August 01, 2007

Fantasy Tour 2007: In amongst all the scandal, there was actually a race in there somewhere. So congratulations to qbert72, the winner of the inaugural fantasy Tour de France!

posted by afx237vi to fantasy at 08:33 AM - 5 comments

Fleur de Lys: 5146 Le Grand Costanza: 4101 Afx Argonauts: 4061 The Bazooka Joes: 3341

posted by afx237vi at 08:35 AM on August 01, 2007

Thank you afx237vi! Full standings and team riders for the curious My "Sprinters suck!" strategy paid off in the end. That and Sébastien Chavanel. What a deal he was at 2 dollars. I'm actually 387th on the global leaderboard, which is not that bad. The overall winner had a prescient selection. If I had taken Boonen as my wild card, or if Rabobank weren't so afraid of bad publicity and had let Rasmussen win the thing, who knows where I may have ended up. Then again, as we say in French: avec des si, on mettrait Paris en bouteille. I'm wondering how Velogames decided to leave points on for riders excluded or forfeiting.

posted by qbert72 at 08:50 AM on August 01, 2007

I can see leaving Rasmussen his points, but I'm surprised Vino kept his. Of course he's taking the Landis course and challenging the lab's findings. Who knows how, or when (Landis' arbitration hearing still isn't closed.) that'll finally be figured out.

posted by apoch at 10:47 AM on August 01, 2007

Did anyone do a drug test on qbert? *rides away on a tricycle, narrowly missing a French poodle*

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:20 AM on August 01, 2007

If I'm not mistaken, this selection was the optimal selection within the game's rules. It would have netted over 10 000 points, litterally smoking everyone else. Mauricio Soler, the crazy little climber (who was categorized as a cheap domestique by VeloGames), gave the highest return. Sprinter Sébastien Chavanel (also miscategorized by VeloGames as a lowly domestique) gave the second highest yield.

posted by qbert72 at 12:27 PM on August 01, 2007

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