spring classics

by john rutherford   February 25, 2014  

does a purist team count for all the classic races because, in the rankings most of the big hitters eg Cancellara, Sagen, Martin, Boonen and a few more seem to be missing ? Have I missed something somewhere down the line ? At Wits End

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I think that there will be unlimited transfers between every single race, even for purists, so there will actually be no distinction between standard and purist in the classics competition - you essentially just get two teams. If I'm wrong, one of the guys that run the game will set us straight fairly shortly I'm sure.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
25th February 2014 - 18:13

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Cheers, just seen a link , you are spot on . Looks like I get two bites at the cherry to get it wrong in each race !!!

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posted by john rutherford [12 posts]
25th February 2014 - 18:25

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I'm currently planning on exactly the same team for both! There's probably a reason why that's a really bad idea...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
25th February 2014 - 18:59

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chrisdstripes wrote:
I'm currently planning on exactly the same team for both! There's probably a reason why that's a really bad idea...

That sounds like my mate who put the same numbers on twice for the lottery, he decided that if he was going to win then winning twice was better D Oh

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posted by stumps [2839 posts]
25th February 2014 - 20:36

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chrisdstripes wrote:
I'm currently planning on exactly the same team for both! There's probably a reason why that's a really bad idea...

Can work both ways, you get it right for a race with your standard team, yo would want the same for your purist. get it wrong for one right for the other, you will be thinking why did i not just put them as the same. Its a bigger dilemma if you want to do overall, currently 5th standard, 10th purist, as putting different teams means one will not do as well as the other and is always a bit of a kick in the teeth. However if you want to go for stage wins, and less about keeping up then go for two different teams.

In the form points scoring don't forget only your standard team is eligible, sot you want to get that one right, so if you wanna take risks for a stage win, id use your purist team

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
25th February 2014 - 22:19

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I know this'll sound stupid, but, if I leave my teams untouched from one stage of the Classics competition to the other, I won't have to reenter the riders again if I just want to keep the same team of riders, right? Thanks!

posted by monica [24 posts]
26th February 2014 - 4:21

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monica wrote:
I know this'll sound stupid, but, if I leave my teams untouched from one stage of the Classics competition to the other, I won't have to reenter the riders again if I just want to keep the same team of riders, right? Thanks!

Correct but unless each rider you pick is riding every race on the SC schedule then you are going to be at a disadvantage

posted by chiv30 [879 posts]
26th February 2014 - 6:35

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chiv30 wrote:
Correct but unless each rider you pick is riding every race on the SC schedule then you are going to be at a disadvantage

Ok, thanks, just wanted to know if I could skip a race or two and still get points if I had some riders still in the game. Thanks!

posted by monica [24 posts]
26th February 2014 - 12:51

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stumps wrote:
That sounds like my mate who put the same numbers on twice for the lottery, he decided that if he was going to win then winning twice was better D Oh

He's right. Tickets win prizes, not people. So if he had one ticket and he shared the jackpot with one other person who had one ticket then he'd get 50% of the jackpot, but by holding two tickets he'd get 66% of the jackpot.

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posted by Sanderville [229 posts]
26th February 2014 - 17:11

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