Fantasy Palmares 2012

by chrisdstripes   October 17, 2012  

Good news that we will have some kind of "Palmares" page for next season!

How did everyone get on this season? My success stories were all premium tours with far less entrants, so I came top 50 in premium but only 176th overall Thinking

1st Tour de Suisse (plus stage win)
3rd Tour of Britain
16th ENECO
24th California
48th Beijing

My best non-premium was 150th in the TdF, but had some shockers as well - I think most of you were a bit more consistent!

Thoroughly enjoyed my first season (both in fantasy cycling and in following the World Tour throughout the season, rather than just Grand Tours) - looking forward to the TDU!

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I was solid if unspectacular, had my best chance of victory in the TDU but bottled it!

So overall I came 38th overall and 23rd in premium.

So I came 4th in the TDU (I was 1st going into stage 5, then 2nd going into the last stage, and bottled it)

Shocking the next few races

Solid 26th in the spring classics (9th in ToF)
21st TdS (7th on stage 4)
72nd TdP (9th on final stage)
22nd Eneco (1st on stage 4, 3rd on the final stage, 7th on stage 5)
151st Vuelta (2nd on stage 9, 6th on stage 8)
95th ToB (2nd on last stage)
18th TJB (7th on final stage)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
17th October 2012 - 10:20

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I seem to remember doing pretty well in the TdF prologue and Stage 1, and then overall in the Olympics.

Other than that, I can't remember and can't work out how to look it up.

Plain Face

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
17th October 2012 - 10:30

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Ended up 255th overall - disapointed with that and 120th in the premium.

I did have my first stage win so was chuffed with that but came a very disapointing 11th in the region. I had been first but a v poor classics season lost me ground which i never managed to make up.

Still its just a game and been great fun so onwards and upwards for next season Big Grin

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posted by stumps [2847 posts]
17th October 2012 - 11:04

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9th in my region (Yorks and Humber), 101st overall, 53rd premium (having sneaked up into the top 50 mid Tour of Beijing only to drop down again after not making a single transfer). Satisfied given that I started the year so badly and pretty much missed the TDU, ToO, ToQ and was making tons of stupid transfers in the TdSuisse because I was getting a bit bored.

My highlights were 23rd in the Giro and a second in the purist Vuelta. Also managed a 10th in the Tour of Britain despite forgetting to submit a team for stage 1 (actually, that could have helped). Other than those and a couple of stage wins/top 5s it's been a pretty poor season from me, need to pull my finger out for next year.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
17th October 2012 - 11:23

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I failed with my main aim this year which was to win something, but I had fun along the way.

25th Spring Classics
12th California
3rd Suisse
2nd Pologne (Purist)
11th USAPCC
10th Eneco (Purist)
15th Quebec & Montreal
20th Britain

I did a lot of stage hunting in the Grand Tours, but I think my best result was only 4th (final stage of the Giro).

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
17th October 2012 - 11:40

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I hate this idea, its just going to be brag brag brag Devil

Its a game, not a race

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
17th October 2012 - 18:14

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Nowt for me to brag about, until next week after the Toon whip the asses of SMB Devil Devil Loser

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posted by stumps [2847 posts]
17th October 2012 - 20:47

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Third in the South West. Beat that!*

*challenge excludes sparta_fc and rcorbin

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7506 posts]
17th October 2012 - 21:00

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If ever there was call for alike button.

Classic banter from Dave.

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1733 posts]
17th October 2012 - 21:02

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Only thing I can add and its a mouth full. I don't even remember where I finished on each stage, nor do I care to be honest. Its not the winning, its the taking part Nerd

Highest scoring premium purist in the TdF

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
17th October 2012 - 21:17

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Dave Atkinson wrote:
Third in the South West. Beat that!*

*challenge excludes sparta_fc and rcorbin

Top foreigner* 2011, 2012

* Excludes Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man, Yorkshire and other bits of the UK

posted by nickobec [261 posts]
18th October 2012 - 2:18

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Ah Gkam - you complain that the Forum goes quiet, but when we try to start a bit of banter you shoot us down! Wink

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
18th October 2012 - 5:18

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So fairly hard First full season for me Sad

Paris-Nice 23rd
Tour de Suisse 78th
Tour de Pologne 40th 1 Stage win Big Grin
Clasica San Sebastian 13th
USA Pro Cycling Challenge 90th

OVERALL 143
Premium 81st
South West 5th

Highgest stage score:-USA Pro Cycling Challenge: Stage 7: Denver - 189

Lowest stage score:-Olympics: Olympic Road Race - 0

Bring on next year can't wait! Prob have a team name change...... Sick

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
18th October 2012 - 8:13

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My first season playing the game and really made following the races more interesting as I felt I had a steak in what was going on.

6th purist overall

most aesthetically pleasing overall score 10001

posted by Kingrolo [42 posts]
18th October 2012 - 13:07

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Gkam - top killjoy 2012 Big Grin

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
18th October 2012 - 13:14

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Kingrolo wrote:
My first season playing the game and really made following the races more interesting as I felt I had a steak in what was going on.

6th purist overall

most aesthetically pleasing overall score 10001

Steak... if that was deliberate I like your sense of humour. [Bertie, you hungry?!]

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3475 posts]
18th October 2012 - 14:04

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I'd like to beef up my reputation and say it was, but it was just good old poor spelling.

posted by Kingrolo [42 posts]
18th October 2012 - 16:16

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Arise Sir-Loin of Saxo-Bank Angry

posted by ray silvester [1858 posts]
19th October 2012 - 9:10

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livestrongnick wrote:
So fairly hard First full season for me Sad

Bring on next year can't wait! Prob have a team name change...... Sick

How about "i Love Struck lance" Rolling On The Floor Rolling On The Floor

Only joking mate, after whats been released i dont blame you. Wink

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posted by stumps [2847 posts]
21st October 2012 - 18:56

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Would like the Palmares to include 2011 (actually won a stage of the Giro then) and even my 2010 results from the Vuelta (no idea how I went), but Dave has said no. boo hoo!

posted by nickobec [261 posts]
22nd October 2012 - 4:38

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stumps wrote:
livestrongnick wrote:
So fairly hard First full season for me Sad

Bring on next year can't wait! Prob have a team name change...... Sick

How about "i Love Struck lance" Rolling On The Floor Rolling On The Floor

Only joking mate, after whats been released i dont blame you. Wink

How about 'Lance made me do it'?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
22nd October 2012 - 7:11

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