FSA Directeur Sportif
For VDS purposes, this week of cycling is perhaps the most important for learning and guessing about the various riders vying for a place in our teams. For non-VDS purposes, it’s still pretty damn useful. Did we find out anything, though?
Whereas many cycling fans will be comfortable enough with their vast knowledge of cycling to simply dive in and pick a team of 25 for our men's version of the FSA DS competition some might feel that they don't know enough to pick a women's team. This should in no way hinder you, here are some helpful hints and pointers to get you on your way. You can trust my advice, I've played for years and never even came close to winning!
The official closing time of the FSA DS submissions has come and gone. Unfortunately though we had some problems with the mail from the FSA DS server so people had some last minute problems. Therefore those people will have until 12:00 CET March 1 to enter their teams.
Of course as any sound Podiumcafe reader your highest wish in life is to build an FSA DS team that steamrolls the spring classics and lands you squarely in the lead after April. What happens thereafter is of less consequence, let the lesser folk scrabble for the puny leftovers after the races that truly matter. In women's racing there isn't quite the same prestige in a few iconic races but you can still build a team to focus on the hard, gritty spring races. You can still have a team that wins where it matters . You can still be the King or Queen of April.
Starting with Strade Bianche tomorrow and Paris-Nice Sunday, the FSA Directeur Sportif competition goes into high gear for ... pretty much the rest of 2013.