~ The Tour de France 2020 ~
I'm back with Le Tour. The first Tour I posted was created back in our FMH15 days. The Tours that followed made brief appearances in other countries such as England, Holland, Belgium or Germany. The 2021 Tour also features in Denmark and that's great news of course considering we're getting the Danish league on our phones. The Tour of 2020 however is solely being ridden in France, but that doesn't mean it can't be just as fun. The previous editions were very focused on individual success. This time I've chosen to go for a combination of team as well as individual performances. Plus the option to pick different players for different stages. To you, as the Tour's team manager, the choice.
Hop on your bikes, gents..
Stage 1: Departure from Nice - Unlike earlier versions where you started with a club choice, the 2020 Tour departs from Nice. You kick things off at Olympique Gymnaste Club de Nice and are allowed 0 transfers. Better yet, there's a limit to the number of riders you may have in your cycling team. Trim your squad down from 31 to no more than 16 players (demote/release/sell) and play the entire season with the same group of 16 players. No exceptions!
Take over at OGC Nice: NO transfers + trim your squad down to 16 players - and finish the season with the exact same squad in the Top 5 of Ligue 1.
Stage 2: Southern France - Remain pedalling in the south of France, direction Mediterranean, where you have the choice of 5 southern based Ligue 1 teams. You are allowed 1 transfer from Top-5 finishers Nice or use a player already at your new club. Not a single additional buy allowed!
Move to 1 of the above clubs and sign 1 OGC Nice-player / assign a new player to score 100 gls. No additional transfers!
Stage 3: Western France - Cycle the scenic (north) west route along The Atlantic where there's another 5 clubs eagerly awaiting your delightful management. Same rules apply. You may buy any (one!) player from your Stage 1 or 2 club or make the most of your new squad as is. Make 0 extra transfers, please!
Take charge of 1 of 5 clubs and stay unbeaten for 20 games straight. Only 1 transfer in (ex-player) allowed.
Stage 4: North / East France - Wooooosh to the east and not long thereafter north where you are to select 1 out of a possible 8 new clubs for your penultimate ride. Ditto. Buy a former player (optional) from your Stage 1, 2 or 3 club or pick one from your new team. NO extra "ins" may occur.
Grab hold of a new team and sign 1 ex-player / assign a new player to assist x100. No additional transfers!
Stage 5: Arrival in Paris - This is your Final Stage. As usual we end our grueling adventure on the Champs Élysées where you're expected to land the PSG job for your final sprint towards the Arc de Triomphe. Surely PSG's got a fine selection of players for this stage. Otherwise get one from 1 of your 4 former employers. Extra buys? Big No!
Land the PSG seat and sign 1 ex-player / assign new player to score and assist a combined 250. No additional transfers!
Challenge Rules -
Unlockables: NO - Badges: YES
Follow all stage instructions
You may use duplicate players
There's NO time limit for stages
Complete all stages in 1->5 order
Club goals: YES - ITN goals: NO
Quickest to complete tops leaderboard
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