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How about a short course on other points & classifications….TFerguson
May 12, 2003 10:29 AM
Can any body give me a quick run down on the points, teams, classifications that are listed on CyclingNews results? I think I understand the GC and the sprint and mountain classifications, but what about the rest? How are the points used vs. the times?
Remember what you paid for this...Dwayne Barry
May 12, 2003 3:03 PM
GC is clear, mountains are fairly clear. Although unlike the tour where there are cat. 4 thru 1, climbs and then the hardest HC (hors categorie), I think the Giro only has cat. 3 thru 1 climbs, and then the Cima Coppi which is the high point of the Giro. I'm not sure if there are more points on offer for that than a normal cat. 1 climb.

Points jersey (the Ciclamina (sp?), not really a sprint jersey) same points on offer everyday for top finishers except TT. Unlike the Tour, the points are not slanted toward the sprinters, that is, you get just as many points for winning a mountain top finish as a flat stage.

Intergiro (blue jersey). Now I'm really unsure of myself but I don't think there are any points available here, but there are time bonuses (6,4,2 seconds) which count toward the GC and the Intergiro competition. You are timed at the intergiro as if it is the finish. So if you breakaway, and get 1 minute on the bunch at the intergiro, you are leading the intergiro by 1 minute (and 6 seconds).

There also appear to be a couple of team classifications other than the normal one (usually top 3 finisher's on each team times for the day are added, lowest total time is better). I've never seen how those other team classification work.
I was wrong about the Intergiro competition...Dwayne Barry
May 14, 2003 10:31 AM
it looks like there are just time bonuses (but they're not 6, 4, and 2 for the intergiro like they are for GC?) maybe 20, 12 and 8 seconds (same as for the GC time bonuses at the finish line). IF I were right the two breakaways today should be leading the Intergiro competition and they're not.