"Often the best guys are just those that can suffer longer, who don't give up." - David Millar
Alakagom & Rin Step Aside
I'll begin with the big news that Alakagom and Rin have stepped down from their Admin positions this week. Alakagom has been a big part of the Daily DB and Fantasy Betting sections in his time, whilst Rin has been a big driver of the Downloads section and Cyclist Interviews initiative. Fine examples of Admins they will be missed from their positions, but hopefully will still be around the site. Thanks guys!
Given the departure of two admins, we are currently considering whether there is need to appoint one or more new admins to help out with the site.
If you are interested in this position, please feel free to send a PM to SportingNonsense, explaining why you would make a good admin for the site, perhaps including ideas of how you would aim to contribute. - written by SN
This week has seen us catch up a bit in the Downloads section. Mentioned last week the PCM Spain Graphic Pack has been added alongside sgdannys The Next Generation DB and most recently the JESGD 2015 DB. We will continue to look for new things to add the section.
The Downloads section can be for almost anything but don't forget we also have the Shirt Database and Tips and Tricks section to enhance your PCM playing experiences. If you think your DB or Graphics Pack should be in the Downloads section send a PM to Jesleyh (or another Admin) and he'll take a look.
I don't know where to focus this update. It's October, the final month of the season, and things are reaching a thrilling conclusion across the entire game. In the PT Vesuvio leads Wikipedia by 59 points for the title! Rothaus is still trying to claw back to Volkswagen for safety.
Quickstep have pretty much sealed the PCT title. Also the guaranteed promotion spots are basically set as well, but the fight for the Top10 and the un-confirmed promotion places is tight with Gazelle in the driving seat going to back-to-back promotions. At the bottom of the PCT Boeing are pushing hard to survive just 81 points behind Hornbach. But Project: Africa chases as well, whilst Allianz must keep an eye over their shoulder.
For the CT Bonsucro are almost champions but ONCE are pushing very very hard. Risa are keeping Euskaltel moving in the chase for 5th place and the final confirmed promotion place. The battle for the Top10 is also incredibly tight with many teams knowing that could see them move up a division. The Wooden Spoon however looks destined for Live Nation at the bottom.
Story Game Summary
Let's start with the ICL. Trucking through the races puts it lightly. Already into March(!) the opening races have seen a variety of expected and surprise winners across the divisions. Currently Tachira holds focus and is an epic battle of the climbers.
Speaking of EPIC the game picked up some serious speed this week. Villella, Cannondale, leads the TDU following a well timed breakaway. Marc de Maar leads San Luis after a well timed breakaway. Edvald Boasson Hagen leads the Tour of Qatar after a blistering ITT. Lots of racing action to enjoy!
Thread of the Week
Rather than give it to one thread for the second time i'll give it to a whole sub-forum. Games has been thriving in the quiet time of the season, as it so often does. Like CycloCross? We've got a game for that. Like Eurovision? We've got a game for that. Like Chess? We've got a game for that. Like Motorsport? We've got a game for that. Like trash reality TV? We've got a game for that.