This season so far
My thoughts so far:
Enjoying it, as much as last season if not more.
Scoring changes, I now go for the win more, than the safety of GC points.
Glad to sent the end of 10 points for Lantern Rouge, goodbye easy points.
Breakaways, I have not tried this year, did not really try last year, more luck than good planning, though with a transfer to spare you can be a gamble.
4 "Star" riders vs GC, PC, KM & 2 * AR last year required more planning and understanding the strengths & weaknesses of all riders. This year load up with 4 PCs for sprint stage not a PC, AR who could sprint and KM & GC with kick to finish inside top 20.
4 "Star" riders is one rule I like to change, at times it does limit the options for a team. There have been times I have 3 stars and couple of decent DSs and then had to spend 10 points on a "star" rider who will do nothing ( or drop a expensive DS, to get a better "star" and a cheaper DS). Sometimes I would like to have 3 stars & 6 DS or 5 stars & 4 DS if the race & values fit.
Banking of transfer, loving it, still need to plan ahead. Tend to use them on "star" riders unlike last year equally split between "star" & DS
Races keep em coming not a fan of Qatar but good live coverage, would of enjoyed Oman, better racing if there was decent coverage. Would of liked Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne Brussels Kuurne, but I am a traditionalist.