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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 comments

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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In case you're unsure on how it works an example team may be

Voeckler - 33.6
Hivert - 11.0
Charteau - 5.1
Total - 49.7

If you search for Fra in the 'Find' box of fantasy game it'll throw out all the frenchmen (there are currently 39 to pick from).

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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Like it. Will ponder tonight.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Ponder at leisure....pick at peril!!

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enrique [2341 posts] 3 years ago
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Thibaut Pinot
Bryan Coquard
Romain Feillu

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SPEED098 [7 posts] 3 years ago
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More by default than true choice with lack of points left for anything really but the last two riders  23

Thomas Voeckler
Rémi Pauriol
Julien El Fares

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djb123 [86 posts] 3 years ago
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Fools rush in. So here I go:

Nacer Bouhanni
Maxime Bouet
John Gadret

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Jean-Christophe Peraud
Tony Gallopin
Christophe Le Mevel

merci beaucoup  4

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farrell [1950 posts] 3 years ago
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Sammy Windmill - 16
Nicolas Edet - 13.8
Sebastian Turgot - 17.1

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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That seems to be the key choice, a Bouhanni based sprint focused team or one for the mountains built around Voeckler, Rolland or Pinot.

Bounhanni is likely to feature in half a dozen stages and is a strong sprinter but I can't see him beating Cav/Griepel. Voeckler/Rolland/Pinot could arguably feature on more stages but to a lesser extend. Rolland/Pinot in particular may top 20 on 10 stages. Voeckler could be all or nothing...

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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drheaton wrote:

That seems to be the key choice, a Bouhanni based sprint focused team or one for the mountains built around Voeckler, Rolland or Pinot.

Bounhanni is likely to feature in half a dozen stages and is a strong sprinter but I can't see him beating Cav/Griepel. Voeckler/Rolland/Pinot could arguably feature on more stages but to a lesser extend. Rolland/Pinot in particular may top 20 on 10 stages. Voeckler could be all or nothing...

But what of the Medium Mountains Massive...?

On the billy goats, I'd hitch my wagon to Pinot - Rolland doesn't seem to have the form, and Voeckler will 'animate' a couple a stages (possibly bagging a win) but is less likely to be as consistent a finisher.

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Ghedebrav [1100 posts] 3 years ago
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Anyway, my lot are:

Chavanel
Kadri
Cock'ard

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d_jp [126 posts] 3 years ago
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Think I'm going to give myself a few days to consider carefully...

(to put it another way, change my mind a thousand times and then pick the wrong guys  21 )

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dave atkinson [6214 posts] 3 years ago
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who do i owe a prize to for the giro one?

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Alan Tullett won, you managed a creditable third  4

drheaton wrote:

Final podium placings:

1 - Alan Tullett 686
2 - stevemarks 671
3 - Dave Atkinson 664
3 - rcorbin 664
3 - johnny2names 664
3 - andynic 664

Congrats to Alan.

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dave atkinson [6214 posts] 3 years ago
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EDIT (picked 2 non starters)

Pinot
Fedrigo
Bonnet

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Pinot
Soupe
Cocquard

for me

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dave atkinson [6214 posts] 3 years ago
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sounds like a menu

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CraigS [129 posts] 3 years ago
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S. Chavanel
D. Gaudin
C. Le Mevel

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 3 years ago
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Ghedebrav wrote:

Anyway, my lot are:

Chavanel
Kadri
Cock'ard

Chavanel very nearly made my final choice: a reasonable choice for the medium mountains stages in his own right with the possibility of picking up team points for the sprint stages due to the Cav connection.

In fact...d'oh!

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AWPeleton [3291 posts] 3 years ago
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My team to do better than my Giro 3 are;

Dumoulin 16
Gallopin 22.9
Pineau 10.9

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serge78 [16 posts] 3 years ago
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Charteau
Coppel
Pinot

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 3 years ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:

who do i owe a prize to for the giro one?

I think that's me Dave. I've been away for a couple of weeks. I couldn't even play the CdD and TdSw.

Details are 83 Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

Don't mind what I win as long as it's not a mini-pump!  3

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flying11 [9 posts] 3 years ago
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Bouhanni
Hivert
Kadri

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chokofingrz [405 posts] 3 years ago
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Pinot
Hivert
Gadret

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debbieg [68 posts] 3 years ago
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My choice is:
Pineau
Pinot
Coppel

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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Pinot 30.4
S.Dumoulin 16.0
Pauriol 3.0

subject to change when riders list is finalised.

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matttheaudit [72 posts] 3 years ago
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Can't do worse than my last attempt at fantasy footie when I ended up negative.

Engoulvent - 11.9
Soupe - 13.6
Gallopin - 22.9

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TERatcliffe26 [4607 posts] 3 years ago
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Pinot
Coquard
Hivert

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Mikeh789 [132 posts] 3 years ago
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Thibaut Pinot(FDJ)30.4

Samuel Dumoulin(ALM)16.0

Maxime Mederel(SAU)3.0

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Gmancervelo [64 posts] 3 years ago
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Pinot
Vichot
Dupond

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Pinot 30.4
S.Dumoulin 16.0
Pauriol 3.0

subject to change when riders list is finalised.

Pauriol's out so change team to:

Pinot 30.4
Gadret 7.9
Vichot 11.7

again subject to change when riders list finalised.

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