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Title: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on December 19, 2018, 01:37
Hi all, and welcome to the 2019 CQ Ranking Manager Game! This is the ninth edition of the game. Please see below for some history, basics, and more specific rules related to dates, dopers, etc.

History

The game was launched on December 8th 2010 (http://forum.cyclingnews.com/viewtopic.php?t=13361) by cyclingnews forum poster Hugo Koblet. His idea was to have a game where you build a cycling team from the website cqranking.com (http://cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/start.asp) and its comprehensive numerical rankings of riders. What was originally meant to be a 25-team max competition that Hugo reserved the right to cancel if there was lack of interest became the most successful game in cyclingnews forum history, and has expanded to velorooms forums as well.

Hugo successfully ran the game for 3 years, and it bred various offshoots, such as a youth game, seasonal games (classics and GTs), emerging riders and riders in decline games. I took over organizing the main game for 2014 when Hugo got too busy, and have done so for the past five years. See the second post in this thread for a roll of honour of yearly champions.


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

Basics

The game is based on the point system developed by the website www.cqranking.com (http://cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/start.asp). Based on this system you will have to select a team of between 25 and 33 riders whose combined value doesn’t exceed 7500 points. 7500 points is a fair bit under the mean for the ProTour teams whose mean for 2018 is 8853. 7500 is closest to the amount of points Lotto Soudal made this season, the 14th ranked of the 18 WT teams.

Your aim then is to select a team of riders who will increase their 2018 score the most during the 2019 season. The winner of the game is the one who has selected the team with the highest combined value when the game ends.


1. How the game works

1.1. Start & Finish
The season starts when the first race giving CQ points is held (which is the Aussie National Road Championships on January 6th) and ends when the last major race (.1 or higher) is held. The winner will be crowned when the next update after the last major race is out.*

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

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

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

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2. On doping

2.1. On ex-dopers
All riders are available to choose, except for riders who are provisionally suspended by the UCI (as of their most recent list (https://www.uci.org/docs/default-source/clean-sport-documents/provisional-suspensions-en.pdf?sfvrsn=14d705b4_52)).

Riders who have been suspended for doping and had that affect their 2018 score will not be available simply for their 2018 score. Instead, a rider’s value will be equivalent to that of his last full season; or, if he has more recently had a (not full, due to suspension) season in which he has earned more points, that season represents his value. Riders who have been suspended by the UCI (ie. Not merely provisionally suspended) are on this list (https://www.uci.org/docs/default-source/clean-sport-documents/sanction-adrv-eng-2-0.pdf?sfvrsn=3ab4874a_38).

Therefore, you can pick any rider you like, but if you want to take Davide Appollonio, for example (his suspension ends in 2019), his positive result and suspension came from 2015, meaning his last 'full' season was 2014, in which he scored 237 points. He scored fewer points in his 'partial' 2015 season (102), so his cost is his last 'full' season. But if he had scored, say, 300 points in 2015, that would be his cost instead.

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

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

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

3. Submitting your team

3.1. How do I?

You pick between 25 and 33 riders whose combined value doesn’t exceed 7500 points and send the list to me.

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

The layout you need to use is this:

VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
SAGAN Peter
Etc.

Nothing else. No point scores after the name. Also, be careful that there is no “space” after the name, because I will have to delete it manually, but can't always detect these things in time for the game. If there is an error that isn't discovered until after the game starts, and that error makes your team ineligible (eg. if it puts your team over the limit) the rider will simply be deleted from the team without replacement.

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

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

3.2. When do I?
The first race of the season will start January 6, so I want to have your team in hand on January 4 at the latest.

There are two deadlines: a submission deadline and a revision/publication deadline, spaced 24 hours apart. This is to address the issue brought up in recent years about whether it is 'fair' to allow changes after teams have seen the teams of other players, and for 'late' submissions. I would like to make this a game that is accessible to as many people as possible, yet preserve that element of fairness. So, the submission deadline will be when I want to have received all the teams. The revision and publication deadline is to allow a 24-hour period for me to look over the teams and allow a chance to people to change their team in case of error, before having access to a list of riders that other teams picked. If you get mixed up with the time zone or unexpectedly don't have internet access around the submission deadline, I will accept teams up to the revision deadline at my discretion, but if allowed those teams will not have the chance to revise in case of error.

The submission deadline is 23:59 (CET) January 3rd, so early January 4th for Aussies and sometime earlier on January 3rd for North Americans. The revision and publication deadline is 24 hours later; I would ask that people refrain from posting the riders on their team until after that, so midnight CET on the start of January 5th.


Post Merge: December 19, 2018, 01:39
Please note that even though it feels as though the season is over, it’s actually not. There are still a bit of racing to be done and CQ points to be handed out that could affect the value of a rider you have picked. It is always possible that an obscure rider may score points in a small race at the end of season, or that CQ will adjust points for an earlier season race for whatever reason (eg. readjusting points for suspended dopers) Be mindful of these changes.

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

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

Create Your Team

Hugo created a very helpful file in 2012, referred to above, that helps avoid any errors in calculation and helps ensure you are formatting your rider names correctly. I would encourage everyone to use this option, especially if you are not confident in your spreadsheet creating skills. Please use the file attached here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/4ezbn8tc2n0oooj/Create%20Your%20Team%202019.xls?dl=0) to create your team, then copy and paste the rider names to send to me by PM once you have it correct. Thank you.

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

I think that about covers everything. If you have any questions or if I forgot to add or explain anything, please let me know.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on December 19, 2018, 01:39
This post is reserved to list submitted teams as they come in. If you have submitted a team recently and don't see it appear within 24 hours, please message me to see what is up. Teams on the list marked with an asterisk need a change, and I have messaged you with the details.

Here are the 60 submitted teams as of 8:00pm CET, January 2nd:

LaFlorecita
vladimir
comodoro
Akuryo*
Koronin
Martin
Salvarani
Jon_Ezeitza
Joelsim
Leadbelly
armchairclimber
NorthAmericanScum*
rote_laterne
drebelo
Hakkie2
Total Package
triley36
scrooll07
Carlo Algatrensig
Nicosix
Object
Lortnoc
Riverside
Tonton
bminchow
Vitapen
Shawnm4747
will10
search
Popchu
tobydawq
torcia_86
fauniera
DFA123
escartin
zlev11
PeterB
ChrisDK
Sneekes
Kazistuta
flashke
LosBrolin
Sestriere
del1962
Crevaison
Eric10
adamski101
Jpettersen
Falze
Nathanptz
Hugo Koblet
Kryvo
barmaher
Simurgh
Mayomaniac
Jancouver
oliveira
Josedin
GP Blanco
Armchair Cyclist



Also, here is the role of honour from previous years:

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

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

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

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

2015 – 155 participants
1. Cykeltyven – 16209 points
2. skidmark - 15616
3. snccdcno - 15412

2016 – 144 participants
1. skidmark – 15392 points
2. jeroenk - 14707
3. abbulf – 14448

2017 – 131 participants
1. fauniera – 15867 points
2. the asian - 15698
3. GP Blanco - 15217

2018 – 129 participants
1. ruvu75 – 16513 points
2. Squire - 16099
3. trackstand - 15832
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on December 20, 2018, 18:04
My team is IN

16 under 25 years  :? :?
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on December 20, 2018, 20:07
I've gone fairly mainstream by my standards.

WT: 13 riders
PCT:13 riders
CT: 7 riders

Belgian the most popular nationality with six selections.

Fingers crossed for no injuries or interesting transfers before the deadline.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on December 23, 2018, 21:30
I've gone fairly mainstream by my standards.

WT: 13 riders
PCT:13 riders
CT: 7 riders

Belgian the most popular nationality with six selections.

Fingers crossed for no injuries or interesting transfers before the deadline.

Well due to my lack of prowess in excel, there have been a few changes. :fp

WT: 11
PCT: 13
CT: 9

Spookily enough I ended up swapping out the very two guys whose points weren't being counted correctly. Hopefully they won't have bumper years.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Archieboy on December 24, 2018, 11:17
Well due to my lack of prowess in excel,

It's alright for you LB, I've given up trying to get names to that form thingy.
Carry on.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on December 24, 2018, 11:42
I've just gone for Valverde, Sagan, Simon Yates and Lukas Knöfler.

Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: LukasCPH on December 24, 2018, 12:23
I've just gone for Valverde, Sagan, Simon Yates and Lukas Knöfler.
Three guys with 2500+ points each and one with zero? :P
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on December 24, 2018, 14:25
You'd better be entering the competition this year Fus!
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on December 24, 2018, 17:44
Okay, I've processed all the early entries over the last few days, and as of now we have 12 submissions, fairly in line with previous pre-xmas years. I also gave my provisional team to LaFlorecita (the first to send in a team).

This will be an interesting year! I can't wait to see the various strategies people have settled on. I always love that time in the new year when it's just time to analyze all the teams and wait for the first results to come in.

Keep the teams coming, all!
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: LukasCPH on December 25, 2018, 08:34
You'd better be entering the competition this year Fus!
The problem for me is that I don't think about CQ until mid-December when the collective team gets picked - by which time I'm deep into Christmas preparations. And after Christmas there are just a few days to put together a team. So, often time is simply running out for me.

I'll try to put something together, but I can almost guarantee it won't be a contender for the top. :)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on December 25, 2018, 18:54
Okay, I've processed all the early entries over the last few days, and as of now we have 12 submissions, fairly in line with previous pre-xmas years. I also gave my provisional team to LaFlorecita (the first to send in a team).

This will be an interesting year! I can't wait to see the various strategies people have settled on. I always love that time in the new year when it's just time to analyze all the teams and wait for the first results to come in.

Keep the teams coming, all!

Who on earth has a strategy apart from picking a rider who’ll likely score more points?
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on December 25, 2018, 20:14
Who on earth has a strategy apart from picking a rider who’ll likely score more points?
My strategy was to pick riders I will enjoy supporting
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on December 31, 2018, 15:19
my team is sent in as well. A fairly popular one this time, I'm afraid. And younger than usual, with 27,5 years on average. 22 WT, 5 PCT and 5 continental riders.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on December 31, 2018, 18:59
Who on earth has a strategy apart from picking a rider who’ll likely score more points?

Yes well perhaps that wasn't the most accurate term - I just meant that I am interested to see whether people chose more expensive riders, less expensive riders, younger riders, older riders... I basically meant 'I can't wait to see the varying team makeups because there are so many different possibilities of decent riders'. Last year, for example, everything for my team hinged on whether I was going to pick Valverde. Picking him eliminated my ability to pick lots of other fairly expensive riders, so that changed my overall team-building. I dunno if you'd call that a 'strategy' or just a choice or whatever, but that's what I was referring to.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on December 31, 2018, 19:04
***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT**

CQ has released their official end of year rankings for December 31st, and it seems there were a few point adjustments made in December. I've inputted the new standings into the "Create Your Team" spreadsheet, so please check with that spreadsheet before submitting your final teams.

8 of the 32 teams submitted so far were made to be over budget by those changes; I've messaged them all and none were from VeloRooms, but I just wanted to alert you guys that your numbers from the previous update might not be accurate so you should check them before sending.

Edited to note: I think the changes are mostly due to San Juan results being redistributed after Najar's official suspension. So if you have Sevilla/Ganna/Benoot etc they'll have a few more points than they did in the last update because everyone moved up a spot on GC, and also a few stages probably got readjusted too.

Happy New Year folks!
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: GP Blanco on January 02, 2019, 13:04
Just submitted my team
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Arb on January 02, 2019, 13:15
my team is sent in as well. A fairly popular one this time, I'm afraid. And younger than usual, with 27,5 years on average. 22 WT, 5 PCT and 5 continental riders.

Yeh, looks like no one 40+ for me this year either.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on January 02, 2019, 22:37
Yeh, looks like no one 40+ for me this year either.

34 is my oldest rider this year. And I even was a bit suprised to see that age, tbh ;)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Arb on January 03, 2019, 11:33
Isn't that the future prospect YLRP? I have one vet but after that yeh the host of big names around 34.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Arb on January 03, 2019, 11:50
Currently have HADDI but really don't want to double down... I have two points to spare or will need to re-jig and ditch a journeyman for a couple of pot luck neos.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Arb on January 03, 2019, 12:48
flip it I'll pick MVS again, and his last comment on twitter says he's going to win Scheldeprijs!

Average age 27.4
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on January 03, 2019, 13:49
flip it I'll pick MVS again, and his last comment on twitter says he's going to win Scheldeprijs!

among others. Mostly 2.1 of course, but he's a must pick anyway. Nibs is even older than Porte
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on January 03, 2019, 19:11
My group, chosen mainly because they underachieved last year, but with no real confidence that they will return to form this time around, come from 11 countries (Italy contributing 8), represented 23 different teams last year (I did this on the 31/12 sheet, not the 01/01 version, so don't know this year's tally) and have an average age of 28.3.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: LukasCPH on January 03, 2019, 19:17
You'd better be entering the competition this year Fus!
You'll be happy to know that my entry has just been sent in. :)

1000+: 1
500-999: 3
400-499: 3
300-399: 0
200-299: 3
100-199: 12
1-99: 10
0: 0
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 03, 2019, 19:56
About 3 hours left before the submission deadline. A reminder that there are still a further 24 hours until the publication deadline after that, so don't publish your teams here yet! That staggered deadline is so that revisions can be made on teams that are over budget or have duplicate riders and other such issues. But also, since the racing hasn't started and no one has revealed their teams, I can accept submissions if you haven't gotten them in yet, you just won't have the chance to revise them if there are any issues. Keep them coming in, we are at about 100 teams so it'll likely be smaller than last year but perhaps I'll get a bunch of submissions in the final hours. Still waiting on some regulars here... where you at, Trudgin? Archieboy? DJW? All are welcome!
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 03, 2019, 21:08
Got no power at home Have sent 3 photos of my team to Flo it is the hands of the gods now  :o
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 03, 2019, 22:22
Flo the legend understood my chicken scratches and we have a team in. Super random and yes Offredo makes it again. Cause this is the year :lol
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on January 03, 2019, 23:19
You'll be happy to know that my entry has just been sent in. :)

0: 0

no trust in Remco... :o

Personally I'm not sure he'll really turn into a massive pick either though, tbh. Still couldn't miss out.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 04, 2019, 05:19
omg haha so after 8 years of this game starting with the Aussie nationals, I only searched "Australian National Road Race" in December to set the start date... and just realized now that the New Zealand TT nats happened a few hours ago!! So for the first time ever, this game starts after CQ points have been awarded   :o

I'll be sure to check that next year; I await the barrage of team changes that come with the competitive advantage of knowing who got those 15 points.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 04, 2019, 05:26
Also, here's a current list of all the teams I have recorded. If you think you submitted a team and don't see your name there, let me know and I can look into if I missed it or if something else happened (asterisk means I am still waiting on a lineup change).

18-valve.(pithy)
adamski101
Akuryo*
Amis Velo
ansimi
Armchair Cyclist
armchairclimber
AupaPyama
barmaher
Bicycle Boy
Blues in the bottle
bminchow
Carlo Algatrensig
ChrisDK
comodoro
Crevaison
del1962
DFA123
DJ Sprtsch
drebelo
Eric10
escartin
EvansIsTheBest
Eyeballs Out
Falze
fauniera
Ferminal
flashke
freshman
Geraint Too Fast
Gigs_98
Googolplex
GP Blanco
greenedge
Hakkie2
HelgeBlendet
Hugo Koblet
Ingsve
Jakob747
Jancouver
Joelsim
Jon_Ezeitza
Josedin
Jpettersen
just_some_guy
Kazistuta
Koronin
Kryvo
laarsland
LaFlorecita
Leadbelly
Londonpat
Lortnoc
LosBrolin
LukasCPH
MADRAZO
manafana
Martin
Mayomaniac
merengues
minessa
Nathanptz
Nicosix
NorthAmericanScum
Nyssinator*
Object
oliveira
Otoxiep87
PeterB
Poles & Co.
Popchu
postmanhat
PremierAndrew
Rakim
repre
Riverside
rote_laterne
ruvu75
SafeBet
Salvarani
scrooll07
search
Sestriere
shalgo
Shawnm4747
Simurgh
skidmark
Sneekes
Squire
the asian
TheArt
ThePirate81
Tigerion
tobydawq
Tonton
torcia_86
Total Package
trackstand
triley36
VeloRooms
Vitapen
vladimir
Wallenquist
will10
Yellow Knight
yoyokt
zlev11
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Arb on January 04, 2019, 06:40
omg haha so after 8 years of this game starting with the Aussie nationals, I only searched "Australian National Road Race" in December to set the start date... and just realized now that the New Zealand TT nats happened a few hours ago!! So for the first time ever, this game starts after CQ points have been awarded   :o

I'll be sure to check that next year; I await the barrage of team changes that come with the competitive advantage of knowing who got those 15 points.

Oh I noticed that but I needed the extra day so wasn't going to say anything!
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: LukasCPH on January 04, 2019, 08:33
Offredo makes it again. Cause this is the year :lol
You and me both! :D

no trust in Remco... :o
He's in my youth team.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 04, 2019, 09:07
Remco - probably 50 points max but with all the talk of him pushing the same numbers as Groome and Contador - who knows.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 04, 2019, 10:09
My team got it's 1st win already no CQ points as it was crits Nat champs but it is all down hill from here
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 04, 2019, 10:29
I don't think I've ever sent in this many teams - 4 in fact, one of them my own :fp
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 04, 2019, 10:46
I don't think I've ever sent in this many teams - 4 in fact, one of them my own :fp

I normally have 3 but this year -1
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 04, 2019, 11:21
My picks:

Average age 24.8 years
1  >30 years   
11  26-30 years
10  23-25 years   
11  22 years and under   


#worldtour 26
#proconti 7

18 different teams, #katusha , #mitchelton , #trek most represented (4 riders each)

13 different nationalities, *it most represented nation with 11 riders, followed by *fr (5) and *be (3)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 04, 2019, 16:44
It’s me, coo’s tail again...

Is it too late? I haven’t even looked yet but could get something for tomorrow morning......

 :angel :angel
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Trudgin on January 04, 2019, 16:53
Remco - probably 50 points max but with all the talk of him pushing the same numbers as Groome and Contador - who knows.

Whats this, Remco is grooming Berto  :flustered :omg youre taking it remarkaly well Floof
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 04, 2019, 18:26
Remco - probably 50 points max but with all the talk of him pushing the same numbers as Groome and Contador - who knows.

Where did you hear this Fleur?
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Mellow Velo on January 04, 2019, 18:35
It’s me, coo’s tail again...

Is it too late? I haven’t even looked yet but could get something for tomorrow morning......

 :angel :angel

You are not alone.
The deadline has been creeping ever nearer New Year's Day and this year I was just caught out.
Almost done, too.
A day late and a dollar short, as they say.

Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on January 04, 2019, 19:01
You still have time to enter (at skids discretion).


3.2. When do I?
There are two deadlines: a submission deadline and a revision/publication deadline, spaced 24 hours apart. This is to address the issue brought up in recent years about whether it is 'fair' to allow changes after teams have seen the teams of other players, and for 'late' submissions. I would like to make this a game that is accessible to as many people as possible, yet preserve that element of fairness. So, the submission deadline will be when I want to have received all the teams. The revision and publication deadline is to allow a 24-hour period for me to look over the teams and allow a chance to people to change their team in case of error, before having access to a list of riders that other teams picked. If you get mixed up with the time zone or unexpectedly don't have internet access around the submission deadline, I will accept teams up to the revision deadline at my discretion, but if allowed those teams will not have the chance to revise in case of error.

The submission deadline is 23:59 (CET) January 3rd, so early January 4th for Aussies and sometime earlier on January 3rd for North Americans. The revision and publication deadline is 24 hours later.

So you have four hours.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 04, 2019, 19:40
Better reschedule that nap MV.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 04, 2019, 19:50
Remco - probably 50 points max but with all the talk of him pushing the same numbers as Groome and Contador - who knows.

Jesus autocorrect :fp
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 04, 2019, 19:51
Where did you hear this Fleur?
https://m.hln.be/sport/wielrennen/18-jarig-belgisch-supertalent-wellicht-binnen-enkele-weken-prof-ik-trap-wattages-zoals-froome~abdf80b7/
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 04, 2019, 21:21
You still have time to enter (at skids discretion).

So you have four hours.

Yep, 1h 39m more for any of you last-minuters wanting to toss a team in for this year!
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Mellow Velo on January 04, 2019, 21:33
Team just submitted.
Although for some reason, I can't post on this site using my normal browser.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on January 04, 2019, 21:59
Yep, 1h 39m more for any of you last-minuters wanting to toss a team in for this year!

Risking incurring Jancouver's wrath again...
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 04, 2019, 22:29
I think I’ve got this one in the bag.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 04, 2019, 23:11
I think I’ve got this one in the bag.
Like last year, and the year before, and the year before... :lol
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 04, 2019, 23:13
My team made in 15 min when I remembered Nats start thus weekend during a 3 day power failure after 151 km/h winds we recorded.

Anything better than bottom third is a bonus


PORTE Richie
STYBAR Zdenek
 NIBALI Vincenzo
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
ZAKARIN Ilnur
KÜNG Stefan
 ARU Fabio
ROELANDTS Jürgen
 KITTEL Marcel
 CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
JONES Brenton
O'CONNOR Ben
THEUNS Edward
PLANCKAERT Edward
 HAMILTON Chris
PETIT Adrien
 DURBRIDGE Luke
 PÖSTLBERGER Lukas
CAVENDISH Mark
LE BON Johan
ANACONA GOMEZ Winner Andrew
 OFFREDO Yoann
HAUSSLER Heinrich
GONZALEZ SALAS Mario
MCLAY Daniel
REZA Kévin
MORTON Lachlan
BOOM Lars
 QUEMENEUR Perrig
MUÑOZ GIRALDO Daniel Felipe
 KÖNIG Leopold
EVENEPOEL Remco
BOUHANNI Rayane

Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 04, 2019, 23:54
I'll have the full spreadsheet in the next little bit, but here's my team:

NIBALI Vincenzo
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
ZAKARIN Ilnur
NIZZOLO Giacomo
BOUHANNI Nacer
COQUARD Bryan
ARU Fabio
LAMBRECHT Bjorg
KITTEL Marcel
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
FELLINE Fabio
COSNEFROY Benoit
O'CONNOR Ben
PLANCKAERT Baptiste
BAUHAUS Phil
SIVAKOV Pavel
THEUNS Edward
HALVORSEN Kristoffer
MEINTJES Louis
NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas
CAVENDISH Mark
VAN ASBROECK Tom
BARBIER Rudy
MCLAY Daniel
SWIFT Ben
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
BETTIOL Alberto
BOOM Lars
KÄMNA Lennard
MARINI Nicolas
EVENEPOEL Remco
VAKOC Petr
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on January 05, 2019, 00:15
The squad that will bring me in around three quarters of the way down the field again:

FROOME Chris
NIBALI Vincenzo
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
CALMEJANE Lilian
BOUHANNI Nacer
ARU Fabio
PHILIPSEN Jasper
KITTEL Marcel
WIPPERT Wouter
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
FELLINE Fabio
ROSA Diego
THEUNS Edward
GANNA Filippo
DURBRIDGE Luke
PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson
HIRT Jan
MEINTJES Louis
BAKELANTS Jan
BARBIER Rudy
GATTO Oscar
SWIFT Ben
ROWE Luke
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
ARMEE Sander
BETTIOL Alberto
LIETAER Eliot
BOOM Lars
SENNI Manuel
HUFFMAN Evan
DE KLEIJN Arvid
EVENEPOEL Remco
VAKOC Petr
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 05, 2019, 00:24
Okay, here's the full spreadsheet as of now (https://www.dropbox.com/s/r3miyynlqw174nm/CQ%202019%20final.xlsx?dl=0).

Note: use the 'Rankings' tab to navigate. The 'Update' tab hasn't been edited to reflect this year's teams, nor has the 'Week&Month Data' tab. I'll clean those up as I can in the first couple of weeks.

'Popularity' and 'Popularity Table' are current. Other tables are not yet. If someone really feels like cleaning up the other stuff ('Rank Popularity', etc) you can certainly feel free but if not I'll get to it when I can, just a bit preoccupied and burnt out with this compilation stuff in the last few days.

All teams entered should be on the 'Rankings' tab. There are separate tabs for each team, but there are lots of tabs for former teams that aren't playing this year. I have a template of all the teams that have played in the last few years so I don't have to create new tabs for teams that come back after a few years off. I'll delete those in time, but again it's not central to looking through teams right now.

That's it for now with spreadsheet stuff, lemme know if you have any issues (errors in your team or someone else's etc). And of course, let's talk about everyone's teams!
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 05, 2019, 00:32
Popularity part 1:

KITTEL Marcel   98
ARU Fabio   95
BETTIOL Alberto   92
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   89
NIBALI Vincenzo   87
EVENEPOEL Remco   86
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   82
MEINTJES Louis   79
CAVENDISH Mark   79
VAKOC Petr   73
ZAKARIN Ilnur   69
BOOM Lars   66
FELLINE Fabio   63
THEUNS Edward   61
GAUDU David   57
SWIFT Ben   53
BOUHANNI Nacer   50
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin   46
BAKELANTS Jan   38
KÄMNA Lennard   38
BAUHAUS Phil   37
BARBIER Rudy   36
O'CONNOR Ben   36
HALVORSEN Kristoffer   34
TRENTIN Matteo   31
Rivera Serrano Kevin   30
PADUN Mark   30
ROWE Luke   28
Moschetti Matteo   27
PLANCKAERT Baptiste   27
INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA Beñat   26
KUMP Marko   26
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley   26
PORTE Richie   25
LANDA MEANA Mikel   24
DE PLUS Laurens   24
KÖNIG Leopold   22
MARTIN Tony   22
MARECZKO Jakub   22
LAMBRECHT Bjorg   22
SIVAKOV Pavel   21
DURBRIDGE Luke   21
PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson   20
VAN DER POEL Mathieu   19
VAN ASBROECK Tom   19
HONORE Mikkel Frølich   19
EWAN Caleb   18
McLay Daniel   18
THOMAS Benjamin   17
OSORIO CARVAJAL Alejandro   16
VAN AERT Wout   16
Guldhammer Poulsen Rasmus   15
COSNEFROY Benoit   15
MORTON Lachlan   15
SENNI Manuel   14
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan   14
VACEK Karel   14
STANNARD Robert   14
KÜNG Stefan   14
VAN STAEYEN Michael   14
Cummings Stephen   13
AFFINI Edoardo   13
LIETAER Eliot   13
HINDLEY Jai   12
BARGUIL Warren   12
KANTER Max   12
MUÑOZ GIRALDO Daniel Felipe   11
Ganna Filippo   11
PÖSTLBERGER Lukas   11
SCOTSON Callum   11
HODEG CHAGUI Alvaro Jose   11
CONTRERAS PINZON Rodrigo   11
VLIEGEN Loïc   11
FABBRO Matteo   10
PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien   10
SPILAK Simon   10
HIRSCHI Marc   10
PHILIPSEN Jasper   10
HAMILTON Lucas   10
KNOX James   10
NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas   10
Valls Ferri Rafael   10
NIZZOLO Giacomo   10
KUSS Sepp   10
ACEVEDO CALLE Janier Alexis   10
GIBBONS Ryan   9
Stallaert Joeri   9
ALBANESE Vincenzo   9
DEWULF Stan   9
DE DECKER Alfdan   9
Bennett Sean   9
RIABUSHENKO Aliaksandr   9
FROOME Chris   9
HÄNNINEN Jaakko   9
VAN DER HOORN Taco   9
ALMEIDA Joao Pedro Gonçalves   9
DE KLEIJN Arvid   9
BONIFAZIO Niccolo   9
MUÑOZ LANCHEROS Cristian Camilo   9
TOUZE Damien   8
HOFSTEDE Lennard   8
KELDERMAN Wilco   8
EG Niklas   8
Howes Alex   8
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   8
CONCI Nicola   8
HIRT Jan   8
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald   8
WILLIAMS Stephen   8
GALLOPIN Tony   8
BANASZEK Alan   8
GREIPEL André   7
CELANO Danilo   7
TANFIELD Harry   7
BYRIEL IVERSEN Rasmus   7
MCNULTY Brandon   7
DUNBAR Eddie   7
VANHOUCKE Harm   7
RODRIGUEZ GARAICOECHEA Oscar   7
HUFFMAN Evan   7
COQUARD Bryan   7
ANTUNES Amaro Manuel Reposo   7
DAINESE Alberto   7
POGACAR Tadej   7
SENECHAL Florian   7
POWLESS Neilson   7
HOFLAND Moreno   7
BJERG Mikkel   7
MARCHETTI Moreno   7
ARMEE Sander   6
KENNAUGH Peter   6
YATES Adam   6
MOSER Moreno   6
WALSCHEID Maximilian   6
ARENSMAN Thymen   6
SCHACHMANN Maximilian   6
DE LA PARTE GONZALEZ Victor   6
TOLHOEK Antwan   6
FERASSE Thibault   6
BRÄNDLE Matthias   6
CIMOLAI Davide   5
CAVAGNA Rémi   5
FOURNIER Marc   5
POWER Robert   5
MÄDER Gino   5
MAS NICOLAU Enric   5
CARBONI Giovanni   5
DE BUYST Jasper   5
MOSCON Gianni   5
ROSA Diego   5
MENTEN Milan   5
CAÑELLAS SANCHEZ Xavier   5
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis   5
JARAMILLO DIEZ Daniel Alexander   5
ANDERSEN Søren Kragh   5
SCOTSON Miles   5
KEUKELEIRE Jens   5
ASGREEN Kasper   5
ROELANDTS Jürgen   5
OWEN Logan   4
VENTURINI Clément   4
MARTINEZ POVEDA Daniel Felipe   4
PEDERSEN Casper Phillip   4
CAICEDO CEPEDA Jonathan Klever   4
SCHLEGEL Michal   4
MARCZYNSKI Tomasz   4
BOUCHARD Geoffrey   4
BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto   4
GEOGHEGAN HART Tao   4
MINALI Riccardo   4
FLOREZ LOPEZ Miguel Eduardo   4
LONARDI Giovanni   4
MEZGEC Luka   4
HAIG Jack   4
POLITT Nils   4
CICCONE Giulio   4
NIEUWENHUIS Joris   4
KUDUS Merhawi Gebremedhin   4
CARDONA TABARES Julian   4
EENKHOORN Pascal   4
BARTA William   4
BOGDANOVICS Maris   4
LOBATO DEL VALLE Juan Jose   4
SAJNOK Szymon   4
GREGAARD WILSLY Jonas   4
MAYRHOFER Marius   4
VANTOMME Maxime   3
PIDCOCK Thomas   3
GESCHKE Simon   3
ROLLAND Pierre   3
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt   3
NAESEN Lawrence   3
MULLEN Ryan   3
DAVIES Scott   3
JAKOBSEN Fabio   3
KIRYIENKA Vasil   3
LAWLESS Christopher   3
BAGIOLI Andrea   3
GAUTIER Cyril   3
CORT NIELSEN Magnus   3
VERVAEKE Louis   3
OFFREDO Yoann   3
WARBASSE Larry   3
OLIVEIRA Rui Filipe Alves   3
MADOUAS Valentin   3
BOSWELL Ian   3
PHINNEY Taylor   3
CAPIOT Amaury   3
Poels Wout   3
MATHIS Marco   3
CIMA Imerio   3
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro   3
MODOLO Sacha   3
BARBIER Pierre   3
DE CLERCQ Bart   3
HAYTER Ethan   3
HALLER Marco   3
EIKING Odd Christian   3
VLASOV Alexander   3
PEAK Barnabas   3
BARCELO ARAGON Fernando   3
ARNDT Nikias   3
WEEMAES Sasha   3
TEUNISSEN Mike   3
WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads   3
PELUCCHI Matteo   3
PETILLI Simone   3
LE BON Johan   3
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 05, 2019, 00:34
Part 2:

WOUTERS Enzo   2
VAN TRIJP Maarten   2
GAROSIO Andrea   2
REICHENBACH Sébastien   2
VINGEGAARD RASMUSSEN Jonas   2
RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan   2
ZURLO Federico   2
BOL Jetse   2
COSTA Rui Alberto Faria   2
RIOU Alan   2
CHERNETSKIY Sergey   2
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl   2
DE BOD Stefan   2
GROENEWEGEN Dylan   2
LANGEVELD Sebastian   2
RODRIGUEZ MARTIN Cristian   2
VALTER Attila   2
JOURNIAUX Axel   2
VAN DEN BERG Julius   2
CARVALHO Antonio Ferreira   2
VAN POUCKE Aaron   2
HABTOM Awet Tekle   2
ARERUYA Joseph   2
HAGEN Carl Fredrik   2
VILLALOBOS HERNANDEZ Luis Ricardo   2
MONTAGUTI Matteo   2
MARINI Nicolas   2
SAMITIER SAMITIER Sergio   2
MASNADA Fausto   2
CASTRILLO ZAPATER Jaime   2
ALAFACI Eugenio   2
CATTANEO Mattia   2
BONGIORNO Francesco Manuel   2
FRAPPORTI Marco   2
HIGUITA GARCIA Sergio Andres   2
HAMILTON Chris   2
LIEPINS Emils   2
KONIG Leopold   2
VAN BAARLE Dylan   2
ASSELMAN Jesper   2
GATTO Oscar   2
SEPULVEDA Eduardo   2
VAN MOER Brent   2
KRISTOFF Alexander   2
BICO Nuno Miguel Alves Matos   2
NARVAEZ PRADO Jhonatan Manuel   2
PETIT Adrien   2
ANACONA GOMEZ Winner Andrew   2
VAUBOURZEIX Thomas   2
CALMEJANE Lilian   2
GESBERT Elie   2
STANNARD Ian   2
VINCENT Léo   2
HAUSSLER Heinrich   2
CHIA BERMUDEZ Luis Carlos   2
ALLEGAERT Piet   2
ACOSTA OSPINA Ruben Dario   2
KWIATKOWSKI Michal   2
GIBSON Matthew   2
OLIVEIRA Ivo Emanuel Alves   2
WISNIOWSKI Lukasz   2
LAMMERTINK Maurits   2
QUINN Sean   2
THURAU Björn   2
QUINTERO NOREÑA Carlos Julian   2
OOMEN Sam   2
LEKNESSUND Andreas   2
MÄRKL Niklas   2
GHIRMAY Biniyam   1
WIPPERT Wouter   1
DENZ Nico   1
MÜHLBERGER Gregor   1
STERBINI Simone   1
HANSEN Jesper   1
BAZHKOU Stanislau   1
MÜLLER Patrick   1
VERVLOESEM Xandres   1
HARDY Romain   1
BADILATTI Matteo   1
CAMPOS Francisco Joaquim Brito   1
SWIFT Connor   1
ALARCON GARCIA Raul   1
TRATNIK Jan   1
BOU COMPANY Joan   1
BENOOT Tiesj   1
HERKLOTZ Silvio   1
VANMARCKE Sep   1
NEILANDS Krists   1
WALLIN Rasmus Bøgh   1
HERRADA LOPEZ Jose   1
ZHUPA Eugert   1
CONSONNI Simone   1
GAZZOLI Michele   1
NISHIMURA Hiroki   1
STRAKHOV Dmitry   1
EISEL Bernhard   1
TESHOME Meron Hagos   1
BANZER Gordian   1
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   1
ELISSONDE Kenny   1
Turgis Jimmy   1
ENGER Sondre Holst   1
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   1
EVANS Alexander   1
VAN ENGELEN Adne   1
CONTI Valerio   1
GUARNIERI Jacopo   1
ÖRKEN Ahmet   1
VENDRAME Andrea   1
EVENEPOEL Remco    1
DOMONT Axel   1
OSS Daniel   1
MORA VEDRI Sebastian   1
HOLOWESKO Liam   1
BALMER Alexandre   1
PAASSCHENS Mathijs   1
MUGERLI Matej   1
EVENPOEL Remco   1
BUTS Vitaliy   1
PAGE Dylan   1
STEELS Stijn   1
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio   1
STORER Michael   1
BOL Cees   1
SUTHERLAND Rory   1
PARRA ARIAS Jordan Arley   1
CHAVES RUBIO Brayan   1
PAUWELS Serge   1
BATTAGLIN Enrico   1
INTXAUSTI Beñat   1
TILLER Rasmus Fossum   1
ALBASINI Michael   1
TORRES AGUDELO Rodolfo Andres   1
PEDERSEN Mads   1
TROFIMOV Yury   1
CARVALHO Andre Rodrigues   1
ULISSI Diego   1
PER David   1
MAMYKIN Matvey   1
PETERS Nans   1
GONZALEZ SALAS Mario   1
FERNANDES Jose Carlos Prates Neves   1
DE VRIES Hartthijs   1
BOUHANNI Rayane   1
VAN HOECKE Gijs   1
FLØTTEN Audun Brekke   1
VAN POPPEL Boy   1
JAUREGUI Quentin   1
VAN WILDER Ilan   1
PIBERNIK Luka   1
VASYLYUK Andriy   1
PICHON Laurent   1
DIMA Emil   1
JONES Brenton   1
HADDI Soufiane   1
PINOT Thibaut   1
DOWSETT Alex   1
ADAMS Jens   1
WANG Meiyin   1
PLANCKAERT Edward   1
WHITEHOUSE Daniel   1
JONES Seth   1
CIMA Damiano   1
FOSS Tobias Svendsen   1
BENNETT Sam   1
POLANC Jan   1
DUNNE Conor   1
KACZMAREK Jakub   1
SLAGTER Tom-Jelte   1
POLJANSKI Pawel   1
SOTO MARTINEZ Nelson Andres   1
BARBIO Antonio Andre Pereira   1
LAVERICK Joseph   1
AASHEIM Ludvig   1
GENE Yohann   1
POURSEYEDI GOLAKHOUR Mirsamad   1
STEIMLE Jannik   1
COVI Alessandro   1
STEWART Jake   1
FRAILE MATARRANZ Omar   1
STOSZ Patryk   1
PRONSKIY Vadim   1
STYBAR Zdenek   1
QUEMENEUR Perrig   1
CERNY Josef   1
FRANKINY Kilian   1
TANFIELD Charlie   1
QUINTANA ROJAS Dayer Uberney   1
TEKLEHAIMANOT Daniel Girmazion   1
COVILI Luca   1
BOOKWALTER Brent   1
KING Benjamin   1
THIJSSEN Gerben   1
RASTELLI Luca   1
BODNAR Maciej   1
RAVASI Edward   1
TIMMERMANS Justin   1
KIPKEMBOI Salim   1
TONELLI Alessandro   1
REIJNEN Kiel   1
LUTSENKO Alexey   1
KIRSCH Alex   1
BOSTOCK Matthew   1
REYES ORTEGA Aldemar   1
TUFT Svein   1
REZA Kévin   1
UKINIWABO René Jean Paul   1
CULLAIGH Gabriel   1
GIDICH Yevgeniy   1
RICHARDSON Alexandar   1
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael   1
GALL Felix   1
GOMEZ JARAMILLO Nicholas David   1
BOUWMAN Koen   1
GONÇALVES Jose Isidro Maciel   1
ROCHAS Rémy   1
GOUGEARD Alexis   1
ROCHE Nicolas   1
DE VREESE Laurens   1
RODRIGUES Joao Pedro Lourenço   1
VAN DER SANDE Tosh   1
KOLAHDOUZ HAGH Amir   1
VAN GARDEREN Tejay   1
BOUWMANS Dylan   1
VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume   1
DASSONVILLE Flavien   1
VAN NIEKERK Morne   1
KONOVALOVAS Ignatas   1
GROSU Eduard-Michael   1
GARCIA SOSA Jhojan Orlando   1
MAWDITT Lionel   1
ROUILLER Loris   1
GUERNALEC Thibault   1
KRON Andreas Lorentz   1
MCCARTHY Jay   1
SAGAN Peter   1
CAMPENAERTS Victor   1
BONNET William   1
VENTOSO ALBERDI Francisco Jose   1
KUKRLE Michael   1
BALLABIO Giacomo   1
KULIKOVSKIY Alexandr   1
VICHOT Arthur   1
GASPAROTTO Enrico   1
MERTZ Rémy   1
SCHREURS Hamish   1
DONOVAN Mark   1
SCHULTZ Nicholas   1
WAERENSKJOLD Soren   1
DAVIS Cole   1
MONFORT Maxime   1
GAUDIN Damien   1
DUMOULIN Tom   1
SCOTT Cameron   1
WELTEN Bram   1
SELIG Rüdiger   1
MORIN Emmanuel   1
KUSZTOR Peter   1
MØRKØV CHRISTENSEN Michael   1
DAVY Clément   1
MOSCA Jacopo   1
AALRUST Haakon Lunder   1
ZABEL Rick   1
SHALUNOV Evgeny   1
ZARIFF Nur Aiman Muhammad   1
SHEEHAN Riley   1
ZUKOWSKY Nickolas   1
SICARD Romain   1
DUPONT Hubert   1
SILVA Daniel Eduardo Moreira   1
BRØCHNER NIELSEN Nicolai   1
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on January 05, 2019, 08:00
Tejay and Stybar way, way down in the popularity stakes even after a so-so year. That wouldn't have happened a year or two ago.

Evenepoel also appears three times in the table. :lol

Gaudu, Barbier and Trentin are my most popular picks. 11 uniques.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 05, 2019, 08:55
Mine says Stybar is a unique pick which is odd
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on January 05, 2019, 08:59
Tejay and Stybar way, way down in the popularity stakes even after a so-so year. That wouldn't have happened a year or two ago.

Evenepoel also appears three times in the table. :lol

Gaudu, Barbier and Trentin are my most popular picks. 11 uniques.

I tried to come to a conclusion over which #academy sprinter to take, and ended up with "none" instead - seems like you went a different direction there :D

Is there anyone who picked more of them?
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 05, 2019, 09:25
Mine says Stybar is a unique pick which is odd


Wow shocking because I considered him as well. Didn't think he'd be really popular but unique is strange.
Btw, he said he is going to finally win a big race next year so.... ;)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 05, 2019, 10:22
Despite my team being mostly picked by heart I appear to have a nice mix of popular riders and not so popular ones. No unique picks. Might be a good recipe for success, who knows.

My popular picks:
NIBALI Vincenzo   693   87
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   602   83
ZAKARIN Ilnur   473   69
BOUHANNI Nacer   441   51
ARU Fabio   400   96
GAUDU David   299   57
KITTEL Marcel   296   99
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   263   90
FELLINE Fabio   257   63
THEUNS Edward   191   61
BETTIOL Alberto   50   92
EVENEPOEL Remco   0   89

My slightly popular picks:
PADUN Mark   191   30
HALVORSEN Kristoffer   162   35
MOSCHETTI Matteo   144   28
BARBIER Rudy   90   36
ROWE Luke   70   28

My (relatively) rare picks:
BARGUIL Warren   447   12
One of the riders I thought most about and gave me a real headache. Realistically, he isn't going to double his score, but as the leader of his team I could see him reach his 2017 score again. He is a rider I really like and in this points range was the only pick I fancied that wasn't on my team already. In other words, there was a Barguil-sized gap on my team.

KÜNG Stefan   437   14

One of my favorite riders, and finally he has left the nest and will have freedom to pursue his goals. Of course it helps that he's now on my favorite team as well and hopefully he will have a breakthrough in the spring classics.

WALSCHEID Maximilian   389   6

Another rider that gave a headache, too expensive for the type of rider he is, i.e. a talented but not (yet) top sprinter, however I saw some performances last year that gave me the feeling he can do more and do better.

CATTANEO Mattia   295   2
Wow, I am shocked he is a near unique pick, but I kinda understand it, I believe he scored almost half of his current score in the last week and a half of his season and he is now probably a little too expensive. However, it also gives me the feeling he can score much better if he is more consistent, as evidenced as well by his 2017 season. I wanted either him or Masnada on my team as well, and Masnada got even more expensive in his final race, so it was an easy choice.

VENTURINI Clément   183   4
I still believe in Venturini. He doesn't have much competition on AG2R but despite that, he had an underwhelming season last year. I believe he can do better and am looking forward to cheering him on.

STANNARD Robert   172   14
I'll admit, he got on my team when I was still under the impression he would be a 2nd year neo pro. And I never considered removing him when I found out he would be a 1st year neo. Probably a bit too expensive, but at the same time he is so talented and seems to be pretty allround as well, with a good sprint in his legs, decent climbing skills and a good TT.

GARCIA CORTINA Ivan   153   14
Was a no-brainer for me, very strong rider, I expected a breakthrough last year but it didn't happen, but what he showed made me even more convinced he can become a real star.

HAMILTON Lucas   149   10
Was one of the most promising talents when he became pro last year but struggled, in fact most of his points came from the Hammer Series. However, the talent is still there, I am sure of it, and a difficult first year as a pro isn't that rare.

FABBRO Matteo   116   10
Very talented pocket climber, and I'm sure if he hadn't scored those 62 points in Turkey in October he'd be on many more teams. He needs to take a small step ahead and he'll easily double or even triple his score.

VLIEGEN Loïc   109   11
Pretty surprised he was only picked by 10 other people, but on the other hand he was a late addition to my team because I'd overlooked him. Was considered a big talent several years ago but had a lot of problems with his health. I like Wanty as a team for him and think he'll have a nice calendar and plenty freedom.

RIABUSHENKO Aliaksandr   109   9
His 2018 wasn't spectacular, but his 2nd place on that stage in Pais Vasco convinced me: he has talent and if it is nurtured, he could do great things. UAE may not be the best team for this, but we'll see.

CONCI Nicola   98   8
Another rider similar to Riabushenko and Fabbro, in how he made his way onto my team. Out of the 3, he had the most consistently high level. No real stand-out performance, but I am eager to see how he develops this year.

TANFIELD Harry   76   7
A little old for a neo pro, but that means he is also stronger and more experienced. Good TTer, decently talented, seems like a good bloke, was a no-brainer to me.

CIMA Imerio   66   3
Call me crazy, but he was one of the first riders on my team. I wanted to include him last year, didn't, it worked out okay because he needed an extra year to find his way in the pro peloton. Very young still (turned 21 at the end of October) and already, he has quite fast legs. If he gets a full-blown Asian calendar, with some minor Italian races mixed in, watch out for him.

AFFINI Edoardo   41   13
Another easy pick for me. Very strong, very good TTer. The kind of neo pro I like.

ALBANESE Vincenzo   38   9
Yes, I still have faith and am not giving up. Dubbed by some as the new Sagan, I am not expecting him to ever reach that level, but I am convinced there is definitely quite a bit of talent in him that hasn't yet come out. Come on Vincenzo, prove me right.

Popular riders I didn't pick:
MEINTJES Louis   79 - Too boring, not feeling it.
CAVENDISH Mark   79 - Don't believe in it.
VAKOC Petr   73 - Sad to say, but feel he will be the next Malori. Hope I'm wrong.
BOOM Lars   66 - Refuse to cheer for him.
SWIFT Ben   53 - Was on my team until the San Juan amendments made me 2 points over budget and his spot went to Rowe. A shame because I like him and think he is a more interesting pick than Rowe (who only ever seems to score in the same 3 or 4 races).
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin   46 - Looked at him, but really don't see it.
BAKELANTS Jan   38 - Not really I rider I can get excited about.
KÄMNA Lennard   38 - I might be wrong, but I was under the impression he had some motivational issues last year.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 05, 2019, 11:07
I did mine as soon as the competition opened and haven't looked at it since.

BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley   1130
MOSCON Gianni   1039
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   602
TRENTIN Matteo   581
VAN DER POEL Mathieu   539
POWER Robert   363
PHILIPSEN Jasper   357
GAUDU David   299
KITTEL Marcel   296
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   263
FELLINE Fabio   257
PLANCKAERT Baptiste   206
THEUNS Edward   191
HALVORSEN Kristoffer   162
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan   153
MEINTJES Louis   141
CAVENDISH Mark   125
HOFLAND Moreno   120
BAKELANTS Jan   120
VILLALOBOS HERNANDEZ Luis Ricardo   108
THOMAS Benjamin   103
QUINTANA ROJAS Dayer Uberney   100
KUMP Marko   54
BETTIOL Alberto   50
BOOM Lars   37
VANHOUCKE Harm   35
RIVERA SERRANO Kevin   20
OSORIO CARVAJAL Alejandro   17
INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA Beñat   12
ALAFACI Eugenio   5
MUÑOZ GIRALDO Daniel Felipe   2
KÖNIG Leopold   0
VAKOC Petr   0


My only unique pick is Quintana. No, not that one, the other one.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Arb on January 05, 2019, 11:07
Glad to see I'm not the only one that biases against those I perceive to bring little excitement!
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on January 05, 2019, 15:26
I'll just steal Florrys way of presenting my team:

My popular picks (in >50% of all teams):

KITTEL Marcel   296   99
ARU Fabio   400   96
BETTIOL Alberto   50   92
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   263   90
EVENEPOEL Remco   0   89
NIBALI Vincenzo   693   87
CAVENDISH Mark   125   80
MEINTJES Louis   141   79
VAKOC Petr   0   74
ZAKARIN Ilnur   473   69
FELLINE Fabio   257   63
THEUNS Edward   191   61
GAUDU David   299   57

My slightly popular picks (in >25% of all teams):

BOUHANNI Nacer   441   51
BAKELANTS Jan   120   38
O'CONNOR Ben   219   37
PADUN Mark   191   30

My (relatively) rare pick (in <25% of all teams):

PLANCKAERT Baptiste   206   27
Back with Wallonie, where he scored >1000 points in 2016. I don't expect more of the same, but all those small Belgian and French races should still suit him fairly well

KUMP Marko   54   27
His fourth time with Adria, the last two times he stepped down to conti level he scored 377 and 534 points. I don't really think he still has the speed he had back then, but he could still be in profit after the series of races on the Balkans in March already. Everything else is a bonus.

LANDA MEANA Mikel   779   24
Free Landa

MARTIN Tony   248   22
2018 was Tony's first WT season (after 11 years) with less than 500 points. He is not as good as he used to be anymore, but still good enough to hit that benchmark again, also because Bianchi's TT equipment should be in his favor.

PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson   157   20
a bit of a gambe, no idea what exactly is/was the state of his illness

GULDHAMMER POULSEN Rasmus   12   16
see above. Profit should be guaranteed

VAN STAEYEN Michael   20   14
Arb said he'll win the Scheldeprijs

STALLAERT Joeri   34   9
Back in Belgium, where he always achieved good results.

KELDERMAN Wilco   678   8
Wilco missed major parts of the season due to injuries, and is likely to be the leader for basically all stage races Dumoulin isn't doing. Paired with his ITT abilities, that should do.

MARCHETTI Moreno   33   8
The new Mareczko. Maybe.

KEUKELEIRE Jens   351   5
A classics specialist, who missed the whole classics season in 2018. And with Lotto, he should lead basically all of them.

BOGDANOVICS Maris   9   4
He was very solid with Rietumu in 2016 and 2017, but never set foot at Amore last year. Now with Interpro, who wants to extend its calender, he should get a sh*tload of opportunities to score points.

TEUNISSEN Mike   384   3
Had his breakthrough year in 2018, although he often was on domestique duties and almost lost all point scoring opportunities due to an injury in the second half of the season. Now back home in Holland he should be one of Jumbo's big leaders.

LIEPINS Emils   187   2
a bit of a fan pick

PAGE Dylan   126   1
Page never even was on my longlist, but when Busato's price increased due to the San Juan amendments, I had to make some changes, and he fitted in perfectly. He didn't race too much in 2018, his new Iam team seems to be more ambitious in that regard. That should do, to give it a try, he is quick anyway.

ZHUPA Eugert   63   1
The breakaway king said he wants to go for results instead in 2018.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 05, 2019, 16:25
OK, I too will steal Fleur's way.

I'll just steal Florrys way of presenting my team:

My popular picks (in >50% of all teams):

KITTEL Marcel
BETTIOL Alberto 
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban 
CAVENDISH Mark 
MEINTJES Louis 
VAKOC Petr 
FELLINE Fabio
THEUNS Edward 
GAUDU David
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
BOOM Lars


My slightly popular picks (in >25% of all teams):

TRENTIN Matteo
BAKELANTS Jan
HALVORSEN Kristoffer
RIVERA SERRANO Kevin
INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA Beñat

My (relatively) rare pick (in <25% of all teams):

PLANCKAERT Baptiste
Back with Wallonie, where he scored >1000 points in 2016. I don't expect more of the same, but all those small Belgian and French races should still suit him fairly well - This

KUMP Marko
His fourth time with Adria, the last two times he stepped down to conti level he scored 377 and 534 points. I don't really think he still has the speed he had back then, but he could still be in profit after the series of races on the Balkans in March already. Everything else is a bonus. - This

MOSCON Gianni
Everyone's favourite Italian has the talent to score a lot of points, and he was out for much of last year.

VAN DER POEL Mathieu
Plans to ride many of the Classics which should net him good points.

POWER Robert
Should get more opportunities at Sunweb, and perhaps take the weight off Dumo and Wilco.

PHILIPSEN Jasper
Had a good year last year, should be a Leader in his new team with far more races.

GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
Has talent and should grow nicely especially in one day races. He can climb a bit and sprint.

HOFLAND Moreno
JV says he's going to be a sprinter again. What could possibly go wrong?

VILLALOBOS HERNANDEZ Luis Ric
Just a hunch.

THOMAS Benjamin
Poor season, could do better.

QUINTANA ROJAS Dayer Uberney
Should be a leader at his new team with invites to decent races.

VANHOUCKE Harm
Hopefully will progress.

OSORIO CARVAJAL Alejandro
I like the look of this guy and Nippo have almost no other climbers.

ALAFACI Eugenio
Blame Heather.

MUÑOZ GIRALDO Daniel Felipe
As Osorio above, but will probably get fewer opps.

KÖNIG Leopold
We can but hope he recovers from all of his ailments, whatever they may be.



Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on January 05, 2019, 18:37
I think I might be the front runner for the most boneheaded pick of this years game.

Is there any more news about Tosh van der Sande and his positive doping test?

Obviously I'm asking for a friend.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 05, 2019, 19:02
I think I might be the front runner for the most boneheaded pick of this years game.

Is there any more news about Tosh van der Sande and his positive doping test?

Obviously I'm asking for a friend.

He's just trying to find a cow with a blocked nose.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 05, 2019, 19:03
I think I might be the front runner for the most boneheaded pick of this years game.

Is there any more news about Tosh van der Sande and his positive doping test?

Obviously I'm asking for a friend.
Well, there are two people who picked Manuel Bongiorno even though he retired in 2017. Perhaps they're banking on a comeback.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 05, 2019, 19:06
Well, there are two people who picked Manuel Bongiorno even though he retired in 2017. Perhaps they're banking on a comeback.

Trudgin and who else?
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on January 05, 2019, 19:06
Well, there are two people who picked Manuel Bongiorno even though he retired in 2017. Perhaps they're banking on a comeback.

he was rumored to join the new Wilier.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 05, 2019, 19:16
he was rumored to join the new Wilier.

A wilier old fox.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: GP Blanco on January 05, 2019, 19:18
My team:
NIBALI Vincenzo   693
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   602
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis   561
ZAKARIN Ilnur   473
BOUHANNI Nacer   441
KÜNG Stefan   437
ARU Fabio   400
VAN DER HOORN Taco   396
VAN BAARLE Dylan   361
TOLHOEK Antwan   349
LAMBRECHT Bjorg   337
GAUDU David   299
KITTEL Marcel   296
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban   263
FELLINE Fabio   257
DE PLUS Laurens   226
THEUNS Edward   191
MOSCHETTI Matteo   144
BAKELANTS Jan   120
BARBIER Rudy   90
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin   61
DE BOD Stefan   56
KUMP Marko   54
BETTIOL Alberto   50
PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien   47
DOMONT Axel   45
HOWES Alex   44
AFFINI Edoardo   41
HOFSTEDE Lennard   40
BOOM Lars   37
KÄMNA Lennard   37
CONTRERAS PINZON Rodrigo   36
EVENEPOEL Remco   0

A lot of the popular riders. I don't think I have to explain the likes of Nibali or Gaviria.

The (more) rare ones:
HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
Of course he is getting older and in the same team as Daniel Martin but in my opinion he could improve on last year's score.

VAN DER HOORN Taco
Let's see what he can do in a full season without injuries.

VAN BAARLE Dylan
Surprised only two people picked him. Lot's of cobbled potential

TOLHOEK Antwan
Who does not have a soft spot for climbers who look like twelve year old kids.

DE BOD Stefan
Had a good NC a couple of years ago. Let's see what he can do with the big boys.

DOMONT Axel
Boring pick, but could double his score with a decent dull season.

HOWES Alex
Same a Domont

HOFSTEDE Lennard
See above

AFFINI Edoardo
According to his DS he is the kind of rider that is better as a pro than as an espoir.

CONTRERAS PINZON Rodrigo
Remember the hype.

PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien
Cool name, very aristocratic

KÜNG Stefan
Hope he will find his classics legs plus some great TT's.

 
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 05, 2019, 19:41
Nice team,
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: GP Blanco on January 05, 2019, 19:52
Nice team,

Thanks. Did not put a lot of effort in it due to illness.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on January 05, 2019, 20:57
I tried to come to a conclusion over which #academy sprinter to take, and ended up with "none" instead - seems like you went a different direction there :D

Is there anyone who picked more of them?

Don't think so. Nobody went for Raim, Boivin, Sbaragli (no surprise there) or Avila. Enger was a unique pick for somebody, but they didn't go for any other Geeeeks on top of that.

It's unlikely the four I have selected will set the world alight. 200-300 points would be a likely scoring range and if one could push on towards 400-500 that would be cool, but that's not what they're in the team for.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on January 05, 2019, 21:07
TOLHOEK Antwan

I ended up picking him too along with his new Jumbo buddy De Plus.

It wasn't easy selecting which young climbers to go with from Jumbo. Depending on how you look at it, they have anywhere between 4-8 interesting options. De Plus got the nod from me for his TT ability and Tolhoek impressed me with his showings in some one-day races. I wouldn't be surprised if he won a big (okay biggish) one in 2019.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on January 05, 2019, 21:41
Tolhoek was on my list as well, but I dropped him when I noticed what his first name is all about
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: rote_laterne on January 05, 2019, 23:59
When I saw the first teams I became for the first time confident for my team: I did not overlook a rider and many riders I wasn't too sure about were picked by players who usually are successful. But then last year I also had many riders in common with the winner and did worse than expected. My third expensive rider being a unique pick doesn't bode well for the season. I hope Pedersen doesn't turn out as this years Theuns.

KITTEL Marcel   296   99
Even with a bad season again he should at least double his score.

ARU Fabio   400   96
See Kittel, although I'm less convinced.

BETTIOL Alberto   50   92
Back with EF he should at least quadruple this score.

EVENEPOEL Remco   0   89
Don't expect too much this year.

NIBALI Vincenzo   693   87
His best years are over but I expect 1000 points.

MEINTJES Louis   141   79
Boring pick but he should at least be good for 400 points.

GAUDU David   299   57
A bit risky but I believe he steps up his game this year.

BOUHANNI Nacer   441   51
He will at least double last years score.

O'CONNOR Ben   219   37
Did like what I saw last year and he should get his chances at DD.

BARBIER Rudy   90   36
Back at PCT-level he should be back to his old self.

HALVORSEN Kristoffer   162   35
The talent is there.

PADUN Mark   191   30
He could have made more points last year by simply finishing the races and he will make a step up this year.

ROWE Luke   70   28
It was a tie between him and Swift. He will get his chances (Stannard is done) and Sky will reward his loyalty.

KUMP Marko   54   27
Back to his old team. I expect at least 200 points from him.

LAMBRECHT Bjorg   337   23
Also a bit risky but he had a good first pro season and will get his chances.

MARECZKO Jakub   289   22
He can be fast and I expect CCC to ride some lower tier races in Easter Europe with not much competition.

DURBRIDGE Luke   162   21
Hope for second place in ITT nationals and he will get his chances in many classics.

HONORE Mikkel Frølich 76   19
Took him simply because of his performance in the WC last year and being a quickstepper.

VACEK Karel   0   14
Don't expect too much from him but Axeon should be a good team for him.

VAN DER HOORN Taco   396   10
Probably a bit risky to pick a quite high priced not really proven guy. But he is talented and I hope more classic race days will pay off.

NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas   133   10
A step down should translate in an accumulation of points.

BOASSON HAGEN Edvald   686   9
I have faith he will almost double his score. Also Worlds should suit him.

DE KLEIJN Arvid   5   9
Don't know him but he had a successful 2017.

SENECHAL Florian   411   7
Terpstra left, Gilbert and Stybar are getting old, it's time to break through.

ARENSMAN Thymen   46   6
Quite young and second at Tour de l'Avenir means talent.

CIMOLAI Davide   88   5
Not very convinced but he can score in the countless Italian one day races and maybe also in MSR again.

JARAMILLO DIEZ Daniel Alexander   21   5
At one time I had 21 points left. He had some good seasons in North America, now he's my guy for lower tier Spanish races.

CORT NIELSEN Magnus   581   3
With Valgren leaving Astana, Cort should get many more opportunities. Don't know why he's only picked by two other players.

CAPIOT Amaury   191   3
An injury free season and Capiot has potential for 600 points.

BARBIER Pierre   92   3
He should get his chances in the french calendar.

JANSEN Amund Grøndahl   274   2
He seemed like a good pick, not so sure yet.

PEDERSEN Mads   606   1
There is Stuyven and there is Degenkolb but I was convinced Pedersen will have a similar year Stuyven had in 2018. Plus the Worlds course should suit him like all the Danes.

VERVLOESEM Xandres   0   1
The zero pointer I have no idea what to expect.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on January 06, 2019, 00:00
Tolhoek was on my list as well, but I dropped him when I noticed what his first name is all about

???  I assumed it was a Dutch variant on Anthony.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on January 06, 2019, 08:47
???  I assumed it was a Dutch variant on Anthony.

in fact it's the dumb variant of Antoine though
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 06, 2019, 09:28
First 20 points of the season, for Lucas Hamilton. :cool
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on January 06, 2019, 09:51
I believe we have a three way tie at the top, Carlos Algatrensig, Los Brolin and Tigerion all combining Durbridge and Hindley.  I suspect that my current joint fourth is as good as it will get.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 06, 2019, 09:53
Turbo Turbo :win
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 06, 2019, 10:20
How do you see where teams are ranked  in popularity?

Also slide Stybar is ranked as 1 I know of a couple of teams who have him.

Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 06, 2019, 10:26
How do you see where teams are ranked  in popularity?

Also slide Stybar is ranked as 1 I know of a couple of teams who have him.


He is only listed in the popularity ranking once so it can't be a spelling issue
What is he ranked at on the other teams' pages?
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Arb on January 06, 2019, 10:30
Stybar was probably just a typo, I was responsible for similar one  :shh

      
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92   Bicycle_Boy   1011
93   Poles & Co.   996
94   Salvarani   992
95   18_Valve   951
96   Sestriere   949
97   zaka_fan   918
98   Riverside   909
99   Hugo_Koblet   898
100   yoyokt   892
101   Eyeballs_Out   841
102   LukasCPH   819
103   armchairclimber   774
104   Otoxiep87   764
105   Akuryo   737
106   ChrisDK   682
107   VeloRooms   653
108   Rakim   557
109   Jon_Ezeitza   515
110   Koronin   446
111   Tonton   424
112   Josedin   384
113   Leadbelly   340
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Arb on January 06, 2019, 10:34
Nah you're the only one with him  :D

Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 06, 2019, 10:42
He is only listed in the popularity ranking once so it can't be a spelling issue
What is he ranked at on the other teams' pages?

Wow that is surprising some on CN mentioned him so assumed he was on their teams

Amazing unique pick
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 06, 2019, 10:43
Stybar was probably just a typo, I was responsible for similar one  :shh

Nah it was me who sent in his team and I always copy  :angel
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 06, 2019, 10:44
About halfway down the popularity rankings, fair enough
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 06, 2019, 10:52
Bottom 1/3 :lol

Leadbelly :win
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 06, 2019, 10:57
A lot of Veloroomies in the bottom half  :o :D
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on January 06, 2019, 12:54
Crash Bang Wallop: 2019 Main Version

GAUDU David
BARBIER Rudy
TRENTIN Matteo
PLANCKAERT Baptiste
BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
DE PLUS Laurens
LAMBRECHT Bjorg
VAN ASBROECK Tom
COSNEFROY Benoit
LIETAER Eliot

These are the more popular ones. Bernal was on the team even before the Giro leadership news came out. He just has to avoid crashing as much and hopefully not do the Tour.

KNOX James
I thought he would have been more popular after some late season performances at Montreal and Turkey. Should move up the pecking order at Deceuninck after all the outgoing transfers.

STALLAERT Joeri
Same reasoning as others

KELDERMAN Wilco
Couldn't be bothered changing him after the news of him being Dumoulin's dom at both the Giro and Tour. Should still get opportunities anyway.

TOLHOEK Antwan
See a few posts above

CIMOLAI Davide
Ditto

POLITT Nils
No love for Mr Leprosy? The one bright star at Katusha in 2018. Should be good for Classics and some stage races.

CICCONE Giulio
Not sure actually he will be a great pick scoring wise, but in a bad Bardiani team he was there or thereabouts in a lot of races.

MINALI Riccardo
See a few posts above

CALMEJANE Lilian
I had a lot of fun with Calmejane in my team in his debut year with Direct Energie where he was very consistent through the season. Plateaued a bit last year and some of the locals were questioning whether he was more interested in taking instagram pics with his other half than winning races. Fingers crossed that he's wised up.

LIEPINS Emils
Calendar should suit him.

VALTER Attila
Impressive at Okolo Slovenska. Not sure there are too many climbers at CCC Devo other than him, so should get plenty of freedom.

VAUBOURZEIX Thomas
VAN NIEKERK Morne
Neither Vaubourzeix or Van Neikerk were initially on the team, but they were brought in after I messed up on Excel. Both are on French CT teams so they should give plenty of interest through the year, but I expect more from the South African than the Frenchman. The two riders they ended up replacing were Ewan and O'Connor - so no Aussie Nat points for me.

NEILANDS Krists
I just had to.

BADILATTI Matteo
Bit surprised he was unique. Looked good at Hainan and in a team with very few climbing options he should get plenty of races where he gets complete freedom.

CARVALHO Andre Rodrigues
Almost took him out after he signed for Hagens Berman, but I stuck with him.

This next lot could all be put under the same banner. CT riders for teams with lots of race days around the world. Should provide lots of interest. Most of them I would have forecast to been unique (and they all did) apart from Bazhkou who seemed a typical Geraint Too Fast pick and Dima who's praises were being sung by Jens Attacks.

STEIMLE Jannik
KUKRLE Michael
BAZHKOU Stanislau
VAN ENGELEN Adne
BANZER Gordian
DIMA Emil

KUSZTOR Peter
I had 21 points left, so it must have been fate.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 06, 2019, 14:00
POLITT Nils
No love for Mr Leprosy? The one bright star at Katusha in 2018. Should be good for Classics and some stage races.
I was keen on picking him after his showing in spring but unfortunately got a bit too expensive at the end of the season.

Quote
CICCONE Giulio
Not sure actually he will be a great pick scoring wise, but in a bad Bardiani team he was there or thereabouts in a lot of races.
I wanted to pick him as well but I fear he will not get too many opportunities at Trek.


Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on January 06, 2019, 14:35
My team for this year

YATES Adam
LANDA MEANA Mikel
KELDERMAN Wilco
GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
ZAKARIN Ilnur
BARGUIL Warren
BOUHANNI Nacer
ARU Fabio
KITTEL Marcel
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
FELLINE Fabio
THEUNS Edward
DURBRIDGE Luke
PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson
MEINTJES Louis
PÖSTLBERGER Lukas
CAVENDISH Mark
HINDLEY Jai
THOMAS Benjamin
GIBBONS Ryan
BARBIER Rudy
VAN DER SANDE Tosh
MCLAY Daniel
BRÄNDLE Matthias
SWIFT Ben
ATAPUMA HURTADO Jhon Darwin
ARMEE Sander
BETTIOL Alberto
HOWES Alex
LIETAER Eliot
HOFSTEDE Lennard
BOOM Lars
KÄMNA Lennard

One unique pick this year. I think in the past I've had a few more than that and had I done proper diligience in picking my team it probably would have been no unique picks this time round

If only someone had mentioned in a previous years game thread the dangers of picking in a rush and including suspended riders

http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=8843.msg2236812#msg2236812

Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Arb on January 07, 2019, 07:58
STALLAERT was involved in my complications to find a few extra I liked in the 30-50 space, not really sure if he gets enough of a role in a new team to score points. I think what got me over the line is the fact who else is in your team has never really stopped anyone in Belgium. I guess it was more important to convince myself SENNI wasn't going to hit 300+.

VAUBOURZEIX I'm kind of excited by (and CAÑELLAS SANCHEZ Xavier but he will probably be a dismal failure), how dare you steal a unique.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 07, 2019, 16:20
Will just say


Free DJW let him play with no *
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on January 08, 2019, 13:04
Will just say


Free DJW let him play with no *

It's almost Free DJ Willy. Almost.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 08, 2019, 16:41
Durbo and young Ben with a few more points for team JSG
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: DJW on January 08, 2019, 19:38
Will just say


Free DJW let him play with no *

Appreciate the support but happy to take my (zero) victories with an asterisk.

In true pro cycling tradition I will still be celebrating them through snarky Twitter posts :D
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: DJW on January 08, 2019, 19:48
My team, comes in at #109 on the Popularity table, just under the VR collective  :D

Four unique picks: NOMMELA Aksel  #wallonie RICE Michael  #axeon , EISENHART Taylor  #bmc , MALUCELLI Matteo #cajarural


BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley
MAS NICOLAU Enric
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio
SOSA CUERVO Ivan Ramiro
VAN AERT Wout
STRAKHOV Dmitry
KUSS Sepp
NOMMELA Aksel
GAUDU David
CHAVES RUBIO Jhoan Esteban
BOL Cees
TOUZE Damien
THEUNS Edward
MENTEN Milan
GANNA Filippo
MOSCHETTI Matteo
MALUCELLI Matteo
EISENHART Taylor
HONORE Mikkel Frølich
TANFIELD Harry
WILLIAMS Stephen
DE BOD Stefan
KUMP Marko
GIBSON Matthew
RICE Michael
SCOTSON Callum
VAKOC Petr
BYRIEL IVERSEN Rasmus
EVENEPOEL Remco
KÖNIG Leopold

Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 13, 2019, 12:07
Disappointing to miss Beñat in my team
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: rote_laterne on January 13, 2019, 13:06
Reading today's CN interview with him I have the same feeling although I still don't think he will be a very good pick.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 15, 2019, 04:47
Today's sprint showed why I didn't pick Caleb
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 16, 2019, 06:51
Update #1: Plenty of glory to go around

The first update in the CQ game is always a bit of a jumble, as it is comprised of the Aussie and New Zealand nationals, and pretty much nothing else (a couple of stages of 2.2 Tachira). Aussie riders are pretty popular in this game, so there is often some differentiation at the top. Not so this time. With the unheralded/unpicked trio of Frieberg, Harper and Meyer on the podium of the Aussie RR, there weren't even any rare picks in the big points. That resulted in a bit of a cluster at the top.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points
1   flashke   107
1   Googolplex   107
1   just_some_guy   107
1   rote_laterne   107
1   Total Package   107
1   Wallenquist   107

Of the 21 teams who picked Luke Durbridge (who, unsurprisingly, are #1 through 21 on the rankings), six players also got 17 points from being among the 37 teams who picked Ben O'Connor. So, flashke (listed first by virtue of the alphabet), Googolplex, just some guy, rote laterne, Total Package and Wallenquist share first place in this inaugural week.

The Green Jersey competition is back this year - for those new to the game, it's just a weekly points system to reward teams that score high in the weekly rankings - the points are given to the top 15 finishers every week, and mirror the TdF Green Jersey points. The top 6 teams get an average of the top 6 points (45 for first, 35 for 2nd, then 30, 26, 22, 20), which works out to 29.666, which I rounded up to 30. So those are the standings for that competition as of now.

For the top 10 overall, it's those 6 with the asian in 7th (got 14 Callum Scotson points on top of Durbridge), then Carlo Algatrensig, Los Brolin and Tigerion tied for 8th (12 points from Jai Hindley).

This week is bound to be more spread out as the World Tour racing has started down under. We are off in the CQ game! Good luck everyone.

Spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/62mn7eqkxmecymt/CQ%202019%20update%201.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on January 16, 2019, 10:20
Joint 11th, I've peaked early.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 16, 2019, 11:21
34th  :lol
Better than last  :o
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 16, 2019, 17:46
Haha go me.

All down hill from here but got my mention for the year in early
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: rote_laterne on January 16, 2019, 20:46
Memorable moment.  :party
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on January 17, 2019, 22:33
Joint 8th must be the highest I've ever been. Next year I might just load my team with Aussies and New Zealanders so I have a chance of being top after the first update for the game.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 20, 2019, 07:07
Pretty good week I think
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: rote_laterne on January 20, 2019, 12:36
Points TDU:
O'CONNOR Ben 20
BETTIOL Alberto 5
DURBRIDGE Luke 5
ROWE Luke 5
MARECZKO Jakub 23
HALVORSEN Kristoffer 7
65 ... back to normal

In action next week:
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (1.UWT)
O'CONNOR Ben
BETTIOL Alberto
DURBRIDGE Luke
ROWE Luke
MARECZKO Jakub
HALVORSEN Kristoffer
HONORÉ Mikkel Frølich
KANTER Max

Vuelta a San Juan Internacional (2.1)
EVENEPOEL Remco
BARBIER Rudy
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 20, 2019, 13:12
Around 390 for the week and happy once more no Caleb in the team
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 22, 2019, 00:56
Update #2: Impeyrial Reign in Australia

We are off and running in the CQ Manager game, with the prestigious level 1 World Tour race Tour Down Under in the books. Just when it looked like some new blood might upset the established order, Paddy Bevin had an unfortunate crash, and the end results were virtually identical to last year - Porte wins on Willunga, Impey finishes close enough to take the overall. Porte keeping pace with last year's CQ haul will be welcomed by the 25 teams that chose him this year, and as once again no one has Impey (or Bevin for that matter), his points are the ones that most directly affect the game.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   MADRAZO   486
1   Amis_Velo   486
3   just_some_guy   411
4   Otoxiep87   408
5   Blues in the bottle   400

Despite some big team scores and differentiation on the tables this week, the top spot is once again a tie! There were three teams that took podium finisher Wout Poels, and two of them also had Porte. MADRAZO got those points plus ten finishing points from Bettiol and Durbridge, and Amis Velo got those points and finishing points from Rafa Valls and Lachlan Morton, leading to a tie at 486 points. just some guy ends up in third after tying for first last week - a great start to the season.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Amis_Velo   (+67)
2   Blues in the bottle   (+62)
3   Poles & Co.   (+56)
4   PremierAndrew   (+55)
4   torcia_86   (+55)

Well, when ~50 teams scored no points in the first week and therefore were tied for something like 70th place, some points in the second week are going to bring about a big jump. We've covered Amis Velo above, but on this ranking game veteran Blues in the bottle leaps more than half the table mostly from Porte, but from a smattering of smaller points from an impressive collection including Ewan, Bauhaus, Mareczko, Hindley, and Miguel Flores picking up points in Tachira. Poles & Co. sneaks into third almost entirely on the back of Porte and Mareczko.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   just_some_guy   60
2   MADRAZO   43
3   Amis_Velo   40
4   Googolplex   30
4   Total Package   30
4   flashke   30
4   rote_laterne   30
4   Wallenquist   30

It's rare to have a clear leader that has more than 45 points at this point in the season, but just some guy parlays the 30 points for splitting the lead last week into overall success by netting 30 more for 3rd place this week. MADRAZO and Amis Velo split the top this week and each get 40 points for it, but MADRAZO already had 3 points last week so gets 2nd overall on this ranking.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (+10)   MADRAZO   576
2   (-1)   just_some_guy   518
3   (+67)   Amis_Velo   486
4   (+33)   Otoxiep87   425
5   (+62)   Blues in the bottle   412
6   (+16)   yoyokt   408
7   (+4)   Object   387
8   (+3)   Falze   383
9   (+18)   barmaher   382
10   (+22)   bminchow   377

This early in the season there's obviously some volatility, and with last week's leading teams only getting 107 points, it was all up in the air with big World Tour points coming through. The podium is the same as the weekly standings, with just some guy holding off Amis Velo in the overall due to having said 107-point head start. This week mostly sees 2.1 action in Gabon, so it'll be a small update most likely, but good for teams that have sprinters on French PCT teams.

spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/fbbh31k0fmgceg4/CQ%202019%20update%202.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: LukasCPH on January 22, 2019, 11:35
Update #2: Impeyrial Reign in Australia
My (unconscious) decision to completely forgo Aussies and Kiwis has paid off! :win
I am now the only one still at zero points and in prime position to roll up the field from behind. :D
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 25, 2019, 12:32
My wee team for San Juan:
Mattia Cattaneo
Remco Evenepoel
Rudy Barbier
Imerio Cima
Fernando Gaviria

Gaviria, Cima and Barbier for the sprints, Cattaneo for some GC points hopefully. Eager to see how young Cima holds up in the sprints and if Evenepoel is the real deal :)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 28, 2019, 06:14
Some junk points this week. With most on Caleb the fall will be long and spectacular  :o

Still most will be disappointed with the little man's OZ summer so all ok
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 28, 2019, 17:40
My riders in action this week:

San Juan
Mattia Cattaneo
Remco Evenepoel
Rudy Barbier
Imerio Cima
Fernando Gaviria

Herald Sun Tour
Alberto Bettiol
Lucas Hamilton
Robert Stannard
Kristoffer Halvorsen
Luke Rowe

Mallorca Challenge
Matteo Fabbro
Marcel Kittel
Harry Tanfield
Ilnur Zakarin
Nicola Conci
Fabio Felline
Matteo Moschetti
Fabio Aru
Alexandr Riabushenko
Warren Barguil

GP La Marseillaise
Clement Venturini
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on January 30, 2019, 03:03
Update #3: Boni's Fast, Yo! Once Again.

It's likely that the 7 teams that put up 735 points for Andre Greipel thought this week in Gabon would be a nice little appetizer of him dominating the French CT calendar; although he did end up pulling out a stage at the end and getting 114 points, it was another sprinter moving down from WT level - one that cost about a third of the price - that ended up turning heads, as Nicolo Bonifazio dominated Tropicale Amissa Bongo to come home with 221 CQ points. This was, March 2015 aside, his biggest haul in a short span since he burst on the scene lapping up points in Hainan at the end of 2014 (which, I believe, was when I first used the above title for an update). He may only be on 9 teams, but players should beware that last year's 1st, 2nd and 4th placed teams all have him (as well as the winner from 2017), so he's a pick backed up with game pedigree. As no one has VIviani, there weren't any riders close to those points this week, and that shows up in the weekly rankings.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   TheArt   414
2   Jancouver   360
3   ruvu75   326
4   Googolplex   301
5   tobydawq   290

After a sizzling debut season in the game in 2018, TheArt wastes no time getting on the board in 2019, garnering an impressive 414 points this week from a rare tandem of Bonifazio and another excellent early-season pick, Ryan Gibbons (also 9 teams), who got 4th in the Cadel race, not to mention 6th place points from Luke Rowe. Jancouver slots into 2nd with Bonifazio and Ewan (and a bit from the popular Gaviria for stage 1 of San Juan), and last year's winner ruvu75 takes the last podium spot with Bonifazio and Rowe.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   ruvu75   (+65)
2   AupaPyama   (+57)
3   Jancouver   (+56)
4   fauniera   (+54)
5   Nicosix   (+51)

Still some big jumps, this being the third week and things getting sorted out. Very similar to the first list, with 2 of the 3 podium places the same. ruvu75 gets the win here, and not-mentioned-in-the-last-section AupaPyama gets 2nd overall through (who else) Bonifazio and a few scraps from other riders.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   just_some_guy   60
2   Googolplex   56
3   TheArt   48
4   MADRAZO   43
5   Amis_Velo   40

Already some stratification in this competition, and uniquely, no one is sitting on exactly 45 points, with the first two weeks having ties at the top, and TheArt having already picked up 3 points in Week 1. Their team, of course, picks up 45 for the win this week, and Googolplex adds 26 points to the 30 they picked up for the tied win in Week 1.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   MADRAZO   640
2   (-)   just_some_guy   593
3   (+31)   TheArt   590
4   (+1)   Blues in the bottle   588
5   (+18)   Googolplex   576
6   (+6)   PremierAndrew   567
7   (+6)   Squire   565
8   (-4)   Otoxiep87   558
9   (-6)   Amis_Velo   538
10   (-4)   yoyokt   511

Despite middling weeks for the top 2 overall, there weren't enough points scored this week to dislodge them from the top, as MADRAZO stays on top by a decent margin and just some guy clings to second, while weekly winner TheArt rounds out the podium. Too much movement to sum up all the ups and downs in the top 10, but we see some early season presence from long-time game factors Blues in the bottle and Squire. San Juan is in full swing this week, but also in the southern hemisphere is the Herald Sun Tour. Aaaand... racing starts in Europe! The Mallorca races and GP Marseillaise may just be 1.1 races, but the opening of European racing is always a milestone in the advent calendar full of treats that is the early season calendar.

Spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/09jmo7wrvn8om5s/CQ%202019%20update%203.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on January 30, 2019, 17:00
There was no fall :lol

Quiet the surprise
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on January 31, 2019, 13:27
Lucas Hamilton looking good so far in Herald Sun Tour. Robert Stannard is also performing better than I had anticipated but the stage to Arthurs Seat will probably a bit too much for him.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 02, 2019, 17:04
Is looking good flow. The other Hamilton will get more freedom this year I think that is why I went Chris not Lucas.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 02, 2019, 17:07
I think I might be the front runner for the most boneheaded pick of this years game.

Is there any more news about Tosh van der Sande and his positive doping test?

Obviously I'm asking for a friend.

All good best pick ever :D
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 02, 2019, 18:09
Is looking good flow. The other Hamilton will get more freedom this year I think that is why I went Chris not Lucas.
Dropped to 7th on GC despite matching Woods on the final climb. And to make it worse I did consider Schultz for a very long time. But Hamilton is still looking in great shape. I hope you're wrong and he'll have some more freedom.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 02, 2019, 19:49
Think Hagg type of year lots of races and ride the Vuelta.

Lots of young Australian riders at the moment
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on February 02, 2019, 21:08
All good best pick ever :D

As a unique pick I now just need him to score about 8,000 points this year and I might be in with a chance of winning.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 04, 2019, 04:04
Winner winner chicken dinner

Reasonable week I think
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 04, 2019, 12:14
OK week for me. Not spectacular. Most disappointing was two riders that were on my shortlist, Schultz and Turgis, scoring significant points. But on the plus side, I had several of my rare picks score points, Venturini, Hamilton, Barguil. I can't be too unhappy.

 San Juan
Mattia Cattaneo 9
Remco Evenepoel 35
Fernando Gaviria 52

Herald Sun Tour
Lucas Hamilton 45
Robert Stannard 3
Kristoffer Halvorsen 37
Luke Rowe 10

Mallorca Challenge
Marcel Kittel 80
Ilnur Zakarin 5
Fabio Aru 26
Warren Barguil 32

GP La Marseillaise
Clement Venturini 24


This week:
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Esteban Chaves
Harry Tanfield
Ivan Cortina
Nacer Bouhanni
Alexandr Riabushenko

Etoile de Bessèges
Clement Venturini
Fabio Felline
Edward Theuns

Not expecting many points
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: DJW on February 04, 2019, 19:31
A few points this week...

BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley                                   25
CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio      48
MALUCELLI Matteo                                      10
EVENEPOEL Remco                                      35
MENTEN Milan                                                20


Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on February 05, 2019, 19:42
Update #4: First place is nbd for jsg

The season is still revving up, with 2.1 races giving some of us our first glimpses of parts of our team, the slow unveil that takes place through January and February allowing us to see if our picks are getting off to a good start or are worryingly invisible. These little nibbles will have to tide us over until Opening Weekend and Paris-Nice blow the whole thing wide open in a month. Even though the CQ update season is only 4 weeks long, there are some familiar faces returning at the top of the charts this week.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Londonpat   519
2   just_some_guy   425
3   yoyokt   376
4   karaev   345
5   oliveira   337

A fantastic week for Londonpat, one of two teams with Dylan Van Baarle, who scored 129 points this week (and one of 99 with Marcel Kittel, who scored 80). But it's the supporting cast that really puts it over the top, with at least 25 points from Barguil, Aru, Gaviria, Sivakov, Halvorsen, Lucas Hamilton, Van Asbroeck, McLay, and Evenepoel. It's a team sport! just some guy comes in with a great showing in second, being one of two teams to own the other 2.1 winner this week, or should I say Winner (142 points). Again, with help from a solid supporting cast, including Porte on top of 5 of the other riders named above. Third place goes to yoyokt, who has decent points from no fewer than 7 of the aforementioned riders, but no 2.1 winner to put their team any higher on the list.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Londonpat   (+47)
2   karaev   (+34)
3   GP Blanco   (+29)
4   LukasCPH   (+28)
4   skidmark   (+28)

Londonpat doubles up here, although the other two from the podium were already high up in the overall so they didn't have much farther to move and thus aren't represented here. Still a lot of movement this early in the game, and karaev leaps over 30 points (only notable rider not mentioned yet - Bernal) for second while GP Blanco squeezes out the podium spot (the other Van Baarle owner!)

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   just_some_guy   95
2   Googolplex   56
3   yoyokt   50
4   TheArt   48
5   Londonpat   45

just some guy blasts into the lead of this competition, adding 35 points to the 30 from week 1 and the 30 from week 2. Seriously impressive start to the season, only two other teams are within a weekly win (45 points) already! yoyokt grabs 30 points on top of 20 from week 2, and Londonpat squeezes into the top 5 solely on the basis of the weekly win. This competition is getting off to a flying start already.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (+1)   just_some_guy   1018
2   (+8)   yoyokt   887
3   (-2)   MADRAZO   879
4   (-)   Blues in the bottle   839
5   (+4)   Amis_Velo   835
6   (-3)   TheArt   826
7   (-1)   PremierAndrew   816
8   (-1)   Squire   794
9   (+47)   Londonpat   790
10   (-2)   Otoxiep87   785

Continuing this week's dominance, just some guy becomes the first team to cross 1000 points in the game, and is rewarded with the #1 spot overall. With a solid weekly showing building on an already impressive start, yoyokt slots into second while last week's leader MADRAZO slides slightly to third. Lots of big leaps this week but the top 10 is starting to gain consistency, with only Londonpat jumping in, and Googolplex falling out.

This week is a little quiet but keeps things moving, with two 2.1 races in France and Spain.

Spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/gybhqjld4liorid/CQ%202019%20update%204.xlsx?dl=0)


Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 05, 2019, 19:50
12th on the week and +21  :cool
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 05, 2019, 19:59
 :D  did my team in the dark with a headlight on as we had no power for 3 days

send a photo via twitter to super hero Flo who typed it up and sent it into Skids

Picked generally 1 rider from each major team I thought would have a good point year and 20 min later we had a team

and now  :o
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on February 05, 2019, 20:12
and I am still ahead of Leadbelly at least
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 06, 2019, 06:06
Team this week

Volta

ROELANDTS Jürgen
CHAVES Esteban
PETIT Adrien

Etoile de Bessèges
THEUNS Edward
LE BON Johan
PLANCKAERT Edward
REZA Kévin

Who knows how that will go
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: LukasCPH on February 06, 2019, 10:19
:D  did my team in the dark with a headlight on as we had no power for 3 days

send a photo via twitter to super hero Flo who typed it up and sent it into Skids

Picked generally 1 rider from each major team I thought would have a good point year and 20 min later we had a team

and now  :o
Legendary. :win
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on February 06, 2019, 14:09
It's still quicker for me to find my team by scrolling down from the top than scrolling up from the bottom so I must be doing better than usual.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 09, 2019, 08:21
Not sure I have scored a point yet so far this week
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 10, 2019, 18:03
Donut for the week it seems :lol
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 10, 2019, 18:33
54 points 30 Felline 14 Venturini 10 Bouhanni :?
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: DJW on February 10, 2019, 20:32
48 points all from Stefan De BOD
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Francois the Postman on February 11, 2019, 04:10
:D  did my team in the dark with a headlight on as we had no power for 3 days
send a photo via twitter to super hero Flo who typed it up and sent it into Skids
Picked generally 1 rider from each major team I thought would have a good point year and 20 min later we had a team
and now  :o

If sh*tty rider agents can get a UCI certificate, totally awesome CQ entry agents deserve at least the same. I propose  a VR certified 10% agent commission for Flo, levied on all CQ points that JSG clocks up this year.

Well done you two, proud to be your roomie!
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 11, 2019, 08:22
If sh*tty rider agents can get a UCI certificate, totally awesome CQ entry agents deserve at least the same. I propose  a VR certified 10% agent commission for Flo, levied on all CQ points that JSG clocks up this year.

Well done you two, proud to be your roomie!
Yes great idea :D
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: DJW on February 11, 2019, 21:54
This week, three of my four most expensive picks in the same race  ;)

*co

Bernal, Egan Arley
Sosa, Ivan
Carapaz, Richard
Vakoc, Petr


*fr

GANNA Filippo
MOSCHETTI Matteo
GAUDU David
TOUZE Damien


*es

 TANFIELD Harry
SCOTSON Callum


*es 2

STRAKHOV Dmitry
TANFIELD Harry


*ae

MENTEN Milan
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on February 12, 2019, 19:50
Update #5: MADRAZO Back on Top After Quiet Week

With only two 2.1 races on schedule this week, and very few riders in the top 10 of each affecting this game (for example, nobody had winners Izaguirre and Laporte), it was a somewhat muted week. Let's see who had the best combo of riders!

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Nicosix   233
2   Carlo_Algatrensig   190
3   MADRAZO   178
4   Kazistuta   171
5   PeterB   155

Nicosix is the only team topping 200 this week, largely coming from being one of 6 teams with Adam Yates (54 points) and one of 9 teams with Edvald Boasson Hagen (68 points), and smaller contributions from Trentin, Meintjes, and Reinhardt JVRensberg. Carlo Algatrensig sits in second on the back of Yates, Felline, Meintjes, Gibbons, and Eliot Lietaer. MADRAZO, who has already featured in a few updates this season, gets third this week.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Nicosix   (+29)
2   Kazistuta   (+19)
3   Koronin   (+18)
3   PeterB   (+18)
5   Carlo_Algatrensig   (+16)

Nicosix takes this one as well, moving up almost 30 spots on a 233 point week, reminding us that it's still February and everyone is still close in the standings. Kazistuta moves up almost 20 spots after just missing the podium on the other ranking (on the backs of some of the common picks this week like Yates, Felline, Trentin, Meintjes); Koronin (using some points from unique pick Valverde) and PeterB tie for the last podium spot here.



Post Merge: February 12, 2019, 19:50
Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   just_some_guy   95
2   MADRAZO   73
2   Googolplex   73
4   TheArt   68
5   Nicosix   55

Lots of action on this table once again; last week I noted that jsg had an impressive lead after scoring in 3 of the first 4 weeks, but this week MADRAZO (30 points), Googolplex (17 points) and TheArt (20 points) all score for the third of five weeks to pull close to the top, whereas Nicosix gets 45 for the win on top of 10 prior points. The start of the season has been really lively in this competition - normally a few different teams win weeks and tie near the top with 45 points, but lots of jumping around so far has made this ranking pretty hectic.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (+2)   MADRAZO   1057
2   (-1)   just_some_guy   1018
3   (+3)   TheArt   980
4   (-)   Blues in the bottle   949
5   (+2)   PremierAndrew   948
6   (+2)   Squire   941
7   (-5)   yoyokt   921
8   (-3)   Amis_Velo   903
9   (-)   Londonpat   895
10   (+3)   Googolplex   872

After reclaiming the top spot last week and becoming the first team over 1000 points, just some guy gets a big fat zero points on the week, allowing MADRAZO's strong week to vault their team back on top. With the small point totals on the week, not a ton of dramatic leaps, but Googolplex comes into the top 10 at the expense of Otoxiep87.

This week - whew! Things really kick off. Tour of Colombia, Provence and Murcia (all 2.1) roll out over the next 3 days, followed by Oman (HC) starting Saturday, and the two 1.HC races Almeria and Laigueglia on Sunday. We shall see where the dust settles.

Spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ygen4u1ykk35670/CQ%202019%20update%205.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 15, 2019, 06:43
0 points this week so far again :win
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 17, 2019, 15:18
0 points this week so far again :win

Still :fp
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 17, 2019, 15:36
Worthless week for me as well. Only spark of hope is Gaudu. Barguil, Gaviria, Felline, Cattaneo all truly disappointing.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on February 17, 2019, 16:52
Still :fp

Points :win 3 in the top 10 Clasica de Almeria
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 18, 2019, 14:49
Vuelta a Colombia
Fernando Gaviria 0
Imerio Cima 0

Tour de la Provence
David Gaudu 45
Rudy Barbier 0
Warren Barguil 3
Max Walscheid 0
Matteo Moschetti 0

Vuelta a Murcia
Robert Stannard 0
Harry Tanfield 0
Loic Vliegen 0

Tour of Oman
Clement Venturini 0
Nacer Bouhanni 10
Matteo Fabbro 0

Trofeo Laigueglia
Fabio Felline 0
Vincenzo Albanese 0
Mattia Cattaneo 6

Clasica de Almeria
Edoardo Affini 0
Marcel Kittel 84

No good!

This week's riders in action, I am hoping Fabbro can score some points in Oman with the low quality GC field there, although it seems he lost a bit of time today. Looks like this week could be a really poor week again for me or could be pretty decent. Let's see.

Tour of Oman
Clement Venturini
Nacer Bouhanni
Matteo Fabbro

Vuelta a Andalucia
Mattia Cattaneo
Ivan Garcia Cortina
Mark Padun
Vincenzo Albanese
Edoardo Affini
Esteban Chaves
Loic Vliegen

Volta ao Algarve
Stefan Küng
Luke Rowe
Fabio Aru
Alexandr Riabushenko
Edward Theuns

Tour du Haut Var
Nicola Conci
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Joelsim on February 18, 2019, 18:51
Haven't I got an unassailable lead yet?
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on February 19, 2019, 05:40
Update #6: Popchu in rarefied air

This was a busy week in the game, with several smaller races spread out across the calendar. As we hit mid-February and the game starts to take shape, there will be less upheaval in the standings, and indeed we see a successful defence of the top spot in the overall. So, how did the week shake out?

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Popchu   342
2   PeterB   319
2   Josedin   319
4   Joelsim   310
5   del1962   301

Popchu takes the week with a pretty good haul of 342 points. Their team’s most profitable take was from the high-altitude 2.1 race in Colombia, where the combination of Nairo Quintana (8 teams, 70 points), Egan Bernal (26 teams, 60 points) and Alejandro Osorio (16 teams, 21 points) was buffered by points from Kittel and Boom in Spain, and notably 58 points from unique pick Lutsenko, who just may be picking up a few more points this week. Second place is a tie between PeterB and Josedin, which is somewhat astonishing considering their vastly different lineups. Josedin is one of the few Kittel-less teams in the game, muscling to the podium this week on the strength of unique pick Miguel Angel Lopez’s 21 points, as well as a handy 91 from Ivan Sosa (3 teams), 60 from Bernal, 28 from Hodeg and a scattering of other points. PeterB, on the other hand, has the popular Kittel and Boom, as well as Trentin, and a few other Colombians in Quintana and Henao. In a week with so many small races, all kinds of combos can work to get you to the top.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Popchu   (+20)
2   Joelsim   (+18)
2   laarsland   (+18)
2   Josedin   (+18)
5   trackstand   (+17)

A similar lineup here, with Popchu taking the double, moving up 20 spots. There’s a logjam for second, for Joelsim (not to be confused with the aforementioned Josedin) and laarsland tying Josedin to make the podium.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   just_some_guy   95
2   MADRAZO   73
2   Googolplex   73
4   TheArt   68
5   Popchu   57

This competition has a bit of a quieter week at the top, with only Popchu getting points in the top 5, adding to a previous 12 points with the 45 for the win to nab 5th overall. Notable achievement further down is AupaPyama, who has scored points in four consecutive weeks, but not more than 16 points in a single week, so their team is a bit off the pace in 8th overall, but still an impressive achievement.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   MADRAZO   1265
2   (+1)   TheArt   1214
3   (-1)   just_some_guy   1195
4   (+2)   Squire   1163
5   (+3)   Amis_Velo   1157
6   (+5)   Falze   1133
7   (-)   yoyokt   1126
8   (-4)   Blues in the bottle   1111
9   (+9)   del1962   1090
10   (+2)   Otoxiep87   1083

MADRAZO enjoys the view from the top once again, defending the lead at the top with a solid week of 208 points. TheArt and jsg switch places, with TheArt inching closer to the top, gaining 26 on MADRAZO. Lots of jumping around a bit lower, as Falze, del1962, and Otoxiep87 jump into the top 10, while PremierAndrew, Londonpat and Googolplex fall out. We are still at the point of the season where the cumulative totals of the top teams can be eclipsed by some single weeks to come (eg. a GT GC week), so don’t fret if you’re nowhere near the top, and be happy but don’t get too comfortable if you are.

The hits keep coming this week with Oman, Algarve, Andalucia in the HC category, and Haut Var just for good measure. And then – what’s that? – is Opening Weekend just around the corner?

Spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/l4hygnaw8cu7ddw/CQ%202019%20update%206.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 19, 2019, 10:39
Venturini 3rd on stage 4 in Oman. So far this year, he has 48 points compared to 21 at this point last year. If he continues like this, he'll be an excellent pick :shh ;)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on February 19, 2019, 17:42
and I am still ahead of Leadbelly at least

 :dizzy
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on February 26, 2019, 10:45
UAE Tour
Vincenzo Nibali
Remco Evenepoel
David Gaudu
Ilnur Zakarin
Marcel Kittel
Max Walscheid
Kristoffer Halvorsen
Fernando Gaviria
Matteo Moschetti

Quite a strong sprint lineup I feel, and it seems like this will be the first race for Moschetti as designated sprinter. Also Gaudu seems like he could be FDJ's GC leader. Potential for points is there but not too many rare picks.

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
Ivan Garcia Cortina
Stefan Küng
Edoardo Affini
Luke Rowe
Harry Tanfield
Edward Theuns
Loic Vliegen

More names than usual for me in the Flemish classics, but no certainties. At least many are rare picks that have shown good form already this year.

Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne
Clement Venturini
Ivan Garcia Cortina
Nacer Bouhanni
Stefan Küng
Edoardo Affini
Robert Stannard
Harry Tanfield
Luke Rowe

Venturini, Bouhanni and maybe Garcia are my cards if it ends in a sprint. I'm not expecting too many points here.

Plus I'm hoping a couple of my riders will be at the French weekend races but no startlist available yet.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on February 26, 2019, 21:51
Update #7: There's no CQ Game climber like armchairclimber

It was a week with a lot of GC outcomes, but like last week, alot of the top spots were taken by rare or unpicked riders, which made the week not as huge as it could have been for some game participants - there were only 13 teams scoring over 300 points on the week. But certainly there were a good few gamers who should be happy with their haul.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   armchairclimber   410
2   comodoro   386
2   tobydawq   386
4   MADRAZO   362
5   Mellow Velo   352

If you perused the popularity tab of the spreadsheet last week, the thought probably crossed your mind that the top of the leaderboard would likely include most of the 7 teams that got the 212 points from Tadej Pogacar's fantastic breakout in Algarve. And indeed, that's the case. armchairclimber claims top spot with almost half of their team's points coming from non-Pogacar sources, such as Sam Oomen (79 points, 2 teams) and Giulio Ciccone (66 points, 4 teams). In a very tight fight behind, we see a tie for second place between comodoro (Pogacar of course, but also 56 points from Alexander Vlasov and 50 from Trentin) and tobydawq (no Pogacar but an impressive showing by a committee of relatively rare picks including 150 points from SK Andersen, and 30-50 from the likes of Trentin, Kung, Spilak, Gibbons and Oscar Rodriguez). Interestingly, comodoro would have had sole possession of 2nd place if Louis Meintjes hadn't somehow managed to lose two points this week (did he get reclassified down a spot in the national RR or something?)

This Week's High Movers


Rank   Team   Up/down
1   armchairclimber   (+51)
2   Mellow Velo   (+36)
3   comodoro   (+33)
4   will10   (+32)
5   Jakob747   (+29)

A similar look at the top here, with armchairclimber moving up a massive 51 spots, rocketing up the table. Mellow Velo gets a moment on the podium for this one, almost solely due to Pogacar, Oomen and Gaviria's points.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   MADRAZO   95
1   just_some_guy   95
3   Popchu   73
3   Googolplex   73
5   TheArt   68

Things tighten up here as well, as MADRAZO has another strong showing, parlaying 22 weekly points into a tie for first place with jsg. Meanwhile, Popchu gains 16 points to get into another tie, for third place, with Googolplex.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   MADRAZO   1627
2   (+3)   Amis_Velo   1411
3   (-1)   TheArt   1387
4   (-1)   just_some_guy   1376
5   (+9)   Salvarani   1362
6   (+2)   Blues in the bottle   1358
7   (+3)   Otoxiep87   1340
8   (+19)   tobydawq   1329
9   (-5)   Squire   1312
10   (+13)   Popchu   1304

MADRAZO's team outgains everyone around with 4th on the week, and now has a commanding 216 point lead on second place, which is now occupied by Amis Velo. Some big leaps into the top 10 this week from Salvarani, tobydawq and Popchu, while yoyokt, Falze and del1962 have to say bye to the top tier for now.

Spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/a3ml6aea8ngzdp4/CQ%202019%20update%207.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 02, 2019, 16:07
All the Stybar teams are happy  :lol
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 03, 2019, 18:44
Pretty solid week especially with Stybar winning Omloop
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 05, 2019, 15:59
Boom into double profit
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 05, 2019, 17:46
Venturini and Vliegen both score 5 points for my team. Can't help but think Venturini could have scored more if he had raced a little smarter. At least both seem to be in decent shape which is always a good sign. :cool
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on March 05, 2019, 20:45
Update #8: Leadbelly sings the Opening Weekend Blues

The end of February comes with a sharp contrast for the cycling fan, going from watching riders ride across unpeopled desert landscapes in the last of the preseason hot races, to watching other riders jostling for position before the Molenberg clad in cold weather garb on Opening Weekend. The creation of a third-tier of WorldTour races has helped this week in the CQ points front as well, with the UAE Tour and Het Volk both attaining that level with the changes a couple of years back. The result is a week with a decent amount of points on offer.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Leadbelly   620
2   Blues in the bottle   513
3   Roubaix   506
4   Riverside   484
5   Salvarani   475

It's a dominant win for Leadbelly this week, by over 100 points! Leadbelly has a rare team overall but their most popular rider, David Gaudu (57 teams) was also the biggest point-getter this week at 144. This was complemented by solid performances all around from Wilco Kelderman, Lilian Calmejane, Matteo Badilatti and James Knox (94, 80, 71 and 64 points respectively, and all picked by 10 or fewer teams). Throw in solid points from mildly popular picks De Plus and Trentin and  you've got a recipe for a win. Blues in the bottle has a great week too, albeit 100 points back, getting 45 or more points from Gaviria, Ewan, Contreras, Knox and De Plus, on top of Gaudu's points. Roubaix slots into third as the only other team over 500 points, with of course Gaudu being the tide that floats all CQ boats this week, and some similar names as above plus Senechal and Barguil.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Leadbelly   (+54)
2   Roubaix   (+34)
3   Riverside   (+28)
4   Akuryo   (+25)
5   EvansIsTheBest   (+23)
5   GP Blanco   (+23)
5   merengues   (+23)

No surprise that Leadbelly's huge week sees a huge leap in the standings, and Roubaix moves up a spot by virtue of Blues in the bottle being high enough already that there wasn't much space to move (more on that below). Riverside rounds out the podium here, supplementing more common riders with the likes of Groenewegen (2 teams) and Keukeleire (5 teams).

This Month's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this Month
1   Leadbelly   1201
2   Nicosix   1167
3   Salvarani   1127
4   Riverside   1056
5   Blues in the bottle   1032

Leadbelly's big week translates into a big February, topping the monthly charts at 1201 points. As nearly half of that was from this week, beyond this week's contributors there isn't much to mention, mostly Bernal, Ciccone and Lietaer (and a bunch more from Trentin). Nicosix had a great top-heavy month to get 2nd, with great performances (>80 points) from 7 of their top 8 most expensive riders (A. Yates, Kelderman, Gaviria, Trentin, Gaudu, Kittel - only Nibali didn't pick up many), and Salvarani tops 1100 for third on the month.

This Month's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Leadbelly   (+77)
2   Riverside   (+63)
3   armchairclimber   (+52)
4   Nicosix   (+48)
5   vladimir   (+38)

Leadbelly gets the four-way clean sweep!! This week's huge rise was only part of a month-long upward trend, moving up 77 spots on the 110-spot table. Riverside doubles up on the 'high mover of the week/high mover of the month' table as well, whereas last week's top scorer armchairclimber goes about halfway up the table over the course of February.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   just_some_guy   95
1   MADRAZO   95
3   Nicosix   73
3   Googolplex   73
3   Popchu   73

The board is the same as last week save for Nicosix somehow gaining exactly enough points to create a three-way tie for third overall behind the two-way tie for first. I'm guessing one of the teams in third place will finish in 5th this week to get exactly 22 points and go into a tie for first.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (+5)   Blues in the bottle   1871
2   (+3)   Salvarani   1837
3   (-2)   MADRAZO   1819
4   (-2)   Amis_Velo   1794
5   (-1)   just_some_guy   1741
6   (+10)   Nicosix   1663
7   (+5)   Londonpat   1653
8   (+5)   yoyokt   1647
9   (-)   Squire   1629
10   (+5)   shalgo   1591

Some real shakeup in the overall this week! Blues in the bottle parlays a great week on top of an already high overall standing to leap into first place. It's a close battle though, as Salvarani also had a great week and lies 44 points behind, while former top dog MADRAZO is only 18 points behind Salvarani. Big jumps into the top 10 from Nicosix, Londonpat, yoyokt and shalgo, while we lose TheArt, tobydawq, Popchu and Otoxiep87.

This week is not quite as packed, with just La Samyn today before the weekend gets exciting with Strade Bianche and the beginning of Paris-Nice.

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Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 05, 2019, 22:34
Leadbelly :o
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on March 06, 2019, 05:50
Thank you sports fans. :cool

I could be wrong, but I think this is the first time I've ever won a week. There have been a few mentions and close calls (a slow week when I had a Paterski-De Maar 1-2 in Norway springs to mind) over the years. It feels good to finally get the big one!
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 06, 2019, 15:22
My team for Strade:
Vincenzo Nibali
Stefan Küng
Alberto Bettiol
Edoardo Affini
Robert Stannard
Nicola Conci
Matteo Moschetti
Fernando Gaviria

Looked a bit underwhelming initially, but I've just read a quote by Küng that he is aiming for a top-10, so that's good ;)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 06, 2019, 16:36
Kung
Nibali
Stybar
Gaviria
Power
Durbridge
Morton

For me

Paris - Nice not so many best hope Aru :fp
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 09, 2019, 13:32
WTAF

I just checked my team I don't have Power in my team

Meh
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 09, 2019, 15:47
WTAF

I just checked my team I don't have Power in my team

Meh
:o

King Küng scored 20 points for me, third time this week he got caught behind the decisive split despite having good legs.
And Bettiol was my only one in the first group :fp
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 09, 2019, 15:58
Oh just noticed - a consolation for JSG? - Power finished outside top-30 :?
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on March 12, 2019, 17:57
Update #9: All Eyeballs on one team this week

With this week being a bit of a lull (relatively speaking; of course we got Strade Bianche, Le Samyn, a couple of smaller one-days and the start of Paris-Nice, so we're doing fine), we didn't see any stratospheric scores, as less than half the field (43 teams) topped 100 points. But there were a few notable scores stringing together some less popular picks.

This Week's High Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Eyeballs Out   351
2   armchairclimber   273
3   greenedge   268
4   ThePirate81   256
5   AlyKaptan   255

This week sees it all come together for Eyeballs Out, scoring a fantastic 351 points. This is largely due to a long-overdue pro win for the talented Florian Senechal (80 points, 7 teams), and a big win confirming last year wasn't a fluke for Max Schachmann (145 points, 6 teams). Add 36 each for Montaguti and Boom and some dribs and drabs elsewhere, and it's a runaway win. armchairclimber likely won't be disappointed with second given that their team won a couple of weeks ago, and this is another fine performance, Schachmann and Van Aert being the main drivers there. greenedge finishes just behind in third, rounding out the podium.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Eyeballs Out   (+40)
2   greenedge   (+31)
3   armchairclimber   (+22)
4   Yellow Knight   (+21)
5   Sestriere   (+20)

We are still at the point in the season where a 350 point week can jump you up over a third of the table, and Eyeballs Out takes full advantage to do the double this week, jumping 40 places. 2nd and 3rd are switched on this ranking from the last, but both greenedge and armchairclimber have some good jumps to go with their good scores.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   just_some_guy   95
1   MADRAZO   95
3   armchairclimber   80
4   Popchu   73
4   Googolplex   73
4   Nicosix   73

armchairclimber parlays this strong week on top of the 45 points for winning a couple of weeks ago into a spot on the overall podium of this competition. The other spots in the top 5 remain tied.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   Blues in the bottle   1934
2   (+1)   MADRAZO   1915
3   (-1)   Salvarani   1905
4   (+1)   just_some_guy   1894
5   (-1)   Amis_Velo   1871
6   (-)   Nicosix   1701
7   (+3)   shalgo   1697
8   (+3)   TheArt   1689
9   (-)   Squire   1685
10   (-2)   yoyokt   1682

This week wasn't enough to flip the overall standings, as Blues in the bottle holds onto a slim lead after ascending last week. MADRAZO moves back closer to #1, but it's quite close in the top 5. Lower down, TheArt returns to the top 10, while Londonpat drops out. This week, of course, we have the two big opening-season overlapping WT stage races. With a ton of riders in this game in each of those, there should be some significant scoring going on.

spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/e6qfnx33yjbxkmn/CQ%202019%20update%209.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 12, 2019, 18:08
Back up to 4th and 2nd in the spring game noice
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 12, 2019, 18:24
13th this week and up 12 places to 41st - thanks to Mattia :cool
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on March 18, 2019, 22:11
Update #10: Weekly and Overall Rankings feel a Pop

Whatever your gauge is, by the time Paris-Nice winds up, the season has most certainly officially started. Big points on offer for a 2.WT1 race, and it's won by a rider that is picked by more than a few people here (but not THAT many - 26 teams), so that is almost certainly going to shake things up significantly in this game.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Popchu   659
2   del1962   625
3   Geraint Too Fast   607
4   Leadbelly   600
5   18-Valve. (pithy)   598

Week 6 winner Popchu gets another win this year with a very robust 659 points. If you thought that Egan Bernal's 274 points had something to do with that, well you'd be right. But even rarer pick (8 teams) Nairo Quintana's 213 points is a fine complement to that. Throw in Zakarin's 70, unique pick Lutsenko's 45 for the stage win in T-A, and that's mostly it for the stellar week. del1962 has a great week too with basically the same point-getters minus Lutsenko, while GTF clears 600 as well with the big two Colombians as well (I guess people who like one like the other - GTF has the same riders as above but was missing the 18 Gaviria points that the other two had).

This Week's Top Movers


Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Geraint Too Fast   (+47)
1   Eric10   (+47)
3   Hugo Koblet   (+41)
4   Leadbelly   (+38)
5   18-Valve. (pithy)   (+35)

The aforementioned GTF is atop this chart, but is tied with Eric10, who just missed out on the top 5 of the other standings having Bernal and Haig rather than Bernal and Quintana. Game founder Hugo Koblet makes an appearance (and was also just outside the top 5 scorers), amazingly also with Bernal and Haig (the latter of which is only on four teams).

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   Popchu   118
2   MADRAZO   95
2   just_some_guy   95
4   armchairclimber   80
5   del1962   75

A second weekly win vaults Popchu over the previous deadlock for first place in this competition, dropping MADRAZO and jsg to second. Popchu had been in a 3-way tie for 3rd with 73 points, but their team's win and del's 35 points for second place has changed that to a two-way tie for 6th, just off the chart.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (+14)   Popchu   2258
2   (-1)   Blues in the bottle   2140
3   (-1)   MADRAZO   2111
4   (+32)   del1962   2094
5   (-1)   just_some_guy   2077
6   (+1)   shalgo   2069
7   (-4)   Salvarani   2050
8   (-3)   Amis_Velo   2029
9   (+35)   18-Valve. (pithy)   2011
10   (+38)   Leadbelly   2005

There are... a few changes here. I guess the 26 teams that had Bernal and the 8 teams who had Quintana (at least 4 of them with both) really got a leg up on everyone else. Popchu absolutely launches up the charts, going from 15th place into 1st overall by over 100 points. The rest of the top 10 is some minor shuffling mixed with some crazy leaps. Aside from our new leader, del, 18-Valve and Leadbelly all jump over 30 spots into the top 10, while Nicosix, Londonpat, TheArt and Squire tumble out.

We've still got the overall of Tirenno to decide this week, as well as a glut of 1.HC races and - oh, what's this? Our first monument of the season!! Another fun week coming up!

Spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ca2d1kyiqpndb9v/CQ%202019%20update%2010.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on March 19, 2019, 08:35
Holy smokes! Into the top-ten (for one week).
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 19, 2019, 13:33
Wow still hanging around the top 10 noice.

P-N and TA have not been kind to me in this gane
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 19, 2019, 13:45
Holy smokes! Into the top-ten (for one week).

Sell out :lol
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 19, 2019, 16:30
Bettiol had a great Tirreno, 119 points total for moi (and 91 others :shh ) :cool
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 20, 2019, 17:43
Couldn't watch Nokere Koerse today so when I just checked the results I was a little disappointed to find none of my hopefuls in the top-20. And now I just saw a video of the final, and I see it was Walscheid and Moschetti who went down in the crash. Even more disappointed now :( I hope they and the others who crashed aren't too badly hurt. Moschetti gets 2 more chances later this week but Sunweb isn't sending a team to Bredene and Denain, this was a good chance for Walscheid to score some points.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on March 25, 2019, 22:17
Update #11: Teams Continue to Move up and Down a Googolplex Places in the Overall Standings

Spring is here, most riders are in action, and the hits just keep on coming. Tirenno-Adriatico GC points were up for grabs, as well as the first monument of the season, and 3 1.HC races. Last week we saw a team leap double digits into top spot and multiple teams have similar leaps into the top 10. Well, it's happened again!

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Googolplex   803
2   Object   760
3   Nicosix   746
4   Kryvo   677
5   Lortnoc   627

Googolplex was tied for first way back in week 1 in January, but now surges back to have an outright win this week, cracking 800 points! How did their team get it done? Well, it would have been even more points if not for the 0.31 seconds that Adam Yates (241 points, 6 teams) lost out to Roglic on the T-A overall, so that's one big factor. Some decent points from more popular riders like Nibali (118 points this week) and Bettiol (103) and mid-popular like Halvorsen (84) and Moschetti (62) give a solid basis, plus some handfuls of a dozen or two from a few other riders. Object slides into second mostly on the backs of Yates/Nibali/Bettiol/Halvorsen and Van der Poel, who scored 140 points after a scary crash earlier in the week looked like it had scuppered his classics campaign. Nicosix, no stranger to this chart after winning in week 5, comes in third with a similar setup (sans VdP and Bettiol but with good points from Trentin and rare pick Sasha Weemaes).

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Kryvo   (+38)
2   EvansIsTheBest   (+30)
3   Lortnoc   (+29)
4   AlyKaptan   (+28)
5   Nyssinator   (+25)

A different list here, as some of the last group was the rich getting richer (ie. they were already high in the standings). Here, Kryvo jumps up over a third of the table - 38 spots - as one of what must be a very few teams with both Van Aert and van der Poel (and the requisite Nibali and Bettiol). EITB shows up this week too (top contributor not already mentioned - Philipsen with 77 points), and Lortnoc gains a respectable 29 places to round out the podium.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   Googolplex   118
1   Popchu   118
3   Nicosix   103
4   MADRAZO   95
4   just_some_guy   95

Before last week, MADRAZO and jsg were tied for first place, with Googolplex, Popchu and Nicosix in a three way tie behind with 73 points. Since then, Popchu won last week, Googolplex won this week, and Nicosix got third this week, so the order is flipped. There's now a two-way tie for first, Nicosix 15 points back in 3rd, and a two-way tie for 4th between teams that were tied for 1st before last week. Pretty crazy flipping of the standings. Speaking of crazy flipping of the standings...

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (+10)   Nicosix   2726
2   (-1)   Popchu   2721
3   (+23)   Googolplex   2588
4   (-2)   Blues in the bottle   2586
5   (-2)   MADRAZO   2558
6   (+22)   Object   2532
7   (-1)   shalgo   2515
8   (-)   Amis_Velo   2480
9   (+5)   TheArt   2471
10   (+7)   bminchow   2412

After rocketing up the standings last week to storm the top spot, Popchu drops down to second to Nicosix, whose team has their own meteoric rise to claim top spot by a mere 5 points. The week's winner Googolplex moves from 26th to 3rd, and Object has a similar rise to 6th. The re-entry into the top 10 of TheArt and bminchow means that 5 of the top 10 have entered this week, while we lose Salvarani, del1962, just some guy (who I think has been in the top 10 all season maybe?), 18-Valve and Leadbelly.

Phew! What are we gonna get this week from the star-studded Catalunya, the, uhhhh, One Day of De Panne, and E3?

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Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 27, 2019, 18:37
286 points in De Panne today :o :cool :cool :cool Gaviria, BouBou and Halvorsen plus some smaller scores. But it could have been better with Kittel, Walscheid, Moschetti, Theuns and Barbier also racing for my team :?

And Stannard in the lead in Coppi e Bartali and Hamilton and Cattaneo also in a good position ahead of the hilly stages :win

But only Zaka :cheer flying the colors for my team in Catalunya :o
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on March 29, 2019, 12:46
Nice to see Imerio Cima on the startlist for the Tour of Thailand, time to score some points :cool
Or ... Will he be behind Lonardi in the hierarchy :?
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on March 29, 2019, 16:19
Stybar might be my best pick ever
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on April 01, 2019, 20:04
Update #12: Former Winners Make Their Mark

It was a dizzying week of action, with classics season in full swing, Catalunya stages every day, as well as Coppi e Bartali. It's also the end of March, so we're going to recap the monthly leaders. Let's get to it!

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   ruvu75   946
2   fauniera   897
3   TheArt   894
4   Googolplex   885
5   Lortnoc   880

Last year's winner ruvu75 gets top spot this week with almost 1000 points from the likes of (in descending order of points) Trentin, Gaviria, Barbier, Bouhanni, Bettiol, Landa, Halvorsen and several riders scoring a few dozen. 2017's winner fauniera comes in second place, with 897 from a slightly different makeup to ruvu (including Bernal and van der Poel but not Trentin or Halvorsen from the list above, as well as fewer small scoring riders). TheArt, another high finisher last year, with essentially the same top scorers as ruvu minus Halvorsen.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   skidmark   (+33)
2   fauniera   (+26)
3   NorthAmericanScum   (+24)
4   Lortnoc   (+23)
4   will10   (+23)

Another former winner tops the charts on this one, as team skidmark rockets up the charts a bit 33 spots. As much as I'm happy to see my name in lights, it could only be there because the team was starting from low down - before a 22-spot jump last week, it was in the bottom 10 overall. fauniera is the bridesmaid here again but likely won't be complaining too much after moving up 26 spots, and NorthAmericanScum rounds out the podium with a 24 spot leap.

This Month's Top Scorers


Rank   Team   Points this Month
1   Googolplex   2057
2   Popchu   2029
3   AlyKaptan   1951
4   Lortnoc   1863
5   Joelsim   1835

Last week's winner and this week's 4th place, perhaps unsurprisingly Googolplex has the most cumulative points in March. When you're one of 6 owners of Adam Yates and he gets 574 points on the month, it's no wonder. But 2057 points is a whole lot more than just one rider, and Googolplex has Bettiol, Gaviria, Nibali, Barbier and Halvorsen all scoring over 100 on the month. Popchu is close behind on the month, with the Bernal/Quintana combo providing almost 800 points between them, unique pick Lutsenko contributing 193, and some familiar faces like Bettiol/Gaviria/Nibali. AlyKaptan doesn't break the 2000 point barrier, but still scores almost 2000 points(!) with an even more top-heavy lineup; Yates, Van Aert and Groenwegen provide over 1200 this month between the 3 of them.

This Month's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   AlyKaptan   (+71)
2   Lortnoc   (+56)
3   karaev   (+52)
4   Joelsim   (+51)
5   SafeBet   (+49)

The aforementioned AlyKaptan makes a huge move up the charts in March, rising 71 of a possible 109 spots. Lortnoc and karaev do pretty well as well to claim the other spots on the podium and a mention in this update.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   Googolplex   144
2   Popchu   118
3   TheArt   104
4   Nicosix   103
5   MADRAZO   95
5   just_some_guy   95

Googolplex breaks a short-lived tie for 1st overall with Popchu by having another outstanding week, their team's 4th week in the top 4 scorers this season. Elsewhere on the chart, TheArt uses 30 points this week to leapfrog several teams into 3rd overall. No other points in the top 5 overall this week.

Top 10 Overall


Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (+1)   Popchu   3514
2   (+1)   Googolplex   3473
3   (-2)   Nicosix   3463
4   (+5)   TheArt   3365
5   (+1)   Object   3253
6   (+5)   Salvarani   3213
7   (-2)   MADRAZO   3208
8   (+15)   ruvu75   3202
9   (-2)   shalgo   3179
10   (-)   bminchow   3157

Some shuffling around on the overall leaderboard this week, and in the end that shuffling sees Popchu emerge on top by 41 points over Googolplex, and by 51 over last week's leader Nicosix. Salvarani and ruvu75 enter the top 10, while Blues in the bottle and Amis Velo fall out.

Spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/y23nij97iiaxnu0/CQ%202019%20update%2012.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 01, 2019, 20:43
9th on the weekly ranking and +19 to 26th :cool :cool
Thanks for the update skids!
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 05, 2019, 15:53
My hope for points in Sicily - Cattaneo - out of contention after losing a bunch of time after a crash :fp
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on April 09, 2019, 01:24
Update #13: Bettiol and van der Poel a Safe Bet for Points

We're in the midst of the cobbled season, and with a win in DDV and 4th in the Ronde, road newbie Mathieu van der Poel made his 20 game owners very happy this week. As well, extremely popular and extremely cheap pick Alberto Bettiol came away with a wholly stunning win in Flanders. 92 teams had him, and 95 teams got more than his 285 points on the week, so he was essentially a must have. Of course, some teams had both these guys and more, and that's what we'll see in the rankings.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   SafeBet   886
2   Kryvo   872
3   Nyssinator   869
4   Tigerion   833
5   Sestriere   810

SafeBet wins the week at almost 900 points, a hefty haul for any week, let alone one without a WT stage race. Of course, the combined 590 points of vdP and Bettiol (305 and 285 respectively) go a long way to that, but SafeBet squeezed almost 300 more points by having another rider with his first pro win in Brandon McNulty (139 points, 7 teams), and a few other riders picking up a few dozen here and there (including 38 points from the other cyclocross phenom, Wout Van Aert). Kryvo almost wins the week with the same big 2, and is one of the few (5 teams) that got to reap the unexpected 175 point haul from Kasper Asgreen. Nyssinator rounds out a tight top 3, just behind at 869 points from the same 3 as Kryvo, but not quite as much juice from the supporting cast.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   SafeBet   (+41)
2   Nyssinator   (+35)
3   will10   (+25)
4   Kryvo   (+24)
5   Eyeballs Out   (+23)
5   postmanhat   (+23)

It is still early enough in the game that there's a lot of movement - as we will see (spoiler alert!) in the top 10 overall. Most of the top scorers had room to move up the overall charts, so the list looks very similar with will10 making the podium on the strength of the week's Big Two riders and a smattering of small points.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total   
1   Googolplex   144   
2   Popchu   118   
3   TheArt   104   
4   Nicosix   103   
5   MADRAZO   95   
5   just_some_guy   95   

Recent week's have seen a few repeat winners share the wealth and consolidate their leads, making this ranking mirror the overall. This week went to more of the 'have nots' from the overall rankings, and so there's no change in the top 5 overall in this ranking. Lortnoc is the highest ranking team in this competition to score points this week, and their team moved into 10th place.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (+1)   Googolplex   3918
2   (+3)   Object   3903
3   (-2)   Popchu   3897
4   (-)   TheArt   3853
5   (+13)   Lortnoc   3802
6   (+11)   Joelsim   3796
7   (+20)   Tigerion   3764
8   (+24)   Kryvo   3760
9   (+12)   fauniera   3727
10   (-2)   ruvu75   3724

Things are tight at the top, with the top 10 separated by less than 200 points, and the top 3 separated by a mere 21 points (which is fewer points than Fabio Aru has this year, for a point of reference). Googolplex leaps back up into pole position, almost at 400 points overall. However, Object is right behind after gaining more than 200 points on Googolplex this week. Last week's leader Popchu just barely drops to 3rd. Further down, a whole 5 of the top 10 switch out, with Lortnoc, Joelsim, Tigerion, Kryvo and fauniera jumping in and MADRAZO, shalgo, Salvarani, Nicosix and bminchow falling out. Phew!

This is one of the most fun weeks in the cycling calendar, with a Ronde-Itzulia-Roubaix sandwich. As well, Scheldeprijs and Sarthe occur while Langkawi continues.

Spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/zssoczn0leng8al/CQ%202019%20update%2013.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on April 09, 2019, 15:31
33rd now :D only 2 riders on profit now we are talking
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on April 15, 2019, 18:34
Stybar might be my best pick ever

Here's a question then for everybody, what are your best picks ever over the years in CQ and why? I don't just mean the best percentage return, though you can do that if you want, but the ones that were fun to follow or gave something extra other than points as well.

You can do the worst picks as well. We've all got plenty of them.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on April 15, 2019, 19:11
Worst pick wow I have a long long list.

Porte must be close to the top
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 15, 2019, 19:40
Here's a question then for everybody, what are your best picks ever over the years in CQ and why? I don't just mean the best percentage return, though you can do that if you want, but the ones that were fun to follow or gave something extra other than points as well.

You can do the worst picks as well. We've all got plenty of them.

Best:
Ciolek 2013 - the year that he won MSR. That was properly exciting.

Berto 2014 :flo - of course I couldn't let the opportunity pass to pick Berto and he doubled his score

Wellens 2014 - the year of his breakthrough

Paolini 2015 - the year of his epic Gent-Wevelgem win and his positive test

Vichot 2016 - almost tripled his 2015 score (211) - and wasn't too popular

Dillier 2017 - from 190 to over 650, and that year I also had Küng who scored a handy profit, but considering their respective popularity Dillier makes the list and Küng does not

Latour, Mas, Formolo, Martínez 2018 - with Berto's retirement I changed strategy, and went all in on young guys at intermediate price but with scoring potential, and it worked out well. I finished outside top 50 in the end because I made a few risky gambles that went wrong.

Worst:
Valgren 2015 - barely scored 25% of his pretty steep cost

König 2017 - at least I wasn't alone, but that was bloody awful

Felline 2018 - my thought process was that he was amazing in spring, and then got toxoplasmosis and missed out on many points. Unfortunately he wasn't recovered yet, and his 2018 was awful. Turned out to be a costly mistake. He's on my team again this year (though a lot more popular) and he's still looking poor.

Looking through old spreadsheets, I was shocked to find out I finished 16th once (2015) and that was despite wasting nearly a third of my budget on Berto. That might have been my year to crack the top-10...
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on April 15, 2019, 20:48
Wellens 2014 - the year of his breakthrough

I had him too! :karen

Failures

2014: Luis Mansilla who "rode" for PinoRoad, the Chilean CT ghost team. Zero race days. :fp

2015: Betancur, but at least I learnt my lesson. ;)

2016: Degenkolb. Sorry Der John. It wasn't his fault, but 38% return on a 1412 investment has to be mentioned.

2017: David Drouin. Busted and zero race days. :fp

2018: Bettiol. Annoying when seeing his performances this year.

2019: ********* Reserved for Minali ***********
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on April 16, 2019, 16:28
Update #14: Object Takes the Lead by the Slimmest of Margins

I think many cycling fans would join me in saying that the week of the Ronde-Itzulia-Roubaix sandwich is arguably the most enjoyable of the year. In this game, however, it was not quite as lucrative for many teams as other weeks we have had. There is certainly some shakeup, however, and the top of the standings is about as close as I can ever remember it being at any significant point into the season.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Jon_Ezeitza   535
2   armchairclimber   480
3   Sestriere   434
4   Rakim   416
5   Eyeballs Out   406

Jon Ezeitza takes the week, being the only team over 500 points. This is largely thanks to a pair of riders that cost 777 points - Max Schachmann (6 teams, 197 points this week) and Fabio Jakobsen (3 teams, 140 points). Some nice contributions from the likes of Lawless, Lambrecht and Philipsen round it out. This was a good week to have the right combo of rare riders. armchairclimber posts a very respectable second, with Schachmann and Pogacar (7 teams, 136 points) and a few others. Sestriere rounds it out again with Schachmann, and one of the happy few (4 teams) with Nils Pollitt (170 this week).

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   armchairclimber   (+33)
2   merengues   (+21)
3   Sestriere   (+20)
4   Eyeballs Out   (+18)
5   vladimir   (+15)

The runner-up in the other rankings, armchairclimber goes one better here, and as importantly, moves up 33 spots in the overall! Sestriere repeats third place, while merengues gets a podium spot here thanks to the ever-present Schachmann once again.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   Googolplex   144
2   Popchu   118
3   armchairclimber   115
4   Nicosix   105
5   TheArt   104

Googolplex maintains a healthy lead here; armchairclimber leaps into the top 5 on the strength of a weekly win and two second places so far, making it a feast-or-famine year so far for their team. Nicosix picks up a mere 2 points for 15th place this week, but it's enough to leapfrog TheArt in these standings.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (+1)   Object   4207
2   (-1)   Googolplex   4205
3   (+1)   TheArt   3986
4   (-1)   Popchu   3971
5   (+1)   Joelsim   3953
6   (+3)   fauniera   3936
7   (-)   Tigerion   3930
8   (+11)   Carlo_Algatrensig   3923
9   (-1)   Kryvo   3907
10   (+5)   tobydawq   3898
10   (+7)   Nicosix   3898

This is damn close. Object, last week's second place, outscores Googolplex by 17 points on the week to move into a slim 2-point lead. Lower down, TheArt moves back into 3rd, but below the top two it's bunched together very tightly indeed. Aside from the 11 teams here (with a tie for tenth place), the 12th and 13th teams are only 1 and 3 points back respectively, meaning teams 3-13 are separated by 91 points. There's still alot of the season to go, of course, but in the week-to-week, a podium spot seems attainable for anyone in the top 13. Carlo Algatrensig, tobydawq and Nicosix move into the top 10/11, while ruvu75 and Lortnoc fall just out.

Spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/c4kcns67mt8me2u/CQ%202019%20update%2014.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 16, 2019, 17:22
Not a great week points wise but +7, into top-20  :o :o Walscheid coming through :win
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on April 16, 2019, 22:01
Not a great week points wise but +7, into top-20  :o :o Walscheid coming through :win

You're shocked at being in the top 20. Me and Joel are in the top 10. Something must be going seriously strange with the game this year.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on April 16, 2019, 22:07
Here's a question then for everybody, what are your best picks ever over the years in CQ and why? I don't just mean the best percentage return, though you can do that if you want, but the ones that were fun to follow or gave something extra other than points as well.

You can do the worst picks as well. We've all got plenty of them.

Best pick was probably Simon Yates last year as I think he was +1400 or something and also only picked by 3 others.

Worst pick probably whenever I've picked Konig.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: search on April 16, 2019, 22:11
Something must be going seriously strange with the game this year.

I tend to agree. Still down in 95th :P
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on April 22, 2019, 09:22
Damn, I got my hopes up when I saw Aaron Gate had run into trouble on the final stage in Belgrade Banjaluka, but Valter (who'd been in second) got overtaken by Grosser and Franczak who picked up bonifications.

Still, 66 points ain't too shabby considering the parcour of the race and he'll have plenty of other opportunities at Hongrie, Sibiu, Czech Tour, Slovaquie and Iran later in the year. A stagiaire role at the main team wouldn't surprise me, but that might not equal more points.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 22, 2019, 10:20
I scored barely any points this week :(
And I'm gutted I didn't pick Mathieu, one of my favorites for many years, I thought he wouldn't get enough opportunities to score a significant profit :angry
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on April 22, 2019, 20:06
Update #15: Out of a skid - MvP of Classics Helps Teams Recover From Early Season Mediocrity

With the cobbled classics behind us, this week turned to the hilly classics, while low-key WT racing went down in Turkey, and the continuing drip-drip of 1.1 races here and there in the background. Clearly, with an astonishing win in AGR on top of a merely extremely impressive one in Brabantse Pijl, the 20 teams with Mathieu van der Poel were going to crowd the leaderboard this week. How did they all fare?

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   skidmark   842
2   ChrisDK   833
3   tobydawq   806
4   Jakob747   793
5   EvansIsTheBest   787

Three teams scored over 800 points this week, which is led by team skidmark (it's been awhile since I've been on top of a leaderboard, but I will resume my practice of referring to my team in the third person) ekes out the weekly win with 842 points. Aside from the massive 360 from van der Poel (to put in context, only 39 teams had over 360 total this week, or 20 with vdP and 19 without), Lambrecht came alive with 130 points over two races, the mostly ubiquitous Evenepoel got 109, Cosnefroy woke up to win a 1.1 race and get 85 on the week, and a smattering of other points. ChrisDK comes close in second with (of course) both 'Poel's (Remco and Mathieu), but a different tack with 173 points from unique pick Sam Bennett, who despite his price tag is looking like he could be a world beater this year. tobydawq manages third with the above mentioned duo, 85 from Cosnefroy, and 102 points from Caleb Ewan.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   ChrisDK   (+38)
2   postmanhat   (+35)
3   Sestriere   (+27)
4   ingsve   (+25)
5   flashke   (+24)

A bit of a different look on this ranking - ChrisDK is the only holdover from the first list, winning this one with a 38 place leap. postmanhat goes up 35 as well, thanks largely to vdP and Lambrecht (and would have been second in weekly points if their team wasn't the rare one without Evenepoel), while Sestriere nabs 3rd without van der Poel, but with an impressive combination including Evenepoel, Cosnefroy, Lambrecht, Merhawi Kudus (4 teams, 139 points this week and into profit for the year), and the continuing impressiveness of Max Schachmann.




Post Merge: April 22, 2019, 20:07
Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   Googolplex   144
2   Popchu   118
3   armchairclimber   115
4   Nicosix   105
5   TheArt   104

No changes or points in the top 5 here; skidmark's 45 points for the win puts their team at #6 overall with 100 points, and tobydawq's 30 points get their team into 9th overall. That's the only action in the top 10.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   Object   4768
2   (+8)   tobydawq   4704
3   (+4)   Tigerion   4655
4   (+5)   Kryvo   4625
5   (+1)   fauniera   4551
6   (-1)   Joelsim   4542
7   (+6)   Lortnoc   4483
8   (-6)   Googolplex   4450
9   (+15)   SafeBet   4420
10   (+20)   skidmark   4419



Post Merge: April 22, 2019, 20:09
To see how this competition changes over the course of the season, I went back to update 10 and looked at all of the current top 10 - none of them were in the top 25 (the current top 3 were 28, 32, and 37 respectively) and 4 of them were in the bottom half of the table (Kryvo, Lortnoc, SafeBet and skidmark were 69, 70, 83 and 104 respectively). Five updates later and the table is looking a lot different. It's true that it's helpful to have a good start to this game to set a platform from which to launch, but never forget that it's a season-long game and things change all the time. This week, Object holds on to #1, but tobydawq's great week gets their team to within striking distance at #2, and Tigerion leaps into the last podium spot. This week sees Lortnoc, SafeBet and skidmark jump into the top 10, while TheArt, Popchu, Nicosix and Carlo Algatrensig (remember we had 11 in the top 10 last week due to a tie so we lose 4 and gain 3 this week) fall out.

This week sees some key pre-Giro jockeying at the Tour of the Alps, while the other Ardennes classics take place, culminating in La Grande Doyenne, marking the end of the spring monument season.



Post Merge: April 22, 2019, 20:08
Spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/akxoihf9n9a7z9d/CQ%202019%20update%2015.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on April 22, 2019, 23:00
After a slow and steady climb from mid-pack to 18th - I slide down 17 places to 35 - ouch :o :S
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on April 27, 2019, 04:45
Question - is anyone interested in writing updates in the next few months? Normally I go away for remote work from April-July; this is sort of the case this year, but currently I'm nursing a broken collarbone so I won't start until mid-May, and also I might be in a location with a bit more internet than usual. Still, it's not likely I can get out the most timely updates, so if someone wants to sign up for May, June, or July, let me know here or PM me!

As a heads up, this week's will most likely be out Tuesday, unless I find some unexpected time on Monday when I'm in transit.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on April 30, 2019, 00:53
Update #16: Object Extends Lead with Top 5 Finish on the Week

This week saw points gained from the later two Ardennes classics and the Tour of the Alps, for the most part, as well as a few smaller races. As we transition from the classics to the first Grand Tour of the year, we are also transitioning to different riders scoring in the races. Although nobody in this game had the form-of-his-life Fuglsang, some other consistent classics performers (like Schachmann, Lambrecht, etc) are likely set to take a seat after a string of results.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   merengues   901
2   Sestriere   865
3   karaev   831
4   Poles & Co.   740
5   Object   738

A very impressive week from merengues this week, whose team tops 900 points and the weekly rankings. This is the very essence of a top heavy team this week, as their team had THREE riders over 200 points on the week (the ever-giving Schachmann with 231, Sivakov with 214, and Nibali with 200), as well as two others over 100 (106 from Lambrecht and 105 from Gaudu). Aside from that, 40 from Cosnefroy and 5 from Sean Bennett and that's it - 900 points from 7 riders, wow! Sestriere spread out the minor points a bit more, but still had the big points from all the above mentioned except Gaudu. karaev nabs third without Schachmann but the other 4 big scorers named on merengues' team, plus a handy 100 points from unique pick Andrea Vendrame (who has already nearly doubled last year's 177 points, when he was MY unique pick, dang it).

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Poles & Co.   (+31)
2   merengues   (+26)
3   Sestriere   (+24)
4   rote_laterne   (+23)
5   armchairclimber   (+20)

Poles & Co leaps into the top 3 on this ranking, topping it with a 31 point leap on the back of Sivakov and Gaudu, but also rare pick Davide Cimolai (5 teams) who quietly picks up 162 points to bring his total for the season to 239 on a cost of 88; 77 points from Hirt and 67 from Kwiatkowski also help a fair bit. The other two on the podium were mentioned on the podium in the first ranking.

This  Month's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this Month
1   Sestriere   2739
2   EvansIsTheBest   2441
3   skidmark   2358
4   fauniera   2271
5   Kryvo   2266

It's the end of April, which means it's time to recap the month. Sestriere runs away with this one by almost 300 points, highlighted by a crazy month for Max Schachmann with 559 points. Bettiol at 338 was the next highest scorer on the team, but Sestriere was really helped by some rarer picks: Politt (297, 4 teams), Lambrecht (278, 23), Sivakov (214, 21) and Kudus and McNulty (139 points each, 4 and 7 teams respectively) really put it over the top. EvansIsTheBest comes in second, without Schachmann but that supernova Mathieu van der Poel picked up 716 in April, making the most of his truncated spring. A supporting cast of Bettiol, Nibali, Lambrecht, Gaudu, Evenepoel and such helped out as well. Team skidmark finishes third on the month with a similar lineup to EITB (ie. no Schachmann but MvdP).

This Month's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Sestriere   (+93)
2   postmanhat   (+57)
3   SafeBet   (+53)
4   EvansIsTheBest   (+48)
5   will10   (+45)

The same name at the top on this one as Sestriere turns it almost all the way around, moving up 93 spots on a 110-spot table. postmanhat and safebet each leap about half the table to nab 2nd and 3rd on the month, as well as a feeling of relief for moving so far up the table.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   Googolplex   144
2   armchairclimber   135
3   Popchu   118
4   Sestriere   113
5   skidmark   110

Some movemment here this week, as armchairclimber grabs 20 points to leapfrog Popchu into second; the aforementioned Sestriere jumps into 4th with 35 points on the week for 2nd, while team skidmark gets 10 points for 11th on the week to move into the top 5 as well.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   Object   5506
2   (+3)   fauniera   5240
3   (+1)   Kryvo   5154
4   (-1)   Tigerion   5137
5   (+6)   EvansIsTheBest   5088
6   (-4)   tobydawq   5087
7   (+3)   skidmark   5057
8   (-)   Googolplex   4872
9   (+18)   karaev   4811
10   (-1)   SafeBet   4809

Object's 5th on the week really solidifies their team's position at the top of the field, extending the lead to over 250 points. Previous winner fauniera parlays a strong week to jump into second, while Kryvo nudges Tigerion by 17 points for the final spot on the podium. EvansIsTheBest and karaev move into the top 10 while Joelsim and Lortnoc fall out.

Spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/slwiv6zp9h3jkmv/CQ%202019%20update%2016.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on May 01, 2019, 08:11
+5, thanks to Nibali, Gaudu and my near-unique pick Cattaneo. In profit and he usually scores well in the Italian autumn races. And he looks in great shape for the Giro. He could become one of my better picks over the last years :) Grande Mattia sei mitico!!!

For this week, I'm not expecting many points. I have no real GC hopes in Romandie, Zaka is my best bet. Gaudu and Fabbro will suffer in the time trial. Moschetti has no sprinting opportunities here surely, and Riabushenko is really a wildcard, he probably won't score but who knows. Küng disappointed a little in the prologue, hopefully he can win the final TT. I kinda feel like he's lost his power in shorter TTs in favor of more stamina for the classics. But I might be wrong.

I am unsure why Walscheid isn't in Frankfurt, I guess the parcours might be too tough. But as a German I expected him to be there.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: rote_laterne on May 01, 2019, 20:45
I'm back in the top 60 thanks to Nibali, Lambrecht, Gaudu and Cimolai (who also scored nice today). My problem is my most expensive picks (EBH, Pedersen M, Cort Magnus Nielsen) except for Nibali don't score. My most expensive pick in profit is Gaudu.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on May 07, 2019, 21:04
Update #17: Yorkshire Proves to be a Lawless Place, Costa Living High in Switzerland

As tempted as I was to ape Carlton Kirby's many teeth-grating, eyeroll-inducing mispronounced 'waiting for Godot' puns in the Romandie coverage this week, the fact remains that David Gaudu - despite the fantastic form and two-week haul - is a fairly popular rider. It's the ultra-rare Chris Lawless (3 teams) and Rui Costa (2 teams) that really are the difference makers this week.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   yoyokt   638
2   LightBing   632
3   Leadbelly   534
4   AupaPyama   505
5   Poles & Co.   502
5   torcia_86   502

It's a very close one this week, with yoyokt squeaking out the win. Lawless (208 points), Gaudu (218) and Eddie Dunbar (110, 7 teams) lead the way to victory by six points over second place LightBing, who had Gaudu and Costa (299 points), 90 from Zakarin and little else. Leadbelly is about 100 points behind in third, getting 90 points from unique pick Krists Neilandts on top of the Gaudu points.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   yoyokt   (+19)
2   Leadbelly   (+14)
3   Poles & Co.   (+12)
3   flashke   (+12)
5   zlev11   (+11)
5   Martin   (+11)
5   Squire   (+11)

As we settle into the season, the leaps are getting somewhat less dramatic than earlier in the season, but some respectable double digit jumps this week from the top 5 here. The two top spots are taken by first and third from the previous ranking, while the third spot here is split between Poles & Co. (who has a second great week in a row and is one of 4 teams to pick a now-in-profit - when is the last time that was said at the start of May - Carlos Betancur) and flashke (who gets some handy points from cheaper and rarer riders like Haller and Lawrence Naesen on top of Gaudu and Zakarin).

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   Googolplex   144
2   armchairclimber   135
3   Popchu   118
4   Sestriere   113
5   skidmark   110

No changes in ranking or point totals of the top 5 here, although the week's win gets yoyokt into a tie for 6th with 105 points, and 30 points gets Leadbelly into 9th overall. Three teams scored their first points of the season this week (and one other team with no points was heartbreakingly in 16th place), bringing the total of teams with at least one point this season to 103 out of 114 participants.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   Object   5834
2   (-)   fauniera   5609
3   (+1)   Tigerion   5385
4   (+2)   tobydawq   5354
5   (-)   EvansIsTheBest   5342
6   (+3)   karaev   5253
7   (-)   skidmark   5237
8   (-5)   Kryvo   5221
9   (+6)   Nyssinator   5088
10   (+1)   TheArt   5079

Not the biggest shakeup this week, as none of the top 10 overall were in the top 10 for the week. fauniera gains almost 50 points on Object but still trails by a couple of hundred. The biggest shakeup was Kryvo plummeting off the podium with only 67 points on the week, and karaev moved up 3 points with 12th place on the week. Nyssinator and TheArt crack the top 10, while we lose Googolplex and SafeBet.

This week is real quiet, sort of a calm before the storm - the only real top-level points are from the 3-day 2.1 Madrid race, with not many teams invited that have popular riders in this game. However, on Saturday we have our first stage of the year's first Grand Tour, and Sunday sees the start of the Tour of California. The big GC points for those will come in future weeks, so for now lets take a deep breath and get ready.

spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/6uub130gqrm0963/CQ%202019%20update%2017.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on May 08, 2019, 07:33
 :)

I might as well smile while I can. What with no Bernal or Kelderman at the Giro for me, it's gonna be a long drop over the next few weeks.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on May 08, 2019, 09:40
+4 to 26th thanks to Küng, Zaka and Gaudu :cool

My team for the Giro:

Top-10 GC cards: Nibali and Zakarin
Top-20 GC cards: L. Hamilton and Cattaneo
Sprinters: Gaviria and Moschetti
Stage hunters: Chaves and Conci (and Cattaneo)

Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: rote_laterne on May 10, 2019, 23:25
My Giro team:
CIMOLAI Davide
DURBRIDGE Luke
HONORE Mikkel Frølich
NIBALI Vincenzo
O'CONNOR Ben

Nibali should be in the top 5 with a possible podium, with the form Cimolai showed in the last races he should score some points in the sprint stages and hopefully get some sprint classification points.
If O'Connor is healthy he should make the top 20.
But with just one GC guy, one (not top tier) sprinter and one top 20 man my team looks pretty meh.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on May 15, 2019, 16:54
Bugger, after initially winning today's stage in Dunkerque Venturini has been relegated and also got a 30s penalty  :( that means not just 25 points down the drain but also the potential GC points :-x  :angry
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on May 15, 2019, 17:00
The punishment was deserved if that's any consolation. Coquard got relegated yesterday as well. Must have been a memo sent out to UCI commissioners recently.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on May 15, 2019, 17:43
The punishment was deserved if that's any consolation. Coquard got relegated yesterday as well. Must have been a memo sent out to UCI commissioners recently.
Oh, I'm sure it was, but it's still annoying! As I'm one of only 4 to have picked him a nice score here would be welcome. He's been going well but he needs points in races like this one to become a great pick. And I got way too excited reading he had beaten Groenewegen. It's worse to have something and then have it taken from you than to never have had it at all :(
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Mellow Velo on May 15, 2019, 18:16
Venturini barged 2 riders out the way at 300m to go, then he put Tom van Asbroeck into the barriers at 100m to go and finally hand slung himself off Tim Dupont's shoulder for his hat trick of infringements. :fp  :lol
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: rote_laterne on May 15, 2019, 22:12
Bugger, after initially winning today's stage in Dunkerque Venturini has been relegated and also got a 30s penalty  :( that means not just 25 points down the drain but also the potential GC points :-x  :angry

I have him in my cobblestone team for this race.  :S Haven't seen any footage but reading Leadbelly and Mellow Velo it sounds pretty deserved so all well with me.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on May 16, 2019, 23:39
Update #18: Calm Before the Storm

First off, apologies for the very late update this week. I was in transit and then in a remote location, and when I tried to post through my phone (because I had no wifi) Cyclingnews gave me some kind of "IP address forbidden" notice, which I've never seen before. Luckily, it was probably one of the quietest weeks points-wise in the game, so of all the updates to be delayed this is probably not the most heartbreaking.

Anyway, game-wise as I said it was a quiet week, with the 2.1 Vuelta Communidad a Madrid as the only race above .2 status, plus two stages of the Giro and one of the Tour of California. So it is going to be a low-key week, compared to the rest of the season. Let's see who got the right combo of riders!

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   ThePirate81   122
2   Jancouver   101
3   freshman   100
4   fauniera   90
5   TheArt   87

ThePirate81 gets the win this week, one of only 3 teams to top 100 points this week. This was mostly on the back of unique pick Romain Hardy, who got 93 points this week to bring his seasonal total to 220 on a 120 cost. Add 25 points from Nibali and 4 from Rudy Barbier and that's good enough for the win. Jancouver ends up in second with a more disbursed points total (Nibali, Ewan, Gaviria and Bonifazio all pick up a handful) and freshman slides into 3rd with an even 100 with the same combo except for Restrepo (35 points) instead of Bonifazio (who got 36).

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   AupaPyama   (+4)
1   DFA123   (+4)
1   freshman   (+4)
4   PremierAndrew   (+3)
4   Tonton   (+3)
4   ThePirate81   (+3)
4   Jancouver   (+3)
4   PeterB   (+3)


Not a ton of movement here. freshman repeats on the podium, but tied with DFA123 and AupaPyama for top spot with a whopping 4 spot jump.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   Googolplex   151
2   armchairclimber   135
3   Popchu   133
4   TheArt   126
5   Nicosix   120

The points count the same in the Green Jersey competition even in weeks with few CQ points, and interestingly, lots of teams near the top of this ranking got more points this week. Googolplex - already in first - picked up 7 more points to add to their team's lead, and second place armchairclimber was the only team in the top 5 overall not to score, with Popchu and Nicosix both picking up 15 points this week, and TheArt picking up 26.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   Object   5877
2   (-)   fauniera   5699
3   (-)   Tigerion   5453
4   (-)   tobydawq   5404
5   (-)   EvansIsTheBest   5389
6   (-)   karaev   5293
7   (-)   skidmark   5281
8   (-)   Kryvo   5259
9   (+1)   TheArt   5166
10   (-1)   Nyssinator   5128

Not much to comment on here - for example, fauniera got 4th place on the week and Object got 55th, but the gap only closed by 47 CQ points. Only one spot changed space, and we didn't gain or lose anyone in the top 10.

This week will certainly bring some more CQ action, with a whole week of Giro stages, California, Dunkirk, and a smattering of small races.

Spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/9y9wnd1liaxq6qo/CQ%202019%20update%2018.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on May 17, 2019, 11:24
He got relegated again yesterday. :-x

https://twitter.com/wcsbike/status/1129027076344860673

Almost put Jans in the barriers.

Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on May 17, 2019, 16:17
He got relegated again yesterday. :-x

https://twitter.com/wcsbike/status/1129027076344860673

Almost put Jans in the barriers.


Clem better get his act together...
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on May 17, 2019, 16:17
Cattaneo and Hamilton in the break today, finished 4th and 5th out of their group of 5 :P
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on May 18, 2019, 16:25
Grumble grumble... looking at Venturini's 2 second places and position on GC.... Not sure if I'm angry with the race jury or frustrated with Clement - robbed me of 100+ points :(
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on May 22, 2019, 05:06
Update #19: laarsland takes the week

With three tiers of racing going on this week (ongoing stages at a GT, the lower-tier WT race in California, and the HC six-stages-but-four-days of Dunkirk), there were plenty of options for points to be mined with stage wins and GC points, and of course hopes going up and down at the Giro GC with the payoff delayed for another few weeks yet.

This Week's Top Scorers


Rank   Team   Points this week
1   laarsland   571
2   Riverside   555
3   Jakob747   534
4   ansimi   522
5   Josedin   508

The week goes to laarsland with 571 points. Their team is one of only 3 with the suddenly dominant Mike Teunissen picking up 246 points in Dunkirk, but also they got healthy contributions from Ewan (125) and Gaviria (110) at the Giro. Riverside finishes 16 points back with a totally different set of riders, as one of 7 teams with the jaw-droppingly good Tadej Pogacar (244 points this week), as well as 114 from Groenewegen (2 teams) and 111 from Keukeleire (5 teams). Jakob747 has a great showing to make the podium being pulled by the Higuita train (only 2 teams picked him but he got another 194 this week to bring his profit so far to 329 points on a cost of 119).

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   laarsland   (+16)
2   Riverside   (+14)
3   will10   (+13)
4   ansimi   (+12)
5   Josedin   (+10)

laarsland and Riverside top this one too, moving up 16 and 14 places respectively. will10 gets in on some podium action, moving up 13 places mostly thanks to Pogacar and Gaviria.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   armchairclimber   153
2   Googolplex   151
3   Popchu   133
4   TheArt   126
5   Nicosix   120

There's a new leader of this competition! After Googolplex extended their team's lead last week with 7 points, armchairclimber scores 18 this week to overtake Googolplex by two points. No other scoring in the top 5.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   Object   6139
2   (-)   fauniera   5883
3   (-)   Tigerion   5833
4   (-)   tobydawq   5688
5   (+2)   skidmark   5654
6   (-1)   EvansIsTheBest   5627
7   (-1)   karaev   5601
8   (-)   Kryvo   5520
8   (+9)   Jakob747   5520
10   (-)   Nyssinator   5510

Not a ton of movement on the overall either - fauniera lost about 78 points to Object so that lead is extended, but most teams were between 250 and 400 on the week so just some minor jockeying. Jakob747 rockets into the top 10 while we lose TheArt from last week's top 10.

Spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/iaw636jr14iz3ch/CQ%202019%20update%2019.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on May 28, 2019, 05:27
Update #20: escartin climbs high

The second week of the Giro is in the bag, there were several 2.1 races that might have featured more obscure picks, a 1.1 race, and an edition of the Hammer Series. Again, not the hugest week, but some good scores were bound to be had.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   escartin   496
2   skidmark   443
3   DFA123   429
4   Geraint Too Fast   424
5   LosBrolin   416

The week goes to team escartin with almost 500 points. Their team succeeded this week by breadth and depth rather than a top-heavy roster. Matthias Brandle was their biggest scorer with 112 points; Coquard got 80, Zakarin 70, Bouhanni 48, and a whole host of riders picking up a dozen or two points at Hammer Series and elsewhere. Team skidmark lands in second place over 50 points back, with most of the same crew above sans Brandle but plus Rudy Barbier (86 points). DFA123 rounds out the podium with contributions from Caleb Ewan (85 points before his abandonment), Mikel Landa (36 points), and some of the aforementioned guys.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   escartin   (+15)
2   DFA123   (+13)
3   Eyeballs Out   (+10)
4   shalgo   (+9)
4   Tonton   (+9)

escartin doubles up with one of the few double digit leaps of the week. DFA123 moves up a spot in this ranking, while Eyeballs out ends up on the podium as well thanks largely to unique pick (and holy moly this is very likely to put Eyeballs Out on this list next week too) Richard Carapaz's 131 points.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   Googolplex   153
1   armchairclimber   153
3   skidmark   145
4   TheArt   142
5   Popchu   133

Some changes afoot in this competition, and we have a tie at the top! Googolplex relinquished the lead last week, but a minuscule 2 points for 15th place on the week brings their team into a tie with armchairclimber, both with 153 points. Team skidmark's second place this week gives them 35 points to jump into third, while TheArt gets 16 points to move into 4th. I should also mention that weekly winner escartin's 45 points for the win was their team's first points of the season in this competition! Congrats to escartin for getting on the board in the most impressive way!

Top 10 Overall


Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   Object   6310
2   (-)   fauniera   6220
3   (+2)   skidmark   6097
4   (-1)   Tigerion   6063
5   (-1)   tobydawq   5904
6   (+1)   karaev   5880
7   (+5)   TheArt   5869
8   (-2)   EvansIsTheBest   5863
9   (+2)   Googolplex   5847
10   (-2)   Kryvo   5761
10   (-)   Nyssinator   5761

Team Object maintains their lead in this competition, but the gap has closed. Object now has two former winners of this game on their tail, as fauniera remains in second and closes the gap by 166 points, while skidmark's second place puts them on the podium. TheArt and Googolplex return to the top 10 after their good weeks, while we lose Jakob747 (we only lose 1 team because there's a tie for 10th).

This next week should be a biggie as the Giro GC points are on offer; it will be interesting to see how that shakes out, to say the least!

spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/05op95vq9ab8j0y/CQ%202019%20update%2020.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on June 24, 2019, 09:51
Quote from: Squire
Update #24: VeloRooms on top

The Tour de Suisse week is historically one of the highest scoring weeks outside GTs, and this seems to be the case now as well. There were plenty of Tour de France warm-up races to choose from this week, and a young Colombian seems to be the hottest at the moment.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   VeloRooms   939
2   Josedin   933
3   Jon_Ezeitza   904
4   karaev   872
5   minessa   805

The VeloRooms team runs away with it this week – just! Bernal (422 pts) is the big hitter of course, but Vlasov (120) in Slovenia, Betancur (93) and Mas (82) in Switzerland and Hodeg (80) in Belgium also make strong contributions for the winning team. Josedin follows just 6 points behind, having most of their expensive riders score points (Bernal, Philipsen, Sosa, Pogacar, Hodeg), and almost none of the cheaper ones. Jon_Ezeitza also scores more than 900 points, mainly from the same riders as Josedin save for Pogi. It's also worth noting karaev in 4th place, more on that later...

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Joelsim   (+24)
2   Josedin   (+22)
3   Jon_Ezeitza   (+20)
4   trackstand   (+16)
5   bminchow   (+13)
5   Mellow Velo   (+13)
5   zlev11   (+13)
5   shalgo   (+13)

The two podiuming Js are once again beaten to top price, this time by another J: Joelsim. Bernal is once again the name of the game, with Philipsen also chipping in with good points for Joelsim.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   MADRAZO   185
2   armchairclimber   175
3   skidmark   171
4   ruvu75   166
5   TheArt   160

Nothing happening here. The closest action is fauniera moving up to 9th place in this competition.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (+1)   karaev   8762
2   (+1)   fauniera   8573
3   (-2)   skidmark   8545
4   (+1)   Kryvo   8181
5   (-1)   Object   8122
6   (-)   ruvu75   8077
7   (-)   TheArt   8051
8   (-)   Nyssinator   7936
9   (+1)   DFA123   7891
10   (+10)   SafeBet   7806

This is where the other big news of the week are found. skidmark lead the game by almost 300 points last week, but nothing can be taken for granted in this game. karaev is the new leader, outscoring the former leader by almost 500 points on the week courtesy of Bernal and Vendrame and a smattering of other points. fauniera makes skidmark's week even worse by moving into 2nd (again due to Bernal). SafeBet also has a huge week and enters the top 10 from 20th place last week. MADRAZO falls out.

Spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/rzmtq1cqtix47s2/CQ%202019%20update%2024.xlsx?dl=0)

 :o
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Flo on June 24, 2019, 10:27
Awesomesauce :D
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on June 24, 2019, 15:57
Noice
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on June 24, 2019, 16:17
Has the Velorooms team ever been top scorer on any week in the past?
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on June 24, 2019, 16:38
Not sure tbh not the first time we have been mentioned I know that much.

But winning the week is crazy :D
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on June 24, 2019, 22:23
Has the Velorooms team ever been top scorer on any week in the past?

We came 2nd in August 2017...
Update #33: LosBrolin Keeps Rollin'

The Vuelta is into its second week, and with some results in France (Poitou Charentes & GP Bretagne) and Belgium (a bunch of little Omloops and GPs and "Flandrien Town Name-Flandrien Town Name" 1.1 races), there was a fair amount to draw from.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   LosBrolin   783
2   VeloRooms   757

... any top team this week has to have Viviani, who's in the form of his life and just killing it out there. LosBrolin also gets help from unique pick Bouhanni, who doesn't necessarily give an overwhelming return overall, but is good to have for weekly wins as he contributes in clumps (104 this week). Throw in Mads Pedersen's fine performance (136 points, 14 teams) this week, and you've got a winning combo. VeloRooms collective team comes oh-so-close, 26 points out of the top spot. They also had Viviani and Pedersen, but got their other big contribution from Vanmarcke (96 points).


And then, in the very last race that year, there was only one selected rider who scored, and it was a Velorooms unique pick
Update #44: The End

The final .1 or above race of the season, Tour of Fuzhou, took place last week, and nary a pro conti team was to be seen. There wasn't much expectation for riders in this game to score, but with 130 teams it's always possible that someone picked an obscure rider that ended up racing this late in the season in Asia. Let's see, shall we?

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   VeloRooms   10

That's right! One team scored this week, and everyone else tied for second. Unique pick Dadi Suryadi nearly doubled his points on the season (he has 23 total) to propel VeloRooms to the final spot of glory for the year. Their team did need over 150 points to move from 103rd to 102nd though, so there was no movement in the charts and thus no High Movers for the week.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on July 14, 2019, 16:27
Update #26: laarsland wins calm week before full on Tour madness begins

This update is for the week that ended July 7th, which included the first two stages of the Tour and the Sibiu Cycling Tour. The Tour is always an interesting time of year for the game, as other major stage races generally don't overlap (aside from Pologne in Olympic years), and although the stage points at the Tour are high, the best talent in the sport is there which sometimes means that the highest scorers aren't riders that are picked much in this game. With the first weekend down, let's see who came away the best (hint: it's the three teams who picked Teunissen).

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   laarsland   343
2   Jancouver   295
3   repre   285
4   Joelsim   273
5   oliveira   255

laarsland gets the win this week, the basis of which rests on the twin pillars of Mike Teunissen (140 points, 3 teams) and Kevin Rivera (142 points, 30 teams), the latter of which finally lived up to the promise he showed a couple of years ago by winning in Romania. Jancouver nabs second with Rivera as well as the rare (11 teams) Daniel Felipe Munoz, who scored 90 points this week to bring his total to 266 on a cost of 2. repre slides into third with the same combo as Jancouver.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   laarsland   (+17)
2   Joelsim   (+12)
3   repre   (+11)
4   PremierAndrew   (+9)
4   Jancouver   (+9)

This list looks very similar to the first one, with a low-point week leading to only a handful of double digit leaps in the standings. Joelsim is a new podium member here, yet another team with the Rivera-Munoz combo.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   MADRAZO   185
2   armchairclimber   175
3   skidmark   171
4   ruvu75   166
5   Jancouver   161

A new entry into the top 5 this week as Jancouver's 35 points on the week is enough to bring their team's total to a top-5-cracking 161. No other points near the top this week

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   karaev   9291
2   (-)   fauniera   9176
3   (-)   skidmark   9025
4   (-)   Kryvo   8900
5   (-)   Nyssinator   8707
6   (+2)   ruvu75   8661
7   (+2)   SafeBet   8654
8   (-2)   Object   8600
9   (-2)   TheArt   8574
10   (-)   Tigerion   8531

Very little movement up top to go with the subdued weekly points totals. karaev gains a whopping 9 points on fauniera, although both gain over 100 on team skidmark - however, Kryvo scored 4 points less than team skidmark, so there is no podium shuffle. A bit of place swapping further down the top 10, but no new teams coming in or teams falling out.

spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/5qj5j37tm2ckngr/CQ%202019%20update%2026.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on July 14, 2019, 16:29
I've been out of commission/internet for the last month and a bit, but it looks like you guys weren't getting updates for a few weeks there - I can assure you that I'm back on the updates and will be posting them here every week until the end of the season.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on July 14, 2019, 16:39
103 rd nice effort JSG lolz
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on July 17, 2019, 16:11
Update #27: greenedge edges out the competition

The first week of the Tour is in the bag, and the 2.1 Tour of Austria took place this week as well - all in all another moderate week, with our weekly winner just clearing 300 points.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   greenedge   305
2   Salvarani   294
2   zaka_fan   294
4   Kryvo   275
5   Tonton   271

greenedge takes the week on the performance of three riders: Wout van Aert (130 points), Caleb Ewan (120) and Ben O'Connor (55 from Austria). Second is a tie between Salvarani and zaka_fan - although both have Ewan, the former has a combo of O'Connor and Trentin to get the bulk of the rest of their points, zaka_fan gets 170 from unique pick Sagan finally shining some this season.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   greenedge   (+10)
2   Salvarani   (+9)
2   ansimi   (+9)
4   Leadbelly   (+6)
4   Tonton   (+6)
4   JPettersen   (+6)
4   zlev11   (+6)

The jumps are unsurprisingly small and the leaderboard similar - ansimi steps up to the podium on this ranking while scoring 6th on the other ranking, thanks to Van Aert, Trentin, Philipsen.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   armchairclimber   193
2   MADRAZO   185
3   skidmark   171
4   ruvu75   166
5   Jancouver   161

We have a new leader! armchairclimber had been in second in this competition, but 18 points for a top 10 finish this week vaults their team into the top spot. No other scoring amongst top teams.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   karaev   9293
2   (-)   fauniera   9193
3   (+1)   Kryvo   9175
4   (-1)   skidmark   9100
5   (+2)   SafeBet   8858
6   (-1)   Nyssinator   8841
7   (-1)   ruvu75   8778
8   (+2)   Tigerion   8702
9   (-)   TheArt   8633
10   (-2)   Object   8600

Some modest changes here, with the most notable leap being Kryvo, whose 4th place on the week and 275 points nets their team a podium spot. Leader karaev gets a mere 2 points on the week, but fauniera gains only a few, getting 17. No ins or outs in the top 10. This upcoming week will see more stage points from the Tour, as well as the 2.HC Qinghai Lake happening in Asia.

spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/u92o5ixf587y9uw/CQ%202019%20update%2027.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on July 23, 2019, 19:46
Update #28: Tonton gets the stage win, moves up overall

Another non-GC week in the Tour means the CQ points are at a simmer, not yet a boil. Next week will be the real reckoning, but in the meantime, there's a CQ week to be claimed!

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Tonton   218
2   PremierAndrew   166
3   tobydawq   155
4   AlyKaptan   152
5   DFA123   150

When you have a unique pick that is coming off his best CQ year ever, you know you're a fan of the rider, and this is one of those weeks it all pays off. Tonton gets 135 points from Thibaut Pinot, 80 from Caleb Ewan, and 3 from Cees Bol and that's enough to win the week by a decent margin. Hopefully next week might be a big one too! PremierAndrew slots into second, getting points from a variety of riders including Landa and Ewan, while tobydawq claims third.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   AlyKaptan   (+7)
1   PremierAndrew   (+7)
3   Salvarani   (+5)
3   Tonton   (+5)
3   Yellow Knight   (+5)

Not much movement this week - AlyKaptan ties PremierAndrew for first, on the strength of rare pick Groenwegen (50 points, 2 teams) and unique pick Grosu (66 points). As someone who picked Grosu two years in a row to see him do nothing, it's nice to see him pay off for someone at least.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   armchairclimber   193
2   MADRAZO   185
3   skidmark   171
4   ruvu75   166
5   Jancouver   161

No points scored by anyone in the top 5 (or 10 for that matter) - Jancouver gets 16th on the week and juuust misses out on some points.

Top 10 Overall


Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   karaev   9339
2   (-)   fauniera   9283
3   (-)   Kryvo   9193
4   (-)   skidmark   9125
5   (+1)   Nyssinator   8918
6   (-1)   SafeBet   8913
7   (-)   ruvu75   8854
8   (-)   Tigerion   8798
9   (+2)   DFA123   8730
10   (-1)   TheArt   8709

Everyone in the top 10 had fewer than 100 points this week, save DFA123 who joins the top 10 at the expense of Object, who just drops out. fauniera gains 44 points on karaev, whose lead is now 56 points. As next week has the Tour GC points, it's likely to be a big one - we shall see how it shakes out!

spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/on7ysv6ar1bz64o/CQ%202019%20update%2028.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on July 30, 2019, 06:06
Update #29: fauniera takes over


***note: I'm having trouble accessing dropbox to get a link to the full file, so I will try to post that tomorrow - for now, here's the update and leaders***

After a slow boil for the last 3 weeks, Tour GC points were given out, and we had to wait until the last weekend to have an idea of who was going to get the big ones (and, sadly for last week's winner Tonton, it went the wrong way for Pinot). Let's see what kind of huge scores were put up this week.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   del1962   1835
2   fauniera   1793
3   Popchu   1720
4   trackstand   1639
5   Geraint Too Fast   1618

The top 2 of the week already showed their own calculations on this thread, but they are confirmed with the update. With 1835 points - 798 from Bernal leading the way naturally, but also over 100 from Quintana, Porte, Nibali, Aru and Gaudu - del1962 takes the week with a monster score. Second place fauniera gets close with 1793 (Bernal, Landa, Nibali, Aru, Gaudu, Padun), but won't be too broken up about missing the win as their team was in second overall heading into the week, so there are bigger fish to fry. Popchu grabs the third spot, with Bernal and Quintana leading the way, and 110 points from unique pick Lutsenko on top of some more popular names that have been mentioned already.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   del1962   (+43)
2   Geraint Too Fast   (+29)
3   18-Valve. (pithy)   (+28)
4   bminchow   (+25)
5   trackstand   (+24)
5   Hugo Koblet   (+24)

del1962 doubles up this week, moving up over a third of the table, a huge 43-spot leap. Geraint Too Fast gets it together too this week, moving up almost 30 spots on the strength of a Bernal/Quintana/Nibali/Aru/Padun backbone, while 18-Valve is right behind thanks almost entirely to a strong quartet of Bernal/Quintana/Ewan/Porte.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   armchairclimber   193
2   MADRAZO   185
3   skidmark   171
4   ruvu75   166
5   Popchu   163

No change at the very top, but Popchu nabs 5th overall from Jancouver after scoring 30 points for 3rd place this week.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (+1)   fauniera   11076
2   (-1)   karaev   10695
3   (+3)   SafeBet   10305
4   (+10)   shalgo   10103
5   (+3)   Tigerion   9963
6   (-1)   Nyssinator   9846
6   (+6)   tobydawq   9846
8   (-1)   ruvu75   9828
9   (-)   DFA123   9778
10   (-7)   Kryvo   9743

And there ARE some big changes here, as expected. Second on a week as high-scoring as this vaults fauniera into the lead by almost 400 points over previous leader karaev. Safebet leaps onto the podium at the expense of Kryvo, who tumbles all the way down to 10th. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the top 5 teams all have Bernal, but perhaps surprisingly, only two teams hop into the top 10 - the aforementioned shalgo, as well as tobydawq. TheArt and skidmark drop out of the top 10.


Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on July 31, 2019, 19:41
Okay, had some internet trouble but here is the dropbox file  (https://www.dropbox.com/s/c822ddl1ql1il3y/CQ%202019%20update%2029.xlsx?dl=0)finally.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on August 13, 2019, 20:04
Update #31: Game Founder Leaves a Mark on 2019



This week saw most of the action in the Tour de Pologne, which - after tragedy struck on stage 3 - resumed action and ended with a very close GC. The European championships were happening as well, although most points were scored by either very popular or unpicked riders, so that didn't affect the game as much.



This Week's Top Scorers



Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Hugo Koblet   692
2   yoyokt   629
3   merengues   615
4   Eric10   550
5   Londonpat   537


The founder of the CQ game gets his due this week, as Hugo Koblet tops the field with almost 700 points. Of course, Hugo was one of the 21 teams with Pavel Sivakov and his 242 points for winning Pologne, but also was one of the 12 teams with Jai Hindley and his 179 points for second (and, incredibly, was one of 2 teams with Vingegaard - imagine the week for Hugo if he had held on to the lead instead of fading and getting 'only' 57 for the week). Of course, 50 points for the unstoppable and popular Remco helped out as well, and 59 points for James Knox (10 teams). yoyokt slides into second with 629 on the week, with a very similar lineup to Hugo sans Vingegaard. merengues captures the final podium spot, once again with Sivakov/Hindley/Knox/Evenepoel leading the way. Incredible that Sivakov/Hindley/Knox were on 21/12/10 teams respectively, and all 3 have that combo. Congrats!



This Week's High Movers




Rank   Team   Up/down
1   yoyokt   (+17)
1   Hugo Koblet   (+17)
3   merengues   (+16)
4   Londonpat   (+15)
5   Blues in the bottle   (+13)


The same top 3 populate this ranking, although instead of Hugo winning alone, the honors are shared with yoyokt.



Green Jersey Competition



Rank   Team   Total
1   armchairclimber   211
2   ruvu75   192
3   TheArt   190
4   MADRAZO   185
5   skidmark   174


No movement in the top 5; team skidmark scores 3 points for tying for 14th this week, but doesn't move up any spots. Kryvo and yoyokt move into the top 10 a little further down, but no shuffling of the top 5.



Top 10 Overall



Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   fauniera   11750
2   (-)   karaev   11648
3   (-)   SafeBet   10700
4   (+2)   Tigerion   10637
5   (-1)   shalgo   10574
6   (-1)   ruvu75   10524
7   (+5)   Kryvo   10484
8   (+3)   skidmark   10435
9   (-2)   TheArt   10400
10   (-2)   DFA123   10342


The rich got richer yet again this week, as the only members of the top 10 from last week with Sivakov were teams #1 and 2 (although Tigerion had Hindley). fauniera extends their team's lead by 21 points over karaev - this is going to be a good battle the rest of the season! Sivakov-havers Kryvo and skidmark leap back into the top 10, while Nyssinator and tobydawq fall out.

spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/2j2qxuefb25gwc6/CQ%202019%20update%2031.xlsx?dl=0)

Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on August 13, 2019, 20:07
I just realized to my chagrin that I had failed to post last week's update... I had written it up and posted it here, but I guess I tried to attach the file rather than link to it, and it had given me a message that the file was too big. But I had already switched tabs, and didn't look at that other tab until now when I was going to post again, sorry about that! I'll make sure they get posted for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on August 18, 2019, 20:11
Some nice points coming Team Crash Bang Wallop's way this week. :o
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on August 23, 2019, 04:45
Update #32: Akuryo has a week to remember

With Laurens De Plus having a breakout win at the BinckBank Tour, the 24 teams who picked him were bound to be happy this week. As always, rounding out that pick with riders who did well in the other races of the week (Burgos, Arctic Race of Norway) is crucial to win the week.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Akuryo   843
2   Jon_Ezeitza   772
3   vladimir   753
4   Jakob747   752
5   Leadbelly   725

Akuryo has a fantastic week, especially for mid-August, clearing 800 points. Their team was led by De Plus' 252 for winning BinckBank, and Barguil's 148 points for allllmost winning Arctic Tour of Norway (he's on 12 teams). Aside from that, Lucas Hamilton (10 teams) had 105, Garcia Cortina (14 teams) had 95, and a smattering of riders contributed a handful each. Jon Ezeitza has a fine second place showing, with of course De Plus but also 226 from Ivan Sosa (3 teams) and 126 from Marc Hirschi (10 teams). vladimir just squeezes into third over Jakob747 thanks to De Plus, Barguil, and 117 more from the gift that keeps on giving to 3 teams, Mike Teunissen.

This Week's High Movers


Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Leadbelly   (+18)
2   Jakob747   (+15)
3   vladimir   (+13)
4   Jon_Ezeitza   (+12)
5   HelgeBlendet   (+11)
5   Eyeballs Out   (+11)

A different champ here, as Leadbelly leaps 18 spots to claim the biggest jump of the week, benefiting from having a number of unique and rare picks hit this week. Of course De Plus is the power, but Calmejane (115, 2 teams) and unique picks Krists Neilands (109 points), Michael Kukrle (73 points) and Matteo Badilatti (44 points) sure help out. Jakob747 does make the podium on this one, with De Plus/Hamilton/Eg/Cosnefroy leading the way. vladimir repeats on the podium here as well.

Green Jersey Competition


Rank   Team   Total
1   armchairclimber   211
2   ruvu75   192
3   TheArt   190
4   MADRAZO   185
5   Kryvo   177

Kryvo scores 14 points on the week to squeeze team skidmark out of the top 5; aside from that, no scoring by the overall leaders.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   fauniera   11918
2   (-)   karaev   11872
3   (+4)   Kryvo   11120
4   (-)   Tigerion   11094
5   (-2)   SafeBet   11074
6   (+8)   Hakkie2   10868
7   (-1)   ruvu75   10857
8   (-)   skidmark   10841
9   (-4)   shalgo   10815
10   (+2)   Eric10   10759

Things are interesting at the top - neither of the top 2 had a particularly good week, each finishing outside the top 80 scorers. However, karaev gained 56 points on fauniera and is now just 46 points back. Those two are in a class of their own, but below it's quite tight, with less than 50 points separating 3rd from 5th, and just over 100 points separating 6th through 10th. Hakkie2 and Eric10 jump into the top 10, while TheArt and DFA123 slide out.

spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/zzr8ok8z4q1gv2m/CQ%202019%20update%2032.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on August 23, 2019, 19:15
By far the highest I've been this late in the year. :o

Calmejane and Cosnefroy are in position to deliver some more points this week too.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on September 01, 2019, 05:12
​Update #33: tobydawq takes the cake



First, apologies for the extreme lateness of this update, got taken away from internet unexpectedly for a few days there and have just generally been quite busy. This week was a fairly quiet one, with the opening stages of the Vuelta overlapping with a couple of smaller races and a one-day WT race in Germany.



This Week's Top Scorers



Rank   Team   Points this week
1   tobydawq   430
2   LosBrolin   417
3   laarsland   413
4   Kazistuta   399
5   LukasCPH   393


tobydawq eked out the win this week, getting 430 points largely thanks to Cosnefroy's excellent performance in France (146 points) and Ewan's second place in Germany (132 points), as well as 66 from Trentin. LosBrolin slots into second due to some Danes performing in their home tour, with Vingegaard taking 140 points and Bjerg 71; as well, unique pick Tobias Foss got 60 points for winning Avenir. laarsland lands in third thanks to Ewan and 86 points for the gift that keeps on giving to 3 teams, Mike Teunissen.



This Week's High Movers




Rank   Team   Up/down
1   laarsland   (+11)
2   Jakob747   (+9)
3   freshman   (+8)
3   flashke   (+8)
5   Leadbelly   (+7)
5   Shawnm4747   (+7)


laarsland tops this list as the only team to move up double digits in the standings this week. Jakob747 has a solid week as well, moving up 9 spots largely thanks to the Ewan-Cosnefroy tandem, while freshman and flashke move up 8 spots each to tie for the final podium spot.



Green Jersey Competition



Rank   Team   Total
1   armchairclimber   211
2   ruvu75   192
3   TheArt   190
4   skidmark   188
5   MADRAZO   185


The only movement in the top 5 is the reentry of team skidmark, whose 14 points for 9th place on the week gets them to 188 on the season. A little lower down, scoring teams made it into 7th, 8th and 9th overall including weekly winner tobydawq.



Top 10 Overall




Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   fauniera   12038
2   (-)   karaev   11962
3   (+1)   Tigerion   11384
4   (-1)   Kryvo   11251
5   (+3)   skidmark   11211
6   (+1)   ruvu75   11177
7   (-2)   SafeBet   11171
8   (+3)   tobydawq   11109
9   (-)   shalgo   11104
10   (+3)   DFA123   10985


The two leaders had relatively quiet weeks - fauniera scored 120 and karaev 90 - but the two still have a giant lead over the rest of the field. tobydawq parlays the weekly win into reemergence in the top 10, and DFA123 moves back in too, while Hakkie2 and Eric10 slide out.

spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/u7intmj3oiykq61/CQ%202019%20update%2033.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on September 05, 2019, 16:29
Update #34: Popchu Pops Off; Hugo Has a Huge Month

The Vuelta's first week was a back and forth one, the 2.HC Deutschland Tour ran its course, and there was a 1.WT race in Brittany as well as a few Belgian 1.1 races on the menu. And it's the end of August! How did everyone do?

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Popchu   499
2   VeloRooms   444
3   Squire   439
4   ruvu75   433
5   TheArt   417

Popchu takes the top spot with almost 500 points; their team's leading light is Bonifazio, who gets 160 points for his 9 owners for winning back-to-back 1.1 races in Belgium. Also scoring highly is unique pick Lutsenko (89 points in Germany), rare pick Danilo Celano (86 points, 7 teams) and brief red jersey wearer Nairo Quintana (76 points, 8 teams). The collective team from VeloRooms makes an appearance in second place with some rare riders of their own - unique pick Sep Vanmarcke leads the way with 220 points for winning in France, while Aleksandr Vlasov (83 points, 3 teams) and Arvid De Kleijn (80 points, 9 teams) do some of the lifting as well. Squire manages 3rd on the week, getting 101 points from Tony Gallopin, as well as the big haul from Bonifazio and the 80 from De Kleijn.

This Week's High Movers


Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Londonpat   (+9)
1   Squire   (+9)
3   AupaPyama   (+7)
4   Wallenquist   (+6)
5   TheArt   (+5)
5   Manafana   (+5)
5   comodoro   (+5)
5   armchairclimber   (+5)

It's the time of the season where the standings don't change dramatically week to week, but we had a couple of standouts this week in Squire and Londonpat, who split the honors jumping 9 spots (Londonpat on the strength of a different combo of riders, 112 points from Haig and 100 from Van Asbroeck). AupaPyama rounds out the top 3.

This Month's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this Month
1   Hugo Koblet   1895
2   Londonpat   1734
3   Jakob747   1575
4   Akuryo   1570
5   Leadbelly   1483

The Founder himself, Hugo Koblet, leads the charge in August with a fantastic 1895 points on the month. He had some pretty good scores from a wealth of riders, but leading the way was De Plus (24 teams, 252 points), Vingegaard (247 points, 2 teams), Sivakov (242 points, 21 teams), Hindley (201, 12), Haig (167, 4) and 105 each from Garcia Cortina (14) and Lucas Hamilton (10). Londonpat puts in a strong showing to claim second with Cosnefroy (297 points, 15 teams) leading the way, while Jakob747 gets a nod for third place with an always-interesting mix of riders including Cosnefroy and De Plus, as well as 160 from finally-getting-some-points unique pick Valgren and 137 from the excellent almost-unique-pick Higuita (2 teams).

This Month's High Movers


Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Londonpat   (+32)
2   Jakob747   (+27)
3   Hugo Koblet   (+26)
4   Leadbelly   (+24)
5   yoyokt   (+20)

The top 3 in this list is the same 3 in different order; Londonpat claims the top on this ranking, as well as moving a third of the way up the overall standings to a current placing of 26th. Jakob747 currently sits right behind in the overall in 27th, and Hugo moved up slightly less but started slightly higher than the other two, parlaying his strong month into a top 15 overall placing (14th on the current sheet).

Green Jersey Competition


Rank   Team   Total
1   ruvu75   218
2   TheArt   212
3   armchairclimber   211
4   Popchu   208
5   skidmark   188

There's a whole ton of movement in this competition this week, and a new leader! Popchu's 45 points for the weekly win would have taken them to 2nd overall and 3 points out of first, but ruvu75 scored 26 points and TheArt 22 to both leapfrog armchairclimber to take over the standings. Their two teams are often moving up and down the standings together thanks to sharing several rare riders, both this year and last, and it's no different this week as they claim the top two spots overall here. Jancouver and fauniera also both scored further below (they're in 7th and 8th), and there are 9 teams within a weekly win (45 points) of the lead. I think next week I'll start listing all the teams within 45 points of the lead, which I tend to do towards the end of the season.

Top 10 Overall


Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   fauniera   12438
2   (-)   karaev   12245
3   (+3)   ruvu75   11610
4   (-1)   Tigerion   11592
5   (-)   skidmark   11474
6   (+1)   SafeBet   11395
7   (+5)   TheArt   11365
8   (-4)   Kryvo   11354
9   (-)   shalgo   11318
10   (-2)   tobydawq   11314

After a few quiet weeks, there is once again some separation between the top two. fauniera got 400 points and 6th overall this week, while karaev had a still-respectable 24th but lost 117 points to fauniera, who had Bonifazio. ruvu75 uses 4th on the week to launch into 3rd overall. TheArt jumps into the top 10, displacing DFA123 who falls out.

Spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/1dy36eln0hqnmw5/CQ%202019%20update%2034.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: rote_laterne on September 05, 2019, 21:53
15th of the week and 2 green points. Good week for my team.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on September 18, 2019, 06:00
Update #35: Green Jersey Standings Change in Quiet Week



This week (technically last week as this update is a week late), the second week of the Vuelta wrapped, as well as a few 1.HC and 1.1 races. Not much in terms of points, and the standings were appropriately subdued. Still some movement to look at...



This Week's Top Scorers



Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Nathanptz   328
2   zaka_fan   277
3   DFA123   253
4   greenedge   252
5   Joelsim   251


Nathanptz takes the win by over 50 points this week, getting a huge contribution from Jasper Philipsen, the other costly UAE neo-pro bringing back a good haul on a fairly steep price. Having those 156 points and sharing with only 9 other teams is a good start to winning the week, but Nathanptz also had 72 from Amaury Capiot (3 teams) as well as 43 and 42 respectively from Matteo Trentin and Baptiste Planckaert. zaka fan claims second with 140 points from the now unequivocally excellent pick Caleb Ewan, as well as 70 from Sepp Kuss and 54 from Pierre Barbier. DFA123 edges out two other teams for the last podium spot led by Ewan/Trentin/Planckaert.



This Week's High Movers



Rank   Team   Up/down
1   greenedge   (+8)
2   zaka_fan   (+7)
3   Nathanptz   (+6)
3   Joelsim   (+6)
5   Josedin   (+5)
5   Googolplex   (+5)


After missing the podium by 1 point in the previous competition, greenedge tops the high mover competition once again led by Ewan. zaka fan is the second time a bridesmaid, while Nathanptz gets another podium, tying with Joelsim for third.



Green Jersey Competition



1   armchairclimber   225
2   ruvu75   218
3   TheArt   212
4   Popchu   208
5   skidmark   188
6   MADRAZO   185
7   Jancouver   183


(note: I'm going to start listing all the teams within a 45-point weekly win of the lead, rather than the top 5, until the end of the season)

After being divested of the Green Jersey last week, armchairclimber fights back with 14 points in the competition this week to move back into the lead from third. tobydawq gets 10 points to rise to juuuuust outside of these standings at 178 points, but no other movement in the top 10.


Top 10 Overall



Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   fauniera   12518
2   (-)   karaev   12287
3   (+1)   Tigerion   11788
4   (-1)   ruvu75   11725
5   (-)   skidmark   11568
6   (+1)   TheArt   11565
7   (+3)   tobydawq   11527
8   (+1)   shalgo   11487
9   (-1)   Kryvo   11470
10   (-4)   SafeBet   11462


A quiet week for the leaders, although fauniera (80 points) gains a few on karaev (42). Highest scorer in the top 10 is tobydawq with 213 on the week. No adds or drops in the top 10, but that is very likely to change with the next update, where the Vuelta GC plus Canadian WT races plus Tour of Britain are bound to see some high scores.


spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ldf4mlfazld6ahq/CQ%202019%20update%2035.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on September 18, 2019, 09:27
The Vuelta update might not be as bad as I first feared. Trentin, Politt, Kelderman and Knox scored decently. Couple that with the failures of the popular Aru and Chaves and I could at least hold my position.

 :)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: rote_laterne on September 20, 2019, 11:45
15th of the week and 2 green points. Good week for my team.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on September 21, 2019, 23:46
Update #36: Jakob747 Takes off as Tigerion Cracks the Top 2

It's Vuelta GC week, likely the highest scoring week left on the calendar (barring some SERIOUS scores at the Worlds). But the Vuelta wasn't all, there was also the two Canadian races, the Tour of Britain, and a few smaller races scattered here and there.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Jakob747   1023
2   Josedin   1008
3   Hakkie2   1001
4   Simurgh   978
5   will10   952

Three teams crack a thousand points this week, and are very close together. Squeaking out the victory is Jakob747, getting 1023 points from an array of riders led by CQ efficiency god Mathieu van der Poel (274 points, 20 teams), excellent rare pick Sergio Higuita (174, 2 teams), unique-pick-that-is-underperforming-overall-but-paying-off-now Michael Valgren (103), another tier of riders scoring 50-80 on the week (Riabushenko, O'Connor, Chaves, Cosnefroy) and dribs and drabs from 12 other riders to push their team over the line. Josedin nabs second, missing top spot by only 15 points with a more top-heavy lineup that has an astounding collection of rare Vuelta talent - Josedin was one of 7 teams with Pogacar and his 445 points this week, one of 2 teams with CF Hagen and his 172 points, and the only team with MA Lopez and his 259 points. Josedin's 4th highest scorer is Bettiol with 40 points and a few guys with <20. Hakkie2 cracks the thousand mark as well as the podium, thanks to >100 points from MvdP/Geoghegan Hart/Cavagna/Ivan Garcia Cortina.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Josedin   (+17)
2   will10   (+16)
3   comodoro   (+13)
4   Simurgh   (+11)
5   Riverside   (+10)
5   PeterB   (+10)

This will very likely be the highest jumps remaining in the competition this year... Josedin goes one better on this one, leaping 17 spots into the top 40 overall. will10 comes close, leaping up 16 spots on a Pogacar/MvdP led ticket, and comodoro leaps double digits as well thanks to Pogacar/Trentin.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   armchairclimber   225
2   ruvu75   218
3   TheArt   212
4   Popchu   208
5   tobydawq   196
6   skidmark   188
7   MADRAZO   185
8   Jancouver   183
9   Kryvo   179
10   fauniera   178

I mentioned last week that I was going to list all the teams within 45 points of the lead from now on, but the 9th and 10th place teams are 46 and 47 points out, so heck, I'm just gonna list the top 10. The only scoring in the top 10 this week has tobydawq leaping into the top 5 with 18 points on the week, and Kryvo's 2 points for 14th on the week gets them juuuust about in spitting distance down in 9th.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   fauniera   13126
2   (+1)   Tigerion   12705
3   (-1)   karaev   12631
4   (+3)   tobydawq   12451
5   (-)   skidmark   12359
6   (+6)   Hakkie2   12347
7   (-3)   ruvu75   12309
8   (+1)   Kryvo   12297
9   (+1)   SafeBet   12256
10   (-4)   TheArt   12029

The untouchable top 2 are no more! Tigerion breaks into the top 2 that had been in a holding pattern between fauniera and karaev for several weeks - that's what scoring 917 points to karev's 344 will do. fauniera, however, scored over 600 and is sitting pretty on top by more than 400 points, and chances are looking good for them to become a two-time winner of this game. karaev still has a couple of hundred points over the next tier of teams, but tobydawq, skidmark and Hakkie2 scored around 900, 800, and 1000 points respectively on the week to dramatically cut into the lead for the podium. Despite the big GC points on offer for the week, Hakkie2 is the only newcomer to the top 10, while shalgo tumbles out.

Up next - Worlds domination!

spreadsheet at dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/vmkcjcq4oil45zm/CQ%202019%20update%2036.xlsx?dl=0)
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on September 26, 2019, 16:44
Update #37: Simurgh rises to a boil



In the week between the Vuelta and the Worlds, we saw a smattering of 1.1 races, a 2.1 and 1.HC here and there, and the new-look mixed TTT which gave a few CQ points as well. Who came out on top in this transition week?



This Week's Top Scorers



Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Simurgh   546
2   HelgeBlendet   498
3   Leadbelly   493
4   laarsland   483
5   Amis_Velo   476


Still some tidy points to be had from that mix of races, and Simurgh emerges on top as the only team scoring over 500 points. The way is led by the popular Edward Theuns, who finally had a good week and scored 156 points. Simurgh also had help from some rare riders: 112 from Jasper De Buyst (6 teams), 95 from Kung (14 teams), 56 from Nizzolo (10 teams) and 48 from Diego Rosa (6 teams). HelgeBlendet gets second and oh-so-close to 500 points with Theuns leading the way, flanked by 86 points from Kevin Rivera and 80 from Matteo Trentin. Leadbelly lands in third with more of a committee - amazingly, their team has two unique picks (Krists Neilandts and Jannik Steimle) win a 1.1 race in the same week, and aside from 'popular' picks Trentin and Bernal (31 and 26 teams respectively), other contributions come from 30+ points from a range of rare picks like Calmejane, Politt, Minali, and Cimolai. Good picking!



This Week's High Movers



Rank   Team   Up/down
1   HelgeBlendet   (+12)
2   laarsland   (+9)
3   ansimi   (+7)
3   Amis_Velo   (+7)
5   Simurgh   (+6)
5   Manafana   (+6)
5   trackstand   (+6)
5   oliveira   (+6)


HelgeBlendet is the only team to move up double digits this week, but laarsland comes close, moving up 9 spots thanks to Theuns/Rivera/Trentin. ansimi and Amis_velo tie for the final podium spot here with the same topline riders of Theuns and Trentin.



Green Jersey Competition



Rank   Team   Total
1   armchairclimber   225
2   ruvu75   218
3   TheArt   212
4   Popchu   208
5   tobydawq   196
6   MADRAZO   189
7   skidmark   188
8   Jancouver   183
9   Kryvo   179
10   fauniera   178
11   laarsland   177


The only movement in the top 10 is that MADRAZO leapfrogs skidmark with 4 points for 14th place; laarsland gets within shouting distance with 26 points on the week, and the competition is pretty tight, as anyone in the top 11 could get on the podium with a weekly win.



Top 10 Overall




Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   fauniera   13379
2   (-)   Tigerion   13004
3   (-)   karaev   12913
4   (+2)   Hakkie2   12681
5   (-1)   tobydawq   12655
5   (-)   skidmark   12655
7   (-)   ruvu75   12648
8   (+1)   SafeBet   12590
9   (-1)   Kryvo   12522
10   (-)   TheArt   12394


Some minor jockeying amongst the leaders; Tigerion gains 46 points on fauniera, so a Worlds win for one of Tigerion's riders that fauniera doesn't have will flip positions, all other things held equal. Karaev gains a few dozen points too but is still a ways behind. 4th through 8th is separated by less than 100 points, including a tie at 5th place, so there's still a lot to be sorted out. This week has the biggest 1-day points on offer, and although the Italian classics will probably see a bigger week, this is where an individual result can really flip things. Excited to see how it goes!

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Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on October 03, 2019, 00:37
Update #38: Tigerion tightens things up at the top

Well the Worlds' Road Race is done and dusted; we have some end-of-season 1-day races, a Monument, and a Chinese epilogue to go before the close of the season, but this was the biggest remaining race on the calendar (and the biggest 1-day CQ points race out there). With some dramatic weather-induced turns of events, let's see how it all shook out and who came out on top.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   ansimi   724
2   tobydawq   703
3   NorthAmericanScum   701
4   rote_laterne   685
5   LosBrolin   606

ansimi wins the week with a healthy 724 points; some of this was due to being one of the 31 teams with Trentin and his 240 points, but the other big scorers were from the TT - Remco got 150 more to become the best 0 pointer in this game since a memorable rider in the first year of the game whose results were later nullified, and Ganna got 130 points for third in the TT (11 teams owned him). tobydawq has another good week thanks to Trentin and Evenepoel, although their top scorer on the week was actually Stefan Kung (258 points, 14 teams), who got a top 10 in both the RR and TT. NorthAmericanScum is the third team to cross 700 on the week, sans Evenepoel but with the other 3 mentioned above. Special mention to rote_laterne, just out of the podium spots but the only player of the game who had the World Champion Mads Pedersen and his 400 points this week.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   NorthAmericanScum   (+11)
2   LosBrolin   (+10)
3   Amis_Velo   (+9)
3   Nathanptz   (+9)
3   GP Blanco   (+9)
3   Blues in the bottle   (+9)

The standings are a bit more stratified at the end of the season, but 700-ish points is still enough to jump (just barely) double digits at this point of the season, as NorthAmericanScum manages to do. LosBrolin shows up on the podium of this ranking thanks to the Trentin/Remco combo but also Walscheid, who got 80 non-Worlds points. A four way tie for third rounds out the podium.

This Month's Top Scorers


Rank   Team   Points this Month
1   NorthAmericanScum   2103
2   tobydawq   2044
3   Joelsim   2043
4   ansimi   1958
5   Simurgh   1942
5   Tigerion   1942

September is the last big CQ month of the year, and NorthAmericanScum tops this monthly ranking as well as the last weekly ranking for high movers. Their team is one of 3 to clear 2000 points on the month, and their list of scoring riders is impressive and top loaded: Trentin (537, 31 teams), Kung (433, 14), van der Poel (296, 20), Theuns (206, 61), Ganna (162, 11) are the ones over 100 points. tobydawq has shown up in a few recent weekly updates and puts together a solid month as well, thanks to the top 3 listed above plus 160 for Remco. Joelsim nabs the final podium spot with over 2000 as well.

This Month's High Movers


Rank   Team   Up/down
1   comodoro   (+25)
2   Nathanptz   (+22)
2   NorthAmericanScum   (+22)
4   Joelsim   (+19)
4   HelgeBlendet   (+19)

This competition is taken by comodoro, who leaps a full 25 spots this month, thanks to two huge scorers, Trentin and Pogacar (who had 559 points and was owned by 7 teams). NorthAmericanScum makes it appearances on all 4 charts this week, jumping 22 spots on the month to tie with Nathanptz.

Green Jersey Competition


Rank   Team   Total
1   tobydawq   231
2   armchairclimber   225
3   ruvu75   218
4   TheArt   212
5   Popchu   208
6   ansimi   194
7   MADRAZO   189
8   skidmark   188

There's a change at the top! tobydawq has scored in 4 of the last 6 weeks, including a win 6 weeks ago and second this week. 108 of their 231 points have come in this span, and they've rocketed up the standings, taking a 6 point lead with the 35 they got this week. armchairclimber drops to second but is still in striking distance, as are all the teams listed here (within 45 points). Aside from tobydawq, weekly winner ansimi is the only other team scoring this week; their 45 points rockets them into the conversation as well. Still a lot to play for in this competition.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   fauniera   13593
2   (-)   Tigerion   13534
3   (+2)   tobydawq   13358
4   (-1)   karaev   13120
4   (+3)   ruvu75   13120
6   (-1)   skidmark   12932
7   (-3)   Hakkie2   12928
8   (+2)   TheArt   12906
9   (-1)   SafeBet   12852
10   (-1)   Kryvo   12795

The top spot is closer than it's been in weeks! Tigerion has a good-but-not-quite-good-enough showing this weekend, pulling to within 60 points of the overall lead. If Trentin had the legs for the sprint, we would see a new leader! The red-hot tobydawq pulls into third and is only a couple of hundred back. Behind that, it's a bit tougher of an ask for karaev or last year's winner, but with the sequence of Italian races often contested by the same riders, it's not out of the question for someone to go on a streak. fauniera, of course, has Bernal, who hasn't really raced since the Tour but if he has some form could anchor a strong defense. The next couple of weeks will be very interesting to those at the top, to say the least! No ins or outs of the top 10 this week, just some jockeying for position.

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Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on October 10, 2019, 06:55
Update #39: CQ gods decree this competition shalgo down to the wire



With one monument and a one-week WT race left to go along with a handful of smaller races (must avoid commenting on the sadness that Paris-Tours is now just one of a 'handful of smaller races' at the end of the season), this one is almost done. But it's still within striking distance for at least the top two, with a few outside chances.



This Week's Top Scorers




Rank   Team   Points this week
1   shalgo   461
2   adamski101   439
3   yoyokt   414
4   Hakkie2   392
4   Rakim   392


The weekly win goes to shalgo with a healthy 461 points, thanks especially to 140 from a pre-injury Hodeg, but also a hefty haul from the likes of Gaviria, Van Asbroeck, Gaudu, Kump and Bernal. Second goes to adamski101 who was one of the two lucky teams this week with Piet Allegaert (176 points), as well as one of the 7 with Senechal (84 points). yoyokt rounds out the lowercase top 3, clearing 400 with a similar top end to shalgo.



This Week's High Movers



Rank   Team   Up/down
1   adamski101   (+10)
2   Nicosix   (+6)
2   Vitapen   (+6)
2   yoyokt   (+6)
2   Object   (+6)


More of a logjam here, with adamski's good week earning their team a double digit jump in the standings. It's hard to move much in a week by the time October rolls around, and four other teams split second spot on this ranking.



Green Jersey Competition



Rank   Team   Total
1   tobydawq   231
2   armchairclimber   225
3   ruvu75   218
4   TheArt   212
5   Popchu   208
6   skidmark   197
7   ansimi   194
8   yoyokt   190
9   MADRAZO   189


These standings are still fairly tight, with 9 teams within a weekly win (45 points) of tobydawq's top spot, and a few more just outside that range. The top teams don't score, but team skidmark jumps up a few spots to 6th  with 9 points on the week and yoyokt's 30 points help them enter the picture at 190 total and 8th place.



Top 10 Overall



Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   fauniera   13931
2   (-)   Tigerion   13811
3   (+1)   karaev   13476
4   (-1)   tobydawq   13473
5   (-1)   ruvu75   13429
6   (+1)   Hakkie2   13320
7   (-1)   skidmark   13300
8   (+1)   SafeBet   13190
9   (-1)   TheArt   13178
10   (+3)   shalgo   12984


At the top, fauniera gains 61 points on Tigerion to get some breathing room of 120 points. Having two actively posting participants at the top is very enjoyable, not least because they keep a running track of who their remaining racers are, but basically the biggest hopes are Bernal for fauniera and Trentin for Tigerion.



Below those two, it would take some doing for another team to win, but third place is wide open, with karaev clawing the spot back by 3 points from tobydawq, and ruvu not far behind. shalgo's weekly win takes them into the top 10, displacing Kryvo.

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Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: skidmark on October 15, 2019, 21:17
Update #40: karaev closes the gap, Green Jersey race tightens up



The final monument is done, the European season is effectively done, all we have left is the tacked-on WT stage race in China, the Japan Cup, and a few minor wind-down races. The season is done for the vast majority of participants in the game, but of course the game is not over. So how will the endgame shape up?


This Week's Top Scorers



Rank   Team   Points this week
1   karaev   747
2   Hakkie2   707
3   DJW   692
4   shalgo   651
5   oliveira   642




A big week for karaev, scoring 747 points! The big scorer, as 25 other owners likely know, is Bernal, who adds 333 points to an already sterling season. But karaev also had big weeks from Van Asbroeck (128 points, 19 teams), Gaudu (108, 57 teams) and another decent week from unique pick Vendrame (62 points). Hakkie2 gets second on the week with the same big 3 as karaev, but smaller contributions from the rest of the roster. DJW slots into third with Bernal and Gaudu, but also points from rare picks Sosa (122, 3 teams) and Enric Mas (68, 5 teams).



This Week's High Movers



Rank   Team   Up/down
1   oliveira   (+17)
2   zlev11   (+12)
3   DJW   (+10)
4   Josedin   (+9)
4   Jon_Ezeitza   (+9)


oliveira wins this competition this week, with a huge (for the end of the season) 17-spot climb up the standings. Their team had the same 'big 3' as the top 2 in the previous ranking; they were just placed in the standings such that a 17-point jump was possible (3 of the top 5 in the previous ranking were already in the top 10 overall, hence not far to move). zlev11 moves up a not-too-shabby 12 spots despite finishing 14th in the Top Scorers ranking, and DJW jumps double digit places as well.



Green Jersey Competition



Rank   Team   Total
1   tobydawq   231
2   armchairclimber   225
3   ruvu75   218
4   TheArt   212
5   Popchu   208
6   Leadbelly   203
7   karaev   201
8   skidmark   197
9   ansimi   194
10   yoyokt   190
11   MADRAZO   189
12   Joelsim   187
13   fauniera   186


An unprecedented 13 teams are within a weekly win (45 points) of the top spot in this competition as it heads into it's final big week! tobydawq still sits atop the standings, but leadbelly (20 points this week), karaev (45 for the win), Joelsim (14) and fauniera (8) all scored some this week to pull within striking distance. This one is coming down to the wire!



Top 10 Overall



Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   fauniera   14464
2   (+1)   karaev   14223
3   (+3)   Hakkie2   14027
4   (-2)   Tigerion   13981
5   (+3)   SafeBet   13768
6   (+4)   shalgo   13635
7   (-2)   ruvu75   13619
8   (-4)   tobydawq   13519
9   (-2)   skidmark   13490
10   (+1)   Hugo Koblet   13438


Quite the shakeup in the overall standings for this late in the season - apart from leader fauniera, every team in the top 10 moved around somewhat. You may note that #1 and #2 on the week are now #2 and #3 overall, with Tigerion falling out of the podium places.  It is looking very probable that fauniera will become a two-time winner of this competition, as their lead is 241 points; even with an incredible week, karaev only closed by 214 this week. Unless something wild happens in Guangxi and Japan, it seems likely that the top spot is going to stay the same. Third and fourth are only 36 points apart, so the final podium spot is up for grabs. Below that, there's a bit of stratification, although 6th-10th are only separated by less than 200 points. A very competitive top 10, with several former winners and high placers, as well as a good number of teams who have participated in many editions. Game founder Hugo Koblet moves into the top 10 (and has a 70 point lead on 11th), while another previous high finisher - TheArt -drops out. After next week it's not technically over, but for all intents and purposes the final standings will be set. I hope everyone has had a fun year, let's see how the rest of it goes!

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Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: Leadbelly on October 16, 2019, 08:22
Just think, if I had picked Evenepoel instead of Van Niekerk or Vaubourzeix, I'd be in second place....

Not that I ever would have ever made that selection, but I'm sure I could have found better performing zero pointers who were just as unpopular to improve my position a bit.
Title: Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
Post by: just some guy on October 16, 2019, 17:08
Wow I got beat by Velorooms collective team :)