Last year, there wasn't enough interest for a season-long pick'em game. But i'd be done to manage it if more than 8 people decide to participate. Regardless, here's to another spring of bike racing
edit: this year's tally may be found here
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Before the start of the race, pick five riders, three podium positions and two also-runs; each of five entries have to be unique. You can make as many changes to your picks as you want, but this has to be before the start of the race. The points scored will be as such: base point, podium bonus, and winner bonus.
For base point, if any of your podiums and also-runs finish anywhere in the top five, you get one point. For podium bonus, if any of your three podium picks finish on the podium (exact position is not relevant), you get an additional point. For winner bonus, 2 additional points on top of the base point and podium bonus. The most one can score per round will be 5 base points + 3 podium bonuses + 2 winner bonus.
The point system remains mostly unchanged from 2016 except for the winner bonus (changed from 1.5 to 2).
The races for the prediction game are as follows: Het Nieuwsblad, KBK, Strade Bianche, Milano San Remo, Dwars Door Vlaanderen, E3, Gent Wevelgem, De Ronde, Paris Roubaix, Brabantse Pijl, Amstel Gold, Fleche Wallonne, and Liege Bastogne Liege. The two lowest scoring events are dropped from the score. Thus eleven scoring events and thirteen events overall.
Should there be a tie, tie breakers goes as follows:
-Total had the two lowest scoring not been dropped,
-Number of winners picked from all events,
-Number of winners picked from the scoring events,
-Number of podiums picked from all events,
-Number of podiums picked from the scoring events.
Currently, all races are weighed equally. I would prefer to keep this unchanged, though i'm also open to weighing the races by their UCI designation (1.HC, World Tour, and Monuments), should more than half of participants want it this way.