The new, improved Fantasy Cyclingnews games for 2007 mark the fifth year of cycling fun here at Cyclingnews. The prize roster for the Tour 2007 game looks even more impressive than last year. This year we are kicking off the prize roster with a grand prize of a Cervelo Soloist Carbon Team CSC replica bicycle worth $4750 USD!
We've added other improvements to the game this year too. A whole new ranking and results service has been installed to offer new depths of rider statistics on races over the last four years. You can now search for your friends' teams and see their exact selections in this year's game as it happens. Why not have a look at the winning managers' team selections for last year to give your self a better idea of who to select in this year's Tour.
Follow the progress of the key fantasy managers whilst also tracking your friends' progress in the new 'Watch Teams' tool and building your own Mini-Leagues. The Forum/Chat area also provides new ways to communicate with your fellow players from around the world in real time as the races unfold.
Even if you don't win the grand prize, the Fantasy Le Tour game is a great way to follow the Tour each day here at Cyclingnews. It's free to play the first three stages - try it out today. You don't need to be a cycling expert to win prizes. Registration has already begun.
Updated - Le Tour Fantasy Game prize list
Prize summary: From one grand prize and one first runner-up to three each second, third, and fourth runner-up prize packages, there are eleven chances for you to win based on your overall performance in the 2007 Le Tour Fantasy Game. There are also 21 daily prizes for each stage's top performer. All prizes are as listed (substitution requests cannot be honoured). The roster of prizes so far is as follows:
Grand prize from Cervelo, Soloist Carbon Team CSC replica bicycle worth $4750 USD. Equipped with Shimano Ultegra 10-speed, R-550 wheels, FSA cranks, bars and stem, Selle Italia Marco Ponza saddle, Cervelo aero carbon seatpost, and Vittoria Diamante Pro Lite tyres.
Daily Prize from BBB Parts - 21 pairs of BSG-23 Winner Quick-Step World Champion glasses designed for Tom Boonen - one for each day of the Tour.
10x runners-up prizes
- Cycleops Powertap 2.4 Wireless
- Set of Shimano Dura Ace WH-7801-SL Wheels - three sets on offer
- Maxxis Courchevel road tyres - 10 sets on offer
- Descente Classic Chevron design clothing - four sets on offer
- PRO carbon bottle cage - x10 on offer
- Speedplay Zero stainless steel pedals - three sets on offer
- Giro Atmos Helmet - three on offer
More prizes will be announced in the coming days. To find out more visit the prizes page.
What is the Fantasy Le Tour game?
The online game allows you to assume the role of a professional team manager for the 2007 Le Tour and create your own dream team from any of the real life riders in this year's Tour. In what's set to be the most open Tour in decades, 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 the Fantasy Le Tour 2007 game
Remember you can play for free for the first three stages! Try the game out and see how best to play. 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 Tour start list. Then each day pick nine 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 register for free now. It's a great way to follow Le Tour 2007.