The website that is now known as Velogames was formed in 1997, simply as George Chapman`s Fantasy Tour de France.
After several years providing the Fantasy Tour de France, the Velogames name was selected and other games introduced.
Over the past 15 years, the site has seen games devoted to all aspects of the road cycling season, including the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a Espana, Spring and Autumn Classics, and the World Championships.
The Velogames Grand Tour competitions are well-known for delivering a scoring system of great depth, with points awarded for stage results and overall classifications, along with
several other ways for a rider may gain points.
Points hauls can be gained by winning intermediate sprints and leading over mountains, or taking for wearing the coveted leaders' for each classification in the race.
Additionally, Velogames rewards the loyal workers of the team, as assists are picked up for contributing to a teammate's winning performance.
As such, the main Velogames Grand Tour scoring system has remained relatively stable over the years, with tweaks here and there rather than a major revolution.
Players who begain playing the games over 15 years ago have seen the website evolve but their core game experience remains true to the traditions of the first Fantasy Tours de France.
The key to maintaining a competitive team is to select a well-balanced squad that will score well on stage results throughout each race, and also have several riders competitng for the End-Of-Tour classification points.
A little research can go a long way!
The Traditional Fantasy Grand Tours
No summer would be complete without participation in the Velogames Fantasy Tour de France, as over 25,500 participants last season attest.
The Traditional Velogames Fantasy Grand Tours will remain the key focus of the summer, with the Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a Espana and Tour de France games all running for another season.
The Velogames Overall Rankings
New for 2014 will be the Velogames Overall Rankings. The Overall Rankings are designed to bring together each Velogames event with a ranking system that will determine the highest-performing Velogames directeur sportif of the season.
Each event of the season will be weighted by its relative importance, with the Fantasy Tour de France being a 1st Category event, Fantasy Spring Classics, Fantasy Giro d'Italia and Fantasy Vuelta a Espana being 2nd Category events, and smaller events being 3rd and 4th Category.
The Velogames Overall Rankings are determined by taking the percentile finishing position of each directeur sportif in each Velogames event which, along with bonus points for finishing in the top 50 positions of the event leaderboard, are converted into ranking points for each directeur.
Directeurs score ranking points for every Velogames series they enter, ranging from 110.00 ranking points for winning the Fantasy Tour de France, down to 0.01 point for finishing at the bottom of the standings!
For full details, check out the Velogames Overall Rankings information page.
Prizes and Sponsorship
If you would like to discuss sponsorship or advertising opportunities, request a media information pack or would even like a Velogames contest set up for your own favourite race, please use the Contact Form.