Just over a day left to enter
The full prize list is now available for the Cyclingnews Vuelta Fantasy Game. As well as the Grand Prize of a T-Mobile team Issue Giant TCR Advanced there is a whole pile of runner-up and daily prizes, including a complete Campagnolo Record group. You can join until stage 6 begins on Thursday, September 1 at 10:00 GMT (03:59 Eastern time). Check out the full prize list:
Grand Prize: Giant TCR Advanced T-Mobile '05 Tour De France Team Issue bicycle. Giant have confirmed that this year's grand prize for the Vuelta Fantasy game will be the same bike as Jan Ullrich and Alexandre Vinokourov! The Giant TCR Advanced T-Mobile '05 Tour De France Team Issue bicycle on offer is worth $8000 and is not currently available to the public! Exclusively to Cyclingnews, you can only get one by winning the 2005 Vuelta a Espana Fantasy Game! There are a whole load more goodies on offer to the runners up and the daily prize winners.
Runner up Prizes
Campagnolo Record Group set
3 pairs of DMT Ultimax RSX shoes from Upland sports
4 sets of CSC edition Speedplay pedals
6 team edition Fizik saddles
9 Giro team edition helmets
Aerus equipment from PSI: 1 Aerus Aerobar; 1 Aerus Aero carbon fork; 1 Aerus white carbon bottle cage; 1 Akona Biospeed Transition bag; 1 Akona Biospeed accessory box
21 Park Tool multi-tools for each daily prize winner
(Daily prizes are awarded to the manager with the highest cumulative Stage points. This does not include any points scored in the GC, MTN or PTS sections of the game - it is not their overall score as displayed on the homepage)
To find out more go to the prizes section of the fantasy site.
There's still time to join in this year's Fantasy Vuelta Game at Cyclingnews. There is no tactical disadvantage in joining after stage 1 has begun. You can join until stage 6 begins on Thursday, September 1 at 10:00 GMT (03:59 Eastern time). Be a professional team manager, with many opportunities to win prizes in this year's game. You will take up the challenge of using your knowledge and tactical skill as a race team manager to compete with managers from around the world. For more info go to fantasy.cyclingnews.com.
How to play
You can begin creating your team now. You can play the first five stages for FREE! The Tour games are easy to play, all you need to do to manage your own team is select 15 riders from the live start list then select 9 of these riders to race each day throughout the Vuelta. You score points according to how well each of the riders place each day in the Vuelta. So try your team today and see if it's for you. It's a great way to follow the Vuelta. Create your teams now at fantasy.cyclingnews.com.
The Fantasy Cyclingnews Team