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I ned a FAQ on bike racing . . . . .(5 posts)

I ned a FAQ on bike racing . . . . .Grinder
Jul 31, 2001 5:51 PM
such as what are classics, what do the different jerseys represent, and so forth. is there anything like that out there??
re: I ned a FAQ on bike racing . . . . .pmannion
Aug 1, 2001 10:24 AM
"Classics": Certain races held in Spring and Fall. Such as Paris-Roubaix and Tour of Lombardy...They've been around forever, and are called classics appropriately.

Yellow: leader of the tour (based on overall time)

Green: Leader of the tour based on points (how often you place and win sprints).

Polka dot: best climber. He who wins sprints at the tops of the climbs

White: Best young rider (under 23?) based on overall time

Yellow Hats: best team on overall time.
re: I ned a FAQ on bike racing . . . . .Lardog
Aug 1, 2001 11:33 AM
A little elaboration. Classics are typically or perhaps even always one dayers as opposed to Giros or Tours, which are stage races.

Youth rider is under 25 I believe.
re: I ned a FAQ on bike racing . . . . .wes
Aug 1, 2001 8:48 PM
I thought Oscar Sevilla (white jersey) was 26? I could be wrong. Maybe they let him have it since he looks like he's 15.
re: I ned a FAQ on bike racing . . . . .BC
Aug 2, 2001 6:43 AM
Young rider is under 26.