DH Fantasy League Contest: How-To

Apr 2, 2018
by Pinkbike Staff  

HOW TO PLAY

1. SIGN UP

You must a registered Pinkbike User to play Fantasy Downhill presented by Trek. If you are not a registered Pinkbike user you can sign up for FREE.

2. CHOOSE YOUR TEAM:

Each player has a virtual $1,500,000 budget to build their Fantasy Team.

Your Fantasy Team contains 6 Team Athletes. Select 4 male athletes and 2 female athletes to complete your Fantasy Team. The riders your can choose in the Fantasy League system have been selected by the following criteria:
- The rider did at least 2 WC races last year
- The rider had at least 1 top 60 finish
- Select first year elite riders (Juniors in 2017)
- New Riders may be added round per round

Pick your rider by first clicking the Pick WC Racer button and select from the drop down menu. Repeat for all 6 Racers. You can see the value of each rider in the drop down menu.

Fantasy Downhill presented by Trek
Fantasy Downhill presented by Trek

Remember you do not have unlimited budget, so pick wisely. TIP: check riders' social media, declared plans for 2018, and early season results to help make your decisions. You do not need to spend all your budget to build your team yet you can only spend up to the $1,500,000 limit.

Once you have all your team selected, click Save.

Fantasy Downhill presented by Trek
Fantasy Downhill presented by Trek

3. MANAGE YOUR TEAM:

Every round each participant can make as many changes as you like. Your changes will be restricted by your available budget. To make changes select EDIT TEAM button and then select the rider you wish to change. Then choose your new rider from the drop down list.

Fantasy Downhill presented by Trek
Fantasy Downhill presented by Trek

Team changes are permitted up until 5:30am April 21st, 2018. After that your selections are locked in for the first race, and you can make changes to your team per round after each race. There will be a countdown timer for team changes each round.

For the final race, UCI MTB World Championships, new athletes may be added to the list of available riders.

Race Schedule:
April 21-22: (DHI) - Lošinj, Croatia

June 2-3: (DHI) - Fort William, Scotland

June 9-10: (DHI) - Leogang, Austria

July 7-8: (DHI/XCO/XCC) - Val di Sole, Italy

July 14-15: (DHI/XCO/XCC) - Vallnord, Andorra

August 11-12: (DHI/XCO/XCC) - Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada

August 25-26: (DHI/XCO/XCC) - La Bresse, France

September 4-9: UCI MTB World Championships - Lenzerheide, Switzerland


4. PLAY AGAINST YOUR FRIENDS:

Users can create a League to compete with friends. Note: You can only join one other league.

Click the CREATE LEAGUE button to create your own League. You will be asked to create a password. You can invite friends by sharing the league link and providing your password.

You can opt to join another league. Click CHANGE LEAGUE button to see a list of alternate leagues. Note: To Join a new league you may require a password as issued by the league creator.

RACE ROUND SCORING

For each round of the 2018 UCI World Cup DH circuit your Fantasy Team will accrue points based upon your athletes final placing. Points will be awarded awarded as follows:

Fantasy Contest points updated



5. WIN PRIZES

There are prizes for each round, as well as a Grand Prize for overall top team after all 8 rounds at the end of the season.

Grand Prize: The Fantasy Team with the most points after all 7 rounds of the 2018 UCI DH WC and 2018 UCI DH World Championships will WIN a Trek Session 9.9. Should there be multiple teams with the same total cumulative points scores, the grand prize will be awarded through a random draw.

Round Prizes: Each race round will have a prize for the Top Fantasy Team of that round. Should there be multiple teams with the same total points for that race round a random draw will occur to determine the prize winner.

IMPORTANT: We recommend you have your team created by April 19th 2018. 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 back log points that riders would have accrued from previous races.


The Fantasy Downhill League is Presented by Trek.



45 Comments

  • + 22
 When the riders look how much there worth on here ,there’s gonna be some major piss taking fur sure
  • + 7
 why is 14th 85 points? doesn't make sense
  • + 2
 changing this. good catch.
  • + 1
 @karl-burkat: Why does it say I have 0 points after todays race?
  • + 1
 I messaged pinkbike and they said all teams should be updated by tomorrow. @Spillner:
  • + 1
 Does the "league creator" need to send / share the link to the league or can I find it on my own (which I haven't been able to do). I have password but they aren't able to send / share at this moment and are "technically" challenged to boot! Smile
  • + 1
 If you know the name of the league, you can click join league and look for it in the list
  • + 3
 The save button is not coming up on my phone. Android. Whats up with that? I dont have a laptop.
  • + 1
 It's a cool contest! But it's a bit annoying that it is possible to "buy" riders which is not going to race, they are not on the riders list at all..
  • + 2
 What is the reason why some of us did not get any points? I had a good number of my team finish in the top 10.
Thanks
  • + 2
 Why are there no junior women starting in elite 2018 to pick from? The selection is limited enough for women.
  • + 1
 If points for men and women are equal, then statistically speaking you should invest heavily in your female riders.
  • + 1
 How come I’ve ended up with 0points despite my team having 3 top ten finishers?
  • + 1
 I had 3 riders on the podium yet I’ve scored 0 points how does that work pinkbike ?
  • + 1
 It’s all still updating.
  • + 2
 Can't find "Create League" button to compete with friends. Where is it?
  • + 1
 @kerberos: I still do not see the button for create new league.
  • + 1
 @klondick: So you created a team as I can see: www.pinkbike.com/contest/fantasy/?teamid=14721
Below your riders there are two buttons, the right one says "Create League".
  • + 1
 i cant save my team ive tried with a diferent account but still cant crate it
  • + 1
 What happens when you click save?
  • + 2
 > until 5:30am April 21st, 2018
what timezone?
  • + 2
 PST.
  • + 1
 @karl-burkat: I tried to edit my team about 10 mins before the deadline clock on the PB main page went to zero. Then a message showed up that changing teams was already closed. Why that?
  • + 1
 A bit annoying that it is possible to "buy" riders which is not going to race, they are not on the riders list at all..
  • + 1
 If you don't use your entire budget, does the excess get transferred to the next race?
  • + 2
 you get the same amount for every race. so no it wouldn't become larger for the next race. interesting idea though
  • + 1
 My trust on ol dawg .. brendog kind of stuff for wc #1 .. way to go freeracer!
  • + 2
 looks like Dirt Fantasy League, only pinker
  • + 3
 Except that Dirt Fantasy League was a total Fail. I knew more than a dozen people who started and not one single person who put up with their mistakes, inconsistencies and slow updates all the way to the end.
  • + 1
 @jm2e: Dirt had a few good years back around 2012 / 2013, but I agree that the last time they did this it was total garbage... 2016 was the last one, I think.
  • + 1
 @jm2e: at one point i was 12/8500 halfway through a season but the website crapped out and caused me to miss a race so dropped about 1000 places. I'm glad to see a new version on pinkbike
  • + 1
 Do you need to fill all six spots or can you have empty spots in your roster ?
  • + 2
 no empty spots possible. you gotta fill it up
  • + 1
 Thanks !
  • + 1
 Why can't I see a save button on any browser or any device I use?
  • + 1
 Once you pick all riders for your team, you will get a button to save. Still not getting it?
  • + 1
 @karl-burkat: I found it a bit irritating myself at first. There's no way to save an uncomplete team, like a draft. But once you are complete, it can be saved. Similiar issue is you can't remove a rider, in order to disencumber your budget, you can just substitute a rider. No big deals though.
  • + 2
 @karl-burkat: Oh... I didn't realize you had to fill all the slots to get a save button.
  • + 1
 What about people with no pinchi Facebook!!!!
  • + 1
 the save button wont come up
  • + 1
 once you pick all 6 riders, you'll be able to save the team. let me know if that isn't working.
  • + 1
 The save button is not visible for me??!
  • - 1
 Wont let me join another league - get fked fantasy league!

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