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Tour de France Tipping Competition

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It's that time of year again. The Tour de France gets underway this weekend, and the final make-up of the sport's leading team is still to be decided in the courts. 

The same rules apply to previous years, and Grand Tours. Pick your 9 riders (not sure why it's still nine, seeing as UCI has reduced the team numbers to 8 in the GT's now). Due to the ongoing controversy around Froome, they have created an "auto-replacement feature" this year, which will automatically slot the next best applicable rider into the slot of anyone not starting the race. You can however go in and make changes yourself up until race cut-off time on Saturday.

Just go to this site https://www.velogames.com/tour-de-france/2018/ and pick your team. Then join the Transitions mini-league, 250783411.

If you are after any information to try to pick a good team (never worked for me in the past), you will find a lot here. http://www.steephill.tv/tour-de-france/

 

Good luck everybody, and have fun.

 

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To avoid controversy, maybe Trannie's could "ban" Froome from being picked in their Velogames Teams.

Level playing field and all that.

:whistling::wink3:

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Froome who? 

Can we also ban Lance from being selected? :lol:

 

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I'm also in ...

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Porte
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Thomas
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Martin
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Yates
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Matthews
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De Kort
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Van Avermaet
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Gilbert
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Durbridge
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7 hours ago, Rimmer said:

 

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I’m not redeeming anything. I normally suck at these tipping comps because I don’t really follow cycling. 

I just chucked a heap of names in there I knew of that weren’t Froome 

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I just picked an assortment of riders that I thought might do OK, and then the rest were low value to fit in the 100 points. The intention will then be to do some study on Friday & Saturday and decide a final team. That was my intention for the Giro, but I forgot to go in & change the riders to the team I wanted. And then I won. 

Seems like a plan. :)

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By redeem, I mean I hope I have more luck picking some random names that I sort of know, then trying to work out who to cut and replace with a bunch of low value no names so I can select a full team, and I don't come last by about 1000 points again

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I picked the winning team, so when I lose it's not my fault because they were the winning team.

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8 hours ago, willie said:

I’m not redeeming anything. I normally suck at these tipping comps because I don’t really follow cycling. 

I just chucked a heap of names in there I knew of that weren’t Froome 

My selection was based on hard-arsed units who know how to turn themselves inside and .... and who weren't Froome*.

 

 

* Usually like him, but this year he should have been asked to have a rest! 

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I’m in. My selections:

Van Needles

Pot Belge 

Fast Patches

Von Pharmalite

Max Sanguis

Zephyr Atomiser

Incredibilis Povo

Bruce Fairplay (he’s an Aussie battler)

Therapia Exemptus (he’s not).

 

 

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12 hours ago, Andrew #1 said:

I’m in. My selections:

Van Needles

Pot Belge 

Fast Patches

Von Pharmalite

Max Sanguis

Zephyr Atomiser

Incredibilis Povo

Bruce Fairplay (he’s an Aussie battler)

Therapia Exemptus (he’s not).

 

 

I'd swap out Fairplay for Clem Buetnell

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2 hours ago, noknees said:

I'd swap out Fairplay for Clem Buetnell

I've heard an African, Sal Butalot is looking to do well this year after only just scraping into the tour at the final hour.

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ASO are running their own Fantasy game (some may think any who say professional cycling is clean are running one already). I wonder if this is where the challenge is coming from?

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Sounds like it, 

Had a quick look at the ASO game, looks too complicated, choosing a road captain every day

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And ASO own the Vuelta as well, so unless they can sort it out, it's likely to be gone as well.

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I've never been tempted much by these competitions, but it seems that all I need to do to have a good chance of winning this time is add Foome to my team 😂 You are all to principled to win, Lance would not approve. 

 

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Looks like its shutdown?  Where else are we tipping?

 

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Looks like ASO really wanted to throw someone out of the Tour.

They couldn't do Froome, so they took on Velogames.

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10 hours ago, ratdog said:

Looks like its shutdown?  Where else are we tipping?

 

I'm tipping more maple syrup on my porridge as we speak.... 

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Reading some of the twitter stuff going on, and came across one from Toms Skujins, who's riding with Trek Segafredo tonight. He's disappointed as he's a regular player, and had entered a Fantasy team this year as well.

I wonder if he includes himself?

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This probably all but confirms the speculation that it was ASO that set the lawyers against Velogames. This is from the Velogames homepage.

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I have been down the last few days with bronchitis (and I've been prescribed salbutamol, amongst other things) and I saw the above when I logged on to check how my team was going. A shame as I thought I had a good team this year too. Probably would have won :lol: 

I wonder what the lawyers were claiming? Probably something they have no legal right to. I kind of thought ASO were all about fair play, sounds like greed to me. So does this fantasy game they are running cost money? 

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Ah well, there goes my Tour. Bruce FairPlay gone after colliding with a demented Labrador.

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Everyone can go to bed early tonight. It all starts again Tuesday.

FM

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