Win a Specialized S-Works Roubaix bicycle worth $6000 USD! That's not all you could win in this year's Fantasy games. To celebrate our fifth year of Fantasy games the Spring Classics will also be featuring some top runner-up prizes. We are proud to announce the continued following of Speedplay for this year's game. We have three sets of Speedplay's Zero stainless steel pedals - the same style of pedal used by ProTour teams such as Team CSC. The stainless steel model is on offer and it will provide years of faithful service. It allows you to choose either a fixed position or up to 15 degrees of float. Zero pedals maintain the traditional feel of a fixed system while incorporating all the well-known advantages of Speedplay X Pedal Systems.
We are also pleased to confirm today that Descente will be joining the list of runners-up prize sponsors. Produced in conjunction with Team CSC, the Descente Optima Bib Short is the culmination of hundreds of hours of research and testing. Constructed of two different textiles, the main body features Aero-X fabric, a dual-denier Nylon with spandex for great moisture-management, durability, comfort, and fit. It combines Eschlers dimpled fabric on the quadriceps panels for a super-fast and high compression fit. Instead of a traditional gripper, the Optima is finished with a 2 band of Eschler fabric around the leg hem for an aerodynamic fit and extra compression. The bib construction features D-Vente micro-denier mesh for great support and breathability. Higher density and slightly thicker foam is used in the critical centre areas while lower density foam is used around the periphery, creating multiple layers of superior protection for the rider.
As announced yesterday, the first runner-up prize this year is a wireless Cycleops Powertap 2.4 worth $1499 USD. Cycleops upgraded the worlds most accurate, lightest power meter to be the worlds first wireless meter, meaning you can easily switch it between bikes. Powertap 2.4 measures watts, cadence, heart rate, speed, kilojoules, averages and graphs out your workout for you so you can chart your training progress. Powertap expert Allen Lim uses the Powertap 2.4 exclusively to coach the US based Slipstream Chipotle squad. The 2.4 combines the lightweight reliable SL hub with a 2.4GHz transmission. Hub to handlebar...no strings attached!
We are also delighted to confirm that a pair of BBB's "Winner Team" glasses are on offer for the highest scoring Fantasy team in each Classic. You don't have to take part in all seven races to stand a good chance of winning this prize. The highest score per classic wins a pair of the official sportsglasses of the Quick-Step Innergetic professional cycling team 2007. Called "Winner Team" the glasses have a durable, flexible and lightweight Grilamid frame; adjustable metal nose piece for a perfect fit; and interchangeable polycarbonate lenses with 100% protection against harmful UV rays, up to UV 400nm! The glasses are Matte Silver and come with Smoke Blue lenses with a Multi-Layer Coating (MLC). They also come with three extra lenses; orange, yellow and clear with a flash mirror coating and a carrying case so that you have lenses for all types of weather.
In the next few days we will be releasing more details of the prizes on offer this season with 46 prizes available for 18 lucky winners now is the time to sign up to the Fantasy Cyclingnews Games.
How to play
Yes, you too can be a professional team manager. Based on the live racing action, you will take up the challenge using your knowledge and tactical skill as a race team manager to compete with fantasy managers from around the world. All you need to do to take part is register and, once the provisional race list has been announced, select 8 riders for each of the following races:
Milano-Sanremo, March 24th 2007
Ronde van Vlaanderen, April 8th 2007
Gent-Wevelgem, April 11th 2007
Paris - Roubaix, April 15th 2007
Amstel Gold Race, April 21th 2007
La Flèche Wallonne, April 25th 2007
Liège-Bastogne-Liège, April 29th 2007
The Fantasy Cyclingnews Team