reminder: Olympics picks contest

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Dan Connelly, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. Dan Connelly

    Dan Connelly Guest

    Reminder: With the men's road race tomorrow, there's less than one day
    left to enter my Olympic picks contest. This is based on a contest
    I've been locally running of the World Cup ( ).
    Results will be posted here.

    Sat: men's RR
    Sun: women's RR
    Wed: time trials


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    I'm running a little bragging rights-only contest on picking winners
    in the Olympic road events. These include the men's and women's road
    races, and men's and women's individual time trial.

    Information on the road events is available at:

    How does it work? I knew you'd ask! Simply (it is, really) send entries to:
    (eliminate "_"):

    [email protected]_djconnel_._com_

    To enter for each event, I need four sets of picks, one for each event.
    Events are:

    MRR: Men's road race
    WRR: Women's road race
    MTT: Men's time trial (apologies to the San Francisco Symphony)
    WTT: Women's time trial

    Entries should consist of groups of picks. The first line of each group is
    the event code: "MRR", "WRR", "MTT", "WTT". Following this, three picks,
    numbered, consisting of the pick number, space, and the rider name.

    Riders should be UCI ranked, with names spelled correctly. Please
    check, for example, for those gnarly

    The deadline for this contest is 8am CET the day of the race for each
    event. You can revise entries for a given event up to this time.

    This shows an example where entries are given for each event.
    Entries can also be given in separate emails. However, make
    sure there is a tag for the event (for example, "MRR").

    Subject: picks (subject line doesn't matter)

    1. Eddy Merckx
    2. Fausto Coppi
    3. Jacques Anquetil

    1. Linda Jackson
    2. Jeannie Golay
    3. Jennifer McRae

    1. Chris Boardman
    2. Miguel Indurain
    3. Graham Obree

    1. Karen Kurreck
    2. Rebecca Twigg
    3. Nicole Freedman

    Picks are weighted 3:2:1, from first to third.

    Riders score points based on their results, heavily weighted toward medals,
    weighted towards road races, weighted towards men's events:

    MRR (20 places): 68, 51, 34, 17, 16, ..., 2, 1
    MTT (15 places): 48, 36, 24, 12, 11, ..., 2, 1
    WRR (15 places): 48, 36, 24, 12, 11, ..., 2, 1
    WTT (10 places): 28, 21, 14, 7, 6, ..., 2, 1

    There is a 2x bonus for picking, in order, the top 3 finishers.

    That's it. Simple, isn't it?