There's still time to join the Fantasy La Vuelta Game - create your teams now and win some amazing prizes! You can enter new teams until Stage 4 begins (Tuesday 4th September 10:00 Madrid time; USA 00:00 Pacific Daylight Time; USA - 04:00 Eastern Daylight Time; Australia - 18:00 Eastern Standard Time).
New prizes confirmed!
The latest addition to the prize roster is a Tacx Satori cycletrainer. From one Grand Prize and one first runner-up to three each second, third and fourth runner-up prize packages, there are 11 chances for you to win based on your overall performance in the 2007 Vuelta a Espana Fantasy Game.
There are also 21 daily prizes for each stage's top performer. The Satori is the warm-up trainer for ProTour teams. A super power trainer with a number of impressive innovations. This trainer delivers extremely high power outputs at low pedalling frequencies. Thus you can generate 400 watts of power at a low speed of 27 km/h for instance. These kinds of power levels will be required just before the start of a race.
Also on offer in this year's Fantasy Vuelta are some great prizes from SRAM, Speedplay's Zero Stainless pedals, Maxxis Courchevel road tyres, Udderly Smooth Chamois Cream, and Giro's Ionos helmets. To find out more have a look at the full prize list.
Choosing your mountains and sprints riders
In what's set to be an interesting race following the events of this summer, picking your team of 15 riders couldn't be more challenging. If you are relatively new to the Grand Tours it can be a daunting prospect choosing your 15 riders from Saturday's start list of over 200 riders. You need to choose your riders carefully for all four elements of the game. The new ranking system can tell you some of the answers you need to know based on last year's results. Here's some direct links to real life riders that scored well in the 2006 Vuelta Fantasy Game:
We've added some great improvements to the game this year:
1. New ranking and results service, offering new depths of rider statistics on races over the last four years.
2. See your friends exact selections in the this year's game as it happens.
3. Look up the winning managers team selections for last year to imporve your selection this year.
4. Follow the progress of the key fantasy managers whilst also tracking your friends' progress in the new "Watch Teams" tool.
5. Build your own Mini-Leagues.
6. Try out the Forum/Chat area, which provides new ways to communicate with your fellow players from around the world in real time as the races unfold.
7. New stage selection system to make sure you never miss a stage pick again.
What is Fantasy Vuelta all about?
The online game allows you to assume the role of a professional team manager for the 2007 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. Remember you can still enter teams until Stage 4 begins. You can also re-edit and re-enter teams for Stages 1-3 of the Vuelta 2007 competition up until Stage 4 begins.
Unlike most Fantasy games, this gives you the chance to try out the game for FREE and experiment with different strategies without having to pay for mistakes. If you join the Vuelta after the start date you can still take part with just as good a chance of winning as a manager who joined before Stage 1. Try out a team today!
Play for free
Remember you can play for free for the first 4 Stages! Try your teams out and see which rider combinations work out best. We hope you enjoy this year's game and look forward to seeing your winning team online soon.