“The are no races,” Jacques Anquetil once quipped, “only lotteries.” And nowhere is that more true than this Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix. Broken steerer tubes, rogue freight trains, cartwheeling Norwegians—in an increasingly calculated sport, it’s a welcome change to see chance play such a prominent role.
So with that in mind, I’ve created Paris-RouBingo, the bingo-style home game for Paris-Roubaix:
The rules are simple: watch the race, and mark off the incidents/sightings as they occur; first person to get five-in-a-row is the winner. Of course, if everyone used the same board the competition would be pretty boring, so here’s a blank copy in an 8.5″x11″ size you can edit and print out.
There’s even a Flickr pool where you can upload your completed board, and download those made by others. If enough boards get uploaded, you and you bike nerd friends can download randomly and play actual bingo as you watch this Sunday.