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2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
« on: February 20, 2019, 15:35 »
Two sunny days in a row, so we must be getting near to the northern European spring, and closer to this game.

You need:-
* to name 12 riders (male) who had a total between them of not more than 3000 CQ points earned in 2018;
* to send me this list by PM, here or at CN, with the riders names in CQ format;
* to do this before the start of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblat Men's race on Saturday 2nd March;
* to hope that your selected dozen do well in the European one day races of category HC or above in March, April and the first weekend of May.


I need:-
* to put up a spreadsheet to check your team (done here);
* to check your teams and tell you if there is a problem (unless you leave it to the last morning to submit it, in which case you might end up one man short, or worse);
* to send my team to the first manager to submit their team (by the end of Thursday, but I haven't started thinking about it yet);
* to keep the list of entries reasonably up to date so that you know your entry has been received.  If 48 hours pass without your name appearing here, nudge me;
* to collate points as awarded by CQ for those races, hopefully on the evening of the day on which they occur;
* to make up any other rules on the fly.

The races:
1      02/03/2019      Omloop Het Nieuwsblad      1.WT3
2      03/03/2019      Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne      1.HC
3      09/03/2019      Strade Bianche      1.WT3
4      10/03/2019      GP Industria & Artigianato - Larciano      1.HC
5      17/03/2019      Ronde van Drenthe      1.HC
6      20/03/2019      Nokere Koerse      1.HC
7      22/03/2019      Bredene Koksijde Classic (formerly Handzame Classic)      1.HC
8      23/03/2019      Milano - Sanremo      1.WT1
9      24/03/2019      GP de Denain - Porte du Hainaut      1.HC
10      27/03/2019      Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde      1.WT3 (upgraded from last year)
11      29/03/2019      E3 Harelbeke      1.WT2
12      31/03/2019      Gent - Wevelgem      1.WT2
13      03/04/2019      Dwars door Vlaanderen      1.WT3
14      07/04/2019      Ronde van Vlaanderen      1.WT1
15      10/04/2019      Scheldeprijs      1.HC
16      14/04/2019      Paris - Roubaix      1.WT1
17      17/04/2019      Brabantse Pijl      1.HC
18      21/04/2019      Amstel Gold Race      1.WT2
19      24/04/2019      Flèche Wallonne      1.WT2
20      28/04/2019      Liège - Bastogne - Liège      1.WT1
21      01/05/2019      Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn - Frankfurt      1.WT3 New entry

Entries to Friday morning (about 13 hours to go)
AmisVelo
Armchair
BlackBandit222
Blues_in_the_Bottle
Bminchow
Chiron
Comodoro
Del1962
Flo
GPBlanco
JustSomeGuy
Kazistuta
Laarsland
Leadbelly
LightBing
LosBrolin
Madrazo
MellowVelo
NorthAmericanScum
Otoxiep87
PremierAndrew
RoteLaterne
Safebet
Salvarani
Scrool07
Search
SemirS
ThePirate81
Triley36
Vladimir
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  • « Last Edit: March 01, 2019, 21:45 by Armchair Cyclist »

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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #1 on: February 20, 2019, 15:52 »
    You will notice that I have added Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn - Frankfurt, which becomes the last race of the series and might rebalance the selections a little, leaving something other than the Ardennes puncheurs for the final resolution.  It is in the spring, it is a WT race: I think I had only omitted it in the past because I had a notion of the spring races finishing with Liege. 

    With this and the upgrading of De Panne, there are more points available than last year. I haven't included any 1.1s, much as I like Tro-Bro Leon and Le Samyn: they rarely have any WT teams other than those of the host nation, and the expected teams (per PCS) include no more than 3 WT teams in any of them (Ardeche and Drome had 5 last year, but weren't included)

    Last year the competition was very close, and really only decided in the last couple of hundred metres of Ans: be part of it, and by all means mention it on other cycling forums if the readers there might be interested.

    Later edit: If I had included Eschborn - Frankfurt last year, the final podium, instead of being Madrazo - The Asian - Hakkie, would have been The Asian - Armchair Cyclist - Nathanptz, due to Sean De Bie (already a very successful popular pick in that game) picking up what would have been 70 more points.
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  • « Last Edit: February 20, 2019, 22:57 by Armchair Cyclist »

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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #2 on: February 23, 2019, 18:24 »
    Thanks for organizing that game year after year. I just submitted my boring but hopefully successful team.
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 18:20 »
    So that those at CN don't get an advantage over those here, there was a request over there for last year's rider scores in these races: they can be found (with the exception of Eschborn-Frankfurt) on the final spreadsheet of last year's edition of this game last year here: you will probably want to look at the Rider Scores page, or the sheet for each race at the end of the workbook.
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 22:48 »
    The first 13 teams have thrown up 68 different riders, 39 of whom are unique picks, and 2 are on more than half of the teams.

    11 of them scored 200 or more in these races last year, 30 of them got 20 or fewer.
    14 cost 500 pts or more, 16 cost 50 or less.

    about 3 1/2 days left to get your team in.
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 10:19 »
    Will do a team tonight.
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #6 on: February 28, 2019, 19:57 »
    Will do a team tonight.

    Still missing from the entries list  :( so I can keep dreaming ...  :lol
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #7 on: March 01, 2019, 21:58 »
    Last call: race starts at 11:45 CET (about 13 hours from this post).

    31 teams, 113 riders, 59 unique picks, and now a third rider on more than half of the teams.

    Scores from last year's races range from 634 to 1654 (I believe 2123 was the best possible), and the popularity scores go from 52 to 148 (the 12 most popular riders come in at 165)
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #8 on: March 01, 2019, 22:41 »
    Forgot, sorry. And I’m working in the morning and then picking up my son, so I’m out this year.
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #9 on: March 02, 2019, 07:25 »
    Forgot, sorry. And I’m working in the morning and then picking up my son, so I’m out this year.

    :o

    that's not acceptable. I did a quick 5 minute team with all of your favorites.

    GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
    TRENTIN Matteo
    VAN DER POEL Mathieu
    KÜNG Stefan
    MARTIN Tony
    PLANCKAERT Baptiste
    THEUNS Edward
    ROWE Luke
    VENTOSO ALBERDI Francisco Jose
    BOOM Lars
    STALLAERT Joeri
    EVENEPOEL Remco

    Take this one, if you like
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #10 on: March 02, 2019, 10:29 »
    :o

    that's not acceptable. I did a quick 5 minute team with all of your favorites.

    GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
    TRENTIN Matteo
    VAN DER POEL Mathieu
    KÜNG Stefan
    MARTIN Tony
    PLANCKAERT Baptiste
    THEUNS Edward
    ROWE Luke
    VENTOSO ALBERDI Francisco Jose
    BOOM Lars
    STALLAERT Joeri
    EVENEPOEL Remco

    Take this one, if you like

    Good enough for me: you're in, whether you like it or not.  (PM me changes if you want to)
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #11 on: March 02, 2019, 13:39 »
    :o

    that's not acceptable. I did a quick 5 minute team with all of your favorites.

    GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando
    TRENTIN Matteo
    VAN DER POEL Mathieu
    KÜNG Stefan
    MARTIN Tony
    PLANCKAERT Baptiste
    THEUNS Edward
    ROWE Luke
    VENTOSO ALBERDI Francisco Jose
    BOOM Lars
    STALLAERT Joeri
    EVENEPOEL Remco

    Take this one, if you like

    Nearly! If I make a couple of changes AC - will do now, only just got home,
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #12 on: March 02, 2019, 13:44 »
    don't dare to touch Ventoso!
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #13 on: March 02, 2019, 14:02 »
    I’d like to swap out

    Plackaert
    Ventoso
    Martin
    Evenepoel

    And replace with:

    Bettiol
    Stannard
    Jasper P
    Vakoc
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #14 on: March 02, 2019, 14:22 »
    That’s one point over so remove Stannard and add MCLAY Daniel
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #15 on: March 02, 2019, 14:51 »
    So with the Search/Joelsim selection finalised, we seem to be ready.

    35 real teams, and one mathematical calculation.

    As usual, teams in alphabetical order, riders in price order, and asterisks for the unique picks

    Amis Velo
       VAN AERT Wout   
       VAN DER POEL Mathieu   
       DEVENYNS Dries   *
       VAN BAARLE Dylan   
       KITTEL Marcel   
       FELLINE Fabio   
       PLANCKAERT Baptiste   
       THEUNS Edward   
       ROWE Luke   
       BETTIOL Alberto   
       BOOM Lars   
       VAKOC Petr
       
    Armchair Cyclist
       LUTSENKO Alexey   
       KREUZIGER Roman   
       VAN DER POEL Mathieu   
       KITTEL Marcel   
       FELLINE Fabio   
       CAPIOT Amaury   
       THEUNS Edward   
       HAUSSLER Heinrich   
       ROWE Luke   
       BETTIOL Alberto   
       BOOM Lars   
       VAKOC Petr   

    BlackBandit222
       VAN AVERMAET Greg   *
       VAN BAARLE Dylan   
       PHILIPSEN Jasper   
       Durbridge Luke   
       VERMOTE Julien   *
       VANDENBERGH Stijn   
       ROWE Luke   
       KEISSE Iljo   
       DE VREESE Laurens   *
       BOOM Lars   
       EVENEPOEL Remco   
       VAKOC Petr   

    Blues in the Bottle
       VAN AERT Wout   
       VAN DER POEL Mathieu   
       KÜNG Stefan   
       VAN DER HOORN Taco   
       PHILIPSEN Jasper   
       FELLINE Fabio   
       THEUNS Edward   
       PHINNEY Taylor   
       HOFSTEDE Lennard   *
       SPENGLER Lukas   *
       SELLIER Simon   *
       EVENEPOEL Remco   

    Bminchow
       VAN AERT Wout   
       TRENTIN Matteo   
       DEBUSSCHERE Jens   
       VAN BAARLE Dylan   
       PHILIPSEN Jasper   
       CAPIOT Amaury   
       THEUNS Edward   
       STANNARD Ian   
       BARBIER Rudy   
       BOOM Lars   
       EVENEPOEL Remco   
       VAKOC Petr   

    Chiron
       VAN AERT WOUT   
       CORT NIELSEN MAGNUS   *
       TRENTIN MATTEO   
       VAN DER POEL MATHIEU   
       PHILIPSEN JASPER   
       HALVORSEN KRISTOFFER   
       WAEYTENS ZICO   
       BETTIOL ALBERTO   
       BOECKMANS KRIS   *
       BOOM LARS   
       EVENEPOEL REMCO   
       VAKOC PETR   

    Comodoro
       TRENTIN Matteo   
       VANENDERT Jelle   
       VAN DER HOORN Taco   
       HAIG Jack   *
       VAN BAARLE Dylan   
       GAUDU David   *
       THEUNS Edward   
       HOFLAND Moreno   
       HAUSSLER Heinrich   
       ROWE Luke   
       BOOM Lars   
       DE KLEIJN Arvid   *

    Del 1962
       BOASSON HAGEN Edvald   *
       LUTSENKO Alexey   
       VAN AERT Wout   
       VAN DER POEL Mathieu   
       THEUNS Edward   
       GIBBONS Ryan   
       ROWE Luke   
       LIETAER Eliot   *
       BOOM Lars   
       STALLAERT Joeri   
       EISEL Bernhard   
       EVENEPOEL Remco   

    Flo
       TRENTIN Matteo   
       KÜNG Stefan   
       TEUNISSEN Mike   
       VAN BAARLE Dylan   
       ROELANDTS Jürgen   
       FELLINE Fabio   
       KUZNETSOV Vyacheslav   
       GARCIA CORTINA Ivan   
       VLIEGEN Loïc   
       ROWE Luke   
       BETTIOL Alberto   
       AFFINI Edoardo   

    GPBlanco
       VANMARCKE Sep   
       VAN AERT Wout   
       VAN BAARLE Dylan   
       ROELANDTS Jürgen   
       VAN SCHIP Jan-Willem   *
       CAPIOT Amaury   
       OSS Daniel   *
       CAVENDISH Mark   
       STANNARD Ian   
       VAN ASBROECK Tom   
       BOOM Lars   
       DEVOLDER Stijn   *

    Joelsim
       GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
       TRENTIN Matteo   
       VAN DER POEL Mathieu   
       KÜNG Stefan   
       PHILIPSEN Jasper   
       THEUNS Edward   
       MCLAY Daniel   *
       ROWE Luke   
       BETTIOL Alberto   
       BOOM Lars   
       STALLAERT Joeri   
       VAKOC Petr   

    Josedin
       VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael   *
       VAN AERT Wout   
       VAN DER HOORN Taco   
       PHILIPSEN Jasper   
       THEUNS Edward   
       WISNIOWSKI Lukasz   
       ROWE Luke   
       BETTIOL Alberto   
       KEISSE Iljo   
       BOOM Lars   
       EVENEPOEL Remco   
       VAKOC Petr   

    JustSomeGuy

       WELLENS Tim   *
       STYBAR Zdenek   
       PLANCKAERT Edward   *
       DURBRIDGE Luke   
       HAUSSLER Heinrich   
       VAN ASBROECK Tom   
       ROWE Luke   
       CLARKE William   *
       BOOM Lars   
       DE CLERCQ Bart   
       EVENEPOEL Remco   
       VAKOC Petr   

    Kazistuta
       GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
       VANMARCKE Sep   
       TRENTIN Matteo   
       KÜNG Stefan   
       THEUNS Edward   
       DURBRIDGE Luke   
       PÖSTLBERGER Lukas   
       VLIEGEN Loïc   
       ROWE Luke   
       BETTIOL Alberto   
       BOOM Lars   
       VAN STAEYEN Michael   

    Laarsland
       LAMPAERT Yves   
       VANMARCKE Sep   
       DEBUSSCHERE Jens   
       CAPIOT Amaury   
       WISNIOWSKI Lukasz   
       DURBRIDGE Luke   
       HALVORSEN Kristoffer   
       PHINNEY Taylor   
       HAUSSLER Heinrich   
       ROWE Luke   
       NAESEN Lawrence   
       BETTIOL Alberto   

    Leadbelly
       LAMPAERT Yves   
       VANMARCKE Sep   
       SENECHAL Florian   
       TEUNISSEN Mike   
       ROELANDTS Jürgen   
       WISNIOWSKI Lukasz   
       LANGEVELD Sebastian   
       ROWE Luke   
       BETTIOL Alberto   
       BOOM Lars   
       EVENEPOEL Remco   
       VAKOC Petr   

    LightBing
       BENOOT Tiesj   
       STYBAR Zdenek   
       VANMARCKE Sep   
       CAPIOT Amaury   
       WISNIOWSKI Lukasz   
       BAKELANTS Jan   
       STANNARD Ian   
       BETTIOL Alberto   
       BOOM Lars   
       STALLAERT Joeri   
       DE CLERCQ Bart   
       VAKOC Petr   

    Los Brolin
       GILBERT Philippe   
       VANMARCKE Sep   
       TRENTIN Matteo   
       PLANCKAERT Baptiste   
       DURBRIDGE Luke   
       HALVORSEN Kristoffer   
       GIBBONS Ryan   
       ROWE Luke   
       GESBERT Elie   *
       WAEYTENS Zico   
       FILOSI Iuri   *
       VAKOC Petr   

    Madrazo
       VANMARCKE Sep   
       VAN AERT Wout   
       VAN DER POEL Mathieu   
       ROELANDTS Jürgen   
       PLANCKAERT Baptiste   
       THEUNS Edward   
       DURBRIDGE Luke   
       HAUSSLER Heinrich   
       STANNARD Ian   
       ROWE Luke   
       BETTIOL Alberto   
       BOOM Lars   

    Mellow Velo
       VANMARCKE Sep   
       VAN AERT Wout   
       KREUZIGER Roman   
       GASPAROTTO Enrico   
       ROELANDTS Jürgen   
       DURBRIDGE Luke   
       EDMONDSON Alexander   *
       ROWE Luke   
       EISEL Bernhard   
       FEDRIGO Leonardo   *
       MUÑOZ GIRALDO Daniel Felipe   *
       VAKOC Petr   

    Nathanptz
       GILBERT Philippe   
       TRENTIN Matteo   
       VAN BAARLE Dylan   
       CAPIOT Amaury   
       THEUNS Edward   
       DURBRIDGE Luke   
       GARCIA CORTINA Ivan   
       PHINNEY Taylor   
       STANNARD Ian   
       VAN ASBROECK Tom   
       BOOM Lars   
       ASSELMAN Jesper   *

    North American Scum
       VANMARCKE Sep   
       KÜNG Stefan   
       PHILIPSEN Jasper   
       ROELANDTS Jürgen   
       KITTEL Marcel   
       VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume   *
       EENKHOORN Pascal   *
       THEUNS Edward   
       PHINNEY Taylor   
       VAN ASBROECK Tom   
       ROWE Luke   
       BOOM Lars   

    Otoxiep87
       LAMPAERT Yves   
       TRENTIN Matteo   
       GASPAROTTO Enrico   
       PHILIPSEN Jasper   
       FELLINE Fabio   
       PETIT Adrien   *
       VLIEGEN Loïc   
       BIERMANS Jenthe   
       VAN ASBROECK Tom   
       ALLEGAERT Piet   *
       BETTIOL Alberto   
       EVENEPOEL Remco   

    Postmanhat
       MOSCON Gianni   *
       VAN AERT Wout   
       FELLINE Fabio   
       DE BUYST Jasper   *
       DURBRIDGE Luke   
       HALVORSEN Kristoffer   
       PHINNEY Taylor   
       VANDENBERGH Stijn   
       STANNARD Ian   
       GIBBONS Ryan   
       ROWE Luke   
       EVENEPOEL Remco   

    Premier Andrew
       GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando   
       VANMARCKE Sep   
       VAN AERT Wout   
       VAN DER POEL Mathieu   
       THEUNS Edward   
       BAKELANTS Jan   
       STANNARD Ian   
       SWIFT Ben   *
       ROWE Luke   
       BETTIOL Alberto   
       BOOM Lars   
       EVENEPOEL Remco   

    Rote Laterne
       VANMARCKE Sep   
       TRENTIN Matteo   
       VAN BAARLE Dylan   
       ROELANDTS Jürgen   
       KITTEL Marcel   
       THEUNS Edward   
       DURBRIDGE Luke   
       LANGEVELD Sebastian   
       HAUSSLER Heinrich   
       STANNARD Ian   
       ROWE Luke   
       BOOM Lars   

    Safebet
       VANMARCKE Sep   
       TRENTIN Matteo   
       VAN BAARLE Dylan   
       ROELANDTS Jürgen   
       BONIFAZIO Niccolo   *
       COSNEFROY Benoit   *
       WISNIOWSKI Lukasz   
       DURBRIDGE Luke   
       HALVORSEN Kristoffer   
       BARBIER Rudy   
       ROWE Luke   
       VAKOC Petr   

    Salvarani
       LUTSENKO Alexey   
       TRENTIN Matteo   
       DEBUSSCHERE Jens   
       SENECHAL Florian   
       ROELANDTS Jürgen   
       HOFLAND Moreno   
       VLIEGEN Loïc   
       HAUSSLER Heinrich   
       ROWE Luke   
       BETTIOL Alberto   
       AFFINI Edoardo   
       BOOM Lars   

    Scrool07
       BENOOT Tiesj   
       VAN AERT Wout   
       VANENDERT Jelle   
       PLANCKAERT Baptiste   
       THEUNS Edward   
       BACKAERT Frederik   *
       DURBRIDGE Luke   
       BIERMANS Jenthe   
       ROWE Luke   
       BETTIOL Alberto   
       VANHOUCKE Harm   *
       EVENEPOEL Remco   

    Search
       VANMARCKE Sep   
       VAN DER POEL Mathieu   
       POLITT Nils   *
       KEUKELEIRE Jens   *
       KITTEL Marcel   
       CAPIOT Amaury   
       THEUNS Edward   
       LANGEVELD Sebastian   
       VLIEGEN Loïc   
       ROWE Luke   
       BOOM Lars   
       VAN STAEYEN Michael   

    SemirS
       NAESEN Oliver   *
       VANMARCKE Sep   
       VAN AERT Wout   
       VAN DER POEL Mathieu   
       LANGEVELD Sebastian   
       HAYMAN Mathew   *
       DAVIS Cole   *
       DAVY Clément   *
       MORIN Emmanuel   *
       SCHREURS Hamish   *
       SHEEHAN Riley   *
       WAERENSKJOLD Soren   *

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       GILBERT Philippe   
       TRENTIN Matteo   
       VAN DER POEL Mathieu   
       PHILIPSEN Jasper   
       KITTEL Marcel   
       VAN ASBROECK Tom   
       ROWE Luke   
       BETTIOL Alberto   
       BOOM Lars   
       VAN STAEYEN Michael   
       EVENEPOEL Remco   
       VAKOC Petr   

    Tobydawq
       STYBAR Zdenek   
       VAN AERT Wout   
       TRENTIN Matteo   
       VAN DER POEL Mathieu   
       LANGEVELD Sebastian   
       VANDENBERGH Stijn   
       STANNARD Ian   
       ROWE Luke   
       NAESEN Lawrence   
       BETTIOL Alberto   
       BOOM Lars   
       VAKOC Petr   

    Triley36
       VAN AERT Wout   
       VAN DER POEL Mathieu   
       VAN BAARLE Dylan   
       ROELANDTS Jürgen   
       KITTEL Marcel   
       DUNBAR Eddie   *
       PHINNEY Taylor   
       LANGEVELD Sebastian   
       CAVENDISH Mark   
       VAN ASBROECK Tom   
       AERTS Toon   *
       BOOM Lars   

    Vladimir
       VANMARCKE Sep   
       TRENTIN Matteo   
       TEUNISSEN Mike   
       ROELANDTS Jürgen   
       KUZNETSOV Vyacheslav   
       THEUNS Edward   
       DURBRIDGE Luke   
       PÖSTLBERGER Lukas   
       BAKELANTS Jan   
       HOFLAND Moreno   
       HAUSSLER Heinrich   
       RUSSO Clément   *


    And that mathematical set, calculated as the team with the highest possible score from performances in this set of races last year:
    So Last Year
       TERPSTRA Niki   *
       VANMARCKE Sep   
       SISR Frantisek   *
       CAPIOT Amaury   
       WISNIOWSKI Lukasz   
       DEMPSTER Zakkari   *
       PHINNEY Taylor   
       DUVAL Julien   *
       FENN Andrew   *
       LECROQ Jérémy   *
       DE BACKER Bert   *
       VAN RHEE Joey   *
    I'll place this team at the bottom of the table, with the Collective Wisdom, but it's riders are included in the data to follow.  I think this is the highest scoring within budget: Hakkie, who normally corrects me on these things, hasn't entered this year, but if anyone can do better, please let me know.

    Always interesting to see the teams coming in: Evenepoel's frequency of selection dropped off after news of his injury, but Rowe's didn't; Kittel was popular among the early teams, but his anonymity in UAE meant he was rare among later submissions, and the most expensive picks were all very rare.
    A few team lists left me thinking "Damn, I should have thought of him," and a couple made me wonder "Why on Earth has he been selected?" (especially the rider who retired 6 weeks ago).

    More later: I have some domestics to attend to, and the race is on hold on my TV.
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #16 on: March 02, 2019, 15:53 »
    The Big Spends

    The average budget per rider in 250 pts: to spend more than twice of that is an expression of some confidence in a rider, so who went for who?  19 of these riders were chosen; 5 teams found space for four of them, 8 teams combine three, 18 teams are two-headed, and 4 have a single leader.

    Van Avermaet:      Blues in the Bottle   
             
    Wellens   and Stybar:   Just Some Guy   
             
    Terpstra   and Vanmarcke:   So Last Year   
             
    Valgren   and Van Aert:   Josedin   
             
    Moscon   and Van Aert:   Postmanhat   
             
    Naesen   with Vanmarcke, Van Aert and Van der Poel:   SemirS   
             
    Benoot   with Stybar and Vanmarcke:   LightBing   
       with Van Aert:   Scrool07   
             
    Gilbert   with Vanmarcke:   LosBrolin   
       with Trentin and Van der Poel:   ThePirate81   
       with Trentin:   Nathanptz   
             
    Lampaert   with Vanmarcke:   Laarsland and    Leadbelly
       with Trentin:   Otoxiep87   
             
    Stybar   with Van Aert, Trentin and Van der Poel:   Tobydawq   
             
    Boassen Hagen   with Lutsenko, Van Aert and Van der Poel:   Del1962   
             
    Lutsenko   with Kreuziger and Van der Poel:   Armchair Cyclist   
       with Trentin:   Salvarani   
             
    Gaviria   with Vanmarcke, Van Aert and Van der Poel:   PremierAndrew   
       with Vanmarcke and Trentin:   Kazistuta   
       with Trentin and Van der Poel:   Joelsim   
             
    Vanmarcke   with Van Aert and Kreuziger:   MellowVelo   
       withVan Aert and Van der Poel:   Madrazo   
       with Van Aert:   GPBlanco   
       with Trentin:   RoteLaterne,  Safebet and Vladimir
       with Van der Poel:   Search   
       alone   NorthAmericanScum   
             
    Van Aert   with Trentin, Cort and Van der Poel:   Chiron   
       with Trentin:   Bminchow   
       with Van der Poel:   AmisVelo, Blues in the Bottle and Triley36
             
    Trentin:      Comodoro and   Flo
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #17 on: March 02, 2019, 15:55 »
    1st and 3rd nice start
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #18 on: March 02, 2019, 16:55 »
    Rider Popularity

    25: ROWE Luke
    24: BOOM Lars
    17: BETTIOL Alberto, THEUNS Edward
    16: VANMARCKE Sep
    15: TRENTIN Matteo, VAKOC Petr, VAN AERT Wout
    13: DURBRIDGE Luke, EVENEPOEL Remco, VAN DER POEL Mathieu
    11: ROELANDTS Jürgen
    10: VAN BAARLE Dylan
    Those in bold will be the Collective Wisdom team: I had to swap Van Baarle in to replace Van der Poel to keep it within budget.

    9: PHILIPSEN Jasper, STANNARD Ian
    8: CAPIOT Amaury, HAUSSLER Heinrich
    7: KITTEL Marcel, PHINNEY Taylor, VAN ASBROECK Tom
    6: FELLINE Fabio, LANGEVELD Sebastian, WISNIOWSKI Lukasz
    5: HALVORSEN Kristoffer, KÜNG Stefan, VLIEGEN Loïc
    4: PLANCKAERT Baptiste
    3: BAKELANTS Jan, DEBUSSCHERE Jens, GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando, GIBBONS Ryan, GILBERT Philippe, HOFLAND Moreno, LAMPAERT Yves, LUTSENKO Alexey, STALLAERT Joeri, STYBAR Zdenek, TEUNISSEN Mike, VAN DER HOORN Taco, VAN STAEYEN Michael, VANDENBERGH Stijn
    2: AFFINI Edoardo, BARBIER Rudy, BENOOT Tiesj, BIERMANS Jenthe, CAVENDISH Mark, DE CLERCQ Bart, EISEL Bernhard, GARCIA CORTINA Ivan, GASPAROTTO Enrico, KEISSE Iljo, KREUZIGER Roman, KUZNETSOV Vyacheslav, NAESEN Lawrence, PÖSTLBERGER Lukas, SENECHAL Florian, VANENDERT Jelle, WAEYTENS ZICO

    The 60 unique picks are shown in the team lists.
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #19 on: March 02, 2019, 17:23 »
    Team Popularity

    Number in brackets is the number of unique picks in each team
    1   Madrazo   172      (0)
    2   RoteLaterne   161      (0)
    3   PremierAndrew   156      (1)
    4   AmisVelo   154      (1)
    5   ThePirate81   151      (0)
    6   Joelsim   147      (1)
    6   Tobydawq   147      (0)
    8   Armchair   145      (0)
    8   Kazistuta   145      (0)
    10   Leadbelly   141      (0)
    11   Bminchow   140      (0)
    12   Josedin   134      (1)
    13   Chiron   130      (2)
    13   NorthAmericanScum   130      (2)
    15   Search   126      (2)
    16   Del1962   120      (2)
    16   Safebet   120      (2)
    18   Salvarani   118      (0)
    19   BlackBandit222   117      (3)
    20   Nathanptz   116      (1)
    21   JustSomeGuy   113      (3)
    21   Laarsland   113      (0)
    23   Scrool07   112      (2)
    24   Comodoro   110      (3)
    25   LightBing   108      (0)
    26   GPBlanco   105      (3)
    27   MellowVelo   104      (3)
    27   Triley36   104      (2)
    29   Flo   103      (0)
    29   LosBrolin   103      (2)
    31   Postmanhat   101      (2)
    32   Vladimir   94      (1)
    33   Blues_in_the_Bottle   91      (3)
    34   Otoxiep87   81      (2)
    35   SemirS   58      (8)
       CollectiveWisdom   191            
       SoLastYear   45      (8)

    Scores from last year
    Points earned in these races last year:
    1   Laarsland   1654
    2   LightBing   1643
    3   MellowVelo   1468
    4   Scrool07   1356
    5   LosBrolin   1322
    6   Leadbelly   1301
    7   GPBlanco   1290
    8   Josedin   1273
    9   Vladimir   1244
    10   Madrazo   1237
    11   SemirS   1171
    12   Bminchow   1168
    13   Nathanptz   1135
    14   Safebet   1122
    15   RoteLaterne   1087
    16   NorthAmericanScum   1033
    17   Search   958
    18   Tobydawq   916
    19   BlackBandit222   895
    20   PremierAndrew   880
    21   Otoxiep87   857
    22   Kazistuta   847
    23   JustSomeGuy   845
    24   Flo   839
    25   Salvarani   828
    26   Postmanhat   784
    27   Chiron   779
    28   ThePirate81   733
    29   Armchair   718
    30   Comodoro   714
    31   Triley36   706
    32   Blues_in_the_Bottle   693
    33   Del1962   642
    34   AmisVelo   634
    35   Joelsim   448
       CollectiveWisdom   1252
       SoLastYear   2123

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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #20 on: March 02, 2019, 18:17 »
    I think I have this one in the bag.

    Like last year.
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #21 on: March 02, 2019, 19:36 »
    Race 1/21: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

    A good start to the series with an entertaining race, and for the game with a few decent scorers: 4 of the 5 riders in the decisive group were chosen for the game, albeit all fairly rare picks.

    Top scorers
    STYBAR Zdenek 1st, 180pts for JustSomeGuy, LightBing and Tobydawq
    VAN AVERMAET Greg 2nd, 108 pts for BlackBandit222
    WELLENS Tim 3rd, 92 pts for JustSomeGuy
    LUTSENKO Alexey 4th, 78 pts for Armchair Cyclist, Del 1962 and Salvarani
    LAMPAERT Yves 7th, 54 pts for 3 teams
    GILBERT Philippe 8th, 46 points for 3 teams
    TRENTIN Matteo 9th, 40 for 15 teams
    NAESEN Oliver 10th, 36 for 1 team
    plus 12 more of the top 25, getting more than minimum points, and 28 other finishers with 5 points


    Team scores and, therefore, standings after 1 event
    1   JustSomeGuy   290  (Stybar, Wellens, Durbridge (8), one fiver)
    2   Tobydawq   279 (Stybar, Trentin, Van Aert (24), Langeveld (20), 3 fivers)
    3   LightBing   205 (Stybar and 5 fivers)
    4   BlackBandit222   169 (Van Avermaet, Van Baarle(22), De Vreese(16), Durbridge and 3 fivers)
    5   Nathanptz   146 (Gilbert, Trentin, Van Baarle, Durbridge and 6 fivers)
    6   Salvarani   139
    7   Del1962   117
    8   Bminchow   116
    8   RoteLaterne   116
    10   Otoxiep87   109
    11   LosBrolin   106
    12   Leadbelly   100
    13   Flo   97
    14   ThePirate81   96
    15   Armchair   93
    16   Laarsland   87
    16   GPBlanco   87
    16   Search   87
    16   Kazistuta   87
    20   Safebet   86
    21   SemirS   85
    22   Triley36   82
    23   Chiron   79
    24   Comodoro   77
    25   Vladimir   74
    26   Joelsim   69
    27   Madrazo   65
    28   Blues_in_the_Bottle   63
    28   AmisVelo   63
    30   NorthAmericanScum   55
    31   Josedin   54
    32   Postmanhat   52
    33   Scrool07   49
    34   MellowVelo   48
    35   PremierAndrew   44
       CollectiveWisdom   115
       SoLastYear   36
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #22 on: March 03, 2019, 06:53 »
    AC did I miss points for Edward PLANCKAERT or BOOM  ?

    I had 2 5 pointers
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #23 on: March 03, 2019, 08:49 »
    Decent start despite only Trentin in top-10.
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #24 on: March 03, 2019, 11:47 »
    AC did I miss points for Edward PLANCKAERT or BOOM  ?

    I had 2 5 pointers
    Yeah, you have both of them, and they both contributed to your 290 points, I either glanced too quickly at your page, or I forgot a number while moving from Spreadsheet to web edit box.
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #25 on: March 03, 2019, 16:33 »
    Points will be low: first, second and fourth unpicked, third only on non-competing team So Last Year: we are down to Lampaert in 5th place before we get any proper scorers.
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    « Reply #26 on: March 03, 2019, 16:53 »
    Who is the rider that retired 6 weeks ago?
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    Re: 2019 Spring Classics CQ Game
    « Reply #27 on: March 03, 2019, 18:16 »
    23 points unless I missed a 5 point rider :win
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    « Reply #28 on: March 03, 2019, 18:23 »
    Who is the rider that retired 6 weeks ago?
    SemirS has Matthew Hayman, who I believe rode the TDU as his farewell, alongside a number of young pointless riders from teams unlikely to be invited to any of these races.
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    « Reply #29 on: March 03, 2019, 18:35 »
    23 points unless I missed a 5 point rider :win

    Who do you think is your 5 pointer?  The spreadsheet has you down for 18.
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