2018 Tour de France Fantasy

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  1. Rupert

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    How are we enjoying the tour so far?
    Mainly for the sprinters and countryside viewers. Another sprint stage tonight but then it gets interesting - cobbles on stage 9, then a rest day, then 3 days of mountains.
    I'm looking forward to the cobbles. Should be fun.

    I'm afraid I'm not a big fan of this fantasy game. I prefer a game with more transfers/trades and the scoring in this one depends too much on getting the "c" right. Even if you have the right riders - and I have Gaviria, Sagan and Groenewegen - you can lose 100 points with the "c" on 2nd rather than first. 160 points with it on 3rd. That's too much.
     
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    Been so busy that i haven't been able to watch to much of the Tour unfortunately.
    I feel the same regarding the format just no real interactive feel at all with it.

    Very much looking forward to the Alps.
     
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    Logged on to do some long awaited trading to find i could only make one.
    Made that one trade then found 2 of my other riders are out of the race.
    Tuff format.
     
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    Really tough.
    I had Porte who crashed out. just when I was ready to swap a sprinter for a climber. So I brought in Nibali who crashed out.
    Then Gaviria and Groenewegen missed the time limit in the mountains and are out.
    Like you, @doddy2731 , I've now got 3 riders out with only one trade to come at the next rest day.
    Don't like this format at all.
    Only good thing is that Sagan keeps winning.
     
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    The format i played last year you could make a complete team change at each rest day.
    The only restriction you had was you had to select from classes.
    So for example you selected max 3 riders from A then max 3 from B, worked mich better.
     
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    The format I liked the best was the SBS one. It was more like SC with a set number of trades available each week and re-set on rest days. It meant you could trade out injured riders immediately and still have a chance to score well. With this one you're pretty much stuffed with one injury.
    You played that one didn't you?
     
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    Yeah, i think i played that one with a few of you guys.
    Was the first real time that i actually watched and enjoyed the Tour.
    That was a great format.
     
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