Monday, July 12, 2010
In this Rouleur Derby Report:
1. Winners so far
2. New propositions -- deadline tonight!
1. WINNERS SO FAR
We had two more propositions close over the weekend, picking which teams would win Stages 6 and 8. No huge surprises in either contest, so new huge payouts either. Nonetheless, Super Rookie bet the most on HTC-Columbia winning Friday's flat stage (13 points @ 4.1:1), and Tyboty put the most on Saxo Bank to win yesterday's summit finish (4 points @ 11.7:1).
It's early but the biggest winner so far has been our overall leader JDante, who has earned 76 points yet still has 267 points in play. Percentage wise, our return-on-investment leader is one Lucky Pounder, who has won 23.4 points on 14 points bet.
2. NEW PROPOSITIONS -- DEADLINE TONIGHT!
As the overall picture comes into focus, it's time for our first "second chance" bet. Knowing what we know now, who will win the Tour de France? Will Cadel hold on? Can Andy escape on another stage and earn more time? Or will Contador's fingers bang yet again?
Your deadline is midnight.
We also have a clearer picture of who is in the running for the mountains competition and, somewhat less competitive, the young-rider competition. Both of these competitions will close tonight, too.
I've also made book on two more stages: another flat stage (Thursday's Stage 11) and another mountain stage (Sunday's Stage 14).
Don't forget that Wednesday is Bastille Day. Will a French rider do his country proud?
Finally, we have a novelty proposition: If Alberto Contador wins, will Lance Armstrong use Twitter to publicly congratulate him? The house will have some discretion as to what constitutes "congratulations," but it will include congratulating the team, even if he does not address his nemesis directly. Such a Tweet must occur by midnight Monday, the day after the final ride into Paris. (If Contador does not win, bets will be voided and points refunded.)
Have fun, play well, tell a friend,