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Fantasy Giro game starts soon!

By:
Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor
Published:
May 10, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:22 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for May 10, 2007

Register your teams now! There are only days to go until the Giro game kicks off this Saturday, May...

Register your teams now!

There are only days to go until the Giro game kicks off this Saturday, May 12 with the 24km team time trial from Caprera to La Maddalena. We've updated the start list with the latest riders in this year's Giro. You can play for free for the first five 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.

Shimano join the prizes

In addition to the Grand Prize, the fantastic Wilier Triestina Izoard Lampre-Fondital team replica bicycle worth US$4,750, there are 39 other prizes on offer this year. A pair of Shimano Dura Ace WH-7801-SL Wheels worth US$980 could be yours if you are one of the three lucky "second runners-up" winners this year.

Dura-Ace WH-7801-SL Wheelset SS, with low road and wind resistance, have been driving the development of Shimano wheel technology for many years. The WH-7801-SL scandium wheelset combined with the new tubeless tires reach new levels of performance on all counts: speed, traction, cornering, climbing. These performance goals are straightforward: to win races and provide more riders with a professional-level cycling experience.

The new 24mm aero rim profile is combined with a wider flange, offset rear spoke placement, aluminum axles and reduced butted and bladed spoke count to achieve an ultimate balance between weight, rigidity and aerodynamics. The wheels accelerate faster. Because of the compliant - rather than high strung - design, they roll faster with less road resistance under a wider range of pavement conditions than any other wheel system. Speed, remarkable comfort, and freedom from cross winds are what riders will notice first about the wheels. Then they'll notice how well they corner and climb.

Full 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
- Dura-Ace WH-7801-SL Wheelset The WH-7801-SL scandium wheelsets
- Saris Bones Rack
- HED handlebars
- Giro Atmos helmets
- Cheetah Bars for optimum performance

There's plenty time to join in the fun at this year's Fantasy Giro game at Cyclingnews. You can join until stage 6 begins on Friday May 18 and you can compete equally with players that have joined earlier in the tour.

To register your teams for the game go to fantasy.cyclingnews.com

Good luck!

The Fantasy Cyclingnews Team

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