Fantasy Tour de France

by Dave Atkinson   June 18, 2014  

Now open - stage deadlines set to an hour before roll-out, except where that would make it pre- 9am in the UK. in which case it's set for 9am. Let me know if any seem wrong.

'Official' launch isn't until monday. startlist is a little patchy at the moment. some good prizes to be won in this one...

budget is neither high, nor low. so i expect that won't suit anyone. hey ho.  Plain Face

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Had little play around Thinking Budget seems workable........I'm sure Enrique will say otherwise Waiting

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posted by livestrongnick [1689 posts]
18th June 2014 - 17:21

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livestrongnick wrote:
... I'm sure Enrique will say otherwise Waiting

Heh heh! Big Grin I'm going to surprise you then...

40.0 Peter Sagan
35.7 Mark Cavendish
34.5 Alejandro Valverde
33.4 Alberto Contador
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
158.6

I like it! Smile The Top 4 highest value riders fit in nicely surrounded by a cadre a 3.0 riders... Now to check if there will (!) be 5 3.0 riders (!) Thinking

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posted by enrique [1489 posts]
18th June 2014 - 17:32

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enrique wrote:
livestrongnick wrote:
... I'm sure Enrique will say otherwise Waiting

Heh heh! Big Grin I'm going to surprise you then...

40.0 Peter Sagan
35.7 Mark Cavendish
34.5 Alejandro Valverde
33.4 Alberto Contador
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
158.6

I like it! Smile The Top 4 highest value riders fit in nicely surrounde by a cadre a 3.0 riders... Now to check if there will (!) be 5 3.0 riders (!) Thinking

WOW!! Surprise Surprise Party

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posted by livestrongnick [1689 posts]
18th June 2014 - 17:32

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Some proper bargains to be had in this one! Big Grin

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posted by livestrongnick [1689 posts]
18th June 2014 - 17:37

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enrique wrote:
I like it! Smile
livestrongnick wrote:
WOW!!...
Don't make me laugh... I'm a serious guy... Waiting

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posted by enrique [1489 posts]
18th June 2014 - 17:41

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Rolling On The Floor

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posted by livestrongnick [1689 posts]
18th June 2014 - 17:42

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Who's scoring this?... Thinking

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posted by enrique [1489 posts]
18th June 2014 - 18:01

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I've now spoken with Gary Verity and Ned Boulting. Both have spoken to Cav', who's said he WILL win in Harroate. Not might. Will.

Talk about confidence when facing Kittel.

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posted by obutterwick [527 posts]
18th June 2014 - 19:17

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He won't.

posted by Joelsim [932 posts]
18th June 2014 - 20:24

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enrique wrote:
Who's scoring this?... Thinking

Dave is lead man, but others will step in if and when needed

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3774 posts]
18th June 2014 - 22:36

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As Ter says, same set up as the Giro. It is Dave scoring, anything he can't. I've got covered Day Dreaming

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posted by Gkam84 [8665 posts]
18th June 2014 - 22:56

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enrique wrote:
Who's scoring this?... Thinking

TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Dave is lead man, but others will step in if and when needed
Thank you...

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Dave Atkinson wrote:
...startlist is a little patchy at the moment
What start list are you using as a base for the game start list?...

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By the way, thanks for putting it up so early, Dave... It's beautiful to have so much time to play around with teams... Big Grin

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posted by enrique [1489 posts]
19th June 2014 - 1:07

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It's nice to have only one rider (Sagan) at 40.0 credits... Big Grin It does seem, though, like Froome's value went down dramatically after the Dauphine, did you guys tweak the algorithm for setting rider values or is the drop just based on his performance at the Dauphine?... Thinking

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posted by enrique [1489 posts]
19th June 2014 - 1:19

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Damn... Giacomo Nizzolo is valued at 33.3 credits and Andre Greipel is at 33.2?... Thinking

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posted by enrique [1489 posts]
19th June 2014 - 1:34

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enrique wrote:
It's nice to have only one rider (Sagan) at 40.0 credits... Big Grin It does seem, though, like Froome's value went down dramatically after the Dauphine, did you guys tweak the algorithm for setting rider values or is the drop just based on his performance at the Dauphine?... Thinking

Froome won the dauphine 12 months ago, and then came outside the top 10.(also the amount of SF etc, and how many are in the TDF etc, how many hes cored on in the dauphine and so on all lay a factor). There is always going to be a bigger drop off for a rider that as a high value and then doesn't perform to that value compared to a non-performance of a 10 credit rider.

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3774 posts]
19th June 2014 - 8:30

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enrique wrote:
Damn... Giacomo Nizzolo is valued at 33.3 credits and Andre Greipel is at 33.2?... Thinking

Greipel hasn't raced much this year, even less in the fantasy races and same again when it comes to the quality of races. Nizzolo is coming off the back of 4 2nd places at the Giro (also don't think he will make the final cut for TDF)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3774 posts]
19th June 2014 - 8:32

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start list is cyclingfever/PCS mix atm

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7252 posts]
19th June 2014 - 9:35

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The startlist is bound to change significantly I would wager.

posted by Joelsim [932 posts]
19th June 2014 - 9:46

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yeah, movistar won't be taking fifteen riders, for a start Wink

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7252 posts]
19th June 2014 - 10:24

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Sorry Boss.....can you confirm prizes and whether they are available to premium AND standard players?

posted by ray silvester [1731 posts]
19th June 2014 - 11:02

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I'm pretty sure prizes are open to all. For premium, you just get more competitions and added stats.

http://road.cc/content/news/107805-roadcc-fantasy-cycling-wiggle-now-open

posted by Joelsim [932 posts]
19th June 2014 - 11:28

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Hmmm... Thinking It seems to me like I'll be playing the 1st week with 4 3.0 riders...

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posted by enrique [1489 posts]
20th June 2014 - 2:43

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Cedric Pineau is showing on the 'Riders' page (http://fantasy.road.cc/riders) but I can't find him on the game rider list...

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posted by enrique [1489 posts]
20th June 2014 - 2:53

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I can't find Guardini on either the PCS or Cyclingfever start lists... Is it by chance Guarnieri who should tentatively be listed?... Thinking

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posted by enrique [1489 posts]
20th June 2014 - 3:37

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ray silvester wrote:
Sorry Boss.....can you confirm prizes and whether they are available to premium AND standard players?

prizes are available to everyone. they were last year, too

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7252 posts]
20th June 2014 - 7:43

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enrique wrote:
I can't find Guardini on either the PCS or Cyclingfever start lists... Is it by chance Guarnieri who should tentatively be listed?... Thinking

possibly. but there's not much point worrying about it two weeks and more out. i'll probably go through them again on monday

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7252 posts]
20th June 2014 - 7:44

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Now open...
Not that it matters, but I had a thought... Is the reason we opened so early this year that you were already working on the Skoda game?... Thinking Great coup, by the way, bet they're proud of their game! Smile

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posted by enrique [1489 posts]
16th July 2014 - 9:29

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it opened two weeks before the race, same as last year. aim for grand tours is always to get them open 2 weeks before the start. doesn't always work out like that

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7252 posts]
16th July 2014 - 10:06

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I don't think my points are working Dave Smile

either that or I have been picking the wrong riders... Thinking

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1218 posts]
16th July 2014 - 12:19

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