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2017 predictions
« on: December 24, 2016, 05:52:26 AM »
Any new, breathtaking ideas? I'm planning to send out the group PM soon.

Merry Xmas, everybody!

As a reminder, here are the 2016 predictions together with the most popular picks:

Fantasy UCI WorldTour

winning team - a bunch of people believing in themselves, other than that beautiful variety: :Cannondale: x5, :RadioShack: x4, :QuickStep: x2, others x6 :thumbsup:
team that made the highest jump in total points scored 2016 vs. 2015 (only WorldTour 2015 teams) - :Argos: x9
leading team on May 2-3 - :RadioShack: x6
Best GT team (added points from GdI, TdF, VaE) - :Argos: x7, :Cannondale: & :BMC: x5
Best Cobbled team (added points from all spring cobbled races) - :RadioShack: x8
Best Hilly team (added points from BP, AGR, FW, LBL) - :Argos: x10
winning rider - obviously a lot of smart&safe Valverdevalverdemalkovichmalkovich bids starting :rofl: - Malkovich x8, Sagan x5
leading rider on May 2-3 - Malkovich & Kristoff x4, Sagan and GVA x2
best rider points/€ in scrubs (40-200k salary) - merely Anton x2 (my favourite question!!!)
best rider points/€ in duds (210k+ salary) - Boonen & Gerrans x3
rider with highest total score increase 2016 vs. 2015 (only those under contract in 2015) - Kittel x11, Phinney x2
newly drafted neo-pro with highest total score - Gaviria x11

IRL

Milano-SanRemo - Kristoff x8, Degenkolb x3, Matthews x2
Tour of Flanders - GVA x5, Sagan x4, Kristoff x3, Terpstra x2
Paris-Roubaix - Degenkolb x6, Cancellara & Stybar x3, Sagan & GVA x2
Liege Bastogne Liege - Malkovich x9, Martin x4
Lombardia - Malkovich x4, Martin & Nibali x3, Gallopin x2
Giro - Nibali x14
Tour - Froome x11, Contador & Quintana x3
Vuelta (pick two, higher finisher will score, exclude riders who reached a GT podium before, here's a fun way to remind yourself who these riders are) - Chaves x13, Lopez x5, Barguil x4, Porte x2
OGRR - Malkovich x6, Nibali x5, Kwiato & Sagan x2
WCRR - Kristoff x4, Kwiato, Kittel, Greipel, Degenkolb, and Cav x2
OGTT and WCITT combined (pick three, they'll each score 10-6-4-3-2-1 for each race, our top 3 then score the usual 4-2-1) - Martin x16, Dumoulin x13, Dennis x11, Malori x7
Most TdF stage wins - Kittel x6, Froome x4, Sagan x3
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Re: 2017 predictions
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2016, 03:32:29 PM »
Fantasy
Longest Solo of the year?
Best Team in Asia?

IRL
Lanterne rouge in the Tour de France?

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Re: 2017 predictions
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2016, 04:48:59 AM »
Fantasy
Longest Solo of the year?
Best Team in Asia?

I'm afraid I don't understand either :(
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Re: 2017 predictions
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2016, 03:46:54 PM »
sorry wrong category (should have been IRL); Which rider has the longest solo of the year? e.g. https://youtu.be/6JsLZiGf-wY

best team in asia is about who scores the most points in asia races,like turkey, hainan, qinghai etc. Depends a little bit on which races are on our calendar of course.

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Re: 2017 predictions
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2017, 06:06:17 PM »
Most popular picks:

Fantasy UCI WorldTour

winning team - :QuickStep: x6, :Euskaltel: x3 - another close one hopefully :bacon:
team that made the highest jump in total points scored 2017 vs. 2016 - :Lotto: x6
leading team after LBL - :QuickStep: x11
Best GT team (added points from GdI, TdF, VaE) - :Argos: x10
Best Cobbled team (added points from all spring cobbled races) - :IAM: x6, :QuickStep: x5
Best Hilly team (added points from BP, AGR, FW, LBL) - x4 each :QuickStep: & :Sky:
winning rider - all Sagan
leading rider after LBL - all but one Sagan
best rider points/€ in scrubs (40-200k salary) - Meurisse & Quinziato x2 (my favourite category!!!)
best rider points/€ in duds (210k+ salary) - Groenewegen x6
rider with highest total score increase 2017 vs. 2016 (only those under contract in 2016) - Degenkolb x7
newly drafted neo-pro with highest total score - Gaudu x6

IRL

Milano-SanRemo - Sagan & Kristoff x4 each
Tour of Flanders - Sagan x12
Paris-Roubaix - Sagan & Boonen x3, Terpstra & Vanmarcke x2
Liege Bastogne Liege - Alaphilippe x5
Lombardia - Valverde x3, Rosa x4 :o
Giro - Quintana x6, Nibali x5
Tour - Froome x11
Vuelta - Zakarin x8, S. Yates & Kruijswijk x4, Lopez x3
WCRR - three-peat x5 :winner:
WCITT - Dumoulin x7
Most TdF stage wins - Kittel x7 (having won one in 2016!)
Any GT Mountains Classification winner - Fraile x5



Craziest picks:

Fantasy UCI WorldTour

winning rider - none :doh:
leading rider after LBL - van Avermaet, being the only pick from outside the lovely country of :Slovakia:
best rider points/€ in scrubs (40-200k salary) - if any 40k dude scores 200, Slagter needs 900 to beat them - bold :toast:
best rider points/€ in duds (210k+ salary) - Sagan was 11th last year, Froome - 16th, but I'm sure they'll score the 10000 they need :rool:
rider with highest total score increase 2017 vs. 2016 (only those under contract in 2016) - Giovanni Freakin' Visconti :o
newly drafted neo-pro with highest total score - Ganna with combined 55 CQ points in his entire career thus far :taco:

IRL

Milano-SanRemo - like every year, gotta go Swifty even though he's always on that podium somehow :rofl:
Tour of Flanders - van Avermaet & Degenkolb, again being the rare picks from outside the lovely country of :Slovakia:
Paris-Roubaix - Ian Stannard Superstar :thumbsup:
Liege Bastogne Liege - Michael Matthews the Mountain Menace :P
Lombardia - Simon Gerrans at the humble age of 76
Giro - Paddy Power will give Landa's mum £16 for every £1 she bets :rofl:
Tour - Fleur&Berto a.k.a. All You Need Is Love :thumbsup:
Vuelta - this is where I should make fun of Talansky, when in fact he wins if 2017 Vuelta is identical to 2016 :agent: so good ol' Pozzovivo it is
WCRR - Valverde seems far-fetched at this point, but we're already anticipating the Norwegians to ride against one another ;)
WCITT - loving both Malori picks, would be amazing for him :afro:
Most TdF stage wins - boooring
Any GT Mountains Classification winner - can't see one! Wanted to go Quintana, but he seems explosive enough to end up in accidental contention in either GT



:RadioShack: yours truly

Fantasy UCI WorldTour

winning team - :QuickStep:
team that made the highest jump in total points scored 2017 vs. 2016 - :Lotto:
leading team after LBL - :QuickStep:
Best GT team (added points from GdI, TdF, VaE) - :Argos:
Best Cobbled team (added points from all spring cobbled races) - :IAM:
Best Hilly team (added points from BP, AGR, FW, LBL) - :Sky:
winning rider - Sagan
leading rider after LBL - Sagan
best rider points/€ in scrubs (40-200k salary) - Quinziato
best rider points/€ in duds (210k+ salary) - Groenewegen
rider with highest total score increase 2017 vs. 2016 (only those under contract in 2016) - Degenkolb
newly drafted neo-pro with highest total score - Gaudu

IRL

Milano-SanRemo - Sagan
Tour of Flanders - Sagan
Paris-Roubaix - Sagan
Liege Bastogne Liege - Alaphilippe
Lombardia - Chaves back-to-back!
Giro - Quintana
Tour - Froome
Vuelta - Zakarin & Kruijswijk
WCRR - Sagan
WCITT - Martin
Most TdF stage wins - Froome
Any GT Mountains Classification winner - Fraile



:Lampre: Luis who totally timed out ;)

Fantasy UCI WorldTour

winning team Euskaltel
team that made the highest jump in total points scored 2017 vs. 2016 Saxo
leading team after LBL Quickstep
Best GT team (added points from GdI, TdF, VaE) Argos
Best Cobbled team (added points from all spring cobbled races) Quickstep
Best Hilly team (added points from BP, AGR, FW, LBL) Lampre
winning rider Sagan
leading rider after LBL Sagan
best rider points/€ in scrubs (40-200k salary) Boeckmans
best rider points/€ in duds (210k+ salary) Groenewegen
rider with highest total score increase 2017 vs. 2016 (only those under contract in 2016) Aru
newly drafted neo-pro with highest total score Albanese

IRL

Milano-SanRemo Sagan
Tour of Flanders Sagan
Paris-Roubaix Sagan
Liege Bastogne Liege Alaphilippe
Lombardia Nibali
Giro Nibali
Tour Froome
Vuelta (pick two, higher finisher will score, exclude riders who reached a GT podium before) MA Lopez / Zakarin
WCRR Sagan
WCITT Dennis
Most TdF stage wins Kittel
Any GT Mountains Classification winner Fraile



:Argos: Casper the Friendly Ghost

Fantasy UCI WorldTour

winning team Team Argos - Shimano
team that made the highest jump in total points scored 2017 vs. 2016 IAM
leading team after LBL Quick Step
Best GT team (added points from GdI, TdF, VaE) Argos - Shimano
Best Cobbled team (added points from all spring cobbled races) Quick - Step
Best Hilly team (added points from BP, AGR, FW, LBL) Team - Sky
winning rider Peter Sagan
leading rider after LBL Peter Sagan
best rider points/€ in scrubs (40-200k salary) Bole
best rider points/€ in duds (210k+ salary) Spilak
rider with highest total score increase 2017 vs. 2016 (only those under contract in 2016) Degenkolb
newly drafted neo-pro with highest total score Gaudu

IRL

Milano-SanRemo Kristoff
Tour of Flanders Sagan P.
Paris-Roubaix Terpstra
Liege Bastogne Liege Nibali
Lombardia Ulissi
Giro Quintana N
Tour Quintana N
Vuelta (pick two, higher finisher will score, exclude riders who reached a GT podium before)
Simon Yates, Landa NOT

WCRR Valverde
WCITT Dumoulin T
Most TdF stage wins Kittel
Any GT Mountains Classification winner Pinot



:Sky: TUE-Tom

Fantasy UCI WorldTour

winning team - Florry
team that made the highest jump in total points scored 2017 vs. 2016 - Ace
leading team after LBL - Glomser
Best GT team (added points from GdI, TdF, VaE) -Bluesbrothers
Best Cobbled team (added points from all spring cobbled races) - Glomser
Best Hilly team (added points from BP, AGR, FW, LBL) - TERatcliffe26
winning rider - Sagan
leading rider after LBL - Sagan
best rider points/€ in scrubs (40-200k salary) - Manuel Quinziato
best rider points/€ in duds (210k+ salary) - Groenenwegen
rider with highest total score increase 2017 vs. 2016 (only those under contract in 2016) - Viviani (correct me if ive misunderstood this)
newly drafted neo-pro with highest total score - Ackermann

IRL

Milano-SanRemo - Matthews
Tour of Flanders - Sagan
Paris-Roubaix - Boonen
Liege Bastogne Liege - Rui  Costa
Lombardia - Rosa
Giro - Quintana
Tour - Froome
Vuelta (pick two, higher finisher will score, exclude riders who reached a GT podium before) - Formolo, Tom Dumoulin
WCRR - Sagan
WCITT - T Dumoulin
Most TdF stage wins - Sagan
Any GT Mountains Classification winner - Fraile



:Cannondale: bad-tempered Steve

Fantasy UCI WorldTour

winning team - QuickStep
team that made the highest jump in total points scored 2017 vs. 2016 - Cannondale
leading team after LBL - QuickStep
Best GT team (added points from GdI, TdF, VaE) - Argos
Best Cobbled team (added points from all spring cobbled races) - IAM
Best Hilly team (added points from BP, AGR, FW, LBL) - QuickStep
winning rider - Peter Sagan
leading rider after LBL - Peter Sagan
best rider points/€ in scrubs (40-200k salary) - Maciej Bodnar
best rider points/€ in duds (210k+ salary) - Giacomo Nizzolo
rider with highest total score increase 2017 vs. 2016 (only those under contract in 2016) - Fabio Aru
newly drafted neo-pro with highest total score - Filippo Ganna

IRL

Milano-SanRemo - John Degenkolb
Tour of Flanders - Peter Sagan
Paris-Roubaix - Sep Vanmarcke
Liege Bastogne Liege - Julian Alaphillipe
Lombardia - Romain Bardet
Giro - Fabio Aru
Tour - Nairo Quintana
Vuelta (pick two, higher finisher will score, exclude riders who reached a GT podium before) - Simon Yates & Adam Yates
WCRR - Edvald Boasson Hagen
WCITT - Tony Martin
Most TdF stage wins - Peter Sagan
Any GT Mountains Classification winner - Omar Fraile



:Garmin: Bryan Adams

Fantasy UCI WorldTour

winning team QuickStep
team that made the highest jump in total points scored 2017 vs. 2016  Garmin
leading team after LBL  SAGAN Peter
Best GT team (added points from GdI, TdF, VaE) BMC
Best Cobbled team (added points from all spring cobbled races) QuickStep
Best Hilly team (added points from BP, AGR, FW, LBL) QuickStep
winning rider SAGAN Peter
leading rider after LBL SAGAN Peter
best rider points/€ in scrubs (40-200k salary)  VAN ASBROECK Tom
best rider points/€ in duds (210k+ salary)  SAGAN Peter
rider with highest total score increase 2017 vs. 2016 (only those under contract in 2016)   KÖNIG Leopold
newly drafted neo-pro with highest total score  GAUDU David

IRL

Milano-SanRemo KRISTOFF Alexander
Tour of Flanders  SAGAN Peter
Paris-Roubaix  Degenkolb John
Liege Bastogne Liege  MARTIN Daniel
Lombardia  CHAVES Johan Esteban
Giro  NIBALI Vincenzo
Tour  FROOME Chris
Vuelta (pick two, higher finisher will score, exclude riders who reached a GT podium before) Talansky Andrew ,  Yates Simon
WCRR  ALAPHILIPPE Julian
WCITT  DUMOULIN Tom
Most TdF stage wins SAGAN Peter
Any GT Mountains Classification winner ELISSONDE Kenny   



:QuickStep: Jack the Ripper

Fantasy UCI WorldTour

winning team - Quickstep.  :P
team that made the highest jump in total points scored 2017 vs. 2016 - Lotto.
leading team after LBL - Quickstep.  :P
Best GT team (added points from GdI, TdF, VaE) - BMC.
Best Cobbled team (added points from all spring cobbled races) - IAM.
Best Hilly team (added points from BP, AGR, FW, LBL) - Lampre.
winning rider - Sagan.
leading rider after LBL - Sagan.
best rider points/€ in scrubs (40-200k salary) - Korsaeth.
best rider points/€ in duds (210k+ salary) - Lampaert.
rider with highest total score increase 2017 vs. 2016 (only those under contract in 2016) - Kwiatkowski.
newly drafted neo-pro with highest total score - Enric Mas.

IRL

Milano-SanRemo - Sagan.
Tour of Flanders - Sagan.
Paris-Roubaix - Boonen.
Liege Bastogne Liege - Valverde.
Lombardia - Valverde.
Giro - Nibali.
Tour - Froome.
Vuelta (pick two, higher finisher will score, exclude riders who reached a GT podium before) - Zakarin, Konig.
WCRR - Kristoff.
WCITT - T. Dumoulin.
Most TdF stage wins - Kittel.
Any GT Mountains Classification winner - Pinot.



:AG2R: Rudmer who wants to die very young because of this formatting ;)

IAM
AG2R
QUICKSTEP
ARGOS
AG2R
TEAM SKY
SAGAN
GREG VAN AVERMAET
TOM JELTE SLAGTER
SAGAN
DEGENKOLB
DAVID GAUDU



KRISTOFF
SAGAN
STANNARD
DAN MARTIN
VALVERDE
NIBALI
FROOME
ZAKARIN & KRUIJSWIJK
GREG VAN AVERMAET
TOM DUMOULIN
CAVENDISH
MAJKA



:Euskaltel: The Missus

Fantasy UCI WorldTour

winning team Quick Step
team that made the highest jump in total points scored 2017 vs. 2016 I don't remember 2016's rankings and can't find the document but I'll say BMC
leading team after LBL Vacansoleil
Best GT team (added points from GdI, TdF, VaE) Argos
Best Cobbled team (added points from all spring cobbled races) Vacansoleil
Best Hilly team (added points from BP, AGR, FW, LBL)  Vlaanderen
winning rider Sagan
leading rider after LBL Sagan
best rider points/€ in scrubs (40-200k salary) MEURISSE Xandro
best rider points/€ in duds (210k+ salary) VAN GARDEREN Tejay
rider with highest total score increase 2017 vs. 2016 (only those under contract in 2016) DEGENKOLB John
newly drafted neo-pro with highest total score MAS NICOLAU Enric

IRL

Milano-SanRemo Swift
Tour of Flanders Sagan
Paris-Roubaix Stybar
Liege Bastogne Liege Zakarin
Lombardia Bardet
Giro Kruijswijk
Tour Contador
Vuelta Zakarin, Miguel Angel Lopez
WCRR Van Avermaet
WCITT Adriano Malori
Most TdF stage wins Kittel
Any GT Mountains Classification winner Zakarin



:BMC: Billy Joel

Fantasy UCI WorldTour

winning team   EUSKALTEL
team that made the highest jump in total points scored 2017 vs. 2016 LOTTO
leading team after LBL   QUICKSTEP
Best GT team (added points from GdI, TdF, VaE) ARGOS
Best Cobbled team (added points from all spring cobbled races) QUICKSTEP
Best Hilly team (added points from BP, AGR, FW, LBL)  ARGOS
winning rider SAGAN
leading rider after LBL  SAGAN
best rider points/€ in scrubs (40-200k salary)  MEURISSE
best rider points/€ in duds (210k+ salary) GROENEWEGEN
rider with highest total score increase 2017 vs. 2016 (only those under contract in 2016)  DEGENKOLB
newly drafted neo-pro with highest total score   GAUDU

IRL

Milano-SanRemo   GAVIRIA
Tour of Flanders   SAGAN
Paris-Roubaix   KRISTOFF
Liege Bastogne Liege   MATTHEWS
Lombardia   ROSA
Giro   LANDA
Tour   QUINTANA
Vuelta (pick two, higher finisher will score, exclude riders who reached a GT podium before)   MEINTJES ZAKARIN
WCRR   ALAPHILIPPE
WCITT  DUMOULIN
Most TdF stage wins   KITTEL
Any GT Mountains Classification winner   QUINTANA



:Vacansoleil: Martin Luther King :afro:

Fantasy UCI WorldTour

winning team: Team Sky
team that made the highest jump in total points scored 2017 vs. 2016: Vacansoleil
leading team after LBL Quick Step
Best GT team (added points from GdI, TdF, VaE) Team Argos
Best Cobbled team (added points from all spring cobbled races) IAM Cycling
Best Hilly team (added points from BP, AGR, FW, LBL) Quick Step
winning rider Peter Sagan
leading rider after LBL Peter Sagan
best rider points/€ in scrubs (40-200k salary) Dupont
best rider points/€ in duds (210k+ salary) Chris Froome
rider with highest total score increase 2017 vs. 2016 (only those under contract in 2016) John Degenkolb
newly drafted neo-pro with highest total score David Gaudu

IRL

Milano-SanRemo John Degenkolb
Tour of Flanders Greg van Avermaet
Paris-Roubaix Edvald Boasson Hagen
Liege Bastogne Liege Roman Kreuziger
Lombardia Simon Gerrans
Giro Nairo Quintana
Tour Chris Froome
Vuelta (pick two, higher finisher will score, exclude riders who reached a GT podium before) Dumoulin, Izagirre
WCRR Peter Sagan
WCITT Rohan Dennis
Most TdF stage wins Marcel Kittel
Any GT Mountains Classification winner Pierre Rolland



:MTN: Kris Kross

Fantasy UCI WorldTour

winning team - Argos
team that made the highest jump in total points scored 2017 vs. 2016 - BMC
leading team after LBL - IAM
Best GT team (added points from GdI, TdF, VaE) - Argos
Best Cobbled team (added points from all spring cobbled races) - IAM
Best Hilly team (added points from BP, AGR, FW, LBL) - MTN
winning rider - Sagan
leading rider after LBL - Sagan
best rider points/€ in scrubs (40-200k salary) Politt
best rider points/€ in duds (210k+ salary) - Gerrans
rider with highest total score increase 2017 vs. 2016 (only those under contract in 2016) - Visconti
newly drafted neo-pro with highest total score - Consonni

IRL

Milano-SanRemo - KRISTOFF Alexander
Tour of Flanders - SAGAN Peter
Paris-Roubaix - VANMARCKE Sep
Liege Bastogne Liege - VALVERDE Alejandro
Lombardia - NIBALI Vincenzo
Giro - NIBALI Vincenzo
Tour - FROOME Christopher
Vuelta (pick two, higher finisher will score, exclude riders who reached a GT podium before) ZAKARIN Ilnur,POZZOVIVO Domenico
WCRR - SAGAN Peter
WCITT - MALORI Adriano
Most TdF stage wins - CAVENDISH Mark
Any GT Mountains Classification winner - MAJKA Rafal



:Vlaanderen: Davy Crockett

winning team
LAMPRE
team that made the highest jump in total points scored 2017 vs. 2016
ACE's LOTTO
leading team after LBL
QUICK-STEP
Best GT team (added points from GdI, TdF, VaE)
BMC
Best Cobbled team (added points from all spring cobbled races)
IAM
Best Hilly team (added points from BP, AGR, FW, LBL)
AG2R
winning rider
SAGAN Peter
leading rider after LBL
SAGAN Peter
best rider points/€ in scrubs (40-200k salary)
VALLEE Boris
best rider points/€ in duds (210k+ salary)
GROENEWEGEN Dylan
rider with highest total score increase 2017 vs. 2016 (only those under contract in 2016)
VIVIANI Elia
newly drafted neo-pro with highest total score
HALVORSEN Kristoffer

IRL

Milano-SanRemo
GAVIRIA Fernando
Tour of Flanders
VAN AVERMAET Greg
Paris-Roubaix
BOONEN Tom
Liege Bastogne Liege
ALAPHILIPPE Julian
Lombardia
ROSA Diego
Giro
CHAVES Johan Esteban
Tour
FROOME Chris
Vuelta (pick two, higher finisher will score, exclude riders who reached a GT podium before)
LOPEZ Miguel Angel
KRUIJSWIJK Steven
WCRR
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
WCITT
DUMOULIN Tom
Most TdF stage wins
FROOME Chris
Any GT Mountains Classification winner
FRAILE Omar



:Belkin: Daniel in the lions' den

Fantasy UCI WorldTour

winning team        Astana
team that made the highest jump in total points scored 2017 vs. 2016       Argos
leading team after LBL           Astana
Best GT team (added points from GdI, TdF, VaE)        Astana
Best Cobbled team (added points from all spring cobbled races)    Vacansoleil
Best Hilly team (added points from BP, AGR, FW, LBL)     Astana
winning rider    Peter Sagan
leading rider after LBL     Peter Sagan
best rider points/€ in scrubs (40-200k salary)    CLAEYS Dimitri
best rider points/€ in duds (210k+ salary)    CUMMINGS Steve
rider with highest total score increase 2017 vs. 2016 (only those under contract in 2016)   DEGENKolb John
newly drafted neo-pro with highest total score   VAN AERT Wout

IRL

Milano-SanRemo    Perter Sagan
Tour of Flanders     John Degenkolb
Paris-Roubaix          Peter Sagan
Liege Bastogne Liege      Ilnur Zakarin
Lombardia               Diego Rosa
Giro               Nairo Quintana
Tour             Chris Froome
Vuelta (pick two, higher finisher will score, exclude riders who reached a GT podium before)  Simon Yates, Bauke Mollema
WCRR     Bauke Mollema
WCITT    Tony Martin
Most TdF stage wins      Marcel Kittel
Any GT Mountains Classification winner        Romain Bardet



:Lotto: we all secretly know his real name isn't Ace :P

Fantasy UCI WorldTour

winning team Quickstep
team that made the highest jump in total points scored 2017 vs. 2016 Lotto
leading team after LBL Quickstep
Best GT team (added points from GdI, TdF, VaE) BMC
Best Cobbled team (added points from all spring cobbled races) Quickstep
Best Hilly team (added points from BP, AGR, FW, LBL) Quickstep
winning rider Sagan
leading rider after LBL Sagan
best rider points/€ in scrubs (40-200k salary) Maes
best rider points/€ in duds (210k+ salary) Groenewegen
rider with highest total score increase 2017 vs. 2016 (only those under contract in 2016) Doull
newly drafted neo-pro with highest total score Gaudu

IRL

Milano-SanRemo Sagan
Tour of Flanders Sagan
Paris-Roubaix Terpstra
Liege Bastogne Liege Alaphillpe
Lombardia Valverde
Giro Quintana
Tour Froome
Vuelta (pick two, higher finisher will score, exclude riders who reached a GT podium before) Kruijswijk, Zakarin
WCRR Matthews
WCITT T. Martin
Most TdF stage wins Cavendish
Any GT Mountains Classification winner S. Yates
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Re: 2017 predictions
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 03:44:59 PM »
PREDICTION RESULTS :judge:

winning team:   Lampre   IAM   AG2R
team highest jump:   AG2R   Garmin   Lampre
leading team after LBL:   Lampre   IAM   MTN
Best GT Team:   BMC   Sky   IAM
Best Cobbled:   IAM   MTN   Vacansoleil
Best Hilly:   Lampre   Argos   MTN
Winning Rider:   Froome   Van Avermaet   Sagan
Leading rider after LBL:   Valverde   Van Avermaet   Gilbert
Best rider points/€ 40-200:   Sander Armee   Canola   Chavanel
Best rider points/€ 210+:   Teuns   Pozzovivo   Trentin
highest total score increase:   Trentin   Kwiatko   Roglic
best neo pro:   Consonni   Enric Mas   Cavagna
         
MSR:   Kwiatko   Sagan   Alaphilippe
RVV:   Gilbert   Van Avermaet   Terpstra
PR:   Van Avermaet   Stybar   Langeveld
LBL:   Valverde   Martin   Kwiatko
GL:   Nibali   Alaphilippe   Moscon
Giro:   Dumoulin   Quintana   Nibali
Tour:   Froome   Uran   Bardet
Vuelta:   Zakarin   Kelderman   Poels
WCRR:   Sagan   Kristoff   Matthews
WCITT:   Dumoulin   Roglic   Froome
TDF wins:   Kittel   Matthews   Barguil
GT Mountain:   Landa   Barguil   Villela

So...

1st Quickstep 34 points  :winner:
2nd MTN 26 points;
3rd Lampre 22 points;
4th AG2R 20 points;
5thVlaanderen and Vacansoleil 18 points;
6th Radioshack 17 points;
7th Garmin and Lotto 15 points;
8th Sky 13 points;
9th Belkin and Euskaltel 12 points;
10th BMC 10 points;
11th Argos 9 points;
12th Cannondale 5 points.

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Re: 2017 predictions
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 05:21:59 PM »
Convincing victory! Thanks so much for doing the math :toast:
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