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Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
« on: December 31, 2014, 12:36 »
Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015

Welcome to the third annual Youth CQ Ranking Manager Game.  This game allows you to showcase your knowledge of upcoming youngsters, and hopefully take a gamble on a couple of really young riders.

Your task is to create a team with 12-15 riders at 1000 CQ points to get the best possible return.

1. How the game works

1.1. Duration
The season starts when the first race is held (Australian Road Cycling Championships 7th-11th January 2015) 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 (x.1) is out - submissions can be made to extend the season to include late season smaller races, should there be potential for them to affect the top placings.  A victor can be declared earlier if there is no prospect of the leader being overhauled.

1.2. Updates
I will struggle to post updates every week in the 2015 game, but will post them at least monthly. If anyone is interested in helping post other updates let me know.

2.  On doping

Hopefully doping will have much less of an impact on this game, but the Main game rules will apply


3.Submitting your team

3.1. How do I?
You pick between 12 and 15  riders whose combined value doesn’t exceed 1000 points and send the list to the YouthCQ account (see post below).

3.2. Eligibility
Riders need to fit one of the following two main criteria
i) be a first year professional rider (of any age), be it at World Tour or Professional Continental team.
ii) be riding at Continental level or lower, born in 1990 or younger, without having previously ridden as a professional.

For clarity, riders should not have already ridden a full year as a professional at either World Tour or Professional Continental level – riding as a stagiaire does not prevent selection.  Riders who have signed their first pro contract in August (or later), are consider for the purposes of this game as no different from stagiaire riders.  EDIT this rule makes Louis Veraeke ineligible as he signed for Lotto in July 2014.

Players of the game are strongly encouraged to include at least two riders from 1993 or younger who will ride at ProConti level (ie eligible for u23 world champs) or lower and one rider from 1993 or younger who will ride at Continental level or lower (ie will be riding x.2, x.2u, x.NC races).
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  • « Last Edit: January 02, 2015, 14:31 by mc_mountain »
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #1 on: December 31, 2014, 12:37 »
    Notes on submitting teams
    As I have to manually add the teams to the spreadsheet, please be careful that you send your team to YouthCQ account based on the correct criteria.
    The layout you need to use is this:

    CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto
    POZZATO Filippo
    Etc.

    Nothing else. No points after the name. Also, be careful that there are no “space” after the name, because I will have to delete it manually.  Please also rank your team from highest points to lowest.

    To make things easier for both you and me I have created a file (see attachment) in which you can cut and paste the riders into your team and it will automatically show you the value of each rider (as long as you delete the space) as well as the aggregated value of your team. Then you will just have to copy your team directly from this file and send it to me by PM.  Hopefully this avoids any misunderstandings of a rider’s value as well as reduces the number of errors made in a team sent to me.  CQ can also change the exact spelling or use of accents, which can prevent points being pulled through. 

    When do I?

    Deadline is 9PM (CET) January 5th 2014.



    Please feel free to PM me with any riders who you want to check their eligibility.

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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #2 on: December 31, 2014, 12:38 »
    Unfortunately I have less time to put into the game this time around so apologies for the late posting of the thread.  I also havent had chance to put a team together myself - so if people are wary of me stealing their ideas it might be worth holding off for a few days before submitting their team.

    I will also probably be slower in acknowledging team submissions and checking eligibility so late submission really need to be accurate ones.  I will have less chance to promote the game this year too - so I really appreciate returning players submitting teams and if anyone wants to push the game elsewhere go for it.
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  • « Last Edit: December 31, 2014, 12:51 by mc_mountain »

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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #3 on: December 31, 2014, 14:08 »
    My team is in already

    with my history of the game I am sure it will be no help for MC
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #4 on: December 31, 2014, 14:24 »
    My team is in already

    with my history of the game I am sure it will be no help for MC

    sent in my team too

    I think I finished 3rd or so in the first year, but this year I put my team together in 15 minutes, no real inspiration so MC can use my team but not sure it would help him
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #5 on: December 31, 2014, 14:32 »
    Yeh ok I've sent one in, aiming for at least five uniques.
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #6 on: December 31, 2014, 15:26 »
    ..... and mine's in, but with a query.  :P
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #7 on: December 31, 2014, 17:21 »
    In.
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #8 on: January 02, 2015, 14:26 »
    Several people submitting teams with Veraeke in.  Unfortunately he signed in July 2014 so this makes him ineligible.  I appreciate it seems like an arbitrary distinction between him and riders that signed pro in August, but there has to be a cut off point.
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #9 on: January 02, 2015, 14:38 »
    Just sent my team! 996 points - 15 riders! I hope I will not be last considering this is the first time I play this game and it only took me 30 minutes or so to create the roster.

    This is also my first post here so I will say hello to everyone! I have read this forum for some time and I think it is great.

    Gotta start picking my Main CQ team now.
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #10 on: January 03, 2015, 12:02 »
    Sent the team last night, 15 brokers and 998 points
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #11 on: January 04, 2015, 15:14 »
    thanks for all the entries so far.  I have now submitted my team to JSG. 

    Lagging a bit behind last year in terms of number of teams so far (last year half the number of the main game, currently at about a third)
    but will hopefully pick up between now and the deadline/
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #12 on: January 04, 2015, 21:18 »
    got that thanks MC

    seems i might have missed the must have rider already  :lol

    my team

    3 *au
    3 *be
    2 *it
    1 from *ch *no *si *fr *pl *na *usa
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #13 on: January 04, 2015, 21:31 »
    3 *fr
    2 *nl
    2 *dk
    1 *pl *co *si *nz *au *se *ch *es

    am wondering if I missed the must pick. probably
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #14 on: January 05, 2015, 03:01 »
    Can't wait to defend my crown. Last year I did well with a rushed team made up while I was working on processing entries to the main game, so I figured why mess with a good formula? I'll start looking at my team in the morning.
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #15 on: January 05, 2015, 08:10 »
    3 *fr
    2 *nl
    2 *dk
    1 *pl *co *si *nz *au *se *ch *es

    am wondering if I missed the must pick. probably

    doubt it  ;)
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #16 on: January 05, 2015, 08:35 »
    4 *fr
    3 *it *ru
    2 *es
    1 *be *au *by
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #17 on: January 05, 2015, 10:58 »
    3 *fr
    2 *nl
    2 *dk
    1 *pl *co *si *nz *au *se *ch *es

    am wondering if I missed the must pick. probably

    No  *be ? Yes. you missed obvious pick  :P

    My team looks like this:


    5:*fr
    2:*it *co
    1:*be *es *ch *nl *no *nz

    Last year i've failed badly, cant get any worse this time.
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #18 on: January 05, 2015, 11:36 »
    No  *be ? Yes. you missed obvious pick  :P



    I think I know who you mean. If it is who I think it is I knowingly left him out because he was too expensive imo.
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #19 on: January 05, 2015, 16:01 »
    I think I know who you mean. If it is who I think it is I knowingly left him out because he was too expensive imo.

    He's expensive but on the other hand he's one of the few that can score around 600-700 points and it won't a big surprise. And still, he's not the most expensive rider in my team.
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #20 on: January 05, 2015, 16:32 »
    He's expensive but on the other hand he's one of the few that can score around 600-700 points and it won't a big surprise. And still, he's not the most expensive rider in my team.

    Dunno, it took Welly a year to get used to WT level too :)
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #21 on: January 05, 2015, 16:41 »
    He's expensive but on the other hand he's one of the few that can score around 600-700 points and it won't a big surprise. And still, he's not the most expensive rider in my team.
    Just curious , is your most expensive pick from Austria? I'm not sure wich expensive belgian is the obvious choice because there are 2 of them that could prove very good in my opnion.
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #22 on: January 05, 2015, 17:02 »
    I don't really know...Yates proved me wrong last year, but I believe climbers tend to struggle more to score points in their first year as a pro
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #23 on: January 05, 2015, 17:56 »
    Flo, but Wellens turned pro one year earlier then my pick ;)


    Alykaptan No, he's not from Austria. And true, there are two expensive Belgians but one of them is too young and too expensive indeed :)
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #24 on: January 05, 2015, 18:04 »
    My team looks like this

    3: *be
    2: *fr *it
    1: *au *co *es *uk *de *nl *no *ch
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #25 on: January 05, 2015, 18:26 »
    Flo, but Wellens turned pro one year earlier then my pick ;)


    Alykaptan No, he's not from Austria. And true, there are two expensive Belgians but one of them is too young and too expensive indeed :)

    But if your rider turned pro last year, he's not eligible surely?
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #26 on: January 05, 2015, 18:34 »
    But if your rider turned pro last year, he's not eligible surely?
    I think he speaks about the age Wellens and his pick turned pro. Can't wait to see all teams and who I forgot to pick....
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #27 on: January 05, 2015, 18:38 »
    I think he speaks about the age Wellens and his pick turned pro. Can't wait to see all teams and who I forgot to pick....

    Ah okay, I don't really look at ages for neo pros, don't think it matters too much, 20, 21, 22 they'll all have to adjust to WT level
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #28 on: January 05, 2015, 18:38 »
    Alykaptan is right, my previous post could be a little bit confusing, sorry. Wellens turned pro in 2013 (It was 2012 actually but i count his first full season). He was 22 that year and he made a big step a year later, at the age of 23. My rider will be 23 in 2015 and i expect him to be good at pro in 2015 already.
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2015
    « Reply #29 on: January 05, 2015, 23:11 »
    here is the spreadsheet


    and here with teams ranked for age and popularity

    Riders by Popularity

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    Unique Riders per team

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