Author Topic: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017  (Read 4644 times)

Gus

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Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« 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

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

Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2017, 08:18:10 am »
Looks like fun ... any prizes for coming last?

Gus

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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2017, 10:48:40 am »
Honour and glory, that is the price whether you win or loose.

citoyen

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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 12:15:24 pm »
I'm in.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 12:48:14 pm »
In.  I'm Professor Paniagua

Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #5 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.

citoyen

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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2017, 01:31:06 pm »
It's an importent decision isn't it?

Oaky

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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2017, 04:27:29 pm »
I'm in.  "ACME Beer and Data Science Pro Cycling"

Picked by the simple process of

  • sampling ~500,000 random teams of the right shape (approximately a whopping one millionth of a percent of all valid teams,  if I calculate correctly)
  • throwing away any teams that cost too much
  • fuzzy matching the names against the UCI individual ranking list and summing up the  UCI ranking scores for each valid team
  • selecting the team with the highest overall total score


So it will probably tank badly!
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2017, 05:26:13 pm »
In. I expect mid-table mediocrity, as always  :P
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2017, 09:59:51 pm »
My team's "Be More Mike".
What on earth am I doing here on this beautiful day?! This is the only life I've got!!

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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2017, 11:27:03 am »
Entered. Team OD on everyfing.

Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #12 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!!!

citoyen

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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2017, 09:36:15 pm »
The decision to pick Thomas for my team is already looking like a good one. Yay!

huggy

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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #14 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.
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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2017, 08:08:39 am »
Joint second!

fd3

Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #16 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.
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citoyen

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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #17 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!

fd3

Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2017, 10:24:44 pm »
They could/should have walked that!
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Oaky

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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2017, 02:08:12 pm »
Progress so far:



(click image for bigness or alternatively use this link for a slightly interactive version)

Very consistent progress by Bernster and huggy at the pointy end of the field.
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

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huggy

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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #20 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  :-\
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citoyen

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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #21 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!

huggy

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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #22 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  :'(
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citoyen

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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #23 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.

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Re: Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2017
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2017, 02:35:55 pm »
Ha!  I've moved up to third spot!