The Flanders Classics youtube channel has just uploaded a number of full race packages from the recent editions.
I love a good fantasy cycling game and I have been playing the Procycling Stats prediction game (based on allocating riders in a star system like Hiet Nieuwsblad) for years.
Recently I picked up on their rider trading game, ProcyclingGame which sees you allocated EUR5m to buy and sell riders based on a share price and cumilative prize money. ,
Whilst the races have dried up, you are still able to trade riders and their prices are moving. I made a decent whack on Damien Gaudin of Total/Direct Energie this week so all is good.
However to make sure there is some level of pace to the game there is a new version called History-ProcyclingGame launching.
It’s starting with the 2014 season so whilst you may know the results of the upcoming races, does the budget allow you to get the right people in for short term profit or the long game?
I hope you join in with this venture as it will be taking the developers a lot of time and effort to get up and running.
It’s all free and if you trade riders currently you can just use the same account log in and team name details.
My team is Deeping Dynamoes if you would like to track my progress.
I have long since stopped wondering about what the cycling season 2020 will hold for me and for the pro sport in general.
It’s about keeping fit and motivated in my garage and on the patio on the turbo trainer. Of course, there is still the option to ride outdoors in the UK but so far I have not felt like that would be the best course of action for me personally and have chosen to stay home.
Everyone is counting the cost of risk to health and lost jobs so cycling as a sport can be put into perspective. I have started to miss the sport and am sure that when it does return I will appreciate the racing and the scenery shown on TV even more.
Like many I am looking retrospectively at races from yesteryear using the gift of Youtube.
A lot of websites are doing reviews of old races and that might be something I pursue going forward.
If you are asking here is my favourite race of all time…
So, enjoy and stay safe.
We are all going to have a bit more time (possibly) as a result of the current situation. So let’s use it wisely!
I am going to learn the piano (maybe), but before that I am going to keep up to date with the excellent recycle podcast from Eurosport.
Make sure you give it a listen. Series 2 has longer episodes so there is more to keep you going on the turbo.
I didnt choose the turbo life…
However I have been out on the roads this week before first light and it just felt eerie and odd.
So despite being annoyed at how long winter in the garage has felt, I am going to be training in there for the majority of our partial lock down.
See you on Tacx maybe?
Here is a link to this weeks episode.