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4th Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta. Virtual Teams: GC after Stage 10
 
By Fabio
Date: 9/17/2004
4th Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta. Virtual Teams: GC after Stage 10
 

The battle in the top places of the real Tour of Spain is extremely tight, with several riders in less than a minute. And so it is in the Fantasy version of the race, as David Schimpf managed to retain the "virtual gold jersey", but his stage score was not outstanding, and many of his closest rivals partially closed the gap. US Postal (6) and Postie Floyd Landis (8) were Team Mafidel's usual point-providers. But also Labbås'. And Hammer's Hammers'. And both Andreas Lindh and Tim D. Hammer got eight points from Erik Zabel too, such that they could shrink the gap to Schimpf to five and eight poins respectively.

Melissa Budd did even better: thanks to Zabel's and Freire's unexpectedly good performances on the way to Xorret del Catí, the Aussie borught her 29-point gap to the leader down to just 18 points. Budd can still be regarded as a solid GC contender, that's for sure. Mark Vandenbergh also benefitted from the points the T-Mobile chief sprinter and the two-time World Champion delivered him, and regained a top 5 spot, trading places with Chris Knox, that once more got the same score as Schimpf. With points from his trio of mighty fastmen, Dave Arnold was among the winners of the day in GC terms, as even if he failed to get bonus points, the man's daily score proved enough for his "muddle headed ones" to immediately regain the top 10. Arnold moved ahead of Danny Pate, who was able to move up one place into eighth anyway.

On the other side Richard Dodge and Dean Della Pella paid for USPS' poor -if compared to what the Posties got us accustomed to in all earlier stages- score and dropped to 9th and 10th respectively. They got the same score as James Bass, who moved out of the top 10 overall, although he keeps a solid advantage over Vicente Pérez (going from 20th to 12th after Monday's leg). The rest of the top 20 mainly consists of the "usual suspects", from Noah Summers -one of the many 14-point scorers of the day- and Anna Martisheuska to Louise Smith and Leonard Trolio, who's back into the top 20 due to points from Freire, Valverde and USPS. )

Stage winner Willem Punt failed to get into the top 20 by a very small margin, but sure he gained several positions. Angelina Beers was at the bottom of the bunch before Monday's stage, so even if her gains were even more consistent, she's still well outside the top 150 spots, curiously on the same score (but behind him on GC as "Bringing Up the Rear" was registered after van Iterson's virtual team) as the Dutch player that followed her in Monday's stage classification.

Andy McDobbin could taste the joy of regaining his favorite position overall for a short time, indeed no more than 24 hours after he recaptured the Lanterne Rouge both the Englishman and closest rival Brige Hunter got 33 points from Valverde, and couldn't help but moving up two places on the GC. Such that we have someone new at the bottom of the pack: Australian Chris Tunnock, no scorer Monday, and currently a dozen points behind McDobbin. But in between the Melbournian and the Londoner there's two more possible contenders for the last place prize, both from Canada: Chris Gunningham and notably Hans Bauck, prize winner at the recent Fantasy Tour as he won the points competition, and now back into the limelight and back into contention, although for truly different reasons.

4th Fabio's Fantasy Tour
Virtual Teams: GC after Stage 10

1. David Schimpf - Team Mafidel - USA / 479 points (Landis 124, Beltrán 61, Hamilton 32, Peña 23, Sastre 18, Flickinger 4, Isasi 1, USPS 157, Team CSC 18, Saeco 11, Bonus Points 30)

2. Andreas Lindh - Labbås - Sweden / 474 points (Landis 124, Zabel 118, Heras 31, Barry 5, USPS 157, Team CSC 18, Saeco 11, Bonus Points 10)

3. Tim D. Hammer - Hammer's Hammers - USA / 471 points (Landis 124, Zabel 118, Hamilton 32, Zabriskie 8, Cruz 6, USPS 157, Team CSC 18, Rabobank 8)

4. Melissa Budd - Mel's Boys - Australia / 461 points
5. Mark Vandenbergh - No Vdb, but still ok!!! - Belgium / 444 points
6. Chris Knox - ENT - USA / 440 points
7. Dave Arnold - muddle headed ones - Australia / 437 points
8. Danny Pate - Team Fantasy Presented By The Pate - USA / 425 points
9. Richard Dodge - Jester's Dead - USA / 420 points
10. Dean Della Pella - Velobama - USA / 415 points

11. James Bass - Greasy Grimey Gopher Guts - USA / 411 points
12. Vicente Pérez - Club Ciclista Usabiaga - Spain / 399 points
13. Noah Summers - max watts - Canada / 399 points
14. Jim Klepper - Team Oscar - USA / 398 points
15. Peter Hurley - Mountain Sharks - USA / 396 points
16. Anna Martsisheuska - Yulia Nesterenko Fan Club - Belarus / 395 points
17. Louise Smith - huracán Solana - USA / 391 points
18. Mads Paulsen - team v-c - Denmark / 389 points
19. Leonard Trolio - TSWheels - USA / 383 points
20. John D. Renz - The Flat Tires - USA / 380 points

21. Todd Elenz - Up in Smoke - USA / 378 points
22. Willem Punt - thegreenmeankelmeteam - The Netherlands / 377 points
23. Jody Horton - RAGIN CAJUNS - USA / 376 points
24. Philipp Paier (DonPippo) - Fassa Pippolo - Austria / 367 points
25. Kenan Kirkendall - Crystal Ball Guessers - USA / 367 points
26. Steve Wootton - WOOTS WONDERS - England / 366 points
27. Michael Cairns - Blue Plate Special - Canada / 364 points
28. Marcelino A. Abantao - queda-vuelta - Philippines / 363 points
29. Bill Strachan - VengaVenga - USA / 362 points
30. William R. Driessen - How's That?! - The Netherlands / 358 points
31. Emin T. - No Dope - Norway / 358 points
32. David Bennett - Rub Her Down - USA / 357 points
33. Anders Pedersen - CSC-espana - Denmark / 356 points
34. Rick Beuttel - Grande Loco Velo Dodos - USA / 348 points
35. Chris Reed - The - UK / 344 points
36. Jim Lais - laser's beams - USA / 342 points
37. Jeff Ofsanko - Victim or the Crime - USA / 341 points
38. David Hall - hallbrain - USA / 337 points
39. Frances Hurley - Hurricane Frances en Espana - USA / 334 points
40. Andrea Grandi - RED WINE IS MY DRUG - Italy / 329 points
41. Martin de Vries - Fietsmaarwatjes - The Netherlands / 328 points
42. Sara Selle - Pedalling Pretty - USA / 326 points
43. Aritz Azkune - Azkunetarrak - Basque Country / 325 points
44. Don Potter - Riding with No Hands - USA / 325 points
45. Carl Horton - Team Jed - USA / 322 points
46. Scott Kern - The 2nd Best Bet - USA / 320 points
47. Joshua Lee - Aitor-ly Ridiculous - USA / 316 points
48. Laura Weislo - Barely Legal - USA / 315 points
49. Bob Gaegler - la vida puerca - USA / 313 points
50. John Bartold - Team Zeke - USA / 311 points
51. Roger D Herbert - rdhbicycles - USA / 311 points
52. Cyrille Pluijmen - No Chain - The Netherlands / 308 points
53. Ryder Brooke - Brooke - Norway / 305 points
54. Abraham Martínez González - los tibios - Galicia / 303 points
55. Michel Verbeke - TT Team - Belgium / 300 points
56. Brad King - All the King's Men - USA / 298 points
57. Jeff Manzer - Arriba! Arriba! - USA / 297 points
58. Gerrit van den Akker - G-force - The Netherlands / 295 points
59. Hans Tveitereid - Spitzfire - Norway / 295 points
60. Charles Cabardos - Cabardos - Canada / 293 points
61. Lee Todd - eltodd - UK / 292 points
62. David Holm - Giorgino - Denmark / 292 points
63. Dave Pacey - VinoValveVici - USA / 290 points
64. Michael Tierney - Hurricane Cross Winds - USA / 290 points
65. Deora Lily Trevisanut - nina d' site God peloton delight - USA / 288 points
66. Todd Haugen - Team Start Slow and Taper Off - USA / 288 points
67. Arie Guijt - QB dynamite - The Netherlands / 287 points
68. John Roguski - ride for redemption - USA / 286 points
69. Peter Budd - Buddy's Biker Bandido's - Australia / 285 points
70. Mark David Chapman - Luz Ardiden - England / 285 points
71. Mark Allebach - Valverde/Cunego Smackdown - USA / 284 points
72. Vincent Pieterse - Barande - The Netherlands / 284 points
73. Robert Dinca - roberto - Romania / 282 points
74. Sergio Zanotti - los pilas - Paraguay / 281 points
75. Anita Derks - Kiwis Fly - Australia / 281 points
76. Joanne Cross - Jo's Crossbar Wonders - England / 280 points
77. Matthias Jünemann - Jetleg + Lli - Germany / 279 points
78. Lionel Herrera - panama cycling team - Panamá / 279 points
79. Jakob Duma - I dont know were to Bingen!! - Denmark / 279 points
80. Michael Hayes - team - redemption for bad fantasy tour de france - Canada / 277 points
81. Miles Hurley - Team Big Chiefs - USA / 276 points
82. Jack McDaniel - PT247 - USA / 276 points
83. Mario Ballesteros - LOS ESCARABAJOS - Colombia / 274 points
84. Georg Reidarsen - Team Ture - Norway / 274 points
85. Betsy Baker - Shoulda Woulda Coulda - USA / 273 points
86. Remo Kaasenbrood - the jersey fits nice with the medal - The Netherlands / 270 points
87. Henk Jan Punt - valverde - The Netherlands / 270 points
88. Peter Edwards - Forcats de la Route - USA / 270 points
89. Jim Robson - DELiRIOus Bears ? - UK / 269 points
90. Bryan Slinkard - Colonel Mustard - USA / 267 points
91. Joe Coughlin - Vino, Vini, Vinci - USA / 266 points
92. Rod Palomino - HotRod - USA / 266 points
93. Anders Diedrichs - CK Remmers - Sweden / 265 points
94. Matthew Tognini - Creeping LAFB - Australia / 265 points
95. Warren Lawrence - Ivana Ridealot - Canada / 264 points
96. Nils Wernitzki - C4F - Germany / 264 points
97. Kerrigan Bennett - Tippe-freakin'-canoe, baby! - USA / 264 points
98. Buds Fuller - teambuds - New Zealand / 263 points
99. Javier Pazos - Billboard Bull Rider - USA / 261 points
100. Martin Kristensen - la vuelta magnífica de Beloki - Denmark / 261 points
101. Jan Dijkstra - Sprints by Spurts - The Netherlands / 260 points
102. Aren Hellum - Livin' La Vida Spoke-a - USA / 260 points
103. Gordon Savage - Oatmeal Savages - Canada / 260 points
104. Christopher Smith - speedy gonzales - Australia / 260 points
105. Martin Tejeda - Pass me my Spanish Visa - USA / 258 points
106. Dan Brabeck - Grande Loco Portabello - USA / 256 points
107. Scott Cairns - Team Caffeine - USA / 256 points
108. Chuck Hudak - Venga Venga - USA / 255 points
109. Alex Whitney - Fingers in the Spokes - USA / 253 points
110. Celine Tytgadt - cycling ducks á l'orange - Belgium / 253 points
111. Hannes Egger - Haeggar - Austria / 252 points
112. Anita van Crey - Gruppo delicioso - The Netherlands / 252 points
113. Martin Connor - St Domingo - UK / 249 points
114. Janna Trevisanut - A Paso de Tortuga - USA / 249 points
115. Jason Pokrzywinski - Fatty Flauta - USA / 248 points
116. Kaspar Kristiansen - Vuelta E Banaña - Denmark / 246 points
117. Paul Butler - Team Paulie - USA / 243 points
118. Lubomir Kopanicak - Team Kukulele - Slovakia / 241 points
119. Cheryl Coughlin - Verdant Valverde - USA / 241 points
120. Terence Sexton - Sagacity - USA / 240 points
121. Harm Hanemaayer - The Visitors - The Netherlands / 238 points
122. Dan Clark - ThunderDan - USA / 238 points
123. Thomas Jensen - Team TGJ - Denmark / 238 points
124. Annie Snider - Mongerals - USA / 236 points
125. Keld Haagensen - BARAKA - Denmark / 234 points
126. Craig Cheeseman - Adirondack Highlanders - USA / 230 points
127. Malcolm Irving - Phoney Phonak - UK / 229 points
128. Enikö Vozár - Hungarian Postal - Hungary / 229 points
129. Luigi Barozzi - Lui-Baroz Group Spa - PortoValtravaglia (Italy) / 227 points
130. Bas van Gelderen - Robasco - The Netherlands / 226 points
131. N. Joe Lara - Twisters - USA / 225 points
132. Jonathan Podmore - Jon's Raiders De la Montaña - USA / 223 points
133. Dave Shields - Unbie Tuble - USA / 223 points
134. John James - GS LEXI - USA / 221 points
135. Rene Strandberg - campo - Denmark / 220 points
136. podofdonny - Una Vez - Yorkshire / 220 points
137. Julio Pons - T-Valencia - Spain / 218 points
138. José Pedro - Incomensuraveis - Portugal / 216 points
139. Egil Thomassen - eath - Norway / 213 points
140. Iñaki Rodríguez Hidalgo - CCCP - Spain / 213 points
141. Phil Trostel - vicious cycle - USA / 212 points
142. Michael Miller - Raliegh Rider - USA / 212 points
143. John Graham - Team Layna - Ireland / 211 points
144. Udi Tal - The devious diesel - Israel / 209 points
145. Nicholas W. Briggs - Who Ha Yahoo's - USA / 209 points
146. Alisdair Cook - Valverde/Cunego 1/2 - Scotland / 209 points
147. Bob Kristin - Bobarians - USA / 209 points
148. Chris Brennan - The molloping otters - UK / 209 points
149. Burkni Helgason - SBS - Iceland / 208 points
150. Aleksander Martinsen - Team Martinsen - Norway / 208 points
151. Marianne Werz O'Brien - muchachos lycra-vestidos encantadores - USA / 208 points
152. Roel Glasbeek - ROEL - The Netherlands / 207 points
153. Matthew Stevens - Team Ornitorrinco - USA / 204 points
154. Henriette Brandt - Cykelmyggens Tante - Denmark / 204 points
155. Hugh Graham - mundo ciclismo - USA / 204 points
156. Tim Oh - Queer Eye For The Bike Guy - USA / 203 points
157. Gregory Sutton - Greg's Gems - England / 203 points
158. Stefan Meijvogel - I love Menno - The Netherlands / 202 points
159. Erick Clavijo - clavijo's colombians - USA / 201 points
160. Christopher Lee - Peach Pedalin' - USA / 200 points
161. Morten Jakobsen - Slasquer - Denmark / 199 points
162. Daniel Fredriksson - Bubbis - Sweden / 199 points
163. Heather Gardiner - Heather's Dream Team - Canada / 194 points
164. Paul Finley - boo-no-oln - USA / 194 points
165. Phil Coombs - On the Rivet - England / 194 points
166. Francesco Grandi - A la Buena Hora! - Italy / 193 points
167. Micheal Dean - The Pain Game - USA / 193 points
168. Peter Hoogervorst - Cascader - The Netherlands / 191 points
169. Filippo (Phil) Miano - Fast Fil's Fantasy Flyer's - Italy/USA / 189 points
170. Herman van Iterson - Green-Blue-White after 25 yrs the last Kelme-Fight - The Netherlands / 186 points
171. Angelina Beers - Bringing Up the Rear - USA / 186 points
172. Mike Mefford - Varometric Vueltatude - USA / 186 points
173. Doris Herman - D's Fantastic Hombres - USA / 184 points
174. David Wymore - Udder Power Cycling Team - Milk on the Move - USA / 184 points
175. Lee Maloy - Spinners - USA / 184 points
176. Tom Whatling - Soap & Water - Great Britain / 183 points
177. Kathy Davies - VinoFan - USA / 183 points
178. Frank Moser - BagBalmBoys - USA / 181 points
179. Aris Galatis - Greek Stars - Greece / 179 points
180. Xavier Cintron - Xavier Cintron - USA / 178 points
181. Dejan Vranic - The Wild Bunch - Croatia / 177 points
182. AURELIEN DELAURENT - HAUTACAM - France / 175 points
183. Jim Keener - Destined 4 Last - USA / 173 points
184. Rosa Gallagher - Unexpected Results - USA / 172 points
185. Kevin Schlaufman - Atlas of Atherton - USA / 168 points
186. Ervin C. Evangelista - TN Hawkeye - USA / 168 points
187. Patrick McNeal - Caps - USA / 168 points
188. Gary McCarthy - In the Mood for a Spain Ride - USA / 168 points
189. Scott Price - pinche pirates - Canada / 167 points
190. Richard Purkiss - Rich's Riders - UK / 165 points
191. Leif Vernersen - 18 soft legs - Denmark / 165 points
192. Attila Vozár - Losers Postal - Hungary / 165 points
193. Dan Steinbach - Arriva, Arriva, Andale!! - USA / 164 points
194. Adam Tucker - No Hay - UK / 164 points
195. Jan Pankuweit - Vuelta Royal Riders - Germany / 163 points
196. Quinn Bergman - Tator tots - USA / 161 points
197. David Turner - Felix, Max & Other Household Pets - USA / 160 points
198. Doug Brennan - Olive Wood - USA / 159 points
199. Peter Finlay - Aussie Aussie Aussie-plus some foreigners - Australia / 158 points
200. Morten Hansen - Team I-Stole-This-Bike-Let-Me-Through - Norway / 157 points
201. Jonathan Runge - the anteaters - USA / 156 points
202. Jon Thomsen - Carmenski - USA / 156 points
203. Jorge Letras - One Leg Team (OLT) - Portugal / 156 points
204. Chris Romans - C. Montgomery Burns - USA / 154 points
205. C.C.Buizer - NWK is on its way - The Netherlands / 152 points
206. Alonso Tejeda - Summertime Blues - USA / 151 points
207. Corey Tincher - Legstrong - USA / 150 points
208. Josu Sanpelaio - ariostxea - Basque Country / 148 points
209. Biff Whaley - Pepto Bismal presented by Quick Step - USA / 148 points
210. Martin Tetreault - Jamones de Smithfield - USA / 146 points
211. Pete Butler - Team Atomic - USA / 145 points
212. Walt Armstrong - A Team - USA / 143 points
213. Michael Procajlo - Searching for seniorettas - Australia / 142 points
214. Gary Resnick - Chatty Cathies - USA / 141 points
215. Andre Umali - deedee and his amazing technicolor cyclists - Philippines / 140 points
216. Philip Brunjes - Brunj Squad - USA / 140 points
217. Krzysztof Lesinski - Off Off C.T. - Poland / 139 points
218. Calvin Jones - Coolhand's Cruisers - UK / 139 points
219. Luuk Punt - The Kelme revengers - The Netherlands / 139 points
220. Saioa Arrizabalaga - Ilbera - Basque Country / 139 points
221. Tomasz Walachowski - Wakart Boys - Poland / 136 points
222. Bob Selden - Volta la Vuelta - Australia / 136 points
223. Kevin Kohler - bUeNo - USA / 134 points
224. Derrick Neckel - tom's rhinoplasty - USA / 133 points
225. Patrick Sharp - Jamon Fantastico - USA / 132 points
226. Steven Crane - Crusin' Caribbean - Puerto Rico / 131 points
227. Havard Ramstad - NorwegianWood - Norway / 130 points
228. Aaron Williams - Milton Basement Racers - Canada / 129 points
229. Nigel Ravenhill - In the Gutter and I'm Lovin' It - USA / 129 points
230. Jim Terpstra - Crazy Eagles - The Netherlands / 127 points
231. Joanna Hurley - The Pov's - USA / 127 points
232. Chip Rice - luvmybike - USA / 125 points
233. John Gorman - Late Season Chargers - USA / 125 points
234. Stephen Myers - Sunshine - Australia / 124 points
235. Mima Bennett - Animo Roberto! - Spain / 123 points
236. Tord Eriksson - passa bollo - Sweden / 121 points
237. Vaughn R. Trevisanut - Pelotonomaniacs Broken Hearts on Wheels - Ameritalia / 120 points
238. Stig E Sandø - Republic de Fufie - Norway / 119 points
239. Michael Elmer - Alphabet Soup - USA / 117 points
240. Garland Lee - Vuelta A La Carte - USA / 116 points
241. Hans Jacob Hofgaard - best of the rest - Norway / 116 points
242. Erik Backlund - Erik - Sweden / 115 points
243. Mattias Markstrom - Farsan Bortolo - Sweden / 114 points
244. Tim McDonald - Tim McDonald - USA / 111 points
245. Jesse Feinberg - Fight the Power - USA / 110 points
246. Cesilia Carlsson - Cesilia - Sweden / 106 points
247. Jonathon Tainsh - gofast - Australia / 105 points
248. Joop van der Zouten - US armstrongalwayswinsSTOLS - The Netherlands / 105 points
249. Craig Robertson - Little Spanish Flea Circus - Australia / 101 points
250. Abe Oogerfart - Cowpoo - USA / 101 points
251. Amanda Mar - What's in a Name? e-RAS, Hair-AS, he-RASS, heras - USA / 96 points
252. Tim Saari - FLYING RHINOS - USA / 92 points
253. Judith Buck - Veni la Vuelta - England / 92 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. Bridge Hunter - Puente - USA / 78 points
258. Andy McDobbin - Lanterne Rougians III - UK / 75 points
259. Hans Bauck - Coastal - Canada / 74 points
260. Chris Gunningham - Kwik-E-Mart - Canada / 66 points

261. Chris Tunnock - clean urine riders (I think) - Australia / 63 points


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