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How do they determine starting position for prologue?(2 posts)

How do they determine starting position for prologue?snowman3
Jul 5, 2003 1:28 PM
I was guessing it would be related to a rider's finish position in the previous tour, but there seemed to be a lot of riders between Heras and Lance. Is it some sort of point system? Or maybe selected by a commitee?

Thanks
I think it's a rotation organized by teams...Dwayne Barry
Jul 6, 2003 10:52 AM
maybe based on top finishers from the previous year? Although Ullrich was one of the last riders. I don't know if team leaders are obligated to start last or not or when a team has to say the order it's riders will go in.