PTP 2020

dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,688
edited 14 February in Pro race

So it's time for a 16th year of PTP

(As far as I can tell the first year it was run was 2005, though before the forum merger so I can't figure out who the winner was).

No proposed changes to the schedule apart from the addition of the Olympic Games.

As ever, am happy to maintain the master spreadsheet, but 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
29 February: Omloop Het Nieuswsblad* -
1 March: Kuurne Brussels Kuurne* -
7 March: Strade Bianche* -
8-15 March: Paris Nice -
11-17 March: Tirreno-Adriatico -
21 March: Milan San Remo* -
27 March: E3 Harelbeke* -
29 March: Ghent Wevelgem* -
5 April: Ronde van Vlaanderen* -
8 April: Scheldeprijs* -
12 April: Paris Roubaix* -
19 April: Amstel Gold* -
22 April: Fleche Wallone* -
26 April: Liege Bastogne Liege* -
28 April: 3 May - Tour de Romandie -
30 April: 3 May Tour de Yorkshire -
9-31 May: Giro d'Italia -
31 May - 7 June: Criterium du Dauphine -
6-14 June: Tour de Suisse -
27 June - 19 July: Tour de France -
25 July: Classica San Sebastian -
25-29 July: Olympic Games (RR+TT, Men & Women) -
31 Aug - 6 Sept: BinkBank Tour -
14 August - 6 Sept: Vuelta a Espana -
20-27 September: World Championships (RR + TT, Men & Women) -
10 October: Il Lombardia -
11 October: Paris Tours -

Past PTP Winners There's a blast from the past...
2019: M.R.M.
2018: rozzer32
2017: rozzer32
2016: ducknumber1
2015: Stanislav
2014: Art Vandelay
2013: archieboy (I think)
2012: Art Vandelay
2011: rozzer32
2010: Kléber
2009: FJS
2008: Richrd2205
2007: andyp
2006: mangama
2005: ?unknown?

And to remind you, 2019 PTP Top 10
M.R.M. 1236
archieboy 1214
rozzer32 1214
dish_dash 1163
indyP 1155
TwoToeBenny 1119
bobmcstuff 1114
ShockedSoShocked 1091
TheBigBean 1069
OCDuPalais 1065

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.

Posts

  • Thanks Dish, been looking out for this :smile: Happy to help out with scoring again
  • Looking forward to new season, this always helps add a little more interest to the race. I'm happy to help out for the first time.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,652
    Happy to help out - can't do the Dauphine though
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 7,812
    Wondered when this would be up!

    Happy to help out again, if you can tolerate the occasional very long waits for results. Spring classics season is looking busy though - 3 weddings and another 2 stags to go to.

    I'll look at my calendar properly at work...
  • red.riderred.rider Posts: 389
    Happy to help again. Thanks for organising!
  • gregster04gregster04 Posts: 1,039
    Hi all.

    Been trying to sort out my account to get into the new forum set-up for a while. Seems to be pretty much sorted though now.

    I’m happy to do some scoring again. The only race I will struggle with for now is Amstel Gold as I’m planning on being on the Netherlands that week.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 7,812
    Currently can't do:
    MSR
    Gent-Wevelgem
    Amstel
    LBL
    TDF first week

    Mostly due to birthday, wedding and stag do attendance. Unless you don't mind the scoring being somewhat late.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,365
    Is there a PTP PTP? I pick rozzer for GC.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 1,621
    Et tu Brute?! :D
    PTP Champion 2019
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,365
    m.r.m. said:

    Et tu Brute?! :D

    dish_dash said:



    Past PTP Winners There's a blast from the past...
    2019: M.R.M.
    2018: rozzer32
    2017: rozzer32
    2016: ducknumber1
    2015: Stanislav
    2014: Art Vandelay
    2013: archieboy (I think)
    2012: Art Vandelay
    2011: rozzer32
    2010: Kléber
    2009: FJS
    2008: Richrd2205
    2007: andyp
    2006: mangama
    2005: ?unknown?

    And to remind you, 2019 PTP Top 10
    M.R.M. 1236
    archieboy 1214
    rozzer32 1214
    dish_dash 1163
    indyP 1155
    TwoToeBenny 1119
    bobmcstuff 1114
    ShockedSoShocked 1091
    TheBigBean 1069
    OCDuPalais 1065

    Three wins and (at least) a podium in the last 9 seasons? He probably needs his own thread in The Clinic.

    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 1,621
    I am aware (remarked on his insane consistency in my thank you post. He is the GOAT). The betrayal still stings! ;)
    PTP Champion 2019
  • Looking forward to it. I'm on nights til the middle of April so I can get up after shift and watch all the races til then :)
    "A cyclist has nothing to lose but his chain"

    PTP Runner Up 2015
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,652
    Every year I vow that this year I'm play sensibly and pick boring sensible riders. And every year I don't get past April without some crazy picks.
    Twitter: @RichN95
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