|Rules for pro races||oldschool|
May 29, 2003 5:39 AM
|Where can I find a FAQ for the rules behind races like the Giro and Tour? I've been cycling for about 15 years, but many of the points-rules are less than obvious for a non-racer. For example, why are sprinter points awarded to the front-runners of the peloton minutes after a multi-man breakaway has passed through? It seems the sprinter points should go to the first few riders that pass a given point (to me anyway). And what is an 'intergiro'? Bob/Phil/Paul mention it about 20 times a night, but I have yet to hear an explanation.|
|can you read Italian?||mohair_chair|
May 29, 2003 6:24 AM
|The official Giro site is http://www.gazzetta.it/speciali/giro2003/. There is an English translation. If you click on "Rules" you'll get the official rule book, all in Italian.
As for handing out points, I don't know what the rule is, but there are probably points for the first N riders, where N is 5 or 10 or whatever. So a three-man breakaway takes the first three, and there are still two or seven slots left for the peloton when it comes through.