Fantasy Giro game prize list confirmed!

We are pleased to confirm a full prize list for this year's Fantasy Giro game here at Cyclingnews. Thanks to the continued support from the industry, we have some great prizes lined for this season and we hope you'll enjoy this year's Giro competition. It's not too late to join in the fun at this year's Fantasy Giro game at Cyclingnews. You can join until stage 6 begins (12th May) and there is no disadvantage in joining after the Tour has begun. You have until May 12th to fine tune your teams for the Giro.

Grand Prize - Bianchi bike in Liquigas colours with Campagnolo groupset: The Grand Prize in the 2006 Giro d'Italia Fantasy Game will be a brand-new Bianchi bicycle from the legendary Italian firm of Treviglio. The bike is fitted with a Campagnolo Mirage groupset and painted in the same colours as Liquigas, the ProTour team of Danilo Di Luca. A complete description and specifications on the Bianchi will be announced soon.

Runners-up prizes

Hed Stinger wheels: Hed are offering a pair of Stinger wheels! The Stinger 50 is pure breed all carbon road racing wheelset that retails for USD $1090 and weighs in at 1400 grams.

10 pairs of Maxxis Courchevel tyres: Maxxis are providing 10 sets of their Courchevel Tyres for this year's Giro. The Courchevel were reinvented this year, from the rubber to the casing. Triple Compound Technology offers long wear life, great traction, and better transition from compound to compound. KevlarR belt technology provides puncture resistance.

3x complete sets of Santini wear: Santini are offering three complete sets of Santini ProTour replica team kit - the lucky winners can choose from any of the four ProTour teams using Santini clothing.

3x Giro Atmos Helmets: Win the helmet that graces the heads of some of the best riders and teams in this year's Tour. You can win the same Giro Atmos Discovery Team Issue helmet as worn by Lance Armstrong. We are pleased to confirm Giro's continued support of our Fantasy games. They are providing three helmets in total in team Discovery, Rabobank, and Fassa Bortolo colours. Worn by the best they make a great addition to the line up.

3x Speedplay's Zero pedals: Speedplay are continuing to support the Fantasy games with three more sets of their Zero pedals - the same style of pedal used by ProTour teams such as Team CSC and Phonak. 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.

3x fi'zi:k limited edition saddles: fi'zi:k are also continuing their support of this year's games with three of high-erformance road racing saddles. You'll have the choice from the fi'zi:k range, such as the Arione, Aliante or (appropriately) the Pave model. Or, you could choose from its limited edition, team replica saddles, including the new 'Di Luca Killer' and 'Cunego Piccolo Principe' models.

Play for FREE in the Giro 2006 game

Remember you can play for free for the first 5 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 Giro start list. Then each day pick 9 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 go to rules section of the site for more info. It's a great way to follow the Giro 2006.

To register your teams for the game go to

Good luck!

The Fantasy Cyclingnews Team

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