Giant has confirmed that this year's grand prize for the Vuelta Fantasy game will be the same bike as raced by Jan Ullrich and Alexandre Vinokourov. The Giant TCR Advanced T-Mobile '05 Tour de France Team Issue bicycle on offer is valued at $8000 and is not currently available to the public. Exclusively to Cyclingnews, you can only get one by winning the 2005 Vuelta a España Fantasy Game! To find out more go to the prizes section of the fantasy site.
Breaking News: Upland Sports has confirmed prizes of three pairs of DMT Shoes. Other goodies to be won in the Vuelta Fantasy game include equipment from Speedplay, Spiuk, Campagnolo, and fizik. More details to come soon.
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! There is no disadvantage in joining after stage 1 has begun. 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