How To Play

Welcome to the Tour de France Fantasy League

Please read through the detailed information provided here for full instructions on how to play the game and score points.

Help Topics

Team Selection | Scoring Points | Transfers | Leagues | Rounds | Prizes | Support


Team Selection

Once you have registered you will need to select your Tour de France Fantasy Team. All team management decisions such as team transfers and choosing your riders and teams (e.g. Astana, Dimension Data, etc.) occur on the Team page. Follow the simple on-screen instructions to select your team.

You can modify your team as much as you like right up until the competition starts.



Your fantasy team will need to be made up of the following:

10 x Riders (e.g. Quintana, Thomas)

2 x Teams (e.g. Movistar, Cofidis)




You can make a maximum of 2 selections from any one team. (For example, you can select 2 riders from Movistar, or 1 Movistar rider and Movistar itself as one of your 2 teams.)





You need to select a full team of 10 riders and 2 teams before you can save your team.



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Scoring Points

Your fantasy team is awarded points based on the actual performance of the riders and teams you selected. Scores are updated at the end of each stage.

There are several ways to score points:
Rider Stage Points
Rider Bonus Points

Team Stage Points

Rider Points for Overall Classifications
Team Points for Overall Classifications


Rider Stage Points

The top 30 riders at the end of every stage are awarded points as shown.

Position Stage Finishing Points
1
50
2
45
3
40
4
35
5
30
6
25
7
24
8
23
9
22
10
21
11
20
12
19
13
18
14
17
15
16
16
15
17
14
18
13
19
12
20
11
21
10
22
9
23
8
24
7
25
6
26
5
27
4
28
3
29
2
30
1


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For example:
One of your selected riders finishes 3rd in the stage and another of your riders finishes 10th. You would earn 40 points and 21 points for the two riders respectively, making a total of 61 points.

Note
Points for individual rider standings will not be awarded for the Team Time Trial. However, points will be given for the jerseys awarded on the day, where applicable.


Rider Bonus Points

For each stage one of your riders takes over a main jersey, you'll earn bonus points. (Riders do not get the jersey points for retaining a jersey in multiple consecutive stages).

There are also bonus points available for the one rider in each stage who earns the Combative award.

Jersey Details Points
Yellow For one of your riders being awarded the Yellow Jersey for overall classification. (First stage of any consecutive stages only).
15



Green For one of your riders being awarded the Green Jersey for sprint points. (First stage of any consecutive stages only). 10



White For one of your riders being awarded the White Jersey for best young rider. (First stage of any consecutive stages only). 10



Polka Dot
For each stage one of your riders is awarded the Polka Dot Jersey for king of the mountains classification. (First stage of any consecutive stages only). 10



Combative Awarded to the rider who shows the most drive and aggression on a stage. Selected by a panel at the Tour.
20


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For example:
You have a rider who wears the Green Jersey over two consecutive stages. You would earn 10 points for the first stage he gets the jersey. (If he then goes onto claim it back again later in the Tour, you'll get the points for that, if you still have him).



Team Stage Points

For every stage, the times of the top three riders of each team in the Tour de France are combined and points are awarded as shown.

Position Stage Finishing Points
1
30
2
25
3
20
4
15
5
12
6
10
7
8
8
6
9
4
10
2


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For example:
Your two selected teams are Astana and FDJ. In a stage, Astana are 1st and FDJ are 4th. You would earn 30 points and 15 points for the two teams respectively, making a total of 45 points.

Team Time Trial
For the team time trial, Stage Finishing Points will be awarded for the teams only. Points for individual rider standings will not be awarded. However, points will be given for any jerseys awarded on the day, where applicable.


Rider Points for Overall Classifications

In addition to your Fantasy Team scoring points in each stage, there are points available for the placement of your riders in the overall main classifications at the end of the Tour. The overall points are awarded to whomever is in your current team at that point in time.

Overall Position Yellow Jersey
Green Jersey White Jersey Polka Dot Jersey
1
15
15 15 15
2
14
14
14
14
3
13 13
13 13
4
12
12
12
12
5
11 11
11
11
6
10 10
10 10
7
9
9
9 9
8
8
8
8 8
9
7
7
7 7
10
6
6
6 6
11
5
5
5 5
12
4
4 4
4
13
3
3
3
3
14
2 2
2 2
15
1 1
1 1


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For example:
At the end of the Tour, one of your selected riders finishes 2nd in the Yellow Jersey classification and 4th in the Green Jersey classification. You would earn 14 points and 12 points for the classifications respectively, making a total of 26 points.


Team Points for Overall Classification

Points are available for the placement of your selected teams in the overall time classification at the end of the Tour.

Overall Position Points
1
15
2
14
3
13
4
12
5
11
6
10
7
9
8
8
9
7
10
6

For example:
Your two selected teams are Dimension Data and Cofidis. At the end of the Tour, Dimension Data are 3rd and Cofidis are 5th. You would earn 13 points and 11 points for the two teams respectively, making a total of 24 points.


Notes
The judges' decision on scoring is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


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Transfers

You have a limited allocation of 30 transfers for the whole tournament.

You can make unlimited transfers to your team before the tournament starts.

You can make unlimited transfers to your team before any given round - but you have to work within the total allocation for the tournament.

Each time you transfer riders and teams in and out and press the Save Changes button your total transfer allocation will be reduced. So be sure to choose carefully as all changes are final and cannot be reversed.

Transfers are carried out on the Manage My Team page. Team management is not available once the round locks out and for the initial stages of the round. You can make transfers on the Manage My Team page for an upcoming round while a current round is in progress. These changes will only be reflected on the Home page once the new round starts.

Note that the lockout for the start of a new round is half an hour before the start of the first stage in the new round. So you must finalise your team before then. Be sure to choose carefully as all changes are final and cannot be reversed.

See the Rounds page for the full schedule of the Tour de France Fantasy League.


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Leagues

In addition to the overall competition, you can set up one or many private leagues where you can invite your friends, family and colleagues to compete against you. The option to set up a Private League can be accessed from the My Leagues page, once you are logged in. You can choose to send an automatic email to your friends by entering their email addresses online, or alternatively you can forward your Private League code to them.

An additional feature in the leagues area is a message board which you can use to communicate with other team managers in your League by posting comments. You can also upload your own personalised team photo or icon as well as a logo for your league. The League Administrator has the ability to delete uninvited teams or inappropriate comments.

  • You are automatically entered in the Global League which includes all the registered teams playing in the overall competition.
  • The Global League page shows the Top 500 teams.
  • The Round League page shows the Top 500 teams for the current round.

Team Supported Leagues
You will be automatically entered into a league with other fans of the team you support when you fill in the Team Supported field on the Profile page.


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Rounds

There are 7 Rounds in total during the Tour de France Fantasy League competition.

Each round locks out for team selections and transfers before the start of the first stage of the round.

Please refer to the Rounds page for the full schedule and remember that the Transfer Window closes before the start of each new round.


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Prize Info

Prize info to be announced.







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Support

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