Giro D'Italia 2014 - Pick Three Italians

by Ghedebrav   May 3, 2014  

We'd better get this underway... in the wise words of drheaton, the rules:

Pick three Italians for 50 credits or less, combined fantasy score at the end of the race wins. Only riders making it to the end of the race count, if your's quits mid race, they get no points

I'll also add in an additional caveat; where there are two teams the same, the tie-breaker is who entered their team first. The teams are:

Ghedebrav: Pozzovivo, Cataldo, Buongiorno Wave
Dave Atkinson: Pozzovivo, Colbrelli, Frapporti
STEVESPRO: Paolini, Malori, Appollonio
TERatcliffe26: Pozzovivo, Scarponi, Barbin
Enrique: Pozzovivo, Scarponi, Colli
stevemarks: Aru, Viviani, Ponzi
debbieg: Aru, Appollonio, Oss
livestrongnick: Pettachi, Aru, Santaromita
VVV73: : Pozzovivo, Scarponi, Alafaci
ray silvester: Viviani, Cunego, Rabottini
djb123: Basso, Appollonio, Sanaromita
Joelsim: Petacchi, Pozzovivo, Chicchi
NeilG83: Pozzovivo, Petacchi, Montaguti
arsene: Pozzovivo, Aru, Ponzi
Tom Amos: Viviani, Petacchi, Chicchi
chrisdstripes: Nizzolo, Boem, Malacarne
JAndrewHill: Pozzovivo, Zardini, Appollonio
chokofingrz: Pozzovivo, Aru, Chicchi
cgipryan: Viviani, Aru, Chicchi
Stumps: Oss, Scarponi, Cunego
thorolf: Aru, Puccio, Appollonio
JC: Quinziato, Moser, Pozzovivo
lesley67: Colbrelli, Pozzovivo, Malacarne
nata1ia: Pozzovivo, Aru, Gatto
Alan Tullett: Viviani Cataldo Gasparotto
chiv30: Aru, Chicchi, Scarponi
Gmancervelo: Pozzovivo, Aru, Malacarne
john rutherford: Ulissi, Aru, Gatto
drheaton: Pozzovivo, Scarponi, Bandiera
Ed Greenough: Cataldo, Santaromita, Pozzovivo
d_jp: Pozzovivo, Paolini, Malacarne
backflipbedlam: Viviani, Aru, Gasparotto
cavalry trouser tips: Pozzovivo, Pellizotti, Gatto
northstar: Pirazzi, Aru, Gatto
badhamsj: Viviani, Pellizotti, Gasparotto
Twybados: Pozzovivo, Aru, Rosa
Mikeh789: Viviani, Sanaromita, Sella
Philip Unwin: Nizzolo, Rabottini, Ponzi

And that's yer lot Big Grin

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Late entry

Viviani
Santaromita
Sella

47.7

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posted by Mikeh789 [139 posts]
9th May 2014 - 19:07

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drheaton wrote:
enrique wrote:
enrique wrote:
23.7 Domenico Pozzovivo
23.2 Michele Scarponi
3.0 Daniele Colli

Total 49.9

drheaton wrote:
Pozzovivo
Scarponi
Colli

Thinking

What can I say, I tend to ignore your comments so never even saw that one.

It's not against the rules (assuming we both win then it goes to a coin toss) but if it's a problem I'm happy to swap out Colli for Bandiera which I think makes it a unique trio.

The rule I popped in the OP was that in case of tie it came down to who entered their team first. I didn't realise there was already a rule for this?

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
9th May 2014 - 20:23

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I did say no more entries above, but given that it's all in the name of fun does anyone have any objections to Mikeh789 and Philip Unwin having their teams entered too?

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
9th May 2014 - 20:25

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No objections from me, also, may as well change my team is unique, can't be having the same as enrique.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
9th May 2014 - 20:41

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Mikeh789 wrote:
Late entry

Viviani
Santaromita
Sella

47.7

oooh now then didn't santa get points from the ttt with orica ?? you know that could really upset some people if your team went in after the results Wink

but as far as i'm concerned you can have the team, its just for fun Big Grin

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 [2708 posts]
9th May 2014 - 21:21

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Can I assume we will get a score update after the weekend? Nerd

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1778 posts]
10th May 2014 - 22:45

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So it's all sorted now, all teams in and we're up and running.

One question I have though, for the insider-types; I'm guessing somebody needs to give me the scoring spreadsheet or similar so I can work out who's getting what. Might need to brush up my !vlookup skills...

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
11th May 2014 - 19:18

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Ghedebrav if you click on the stage scoring tab in the Giro game page you'll get all the riders individual scores.

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1778 posts]
12th May 2014 - 15:46

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Ghedebrav how you getting on with this mate?

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1778 posts]
17th May 2014 - 15:24

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livestrongnick wrote:
Ghedebrav how you getting on with this mate?

Wishing I'd never volunteered to do it! Going through each stage now. Scores & rankings should be up tomorrow.

Amazingly only one person picked Ulissi...

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
17th May 2014 - 20:55

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Ghedebrav wrote:
livestrongnick wrote:
Ghedebrav how you getting on with this mate?

Wishing I'd never volunteered to do it! Going through each stage now. Scores & rankings should be up tomorrow.
Dude if you like I'll do it next week?

Amazingly only one person picked Ulissi...

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1778 posts]
17th May 2014 - 21:35

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So Ghedebrav have you got the latest for us all?

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1778 posts]
20th May 2014 - 11:26

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Ghed, you don't need to check each stage separately. Follw these steps:

1) go to http://fantasy.road.cc/
2) click on GIR to bring up the Giro comp
3) type into your browser http://fantasy.road.cc/riders

That will give you all of the total cummulative scores for this race for all riders still in the race (which is why the rules give zero points to DNFs).

Copy that into a spreadsheet then you can reference the names to peoples teams.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
20th May 2014 - 11:51

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Also, I might still have a spreadsheet kicking around from last year if you want it. I thought I'd posted a link to it on dropbox previously but can't for the life of me find it.

EDIT: Hurrah, found it:

http://road.cc/content/forum/107750-running-pick-three-competition

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
20th May 2014 - 11:56

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drheaton wrote:
Also, I might still have a spreadsheet kicking around from last year if you want it. I thought I'd posted a link to it on dropbox previously but can't for the life of me find it.

EDIT: Hurrah, found it:

http://road.cc/content/forum/107750-running-pick-three-competition

AWESOMES x2 on both things, thank you.

And apologies to all for not having this sorted yet; been a bit hectic at work, busy all weekend with general family doings plus standard looking after of 9-month-old baby have all been a major drag on time.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
20th May 2014 - 20:19

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RIGHT:

john rutherford 236
backflipbedlam 222
Mikeh789 221
stevemarks 212
livestrongnick 212
cgipryan 212
chrisdstripes 208
Gmancervelo 200
Ed Greenough 200
Philip Unwin 195
Twybados 179
nata1ia 176
ray silvester 173
Alan Tullett 173
Tom Amos 170
arsene 165
chokofingerz 165
debbieg 161
djb123 147
badhamsj 147
drheaton 144
NeilG83 143
thorolf 141
JAndrewHill 138
Joelsim 123
lesley67 121
northstar 121
Ghedebrav 117
d_jp 115
VVV73 110
chiv30 108
enrique 106
JC 104
TERatcliffe26 103
cavalry trousers 101
Dave Atkinson 94
Stumps 65
STEVESPRO 50

Viviani, Nizzolo and Ulissi the big scorers so far. Aru & Santaromita also good.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
20th May 2014 - 20:37

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Can I have:

Viviani
Nizzolo
Ulissi

posted by Joelsim [1186 posts]
20th May 2014 - 23:18

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Update going in to the last few stages and it's tight at the top. Withdrawals are taking their toll and a few other riders like Cataldo have started to show themselves. But I wouldn't like to call the eventual winner.

Incidentally, nine of the top ten have Aru and six have Pozzovivo... Nerd

john rutherford 399
Gmancervelo 392
Ed Greenough 383
Twybados 375
backflipbedlam 371
nata1ia 368
chokofingerz 357
arsene 357
cgipryan 356
stevemarks 356
Ghedebrav 297
Alan Tullett 297
livestrongnick 295
Mikeh789 288
chrisdstripes 262
Philip Unwin 260
northstar 252
ray silvester 243
debbieg 227
lesley67 213
badhamsj 208
thorolf 207
cavalry trousers 205
JC 204
TERatcliffe26 202
d_jp 197
chiv30 195
Dave Atkinson 190
JAndrewHill 187
NeilG83 182
VVV73 169
enrique 165
drheaton 162
Joelsim 162
Tom Amos 161
djb123 126
Stumps 57
STEVESPRO 11

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
27th May 2014 - 21:03

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Ulissi is a DNS today, knocks out top place john rutherford

plus

Santaromita DNS , not good for 3rd place Ed Greenough

Hold in there Gasparotto! Ride fast Aru!!

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posted by backflipbedlem [692 posts]
29th May 2014 - 11:17

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Shaken things up a bit... out tonight but I'll see if I can squeeze in another update. Poor john rutherford will be well out of contention. Four people had Santaromita; he'd got 100 points at the last update so it will effect scores considerably. As things stand, looks like it's going to be between backflipbedlam, nata1ia, Twybados and Gmancervelo

I'm still waiting on Bongiorno to do his solo breakaway win. Looking unlikely now Sad

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
29th May 2014 - 13:06

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Going to be tricky for myself to top it, as other guys have Aru and Pozzovivo,
I'll need Viviani to take the final flat stage to give myself a hope.
Or have Rosa, Gatto and Malacarne to drop out Wink

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posted by backflipbedlem [692 posts]
29th May 2014 - 16:10

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backflipbedlem wrote:
Going to be tricky for myself to top it, as other guys have Aru and Pozzovivo,
I'll need Viviani to take the final flat stage to give myself a hope.
Or have Rosa, Gatto and Malacarne to drop out Wink

Ahem...

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DNF Rosa Diego Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
29th May 2014 - 17:01

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It was good while it lasted but life goes on
How about pick 2 Manxmen in the Tour ? Crying

John R

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posted by john rutherford [12 posts]
29th May 2014 - 20:46

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I assume after today it's those who have Pozzovivo and Aru, unless Viviani wins on Sunday Rolling On The Floor

Arsene (ponzi), Natalia (Gatto) and Gman (malacarne) to fight it out for the finish, with Chicchi and Rosa out Chokofingerz would place 4th and I assume I finish 5th on tiebreak,

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30th May 2014 - 17:13

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Latest update, going into the final two stages. Gmancervelo looking good, but of course a DNF/S from Malacarne could change everything. I've snuck into the top ten, and am eagerly awaiting the Cataldo-Bongiorno-Pozzovivo podium on the Zoncolan tomorrow.

Gmancervelo 509
nata1ia 487
Twybados 474
chokofingerz 474
arsene 474
backflipbedlam 457
stevemarks 438
cgipryan 438
Ghedebrav 394
northstar 375
Ed Greenough 375
Alan Tullett 358
debbieg 309
chrisdstripes 296
cavalry trousers 291
john rutherford 281
thorolf 280
Philip Unwin 277
chiv30 268
livestrongnick 268
lesley67 264
JAndrewHill 263
badhamsj 261
ray silvester 252
TERatcliffe26 251
NeilG83 250
JC 248
Dave Atkinson 247
drheaton 247
d_jp 243
VVV73 218
enrique 206
Joelsim 206
Mikeh789 202
Tom Amos 170
Stumps 66
djb123 46
STEVESPRO 16

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
30th May 2014 - 18:38

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Twybaydos wrote:
I assume after today it's those who have Pozzovivo and Aru, unless Viviani wins on Sunday Rolling On The Floor

Even if he did, I doubt it would be enough, presuming Pozzovivo and Aru will finish at least top 15 tomorrow and continue to score classification points.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
30th May 2014 - 18:41

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Cataldo and Bongiorno in the break! Wave

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
31st May 2014 - 13:51

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FINAL SCORES!

Well done Gmancervelo... Applause Applause Applause Party

1 Gmancervelo 547
2 nata1ia 523
3 Twybados 510
4 chokofingerz 510
5 arsene 510
6 backflipbedlam 487
7 Ghedebrav 480
8 stevemarks 468
9 cgipryan 468
10 Ed Greenough 430
11 Alan Tullett 407
12 northstar 399
13 chrisdstripes 334
14 debbieg 333
15 cavalry trousers 333
16 john rutherford 305
17 thorolf 304
18 badhamsj 297
19 livestrongnick 292
20 lesley67 284
21 JAndrewHill 280
22 Philip Unwin 277
23 NeilG83 271
24 Dave Atkinson 267
25 TERatcliffe26 263
26 JC 260
27 drheaton 259
28 chiv30 258
29 ray silvester 258
30 d_jp 255
31 VVV73 230
32 enrique 218
33 Joelsim 218
34 Mikeh789 208
35 Tom Amos 176
36 Stumps 66
37 djb123 46
38 STEVESPRO 16

Reasonably happy with 7th Smile

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posted by Ghedebrav [1091 posts]
3rd June 2014 - 19:18

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Big Grin Party

More luck than judgement, as the Pozzovivo, Aru combination I wanted to pick, had already gone Smile

posted by Gmancervelo [58 posts]
4th June 2014 - 17:45

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Gmancervelo wrote:
Big Grin Party

More luck than judgement, as the Pozzovivo, Aru combination I wanted to pick, had already gone Smile


Well Done GMan , seems Cervelo lives ...hee hee.
My result here reflected my Giro' result . POOR lol Silly

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [391 posts]
5th June 2014 - 16:30

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