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4th Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta - Virtual Teams: Stage 9 Results
 
By Fabio
Date: 9/16/2004
4th Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta - Virtual Teams: Stage 9 Results
 

American players got us accustomed to already: it may take a while for them to win a stage, but once they start winning, it's no easy task for anyone to stop them. And this Fantasy Vuelta edition is no exception: after a week of failed attempts, they finally managed to capture a stage Saturday, courtesy of David Schimpf, and 24 hours later another U.S. player repeated victory. Even if while Schimpf's ITT triumph was very "American", with points coming mostly from U.S. riders and teams, Marianne Werz O'Brien got a stage win with a strong Latin flavour.

Indeed all 70 points she needed to edge out Austria's Philipp ("Don Pippo") by a 2-point margin were from a wild bunch of Spaniards (Heras, Nozal, Sastre) plus Italy's tiny mountain goat Leonardo Piepoli of the Spain-based, yellow-jerseyed team Saunier Duval-Prodir. Apulian Leo Piepoli, also known in his home country as "Il Trullo Volante" ("The Flying Trullo"), a nickname he was given after the Trulli, the picturesque traditional conical houses that are the main feature of his home town Alberobello (more details and pics of the Trulli can be found here, and even more pics here) made the most out of his climbing skills and powered to victory in the first mountain top finish of the race at Alto de Aitana, thus providing all competitors who picked him with a good 30 points, that should be added (in the overall score) to the 13 points the man earned in previous stages.

The Flying Trullo was part of the "Fassa Pippolo" line-up too, but this was the only point-scoring factor Marianne and "Don Pippo" had in common, as for the rest the Austrian shouldn't thank Heras or Nozal, but Mancebo (24 pts), Valverde, "Regularidad" leader Erik Zabel and Colombia's Félix Cárdenas, a superstar of the past Tour of Spain, finally able to score in this edition of the game too. Piepoli, Mancebo and Valverde was the good mix of legs that made Scotland's Alasdair Cook complete a top 3 of players not much in the limelight earlier in the contest.

And also the remainder of the top 10 was a kind of "festival" of Virtual Teams finally having some glory after quite a poor early part of the game. And with more hilly stages to come, teams like Cyrille Pluijmen's "No Chain" or Chuck Hudak's "Venga Venga", as well as the two Norwegian squads following (including "Team Ture", seventh place finisher despite not having Piepoli), as well as "Team Oscar", "valverde" and Poland's "Wakart Boys" are likely to make the headlines again. Points from Piepoli, Valverde, Menchov, Sastre and Freire, all of whom either Spaniards or riding for Spanish squads, helped previous stage winner Vicente Pérez, the top player from the Vuelta's host country, get a good 13th place finish. Only fifteen contenders did not score Sunday instead.

4th Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta
Virtual Teams: Stage 9 Results

1. Marianne Werz O'Brien - muchachos lycra-vestidos encantadores - USA / 70 points (Piepoli 30, Heras 20, Nozal 16, Sastre 4) (*)

2. Philipp Paier (DonPippo) - Fassa Pippolo - Austria / 68 points (Piepoli 30, Mancebo 24, Valverde 8, Zabel 5, Cárdenas 1) (**)

3. Alisdair Cook - Valverde/Cunego 1/2 - Scotland / 62 points (Piepoli 30, Mancebo 24, Valverde 8) (***)

4. Cyrille Pluijmen - No Chain - The Netherlands / 61 points
5. Chuck Hudak - Venga Venga - USA / 55 points
6. Havard Ramstad - NorwegianWood - Norway / 54 points
7. Georg Reidarsen - Team Ture - Norway / 53 points
8. Jim Klepper - Team Oscar - USA / 52 points
9. Henk Jan Punt - valverde - The Netherlands / 52 points
10. Tomasz Walachowski - Wakart Boys - Poland / 50 points

11. Jim Terpstra - Crazy Eagles - The Netherlands / 50 points
12. David Hall - hallbrain - USA / 49 points
13. Vicente Pérez - Club Ciclista Usabiaga - Spain / 49 points
14. Emin T. - No Dope - Norway / 49 points
15. Don Potter - Riding with No Hands - USA / 48 points
16. Lionel Herrera - panama cycling team - Panamá / 48 points
17. Andreas Lindh - Labbås - Sweden / 47 points
18. Jan Pankuweit - Vuelta Royal Riders - Germany / 46 points
19. Lee Maloy - Spinners - USA / 46 points
20. Julio Pons - T-Valencia - Spain / 44 points

21. Harm Hanemaayer - The Visitors - The Netherlands / 44 points
22. Jakob Duma - I dont know were to Bingen!! - Denmark / 44 points
23. Mark Allebach - Valverde/Cunego Smackdown - USA / 43 points
24. Andrea Grandi - RED WINE IS MY DRUG - Italy / 43 points
25. Scott Cairns - Team Caffeine - USA / 43 points
26. Marcelino A. Abantao - queda-vuelta - Philippines / 43 points
27. Christopher Smith - speedy gonzales - Australia / 43 points
28. Anna Martsisheuska - Yulia Nesterenko Fan Club - Belarus / 42 points
29. Dejan Vranic - The Wild Bunch - Croatia / 42 points
30. Michael Tierney - Hurricane Cross Winds - USA / 41 points
31. Jan Dijkstra - Sprints by Spurts - The Netherlands / 40 points
32. Charles Cabardos - Cabardos - Canada / 40 points
33. Janna Trevisanut - A Paso de Tortuga - USA / 40 points
34. Nils Wernitzki - C4F - Germany / 40 points
35. Willem Punt - thegreenmeankelmeteam - The Netherlands / 39 points
36. Matthias Jünemann - Jetleg + Lli - Germany / 39 points
37. Richard Purkiss - Rich's Riders - UK / 39 points
38. Martin de Vries - Fietsmaarwatjes - The Netherlands / 39 points
39. Burkni Helgason - SBS - Iceland / 38 points
40. Krzysztof Lesinski - Off Off C.T. - Poland / 38 points
41. Scott Price - pinche pirates - Canada / 38 points
42. Peter Hurley - Mountain Sharks - USA / 38 points
43. Anders Pedersen - CSC-espana - Denmark / 37 points
44. Danny Pate - Team Fantasy Presented By The Pate - USA / 36 points
45. Tim Oh - Queer Eye For The Bike Guy - USA / 36 points
46. Anders Diedrichs - CK Remmers - Sweden / 36 points
47. Remo Kaasenbrood - the jersey fits nice with the medal - The Netherlands / 35 points
48. John Roguski - ride for redemption - USA / 35 points
49. Sergio Zanotti - los pilas - Paraguay / 34 points
50. Henriette Brandt - Cykelmyggens Tante - Denmark / 34 points
51. Michael Hayes - team - redemption for bad fantasy tour de france - Canada / 34 points
52. Luigi Barozzi - Lui-Baroz Group Spa - PortoValtravaglia (Italy) / 32 points
53. Vincent Pieterse - Barande - The Netherlands / 32 points
54. David Turner - Felix, Max & Other Household Pets - USA / 31 points
55. Alex Whitney - Fingers in the Spokes - USA / 31 points
56. Frances Hurley - Hurricane Frances en Espana - USA / 31 points
57. David Schimpf - Team Mafidel - USA / 31 points
58. N. Joe Lara - Twisters - USA / 30 points
59. Cheryl Coughlin - Verdant Valverde - USA / 30 points
60. Bob Kristin - Bobarians - USA / 30 points
61. Mark David Chapman - Luz Ardiden - England / 30 points
62. Amanda Mar - What's in a Name? e-RAS, Hair-AS, he-RASS, heras - USA / 30 points
63. Patrick McNeal - Caps - USA / 30 points
64. podofdonny - Una Vez - Yorkshire / 30 points
65. Daniel Fredriksson - Bubbis - Sweden / 30 points
66. Christopher Lee - Peach Pedalin' - USA / 30 points
67. Doris Herman - D's Fantastic Hombres - USA / 29 points
68. Gregory Sutton - Greg's Gems - England / 29 points
69. Hugh Graham - mundo ciclismo - USA / 29 points
70. Dan Steinbach - Arriva, Arriva, Andale!! - USA / 28 points
71. Jorge Letras - One Leg Team (OLT) - Portugal / 28 points
72. Aris Galatis - Greek Stars - Greece / 28 points
73. Paul Finley - boo-no-oln - USA / 28 points
74. Dean Della Pella - Velobama - USA / 28 points
75. Richard Dodge - Jester's Dead - USA / 27 points
76. James Bass - Greasy Grimey Gopher Guts - USA / 27 points
77. Brad King - All the King's Men - USA / 27 points
78. Chris Knox - ENT - USA / 27 points
79. Mads Paulsen - team v-c - Denmark / 27 points
80. Tim D. Hammer - Hammer's Hammers - USA / 27 points
81. Noah Summers - max watts - Canada / 26 points
82. Mattias Markstrom - Farsan Bortolo - Sweden / 25 points
83. Tord Eriksson - passa bollo - Sweden / 25 points
84. Alonso Tejeda - Summertime Blues - USA / 25 points
85. John D. Renz - The Flat Tires - USA / 25 points
86. Rene Strandberg - campo - Denmark / 25 points
87. Mima Bennett - Animo Roberto! - Spain / 25 points
88. Joop van der Zouten - US armstrongalwayswinsSTOLS - The Netherlands / 24 points
89. Stephen Myers - Sunshine - Australia / 24 points
90. Chris Reed - The - UK / 24 points
91. Adam Tucker - No Hay - UK / 24 points
92. Gary Resnick - Chatty Cathies - USA / 24 points
93. Pete Butler - Team Atomic - USA / 24 points
94. Bob Gaegler - la vida puerca - USA / 23 points
95. Dave Pacey - VinoValveVici - USA / 23 points
96. Egil Thomassen - eath - Norway / 22 points
97. Josu Sanpelaio - ariostxea - Basque Country / 22 points
98. Michael Cairns - Blue Plate Special - Canada / 22 points
99. John Graham - Team Layna - Ireland / 22 points
100. Leonard Trolio - TSWheels - USA / 22 points
101. Louise Smith - huracán Solana - USA / 22 points
102. Jim Lais - laser's beams - USA / 22 points
103. Jody Horton - RAGIN CAJUNS - USA / 21 points
104. Jeff Manzer - Arriba! Arriba! - USA / 21 points
105. Aaron Williams - Milton Basement Racers - Canada / 20 points
106. Aritz Azkune - Azkunetarrak - Basque Country / 20 points
107. Jonathan Podmore - Jon's Raiders De la Montaña - USA / 19 points
108. Deora Lily Trevisanut - nina d' site God peloton delight - USA / 19 points
109. Gerrit van den Akker - G-force - The Netherlands / 19 points
110. Betsy Baker - Shoulda Woulda Coulda - USA / 19 points
111. Michel Verbeke - TT Team - Belgium / 19 points
112. Ryder Brooke - Brooke - Norway / 19 points
113. Roel Glasbeek - ROEL - The Netherlands / 18 points
114. Miles Hurley - Team Big Chiefs - USA / 18 points
115. Matthew Tognini - Creeping LAFB - Australia / 18 points
116. Jack McDaniel - PT247 - USA / 18 points
117. Laura Weislo - Barely Legal - USA / 18 points
118. Thomas Jensen - Team TGJ - Denmark / 18 points
119. José Pedro - Incomensuraveis - Portugal / 17 points
120. Chris Tunnock - clean urine riders (I think) - Australia / 16 points
121. Erik Backlund - Erik - Sweden / 16 points
122. Jonathon Tainsh - gofast - Australia / 16 points
123. Joanne Cross - Jo's Crossbar Wonders - England / 16 points
124. William R. Driessen - How's That?! - The Netherlands / 16 points
125. Abraham Martínez González - los tibios - Galicia / 16 points
126. Bob Selden - Volta la Vuelta - Australia / 16 points
127. Javier Pazos - Billboard Bull Rider - USA / 15 points
128. Todd Elenz - Up in Smoke - USA / 15 points
129. John Bartold - Team Zeke - USA / 15 points
130. Lee Todd - eltodd - UK / 15 points
131. David Bennett - Rub Her Down - USA / 15 points
132. Jeff Ofsanko - Victim or the Crime - USA / 15 points
133. Kenan Kirkendall - Crystal Ball Guessers - USA / 15 points
134. Mario Ballesteros - LOS ESCARABAJOS - Colombia / 14 points
135. Andre Umali - deedee and his amazing technicolor cyclists - Philippines / 14 points
136. Martin Tetreault - Jamones de Smithfield - USA / 14 points
137. Rick Beuttel - Grande Loco Velo Dodos - USA / 14 points
138. Terence Sexton - Sagacity - USA / 14 points
139. Peter Hoogervorst - Cascader - The Netherlands / 14 points
140. Saioa Arrizabalaga - Ilbera - Basque Country / 14 points
141. Todd Haugen - Team Start Slow and Taper Off - USA / 14 points
142. Filippo (Phil) Miano - Fast Fil's Fantasy Flyer's - Italy/USA / 14 points
143. Martin Connor - St Domingo - UK / 14 points
144. Craig Cheeseman - Adirondack Highlanders - USA / 14 points
145. Gordon Savage - Oatmeal Savages - Canada / 14 points
146. Phil Trostel - vicious cycle - USA / 14 points
147. Warren Lawrence - Ivana Ridealot - Canada / 14 points
148. Stefan Meijvogel - I love Menno - The Netherlands / 14 points
149. Keld Haagensen - BARAKA - Denmark / 14 points
150. Bill Strachan - VengaVenga - USA / 14 points
151. Leif Vernersen - 18 soft legs - Denmark / 14 points
152. Lubomir Kopanicak - Team Kukulele - Slovakia / 13 points
153. Udi Tal - The devious diesel - Israel / 13 points
154. Martin Kristensen - la vuelta magnífica de Beloki - Denmark / 13 points
155. Jason Pokrzywinski - Fatty Flauta - USA / 13 points
156. Dan Brabeck - Grande Loco Portabello - USA / 13 points
157. Buds Fuller - teambuds - New Zealand / 13 points
158. David Holm - Giorgino - Denmark / 13 points
159. Bas van Gelderen - Robasco - The Netherlands / 13 points
160. Morten Hansen - Team I-Stole-This-Bike-Let-Me-Through - Norway / 13 points
161. Morten Jakobsen - Slasquer - Denmark / 13 points
162. Peter Edwards - Forcats de la Route - USA / 13 points
163. Xavier Cintron - Xavier Cintron - USA / 12 points
164. Steve Wootton - WOOTS WONDERS - England / 12 points
165. Hans Jacob Hofgaard - best of the rest - Norway / 12 points
166. Anita Derks - Kiwis Fly - Australia / 12 points
167. Joe Coughlin - Vino, Vini, Vinci - USA / 11 points
168. Martin Tejeda - Pass me my Spanish Visa - USA / 11 points
169. Roger D Herbert - rdhbicycles - USA / 11 points
170. Joshua Lee - Aitor-ly Ridiculous - USA / 11 points
171. Scott Kern - The 2nd Best Bet - USA / 11 points
172. Malcolm Irving - Phoney Phonak - UK / 10 points
173. Nicholas W. Briggs - Who Ha Yahoo's - USA / 10 points
174. Matthew Stevens - Team Ornitorrinco - USA / 10 points
175. Luuk Punt - The Kelme revengers - The Netherlands / 10 points
176. Aren Hellum - Livin' La Vida Spoke-a - USA / 10 points
177. Heather Gardiner - Heather's Dream Team - Canada / 10 points
178. David Wymore - Udder Power Cycling Team - Milk on the Move - USA / 10 points
179. Dave Shields - Unbie Tuble - USA / 10 points
180. Angelina Beers - Bringing Up the Rear - USA / 10 points
181. Annie Snider - Mongerals - USA / 10 points
182. Rod Palomino - HotRod - USA / 10 points
183. Enikö Vozár - Hungarian Postal - Hungary / 10 points
184. Bryan Slinkard - Colonel Mustard - USA / 10 points
185. AURELIEN DELAURENT - HAUTACAM - France / 10 points
186. Chris Brennan - The molloping otters - UK / 10 points
187. Dan Clark - ThunderDan - USA / 10 points
188. Kerrigan Bennett - Tippe-freakin'-canoe, baby! - USA / 10 points
189. Attila Vozár - Losers Postal - Hungary / 10 points
190. Kathy Davies - VinoFan - USA / 10 points
191. Kaspar Kristiansen - Vuelta E Banaña - Denmark / 9 points
192. Herman van Iterson - Green-Blue-White after 25 yrs the last Kelme-Fight - The Netherlands / 9 points
193. Jim Keener - Destined 4 Last - USA / 9 points
194. Carl Horton - Team Jed - USA / 9 points
195. Aleksander Martinsen - Team Martinsen - Norway / 9 points
196. Rosa Gallagher - Unexpected Results - USA / 9 points
197. Mike Mefford - Varometric Vueltatude - USA / 9 points
198. Phil Coombs - On the Rivet - England / 9 points
199. Philip Brunjes - Brunj Squad - USA / 9 points
200. Robert Dinca - roberto - Romania / 9 points
201. Dave Arnold - muddle headed ones - Australia / 8 points
202. Peter Finlay - Aussie Aussie Aussie-plus some foreigners - Australia / 8 points
203. Patrick Sharp - Jamon Fantastico - USA / 8 points
204. Francesco Grandi - A la Buena Hora! - Italy / 8 points
205. Kevin Kohler - bUeNo - USA / 8 points
206. C.C.Buizer - NWK is on its way - The Netherlands / 8 points
207. Michael Elmer - Alphabet Soup - USA / 8 points
208. Derrick Neckel - tom's rhinoplasty - USA / 8 points
209. Arie Guijt - QB dynamite - The Netherlands / 8 points
210. Bridge Hunter - Puente - USA / 8 points
211. Stig E Sandø - Republic de Fufie - Norway / 8 points
212. Walt Armstrong - A Team - USA / 8 points
213. Hannes Egger - Haeggar - Austria / 7 points
214. Sara Selle - Pedalling Pretty - USA / 7 points
215. Anita van Crey - Gruppo delicioso - The Netherlands / 7 points
216. Calvin Jones - Coolhand's Cruisers - UK / 6 points
217. Mark Vandenbergh - No Vdb, but still ok!!! - Belgium / 6 points
218. Jonathan Runge - the anteaters - USA / 6 points
219. Erick Clavijo - clavijo's colombians - USA / 6 points
220. Melissa Budd - Mel's Boys - Australia / 6 points
221. Celine Tytgadt - cycling ducks á l'orange - Belgium / 6 points
222. John James - GS LEXI - USA / 5 points
223. Kevin Schlaufman - Atlas of Atherton - USA / 5 points
224. Cesilia Carlsson - Cesilia - Sweden / 5 points
225. Peter Budd - Buddy's Biker Bandido's - Australia / 5 points
226. Jon Thomsen - Carmenski - USA / 5 points
227. Joanna Hurley - The Pov's - USA / 5 points
228. Jim Robson - DELiRIOus Bears ? - UK / 5 points
229. Michael Miller - Raliegh Rider - USA / 5 points
230. Iñaki Rodríguez Hidalgo - CCCP - Spain / 5 points
231. Michael Procajlo - Searching for seniorettas - Australia / 5 points
232. Chip Rice - luvmybike - USA / 5 points
233. Chris Romans - C. Montgomery Burns - USA / 5 points
234. Garland Lee - Vuelta A La Carte - USA / 4 points
235. Jim Flaherty - Sicklerville Syclists - USA / 4 points
236. Judith Buck - Veni la Vuelta - England / 4 points
237. Beth Lester - Riders of the Revolution - USA / 4 points
238. Nigel Ravenhill - In the Gutter and I'm Lovin' It - USA / 2 points
239. Tom Whatling - Soap & Water - Great Britain / 1 point
240. Tim Saari - FLYING RHINOS - USA / 1 point
241. Doug Brennan - Olive Wood - USA / 1 point
242. Ervin C. Evangelista - TN Hawkeye - USA / 1 point
243. Corey Tincher - Legstrong - USA / 1 point
244. Frank Moser - BagBalmBoys - USA / 1 point
245. Micheal Dean - The Pain Game - USA / 1 point
246. Paul Butler - Team Paulie - USA / 1 point
247. Craig Robertson - Little Spanish Flea Circus - Australia / 0 points
248. Vaughn R. Trevisanut - Pelotonomaniacs Broken Hearts on Wheels - Ameritalia / 0 points
249. Biff Whaley - Pepto Bismal presented by Quick Step - USA / 0 points
250. Andy McDobbin - Lanterne Rougians III - UK / 0 points
251. Tim McDonald - Tim McDonald - USA / 0 points
252. Steven Crane - Crusin' Caribbean - Puerto Rico / 0 points
253. Hans Bauck - Coastal - Canada / 0 points
254. Quinn Bergman - Tator tots - USA / 0 points
255. Abe Oogerfart - Cowpoo - USA / 0 points
256. Gary McCarthy - In the Mood for a Spain Ride - USA / 0 points
257. Chris Gunningham - Kwik-E-Mart - Canada / 0 points
258. John Gorman - Late Season Chargers - USA / 0 points
259. Jesse Feinberg - Fight the Power - USA / 0 points
260. Hans Tveitereid - Spitzfire - Norway / 0 points
261. Emily Davies - Spindola10 - USA / 0 points

(*) = Plus 25 Bonus Points added to the overall score
(**) = Plus 10 Bonus Points added to the overall score
(**) = Plus 5 Bonus Points added to the overall score


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