I feel like these quotes are becoming too self-referential. - CountArach (Weekly News #193)
The Weekly News is back!
Yes, that's right - I've already resorted to stating the obvious in my first ever Weekly News! With TheManxMissile currently unable to produce the Weekly News, for the foreseeable future I will be writing it. So if anyone has anything they particularly would like me to reference in here at any point, then drop me a message and I'll see what I can do.
The Cycling Season Gets Underway
This week has seen the start of both the Tour Down Under and the Tour de San Luis, with many big names taking part. However, it has been a case of youngsters stealing the show so far with both Caleb Ewan, Jay McCarthy and Fernando Gaviria taking impressive victories across the two races so far. More details can be found in the Other Races and Tour Down Under threads.
Racing has also begun in Africa, with Andrea Palini and Adrien Petit battling hard for the lead of that old Man-Game favourite, La Tropicale Amissa Bongo. And, in an event that seems to have been missed by many, it is the time of year that the Asian Cycling Championships take place. Normally dominated by the more well known Asian nations, this year has seen a bit of an upset. In the U23 ITT, 21 year old Mongolian rider Maral-erdene Batmunkh took the win - the first Asian Cycling Championship by a Mongolian. And for that, he is my unofficial cyclist of the week.
Fantasy Competitions Galore!
With the advent of the new cycling season, the inaugural PCM Daily Fantasy Cycling Season has begun in earnest. There hasn't been an official rankings update yet, but roturn has very kindly listed the starters from the game in each race - check it out here!
The Velogames competition has also returned, with the fantasy Tour Down Under. Roturn has created a league, and there is the hope that eventually a season long competition will emerge - as suggested by ringo182. Check back in next week's news to find out who won, I'd give you a standings update but I forgot to sign up for it...
Graphical Assistance Wanted
The PCM.daily DB team are looking for assistance with the creation of jerseys for the upcoming 2016 DB. All offers of help are appreciated, as without it the work of volunteers there would be no Daily DB. So please check out their thread here and do whatever you can to help out. Thanks!