A few people have commented on how they miss having to pick a proper purist team for the classics now that we've moved over to fully unlimited transfers between each race (which simplifies things a huge amount and hopefully will cause much less confusion than in previous years).
In light of this I'm setting up a 'proper purist' forum comp for the spring classics between the opening Omloop/KBK weekend and Paris-Roubaix (I'll set up a separate one for the Ardennes later).
The Rules - pick nine riders for 150 credits or less based on opening values this weekend. Usual rules apply so no more than two riders per team (no picking all of OPQS then).
The Points - Normal fantasy points will be scored by any and all active riders in each race included in the road.cc game, that's:
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad - Sat Mar 01 2014
Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne - Sun Mar 02 2014
Strade Bianche - Sat Mar 08 2014
Roma Maxima - Sun Mar 09 2014
Milan - San Remo - Sun Mar 23 2014
E3 Harelbeke - Fri Mar 28 2014
Gent - Wevelgem - Sun Mar 30 2014
Ronde Van Vlaanderen - Sun Apr 06 2014
Paris - Roubaix - Sun Apr 13 2014
This means that points will directly corralate with the main game. If your rider doesn't start a race then you get no points. There are no transfers, no swaps, no substitutions and no injury replacements. Your nine riders are your nine riders and that's it.
The Prize - Eternal Glory (ie nothing).
Entries required on/before 9am Saturday 1st March 2014. Please try and keep your entries into one post with any amendments in that post (so no quoting other peoples team please).
EDIT: I've just remembered that I'm out of the country the day that Paris-Roubaix runs so I'll also need a volunteer to put together the final scores, I'll sort everything out up to that point so someone will just need to come in and take all the glory.
Likewise, if someone wants to volunteer to carry the comp over into the Ardennes classics but with new teams picked (but points carried over) then that'd be great too.