2020 Fantasy Competition around France

Byron ‘Woody’ Davy guides you through all the Fantasy hits and misses for the Tour.

Well we have finished our loop of France and for many (including myself) the likelihood of this seemed farfetched even a few months ago. In the end it was a great Tour and a great tipping contest with plenty of jostling at the top of the GC up until the end. 

In the GC, MLove (Mark Lovejoy) was thereabouts for the first two weeks and really made his move towards the end of week 2, hitting the right tips when it mattered as we reached the high mountains, where time gaps widen significantly. Hammers27 remained close but could never close that gap, staying agonisingly close after three weeks. 

In the Sprint competition Drhellus (Kaspar Lannes) was mid-pack for the first half of the Tour but his consistency was astounding, picking up sprint points almost every stage, resulting in a winning margin that was impressive to say the least. It was almost 70 points back to Rowler on 401 with a big group close behind. It’s rare we see the sprint competition won in such convincing fashion.

Similarly in the KOM Drhellus was consistent throughout the competition, picking up KOM points here and there to edge out BizzyB by 10 points. Again we have never seen a dual Sprint and KOM winner and with so many contestants this may never be seen again. Could we say Merckx-like?

And what a sweet way to end this Tour de France of 2020. Alex D and the Lanterne Rouge, two peas in a pod. They basically owned this from start to finish. Speaking from experience it’s not easy to pick a rider who will finish in the back bunch every single day but Alex D aced it.

Thanks so much for playing along, and like you, we are looking forward to the next comp!

Byron ‘Woody’ Davy, Tipping Master
CyclingTips Fantasy Competition

Prizes courtesy of 

Overall Classification Grand Prize

WINNER: Mark Lovejoy

Trek Émonda SL 6 Disc!

The Trekl Émonda SL 6 Disc has all the advantages of an ultra-light carbon road bike, with the added benefit of hydraulic discs for all-weather stopping power, fully outfitted with Shimano Ultegra. You can find out more about the Trek Émonda in our review here!

Sprint competition Prize:

WINNER: Kaspar Lannes

Bontrager Aeolus Pro 37 TLR Disc Road Wheelset

A carbon road wheel with a 37mm depth that pairs Bontrager’s latest rim profile to deliver an easy upgrade in speed, weight and stability. Find out more about this fantastic wheelset here!

KOM competition Prize:

WINNER: Kaspar Lannes

Bontrager Accessory Pack! 

– Bontrager Starvos WaveCel Helmet 
– Bontrager XXX Road Shoes
– Bontrager Flare RT Front & Rear Lights

Mailott Sable competition Prize:

WINNER: Mark Johnston

The winner of the Maillot Sable classification is the rider who is closest to one hour behind the yellow jersey (without being less than one hour behind). Thanks to Bikechart for supplying the excellent data analytics on CyclingTips for the past 21 days, and this excellent prize!

You can find out more about Bikechart’s espresso cups here.