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.
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.