Fantasy Teams Rules

Overview

Each player takes the role of a Directeur Sportif of a professional cycling team. The aim of the contest is to select the best possible team. The better your racers perform during the race, the more points they will accumulate for your squad.

Team Selection Criteria

In order that each player creates a balanced team, the following two important constraints are placed on team selection:

Team Budget

Teams are given are certain amount of credits to select their riders. Credits will vary from event to event. Each rider is given a value, based on their prospective points-scoring abilities. The rider cost are based on past results and recent form, with an emphasis towards those riders who have been successful is previous running of the current race.

Rider Classes

Riders are split into 4 Rider Classes, which reflect their supposed strengths, weaknesses and role within their team. These categories are All-Rounder, Climber, Sprinter and Unclassed Riders.

The team composition between All-Rounder, Climber, Sprinter and Unclassed Riders will vary according to the competition being run. The Wild Card selection may be from any rider category, and allows a team manager to specialise somewhat in the team they pick.

Team Changes

Depending on the configuration of the current event the following may be the case:

(a) Once you have selected a team you may not replace them during the race.

or

(b) There will be allowed trading windows at regular stages during the competition. These will be notified as part of the introduction to the event.

In all competitions you can make unlimited changes to your team up until the entry deadline of the event.

It is the responsibility of each directeur to manage their own team line-up as the entry deadline approaches.

No automatic substitutions will be made.

Scoring

Your riders score points for their real-life performances in the race, based on the Scoring System.

At the end of the race, the team whose riders have amassed the most points is declared the winner of the competition.

Disqualifications

If a rider is removed from the standings after this deadline, for any reason, the points gained for that stage will stand.

Immediate disqualifications or declassifications (such as for irregular sprinting) will be taken into account when deciding points.

Neutralised and Cancelled Stages

If the race is neutralised for any reason by riders or race organisation, then no stage points (finish, sprints, summits, breaks or stage assists) will be distributed following the point of neutralisation.

If sprint, summits or the breakaway points zone have been reached prior to neutralisation, this points will be added as normal.

Classification points (including team and overall classification assists) will be added to team totals as normal at the culmination of the stage.

Daily classification points will also be awarded as normal in the event of a complete stage cancellation.

Scoring System

Daily Stage Scores

The following points are scored for each day of racing.

Stage Result - Individual stages

The leading 15 riders in each stage score points.

Position Points
1st 200
2nd 150
3rd 120
4th 100
5th 80
6th 70
7th 60
8th 50
9th 40
10th 30
11th 25
12th 20
13th 15
14th 10
15th 5

 

Daily General Classification

 

These points are awarded each day, based on interim overall General Classification (Yellow Jersey) standings.

Position Points
1st 25
2nd 22
3rd 20
4th 18
5th 16
6th 15
7th 14
8th 13
9th 12
10th 11
11th 10
12th 9
13th 8
14th 7
15th 6
16th 5
17th 4
18th 3
19th 2
20th 1

 

Daily Sprint Points Classification

 

These points are awarded each day, based on interim overall Points Classification standings.

Position Points
1st 10
2nd 6
3rd 4
4th 3
5th 2
6th 1

 

Daily KOM Mountains Classification

 

These points are awarded each day, based on interim overall King of the Mountains Classification standings.

Position Points
1st 10
2nd 6
3rd 4
4th 3
5th 2
6th 1

 

Final End-of-Tour Classification Points

 

The following points are scored at the end of the race, based on final finishing positions in the main overall classifications.

Final Overall General Classification

These points are given out in addition to the Daily points given out for GC positions after the final stage.

Position Points
1st 500
2nd 400
3rd 350
4th 300
5th 260
6th 220
7th 200
8th 180
9th 160
10th 140
11th 130
12th 120
13th 110
14th 100
15th 90
16th 80
17th 70
18th 65
19th 60
20th 55
21st 50
22nd 45
23rd 40
24th 35
25th 30
26th 25
27th 20
28th 15
29th 10
30th 5

 

Final Sprint Points Classification

 

These points are given out in addition to the Daily points given out for points classification positions after the final stage.

Position Points
1st 100
2nd 80
3rd 60
4th 50
5th 40
6th 30
7th 20
8th 15
9th 10
10th 5

 

Final KOM Mountains Classification

 

These points are given out in addition to the Daily points given out for mountains classification positions after the final stage.

Position Points
1st 100
2nd 80
3rd 60
4th 50
5th 40
6th 30
7th 20
8th 15
9th 10
10th 5

 

 

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