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THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING A DONATION TO VELOGAMES!

If you enjoy playing Velogames contests, please consider becoming a supporting member to help me build a bigger and better website.

There are currently no advertisements running on the site, so all supporting revenue comes from user contributions.

Supporting Members get access to additional competitions throughout the season, as described below.

To enable Supporting Member status, simply make any contributon (as little or as much as you like!) using the buttons below.

Supporting member status lasts for two seasons, so your status will also be rolled forward into the 2022 season too.

Many thanks for your support!

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO PRE-EXISTING DONORS!

If you made a donation during the 2020 or 2021 Velogames season, many, many thanks once again for your support.

I do not expect you to reach into your pocket again this year!

Supporting Member benefits last for two race seasons, so if you donated during the previous campaign and your account is not yet flagged as having Supporting Member status, please contact me using the Contact Velogames link in the footer and I'll make sure to investigate and upgrade your status.

Supporting Member Benefits

GREGARIO GAME

For all races within the Velogames Stage Race Championship, Superclasico 2021 series and men's Fantasy Classics contests, you will be collecting Gregarios, or virtual "rider cards", as the season progresses.

For every race win, stage win or general classification victory an active rider in your team obtains, you will "collect" that rider for your Gregario line-up. Note that you only collect a Gregario once - multiple victories by the same rider do not add multiple Gregarios to your total!

The team director with the most Gregarios at the end of the series will be declared the winner of the 2021 Velogames Gregario Game.

And not only will there be a leaderboard showing most Gregarios collected, I'll also be compiling a stats table showing the rarest Gregarios obtained to date, which will act as a tie-break where the overall number of Gregarios collected is tied between teams.

Users will be entered into the Gregario Game - and retain their full set of Gregarios gained (and backdated) during the full 2021 season to date, as long as they become a Supporting Member on or before Thursday 8th July 2021. Later entries will be possible after Thursday 8th July 2021, but Gregarios gained during the season to-date will not be backdated after that time.

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MEDAL RACE CONTEST

The Medal Race contest rewards those Velogames team directeurs who regularly see their riders cross the finish line with arms in the air!

For all races within the Velogames Stage Race Championship, Superclasico 2021 series and men's Fantasy Classics contests, you will be collecting virtual gold, silver and bronze medals to count towards your season-long medal tally.

A gold medal is awarded every time an active rider in your team wins a race, stage or finishes first in the final (ie, end-of-tour) general classification of a stage race.

A silver medal is awarded every time an active member in your team finishes in second place on a race, stage or finishes in second place in the final (ie, end-of-tour) general classification of a stage race.

A bronze medal is awarded every time an active member in your team finishes in third place on a race, stage or finishes in third place in the final (ie, end-of-tour) general classification of a stage race.

Users will be entered into the Medal Race leaderboards - and retain all backdated medals for the entire season to date - as long as they become a Supporting Member on or before Thursday 8th July 2021. Later entries will be possible after Thursday 8th July 2021, but medals gained during the season to-date will not be backdated after that time.

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THE TRIPLE CROWN LEADERBOARD

The Triple Crown contest is a leaderboard for Supporting Members and measures ultimate success across the three major stage race contests of the 2021 Velogames Fantasy Cycling season.

This leaderboard will consolidate team scores across Velogames Italy 2021, VELOGAME XXIII, and Velogames Spain 2021.

There'll be an additonal leaderboard for "Best Two out of Three", with the lowest Fantasy Grand Tour score being dropped for each member. So, if you have bad luck in one Grand Tour, you still have a chance of topping the table for your combined total across the other two.

Users will be entered into Triple Crown Leaderboard as long as they become a Supporting Member before the first rest day of Velogames Spain 2021, on Monday 23rd August 2021.

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ADVERTISING-FREE WEBSITE USAGE

Right now, there are no advertisements running on site and, on the whole, I'd like to keep it that way.

But depending on the success (or more specifically, otherwise!) of this current donation campaign, I might introduce advertising at any point in the future.

All Supporting Members, when they are logged into their upgraded user account, will get a guaranteed ad-free experience until the end of the 2022 season.

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