National Championships game

by drheaton   June 19, 2013  

Yet another extra game!

This week is national championships week with most of the major countries having their national champs over the weekend.

The idea is, pick the winner of five major European road race championships, specifically the winners of the British, French, Spanish, Italin and Belgian national road race championships.  Simple.

Nominate your five guys (one per race) below.  Scoring will be based on an omnium stlye points system.  1 point for the win, 2 for second, 3 for 3rd etc down to 10 points for 10th and below (if someone doesn't finish then they'll also get 10 points).

Person with the lowest points total wins.

An example team would be:

GB: Cavendish
FR: Bouhanni
ESP: Sanchez
ITA: Nibali
BEL: Boonen

You can find some info on all the champs here: http://www.podiumcafe.com/2013/6/18/4442290/welcome-to-nationals-week

Deadline for entires is 9am (BST) Saturday 22nd June.

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Not exactly going out on a limb here

Cavendish
Chavanel
Valverde
EDIT: Nibali for the absent Visconti
Gilbert

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
21st June 2013 - 12:49

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Stab in the dark, then:

GB: Kennaugh
FR: Demare
ESP: S. Sanchez
ITA: Moser
BEL: Gilbert

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posted by Ghedebrav [1102 posts]
21st June 2013 - 12:59

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GBR: Yanto Barker
FRA: Sylvain Chavanel
ITA: Enrico Gasparotto
ESP: Samuel Sanchez
BEL: Gianni Meersman

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7437 posts]
21st June 2013 - 13:26

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GBR: Cavendish
FRA: Bouhanni
ITA: Nibali
ESP: Joaquim Rodríguez
BEL: Thomas De Gendt

posted by northstar [1107 posts]
21st June 2013 - 15:54

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GB Stannard
ESP Jrod
FRA Bouhanni
ITA ulissi
BEL Meersman

not seen any lists of names so will edit later if need be...

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
21st June 2013 - 17:15

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My Team

Barker
Bouhanni
Pablo Lastras García
Santaromita
Meersman

What I would like to see is all the jerseys go to OPQS, just because I like what they did to Boonen's

Fenn
Pineau
Verona
Brambilla
Maes
Kwiatkowski (Polish)
Martin (German)
Stybar (Czech)
Velits (Slovakia)
Terpstra (Dutch)

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posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts]
22nd June 2013 - 16:07

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Gkam at what point after the Italian race had finished did you edit your team Devil Wink

Nice pick

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
22nd June 2013 - 17:20

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I didn't change my Italian, It was putting Yanto Barker in for Dowsett Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts]
22nd June 2013 - 17:40

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Gkam84 wrote:
I didn't change my Italian, It was putting Yanto Barker in for Dowsett Wink

I know, I was joking, as your the only one (by getting it spot on) who got remotely close to picking correctly

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
22nd June 2013 - 17:59

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Ahem, my email says you originally picked Moser and Dowsett Gkam on the 19th, you changed Dowsett for Barker on the 21st and then Santaromita appeared in your team today, I got the email for that at 5pm today.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
22nd June 2013 - 18:08

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drheaton wrote:
Ahem, my email says you originally picked Moser and Dowsett Gkam on the 19th, you changed Dowsett for Barker on the 21st and then Santaromita appeared in your team today, I got the email for that at 5pm today.

Scandal amongst the fantasy peloton...... Broken Heart

The G Fan Club...

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [507 posts]
22nd June 2013 - 18:20

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drheaton wrote:
Ahem, my email says you originally picked Moser and Dowsett Gkam on the 19th, you changed Dowsett for Barker on the 21st and then Santaromita appeared in your team today, I got the email for that at 5pm today.

BUSTED Crying Crying Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts]
22nd June 2013 - 19:08

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Cav
Demare
Sanchez
Nibali
Gilbert

Edited: Cav for Swift, as I didn't think Cav would be riding, but he is

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 9:50

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Results coming in, I'll update

GBR:
FRA: Vichot
ITA: Santaromita
ESP: J Herrada
BEL: Stijn Devolder

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posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 16:51

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Gkam84 wrote:
drheaton wrote:
Ahem, my email says you originally picked Moser and Dowsett Gkam on the 19th, you changed Dowsett for Barker on the 21st and then Santaromita appeared in your team today, I got the email for that at 5pm today.

BUSTED Crying Crying Crying

What a man would do for a pair of socks !
10 month ban called for here from fantasy cycling...though some of that can be served during the close season.
Devil Devil Devil

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 16:55

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There is nothing up for grabs and if Millar wins, NO-ONE win this game Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 17:00

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Id say Timbo wins based on omnium format, depending how far down the results you go in each race

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 18:46

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Down to tenth, 1 for 1st, 2 for 2nd, etc down to 10 for 10th or below or DNF/DNS.

Will do the proper scores tomorrow.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 19:27

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Oh hang on a minute...I thought it was just first home....I think I should win for my long list of OPQS that a few are champions Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 19:58

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I think I ended up with 25 points. Fingers crossed.

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
23rd June 2013 - 22:14

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Top 10's

Belgium

1 Stijn Devolder
2 Gianni Meersman
3 Jan Bakelants
4 Björn Leukemans
5 Sep Vanmarcke
6 Philippe Gilbert
7 Greg Van Avermaet
8 Jurgen Van den Broeck
9 Thomas De Gendt
10 Laurens De Vreese

France

1 Arthur Vichot
2 Sylvain Chavanel
3 Tony Gallopin
4 Anthony Roux
5 Yoann Offredo
6 Matthieu Ladagnous
7 Samuel Dumoulin
8 Arnaud Gerard
9 Anthony Geslin
10 Cyril Lemoine

Spain

1 Jesus Herrada Lopez
2 Jon Izaguirre Insausti
3 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil
4 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil
5 Eduard Prades Reverte
6 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
7 Carlos Barbero Cuesta
8 Arkaitz Duran Aroca
9 Ruben Peraz Moreno
10 Peio Bilbao

Italy

1 Ivan Santaromita
2 Michele Scarponi
3 David Rebellin
4 Alessandro De Marchi
5 Rinaldo Nocentini
6 Matthew Rabottini
7 Simone Stortoni
8 Henry Gasparotto
9 Damiano Caruso
10 Marco Marcato

GB

1 Mark Cavendish
2 Ian Stannard
3 David Millar
4 Peter Kennaugh
5 Luke Rowe
6 Kristian House
7 Scott Thwaites
8 Simon Yates
9 Ian Wilkinson
10 Yanto Barker

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posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts]
24th June 2013 - 0:42

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OK here are the relevant DNF's

GB

DNF Ben SWIFT
DNF Adam BLYTHE

Italy

DNF Ivan BASSO

Belgium

DNF Jurgen ROELANDTS
DNF Tom BOONEN

EVERYONE finished in Spain

No-one picked a none finisher from France

Here is my ONE bug....Nibali wasn't even scheduled to ride the Italian champs, he wasn't even there, so he CANNOT get a DNF/DNS and should NOT get 10 points

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posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts]
24th June 2013 - 0:48

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Gkam84 wrote:

Here is my ONE bug....Nibali wasn't even scheduled to ride the Italian champs, he wasn't even there, so he CANNOT get a DNF/DNS and should NOT get 10 points

so if you picked five riders that didn't start, then you win?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7437 posts]
24th June 2013 - 8:43

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Ok, so, scores:

TERatcliffe26 - 37 (assume you picked Sammy Sanchez?)
Stumps - 35
Timbo13 - 25
arsene - 41
Gkam84 - 42 (based on Barker, Bouhanni, Lastras, Moser & Meersman)
djb123 - 33
livestrongnick - 28
JAndrewHill - 42
Ghedebrav - 40
chokofingrz - 34
cranky - 36
rcorbin - 48
ray silvester - 37
backflipbedlam - 33
johnny2names - 34
drheaton - 42
Dave Atkinson - 34
northstar - 34

Lots of similar scores but Timbo13 takes it despite having a non-riding Nibali thanks to a 1st, 2nd and two 6th place finishes. Well done!

Podium:

1. Timbo13 - 25
2. livestrongnick - 28
3. djb123 - 33
3. backflipbedlam - 33

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
24th June 2013 - 8:52

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Gkam84 wrote:
Here is my ONE bug....Nibali wasn't even scheduled to ride the Italian champs, he wasn't even there, so he CANNOT get a DNF/DNS and should NOT get 10 points

If I could be bothered I'd go and find one of the times that someone complained because they picked someone who didn't end up riding a stage but were in the games start list and you basically told them to 'do one' because players have a responsibility to check start lists themselves...

Seeing as I'm at work though and don't have the time to do that, let's just pretent I have Big Grin

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
24th June 2013 - 8:55

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Yeh I did mean Sammy

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
24th June 2013 - 9:15

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Thought so, he was the obvious pick given the long downhill to the finish.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
24th June 2013 - 9:20

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W00t!

Why do I get the feeling I've peaked too soon?

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
24th June 2013 - 9:25

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Dave Atkinson wrote:
Gkam84 wrote:

Here is my ONE bug....Nibali wasn't even scheduled to ride the Italian champs, he wasn't even there, so he CANNOT get a DNF/DNS and should NOT get 10 points

so if you picked five riders that didn't start, then you win?

That was my false understanding...Then I remembered, we are trying to get low scores..... Devil Silly me

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posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts]
24th June 2013 - 14:30

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drheaton wrote:

Podium:

1. Timbo13 - 25
2. livestrongnick - 28
3. djb123 - 33
3. backflipbedlam - 33

3rd yea I'll take that! Hopefully good omen for the tour!

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posted by backflipbedlem [815 posts]
26th June 2013 - 10:03

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