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Is it too late to add De Brabantse Pijl as a stand alone bonus competition?  1

I'm proposing a very simple Forum Fantasy Game.

The rules are:

1. Choose any 5 riders from the race start list. You can go to the PCS start list (http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/De_Brabantse_Pijl_-_La_Fleche_Braban...) or the CN.com start list (http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/de-brabantse-pijl-la-fleche-brabanconne...) or the official race start list ( sad)

 

2. The top 25 riders will get scored. The winner will receive 25 points and so on until rider No. 25 gets 1 point. If your rider happens to get in on the 'break of the day' they will get 5 points. Any rider mentioned in PCS's 'Attackers of the day' will qualify.

 

3. Registrations will close at race start...

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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Here's my team, just in case we don't get a compeititon open! Of course, it's deliberately  stacked team!  1 With the obvious joy of getting to pick first!, which is probably highly unethical and immoral, but?  Who ever wins by picking the favorites?...  All in fun!  1

Michael Matthews (Aus)

Julian Alaphilippe (Fra)

Davide Rebellin (Ita)

Tony Gallopin (Fra)

Tom Dumoulin (Ned)

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sanderville [349 posts] 3 years ago
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I tip my cap to you, enrique.  Gracias por tu forma de pensar.  I happen to know a complete nerd who obsessively computes all possible outcomes of races on multiple spreadsheets so I am going to use his picks for a change to see if soulless calculation beats my own inspired choices.

 

Michael Matthews (Aus)

Julian Alaphilippe (Fra)

Davide Rebellin (Ita)

Tony Gallopin (Fra)

Tom Dumoulin (Ned)

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Aragonite [269 posts] 3 years ago
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Matthews, Gallopin, Gasparotto, Devenyns, and Maurits Lammertink.

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Condor Andy [810 posts] 3 years ago
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Hermans, Matthews, Devenyns, Gallopin, and Slagter.

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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sanderville wrote:

I tip my cap to you, enrique.  Gracias por tu forma de pensar.  I happen to know a complete nerd who obsessively computes all possible outcomes of races on multiple spreadsheets so I am going to use his picks for a change to see if soulless calculation beats my own inspired choices.

Caballero, no sabe cuanto me encanta que me hablen en espanol. Muchas gracias por escribir en mi lengua. Se lo agradezco. Ah, si supieras!  1 Esta vez no use los 'multiple spreadsheets' para calcular nada. Simplemente me gustan esos corredores mucho! Me da pena que no escogas un equipo original!  2 Anda, por complacerme, cambia por lo menos uno de tus corredores, por favor! Que aburrido que escogas los mismos que yo, ya sea por vagancia o por insistir en tu punto. Me alegraria mucho que partcipiras por participar, porque te gusta!  1 Que te parece, haces un cambio para que ambos nos divertamos, especialmente yo, corrigiendo y sumando totales de equipos verdaderos, que no sean iguales entre si? Un (!) solo corredor que no sea igual es lo que te pido!  1 What do you say?  1 Dame tus 'inspired choices'!  1 Hazlo divertido, Sandy! Que dices, amigo?  1 

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sanderville [349 posts] 3 years ago
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OK, but only because I hate Spanish beer.  But if yours win then I get 100% of the points!

Gallopin
Slagter
Van Hecke
Gasparotto
Pozzato

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 3 years ago
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Matthews

Gallopin

Rebellin

Hermans

Gasparotto

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archieboy [89 posts] 3 years ago
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Bling

Gallopin

Vakoc

Wellens

Slagter

Ta.

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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 yes I thought archieboy had to  clarify his last rider so he could race with a full 5 rider team, but, he did, I just counted them. Oops!  1 Chalk it up to cultural illiteracy!  1

Ok, here's the official twitter handle for the race:

@DeBrabantsePijl

Registration will last until the race starts tomorrow.

CyclingFans.com is saying the race starts at 12:30pm CET (6:30am U.S. Eastern) and should finish around 5:36pm CET (11:36am U.S. Eastern), so make your choices accordingly.

We've got 6 teams in so far.

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1wrangler [119 posts] 3 years ago
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Matthews

Vakoc

Bille

Gallopin

Gaspo

 

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archieboy [89 posts] 3 years ago
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Also this is live on Bike Channel from 14.00

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dc04dc [58 posts] 3 years ago
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Matthews

Vakoc

Wellans

Gallopin

Teuns

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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archieboy wrote:

Also this is live on Bike Channel from 14.00

Is Bike Channel TV or internet?..

Well, we're on and it seems like we have the 'Break of the Day' below!  1

Eight teams in. Good luck!  1

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archieboy [89 posts] 3 years ago
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On TV in the UK.
It now comes as part of Sky or Virgin and replaces the old Extreme Sports channel that no one ever whatched
I get it on channel 552 on Virgin

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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archieboy wrote:

On TV in the UK...

Thanks!  1

Hmmm...  A former winner commenting on a man on no one's team...  Hmmm...

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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Race situation a couple of minutes ago...

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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The situation is getting exciting!  1

 

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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What an exciting race!  1

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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Live feed in Spanish through TeleDeportes!  1

http://egolo.org/11.php

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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Still at the front!  1

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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Weening gets a small gap after Alaphilippe and Wellens are caught!  1

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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The feed is absolutely wonderful!  1

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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A group of 40 about to catch Weening  1

 

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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Gallopin takes to the front!  1

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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This group and Gasparotto are at the front!  1

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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Vakoc takes it ahead of Gasparotto and Gallopin... 

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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Top 10:

 

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Condor Andy [810 posts] 3 years ago
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1wrangler's had a stormer here.

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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Condor Andy wrote:

1wrangler's had a stormer here.

Wow! He had 1-2-3-5!  1

Below is the Top 20, which gives wrangler more than enough of a lead to take the day!  1

Good job! 

I've updated with ths cores for riders 21-25, Dumoulin and Hermans got points, so here are the final scores:

1wrangler 93
Aragonite 91
archieboy 86
TERatcliffe26 81
enrique 74
dc04dc 69
sanderville 64
Condor Andy 66

A lot tighter than I expected! Good job, everyone! Thanks for joining today!  1

Condor Andy wrote:

Bro, do you even rift?

Huh?  Don't get it?

 

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1wrangler [119 posts] 3 years ago
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Cool.

Good race.