Time is running out to sign up for the Inaugural Podium Cafe Virtual Directeur Sportif Challenge, where you pick your own team, register it (completely free!), and root your boys on to victory in Paris. Rules explained here, but the basics are:
- Pick 9 guys
- You have 125 points to spend on them (point values assigned in the link)
- Every team must have one Frenchman
- Winner is the team with the lowest aggregate time, calculated each day by taking the time of your top five riders that day and applying any time bonuses
- Winner gets a collection of memorabilia donated by the Podium Cafe community (pending objections)
And most importantly, the deadline is Noon Eastern time Wednesday. I think we're in the mid-20s for teams now, pending the Management Committee's review of whether Team VengaVengaVenga has "brought dishonor on the Inaugural Podium Cafe Virtual Directeur Sportif Challenge." Sorry Bethie, rules are rules. ;p
Repeated thanks to Clydesdale for running the show and even inventing a jersey (at left) to be awarded after each stage. Actual jersey due in 2007. Have at it!