Fantasy Giro Grand Prize announced!

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.

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 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. We have loads of prizes on offer this year. Here a sample of some of the most recent additions:

- Hed is 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.

- Maxxis is providing 10 sets of its Courchevel Tyres for this year's Giro.

In addition Speedplay, Fizik and Giro are offering the same as they did in the Spring Classics games.

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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