Monday, February 22, 2010

2010 FGBC Spring Classics Pool

Here we go. The most exciting vicarious race season of the year is upon us. In case you have forgotten, last year's competition was epic. Mike grabbed a huge early lead and looked to be cruising to an easy win. But then Rachel roared back and made it a very close race. But in the end, she came up short by 85 points. Good times.

We will use the same system as last year. The riders are broken down into different tiers and there are three different options for choosing teams. The top 30 finishers in each race will score points. Bigger points are up for grabs at the four monuments. For all the details, go here. But ignore the list of riders on that page. That is last year's list.

There is no entry fee. There will be no prizes. Everyone is welcome to participate. Feel free to invite others.

The list of riders for 2010 is here.

The three options are as follows:

Option 1:

1 from Tier 1
1 from Tier 2
1 from Tier 3
2 from Tier 4
2 from Tier 5
1 from Tier 6
1 from Ardennes

Option 2:

1 from Tier 2
3 from Tier 3
2 from Tier 4
2 from Tier 5
1 from Ardennes

Option 3:

4 from Tier 3
4 from Tier 4
1 from Ardennes

FYI, Mike went with option 3 last year. It was option 2 for Rachel.

Teams must be submitted by the end of the day on Friday. Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is on Saturday morning. Email them here. When submitting your team, make sure to indicate which option you used.

The 2010 Race Calendar (with monuments in bold):

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Feb. 27
Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne Feb. 28
Monte Paschi Eroica Mar. 6
Milan-San Remo Mar. 20
Dwars Door Vlaanderen Mar. 24
E3 Prijs Vlaanderen Mar. 27
Gent-Wevelgem Mar. 28
Ronde van Vlaanderen Apr. 4
Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen Apr. 7
Paris-Roubaix Apr. 11
De Brabantse Pijl Apr. 14
Amstel Gold Race Apr. 18
La Flèche Wallonne Apr. 21
Liège - Bastogne - Liège Apr. 25

Last year's results:

Mike 7275
Rachel 7190
Andy 6885
Adam 6535
Rick 6365
Chris O 6115
Ian 5840
Bill 5785
Matt 5755
David 5715
Hal 5235
Brad 5220
Paddy 5120
Chris A 5020
Donna 4680
Kevin 4575
Vic 4515
Jonny M 4440
Dallas 4240
Darryl 3970
Chris H 3815
Jonny G 3720
Luke 3520
Craig 3250
Naomi 3130

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