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When is this going to open please? Getting pretty close now.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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I've asked for it to be opened....Dave's got to activate it.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Marvellous.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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I think he might be away from home at the moment, not sure. But it should be open tonight/tomorrow

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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How dare he go out and enjoy himself

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dave atkinson [6214 posts] 2 years ago
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y'all knock yourselves out now

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Job done.  4

You may as well send me my prize now, save all the hassle of counting.

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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Sanderville wrote:

I'm already struggling... I need a bigger budget. My human rights are being violated...

Man, this race is going to be hard! Can't we get a higher budget? I'm already looking at 4 high value riders and 5 3.0 'fillers'  2

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Feel lucky, you have 15 more to the budget than I had it set at.

I had it at 130, Dave's bumped it up....disappointed it, I wanted it to actually be a challenge because the game is getting far to easy

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Meersman and Howard need to be removed as they are in Turkey  4

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

Dave's bumped it up...

Dave's more reasonable than you are...

Gkam84 wrote:

... the game is getting far to[o] easy...

Why would you say that?  39 Even if I managed to place my team 3 times in the Top 10 in the 3 most recent competitions, I wouldn't say this game is too easy... I think your standards for what's easy and hard are off with respect to this game... I may be wrong, but I can't see anyone else saying this game is 'getting far too easy'... I may be wrong, of course...  39

Dave, I've got a compelling reason to raise the budget to 151.3. My Dream Team for Stage 1. See below  1

40.0 Christopher Froome
28.8 Tejay Van Garderen
37.8 Michal Kwiatkowski
29.7 Tony Martin
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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I go on what the game itself says is a reasonable budget, the game said 132, so I made it 130...

Its based on the riders who are listed.

The startlist will be updated later tonight.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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Oh no, you can't pick the four best riders, what a disaster. It's almost like being a real team manager...

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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Agreed. It would be rubbish to get to the point where everyone has the same set of best riders.

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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As has happened this season already, it is boring if you give to much budget and everyone picks just certain riders. I would have had it at 130, forcing people to only have a maximum of 3 top value riders

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

Oh no, you can't pick the four best riders, what a disaster. It's almost like being a real team manager...

Hi, sweetie!  1 I'd missed you!  1 Welcome back, sweetie pie!  1

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

As has happened this season already, it is boring if you give to much budget and everyone picks just certain riders...

I'm at a loss, I'm racking the few brain cells I have trying to figure out which competition you're referring to this season... I've never felt there was such a thing as too much budget... or that people were just 'picking certain riders'...  39

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simon F [1001 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

As has happened this season already, it is boring if you give to much budget and everyone picks just certain riders. I would have had it at 130, forcing people to only have a maximum of 3 top value riders

There is some truth in what you say but if the budget shrinks too much the game just becomes a lottery - if you're lucky enough to start with the rider who gets in the break 2/3 days running you win, otherwise, tough shit. It's a fine balancing act not to veer too far one way or the other - mostly it's about right but sometimes it leans too much one way or the other. Personally, I'd prefer to err on the side of a slightly higher budget but the game's the game - you can only play with what you've got.

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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I'll be honest after looking at the roster and the budget .....15 ish would have been about right I think , as Simon has said this may just turn into a lottery but it is what it is  7

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm quite happy for err on the side of slightly above for the Tours, gives everyone, even without much knowledge a chance.

I'd like to see tighter budgets for smaller tours, gives those with knowledge a little head start and makes it much more interesting, rather than everyone picking the same few GC riders and then hoping to pick some break/high finishers.

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arsene [205 posts] 2 years ago
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I agree with you Gkam. The budget for Romandie is quite right imo. I didn't like Trentino too much, because everyone had the five best riders.  29

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TERatcliffe26 [4607 posts] 2 years ago
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arsene wrote:

I agree with you Gkam. The budget for Romandie is quite right imo. I didn't like Trentino too much, because everyone had the five best riders.  29

I think the budget for Trentino was set before the startlist was known, so in effect took into account riders such as Quintana, Nibali etc may have ridden (could be wrong on how the calculator works).

However you still needed to have been paying attention to lesser cycling races to know that Meintjes was going well and likely to be the best 3 credit rider pick (unless you got lucky)

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TERatcliffe26 [4607 posts] 2 years ago
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enrique wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:

Dave's bumped it up...

Dave's more reasonable than you are...

Gkam84 wrote:

... the game is getting far to[o] easy...

Why would you say that?  39 Even if I managed to place my team 3 times in the Top 10 in the 3 most recent competitions, I wouldn't say this game is too easy... I think your standards for what's easy and hard are off with respect to this game... I may be wrong, but I can't see anyone else saying this game is 'getting far too easy'... I may be wrong, of course...  39

Dave, I've got a compelling reason to raise the budget to 151.3. My Dream Team for Stage 1. See below  1

40.0 Christopher Froome
28.8 Tejay Van Garderen
37.8 Michal Kwiatkowski
29.7 Tony Martin
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0

I will pay for your premium membership next year if those 4 riders make up the top 4 on stage 1! (stage 6 maybe your talking but not stage 1)

I have 1 of those, but plenty of other great picks to be had for stage 1 that come well in budget.

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Dux89 [194 posts] 2 years ago
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I don't think Kwiatkowski is doing Romandie.

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VVV73 [408 posts] 2 years ago
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arsene wrote:

I agree with you Gkam. The budget for Romandie is quite right imo. I didn't like Trentino too much, because everyone had the five best riders.  29

don't know about that, I didn't have Landa, and not many had Meintjes  1 there was plenty of variety there, Aru or scarp....was heaps of decisions to make IMO.

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 2 years ago
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You're on your own on this one Enrique - 145 is on the high side of about right looking at the riders and values.

Weds and Thurs are tricky to work out from the profiles, expecting quite a wide range of teams for this...

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Dux89 [194 posts] 2 years ago
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Crazy late startlist confirmations are very frustrating. Kwiatkowski was on the PCS startlist early but OPQS said he wans't riding. All the sudden he is and so is Nibali!

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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Awwww did PCS let you down  19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19

The official startlist is not long out, so can't do anything about it

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enrique [2341 posts] 2 years ago
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Dux89 wrote:

... Kwiatkowski was on the PCS startlist... but OPQS said he wasn't riding...

Dux, I'm curious, since I trust PCS so much, where did you read that Kwiatkowski wasn't riding? Was it PCS or the OPQS website? I think I checked the PCS start list every day and I'm pretty sure he's always been there...

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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Dux89 wrote:

Crazy late startlist confirmations are very frustrating. Kwiatkowski was on the PCS startlist early but OPQS said he wans't riding. All the sudden he is and so is Nibali!

The respective official team sites have them both riding  39

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 2 years ago
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He's been on pcs and the official Romandie site all week, not to mention in the FL list.

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