Tour de France game - Pick three Frenchmen

by drheaton   June 17, 2013  

Hello,

Following on from the success for the Giro game I'll be running another one for the Tour starting in a couple of weeks.

The rules are unchanged:

1 - Pick three riders from the startlist who are French and ensure that your three riders cost a combined 50 credits or less.
2 - Only riders finishing the race count towards your points total.  If one of your riders abandons mid-race (even during the last stage) then their points won't count towards your total.
3 - There are no restrictions on picking more than one rider from a particular team, if you want to pick three riders from FDJ feel free.
4 - Highest combined total wins, if one or more players get the same combined score then the winner will be chosen by a coin toss/random number generator or similar impartial method
5 - Deadline for entires is 9am (BST) Saturday 29 June 2013.

Feel free to discuss riders/combinations etc but please try and make your submissions final where possible.  The rosters will likely change significantly between now and the start of the race so don't jump the gun when submitting your team!

Teams:

enrique - Pinot, Coquard, Feillu

SPEED098 - Voeckler, Pauriol, El Fares

djb123 - Bouhanni, Bouet, Gadret

JAndrewHill - S.Dumoulin, Peraud, Vichot

livestrongnick - Peraud, Gallopin, Le Mevel

farrell - S.Dumoulin, Edet, Turgot

Timbo13 - Chavanel, S.Dumoulin, Bonnet

Ghedebrav - Chavanel, Kadri, Cousin

Dave Atkinson - Pinot, Federigo, Bonnet

CraigS - Chavanel, Gaudin, Le Mevel

stumps - S.Dumoulin, Gallopin, Pineau

serge78 - Charteau, Coppel, Pinot

flying11 - Bouhanni, Hivert, Kadri

chokofingrz - Pinot, Hivert, Gadret

debbig - Pineau, Pinot, Coppel

ray silvester - Pinot, Gadret, Vichot

chrisdstripes - Pinot, Coppel, Sicard

matttheaudit - Engoulvent, Soupe, Gallopin

TERatcliffe26 - Pinot, Hivert, Gadret

Mikeh789 - Pinot, S.Dumoulin, Mederel

Gmancervelo - Pinot, Vichot, Dupond

stevemarks - Pinot, Vichot, Gadret

Tom Amos - Pinot, Vichot, Bonnet

STEVESPRO - Chavanel, Vichot, Coppel

stepho - Peraud, S.Dumoulin, Kadri

smiley_boy2501 - Pinot, Vichot, Gadret

colhum1 - Minard, Pinot, Coppel

wolvestopdog - Voeckler, Coppel, Gadret

Gkam84 - Pinot, Lemoine, Moinard

Alan Tullet - Gallopin, Jeannesson, Hivert

NeilG83 - Voeckler, Vichot, Mederel

drheaton - Pinot, Bardet, Bonnet

rcorbin - Gallopin, Bardet, Vichot

obutterwick - Gallopin, Peraud, Le Mevel

taustin789 - Peraud, Geniez, Hivert

d_jp - Pinot, Hivert, Coppel

hguop13 - Gallopin, Gadret, Vichot

northstar - Voeckler, Vichot, Le Mevel

backflipbedlam - Pinot, Hivert, Coppel

viveLaPants - Voeckler, Gadret, Bonnet

letsgoup - Pinot, Vichot, Dupont

cdc - Voeckler, Vichot, Le Mevel

simon F - Pinot, Pineau, Marino

andynic - Voeckler, Gadret, Coppel

Philip Unwin - Rolland, Cousin, Vichot

117 user comments

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Think I got it wrong, I thought the idea was to try and score as little as possible Wink

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
16th July 2013 - 8:25

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A few people have been burned by Pinot, Bouhanni and Voeckler. Philip Unwin is the only one to have picked Rolland so is in the driving seat really because Ghedebrav's team of Chavanel, Kadri & Cousin shouldn't now score as highly.

My team of Pinot, Bardet and Bonnet has been so-so. If Pinot had been in any kind of form I might have stood a change but c'est la vie.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th July 2013 - 8:43

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It was much harder to pick than the Giro, as the French don't have a Nibali, as even if he hadn't won the Giro he still would have been there or there abouts.

The Vuelta could be interesting, is Sammy the only Spanish GC contender not to race the tour Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
16th July 2013 - 9:20

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Still hanging on to Ghedebrav's coat-tails.

I still harbour hopes for Chavanel in the TT and Dumoulin in the medium mountain stages.

Can Rolland really hack it in the high mountains this year? He didn't impress on the Ventoux.

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
16th July 2013 - 10:05

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Well, Pinot is certainly not going to help the scores for any of us that picked him... http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pinot-out-of-tour-de-france

posted by d_jp [109 posts]
16th July 2013 - 12:12

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Chava's been a very helpful, even yesterday getting quite a few points.

Kadri might get something from the break today, and then maybe scraps from Chavanel in the TT but after that it's basically zero points for a while - though I suppose early breakaways are an outside possibility on both 18 and 20.

Still, very happy to have led so far... Nerd

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posted by Ghedebrav [1101 posts]
16th July 2013 - 14:16

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Jeannesson finally got some points. That should take me up what's left of the table after Pinot's demise. Can I win it again with other people dropping out!

posted by Alan Tullett [1465 posts]
16th July 2013 - 20:46

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I never liked the French.

posted by andynic [50 posts]
17th July 2013 - 14:46

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oh no, that me done for jc peraud is out....why cant he continue with a broken collar bone???

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

...

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
17th July 2013 - 17:45

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Did Bonnet roll in last today? Get the feeling he's my best chance for points now. A couple of Alpine lanterne rouges may pull me up to Ghedebrav ahead of the Champs Élysées sprint

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
17th July 2013 - 20:34

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Yep.

Scores for this won't be updated now until after Sunday. The spreadsheet is on my work computer and I'm off for a few days.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
17th July 2013 - 20:40

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JAndrewHill wrote:
oh no, that me done for jc peraud is out....why cant he continue with a broken collar bone???

He tried, did you see him come down today? He had already broken it on a warm up round the route, went to hospital, came back, did most of the TT then crashed badly near the end

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posted by Gkam84 [9030 posts]
17th July 2013 - 21:16

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wow - no-one had Riblon!

posted by andynic [50 posts]
18th July 2013 - 16:52

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Too little too late I think from Rolland. Although I still can,t believe I'm the only one that picked him.

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
19th July 2013 - 21:02

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Gkam84 wrote:
JAndrewHill wrote:
oh no, that me done for jc peraud is out....why cant he continue with a broken collar bone???

He tried, did you see him come down today? He had already broken it on a warm up round the route, went to hospital, came back, did most of the TT then crashed badly near the end

All in all his day mirrored my tour!!

posted by ray silvester [1858 posts]
20th July 2013 - 11:33

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I think that's 8 points for Rolland so far today

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
20th July 2013 - 12:31

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Philip Unwin wrote:
I think that's 8 points for Rolland so far today

+6 for the sprint

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
20th July 2013 - 12:39

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I make it 28 for Rolland following the Cat 1 (and will finish no worse than 4th in the KoM comp, so at least another 2)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
20th July 2013 - 14:20

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
I make it 28 for Rolland following the Cat 1 (and will finish no worse than 4th in the KoM comp, so at least another 2)

I'm not sure but I think that still leaves me about 6 points adrift of Ghedebrav with not much available tomorrow.

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
20th July 2013 - 14:27

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Not 100% sure but I think
Ghedebrav has 315
I have 310
with Rolland due to pick up 3 in the Mt class. tomorrow I am two points short unless Vichot or Rolland can pick up a couple of points elswhere.
Oh well, close.

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
20th July 2013 - 18:54

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Think I need a Cav win tomorrow for 5 Chava points...

EDIT: or today, even...

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posted by Ghedebrav [1101 posts]
21st July 2013 - 6:45

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I'll be honest it shows how poor the French have been this tour!!

posted by ray silvester [1858 posts]
21st July 2013 - 7:39

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ray silvester wrote:
I'll be honest it shows how poor the French have been this tour!!

Yeah, the winners in the equivalent Giro game had points in the high six hundreds, and not just because of Nibali.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1101 posts]
21st July 2013 - 9:19

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Final results are in:

327 Ghedebrav
318 Philip Unwin
251 Timbo13
250 STEVESPRO
185 rcorbin
180 stepho
172 CraigS
153 stumps
122 drheaton
121 JAndrewHill
112 flying11
96 Alan Tullet
89 debbig
88 hguop13
84 chrisdstripes
79 farrell
79 Mikeh789
78 simon F
67 ray silvester
67 stevemarks
67 smiley_boy2501
65 wolvestopdog
65 andynic
62 Gkam84
56 colhum1
47 d_jp
47 backflipbedlam
47 letsgoup
46 NeilG83
46 northstar
46 cdc
42 Gmancervelo
42 Tom Amos
36 serge78
36 chokofingrz
36 TERatcliffe26
33 taustin789
29 viveLaPants
26 SPEED098
25 djb123
21 livestrongnick
21 matttheaudit
21 obutterwick
13 enrique
0 Dave Atkinson

Well done to Ghedebrav, it was very close towards the end (at the top at least). I'm still amazed that only one person picked Rolland and that so many of us picked Pinot.

That's a wrap for the Tour, I'll roll out the game again when the Vuelta rolls around.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
22nd July 2013 - 8:16

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when can i expect my wooden spoon then?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7494 posts]
22nd July 2013 - 8:29

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Dave Atkinson wrote:
when can i expect my wooden spoon then?

You can give yourself a pair of socks Wink

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
22nd July 2013 - 8:32

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Woo!

A little consolation as have managed only 350th in the overall (and also a net loss of £15 in my TDF gambling). I'd like to pretend this was a triumph of judgement over luck, but that would be a lie. Hard luck to Philip Unwin, it was a close run thing in the end.

I love Sylvain Chavanel.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1101 posts]
22nd July 2013 - 11:06

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Interesting game. Thanks.

I've won nothing on any of the comp's I entered and also lost £9 gambling overall with my small bets.

I did win a pair of Oakleys though in a Twitter draw Smile That made my Tour.

posted by Tom Amos [246 posts]
22nd July 2013 - 11:34

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Ghedebrav wrote:
Woo!

A little consolation as have managed only 350th in the overall (and also a net loss of £15 in my TDF gambling). I'd like to pretend this was a triumph of judgement over luck, but that would be a lie. Hard luck to Philip Unwin, it was a close run thing in the end.

I love Sylvain Chavanel.


Well done!
If only Vichot had rolled in last instead of second last after his tumble on Thursday.

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [795 posts]
22nd July 2013 - 18:01

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At least I didn't get last like the Giro, Its not saying much for those of us who run the game, Me WAY behind in the 3 Italians and Dave scoring 0 in the Frenchman

At least Dr and Ter are making up for it in the game Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9030 posts]
22nd July 2013 - 18:14

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