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4th Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta. Virtual Teams: Stage 17 Results
 
By Fabio
Date: 9/24/2004
4th Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta. Virtual Teams: Stage 17 Results
 

Colombia's top climber Félix Rafael Cárdenas powered his way to victory up to La Covatilla Thursday. To the delight of the some thirty players who believed in his talent and picked him for the game. And one of them in particular: Marcelino (Mars) Abantao, who opened his Fantasy Vuelta 2004 account thanks to 37 points from the stage winner (and new KOM leader) and 8 from his trade team Cafés Baque, plus Heras' great daily score.

Whereas the South-American could raise his arms in triumph whith no rival around, "queda-vuelta" had to overcome stiff competition from "Farsan Bortolo", the virtual team of Sweden's Mattias Markstrom. Both guys scored 79 points, and both had the attacking Colombian as top scorer. But when it comes to top-scoring trade teams, Abantao's "minor" Spanish squad did better than Markstrom's Liberty Seguros powerhouse (8-6), such that the tie-breaking rules spoke in favor of the Asian, who despite a streak of excellent performances as at his first time in a stage top three.

Norway's Morten Holsen is definitely not new to the bonus point-awarding spots instead: after winning two consecutive legs in recent days, the Scandinavian climbed a stage podium one more time. "Team I-Stole-This-Bike-Let-Me-Through" was one of the squads taking advantage of Cárdenas showdown on the hills of western Spain, but the points the man got from the Spanish trio of Santi Pérez, Valverde and Sastre couldn't make up for the lack of Roberto Heras in his line-up. Such that Hansen couldn't equal Melissa Budd's record of three stage wins. For the moment at least.

It would have been nice to have both "Farsan Bortolo" and "Fassa Pippolo" in the stage top three, and it would have been useful for GC contnder Philipp Paier to get some coveted bonus points, but despite having both Cárdenas and Cafés Baque, what he received from Mancebo and Valverde (maybe the biggest loser of the day in the real Tour of Spain) wase too little for him to make it to the podium.

One more player came close to repeat a previous top three finish: Cheryl Coughlin got an even better score than the day she took third (62-61), but all she could do was winning the small bunch sprint for fifth place from Martin Connor, Phil Trostel and Keld Haagensen, who finished behind her but at least entered the same top 10 places they barely missed a few stages before. All four players had Cárdenas, Zabel, Luis Pérez and Valverde as scorers such that, as often happens in our games,, it was the "earlier poster" rule that broke the tie.

Georg Reidarsen missed the top five spots after five stages as protagonist, but not the top 10: "Team Ture" snatched ninth with a high score (60) and a high number of riders (four: Heras, Mancebo, Zabel and Sastre, plus Liberty S. of course) giving him points: two good signs for a very serious GC contender. The Philippines have two players in this game, and both had outstanding results Wednesday: Abantao won, and Andre "deedee" Umali replied by writing his name in the daily top 10 for the second time out in four stages.

As you may have noticed, Wednesday's leg bore many resemblances to Sunday's stage 14, as five of the Sierra Nevada top ten finishers did it again at La Covatilla. England's Mark David Chapman and Holland's Cyrille Pluijmen (who along with Reidarsen was the only top 20 player without Cárdenas) also got close to, but this time they missed the top 10, although by very few points. Americans David Turner and Erwin C. Evangelista got points from the stage winner only, while 34 virtual teams didn't earn any stage points at all.

4th Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta
Virtual Teams: Stage 17 Results

1. Marcelino A. Abantao - queda-vuelta - Philippines / 79 points (Cárdenas 37, Heras 34, Cafès Baque 8) (*)

2. Mattias Markstrom - Farsan Bortolo - Sweden / 79 points (Cárdenas 37, Heras 34, Sastre 2, Liberty Seguros 6) (**)

3. Morten Hansen - Team I-Stole-This-Bike-Let-Me-Through - Norway / 69 points (Cárdenas 37, Pérez S. 26, Valverde 4, Sastre 2) (***)

4. Philipp Paier (DonPippo) - Fassa Pippolo - Austria / 67 points
5. Cheryl Coughlin - Verdant Valverde - USA / 62 points
6. Martin Connor - St Domingo - UK / 62 points
7. Phil Trostel - vicious cycle - USA / 62 points
8. Keld Haagensen - BARAKA - Denmark / 62 points
9. Georg Reidarsen - Team Ture - Norway / 60 points
10. Andre Umali - deedee and his amazing technicolor cyclists - Philippines / 59 points

11. Herman van Iterson - Green-Blue-White after 25 yrs the last Kelme-Fight - The Netherlands / 56 points
12. Terence Sexton - Sagacity - USA / 56 points
13. Mark David Chapman - Luz Ardiden - England / 56 points
14. AURELIEN DELAURENT - HAUTACAM - France / 56 points
15. Jakob Duma - I dont know were to Bingen!! - Denmark / 56 points
16. Jonathan Podmore - Jon's Raiders De la Montaña - USA / 55 points
17. Luuk Punt - The Kelme revengers - The Netherlands / 55 points
18. Cyrille Pluijmen - No Chain - The Netherlands / 55 points
19. Tim Saari - FLYING RHINOS - USA / 53 points
20. Jan Dijkstra - Sprints by Spurts - The Netherlands / 52 points

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