20 Years ago, a cycling board game I designed ( "Cyclo - The game"®)was publised by a small publisher , thanks to the sponsor I found: Daikin Europe. I was trilled by the oportunity Daikin gave me, but less happy with what the publisher did. OK, the design adaptation towards plates to define the outlook of the race was a change I accepted, but the change in the rules was without my consent. As the rulebook was made in 6 languages, the publisher had made modifications to shorten the text, so also the number of pages, limiting the costs. It was no longer the ulimate cycling board game I had in mind.
A few years later, "Lotto" also sponsored for a number of sets.
The publisher - (Brand - X games) did not survive the 2008 crisis.
A few years ago, I found a french site that did sell 1/32 cycling figures, with a modern outlook.
It revived my intrest in Cyclo, and I decided to modernise the game.
The intention of my project is to make a printable game: rules, track, banners, cyclist, all printable in pdf. tracks, banners and cyclists can then be cut out and glued on cardboard. Only the dice should be purchased separately. A year ago, I was ready with track, banners, and had purchased the plastic cyclists.
As also I am now at home for the next few months (heath problem), I started with the final stage of the project: printable cyclists, some final modifications to the rule and the banners.
Maybe, I will present the game to a new publisher, but as over the years, cycling games were not successful, hope is limited. So possibly, I will just offer it online.