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Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:35 pm
by cherrycam
Richard.L wrote:I cant seem to change my bonus stage. Are we allowed to or is it a bug?

Im joined as Focus TT


Have you tried just re-entering your team, via the reset button?

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:48 pm
by cherrycam
I have entered as cherrypicked - still working on my team though.
Cameron

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:55 pm
by cherrycam
jasimon wrote:The initial squad is locked in at 23:59 AEST Friday July 1.
That is also when you get your initial allocation of transfers to use.
You have until 18:01 AEST Saturday July 2 to make any transfers you want to be effective for the first stage that is run that night.

And you are right that you will want to make a bunch of transfers in that window. But, given the profile of the first stage, it is not obvious that Mark Cavendish is one of those... although after the TTT is another matter.


I would add: The initial squad is locked in at 23:59 AEST Friday July 1, or whenever you submit your team after this point.

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:13 pm
by nyeholt
In as "Lostit". What do we get for coming last?

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:16 pm
by Zynster
My team is called Gabriel Hounds.

Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:47 pm
by im_no_pro
Note to self... When you have spent ages selecting your team, roster and bonus stage, there is a big red button called save changes. Push it. :oops:

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:25 pm
by reeves
im_no_pro wrote:Note to self... When you have spent ages selecting your team, roster and bonus stage, there is a big red button called save changes. Push it. :oops:


I did the exact same thing myself :oops: :oops:

Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:56 am
by im_no_pro
reeves wrote:
im_no_pro wrote:Note to self... When you have spent ages selecting your team, roster and bonus stage, there is a big red button called save changes. Push it. :oops:


I did the exact same thing myself :oops: :oops:


Sweet! I'm not the only one! :happydance: :lol:

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:14 am
by jasimon
A question for anyone who wants to offer their opinions and potentially improve the chances of their competitors:

Who will earn more points (including GC final standing points): Christian Vandevelde or (the average of) Andre Greipel/Gerald Ciolek/JJ Rojas?

Looking at Nick's team I see which way he is leaning... anyone else?

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:13 pm
by cherrycam
jasimon wrote:A question for anyone who wants to offer their opinions and potentially improve the chances of their competitors:

Who will earn more points (including GC final standing points): Christian Vandevelde or (the average of) Andre Greipel/Gerald Ciolek/JJ Rojas?

Looking at Nick's team I see which way he is leaning... anyone else?


Here is my thoughts - interested to know what other people think. Must admit hadn't been considering VDV in start team.

Vandevelde could pay off nicely with a good tour, both with placings in stages and at the end; but he hasn't finished 3 of the last 5 grand tours he has started (in fact not got past stage three for each of them).

Greipel seems to have the reputation of being one of the best three or four straight out sprinters, but he is unproven in tdf, and this is not a great set of sprints for the gorilla, and it hasn't been his best year. He is third leader at OLO and might not get preference for assistance.

Ciolek has been consistent in the sprinter points for Milram, a team where he was the clear team sprint lead. Quickstep team objective is stage wins with just about everyone in their team on different stage types. In terms of sprinters they also have Boonen (hasn't had much luck at tdf lately, but also only seems to try if he thinks he can win) and Steegmans - I think Ciolek is second in line behind Boonen. Again, haven't seen good form. Having said that he might just keep popping up like he usually does.

Rojas has also been a consistent points gatherer over the last couple of years. The recent traumas at Movistar are well documented although JJ beat Contador at Spanish nationals road last weekend. Movistar have also stated team objective of stage wins - they have another sprinter - Ventoso, who I believe is a bit quicker on the flat than JJ, so it is unclear how that will play out. I would like to think that JJ will be going for green...

Who will earn more points is not determined yet (funnily enough) and I think any of these four could get the most - just have to try to assess the chance of it happening for each of them.

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:18 pm
by jasimon
Vandevelde has the advantage of being cheap - just like the sprinters mentioned - but uniquely for a GC contender. That really helps with budget constraints. But I think he would earn more GC points than stage points.

Now that you mention it - they all seem to have challengers for sprint team leader. But do any of them have a solid train and leadout designation like HTC for Cav? If not it could still work out if the teams are covering their bases rather than putting all their eggs in one basket. For points I'd be happy if the teams were going for double threat rather than a train. Mark Renshaw never earned a lot of points even though he likely could have if he was going for it.

I think I preferred ignorance - too many questions lead to too much double guessing.

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:34 am
by Robski
I'm in, The Escargot..

Went a mixed bag with the selection and had money left over 8)

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:10 am
by Aushiker
Hi

Final riders list now available at http://www.letour.com/2011/TDF/RIDERS/us/partants.html

Andrew

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:50 pm
by AndyyK
In as Team Arriere

Thanks Andrew.

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:13 pm
by l45er
In as Team HC.

Spent every cent of the salary cap.

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:55 am
by heay
Got 5 in the top 20. Good start. :D

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:41 am
by Aushiker
heay wrote:Got 5 in the top 20. Good start. :D


Well done! :)

Andrew

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:09 pm
by martinjs
Didn't get any big hits in the first round but all the riders I have picked scored points, :) unfortunately my team didn't. :cry:
No matter early days yet.

Martin

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:19 pm
by chill
OMGosh Say What SBS...streaming the wrong channel.

Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:24 pm
by hosko
This happened last night too!

Seems you have to get a recipe before they show the tour!

TT start for saxo in 10 mins (AT) 22:30 AEST

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:30 pm
by Mallacai
i am in also as Team Source.

Need soem sort of distraction after the crap week i have had.

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:09 pm
by norbs
Have they updated the points yet?

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:17 pm
by Zynster
No points for TTT. :?

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:57 pm
by norbs
Zynster wrote:No points for TTT. :?



I wasn't even getting points for the 1st stage.

Will look again.

Re: Fantasy Tour De France

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:13 pm
by jasimon
norbs wrote:
Zynster wrote:No points for TTT. :?



I wasn't even getting points for the 1st stage.

Will look again.

Two options: 1) You submitted your team after the deadline for stage one (6pm July 2 AEST) or 2) Your team was/is incomplete (including bonus stage and bonus team) and hasn't officially been submitted as a result.

I note a few teams that haven't scored any points for the first round because they haven't been completed.