Game Description:The race is on again in this 2008 edition of the Tour de France cycling simulation. You'll play as the general manager of one of 65 official cycling teams and will handle all aspects of a professional team's season. Numerous duties, including team recruiting, transfers, contracts, training and handling finances are required for you to create and manage the most competitive team. Throughout the 180 real-time 3D playable races, it's up to you to determine and put into action the best strategies by combining tactics, attacks, relays and much more.
Improved over the previous edition, the management side of the game has been given extra depth with many new elements. It has an entirely new stamina system, a more realistic progression curve for each rider and a new young talent recruiting system with a more aggressive AI. This year, the racing is even more realistic, with the most advanced rider AI yet plus highly detailed rider models and animations. The 2008 edition also includes a new improved user interface, lighting system and more detailed, richer environments with a large variety of buildings and landscapes. And for the first time in the series, impressive "track racing" events are available. Choose track events such as cycle speedway, Kierin and elimination to challenge your team's track racing skills.