<> Fantasy Cycling Teams - 2017 <>


Last modified: Tuesday, 24 October, 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 four changes to her Ready Steady Riders: Richie Porte, Tom Boonen, Ryder Hesjedal and the retired Fabian Cancellara are let go to be replaced by Rafal Majka, Caleb Ewan, Daniel McLay and Hugh Carthy.

* Steve brings in Bauke Mollema to his Nightowlers team in place of the retired Joaquin Rodríguez.

* Here's hoping for a nice tight contest like last year's see-saw season that almost saw Steve snatch victory on the very last day of the season. 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
Bauke Mollema 22   13   9 15 10 20 89
Philippe Gilbert 67 50 14 3 1 9   9 153
Mark Cavendish 6       1       7
Alex Dowsett   2           5 7
Vincenzo Nibali     32     7 53 50 142
Rick Zabel     20           20
Adam Yates 37 5 10     14   14 80
André Griepel 11 6 14   20   32 20 103
Peter Sagan 86   5 10 6 24 29 35 195
Total 229 63 108 13 37 69 124 153 796

@ 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 33   9 14   6 1   63
Rafal Majka 15 3 26     23 8   75
Marcel Kittel 7 20 3   30     9 69
Daniel Martin 39 36   20 24     4 123
Caleb Ewan 20   8     5 11   44
Alberto Contador 67 21   5 12   30   135
Julian Alaphilippe 44         2 8 40 94
Daniel McLay     1         20 21
Hugh Carthy                 0
Total 225 80 47 39 66 36 58 73 624

* See above for Nightowlers' results.

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