I simply don't have the time and energy to gather prizes and do the admin work that went in to last year's effort. We had 47 teams and prizes for almost every stage. That said, I'll gather up a few primes and we'll see who can come up with the best team.
Details on how to join VeloGames are below. Some Tour teams have yet to announce their final selections, so keep an eye out for updates at CyclingNews , Velonews, Etc.
Here are some current details from VeloGames:
Dear Velogames directeur,
FANTASY TOUR DE FRANCE: ONE WEEK TO GO
There's just one week left until the Grand Depart of Velogames Fantasy Tour de France 2016, with the peloton set to roll out of Le Mont-Saint-Michel next Saturday lunchtime
Make sure to enter your team, and make changes to your line-up, before 12:50 CEST (Central European Summer Time) on Saturday 2nd July 2016.
The game is free to play, so head over to the website at www.velogames.com to make your selections.
LATEST RIDER LIST CHANGES
There's been several changes to the Fantasy Tour de France rider list changes the past couple of days, as the pro teams confirm their line ups for the big event.
Recent additions to the rider list include Team Sky climber Mikel Landa (14 credits), Lotto-Soudal secondary sprint option Jens Debusschere (8 credits) and breakaway specialist Ruben Plaza (8 credits), who backed up a stage victory at last year's Tour de France with a stage win at the La Vuelta 2016.
The biggest names to be removed from the start list are Andrew Talansky, who has been suffering with illness, and Michal Kwiatkowski who has failed to make Team Sky's final section.
It is expected that the rider list should be complete by Tuesday evening, so be sure to keep an eye on your Team Roster page, which includes a column which shows whether eachof your selected riders is in or out of the official start-list.
As always, I will be updating the rider list every day as teams are confirmed, and you can make unlimited changes to your team ahead of the entry deadline, but none thereafter!
FANTASY TOUR DE FRANCE ENTRY DEADLINE IS 12:50 CEST ON SATURDAY 2ND JULY
You need to have created a team and made your final team changes before 12:50 CEST on Saturday 2nd July. That's 11:50 in the UK and 06:50 on the US East Coast.