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PTP 2019

dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
edited October 2019 in Pro race
And we're back... it's time to start PTP again!

Given that we missed it entirely last year I propose dropping the LondonSurrey Classic. And I do still wonder about both the Tour de Yorkshire and Tour of Britain being included...

Does anyone care about the World Cup for the Spring Classics? Let me know - I'm happy to save a bit of my time and ditch it if no one is particularly bothered.

Speaking of time... would really appreciate all the help I can get to score PTP through the year. Please volunteer and let me know what you can or can't do, particularly the GTs. It's very simple and I'll can send you a googlesheet template closer to the day.

PTP Races

March
2 - Omloop Het Nieuswsblad* - dish_dash
3 - Kuurne Brussels Kuurne* - dish_dash

March
9 - Strade Bianche* - RichN95
10-17 - Paris Nice - ducknumber1
13-19 - Tirreno-Adriatico - gregster04
23 - Milan San Remo* - Red.Rider
29 - E3 Harelbeke* - gregster04
31 - Ghent Wevelgem* - RichN95

April
7 – Ronde van Vlaanderen* - dish_dash
10 – Scheldeprijs* - dish_dash
14 - Paris Roubaix* - gregster04
21 - Amstel Gold* - RidgeRider
24 - Fleche Wallone* - bobmcstuff
28 - Liege Bastogne Liege* - RichN95
30-5 May - Tour de Romandie - bobmcstuff

May
2-5 Tour de Yorkshire - gregster04
11-2 June - Giro d'Italia - RidgeRider

June
9-16 - Criterium du Dauphine - ducknumber1
15-23 - Tour de Suisse - bobmcstuff

July
6-28 - Tour de France - RichN95

August
3 Classica San Sebastian - RidgeRider
12-18 - BinkBank Tour - bobmcstuff
24-15 Sept - Vuelta a Espana - Red.Rider

September
21-29 World Championships (RR + TT, Men & Women) - ducknumber1

October
12 Il Lombardia - dish_dash
13 - Paris Tours - dish_dash

How to Play

Playing along with PTP is extremely simple - you don't have to sign up or join anything other than the Bikeradar forums. If you're already a member here, that means you're already eligible to play.

A few days before each of the chosen races, a PTP thread will be started in the Pro Race forum. That thread will contain a selection of useful links - start lists, race maps, past winners and so on. All you have to do is consider who you think is likely to win and post their name in that thread. It's that simple. If the race in question is a stage-race, you also get to predict the daily stage winners.

Post your pick in the relevant PTP thread before the cut off. If you change your mind then please post as a new post rather than editing your old post.

As you play, your scores will be added up and the overall season rankings will be updated in this thread.

We may also be running a PTP World Cup for the highest scores in 11 spring classics (marked by a * in the race list). Subject to demand.

Scoring

TdF = Tour de France / G/V = Giro/Vuelta / Reg = Regular season

GC and one-day winners:

TdF | G/V | Reg
1 | 100 | 85 | 50 |
2 | 75 | 65 | 40 |
3 | 60 | 50 | 35 |
4 | 55 | 45 | 30 |
5 | 50 | 40 | 25 |
6 | 45 | 35 | 20 |
7 | 40 | 30 | 15 |
8 | 35 | 26 | 10 |
9 | 30 | 22 | 5 |
10 | 25 | 19 | 2 |
11 | 20 | 16 | |
12 | 15 | 13 | |
13 | 12 | 11 | |
14 | 10 | 9 | |
15 | 8 | 7 | |
16 | 6 | 5 | |
17 | 5 | 4 | |
18 | 4 | 3 | |
19 | 3 | 2 | |
20 | 2 | 1 | |

Stage winners:

TdF | G/V | Reg
1 | 12 | 10 | 6 |
2 | 10 | 8 | 5 |
3 | 8 | 6 | 4 |
4 | 7 | 5 | 3 |
5 | 6 | 4 | 2 |
6 | 5 | 3 | 1 |
7 | 4 | 2 | |
8 | 3 | 1 | |
9 | 2 | | |
10 | 1 | | |

Doping
Points are finalised once the race organisations publishes their results. No adjustments will be made if it later emerges that a rider has failed a drugs test or if a rider has wins retrospectively removed from his palmares.

Prediction Cut-off
Always the contentious one! The cut off is 12pm (noon) on the day of the race. This is strict so predictions at 12.01 won't be counted (exceptions made for split-stages, evening prologues etc). No GC selections will be accepted once a stage-race has begun.
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  • Happy to volunteer for any
  • gregster04gregster04 Posts: 1,049
    I’ll be away for San Sebastián and the BinckBank Tour so can’t score them. Happy to do any of the others.

    Personally, I agree with getting rid of the Surrey/London Classic but am obviously hugely biased towards keeping the Tour de Yorkshire.
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,761
    Happy to score again.
    Half man, Half bike...and now more familiar with the work of Prostate Cancer UK
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,081
    Happy to help. Can't really do anything before the end of March because of one thing and another, plus I will be away last week August/first week Sept so can't do Vuelta (not promptly or properly anyway).
  • Happy to help again. I'm away through April and May though, so I'm no use then. I'd be willing to score the Vuelta this time round.

    Maybe drop RideLondon and also ToB as it clashes with the Vuelta?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,904
    Happy to help with the scoring, although I won't be unemployed in July this year so probably can't replicate my Tour efforts. I'm definitely unavailable for Tour de Suisse.

    As for the British races, it's always a bit of a pain having two stage races going on simultaneously - I'd be inclined to keep Yorkshire and dump Romandie - but I expect I'll in the minority
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    Thanks all for volunteering! I've thrown together an initial schedule. Let me know if whether that works or not...
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,904
    dish_dash wrote:
    Thanks all for volunteering! I've thrown together an initial schedule. Let me know if whether that works or not...
    Fine for me.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,081
    Looks OK for me at the moment
  • gregster04gregster04 Posts: 1,049
    I’m happy with my 2019 programme. So no need to move my races unless a swap is required by any other scorers.
  • dish_dash wrote:
    Thanks all for volunteering! I've thrown together an initial schedule. Let me know if whether that works or not...

    Fine for me
  • No issues for me (and reminders set up.....)
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,761
    Perfecto...my first GT!
    Half man, Half bike...and now more familiar with the work of Prostate Cancer UK
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    Great! Thanks all! That was painless... here's to a good season!
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    Results here after the first two rounds - OHN and KBK
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    Results after Rounds 3, 4, & 5. Strade Bianche, Paris-Nice, Tirreno-Adriatico

    Top10
    M.R.M. 251
    Beatmaker 243
    TwoToeBenny 220
    ShockedSoShocked 218
    dish_dash 216
    archieboy 208
    rozzer32 200
    Dialatron 196
    inseine 194
    Joe Totale 193
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,904
    dish_dash wrote:
    Results after Rounds 3, 4, & 5. Strade Bianche, Paris-Nice, Tirreno-Adriatico

    Top10
    M.R.M. 251
    Beatmaker 243
    TwoToeBenny 220
    ShockedSoShocked 218
    dish_dash 216
    archieboy 208
    rozzer32 200
    Dialatron 196
    inseine 194
    Joe Totale 193
    I now know how ANC Halfords felt at the 1987 Tour. Over 200 points down before we've got to one of the big nine races.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • As there's no E3 thread please can I pick Oliver Nasen here?
    My Men 2020 - Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Fernando Gaviria, Alejandro Valverde, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Zdenek Stybar, Vincenzo Nibali, Geraint Thomas.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 1,646
    Won't be able to post before 12, so Greg van Avermaet for me please. Thank you!
    PTP Champion 2019
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    Sorry for the delay in updating. Here's the latest after the last few races.

    Results

    Top 10
    M.R.M. 346
    inseine 314
    TwoToeBenny 307
    Beatmaker 305
    rozzer32 287
    dish_dash 276
    archieboy 258
    OCDuPalais 254
    ShockedSoShocked 248
    Dialatron 246
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,904
    I'm like Chris Froome at the first rest day at the 2018 Giro. The so-called experts are saying I should go home and prepare for 2020 but I'm going to shock them with my career defining picks in the Grand Tours
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,297
    I’m away this weekend so for Amstel please can I have MvdP. I think he’s riding, if not then Valverde please.
    ***** Pro Tour Pundit Champion 2018, 2017 & 2011 *****
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,081
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

    Check the attached. Only Alaphilippe pickers scored, everyone else goes home with nothing :)
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    An update following a few more rounds.

    Results

    A few changes in the top 10 make up, but M.R.M. retains the lead.

    Top 10
    M.R.M. 446
    TwoToeBenny 407
    dish_dash 406
    rozzer32 387
    OCDuPalais 364
    archieboy 358
    Beatmaker 355
    ShockedSoShocked 348
    Dialatron 346
    inseine 344

    And, with the end of the Spring Classics Season, for anyone interested in the World Cup ResultsM.R.M. is the winner this year! Congratulations!

    M.R.M. 315
    rozzer32 287
    TwoToeBenny 277
    dish_dash 275
    Red.Rider 275
    OCDuPalais 270
    archieboy 270
    ShockedSoShocked 250
    cycling_mike 232
    bobmcstuff 230
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,081
    A top ten in the classics is a decent breakthrough result, I'll look to build on that next year.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 1,646
    Thanks for scoring! rozzer32 is damn impressive with his consistency year in year out! dish_dash would probably win if it were not for Sep! :P
    PTP Champion 2019
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    Sorry for the slow updates. As I also catch up on Game of Thrones (late) what better moment than to update the PTP sheet. So here we are...

    Results

    ArchieBoy takes the lead, with some changes in the Top10.

    archieboy 668
    M.R.M. 629
    rozzer32 612
    TwoToeBenny 611
    dish_dash 596
    TheBigBean 576
    OCDuPalais 575
    ShockedSoShocked 557
    indyP 555
    Dialatron 543
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 1,646
    My Romandie GC pick is missing. Bobmcstuff hasn't gotten round to it. No biggie. Could maybe be fixed next update. Thanks for the work and sorry for the extra nuisance.
    PTP Champion 2019
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,081
    m.r.m. wrote:
    My Romandie GC pick is missing. Bobmcstuff hasn't gotten round to it. No biggie. Could maybe be fixed next update. Thanks for the work and sorry for the extra nuisance.

    I've also not scored Suisse yet, left the country again the day it finished and haven't had time.

    I'm just on the way back from SA, so maybe I'll do it this afternoon depending on how sleepy I am.

    Just updated the Romandie sheet from Charles de Gaulle, I'm that bored :lol:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

    You're bumped to second for Romandie. Congratulations :D
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    Updated Results

    M.R.M. up to the front... no wonder you were so keen to have it updated!

    M.R.M. 679
    archieboy 668
    rozzer32 612
    TwoToeBenny 611
    dish_dash 596
    TheBigBean 576
    OCDuPalais 575
    ShockedSoShocked 557
    indyP 555
    Dialatron 543
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