Archive for the 'tour de france' Category

Tour Start Marred by Doping

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

Last year, I ran a daily email following the stages in the Tour de France. A number of friends participated in a fantasy game where you allocate a team and win points if the riders are placed in each stage. Whilst trying to rally support for a game in this year’s edition, the news broke […]

White victorious, but Joost takes final stage with new highest stage score

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

The final Excel is here. Summaries of the stages of the tour including results are here : stages 1 to 11 and stage 12 to 21 Thanks to everyone for following the Fella’s tour 2005. I’m honoured to have come first, having expected to be in the middle of the peloton for most of the […]

Lee’s fine time trialling takes stage, White and Lee pull ahead

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

Sorry no email last night, but got back late and didn’t have time. It’s pretty much cut and dried in the Fella’s tour. Barring a freak result, it’s unlikely that the order will change after the time trial stage. Franco has Armstrong placed first in his team, and the 3 extra bonus points which that […]

Mitchell’s third stage win… with 5 points

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Another day like yesterday, very few points all around, and the lowest scores in the tour so far across the board in the TdF online game. Only around 10% of teams managed to score points. It’s even closer between Paul Evans and Francis Lee, and Joost Dantuma has scraped a point back… 381 (+0,-45) Simon […]

Mitchell storms to second stage win

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

I think I said it all yesterday : to sum up, the Fella’s tour is on hold until the individual time trials on Saturday. Nevertheless it wasn’t as dead as yesterday as everyone except Francis Lee scored points today. This evens out the field into two identically spaced groups : 8 points separate me from […]

White takes lucky points to take stage and the lead

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

It seems things are taking a turn in my favour, so Joost Dantuma could have his work cut out from now on. Allan Davis, something of a a wildcard selection in my team, 10th in my lineup came in 10th to give me the stage with just 8 points (lucky extra bonus points in there […]

Keir Mitchell shocks the world with his Chopper, wins stage

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

Incredible but true, Keir Mitchell has hit back at critics by showing the world that he can indeed ride. As others on the Fella’s tour failed to even get out of bed, Keir got up to call a blonde bird who stole Paul Evans’ Raleigh Chopper (see attached publicity photo) and did the business. Rumours […]

Rest day analysis from Erik T

Monday, July 18th, 2005

Interesting bit of analysis on the game and the optimum team so far available here http://staff.science.uva.nl/~erikt/tdf/20050718.html I wish I had the time to do a bit of calculation along the same lines, if anyone else feels up to it (for now or at the end of the game) then go for it. -Simon