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Old 07-01-2013, 15:55
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To join the comp. please go to

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League Name : DS PRO CYCLING 2013
ID : 76131

First race is the Tour Down Under (22th Jan)

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Old 07-01-2013, 22:21
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Team picked for the First Stage. Quite tough picking my nine riders with the budget allocated.
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Old 08-01-2013, 17:42
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Stage 1: Prospect to Lobethal
Tue Jan 22 2013

Stage 2: Mt Barker to Rostrevor
Wed Jan 23 2013

Stage 3: Unley to Stirling
Thu Jan 24 2013

Stage 4: Modbury to Tanunda
Fri Jan 25 2013

Stage 5: McLaren Vale to Old Willunga Hill
Sat Jan 26 2013

Stage 6: Adelaide City Council Street Circuit
Sun Jan 27 2013
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:25
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Old 10-01-2013, 13:04
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The basics

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

Getting started

First, you need to register on road.cc, 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.

Your team and different types of rider

Your team consists of nine riders. The riders in the game are classified as star riders and domestiques. You can pick any nine riders within your game budget of 150 credits, but only two riders from any one team.

The star riders are the stars of the professional teams. They fall into four categories:
•General Classification (GC) riders are the ones best equipped to do well overall in the longer, multi-stage races. They tend to be good at everything, with an emphasis on climbing and time trialling, which are the disciplines that allow you to gain most time over your rivals in a big tour.
•Sprinters (PC, or Points Classification) are the men to back on flat stages where there's likely to be a bunch sprint.
•Climbers (KM, or King of the Mountains) will come to the fore on the hilly stages.
•All rounders (AR) are good at everything. They're certainly capable of winning individual tour stages, and one-day races.

The Domestiques (DS)are the workhorses of the peloton. Their role is to support the star riders from their team. They also tend to make up the breakaway groups that are a feature of all professional bike racing.

How a rider's type and value is calculated

Each rider is classified and valued for a competition based on their game scores from the past 12 months. Their values are weighted based on the type of competition; for example sprinters will be more expensive in competitions with a high proportion of flat stages.

The basic classification criteria are:
•GC – top ranked riders to 60% or more points from high mountain stages, summit finishes and individual time trials
•PC – highly ranked riders with 60% or more points from flat stages
•KM – highly ranked riders with 50% or more points from high mountain stages and summit finishes
•AR – other highly ranked riders

Rider values are calculated from a rider's ranking based on their weighted score for a competition. All the riders from the participating teams in a competition are considered. The highest possible value is 40 credits and the lowest is 3 credits.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:35
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Team selected, applied to league..
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Old 11-01-2013, 13:57
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Old 12-01-2013, 14:56
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Transfers available: unlimited up to the First Stage

Transfer deadline: Tue Jan 22 2013, 2130
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Old 14-01-2013, 19:35
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Viewers in the UK can catch live coverage of all six stages on Sky Sports HD during the race.
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Old 15-01-2013, 00:03
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signed up, will pick team at weekend. The Tour down under field this year looks rather good!
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Old 15-01-2013, 05:55
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Cheers fluffed looking forward to it.
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Old 15-01-2013, 18:06
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Old 19-01-2013, 17:44
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Don't forget to pick your team before the first stage on Tuesday.
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Old 20-01-2013, 07:45
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Tour Down Under - stage deadlines update

Just a quick note to say that the deadlines on the Tour Down Under have been amended - the game was adding the time difference on to the deadline rather than taking it off. Oops!

The deadline for the first stage is 0030 on Tuesday 22nd January, not 2130 as previously stated. The other deadlines have been similarly moved. Apologies for the mix up.

Head to fantasy.road.cc to manage your team.
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Old 20-01-2013, 20:25
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I did join this during the night last night, had the initial email but nothing more, hopefully will get it tomorrow to pick the team in the evening. I wasn't asked for a password and presume they email me one so assume too I cannot log in yet?
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Old 20-01-2013, 21:40
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I did join this during the night last night, had the initial email but nothing more, hopefully will get it tomorrow to pick the team in the evening. I wasn't asked for a password and presume they email me one so assume too I cannot log in yet?
Try and go back on the site and ask for a new password
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Old 21-01-2013, 11:15
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Don't forget the first stage starts in the early hours of Tuesday.
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Old 21-01-2013, 12:28
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Don't forget the first stage starts in the early hours of Tuesday.

Still not had the email, even tried having one resent. Will have another go when I get home.
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Old 21-01-2013, 12:29
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Is it an American game? Maybe they're just waking up now and will process them.
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Old 21-01-2013, 19:33
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Road.cc is a UK site but they process new members by hand, so can be unlucky..

Done my team, looking forward to racing again, instead of seeing LA's stupid face.
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Old 21-01-2013, 20:56
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All good, I'm in.

Schleck looks in unusual company with his 3.4 value and last page of riders.

Tough to pick and haven't analysed the scoring rules & transfers fully. Wanted Goss but had to sacrifice him - and kept a few places clear of sprinters for later in the week, as it seems to be only two transfers a day?
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Old 21-01-2013, 23:50
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Old 22-01-2013, 11:17
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Standings after Stage 1 of the Tour Down Under
1)dean michael : 86pts
2)Brechin Wind : 78pts
3)fluffed up : 73pts
4)Chappers67 : 38pts
5)North East Titans : 0pt

dean michael leads after stage 1


Stage 2 starts in the early hours of Wednesday.
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Old 22-01-2013, 11:21
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Wednesday 23 January - Stage two: Mt Barker to Rostrevor - 116.5km
An intriguing prospect, stage two could see an attacking rider prosper with a steep climb placed just 7km from home. The day begins looping south out of Mt Barker before heading up to Hahndorf for a lap of the surrounding area. The route continues north where all eyes will be on the drag up Corkscrew Road. Sprinters teams will need to shepherd their protected riders over the climb before a downhill chase into Rostrevor.



Live coverage on Sky Sports 1 HD from 0130 to 0330 with highlights at 0830-1030 (SS4), 1500-1700 (SS3), 1830-1900 (SS4), 2130-2200 (SS3).
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Old 23-01-2013, 14:17
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Standings after Stage 2 of the Tour Down Under
1)dean michael : 159pts
2)Fluffed up : 96pts
3)Brechin Wind : 87pts
4)Chappers67 : 43pts
5)North East Titans : 3pts

Stage 3 starts in early hours of Thursday.
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