Friday, July 1, 2011

2nd Annual Tour de France Fantasy Cycling Challenge

We had fun with this last year and gave away a very nice Tyr Transition bag in the process.

So, I am inviting you once again to sign up for the TravelersTour de France Fantasy Cycling Challenge. Sign up now at NBC Sports. See the Official Prizes, Rules and Scoring. There will be three prize levels this year (note that I am not eligible for prizes):

3rd place: $25 gift certificate to Running Warehouse
2nd place: $50 gift certificate to Running Warehouse
1st place: $100 gift certificate to Running Warehouse

Hey, who doesn't needs shoes or nice apparel?

To sign up for a team, click here to create your account. Once you have created an account, join the league with the information supplied below. Sign up ASAP, but understand that the Prologue through Stage 3 are the Practice stages, when we get to Stage 4, your score will be reset to zero as the Official Race Phase begins and your roster will be locked.

League Name: Tundra Transition Zone
League Password: triathlon

Everyone be sure and understand the rules. Once it officially begins (stage 4) your roster is locked although you can change your lineup each day. Looks like you will want a sprinter and a climber for sure.

Your team salary must not exceed $500. Participants will only be able to make changes to the fifteen (15) riders on their teams during the Practice Period. Participants who enter after the Practice Period will not be able to make changes to their team once they have selected their fifteen (15) riders. After selecting your team, you can select a starting lineup of nine (9) riders for the next day. Each day a rider from your starting lineup places within the top fifteen (15) riders for the day, or is identified as the overall leader, best climber, or best sprinter, you will receive points.

You may change your starting lineup of nine (9) riders each day, or leave it the same throughout the Contest Period. Only starting lineups changed at or before 2:59 a.m. ET each day will be realized the next day; changes to a lineup received after 2:59 a.m. ET on a given day will not be realized until two (2) days following the date the changes were made.

Good luck!

1 comment:

Rivendell aka Dusan said...

Well, it was fun.
Lost 5 riders early on but still came 2nd.
Mistakes? Fundamental one - replaced Hushovd who I initially wanted "by reason" with Cancellara for "fanboy" reasons... Unpredictable one - lost 91 points for benching Cavendish on the stage where he should have stayed in "gruppeto" but he came 2nd. Learn from mistakes for next year.
Thanks for making this interesting and compact group, hope it'll grow next year.