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Dave,
last year the overall prize was announced since the beginning, can we have an anticipation about this year overall prize?
Thanks
Antonio

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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A place on the L'Etape Du Tour 2013  19

That would sort out the cyclists to the gamers

Btw, i noticed you come on here on a mobile phone? Any chance its android?  39 26

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Stumps [3413 posts] 4 years ago
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This years prize is free entry to next years comp  19

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dave atkinson [6258 posts] 4 years ago
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We're going to make a trophy.

No, really. We are.

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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When you say We're going to "make" a trophy

Please tell your going to make one and not a bought one with an engraving on it  39

Could turn out like those limited edition SRAM statue things

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antomeno [6 posts] 4 years ago
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What does it mean that you are making
A trophy?
Personally I think that an overall
Prize should be worth more than
Race prizes. But it is your choice

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dave atkinson [6258 posts] 4 years ago
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antomeno wrote:

What does it mean that you are making
A trophy?
Personally I think that an overall
Prize should be worth more than
Race prizes. But it is your choice

it wasn't last year, and it won't be this year either.

fantasy cycling isn't like fantasy football in that regard - it's more about the tour de france or the spring classics than it is about the season as a whole. that's why we're concentrating on that aspect. there'll be an overall prize, but since only a small minority of people will have any chance of winning it – the ones that were in at the start - it doesn't make sense to make it the main one.

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giff77 [1258 posts] 4 years ago
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antomeno wrote:

What does it mean that you are making
A trophy?
Personally I think that an overall
Prize should be worth more than
Race prizes. But it is your choice

It's the knowledge that you've bested everyone over the season and beaten them all through guile, cunning and subterfuge. You don't kneed a fañcy prize for that. The fact that you've ran circles round everyone is enough!!!!

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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Guile, Cunning, Subterfuge......................DONT forget Sabotage  3

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fluffchucker [272 posts] 4 years ago
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Prizes, we don't need no prizes  35
I'm just here for the craik  6

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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fluffchucker wrote:

Prizes, we don't need no prizes  35
I'm just here for the craik  6

Did you not read the sign's?? Please mind the craik, you may slip, trip or go over the handlebars and Road.cc are not liable for any injury you may cause yourself  3 19

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antomeno [6 posts] 4 years ago
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OK Dave. I agree with your point of view

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Stumps [3413 posts] 4 years ago
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Completely agree, it's at the end of the year knowing your numero uno a bit like Gilbert of the fantasy world

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Squiggle [403 posts] 4 years ago
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How about a pair of one-off socks emblazoned with "Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Legend", better something you can wear than some lump of metal cluttering up your home. Better yet, stick with cycling prize tradition and offer £1 for every point scored through the season.  4

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LabMonkey [97 posts] 4 years ago
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I agree - prizes are not needed for this game to be fun.

(I do want/NEED the season long trophy though - so close, yet so far away last year).

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fluffchucker [272 posts] 4 years ago
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@Gkam84
That's CRAIK  6
Not CRACK, as in crackpot  35

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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I know that fluffy, was just having some craik with you  4

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fluffchucker [272 posts] 4 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

I know that fluffy, was just having some craik with you  4

 35 I sussed that  16

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giff77 [1258 posts] 4 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

Guile, Cunning, Subterfuge......................DONT forget Sabotage  3

Ahh good old fashioned sabotage  19 but let's not talk too much about that one  3 folk will get wise and we don't want that  4

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Kentishkate [2 posts] 4 years ago
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As I've only just joined (and missed the tdu): who cares about an overall prize!

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Stumps [3413 posts] 4 years ago
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Talking of craik, why dont we organise an end of season get together then everyone who wins a prize can have it presented by Dave or someone famous  19

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Alan Tullett [1568 posts] 4 years ago
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I suggest Victoria Pendleton to present the trophy.

Although it makes more business sense to bring in the punters for the TdF, a moderate prize of a cycling nature for the overall does seem fair for the amount of effort we put in. Though I wouldn't object to a trophy as well!!

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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If we're going to put names into the hat Laura Trott, Jessica Varnish and Dani King would do my happily  3 3

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giff77 [1258 posts] 4 years ago
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Now there's an incentive to win...

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JAndrewHill [1207 posts] 4 years ago
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What could road.cc make with a £3,000 frame , a couple of wheels at £1,000 apiece, SRAM gears, some carbon forks, Shimano Dura ace gears and Ritchey handlebars, stem etc.  39

Answer. A pretty nice trophy.  21

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dave atkinson [6258 posts] 4 years ago
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i suspect you could get quite a decent bike for what it'd cost to have vicky p come down and hand over your trophy in person  39

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nickobec [246 posts] 4 years ago
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Dave I will be happy with Emma Pooley handing me the trophy (her winter training includes my summer daily commute)

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Bobbys boys [76 posts] 4 years ago
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I think a million pounds would be about right.  4 Certainly an incentive for me to climb up from 1295th!!

I actually won a Garmin 800 last year on a very similar rival competition: Halfords TdF.  16

Embarrassed about my start .... and also a day late!