Winners Thread

by backflipbedlem   March 31, 2014  

Out of curiosity, I was wondering who has managed to win anything so far this year, and if so what and how many times!
I managed to come 2nd on a stage missing out by 1 point At Wits End , but that's the closest I've been so far this year.
Managed to win the Classic San Sebastian last year, but that was before the Wiggle sponsorship so no prize Sad

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Well, after two years of near misses and coin toss defeats, I finally one a stage in the Tour the Med and the Tour de Med overall... didn't get the prizes yet though... Day Dreaming

posted by cgipryan [74 posts]
31st March 2014 - 18:16

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cgipryan wrote:
Well, after two years of near misses and coin toss defeats, I finally one a stage in the Tour the Med and the Tour de Med overall... didn't get the prizes yet though... Day Dreaming

Tour of the Med prizes have certainly been posted, and you're on the winner's list, so not sure what's going on there. you should email me.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7253 posts]
31st March 2014 - 18:39

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I have never won anything because there are too many cheats Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8695 posts]
31st March 2014 - 19:56

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Gkam84 wrote:
I have never won anything because there are too many cheats Devil

I thought the modern English was 'cheater', the number of times I've seen English people write that recently.

Or that could be American.

Dang, I blame LA.

For everything.

posted by Joelsim [959 posts]
31st March 2014 - 20:08

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Back to the story, I managed to come 6th in Algarve, and that was my best yet in my noob year.

posted by Joelsim [959 posts]
31st March 2014 - 20:09

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I came 2nd on the Giro TTT last year got a nice pump Day Dreaming because Mr Atkinson came 1st! Wave

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
31st March 2014 - 20:17

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livestrongnick wrote:
I came 2nd on the Giro TTT last year got a nice pump Day Dreaming because Mr Atkinson came 1st! Wave

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posted by Joelsim [959 posts]
31st March 2014 - 20:22

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I want to win a prize too.

posted by Joelsim [959 posts]
31st March 2014 - 20:29

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What? Waiting

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
31st March 2014 - 20:31

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Two 3rd places (med and algarve) and one stage win (algarve) this year

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3784 posts]
31st March 2014 - 21:11

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Oh, I forgot to say, I've just lost the first place in the purist comp in Catalunya on the very last day, by something like 12 or 14 points. That hurt. I had it all worked out: 4 sprint stages, two GS stages and one escape day. There was only one way to go: a 9 sprinter team. I lost by a whisker, and that was because of a darn good sprinter: Contador decided one day that he might beat the sprinters, and the lunatic even got 6th. At that moment I knew all my shrewd calculations would crumble in the end, and those 18 points of his finally proved to be my downfall. Really, somebody should talk some sense into Bertie...

posted by cgipryan [74 posts]
31st March 2014 - 22:39

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I almost won the purist Vuelta a couple of years ago, was leading into the last day but was pipped at the finish and beaten by 2 points, what made it worse was the fact that when the scores sent up first time I thought I'd won and then they were changed Crying

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
1st April 2014 - 7:29

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Looking at my palmares, Best I've come is 9th in the Autumn classics last year, before that, I came 13th in the purist Tour De France in 2012, I was right up there until stage 15. I only scored 50, followed by a 57 and 62, that lost me ground.

Competition purist position 13
Tour de France: Prologue: Liege - Liege 96
Tour de France: Stage 1: Liege - Seraing 107
Tour de France: Stage 2: Visé - Tournai 69
Tour de France: Stage 3: Orchies - Boulogne sur Mer 125
Tour de France: Stage 4: Abbeville - Rouen 73
Tour de France: Stage 5: Rouen - Saint Quentin 40
Tour de France: Stage 6: Épernay - Metz 86
Tour de France: Stage 7: Tomblaine - La Planche des Belles Filles 90
Tour de France: Stage 8: Belfort - Porrentruy 39
Tour de France: Stage 9: Arc et Senans - Besançon 77
Tour de France: Stage 10: Macon - Bellegarde sur Valserine 97
Tour de France: Stage 11: Albertville - Foncouverte la Toussuire 38
Tour de France: Stage 12: Saint Jean de Maurienne - Annonay 49
Tour de France: Stage 13: Saint Paul Trois Chateaux - Cap d'Agde 61
Tour de France: Stage 14: Limoux - Foix 164
Tour de France: Stage 15: Samatan - Pau 50
Tour de France: Stage 16: Pau - Bagneres de Luchon 57
Tour de France: Stage 17: Bagneres de Luchon - Peyragudes 62
Tour de France: Stage 18: Blagnac - Brive la Gaillarde 86
Tour de France: Stage 19: Bonneval - Chartres 76
Tour de France: Stage 20: Rambouillet - Paris 71
Competition overall score 1613

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posted by Gkam84 [8695 posts]
1st April 2014 - 8:01

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As far as overall in a comp I've managed 5th in the Autumn classics purist last year!

I did win a stage of the tour of Poland in 2012 thanks to Ben swifts sprinting skills Day Dreaming but no prizes back then for just stages D Oh

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posted by livestrongnick [1706 posts]
1st April 2014 - 12:15

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My highest GT finish is 23rd in the 2012 Giro and I have a few top 10s in stage races but I'm yet to win anything outright,

2012
10th - Tour of Britain
2nd (purist) - Vuelta
3rd (purist) - Tour of Beijing

2013
7th - Volta Algarve
7th - Paris Nice
7th - Volta Catalunya
6th - Pais Vasco (purist)
9th - Tour de Romandie
10th (purist) - Tour de Suisse
8th - Tour of Poland

2014
8th - Tour de Med
9th (purist) - Tour de Med
5th - Volta Catalunya

Needless to say my favourite races tend to be the spring stage races, Algarve, Med, Catalunya and Pais Vasco.

Classics are not my strong suit as proven by my 469th position in 2012, 442nd position in 2013 and current 192nd position this year. I kinda miss the old style purist classics comp, I managed to finish 4th in that one year. It has to be said though, there are loads fewer confused people on the forum this year trying to work out how transfers work for purist people.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
1st April 2014 - 12:47

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I won Tour de Suisse in 2012 thanks to Albasini's breakaway heroics. My only top 10 in a non-premium comp (ie lots more competition) was 9th in Spring Classics last year, but I have to say that isn't going quite so well this year!

3rd overall in purist last year, but that was more down to enthusiasm, consistent top 100s, and not missing any races than any actual knowledge...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
2nd April 2014 - 8:50

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chrisdstripes wrote:

3rd overall in purist last year, but that was more down to enthusiasm, consistent top 100s, and not missing any races than any actual knowledge...

This is how I am currently 6th

posted by Twybaydos [272 posts]
2nd April 2014 - 16:42

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In my third season and been fortunate enough to win 3 prizes so far....A Tour de France goody bag, a shiny pump and a useful box of cleaning equipment... Big Grin

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [481 posts]
8th April 2014 - 7:04

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...and I've finally won something after Pais Vasco yesterday. Won Romandie overall last year but that was in the days before prizes in all competitions.

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
13th April 2014 - 20:19

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2nd overall in TdF last year!

Few stage wins too

posted by rcorbin [208 posts]
14th April 2014 - 10:11

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I won a buff at Tirreno. When will the prizes be sent out please? Moving soon so may need to provide a new address if it'll be more than 1 week from now...

posted by leortp [65 posts]
15th April 2014 - 14:07

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I just had a notification on the Fantasy Cycling Game "you have won a prize, click here to claim it". The I filled out my details. You may need to do that.

I won two prizes yet the form data was saved.

posted by Twybaydos [272 posts]
15th April 2014 - 14:24

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already claimed the prize - just concerned it's going to go to an old address if it doesn't get dispatched soon

posted by leortp [65 posts]
15th April 2014 - 14:38

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I won Paris Nice stage 8 but have not received my prize either.

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posted by 20thebear [51 posts]
16th April 2014 - 9:43

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I just realized that i came in second in the spring classics Party

Wonder if Wiggle will ship my glory's runners-up price to Denmark... Day Dreaming

posted by Jonas Lorenzen [47 posts]
28th April 2014 - 12:14

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I won a mini pump but it has yet to arrive....

posted by Tom Amos [238 posts]
28th April 2014 - 13:37

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