Bkool Nations Cup 2018

Discussion in 'Virtual Training: Bkool, Zwift, CycleOps & others' started by bridgy, 10 Dec 2017.

  1. bridgy

    bridgy Guru

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Here's the place to discuss and plan for 2018's Nations Cup.

    A quick re-cap for anyone not familiar:

    The event was first held last year. It is organised by a group of Danish bkoolers including Jacob Skovsgaard who's a bit of a Bkool legend! The organisation of the event is excellent (due to Jacob etc. doing it instead of Bkool themselves!). It consists of teams of 5 riders representing their nation in 3 back to back races - tge upcoming event is due to take place on Saturday 17th February (last time it was the morning and took around 3 hours).

    Teams from Denmark, Spain and GB took part last year. The Danes rode together in a bike shop with a big crowd and free beer! It was covered by local TV as well. We Brits were slightly less ambitious and rode from home but were connected by bluetooth headsets via the Discord app so we could communicate during the race.

    A special website was set up to record results and stream the live event.

    It was very competitive and the Danes came out winners, with Spain second and GB third - so we can only improve!! Those who took part really enjoyed it and despite coming third we did put in some really strong performances and were proud of our efforts.

    The plan is to hold a special qyalifying league to pick our best 5 riders for the team.....
     
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  2. Whorty

    Whorty WADA conclude I don't need a TUE!

    Location:
    SW Wiltshire
    List of those who are planning to ride in the qualifying race .....

    @Whorty
    @bridgy
    @AAAC 76C
    @keithaitch
    @BILL S
    @bridgy
    @Daddy Pig
    @Aleman
    @peterob
    @JJRobinson
    @Jim Brown

    @TurboTommy ??

    Add your name to this thread and I'll update the list :okay:
     
    Last edited: 10 Dec 2017
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  3. keithaitch

    keithaitch Senior Member

    Location:
    barcelona
  4. OP
    OP
    bridgy

    bridgy Guru

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Exciting news - looks like this year as well as Denmark, Spain & GB we may also have teams from Germany, Belgium, Catalonia, and possibly France!
     
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  5. OP
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    bridgy

    bridgy Guru

    Location:
    Cheddar
    I could ask Jacob if he could use his contacts at Bkool to advertise our qualifying league via Bkool GB 's facebook page to try and recruit a few more riders, what do you think? We could say participation has to be confirmed via this forum so could be a good recruitment tool for more riders for the regular chaingang leagues as well?
     
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  6. AAAC 76C

    AAAC 76C Large Member

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  7. Daddy Pig

    Daddy Pig Über Member

    Location:
    Devon
    As long as there is a beer stop with pasties that's fine by me!
    I think any league for this should be undertaken with a no ghost/bot rule undertaken on a solo basis, max two attempts unless bkool f it up, as this sways the possible result, whether it is slipstreaming or using it as a target time. Then the strongest riders will be selected, and will generally be a balls out ride.
    In addition, last year's downhill stage was up and down rather than just downhill so that is important to consider when adding in stages.

    Maybe a get together ride for the last stage in the velo? Obviously tactics are important there...
     
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  8. Aleman

    Aleman Ale Man (BKool)

    Location:
    Blackpool UK
    @Aleman

    Who's never done any racing before the Nov '17 CG League ... and wouldn't know what a velodrome was if he hadn't seen one on TV. :eek:
     
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  9. theboxers

    theboxers TheBoxers on Bkool

    Location:
    OTC (on the couch)
    I know you are going for teams of 5. But you should suggest a squad system. Up to 8 or even 10 riders with the fastest 5 from each country scoring points. This could allow some of the specialist climbers, tt'ers etc a chance to score points for the whole squad. Or even have a rotation to bring in riders to the 5 who may be better suited/rested for the selected rides.

    I watched it this year and there were a few fierce battles from all riders on all the stages.
     
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  10. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Location:
    Lincs
    Welcome to the pleasure dome-Mad Max :biggrin:
     
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  11. Aleman

    Aleman Ale Man (BKool)

    Location:
    Blackpool UK
    You've not seen me ride in a group have you, it's more like Thunderdome! Two men enter, One man leaves!
     
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  12. Daddy Pig

    Daddy Pig Über Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Only if there is chaffing mid ride...
     
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  13. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Location:
    Lincs
    Hahaha oooops :laugh:
     
  14. Daddy Pig

    Daddy Pig Über Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Were you thinking of Friday night's down the blue Oyster bar?
     
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  15. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Location:
    Lincs
    It's a while since I was spending my coppers at the Spearmint Rhino

    Those were the days :biggrin:
     
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