I could have tried to come up with a more interesting post than last year, but it was easier to just cut/paste the words! So… I have done the tally and come up with the winners. In years past I have dragged this out for a few days, but as the suspense in probably killing you I will cut to the chase and get it done now. Plus, I actually do have some work to do…

Polka Dot Jersey

So the first points tally will be from the Polka Dot jersey. Points awarded for the top 15 in that category. Here are the top 10 and bottom 10 so you can see the drama unfolding.

Top 10 Ranked scores after stage PD
Rank Prev Direction Player Score
1 1 Heartthrobs01 1629
2 2 SuperFish 1550
3 3 Mrs Spunker 1373
4 7 ↑3 JCB 1358
5 5 The Bulldozer 1285
6 9 ↑3 QV1 1283
7 6 ↓1 Dr M 1281
8 4 ↓4 Heartthrobs04 1280
9 24 ↑15 Coast2Coast 1274
10 8 ↓2 Mrs Trab 1265
Bottom 10 Ranked scores after stage PD
Rank Prev Direction Player Score
247 250 ↑3 Cat Six 3 336
248 247 ↓1 Gjulia Ovest 314
249 248 ↓1 Rital59 312
250 249 ↓1 Pussy 302
251 251 Beyond Blue 1 293
252 252 ELC 280
253 253 Ripley 2 278
254 254 SaveTheChildren2 275
255 256 ↑1 Dai the Kilt 256
256 255 ↓1 Snicko 5 240

This year it is not as close as Heartthrobs01 has dominated from week 1. A few other notable players being Superfish, my pick for the win, and Mrs Spunker, who gets a mention in the hope I will ever get a dinner invite again after stitching her up in week 3! So no change in the top 3, but Coast2Coast makes a surge into the top 10. Big mover was Cloggie Dockers up 99 places to 69th. Might be a bit late for him, but a good run from the Cloggies winning the final stage into Paris and coming 1st loser in MasterChef last night. No change in the bottom 6 apart from Snicko 5 replacing Dai the Kilt at the bottom. Snicko is the owner of the Hearththrobs teams, can he bookend this years competition?

Green Jersey

Next points added were the green jersey points. No change in the position of the top 2 but with Superfish having Matthews and Heartthrobs01 having the useless Bouhanni, the gap has closed to just 5 points. These 2 look like our winners with the gap to 3rd spot and JCB growing to over 300 points. Mrs Spunker starts her fall from grace, while Coast2Coasts surge is thwarted and he drops back out of contention. Big mover is SaveTheChildren4 up 69 places into the top 70. Too much too late. No change in the bottom 4 with Snicko looking good over Dai the Kilt for the lantern rouge with only the yellow jersey points to go.

Top 10 Ranked scores after stage G
Rank Prev Direction Player Score
1 1 Heartthrobs01 1791
2 2 SuperFish 1786
3 4 ↑1 JCB 1474
4 16 ↑12 Paddles 1459
5 3 ↓2 Mrs Spunker 1425
6 21 ↑15 Grumpy Guts 1372
7 18 ↑11 NiDe 1363
8 7 ↓1 Dr M 1361
9 13 ↑4 Caffeine Junkie 1355
10 22 ↑12 Chuck Charity 17 1341
Bottom Ranked scores after stage G
Rank Prev Direction Player Score
247 246 ↓1 Rainbird 362
248 250 ↑2 Pussy 346
249 252 ↑3 ELC 324
250 248 ↓2 Gjulia Ovest 314
251 249 ↓2 Rital59 312
252 251 ↓1 Beyond Blue 1 293
253 253 Ripley 2 278
254 254 SaveTheChildren2 275
255 255 Dai the Kilt 272
256 256 Snicko 5 240

Yellow Jersey

Finally onto the Yellow jersey points. There are points for the top 20 in this classification, so this is often where the movers and shakers come to the front. Hearththrobs01 holds on to 1st place from Superfish, a previous winner, but only just, with a slim victory of 17 points after 3 hard weeks. JCB hangs on for 3rd spot. Insignificant biggest mover was MacCardi Saison up 101 places to sneak into 55th! The coveted Lantern Rouge this year goes to Snick 5 who held off a late charge from Ripley 2 to book-end the competition, winning money at both ends. Dai the Kilt faded badely, gaining points to take him out of the prize money.

Top 10 Ranked scores after stage Y
Rank Prev Direction Player Score
1 1 Heartthrobs01 2203
2 2 SuperFish 2186
3 3 JCB 1874
4 9 ↑5 Caffeine Junkie 1775
5 8 ↑3 Dr M 1773
6 7 ↑1 NiDe 1763
7 13 ↑6 QV1 1743
8 12 ↑4 Dungeon Master 1728
9 14 ↑5 The Bulldozer 1721
10 16 ↑6 Mrs Trab 1701
Bottom 10 Ranked scores after stage Y
Rank Prev Direction Player Score
247 245 ↓2 Heartthrobs06 441
248 254 ↑6 SaveTheChildren2 427
249 250 ↑1 Gjulia Ovest 410
250 244 ↓6 Nice Package 384
251 246 ↓5 Little Ted 364
252 247 ↓5 Rainbird 362
253 248 ↓5 Pussy 358
254 249 ↓5 ELC 324
255 253 ↓2 Ripley 2 278
256 256 Snicko 5 240

Team Prize

The team prize is awarded, just like in the tour, for the lowest time of the best 3 riders in your final team against the team of everyone else. This years team prize goes to Charity Fish, the Charity team of Superfish. From being nowhere at the end of the final stage it has been a profitable final reckoning for Superfish. It is funny that the best place team that had the overall winner, Froome, in their team was only 30th.

CharityFish 259:24:41 (Uran, Yates, Caruso)
Coast2Coast 259:39:08 (Bardet, Barguil, Vuillermoz)
Gags05 259:46:47 (Landa, Meintjes, Buchmann)
Mrs Green Machine 260:58:01 (Martin, Mollema, Hardy)
Mat le Chat 261:00:07 (Bardet, Pauwels, Navarro)

So onto the prizes. There were a couple of random position prizes as well. So the full list of prize winners were:

Category Prize Team
1st $180.00 Heartthrobs01
2nd $90.00 Superfish
3rd $60.00 JCB
4th $40.00 Caffeine Junkies
5th $30.00 Dr M
6th $20.00 NiDe
7th $10.00 QV1
5th Last $10.00 Rainbird
4th Last $20.00 Pussy
3rd last $30.00 ELC
2nd Last $50.00 Ripley 2
Last $80.00 Snicko 5
51st Place $10.00 Puffy
102nd Place $10.00 Gaz
153rd Place $10.00 Gags07
Leader on Rest day 1 $30.00 Heartthrobs01
2nd place on Rest day 1 $20.00 Mrs Spunker
3rd place on Rest day 1 $10.00 Heartthrobs04
Leader on Rest day 2 $30.00 Heartthrobs04
2nd place on Rest day 2 $20.00 Mrs Spunker
3rd place on Rest day 2 $10.00 Heartthrobs01
Bastille Day 1st points $30.00 Mrs Trab
Bastille Day 2nd points $20.00 Angry Ted
Bastille Day 3rd points $10.00 Stockcarracer Yello
Winner Team Time Trial $0.00  No TTT this year
Team Prize $60.00 Charity Fish

Please let me know what your would like me to do with the winnings, donate all or some to charity, give me your bank details so I can transfer, or whatever. So that’s it for another year, time for a rest…

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