For many years, there have been prediction games run on the Cycling News Forum and Velorooms.com in which both the price of riders, and the points available for them to win, are based on the CQ rankings. How is it that these have not been advertised here? My apologies for my part of the oversight. I see one or two familiar names in the member list here, but lots of potential new contestants too.
The riders have had a chance to do their warm-up races, and we are now 2 weeks from the northern European start to the season, which for many is where it really starts.
It is also where our Spring Classics CQ game starts.
Your team, should you accept the challenge, is to consist of 12 riders, whose CQ price at 1 January was in total no more than 3000 points in total.
You will gain points, and the attached bragging rights, according to the CQ scales and the performance of your chosen dozen in the following races:
29-Feb Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 1.UWT3
29-Feb Faun-Ardèche Classic 1.Pro
01-Mar Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne 1.Pro
01-Mar Royal Bernard Drome Classic 1.Pro
07-Mar Strade Bianche 1.UWT3
08-Mar GP Industria & Artigianato 1.Pro
18-Mar Danilith Nokere Koerse 1.Pro
19-Mar Grand Prix de Denain - Porte du Hainaut 1.Pro
20-Mar Bredene Koksijde Classic 1.Pro
21-Mar Milano-Sanremo 1.UWT1
25-Mar AG Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne 1.UWT3
27-Mar E3 BinckBank Classic 1.UWT2
29-Mar Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields 1.UWT2
01-Apr Dwars door Vlaanderen - A travers la Flandre 1.UWT3
04-Apr Gran Premio Miguel Indurain 1.Pro
05-Apr Ronde van Vlaanderen - Tour des Flandres 1.UWT1
08-Apr Scheldeprijs 1.Pro
12-Apr Paris-Roubaix 1.UWT1
15-Apr De Brabantse Pijl - La Flèche Brabançonne 1.Pro
19-Apr Amstel Gold Race 1.UWT2
19-Apr Tro-Bro Léon 1.Pro
22-Apr La Flèche Wallonne 1.UWT2
26-Apr Liège-Bastogne-Liège 1.UWT1
01-May Eschborn-Frankfurt 1.UWT3
I should manage to get an update up within 24 hours or so of each event.
You will need to get your team to me before the first of these events start, so 11am CET on 29 Feb. A PM on this forum should do the job. I will send my team to the first manager to send in their names (but not before Monday evening, as I am away for the weekend).
As ever, your efforts to submit your rider list in CQ format, with nothing else on the same line, are appreciated.
Entries so far (as of late on Friday 21st)
Last year saw a record score and a huge winning margin in this game: what will we get this time around?
Good luck to all.