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La Vuelta a España 2018

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Men's Road Cycling UCI La Vuelta Ciclista a España 2018

 

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Would anybody be interested in playing the pick'em game I described during the Tour de France (but was too late to start), 'invented' by someone on a Dutch forum? :)

 

 

It's easy, you keep track of your own score (openly, so people will notice if you cheat :p) and simply, why not?

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4 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Would anybody be interested in playing the pick'em game I described during the Tour de France (but was too late to start), 'invented' by someone on a Dutch forum? :)

 

 

It's easy, you keep track of your own score (openly, so people will notice if you cheat :p) and simply, why not?

 

Sure :)

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Nibali going only to get some practice before the Worlds. I wouldn't say another wasted year , but his window for another GT is closing. :cry:  I'm really interested if Sagan can muscle another points jersey, if he is serious in this Vuelta.

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1 minute ago, Federer91 said:

Nibali going only to get some practice before the Worlds.

That's something rather standard for people to do :p 

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4 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

That's something rather standard for people to do :p 

 

How dare you, there are people that actually consider the Vuelta a very important race. And those spaniards shall not be named. :p

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24 minutes ago, Federer91 said:

Nibali going only to get some practice before the Worlds. I wouldn't say another wasted year , but his window for another GT is closing. :cry:  I'm really interested if Sagan can muscle another points jersey, if he is serious in this Vuelta.

 

I am not sure Peter has ambitions to finish the whole Vuelta.

 

 

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41 minutes ago, Federer91 said:

 

How dare you, there are people that actually consider the Vuelta a very important race. And those spaniards shall not be named. :p

Yes hello, you're talking to one :d 

 

It's just a perfect preparation for the Worlds, especially when the Worlds is on an amazing course like in and around Innsbruck now, one of the best courses in many years :hearts:

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:POL Michał Kwiatkowski is finally going to be Team Sky's leader. I wonder how he'll perform. It can be another breakthrough in his career.

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1 minute ago, szy123 said:

:POL Michał Kwiatkowski is finally going to be Team Sky's leader. I wonder how he'll perform. It can be another breakthrough in his career.

He should be able to snatch a stage win or two with breakaways in some 'medium' stages (as in, mostly hilly). 

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Vuelta a España Pick'em Game - The Rules
1. Choose one unique rider for every stage, the deadline for the choice being the official start time of said stage - choosing more than one day ahead is of course no problem, for example if you know you'll be offline for some days or you just want to avoid forgetting to choose a rider.

2. To avoid problems with the possibility of edits after the stage started, do not edit posts in which you place your picks in any way after posting. If you want to make any change to your pick (fixing typo's, different rider etc), quote the post and post your list with the change

3. The position in which the rider finishes the stage is the number of points you get for that stage

4. The player with the lowest total number of points after the Vuelta wins the game

5. Everyone keeps track of their own scores. This is done publicly and while posting your new pick for the next day, so everyone can check your score if they want to do so.

6. The worst result of every player (so their highest points score) is scratched at the end of the Vuelta, leaving room for one 'save' in the case of a fall, DNF or other unfortunate incidents.

7. If your rider doesn't start or finish, the number of points you get for that stage is equal to the number of riders who finished that stage.

8. Rule 7 also counts if you choose a rider who you have already chosen before, since you can only choose every rider once and so you will need to have chosen a total of 21 different riders when the Vuelta has finished.

9. In case of a tie after the last stage, the winner is the one with the most 1st places, followed by 2nd places, and so on.

10. Just to avoid discussions, be clear on the names of riders, preferably simply write their full name or at least their first and last name ('Alberto Contador Velasco' is ok, but just 'Alberto Contador' is ok too).
 

I suggest we all use the same format to keep it easy, for example like this:

 

Username
1. Rider (points for this stage) - total points after this stage

 

For example after three stages a list could look like this:

 

heywoodu

1. Lars Boom (165) - 165

2. Peter Sagan (1) - 166

3. Michal Kwiatkowski (20) - 186

4. Jacques Anquetil

 

Any questions?

 

If not, I'd like to start with my pick for Saturday's prologue, where the first rider starts at 17.26 CET (and so that's the deadline and not one minute later) :)

 

heywoodu
1. Michal Kwiatkowski
 

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Under 24 hours to go :d 

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