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FSA DS Rider Value after the Giro

Last year I did a number of these posts. However some of the data was very unchanging as a large portion of the peloton does not to a whole bunch after the first week in April. So I decided that I would wait until after the Giro to post up this info.

Where do I get these numbers from well two years ago Tgartner proposed a System to determine rider value that took into account the cost of the rider in a way that pure efficiency does not. For instance Sebastian Turgot has an efficiency of 470 while Thomas De Gent has an efficiency of 282.5. does that mean that Sebastien was a better buy than Crazy Thomas? What Tgartgner suggested was taking the rider cost multiplying it by a number of points, then subtracting that total from the production of the rider. This means that while it is still easier for low priced riders to do well, a high priced rider that performs well gets his due as well. The number I use for my base production is 55 close enough to Tgartners number to work and easy peasy for me to remember. So Sebastian's Value is 415 (475-1*55) and Crazy Thomas has a Value of 455 (565-2*55) so relative to his cost Thomas has outperformed the more efficient Sebastien.

What does all this mean for your favourite FSA DS riders well....

It means that these are your top 20 riders including ties.

Rider

Cost

Efficiency

Tom Boonen

12

810

Ryder Hesjedal

6

681

Oscar Friere

6

670

Maxim Iglinsky

2

555

Niki Terpstra

4

525

Alessandro Ballan

10

498

Enrico Gasparatto

2

482

Thomas De Gendt

2

455

Joaquim Rodriquez

26

437

Sebastien Turgot

1

415

Michael Rogers

2

340

Sep Vanmarcke

4

270

Lieuwe Westra

6

260

Filippo Pozzato

6

260

Michael Albasini

6

256

Alexandre Pichot

1

255

Arnaud Demare

2

245

Elia Favilli

1

235

John Degenkolb

10

235

Rinaldo Nocentini

4

230

Jelle Vanendert

6

230

Here are your top costing riders and their efficiencies.

Rider

Cost

Efficiency

Phillipe Gilbert

36

-1550

Alberto Contador

30

-1650

Joaquim Rodriguez

26

437

Fabian Cancellara

26

-795

Cadel Evans

26

-1240

Mark Cavendish

22

-510

Alejandro Valverde

22

-830

Peter Sagan

20

135

Edvald Boasson Hagen

20

-910

Vincenzo Nibali

18

75

Samuel Sanchez

18

1

Bradley Wiggins

18

-221

Michele Scarponi

18

-275

Tony Martin

18

-660

Your top producer at each of the lower point Values.

Rider

Cost

Efficiency

Bauke Mollema

16

-335

Thomas Voeckler

14

90

Tom Boonen

12

810

Alessandro Ballan

10

498

Filippo Pozzato

8

260

Ryder Hesjedal

6

681

Niki Terpstra

4

525

Maxim Iglinsky

2

555

Sebastien Turgot

1

415

So Right now it definitely looks as though I would have been better off dropping Farrar and Griepel and picking up Voeckler and Boonen. Ahhhh Hindsight and the VDS! So there you go! Rider values after the Giro. We all know that that table will look a lot different in two months but, Cadel, Schleck, and Gilbert are in very deep holes and not much season left to pick up all that slack!

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