Wednesday, June 27, 2012

2012 FGBC Tour de France Pool

The pool is open for business. Good luck and have fun!

The Rules 

1. Pick a team of nine riders from this list and send them here. Your team must be submitted before Saturday, 7am Winnipeg time (CDT).

2. Entry into the pool is free. Save your money for the new FGBC CX Skinsuit.

3. The winner gets a pair of FGBC wool socks. You have to drink a celebratory beer from them.

4. The pool is open to anyone. Feel free to invite others to participate.

5. Points will be awarded based on the scoring system below (scroll down).

6. Any rider who is disqualified from the race for a doping violation (during the race) forfeits all his points. If he survives the race and gets busted later, you get to keep your points.

Picking Riders: Here's where a few people tend to struggle. I won't name names. Nor will I correct ineligible entries. If you want to play, pay attention to the following criteria. It is really not that hard. But it does require some basic math skills and an understanding of simple logical operators (esp. "and," "or," and "not"). Past experience suggests that Criterion #3 will be especially tricky to navigate, since it requires the simultaneous negotiation of two different lists. But I'm sure you can do it.

1. Pick two GC riders. Their combined values (the numbers to the right of the rider's name) must add up to five or more.

2. Pick two sprinters. Combined values must add up to five or more.

3. TT Men and Climbers - Pick one rider from each list. Their combined values must add up to four or more.

4. Pick one stage hunter. No math involved in this one.

5. Pick two Wild Cards. There are no values assigned to these guys. So again, no math. Just pick any two from the list.


Individual stages: 150 125 100 90 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5
Final GC: 600 500 400 350 300 275 250 225 200 175 150 135 120 105 90 75 60 45 30 15
Final Points Classification: 120 90 60 40 20
Final Mountains and Classification: 120 90 60 40 20
Final Young Rider Classification: 120 90 60 40 20


g said...

Can pool members be disqualified for doping???

The Dark Lord said...

Mondory is out. If you picked him, make sure to replace him with someone else.