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Title: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on June 28, 2018, 00:23
July is getting near, so it must be time to think about this again.  Last year it all came down to being decided by 7th place in the sprint on the Champs Elysees: what can you do to make it even closer this time around?

Pick eight riders, and watch them get points, or not, for stage finishes, GC ranking, Yellow Jersey wearing, KoM and Sprint category placement, or simply for reaching Paris.

Scores will be posted after each stage (real life permitting).

Team of exactly eight riders (a change from last year, reflecting the UCI rule change)   If you pick someone who is not riding, I'll replace him with the next cheapest of his team, or the next cheapest in the race if there is not one in his team. (but if you get your entry in in good time, I'll do my best to alert you to it rather than do that)

Budget    Budget will be 4000 points, the same as before, so more points per rider than previously.  If you are over budget, I'll take out the cheapest rider who can be replaced with a cheaper member of his team that will bring you into budget, or the next cheapest in the race if there is not one in his team (first in alphabetical order if two or more meet that definition) (but see note above about my willingness to help if you don't leave it too late).

Price of riders
CQ score for 12 months to 24th June, for which the update file that CQ released the following day will be considered definitive. 
There is a dropbox spreadsheet of riders likely to participate and their prices for the game (https://www.dropbox.com/s/c5t2ooolqze7f3p/Tour%202018%20team%20selector.xls?dl=0), and a facility for checking the team total.

Submitting your team
By personal message to me.

Please send the team with names formatted as per CQ. (Surname[space]Forename and nothing else: Spanish/Portuguese names need particular care, as do accents or other diacritics) Please do not include riders' teams and prices in your PM.  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 for me.


I have lodged my team with the first person to submit a team.


Deadline
When they start pedalling in Noirmoutier, at 11:00 local time on 7 July.

Scoring
Points issued according to the points tables of CQ (column GT1) (http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/rules.asp).  Note there are no points issued for the young rider category. As CQ seems rather unstable at present, it is also on the Team selector spreadsheet.

Entries (to be updated once a day unless real life interferes.  If your name is absent 24 hours after you send in your team, get on my case)
As of 23:30 (BST) Friday 6th:About 11 hours to go
AmisVelo
Armchair_Cyclist
BicycleBoy
BikeRacer33
BluesInTheBottle
Bminchow
Carlo_Algatrensig
Comodoro
Del1962
Evans_is_the_Best
Fauniera
Googolplex
Gotland
GPBlanco
Hakkie2
JustSomeGuy
Kazistuta
Koronin
Leadbelly
LosBrolin
Mellow_Velo
Minessa
Nathanptz
NorthAmericanScum
Rote_Laterne
Ruvu75
SafeBet
Salvarani
Scrool07
Search
Shalgo
SportingNonsense
Squire
ThePirate81
Tigerion
TotalPackage
Vladimir
Yellow_Knight

Good luck to all.
(Edited for change of price data)
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 03, 2018, 07:51
Good news: all teams bar one are now confirmed, and the final one (Sky) seems fixed according to speculation.

Bad news: CQ didn't download the update yesterday (it normally goes up late afternoon on a Monday) to establish the prices, and late last night and this morning I was getting a "SQL Server does not exist or access denied" message.  If the download is not in place by 8pm (UK time) this evening, I'll use the prices as of 24th June instead (they are the prices currently on the team selection spreadsheet (https://www.dropbox.com/s/c5t2ooolqze7f3p/Tour%202018%20team%20selector.xls?dl=0)).
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 03, 2018, 23:01
CQ recovered this morning, but still hadn't uploaded the weekly spreadsheet that we see normally see on a Monday by about 8:30 pm (BST) when it went offline again, so the game will run on the basis of the 24th June data.  Good news if you want to select someone who did well in their National Championship last weekend, but probably not much price change for most riders.  But please use the team selection spreadsheet to be sure you are spending within budget.

A few teams in already: I'll cobble one together to send to Comodoro (the first to submit a team) shortly.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Trudgin on July 03, 2018, 23:56
Putting my team in for the future TdF, Giro, Vuelta and WC (should throw in a couple of Il Lombardia, but im not tempting fate

TdF 2018 - C Froome*
Vuelta 2018 = C Froome*
WC 2018 - C Froome*
Giro2019 - V Froome*
TdF 2019 - C Froome*
Vuelta 2019 - C Froome*
WC 2019 - C Froome*
Giro 2020 - C Froome*
TdF 2020 - C Froome*
Vuelta 2020 - C Froome*
WC 2020 - C Froome*
Giro 2021 - C Froome*
TdF 2021 - C Froome*
Vuelta 2021 - C Froome*
WC 2021 - C Froome*
Giro 2022 - C Froome*
TdF 2022 - C Froome*
Vuelta 2022 - C Froome*
WC 2022 - C Froome*
Giro 2023 - C Froome*
TdF 2023 - C Froome*
Vuelta 2023 - C Froome*

Then in 2024, at 39/40 he will do all 5 monuments in 1 year and retire. 
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: search on July 04, 2018, 07:43
startlist with values

I hope there wer eno late changes I may have missed

         
#ag2r AG2R LA MONDIALE :cool #quickstep QUICK STEP FLOORS :cool
BARDET Romain 1455   ALAPHILIPPE Julian 1395
DILLIER Silvan 619   DECLERCQ Tim 64
DOMONT Axel 58   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando 860
FRANK Mathias 339   GILBERT Philippe 892
GALLOPIN Tony 750   JUNGELS Bob 740
LATOUR Pierre 658   LAMPAERT Yves 735
NAESEN Oliver 764   RICHEZE ARAQUISTAIN Maximiliano Ariel 322
VUILLERMOZ Alexis 961   TERPSTRA Niki 947
  5604     5955
#astana ASTANA PRO TEAM :cool #dimension TEAM DIMENSION DATA :cool
CORT NIELSEN Magnus 686   BOASSON HAGEN Edvald 1179
FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar 293   CAVENDISH Mark 152
FUGLSANG Jakob 895   JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt 73
GRUZDEV Dmitriy 75   PAUWELS Serge 307
HANSEN Jesper 334   RENSHAW Mark 44
KANGERT Tanel 108   SLAGTER Tom-Jelte 577
SANCHEZ GIL Luis Leon 1002   THOMSON Jay Robert 63
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael 935   VERMOTE Julien 182
  4328     2577
#bahrain BAHRAIN - MERIDA :cool #ef TEAM EF EDUCATION FIRST :cool
COLBRELLI Sonny 1116   CLARKE Simon 160
HAUSSLER Heinrich 127   CRADDOCK Lawson 118
IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka 811   MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe 563
IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion 582   PHINNEY Taylor 147
KOREN Kristjan 80   ROLLAND Pierre 160
NIBALI Vincenzo 1587   SCULLY Tom 40
PELLIZOTTI Franco 102   URAN URAN Rigoberto 1282
POZZOVIVO Domenico 936   VANMARCKE Sep 878
  5341     3348
#bmc BMC RACING TEAM :cool #fortuneo TEAM FORTUNEO - SAMSIC :cool
BEVIN Patrick 170   BARGUIL Warren 676
CARUSO Damiano 643   BOUET Maxime 132
GERRANS Simon 149   GESBERT Elie 171
KÜNG Stefan 626   HARDY Romain 236
PORTE Richie 852   LEDANOIS Kevin 101
SCHÄR Michael 101   MOINARD Amaël 96
VAN AVERMAET Greg 1499   PICHON Laurent 167
VAN GARDEREN Tejay 591   VACHON Florian 104
  4631     1683
#bora BORA-HANSGROHE :cool #katusha TEAM KATUSHA-ALPECIN :cool
BODNAR Maciej 304   BOSWELL Ian 46
BURGHARDT Marcus 287   KISERLOVSKI Robert 148
MAJKA Rafal 708   KITTEL Marcel 676
MÜHLBERGER Gregor 247   KOCHETKOV Pavel 51
OSS Daniel 204   MARTIN Tony 356
POLJANSKI Pawel 193   POLITT Nils 380
PÖSTLBERGER Lukas 156   ZABEL Rick 209
SAGAN Peter 2537   ZAKARIN Ilnur 748
  4636     2614
#cofidis COFIDIS SOLUTIONS CRÉDITS :cool #jumbo TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO :cool
CLAEYS Dimitri 391   GESINK Robert 319
EDET Nicolas 296   GROENEWEGEN Dylan 1140
HERRADA LOPEZ Jesus 568   JANSEN Amund Grøndahl 397
LAPORTE Christophe 729   KRUIJSWIJK Steven 531
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel 382   MARTENS Paul 97
PEREZ Anthony 207   ROGLIC Primoz 1441
SIMON Julien 329   ROOSEN Timo 394
TURGIS Anthony 192   TOLHOEK Antwan 282
  3094     4601
#direct DIRECT ENERGIE :cool #sky TEAM SKY :cool
BOUDAT Thomas 276   BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley 1332
CALMEJANE Lilian 657   CASTROVIEJO NICOLAS Jonathan 485
CHAVANEL Sylvain 394   FROOME Chris 3342
COUSIN Jérôme 45   KWIATKOWSKI Michal 1283
GAUDIN Damien 294   MOSCON Gianni 909
GRELLIER Fabien 127   POELS Wout 966
SICARD Romain 186   ROWE Luke 59
TAARAMÄE Rein 283   THOMAS Geraint 1040
  2262     9416
#fdj GROUPAMA - FDJ :cool #sunweb TEAM SUNWEB :cool
DEMARE Arnaud 1179   ANDERSEN Søren Kragh 545
GAUDU David 229   ARNDT Nikias 223
GUARNIERI Jacopo 25   DUMOULIN Tom 1434
LE GAC Olivier 194   GESCHKE Simon 138
LUDVIGSSON Tobias 80   HAGA Chad 78
MOLARD Rudy 367   MATTHEWS Michael 1520
SINKELDAM Ramon 252   TEN DAM Laurens 79
VICHOT Arthur 331   THEUNS Edward 490
  2657     4507
#lotto LOTTO - SOUDAL :cool #trek TREK-SEGAFREDO :cool
BENOOT Tiesj 1054   BERNARD Julien 100
DE BUYST Jasper 484   DE KORT Koen 144
DE GENDT Thomas 513   DEGENKOLB John 467
GREIPEL André 1121   GOGL Michael 184
KEUKELEIRE Jens 437   GRMAY Tsgabu Gebremaryam 136
MARCZYNSKI Tomasz 226   MOLLEMA Bauke 1059
SIEBERG Marcel 89   SKUJINS Toms 225
VANENDERT Jelle 550   STUYVEN Jasper 1071
  4474     3386
#mitchelton MITCHELTON - SCOTT :cool #uae UAE - TEAMEMIRATES :cool
BAUER Jack 172   ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin 241
DURBRIDGE Luke 143   DURASEK Kristijan 144
HAYMAN Mathew 130   FERRARI Roberto 80
HEPBURN Michael 133   KRISTOFF Alexander 1854
HOWSON Damien 205   MARCATO Marco 139
IMPEY Daryl 1017   MARTIN Daniel 828
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel 499   SUTHERLAND Rory 20
YATES Adam 978   TROIA Oliviero 59
  3277     3365
#movistar MOVISTAR TEAM :cool #wanty WANTY – GROUPE GOBERT :cool
AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey 256   DEGAND Thomas 156
BENNATI Daniele 122   DUPONT Timothy 729
ERVITI OLLO Imanol 133   MARTIN Guillaume 746
LANDA MEANA Mikel 1285   MINNAARD Marco 132
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander 931   OFFREDO Yoann 128
ROJAS GIL Jose Joaquin 290   PASQUALON Andrea 960
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc 755   SMITH Dion 297
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro 1653   VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume 134
  5425     3282
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: just some guy on July 04, 2018, 16:32
I even got a team in  :o
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: AG on July 05, 2018, 02:05
I will even do my own team this year  :D 
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 05, 2018, 22:33
With just over a day and a half for entries remaining, 22 teams have been submitted.

44 riders have been nominated, 21 of them are unique picks, while 3 are on >80% of teams, and 2 others on more than 50%.

One team has a popularity ranking that is 94% of the Collective Wisdom, another just 38%

Five riders costing over 1000 points have been chosen, while 12 different <100 point riders have been selected.

Don't forget to get your team in before the race starts on Saturday morning.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 06, 2018, 22:58
12 hours to go: don't forget to enter!
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 07, 2018, 12:59
So off we go:
45 teams, 61 riders, here they are

AG

   THOMAS Geraint   
   PORTE Richie   
   KITTEL Marcel   
   DEGENKOLB John   
   MARTIN Tony   *
   GESINK Robert   
   SICARD Romain   *
   ROWE Luke   

Amis Velo
   NIBALI Vincenzo   
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   KITTEL Marcel   
   GAUDU David   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   KISERLOVSKI Robert   *
   KANGERT Tanel   

Armchair Cyclist

   THOMAS Geraint   
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   PORTE Richie   
   IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   
   BEVIN Patrick   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   KANGERT Tanel   

Axl
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   PORTE Richie   
   KRUIJSWIJK Steven   
   GESINK Robert   
   FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   COUSIN Jérôme   

Bicycle Boy
   YATES Adam   
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   PORTE Richie   
   MARTIN Daniel   
   MARCZYNSKI Tomasz   *
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   LUDVIGSSON Tobias   
   SUTHERLAND Rory   

Bikeracer33
   GROENEWEGEN Dylan   
   THOMAS Geraint   
   PORTE Richie   
   FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar   
   TOLHOEK Antwan   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   BOSWELL Ian   

Blues in the Bottle
   YATES Adam   
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   PORTE Richie   
   MAJKA Rafal   
   GAUDU David   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   LUDVIGSSON Tobias   
   BOSWELL Ian   

Bminchow
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   PORTE Richie   
   MARTIN Daniel   
   ZAKARIN Ilnur   
   GAUDU David   
   ARNDT Nikias   *
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   KANGERT Tanel   

Carlo Algatrensig
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   PORTE Richie   
   KRUIJSWIJK Steven   
   NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   KANGERT Tanel   

Comodoro
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   PORTE Richie   
   MARTIN Daniel   
   BEVIN Patrick   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   RENSHAW Mark   

Del1962
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   PORTE Richie   
   MAJKA Rafal   
   IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   
   NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel   
   GAUDU David   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   

Evans is the Best
   BARDET Romain   
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   GESINK Robert   
   GAUDU David   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   GUARNIERI Jacopo   
   SUTHERLAND Rory   

Fauniera
   NIBALI Vincenzo   
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   PÖSTLBERGER Lukas   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   KANGERT Tanel   
   PELLIZOTTI Franco   
   MOINARD Amaël   

Googolplex
   GROENEWEGEN Dylan   
   PORTE Richie   
   MARTIN Daniel   
   LATOUR Pierre   
   GAUDU David   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   KANGERT Tanel   
   GUARNIERI Jacopo   

Gotland
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   PORTE Richie   
   MARTIN Daniel   
   GAUDU David   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   LUDVIGSSON Tobias   
   COUSIN Jérôme   

GP Blanco

   BARDET Romain   
   GROENEWEGEN Dylan   
   KRUIJSWIJK Steven   
   PAUWELS Serge   
   GAUDU David   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   KANGERT Tanel   
   SUTHERLAND Rory   

Hakkie2
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   PORTE Richie   
   ZAKARIN Ilnur   
   MAJKA Rafal   
   GAUDU David   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   KANGERT Tanel   

Josedin
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   PORTE Richie   
   LAPORTE Christophe   *
   MAJKA Rafal   
   TOLHOEK Antwan   
   GAUDU David   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   BOUET Maxime   *

Just Some Guy

   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   FUGLSANG Jakob   
   PORTE Richie   
   ZAKARIN Ilnur   
   GAUDU David   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   GUARNIERI Jacopo   

Kazistuta
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   PORTE Richie   
   KITTEL Marcel   
   KRUIJSWIJK Steven   
   DEGENKOLB John   
   GAUDU David   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   

Koronin
   VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   *
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   
   DEGENKOLB John   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   PHINNEY Taylor   *
   CRADDOCK Lawson   *
   SUTHERLAND Rory   

Laarsland
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   PORTE Richie   
   MARTIN Daniel   
   ZAKARIN Ilnur   
   PAUWELS Serge   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   KANGERT Tanel   
   BOSWELL Ian   

Leadbelly
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   PORTE Richie   
   MARTIN Daniel   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   KANGERT Tanel   
   HAGA Chad   

Los Brolin

   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   PORTE Richie   
   MARTIN Daniel   
   IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   
   KRUIJSWIJK Steven   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   HAGA Chad   
   BOSWELL Ian   

Mellow Velo
   YATES Adam   
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   PORTE Richie   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   BOSWELL Ian   
   SUTHERLAND Rory   

Minessa
   YATES Adam   
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   PORTE Richie   
   KITTEL Marcel   
   GAUDU David   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   SUTHERLAND Rory   

Nathanptz
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   FUGLSANG Jakob   
   PORTE Richie   
   KRUIJSWIJK Steven   
   NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   FERRARI Roberto   *

North American Scum
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   PORTE Richie   
   IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   
   KRUIJSWIJK Steven   
   DEGENKOLB John   
   FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar   
   GAUDU David   
   ROLLAND Pierre   

Postmanhat
   YATES Adam   
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   FUGLSANG Jakob   
   DEGENKOLB John   
   VICHOT Arthur   *
   CLARKE Simon   *
   PÖSTLBERGER Lukas   
   ROWE Luke   

RattaKuningas
   GROENEWEGEN Dylan   
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   JUNGELS Bob   
   KITTEL Marcel   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   KANGERT Tanel   
   ROWE Luke   

Rote Laterne

   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   FUGLSANG Jakob   
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   PORTE Richie   
   GAUDU David   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   KOCHETKOV Pavel   
   SUTHERLAND Rory   

Ruvu75
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   PORTE Richie   
   ZAKARIN Ilnur   
   KRUIJSWIJK Steven   
   NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel   *
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   KANGERT Tanel   

Safe Bet
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   PORTE Richie   
   ZAKARIN Ilnur   
   JUNGELS Bob   
   NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   KANGERT Tanel   
   ROWE Luke   

Salvarani
   ROGLIC Primoz   *
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   PORTE Richie   
   GAUDU David   
   BEVIN Patrick   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   KANGERT Tanel   

Scrool07
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   PORTE Richie   
   KITTEL Marcel   
   KRUIJSWIJK Steven   
   BOUDAT Thomas   *
   ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin   *
   GAUDU David   
   CAVENDISH Mark   

Search
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   PORTE Richie   
   JUNGELS Bob   
   KRUIJSWIJK Steven   
   SCULLY Tom   
   GUARNIERI Jacopo   
   SUTHERLAND Rory   

SemirS
   THOMAS Geraint   
   FUGLSANG Jakob   
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   PORTE Richie   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   DURBRIDGE Luke   
   GUARNIERI Jacopo   
   SUTHERLAND Rory   

Shalgo
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   PORTE Richie   
   MARTIN Daniel   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   PÖSTLBERGER Lukas   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   ROWE Luke   

Sporting Nonsense
   YATES Adam   
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   ZAKARIN Ilnur   
   GAUDU David   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   DOMONT Axel   *
   SCULLY Tom   

Squire
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   PORTE Richie   
   MAJKA Rafal   
   LATOUR Pierre   
   KRUIJSWIJK Steven   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   KANGERT Tanel   
   KOCHETKOV Pavel   

The Pirate81
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   PORTE Richie   
   MARTIN Daniel   
   ZAKARIN Ilnur   
   NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel   
   KANGERT Tanel   
   PELLIZOTTI Franco   
   SUTHERLAND Rory   

Tigerion
   YATES Adam   
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   PORTE Richie   
   KITTEL Marcel   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   DURBRIDGE Luke   
   SUTHERLAND Rory   

Total Package
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   PORTE Richie   
   KITTEL Marcel   
   GAUDU David   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   KANGERT Tanel   

Vladimir
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   PORTE Richie   
   MARTIN Daniel   
   ZAKARIN Ilnur   
   GAUDU David   
   ROLLAND Pierre   
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   MOINARD Amaël   

Yellow Knight
   BARDET Romain   
   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   
   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
   DE GENDT Thomas   *
   CAVENDISH Mark   
   RENSHAW Mark   
   GUARNIERI Jacopo   
   SUTHERLAND Rory   

The asterisks are unique picks.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 07, 2018, 13:14
The riders and their frequency of selection

36:  PORTE Richie
34:  CAVENDISH Mark, QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander
27:  ROLLAND Pierre
21:  GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
20:  GAUDU David
17:  KANGERT Tanel
12:  SUTHERLAND Rory
11:  KRUIJSWIJK Steven, MARTIN Daniel
I could have made the Collective Wisdom slightly more popular than it is, but giving the last spot to Sutherland instead of Kruijswijk, but opted for the Dutchman instead in order to make a more realistic spending of the budget, while nominating Dan Martin would have been overbudget. 

9:  ZAKARIN Ilnur
8:  KITTEL Marcel
7:  YATES Adam
6:  GUARNIERI Jacopo
5:  BOSWELL Ian, DEGENKOLB John, FUGLSANG Jakob, IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion, MAJKA Rafal, NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel, ROWE Luke
4:  GROENEWEGEN Dylan, THOMAS Geraint
3:  BARDET Romain, BEVIN Patrick, FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar, GESINK Robert, JUNGELS Bob, LUDVIGSSON Tobias, PÖSTLBERGER Lukas
2:  COUSIN Jérôme, DURBRIDGE Luke, HAGA Chad, KOCHETKOV Pavel, LATOUR Pierre, MOINARD Amaël, NIBALI Vincenzo, PAUWELS Serge, PELLIZOTTI Franco, RENSHAW Mark, SCULLY Tom, TOLHOEK Antwan

So f Quintana and Porte fulfil the bookies' expectations, it will be pretty congested at the top of the table.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 07, 2018, 13:27
Teams by popularity

1   TotalPackage   197
2   Carlo_Algatrensig   185
3   Hakkie2   182
3   Leadbelly   182
5   Minessa   178
6   Mellow_Velo   176
7   Kazistuta   175
8   Vladimir   173
9   JustSomeGuy   171
9   Shalgo   171
11   Ruvu75   169
12   Comodoro   168
13   Del1962   166
14   Gotland   161
15   Armchair_Cyclist   160
15   Tigerion   160
17   Salvarani   159
18   Rote_Laterne   157
19   Nathanptz   153
20   Bminchow   149
21   Scrool07   145
22   Axl   144
22   BluesInTheBottle   144
24   AmisVelo   143
25   Laarsland   141
26   LosBrolin   138
27   SafeBet   136
28   Squire   134
29   Evans_is_the_Best   133
30   RattaKuningas   132
31   NorthAmericanScum   128
31   SportingNonsense   128
33   ThePirate81   126
34   BicycleBoy   125
34   Search   125
36   Googolplex   123
37   SemirS   120
38   BikeRacer33   115
38   Fauniera   115
40   Josedin   113
40   Yellow_Knight   113
42   GPBlanco   103
43   Koronin   80
44   AG   63
45   Postmanhat   61
   Collective_Wisdom   200

Total Package, although a newcomer to these games (Welcome!), very nearly get the max possible popularity, just having Kittel rather than Sutherland/Kruijswijk to miss perfection in that regard.

Koronin was bottom of this listing last night, but two of the morning entries beat him for eccentricity; he still has most unique picks, with 3.  2 UPs each for AG, Josedin, Postmanhat and Scrool07.



Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: rote_laterne on July 07, 2018, 13:38
I wouldn't have thought that Gaudu is so popular. In fact, that's the rider in my team I have least expectations but I'll rather cheer for a stage top ten and GC top 20 for him than two stage top fives for Cavendish.
Now hoping for a Fuglsang podium and a surprising performance by Kochetkov.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 07, 2018, 14:15
The main spends

The riders costing 800 points or more, and who has gone for them.

Valverde with Gaviria:   Koronin                  
                     
Nibali with Quintana and Gaviria:   Fauniera                  
Nibali with Quintana:   Amis Velo                  
                     
Bardet with Quintana and Gaviria:   Evans is the Best, Yellow Knight               
Bardet with Groenewegen:   GP Blanco                  
                     
                     
Roglic with Gaviria and Porte:    Salvarani                  
                     
Groenewegen with Thomas and Porte:   Bikeracer33               
Groenewegen with Porte and Martin:   Googolplex               
Groenewegen with Quintana:   RattaKuningas                  
                     
Thomas with Fuglsang, Gaviria and Porte:   SemirS                  
Thomas with Quintana and Porte:   Armchair Cyclist                  
Thomas with Porte:   AG                  
                     
Yates with Quintana and Porte:   Blues in the Bottle, Minessa, Tigerion            
Yates with Quintana and Gaviria:    Sporting Nonsense                  
                     
Yates with Quintana, Gaviria and Porte:   Mellow Velo                  
Yates with Gaviria, Porte and Martin:   Bicycle Boy                  
Yates with Quintana and Fuglsang:   Postmanhat                  
                     
Quintana with Fuglsang, Gaviria, and Porte:   Rote Laterne                  
Quintana with Gaviria, Porte and Martin:   Comodoro, Gotland, Leadbelly, Search, Shalgo      
Quintana with Fuglsang and Porte:    Just Some Guy,  Nathanptz, TotalPackage            
Quintana with Gaviria and Porte:   Axl, Carlo Algatrensig               
Quintana with Porte and Martin:      Laarsland   , Los Brolin, The Pirate81, Vladimir   
Quintana with Porte:   Del1962, Hakkie2, Kazistuta, Ruvu75, SafeBet, Scrool07, Squire
                     
Gaviria with Porte and Martin:   Bminchow                  
Gaviria with Porte:
  Josedin, North American Scum      

Maybe it is worth noting those who do not have Quintana and Porte:
no Quintana:   AG, Bminchow, Bicycle Boy, Bikeracer33, Googolplex, GP Blanco, Koronin, North American Scum, Salvarani, Josedin, SemirS
                                 
no Porte: Amis Velo, Evans is the Best, Fauniera, GP Blanco, Koronin, Postmanhat, RattaKuningas, Sporting Nonsense, Yellow Knight      

      
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 07, 2018, 14:43
I wouldn't have thought that Gaudu is so popular. In fact, that's the rider in my team I have least expectations but I'll rather cheer for a stage top ten and GC top 20 for him than two stage top fives for Cavendish.
Now hoping for a Fuglsang podium and a surprising performance by Kochetkov.

More a case of nobody else in the 150-250 point bracket likely to get many points.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 07, 2018, 16:56
Stage 1 First blood to Gaviria, GC mayhem

Green points

These are the points for top ten placements on stages, and for wearing the Yellow Jersey.  They cannot be lost even if the riders fails to finish the tour. 

GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   100pts (incl 20 for getting Yellow Jersey)   21 teams
SAGAN Peter   50   0 team
KITTEL Marcel   35   8 teams
KRISTOFF Alexander   25   0 team
LAPORTE Christophe   15   1 team
GROENEWEGEN Dylan   10   4 teams
MATTHEWS Michael   5   0 team
DEGENKOLB John   3   5 teams
FUGLSANG Jakob   2   5 teams
MAJKA Rafal   1   5 teams


1   TotalPackage   135 (Gaviria and Kittel)
2   Josedin   116 (Gaviria, Laporte and Majka)
3   Koronin, NorthAmericanScum   103 (Gaviria and Degenkolb)
5   Rote_Laterne,    SemirS   102 (Gaviria and Fuglsang)
7   Other Gaviria teams   100
22   RattaKuningas   45

Yellow points
This is the main classification.  It includes the green points, but also points for GC position, and the mountain and points classifications (which get points as per a stage), and 20 points for every finishing.  It is best read a the standings if the race were to finish here and know: it becomes steadily more relevant as the race goes on, and can see dramatic changes after important stages.

Riders' GC positions, and so most of these points, are virtually the same as the stage, so I won't bother posting them.

1   TotalPackage   1365
2   Josedin   1301
3   SemirS   1157
4   Koronin   1111
5   NorthAmericanScum   1092
6   Rote_Laterne   1062
7   Fauniera   1045
8   Search   1003
9   Axl   959
10   Evans_is_the_Best   954
10   Yellow_Knight   954
12   Gotland   950
13   Carlo_Algatrensig   944
14   Bminchow   943
14   SportingNonsense   943
16   BicycleBoy   935
16   Comodoro   935
16   Leadbelly   935
16   Mellow_Velo   935
16   Salvarani   935
16   Shalgo   935
22   RattaKuningas   901
23   AG   833
24   Kazistuta   777
25   AmisVelo   715
26   Scrool07   704
27   Minessa   605
27   Tigerion   605
29   BikeRacer33   477
30   Postmanhat   465
31   GPBlanco   425
32   Googolplex   382
33   Nathanptz   326
34   JustSomeGuy   325
35   Hakkie2   304
36   BluesInTheBottle   296
36   Del1962   296
38   Squire   290
39   Armchair_Cyclist   255
40   SafeBet   242
41   Ruvu75   192
42   LosBrolin   184
43   Vladimir   183
44   Laarsland   168
44   ThePirate81   168
   Collective_Wisdom   944


Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 08, 2018, 21:04
Stage 2 Chaos in the last 2km


That fall, and the hold-ups behind it, deprived almost all our teams of the involvement of their sprinters.

Green points

SAGAN Peter   100pts   0 team
COLBRELLI Sonny   50   0 team
DEMARE Arnaud   35   0 team
GREIPEL André   25   0 team
KRISTOFF Alexander   15   0 team
DUPONT Timothy   10   0 team
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   5   1 team
PASQUALON Andrea   3   0 team
DEGENKOLB John   2   5 teams
GILBERT Philippe   1   0 team

So very few green points today:
1   Koronin   7
2   AG, Kazistuta, NorthAmericanScum, Postmanhat   2

Koronin has both Valverde and Degenkolb, the other 4 have Degenkolb alone.

Standings
1   TotalPackage   135
2   Josedin   116
3   Koronin   110
4   NorthAmericanScum   105
5=   Rote_Laterne, SemirS   102
7=   15 other teams with Gaviria 100
Koronin and NAS were already joint third in this category yesterday.

Yellow points
So this always needs a bit of explaining for those who are new to the game on stage 2.  Geraint Thomas didn't actually gain any real points today, but at the end of yesterday he was 15th in GC, so he, and the teams that selected him, were credited with 100 provisional points for GC position; now he sits in 7th, and if he is still there in Paris it will be worth 230 points.  So his projected points have increased by 130. 
Equally Laporte was 6th on GC (260pts) and 7th in the points classification (5 pts) yesterday, along with his 15 points (that can't be lost) for coming 5th yesterday: Josedin had 280 points from him yesterday. But now he is out of the top ten in the points classification (so zero points there), and has dropped to 57th in GC (getting the minimum 20 points that all finishers get); add in the 15 place points (green points) from yesterday and he is now only worth 35 points to poor Josedin, so he has a daily loss of 245 points.

THOMAS Geraint   130   4 teams
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   39   1 team
JUNGELS Bob   36   3 teams
BARDET Romain   24   3 teams
ZAKARIN Ilnur   23   9 teams
CAVENDISH Mark   22   34 teams
...
DEGENKOLB John   -18   5
NIBALI Vincenzo   -65   2
FUGLSANG Jakob   -72   5
BOUDAT Thomas   -78   1
MAJKA Rafal   -79   5
KITTEL Marcel   -90   8
GROENEWEGEN Dylan   -150   4
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   -180   21
LAPORTE Christophe   -245   1

Far more riders than this gained or lost points: I only include those who were selected by at least one team for our game, and not those with a small amount of change.  The threshold for that will vary each day.

There will be days like today when there are huge changes: there will be other days when most teams' scores don't change at all. And of course if the riders can have negative day scores, so can teams.  And daily winners can be undeserved flukes.

1   Armchair_Cyclist   152
2   SafeBet   59
3   Vladimir   55
4   Ruvu75   49
5   LosBrolin   36
6   Laarsland   33
6   ThePirate81   33
8   AG   22
9   BikeRacer33   2
10   JustSomeGuy   -27
11   Hakkie2   -34
12   Nathanptz   -46
13   BluesInTheBottle   -57
13   Del1962   -57
15   Minessa   -68
15   Tigerion   -68
17   Squire   -75
18   Kazistuta   -82
19   Postmanhat   -90
20   GPBlanco   -100
20   SemirS   -100
22   Bminchow   -125
23   AmisVelo   -133
24   Evans_is_the_Best   -134
24   Yellow_Knight   -134
26   SportingNonsense   -135
27   Koronin   -137
28   Googolplex   -140
28   Search   -140
30   Scrool07   -142
31   Salvarani   -147
32   BicycleBoy   -148
32   Comodoro   -148
32   Leadbelly   -148
32   Shalgo   -148
36   Carlo_Algatrensig   -154
37   Mellow_Velo   -158
38   Gotland   -161
39   Axl   -167
40   RattaKuningas   -182
41   NorthAmericanScum   -194
42   Fauniera   -223
43   TotalPackage   -248
44   Rote_Laterne   -252
45   Josedin   -504
   Collective_Wisdom   -154


Standings
Although Gaviria and Kittel lost a fair few points today, they are still among the top scoring riders in the game at the moment, and are the highest that anyone has selected, so Total Package's unique pairing of them remains at the top. Bminchow is new in the top ten as, rather more dramatically with the day's biggest jump, 17 places.

1   TotalPackage   1117
2   SemirS   1057
3   Koronin   974
4   NorthAmericanScum   898
5   Search   863
6   AG   855
7   Fauniera   822
8   Evans_is_the_Best   820
8   Yellow_Knight   820
10   Bminchow   818
11   Rote_Laterne   810
12   SportingNonsense   808
13   Josedin   797
14   Axl   792
15   Carlo_Algatrensig   790
16   Gotland   789
17   Salvarani   788
18   BicycleBoy   787
18   Comodoro   787
18   Leadbelly   787
18   Shalgo   787
22   Mellow_Velo   777
23   RattaKuningas   719
24   Kazistuta   695
25   AmisVelo   582
26   Scrool07   562
27   Minessa   537
27   Tigerion   537
29   BikeRacer33   479
30   Armchair_Cyclist   407
31   Postmanhat   375
32   GPBlanco   325
33   SafeBet   301
34   JustSomeGuy   298
35   Nathanptz   280
36   Hakkie2   270
37   Googolplex   242
38   Ruvu75   241
39   BluesInTheBottle   239
39   Del1962   239
41   Vladimir   238
42   LosBrolin   220
43   Squire   215
44   Laarsland   201
44   ThePirate81   201
   Collective_Wisdom   790

Tomorrow should see some even more dramatic changes, and at least some of the key riders for the game emerging.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 09, 2018, 08:31
ASO did change the stage 2 standings late last evening, notably docking Kittel 4:40 as he was not with the peloton at the 3km marker, knocking him from 4th in GC to 138th or so.  He would therefore lose 300 points, and the current standings would be very different. 

But I will not be incorporating these changes in the stage 2 results because:
a: PCS, which I copy and paste into the spreadsheet, still hasn't updated;
b: I need to get to work;
c:  the table will be very different at the end of stage 3, so it doesn't matter too much what it will have changed from.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 09, 2018, 23:41
Stage 3  Team Time Trial

Green points
Different distribution of points for a TTT:

VAN AVERMAET Greg   40(incl Yellow Jersey points)   0 team
PORTE Richie   20   36 teams
BEVIN Patrick   20   3 teams
and CARUSO Damiano and VAN GARDEREN Tejay   20   0 team
THOMAS Geraint   12   4  teams
also BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley, FROOME Chris, KWIATKOWSKI Michal and MOSCON Gianni   12   0  team
JUNGELS Bob   8   3  teams
also ALAPHILIPPE Julian, GILBERT Philippe and LAMPAERT Yves   8   0  team
YATES Adam   6   7  teams
Also BAUER Jack, HEPBURN Michael   6 and IMPEY Daryl   6   0  team
HAGA Chad   3   2 teams
also ANDERSEN Søren Kragh, DUMOULIN Tom, GESCHKE Simon and MATTHEWS Michael   3   0 team
ROLLAND Pierre   2   27 teams
SCULLY Tom   2   2 teams
also MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe, URAN URAN Rigoberto and VANMARCKE Sep   2   0  team
MAJKA Rafal  1    5 teams
also MÜHLBERGER Gregor, OSS Daniel and BODNAR Maciej   1  0 team

Wow: I was at the top of a list yesterday too.

1   Armchair_Cyclist   54 (Porte, Bevin, Thomas and Rolland)
2=   Comodoro, Salvarani   42 (Porte, Bevin and Rolland)
4   BikeRacer33   34 (Porte,Thomas and Rolland)
5=   AG, SemirS   32
7=   SafeBet, Search   30
9=   Mellow_Velo, Minessa, Tigerion   28
12   BluesInTheBottle   27
13   BicycleBoy   26
14   Leadbelly   25
15=   LosBrolin, Del1962, Hakkie2, Josedin, LosBrolin, Squire   23
20=   10 teams with Porte and Rolland   22
32=   The rest of the Porte teams   20
37   RattaKuningas   10
38   SportingNonsense   8
39   Postmanhat   6
40   AmisVelo   2
41=   29 riders got green points today, but five of us missed them all!   0
   Collective_Wisdom   22

I'll normally only put up the top ten in this minor ranking, but to celebrate us all being off the mark, here are everyone's green points thus far:
1   TotalPackage   157
2   Comodoro   142
2   Salvarani   142
4   Josedin   139
5   SemirS   134
6   Search   130
7   Mellow_Velo   128
8   NorthAmericanScum   127
9   BicycleBoy   126
10   Leadbelly   125
11   Rote_Laterne   124
12   Carlo_Algatrensig   122
12   Shalgo   122
14   Axl   120
14   Bminchow   120
14   Gotland   120
17   Koronin   110
18   SportingNonsense   108
19   Evans_is_the_Best   100
19   Fauniera   100
19   Yellow_Knight   100
22   AG   72
23   Minessa   63
23   Tigerion   63
25   Kazistuta   62
26   RattaKuningas   55
26   Scrool07   55
28   Armchair_Cyclist   54
29   BikeRacer33   44
30   AmisVelo   37
31   Googolplex   32
32   SafeBet   30
33   BluesInTheBottle   28
34   Del1962   24
34   Hakkie2   24
34   JustSomeGuy   24
34   Nathanptz   24
34   Squire   24
39   LosBrolin   23
40   Laarsland   22
40   Ruvu75   22
40   Vladimir   22
43   ThePirate81   20
44   Postmanhat   13
45   GPBlanco   10
   Collective_Wisdom   122



Yellow points
These are changes since the original set of results published yesterday, not the later, corrected positions.


JUNGELS Bob   168   3 teams
THOMAS Geraint   162   4 teams
PORTE Richie   110   36 teams
MAJKA Rafal   80   5 teams
YATES Adam   58   7 teams
PHINNEY Taylor   57   1 team
...
CAVENDISH Mark   -37   34 teams
GROENEWEGEN Dylan   -62   4 teams
DEGENKOLB John   -107   5 teams
KITTEL Marcel   -300   8 teams
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   -430   21 teams

1   SafeBet   363
2   Armchair_Cyclist   291
3   Squire   250
4   Hakkie2   238
5   BluesInTheBottle   211
6   Ruvu75   205
7   BikeRacer33   200
8   Laarsland   197
9   JustSomeGuy   181
10   Del1962   180
11   ThePirate81   170
12   Nathanptz   156
13   Vladimir   151
14   LosBrolin   113
15   Googolplex   86
16   Postmanhat   -17
17   GPBlanco   -70
18   Search   -126
19   AG   -135
20   Minessa   -142
20   Tigerion   -142
22   SemirS   -163
23   RattaKuningas   -195
24   Josedin   -213
25   Scrool07   -214
26   Rote_Laterne   -261
27   Mellow_Velo   -272
28   Salvarani   -277
29   Kazistuta   -283
30   Bminchow   -294
31   BicycleBoy   -297
31   Carlo_Algatrensig   -297
33   AmisVelo   -301
34   Leadbelly   -305
35   Comodoro   -308
36   Shalgo   -328
37   Axl   -333
38   Gotland   -355
39   SportingNonsense   -358
40   NorthAmericanScum   -376
41   Fauniera   -458
42   Evans_is_the_Best   -471
42   Yellow_Knight   -471
44   Koronin   -490
45   TotalPackage   -621
   Collective_Wisdom   -297

Don't panic, sprinters' teams, you will get points back another day.

Standings
Scores turned around almost entirely: there are 8 teams who moved either up or down by 20 or more places, Safe Bet going 27 places in the right direction.  The top 3 were respectively 2nd, 5th and 6th yesterday, but otherwise on ly one of yesterday's top ten remains(Bminchow).  The 4 Geraint Thomas teams (who probably were expecting to reap the first of several yellow jersey bonuses today: I did at least) are all in the top 5, but Search, with most of his points coming from Porte, Gaviria and Jungels, is ahead of most of us.

1   SemirS   894
2   Search   737
3   AG   720
4   Armchair_Cyclist   698
5   BikeRacer33   679
6   SafeBet   664
7   Josedin   584
8   Rote_Laterne   549
9   Bminchow   524
9   RattaKuningas   524
11   NorthAmericanScum   522
12   Salvarani   511
13   Hakkie2   508
14   Mellow_Velo   505
15   TotalPackage   496
16   Carlo_Algatrensig   493
17   BicycleBoy   490
18   Koronin   484
19   Leadbelly   482
20   Comodoro   479
20   JustSomeGuy   479
22   Squire   465
23   Axl   459
23   Shalgo   459
25   BluesInTheBottle   450
25   SportingNonsense   450
27   Ruvu75   446
28   Nathanptz   436
29   Gotland   434
30   Del1962   419
31   Kazistuta   412
32   Laarsland   398
33   Minessa   395
33   Tigerion   395
35   Vladimir   389
36   ThePirate81   371
37   Fauniera   364
38   Postmanhat   358
39   Evans_is_the_Best   349
39   Yellow_Knight   349
41   Scrool07   348
42   LosBrolin   333
43   Googolplex   328
44   AmisVelo   281
45   GPBlanco   255
   Collective_Wisdom   493

Tomorrow should be a day when most of the yellow table point changes are a reflection of the green table, but who knows what might happen?
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 10, 2018, 21:32
Stage 4 A fairly standard sprint stage to Sarzeau

Green points
Not many different sprinters were chosen, but so far only one was really a good pick.

GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   80   21 teams
SAGAN Peter   50   0 team
GREIPEL André   35   0 team
GROENEWEGEN Dylan   25   4 teams
VAN AVERMAET Greg   20   0 team
KITTEL Marcel   15   8 teams
PASQUALON Andrea   10   0 team
KRISTOFF Alexander   5   0 team
DEGENKOLB John   3   5 teams
SMITH Dion   2   0 team
DUPONT Timothy   1   0 team

That unique pairing of Gaviria and Kittel is likely to dominate this table most of the rest of this week.

1   TotalPackage   95
2   Koronin   83
2   NorthAmericanScum   83
4   All the other Gaviristas   80
22   Best of the rest (RattaKuningas)   40

Standings
1   TotalPackage   252
2   Comodoro   222
2   Salvarani   222
4   Josedin   219
5   SemirS   214
6   NorthAmericanScum   210
6   Search   210
8   Mellow_Velo   208
9   BicycleBoy   206
10   Leadbelly   205

Yellow points

Jungels loses 30 points purely on accumulated finishing positions, but otherwise the main negative change was Zakarin's misfortune.  We see the first of our selected riders DNFing in g Domont, with the loss of 20 points.  Of course, when riders move down the GC, others move up to replace them and take their projected points, so riders gain points today while not obviously havins improved their race position or placing highly today.

GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   80   21 teams
GROENEWEGEN Dylan   26   4 teams
KITTEL Marcel   20   8 teams
DEGENKOLB John   18   5 teams
BARDET Romain   13   3 teams
NIBALI Vincenzo   12   2 teams
ROGLIC Primoz   12   1 team
MARTIN Daniel   11   11 teams
YATES Adam   10   7 teams
ROLLAND Pierre   10   27 teams
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel   10   1 team
HAGA Chad   10   2 teams
...
DOMONT Axel   -20   1 team
JUNGELS Bob   -30   3 teams
PHINNEY Taylor   -57   1 team
ZAKARIN Ilnur   -71   9 teams


1   NorthAmericanScum   122 (Gaviria, Degenkolb and Rolland)
2   Leadbelly   113 (Gaviria, Martin, Rolland, Haga)
3   Comodoro   112  (Gaviria, Martin, Rolland)
3   Shalgo   112  (Gaviria, Martin, Rolland)
3   TotalPackage   112 (Gaviria, Kittel, Rolland)
6   Mellow_Velo   111
7   BicycleBoy   109
8   Evans_is_the_Best   104
8   Yellow_Knight   104
10   Gotland   103
11   Salvarani   101
12   Axl   100
12   Carlo_Algatrensig   100
14   Fauniera   94
14   Josedin   94
16   Rote_Laterne   93
17   SemirS   88
18   Kazistuta   67
19   Koronin   61
19   Search   61
21   Minessa   51
21   Tigerion   51
23   BikeRacer33   48
23   Scrool07   48
25   GPBlanco   46
25   LosBrolin   46
27   AmisVelo   44
28   AG   38
28   Googolplex   38
30   Postmanhat   31
31   Nathanptz   29
32   RattaKuningas   28
33   Del1962   27
34   BluesInTheBottle   21
35   Armchair_Cyclist   18
36   Bminchow   16
37   Squire   12
38   SportingNonsense   10
39   Vladimir   -39
40   Ruvu75   -41
41   JustSomeGuy   -50
42   Laarsland   -56
43   Hakkie2   -59
44   ThePirate81   -66
45   SafeBet   -97
   Collective_Wisdom   100

Standings

Semir maintains that impressive lead (courtesy of Thomas, Gaviria, Porte and Fuglsang), and the top 5 remain intact, with 4th and 5th swapping.  Zakarin and Jungels based teams fall out of the top ten, leaving space for North American Scum, Mellow Velo and Salvarani, and the rise of the day is shared by the as yet unseparable teams of Evans is the Best and Yellow Knight.

 1   SemirS   982
2   Search   798
3   AG   758
4   BikeRacer33   727
5   Armchair_Cyclist   716
6   Josedin   678
7   NorthAmericanScum   644
8   Rote_Laterne   642
9   Mellow_Velo   616
10   Salvarani   612
11   TotalPackage   608
12   BicycleBoy   599
13   Leadbelly   595
14   Carlo_Algatrensig   593
15   Comodoro   591
16   Shalgo   571
17   SafeBet   567
18   Axl   559
19   RattaKuningas   552
20   Koronin   545
21   Bminchow   540
22   Gotland   537
23   Kazistuta   479
24   Squire   477
25   BluesInTheBottle   471
26   Nathanptz   465
27   SportingNonsense   460
28   Fauniera   458
29   Evans_is_the_Best   453
29   Yellow_Knight   453
31   Hakkie2   449
32   Del1962   446
32   Minessa   446
32   Tigerion   446
35   JustSomeGuy   429
36   Ruvu75   405
37   Scrool07   396
38   Postmanhat   389
39   LosBrolin   379
40   Googolplex   366
41   Vladimir   350
42   Laarsland   342
43   AmisVelo   325
44   ThePirate81   305
45   GPBlanco   301
   Collective_Wisdom   593

Yesterday might bring slightly more change to the tables, but I suspect that the riders most likely to have a dramatic day are not selected in the game.

I haven't posted the spreadsheet yet: here it is. (https://www.dropbox.com/s/15q70x14x3ngm75/Tour%202018%20CQ%20game.xlsx?dl=0)  I probably won't post that link everyday, but that is where it will be staying.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 12, 2018, 00:26
Stage 5 A hilly sprint


Green points
SAGAN Peter   80   0 team
COLBRELLI Sonny   50   0 team
GILBERT Philippe   35   0 team
VAN AVERMAET Greg   25   0 team
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   25   1 team
ALAPHILIPPE Julian   15   0 team
MARTIN Daniel   10   11 teams
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh   3   0 team
PASQUALON Andrea   2   0 team
NIBALI Vincenzo   1   2 teams

Yeah, we weren't really aiming for the expensive puncheurs in our selections, were we?

1   Koronin   25
2   BicycleBoy, Bminchow, Comodoro, Googolplex, Gotland, Laarsland, Leadbelly, LosBrolin, Shalgo, ThePirate81, Vladimir   10
13   AmisVelo, Fauniera   1

1   TotalPackage   252
2   Comodoro   232
3   Salvarani   222
4   Josedin   219
5   Koronin   218
6   BicycleBoy   216
7   Leadbelly   215
8   SemirS   214
9   Shalgo   212
10   Bminchow   210
10   Gotland   210
10   NorthAmericanScum   210
10   Search   210

Yellow points
Gilbert overtakes Thomas, lots of non-climbers slide down the table allowing those we ppicked to move up
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   45   1 team
MARTIN Daniel   28   11 teams
ZAKARIN Ilnur   22   9 teams
MAJKA Rafal   20   5 teams
PORTE Richie   20   36 teams
FUGLSANG Jakob   20 5   teams
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   20   34 teams
IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   15   5 teams
TOLHOEK Antwan   15   2 teams
...
KISERLOVSKI Robert   -20   1   team
HAGA Chad   -21   2   teams
DEGENKOLB John   -47   5   teams
THOMAS Geraint   -60   4   teams

Today's top three all have Martin, Zakarin, Porte and Quintana: those last two are very popular picks, so help most people to have a good day.
1   Laarsland   97
2   ThePirate81   90
3   Vladimir   86
4   Hakkie2   78
4   JustSomeGuy   78
6   Del1962   71
6   Squire   71
8   Josedin   68
9   Ruvu75   67
10   SafeBet   66
11   BluesInTheBottle   64
11   Comodoro   64
11   Rote_Laterne   64
11   Shalgo   64
15   Nathanptz   63
16   Bminchow   62
17   LosBrolin   61
18   Gotland   57
19   BicycleBoy   52
20   Googolplex   51
21   Mellow_Velo   48
22   Search   47
23   SportingNonsense   46
24   Carlo_Algatrensig   43
24   Leadbelly   43
24   Minessa   43
24   Tigerion   43
28   Axl   36
29   TotalPackage   31
30   Scrool07   28
31   Salvarani   26
32   Fauniera   24
33   Evans_is_the_Best   22
33   Yellow_Knight   22
35   Postmanhat   15
36   GPBlanco   11
37   RattaKuningas   10
38   Koronin   5
39   AmisVelo   3
40   NorthAmericanScum   -1
41   Armchair_Cyclist   -9
41   Kazistuta   -9
43   SemirS   -28
44   BikeRacer33   -30
45   AG   -92
   Collective_Wisdom   43

Standings

Search closes the gap to the leader pretty dramatically, while Josedin overtakes most of the Geraint Thomas teams.  Rote Laterne, and, rather less dramatically, Mellow Velo also move the right way among the top ten, which is joined by Comodoro and Bicycle Boy.  Comodoro's 6 place jump is impressive, but beaten by Just Some Guy.

1   SemirS   954
2   Search   845
3   Josedin   746
4   Armchair_Cyclist   707
5   Rote_Laterne   706
6   BikeRacer33   697
7   AG   666
8   Mellow_Velo   664
9   Comodoro   655
10   BicycleBoy   651
11   NorthAmericanScum   643
12   TotalPackage   639
13   Leadbelly   638
13   Salvarani   638
15   Carlo_Algatrensig   636
16   Shalgo   635
17   SafeBet   633
18   Bminchow   602
19   Axl   595
20   Gotland   594
21   RattaKuningas   562
22   Koronin   550
23   Squire   548
24   BluesInTheBottle   535
25   Nathanptz   528
26   Hakkie2   527
27   Del1962   517
28   JustSomeGuy   507
29   SportingNonsense   506
30   Minessa   489
30   Tigerion   489
32   Fauniera   482
33   Evans_is_the_Best   475
33   Yellow_Knight   475
35   Ruvu75   472
36   Kazistuta   470
37   LosBrolin   440
38   Laarsland   439
39   Vladimir   436
40   Scrool07   424
41   Googolplex   417
42   Postmanhat   404
43   ThePirate81   395
44   AmisVelo   328
45   GPBlanco   312
   Collective_Wisdom   636

Isuspect that the riders who might have slipped tomorrow on GC might have already have slipped today, but the time gaps should be more than today, and so the possibilities for the more expensive picks to move about relative to each other are greater.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 13, 2018, 00:55
Stage 6 GC men either stretch their legs or puncture their tyres on the Mur de Bretagne

Green points

MARTIN Daniel   80 pts   11 teams
LATOUR Pierre   50   2 teams
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   35   1 team
ALAPHILIPPE Julian   25   0 team
VAN AVERMAET Greg   20   0 team
MAJKA Rafal   15   5 teams
YATES Adam   10   7 teams
MOLLEMA Bauke   5   0 team
SAGAN Peter   3   0 team
THOMAS Geraint   2   4 teams
ROGLIC Primoz   1   1 team

1   Googolplex   130 (Martin & Latour)
2   BicycleBoy   90 (Martin & Yates)
3   Bminchow, Comodoro, Gotland, Laarsland, Leadbelly, LosBrolin, Shalgo, ThePirate81, Vladimir   80
12   Squire   65 (Latour & Majka)
13   Koronin   35 (Valverde)
14   BluesInTheBottle   25
15   Del1962, Hakkie2, Josedin   15
18   Mellow_Velo, Minessa, Postmanhat, SportingNonsense, Tigerion   10
23   AG, Armchair_Cyclist, BikeRacer33, SemirS   2
27   Salvarani   1
28   The rest   0

After a couple of puncheur stages, Gaviria and Martin is a better combination in this section than Gaviria and Kittel.  That might swing back over the next couple of days.

1   Comodoro   312
2   BicycleBoy   306
3   Leadbelly   295
4   Shalgo   292
5   Bminchow   290
5   Gotland   290
7   Koronin   253
8   TotalPackage   252
9   Josedin   234
10   Salvarani   223


Yellow points
Thomas's 2nd place at the bonus point  is more telling that Dan Martin's 1st at the stage finish, and although none of us suffer from Dumoulin and Kragh Andersen losing so many places, there are lots of points gained by those they slipped past.

THOMAS Geraint   132   4 teams
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   120   1 team
MARTIN Daniel   103   11 teams
LATOUR Pierre   76   2 teams
YATES Adam   36   7 teams
MAJKA Rafal   35   5 teams
FUGLSANG Jakob   20   5 teams
...

TOLHOEK Antwan   -19   2 teams
BARDET Romain   -19   3 teams


1   Googolplex   184
2   Armchair_Cyclist   159
3   Laarsland   142
3   SemirS   142
5   AG   139
6   LosBrolin   135
7   ThePirate81   134
8   BicycleBoy   129
9   Squire   128
10   Vladimir   127
11   BikeRacer33   119
12   Koronin   114
13   Gotland   105
14   Bminchow   102
15   Leadbelly   100
16   Comodoro   99
16   Shalgo   99
18   BluesInTheBottle   93
19   Postmanhat   82
20   Del1962   61
21   Hakkie2   60
22   Minessa   50
22   Tigerion   50
24   JustSomeGuy   44
25   Nathanptz   36
25   SportingNonsense   36
27   Mellow_Velo   32
28   SafeBet   25
29   Ruvu75   19
30   Rote_Laterne   16
30   Scrool07   16
32   Kazistuta   13
33   Josedin   12
34   AmisVelo   5
34   RattaKuningas   5
36   Axl   4
37   Search   2
38   Carlo_Algatrensig   -3
39   GPBlanco   -4
40   NorthAmericanScum   -5
40   TotalPackage   -5
42   Fauniera   -7
43   Salvarani   -9
44   Evans_is_the_Best   -27
44   Yellow_Knight   -27
   Collective_Wisdom   -3

Standings

Over 200 points as a lead is impressive at this stage, but a lot of riders will have a lot of positional changes in GC yet.  The three Thomas teams who could move upwards (Armchair, Bikeracer and AG) all move up 2 places, and are all back in the top 5.  Bicycle Boy also improves his position in the top ten, as Leadbelly and Shalgo join the top ten. Googolplex is not only daily top scorer by both methods: he also has a huge 18 place jump.

1   SemirS   1096
2   Armchair_Cyclist   866
3   Search   847
4   BikeRacer33   816
5   AG   805
6   BicycleBoy   780
7   Josedin   758
8   Comodoro   754
9   Leadbelly   738
10   Shalgo   734
11   Rote_Laterne   722
12   Bminchow   704
13   Gotland   699
14   Mellow_Velo   696
15   Squire   676
16   Koronin   664
17   SafeBet   658
18   NorthAmericanScum   638
19   TotalPackage   634
20   Carlo_Algatrensig   633
21   Salvarani   629
22   BluesInTheBottle   628
23   Googolplex   601
24   Axl   599
25   Hakkie2   587
26   Laarsland   581
27   Del1962   578
28   LosBrolin   575
29   RattaKuningas   567
30   Nathanptz   564
31   Vladimir   563
32   JustSomeGuy   551
33   SportingNonsense   542
34   Minessa   539
34   Tigerion   539
36   ThePirate81   529
37   Ruvu75   491
38   Postmanhat   486
39   Kazistuta   483
40   Fauniera   475
41   Evans_is_the_Best   448
41   Yellow_Knight   448
43   Scrool07   440
44   AmisVelo   333
45   GPBlanco   308
   Collective_Wisdom   633


For the next 2 stages it will be mainly about Green points gained: think of it as the limbo before going into Hell.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 14, 2018, 12:51
Stage 7 Sprint after a gentle ride

I picked a good stage to miss.

Green points

GROENEWEGEN Dylan   80   4 teams
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   50   21 teams
SAGAN Peter   35   0 team
DEMARE Arnaud   25   0 team
VAN AVERMAET Greg   20   0 team
LAPORTE Christophe   15   1 team
DEGENKOLB John   10   5 teams
IMPEY Daryl   5   0 team
GREIPEL André   3   0 team
PASQUALON Andrea   2   0 team
CAVENDISH Mark   1   34 teams


1=   BikeRacer33, GPBlanco, RattaKuningas   81 (Groenewegen and Cavendish)
4   Googolplex   80 (Groenewegen)
5   Josedin   65 (Gaviria and Laporte)
6   Koronin   61 (Gaviria, Degenkolb, Cavendish)
7   NorthAmericanScum   60(Gaviria, Degenkolb)
8   16 teams with Gav'n'Cav   51

1   Comodoro   363
2   BicycleBoy   357
3   Leadbelly   346
4   Shalgo   343
5   Bminchow   341
5   Gotland   341
7   Koronin   314
8   TotalPackage   303
9   Josedin   299
10   Googolplex   277


Yellow points

Highest GC change is at 47th place, and there are only minor changes in the minor categories, so very little to report not accounted for above.

GROENEWEGEN Dylan   95   4 teams
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   50   21 teams
LAPORTE Christophe   15   1 team
DEGENKOLB John   10   5 teams
KANGERT Tanel   2   17 teams
CAVENDISH Mark   1   34 teams
...
LATOUR Pierre   -1   2 teams
MARTIN Daniel   -2   11 teams
FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar   -2   3 teams
KITTEL Marcel   -2   8 teams
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   -3   1 team

So this is basically the green points of the day with slight tweaks:
1   GPBlanco   98
2   RattaKuningas   96
3   BikeRacer33, Googolplex   94
5   Josedin   65
6   Koronin, NorthAmericanScum   58
8   Carlo_Algatrensig, Fauniera, Salvarani   53
11   Bminchow, Evans_is_the_Best, Leadbelly, Mellow_Velo, SemirS, SportingNonsense, TotalPackage, Yellow_Knight   51
19   Rote_Laterne, Search   50
21   Axl,    BicycleBoy, Comodoro, Gotland, Shalgo   49
26   Postmanhat   10
27   Kazistuta   9
28   AG   8
29   Armchair_Cyclist, Hakkie2, Ruvu75   3
32   SafeBet   2
33   AmisVelo, BluesInTheBottle, Del1962, JustSomeGuy, Nathanptz, Squire   1
39   Laarsland, ThePirate81   0
41   LosBrolin, Minessa, Scrool07, Tigerion, Vladimir   -1
   Collective_Wisdom   53


Standings
I think the GC standings I used for the stage 6 update must have been published before Dumoulin's 20 second penalty was applied, so teams with Roglic and Nibali have a 6 point bonus in these standings not accounted for in the daily points above.


I drop a couple of places off the podium, and AG drops 5 in the top ten: Total Package and Ratta Kuningas get 6 place rises.

1   SemirS   1167
2   Search   917
3   BikeRacer33   910
4   Armchair_Cyclist   869
5   BicycleBoy   849
6   Josedin   843
7   Comodoro   823
8   AG   813
9   Leadbelly   809
10   Shalgo   803
11   Rote_Laterne   792
12   Bminchow   775
13   Gotland   768
14   Mellow_Velo   767
15   Koronin   737
16   NorthAmericanScum   716
17   Salvarani   708
18   Carlo_Algatrensig   706
19   TotalPackage   705
20   Googolplex   695
21   Squire   677
22   Axl   668
23   RattaKuningas   663
24   SafeBet   660
25   BluesInTheBottle   629
26   SportingNonsense   613
27   Hakkie2   590
28   Laarsland   581
29   Del1962   579
30   LosBrolin   574
31   Nathanptz   565
32   Vladimir   562
33   Fauniera   554
34   JustSomeGuy   552
35   Minessa   538
35   Tigerion   538
37   ThePirate81   529
38   Evans_is_the_Best   519
38   Yellow_Knight   519
40   Postmanhat   496
41   Ruvu75   494
42   Kazistuta   492
43   Scrool07   439
44   GPBlanco   406
45   AmisVelo   340
   Collective_Wisdom   706

And today is unlikely to be any more interesting.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 14, 2018, 18:55
Stage 8 Another stately approach, except for Dan Martin, to a head-bump and a sprint.


Green points

GROENEWEGEN Dylan   80pts   4 teams
SAGAN Peter   50   0
DEGENKOLB John   35   5
KRISTOFF Alexander   25   0
VAN AVERMAET Greg   20   0
DEMARE Arnaud   15   0
BOUDAT Thomas   10   1
ARNDT Nikias   5   1
CAVENDISH Mark   3   34
LAMPAERT Yves   2   0
PASQUALON Andrea   1   0

Degenkolb has been quietly collecting minor points on several stages, and giving some value to the teams that picked him.  Groenewegen might yet prove a better investment than the rather cheaper Gaviria as an expensive sprint option, especially if the latter continues to get relegated.



1   BikeRacer33, GPBlanco, RattaKuningas   83
4   Googolplex   80
5   Kazistuta, Koronin   38
7   AG, NorthAmericanScum, Postmanhat   35
10   Scrool07   13
11   Bminchow   8
12   27 Cavendish teams   3

Standings
1   Comodoro   366
2   BicycleBoy   360
3   Googolplex   357
4   Koronin   352
5   Bminchow   349
5   Leadbelly   349
7   Shalgo   346
8   Gotland   344
9   TotalPackage   306
10   NorthAmericanScum   305

Googolplex infiltrates the Gaviristas


Yellow points

The drop of Alaphilippe hurts no team, but gives a sizeable GC point boost to many.  Dan Martin's fall is also, more modestly, good for others, but there are some teams that pay for that.  Again, there are minor changes in the other classifications that contribute to today's gains and losses.

GROENEWEGEN Dylan   100   4 teams
DEGENKOLB John   38   5 teams
JUNGELS Bob   30   3 teams
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   28   1 team
MAJKA Rafal   20   5 teams
FUGLSANG Jakob   20   5 teams
PORTE Richie   20   36 teams
BOUDAT Thomas   11   1 team
...
PAUWELS Serge   -7   2 teams
BOUET Maxime   -12   1 team
MARTIN Daniel   -20   11 teams


A rare day on which no-one, not even the Dan Martin teams, have a nett loss.
1   RattaKuningas   138
2   BikeRacer33   125
3   Googolplex   101
4   GPBlanco   99
5   Koronin   71
6   Kazistuta   65
7   NorthAmericanScum   62
8   Postmanhat   60
9   AG   58
10   SafeBet   57
11   Search   52
12   Hakkie2   50
13   Del1962   49
13   JustSomeGuy   49
15   Nathanptz   47
16   BluesInTheBottle   45
17   Rote_Laterne   44
18   SemirS   43
18   Squire   43
20   Scrool07   36
21   Ruvu75   32
21   Salvarani   32
23   Armchair_Cyclist   30
23   Josedin   30
25   Carlo_Algatrensig   28
25   TotalPackage   28
27   Mellow_Velo   27
27   Minessa   27
27   Tigerion   27
30   Axl   25
31   AmisVelo   14
32   Fauniera   12
33   Bminchow   11
34   Vladimir   9
35   Leadbelly   8
36   Comodoro   7
36   Evans_is_the_Best   7
36   LosBrolin   7
36   Shalgo   7
36   SportingNonsense   7
36   Yellow_Knight   7
42   Gotland   5
42   ThePirate81   5
44   BicycleBoy   3
45   Laarsland   0
   Collective_Wisdom   28

Standings

A couple of wins for Groenewegen list BikeRacer to be the closest challenger to Semir's dominance, and in the top 10 Josedin and AG head in the right direction, while Rote Laterne joins the party.  Ratta Kuningas is the fastest riser (10 places) on his own today, having shared the honour yesterday.

1   SemirS   1210
2   BikeRacer33   1035
3   Search   969
4   Armchair_Cyclist   899
5   Josedin   873
6   AG   871
7   BicycleBoy   852
8   Rote_Laterne   836
9   Comodoro   830
10   Leadbelly   817
11   Shalgo   810
12   Koronin   808
13   RattaKuningas   801
14   Googolplex   796
15   Mellow_Velo   794
16   Bminchow   786
17   NorthAmericanScum   778
18   Gotland   773
19   Salvarani   740
20   Carlo_Algatrensig   734
21   TotalPackage   733
22   Squire   720
23   SafeBet   717
24   Axl   693
25   BluesInTheBottle   674
26   Hakkie2   640
27   Del1962   628
28   SportingNonsense   620
29   Nathanptz   612
30   JustSomeGuy   601
31   Laarsland   581
31   LosBrolin   581
33   Vladimir   571
34   Fauniera   566
35   Minessa   565
35   Tigerion   565
37   Kazistuta   557
38   Postmanhat   556
39   ThePirate81   534
40   Evans_is_the_Best   526
40   Ruvu75   526
40   Yellow_Knight   526
43   GPBlanco   505
44   Scrool07   475
45   AmisVelo   354
   Collective_Wisdom   734

After 2 days of racing limbo, they visit at least the gates of hell tomorrow.  Something big will happen, but who knows what.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 15, 2018, 22:19
Stage 9 Cobbles to Roubaix

With one notable exception, that was remarkably underwhelming in its effect on the game and the 3 week race, gripping to watch as it was.

Green points 

DEGENKOLB John   80   5 team
VAN AVERMAET Greg   70   0 team
LAMPAERT Yves   35   0 team
GILBERT Philippe   25   0 team
SAGAN Peter   15   0 team
STUYVEN Jasper   10   0 team
JUNGELS Bob   5   3 teams
GREIPEL André   3   0 team
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald   2   0 team
DUPONT Timothy   1   0 team

The best cobbles specialists are expensive, and don't get many points in Grand Tours, so the shortage of point earners shouldn't be a surprise

1   AG, Kazistuta, Koronin, NorthAmericanScum, Postmanhat   80
6   RattaKuningas, SafeBe, Search   5

Standings
Koronin and NAS have been picking up a few points from Degenkolb over the week, and got the big points today to add to those they already had from Gaviria.  The highest positioned other scorer today is Search in 15th.
1   Koronin   432
2   NorthAmericanScum   385
3   Comodoro   366
4   BicycleBoy   360
5   Googolplex   357
6   Bminchow   349
6   Leadbelly   349
8   Shalgo   346
9   Gotland   344
10   TotalPackage   306


Yellow points

All but 9 teams (Amis Velo, Evans is the Best, Fauniera, GP Blanco, Koronin, Postmanhat, RattaKuningas, Sporting Nonsense, Yellow Knight) have effectively seen 21% of their budget sitting in tears on a kerb 10km from Arras.

Against most expectations, it was the riders who didn't really have much concern about their GC position that lost places today, so most of the important picks in the game (other than Porte, obviously) actually gained prospective points.  Van Garderen and Uran dropping down the classification gifts points galore, but none of our teams were penalised by that.

DEGENKOLB John   82   5 teams
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   60   1 team
MAJKA Rafal   60   5 teams
YATES Adam   60   7 teams
FUGLSANG Jakob   50   5 teams
JUNGELS Bob   35   3 teams
NIBALI Vincenzo   30   2 teams
ROGLIC Primoz   26   1 team
BARDET Romain   23   3 teams
KRUIJSWIJK Steven   22   11 teams
KANGERT Tanel   21   17 teams
PAUWELS Serge   21   2 teams
BOUDAT Thomas   16   1 team
ZAKARIN Ilnur   16   9 teams
MARTIN Daniel   14   11 teams
MOINARD Amaël   13   2 teams
BOUET Maxime   12   1 team
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   10   34
...
LATOUR Pierre   -11   2 teams
IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   -14   5 teams
MARTIN Tony   -20   1 team
VICHOT Arthur   -25   1 team
PORTE Richie   -160   36 teams


The loss of Porte was more than the gains for all 36 teams who had picked the most popular rider in the game.
1   Postmanhat   177 (Degenkolb, Yates, Fuglsang, but Vichot)
2   Koronin   128 (Degenkolb, Valverde, but Izaguirre)
3   GPBlanco   87
4   SportingNonsense   86
5   Fauniera   74
6   RattaKuningas   69
7   AmisVelo   64
8   Evans_is_the_Best   33
8   Yellow_Knight   33
10   BluesInTheBottle   -30
11   Kazistuta   -43
12   Hakkie2   -49
13   Squire   -54
14   NorthAmericanScum   -66
15   Laarsland   -74
15   Nathanptz   -74
15   SafeBet   -74
18   JustSomeGuy   -80
19   Ruvu75   -81
20   Josedin   -84
21   BicycleBoy   -86
21   Mellow_Velo   -86
23   Minessa   -87
23   Tigerion   -87
25   Search   -93
26   Rote_Laterne   -96
27   AG   -99
27   ThePirate81   -99
29   Del1962   -100
30   Carlo_Algatrensig   -103
30   Vladimir   -103
32   Bminchow   -109
32   Salvarani   -109
34   SemirS   -110
35   Leadbelly   -111
36   Scrool07   -113
37   TotalPackage   -126
38   Axl   -128
38   LosBrolin   -128
40   Comodoro   -132
40   Googolplex   -132
40   Shalgo   -132
43   Gotland   -136
44   Armchair_Cyclist   -139
45   BikeRacer33   -156
   Collective_Wisdom   -103


Standings

Koronin and Ratta Kuningas enter the top ten on jumps of 10 and 8 places respectively, and other than the imperious Semir everyone in this mornings top ten drops places.  Koronin's jump is exceeded by Fauniera (11 places), SportingNonsense (14), GPBlanco   (15) and by Postmanhat, with an amazing 27 place vault.

1   SemirS   1100
2   Koronin   936
3   BikeRacer33   879
4   Search   876
5   RattaKuningas   870
6   Josedin   789
7   AG   772
8   BicycleBoy   766
9   Armchair_Cyclist   760
10   Rote_Laterne   740
11   Postmanhat   733
12   NorthAmericanScum   712
13   Mellow_Velo   708
14   Leadbelly   706
14   SportingNonsense   706
16   Comodoro   698
17   Shalgo   678
18   Bminchow   677
19   Squire   666
20   Googolplex   664
21   BluesInTheBottle   644
22   SafeBet   643
23   Fauniera   640
24   Gotland   637
25   Carlo_Algatrensig   631
25   Salvarani   631
27   TotalPackage   607
28   GPBlanco   592
29   Hakkie2   591
30   Axl   565
31   Evans_is_the_Best   559
31   Yellow_Knight   559
33   Nathanptz   538
34   Del1962   528
35   JustSomeGuy   521
36   Kazistuta   514
37   Laarsland   507
38   Minessa   478
38   Tigerion   478
40   Vladimir   468
41   LosBrolin   453
42   Ruvu75   445
43   ThePirate81   435
44   AmisVelo   418
45   Scrool07   362
   Collective_Wisdom   631

I might find time for some stats tomorrow, but current tables are of course before they have even seen anything more than a small hill, so everything still to play for, even for the 80% of us who have lost one of our key riders.