Fantasy Cycling – Win an all-expenses-paid trip to see the final stage of the Giro d'Italia! and Evans Cycles team up with Garmin to bring you a prize money can't buy...

by Tony Farrelly   April 25, 2011  

Giro d Italia 2010 podium (© Photosport International)

Joined the and Evans Cycles Fantasy Cycling game yet? No? Well if the prospect of a prize pot worth about £8,000 isn't enough to whet your appetite, then what about this: If you register with Fantasy Cycling by the start of the Giro, then you could be in with a chance of watching the last stage in Milan in person!

We've teamed up with GPS gurus and pro team sponsors Garmin to offer one lucky Fantasy Cycling player and a friend the trip of a lifetime to watch the finale of the Giro d'Italia. The winner and their friend will be flown out to Milan from Heathrow, spend two nights in the four-star Milano Touring Hotel right in the centre of the city and get to watch the Individual time trial first hand. On top of that you'll be the guest of Garmin for the weekend with the kind of backstage access that comes with team sponsorship; there'll be opportunities to meet the riders, take photos and get autographs before and after the racing.

Sounds good? Yup, we think so too. Pity we're not allowed to win! All you have to do is register a team in the and Evans Cycles Fantasy Cycling game, and you're in the draw. Everyone* who's picked a valid team of nine riders for the first stage of the Giro will be in with a chance of winning. And if you don't walk off with the top prize, then there's still more chances to win! The second player pulled from the hat will win a Garmin Edge 800 Enduro bundle with Discoverer OS mapping for the whole of GB, cadence sensor and heart rate monitor. The Edge 800 is, in our opinion, currently the best bike GPS there is, and this kit would set you back £450.

Third prize is a Garmin Edge 500 computer – the 800's compact little brother – with HRM and cadence sensor. That's worth £250. And if you don't win any of those, then Evans Cycles are offering 5% off any Garmin purchase from their online store to anyone who's registered in Fantasy Cycling when the Giro starts. The discount code will be sent out by email, so if you're interested make sure you have email notifications turned on in the game: click on 'my account' to check.

Once you're in the game of course, there's plenty more to play for! First up is the Giro itself, and the overall winner of the Italian grand tour will win a Fuji Altamira 3.0 bike worth £1,729. There's also runners-up prizes and spot prizes on the key stages. Then it's the big one – the Tour de France – and there's a Trek Madone 5.2 worth £2,799 up for grabs if you're top of the pile come the Champs-Elysées. Again, there will be other prizes too. The last grand tour, the Vuelta a España, has a top prize of a BMC Street Racer SR02  worth £1,199.

Stick with it for the season, and you never know: you might be crowned champion overall. We're only three stages in to an 89-stage season so you're definitely not out of the running yet. The player with the most points at the end of 89 stages wins a £1,000 Evans shopping spree. And if you feel you're a bit late to the party, then never fear: there's a consistency prize too for everyone who scores in at least half the stages. We'll take an average of your top 45 scores and if you're top of that particular pile you'll win the Mr/Mrs consistency prize, a £600 Evans shopping spree.

And Remember it's never too late to join in, you can race for one race, two races or the whole thing and you've still got the chance to win something and it'll be a fun ride whatever happens. 

So much to play for! So get yourself over to the Fantasy Cycling page and get registered! 

*Obviously the Giro trip is dependent on you being able to make it to Heathrow, under your own steam, for 11am on the day of departure to get your flight. Full terms and conditions for this draw are available at

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Why is the competition (with the Giro prize from Evans only open to resident in England, Scotland and Wales?

posted by Hansemann [101 posts]
14th April 2011 - 5:25


I agree with Hansemann Thinking

posted by aschmid [15 posts]
14th April 2011 - 12:06

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Fair point chaps, we've had a word and the T&Cs have been changed - wherever you're from you simply have to be able to pitch up to Heathroww under your own steam by 11am on the day of departure.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4201 posts]
14th April 2011 - 17:15

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They might need visas. Or am I being banal?

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posted by Sanderville [310 posts]
14th April 2011 - 18:20


Well, Sanderville they'd have to sort that out for themselves - mind you 90 per cent of the people in the game are from the UK or the EU so that shouldn't be a problem.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4201 posts]
14th April 2011 - 18:49


Good news, see you at the Giro in May Smile

posted by Hansemann [101 posts]
16th April 2011 - 7:09


You won't see us, we're not allowed to win Sad

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7855 posts]
16th April 2011 - 9:34


nice prize

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers


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posted by JAndrewHill [1278 posts]
16th April 2011 - 9:38


To be honest, its a shame i cant opt out, I dont have the time to be going to Italy, dont like GPS on my bike either and just not a Garmin fan, so if i win i'll hold a charity auction

Will there be something like this for the TDF?

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posted by Gkam84 [9362 posts]
26th April 2011 - 22:10


Gkam84 wrote:
Will there be something like this for the TDF?

not for you there won't, mister ungrateful boots Phbbbbt!

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7855 posts]
26th April 2011 - 22:20



Puistolan Teräs

posted by Piero Silvani [1 posts]
5th May 2011 - 16:15


Cracking prize! Big Grin

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posted by Argy [147 posts]
6th May 2011 - 15:21


Confused Still waiting to hear from GARMIN


posted by seanieh66 [197 posts]
30th May 2011 - 3:02