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Old 06-17-16, 02:38 PM
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yuup...fantasy tour de france time is upon us...

the one you've all been waiting and some have been training for is here-the tdf.

Fantasy Tour de France 2016 | Velogames Fantasy Cycling

entry deadline is saturday, july 2nd at 12:50 cest.

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let's go get 'em!
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woo hoo! we're up to 8 teams. was hoping for at least 20 by the deadline so fingers are crossed.

in a related note, a little miffy that so many great riders are shoehorned into the sprinter category:

sagan
kittel
greipel
cavendish
coquard
matthews
degenkolb
kristoff
bennett
ebh
dumoulin
stuyvens
van avermaet
etc...

granted, most of them are sprinters but others just have a nose for the finish line. bummer to be able to pick only
two from this category at the most. seemed like the overall gc choices were plentiful and the climbers are kinda weak.
this year's sprint finishes should be something to behold. don't remember this much quality sprinter firepower in the recent past.
too bad bouhanni is out since he would have undoubtedly added even more drama to the sprints. guess he just couldn't wait
to start the proceedings off...
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I'll play.
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up to 16 teams. my ridiculously circuitous master plan to rule the world is working. working!
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How can I buy extra points so I can field a better team???

I've entered and show up #6 on the BF league listing...likely the highest I'll be over the next 3 weeks!
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How can I buy extra points so I can field a better team???

I've entered and show up #6 on the BF league listing...likely the highest I'll be over the next 3 weeks!
I needed 124 credits to get close to the team I really wanted.
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I've entered and show up #6 on the BF league listing...likely the highest I'll be over the next 3 weeks!
Loser!

I'm tied for first!!!
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And now I'm down in my rightful place...bottom third! Velogames knows before the first flag drops!
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I needed 124 credits to get close to the team I really wanted.
it took me 132 credits.

the crazy first week is all about praying that your (especially big point) guys make it through
the daily crashfests relatively unscathed. any points you get are almost icing on the cupcake.
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This will be fun. I've never played before.
I've already revised my team three times. But I think I'm set now...

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Dang you Greipel! Learn to throw your bike on time!!! ;-)
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counting on greipel to win a stage or two and maybe finish 2nd in the green jersey compitition
(and be in the top 4 in all the sprint finishes throughout the entire tour) after a few sprinters
bounce before the pyrenees/alps along with olympics considerations. no pressure andré.
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I'm counting on Kittel, Froome, Quintana, Porte, and vanGarderen to all come down with a stomach bug and have to abandon.

I think that's a pretty safe bet.
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Yeah that was Greipel's to lose. I bet he was pissed when he saw the replay!

I didn't pick Cav because I thought he was pretty much over. I have Kittel who was no where to be seen at the line yesterday. Ah well...
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How is the GC order determined when you have several riders with the same time? After today's stage, the GC order is:

1 VAN AVERMAET, Greg (BMC) 25:34:46
2 ALAPHILIPPE, Julian (EQS) + 5:11
3 VALVERDE BELMONTE, Alejandro (MOV) + 5:13
4 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, Joaquin (KAT) + 5:14
5 FROOME, Christopher (SKY) + 5:17
6 BARGUIL, Warren (TGA)
7 QUINTANA ROJAS, Nairo (MOV)
8 ARU, Fabio (AST)
9 ROLLAND, Pierre (CDT)
10 MARTIN, Daniel (EQS)
11 KELDERMAN, Wilco (TLJ)
12 VAN GARDEREN, Tejay (BMC)
13 YATES, Adam (OBE)
14 BARDET, Romain (ALM)
15 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS)
16 HENAO MONTOYA, Sergio Luis (SKY)
17 VAN DEN BROECK, Jurgen (KAT) + 5:26

So for all those riders at 5:17, what puts Froome at 5 and Hanao Montoya at 16?
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for those of you that simply can't get enuff action...

Velogames Fantasy Cycling 2016 | King of the Mountains Tour de France 2016

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the game within the game is here. up to 10 transfers during the mountain stages.
so for those wishing they could change riders on a whim or hate being saddled with a dns or dnf, this is for you.

deadline is friday, july 8th @ 13:15 cest. happy climbing!
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Yay! All of my riders now have points! Both Bookwalter and Burghardt got assist points today for Van Avermaet. Having points on all my riders is a departure from past games.
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How is the GC order determined when you have several riders with the same time?
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So for all those riders at 5:17, what puts Froome at 5 and Hanao Montoya at 16?
Countback of finishing order. Imagine the sequence for all the sprinters on stage 1. Same thing, with some math thrown in across multiple stages.
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Rest Day 1...so far so good for my team!
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I'm hanging in the middle of the pack.
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I'm doing the fantasy challenge on NBC sports.com and have been getting my tail handed to me to say the least.
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