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FANTASY WORLDS - FINAL RESULTS
 
By Fabio
Date: 10/14/2002
FANTASY WORLDS - FINAL RESULTS
 

2nd FABIO'S FANTASY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
(October 9th-13th 2002)

First the scores of both riders and nations for Sunday's EMRR.

ELITE MEN ROAD RACE - RIDER SCORES

1 Mario Cipollini (Italy) - 100 Points
2. Robbie McEwen (Australia) - 80 Points
3. Erik Zabel (Germany) - 61 Points
4. Andrej Hauptman (Slovenia) - 55 Points
5. Zoran Klemencic (Slovenia) - 50 Points
6. Jimmy Casper (France) - 45 Points
7. Jaan Kirsipuu (Estonia) - 40 Points
8. Sven Teutenberg (Germany) - 34 Points
9. Baden Cooke (Australia) - 29 Points
10. Julian Dean (New Zealand) - 25 Points
11. Jan Svorada (Czech Rep.) - 22 Points
12. Lars Michaelsen (Denmark) - 19 Points
13. Stuart O'Grady (Austria) - 16 Points
14. René Haselbacher (Austria) - 13 Points
15. Gerrit Glomser (Austria) - 10 Points
16. Guido Trenti (USA) - 8 Points
17. Pedro Miguel Lopes Goncalves (Portugal) - 6 Points
18. Peter Van Petegem (Belgium) - 4 Points
19. Dmitri Konyshev (Russia) - 2 Points
20. Danilo Hondo (Germany) - 1 Point

TOT. 620 points

ELITE MEN ROAD RACE - RIDERS: BONUS POINTS

Pedro Miguel Lopes Goncalves (Portugal) - 20 Points ("C" Category best-placed rider)

ELITE MEN ROAD RACE - COUNTRY SCORES

Italy (Winner's Nation) - 20 Points;

Australia (Silver Medalist's Nation) - 12 Points;

Slovenia (4th place getter's nation; 5th place getter's nation) - 10 Points;

Germany (Bronze Medalist's Nation) - 8 Points

And now to the Virtual Team (better: Tandem) Results ...


2nd "Fabio's Fantasy World Championships" (October 9th -13th 2002) - ELITE MEN'S ROAD RACE: RESULTS:American Michael Tierney and Briton Jim Robson didn't give opposition any chance. One could believe that, after spending the four previous days of competition atop the GC, the Anglo-American tandem was about to hand over the leadership to anyone else, especially when taking into consideration how many points were at stake on Sunday's final race. It didn't happen though.

Quite the contrary: the great performances of Robson's and (even more) Tierney's selected guys earned them a sensational "stage" victory. No less than 343 points (Cipollini 100, McEwen 80, Zabel 61, and the two real winning choices - Kirsipuu 40 and Austria's Haselbacher 13. Plus 20 points from Italy's national squad of course) for "Daniel's Delight", 290 for his teammate from the UK (courtesy of Cipo, McEwen, Zabel and Baden Cooke, actually a score common to several participants). A total of 633 points, a score nobody else could match.

Not even Michael Norris and Joe Coughlin. Last year's winners fared well all through the game, ending with a very good second placing in the final leg. On Sunday the all-American pair scored 606 points, 316 from the Californian, 290 from Coughlin. Both contestants got points from Super Mario as well as the other medalists, plus Baden Cooke. But Norris also earned 26 further points, courtesy of Portugal's Pedro Lopes, the man who besides ranking 17th on Belgian roads (a spot providing 6 points), also was the best-placed rider belonging in the "C" Category (that means: 20 more points for the three players picking him).

David Holm and Frank Fronhofer hit the podium for the second consecutive day. Both were part of the strong contingent of players getting points from Cipo, McEwen, "Ete" Zabel and Cooke, but the Dane's roster also featured Austrian René Haselbacher, who provided him with 13 further points. American Francine Latil and Aritz Azkune of Euzkadi (the Basque Country of Spain) took fourth, 10 points behind the "bronze medalists" of the day.

The scores on Sunday were absolutely astonishing, with even the last-placed duo earning more than 300 points, something that would prove enough to win the leg in some of the previous days, but not when so many points are a stake and the race ends with all (or most) main favorites, picked by the vast majority of participants, in the top places. Indeed it came as no surprise that many contestants, predicting the massive sprint that actually happened, had properly selected the "Lion King" and his most dangerous rivals (Zabel and McEwen). And the exceptionally high scores we had were nothing else than the logical consequence.

To the detailed results now ...

1. Michael Tierney (Daniel's Delight - USA, 343) - Jim Robson (Bears without Bikes (on vacation) - UK, 290) / 633 points <*>

2. Joe Coughlin (Hoping for a DP writer as a teammate - USA, 290) - Mike Norris (Fat Former Fabio Fantasy Champions - USA, 316) / 606 points <**>

3. David Holm (Giorgino - Denmark, 303) - Frank Fronhofer (The world according to - USA, 290) / 593 points <***>

4. Francine Latil (Amadeus Slacker - USA, 290) - Aritz Azkune (AzkTeam - Euzkadi, 293) / 583 points

5. Saioa Arrizabalaga (Ilbera - Euzkadi, 293) - Matthew Stevens (Team Ornitorrinco - USA, 282) / 575 points

6. Becky Blice (Fantasy Freewheelers - USA, 261) - Manny Samaniego (We are the Champions - Panama, 290) / 551 points

7. Andrew McGrath (McGrathia CC - UK, 210) - Andrea Grandi (yourworstnightmare - Italy, 328) / 538 points

8. Francesco Grandi (Cipo speeder than Varenne - Italy, 328) - Janna Trevisanut (Ole What's His Name - USA, 192) / 520 points

9. Moritz Mehlem (Tag-Team-Championships - Germany, 299) - Jakob Duma (Hans Dekkers Future World U/23 Champ - Denmark, 210) / 509 points

10. Jim Troedel (Team Green Rouleurs - USA, 290) - Jonathan Brelsford (Montagne - USA, 200) / 490 points

11. Stefano Figallo (El Pipisprint! - Italy, 200) - Jim Keener (Cutters - USA, 290) / 490 points

12. Raymond Tiangco (Helmet Hair Brigade - Philippines, 290) - Christine (Cipo Forever! - Germany, 194) / 484 points

13. Burkni Helgason (SBS - Iceland, 290) - Matthias Jünemann (Jetleg + Lli - Germany, 191) / 481 points

14. Tommie Brock (Team Iron Station NC - USA 181) - Rajvinder Singh (Zolder at our feets - Singapore, 290) / 471 points

15. Ido Schnitzer (Cipollini's tiny onions - Israel, 242) - Celine Tytgadt (Appologies in advance to my teammate! - Belgium, 229) / 471 points

16. Phil Miano (One Day Wonders - Italy/USA, 282) - Leonard Trolio (BL / LWA - USA, 180) / 462 points

17. Craig Robertson (biddon fetchers - Australia, 282) - Chris Coolman (Your geuss is as good as mine? - USA, 179) / 461 points

18. Eric Thelen (ZoldaManiacs - Germany, 169) - Ezio T. (Last Game, Last Chance - Italy, 290) / 459 points

19. Rick Beuttel (Flahutes van Vlaanderen - USA, 278) - Doris Herman (D's Rainbow Raiders - USA, 180) / 458 points

20. Jason Minato (GTC - Australia, 282) - Niko Hinz (Zol Der Bel Gium - Germany, 173) / 455 points

21. Chad Gagnier (Edith Rumas's Conjugal Visitors - USA, 210) - Charles Henry (CHARLES HENRY - USA, 242) / 452 points

22. Kevin Schlaufman (Atherton Atlas - USA, 290) - Roy Drinkwater (wiley wheelmen - USA, 149) / 439 points

23. Kaspar Kristiansen (Cykelmyggen - Denmark, 303) - Julia Schlenkrich (Heidenei - Germany, 120) / 423 points

24. Troels Bjerregaard (Latecomers - Denmark, 110) - Terence Sexton (Team Avarice - USA, 282) / 392 points

25. Keld Haagensen (BARAKA - Denmark, 303) - Peter Lind (The losers brigade - Denmark, 74) / 377 points

26. Betsy Baker (pedals spring eternal - USA, 90) - Richard Lane (Mad Hungarians - USA, 286) / 376 points

27. Marcus Haub (Team Helgoland - Germany, 109) - Mark Allebach (Squadra Shagga - USA, 254) / 363 points

28. Myke-Jon Barker (Don White Cyclists - UK, 221) - Georg Reidarsen (Team Ture - Norway, 129) / 350 points

29. Matt Guse (The Flying Dogs - Canada, 229) - Jeff Berkowitz (gs park ridge - USA, 90) / 319 points

<*> = Plus a 30-Point Bonus to add to the Overall Score

<**> = Plus a 15-Point Bonus to add in the Overall Score

<***> = Plus a 5-Point Bonus to add in the Overall Score


--- FINAL OVERALL CLASSIFICATION ---

For the first time since the beginning of the DP's Fantasy Games in July 2001, a winner (well, two winners in this case ..) kept the Overall leadership for the whole competition. True that it lasted 5 days only, but this doesn't mean the value of the great result achieved by Michael Tierney and Jim Robson is diminished in any way.

Both of them got their first overall victory in any of Fabio's Fantasy Games, although the latter had great performances also in the recent Fantasy Vuelta, when he took two stages, was overall leader for as many days, and kept the leadership in the points competition for most of the game, before eventually losing it to Andrea Grandi. Was Robson actually riding, we'd say he's "a rider in great form" during this period.

A total score of 1293 points, 649 of which from Tierney (who also got the "individual top- score" status, see complete scores below), 569 from Robson, and the rest disguised as Bonus Points. Two races won, and another time on the podium as runner-ups. These are the numbers of a sensational victory for two players that, just like the "Best Team Name" contest winner (see link at the bottom of the page) will be awarded a copy of "The Tour Baby", Scott Coady's video realised during his adventure following (as a fan, a huge fan) Lance Armstrong and the other riders in the TdF 2000.

Kudos to the well-deserved winners, who left the game runner-ups 108 points behind. But congrats also to "Silver medalists" Mike Norris and Joe Coughlin. They too set a new record, by becoming the first participants to climb a DP's Fantasy Game podium for two years in a row. Indeed the 2001 Fantasy Worlds winners came close to repeat victory, and finished in a more then excellent second place. The pair worked well together: 587 points for Coughlin, 578 for Norris from L.A., and 20 Bonus Points. They didn't repeat last year's "final sprint", also because they found such rivals as Tierney and Robson, but nonetheless managed to move up from fifth to second place in the ultimate day of competition.

The deciding factor in their overall result was a rider unkown to many, Portugal's Pedro Lopes Gonçalves. This man took 17th on Sunday's race and was the best "C" Category rider. Enough to provide Norris with 26 points, which allowed him (and consequently his teammate) to rank second in the "stage" (thus getting 15 VERY USEFUL Bonus points) and move ahead - by 2 points only !!! - of David Holm and Frank Fronhofer.

The Danish-American duo ended the contest with a final score of 1183 points (568 for the Scandinavian, 580 for his teammate, 35 Bonus points) and missed the "silver medal" for an extremely narrow margin. But their result were more than excellent, especially when taking into consideration also the "stage victory" they got on Satuirday's Elite Women Road Race. And talking about records, we must say that also David Holm set a new one, by becoming the first Fantasy Game player to climb the Overall podium for three times in the 2002 season. Besides taking the bronze in this game, "Giorgino" was third overall in the Fantasy Giro too, but especially the WINNER of "Fabio's Fantasy Spring", the contest related to the Classics. And he has also got many chances to win the "Fantasy Player of Year" award, whose final results will be online later today.

The overall podium is complete, and curiously it's the same as the stage podium. Unfortunately (for them at least) without Moritz Mehlem and Jakob Duma: the German-Danish pair retained the second place for most of the game, but lost it in the very final day of competition. Congrats to both players on their excellent performance anyway.

Another contender with an excellent result is Aritz Azkune: he was the second best scorer at individual level, won the "Basque derby" vs. Saioa Arrizabalaga Juaristi (who ranked seventh anyway, not a bad result at all) and, also with a very good help from team-mate Francine Latil, got into the Top five. Should Cèline Tytgadt continue to apologize to Ido Schnitzer ? Perhaps not. It's true that the Daily Peloton's Belgian correspondant earned less points than her Israeli team-mate, but nonetheless 498 points is a good score, and a final sixth place is something to be satisfied with.

Also the "Andy & Andy" tandem (England's McGrath and Italy's Grandi) found a place in the final Top 10, just ahead of another duo featuring an Italian. Not a bad result for the Londoner, at his first time in a DP's game, although most of the work was done by his more experienced teammate. Also the previous Fantasy Game Winner (Vuelta's champion Terence Sexton) had a decent individual score and, along with Danish debutant Troels Bjerregaard, got into the Top 10 places overall.

To the Final Scores now ...

1. Michael Tierney (Daniel's Delight - USA, 649) - Jim Robson (Bears without Bikes (on vacation) - UK, 569) / 1293 points (including 75 Bonus points)

2. Joe Coughlin (Hoping for a DP writer as a teammate - USA, 587) - Mike Norris (Fat Former Fabio Fantasy Champions - USA, 578) / 1185 points (including 20 Bonus points)

3. David Holm (Giorgino - Denmark, 568) - Frank Fronhofer (The world according to - USA, 580) / 1183 points (including 35 Bonus points)

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4. Moritz Mehlem (Tag-Team-Championships - Germany, 563) - Jakob Duma (Hans Dekkers Future World U/23 Champ - Denmark, 523) / 1106 points (including 20 Bonus points)

5. Francine Latil (Amadeus Slacker - USA, 486) - Aritz Azkune (AzkTeam - Euzkadi, 614) / 1100 points

6. Ido Schnitzer (Cipollini's tiny onions - Israel, 530) - Celine Tytgadt (Appologies in advance to my teammate! - Belgium, 498) / 1028 points

7. Saioa Arrizabalaga (Ilbera - Euzkadi, 530) - Matthew Stevens (Team Ornitorrinco - USA, 480) / 1015 points (including 5 Bonus points)

8. Andrew McGrath (McGrathia CC - UK, 403) - Andrea Grandi (yourworstnightmare - Italy, 593) / 996 points

9. Eric Thelen (ZoldaManiacs - Germany, 388) - Ezio T. (Last Game, Last Chance - Italy, 603 / 991 points

10. Troels Bjerregaard (Latecomers - Denmark, 386) - Terence Sexton (Team Avarice - USA, 557) / 963 points (including 20 Bonus points)

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11. Raymond Tiangco (Helmet Hair Brigade - Philippines, 535) - Christine (Cipo Forever! - Germany, 393) / 958 points (including 30 Bonus points)

12. Jason Minato (GTC - Australia, 478) - Niko Hinz (Zol Der Bel Gium - Germany, 432) / 925 points (including 15 Bonus points)

13. Becky Blice (Fantasy Freewheelers - USA, 341) - Manny Samaniego (We are the Champions - Panama, 569) / 910 points

14. Francesco Grandi (Cipo speeder than Varenne - Italy, 571) - Janna Trevisanut (Ole What's His Name - USA, 332) / 903 points

15. Stefano Figallo (El Pipisprint! - Italy, 378) - Jim Keener (Cutters - USA, 519) / 897 points

16. Burkni Helgason (SBS - Iceland, 534) - Matthias Jünemann (Jetleg + Lli - Germany, 362) / 896 points

17. Kaspar Kristiansen (Cykelmyggen - Denmark, 535) - Julia Schlenkrich (Heidenei - Germany, 330) / 865 points

18. Keld Haagensen (BARAKA - Denmark, 610) - Peter Lind (The losers brigade - Denmark, 247) / 857 points

19. Jim Troedel (Team Green Rouleurs - USA, 487) - Jonathan Brelsford (Montagne - USA, 367) / 854 points

20. Tommie Brock (Team Iron Station NC - USA 306) - Rajvinder Singh (Zolder at our feets - Singapore, 546) / 852 points

21. Craig Robertson (biddon fetchers - Australia, 472) - Chris Coolman (Your geuss is as good as mine? - USA, 369) / 841 points

22. Myke-Jon Barker (Don White Cyclists - UK, 494) - Georg Reidarsen (Team Ture - Norway, 307) / 831 points (including 30 Bonus points)

23. Phil Miano (One Day Wonders - Italy/USA, 370) - Leonard Trolio (BL / LWA - USA, 448) / 818 points

24. Rick Beuttel (Flahutes van Vlaanderen - USA, 465) - Doris Herman (D's Rainbow Raiders - USA, 338) / 803 points

25. Chad Gagnier (Edith Rumas's Conjugal Visitors - USA, 292) - Charles Henry (CHARLES HENRY - USA, 419) / 711 points

26. Marcus Haub (Team Helgoland - Germany, 257) - Mark Allebach (Squadra Shagga - USA, 439) / 696 points

27. Matt Guse (The Flying Dogs - Canada, 421) - Jeff Berkowitz (gs park ridge - USA, 255) / 676 points

28. Betsy Baker (pedals spring eternal - USA, 186) - Richard Lane (Mad Hungarians - USA, 487) / 673 points

29. Kevin Schlaufman (Atherton Atlas - USA, 401) - Roy Drinkwater (wiley wheelmen - USA, 268) / 669 points


Individual Scores - Top 10 Places - RACE:

Michael Tierney - Daniel's Delight - USA / 343 points
Andrea Grandi - yourworstnightmare - Italy / 328 points
Francesco Grandi - Cipo speeder than Varenne - Italy / 328 points
Mike Norris - Fat Former Fabio Fantasy Champions - USA / 316 points
David Holm - Giorgino - Denmark / 303 points
Kaspar Kristiansen - Cykelmyggen - Denmark / 303 points
Keld Haagensen - BARAKA - Denmark / 303 points
Moritz Mehlem - Tag-Team-Championships - Germany / 299 points
Aritz Azkune - AzkTeam - Euzkadi / 293 points
Saioa Arrizabalaga - Ilbera - Euzkadi / 293 points

Individual Scores - FINAL RESULTS:

1. Michael Tierney - Daniel's Delight - USA / 649 Points
2. Aritz Azkune - AzkTeam - Euzkadi / 614 Points
3. Keld Haagensen - BARAKA - Denmark / 610 Points
4. Ezio T. - Last Game, Last Chance - Italy / 603 Points
5. Andrea Grandi - yourworstnightmare - Italy / 593 Points
6. Joe Coughlin - Hoping for a DP writer as a teammate - USA / 587 Points
7. Frank Fronhofer - The world according to - USA / 580 Points
8. Mike Norris - Fat Former Fabio Fantasy Champions - USA / 578 Points
9. Francesco Grandi - Cipo speeder than Varenne - Italy / 571 Points
10. Jim Robson - Bears without Bikes (on vacation) - UK / 569 Points
10. Manny Samaniego - We are the Champions - Panama / 569 Points
12. David Holm - Giorgino - Denmark / 568 Points
13. Moritz Mehlem - Tag-Team-Championships - Germany / 563 Points
14. Terence Sexton - Team Avarice - USA / 557 Points
15. Rajvinder Singh - Zolder at our feets - Singapore / 546 Points
16. Raymond Tiangco - Helmet Hair Brigade - Philippines / 535 Points
16. Kaspar Kristiansen - Cykelmyggen - Denmark / 535 Points
18. Burkni Helgason - SBS - Iceland / 534 Points
19. Ido Schnitzer - Cipollini's tiny onions - Israel / 530 Points
19. Saioa Arrizabalaga - Ilbera - Euzkadi / 530 Points
21. Jakob Duma - Hans Dekkers Future World U/23 Champ - Denmark / 523 Points
22. Jim Keener - Cutters - USA / 519 Points
23. Celine Tytgadt - Appologies in advance to my teammate! - Belgium / 498 Points
24. Myke-Jon Barker - Don White Cyclists - UK / 494 Points
25. Jim Troedel - Team Green Rouleurs - USA / 487 Points
25. Richard Lane - Mad Hungarians - USA / 487 Points
27. Francine Latil - Amadeus Slacker - USA / 486 Points
28. Matthew Stevens - Team Ornitorrinco - USA / 480 Points
29. Jason Minato - GTC - Australia / 478 Points
30. Craig Robertson - biddon fetchers - Australia / 472 Points
31. Rick Beuttel - Flahutes van Vlaanderen - USA / 465 Points
32. Phil Miano - One Day Wonders - Italy/USA / 448 Points
33. Mark Allebach - Squadra Shagga - USA / 439 Points
34. Niko Hinz - Zol Der Bel Gium - Germany / 432 Points
35. Matt Guse - The Flying Dogs - Canada / 421 Points
36. Charles Henry - CHARLES HENRY - USA / 419 Points
37. Andy McGrath - McGrathia CC - UK / 403 Points
38. Kevin Schlaufman - Atherton Atlas - USA / 401 Points
39. Christine - Cipo Forever! - Germany / 393 Points
40. Eric Thelen - ZoldaManiacs - Germany / 388 Points
41. Troels Bjerregaard - Latecomers - Denmark / 386 Points
42. Stefano Figallo - El Pipisprint! - Italy / 378 Points
43. Leonard Trolio - BL / LWA - USA / 370 Points
44. Chris Coolman - Your geuss is as good as mine? - USA / 369 Points
45. Jonathan Brelsford - Montagne - USA / 367 Points
46 .Matthias Jünemann - Jetleg + Lli - Germany / 362 Points
47. Becky Blice - Fantasy Freewheelers - USA / 341 Points
48. Doris Herman - D's Rainbow Raiders - USA / 338 Points
49. Janna Trevisanut - Ole What's His Name - USA / 332 Points
50. Julia Schlenkrich - Heidenei - Germany / 330 Points
51. Georg Reidarsen - Team Ture - Norway / 307 Points
52. Tommie Brock - Team Iron Station NC - USA / 306 Points
53. Chad Gagnier - Edith Rumas's Conjugal Visitors - USA / 292 Points
54 . Roy Drinkwater - wiley wheelmen - USA / 268 Points
55. Marcus Haub - Team Helgoland - Germany / 257 Points
56. Jeff Berkowitz - gs park ridge - USA / 255 Points
57. Peter Lind - The losers brigade - Denmark / 247 Points
58. Betsy Baker - pedals spring eternal - USA / 186 Points


That's the end of the last game of the 2002 Fantasy cycling season, here on the "Daily Peloton". Five different games with plenty of participants from all over the World, Africa included. A lot of work for me, that's for sure. But a lot of fun too, that's even more for sure.

The "Daily Peloton" will be probably back with more new games in the SPRING of 2003. I must say that a "Fantasy Spring" game might be unlikely, although you shouldn't take anything for granted, but I'll do my best not to miss a Giro-related contest at least. Thanks to everyone, and in particular to all players - many indeed -who spent good words for the FG. Have a good winter (or summer for those of you in the Southern part of he World ...) and see you all next year ! And to everyone wishing to know the final results of the "Player of the year" award ... see you in a few hours !!!

Fabio


2nd "Fabio's Fantasy World Championships" - Links

* Day 1 (Elite Women's ITT) - Results

* Day 2 (Elite Men's ITT) - Results & General Classification

* Day 3 (Under 23 Road Race) - Results & General Classification

* Day 4 (Elite Women's Road Race) - Results & General Classification

* Day 5 (Elite Men's Road Race) - Results & Final General Classification

* Day 5 (Elite Men's Road Race) - Team Rosters

* Best Team Name Awards" - Results


Go to the Worlds 2002 Hub page to know everything related to the 2002 Road World Championships: news, results, interviews, reports, rider and team profiles and peviews, and the DP's very own Fantasy Game.


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