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TourChampion: Desert Deadly Squirrels sneak away with the win

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In real life, this Tour de France was plenty exciting. But nothing, nothing could come close to the TourChampion version. Before the ITT, we had two teams separated by one second: Reeppp's Lobster Liberation Front and mbflyhigh's Cloudbase or bust.

Come the time trial though, a new leader pulled a Cadel and jumped into the first spot with an excellent performance. The Lobsters and the Cloudbases both counted on Andy, Samu and TiVo for the race against the clock, but Abievegas' Desert Deadly Squirrels had Evans, De Gendt and Péraud; which allowed them to make up no less than 3 minutes and 20 seconds on the penultimate raceday

So, which team did Aubievegas select?

Evans was his A-guy, and picking the race winner is never a bad idea. His superdomestiques were Samu Sanchez - an obvious pick if ever there was one - and Voeckler, who had the ride of his life this summer. In the sprinter and ITT-dominated C-category he went for Cancellara, strongest in that category by far but ultimately not much help; Tejay, who didn't contribute all that much; and Hushovd, a genius choice which got him nearly six minutes in the stage to Lourdes and another four and a half in the stage to Gap. Finally, for D-riders Aubievegas went for Rojas, not much help; De Gendt, who helped nail the final time-trial; and Péraud, a great back up for the mountains.

The Lobsters shouldn't worry too much though, cause their team of Hushovd, Rojas, Voeckler, Andy, Cav, Samu, Devenyns, Ale-Jet and Feillu got them green. Jonny_Red's Team Tomatoes for Tondo did their namesake proud by getting the KoM with Andy, Duque, Samu, Hesj, Intxausti (DNF), Rolland, Boom (DNF), De Gendt and Morabito.

Massive congrats to all our winners, thank you all for playing, thank you TourChampion for running this thing and I'll see you at the Vuelta!

 

YELLOW

 

1 Desert Deadly Squi… 258:24:31
2 Lobster Liberation… op   00:00:03
3 Cloudbase Or Bust op   00:00:04
4 Hairiersemis op   00:02:59
5 Poseurs op   00:06:58
6 Frinking op   00:07:40
7 20_Chains op   00:12:25
8 Dans La Bouchette op   00:14:51
9 Ecureuils dEscalad… op   00:16:00
10 Team Winface op   00:16:17
11 TutsTimeTeam op   00:16:25
12 The Pigeons op   00:16:56
13 fineco AS toast op   00:17:00
14 Headless Chickens op   00:17:17
15 Team Tomatoes for … op   00:17:25
16 Ukrainian Beauties op   00:18:22
17 First you breed ha… op   00:19:19
18 Further West op   00:19:20
19 The Bridgeburners op   00:20:16
20 Mur-de-Millsy op   00:21:17
21 Papyrus rolls op   00:22:16
22 One Man Polemica op   00:22:19
23 Fake_Klier op   00:23:45
24 Colin Sparke Tour … op   00:23:45
25 The Panicked Birds op   00:28:02
26 PdCSukinAir op   00:29:24
27 Team Oswaldo Cruz op   00:30:14
28 daveandeddie op   00:30:46
29 HorsCategorie op   00:40:07
30 Alpha Omega op   00:44:44
31 broerie op   00:46:43
32 papertigers op   00:47:32
33 Kanine Kerfuffle op   00:47:35
34 kir et cafe op   00:48:44
35 Schleck on the Hig… op   00:50:41
36 Albanian Fatboys op   00:52:21
37 Les Invelos op   00:56:18
38 DuPainDuVinDuBours… op   00:56:19
39 Fast in a copy op   00:58:32
40 Mighty Monotremes op   01:01:44
41 Frostburg Frosties op   01:03:28
42 Allergic to the Pe… op   01:03:58
43 Lucca toscana op   01:07:42
44 FirstTime4Everythi… op   01:13:33
45 I have a Spanish L… op   01:18:34
46 VC Chasing Wheels  op   01:22:56
47 Vlaanderen uit Vir… op   01:37:12
48 ou est l alpaga op   01:38:25
49 ImPossible Dream op   01:39:18
50 Pampero Riders op   01:45:28
51 Triki op   01:46:26
52 Framoose the Roars… op   01:48:42
53 Admirals op   01:52:37
54 mareanaranja op   02:01:13
55 Clipped Legs op   02:06:27
56 Heart Over Head op   02:10:48
57 Sparta op   02:17:33
58 PDC_FrenchKheldar op   02:23:58
59 BDBrian op   02:28:55
60 a casa cresciuto op   02:41:53
61 Vlaanderen90 op   02:44:34
62 GoOutAndRide op   02:56:07
63 ZigZagZoom op   03:33:37
64 Team Random op   03:47:37
65 No Rhyme or Reason op   03:56:59
66 Team Flying Owls op   07:40:16


GREEN

 

1 Lobster Liberation… 1416
2 PDC_FrenchKheldar 1284
3 papertigers 1206
4 Framoose the Roars… 1161
5 Vlaanderen90 1122
6 kir et cafe 1077
7 Hairiersemis 1041
8 Schleck on the Hig… 1036
9 Desert Deadly Squi… 976
10 Vlaanderen uit Vir… 965
11 Sparta 964
12 20_Chains 955
13 Cloudbase Or Bust 919
14 First you breed ha… 915
15 The Panicked Birds 912
16 HorsCategorie 905
17 Headless Chickens 894
18 Les Invelos 888
19 One Man Polemica 874
20 GoOutAndRide 872
21 Fast in a copy 855
22 PdCSukinAir 838
23 ZigZagZoom 827
24 BDBrian 801
25 Pampero Riders 770
26 Mighty Monotremes 743
27 mareanaranja 737
28 broerie 717
29 No Rhyme or Reason 715
30 I have a Spanish L… 685
31 Fake_Klier 679
32 Admirals 679
33 Kanine Kerfuffle 651
34 Colin Sparke Tour … 583
35 Poseurs 582
36 Team Flying Owls 580
37 Frostburg Frosties 534
38 Heart Over Head 498
39 ImPossible Dream 480
40 Alpha Omega 452
41 Ukrainian Beauties 438
42 daveandeddie 401
43 Team Tomatoes for … 396
44 Ecureuils dEscalad… 394
45 The Pigeons 390
46 TutsTimeTeam 382
47 FirstTime4Everythi… 380
48 Team Winface 372
49 DuPainDuVinDuBours… 371
50 Dans La Bouchette 360
51 Team Oswaldo Cruz 360
52 Further West 352
53 fineco AS toast 347
54 Allergic to the Pe… 347
55 Albanian Fatboys 343
56 Mur-de-Millsy 337
57 The Bridgeburners 329
58 Lucca toscana 327
59 Triki 313
60 Papyrus rolls 312
61 a casa cresciuto 308
62 Frinking 271
63 VC Chasing Wheels  249
64 ou est l alpaga 249
65 Clipped Legs 249
66 Team Random 247


POLKADOTS

 

1 Team Tomatoes for … 267
2 Lobster Liberation… 264
3 kir et cafe 263
4 fineco AS toast 261
5 Cloudbase Or Bust 248
6 Dans La Bouchette 248
7 Hairiersemis 236
8 Frinking 223
9 Papyrus rolls 221
10 Vlaanderen uit Vir… 216
11 Fake_Klier 215
12 Frostburg Frosties 215
13 Colin Sparke Tour … 214
14 Desert Deadly Squi… 213
15 Ecureuils dEscalad… 211
16 Albanian Fatboys 208
17 The Bridgeburners 208
18 The Pigeons 193
19 20_Chains 191
20 TutsTimeTeam 191
21 Kanine Kerfuffle 190
22 Poseurs 187
23 broerie 185
24 Schleck on the Hig… 184
25 Headless Chickens 183
26 Team Winface 182
27 papertigers 181
28 Further West 180
29 Team Oswaldo Cruz 176
30 Ukrainian Beauties 174
31 Mur-de-Millsy 174
32 Les Invelos 173
33 daveandeddie 173
34 Fast in a copy 170
35 Lucca toscana 169
36 PdCSukinAir 167
37 Triki 167
38 The Panicked Birds 166
39 ImPossible Dream 161
40 BDBrian 160
41 Allergic to the Pe… 160
42 One Man Polemica 159
43 Vlaanderen90 153
44 Alpha Omega 144
45 Clipped Legs 123
46 Admirals 113
47 HorsCategorie 112
48 PDC_FrenchKheldar 111
49 GoOutAndRide 110
50 ZigZagZoom 97
51 mareanaranja 94
52 First you breed ha… 93
53 Mighty Monotremes 88
54 Sparta 82
55 VC Chasing Wheels  77
56 a casa cresciuto 74
57 ou est l alpaga 74
58 DuPainDuVinDuBours… 71
59 I have a Spanish L… 59
60 Framoose the Roars… 51
61 No Rhyme or Reason 46
62 Pampero Riders 37
63 Heart Over Head 37
64 FirstTime4Everythi… 29
65 Team Random 28
66 Team Flying Owls 4