Join The FloBikes Fantasy Giro d'Italia League

It's time to sign up for FloBikes fantasy cycling on Velogames.com and join the FloBikes mini-league using the code 54520278. 

Entries for the Italy 2019 fantasy cycling game end Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 9:30 AM CDT.

Below, our tips on how to play in the Giro d'Italia 2019 Fantasy League.

Study The Course

Every year the route of this three-week stage race changes, so make sure you know what type of rider will have the advantage. This year’s course is loaded with mountains, especially in the last week, so make sure you have some dynamic climbers—especially the riders who can win out of those small groups. 

Think about Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo-Visma), Pello Bilbao (Astana Pro Team), and Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) along with riders like Enrico Battaglin (Team Katusha) for the more intermediate stages. 

With three stages and almost 60kms of time trialling the pure time trialists like Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) and Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) will have multiple opportunities to win a stage. 

Also, the sprinters will have a handful of stages to target and Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick Step), Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal), and Fernando Gaviria (UAE-Team Emirates) will be battling it out to be the Giro’s fastest man. It’s worth investing in one of the big three if you can fit into your budget.

Who’s On Form?

Research the last month of racing and see who’s been building fitness and seems to be peaking at the right time. Riders like Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) and Rafal Majka (BORA - Hansgrohe) were rounding into form at the Tour of the Alps, while Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha) and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) have struggled in their lead-up to this year’s race. Momentum is important to a rider, and if you’re looking for an advantage then keep that in mind.

Diversify

Racing a grand tour is unpredictable. Unfortunately, crashes, illness, and mechanicals are a part of racing, so don’t be stuck with resting all your hopes on just a few riders. 

Plan on taking a more even approach to your team by selecting teammates Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) and Mikel Landa (Movistar Team), for example, instead of Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo-Visma), which would cost you the same amount of credits. If you invest heavily in just a few riders, be prepared to live on the edge over the course of the 21 stages.

Enjoy watching the 2019 Giro d’Italia live and on-demand on FloBikes—and good luck.

The Best Climbers At The Vuelta a España

The Vuelta a España is known as the grand tour for pure climbers. This year’s Vuelta lives up to that reputation and then some. With 57 categorized climbs and eight summit finishes in the 2019 Vuelta, there will be no shortage of battles amongst the peloton’s top climbers throughout the three weeks of racing. 

The Top Sprinters At The 2019 Vuelta a España

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The Vuelta a España is known as a race for the pure climbers, however the 2019 edition has included many opportunities for sprinting talent. There are six flat days for the sprinters in this year’s Vuelta, three of which come in the final week. 

Five Unheralded Riders That Could Win La Vuelta

The Vuelta a España is in many ways the proving ground for riders in the peloton in need of grand tour experience. The courses are as challenging (if not more so) than the other two grand tours, but with many of the marquee GC riders recovering after the Tour de France, the Vuelta stands as an opportunity for hidden talent.

Five Big Favorites For The 2019 Vuelta a España

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For some, the Vuelta a España is a chance for redemption at the end of a trying season. For others, the Vuelta stands as an opportunity to make a first mark on grand tour racing. In 2019 the Vuelta has a line up of bonafide grand tour stars who have something yet to prove this year. 

Roubaix Winner Gilbert To Return To Lotto-Soudal

Philippe Gilbert, the 2012 road-race world champion, will return to Lotto Soudal next season at the age of 38 on a three-year contract, the team announced on Monday.

Tom Dumoulin To Join Jumbo-Visma In 2020

Former world champion Tom Dumoulin, second to Geraint Thomas in the 2018 Tour de France, joined Team Jumbo Visma on Monday, quitting Sunweb after eight years.

De Plus Wins Binck Bank Tour As Naesen Grabs Stage 7

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Belgian rider Laurens De Plus clinched overall victory in the BinckBank Tour on Sunday when he was part of a small breakaway late in the seventh and final stage.

Ganna Takes Binck Bank Time Trial As Wellens Eyes Victory

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Italy's Filippo Ganna of Team Ineos won the stage six time trial on the BinckBank Tour on Saturday as Belgium's Tim Wellens remained well set for overall victory.

Dan Martin Signs With Israel Cycling Academy

Two-time Tour de France stage winner Dan Martin will join the Israel Cycling Academy as their team leader on a two-year deal at the end of the season, the team announced on Friday.

Romain Bardet Ends Season, Citing Fatigue

Romain Bardet, who took the king of the mountains title in this year's Tour de France, said Friday he was ending the season early to "recuperate physically and mentally."