Velogames BR League

roscoe
roscoe Posts: 482
edited March 2022 in Pro race
I see Velogames have a Superclassico and Paris Nice game up.

Do we have a league?
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  • twotoebenny
    twotoebenny Posts: 1,508
    I'm happy to join in - I play most of the races most of the year
  • roscoe
    roscoe Posts: 482
    I’ve set up a league, code 741774920.

    Teams entered for the Superclassico and Paris-Nice.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 22,378
    edited March 2022
    I play more often than not.
    Have to say he was cutting it fine this year.
    Stuck a team in for superclassico with my phone, just in case I can’t have a decent look before 10-30 tomorrow morning.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • roscoe
    roscoe Posts: 482
    Anybody else fancy joining?
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 27,363
    Am in. Normally only do the stage races, because I always forget to change my team for the classics and end up with non starters.

    But am in for both...
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 22,378
    As long as folks have made a team, a league can be joined at any time, so don't panic.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 27,363
    Velogames Tirreno Adriatico open for business. Deadline Monday at 1pm UK time.
  • roscoe
    roscoe Posts: 482
    I’m in.
  • roscoe
    roscoe Posts: 482
    My teams doing splendidly I see!
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 27,363
    edited March 2022
    Velogames Catalunya deadline 11:30am today UK time.

    Tricky selection - there's 4 that could go to puncheur or the type of sprinter who's turned up, 3 (plus GC) for climbers and no TT.

    (Tricky except grandpa, obviously.)
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 22,378
    Catalunya is always difficult when it comes to the flatter stages and this time there appear to be more. There are several punchy sprinters starting, but not a single "fast" man with form.
    Usually it's hard to find potential bargain. This time there are too many to choose to make him/them an easy pick.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 22,378
    Well, Catalunya turned out to be more of a lucky lottery than a test of knowledge and skill. Odd season thus far with so many riders dropping out along the various ways.

    As for the classics game and those transfers, one or two are facing a loaves and fishes situation for the second half of the series....
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • roscoe
    roscoe Posts: 482
    It’s going to be a weird season with riders pulling out of races all over the place.
  • twotoebenny
    twotoebenny Posts: 1,508

    Well, Catalunya turned out to be more of a lucky lottery than a test of knowledge and skill. Odd season thus far with so many riders dropping out along the various ways.

    As for the classics game and those transfers, one or two are facing a loaves and fishes situation for the second half of the series....

    I got my superclassico and spring classic mixed up and used most of my subs, only noticed last night!!! HAve been too busy to be invested in this so far this year but usually enjoy it, alongside PTP it adds to the race.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 22,378
    WVA completely screws over my transfer plans by getting Covid.
    I like everyone else was going to include MvDP on Wednesday but didn’t want to use 2 transfers putting WVA back in for Flanders.
    Now I am counting the cost in lost points.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 22,378
    I forgot to change my Superclassico team again this morning.
    Had a quick look and I was not alone.
    6 out of 10 didn’t change.
    At least the top 3 did, so the podium competition is still on.

    Shows that life after LBL isn’t the same.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 27,363
    The velogames season proper starts


    :)
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 27,363
    Well done to AlfieLum in Italy - thought I had a chance but got destroyed on the Fedaia.

    Next up Dauphine, deadline 9am uk time tomorrow.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 27,363
    Our league leader in Suisse has just lost three riders... and so has second place - it's game on. (Assuming there's actually a race.)
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 27,363
    Last couple of races - TwoToeBenny won the Dauphine.

    I won the covid lottery race in Switzerland.
  • roscoe
    roscoe Posts: 482
    I was last!
  • jimmythecuckoo
    jimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,712
    Thanks for that @roscoe !!! no black jersey for me :)
  • roscoe
    roscoe Posts: 482

    Thanks for that @roscoe !!! no black jersey for me :)

    You're welcome!
  • jimmythecuckoo
    jimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,712
    Bumping this as the new format of Velogames has launched and it almost tempted me to pay for the premium game !
  • jimmythecuckoo
    jimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,712
    Gaudu or not Gaudu... that is the question...
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 27,363
    Tricky to decide whether to go all in on Pog, or try to spread the credits across multiple decent riders and hope some of them make it to the finish without Covid.
  • jimmythecuckoo
    jimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,712
    Same... I am trying to accommodate pog and rog at the moment
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 27,363

    Same... I am trying to accommodate pog and rog at the moment

    Could do Pog, Rog, Van Aert (obviously), then fill up with Caruso, Guerreiro, Simmons and three 4 point breakaway possibles.

    I'll never pick Rog. I want no reason to be happy when he wins.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 22,378
    Given Jumbo's track record of abandoning races at the first sniff of Covid, I don't know what to do.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 27,363
    I've accidentally got 9 different teams represented, so surely someone will make it to the finish.