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Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
« Reply #180 on: March 29, 2019, 16:19 »
Stybar might be my best pick ever
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    Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #181 on: April 01, 2019, 20:04 »
    Update #12: Former Winners Make Their Mark

    It was a dizzying week of action, with classics season in full swing, Catalunya stages every day, as well as Coppi e Bartali. It's also the end of March, so we're going to recap the monthly leaders. Let's get to it!

    This Week's Top Scorers

    Rank   Team   Points this week
    1   ruvu75   946
    2   fauniera   897
    3   TheArt   894
    4   Googolplex   885
    5   Lortnoc   880

    Last year's winner ruvu75 gets top spot this week with almost 1000 points from the likes of (in descending order of points) Trentin, Gaviria, Barbier, Bouhanni, Bettiol, Landa, Halvorsen and several riders scoring a few dozen. 2017's winner fauniera comes in second place, with 897 from a slightly different makeup to ruvu (including Bernal and van der Poel but not Trentin or Halvorsen from the list above, as well as fewer small scoring riders). TheArt, another high finisher last year, with essentially the same top scorers as ruvu minus Halvorsen.

    This Week's High Movers

    Rank   Team   Up/down
    1   skidmark   (+33)
    2   fauniera   (+26)
    3   NorthAmericanScum   (+24)
    4   Lortnoc   (+23)
    4   will10   (+23)

    Another former winner tops the charts on this one, as team skidmark rockets up the charts a bit 33 spots. As much as I'm happy to see my name in lights, it could only be there because the team was starting from low down - before a 22-spot jump last week, it was in the bottom 10 overall. fauniera is the bridesmaid here again but likely won't be complaining too much after moving up 26 spots, and NorthAmericanScum rounds out the podium with a 24 spot leap.

    This Month's Top Scorers


    Rank   Team   Points this Month
    1   Googolplex   2057
    2   Popchu   2029
    3   AlyKaptan   1951
    4   Lortnoc   1863
    5   Joelsim   1835

    Last week's winner and this week's 4th place, perhaps unsurprisingly Googolplex has the most cumulative points in March. When you're one of 6 owners of Adam Yates and he gets 574 points on the month, it's no wonder. But 2057 points is a whole lot more than just one rider, and Googolplex has Bettiol, Gaviria, Nibali, Barbier and Halvorsen all scoring over 100 on the month. Popchu is close behind on the month, with the Bernal/Quintana combo providing almost 800 points between them, unique pick Lutsenko contributing 193, and some familiar faces like Bettiol/Gaviria/Nibali. AlyKaptan doesn't break the 2000 point barrier, but still scores almost 2000 points(!) with an even more top-heavy lineup; Yates, Van Aert and Groenwegen provide over 1200 this month between the 3 of them.

    This Month's High Movers

    Rank   Team   Up/down
    1   AlyKaptan   (+71)
    2   Lortnoc   (+56)
    3   karaev   (+52)
    4   Joelsim   (+51)
    5   SafeBet   (+49)

    The aforementioned AlyKaptan makes a huge move up the charts in March, rising 71 of a possible 109 spots. Lortnoc and karaev do pretty well as well to claim the other spots on the podium and a mention in this update.

    Green Jersey Competition

    Rank   Team   Total
    1   Googolplex   144
    2   Popchu   118
    3   TheArt   104
    4   Nicosix   103
    5   MADRAZO   95
    5   just_some_guy   95

    Googolplex breaks a short-lived tie for 1st overall with Popchu by having another outstanding week, their team's 4th week in the top 4 scorers this season. Elsewhere on the chart, TheArt uses 30 points this week to leapfrog several teams into 3rd overall. No other points in the top 5 overall this week.

    Top 10 Overall


    Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
    1   (+1)   Popchu   3514
    2   (+1)   Googolplex   3473
    3   (-2)   Nicosix   3463
    4   (+5)   TheArt   3365
    5   (+1)   Object   3253
    6   (+5)   Salvarani   3213
    7   (-2)   MADRAZO   3208
    8   (+15)   ruvu75   3202
    9   (-2)   shalgo   3179
    10   (-)   bminchow   3157

    Some shuffling around on the overall leaderboard this week, and in the end that shuffling sees Popchu emerge on top by 41 points over Googolplex, and by 51 over last week's leader Nicosix. Salvarani and ruvu75 enter the top 10, while Blues in the bottle and Amis Velo fall out.

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    Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #182 on: April 01, 2019, 20:43 »
    9th on the weekly ranking and +19 to 26th :cool :cool
    Thanks for the update skids!
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    Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #183 on: April 05, 2019, 15:53 »
    My hope for points in Sicily - Cattaneo - out of contention after losing a bunch of time after a crash :fp
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    Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #184 on: April 09, 2019, 01:24 »
    Update #13: Bettiol and van der Poel a Safe Bet for Points

    We're in the midst of the cobbled season, and with a win in DDV and 4th in the Ronde, road newbie Mathieu van der Poel made his 20 game owners very happy this week. As well, extremely popular and extremely cheap pick Alberto Bettiol came away with a wholly stunning win in Flanders. 92 teams had him, and 95 teams got more than his 285 points on the week, so he was essentially a must have. Of course, some teams had both these guys and more, and that's what we'll see in the rankings.

    This Week's Top Scorers

    Rank   Team   Points this week
    1   SafeBet   886
    2   Kryvo   872
    3   Nyssinator   869
    4   Tigerion   833
    5   Sestriere   810

    SafeBet wins the week at almost 900 points, a hefty haul for any week, let alone one without a WT stage race. Of course, the combined 590 points of vdP and Bettiol (305 and 285 respectively) go a long way to that, but SafeBet squeezed almost 300 more points by having another rider with his first pro win in Brandon McNulty (139 points, 7 teams), and a few other riders picking up a few dozen here and there (including 38 points from the other cyclocross phenom, Wout Van Aert). Kryvo almost wins the week with the same big 2, and is one of the few (5 teams) that got to reap the unexpected 175 point haul from Kasper Asgreen. Nyssinator rounds out a tight top 3, just behind at 869 points from the same 3 as Kryvo, but not quite as much juice from the supporting cast.

    This Week's High Movers

    Rank   Team   Up/down
    1   SafeBet   (+41)
    2   Nyssinator   (+35)
    3   will10   (+25)
    4   Kryvo   (+24)
    5   Eyeballs Out   (+23)
    5   postmanhat   (+23)

    It is still early enough in the game that there's a lot of movement - as we will see (spoiler alert!) in the top 10 overall. Most of the top scorers had room to move up the overall charts, so the list looks very similar with will10 making the podium on the strength of the week's Big Two riders and a smattering of small points.

    Green Jersey Competition

    Rank   Team   Total   
    1   Googolplex   144   
    2   Popchu   118   
    3   TheArt   104   
    4   Nicosix   103   
    5   MADRAZO   95   
    5   just_some_guy   95   

    Recent week's have seen a few repeat winners share the wealth and consolidate their leads, making this ranking mirror the overall. This week went to more of the 'have nots' from the overall rankings, and so there's no change in the top 5 overall in this ranking. Lortnoc is the highest ranking team in this competition to score points this week, and their team moved into 10th place.

    Top 10 Overall

    Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
    1   (+1)   Googolplex   3918
    2   (+3)   Object   3903
    3   (-2)   Popchu   3897
    4   (-)   TheArt   3853
    5   (+13)   Lortnoc   3802
    6   (+11)   Joelsim   3796
    7   (+20)   Tigerion   3764
    8   (+24)   Kryvo   3760
    9   (+12)   fauniera   3727
    10   (-2)   ruvu75   3724

    Things are tight at the top, with the top 10 separated by less than 200 points, and the top 3 separated by a mere 21 points (which is fewer points than Fabio Aru has this year, for a point of reference). Googolplex leaps back up into pole position, almost at 400 points overall. However, Object is right behind after gaining more than 200 points on Googolplex this week. Last week's leader Popchu just barely drops to 3rd. Further down, a whole 5 of the top 10 switch out, with Lortnoc, Joelsim, Tigerion, Kryvo and fauniera jumping in and MADRAZO, shalgo, Salvarani, Nicosix and bminchow falling out. Phew!

    This is one of the most fun weeks in the cycling calendar, with a Ronde-Itzulia-Roubaix sandwich. As well, Scheldeprijs and Sarthe occur while Langkawi continues.

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    Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #185 on: April 09, 2019, 15:31 »
    33rd now :D only 2 riders on profit now we are talking
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    Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #186 on: April 15, 2019, 18:34 »
    Stybar might be my best pick ever

    Here's a question then for everybody, what are your best picks ever over the years in CQ and why? I don't just mean the best percentage return, though you can do that if you want, but the ones that were fun to follow or gave something extra other than points as well.

    You can do the worst picks as well. We've all got plenty of them.
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    Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #187 on: April 15, 2019, 19:11 »
    Worst pick wow I have a long long list.

    Porte must be close to the top
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    Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #188 on: April 15, 2019, 19:40 »
    Here's a question then for everybody, what are your best picks ever over the years in CQ and why? I don't just mean the best percentage return, though you can do that if you want, but the ones that were fun to follow or gave something extra other than points as well.

    You can do the worst picks as well. We've all got plenty of them.

    Best:
    Ciolek 2013 - the year that he won MSR. That was properly exciting.

    Berto 2014 :flo - of course I couldn't let the opportunity pass to pick Berto and he doubled his score

    Wellens 2014 - the year of his breakthrough

    Paolini 2015 - the year of his epic Gent-Wevelgem win and his positive test

    Vichot 2016 - almost tripled his 2015 score (211) - and wasn't too popular

    Dillier 2017 - from 190 to over 650, and that year I also had Küng who scored a handy profit, but considering their respective popularity Dillier makes the list and Küng does not

    Latour, Mas, Formolo, Martínez 2018 - with Berto's retirement I changed strategy, and went all in on young guys at intermediate price but with scoring potential, and it worked out well. I finished outside top 50 in the end because I made a few risky gambles that went wrong.

    Worst:
    Valgren 2015 - barely scored 25% of his pretty steep cost

    König 2017 - at least I wasn't alone, but that was bloody awful

    Felline 2018 - my thought process was that he was amazing in spring, and then got toxoplasmosis and missed out on many points. Unfortunately he wasn't recovered yet, and his 2018 was awful. Turned out to be a costly mistake. He's on my team again this year (though a lot more popular) and he's still looking poor.

    Looking through old spreadsheets, I was shocked to find out I finished 16th once (2015) and that was despite wasting nearly a third of my budget on Berto. That might have been my year to crack the top-10...
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    Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #189 on: April 15, 2019, 20:48 »
    Wellens 2014 - the year of his breakthrough

    I had him too! :karen

    Failures

    2014: Luis Mansilla who "rode" for PinoRoad, the Chilean CT ghost team. Zero race days. :fp

    2015: Betancur, but at least I learnt my lesson. ;)

    2016: Degenkolb. Sorry Der John. It wasn't his fault, but 38% return on a 1412 investment has to be mentioned.

    2017: David Drouin. Busted and zero race days. :fp

    2018: Bettiol. Annoying when seeing his performances this year.

    2019: ********* Reserved for Minali ***********
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    Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #190 on: April 16, 2019, 16:28 »
    Update #14: Object Takes the Lead by the Slimmest of Margins

    I think many cycling fans would join me in saying that the week of the Ronde-Itzulia-Roubaix sandwich is arguably the most enjoyable of the year. In this game, however, it was not quite as lucrative for many teams as other weeks we have had. There is certainly some shakeup, however, and the top of the standings is about as close as I can ever remember it being at any significant point into the season.

    This Week's Top Scorers

    Rank   Team   Points this week
    1   Jon_Ezeitza   535
    2   armchairclimber   480
    3   Sestriere   434
    4   Rakim   416
    5   Eyeballs Out   406

    Jon Ezeitza takes the week, being the only team over 500 points. This is largely thanks to a pair of riders that cost 777 points - Max Schachmann (6 teams, 197 points this week) and Fabio Jakobsen (3 teams, 140 points). Some nice contributions from the likes of Lawless, Lambrecht and Philipsen round it out. This was a good week to have the right combo of rare riders. armchairclimber posts a very respectable second, with Schachmann and Pogacar (7 teams, 136 points) and a few others. Sestriere rounds it out again with Schachmann, and one of the happy few (4 teams) with Nils Pollitt (170 this week).

    This Week's High Movers

    Rank   Team   Up/down
    1   armchairclimber   (+33)
    2   merengues   (+21)
    3   Sestriere   (+20)
    4   Eyeballs Out   (+18)
    5   vladimir   (+15)

    The runner-up in the other rankings, armchairclimber goes one better here, and as importantly, moves up 33 spots in the overall! Sestriere repeats third place, while merengues gets a podium spot here thanks to the ever-present Schachmann once again.

    Green Jersey Competition

    Rank   Team   Total
    1   Googolplex   144
    2   Popchu   118
    3   armchairclimber   115
    4   Nicosix   105
    5   TheArt   104

    Googolplex maintains a healthy lead here; armchairclimber leaps into the top 5 on the strength of a weekly win and two second places so far, making it a feast-or-famine year so far for their team. Nicosix picks up a mere 2 points for 15th place this week, but it's enough to leapfrog TheArt in these standings.

    Top 10 Overall

    Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
    1   (+1)   Object   4207
    2   (-1)   Googolplex   4205
    3   (+1)   TheArt   3986
    4   (-1)   Popchu   3971
    5   (+1)   Joelsim   3953
    6   (+3)   fauniera   3936
    7   (-)   Tigerion   3930
    8   (+11)   Carlo_Algatrensig   3923
    9   (-1)   Kryvo   3907
    10   (+5)   tobydawq   3898
    10   (+7)   Nicosix   3898

    This is damn close. Object, last week's second place, outscores Googolplex by 17 points on the week to move into a slim 2-point lead. Lower down, TheArt moves back into 3rd, but below the top two it's bunched together very tightly indeed. Aside from the 11 teams here (with a tie for tenth place), the 12th and 13th teams are only 1 and 3 points back respectively, meaning teams 3-13 are separated by 91 points. There's still alot of the season to go, of course, but in the week-to-week, a podium spot seems attainable for anyone in the top 13. Carlo Algatrensig, tobydawq and Nicosix move into the top 10/11, while ruvu75 and Lortnoc fall just out.

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    Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #191 on: April 16, 2019, 17:22 »
    Not a great week points wise but +7, into top-20  :o :o Walscheid coming through :win
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    Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #192 on: April 16, 2019, 22:01 »
    Not a great week points wise but +7, into top-20  :o :o Walscheid coming through :win

    You're shocked at being in the top 20. Me and Joel are in the top 10. Something must be going seriously strange with the game this year.
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    Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #193 on: April 16, 2019, 22:07 »
    Here's a question then for everybody, what are your best picks ever over the years in CQ and why? I don't just mean the best percentage return, though you can do that if you want, but the ones that were fun to follow or gave something extra other than points as well.

    You can do the worst picks as well. We've all got plenty of them.

    Best pick was probably Simon Yates last year as I think he was +1400 or something and also only picked by 3 others.

    Worst pick probably whenever I've picked Konig.
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    Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #194 on: April 16, 2019, 22:11 »
    Something must be going seriously strange with the game this year.

    I tend to agree. Still down in 95th :P
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