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Nothing in the foreseeable future, according to the calendar on my dashboard.

Apart from the sprintfest in Dubai(Kittel, Cav, Degenkolb, Groenewegen, Viviani, etc).

There is Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. With eleven WT teams, Big names:-Nairo, Amador, Landa, Poels, Kwia, Nieve, Roche, GVA, Hermans, the Yates brothers, Phil Gil, Dan Martin, Sep, Fuglsang, Kruijswijk, Tony Martin, Reichenbach(special mention for Carlton Kirby), Pinot, Coquard, N. Bouhanni.

Both covered live on Eurosports, from Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

Any chance of a comp on these? Preferably the latter for me. Or do we have to wait patiently for Abu Dhabi?

WT races are not always the best races!

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MartyMcCann [288 posts] 2 years ago
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As far as I remember, all of the races that will be covered this season were in an e-mail that was sent out a few weeks back.

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Aragonite [269 posts] 2 years ago
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MartyMcCann wrote:

As far as I remember, all of the races that will be covered this season were in an e-mail that was sent out a few weeks back.

Just checked back on all my e-mails, including junk e-mails, back to Nov 2016. I have not recieved this list. Anyway of seeing a copy? This will decide whether or not I pay for premium, or just play the Classics, and GT's.

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MartyMcCann [288 posts] 2 years ago
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Aragonite wrote:
MartyMcCann wrote:

As far as I remember, all of the races that will be covered this season were in an e-mail that was sent out a few weeks back.

Just checked back on all my e-mails, including junk e-mails, back to Nov 2016. I have not recieved this list. Anyway of seeing a copy? This will decide whether or not I pay for premium, or just play the Classics, and GT's.

 

 

This is the e-mail I received on 4th Jan- it has the subjectline "FC2017will open on 10 January"

Hi, MartyMcCann

FC2017 will open on 10 January

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 mucg 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    Prude ntial 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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Aragonite [269 posts] 2 years ago
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Thanks for taking the effort Marty.

I have to say that I'm disappointed with that list. And as there seems to be no negotiating, I'm not paying the premium. The tenner is inconsequential. I have always been one of those players who would pay more for a better product.

Apart from enjoying the format of this particular fantasy game, and the competition itself. The main reason I play a fantasy game is to keep up to date with the sport I love. The above list of races in no way achieves that.