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The Indefinite Article.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

The Giro

It was a mixed bag today for my Giro d'Italia fantasy team. On the downside, Robbie McEwen and Stefano Garzelli did not take the start. I knew McEwen would bail before the mountains, and he won a few stages, so I am not bothered by that. But Garzelli leaving is a bit of a shock. I figured he would finish in the top 5 overall. And worse yet, I picked him instead of Danilo Di Luca who is performing far above what I expected.
On the upside, I moved into 9th place in the standings out of about 800 participants thanks to a nice ride by Juan Manuel Garate and also Paolo Savoldelli taking over the Maglia Rosa (the jersey awarded to the leader of the race).
I need three things to happen over the remainder of the race in order to take a top placing. 1) Paolo Savoldelli has to win the final GC. 2) Alessandro Petacchi needs to win all of the remaining sprint stages. 3) Someone like Garate or Michael Rasmussen needs to win a stage.


  • fantasy cycling? nice!

    By Blogger pablo, at 1:14 PM  

  • fantasy cycling? do you spend hours drawing pencil sketches of your dream cyclist? do you give them attributes like D&D guys?

    shaved legs: 17 hit pts
    larger heart: +30 hit pts
    cotton shorts: -50 hit pts

    if you do, then you've got to scan it and post that stuff. don't people sell online gaming characters on e-bay? i think my nieghbor has a couple of online characters that he's created. i should ask him if he plans on selling them.

    By Blogger Killy, at 2:20 PM  

  • Fantastic, something as incomprehensible to the lay person as computery stuff.

    Plus hit points for wearing my Tyler Hamilton "Loud Large and Love" t-shirt today! Don't forget *2 for replacing your blood with someone elses.

    By Blogger Adolph, at 2:50 PM  

  • Killy: Maybe I should have referred to it as a "rotisserie league" instead. You compile a team based on active riders and their actual results. I haven't made any sketches.

    Adolph: Only one doping bust so far at this year's edition. Some equipment similar to an altitude tent was seized from one of the Belgian teams. Apparently, they are illegal in Italy.

    By Blogger Ethan, at 3:32 PM  

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