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4th Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta. Virtual Teams: Stage 15 Results
 
By Fabio
Date: 9/22/2004
4th Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta. Virtual Teams: Stage 15 Results
 

Santi Pérez and Alejandro Valverde dominated Saturday's stage on the roads of Andalusia, and Morten Hansen and Georg Reidarsen did the same in the Fantasy Vuelta. Twenty four hours later, the Spaniards repeated their 1-2 on the way to Sierra Nevada and ... you guessed it, the two Norwegian players repeated their fantasy game showdown!

Morten Hansen secured his second stage win in a row, while Georg Reidarsen was runner-up again, and top 5 finisher for the fourth consecutive day. Both the scores and "ingredients" of their success were a bit different than on Saturday, but these are just details (although not so small, as for overall contender Reidarsen every point counts now). While the previous day the two Norses had one scorer in common at least, Carlos Sastre didn't earn them any points this time, such that their respective results were based on truly different factors (very unusual, but true); points by Pérez and Valverde were enough for "Team I-Stole-This-Bike-Let-Me-Through" to take line honors again, and even by a wider gap: six points instead of three. Roberto Heras' better score didn't make up for the lack of points from Luís Pérez, such that "Team Ture" couldn't score more than 62. Not that it's a low score anyway, and sure it will be much of help to Reidarsen in his bid for the Fantasy Vuelta overall title.

Canada's Scott Price barely missed a spot on the stage podium one day before, but succeeded this time: Pérez and Valverde made him a bonus-point getter. Unfortunately for him, Price's "A" trade team is T-Mobile: with Santi's Phonak instead of the Magenta boys, he would have been stage winner instead of (a very good anyway) third place finisher. Henk Punt wasn't able to equal Willem's previous stage (10) victory, and he fell short of the top three spots too. But a fourth place finish with a score of 58 is no unpleasant result for one of the teams named after one of the most talented popular young riders around, a rider who played a significant part in ... preventing Punt from having a top 3 finish: indeed Alejandro Valverde isn't part of the "valverde" virtual team, but gave his chief rivak (in this stage) Price 23 decisive points.

The top five was completed by 52-point scorer Martin de Vries who, despite lacking both Pérez and Heras, did much better than the previous day, although worse than the day he won stage 5. "Fietsmaarwatjes" enjoyed points by three Kelmes (Valverde, and the surprising duo of Carlos García Quesada and David Blanco) as well as Paco Mancebo, and was the second member of an all-Dutch trio that made it into the stage top 10. The other virtual team from The Netherlands was Cyrille Pluijmen's "No Chain", that put in another excellent performance, mostly thanks to Heras and his wunderteam, although Erik Zabel's five points were not stranger the Cyrille's 49-point score.

The same score three more players (John Roguski, Gregory Sutton and a solid contender like Philipp Paier) got. Most of them with the same "ingredients" too, even if "DonPippo" had Valeverde and not Heras as top scorer, and was consequently "sanctioned" by the tie-breaking rules. His ninth place finish is something the Austrian can be more than satisfied of anyway. With Heras, Liberty Seguros and David Blanco as point-providers, Alonso Tejeda and his "Summertime Blues" completed the stage top 10.

One of the major features of Sunday's ITT was Alexandre Vinokourov's first top 10 result. The so far disappointing Kazakh finally gave the more than 30 participnts who chose him something to cheer for: 13 points. And Cesilia Carlsson was the one that mostly benefitted from them: the Swedish player snatched eleventh in the stage, with the same score as six other players, Marianne Werz O'Brien included, and one point clear of a trio consisting of Holland's Luuk Punt and Herman van Iterson, but notably Danish GC threat Anders Pedersen. Americans Jon Gorman and Jon Thomsen were the only top 50 (actually top 80) finishers with no points coming from their "A" rider (which isn't in the race any longer, btw); but they had Santi Pérez doing most of the job for them. Twenty-nine players -and among them was also our "Site Goddess" and co-organizer of the game Janna Trevisanut-, didn't get stage points from any of their riders/trade teams instead.

4th Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta
Virtual Teams: Stage 15 Results

1. Morten Hansen - Team I-Stole-This-Bike-Let-Me-Through - Norway / 68 points(Pérez S. 33, Valverde 27, Phonak Hearing Systems 8) (*)

2. Georg Reidarsen - Team Ture - Norway / 62 points (Heras 38, Mancebo 13, Zabel 5, Liberty Seguros 6) (**)

3. Scott Price - pinche pirates - Canada / 60 points (Pérez S. 33, Valverde 27) (***)

4. Henk Jan Punt - valverde - The Netherlands / 58 points
5. Martin de Vries - Fietsmaarwatjes - The Netherlands / 52 points
6. John Roguski - ride for redemption - USA / 49 points
7. Gregory Sutton - Greg's Gems - England / 49 points
8. Cyrille Pluijmen - No Chain - The Netherlands / 49 points
9. Philipp Paier (DonPippo) - Fassa Pippolo - Austria / 49 points
10. Alonso Tejeda - Summertime Blues - USA / 48 points

11. Cesilia Carlsson - Cesilia - Sweden / 46 points
12. Alisdair Cook - Valverde/Cunego 1/2 - Scotland / 46 points
13. Jim Terpstra - Crazy Eagles - The Netherlands / 46 points
14. Frances Hurley - Hurricane Frances en Espana - USA / 46 points
15. Vincent Pieterse - Barande - The Netherlands / 46 points
16. Marianne Werz O'Brien - muchachos lycra-vestidos encantadores - USA / 46 points
17. Pete Butler - Team Atomic - USA / 46 points
18. Herman van Iterson - Green-Blue-White after 25 yrs the last Kelme-Fight - The Netherlands / 45 points
19. Anders Pedersen - CSC-espana - Denmark / 45 points
20. Luuk Punt - The Kelme revengers - The Netherlands / 45 points

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