Monday, January 26, 2015

The Broom Wagon

...cleaning up after the races.

Tour Down Under
Wilunga

The Wiskota Fantasy League is happy to welcome a new member: Dan the Neo-Pro. The Neo-Pro has come out swinging, topping the first leader board of the season. With 4th and 7th place finishes by Dumolin and Impey respectively, Dan has made some early season hay. This is not to diminish from the early season revelation that is Taco. Team Taco Salsa ValVerde has let their presence be known with an impressive performance by Richie Porte. The group texting was ablaze with the news that the man best known last season for carrying his bike was back to riding it. As the hashtag RichiePortage started to trend Taco fired back with an 86 point effort. Team Wiskota Dynamic's risky pick of Evans in the last round, paid off, sort off. Maybe not the overall victory he was looking for but points none the less.

"Hello, Greg? Yeah, do you know who I am now?"

Although the TdU is not the biggest and best race of the year it is still nice to get things rolling. From here we head to the deserts of the Arabian peninsula for a trifecta of half ass races sponsored by our love of gasoline. Check back for some previews as well as draft result commentary from Gregario Forza.

We'll miss you buddy

Thursday, January 22, 2015

2015 Wiskota Fantasy Draft Results

Teams

Team Forza
Nibali
Quintana
Gilbert
Boonen
Van Marcke
Pozzovivo
Phinney
Hesjedahl
Van den Bergh
Demare
Niemiec
Kukleire


Team Wiskota Dynamic
J-Rod
Kristoff
Degenkolb
Aru
Mollema
Betancur
Ullissi
Moreno
Lobato
Arrendondo
LL Sanchez
Evans


Team Volpe
Cancellara
Kwiatkowski
Uran Uran
Gallopin
Thomas
Wiggins
JVDB
Navardauskus
Gesink
Albasini
Yates
de Ghent


Pacte de Lupes
Contador
Martin
Bardet
GVA
Rolland
Talansky
Fuglsang
Chaves
Farrar
Riblon
Rogers
Greipel


STP-GREENLINE p/b Unobtanium
Costa
Majka
Kelderman
Bouhanni
Boasson-Hagen
Van Keirsbulck
Matthews
Kiserlovski
Grivko
Slagter
Nocentini
Burghardt


Maillot Jaune Guillaume
Froome
T. Martin
Kreuziger
Terpstra
Pinot
Wellins
Vichot
S. Sanchez
J. Izaguirre
Vanenedert
G. Caruso
D. Caruso


Taco
Valverde
TVG
Kittel
Cav
Boom
Porte
Barquil
Haas
Chaves
Moser
Monfort
Roche


Dan the Neo-Pro
Sagan
Gerrans
Peraud
Spilak
T. Dumolin
Stybar
Nizzolo
Swift
Inxausti
Gautier
Zubeldia
Impey

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Draft Day 2015


The Local
January 19th
7:00 p.m.

"The Boardroom"

No, seriously, that is where we are having the draft. In his first year as draft director, Gregario Forza has locked down some pretty posh accommodations.  Once again the Irish win out as we head to the venerable downtown establishment "The Local".  Perhaps the Guinness with inspire you to pick Danny Boy Martin first overall.  Maybe the corned beef and cabbage will convince you that this is the year to draft Nicolas The Leprechaun Roche.  Or just maybe a wee nip of Jameson will make you take a flyer on Phil the Irish Thrill Deignan.  Whatever happens it should be fun.  Now that we have gear (thanks STP Greenline!) we are looking to move the fantasy cycling club into the future with more events and more good times.  So, dust off your big board and head on down.  Wiskota!

Monday, December 8, 2014

From the Commish

Off-Season
Housekeeping
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Even in retirement there is no off-season for Cipo 
A few things need to be worked out before the start of next season.  First, when is the draft?  The Tour Down Under starts on Tuesday, January 20th.  The weekend before is busy with birthdays, pond hockey and NFL playoffs.  I suggest we either meet Sunday night or do it Monday (MLK Day).  I know about half of us have that day off, but we could do it whatever time works for everybody.  If that does not work we could always do it the weekend before that (10th or 11th).  Please let me know what you think.

Second, what's up with the rule changes?  We have talked about dropping most of the euro level races, but cherry picking a few that we like.  Also, there has been discussion of changing some of the points for these non UCI World Tour races.  Namely, reducing the points available in the US races and the Worlds.  Having almost all of our races be from the World Tour should make drafting and the point system easier to understand.  In addition, it will be much easier for me to tally, not to mention reducing the need for weird pirated feeds from Italy.  So there it is let me know what you think and if there is a non World Tour race that you want included let me know.   Wiskota!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Wiskota League Banquet
November 7th 
Pancho Villa on Eat Street enters it's 3rd year of
 Wiskota Fantasy League sponsorship
Time to toast the season and chow some bubbling cauldrons of mystery mexi-meat.  I'm thinking 6:30 at Pancho Villa for dinner then possibly hitting some other spots in the neighborhood.  See you there. Wiskota!  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Three in a row for 
Team Wiskota Dynamic!!!

 The Commish keeps a close eye on the peloton
from the Wiskota Dynamic team car

Another season of the Wiskota Fantasy League has come to a close.  Team Wiskota Dynamic takes a historic third consecutive victory with Le Pacte de Loups and Gregario Forza rounding out the podium.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Il Lombardia

Oh, Danny Boy...
Martin attacks in the final K 
Another big score for Le Pacte de Lupes has, in all likely hood, secured second year director sportif, Steven, 2nd place overall in the Wiskota Fantasy League.  Danny boy Martin finally delivered on that high draft pick.

Maybe now he can get his teeth fixed
Only a few races to go and only one more world tour stage race left, the vaunted Tour of Beijing.  Coming off of the only, somewhat interesting year, ever, this piece of crap race is now defunct.  Who will take this final race, who cares?  Wait a minute, the final podium position is still up for grabs can the Neo-Pro hold on?  Will Volpe manage to squeeze out a few more sprint points?  Can Bill make a move or will he experience his first season off of the podium?  Does Gregario have enough left in the tank? He only needs 56 points.  Will Taco claim his second ever lanterne rouge?  Yes, yes he will.  Will we be eating tacos together as a team soon?  I hope so.  I'll be hitting people up for possible banquet dates, so check back soon.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WORLDS
Wiggo Worlds
The Kwiat1
A major shakeup in points as Volpe scores big time in Ponferreda.  Only a few races left and the race for the podium of the Wiskota Fantasy league is as tight as it can be with a mere 64 points separating 3rd place from 6th place.  Will anyone challenge Le Pacte de Loups for 2nd place?  

As the season comes to a close our eyes turn to the Wiskota Fantasy League banquet.  I'm looking at late October, maybe the 24th or 25th.  Let me know what you think.  Wiskota!

Monday, September 15, 2014

La Vuelta!

Pistolero!
Bang Bang, lights out

The final Grand Tour of the year is complete and our season is down to it's last few weeks.  Contador and Le Pacte de Loups scored a lot of points and is making a legitimate run for first place.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Broom Wagon

...cleaning up after the week of racing.

Colorado
Yup, that's Nature Valley Grand Prix all star
Serghei Tvetcov rounding out the podium

Le Pact de Lupes cleans up in the USA Pro Cycling challenge taking first and second place as well as a few stage wins.  STP Greenline managed to squeeze a few more points out of the magic man, Rafal Majka.

Hamburg
Look Farrar beat Cav!
Wiskota Dynamic and Volpe racked up some sprinty points in the Vattenfalls Cyclassics.