PCM.daily banner
24-05-2022 19:50
Users Online
· Guests Online: 38

· Members Online: 2
abyso, Monof

· Total Members: 150,569
· Newest Member: abyso
View Thread
PCM.daily » PCM.daily's Management Game » [Man-Game] General
 Print Thread
Paris-Nice Discussion
Ad Bot
Posted on 24-05-2022 19:50
Bot Agent

Posts: Countless
Joined: 23.11.09

IP: None  


Note: There will be a profile picture with KOMs for each stage report

Welcome to the 15th edition of Paris-Nice the sun's race. The race again falls in a triple PT clash which means a lot of the best riders can't make it. Of course the start list is still far from being bad. This year's route is mostly hilly with a couple of flat stages and two ITTs. But one of the flat stages has a noticeable climb in the final part and two hilly stages could still end in a bunch sprint. The longer ITT on stage 7 has an uphill section along with the harder final two stages should mean the MO stat will be important.

With that said let's look at some of the favourites:

GC Favourites

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/iso.png Phinney857783747583
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/afr.png Bobridge698377748077
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen787580757280
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/kng.png Gidich768073777573
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/aeg.png De Bie718472767568
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/isa.png Sepulveda757775737376
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/mol.png Choi817475766874
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/gen.png Dennis747578756881
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/gzl.png Powless777278747178
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/gzl.png Geoghegan Hart787476746976

Get ready for it, we're going to talk about pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/iso.png Taylor Phinney a lot. The Isostar rider is the clear favourite here with his combination of time-trialing and climbing. Anything other than him winning would be a surprise, but let's see who can challenge him?

His top competition might come from a wildcard team as pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/afr.png Bobridge returns to challenge the PT. He's one of the top puncheurs, he can time-trial very well and hopefully for him can handle all the elevation. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen on the other hand can certainly climb and he's an excellent TTer. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/kng.png Gidich is a bit of a jack of all trades, but he will expect to lose some time in the TTs.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/aeg.png De Bie is the best puncheur, but his other skills, while not bad, simply aren't on the same level. Still he'll be hoping for stage wins and a good final GC. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/isa.png Sepulveda is another hybrid and he showed in Tasmania that these types of races suit him well. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/mol.png Choi is a strong and dependable stage racer. Climbing won't be an issue as long as he can follow the attack. Same can be said for pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/gen.png Dennis who will look to profit from the time-trials. The same can be said for Gazelle duo of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/gzl.png Powless and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/gzl.png Geoghegan Hart.


pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/evo.png Eislers7967788278
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/eav.png Van der Lijke7376718279
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/xr0.png Houle7875717978
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/afr.png Afewerki7364707980
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/isa.png Contreras7268757880
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/mos.png Stepniak7267707979
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/p4e.png Ackermann7277717780
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/tti.png Banaszek7264727779
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/map.png Silva7568707778
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/pum.png Aregger7371717877

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/evo.png Eislers is the strongest pure sprinter here and will want to bag at least one stage win. His main rival should be pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/eav.png Van der Lijke who can match the Latvians top speed. But the Dutchman will also look to make an impact on the easier hill stages, with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/xr0.png Houle and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/p4e.png Ackermann having the same idea. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/afr.png Afewerki, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/isa.png Contreras and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/mos.png Stepniak are probably the next few in line to try and surprise with a big result in a sprinter field that is not the toughest.

Prologue Specialists

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/iso.png Phinney837483
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/fes.png Vlatos817181
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/gen.png Dennis787581
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/xr0.png Schomber747681
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen807580
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/fpc.png Paillot807480
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/tti.png Yatsevich808180
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/pum.png Ganna787980
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/grm.png Würtz827879

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/iso.png Phinney is the main GC favourite, but also the favourite for the opening prologue and he'll surely want to take the race lead from the off. The main contenders should be pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/fes.png Vlatos who is here solely for the TTs. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/gen.png Dennis who is a great allrounder and might have GC ambitions as well and prologue specialist pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/xr0.png Schomber. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen is another GC rider who will look to gain time on others on day 1. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/fpc.png Paillot, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/tti.png Yatsevich, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/pum.png Ganna and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/grm.png Würtz are riders that are also capable of upsetting the American and are here primarily for the TTs.

Time-trial Specialists

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/iso.png Phinney85837483
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/grm.png Würtz67827879
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen78807580
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/fpc.png Paillot70807480
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/fes.png Vlatos52817181
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/gen.png Dennis74787581
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/gzl.png Powless77787478
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/gen.png Oliveira74787578
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/aeg.png Hepburn64797779
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/tti.png Yatsevich55808180
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/pum.png Ganna69787980

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/iso.png Phinney should be top favourite for the longer time-trial as well, but pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/grm.png Würtz did win in Tasmania and comes in with confidence he can again rain on Phinney's parade. Given that there is some climbing on the course pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/eav.png Wirtgen will look to also challenge the top 2, it's also a big GC stage for him. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/fpc.png Paillot is another rider who could excel, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/fes.png Vlatos needs to find his climbing legs or he might struggle to keep up with the others.

Full startlist:

De BieSeanAegon - Peroni
BarbinEnricoAegon - Peroni
HepburnMichaelAegon - Peroni
ZardiniEdoardoAegon - Peroni
SchädlichLucasAegon - Peroni
MinaliRiccardoAegon - Peroni
ErdenebatBilguunjargalAegon - Peroni
RobeetLudovicAegon - Peroni
ChatarungaSameeraAmaysim Cervélo
StorerMichaelAmaysim Cervélo
SchreursHamishAmaysim Cervélo
BaylyCameronAmaysim Cervélo
ScotsonCallumAmaysim Cervélo
MonkCyrusAmaysim Cervélo
GhyselinckJanAmaysim Cervélo
WohlerAlexAmaysim Cervélo
WirtgenTomEA Vesuvio
Van der LijkeNickEA Vesuvio
ValterAttilaEA Vesuvio
SmitWillieEA Vesuvio
PelikanJanosEA Vesuvio
GallFelixEA Vesuvio
WirtgenLucEA Vesuvio
GunnlaugssonKristoferEA Vesuvio
EislersIngusEvonik - ELKO
NeilandsKristsEvonik - ELKO
DzamastagicMarkEvonik - ELKO
SergisKasparsEvonik - ELKO
TvetcovSergheiEvonik - ELKO
NavardauskasRamunasEvonik - ELKO
PaillotYoannFarfetch Pro Cycling
GuerreiroRubenFarfetch Pro Cycling
TillerRasmusFarfetch Pro Cycling
Cort NielsenMagnusFarfetch Pro Cycling
BolCeesFarfetch Pro Cycling
AffiniEdoardoFarfetch Pro Cycling
Van NiekerkAidanFestina - OAKA
VlatosPanagiotisFestina - OAKA
JangGyung GuFestina - OAKA
IoannidisNikolaosFestina - OAKA
KiriakidisIoannidisFestina - OAKA
KopfaufMarkusFestina - OAKA
Geoghegan HartTaoGazelle
Van BaarleDylanGenerali
ResellErik NordsaeterGrieg-Maersk
KorsaethTruls EngenGrieg-Maersk
RodriguezOscarHuski Chocolate
HofstedeLennardHuski Chocolate
TolhoekAntwanHuski Chocolate
MeeusJordiHuski Chocolate
ChampoussinClementHuski Chocolate
ErdenesurenMunkhtulgaHuski Chocolate
SepulvedaEduardoISA - Hexacta
ContrerasEmilianoISA - Hexacta
ZakarinIlnurISA - Hexacta
SendekuGetachewISA - Hexacta
SagivGuyISA - Hexacta
RestrepoJhonatanISA - Hexacta
DlaminiNicholasISA - Hexacta
FerreyraDiego AgustinISA - Hexacta
PhinneyTaylorIsostar - Specialized
BardetRomainIsostar - Specialized
BernasPawelIsostar - Specialized
RiabushenkoAliaksandrIsostar - Specialized
RikunovPetrIsostar - Specialized
RickaertJonasIsostar - Specialized
SweenyHarryIsostar - Specialized
GidichYevgeniyKing Power
QuitaRonnilanKing Power
ManoYuttanaKing Power
FungKa HooKing Power
BeniusisJustasKing Power
HerregodtsRuneKing Power
MostovZekeKing Power
van der PoelMathieuMapei
ChoiKi HoMOL
DomagalskiKarol AndrzejMOL
CernyJosefMoser - Sygic
StepniakGrzegorzMoser - Sygic
TurekDanielMoser - Sygic
HnikKarelMoser - Sygic
OsorioJuanMoser - Sygic
DanacikJakubMoser - Sygic
BobridgeJackProject: Africa
AfewerkiEliasProject: Africa
CoppelJeromeProject: Africa
PidcockThomasProject: Africa
GirdlestoneKeaganProject: Africa
Van HeerdenEddieProject: Africa
MainKentProject: Africa
TesfomSirakProject: Africa
AckermannPascalTeam Popo4Ever p/b Nemiroff
PrevarOleksandrTeam Popo4Ever p/b Nemiroff
LaasMartinTeam Popo4Ever p/b Nemiroff
BudyakAnatoliyTeam Popo4Ever p/b Nemiroff
KanepejsDeinsTeam Popo4Ever p/b Nemiroff
BratashcukAndriiTeam Popo4Ever p/b Nemiroff
De BondtDriesTeam Popo4Ever p/b Nemiroff
AniolkowskiStanislawTeam Popo4Ever p/b Nemiroff
GannaFilippoTeam Puma - SAP
ConciNicolaTeam Puma - SAP
AreggerMarcelTeam Puma - SAP
CavagnaRemiTeam Puma - SAP
SteimleJannikTeam Puma - SAP
ZwiehoffBenTeam Puma - SAP
SchinnagelJohannesTeam Puma - SAP
BaterdeneNarankhuuTeam Puma - SAP
VlasovAlexanderTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha
YatsevichKirilTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha
KanervaJoniTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha
VorobevAntonTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha
BanaszekAlanTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha
ZubovMatveyTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha
Dal ColAndreaTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha
StrakhovDmitryTeam Tinkoff - La Datcha
HouleHugoXero Racing
Tesfaye HeyiHenokXero Racing
NovardiantoJamalidinXero Racing
StannardRobertXero Racing
NikiemaBachirouXero Racing
SchomberNilsXero Racing
ErrazkinXubanZwift Pro Cycling
NarvaezJhonatanZwift Pro Cycling
RussoClementZwift Pro Cycling
CherkasovNicolayZwift Pro Cycling
EatonDanielZwift Pro Cycling
CavendishMarkZwift Pro Cycling
VeronaCarlosZwift Pro Cycling
I guess we need to be chasing some luck here. Vlatos need to finally deliver something in the opening prologue, and maybe an outside chance for a decent result for Kopfauf.

Aidan van Niekerk is likely our go-to-guy in terms of stagesucces, but I reckon it will be a bit difficult. Seing the startlist makes me worry about Grand-Duché. That race must be packed!

Ioannidis could do a reasonable result, but I suspect he needs a very solid prologue to actually give a shit. He usually doesn't care about GC which is annoying.

Obviously not the best timetrialists but easily one of the best puncheurs. Really need De Bie to really ride aggressive in the hills trying to get rid of many better timetrialists.

Other than that maybe a good day in the TT by my duo.
Phinney will be tough to shake, but hope we can get a good TT and a good prologue from Würtz. Other than that, it's just about hanging on decent, trying to get in some breaks and see where the race takes us.

Should be interesting to see how big the gaps will be in the hillier stages. Doesn't look that hard on the profiles ...
First of all, this route might be the worst route change in PT this season. I strongly feel that the second stage race in a triple header should be for the puncheurs and between the second TT, that big mountain on s7 and making all hilly stages downhill finishes, im in no way surprised that so few puncheurs opted to race here.

Phinney here is no surprise, i actually kinda hoped that more stage racers like especially Tenorio would take the risk to go here. Considered Taaramae here too but didnt fit his RDs well.
But i gotta say that i hope that the puncheurs will take this one. A win by Bobridge, De Bie or Gidich despite the route would be pretty cool.

This is part 2 of my most questionable planning decision this season. Sending Eislers here instead of to Qatar felt like a smart decision at the time but seeing the disastruous Qatar AI and randomness, i probably should have taken that chance and hope for an upset.
The idea why i sent him here was that it was obvious that the sprinter startlist would be weak af here and i gambled on the idea that some of the hilly downhill finishes could end in a mass sprint and that his mo/hi/res combo would be perfect to make the reduced groups. The idea was that the leadout could be Tvetcov - Dzamastagic - Eislers but Tvetcov might be treated as a GC leader too.

But if the idea doesnt work out, my planning could look really foolish.
A Big Thank You To All MG Reporters!

Well it may not be the classic hill stage race within the triple, but that's undoubtedly a good thing for me. Wirtgen's GC hopes very much enhanced, while potentially some more opportunity for Van der Lijke.
I wonder what Bobridge will be able to do here. Some stages look a bit mountainy and he has limited support as part of the squad is here for the XP gain.
Manager of
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afr.png Project: Africa pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afr.png
Let's hope Phinney gets back to his normal self in the ITTs, then we're bound to have a great race. He's looked good in uphilll finishes with his sprint stat, so this should be a fun race for him. Let's hope he can dominate as we hope he does, then the trip was worthwile and skipping GTs again pais off.
ICL20 // Euskaltel Story // Can't Slow Down // 21 and Done // Dreams of a Viper

since 2018: Radsim'05: Astana
Most Improved Team 2018 & 2019 // Manager of the Year 2018, 2019 & 2020

PCM.daily Awards:
Most Improved Member '16 // MG New Manager '16 // Thread of the Year (PCT Roundtable Analysis) '17 '18 '19 // Most Helpful Member '18 '19 '20 // MG Team of the Year (Isostar - Adriatic) '18 // MG Manager of the Year '18 '19 // Member of the Year '19

RSM-news/PCM.daily 2019 DB Updates: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4
PCM.daily DB 2020 Updates: 1 // 2 // 3
PCM.daily Expansion Pack for PCM20 Updates: 1 // 1.5 // 1.8
Vlatos as underwhelming as always, but atleast he scored 2 points this time. Both Ioannidis and Kiriakidis did alright though. Hopefully they can survive the hills to fight for some depth points.

Shockingly poor from Würtz, but we've had the TT gods with us so far this season. To miss out on a TT that's a bit too short for Würtz and on a day where Phinney looked unbeatable is not that bad. The next TT should suit him better, so hopefully he can be closer to Phinney there.

Now let's join the breaks, guys!
Yes! Great to come back like this in the 2nd TT. Now let's hope Phinney can dominate from here on to justify this planning.
ICL20 // Euskaltel Story // Can't Slow Down // 21 and Done // Dreams of a Viper

since 2018: Radsim'05: Astana
Most Improved Team 2018 & 2019 // Manager of the Year 2018, 2019 & 2020

PCM.daily Awards:
Most Improved Member '16 // MG New Manager '16 // Thread of the Year (PCT Roundtable Analysis) '17 '18 '19 // Most Helpful Member '18 '19 '20 // MG Team of the Year (Isostar - Adriatic) '18 // MG Manager of the Year '18 '19 // Member of the Year '19

RSM-news/PCM.daily 2019 DB Updates: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4
PCM.daily DB 2020 Updates: 1 // 2 // 3
PCM.daily Expansion Pack for PCM20 Updates: 1 // 1.5 // 1.8
Shocking Pfft
Congrats cro!

Tomorrow is where it really counts for us.
Guess I should have loaned out Houle and kept Pidcock, he’s obviously a better sprint option Rolling Eyes So stupid
30/12/14 - matt17br said "Sutty's birthday is more important than [Jesus' Birthday]"
24/2/21 - kandesbunzler said “I don’t drink famous people.”
22/07/21 - quadsas said "I admire you [jandal] so much as a manager, squad builder and a person"

[ICL] Santos-Euskadi | The Life And Times | [For real doomed] i.imgur.com/c85NSl6.png Xero Racing
[CX] Listerijns & Kiwis

4x i.imgur.com/wM6Wok5.png x4

Yeeeeesssssssss. I'm so glad about this victory. First of all, it's the first sign that Eislers can deliver with his new max stats. Secondly, we won the stage despite having a leadout train which is really promising too. And finally, I'm just super glad that the decision to go to P-N over Qatar doesnt leave me entirely empty-handed Grin
A Big Thank You To All MG Reporters!

De Bie did well in his prologue. Already shown by only losing a very few seconds to both 79 time trialists, who got like 40-70 area...disappointing performance by those.

Robeet seems to like breakaways which is nice to see as this alraedy gave some KoM points this season for a late support signing only.

Nice to see Minali sprinting as well. Not having high expectations or any points by him. But always nicer to see someone going for top15 than not sprinting at all.

Congrats Croatia and Evonik. 2 favourite wins is nice to see.
And thanks for the reports.
A bit disappointing to be marked as 5th when it looked like a clear 3rd on the line. At least Wirtgen has now positioned himself into the U25 jersey.
Very nice to see the favourite win in two stages in a row indeed. Congratulations to Croatia and knockout!
Annoyed that your leadout doesn't work? Just get yourself a Dzamastagic, easy fix Pfft
Congrats on the win, knockout! Plan perfectly executed.
Nice to see Eislers with the win. Congrats mate!

Nothing for us but that was to be expected.

Jump to Forum:
Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Tour of America - Discussion [Cont-Man-Game] General 147 24-05-2022 14:44
Tour of Northern Europe - Discussion [Man-Game] General 21 24-05-2022 09:32
ICL21 - Transfer Discussion Story Games 60 22-05-2022 10:52
Euskal Bizikleta Discussion [Cont-Man-Game] General 40 22-05-2022 08:12
PCM.daily Stat Discussion PCM 21: PCM.daily Projects 132 22-05-2022 07:43


Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest content
Fantasy Betting
Current bets:
No bets available.
Best gamblers:
bullet nobeer 2,325 PCM$
bullet jaxika 1,700 PCM$
bullet jseadog1 1,652 PCM$
bullet dominox 1,625 PCM$
bullet fighti... 1,505 PCM$

bullet Main Fantasy Betting page
bullet Rankings: Top 100
ManGame Betting
Current bets:
No bets available.
Best gamblers:
bullet Ollfardh 2,800 PCM$
bullet SotD 2,155 PCM$
bullet baseball... 1,936 PCM$
bullet Marcovdw 1,800 PCM$
bullet jseadog1 1,700 PCM$

bullet Main MG Betting page
bullet Get weekly MG PCM$
bullet Rankings: Top 100
Render time: 3.72 seconds