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

With points from Landis (10), Beltrán (5), Sastre (4) and dominating team USPS (12) David Schimpf kept the overall leader's mantle. And with points from Landis and USPS, as well as Erik Zabel (5), fellow American Tim D. Hammer, still the game's top scorer without bonus points, maintained his third position on the GC.

The big news of the day, when it comes to overall standings, was Andreas Lindh's comeback to the top 3 spots. The Swede got points from Landis (thus far the top scorer on the riders scene). And Zabel, still leading the points competition. And the super-mighty US Postal. But notably from Roberto Heras: the Vuelta's reigining champion finally found back his favorite battleground, and started the fireworks on Alto de Aitana, finishing a good second and giving Lindh, and all other 21 players who picked him, Sunday's stage winner included, a good 20 points. The Liberty Seguros newcomer is likely to provide them all with more and more of the same in the next hilly challenges.

Lindh, still a very serious GC threat (especially in case Heras' team-mate Igor González de Galdeano finds back his past form) replaced Melissa Budd in spot number two. Two wins and one more top 3 result, with a record score of 60 bonus points (so far) weren't enough for the "Mel's Boys", who got a mere dozen points in the last two stages, to save a top 3 spot. But even if she dropped to fourth, be sure that we'll hear Melissa's name again in the second and third week of La Vuelta.

Budd's chief rival in the previous sprinter's stages, Belgian Mark Vandenbergh, had similar performances over the two latest stages, and moved down to sixth, while American Chris Knox, 22-point getter (Landis 10, Triki 5, US Postal 12) Sunday, captured a place in the top 5. Also Dean Della Pella moved up one place, while Dave Arnold's "muddle headed ones" followed in the footsteps of many other sprinter-packed virtual teams and slipped off the top 10. Danny Pate was the exception to the rule, as even if his squad is predominantly based on fastmen, the man has got Piepoli too. And with 30 points from the Flying Trullo (added to points usually delivered by Zabel and Freire) Pate could easily land back into the top ten spots.

Which are completed by Richard Dodge (29 stage points, one even from TerminAitor, and still 7th overall) and James Bass (same score and scorers as Schimpf, and still 10th on GC). Noah Summers and Louise Smith maintained their positions, while Anna Martsisheuska, yo-yoing inside and outside the top 20 places throughout the recent stages, moved up into 14th, mainly due to Piepoli's great score. Jody Horton "caught" Tood Elenz, but dropped four places, with the likes of Fantasy Game "veteran" Peter Hurley and Jim Klepper moving ahead of her and the same Elenz.

But perhaps the very big news of the day came from the "Lanterne Rouge" territory, where Andy McDobbin finally hit the target and (re)captured his Lantern. Piepoli's Saunier Duval gave Bridge Hunter the eight points daily reserved for the stage winner's trade team, and the American moved up one place, yielding the last place on the GC to the man who took it also in the past Fantasy Vuelta, while Chris Tunnock's "clean urine rider" (he thinks) Isidro Nozal earned the Melbournian 16 points, which increased his "lead" over London's own McDobbin to 21 points. But also at the bottom of the bunch the battle is wide open, with far more than three legitimate contenders for the last-place prize.

4th Fabio's Fantasy Tour
Virtual Teams: GC after Stage 9

1. David Schimpf - Team Mafidel - USA / 465 points (Landis 116, Beltrán 61, Hamilton 32, Peña 23, Sastre 18, Flickinger 4, Isasi 1, USPS 151, Team CSC 18, Saeco 11, Bonus Points 30)

2. Andreas Lindh - Labbås - Sweden / 451 points (Landis 116, Zabel 110, Heras 30, Barry 5, USPS 151, Team CSC 18, Saeco 11, Bonus Points 10)

3. Tim D. Hammer - Hammer's Hammers - USA / 449 points (Landis 116, Zabel 110, Hamilton 32, Zabriskie 8, Cruz 6, USPS 151, Team CSC 18, Rabobank 8)

4. Melissa Budd - Mel's Boys - Australia / 436 points
5. Chris Knox - ENT - USA / 426 points
6. Mark Vandenbergh - No Vdb, but still ok!!! - Belgium / 419 points
7. Richard Dodge - Jester's Dead - USA / 406 points
8. Dean Della Pella - Velobama - USA / 401 points
9. Danny Pate - Team Fantasy Presented By The Pate - USA / 400 points
10. James Bass - Greasy Grimey Gopher Guts - USA / 397 points

11. Dave Arnold - muddle headed ones - Australia / 387 points
12. Noah Summers - max watts - Canada / 385 points
13. Louise Smith - huracán Solana - USA / 377 points
14. Anna Martsisheuska - Yulia Nesterenko Fan Club - Belarus / 370 points
15. Peter Hurley - Mountain Sharks - USA / 369 points
16. Jim Klepper - Team Oscar - USA / 366 points
17. Mads Paulsen - team v-c - Denmark / 366 points
18. Todd Elenz - Up in Smoke - USA / 362 points
19. Jody Horton - RAGIN CAJUNS - USA / 362 points
20. Vicente Pérez - Club Ciclista Usabiaga - Spain / 361 points

21. John D. Renz - The Flat Tires - USA / 359 points
22. Leonard Trolio - TSWheels - USA / 353 points
23. Kenan Kirkendall - Crystal Ball Guessers - USA / 351 points
24. Michael Cairns - Blue Plate Special - Canada / 350 points
25. Marcelino A. Abantao - queda-vuelta - Philippines / 348 points
26. Philipp Paier (DonPippo) - Fassa Pippolo - Austria / 344 points
27. Emin T. - No Dope - Norway / 343 points
28. William R. Driessen - How's That?! - The Netherlands / 334 points
29. Anders Pedersen - CSC-espana - Denmark / 333 points
30. Steve Wootton - WOOTS WONDERS - England / 333 points
31. David Bennett - Rub Her Down - USA / 331 points
32. Chris Reed - The - UK / 329 points
33. Jeff Ofsanko - Victim or the Crime - USA / 325 points
34. David Hall - hallbrain - USA / 322 points
35. Jim Lais - laser's beams - USA / 317 points
36. Rick Beuttel - Grande Loco Velo Dodos - USA / 316 points
37. Bill Strachan - VengaVenga - USA / 316 points
38. Carl Horton - Team Jed - USA / 314 points
39. Andrea Grandi - RED WINE IS MY DRUG - Italy / 314 points
40. Martin de Vries - Fietsmaarwatjes - The Netherlands / 313 points
41. Scott Kern - The 2nd Best Bet - USA / 312 points
42. Aritz Azkune - Azkunetarrak - Basque Country / 310 points
43. Frances Hurley - Hurricane Frances en Espana - USA / 308 points
44. Don Potter - Riding with No Hands - USA / 300 points
45. Laura Weislo - Barely Legal - USA / 300 points
46. Cyrille Pluijmen - No Chain - The Netherlands / 299 points
47. Bob Gaegler - la vida puerca - USA / 298 points
48. John Bartold - Team Zeke - USA / 295 points
49. Joshua Lee - Aitor-ly Ridiculous - USA / 291 points
50. Brad King - All the King's Men - USA / 290 points
51. Ryder Brooke - Brooke - Norway / 290 points
52. Jeff Manzer - Arriba! Arriba! - USA / 289 points
53. Roger D Herbert - rdhbicycles - USA / 286 points
54. Charles Cabardos - Cabardos - Canada / 285 points
55. Michel Verbeke - TT Team - Belgium / 285 points
56. Michael Tierney - Hurricane Cross Winds - USA / 282 points
57. Willem Punt - thegreenmeankelmeteam - The Netherlands / 281 points
58. Gerrit van den Akker - G-force - The Netherlands / 280 points
59. Todd Haugen - Team Start Slow and Taper Off - USA / 280 points
60. Hans Tveitereid - Spitzfire - Norway / 280 points
61. Abraham Martínez González - los tibios - Galicia / 279 points
62. Sara Selle - Pedalling Pretty - USA / 278 points
63. Peter Budd - Buddy's Biker Bandido's - Australia / 277 points
64. David Holm - Giorgino - Denmark / 277 points
65. Lee Todd - eltodd - UK / 276 points
66. Dave Pacey - VinoValveVici - USA / 275 points
67. Robert Dinca - roberto - Romania / 274 points
68. Deora Lily Trevisanut - nina d' site God peloton delight - USA / 273 points
69. Matthias Jünemann - Jetleg + Lli - Germany / 271 points
70. Mark David Chapman - Luz Ardiden - England / 270 points
71. Arie Guijt - QB dynamite - The Netherlands / 270 points
72. Mark Allebach - Valverde/Cunego Smackdown - USA / 269 points
73. John Roguski - ride for redemption - USA / 269 points
74. Anders Diedrichs - CK Remmers - Sweden / 265 points
75. Sergio Zanotti - los pilas - Paraguay / 265 points
76. Lionel Herrera - panama cycling team - Panamá / 264 points
77. Jakob Duma - I dont know were to Bingen!! - Denmark / 264 points
78. Remo Kaasenbrood - the jersey fits nice with the medal - The Netherlands / 262 points
79. Miles Hurley - Team Big Chiefs - USA / 261 points
80. Jim Robson - DELiRIOus Bears ? - UK / 261 points
81. Michael Hayes - team - redemption for bad fantasy tour de france - Canada / 261 points
82. Mario Ballesteros - LOS ESCARABAJOS - Colombia / 259 points
83. Bryan Slinkard - Colonel Mustard - USA / 259 points
84. Betsy Baker - Shoulda Woulda Coulda - USA / 258 points
85. Joe Coughlin - Vino, Vini, Vinci - USA / 258 points
86. Rod Palomino - HotRod - USA / 258 points
87. Georg Reidarsen - Team Ture - Norway / 257 points
88. Warren Lawrence - Ivana Ridealot - Canada / 256 points
89. Nils Wernitzki - C4F - Germany / 256 points
90. Kerrigan Bennett - Tippe-freakin'-canoe, baby! - USA / 256 points
91. Vincent Pieterse - Barande - The Netherlands / 255 points
92. Peter Edwards - Forcats de la Route - USA / 255 points
93. Jan Dijkstra - Sprints by Spurts - The Netherlands / 252 points
94. Henk Jan Punt - valverde - The Netherlands / 252 points
95. Aren Hellum - Livin' La Vida Spoke-a - USA / 252 points
96. Gordon Savage - Oatmeal Savages - Canada / 252 points
97. Jack McDaniel - PT247 - USA / 251 points
98. Scott Cairns - Team Caffeine - USA / 248 points
99. Joanne Cross - Jo's Crossbar Wonders - England / 247 points
100. Anita Derks - Kiwis Fly - Australia / 246 points
101. Christopher Smith - speedy gonzales - Australia / 245 points
102. Javier Pazos - Billboard Bull Rider - USA / 244 points
103. Dan Brabeck - Grande Loco Portabello - USA / 241 points
104. Matthew Tognini - Creeping LAFB - Australia / 240 points
105. Chuck Hudak - Venga Venga - USA / 237 points
106. Martin Kristensen - la vuelta magnífica de Beloki - Denmark / 237 points
107. Alex Whitney - Fingers in the Spokes - USA / 236 points
108. Martin Tejeda - Pass me my Spanish Visa - USA / 236 points
109. Celine Tytgadt - cycling ducks á l'orange - Belgium / 236 points
110. Hannes Egger - Haeggar - Austria / 235 points
111. Anita van Crey - Gruppo delicioso - The Netherlands / 235 points
112. Buds Fuller - teambuds - New Zealand / 234 points
113. Jason Pokrzywinski - Fatty Flauta - USA / 233 points
114. Harm Hanemaayer - The Visitors - The Netherlands / 231 points
115. Dan Clark - ThunderDan - USA / 230 points
116. Annie Snider - Mongerals - USA / 228 points
117. Lubomir Kopanicak - Team Kukulele - Slovakia / 226 points
118. Cheryl Coughlin - Verdant Valverde - USA / 226 points
119. Paul Butler - Team Paulie - USA / 226 points
120. Janna Trevisanut - A Paso de Tortuga - USA / 224 points
121. Kaspar Kristiansen - Vuelta E Banaña - Denmark / 222 points
122. Craig Cheeseman - Adirondack Highlanders - USA / 222 points
123. Enikö Vozár - Hungarian Postal - Hungary / 221 points
124. Martin Connor - St Domingo - UK / 220 points
125. podofdonny - Una Vez - Yorkshire / 220 points
126. Malcolm Irving - Phoney Phonak - UK / 219 points
127. Thomas Jensen - Team TGJ - Denmark / 217 points
128. N. Joe Lara - Twisters - USA / 216 points
129. Terence Sexton - Sagacity - USA / 215 points
130. Dave Shields - Unbie Tuble - USA / 215 points
131. John James - GS LEXI - USA / 213 points
132. Rene Strandberg - campo - Denmark / 212 points
133. Julio Pons - T-Valencia - Spain / 211 points
134. Bas van Gelderen - Robasco - The Netherlands / 211 points
135. Jonathan Podmore - Jon's Raiders De la Montaña - USA / 208 points
136. Marianne Werz O'Brien - muchachos lycra-vestidos encantadores - USA / 207 points
137. Egil Thomassen - eath - Norway / 205 points
138. Iñaki Rodríguez Hidalgo - CCCP - Spain / 205 points
139. Keld Haagensen - BARAKA - Denmark / 205 points
140. Tim Oh - Queer Eye For The Bike Guy - USA / 203 points
141. John Graham - Team Layna - Ireland / 203 points
142. Luigi Barozzi - Lui-Baroz Group Spa - PortoValtravaglia (Italy) / 202 points
143. Burkni Helgason - SBS - Iceland / 201 points
144. Nicholas W. Briggs - Who Ha Yahoo's - USA / 201 points
145. Chris Brennan - The molloping otters - UK / 201 points
146. Bob Kristin - Bobarians - USA / 200 points
147. Phil Trostel - vicious cycle - USA / 197 points
148. Hugh Graham - mundo ciclismo - USA / 197 points
149. Matthew Stevens - Team Ornitorrinco - USA / 196 points
150. Henriette Brandt - Cykelmyggens Tante - Denmark / 195 points
151. Alisdair Cook - Valverde/Cunego 1/2 - Scotland / 194 points
152. Gregory Sutton - Greg's Gems - England / 194 points
153. Phil Coombs - On the Rivet - England / 194 points
154. Erick Clavijo - clavijo's colombians - USA / 193 points
155. José Pedro - Incomensuraveis - Portugal / 192 points
156. Christopher Lee - Peach Pedalin' - USA / 191 points
157. Daniel Fredriksson - Bubbis - Sweden / 190 points
158. Filippo (Phil) Miano - Fast Fil's Fantasy Flyer's - Italy/USA / 189 points
159. Udi Tal - The devious diesel - Israel / 188 points
160. Francesco Grandi - A la Buena Hora! - Italy / 186 points
161. Heather Gardiner - Heather's Dream Team - Canada / 186 points
162. Paul Finley - boo-no-oln - USA / 186 points
163. Michael Miller - Raliegh Rider - USA / 185 points
164. Stefan Meijvogel - I love Menno - The Netherlands / 185 points
165. Peter Hoogervorst - Cascader - The Netherlands / 184 points
166. Aleksander Martinsen - Team Martinsen - Norway / 184 points
167. Morten Jakobsen - Slasquer - Denmark / 184 points
168. Roel Glasbeek - ROEL - The Netherlands / 182 points
169. Mike Mefford - Varometric Vueltatude - USA / 179 points
170. Doris Herman - D's Fantastic Hombres - USA / 177 points
171. Lee Maloy - Spinners - USA / 177 points
172. David Wymore - Udder Power Cycling Team - Milk on the Move - USA / 176 points
173. Micheal Dean - The Pain Game - USA / 176 points
174. Kathy Davies - VinoFan - USA / 175 points
175. Aris Galatis - Greek Stars - Greece / 171 points
176. Dejan Vranic - The Wild Bunch - Croatia / 170 points
177. Ervin C. Evangelista - TN Hawkeye - USA / 168 points
178. Gary McCarthy - In the Mood for a Spain Ride - USA / 168 points
179. Tom Whatling - Soap & Water - Great Britain / 166 points
180. Jim Keener - Destined 4 Last - USA / 166 points
181. Frank Moser - BagBalmBoys - USA / 164 points
182. Quinn Bergman - Tator tots - USA / 161 points
183. Attila Vozár - Losers Postal - Hungary / 161 points
184. Kevin Schlaufman - Atlas of Atherton - USA / 160 points
185. David Turner - Felix, Max & Other Household Pets - USA / 160 points
186. Scott Price - pinche pirates - Canada / 160 points
187. Doug Brennan - Olive Wood - USA / 159 points
188. Patrick McNeal - Caps - USA / 159 points
189. Richard Purkiss - Rich's Riders - UK / 158 points
190. Leif Vernersen - 18 soft legs - Denmark / 158 points
191. Xavier Cintron - Xavier Cintron - USA / 157 points
192. Jan Pankuweit - Vuelta Royal Riders - Germany / 156 points
193. Dan Steinbach - Arriva, Arriva, Andale!! - USA / 156 points
194. Jonathan Runge - the anteaters - USA / 156 points
195. Jon Thomsen - Carmenski - USA / 156 points
196. Adam Tucker - No Hay - UK / 156 points
197. AURELIEN DELAURENT - HAUTACAM - France / 154 points
198. Rosa Gallagher - Unexpected Results - USA / 151 points
199. Morten Hansen - Team I-Stole-This-Bike-Let-Me-Through - Norway / 150 points
200. Jorge Letras - One Leg Team (OLT) - Portugal / 149 points
201. Biff Whaley - Pepto Bismal presented by Quick Step - USA / 148 points
202. Martin Tetreault - Jamones de Smithfield - USA / 146 points
203. Chris Romans - C. Montgomery Burns - USA / 146 points
204. C.C.Buizer - NWK is on its way - The Netherlands / 145 points
205. Pete Butler - Team Atomic - USA / 144 points
206. Michael Procajlo - Searching for seniorettas - Australia / 142 points
207. Peter Finlay - Aussie Aussie Aussie-plus some foreigners - Australia / 141 points
208. Josu Sanpelaio - ariostxea - Basque Country / 141 points
209. Saioa Arrizabalaga - Ilbera - Basque Country / 139 points
210. Alonso Tejeda - Summertime Blues - USA / 136 points
211. Bob Selden - Volta la Vuelta - Australia / 136 points
212. Walt Armstrong - A Team - USA / 136 points
213. Tomasz Walachowski - Wakart Boys - Poland / 135 points
214. Gary Resnick - Chatty Cathies - USA / 134 points
215. Andre Umali - deedee and his amazing technicolor cyclists - Philippines / 133 points
216. Corey Tincher - Legstrong - USA / 133 points
217. Philip Brunjes - Brunj Squad - USA / 133 points
218. Krzysztof Lesinski - Off Off C.T. - Poland / 132 points
219. Steven Crane - Crusin' Caribbean - Puerto Rico / 131 points
220. Havard Ramstad - NorwegianWood - Norway / 130 points
221. Aaron Williams - Milton Basement Racers - Canada / 129 points
222. Herman van Iterson - Green-Blue-White after 25 yrs the last Kelme-Fight - The Netherlands / 127 points
223. Kevin Kohler - bUeNo - USA / 127 points
224. Joanna Hurley - The Pov's - USA / 127 points
225. Derrick Neckel - tom's rhinoplasty - USA / 126 points
226. Jim Terpstra - Crazy Eagles - The Netherlands / 126 points
227. Patrick Sharp - Jamon Fantastico - USA / 125 points
228. Calvin Jones - Coolhand's Cruisers - UK / 125 points
229. Chip Rice - luvmybike - USA / 125 points
230. John Gorman - Late Season Chargers - USA / 125 points
231. Mima Bennett - Animo Roberto! - Spain / 122 points
232. Vaughn R. Trevisanut - Pelotonomaniacs Broken Hearts on Wheels - Ameritalia / 120 points
233. Luuk Punt - The Kelme revengers - The Netherlands / 118 points
234. Angelina Beers - Bringing Up the Rear - USA / 118 points
235. Garland Lee - Vuelta A La Carte - USA / 116 points
236. Stephen Myers - Sunshine - Australia / 116 points
237. Tord Eriksson - passa bollo - Sweden / 114 points
238. Mattias Markstrom - Farsan Bortolo - Sweden / 113 points
239. Stig E Sandø - Republic de Fufie - Norway / 112 points
240. Tim McDonald - Tim McDonald - USA / 111 points
241. Michael Elmer - Alphabet Soup - USA / 110 points
242. Jesse Feinberg - Fight the Power - USA / 110 points
243. Hans Jacob Hofgaard - best of the rest - Norway / 109 points
244. Erik Backlund - Erik - Sweden / 108 points
245. Cesilia Carlsson - Cesilia - Sweden / 106 points
246. Jonathon Tainsh - gofast - Australia / 105 points
247. Nigel Ravenhill - In the Gutter and I'm Lovin' It - USA / 104 points
248. Craig Robertson - Little Spanish Flea Circus - Australia / 101 points
249. Joop van der Zouten - US armstrongalwayswinsSTOLS - The Netherlands / 97 points
250. Amanda Mar - What's in a Name? e-RAS, Hair-AS, he-RASS, heras - USA / 96 points
251. Tim Saari - FLYING RHINOS - USA / 92 points
252. Judith Buck - Veni la Vuelta - England / 92 points
253. Abe Oogerfart - Cowpoo - USA / 91 points
254. Emily Davies - Spindola10 - USA / 88 points
255. Jim Flaherty - Sicklerville Syclists - USA / 84 points
256. Beth Lester - Riders of the Revolution - USA / 84 points
257. Hans Bauck - Coastal - Canada / 74 points
258. Chris Gunningham - Kwik-E-Mart - Canada / 66 points
259. Chris Tunnock - clean urine riders (I think) - Australia / 63 points
260. Bridge Hunter - Puente - USA / 45 points

261. Andy McDobbin - Lanterne Rougians III - UK / 42 points


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