Is it May already? Well no, not quite. But tomorrow it will be, and then on Friday the first Grand Tour of the year kicks off! And you can play along with road.cc Fantasy Cycling!
If you haven't played our Fantasy Cycling game before then it's simple: pick a team of riders you think will do well, and if they do, you get points. And if you get enough points, then you win! You can either play against the whole of the road.cc Fantasy Cycling community or you can create a mini league for your friends/family/work colleagues/cycling club/etc. There are bragging rights to be secured!
It's simple to get involved:
There are actually three different competitions for the Giro. The standard game gives you a limited number of transfers, so if riders get injured, or fall ill, or are just crap, you can transfer them out.
With the Purist competition you get one go at picking your team: once the race starts, that's it. So make it count! As well as the normal purist competition there's one just featuring the Italian riders for a bit of extra fun.
You can play up to eight competitions for free, every season. If you get the Fantasy Cycling bug then it's only a tenner to play as many as you want for a whole year. You can upgrade to premium at any time during the season.
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.