Friday 25th May
Treviso - Alpe di Pampeago 198km
STRICT DEADLINE = STAGE START TIME 11:15 CET
THIRD LAST (to 2006m) AND LAST (to 1740m) CLIMB:
Follow the link to Steve's preview at Steephill which is longer than usual, and well worth reading.
119.5km Sella Di Roa (cat 3) 7.0km @6.6% to 908m
74.7km Passo Manghen (cat 1) 20.5km @7.4% to 2047m
37.9km Passo Pampeago (cat 1) 10.5km @9.7% to 2006m
23.4km Passo Lavaze (cat 2) 6.3km @8.6% to 1818m
Alpe di Pampeago (cat 1) 7.7km @9.8% to 1740m
Stage 18 Results
Guardini - Cav - Ferrari
Honorable mention to two DS's who had Guardini and Cav plus a strong attacker - that's Amsterdam Admirals (Guardini-Cav-Clement) and Bulldogpuncheur (Guardini-Cav-Bak). But only one person called the whole podium today!
In the cappello rosa competition, pablo777 still holds a commanding lead, but is not unreachable. Behind him, there is a close fight for the remaining podium positions, with 7 DS's separated by less than 12 points.
Link to spreadsheet with full results history
Note: I caught a small bug in my spreadsheet, where I was over-reporting scores for some early stages by a fraction of a point. I've corrected it today, so your score may have gone down by a fraction of a point. It was similar for eveyone, so nobody's overall GC position was affected.
For each stage, you (the DS) pick three riders. The order of your picks does not matter. The first three riders score. The basic score is stage winner 4 points, second place 2 points, third 1 point.
In addition there are bonus points awarded. Stage winner bonus is 24 points, second place bonus 12 points, third place bonus 6 points. The bonus points are split equally among all the DS's who picked that rider. Thus you're likely to get a big bonus for an outsider who scores, whereas the bonus for a favorite will be split among a lot of DS's.
The strict entry deadline is the official start time of the stage. Subject to the deadline, you may change any or all of your picks, but only one time, in a single reply to your original post. The only exception to this "one change only" rule is that you may make a substitution for a pick announced as DNS - but still subject to the deadline. If you miss making an entry for a stage, you score zero for that stage, but you're still in the competition. Also, there's no limit to how early you can make picks. If you want to pick for future stages ahead of time, just post in the latest thread and make sure I've seen it.