It’s that time of year again, as the season is nearly upon us, and a whole crop of Directeur Sportif games. There are loads of them out there, but I have my favourite – Podium Café’s FSA DS. There’s a men’s and a women’s side, and as you can imagine, I love the women’s cycling one the best.
It’s a simple premise – you have up to 150 points to spend on 15 riders, and apart from the fact you can’t spend more than 100 points on riders in the 20+ categories, that’s the entire of the rules. if you want to pick riders from all one country, or all one real team, or whose names begin with E you can – it’s all up to you. People play this who follow women’s cycling obsessively, or who don’t know anything about the peloton and are using this as a great way to learn – there’s no pressure, it’s just for fun!
The deadline for picking your team is 28th February 2014, and here are some resources:
- The Game website (you may need to hit the button for the women’s game at the top) – you”ll need to sign up for it, and it’s completely free, you won’t get spammed or anything like that
- Podium Café post introducing the game – and the PdC section for game posts
- Some ramblings from me on the women’s side, with conversation (and other people’s tips) in the comments
- Jens has written a great guide to how to make a team to crush the Spring Classics (and how Flandriennes are from the Netherlands!)
You can set up your own mini-league if you like, and Dan and I will probably set up an unofficial Unsanctioned Women’s FSA DS league – if you’d like to join it and compete directly with us (and destroy Dan…) then tell us your team name in the comments, tweet me at @_pigeons_ or email me at prowomenscycling [at] gmail [dot] com. I love this game, and I hope you will too!