The first Grand Tour of the year is almost upon us, which means it’s time for another CyclingTips Fantasy Competition.

Last year we introduced a new points scoring system to make for a better fantasy competition. The new system rewards you with points for picking a rider in the top 10 of each stage, and the points scale is the same on every stage. In other words, you’ll get as many points for picking a sprint stage winner as you will for picking a mountaintop finish winner. Meanwhile, if you miss your proverbial throw at the start list dartboard on a breakaway day, you’ll be in the same boat as if you picked the 11th fastest finisher in a bunch kick, instead of being a seemingly insurmountable five minutes down on GC.

More on exactly how this works below.

As with previous editions, of course you can enter solo, but the real fun is in the mini leagues – so gather some cycling mates, join a mini league or create one and let the competition begin!

Naturally we’ll be keeping you up to date daily throughout the competition with details on how the various category leaderboards are progressing, as well as plenty of tips from the CyclingTips team on the ground and from further afield.


1. You choose a rider per stage. You get GC points based on where the rider finishes in the stage, as well as KOM and Sprint points. See the competition rules for a breakdown of the points allocation.

2. Each rider you choose has his points go towards your overall total. The person with the highest points at the end of the competition wins.

3. You can only choose a rider once throughout the race.

There is also kudos on the line for the overall KOM and Sprint winners, and a Lanterne Rouge prize as well. What happens if you accidentally miss a stage? No problem: you’re not out of the game. You can read the full rules here.

You can also create mini-leagues to compete with your friends, colleagues or family, either for bragging rights or you can offer prizes of your own!

NOTE: Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, May 11, 2022 (stage 5). Late entries will receive the default picks (see rules) for stages missed.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below!