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2018 Spring Classics CQ game
« on: February 04, 2018, 18:27 »
So there are warm up races, but soon the focus moves further north, and that is when we really get started

Team
12 men Fewer riders than most games, so more reason to make every pick count.

Budget
3000 pts  These are (by tradition for this game, dating from the first edition set up by CQ Manager) from the end of year lists, so 2017 points.

Scoring
CQ points from the Springtime one day races classified 1.HC or higher from Omloop Het Nieuwsblad to Liège-Bastogne-Liège.  Unless disqualifications are announced by time of the release of results from LBL, I will ignore them for the purposes of this game.

We have previously had some 1.1 races, but they have usually contributed little to the game, have had few WT teams in them, and none of them last year met the threshhold that I have held in terms of at least 6 WT teams competing.  So unless I am very strongly petitioned over the next week, the points are to be gained in these races:
1      24/02/2018      Omloop Het Nieuwsblad      1.WT3
2      25/02/2018      Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne      1.HC
3      03/03/2018      Strade Bianche      1.WT3
4      04/03/2018      GP Industria & Artigianato - Larciano      1.HC
5      11/03/2018      Ronde van Drenthe      1.HC
6      14/03/2018      Nokere Koerse      1.HC
7      16/03/2018      Handzame Classic      1.HC
8      17/03/2018      Milano - Sanremo      1.WT1
9      18/03/2018      GP de Denain - Porte du Hainaut      1.HC
10      21/03/2018      Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde      1.HC
11      23/03/2018      E3 Harelbeke      1.WT2
12      25/03/2018      Gent - Wevelgem      1.WT2
13      28/03/2018      Dwars door Vlaanderen      1.WT3
14      01/04/2018      Ronde van Vlaanderen      1.WT1
15      04/04/2018      Scheldeprijs      1.HC
16      08/04/2018      Paris - Roubaix      1.WT1
17      11/04/2018      Brabantse Pijl      1.HC
18      15/04/2018      Amstel Gold Race      1.WT2
19      18/04/2018      Flèche Wallonne      1.WT2
20      22/04/2018      Liège - Bastogne - Liège      1.WT1

Submitting your team
As ever, in CQ format (eg QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander) to my PM box at Velorooms or Cycling News before the red flag is dropped in the Omloop (24th Feb, time will depend on your location).  My bunch of underachievers has been sent to Joelsim, because he was the first to send his to me.

A dropbox spreadsheet here might help you to budget the team and to check the name formats.

Entries 10 1/2 hours to go, I'm going to bed.
AmisVelo
Armchair
Blues_in_the_Bottle
Chiron
Comodoro
DJSprtsch
DJW
Fauniera
GPBlanco
Hakkie
Joelsim
Josedin
Kazistuta
Leadbelly
LosBrolin
Madrazo
MellowVelo
NairoQ
Nathanptz
NorthAmericanScum
RoteLaterne
Russell23
Salvarani
Scrool07
Search
Shalgo
Squire
TheArt
ThePirate81
Vladimir
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    Re: 2018 Spring Classics CQ game
    « Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 19:31 »
    No mention of last year's surprise winner  :o

    Right need to orgainse and see if I can not come last
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    Re: 2018 Spring Classics CQ game
    « Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 22:33 »
    You can of course have a mention, as can other top ranked teams in the duration of the game.
    You can also have a little trophy to sit alongside your medals below your avatar, with apologies for it being late.

    2017
    1   JustSomeGuy   2112
    2   Kazistuta   1955
    3   MellowVelo   1921
    4   EvansIsTheBest   1904
    5   AG   1783

    2016
    1   Vladimir   2378
    2   Murrjt   2052
    3   Kazistuta   2043
    4   RoteLaterne   2007
    5   Josedin   1926

    2015
    1 GeraintTooFast 1899
    2 Search 1800
    3 Asdfgh101 1732
    4 DJW 1673
    5 Karaev 1657

    2014
    1 Josedin 2197
    2 Madrazo 2103
    3  DJSprtsch 2075
    4  JustSomeGuy 2060
    5  asdfgh101 2030

    2013
    1   rmeloa   2186
    2   mc_mountain   2099
    3   Ruudz0r   1802
    4   Fool on the Hill   1725
    5   Hugo Koblet   1709

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    Re: 2018 Spring Classics CQ game
    « Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 23:35 »

    so

    Gilbert & Sagan and i owe you points.....


    need to rethink this
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    Re: 2018 Spring Classics CQ game
    « Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 23:49 »
    so

    Gilbert & Sagan and i owe you points.....


    need to rethink this

    Whereas last year, Sagan needed help from no-one else to put a team over budget (and, for the sake of my team in the main game, I hope the same is true next  year).
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    Re: 2018 Spring Classics CQ game
    « Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 10:03 »
    Team entered.
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    Re: 2018 Spring Classics CQ game
    « Reply #6 on: February 06, 2018, 09:59 »
    Team entered.

    Not in the bag though  :cool
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    Re: 2018 Spring Classics CQ game
    « Reply #7 on: February 06, 2018, 10:05 »
    Not in the bag though  :cool

    Nah, I'm not good at Classics.
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    Re: 2018 Spring Classics CQ game
    « Reply #8 on: February 16, 2018, 01:11 »
    Nine entries so far, with about 8 1/2 days to go. 

    There are 52 riders selected so far, of whom 28 are unique picks (every team has at least one).
    There are 2 riders on six of the 9 teams, 3 on five of them, and 5 on four teams.

    The closer we get to the Omloop, the closer we are to the deadline: don't forget.
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    Re: 2018 Spring Classics CQ game
    « Reply #9 on: February 18, 2018, 22:55 »
    Nice to see I got a top 5 in this game.

    Team submitted, let the classics begin.
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    Re: 2018 Spring Classics CQ game
    « Reply #10 on: February 21, 2018, 11:22 »
    About 3 days left to get your team in.

    17 teams are in so far, with 71 riders selected, 29 of them just the once.  There are 6 riders on more than half the teams.

    At 3000 points for 12 riders, the average spend is 250/rider.  One rider has been selected (only once) who takes up four times that average budget; two men costing more than thrice that have been picked, both multiple times; while of the four riders costing between 500 and 750 that have been chosen, two are on more than half the teams, and one is a unique pick.
    Four teams so far have managed to fit in three of these budget-busters, and eight have two of them. Only one team at the moment that is egalitarian enough to have no-one above 500 points.
    To make up for these riders, cheaper picks are necessary: 21 riders costing less than 100 points have been nominated, and three of them are on more than half the teams.

    Applying last year's results in these races to this year's teams, the scores range from 1585 to 537; popularity ranking scores vary from 35% to 86% of the current Collective Wisdom team's score.
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    Re: 2018 Spring Classics CQ game
    « Reply #11 on: February 23, 2018, 10:23 »
     24 hours and 22 minutes  to go (from the datestamp on this post)
    Don't forget to enter.
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  • « Last Edit: February 23, 2018, 10:39 by Armchair Cyclist »

     

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