Saturday 26th May
Caldes / Val di Sole - Passo dello Stelvio 219km
STRICT DEADLINE = STAGE START TIME 10:25 CET
Steve's preview at Steephill
186.1km Tonale (cat2) 15.1km @6.1% to 1883m
140.7km Aprica (cat3) 15.9k @3.1% to 1173m
120.9km Teglio (cat3) 5.9km @8.0% to 851m
56.6km Mortirolo (cat1) 11.4km @10.5% to 1718m
Stelvio (HC) 22.4km @6.9% to 2757m
Stage 19 Results
Kreuziger - Hesjedal - J-Rod
A unique pick of Casar generated some excitement for ther00kie16, but at the end of the day the pick that mattered was Kreuziger, giving Triki and KDZ the joint stage win. Meanwhile, VirtKitty has crept to within 20 points of our cappelo rosa pablo777. He's still within reach, but with just two stages left, will the chasers turn to aggressive picks or choose to consolidate their podium positions?
Link to spreadsheet with full results history
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.