Online: 45
15:40 GMT         Day 39 of 90, Season 67    

Where is the fun

Written by Drollevangers at 12:21 25/7-2017

  I know there has to be a random factor called luck in this game. I understand everybody has offdays. The discussion was started many times already. Despite all this I ask you: Where is the fun?
  This season should be big for me, planning 4 captain topforms. Pretty good Captains as well. In the 11 topform races Marquet, Mutu and Rykhov raced as captain, there were 7 off days, 3 normal and 1 good legs (in the Essex sprintrace, who cares).
  Today I tried a different approach in Bangkok. Why not 2 captains, seeing my allround squad is freaking good. What could happen right? See the report below, guess who my captains were... This will be my last season unless some serious changes are made. Where is the fun?
  Your team participated in Bangkok Challenge. Tikhon Rykov finished 6 th as your best rider. You earned 7.000 $.
  Francesco Joinoe had super legs during the race. Jens Wolfs had an off day. Tikhon Rykov had an off day. Tikhon Rykov rode the race in top form. Harris Zuidema suffered from a mechanical issue.


Subscribers: 11

Time to take a break

  After almost 10 years of playing this game, it's the first time I really lost interest. My goal of being top of the list has been accomplished, so it's time to ...


Rank 1 st

  It took me almost 8 years and probably won't last a long time, but it's here and real. Rank 1 st! This has always been my goal, so I'm gonna need some new o...


Cobble test succesful

  After deciding to sell my hill and climbing team I wanted to test my cobble team if it was good enough to be a fun new challenge. After my first real cobble rac...


How do I drop down?

  After deciding to stop racing and recharge all riders in order to drop down to second division and lower I just cant seem to drop from topdivision. I stopped co...


Where is the fun

  I know there has to be a random factor called luck in this game. I understand everybody has offdays. The discussion was started many times already. Despite all ...


Bermudan Break Away King

  With slightly dropping Bermudan results in the World Tour, it would be wise for the National coach to approach things differently. My advice: use Forrest Glaser...


Crappiest season ever

  I guess everyone has one of these and now it's my turn. Races this season: 9 BA races so not to miss Volta sign up: 4 Serious races: 5 Captain off days i...


Cuello attempts the impossible

  Is he Superman or just a decent cylist from Spain? You might wonder if you see Elias Cuello's racing scheme next Saturday. The Guinness book of records is on st...


First 50+ talent

  Today our first talent ever reached the legendary 50 AV mark. We are happy with this, but it's a shame that this happens with the talent with least potential. C...


Bad luck streak never ending?

  Our captain Timofte participated in 11 races last month, including Norway Tour. In Norway he had 2 off days and 3 mechanicals but still managed 2nd in GC. After...



Drollevangers at 16:48 26/7-2017
  No off day today for the captain!
  Charles-Emmanuel Marquet suffered from a small crash and seemed to be in a bit of pain the rest of the race. Charles-Emmanuel Marquet suffered from a mechanical issue. Later on Charles-Emmanuel Marquet found himself struggling with yet another mechanical issue.

Abs stars at 16:14 25/7-2017
  The same frustration as I had mate. I know how ypu are feeling...

Kingstowm at 15:58 25/7-2017
  Train some riders and participate in some lower div Tours. That's what i'm doing now and at least it provides some fun. I stopped racing at the highest divisions too for exact the same reasons you're describing.

mapei bianchi at 14:55 25/7-2017
  I've said this before, the % of off days for riders in TF needs to be reduced, it's unrealistic.
  You oughta know by now we are all masochists here.

Drollevangers at 14:18 25/7-2017
  Yeah, thought about it but that means doing nothing for a few months.

Kingstowm at 13:22 25/7-2017
  The route all the way down to the lowest division could be fun! ;)

Other Team's Press Releases
Top Transfers
  While waiting on the last races to post the review of the season, I have organized the transfers done by the team. I had forgotten some of those until I checked...


Comments (0)

Review Season 42
New potatoe acquired - Viggo Foss
S38 review
First riders to leave