It's Tour de France time! Even as we speak tech team Mat and Dave are on a plane over to Utrecht to have a nosey round the team buses, and on Saturday the racing starts with a time trial round the city. And that means you have three days to get your team entered in our Fantasy Cycling competition. There's great prizes to be won!
Once again, Ace toolmeisters Lezyne have sorted us out with a great prize bundle worth over £1,200. And there's lots of opportunities to win!
If you haven't played Fantasy Cycling before, it's simple: pick a team of nine riders, and if they do well they score points. And if you get enough points, you can win stuff. There's more to it than that, of course! But that's the basics. You can set up private leagues to play your mates for bragging rights, and you can make transfers between stages to make sure you've got the right riders on the day.
Each of the 21 stage winners will win a Lezyne SV11 multitool worth £36.99, and if you're the overall winner come the shakedown on the Champs-Elysees you'll walk away with a limited Edition Lotto-Soudal bundle: a CNC Digital Floor Drive pump, a Carbon Road Drive mini pump, an SV7 multitool, a Lever Patch Kit and a small Caddy Sack all branded for the WorldTour team. It's worth £220 but you couldn't buy one even if you wanted to, there's only a few in the country!
Second place gets a pump bundle of a Lezyne Steel Floor drive track pump and a Carbon Drive mini pump, worth £125. And last place on the podium gets a Classic Floor Drive pump worth £50.
There's a purist competition too, where you're not allowed to make any transfers: pick a team before the Grand Depart and you're stuck with it for the whole Tour, just like you would be in the real race. The winner of that nets themselves a Port-a-Shop toolkit worth £100.
All in all that's over £1,200 of prizes up for grabs. So what are you waiting for? head over to our Fantasy Cycling game and get yourself registered! Good luck!
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.