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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
    04.06-11.06 FRA.png Critérium Dauphiné
    01.07-23.07 FRA.png Tour de France
    19.08-10.09 ESP.png Vuelta a España
    17.09-24.09 UCI.png World Champ Men/Women TTT/ITT/RR
    07.10 ITA.png Il Lombardia

    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: 23 Apr 2017
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  2. Marmion

    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. Marmion

    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

    Location:
    Bromley
    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

    Location:
    York
    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

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

    ItsSteveLovell Veteran

    Location:
    Bristol
    TDU

    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

    TDU

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

    Stage 1 - Ewan, Sagan, Swift
     
  13. Marmion

    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

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    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