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PCM.Daily Grand High Wizard Contest 2017
AbhishekLFC
Hello AGAIN!!

Predicted the Kruijswijk-Lotto melt-down in the Giro last year? Went out on a limb and backed Chaves to win the Il Lombardia? Bet all your savings on Matthew Hayman and became a millionaire? Bet your life on Froome running up Mount Ventoux? You didn’t?? Well, here’s your chance to make things right in 2017.

After a successful Season 1, Jandal and I bring back to you Season 2 of our prediction game – PCM.Daily Grand High Wizard Contest. We will cover all of the extended UCI calendar and bring to you some new offerings, like year-long predictions and rankings based on type of races. Can Marcovdw defend his title, or will we crown a new champion in 2017? Join in to be part of the action.

Feel free to comment in the thread if you are interested. We will start off the game with the Tour Down Under, the first race in the UCI World Tour calendar, which is just a week away. The Rules and the World Tour calendar for 2017 are given below.

To catch-up with Season 1, follow this link.

Cheers Grin

RULES

The game is divided into three sections:
• Grand Tours
• Monuments & World Championships
• World Tour Races and Classics

Grand Tours
Pick 5 rides for the GC. If your selection finishes in any of the top 5 positions, you get points. Taking the example of the 2016 Vuelta, if you guessed the finishing positions as Quintana, Froome, Contador, S. Yates and Chaves, you get points for Quintana, Froome, Contador and Chaves.
Further, for the GTs, you select the winners of each classification (one rider only). If you get it right, you get points.

Scoring
• GC – 40, 20, 15, 10, 5 for 1st to 5th positions, respectively (exact guesses not required).
• Getting the top 5 correct doubles your points for the GC.
• 40 points for correctly guessing each of the other classifications.
• Getting all winners correct, i.e. GC, KOM, Points and Young Rider, doubles your overall points for that GT.
• A total of 600 points to be won per race.

Monuments and World Championships
Pick 3 riders for the race. If your selection finishes in any of the top 3 positions, you get points. Taking the example of last season’s LBL, if your selection was Rui Costa, Albasini and Barguil, you get points for Costa and Albasini.

Scoring
• 40, 20, 10 for 1st to 3rd positions, respectively (exact guesses not required).
• Getting the top 3 correct doubles your points for that race.
• A total of 140 points to be won per race.

World Tour Stage Races and Classics
Rules are the same as the monuments, just the points are less.

Scoring
• 20, 10, 5 for 1st to 3rd positions, respectively (exact guesses not required).
• Getting the top 3 correct doubles your points for that race.
• A total of 70 points to be won per race.

Besides these, there will one (or more) bonus question for each race, which will be worth some points (to be decided at the time of asking). Also, you are encouraged to provide a ‘Story of the Race’ comment to your guesses. This is to make things interesting and get the others in on your thought process. Any other comments for the upcoming races are welcome.

WHAT'S NEW

We introduce a new section called Season Long Predictions for Season 2 of Grand High Wizard. There will be set a questions updated at intervals with a previously mentioned deadline. These questions will carry extra points and will reward the players for their farsightedness. Keep following the next post in this thread to keep track of the Season Long Predictions as they are posted. We will, off course, let everyone know when a new set of questions are posted.


FORMAT FOR ENTRIES

For GTs
Rider 1:
Rider 2:
Rider 3:
Rider 4:
Rider 5:
KOM:
Points:
Young Rider:
Bonus:

For Other Races
Rider 1:
Rider 2:
Rider 3:
Bonus:

Post your entries in this format in the thread itself. This will help keep things transparent.


WORLD TOUR CALENDAR
Start DateEnd Date
Race
Type of Race
17-Jan22-JanTour Down UnderStage Race
29-JanCadel Evans Great Ocean Road RaceClassic
23-Feb26-FebAbu Dhabi TourStage Race
25-FebOmloop Het NieuwsbladClassic
4-MarStrade BiancheClassic
5-Mar12-MarParis-NiceStage Race
8-Mar14-MarTirreno-AdriaticoStage Race
18-MarMilan-San RemoClassic
20-Mar26-MarVolta Ciclista a CatalunyaStage Race
22-MarDwars door VlaanderenClassic
24-MarE3 HarelbekeClassic
26-MarGent-WevelgemClassic
2-AprRonde Van VlaanderenClassic
3-Apr8-AprVolta Ciclista al Pais VascoStage Race
9-AprParis-RoubaixClassic
16-AprAmstel Gold RaceClassic
19-AprLa Fleche WalloneClassic
23-AprLiege-Bastogne-LiegeClassic
25-Apr30-AprTour de RomandieStage Race
1-MayRund um den FinanzplatzClassic
5-May28-MayGiro d'ItaliaStage Race
14-May20-MayAmgen Tour of CaliforniaStage Race
4-Jun11-JunCriterium DauphineStage Race
10-Jun18-AugTour de SuisseStage Race
1-Jul23-JulTour de FranceStage Race
29-JulClasica San SebastienClassic
29-Jul4-AugTour de PologneStage Race
30-JulRideLondon-Surrey ClassicClassic
7-Aug13-AugEneco TourStage Race
19-Aug10-SepVuelta a EspanaStage Race
20-AugCyclassics HamburgClassic
27-AugBretagne Classic - Ouest FranceClassic
8-SepGrand Prix Cicliste de QuebecClassic
10-SepGrand Prix Cicliste de MontrealClassic
TBAWorld Championships - TTTWC
TBAWorld Championships - ITTWC
TBAWorld Championships - RRWC
7-OctIl LombardiaClassic
10-Oct15-OctPresidential Tour of TurkeyStage Race
19-Oct24-OctTour of GuangxiStage Race


CURRENTLY ACTIVE

Edited by AbhishekLFC on 19-06-2017 10:41
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YEAR LONG PREDICTIONS


RULES

Questions will be posted in Sets at regular intervals during the season. The points associated to every question will be mentioned in the Set. Send in your answers as a reply in the thread. The deadline for entries of each Set will also be mentioned when they are posted.


QUESTIONS

Set 1

1.Who will win UCI WT Rankings?
2.Who will win the CQ Rankings?
3.Who will win Giro d’Italia?
4.Who will win Tour de France?
5.Who will win Vuelta a Espana?
6.Who will win Milan-San Remo?
7.Who will win Ronde Van Vlaanderen?
8.Who will win Paris-Roubaix?
9.Who will win Liege-Bastogne-Liege?
10.Who will win Il Lombardia?
11.Who will be the highest scoring U25 rider in the WT Rankings?
12.Which WT rider will win the most WT stages?
13.Which WT team will win the most WT Race Team Classifications?
14.Predict a rider to retire at the end of the year (not already announced).
15.Predict a transfer for next year (not already announced).

Questions 1-10 carry 50 points each.
Questions 11-13 carry 75 points each.
Questions 14-15 carry 25 points each.

Entries closed for Set 1.

Set 2 - Classics Set

The following races are being considered here for the classics set - Milan-San Remo, Dwars door Vlaanderen, E3 Harelbeke, Gent-Wevelgem, Ronde Van Vlaanderen, Paris-Roubaix, Amstel Gold Race, La Fleche Wallone and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

1.Who will have a better classics campaign - Sagan or Van Avermaet?
2.Who will have the best classics campaign besides Sagan and GVA (might even be better than them)?
3.Will any rider win more than one race? If yes, who?
4.Will Valverde win any of Amstel Gold Race, La Fleche Wallone and Liege-Bastogne -Liege.
5.Which WT team will be most successful in these classics races (most wins)? In case of ties, all answers will given points).

Questions 1,2,4 and 5 carry 25 points each.
Question 3 carries 40 points (15+25), and part points will be awarded.

Entries closed for Set 2.


Set 3 - Grand Tours Set

The following races are being considered here for the Grand Tours set - Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana.

1.Which rider will win the most Grand Tour stages this year? (currently Fernando Gaviria, 4 stage wins)
2.Which team will win the most Grand Tour stages this year? (currently Quickstep)
3.Which rider will finish highest in the GC in their home Grand Tour (currently Vicenzo Nibali, 3rd in Giro)?
4.Which rider, eligible for U25s classification, will finish highest in the GC in their home Grand Tour (currently Davide Formolo, 10th in Giro)?
5.Which rider from a Pro Continental team will finish highest in the GC in a Grand Tour? (current Jan Hirt, 12th in Giro)

Questions 1, 2 and 4 25 points each.
Question 3 carries 15 points.
Question 5 carries 40 points.

Entries closed for Set 3.

Edited by AbhishekLFC on 30-06-2017 07:16
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LEADERBOARD

NameRaces EnteredBonusesTotal Points
Raziz24270780
Selwink24285765
purepasd24210735
jandal723260695
Marcovdw24185690
AbhishekLFC23200655
Aquarius18160640
emre9923200595
Croatia1424140320
Ian Butler650245
Luxemburger790165
Squire460100
trekbmc200


SEASON PROGRESS

RaceType of RaceWinner
Tour Down UnderStage Racejandal7, purepasd
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road RaceClassicAbhishekLFC, Raziz, Marcovdw
Abu Dhabi TourStage RaceMarcovdw, emre99, jandal7, AbhishekLFC
Omloop Het NieuwsbladClassicemre99
Strade BiancheClassicjandal7
Paris-NiceStage Racejandal7, Raziz, luxemburger, Squire
Tirreno-AdriaticoStage Racepurepasd, Squire, Aquarius97
Milan-San RemoClassicemre99, selwink, purepasd, jandal7, Raziz, AbhishekLFC, luxemburger, Aquarius97
Volta Ciclista a CatalunyaStage RaceRaziz
Dwars door VlaanderenClassicCroatia14
E3 HarelbekeClassicMarcovdw, jandal7
Gent-WevelgemClassicRaziz
Ronde Van VlaanderenClassicjandal7
Volta Ciclista al Pais VascoStage RaceAbhishekLFC, Aquarius97
Paris-RoubaixClassicMarcovdw, selwink, purepasd, jandal7, Raziz, Aquarius97
Amstel Gold RaceClassicemre99, Marcovdw, AbhishekLFC
La Fleche WalloneClassicemre99, Marcovdw, purepasd, Raziz, AbhishekLFC
Liege-Bastogne-LiegeClassicSelwink, Purepasd, Raziz, Aquarius97
Tour de RomandieStage Raceemre99, Purepasd
Rund um den FinanzplatzClassicPurepasd, Croatia14, Aquarius97
Giro d'ItaliaStage RaceIan Butler
Amgen Tour of CaliforniaStage RaceAquarius97
Criterium DauphineStage RaceAquarius97
Tour de SuisseStage RaceMarcovdw, Raziz
Tour de FranceStage Race
Clasica San SebastienClassic
Tour de PologneStage Race
RideLondon-Surrey ClassicClassic
Eneco TourStage Race
Vuelta a EspanaStage Race
Cyclassics HamburgClassic
Bretagne Classic - Ouest FranceClassic
Grand Prix Cicliste de QuebecClassic
Grand Prix Cicliste de MontrealClassic
World Championship - TTTWC
World Championship - ITTWC
World Championship - RRWC
Il LombardiaClassic
Presidential Tour of TurkeyStage Race
Tour of GuangxiStage Race

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jandal7
Obviously in Pfft Back to claim the top step after being pipped to the line by Marco last season AngryPfft
30/12/14 - matt17br said "Sutty's birthday is more important than [Jesus' Birthday]"
17/05/17 - Paul23 said "Coquard will help Froome win the Tour"


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in, i missed a lot of races last year, hope that will not happen. Grin
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Marcovdw
My first predicition will be that teh Tour of Qatar will be cancelled Pfft

Obviously in to defend my title!
 
AbhishekLFC
Marcovdw wrote:
My first predicition will be that teh Tour of Qatar will be cancelled Pfft

Obviously in to defend my title!

It already is!! Nice spot Wink. Calendar updated.

Defending champion's laying down the marker already!
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AbhishekLFC
Rules and the Calendar have been updated in the first post of this thread. Please comment in the thread or PM me or Jandal in case of any queries.
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purepasd
Count me in as well Smile
 
Luxemburger
I'm in
Kirchen's second account according to Spilak23, 21-07-2016 17:16
 
Selwink
I'll join as well. I can't fully guarantee that I always pay enough attention or have enough time, but I'll try my best.
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AbhishekLFC
Good to see the interest levels Smile

The first set of questions for the Year Long Predictions will be up later today or tomorrow at the latest. The rules for the same will be explained as well.

For everyone who haven't expressed interest yet, remember you can join the game at any point in the season. Given the high points on offer in the prestigious races, you can catch up easily, even if you miss a couple of races.
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trekbmc
Was a fun game last year and I'll be in again. Smile
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AbhishekLFC
The first set of questions for the Year Long Predictions have been posted here.

Please send in your entries before the deadline (mentioned in the post).
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The predictions for the Tour Down Under can now be made.

Bonus Question: How many stages will Peter Sagan podium? (20 points)

Thank you Jandal for the question Smile

Make your predictions by posting in the thread itself. The format for entries is given below:
Rider 1:
Rider 2:
Rider 3:
Bonus:

The deadline for entries is Midnight (12 AM), Tuesday, 17th January, GMT.
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emre99
Rider 1:Sagan
Rider 2:Gerro
Rider 3:Porte
Bonus: 4
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Marcovdw
Rider 1: Simon Gerrans
Rider 2: Rohan Dennis
Rider 3: Richie Porte
Bonus: 2
 
Selwink
For the year-long contest

1. Peter Sagan
2. There are no UCI CQ rankings Pfft (though Sagan will win CQ ranking)
3. Nairo Quintana
4. Chris Froome
5. Alejandro Valverde
6. Michael Matthews
7. Greg van Avermaet
8. Lars Boom
9. Warren Barguil
10. Vincenzo Nibali
11. Julian Alaphilippe
12. Mark Cavendish
13. Movistar
14. Bram Tankink
15. Kristoffer Halvorsen -> LottoNL

TDU
Rider 1: Simon Gerrans
Rider 2: Richie Porte
Rider 3: Sergio Henao
Bonus: 3

No story of the race for me yet, maybe I'll do so at some later point this season.
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AbhishekLFC
Selwink wrote:
2. There are no UCI CQ rankings Pfft (though Sagan will win CQ ranking)

Noted. Post edited Smile

If anyone wants to join, remember you can do so at any time. Just make sure you take note of which part of the game is currently active.

Keep those predictions coming!!
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1.Who will win UCI WT Rankings?
Peter Sagan
2.Who will win the UCI CQ Rankings?
Peter Sagan
3.Who will win Giro d’Italia?
Nairo Quintana
4.Who will win Tour de France?
Chris Froome
5.Who will win Vuelta a Espana?
Fabio Aru
6.Who will win Milan-San Remo?
Peter Sagan
7.Who will win Ronde Van Vlaanderen?
Peter Sagan
8.Who will win Paris-Roubaix?
Sep Vanmarcke
9.Who will win Liege-Bastogne-Liege?
Daniel Martin
10.Who will win Il Lombardia?
Vincenzo Nibali
11.Who will be the highest scoring U25 rider in the WT Rankings?
Bob Jungels
12.Which WT rider will win the most WT stages?
Nacer Bouhanni
13.Which WT team will win the most WT Race Team Classifications?
Movistar
14.Predict a rider to retire at the end of the year (not already announced).
Aberto Contador
15.Predict a transfer for next year (not already announced).
Primoz Roglic -> UAE
 
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