Now the bit I enjoy most, watching the hopes of many dashed as the final jerseys points get allocated.

Polka Dot Jersey
The first of the jerseys to have points allocated will be the Polka Dot or mountains jersey. No change at the top with TMV4 looking a bit vulnerable. A general reshuffling below with big movers into the top 10. Big winner in the polka dots was Mitchell  Johnson who has made no 3 in the batting order. Where did Rusty Dog disappear to? He was looking strong, and suddenly got swamped with Heartthrobs 04 hitting the bottom.

Ranked scores after stage PD
Rank Prev Direction Player Score
1 1 TMV4 1393
2 2 Italian Chris 1337
3 20 ↑17 Mitchell Johnson 1309
4 4 Sicknote 4 1267
5 3 ↓2 Giant Scott 1261
6 21 ↑15 Kelsey Machine 1236
7 5 ↓2 Isabelle the Princess of Goulburn 1231
8 23 ↑15 Sara Green Machine 1219
9 25 ↑16 Safari Mkubwa 1194
10 9 ↓1 Fat lasses at the Back 2 1175
308 306 ↓2 Mrs Green Machine 269
309 308 ↓1 Sicknote 1 238
310 310 Rollie 228
311 309 ↓2 Dungeon Master 223
312 311 ↓1 Heartthrobs04 203

Green Jersey

On to the Green jersey points. Finally a change at the top, with Sicknote 4 making a 2nd foray to the top end of the table. A lot of the usual suspects of the last 3 weeks hanging around. Three new entries into the top 10 with Gus Gilmour, Grandma Rebel and TheBehms all making a play for the top! Rusty Dog slips back into the bottom 5 but the teams below him remain strong, not moving a place.

Ranked scores after stage G
Rank Prev Direction Player Score
1 4 ↑3 Sicknote 4 1441
2 1 ↓1 TMV4 1429
3 7 ↑4 Isabelle the Princess of Goulburn 1409
4 2 ↓2 Italian Chris 1389
5 3 ↓2 Mitchell Johnson 1361
6 8 ↑2 Sara Green Machine 1329
7 19 ↑12 Gus Gilmour 1322
8 24 ↑16 Grandma Rebel 1294
9 14 ↑5 TheBehms 1290
10 6 ↓4 Kelsey Machine 1288
308 307 ↓1 Rusty Dog 290
309 309 Sicknote 1 238
310 310 Rollie 228
311 311 Dungeon Master 223
312 312 Heartthrobs04 203

Yellow Jersey

Now the big one, with points allocated for the top 20. This is the jersey that normally has the biggest effect on the competition. Coming up on the rails, from absolutely nowhere, is Gaz, up 24 points. I guess it helps having Thomas and Bernal in your team. First prize goes to Gaz. In fact there was a pattern, with Send in the clowns up 16 to 2nd courtesy of Bernal and Kruijswijk. Then Safari Mkubwa, up a massive 20 places, again thanks to Bernal.  Some other huge movers into the top 10, the biggest being Mark Ella, up 34 places, but just falls short of the prizes in 8th.  At the bottom there is no movement so the prize money goes to the bottom 5.

Ranked scores after stage Y
Rank Prev Direction Player Score
1 25 ↑24 Gaz 1871
2 18 ↑16 Send in the Clowns 1870
3 23 ↑20 Safari Mkubwa 1790
4 10 ↑6 Kelsey Machine 1688
5 15 ↑10 Spartacus 1671
6 27 ↑21 Castlemaine Cycling Collective 1 1658
7 13 ↑6 Chuck Charity 1 1657
8 42 ↑34 Mark Ella 1640
9 28 ↑19 Gobi 1612
10 3 ↓7 Isabelle the Princess of Goulburn 1609
308 308 Rusty Dog 290
309 309 Sicknote 1 238
310 310 Rollie 228
311 311 Dungeon Master 223
312 312 Heartthrobs04 203

Team Prize

The team prize is allocated to the lowest time of each teams top 3 riders. This years winner, making up for missing out in the final standings, goes to Mark Ella, outdoing Gobi by 3 minutes and Spartacus 2 in 3rd.

Mark Ella 249:18:24 (Thomas, Alaphilippe, Martin)
Gobi 249:21:51 (Thomas, Barguil, Martin)
Spartacus 2 249:22:43 (Alaphilippe, Quintana, Martin)
Purdleton 249:23:41 (Thomas, Barguil, Gaudu)
The Matador 2 249:37:00 (Bernal, Kruijswijk, Reichenbach)

Many thanks to everyone for taking part. It’s all about the charity and the fun, so thanks for allowing me to entertain myself, and hopefully make a small difference in the lives of a few children.

A note will follow with the prize money allocations. If anyone is interested in a more detailed analysis I can send you the spreadsheet!