They climb up to Sestriere three times. The last two climbs are the same ascent and no joke. The first one is long not steep leg softener. You know favs by now.
8°C sun and some clouds in Sestriere. Sounds acceptably for a good race day. Descends are still no fun in this temperatures. Before the mountains they will have around 15-17°C.
Starts at 11:00 CET - local time
In this game, only the race results matter. You're not committed to keeping the same riders throughout the series, you make fresh picks before every race. Our overall competition is just the sum of individual race scores. You're eligible for the overall even if you miss some races.
Pick 4 riders for the upcoming race. The order of your picks doesn't matter. All of your riders can score.
Riders score points down to 10th place. Less popular riders score more points than heavily-picked favourites. See below for scoring details.
The strict entry deadline is the official start time of the race, the neutralized roll-out or Départ Fictif. Be warned - if your post is timestamped one minute late your entry won't count! So do remember that there's no disadvantage to getting an entry in early, even the day before, because you may always change your picks up until the deadline. Feel free to rethink your picks when it emerges which riders are more or less popular with other players. If you make changes, post your revised 4 picks in a reply to your original post.
The last 3 races will be secret entry between the top contenders… To avoid defensive picking.
When we say top contenders we leave the number open because who knows how many will be within striking distance...
We will notify you by email if we need you to do a secret entry.
We will try and post results in a timely fashion as soon after each race as possible. However none of us are quite as talented as straw dog so we will just do our best there.
And if you want to check your entries and results, our spreadsheet master msbee created this : PG Giro