Just have an idea that's been kicking around in my noggin, thought I'd put it out there.
If you're anything like me (a deluded optimist), you start off each race with high hopes of doing well, maybe even winning some kit from sponsors Wiggle/DHB.
After the usual missed opportunities, dodgy last-minute transfers, bad luck etc, you realise you have no chance of coming 1st, 2nd or 3rd and winning an actual prize (as opposed to a pretty badge). So instead you go for a stage win, 'cause that's the only chance you have left of picking up some real live booty.
But what about if there were prize categories for Green jersey, KOM jersey and White jersey in stage races? Nothing fancy, a DHB buff would do. But if there were prizes up for these categories, losers like myself could recalibrate their races and aim for a different goal. After all, this is what real-life directeur sportifs have to do all the time, isn't it? I reckon adding in these extra prize categories could really add to the depth and enjoyment of the game.
So my question to Dave and the other Road CC Fantasy League boffins is:
Is there a simple way to calculate who has got the most points through sprints, KOMs and having young riders in their teams?
If so, could the prize budget stretch to three more buffs/sunglasses/Di2 equipped road bikes for each stage race, or at least the grand tours?
Also, in similar vein, will there be a prize for the best team in the Overall Table at the end of the season?
There's been no mention of it, but surely there should be some reward for whoever tops the table at the end of a hard season's racing? (kinda like the UCI's WorldTour thingy that nobody really cares about).
Anyway, just a thought. What do you guys reckon?