UPDATE JULY 5 -- NO FANTASY TOUR DE FRANCE -- will try again next year.
The Tour de France starts this Saturday. It's easily the best 3 weeks of the year. There may be 2 weeks that are better or one week, but nothing is this good for 3 weeks. Maybe the NCAA basketball tournament, but that's only 10 days over 3 weeks,
One of the major barriers to access for cycling is its limited TV coverage. I wrote an article that describes your viewing options for the Tour de France. I believe the US ins the only country where you have to pay to watch the race:(
Fantasy football helped explain football to a bunch of new fans. Fantasy cycling could do the same. So I'm running a Tour de France fantasy cycling league. I'll figure out a prize... something cycling related.
Go to this site to start: https://www.velogames.com/. You will need to create your team then join my league. The League Code is 823935413.
Everyone gets 100 points to choose 9 riders. You will need climbers, sprinters, all-rounders and then a couple of wildcard picks.
I took some screens shots to assist you.
Create a profile
Choose your team
You have 100 points to choose 9 riders.
Different riders for different stages
Remember, the tour has sprints and climbs and time trials. Your team will have all-rounders, climbers, sprinters and wildcards.
Join the league
Once you have a team, join our league.
League Code: 823935413
Let the games begin!
If you have questions, reach out in the comments or via email.