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goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 14.Mar 17:04, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Oh ... that hurts EPO .... as always ... your attacks make me wanna kill myself :D
It's like my grandmother try to work me over :D

Tomas [Second Coming] Wednesday 14.Mar 17:04, 2018
11th Winter Fantasy Overall
Its on purpose :)

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 14.Mar 16:42, 2018
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
and i see that you have coded it so that the scores are saved as integers rather than float numbers, because it takes fewer bits to store then, tomas. if the data type had been float then it wouldnt have mattered if the multiplication was done before or after. either way it evens out in the long run.
(i know you wont understand the coding terminology, goon, as you struggle enough with just basic language, but google is your friend.)

Tomas [Second Coming] Wednesday 14.Mar 12:35, 2018
11th Winter Fantasy Overall
The rounding of points is my doing actually. Since the system saves the score for manager teams without any factor/multiplying. Then adds the multiplying later, when the calculations for the overall scoreboards kicks in.

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 13.Mar 20:21, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Thanks Jspear :) I'm a poet :D

Jspear [Jspear] Tuesday 13.Mar 19:34, 2018
Lol goon I love the way you word things! :p

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 13.Mar 18:56, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
And I gotta say EPO ... I'm amazed how you manage to fool the entire staff in here with your advanced words and your math formula to the least accurate point system I've ever seen :D

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 13.Mar 18:28, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
The difference between you and me EPO, is when I try to make you look stupid, you really do, and I seems smart ... but when you try to make me look stupid, it really don't sting, and the only thing you accomplishes is that you look narrow minded yourself ....

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Tuesday 13.Mar 18:02, 2018
Cheers EPO. You win some you lose some, I suppose. Should all equalise out by the seasons end, I hope.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Tuesday 13.Mar 18:02, 2018
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
the rounding is done before multiplying by 3, so thats why you were a bit unlucky agains the twins in 23rd. its just a 1 % difference really. not for the "pts %" which is pretty much identical, but their "placement %" is better as they finished higher.

inb4 goon rants about how only the pts and not the placement should matter, and so the entire peloton should be on the podium after a bunch sprint

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Tuesday 13.Mar 17:39, 2018
I realise asking this is probably going to cost me 3pts off my SC total.
How do the managers in positions 22-25 total pts convert to SC pts?

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Tuesday 13.Mar 09:15, 2018
For those who are interested, here are the start times for the TT today

Koronin [Koronin] Tuesday 13.Mar 03:14, 2018
I had 4 sprinters on this team. All but Sagan is now out of the race.

I have a very hard time picking riders I don't like. Part of why I've done poorly in picking the Tour.

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Tuesday 13.Mar 00:15, 2018
Don't think I could ever bring myself down to picking riders I dislike. Having to pick a certain rider (Most the Admins know who I mean) might just destroy my soul :D

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Tuesday 13.Mar 00:15, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Nice summary of my season :D

sker [Team Paracarri] Tuesday 13.Mar 00:09, 2018
This is an unlucky week: looks like everybody I pick ends up on the ground and with his race ruined.
I'm starting to consider to pick only the few riders I don't like in the peloton :D

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Monday 12.Mar 21:01, 2018
Iíve just finnish to watch todayís stage. Apart from my disappointment with Gaviriaís crash and Bardot delay, iím also very disappointed with race organizers!
This stage should have two winners and not only Kittel. The way Sagan avoid that crash and, specially, the way he ride the last 4 km positioning to the sprint should giving a special prize! :)

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Monday 12.Mar 14:44, 2018
I'll drop you a private message with them :)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Monday 12.Mar 14:37, 2018
What are your Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother, Stayers Hurdle, and Gold Cup selections?

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Monday 12.Mar 00:36, 2018
I do :) I have the week booked off work!

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Monday 12.Mar 00:13, 2018
Ouch. Cheers Assassin. Bet you have Cheltenham Fever big time? :)

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Sunday 11.Mar 23:22, 2018
Double crash and fractured his collarbone. Made it to the finish (in 2nd last) but will be DNS tomorrow as he is having surgery

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Sunday 11.Mar 22:48, 2018
Just noticed Wilco has disappeared from the leaderboard. Did he just succumb to the bug that took out his team mates earlier in the week? Or was it something else?

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Sunday 11.Mar 12:04, 2018
I don't think a very good ITT can be enough if you think he has Kwiato and Wilco to beat.
I think his chance will be today if he get his engine on full power.
In Scarpa's land a monstrous and courageous ride can reduce the gap or even give him the blue jersey.

Probably, this will not happen because Sky has the pole in good position but today should be a perfect day to see what their train really is capable to do.
I mean, Kyrienka, Kwiato and Froome pushing the limits before those two ascents and then G trying to make a solo one... :)

sker [Team Paracarri] Sunday 11.Mar 01:44, 2018
How unlucky is Thomas?! Mechanical in the last km and crucial 40 seconds lost. Now he neeeds a very good ITT

Koronin [Koronin] Saturday 10.Mar 21:59, 2018
Nice first win of the season as well as for Movistar for Landa. Plus it's put him into contention for the podium.

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Saturday 10.Mar 13:13, 2018
Maybe he was but a crash has ended that now. All in for Wilco for Sunweb

goon1221 [BMC] Friday 9.Mar 18:13, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Tom Dumoulin not half bad ... 24 sec behind ... maybe he is here for something after all ....

sker [Team Paracarri] Friday 9.Mar 01:11, 2018
The circuit was really one of the easiest you can imagine, just a lot of contact to take the positions. Unfortunately the crash happened in 50th position and everyboby behind was delayed.
I think it's not random that none of the more experienced GC was involved, it's an acquired skill.
Roglic is terrible for my time anyway

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Thursday 8.Mar 22:01, 2018

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Thursday 8.Mar 18:13, 2018
Yates and Roglic both lost time from the main GC men.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Thursday 8.Mar 18:08, 2018
Those three circuits around Follonica were a disaster waiting to happen.

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Thursday 8.Mar 16:46, 2018
Thanks Nathan.
Not that bad after all, still to find how much time losed...
Hope to see him kicking tomorrow, already! :)

Nathan [CT Glory] Thursday 8.Mar 16:43, 2018
He didn't crash but was held up which caused him losing time. Sadly :(

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Thursday 8.Mar 16:42, 2018
I don't know if Adam Yates is still in the race... he was involved in the crash and he disappeared from the top10...
I'm just following by cyclingnews. Someone can tell me please?.

I was surprised with only 44 managers picking him and was expecting great result because of that...
After Tejay in PN, now Adam in TA... :(

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 8.Mar 16:35, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
My first thought too ...

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 8.Mar 16:30, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Big question now is who of the climbers who didn't make it back to the peloton after the crash at 7 km to go

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 8.Mar 16:29, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
:D ... it really does .... well, if he doesn't win with this lead out, he never wins :D

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Thursday 8.Mar 16:26, 2018
I guess the fart kept the pants clean today :D

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 8.Mar 15:47, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
On the player

Tomas [Second Coming] Thursday 8.Mar 15:47, 2018
11th Winter Fantasy Overall
Where do they have race coverage without commentators?

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Thursday 8.Mar 15:45, 2018
14th Winter Fantasy Overall
I've noticed that I enjoy more and more ESP's coverage without commentating. Helicopters, wind and riders braking are pretty much the only soundscape there is but that's just great :D Much more easier to fall on sleep during the stage tho.

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 8.Mar 14:41, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
I miss the good old days when preparations was a part of commentating :D

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 8.Mar 14:39, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Our commentator thinks Michael Matthews will be a great sprinter today :D

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 8.Mar 09:01, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
I was way off in my predictions of the TTT yesterday .. BMC as winner was no surprise, even though I had SKY and Sunweb slightly ahead .... but Michelton Scott was a big positive surprise, and Lotto Jumbo a huge disappointment... Sunweb suffered from Dumoulins illness I guess ...

Todays sprint looks like a fight between Kittel, with his power train and rick Zabel, Gaveria with super leadout man Richeze and Ewan with his power train ( obviously ) and Mezgec.... no jersey chances for Ewan .. as he droped yesterday ... Michelton Scott will overtake the jersey tomorrow with Yates though ... Van Avermaet is 4 sec ahead at the moment, but tomorrows finish is one steep fucker :D perfect for 30 kg Yates :D

Let's see if Kittel finally can win a sprint today :D ... he should ...

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Wednesday 7.Mar 19:53, 2018
According to official doc it was G who crossed first :)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 7.Mar 19:30, 2018
Interestingly Sky crossed the finish line with Froome in front, thought it would of been G.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 7.Mar 16:17, 2018
Looked like crap too. Wish I had heard this earlier.

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 7.Mar 15:49, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
I hear now, Tom Dumoulin feels like crap ... and got no ambitions for this race ... too bad :(

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 7.Mar 15:39, 2018
Nathan. He speak with forked tongue. :)

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Wednesday 7.Mar 15:24, 2018
A true winning team joiner :D ;)

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 7.Mar 15:22, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Really ? ... wow .... what is he gonna do with all the money :D:D

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 7.Mar 15:03, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Isn't that typical tactic from him? Trying to cheat everybody else and then take the honors himself :D

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 7.Mar 14:57, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Nathan! ... glad you told me that ... because your team is so far from interesting to me, that I would never find out without you screaming out :)) ... weird though ... after what you told me earlyer :D

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 7.Mar 14:40, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Like i said before Il piccolo ... to trust Kittel in the sprint these days, it's like it is for a 90 year old to trust a fart ... :D

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Wednesday 7.Mar 14:30, 2018
I wanted to wedge in Bob J, but couldnít in the end. Only 7 Kittel-picks is pretty special, Iím hoping Gav has adjusted to racing in Europe again after the disappointing opening weekend he had.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 7.Mar 14:24, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Always easy to follow TTT without split times...

Nathan [CT Glory] Wednesday 7.Mar 14:12, 2018
Well goon, I dropped Dumoulin :D

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Tuesday 6.Mar 17:49, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Official start list added

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Tuesday 6.Mar 16:07, 2018
Nothing else on was there. :)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Tuesday 6.Mar 16:04, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
So somebody actually watched cycling in February? ;)

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Tuesday 6.Mar 15:56, 2018
That's just Greipel training for his race-winning late breakaway before the final bergs in RvV.

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 6.Mar 15:55, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
I didn't see the actual stage ... but when I saw Greipel ahead, I figured he got a Pinot syndrome :D ( good in TT and not in the climbs or the other way around )

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 6.Mar 15:35, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Ok .. thanks ... change back then :))

Nathan [CT Glory] Tuesday 6.Mar 15:28, 2018
He wasn't bad, he would've led the team but indeed punctured and therefore did worse than kelderman and then they made the decision that Dumoulin would ride for Kelderman, which is exactly what he did. So you can't really say he was bad. He would've been very close/won the tt if it wasn't for the puncture. But sure, your miss :)

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 6.Mar 13:42, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Yeah ... i know ... but he was bad in Abu Dhabi so ... go for Kelderman :))
PS. I know he punctured on the ITT :)

Nathan [CT Glory] Tuesday 6.Mar 11:15, 2018
The first two I understand, but Dumoulin? Nah

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 6.Mar 09:58, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Wow ... goon is starting to grow some balls here

Dumoulin ... sounds like a GT podium ... non could make it to the BMC manager team for this race :D

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