Fantasy TDF 2010 chat

by Dave Atkinson   June 28, 2010  

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Do it again next year? We're enjoying it so much we'll be doing it again for the Vuelta!

Noted on those suggestions too.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4070 posts]
21st July 2010 - 8:56

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My sprinter has gone awol and I cant replace him either, whats going on? Cheers!

The Man In Black.

posted by gandberg [215 posts]
21st July 2010 - 9:52

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Only just found this Forum. Joined Billy-no-mates league and am in a reasonable position. Also joined Worcs Flyers and shot straight to the top! Yay! Thanks for the open invites fellas!

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posted by bikeandy61 [349 posts]
21st July 2010 - 18:52

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Can't wait for the Vuelta even more now, knowing that I can be a mediocre manager again so soon. What will we do come season end?

And DON'T suggest Fantasy Footie thank you very much.

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posted by bikeandy61 [349 posts]
21st July 2010 - 18:54

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Why can't you replace him Gandberg? If he's dropped out you get an extra transfer to replace him

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4070 posts]
21st July 2010 - 21:10

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I must confess I am really enjoying the Tour all the more due to this and I enjoy the Tour a lot anyway!

Plus my son has got hooked all the more so now (like having a signed Contador poster on his wall wasn't enough!) He keeps asking me to check my points Crying

posted by Super Domestique [1411 posts]
22nd July 2010 - 7:53

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tony_farrelly wrote:
Do it again next year? We're enjoying it so much we'll be doing it again for the Vuelta!

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Tour of Britain?

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posted by Fringe [1070 posts]
22nd July 2010 - 13:21

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oooo Tour of Britain! Now why didn't I think of that? Do it, do it, do IT! Big Grin

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posted by bikeandy61 [349 posts]
22nd July 2010 - 16:05

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that means we'd have to start the ToB one before the Vuelta one had finished, right?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [6698 posts]
22nd July 2010 - 16:31

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If you're taking requests/suggestions is there any chance you can make the rider list available throughout the tour in the same format as when you pick your team (ie ordered by cost split into category as well as ordered by point score)? Would just make it s little easier to pick riders Smile

posted by drheaton [2977 posts]
22nd July 2010 - 17:15

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Woow! 76 best score of the Tour.

Devil

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posted by DaveP [467 posts]
22nd July 2010 - 19:18

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dave_atkinson wrote:
that means we'd have to start the ToB one before the Vuelta one had finished, right?

That's not a problem, is it?

Go on do it. You know it makes sense. Big Grin

Did Nightrider 2013 for Parkinson's UK, Next!

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posted by jova54 [450 posts]
22nd July 2010 - 19:19

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OMG! 121 points on one stage. Surprise

About time too! Finally getting to grips with these team balance thingy.

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posted by jova54 [450 posts]
22nd July 2010 - 19:24

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Can't understand why Schleck didn't gain me any kom points today after the Tourmalet- otherwise a very good day for me with 130 points.

posted by PLANETZED [1 posts]
22nd July 2010 - 20:07

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Evening. My list of stages gors from 14 straight to 17, without mention of stages 15 and 16.... Any ideas, moderators?

The Man In Black.

posted by gandberg [215 posts]
22nd July 2010 - 20:52

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PLANETZED wrote:
Can't understand why Schleck didn't gain me any kom points today after the Tourmalet- otherwise a very good day for me with 130 points.

Mountain finishes don't count towards kom; only intermediate climbs. Same with sprints.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [6698 posts]
22nd July 2010 - 22:09

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gandberg wrote:
Evening. My list of stages gors from 14 straight to 17, without mention of stages 15 and 16.... Any ideas, moderators?

You didn't have a full roster maybe?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [6698 posts]
22nd July 2010 - 22:10

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been great fun 3 transfers per stage would make it better cos more combo's possible therefore harder. More points for stage less for overall wud be good too eg cancellara just wins prolog but picks up points everyday for being in top 10 just a thought anyone disagree?

posted by the fluoxetine kid [30 posts]
22nd July 2010 - 22:53

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I like the two transfers per stage rule, in my opinion it makes it much harder because it forces you to think further ahead. Rather than making it harder with more combinations I think three transfers would make it easier to draft riders in for single stages like the TT and make it easier to score more points on the transitions between sprint and mountain stages. I'd love to have three transfers ahead of the TT but only because it would make life easier. Maybe having double or unlimited transfers on rest days could be a compromise and allow those struggling to completely reshuffle their teams?

I also like the scoring system because its relatively balanced between climbers and sprinters. Points for GC position is a nice touch and adds something else you need to think about ie do you take Sammy Sanchez's guaranteed 8 points a stage or gamble on Boassen Hagen etc?

Overall its a really great well thought out system and I wouldn't change too much Smile

posted by drheaton [2977 posts]
23rd July 2010 - 7:33

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well we're looking at a few bits and bobs for the vuelta/tob, and next year. unlimited transfers on rest days was one we had considered, also the ability to make more than two transfers but incur a penalty for any above two, say 10 points a transfer. we'll also be revamping the transfer system a bit, so you can do your transfers all at once and press go rather than having to do them one at a time.

overall we reckon the scoring system, scrawled on the back of a fag packet as it was, has worked out pretty well. but we're open to suggestions on how it can be improved, and obviously it'll have to be altered for the other races anyway.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [6698 posts]
23rd July 2010 - 8:20

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Are there any bonus points on offer for the overall winners of the jerseys? I feel bad for dropping Chartreau just because he's not going to win me any more KOM points...

If not perhaps that would be a good tweak to the scoring system for the Vuelta - as it stands (if I haven't got it wrong) then having lots of days in the yellow jersey is more important for the fantasy scoring than winning the race.

posted by msw [120 posts]
23rd July 2010 - 17:46

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Its been a really great fantasy TDF. A suggestion perhaps would be that your original line up of riders would count for more points at the end of the race similar to the one that was on eurosport a few years ago. I must admit tho, that this method has been far more exciting and ive been commuting even faster to get home from work to get my transfers in!!!! Cool

8b

posted by eightb11 [3 posts]
23rd July 2010 - 18:06

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OMG I won.....incredible!

Fantasy Tour de France Winner 2010
Tour Down Under Purist Winner 2012
Tour of Qatar Purist Winner 2012

posted by alexlnumber1 [52 posts]
25th July 2010 - 21:35

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Well done alexl - you deserve it after leading for so long. Looking forward to your tips for next year! Smile

posted by mrsminx411 [84 posts]
25th July 2010 - 22:16

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Could I ask the moderators to arrange for blood and urine samples from a sample of the Fantasy League competitors (say the first 133 teams). Maybe check for hidden electric motors also.

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posted by Greensox [14 posts]
26th July 2010 - 9:23

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no prizes for guessing where you finished then, Greensox Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [6698 posts]
26th July 2010 - 9:51

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this was a great competition! Loved it, even though it made watching the Tour even more stressful. Fancy doing one for the Vuelta as well? Please?

posted by stereojet [111 posts]
26th July 2010 - 10:46

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yup, vuelta version is in 'development' Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [6698 posts]
26th July 2010 - 10:47

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Brill. Looking forward to it!

posted by stereojet [111 posts]
26th July 2010 - 11:02

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dave_atkinson wrote:
yup, vuelta version is in 'development' Smile

Excellent news. Would hate to have to wait till the next TdF to play again!

posted by Super Domestique [1411 posts]
26th July 2010 - 11:32

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