Entry to this year's game closes in a few hours time at 06:00:00 US/Eastern (1000 GMT) on Thursday 1st Sept. Make sure you have selected all your riders for stages 1-6 as well as your GC, MTN and PT riders. There are some fantastic prizes on offer this year. Join up now and you could be riding away with one of these fantastic prizes:
Giant TCR Advanced T-Mobile '05 Tour De France Team Issue bicycle worth $8000. Ride the same bike as Jan Ullrich and Alexandre Vinokourov! This bike is exclusively available to the Fantasy Vuelta game, you cannot buy one in your local bike store.
Campagnolo - Record Group set
3 pairs of DMT shoes from Upland sports - Ultimax RSX model
4 sets of Speedplay pedals - CSC edition
Fizik saddles - 6x team edition saddles
Giro helmets - 9x team edition helmets
PSI are providing:
1x Aerus Aerobar
1x Aerus Aero carbon fork
1x Aerus white carbon bottle cage
1x Akona Biospeed Transition bag
1x Akona Biospeed accessory box
10x Park Tool
Daily prizes are awarded to the manager with the highest cumulative Stage points. This does not include any points scored in the GC, MTN or PTS sections of the game (e.g. it is not their overall score as displayed on the homepage).
To find out more go to the prizes section of the fantasy site.
There's still time to join in this year's Fantasy Vuelta Game at Cyclingnews. There is no tactical disadvantage in joining after stage 1 has begun. You can join until stage 6 begins on Thursday, September 1 at 10:00 GMT (06:00 Eastern time). Be a professional team manager, with many opportunities to win prizes in this year's game. 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. For more info go to fantasy.cyclingnews.com/
How to play
You can begin creating your team now. You can play the first five stages for free! 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 Vuelta. You score points according to how well each of the riders place each day in the Vuelta. So try your team today and see if it's for you. It's a great way to follow the Vuelta. Create your teams now!
The Fantasy Cyclingnews Team