Tour de France 2015 Gameplay Trailer
Last week we had a "teaser trailer" which had some nice cinematics but told us nothing new about the upcoming games. Well Cyanide/Focus have now given us something genuinely interesting with a Gameplay Trailer for the TDF console games! Watch it on Youtube here.
Nice looking graphics and a re-designed HUD. Tons of official and licensed teams and riders, but still without a few here and there (Sky, Etixx, BMC and Trek missing). But it's got all the stages of the 2015 Tour.... plus the Criterium International and Criterium Dauphine! Gotta say i'm excited by ProTeam mode as well as the Descent Challenge mode.
All told it looks very good with some nice advances and additions compared to previous versions. Even if they are still obsessed with the thought of Pinot in Yellow and him sprinting on the Champs-Élysées.
Giro Week Three
The culminating week of the seasons first Grand Tour. The opening two weeks have been packed with action and talking points and even if Alberto now holds a sizable gap to Aru if we've learnt anything so far it's that this Giro is just ready to flip things on their head at any moment!
Keep abreast of it all in the 2015 Giro d'Italia - Week Three (24th - 31st May) thread. Every day members of the site provide some top quality stage previews and then everyone can discuss the events as they happen and long into the following evening.
The Transfer Period finished on Thursday evening and the dust has just about settled. The PT managers are busy planning their riders seasons whilst the PCT and CT managers will get started on those tasks in the coming days. WildCards have been given out and the pre-season Bay Cycling Classic series is setting up and becoming a real cornerstone of the season.
Story Game Summary
EPIC is currently running through Continental Championships. Taylor Phinney (BMC) won the American TT. Chris Froome (Sky) won the European TT. Po-Ding Kim (CSS) win the Afrusian TT. The Road Race events should be coming this week.
CX:ND Season 2 is picking speed back up. Next up is the first NES event to showcase the "best of the rest" riders in Perth. There are still some excellent talents on show and it should be a great race before the circus moves onto the Americas.
Thread of the Week
The Giro thread would be the obvious pick, and by now you should know i don't do the obvious pick if i can help it. I also refuse to pick the Eurovision thread. I am still going to go with a Cycling forum thread though. The Giro is far from the only race hapening at the moment so my Thread of the Week is the Other Races 2015 thread!