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Official Prediction Game 2018
« on: January 13, 2018, 10:33 »
The OFFICIAL PREDICTION GAME is back :fanfare

I almost forgot to open this thread :S


Copy paste from last year's thread:

The Rules :fanfare
1. Please get your predictions in before the stage/race starts as they may not be accepted. I will accept predictions after the start at my  discretion.
2. For a one day race, you predict places 1 to 5 and 27th place. For stage races, you predict places 1 to 5 and 27th for GC and all stages. Your prediction for GC needs to be in before the first stage starts.

Points scoring:
For each rider you predicted in top 5, in the correct place, you score 5 points.
For each rider you predicted in top 5, in the wrong place, you score 1 point.
For 27th correct, you score 15 points.

So:
Giro d'Italia GC
I predict
Contador
Aru
Uran
Pozzovivo
Chaves
Wiggins

The final result is:
Contador
Aru
Pozzovivo
Chaves
Uran
Wiggins

I got 1st and 2nd place correct --> 2x 5 points = 10
I got 3rd to 5th in top 5, but in the wrong place --> 3x 1 point = 3 points
I got 27th correct --> 15 points
so for Giro GC I score 28 points

Special rule for team time trials: we predict top-5 and last place, however for last place you can only get 5 points if you've predicted this correctly instead of 15 like for 27th correct. This is a change from the previous editions of the game

PLEASE ENTER YOUR PREDICTIONS IN THE FORMAT I USED IN THE EXAMPLE ABOVE
So: no nicknames, just the last name of a rider (in the event of 2 riders with the same last name in the same race, put the riders initial after their name --> Martin D or Martin T), no numbers in front of the names, no smileys (kits, flags or otherwise) and please check for typos.
In that format I can simply copy paste the predictions into the spreadsheat. Otherwise, I'll have to enter the predictions manually.

Typos: They happen, please check for them, if you miss them no problem, I won't kick your ass, and I will try to remove most typos when updating the spreadsheet, but just like you I can miss typos, which means you might miss points.

Calendar:
Spoiler (hover to show)

If you have to miss a certain race, you can predict the race beforehand, so you'll still get some points

The Prizes
 :)
We have a nice trophy for the overall winner (i.e. a miniature of the late KeithJamesMC's avatar as he was the original organizer of this game)
A cobble for the person with the highest cumulative score in the spring classics ( Milano-Sanremo, Gent-Wevelgem In Flanders Fields, Ronde van Vlaanderen / Tour des Flandres, Paris - Roubaix, Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche Wallonne, Liège - Bastogne - Liège)
 #pink pink jersey for the person with the highest score at the Giro d'Italia
 #yellow yellow jersey for the person with the highest score at the Tour de France
 #red red jersey for the person with the highest score at the Vuelta a España
 #rainbow rainbow jersey for the person with the highest score at the Worlds
An autumn leaf for the person with the highest cumulative score in the autumn classics (San Sebastian, Cyclassics, Ouest-France, GP Québec, GP Montréal, Lombardia, London race)

So even if you're out of the running for the overall title you can still win other awards :)


NB:
- In the unlikely event of a tie, we will have two winners. Why? Because both participants did equally well according to the rules of the game.
- I will try to do an update after each race, unless I am unable to do so (vacation or busy) or if two races run at the same time. For example I won't post an update after Paris-Nice, I will post an update for Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico after Tirreno-Adriatico.
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 18:20 »
    So for the TDU I have to predict the GC and stage 1 before the start of the race and can predict stage 2 until just before the start of stage 2?
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 20:06 »
    So for the TDU I have to predict the GC and stage 1 before the start of the race and can predict stage 2 until just before the start of stage 2?

    As long as you are before the start of the stage its ok - but for day 1 GC and stage 1
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 20:07 »
    TDU

    Porte
    McCarthy
    Ulissi
    Gesink
    Dennis
    Izagirre G


    TDU 1

    Ewan
    Viviani
    Sagan
    Halvorsen
    Renshaw
    McCarthy
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 20:19 »
    OK Im starting

    TDU

    GC
    MORENO
    HAAS Nathan
    IZAGIRRE, I
    PORTE
    SANCHEZ
    SAGAN

    Stage 1

    SAGAN
    GREIPEL
    EWAN
    VIVIANI
    MINALI
    IZAGIRRE, G

    Altho let me state here i do think Sagan could win that stage 4, and if he puts some time in... who knows

    i dont remember specifics like which race or the stage, but back in Leakygas days the stage where LouLou was way out front and Sagan was chasing and passed him at 1 point on a descent and the double take from LouLou was priceless when Sagan passed him..  LouLou won that time but...

    so maybe Peter can win or podium... ;)



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  • « Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 23:54 by Trudgin »

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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 22:18 »
    OK Im starting

    TDU

    GC
    MORENO, Daniel
    HAAS Nathan
    IZAGIRRE, Ion
    PORTE,Ritchie
    SANCHEZ, Louis Leon
    SAGAN, Peter

    Stage 1

    SAGAN, Peter
    GREIPEL, Andre
    EWAN, Caleb
    VIVIANI, Elia
    MINALI, Riccardo
    IZAGIRRE, Gorka

    Altho let me state here i do think Sagan could win that stage 4, and if he puts some time in... who knows

    i dont remember specifics like which race or the stage, but back in Leakygas days the stage where LouLou was way out front and Sagan was chasing and passed him at 1 point on a descent and the double take from LouLou was priceless when Sagan passed him..  LouLou won that time but...

    so maybe Peter can win or podium... ;)
    H please only last name :-x ;)
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 15:19 »
    Down Under GC

    Porte
    Ulissi
    McCarthy
    Bennett
    Izagirre I
    Battaglin


    Down Under Stage 1

    Ewan
    Viviani
    Sagan
    Greipel
    Bauhaus
    Gerrans


    Down Under Stage 2

    Sagan
    Ulissi
    Bevin
    McCarthy
    Gerrans
    Meyer

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  • « Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 16:06 by search »
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 19:17 »
    GC TDU

    Porte
    Haas
    McCarthy
    Ulissi
    Rui Costa
    Impey

    TDU Stage 1

    Ewan
    Sagan
    Greipel
    Viviani
    Bauhaus
    Von Hoff
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 19:45 »
    TDU GC

    Porte
    McCarthy
    Haas
    Ulissi
    Sagan
    Restrepo

    TDU  Stg 1

    Ewan
    Sagan
    Consonni
    Greipel
    Bennett S
    Oomen

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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #9 on: January 15, 2018, 20:15 »
    GC
    Porte
    Ulissi
    Costa
    Bennett
    Izagirre I
    Navardauskas

    stage 1
    Viviani
    Ewan
    Sagan
    Bennett
    Consonni
    Guerreiro
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #10 on: January 15, 2018, 22:35 »
    GC
    Porte
    McCarthy
    Ulissi
    Haas
    Izagirre G.
    O'Connor

    Stage 1
    Ewan
    Viviani
    Greipel
    Sagan
    Consonni
    Kennaugh
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #11 on: January 15, 2018, 23:50 »
    H please only last name :-x ;)


    aaarrrghghghgghgh  every fecking year

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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #12 on: January 16, 2018, 19:16 »
    Stg 2

    Sagan
    McCarthy
    Haas
    Ulissi
    Porte
    Oomen

    Ta
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #13 on: January 16, 2018, 19:44 »
    Stage 2
    Sagan
    McCarthy
    Restrepo
    Ulissi
    Impey
    Kennaugh
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #14 on: January 16, 2018, 21:11 »

    TDU

    Sagan
    Greipel
    Consonni
    Minali
    Viviani

    Haas
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #15 on: January 16, 2018, 23:17 »
    Stage 2

    Sagan
    McCarthy
    Haas
    Ulissi
    Ewan
    Roux
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #16 on: January 17, 2018, 09:27 »
    Oomen you little beauty, 27th again
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #17 on: January 17, 2018, 17:53 »
    Forgot already on the 2nd day :angry

    stage 3
    Ewan
    Greipel
    Sagan
    Consonni
    Minali
    Latour
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #18 on: January 17, 2018, 19:20 »
    Stage 3
    Ewan
    Sagan
    Greipel
    Viviani
    Consonni
    Meyer
    Clarke W.
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #19 on: January 17, 2018, 20:36 »
    I somehow totally failed to see this thread on the last couple of days, so a late start:

    St 3
    Ewan
    Greipel
    Sagan
    Viviani
    Consonni
    Selig
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    « Reply #20 on: January 17, 2018, 20:37 »
    Stage 3
    Ewan
    Sagan
    Greipel
    Viviani
    Consonni
    Meyer
    Clarke W.

    W Clarke to come 28th?
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #21 on: January 17, 2018, 20:56 »
    Stg 3

    Greipel
    Ewan
    Sagan
    Viviani
    Consonni
    Gerrans

    Ta
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #22 on: January 17, 2018, 21:32 »

    TDU

    Stage 3 (rinse and repeat)
    Sagan
    Greipel
    Consonni
    Minali
    Viviani

    Haas
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #23 on: January 17, 2018, 23:43 »
    Stage 3

    Ewan
    Greipel
    Sagan
    Viviani
    Bahuaus
    McCarthy
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #24 on: January 17, 2018, 23:51 »
    Ewan
    Greipel
    Sagan
    Viviani
    Consonni
    Oomen
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #25 on: January 18, 2018, 19:23 »
    W Clarke to come 28th?

     :flustered
    I forgot to delete Meyer. Thank god neither of them finished on 27th position.   :)

    Stage 4:
    McCarthy
    Haas
    Porte
    Oomen
    Bennett G.
    Earle
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #26 on: January 18, 2018, 19:47 »
    Stg 4

    Sagan
    McCarthy
    Haas
    Porte
    Impey
    Oomen

    Ta
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #27 on: January 18, 2018, 19:51 »

    Stage 4

    Sagan
    Haas
    Ulissi
    Restrepo
    Gerrans

    Izagirre G
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #28 on: January 18, 2018, 21:02 »
    McCarthy
    Haas
    Porte
    Oomen
    Sagan
    Impey
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    Re: Official Prediction Game 2018
    « Reply #29 on: January 18, 2018, 21:05 »
    4

    Ulissi
    Haas
    Slagter
    McCarthy
    Porte
    Kennaugh
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