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Just over 1 day left to join Fantasy Le Tour

By:
Brecht Decaluwé in Saint-Quentin
Published:
July 06, 2006, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:34 BST
Edition:
Tour de France Cycling News for July 6, 2006
Race:
Tour de France

There's still time to join the Fantasy Le Tour Game - with over one day left until registration...

There's still time to join the Fantasy Le Tour Game - with over one day left until registration closes. Register your teams now and win some amazing prizes! You can join until stage 6 begins and there's ample time to learn how the game works.

Registration Deadline

This year we've increased the amount of time you have to enter your teams to the official pre-start time on the day of Stage 6 at 12:50 CEST. You need to make sure your teams have the "Race Fees Paid" status next to them by the following times around the world:

Fri 7th July - 12:50 Central European Summer Time
Fri 7th July - 06:50 US Eastern Daylight Time
Fri 7th July - 05:50 US Central Daylight Time
Fri 7th July - 03:50 US Pacific Daylight Time
Fri 7th July - 20:50 Australian Eastern Standard Time

5 Daily Stage winners announced!

The first five winners of daily stage prizes have been confirmed. Winning a pair of BBB Parts BSG-23 Winner Quick-Step World Champion glasses, designed for Tom Boonen. Their teams had the highest cumulative stage points for the first stages of the Tour.

Daily Stage Prize winners

Prologue winner - Team McGuire (Manager - McGuire)
Stage 1 winner - Team 3 (Manager - Johann Ribbens)
Stage 2 winner - Team Once More (Manager - Hercules III)
Stage 3 winner - Team Bleu Touchpaper (Manager - Nigel)
Stage 4 winner - Team 2Tourstimul (Manager - Stimulleke)

There is no disadvantage in joining the game once the Tour has started so try the game out for FREE until stage 6 begins. Experiment with different team selections and see how they fare every day live here at Cyclingnews. There are plenty more winners to come with over 49 prizes confirmed for the prize rosta this year, with more prizes to come. We'll keep you updated.

The Fantasy game is a great way to get to know the Tour in more detail, as you take on the role of being a team manager during each day of the Tour, making the best of your team selections as the Tour 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.

Remember you can change your 15 riders right up until stage 6 begins so there is no need to worry about the recent changes to the start list. There is plenty time to get your team right before the game closes to registrations.

Fantasy Game Prize List

Grand Prize from Giant TCR Advanced T-Mobile Team bike.
Daily Prize from BBB Parts - 21 pairs of BSG-23 Winner Quick-Step glasses.
Runner-up Prizes - Set of wheels from Reynolds. - Cirro SV KOM carbon wheels
Runner-up Prizes - Ten pairs of tyres from DedaTre.
Runner-up Prizes - Handlebars from Deda Elementi.
Runner-up Prizes - Three Giro Atmos helmets.
Runner-up Prizes - Three sets of Speedplay's Zero pedals.
Runner-up Prizes - Three fi'zi:k saddles.
Runner-up Prizes - Six complete sets of Santini ProTour replica team kit.

Play for FREE in the Fantasy Le Tour 2006 game

Try the game out and see how best to play before you pay. It's easy to play the Tour games - all you need to do is pick your dream team of 15 from the riders racing in this year's Le Tour start list. Then each day pick 9 riders to race for your fantasy team from these 15. You'll need a good combination of climbers, sprinters and general classification riders.

For more details go to the rules section of the site. There're also some great tips and tricks in the downloads and winners sections of the site. It's a great way to follow Le Tour 2006.

Good luck!
The Fantasy Cyclingnews Team

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