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UCI WorldTour / Re: General discussion
« on: Today at 07:16:33 AM »
The pool contains more than billion people. The rule is simple and transparent. The research is half the fun.

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Country Roads / Re: Pools brainstorming
« on: Yesterday at 11:48:34 AM »
has Hirt done enough to be an allrounder?

More like GC only methinks...

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Country Roads / Re: Pools brainstorming
« on: Yesterday at 11:02:37 AM »
I dont see laporte as a sprinter personally

Classics then? I've never seen the guy. He's 189cm.

has Battaglin not gone of the rails enough to be a rebound? Maybe Vandenburgh for that cat too?

EB has just had one of his better seasons, so I prefer him as a minor puncheur.
VDB is exactly what we want in Rebound though - the unknown between stardom and total anonimity!

Is there anywhere you see a place for a rider such as Simon or Hivert?

Definitely poor man's puncheurs, thanks!

Update: with a sudden inlux of 2nd tier puncheurs (Simon, Hivert, Gatto, Vanendert, Vichot, Battaglin, Gavazzi, slighty fake de Buyst) I'm happy to redistribute people where they belonged originally (Teuns, Ulissi, Meurisse, Gallopin). I like Boom and Terpstra in Classics much better (you can only succeed if they kick ass in the cobbled classics after all). Demare, Theuns, and Laporte join them, while Rowe (Rebound) makes space. Who's the least classicky in the classics column currently?

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Country Roads / Re: Pools brainstorming
« on: Yesterday at 10:34:32 AM »
Carapaz Grimpeur already after one steady season? Id say he should be in Global to be honest

You need to understand that whenever you see a Global name in any other pool, it's an error and not my decision. Please keep reporting them.

PS
I still dream of a pure sprinter category. Let's see if it's possible to get a pool big enough even after I move all those Demare's and Theuns' to classics...

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Country Roads / 2018 CR draft
« on: Yesterday at 10:04:49 AM »
Please post both the category and the full cyclist name pasted from CQranking.com.

Please remember the rules changed dramatically. You're not supposed to pick whoever wins the most races, but whoever will finish high in the relative scoring (1-14) in their category.

Pools: tbd

I'd propose to discuss the pools for at least 48 hours, then start the draft this coming weekend, and go in the opposite order of last season's results:

:Sky:
:Garmin:
:Lampre:
:MTN:
:Belkin:
:Vacansoleil:
:Vlaanderen:
:Euskaltel:
:RadioShack:
:Cannondale:
:Lotto:
:BMC:
:Movistar:
:IAM:

:IAM:
:Movistar:
:BMC:
:Lotto:
:Cannondale:
:RadioShack:
:Euskaltel:
:Vlaanderen:
:Vacansoleil:
:Belkin:
:MTN:
:Lampre:
:Garmin:
:Sky:

:Sky:
:Garmin:
:Lampre:
:MTN:
:Belkin:
:Vacansoleil:
:Vlaanderen:
:Euskaltel:
:RadioShack:
:Cannondale:
:Lotto:
:BMC:
:Movistar:
:IAM:

:IAM:
:Movistar:
:BMC:
:Lotto:
:Cannondale:
:RadioShack:
:Euskaltel:
:Vlaanderen:
:Vacansoleil:
:Belkin:
:MTN:
:Lampre:
:Garmin:
:Sky:

:Sky:
:Garmin:
:Lampre:
:MTN:
:Belkin:
:Vacansoleil:
:Vlaanderen:
:Euskaltel:
:RadioShack:
:Cannondale:
:Lotto:
:BMC:
:Movistar:
:IAM:

:IAM:
:Movistar:
:BMC:
:Lotto:
:Cannondale:
:RadioShack:
:Euskaltel:
:Vlaanderen:
:Vacansoleil:
:Belkin:
:MTN:
:Lampre:
:Garmin:
:Sky:

:Sky:
:Garmin:
:Lampre:
:MTN:
:Belkin:
:Vacansoleil:
:Vlaanderen:
:Euskaltel:
:RadioShack:
:Cannondale:
:Lotto:
:BMC:
:Movistar:
:IAM:

:IAM:
:Movistar:
:BMC:
:Lotto:
:Cannondale:
:RadioShack:
:Euskaltel:
:Vlaanderen:
:Vacansoleil:
:Belkin:
:MTN:
:Lampre:
:Garmin:
:Sky:

:Sky:
:Garmin:
:Lampre:
:MTN:
:Belkin:
:Vacansoleil:
:Vlaanderen:
:Euskaltel:
:RadioShack:
:Cannondale:
:Lotto:
:BMC:
:Movistar:
:IAM:

:IAM:
:Movistar:
:BMC:
:Lotto:
:Cannondale:
:RadioShack:
:Euskaltel:
:Vlaanderen:
:Vacansoleil:
:Belkin:
:MTN:
:Lampre:
:Garmin:
:Sky:


:Sky:
:Garmin:
:Lampre:
:MTN:
:Belkin:
:Vacansoleil:
:Vlaanderen:
:Euskaltel:
:RadioShack:
:Cannondale:
:Lotto:
:BMC:
:Movistar:
:IAM:

:IAM:
:Movistar:
:BMC:
:Lotto:
:Cannondale:
:RadioShack:
:Euskaltel:
:Vlaanderen:
:Vacansoleil:
:Belkin:
:MTN:
:Lampre:
:Garmin:
:Sky:

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Country Roads / Re: Country Roads Rebuild?
« on: Yesterday at 07:31:06 AM »
We'll start this weekend. Rules now updated to accomodate the 2018 format:
  • Earlier start
  • Single draft
  • 12-hours clock
  • 14 participants
  • No trades

http://www.profsl.com/smf/index.php?topic=244042

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UCI WorldTour / Re: 2018 check-in for every cycling league
« on: Yesterday at 07:27:01 AM »
Super duper final tally, and a bit about the timing, which changed as Country Roads now switched to a single draft:

UCI World Tour 20 - November 5
Country Roads 14 - late November
Rainbow Cup 13 - early December
Fine Young Cannibals 13 - Xmas
Wall Street 6 - mid-January
Quick Fix 7-9 with brand new rules - early March

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Country Roads / Re: Pools brainstorming
« on: Yesterday at 06:35:13 AM »
You guys are being too helpful, please stop replying all at once!

Anywhooo... since I've moved quite a lot of good riders to Geezers (1983-) and all seriously injured ones to Rebound (Bakelants, König, Intxausti, Navardauskas, Craddock, Enger), it's now quite a challenge to still maintain large pools. I'm currently trying to have all of them go 23-24 deep, which is a huge headache in puncheurs and TT. But since we're only 14 participants, I'd prefer smaller pools than controversial assignment.

One pool you could help with a lot is always Rebound. Before I go any further, let me explain what the reasoning behind it is. I'd like it to contain guys whose performance is a huge question mark. And so I've now removed Vichot, Vanendert, Taaramae, and de Gendt - while they're not as good anymore as they used (or promised) to be, we kinda know what to expect from them. (Following that train of thought, Sicard should leave too. Maybe Breschel as well?) Instead, there should be uncertainty surrounding every pick in the Rebound category. Who are the 23 biggest Bananitos of pro cycling currently? Since uncertainty is the key word, among the injured ones maybe it makes sense to include some people on new teams (de Bie) as well as once promising sprinters who seem to have lost it but maaaybe could still prove us wrong (Bole, Cimolai, Guardini, Guarnieri, vAsbroeck, Palini), and all riders still without a contract (Ponzi, Paterski, Puccio, Gerts)?

In other categories, going 23-deep means moving a lot of riders I'd consider a better fit elsewhere to puncheurs: Ulissi, Teuns (grimpeurs), Meurisse, Wellens (all-rounders), Gatto, Swift, Lobato, Matthews, Sbaragli (sprinters/classics). Which ones are the worst fit? Btw all this movement also causes moving a couple of classics guys with TT skills to all-rounders (Terpstra, Boom).

Speaking of the devil: the TT pool is stronger than ever before as it now finally involves all those top guys you instinctively consider excellent time-triallists above anything else: Tony Martin, Küng, Castroviejo. So basically all top time-triallists minus Roglic, Froome, Dennis (GC only), Dumoulin, Terpstra, Boom (all-rounders, and I wouldn't oppose to adding the latter two if deemed necessary).

I'm still feeling quite confident about not excluding anybody from the Global pool. In fact, I'm throwing in Lutsenko and his Kazakh friends.

Finally, can someone please go through the names to see which riders I listed twice, or forgot to move to Geezers, or remove completely because of their sucking? It's rows 1-31 here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1x0SOLrswTiG7pjiEkLXtdzj5MpknRSvDgXhUx60pjnc/edit#gid=159228718

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NBA Front Office: Transactions / Salah Mejri & Bryn Forbes
« on: November 20, 2017, 08:43:54 AM »
Pelicans offered 1y MPE to both, while waiving Burke and James Young.

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Life Behind Bars / Re: LBB brainstorming
« on: November 20, 2017, 06:38:56 AM »
Ace, I've been thinking some more about it. Apart from dropping those claims, my other advice would be to think really hard about what peloton size you're aiming for. Let me explain:

1. In draft games, it is irrelevant. We simply pick the X preferred cyclists.

2. In salary cap games, it is crucial.

3. As arrogant as this might sound, the main game works because it has been carefully designed: you pay Froome $1000 hoping for his production of 2000, and you pay your 30th guy $30 hoping for his production of 60. Thus the ratio doesn't change.

4. What if we used not 500 cyclists, but only 100? It would all get very distorted. If you can have a cyclist producing 500 for the lowest salary, how much is one producing 2000 worth now? It's a complex mathematical problem most of managers would get overwhelmed by. (Whether they'd all notice it or not is a different conversation.)

5. If you add salary-based extensions, everything could potentially collapse, since the above-mentioned distortion propagates, and its effects grow exponentially.

6. Your small calendar idea helps, but doesn't completely eliminate the issue.

7. Thus, I would argue you need a peloton of at least 300-400 to stay out of trouble.

8. Meaning: first verify the number of participants, and only then decide on the roster size.

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