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Old 09-13-19, 05:26 PM
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roglic has spent some time pavement surfing this vuelta but i think he wants to put a punctuation mark on the proceedings. picking him to win stage twenty and pull a “nyah nyah” on movistar and their stage nineteen tactics

something tells me one of the movistar boys (likely quintana) falls off the podium and lopez or pogacar swoops in to take the lowest podium step. regardless...stage twenty should be a barnburner.
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Old 09-13-19, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by SpinClassSara View Post
It's my own fault for not being more obsessed with cyclists, I guess. I have no idw\ea how everyone has so much knowledge of the sport !!!
Crazy dumb luck on my part! Can't believe Craddock helped me stay on the podium so long. Looking forward to some more greatness from this guy!

I fear I can't hold off Velocrank much longer, lacking Majka. Unless Rodriguez and Stetina make something magic happen. Almost thought I had it today with Craddock and Stetina in the break, or the other day with Rodriguez. Meh it was a good run.

DQS with 61 pro wins this year!! Everyone's talking up the youngsters but how about Gilbert, Valverde and (earlier this season) Nibali? Not too shabby.
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Old 09-13-19, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
Now that I'm 1 point down I'll come out of hiding.

This is getting pretty exciting.
Yeah, you guys are making it very interesting. Congrats to both of you for superb picks. May the best Fred win.
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Old 09-14-19, 05:43 AM
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It's a real nail biter here in the VeloLeague and, from the snippets I see in the steephill headlines before getting back to my hedonism, a heckuva race.

I see my team has clawed its way into the top 10,000 of all of the teams and I have almost cemented my place off the front of the laughing bunch but decisively behind the shredded remains of the peloton. The cream of the crap. I'm a little disappointed I haven't done much full contact fantasy sporting this GT. Poor performance and prospects would never slow me down, I am a victim of poorly timed trips (walking in old England, motorcycling in New England) have gotten in the way. My only consolation is that my pale presence in this thread dampens the mitigating glimmer of joy and accomplishment @ooga-booga salvages from getting counterattacked and put back onto Pitcairn Island while I remain adrift in my life boat.

So there's that.

Or will "it's cycling" strike in stage 20? Tune in and see!

Fortunately, I am senile enough that I will be able to watch some of the replays and still be surprised by the winners. October Vuelta for me. And training for the Giro.
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Old 09-14-19, 02:02 PM
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It's a real nail biter here in the VeloLeague and, from the snippets I see in the steephill headlines before getting back to my hedonism, a heckuva race.

I see my team has clawed its way into the top 10,000 of all of the teams and I have almost cemented my place off the front of the laughing bunch but decisively behind the shredded remains of the peloton. The cream of the crap. I'm a little disappointed I haven't done much full contact fantasy sporting this GT. Poor performance and prospects would never slow me down, I am a victim of poorly timed trips (walking in old England, motorcycling in New England) have gotten in the way. My only consolation is that my pale presence in this thread dampens the mitigating glimmer of joy and accomplishment @ooga-booga salvages from getting counterattacked and put back onto Pitcairn Island while I remain adrift in my life boat.

So there's that.

Or will "it's cycling" strike in stage 20? Tune in and see!

Fortunately, I am senile enough that I will be able to watch some of the replays and still be surprised by the winners. October Vuelta for me. And training for the Giro.
i consider myself properly counterattacked and dropped/shelled. the air was so fresh on that short-lived breakaway. back to the fetid smells of the unkempt peleton for me.
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
wut. there’s been a meintjes sighting!? he finished 7th?!?! nfw?!?! shut the front door! the goose eggs he’s been supplying just got cooked up for breakfast. well, some of them anywhoo.
This was a sweet vacation surprise Damn, should have called him out more often!

It seems that 'Roglič + Valverde + Pogačar + Quintana as a wildcard' would have been the deadly lineup. Well, Bennett as the sprinter of course.
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Old 09-15-19, 02:22 PM
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congrats to canam73 and team the bounty in taking the whole enchilada while nearly going wire to wire. picking all three podium finishers is well-nigh impossible to beat and a hefty kudos to that. team slow (s)pokes somehow managed to stay upright just long enuff for second while str8jakett’s Velocrank team came on like gangbusters to take third. thanks to all that played and hope to see you in la primavera for the giro!
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congrats to canam73 and team the bounty in taking the whole enchilada while nearly going wire to wire. picking all three podium finishers is well-nigh impossible to beat and a hefty kudos to that. team slow (s)pokes somehow managed to stay upright just long enuff for second while str8jakett’s Velocrank team came on like gangbusters to take third. thanks to all that played and hope to see you in la primavera for the giro!
Just curious where the additional points in the end came from? Surprised to see that much difference in first and second after being so close, and the final stage being very close.

Might benefit me to read the rules.

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Hey, that was enjoyable and certainly addictive, thanks for setting up the league!
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Old 09-16-19, 01:26 AM
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Just curious where the additional points in the end came from? Surprised to see that much difference in first and second after being so close, and the final stage being very close.


Might benefit me to read the rules.

a ton of additional points for the final standings in the gc, points and kom categories. por ejemplo, canam73 had the top three gc finishers in roglic (500 points), valverde (400) and
pogacar (350) for a total of 1250, while i had #'s 3 (pogarcar 350), 5 (lopez 260) and 6 (majka 220) for 830 points. that 420 points was the difference. i had higuita and tgh with some extra points (150 total)
(and canam73 had chaves for 60) but not enough. those end of race points are huge so even if your guy doesn't win a stage but finishes and ends up seventh on the gc at the end, it's as good as a stage win.
normally, my 3, 5 and 6 along with a 14 and 20 final gc standing guys for 980 points would trump most players that picked the winner but little else. what do you do when your opponent sweeps
the podium? you bow and say "well done."

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dqs with four stage wins...shoulda been five with the opening ttt. not too shabby for a "classics" team.
dqs with five stage wins...shoulda been six with the opening ttt. not too shabby for a "classics" team.
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Hey, that was enjoyable and certainly addictive, thanks for setting up the league!
you're welcome and thanks for playing! i find it actually helps me enjoy the grand tours more. so many things to focus on.
the different daily competitions like the white jersey or the points jersey along with intrarace items like the second climb of the day
and the first sprint of the stage. the games within the game within the game.
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