TDF Fantasy league | Le Col Cycling

Entry Deadline

The deadline for entries to be submitted is 12:50 CEST (Central European Summer Time) on Saturday 2nd July 2016.

How to join

1. Log on to www.velogames.com
2. Create your team with your ‘VeloCredits’. 100 credits to spend.
3. Once you have created your team you then click at the bottom of the
page to join a mini league. Our league is Le Col TDF League.
4. Enter the following details below to join our league

League Name: Le Col TDF League
League Code: 270116273525

The basics

You pick a team of riders to compete in various races over the year. You score points based on how well they do during the race. You can change your team along the way to pick the best riders for different races and types of stage.

Getting started

First, you need to register http://www.velogames.com if you haven't already. Then you'll need to come back to the game and set up your team. If you're logged in to the main site, the game should set your account up automatically. You can choose a team name when you first log in, and you can change it at any time by clicking on [my account] in the top bar when you're logged in.

Team Budget

Teams are given 100 velocredits to select their riders. Velocredits are the Velogames currency. Each rider is given a value in velocredits, based on their prospective points-scoring abilities. The velocredits values are based on past results and recent form, with an emphasis towards those riders who have been successful in past editions of the Tour de France.

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.

Each team must contain 2 All-Rounders, 2 Climbers, 1 Sprinter, 3 Unclassed Riders and 1 Wild Card. The Wild Card selection may be from any rider category, and allows a team manager to specialise somewhat in the team they pick.

There are no other team selection criteria apart selecting 9 riders, staying within the 100 velocredit limit and making sure that the correct composition of Rider Classes is selected.

 Team Changes

Once you have selected a team of 9 riders and they have started the Tour de France, you may not replace them during the race.

There will be no rider substitutions during the race, even if riders abandon during the race. The 9 riders that you start the tour with will be the only riders who will score you points during the event.

You can make unlimited changes to your team up until the entry deadline of 12:50 CEST (Central European Summer Time) on Saturday 2nd July 2016. Simply click the Change Riders button on your team page to reselect your squad.

Only the last team entered by each player will be activated as an official entry.

It is the responsibility of each directeur to manage their own team line-up as the entry deadline approaches, although Velogames will provide a status for each rider showing whether or not they are on the most recent start-list.

No automatic substitutions will be made so make sure to have 9 active riders at the entry deadline!

 Scoring

Your riders score points for their real-life performances in the Tour de France, based on the Scoring System. You can also follow the link in the main menu for the detailed scores.

At the end of the 3 week event, the team whose riders have amassed the most points is declared the winner of Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2016.

 Official Results

Stage points are given out based on the official race standings, as shown the official race website.

Scores become "confirmed" for Velogames purposes at 23:00 CEST during the evening on the day of each stage.

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 Velogames points, as long as these penalties are announced before 23:00 CEST.

Back-dated disqualifications and reversal of results (even for doping offences) will not be taken into account after the 2300 CET deadline, and the rider will keep his points.

This rule certainly should not be viewed as an acceptance of doping. The technical and gameplay issues surrounding back-dated scoring adjustments are difficult. Also, it is not fair to excessively punish players who have selected a rider in good faith, even if that rider is subsequently exposed as a cheater.

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.

 Update Schedule

A scoring update will be made on the evening of each stage, when results are published by the organisers.

A supplementary scoring adjustment could be made if there are changes in the official published results before the official 23:00 CEST scoring deadline.

The aim is to make a daily update. In instances where it is not possible to update the site on a daily basis, a full update will be made as soon as possible to keep the scoring information up-to-date.

Prizes:

First prize
The overall winner will bag themselves Le Col's ‘Yellow Jersey’ prize – a set of 2016 HC Kit worth £330

Second prize
The person who leads their team to second overall bags the ‘Sprinter’ prize – a Pair of Le Col Pro Cycling Bibs worth £150

Third prize
Missed out on the top two prizes? Not to worry – you can still win a Le Col Sport Jersey worth £80 for finishing third.

Weekly prize
Alongside the best teams overall, the person who performs best on each of the three weeks of the Tour will earn themselves a £40 Le Col voucher to use online. So if you start badly, don’t worry – there’s still time to bag a consolation prize.

Good luck!

July 01, 2016 by James Emery
Tags: Events