Velogames Fantasy Cycling

Scoring Points

Points are allocated to riders based on their real-life performance in each event.

Points are awarded in three areas: Finishing Positions, Assists and Breakaways.

There are three different race categories, based on the relative importance of each event, for which a different amount of points are awarded.

Race Category One includes the two monumental races of the Autumn calendar, the Elite Men World Championsips and the Tour of Lombardy.

Race Category Two includes the remaining "classics" on the schedule, including the opening round of Cyclassics Hamburg, the two Canadian World Tour events and the historic races of GP Bretagne-Ouest France and Milano-Torino.

Race Category Three includes the remaining semi-classics on the list, and especially features heavily in the final week of the competition, which is peppered with the Italian one-day races that build up towards the season finale at the Tour of Lombardy.

The points awarded in each scoring area are shown in the sections below.

Finishing Positions

Points for Finishing Positions make up the major amount of points available, and are awarded to the top 20 classified finishers in each Category One race and the top 16 classified finishers in each Category Two race, using the following scoring table.

PositionRace Category OneRace Category TwoRace Category Three
1st20010060
2nd1608050
3rd1407040
4th1306535
5th1206030
6th1105525
7th1005020
8th904515
9th804010
10th70355
11th6030-
12th5025-
13th4020-
14th3515-
15th3010-
16th255-
17th20--
18th15--
19th10--
20th5--

Assists (Team Mate Points)

Points for Assists are awarded to the real-life team-mates of riders who finish in the top three, to recognise the efforts that go into putting a team's rider into a winning position.

For all races except the World Championship Elite Mens Road Race, assist points are awarded to teammate within the same professional cycling team. For the Word Championships Elite Mens Road Race, assist points are awarded based on national teams only.

Assist points are awarded as follows:

PositionRace Category OneRace Category TwoRace Category Three
Team Mate 1st302010
Team Mate 2nd20105
Team Mate 3rd1052

In order to score assist points, a rider must start the race - they do not have to complete the course.

Note that riders who finish in the top three do not score assist points for their own finishing position.

Breakaway Points

Points for Breakaways are awarded to the riders who animate the race in its early stages and also during the crunch moments leading up the the finale.

There are four nominated Breakaway Points Sectors during each event, where the riders in the leading group on the road will all score points.

The first Breakaway Points Sector is based at 50% race distance.

The second Breakaway Points Sector is based at 50km to go.

The third Breakaway Points Sector is based at 20km to go.

The fourth Breakaway Points Sector is based at 10km to go.

The following points are scored at each breakaway points zone.

PositionRace Category OneRace Category TwoRace Category Three
In Lead Group at Breakway Points Zone 1 (50% race distance)302010
In Lead Group at Breakway Points Zone 2 (50 km to go)302010
In Lead Group at Breakway Points Zone 3 (20km to go)302010
In Lead Group at Breakway Points Zone 4 (10km to go)302010

For the purposes of points scoring, a "leading group" of riders is a group of 20 riders or less, with a gap of more than five seconds to the next rider or group of riders on the road.

Velogames will review video footage and race reports to ensure an accurate distribution of Breakaway Points, but in all cases the decision of Velogames is final.