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Most cycling fans want to help raise the profile of the womens race calendar. I think a female cyclist fantasy league woukd really help this. It would make more riders better known to more cycling fans, OK we may not see much of the racing but reading reports and youtube clips are good for this.
Go on guys, make it so.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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My fantasies would be top of the league  19

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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The ONLY problem I have with this is.....Sometimes its days before you can get clear results, sometimes never at all.

I wouldn't have a problem running a couple of races if Dave wanted to put them into the game, but it would only be a couple, as results as hard to come by, there would be NO sprint points or anything like that, it would be purely Finish line and GC.....Even then, its normally only the top 10 finishers that get reported.

I shall investigate the UCI for results, if they have some, I'd be quite happy to run some races.....

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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Ok, a quick check shows the UCI do have results for most races.

I am quite happy to do all the background research, do the riders, teams. Sort out the races, stages, scores and so on.

But I don't know if its workable along side the current game.

Awaits Dave's reply

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cidermart [488 posts] 3 years ago
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Quite happy to do the riders eh I bet you are  3

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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I'd assume you can just add teams into the main game and just select those for the appropriate races, the way the game works now almost caters for that, it'd just be a large amount of additional work to set up teams/riders and value everyone.

I guess it's a time/value call, if road.cc thinks the amount of additional time and server costs are worth it then it's probably do-able.

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Ghedebrav [1099 posts] 3 years ago
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I'd definitely back this. Doing then men's fantasy competition has got me much more familiar with the riders and the competitions; it would be a great way to start following the women's calendar, even if it was just a couple of one-dayers and the Worlds.

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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If it was up to me, I'd like to see at least the World Cup races, the Worlds, and some of the stage races. A lot to ask but women's sport needs a higher profile. Anything like this can only help.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Why not just run a few big races on the forum like we did last year for some of the lower mens races?  39

If it works out then maybe look at putting it in to the system  26

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dave atkinson [6201 posts] 3 years ago
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there's no reason why the races and riders couldn't be added to the current fantasy engine. we'd need to look at what races will have readily available results, and what we can score. also how you access the riders and a bunch of other stuff.

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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Well you have my email address.....I'll get onto it as soon as.

All results from last year can be found here

http://www.uci.ch/templates/BUILTIN-NOFRAMES/Template3/layout.asp?MenuId...

If you just click on woman's elite and then 2012, might help you decide which races you might want.

I'm thinking, get the teams set up and do ONE race as a test? The tour of Qatar is a bit to soon, it starts it 3 days.

But the Vuelta el Salvador starts 28th Feb, gives us time to work in the teams and riders and make some values up??

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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I might lean towards sticking to one days classics initially to see what the take up is then expand next year. Stuff like the Tour of Flanders should have plenty of Brit interest too which might help. Starting out with those races most likely to feature the likes of Vos and Armitstead (plus Wiggle Honda) should make it easier to follow for those not as clued up on the women's side too.

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dave atkinson [6201 posts] 3 years ago
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obviously there's no hostorical form for any of the women, so that's an issue as rider values are calculated from that now

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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I can make up historical history based on last season's results if you wanted?

I'll go through the races from 2012 and grab the GC results or something like that and make something up?  39

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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I don't think this should count to the overall competition.....far too specialist.

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Skibish [77 posts] 3 years ago
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It would be great to see a few woman's races appear in the game and I'd certainly have a go at selecting a team whether or not it counted towards the overall compertition. As Ghedebrav said playing fantasy cycling has helped me get to know more about male riders/teams/races so would be good way of raising interest in female cycling.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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So whilst we wait for it to be set up shall we have a just for fun forum ladies tour of Qatar?B-)

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letsgoup [121 posts] 3 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

I don't think this should count to the overall competition.....far too specialist.

I agree. It would be good to see some womens races but run as a seperate competition and not counting towards the overall (mens) road cc game as it is now. I would be in favour of a seperate overall league for the womens races/tours. I say this because I've always watched the cycling on TV and the game has enhanced my viewing. But the womens races are sadly just not televised so it would be much harder to pick a team. I've never trawled the internet researching riders. I've always picked my teams based on what I see on the TV. If the womens races were televised more I would watch for sure- any TV companies out there listening in...

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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You could use the cqranking.com info to make a start perhaps.

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Skibish [77 posts] 3 years ago
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All other fantasy cycling games I've seen (and indeed all fantasy sport games) have been based on the male game. If road.cc get a womans competition up and running might be worth a bit of publicity as a first?