ToB - pick three Britons

by Ghedebrav   September 13, 2013  

drheaton has kindly agreed to run a 'pick three...' comp for the Tour of Britian. Submissions closed now, but rules for reference are:

1 - Pick three riders from the startlist who are British 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 Madison-Genesis 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 11am (BST) Sunday 15 September 2013.

Teams are:

ray silvester: Cavendish, Bibby, McEvoy
Ghedebrav: Wiggins, House, S. Yates
rcorbin: Cavendish, S. Yates, A. Yates
stevespro: Wiggins, Dowsett, Stannard
drheaton: Wiggins, Edmondson, D. Downing
netclectic: House, Dowsett, Stannard
chrisdstripes: Wiggins, A. Yates, S. Yates
djb123: Dowsett, Bibby, Moses
livestrongnick: Cavendish, Atkins, Downing
stumps: Barker, House, Stannard
JAndrewHill: House, Edmondson, Wiggins
enrique: Cavendish, Bibby, Cuming
backflipbedlam: Cavendish, S. Yates, Opie
Gmancervelo: Stannard, Williams, House
debbieg: Barker, Oliphant, Stannard
sm: Cavendish, Bibby, Opie
Gkam84: Atkins, Tennant, Barker
stevemarks:Cavendish, S. Yates, Bibby
andynic: Wiggins, Dowsett, Stannard
TERatcliffe: Cavendish, S. Yates, Thwaites
northstar: Cavendish, S. Yates, Opie
chokofingrz: Cavendish, A. Yates, Thwaites
cdc: House, S. Yates, Bibby
obutterwick: House, Handley, S. Yates (I've allotted you Simon; if you wanted Adam, please indicate)
Suthisan: Stannard, Edmondson, House
JohnnyRemo: Stannard, House, S. Yates
thorolf: Cavendish, S. Yates, Bibby
smiley_boy2501: Cavendish, S. Yates, Thwaites
allezsteve: Stannard, House, Williams
d_jp: Cavendish, Downing, Thwaites

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Decent spread of riders being picked so far. May have mugged myself not picking Cav, but he's in my purist (and Wiggo is not) so what the hell.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1126 posts]
14th September 2013 - 12:10

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Mine are

George Atkins
Andrew Tennant
Yanto Barker

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posted by Gkam84 [9239 posts]
14th September 2013 - 12:16

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Not sure those of you picking Dowsett and or Wiggo have thought things through.....they will probably pull out before the end for the World TTT(last day of the TOB) and World ITT(day after TOB finishes).

posted by ray silvester [1866 posts]
14th September 2013 - 12:24

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ray silvester wrote:
Not sure those of you picking Dowsett and or Wiggo have thought things through.....they will probably pull out before the end for the World TTT(last day of the TOB) and World ITT(day after TOB finishes).

I've picked them both... Surprise

May need a rethink! Thought the ITT was on the 25th, though!?

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posted by Ghedebrav [1126 posts]
14th September 2013 - 13:28

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My mistake it is the 25th for the ITT but still a bit close and I'd be surprised if Wiggo and Dowsett weren't in the Sky and Movistar TTT squads......if they dare take on OPQS?

posted by ray silvester [1866 posts]
14th September 2013 - 13:44

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It seems Wiggins has been making a thorough recon of all the ToB stages. He may well be looking for the win as a confidence boost before the Worlds ?

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [3072 posts]
14th September 2013 - 13:52

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I had considered that, the last day of the ToB is the day of the Worlds TTT but with Wiggins in particular, if he's leading the race after the ToB ITT he may try and win the race.

I suppose it all depends how much time they lose on stages 1 and 2.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
14th September 2013 - 13:53

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Cavs
S yates
I bibby

posted by stevemarks [453 posts]
14th September 2013 - 15:56

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Wiggins, Dowsett, Stannard

posted by andynic [56 posts]
14th September 2013 - 18:50

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Cav
S Yates
Thwaites

posted by TERatcliffe26 [4295 posts]
14th September 2013 - 19:33

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S Yates
Opie
Cavendish

posted by northstar [1113 posts]
14th September 2013 - 20:16

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No Cav for me!

Wiggins, House, S. Yates

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posted by Ghedebrav [1126 posts]
14th September 2013 - 20:33

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Anyone have a third-party link to stage profiles? The official ToB website is flipping useless.

posted by chokofingrz [381 posts]
14th September 2013 - 21:29

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Cavendish
A. Yates
S. Thwaites

posted by chokofingrz [381 posts]
15th September 2013 - 0:48

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House
S Yates
Bibby

posted by cdc [11 posts]
15th September 2013 - 9:05

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House
Handley
Yates

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [538 posts]
15th September 2013 - 9:08

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Stannard
Edmondson
House
(Cav too expensive; Wiggo unreliable lately)

posted by Suthisan [11 posts]
15th September 2013 - 9:19

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Stannard
House
Si Yates

posted by JohnnyRemo [113 posts]
15th September 2013 - 9:32

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I'd like the following please;

M. Cavendish
S. Yates
I. Bibby

Cheers.

posted by thorolf [67 posts]
15th September 2013 - 10:19

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Cavendish, Si Yates, thwaites please

posted by smiley_boy2501 [38 posts]
15th September 2013 - 10:21

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My 3 Britons are:-
I Stannard
K House
P Williams

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posted by allezsteve [8 posts]
15th September 2013 - 10:33

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I'll go:
Cav
D Downing
Thwaites

Thanks DrH!

posted by d_jp [120 posts]
15th September 2013 - 10:37

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obutterwick wrote:
House
Handley
Yates

I've given you Simon, let me know if you wanted Adam.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1126 posts]
16th September 2013 - 12:18

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Ghedebrav wrote:
obutterwick wrote:
House
Handley
Yates

I've given you Simon, let me know if you wanted Adam.

Adam DNS today so don't think he's gonna change his mind now Devil

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

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posted by livestrongnick [2087 posts]
16th September 2013 - 12:52

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Thanks! Sorry, not been on in a while. Yes, you allotted correctly Big Grin

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [538 posts]
20th September 2013 - 22:54

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livestrongnick wrote:
Ghedebrav wrote:
obutterwick wrote:
House
Handley
Yates

I've given you Simon, let me know if you wanted Adam.

Adam DNS today so don't think he's gonna change his mind now Devil

Even less so now Simon's got the stage win!!

posted by ray silvester [1866 posts]
21st September 2013 - 10:51

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so, who won? Party Applause

posted by rcorbin [214 posts]
23rd September 2013 - 19:15

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Sorry, had a busy day at work and totally forgot to do this Sad

Will sort it in the morning.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
23rd September 2013 - 19:59

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Final results then:

366 Ghedebrav
321 stevespro
321 andynic
321 JohnnyRemo
312 backflipbedlam
312 northstar
304 chrisdstripes
295 TERatcliffe
295 smiley_boy2501
278 rcorbin
264 Gmancervelo
264 stevemarks
264 thorolf
264 allezsteve
241 netclectic
239 JAndrewHill
225 obutterwick
210 cdc
194 Suthisan
189 stumps
185 drheaton
178 sm
175 chokofingrz
167 livestrongnick
161 d_jp
130 ray silvester
130 enrique
116 debbieg
54 djb123
27 Gkam84

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
24th September 2013 - 10:40

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Whoa, I won?!

Nice one! If I were being egotistical, I might also note that I won the TdF one two. Or fifty per cent of all of the 'pick three xxx' games. Would that I had such luck in the game proper.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1126 posts]
2nd October 2013 - 23:10

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