Top tips for Fantasy Giro game 2006

The full prize list for this year's Fantasy Giro game here at Cyclingnews has been confirmed. It's not too late to join in the fun at this year's Fantasy game. You can join until stage 6 begins (12th May) and there is no disadvantage in joining after the Giro has begun. Here's some top tips from team manager "Kleppers" from Amsterdam who won in last year's Giro Fantasy Game with team "Basso basta!"

"After the first five stages a few must haves emerged: Lancaster, McEwen and Di Luca. Although he failed in the first stages I also picked Petacchi. Because of the relatively low weighting of the general classification as compared to other cycling games, I chose more stage hunters (mainly sprinters of course) than I usually do. For me the most difficult decision was what to do with Bettini. He took a lot of points in the beginning of the Giro, indicated that he was aiming at the points jersey but was also one of the most expensive riders. I ended up playing with 3 teams to spread my chances and it paid off. Good luck to everyone, Kleppers."

Fantasy Giro Prize list

Grande Prize: Bianchi bicycle with Campagnolo groupset painted in Liquigas colours

Runners-up prizes

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 the 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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