Written by DZI
Translated by DZI
After being absent for one year we again present the ProTour competition. The program offers a series of UCI ProTour races of both one-day-races and multiple stage races. So you can quiz freely to see if you can find the ideal team of fifty riders. Obviously, your choice is determined by the ProTour teams, as only those teams are guaranteed to get invited to these races.
A change to previous years is that there's a Main Competition only. It's clear that we already have several Stage Competition specials that are in full swing by now, besides the combined specials like Paris - Nice, where our 3 competitions are all present.
The challenge remains huge though; Try to select a balanced team of 50 riders for the whole ProTour season. A number of big races have been included, and quite a lot is already known about the line-up. It becomes much more difficult when races like the Eneco Tour and Poland enter the equasion. The trick is to gamble in such a way that you'll still be able to get a decent squad together for those races, which will enable you to score well throughout the season.
Remember that you'll only be able to select a maximum of 25 riders per race, while only 15 of them can represent your team in the stage or one-day-race itself. Take a look at the 'rules of the game' for the particulars and points table. Make sure that you select your 50 riders in time for the competition kick-off, the first race is the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, a multiple stage race.
This promises to be a exciting cycling year and we wish you lots of fun and good luck in CyclingFever's ProTour competition!
Marc & Martin