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Fantasy Vuelta game strategies

By:
Shane Stokes in Granada
Published:
August 26, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 21, 2009, 0:08 BST
Edition:
Vuelta Cycling News for August 26, 2005

This year's Fantasy Vuelta is under way, and you can begin building your teams now. Be a...

This year's Fantasy Vuelta is under way, and you can begin building your teams now. 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.

Highest scoring Vuelta strategies

To help your selection for this year's game go to the [ downloads section of the site to find useful statistical profiles of last year's riders. See how well the riders performed within the context of the game. Below are some of the highlights:

Top 10 highest scoring riders

HERAS HERNANDEZ Roberto
PEREZ FERNANDEZ Santiago
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
MANCEBO PEREZ Francisco
ZABEL Erik
PETACCHI Alessandro
SASTRE CANDIL Carlos
NOZAL VEGA Isidro

Top 10 best value riders (highest scoring vs least cost to buy in UCI points)

JULIA CEGARRA Jose Cayetano
PEREZ FERNANDEZ Santiago
ZABRISKIE David
IVANOV Ruslan
BUENAHORA GUTIERREZ Hernan
FUENTES ANGULLO Juan
PASCUAL RODRIGUEZ Javier
HERAS HERNANDEZ Roberto

Find out more in the downloads section.

New Rules

In conjunction with feedback and suggestions from players of the game over three years, we have developed a new points system for all the Tour games. We've awarded more points to a greater number of riders and given back more emphasis to GC placings. Thanks to all of you who helped us develop the new points system. Have a look for yourself in the [ points section.

How to play

You can begin creating your team/s now. You can play the first five stages for FREE! We will be making additions to the start list 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 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 at fantasy.cyclingnews.com.

Good luck!

The Fantasy Cyclingnews Team

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