The prologue has been ridden and the Fantasy Le Tour game is now officially under way. There is still time to join this year's game, as you can join up until Stage 9. There is NO tactical disadvantage in joining after the Tour has begun. It's looking like an exciting game this year with more prizes than ever before, improved game play, more chances to win and score points. Have a look at what's on offer:
Daily Stage Prizes
Specialized is giving away a pair of its sunglasses every day to the manager with the highest Stage points. You can take part in this for FREE for the first 8 stages. Enter you team now! For more info go to the fantasy site
We are pleased to confirm that TREK will be offering the lucky winner of this year's Fantasy Le Tour a Madone 5.9 team Discovery bike worth $7,700 USD. When Lance Armstrong challenged TREK to create their fastest bike ever, they answered with the Madone. The Madone family combines TREK's Tour-proven road geometry with the Time Trial aerodynamics to create the ultimate performance package. It's a fantastic prize packed with some of the best features that will be featuring in this year's tour bikes.
There are over 49 prizes in this year's game. Be a professional team manager for the 2005 Tour de France. Based on the live racing action, 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. Follow the races live and use your skill and knowledge to win prizes.
First prize - a TREK Madone Discovery Team bike worth $7700 USD.
Stage by stage prizes - Specialized - 21x pairs of sunglasses
- Bontrager - 2x pairs Bontrager Race X-Lite Aero wheels, 1x Race X Lite OS handlebars, 1x Race XXX Lite OS carbon stem, and 1x Race X Lite Pro saddle.
- DMT - 3x pairs of Flash shoes
- Speedplay - 4x pairs of CSC pedals
- CTS - Signature coaching package
- fi'zi:k - 5x Team issue Arione saddles
- Giro - 9x Atmos Helmets in Discovery, Rabobank & Fassa Bortolo team colours
Read some of our previous Le Tour game winners recommendations for your team selection strategy. Go to the downloads section to find out more.
How to play
You can begin creating your team/s now. You can play the first 8 stages for FREE! We will be adding additions to the startlist on a daily basis. 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 Tour. You score points according to how well each of the riders place each day in the Tour. So try your team today and see if it's for you. It's a great way to follow the Tour. Create your teams now at fantasy.cyclingnews.com
The Fantasy Cyclingnews Team
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