The game consists of building a team of eleven pro-cyclist which gain points by riding races during the season.
You can build two teams, a fixed one which cannot be changed during the season and a dynamic one which can be changed during the season. The fixed team is for the players who like cycling but don't want to change their team during the season. The dynamic team is for the players who love cycling and want to update their team during the season. There are seperate competitions for both teams. For the big tours - Giro, Tour, Vuelta - you can build specific teams which only compete for these tours. These teams can be updated as long as that big tour hasn't started yet.
Your team is automatically entered in the Cobblestone League with all the other teams but you can setup a league of your own with your friends.
You cannot win any prizes except for the next rule. This Fantasy Game is just for fun and best of all completely free. No hidden subscriptions or limited stuff, completely free.
Every stage winner gets a picture of his shaved, or unshaved (for the amateurs among us) legs posted on the site. If you don't have such a picture, any other picture will do :-). But please keep it clean.
Everybody with a valid e-mail address can enter the game. A team is linked to an e-mail address. So if you want to have more than one team, you'll need more than one e-mail address. Logic itself.
The list of riders is obtained from cqranking and dates from the end of previous cycling season.
There is no rule six. Bruce, I repeat, No rule SIX.
The game consists of seven competitions and a total result. Each competition has a different symbol. And of course, fixed and dynamic teams are also in different competitions.
Each team consists of 11 riders.
Points are awarded after every race or stage.
Since Harelbeke is my adopted hometown, you can earn double points for the E3-Prijs in Harelbeke.
If the rider out of the TOP-300 wins ANY points, these points are doubled. (rider 11 in your team)
If a rider of your team doesn't start or end the race, then that's your problem. No late changes to your team are allowed
You can enter the game at any time. Of course your points will start counting from the day after you joined, not for races in the past.
Team Time Trials are not a part of the game.
You will have a chance to change your team during the season at the different periods.
On the teamswitch days you cannot, I repeat NOT, make changes to your team. The teamswitch day starts at 00:00 CET (midnight) and ends at 24:00 CET (midnight). So Americans keep an eye on the clock and the calendar. (Aussies have an advantage here)
Riders caught for doping offenses do NOT loose their points. This is for two reasons. First because it takes too long before a rider is convicted and secondly because the media is too frequently the judge in these cases.