There's still time left to join in the Fantasy Vuelta game. You can join and change your riders right up until stage 7 begins this year (Deadline - Friday 1st Sept 13:08 UTC/GMT+2 Spanish time, or 07:08 US Eastern Daylight Time). There is no disadvantage in joining now that the Vuelta has begun. If you are new to the idea of Fantasy Sports Games then please have a look at the tips on strategy and gameplay in last year's winners pages on the main Fantasy site.
First Fantasy winners announced!
The first five winners of daily stage prizes have been provisionally confirmed. Winning a pair of BBB Parts Winner Quickstep glasses. Their teams had the highest cumulative stage points for the first stages of the Vuelta.
Daily Stage Prize winners
Stage 1 winner - team Stage Winner (Manager - Mountain to Climb, GBR)
Stage 2 winner - team The Empire (Manager - Zeeman, AUS)
Stage 3 winner - team 3VueltaStimul (Manager - Stimulleke, BEL)
Stage 4 winner - team www.FitnessCT.com (Manager - Jon Durham, USA)
Stage 5 winner - team FCF1 (Manager - Hercules III, USA)
There are plenty more prizes to win in the overall prize competition. The Fantasy game is a great way to get to know the Vuelta in more detail, as you take on the role of being a team manager during each day of the Vuelta, making the best of your team selections as the Vuelta unfolds stage by stage. Depending on how the riders finish each stage in real life you will score points for your Fantasy team to win some great prizes. You'll get a much more intimate knowledge of the lesser seeded riders as you watch their progress in your own teams and in other Fantasy manager's teams each day. You'll also get a much more in depth insight into how the riders perform over the coming weeks through the sprints and the mountains.
BH Bikes are providing us with the Grand Prize in this year's Fantasy game! The L75D Global Concept G-1 Ultegra D bike worth 3499EUR/4499US$ comes with an impressive component list worthy of the some serious competition performance fantasy or otherwise. In addition to the Grand Prize the prizelist so far is as follows:
- Grand Prize BH Bikes L75D Global Concept G-1 Ultegra D bike
- Daily Prize 21 pairs of BBB Winner Quickstep glasses
- Runners-up Prizes 1 pair of Hed Bastogne wheels, special silver edition
- Runners-up Prizes 10 sets Maxxis Courchevel tires
- Runners-up Prizes 3 sets Speedplay CSC edition pedals
- Runners-up Prizes $200 worth of Sock Guy vouchers
- Runners-up Prizes 3 Giro/Bell helmets
Create your teams today. Be a professional team manager for the 2006 La Vuelta and create your own dream team from any of the real life riders in this year's Vuelta. 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 other virtual managers from around the world. Follow the races live and use your skill and knowledge to win some great prizes.
Play for FREE in La Vuelta 2006 game
Remember you can play for free until stage 7 begins! Try your teams out and see which rider combination is best.
We hope you enjoy this year's game and look forward to seeing your winning team online soon.
The Fantasy Cyclingnews Team