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Be a Pro: Telefonica [Vuelta a Mallorca]
Ian Butler
Introduction

Spoiler
Before this starts, there are a few things to explain, shortly, though.
Playing PCM for my sake or just for a story has not brought me any more fun lately, it feels like I'm done with that (at least for now). I will try to launch this since this seems to excite me in a certain way.

I want to make it clear from the start, this is an ambitious plan which will ask a quite some energy on my part, so it's a test. I'll do my best, obviously, but I don't guarantee this will last. You don't know if you don't try, right?

MASSIVE THANKS TO: anderspcm & bwiggins, for making the Telefonica - Portugal Telecom pack.

Telefonica - Portugal Telecom


Welcome to Be a Pro,

I am proud to present a new team joining the Pro Continental Ranks of the cycling sport: Telefonica - Portugal Telecom.

Telefonica - Portugal Telecom is a Spanish/Portuguese team. There are quite some spots left on the team, though. In total, the team will count 18 riders. We'd like as many neopros as possible!

WE WANT YOU!


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Are you a cyclist looking for a team to start your career? Then we want you! Here's what I need from you:

- Name:
- Nationality: ONLY SPANISH & PORTUGUESE AVAILABLE NOW
- Date of Birth*:
- Type of Rider: please read below
- Style: please read below
- Height:
- Weight:
- Bio*:

*Optional

Name: Names consist of 1 first name, 1 surname and potentially 1 middle name. Pick a name that suits your nationality, please.
Nationality: Mainly Spanish or Portuguese. (WC will be Spanish-controlled). I will leave room for other nationalities, but not a lot.
Date of Birth: Born between 1/1/1990 - 31/12/1993. Age will not affect stats, however. Older riders are considered more experienced, though. This will not have a big impact, but might decide who's the leader of the race and who's not.
Type of Rider: This is important and will decide your starting stats!
- Flat Rider (FL, TT) [Tony Martin]
- Pure Climber (MO, HILL, ACC) [Rodriguez]
- Stage Racer (MO, TT, REC) [Contador]
---- Climbing stage racer [Nibali]
---- Time trialing stage racer [Wiggins]
---- One week stage racer [Tony Martin]
- Sprinter (FL, SP) [Cavendish]
- Fighter (FIGHT, ACC, RES, STA) [Boucher]
- Classic Rider (COB, STA) [Vanmarcke]
----- Sprinting Rider [Boonen]
----- Time Trialing Rider [Cancellara]
----- Hilly Rider [Leukemans]
- Hilly Rider (HILL, ACC, STA, SP)
----- (Semi-)Specialized in Cobbles [Gilbert]
----- (Semi-)Specialized in Long Climbs [Daniel Martin]
Style*: Also important
- Fighting style: rider fights for victories (higher FIGHT, ACC)
- Waiting style: rider is more diesel (higher RES, potentially TT)
Height & Weight: Will play a role in stats. Low weight will have higher acceleration, while more weight will result in a bigger motor.
Bio: Matters not in stats. What has the rider performed in his life? Is he a neopro, does he come from a smaller team?...

Every rider will get a 1 year contract to start with. If this lasts longer than 1 season, you might make the jump to a bigger team. Your development is out of my hands, then, but you will have a trainer at that team, so you'll still develop and I can report back on your career shortly.

*Fighter stat will matter. (Unless given specific orders), I will attack more often with riders with high fighter stats. Riders with a low fighter stat will almost never attack.


Game Rules


Progression
Your rider grows through the game by a list of accomplishments, based on the FIFA 2013 system. So you control the development of your rider. (See this list or the spoiler below for specifics) The developed stats will only be added immediately.

Besides this, you will also choose your rider's training. The development of attributes will only be set to 0.1 and there will be no trainers, though.

Races
I will report on most races, probably. You choose your own level of involvement, however. You can send in a general plan for the week/month/season (for example: go for intermediate sprints & breakaways, develop my rider as a climber...) or you can send in "orders" more often, if you want to control the rider closely.

I will report on the development in detail after every race.

Spoiler
I will post the team's season before we start, and then you can send in a preferred schedule for your rider. Then it's up to the DS (me) to select the right riders for the right races. Every rider will have the same race days (sort of, not exactly), since some achievement depends on race days.

After releasing the full schedule, every rider can send their main & secondary goals for the fitness level. If you don't, a general plan will be made with no peaks, but long periods of decent form.


Telefonica - Portugal Telecom



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Squad January 2013
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Rider Information (we don't have information available for every rider)
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Carlos Moreno Lopez: Nairo Quintana's best friend at school, and rode to school with him. Wants to follow in the footsteps of the Movistar leader, and become a superstar in the sport.
Jaxi Zoli: Former junior cyclocross champion.
Manuel Calle: Just a beast. He's pretty modest, but still, wants to win the Worlds ITT later, if possible. Lives for cycling. Isn't great with the media. Loves winning, but with his specialty, that isn't necessarily easy. Speaks multiple languages and is always polite and correct.
Jorge Garcia Martinez: A Spanish cyclist who did not like the mountains. Instead, he went fast on the flat roads. His dream was not being a cyclist, but being a sprinter in a cycling team
José Gomez: Very charismatic and playful, is a true leader but also sacrifices for his teammates. Always fight to win and at the Tour de l'Avenir he has shown it attacking until he was able to move back on the breakaway. At the end he won the stage.
Imanol Zuñiga Rodríguez: This rider always used to ride for some Basque lower teams, but with the financial crisis, he had to leave those. He is known throughout the country for his immense fighting spirit
Joan Navarro Lora: Former winner of a mountain stage in Tour de l'Avenir.
Helder Lourenco da Costa: Brought up by an Angolan father and a portuguese mother in Angola, Helder learned to ride his bike as a tool. A tool he needed to go to school and to the market. Often biking several kilometres a day, Helder developed a strong physique and great stamina. When his father died, his mother and him moved back to Portugal, where Helder took his bike riding to a new level by joining club.
Fabio Mendes: He loves every TT, most of his time he trained alone, he was scared to ride in bigger groups, so he pracitipated mainly in amateur TTs. That will be his first season in a professional team, his fauvorite rider is Tony Martin, his dream is to become the World TT Champion.
Joe "You can leave your" Hatton: Joe Hatton is a natural athlete, having been a long distance runner for England at Junior level and then a semi-professional footballer he has now turned to cycling following his sudden interest in the sport. With very little experience behind him some may wonder how he will cope but the natural talent he possesses is there for all to see especially his incredible engine!
Filippe Castillo: He is a neo-pro who loves climbing but is also pretty good in downhilling, his dream is to win 1 of the big tours
José Perez: Born and raised in the small town Osor, near the Massís del Montseny, Jose cycled to and from school every day. One Day someone tipped him about a shortcut he could take, but wich would probably be too step to cycle up. He gave it as much as he could and managed it. That Day taught him two lessons: 1. He loved sprinting up climbs. 2. There was a way he could sleep for 5 more minutes every morning. As soon as he was old enogh, he went on daytrips to the nearby Pyrenees mountains and joined a local team. He started to participate in races and won nearly all the races he rode that involved steep climbs but learnt that he hated timetrials. In the 2012 Spanish U-21's Championship he broke away on the last climb and held the gap until just short of the finish line, still finishing 8th.
Jesus GarcĂ­a-RamĂ­rez: Whilst many Spaniards grew up idolising Indurain and Freire, GarcĂ­a-RamĂ­rez just could not get enough of the cobbled classics and riders like Flecha and Cancellara. Lives for Paris - Roubaix and RvV, Jesus is ready to break the Professional scene after dominating the amateur races for the past 2/3 years.
Rui Castelo: Lots of amateur races with some good results( but no win yet), still looks for his first ever win... he had to ride his bike every day to go buy milk for his young brothers, 19kms of hilly roads and some mountains... he loves heat weather,... this will be his first serious team ever...
Keno Ritja: The guy grew up Lisbon. Started cycling because of Rui Costa, now he's considered as the next Rui Costa. Maybe as an even bigger talent than him also


RIDERS' PERSONAL SPACE


Rider: José Perez

General Information:
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- Nationality: Spanish
- Date of Birth: 17.03.1991
- Type of Rider: Hilly Classics/ One Week Stage Racer, like Dan Martin
- Style: Fighting
- Height: 181 cm
- Weight: 73 kg
- Bio: Born and raised in the small town Osor, near the MassĂ­s del Montseny, Jose cycled to and from school every day. One Day someone tipped him about a shortcut he could take, but wich would probably be too step to cycle up. He gave it as much as he could and managed it. That Day taught him two lessons: 1. He loved sprinting up climbs. 2. There was a way he could sleep for 5 more minutes every morning. As soon as he was old enogh, he went on daytrips to the nearby Pyrenees mountains and joined a local team. He started to participate in races and won nearly all the races he rode that involved steep climbs but learnt that he hated timetrials. In the 2012 Spanish U-21's Championship he broke away on the last climb and held the gap until just short of the finish line, still finishing 8th.

Results:
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January:
13th GP de Marseille


Rider: Rui Castelo


Training data
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Edited by Ian Butler on 04-09-2013 18:42
 
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Name: Miguel Rocha
- Nationality: Portuguese
- Date of Birth: 23/06/1991
- Type of Rider: Classic rider (spriting rider)
- Style: Fighting
- Talent: Cobbles
- Height: 181
- Weight: 75
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- Name: Jaxi Zoli
- Nationality:spanish
- Date of Birth*:1990.02.14
- Type of Rider:Hilly rider
- Style:Fighting
- Talent:Born Leader
- Height:1,80
- Weight: 65
- Bio*:Former junior cyclocross champion.
 
FroomeDog99
Name: Carlos Moreno Lopez
Nationality: Colombian
Date of Birth: 24/12/1992
Type: Pure Climber
Style: Fighting
Talent: Born Leader
Height: 162cm
Weight: 57kg
Bio: Nairo Quintana's best friend at school, and rode to school with him. Wants to follow in the footsteps of the Movistar leader, and become a superstar in the sport.
 
Jesleyh
Oh wow, this sounds great Ian Wink

- Name: Manuel Calle
- Nationality: Spanish
- Date of Birth*: 07/11/1992
- Type of Rider: TTist, well, basically a one-week stage-racer as well then.(Type Tony-Martin or, maybe more realistic level-wise, Tom Dumoulin Pfft)
- Style: Waiting style.
- Talent: Born Leader(Well, on TT and one-week stage-races, on mountainous terrain or flat stages he'd be a perfect helper I guess)
- Height: 196cm
- Weight: 88kg
- Bio*: Just a beast. He's pretty modest, but still, wants to win the Worlds ITT later, if possible. Lives for cycling. Isn't great with the media. Loves winning, but with his speciality, that isn't necassarily easy. Speaks multiple languages and is always polite and correct.


Edit: Hell no, Froomedog, we had exactly the same idea...
Edit2: Changed to an other rider, it'd be a bit boring if Froomedog and my rider would be exact the same.
Edited by Jesleyh on 01-09-2013 12:30
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- Name: Jorge GarcĂ­a MartĂ­nez
- Nationality: Spain
- Date of Birth: 24/08/1992
- Type of Rider: Sprinter
- Style: Fighter
- Talent: Born Leader
- Height: 1m 76cm
- Weight: 70kg
- Bio: A Spanish cyclist who did not like the mountains. Instead, he went fast on the flat roads. His dream was not being a cyclist, but being a sprinter in a cycling team
Edited by Marcovdw on 01-09-2013 12:03
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FroomeDog99
Haha, they're almost exactly the same in everything Grin
 
Jesleyh
Allright, I'll change mine in a Portuguese Stage-racer TTist... Hold on... Grin

Edit: Well, in an hour I will. Probably a Colombian puncher though.
Edited by Jesleyh on 01-09-2013 12:06
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- Name: Josè Gomes
- Nationality: Portuguese
- Date of Birth*: 25/12/92
- Type of Rider: Gilbert style, his streght is hilly stage but he has a good acc. and can do good also in cobblestone (or at least he can be a luxury helper for the leader in cobblestone)
- Style: Let's fight!!
- Talent: Born Leader
- Height: 1,80
- Weight: i'd go for an higher Acc so a lower weight
- Bio: Very charismatic and playful, is a true leader but also sacrifices for his teammates. Always fight to win and at the Tour de l'Avenir he has shown it attacking until he was able to move back on the breakaway. At the end he won the stage.
Edited by ste_18 on 01-09-2013 12:22
 
Selwink
- Name: Imanol Zuñiga Rodríguez
- Nationality: Spanish (Navarra)
- Date of Birth*: nov. 2nd 1992
- Type of Rider: Punchy fighting sprinter (like Julien Simon)
- Style: Fighting style
- Talent: Strong helper
- Height: 1m64
- Weight: 53kgs
- Bio*: This rider always used to ride for some Basque lower teams, but with the financial crisis, he had to leave those. He is known throughout the country for his immense fighting spirit
Edited by Selwink on 01-09-2013 12:16
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- Name: Joan Navarro Lora
- Nationality: Spanish
- Date of Birth*: 24/02/91
- Type of Rider: Pure Climber
- Style: Fighting
- Talent: Born Leader
- Height: 1.66
- Weight: 64
- Bio*: Former winner of a mountain stage in Tour de l'Avenir.

Really exciting project Ian, and nice to see the team pack being used! Smile
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- Name:Berk Kartal
- Nationality:Turkish
- Date of Birth*:10.07.1993
- Type of Rider: Pure climber
- Style:Loyal his leader
- Talent:Like Sylvester Szmyd.He is good climber and protect his leader every climb and make a great pace on climb.So not best but so good.
- Height:1.68
- Weight: 53kg


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- Name: Helder Lourenco da Costa
- Nationality: Portuguese
- Date of Birth*: 2/5 1990
- Type of Rider: Classic Rider
- Style: Waiting Style
- Talent: Strong Helper
- Height: 189cm
- Weight: 76kg
- Bio*: Brought up by an Angolan father and a portuguese mother in Angola, Helder learned to ride his bike as a tool. A tool he needed to go to school and to the market. Often biking several kilometres a day, Helder developed a strong physique and great stamina. When his father died, his mother and him moved back to Portugal, where Helder took his bike riding to a new level by joining club.
 
Maxvir
- Name: Fabio Mendes
- Nationality: Portuguese
- Date of Birth: 06/11/1990
- Type of Rider: flat rider TT
- Style: waiting rider
- Talent: strong helper
- Height: 185
- Weight: 77

- Bio: He loves every TT, most of his time he trained alone, he was scared to ride in bigger groups, so he pracitipated mainly in amateur TTs. That will be his first season in a professional team, his fauvorite rider is Tony Martin, his dream is to become the World TT Champion.
Edited by Maxvir on 01-09-2013 13:27
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Ian Butler
I see there are some people interested, that gives me great pleasure Wink

A few things:

Miguel98 - You have to choose a type that's listen above, sorry. So you can't have a COB/TT/SP. However, you can choose the type TT/COB and develop his sprinting manually, or TT/SP and develop TT individually.

FroomeDog99 - Is Moreno the 2nd part of his first name of 1st part of his last name? Pfft

Jeselyh - No problem, you can change it later on Wink

Selwink - 43kgs, are you sure? That's anorexia Grin

anderspcm - What can I say? The pack is just so amazing, love the quality of it. However, I won't be using equipment, since I use a regular database and that way I see the helmets/bikes on teams that don't match the colors. So it'll just be the shirts, bottles, NCs etc...

Katusha - Your English is very good, I understand what you mean Wink
 
owen10ozzy
- Name: Joe Hatton
- Nationality: British
- Date of Birth*: 27/09/93
- Type of Rider: TT Stage Racer (more Froome than Wiggins, engine is very good just not as good as Wiggo's but can attack that little bit better)
- Style: Waiting Racer
- Talent: Born Leader
- Height:1m 83
- Weight: 74kg
- Bio*: Joe Hatton is a natural athlete, having been a long distance runner for England at Junior level and then a semi-professional footballer he has now turned to cycling following his sudden interest in the sport. With very little experience behind him some may wonder how he will cope but the natural talent he possesses is there for all to see especially his incredible engine!


 
krisa
- Name: Czolt Waberer
- Nationality: Hungarian
- Date of Birth*: 1st january 1995
- Type of Rider: Attacker
- Style: Voeckler
- Talent: Climbing
- Height: 1m63
- Weight: 54kg
- Bio*: I always trained after trucks (no wind)
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Katusha
Katusha - Your English is very good, I understand what you mean Wink


Thank you!! Smile Smile Your idea so attractive for many people.
 
Ian Butler
Thank you all for entering! All the different nationality slots have been filled.

ONLY SPANISH & PORTUGUESE RIDERS ARE ALLOWED FROM NOW ON
 
krisa
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