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Old 04-29-18, 12:31 PM
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Fantasy Giro d'Italia time...finally!

hay everyone...that long, cold winter is over-at least for many. that means the giro is here! the wildest course of the three gt's.
time to show how much hibernation helped or hurt. pick your nine riders, keep it to 100 points or less. we'll see if riding the early
races/spring classics or laying low and biding time was the correct method. to join the bike forums league:

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Old 04-30-18, 05:06 AM
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If Froome gets banned after the fact, will one lose his fantasy points?
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If Froome gets banned after the fact, will one lose his fantasy points?

That would be a matter for CAFS.
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if you pick a rider and he gets banned during the race, you keep all the points he's accumulated to that point. it's no different than if he abandoned or crashed out.
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Yeah, but a drug suspension and revoking title after the win will play some havoc with user opinions. But hey, as long as we can jeer sneer and leer at each other ..... why not, it's just for fun and no actual prizes or reward...............right?
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Old 04-30-18, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
Yeah, but a drug suspension and revoking title after the win will play some havoc with user opinions. But hey, as long as we can jeer sneer and leer at each other ..... why not, it's just for fun and no actual prizes or reward...............right?
That's what I'm thinking.
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Old 05-02-18, 11:28 AM
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stage 4 looks like a fun one.
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and the opening tt/prologue looks wild. thinking froomie, kiriyenka, dennis or dumou.
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A so we meet again on the field of battle, my worthy nemeses! Nemesii?

Team Quick Picks & A Prayer from Vatican City checking in and ready to mix it up.

Next on my To Do list -- figure out Fubo TV or my other options.
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^well well well, lookee who woke up from a 7 month nap...
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
^well well well, lookee who woke up from a 7 month nap...
Yup! I'm here to kick butt and drink whiskey, and I'm all out of whiskey.

The Friday start is going to catch a few people out. Oy vey.
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I have no idea what happened today but am pretty sure I am doing AWESOME!!!

I have faith.

Really.
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So here are the guys that I left on the cutting room floor as i jiggled around to get the right mix under budget:

Woods, George Bennett, and Lopez for GC points at a reasonable velobuck value
Aru for that or maybe a podium (but pricey)
Viviani or Sam Bennett for a sprinter, but I needed to shave a few V$ off their V$14 and V$12, settled for V$10 and a prayer with Marezcko
Wellens and Brambilla, somewhere in the mix

I wrote these down so I have a ready reference of all the folks that I can NOT lament about not picking if they do really well. Some years it seems like every name I've ever heard of who does well but wasn't on my team winds up cutting me deep at some point in my post mortem. Ha ha ha.

I never really gave much thought to Froome, Pinot, Chavez, Poz. All in with Dumou and Yates, hoping to get some good scoring from the rest of the team. I will consider it a huge personal victory if all nine of my guys score at least 50 points.

Interesting to see that we're still rolling with 9 man teams here in fantasy land.
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yeah...contemplations...
all rounders-dennis for his all round capabilities but still miffy about the goose egg he threw out in the last giro where i did pick him. i'm not bitter. i'm not bitter!

climbers-poz, g bennett, formolo, meintjes, nieve. especially nieve but couldn't quite squeeze him in.

spinters-mareczko, s bennett, gibbons, debusschere,
bionafazio, modolo. opted for viviani given quick step's dominating spring campaign and altho there aren't a petacchiesque amount of spring stages, there's enuff + one or two more where i thought he could be in the top ten placings. given the underwhelming amount of sprinting firepower, opted not to use the wildcard on a sprinter as i occasionally do.

unclassed-this is where the agony was. ll sanchez, lutsenko, de la cruz, roche, pantano, atapuma, o'connor, visconti (always seems to have a sneakily excellent giro), villella, this woulda been a pretty decent climbers team on its own. roche and nieve are the two riders i wanted most but couldn't quite fit. kept polanc thinking he's gonna pull out a top ten gc performance at some point...prob wishful thinking tho.

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[QUOTE=slcbob;20322067]So here are the guys that I left on the cutting room floor as i jiggled around to get the right mix under budget:

Woods, George Bennett, and Lopez for GC points at a reasonable velobuck value
Aru for that or maybe a podium (but pricey)
Viviani or Sam Bennett for a sprinter, but I needed to shave a few V$ off their V$14 and V$12, settled for V$10 and a prayer with Marezcko
Wellens and Brambilla, somewhere in the mix

I wrote these down so I have a ready reference of all the folks that I can NOT lament about not picking if they do really well. Some years it seems like every name I've ever heard of who does well but wasn't on my team winds up cutting me deep at some point in my post mortem. Ha ha ha.

I never really gave much thought to Froome, Pinot, Chavez, Poz. All in with Dumou and Yates, hoping to get some good scoring from the rest of the team. I will consider it a huge personal victory if all nine of my guys score at least 50 points.

Interesting to see that we're still rolling with 9 man teams here in fantasy land.[/QUOTE]

strangely okay with it. it's not like we all haven't had a dq'd, ns, crashed-out, dnf rider here and there.
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I thought that Froome and Dumoulin were each too expensive given my perceived odds of their winning (neither rider nor their teams seemed to be in great form), so I gambled in part on a strategy where Dennis would win the opening TT and accumulate big points while carrying the Maglia Rosa up to perhaps stage 6. Fell a couple of seconds short on that, but he's won an intermediate sprint already today and will likely retain at least second place until they reach Sicily.
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I gambled in part on a strategy where Dennis would win the opening TT and accumulate big points while carrying the Maglia Rosa up to perhaps stage 6. Fell a couple of seconds short on that, but he's won an intermediate sprint already today and will likely retain at least second place until they reach Sicily.
Well, it happened a day late, but didn't cost me any Maglia Rosa points!
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In my first ever fantasy run at any sport, I am being murdered.
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^mountains are right around the corner and with froomie, pinot and lopez, your prospects look to improve quickly.
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Tough stage 3 for me.
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
^mountains are right around the corner and with froomie, pinot and lopez, your prospects look to improve quickly.
I definitely went with mountains in mind. So, I'm hoping Lopez doesn't crash out.
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In my first ever fantasy run at any sport, I am being murdered.
Don't worry, there will be plenty of ups to come in the future.

Plenty more, bigger, and worse downs, too. Velogames is a fickle mistress.
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Originally Posted by JSCjr View Post
I thought that Froome and Dumoulin were each too expensive given my perceived odds of their winning (neither rider nor their teams seemed to be in great form), so I gambled in part on a strategy where Dennis would win the opening TT and accumulate big points while carrying the Maglia Rosa up to perhaps stage 6. Fell a couple of seconds short on that, but he's won an intermediate sprint already today and will likely retain at least second place until they reach Sicily.
I think that was part of ooga-booga's strategy last year. He didn't get to say this....



But you did! Yay!!

Now may it hold together. The race is young.
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