Fantasy Fives: Vuelta a Espana Stage 3 & 4 RESULTS

Stage 3 was a day of ups and downs for Fantasy Fives players, half of the GC field seemingly biting the dust as the others sailed ahead. Many teams profited from Chaves and Froome picks, whilst others were squandered as Majka and Contador lost ground…

A one two on a sprint stage is common, but in the mountains! Chapeau!

@andrewhunnisett takes first blood in his raging war with @Cycling_Crazy, a brilliant one two result from Nibali and De la Cruz to secure him a perfect score of three points! The win also propels the team up the overall standings, looking dangerous as this Vuelta progresses.

Beefeater Bend hang onto red after another magnificent display, their team seemingly having it all in terms of sprinting and climbing!

Today was finally a day for the breakaway, allowing some of the teams targeting the combative classification to start scoring points. Beefeater Bend once again demonstrated their depth in squad, placing a man in the escape. Two competitors from the Tour de France combative classification also scored points today, @InsidePeloton96 and @Cycling_Crazy; let the battle commence…

Leaderboard for stages 3 and 4 will be combined at the bottom of the article. Scroll down to see stage 4…

Another day, another perfect scorer! The Fantasy Fives teams in this Vuelta series continue to impress…

@NietNathan conquered the one two today…

A big day for green jersey competitor, @NietNathan. Sammy’s Sacrifice managed to place both Trentin and Lobato in the top two, scoring them massive points for both the overall and stages classification.

With Barguil and Pozzovivo looking out of the overall fight, this team may just have to set their sights on stage wins and the green jersey come Madrid…

For the third stage in a row, Beefeater Bend hold onto red with a consistently low score. The podium also sees a re-shuffling as Cycling Crazy Watch Out and TIM HODG round out the rest of the top three.

Finally, after yesterday’s stage, we saw some climbing, allowing for some KOM points to be awarded! @RutgerDijk and his team now lead that classification, thanks to Thomas de Gendt and his maximum points atop the Cat 1 climb.

With all that said, I think it’s time to have a look at the overall classification…

Team Name and Twitter HandleStg 3Stg 4Total/OverallStage ClassificationBreak ClassificationKOM ClassificationPeople's Choice
(@tdfbeefeaters) Beefeater Bend1114341611
(@domhino) TIM HODG5215293
(@andrewhunnisett) Cycling Crazy Watch Out33362101
(@Cyclingfan001) CyclingHill1528653
(@NietNathan) Sammy's Sacrifice 31367131
(@paddyjim) Paddy's Pedallers19216853
(@bartdvries) Diemen Demons12317033
(@Spudacus12) Team Rouleurs1239714
(@sap1906) SAP-La Mondiale51673152
(@Ross5u839) Formidable Five25217373
(@Partykjeppen) Partykjeppen's Pozzovivian Playboys10327961
(@doniewalsh) Lily Rosa12198073
(@russelljosborne) The Usual Suspects3679283
(@GrootLem) Rainbow Nation24259251
(@nick_russell04) Majka me Crazy31429381
(@Tomashuuns) Bazinga National Team12279333
(@KRUIJSWIJKGAAN) Team Kruijswijk (Without Kruijswijk)172598
(@badgerbarouder) Azkonarra Tomatea23299991
(@Benni1000) Die Bierabzapfer1146994
(@ksmashbets1786) Drip Dry2351107
(@ironsscally) Renegade Masters43331091
(@jamiehaughey) You know nothing Jon Nieve14361118
(@CyclingDelegate) The Cycling Delegate2060111
(@SmokeyTimRobbo) Dropped on the Climb27381128
(@rolfdev) Lonely at the Top16691204
(@JoshuaCarnn) Landa's worth more than Neymar49361241
(@LanceBC) LanceBC1662128
(@PelosJuno) Rani126413033
(@bristolbike) Parti criw yng nghymru22331332
(@Jesper_Kuup) Vive le Velo126313333
(@RonSydenham) Pini Espanol126713633
(@justprocycling) No Team Leader35321394
(@VainHack) Berasa21711421
(@Cycling_CrazyDAD) The one are many and the many are one376714433
(@FlannelBidon) Survivor405214433
(@Cycling_CrazyMUM) InsideTheVuelta2659144
(@Mapachito2016) Lord of the Chainrings48491461
( The Svein in Spain28561491
(@RutgerDijk) CruijffAFCA665615424
(@EmilyMaidenDAD) Team Telecottage3345157
(@GarthSheehan83) Make the Break3971161
(@EmilyMaiden) Adios Alberto1872162
(@InsidePeloton96) Break the Wheel4344167414
(@Cycling_Crazy) Cycling Crazy386716714
(@comovaeso) Del Tongazo6261171
(@LUX_Finest) Bob & Friends p/b Ilnur Haircut26491751
(@AdamBothma) Deep South346718233
(@NinieCyclingFan) Just for Fun2594185
(@EmilyMaidenMUM) Team Sausage Dog16751944
(@NirelepM) SupaGalactic Team536719433
(@Scotttimps) Timperley Group3491205
(@jswadswad) Weird Buddhist Viking549223114
(@Matt_Russell_92) Feeling Fraile709125214
( Geared Up8810026814