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Old 07-20-17, 01:46 PM
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Down 3 riders now...losing Kittel for the final sprint and green jersey points could hurt. Just hoping to stay on the podium!
Hope in one hand, and crap in the other. See which one fills up first.

Here I come!!!



P.S. your end of tour points for Froome on GC are probably going to crush me, but I can still enjoy a good troll, can't I?

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Old 07-20-17, 07:14 PM
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Game over. It's all Froome now.
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Old 07-21-17, 12:58 PM
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I've been dragged back to the pack, with pigah and leo sucking my wheel! pigah will surely come out of my draft with bardet leading him out to take a podium spot. merde!
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Old 07-21-17, 01:25 PM
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I need strong showing in TT tomorrow and really need Bardet to drop to 3rd. Andras team looks unbeatable at the moment but I say "Tigerbait , Tigerbait" GEAUX Tigers!!!!
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Old 07-22-17, 11:02 AM
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Geez...Bardet was one second away from dropping to 4th! My head spins trying to figure out final standings. Will just have to wait until tomorrow!
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Geez...Bardet was one second away from dropping to 4th! My head spins trying to figure out final standings. Will just have to wait until tomorrow!
I needed him to fall to 4th lol. That and the 2 stages Boassen Hagen lost by a nose seal my fate
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Old 07-23-17, 02:37 PM
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congrats to andras and the titanium racers on taking the whole enchilada! 334 out of 54,700+ is nothing to sneeze at.
well played! i think your only really notable loss was gesink. woulda been nice to have kittel finish and keep the green
till the end but at least he was a worthy 1300 points. was a really tough tour to keep the major players playing.

i like the recent "grand tour standings" on your individual pages taking your giro and tdf finishes into account.

that said, hoping to see you all in a few sun-drenched weeks for the vuelta-my fave out of all the fantasy races.

ciaofornow!

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Congrats Andras!!!
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And he won without Froome on his team!
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Well played everyone! In the end, the loss of Sagan and Kittel was too big for me to hold on to the podium...credit goes to Pigah for getting Froome AND Bardet on the team!
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
congrats to andras and the titanium racers on taking the whole enchilada! 334 out of 54,700+ is nothing to sneeze at.
well played! i think your only really notable loss was gesink. woulda been nice to have kittel finish and keep the green
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i like the recent "grand tour standings" on your individual pages taking your giro and tdf finishes into account.

that said, hoping to see you all in a few sun-drenched weeks for the vuelta-my fave out of all the fantasy races.

ciaofornow!
Thank you all, it was super fun to follow the tour with a chance to win in the league. I will definitely join the BF vuelta league. I put much more thought into the team than before and it paid off. Obviously I was also lucky.
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Well that was something!

To the victors go the spoils of..., well, er, I guess nothing. But well done, victors.

Until we meet again.....
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Old 07-24-17, 05:16 PM
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Who does one for La Vuelta?
Having never played before and really only knowing about 3 riders before hand, I took as much knowledge from you guys here into the game with me. Pretty pleased that I came in the top 10% of the total players playing & 5th in the league so I owe it all to youz guyz!
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Old 07-25-17, 01:40 AM
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i'll be setting up the bike forums vuelta a espana league/thread as soon as the velogames
vuelta game gets posted-probably around the 13th or 14th of august as (i think) the vuelta
starts on the 19th.
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Originally Posted by slcbob View Post
Well that was something!

To the victors go the spoils of..., well, er, I guess nothing. But well done, victors.

Until we meet again.....
bragging rights, slcbob. bragging rights...which usually devolve into pettiness, jealousy, snarkiness,
shunning, plausible deniability and victor shaming. but then you've experienced both sides of the coin-
n'est ce pas?
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Who does one for La Vuelta?
Having never played before and really only knowing about 3 riders before hand, I took as much knowledge from you guys here into the game with me. Pretty pleased that I came in the top 10% of the total players playing & 5th in the league so I owe it all to youz guyz!
Really beginner's luck, or are you just trolling us masterfully? Either way, well played, Leo59, well played.

With the Vuelta starting this year on a Saturday, you'll sign up the way ooga-booga described. If it was on a Tuesday, it would be different. Be sure to get some help from a trusted friend...



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bragging rights, slcbob. bragging rights...which usually devolve into pettiness, jealousy, snarkiness,
shunning, plausible deniability and victor shaming. but then you've experienced both sides of the coin-
n'est ce pas?
Both sides? No, I'm pretty much just stuck somewhere on the good natured chuckles side, though I'm sure it looks petty and snarky to some . I have yet to see any deniability here that is plausible. Though plenty of plausible stupidity.

Speaking of petty, isn't it great that they're tracking the overall grand tours standing? I was rooting for you to win yellow here. I tried to drag you to the front but you fell off my wheel Aru-like. This would have been a great look.

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Really beginner's luck, or are you just trolling us masterfully? Either way, well played, Leo59, well played.

With the Vuelta starting this year on a Saturday, you'll sign up the way ooga-booga described. If it was on a Tuesday, it would be different. Be sure to get some help from a trusted friend...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzZNh0P9K38
Definitely, definitely beginners luck. Lurking here plus mom follows the TdF only so I asked her for a list of names so that helped (she gave me Froome, Cav & Porte). The only thing that I can say in my favor is that I'm a veteran of fantasy sports. Some of my friends say that I need an intervention once they learned that I was playing in two NRL and a Pro Cycling league . 2 baseball, 2 NFL, 4 EPL, 1 Bundesliga, 2 NRL and 1 NHL. Now Pro cycling

I've always said that playing fantasy sports helps a new fan of a sport learn the names, stats, etc.

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Really beginner's luck, or are you just trolling us masterfully? Either way, well played, Leo59, well played.

With the Vuelta starting this year on a Saturday, you'll sign up the way ooga-booga described. If it was on a Tuesday, it would be different. Be sure to get some help from a trusted friend...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzZNh0P9K38




Both sides? No, I'm pretty much just stuck somewhere on the good natured chuckles side, though I'm sure it looks petty and snarky to some . I have yet to see any deniability here that is plausible. Though plenty of plausible stupidity.

Speaking of petty, isn't it great that they're tracking the overall grand tours standing? I was rooting for you to win yellow here. I tried to drag you to the front but you fell off my wheel Aru-like. This would have been a great look.

you pretty much nailed my personal dress code. swap out the dress shoes for flip-flops and it's a dead ringer for me. oh, and i have black gloves
which aren't the easiest to internet with. buzz buzz.
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OK, Sting. Hasta la Vuelta.
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