Another UCI World Cup race, and another great cycling week-end on the "Daily Peloton" are coming !! The prestigious Paris-Roubaix Classic finally comes on Sunday and, as usual, our site won't let you down. On the contrary, the "Daily Peloton" will be offering you a complete coverage of the event with Previews, Results, Reports, and Post-race Interviews from different countries and points of view. And you too may express your own opinion about the race and its aftermaths on the Daily Peloton Message Board.
But the site also offers its two most exclusive features: the "Fantasy Paris-Roubaix" and our LIVE COVERAGE of the actual race.
FANTASY PARIS-ROUBAIX: It is the third leg of "Fabio's Fantasy Spring" game, involving all 5 World Cup spring Classics, from Milan-San Remo to Amstel Gold Race. A virtual, Fantasy Game involving you the readers, who have the chance to send your Virtual Teams and compete for the (virtual as well) Overall Title.
135 "Virtual Teams" already took part in the Game's first leg, the "Fantasy Milan-San Remo" three weeks ago. And many of them also were at the startline of "Fantasy Tour of Flanders" the last Sunday. ONLY participants who registered for to race #1 (MSR) can compete for the Overall Title. But if you missed the event, and nonetheless still want to test your skills as "Fantasy Manager", you still have the chance to send your Virtual Team and compete for RACE VICTORY (NOT for the OVERALL RANKING of the 5-race contest unfortunately), just like more than 20 new participants did in the last week-end. And it was one of them, Les Nadon from the U.S., who won the "Tour of Flanders" contest, so if you want to try your luck and hope to follow Les Nadon's steps, just choose your line-up and post your team.
But you'd better hurry, as ONLY the FIRST 50 NEW VIRTUAL TEAMS will be accepted. Should that number be achieved, no more new teams would be accepted, and since that moment just previously registered participants would be allowed to post their Virtual Squad for the third leg of Fabio's Fantasy Spring.
If you wanna know all details and rules of the game, just click on the "Fantasy Games" link on the left side of the screen, then go tho the DIFFERENT SECTIONS (Rules, Points, Riders, Trade Teams, Registration Form etc.).
ENTRIES OPEN : Yes Folks. Entries are open at last !!! The riders lists (riders are divided in 4 categories as usual) are online!!! So are the Trade Teams list, thanks to the great work by Janna and Marko. And now you can set up your "virtual team" (never forget: only one team for each participant !) and post it by filling the REGISTRATION FORM. So just click on the "FANTASY GAMES" link on the left side and you'll find all the details you need !
DEADLINE: You can enter your Virtual Team until:
Sunday, April the 14th at 10AM Italian Time, which is :
Sunday, April the 14th at 9AM UK/Ireland Time;
Sunday, April the 14th at 4AM in the U.S. - NY and the East Coast;
Sunday, April the 14th at 1AM in the U.S. - LA and the West Coast,;
Just remember to follow the rules (which you can find in the relative page of the "Fantasy games" section of this site) while building your Team. Of course no teams sent after the DEADLINE will be accepted. A list of not accepted teams will be published on the DP site on Saturday.
PARIS-ROUBAIX - LIVE UPDATES: Details are not known yet, but we'll let you know as soon as possible. One thing is for sure, anyway: just like in the two previous World Cup competitions, Milan-San Remo and Ronde van Vlaanderen, the "Daily Peloton" will be offering a live coverage of Paris-Roubaix, with frequent updates and a live ticker, probably by one of our UK Correspondents, Podofdonny. Come back later to the site for more details about this feature and the whole DP's massive coverage of the the "Hell of the North".