It's almost impossible to improve upon the real-life experience of slapping on some Lycra and hitting the open road, but great sites like VeloGames bring fantasy cycling to the masses to come very, very close.
Celebrating the arrival (fingers crossed) of spring, we're opening up our VeloGames league to the masses! Pick your own fantasy cycling team for next week's Tirreno-Adriatico, see how you stack up, and you could win a $50 gift card. All registered teams could win some Ec Money, so why not have a go?
Th 2015 Tirreno-Adriatico is one of the first big battles for GC riders like Alberto Contador, Dan Martin, Joaquim Rodriguez, and Leopold Koenig. It'll also be the first showdown between two of the sports best sprinters, Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel.
"The Race of the Two Seas" takes advantage of Italy's generous spring and often serves as first test for riders as they build their fitness. For the Classics men, it's a week-long training race in good weather before heading back to rainy Belgium for E3 Harelbreke, Gent-Wevelgem and, ultimately, the Tour of Flanders. For the GC men, it's a time to check-in on their rivals before the Giro d'Italia in May, and a long lense look ahead of the Tour de France. The on-form Alberto Contador is the big favorite before he goes for the Giro-Tour double, with Chris Froome now slated to miss Tirreno for a second straight season.
You can get in on the action by going to VeloGames.com, making a team, and using the League Code below to enter the Einstein Cycles Premiere League. We'll pick a $50 gift card winner at random on the last stage of the race.
League Code: 09164034