**New players most welcome - feel free to join in and ask anything that I have not explained well enough to understand** Roolz are similar to what we ended up with last year (maybe with some additional randomness thrown in which will be announced prior to any race) Teh Roolz Predictions to be submitted via this thread before the stage/race starts - some leeway will be given on occasions, but not when decisive moves have been made and deffo not 2 miles before the end of the stage/race Three riders prediction per stage/race. One rider prediction for any of the "jerseys" for multi-stage races - I'll announce the "jersey" competitions prior to multi-stage races. Points will be awarded for 1st-5th for each stage/race as well as for overall picks - I'll announce the scores for each race as they approach and will throw in a few double points stages/races. No penalties for not making a prediction in any race. Points will be collated and published as soon after races/stages as I can. There is no overall league so players can join in as they want - I might have an overall "Spring Classics/Semi-Classics/Other Single Day Races in Spring" table but that will depend how busy I am; I am unlikely to be busy as I lead a shite life... There are no prizes. And please no spoilers, keep those for the race chat threads. I had been considering throwing in some less well-known events but the pre-event internet coverage might not be great so decided to keep it "mainstream". There are also a few events which clash so I have made a call on which ones to go with, but happy to be flexible if the consensus is that another event takes precedence. I have also included Female events where I can. The Races I plan to include are: January 19th - 24th Tour Down Under February 3rd - 6th Dubai Tour 8th - 12th Tour of Qatar 17th - 22nd Tour of Oman 27th Oomlop Het Nieuwsblad Male and Female 28th Kuurne - Brussels - Kuurne March 5th Strade Bianche 6th - 13th Paris-Nice 19th Milan-San Remo 25th E3 Harelbeke 27th Gent-Wevelgem Male and Female April 3rd Flanders Male and Female 4th - 9th Pais Vasco 10th Paris-Roubaix 17th Amstel Gold 20th Fleche Wallone Male and Female 24th LBL 26th - 1st May Tour of Romandie May 6th - 29th Giro d'Italia June 5th - 12th Dauphine July 2nd - 24th Tour de France 24th La Course Feminine 30th London GP Female 31st Ride London Classic <snigger> August 6th, 7th, 10th The 'lympics road events 11th - 16th The 'lympics track events - 10 events being competed, not sure whether to include all or select events so open to comment and persuasion either way 20th - 11th September LaVuelta September 20th August - 11th La Vuelta (I may include 6th - 13th Tour of Britain but that would be a cross-over with the Vuelta so if someone else wants to volunteer...) 19th - 25th Eneco Tour October 1st Il Lombardia 9th - 16th Worlds Hopefully I have all the dates correct, if not just let me know. And if there are any female events that run alongside male events or which do not clash with other events please let me know. So, as Delia Smith would say, "Let's be 'avin' ye".