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This email has just gone out to all 2016 players. But in case you don't see it:

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Hello 2016 players. This is a quick note to say that the Fantasy Cycling game for 2017 will open on 10 Jan with the Tour Down Under the first race on 17 Jan.

For 2017 the UCI WorldTour calendar is much bigger, and for this reason we're going to use that as the game calendar. The races included will be:

17/01 - 22/01    Santos Tour Down Under
29/01    Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
23/02 - 26/02    Abu Dhabi Tour
25/02    Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
04/03    Strade Bianche
05/03 - 12/03    Paris-Nice
08/03 - 14/03    Tirreno-Adriatico
18/03    Milano-Sanremo
20/03 - 26/03    Volta Ciclista a Catalunya
22/03    Dwars Door Vlaanderen / A travers la Flandre
24/03    Record Bank E3 Harelbeke
26/03    Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields
02/04    Ronde van Vlaanderen / Tour des Flandres
03/04 - 08/04    Vuelta al Pais Vasco
09/04    Paris-Roubaix
16/04    Amstel Gold Race
18/04 - 23/04    Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey
19/04    La Flèche Wallonne
23/04    Liège-Bastogne-Liège
25/04 - 30/04    Tour de Romandie
01/05    Eschborn-Frankfurt 'Rund um den Finanzplatz'
06/05 - 28/05    Giro d'Italia
14/05 - 20/05    Amgen Tour of California
04/06 - 11/06    Critérium du Dauphiné
10/06 - 18/06    Tour de Suisse
01/07 - 23/07    Tour de France
29/07 - 04/08    Tour de Pologne
29/07    Clásica Ciclista San Sebastian
30/07    Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic
07/08 - 13/08    Eneco Tour
19/08 - 10/09    Vuelta a España
20/08    Cyclassics Hamburg
27/08    Bretagne Classic - Ouest-France
08/09    Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
10/09    Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
07/01    Il Lombardia
19/10 - 24/10    Tour of Guangxi

Some of those races will be amalgamated into competitions (Spring Classics, etc) as before. Some will run as single races. All standard races will count towards an overall season total, and this year there'll be a trophy  1

Hope to see you back and playing in 2017!

The FC team

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jollygoodvelo [1757 posts] 2 years ago
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Great.  Looking forward to it again  1

 

Did anyone else not get the email?

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James Warrener [1086 posts] 2 years ago
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Excited now  1 

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DonnyCampo [73 posts] 2 years ago
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Dave, What races are counted in the free competition and which are premium only please? Can't find that breakdown anywhere on the comps lists published (but I may just have missed it)

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tony kappler [192 posts] 2 years ago
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Non premium players can choose any 8 comps, standard or purist, during the whole year.

Cheers

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Doaky [72 posts] 2 years ago
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Hi looking forward to the competition again this year!

have any noticeable changes been made to the game and will there be prizes for every comp or which comps offer prizes?

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kevchenko13 [1 post] 2 years ago
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So no women's races, and no Tour of Britain?

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TERatcliffe26 [4781 posts] 2 years ago
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kevchenko13 wrote:

So no women's races, and no Tour of Britain?

No Womens races, its just not feasible

ToB possible, no rush on that one, its not for another 8 months

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enrique [2421 posts] 2 years ago
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Yay!  1