little GC action, the daily winners will be similar both here and in the purple points classification.

1   Chiron   116
2   Kazistuta   111
3   Carlo_Algatrensig   109
4   Shalgo   62
4   Yellow_Knight   62
6   Googolplex   53
6   Salvarani   53
8   Rote_Laterne   47
9   LosBrolin   46
10   Mellow_Velo   43
11   AmisVelo   38
11   Drebola   38
13   Hakkie2   36
14   Russell23   34
15   Scrool07   33
15   Vladimir   33
17   Nathanptz   32
18   Ruvu75   30
18   Tigerion   30
20   Bminchow   28
21   LightBing   26
22   BluesInTheBottle   25
22   Laarsland   25
24   Caruut   24
24   Handbrake   24
24   Search   24
27   Trudgin   23
28   Leadbelly   22
28   Minessa   22
30   Axl   20
30   Gotland   20
30   SemirS   20
30   Squire   20
34   BikeRacer33   18
34   Del1962   18
36   SafeBet   17
37   Koronin   14
38   Fauniera   11
38   GPBlanco   11
40   Comodoro   10
41   PremierAndrew   6
42   BicycleBoy   -1
43   Armchair_Cyclist   -3
43   ThePirate81   -3
   Collective_Wisdom   25


Standings
Minor GC changes bring Amis Velo and Ruvu above SafeBet as the only top ten changes, and Carlo Algatrensig rises 11 places in the day's most dramatic leap, but the unique combination of Dennis and Yates (currently 1st and 6th on GC) gives Bminchow the lead through our first rest day.

1   Bminchow   990
2   ThePirate81   868
3   Del1962   856
4   AmisVelo   828
5   Ruvu75   815
6   SafeBet   814
7   Drebola   795
8   Armchair_Cyclist   723
9   PremierAndrew   694
10   BicycleBoy   676
11   Trudgin   639
12   Shalgo   485
13   LosBrolin   456
14   Mellow_Velo   446
15   Rote_Laterne   444
16   Yellow_Knight   442
17   Scrool07   431
18   Salvarani   429
19   Chiron   412
20   Nathanptz   374
21   Vladimir   367
22   Googolplex   363
23   Russell23   348
24   Fauniera   333
25   Carlo_Algatrensig   332
26   BikeRacer33   322
27   Tigerion   307
28   SemirS   306
28   Squire   306
30   Laarsland   295
31   LightBing   290
32   Axl   286
33   Gotland   284
33   Kazistuta   284
35   GPBlanco   273
36   Comodoro   261
37   Minessa   251
38   Leadbelly   239
38   Search   239
40   Handbrake   234
41   Hakkie2   233
42   BluesInTheBottle   219
43   Caruut   178
44   Koronin   153
   Collective_Wisdom   266
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 08, 2018, 19:00
Stage 4 Back in Italy (apologies to any MIS supporters), and up the Mur of Caltagirone

Purple points

When Kirby was identifying Battaglin as Bennett, some teams will have thought that they were packing the top 5.  A few of our popular mid-budget, low-mid top ten GC type picks get a mention and some points

WELLENS Tim   70   0 team
WOODS Michael   40   17 teams
BATTAGLIN Enrico   25   0 team
DENNIS Rohan   18   9 teams
YATES Simon   15   6 teams
FORMOLO Davide   10   20 teams
KREUZIGER Roman   7   0 team
KONRAD Patrick   5   0 teams
SANCHEZ GIL Luis Leon   3   0 team
POZZOVIVO Domenico   2   1 team
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   1   36 teams

1   Bminchow   84 (Woods, Dennis, Yates, Formolo, Chaves)
2   AmisVelo, Ruvu75, ThePirate81   69  (Woods, Dennis, Formolo, Chaves)
5   Armchair_Cyclist, Drebola   59  (Woods, Dennis, Chaves)
7   PremierAndrew, SafeBet   58  (Woods, Dennis)
9   Mellow_Velo   56
10   Yellow_Knight   55
11   Carlo_Algatrensig, Chiron, Comodoro, Gotland   51
15   Kazistuta, Nathanptz   41
17   Koronin   40
18   Del1962   29
19   Rote_Laterne   26
20   Scrool07   25
21   LosBrolin   16
22   8 teams with Formolo and Chaves   11
30   Laarsland   10
31   Googolplex   3
32   11 teams with Chaves only   1
43   BicycleBoy, Trudgin   0
   Collective_Wisdom   43

Most teams scored today, everyone is finally off the mark

1   Chiron   166
2   Bminchow   165
3   AmisVelo   155
3   Ruvu75   155
5   SafeBet   149
6   Drebola   145
6   ThePirate81   145
8   Armchair_Cyclist   135
9   PremierAndrew   134
10   Yellow_Knight   115

Pink points

It is not so much that riders have moved up; more that non-GC men with a decent TT ranking have dropped down.  Note that Guardini's DNF (or was it a DNS? I heard some mention of a second withdrawal on the restday, but never heard who) results in a 15 point loss: it had been assumed that he would be a finisher outside the top 50, but even that would have been worth 15 CQ points.

YATES Simon   115   6
WOODS Michael   100   17
PINOT Thibaut   81   24
FORMOLO Davide   64   20
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   53   36
POZZOVIVO Domenico   42   1
KANGERT Tanel   36   19
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio   31   5
MEINTJES Louis   27   5
SCHACHMANN Maximilian   25   1
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   23   25
BENNETT George   22   7
ARU Fabio   20   3
DENNIS Rohan   16   9
MOSCA Jacopo   15   1
---
GUARDINI Andrea   -15   15
DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David   -17   1
FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben   -27   6
DOWSETT Alex   -233   1


Lots of points being won today, unless you have Dowsett as a unique pick

1   Bminchow   370
2   ThePirate81   350
3   Mellow_Velo   346
4   Rote_Laterne   322
5   Gotland   295
6   Comodoro   292
7   Carlo_Algatrensig   291
8   Ruvu75   277
9   Russell23   268
10   Nathanptz   261
11   Yellow_Knight   260
12   AmisVelo   259
13   Scrool07   258
14   SemirS   257
14   Squire   257
16   LosBrolin   253
17   Drebola   240
18   SafeBet   235
19   Armchair_Cyclist   224
20   Fauniera   215
21   Chiron   212
22   Laarsland   206
23   Axl   205
24   GPBlanco   193
25   Del1962   192
26   BikeRacer33   188
27   Googolplex   175
28   Hakkie2   171
28   LightBing   171
30   PremierAndrew   166
31   Kazistuta   165
32   Tigerion   163
33   BluesInTheBottle   160
34   Salvarani   156
35   Caruut   147
36   Leadbelly   146
37   Vladimir   143
38   Handbrake   142
39   Koronin   128
39   Search   128
41   BicycleBoy   117
42   Minessa   115
43   Trudgin   84
44   Shalgo   -116
   Collective_Wisdom   288

Bminchow was already top of the standings, then he topped today's tables. Can it last?

1   Bminchow   1360
2   ThePirate81   1218
3   Ruvu75   1092
4   AmisVelo   1087
5   SafeBet   1049
6   Del1962   1048
7   Drebola   1035
8   Armchair_Cyclist   947
9   PremierAndrew   860
10   BicycleBoy   793
11   Mellow_Velo   792
12   Rote_Laterne   766
13   Trudgin   723
14   LosBrolin   709
15   Yellow_Knight   702
16   Scrool07   689
17   Nathanptz   635
18   Chiron   624
19   Carlo_Algatrensig   623
20   Russell23   616
21   Salvarani   585
22   Gotland   579
23   SemirS   563
23   Squire   563
25   Comodoro   553
26   Fauniera   548
27   Googolplex   538
28   BikeRacer33   510
28   Vladimir   510
30   Laarsland   501
31   Axl   491
32   Tigerion   470
33   GPBlanco   466
34   LightBing   461
35   Kazistuta   449
36   Hakkie2   404
37   Leadbelly   385
38   BluesInTheBottle   379
39   Handbrake   376
40   Shalgo   369
41   Search   367
42   Minessa   366
43   Caruut   325
44   Koronin   281
   Collective_Wisdom   554
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 09, 2018, 18:34
Stage 5 to Santa Ninfa: similar type of riders to yesterday, but not as many points.

Purple points

BATTAGLIN Enrico   70   0 team
VISCONTI Giovanni   40   1 team
GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel   25   0 team
DENNIS Rohan   18   9 teams
SCHACHMANN Maximilian   15   1 team
YATES Simon   10   6 teams
WELLENS Tim   7   0 team
GAVAZZI Francesco   5   1 team
LAMMERTINK Maurits   3   0 team
POZZOVIVO Domenico   2   1 team
KONRAD Patrick   1   0 team


1   Koronin   40 (Visconti)
2   Bminchow   28 (Dennis and Yates)
3   Rest of the Dennis teams   18
11   Salvarani   15 (Schachmann)
12   Rest of the Yates teams   10
17   Caruut   5
18   Googolplex   2

1   Bminchow   193
2   AmisVelo   173
2   Ruvu75   173
4   SafeBet   167
5   Chiron   166
6   Drebola   163
6   ThePirate81   163
8   Armchair_Cyclist   153
9   PremierAndrew   152
10   Yellow_Knight   125

Pink points

The main shake out of those who are by no means climbers happened yesterday, so only a slight continuation of that process today.  Time lost was more relevant than projected points for Lopez, on whom more than half the teams have risked more than 30% of their budget; Pinot, almost as popular, lost almost as many points, but that was simply dropping one place due to Goncalves getting 4 bonus seconds.

VISCONTI Giovanni   42   1   team
MULLEN Ryan   25   1   team
DENNIS Rohan   16   9   teams
SCHACHMANN Maximilian   15   1   team
GAVAZZI Francesco   14   1   team
YATES Simon   10   6   teams
---
BALLERINI Davide   -10   1   team
MONTAGUTI Matteo   -11   1   team
MOSCA Jacopo   -12   1   team
PINOT Thibaut   -15   24   teams
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto   -15   3   teams
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   -17   25   teams
DOWSETT Alex   -17   1   team

Not very large scores today, but that is just as well given that most of them are negative scores.
1   Yellow_Knight   39 (Mullen and Yates)
2   Bminchow   29 (Dennis and Yates)
2   Koronin   29 (Visconti, but Lopez)
4   AmisVelo   21
5   SafeBet   4
6   Armchair_Cyclist   3
7   Del1962   2
7   LosBrolin   2
7   PremierAndrew   2
7   Salvarani   2
11   Chiron   1
12   Drebola   0
12   ThePirate81   0
14   Carlo_Algatrensig   -2
14   Ruvu75   -2
16   Mellow_Velo   -4
16   Scrool07   -4
18   Rote_Laterne   -5
19   Caruut   -8
20   Russell23   -9
21   BicycleBoy   -10
21   Gotland   -10
23   Axl   -11
24   Search   -12
25   Tigerion   -14
26   BluesInTheBottle   -15
27   Kazistuta   -16
28   Googolplex   -22
28   Hakkie2   -22
30   Comodoro   -25
31   Nathanptz   -26
32   Laarsland   -28
33   Vladimir   -30
34   LightBing   -31
35   BikeRacer33   -32
35   Fauniera   -32
35   GPBlanco   -32
35   Handbrake   -32
35   Minessa   -32
35   SemirS   -32
35   Shalgo   -32
35   Squire   -32
43   Leadbelly   -43
44   Trudgin   -49
   Collective_Wisdom   -28

Bminchow extends his lead still further, as Amis Velo sneaks onto the podium, and Mellow Velo into the top ten.  A couple of 3 place rises, for Axl and Search, is as dramatic as it got.

1   Bminchow   1389
2   ThePirate81   1218
3   AmisVelo   1108
4   Ruvu75   1090
5   SafeBet   1053
6   Del1962   1050
7   Drebola   1035
8   Armchair_Cyclist   950
9   PremierAndrew   862
10   Mellow_Velo   788
11   BicycleBoy   783
12   Rote_Laterne   761
13   Yellow_Knight   741
14   LosBrolin   711
15   Scrool07   685
16   Trudgin   674
17   Chiron   625
18   Carlo_Algatrensig   621
19   Nathanptz   609
20   Russell23   607
21   Salvarani   587
22   Gotland   569
23   SemirS   531
23   Squire   531
25   Comodoro   528
26   Fauniera   516
26   Googolplex   516
28   Axl   480
28   Vladimir   480
30   BikeRacer33   478
31   Laarsland   473
32   Tigerion   456
33   GPBlanco   434
34   Kazistuta   433
35   LightBing   430
36   Hakkie2   382
37   BluesInTheBottle   364
38   Search   355
39   Handbrake   344
40   Leadbelly   342
41   Shalgo   337
42   Minessa   334
43   Caruut   317
44   Koronin   310
   Collective_Wisdom   526

The first MTF usually renders the previous standings almost irrelevant: tomorrow the table could look very different.
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 10, 2018, 18:08
Stage 6 to Mt Etna

Purple points

The GC guys finally get to show themselves, and and these are some of the names that we all had to consider when making our selections.

CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   70pts   36 teams
YATES Simon   58   6 teams
PINOT Thibaut   25   24 teams
BENNETT George   15   7 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico   10   1 team
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   7   25 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio   5   5 teams
DUMOULIN Tom   3   1 team
ARU Fabio   2   3 teams
FROOME Chris   1   0 team
 

Loads of points, and I'm not sure that anyone has had the top 4 on a stage, and the leader jersey points, in a GT CQ game
1   LosBrolin   168 (Chaves, Yates, Pinot and Bennett)
2   Mellow_Velo   153 (Chaves, Yates and Pinot)
3   Bminchow   143 (Chaves, Yates and Bennett)
4   Rote_Laterne   140 (Chaves, Yates, Lopez and Carapaz)
5=   Axl, Russell23   110
7-   BikeRacer33, Fauniera, GPBlanco, Handbrake, Leadbelly, LightBing, Minessa, SemirS, Squire   102
16   Nathanptz   100
17   Comodoro, Del1962, Gotland, Salvarani, ThePirate81, Tigerion   95
23   Hakkie2   92
24   Carlo_Algatrensig   90
25   Googolplex   87
26   AmisVelo   85
27   Kazistuta   82
28   BluesInTheBottle, Search, Shalgo   79
31   Armchair_Cyclist, Caruut, Drebola, Ruvu75, Vladimir   77
36   Chiron, Scrool07   70
38   Yellow_Knight   58
39   Laarsland   32
40   BicycleBoy   28
41   SafeBet, Trudgin   25
43   Koronin, PremierAndrew   7
   Collective_Wisdom   86

Top ten guaranteed points standings:
1   Bminchow   336
2   AmisVelo   258
2   ThePirate81   258
4   Ruvu75   250
5   Drebola   240
6   Chiron   236
7   Armchair_Cyclist   230
8   Mellow_Velo   224
9   Del1962   218
10   LosBrolin   204


Pink points

Huge points swings today. 
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   359pts   36 teams
YATES Simon   284   6 teams
PINOT Thibaut   140   24 teams
BENNETT George   109   7 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico   88   1 team
ARU Fabio   79   3 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio   67   5 teams
O'CONNOR Ben   52   9 teams
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   40   25 teams
---
PREIDLER Georg   -34   1 team
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello   -50   1 team
FORMOLO Davide   -70   20 teams
SCHACHMANN Maximilian   -145   1 team
DENNIS Rohan   -285   9 teams

There will probably not be such a day of swings again: from now on it will be individuals' ups and downs that will create most of the changes, alongside the daily points.  There won't be many people moving up 10 or more places in a day from now on, but there may well be drops that big or much bigger.

Gains and losses on the day
1   LosBrolin   899
2   Mellow_Velo   857
3   Rote_Laterne   677
4   Russell23   594
5   Nathanptz   585
6   Axl   551
7   Handbrake   549
8   LightBing   544
9   Leadbelly   542
10   Carlo_Algatrensig   539
10   Minessa   539
12   GPBlanco   529
13   Googolplex   523
14   Gotland   514
15   Tigerion   502
16   BikeRacer33   489
17   Kazistuta   488
18   SemirS   463
19   Shalgo   462
20   Search   459
20   Squire   459
22   Comodoro   458
23   Fauniera   453
24   Caruut   450
25   Hakkie2   438
26   Bminchow   419
27   BluesInTheBottle   418
28   Salvarani   406
29   Chiron   363
30   Vladimir   354
31   Scrool07   320
32   Yellow_Knight   277
33   Drebola   178
34   Del1962   172
35   AmisVelo   159
36   Armchair_Cyclist   157
37   ThePirate81   156
38   BicycleBoy   127
39   Laarsland   106
40   Trudgin   89
41   Koronin   86
42   Ruvu75   50
43   SafeBet   -126
44   PremierAndrew   -211
   Collective_Wisdom   400

And so the standings get a thorough shake-up, but not so thorough that the leader is dethroned.  Although it was a bad day for those with Dennis on the daily losses table, he remains (for now) the 4th highest projected scorer, and a very good return on investment.
Just behind Bminchow, whose lead is almost undented, Mellow Velo, Los Brolin and Rote Laterne all share the Michelton Scott duo with him, rise from 10th, 14th and 12th respectively, and are followed by most of what was this morning's top ten. Los Brolin was one of 4 teams to rise 11 places on the day, but they are all eclipsed by Axl, with a 12 position surge.
1   Bminchow   1808
2   Mellow_Velo   1645
3   LosBrolin   1610
4   Rote_Laterne   1438
5   ThePirate81   1374
6   AmisVelo   1267
7   Del1962   1222
8   Drebola   1213
9   Russell23   1201
10   Nathanptz   1194
11   Carlo_Algatrensig   1160
12   Ruvu75   1140
13   Armchair_Cyclist   1107
14   Gotland   1083
15   Googolplex   1039
16   Axl   1031
17   Yellow_Knight   1018
18   Scrool07   1005
19   SemirS   994
20   Salvarani   993
21   Squire   990
22   Chiron   988
23   Comodoro   986
24   LightBing   974
25   Fauniera   969
26   BikeRacer33   967
27   GPBlanco   963
28   Tigerion   958
29   SafeBet   927
30   Kazistuta   921
31   BicycleBoy   910
32   Handbrake   893
33   Leadbelly   884
34   Minessa   873
35   Vladimir   834
36   Hakkie2   820
37   Search   814
38   Shalgo   799
39   BluesInTheBottle   782
40   Caruut   767
41   Trudgin   763
42   PremierAndrew   651
43   Laarsland   579
44   Koronin   396
   Collective_Wisdom   926
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 11, 2018, 19:19
Stage 7 back on the mainland, a sprint to Praia a Mare

Purple points

Its a sprint, so some of the fringe sprinters who were not too expensive get marginal points.  But this time the nt too expensive second best sprinter in the race takes top spot, to the joy of 2 teams.

BENNETT Sam   70   2 teams
VIVIANI Elia   40   0 team
BONIFAZIO Niccolo   25   5 teams
YATES Simon   18   6 teams
MODOLO Sacha   15   3 teams
VAN POPPEL Danny   10   14 teams
MARECZKO Jakub   7   2 team
VENTURINI Clément   5   0 team
PEDERSEN Mads   3   0 team
ROELANDTS Jürgen   2   0 team
DEBUSSCHERE Jens   1   0 team

1   Tigerion   95 (Bennett and Bonifazio)
2   Yellow_Knight   88 (Bennett and Yates)
3   Scrool07   43 (Bonifazio and Yates)
4   Nathanptz   35 (Bonifazio and Van Poppel)
5   Chiron   32 (Modolo, Van Poppel and Mareczko)
6=   3 Bonifazio teams   25
9=   4 Yates teams   18
13   Carlo_Algatrensig   15
14=   11 Van Poppel teams   10
25   Trudgin   7

1   Bminchow   354
2   Yellow_Knight   271
3   AmisVelo   268
3   Chiron   268
5   Tigerion   261
6   Ruvu75   260
7   ThePirate81   258
8   Drebola   250
9   Mellow_Velo   242
10   Armchair_Cyclist   230


Pink points

Other than the purple points and a bit of a shuffle in the points jersey, the most significant issue was Betancur's lack of concentration in staying close behind his team mates, losing 4 places in the process.

BENNETT Sam   95   2 teams
BONIFAZIO Niccolo   28   5 teams
YATES Simon   17   6 teams
VAN POPPEL Danny   10   14 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio   8 5 teams
O'CONNOR Ben   8   9 teams
WOODS Michael   8   17 teams
BALLERINI Davide   7   1 team
---
ZARDINI Edoardo   -15   1 team
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto   -30   3 teams

Fairly insignificant changes today, especially for the unBennetted
1   Tigerion   123
2   Yellow_Knight   120
3   Scrool07   53
4   Mellow_Velo   33
5   Search   28
6   Carlo_Algatrensig   26
6   Kazistuta   26
8   Nathanptz   24
8   Rote_Laterne   24
10   Chiron   23
11   Bminchow   22
12   Drebola   21
13   Googolplex   20
14   Salvarani   18
15   Gotland   17
16   AmisVelo   15
16   LosBrolin   15
16   Ruvu75   15
19   SafeBet   14
20   Laarsland   10
20   Shalgo   10
22   Comodoro   9
23   GPBlanco   8
23   Handbrake   8
23   Koronin   8
26   Caruut   7
27   Russell23   6
28   Armchair_Cyclist   5
29   PremierAndrew   3
29   ThePirate81   3
31   Leadbelly   2
32   BicycleBoy   0
32   BikeRacer33   0
32   Fauniera   0
32   Minessa   0
36   Axl   -1
37   BluesInTheBottle   -2
37   LightBing   -2
37   SemirS   -2
37   Squire   -2
41   Hakkie2   -3
41   Vladimir   -3
43   Del1962   -4
44   Trudgin   -25
   Collective_Wisdom   15

Standings
12 place rise for Tigerion, and some minor changes low in the top ten, and that's about it for today. 


1   Bminchow   1830
2   Mellow_Velo   1678
3   LosBrolin   1625
4   Rote_Laterne   1462
5   ThePirate81   1377
6   AmisVelo   1282
7   Drebola   1234
8   Del1962   1218
8   Nathanptz   1218
10   Russell23   1207
11   Carlo_Algatrensig   1186
12   Ruvu75   1155
13   Yellow_Knight   1138
14   Armchair_Cyclist   1112
15   Gotland   1100
16   Tigerion   1081
17   Googolplex   1059
18   Scrool07   1058
19   Axl   1030
20   Chiron   1011
20   Salvarani   1011
22   Comodoro   995
23   SemirS   992
24   Squire   988
25   LightBing   972
26   GPBlanco   971
27   Fauniera   969
28   BikeRacer33   967
29   Kazistuta   947
30   SafeBet   941
31   BicycleBoy   910
32   Handbrake   901
33   Leadbelly   886
34   Minessa   873
35   Search   842
36   Vladimir   831
37   Hakkie2   817
38   Shalgo   809
39   BluesInTheBottle   780
40   Caruut   774
41   Trudgin   738
42   PremierAndrew   654
43   Laarsland   589
44   Koronin   404
   Collective_Wisdom   941

Tomorrow and Sunday are the sort of day's on which commentators will say your can't win the Giro, but you could lose it.  Same applies here.

Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 12, 2018, 18:24
Stage 8  Long climb to Montevergine

Purple points


GC guys to the fore, but not the most expensive ones: that is the recipe for plenty of teams to score: all of us, in fact.  Some comeback for all the Formolo teams after his poor day on Thursday

CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio   70   5 teams
FORMOLO Davide   40   20 teams
YATES Simon   28   6 teams
PINOT Thibaut   25   24 teams
BATTAGLIN Enrico   15   0 team
POZZOVIVO Domenico   7   1 team
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   5   36 teams
KONRAD Patrick   3   0 team
WOODS Michael   2   17 teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello   1   1 team

1   Rote_Laterne   143 (Carapaz, Formolo, Yates and Chaves)
2   Scrool07   138  (Carapaz, Formolo and Yates)
3   Carlo_Algatrensig   117 (Carapaz, Formolo, Woods and Chaves)
4   Nathanptz   102  (Carapaz, Pinot, Woods and Chaves)
5   Kazistuta   77
6   Bminchow   75
7=   Comodoro, Gotland, ThePirate81   72
10=   Axl, Del1962, Fauniera, Russell23, SemirS, Squire   70
16   Laarsland   65
17   Mellow_Velo   60
18   LosBrolin   58
19=   AmisVelo, Chiron, Ruvu75   47
22=   BluesInTheBottle, Hakkie2, Vladimir   45
25=   BikeRacer33, GPBlanco, Handbrake, Leadbelly, LightBing, Minessa, Salvarani, Tigerion, Yellow_Knight   30
34   SafeBet   27
35   Trudgin   26
36   BicycleBoy   25
37   Googolplex   12
38=   Armchair_Cyclist, Drebola   7
40=   Caruut, Search, Shalgo   5
43=   Koronin, PremierAndrew   2

Standings

1   Bminchow   429
2   Rote_Laterne   342
3   ThePirate81   330
4   Carlo_Algatrensig   323
5   AmisVelo   315
5   Chiron   315
7   Nathanptz   308
8   Ruvu75   307
9   Scrool07   306
10   Mellow_Velo   302


Pink Points

Time bonuses boost Pinot ahead of Pozzovivo on GC, and moves up in GC for Carapaz and Lopez, and down for O'Connor, means there is some change in projections as well as the daily points.

CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio   130   5 teams
PINOT Thibaut   50   24 teams
FORMOLO Davide   45   20 teams
YATES Simon   28   6 teams
WOODS Michael   10   17 teams
---
ARU Fabio   -15   3 teams
BENNETT George   -18   7 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico   -19   1 team
O'CONNOR Ben   -34   9 teams

1   Rote_Laterne   215
2   Scrool07   212
3   Nathanptz   200
4   Kazistuta   151
5   Carlo_Algatrensig   141
6   Comodoro   114
7   ThePirate81   112
8   Del1962   108
8   Squire   108
10   Fauniera   106
11   Laarsland   105
12   SemirS   98
13   Axl   86
14   Gotland   79
15   Bminchow   70
16   LightBing   67
16   Vladimir   67
18   Ruvu75   66
19   Leadbelly   65
20   SafeBet   64
21   GPBlanco   63
22   Minessa   61
23   Trudgin   60
24   BikeRacer33   59
24   Mellow_Velo   59
26   LosBrolin   57
27   BicycleBoy   56
28   Tigerion   54
29   Handbrake   53
30   Russell23   50
31   AmisVelo   48
32   Yellow_Knight   42
33   Hakkie2   41
34   BluesInTheBottle   33
35   Chiron   26
36   Armchair_Cyclist   25
37   Koronin   24
38   Salvarani   22
39   PremierAndrew   18
40   Shalgo   -4
41   Search   -5
42   Drebola   -11
43   Caruut   -20
44   Googolplex   -39
   Collective_Wisdom   98

Standings

That lead is slightly wider than it was this morning, and although the podium remains the same, Rote Laterne in4th is a lot closer to it than he was.  Nathanptz is the highest placed riser (to 6th from 8th), Scrool gets a leap of 8 places to appear in the top ten, and Kazistuta's movement is one better.

1   Bminchow   1900
2   Mellow_Velo   1737
3   LosBrolin   1682
4   Rote_Laterne   1677
5   ThePirate81   1489
6   Nathanptz   1418
7   AmisVelo   1330
8   Carlo_Algatrensig   1327
9   Del1962   1326
10   Scrool07   1270
11   Russell23   1257
12   Drebola   1223
13   Ruvu75   1221
14   Yellow_Knight   1180
15   Gotland   1179
16   Armchair_Cyclist   1137
17   Tigerion   1135
18   Axl   1116
19   Comodoro   1109
20   Kazistuta   1098
21   Squire   1096
22   SemirS   1090
23   Fauniera   1075
24   LightBing   1039
25   Chiron   1037
26   GPBlanco   1034
27   Salvarani   1033
28   BikeRacer33   1026
29   Googolplex   1020
30   SafeBet   1005
31   BicycleBoy   966
32   Handbrake   954
33   Leadbelly   951
34   Minessa   934
35   Vladimir   898
36   Hakkie2   858
37   Search   837
38   BluesInTheBottle   813
39   Shalgo   805
40   Trudgin   798
41   Caruut   754
42   Laarsland   694
43   PremierAndrew   672
44   Koronin   428
   Collective_Wisdom   1039
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 13, 2018, 16:58
Stage 9 To the Emperor's Field at the Big Rock of Italy.

Purple points

Loads of points today, but there is some consistency emerging between who is getting the big points rather than the crumbs.

YATES Simon   88   6 teams
PINOT Thibaut   40   24 teams
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   25   36 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico   15   1 team
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio   10   5 teams
FORMOLO Davide   7   20 teams
BENNETT George   5   7 teams
DUMOULIN Tom   3   1 team
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   2   25 teams
CICCONE Giulio   1   3 teams

1   LosBrolin   158 (Yates, Pinot, Chaves, Bennett)
2   Mellow_Velo   153 (Yates, Pinot, Chaves)
3   Rote_Laterne   132 (Yates, Chaves, Carapaz, Formolo, Lopez)
4   Bminchow   125 (Yates, Chaves, Formolo, Bennett)
5   Scrool07   107 (Yates, Carapaz, Formolo, Lopez)
6   Yellow_Knight   88
7   Axl   77
7   Russell23   77
9   Nathanptz   75
10   3 teams   74

Standings
1   Bminchow   554
2   Rote_Laterne   474
3   Mellow_Velo   455
4   LosBrolin   438
5   Scrool07   413
6   ThePirate81   402
7   Yellow_Knight   389
8   Nathanptz   383
9   Carlo_Algatrensig   370
10   Del1962   360

Pink points

He couldn't move up in GC standings, but Yates still picks up KoM and Points jersey positions, as well as the stage points.  Riders who could stay close on Etna, but not on this much longer climb, have slipped back on GC, so several riders gain places, and projected points, and others lose.  Dumoulin and his team will not have considered the day unsuccessful, despite what the points on the day say.

YATES Simon   125pts   6 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio   60   5 teams
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   55   36 teams
BENNETT George   53   7 teams
PINOT Thibaut   40   24 teams
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   40 25   teams
WOODS Michael   23   17 teams
REICHENBACH Sébastien   22   4 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico   20   1 team
FORMOLO Davide   19   20 teams
CHEREL Mikael   19   1 team
O'CONNOR Ben   18   9 teams
HERMANS Ben   14   4 teams
HAIG Jack   10   2 teams
DUPONT Hubert   10   2 teams
---
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis   -10   2 teams
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto   -12   3 teams
PREIDLER Georg   -23   1 team
MARECZKO Jakub   -30   2 teams
ARU Fabio   -30   3 teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello   -40   1 team
KANGERT Tanel   -42   19 teams
DENNIS Rohan   -50   9 teams
DUMOULIN Tom   -57   1 team


The top 4 on today's nett scores is the top 4 overall this morning, in reverse order
1   Rote_Laterne   279
2   LosBrolin   277
3   Mellow_Velo   261
4   Bminchow   228
5   Carlo_Algatrensig   224
6   Scrool07   201
7   Axl   199
8   Gotland   188
9   Russell23   179
10   Kazistuta   178
11   Nathanptz   165
12   Hakkie2   163
13   Leadbelly   148
14   Comodoro   147
15   Handbrake   139
16   Minessa   135
17   Salvarani   120
18   Caruut   119
18   Yellow_Knight   119
20   SemirS   116
21   Fauniera   115
22   Squire   112
23   Tigerion   100
24   Del1962   96
24   GPBlanco   96
26   LightBing   93
27   Vladimir   92
28   AmisVelo   90
29   BluesInTheBottle   88
30   Googolplex   87
31   Chiron   85
32   Armchair_Cyclist   77
33   BikeRacer33   70
34   Koronin   60
35   Laarsland   57
36   ThePirate81   48
37   Ruvu75   45
38   Drebola   44
39   Shalgo   23
40   Search   22
41   PremierAndrew   19
42   SafeBet   -28
43   Trudgin   -37
44   BicycleBoy   -58
   Collective_Wisdom   114

Standings

The top 4, those who have both Yates and Chaves, now have a very large margin over the rest: they stay in the same order, but the gaps between them all have narrowed slightly.  Nathanptz, Carlo A, Scrool and Russell all move up in the top ten, mainly as Dennis drops to a more realistic position, and the biggest jump of the day is shared by Axl and Kazistuta.

1   Bminchow   2128
2   Mellow_Velo   1998
3   LosBrolin   1959
4   Rote_Laterne   1956
5   Nathanptz   1583
6   Carlo_Algatrensig   1551
7   ThePirate81   1537
8   Scrool07   1471
9   Russell23   1436
10   Del1962   1422
11   AmisVelo   1420
12   Gotland   1367
13   Axl   1315
14   Yellow_Knight   1299
15   Kazistuta   1276
16   Drebola   1267
17   Ruvu75   1266
18   Comodoro   1256
19   Tigerion   1235
20   Armchair_Cyclist   1214
21   Squire   1208
22   SemirS   1206
23   Fauniera   1190
24   Salvarani   1153
25   LightBing   1132
26   GPBlanco   1130
27   Chiron   1122
28   Googolplex   1107
29   Leadbelly   1099
30   BikeRacer33   1096
31   Handbrake   1093
32   Minessa   1069
33   Hakkie2   1021
34   Vladimir   990
35   SafeBet   977
36   BicycleBoy   908
37   BluesInTheBottle   901
38   Caruut   873
39   Search   859
40   Shalgo   828
41   Trudgin   761
42   Laarsland   751
43   PremierAndrew   691
44   Koronin   488
   Collective_Wisdom   1152

A day off tomorrow.
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 15, 2018, 16:40
Stage 10 To Gualdo Tadino

A late breakaway, a broken favourite, and a peloton sprint with only one sprinter.

Purple points but these are not the story of the day

MOHORIC Matej   70pts   1 team
DENZ Nico   40   0 team
BENNETT Sam   25   2 teams
YATES Simon   18   6 teams
BATTAGLIN Enrico   15   0 team
BALLERINI Davide   10   1 team
WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads   7   0 team
GAVAZZI Francesco   5   1 team
PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson   3   5 teams
BRAMBILLA Gianluca   2   8 teams
GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel   1   0 team


1   Salvarani   70 (Mohoric)
2   Yellow_Knight   43 (Yates and Bennett)
3   Tigerion   25 (Bennett)
4   Scrool07   20 (Yates & Brambilla)
5=   Other Yates teams   18
9   Trudgin   13
10   Caruut   7
11   Pantano teams   3
15   Brambilla teams   2

Standings
1   Bminchow   572
2   Rote_Laterne   492
3   Mellow_Velo   473
4   LosBrolin   456
5   Scrool07   433
6   Yellow_Knight   432
7   ThePirate81   402
8   Nathanptz   383
9   Tigerion   381
10   Carlo_Algatrensig   373

Pink points 
36 teams had a bit of a disaster alongside the game's most popular pick, mitigated to varying degrees by how much our other riders gained by moving one place up the ladder.

MOHORIC Matej   77   1 team
DUMOULIN Tom   60   1 team
PINOT Thibaut   50   24 teams
BENNETT Sam   25   2 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio   25   5 teams
BENNETT George   25   7 teams
DENNIS Rohan   25   9 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico   23   1 team
YATES Simon   21   6 teams
BALLERINI Davide   20   1 team
WOODS Michael   15   17 teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello   15   1 team
---
MEINTJES Louis   -36   5 teams
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   -348   36 teams

1   BicycleBoy   125 (Dumoulin, Pinot)
2   SafeBet   112 (Pinot, Dennis, Woods)
3   Trudgin   109 (Pinot, Ballerini, Bilbao)
4   Yellow_Knight   80
5   Laarsland   73
6   Scrool07   69
7   PremierAndrew   17
8   Koronin   -3
9   Salvarani   -209
10   LosBrolin   -247
11   ThePirate81   -251
12   Del1962   -252
12   Nathanptz   -252
14   Mellow_Velo   -254
15   Axl   -262
15   Bminchow   -262
17   BikeRacer33   -273
17   Gotland   -273
17   LightBing   -273
20   Carlo_Algatrensig   -274
20   Russell23   -274
22   AmisVelo   -276
23   Comodoro   -280
23   SemirS   -280
23   Squire   -280
26   Drebola   -285
26   Handbrake   -285
28   GPBlanco   -286
28   Minessa   -286
30   Fauniera   -288
31   Leadbelly   -290
32   Rote_Laterne   -295
32   Ruvu75   -295
34   Googolplex   -299
35   Hakkie2   -304
36   Tigerion   -309
37   Kazistuta   -310
38   Vladimir   -317
39   BluesInTheBottle   -326
40   Armchair_Cyclist   -329
41   Chiron   -332
41   Search   -332
41   Shalgo   -332
44   Caruut   -353
   Collective_Wisdom   -227

Standings

The top  four, those with the Yates-Chaves combination, remain on top, but the two other Yates teams are now close behind them, and Chaves' contribution is now much reduced, although his stage points and 2nd in the KoM are still there.  Of the other Yatesians, Scrool was already in the top ten (8th this morning), but Yellow Knoght has a jump from 14th into the elite.  Bicycle Boy and Safe Bet far outstrip him, with jumps of 20 and 21 places respectively.

1   Bminchow   1866
2   Mellow_Velo   1744
3   LosBrolin   1712
4   Rote_Laterne   1661
5   Scrool07   1540
6   Yellow_Knight   1379
7   Nathanptz   1331
8   ThePirate81   1286
9   Carlo_Algatrensig   1277
10   Del1962   1170
11   Russell23   1162
12   AmisVelo   1144
13   Gotland   1094
14   SafeBet   1089
15   Axl   1053
16   BicycleBoy   1033
17   Drebola   982
18   Comodoro   976
19   Ruvu75   971
20   Kazistuta   966
21   Salvarani   944
22   Squire   928
23   SemirS   926
23   Tigerion   926
25   Fauniera   902
26   Armchair_Cyclist   885
27   Trudgin   870
28   LightBing   859
29   GPBlanco   844
30   Laarsland   824
31   BikeRacer33   823
32   Leadbelly   809
33   Googolplex   808
33   Handbrake   808
35   Chiron   790
36   Minessa   783
37   Hakkie2   717
38   PremierAndrew   708
39   Vladimir   673
40   BluesInTheBottle   575
41   Search   527
42   Caruut   520
43   Shalgo   496
44   Koronin   485
   Collective_Wisdom   925

Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 16, 2018, 18:48
Stage 11 Short and sharp finish in Osima

The story of the Giro told in 1.6 km?

Purple points

YATES Simon   88   6 teams
DUMOULIN Tom   40   1 team
FORMOLO Davide   25   20 teams
GENIEZ Alexandre   15   0 team
POZZOVIVO Domenico   10   1 team
KONRAD Patrick   7   0 team
PINOT Thibaut   5   24 teams
SCHACHMANN Maximilian   3   1 team
DENNIS Rohan   2   9 teams
ARU Fabio   1   3 teams

1   Bminchow   115 (Yates, Formolo and Dennis)
2=   Rote_Laterne, Scrool07   113 (Yates and Formolo)
4=   LosBrolin, Mellow_Velo   93 (Yates, Pinot)
6   Yellow_Knight   88n(Yates)
7   BicycleBoy   45 (Dumoulin, Pinot)
8=   Del196, ThePirate81   32 (Formolo, Pinot, Dennis)
10   8 teams with Formolo and Pinot   30

Standings
1   Bminchow   687
2   Rote_Laterne   605
3   Mellow_Velo   566
4   LosBrolin   549
5   Scrool07   546
6   Yellow_Knight   520
7   ThePirate81   434
8   Carlo_Algatrensig   398
9   Del1962   394
10   Nathanptz   388

Pink points

Other than purple points, the most relevant issues are Aru finally getting ahead of some of those who were never tipped to beat him, and Woods getting blocked at the bottom of the hill (as far as I can find out)

YATES Simon   93   6 teams
DUMOULIN Tom   40   1 team
ARU Fabio   40   3 teams
FORMOLO Davide   27   20 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico   10   1 team
---
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis   -8   2 teams
WOODS Michael   -66   17 teams


That is 3 times in the last 4 stages that Rote Laterne has had the best nett change on the day.
1   Rote_Laterne   121
2   Scrool07   117
3   LosBrolin   101
4   BluesInTheBottle   77 (Aru and Formolo)
5   Bminchow   59
6   Shalgo   44
7   Search   43
8   BicycleBoy   41
8   Hakkie2   41
10   Del1962   40
11   Fauniera   37
12   Axl   36
12   Laarsland   36
12   Mellow_Velo   36
12   SemirS   36
16   Russell23   35
17   Squire   32
17   Vladimir   32
19   Yellow_Knight   22
20   Salvarani   20
21   Caruut   19
22   Googolplex   17
23   Handbrake   16
24   Leadbelly   14
24   Tigerion   14
26   Minessa   13
27   Trudgin   12
28   LightBing   7
29   BikeRacer33   6
30   GPBlanco   5
31   Comodoro   -23
32   Gotland   -26
33   Ruvu75   -33
34   ThePirate81   -40
35   Chiron   -41
36   AmisVelo   -42
37   Carlo_Algatrensig   -43
38   Armchair_Cyclist   -45
39   Koronin   -48
40   PremierAndrew   -55
41   Nathanptz   -57
42   Drebola   -65
42   Kazistuta   -65
44   SafeBet   -66
   Collective_Wisdom   -24

Standings

Bminchow's lead was big enough to accommodate Woods' losses today: Mellow Velo's 2nd place was not so secure, and he falls off the podium.  No other changes in the top ten, and a 5 place jump for SemirS was the biggest.

1   Bminchow   1925
2   LosBrolin   1813
3   Rote_Laterne   1782
4   Mellow_Velo   1780
5   Scrool07   1657
6   Yellow_Knight   1401
7   Nathanptz   1274
8   ThePirate81   1246
9   Carlo_Algatrensig   1234
10   Del1962   1210
11   Russell23   1197
12   AmisVelo   1102
13   Axl   1089
14   BicycleBoy   1074
15   Gotland   1068
16   SafeBet   1023
17   Salvarani   964
18   SemirS   962
19   Squire   960
20   Comodoro   953
21   Tigerion   940
22   Fauniera   939
23   Ruvu75   938
24   Drebola   917
25   Kazistuta   901
26   Trudgin   882
27   LightBing   866
28   Laarsland   860
29   GPBlanco   849
30   Armchair_Cyclist   840
31   BikeRacer33   829
32   Googolplex   825
33   Handbrake   824
34   Leadbelly   823
35   Minessa   796
36   Hakkie2   758
37   Chiron   749
38   Vladimir   705
39   PremierAndrew   653
40   BluesInTheBottle   652
41   Search   570
42   Shalgo   540
43   Caruut   539
44   Koronin   437
   Collective_Wisdom   901

I'm not expecting much drama other than purple points for the next couple of days, but I thought a team featuring Chaves, Woods and Meintjes might be competitive, so what do I know?
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 17, 2018, 21:06
Stage 12 Sprint expected, sprinters dominate top ten, but not a typical sprint stage in Imola

Purple points

BENNETT Sam   70   2 teams
VAN POPPEL Danny   40   14 teams
BONIFAZIO Niccolo   25   5 teams
YATES Simon   18   6 teams
PLANCKAERT Baptiste   15   0 team
ROELANDTS Jürgen   10   0 team
MØRKØV CHRISTENSEN Michael   7   0 team
BELLETTI Manuel   5   0 team
VENTURINI Clément   3   0 team
SENECHAL Florian   2   0 team
BATTAGLIN Enrico   1   0 team

1   Tigerion   95 (Bennett & Bonifazio)
2   Yellow_Knight   88 (Bennett and Yates)
3   Nathanptz   65 (Van Poppel and Bonifazio)
4   Scrool07   43 (Bonifazio & Yates)
5   13 teams with Van Poppel   40
18   Search, Vladimir   25
20   Other Yatesians: the top 4 in the game   18
24   the rest   0

1   Bminchow   705
2   Rote_Laterne   623
3   Yellow_Knight   608
4   Scrool07   589
5   Mellow_Velo   584
6   LosBrolin   567
7   Tigerion   481
8   Nathanptz   453
9   ThePirate81   434
10   AmisVelo   419

Pink points

Very little here: the highest change in GC was at 29th (Reichenbach lost some time)
BENNETT Sam   70   2 teams
VAN POPPEL Danny   43   14 teams
BONIFAZIO Niccolo   30   5 teams
YATES Simon   13   6 teams
---
REICHENBACH Sébastien   -10   4 teams
BALLERINI Davide   -10   1 team

1   Tigerion   92
2   Yellow_Knight   80
3   Nathanptz   69
4   Hakkie2   46
5   Salvarani   45
6   Googolplex   41
7   AmisVelo   40
8   Scrool07   38
9   Chiron   37
9   Kazistuta   37
9   Laarsland   37
9   SafeBet   37
13   Ruvu75   35
13   Shalgo   35
15   Drebola   32
16   GPBlanco   31
16   Handbrake   31
18   Vladimir   27
19   Search   22
20   Bminchow   10
21   Mellow_Velo   9
22   LosBrolin   1
23   Carlo_Algatrensig   0
23   Koronin   0
25   BikeRacer33   -3
26   BicycleBoy   -4
26   Leadbelly   -4
26   Minessa   -4
29   Comodoro   -5
29   Rote_Laterne   -5
29   Trudgin   -5
32   Armchair_Cyclist   -7
32   Caruut   -7
32   PremierAndrew   -7
35   Fauniera   -9
36   BluesInTheBottle   -11
36   Gotland   -11
38   LightBing   -12
38   Squire   -12
38   ThePirate81   -12
41   SemirS   -17
42   Axl   -20
42   Del1962   -20
44   Russell23   -26
   Collective_Wisdom   29

Standings

Very small differences in scores, but they were enough to put Mellow Velo back on the podium at Rote Laterne's expense.  Tigerion, Ruvu75 and Drebola each have 4 place rises.

1   Bminchow   1935
2   LosBrolin   1814
3   Mellow_Velo   1789
4   Rote_Laterne   1777
5   Scrool07   1695
6   Yellow_Knight   1481
7   Nathanptz   1343
8   Carlo_Algatrensig   1234
8   ThePirate81   1234
10   Del1962   1190
11   Russell23   1171
12   AmisVelo   1142
13   BicycleBoy   1070
14   Axl   1069
15   SafeBet   1060
16   Gotland   1057
17   Tigerion   1032
18   Salvarani   1009
19   Ruvu75   973
20   Drebola   949
21   Comodoro   948
21   Squire   948
23   SemirS   945
24   Kazistuta   938
25   Fauniera   930
26   Laarsland   897
27   GPBlanco   880
28   Trudgin   877
29   Googolplex   866
30   Handbrake   855
31   LightBing   854
32   Armchair_Cyclist   833
33   BikeRacer33   826
34   Leadbelly   819
35   Hakkie2   804
36   Minessa   792
37   Chiron   786
38   Vladimir   732
39   PremierAndrew   646
40   BluesInTheBottle   641
41   Search   592
42   Shalgo   575
43   Caruut   532
44   Koronin   437
   Collective_Wisdom   929

Tomorrow might be very similar, in the game if not on the road.
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 18, 2018, 18:02
Stage 13 unlucky for anyone expecting drama on the way to Nervesa della Battaglia

Purple points
Sprinters.  Not much more to say.

VIVIANI Elia   70   0 team
BENNETT Sam   40   2 teams
VAN POPPEL Danny   25   14 teams
YATES Simon   18   6 teams
MODOLO Sacha   15   3 teams
GIBBONS Ryan   10   7 teams
DRUCKER Jempy   7   0 team
BELLETTI Manuel   5   0 team
VENTURINI Clément   3   0 teams
PLANCKAERT Baptiste   2   0 team
DEBUSSCHERE Jens   1   0 team

1   Yellow_Knight   68 (Bennett, Yates, Gibbons)
2   Tigerion   50(Bennett, Gibbons)
3=   Chiron, Kazistuta   40 (Bennett)
5   Laarsland, Nathanptz, SafeBet   35 (Van Poppel, Gibbons)
8   LosBrolin   28 (Yates, Gibbons)
9=   Rest of Van Poppel teams   25

Standings
1   Bminchow   723
2   Yellow_Knight   676
3   Rote_Laterne   641
4   Scrool07   607
5   Mellow_Velo   602
6   LosBrolin   595
7   Tigerion   531
8   Nathanptz   488
9   Chiron   452
10   AmisVelo   444


Pink points
Again, very little change apart from the points described above.  Highest position in GC to see any change was 39th, vacated by Chaves as his drop continues.  The withdrawal of Kangert will hit many teams, but they may already feel that his selection had already hit their teams.

BENNETT Sam   40   2 teams
MODOLO Sacha   33   3 teams
VAN POPPEL Danny   29   14 teams
YATES Simon   13   6 teams
GIBBONS Ryan   10   7 teams
---
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   -12   36 teams
KANGERT Tanel   -22   19 teams

1   Chiron   50
1   Kazistuta   50
3   Yellow_Knight   41
4   Tigerion   38
5   Nathanptz   25
6   Carlo_Algatrensig   21
7   AmisVelo   17
7   Hakkie2   17
7   Handbrake   17
7   Laarsland   17
7   SafeBet   17
7   Salvarani   17
13   LosBrolin   11
14   Koronin   6
15   Bminchow   1
15   Mellow_Velo   1
15   PremierAndrew   1
18   Trudgin   0
19   Googolplex   -5
19   Ruvu75   -5
19   Shalgo   -5
22   Drebola   -6
22   GPBlanco   -6
24   Armchair_Cyclist   -10
24   Caruut   -10
26   Scrool07   -11
27   Axl   -12
27   BluesInTheBottle   -12
27   Del1962   -12
27   Minessa   -12
31   Vladimir   -14
32   Comodoro   -15
32   Gotland   -15
32   Leadbelly   -15
35   Rote_Laterne   -21
36   BicycleBoy   -22
37   Search   -26
38   BikeRacer33   -34
38   Fauniera   -34
38   SemirS   -34
41   LightBing   -35
41   Squire   -35
41   ThePirate81   -35
44   Russell23   -37
   Collective_Wisdom   -4

Standings

No changes in the top ten, so Chiron, with a 6 place rise, monopolises the commentary on today's events in the main table.

1   Bminchow   1936
2   LosBrolin   1825
3   Mellow_Velo   1790
4   Rote_Laterne   1756
5   Scrool07   1684
6   Yellow_Knight   1522
7   Nathanptz   1368
8   Carlo_Algatrensig   1255
9   ThePirate81   1199
10   Del1962   1178
11   AmisVelo   1159
12   Russell23   1134
13   SafeBet   1077
14   Tigerion   1070
15   Axl   1057
16   BicycleBoy   1048
17   Gotland   1042
18   Salvarani   1026
19   Kazistuta   988
20   Ruvu75   968
21   Drebola   943
22   Comodoro   933
23   Laarsland   914
24   Squire   913
25   SemirS   911
26   Fauniera   896
27   Trudgin   877
28   GPBlanco   874
29   Handbrake   872
30   Googolplex   861
31   Chiron   836
32   Armchair_Cyclist   823
33   Hakkie2   821
34   LightBing   819
35   Leadbelly   804
36   BikeRacer33   792
37   Minessa   780
38   Vladimir   718
39   PremierAndrew   647
40   BluesInTheBottle   629
41   Shalgo   570
42   Search   566
43   Caruut   522
44   Koronin   443
   Collective_Wisdom   925

Tomorrow should be a case of a few riders changing position, but causing large point shifts.  But which of them?
Title: Re: 2018 Giro CQ Game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on May 19, 2018, 17:00
Stage 14 Zoncolan, site of a Lazarus performance

Purple points
FROOME Chris   70   0 team
YATES Simon   58   6 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico   25   1 team
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   15   25 teams
DUMOULIN Tom   10   1 team
PINOT Thibaut   7   24 teams
POELS Wout   5   1 team
REICHENBACH Sébastien   3   4 teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello   2   1 team
WOODS Michael   1   17 teams

With no-one spending big on Froome, it is between the same six Yatesians, as on so many stages this race.
1   Rote_Laterne   76 (Yates, Lopez, Reichenbach)
2   Scrool07   73 (Yates, Lopez)
3   Mellow_Velo   66 (Yates, Pinot Woods)
4   LosBrolin   65  (Yates, Pinot)
5   Yellow_Knight   64 (Yates, Poels, Woods)
6   Bminchow   59 (Yates, Woods)
7   Googolplex   40
8   10 teams with Lopez and Pinot   22

Standings
1   Bminchow   782
2   Yellow_Knight   740
3   Rote_Laterne   717
4   Scrool07   680
5   Mellow_Velo   668
6   LosBrolin   660
7   Tigerion   538
8   Nathanptz   496
9   Chiron   453
10   Ruvu75   449


Pink points

If anyone had selected Froome, that would have been a 213 point gain today

LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   110   25 teams
YATES Simon   78   6 teams
POZZOVIVO Domenico   73   1 team
WOODS Michael   29   17 teams
POELS Wout   21   1 team
DUMOULIN Tom   10   1 team
REICHENBACH Sébastien   9   4 teams
---
MODOLO Sacha   -10   3 teams
PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson   -11   5 teams
BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello   -13   1 team
O'CONNOR Ben   -14   9 teams
SCHACHMANN Maximilian   -16   1 team
ARU Fabio   -31   3 teams
PINOT Thibaut   -43   24 teams
BENNETT George   -50   7 teams
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio   -58   5 teams
DENNIS Rohan   -70   9 teams

So for most teams, the question is how much were the Lopez gains undermined by the loss of points by those he and Froome passed.

1   Googolplex   156 (Lopez and Pozzovivo, but O'Connor and Pantano)
2   Rote_Laterne   145 (Lopez, Yates and Reichenbach, but Carapaz)
3   Koronin   140 (Lopez and Woods)
4   Yellow_Knight   132 (Yates, Woods and Poels)
5   Scrool07   130 (Lopez and Yates, but Carapaz)
6   Vladimir   106
7   Caruut   96
8   BluesInTheBottle   85
9   PremierAndrew   80
10   Search   79
11   Squire   78
12   Shalgo   77
13   Fauniera   73
13   Leadbelly   73
13   Ruvu75   73
13   SemirS   73
17   BikeRacer33   71
18   GPBlanco   70
19   Armchair_Cyclist   69
19   Kazistuta   69
21   Minessa   67
22   LightBing   66
23   Handbrake   65
23   Laarsland   65
25   Drebola   58
26   Hakkie2   53
27   Mellow_Velo   50
28   Chiron   9
29   Bminchow   -7
30   Comodoro   -14
31   LosBrolin   -15
32   Gotland   -16
33   BicycleBoy   -29
34   Tigerion   -37
35   ThePirate81   -73
36   Nathanptz   -74
37   Axl   -76
38   Trudgin   -78
39   Salvarani   -81
40   Russell23   -87
41   AmisVelo   -91
42   SafeBet   -98
43   Del1962   -102
44   Carlo_Algatrensig   -108
   Collective_Wisdom   84

Standings

The Yates teams still dominate, but there has been quite a bit of movement among them.  Bminchow remains in the lead, but the losses of Bennett and Dennis bring him much closer to his pursuers, and in particular Rote Laterne, who rises from 4th to a much closer second than we have seen since the race started.  Los Brolin had the worst day of the Yatesians, dropping from 2nd to 5th, Bennett and Pinot having hurt his score today.  The rest of the top ten remain in their positions, with Kazistuta the highest non-Yatesian to move upwards, and Googolplex the biggest (12 place) riser of the day.


1   Bminchow   1929
2   Rote_Laterne   1901
3   Mellow_Velo   1840
4   Scrool07   1814
5   LosBrolin   1810
6   Yellow_Knight   1654
7   Nathanptz   1294
8   Carlo_Algatrensig   1147
9   ThePirate81   1126
10   Del1962   1076
11   AmisVelo   1068
12   Kazistuta   1057
13   Russell23   1047
14   Ruvu75   1041
15   Tigerion   1033
16   Gotland   1026
17   BicycleBoy   1019
18   Googolplex   1017
19   Drebola   1001
20   Squire   991
21   SemirS   984
22   Axl   981
23   Laarsland   979
23   SafeBet   979
25   Fauniera   969
26   Salvarani   945
27   GPBlanco   944
28   Handbrake   937
29   Comodoro   919
30   Armchair_Cyclist   892
31   LightBing   885
32   Leadbelly   877
33   Hakkie2   874
34   BikeRacer33   863
35   Minessa   847
36   Chiron   845
37   Vladimir   824
38   Trudgin   799
39   PremierAndrew   727
40   BluesInTheBottle   714
41   Shalgo   647
42   Search   645
43   Caruut   618
44   Koronin   583
   Collective_Wisdom   1009

Tomorrow's results presumably will show who went deepest into the red today, but probably not as many team scores will be in the red.