It's over! The battle's lost and won! Thankyou so much to everyone who took part; you make Fox the special place it is.
So, in the final reckoning, we have the following to award:
We're entering our final week of the Vuelta. The avatar riders have been doing well, earning points for our Fox riders in the studio.
Geniez (AG2R la Mondiale) won stage 12 which has seen Mel earn 100 whole points, giving her a respectable lead, but not a safe one.
In stage 13, we saw Rodriguez (Caja Rural) join a large breakaway and earn 15 points for Sue, and then in stage 15, van Poppel (Lotto NL Jumbo) score a breakaway and therefore 15 points for Rachael P, and Schultz (Caja Rural) join in (since everyone else was) and join the breakaway too, earning 15 points for LauraB.
Rather unwisely, we asked social media what it thought of bringing back the PainCave.
Rather unwisely, it thought it was a great idea.
And there we have it - the first PainCave of the 2018-2019 season will take place 7am-9am (yes!) on Sunday 16th September (um, that's next week.) This is also the last day of the Vuelta a Fox, and therefore also the last stage of the Vuelta a Espana (a nice little bike race in Spain) - so we'll be having some Vuelta-related fun and frolics, because you're going to need something to take your mind off the 2 hours of endurance your little legs are going to be pedalling through.
*Vuelteros - don't pass up on this opportunity for 2 hours of glorious MEP-earning potential; it could mean all the difference!
It's the inaugural PainCave of the year - what could be more fun - and this one's 2 whole beautiful hours for only 1 ride credit! Bargain! Click the magnificent button below to book your place:
Well it's already got very interesting and we're only a little more than a week in.
The Avatar Riders have been working hard with de Tier (Liz S) and van Poppel (Rachael P) pedalling their socks off for Lotto NL Jumbo and each earning 15 points. Vicky and Laura B managed to bag 15 and 30 points respectively in a class challenge.
Movistar managed to find themselves a super-sharp pair of pointy elbows apiece, and someone (actually it was Vicky) send Laura B a wobbly wheel which meant she lost 10 points.
Confused? It gets worse. Gourgeard, who is the avatar rider for Cupid (AG2R la Mondiale) was doing nicely and earning 15 points for breakaway effort not once but twice, then got a hurty and was forced to withdraw. That means Cupid's just lost all his points. Bad luck, mate.