VDS Drafting Game - GROUP B

VDS Drafting Game - GROUP B Live Drafting Thread One

Finally, we're here and ready to start! First things first, make sure you know what draft group you are in. We are drafting in two groups and once we are finished we will combine the teams into an overall championship as well as seeing how everyone is going compared to the rest in their group. As a reminder here are the groups:



straw dog - Null hypothesis rejected (p<0.001)

RRR - Mapeivellianism

yeaux - Creme Fraiche

tgartner - Shasta Sherpas

kom vuelta - Vacansoleil and the doomed attacks

muk - Campionissimos

slowK - I got nothin'

PopUp Rolen - Fettuccini Offredo

StuC - The Pirates

scrawnyguy - Faire Le Pont

bought with blood - Soak my pride in Gasoline

blitzer maloney - The Garminian Theory

brunop - Witty names exhaust me

LooseHorse - 10_chains

FrenchKheldar - Les Pelotons-Flingueurs

Vlaanderen90 - Drunk Bike Jockeys

shepherds_crook - You're all my favourites

natbla - Riders of Hills

yeehoo - poseurs

Seahorse - Grey Nomads

gotanishiki - Indiana Bones and the Lost Crusaders

pablo777 - Stravaddict

The other Group (A) fanpost can be found here

Draft Order

Here is the draft order for Group B:

1. scrawnyguy

2. blitzer maloney

3. tgartner

4. pablo777

5. Vlaanderen90

6. RRR

7. muk

8. Seahorse

9. natbla

10. LooseHorse

11. PopUp Rolen


12. PopUp Rolen

13. LooseHorse

14. natbla

15. Seahorse

16. muk

17. RRR

18. Vlaanderen90

19. pablo777

20. tgartner

21. blitzer maloney

22. scrawnyguy

So once we begin, scrawnyguy gets 24 hours to pick first and then it will be blitzer maloney's turn.

There will be a wait for 24hours to make sure everyone is aware and knows we have started. Holmvolka is on standby in case we need to replace anyone.


I have sent out an excel spreadsheet via email which has a lot of information on it regarding all the riders you can select, draft order and the teams of everyone in the draft. This means you can follow along at home keeping tabs on everything. For the few that didn't get it I will list it below:

VDS Draft Group B Sheet

For other resources on current rosters:

Wikipedia Cycling Transfers created by Mango101, lists all the teams from Pro Conti and above and their changes.

CyclingQuotient - popular database site with every UCI listed rider.

So between all that there should be no problem with anyone for finding riders!


Number of Players: 11
Squad Size: Based on how quick we can draft and get finished, squads will be a minimum of 10 and go up in increments of 2 to a maximum of 20.

Draft Starting Date: 08/01/13 01:00 GMT (24 hours from when this thread was posted)

Draft Order:
Snake Format
Draft positions randomised.

Draft Process:

  • To be done in the comments of a fanpost.
  • Each new selection to be done on a new line in exactly in this format: PICK #00: Cyclist Fullname
  • Once it's your turn to select you are allowed to select any rider that hasn't already been taken.
  • Any rider that is (should be) listed in the VDS database is eligible for selection.
  • Everyone gets 24 hours from last selection to choose a rider.
  • If you don't select in time you will get to choose an extra rider when it is your next go.


  • Based purely on the FSA-DS scoring system.
  • All teams will be put into an Excel worksheet which will be updated using the .csv from the VDS game website.
  • Updates will be done periodically through the year (after key races) to see how everyone is doing.

Draft Selections

Round One
01. scrawnyguy -	Alberto Contador
02. blitzer Maloney	Peter Sagan
03. tgartner -		Joaquim Rodriguez 
04. pablo777 -		Fabian Cancellara 
05. Vlaanderen90 -	Chris Froome 
06. RRR -		Bradley Wiggins 
07. muk	-		Alejandro Valverde 
08. Seahorse -		Mark Cavendish
09. natbla -		Tom Boonen
10. LooseHorse -	Philippe Gilbert
11. PopUp Rolen -	Tony Martin
12. PopUp Rolen -	Cadel Evans
13. LooseHorse -	Vincenzo Nibali
14. natbla -		Samuel Sanchez
15. Seahorse -		Andy Schleck
16. muk -		André Greipel
17. RRR -		John Degenkolb
18. Vlaanderen90 -	Edvald Boasson Hagen	
19. pablo777 -		Rigoberto Uran	
20. tgartner -		Sergio Henao
21. blitzer maloney -	Taylor Phinney
22. scrawnyguy -	Bauke Mollema

Round Two
23. scrawnyguy -	Thomas Voeckler
24. blitzer maloney -	Tejay van Garderen 
25. tgartner -		Ryder Hesjedal 
26. pablo777 -		Moreno Moser
27. Vlaanderen90 -	Rui Costa
28. RRR	-		Andrew Talansky
29. muk -		Matthew Goss
30. Seahorse -		Luke Durbridge
31. natbla -		Luis Leon Sanchez
32. LooseHorse -	Robert Gesink
33. PopUp Rolen -	Marcel Kittel
34. PopUp Rolen -	Thor Hushovd
35. LooseHorse -	Greg Van Avermaet
36. natbla -		Simon Gerrans
37. Seahorse -		Beñat Intxausti
38. muk -		Niki Terpstra
39. RRR -		Roman Kreuziger
40. Vlaanderen90 -	Lieuwe Westra
41. pablo777 -		Michael Albasini
42. tgartner -		Jurgen Van Den Broeck
43. blitzer maloney -	Tyler Farrar
44. scrawnyguy -	Nairo Quintana
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