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Tour de France Challenge 2006

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by Mojotronica, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    Cool -- thanks! Updated the results, above.
     
  2. ChrTh

    ChrTh Happy Yule!

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    So much for my "jump to an early lead and hold on to it" plan :undecide:
     
  3. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    Ha! The superiority of my "come-from-behind... WAY behind... victory" plan is revealed!
     
  4. sanabas

    sanabas Psycho Bunny Hall of Fame Staff

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    Floyd Landis to blitz the time trail, and wear yellow all the way to Paris. you can still do it.

    Beautiful sprint to watch today, Steegmans timed the leadout perfectly.

    1st: McEwen
    2nd: Benatti
    3rd: Boonen

    And the jerseys for tomorrow

    Yellow: Boonen
    Green: McEwen
    Polka dot: Pineau
    White: Vaugrenard

    Rogers to win tomorrow and take yellow. Go the aussies.
     
  5. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    Thanks for the assist!

    The points:
    Team sanabas = 27 (+2 tomorrow (for Jersey,) total = 29)
    Team Surtur = 24 (+2 tomorrow, total = 26)
    Team Dell = 20 (+3 tomorrow, total = 23)
    Team ChrTh = 20
    Team Mojo = 1

    EDIT: Completed update.
     
  6. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    Teams, for easy reference:
     
  7. ChrTh

    ChrTh Happy Yule!

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    Shouldn't my Zabriskie be yellow as well?

    I reallllly need Hincapie or Kloden to pull it out tomorrow. I'm falling behind! :sad:
     
  8. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    I'll re-count the pts. You might have another one there. Also I'll update the spreadsheets this weekend and post screenies. :)
     
  9. ChrTh

    ChrTh Happy Yule!

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    I think Team Surtur just took a sizable lead with the Honchar pick ... win today, yellow tomorrow and probably Monday as well. Not bad for 5 points!

    And Team Mojo gets points!
     
  10. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    Here's an updated teams roster, with the yellow points earned indicator removed so that ChrTh has a harder time catching me skimming points going forward: ;)



    (He was right by the way -- I owed him and Dell19 a point each for Zabriskie. My bad -- sorry!)

    Instead I've color-coded the eliminated riders on our teams Purple (so far that's just Valverde...)
     
  11. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    Here are the results through today's Stage 7:

     
  12. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    I've created ANOTHER worksheet where I keep track of individual rider's points. Hopefully that will help prevent any further embarrassing incidents with the points...

     
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    And, finally, the updated points totals for each of our teams:

    Team Surtur = 31 (+5 tomorrow, for the Jerseys, total = 36)
    Team sanabas = 29 (+ 2 tomorrow, total = 31)
    Team Dell = 23
    Team ChrTh = 21
    Team Mojo = 4
     
  14. Mojotronica

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    Stage 8 Winners:

    1st CALZATI Sylvain
    2nd CARLSTROM Kjell
    3rd HALGAND Patrice

    Stage 9 Jersey wearers:

    (Stays the same as yesterday)

    Yellow = HONCHAR Sergiy
    Green = MC EWEN Robbie
    Polka Dot = PINEAU Jérôme
    White = FOTHEN Marcus
     
  15. Mojotronica

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    Point Totals:

    Team Surtur = 36 (+5 tomorrow, for the Jerseys, total = 41)
    Team sanabas = 31 (+2 tomorrow, total = 33)
    Team Dell = 23
    Team ChrTh = 21
    Team Mojo = 4
     
  16. Dell19

    Dell19 Take a break

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    Still with people behind me then. :)

    Funny that I primarily based my picks by looking at what Mojo and ChrTh had picked.
     
  17. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    My excuse is that I'm an American. My first list was just "Lance Armstrong, Lance Armstrong, Lance Armstrong, Lance Armstrong, Lance Armstrong, Lance Armstrong, Lance Armstrong, Lance Armstrong and Lance Armstrong" and then I found out he wasn't racing anymore.
     
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    Dell19 Take a break

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    That was my tactic the first time I played in this competition. :)
     
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    sanabas Psycho Bunny Hall of Fame Staff

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    I picked mine in a hurry, I was looking for white jersey and/or people who could pinch a stage win with the 5 point picks. I'm very disappointed I missed Fothen and Honchar, both excellent time triallers.
     
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    Stage 9

    1. Oscar Freire
    2. Robbie Mc Ewen
    3. Erik Zabel

    Jerseys:

    Yellow = Serhiy HONCHAR
    Green = Robbie MC EWEN
    Polka Dot = Jérôme PINEAU
    White = Marcus FOTHEN
     

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