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Lockdown PTP - Digital Suisse - 22-26 April

dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
So if you've been missing playing PTP we have a five day digital Tour of Switzerland to look forward to starting tomorrow.

This won't count towards the official PTP, but towards a Lockdown PTP and I'll include any other races that do the same (sorry I missed Flanders).

Basic principle and scoring remains the same. Pick a stage winner each day. Picks in by 4pm UK time each day.

I don't think there is a GC as it appears that each participating team can enter 3 riders each day, but they don't have to be the same riders. The startlist will be posted before each race apparently.

More details at the Digital Suisse website and also on Velon

The Stages:
The Digital Swiss 5: stages
date route km type el. gain winner leader
1 wo 22-4 Moudon – Leukerbad 26.6 mountain 1,192
2 th 23-4 Frauenfeld – Frauenfeld 46,0 flat 150
3 fr 24-4 Fiesch – Nufenen Pass 33.1 mountain 1,512
4 sa 25-4 Oberlangewegg – Langnau 36.8 hills 444
5 su 26-4 Blenio – Disentis 36.0 mountain 950

A stellar list of participants includes Nibali, Yates, Bardet, Roglic, Alaphilippe... a guidance startlist here

Have fun!

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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,358
    Looks like it's being shown by the BBC on the BBC Sport website and i-player.
    https://bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/52358318
  • twotoebennytwotoebenny Posts: 1,081
    S1: Dennis

    🤷🏼‍♂️
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
    well after stage 1 looks like 50 points to twotoebenny and 15 for me....
  • twotoebennytwotoebenny Posts: 1,081
    Can we stop there 🤣
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,497
    Someone needs to tell Rohan Dennis to try and make a race of it. Maybe go for a drive mid stage or something.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
    Sam Bennett
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,947
    Fil Ganna
  • twotoebennytwotoebenny Posts: 1,081
    edited April 2020
    edit found them:

    Yeah Ganna for me too

    Honorable mention to Matthews and Pederson
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
    Damn, I thought about Bling...

    Scores after Round 2 are:
    twotoebenny - 90
    ocdupalais - 40
    dish_dash - 15

    :/ Clearly I know nothing about indoor cycling!
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,947
    Relax, dish_dash, you’re going to make the podium at this rate.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,220
    Watched a bit of it... The graphics look kinda weird with the real videos with novelty avatars superimposed.

    Couldn't be bothered with the PTP, since it's not featured on any betting websites and the team lineup seems a bit random it seemed like too much effort to actually try and figure out who even to pick.
  • twotoebennytwotoebenny Posts: 1,081
    Apparently unibet were taking bets, saw a few won on Dennis at 5/1...
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
    Today's line up

    Stage 3: Roglic
  • twotoebennytwotoebenny Posts: 1,081
    OK to keep,it interesting I'll go for someone else - Jungels
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
    That's no points for either of us today... Looks like Roglic had issues and didn't finish while Jungels was well down.
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,947
    Great to see Nico Roche, Zakarin and Warbasse rounding out the podium on a mountain stage... in their dreams, virtually!

    Didn’t realise that Velon “owns 11 World Tour Teams”, according to the Digital Swiss Tony website... maybe that’s some of famous Swiss humour.
  • twotoebennytwotoebenny Posts: 1,081
    Jungles had a mechanical before the race started
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,497
    Pierre Latour was DQ'd for 'Calibration Doping' - (my term) - he'd just set up his kit wrong. He was winning by over a kilometre at the time.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
    Stage 4: Bling Matthews
  • twotoebennytwotoebenny Posts: 1,081
    I'll go Campanaerts... Dillier will be burnt out if he keeps on doing this
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
    Scores after Round 4 are:
    twotoebenny - 90
    dish_dash - 55
    ocdupalais - 40

    At least we now have some semblance of a competition! Last day tomorrow....
  • twotoebennytwotoebenny Posts: 1,081
    What happened to Campanaerts, he was sposed to be doing an hour record last week! Last time I looked he was doing alright
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,947
    I’ll go Rohan Dennis for the last race.
  • twotoebennytwotoebenny Posts: 1,081
    Dennis for me too
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
    Damn it! Amidst the sunshine I completely forgot about this.

    We have a winner. Congratulations twotoebenny!

    Scores after Round 5:
    twotoebenny - 140
    ocdupalais - 90
    dish_dash - 55

    Thanks also to ocdupalais for making this a competition.

    Dunno if there are any more of these but will try to pop up a thread if there are any.
  • twotoebennytwotoebenny Posts: 1,081
    Didn't watch most of them as I've been cleaning and painting decking but it was something different to focus on.

    Cheers
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,220
    There's a whole load of Zwift racing happening in the Tour for All this week with pros. I haven't bothered looking at the start list but there seems to be good representation from WT teams, Bahrain-McLaren, CCC, EF, FDJ, Israel, Mitchelton-Scott plus Alpecin-Fenix, Cofidis, Rally UHC, and some others. Lots of womens teams too.

    Could do a PTP but starts in 10 mins...

    Streaming free on Eurosport or the GCN app if you're bored.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,220
    I'm assuming Dowsett might have a live stream going as well, he has been doing a lot of Zwift racing recently and steaming on Youtube.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,220
    Vos won the Stage 1 women's race. Looked pretty competitive, a group got away, had about a minute, then they were all looking at each other and got caught in the last 3-4k.

    They've worked on the presentation a bit, it's much clearer what gaps there are etc.. Apart from the powerups and being able to watch the w/kg figures in realtime it wasn't really much different to a real race.
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