Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Polemica! Or, Not So Fast, Randy

First of all, this is not 'Nam. This is vicarious racing. There are rules. Specifically, there is Rule #3. It reads as follows:
3) Any rider who is disqualified from the race forfeits all his points. But only if he's caught during the race. Take your chances.
Let us also remember that a certain Danilo Di Luca was tossed from the race last Friday. He was caught with EPO in flowing through his veins for, like, the millionth time.

This should have led us to determine which, if any, of the teams in the pool had selected the notorious Killer. But we did not. We were at the Spring Ride. We have gone back and checked now though. It turns out Jonny G chose Di Luca. No surprise there. He's always had a special spot in his heart for the shadier types. But there was one other team who had Di Luca on its roster--Randy's! This means that both Jonny and Randy forfeit the 270 points the Killer earned before he was busted. And here's where it gets really interesting. Before we caught the mistake, Randy's margin of victory over Prince Dan was 244 points. So with the application of Rule #3, it turns out that Dan, not Randy, is the champion of the 2013 FGBC Giro d'Italia Pool--by just 26 points. Crazy stuff!

Sorry about the confusion, boys and girls. And thanks to King Andy and his eagle eye for drawing attention to this rather significant oversight. It takes a village.

Check out the corrected final standings here.


The Dark Lord said...

And the other thing to note is that Jonny's loss of 270 points moves him into last place, behind Todd.

g said...

Yesssss. mission accomplished.

Todd Macyk said...


I find it patently unfair that Jonny can usurp my position in the cellar on the basis of Di Luca's unrepentant doping.

Oh well... I must be a big boy and understand that the world ain't fair.

So much for my ignominy...