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Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Wednesday 2.May 19:48, 2018

1) Use OpenOffice
2) I'll be over for fun in the draft-weekend in June plus Fantasy Tour instead

Tomas [Second Coming] Wednesday 2.May 19:45, 2018
6th Winter Fantasy Overall
@Partykjeppen: also it should be sorted by round times. Not something wierdo as now. It already tricked me once with Team Sunweb :)

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Wednesday 2.May 19:41, 2018
Let the game begin!
Ready and fit :)

P.S. Funny the diferences even in Europe, only... Partykjeppen already putting kids in bed while here she came home only 1 hour ago, she's on sofa watching Mickey Mouse and, still, has dinner and a one or two draws before go to sleep... :)

Tomas [Second Coming] Wednesday 2.May 19:39, 2018
6th Winter Fantasy Overall
@Partykjeppen: regarding spreadsheet: we don't have Microsoft Office at FC HQ. So I'm gonna sent a formal complain about it not being in an open source special edition.

Tomas [Second Coming] Wednesday 2.May 19:35, 2018
6th Winter Fantasy Overall
@Andy: I'll throw in a bonus; and let you pick the color yourself.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 2.May 19:35, 2018
1st Winter Fantasy Overall
using spreadsheet for the first time.
ready to draft 2 top favorites who will both DNF like last year

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 2.May 19:32, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Payment good enough :D

Tomas [Second Coming] Wednesday 2.May 19:32, 2018
6th Winter Fantasy Overall
I'll run down and fetch you a Bulmers if you manage to orchestra round 1 like a champ.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 2.May 19:26, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Do I get 10 extra Gadrets for that?

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Wednesday 2.May 19:26, 2018
Putting the kids to bed now. Andy - can you post riders for first round unless I post here by 19:40?

Tomas [Second Coming] Wednesday 2.May 19:24, 2018
6th Winter Fantasy Overall
Oh. Nice :)

Tomas [Second Coming] Wednesday 2.May 19:24, 2018
6th Winter Fantasy Overall
Everything should be set up her now. We use the message board linked from the Giro Fantasy in the top menu.

Only two things I dont like here now.
1. PartyKjeppen not attending FC HQ for banters #KjeppenStaysHome
2. Epo not signed up. #EpoOnADate?

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 2.May 19:23, 2018
1st Winter Fantasy Overall

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 2.May 19:21, 2018
The bromance over?

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Wednesday 2.May 19:19, 2018
Well in time before the first round closes then. sylv :)

sylvainm [sylvainm] Wednesday 2.May 19:11, 2018
I wont be there before 19h40/45

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Wednesday 2.May 19:03, 2018
I'm not getting Polanc at all. Shock Horror

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Wednesday 2.May 19:02, 2018
40 min from the time of ur message would be 19:39 John. Let's not go there again...... :D Love u really

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Wednesday 2.May 18:59, 2018
So 40min from now? Should make it :)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 2.May 18:56, 2018
Polanc for 83 Assassin?

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 2.May 18:55, 2018
Don't know how I am going to manage to watch all the cycling this weekend. Spoilt for choice. Both Yorkshire and Giro covered from start to finish, every day on British TV.

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Wednesday 2.May 18:53, 2018
13 quality teams and my team which will cross the WankPheasantry borderline

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Wednesday 2.May 18:34, 2018
Giro only has one medium mountain stage this year?!? Heresy.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 2.May 18:29, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Nice special message

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Wednesday 2.May 18:27, 2018
Helper spreadsheet with all riders, time of auction round and calculating your max offer can be found here:

If you write something column D for every rider which has been taken, you can filter for untaken rider as the auction goes on.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 2.May 18:25, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Interesting to see what happens to price with same budget and 1 rider less on teams

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 2.May 18:19, 2018
Eight man teams, and looking like fourteen managers. Should be very strong line ups.

sylvainm [sylvainm] Wednesday 2.May 18:09, 2018
What helper spreadsheeet?

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Wednesday 2.May 17:03, 2018
Ofc... :)

Nathan [CT Glory] Wednesday 2.May 16:25, 2018
I use it every time so that is a yes

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Wednesday 2.May 13:24, 2018
Great, sylv.

Has anyone ever had any use for the helper-spreadsheet I've made earlier?

sylvainm [sylvainm] Wednesday 2.May 13:05, 2018
I'm in

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Wednesday 2.May 11:15, 2018
Late arrival triple-J penciled in to buy all of Trek at a pittance.

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Wednesday 2.May 10:20, 2018
Depends on if I can make it home on time tonight.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Wednesday 2.May 09:54, 2018
Dangit - I drank my Bulmer'ss for tonight yesterday :'(

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Tuesday 1.May 20:32, 2018
No newcomers interested? Nothing to it really. One evening of good fun on Wednesday, that's it.

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Tuesday 1.May 19:17, 2018
what about sylvaimn, triple J, the balkan tigers, bartvelo?..

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Tuesday 1.May 19:10, 2018
No EPO? :O

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Tuesday 1.May 00:29, 2018

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Monday 30.Apr 21:07, 2018
U forgot the Flying Finn :D

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Monday 30.Apr 21:00, 2018
I currently have the following entrants:

Remi/LSK/Italian Stallion

Which means we should round up 5-6 more to make it properly competitive. I've texted Ole/Rockets and Twittered Tank/Arjan. Who else of the regulars are we missing - plus anyone have a mate who should be a good fit?

Expecting EPO to sign on any minute, by the way.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 30.Apr 14:52, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Nizzolo! The same rider as some was laughing at me afterI dropped him for my #FreeLanda team in an other fantasy game. Can't say I regret.

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Monday 30.Apr 13:47, 2018
Trek placed dead last as punishment for making me fork out 22 Gadrets for Nizzolo last year. I fully expect PartyFinn to spend at least 15 on securing Eg.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 30.Apr 13:44, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Trek in last so those who hasn't got big rider can get Laurent Didier for 83?

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Monday 30.Apr 13:15, 2018
Too bad, sker! Here are the auction rounds - I've tried to make it balanced so that people will have to be careful with their finances throughout:

Round 1 19:40-19:55 AG2R, Team Sky, Androni Sidermec
Round 2 20:05-20:20 Astana, Bahrain-Merida, Bardiani - CSF
Round 3 20:30-20:45 BMC, Team Sunweb, Israel Cycling Academy
Round 4 20:55-21:10 UAE, FDJ, Willier-Triestina p/b Kuba's climbing abilites
Round 5 21:20-21:35 Lotto-Soudal, Michelton-Scott, Movistar
Round 6 21:45-22:00 Quick-Step, Dimension Data, Team EF p/b Vaughters' ego and MBA
Round 7 22:10-22:25 Katusha, Lotto-Jumbo, Trek-Segafredo, Bora-Hansgrohe
Bonus round 22:25 until finished

sker [Team Paracarri] Monday 30.Apr 02:44, 2018
24th Winter Fantasy Overall
Would love to join but I won't be at home the evening of the auction, so I have to skip this one

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Sunday 29.Apr 23:49, 2018
Good to see the initial flurry of responses, I'll try to whip in the remaning entrants over the next days. Posting times and composition of auction rounds tomorrow :)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Tuesday 24.Apr 15:03, 2018
I'm in.

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Tuesday 24.Apr 10:28, 2018
I will try to cool myself... :D

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Tuesday 24.Apr 09:52, 2018
Only thing I would be willing to spend 82 on would be to keep Francisco from failing by buying Tejay again, but I'll have to save that strategy for another Fantasy-GT :)

Kristian-K [Green Bullet Cycling] Tuesday 24.Apr 08:47, 2018
12th Winter Fantasy Overall

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Tuesday 24.Apr 08:36, 2018
26th Winter Fantasy Overall

Remi [LSK Cycling] Tuesday 24.Apr 06:25, 2018
17th Winter Fantasy Overall

ritlefant [Ritlefant] Tuesday 24.Apr 00:09, 2018

Nathan [CT Glory] Tuesday 24.Apr 00:07, 2018

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Monday 23.Apr 23:35, 2018
83 is the Solution always

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 23.Apr 23:34, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
83 on Polanc beats the ridiculous low 82 to Nicoboy

Tomas [Second Coming] Monday 23.Apr 23:34, 2018
6th Winter Fantasy Overall
Second Coming ready to fight for peace, love, podiums and (Bert-Jan) Lindemans.

Assassin [Troy The Trader] Monday 23.Apr 23:34, 2018
I'm ready to break the wage record on Polanc again. Count me in.

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Monday 23.Apr 23:23, 2018
Same budget and one less rider.
I guess the auctions will be even crazier, this year!
Can’t wait for... :)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 23.Apr 23:18, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
I'm of course ready to defend my victory. Already made a 82 Gadrets bid on Nico Vinz

Francisco [K92-Team Neverland] Monday 23.Apr 23:16, 2018
Bonjour our great leader! :D
I was so much expecting this! :)

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Monday 23.Apr 23:12, 2018
Bongiorno gregarios!

Now that the long afterparty of Het Volk is over, it's more or less time for the second proper highlight of the year - the Giro! That also means the first special fantasy-competition of the year.

Format is as follows:
Up to 20 managers can enter
Managers have 90 Gadrets to complete an 8 man squad from the competing riders
Riders are signed in auctions where the highest bid wins
A rider can only be signed by one team
Riders earn points for their teams per the First Cycling-formula for Grand Tours
Unused Gadrets give points too
The squad with the most points at the end of the race wins

More details here on rules and points here:

Team composition and results from last year's Fantasy Giro here, Andy winning with one of the weakest teams ever :)

This auction for this year's Fantasy Giro will be held on Wednesday 2nd of May from 19:40 and will take about 2,5 hours to complete. I'll post times and composition for the auction rounds in advance.

You enter by posting here - no-shows will be punished by either having to be guinea pig for Pippo Pozzato as he trains to be a tattoist, or having to tell John Degenkolb that his hairline is starting to receede faster than Matteo Trentin's.

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