Vuelta - pick three Spaniards

by Ghedebrav   August 19, 2013  

DEADLINE PASSED! Good luck all.

Rules fer reference, like:

1 - Pick three riders from the startlist who are Spanish and ensure that your three riders cost a combined 50 Space Creds 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 Caja Rural 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 entries was 17:30 (BST) Saturday 24 August 2013.

Spanish riders can easily be found by searching with ESP (not extra-sensory perception, but those actual letters in the 'Find' box).

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

The teams are:

JAndrewHill: Rodriguez, Txurruka, Arroyo
stumps: S. Sanchez, Txurruka, Nieve
STEVESPRO 79: Rodriguez, Lastras Garcia, L.L. Sanchez
johnny2names: D. Moreno, S. Sanchez, Txurruka
TERatcliffe26: Rodriguez, Txurruka, Zubeldia
Ghedebrav: Intxausti, Anton, Flecha
enrique: Valverde, Arroyo, Landa
Timbo13: Rodriguez, Txurruka, Gutierrez Palacios
djb123: Txurruka, Intxausti, S. Sanchez
livestrongnick: Txurruka, Rodriguez, Ugaldi
rcorbin: Valverde, L.L. Sanchez, Arroyo
chrisdstripes: Rodriguez, Urtasun, Duran
fluffchucker: S. Sanchez, Intxausti, L.L. Sanchez (DOUBLE SANCHEZ)
Gkam84: D. Moreno, Intxausti, Verdugo
Gmancervelo: Valverde, L.L. Sanchez, Landa
debbieg: Intxausti, Nieve, Zandio
chokofingrz: Valverde, Aramendia, L.L. Sanchez
JC: D. Moreno, Nieve, Flecha
zedand3: Flecha, Intxausti, Nieve
stevemarks: Nieve, Intxausti, Landa
leortp: Rodriguez, L.L. Sanchez, Arroya
Dave Atkinson: D. Moreno, J. Moreno, Nieve
backflipbedlam: Nieve, S Sanchez, Txurruka
northstar: Valverde, L.L. Sanchez, Ferri
Dux89: Rodriguez, Arroyo, Landa
fatsimonstan: J. Lopez, Intxausti, S. Sanchez
drheaton: Rodriguez, Txurruka, Arroyo
jau: Rodriguez, L.L. Sanchez, Landa
Philip Unwin: Rodriguez, L.L. Sanchez, Mate
thorolf: Valverde, Arroyo, L.L. Sanchez
cisgil23: Landa, Zandio, Valverde
ray silvester: Rodriguez, Txurruka, Zubeldia
obutterwick: Intxuasti, Nieve, Txurruka
viveLePants: Valverde, L.L. Sanchez, Martinez
jstreetley: D. Moreno, S. Sanchez, Flecha
sm: Intxausti, S. Sanchez, Anton

73 user comments

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Moreno, Sanchez, Flecha for me please.

posted by jstreetley [61 posts]
24th August 2013 - 11:03

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jstreetley wrote:
Moreno, Sanchez, Flecha for me please.

Which Sanchez?

posted by ray silvester [1866 posts]
24th August 2013 - 11:13

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northstar wrote:
Valverde
Nieve
L.L Sanchez

Valverde+ Nieve= 56=+????

posted by stevemarks [433 posts]
24th August 2013 - 14:25

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ray silvester wrote:
jstreetley wrote:
Moreno, Sanchez, Flecha for me please.

Which Sanchez?

Apologies, not paying attention at all...

D Moreno 20.9
S Sanchez 14.8
J Flecha 11.8

Total 47.5

posted by jstreetley [61 posts]
24th August 2013 - 14:31

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Intxausti, S Sanchez, Anton

The Human Cyclist A blog. Try it, you might like it...

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posted by sm [355 posts]
24th August 2013 - 15:03

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stevemarks wrote:
northstar wrote:
Valverde
Nieve
L.L Sanchez

Valverde
Rafael Valls Ferri
L.L Sanchez

posted by northstar [1113 posts]
24th August 2013 - 15:17

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Deadline has now passed. Nerd

Please double-check the list in the OP to make sure that you're there and that I've captured your picks correctly.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1113 posts]
24th August 2013 - 16:43

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Thanks for sorting this out Ghedebrav, I'll put the spreadsheet together when I get back to work on Wednesday and do a scores update.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
24th August 2013 - 17:09

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drheaton wrote:
Thanks for sorting this out Ghedebrav, I'll put the spreadsheet together when I get back to work on Wednesday and do a scores update.

Happy to help Big Grin

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posted by Ghedebrav [1113 posts]
24th August 2013 - 21:12

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Right, think I've set the spreadsheet up correctly. If you think your scores are wrong let me know.

Standings so far:

340 jstreetley
329 JC
286 Dave Atkinson
282 johnny2names
263 Gkam84
259 chokofingrz
240 TERatcliffe26
240 ray silvester
224 cisgil23
223 rcorbin
223 thorolf
217 Gmancervelo
217 northstar
217 viveLePants
216 enrique
150 STEVESPRO 79
143 Timbo13
138 leortp
138 jau
138 Philip Unwin
137 JAndrewHill
137 Dux89
137 drheaton
131 livestrongnick
131 chrisdstripes
111 Ghedebrav
90 zedand3
84 sm
56 fatsimonstan
51 stumps
46 debbieg
43 djb123
43 fluffchucker
32 stevemarks
20 backflipbedlam
20 obutterwick

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
3rd September 2013 - 8:11

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Dani Moreno's 251 has given a few teams a distinct advantage but Valverde is close behind on 210. Those of us picking Rodriguez are lagging behind a little with just 131 from him.

So far though, only the big hitters have really scored well and all the low value riders are still waiting to get on the books. Txurruka in particular has been quiet so it could well all change before the next rest day.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
3rd September 2013 - 8:41

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Robbed! Urtasun's 16pts from stage 3 need adding to my score please, and Arroyo's 6 points from the last couple of days. Could make all the difference (ie - no difference at all)...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1655 posts]
3rd September 2013 - 9:57

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Yeah, sorry about that, you're actually on 153 which moves you up 9 places Smile

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
3rd September 2013 - 10:25

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Looking good in 2nd Cool - just need Nieve to pull his finger out

... ... need more speed!

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posted by JC [134 posts]
3rd September 2013 - 11:30

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Aye, but the problem is that Moreno now looks like he's going to go back to being support for Rodriguez so you who have Moreno may be ahead but might not stay there for long Big Grin

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
3rd September 2013 - 12:09

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Could Moreno not push for KoM?

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posted by Ghedebrav [1113 posts]
3rd September 2013 - 21:25

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hey! i'm doing really well! well, Moreno is Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7596 posts]
3rd September 2013 - 21:38

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Moreno could push for the KoM but it all depends on what Katusha's plan is. If Rodriguez is going for the overall I suspect Moreno will act as support rather be allowed to go after his own goals.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
4th September 2013 - 6:22

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I'm really surprised S Sanchez and Nieve have not tried to push for higher placings on stages. I'm not talking about the gc just the stages in general.

Its their home grand tour after all.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2942 posts]
4th September 2013 - 8:31

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drheaton wrote:
Moreno could push for the KoM but it all depends on what Katusha's plan is. If Rodriguez is going for the overall I suspect Moreno will act as support rather be allowed to go after his own goals.

Wishful thinking on my part, really. I backed him for KoM at 66/1 with 1 (one) pound.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1113 posts]
4th September 2013 - 8:37

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stumps wrote:
I'm really surprised S Sanchez and Nieve have not tried to push for higher placings on stages. I'm not talking about the gc just the stages in general.

Its their home grand tour after all.

The thing to remember is that this is a three week tour and the final week is stacked with crazy difficult mountain stages.

I would be very very surprised if Sanchez/Nieve/Anton did not take at least one stage win and were not animating multiple stages next week.

Now that Sanchez is out of the overall he may has well take it easy until we get to a stage he can win.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
4th September 2013 - 8:47

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Right, Rest Day 2 update:

453 jstreetley
421 johnny2names
407 JC
401 cisgil23
397 chokofingrz
392 enrique
381 viveLePants
380 rcorbin
380 thorolf
367 Gmancervelo
355 northstar
342 Dave Atkinson
323 Gkam84
294 JAndrewHill
294 drheaton
281 Timbo13
275 livestrongnick
269 TERatcliffe26
269 ray silvester
262 chrisdstripes
258 Dux89
246 leortp
233 jau
229 Philip Unwin
221 STEVESPRO 79
154 Ghedebrav
152 stumps
152 backflipbedlam
149 sm
148 djb123
145 fatsimonstan
134 zedand3
102 obutterwick
100 fluffchucker
88 debbieg
66 stevemarks

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
11th September 2013 - 7:56

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My early Zubeldia points(114 of them) have gone down the mountain with his withdrawal Wave

posted by ray silvester [1866 posts]
12th September 2013 - 12:28

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That's part of the reason I like the format of this game, right up until he last stage ends everything can change. If Moreno drops out on the final stage to rest up for the Worlds then his points are gone and the leader board totally changes.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
12th September 2013 - 12:30

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I think if Moreno goes I will still be last!

Crying Rolling On The Floor Crying

posted by stevemarks [433 posts]
12th September 2013 - 13:34

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Any word on the final scores? I think I may just be up there in a photo finish...

posted by chokofingrz [349 posts]
16th September 2013 - 13:27

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I'll be running off the final scores later on today, hopefully have them up before 6pm.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th September 2013 - 14:03

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Score Team
565 chokofingrz
560 jstreetley
556 johnny2names
553 viveLePants
541 enrique
532 cisgil23
529 rcorbin
529 thorolf
493 Gmancervelo
481 northstar
473 JC
454 JAndrewHill
454 drheaton
418 Timbo13
412 livestrongnick
407 Dave Atkinson
406 TERatcliffe26
406 ray silvester
401 chrisdstripes
389 Gkam84
389 Dux89
377 leortp
341 jau
337 Philip Unwin
329 STEVESPRO 79
236 stumps
236 backflipbedlam
229 djb123
217 fatsimonstan
203 sm
161 Ghedebrav
152 fluffchucker
146 zedand3
142 obutterwick
104 debbieg
77 stevemarks

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th September 2013 - 16:28

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Ah man! Flecha could have just got himself in one more breakaway for KOM/sprint points for me!

posted by jstreetley [61 posts]
16th September 2013 - 16:51

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Last! hmm good work. I must really know my Spanish riders!

Those Basques are useless eh!

Surprise

posted by stevemarks [433 posts]
16th September 2013 - 19:02

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