Written by Broken Chain of Universal Soup
Hello my dear fellow OCM managers,
First of all I would like to wish all of you a great season 52. May you all have great race reports, lots of off days and many victories.
Now let me take you back to season 51, the long distant past and list up all the winners of this season.
First of all congratulations to honzas of team PEKAC B for being the new number 1 team of OCM.
Following the unfortunate quitting of Jonas Pro Cycling we were sure to have a new number one team.
However all the credits to PEKAC B for claiming the title. almost 1400 points clear of Nefal.
Fabio Borges of team Aesop for becomming the number 1 rider. 2220 points is impressive.
new #1 team.
The World Championships were raced too. Suprise! They were held in Sweden , who would've thought.
Hail our new champions, and congratulations to their managers.
The new World Champions:
World Champion RR: Homer Diaz
World Champion ITT: Elvis Tansley
World Champion RR U23: Napolean Rotin
World Champion ITT U23: Bjørnar Fjeld
The Red Lantern
The Red Lantern Carrier this season was not DeRodeLantaarn as anyone who knows Dutch would expect,
but actually we had two.
UBBO ( now inactive ) and Westbay Ninjas who both ended the season with 4 points.
Fun fact: Westbay Ninjas is also in the top 15 of richest teams in OCM.
Downhilling is no longer a niche!
Downhilling has long been considered a small niche in OCM mainly practised in discutable countries.
However now that two downhillers were on the podium of Germany Tour the question arises if Downhilling
should still be considered a niche or is now actually main stream. Maybe Climbing will be the niche of the future.
Also insiders of the DH world say there are no clear dominating teams anymore. New riders are appearing in the scene and establishing themselves as contenders.
Names as Eurico Sintra, Bernardo de Biagi and Mario Delavignette ( Young Gun ) have been surfacing.
For the first time ever the Alpine Goat achievement was gained by a single rider in one season.
Yes that's right, not just a team that won all climbing classics in Division 1 in one season, but one single rider who took all the trophies home.
This great achievement gives his manager the Alpine Goat Achievement too ( which should be shiny to distinguish his from others ).
Alexander Nyegård has won 5 times this year. He won in the Clash of Nations Rio de Janeiro, Liechtenstein Rundfahrt and Zürich-Bern-Zürich, Critérium La Provence and Alpe d`Huez Classic with 6 different riders from various teams making up the other 6 podium spots for those 3 races.
The Netherlands has won the Clash of Nations and the World Tour. Again.
Congratulations to them.
Also a shout out to United States Virgin Islands for 3 victories,
Uzbekistan for scoring 308 points for the third time ( also their best ) in history.
Rwanda for scoring their first points ever. (Thanks Holwerda Cycling for the statistics on the forum)
A close finish in this sub-competition of the World Tour for Central Asian teams.
In the last stage Uzbekistan overtook Tajikistan who where in the leading position after overtaking Latvia one round earlier.
The three contenders made it a real battle.
Within the community games are played too. One of the most famous is OCM Survivor.
One is expected to win, and then be congratulated here. This season was a very long and
exciting game. I myself joined in the fun too, sometimes by voting.
Intrigues were played, several alliances formed, betrayed and mystic ancient powers were used.
The end turned into a huge climax.
Where everybody joined a group hug, since almost everybody won.
Therefore we congratulate david popescu of familytour. The first and last manager to be voted out of OCM Survivor.
Winners we salute you!
P.S. I have just lost The Game.