PEz SEz: PEZ-Fans – Back in the ’90s, I organized a sports pool for the Tour de France amongst my friends – most of whom didn’t know anything about cycling. I typed up the game sheet, and offered my own predictions on which riders to watch for. I charged them $10 to play. Then in 1998 I played my first online Tour fantasy game, the year Festina got kicked out for doping and a bunch of Italian teams scurried home in “protest” (and before the gendarmes arrived). But I’d picked Bobby Julich for my pool, and I actually got 2nd place in the whole game – and won a “cd”, (which I’m pretty sure I never received.)
I’ve been watching the cycling games at Zweeler.com for a few years now, the popular fantasy gaming site hosting thousands of players from Europe and in many countries around the world. And while fans in North America have been playing fantasy football, baseball and other league sports games for years – there’s been not much offered for cycling fans – until now. Bottom line is that governments here have started to modernize legislation so that players from the USA & Canada have access to play many more fantasy sports games –> ie: It is legal in most States now.
This weekend Milano-Sanremo, the first monument of 2023 dawns. You can read the PEZ Preview here – with our own picks for contenders. ‘La Primavera’ once again features the classic finale with the Cipressa and Poggio as sharp challenges. In advance, there are two top favourites: Wout van Aert and Tadej Pogačar. But Milan-Sanremo in particular regularly features a surprising winner – like Matej Mohorič last year.
So here’s your chance to have some fun, get a little more engaged in the race, and maybe even win some cash – top prize is $750. But this could go up as more players join the game.
Who will you pick as the winner?
Zweeler games’ Fantasy Milano-Sanremo offer you the chance to play team manager, pick your own riders, and take your shot at winning one of 61 prizes – including $745 cash for picking first place. You have a budget of 140 million euro to buy 13 riders of which you think are going to win the most points in the Fantasy Milano-Sanremo.
How To Play – here is a tutorial:
Why play Fantasy Cycling?
- PEZ earns a small affiliate fee from each player who signs up through the links on this page. And given the challenges we in cycling media are facing, every bit of income – and support from our readers – helps us keep this site going, so you won’t have to resort to twitter feeds and facebook posts for your cycling coverage and entertainment.
- Hey – it’s fun.
- For only $10.69 / €10 / £8,88 you get a chance to beat the other players (there are 61 prizes in General Classification), and win cash prizes (1st prize $745/€700/£620)!
Zweeler Games now open to US players.
Thanks to modern legislation, fantasy games are no longer longer defined as “gambling” in 25 US States and players are free to play.
Fantasy gaming is legal in 25 US States
Legal residents physically located in any of the fifty (50) states and Washington, DC, excluding Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington are eligible to open A User Account and participate in Contests.
** CLICK HERE to go directly to the Fantasy Milano-Sanremo**
The Fantasy Milano-Sanremo starts on Saturday 18 March 2023 at 10:10.
You have a budget of 140 million euro to buy 13 riders of which you think are going to win the most points in the Fantasy Milano-Sanremo.
The game will cost $10,69/€10/£8,88 per team and will start with a guaranteed amount of $3,700/ €3,500/ £3,075 in prizes. The first prize will be $745/€700/£620) (61 GC prizes).
Click here to register & PLAY NOW!
Zweeler is specialized in offering Fantasy Sports Games, based in the Netherlands. These games are based on real results of sporting events such as the Tour de France, Wimbledon and the World Cup Football. Players predict which sportsmen or teams perform the best and win, besides honor, one of the many cash prizes. This will make following a sport event even more fun and exciting.
For a small amount (ranging from 1 to 25 euros) you can have days, weeks or even months of fun. Each game starts with a certain a minimum amount in the prize pool. This will increase as more people enter and the prize pool increases.
Zweeler.com is operated by Zweeler Ltd, a company duly registered under the laws of Malta on the 11 of March 2010 with registration number C 48982. Zweeler Website is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). Zweeler Ltd. is registered at 209 Marina Street, Pieta’ PTA 9041, Malta and licensed to provide controlled skill gaming services under License No. MGA/SGR/C/10/2017, issued on the 1st of May 2017 by the Malta Gaming Authority in Malta Our games and services which we offer are regulated and controlled by the authorities on Malta.
To participate in the games of Zweeler, you must register first. This process takes about five minutes. Once you have registered, you can immediately create teams. These teams can be changed or deleted up until the start of a game. Even if the teams already have been paid. In the case of deletion, the cost of team will be credited back to your player account. If teams are not paid at the start of a game, they are automatically deleted by the system.
The results will be processed as soon as possible during or after a sporting event. In most cases it is a few minutes after the official result is published. When a game is finished, your profits will be transferred directly to your player account. These earnings can be refunded via Paypal, Moneybookers or wire transfer. There are different ways to deposit money on your account to pay your team(s). You can use our payment providers like Ideal, Direct Banking, bank transfer, paypal or Credit Card. Please make sure you have enough money to pay your teams, because your team can not participate if it is not paid when the game starts.
The security of payments to and from Zweeler is guaranteed by Easy Payment Gateway. Zweeler therefore does not store any payment information in its own database.
Zweeler started in the beginning of the nineties with the organization of a Fantasy Tour de France. At first there were 15 players, so all calculations could be done on paper. Year after year we more players participated and the papers were switched for an excel file. We didn’t only get more players we also started organizing more games. The Fantasy Tour de France was followed quickly by a Fantasy Cycling Year Game, Fantasy Giro d’Italia, Fantasy Vuelta a Espana and in the winter we organized a Fantasy Ice Speed Skating game.
In 2007 Zweeler went to the World Wide Web en started organizing their games for an even bigger audience. In the beginning there were predominantly Fantasy Cycling players but by offering other sports we saw many more new players enjoying our games. To grow even further we founded Zweeler Ltd on Malta and applied for a gaming license. Zweeler is growing rapidly and is expanding their Fantasy Games to other sports and other countries.
For example, there are currently over 1,250 games per year organized separately. Cycling is by far the most popular sport, but also the fans of Tennis, Football, Darts, Golf, Skiing, Biathlon, NBA, NHL, MMA, Cyclocross, Ice Speed Skating and motorized sports (Formula 1, MotoGP and Dakar can gain enough pleasure on Zweeler. Participants come from all over the world!
Measuring in 2018, more than 25,000 players competed in the games of Zweeler and there for more than 2,500,000 euros in cash prizes were already paid out. Also, software technical Zweeler continues to look for improvements and innovations to even further improve the game play experience.