<> Fantasy Cycling Teams - 2015 <>


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 750 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 makes just one change to her Ready Steady Riders: Michael Rogers returns, after the quashing of his suspension, at the expense of Alessandro Petacchi who's career at the highest level seems finally over.

* Faced with the retirements of David Millar and Thor Hushovd, Steve adds British World Tour riders Alex Dowsett and Adam Yates to his Nightowlers team.

* Here's hoping for a similarly equal contest to last year's, where only sixteen points separated our teams at the end of the season and the result could have gone either way as we went into the very last day of racing. 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 5 65   5 16 10 55   156
Philippe Gilbert 3 14 20     44 10 5 96
Mark Cavendish     11 2 15   2   30
Alex Dowsett     23   2     11 36
Vincenzo Nibali     6 13 31     45 95
Rick Zabel           5     5
Adam Yates 7         25 18   50
André Griepel 8   10 6 38 3 31   96
Peter Sagan 22 12   14 42   10 35 135
Total 45 91 70 40 144 87 126 96 699

@ 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
Michael Rogers 2   3   1 9     15
Richie Porte 92 31     13       136
Marcel Kittel           5     5
Daniel Martin 7     6 9 6 4   32
Tom Boonen 11   8     4 37 34 94
Alberto Contador 28   74   22       124
Thomas Voeckler                 0
Ryder Hesjedal     25   2       27
Fabian Cancellera 11     3 10       24
Total 151 31 110 9 57 24 41 34 457

* See above for Nightowlers' results.

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