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Re: 2020 TdF CQ Game
« on: August 20, 2020, 15:27 »

Prices are not as low as you might imagine (or hope).  What I think CQ have done for their current rankings is to include not only all results in the last 12 months (as per usual), but also results from 2019 races that had  their 2020 equivalent rescheduled by the time it was due to start.  (Their explanation:"If on the day of the (postponed) race - or the last day of a stage race - the new date has NOT been announced, the points scored in the previous year will be subtracted in our rankings.  If the new date has been published, these points will be retained until the new race date."
So to look at Rui Costa, as an example, his score (download of 16 August) is 500 points:
326 from races in 2020, so nothing unusual
80 from the World Championships (less than a year ago, 2020 version not yet held, same as any other year)
71 from the Canadian GPs (cancelled this year, but still less than a year ago)
23 from last year's Tour de France (more than a year ago, but it was rescheduled before the anniversary date)
His score does not include points from the 2019 Milan-Torino (less than a year ago, but 2020 edition already held), nor his points from earlier than 22/08/19 (except the Tour)  That means that his Tirreno Adriatico and BrabantsePijl/Fleche/AmstelGR points from last year are not in his current price (the 2020 versions have not yet been held, but as of the date the 2020 versions were to take place, they had not yet been rescheduled).

So in short, 2019 points for the Tour and the Giro (and a few other races probably) are still in there although they were more than a year ago, but riders who would probably have gained points in the spring classics or stage races like Romandie/Suisse/Catalunia/Basque Country/Tirreno-Adriatico are cheaper this year than they would be most years.
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