Have you tried road.cc Fantasy Cycling yet? It's a great way to learn more about, and get more out of, the professional road racing season. Pick a team of nine riders to compete for you and they'll get points if they do well. Win a stage, or do well overall, and you could walk away with a prize too!
It's easy to join in: just register on road.cc, head over to the Fantasy Cycling page and set up your team. There's just five days until the first Grand Tour of the season rolls out! And here's what you could win over the course of the next month…
Overall winner: A Bianchi Via Nirone road bike worth £810
Our virtual Maglia Rosa will be riding off into the rose-tinted sunset on a new set of wheels thanks to Bianchi. The Via Nirone is a well-specced alloy road machine that's perfect for training and sportives, and it could be yours: all you have to do is be better than everyone else. How hard can that be?
Runners up: A Limar 777 Giro d’Italia helmet worth £69.99
Our two podium placers will each receive a special limited edition Giro d'Italia branded Limar 777 helmet. Those clever game heads need protecting for the other Grand Tours…
Daily stage prize: A Birzman Ultimate Air mini pump worth £26.99
Top dog of every stage along the way gets Birzman's new Ultimate Air pump with the great Snap-It valve head and CO2 cannister compatibility. Never feel flat again!
Purist prize: A Primal Detour jersey + Primal voucher worth £69.95
Best score from the no-transfers brigade gets a flash new Detour jersey from Primal, plus a £20 voucher to spend in their online store
Spot prizes: road.cc socks
No Grand Tour would be complete without some sock giveaways. We'll announce them as and when we decide what we'll be giving them away for.
Special bonus Prize: A Bryton Rider 21T GPS worth £199.99
On top of all that, as an extra incentive for getting a team in we'll be giving away a Bryton Rider 21T GPS bundle worth £199.99 to one lucky player. All you need to do to be in the hat is pick a team.
Sound like a prize pot worth playing for? Then head over to Fantasy Cycling and get yourself set up. And good luck!
Play premium for a fuller game experience
For £10 a season you can play the premium version of road.cc Fantasy Cycling. You get all the great gameplay of the free version, plus a whole bunch of extra stuff on top:
- Play extra competitions through the year
- 12 achievement badges to unlock through the season
- Play two teams (standard and purist) from the same login
- Full stats for every rider, including breakdown of scoring and recent stage history
- More sorting options: choose riders based on their game rank or performance in a certain type of stage
- Bank as many transfers as you like from stage to stage
If you want to go premium, just log into the game and hit the 'Go premium' link in the top menu. It's worth it!
Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.