- You chose a rider per stage. You get that rider’s time for the stage and any points for KOM and Sprint (+ve or -ve).
- Time bonuses do apply and are included in your overall GC time, as per the real Giro race rules.
- Each stage’s time and points go towards your overall total. The person with the lowest time at the end of the competition wins, just like the real race. To limit competition-ending blowouts you can't lose more than 5 mins on any given stage of the race.
- You can only chose a rider once during the competition. For example, once you have used Sagan that’s it, your ticket is punched for the Slovakian Express.
- For a Team Time Trial (TTT), you still choose one rider and you get their time, not the team’s time. If your rider gets dropped by the team before the finish you will get their time when they cross the line.
- You can put all your rider selections in at the start, change them as you go, or put them in each night. Your selection must be in by the stage start time. This start time is listed in stage description on the selection entry page.
- If you miss the cut-off, or your rider doesn’t start, or doesn’t finish the stage, or finishes outside the time limit, or any other outcome that results in the rider not starting the next stage, you will get the first rider from the Default list that you have not yet chosen. This list will be made up of the current UCI World Rankings. Riders will be allocated from #1 downwards. There are some good riders there so if you are befallen by a crash rest assured you will probably still be in it, one gun rider down probably, but still in it. If you are given a default rider and they are the highest selected rider for that stage you do not share in any prizes for that stage.
- You are allowed up to 5 default selections. Once your number default selections is greater than 5 you are ejected from the competition and all winnings are forfeited.
- A default selection always trumps a future existing pick. Therefore make sure you review your selections if you enter them all in at the start of the race.
- Results are from the organising association’s official website.
- If there is a stage prize for a given stage (or intermediate location in the stage), a stage winner is defined as the first uniquely selected rider of the stage, ie the rider may not necessarily win the stage. If there is no unique winner the prize jackpots to the next stage prize.
- Prizes are awarded to the final winners of the General Classification, Sprint and KOM classifications. In case of a tie, the player with the fewest number of default choices (if any) wins. If it is still a tie, the player who has the most number of stage wins is the winner. If it is still a tie, the player who has the most number of sprint wins is the winner. If it is still a tie, the player who has chosen the most 1st place riders HC climbs is the winner. If it is still a tie, the fantasy competition players will set out on an hour record competition on the closest 250m velodrome to their respective locations within 7 days of the date of our choosing. The person who travels the furthest in the hour (current UCI hour record rules apply). A 10km handicap will be awarded to female competitors if against a male competitor.
- CyclingTips reserves the right to disqualify anyone at any point of the competition if cheating is suspected.
- Players may only create one account and play the fantasy competition once per race. Players who are found to have created more than one account and to have played concurrently will be disqualified.
- If a race being played in the fantasy competition gets cut short and does not finish for any reason, no winner will be decided and no prize will be awarded to any player.
Terms and Conditions
WHO CAN ENTER:
• The CyclingTips Fantasy Competition is open worldwide.
• The CyclingTips Fantasy Competition is subject to all federal, state, provincial, council or municipal laws, and is void where prohibited.
• Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the CyclingTips Fantasy Competition. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
• CyclingTips employees and their family members are able to participate in the league but are not eligible to win any prizing.
HOW TO ENTER AND PARTICIPATION:
• Entrants must visit https://www.fantasy.cyclingtips.com/ (the “Site”) during the CyclingTips Fantasy Competition Period.
• To participate in the CyclingTips Fantasy Competition the entrant must be logged into www.fantasy.cyclingtips.com via their own login account.
• Registration for the CyclingTips Fantasy Competition is free.
• The entrant must visit the contest page during the (“Contest Period”) and follow the instructions including How To Play can be found on this page (https://fantasy.cyclingtips.com/Home/Fantasy-Competition/The-Rules) and play the competition.
• (“The CyclingTips Fantasy Competition”) is based on the the specified three week Grand Tour Race.
• Any use of an electronic device or software to enhance or alter entrants’ odds of winning will count as a fraudulent entry. Entries that are fraudulent are not permitted and will be declared invalid.
• All entries become the property of the CyclingTips and will not be acknowledged or returned. Receipt of entries for the Contest will not be acknowledged, and proof of submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt.
• CyclingTips reserves the right to delete any entries or remove participants that are in violation of the Official Rules.
• By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.
• Winners are responsible for taxes, duty and/or import tariffs, where applicable.
Prizes: Top players (highest number of points) overall at the end the Contest Period will win the prizes announced on the competition page https://cyclingtips.com/fantasy in the three categories. In the event of a tie (multiple entrants with the same total number of points) the winner will be decided as per the countdown system highlighted in the above ‘rules’ section of this page.
Winners will be notified via email address registered with their fantasy.cyclingtips.com user Account within 7 days of the winner being determined.
The prize sponsors will endeavour to send the prizes to the winners in a reasonable amount of time, which will also be contingent on inventory, sizing and availability.
In order to be verified the as the Winner, the selected entrant must respond to the prize notification email or Cyclingtips message within seven (7) days of transmission, confirming that he/she:
– has read, understands and complies with the Official Rules here within;
– releases and discharges CyclingTips; and
– consents to the announcement of the Winner’s name and the use by or on behalf of CyclingTips of the Winner’s name and/or photograph and/or video for advertising and promotional purposes, without any further compensation to the Winner.
Should the Winner fail to comply with any of the requirements contained in these Official Rules, the Prize will be automatically forfeited and the Winner will be chosen based on the next amount of points earned in the Fantasy Competition and the initial Winner will be disqualified and will have no recourse towards CyclingTips or anyone involved in the Contest Game.
The prizes shown may vary from those advertised. CyclingTips will have sole discretion over prizes, if a prize is no longer available a substitute will be decided and provided by CyclingTips.
The prizes must be accepted as awarded. No cash alternatives, substitution or transfers of the prizes will be allowed.
All prizing will be shipped after the completion of the “Contest Game Period”.
The Contest Game is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local/municipal laws and is void where prohibited by law. If any provision of these Official Rules is found by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, all other provisions will remain in full force and effect.
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• any erroneous lost, damaged, late, incomplete, misdirected, deleted, defective, or altered Contest registrations, regardless of the cause, including, but not limited to, failure of the Site;
• any failure for any reason whatsoever of the selected entrant to receive a prize notification;
• any changes in email addresses after Contest registrations are submitted; and
• any computer, online, telephone, or technical malfunctions or errors that may occur, regardless of the cause.
If for any reason the CyclingTips Fantasy Competition is not capable of being conducted as intended by CyclingTips, including due to computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause that corrupts or interferes with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, the Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, disqualify any entrant responsible for such misconduct and cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the CyclingTips Fantasy Competition.
The prize Sponsors will ship the prizing directly. The Sponsor will not be responsible for any tax or customs liability that arises in relation to the delivery of the prizing.
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