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3rd FABIO'S FANTASY TOUR
("FantaSTour 2003")

Rules of the Game

The "FantaStour 2003" is a Fantasy Game reserved to "Virtual Teams", each of them consisting of 9 riders, chosen among the ones taking part in the REAL Tour de France, plus 2 Trade Teams among the 22 of 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 "credits" system and giving each rider a value, I chose to divide the 2003 TdF participants into different categories, according to my own evaluation of their skills and /or chances to earn points during the race itself. No wonder that you can find last year's winner in the "A" Category, while the (presumed) less-talented riders are in lower categories. Of course you may think that I've undervalued someone ...then just choose him!!! And don't choose the "overvalued" ones! Riders (lists are available in the relative page of the "Fantasy Games" section) are divided into 4 CATEGORIES ("A", "B", "C", "D")

Riders - Selection

Players have to pick:

  • 1 rider belonging to the "A" Category;

  • 3 riders belonging to the "B" Category;

  • 3 riders belonging to the "C" Category;

  • 2 riders belonging to the "D" Category;

Trade Teams - Selection

Your choice is not limited to riders only. You will have to select also 2 of the Trade Teams taking part in the 2003 "Grande Boucle" In the "Trade Teams" pages of the "Fantasy Game" section you will 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;

  • ONE TEAM belonging to the "B" Category.

 Substitutes (only for Riders)

As some last minute changes might turn any of your selected riders into a nonstarter, you'd better pick 2 reserves for each category (only one for the A Category), so that they could take the place (following the order in which you have listed them), of the chosen riders who would not take part in the TdF.

Of course eventual nonstarters would be replaced only by (eventual) reserves belonging to their category, and only before the Tour begins. After the Tour has started, a rider who retires or abandons is not replaced.

Registration

Once you have completed your virtual team by choosing your 9 riders and 2 trade teams, 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" will get 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 will be awarded a "bonus points" too. Further details are available in the "Scoring System" section.

Classifications

All Stage Results and Overall 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

In case two or more teams end on the same number of points, either in the stage or overall 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;
B) In case the best rider is the same, or got the same number of points: 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 got the same number of points: 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, or got the same number of points: 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, or got the same number of points: 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 best team.

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...)

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