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Just wondered what peoples thoughts were on the selection of a team for the whole race such as the TdF with regards to whether the budget actually matters? (This is my own question and not a potential game idea)

For example if no budget was in place i think it would enhance that side of the game for such a long event as the TdF. Basically im looking at possibly 3 positions in my team which I would want a different more expensive rider, and maybe 5 changes overall, but how it would be played tactically bears little significance to the budget when picking just 9 riders for a whole race, when such a dearth of talent is available and so many types of stages are trying to be complemented over such a small selection of riders.

I actually think teams would be more diverse, as it would open up more strategy options for that side of the game

(Once the race starts I will post what my team would have been without a budget)

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Condor Andy [810 posts] 2 years ago
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I'll do the same!

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JohnnyRemo [317 posts] 2 years ago
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Interesting that Griepel, Kristoff, Kittel and Cavendish are virtually the same value. If you had only one choice who should I go for - ehm - who would you pick? 

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Condor Andy [810 posts] 2 years ago
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JohnnyRemo wrote:

Interesting that Griepel, Kristoff, Kittel and Cavendish are virtually the same value. If you had only one choice who should I go for - ehm - who would you pick? 

Not Kristoff 

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 2 years ago
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So below is my actual purist team

Froome
Porte
Bardet
Fuglsang
Matthews
Kittel
Petit
Grmay
Betancurt

There would be 4 changes to that if there was no budget and it would be

Porte
Froome
Quintana
Bardet
Majka
Sagan
Matthews
Kittel
Demare

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Condor Andy [810 posts] 2 years ago
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Actual purist team:

Sagan
Kittel
Petit
Demare
Van Keirsbulck
Matthews
Lemoine
Perichon
Froome

Also 4 changes for me:

Sagan
Kittel
Greipel
Demare
Majka
Matthews
Bardet
Porte
Froome

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Condor Andy [810 posts] 2 years ago
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Holy mother of ..... I'm leading the Purist comp 

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TERatcliffe26 [4782 posts] 2 years ago
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Thats not much of a surprise at this stage with your Purist team Andy.

Same you can't swap Sagan for another at this stage

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Condor Andy [810 posts] 2 years ago
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Sitting at 5th now minus Demare and Sagan  2

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dottigirl [867 posts] 2 years ago
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I am utterly nowhere. 

Sagan

Cav

Froome

Swift

Yates

Cummings

De Kort

Lemoine

Burghardt

Only Froome is up to anything, points wise. A dribble from Yates too, but I'm not expecting to improve.