Speedplay sponsors Fantasy Grand Tours

Brought to you by Wilier Triestina, this year's Fantasy Giro d'Italia game marks the third year of fantasy games at Cyclingnews. You can join the Giro game up until stage 6 begins. There is no disadvantage in entering a new team now that the Giro is underway. You have as much chance as any other team manager of winning the Cofidis Wilier Le Roi team bike. It's a great way to follow the Giro at Cyclingnews.

For more info go to fantasy.cyclingnews.com

Prize update

Adding to the Giro d'Italia 2005 Fantasy Game prize roster, we have four sets of CSC Team Edition pedals from Speedplay, but that's not all! The suggested retail for the pedals is US $195.00, but we can also include a pair of coffee shop caps with each pair (the cleat protectors), that also retail at $10.00. The pedals come from the Californian company that has been making major inroads into the professional peloton for several years, and the pedals on offer are based on what are being used in this year's Giro by Team CSC.

"We were very pleased that Speedplay produced a special red pedal for the team when we asked,"said CSC Team manager Bjarne Riis. "And because of so many inquiries from followers of the team, it is important that Speedplay will now produce this pedal for consumers."

The CSC Team Edition is the Speedplay Zero. This pedal allows riders 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 the advantages of Speedplay X Pedal Systems. Dual-sided Zero pedals offer light weight, easy engagement and disengagement, a low 11.5mm stack height and extra cornering clearance. The engagement mechanism does not rely on spring tension for retention, so you don't have to crank down a tension adjuster just to prevent inadvertent release.

Prizelist Confirmed

- Cofidis Wilier Le Roi team bike.
- Campagnolo's Record component group.
- 3x Atmos Fassa Bortolo Team Issue helmets from Giro.
- 5x Arione saddles including the team Lampre, Liquigas and Barloworld saddles from fi'zi:k.
- 4x CSC Team Edition pedals from Speedplay.
- 10x specially engraved tools from Park Tool.
- 3x Upland Sports' DMT shoes.
- Coaching package from Ric Stern.
- Bontrager Race X Lite Aero wheels, Race X Lite OS handlebars, a Race XXX Lite OS Carbon stem and a Race X Lite Pro saddle.

Join for free!

You can begin creating your team/s now. You can play the first 5 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 Giro. You score points according to how well each of the riders place each day in the Giro. So try your team today and see if it's for you. It's a great way to follow the Giro. Create your teams now at fantasy.cyclingnews.com

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