Halfords has launched the Garmin Tour de France Fantasy Game - a free-to-play fantasy league based on cyclists riding the 2011 Tour de France in July.
Over £13,000 worth of prizes are on offer in the game, including top-end Boardman bikes, Garmin Edge GPS systems, world champion jerseys, a VIP trip to the Vuelta a Espana and subscription to the UK's best cycling magazine, Cycling Weekly. Full prize list is below.
All you have to do is select and register your team of nine cyclists using a virtual budget of €65 million and then follow their progress throughout the Tour de France.
Points are earned by riders who do well on each stage - the user with the most points being declared the winner, with winners announced for each individual stage, at the end of each week and at the end of the race itself.
The game even allows you to transfer your riders before the race starts on Saturday July 2, so that you can make sure you've got the best squad possible.
Users are also asked to select a 'bonus stage' during which their riders earn double points.
Cycling Weekly will be picking a team and playing alongside everyone else - try and beat us if you can (fair play note: we will not be winning any of the prizes).
Halfords Garmin Tour de France Fantasy Game prize list
Overall prizes (awarded at end of Tour de France)
The top scoring managers at the end of the competition will win the following fantastic bike packages.
2 x Boardman Road Pro Carbon Bikes; worth £1,799.99 each!
Boardman Road Team Carbon Carbon Bike; worth £1,299.99
Boardman Female Team Carbon Bike; worth £1,299.99
Boardman Road Team Alloy Bike; worth £699.99
Boardman MTB Female Bike; worth £999.99
Team of the week prizes
The highest scoring Manager in each period stated below will win a Carrera TDF Ltd Edition Bike; worth £299.99 plus a FREE year's subscription to Cycling Weekly magazine.
Week 1: July 2nd , 2011 - July 8th, 2011 (Stages 1-7)
Week 2: July 9th, 2010 - July 16th, 2011 (Stages 8-14)
Week 3: July 17th, 2010 - July 24th, 2011 (Stages 15-21)
Team of the stage prizes - Sponsored by Garmin
The highest scoring manager at the end of each stage will receive a prize as shown below:
1 02/07/2011 Edge 500 bundle
2 03/07/2011 Garmin Cervelo 2011 Team Jersey
3 04/07/2011 Garmin Cervelo 2011 Team Jersey
4 05/07/2011 Garmin Cervelo 2011 Team Jersey
5 06/07/2011 Garmin Cervelo 2011 Team Jersey
6 07/07/2011 Garmin Cervelo 2011 Team Jersey
7 08/07/2011 Edge 800 City Nav bundle
8 09/07/2011 Garmin Cervelo 2011 Team Jersey
9 10/07/2011 Garmin Cervelo 2011 Team Jersey
10 12/07/2011 Garmin Cervelo 2011 Team Jersey
11 13/07/2011 Garmin Cervelo 2011 Team Jersey
12 14/07/2011 Edge 500 bundle
13 15/07/2011 Garmin Cervelo 2011 World Champion Jersey
14 16/07/2011 Garmin Cervelo 2011 Team Jersey
15 17/07/2011 Edge 800 City Nav bundle
16 19/07/2011 Garmin Cervelo 2011 Team Jersey
17 20/07/2011 Garmin Cervelo 2011 Team Jersey
18 21/07/2011 Edge 500 bundle
19 22/07/2011 Garmin Cervelo 2011 Team Jersey
20 23/07/2011 Garmin Cervelo 2011 World Champion Jersey
21 24/07/2011 Trip to Vuelta to see a stage at The Vuelta a Espana & Garmin Cervelo 2011 World Champion Jersey
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