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TDF fantasy league - by Performance

Old 07-01-08, 06:16 PM
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TDF fantasy league - by Performance

I must admit, I never understood the popularity of fantasy sports, my impression is they seemed like a bunch of sports geeks spending countless hours mulling over player stats before putting together their teams.
But this is something I could get into, not so much for the prizes, but to see how my picks match up against Bob Roll's picks each stage.

I'll guess I'd better start crunching numbers before I pick my team.

Anyone else in?
http://www.performancebike.com/inform/fantasy/

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Old 07-01-08, 06:26 PM
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Boonen for the sprinting stages
Rassmussen & Contedor for the mountian stages
Levi for TT stages

It's a start.....
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Old 07-01-08, 06:39 PM
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Throw in Floyd for GC and I think you've got a winner. Problem is, you're way over your salary cap now.
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I wish RyanF was still around, I know who'd he'd pick as team leader
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i thought boonen was out
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boonen is out.
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boonen likes blow so boonen can't race.
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Whats yo' team?

Denis MENCHOV
Fabian CANCELLARA
Riccardo RICCO
Robert HUNTER
Andy SCHLECK
Mark CAVENDISH
Kim KIRCHEN
MAURICIO SOLER
Gerald CIOLEK
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  1. VALVERDE Alejandro (CAISSE D'EPARGNE)
  2. CUNEGO Damiano (LAMPRE-FONDITAL)
  3. CANCELLARA Fabian (TEAM CSC)
  4. PEREIRO SIO Oscar (CAISSE D'EPARGNE)
  5. HUNTER Robert (BARLOWORLD)
  6. DESSEL Cyril (AG2R La Mondiale)
  7. NOCENTINI Rinaldo (AG2R La Mondiale )
  8. SCHLECK Andy (TEAM CSC)
  9. LOWE Trent (GARMIN-CHIPOTLE)
How many points was Ricco?...

Further, does anybody understand how they are scoring this contest?!
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Originally Posted by BarryJo View Post
Boonen for the sprinting stages
Rassmussen & Contedor for the mountian stages
Levi for TT stages

It's a start.....
Well considering those riders won't be in the TDF I'd say you have a great start
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Well considering those riders won't be in the TDF I'd say you have a great start
I didn't know...

This guy they call Vino looks pretty tough, maybe I'll put him at the top of my list.


Or there this guy Kloden, I always loved the German riders. And I heard he's an excellent team mate who works his a** off supporting other riders, and he's been on the podium in Paris so he too might be a good choice (the guy behind him looks tough as nails also, another consideration to the team, almost like those Mennonites I've heard about.

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Old 07-02-08, 04:25 AM
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In all seriousness, without over analyzing things and in no particular order:
1. Evans (he has one of the best, Popovych's wheel to suck on)
2. Dennis Menchov
3. Andy Schleck (especially with brother Frank as a team mate)
4. Sastre
5. Cunego
6. Thor
7. David Millar
8. Jens Voight
9. Valverde
10. Mauricio Soler

We'll see if this wins me a new bike..
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Totally random and probably not very good team-

MC EWEN Robbie
MENCHOV Denis
HUNTER Robert
LOWE Trent
CAVENDISH Mark
KIRCHEN Kim
TSCHOPP Johann
SOLER MAURICIO
SIUTSOU Kanstantin

Yeah, not sure why I took McEwen and Hunter, but whatever.
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Old 07-02-08, 09:19 AM
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i loved this game last year. so awesome.
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Here's my current team. I realized that my team is pretty front loaded and I maybe should have put faith in one top rider instead of two. Esp. since I don't know who any of the support riders are. Maybe I need to make a 2nd team.

EVANS Cadel
VALVERDE Alejandro
VOECKLER Thomas
MILLAR David
FOFONOV Dmitriy
GARCIA ACOSTA Vicente
LOWE Trent
CIOLEK Gerald
PATE Danny
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Originally Posted by BarryJo View Post
In all seriousness, without over analyzing things and in no particular order:
1. Evans (he has one of the best, Popovych's wheel to suck on)
2. Dennis Menchov
3. Andy Schleck (especially with brother Frank as a team mate)
4. Sastre
5. Cunego
6. Thor
7. David Millar
8. Jens Voight
9. Valverde
10. Mauricio Soler

We'll see if this wins me a new bike..
Problem is you can't begin to put that team together within the cap.
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Old 07-02-08, 01:45 PM
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anyone besides me having trouble signing up?
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EVANS Cadel (SILENCE-LOTTO)
MILLAR David (GARMIN-CHIPOTLE)
CANCELLARA Fabian (TEAM CSC)
RICCO Riccardo (SAUNIER DUVAL )
FOTHEN Marcus (GEROLSTEINER)
BURGHARDT Marcus (TEAM COLUMBIA)
CAVENDISH Mark (TEAM COLUMBIA)
CIOLEK Gerald (TEAM COLUMBIA)
PATE Danny (GARMIN-CHIPOTLE)
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Can someone post a link to the sign-up page? I can find the Terms and Conditions and the Rule pages, but can't find the link to sign-up.

Yes, I'm a computer idiot.
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Old 07-02-08, 02:14 PM
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ahh yes its that time of year again grouse its on that page at the bottom, just read where it says click here....its not bolded or underlined or anythign so its a little hard to find.
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last year, we all put "bf" in front of our names, so we could easily see the forum members among the masses.
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last year, we all put "bf" in front of our names, so we could easily see the forum members among the masses.
i forgot to this year......oh well.
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Old 07-02-08, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by BarryJo View Post
I wish RyanF was still around, I know who'd he'd pick as team leader
When did this blasphemous event happen? who the hell is going to post pictures of their legs now!
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Originally Posted by GrouseSetter View Post
Can someone post a link to the sign-up page? I can find the Terms and Conditions and the Rule pages, but can't find the link to sign-up.

Yes, I'm a computer idiot.
it took me a while too...

look for the words "click here" in the text, they arent underlined or bold or italic or anything... so they blend in...
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I signed up before seeing this, so no bf in my name. Its ok, coz it'll be at the bottom. Easy to find!
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