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Pretty new at this but I thought I'd ask. Strade Bianche is coming up next weekend. I know start lists aren't definite yet but I was playing around with the game interface and could have sworn that at some point I could choose riders that weren't on the 'active' list and put them on my team, even if temporarily. I don't remember how I did it, though. Right now I can only see riders that are 'in the start list' and 'popular riders'. Am I doing something wrong? Do I need to do something else? Maybe I just imagined it? Thanks for any help.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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No you've not done anything wrong. The filter tab hasn't got the usual select all riders option  39

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dingo [4 posts] 2 years ago
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Thanks for clearing that up, mate. Who turns that feature on or off? I'd like to start looking at what the values are and start building a team.

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mtm_01 [196 posts] 2 years ago
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Me too, also noticed this today.

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pcsplace [20 posts] 2 years ago
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Is the Strade Bianche rider list accurate? Seems to have 456 riders available at the moment and I have confirmed I have the "in startlist" filter selected.

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Twybaydos [448 posts] 2 years ago
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I don't think the rider list has been finalised yet. teams such as Giant, Trek and MTN have named their teams but other teams such as OPQS are yet to do so. I believe the powers that be have adjusted the rider list to remove teams which are not participating (e.g. FDJ) but left all potential riders from the teams participating. For example, looking at OPQS - Boonen is in the potential list but he will be having a break before Paris-Nice; Thomas De Gendt and Andrew Fenn is also in this list but they are down to race Dreidaagse van West Vlanderen that day.

You may wish to wait.

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Twybaydos [448 posts] 2 years ago
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I don't think the rider list has been finalised yet. teams such as Giant, Trek and MTN have named their teams but other teams such as OPQS are yet to do so. I believe the powers that be have adjusted the rider list to remove teams which are not participating (e.g. FDJ) but left all potential riders from the teams participating. For example, looking at OPQS - Boonen is in the potential list but he will be having a break before Paris-Nice; Thomas De Gendt and Andrew Fenn is also in this list but they are down to race Dreidaagse van West Vlanderen that day.

You may wish to wait.

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pcsplace [20 posts] 2 years ago
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Thanks, I will be patient. Just know we have a few teams to sort out for this weekend and limited time to do it, part of the fun I guess though as we are all in the same boat  1

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 2 years ago
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Already got my team from the declared riders on PCS. Unless any of them withdraw can't imagine wanting to change it.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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I've had a team in mind for over a week now. Just waiting for final listings before committing.....  39

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 2 years ago
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They're not very recent startlists though, must have been drawn up at least a couple of weeks ago

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dave atkinson [6258 posts] 2 years ago
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Most recent startlist is up now. until yesterday it was patchy, to say the least. plenty of teams confirmed today

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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I may be wrong but I think this is the official start list:

http://www.gazzetta.it/Speciali/StradeBianche/2011/it/download/SB-Iscrit...

Atl least it's got the official Strade Bianche and RCS Sports logos on it  1

(Courtesy of @StradeBianche)

It can be found at the Gazetta site:

http://www.gazzetta.it/Speciali/StradeBianche/it/

when you click on "Inscriti" under 'Info Generali'

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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IAM Cycling's 3.0 rider 'Primin' Lang should be 'Pirmin'...

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 2 years ago
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enrique wrote:

I may be wrong but I think this is the official start list:

http://www.gazzetta.it/Speciali/StradeBianche/2011/it/download/SB-Iscrit...

Atl least it's got the official Strade Bianche and RCS Sports logos on it  1

(Courtesy of @StradeBianche)

It can be found at the Gazetta site:

http://www.gazzetta.it/Speciali/StradeBianche/it/

when you click on "Inscriti" under 'Info Generali'

Your right that what you are showing is official, my point being that it was out of date and published over 2 weeks ago, one rider being on that list gives it away. So Dave was waiting for reconfirmation of official team

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dave atkinson [6258 posts] 2 years ago
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enrique wrote:

IAM Cycling's 3.0 rider 'Primin' Lang should be 'Pirmin'...

somebody keeps changing Songezo Jim's name to Jim Songezo too. STOP IT.

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:

somebody keeps changing Songezo Jim's name to Jim Songezo too. STOP IT.  1

Heh heh... Always think of doing that when I see that name...

About Strade Bianche, could you guys add the Neri sottoli.it - Yellow Fluo team to the start list, please? Thanks!  1

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Enrique, do you have a job? Or do you just sit all day looking at the road.cc rider lists searching for spelling mistakes and missing riders?

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20thebear [54 posts] 2 years ago
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Please add FINETTO Mauro back to the start list.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:
enrique wrote:

IAM Cycling's 3.0 rider 'Primin' Lang should be 'Pirmin'...

somebody keeps changing Songezo Jim's name to Jim Songezo too. STOP IT.

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I,rather patronisingly,always think of him as 'Sonny Jim'!!

however I do follow him on twitter so we're quits!!

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

Enrique, do you have a job? Or do you just sit all day looking at the road.cc rider lists searching for spelling mistakes and missing riders?

I can see you don't appreciate the job I do making sure the game start lists are accurate and we don't share the same enthusiasm for getting the spelling of people's names right, but that's ok... I have the consolation that if any rider came here and saw their mispelled name corrected they'd feel like they have true fans here and that's good enough for me.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Do we still have the situation where Spartacus will get a section of the road named after him if he wins......I remember a lot of stuff about it last season and I think it was for a third win?

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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enrique wrote:
drheaton wrote:

Enrique, do you have a job? Or do you just sit all day looking at the road.cc rider lists searching for spelling mistakes and missing riders?

I can see you don't appreciate the job I do making sure the game start lists are accurate and we don't share the same enthusiasm for getting the spelling of people's names right, but that's ok... I have the consolation that if any rider came here and saw their mispelled name corrected they'd feel like they have true fans here and that's good enough for me.

And I can see that you still don't appreciate the fact that startlists are constantly changing until the last minute and that, as useless as you appear to think those running the game are, we will update them. Unfortunately we all have other things to be doing with our lives around running the game and as such cannot react within minutes to the latest change in rosters. Roster updates are usually done every couple of days up until a few days before a race starts at which point any changes are usually updated daily.

What's more, we check lots of sources and believe it or not we know what we're doing, for example we know that the 'official' startlist is usually at least a couple of weeks out of date by the time a race opens on the game and that even those rosters listed on teams website are usually crap when we get to 2-3 days out from a race.

That's why roster updates are forever a work in progress and will always be slightly out of date from the 'current picture'. That's also why players are always encouraged to look at rosters themselves separate from the game because they may be more up to date and why the new feature was rolled out ensuring that when a rider is removed from a roster who is in your team you are informed.

I'm sorry that you don't appreciate all the work that goes into this and that we don't live up to your expectations but we do our best.

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stenmeister [306 posts] 2 years ago
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I have been using this site to get startlists and it has served me well so far:

http://www.procyclingstats.com/index.php

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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stenmeister wrote:

I have been using this site to get startlists and it has served me well so far:

http://www.procyclingstats.com/index.php

That's a good choice and my main source of info along with cyclingfever.

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

I'm sorry that you don't appreciate all the work that goes into this and that we don't live up to your expectations but we do our best.

I very much do appreciate all the work that goes into this game. I am very fond of this game, its simplicity and its beautiful design. I love it. I know you know it.

And I know you, Dave and TER are incredibly dedicated, careful and thorough. I actually admire (!) your work and thoroughly enjoy it. You have no bigger fan. The game has more (!) than lived up to anyone's expectations, much less mine. It has grown to simply be the best out there and I think everybody here knows it.

You have misjudged or misread or misunderstood my writing. I am incredibly invested in this game.

Please, though you may find it annoying, take my pointing out that a rider or a team is missing as nothing more than an observation, not as a judgement of your work, just see it as a very avid game player, though not a very competent one, being quite enthusiastic about making sure all the riders in a race are in the game. I'm sorry to have hurt your feelings. Wanna hug it out?  4

Classic scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZvarRe-XVQ

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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enrique wrote:
drheaton wrote:

I'm sorry that you don't appreciate all the work that goes into this and that we don't live up to your expectations but we do our best.

And I know you, Dave and TER are incredibly dedicated, careful and thorough.

You missed Gkam...

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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You missed Gkam...

I care a lot about you, dan. I really do. And I respect your work as well as Dave's and TER's. Don't be fooled by my rhetoric and my play with words. I just want things to be ok between you and me. Are we ok? You do understand I care a lot about this game, don't you? I care about its design, its development, the developers and their work, and the experience for all of us. Everything I point out may not be especially relevant, but it comes out of a true desire to make this the best, most complete Fantasy Cycling experience out there. Can you see that? I am totally absorbed and dedicated to this game, as if I was part of this. Can you see that? As for Gkam, he's got a big heart, and he's a great part of this team, but he's not on my radar screen right now. You are. Are we ok?

Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0nQytOk_JU

More hugs. And Gkam can have one, too.

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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enrique][quote=drheaton wrote:

You missed Gkam...[/quote re a lot about you, dan. I really do. And I respect your work as well as Dave's and TER's. Don't be fooled by my rhetoric and my play with words. I just want things to be ok between you and me. Are we ok? You do understand I care a lot about this game, don't you? I care about its design, its development, the developers and their work, and the experience for all of us. Everything I point out may not be especially relevant, but it comes out of a true desire to make this the best, most complete Fantasy Cycling experience out there. Can you see that? I am totally absorbed and dedicated to this game, as if I was part of this. Can you see that? As for Gkam, he's got a big heart, and he's a great part of this team, but he's not on my radar screen right now. You are. Are we ok?

Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0nQytOk_JU

More hugs. And Gkam can have one, too.

Really .....do yourself and us a favour stop with the youtube links and a word of advice , you asking ppl if they want a hug sounds patronising.

You started off this year really well and now you are reverting back to how you were a yr ago , your alias and it's use in trying to support ur own posts hasn't helped and neither does ur sig about it .....

I'm being polite for the games you have run but use your head and listen to what people who run the game tell you otherwise you will have another year of ppl ranting at you

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northstar [1108 posts] 2 years ago
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Some people are never happy...and i don't mean enrique, the person should be apologising to him for his out arrogance and rudeness but i doubt they will have the guts to do so and admit they were wrong.

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dave atkinson [6258 posts] 2 years ago
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getting back to the point, the 'all riders' option was set to switch off after a competition starts because a couple of years back we had all that fun with users selecting cheap, non-riding riders to give more funds for stars.

that doesn't work so well for the spring classics, so i've reinstated it for now

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