SBS Fantasy Cycling 2013 is based on the 2013 Tour de France cycling race. The game will start scoring points on Saturday 29th June 2013 and will finish on Sunday 21st July 2013. You will score fantasy points based on the real-life performances of the riders, cycling team and bonus stage that you select for your fantasy team.
You may enter 1 (one) team per entrant. Any entrant found to have entered more than 1 team will be disqualified and removed from the game. You can join the game at any point throughout the competition. However you will not score points until your team is submitted.
Name Your Team:
Provide a name that you want your team to be called. Please note - don't offend! Any names deemed inappropriate or offensive will be disqualified and withdrawn from the game.
Pick your Team:
You must select a Fantasy Tour de France team which will score points based on the performances of your riders, cycling team and bonus stage in the 2013 Tour de France. You have a total budget of €65 million to choose a fantasy team comprising of the following:
9 x Riders
1 x Cycling Team
1 x Bonus Stage
...and DON'T FORGET TO SAVE your selections! You can make as many changes to your team as you like, but you can only score points for the team that you SAVE!
Each rider and cycling team will be given a value, based on previous performances and their potential for success during the Tour de France 2013 race. You also need to select a bonus stage - you will score DOUBLE points for your bonus stage!
NOTE: the bonus stage must be chosen at the start of the race and cannot be changed once your team has been submitted.
You can either manually pick a team using your cycling know-how, or use the ‘Lucky Dip’ option, where the game picks a team for you. Your team will receive trades throughout the Tour which you can use to make changes to your team.
The 'Stats' section of the game will allow you to get an idea of the most popular riders, cycling teams and bonus stages in the game and who gamers are picking as their favorites!
Free Trade Window:
Up until the auto-submission deadline of 02:00 AEST on 29th June 2013 there is a trade amnesty - you can shuffle your team around to your heart's content without using your trade. Any trades that you make to your team after it has been auto-submitted will be taken from the trade allocation for that trade period (see 'Trades' section, below).
All teams that are completed by the auto-submission deadline of 02:00 AEST on 29th June 2013 will be submitted automatically. Any teams that are incomplete, or entered after this auto-submission deadline, will need to be manually submitted to start scoring points. To do this, press the 'Save' then 'Submit' buttons which will appear on the 'Team' page once your team is FULLY built.
Please Note: there will be a trade lockdown for 10 minutes when the teams are being submitted. You will not be able to make any changes to your team during this time.
Fantasy points will be awarded based on the actual performances of the riders and cycling teams in the individual stages of the 2013 Tour de France. Fantasy points will be doubled for your selected bonus stage.
Riders will score points based on their finishing positions for each stage:
Teams will score points based on the finishing positions of their riders at each stage:
Extra Points for Riders:
Riders will also score points for the following achievements:
|Completing a Stage
|Retaining a 'Yellow Jersey' at the end of a stage
|Retaining a 'Green Jersey' at the end of a stage
Your fantasy points will be DOUBLED for your selected bonus stage. Please note: this only doubles the points that you score at your selected bonus stage, so choose wisely!
Team Time Trial:
No fantasy points are scored for any riders or cycling teams in Team Time Trial stage.
Please note: the ONLY results used for the game are those initially reported by the key news agencies. If any decision is reversed from what was initially reported, we will NOT amend the points initially applied to teams.
Your team will receive a total of 24 trades during the 2013 Tour de France (29th June – 21st July 2013). Trades will be allocated as follows:
||02:01 AEST on 29th June 2013
||Stage 1 - Stage 7|
||08:01 06th July 2013 AEST
||Stage 8 - Stage 14|
||08:01 14th July 2013 AEST
||Stage 15 - Stage 21|
Please note: any unused trades each week will not be carried over to the following week – use them or lose them!
In order to score fantasy points for a given stage, trades must be made by 18.00 AEST on the day that the given stage is raced. Only those riders and cycling teams named in your Tour de France Fantasy team by the trade deadline will score points for that stage. That means that any transfes you make to your team after the deadline will not score points until the following stage. If you do not save your selections, your selections will not be recorded.
Please note: the trade deadline for stage one is the auto-submission deadline at 02:00 AEST on 29th June 2013
Riders and cycling teams will only score points from the time/date that they were traded into your team. Time of trades will only be recorded as per the server clock (displayed in the bottom right hand side of the screen). We will not enter into discussion about times of trades, or backdate points for any reason.
Every single team is automatically entered into the overall "World League". However, you can also enter your team into a private mini-league for you and your friends.
To do this, just log on to your team and visit 'Mini-League Admin' under the 'League' section of the website.
You can join up to 10 mini-leagues however you can only be the 'chairman' of 3 mini-leagues. Once you have joined a mini-league you cannot be moved or deleted - so choose your leagues carefully!
The 'League of Leagues Competition' can only be entered by mini-leagues that qualify with the minimum required number of 5 users. You may register your mini-league up until 08.59 AEST 14th July 2013. Any mini-leagues entered after this date, or any that do not have the minimum required number of profiles, will not qualify for entry into the 'League of Leagues Competition'.
The Tour de France has a long and respectable history. “Le Tour” has been continuously running since 1903 with the only exception being the two world wars.
The competition is raced in a series of sections (usually 21) over more than 3000 km in the countryside of France and sometimes neighbouring countries. There is steep competition between the towns and villages to be a part of the race as there is a high prestige in being a part of “Le Tour”.
Each Stage or section of the race are individual races which are classified as Flat, Medium-mountain, High-mountain or Time-trials. The mountain stages are particularly memorable as being grueling with brutal ascents in both length and steepness. The mountain stages are graded from 1 through 4 with several being so frightening as to be “hors-catégorie” or completely unclassified (or unclassifiable).
The strength and endurance of the Riders is an amazing feat. There is more than one way to achieve status in the competition. While at the end of the race there is an overall winner based on cumulative time, there are also several daily indicators of success.
The overall daily winner or the leading daily Rider is presented with the “yellow jersey” which he wears on the following race day. Bradley Wiggins was the yellow jersey winner at the end of Tour de France 2012
The next most respected place is the “green jersey” for the Rider with the highest amount of sprint points which are accumulated throughout the competition. The young Slovak, Peter Sagan was the winner of this this jersey last year
The “white jersey” is for the best daily overall Rider under the age of 25. Tejay van Garderen won the youth classification at the end of the tour.
Finally, the first Riders at the top of certain mountain stages receives points which win the “polka dot jersey” a white jersey with red dots to wear on the following stage day. Thomas Voeckler managed to keep this jersey from the Pyrenees to the finish of the tour.
2013 Tour de France
The first stage of the Tour starts on Saturday June 29th to the final stage on Sunday July 21st 2013, the 100th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,360 kilometres.
||29 June 2013
||Porto-Vecchio – Bastia
||212 km (132 mi)
||30 June 2013
||Bastia – Ajaccio
||154 km (96 mi)
||1 July 2013
||Ajaccio – Calvi
||145 km (90 mi)
||2 July 2013
||Nice – Nice
||25 km (16 mi)
||Team time trial*
|* Please note: you will not score fantasy points for the Team Time Trial (stage 4) of the Tour De France
||3 July 2013
||Cagnes-sur-Mer – Marseille
||219 km (136 mi)
||4 July 2013
||Aix-en-Provence – Montpellier
||176 km (109 mi)
||5 July 2013
||Montpellier – Albi
||205 km (127 mi)
||6 July 2013
||Castres – Ax 3 Domaines
||194 km (121 mi)
||7 July 2013
||Saint-Girons – Bagnères-de-Bigorre
||165 km (103 mi)
||9 July 2013
||Saint-Gildas-des-Bois – Saint-Malo
||193 km (120 mi)
||10 July 2013
||Avranches – Mont-Saint-Michel
||33 km (21 mi)
||Individual time trial
||11 July 2013
||Fougères – Tours
||218 km (135 mi)
||12 July 2013
||Tours – Saint-Amand-Montrond
||173 km (107 mi)
||13 July 2013
||Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule – Lyon
||191 km (119 mi)
||14 July 2013
||Givors – Mont Ventoux
||242 km (150 mi)
||16 July 2013
||Vaison-la-Romaine – Gap
||168 km (104 mi)
||17 July 2013
||Embrun – Chorges
||32 km (20 mi)
||Individual time trial
||18 July 2013
||Gap – Alpe d'Huez
||168 km (104 mi)
||19 July 2013
||Le Bourg-d'Oisans – Le Grand-Bornand
||204 km (127 mi)
||20 July 2013
||Annecy – Mont Semnoz
||125 km (78 mi)
||21 July 2013
||Versailles – Paris
||118 km (73 mi)