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Title: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: citoyen on June 23, 2011, 10:50:54 am
Entries open at Velogames now:
Velogames Fantasy Cycling 2011 (http://www.velogames.com/tdf11index.php)

I've set up a mini-league:
League Name: yacf
League Code: 23100632
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: gonzo on June 24, 2011, 06:46:07 pm
I'm signed up as Zebra.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: bobb on June 24, 2011, 08:50:26 pm
In
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Oaky on June 24, 2011, 08:50:52 pm
ho yuss
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: pcolbeck on June 25, 2011, 05:19:14 pm
I'm in.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Thor on June 25, 2011, 05:40:08 pm
I'm in.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Dinamo on June 27, 2011, 08:00:54 pm
I'm In.............FC Shimano
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: bobb on June 27, 2011, 08:13:02 pm
I can't be arsed to read the scoring system, so can I assume that it doesn't matter what a rider is designated as, he still gets points for whatever he does? So for example if I have Cav as my sprinter but he rips up the mountains and wins KOM, he still gets those points? Or do mountain points only go to who I've picked as climbers?
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: perpetual dan on June 27, 2011, 09:52:17 pm
I'm in too.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Feline on June 27, 2011, 11:47:59 pm
I've entered  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Gus on June 28, 2011, 06:20:02 am

I'm in as Nagasawa
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: GruB on June 28, 2011, 06:39:06 am
GruB1
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Aidan on June 28, 2011, 06:46:44 am
Im in :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: citoyen on June 28, 2011, 12:04:03 pm
I can't be arsed to read the scoring system, so can I assume that it doesn't matter what a rider is designated as, he still gets points for whatever he does?

Yes.

d.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: SpaceBadger on June 30, 2011, 09:21:04 pm
I'm in too. Team Black, White and Furry is coming to the roads near you...

(Can't believe that there's another SpaceBadger out there. Come forward the new, improved SpaceBadger01, indicating my position over imposters!!)  :demon:
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: SpaceBadger on July 06, 2011, 07:45:33 am
So far, so good... A respectable 6th position after yesterday.  :)
 
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Tim on July 06, 2011, 09:15:28 am
You see - I'm serving a purpose: helping you to feel good about yourself!
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: pcolbeck on July 06, 2011, 09:22:59 am
Jens Voigt and Nicolas Roche are letting me down badly at the moment :(
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: citoyen on July 06, 2011, 10:05:09 am
All I can say is it's just as well I picked Cadel for my team, otherwise I'd be languishing at the bottom of the table rather than somewhere in the middle. He accounts for somewhat more than half my points so far.

Still, it's a marathon not a sprint...

d.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: gonzo on July 06, 2011, 01:37:51 pm
I'm still pretty happy with my team, not sure I'd change anyone if I could. We'll see how worth while Cunego was when we hit something more mountainous. Here's hoping for a top 10 for the little prince.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Feline on July 06, 2011, 04:03:43 pm
I'm happy with mine at the moment too  :D
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Oaky on July 08, 2011, 02:01:12 pm
If I could change one rider, it would be Chavanel (hopefully he'll recover/find his luck and start pulling points out of the bag).

I also have Jens Voigt, but one has to, really :)  (and he's contributed more points so far for me than either Cunego or Gesink, but I'm hoping their days will come when the terrain changes).
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: citoyen on July 08, 2011, 02:17:53 pm
If I could change one rider, it would be Chavanel

Same here. I was expecting big things from him but the French nationals seems to have been a blip in a run of bad form and/or bad luck.

I've also been disappointed in Voeckler - he's been combative but to little effect so far.

Serves me right for backing Frenchmen to do well in the Tour...

The one I really wish I'd picked (who I did consider as an alternative to those two) is Geraint Thomas.

Hopefully, I'll start picking up a few points from Garate, Monfort and Cunego from tomorrow, when the scenery starts to get really interesting.

d.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Karla on July 08, 2011, 02:25:08 pm
I've also been disappointed in Voeckler - he's been combative but to little effect so far.

The one I really wish I'd picked (who I did consider as an alternative to those two) is Geraint Thomas.

Hopefully, I'll start picking up a few points from Garate, Monfort and Cunego from tomorrow, when the scenery starts to get really interesting.

So we both picked Voeckler, Garate and Cunego, and both wish we'd picked Thomas?  I'm starting to like you  ;)

I'm glad I picked EBH though.  He's paid me back by bouncing me off the bottom end of the table.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Tim on July 08, 2011, 02:31:20 pm
I'm most annoyed about Petacchi - I had hoped he was going to make an effort to pick up points after taking the green jersey last year.

Geraint Thomas is serving me well again this year.

Also waiting on Cunego to go uphill fast.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: citoyen on July 08, 2011, 02:40:49 pm
So we both picked Voeckler, Garate and Cunego, and both wish we'd picked Thomas?  I'm starting to like you  ;)

Just had a look at your team... we both picked Wiggo and Cav as well.  :-*

d.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: pcolbeck on July 08, 2011, 02:44:48 pm
I should have been more careful with my choice of cheaper riders.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: gonzo on July 08, 2011, 04:46:00 pm
Damn, that's my podium hopes runied!

edit, last year, it was Frank Schleck that went down. What is it with my expensive purchases going out?
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Tim on July 08, 2011, 05:08:31 pm
Bugger
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: pcolbeck on July 08, 2011, 05:32:39 pm
Me too. Damn. Was trying to avoid seeing todays results as I watch the ITV highlights but the flaming Guardian put the story on its front page.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Feline on July 08, 2011, 09:01:39 pm
Buggeration, not a great result for me today either :(
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: GruB on July 09, 2011, 07:56:35 am
One of my GC riders gone too  ::-)
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: citoyen on July 10, 2011, 01:21:32 pm
Oh, for flip's sake! Garate's retired as well now. Get back on your flipping bike, you big Spanish wuss! Grrr!  >:(

d.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Gus on July 10, 2011, 01:32:55 pm


I'm slowly but steady dropping down the ranks  :-\
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Karla on July 10, 2011, 08:44:32 pm
So we both picked Voeckler, Garate and Cunego, and both wish we'd picked Thomas?  I'm starting to like you  ;)

Just had a look at your team... we both picked Wiggo and Cav as well.  :-*

d.


That's annoying about Wiggo and Garate, there go my hopes.  

Still, good news for me with EBH, Cav and Voeckler's stage wins [Err, I mean EBH and Cav's wins and Voeckler's yellow].  I do like a plucky Frenchman  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Aidan on July 10, 2011, 08:55:06 pm
I've got Sanchez  8)
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Oaky on July 10, 2011, 11:54:29 pm
Who are people's best and worst riders so far?  as of today (the points last updated after stage 8 I think) mine are:-

Best: Philippe Gilbert - 711
Worst: Sylvain Chavanel - 0
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: GruB on July 11, 2011, 06:26:50 am
Thor HUSHOVD   GRM    737

Hubert DUPONT    ALM    0
Juan Manuel GARATE   RAB    0
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: pcolbeck on July 11, 2011, 09:36:13 am
Cav - 439

Three of mine still on zero:

Cyril DESSEL
Kristjan KOREN
Cyril LEMOINE

Next year I will build a more balanced squad :)
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: citoyen on July 11, 2011, 09:54:29 am
Garate and Chavanel are both on zero points for me. Chavanel is having appalling luck this season.

Top rider for me by a mile is Cadel on 773 points.

Next year, I won't pick Cancellara. Not sure why I picked him this time, tbh.

d.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Nuncio on July 11, 2011, 11:28:02 am

Three of mine still on zero:

Cyril DESSEL
Kristjan KOREN
Cyril LEMOINE

Next year I will build a more balanced squad :)

Next year you should at least aim to select riders who are taking part.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: pcolbeck on July 11, 2011, 12:40:27 pm
Really should have paid more attention with the domestiques shouldn't I. I just clicked some random cheap ones  :)
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: citoyen on July 11, 2011, 01:11:18 pm
Does anyone still have a full complement of nine riders in their team?

d.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: perpetual dan on July 11, 2011, 01:41:59 pm
I think mine are all still riding, not that its got me a great spot in the ranking.
Cav is my clear winner so far; Gadret, Porte and Arroyo aren't covering themselves in glory yet. Sanchez in 2nd overall isn't what you'd call high scoring either.
I'd make a claim about my team being a long game with an eye to the mountains, but I fear that they'd all turn into fat asthmatics overnight if I did that.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: gonzo on July 11, 2011, 05:40:37 pm
Cav: 439
Kreuziger : 6

I'm hoping that Mr Kreuziger will do something in the mountains. I originally got him to win KOM, but he seems to have been beaten by gravity this year.

edit. Only 2 riders under 100 and only 4 under 200. A pretty good spread I think!
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Gus on July 11, 2011, 06:37:41 pm

edit. Only 2 riders under 100 and only 4 under 200. A pretty good spread I think!

 ::-) ::-)
3 riders between 2-300, 1 rider in the hundreds the rest are pure crap, including Chavanel on 0 point  :-X
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Dinamo on July 11, 2011, 08:31:21 pm
FC Shimano are 20th out of 23  :(

Never mind I'm waiting for Contador to start performing !
Also still have Martin, Millar, Boassen-Hagen and Tommy Voeckler  ;D

Should be up to 19th soon !!!
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: citoyen on July 14, 2011, 01:12:06 pm
Just heard Cunego being interviewed on Eurosport. He's in combative mood, from the sound of it. About flipping time - been quiet so far, I could do with him starting to pick up a few points.

d.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Tim on July 14, 2011, 01:36:23 pm
This isn't going too well.

My highest scoring rider is Frank Schleck.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Feline on July 14, 2011, 11:09:08 pm
My riders keep crashing out of the tour. Epic fail!
I almost feel I jinxed them by picking them  :-X
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: pcolbeck on July 15, 2011, 10:00:59 am
Well despite some non starters and Braders crashing out I am starting to bubble up the table, The Schlecks were a good pick, now if they can keep it up ...
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Gus on July 15, 2011, 10:47:45 am
Well I'm last and don't see how I shall be able to climb in ranks, my riders are performing poorly
except for  A Schleck.
So the last spot will be mine. :-\

I've just lost Klöden too  :'(
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: citoyen on July 21, 2011, 01:49:00 pm
Hurrah! Maxim Monfort finally does something of note in this Tour! That should bag a few points, I think.

Nope, either I misheard or the commentator got it wrong, but it was the other Maxim - Iglinsky - who topped the climb first. Bollocks.

d.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: gonzo on July 21, 2011, 01:54:00 pm
At the last count, I realised that I've got 6 of the 22 riders on over 300 points! My bad picks were:
- Wiggo, who selfishly crashed out.
- Renshaw, who's had the bad form to sit up after leading out Cav (here's hoping he gets a second place on the last stage like last year)
- Krusiger - he was meant to be tearing them apart in the mountains. I've only heard the commentary team mention him once and that was about him falling off the back!

I'm just happy that I'm not doing as badly as last year!
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Karla on July 21, 2011, 01:54:38 pm
I have been saved by Thomas Voeckler and EBH.  Well done to both of them, they were definitely worth their bribes this time  ;)
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Tim on July 25, 2011, 01:53:44 pm
So there we have it, Mr Bunbury and his team of eight take it:
Quote
1  Team Bunbury Mr Bunbury 5971
2  VC Oyster David Kenning 5909
3  Velo Belgique aidan 5752
4  Zebra Rob 5396
5  Gitanes Git4n 5272
6  Give me a  Mark Oakden 4979
7  Ain`t no hooves on that Tim 4970
8  GruB1 GruB1 4799
9  VeloAirborne Alan McIntyre 4797
10  Purple weasel Jasmine 4724
11  A Cat Named Bugno Tom Glandfield 4693
12  Huff and Puffums Pat Colbeck 4665
13  Infinite Wheelers Recursived 4519
14  Black, White and Furry SpaceBadger01 4229
15  dan bank perpetual dan 4083
16  FC Shimano dinamo 4033
17  It`s Grim up North SteveGT 3964
18  VC bobb bobb 3776
19  Team Thunder Thor 3646
20  Nagasawa Nagasawa 3414
21  Nomnomnonn Kirst 3412
22  madcats feline 3322
23  darkpoint flyers Russ 3218
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: citoyen on July 25, 2011, 01:59:39 pm
Crikey. Having been hovering around 8th position throughout the Tour, I was reading down the list to see where I'd finished and was getting increasingly depressed as I got lower and lower without seeing my name... and then I noticed I'd actually finished second. I guess Cav and Cadel's performances on the last two stages are responsible for my late surge.  :thumbsup:

d.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Tim on July 25, 2011, 02:03:11 pm
I think I managed an improvement of thirteen or so places over the second half of the race, though there are some riders who won't be getting a renewal of their fantasy contract with me.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Karla on July 25, 2011, 02:08:18 pm
Wow!  My team was always going to climb [groan] the board once we hit the mountains but I didn't expect to climb that high!  When Wiggo crashed out, Garate left on nul points and I was hanging around the bottom of the table, I would have happily traded my stock of EPO for a lesser finish than that.  Cav, Wiggo and Andy Schleck were my main contenders with EBH and Tommy V serving as my surprise weapons.  TV was certainly a surprise but he was one that was deployed to devastating effect, while I've always had this good feeling about EBH.

It is, however, a bit strange to win with neither of my GC hopes climbing the top of the podium.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: citoyen on July 25, 2011, 02:16:20 pm
Kevin de Weert was a good pick for you, Mr B. Luck or judgment?

d.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Karla on July 25, 2011, 02:24:32 pm
A bit of both.  "Hmm, I've got 2 credits left to spend.  I know, I'll have him, he's okay and I've not heard of most of the others."
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: gonzo on July 25, 2011, 04:58:12 pm
Quite pleased with my team (especially considering my goal was to not come last!):
   Bradley WIGGINS [14]    SKY    126
   Tony MARTIN [10]    THR    500
   Fränk SCHLECK [16]    LEO    1420
   Damiano CUNEGO [12]    LAM    711
   Mark CAVENDISH [20]    THR    1245
   Geraint THOMAS [4]    SKY    380
   Edvald BOASSON HAGEN [8]    SKY    924
   Mark RENSHAW [4]    THR    64
   Roman KREUZIGER [12]    AST    26

Only let down by 3 riders* (and only 4 under 500 points).

Well done everyone, and I'll take you all on again next year!

*everyone else was probably happy to see Cav win yesterday, I was more interested in shouting at Renshaw to keep pedalling and get a sensible placing!
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: perpetual dan on July 25, 2011, 08:28:04 pm
...I've not heard of most of the others."

Turns out several in my team I've heard of because they're ill-fated breakaway specialists or some other bloke's lead out man. My excuse is "I'm not very good with names" and I'm sticking with it.
Title: Re: Fantasy TdF 2011
Post by: Gus on July 26, 2011, 12:02:04 am
 :D

I thought I was absolutely last, but not so  :thumbsup: