Forum competition: pick a 3.0 rider...

by Ghedebrav   January 19, 2014  

Just a thought for an off-the-cuff contest for us forum types - each 'adopt' a rider currently rated 3.0, and track them through the season. Whichever rider has the highest aggregate fantasy points at the end of the final race of the season wins (or rather, the person who picked them does).

The deadline for picking has now passed, so here are your riders:

Ghedebrav: Matej Mohoric
ray sylvester: Fronk Schleck
drheaton: Riccardo Zoidl
NeilG83: Cristophe Kern
DylanChurchill: Caleb Ewan
stumps: Michael Hepburn
Dave Atkinson: Julian Alaphillipe
livestrongnick: Gabriel Rasch
enrique: Axel Domont
JAndrewHill: Janez Brajkovic
chiv30: Jesse Sergent
TERatcliffe26: Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio
giff77: Mikhail Ignatyev
plynie: Alexander Rybakov
Gizmo: Rick Zabel
Twybados: Lasse Norman Hansen
Timbo13: Sebastian Henao
chrisdstripes: Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier
backflipbedlam: Phillip Gaimon
turboprannet: Michael Kolar
leortp: Caleb Fairly
stevemarks: Jasha Sutterlin
debbieg: Nelson Oliviera
JohnnyRemo: Dennis Van Winden
Mikeh789: Nathan Earle
arkadiak: Campbell Flakemore

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yes ray .flakemores approved ty.its Domont on 29 and flakemore on 24pts .thanks for keepin track m8

LEE IM ALWAYS WRONG BUT WIN ANYWAY.

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posted by arcadiak [16 posts]
25th January 2014 - 13:44

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I make it Domont on 28.....9+3+1+8+7(I think the rankings page is showing 29 because of a point carried over from last season in the 12 month rolling year as scored by the site)

Domont(enrique) 28
Flakemore(arcadiak) 24
Domont(enrique) 21
Ignatyev(giff77) 17
Alaphillippe(Big Boss Dave Atkinson) 9
Zabel(gizmo) 7
Earle(mikeh789) 5
Schleck(ray silvester) 3

Ghedebrav set a deadline of End of the TDU so.......last chance guys....still some decent riders left including San Luis stage winner Arredondo.....Mederel,Bernaudeau and Pichot who could reasonably be expected tpo feature in the TDF....Young Italian climber Cattaneo etc!!

posted by ray silvester [1746 posts]
25th January 2014 - 14:39

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JAndrewHill wrote:
Its definitely a marathon. Looking fwd to brajkovic winning the criterium again...mega pts for me.

I can't believe he's only 3.0 credits....this guy has top 10 GC's in grand tours to his name....has worn grand tour leaders jersey's and yes....won the Criterium De Dauphine in 2010...and can time trial.

Am I missing something obvious....an impending ban or anything?

posted by ray silvester [1746 posts]
25th January 2014 - 14:55

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ray silvester wrote:
JAndrewHill wrote:
Its definitely a marathon. Looking fwd to brajkovic winning the criterium again...mega pts for me.

I can't believe he's only 3.0 credits....this guy has top 10 GC's in grand tours to his name....has worn grand tour leaders jersey's and yes....won the Criterium De Dauphine in 2010...and can time trial.

Am I missing something obvious....an impending ban or anything?

A total lack of racing and form. Just look at Frank Schleck.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
25th January 2014 - 20:53

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drheaton wrote:
ray silvester wrote:
JAndrewHill wrote:
Its definitely a marathon. Looking fwd to brajkovic winning the criterium again...mega pts for me.

I can't believe he's only 3.0 credits....this guy has top 10 GC's in grand tours to his name....has worn grand tour leaders jersey's and yes....won the Criterium De Dauphine in 2010...and can time trial.

Am I missing something obvious....an impending ban or anything?

A total lack of racing and form. Just look at Frank Schleck.

I did.....and picked him!!

posted by ray silvester [1746 posts]
25th January 2014 - 22:53

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Guessing that's the deadline passed then.....

Scores after TDU

Domont(enrique) 32
Flakemore(arcadiak) 24
Domont(enrique) 21
Ignatyev(giff77) 17
Kolar(turboprannet) 12
Alaphillipe(Big Boss Dave Atkinson) 11
LeCuisinier(chrisdstripes) 10
Zabel(gizmo) 7
Ewan(DylanChurchill) 6
Earle(mikeh789) 5
Schleck(ray silvester) 3

posted by ray silvester [1746 posts]
26th January 2014 - 11:38

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ray silvester wrote:
Scores after TDU

Domont(enrique) 32
Flakemore(arcadiak) 24
Domont(enrique) 21
Ignatyev(giff77) 17
Kolar(turboprannet) 12
Alaphillipe(Big Boss Dave Atkinson) 11
LeCuisinier(chrisdstripes) 10
Zabel(gizmo) 7
Ewan(DylanChurchill) 6
Earle(mikeh789) 5
Schleck(ray silvester) 3

That's pretty cool! Now, can people keeep joining? Just choose someone who's 3.0 right now? Or is that it? Just the people who are already in? How about 'switching', if you spot someone who's 3.0 later in the season, hmmm? Thinking

chiv30 wrote:
I'll take sergent then...

Aw, man! What a great pick! Smile

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1515 posts]
28th January 2014 - 12:44

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Persoanlly that should be it for people joining "unless" they pick someone on zero points and no switching halfway through.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2667 posts]
28th January 2014 - 13:05

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I have no problem with new joiners BUT they should be forced to pick someone who has scored no points and is worth 3 credits as at the start of the season.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
28th January 2014 - 14:56

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I think it's easier to close it to be honest.....deadlines were given plenty of times

posted by ray silvester [1746 posts]
28th January 2014 - 17:33

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Shall we agree to let Ghedebrav make the final decision as it was his idea ?

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2667 posts]
28th January 2014 - 17:37

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Im sure I read somewhere he had said the end of TDU?

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3780 posts]
28th January 2014 - 18:43

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I did say end of TDU originally, so let's stick with that. I'll modify the OP now. Definitely no changing once you've picked, sorry enrique.

Apologies, brain a bit addled between work and baby night feeds at the moment. But yes, now closed.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1023 posts]
28th January 2014 - 21:07

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Sergent(chiv30),Kolar(turboprannet),Rasch(livestrongnick),Hepburn(stumps) seem to be the runners and riders for the tour of Qatar.....I'd expect Sergent to go well in the flat short desert TT.

C.Kern(neilG83),Zoidl(drheaton),Ignatyev(giff77) and Rybakov(plynie) are provisionally down for the TourMed.

posted by ray silvester [1746 posts]
8th February 2014 - 9:43

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None of the 3pt'ers scored in TOQ stage 1 Plain Face

posted by ray silvester [1746 posts]
9th February 2014 - 22:29

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ray silvester wrote:
None of the 3pt'ers scored in TOQ stage 1 Plain Face

same for stage 2!!

posted by ray silvester [1746 posts]
10th February 2014 - 23:27

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Hepburn to win stage 3 ITT - now that would be special Big Grin

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posted by stumps [2667 posts]
11th February 2014 - 12:14

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Hepburn(stumps) and Sergent(chiv30) sitting 1st and 3rd in the TOQ ITT.....for now Wave

posted by ray silvester [1746 posts]
11th February 2014 - 13:19

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Hepburn(stumps) 37
Domont(enrique) 32
Flakemore(arcadiak) 24
Domont(enrique) 21
Ignatyev(giff77) 17
Kolar(turboprannet) 12
Alaphillipe(Big Boss Dave Atkinson) 11
LeCuisinier(chrisdstripes) 10
Sergent(chiv30) 8
Zabel(gizmo) 7
Ewan(DylanChurchill) 6
Earle(mikeh789) 5
Schleck(ray silvester) 3

Very impressive ITT win for young Hepburn....anytime you can take down Lars Boom and Spartacus is cause for chapeau!!

posted by ray silvester [1746 posts]
11th February 2014 - 18:30

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2 more for Hepburn thanks to his points competition standing.

Hepburn(stumps) 39
Domont(enrique) 32
Flakemore(arcadiak) 24
Domont(enrique) 21
Ignatyev(giff77) 17
Kolar(turboprannet) 12
Alaphillipe(Big Boss Dave Atkinson) 11
LeCuisinier(chrisdstripes) 10
Sergent(chiv30) 8
Zabel(gizmo) 7
Ewan(DylanChurchill) 6
Earle(mikeh789) 5
Schleck(ray silvester) 3

posted by ray silvester [1746 posts]
13th February 2014 - 10:06

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By my reckoning, the following are on current startlists...

Med...
Rybakov (plynie)
Kern (neilG)
Zoidl (drh)

Oman...
Brajkovic (JAndrewHill)
Hepburn (stumps)
Frank Schleck (Ray)
Sergent (chiv)

Algarve...
Lecuisinier (me)

Thats only from a fairly quick scan, so I might have missed someone, and it will change anyway...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1539 posts]
13th February 2014 - 11:05

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The first double race day of the season saw the grand total of NIL points for our 3 point posse Laughing

posted by ray silvester [1746 posts]
14th February 2014 - 13:13

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ummmmm Thinking whys Domont on the list twice for enrique? Surprise

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1699 posts]
15th February 2014 - 12:24

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livestrongnick wrote:
ummmmm Thinking whys Domont on the list twice for enrique? Surprise

My mistake....forgot to delete Domont and his previous score of 21 as he went to 28pts (and then subsequently 32 pts)

posted by ray silvester [1746 posts]
15th February 2014 - 12:32

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8 for Sergent(chiv30) and 10 for Kolar(turboprannet) in the final stage of the TOQ....nothing to write home about in the Med yet!!

Hepburn(stumps) 39
Domont(enrique) 32
Flakemore(arcadiak) 24
Kolar(turboprannet) 22
Ignatyev(giff77) 17
Sergent(chiv30)16
Alaphillipe(Big Boss Dave Atkinson) 11
LeCuisinier(chrisdstripes) 10
Zabel(gizmo) 7
Ewan(DylanChurchill) 6
Earle(mikeh789) 5
Schleck(ray silvester) 3

posted by ray silvester [1746 posts]
15th February 2014 - 12:33

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Well 8 points is better than nothing although I was hoping for more , c'est la vie

posted by chiv30 [848 posts]
15th February 2014 - 13:24

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chiv30 wrote:
Well 8 points is better than nothing although I was hoping for more , c'est la vie

Looks like he's pencilled in for Oman,The Ronde and Paris Roubaix though.....maybe he'll pick up teammate bonuses when Schleckster wins all three LOL

posted by ray silvester [1746 posts]
15th February 2014 - 13:50

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Hepburn is in for the Oman tour, lets hope he picks up a few more points.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2667 posts]
15th February 2014 - 14:36

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10 for c.Kern(NeilG83) in stage 3 of the Med and a whopping 39 for Zoidl(drheaton) in the ITT means we have new joint leaders

Hepburn(stumps) 39
Zoidl(drheaton) 39
Domont(enrique) 32
Flakemore(arcadiak) 24
Kolar(turboprannet) 22
Ignatyev(giff77) 17
Sergent(chiv30)16
Alaphillipe(Big Boss Dave Atkinson) 11
LeCuisinier(chrisdstripes) 10
C.Kern(NeilG83) 10
Zabel(gizmo) 7
Ewan(DylanChurchill) 6
Earle(mikeh789) 5
Schleck(ray silvester) 3

posted by ray silvester [1746 posts]
16th February 2014 - 14:45

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We are upto 92 comments, do people agree to start the thread a fresh with Ray's last update on the scores ?

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2667 posts]
16th February 2014 - 19:13

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