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Re: 2021 CQ Game Thread
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2021, 17:39 »
3rd overall let's stop the competition right here :D
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    Re: 2021 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #31 on: February 16, 2021, 03:35 »
    Update #3: Hugo Boss



    We have been building up in our limited French calendar so far, going from a 1.1 the first week of the game to a 2.1 and nationals the second week, to a 2.PS and 1.PS this week. And indeed, with Provence and Almeria taking place this week, we see our biggest points week in the game so far!



    This Week's Top Scorers




    Rank   Team   Points this week
    1   Jon_Ezeitza   586
    2   Hugo Koblet   561
    3   Crevaison   559
    4   Northerner   547
    5   karaev   536


    Having the podium of the stage race of the week is a fine basis for winning the week; indeed, Jon Ezeitza takes it with Sosa (183 points, 42 teams), Alaphilippe (120, 27), and Bernal (107, pretty much everyone) forming a good start. Add in 62 from Mollema and 50 from Vansevenant (at a cost of 15!) and you've got a winner! A few minor points from Almeria put it over the top. Hugo Koblet gets second this week, but won't be crying too much as he was already in first overall coming in. Crevaison gets third - both of the other podium finishers didn't have Mollema but did have 52 from Dupont in Almeria, and had a little bit less than Jon Ezeitza from the minor points.



    This Week's High Movers




    Rank   Team   Up/down
    1   karaev   (+56)
    2   ChrisDK   (+53)
    3   bminchow   (+48)
    4   Earns1985   (+46)
    5   MuddyWaters   (+42)


    Some huge leaps this week as the table isn't yet settled so there is room to move! karaev takes top spot this week, with ChrisDK and defending champ bminchow right behind. All 3 teams also have the Provence podium, without a key rider or two of the three top scorers from the previous list, but all the top scoring teams this week are very similar.



    Green Jersey Competition



    Rank   Team   Total
    1   Hugo Koblet   106.67
    2   Boris98   62.67
    3   Jon_Ezeitza   62
    4   LaFlorecita   55
    5   Crevaison   51


    Wow, three weeks in and you can barely get in the top 10 with the 45 points you'd get for a weekly win! There are a few teams that are faring quite well in the French races at the start of the season and scoring week upon week. Hugo's 35 points puts their team ahead with a huge lead, almost no one else is even within 45 points. Boris98 and Jon Ezeitza are buzzing around the top here too.



    Top 10 Overall




    Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
    1   (-)   
    Hugo Koblet
    995
    2   (+1)   LaFlorecita   891
    3   (+7)   Northerner   887
    4   (+8)   Object   840
    5   (-)   Hakkie2   817
    6   (-)   rote_laterne   804
    7   (+14)   Crevaison   778
    8   (-)   manafana   767
    9   (+34)   Jon_Ezeitza   740
    10   (-8)   Boris98   707


    Some long-time game participants near the top of the list here, and at the top of the list once again is Hugo Koblet, coming oh so close to cracking 1000 points. Second on the week extends his lead to over 100 points, while LaFlorecita moves up one spot and Northerner rounds out the podium. Some big leaps into the top 10 from Object, Crevaison, and especially Jon Ezeitza, while Gigs_98, Armchair Cyclist and postmanhat fall out.



    Normally, this upcoming week would be a flurry of early season activity, continuing the ramp-up to Opening Weekend with Algarve, Andalucia, and the oft-overlooked snack of Haut Var in France, three days long and .1 level. But now, with the former two postponed, Haut Var gets its outsized time in the sun! Since the season has actually started, things seem to have stabilized a bit, in terms of covid numbers holding or declining, and no whispers of any new races being postponed or cancelled. So... fingers crossed, but after this week, we get our first WT action with the UAE Tour (with even some CQ points this week), and that will take us all the way to Belgium!



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    Re: 2021 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #32 on: February 23, 2021, 05:13 »
    Update #4: So Var So Good



    It was (hopefully!) the quietest week we'll have in quite awhile here at the CQ game, with the 3-day 2.1 Tour du Var taking centre stage, plus a stage of UAE Tour that happened before the update as well. So after the excitement and scramble to get on the starting lists on the early season races, we can take a breath and assess the first part of our respective teams' seasons before the top-level races start happening fast and furious, starting with this weekend. The start of the season was rocky with the covid changes, but we've tentatively made it through the races that survived the first round of cancellations.



    This Week's Top Scorers




    Rank   Team   Points this week
    1   Devils_Elbow   220
    2   adamski101   199
    3   trackstand   196
    4   Nicosix   182
    5   EvansIsTheBest   180


    Only one team breaking 200 points this week, and it's Devils Elbow! Congratulations. As nobody had Brambilla and only 3 teams had Rusty Woods, Devils Elbow's team is driven by 102 points from Bauke Mollema (33 teams) for third place (+ stage placings), and 48 from David Gaudu (19 teams). But actually it seems like what's put their team over the top was the inclusion of Monday's UAE TT stage in the CQ ranking, getting 30 points from Bissegger (18 points) and Bjerg (12) there. adamski101 would've taken the week without that stage's inclusion, with a spread-out haul from Ben O'Connor (55 points, 5 teams), Gaudu, Valentin Madouas (45, 4) and MvdP (39, 9). Team trackstand takes the third spot.



    This Week's High Movers




    Rank   Team   Up/down
    1   Devils_Elbow   (+26)
    2   Nakazar   (+20)
    3   adamski101   (+18)
    4   EvansIsTheBest   (+16)
    5   Yellow Knight   (+15)


    Devils Elbow doubles up here, jumping a modest (compared to the volatile first few weeks) 26 spots in the standings. Nakazar is a newcomer on this ranking, while adamski101 gets a second podium of the week.



    Green Jersey Competition




    Rank   Team   Total
    1   Hugo Koblet   106.67
    2   Boris98   62.67
    3   Jon_Ezeitza   62
    4   LaFlorecita   55
    5   Crevaison   51


    No change from last week, no scoring from the top 5. Devils Elbow gets 7th overall with 45 points for the weekly win.



    Top 10 Overall




    Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
    1   (-)   
    Hugo Koblet
    1030
    2   (+1)   Northerner   998
    3   (-1)   LaFlorecita   977
    4   (-)   Object   966
    5   (+1)   rote_laterne   906
    6   (+2)   manafana   879
    7   (+2)   Jon_Ezeitza   858
    8   (-3)   Hakkie2   848
    9   (+2)   R_O_Shipman   808
    9   (+4)   skidmark   808


    Hugo Koblet holds onto the top spot again this week despite scoring only 35 points; no other top 10 teams cleared 130 so not much ground was made up. Northerner and LaFlorecita switch places on the podium, while lower down, R_O_Shipman and skidmark enter the top 10, and Crevaison and Boris98 tumble out.



    This week... *deep breath*... it's OPENING WEEKEND! The first WT race of the season, the UAE Tour, is not to be overlooked, there are a couple of fun mountains even though the GC race was drastically thinned on the first day. But as that winds up, we get the hallowed double of Het Nieuwsblad and KBK in Belgium, and the "nobody pays attention to these races but they give out some decent CQ points" undercard of two .Pro races in France.



    The 'real' opening of the European season ushers in the flurry of classic races (and capital-C Classics) coming in the month ahead. Let's see some racing!



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    Re: 2021 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #33 on: February 23, 2021, 10:43 »


    This week... *deep breath*... it's OPENING WEEKEND!... we get the hallowed double of Het Nieuwsblad and KBK in Belgium, and the "nobody pays attention to these races but they give out some decent CQ points" undercard of two .Pro races in France.



    The 'real' opening of the European season ushers in the flurry of classic races (and capital-C Classics) coming in the month ahead. Let's see some racing!

    And those four races, and 19 other Classics/classics up to the beginning of May, make up the Spring Classics CQ game, for which you can use the same price list as you did for this game.   Don't forget to get your team (12 men, 3000 pt budget) to me before the Omloop.
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    Re: 2021 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #34 on: February 26, 2021, 20:49 »
    I've never been this long in the top ten. And Flo's team has quite some start.  :cool
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    Re: 2021 CQ Game Thread
    « Reply #35 on: March 02, 2021, 01:31 »
    Update #5: The Season is On!



    Although the really big points are still in the future, Opening Weekend certainly always feels like its name, and the UAE Tour always feels like... uh, well, some World Tour points, more significant this year as the first WT race without the Australian races. But if anyone was wondering what the CQ game is going to look like in 2021 with tons of relatively 'discounted' riders, this week was definitely a preview to kick it off. Last week Hugo was the only team with over 1000 points; some of this week's scores alone would have caught that mark.



    This Week's Top Scorers



    Rank   Team   Points this week
    1   Nakazar   954
    2   Otoxiep87   845
    3   Devils_Elbow   832
    4   mineralJ   799
    5   Northerner   791


    This is some "GC of a Grand Tour week" kind of scores. Nobody makes 4 digits, but Nakazar leads the pack with 954 points. Some of that, including their team's highest scorer (Adam Yates, 175 points, 13 teams) was in the UAE Tour, but the bulk was from Belgium and France. Some good points from relatively rare picks David Gaudu (136 points, 19 teams) and Mads Pedersen (135, 5), and also from Anthony Turgis (98, 2) and Phil Gil (70, 19), as well as more popular picks like Pidcock, Politt and Buchmann. A solid all around effort! Otoxiep87 went another direction, as one of the two teams to take Pogacar (286 points) at his 2000+ point cost, helped by a supporting cost of popular picks (Vanmarcke/Pidcock/Politt) and good value picks like David Dekker (60 points, 10 teams) and Clement Champoussin (78 points, 16). Devils Elbow, winner last week, has another solid outing with a lot more points than last week's relatively minor haul.



    This Week's High Movers




    1   Nakazar   (+37)
    2   escartin   (+33)
    3   ray10   (+29)
    4   Devils_Elbow   (+26)
    4   Rebecops   (+26)


    Nakazar doubles up here, with the gigantic haul finding a proportionate jump up  the standings. The other two on the podium are new names, with escartin benefitting from the same Gaudu/Pedersen combo as Nakazar (as well as another large supporting cast), and ray10 rounds it out with a 29 spot jump.



    Green Jersey Competition



    Rank   Team   Total
    1   Hugo Koblet   118.67
    2   Devils_Elbow   75
    3   Northerner   66
    4   Nakazar   65
    5   Boris98   62.67


    Not to be left behind, Hugo Koblet gets 12 points in the green jersey competition for another solid week, and indeed the top 4 overall all scored here this week. Hugo still basically has a one-week (45 points for a win) lead over everyone else. Devils Elbow and Nakazar vault into the top echelon here after two great weeks in a row.



    Top 10 Overall



    Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
    1   (+1)   
    Northerner
    1789
    2   (-1)   Hugo Koblet   1777
    3   (+3)   manafana   1652
    4   (+8)   Otoxiep87   1643
    5   (+10)   shalgo   1535
    6   (+14)   Total Package   1518
    7   (+37)   Nakazar   1515
    8   (+5)   Squire   1504
    9   (-)   skidmark   1486
    10   (-6)   Object   1482
    10   (-3)   Jon_Ezeitza   1482


    Lots of movement on the charts this week - only 3 of the 93 teams are in the same spot as last week - and the top spot switches places by the barest of margins. Despite the good week, Hugo Koblet gets overtaken by Northerner by 12 points, and those two are over 100 points ahead of the next teams on the list. manafana nabs the final podium spot by 9 points. some big jumps into the top 10, with Otoxiep87, shalgo, Total Package, Nakazar and Squire moving in, and rote laterne, Hakkie2, LaFlorecita and RO Shipman falling out.



    This week: a bit calmer of a week than last week, but still some good stuff, with La Samyn, Laigueglia mid-week and then Strade Bianche on Saturday, a 1.Pro Italian race Sunday, and the start of Paris-Nice, after which it just keeps rolling. Remember a year ago when the last stage of the UAE Tour was cancelled, Strade Bianche was nixed and Paris-Nice was in doubt and everything was happening very quickly? Phew, I know I've said it before, but I'm grateful to be seeing some racing!



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