PTP2020 - Giro d'Italia - Saturday 3rd October - Sunday 25th October

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  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,911
    S9: Nibali pls
  • 9 Nibali
    "A cyclist has nothing to lose but his chain"

    PTP Runner Up 2015
  • twotoebenny
    twotoebenny Posts: 1,486
    S9 - Fuglsang
  • Mad_Malx
    Mad_Malx Posts: 5,047
    St 9: Almeida
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,252
    S9 - Visconti.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • jimmyjams
    jimmyjams Posts: 755
    S9 - Visconti
  • rozzer32
    rozzer32 Posts: 3,875
    9: Visconti
    ***** Pro Tour Pundit Champion 2020, 2018, 2017 & 2011 *****
  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,374
    edited October 2020
    This is a really stupid way to do PTP, since it clearly favours people able to check the race before 1 pm and change picks accordingly. May be within rules which work in non Covid times, but seems ethically bankrupt to misuse them here this way. If someone forgets to pick (or was previously unable to do so) and tries to make theirs a little late, that is one thing and I think is fine to get leeway, but this is idiotic.

    We are doing this for fun. Maybe everyone should honor the spirit of the game instead of being a stickler for rules when it gives them an unfair advantage.
    PTP Champion 2019, 2022 & 2023
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,252
    I asked that last week and was told, nope. So....
    As pointed out, and proven today it doesn't always help anyway.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • jimmyjams
    jimmyjams Posts: 755
    I suppose it does look a bit iffy from some of us, the Visconti mafia, but it's not going to bring us anything after all.

    Before the stage started I'd already decided to choose between Visconti, Haig and Frankiny, but waited before finally deciding in accordance with what has been allowed. In the end I plumped for Visconti because at the time I PTP-ed, Haig was back in the peloton and Frankiny had been trying to bridge to the break for 45 mins and still hadn't made it, so I didn't think he'd succeed.

    Eitherway, basically I agree with you, m.r.m. - tips should be before a stage starts.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,252
    Ha! Well my picks last night were for a breakaway. I waited to see if Castroviejo or Visconti would make the break and guess what? Flipping the coin didn't help. 😉
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • red.rider
    red.rider Posts: 1,139
    edited October 2020
    FCE2007 takes pink into the first rest day.
    takethehighroad has the points jersey.
    Only 3 players have a GC pick in the left race.
    Scores here.

    Expect more controversy on Tuesday with an 11.05 BST kick off and a potential breakaway stage...

    FCE2007 58
    Mad_Malx 49
    takethehighroad 46
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 7,114
    @red.rider Not sure your link in working!
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,252

    @red.rider Not sure your link in working!

    I just use the link on page 1.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • red.rider
    red.rider Posts: 1,139

    @red.rider Not sure your link in working!

    Oops. Fixed now.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,911
    And I was going to pick Castroviejo before the start let alone cutoff but then wimped out and went seafood instead. Oh well. My bike ride today was good...
  • FCE2007
    FCE2007 Posts: 938
    Stage 10 - Jakob Fuglsang please.

    Cheers.
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  • archieboy
    archieboy Posts: 1,344
    Stg 10 : Ulissi

    Ta
  • ridgerider
    ridgerider Posts: 2,851
    10. Bouwman
    11. Pfingsten
    12. Tolhoek
    13. Martin T
    14. Van Emden
    15. Kruijswijk

    Cheers!

    Half man, Half bike
  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,374
    S10: Castroviejo
    PTP Champion 2019, 2022 & 2023
  • ducknumber1
    ducknumber1 Posts: 1,158
    Stage 10- Jhonatan Narváez please, thanks.
  • rozzer32
    rozzer32 Posts: 3,875
    10: Ulissi
    ***** Pro Tour Pundit Champion 2020, 2018, 2017 & 2011 *****
  • gregster04
    gregster04 Posts: 1,716
    I’m having way more fun just endlessly picking one man and getting no points, so

    S10 Diego ULISSI please
  • Dialatron
    Dialatron Posts: 1,101
    St 10 Ulissi pls
    Old, fat and that's just the bike.
  • dish_dash
    dish_dash Posts: 5,597
    Stage 10 Jhonatan Narvaez

    The 12pm cut off causes endless controversy. Trying to move the time around makes it harder to be sure that everyone gets a pick in. It's a clear rule. Nothing to stop any one picking at 1159 - you can all do it...
  • DeadCalm
    DeadCalm Posts: 4,105
    S10 Fuglsang please
    Team My Man 2022:

    Antwan Tolhoek, Sam Oomen, Tom Dumoulin, Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Romain Bardet
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,238
    10: Narvaez please
    pblakeney said:

    I asked that last week and was told, nope. So....
    As pointed out, and proven today it doesn't always help anyway.

    I'd go so far as to say it has *never* helped me. I always think I'm being clever, but my original tip always seems to do better.
    dish_dash said:

    Stage 10 Jhonatan Narvaez

    The 12pm cut off causes endless controversy. Trying to move the time around makes it harder to be sure that everyone gets a pick in. It's a clear rule. Nothing to stop any one picking at 1159 - you can all do it...

    This was my point - although changing the cutoff to e.g, 11 for the whole race probably wouldn't be such an issue.
  • 10 fugslang
    "A cyclist has nothing to lose but his chain"

    PTP Runner Up 2015
  • S10 - Ulissi
    Palmarès:
    PTP Tour de France Winner 2019
    PTP Tour de France Green jersey Winner 2019
    PTP Tour de France White jersey Winner 2020
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 7,114
    St 10: Nibali