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The NRT Fantasy League

This sub forum is specifically for Noels GT Fantasy League, we've been playing this one collectively for a while now and have had some superb results, Maffy especially.....

For any interested Newbies, the game runs individually for the Giro, Tour and Vuelta and there is a side game for the best overall teams through the year.

the link is:
http://www.nrtoone.com/fantasy/cycling/index.php?page=home

Instructions:
Go into the site and register an account, you can have as amny as you like but every account needs a different email address. Once you have an account you can create your team up to a maximum of 50 pouints, as we get close to the GTs the site is populated with the relevant team riders.  

Each rider is allocated a points total based on their previous performances, best riders cost you most points ie likes of Cavendish and Contador might cost you 10 - 15 points. Points cost goes from this to 1 point for the lowest of domestiques but don't discount them from your selections.

Once you have a team, remember to go into your account profile and join the JUSTCYCLING League.

It's also available on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=202905471&v=info#!/pages/Fantasy-Cycling-Grand-Tours/130651603642377
kathy

Just take issue with one thing, Slapshot - you don't need a different email address for each of your teams.  All of mine use the same email.
gerry12ie

Yes, Kathy is right - one email address will do but you need a different user name for each team.
Slapshot 3

okay, fair enough, I've always gone on the different email/different account theory; as long as folks get their teams in on time that's what matters
Fontfroide

If anyone checks and finds out the riders are revalued and ready to pick, would they please post something.  Ta.  I will of course do the same.

I like his game best, because you pick a team and then just watch them.  No need to change riders or anything, just one go and that's it.

No doubt, if I have time, I shall pick some bogus teams too, just to make the league look fuller, and to prove to myself for the last time that cheap riders don't do that well, that a team of all Italians will also not do well, nor a team of all Brits or French.  Oh yes, another time I proved that a team of only older guys does not do well.

I remember someone once did very well with a team picked from the most expensive, like 14 points, then 13, then 11, etc.
gerry12ie

I thought velogames was good this year so far.  They do a classics campaign, Giro, TDF and Vuelta.  It updates on the same day too.  There were 24 transfers allowed over 11 rounds of the classics round so you could get from Boonen and Cancellara to Valverde and Martin handy enough without making wholesale changes.  I think its easy enough to set up a league too...

http://www.velogames.com/spring-classics/2013/index.php
HuwB

gerry12ie wrote:
I thought velogames was good this year so far.  They do a classics campaign, Giro, TDF and Vuelta.  It updates on the same day too.  There were 24 transfers allowed over 11 rounds of the classics round so you could get from Boonen and Cancellara to Valverde and Martin handy enough without making wholesale changes.  I think its easy enough to set up a league too...

http://www.velogames.com/spring-classics/2013/index.php


I did it and it was enjoyable.
The GT version is very good.
Not complicated and regularly updated.
Changes allowed, right up to the start.
gerry12ie

HuwB wrote:
gerry12ie wrote:
I thought velogames was good this year so far.  They do a classics campaign, Giro, TDF and Vuelta.  It updates on the same day too.  There were 24 transfers allowed over 11 rounds of the classics round so you could get from Boonen and Cancellara to Valverde and Martin handy enough without making wholesale changes.  I think its easy enough to set up a league too...

http://www.velogames.com/spring-classics/2013/index.php


I did it and it was enjoyable.
The GT version is very good.
Not complicated and regularly updated.
Changes allowed, right up to the start.


I'll set up a JC league on it when it's ready if anyone else is interested?
gerry12ie

Velogames say on their website that the Giro game will start today but it's not ready to go yet.  I have created a Just Cycling league and the League Code is 29125155.

Please don't let it be just me and Huw... Laughing
Biosphere

gerry12ie wrote:
Velogames say on their website that the Giro game will start today but it's not ready to go yet.  I have created a Just Cycling league and the League Code is 29125155.

Please don't let it be just me and Huw... Laughing


I will join in. Post a reminder when it is actually up and running please. I will go live on Cobblestone to get the hang of it for a proper go next season (as in playing the entire year rather than any delusions of doing well Laughing)

I presume most people have seen / will see the email from Noel saying his game is gone live.
gerry12ie

OK Velogames now live http://www.velogames.com/
Bartali

San Pellegrino ....

Bradley WIGGINS
Vincenzo NIBALI
Ryder HESJEDAL
Michele SCARPONI
Mark CAVENDISH
Taylor PHINNEY
Damiano CARUSO
Elia VIVIANI
Rigoberto URAN
Fontfroide

Messing about, tired, ready to go to bed.  First draft.  Seems a fun game.  I like no changing once you get going.  already see two changes to make.  I have points left.

This is for Velogame.  

Rider 1: Bradley Wiggins,SKY,

Rider 2: Vincenzo Nibali,AST,

Rider 3: Tiago Machado,RLT,

Rider 4: Sergio Luis Henao,SKY,

Rider 5: Nacer Bouhanni,FDJ,

Rider 6: Luke Durbridge,OGE,

Rider 7: Darwin Atapuma,COL,

Rider 8: Adriano Malori,LAM,

Rider 9: Carlos Betancur,ALM,
HuwB

I've joined the league. now all I need is a team...............
Noel's Thursday or Friday.
I also do the CN cq game.
The other game I did last year appears to have gone bust.......thank goodness! Embarassed  Laughing
Fontfroide

Crikey Huw, I think you have a very good lifestyle with regard to cycling and related activities, even if you ride a bike infrequently or never.  Of course I like my balance too, but yours, with the spirit you bring is, well, easily tolerated and even "profitable" or enjoyable obsession.  Allez.  Courage.
gerry12ie

FF - Don't forget to join the JC mini-league on Velogames if you have entered your team
Nolte

Your team:
Team Nolte-Blunt
AG2 Carlos Alberto BETANCOURT GOMEZ (1) N/A 0
TRS Robert KISERLOVSKI (2) CRO N/A 0
SKY Bradley WIGGINS (10) GBR N/A 0
QST Mark CAVENDISH (10) GBR 0
AST Vincenzo NIBALI (Cool ITA N/A 0
SAX Daniele BENNATI (6) ITA N/A 0
SKS John DEGENKOLB (4) N/A 0
FDJ Nacer BOUHANNI (2) FRA N/A 0
LAM Michele SCARPONI (7) ITA N/A 0

Your team:
The Ace Men
AG2 Carlos Alberto BETANCOURT GOMEZ (1) N/A 0
CSF Sacha MODOLO (1) N/A 0
ISD Francesco CHICCHI (1) ITA N/A 0
COL Fabio DUARTE (1) COL N/A 0
FDJ Arnold JEANNESSON (1) N/A 0
ISD Mauro SANTAMBROGIO (1) ITA N/A 0
TRS Tiago MACHADO (1) N/A 0
VAC Grega BOLE (1) SLO N/A 0
KAT Angel VICIOSO ARCOS (1) ESP N/A 0

Your team:
an fhoireann eile de mo chuid
AG2 Carlos Alberto BETANCOURT GOMEZ (1) N/A 0
LIQ Elia VIVIANI (2) N/A 0
AG2 Domenico POZZOVIVO (3) ITA N/A 0
SKS John DEGENKOLB (4) N/A 0
GEC Matthew GOSS (5) N/A 0
SAX Daniele BENNATI (6) ITA N/A 0
GSS Ryder HESJEDAL (7) CAN N/A 0
AST Vincenzo NIBALI (Cool ITA N/A 0
SKY Bradley WIGGINS (10) GBR N/A 0
Fontfroide

gerry12ie wrote:
FF - Don't forget to join the JC mini-league on Velogames if you have entered your team


Gotcha

Actually not obvious.  I filled in a form for Just Cycling mini league and suddenly I had created one.  What are we called, do we have a code number or what?
gerry12ie

gerry12ie wrote:
Velogames say on their website that the Giro game will start today but it's not ready to go yet.  I have created a Just Cycling league and the League Code is 29125155.

Please don't let it be just me and Huw... Laughing


^^^^
JohnD

I'm in too so you won't come last either! Smile
Slapshot 3

My teams are in, not a lot of thought or creativity though...running out of time to do anything!!

His Royal Hoyness

Bradley WIGGINS
Vincenzo NIBALI
Adriano MALORI
Ryder HESJEDAL
Carlos Alberto BETANCOURT GOMEZ
Roberto FERRARI
Mark CAVENDISH
Rigoberto URAN
Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ

Mrs Murphy's Fan Club

Ryder HESJEDAL
Bradley WIGGINS
Cadel EVANS
Roberto FERRARI
Rigoberto URAN
Vincenzo NIBALI
Mark CAVENDISH
Adam BLYTH
Oscar GATTO
kathy

Kathysklowns

SKY Bradley WIGGINS (10) GBR N/A 0
AST Vincenzo NIBALI (Cool ITA N/A 0
EUS Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ (4) ESP N/A 0
AG2 Domenico POZZOVIVO (3) ITA N/A 0
AG2 Carlos Alberto BETANCOURT GOMEZ (1) N/A 0
QST Mark CAVENDISH (10) GBR N/A 0
SKY Sergio HENAO (3) COL N/A 0
SKS John DEGENKOLB (4) 1 0
QST Michael KWIATKOWSKI (1) POL N/A 0

Desperados

Cadel EVANS (Cool AUS N/A 0
SAX Daniele BENNATI (6) ITA N/A 0
GSS Ryder HESJEDAL (7) CAN N/A 0
GEC Matthew GOSS (5) N/A 0
EUS Egoi MARTINEZ DE ESTEBAN (2) ESP N/A 0
QST Mark CAVENDISH (10) GBR N/A 0
TRS Robert KISERLOVSKI (2) CRO N/A 0
VAC Grega BOLE (1) SLO N/A 0
CEI Juan Jose COBO ACEBO (4) ESP N/A 0

Italian Stallions

Franco PELLIZOTTI (2) ITA N/A 0
LAM Michele SCARPONI (7) ITA N/A 0
AND Emanuele SELLA (1) ITA N/A 0
ISD Stefano GARZELLI (3) ITA N/A 0
TRS Giacomo NIZZOLO (2) ITA N/A 0
LAM Damiano CUNEGO (4) ITA N/A 0
AST Vincenzo NIBALI (Cool ITA N/A 0
LIQ Elia VIVIANI (2) N/A 0
AG2 Domenico POZZOVIVO (3) ITA N/A 0
Bartali

How many teams are you guys entering?  I thoght one was enough???
Fontfroide

I have entered four, but it took way too much time.  My only real one is Team Occitan as usual.  I am really busy today, so can't post much, but tomorrow you can all see anyway.  I got a team of all French guys, 2 points or less guys and a team of "losers" who were or who I thought once were winners.

No good reason for all that, I admit.  Although it does help no one's "real team" from being last.
Fontfroide

I think I might be pretty much finished with having gimmick teams this year.  My gimmick teams are three of the bottom five, so exactly why am I bothering.  So next year, one team or two at the most, Tour de France, same thing.  

In all the various teams for the Giro I have picked a number of almost useless riders, some for more than one team.  A partial list includes, Atapuma, Oliveiria, Machado, Pozzato, Guarneri, Ferrari and Pozzovivo.  You can't do well unless nearly all your riders score points.  Some of mine have zero or not much better.  I do the same thing every year, pick some rider for no good reason.
Nolte

Fontfroide wrote:
I think I might be pretty much finished with having gimmick teams this year.  My gimmick teams are three of the bottom five, so exactly why am I bothering.  So next year, one team or two at the most, Tour de France, same thing.  

In all the various teams for the Giro I have picked a number of almost useless riders, some for more than one team.  A partial list includes, Atapuma, Oliveiria, Machado, Pozzato, Guarneri, Ferrari and Pozzovivo.  You can't do well unless nearly all your riders score points.  Some of mine have zero or not much better.  I do the same thing every year, pick some rider for no good reason.


i have fond memories of the 2 days that The Ace Men lead the Vuelta standings in 2011. Very Happy
Slapshot 3

As our wonderful new system in here won't let me see Noel's site, can someone pitch up the standings....ta
Bartali

46 BMC Retirement Home   1327
87 Original Rockers         1264
93 San Pellegrino          1257
126 Team Nolte-Blunt        1205
142 Rockers Uptown        1178
184 Kathysklowns                1130
200 over the bridge          1117
238 almaty                          1085
241 Ferrari's Fanboys        1083
311 Team Occitan                1030
325 Bianchi Oltre XR        1014
343 Gregari                            999
350 baikonur kashechkinauts  995
367 lanterne_rouge            981
369 an fhoireann eile de mo chuid   980
372 The Italian Job                  976
414 Italian Stallions                  947
424 Bitter and Twisted          936
489 vivapantani                  885
577 McQuaid's Mauraders          733
622 pen y bont                  583
626 Desperados                  581
638 NotFatties                    554
641 The Ace Men                  544
675 red dragons                  446
676 one stop quick steppe shop  445
687 Dream Team 2013          423
703 Outside Chancers/Losers  374
710 Just a Team                  255
713 All French                          123
Bartali

I made it to the top 100 by the skin of my teeth ...
Slapshot 3

Where's my teams??? they are not there!!!! His Royal Hoyness and Mrs Murphy's Fan Club are missing.......I know I added them !!

Needs to find out!!   Crying or Very sad
kathy

His Royal Hoyness appears on Classement General in 40th place, Slapshot!  Did you enter your teams in the JC league?

Mrs Murphys Fan club is 96th
Slapshot 3

kathy wrote:
His Royal Hoyness appears on Classement General in 40th place, Slapshot!  Did you enter your teams in the JC league?

Mrs Murphys Fan club is 96th


Yeah...thats why I'm surprised...

hmm 39th, phone lets me in!! 1339 in a team that had Wiggins and Hesjdal..... knew I should have picked Cuddles!!
Fontfroide

So JC ended up with four in the top 100.  Not too bad for a wee group like ours.  Nice one, lads.

@SS  Too bad we didn't see you for the three weeks, nor could we check who was on your team.
Slapshot 3

Fontfroide wrote:
So JC ended up with four in the top 100.  Not too bad for a wee group like ours.  Nice one, lads.

@SS  Too bad we didn't see you for the three weeks, nor could we check who was on your team.


5 teams in the top 100, mine were 39th and 95th, and yes missing in action for a lot of time.  

Home from the south, straight away on holiday, come home, laptop sent away for repairs. Home for more of the Tour though, head away the day before the Alps d'Huez stage, poor timing !!!!!!
Nolte

Team Nolte-Blunt has scored 0 points so far.

QST Mark CAVENDISH (10) GBR 1 0
SKY Christopher FROOME (9) KEN N/A 0
BMC Tejay VAN GARDEREN (2) N/A 0
DVL André GREIPEL (5) GER N/A 0
GSS Dan MARTIN (3) N/A 0
GEC Matthew GOSS (5) N/A 0
FDJ Thibaut Pinot (3) N/A 0
BTL Thomas VOECKLER (5) FRA N/A 0
LIQ Peter SAGAN (6) N/A 0

an fhoireann eile de mo chuid has scored 0 points so far.


Your team selections are:
Team Roster
Joker
stage Points
scored
SKS Marcel KITTEL (1) N/A 0
BMC Tejay VAN GARDEREN (2) N/A 0
BTL Pierre ROLLAND (3) N/A 0
BMC Philippe GILBERT (4) BEL N/A 0
SKY Edvald Boasson HAGEN (5) NOR N/A 0
LIQ Peter SAGAN (6) N/A 0
GSS Ryder HESJEDAL (7) CAN N/A 0
BMC Cadel EVANS (Cool AUS N/A 0
SKY Christopher FROOME (9) KEN N/A 0

first time this time is perfect.

Your team:
The Ace Men has scored 0 points so far.

AGR Julien SIMON (1) N/A 0
CEI Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS (1) COL N/A 0
SKS Marcel KITTEL (1) N/A 0
CEI Rui Alberto Faria da COSTA (1) N/A 0
GEC Michael ALBASINI (1) SUI N/A 0
TRS Tony GALLOPIN (1) N/A 0
VAC Kris Boeckmans (1) N/A 0
COF Daniel NAVARRO GARCIA (1) ESP N/A 0
RAB Lars BOOM (1) N/A 0
Fontfroide

I only have two teams this time.  

Just a Team is seven sprinters plus Froome and Valverde.  

Team Occitan is (so far)

Christopher FROOME (9)
Thibaut Pinot (3)
Ryder HESJEDAL (7) CAN
André GREIPEL (5) GER
Andy SCHLECK (4) LUX
Mark CAVENDISH (10) GBR
Nacer BOUHANNI (2) FRA
Tejay VAN GARDEREN (2)
Cadel EVANS (Cool AUS
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Le Tour

Two year long GC teams....

Mrs Murphy's Fan Club

Nairo Quintana Rojas
Peter Sagan
Mark Cavendish
Alberto Contador
Chris Froome
Jonny Hoogerland
Thibau Pinot
Dan Martin
Tony Martin

His Royal Hoyness

Mark Cavendish
Peter Sagan
Alberto Contador
Chris Froome
Tejay Van Garderen
David Veilleux
Perrick Fedrigo
Sylvain Chavanel
David Millar

Couldn't not do a penguin team.....

Alejandro Valverde
Cadel Evans
Alberto Contador
Sylvain Chavanel
Phillipe Gilbert
Thomas Voeckler
Brice Fellieu
Andy Schleck
Simon Gerrans
Fontfroide

Just noticed a sentence on NRT's little note.

So I ask, "Can you actually change the jokers for riders anytime during the Tour?"  I kind of thought you did that once and the beginning and lived with it, just as you choose your team members and live with the choices..  So could I change my jokers for two or three of my riders this evening, for the stage two?
NRT

Fontfroide wrote:
Just noticed a sentence on NRT's little note.

So I ask, "Can you actually change the jokers for riders anytime during the Tour?"  I kind of thought you did that once and the beginning and lived with it, just as you choose your team members and live with the choices..  So could I change my jokers for two or three of my riders this evening, for the stage two?


Yes you can. As long as the stage you have already picked a joker for has not yet started (actually 10am regardless of the actual start time), you can change it for a different one.
kathy

My teams for the Tour

Desperados

Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER (1Cool ESP N/A 0
KAT Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ (5) ESP N/A 0
EUS Igor ANTON HERNANDEZ (4) ESP N/A 0
GEC Matthew GOSS (5) N/A 0
BTL Thomas VOECKLER (5) FRA N/A 0
CEI Rui Alberto Faria da COSTA (1) N/A 0
BTL Pierre ROLLAND (3) N/A 0
DVL André GREIPEL (5) GER N/A 0
BMC Philippe GILBERT (4) BEL N/A 0

kathys klowns

Christopher FROOME (9) KEN N/A 0
SAX Alberto CONTADOR VELASCO (15) ESP N/A 0
QST Mark CAVENDISH (10) GBR N/A 0
BMC Tejay VAN GARDEREN (2) N/A 0
SKS Marcel KITTEL (1) N/A 25
FDJ Nacer BOUHANNI (2) FRA N/A 0
LIQ Peter SAGAN (6) 2 0
CEI Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS (1) COL N/A 0
DVL Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK (4) BEL N/A 0

French Fries

FDJ Nacer BOUHANNI (2) FRA N/A 0
QST Sylvain CHAVANEL (3) FRA N/A 0
COF Christophe LE MEVEL (1) FRA N/A 0
BTL Pierre ROLLAND (3) N/A 0
FDJ Thibaut Pinot (3) N/A 0
BTL Thomas VOECKLER (5) FRA N/A 0
AG2 Hubert DUPONT (2) FRA N/A 0
AG2 John GADRET (4) FRA N/A 0
TRS Tony GALLOPIN (1) N/A 0
gerry12ie

Original Rockers




Rockers Uptown


Fontfroide

NRT wrote:
Fontfroide wrote:
Just noticed a sentence on NRT's little note.

So I ask, "Can you actually change the jokers for riders anytime during the Tour?"  I kind of thought you did that once and the beginning and lived with it, just as you choose your team members and live with the choices..  So could I change my jokers for two or three of my riders this evening, for the stage two?


Yes you can. As long as the stage you have already picked a joker for has not yet started (actually 10am regardless of the actual start time), you can change it for a different one.


Brilliant.  Thanks very much for the response.  I had no idea and never thought of changing the joker, all these years.  READ THE RULES!.  Might be handy.  Although of course it becomes slightly more complicated than picking a team, giving them jokers and sitting back to watch how they do.  In my case, on the first day, an almost total disaster.  Or was it total.
Fontfroide

Nice choices Gerry, one minimising and one less minimising sprinters, among other choices.  I really like seeing the other teams, it gives me an idea what I missed, of how one might have chosen, and so forth.  Very educational.  Its one of the things I like about other people's teams, you can look at them dispassionately and appreciate the knowledge, choice skill and random coin flipping that went into watch team.  Always a pleasure to watch someone do well on JC, someone I know, and then check out their team to see why they are doing so well.  I even sometimes check out teams doing worse then mine, just to see what choices people made and try to guess why.

I have only two teams instead of my usual four.  One is my real time to win the Tour de France competition on JC (won't happen) and be in the top 100 (also unlikely).  One is loaded with sprinters with a vague attempt to pick both the KOM, the green and the yellow jersey.  If I got incredibly lucky and all the sprinters turned up for all the massive sprints, I could do quite well.  Yesterday. for example, I didn't do any better than someone who guessed Kittel and Kristoff and had a normal team with GC and Climbers.  I shoudl have had double points for Greipel and Cav, but got nothing for either.  I am amazed I persist.
Fontfroide

I just looked at the standings.  It seems that my gimmick team is first in JC and my "real team" is last.  I claim a first.  First and last.  Never before.

What troubles me a little is that I picked a serious team, carefully, and so far they have scored three points (3).

How did I do that?  What kind of Tour is this?
Fontfroide

Five teams with a Welsh flag next to them.  Are they all Huw?
levi

pen y bont and the dragons are my teams.
they fly the welsh flag.
Nolte

dissapointing one

108 WAL Ferrari's Fanboys 1508
160 ESP Kathysklowns 1436
250 FRA Just a Team 1358
263 KAZ baikonur kashechkinauts 1343
266 KAZ almaty [1st 2008 Vuelta a España] [Top 10 Tour de France 2011] 1338
297 SCO Mrs Murphy's Fan Club 1310
311 IRL Rockers Uptown 1300
344 CHE BMC Retirement Home [2008 Tour de France top 10 placing] 1273
409 GBR lanterne_rouge [2011 Vuelta a España top 10 placing] 1220
566 IRL an fhoireann eile de mo chuid [Top 10 Tour de France 2011] 1085
575 WAL red dragons 1078
605 SCO His Royal Hoyness [1st 2012 Tour de France] 1061
611 WAL pen y bont 1058
628 IRL Team Nolte-Blunt 1048
684 HUN vivapantani 1011
812 CAN Dream Team 2013 902
820 WAL McQuaid's Mauraders 895
842 CAN Queen of Decending 869
849 PRT Bianchi Oltre XR 860
888 FRA Team Occitan 815
938 IRL over the bridge 742
959 IRL Original Rockers 686
990 IRL The Ace Men 603
1015 ESP Desperados 454
1025 FLK Penguin Power 392
1033 KAZ one stop quick steppe shop 276
1040 WAL The Italian Job 122
1043 ESP French Fries 103

though the ace men did break the top 1000 Smile
gerry12ie

Huw again?  Blimey... Very Happy
Fontfroide

I say you can't beat everyone in so many leagues, so easily, without a bit of help of some kind.  Just sayin'.  

I am totally impressed.  Actually I am little bit proud that he is our Huw.  I know he contributes, under some name I always forget, to many other forums.  But I consider him ours.
Nolte

Your team:
Team Nolte-Blunt has scored 0 points so far.
Team Nolte-Blunt has scored a total of 2253 points so far in all 3 Grand Tours. (1205+1048+0)

Your team selections are:
Team Roster
Joker
stage Points
scored
AG2 Carlos Alberto BETANCOURT GOMEZ (1) N/A 0
SAX Roman KREUZIGER (3) CZE N/A 0
CEI Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE (9) ESP N/A 0
SKY Rigoberto URAN (3) N/A 0
SKY Edvald Boasson HAGEN (5) NOR N/A 0
APP Daniel SCHORN (1) N/A 0
GSS Tyler FARRAR (4) USA N/A 0
FDJ Geoffrey SOUPE (2) N/A 0
KAT Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER (1Cool ESP N/A 0

The Ace Men has scored 0 points so far.
The Ace Men has scored a total of 1147 points so far in all 3 Grand Tours. (544+603+0)

Your team selections are:
Team Roster
Joker
stage Points
scored
AG2 Carlos Alberto BETANCOURT GOMEZ (1) N/A 0
QST Zdenek STYBAR (1) CZE N/A 0
LAM Maximiliano RICHEZE (1) ARG N/A 0
APP Bartosz HUZARSKI (1) POL N/A 0
LAM Diego ULISSI (1) N/A 0
VAC Lieuwe WESTRA (1) N/A 0
APP Daniel SCHORN (1) N/A 0
VAC Rafael Valls Ferri (1) SPA N/A 0
TRS Ben HERMANS (1) BEL N/A 0

even worse than usual, 2 net apps, 2 lampres and 2 vacansoleils. i'm going for the lanterne rouge Very Happy

Your team:
an fhoireann eile de mo chuid has scored 0 points so far.
an fhoireann eile de mo chuid has scored a total of 2065 points so far in all 3 Grand Tours. (980+1085+0)

Your team selections are:
Team Roster
Joker
stage Points
scored
AG2 Carlos Alberto BETANCOURT GOMEZ (1) N/A 0
DVL Greg HENDERSON (2) N/A 0
SAX Roman KREUZIGER (3) CZE N/A 0
EUS Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ (4) ESP N/A 0
KAT Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ (5) ESP 2 0
LAM Michele SCARPONI (7) ITA N/A 0
AST Vincenzo NIBALI (Cool ITA N/A 0
CEI Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE (9) ESP N/A 0
SKY Edvald Boasson HAGEN (5) NOR N/A 0

as could afford rodriquez, i started working back wards until i got to a point of there being a rider available. prettary barren territory from 6 upwards.
gerry12ie




Fontfroide

If I knew how to present my entries as neatly as gerry I would.
One of my teams has every rider speaking Spanish, although a gimmick, it is a pretty good team.  Team Occitan is my real team, and none of the picks are terribly interesting, but thoughtful nonetheless.

How do you do that Gerry?  How do you save that exact lineup?
gerry12ie

Screengrab on Mac FF.  Cmd - Shift - 4
kathy

My teams

Desperados

AG2 Domenico POZZOVIVO (3) ITA N/A 0
CJR Marcos GARCIA (1) ESP N/A 0
SAX Roman KREUZIGER (3) CZE N/A 0
EUS Igor ANTON HERNANDEZ (4) ESP N/A 0
KAT Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ (5) ESP N/A 0
QST Zdenek STYBAR (1) CZE N/A 0
TRS Robert KISERLOVSKI (2) CRO N/A 0
VAC Grega BOLE (1) SLO N/A 0
RAB Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL (3) ESP N/A 0

kathysklowns

KAT Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER (1Cool ESP N/A 0
AST Vincenzo NIBALI (Cool ITA N/A 0
SKY Rigoberto URAN (3) N/A 0
EUS Mikel NIEVE ITURALDE (4) N/A 0
AG2 Carlos Alberto BETANCOURT GOMEZ (1) N/A 0
LAM Diego ULISSI (1) N/A 0
SKY Sergio HENAO (3) COL N/A 0
VAC Grega BOLE (1) SLO N/A 0
SAX Roman KREUZIGER (3) CZE N/A 0

Gazpacho

EUS Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ (4) ESP N/A 0
LAM Michele SCARPONI (7) ITA N/A 0
LIQ Ivan BASSO (5) ITA N/A 0
FDJ Thibaut Pinot (3) N/A 0
SKY Edvald Boasson HAGEN (5) NOR N/A 0
CJR Amets Txurruka Ansola (1) SPA N/A 0
GSS Dan MARTIN (3) N/A 0
RAB Bauke MOLLEMA (4) N/A 0
DVL Jelle VANENDERT (2) BEL N/A 0
Fontfroide

Team Occitan

Team selections:
Carlos Alberto BETANCOURT GOMEZ ( pts) Joker stage 8
Theo BOS ( pts) Joker stage 7
Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER ( pts) Joker stage 20
Dan MARTIN ( pts) Joker stage 4
Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE ( pts) Joker stage 14
Gianni MEERSMAN ( pts) Joker stage 7
Sergio HENAO ( pts) Joker stage 16
Rigoberto URAN ( pts) Joker stage 10
Vincenzo NIBALI ( pts) Joker stage 20

Just a Team

Mikel NIEVE ITURALDE (4) 8 0
Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ (4) ESP 3 0
Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE (9) ESP 15 0
Rigoberto URAN (3) 14 0
Sergio HENAO (3) COL 10 0
Koldo FERNANDEZ (2) ESP 7 0
Bauke MOLLEMA (4) 16 0
Carlos Alberto BETANCOURT GOMEZ (1) 8 0
Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER (1Cool ESP 14 0

Actually now I look at them I think they both evolved a bit until they became nearly the same.  And Bauke Mollema does not speak Spanish, so that team is not even what I thought.  I really should think a bit more.  Still, the last time we do this until next year.
Biosphere

I want to know who the 46% of players are that don't think there is room for a 1 point Betancur in their team Laughing
Slapshot 3

His Royal Hoyness

Carlos Alberto BETANCOURT GOMEZ
Vincenzo NIBALI
Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ
Igor ANTON HERNANDEZ
Roman KREUZIGER
Rafal MAJKA
Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE
Theo BOS
Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER

(anyone else think J Rod is hugely overpriced??? )

Mrs Murphy's Fan Club

Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ
Tyler FARRAR
Sergio HENAO
Ivan BASSO
Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE
Vincenzo NIBALI
Dan MARTIN
Michele SCARPONI
Edvald Boasson HAGEN
Fontfroide

Biosphere wrote:
I want to know who the 46% of players are that don't think there is room for a 1 point Betancur in their team Laughing


Other observations:
Majka is getting rather popular.
83% don't have room for a 2 point Meersman
Lots of teams must not have any sprinters at all, or only one, since even the second tier sprinters have not been chosen by many.  EBH 34%, Meersman and Farrar 17% and Bos 11%
Three of the top eight riders picked are Sky, perhaps an indication the British bias of the contest, perhaps a recognition they have a great team, perhaps ….
Ten of the eleven top picks look like they could be in the last big group on any one of the last climbs on eleven stages.
Slapshot 3

Fontfroide wrote:
Biosphere wrote:
I want to know who the 46% of players are that don't think there is room for a 1 point Betancur in their team Laughing


Other observations:
Majka is getting rather popular.
83% don't have room for a 2 point Meersman
Lots of teams must not have any sprinters at all, or only one, since even the second tier sprinters have not been chosen by many.  EBH 34%, Meersman and Farrar 17% and Bos 11%
Three of the top eight riders picked are Sky, perhaps an indication the British bias of the contest, perhaps a recognition they have a great team, perhaps ….
Ten of the eleven top picks look like they could be in the last big group on any one of the last climbs on eleven stages.


....and some us picked Theo Bos who's been dumped for low cortisol levels!!!
Fontfroide

Oh dear, Bos dropped.  I hope no sprint stages end in sprints.
Fontfroide

On the team I showed you above, which I am pretty sure I didn't change before the deadline, I have Theo Bos.  Team Occitan.  I thought, tough luck for me when I heard about him not starting or whatever happened.  

But I noticed when I looked today, I have Graeme Brown on my team, you might say "another sprinter".  But I never picked him.  I wonder if anyone can shed light on how that might happen.  

Did that happen to anyone else who picked Bos on their team, having another "equivalent rider" substituted?  Just curious, it does not matter that much, I will finish mid-table most likely.
kathy

It's in the rules, FF.  If one of your riders doesn't start, another of equal value is substituted.  As a result, I think it was in the Giro that my all- Italian team ended up with a 'foreigner' Laughing
Fontfroide

Thanks Kathy.

I see His Royal Hoyness also contains Graeme Brown although it once contained Theo Bos.
Nolte

standings are tt

32 WAL Ferrari's Fanboys 482
59 SCO His Royal Hoyness [1st 2012 Tour de France] 460
98 WAL McQuaid's Mauraders 434
116 IRL over the bridge 425
134 IRL an fhoireann eile de mo chuid [Top 10 Tour de France 2011] 416
189 WAL pen y bont 397
192 KAZ almaty [1st 2008 Vuelta a España] [Top 10 Tour de France 2011] 395
220 CHE BMC Retirement Home [2008 Tour de France top 10 placing] 386
244 PRT Bianchi Oltre XR 380
275 CAN Dream Team 2013 371
311 SCO Mrs Murphy's Fan Club 363
343 FRA Team Occitan 355
363 CAN Queen of Decending 349
412 ITA San Pellegrino [2007 Vuelta a Espa] 332
417 GBR lanterne_rouge [2011 Vuelta a España top 10 placing] 331
427 WAL red dragons 327
500 KAZ baikonur kashechkinauts 276
508 IRL Rockers Uptown 268
522 ESP Kathysklowns 251
526 FRA Just a Team 245
532 IRL Team Nolte-Blunt 235
535 ESP Desperados 229
536 IRL Original Rockers 228
546 ESP Gazpacho 183
547 KAZ one stop quick steppe shop 172
556 WAL The Italian Job 86
557 IRL The Ace Men 77
Fontfroide

Felicitations to Huw (I presume) who was fourth overall in the game, but also to Almaty and Nolte (?) who completed the podium.  I thought Ferrari's Fanboys was very well picked, fourth is quite incredible.
Nolte

yes, an fhoireann eile de mo chuid is the other team of mine, literally.
Slapshot 3

Just had Noels email the site is ready for 2014 Grand Tours Fantasy Cycling. JC has always had a good strong presence in this league and a couple of winners over the years.

Get your entries in folks and do we want a new thread for 2014??? If so let me know ill start one up
Cheers

Donald
HuwB

Slapshot 3 wrote:
Just had Noels email the site is ready for 2014 Grand Tours Fantasy Cycling. JC has always had a good strong presence in this league and a couple of winners over the years.

Get your entries in folks and do we want a new thread for 2014??? If so let me know ill start one up
Cheers

Donald


Beat me to it. Wink

I currently 15th overall (out of a few thousand) in the Velogames Spring Classics. Very Happy
A stark contrast to my FP flopping season.
Fontfroide

Interesting feature.  When you enter your team the first time, new name and all, the riders are not in teams, just scattered about.  when you change a rider after you have entered the team initially, the teams appear in order.
Mrs John Murphy

Ivan BASSO (4) ITA N/A 0
LAM Damiano CUNEGO (2) ITA N/A 0
CEI Igor ANTON HERNANDEZ (3) ESP N/A 0
AND Jackson RODRIGUEZ (2) N/A 0
GSS Tyler FARRAR (3) USA N/A 0
GSS Thomas DEKKER (1) NED N/A 0
SKS Marcel KITTEL (10) N/A 0
KAT Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER (15) ESP N/A 0
QST Rigoberto URAN (7)
Slapshot 3

So......2014...

Penguin Power (it was inevitable)

Cadel EVANS
Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER
Dan MARTIN
Marcel KITTEL
Rafal MAJKA
Giampaolo CARUSO
Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS
Elia VIVIANI
Fabio ARU

Mrs Murphy's Fan Club

Domenico POZZOVIVO
Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ
Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ
Roberto FERRARI
Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER
Nicholas ROCHE
Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS
Adam HANSEN
Oscar GATTO

All subject to change of course... Wink
HuwB

Kelly's Heroes
BMC  Cadel EVANS (Cool AUS N/A 0
AST Michele SCARPONI (6) ITA N/A 0
CSF Stefano PIRAZZI (3) N/A 0
KAT Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER (15) ESP N/A 0
SKY Ben SWIFT (2) N/A 0
AG2 Domenico POZZOVIVO (5) ITA N/A 0
CEI Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS (6) COL N/A 0
SAX Rafal MAJKA (3) N/A 0
FDJ Nacer BOUHANNI (2) FRA

Badger's Drift
AG2 Domenico POZZOVIVO (5) ITA N/A 0
QST Rigoberto URAN (7) N/A 0
FDJ Nacer BOUHANNI (2) FRA N/A 0
LAM Przemyslaw NIEMIEC (3) N/A 0
SKS Marcel KITTEL (10) N/A 0
CEI Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS (6) COL N/A 0
LIQ Elia VIVIANI (3) N/A 0
GSS Dan MARTIN (3) N/A 0
BMC Cadel EVANS (Cool AUS N/A 0

One Point Wonders
KAT Angel VICIOSO ARCOS (1) ESP N/A 0
ISD Simone PONZI (1) ITA N/A 0
AST Enrico GASPAROTTO (1) ITA N/A 0
KAT Giampaolo CARUSO (1) ITA N/A 0
LIQ Oscar GATTO (1) N/A 0
SKS Simon GESCHKE (1) N/A 0
GSS Tom Jelte SLAGTER (1) N/A 0
AG2 Davide APPOLLINO (1) N/A 0
RAB Wilco KELDERMAN (1) N/A 0

40% of teams took the Dan Martin hit, this evening.
Biosphere

I tried to join our league on Noel's page the other day but I don't seem to be showing even though our league is the default one it displays - suggesting I am indeed signed up  scratch

Swiss Cheese
============
Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER
Cadel EVANS
Rigoberto URAN
Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS
Domenico POZZOVIVO
Elia VIVIANI
Giacomo NIZZOLO
Ben SWIFT
Fabio ARU
Nolte

33 KAZ almaty [1st 2008 Vuelta a España] [Top 10 Tour de France 2011] 456
68 IRL an fhoireann eile de mo chuid [Top 10 Tour de France 2011] 414
167 IRL Team Nolte - Pen 343
183 ESP kathys klowns 334
184 FRA Team Occitan 333
205 CHE Swiss Cheese [2008 Tour de France top 10 placing] 317
207 ESP Desperados 314
247 FRA Home Boys 286
254 IRL Rockers Uptown 280
308 GBR Lanterne_Rouge [2011 Vuelta a España top 10 placing] 243
322 PRT Oltre XR2 232
398 ESP Italian Stallions 187
411 WAL RED DRAGONS 179
415 FRA J-Rod and the Lads 176
426 IRL miloted 168
462 WAL pen y bont 145
467 IRL Original Rockers 140
469 CAN Queen of Descending 139
478 KAZ one stop quick steppe shop 131
488 ROM Utterly Corrupt Incompetent 118
512 CAN CipolliniRB1000 90
519 IRL Bitter and Twisted 85
534 IRL The Ace Men 58

an fhoireann eile de mo chuid
Team selections:
Wilco KELDERMAN (43 pts) Joker stage 15
Nacer BOUHANNI (81 pts) Joker stage 4
Elia VIVIANI (45 pts) Joker stage 6
Ivan BASSO (3 pts) Joker stage 18
Domenico POZZOVIVO (34 pts) Joker stage 20
Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS (18 pts) Joker stage 19
Rigoberto URAN (34 pts) Joker stage 16
Cadel EVANS (81 pts) Joker stage 19
Marcel KITTEL (50 pts) Joker stage 4

only lost 1 rider so far Smile
Biosphere

Seems Maffy and I shared very similar thought processes. Not quite similar enough though as haveing found Matthews to be too expensive in Velogame, I seem to have overlooked him in Noel's game Embarassed
Slapshot 3

Thought I'd added my teams in....have now, making no impact!!
Fontfroide

I am not hiding my teams, but one can just click on the name and get the players.  I always take a twenty minutes to copy and paste the names anyway, something about whatever software NRT and I use, plus a little techno-incompetence.

My real team is Team Occitan, now missing Kittel and Martin.  J-Rod is not on that team, even if Kittel was.
Home Boys is all Italian.
And J Rod and the Lads was what I could fit in with J Rod taking up so many points.  Since I also had Kittel on that team, I figure they might end up at a fairly mediocre level this year.  

Still feel a bit bad about both my most expensive players no longer playing.  Still, that's cycling, that's sport and that's gambling.
Slapshot 3

The current standings......

1 NLD KOMMAAROP 699
2 POL Polski Grifter Club 665
3 PRT Melodrama      638
31 KAZ almaty  523
63 IRL an fhoireann eile de mo chuid 462
145 IRL Team Nolte - Pen 402
172 FRA Team Occitan 381
180 CHE Swiss Cheese   372
189 ESP Desperados 363
204 ESP kathys klowns 355
253 IRL Rockers Uptown 316
265 FRA Home Boys        310
271 SCO Penguin Power 301
302 GBR Lanterne_Rouge 275
326 PRT Oltre XR2        258
393 ESP Italian Stallions 207
403 WAL RED DRAGONS 198
421 FRA J-Rod and the Lads 184
443 IRL miloted 174
453 CAN Queen of Descending 166
457 WAL pen y bont 163
474 SCO Mrs Murphys Fan Club   147
479 IRL Original Rockers 142
483 KAZ one stop quick steppe shop 133
493 ROM Utterly Corrupt Incompetent 121
515 CAN CipolliniRB1000 93
521 IRL Bitter and Twisted 85
534 IRL The Ace Men 58


Typically....the team with Dan Martin, J Rod and Marcel Kittel is beating the complete team!!!
Nolte

20 KAZ almaty [1st 2008 Vuelta a España] [Top 10 Tour de France 2011] 860
28 IRL an fhoireann eile de mo chuid [Top 10 Tour de France 2011] 820
53 CHE Swiss Cheese [2008 Tour de France top 10 placing] 773
101 WAL Badger's Drift 717
114 FRA Team Occitan 705
159 IRL Team Nolte - Pen 654
202 WAL Kelly's Heroes [2013 Vuelta a España top 10 placing] 613
205 GBR Lanterne_Rouge [2011 Vuelta a España top 10 placing] 610
216 ESP kathys klowns 599
280 SCO Penguin Power 533
289 PRT Oltre XR2 525
290 IRL Rockers Uptown 524
319 IRL miloted 487
330 WAL RED DRAGONS 473
369 FRA Home Boys 441
382 ESP Desperados 428
447 WAL pen y bont 345
458 FRA J-Rod and the Lads 334
459 ESP Italian Stallions 332
475 CAN Queen of Descending 308
488 SCO Mrs Murphys Fan Club [1st 2012 Tour de France] 278
498 ROM Utterly Corrupt Incompetent 265
513 KAZ one stop quick steppe shop 230
514 IRL Original Rockers 225
524 CAN CipolliniRB1000 190
530 WAL One Point Wonders 142
536 IRL Bitter and Twisted 126
538 IRL The Ace Men 110

this does not include today's stage.
Biosphere

Maffy gets a third medal salut

1 NLD KOMMAAROP  Top 10 Tour de France 2013 1575
2 PRT The Slayer  1st 2013 Giro d 1546
3 PRT Melodrama  2nd 2012 Vuelta a España 1537
4 KAZ almaty  1st 2008 Vuelta a España Top 10 Tour de France 2011 1520
21 CHE Swiss Cheese  2008 Tour de France top 10 placing 1424
24 IRL an fhoireann eile de mo chuid  Top 10 Tour de France 2011 1395
74 WAL Badger's Drift 1241
108 FRA Team Occitan 1178
163 IRL Team Nolte - Pen 1105
170 GBR Lanterne_Rouge  2011 Vuelta a España top 10 placing 1096
172 WAL Kelly's Heroes  2013 Vuelta a España top 10 placing 1095
243 SCO Penguin Power 980
246 ESP kathys klowns 977
260 IRL miloted 961
304 PRT Oltre XR2 894
319 WAL RED DRAGONS 870
331 IRL Rockers Uptown 851
419 WAL pen y bont 701
423 FRA Home Boys 695
438 CAN Queen of Descending 654
449 FRA J-Rod and the Lads 634
451 SCO Mrs Murphys Fan Club  1st 2012 Tour de France 628
456 ESP Desperados 603
480 ESP Italian Stallions 548
511 CAN CipolliniRB1000 417
512 ROM Utterly Corrupt Incompetent 407
517 KAZ one stop quick steppe shop 368
525 IRL Original Rockers 312
535 WAL One Point Wonders 190
537 IRL The Ace Men 162
538 IRL Bitter and Twisted 159
Nolte

this would have been the best team possible

Movistar Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS (6) 85% 310 51.7
Omega Pharma-Quick Step Rigoberto URAN (7) 52% 244 34.9
BMC Racing Cadel EVANS (Cool 51% 201 25.1
Française des Jeux Nacer BOUHANNI (2) 30% 180 90
Astana Fabio ARU (1) 10% 167 167
RadioShack-Trek Giacomo NIZZOLO (3) 7% 154 51.3
Orica-GreenEDGE Michael MATTHEWS (2) 28% 146 73
Blanco Wilco KELDERMAN (1) 7% 123 123
Europcar Pierre ROLLAND (3) 8% 123 41

total cost - 33 points total 1,648 not included wildcards
Fontfroide

I am exceedingly impressed with Maffy's performance.  Congratulations.

I suppose he now gets three little palmares indicators next to his name (Top Ten ... ) This should make him one of the most decorated people in the whole game.  I should check, but does anyone else have four markers?

Brilliant, consistent, experienced, and of course a little bit lucky.  A little more luck or a slightly smarter choice and he would have won.
gerry12ie

Top notch
Nolte

i have decided to cheat in my usual team for noel's game

FDJ Arnaud DEMARE (1) 3 0
LAM Rui Alberto Faria da COSTA (2) N/A 0
BTL Pierre ROLLAND (3) N/A 0
TRS Fabian CANCELLARA (4) SUI 5 0
RAB Bauke MOLLEMA (5) N/A 0
SAX Alberto CONTADOR VELASCO (10) ESP N/A 0
KAT Alexander KRISTOFF (3) 1 0
DVL André GREIPEL (Cool GER 4 0
LIQ Peter SAGAN (10) 2 0

2 points where i deviated - the only two 6 point options were nicholas roche and michele scarponi. it seemed ridiculous to have either of these two when i had 4 spare points to put my team in so contador.

the second area being the only 7 point rider was chris horner and no i am not putting him into the team so alexander kristoff got in instead.

nolte - pen

QST Mark CAVENDISH (11) GBR 1 0
QST Tony MARTIN (2) 20 0
LAM Rui Alberto Faria da COSTA (2) N/A 0
APP Leopold KONIG (2) N/A 0
SKS Marcel KITTEL (10) 3 0
DVL Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK (2) BEL N/A 0
SKY Christopher FROOME (15) KEN 10 0
COF Daniel NAVARRO GARCIA (2) ESP N/A 0
FDJ Thibaut Pinot (3) N/A 0

the ace men

BMC Jhon Darwin ATAPUMA HURTADO (1) COL N/A 0
COF Rein TAARAMAE (1) EST N/A 0
FDJ Arnaud DEMARE (1) 1 0
IAM Mathias FRANK (1) SUI N/A 0
IAM Sébastien REICHENBACH (1) N/A 0
KAT Simon SPILAK (1) N/A 0
SKY Geraint Thomas (1) N/A 0
AG2 Romain BARDET (1) N/A 0
DVL Tony GALLOPIN (1) N/A 0
Slapshot 3

Mrs Murphy's Fan Club

Marcel Kittel
Alberto Contador
Vincenzo Nibali
John Degenkolb
Christophe Riblon
Greg Van Avermart
Pierre Rolland
Alexander Kritsoff
Sylvain Chavanel


Penguin Power

Mark Cavendish
Christophe Riblon
Peter Sagan
Thomas Voeckler
Michael Kwiatkowski
Alberto Contador
Giovanni Visconti
Tony Martin
Bauke Mollema
Fontfroide

Not terribly happy about my picks.
You will all see them tomorrow anyway when the game closes, and I have never managed to copy things easily from the game format.

Team Occitan has both Contador and Froome and Kittel plus a few others that were cheap.  My most serious team.

Home Boys is all French.  Who knows, they might finish in the top half, but I doubt it.

J Rod and the Boys is one that has nothing to do with J Rod at all (name left over from the Giro), but has neither Froome nor Contador, but Nibali and Valverde and Cav, plus whoever else I could dig up for a cheap price.
Biosphere

I was in the middle of tweaking when I got locked out Embarassed

Christopher FROOME
Peter SAGAN
Alberto CONTADOR VELASCO
Bauke MOLLEMA
Riche PORTE
Andrew TALANSKY
Simon GERRANS
Mathias FRANK
Arnaud DEMARE

Was going to replace Frank with Van Garderen for sure and would probably have tossed a coin on Sagan vs Kittel. Still, Frank might not be a crazy option for KOM.
Nolte

Biosphere wrote:
Still, Frank might not be a crazy option for KOM.


yes, I'd be similar opinion. it is why i fped reichenback for the the mountains jersey as i think the I Am an Iams Cat team would be looking for something from the tour de france and would both frank and reichenbach, they could win the kom or at least be entertaining in that respect.
Nolte

at the rest day, this was the standing

5 SCO Mrs Murphys Fan Club [1st 2012 Tour de France] 484
44 FRA J-Rod and the Lads 397
86 WAL Kelly's Heroes [2013 Vuelta a España top 10 placing] 368
98 KAZ one stop quick steppe shop 364
120 IRL an fhoireann eile de mo chuid [Top 10 Tour de France 2011] 353
129 IRL miloted 349
238 WAL RED DRAGONS 299
366 KAZ almaty [1st 2008 Vuelta a España] [Top 10 Tour de France 2011] [4th 2014 Giro d] 255
380 ESP Desperados 250
403 FRA Team Occitan 243
433 IRL Team Nolte - Pen 234
435 WAL pen y bont 234
456 CHE Swiss Cheese [2008 Tour de France top 10 placing] 228
513 CAN Queen of Descending 212
517 WAL Badger's Drift 211
557 SCO Penguin Power 197
601 ESP French Fries 180
607 GBR Lanterne_Rouge [2011 Vuelta a España top 10 placing] 176
625 ESP KathysKlowns 164
628 FRA Home Boys 162
663 PRT Oltre XR2 143
665 WAL One Point Wonders 139
668 IRL The Ace Men 138
766 CAN CipolliniRB1000 63

ace men will be moving up today as the galloper was wildcarded
Fontfroide

Impressed with the palmares of some of our better team directors, I checked.  There is one guy, Suitcase of Courage who has four gongs next to his name, and a few others with three.  Maffy is in select company.

Suitcase is not doing well this year, he picked Froome and Contador, among others.  Most of the teams with those guys in them are not doing all that well, and if you have one or two others, like Cav, life is a bit more bleak than it might be.
Nolte

Fontfroide wrote:
Impressed with the palmares of some of our better team directors, I checked.  There is one guy, Suitcase of Courage who has four gongs next to his name, and a few others with three.  Maffy is in select company.

Suitcase is not doing well this year, he picked Froome and Contador, among others.  Most of the teams with those guys in them are not doing all that well, and if you have one or two others, like Cav, life is a bit more bleak than it might be.


i know. team nolte-pen has froome and cavendish. an fhoireann has contador
Nolte

standings at the 2nd rest day

5 SCO Mrs Murphys Fan Club [1st 2012 Tour de France] 677
10 FRA J-Rod and the Lads 631
75 IRL miloted 501
81 WAL Kelly's Heroes [2013 Vuelta a España top 10 placing] 493
91 IRL an fhoireann eile de mo chuid [Top 10 Tour de France 2011] 486
145 KAZ one stop quick steppe shop 452
312 WAL RED DRAGONS 369
324 ESP Desperados 365
368 CAN Queen of Descending 347
396 KAZ almaty [1st 2008 Vuelta a España] [Top 10 Tour de France 2011] [4th 2014 Giro d] 337
402 WAL pen y bont 334
448 FRA Team Occitan 315
474 FRA Home Boys 304
475 CHE Swiss Cheese [2008 Tour de France top 10 placing] 303
484 WAL Badger's Drift 298
501 ESP French Fries 292
516 IRL Team Nolte - Pen 284
542 GBR Lanterne_Rouge [2011 Vuelta a España top 10 placing] 268
574 SCO Penguin Power 252
609 IRL The Ace Men 229
613 ESP KathysKlowns 227
639 WAL One Point Wonders 207
659 PRT Oltre XR2 191
716 CAN CipolliniRB1000 148
Slapshot 3

Final standings..... Chapeau FF

1 BVT Begin the Beguine 1392
2 AUS Lads in Lycra 1360
3 FRA J-Rod and the Lads 1342
11 SCO Mrs Murphys Fan Club  1st 2012 Tour de France 1196
64 IRL miloted 873
84 FRA Home Boys   815
92 ESP Desperados 796
105 WAL Kelly's Heroes  2013 Vuelta a España top 10 placing 788
150 IRL an fhoireann eile de mo chuid  Top 10 Tour de France 2011 733
166 WAL RED DRAGONS 721
216 KAZ one stop quick steppe shop 686
251 ESP French Fries 655
262 WAL pen y bont 648
278 CAN Queen of Descending 634
288 FRA Team Occitan 627
388 IRL Team Nolte - Pen 558
449 SCO Penguin Power 515
471 KAZ almaty  1st 2008 Vuelta a España Top 10 Tour de France 2011 4th 2014 Giro d 497
506 WAL Badger's Drift 470
518 GBR Lanterne_Rouge  2011 Vuelta a España top 10 placing 461
565 CAN CipolliniRB1000 426
588 CHE Swiss Cheese  2008 Tour de France top 10 placing 405
596 ESP KathysKlowns 399
653 WAL One Point Wonders 349
664 IRL The Ace Men 338
669 PRT Oltre XR2 335
Fontfroide

Thanks.  But I have to say that there was a little bit of luck, a fair bit of calculation, a wild experiment to NOT pick either Contador or Froome and the stars must have been right.  I have never done this well in my life, even though I pretend to know something about cycling.  But shit, third is incredible.  Even if it is only a game.

Makes up for my miserable FPs in the JC contest and the Velogames contest, and the resounding defeat by Maffy (again) in the Cobblestone thing.

What is perhaps more noteworthy is that the team "Home Boys", composed entirely of French guys did better than any team of Italians or Spanish I have ever picked for their home GT.  France is back!
Nolte

Your team:
The Ace Men has scored 0 points so far.
The Ace Men has scored a total of 500 points so far in all 3 Grand Tours. (162+338+0)

Your team selections are:
Team Roster
Joker
stage Points
scored
AG2 Yauheni Hutarovich (1) 2 0
AST Fabio ARU (1) ITA N/A 0
BMC Rohan DENNIS (1) N/A 0
AST Andrea GUARDINI (1) 2 0
BTL Romain SICARD (1) FRA 4 0
RAB Wilco KELDERMAN (1) N/A 0
SKY Peter KENNAUGH (1) N/A 0
RAB Moreno HOFLAND (1) 5 0
TRS Julian ARREDONDO MORENO (1) N/A 0

Your team:
Team Nolte - Pen has scored 0 points so far.
Team Nolte - Pen has scored a total of 1663 points so far in all 3 Grand Tours. (1105+558+0)

Your team selections are:
Team Roster
Joker
stage Points
scored
CEI Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS (6) COL N/A 0
RAB Robert GESINK (2) NED N/A 0
BMC Cadel EVANS (Cool AUS N/A 0
FDJ Nacer BOUHANNI (2) FRA 2 0
SKS John DEGENKOLB (3) 4 0
SAX Daniele BENNATI (4) ITA 5 0
SKY Christopher FROOME (15) KEN N/A 0
QST Rigoberto URAN (7) N/A 0
GSS Dan MARTIN (3) N/A 0

Your team:
an fhoireann eile de mo chuid has scored 0 points so far.
an fhoireann eile de mo chuid has scored a total of 2128 points so far in all 3 Grand Tours. (1395+733+0)

Your team selections are:
Team Roster
Joker
stage Points
scored
FDJ Nacer BOUHANNI (2) FRA N/A 0
SKS John DEGENKOLB (3) N/A 0
GSS Dan MARTIN (3) N/A 0
BMC Philippe GILBERT (4) BEL N/A 0
AG2 Carlos Alberto BETANCOURT GOMEZ (5) N/A 0
CEI Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS (6) COL N/A 0
QST Rigoberto URAN (7) N/A 0
SAX Alberto CONTADOR VELASCO (10) ESP N/A 0
LIQ Peter SAGAN (10) N/A 0
Slapshot 3

Mrs Murphys Fan Club

Fabio ARU
Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS
Nacer BOUHANNI
Dan MARTIN
Alberto CONTADOR VELASCO
Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE
John DEGENKOLB
Tony MARTIN
Peter SAGAN

Penguin Power

Christopher FROOME
Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER
Dan MARTIN
Yauheni Hutarovich
Paolo TIRALONGO
Daniel NAVARRO GARCIA
Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS
Maciej BODNAR
Philippe GILBERT
gerry12ie


Fontfroide

First drafts, some tinkering still happening.


Home Boys has scored a total of 1510 points so far in all 3 Grand Tours. (695+815+0)

Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER (15) ESP N/A 0
Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE (11) ESP N/A 0
Jonathan CASTROVIEJO NICOLAS (2) SPA N/A 0
Haimar ZUBELDIA AGIRRE (2) ESP N/A 0
Koldo FERNANDEZ (1) ESP N/A 0
Daniel NAVARRO GARCIA (2) ESP N/A 0
Jesus HERNANDEZ (1) ESP N/A 0
Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ (6) ESP N/A 0
Alberto CONTADOR VELASCO (10) ESP N/A 0

J-Rod and the Lads has scored a total of 1976 points so far in all 3 Grand Tours. (634+1342+0)

Nacer BOUHANNI (2) FRA N/A 0
Andrew TALANSKY (2) N/A 0
Fabio ARU (1) ITA N/A 0
Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER (15) ESP N/A 0
Rigoberto URAN (7) N/A 0
Rohan DENNIS (1) N/A 0
Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS (6) COL N/A 0
Peter SAGAN (10) N/A 0
Dan MARTIN (3) N/A 0

Team Occitan has scored a total of 1805 points so far in all 3 Grand Tours. (1178+627+0)

Nacer BOUHANNI (2) FRA N/A 0
Peter SAGAN (10) N/A 0
Fabio ARU (1) ITA N/A 0
Andrew TALANSKY (2) N/A 0
Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS (6) COL N/A 0
Rigoberto URAN (7) N/A 0
Wilco KELDERMAN (1) N/A 0
Warren BARGUIL (2) N/A 0
Christopher FROOME (15) KEN N/A 0
Mrs John Murphy

UCI

CEI Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS (6) COL N/A 0
AST Andrea GUARDINI (1) N/A 0
BMC Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ (5) ESP N/A 0
LIQ Peter SAGAN (10) N/A 0
RAB Robert GESINK (2) NED N/A 0
BMC Philippe GILBERT (4) BEL N/A 0
QST Rigoberto URAN (7) N/A 0
AST Fabio ARU (1) ITA N/A 0
TRS Fabian CANCELLARA (4) SUI

More doped than Armstrong

CEI Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE (11) ESP N/A 0
SAX Alberto CONTADOR VELASCO (10) ESP N/A 0
SKY Christopher FROOME (15) KEN N/A 0
QST Tony MARTIN (2) N/A 0
AG2 Yauheni Hutarovich (1) N/A 0
QST Tom BOONEN (1) BEL N/A 0
TRS Yaroslav POPOVYCH (1) UKR N/A 0
GSS Ryder HESJEDAL (7) CAN N/A 0
LAM Filippo POZZATO (2) ITA

Carlton's English Speaking Love-In

BMC Cadel EVANS (Cool AUS N/A 0
GSS David MILLAR (2) GBR N/A 0
GSS Ryder HESJEDAL (7) CAN N/A 0
SKY Christopher FROOME (15) KEN N/A 0
GSS Dan MARTIN (3) N/A 0
SKY Peter KENNAUGH (1) N/A 0
GSS Andrew TALANSKY (2) N/A 0
GEC Adam YATES (1) N/A 0
BMC Rohan DENNIS (1) N/A 0
Nolte

vuelta

15 SCO Mrs Murphys Fan Club [1st 2012 Tour de France] 1555
58 WAL pen y bont 1386
69 CHE Swiss Cheese [2008 Tour de France top 10 placing] 1345
83 WAL Kelly's Heroes [2013 Vuelta a España top 10 placing] 1312
87 ENG More doped than Armstrong 1299
94 IRL Rockers Uptown 1279
106 FRA Home Boys 1249
133 GBR Lanterne_Rouge [2011 Vuelta a España top 10 placing] 1186
138 ESP KathysKlowns 1182
214 IRL an fhoireann eile de mo chuid [Top 10 Tour de France 2011] 1067
218 CAN Queen of Descending 1063
232 CAN CipolliniRB1000 1042
267 WAL Badger's Drift 985
316 IRL Team Nolte - Pen 923
318 PRT Oltre XR2 919
338 ESP Desperados 889
349 ESP French Fries 871
374 SCO Penguin Power 833
378 FRA Team Occitan 827
381 IRL Original Rockers 825
396 FRA J-Rod and the Lads 795
397 IRL miloted 792
419 WAL RED DRAGONS 742
459 KAZ almaty [1st 2008 Vuelta a España] [Top 10 Tour de France 2011] [4th 2014 Giro d] 628
474 ENG Carlton's english speaking love in 557
482 ROM Utterly Corrupt Incompetent 545
497 KAZ one stop quick steppe shop 357
498 IRL The Ace Men 348
500 WAL One Point Wonders 318

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