Fantasy Teams Rules
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:
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
Daily General Classification
These points are awarded each day, based on interim overall General Classification (Yellow Jersey) standings.
Daily Sprint Points Classification
These points are awarded each day, based on interim overall Points Classification standings.
Daily KOM Mountains Classification
These points are awarded each day, based on interim overall King of the Mountains Classification standings.
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.
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.
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.