DH Fantasy League Contest: How-To

Feb 8, 2019 at 7:12
by Pinkbike Staff  



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.


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 2018 )
- 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 2019, 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


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 25th, 2019. 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 UCI MTB World Championships, new athletes may be added to the list of available riders.

Race Schedule:
Round #1: March 21-22 World Cup DH (Lousa, Portugal)
Round #2: May 2-3 World Cup DH (Maribor, Slovenia)
Round #3: May 9-10 World Cup DH (Losinj, Croatia)
Round #4: June 6-7 World Cup DH (Fort William, Scotland)
Round #5: June 19-21 World Cup DH (Vallnord, Andorra)
Round #6: August 21-23 World Cup DH (Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada)
Round #7: September 5-6 World Championships DH (Leogang, Austria)
Round #8: September 11-13 World Cup DH (Val di Sole, Italy)
Round #9: September 18-20 World Cup DH (Les Gets, France)


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.


For each round of the 2020 UCI World Cup DH circuit your Fantasy Team will accrue points based upon your athletes' final placing. Points will be awarded awarded as follows:



There are prizes for each round, as well as a Grand Prize for overall top team after all 9 rounds at the end of the season.

Grand Prize: The Fantasy Team with the most points after all 8 rounds of the 2020 UCI DH WC and 2020 UCI DH World Championships will WIN a Trek Slash 9.9 with SRAM and Rockshox components. 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 March 20th 2020. 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.

The Fantasy Downhill League is Presented by Trek.


MENTIONS: @trek / @SramMedia

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  • 5 1
 I mean unless she's injured obviously Rachel.
  • 2 0
 Little bit shame that the list of Pinkbike Fantasy riders doesn't completly include riders from the "The Complete Guide to the 2019 World Cup DH Teams" plus Ropelato guy
  • 3 0
 Where is the create league button?
  • 1 0
 Why are all the Fantasy rosters still visible for everyone to see? Shouldn't they be hidden from competitors prior to them being locked before the race?
  • 3 0
 Got to add Ropelato to the athletes
  • 2 0
 Where’s the mystery “Create League” Button?
  • 1 0
 Quick question - will the world champs count for sure? doesn't appear so in the team creator but this list indicates so
  • 1 0
 Yea I need to create a league too

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