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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.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 17, 2018, 21:46
Stage 10 First mountains, first breakaway stage

Green points
ALAPHILIPPE Julian   80pts   0 teams
IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   50   5
VAN AVERMAET Greg   45   0
TAARAMÄE Rein   35   0
PAUWELS Serge   15   2
CALMEJANE Lilian   10   0
MARTIN Daniel   5   11
ROGLIC Primoz   3   1
GAUDU David   2   20
THOMAS Geraint   1   4

1   LosBrolin   55
2   Del1962, NorthAmericanScum   52
4   Armchair_Cyclist   51
5   Koronin   50
6   Laarsland   20
7   GPBlanco   17
8   Martin + Gaudu   7
12   Dan Martin teams   5
18   Gaudu teams   2
30   Thomas teams   1
33   The rest   0

Standings: 
Gaviria and Degenkiolb got Koronin and NAS to the top of the table: they also share Izagirre to extend their lead.
1   Koronin   482
2   NorthAmericanScum   437
3   Comodoro   371
4   BicycleBoy   365
5   Googolplex   364
6   Bminchow   356
7   Leadbelly   354
8   Gotland   351
8   Shalgo   351
10   TotalPackage   308

Yellow points

No real progress for anyone, but as Gilbert, Kragh Andersen etc drop, others gain points. There were real losses, however, for Jungels and Majka.

VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   90   1 team
FUGLSANG Jakob   90   5 teams
IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   77   5 teams
PAUWELS Serge   76   2 teams
YATES Adam   50   7 teams
NIBALI Vincenzo   50   2 teams
ROGLIC Primoz   43   1 team
KRUIJSWIJK Steven   36   11 teams
LATOUR Pierre   27   2 teams
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   27   34 teams
GAUDU David   22   20 teams
BARDET Romain   22   3 teams
MARTIN Daniel   17   11 teams
GESINK Robert   10   3 teams
...
BOUDAT Thomas   -17   1 team
ROLLAND Pierre   -26   27 teams
JUNGELS Bob   -30   3 teams
MAJKA Rafal   -140   5 teams

Top of the daily changes for the second time in a row for Postmanhat.
1   Postmanhat   171 (Fuglsang, Yates, Quintana)
2   Koronin   167 (Valverde Izagirre)
3   GPBlanco   160 (Pauwels, Kruijswijk, Gaudu and Bardet)
4   LosBrolin   157 (Izagirre, Kruijswijk, Qunitana and Martin)
5   Nathanptz   127
6   JustSomeGuy   118
7   Rote_Laterne   113
8   NorthAmericanScum   109
9   SportingNonsense   104
10   Laarsland   103
11   SemirS   91
12   Fauniera   89
13   Armchair_Cyclist   83
14   Evans_is_the_Best   81
15   AmisVelo   77
16   Axl   73
16   Minessa   73
18   Scrool07   68
19   BicycleBoy   67
20   Gotland   66
21   Kazistuta   59
22   ThePirate81   53
22   Vladimir   53
24   Ruvu75   52
25   Mellow_Velo   51
25   Tigerion   51
27   Yellow_Knight   49
28   Bminchow   48
29   Googolplex   44
30   Salvarani   43
31   Carlo_Algatrensig   41
32   Search   33
33   TotalPackage   27
34   Leadbelly   22
35   Comodoro   18
35   Shalgo   18
37   AG   11
38   SafeBet   -20
39   BikeRacer33   -25
39   RattaKuningas   -25
41   Del1962   -40
42   BluesInTheBottle   -41
43   Squire   -72
44   Hakkie2   -108
45   Josedin   -142
   Collective_Wisdom   63

Standings

We now have 2 front-runners rather than one, but with very different tactics, while Search moves onto the podium behind them.  Postmanhat and NAS were in the first two places outside the top ten, know they are in it. GPBlanco's jump of 14 places is the best of the day.

1   SemirS   1191
2   Koronin   1103
3   Search   909
4   Postmanhat   904
5   BikeRacer33   854
6   Rote_Laterne   853
7   RattaKuningas   845
8   Armchair_Cyclist   843
9   BicycleBoy   833
10   NorthAmericanScum   821
11   SportingNonsense   810
12   AG   783
13   Mellow_Velo   759
14   GPBlanco   752
15   Fauniera   729
16   Leadbelly   728
17   Bminchow   725
18   Comodoro   716
19   Googolplex   708
20   Gotland   703
21   Shalgo   696
22   Salvarani   674
23   Carlo_Algatrensig   672
24   Nathanptz   665
25   Josedin   647
26   Evans_is_the_Best   640
27   JustSomeGuy   639
28   Axl   638
29   TotalPackage   634
30   SafeBet   623
31   Laarsland   610
31   LosBrolin   610
33   Yellow_Knight   608
34   BluesInTheBottle   603
35   Squire   594
36   Kazistuta   573
37   Minessa   551
38   Tigerion   529
39   Vladimir   521
40   Ruvu75   497
41   AmisVelo   495
42   Del1962   488
42   ThePirate81   488
44   Hakkie2   483
45   Scrool07   430
   Collective_Wisdom   694

Today it was Majka and Jungels: who will lose time and position on tomorrow's first summit finish.  Or might somebody actually move forwards other than by default?
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 18, 2018, 21:00
Stage 11 The first MTF

Green points

THOMAS Geraint   100pts   4 teams
DUMOULIN Tom   50   0
FROOME Chris   35   0
CARUSO Damiano   25   0
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel   15   1
MARTIN Daniel   10   11
HERRADA LOPEZ Jesus   5   0
BARDET Romain   3   3
NIBALI Vincenzo   2   2
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   1   34


Woo-hoo
1   Armchair_Cyclist   101
2   AG, BikeRacer33, SemirS   100
5   Ruvu75   16
6   DMartin and Quintana   11
14   D Martin teams    10
17   Evans_is_the_Best   4
17   Yellow_Knight   4
19   AmisVelo   3
19   Fauniera   3
19   GPBlanco   3
22   Remaining Quintanistas   1


Standings
1   Koronin   482
2   NorthAmericanScum   437
3   Comodoro   382
4   BicycleBoy   375
5   Googolplex   374
6   SemirS   371
7   Bminchow   366
8   Leadbelly   365
9   Gotland   362
9   Shalgo   362
Semir is the only Thomas team to barge into the ten: all the others bar the top 2 at least have Dan Martin.

Yellow points

So those who look like they will be top ten at the end of the race get themselves into the serious GC positions, and those who won't vacate those positions with a big loss of points.
Cavendish and Kittel represent a modestly expensive loss of any future points for a large number of teams, and an significantly priced loss for a smaller group respectively.

THOMAS Geraint   250 pts   4 teams
NIBALI Vincenzo   142   2
ROGLIC Primoz   130   1
KRUIJSWIJK Steven   130   11
BARDET Romain   93   3
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   87   34
MARTIN Daniel   82   11
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel   62   1
ZAKARIN Ilnur   38   9
...
IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   -19   5
KITTEL Marcel   -20   8
CAVENDISH Mark   -20   34
RENSHAW Mark   -20   2
MAJKA Rafal   -55   5
YATES Adam   -136   7
FUGLSANG Jakob   -190   5
JUNGELS Bob   -190   3
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   -240   1


There will be significant changes to follow, but probably no day with as big a range of daily changes as today.

Woo-hoo again.

1   Armchair_Cyclist   307 (Thomas and Quintana, but Cavendish and Izagirre)
2   Ruvu75   306 (Kruijswijk, Quintana, Nieve and Zakarin)
3   LosBrolin   260 (Kruijswijk, Quintana and Martin,  but Cavendish and Izagirre)
4   Laarsland   231
5   BikeRacer33   229
6   AG   227
7   Fauniera   223
8   GPBlanco   222
9   ThePirate81   217
10   Carlo_Algatrensig   206
11   Axl   194
12   AmisVelo   192
13   Squire   184
13   Vladimir   184
15   Scrool07   173
16   Kazistuta   170
17   Leadbelly   158
18   Evans_is_the_Best   151
19   Shalgo   148
20   Gotland   143
21   Yellow_Knight   141
22   Comodoro   128
23   Salvarani   113
24   Bminchow   104
24   NorthAmericanScum   104
26   Googolplex   98
27   Hakkie2   53
28   TotalPackage   50
29   SemirS   40
30   Search   27
31   Nathanptz   6
32   Del1962   -14
33   SportingNonsense   -37
34   SafeBet   -56
35   Mellow_Velo   -70
36   BicycleBoy   -74
37   Josedin   -77
38   Tigerion   -90
39   JustSomeGuy   -92
40   Minessa   -96
41   Rote_Laterne   -110
42   BluesInTheBottle   -130
43   RattaKuningas   -134
44   Postmanhat   -228
45   Koronin   -279
   Collective_Wisdom   200

Standings

So much for my suggestion yesterday that Koronin had joined Semir in a breakaway pair: he dropped 16 places today. 
The 4 Thomas teams occupy the 4 top places, with those of us in 2nd to 4th having risen by 6,2 and 8 places respectively; GPBlanco, Fauniera and Carlo Algatrensig follow AG into the top ten with even bigger jumps, but they are all in the shade of 20 place jumps for Los Brolin and Ruvu75.

1   SemirS   1231
2   Armchair_Cyclist   1150
3   BikeRacer33   1083
4   AG   1010
5   GPBlanco   974
6   Fauniera   952
7   Search   936
8   NorthAmericanScum   925
9   Leadbelly   886
10   Carlo_Algatrensig   878
11   LosBrolin   870
12   Gotland   846
13   Comodoro   844
13   Shalgo   844
15   Laarsland   841
16   Axl   832
17   Bminchow   829
18   Koronin   824
19   Googolplex   806
20   Ruvu75   803
21   Evans_is_the_Best   791
22   Salvarani   787
23   Squire   778
24   SportingNonsense   773
25   BicycleBoy   759
26   Yellow_Knight   749
27   Kazistuta   743
27   Rote_Laterne   743
29   RattaKuningas   711
30   ThePirate81   705
30   Vladimir   705
32   Mellow_Velo   689
33   AmisVelo   687
34   TotalPackage   684
35   Postmanhat   676
36   Nathanptz   671
37   Scrool07   603
38   Josedin   570
39   SafeBet   567
40   JustSomeGuy   547
41   Hakkie2   536
42   Del1962   474
43   BluesInTheBottle   473
44   Minessa   455
45   Tigerion   439
   Collective_Wisdom   894

How far are we towards the sorting being done? At least a partial answer tomorrow.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 20, 2018, 11:55
Stage 12 Alpe d'Huez

Green points
Very similar to yesterday really

THOMAS Geraint   100pts   4 teams
DUMOULIN Tom   50   0
BARDET Romain   35   3
FROOME Chris   25   0
LANDA MEANA Mikel   15   0
ROGLIC Primoz   10   1
NIBALI Vincenzo   5   2
FUGLSANG Jakob   3   5
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   2   34
KRUIJSWIJK Steven   1   11

1   SemirS   103
2   Armchair_Cyclist   102
3   AG   , BikeRacer33   100
5   Evans_is_the_Best, Yellow_Knight   37
7   GPBlanco   36
8   Salvarani   10
9   AmisVelo, Fauniera   7
11   Nathanptz   6
12   JustSomeGuy, Postmanhat, Rote_Laterne   5
15   8 teams   3
23   17 teams   2

Standings
1   Koronin   482
2   SemirS   474
3   NorthAmericanScum   438
4   BikeRacer33   436
5   AG   418
6   Comodoro   384
7   BicycleBoy   375
8   Googolplex   374
9   Leadbelly   367
10   Bminchow   366

Geraint Thomas teams now in 2nd, 4th and 5th, probably with a few more yellow jersey bonuses to come, but Degenkolb (AG, Koronin, NAS and 2 other teams) is about as good a sprinter as anyone still in the game (Laporte and Arndt are on one team each, Guarnieri (if we have really looking that far down the list of sprinters) is on 6)

Yellow points
After the huge shake-up yesterday, there wasn't much left to filter today, but a couple of notable position swaps and the downward drift of Caruso, Yates, Pozzovivo and Pauwels gift some points.  Otherwise non-finishing sprinters losing their putative green jersey and finisher points are the main impact of the day.

THOMAS Geraint   125pts   4 teams
BARDET Romain   95   3
ROLLAND Pierre   27   27
GAUDU David   26   20
KANGERT Tanel   23   17
LATOUR Pierre   22   2
DEGENKOLB John   20   5
GESINK Robert   20   3
JUNGELS Bob   20   3
FUGLSANG Jakob   13   5
IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   12   5
ROGLIC Primoz   10   1
...
ZAKARIN Ilnur   -10   9
MOINARD Amaël   -13   2
YATES Adam   -29   7
PAUWELS Serge   -31   2
GROENEWEGEN Dylan   -55   4
KRUIJSWIJK Steven   -57   11
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   -70   21

1   Armchair_Cyclist   189 (Thomas, Rolland, Kangert)
2   AG   165 (Thomas, Degenkolb, Gesink)
3   BikeRacer33   97 (Thomas and Rolland, but Groenewegen)
4   AmisVelo   83 (Rolland, Gaudu and Kangert)
5   Evans_is_the_Best   73
6   Hakkie2   70
7   Del1962   69
8   SemirS   68
9   SafeBet   62
10   JustSomeGuy   58
11   Googolplex   45
12   Vladimir   34
13   Minessa   26
13   Squire   26
13   Yellow_Knight   26
16   Kazistuta   18
17   RattaKuningas   17
17   ThePirate81   17
19   Salvarani   16
20   Laarsland   13
21   Postmanhat   8
21   TotalPackage   8
23   Rote_Laterne   5
24   BluesInTheBottle   1
24   GPBlanco   1
26   Tigerion   0
27   Josedin   -10
28   Nathanptz   -15
29   Leadbelly   -16
30   Ruvu75   -24
31   Bminchow   -29
32   Scrool07   -31
33   Comodoro   -39
33   Shalgo   -39
35   Gotland   -40
36   LosBrolin   -41
37   NorthAmericanScum   -42
38   Koronin   -43
39   Fauniera   -53
40   Mellow_Velo   -70
41   Carlo_Algatrensig   -75
42   SportingNonsense   -81
43   BicycleBoy   -97
44   Axl   -105
44   Search   -105
   Collective_Wisdom   -49

Standings
Well, I though someone might dislodge Semir eventually, but I didn't expect that...
The Thomas teams pull out a bit of a gap on the rest of the field, but Froome may have it in him to remove 150 points from their tallies when SDB gives the command.  Evans is the Best and Laarsland appear in the top ten, EitB with the daily best 12 place hop.

1   Armchair_Cyclist   1339
2   SemirS   1299
3   BikeRacer33   1180
4   AG   1175
5   GPBlanco   975
6   Fauniera   899
7   NorthAmericanScum   883
8   Leadbelly   870
9   Evans_is_the_Best   864
10   Laarsland   854
11   Googolplex   851
12   Search   831
13   LosBrolin   829
14   Gotland   806
15   Comodoro   805
15   Shalgo   805
17   Squire   804
18   Carlo_Algatrensig   803
18   Salvarani   803
20   Bminchow   800
21   Koronin   781
22   Ruvu75   779
23   Yellow_Knight   775
24   AmisVelo   770
25   Kazistuta   761
26   Rote_Laterne   748
27   Vladimir   739
28   RattaKuningas   728
29   Axl   727
30   ThePirate81   722
31   SportingNonsense   692
31   TotalPackage   692
33   Postmanhat   684
34   BicycleBoy   662
35   Nathanptz   656
36   SafeBet   629
37   Mellow_Velo   619
38   Hakkie2   606
39   JustSomeGuy   605
40   Scrool07   572
41   Josedin   560
42   Del1962   543
43   Minessa   481
44   BluesInTheBottle   474
45   Tigerion   439
   Collective_Wisdom   845

Expecting low scores tomorrow, with little likelihood of GC action and the most relevant sprinters for the game out of the race.


Sorry: just found it completed but without having pressed 'Post'.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 20, 2018, 19:55
Stage 13 Out of the Alps, a sprint with few sprinters left

Green points
The popular sprinters are no longer in the race, but Degenkolb continues to be reliable.
SAGAN Peter   80   0
KRISTOFF Alexander   50   0
DEMARE Arnaud   35   0
DEGENKOLB John   25   5
THOMAS Geraint   20   4
VAN AVERMAET Greg   15   0
LAMPAERT Yves   10   0
CORT NIELSEN Magnus   5   0
PASQUALON Andrea   3   0
COLBRELLI Sonny   2   0
PHINNEY Taylor   1   1

1   AG   45
2   Koronin   26
3   Kazistuta, NorthAmericanScum, Postmanhat   25
6   Armchair_Cyclist, BikeRacer33, SemirS   20
that's it

AG, Postmanhat and Koronin, who are by some distance the lowest three on in the popularity rankings, all feature today (and have done throughout the race)


Standings
1   Koronin   508
2   SemirS   494
3   AG   463
3   NorthAmericanScum   463
5   BikeRacer33   456
6   Comodoro   384
7   BicycleBoy   375
8   Googolplex   374
9   Leadbelly   367
10   Bminchow   366
Top 5 all scored today

Yellow points
Other than everyone bar Thomas, Froome and Dumoulin moving up one due to Nibali's DNF, the highest GC change is in 23rd.

BARDET Romain   30pts   3 teams
ROGLIC Primoz   30   1
KRUIJSWIJK Steven   30   11
DEGENKOLB John   25   5
THOMAS Geraint   20   4
FUGLSANG Jakob   20   5
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   20   34
MARTIN Daniel   19   11
JUNGELS Bob   10   3
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel   10   1
ZAKARIN Ilnur   10   9
...
NIBALI Vincenzo   -320    2 teams


See those 2 at the bottom, the only Nibali teams?  They were first and second overall in this game last year: how the mighty have fallen.

1   Ruvu75   78
2   Kazistuta   75
3   LosBrolin   73
4   Nathanptz   72
5   Postmanhat   71
5   Squire   71
7   GPBlanco   64
8   Search   60
9   NorthAmericanScum   59
10   Carlo_Algatrensig   58
11   Laarsland   57
12   ThePirate81   55
13   Armchair_Cyclist   52
14   Axl   50
14   JustSomeGuy   50
14   Vladimir   50
14   Yellow_Knight   50
18   Evans_is_the_Best   48
18   SafeBet   48
18   Scrool07   48
21   Leadbelly   47
22   AG   45
23   Rote_Laterne   42
24   Comodoro   41
24   Hakkie2   41
24   Shalgo   41
27   SemirS   40
28   RattaKuningas   38
29   Gotland   37
29   Koronin   37
31   Salvarani   36
32   Bminchow   33
33   Googolplex   31
34   SportingNonsense   30
35   Del1962   29
36   TotalPackage   26
37   BluesInTheBottle   25
38   Mellow_Velo   24
38   Tigerion   24
40   BikeRacer33   22
40   Minessa   22
42   BicycleBoy   21
43   Josedin   7
44   Fauniera   -293
45   AmisVelo   -294
   Collective_Wisdom   56

Standings
Poor Fauniera and Amis Velo lost 33 and 20 places respectively. 
AG bumps BikeRacer33 off the podium, Los Brolin gets in the top ten, and Ruvu75 is the 7-position jumper of the day.

1   Armchair_Cyclist   1391
2   SemirS   1339
3   AG   1220
4   BikeRacer33   1202
5   GPBlanco   1039
6   NorthAmericanScum   942
7   Leadbelly   917
8   Evans_is_the_Best   912
9   Laarsland   911
10   LosBrolin   902
11   Search   891
12   Googolplex   882
13   Squire   875
14   Carlo_Algatrensig   861
15   Ruvu75   857
16   Comodoro   846
16   Shalgo   846
18   Gotland   843
19   Salvarani   839
20   Kazistuta   836
21   Bminchow   833
22   Yellow_Knight   825
23   Koronin   818
24   Rote_Laterne   790
25   Vladimir   789
26   Axl   777
26   ThePirate81   777
28   RattaKuningas   766
29   Postmanhat   755
30   Nathanptz   728
31   SportingNonsense   722
32   TotalPackage   718
33   BicycleBoy   683
34   SafeBet   677
35   JustSomeGuy   655
36   Hakkie2   647
37   Mellow_Velo   643
38   Scrool07   620
39   Fauniera   606
40   Del1962   572
41   Josedin   567
42   Minessa   503
43   BluesInTheBottle   499
44   AmisVelo   476
45   Tigerion   463
   Collective_Wisdom   901


Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 22, 2018, 12:37
Stage 14 Mende

Green points

FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar   80pts   3 teams
ALAPHILIPPE Julian   50   0
STUYVEN Jasper   35   0
SAGAN Peter   25   0
THOMAS Geraint   20   4
CARUSO Damiano   15   0
GESCHKE Simon   10   0
EDET Nicolas   5   0
CALMEJANE Lilian   3   0
IMPEY Daryl   2   0
DE GENDT Thomas   1   1


1   BikeRacer33   100
2   Axl, NorthAmericanScum   80
4   AG, Armchair_Cyclist, SemirS   20
7   Yellow_Knight   1

Standings
A change of leader,  the Fraile/Thomas combination, plus points from Groenewegen before his withdrawal, doing the job for BikeRacer.

1   BikeRacer33   556
2   NorthAmericanScum   543
3   SemirS   514
4   Koronin   508
5   AG   483
6   Comodoro   384
7   BicycleBoy   375
8   Googolplex   374
9   Leadbelly   367
10   Bminchow   366


Yellow points

FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar   80pts   3 teams
THOMAS Geraint   20   4
FUGLSANG Jakob   20   5
ROLLAND Pierre   12   27
...
VICHOT Arthur   -11   1
MOINARD Amaël   -11   2
YATES Adam   -12   7
MAJKA Rafal   -13   5
GESINK Robert   -15   3
IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   -16   5
BEVIN Patrick   -20   3
MARTIN Daniel   -21   11

1   BikeRacer33   112
2   NorthAmericanScum   68
3   Axl   65
4   SemirS   40
5   Nathanptz   32
6   JustSomeGuy   24
7   Rote_Laterne   15
8   Carlo_Algatrensig   6
8   RattaKuningas   6
8   Ruvu75   6
8   SafeBet   6
12   AG   5
13   Kazistuta   4
14   Yellow_Knight   2
15   Mellow_Velo   0
15   Search   0
15   Tigerion   0
18   AmisVelo   -2
18   TotalPackage   -2
20   Postmanhat   -3
21   Minessa   -8
21   Scrool07   -8
23   Shalgo   -9
24   Armchair_Cyclist   -10
25   Hakkie2   -15
25   Leadbelly   -15
27   Squire   -16
28   Fauniera   -17
28   Josedin   -17
30   Koronin   -18
31   SportingNonsense   -20
32   GPBlanco   -22
32   Salvarani   -22
34   Evans_is_the_Best   -23
34   Googolplex   -23
34   Laarsland   -23
37   Del1962   -25
38   ThePirate81   -27
39   Vladimir   -28
40   Comodoro   -29
40   Gotland   -29
42   BicycleBoy   -33
42   BluesInTheBottle   -33
44   Bminchow   -35
45   LosBrolin   -37
   Collective_Wisdom   -2

Standings
Just 2 points in it now: Izaguirre and Bevin lost most of my lead, BikeRacer onto the podium, Search into the top ten and Axl gets a 10 place improvement.

1   Armchair_Cyclist   1381
2   SemirS   1379
3   BikeRacer33   1314
4   AG   1225
5   GPBlanco   1017
6   NorthAmericanScum   1010
7   Leadbelly   902
8   Search   891
9   Evans_is_the_Best   889
10   Laarsland   888
11   Carlo_Algatrensig   867
12   LosBrolin   865
13   Ruvu75   863
14   Googolplex   859
14   Squire   859
16   Axl   842
17   Kazistuta   840
18   Shalgo   837
19   Yellow_Knight   827
20   Comodoro   817
20   Salvarani   817
22   Gotland   814
23   Rote_Laterne   805
24   Koronin   800
25   Bminchow   798
26   RattaKuningas   772
27   Vladimir   761
28   Nathanptz   760
29   Postmanhat   752
30   ThePirate81   750
31   TotalPackage   716
32   SportingNonsense   702
33   SafeBet   683
34   JustSomeGuy   679
35   BicycleBoy   650
36   Mellow_Velo   643
37   Hakkie2   632
38   Scrool07   612
39   Fauniera   589
40   Josedin   550
41   Del1962   547
42   Minessa   495
43   AmisVelo   474
44   BluesInTheBottle   466
45   Tigerion   463
   Collective_Wisdom   899

(away with relatives, not time to put much analysis into the update)
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 24, 2018, 09:48
Access to the internet, and to my laptop, very restricted at the moment, but I will get to you as I can.   Normal service resumed from Friday onwards.

Stage 15 A group ride to Carcassonne with disintegrated breakaway (as far as I can tell, having seen nothing of it other than the results page)

Green points
CORT NIELSEN Magnus   80pts   0 teams
IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   50   5
MOLLEMA Bauke   35   0
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael   25   0
THOMAS Geraint   20   4
SKUJINS Toms   15   0
POZZOVIVO Domenico   10   0
CALMEJANE Lilian   5   0
MAJKA Rafal   3   5
ARNDT Nikias   2   1
BERNARD Julien   1   0

Izagirre + Thomas makes for a happy game organiser.
1   Armchair_Cyclist   70
2   Del1962   53
3   Koronin   , LosBrolin, NorthAmericanScum   50
6   AG, BikeRacer33, SemirS   20
9   BluesInTheBottle, Hakkie2, Josedin, Squire   3
13   Bminchow   2

Standings
BikeRacer’s reign was brief, NAS has been near the top for a long while and finally gets the spotlight, and Armchair Cyclist makes an appearance in the top ten.

1   NorthAmericanScum   593
2   BikeRacer33   576
3   Koronin   558
4   SemirS   534
5   AG   503
6   Armchair_Cyclist   424
7   Comodoro   384
8   BicycleBoy   375
9   Googolplex   374
10   Bminchow   368

Yellow points

Not many riders with any point changes on that stage, I may as well show all of those relevant to the game.

IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   60 pts   5
MAJKA Rafal   26   5
THOMAS Geraint   20   4
VICHOT Arthur   11   1
LATOUR Pierre   10   2
MOINARD Amaël   7   2
ARNDT Nikias   2   1

KRUIJSWIJK Steven   -1   11
GESINK Robert   -1   3
BOUET Maxime   -2   1
KANGERT Tanel   -5   17
YATES Adam   -6   7
GAUDU David   -7   20
ROLLAND Pierre   -17   27
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel   -17   1

Some popular names in the red, so most teams are.  The top 5 on the day all have Izagirre, but other than Koronin, that is watered down by riders losing some placings.  Del, however, matched Izagirre with Majka, for top spot on the stage.

1   Del1962   62
2   Koronin   60
3   LosBrolin   59
4   Armchair_Cyclist   58
5   NorthAmericanScum   35
6   SemirS   20
7   AG   19
8   BluesInTheBottle   13
8   Squire   13
10   Postmanhat   5
11   BikeRacer33   3
12   Fauniera   2
13   Josedin   0
13   Yellow_Knight   0
15   Search   -1
16   Axl   -2
17   Hakkie2   -3
18   ThePirate81   -5
19   BicycleBoy   -6
20   Gotland   -7
21   Evans_is_the_Best   -8
21   Scrool07   -8
23   Bminchow   -10
24   GPBlanco   -13
24   SportingNonsense   -13
26   Comodoro   -17
26   Shalgo   -17
26   Vladimir   -17
29   Nathanptz   -18
30   Googolplex   -19
31   Laarsland   -22
31   Leadbelly   -22
31   RattaKuningas   -22
31   SafeBet   -22
35   Carlo_Algatrensig   -23
35   Mellow_Velo   -23
35   Tigerion   -23
38   JustSomeGuy   -24
38   Rote_Laterne   -24
40   Kazistuta   -25
41   AmisVelo   -29
41   Salvarani   -29
41   TotalPackage   -29
44   Minessa   -30
45   Ruvu75   -40
   Collective_Wisdom   -30





Standings
The lead increased by the difference between Izagirre’s success and Kangert’s drop.  NAS overtaking GPBlanco is the highest placed change, and just behind that Los Bolin jumps 5 places and into the top ten, but is outjumped by 11-notch leaper Koronin.

1   Armchair_Cyclist   1439
2   SemirS   1399
3   BikeRacer33   1317
4   AG   1244
5   NorthAmericanScum   1045
6   GPBlanco   1004
7   LosBrolin   924
8   Search   890
9   Evans_is_the_Best   881
10   Leadbelly   880
11   Squire   872
12   Laarsland   866
13   Koronin   860
14   Carlo_Algatrensig   844
15   Axl   840
15   Googolplex   840
17   Yellow_Knight   827
18   Ruvu75   823
19   Shalgo   820
20   Kazistuta   815
21   Gotland   807
22   Comodoro   800
23   Bminchow   788
23   Salvarani   788
25   Rote_Laterne   781
26   Postmanhat   757
27   RattaKuningas   750
28   ThePirate81   745
29   Vladimir   744
30   Nathanptz   742
31   SportingNonsense   689
32   TotalPackage   687
33   SafeBet   661
34   JustSomeGuy   655
35   BicycleBoy   644
36   Hakkie2   629
37   Mellow_Velo   620
38   Del1962   609
39   Scrool07   604
40   Fauniera   591
41   Josedin   550
42   BluesInTheBottle   479
43   Minessa   465
44   AmisVelo   445
45   Tigerion   440
   Collective_Wisdom   869

Not sure when the next update will be...
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 24, 2018, 20:16
Stage 16  Carcassonne to Bagneres de Luchon: a tearful day

Another day with few teams scoring: The riders picked as breakaway men are not really doing it.

Green points
ALAPHILIPPE Julian   80pts   0 teams
IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka   50   0
YATES Adam   35   7
MOLLEMA Bauke   25   0
THOMAS Geraint   20   4
POZZOVIVO Domenico   15   0
GESINK Robert   10   3
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael   5   0
MÜHLBERGER Gregor   3   0
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc   2   0
LATOUR Pierre   1   2

Only AG has 2 riders in this bunch of scorers (Thomas and Gesink):
1   BicycleBoy, BluesInTheBottle, Mellow_Velo, Minessa, Postmanhat, SportingNonsense, Tigerion   35
8   AG   30
9   Armchair_Cyclist, BikeRacer33, SemirS   20
12   Axl, Evans_is_the_Best   10
14   Googolplex, Squire   1

Standings
BikeRacer reclaims top spot
1   BikeRacer33   596
2   NorthAmericanScum   593
3   Koronin   558
4   SemirS   554
5   AG   533
6   Armchair_Cyclist   444
7   BicycleBoy   410
8   Comodoro   384
9   Googolplex   375
10   Bminchow   368

Yellow points

YATES Adam   41   7
THOMAS Geraint   30   4
GESINK Robert   24   3
LATOUR Pierre   11   2
MOINARD Amaël   8   2
IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   4   5
...
ROLLAND Pierre   -2   27
BOUET Maxime   -4   1
GAUDU David   -6   20
DEGENKOLB John   -10   5
ZAKARIN Ilnur   -10   9
KANGERT Tanel   -10   17
VICHOT Arthur   -12   1
MAJKA Rafal   -14   5
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel   -17   1
PAUWELS Serge   -88   2

Again, more losses than gains, but only serious if you picked Pauwels

1   AG   44
2   BicycleBoy   41
3   Mellow_Velo   39
3   Tigerion   39
5   Minessa   33
6   SemirS   30
7   BikeRacer33   28
8   SportingNonsense   25
9   Axl   24
10   Armchair_Cyclist   22
11   BluesInTheBottle   21
12   Postmanhat   19
13   Evans_is_the_Best   18
14   LosBrolin   4
15   Search   0
15   Yellow_Knight   0
17   Comodoro   -2
17   Fauniera   -2
17   Nathanptz   -2
17   Shalgo   -2
21   Gotland   -6
21   Koronin   -6
21   Scrool07   -6
24   Googolplex   -7
25   Rote_Laterne   -8
26   Vladimir   -10
27   Carlo_Algatrensig   -12
27   Leadbelly   -12
27   RattaKuningas   -12
30   NorthAmericanScum   -14
31   Squire   -15
32   AmisVelo   -18
32   Del1962   -18
32   JustSomeGuy   -18
32   Kazistuta   -18
32   Salvarani   -18
32   TotalPackage   -18
38   ThePirate81   -20
39   SafeBet   -22
40   Bminchow   -26
40   Josedin   -26
42   Ruvu75   -39
43   Hakkie2   -42
44   GPBlanco   -104
45   Laarsland   -110
   Collective_Wisdom   -18

Standings

Semir edges closer, Los Brolinn is the highest placed riser, and Axl and Postmanhat, with 4 place rises, share that accolade for today.

1   Armchair_Cyclist   1461
2   SemirS   1429
3   BikeRacer33   1345
4   AG   1288
5   NorthAmericanScum   1031
6   LosBrolin   928
7   GPBlanco   900
8   Evans_is_the_Best   899
9   Search   890
10   Leadbelly   868
11   Axl   864
12   Squire   857
13   Koronin   854
14   Googolplex   833
15   Carlo_Algatrensig   832
16   Yellow_Knight   827
17   Shalgo   818
18   Gotland   801
19   Comodoro   798
20   Kazistuta   797
21   Ruvu75   784
22   Postmanhat   776
23   Rote_Laterne   773
24   Salvarani   770
25   Bminchow   762
26   Laarsland   756
27   Nathanptz   740
28   RattaKuningas   738
29   Vladimir   734
30   ThePirate81   725
31   SportingNonsense   714
32   BicycleBoy   685
33   TotalPackage   669
34   Mellow_Velo   659
35   SafeBet   639
36   JustSomeGuy   637
37   Scrool07   598
38   Del1962   591
39   Fauniera   589
40   Hakkie2   587
41   Josedin   524
42   BluesInTheBottle   500
43   Minessa   498
44   Tigerion   479
45   AmisVelo   427
   Collective_Wisdom   851
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 26, 2018, 14:56
Stage 18 might be over by the time I get this posted, and stage 18, and the Yellow points section of this (as I now discover we are going out to drink and eat again) will probably appear mid-morning tomorrow.

Stage 17 Short multi-mountain stage

Green points
The most popular rider still in the game finally repays our collective trust

QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   80pts   34 teams
THOMAS Geraint   55   4
MARTIN Daniel   50   11
ROGLIC Primoz   25   1
DUMOULIN Tom   15   0
KRUIJSWIJK Steven   10   11
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley   5   0
FROOME Chris   3   0
LANDA MEANA Mikel   2   0
ZAKARIN Ilnur   1   9

1   LosBrolin   140 (Quintana, Martin and Kruijswijk)
2   Armchair_Cyclist   135 (Quintana and Thomas)
3   Laarsland, ThePirate81, Vladimir   131 (Quintana, Martin and Zakarin)
6   Comodoro, Gotland, Leadbelly, Shalgo   130
10   Ruvu75   91
11   Axl, Carlo_Algatrensig, Kazistuta, Nathanptz, Scrool07, Search, Squire   90
18   Hakkie2, JustSomeGuy, SafeBet, SportingNonsense   81
22   Other Quintanistas   80
35   AG, BikeRacer33, SemirS   55
38   Bminchow   51
39   BicycleBoy, Googolplex   50
41   Salvarani   25
42   GPBlanco, NorthAmericanScum   10
44   Josedin, Koronin   0
   Collective_Wisdom   90

Standings
1   BikeRacer33   651
2   SemirS   609
3   NorthAmericanScum   603
4   AG   588
5   Armchair_Cyclist   579
6   Koronin   558
7   Comodoro   514
8   Leadbelly   497
9   Gotland   494
9   Shalgo   494

Yellow points

The stage win was the minor part of Quintana's gains on the day; his GC improvement from 8th to 5th is more valuable, and he suddenly appears at 4th in the polka dot classification.

QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   195   34
MARTIN Daniel   83   11
THOMAS Geraint   56   4
KRUIJSWIJK Steven   44   11
ROGLIC Primoz   26   1
ZAKARIN Ilnur   21   9
KANGERT Tanel   10   17
...
LATOUR Pierre   -10   2
JUNGELS Bob   -10   3
NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel   -16   1
FUGLSANG Jakob   -20   5
BARDET Romain   -90   3

1   LosBrolin   320 (Quintana, Martin and Kruijswijk)
2   ThePirate81   309 (Quintana, Martin, Zakarin and Kangert)
3   Laarsland   304 (as The Pirate, but Rolland lost 5 points)
4   Leadbelly   283
4   Vladimir   283
6   Gotland   274
7   Comodoro   273
7   Shalgo   273
9   Armchair_Cyclist   254
10   Ruvu75   249
11   Carlo_Algatrensig   244
12   Axl   239
13   Scrool07   235
14   Squire   232
15   Search   229
16   Kazistuta   225
17   Hakkie2   215
18   Nathanptz   214
19   SafeBet   211
20   SportingNonsense   208
21   Fauniera   198
22   AmisVelo   196
22   TotalPackage   196
24   RattaKuningas   190
25   JustSomeGuy   187
26   Mellow_Velo   186
26   Tigerion   186
28   BluesInTheBottle   185
29   Del1962   182
29   Minessa   182
31   Postmanhat   169
32   Rote_Laterne   166
33   Bminchow   110
34   Yellow_Knight   104
35   Evans_is_the_Best   99
36   BicycleBoy   79
37   Googolplex   74
38   BikeRacer33   58
39   AG   49
40   SemirS   36
41   NorthAmericanScum   30
42   Salvarani   27
43   Koronin   -5
44   Josedin   -7
45   GPBlanco   -40
   Collective_Wisdom   240

Standings
Only one of the 4 teams with Geraint Thomas also has Quintana, and now has a handsome margin. The other three Thomas teams had a big enough margin to preserve their positions, but all other teams without Quintana drop.  That allows Los Brolin to become the top Thomas-less team, and behind him everyone in the top ten has improved their position, with Axl, Shalgo and Squire having joined that company.  Vladimir, Laarsland and The Pirate all move up 10 places or more, Pirate by 14.

1   Armchair_Cyclist   1715
2   SemirS   1465
3   BikeRacer33   1403
4   AG   1337
5   LosBrolin   1248
6   Leadbelly   1151
7   Search   1119
8   Axl   1103
9   Shalgo   1091
10   Squire   1089
11   Carlo_Algatrensig   1076
12   Gotland   1075
13   Comodoro   1071
14   NorthAmericanScum   1061
15   Laarsland   1060
16   ThePirate81   1034
17   Ruvu75   1033
18   Kazistuta   1022
19   Vladimir   1017
20   Evans_is_the_Best   998
21   Nathanptz   954
22   Postmanhat   945
23   Rote_Laterne   939
24   Yellow_Knight   931
25   RattaKuningas   928
26   SportingNonsense   922
27   Googolplex   907
28   Bminchow   872
29   TotalPackage   865
30   GPBlanco   860
31   SafeBet   850
32   Koronin   849
33   Mellow_Velo   845
34   Scrool07   833
35   JustSomeGuy   824
36   Hakkie2   802
37   Salvarani   797
38   Fauniera   787
39   Del1962   773
40   BicycleBoy   764
41   BluesInTheBottle   685
42   Minessa   680
43   Tigerion   665
44   AmisVelo   623
45   Josedin   517
   Collective_Wisdom   1091
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 27, 2018, 13:01
I am back home, and back to having regular internet access.  Spent the morning watching highlights programmes of stages 14-18, should be up to date here by late tonight.

Stage 18 Pause in the Pyrenees for the sprinters

Green points

DEMARE Arnaud   80   0
LAPORTE Christophe   50   1
KRISTOFF Alexander   35   0
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald   25   0
THOMAS Geraint   20   4
COLBRELLI Sonny   15   0
RICHEZE ARAQUISTAIN Maximiliano Ariel   10   0
DEGENKOLB John   5   5
SAGAN Peter   3   0
PHINNEY Taylor   2   1
DUPONT Timothy   1   0

1   Josedin   50
2   AG   25
3   Armchair_Cyclist, BikeRacer33, SemirS   20
6   Koronin   7
7   Kazistuta, NorthAmericanScum, Postmanhat   5

Standings
1   BikeRacer33   671
2   SemirS   629
3   AG   613
4   NorthAmericanScum   608
5   Armchair_Cyclist   599
6   Koronin   565
7   Comodoro   514
8   Leadbelly   497
9   Gotland   494
9   Shalgo   494

Yellow points

LAPORTE Christophe   51   1
DEGENKOLB John   20   5
THOMAS Geraint   19   4
PHINNEY Taylor   2   1
GESINK Robert   2   3
MOINARD Amaël   1   2
...
MARTIN Daniel   -1   11
FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar   -2   3
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   -2   1
and no-one else

1   Josedin   51 (Laporte)
2   AG   41 (Degenkolb and Thomas)
3   Kazistuta   20
3   Koronin   20
3   Postmanhat   20
6   Armchair_Cyclist   19
6   SemirS   19
8   NorthAmericanScum   18
9   BikeRacer33   17
10   Evans_is_the_Best   2
11   Fauniera   1
12   Loads of teams   0
36   BicycleBoy   -1
36   Bminchow   -1
36   Comodoro   -1
36   Googolplex   -1
36   Gotland   -1
36   Laarsland   -1
36   Leadbelly   -1
36   LosBrolin   -1
36   Shalgo   -1
36   ThePirate81   -1
   Collective_Wisdom   0

Standings

As null a day as possible: NAS climbing 3 places to 11th is the highest placed mover, and the similarly Degenkolb-bolstered Koronin matches his 3 place jump.

1   Armchair_Cyclist   1734
2   SemirS   1484
3   BikeRacer33   1420
4   AG   1378
5   LosBrolin   1247
6   Leadbelly   1150
7   Search   1119
8   Axl   1103
9   Shalgo   1090
10   Squire   1089
11   NorthAmericanScum   1079
12   Carlo_Algatrensig   1076
13   Gotland   1074
14   Comodoro   1070
15   Laarsland   1059
16   Kazistuta   1042
17   Ruvu75   1033
17   ThePirate81   1033
19   Vladimir   1017
20   Evans_is_the_Best   1000
21   Postmanhat   965
22   Nathanptz   954
23   Rote_Laterne   939
24   Yellow_Knight   931
25   RattaKuningas   928
26   SportingNonsense   922
27   Googolplex   906
28   Bminchow   871
29   Koronin   869
30   TotalPackage   865
31   GPBlanco   860
32   SafeBet   850
33   Mellow_Velo   845
34   Scrool07   833
35   JustSomeGuy   824
36   Hakkie2   802
37   Salvarani   797
38   Fauniera   788
39   Del1962   773
40   BicycleBoy   763
41   BluesInTheBottle   685
42   Minessa   680
43   Tigerion   665
44   AmisVelo   623
45   Josedin   568
   Collective_Wisdom   1091
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 27, 2018, 21:07
Stage 19 The Queen stage: the battle for the podium

Green points

ROGLIC Primoz   80   1
THOMAS Geraint   70   4
BARDET Romain   35   3
MARTIN Daniel   25   11
MAJKA Rafal   15   5
DUMOULIN Tom   10   0
LANDA MEANA Mikel   5   0
FROOME Chris   3   0
KRUIJSWIJK Steven   2   11
ZAKARIN Ilnur   1   9

1   Salvarani   80
2   AG, Armchair_Cyclist, BikeRacer33, SemirS   70
6   GPBlanco   37
7   Evans_is_the_Best, Yellow_Knight   35
9   LosBrolin   27
10   Bminchow, Laarsland, ThePirate81, Vladimir   26
14   BicycleBoy, Comodoro, Googolplex, Gotland, Leadbelly, Shalgo   25
20   Squire   17
21   Hakkie2   16
22   BluesInTheBottle, Del1962, Josedin   15
25   Ruvu75   3
26   Axl, Carlo_Algatrensig, Kazistuta, Nathanptz, NorthAmericanScum, Scrool07, Search   2
33   JustSomeGuy, SafeBet, SportingNonsense   1

Standings
Thomas's 9 days of yellow jersey points (with one more, presumably, to come: no yellow jersey bonus after last stage) and his sprinting prowess compared to other GC riders, place the 4 Thomas teams in the top four, albeit in a different order than in the yellow classification.

1   BikeRacer33   741
2   SemirS   699
3   AG   683
4   Armchair_Cyclist   669
5   NorthAmericanScum   610
6   Koronin   565
7   Comodoro   539
8   Leadbelly   522
9   Gotland   519
9   Shalgo   519


Yellow points

All of Quintana's GC gains 2 days ago, and a bit more, are lost, to the pain of most team managers.

ROGLIC Primoz   149   1
BARDET Romain   65   3
THOMAS Geraint   62   4
MAJKA Rafal   61   5
MARTIN Daniel   41   11
ZAKARIN Ilnur   31   9
KRUIJSWIJK Steven   28   11
JUNGELS Bob   20   3
KANGERT Tanel   19   17
TOLHOEK Antwan   12   2
LATOUR Pierre   10   2
...
FUGLSANG Jakob   -30   5
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   -30   1
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   -132   34

1   Salvarani   182
2   GPBlanco   120
3   Bminchow   99
4   Josedin   94
5   Googolplex   84
6   BikeRacer33   80
7   AG   64
8   NorthAmericanScum   48
9   BicycleBoy   39
10   SemirS   32
11   Hakkie2   -7
12   Squire   -8
13   Koronin   -24
14   Laarsland   -35
15   ThePirate81   -37
16   Armchair_Cyclist   -39
17   Ruvu75   -46
18   Del1962   -47
19   Vladimir   -48
20   SafeBet   -52
21   Evans_is_the_Best   -57
21   LosBrolin   -57
23   BluesInTheBottle   -65
24   Leadbelly   -66
25   Yellow_Knight   -67
26   Carlo_Algatrensig   -75
27   Gotland   -83
28   Search   -84
29   Comodoro   -85
29   Shalgo   -85
31   RattaKuningas   -87
32   Kazistuta   -90
33   SportingNonsense   -95
34   Scrool07   -96
35   AmisVelo   -99
35   TotalPackage   -99
37   Axl   -102
38   Fauniera   -115
39   JustSomeGuy   -117
40   Minessa   -120
41   Nathanptz   -124
42   Mellow_Velo   -128
42   Tigerion   -128
44   Rote_Laterne   -148
45   Postmanhat   -166
   Collective_Wisdom   -71

Standings

NAS regains most of the ground he lost to the Quintana teams on Wednesday, and Laarsland also gets back into the top ten, also on the back of a 5 place rise.  BicycleBoy, Googolplex and GPBlanco all move up 10 places or more, but no-one matches Salvarani's 17 spot leap.

1   Armchair_Cyclist   1695
2   SemirS   1516
3   BikeRacer33   1500
4   AG   1442
5   LosBrolin   1190
6   NorthAmericanScum   1127
7   Leadbelly   1084
8   Squire   1081
9   Search   1035
10   Laarsland   1024
11   Shalgo   1005
12   Axl   1001
12   Carlo_Algatrensig   1001
14   ThePirate81   996
15   Gotland   991
16   Googolplex   990
17   Ruvu75   987
18   Comodoro   985
19   GPBlanco   980
20   Salvarani   979
21   Bminchow   970
22   Vladimir   969
23   Kazistuta   952
24   Evans_is_the_Best   943
25   Yellow_Knight   864
26   Koronin   845
27   RattaKuningas   841
28   Nathanptz   830
29   SportingNonsense   827
30   BicycleBoy   802
31   Postmanhat   799
32   SafeBet   798
33   Hakkie2   795
34   Rote_Laterne   791
35   TotalPackage   766
36   Scrool07   737
37   Del1962   726
38   Mellow_Velo   717
39   JustSomeGuy   707
40   Fauniera   673
41   Josedin   662
42   BluesInTheBottle   620
43   Minessa   560
44   Tigerion   537
45   AmisVelo   524
   Collective_Wisdom   1020
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 27, 2018, 21:56
Although the 4 Thomas teams seem unassailable (so long as GT himself remains unassailed), none of us have really spent our 2933 non-Thomas points very well:

Armchair Cyclist
THOMAS Geraint   1067
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   266
IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   165
KANGERT Tanel   96
ROLLAND Pierre   57
(BEVIN Patrick   20)
(PORTE Richie   20)
(CAVENDISH Mark   4)

Total   1695


SemirS
THOMAS Geraint   1067
(GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   230)

FUGLSANG Jakob   135
DURBRIDGE Luke   20
GUARNIERI Jacopo   20
SUTHERLAND Rory   20
(PORTE Richie   20)
(CAVENDISH Mark   4)

Total   1516


BikeRider33
THOMAS Geraint   1067
(GROENEWEGEN Dylan   195)
FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar   100
ROLLAND Pierre   57
TOLHOEK Antwan   37
BOSWELL Ian   20
(PORTE Richie   20)
(CAVENDISH Mark   4)

Total   1500


AG
THOMAS Geraint   1067
DEGENKOLB John   208
GESINK Robert   57
(KITTEL Marcel   50)
SICARD Romain   20
ROWE Luke   20
(PORTE Richie   20)
(MARTIN Tony   0)

Total   1442   

Given that:
a) the only TT talent remaining in any of these teams is the defining factor that is on all of them (Thomas);
b) the only remaining rider likely to sprint with any intent on the Champs Elysees out of these teams is AG's Degenkolb; and
c) the large time gaps that are found between riders in any positions with significant GC points;
I don't really see that these positions are likely to change too much in the last 2 days, as long as everyone remains upright.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: AG on July 28, 2018, 01:25
damn it.  If Martin hadnt crashed I would be looking a LOT better now !!!

still - cant be unhappy with things so far.  :D
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 28, 2018, 18:07
Stage 20 GC men dominate the TT, and it's all over bar the sprinting

Green points

DUMOULIN Tom   80   0
THOMAS Geraint   55   4
FROOME Chris   50   0
KWIATKOWSKI Michal   25   0
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh   15   0
JUNGELS Bob   10   3
ZAKARIN Ilnur   5   9
ROGLIC Primoz   3   1
SOLER GIMENEZ Marc   2   0
HEPBURN Michael   1   0


Only SafeBet doubles up, with Jungels and Zakarin

1   AG, Armchair_Cyclist, BikeRacer33, SemirS   55
5   SafeBet   15
6   RattaKuningas, Search   10
8   Bminchow, Hakkie2, JustSomeGuy, Laarsland, Ruvu75, Sporting Nonsense, ThePirate81, Vladimir   5
16   Salvarani   3

Standings
No change here: the top 4 all got 55 points for Thomas, and no-one else scored.

1   BikeRacer33   796
2   SemirS   754
3   AG   738
4   Armchair_Cyclist   724
5   NorthAmericanScum   610
6   Koronin   565
7   Comodoro   539
8   Leadbelly   522
9   Gotland   519
9   Shalgo   519

It will probably need a Champs Elysees win for Degenkolb (to AG's benefit) for Bike Racer to be displaced.

Yellow Points

A few swaps in GC, but point shifts today are minor.

THOMAS Geraint   58   4
BARDET Romain   30   3
ZAKARIN Ilnur   25   9
JUNGELS Bob   10   3
YATES Adam   2   7
BOUET Maxime   1   1
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel   1   5
...
MARTIN Daniel   -1   11
TOLHOEK Antwan   -2   2
MOINARD Amaël   -3   2
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   -20   34
ROGLIC Primoz   -57   1


1   AG   58
1   SemirS   58
3   BikeRacer33   56
4   Armchair_Cyclist   38
5   GPBlanco   30
6   Bminchow   24
7   SafeBet   16
8   Evans_is_the_Best   10
8   Yellow_Knight   10
10   SportingNonsense   7
11   Hakkie2   5
11   JustSomeGuy   5
11   Ruvu75   5
11   ThePirate81   5
15   Laarsland   4
16   BicycleBoy   1
16   Vladimir   1
18   Koronin   0
18   NorthAmericanScum   0
20   Googolplex   -1
20   Josedin   -1
22   RattaKuningas   -10
22   Search   -10
24   BluesInTheBottle   -18
24   Mellow_Velo   -18
24   Minessa   -18
24   Postmanhat   -18
24   Tigerion   -18
29   Carlo_Algatrensig   -19
29   Del1962   -19
29   Nathanptz   -19
32   AmisVelo   -20
32   Axl   -20
32   Kazistuta   -20
32   Rote_Laterne   -20
32   Scrool07   -20
32   Squire   -20
32   TotalPackage   -20
39   Comodoro   -21
39   Gotland   -21
39   Leadbelly   -21
39   LosBrolin   -21
39   Shalgo   -21
44   Fauniera   -23
45   Salvarani   -57
   Collective_Wisdom   -20

Standings
The only top ten positional change sees Laarsland move up one, while not far below that, GPBlanco and Bminchow share the prestige of a daily best 8 place improvement.
1   Armchair_Cyclist   1733
2   SemirS   1574
3   BikeRacer33   1556
4   AG   1500
5   LosBrolin   1169
6   NorthAmericanScum   1127
7   Leadbelly   1063
8   Squire   1061
9   Laarsland   1028
10   Search   1025
11   GPBlanco   1010
12   ThePirate81   1001
13   Bminchow   994
14   Ruvu75   992
15   Googolplex   989
16   Shalgo   984
17   Carlo_Algatrensig   982
18   Axl   981
19   Gotland   970
19   Vladimir   970
21   Comodoro   964
22   Evans_is_the_Best   953
23   Kazistuta   932
24   Salvarani   922
25   Yellow_Knight   874
26   Koronin   845
27   SportingNonsense   834
28   RattaKuningas   831
29   SafeBet   814
30   Nathanptz   811
31   BicycleBoy   803
32   Hakkie2   800
33   Postmanhat   781
34   Rote_Laterne   771
35   TotalPackage   746
36   Scrool07   717
37   JustSomeGuy   712
38   Del1962   707
39   Mellow_Velo   699
40   Josedin   661
41   Fauniera   650
42   BluesInTheBottle   602
43   Minessa   542
44   Tigerion   519
45   AmisVelo   504
   Collective_Wisdom   1000

I have to visit my not-online father-in-law tomorrow, so it will probably be Monday night before I can confirm final results.  In my defence, at least I'm not leaving anyone else on tenterhooks wondering if they have sealed the win.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 31, 2018, 12:13
Stage 21 The final parade

Green points but not many of them

KRISTOFF Alexander   80   0
DEGENKOLB John   50   5
DEMARE Arnaud   35   0
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald   25   0
LAPORTE Christophe   15   1
RICHEZE ARAQUISTAIN Maximiliano Ariel   10   0
COLBRELLI Sonny   5   0
SAGAN Peter   3   0
PASQUALON Andrea   2   0
DE BUYST Jasper   1   0
No yellow jersey points on the final stage.

1   AG, Kazistuta, Koronin, NorthAmericanScum, Postmanhat   50
6   Josedin   15

Final Green standings

Degenkolb gives AG a last minute lift up into 2nd in the minor competition, and consolidates NAS as the best of the rest.
1   BikeRacer33   796
2   AG   788
3   SemirS   754
4   Armchair_Cyclist   724
5   NorthAmericanScum   660
6   Koronin   615
7   Comodoro   539
8   Leadbelly   522
9   Gotland   519
9   Shalgo   519
11   BicycleBoy   485
12   Bminchow   450
12   Googolplex   450
14   Axl   440
15   LosBrolin   403
16   Evans_is_the_Best   402
17   Salvarani   400
18   TotalPackage   391
18   Yellow_Knight   391
20   Mellow_Velo   390
21   Kazistuta   387
22   Josedin   384
23   SportingNonsense   379
24   Search   371
25   RattaKuningas   357
26   Carlo_Algatrensig   352
26   Postmanhat   352
28   Rote_Laterne   342
29   Fauniera   325
30   Laarsland   307
31   GPBlanco   302
32   Vladimir   298
33   ThePirate81   290
34   Del1962   246
35   Minessa   212
36   Tigerion   210
37   Squire   204
38   BluesInTheBottle   195
39   Scrool07   182
40   Hakkie2   153
41   AmisVelo   149
42   Ruvu75   144
43   SafeBet   135
44   Nathanptz   127
45   JustSomeGuy   123
   Collective_Wisdom   354

Unlike in the real green jersey competition, all stages score equally, and yellow jersey wearer points are also included in these guaranteed CQ points, as are some points from the TTT. 

Most of the selections based on amassing sprint points came to grief in the Alps.  The riders getting points equivalent of a stage 2nd or better are:
1   THOMAS Geraint   495pts   4 teams  (incl 200 YJ points)
2   SAGAN Peter   494   0  (incl 20 YJ points)
3   VAN AVERMAET Greg   275   0  (incl 160 YJ points)
4   ALAPHILIPPE Julian   258   0
5   KRISTOFF Alexander   235   0
6   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   230   21  (incl 20 YJ points)
7   DEMARE Arnaud   225   0
8   DEGENKOLB John   213   5
9   DUMOULIN Tom   208   0
10   GROENEWEGEN Dylan   195   4
11   MARTIN Daniel   180   11
12   FROOME Chris   128   0
13   COLBRELLI Sonny   122   0
13   ROGLIC Primoz   122   1
15   IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   100   5
16   LAPORTE Christophe   95   1
17   CORT NIELSEN Magnus   85   0
18   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   83   34
19   FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar   80   3
20   BARDET Romain   73   3
21   GILBERT Philippe   69   0
22   GREIPEL André   66   0
23   VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   65   1
23   MOLLEMA Bauke   65   0
25   CARUSO Damiano   60   0
26   LAMPAERT Yves   55   0
27   BOASSON HAGEN Edvald   52   0
28   LATOUR Pierre   51   2
28   YATES Adam   51   7
30   IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka   50   0
30   KITTEL Marcel   50   8

Of these, green competition winner BikeRacer33 has Thomas, Groenewegen and Fraile;
AG has Thomas, Degenkolb and Kittel;
SemirS has Thomas and Gaviria;
Armchair Cyclist has Thomas, Izagirre and Quintana;
and among the best without Thomas:
NAS has Gaviria, Degenkolb, Izagirre and Fraile
Koronin has Gaviria, Degenkolb, Izagirre and Valverde
Comodoro has Gaviria, D Martin and Quintana
(all those Izagirres refer to Ion, Gorka was unchosen)

The team with the biggest sprinter spend, Total Package (Gaviria, Kittel and Cavendish), ended up 18th in this classification.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 31, 2018, 12:56
The Final reckoning
Yellow points
As would be expected, very few changes other than the stage points for sprinters in Paris


DEGENKOLB John   50   5
LAPORTE Christophe   15   1
NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel   1   5
...
MARTIN Daniel   -1   11
THOMAS Geraint   -2   4
MOINARD Amaël   -3   2

1   Kazistuta   50
1   Koronin   50
1   NorthAmericanScum   50
1   Postmanhat   50
5   AG   48
6   Josedin   15
7   Carlo_Algatrensig   1
7   Del1962   1
7   Nathanptz   1
7   SafeBet   1
11   Just over half the teams   0
32   BicycleBoy   -1
32   Bminchow   -1
32   Comodoro   -1
32   Googolplex   -1
32   Gotland   -1
32   Laarsland   -1
32   Leadbelly   -1
32   LosBrolin   -1
32   Shalgo   -1
41   Armchair_Cyclist   -2
41   BikeRacer33   -2
41   SemirS   -2
44   Fauniera   -3
45   Vladimir   -4
   Collective_Wisdom   0

Final Standings
Degenkolb gives NAS a final leg-up to the top-non-Thomas slot, and the only last minute improvement among the top ten.  Kazistuta and Postmanhat each get a 5 place hike to put some gloss on their final positions.

1   Armchair_Cyclist   1731
2   SemirS   1572
3   BikeRacer33   1554
4   AG   1548
5   NorthAmericanScum   1177
6   LosBrolin   1168
7   Leadbelly   1062
8   Squire   1061
9   Laarsland   1027
10   Search   1025
11   GPBlanco   1010
12   ThePirate81   1001
13   Bminchow   993
14   Ruvu75   992
15   Googolplex   988
16   Carlo_Algatrensig   983
16   Shalgo   983
18   Kazistuta   982
19   Axl   981
20   Gotland   969
21   Vladimir   966
22   Comodoro   963
23   Evans_is_the_Best   953
24   Salvarani   922
25   Koronin   895
26   Yellow_Knight   874
27   SportingNonsense   834
28   Postmanhat   831
28   RattaKuningas   831
30   SafeBet   815
31   Nathanptz   812
32   BicycleBoy   802
33   Hakkie2   800
34   Rote_Laterne   771
35   TotalPackage   746
36   Scrool07   717
37   JustSomeGuy   712
38   Del1962   708
39   Mellow_Velo   699
40   Josedin   676
41   Fauniera   647
42   BluesInTheBottle   602
43   Minessa   542
44   Tigerion   519
45   AmisVelo   504
   Collective_Wisdom   1000

Well who'da thunk it.  Essentially all victory required was to have Thomas and the 10th place on GC plus a stage win gained by Quintana, with 2nd places and on overall 22nd from Ion Izagirre giving a bit of a margin of comfort. 

I shall learn a salutary lesson from the current placing of last year's winner, Amis Velo, now languishing in last place.

Got to go out now, a bit more analysis of the numbers later.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: AG on July 31, 2018, 13:26
Nice work AC !!!!!
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on July 31, 2018, 14:57
Rider scores
The top 40 scorers.  The fact that the three riders who scored closest to Thomas were essentially priced out of the game was a great help to the Thomas teams. 

1   THOMAS Geraint   1123   4 teams
2   DUMOULIN Tom   673   0
3   SAGAN Peter   594   0
4   FROOME Chris   508   0

5   ROGLIC Primoz   452   1
6   ALAPHILIPPE Julian   396   0
7   MARTIN Daniel   386   11
8   VAN AVERMAET Greg   338   0
9   BARDET Romain   333   3
10   KRISTOFF Alexander   305   0

11   KRUIJSWIJK Steven   304   11
12   DEMARE Arnaud   280   0

13   DEGENKOLB John   258   5
14   LANDA MEANA Mikel   252   0

15   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   246   34
16   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   230   21
17   GROENEWEGEN Dylan   195   4
18   ZAKARIN Ilnur   187   9
19   VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   175   1
20   LATOUR Pierre   171   2
21   IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   165   5
22   JUNGELS Bob   163   3
23   MAJKA Rafal   147   5
24   COLBRELLI Sonny   144   0
25   BARGUIL Warren   138   0

26   FUGLSANG Jakob   135   5
27   CARUSO Damiano   132   0
28   MOLLEMA Bauke   122   0
29   BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley   117   0

30   LAPORTE Christophe   115   1
31   IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka   111   0
32   POZZOVIVO Domenico   107   0
33   CORT NIELSEN Magnus   105   0

34   YATES Adam   102   7
35   FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar   100   3
36   KANGERT Tanel   96   17
37   NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel   78   1
38   LAMPAERT Yves   75   0
39   GESCHKE Simon   72   0
39   BOASSON HAGEN Edvald   72   0


By percentage return
1   THOMAS Geraint   108.0%   4 teams
2   SUTHERLAND Rory   100.0   12
3   KANGERT Tanel   88.9   17
4   GUARNIERI Jacopo   80.0   6
5   KRUIJSWIJK Steven   57.3   11
6   DEGENKOLB John   55.2   5
7   SCULLY Tom   55.0   2
8   GESCHKE Simon   52.2   0
9   DUMOULIN Tom   46.9   0
10   MARTIN Daniel   46.6   11
11   COUSIN Jérôme   44.4   2
12   BOSWELL Ian   43.5   5
13   BERNARD Julien   40.0   0
14   KOCHETKOV Pavel   39.2   2
15   ROLLAND Pierre   35.6   27
16   FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar   34.1   3
17   ROWE Luke   33.9   5
17   TROIA Oliviero   33.9   0
19   THOMSON Jay Robert   31.7   0
20   ROGLIC Primoz   31.4   1
21   HAGA Chad   29.5   2
22   ALAPHILIPPE Julian   28.4   0
23   IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   28.4   5
24   JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt   27.4   0
25   GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   26.7   21
26   QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   26.4   34
27   LATOUR Pierre   26.0   2
28   TEN DAM Laurens   25.3   0
29   ZAKARIN Ilnur   25.0   9
29   LUDVIGSSON Tobias   25.0   3
29   FERRARI Roberto   25.0   1
29   KOREN Kristjan   25.0   0

Impeccable picks
THOMAS Geraint   1123points   4 teams   1040 price
MARTIN Daniel   386   11   828
KRUIJSWIJK Steven   304   11   531
DEGENKOLB John   258   5   467
FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar   100   3   293
KANGERT Tanel   96   17   108
BERNARD Julien   40   0   100
HAGA Chad   23   2   78
SCULLY Tom   22   2   40
SUTHERLAND Rory   20   12   20


The most popular picks
PORTE Richie   20 points   36 teams   852 cost
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   246   34   931
CAVENDISH Mark   4   34   152
ROLLAND Pierre   57   27   160
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   230   21   860
GAUDU David   43   20   229
KANGERT Tanel   96   17   108
SUTHERLAND Rory   20   12   20
MARTIN Daniel   386   11   828
KRUIJSWIJK Steven   304   11   531
ZAKARIN Ilnur   187   9   748
KITTEL Marcel   50   8   676
YATES Adam   102   7   978
GUARNIERI Jacopo   20   6   25

Only Kangert, Kruijswijk, and possibly Martin and Rolland, among these can be said to have been successful.  Sutherland and Guarnieri fulfilled the low expectation on them, as cheap finishers; Gaviria looked like he might have been very worth picking until he, and most other sprinters, came adrift in the Alps; Quintana redeemed himself partially by winning the short mountain stage, and eventually made the difference between the top four; and Porte was chosen by all four of the Thomas teams, so eventually his result was null no matter how well he might have done had he avoided his fall.

The Collective Wisdom team would have come 13th, with quite an underspend, so although these riders mainly underperformed, it was not disastrous.

Best possible team
Hakkie traditionally does a better job of working this out than I do, but I think it is:
THOMAS Geraint   1123pts   4 teams   1040 cost
ROGLIC Primoz   452   1   1441
MARTIN Daniel   386   11   828
KRUIJSWIJK Steven   304   11   531
BOSWELL Ian   20   5   46
SCULLY Tom   22   2   40
SUTHERLAND Rory   20   12   20
GUARNIERI Jacopo   20   6   25

Other combinations of cheap, 20 point finishers would be possible.  This lot would come in close to budget, on the right side at 3971, and would have scored 2347pts.  It would also have come lowest on the popularity charts.

All the numbers here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/15q70x14x3ngm75/Tour%202018%20CQ%20game.xlsx?dl=0)

Thanks to CQ for the scoring system, to PCS for the results, to the  riders, and to everyone who had a go.  I'm sure you will put me in my place in the Vuelta game.

Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: rote_laterne on July 31, 2018, 21:18
Thanks and congratulations AC. Nice team of yours.  :cool
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on August 01, 2018, 19:47
Thanks for organising the game again AC and Congrats on the win.
Title: Re: 2018 Tour de France CQ game
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on August 02, 2018, 11:58
I told you Hakkie was better at finding the best possible team than I am, I had just assumed that Dumoulin couldn't be accommodated without trialling it.

He came up with this superteam:
Name Points teams cost
THOMAS Geraint   1123   4   1040
DUMOULIN Tom   673   0   1434
KRUIJSWIJK Steven   304   11   531
DEGENKOLB John   258   5   467
KANGERT Tanel   96   17   108
GESCHKE Simon   72   0   138
ROLLAND Pierre   57   27   160
BERNARD Julien   40   0   100
TOTALS2623   64   3978
(See, I could do easier-to-read tables for these games, but the board at CN where I copy all this stuff doesn't support csv tables.)

That team would still have one of the lowest popularity rankings, and would have 3 unique picks (Dumoulin, Geschke, Bernard), but vindicates the popularity of three of our Collective Wisdom team (Rolland, Kangert and Kruijswijk, who was only in to make the budget more realistic)


It also would have topped the green points classification easily.