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PzychotropicMac [81 posts] 6 years ago
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Right, Ive signed up...dont know that I will do very well but hopefully my gaggle of riders will do themselves proud.

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Super Domestique [1605 posts] 6 years ago
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Yeah same here. I am away the first wk of the tour so will get the highlights but no more than that. Hopefully I'll come back to my team doing well though!

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DaveP [412 posts] 6 years ago
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I've done my usual: "Pick the names I know and guess the rest." selection....  16

Even set up a Billy-No-Mates league : 1437
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dave atkinson [6247 posts] 6 years ago
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DaveP wrote:

Even set up a Billy-No-Mates league : 1437
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You vs me then davep. Bring it on  1

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Disco shack postana [1 post] 6 years ago
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Hi, I've made my initial selections and would love to join a league if anyone will have me

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DaveP [412 posts] 6 years ago
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Disco shack postana wrote:

Hi, I've made my initial selections and would love to join a league if anyone will have me

Why not join the Billy-No-Mates league?

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step-hent [723 posts] 6 years ago
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Am also signed up, and joining the Billy-No-Mates league - thanks DaveP. great idea this - always have the crap bored out of me by mates talking about fantasy football, now i can retaliate!

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James Warrener [1083 posts] 6 years ago
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Its looking good, I was on an Arsenal FC forum the other day and they were talking about their mini-league.

I see even the Bike Radar forumites are talking about having a league in this competition.

Can only be good for Tony and Dave that.

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the fluoxetine kid [21 posts] 6 years ago
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do i have to have a league code or something to join a mini league ? love to join if anyone has one.

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James Warrener [1083 posts] 6 years ago
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1361 is our office league, you are more than welcome to join that.

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gandberg [175 posts] 6 years ago
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If any of you are in Worcestershie, I've set up a league whose title pays homage to the Kevin Costner cycling movie classic.

League number: 1368

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dave atkinson [6247 posts] 6 years ago
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Plus there's DaveP's Billy-No-Mates league : 1437

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Simon_MacMichael [2457 posts] 6 years ago
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jimmythecuckoo wrote:

Its looking good, I was on an Arsenal FC forum the other day and they were talking about their mini-league.

Have you got a code for that Arsenal mini-league? Quite fancy taking on some fellow Gooners  3

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Fringe [1047 posts] 6 years ago
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so i figured that the best policy was to pick a random team to make up the 150 points and see what gives... as opposed to subing/changing as the tour progresses. but hey im not know for picking winners.

have put my lot in with the billy no mates lot if thats okay. ta.

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the fluoxetine kid [21 posts] 6 years ago
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thanks for replies jimmythe cuckoo and davep I have joined the billy no mates league, two chances of being laterne rouge now!

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James Warrener [1083 posts] 6 years ago
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Simon_MacMichael wrote:
jimmythecuckoo wrote:

Its looking good, I was on an Arsenal FC forum the other day and they were talking about their mini-league.

Have you got a code for that Arsenal mini-league? Quite fancy taking on some fellow Gooners  3

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ninjaslim [8 posts] 6 years ago
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nice game - chapeau

Finding the transfers a pain with the 2 riders per team rule causing problems with points limit. Say I'm trying to change Wiggins to Menchov and Freire to Cavendish, not enough points to do the sprint swap first, too many Rabo riders to do the GC swap first. The end result is OK I'd have enough points, and only 2 riders from rabobank

c'est la vie

bon chance

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nikalway [4 posts] 6 years ago
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ninjaslim wrote:

nice game - chapeau

Finding the transfers a pain with the 2 riders per team rule causing problems with points limit. Say I'm trying to change Wiggins to Menchov and Freire to Cavendish, not enough points to do the sprint swap first, too many Rabo riders to do the GC swap first. The end result is OK I'd have enough points, and only 2 riders from rabobank

c'est la vie

bon chance

Same here.

Want to replace Wiggins with Cantador who is more expensive so have to replace another guy with a cheaper rider first. Unfortunately I can't do that as the replacement I want to bring in whois cheaper is a Sky rider and I can't do that as the replacement list blocks out the Sky riders as I already have 2 of them. Ultimately my team will meet the price and team member requirements.

Maybe this transfer system can do the removes first then the adds or apply them both together?

Nik

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Simon_MacMichael [2457 posts] 6 years ago
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Both good points, Dave's the man who would need to see if this is possible, he looks after the gaffa tape and string side of the site - back tomorrow but after the stage starts so nothing doing before then I'm afraid.

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msw [113 posts] 6 years ago
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Same problem here; I can't replace Farrar with Cavendish because Cav's more expensive, but that wouldn't be a problem if I could replace Wiggins with VandeVelde. But I can't do that because I've already got Farrar and Millar. This could get annoying...

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miffed [162 posts] 6 years ago
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just signed up to the billy no mates league. The I agree about the transfers, being able to set them up at the same time would be the solution (though I dont know how hard thatd be).

Also the scoring is hard to work out, ive got big points for gerrderman and farrar that I cant work out how i got, but not complaining. Would it be possible to get breakdown of the scores (a google docs spreadsheet of all the riders scores each day would surfice) juts being too geeky.

James

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nikalway [4 posts] 6 years ago
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Both Gerrderman and Farrar got stage points and GC points points.

* 20 points for first position on the stage down to 1 point for 20th position
* 5 point bonus for every other member of the stage winner's team
* 10 points for overall leader in the GC down to 1 point for 10th position
* Intermediate sprint points as awarded for the stage (not stage finish)
* Intermediate KoM points adjusted* for the stage (not summit finishes)
* 5 points for the White jersey leader down to 1 point for 5th position
* 20 point bonus for the most combative rider. We love those guys.
* Lanterne Rouge: 10 point bonus for rolling in dead last. At least you tried.

* KoM points are adjusted as follows. Basically the number of riders who score is the number of points on offer over any col.

* Cat 4 & Cat 3: as awarded
* Cat 2: 6 points for first down to 1 point for sixth
* Cat 1: 8 points for first down to 1 point for eighth
* HC: 10 points for first down to 1 point for 10th

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Simon_MacMichael [2457 posts] 6 years ago
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Nikalway beat me to it, thanks  1

Miffed, you should have 18 points for Farrar (14 stage + 4 GC position), 12 for Gerdemann (11 + 1). Anything else and something's broken, so let us know.

I'll flag the Google Doc spreadsheet request to Dave, don't know if that is doable.

And someone on Twitter asked if we could let people see which riders others had in their teams, so that's on the list too  1

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miffed [162 posts] 6 years ago
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thanks, getting confused between GC and on the day points.

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dave atkinson [6247 posts] 6 years ago
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Hello chaps. Point taken about the transfers. I'll make changes to the system so that those transfers will be possible. That change will prob go live later this eve so you may want to hang fire on your stage 2 moves till tomorrow morning...

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dave atkinson [6247 posts] 6 years ago
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As for rider points, well as of (probably) monday you'll be able to click on a rider's name to see their points breakdown from within the game.

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dave atkinson [6247 posts] 6 years ago
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Other riders: you'll be able to see who scored what for other teams in stages that have been completed. You won't be able to see anyone's current team. Again, rollout for that on monday...

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Simon_MacMichael [2457 posts] 6 years ago
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Glad I transferred Lars Boom into my side today, thought he might want to represent as the race left Holland  1

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gandberg [175 posts] 6 years ago
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Ah, just heard Simons correction read out on eurosport by Carlton Kirby. Can't have been another MacMichael, could it?

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Simon_MacMichael [2457 posts] 6 years ago
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Missed that, Gandberg (busy setting up report) - he didn't read out my tweet about how in Italy, Captain Birdseye goes by the name Capitano Findus, did he?  4

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