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4th Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta. Virtual Teams: Stage 13 Results
 
By Fabio
Date: 9/20/2004
4th Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta. Virtual Teams: Stage 13 Results
 

The Invincible Alessandro Petacchi made it four on the roads of Spain as he sprinted to victory in Málaga too; and Melissa Budd made it three in the Fantasy Vuelta as she claimed the "virtual stage". With AleJet and Fassa winning and Zabel back to his "usual" second place finishes, the Aussie got a stage score of 64. The same as Jim Robson's. But the tie-breaking rules spoke in favor of the Aussie "virtual sprinting sensation": whereas both players had Petacchi as their top scorer, Melissa could also boast eight points from Fassa Bortolo, while Roberto Heras' (new) trade team awarded the 2002 Fantasy Worlds co-winner just six.

Such that Budd could eventually score a hat-trick of stage triumphs, while the Englishman had to be content with second place. And with hitting the top 3 for the first time after three previously attempt (Robson finished fifth twice, and fourth once), which is no unpleasant thing at all. The top three spots of Friday's all-Andalusian leg welcomed Todd Elenz too: without Marco Zanotti and with Liberty Seguros instead of Fassa both "Up in Smoke" and Scott Kern's "2nd Best Bet" could just sprint for third place, and five bonus points on the GC, with the former taking the points as he registered his virtual team earlier.

Mark Vandenbergh and Danny Pate got the same score, and this is no news, but with Freire no longer giving them points they were used to, they could battle for sixth place only. And finished behind the biggest "revelation" of the last two stages: Georg Reidarsen. Even if Erik Zabel was Team Ture's only member in the stage top 10, the overall and KOM positions of Heras, Nozal and Liberty Seguros earned him plenty of points, enough for the Norse to make it into the top 5 places. And be an exeception to the rule in a stage top 10 dominated by the "usual suspects", players that got a top result also in all other sprinter's stages.

Players like Peter Budd and Carl Horton, who made the top 10 for the fourth time (although they never managed to get into the top five spots); and if Melissa scored a hat-trick of stage wins, Peter scored a hat-trick of eighth place finishes!! Or like Romania's Robert Dinca, back to the top 10 after nine stages. Just like it happened on stage 4, Robert (and the "earlier poster" tie-breaking rule) prevented Jeff Manzer from entering the top 10. The Nebraskan arguably established a new record: four good performances, and as many times in the top 12 spots, but only once in a stage top 10.

We had one and a half Italians in the stage top 20: Zabel, Horrillo, Valverde and Liberty Seguros (and red wine?) helped Fantasy Vuelta's veteran Andrea Grandi snatch 17th, one place and one point behind another accomplished contender, Italian-American Phil (Filippo) Miano. Aren Hellum was the only top 20 finisher - actually the only one in the first 48 positions- without points from his "A" rider (Tyler Hamilton, who after pulling out of Le Tour did the same at the Vuelta). A little less than 40 virtual teams didn't get any stage points instead.

4th Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta
Virtual Teams: Stage 13 Results

1. Melissa Budd - Mel's Boys - Australia / 64 points (Petacchi 31, Zabel 25, Fassa Bortolo 8) (*)

2. Jim Robson - DELiRIOus Bears ? - UK / 64 points (Petacchi 31, Zabel 25, Zanotti 2, Liberty Seguros 6) (**)

3. Todd Elenz - Up in Smoke - USA / 62 points (Petacchi 31, Zabel 25, Liberty Seguros 6) (***)

4. Scott Kern - The 2nd Best Bet - USA / 62 points
5. Georg Reidarsen - Team Ture - Norway / 58 points
6. Danny Pate - Team Fantasy Presented By The Pate - USA / 56 points
7. Mark Vandenbergh - No Vdb, but still ok!!! - Belgium / 56 points
8. Peter Budd - Buddy's Biker Bandido's - Australia / 56 points
9. Carl Horton - Team Jed - USA / 56 points
10. Robert Dinca - roberto - Romania / 56 points

11. Jeff Manzer - Arriba! Arriba! - USA / 56 points
12. John Roguski - ride for redemption - USA / 52 points
13. Gregory Sutton - Greg's Gems - England / 52 points
14. Cyrille Pluijmen - No Chain - The Netherlands / 52 points
15. Anders Pedersen - CSC-espana - Denmark / 51 points
16. Filippo (Phil) Miano - Fast Fil's Fantasy Flyer's - Italy/USA / 50 points
17. Andrea Grandi - RED WINE IS MY DRUG - Italy / 49 points
18. Sara Selle - Pedalling Pretty - USA / 48 points
19. Aren Hellum - Livin' La Vida Spoke-a - USA / 47 points
20. Mattias Markstrom - Farsan Bortolo - Sweden / 46 points

21. Andreas Lindh - Labbås - Sweden / 46 points
22. Anders Diedrichs - CK Remmers - Sweden / 41 points
23. John D. Renz - The Flat Tires - USA / 41 points
24. Dave Arnold - muddle headed ones - Australia / 40 points
25. Aritz Azkune - Azkunetarrak - Basque Country / 40 points
26. Steve Wootton - WOOTS WONDERS - England / 40 points
27. Bill Strachan - VengaVenga - USA / 39 points
28. Gary McCarthy - In the Mood for a Spain Ride - USA / 39 points
29. Attila Vozár - Losers Postal - Hungary / 39 points
30. N. Joe Lara - Twisters - USA / 38 points
31. Malcolm Irving - Phoney Phonak - UK / 37 points
32. podofdonny - Una Vez - Yorkshire / 37 points
33. Peter Edwards - Forcats de la Route - USA / 37 points
34. Cheryl Coughlin - Verdant Valverde - USA / 36 points
35. Martin Connor - St Domingo - UK / 36 points
36. Phil Trostel - vicious cycle - USA / 36 points
37. Philipp Paier (DonPippo) - Fassa Pippolo - Austria / 36 points
38. Keld Haagensen - BARAKA - Denmark / 36 points
39. Ervin C. Evangelista - TN Hawkeye - USA / 34 points
40. Bob Gaegler - la vida puerca - USA / 33 points
41. Gerrit van den Akker - G-force - The Netherlands / 33 points
42. Rick Beuttel - Grande Loco Velo Dodos - USA / 33 points
43. Michel Verbeke - TT Team - Belgium / 33 points
44. Buds Fuller - teambuds - New Zealand / 33 points
45. Bas van Gelderen - Robasco - The Netherlands / 33 points
46. Christopher Smith - speedy gonzales - Australia / 33 points
47. Laura Weislo - Barely Legal - USA / 33 points
48. Morten Jakobsen - Slasquer - Denmark / 33 points
49. David Bennett - Rub Her Down - USA / 33 points
50. Kevin Schlaufman - Atlas of Atherton - USA / 31 points
51. Martin Tejeda - Pass me my Spanish Visa - USA / 31 points
52. Quinn Bergman - Tator tots - USA / 31 points
53. Janna Trevisanut - A Paso de Tortuga - USA / 31 points
54. Bryan Slinkard - Colonel Mustard - USA / 31 points
55. Chris Romans - C. Montgomery Burns - USA / 31 points
56. Nils Wernitzki - C4F - Germany / 31 points
57. Jeff Ofsanko - Victim or the Crime - USA / 31 points
58. Mario Ballesteros - LOS ESCARABAJOS - Colombia / 30 points
59. Terence Sexton - Sagacity - USA / 30 points
60. Mark David Chapman - Luz Ardiden - England / 30 points
61. Vincent Pieterse - Barande - The Netherlands / 30 points
62. Jakob Duma - I dont know were to Bingen!! - Denmark / 30 points
63. Tim D. Hammer - Hammer's Hammers - USA / 30 points
64. Egil Thomassen - eath - Norway / 28 points
65. Jan Dijkstra - Sprints by Spurts - The Netherlands / 28 points
66. Erick Clavijo - clavijo's colombians - USA / 28 points
67. John Graham - Team Layna - Ireland / 28 points
68. Christopher Lee - Peach Pedalin' - USA / 28 points
69. Dan Clark - ThunderDan - USA / 28 points
70. Chuck Hudak - Venga Venga - USA / 27 points
71. Tomasz Walachowski - Wakart Boys - Poland / 27 points
72. Lubomir Kopanicak - Team Kukulele - Slovakia / 27 points
73. Mark Allebach - Valverde/Cunego Smackdown - USA / 27 points
74. David Hall - hallbrain - USA / 27 points
75. Jason Pokrzywinski - Fatty Flauta - USA / 27 points
76. Jim Klepper - Team Oscar - USA / 27 points
77. Alonso Tejeda - Summertime Blues - USA / 27 points
78. Dan Brabeck - Grande Loco Portabello - USA / 27 points
79. Bob Kristin - Bobarians - USA / 27 points
80. David Holm - Giorgino - Denmark / 27 points
81. Emin T. - No Dope - Norway / 27 points
82. Henriette Brandt - Cykelmyggens Tante - Denmark / 27 points
83. Ryder Brooke - Brooke - Norway / 27 points
84. Marianne Werz O'Brien - muchachos lycra-vestidos encantadores - USA / 27 points
85. Daniel Fredriksson - Bubbis - Sweden / 27 points
86. Hans Tveitereid - Spitzfire - Norway / 27 points
87. Mads Paulsen - team v-c - Denmark / 27 points
88. John Bartold - Team Zeke - USA / 26 points
89. Jody Horton - RAGIN CAJUNS - USA / 26 points
90. Kenan Kirkendall - Crystal Ball Guessers - USA / 26 points
91. Paul Butler - Team Paulie - USA / 26 points
92. John James - GS LEXI - USA / 25 points
93. Matthias Jünemann - Jetleg + Lli - Germany / 25 points
94. Remo Kaasenbrood - the jersey fits nice with the medal - The Netherlands / 25 points
95. Joe Coughlin - Vino, Vini, Vinci - USA / 25 points
96. Lee Todd - eltodd - UK / 25 points
97. Peter Hurley - Mountain Sharks - USA / 25 points
98. Scott Cairns - Team Caffeine - USA / 25 points
99. Michael Tierney - Hurricane Cross Winds - USA / 25 points
100. Patrick McNeal - Caps - USA / 25 points
101. Anna Martsisheuska - Yulia Nesterenko Fan Club - Belarus / 25 points
102. Iñaki Rodríguez Hidalgo - CCCP - Spain / 25 points
103. Jim Lais - laser's beams - USA / 25 points
104. Udi Tal - The devious diesel - Israel / 24 points
105. Rosa Gallagher - Unexpected Results - USA / 24 points
106. Mike Mefford - Varometric Vueltatude - USA / 24 points
107. Marcelino A. Abantao - queda-vuelta - Philippines / 24 points
108. Roel Glasbeek - ROEL - The Netherlands / 23 points
109. Angelina Beers - Bringing Up the Rear - USA / 23 points
110. Anita Derks - Kiwis Fly - Australia / 23 points
111. Hannes Egger - Haeggar - Austria / 22 points
112. Frank Moser - BagBalmBoys - USA / 22 points
113. Roger D Herbert - rdhbicycles - USA / 22 points
114. Henk Jan Punt - valverde - The Netherlands / 21 points
115. Joanne Cross - Jo's Crossbar Wonders - England / 21 points
116. Jim Terpstra - Crazy Eagles - The Netherlands / 21 points
117. Frances Hurley - Hurricane Frances en Espana - USA / 21 points
118. Leonard Trolio - TSWheels - USA / 21 points
119. Pete Butler - Team Atomic - USA / 21 points
120. Mima Bennett - Animo Roberto! - Spain / 21 points
121. Tim Saari - FLYING RHINOS - USA / 19 points
122. Willem Punt - thegreenmeankelmeteam - The Netherlands / 18 points
123. Paul Finley - boo-no-oln - USA / 18 points
124. Deora Lily Trevisanut - nina d' site God peloton delight - USA / 16 points
125. Tim McDonald - Tim McDonald - USA / 16 points
126. Joshua Lee - Aitor-ly Ridiculous - USA / 16 points
127. Kerrigan Bennett - Tippe-freakin'-canoe, baby! - USA / 16 points
128. Leif Vernersen - 18 soft legs - Denmark / 16 points
129. Luigi Barozzi - Lui-Baroz Group Spa - PortoValtravaglia (Italy) / 15 points
130. Philip Brunjes - Brunj Squad - USA / 15 points
131. Nigel Ravenhill - In the Gutter and I'm Lovin' It - USA / 15 points
132. Alisdair Cook - Valverde/Cunego 1/2 - Scotland / 14 points
133. Michael Hayes - team - redemption for bad fantasy tour de france - Canada / 13 points
134. Dan Steinbach - Arriva, Arriva, Andale!! - USA / 12 points
135. Doris Herman - D's Fantastic Hombres - USA / 12 points
136. Matthew Tognini - Creeping LAFB - Australia / 12 points
137. Jack McDaniel - PT247 - USA / 12 points
138. Andre Umali - deedee and his amazing technicolor cyclists - Philippines / 11 points
139. Jonathan Podmore - Jon's Raiders De la Montaña - USA / 11 points
140. Herman van Iterson - Green-Blue-White after 25 yrs the last Kelme-Fight - The Netherlands / 11 points
141. Luuk Punt - The Kelme revengers - The Netherlands / 11 points
142. AURELIEN DELAURENT - HAUTACAM - France / 11 points
143. Vaughn R. Trevisanut - Pelotonomaniacs Broken Hearts on Wheels - Ameritalia / 10 points
144. C.C.Buizer - NWK is on its way - The Netherlands / 10 points
145. Warren Lawrence - Ivana Ridealot - Canada / 10 points
146. Anita van Crey - Gruppo delicioso - The Netherlands / 10 points
147. Peter Finlay - Aussie Aussie Aussie-plus some foreigners - Australia / 8 points
148. Kaspar Kristiansen - Vuelta E Banaña - Denmark / 8 points
149. Josu Sanpelaio - ariostxea - Basque Country / 8 points
150. Krzysztof Lesinski - Off Off C.T. - Poland / 8 points
151. Vicente Pérez - Club Ciclista Usabiaga - Spain / 8 points
152. Xavier Cintron - Xavier Cintron - USA / 8 points
153. Jorge Letras - One Leg Team (OLT) - Portugal / 8 points
154. Michael Elmer - Alphabet Soup - USA / 8 points
155. Aleksander Martinsen - Team Martinsen - Norway / 8 points
156. Harm Hanemaayer - The Visitors - The Netherlands / 8 points
157. Abe Oogerfart - Cowpoo - USA / 8 points
158. Don Potter - Riding with No Hands - USA / 8 points
159. Hans Jacob Hofgaard - best of the rest - Norway / 8 points
160. Martin de Vries - Fietsmaarwatjes - The Netherlands / 8 points
161. Dejan Vranic - The Wild Bunch - Croatia / 8 points
162. Thomas Jensen - Team TGJ - Denmark / 8 points
163. Corey Tincher - Legstrong - USA / 7 points
164. Chris Tunnock - clean urine riders (I think) - Australia / 6 points
165. Calvin Jones - Coolhand's Cruisers - UK / 6 points
166. Aaron Williams - Milton Basement Racers - Canada / 6 points
167. Steven Crane - Crusin' Caribbean - Puerto Rico / 6 points
168. Aris Galatis - Greek Stars - Greece / 6 points
169. Amanda Mar - What's in a Name? e-RAS, Hair-AS, he-RASS, heras - USA / 6 points
170. Hans Bauck - Coastal - Canada / 6 points
171. Joop van der Zouten - US armstrongalwayswinsSTOLS - The Netherlands / 6 points
172. Stephen Myers - Sunshine - Australia / 6 points
173. Michael Miller - Raliegh Rider - USA / 6 points
174. Sergio Zanotti - los pilas - Paraguay / 6 points
175. Adam Tucker - No Hay - UK / 6 points
176. Micheal Dean - The Pain Game - USA / 6 points
177. Rene Strandberg - campo - Denmark / 6 points
178. Judith Buck - Veni la Vuelta - England / 6 points
179. Beth Lester - Riders of the Revolution - USA / 6 points
180. David Schimpf - Team Mafidel - USA / 6 points
181. Nicholas W. Briggs - Who Ha Yahoo's - USA / 5 points
182. Richard Purkiss - Rich's Riders - UK / 5 points
183. Abraham Martínez González - los tibios - Galicia / 5 points
184. Morten Hansen - Team I-Stole-This-Bike-Let-Me-Through - Norway / 5 points
185. Matthew Stevens - Team Ornitorrinco - USA / 4 points
186. Annie Snider - Mongerals - USA / 4 points
187. Rod Palomino - HotRod - USA / 4 points
188. David Turner - Felix, Max & Other Household Pets - USA / 3 points
189. Derrick Neckel - tom's rhinoplasty - USA / 3 points
190. Erik Backlund - Erik - Sweden / 2 points
191. Patrick Sharp - Jamon Fantastico - USA / 2 points
192. Jan Pankuweit - Vuelta Royal Riders - Germany / 2 points
193. Burkni Helgason - SBS - Iceland / 2 points
194. Betsy Baker - Shoulda Woulda Coulda - USA / 2 points
195. Francesco Grandi - A la Buena Hora! - Italy / 2 points
196. Jim Keener - Destined 4 Last - USA / 2 points
197. Kevin Kohler - bUeNo - USA / 2 points
198. Dave Pacey - VinoValveVici - USA / 2 points
199. Martin Kristensen - la vuelta magnífica de Beloki - Denmark / 2 points
200. Peter Hoogervorst - Cascader - The Netherlands / 2 points
201. Julio Pons - T-Valencia - Spain / 2 points
202. Tord Eriksson - passa bollo - Sweden / 2 points
203. Scott Price - pinche pirates - Canada / 2 points
204. Miles Hurley - Team Big Chiefs - USA / 2 points
205. William R. Driessen - How's That?! - The Netherlands / 2 points
206. Chris Reed - The - UK / 2 points
207. Stefan Meijvogel - I love Menno - The Netherlands / 2 points
208. Stig E Sandø - Republic de Fufie - Norway / 2 points
209. Lionel Herrera - panama cycling team - Panamá / 2 points
210. Walt Armstrong - A Team - USA / 2 points
211. Gary Resnick - Chatty Cathies - USA / 2 points
212. Hugh Graham - mundo ciclismo - USA / 2 points
213. José Pedro - Incomensuraveis - Portugal / 2 points
214. Lee Maloy - Spinners - USA / 2 points
215. Richard Dodge - Jester's Dead - USA / 1 point
216. James Bass - Greasy Grimey Gopher Guts - USA / 1 point
217. Todd Haugen - Team Start Slow and Taper Off - USA / 1 point
218. Dean Della Pella - Velobama - USA / 1 point
219. Michael Procajlo - Searching for seniorettas - Australia / 1 point
220. Chris Knox - ENT - USA / 1 point
221. Louise Smith - huracán Solana - USA / 1 point
222. John Gorman - Late Season Chargers - USA / 1 point
223. Craig Robertson - Little Spanish Flea Circus - Australia / 0 points
224. Garland Lee - Vuelta A La Carte - USA / 0 points
225. Cesilia Carlsson - Cesilia - Sweden / 0 points
226. Havard Ramstad - NorwegianWood - Norway / 0 points
227. Jonathon Tainsh - gofast - Australia / 0 points
228. Martin Tetreault - Jamones de Smithfield - USA / 0 points
229. Tom Whatling - Soap & Water - Great Britain / 0 points
230. Javier Pazos - Billboard Bull Rider - USA / 0 points
231. Biff Whaley - Pepto Bismal presented by Quick Step - USA / 0 points
232. Alex Whitney - Fingers in the Spokes - USA / 0 points
233. Michael Cairns - Blue Plate Special - Canada / 0 points
234. Andy McDobbin - Lanterne Rougians III - UK / 0 points
235. Charles Cabardos - Cabardos - Canada / 0 points
236. Heather Gardiner - Heather's Dream Team - Canada / 0 points
237. Jonathan Runge - the anteaters - USA / 0 points
238. David Wymore - Udder Power Cycling Team - Milk on the Move - USA / 0 points
239. Jon Thomsen - Carmenski - USA / 0 points
240. Dave Shields - Unbie Tuble - USA / 0 points
241. Jim Flaherty - Sicklerville Syclists - USA / 0 points
242. Doug Brennan - Olive Wood - USA / 0 points
243. Tim Oh - Queer Eye For The Bike Guy - USA / 0 points
244. Saioa Arrizabalaga - Ilbera - Basque Country / 0 points
245. Craig Cheeseman - Adirondack Highlanders - USA / 0 points
246. Gordon Savage - Oatmeal Savages - Canada / 0 points
247. Joanna Hurley - The Pov's - USA / 0 points
248. Enikö Vozár - Hungarian Postal - Hungary / 0 points
249. Arie Guijt - QB dynamite - The Netherlands / 0 points
250. Noah Summers - max watts - Canada / 0 points
251. Bob Selden - Volta la Vuelta - Australia / 0 points
252. Bridge Hunter - Puente - USA / 0 points
253. Phil Coombs - On the Rivet - England / 0 points
254. Celine Tytgadt - cycling ducks á l'orange - Belgium / 0 points
255. Chip Rice - luvmybike - USA / 0 points
256. Brad King - All the King's Men - USA / 0 points
257. Chris Brennan - The molloping otters - UK / 0 points
258. Chris Gunningham - Kwik-E-Mart - Canada / 0 points
259. Jesse Feinberg - Fight the Power - USA / 0 points
260. Kathy Davies - VinoFan - USA / 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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