Fantasy Cyclocross Update – January 19, 2009

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Cyclocross Magazine’s Fantasy Cyclocross League By Jake Sisson

We’re almost in the home stretch of the Cyclocross season, but don’t despair, there’s plenty of action still in store. Erwin Vervecken proved in Roubaix that, even in the twilight, lights can shine brightly. The same could ring true in our fantasy competition, where a late charge could prove pivotal in the overall race for the grand prize.

This week’s big winner was Jean Robic (Dave Groen, USA) who scored a robust 388 points on the weekend. Second on the week was Murgatroid, Even (Alex Andel, USA) who brought up a close second with 384 points. Third went to Spurs (Davies Leighton, CAN) who squeezed into third by one point, with 376. The best team on the week would have consisted of Lars Boom (58), Erwin Vervecken (72), Klaas Vantornout (20), Philipp Walsleben (46), Thijs Al (37), Niels Albert (32), Hanka Kupfernagel (50), Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (32), Katie Compton (60), Marianne Vos (38) and Rachel Lloyd (24) who came together to score 469 points total.

There was some movement atop the big board this weekend, but the overall leader remained atop the list. Java (Christian Skinner, USA) kept his lead, with a total of 3843 points. The lead, which was 9 points last weekend over Affurdoma!!! (Ian Terry, USA) has shrunk to 5 points over Bergen FK (Jake Sisson) who leapfrogged Affurdoma!!! to close the lead down by 45 points. Bergen FK’s total is now 3838 with Affurdoma’s total standing at 3816.

Check out the overall standings for a clearer look into where your team stands.

There’s only 5 weeks left to go, one more World Cup and the World Championships, and with a lot of quality points left to be handed out, the overall picture could change overnight. Make sure to keep your eyes open and watch those results vigilantly, who knows what could happen to your team.

 

 

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