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Re: 2020 CQ Game Thread
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2020, 03:01 »
Update #4: Hakkie 2 Good for the Competition

With San Juan and Mallorca, as well as a couple of races in Australia and the Colombian nats, there were a wealth of races without giant points in any given one, but some of the weekly scores approached the big weeks to follow later in the year with multiple WT races! It was a very good week for some teams indeed.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Hakkie2   817
2   Jakob747   722
3   western_grebe   649
4   EvansIsTheBest   646
5   christopherrowe   626

Last year's podium finisher Hakkie2 wins the week with an incredible 817 points, beating every team but Jakob747 by over 100. Of course, if you're paying attention you'd have guessed that the winning team this week had to have Remco Evenepoel, who picked up a solid 210 points for the 26 teams who thought he'd still be a good pickup after his remarkable rookie year. As well, the 24 teams who picked the somewhat cheaper and somewhat older sophomore Matteo Moschetti had to be thrilled with his two wins in Mallorca, breaking even with 2019 after two days. Hakkie had them both. Aside from next highest scorer Marc Soler (88 points, 74 teams), most of the rest of the good points on Hakkie's team (83 from Gaviria, 62 McCarthy, 44 Fernandez, 40 Dainese) came from riders picked by 30 teams or fewer. A great start to the season. Jakob747, as mentioned, landed in second thanks to Evenepoel and Moschetti, and to rare picks Higuita (100 points, 4 teams) and Muhlberger (88 points, 2 teams). Game newcomer western grebe nabs third, edging out game veteran EvansIsTheBest by 3 points.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   christopherrowe   (+75)
2   Bicycle_Boy   (+74)
3   Jakob747   (+65)
4   Kazistuta   (+60)
5   Otoxiep87   (+58)
5   triley36   (+58)

Wow, some real jumps this week, and such a close race at the top of this classification. christopherrowe leaps an astounding 75 spots with a 'go big or go home' lineup of rare riders: unique pick Dries Devenyns really pays off with 180 points for winning in Australia (and is at 234 at a cost of 173 already), and the aforementioned Moschetti and Higuita. Bicycle Boy comes oh so close, but will have to be consoled with a 74 spot leap in the standings thanks to Remco, Moschetti, McNulty and Gaviria, while Jakob747 doubles up on the podiums this week.

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   will10   69
2   Jakob747   61
3   Fivezzz   55
4   Hakkie2   45
4   the asian   45
4   Object   45

This week is the first this year where will10 isn't in the top 15 of the week. That allows teams like Jakob747 (26 Green Jersey points on the week) and Fivezzz (10 on the week) to gain a bit, while Hakkie2 joins the ranks of weekly winners in the logjam at 4th place.

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (+55)   
2   (+22)   western_grebe   948
3   (+1)   zaka_fan   931
4   (+28)   EvansIsTheBest   926
5   (+5)   Marek   896
6   (+65)   Jakob747   888
7   (-)   18-Valve. (pithy)   869
8   (-3)   ChrisDK   852
9   (+24)   sodak_za   849
10   (-9)   Object   842

Well given that Hakkie2 scored 817 on the week and and 842 total will get you in the top 10, it's no wonder that their team scores a 55 spot leap into the top overall position. Now that we've seen some points get the season underway, there shouldn't be quite as dramatic leaps in the future, but we still do have a brand new top 3 and mostly new top 10, with last week's leader Object the only team that was on the podium last week still in the top 10. western grebe and zaka fan round out the podium.

I should mention that the Collective Wisdom team, composed of the most popular riders in the game, would be in 35th place at 645 points.

This week only sees the action pack up with stage races in multiple countries, including Spain, France, Malaysia, Australia and Saudi Arabia.

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