Rules

Bikefantasy.com is a fantasy cycling game created in 2014 by six friends and cycling fans. From spreadsheets they evolved to dedicated software which they now share with the community that worships this noble and beautiful sport.

Now also you can fight for winning the Tour, the Giro or the Vuelta or simply be the king of consistency and win the Annual Ranking!

How to Play?

Unlike traditional fantasy games, BikeFantasy was designed to allow those who have little time to spare to play.

To play, all you need to do is login using your Facebook account and wait for new races to open.

Once a race becomes available the user gets a notification and can then start to bet on the winners of each stage.

Generally until 13:00 CET of a stage day – depending on the race schedule – the user has to select two riders who he thinks can win the stage. At the end of the day, the best placed rider out of the two is considered for the General Classification.

On Individual Time Trial days it is only possible to bet on one rider. On Team Time Trial days BikeFantasy is not played.

The considered rider is automatically excluded from future bets, the user not being able to select him again until the end of the race.
Joker

Until the beginning of each stage race the user can select a rider as his JOKER throughout the race. This JOKER can be played only once during a race and it replaces the considered rider for that day, releasing the latter for future bets.

If you enter a race after its start you will be attributed a random JOKER.
Rankings

As for all cycling races, there is not only one classification. In BikeFantasy you can win the General Classification, the Team Classification, the Points Classification or the Youth Classification (only while you are a rookie on the platform!).

For the General Classification (time based) the times of the selected riders are considered throughout the race.

For the Team Classification (point based) the Rankings of all riders betted upon are considered, including the JOKER. That is, for a stage in which both riders betted upon rank 10th and 20th the user tallies 30 points for the Team Classification. If on that day he plays the JOKER, who ranked 5th, he will tally 35 points on this classification.

For the Points Classification, the ranks of the selected riders in each stage are added up. The winner of this classification is the player who, at the end of the race, has the lowest number of points. In this classification there are no bonuses.

For the Youth Classification the same rules as for the General Classification apply. Note that this classification will only exist if ther are 3 or more players registered on the platform during the current and previous year (rookies).
Bonuses

General Classification

1st Place: 30 seconds
2nd Place: 20 seconds
3rd Place: 10 seconds
Double: 60 seconds (in case the riders betted upon rank 1st and 2nd on the stage).


Team Classification

Double: 60 points (in case the riders betted upon rank 1st and 2nd on the stage).
Closing top10: 30 points (in case both riders betted upon rank in the top10 for the stage)


Points Classification

Double: 150 points (in case the riders betted upon rank 1st and 2nd on the stage).
1st Place: 100 points
Ranking

Depending on the number of players in a race, on the number of stages, on your classification and your final rank, you can tally points for the Annunal Ranking.

The general classifcation, the team classification and the points classification earn you points for the General Ranking, depending on the previously mentioned factors.

During races you can check on the various Classifications how many points each rank is earning you based on the following formula: (((no. players-(rank x 5)) x no. stages) x type of classification) / 5

At the end of the year, the player who has tallied more points throughout the season is the Great Annual Winner of BikeFantasy!
Private leagues

Now you can create your own League and play with your friends! Within each race look in the Menu for the 'League' tab. Create your League and send the code to your friends so they can join.

Have fun ;)
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