<> Fantasy Cycling Teams - 2013 <>


Last modified: Sunday, 14 August, 2016
 

* As has become our custom, Lisa & I will be adding to our interest in this year's professional cycling season by following the fortunes of our own fantasy cycling teams. We've been doing this since 1997. We select our teams on the basis of each rider "costing" his total UCI ranking points earned last season divided by ten and rounded to the nearest five, with a minimum cost of twenty points and a maximum of 200.  We allow each team 900 points on this basis, with nine riders to be selected. No more than two riders in each team can be selected from the same real life trade team.  Throughout the season we score our riders performances in all the major races according to the points system adapted from one used by Roger Hughes in his Fantasy Cycling League. The tables below summarise the fortunes of our teams throughout the season.


* For this season's line-up, Lisa has only to make one change to her Ready Steady Riders, bringing in the new Aussie young gun Richie Porte in place of the retired Robbie McEwan.

* To enable Lisa to keep her all-conquering team from last year together, the point limit this year has had to be set at a new high of 900 points. This has allowed Steve to make five changes to his Nightowlers team. He regains Mark Cavendish after his year with Sky and adds Peter Sagan, André Griepel, Vincenzo Nibali and Joaquin Rodriguez to his squad while retaining the services of Philippe Gilbert, Thor Hushovd, Allesandro Ballan and David Millar.

* The unusually imposing strength, at least on paper, of both teams should have ensured a high-scoring shoot-out during the season. As things turned out, the contest was massively one-sided from the Giro (in Period 3) onwards. For a blow-by-blow account of our riders' scoring rides, see the accompanying blog.

* See below for Ready Steady Riders' results.
 

@ N i g h t o w l e r s @
Rider Period Scores Total
Score
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Joaquin Rodriguez 38 26     43   37 49 193
Philippe Gilbert 3 30 17 1   2 8 7 68
Mark Cavendish 15 14 42 4 31 9     115
Thor Hushovd 1     4   9 11 3 28
Vincenzo Nibali 33 31 87     15 69 15 250
Alessandro Ballan                 0
David Millar       1 1     3 5
André Griepel 12   28 6 23 5 34   108
Peter Sagan 70 39   12 43   42 14 220
Total 172 140 174 28 141 40 201 91 987

@ R e a d y   S t e a d y   R i d e r s @
Rider Period Scores Total
Score
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Alessandro Petacchi 2               2
Richie Porte 59 24 5 22 11     11 132
Samuel Sanchez   3 10 10   5 11   39
Daniel Martin 33 37   8 6   2 14 100
Tom Boonen 6   3     3     12
Alberto Contador 19 13   8 29     7 76
Thomas Voeckler 7     3       3 13
Michael Rogers       10 3       13
Fabian Cancellera 40 50       5 13 28 136
Total 166 127 18 61 49 13 26 63 523

* See above for Nightowlers' results.

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