<> Fantasy Cycling Teams - 2016 <>


Last modified: Wednesday, 4 January, 2017
 

* 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 two changes to her Ready Steady Riders: Michael Rogers and Thomas Voeckler are let go to be replaced by Rui Costa and Julian Alaphilippe.

* Steve makes no changes to his Nightowlers team.

* Here's hoping for a more equal contest than last year's. 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 17     22 22     66
Philippe Gilbert 1     32   5 5 10 53
Mark Cavendish   14   2 30     29 75
Alex Dowsett           5   1 6
Vincenzo Nibali 8 3 63   4       78
Rick Zabel                 0
Adam Yates       10 25       35
André Griepel 1 11 20 9 17   6 2 66
Peter Sagan 93 27   9 66   63 60 318
Total 108 72 83 62 164 32 74 102 697

@ 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
Rui Costa 6 29 11 9 8 3 5   71
Richie Porte 56     20 22       98
Marcel Kittel 5 20 18   24   20   87
Daniel Martin 21 15   21 15 1 1   74
Tom Boonen   18       25 20 18 81
Alberto Contador 47 34   15   27 21   144
Julian Alaphilippe   29   12 5 12 17   75
Ryder Hesjedal                 0
Fabian Cancellera 47 18 1 4   20     110
Total 182 163 30 81 74 88 84 18 720

* See above for Nightowlers' results.

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