Pro Tour Punditry 2018 **no spoilers**

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Pro Tour Punditry, 7 Jan 2018.

  1. **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.

    For Grand Tours only: "wild card" selections: all punditeers chose one rider before the off to be their wild card rider and if that rider finishes in the top 10 of any stage they'll score 20 points.

    The only restriction as to who the wild card rider can be is that it must not be a rider you have selected for any of the jersey competitions.

    You can select the wild card rider as one of your 3 stage picks, if they finish in the top 5 for the stage they score whatever the stage score is plus the 20 points.

    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 stage races and Grand Tours.

    If you pick the top 3 in any race/stage you get an additional 50 points; this does not apply to "jersey" competitions in stage races.

    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.

    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, if 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:

    16.01-21.01 AUS.png Tour Down Under Winner - roadrage
    24.02 BEL.png Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Winners - PTP, brommers
    03.03 ITA.png Strade Bianche Men/Women Winner - smutch
    04.03-11.03 FRA.png Paris - Nice Winner - PTP
    17.03 ITA.png Milano - Sanremo Winner - gk09
    23.03 BEL.png E3 Harelbeke Winner - gk09
    25.03 BEL.png Gent - Wevelgem Men/Women Winners - roadrage, mosquito
    28.03 BEL.png Dwars door Vlaanderen Winner - smutch
    01.04 BEL.png Ronde van Vlaanderen Men/Women Winner - richiepoo
    08.04 FRA.png Paris - Roubaix Winner - mosquito
    15.04 NED.png Amstel Gold Race Men/Women Winner - mosquito
    18.04 BEL.png La Flèche Wallonne Men/Women Winner - gk09
    22.04 BEL.png Liège-Bastogne-Liège Men/Women Winner - PTP
    05.05-27.05 ITA.png Giro d'Italia Winner - Adam
    03.06-10.06 FRA.png Critérium Dauphiné Winner - gk09
    07.07-29.07 FRA.png Tour de France Winner - PTP
    25.08-16.09 ESP.png Vuelta a España Winner - PTP
    23.09-30.09 UCI.png World Championship Men/Women Winner - smutch
    13.10 ITA.png Il Lombardia Winner - PTP
    Last edited: 13 Oct 2018
  2. themosquitoking

    themosquitoking Veteran

    I got a little bit too excited when i saw this thread.
  3. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    me too, seems like the last PTP was bloody ages ago
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  4. gk09

    gk09 Senior Member

    Yasss!! (Apparently that's what the cool kids say)

    Glad this Christmas rubbish is over and we can crack on again.
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  5. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    The Red Enclave
    Good man, Marmers.
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  6. OP
    Pro Tour Punditry

    Pro Tour Punditry Guru

    First up is aus-png.png Tour Down Under which starts on January 16th - January 21st.

    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 2018 punditeering - stage 4

  7. brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    GC - Porte, Bernal, I Izagirre
    KOM - Porte, G Bennett, Pozzovivo
    POINTS - Sagan, Greipel, Viviani

    STAGE 1 - Sagan, Ewan, Halvorsen
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  8. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    GC....Porte, Dennis and Mc carthy

    KOM...Porte, DeGhent and Bennet

    Points...Sagan, Ewan and Gorrilla Griepel

    Stage 1....Sagan, Ewan and Gorrilla Griepel
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  9. themosquitoking

    themosquitoking Veteran

    GC - Porte, Dennis, Sagan
    KOM - Porte, Pozzivivo, De Ghent
    Points - Saga, Viviani, Greipel

    Stage 1 , Sagan, Greipel, Ewan
    Last edited: 15 Jan 2018
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  10. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    GC. Porte. Haas. Sagan.
    Kom Pozzovivo. Howson. Morton.
    Points.Sagan Ewan Viviani
    Stage 1 Ewan Viviani. Sagan

    Late night sorry if too late !
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  11. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    The Red Enclave
    I’m away next week, so getting all my picks in now - much sticking of pin in startlist involved...


    GC - Porte, Jay McCarthy, G.Bennett
    Points - Ewan, S.Bennett, Viviani
    KOM - Ulissi, Porte, Latour

    Stage 1 - Ewan, Viviani, S.Bennett
    Stage 2 - Sagan, Edmondson, Bauhaus
    Stage 3 - Ewan, Sagan, Viviani
    Stage 4 - Ulissi, Haas, DeGendt
    Stage 5 - Porte, I.Izagirre, G.Bennett
    Stage 6 - Viviani, Bauhaus, Debusschere
    Last edited: 14 Jan 2018
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  12. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    The Red Enclave
    The proper race starts on Tuesday (Monday night for us) - it’s just the People’s Classic today.
  13. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    GC: Porte, Sagan and Canty.

    KOM: Porte, Pozzovivo and DeGhent .

    Points: Greipel, Sagan and Ewan.

    Stage 1: Greipel, Sagan and Ewan.
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  14. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    Thanks not.really took too much interest in it !
  15. OP
    Pro Tour Punditry

    Pro Tour Punditry Guru

    No longer riding due to an injury
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