There's time still to join in this year's Giro game. Win a Wilier Triestina Izoard Lampre-Fondital team replica bicycle worth US$4,750! You can join until stage six begins on Friday, May 18, and you can compete equally with players that have joined earlier in the tour.
Deadline for joining
The deadlines for joining the game on Friday May 18 across the world are as follows:
10:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time)
04:00 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time, North America)
01:00 PDT (Pacific Daylight Time, North America)
09:00 BST (British Summer Time)
18:00 AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
08:00 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)
You can play for free for the first 5 stages! Try the game out and see how best to play. It's easy to play the Grande Tour games - all you need to do is pick your dream team of 15 from the riders racing in this year's Giro start list. Then each day pick nine riders to race for your fantasy team from these 15. You'll need a good combination of climbers, sprinters and general classification riders. For more details go to the rules section of the site. It's a great way to follow the Giro.
First four Daily Stage Winners announced
We are delighted to confirm the first four winners of the Daily Stage Prizes here at Fantasy Cyclingnews. It's been a tough battle each day at the top with an unprecedented amount of high scoring teams in this year's game.
STAGE 1 - Manager "Slovensko" with team "aussie" *
STAGE 2 - Manager "Zeeman" with team "Empire 2"
STAGE 3 - Manager "Hercules III" with team "E4"
STAGE 4 - Manager "Dr Do Little" with team "Daniel's Delight"
* Note there were three teams with the same Stage only points in Stage 1. As this was the first stage in the game the winner was picked at random from the three contenders.
The managers win a pair of Tifosi Optics "Forza" glasses. Each day of the Giro a prize is awarded to the Stage points leader. Remember you can take part until stage 6 begins for FREE.
Full Giro Prize Roster
- Grande Prize Wilier Triestina Izoard Lampre-Fondital team replica bicycle
- Daily Stage Winner prizes of Tifosi Optics "Forza" featuring High Speed Red Fototec lenses
- Zipp SL handlebars, 145 Stem, 300 Crankset and 185 Bottom Bracket
- Shimano Dura-Ace WH-7801-SL Wheelset The WH-7801-SL scandium wheelsets
- Saris Bones Rack
- HED handlebars
- Giro Atmos helmets
- First Endurance OPTYGEN
- Cheetah Bars for optimum performance
The Fantasy Cyclingnews Team