Pro Tour Pundit 2012

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Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby afx237vi » Mon Feb 20, 2012 16:42 pm

Consider this the official thread for Pro Tour Pundit 2012, the 7th edition of Bikeradar's season-long prediction game.

How to Play

Playing along with PTP is extremely simple - you don't have to sign up or join anything other than the Bikeradar forums. If you're already a member here, that means you're already eligible to play.

A few days before each of the chosen races, a PTP thread will be started in the Pro Race forum. That thread will contain a selection of useful links - start lists, race maps, past winners and so on. All you have to do is consider who you think is likely to win and post their name in that thread. It's that simple. If the race in question is a stage-race, you also get to predict the daily stage winners.

As you play, your scores will be added up and the overall season rankings will be updated in this thread.

2012 Calendar

Some slight changes this year. The Tour of Poland is out, because it clashes with the Tour de France, and there's only ever going to be one winner there. The Olympics are in, men and women, RR and ITT. Also, the season ends with Paris-Tours rather than Lombardy.

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Feb    25 - Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
           
Mar     3 - Strade Bianchi
     4-11 - Paris-Nice
     7-13 - Tirreno-Adriatico
       17 - Milan-San Remo
       23 - E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
       25 - Gent-Wevelgem
           
Apr     1 - Tour of Flanders
      2-7 - Tour of the Basque Country
        4 - Scheldeprijs
        8 - Paris-Roubaix
       15 - Amstel Gold Race
       18 - La Fleche Wallone
       22 - Liege-Bastogne-Liege
    24-29 - Tour de Romandie

May  5-27 - Giro d'Italia

Jun  3-10 - Critérium du Dauphiné
     9-17 - Tour de Suisse
    30-22 - Tour de France
   
Jul    28 - Olympic RR (Men)
       29 - Olympic RR (Women)

Aug     1 - Olympic ITT (Women)
        1 - Olympic ITT (Men)
     6-12 - Eneco Tour
       14 - Clasica San Sebastian
     18-9 - Vuelta a Espana
       19 - Vattenfall Cyclassics
       
Sep     7 - GP de Québec
        9 - GP de Montréal
       18 - Worlds ITT (Women)
       19 - Worlds ITT (Men)
       22 - Worlds RR (Women)
       23 - Worlds RR (Men)
       29 - Giro di Lombardia
           
Oct     7 - Paris-Tours


Points System

Same as previous years.

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TdF = Tour de France / G/V = Giro/Vuelta / Reg = Regular season

GC and one-day winners:

     TdF | G/V | Reg
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 1  | 100 | 85  | 50 |
 2  | 75  | 65  | 40 |
 3  | 60  | 50  | 35 |
 4  | 55  | 45  | 30 |
 5  | 50  | 40  | 25 |
 6  | 45  | 35  | 20 |
 7  | 40  | 30  | 15 |
 8  | 35  | 26  | 10 |
 9  | 30  | 22  | 5  |
10 | 25  | 19  | 2  |
11 | 20  | 16  |    |
12 | 15  | 13  |    |
13 | 12  | 11  |    |
14 | 10  | 9   |    |
15 | 8   | 7   |    |
16 | 6   | 5   |    |
17 | 5   | 4   |    |
18 | 4   | 3   |    |
19 | 3   | 2   |    |
20 | 2   | 1   |    |

Stage winners:

    TdF | G/V | Reg
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 1  | 12 | 10  | 6  |
 2  | 10 |  8  | 5  |
 3  | 8  |  6  | 4  |
 4  | 7  |  5  | 3  |
 5  | 6  |  4  | 2  |
 6  | 5  |  3  | 1  |
 7  | 4  |  2  |    |
 8  | 3  |  1  |    |
 9  | 2  |     |    |
10 | 1  |     |    |


Doping

Points are finalised once the race organisations publishes their results. No adjustments will be made if it later emerges that a rider has failed a drugs test or if a rider has wins retrospectively removed from his palmares.

Prediction Cut-off

For most races, the generally accepted rule is that selections should be in before noon on the day of the race (exceptions made for split-stages, evening prologues etc). No GC selections will be accepted once a stage-race has begun.

Past Winners

Six editions in, no repeat winner. Will that change this year?

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    2011                           2010
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 1.  rozzer32          1534      1. Kléber            1450
 2.  Snorebens         1528      2. andyp             1390
 3.  Richrd2205        1507      3. Snorebens         1380
 4.  jp1985            1473      4. GroupOfOne        1369
 5.  Art Vandelay      1434      5. bring_back_jan    1357
 6.  ShockedSoShocked  1417      6. FJS               1352
 7.  StrawberryFields  1401      7. mididoctors       1311
 8.  andyp             1394      8. The Prodigy       1300
 9.  TheBigBean        1392      9. pb21              1286
10. camerone          1365     10. TakeTheHighRoad   1274

    2009                            2008                 
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 1.  FJS               1403       1. Richrd2205        977
 2.  andyp             1401       2. thomasmc          922
 3.  Kléber            1388       3. paul27            884
 4.  thomasmc          1364       4. redddragon        873
 5.  Bronzie           1307       5. Bronzie           848
 6.  graham56          1305       6. andyp             837
 7.  mididoctors       1297       7. Greggyr           823
 8.  scwxx77           1287       8. GroupOfOne        816
 9.  alanmcn1          1195       9. scwxx77           814
10. GroupOfOne        1186      10. LangerDan         800

    2007                            2006                 
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 1.  andyp              723       1. mangaman          817
 2.  andrewgturnbull    687       2. Dave_1            769
 3.  yace               679       3. yace              737
 4.  mangaman           631       4. iainf72           692
 5.  laurence           607       5. Timoid            668
 6.  afx237vi           599       6. andrewgturnbull   665
 7.  Noodley            592       7. MarkM             621
 8.  GroupOfOne         589       8. RichN95           568
 9.  Stephen Sorba      580       9. afx237vi          561
10. Greggyr            573      10. GroupOfOne        549


That's all, have a lucky year and enjoy the cycling!

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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby calvjones » Mon Feb 20, 2012 16:47 pm

Godsdammit I've missed you and your game Monkey!
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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby afx237vi » Mon Feb 20, 2012 16:53 pm

calvjones wrote:Godsdammit I've missed you and your game Monkey!


I've missed your wacky predictions, Jonesy!

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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby Sonny73 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 17:26 pm

Sweet, I was looking forward to this starting again this week :) good times are here again.

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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby Cal_Stewart » Mon Feb 20, 2012 17:52 pm

happy days, shame I won't be seeing again races till april
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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby rozzer32 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 17:59 pm

Yay!!

Game on bitches ;)
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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby ratsbeyfus » Mon Feb 20, 2012 20:23 pm

I love you.
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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby LeicesterLad » Tue Feb 21, 2012 09:17 am

ratsbeyfus wrote:I love you.


This.

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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby TailWindHome » Tue Feb 21, 2012 13:03 pm

Really looking forward to this after joining last year after the TDF.

Thanks for all the work in doing this AFX




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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby Fungus The Muffin Man » Tue Feb 21, 2012 19:59 pm

I might pop my PTP virginity and see if I can do any good
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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby hommelbier » Tue Feb 21, 2012 20:19 pm

Looking forward to another season of PTP but can I ask a question please.
If you know you will be away (on holiday) several days before a PTP thread is opened without guaranteed wifi, is there a best way of posting your choices before going away. ie here, by PM or by opening the PTP thread early?

Thanks

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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby TakeTheHighRoad » Tue Feb 21, 2012 20:54 pm

hommelbier wrote:... is there a best way of posting your choices before going away. ie here, by PM or by opening the PTP thread early?

Thanks


All three work, although by far the easiest is here
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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby andyjr » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:30 am

Excellent news. Am looking forward to trying to improve on last years efforts

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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby afx237vi » Wed Feb 22, 2012 13:24 pm

TakeTheHighRoad wrote:
hommelbier wrote:... is there a best way of posting your choices before going away. ie here, by PM or by opening the PTP thread early?

Thanks


All three work, although by far the easiest is here


Yeah, any of those options is fine.

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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby inkyfingers » Wed Feb 22, 2012 15:13 pm

This year I am going to destroy you all...
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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby RichN95 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 22:41 pm

I feel that I, the Cyril Dessel* of Pro Tour Pundit, am due for a big season.


(*A lucky top ten in 2006 against a weaker field and sod all since)
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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby Rick Chasey » Wed Feb 22, 2012 22:52 pm

RichN95 wrote:I feel that I, the Cyril Dessel* of Pro Tour Pundit, am due for a big season.


(*A lucky top ten in 2006 against a weaker field and sod all since)



Like it.

I'm more of a Leif Hoste. Whinges a lot, noticeable from March to April but still rubbish and totally absent the rest of the season.

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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby LeeBlas » Fri Feb 24, 2012 14:24 pm

Excellent.....so PTPer's, how do you officially enter this?

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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby LeeBlas » Fri Feb 24, 2012 14:26 pm

sorry, ignore that... just being dim and over excited!
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Re: Pro Tour Pundit 2012

Postby LeeBlas » Fri Feb 24, 2012 14:42 pm

rozzer32 wrote:Yay!!

Game on bitches ;)


That jersey is coming my way rozzer boy!!


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