Manager "Fietser" from Bolingbrook, Illinois USA has won the first of the six "prizes per classic" - a Specialized Decibel helmet worth US$169. Remember there are five more helmets up for grabs. Here's how he chose his team:
"My strategy for the Milan - San Remo was based on two assumptions, the race would end in a sprint and Italians perform very well in their home classic. I picked two sprinters that would not use up all my points and added Italians who had shown good form in the previous Tirreno-Adriatico or Paris-Nice. Having all this information available on the Cyclingnews website was invaluable. It is my daily source of cycling news and results. The addition of the fantasy games during the best few years has added an extra dimension to watching the races online."
It's not too late to join in, you have every chance of winning one of the "prizes per classic" and are still eligible for the Grand prize of a Specialized Roubaix bicycle equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace 10-speed groupset worth US$4400, and runner up prizes.
All you need to do to take part in this, the latest of the Fantasy Games at Cyclingnews, is register and once the race list has been announced, select 8 riders for just a few, or all of the following races:
Ronde van Vlaanderen - April 3
Gent-Wevelgem - April 6
Paris - Roubaix - April 10
Amstel Gold Race - April 17
La Flèche Wallonne - April 20
Liège - Bastogne - Liège - April 24
As a manager you will have 4000 UCI points to purchase your riders for each race. There are 200-250 riders in each official start list to choose from. Make your choice wisely as expensive riders don't always score the highest points for the team. The first 15 riders to finish each race will score points for your team. Have a look at the rules for more information.
Remember you don't need to enter all seven races to win prizes. You can enter teams for individual races and still win prizes. For more details go to rules section of the site for more info.
It's a great way to follow the Spring Classics.
To register your teams for the game go to fantasy.cyclingnews.com.
The Fantasy Cyclingnews Team