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4th FABIO'S FANTASY TOUR
("FantasTour 2004")

 

Rules of the Game

The "Fabio's Fantasy Tour 2004" is a Fantasy Game reserved to "Virtual Teams", each of them consisting of 9 riders, picked among the ones taking part in the REAL Tour de France, as well as 3 Trade Teams selected among the 21 racing the "Grande Boucle".

Below are the Rules to follow in the choice of Riders and Teams:

Choice of the 9 Riders

Just like in all previous Fabio's Fantasy Games, instead of following the "credit" system and giving each rider a value, I opted for splitting the 2004 TdF field into 4 different CATEGORIES ("A", "B", "C", "D"), according to my own evaluation of the riders skills and/or their chances to earn points during the race itself. No wonder that you can find the reigning champion in the "A" Category, while the (presumably) less-talented riders are in lower categories. Of course one may think I underrated some ... then just choose him!!! And don't choose the "overrated" ones! The rider lists are available in the relative page of the "Fantasy Games" section.

Riders - Selection

Players have to pick: 1 rider belonging to the "A" Category; 2 riders belonging to the "B" Category; 3 riders belonging to the "C" Category; 3 riders belonging to the "D" Category;

Trade Teams - Selection

Your choice is not limited to riders only. You will have to select also 3 of the Trade Teams taking part in the 2004 Tour. In the "Trade Teams" pages of the "Fantasy Game" section you can find the complete list of Trade Teams, divided in two categories: "A" and "B."

In this case you have to select: ONE TEAM belonging to the "A" Category; TWO TEAMS belonging to the "B" Category.

Substitutes (for Riders only)

As any last minute changes might turn any of your selected riders into a nonstarter, you'd better pick a reserve for each category so that they can take the place of the chosen riders who would not take part in the TdF. Of course any eventual nonstarters would be replaced only by (eventual) reserves belonging to their own category (so if your "A Cat." man doesn't take to the startline, but you didn't pick any replacement rider in the same category, you'll play with a riders less, regardless of the B, C or D reserves you choose). And this is only before the Tour gets underway, as any riders dropping out of the race after the Tour kick-off will not be replaced.

Registration

Once you have completed your virtual team by picking your 9 riders and 2 trade teams, just ENTER YOUR TEAM following the rules available in the "Registration Rules" page.

Other Details

Points

Thanks to the results of your selected riders and teams, your "virtual team" gets a number of points, awarded after each stage (Stage results, General Classification, other Classifications) as well as at the end of the Tour de France itself (Final GC and many other classifications). Besides that, the TOP 3 Virtual Teams of each (Virtual) stage are awarded some "bonus points" too. Further details are available in the "Scoring System" section.

Classifications

All Stage Results and Classifications of your "virtual teams" will be posted after every Stage in the "Just in" (top) section of the Daily Peloton (www.dailypeloton.com).

Tie-Breaking Rules

1. FOR THE TOP 10 PLACES - In case two or more teams end on the same number of points, either in a stage, overall or minor classification, the consequent tie would be broken according to the following factors (again - they apply to STAGE, OVERALL and ALL Classifications):

A) The number of points earned by the RIDER with the highest score inside the virtual team roster;

B) In case the best rider is the same, or just got the same score: the number of points earned by the TEAM with the highest score;

C) In case both the best rider and team are the same, or just got the same score: the number of points earned by the by the RIDER with the SECOND BEST score inside the virtual team;

D) In case the SECOND best rider is the same, got the same score: the number of points earned by the RIDER with the SECOND BEST score inside the virtual team;

E) In case the best THIRD best rider is the same, got the same score: the number of points earned by the RIDER with the THIRD BEST score inside the virtual team ... and so on until the NINTH best rider, and eventually the SECOND and THIRD best team.

F) In the event equality still persists, the tie will be broken according to the TIME of REGISTRATION of your Virtual Team (the earlier you sent it, the better...)

2. FOR ALL OTHER PLACES - the tie will be broken simply according to the TIME of REGISTRATION of your Virtual Team (the earlier you entered it, the better place you get ...)

Lesser Classifications (Points, KOM)

Just like in the past Fantasy Tour de France and any other Fabio's Fantasy Games, the daily points reserved for the Top 3 riders in the Points and Mountains Classification are part of the overall score of the riders themselves and any Virtual Teams featuring them. But besides that, they also count for two MINOR CLASSIFICATIONS (Points, King of the Mountains), whose respective winners also will be awarded a prize for their victory. More details available in the Scoring System section.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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