Personally, the Scheldeprijs kind of feels like the ‘cooling down’ of the Ronde van Vlaanderen. However, that’s perhaps a bit too little credit for a race that is organized for the 107th time. The race starts in Terneuzen (The Netherlands) and is mainly flat. There is one cobbled sector of 1700 meters that is passed two times. For the rest there are no true obstacles except for perhaps the wind.
The predictions for the Scheldeprijs can be found in Table 1 and are based on Zweeler game points (so you do not see e.g. probabilities). In the Zweeler game’s riders score points by ending up in the top 25 of a race. The first place is good for 120 points, the 25th spot yields just 1 point. Points scored as overall winner (separate prediction) are not included. Since it is a single race game more expected points indeed mean a higher probability of winning. Furthermore, keep in mind that:
- Our predictions are based on quantitative models and are presented in hard tables instead of stories.
- We are continuously improving our prediction models and some type of predictions may be better than others (especially the classics/single day race algorithms have room for improvement).
- Always combine these cycling predictions with other information.
- The predictions are generated for the riders on the final startlist that we downloaded the 9th of March from Zweeler.
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