The Trek sponsored Dirt World Cup Fantasy League 2011 is set to launch this week.
With free registration, cycle consumers will compete for a range of prizes for each round winner plus a ‘significant overall prize’ for the individual with the most points at the end of the season.
Dirt is working with fantasy game developer SilentManager for the first time on this year’s fantasy league, enabling competitors to transfer riders as the season progresses and the incorporation of the World Championships into the league. SilentManager has previously worked with ESPN and TalkSport.
“For the 2011 World Cup race season we have brought in an ‘all singing and all dancing’ system that will make our Fantasy League work like a dream, be fully interactive and also a bit of fun,” explained Mike Rose, Dirt editor.
“The format is simple; you pick a team from our list of riders, the team must include four male riders and one female rider, but the team must cost no more than £675,000. You can ‘buy’ Gee Atherton for £225k, Steve Peat for £200k, last year’s dark horse Cam Cole for £175k, Bryceland for £125k, but remember, the maximum spend is £675k. And of course you need to give your team a name.”