<> Fantasy Cycling Teams - 2018 <>


Last modified: Tuesday, 4 September, 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
Score
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Bauke Mollema 14 17   4 3 18     56
Philippe Gilbert 28 15   5 5       53
Mark Cavendish           1     1
Alex Dowsett           4     4
Vincenzo Nibali 30               30
Rick Zabel                  
Adam Yates 19   18 25 3       65
André Griepel 8   30   3 6     47
Peter Sagan 49 45 2 8 54 3     161
Total 148 77 50 42 68 32     417

@ 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 8 17             25
Rafal Majka 12   12   8       32
Marcel Kittel 8       2 2     12
Daniel Martin   6   21 25 1     53
Caleb Ewan 47   6     3     56
Fernando Gaviria     9 6 22       37
Julian Alaphilippe 17 49   7 38 25     136
Daniel McLay           2     2
Greg van Avermaet 23 22   3 62 24     134
Total 115 94 27 37 157 57     487

* See above for Nightowlers' results.

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