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Re: 2021 Spring Classics CQ Game
« on: April 05, 2021, 13:07 »
Race 16: Ronde van Vlaanderen

For the 6th race in a row, nobody picked the winner, but even so, the scores in this race were massive.

Race Pos'n Pts Teams
2      VAN DER POEL Mathieu      170      6
3      VAN AVERMAET Greg      145      13
4      STUYVEN Jasper      125      3
5      VANMARCKE Sep      112      19
8      TURGIS Anthony      80      4
9      SENECHAL Florian      70      1
11      LAPORTE Christophe      54      8
12      BENOOT Tiesj      46      1
15      SAGAN Peter      34      4
17      LAMPAERT Yves      30      1
21      MATTHEWS Michael      22      1
22      POLITT Nils      20      19
23      GARCIA CORTINA Ivan      18      4
24      HOFSTETTER Hugo      16      2
25      WELLENS Tim      14      6
28      BETTIOL Alberto      8      2
30      DEGENKOLB John      6      2
and twenty 5 point finishers.

This race Main scorers Green points
1      Madrazo      500   Van Avermaet/Stuyven/Vanmarcke/Laporte   80
2      AmisVelo      462   Van der Poel/Van Avermaet/Vanmarcke   42.5
2      RoteLaterne      462   Van der Poel/Van Avermaet/Vanmarcke   42.5
4      Blues_in_the_Bottle      447   Van der Poel/Van Avermaet/Vanmarcke   25
5      DJSprtsch      411   Van der Poel/Stuyven/Vanmarcke   15
6      MellowVelo      406   Van Avermaet/Vanmarcke/Turgis/Laporte   10
7      Search      373   Van der Poel/Vanmarcke/Turgis   5
8      Ray10      371            3
9      JustSomeGuy      364            2
10      Bminchow      358            1
11      Armchair      346            
12      Comodoro      331            
13      SemirS      319            
13      Leadbelly      319            
15      Scrool07      316            
16      Josedin      297            
17      Otoxiep87      262            
18      ChrisDK      256            
19      Kazistuta      209            
20      Googolplex      201            
21      Del1962      199            
22      Triley36      161            
      CollectiveWisdom      406         

Obviously the 2020 suppression of points in the cost of riders helped, but I am fairly sure we have not had race scores anything like that high in the Classics game before.

Green points
If it is not inappropriate to apply stage race analogies to a Classics game, Madrazo was already in yellow, and won the stage, thereby taking the green jersey too.  Though I guess ChrisDK will have to wear green while watching Scheldeprijs on Wednesday.

Green points change in rank
1      Madrazo      351      2
2      ChrisDK      330.03      -1
3      Josedin      297.03      -1
4      RoteLaterne      248.71      2
5      DJSprtsch      232.21      0
6      Ray10      221.1      -2
7      AmisVelo      204.32      3
8      Blues_in_the_Bottle      191.82      1
9      Kazistuta      175.82      -2
10      SemirS      168      -2
11      MellowVelo      135.32      0
12      Triley36      123      0
13      Del1962      113.21      0
14      JustSomeGuy      105.5      0
15      Bminchow      95      0
16      Leadbelly      68.32      0
17      Comodoro      67.21      0
18      Otoxiep87      65      0
19      Search      43.5      1
20      Armchair      43      -1
21      Scrool07      13.21      0
22      Googolplex      9      0


Standings

The top 6 teams in the Ronde were all already in the top eight here,  so the big scores did not shake up the table as much as they might have.  Amis Velo moving to second is the most significant change, but 500 points today gives Madrazo a healthy margin at the pivotal point of the game.

1 Madrazo 2216 0
2      AmisVelo      2072      1
3      Josedin      1960      -1
4      RoteLaterne      1876      1
5      MellowVelo      1870      -1
6      Blues_in_the_Bottle      1785      1
7      DJSprtsch      1742      1
8      Ray10      1682      1
9      ChrisDK      1638      -3
10      SemirS      1583      0
11      Bminchow      1581      1
12      Leadbelly      1575      -1
13      JustSomeGuy      1499      1
14      Armchair      1477      1
15      Search      1432      3
16      Kazistuta      1412      -3
17      Del1962      1304      0
18      Otoxiep87      1303      1
19      Triley36      1292      -4
20      Comodoro      1284      0
21      Scrool07      1093      1
22      Googolplex      1053      -1
      CollectiveWisdom      1964      
      SoLastYear      0   

CN 1502
VR  1692

With the postponement of Paris-Roubaix beyond the time frame of this game, we have now reached the end of scoring for those picks who specialise in the bumpy roads, and (after the sprinters' roller derby in Scheldeprijs and the strange in-between that is the Brabantse Pijl) it will be down to what spaces we left in our teams for the hill climbers.

It looks like it is for Philippe Gilbert to defend Madrazo's lead in the Ardennes against whatever Jungels and Vansevenant might manage for Amis Velo and Josedin, but as ever, something unexpected might happen, and it could all be a matter of who will have most guys trailing in with the grupetto for five points.

Wednesday brings us back here for Scheldeprijs, but the main scorers there tend to be expensive sprinters who are not widely picked in the game.  But with Merlier (ChrisDK) and Bol (Kazistuta) we might get something other than scraps.

See you then.
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