<> Fantasy Cycling Teams - 2018 <>

Last modified: Wednesday, 4 April, 2018

* 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 equal 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: Hugh Carthy and the retired Alberto Contador are replaced by Fernando Gaviria and Greg van Avermaet.

* Steve retains the same line-up as last year for his Nightowlers team.

* 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
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Bauke Mollema 14               14
Philippe Gilbert 28               28
Mark Cavendish                  
Alex Dowsett                  
Vincenzo Nibali 30               30
Rick Zabel                  
Adam Yates 19               19
André Griepel 8               8
Peter Sagan 49               49
Total 148               148

@ R e a d y   S t e a d y   R i d e r s @
Rider Period Scores Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Rui Costa 8               8
Rafal Majka 12               12
Marcel Kittel 8               8
Daniel Martin                  
Caleb Ewan 47               47
Fernando Gaviria                  
Julian Alaphilippe 17               17
Daniel McLay                  
Greg van Avermaet 23               23
Total 115               115

* See above for Nightowlers' results.

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