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Contest #9: End of Season Contest - VOTING

Contest #9 - End of Season Contest [Cat. 2] - Voting

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Contest #9 - End of Season Contest [Cat. 2] - Voting

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Contest #9 - End of Season Contest [Cat. 2] - Voting

In this topic you can vote for the End of Season Contest, according to the following rules.

PLEASE READ ALL THE POST BEFORE VOTING

How to vote

1 - You have to judge the track according to the requirements: contests/contest-end-season-contest-fin ... t7442.html

2 - You have to write in a post your best FIVE routes, from worse to best, providing a brief motivation for each choice
FIFTH PLACE
(Motivation)

FOURTH PLACE
(Motivation)

THIRD PLACE
(Motivation)

SECOND PLACE
(Motivation)

FIRST PLACE
(Motivation)
How does it work?
- First choice got 6 points, second 4, third 3, fourth 2 and fifth 1 point.
- Presentation bonus grant you 3 points (we will add later with penalties who took the bonus)
- Ranking will be made according to points obtained
- In case of equality I will decide the winner
- YOU CAN'T VOTE FOR YOURSELF
- You can also comment other people's reviews regarding your or other one's routes
- YOU CAN'T CHANGE YOUR VOTE ONCE SUBMITTED

Who can vote?
- Every user that submitted a contest (full points vote)
- Every user in the La Flamme Rouge Staff (Emmea90, Pigna, Sagan99, Matthorse, Nasdon33, Linkinito, Bose12)
- Every user that has registered BEFORE today and has at least 10 tracks in the editor. In this case, his votes counts half of the points scale

Penalties
- Every user that submitted a contest and doesn't submit a valid vote (with 5 choices and motivations) will get a 10 points penalty for all his routes.
- It's FORBBIDDEN to ask for votes. Who will be caught public or privately asking for a vote to some users will get a 50 points penalty in first instance, then the exclusion from all the contests of the year
- Vote penalties for unpracticable routes will be assigned by staff during this phase

Requisites for the +3 bonus
- Providing link of the tour in the post
- Providing viewable image of each stage with a description in the post

Deadline for vote phase is october 23, h 23.59

Routes:
Will4563: maps/tours/view/19538 +4 bonus
Rmax85: maps/tours/view/19549 +4 bonus
Davandluz: maps/tours/view/19550 +4 bonus
Jibvalverde: maps/tours/view/19563 +4 bonus
Jajoejoe: maps/tours/view/19570 +4 bonus
Belgian4444: maps/tours/view/19574 +4 bonus
Betto: maps/tours/view/19581 +4 bonus
JoostvandeBeek: maps/tours/view/19564 +4 bonus
giorgio.ponticelli: maps/tours/view/19621 +4 bonus
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Re: Contest #9 - End of Season Contest [Cat. 2] - Voting

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This is my votes, and I would like to say that the winner is choosen with a very small margin.

1st place:
Jajoejoe, good races, you have found almost a identical race in southern Italy, and I liked the small changes you made.

2nd place:
Rmax85, almost the same as Jajoejoe, but I miss some more downhill after the third climb in Emillia.

3rd place:
Davandluz, I like the races, the only thing I miss is a bigger climb in Emillia.

4rth place:
JoostvandeBeek, the only thing I didn't like by your route, was that you only climb to the church at the last lap in Emillia.

5th place:
giorgio.ponticelli, the only thing with your route, was that you didn't have Tre Valli in a circuit.
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Re: Contest #9 - End of Season Contest [Cat. 2] - Voting

Post by Belgian4444 »

These kind are my favourite contests, a shame there wasn't a lot of interest.

FIFTH PLACE: Rmax85

It was either you or Joost, since you both made the same errors, but the Lombardia route was just that tiny bit better. Emilia: extra long climb added just before the final loops, not too big of a deal since the climbs are fine. Tre Valli: not the same profile before the loops start and 2 loops too many, but also not a big deal since the climbs are fine here as well. Too many climbs added in Milano-Torino, it just needs 2, but again: the final climbs are ok. Gran Piemonte is a mix of routes and not a recreation. Lombardia: combo Madonna/Sormano is not really the same and a bit too heavy, but the final climbs are fine.

FOURTH PLACE: Will4563

Emilia is too hard and a lot of (pretty heavy) climbs are added. Tre Valli climb is a bit long, but I guess the difficulty stays the same so it's fine. Milano-Torino: final climbs are a bit too far from eachother. Gran Piemonte is very good and I appreciate that you took the harder to emulate one from 2020. I miss the combo Madonna/Sormano in your Lombardia and the final climbs are switched (steeper one last).

THIRD PLACE: Jibvalverde

Emilia, Tre Valli & Milano-Torino are very good. Gran Piemonte is a mix and doesn't emulate a specific version. Madonna replacement is a bit long, but the Lombardia is also well recreated.

SECOND PLACE: Jajoejoe

All very good, except the Lombardia. The Madonna/Sormano combo are two very long climbs and the end are 2 climbs extremely close to each other. Profile is quite ok anyway.

FIRST PLACE: Davandluz

Tre Valli might be a tad too easy and I'm not sure if the finish in Milano-Torino is realistic (2 hairpins right before the finish), but I saw no major errors. Well done!

Since there are so few entries:

JoostvandeBeek: same as Rmax, but as I said: I liked his Lombardia a bit more, whereas I liked your Milano-Torino a bit more. Too bad that it is the difference between points or not.

Betto: Not sure why you get a presentation bonus and sadly I didn't think any route was up to par.

giorgio.ponticelli: also close to 5th, but the Tre Valli doesn't really emulate the race.
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Re: Contest #9 - End of Season Contest [Cat. 2] - Voting

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5TH PLACE - JoostvandeBeek:
Giro dell'Emilia --> The final climb is too long, and the one in the circuit is too steep in any case.
Tre Valli Varesine --> Even though there is not brief descent between he Lancusi and Gaiano climbs, I think it's a very good entry.
Milano-Torino --> I would've avoided the Busso detour, but the rest works fine.
Gran Piemonte --> I would've avoided inserting the big climbs at the start to give sprinters a more clear chance.
Il Lombardia --> The Monte Acerone is not practicable at all. The Valico di Campoli del Monte Taburno and the Valico di Camposauro should be inverted theoretically.

4TH PLACE - giorgio.ponticelli:
Giro dell'Emilia --> The circuit climb is a bit too long and hard, but it's a pretty decent entry.
Tre Valli Varesine --> It should be raced in a circuit. Not enough climbing overall.
Milano-Torino --> The final climb is somewhat too short, and it would've been better if the circuit was less than 30 Km long. Lastly, Busso is not a Campobasso hamlet.
Gran Piemonte --> Glad you kept it as a sprinters classic.
Il Lombardia --> The downhill after the Doglie KOM is too narrow, and the race is too short, but Paestum as the finish location is a nice idea.

3RD PLACE - Rmndax85:
Giro dell'Emilia --> The approach to the circuit is quite different, and the circuit lenght might be too long, especially considering that the main climb is almost one Km longer but with a 9% average gradient, but it's a good entry nonetheless.
Tre Valli Varesine --> The San Lorenzo Maggiore is quite different in terms of gradients and lenght to what would be found in the actual route, but the circuit works well.
Milano-Torino --> Obviously we agree on this one, the approach to the final part could've been lighter though. What's with the finish line placement tough? Much better to end the race in the town center.
Gran Piemonte --> The race should be won by a sprinter who can endure climbing, I would've designed it for pure sprinters.
Il Lombardia --> Wouldn't have inserted the Corpo di Cava bit, but otherwise it's a decent entry. Another thing that does not convince me is the lenght of the Colli di San Pietro, which should not be longer than the Arola climb.

2ND PLACE - jibvalverde:
Giro dell'Emilia --> A longer climb should've been taken in the approach, instead of a repetition of small climbs, given the chance to do so considering the area. The circuit is good. Lastly, it's santuario, not sanctuario, and the name should be Giro di Campania.
Tre Valli Varesine --> The climbs in the circuit are too short, and there is too much flat inbetween them.
Milano-Torino --> The downhill road to Brindisi Montagna is quite narrow, and I would have avoided inserting the climb to Irsina, but the route works, even if it should be in a loop.
Gran Piemonte --> I would have preferred a flatter route.
Il Lombardia --> The Valico del Lupo should be a bit tougher, but the last part works very well.

1ST PLACE - jajoejoe:
Giro dell'Emilia --> I don't think the concrete of the downhill part of the circuit is in proper conditions to safely host a cycling race.
Tre Valli Varesine --> One climb instead of two in the main circuit, but I think it works.
Milano-Torino --> Very nice version of the Milano-Torino.
Gran Piemonte --> Glad you kept it as a sprinters classic.
Il Lombardia --> The final part differs a bit too much from the original (the last two climbs are both very steep and short), and I think the initial part differs quite a bit: I would have cut the Altavilla detour short and inserted a climb later in the race (Montecorvine di Pugliano perhaps).
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Other entries (ordered by personal preference)

-Belgian4444:
Giro dell'Emilia --> Very nice circuit (although I would've cut the flat part a bit shorter), but I don't undersand why the finish line is not located on top of the climb. Where you placed the finish line, there is no church, as well.
Tre Valli Varesine --> The circuit is not really similar (only one climb and a lot of flat), and the roads after the Montorio nei Frentani KOM are in no racing conditions. Lastly, it's neither Molisse nor Molissa though, it's Molise.
Milano-Torino --> The Vesuvio climb does not have the same gradients of the Superga climb, you should've chosen a steeper terrain.
Gran Piemonte --> I would've given sprinters a chance.
Il Lombardia --> The Castelmauro climb is too long and steep, and the race is a bit too short. The last two climbs should be further away from the Colma di Sormano replacement.

-Will4563:
Giro dell'Emilia --> The Terreti climb is too long, and the approach to the final circuit is too difficult.
Tre Valli Varesine --> Only one climb per lap instead of two, but the race works in the end.
Milano-Torino --> Last two climbs too far apart one from the other, and a bit too long, too.
Gran Piemonte --> I would've given sprinters a chance.
Il Lombardia --> Only one climb instead of two in the final section do not convince me. Names are spelled incorrectly.

-BETTO:
Giro dell'Emilia --> The final circuit is only repeated three times, the finish should be uphill, the approach is completely different.
Tre Valli Varesine --> The circuit(s) should be shorter and with briefer climbs.
Milano-Torino --> The final part - but not only that - does not resemble at all the actual race.
Gran Piemonte --> I would've given sprinters a chance.
Il Lombardia --> It's just not similar at all: take the last part, it's three climbs in a short distance, the first two without steep gradients, which can only be found in the last climb (that's too long in any case). Avellino with two Ls.
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Re: Contest #9 - End of Season Contest [Cat. 2] - Voting

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davandluz wrote: 13/10/2021, 16:35
-Will4563:
Names are spelled incorrectly.
I'm sorry, i'm not italian but danish. Maybe I just pressed wrong on my keyboard.
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Will4563 wrote: 14/10/2021, 13:59
davandluz wrote: 13/10/2021, 16:35
-Will4563:
Names are spelled incorrectly.
I'm sorry, i'm not italian but danish. Maybe I just pressed wrong on my keyboard.
Local authorities are one of the main drivers of sponsorships in professional cycling, l think that the minimum we can do in our presentations is to spell the places names correctly. Copy-paste if you are unsure.

In any case, it's not that I excluded you from my persoal top 5 because of that. That being said, if I judge two entries to be svery similar, I will favour that who will pay closer attention to these details.
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