road.cc fantasy cycling 2011

by Dave Atkinson   November 1, 2010  

Okay, so we want to run a season-long compo next year which will take in the three grand tours and some other races too. But which races?

It's been suggested that the classics are a good place to start. here's the classics list off of wikipedia:

Milan – San Remo (Italy)
Ronde van Vlaanderen (Belgium)
Gent–Wevelgem (Belgium)
Paris–Roubaix (France)
Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands)
Flèche Wallonne (Belgium)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Belgium)
Gent-Wevelgem (Belgium)
Clásica de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Classic) (Spain)
Paris–Brussels (France/ Belgium)
Paris–Tours (France)
Giro di Lombardia (Italy)

Others under consideration are:

Tour Down Under
Tirreno Adriatico
Tour of California
Tour de Suisse
Dauphiné Libéré
World Champs

The idea would be to have a season-long compo with the three grand tours available as a standalone event too. sound good? any more suggestions? the more the merrier.

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haha, me too.

I have some riders in mind.

Really trivial Dave but on the football one on www.premierleague.com and on one of the online cycling ones (sorry can't remember which one), you can design a kit.

Can we have a kit design for our team?

Big Grin

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1283 posts]
12th January 2011 - 11:34

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Yawn V. bored at work today.
Any news on the games?

... ... need more speed!

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posted by JC [129 posts]
12th January 2011 - 11:47

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Just picked my team over on Cobblestone... This is for up to the first transfer window in March.

If I could replicate that in the game on here I would be happy with that squad.

Position Rider
1 Nibali Vincenzo [Liquigas - Doimo]
2 Cavendish Mark [Team Htc - Columbia]
3 Schleck Andy [Team Saxo Bank]
4 Porte Richie [Team Saxo Bank]
5 Tondo Volpini Xavier [Cervélo Test Team]
6 Hoogerland Johnny [Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team]
7 Wiggins Bradley [Sky Professional Cycling Team]
8 Löfkvist Thomas [Sky Professional Cycling Team]
9 Burghardt Marcus [Bmc Racing Team]
10 Hinault Sébastien [Ag2R - La Mondiale]
11 Swift Ben [Sky Professional Cycling Team]

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1283 posts]
13th January 2011 - 12:25

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I think they are ignoring us... we are the supergeeks of the bike world! Haha

Exercise physiologist, endurance coach, bike geek!

posted by LabMonkey [97 posts]
14th January 2011 - 20:15

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It looks that way...

I can set up a temp mini league on cobblestone to cover us until the road.cc competetion starts if anyone is interested.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1283 posts]
18th January 2011 - 9:04

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we're not ignoring you... we're busy beavering away Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7468 posts]
18th January 2011 - 10:02

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Big Grin No wuzzers then... I will wait and plan my team

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1283 posts]
18th January 2011 - 11:35

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the road.cc game is slated to launch mid feb, to give you a month to make your picks before the first scoring race, the milan san remo.

all good things and that Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7468 posts]
18th January 2011 - 12:01

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Thats great - that will stop me checking the website every few hours.

Could you leak a definitive race list to upease our excitement?

Exercise physiologist, endurance coach, bike geek!

posted by LabMonkey [97 posts]
18th January 2011 - 13:22

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Milano-San Remo
Gent – Wevelgem
Ronde van Vlaanderen
Paris - Roubaix
Amstel Gold Race
La Flèche Wallonne
Liège - Bastogne - Liège
Giro D'Italia
Criterium du Dauphiné Libéré
Tour de Suisse
Tour de France
Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian
GP Ouest France - Plouay
Vuelta a España
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
World Championships TT
World Championships Road race
Giro di Lombardia

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7468 posts]
18th January 2011 - 13:26

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dave_atkinson wrote:

Milano-San Remo
Gent – Wevelgem
Ronde van Vlaanderen
Paris - Roubaix
Amstel Gold Race
La Flèche Wallonne
Liège - Bastogne - Liège
Giro D'Italia
Criterium du Dauphiné Libéré
Tour de Suisse
Tour de France
Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian
GP Ouest France - Plouay
Vuelta a España
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
World Championships TT
World Championships Road race
Giro di Lombardia

Fantastic choice of races... can't wait to get started!

Exercise physiologist, endurance coach, bike geek!

posted by LabMonkey [97 posts]
18th January 2011 - 14:46

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is it not possible to have the Tour of Britain as it runs concurrently with the Vuelta..?

thought so.

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posted by Fringe [1083 posts]
18th January 2011 - 15:41

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Have subscribed to this thead in anticipation of the competition starting Nerd

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1283 posts]
26th January 2011 - 15:11

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and it will, the game engine is mostly built and we're just dotting some i's and crossing some t's about the rules and the prizes and such. it'll launch in plenty of time for the Milan - San Remo, don't you worry...

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7468 posts]
26th January 2011 - 15:15

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I am super excited to play the full season this year. My husband and I were looking for a fantasy cycling game before the start of the Vuelta last year, and that is how we found road.cc.

I played as a purist last time, and hoping I can keep my resolve and keeping it going this year too.

Thanks for the game! The hardest part is keeping myself away from the scores during the day at work, so I don't give away the actual race that I want to watch when I get home.

posted by LaurCar [7 posts]
21st February 2011 - 15:08

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When can we start looking at the riders and building our teams?

Personally, I don't think we should be able to transfer riders during a stage race - in the real world they can't.

Marky

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posted by Marky Legs [112 posts]
24th February 2011 - 9:08

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Quote:
Personally, I don't think we should be able to transfer riders during a stage race

you'll be wanting the purists' league then Smile

it all goes live tomorrow...

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7468 posts]
24th February 2011 - 9:23

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It's live!!!

I don't really like that I have to pick an expensive team leader and climber for the classics. Can't I leave them out and have a team of 7 or select two more domestiques?

posted by Aapje [196 posts]
25th February 2011 - 8:30

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Quote:
Can't I leave them out and have a team of 7 or select two more domestiques?

No. you can pick an inexpensive team leader and climber though, if you like Smile

make sure you join our 'beat the road.cc team' league too, #6493

More news on prizes later. They gunna be worth playing for, i can tell you that Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7468 posts]
25th February 2011 - 8:41

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But they are so expensive Sad

Anyhow, I've got my team sorted and I'm on par with the road.cc team! It can only go downhill from here, I'm afraid. I'm too dumb for this Big Grin

posted by Aapje [196 posts]
25th February 2011 - 9:12

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where's Haussler?

posted by Jonny7C [64 posts]
25th February 2011 - 12:50

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I'm in Big Grin

posted by warrener25 [5 posts]
25th February 2011 - 14:06

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i cant see hausler either.

Also can you see other teams selections if youre in the same league?

posted by miffed [163 posts]
25th February 2011 - 14:40

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Jonny7C wrote:
where's Haussler?

I was wondering that.

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posted by Benjamin Hall [64 posts]
25th February 2011 - 14:41

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He's definitely not there and we'd better definitely find him. Heinrich Haussler shall return

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4153 posts]
25th February 2011 - 15:38

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hi, i can't think of a really good team name. Confused Thinking i would like one with a pun to do with a pro team. any suggestions?

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posted by Robrien [4 posts]
26th February 2011 - 22:22

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Blue sky thinking ??

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
26th February 2011 - 23:07

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For a team lacking climbers: Col-No-Go?

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posted by simonmb [360 posts]
27th February 2011 - 3:28

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Can't wait for the first race!

posted by noleafclover [26 posts]
27th February 2011 - 10:29

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leotard? Wink

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posted by DaveP [467 posts]
27th February 2011 - 20:21

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