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Title: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on August 01, 2019, 18:17
https://www.velogames.com/autumn-classics/2019/

League Name:   Velorooms
League Code: 58432719

If you have been part of any of the races so far this year then there is no need to enter the code again, you will automatically join the league. The code is only for new entrants, but if in doubt use the code.

If you are interested in winning the season long league please keep your manager name the same throughout the year and ideally have it the same as your VR name or Twitter handle. If you change it, you run the risk of not getting the correct amount of points. Also please limit yourself to one entry or you risk disqualification from that event.

Current top-ten:

RankManagerPoints
1Florecita67
1Leadbelly67
3Raffaele Filippetti57
4MellowV51
5Archie50
6Russell49
7Anne De Ruyter46
8Alfredo8340
9Josedin32
10Fidel31
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on August 01, 2019, 18:23
It's a classic classic league with a bumper thirty six transfers to waste or use wisely.

San Sebastian is the first race.
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Mellow Velo on August 01, 2019, 21:20
 2 games, 1 day?
Plenty of time then. :P
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Flo on August 02, 2019, 10:55

Current top-ten:

RankManagerPoints
1Florecita67
1Leadbelly67
3Raffaele Filippetti57
4MellowV51
5Archie50
6Russell49
7Anne De Ruyter46
8Alfredo8340
9Josedin32
10Fidel31

:o
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on August 04, 2019, 09:09
#1 San Sebastian

(https://i.imgur.com/rmdcxV3.png)

Low scoring was the order of the day with lots of misfiring popular picks. Only six of us had the foresight/luck to go with Remco (Joao in fifth was the highest team without him).

Ride London is next on the menu.
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on August 06, 2019, 16:54
#2 Ride London

(https://i.imgur.com/POvusfO.png)

There are two options. Either Russell forgot to enter a team for San Sebastian or he played a stroke of tactical genius and only entered afterwards so as to avoid using up transfers.

(https://i.imgur.com/lL7LOhM.png)

Zammo still leads.

Bit of a break now till Hamburg comes round and then the races will be more frequent.
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Russell23 on August 12, 2019, 18:00
I’d like to say it was tactical genius but was heading off on holiday and missed the deadline for the first race!
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on August 26, 2019, 09:14
#3 Cyclassics

(https://i.imgur.com/9pXLcSW.png)

Hamburg producing big points again. It was the same last year. Russell had seven of the top-8 finishers on the day.

(https://i.imgur.com/r6LhqEU.png)

Bretagne Classic up next.
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on September 02, 2019, 14:13
#4 Bretagne Classic

(https://i.imgur.com/yEeIN8Z.png)

Back to low scoring. Jalabartoli, Davy Pev and Zammo the only ones to select the winner.

(https://i.imgur.com/mYpH4lM.png)

Russell with a handy lead now.

First category three race up next - Brussels Cycling Classic.
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on September 08, 2019, 17:53
#5 Brussels Cycling Classic

(https://i.imgur.com/v6ecN9l.png)

......and the overall.

(https://i.imgur.com/umJpUAK.png)

Nearly as many points as last weekend's race, but not many changes to the standings.

Canadian double header up next.
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on September 15, 2019, 17:52
Nearly forgot!

#6 GP Quebec

(https://i.imgur.com/1PGWXjR.png)

......and the overall.

(https://i.imgur.com/7nmrJE1.png)
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on September 18, 2019, 16:53
#7 GP Montreal

There is no justice in the cycling world and therefore none in Velogames!

(https://i.imgur.com/XKrqyHg.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/oTDO3al.png)

Davy closes the gap on Russell a little. Other big beasts are lurking just a bit back.

Back to category 3 racing this weekend and then the big one the weekend after.
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on September 27, 2019, 19:19
#8 Primus Classic

(https://i.imgur.com/p03mhk3.png)

Flo the only one with race winner Theuns. :cool

(https://i.imgur.com/Rpx12dq.png)

We've hopefully all seen the Worlds finishing circuit now. Time to select your teams!
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Flo on September 29, 2019, 14:39
Velogames didn't have Colbrelli on the Worlds startlist 2 days ago so I swapped him
If he wins I'll be sad :( but also happy :cool but also sad :(
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: just some guy on September 29, 2019, 16:55
Thought I had Mads but nope
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Mellow Velo on September 30, 2019, 07:27
Thought I had Mads but nope

I did but swapped him for Asgreen.....
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on September 30, 2019, 18:57
#9 World Championships

(https://i.imgur.com/TxU06zy.png)

Slim pickings again. A few of us had the Trentin-Sagan combo with Anne adding GVA to that to give her the edge.

(https://i.imgur.com/kgvvwf9.png)

Davy drops off the podium and with zero transfers left, he won't be able to fight his way back. Also of interest further down was Raffaele not making any transfers and dropping out of the top-ten.

A whole load of cat.3 races up next starting with the Sparkassen Münsterland Giro on Thursday.
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on October 03, 2019, 20:31
#10 Sparkassen Münsterland Giro

(https://i.imgur.com/zxldAd5.png)

Raffaele used up some of his spare transfers, but a lot of used none or one at maximum.

(https://i.imgur.com/H8rwnyR.png)

Emilia on Saturday.
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on October 05, 2019, 18:37
#11 Giro dell'Emilia

(https://i.imgur.com/PZKvS6v.png)

Anne is doing her best to win both this league and the overall!

(https://i.imgur.com/II7zjxW.png)

Zero transfers made by Russell = zero points for this race. Could be a costly mistake.
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on October 07, 2019, 10:47
#12 GP Bruno Beghelli

(https://i.imgur.com/KYqRzWS.png)

A few less points than Emilia.

(https://i.imgur.com/MIrGICk.png)
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: just some guy on October 07, 2019, 12:24
0 transfers left
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on October 09, 2019, 09:33
#13 Tre Valle Varesine

(https://i.imgur.com/ftEOVH3.png)

All these category three races seem a bit superfluous.

(https://i.imgur.com/K6tq0mz.png)
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: just some guy on October 09, 2019, 19:20
0 transfers left

Worked out ok today
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on October 10, 2019, 05:35
#14 Milano-Torino

(https://i.imgur.com/14JG54p.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/6QNbHG2.png)
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on October 12, 2019, 09:41
#15 Gran Piemonte

(https://i.imgur.com/ryNHkPT.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/wMt92UA.png)

Anne with a buffer of just over 200 points which is what you get for winning a category one race. I think both had a handful of transfers left heading into this final round, so Anne couldn't just copy Russell's team and play it safe.
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on October 12, 2019, 12:08
The final teams are visible now. Who wants who to do well (and not so well)?

Anne - Nibali, Cavagna (in the break) and Brambilla, but not Fuglsang

Russell - Buchmann, Sosa and Latour, but not Majka

MellowVelo - Yates, but not Mollema or Gaudu

There are some not so unlikely outcomes which could see either of the three win.
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Mellow Velo on October 12, 2019, 12:59
The final teams are visible now. Who wants who to do well (and not so well)?

Anne - Nibali, Cavagna (in the break) and Brambilla, but not Fuglsang

Russell - Buchmann, Sosa and Latour, but not Majka

MellowVelo - Yates, but not Mollema or Gaudu

There are some not so unlikely outcomes which could see either of the three win.

Errr, you had me worried there for a moment, wondering what I had done with Mollema, but I still have him in my team. ;)
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on October 12, 2019, 13:43
Did I type Mollema, what I really meant was Haig. Just a slip of the fingers on the keyboard. :D
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Mellow Velo on October 12, 2019, 15:43
 Both Anne and Russell have absolutely smashed it in Lombardy.
The benefit of those last race transfers put to terrific use.
Reckon Russell might be top scorer overall for this one.
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: just some guy on October 12, 2019, 15:57
This no transfer thing worked out ok for me
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Russell23 on October 12, 2019, 17:56
Well don’t think that could have worked out any better!! Well chuffed with that result.
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Mellow Velo on October 12, 2019, 18:02
Well don’t think that could have worked out any better!! Well chuffed with that result.

Like I figured, you got overall first for that haul.
Anne had a 200 point lead, scored almost 900 points herself, but you still managed to pip her at the post.
Huge chapeau: Velogames equivalent of Cav beating Haussler in San Remo! :lol

On a personal note, I'm very pleased to have finished 23rd out of 20,255 for the season championship score. :)
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: just some guy on October 12, 2019, 18:31
Russell well done

Nice work all.

On a personal note I still don't completely understand how to buildi a team. Most teams under a minute doesn't help. Plus forgetting transfers.

After a shocking Giro was still fun with the year long game.

Thanks Leadbelly for the added bit of enjoyment.

Inside the top 800 so well pleased :lol
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on October 13, 2019, 11:53
#16 Il Lombardia

(https://i.imgur.com/HEPApo8.png)

It's fair to say that Russell smashed it out of the park for the final race. Every selection barring the 4 pointers contributed to his success. Anne was let down badly by the Goldfish of Messina, it seemed a pretty risky gamble to bring him in.

(https://i.imgur.com/Ym7F8NH.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/jg9EzMA.png)

Russell's victory is even more impressive in that if you remember he forgot to enter a team in time for San Sebastian and didn't make any transfers for the first two Italian races.
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on October 13, 2019, 12:07
The final overall scoreboard:

RankManagerPoints
1Leadbelly124
2Anne De Ruyter / Tante Annie112
2Raffaele Filippetti112
4MellowV105
5Russell102
6Florecita98
7Archie86
8Dom Perignon65
9Joao Pinto62
10Josedin61
11Lord Di Lego59
12Mapez46
13Alfredo8343
14JSG42
15Axel41
15Zulko41
17Fidel35
18Jean-Pierre34
19Billy Badass33
20Davy Pev30
21Albert29
21Chrisdk29
23marmot28
23SfazBo28
25Chris23
26Zammo21
27Jalabartoli20
27Omer Ozden20
27Trudgin20
30Skungu19
31Emre17
32Albert Secall14
32Jay Elliotta14
32Pedro14
35lucky13
36lukascph12
37Ghislain Hoffman10
37Luciano10
39Bandit9
39Ninie CyclingFan9
39Sammy Suplesse9
42franchino moser8
42Rossi8
42Sidney White (Bacana)8
45Jo Spencer7
45Miguel7
45Mijiel Cancellara7
48Carl Sibley6
49Martha5
50Erik Mortier4
50Rossino Velo4
52CMA3
52DS Shouter3
52Fausto Copieur3
52Mussum da Mangueira3
56Joel Simister1
56Violante1

:fanfare :fanfare :fanfare

Third time lucky. :)

Don't feel I had a particularly great year. Some bad results especially towards the beginning of the season, but a bit more consistency after that with some important points in the women's events.
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on October 13, 2019, 12:21
2019 Roll of Honour

Tour Down Under - Luciano
Paris Nice - Flo
Tirreno Adriatico - Josedin
Catalunya - marmot
Pais Vasco - Alfredo83
Spring Classics - Russell
Romandie - Alfredo83
California - Raffaele Filippetti
Giro d'Italia - Raffaele Filippetti
Women's Tour - Leadbelly
Dauphine - Trudgin
Suisse - Billy Badass
Giro Rosa - Anne De Ruyter
Pologne - Davy Pev
Portugal - Russell
BinckBank - Davy Pev
Ladies Tour of Norway - Josedin
Tour of Britain - Lord Di Lego
Boels Ladies Tour - Anne De Ruyter
Vuelta a Espana - Raffaele Filippetti
Autumn Classics - Russell
Title: Re: Velogames - Autumn Classics 2019
Post by: just some guy on October 13, 2019, 14:12
14th not to bad a result. Let's be honest more than me are surprised :lol