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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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We're up!  1

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tony kappler [211 posts] 3 years ago
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Dave, (or TER)

Do you have a game rule or policy about what happens if the first stage of a race is cancelled?

eg, does the game restart at the next stage with "unlimited" transfers available (for both standard and purist)? I know that for a cancelled stage in the middle of a race all tranfers stand; (tough luck, but fair enough).

Regards 

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 3 years ago
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I think it will be as you were, but i will get in touch with Dave if it is cancelled

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tony kappler [211 posts] 3 years ago
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Rain and snow forecast at La Chaux-de-Fonds.  I notice some betting agencies have removed odds for prologue.

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johnjackjoe [5 posts] 3 years ago
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Just one question about deadlines. Why ist it always so early before the race actually starts? It's still over three hours to race begin, but the deadline to change your team is closed.

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 3 years ago
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Because things like what happened last week where amstel was still open after it started.

Seems you cant win if you play it safe and deadlines are early yet if you get it wrong people are quick to be unhappy.

When i do setup the deadlines are always gonna be early as id rather that as i dont have chance to continually check starttimes which often change after the race has been setup in the game

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 3 years ago
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From current tweets it looks like they still plan to race but could be wrong

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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tony kappler wrote:

 I notice some betting agencies have removed odds for prologue.

Pretty attentive of you, Tony...  The only one I look at, and not that frequently is Oddschecker... Which ones are down?...

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tony kappler [211 posts] 3 years ago
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I have this mental picture of the riders, aero helmets on, tucked down on their specialised TT bikes, with snow chains flapping around the spokes.

Enrique, Bet365, which is the main one I look at, took the prologue off the books from about 2 hrs before "window closed" to at least "window closed " time. I notice that it is now back, with the favourites in a similar order to the original, which implies to me that the prologue will be held in its original form. (After all, how many crashes can you have in 4 kms?)

As you would realise, my original question to Dave was me wondering if I should go straight to my stage 1 team.

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Condor Andy [810 posts] 3 years ago
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Seems snow and heavy rain in the last half hour dampened some riders chances.

I picked the top Izaguirre and Dumoulin, with utter dross filling up the rest.

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 3 years ago
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A podium and the rest were tripe. Although 1 was froome ready for tomorrow the other zakarin for thursday. Shame alba fell off!

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enrique [2421 posts] 3 years ago
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tony kappler wrote:

After all, how many crashes can you have in 4 kms?

Funny  1 I had pictures of Michael Rassmusen at the final time trial of the Tour de France several years ago, spilling over, getting back on, spilling over, getting back on...  1

tony kappler wrote:

... wondering if I should go straight to my stage 1 team.

That's a difficult ask...  I can't make up my mind whether the pure sprinters will get there before some attackers do...   I can't say...

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tony kappler [211 posts] 3 years ago
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I would still like to know, for future reference, what happens to the game if the first stage is cancelled; do we go back to "unlimited transfers" or are we stuck with our preset number of transfers.

TER, does the program set the deadline for the same time in every stage of a race, or can each stage be set individually?

Should I. Izaguirre be 54, not 53 points for prologue? (35 for 1st, 10 for GC, 5 for points and 4 for KOM).

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Moist von Lipwig [162 posts] 3 years ago
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My French is rusty but it looks as if todays stage has been shortened  to 100km and the start has been cropped due to weather.  that changes things somewhat.

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 3 years ago
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Dave will have to give an official answer on that.

I can change it individually, however if i set the stage up weeks before and cant find a start time id put say 8am and if i forget to look up its earlier enough that the stage wont start before the deadline.

Erm maybe i will look what ive done wrong later. I might have put 4 down to one by mistake.

Yes todays stage has been shortened

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Condor Andy [810 posts] 3 years ago
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Proving quite hard to manage subs with so many GC and summit guys at 25 credits and higher.  I think I've got a good roster to last the next three days, but I only have three subs left and I've left out a serious number of favourites.

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 3 years ago
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I now have 4 left, not too pleased but oh well.

Plan on seeing how tomorrow goes, may use 2 to get rid of Dumoulin and Kwait after the ITT. Then my other 2 to get Kittel and Bono in for the last stage

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stevemarks [623 posts] 3 years ago
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I bring in Porte and he's ill, waste of two very valuable transfers. Game over me thinks.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 3 years ago
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1st so far, but have not planned my subs well  1

 

Need to get back into this game after forgetting to change my team for half of the spring classics.

 

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 3 years ago
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Well is game over for me now! Vervaeke has crashed out!

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Aragonite [269 posts] 3 years ago
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I've got Porte, and Vervaeke.

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 3 years ago
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Aragonite wrote:

I've got Porte, and Vervaeke.

Your who i fear the most, always doing well, so maybe more than i thought will have him. But big ouch for you!

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stevemarks [623 posts] 3 years ago
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Aragonite wrote:

I've got Porte, and Vervaeke.

 

Bad luck sir! I chose Zakarin and Porte instead of Froome so it doesn't hurt so much now. Froome and Vervaeke were my other option.

 

Very happy to still have 6 transfers left.

 

Joel seems to have used all 10.

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Aragonite [269 posts] 3 years ago
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Four left for me, with two 'dead' riders.

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_Kasper [136 posts] 3 years ago
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2, 5, 6, 16........ Wow that was bad! Took Froome over Quintana. Took Dombrowski over Rolland. Took Vervaeke over Meintjes. 

Today was not my day. 5 transfers left though.

 

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 3 years ago
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It sounds odd, however im going to have to bring in Bono for Vervaeke, in order to be able to axe Kwiat and Dumo after tomorrow and be able to have 1 transfer for the last stage.

1,2,6,10,16 for me today

Hoping Dumo, Kwiat, Iz, Quint, Spilak, Zak and Bohli all go well tomorrow, and if so my team should be decent. Just worried for the last stage as I will only have Bono and Kittel

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Aragonite [269 posts] 3 years ago
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Had a real mare. Looks like I lost a hundred points to all my closest rivals.

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stevemarks [623 posts] 3 years ago
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Decided to save the transfers and stick with the climbers today, No Tomdumb, No kwit, No Jungley. Pinot is the big difference hoping for a big performance from him today.

 

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Moist von Lipwig [162 posts] 3 years ago
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stevemarks wrote:

Decided to save the transfers and stick with the climbers today, No Tomdumb, No kwit, No Jungley. Pinot is the big difference hoping for a big performance from him today.

 

 

I've done the same.  Couldn't get ToDu in with one move and two whould have meant a further two tmrw to shift him leaving only 2 for the final stage.  Hearing he had stomach problems yesterday swung it in hoping Kwia + Pinot can mach his points thereabouts. 

So 6 left, 1 planned for tmrw allowing 5 for the final sprint wholesale change.

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stevemarks [623 posts] 3 years ago
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Moist von Lipwig wrote:
stevemarks wrote:

Decided to save the transfers and stick with the climbers today, No Tomdumb, No kwit, No Jungley. Pinot is the big difference hoping for a big performance from him today.

 

 

I've done the same.  Couldn't get ToDu in with one move and two whould have meant a further two tmrw to shift him leaving only 2 for the final stage.  Hearing he had stomach problems yesterday swung it in hoping Kwia + Pinot can mach his points thereabouts. 

So 6 left, 1 planned for tmrw allowing 5 for the final sprint wholesale change.

 4 transfers left and hoping to keep them all for the last day too, Think TomDumb will breeze it today but had a little flutter on Spilak each way. Think tomorrow is going to be awesome.

 

 

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