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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject: Velogames TdF 2018 - To Froome or not to Froome ... Reply with quote

Just noticed that it has opened up again for the TdF, so who's in?

I can't remember off the top of my head what to do, but i doubt it's complex. I'll have a look later today and will set up a TT league and post the code or whatever in here. If anyone gets there before me, please feel free to do so.

Now, which 4 pointer is gonna be the weird dark horse to sit my firmly mid table again?! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in - Chrac Addicts are go!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suppose i'd best join my own league!! haha

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done my usual daftness and gone for final standings rather than points.

Haven't looked at the course yet. When are the big bumps? I expect Froome to stay around position 4-6 in the GC until required to put down the hammer. That way he can avoid the compulsory after-race media mess and get back to the bus quicker. So might be someone else making more Velogames points along the way than him.

Unless he simply just falls off his bike again of course...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't looked into it properly yet. Just put some names down within the budget and then i'll probably go in and change it baout 10 times before Saturday after i've read a bunch of comflicting reports going into the race.

I don't really know what i'm doing, but it makes me feel like i do!! Mad Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a link?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JeffB wrote:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I predict:

We will have various stage winners among the sprinters in the early stages, nothing suits one specific person.

Sagan will not start to shine until all the intermediate sprints kick in, stage 3 onwards, where it is too lumpy for the pure sprinters.

Quintana will dominate in the Alps taking the yellow jersey for 5-6 days. Then at stage 15 and 16 it will be Froome time. GC top 10 will be the usual suspects.

They will roll in to Paris and if Cav is still around he will be hungry to get another Champs Elysee scalp.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in.

Tough to know whether to pack a single horse on the GC or spread it around a bit.

Have left Cav out at present, which hopefully means he wins a few stages.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never done this. Back in the 90s I would have been all over it, but my depth of knowledge on the peloton is a bit thin these days. If I have a stab, I'll let you know.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VC Aye Last entered and ready to pick up the Lanterne Rouge
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PhilleusPhogg wrote:
I'm in.

Tough to know whether to pack a single horse on the GC or spread it around a bit.

Have left Cav out at present, which hopefully means he wins a few stages.


If i recall correctly, the person who won the whole thing last year basically picked the whole sky squad (almost). If they win, it's a great way to maximise the points (especially with the odd stage win and good amount of time in yellow), but obvioulsy it's boom or bust if your GC rider goes down.

Personally i think that's a bit boring, and like to spread it about a bit. They should have a maximum of 2/3 from each team rule.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's me in. Strength in depth, and hopefully opportunities to win every type of stage. This is a hard pipe-hittin' crew, not afraid to let loose with a pair of pliers and a blow-torch.

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