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Title: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Gus on June 23, 2017, 04:31:19 pm
It's time for the annual virtual Tour de France, so everybody come and join :

Webside : www.velogames.com (http://www.velogames.com)

League : YACF

code : 82308394

The deadline for entries to be submitted is 15:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time) on Saturday 1st July 2017.

quicklink for standings in the league : https://www.velogames.com/tour-de-france/2017/leaguescores.php?league=82308394 (https://www.velogames.com/tour-de-france/2017/leaguescores.php?league=82308394)
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Relayer on June 24, 2017, 08:18:10 am
Looks like fun ... any prizes for coming last?
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Gus on June 25, 2017, 10:48:40 am
Honour and glory, that is the price whether you win or loose.
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: citoyen on June 27, 2017, 12:15:24 pm
I'm in.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Karla on June 27, 2017, 12:48:14 pm
In.  I'm Professor Paniagua
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Nuncio on June 27, 2017, 01:12:44 pm
In. it's difficult, isn't it. I think Froome will win but I'm not sure I can afford him.
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: citoyen on June 27, 2017, 01:22:34 pm
I'm hedging my bets on neither Froome nor Quintana figuring in the podium places. It could all go horribly wrong for me very early.
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Karla on June 27, 2017, 01:31:06 pm
It's an importent decision isn't it?
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oaky on June 28, 2017, 04:27:29 pm
I'm in.  "ACME Beer and Data Science Pro Cycling"

Picked by the simple process of



So it will probably tank badly!
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: bobb on June 28, 2017, 05:26:13 pm
In. I expect mid-table mediocrity, as always  :P
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: αdαmsκι on June 30, 2017, 09:59:51 pm
My team's "Be More Mike".
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oscar's dad on July 01, 2017, 11:27:03 am
Entered. Team OD on everyfing.
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Relayer on July 01, 2017, 06:58:46 pm
Well the Bathgate Alps Grimpeurs are down to 8 riders already, it's a shame for the race that Valverde crashed out, broken kneecap according to another thread ... Ouch!!!
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: citoyen on July 01, 2017, 09:36:15 pm
The decision to pick Thomas for my team is already looking like a good one. Yay!
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: huggy on July 02, 2017, 05:47:26 am
Top of the yacf Velogames league after stage 1, I'd like to declare now and go straight to Paris, please.
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oscar's dad on July 02, 2017, 08:08:39 am
Joint second!
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: fd3 on July 02, 2017, 10:52:56 am
The decision to pick valverde did not pay off.  I also picked iziguire, which would means two abandons in 14 miles, go me! (to make matters worse I think I swapped them in in a move that swapped out Thomas).  Lanterne rouge here I come.
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: citoyen on July 03, 2017, 01:00:30 pm
The decision to pick valverde did not pay off.  I also picked iziguire, which would means two abandons in 14 miles, go me! (to make matters worse I think I swapped them in in a move that swapped out Thomas).  Lanterne rouge here I come.

It's worse - it was 14km, not even 10 miles!
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: fd3 on July 04, 2017, 10:24:44 pm
They could/should have walked that!
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oaky on July 05, 2017, 02:08:12 pm
Progress so far:

(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_small.png) (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress.png)

(click image for bigness or alternatively use this link (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress.html) for a slightly interactive version)

Very consistent progress by Bernster and huggy at the pointy end of the field.
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: huggy on July 05, 2017, 02:11:04 pm
I'm guessing anyone with a less mainstream sprinter will be picking up more points than expected now  :-\
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: citoyen on July 05, 2017, 02:27:36 pm
I'm guessing anyone with a less mainstream sprinter will be picking up more points than expected now  :-\

Very glad I picked Matthews as well as Sagan!
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: huggy on July 05, 2017, 02:30:17 pm
I'm guessing anyone with a less mainstream sprinter will be picking up more points than expected now  :-\

Very glad I picked Matthews as well as Sagan!
My team couldn't afford Sagan and I only went with Cav as my sprinter  :'(
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: citoyen on July 06, 2017, 02:30:03 pm
After a strong start, I'm slipping back down the table already - Sagan's gone, Thomas has lost yellow, Porte was found out on the climb yesterday and Landa is AWOL. The rest of my riders are makeweights, apart from Matthews, so all my hopes are now riding on him.
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oscar's dad on July 06, 2017, 02:35:55 pm
Ha!  I've moved up to third spot!
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oaky on July 06, 2017, 09:12:18 pm
Team Keen start to draw ahead whilst my ACME Beer and Data Science Pro-Cycling are propping up the bottom with The Score of the Beast.

Ha!  I've moved up to third spot!

Not any more!

(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_6_small.png) (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_6.png)

(click image for bigness or alternatively use this link (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_6.html) for a slightly interactive version)
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oscar's dad on July 07, 2017, 05:58:44 am
 ::-)
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oaky on July 07, 2017, 10:48:16 pm
"Come on Tim!" continues to make consistent progress, rising another place (the third round in a row - first place by round 8?).

(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_7_small.png) (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_7.png)

(click image for bigness or alternatively use this link (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_7.html) for a slightly interactive version)

The distributions of points scored per round as of round 7 are here (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_distributions_7.html) in case anyone is interested.
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oscar's dad on July 08, 2017, 08:06:16 am
You're doing well Oaky!  One day very soon I'll buy you a pint and you can tell me in intricate detail how you selected your team. I expect the same level of detail as your interweb search algorithm explanation which we all enjoyed so much  ;D
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: αdαmsκι on July 09, 2017, 04:15:27 pm
I've now lost Sagan, G & Porte from my team. I will give up now.
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: citoyen on July 10, 2017, 10:12:24 am
I've now lost Sagan, G & Porte from my team. I will give up now.

If it's any consolation, you're not the only one.
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: huggy on July 10, 2017, 10:20:20 am
I've now lost Sagan, G & Porte from my team. I will give up now.

If it's any consolation, you're not the only one.
At this rate of retirements I won't have a team riding in to Paris....
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oaky on July 10, 2017, 11:31:31 am
"Come on Tim!" now breathing down the neck of Team Keen. 

ACME Beer and Data Science Pro-Cycling are inexplicably not last.  Normal service will probably be resumed after the rest day.

(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_9_small.png) (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_9.png)

(click image for bigness or alternatively use this link (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_9.html) for a slightly interactive version)

The distributions of points scored per stage (as of stage 9) are here (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_distributions_9.html) in case anyone is interested.
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oaky on July 12, 2017, 12:02:38 pm
"Come on Tim!" overtake "Team Keen".

"Team Keen" and the "Helmet Hair Mob" drop off in their progress slightly whilst "Down the hill" continue to make very consistent gains each round and look like they could overtake "Helmet Hair" and/or "Team Keen" soon.


(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_10_small.png) (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_10.png)

(click image for bigness or alternatively use this link (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_10.html) for a slightly interactive version)

The distributions of points scored per stage (as of stage 10) are here (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_distributions_10.html) in case anyone is interested.
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Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: citoyen on July 12, 2017, 12:12:46 pm
Great work, Oaky, but I'm struggling to maintain an interest now that I have hardly any team members left!
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 12, 2017, 09:58:10 pm
How the fuck am I in the lead?
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oscar's dad on July 13, 2017, 05:49:15 am
How the fuck am I in the lead?

Because quite clearly you are a world renowned authority on bicycle racing  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Relayer on July 13, 2017, 07:27:38 am
I dunno why I have the straightest boring line on the chart, but at least I seem to be gradually breaking away from the grupetto.

Just wish I could have at least one nice wavy curve, hopefully going up just a little bit.
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oaky on July 13, 2017, 02:33:44 pm
"Come on Tim!" drops "Team Keen" and is now the sole breakaway.  "Team Keen" drops back towards the Peloton.

It looks like there's a aplit in the Peloton - with "Be More Mike" dropping from the first group to the second.

The Autobus is chugging along nicely at the back.

I dunno why I have the straightest boring line on the chart, but at least I seem to be gradually breaking away from the grupetto.

Just wish I could have at least one nice wavy curve, hopefully going up just a little bit.

Impressively linear.

"Down the Hill" are also impressively linear, with a slightly steeper slop, and have consequently made it to the beak of the pelicanfront of the peloton.

(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_11_small.png) (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_11.png)

(click image for bigness or alternatively use this link (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_11.html) for a slightly interactive version)

The distributions of points scored per stage (as of stage 11) are here (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_distributions_11.html) in case anyone is interested.
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Gus on July 13, 2017, 09:12:25 pm
I'm down to two riders scoring my points, the rest are out or hopeless
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oaky on July 15, 2017, 10:35:41 pm
Stage 14 Update:

"Come on Tim!" still going very well.  >500 point lead and doing equally well on sprint, mountain and transition stages although "Outrageously High Haematocrit" look like they're gaining slightly, and have moved into second.

Just wish I could have at least one nice wavy curve, hopefully going up just a little bit.

Relayer now has his nice wavy curve,  going up a bit!

(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_14_small.png) (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_14.png)

Interactive (pan, zoom etc.) version (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_14.html)

Distributions (as of stage 14) (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_distributions_14.html)
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Relayer on July 16, 2017, 07:42:37 am

Just wish I could have at least one nice wavy curve, hopefully going up just a little bit.

Relayer now has his nice wavy curve,  going up a bit!


Yay! I'm happy now. I might even get over talking myself out of picking Kittel.
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oscar's dad on July 16, 2017, 08:18:54 am
I think our fate is sealed, the loss of Richie and Cav hasn't done us any favours. If we finish in the middle of the pack I'll be happy.
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oaky on July 16, 2017, 10:14:12 am
My team is liking the hilly stages much more than the flat ones.   

Our secret is helium in the tyres, you know.
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oaky on July 16, 2017, 05:10:51 pm
That's more like it: 1, 2 and 4 on the stage for ACME Beer and Data Science Pro-cycling

Edited to add: Stage 15 Rank: 15 of 54711 :D!  (compared to: Overall Rank: 31002 of 54711 :/ )

You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

Audax Club Mid-Essex Fire Safety Officer
http://acme.bike

Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: TheRedEyeJedi on July 16, 2017, 05:40:34 pm
Mollema finally getting involved for me.... Haematocrit levels are rising!
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oaky on July 16, 2017, 08:48:22 pm
Stage 15 Update:

"Come on Tim!" ahead but suffering a mild slowdown.
"Outrageously High Haematocrit" report to the anti-doping tent please.

Just wish I could have at least one nice wavy curve, hopefully going up just a little bit.

Relayer appears to have resumed linearity.

(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_15_small.png) (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_15.png)

Interactive (pan, zoom etc.) version (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_15.html)

Distributions (as of stage 15) (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_distributions_15.html)
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Relayer on July 17, 2017, 07:35:15 am
Relayer appears to have resumed linearity.

Aye, Nairo Quintana has run out of gas again, and Sky have put the shackles on Mikel Landa.  Maybe they'll get some of their Bathgate Alps form back in time for the French imitations and get some decent results there.   ;)
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Oaky on July 20, 2017, 07:53:52 am
Stage 17 Update:

"Come on Tim!" and "Outrageously High Haematocrit" looking like the likeliest winners, being comfortably ahead of the bunch.

Relayer update:  still linear

Primoz Roglic continues to drive "ACME Beer and Data Science Pro-Cycling" up the ranks towards mid-table mediocrity.

(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_17_small.png) (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_17.png)

Interactive (pan, zoom etc.) version (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_progress_17.html)

Distributions (as of stage 17) (http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/velogames/YACF_velogames_distributions_17.html)
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 24, 2017, 01:30:05 pm
We agreed a cash prize for the winner of the YACF mini-league, didn't we?
Title: Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
Post by: Gus on July 27, 2017, 09:39:07 am
We agreed a cash prize for the winner of the YACF mini-league, didn't we?

Honour and glory, that is the price whether you win or loose.
You have the right to gloat for a complete year  ;) ;)