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4th Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta - Virtual Teams: GC after Stage 4
 
By Fabio
Date: 9/10/2004
4th Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta - Virtual Teams: GC after Stage 4
 

With two stage wins and something like 50 bonus points collected in just four days, Australian Melissa Budd couldn't help but take the overall lead in the Fantasy Vuelta's standings. The "Mel's Boys" have earned her a cumulative score of 278 points (50 of which are bonuspoints) and, at this stage of the game, a 28-points margin over Andreas Lindh who, in spite of a solid stage score (50 points, half from Zabel, half from the Landis-USPS combination) couldn't match the power of Melissa's sprinting machines. With no bonus points awarded Lindh would still be leader of the game, but the Swede paid for ... well, I wouldn't say his "lack of good results" ("Labbas he hit the top 3 once after all), but rather the sensational perfomances of Budd's squad.

Someone new at the top, someone new in third place too. While Vuelta opener winner Noah Summers dropped to sixth, and Tim D. Hammer slipped to fourth, Mark Vandenbergh made the most out of his second top 3 finish (and the relative bonus points) and moved up eleven places. Sure the Belgian can't complain, and he's even well ahead of Danny Pate -who at his turn benefited from his recent super-performances on the Fantasy Game side and ascended to fifth -gaining 22 positions in just one day- on GC. From 21st to 7th overall: what a difference one day makes also for Todd Elenz and his point-awarding trio of Petacchi, Zabel and Landis!

On the other side of the coin, Louise Smith (in spite of the first points she got from Miguel Angel Martín Perdiguero), dropped to sixth, and Leonard Trolio (whose daily scorers were Freire, Horrillo and USPS) was even down to ninth. Mads Paulsen didn't have a good stge -in GC terms- either, but also the Dane remained inside the Top 10 spots, while David Schimpf, Dean Della Pella and KOM leader James Bass are currently out of them.

Good news for Dave Arnold, John D. Renz and Jody Horton, all of whom with Erik Zabel as one of their "B" guys, all of whom making some gains Tuesday. Carl Horton and Peter Budd (tied after stage 3, and now with just one point between'em) made some gains too, but are still outside the top 20, while Monday's stage winner Vicente Pérez, this time getting points from Freire only, moved down ten places into 25th overall.

As mentioned in the Stage 4 Report, neither Bridge Hunter nor Andy McDobbin scored Tuesday, such that nothing changed at the bottom of the GC, with the U.S. contender maintaining the "Red Lantern" and his chief rival for the last place prize (so far at least) still 5 points ahead of him.

Note - Please read : All players, among those who have been asked to (Caipirinha, Marlis1955, Werner1951, Sabrina1982, Pädäricco (Patrick), Rufs, Robert, Galen and JWMSales) who didn't provid the additional infos we requested, will be excluded from the game since the next stage.

4th Fabio's Fantasy Tour
Virtual Teams: GC after Stage 4

1. Melissa Budd - Mel's Boys - Australia / 278 points (Petacchi 63, Zabel 51, Freire 47, Wan Heeswijk 18, Fassa Bortolo 31, Team CSC 18, Bonus Points 50)

2. Andreas Lindh - LAbbås - Sweden / 250 points (Landis 54, Zabel 51, Heras 10, Barry 5, USPS 91, Team CSC 18, Saeco 11, Bonus Points 10)

3. Mark Vandenbergh - No Vdb, but still ok!!! - Belgium / 244 points (Petacchi 63, Zabel 51, Freire 47, Wan Heeswijk 18, Paolini 1, T-Mobile Team 35, Saeco 11, Cofidis 3, Bonus Points 15)

4. Tim D. Hammer - Hammer's Hammers - USA / 228 points
5. Danny Pate - Team Fantasy Presented By The Pate - USA / 212 points
6. Louise Smith - huracán Solana - USA / 212 points
7. Todd Elenz - Up in Smoke - USA / 206 points
8. Noah Summers - max watts - Canada / 205 points
9. Leonard Trolio - TSWheels - USA / 202 points
10. Mads Paulsen - team v-c - Denmark / 199 points

11. Dave Arnold - muddle headed ones - Australia / 196 points
12. John D. Renz - The Flat Tires - USA / 193 points
13. Dean Della Pella - Velobama - USA / 190 points
14. David Schimpf - Team Mafidel - USA / 189 points
15. James Bass - Greasy Grimey Gopher Guts - USA / 188 points
16. Chris Knox - ENT - USA / 187 points
17. Marcelino A. Abantao - queda-vuelta - Philippines / 185 points
18. Jody Horton - RAGIN CAJUNS - USA / 185 points
19. Richard Dodge - Jester's Dead - USA / 181 points
20. Michael Cairns - Blue Plate Special - Canada / 174 points

21. Scott Kern - The 2nd Best Bet - USA / 174 points
22. Carl Horton - Team Jed - USA / 170 points
23. Peter Budd - Buddy's Biker Bandido's - Australia / 169 points
24. Bill Strachan - VengaVenga - USA / 169 points
25. Vicente Pérez - Club Ciclista Usabiaga - Spain / 169 points
26. Jeff Manzer - Arriba! Arriba! - USA / 168 points
27. David Holm - Giorgino - Denmark / 167 points
28. Kenan Kirkendall - Crystal Ball Guessers - USA / 166 points
29. Peter Hurley - Mountain Sharks - USA / 165 points
30. Joshua Lee - Aitor-ly Ridiculous - USA / 163 points
31. Roger D Herbert - rdhbicycles - USA / 162 points
32. Anna Martsisheuska - Yulia Nesterenko Fan Club - Belarus / 162 points
33. Chris Reed - The - UK / 162 points
34. Emin T. - No Dope - Norway / 161 points
35. David Bennett - Rub Her Down - USA / 160 points
36. Rick Beuttel - Grande Loco Velo Dodos - USA / 158 points
37. Bryan Slinkard - Colonel Mustard - USA / 158 points
38. Laura Weislo - Barely Legal - USA / 158 points
39. Robert Dinca - roberto - Romania / 158 points
40. Jim Klepper - Team Oscar - USA / 157 points
41. Frances Hurley - Hurricane Frances en Espana - USA / 157 points
42. Steve Wootton - WOOTS WONDERS - England / 156 points
43. Jim Robson - DELiRIOus Bears ? - UK / 153 points
44. Jeff Ofsanko - Victim or the Crime - USA / 153 points
45. Sara Selle - Pedalling Pretty - USA / 152 points
46. Anders Pedersen - CSC-espana - Denmark / 151 points
47. Andrea Grandi - RED WINE IS MY DRUG - Italy / 149 points
48. Deora Lily Trevisanut - nina d' site God peloton delight - USA / 148 points
49. Don Potter - Riding with No Hands - USA / 147 points
50. Ryder Brooke - Brooke - Norway / 147 points
51. Kerrigan Bennett - Tippe-freakin'-canoe, baby! - USA / 146 points
52. Aritz Azkune - Azkunetarrak - Basque Country / 145 points
53. Abraham Martínez González - los tibios - Galicia / 144 points
54. Mario Ballesteros - LOS ESCARABAJOS - Colombia / 143 points
55. Miles Hurley - Team Big Chiefs - USA / 143 points
56. Dan Brabeck - Grande Loco Portabello - USA / 142 points
57. Martin Kristensen - la vuelta magnífica de Beloki - Denmark / 141 points
58. Buds Fuller - teambuds - New Zealand / 141 points
59. Philipp Paier (DonPippo) - Fassa Pippolo - Austria / 141 points
60. Peter Edwards - Forcats de la Route - USA / 141 points
61. Caipirinha - caipirinha - Switzerland / 141 points
62. William R Driessen - How's That?! - The Netherlands / 141 points
63. Michel Verbeke - TT Team - Belgium / 140 points
64. Willem Punt - thegreenmeankelmeteam - The Netherlands / 139 points
65. Lubomir Kopanicak - Team Kukulele - Slovakia / 139 points
66. Mark Allebach - Valverde/Cunego Smackdown - USA / 139 points
67. Dave Pacey - VinoValveVici - USA / 138 points
68. Jason Pokrzywinski - Fatty Flauta - USA / 138 points
69. Jim Lais - laser's beams - USA / 138 points
70. David Hall - hallbrain - USA / 136 points
71. Todd Haugen - Team Start Slow and Taper Off - USA / 136 points
72. Betsy Baker - Shoulda Woulda Coulda - USA / 135 points
73. Kaspar Kristiansen - Vuelta E Banaña - Denmark / 134 points
74. Gerrit van den Akker - G-force - The Netherlands / 134 points
75. John Bartold - Team Zeke - USA / 134 points
76. Bob Gaegler - la vida puerca - USA / 133 points
77. Martin Connor - St Domingo - UK / 132 points
78. Rod Palomino - HotRod - USA / 132 points
79. Vincent Pieterse - Barande - The Netherlands / 131 points
80. Mark David Chapman - Luz Ardiden - England / 130 points
81. JWMSales - JWMSales - USA / 130 points
82. Martin Tejeda - Pass me my Spanish Visa - USA / 129 points
83. Cyrille Pluijmen - No Chain - The Netherlands / 129 points
84. Charles Cabardos - Cabardos - Canada / 128 points
85. John Roguski - ride for redemption - USA / 128 points
86. Ervin C. Evangelista - TN Hawkeye - USA / 128 points
87. Dan Clark - ThunderDan - USA / 128 points
88. Terence Sexton - Sagacity - USA / 127 points
89. Jakob Duma - I dont know were to Bingen!! - Denmark / 127 points
90. podofdonny - Una Vez - Yorkshire / 126 points
91. Hans Tveitereid - Spitzfire - Norway / 126 points
92. Werner1951 - Werner1951 - Switzerland / 125 points
93. Gary McCarthy - In the Mood for a Spain Ride - USA / 125 points
94. Francesco Grandi - A la Buena Hora! - Italy / 123 points
95. Lee Todd - eltodd - UK / 123 points
96. Arie Guijt - QB dynamite - The Netherlands / 123 points
97. Lionel Herrera - panama cycling team - Panamá / 123 points
98. Malcolm Irving - Phoney Phonak - UK / 122 points
99. Joe Coughlin - Vino, Vini, Vinci - USA / 122 points
100. Joanne Cross - Jo's Crossbar Wonders - England / 122 points
101. Anders Diedrichs - CK Remmers - Sweden / 120 points
102. Matthew Tognini - Creeping LAFB - Australia / 119 points
103. Jonathan Podmore - Jon's Raiders De la Montaña - USA / 117 points
104. Pädäricco - Pädäricco - Switzerland / 117 points
105. Keld Haagensen - BARAKA - Denmark / 117 points
106. Heather Gardiner - Heather's Dream Team - Canada / 116 points
107. Egil Thomassen - eath - Norway / 115 points
108. Warren Lawrence - Ivana Ridealot - Canada / 115 points
109. Christopher Smith - speedy gonzales - Australia / 115 points
110. Martin de Vries - Fietsmaarwatjes - The Netherlands / 115 points
111. Quinn Bergman - Tator tots - USA / 114 points
112. Bas van Gelderen - Robasco - The Netherlands / 113 points
113. Paul Butler - Team Paulie - USA / 113 points
114. Gordon Savage - Oatmeal Savages - Canada / 112 points
115. Bob Kristin - Bobarians - USA / 112 points
116. Burkni Helgason - SBS - Iceland / 111 points
117. Alex Whitney - Fingers in the Spokes - USA / 111 points
118. Enikö Vozár - Hungarian Postal - Hungary / 111 points
119. John James - GS LEXI - USA / 110 points
120. Michael Tierney - Hurricane Cross Winds - USA / 110 points
121. Sergio Zanotti - los pilas - Paraguay / 109 points
122. Kathy Davies - VinoFan - USA / 109 points
123. Cheryl Coughlin - Verdant Valverde - USA / 108 points
124. C.C.Buizer - NWK is on its way - The Netherlands / 107 points
125. Chris Brennan - The molloping otters - UK / 107 points
126. Chuck Hudak - Venga Venga - USA / 106 points
127. David Wymore - Udder Power Cycling Team - Milk on the Move - USA / 106 points
128. Aleksander Martinsen - Team Martinsen - Norway / 106 points
129. Galen - Sam Slaughter's Discount Meat Locker - USA / 106 points
130. Phil Trostel - vicious cycle - USA / 105 points
131. Michael Hayes - team - redemption for bad fantasy tour de france - Canada / 105 points
132. Attila Vozár - Losers Postal - Hungary / 104 points
133. Janna Trevisanut - A Paso de Tortuga - USA / 103 points
134. Thomas Jensen - Team TGJ - Denmark / 103 points
135. Henk Jan Punt - valverde - The Netherlands / 102 points
136. Scott Cairns - Team Caffeine - USA / 102 points
137. Mike Mefford - Varometric Vueltatude - USA / 102 points
138. Kevin Schlaufman - Atlas of Atherton - USA / 101 points
139. Stefan Meijvogel - I love Menno - The Netherlands / 101 points
140. Christopher Lee - Peach Pedalin' - USA / 101 points
141. Anita Derks - Kiwis Fly - Australia / 101 points
142. Xavier Cintron - Xavier Cintron - USA / 100 points
143. Brad King - All the King's Men - USA / 100 points
144. Remo Kaasenbrood - the jersey fits nice with the medal - The Netherlands / 99 points
145. Luigi Barozzi - Lui-Baroz Group Spa - PortoValtravaglia (Italy) / 99 points
146. Nicholas W. Briggs - Who Ha Yahoo's - USA / 99 points
147. Frank Moser - BagBalmBoys - USA / 99 points
148. Celine Tytgadt - cycling ducks á l'orange - Belgium / 99 points
149. Nils Wernitzki - C4F - Germany / 99 points
150. Aren Hellum - Livin' La Vida Spoke-a - USA / 98 points
151. Craig Cheeseman - Adirondack Highlanders - USA / 98 points
152. Annie Snider - Mongerals - USA / 98 points
153. Iñaki Rodríguez Hidalgo - CCCP - Spain / 98 points
154. Georg Reidarsen - Team Ture - Norway / 98 points
155. Daniel Fredriksson - Bubbis - Sweden / 98 points
156. Biff Whaley - Pepto Bismal presented by Quick Step - USA / 97 points
157. Gregory Sutton - Greg's Gems - England / 97 points
158. Morten Jakobsen - Slasquer - Denmark / 97 points
159. José Pedro - Incomensuraveis - Portugal / 97 points
160. Matthias Jünemann - Jetleg + Lli - Germany / 96 points
161. Henriette Brandt - Cykelmyggens Tante - Denmark / 95 points
162. Peter Hoogervorst - Cascader - The Netherlands / 94 points
163. Rosa Gallagher - Unexpected Results - USA / 94 points
164. Udi Tal - The devious diesel - Israel / 93 points
165. Erick Clavijo - clavijo's colombians - USA / 93 points
166. Harm Hanemaayer - The Visitors - The Netherlands / 93 points
167. AURELIEN DELAURENT - HAUTACAM - France / 93 points
168. Julio Pons - T-Valencia - Spain / 92 points
169. N. Joe Lara - Twisters - USA / 91 points
170. Jan Dijkstra - Sprints by Spurts - The Netherlands / 91 points
171. Matthew Stevens - Team Ornitorrinco - USA / 90 points
172. Hannes Egger - Haeggar - Austria / 90 points
173. Rufs - Team Something S - Norway / 90 points
174. Patrick Sharp - Jamon Fantastico - USA / 89 points
175. Jim Keener - Destined 4 Last - USA / 89 points
176. Roel Glasbeek - ROEL - The Netherlands / 89 points
177. Dave Shields - Unbie Tuble - USA / 89 points
178. Walt Armstrong - A Team - USA / 89 points
179. Micheal Dean - The Pain Game - USA / 88 points
180. Lee Maloy - Spinners - USA / 87 points
181. Filippo (Phil) Miano - Fast Fil's Fantasy Flyer's - Italy/USA / 86 points
182. Peter Finlay - Aussie Aussie Aussie-plus some foreigners - Australia / 85 points
183. Scott Price - pinche pirates - Canada / 85 points
184. Morten Hansen - Team I-Stole-This-Bike-Let-Me-Through - Norway / 85 points
185. David Turner - Felix, Max & Other Household Pets - USA / 84 points
186. Kevin Kohler - bUeNo - USA / 83 points
187. Michael Elmer - Alphabet Soup - USA / 82 points
188. Anita van Crey - Gruppo delicioso - The Netherlands / 82 points
189. Leif Vernersen - 18 soft legs - Denmark / 82 points
190. Herman van Iterson - Green-Blue-White after 25 yrs the last Kelme-Fight - The Netherlands / 81 points
191. Philip Brunjes - Brunj Squad - USA / 81 points
192. Tom Whatling - Soap & Water - Great Britain / 80 points
193. Michael Miller - Raliegh Rider - USA / 79 points
194. Chris Romans - C. Montgomery Burns - USA / 79 points
195. Javier Pazos - Billboard Bull Rider - USA / 78 points
196. Derrick Neckel - tom's rhinoplasty - USA / 78 points
197. Patrick McNeal - Caps - USA / 77 points
198. John Gorman - Late Season Chargers - USA / 77 points
199. Hugh Graham - mundo ciclismo - USA / 76 points
200. Richard Purkiss - Rich's Riders - UK / 74 points
201. John Graham - Team Layna - Ireland / 73 points
202. Tomasz Walachowski - Wakart Boys - Poland / 72 points
203. Jorge Letras - One Leg Team (OLT) - Portugal / 72 points
204. Joanna Hurley - The Pov's - USA / 72 points
205. Marlis1955 - Marlis1955 - Switzerland / 72 points
206. Corey Tincher - Legstrong - USA / 71 points
207. Dejan Vranic - The Wild Bunch - Croatia / 70 points
208. Luuk Punt - The Kelme revengers - The Netherlands / 68 points
209. Tim McDonald - Tim McDonald - USA / 67 points
210. Steven Crane - Crusin' Caribbean - Puerto Rico / 67 points
211. Gary Resnick - Chatty Cathies - USA / 67 points
212. Mattias Markstrom - Farsan Bortolo - Sweden / 66 points
213. Paul Finley - boo-no-oln - USA / 66 points
214. Stig E Sandø - Republic de Fufie - Norway / 66 points
215. Pete Butler - Team Atomic - USA / 66 points
216. Andre Umali - deedee and his amazing technicolor cyclists - Philippines / 65 points
217. Angelina Beers - Bringing Up the Rear - USA / 65 points
218. Rene Strandberg - campo - Denmark / 65 points
219. Calvin Jones - Coolhand's Cruisers - UK / 63 points
220. Aris Galatis - Greek Stars - Greece / 63 points
221. Jonathon Tainsh - gofast - Australia / 62 points
222. Chip Rice - luvmybike - USA / 62 points
223. Erik Backlund - Erik - Sweden / 61 points
224. Krzysztof Lesinski - Off Off C.T. - Poland / 61 points
225. Alonso Tejeda - Summertime Blues - USA / 61 points
226. Phil Coombs - On the Rivet - England / 61 points
227. Jan Pankuweit - Vuelta Royal Riders - Germany / 60 points
228. Doug Brennan - Olive Wood - USA / 60 points
229. Saioa Arrizabalaga - Ilbera - Basque Country / 60 points
230. Sabrina1982 - Sabrina1982 - Switzerland / 60 points
231. Nigel Ravenhill - In the Gutter and I'm Lovin' It - USA / 59 points
232. Chris Gunningham - Kwik-E-Mart - Canada / 58 points
233. Beth Lester - Riders of the Revolution - USA / 58 points
234. Craig Robertson - Little Spanish Flea Circus - Australia / 57 points
235. Jon Thomsen - Carmenski - USA / 57 points
236. Garland Lee - Vuelta A La Carte - USA / 56 points
237. Jonathan Runge - the anteaters - USA / 56 points
238. Jesse Feinberg - Fight the Power - USA / 56 points
239. Josu Sanpelaio - ariostxea - Basque Country / 55 points
240. Martin Tetreault - Jamones de Smithfield - USA / 54 points
241. Jim Terpstra - Crazy Eagles - The Netherlands / 54 points
242. Adam Tucker - No Hay - UK / 54 points
243. Judith Buck - Veni la Vuelta - England / 54 points
244. Vaughn R. Trevisanut - Pelotonomaniacs Broken Hearts on Wheels - Ameritalia / 53 points
245. Alisdair Cook - Valverde/Cunego 1/2 - Scotland / 52 points
246. Hans Jacob Hofgaard - best of the rest - Norway / 52 points
247. Cesilia Carlsson - Cesilia - Sweden / 51 points
248. Doris Herman - D's Fantastic Hombres - USA / 49 points
249. Amanda Mar - What's in a Name? e-RAS, Hair-AS, he-RASS, heras - USA / 49 points
250. Michael Procajlo - Searching for seniorettas - Australia / 47 points
251. Marianne Werz O'Brien - muchachos lycra-vestidos encantadores - USA / 47 points
252. Mima Bennett - Animo Roberto! - Spain / 47 points
253. Stephen Myers - Sunshine - Australia / 46 points
254. Aaron Williams - Milton Basement Racers - Canada / 45 points
255. Tim Saari - FLYING RHINOS - USA / 44 points
256. Dan Steinbach - Arriva, Arriva, Andale!! - USA / 44 points
257. Tim Oh - Queer Eye For The Bike Guy - USA / 44 points
258. Abe Oogerfart - Cowpoo - USA / 43 points
259. Emily Davies - Spindola10 - USA / 40 points
260. Jim Flaherty - Sicklerville Syclists - USA / 38 points
261. Bob Selden - Volta la Vuelta - Australia / 38 points
262. Tord Eriksson - passa bollo - Sweden / 35 points
263. Joop van der Zouten - US armstrongalwayswinsSTOLS - The Netherlands / 35 points
264. Hans Bauck - Coastal - Canada / 34 points
265. Chris Tunnock - clean urine riders (I think) - Australia / 22 points
266. Havard Ramstad - NorwegianWood - Norway / 13 points
267. Andy McDobbin - Lanterne Rougians III - UK / 10 points

268. Bridge Hunter - Puente - USA / 5 points


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