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Pro Tour Punditry 2017 **no spoilers please**

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Marmion, 9 Jan 2017.

  1. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

    **New players most welcome - feel free to join in and ask anything that I have not explained well enough to understand**

    Roolz are similar to what we ended up with last year

    Teh Roolz

    Predictions to be submitted via this thread before the stage/race starts - some leeway will be given on occasions, but not when potentially decisive breaks or moves have been made.

    Three riders prediction per stage/race.

    Three riders prediction for any of the "jerseys" for multi-stage races - I'll announce the "jersey" competitions prior to multi-stage races.

    Points will be awarded for 1st-5th for each stage/race as well as for overall picks - I'll announce the scores for each race as they approach and will throw in a few double points stages for the Grand Tours.

    Points will be collated and published on this thread as soon after races/stages as I can.

    There is no overall league so players can join in as they want - I might have an overall "Spring Races" table but that will depend how busy I am; I am unlikely to be busy as I lead a shite life...

    There are no prizes.

    **And please no spoilers, keep those for the race chat threads, as I sometimes come into this thread to get people's predictions after the race/stage has ended but before I have watched the race**

    If anyone fancies doing the numbers for any of the events listed, I am more than happy for that to happen as long as you let me know.

    Also, I anyone fancies running events not listed by me, then feel free.

    And, as always, I am open to trying different approaches - most of the changes to selections and scoring have been a result of suggestions put forward by punditeers rather than of my doing, so keep it up!

    Here are the races to be included:

    17.01-22.01 AUS.png Tour Down Under Winner - simo105
    25.02 BEL.png Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Winners - themosquitoking, gk09, ItsSteveLovell, roadrash, HF2300
    26.02 BEL.png Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne Winner - ItsSteveLovell
    04.03 ITA.png Strade Bianche Men/Women Winners - ItsSteveLovell and themosquitoking
    18.03 ITA.png Milano - Sanremo Winner - smutchin
    22.03 BEL.png Dwars door Vlaanderen Winners - irish on the costa blanca, brommers
    24.03 BEL.png E3 Harelbeke Winners - rich p, HF2300
    26.03 BEL.png Gent - Wevelgem Men/Women Winner - HF2300
    02.04 BEL.png Ronde v. Vlaanderen Men/Women Winners - Marmion, Crackle, gk09
    09.04 FRA.png Paris - Roubaix Winners - just about everyone, except brommers and Adam
    16.04 NED.png Amstel Gold Race Men/Women Winner - Marmion
    19.04 BEL.png La Flèche Wallonne Men/Women Winner - Marmion
    23.04 BEL.png Liège-Bastogne-Liège Men/Women Winner - HF2300
    05.05-28.05 ITA.png Giro d'Italia Winner - Archie
    04.06-11.06 FRA.png Critérium Dauphiné Winner - Marmion
    01.07-23.07 FRA.png Tour de France Winner - smutchin
    19.08-10.09 ESP.png Vuelta a España Winner - Adam4868
    17.09-24.09 UCI.png World Champ Men/Women TTT/ITT/RR Winner - Adam4868
    07.10 ITA.png Il Lombardia Winner - Marmion

    If you click on the name of the event it will take you to First Cycling webpage relevant to the event.

    Happy Punditeering
    Last edited: 7 Oct 2017
    smutchin, brommers, HF2300 and 4 others like this.
  2. OP

    Marmion Guru

    First up is aus-png.157470.png Tour Down Under which starts on January 17th - January 22nd.

    Jerseys - GC, Mountain, Points

    Jersey Scoring - 35, 25, 20, 15, 10
    Stages Scoring - 25, 20, 15, 10, 5

    3 selections per jersey competition
    3 selections per stage

    I'll even throw in a wee double points stage to kick off 2017 punditeering - stage 2
  3. OP

    Marmion Guru

    GC - Porte, Dennis, Sergio Henao
    Points - Ewan, Theuns, Ulissi
    KOM - Porte, Sergio Henao, Gesink

    Stage 1 - Ewan, Theuns, Bennett
  4. simo105

    simo105 Senior Member

    GC porte, Chaves. Morton
    Points, Ewan, swift, ulissi
    Kom, porte,Morton, keldermen

    Stage 1 Ewan ,swift, sagan
  5. irish on the costa blanca

    irish on the costa blanca day of war = warrior, day of peace = man of peace

    GC.............Esteban Chaves..........Michael Woods...............Sergio Henao
    POINTS.....Caleb Ewan.................Sam Bennett...................Danny Van Poppel
    KOM..........Sergio Henao...............Richie Porte....................Domenico Pozzovivo

    Stage 1......Caleb Ewan.................Danny Van Poppel..........Peter Sagan
  6. brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    GC......................Pantano, Thomas, Kelderman
    POINTS..............Bonifazio, Bennett, Theuns
    KOM...................Morton, Gesink, Sanchez LL
    STAGE 1 ...........Ewan, Van Poppel, Swift
  7. themosquitoking

    themosquitoking Veteran

    GC - Dennis, Chaves, Porte
    Points - Sagan, Ewan, Farrar
    KOM - Porte, Pozzovivo, Chaves

    Stage 1 - Sagan, Van Poppel, Meyer.
  8. gk09

    gk09 Well-Known Member

    GC- Porte, Chaves, Gerrans
    Points- Ewan, Ulissi, Theuns
    KoM- Porte, Henao, Gesink

    Stage 1- Ewan, Sagan, Bennett
  9. HF2300

    HF2300 Insanity Prawn Boy

    Busy this week so not sure if I'll stick with it, but...

    GC - Porte, Chaves, Gerrans
    Points - Ewan, Sagan, Ulissi
    KOM - Chaves, Henao, Gesink
    1 - Sagan, Ewan, Swift
  10. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    GC Chaves, Porte, Ulissi
    Points Swift Sagan Ewan
    KOM Thomas Ulissi Chaves
    1. Ewan, Bennett, Bonifazio
  11. ItsSteveLovell

    ItsSteveLovell Veteran


    GC Gerrans Porte Thomas
    KOM Porte Chavez Dennis
    POINTS Sagan Gerrans Ewan

    STAGE 1 Sagan Ewan Bennett (he's the young sprinter who was going great guns last year, right?)
  12. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    The Red Enclave

    GC - Porte, Gerrans, Sergio Henao
    KOM - Ulissi, Pozzovivo, Chaves
    Points - Ulissi, Swift, Ewan

    Stage 1 - Ewan, Sagan, Swift
  13. OP

    Marmion Guru

    Scores will be updated this evening, far far too early in the day to be counting! :wacko:

    The good news is that everyone scored something. Go us! :highfive:

    And, for those eager punditeers wanting to get their picks in ahead of the scores being updated, a reminder that tomorrow is a double pointer. <enter Greg Wallace image of your own choice>
  14. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    The Red Enclave
    Last edited: 17 Jan 2017
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  15. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    bollox , busy yesterday and forgot about this , oh well it gives someone else a chance:tongue: i will join in the next race