PG Classics - GW


Simon says, "hands on head".

The Course


It's pretty much what we expect from GW. The course might not have changed much but the way it's raced has.

The Favourites

I'm not saying I know more than the bookies and the teams but how many years do we need of sprinters underperforming before we realise it's not an easy race to keep together anymore?

Again most teams have opted for a sprint leader. Philipsen, Merlier, Ewan, Kooij, Cav, Gav, Bennett etc, etc. My guess is that one or two will make the final group but no more and that doesn't mean they'll beat the others. 260k has a way of sorting things out. I'll hold off on predictions until after E3.

Here's your startlist and good luck.

*No different to most years.

The Rules

In this game, only the race results matter. You're not committed to keeping the same riders throughout the series, you make fresh picks before every race. Our overall competition is just the sum of individual race scores. You're eligible for the overall even if you miss some races.

Pick 4 riders for the upcoming race. The order of your picks doesn't matter. All of your riders can score.

Riders score points down to 10th place. Less popular riders score more points than heavily-picked favourites. See below for scoring details.

The strict entry deadline is the official start time of the race, the neutralized roll-out or Départ Fictif. Be warned - if your post is timestamped one minute late your entry won't count! So do remember that there's no disadvantage to getting an entry in early, even the day before, because you may always change your picks up until the deadline. Feel free to rethink your picks when it emerges which riders are more or less popular with other players. If you make changes, post your revised 4 picks in a reply to your original post.

The Scoring


The last 3 races will be secret entry between the top contenders… To avoid defensive picking.

When we say top contenders we leave the number open because who knows how many will be within striking distance...

We will notify you by email if we need you to do a secret entry.

The Results

Head over to msbee's spreadsheet to check how you fared. Any issues, please email us on