Rules and Prizes

  1. All 198 riders will be allocated randomly, with a bias on the selection of the first four riders to try to give each team a number of riders capable of winning points, such as GC riders, sprinters, climbers or breakaway specialists . All the riders will be allocated at least once, and some will be allocated multiple times to make up enough teams and still have nine riders each. The first seeded group consists of what the committee deemed the top 11 GC riders most likely to gain points. These are mainly top GC riders. Each team will get a rider from this pool. Similarly for the 2nd seeded group of 11 riders, mostly sprinters, each team will get one of these. The 3rd and 4th pools consists of 22 riders each, and each team will get a rider from each of these pools. The remaining 5 riders will be randomly selected from the remaining 132 riders.
  2. If any substitutions occur before the start, the same substitution will be made in the fantasy team. Please take care to check that all your riders make the start line, as we will not be doing this. We will however notice if a rider who wasn’t on the start list scores some points, so it probably won’t be a problem if you don’t check.
  3. If any of your riders are eliminated, too bad.
  4. To wind certain people up and keep it interesting there will be a rest-day redraw. This means you will keep the team you have until the first rest day. At which point the teams will be generated again. So you should have a completely different team, that might be better or worse than the one you had. Any riders that have been eliminated will still go into the redraw and be available for selection. This is partly for fairness, but mainly to have fun at your expense. For example if you have a rider in your team on week 1 and he crashes out on stage 1 then you miss out on potential points, the same will then be true after the rest day redraw for the teams that get that rider. But the main reason is it is too hard to code a better solution!
  5. Points are awarded for each stage from 1st to 15th: 100, 75, 55, 40, 32, 26, 22, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4.
  6. 20 points will be awarded for the yellow jersey wearer at the end of each stage.
  7. 5 points will be awarded for green and polka-dot at the end of each stage.
  8. 30 points will be awarded for the most aggressive rider (as judged by the Tour de France organisers) on each stage.
  9. At the end of the tour additional points are awarded from 1st to 20th in the yellow jersey competition: 400, 300, 240, 220, 200, 180, 160, 140, 120, 100, 80, 60, 48, 36, 28, 20, 16, 12, 8, 4.
  10. At the end of the tour additional points are awarded from 1st to 15th in the green and polka-dot jersey competitions: 200, 150, 110, 80, 64, 52, 44, 36, 32, 28, 24, 20, 16, 12, 8.
  11. Where a rider belongs to more than one team, relevant points will be awarded equally to each team.
  12. If any riders record a positive test on an A-sample before the final tally is done after the last stage, then any points they have recorded for their fantasy team for the entire tour will be wiped. We will not be waiting for B samples and arbitration decisions et cetera! The same will apply to any riders that are excluded from the tour by the tour organisation or their team management for any reason other than sickness or injury. (Note in this context that points scored for retiring riders will not be lost.)
  13. The scores will be updated after each stage and posted on this webpage.
  14. This year (2016) many additional charity teams were entered by a number of generous folk and last year many tipsters donated any winnings back to charity.
  15. There will be a number of spare teams allocated in case there are any late comers. Such late comers will be allocated the next team available. The spare teams are allocated at the beginning and their scores are tallied such that any late comers get full value, or not, from their team. However the rankings shown in the scores table may have gaps as we are not showing the scores of the spare teams as they have no relevance.
  16. The prize amounts may change depending on the number of entrants because at the end of the day, it is the charities we try and support.
  17. Interpretation of these rules and determination of situations not covered by the rules is at the sole discretion of the self-appointed C.C.C Fantasy Tour de France committee, and correspondence will only be entered into for our amusement.

Prize

Any funds in addition to prize money will be donated to Princess Margaret Hospital and Save the Children via Mediterr Annee. Last year (2015) I donated close to $3500 to the two charities.

Cash prizes will be awarded based on the points accumulated by each player as follows:

  • $180 for first place
  • $90 for second place
  • $60 for third place
  • $40 for fourth place
  • $30 for fifth place
  • $20 for sixth place
  • $10 for seventh place
  • $80 for last place
  • $50 for second last place
  • $30 for third last place
  • $20 for forth last place
  • $10 for fifth last place
  • $10 for the teams that finish in 51st, 102nd and 153rd places
  • $30 for the leader on each rest day
  • $20 for the 2nd place sitter on each rest day
  • $10 for the 3rd place sitter on each rest day
  • Bastille day prize. $30 for the team who gets the most points that day, $20 for 2nd most and $10 for 3rd most. Split up accordingly if there are draws.
  • An additional $60 for the fastest team, based on the accumulated times of the riders in each fantasy team at the end of the Tour.

If any prize money is won by our charity teams then the committee will make the donation at the end of the tour. Last year we donated just under $3500. Thank You!