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by ray silvester   December 6, 2012  

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION WINNERS

Tour Down Under: Alan Tullett(Pure Fantasy)
TDU Purist: Gkam84(Up and Doon Hills)
Tour of Qatar: enrique(Team Don Q)
TOQ Purist: Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
Tour of Mediterranean: Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
TOM Purist: TERatcliffe26(Ratcliffe26)
Tour of Oman: Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
TOO Purist: Teratcliffe26(Ratcliffe26)
Volta Ao Algarve: TERatcliffe(Ratcliffe26)
VAA Purist: Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)

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After ToO Stage 3:
Well it looks like a Battle-Royale atop Green Mountain for chrisdstripes and TERatcliffe who are separated by just a point in the Forum's Scorum's Tour of Oman purist division.
NeilG83 leads the standard teams but I reckon that one may all come down to Contador?
Interesting that FOUR of the top 8 teams are purist!!

Obviously the overall Forum's Scorum's league does not share this trend and we have to look all the way down to 18th for our leading purist.....Wig_Billy who is also Forum's Scorum's standard overall Maillot Jaune.

So how do your teams look like for Green Mountain?

Mine are

Standard:Sagan,Nibali,Contador,Pasqualon,Marcato,Elmiger,Dempster,Jeanneson,DiCorrado.

Purist:Elmiger,Boonen,Gilbert,Velits,Nibali,Jeanneson,Porte,Tschopp,Bookwalter......NO Sagan Sick

Algarve starts tomorrow too.....how are we reading that one?
2 sprints,a tough uphill finish and then Tony Martin wins the TT and overall?

Any little 'Pork N Cheese' gems in amongst the wildcards?

My Tips for overall are Westra and Kwiatkowski but then my last tips were Rogers and Talansky for the TourMed Surprise

posted by ray silvester [1846 posts]
13th February 2013 - 18:43

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Peter Sagan (LIQ)
Tony Gallopin (RSN)
Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ)
Andrea Pasqualon (COG)
Martin Elmiger (IAM)
Alberto Contador (SAX)
Marko Kump (SAX)
Davide Appollonio (ALM)
Danny Van Poppel (VCD)

this lot are more puncheurs than climbers, so lets hope contandor doesn't kill them all off too soon
I thought froome might do well tomorrow, but had doubts after his showing on stage 3...is he saving himself for tomorrow....will porte & wiggo lead him up at the usual high speed?? If so, I reckon Contador will pip him at the post.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1227 posts]
13th February 2013 - 22:21

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For me it's all about Nibali....he's ALWAYS in decent condition and should always be rated at about 35 credits,any less and he's a bargain any more and he's too expensive?

posted by ray silvester [1846 posts]
14th February 2013 - 1:12

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After ToO Stage 4:
It really is time to send Wig_Billy to doping control as he goes into the Forum's Scorum's Tour of Oman lead on countback from NeilG83 whilst TERatcliffe won the battle of the purists atop Green Mountain(or rather chrisdstripes lost it with just 7 pts scored) to lead in that division.....although there are 3 other teams still within 30 pts of him.

The Top 4 overall in the Forum's Scorum's league shows no change(Wig_Billy leading) but the big mover was chrisdstripes redeeming himself by moving up 3 places to 5th and into the elite 6 team group with 2K badges.No prizes for guessing that Wig_Billy still leads the purists with GKam hanging in there.

Will our very own Wig_go make a slip up in Algarve.....it seems to me that his original selections have been consistently strong so far?

posted by ray silvester [1846 posts]
14th February 2013 - 18:45

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My Algarve team is very sprinter heavy, so I expect I'll be a bit behind the people who picked Machado & Costa from the start.

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
14th February 2013 - 21:26

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I've mixed my purist team up for Algarve, Couple of TT guys, couple of climbers and hoping the rest will sprint

Mark Cavendish
Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa
Kris Boeckmans
Jonathan Castroviejo
Giacomo Nizzolo
Tony Martin
Ian Boswell
Willem Wauters
Jon Tiernan-Locke

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posted by Gkam84 [8905 posts]
14th February 2013 - 22:49

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I thought Uran would be leading Sky, but Henao seems more favoured, so Ive dropped RU. #jeneregretterien

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1227 posts]
14th February 2013 - 23:39

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Well after the 1st stage of Algarve and it's myself(ray silvester) and obutterwick leading in the FS standard....mighty impressive from NeilG83's purist team though to be third overall and tops in purist for the Volta of Algarve.

If nothing else it got me my high rollers badge and in homage to that I'll be sticking with my team for stage 2....although to be fair I want 4 transfers for the lumpy stage 3!!

In the Overall FS table it's obutterwick that's moved into 4th spot at the expense of chrisdstripes with the rest remaining neutralised...Wig_Billy still holds the purist top spot.

posted by ray silvester [1846 posts]
15th February 2013 - 2:13

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Don't worry, At the end of the Algarve, I will have the purist bag in my hands. Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8905 posts]
15th February 2013 - 3:47

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ToO after stage 5:NeilG83 is not giving up the ghost and is just 24 pts short of Forum's Scorum's Oman leader Wig_Billy....reminiscent of Froomey trying to chase down Purito atop green Mountain!! It's a similar looking thing in the purist division but this time NeilG83 is chasing down TERatcliffe's 17pt lead.

Algarve after stage 2:obutterwick and I remain tied in the lead for the Forum's Scorums Volta Ao Algarve so it looks as though we BOTH stuck with the same teams.....the key will be how we adapt for the hillier stage 3 and the ITT.Personally i took out my 3 sprinters(Boeckmans,Cav and Nizzolo)for 3 GC type team leaders(Kelderman,DeGendt and Henao) saving 3 transfers for the ITT tomorrow.NeilG83 leads the purists in Portugal from Dr Heaton but with 35 points between the overall top 10 both races are up for grabs.

In the Overall Forum Scorum's league it's as you were for the top 7 with Wig_Billy holding a massive 330 pt lead over Alan Tullett with NeilG83 rounding out the podium position......simon F climbed 2 spaces into the top 10.Its a lot squakier in the Purist overall but it's also Wig_Billy leading(by 43pts)GKam84.

posted by ray silvester [1846 posts]
16th February 2013 - 11:11

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I think barring something bizarre for the finish of Oman then no one will catch me in the purist. In fact I think Chrisdstripes is the most likely to catch me as he has pretty much the same sprinters as me but also Bouhanni, but he would need a win from Bouhanni

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3977 posts]
16th February 2013 - 11:28

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You're probably right TER but I put Bouhanni in to my standard team thinking he's favourite for the stage win,along with Viviani,for Jeanneson and Sagan so watch out for the chrisdstripes then.......NeilG83 would probably need an unlikely looking Selig win,Alan Tullet a Banderia miracle or FluffChucker who has a lot of GC points.
I wouldn't be counting my chickens that's for sure?

posted by ray silvester [1846 posts]
16th February 2013 - 11:38

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Im not counting my chickens, however Im hoping for a Kittel win, and at least expecting both him and Appollonio to top 5 and tie it up for me Thinking Wink

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3977 posts]
16th February 2013 - 11:49

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Looks up in the air now Kittel's abandoned and Boxer Bouhanni's taken the win Ter?

posted by ray silvester [1846 posts]
16th February 2013 - 12:39

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I Think I should still win due to Ellisonde, but not certain, its gonna be very tight Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3977 posts]
16th February 2013 - 12:45

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Tour of Oman: Another great outing for Wig_Billy saw him clinch the Forum's Scorum's Tour of Oman and despite much wailing anf gnashing of teeth TERatcliffe held on to the purist crown(updated on the first post)

Volta Ao Algarve: Teratcliffe blasted into the Forum's scorum's lead jumping ten places to lead the Forum's Scorum's in Portugal....taking Westra for the hilly bits(which I thought was a turn early) saw to that and a 209pt stage score will see a badge for him.The Portuguese sun obviously suits the 'Rat' as he leads the purists also.

Unsurprisingly Teratcliffe made the move into the overall FS top 10 at the expense of simon F and best purist(perhaps we should have a pearl necklace....I mean Jersey).

Pretty happy with my ITT team for tomorrow though:
Martin
Castroviejo
Westra
Kwiatkowski
Kelserman
Machado
RuiCosta
DeMaar(what a bust)
Paulinho

posted by ray silvester [1846 posts]
17th February 2013 - 2:19

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INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION WINNERS

Tour Down Under: Alan Tullett(Pure Fantasy)
TDU Purist: Gkam84(Up and Doon Hills)
Tour of Qatar: enrique(Team Don Q)
TOQ Purist: Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
Tour of Mediterranean: Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
TOM Purist: TERatcliffe26(Ratcliffe26)
Tour of Oman: Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
TOO Purist: Teratcliffe26(Ratcliffe26)

posted by ray silvester [1846 posts]
17th February 2013 - 9:03

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Whats this game we are playing Wig, Ive taken the last 2 purists and you the last 2 standards, I thought I might win both this time but you came up and took the purist and I got the standard

Maybe we should let some others win Wink

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3977 posts]
17th February 2013 - 17:33

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Nah. Wink

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
17th February 2013 - 18:08

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Get a room Love Struck (Seriously well done both)

Can the rest of us join your game please. Perhaps as the two of you are so good at this you could provide a daily tip to encourage the rest of us... no red herrings please Cool

posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
17th February 2013 - 19:29

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Sergeant was the one I missed in the ITT....and it cost me a stage podium badge too!!

I put DeGendt in on stage 3 and replaced him with Westra for the ITT on stage 4....if I'd just put Westra straight in on stage 3 I'd have had the extra transfer on stage 4 for Jessie and the additional aggregate of Lieuwe over Thomas plus Jessie may have got me better than 3rd in the Forum's Scorum's Volta Ao Algarve.

As it is TERatcliffe beat DrHeaton to the Volta title with Wig_Billy claiming the purist section(from TERatcliffe)......with Wiggo starting to dominate leading BOTH divisions in the Overall Forum's Scorum's league and the only one with more than 3K+

The 'Early Classics' looks like it may be a strange format with no spoon-fed rider lists,differing free transfers between races AND transfers between the Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne and Le Samyn races allowed for Purists.

The latest organisational changes are listed in the 'New Races' thread so.....no excuses!!

A Quick recap of the Forum' Scorum's Overall Top 10

1 Veelers Wheel Wig_Billy 3283
2 purefantasy Alan Tullett 2875
3 Queens Park Riders ray silvester 2873
4 Team Sky Blue NeilG83 2848
5 Rule #5 livestrongnick 2734
6 skidders skeletons stevemarks 2709
7 OJB Racing obutterwick 2687
8 Les Miserables 2013 JAndrewHill 2650
8= Ratcliffe26 TERatcliffe26 2650
10 The Pigeons chrisdstripes 2638

posted by ray silvester [1846 posts]
18th February 2013 - 9:02

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ray silvester wrote:
INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION WINNERS

Tour Down Under: Alan Tullett(Pure Fantasy)
TDU Purist: Gkam84(Up and Doon Hills)
Tour of Qatar: enrique(Team Don Q)
TOQ Purist: Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
Tour of Mediterranean: Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
TOM Purist: TERatcliffe26(Ratcliffe26)
Tour of Oman: Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
TOO Purist: Teratcliffe26(Ratcliffe26)


Volta Ao Algarve: Teratcliffe(Ratcliffe26)
VAA Purist: Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)

posted by ray silvester [1846 posts]
18th February 2013 - 9:04

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ray silvester wrote:

A Quick recap of the Forum' Scorum's Overall Top 10

1 Veelers Wheel Wig_Billy 3283
2 purefantasy Alan Tullett 2875
3 Queens Park Riders ray silvester 2873
4 Team Sky Blue NeilG83 2848
5 Rule #5 livestrongnick 2734
6 skidders skeletons stevemarks 2709
7 OJB Racing obutterwick 2687
8 Les Miserables 2013 JAndrewHill 2650
8= Ratcliffe26 TERatcliffe26 2650
10 The Pigeons chrisdstripes 2638

Considering i've not had a score over 180, no top 10's in any races i'm pretty chuffed to be 5th overall in this league Party

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1838 posts]
18th February 2013 - 11:04

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Alan Tullett got the best start in the Forum Scorums Early Classics with a new face in the form of crazy cats leading the purists.

In the Forum's Scorum's Overall the top 6 remain the same with TERatcliffe26 gaining most ground in the top 10 by climbing to 7th.Wig Billy still holds his commanding purist lead.

I think a 4 transfer transition into a predominately sprint friendly stage may see a few moves tomorrow.....All in on Cav+Greipel or spread the load amongst the likes of Hutarovich,Van Hummel,Blythe,DeMare and dare I say Farrar?

Leigh Howard and Chris Sutton would be my bargain picks.

posted by ray silvester [1846 posts]
24th February 2013 - 1:47

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ray silvester wrote:

I think a 4 transfer transition into a predominately sprint friendly stage may see a few moves tomorrow.....All in on Cav+Greipel or spread the load amongst the likes of Hutarovich,Van Hummel,Blythe,DeMare and dare I say Farrar?

Leigh Howard and Chris Sutton would be my bargain picks.

Damn shame it was cancelled as i had Cav, Blythe and Howard in my standard and Cav,Greipel, Howard purist:''(

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1838 posts]
24th February 2013 - 13:25

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Quite a few people on the forum said they were stacking their teams for Omloop with a chance of KBK being cancelled so if anyone got an advantage from that then Chapeau!!

posted by ray silvester [1846 posts]
24th February 2013 - 13:36

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ray silvester wrote:
Quite a few people on the forum said they were stacking their teams for Omloop with a chance of KBK being cancelled so if anyone got an advantage from that then Chapeau!!

I did fine for my normal team, but my purist was aimed as much at KBK as Omloop, so lost out there, as it would have been the same as my Omloop team, so lost on Paolini's points from that point of view

Not sure how to play the next too, im thinking Demare plus 2/3 cheap guys and 5 for Bianche in my purist team.
For standard look if any are riding both which i doubt, maybe Geraint. But only have six riding just Saymn for my 6 transfers

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3977 posts]
24th February 2013 - 13:48

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ray silvester wrote:
Quite a few people on the forum said they were stacking their teams for Omloop with a chance of KBK being cancelled so if anyone got an advantage from that then Chapeau!!

I stacked my team for Omloop but still picked all the wrong guys anyway!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1646 posts]
24th February 2013 - 14:47

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Is that you TER on twitter @tommytwodarts?

posted by ray silvester [1846 posts]
24th February 2013 - 17:32

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ray silvester wrote:
Is that you TER on twitter @tommytwodarts?

Yes that is me

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3977 posts]
24th February 2013 - 17:37

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