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    Cricket Web Cycling Team

    A well-tested idea, no doubt, and while we're waiting for AFL to kick alive the season might as well be occupied with a summer sport.

    Anyway, you know the drill; we're all world-class athletes with the medicinal capacities of Eufemiano Fuentes to back us up, just waiting to be released on the world of professional cycling. We'll be racing all the major races, as well as some local races to appease the public. Highlights include:

    January: Australian Championships, Tour Down Under
    March: Omloop Het Volk, Tour of the Cape, Tirreno-Adriatico, Milano-San Remo
    April: One-day classics, such as Paris-Roubaix, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Tour of Flanders
    May: Giro d'Italia
    June: Dauphiné Libéré, Tour of Switzerland, National Championships
    July: Tour de France
    August: Clasica San Sebastian, Tour of Germany, Hamburg Cyclassics
    September: Vuelta a España, Tour of Britain, Stuttgart World Championships

    Sign-up form

    Name:
    Date of Birth:
    Cycling nation:
    Specialist (One of the following five: Time Trialler, Climber, GC Rider, Sprinter, Breakaway Rider):
    Goal races (name up to three):
    Domestique (professional rider who has not appeared in top six of a Grand Tour general classification, won a points jersey in a Grand Tour, or a World title, to strengthen the side):

    Details (can be omitted, will be adapted to each position)

    Enter values from 50 to 85 in each of these 12 parameters

    Flat:
    Mountain
    Hills:
    Downhill:
    Time Trial:
    Stamina:
    Resistance:
    Recovery:
    Cobblestones:
    Fighter:
    Sprint:
    Acceleration:

    These must fit your specialisation, as follows:

    For a TT:

    Must be 78-83 in: Time Trial
    Must be 70-85 in: Flat
    Must be 70-80 in: Resistance, Stamina, Recovery
    Must be 60-80 in: Fighter, Downhill, Hills
    Must be 50-80 in: Cobblestones, Mountain, Sprint, Acceleration

    All must add up to no more than 825.

    For a Sprinter:

    Must be 78-83 in: Sprint
    Must be between 73-85 in: Acceleration
    Must be between 70-85 in: Flat
    Must be 60-80 in: Resistance, Recovery, Stamina
    Must be 50-80 in: Fighter, Hills, Cobblestones, Downhill
    Must be 50-70 in: Mountains, Time Trial

    All must add up to no more than 795.

    For a Climber:
    Must be between 75-83 in: Mountain
    Must be between 65-85 in: Downhill, Stamina, Resistance, Recovery, Fighter, Hills, Acceleration
    Must be between 60-80 in: Flat
    Must be between 50-75 in: Cobblestones
    Must be between 50-65 in: Time Trial, Sprint

    All must add up to no more than 820.

    For a GC Rider
    Must be between 75-85 in: Resistance, Recovery
    Must be between 70-83 in: Mountain, Time Trial, Hills, Stamina, Acceleration
    Must be between 60-83 in: Flat, Downhill
    Must be between 50-80 in: Sprint, Cobblestones, Fighter

    All must add up to no more than 870.

    For a Breakaway Rider

    Must be between 75-85 in: Flat, Fighter, Hills, Stamina
    Must be between 65-83 in: Mountain, Acceleration, Resistance, Recovery
    Must be between 50-83 in: Cobblestones, Downhill, Time Trial
    Must be between 50-75 in: Sprint

    All must add up to no more than 840.

    Current team:

    Fensome, Alex = Chubb
    Gray, Jamee = Jamee999
    Pickup, Neil = obv
    Mørk, Håkon = Samuel_Vimes
    Mitchell, Mathew = Matteh
    Clapham, K. F. = Clapo
    Rose, Xavier = roseboy64
    Thomas, Greg = NZTailender
    Forner, Josh = Josh
    Dwyer, Chris = Bobisback
    Gelman, Zac = pasag
    Walsh, Craig = Craig
    Reddlapalli, Manjunath = alternative
    Davis, Heath T. = WHOOOOOSH
    Dunn, Ryan = pinchy81
    Pares, David = obv
    Kearsley, David = kears_falcon_9
    Hoy, Nathan = thewizard101
    Kennett, David = David
    Malone, Bugs = bugssy
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    Arroyo, David
    Arvesen, Kurt Asle
    Dean, Julian
    Hoy, Chris
    Millar, David
    Steegmans, Gert
    Txurruka, Amets
    Vansummeren, Johan
    Vasseur, Cedric
    Voigt, Jens
    Wesemann, Steffen
    Wiggins, Bradley
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    As Gogol Bordello might say, Well why not?

    Name: Alex Fensome
    Date of Birth: 6/12/86
    Cycling nation: Zimbabwe if I can't be Zimba, New Zealand
    Specialist (One of the following five: Time Trialler, Climber, GC Rider, Sprinter, Breakaway Rider): breakaway rider
    Goal races (name up to three): Paris- Roubaix, Tour de France stage win, Milan- San Remo

    Details (can be omitted, will be adapted to each position)

    Enter values from 50 to 85 in each of these 12 parameters

    Flat: 75
    Mountain:65
    Hills: 80
    Downhill: 72
    Time Trial: 60
    Stamina: 78
    Resistance: 70
    Recovery: 65
    Cobblestones: 65
    Fighter: 80
    Sprint: 60
    Acceleration: 70
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    Name: Jamee Gray
    Date of Birth: 16/11/82 (Hey, why not)
    Cycling nation: Romania
    Specialist (One of the following five: Time Trialler, Climber, GC Rider, Sprinter, Breakaway Rider): Breakaway Rider
    Goal races (name up to three): Tour de France stage win, Giro d'Italia stage win, Liege-Bastogne-Liege,
    Domestique: Amets Txurruka

    Flat: 80
    Mountain: 70
    Hills: 75
    Downhill: 65
    Time Trial: 65
    Stamina: 85
    Resistance: 70
    Recovery: 65
    Cobblestones: 55
    Fighter: 80
    Sprint: 60
    Acceleration: 70
    Last edited by Jamee999; 31-07-2007 at 03:11 PM.
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    I'm going to base myself on a cross between my hero, Geraint Thomas, and one of my favourite riders growing up, Djamolidine Abdoujaparov. I'll let you wonder exactly how I'm going to manage that whilst I go and place my giant pizza into the oven.
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    Name: Neil Pickup
    Date of Birth: 30/08/1985
    Cycling nation: England/Uzbekistan
    Specialist: Sprinter
    Goal races: Milan-San Remo, Giro d'Italia (first half anyway, mountains might be a bit much, but worth a shot as a Tour warmup), ultimately the Maillot Vert.
    Domestique: Gert Steegmans (QSI)

    Flat: 78
    Mountain: 56
    Hills: 61
    Downhill: 64
    Time Trial: 50
    Stamina: 64
    Resistance: 62
    Recovery: 74
    Cobblestones: 50
    Fighter: 68
    Sprint: 83
    Acceleration: 85

    There's a bit of Magnus Backstedt thrown in.

    EDIT: Incidentally, Hakky, how are you going to be simulating this lot?
    Last edited by Neil Pickup; 31-07-2007 at 03:43 PM. Reason: Not a great idea to pick a cobbled classic when you can't ride cobblestones

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    A Welsh/Uzbekistani. The world knows no wonders.

    Btw, forgot to mention one thing; as CW most likely won't have enough riders for a ProTour team, each of you is allowed to name one rider as personal domestique for the team. The only criterion is that he's never placed top six in the general classification of a Grand Tour or won a Grand Tour points jersey. Will add this to sign-up form.

    Me:

    Name: Håkon Mørk
    Date of Birth: 04/10/81
    Cycling nation: Norway
    Specialist (One of the following five: Time Trialler, Climber, GC Rider, Sprinter, Breakaway Rider): Time Trialler
    Goal races (name up to three): Tour de France stage win, World Championship ITT, Liege-Bastogne-Liege
    Domestique: Kurt Asle Arvesen (CSC)

    Details (can be omitted, will be adapted to each position)

    Enter values from 50 to 85 in each of these 12 parameters

    Flat: 74
    Mountain: 60
    Hills: 82
    Downhill: 65
    Time Trial: 82
    Stamina: 75
    Resistance: 76
    Recovery: 70
    Cobblestones: 54
    Fighter: 67
    Sprint: 56
    Acceleration: 64

    Also, sprinters have been given a slight boost as it seems impossible to make a decent rider otherwise.

    As for simulation: Pro Cycling Manager 2006, updated to this year's database thanks to PPDB. Will replace Unibet.com with us, and throw out a few non-contracted riders and dopers.

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    Cedric Vasseur for my domestique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    I'm going to base myself on a cross between my hero, Geraint Thomas, and one of my favourite riders growing up, Djamolidine Abdoujaparov. I'll let you wonder exactly how I'm going to manage that whilst I go and place my giant pizza into the oven.
    What a cool name, wasn't he from Uzbekistan or somewhere like that?
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    Pretty good response for this so far it seems. Shall fill in a form now.
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    Name: Mathew Mitchell
    Date of Birth: 30/06/87
    Cycling nation: GB
    Specialist: Time Trialler
    Goal races (name up to three): TdF Prologue, TdF TTs, Giro TTs basically Big Tour TTs
    Domestique: Jens Voigt

    Details (can be omitted, will be adapted to each position)

    Enter values from 50 to 85 in each of these 12 parameters

    Flat: 80
    Mountain: 55
    Hills: 60
    Downhill: 65
    Time Trial: 83
    Stamina: 75
    Resistance: 75
    Recovery: 75
    Cobblestones: 50
    Fighter: 78
    Sprint: 55
    Acceleration: 74

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    Name: Kingsley Fernando Clapham - KFC (H)
    Date of Birth: 24/06/1984
    Cycling nation: Australia/Spain
    Specialist: GC Rider (looks like im the greedy bastard who wants all the glory )
    Goal races (name up to three): Tour De France, Vuelta a España, Giro d'Italia
    Domestique: David Arroyo (GCE)

    Details (can be omitted, will be adapted to each position)

    Enter values from 50 to 85 in each of these 12 parameters

    Flat: 72
    Mountain: 82
    Hills: 77
    Downhill: 73
    Time Trial: 79
    Stamina: 78
    Resistance: 80
    Recovery: 82
    Cobblestones: 52
    Fighter: 65
    Sprint: 60
    Acceleration: 70
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    Haakon, a DOB of 30/06/87 means i'm 20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post

    As for simulation: Pro Cycling Manager 2006, updated to this year's database thanks to PPDB. Will replace Unibet.com with us, and throw out a few non-contracted riders and dopers.
    There goes half the field

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    Name: Xavier Rose
    Date of Birth: 26/11/1987
    Cycling nation: Jamaica
    Specialist (One of the following five: Time Trialler, Climber, GC Rider, Sprinter, Breakaway Rider): GC Rider
    Goal races (name up to three): Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España
    Domestique (professional rider who has not appeared in top six of a Grand Tour general classification, won a points jersey in a Grand Tour, or a World title, to strengthen the side):Bradley Wiggins

    Details (can be omitted, will be adapted to each position)

    Enter values from 50 to 85 in each of these 12 parameters

    Flat: 61
    Mountain: 83
    Hills: 82
    Downhill: 60
    Time Trial: 83
    Stamina: 80
    Resistance: 77
    Recovery: 70
    Cobblestones: 72
    Fighter: 61
    Sprint: 72
    Acceleration: 80
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    Wiggins is a current World Champion tbh, but it's on the track. Will leave it up to Haakon to decide.

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