Fantasy Le Tour - not too late to join

There are 49+ prizes up for grabs in this year's Fantasy Le Tour. You can still join up until Stage...

There are 49+ prizes up for grabs in this year's Fantasy Le Tour. You can still join up until Stage 9. There is NO tactical disadvantage in joining after the Tour has begun. There are some great prizes on offer and its FREE until stage 9 begins. You don't need to pay to play in the first 8 stages. fantasy.cyclingnews.com: try it out and see if you too could be in the running for some of the 49 prizes on offer this year.

CSC Team Edition pedals from Speedplay

Adding to the Tour 2005 Fantasy Game prize roster, we have four sets of CSC Team Edition pedals, but that's not all! The suggested retail for the pedals is US $195.00, but we are also including a pair of coffee shop caps with each pair (the cleat protectors). The pedals come from the Californian company that has been making major inroads into the professional peloton for several years, and the pedals on offer are based on what are being used in this year's Tour by Team CSC.

"We were very pleased that Speedplay produced a special red pedal for the team when we asked," said CSC Team manager Bjarne Riis. "And because of so many inquiries from followers of the team, it is important that Speedplay will now produce this pedal for consumers."

The CSC Team Edition is the Speedplay Zero. This pedal allows riders to choose either a fixed position or up to 15 degrees of float. Zero pedals maintain the traditional feel of a fixed system while incorporating the advantages of Speedplay X Pedal Systems. Dual-sided Zero pedals offer light weight, easy engagement and disengagement, a low 11.5mm stack height and extra cornering clearance. The engagement mechanism does not rely on spring tension for retention, so you don't have to crank down a tension adjuster just to prevent inadvertent release.

Have look at the prize list in full.

Prize list

There are over 49 prizes in this year's game. Be a professional team manager for the 2005 Tour de France. Based on the live racing action, you will take up the challenge of using your knowledge and tactical skill as a race team manager to compete with managers from around the world. Follow the races live and use your skill and knowledge to win prizes.

First prize - a TREK Madone Discovery Team bike worth $7700 USD.

Stage by stage prizes -Specialized - 21x pairs of sunglasses

Runner-up prizes

- Bontrager - 2x pairs Bontrager Race X-Lite Aero wheels, 1x Race X Lite OS handlebars, 1x Race XXX Lite OS carbon stem, and 1x Race X Lite Pro saddle. - DMT - 3x pairs of Flash shoes - Speedplay - 4x pairs of CSC pedals - CTS - Signature coaching package - fi'zi:k - 5x Team issue Arione saddles - Giro - 9x Atmos Helmets in Discovery, Rabobank & Fassa Bortolo team colours

Tactics

Read some of our previous Le Tour game winners recommendations for your team selection strategy. Go to the downloads section to find out more.

How to play

You can begin creating your team/s now. You can play the first 8 stages for FREE! We will be adding additions to the startlist on a daily basis. The Tour games are easy to play, all you need to do to manage your own team is select 15 riders from the live start list then select 9 of these riders to race each day throughout the Tour. You score points according to how well each of the riders place each day in the Tour. So try your team today and see if it's for you. It's a great way to follow the Tour. Create your teams now at fantasy.cyclingnews.com

Good luck!

The Fantasy Cyclingnews Team

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