Monday, April 25, 2011

Prince Dan, Vicarious Classics Hero

The real race was a bit of a yawner, with the Brothers Schleck essentially escorting Gilbert to his fourth consecutive win. The vicarious version of the race, however, featured the bold riding we missed from the leading trio on their way up the final climb into Ans. Prince Dan kicked big time ass. He took home 1530 points on the day. That is just 70 points less than Andrea tallied for the season! Winning like that is the vicarious racing equivalent of my boyfriend attacking from 40 km out and sticking it to the field. Very impressive! Olli and Miriam were a distant second and third.

So Dan wins the 2011 FGBC Spring Classics Pool. In the end, he finished 745 points ahead of Andy. Olli was third overall, another 685 points back. Darryl and Miriam rounded out the top five thanks to their solid Ardennes campaigns.

Full results and overall standings here.

Thanks for playing boys and girls. That was fun. And don't worry, your next vicarious racing fix is just a couple of weeks away. We are heading into the grand tour season. Look for the 2011 FGBC Giro d'Italia pool to be launched shortly.

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