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You might not be getting that bike, but you could still win a road.cc tee...

You might be rueing your missed chances and botched transfers right now with the dream of walking off with first place and a shiny new bike in tatters. We know we are, not that we're allowed to win the bike of course but you know what we mean. Anyway, starting tomorrow you've got a chance to reclaim a bit of pride, as we're going to be handing out a spot prize on every stage from here to the Champs Elysées!

That's right, even if you're languishing in mid table you could stil walk off with the day's prize if you get a spot of luck. Today's top scorer was in the mid-300s in the big league and on Saturday it could be you, so get your thinking hat on and get your transfers sorted for the long, flat (ish) road to Revel.

Unless we say otherwise, the spot prize will be awarded for the highest scoring team on the stage, and the prize will be a freshly minted (so fresh they haven't actually arrived yet) road.cc tee, but we might think of some other ways to pick the winner too. If two or more teams are tied, then the following criteria will be used to determine the winner:

  • The highest scoring rider
  • The number of scoring riders
  • The team value (lowest wins)
  • The combined total scores of all the riders
  • The office random number generator

Okay? so get picking. First prize for biggest points haul on Stage 13 on Saturday. We'll announce the winner as soon as we've filled in the big score spreadsheet and fed it into the cogs that make the game work.

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.

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Tom Amos [236 posts] 5 years ago
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who scored 300? I thought I was doing well on 149!

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Chuffy [201 posts] 5 years ago
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I think they mean that the chap(ess) who won was ranked in the 300s. I'm not sure how you would actually score 300...  13 39

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dave atkinson [6145 posts] 5 years ago
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chuffy's right - 149 was second best score, tom...

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Timbo13 [264 posts] 5 years ago
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A very nice touch, lads. Something other than pride (and beating my workmate) to play for

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wez [43 posts] 5 years ago
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Im gonna have to go some i thought my high 80 was pretty good going, perhaps a bit of headbutting could move my score up a bit.

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andybwhite [248 posts] 5 years ago
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so does that mean my 150 for Handsworth CC was top for stage 12?
Do I win anything?

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dave atkinson [6145 posts] 5 years ago
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yes. And no.

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we'll send you something. won't be a tee though...

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andybwhite [248 posts] 5 years ago
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a bike? tell me its a bike!

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dave atkinson [6145 posts] 5 years ago
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more likely be some office schwag... the bikes are generally missed  1

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andybwhite [248 posts] 5 years ago
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schwag is good!  1

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andybwhite [248 posts] 5 years ago
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Where will the spot prizes be announced?
After coming into form on Friday - a day early - and back-pedalling yesterday (Saturday), I reckon my team's return to form (154) today must be near the top.
Also, I really need that t-shirt as all mine are in the wash.  4

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Tony Farrelly [2856 posts] 5 years ago
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it's near, word is though that 163 is the top score today & two people got it. Think we will do a quick story every day announcing the winners

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dave atkinson [6145 posts] 5 years ago
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Yup, just let me finish my tea and i'll post the weekend's winners. Two people tied on 161 today so we'll be going down the rule sheet...