It's been a few weeks since we last posted a Weekly News. Partly because the summer months are quieter, but also because normal writer Ian Butler has been short of time. So this week i am stepping into to fill the gap, let's see how it goes.
PCM Daily Expansion Pack: Update In The Works
If you've been reading the PCM.Daily Projects sub-forum you might have seen some posts hinting at a new update for the expansion pack. Well now we can confirm that a small post-Vuelta update is coming! It will contain: a post-Vuelta stats update, bug fixes and some othr surprises. Details are being closely guarded for the moment so keep an eye out for more information in the next week or two.
Ian Butler Stepping Down
Yesterday one of the newest Admins, Ian Butler, announced that he would be stepping down from his Admin position. First brought to the Admins attention last week he made a short statement in Cafe Pedro 9. It's a shame to see him go and we will miss his input on the Weekly News, Story Spotlight and other projects he helped around with.
Story of the Month: August
No official competition was held for August, but Mre did pick out winners for both the Main and New Story competitions.
Story of the Month: Il Bimbo d'bronzo by Re Leone
New Story of the Month: The 1980's by zuff
Both stories had great months and made real advances. Re Leone joins the elite club of writers who have won both the New and Main Story awards.
The ManGame has been on a string of races recently. Earlier in the week we saw Janez Brajkovic take an incredibly close victory, 2 seconds!, over Benat Intxausti and Fabian Duarte in the Tour of Vancouver.
At C2 level a terrific Tour de Bretagne saw Timothy Duggan victorious ahead of Wilson Marentes and Grega Bole. This race showing off that lower levels can mean better action.
Finally the ProTour is back in action! Francesco Ginanni of Pokerstars.com took a shock win in La Fleche Wallone. Simone Ponzi and Yuri Trofimov completed the high quality podium. Up next is La Doyenne and it is guaranteed to deliver action.
Story Games Progress
The Story Games sub-section saw some huge progress this week. Firstly the ICL, run by Bikex, completed its Vuelta a Espana. The final GT of the opening season saw a great battle between Purito and Froomebot, with the Brit taking the honors late on. The first season of the ICL is drawing towards a close but there is still some action to witness.
EPIC also passed a big milesone. After a whole month, and a false start, the Tour de France rolled down the Champs Elysees. One of the greatset Tours in history delivered in every aspect! A GC battle to rival Lemond-Fignon saw Quintana and Froome go toe-to-toe until the very final ascent on Stage 20. The Points Jersey was decided by a single point, on the Champs! In between was non-stop action. Go and catch up in the Tour de France Thread credits to Cycleman for reporting
Thread of the Week
Finally we come to Thread of the Week. It's been busy on Dail with the Vuelta drawing lots of discussion. Also the Tour of Britain and Canadian Classics have seen the Other Races thread plenty busy. But i have to give the award to Other sports on PCM for being neither about PCM or Sports... But it was the funniest thread of the year so far, guaranteed!