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With the Spring Classics, and soon the Monuments, in full swing – I thought I’d squeeze in the proposed Fantasy Giro | Tour | Vuelta scoring format for 2016. The 2015 competition worked well, but rewarded riders that had a mix of riders across all the scoring categories rather than matching the real-life performance of each rider.


2016 will return to the classic format rewarding pot-luck, with a bit of insider knowledge. Points are heavily weighted in favour of the daily stages, and possible breakaways. The only other significant change will be the unlimited use of your substitutes, with the changes limited to the two rest days.


A handful of Hubbers played a simplified version of the Vuelta last year, which worked well, but with riders pulling out before the World Champs (or fatigue), pot-luck played a big roll in the overall scoring. The Giro 2016 will be the test-run using the new scoring format, so you can get your picks fine-tuned before July.


I’m open to suggestions, as long as it’s simple to implement, and easy to understand. The new proposal is as follows:


  • Pick 12 riders (9 active + 3 subs)
  • The 9 active riders will score points every day.
  • Substitutions can only be made on the rest days.
  • A rider previously substituted can be brought back in on the second rest day, if needed.
  • The only time you lose a rider from your team is when he withdraws from the Tour.


Points are awarded to the riders based on the following:


Frequency – Category (places) – Points available

Daily - Daily stage placings (top 20) - 50-40-32-24-20-18-16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Daily - Yellow jersey (top 10) - 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Daily - Green Jersey (top 10)    Daily - 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Daily - Polka Dot jersey (top 10) - 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Daily - Jersey wearer (Yellow) - 10

Daily - Jersey wearer (Green)  Daily - 10

Daily - Jersey wearer (Polka Dot) - 10

Daily - Jersey wearer (White)   Daily - 10

Daily - Most Aggressive Rider - 10

Daily - Rider in Break - 10

Daily - Rider in Break (at finish) - 200 divided by No. riders finishing ahead of peloton


End of Tour - Final Podium, Yellow (top 10) - 20-16-12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

End of Tour - Final Podium Green (top 10) - 20-16-12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

End of Tour - Final Podium Polka dot (top 10) - 20-16-12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

End of Tour - Final Podium White (top 10) - 20-16-12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

End of Tour - Most Aggressive (Overall) - 50

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