DH Fantasy League Updated for Round 3 - Leogang World Cup DH 2018

Jun 11, 2018
by Pinkbike Staff  
Pinkbike s DH Fantasy League Fantasy Downhill Presented by trekbikes

The results are in for Round #3 of the Fantasy Downhill Presented by Trek. Check how you did in the Global ranking here.

Quinny85's Round #3 team
Bontrager Rally MIPS Mountain Bike Helmet

@Quinny85 won this round with 955 points and walks away with Bontrager Rally MIPS Helmet and a Bontrager Ion 800 R / Flare R Light Set (value $289.98 USD).

After 3 rounds, @lerouge is leading the overall with 2254 points. The overall winner at the end of all 7 rounds of the 2018 UCI World Cup and the 2018 UCI World Championships will walk home with a Trek Session 9.9 with a limited edition exclusive paint job! More photos and detail on the spec here.



Starting now, right up until Qualifying before the next event, you can make as many changes to your team as you like to have a better chance at winning the next round. Your changes will be restricted by your available budget of a fictional $1.5 million. To make changes select EDIT TEAM button and then select the rider you wish to change. Then choose your new rider from the drop down list.

It's not too late to join if you haven't yet. There's prizing available for every round, and we'll announce round 4 prizes shortly.

Good luck!


The Fantasy Downhill League is Presented by Trek.


MENTIONS: @trek




60 Comments

  • + 43
 Yes ! First awesome Smile
  • + 4
 Well done! It's getting pretty tight at the top. I'm pretty lucky to be hanging there as well. It will get really hard to pick riders from now on with so many riders capable of challenging the usual "top dogs". This is definitely the most exciting year this far!
  • + 3
 @Anarhichas: Well done for being consistent! A lot can happen throughout the season, but if this has been any indication, you'll be a tough one to beat!
  • + 1
 @Anarhichas: I forgot to change my team, which shows anything can happen and i moved up. Now the riders are beginning to find some confidence which is showing. More people are gonna choose these riders as they become more consistent.
  • + 1
 @Anarhichas: Thanks Wink it's pretty close. 1 point ! Totally agree, this year is crazy and very exciting to watch. Can't wait for the next round !!
  • + 23
 This year is proving to be a little difficult to predict which is awesome! Really enjoying this years racing
  • + 10
 Definitely, it's been a long time since we've seen so many new faces crushing it in the top 20.
  • + 1
 @brianpark: Totally agree mate! I think we are seeing a new wave of riders coming through - what I think is cool is that its not just one nation dominating anyone, you the UK, USA, France, Candian etc they all have fresh talent coming through
  • + 2
 @adzrees: don’t forget Austria. They got the freshest biggest talent since Barel basically won the worlds as a junior
  • + 1
 @leopaul: yeah dude that's why I had to put "etc" on my list because every nation seems to be having a wave of new talented riders coming through - its exciting times in the sport.

But I will say it is awesome to see Minnar and a couple of the older guys still riding super fast and getting good results!
  • + 17
 Tahnee thwarted my victory with her off course ride...I have to blame someone right, its the American way!!!
  • + 12
 I feel your pain. I had Tahnee, Luca, and Marine on my team... Going to have to give them a motivational speech or something, can't be losing the PB office pool so tragically.
  • + 4
 I had Tahnee and Luca too. So many points lost to such slight errors.
  • + 13
 I thought I had this thing won until Luca crashed. WHY!?!?!? Seriously though, the parity this year (especially on the Women's side) is making for a great season!
  • - 12
flag LoganKM1982 (Jun 11, 2018 at 11:50) (Below Threshold)
 Luca Crashed, Rachel healed that damn shoulder, and Gwin let the WWII stalwarts (frenchies) take his first place.
  • + 7
 @LoganKM1982: You can only have a dig a European country if you're European its in the rules.
  • + 2
 @fatduke: what about all you guys who make fun of Americans? Wink
  • + 10
 This contest has been a blast so far. Not even close to winning the overall but it has been fun trying to figure out which riders will give you the best bang for you buck and bragging rights with your riding pals. Any thoughts of making something for the XC events?
  • + 5
 Definitely something we've been considering. There's a lot of shit talking going on in the office for bragging rights, way too much fun.
  • + 7
 @pinkbike I have a few questions:
- why is it possible to edit teams during or even after qualies? Was that a mistake in the system? takes much of the "Fantasy" and the fun out of it...
- will riders prices stay the same? I think their prices should reflect the amount of points they gathered
  • + 1
 I looked at this and it was changes for val di sole and not leogang
  • + 1
 I've tried changing my line up last minute and it wouldn't let me edit after qualification, only after timed training but I totally agree with your second remark. Why should someone killing it this season be cheaper than someone that isn't performing. Each season is unique and last years results don't always apply. Also, since the riders get points for qualification why don't we?! Just some food for thought @brianpark Wink
  • + 2
 There was a bug that allowed some changes after qualies began. The top qualifiers combined for 19 points, so it wouldn't help this round, but we're working on this and shouldn't happen again. Prices are the same this time all season, we're looking to change this for next year, but this year it's the same all year. It get complicated a bit with rider values changing, team values would change as well, but this is a change we're looking at for next year!
  • + 12
 I get your point, but everybody can change riders and pays the same price so it's not an issue of "fairness" to people playing. What might be interesting is letting people pay the "original" price they paid for a rider all season long as long as they keep him/her on their team, even if their price goes up.
  • + 2
 Pierron is a steal then, I think after two first places he should cost more. At least I can be a cynical bastard and comfort myself knowing that Trek Sessions have chainstays made out of origami paper when it comes to a full season of riding.
  • + 8
 @karl-burkat: One question. Why the game does not count the quali points? I think that if you guys lock the rosters before qualification, don't you think those points should count as well?
  • + 4
 @smithcreek:
Yes. This is exactly how it should be done next year. If you manage to get someone at the start of the season who turns out to be a huge success, you should be able to hang on to him/her for the original price. Maybe even do it so that when you change him from the roster, you’d get the then current amount of cash in return. Could make things even more interesting, but might end up making the whole thing too unbalanced.

Anyways, props for the whole fantasy league. Has made following the races alot more exciting.
  • + 2
 @smithcreek: that is very interesting! Finding gems on round one and keeping them on the team should be rewarded, great idea!
  • + 1
 @smithcreek: But if the price of a rider on your team goes up, that means the worth of your team goes up. So, not only would you get the points, that the rider achieved to raise his price in the first place, but you would also have more virtual money to spend on your team from then on, compared to someone who picked the wrong riders in the first round(s).

I think this would result in less changes in the league rankings, since the guys in front after the first races will be much harder to catch. (For example, if someone had Pierron and Troy Brosnan on his team in the last two rounds, Pierron would have risen massively in value by now, and could probably be traded in for Gwin, meaning someone would have Brosnan and the Gwinner, and still four other decent riders, which could not be achieved by someone with the regular budget - who would be behind in points by that time anyway, to make things worse...)
  • + 1
 @FuzzyL: You wouldn't be able to trade Pierron for Gwin. If you picked up Pierron for $200k at the start of the season, he would stay a $200k value on YOUR team as long you kept. After week 3 he may have a $600k value to everyone else.

If you went Pierron and Gwin at the start of the season you'd be in great shape, but if you wanted to swap out Pierron you could only do it for someone that CURRENTLY had a $200k value (which you probably wouldn't do).

the other alternative is do it Draft Kings style and make everyone pick a new lineup every week, based off revised values after each race. This would be the real way to test who can pick the best team week after week, as riders that were undervalued before the season started (Norton & Pierron should be on every roster by now), wouldn't be such easy choices now.
  • + 1
 @JoshParsons87: Ok, got it now. But still, someone who picked Pierron at the start of the season would not only have an advantage in points, but also be able to get better riders at a lower price - every difference at the beginning of the season would just be increased.
  • + 10
 Been waiting very anxiously for this post
  • + 7
 Top 200! Savage
  • + 2
 @jibb: me too, bro!
  • + 1
 Top 6000, whoooo go me
  • + 5
 In Croatia I picked among others Macdonald and Pierron (chrash and flat), in Fort William Gwin and Shaw (chrash and flat) and in Leogang Shaw and Cabirou (chrash and chrash in training I think)... I hope I don't bring bad luck to riders Smile
  • + 7
 Gwin and his thumb screwed me! He can take his gluten free pancakes and pound it! Until VDS anyway lol
  • + 3
 Lol he came second! What more do you want?
  • + 3
 @russthedog: if you're not first you're last
  • + 4
 @russthedog: I had him but he was going on about his sore thumb so I swapped for Bruni. Then race day he's all better and killed it lol.
  • + 2
 @Tmackstab: ah what a bummer! He is an animal
  • + 6
 1.5mil isn't as much as it sounds!!
  • + 1
 Yo @brianpark @karl-burkat There's some glitch going on? I checked earlier and it updated... now it's showing that Leogang is next round, and it's the first round scoreboard... with @MoonboyMTB up top... weirdness.
  • + 1
 Never mind, it's fine now Smile
  • + 2
 There should be a Round ranking as well, not only I want to know how my Global points stand, but also how I did in a particular round.
  • + 4
 Is there an award for worst legit attempt?
  • + 1
 I was gonna change my team to something similar... got back late night before the 5am cutoff... stayed up late, was one rider away from saving...Zzzzzzzzzz. lol I think there's some old saying about that...
  • + 2
 Despite Luca Shaw's crash and Tahnee's DQ I still managed to move up 2000 places in the over all.
  • + 2
 Was definitely rough to have those two on my team this round.
  • + 1
 Same here
  • + 1
 Matt Walker is on my team but it says he got 0 points despite finishing with at least 30 Frown I need those points to beat my mates please :L
  • + 1
 There are two Matt Walkers. Could be it.
  • + 1
 I completely revamped my team for this round and I come back to find that the changes didn't save somehow, not having both my ladies even race hurt, a lot!
  • + 2
 Had luca bot have crashed I might have still been top Frown
  • + 2
 That screwed me too.
  • + 2
 cool, I lost only 3k positions this weekend
  • + 2
 top 7% ain't bad
  • + 5
 if you ain/t furst, yer last Wink
  • + 1
 @tbell1979: As a Gwin fan, realized this last Sunday. 2nd place for Gwin, f*cking pointless. Same as getting 8th or 80th
  • + 1
 Pinkbike should run a XC fantasy comp.

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