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Re: 2018 Vuelta CQ Game
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2018, 20:01 »
Stage 17 Balcón de Bizkaia

Green points

The break has it again, but not without some former GC hopefuls who had been picked.

WOODS Michael   70   0
TEUNS Dylan   40   1
DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David   25   15
YATES Simon   18   3
MAJKA Rafal   15   0
ZAKARIN Ilnur   10   3
DE MARCHI Alessandro   7   2
GEBREIGZABHIER Amanuel Werkilul   5   0
HERRADA LOPEZ Jesus   3   0
HINDLEY Jai   2   0
NIBALI Vincenzo   1   0

1   BicycleBoy, SemirS   43 (de la Cruz and Yates)
3   Nathanptz   40 (Teuns)
4   Carlo_Algatrensig   35 (de la Cruz and Zakarin)
5   twelve more de la Cruz teams   25
17   AmisVelo   18
18   Crevaison, Vladimir   10
20   GPBlanco, Koronin   7

Standings

1   BicycleBoy   430
2   Koronin   337
3   AmisVelo   335
4   GPBlanco   279
4   SemirS   279
6   Yellow_Knight   259
7   NorthAmericanScum   226
8   Search   212
9   Nathanptz   210
10   Shalgo   205

At the other end of the table, Carlo Algatrensig more than trippled the total green point haul he had from the preceding 16 stages.


Red points

The final hill brought about some significant top 6 changes, particularly good for Mas and Lopez teams, but a hit to those with Quintana, Aru or Pinot.

MAS NICOLAU Enric   75   10
TEUNS Dylan   61   1
LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   50   3
DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David   45   15
IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   24   1
ZAKARIN Ilnur   20   3
YATES Simon   18   3
URAN URAN Rigoberto   15   20
...
BRAMBILLA Gianluca   -14   2
DENNIS Rohan   -15   1
PADUN Mark   -15   3
ARU Fabio   -22   20
MATE MARDONES Luis Angel   -30   1
PINOT Thibaut   -41   3
QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   -50   17


1   GPBlanco   119 (Mas and Lopez)
2   BicycleBoy   108 (Lopez, de la Cruz and Yates)
3   Squire   101 (Mas, de la Cruz, Uran, but Aru)
4   Search   94
5   Akuryo   93
6   SemirS   78
7   Koronin   77
8   Axl   74
9   BikeRacer33   64
10   BluesInTheBottle   62
11   Carlo_Algatrensig   42
11   Hakkie2   42
13   NorthAmericanScum   39
14   Gotland   38
15   Nathanptz   17
16   Armchair_Cyclist   14
17   Minessa   10
17   Paniou   10
19   Leadbelly   1
20   Salvarani   -3
21   TotalPackage   -7
22   LightBing   -12
23   MidnightFright   -13
24   Josedin   -19
25   Yellow_Knight   -22
26   Crevaison   -28
27   AmisVelo   -32
28   Bminchow   -39
29   Mellow_Velo   -41
30   Rote_Laterne   -46
31   LosBrolin   -61
32   Del1962   -63
32   Shalgo   -63
34   Vladimir   -64
35   Laarsland   -75
36   Scrool07   -122
   Collective_Wisdom   -18

Standings
All three Yates teams had him combined with a different Colombian contender.  Now that Lopez is looking confidently the strongest of those, Bicycle Boy's lead is looking pretty secure.  Koronin is up to second, with the Spanish proportion of the GC podium. Akuryo pulls out a 9 place rise.
1   BicycleBoy   1413
2   Koronin   1190
3   AmisVelo   1182
4   SemirS   1133
5   Axl   1066
6   GPBlanco   1021
7   Salvarani   986
8   Hakkie2   958
9   BikeRacer33   920
10   Nathanptz   896
11   Squire   869
12   Armchair_Cyclist   826
13   LosBrolin   774
14   Rote_Laterne   769
15   Minessa   756
16   BluesInTheBottle   754
17   Akuryo   735
17   Shalgo   735
19   Mellow_Velo   723
20   Search   721
21   Paniou   707
22   Leadbelly   676
23   Gotland   664
24   Yellow_Knight   663
25   Scrool07   661
26   Crevaison   659
27   Bminchow   647
28   Del1962   581
29   Josedin   560
30   Laarsland   556
31   TotalPackage   528
32   NorthAmericanScum   491
33   Vladimir   486
34   Carlo_Algatrensig   469
35   MidnightFright   462
36   LightBing   447
   Collective_Wisdom   770

Tomorrow should be fairly neutral.
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    Re: 2018 Vuelta CQ Game
    « Reply #31 on: September 13, 2018, 20:51 »
    Stage 18  A thwarted sprint in Lleida

    Green points

    Our popular, not too expensive, sprinters made the points, but only just.

    WALLAYS Jelle   70   0
    BYSTRØM Sven Erik   40   0
    SAGAN Peter   25   0
    YATES Simon   18   3
    VIVIANI Elia   15   0
    GARCIA CORTINA Ivan   10   2
    VAN POPPEL Danny   7   2
    ABERASTURI IZAGA Jon   5   2
    VAN ASBROECK Tom   3   2
    NIZZOLO Giacomo   2   14
    GIBBONS Ryan   1   11

    1   AmisVelo   21 (Yates, Nizzolo and Gibbons)
    2   SemirS   19 (Yates and Gibbons)
    3   BicycleBoy   18
    4   BikeRacer33, NorthAmericanScum   12
    6   Rote_Laterne, Shalgo   10
    8   Josedin   6
    9   Bminchow, Crevaison, Gotland, Mellow_Velo, Search, Vladimir   3
    15   Armchair_Cyclist, BluesInTheBottle, MidnightFright, Paniou, Salvarani, Scrool07, TotalPackage   2
    22   Del1962, Laarsland, Minessa   1

    Standings

    1   BicycleBoy   448
    2   AmisVelo   356
    3   Koronin   337
    4   SemirS   298
    5   GPBlanco   279
    6   Yellow_Knight   259
    7   NorthAmericanScum   238
    8   Search   215
    8   Shalgo   215
    10   Nathanptz   210

    Red points
    Pernsteiner's non-start made more difference than any time on the road. A few changes in the sprints classification, but not much happening.

    YATES Simon   16   3
    GARCIA CORTINA Ivan   10   2
    VAN POPPEL Danny   9   2
    ABERASTURI IZAGA Jon   5   2
    VAN ASBROECK Tom   3   2
    BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello   3   1
    ...
    DUPONT Hubert   -2   2
    LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   -5   3
    TEUNS Dylan   -13   1


    For what it's worth:
    1   AmisVelo   22
    2   NorthAmericanScum   17
    2   SemirS   17
    4   Shalgo   13
    5   BicycleBoy   12
    5   BikeRacer33   12
    7   Rote_Laterne   9
    8   Vladimir   8
    9   Josedin   6
    10   Scrool07   5
    10   TotalPackage   5
    12   Bminchow   4
    12   Carlo_Algatrensig   4
    12   Crevaison   4
    12   Mellow_Velo   4
    16   BluesInTheBottle   3
    16   Gotland   3
    16   LosBrolin   3
    16   MidnightFright   3
    16   Salvarani   3
    21   Armchair_Cyclist   2
    21   Axl   2
    21   Del1962   2
    21   Paniou   2
    25   Hakkie2   1
    25   Laarsland   1
    25   LightBing   1
    25   Minessa   1
    29   Koronin   0
    29   Yellow_Knight   0
    31   Akuryo   -1
    31   Leadbelly   -1
    31   Search   -1
    31   Squire   -1
    35   GPBlanco   -5
    36   Nathanptz   -14
       Collective_Wisdom   4


    Standings

    Despite the meagre sprinkling of points, five teams moved up a place, Blues in the Bottle, Crevaison, Scrool, Rote Laterne, and, moving back into 2nd place, Amis Velo.

    1   BicycleBoy   1425
    2   AmisVelo   1204
    3   Koronin   1190
    4   SemirS   1150
    5   Axl   1068
    6   GPBlanco   1016
    7   Salvarani   989
    8   Hakkie2   959
    9   BikeRacer33   932
    10   Nathanptz   882
    11   Squire   868
    12   Armchair_Cyclist   828
    13   Rote_Laterne   778
    14   LosBrolin   777
    15   BluesInTheBottle   757
    15   Minessa   757
    17   Shalgo   748
    18   Akuryo   734
    19   Mellow_Velo   727
    20   Search   720
    21   Paniou   709
    22   Leadbelly   675
    23   Gotland   667
    24   Scrool07   666
    25   Crevaison   663
    25   Yellow_Knight   663
    27   Bminchow   651
    28   Del1962   583
    29   Josedin   566
    30   Laarsland   557
    31   TotalPackage   533
    32   NorthAmericanScum   508
    33   Vladimir   494
    34   Carlo_Algatrensig   473
    35   MidnightFright   465
    36   LightBing   448
       Collective_Wisdom   774


    Proper competition to resume tomorrow.
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    Re: 2018 Vuelta CQ Game
    « Reply #32 on: September 14, 2018, 18:25 »
    Stage 19 Volta a Andorra stage 1, to Rabassa

    Green points
    If your expensive GC picks scored well today, they have probably done well overall.
    If not, you probably stopped reading these updates by the end of week one.

    PINOT Thibaut   70   3
    YATES Simon   58   3
    KRUIJSWIJK Steven   25   0
    URAN URAN Rigoberto   15   20
    LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   10   3
    MAS NICOLAU Enric   7   10
    KELDERMAN Wilco   5   3
    VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   3   1
    GALLOPIN Tony   2   0
    QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   1   17

    1   Crevaison, Leadbelly   85 (Pinot and Uran)
    3   Armchair_Cyclist   77 (Pinot and Mas)
    4   SemirS   73 (Yates and Uran)
    5   BicycleBoy   68 (Yates and Lopez)
    6   AmisVelo   59 (Yates and Quintana)
    7   Axl, Salvarani   23
    9   BluesInTheBottle, Squire   22
    11   Mellow_Velo, Minessa   21
    13   Gotland   20
    14   GPBlanco   17
    15   Del1962, LosBrolin, Nathanptz, Paniou, Rote_Laterne, Shalgo   16
    21   LightBing, MidnightFright, TotalPackage, Yellow_Knight   15
    25   Koronin, Search   10
    27   BikeRacer33, Hakkie2   8
    29   Akuryo   7
    30   Bminchow, Laarsland, Scrool07, Vladimir   1
    34   Carlo_Algatrensig, Josedin, NorthAmericanScum   0
       Collective_Wisdom   16

    Standings
    The accumulation of red jersey points finally get the Yates teams to monopolise the podium.
    1   BicycleBoy   516
    2   AmisVelo   415
    3   SemirS   371
    4   Koronin   347
    5   GPBlanco   296
    6   Leadbelly   281
    7   Yellow_Knight   274
    8   Armchair_Cyclist   268
    9   Crevaison   253
    10   NorthAmericanScum   238



    It might not be quite the final shakedown, but those two separate groups going up the final mountain make a difference today, with KoM and Points classification implications as well as GC.

    PINOT Thibaut   122   3
    YATES Simon   70   3
    URAN URAN Rigoberto   15   20
    BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello   13   1
    ZAKARIN Ilnur   6   3
    DE TIER Floris   6   1
    MORENO FERNANDEZ Daniel   6   3
    BRAMBILLA Gianluca   6   2
    KELDERMAN Wilco   5   3
    ...
    LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   -19   3
    DE PLUS Laurens   -25   6
    DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David   -26   15
    IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   -40   1
    MAS NICOLAU Enric   -43   10

    1   Crevaison   139
    2   Armchair_Cyclist   86
    2   Leadbelly   86
    4   AmisVelo   76
    5   SemirS   59
    6   BicycleBoy   23
    7   Mellow_Velo   22
    8   TotalPackage   16
    9   Del1962   13
    10   MidnightFright   12
    10   Rote_Laterne   12
    12   Shalgo   11
    12   Yellow_Knight   11
    14   Vladimir   10
    15   LightBing   9
    16   Scrool07   0
    17   Nathanptz   -2
    18   Minessa   -5
    19   LosBrolin   -7
    20   Gotland   -10
    20   Paniou   -10
    22   Carlo_Algatrensig   -16
    23   Laarsland   -28
    24   Salvarani   -30
    25   BluesInTheBottle   -31
    26   Bminchow   -32
    27   Koronin   -38
    28   Search   -43
    29   NorthAmericanScum   -44
    30   Josedin   -48
    31   Axl   -54
    32   Squire   -57
    33   Hakkie2   -71
    34   BikeRacer33   -72
    35   Akuryo   -73
    36   GPBlanco   -90
       Collective_Wisdom   -13

    Standings

    Koronin is bumped off the podium by Semir, as the Yates teams take control. Salvarani moves up one, and Armchair Cyclist makes a late entry into the top ten (I recall last place at the end of week one).  Crevaison has, by a large margin, the biggest jump of the day with 12 places.

    1   BicycleBoy   1448
    2   AmisVelo   1280
    3   SemirS   1209
    4   Koronin   1152
    5   Axl   1014
    6   Salvarani   959
    7   GPBlanco   926
    8   Armchair_Cyclist   914
    9   Hakkie2   888
    10   Nathanptz   880
    11   BikeRacer33   860
    12   Squire   811
    13   Crevaison   802
    14   Rote_Laterne   790
    15   LosBrolin   770
    16   Leadbelly   761
    17   Shalgo   759
    18   Minessa   752
    19   Mellow_Velo   749
    20   BluesInTheBottle   726
    21   Paniou   699
    22   Search   677
    23   Yellow_Knight   674
    24   Scrool07   666
    25   Akuryo   661
    26   Gotland   657
    27   Bminchow   619
    28   Del1962   596
    29   TotalPackage   549
    30   Laarsland   529
    31   Josedin   518
    32   Vladimir   504
    33   MidnightFright   477
    34   NorthAmericanScum   464
    35   Carlo_Algatrensig   457
    35   LightBing   457
       Collective_Wisdom   761

    All or nothing tomorrow, but there was no evidence today that Uran or Quintana will take enough points relative to to Lopez for Amis Velo or Semir to catch Bicycle Boy.  Unless something really extraordinary happens.
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    Re: 2018 Vuelta CQ Game
    « Reply #33 on: September 15, 2018, 23:11 »
    Stage 20 Not much left to decide after the Collada de la Gallina

    Green points

    Nearly the same set of riders as yesterday, but in a slightly different order.
    MAS NICOLAU Enric   70   10
    YATES Simon   43   3
    LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   40   3
    PINOT Thibaut   15   3
    URAN URAN Rigoberto   10   20
    KELDERMAN Wilco   7   3
    KRUIJSWIJK Steven   5   0
    DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David   3   15
    QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   2   17
    VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   1   1

    1   GPBlanco   110 (Lopez and Mas)
    2   BicycleBoy   86 (Yates, Lopez and de la Cruz)
    3   Armchair_Cyclist, Axl   85 (Mas and Pinot/Uran, de la Cruz and Quintana)
    5   Squire   83
    6   Salvarani   82
    7   BluesInTheBottle   80
    8   BikeRacer33, Hakkie2   75
    10   Akuryo   73
    11   Koronin   71
    12   SemirS   56
    13   AmisVelo   45
    14   Search   43
    15   Leadbelly   28
    16   Crevaison   25
    17   Minessa   22
    18   Gotland   20
    19   Mellow_Velo   19
    20   Paniou   15
    21   Del1962, LosBrolin, Nathanptz, Rote_Laterne   12
    21   Shalgo   12
    26   LightBing, MidnightFright, TotalPackage, Yellow_Knight   10
    30   Bminchow   5
    31   Carlo_Algatrensig, NorthAmericanScum   3
    33   Laarsland, Scrool07, Vladimir   2
    36   Josedin   0
       Collective_Wisdom   15


    Standings
    1   BicycleBoy   602
    2   AmisVelo   460
    3   SemirS   427
    4   Koronin   418
    5   GPBlanco   406
    6   Armchair_Cyclist   353
    7   Leadbelly   309
    8   Yellow_Knight   284
    9   Crevaison   278
    9   Salvarani   278

    Well, if the top 4 tomorrow were to be Nizzolo, Gibbons, Meintjes and Geoghegan Hart, Amis Velo could snatch it, but...

    Red points
    All change on the podium, and not a day to have chosen Movistar riders.

    MAS NICOLAU Enric   182   10
    LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   137   3
    YATES Simon   70   3
    PINOT Thibaut   38   3
    URAN URAN Rigoberto   36   20
    KELDERMAN Wilco   30   3
    DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David   15   15
    BILBAO LOPEZ DE ARMENTIA Pello   10   1
    ...
    DE TIER Floris   -12   1
    BRAMBILLA Gianluca   -12   2
    ARU Fabio   -12   20
    BENNETT George   -14   8
    MATE MARDONES Luis Angel   -15   1
    TEUNS Dylan   -26   1
    QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   -48   17
    VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   -134   1


    1   GPBlanco   301 (Mas and Lopez, but Bennett)
    2   BicycleBoy   224 (Lopez, Yates and de la Cruz)
    3   Squire   213 (Mas, Uran and de la Cruz, but Bennett and Aru)
    4   Armchair_Cyclist   205 (Mas and Pinot, but Brambilla)
    5   BluesInTheBottle   203 (Mas and Uran, but Aru)
    6   Axl   176
    7   Akuryo   173
    8   Salvarani   155
    9   Search   138
    10   BikeRacer33   135
    11   Hakkie2   126
    12   SemirS   121
    13   Leadbelly   89
    14   Gotland   69
    15   Crevaison   66
    16   Koronin   45
    17   Minessa   33
    18   LightBing   26
    19   TotalPackage   23
    20   AmisVelo   21
    20   MidnightFright   21
    22   NorthAmericanScum   18
    23   Yellow_Knight   16
    24   Mellow_Velo   15
    25   Paniou   3
    26   Carlo_Algatrensig   -3
    27   Del1962   -27
    27   Shalgo   -27
    29   Josedin   -34
    29   LosBrolin   -34
    31   Rote_Laterne   -38
    32   Nathanptz   -40
    33   Bminchow   -62
    34   Vladimir   -64
    35   Laarsland   -68
    36   Scrool07   -96
       Collective_Wisdom   -12

    Standings
    Quintana's accompaniment of Valverde's final limp to the line, and thereby being passed on the road and in GC by Uran, puts SemirS into second place, which is quite an achievement as he had wasted 1/4 of his budget on Porte.  GPBlanco has the two young guns on the podium, and the protagonists of today's stage, so gets the prime place behind the Yates teams. His 3 place jump is matched by Squire, getting into the top ten, but outdone by Search, Blues in the Bottle, and above all by Akuryo, whose 9 position improvement is the best of the day.
    But our leader stretches out his lead yet again, and seems about as unlikely to yield as Simon Yates.

    1   BicycleBoy   1672
    2   SemirS   1330
    3   AmisVelo   1301
    4   GPBlanco   1227
    5   Koronin   1197
    6   Axl   1190
    7   Armchair_Cyclist   1119
    8   Salvarani   1114
    9   Squire   1024
    10   Hakkie2   1014
    11   BikeRacer33   995
    12   BluesInTheBottle   929
    13   Crevaison   868
    14   Leadbelly   850
    15   Nathanptz   840
    16   Akuryo   834
    17   Search   815
    18   Minessa   785
    19   Mellow_Velo   764
    20   Rote_Laterne   752
    21   LosBrolin   736
    22   Shalgo   732
    23   Gotland   726
    24   Paniou   702
    25   Yellow_Knight   690
    26   TotalPackage   572
    27   Scrool07   570
    28   Del1962   569
    29   Bminchow   557
    30   MidnightFright   498
    31   Josedin   484
    32   LightBing   483
    33   NorthAmericanScum   482
    34   Laarsland   461
    35   Carlo_Algatrensig   454
    36   Vladimir   440
       Collective_Wisdom   749

    Tomorrow will probably see a few points lost in the points competition by teams with Yates, Lopez, Pinot and Teuns, plus a few sprinter points, although the favourites are unpicked.

    But unless someone very significant fails to finish, or has a serious issue just before the 3km marker, there shouldn't be much change tomorrow.
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    Re: 2018 Vuelta CQ Game
    « Reply #34 on: September 16, 2018, 19:53 »
    Stage 21 Los Campos Elisianos

    Green points

    Final contributions (no red jersey bonus today)

    VIVIANI Elia   70   0
    SAGAN Peter   40   0
    NIZZOLO Giacomo   25   14
    VAN POPPEL Danny   15   2
    SARREAU Marc   10   0
    ABERASTURI IZAGA Jon   7   2
    CONSONNI Simone   5   0
    TRENTIN Matteo   3   1
    VAN ASBROECK Tom   2   2
    GIBBONS Ryan   1   11

    Final gains

    1   Shalgo   41 (Nizzolo, Van Poppel and Gibbons)
    2   AmisVelo, Bminchow, Gotland, Mellow_Velo, Search   26
    7   Armchair_Cyclist, BikeRacer33, BluesInTheBottle, MidnightFright, Paniou, Salvarani, Scrool07, TotalPackage   25
    15   NorthAmericanScum   22
    16   Josedin   8
    17   LightBing   3
    18   Crevaison, Vladimir   2
    20   Del1962,    Laarsland, Minessa, SemirS   1

    Final standings

    1   BicycleBoy   602
    2   AmisVelo   486
    3   SemirS   428
    4   Koronin   418
    5   GPBlanco   406
    6   Armchair_Cyclist   378
    7   Leadbelly   309
    8   Salvarani   303
    9   BikeRacer33   294
    9   Search   294
    11   Shalgo   284
    11   Yellow_Knight   284
    13   Crevaison   280
    14   NorthAmericanScum   263
    15   BluesInTheBottle   253
    16   Nathanptz   238
    17   TotalPackage   234
    18   Mellow_Velo   224
    19   Gotland   218
    20   Axl   217
    21   Paniou   206
    22   Rote_Laterne   190
    23   Squire   185
    24   MidnightFright   184
    25   Bminchow   176
    26   Hakkie2   167
    27   Scrool07   155
    28   LightBing   154
    29   LosBrolin   151
    30   Minessa   145
    31   Akuryo   137
    32   Josedin   93
    33   Laarsland   82
    34   Del1962   81
    35   Vladimir   62
    36   Carlo_Algatrensig   53
       Collective_Wisdom   211

    Even without the 180 red jersey points accumulated by Yates, Bicycle Boy would have held off Koronin, by just 4 points.
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    Re: 2018 Vuelta CQ Game
    « Reply #35 on: September 16, 2018, 21:12 »
    The final reckoning

    Apart from the sprint points, there are tiny GC changes way down the list, and more significant sprint classification changes.

    NIZZOLO Giacomo   26   14
    VAN POPPEL Danny   17   2
    ABERASTURI IZAGA Jon   7   2
    TRENTIN Matteo   3   1
    VAN ASBROECK Tom   2   2
    GIBBONS Ryan   1   11
    MONFORT Maxime   1   3
    DE TIER Floris   1   1
    ...
    URAN URAN Rigoberto   -1   20
    MAS NICOLAU Enric   -2   10
    TEUNS Dylan   -2   1
    PINOT Thibaut   -3   3
    LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   -15   3
    YATES Simon   -25   3

    1   Shalgo   43
    2   Bminchow   27
    3   Gotland   26
    3   Mellow_Velo   26
    3   Scrool07   26
    6   MidnightFright   25
    6   Paniou   25
    6   TotalPackage   25
    9   BikeRacer33   24
    9   NorthAmericanScum   24
    11   BluesInTheBottle   23
    11   Salvarani   23
    13   Armchair_Cyclist   21
    14   Search   12
    15   Josedin   8
    16   LightBing   3
    16   Vladimir   3
    18   AmisVelo   2
    19   Laarsland   1
    20   Carlo_Algatrensig   0
    20   Del1962   0
    20   Minessa   0
    23   LosBrolin   -1
    23   Rote_Laterne   -1
    23   Yellow_Knight   -1
    26   Akuryo   -2
    26   Axl   -2
    26   Crevaison   -2
    26   Hakkie2   -2
    26   Koronin   -2
    31   Nathanptz   -3
    31   Squire   -3
    33   Leadbelly   -4
    34   GPBlanco   -17
    35   SemirS   -25
    36   BicycleBoy   -39
       Collective_Wisdom   26

    Final standings

    Not many points, so not much change.  BikeRider gets a cheeky last gasp bump up into the top ten as the highest change in the table, and Shalgo, Gotland and NAS each manage to improve their final standings bu two points.

    Despite being second worst scorer on the day, SemirS holds off Amis Velo's late attempt to gain second place, akin to Mas diving into that last corner in Andorra yesterday for 2nd place.

    But it would have taken a lot worse than merely being last on the day to have deprived Bicycle Boy of the lead that he has held since stage 14, and I suspect 300 points plus as a winning margin may not have been done before.  A brave selection, as evidenced by his lowest position on the popularity table, but a very successful one.

    1   BicycleBoy   1633
    2   SemirS   1305
    3   AmisVelo   1303
    4   GPBlanco   1210
    5   Koronin   1195
    6   Axl   1188
    7   Armchair_Cyclist   1140
    8   Salvarani   1137
    9   Squire   1021
    10   BikeRacer33   1019
    11   Hakkie2   1012
    12   BluesInTheBottle   952
    13   Crevaison   866
    14   Leadbelly   846
    15   Nathanptz   837
    16   Akuryo   832
    17   Search   827
    18   Mellow_Velo   790
    19   Minessa   785
    20   Shalgo   775
    21   Gotland   752
    22   Rote_Laterne   751
    23   LosBrolin   735
    24   Paniou   727
    25   Yellow_Knight   689
    26   TotalPackage   597
    27   Scrool07   596
    28   Bminchow   584
    29   Del1962   569
    30   MidnightFright   523
    31   NorthAmericanScum   506
    32   Josedin   492
    33   LightBing   486
    34   Laarsland   462
    35   Carlo_Algatrensig   454
    36   Vladimir   443
       Collective_Wisdom   775


    Well done to Bicycle Boy, congratulations also to Semir and Amis Velo for getting the key pick that put them on the odium, to GPBlanco for doing best of the non-Yates teams, and thanks to everyone for having a go.
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    Re: 2018 Vuelta CQ Game
    « Reply #36 on: September 16, 2018, 21:39 »
    Great to finish fourth in this game.
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    Re: 2018 Vuelta CQ Game
    « Reply #37 on: September 17, 2018, 07:59 »
     I'm happy with my top ten here, partly because I was dead last after stage 13, partly because it was achieved despite wasted points on Porte, and partly for reasons that will become clear when I put up a few more numbers from the spreadsheet tonight.
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    Re: 2018 Vuelta CQ Game
    « Reply #38 on: September 17, 2018, 18:20 »
    Top Green points

    1   YATES Simon   350pts   3 teams (incl 180 red jersey pts)
    2   VIVIANI Elia   250   0
    3   SAGAN Peter   212   0
    4   VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   209   1
    5   PINOT Thibaut   172   3
    6   DENNIS Rohan   158   1 (incl 18 red jersey)
    7   LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   149   3
    8   KWIATKOWSKI Michal   144   0 (54 red jersey)
    9   KING Benjamin   141   0
    10   TEUNS Dylan   115   1
    11   DE MARCHI Alessandro   109   2
    12   NIZZOLO Giacomo   102   14
    13   VAN POPPEL Danny   101   2
    14   MAS NICOLAU Enric   99   10
    15   BOUHANNI Nacer   85   2
    16   MOLLEMA Bauke   80   0
    17   GALLOPIN Tony   79   0
    17   MOLARD Rudy   79   0 (72 red jersey)
    19   WALLAYS Jelle   77   0
    20   WOODS Michael   70   0
    20   CLARKE Simon   70   0
    20   GENIEZ Alexandre   70   1
    20   RODRIGUEZ GARAICOECHEA Oscar   70   3

    Red points earned

    YATES Simon   872pts   3 teams
    VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro   519   1
    LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   484   3
    MAS NICOLAU Enric   474   10
    PINOT Thibaut   399   3
    KRUIJSWIJK Steven   331   0
    VIVIANI Elia   290   0
    SAGAN Peter   267   0
    URAN URAN Rigoberto   236   20
    KING Benjamin   212   0
    GALLOPIN Tony   199   0
    QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   195   17
    IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Ion   178   1
    MOLARD Rudy   175   0
    KELDERMAN Wilco   172   3
    KWIATKOWSKI Michal   168   0
    MOLLEMA Bauke   164   0
    MAJKA Rafal   164   0
    DENNIS Rohan   158   1
    TEUNS Dylan   158   1
    DE MARCHI Alessandro   124   2
    BUCHMANN Emanuel   121   10
    NIZZOLO Giacomo   118   14
    VAN POPPEL Danny   118   2
    DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David   118   15
    WOODS Michael   108   0
    HERRADA LOPEZ Jesus   108   0
    WALLAYS Jelle   92   0
    CLARKE Simon   90   0
    BRAMBILLA Gianluca   89   2
    DE GENDT Thomas   87   0
    BOUHANNI Nacer   85   2
    GENIEZ Alexandre   85   1
    RODRIGUEZ GARAICOECHEA Oscar   85   3
    ZAKARIN Ilnur   81   3
    BIZKARRA ETXEGIBEL Mikel   78   0
    CARAPAZ MONTENEGRO Richard Antonio   74   0
    HAIG Jack   70   0
    FORMOLO Davide   67   0
    ARU Fabio   59   20
    BYSTRØM Sven Erik   55   0
    ROSSKOPF Joey   55   0
    RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan   55   1
    STALNOV Nikita   55   0
    MATE MARDONES Luis Angel   55   1
    RODRIGUEZ MARTIN Cristian   54   2
    DUPONT Hubert   52   2
    VAN BAARLE Dylan   50   0
    CAMPENAERTS Victor   50   1
    KUDUS Merhawi Gebremedhin   50   0
    HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis   50   1


    Percentage return

    RODRIGUEZ GARAICOECHEA Oscar   607%   3
    CUBERO GALVEZ Jorge   300   3
    DELAGE Mickaël   300   3
    KING Benjamin   275   0
    RODRIGUEZ MARTIN Cristian   208   2
    MAS NICOLAU Enric   103   10
    CHETOUT Loïc   100   1
    WALLAYS Jelle   93   0
    RESTREPO VALENCIA Jhonatan   87   1
    BYSTRØM Sven Erik   83   0
    STALNOV Nikita   77   0
    DE MARCHI Alessandro   73   2
    CABEDO CARDA Oscar   69   2
    GASTAUER Ben   65   0
    SOTO MARTINEZ Nelson Andres   64   0
    YATES Simon   62   3
    CLARKE Simon   52   0


    Impeccable picks
    YATES Simon
    MAS NICOLAU Enric
    KING Benjamin
    RODRIGUEZ GARAICOECHEA Oscar
    CUBERO GALVEZ Jorge/DELAGE Mickaël



    Best possible team
    (almost certainly to be improved upon by Hakkie)

    rider/cost/points won
    YATES Simon   1413   872
    MAS NICOLAU Enric   458   474
    URAN URAN Rigoberto   663   236
    KING Benjamin   77   212
    TEUNS Dylan   578   158
    DE MARCHI Alessandro   169   124
    WALLAYS Jelle   99   92
    RODRIGUEZ GARAICOECHEA Oscar   14   85
    Total 2253, for a cost of 3471


    The expensive mistakes
    TRENTIN Matteo   1 team, 1285 spent, 32 earned
    MARTIN Daniel   1 team 870 spent, 0 earned
    PORTE Richie   10 teams 847 spent, 15 earned  (but didn't stop Semir making 2nd place)


    The winning selection

    rider/cost/points won
    YATES Simon   1413   872
    LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel   1441   484
    DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David   454   118
    RODRIGUEZ GARAICOECHEA Oscar   14   85
    MONFORT Maxime   75   29
    ROSSETTO Stéphane   85   15
    CUBERO GALVEZ Jorge   5   15
    DELAGE Mickaël   5   15

    The most popular picks

    Those picked at least 10 times
    MAS NICOLAU Enric   458   474
    URAN URAN Rigoberto   663   236
    QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander   994   195
    BUCHMANN Emanuel   543   121
    DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David   454   118
    NIZZOLO Giacomo   331   118
    ARU Fabio   613   59
    GIBBONS Ryan   77   19
    MEINTJES Louis   240   15
    PORTE Richie   847   15

    All the numbers you could want on the spreadsheet that did all the work.
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    Re: 2018 Vuelta CQ Game
    « Reply #39 on: September 17, 2018, 20:51 »
    The Four Seasons Championship

    The pizza for the top cumulative score in the 3 GTs and the Spring Classics

    Spring Classics Giro Tour Vuelta TOTAL
    1      Armchair_Cyclist      2277      1004      1731      1140      6152
    2      Rote_Laterne      1966      1885      771      751      5373
    3      Hakkie2      2307      1081      800      1012      5200
    4      LosBrolin      2023      1168      1168      735      5094
    5      Nathanptz      2274      1132      812      837      5055
    6      AmisVelo      2017      1154      504      1303      4978
    7      GPBlanco      1809      882      1010      1210      4911
    8      SemirS      1028      908      1572      1305      4813
    9      Squire      1507      1005      1061      1021      4594
    10      Laarsland      1993      1007      1027      462      4489
    11      Leadbelly      1695      725      1062      846      4328
    12      BluesInTheBottle      1901      794      602      952      4249
    13      Mellow_Velo      1673      1066      699      790      4228
    14      Shalgo      1695      695      983      775      4148
    15      Vladimir      1462      1152      966      443      4023
    16      Salvarani      1087      637      922      1137      3783
    17      Search      1211      679      1025      827      3742
    18      Del1962      1349      954      708      569      3580
                                        
          Collective_Wisdom      2119      934      1000      775      4828

    In the early stages of the Vuelta, Los Brolin, Nathanptz and Rote Laterne all headed this table at some point,  and I had thought that having Porte in my team would scupper my hopes.  But as Mas moved up the rankings, and Pinot started winning stages and getting higher on GC, I ended up stretching the lead I had before this fourth leg.

    Thanks especially to this bunch who have been loyal entrants in all the games this year.
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    Re: 2018 Vuelta CQ Game
    « Reply #40 on: September 17, 2018, 21:06 »
    Yep, Hakkie found a better team than my thoughts as to what was best, and had it up at CN before I even posted mine. 

    YATES Simon   1413   872
    MAS NICOLAU Enric   458   474
    PINOT Thibaut   916   399
    KING Benjamin   77   212
    DE MARCHI Alessandro   169   124
    NIZZOLO Giacomo   331   118
    WALLAYS Jelle   99   92
    RODRIGUEZ GARAICOECHEA Oscar   14   85
    (replacing Uran and Teuns, from my attempt, with Pinot and Nizzolo) for 2376, at a cost of 3477


    This ritual humiliation four times a year is my reward for the games   :P
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    Re: 2018 Vuelta CQ Game
    « Reply #41 on: September 17, 2018, 21:20 »
    I notice that Bicycle Boy picked the Vuelta winner last year too, one of only teams to do so, but ended up 5th, largely because everyone above him had Lopez.  This time he had the race winner and Lopez.
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    Re: 2018 Vuelta CQ Game
    « Reply #42 on: September 18, 2018, 08:26 »
    Congratulations to BicycleBoy and to you Armchair! :cool
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    Re: 2018 Vuelta CQ Game
    « Reply #43 on: September 23, 2018, 13:10 »
    Congratulations to BicycleBoy and to you Armchair! :cool

    I second that, looking forward to the 2019 games  :cool
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