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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby jasimon » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:15 pm

bpmhigh wrote:I realise that this oversimplifies it, not to mention the crucial importance of the correct team pick (and trade) and the double points stage but am I warm?

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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby reeves » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:38 pm

Hi everyone , some of you guys may still have people not riding in the tour and you only have a few hours to swap them out. Better get on and check your team before 23.59 est. good luck everyone
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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby cherrycam » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:37 pm

CherryPicked is now in the queue
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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby cyclingnovice » Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:09 pm

bpmhigh wrote:- By 9am Sunday 4 July, swap out 6 riders with 5 sprinters and the yellow jersey holder


I think it's actually 6pm Sunday - the site says that it's 9am server time.

Pretty pumped for the Tour, but I'm going to struggle with the fantasy.
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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby jasimon » Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:24 pm

cyclingnovice wrote:
bpmhigh wrote:- By 9am Sunday 4 July, swap out 6 riders with 5 sprinters and the yellow jersey holder


I think it's actually 6pm Sunday - the site says that it's 9am server time.

Pretty pumped for the Tour, but I'm going to struggle with the fantasy.

Nope - all the times are AEST despite them occasionally referring to "Server Time" in other places.
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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby Aushiker » Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:04 am

Hi

All teams now accepted. Latest bunch should be showing within 24 hours.

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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby Ruski73 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:29 am

Anyone lock in Fabian to their starting 9?
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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby Aushiker » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:20 am

Ruski73 wrote:Anyone lock in Fabian to their starting 9?


Hi

I didn't. Heard of mountains? :)

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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby martinjs » Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:02 pm

Yes I did, but is the Prologue counted?

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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby Aushiker » Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:00 pm

martinjs wrote:Yes I did, but is the Prologue counted?

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Prologue is not counted. The initial team (prior to 11:59 AM AEST July 3) should really be your GC contenders or as many as you can afford :).


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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby martinjs » Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:26 pm

Hopefully he'll maintain the lead for a stage or two so I can get a couple of points. :D

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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby Aushiker » Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:32 pm

martinjs wrote:Hopefully he'll maintain the lead for a stage or two so I can get a couple of points. :D

Martin


Hi

Yeah. I have now transferred him and thinking about it, it might have been smart to have him in from the start as you did to free up a transfer. I will swap him out once they get to the mountains.

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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby jasimon » Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:42 pm

Fabian would be a gamble for the initial team. You put him in if you are confident he will win the prologue and, thereby, you save yourself a transfer.

I suspect that cherrycam picked him and the gamble paid off. The net effect seems to be that he has Rojas in his squad now whereas I don't. Conversely I have Jani Brajkovic in my initial squad. The gamble pays off if Rojas earns more points in the next six stages (including bonus stage multiplier if any) than Jani does in the final standing. We will only know at the end of the competition which side of the ledger I end up on. Of course, that is with hindsight. If Fabian had come anything but first in the prologue then the gamble doesn't pay off.
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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby martinjs » Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:37 pm

I've no idea of the riders abilities out side of the big names so I just picked out a group of riders who I liked or have heard do well from time to time. :lol:

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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby len1266 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:04 pm

Just joined,name of team Wind Racers.Thanks Andrew
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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby cherrycam » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:13 pm

jasimon wrote:Fabian would be a gamble for the initial team. You put him in if you are confident he will win the prologue and, thereby, you save yourself a transfer.

I suspect that cherrycam picked him and the gamble paid off. The net effect seems to be that he has Rojas in his squad now whereas I don't. Conversely I have Jani Brajkovic in my initial squad. The gamble pays off if Rojas earns more points in the next six stages (including bonus stage multiplier if any) than Jani does in the final standing. We will only know at the end of the competition which side of the ledger I end up on. Of course, that is with hindsight. If Fabian had come anything but first in the prologue then the gamble doesn't pay off.


Yes, a gamble and it payed off. Though it was reasonably likely, after reading your comment i wasn't so sure I did the right thing. Alternatively I could have put in another low cost sprinter I suppose. Also wondering if I should have put Mcewen in instead of one of the others...time will tell.
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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby jasimon » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:18 am

Bah!

Should have stuck with stage 19 as my bonus stage - much more predictable even if you can't get the perfect team together given the limits of transfers and whatnot.
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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby Ruski73 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:35 am

jasimon wrote:Fabian would be a gamble for the initial team. You put him in if you are confident he will win the prologue and, thereby, you save yourself a transfer.

I suspect that cherrycam picked him and the gamble paid off. The net effect seems to be that he has Rojas in his squad now whereas I don't. Conversely I have Jani Brajkovic in my initial squad. The gamble pays off if Rojas earns more points in the next six stages (including bonus stage multiplier if any) than Jani does in the final standing. We will only know at the end of the competition which side of the ledger I end up on. Of course, that is with hindsight. If Fabian had come anything but first in the prologue then the gamble doesn't pay off.


I went with Tony Martin for the better GC prospects. Then had to bring in Fab for the Yellow Jersey points. Petacchi was the casualty of the burnt trade. Ouch.
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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby Ruski73 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:37 am

jasimon wrote:Bah!

Should have stuck with stage 19 as my bonus stage - much more predictable even if you can't get the perfect team together given the limits of transfers and whatnot.


Yes. I have St19 as the bonus and planning a big haul but can see it all turning to bollocks well before that.
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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby Aushiker » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:25 am

Hi

Congratulations to Team Wilton for taking the yellow so early :)

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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby bella26 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:50 am

Well not a good start for team HTFU - the crashes leading up to the sprint finish really put pay to my strategy of loading my team with the likely sprint contenders. I can see my team ending up right down the bottom by the end of all this!
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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby HAKS » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:54 pm

I had Fab in my original team a)because he was fairly cheap once i had a few GC contenders b) chances he would take yellow were pretty damn high and c) saved me at transfer come Sun morning :). Now just to teach Mr Cavendish how to take corners without wiping out himself + another of my sprinters :evil:
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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby Nix » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:54 pm

I had Fab in the team hoping he'd hold onto the yellow for a few days (1 day down!).. BUT I didn't get to a computer yesterday so haven't put my sprinters in (luckily I had Renshaw already)... that on top of not selecting a team, I'm in big trouble... will just try and watch the riders now in preperation for next year's comp :)
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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby Aushiker » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:10 pm

Hi

Just a heads-up ...

Cervelo Test Team has suspended rider Xavier Florencio from competing in the Tour de France for using a substance containing banned stimulant Ephedrine.


Source: Cycling Central

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Re: SBS RaboDirect Tour de France Fantasy

Postby Aushiker » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:29 am

Hi

Stage 2 over and Team Wilton has the yellow for another day. Can Skippy's Kangaroos bridge the gap tonight? :)

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