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LukasCPH

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2017 Nationals Prediction Game
« on: June 21, 2017, 11:41 »
It's time again for the much-beloved Nationals Prediction Game!

We've seen four editions of it already (2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013), so this is the fifth year running where we join each other in hunting down startlists, race routes, and profiles and put our minds to work in predicting who will win their country's championship and the accompanying right to wear a jersey in the national colours for the year that follows - one of the great things in cycling.


The rules
- To enter, simply send me a PM with your predictions (or post in the thread if you don't care about others stealing making good use of your expert picks). You can quote this post (remove the quote code if you want, but that's not strictly necessary) and simply write your prediction behind a given country's flag and the ITT/RR distinction.
- As we've learnt in past years, CQ's race calendar isn't always 100% correct. If a country's championship is moved forward and held earlier than first thought, no points will awarded for this race. If it's held later, points will be awarded (as long as the results are in on Monday at noon CEST).
- If you get a RR champion right, you'll get 10 points; if you're the only one to predict that country's champion, 20 points.
- As ITTs are often very predictable, there are less points to be earned here - you get 5 points to predict the champion, 10 points if it was a unique pick.
- You don't have to hand in all your predictions at once – but in order to count, you will have to make your predictions before 23:59 CEST on the night before any given race. E.g., for the *de ITT champs (held on 23 June), the entry must be posted before 23:59 CEST on 22 June.
- You're welcome to make your entries in stages, only posting your predictions for the next day(s).
- The final ranking will be based on all results available on Monday, 26 June, at noon CEST. In case of a tie, the player with more unique picks wins.
- The winner gets bragging rights for a year.


The races[1]
Date Race Prediction
22/06 *fr ITT
22/06 *be ITT
22/06 *uk ITT
22/06 *ch ITT
22/06 *no ITT
22/06 *dk ITT
22/06 *ie ITT
22/06 *ua ITT
22/06 *se ITT
23/06 *es ITT
23/06 *it ITT
23/06 *de ITT
23/06 *pt ITT
23/06 *sk ITT
23/06 *ru ITT
23/06 *at ITT
23/06 *cz ITT
23/06 *ca ITT
23/06 *by ITT
23/06 *hr ITT
23/06 *ee ITT
23/06 *lt ITT
23/06 *lv ITT
23/06 *jp ITT
23/06 *br ITT
24/06 *usa ITT
24/06 *il RR
25/06 *es RR
25/06 *fr RR
25/06 *be RR
25/06 *it RR
25/06 *nl RR
25/06 *de RR
25/06 *uk RR
25/06 *pl RR
25/06 *ch RR
25/06 *usa RR
25/06 *no RR
25/06 *pt RR
25/06 *sk RR
25/06 *si RR
25/06 *dk RR
25/06 *ru RR
25/06 *ie RR
25/06 *ua RR
25/06 *at RR
25/06 *lu RR
25/06 *cz RR
25/06 *kz RR
25/06 *ca RR
25/06 *by RR
25/06 *se RR
25/06 *hr RR
25/06 *ee RR
25/06 *lt RR
25/06 *lv RR
25/06 *jp RR
25/06 *br RR
 1. you can handily quote this table, then remove the quote codes, to post your own predictions (by PM or in this thread
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    LukasCPH

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    Re: 2017 Nationals Prediction Game
    « Reply #1 on: June 21, 2017, 11:46 »
    Any volunteer to hold my own picks for cross-checking so that I can participate myself?

    Sadly, we won't be able to include today's ITT champs (*kz *nl *lu *pl) since I didn't think of starting this thread in time.

    There are some analyses of the various countries' courses here:
    Lasterketa Burua (in *it)
    Feltet.dk (in *dk)
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  • DJW

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    Re: 2017 Nationals Prediction Game
    « Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 11:51 »
    Any volunteer to hold my own picks for cross-checking so that I can participate myself?

    Sadly, we won't be able to include today's ITT champs (*kz *nl *lu *pl) since I didn't think of starting this thread in time.

    There are some analyses of the various countries' courses here:
    Lasterketa Burua (in *it)
    Feltet.dk (in *dk)

    I can considering that I made you run the game  :D
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    Re: 2017 Nationals Prediction Game
    « Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 11:55 »
    I can considering that I made you run the game  :D
    Excellent. :)
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    Re: 2017 Nationals Prediction Game
    « Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 11:20 »
    We have six players so far (including yours truly). But the ship hasn't sailed yet for any late-comer ... lots of points to pick up in the road races.

    After the first day of racing, here are the current standings:
    Date Race WINNER LukasCPH DJW Leadbelly Armchair Cyclist Josedin Not My Circus
    22/06 *fr ITT Latour Gallopin 0 Cavagna 0 Chavanel 0 Pinot 0 Chavanel 0 Pinot 0
    22/06 *be ITT Lampaert Lampaert 5 Campenaerts 0 Campenaerts 0 Campenaerts 0 Lampaert 5 Lampaert 5
    22/06 *uk ITT Cummings Dowsett 0 Dowsett 0 Dowsett 0 Dowsett 0 Dowsett 0 Dowsett 0
    22/06 *ch ITT Küng Küng 5 Küng 5 Küng 5 Küng 5 Küng 5 Küng 5
    22/06 *no ITT Boasson Hagen Boasson Hagen 5 Boasson Hagen 5 Boasson Hagen 5 Boasson Hagen 5 Boasson Hagen 5 Boasson Hagen 5
    22/06 *dk ITT Toft Quaade 0 Würtz 0 Valgren 0 Würtz 0 Toft 5 Toft 5
    22/06 *ie ITT Mullen Mullen 5 Mullen 5 Mullen 5 Mullen 5 Mullen 5 Mullen 5
    22/06 *ua ITT ----- Vasylyuk Vasylyuk ----- ----- ----- -----
    22/06 *se ITT T. Ludvigsson T. Ludvigsson 5 T. Ludvigsson 5 T. Ludvigsson 5 T. Ludvigsson 5 Wetterhall 0 T. Ludvigsson 5
    30 25 25 25 30 30

    A three-way tie for the lead, with the other three just five points behind. Nothing has been decided yet!
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  • Not My Circus

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    Re: 2017 Nationals Prediction Game
    « Reply #5 on: June 23, 2017, 22:23 »
    Phew,

    Half the RR predictions in...

    Here's the Feltet Road race preview for some countries  (in Danish)
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    Re: 2017 Nationals Prediction Game
    « Reply #6 on: June 23, 2017, 22:26 »
    We have six players so far (including yours truly). But the ship hasn't sailed yet for any late-comer ... lots of points to pick up in the road races.

    A three-way tie for the lead, with the other three just five points behind. Nothing has been decided yet!

    Thank you Lukas :D

    I've gone mad with the RR predictions... might get a 20 pointer yet ;p
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    Re: 2017 Nationals Prediction Game
    « Reply #7 on: June 23, 2017, 22:51 »
    Unfortunately will be watching from the sidelines this year because of dodgy internet connection :shh
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    Re: 2017 Nationals Prediction Game
    « Reply #8 on: June 24, 2017, 16:49 »
    *ca holds its ITT champs next Tuesday, apparently - so those won't be included in the game after all. Silly Canadians.
    *hr ITT & *br ITT results aren't in yet, *usa ITT probably hasn't even started yet.

    Current standings:
    Date Race WINNER LukasCPH DJW Leadbelly Armchair Cyclist Josedin Not My Circus
    22/06 *fr ITT Latour Gallopin 0 Cavagna 0 Chavanel 0 Pinot 0 Chavanel 0 Pinot 0
    22/06 *be ITT Lampaert Lampaert 5 Campenaerts 0 Campenaerts 0 Campenaerts 0 Lampaert 5 Lampaert 5
    22/06 *uk ITT Cummings Dowsett 0 Dowsett 0 Dowsett 0 Dowsett 0 Dowsett 0 Dowsett 0
    22/06 *ch ITT Küng Küng 5 Küng 5 Küng 5 Küng 5 Küng 5 Küng 5
    22/06 *no ITT Boasson Hagen Boasson Hagen 5 Boasson Hagen 5 Boasson Hagen 5 Boasson Hagen 5 Boasson Hagen 5 Boasson Hagen 5
    22/06 *dk ITT Toft Quaade 0 Würtz 0 Valgren 0 Würtz 0 Toft 5 Toft 5
    22/06 *ie ITT Mullen Mullen 5 Mullen 5 Mullen 5 Mullen 5 Mullen 5 Mullen 5
    22/06 *se ITT T. Ludvigsson T. Ludvigsson 5 T. Ludvigsson 5 T. Ludvigsson 5 T. Ludvigsson 5 Wetterhall 0 T. Ludvigsson 5
    23/06 *es ITT Castroviejo Castroviejo 5 Castroviejo 5 Castroviejo 5 Castroviejo 5 Castroviejo 5 Castroviejo 5
    23/06 *it ITT Moscon Quinziato 0 Felline 0 Felline 0 Felline 0 Felline 0 Felline 0
    23/06 *de ITT T. Martin T. Martin 5 T. Martin 5 T. Martin 5 T. Martin 5 T. Martin 5 T. Martin 5
    23/06 *pt ITT D. Gonçalves N. Oliveira 0 N. Oliveira 0 N. Oliveira 0 N. Oliveira 0 N. Oliveira 0 N. Oliveira 0
    23/06 *sk ITT Čanecký Čanecký 5 M. Kováč 0 Čanecký 5 Tybor 0 P. Sagan 0 Čanecký 5
    23/06 *ru ITT Zakarin Chernetskiy 0 Foliforov 0 Brutt 0 Vorobyev 0 Zakarin 10 Belkov 0
    23/06 *at ITT Preidler Brändle 0 Brändle 0 Brändle 0 Brändle 0 Brändle 0 Brändle 0
    23/06 *cz ITT Bárta Bárta 5 Bárta 5 Bárta 5 Kreuziger 0 Bárta 5 Bárta 5
    23/06 *lt ITT Konovalovas Konovalovas 5 Konovalovas 5 Konovalovas 5 Konovalovas 5 Navardauskas 0 Konovalovas 5
    23/06 *jp ITT Nishizono Nishizono 5 Nishizono 5 Nishizono 5 Nishizono 5 Nishizono 5 Beppu 0
    24/06 *il RR R. Goldstein Sagiv 0 Sagiv 0 Guy Niv 0 Sagiv 0 Sagiv 0 Sagiv 0
    55 45 50 40 55 55
    Still a three-way tie for the lead, and absolutely nothing decided.
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    Re: 2017 Nationals Prediction Game
    « Reply #9 on: June 27, 2017, 18:26 »
    I've given up on waiting for the *br results.

    Here are the final standings (without those championships that were held earlier than anticipated, and without Brazil):
    Date Race WINNER LukasCPH DJW Leadbelly Armchair Cyclist Josedin Not My Circus
    22/06 *fr ITT Latour Gallopin 0 Cavagna 0 Chavanel 0 Pinot 0 Chavanel 0 Pinot 0
    22/06 *be ITT Lampaert Lampaert 5 Campenaerts 0 Campenaerts 0 Campenaerts 0 Lampaert 5 Lampaert 5
    22/06 *uk ITT Cummings Dowsett 0 Dowsett 0 Dowsett 0 Dowsett 0 Dowsett 0 Dowsett 0
    22/06 *ch ITT Küng Küng 5 Küng 5 Küng 5 Küng 5 Küng 5 Küng 5
    22/06 *no ITT Boasson Hagen Boasson Hagen 5 Boasson Hagen 5 Boasson Hagen 5 Boasson Hagen 5 Boasson Hagen 5 Boasson Hagen 5
    22/06 *dk ITT Toft Quaade 0 Würtz 0 Valgren 0 Würtz 0 Toft 5 Toft 5
    22/06 *ie ITT Mullen Mullen 5 Mullen 5 Mullen 5 Mullen 5 Mullen 5 Mullen 5
    22/06 *se ITT T. Ludvigsson T. Ludvigsson 5 T. Ludvigsson 5 T. Ludvigsson 5 T. Ludvigsson 5 Wetterhall 0 T. Ludvigsson 5
    23/06 *es ITT Castroviejo Castroviejo 5 Castroviejo 5 Castroviejo 5 Castroviejo 5 Castroviejo 5 Castroviejo 5
    23/06 *it ITT Moscon Quinziato 0 Felline 0 Felline 0 Felline 0 Felline 0 Felline 0
    23/06 *de ITT T. Martin T. Martin 5 T. Martin 5 T. Martin 5 T. Martin 5 T. Martin 5 T. Martin 5
    23/06 *pt ITT D. Gonçalves N. Oliveira 0 N. Oliveira 0 N. Oliveira 0 N. Oliveira 0 N. Oliveira 0 N. Oliveira 0
    23/06 *sk ITT Čanecký Čanecký 5 M. Kováč 0 Čanecký 5 Tybor 0 P. Sagan 0 Čanecký 5
    23/06 *ru ITT Zakarin Chernetskiy 0 Foliforov 0 Brutt 0 Vorobyev 0 Zakarin 10 Belkov 0
    23/06 *at ITT Preidler Brändle 0 Brändle 0 Brändle 0 Brändle 0 Brändle 0 Brändle 0
    23/06 *cz ITT Bárta Bárta 5 Bárta 5 Bárta 5 Kreuziger 0 Bárta 5 Bárta 5
    23/06 *hr ITT Kvasina Kvasina 5 Kvasina 5 Rumač 0 Kvasina 5 Maltar 0 Kvasina 5
    23/06 *lt ITT Konovalovas Konovalovas 5 Konovalovas 5 Konovalovas 5 Konovalovas 5 Navardauskas 0 Konovalovas 5
    23/06 *jp ITT Nishizono Nishizono 5 Nishizono 5 Nishizono 5 Nishizono 5 Nishizono 5 Beppu 0
    24/06 *usa ITT Rosskopf Warbasse 0 Talansky 0 Bookwalter 0 Haga 0 Bookwalter 0 Huffman 0
    24/06 *il RR R. Goldstein Sagiv 0 Sagiv 0 Guy Niv 0 Sagiv 0 Sagiv 0 Sagiv 0
    25/06 *es RR Jesús Herrada JJ Rojas 0 G. Izagirre 0 Valverde 0 Barbero 0 Barbero 0
    25/06 *fr RR Démare Démare 10 Démare 10 Démare 10 Bouhanni 0 Bouhanni 0
    25/06 *be RR O. Naesen P. Gilbert 0 van Aert 0 van Aert 0 van Avermaet 0 Keukeleire 0
    25/06 *it RR Aru Ulissi 0 Felline 0 Moscon 0 Visconti 0 Visconti 0
    25/06 *nl RR Sinkeldam Terpstra 0 Groenewegen 0 Groenewegen 0 Groenewegen 0 Groenewegen 0
    25/06 *de RR Burghardt Greipel 0 Bauhaus 0 Buchmann 0 Arndt 0 Kittel 0
    25/06 *uk RR Cummings L. Rowe 0 Swift 0 Blythe 0 Cavendish 0 Swift 0
    25/06 *pl RR Kurek Paterski 0 Kwiatkowski 0 Paterski 0 Paterski 0 Banaszek 0
    25/06 *ch RR Dillier Hollenstein 0 Dillier 10 Dillier 10 Dillier 10 Dillier 10
    25/06 *usa RR Warbasse Howes 0 Huffman 0 McCabe 0 Bookwalter 0 Howes 0
    25/06 *no RR Tiller Boasson Hagen 0 Boasson Hagen 0 Forfang 0 Boasson Hagen 0 Eiking 0
    25/06 *pt RR R. Guerreiro Rui Costa 0 Rui Costa 0 Amaro Antunes 0 Rui Costa 0 Amaro Antunes 0
    25/06 *sk RR J. Sagan Kolář 0 Baška 0 Kolář 0 Kolář 0 Kolář 0
    25/06 *si RR Mezgec Mugerli 0 Špilak 0 Tratnik 0 Mezgec 10 Mezgec 10
    25/06 *dk RR M. Pedersen Cort 0 Cort 0 Kamp 0 Valgren 0 Breschel 0
    25/06 *ru RR Porsev Mamykin 0 Chernetskiy 0 Savitskiy 0 Strakhov 0 Belkov 0
    25/06 *ie RR Mullen Brammeier 0 N. Roche 0 S. McKenna 0 Bennett 0 Bennett 0
    25/06 *ua RR Buts Lagkuti 0 Grivko 0 Buts 10 Vasylyuk 0 Buts 10
    25/06 *at RR Mühlberger P. Konrad 0 P. Konrad 0 Mühlberger 10 Mühlberger 10 Gogl 0
    25/06 *lu RR Jungels Kirsch 0 Kirsch 0 Kirsch 0 Jungels 10 Jungels 10
    25/06 *cz RR Štybar Schlegel 0 Kreuziger 0 Turek 0 Štybar 10 Štybar 10
    25/06 *kz RR Zakharov Lutsenko 0 Lutsenko 0 Stalnov 0 Gidich 0 Gidich 0
    25/06 *ca RR Dal-Cin Roth 0 Houle 0 Roth 0 Woods 0 Boivin 0
    25/06 *by RR Shumou Bazhkou 0 Koshevoy 0 Papok 0 Bazhkou 0 Samoilau 0
    25/06 *se RR K. Magnusson T. Ludvigsson 0 T. Ludvigsson 0 K. Magnusson 20 Anderberg 0 Larsén 0
    25/06 *hr RR Rumač Rogina 0 Kišerlovski 0 Rumač 20 Kvasina 0 Rogina 0
    25/06 *ee RR Jõeäär Räim 0 Räim 0 Räim 0 Räim 0 Räim 0
    25/06 *lt RR Konovalovas Bagdonas 0 Navardauskas 0 Navardauskas 0 Konovalovas 10 Konovalovas 10
    25/06 *lv RR Neilands Kanepejs 0 Skujiņš 0 Neilands 20 Skujiņš 0 Skujiņš 0
    25/06 *jp RR Hatanaka N. Masuda 0 Arashiro 0 Ishibashi 0 Nakane 0 Hatsuyama 0
    70 70 150 45 115 120

    One player pulled ahead of the pack on the last day. He's the only one with unique picks in the road races, and has a whole three of them: *se Kim Magnusson, *hr Josip Rumač & *lv Krists Neilands play a huge part in Leadbelly's impressive victory!

    Final standings:
    1 Leadbelly 150
    2 Not My Circus 120
    3 Josedin 115
    4 DJW 75
    4 LukasCPH 75
    6 Armchair Cyclist 45

    Congratulations on defending the title, and thanks to everyone for playing! :)
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    Re: 2017 Nationals Prediction Game
    « Reply #10 on: June 27, 2017, 19:01 »
    1 RR result correct  :lol :fp  cheers Lukas
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