A truly unique game! If you join the game, you get access to your own space on the website to enter your predictions. What you have to do, is to predict and report the time for each stage. The time that you think the stage winner needs to get him from start to finish. That is: in hours, minutes and seconds. The closer your prediction, the more points you get. So: this game does not care about the name of the winning rider, only the time it took him.
Difficult? No, anyone can do it. The website even provides a timetabel to aim on.
We play for fundraising mainly. There is one-time contribution of 5 euro for each contestant (children up until 15 yera's of age only pay € 2). Half the money goes to the KWF , the Dutch Cancer Society. The other half to the competition's winners.
A brief explanation of the game
What you have to do, is to predict and report the time for each stage. The time that you think the stage winner needs to get him from start to finish. That is: in hours, minutes AND SECONDS! The contestant, whose predicted time appears to be closest to that of the Tour’s stage winner, wins and gets the highest score (as much points as there are contestants). This runs down to the contestant with the worst prediction, who will get 1 point only. If your prediction matches the real winning time exactly, you will even get extra bonus points. Let’s be clear: this game doesn’t care much about which rider wins but only about the time he needs to get from start to finish. The time you predict depends on several issues, e.g. the kind of stage (flat, mountains, time trial), the weather (rain, heat, wind) and the competition between this year’s top bikers.
You can fill out the form on the website. In advance or on a day to day basis. It is possible to make changes until 11.00 PM (CET) on the day of a stage. Check the website (click on the American flag) for a complete set of rules. The results will be published on the website daily. Any questions? Hit the contact button on the website.
The game is most spectacular and fun if you fill out on a day to day basis. That way you can calculate the influences of the weather, the riders et cetera. To avoid the risk of forgetting to fill out one day (and get only 1 point) it's best to fill out the complete form in advance. You can change your prediction every day (up until 11.00 o'clock CET of the day of a specific stage.