Choisissez trois Français... 2014 édition

by Ghedebrav   June 28, 2014  

Yep, it's the Pick Three Frenchmen comp, for the Tour de Yorkshire (and France).

THE RULES: You need to pick three French riders for 50 credits or less and the team with the highest combined fantasy score at the end of the race wins. Only riders making it to the end of the race count; any of your riders quit mid race, they get no points.

The winner will receive the special prize of my very warmest wishes. Wave

Your teams:

Joelsim: Demare Pinot Voeckler
TERatcliffe: Bardet Demare Bideau
STEVESPRO: Bardet Pinot Jeannesson
stevemarks: Pinot Vichot Gallopin
Jonnyd: Bardet Rolland Gerard
djb123: Bardet Vichot Kadri
stumps: Bardet Rolland Delage
NeilG83: Bardet Pinot Peraud
enrique: Bardet Demare Gerard
Thorolf: Bardet Coquard Feillu (B)
Dave Atkinson: Demare Pinot Gadret
Ghedebrav: Pinot Chavanel Kadri
livestrongnick: Bardet Voeckler Roy
cavalry trouser tips: Bardet Chavanel Feillu (R)
thefatcyclist: Pinot Rolland Roy
ray silvester: Pinot Rolland Voeckler
jova54: Pinot Chavanel Mollard
debbieg: Bardet Demare Vachon
JAndrewHill: Pinot Coquard Peraud
Gizmo_: Rolland Gallopin Voeckler
prinzi: Riblon Vichot Gadret
cgipryan: Bardet Pinot Voeckler
chokofingrz: Pinot Chavanel Peraud
Gmancervelo: Rolland Voeckler Roy
andynic: Pinot Dumoulin Peraud
yann le coz: Pinot Simon Fonseca
d_jp: Pinot Edet Peraud
NJA: Riblon Chavanel Voeckler
backflipbedlam: Demare Dumoulin Bideau
rore: Rolland Simon Gadret
badhamsj: Vichot Edet Kadri
JohnnyRemo: Pinot Rolland Gadret
Northstar: Demare Kadri Gadret
Twybados: Bardet Rolland Vachon

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J. Simon 16.1
T. Pinot 15.4
A. Fonseca 14.6

posted by yann le coz [9 posts]
3rd July 2014 - 13:06

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Thanks Ghedebrav. I'm going to go with:

N Edet (19.4)
T Pinot (15.4)
J Peraud (13.3)

Here's hoping I do better than I usually do in these competitions Laughing

posted by d_jp [104 posts]
4th July 2014 - 13:52

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Riblon, Chavanel, Voekler (49.9 I think)

posted by NJA [32 posts]
4th July 2014 - 14:04

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Demare
Dumoulin
Bideau

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posted by backflipbedlem [683 posts]
4th July 2014 - 15:06

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P. Rolland 24.4
J. Simon 16.1
J. Gadret 9.2

posted by rore [11 posts]
4th July 2014 - 15:08

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Vichot, Edet, Kadri

posted by badhamsj [4 posts]
4th July 2014 - 19:55

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P. Rolland
T. Pinot
J. Gadret

Thanks!

AAARgh - didn't make deadline Crying

posted by JohnnyRemo [61 posts]
5th July 2014 - 8:41

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If I am not too late can I swap Le Mevel for Vachon? On account of Le Mevel not being there

posted by Twybaydos [320 posts]
5th July 2014 - 9:36

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Y'all are in. As is Northstar via PM.

Will update tomorrow; need a long old sleep. Yawn

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posted by Ghedebrav [1088 posts]
6th July 2014 - 20:37

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OK, post-Yorkshire top 3 (no point sharing the full classement at this stage)

1. Thorolf (77)
2. JAndrewHill (70)
3. badhamsj (59)

(prinzi is lanterne rouge, only team with zero so far)

Coquard the big point scorer; other useful early picks have been Kadri and Edet.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1088 posts]
7th July 2014 - 10:09

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Ah oui oui oui. Allez le Coq. Allez Peraud. Wink

J Andrew Hill

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posted by JAndrewHill [1220 posts]
7th July 2014 - 12:39

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I'm going to update this on the rest day. I'd imagine a few riders will want to make an impression on Bastille Day.

I don't need the spreadsheet to tell me that the outstanding rider thus far has been Coquard, with Demare the big disappointment. Will he last the course, though...?

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posted by Ghedebrav [1088 posts]
12th July 2014 - 8:32

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Pinot, Bardet, and JCP are going to surprise a lot of people who had low expectations, methinks.

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posted by Dux89 [86 posts]
13th July 2014 - 11:01

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I expect both Pinot and Bardet to do well; Peraud is more of an enigma - stage win maybe?

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posted by Ghedebrav [1088 posts]
13th July 2014 - 12:41

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With Pinot, Bardet and Voeckler, I surely won the Bastille day stage Party Time to make up all those points Coquard has already bagged...

posted by cgipryan [81 posts]
15th July 2014 - 23:51

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Rest day over - here are the standings:

JAndrewHill 324
Thorolf 312
Ghedebrav 265
cgipryan 254
djb123 243
NeilG83 240
badhamsj 204
andynic 201
d_jp 201
cavalry trouser tips 199
Gizmo_ 195
chokofingrz 194
Joelsim 192
Northstar 184
STEVESPRO 181
stevemarks 180
livestrongnick 179
ray silvester 175
enrique 167
TERatcliffe 161
NJA 154
Jonnyd 150
debbieg 146
jova54 134
stumps 130
Dave Atkinson 129
Twybados 129
backflipbedlam 122
JohnnyRemo 112
thefatcyclist 102
Gmancervelo 100
yann le coz 88
prinzi 41
rore 36

No prizes for guessing that the top two have Coquard, who has scored 188 points on his own so far. Bardet, Kadri, Peraud, Pinot, Gallopin & Gerard have all looked good too in terms of points-per-credit. Less so Rolland, Riblon, Jeannesson, Roy & Vichot, while Molard, Simon & Vachon are yet to score a single point.

Plenty of time yet, though. Strikingly, not a single withdrawal so far.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1088 posts]
16th July 2014 - 6:08

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Last! Rolling On The Floor

posted by rore [11 posts]
16th July 2014 - 10:13

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Vichot abandons.

Vachon scored some points yesterday though. Molard in the break today, as are Kadri & Feillu (B).

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posted by Ghedebrav [1088 posts]
18th July 2014 - 12:55

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Stage 14 is going to be Riblon's chance to finally do something big in this race. Hopefully he shows up.

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posted by Dux89 [86 posts]
18th July 2014 - 21:44

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When Edet attacked on the first stage I thought good things (i.e. points Wink) were to come from him... Waiting still waiting...

posted by d_jp [104 posts]
18th July 2014 - 23:08

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Can't believe Chavanel didn't do anything in the tailor-made transition stages 11+12. At Wits End

posted by chokofingrz [284 posts]
19th July 2014 - 1:48

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Party finally points from Roy Applause

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1763 posts]
22nd July 2014 - 17:54

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Oh no, pinot and peraud did not finish top 10 today Wink

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posted by JAndrewHill [1220 posts]
22nd July 2014 - 18:05

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Three stages to go... here are your standings:

JAndrewHill 769
NeilG83 743
cgipryan 697
Thorolf 617
andynic 576
STEVESPRO 576
d_jp 545
chokofingrz 541
Ghedebrav 517
ray silvester 485
Joelsim 484
livestrongnick 453
stevemarks 435
cavalry trouser tips 416
djb123 411
Twybados 376
debbieg 375
thefatcyclist 374
Gizmo_ 370
Jonnyd 369
enrique 368
TERatcliffe 362
JohnnyRemo 361
Dave Atkinson 360
jova54 353
stumps 349
yann le coz 313
NJA 249
badhamsj 246
Gmancervelo 241
Northstar 216
backflipbedlam 195
rore 103
prinzi 47

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posted by Ghedebrav [1088 posts]
24th July 2014 - 21:28

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chokofingrz wrote:
Can't believe Chavanel didn't do anything in the tailor-made transition stages 11+12. At Wits End

Past it. By about 3 years.

posted by Joelsim [1141 posts]
25th July 2014 - 14:28

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TOOT TOOT! Final scores: Party

Well done to JAndrewHill, who not only won but picked the best possible combination of riders for 50 credits in Pinot, Coquard & Peraud Nerd

Hat, sir!

JAndrewHill 899
NeilG83 877
cgipryan 786
andynic 695
Thorolf 675
STEVESPRO 667
chokofingrz 658
d_jp 648
Ghedebrav 589 Plain Face
Joelsim 551
ray silvester 543
stevemarks 493
livestrongnick 484
cavalry trouser tips 482
djb123 475
thefatcyclist 432
Dave Atkinson 427
jova54 425
enrique 421
JohnnyRemo 419
debbieg 415
Jonnyd 413
Twybados 407
TERatcliffe 402
yann le coz 385
stumps 380
Gizmo_ 370
NJA 263
badhamsj 246
Gmancervelo 241
Northstar 225
backflipbedlam 220
rore 117
prinzi 47 Devil

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posted by Ghedebrav [1088 posts]
30th July 2014 - 8:49

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Joelsim wrote:
chokofingrz wrote:
Can't believe Chavanel didn't do anything in the tailor-made transition stages 11+12. At Wits End

Past it. By about 3 years.

Maybe in real-life, but in fantasy terms even last year he scored a LOT of points. It wasn't unreasonable to expect the same this year, not least because his team were essentially invited to the Tour because he was team leader. I think the problem was that there were hardly any MM stages (like 11+12, which looked tailor-made Chava breakaway material) where the peloton were comfortable letting an escape get away. Maybe things would've been different had Sagan won on stage six or seven.

IAM were a bit disappointing on the whole though. They did get in some breaks but I can't recall them really 'animating', as they say, in the way that NetApp did. Perhaps Chava was a bit of an albatross; maybe next time they'll concentrate on getting a GC top ten/stage win with someone like Frank or even Wyss?

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posted by Ghedebrav [1088 posts]
30th July 2014 - 8:57

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Well done Jandrew. In my defence, my team did wear yellow on Bastille Day.

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posted by Gizmo_ [814 posts]
30th July 2014 - 13:44

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Ghedebrav wrote:
TOOT TOOT! Final scores: Party

Well done to JAndrewHill, who not only won but picked the best possible combination of riders for 50 credits in Pinot, Coquard & Peraud Nerd

Hat, sir!

JAndrewHill 899
NeilG83 877
cgipryan 786
andynic 695
Thorolf 675
STEVESPRO 667
chokofingrz 658
d_jp 648
Ghedebrav 589 Plain Face
Joelsim 551
ray silvester 543
stevemarks 493
livestrongnick 484
cavalry trouser tips 482
djb123 475
thefatcyclist 432
Dave Atkinson 427
jova54 425
enrique 421
JohnnyRemo 419
debbieg 415
Jonnyd 413
Twybados 407
TERatcliffe 402
yann le coz 385
stumps 380
Gizmo_ 370
NJA 263
badhamsj 246
Gmancervelo 241
Northstar 225
backflipbedlam 220
rore 117
prinzi 47 Devil

I've been away camping for a week in Keswick with no wifi.
I did see a Sky Wiggo shirt in the Saddleback café.
Chuffed to win...do I win the new bike then?

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1220 posts]
3rd August 2014 - 14:30

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Well played JEdgar Hoover.

Did you have some inside information?

Nice one anyway.

posted by Joelsim [1141 posts]
3rd August 2014 - 16:09

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