Fantasy XC League: LAST CHANCE to Build Your Team Ahead of Round 1 - Albstadt XC World Cup 2021

May 7, 2021
by Pinkbike Staff  

Pick your dream XC World Cup team and you could be in the running to walk home with a Scott Spark kitted out with Rockshox SID suspension and SRAM AXS components!

Get ready to show your skills for picking winners, at the 6 round UCI World Cup series and the 2020 UCI World Championships in Val Di Sole. With a fictional budget of $1.5 million you will choose your ultimate team of 6 riders (3 men, 3 women) and go to battle in the Fantasy XC League. Each round you can make changes to your team and you can be apart of 2 mini-leagues and compete against your friends. Each race round will have feature prizing for the overall Top Team of the round and then at the end of the 7-race series we crown the overall Fantasy XC Champion and present the Grand prize of a complete bike!

Sound good? Build your team today!


Prizes

Grand Prize
Season Overall

At the end of the season the overall Fantasy XC Champion will win a Scott Spark with a World Cup race ready spec featuring SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, RockShox SID Ultimate, RockShox Reverb AXS, SRAM Level ULT brakes


First Round Prize
May 9, 2021 // Albstadt, Germany

The winner of the first round will walk away with a SRAM GX Eagle AXS upgrade kit. The SRAM GX Eagle AXS upgrade kit provides you with everything you need to make your existing Eagle drivetrain wireless. Backwards compatible with both our original and expanded range Eagle Cassettes, the boundary to the next generation of shifting has never been more open.






IMPORTANT: To maximize your chances to win the Grand Prize World Cup race ready bike kitted out with Rockshox SID suspension and SRAM AXS components, we recommend you have your team created by May 7, 2021. You will want to maximize your points score and have your team present for all races. Teams created at a time after races have previously occurred earlier will not be eligible to backlog points that riders would have accrued from previous races.

2021 Race Schedule:

05.09.2021 - XC World Cup #1 - Albstadt, Germany
05.16.2021 - XC World Cup #2 - Nove Mesto, Czech Republic
06-12.2021 - XC World Cup #3 - Leogang, Austria
07.03.2021 - XC World Cup #4 - Les Gets, France
08.28.2021 - XC World Championships - Val Di Sole, Italy
09.04.2021 - XC World Cup #5 - Lenzerheide, Switzerland
09.18.2021 - XC World Cup #6 - Snowshoe, USA

Good luck!


The Fantasy XC League is Presented by RockShox and SRAM.




75 Comments

  • 65 1
 We could just congratulate @dolores and be done with Fantasy for this year
  • 10 0
 No worries I think he is busy on one of his two new bikes FFS!
  • 8 0
 Is he even allowed to play again this year?
  • 87 1
 n+1
  • 45 0
 A fictional budget of $1.5 million...so enough to buy most of the top 40 riders then?
  • 6 0
 @pinkbike They should adjust all the salaries to the survey results they just published
  • 23 0
 Is this the quickest way to get a GX upgrade kit?
  • 1 0
 @dolores: lostco in the US had all the individual components to put together a GX AXS drivetrain the other day. They are out of controllers now but still have derailleurs and batteries. But, no upgrade kit itself.
  • 5 0
 >mfw
>been painstakingly following all of the Swiss Cup and Italian Championship races this Spring to see how rider form is this year, but I know it's meaningless, because some lucky person who doesn't even follow XCO will somehow guess all the right names
  • 12 0
 it was worth it to me last year tup
  • 7 0
 My dream team is that we actually have a season of racing.
  • 5 0
 So is the grand prize a Scott or is that just a place holder? I won't win it anyway, but it's nice to know what I'm pretending I have a shot at.
  • 2 0
 It has been updated to: Scott Spark @ 1:55 am (UTC) May 5, 2021
but it does not say if it will have Syncros' Silverton SL wheels tup
  • 4 0
 Free Tip: Helen Grobert is banned until 2022 due to doping, you should not take her into your team.
www.pinkbike.com/news/german-xc-racer-helen-grobert-banned-for-4-years-for-failed-doping-test.html
  • 3 0
 Mona Mitterwallner has 4 top 5's already this season, including a win in the Swiss Cup. Courtney - who's second place in said Swiss Cup is hailed as a show of form - was 105 seconds behind her in that race. Mona Mitterwallner is not on the XC fantasy list.
  • 1 0
 She is 19, she's racing U23. You can't pick her because she not racing the same race.
  • 3 0
 @yellowtree: ahh, I see. Guess I’m the idiot here. Smile
  • 5 1
 The grand prize has Fantasy written all over it.

Hmmmm does that mean I get a NFT of the bike because it's stuck on the Evergreen or in fragmented back-orders till 2023?
  • 5 0
 No leona lecomte or Pidcock ?
  • 7 0
 They've been added in!
  • 6 0
 @sarahmoore: Thank you.
Also missing Laura stigger, Antoine Philipp and Jose Gerardo Ulloa Arevalo
  • 8 2
 @sarahmoore: And Mona Mitterwalner won last weekend
  • 3 0
 @fabwizard: I think Mona is racing U23, not elite
  • 3 0
 @yellowtree: I've added in those three riders.
  • 2 0
 @sarahmoore: Thank you, now lets hope we get lots of racing this season.
  • 5 0
 @yellowtree: Fingers crossed!!!!
  • 5 0
 @sarahmoore: and the Olympics? Will they be included as part of the fantasy contest?
  • 4 0
 @sarahmoore: add Jenn Jackson please
  • 12 0
 @scissors888: Yah! I didn't come all the way to Europe to race but not be able to bet on myself in the fantasy pool.
  • 2 0
 @jackkson: If you win I'll take the bike off your hands, sponsor conflicts and all that
  • 2 0
 @jackkson: YEAH! Canadian site omitting a Canadian rider. The HORROR! still waiting for the add though
  • 4 0
 @scissors888: Jenn Jackson was robbed
  • 1 0
 @sarahmoore: Is Peter Sagan racing any xc this year?
  • 1 1
 @sarahmoore: Do you know if:

1. XCC counts for points, and
2. You can change your roster after XCC and before XCO?
  • 2 0
 @tmas17: I'll cut you a COVID price for it
  • 1 0
 @nattyd: XCC doesn’t count for Fantasy League and you can’t change your roster between XCC and XCO.
  • 1 0
 @sarahmoore: Could you add Nina Benz? She performed better than Jolanda Neff in the last swiss cup
  • 1 0
 @sarahmoore: add Martins Blums mountainbikeracingteam.com/martins-blums please. Too late now, but you can also remove Petersons from list, as hes not been riding for few years.
  • 4 0
 2021: When winning a bike in a contest is statistically more likely than buying one.
  • 6 0
 ADD JENN JACKSON !!
  • 3 0
 I am going to enter here. I have a better chance of getting a new cassette by winning this than by buying one from a shop.
  • 2 0
 Where's Savilla Blunk? She had an amazing race at the Swiss Cup last weekend
  • 2 0
 Why doesn’t XC show up when I click the Fantasy tab one the homepage? Is that just me?
  • 1 0
 No it's not. Same with me.
  • 3 0
 It would be cool if I actually had a chance of winning.
  • 2 0
 Insert whiny comment here. I clicked 6 names and crossed my fingers. That bike looks awesome! Smile
  • 1 2
 For f*ck sake, can you update rider list once in few years?

For example Latvian rider (Petersons) who isn't starting for 3-4 seasons is still in list, while other (Blums) who won U23 World Cup in 2017 and participated in all season, including this is still not included.

At least pretend to care.
  • 2 0
 Is it just the XCO race that counts? Or both the XCC and XCO?
  • 1 0
 Can we choose that amateur dude who got banned for PEDs?

[alleged] [alleged] [alleged] - insert where needed.
  • 1 0
 YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 As a few posters already asked, does short track XCC race count, or is it only Sunday XCO races?
  • 1 0
 Pretty sure its only XCO, that's how it was last year
  • 1 0
 I don't care about winning. I just want to beat my buddies and lord it over them.
  • 2 0
 Let’s get Cole Paton and Savilia Blunk on there!
  • 1 0
 *Prizes will be awarded during the 2022 season.... maybe
  • 2 2
 So, when I win, can you guarantee immediate delivery of the bike or will it be in 2022?
  • 1 0
 How come I cant pick Jenn Jackson
  • 2 0
 Definitely getting last!
  • 1 0
 Is Mona Mitterwallner racing elites?
  • 1 0
 I can confirm that she will compete in the Women's Under 23 category tup
  • 2 0
 @dolores: so that’s how you do so well. You have accurate rider lists.
  • 1 0
 @dolores: Do you know if:

1. XCC counts for points, and
2. You can change your roster after XCC and before XCO?
  • 1 0
 @dolores: Thanks. I read [2] but the usage of "round" and "race" are unclear:

"you can make changes to your team per round..."

That reads like your interpretation... but

"Your selections are locked in for the first race" is ambiguous because, you know, XCC is a "race".
  • 1 0
 Are there going to be trivia quizzes this year?
  • 1 0
 Ho no! Don't mix Trivia and Fantasy! My nightmare and the end of the fun for me!
  • 1 0
 Any accurate rider lists?
  • 1 0
 Do Shorttrack points also count?
  • 1 0
 where do we watch the races
  • 1 0
 I'm so glad to win this contest hihi
  • 1 0
 Pidcock?
  • 1 0
 He’s in now
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