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Re: 2020 CQ Game Thread
« Reply #60 on: August 25, 2020, 23:15 »
Update #18: A Quieter Week Still Reshuffles the Standings



With no WorldTour races, and riders that weren't picked or were quite rare in the game taking up the wins in the major national championships as well as Wallonie, Emillia and Limousin, it was a bit of a breather in between the last few frantic weeks and the start of the TdF in terms of point totals. Still, although the very top of the overall standings remains stratified, it is quite the jumble just below jockeying for position.



This Week's Top Scorers



Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Nathanptz   439
2   ChrisDK   419
3   Mayomaniac   401
4   Nyssinator   390
5   Luthor   378
5   Wallenquist   378


It's not an 1000 point week, but 439 points will still serve you well in this game, and Nathanptz takes the week by 20 points over ChrisDK. Nathanptz collected a good breadth of points from national championship placings for relatively rare riders, like 84 from Eekhoff and Ballerini (18 and 22 teams), 78 from Ruben Fernandez (17 teams), 70 from the eternal fountain of Wout van Aert (11 teams), and 62 from Ivan Garcia Cortina (10 teams). ChrisDK took a different route as their team often has this year, front-loading with 137 points from unique pick Clement Venturini, 130 from the impressive Vlasov (2 teams), and 78 from unique pick Senechal. Mayomaniac rounds out the podium and cracks 400 points as well.



This Week's High Movers



Rank   Team   Up/down
1   Nathanptz   (+18)
2   ChrisDK   (+16)
3   Mayomaniac   (+15)
4   Sestriere   (+13)
5   VeloRooms   (+12)
5   Luthor   (+12)


The exact same top 3 in the exact same order top this list as well; all 3 teams parlay their points gains into double digit leaps up the standings.



Green Jersey Competition




Rank   Team   Total
1   Jakob747   230.7
2   ChrisDK   174
3   EvansIsTheBest   131
4   Hakkie2   122
5   Sestriere   107.3


Some teams on the Green Jersey standings are also the teams right at the top of the overall standings, and some have teams more suited to weekly bursts, and this mix is no different. ChrisDK gains 35 points (on top of 20 last week) to solidify second, although Jakob747 is still comfortably in first by over 50 points. ChrisDK's team is full of rare or unique riders, and the combo is going impressively this year, with their team inside the top 25 overall, but with some very strong weeks in the rankings due to distinct riders standing out. Sestriere gets 18 points on the week to jump into the top 5 too.



Top 10 Overall



Rank   Up/down   Team   Points
1   (-)   
EvansIsTheBest
4801
2   (-)   Jakob747   4699
3   (-)   18-Valve. (pithy)   4282
4   (-)   Hakkie2   4152
5   (+9)   Nyssinator   4093
6   (-1)   karaev   4054
6   (+3)   mineralJ   4054
8   (+5)   skidmark   4053
9   (-1)   sodak_za   4050
10   (+5)   BlueRoads   4032


Jakob747 gains 38 points on EvansIsTheBest this week, but none of the top 4 overall finished in the top 30 of the week. Even so, their built lead was such that they weathered the storm and maintained the status quo. Not so in the second half of the top 10. A mere 61 points separate 5th to 10th, and in fact going down further, 16th place is only 82 points back of 10th. So there is quite the battle for positioning coming into the Tour - especially note that 6th to 9th are separated by a mere 4 points!! Very exciting stuff. Nyssinator, skidmark and BlueRoads enter the top 10 this week, while western grebe, Object and hfgon1 fall out (but, as noted, are not far away from a potential return).



This week the points action is all in France - Bretagne Classic and Euros in Brittany, and the Tour gets underway in Nice on Saturday. Big daily points over the next 3 weeks as we get into Grand Tour season!



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