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What is a Prime?(3 posts)

What is a Prime?Brad.
Jul 22, 2001 4:36 PM
Very simply, what is a prime? I've seen it mentioned a few times in crit race stories and I just saw a bunch of them on the profile for the last leg of the tdf.

Is it a bonus time thing or something?

Jul 23, 2001 5:49 AM
To make things intersting in a crit (circuit race), they'll announce a prize and ring a bell or something, so that the leader then next time around, or the leader of the main pack if there's been a break, will get a prize. Usually bike stuff, cash, time bonus if a stage race, or a merchandise certificate.

Jul 24, 2001 9:38 AM
To avoid sounding goofy, it's pronounced "preem".