PG - La Vuelta Stage 18


The Favourites

Not the biggest climbs of the Vuelta but there’s a lot of climbing to do. It’s coming up to midnight, Jumbo are chasing Remco for no apparent reason and as I type this actual sentence, Soler has just attacked! Suffice to say I give up. For all I know, by the end of the stage, Jumbo would have ridden straight through the finish line, kept on going and been last sighted somewhere outside of Madrid. UAE would have decided to force their riders to hold a charity boxing match to take the media attention away from their DS’s and Mas will have announced his immediate retirement to launch a career as a professional on Dancing With The Stars on Spanish tv.

That’s my way of saying, to hell with it.

Good luck with your picks.

Here's the startlist.

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...