July 04, 2007

Anyone interested in a game of fantasy Tour de France?: Details inside...

posted by afx237vi to fantasy at 04:29 PM - 11 comments

The best (free) site I could find is at Velogames. You get 100 credits to pick a team of nine riders, including 2 all-rounders (yellow jersey candidates), 2 climbers, a sprinter, 3 domestiques and a wildcard. Once you pick your team, that's it, there are no transfers and they all score points based on their performance throughout the 3 weeks. - Detailed run-down of the rules and the scoring system. Sign up here if you're interested. On the front page of the site, it says there will be mini-leagues implemented before the race starts, so maybe you could post your team name here for the time being. Then I can add us all to a Spofi league once it's activated. CLOSING DATE: SATURDAY 1300 CET FYI: Velonews Tour site BBC cycling coverage Guardian site with rider/team guide

posted by afx237vi at 04:30 PM on July 04, 2007

I am definitely in ... I'll post my team name when I'm done my picks.

posted by Amateur at 10:25 PM on July 04, 2007

I will play, and I'm dibsing the name Triplets of Belleville.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:15 AM on July 05, 2007

Le Grand Costanza is ready for the Team Time Trial. Unless of course they're still leaving out the best stage of the race like the last couple of years.

posted by apoch at 03:11 AM on July 06, 2007

My team is in: Fleur de lys. I need a Vino meltdown.

posted by qbert72 at 08:21 PM on July 06, 2007

The Bazooka Joes are in, how do I get in the mini league?

posted by Fat Buddha at 05:18 AM on July 07, 2007

Mini leagues are now open. I took the liberty of setting a SpoFi one, and registering SpoFites who had given their team name, since the site allowed me to add anybody of my choosing to our mini-league. SpoFi Standings If you want to join the mini-league, you'll have to follow this tortuous path: 1. Go to a standings page. 2. Find your team in the mega long list. 3. Click on your team name. 4. At the bottom of your team's profile there is a section called "Mini-League Manager" 5. Choose a free spot and click "Add a league" 6. In the subsequent form, enter 10033947 as league code, and submit the form. 7. Confirm Tada! Man, Project Confidence, however inadequate in my view, is a joy to use compared to this...

posted by qbert72 at 10:01 PM on July 09, 2007

Many thanks qbert. And yes, it is far too complicated! But hey, at least I'm winning.

posted by afx237vi at 03:42 PM on July 10, 2007

As of now, my most prolific rider is my cheapest one. My sprinters are shite.

posted by qbert72 at 04:51 PM on July 10, 2007

Rasmussen FTW! I think I'm going to be back in the hunt once they count the points for today's stage.

posted by qbert72 at 07:28 PM on July 15, 2007

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