Without geeking out on the math, I decided to make a scatter plot to compare the cost per rider and their 2009 stats. I wanted to find the best riders for the money and a negative correlation (low cost, high points) was going to give me the info that I needed.
My graph is shown below.
I used this plot to choose the remaining riders on my team and I'm hoping that my method will get me the grand prize - a trip for 2 to the 2011 Tour de France! Stay tuned for my results.