More prizes for le Tour Fantasy Game!

Cyclingnews are pleased to announce that we will be providing six sets of Santini team wear for the lucky runners-up of the Fantasy le Tour game this year. Register now! You can join until stage 6 begins and there plenty time to learn how the game works. Many of the favourites in this year's Tour will be wearing Santini kit, from teams such as Milram, Saunier Duval, Liquigas and Lampre. The jerseys feature short sleeves with a 14cm zipper. The fabric is 40% polyamide and 60% polyester with three back pockets. The bibshorts with white mesh braces and Coolmax Techno padding (fabric is 22% lycra and 78% polyamide). The prize kit also includes: racing gloves with anti-sliding palms. The outer face is made of lycra net and with sweatband cotton sponge on the thumb; Cotton-Lycra socks, and Cotton racing caps.

Updated rider list Whilst it looks like there will be no replacements for those riders suspended, we will not update the fantasy game start list until this is confirmed and an official start list released by the ASO. We expect that this will be resolved later this evening (European time).

Fantasy Game even more exciting! Remember you can change your 15 riders right up until stage 6 begins so there is no need to worry too much about the recent changes to the start list. The good news is that the recent suspensions will open up the game to those who are really in-the-know about the form of those riders outside the obvious top 10 selections - it's going to make for an even more exciting game to play this year!

Even better prizes! The top prizes on offer are even more attainable to this year's Fantasy managers. Much like the Tour itself it's going to be wide open to managers from all over the world. If you haven't already, have another look at what's on offer... the Grand Prize of a T-Mobile GIANT TCR Advanced Team bike could be yours!!

Play the 2006 Le Tour game and win a Giant TCR Advanced T-Mobile Team bike! The TCR Advanced T-Mobile Team bike is Giant's lightest and strongest bike and the one used by Jan Ullrich and the T-Mobile team. Made from T-700 carbon fiber using Giant’s formulaOne technology, the frame is a jointless monocoque mainframe and features an integrated seat post and a Giant T-700 Full Composite fork. A small sized frame is only 865g making it one of the lightest frames on the market.

The bike comes equipped* with Shimano Dura-Ace group set and wheels, a Selle Italia saddle, Deda Elementi bars and stem, an FSA headset and Continental GP4000 tyres in the magenta/black colour scheme. (* Note that depending on where you live the specifics of the bike you might win may differ from country to country as the bike is sold with slightly different specs around the world).

It's free to play the first five stages - you could be our first winner of the great Daily Stage winner prizes from BBB. Registration has already begun.Be a professional team manager for the 2006 Le Tour and create your own dream team from any of the real life riders in this year's Tour. 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 other virtual managers from around the world. Follow the races live and use your skill and knowledge to win some great prizes.

The full Le Tour Fantasy Game Prize List

Grand Prize from Giant TCR Advanced T-Mobile Team bike.

Daily Prize from BBB Parts - 21 pairs of BSG-23 Winner Quick-Step World Champion glasses designed for Tom Boonen.

Runner-up Prizes - Set of wheels from Reynolds. - Cirro SV KOM carbon wheels

Runner-up Prizes - Ten pairs of tyres from DedaTre.

Runner-up Prizes - Handlebars from Deda Elementi.

Runner-up Prizes - Three Giro Atmos helmets.

Runner-up Prizes - Three sets of Speedplay's Zero pedals.

Runner-up Prizes - Three fi'zi:k saddles.

Play for free in the Fantasy Le Tour 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 Le Tour 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 the rules section of the site. There's also some great tips and tricks in the downloads and winners sections of the site. It's a great way to follow Le Tour 2006.

Good luck!
The Fantasy Cyclingnews Team

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