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Old 06-24-13, 12:11 PM   #26
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^ the way the Dauphine ended for him seems rather suspicuous.
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Is there a pro cyclist that you are not suspicious about?
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Old 06-24-13, 02:12 PM   #27
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That is one of the things that I've been teeter-tottering on. Should I have him on and he gets it and I lose out? Argh, damn risks and I'm sick of being at the end..
I honestly picked Rolland for the Tour solely because of his sketchy behaviour lately. It's the same reason I picked Santambrogio ahead of the Giro this year, and he scored me TONS of cheap points. It turns out that I'm just good and attentive, which, along with luck, is the other part of doing well in this Fantasy Sports thing.

It's not unsportsmanlike if I'm not the one cheating, and I'm upfront about my tactics, right?
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Old 06-25-13, 06:50 PM   #28
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Old 06-26-13, 12:16 AM   #29
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I'm in. I hope to improve on what was a very unpredictable Giro.

Cycling News is running a fantasy game, too. It's a little more work but has some possibilities. Info below, and I've created a mini league there, too. If you only do one, do velogames, but why not do both?
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Old 06-26-13, 06:58 AM   #30
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Two unrelated observations:

1) in the CyclingNews league announced here, once you join there's an annoying requirement for me to accept your join. I can't find a way to make it an open league. I will click you in ASAP.

2) Velogames' policy on dopers is that the scoring is finalized for the stage that night, and you keep your points. A doper DQ only costs you the future stages that they don't ride once thrown out. If they don't pop until weeks later, c'est la vie. Santambroggio was money for the Giro.
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Old 06-26-13, 07:39 AM   #31
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I'm in. I hope to improve on what was a very unpredictable Giro.

Cycling News is running a fantasy game, too. It's a little more work but has some possibilities. Info below, and I've created a mini league there, too. If you only do one, do velogames, but why not do both?
I joined up on Cycling News. My team name is Red Zone.
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Old 06-26-13, 05:18 PM   #32
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I'm in, lets hope this goes better than the Giro....
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Old 06-27-13, 11:55 AM   #33
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Old 06-27-13, 02:24 PM   #34
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Old 06-28-13, 06:26 AM   #35
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Old 06-28-13, 06:38 AM   #36
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First time doing fantasy cycling...I'm in!
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Old 06-28-13, 09:48 AM   #37
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In. TeamVeloStrong. And if history is anything to go by, I'll be out after the 2nd or 3rd day.
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Old 06-28-13, 04:56 PM   #38
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Just a note, everyone who signed up early may want to check their teams. I lost a couple of riders and had to replace them.
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Old 06-28-13, 10:17 PM   #39
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dammit (mr.) jim! i was hoping to get a few placings higher due to people being too busy at work, forgetfulness, etc. thanks a lot, buddy!
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Old 06-29-13, 08:04 AM   #40
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I meant to waffle at the last minute and change Cav to Sagan, then wound up having a nice dinner and a few drinks, and this morning didn't realize the time cutoffs, and blah-blah blah..... so I still have Cav on my team.

What does all that mean? That Sagan is going to have an AWESOME tour. Congrats to all of you who picked him!!
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Old 06-29-13, 01:57 PM   #41
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Wow. I'm not DFL. First time in a cycling competition I could ever say that ("Stomachs of Anger").
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Old 06-29-13, 02:15 PM   #42
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Old 06-29-13, 02:34 PM   #43
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we should have a team bus/car category for scoring. if you correctly pick a team and their bus messes up the stage finish or their car takes out hoogerland
and catapults him into a barbed wire fence, there should be bonus points. just sayin...
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Old 06-29-13, 06:51 PM   #44
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I think I am like 8th…not too bad considering the idiocy today
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Old 06-29-13, 07:36 PM   #45
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Something tells me I'm not going to do so hot. Considering I just started watching a few months ago, I guess that's to be expected.

I haven't even seen the first stage yet but did hear about the bus. Planning on watching tonight.
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Old 06-30-13, 01:27 PM   #46
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I am now the Lantern Rouge of our petite league. Stand by, I'm coming through soon, worst to first. You've been warned.
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Old 07-02-13, 07:51 AM   #47
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Had a killer day yesterday with 1st and 2nd on my team. Finally gave me a few points!
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Old 07-02-13, 08:06 AM   #48
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I have learned I am almost as bad at fantasy cycling as I am at fantasy football. At least it's a long race and it's only been three days - maybe my guys will get it together!
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Had a killer day yesterday with 1st and 2nd on my team. Finally gave me a few points!
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Old 07-02-13, 08:42 AM   #50
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Things will change as the GC guys sort it out. Although I'm kiking myself for taking Cavendish instead of Sagan now.
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