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Are the tours of Qatar and Oman or the Vuelta a Andalucia going to be included in the fantasy season? Other races in Feb which would be good to include would be the Volta ao Algarve and the Giro di Sardegna but these clash with the tour of Oman and the Vuelta a Andalucia.
It seems a shame to have a month completely race free and after a fairly good start in the TDU, I don't want to have to wait until Paris-Nice to get my team racing again again.

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spindoctore [53 posts] 4 years ago
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yes - what a huge gap to Paris-Nice - please Road CC - help us out with at least Oatar and Oman

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 4 years ago
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Why don't we just practice and see how we would have done. You get all the results on the Internet anyway.

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stumps [3184 posts] 4 years ago
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I have to admit it seems sensible to have at least a couple of races, no matter how short, included for February, but i will leave that upto the powers that be.  39

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Johnbosley [28 posts] 4 years ago
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I imagine it's quite some work to add something ... But it would be nice.I'm a newcomer but really enjoyed this, Thank you.

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stumps [3184 posts] 4 years ago
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At the end of last season peer pressure caused the powers that be to add a race on at the end so i imagine the system is already in place to add or remove races.

Mind you i know as much about computers as Andy Carroll knows about putting a ball in the net this season.  19

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 4 years ago
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See I think all world tour races should be added unless there is a crossover. So tour de Romandie, Eneco Tour and Tour of Bejing could all be added in my opinion

But its all up to Dave, he does a great job at running this game as it is, i just like the day to day, so miss it when there are big gaps in the schedule

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dave atkinson [6142 posts] 4 years ago
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the moon on a stick. that's what you'll be asking for next.

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dave atkinson [6142 posts] 4 years ago
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tour of qatar/tour of oman aren't beyond the realms of possibility since they're ASO and we can be fairly sure the results will be up quickly and accurately. i'll need to look into it a bit though.

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 4 years ago
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dave_atkinson wrote:

the moon on a stick. that's what you'll be asking for next.

Well if your offering to do that, id like to see it

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 4 years ago
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What about just Het Nieuwesblad and K-Brussles-K as bonus stages at the end of February

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stumps [3184 posts] 4 years ago
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Raleigh wrote:

What about just Het Nieuwesblad and K-Brussles-K as bonus stages at the end of February

These appear to be more realistic than the week long tours especially if there is concerns over the accuracy of the results and timing.  39

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nigsbrown [17 posts] 4 years ago
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Looks like we have the Tour of Qatar to look forward to in February  16
Here's a link to a provisional startlist
http://www.cyclingfever.com/editie.html?_ap=startlijst&editie_idd=MjMwODk=

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dave atkinson [6142 posts] 4 years ago
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yes, and the tour of oman too.

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Johnbosley [28 posts] 4 years ago
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As I sit here with my broken ankle, this brought a smile to my face!

Thankyou.

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nigsbrown [17 posts] 4 years ago
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The tour of Qatar website list the following teams as participating:

  • BMC
  • Bridgestone Anchor Pro Cycling Team
  • Champion System
  • Farnese Neri Cycling Team
  • Fdj - BigMat
  • Garmin-Cervélo
  • Giant Kenda Pro Cycling Team
  • Greenedge Cycling Team
  • Katusha Team
  • Liquigas-Cannondale
  • Lotto Belisol Team
  • Omega Pharma - Quick Step Cycling Team
  • Rabobank
  • RadioShack-Nissan
  • Skil-1t4i
  • Sky Pro Cycling
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cherrypicked [166 posts] 4 years ago
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Will they count to the overall?

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giff77 [1191 posts] 4 years ago
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Dave - you're a legend  4 4 4

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fxceltic [28 posts] 4 years ago
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Hmm, personally I dont mind the break, its time consuming picking your team every day, all the more so for the big races which mean 3 weeks consistent effort.

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aaus [16 posts] 4 years ago
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giff77 wrote:

Dave - you're a legend  4 4 4

I was just about to say that.
What a great news that is!

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dave atkinson [6142 posts] 4 years ago
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cherrypicked wrote:

Will they count to the overall?

yup, they'll count to the overall.

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dave atkinson [6142 posts] 4 years ago
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fxceltic wrote:

Hmm, personally I dont mind the break, its time consuming picking your team every day, all the more so for the big races which mean 3 weeks consistent effort.

you can always go purist for those ones... only one team to pick then

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stumps [3184 posts] 4 years ago
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fxceltic wrote:

Hmm, personally I dont mind the break, its time consuming picking your team every day, all the more so for the big races which mean 3 weeks consistent effort.

It's all part of the fun mate, enjoy it whilst you can.

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 4 years ago
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What about Het N and KBK, the two most overlooked races on the calendar.

Not my favourites though

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 4 years ago
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Wow, gonna be some tough choices for tour of qatar for such a flat race in the main.....Renshaw, Cav, Greipel, Sagan, Hushovd,

our first real view of how teams etc may be picked for the tours

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thefatcyclist [543 posts] 4 years ago
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I'll look forward to it, thanks Dave.

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 4 years ago
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Mark Cavendish (SKY) PC Value: 40.0 Form: 0.0
Peter Sagan (LIQ) AR Value: 34.6 Form: 0.0
Andre Greipel (LOT) PC Value: 34.6 Form: 22.6
Karsten Kroon (SAX) AR Value: 15.5 Form: 0.0
DomestiquesKlaas Lodewyck (BMC) DS Value: 9.6 Form: 0.0
Roger Kluge (1T4) DS Value: 3.1 Form: 0.0
Alex Howes (GRM) DS Value: 3.3 Form: 0.0
Danilo Wyss (BMC) DS Value: 3.3 Form: 0.0
Baden Cooke (GRE)

potential team based on current rider list, its tough if you want more than maybe 1/2 big names

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 4 years ago
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I know some of these guys wont be races, but here is an example team prob about 1/2 of who i'll pick

Mark Cavendish (SKY)
Alessandro Petacchi (LAM)
Roman Kreuziger (AST)
David Millar (GRM)
Valentin Iglinksiy (AST)
Javier Moreno (MOV)
Christian Benenati (FAR)
Hayden Roulston (RSN)
Jack Bauer (GRM)

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stumps [3184 posts] 4 years ago
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After looking at the provisional start list i've got:

Cav
Renshaw
Mcewen
Oss
Kohler
Eisel
Posthuma
Tuft
Wyss.

No way is it set in stone, but it's not to bad a team - so far  39

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TheHatter [770 posts] 4 years ago
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sounds like there will there be more people doing Fantasy cycling than actually spectating at the whole of the Tour of Qatar!

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Rvizzle [94 posts] 4 years ago
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Sterling effort, Dave. Thought I'd struggle through Feb with no FC, but this has made my day. I'll probably still struggle through Feb, though, given a few bad team selection choices!

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