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Collective CQ Team 2018
« on: November 14, 2017, 11:07 »
It's November, you all know what that means... so let the mad  shenanigans BEGIN.... Who's In?

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# Name
1 Midge
2 Leadbelly
3 Search
4 JSG (1 pick)
5 DJW
6 Joelsim
7 Armchair
8 Carlo
9 Flo
10 Trudgin
11 Archie
12 Jimmy the Cuckoo
13 Joesdin
14Lukas
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  • « Last Edit: November 21, 2017, 15:56 by Not My Circus »

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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 11:44 »
    Leadbelly has entered the building.
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 12:17 »
    The joyful glee and instinct not to scupper our own personal teams, err, vast knowledge and experience of the VR collective delivered a team that amassed a mighty 11249 points to sparkle in 103rd place (there's time to move up yet) overall. Not to mention the heady heights of THIS



    I loved how we went wild with categories last year and vote we do the similar this year. Anyone got any different ideas, yell out below. Im warning you now any mentions of excluding the Danish category will be met with ...

    VEEEEEEEEEEETOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  :D :lol :angel

    # Category Name
    #1 GC rider ARU Fabio
    #2 Young GC rider OOMEN Sam
    #3 Cobbles rider NAESEN Oliver
    #4 Young cobbles rider PLANCKAERT Edward
    #5 Sprinter VIVIANI Elia   
    #6 Young Sprinter MINALI Riccardo
    #7 The Random Russian MAMYKIN Matvey
    #8 ITT specialist CAMPENAERTS Victor
    #9 Young ITT specialist KÄMNA Lennard
    #10 The Italian 1 day specialist CUNEGO Damiano   
    #11 Coupe de france specialist GOUGEARD Alexis   
    #12 Americas specialist TVETCOV Serghei   
    #13 The One Trick Pony VANMARCKE Sep   
    #14 The Colombian Climber QUINTANA ROJAS Dayer Uberney
    #15 The Drugs Cheat (has served a ban) YATES Simon   
    #16 The CX-er OWEN Logan
    #17 The Trackie KÜNG Stefan
    #18 The domestique SIEBERG Marcel
    #19 The Glue Factory One TIRALONGO Paolo
    #20 The African CRAVEN Dan   
    #21 The Sponsors Pick (an East Asian) SURYADI Dadi   
    #22 The Injured One POWER Robert
    #23 The Sex Symbol VICHOT Arthur   
    #24 The DanePEDERSEN Mads   
    #25 Team Mascot DOULL Owain
    #26 The Clown aka funny rider OFFREDO Yoann   
    #27 The Climber LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel Moreira
    #28 The fall from Grace rider WT -> Conti PAULINHO Sergio Miguel
    #29 "Had One Good Season A Few Years Ago And Is Bound To Have Another One Soon"? MOSER Moreno
    #30 The Next Big Thing™ BENITO DIEZ Miguel Angel   11
    #31 The Non-Traditional Cycling Nation One KUDUS Merhawi Gebremedhin
    #32 The less famous brother SAGAN Juraj
    #33 The Zero point rider BERNAS Pawel

    Unless we hear otherwise it's 33 riders for a total of 7500 CQ points

    GO GO GO





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  • « Last Edit: November 21, 2017, 09:51 by Not My Circus »

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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 14:09 »
    There's a few categories I would change and a few I think that wouldn't be that missed if we could think of a decent alternative.

    • Rename "The Sex Symbol" back to it's original title "The Pretty Boy"

    Some picks had quite limited fields to select from so I would amend them slightly.

    • Lose the East Asian bit from the Sponsor's Pick (or lose this category entirely)
    • The Scandi instead of The Dane
    • Not that many brothers in cycling, so I would extend it to "The Family Connection" ie. someone who's brother/sister/parent/grandparent is (or was) seriously involved in cycling

    Ones we could lose if we had to? Mascot, Clown and the three specialists (America, France and Italy)?

    New Categories?

    • "Who?" Ideally someone you have never heard of before, but more realistically someone you might have heard of but couldn't tell us anything about
    • "Close, But No Cigar" A rider who came very close to victory in 2017 multiple times, but couldn't get to the top step ie. someone from this list
    • "Belgian Continental Dominator" ie. the next Baptiste Planckaert or Timothy Dupont (and rides for a Belgian CT team obv)
    • "Sleeping With The Enemy" A rider from a team you don't like
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 17:38 »
    Mentioned in dispatches on the final 2017 CQ update  :cool



    The Sponsor's pick (East Asian) finishing off the season in style

    Leadbelly has some ideas for the 2018 categories..

    The Dane ----> The Scandi (I can live with this ;p)
    The Sex Symbol ---> The Pretty One (it's a matter of words, still sort of the same in my head  :-x)

    I like the sound of Close but no Cigar and Sleeping with the Enemy

    feel free to JUMP RIGHT IN
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 09:03 »
    I'm in of course. And I'll try to figure out a new category to still bring in Rujano
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 11:20 »
    Can I have 1 pick not sure I have time to play the whole game
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 11:34 »
    Can I have 1 pick not sure I have time to play the whole game

    NOTED and YES :D
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 15:36 »
    Yay thanks a certain plastic doll is making the team then ;)
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 16:07 »
    Yay thanks a certain plastic doll is making the team then ;)

    Not if you get "The Colombian Climber". :P
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 16:23 »
    Not if you get "The Colombian Climber". :P
    these things can be rigged off :lol
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 21:29 »
    Go on then, I'm in.
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #12 on: November 17, 2017, 11:00 »
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #13 on: November 17, 2017, 14:09 »
    I’m in.
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #14 on: November 17, 2017, 22:03 »
    That sound is my hat whizzing past, on its way into the ring.
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #15 on: November 18, 2017, 08:29 »
    Put me in please, if you dont mind my usual rubbish picks ;)
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #16 on: November 19, 2017, 11:58 »
    I'll have a go again please.
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    « Reply #17 on: November 19, 2017, 14:55 »
    Yeah ok :hi
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #18 on: November 19, 2017, 18:44 »

    ok its an open invitation, so i'm back  :o
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    « Reply #19 on: November 19, 2017, 18:59 »
     :=B
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    « Reply #20 on: November 19, 2017, 19:45 »
     :boom
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #21 on: November 20, 2017, 10:37 »
    I'll have a crack.
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #22 on: November 20, 2017, 13:14 »
    Put me in please, if you dont mind my usual rubbish picks ;)

    As I ain't on the accepted list does that mean I'm rejected ?
    No one likes me I  don't care .....
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    « Reply #23 on: November 20, 2017, 13:16 »
    please be patient, Archie, the discussions about your potential participation are still ongoing :P
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
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    One that goes always to the tail of the peloton is pointed :cool :cool :cool
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #25 on: November 21, 2017, 09:44 »
    As I ain't on the accepted list does that mean I'm rejected ?
    No one likes me I  don't care .....

    and YOU'RE IN... never change your rubbish picks  :D
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #26 on: November 21, 2017, 11:56 »
    UPDATE

    Now that Archieboy's application has been ratified we are at  lucky for some



    With JSGs single pick (which will be plastic doll related) that leaves us with 2.66 of a cyclist each. I'm certain the Maths will be less complicated.

    I think if we give until until Sun 26th to sign up that should still give us enough time to pick/choose/bicker.

    In the meantime


    CATEGORIES...

    http://cdn1.clevver.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/big-time-rush-tada.gif

    Leadbelly came up with some great suggestions earlier which I've subbed into the list below

    Categories in red are where I've made the change already (the power has gone to my HEAD ;p)
    The ones in italics are ones that make sense to me, but are up for discussion (see I'm not a total despot)
    The ones in bold are suggestions we might like to think about. Possible replacements could be
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    • "Who?" Ideally someone you have never heard of before, but more realistically someone you might have heard of but couldn't tell us anything about
    • "Belgian Continental Dominator" ie. the next Baptiste Planckaert or Timothy Dupont (and rides for a Belgian CT team obv)

    # Category 2017 Category 2018
    #1 GC rider GC Rider
    #2 Young GC rider Young GC Rider
    #3 Cobbles rider Cobbles rider
    #4 Young cobbles rider Young Cobbles rider
    #5 Sprinter Sprinter
    #6 Young Sprinter Young Sprinter
    #7 ITT specialist ITT Specialist
    #8 Young ITT specialist Young ITT
    #9 The Climber  The climber
    #10 The Random Russian The Random Russian
    #11 The Italian 1 day specialist    
    #12 Coupe de france specialist    
    #13 Americas specialist    
    #14 The One Trick Pony The One Trick Pony
    #15 The Colombian Climber The Colombian Climber
    #16 The Drugs Cheat (has served a ban)     The Drugs Cheat
    #17 The CX-er The Cxer
    #18 The Trackie The Trackie
    #19 The domestique The Domestique
    #20 The Glue Factory One The Glue Factory
    #21 The African The African
    #22 The Sponsors Pick (an East Asian) The Sponsors Pick
    #23 The Injured One The Injured One
    #24 The Sex Symbol The Pretty Boy
    #25 The Dane The Scandi
    #26 Team Mascot Close But No Cigar rider **
    #27 The Clown aka funny rider Sleeping with the Enemy
    #28 The fall from Grace rider WT -> Conti The fall from Grace rider WT -> Conti
    #29 "Had One Good Season A Few Years Ago And Is Bound To Have Another One Soon"? Had One Good Season A Few Years Ago And Is Bound To Have Another One Soon"?
    #30 The Next Big Thing™ TNBT TM
    #31 The Non-Traditional Cycling Nation One The Non-Traditional Cycling Nation One
    #32 The Less Famous Brother The Family Connection
    #33 The Zero point rider The Zero Point Rider

    ** Close, But No Cigar" A rider who came very close to victory in 2017 multiple times, but couldn't get to the top step ie. someone from this list

    ** "Sleeping With The Enemy" A rider from a team you don't like

    Anyone with anything else?






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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #27 on: November 21, 2017, 15:57 »
    We have Lukas on board...
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #28 on: November 25, 2017, 13:48 »
    Anyone with anything else?

    Mr. Breakaway (or The Baroudeur).

    I still like the idea of "Who?". It's genesis came in the Tour of Turkey when, despite the fact that I think I know a bit about cyclists, I was left scratching my head about who the hell Thomas Deruette was when he got in a break.
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    Re: Collective CQ Team 2018
    « Reply #29 on: November 25, 2017, 14:14 »
    I'm in of course. And I'll try to figure out a new category to still bring in Rujano
    The Chavista politician? :P


    Stupid computer, failing me at the most important time of the year, the Collective CQ Team pick season! :angry
    But now I am back in old strength.

    If we scrap the 'national' categories (Italy one-dayers, Coupe de France, Americas), it would feel weird to me to replace them with a.o. the "Belgian Continental Dominator".
    "Who?" is a great category (bonus points if the pick has a PhD). :D
    "The Baroudeur"/"Mr. Breakaway" is an equally great idea.
    The "Americas specialist" isn't necessarily from one single nation - in fact, many Aussies or Kiwis have seen their greatest success in the Western hemisphere. So I think this one could stay in.
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