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Contest #4 - UCI Road World Cup [Cat. 2]

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Thanks to David Lappartient, UCI decided to introduced the Road World Cup back in a new format.

The Road World Cup will be a new end-season classic, around the world, of the duration of three months from November to January, in the same dates of the cyclocross season. Prize money, excitement and grant from Lappartient that would not be able to ride Worlds and Olympics otherwise made the riders declared excited to compete in the new competiton and wanting to fight for it.

What you will have to do is so to draw 10 classics meeting this requirements
- The classics are city-located (example: Round 1, Beijing) and they shall start and finish in the same city
- Circuits are not mandatory, but there should be extra passages on the finish line
- The 10-classic series shall have at least one race in North America, one race in South America and one race in Asia
- The series shall be done balanced in a way that allows different type of riders to compete for the GC (Gilbert, Viviani, Ackermann, Valverde, Alaphilippe, Roglic, Bernal, Quintana, Pogacar, Evenepoel etc), prizing the one with the most complete characteristics
- You have to define also the rules (use tour description)
- You have to consider the time period (so for example, you can't do a "stelvio classic" due to snow)
- No time trials classics
- Length of each classic shall be from 250 to 290 km.

Deadline is may 31, h 23.59
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UCI ROAD WORLD CUP 2020-2021
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The Uci Road Worls Cup will start on 1 november 2020 in Napoli, Italy and finish on 31 january 2021 in Wellington, New Zealand.
The 10 Races will take place on sunday in every continents (except Antarctica) and will be different in characteristics to give all types of riders the chance to win the Cup.
The Cup is open to 24 Team with maximum 8 riders each.
One Team could replace until 3 riders during the competition but one rider has to finish all the races to compete for the final Leader Jersey and be the UCI Road Cup Champion.
There will be four Jersey:

YELLOW JERSEY: it is the Leader Jersey in the general points classification, won by the one who, at the end of each race, have the most points.
All rankings points (Stage Points, Sprint Points and Kom points) are valid for adding up the score.
There are also 30 points bonus for each day with the Yellow Jersey.
At the end of the 10 Races, the holder of the Yellow Jersey will be the UCI Road World Cup Champion.

WHITE JERSEY: The jersey of the leader of the young classification, under the age of 23.

GREEN JERSEY: Like in the old Giro d’Italia, it’s holden by the leader of the KOM classification, who has accumulated the most points on categorized climbs during the past races.

RED JERSEY: The leader of the sprint classification is the rider who accumulates the most points on intermediates sprints during the past races. Each race has two intermediates sprints.

Scale of points for each STAGE classification
1 - 400
2 - 300
3 - 250
4 - 200
5 - 150
6 - 125
7 - 100
8 - 80
9 - 70
10 - 60
11 - 50
12 - 40
13 - 30
14 - 25
15 - 20
16 - 15
17 - 10
18 - 8
19 - 5
20 - 3

Scale of Points for each SPRINT classification (Red Jersey)
1 - 50
2 - 30
3 - 20
4 - 15
5 - 10
6 - 8
7 - 5
8 - 3
9 - 2
10 - 1

Scale of Points for each KOM classification (Green Jersey)
HC - 50/30/20/15/10/8/5/3/2/1
1° Cat - 20/15/10/8/5/3/2/1
2° Cat - 10/8/5/3/2/1
3° Cat - 3/2/1
4° Cat - 1

All these rankings points (Stage Points, Sprint Points and Kom points) are valid for adding up the score of the Yellow Jersey (Leader of the general points classification) and the White Jersey (under 23).
The bonus for each day with Yellow Jersey are 30 points


THE 10 RACES OF THE UCI ROAD WORLD CUP


EUROPE

1) NAPOLI CUP - 1 November, 2020
Napoli > Napoli: 250.93 Km - Medium Mountain
The Cup starts in Italy, on one of most famous coast in the World. After the Round of Vesuvio (passing near Portici, Ercolano and Pompei) the Circuit begins (27 km, 4 Laps).
The decisive points are the two climbs, Largo Pallotti and Marechiaro (1,6 Km - 5,6%), not so hard, but only 6 Km from the arrival.
It's a race for finisseurs or sprinters that hold up well on not too demanding climbs.
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2) SICILY MOUNTAIN TROPHY - 8 November, 2020
Catania > Catania: 286.72 Km - High Mountain
In early November the weather is often still good in Sicily and not so cold. The snow, if it falls, is confined on Mount Etna above 2000 m. There are many interesting routes on the island below that altitude and with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea.
In this case the longest stage in the Cup has three long climbs, the last of which is on the slopes of the famous volcano, with the top at 44 Km from Catania: a good opportunity for the toughest and strongest mountain riders which have got about 4800 m of ascent to prove their worth.
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MIDDLE EAST

3) ISRAEL TROPHY - 15 November, 2020
Haifa > Haifa: 272.00 Km - Plain
Haifa is the third-largest city in Israel – after Jerusalem and Tel Aviv – with a population of 283,640. Not far there is the Tiberias Lake, the lowest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-lowest lake in the world (after the Dead Sea, a saltwater lake), at levels between 215 metres and 209 metres below sea level.
The territory on which the stage runs is mainly flat with some hills. The hardest is the first one, with an average slope of 8,5% on 2,8 Km.
The last 70 Km of the stage (with a Circuit of 22,5 Km, 2 Laps) are completely flat, a good occasion for the sprinters!
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AMERICA

4)NEW ORLEANS TROPHY - 29 November, 2020
New Orleans > New Orleans: 252.53 Km - Plain
Completely flat stage along the streets of New Orleans, a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Louisiana.
The historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture. The finish line is there, just in front of the Park dedicated to Louis Armstrong.
The Circuit to be repeated 8 times is 28,6 Km long.
A sprinter could be on the Top of the ranking at the end of this day!
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5) GOLDEN GATE TROPHY - 6 December, 2020
San Francisco > San Francisco: 264.87 Km - Medium Mountain
Spectacular and demanding race in one of the most iconic cities in the world. Before entering the "toboggan" on the streets of San Francisco the race crosses the three famous bridges of the bay (the Oakland Bridge, San Rafael and the Golden Gate) with two climbs to Mount Tamalpais above the panoramic Miur Beach.
In the Street Circuit (37,8 Km, 3 Laps) there are 4 decisive points:
1) Lombard Street (at Km 9,5 of the Circuit, it is famous for a steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns. The race goes around but the slope clearly exceeds 20%).
2) Presidio Hill (at Km 15, 0,6 Km at 7,7%).
3) Twin Peaks (Panoramic hill at Km 32, 1,4 Km at 8,1%)
4) The arrival at the top of 21°Street, 0,4 Km at 13,3% but with a ramp above 20% right on the finish line.
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6) ECUADOR MOUNTAIN TROPHY - 20 December, 2021
Ibarra > Ibarra: 250.82 Km - High Mountain
Second High Mountain Stage of the Cup, in the Northern Andes. Ibarra is a city in northern Ecuador and the capital of the Imbabura Province. It lies at the foot of the Imbabura Volcano and on the left bank of the Tahuando river. It is about 70 kilometres northeast of Ecuador's capital Quito.
The Race has 2 long circuits and 5 climbs. The first Circuit is around the infinite climb of San Isidro, 3040 m, the Top of the intere Tour (27 Km of ascent - 5,5%), the second circuit (83 Km) with the KOM of Tumbabiro (9,5 Km - 6,5% ) and Urcuquì (2,4 Km at 7,1% but with a ramp at 12%).
The finish Line is 21 Km after the last climb, so the bigs have to move far away to have chanches.
The great total ascent (about 4500 m) and the altitude make this race suitable for strong mountain riders and with great endurance.
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AFRICA

7) CAPE TOWN TROPHY - 3 January, 2021
Cape Town > Cape Town: 257.43 Km - Medium Mountain
Demanding Race (almost 4000 m of ascent) around the legislative capital of South Africa.
There are 2 hilly Circuits, the first (55,5 Km, 3 Laps) around the massif of Constantiaberg, the second (17 km, 5 Laps) with the tough and panoramic Kloof Nek (2,8 Km - 7,8%, with a ramp at 12%) at 7 Km from the arrival. The route is suitable for strong classic riders but also for GT men without fear of attacking.
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OCEANIA

8) AUSTRALIAN CUP - 17 January, 2021
Sydney > Sydney: 253.09 Km - Plain
From the Square in front of the Opera House in Sydney will start the last chance of victory for the fast wheels.
The Race develops in the heart of the city in the first part and after a panoramic tour on the Watson Bay and the bridge on the Botany Bay starts a large Circuit (87 Km, 2 Laps) in the south of the city and inside the Royal National Park.
The stage is not totally flat but it is characterized by a series of up and downs along the wide Australian roads, noteworthy the Antillary Hill (1 Km - 9,5%) and the ascent to the beautiful bald Hill, overlooking the ocean.
The Lucas Heights (2,5 Km - 5%) is the last difficulty, before a slightly downhill finish.
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ASIA

9) JAPAN MOUNTAIN TROPHY - 24 January, 2021
Shimabara > Shimabara: 257.75 Km - High Mountain
Shimabara is a castle town in Nagasaki Prefecture, a popular tourist destination, due to its historical associations, and the location in Unzen-Amakusa National Park.
The climate in January is fresh and dry, with very low probability of rain or snow. (average temperatures of 5/6 degrees, maximum about 9/10 degrees)
Mount Unzen is the fourth important volcano touched by the race, after Vesuvio and Etna in Italy and Imbabura in Ecuador.
This Race is the last High Mountain one in the Cup, with more than 5200 m of ascent and 9 KOM: maybe the most demanding stage of the 10 classics.
After the first two easy climbs, the riders must face the sides of the Unzen Volcano two times, in two different ascents (HC and 1°CAT) before the final circuit (17,5 Km, 4 Laps).
The final circuit is characterized by the Heisei Shinzan climb, quite soft in the first part (until the finish line, 3 Km at 4,6%) but very hard in the second (last 4 Km at 10%).
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OCEANIA


10) NEW ZEALAND TROPHY - 31 January, 2021
Wellington > Wellington: 265.19 Km - Medium Mountain
The redde rationem of the World Cup will take place in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand.
Two Circuits characterize the race, the first in the north of the city, on the fairytale green hills around Makara (33 Km, 4 Laps), the second in the heart of Wellington, with two short but not easy climbs. After a flat sector along the beautiful Lyall Bay, the Mount Crawford and overall the Mount Victoria (1,8 Km - 7,9%) precede the arrival.
The last ascent has a steep ramp (14%) right in the middle before the fast downhill towards the finish line.
The almost 4000 m of total ascent and the many short climbs make this race suitable for riders with excellent endurance but capable of daring and violent attacks.
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Re: Contest #4 - UCI Road World Cup

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UCI World Classic Series 2020.

The Rules.

The trophy will be awarded to the best all-round rider in the contest. This will be decided by a combination classification (like the vuelta had until recently). The points, mountain and general classification places will be added together and the cyclist who has the lowest score is the winner. The general classification will be renamed the time classification to avoid confusion. There is a bonus sprint located somewhere in each race that will award 10, 6 and 4 seconds bonus in the time classification, but there are no time bonuses at the finish line. To win the series a rider must complete all stages but there is no time cut (other than having to be finished by the start of the next race.) Also only riders wishing to win the contest must finish all events, domestiques can be rotated. In the event of a tie the rider with the best placing in the points competition takes the jersey. The contest is open only to world tour teams.

The 'time classification' obviously follows the rules of all stage races.

All stages will award the following points in the points classification:
1. 50 points
2. 25
3. 20
4. 15
5. 13
6. 11
7. 9
8. 8
9. 7
10. 6
11. 5
12. 4
13. 3
14. 2
15- 1
And for intermediate sprints 1st to 10th [20-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1]

The mountain classification will follow the same rules as the Tour de France except that the last climb on every stage regardless of whether or not it's a summit finish awards double points.
Pos. 4C 3C 2C 1C HC
1st 1 2 5 10 20
2nd 1 3 8 15
3rd 2 6 12
4th 1 4 10
5th 2 8
6th 1 6
7th 4
8th 2

Without further ado:

Boulogne-Calais-Boulogne.
We begin with a duel between the sprinters and the puncheurs. Boulogne is a lovely and picturesque city on the north coast of France, and a large part of race goes along the coast, with both the parcours and the setting similar to Milan San Remo. The tryptych of hills in the last 20km are not very difficult, and it will likely come down to the last climb, which is shorter and steeper than the Poggio. It crests with just 4.2km to the finish. The bonus sprint is placed just before the last climb, and could spark more aggressive racing in the lead up to it as the first time classification jersey could go to whoever takes it.
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Trofeo de Lisboa.
The second classic, another race where the sprinters should have a chance. This time there is only one obstacle in the last 35km, but the middle section is difficult, including 2 passages of the Colina do Oeste, a fearsome cobbled wall with sections at 15%. The stage is similar to Gent-Wevelgem, although the climbs in general are harder and it contains less cobbles. Depending on how aggressive the peloton is it could end in a bunch sprint or be decided by a small group if the middle section is raced aggressively.
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Andrey Amador Classic.
We head away from the Europe into Costa Rica, the city of Alajuela where Andrey Amador was born. The earlier portion of the race climbs up over 2000m, before a long descent to a circuit on the outskirts of the city. The circuit is simply 4 climbs and descents of the Potrerillos climb, which is difficult and irregular. The final ascent tops out with 30km remaining, after which the riders take on what is basically a false flat for 9km, bookended with a couple of ramps. The climb finishes with 11km to go. This race will be a war of attrition, and while the circuit is hard enough to do serious damage, there is probably too long to the finish for an attack to stick if the peloton cooperates. A reduced group of 10-15 will probably fight out the finish.
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Clasica Buenos Aires.
If the sprinters haven't managed to lock in a win yet, they should rectify this on a pan flat circuit through and around the capital of Argentina.
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Circuit de Samoa.
Probably the most unrealistic race in the series, this classic literally circuits the island of Samoa, using around 90% of the tarmac in Samoa. After 1 1/2 reasonably easy laps of the island, the race turns inland to the aptly named Cross Island Road, a very hard climb with a 7km section in the middle at over 9%, after the summit comes an equally steep 10 km descent into the capital city of Apia.
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Ruta del Seoul.
Another flat race with little difficulties on the agenda, this time in South Korean capital.
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Puszcza Bukowa Forest Classic.
We move on to the only cobble-dominant race in the series, a brutal stage through the Puszcza Bukowa forest in northern Poland, finishing in the city of Szczecin. The cobbled lap is repeated 3 times, with the final lap being shorter than the others, omitting the 3rd sector. The first 2 sectors of the circuit are 3 and 4 star sectors up false flat inclines, with the last being an innocuously flat 1 star. As the last lap omits the third sector this means that the final cobbled section is the hardest, and it is finished with 18km left- the race should have been ripped to shreds long before then by the cobbled specialists.
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GP Granada.
The most brutal stage in the series climbing wise, taking on 5 circuits of the Hazallanas, a well-known monster. The race is simple, with a flattish beginning and then 5 30km laps before a descent and then 8km of flat to the finish. The easy looking gradient of the climb is deceptive, as the first section is basically a false flat, and the last 10km average almost 10%.
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Sheffield-Todmorden-Sheffield.
A route so packed with climbs that it needs a different profile style to display them all. The route heads north from Sheffield, going through Todmorden and taking the return journey along the most beautiful road in Britain- the Snake Pass. After a descent and rolling section, the last 50km take in 8 short and generally steep hills around the city. Attacks could be placed pretty much anywhere in the last 80km.
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Guinness Stout Race.
The finale is another race balanced between the durable sprinters and attackers. A select group arriving at the finish is more likely, especially as this is the last chance for riders to move up in the classification. The climb of Ballinagee Hill, 34km from the finish could make or break the race, although 2 easier climbs follow, the last one ends with 16km left before the finish.
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Edit: I have been informed that the initial 8th stage through Freiburg would be unfeasible in winter due to snow which is why the contest has been altered.

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Two questions :
- It's city located but we're authorized to go out of the city, right as long as we start and finish in it, right?
- Can we start and finish in a station in altitud ?

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jibvalverde wrote:
19/05/2020, 3:40
Two questions :
- It's city located but we're authorized to go out of the city, right as long as we start and finish in it, right?
- Can we start and finish in a station in altitud ?
I know I’m not Emmea but I think I can answer this for you. You can go outside of the city as long as you start and finish in it with an extra passage over the finish line (this is in the rules).
Altitude is ok as long as it doesn’t snow there. I asked this to Emmea, he said that it’s ok if it’s cold as long as it doesn’t snow. You can search for local temperatures in the winter if you google “[name of town/city] climate” and then you will find a temperature graph.

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jajoejoe wrote:
19/05/2020, 14:29
jibvalverde wrote:
19/05/2020, 3:40
Two questions :
- It's city located but we're authorized to go out of the city, right as long as we start and finish in it, right?
- Can we start and finish in a station in altitud ?
I know I’m not Emmea but I think I can answer this for you. You can go outside of the city as long as you start and finish in it with an extra passage over the finish line (this is in the rules).
Altitude is ok as long as it doesn’t snow there. I asked this to Emmea, he said that it’s ok if it’s cold as long as it doesn’t snow. You can search for local temperatures in the winter if you google “[name of town/city] climate” and then you will find a temperature graph.
I also understood that way!.. otherwise I should change at least one stage 😶🤔

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jajoejoe wrote:
19/05/2020, 14:29
jibvalverde wrote:
19/05/2020, 3:40
Two questions :
- It's city located but we're authorized to go out of the city, right as long as we start and finish in it, right?
- Can we start and finish in a station in altitud ?
I know I’m not Emmea but I think I can answer this for you. You can go outside of the city as long as you start and finish in it with an extra passage over the finish line (this is in the rules).
Altitude is ok as long as it doesn’t snow there. I asked this to Emmea, he said that it’s ok if it’s cold as long as it doesn’t snow. You can search for local temperatures in the winter if you google “[name of town/city] climate” and then you will find a temperature graph.
Thanks for the answer but my question about station was not about weather but more about "is it consider like a city ?" For weather, yes, we just have to consider it, but for all races^^

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If it has a cathedral it's a city.

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jibvalverde wrote:
19/05/2020, 3:40
Two questions :
- It's city located but we're authorized to go out of the city, right as long as we start and finish in it, right?
- Can we start and finish in a station in altitud ?
1) Yes

2) No.
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UCI Road World Cup

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General Classification

The points for the general classification are:
1st: 30
2nd: 28
3rd: 26
4th: 24
5th: 22
6th: 20
7th: 19
8th: 18
9th: 17
10th: 16
11th: 15
12th: 14
13th: 13
14th: 12
15th: 11
16th: 10
17th: 9
18th: 8
19th: 7
20th: 6
21th: 5
22th: 4
23th: 3
24th: 2
25th: 1

In the bonus sprints the points for the general classification are:
1st: 5
2nd: 3
3rd: 1


Points classification

The points in the intermediate sprints for the points classification are:

1st: 15
2nd: 12
3rd: 10
4th: 8
5th: 6
6th: 5
7th: 4
8th: 3
9th: 2
10th: 1


Mountain classification

The points in the HC climbs are:

1st: 25
2nd: 20
3rd: 17
4th: 13
5th: 10
6th: 8
7th: 6
8th: 4
9th: 2
10th: 1

The points in the 1st category climbs are:

1st: 15
2nd: 12
3rd: 10
4th: 8
5th: 6
6th: 5
7th: 4
8th: 3
9th: 2
10th: 1

The points in the 2nd category climbs are:

1st: 10
2nd: 8
3rd: 6
4th: 4
5th: 3
6th: 2
7th: 1

The points in the 3rd category climbs are:

1st: 5
2nd: 4
3rd: 3
4th: 2
5th: 1

The points in the 4th category climbs are:

1st: 3
2nd: 2
3rd: 1


Young classification

The riders with less than 23 years participate in this classification and the points for this classification are the ones they get in the general classification


Portland | Round 1 (1-11-2020)

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Medium mountain race in the first round with very steep hills.

Halifax | Round 2 (8-11-2020)

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Hilly race with hard climbs and some of them with cobbles.

Dresden | Round 3 (15-11-2020)

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Flat race with an easy climb where someone can try to break the race.

Oudenaarde | Round 4 (22-11-2020)

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Race in Vlaanderen for the classic riders.

Kioto | Round 5 (6-12-2020)

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Medium mountain race where a little group will get to the finish line.

Bogotá | Round 6 (13-12-2020)

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Flat race for sprinters with two little hard climbs where a group of riders can brake the race.

Cape Town | Round 7 (20-12-2020)

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Hilly race hard for sprinters where a group around 30 riders could get to the finish line.

Wellington | Round 8 (27-12-2020)

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Easy flat race with two little climbs each lap that could reduce the main group and make it hard for some sprinters.

Begues | Round 9 (17-1-2021)

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The hardest race of the Cup, perfect for climbers.

Empoli | Round 10 (24-1-2021)

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Flat stage with white roads for the classics riders but also with the hardest climb in all the Cup where if there is a group of climbers fighting for the general classification they can attack.

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For the sake of this contest, can Hawaii count as North America? I have designed an Hawaiian race, and atm i don't have plans for a stage in the actual continent. I already have a substitute race in mind, but i'd like a clarification first

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ellvey wrote:
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For the sake of this contest, can Hawaii count as North America? I have designed an Hawaiian race, and atm i don't have plans for a stage in the actual continent. I already have a substitute race in mind, but i'd like a clarification first
Yes
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UCI ROAD WORLD CUP:

(1) The Rules:
- YELLOW JERSEY - General Classification:
First rider to finish gets one point, each next rider to cross the line gets one more point than the previous rider. For every 30 seconds behind the previous rider one
point is given. Maximum is 100 points, and the rider gets 120 points for not starting or not finishing. At intermediate and bonus sprints, as well as at finish, a 3-2-1
bonus is deducted from the rider's score. At the end of the World Cup, the rider with lowest score wins.

- GREEN JERSEY - Sprinters Classification:
At intermediate sprints points are given to first 8 riders: 15-10-7-5-3-2-1-1. At mountain finish points are given to first 10 riders: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1. At medium
mountain finish, points are given to first 15 riders: 30-25-21-18-15-12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. At flat finish points are given for first 20 riders: 50-43-36-33-30-27-24-22-20-
18- 16-14-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1. At the end of the cup, the rider with highest score wins.

- RED JERSEY - Mountain Classification:
Points are given in the following way: C4: 1, C3: 2-1, C2: 5-3-2-1; C1: 10-7-5-3-2-1; HC: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1. Points are doubled on final climbs. Highest score
Wins.

- BLUE JERSEY - Young Rider Classification:
Same as GC, but for Young riders.

- GOLDEN JERSEY - Combined Classification:
At finish, points are given to the first 50 riders: 100-80-60-50-45-40-36-32-29-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2(31-40) - 1(41-50)
At intermedate sprints, point are given to first 15 riders: 25-20-16-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
At bonus sprins, points are given to first 6 riders: 10-7-5-3-2-1
At mountains, points are given: C4: 3, C3: 6-3, C2: 15-10-6-3, C1: 30,20,15,10,6,3; HC: 50,35,25,18,12,9,6,3. Points are doubled on final climbs.
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(2) Overall Plan:
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Overall, the cup has 10 races for a total of 2648 kilometres. 4 of them take place in Europe, one is shared between Europe and Asia, two are in Asia, two in N. America and two in S.America. 4 races are flat, 4 are hilly and 2 mountainous. Three of the races take place completley in a city, others go in the countryside around the start/finish city.
In total, there are 61 classified climbs, half of them being category 4. There are only 9 C2's and 9 C1's. The only HC climb is located at the finishline of the final round.
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(3) The Races:

ROUND 1 - 01.11.20 - Classic of the cobblestones (Gerardsbergen (Belgium) - Hilly - 257km)
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A slightly changed Tour of Flanders. Starting in Gerardsbergen and with the "old" Muur/Bosberg finish. A race for classics experts and attackers.
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ROUND 2 - 15.11.20 - Classic of the emerald river (Nova Gorica (Slovenia) - Mountain - 281km)
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With a population of 13.000, Nova Gorica is the smallest of the towns to host one of the races. The race itself is a combination of Strade Bianche and Il Lombardia, but even harder. The final climb is 6km long with an average gradient of about 9%. Climbers would most likely win this race.
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ROUND 3 - 22.11.20 - Monaco Grand Prix (Monte Carlo (Monaco) - Flat - 260.5km)
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The riders will ride the full length of a Monaco GP (78 laps totaling 260,52 km). Should be won by sprinters, however attackers could also take the win by a surprise attack on the short climb to Casino of Monaco.
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ROUND 4 - 29.11.20 - Classic of the Adriatic sea (Zadar (Croatia) - Hilly - 263.5km)
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A race with equal chances for both attackers and sprinters. Attackers might try to ditch the sprinters on the climb to Sveti Rok, but the latter will still have a chance to catch up on the final 120km, which take place on the famous Jadranska magistrala.
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ROUND 5 - 06.12.20 - Classic of the two Continents (Istanbul (Turkey) - Flat - 283km)
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This race will cover the 35,5 kilometre long circuit on the border between Europe and Asia eight times. Another race which could see a finish sprint, but similarly to Monaco, there are chances (even better than in Monaco) for an attacker to break free from the peloton on the hilly part of the lap.
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ROUND 6 - 20.12.20 - Pyongyang GP / Communist Clasic (Pyongyang (N. Korea) - Flat - 259.5km)
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A 16-lap race in the capital of the Hermit Kingdom, suited for sprinters. This would be a unique race, which would probably be watched by many people who usually wouldn't watch a bike race.
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ROUND 7 - 27.12.20 - Coronavirus memorial race (Wuhan (China) - Hilly - 287.5 km)
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A race to pay tribute to the victims of the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. Similarly to race in Croatia, it could end in a bunch sprint or a solo win, with a slightly better chance of the former outcome.
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ROUND 8 - 10.01.21 - Vegas GP (Las Vegas (USA) - Flat - 253km)
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A flat race with a shallow climb in the first part. The race will start in early evening and pass through the desert during the golden hour. Later the race will conclude over an 7-lap night ride on the Las Vegas strip. Should be won by sprinters.
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ROUND 9 - 17.01.21 - Hawaii Tropical Classic (Honolulu (USA) - Hilly - 257km)
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A race aroud the island of Honolulu with both flat sections and Mounatins. Most likely it will be won by a Classic specialist or maybe a climber. But definetly a bunch sprint is ruled out.
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ROUND 10 - 24.01.21 - Hypoxia Classic (La Paz (Bolivia) - Mountain - 252.5 km)
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The hardest race of the cup, both because of altitude and huge D+ of more than 9000m. Anything can happen on this race, with a very high probability of a win by somebody, who is used to high altitude. The race (and the cup) finishes on the only HC-climb of the whole cup, on Chacaltaya (5200m high)
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Link to the race: maps/tours/view/14830

Hope you like my course,
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Re: Contest #4 - UCI Road World Cup

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This is my winter World Cup:
maps/tours/view/14795
Spoiler!
Rules are very simple. There are 3 calssifications:
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION - sum of points from finish lines and sprint finishes:
FINISH:
1. place-100 points
2-80
3-60
4-50
5-45
6-40
7-37
8-34
9-31
10-28
11-25
12-22
13-20
14-18
16-16
17-15
18-14
19-13
20-12
21-10
22-9
23-8
24-7
25-6
26-5
27-4
28-3
29-2
30-1
SPRINT:
1. place-15 points
2-10
3-6
4-4
5-2

POINTS CLASSIFICATION - sum of points on sprints:
1. place - 25 points
2-20
3-18
3-16
4-14
5-12
6-10
7-9
8-8
9-7
10-6
11-5
12-t
13-3
14-2
15-1

TIME CLASSIFICATION
The smallest sum of time from races from cyclist who finish the bigger number of races.

CALENDAR:
01.11 Ancona (Italy)
Average tempareture on this date: 11°C-16°C
Typical one-day race. Up, down, right, left for 7 hours.
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11.11 Istanbul (Turkey)
Average tempareture on this date: 11°C-14°C
There is no big mountains here, but denivel is quie impressive.
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14.11 Teheran (Iran)
Average tempareture on this date: 9°C-16°C
Only race in series with finish on really big climb. Pure climbers day.
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05.12 Pasadena (USA)
Average tempareture on this date: 8°C-19°C
Big climb to boil some legs and then circuit with short, dynamic climb.
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12.12 Fort-de-France (Martinique)
Average tempareture on this date: 24°C-29°C
Probably the warmest day of series. Many mountains, no mercy.
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19.12 Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Average tempareture on this date: 20°C-26°C
It's normal that races are suited for local hereos - this is a route when Maximiliano Richeze can brilliantly show his skills of being the 1st 150 meters before finish line and helping in win. Cobble section shouldn't be crucial.
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03.01 Brisbane (Australia)
Average tempareture on this date: 21°C-28°C
Warm Australia and dirty race. Not so flat, not so hilly with gravel uphill. For very universal type of cyclist.
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20.01 Casablaca (Morocco)
Average tempareture on this date: 10°C-17°C
It look very easy (but can be windy on coast...) and boring, but this is just pure flat classic. Clear form, without any suprises.
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24.01 Las Palmas (Spain)
Average tempareture on this date: 16°C-20°C
Second big mountains classic. This time with finish after downhill.
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31.01 Waterloo (Belgium)
Average tempareture on this date: 2°C-5°C
One day races series without Belgium? No way. Grand final with 43 km on cobblestones.
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Average temperatures taken from weatherspark.com.

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First of all I will explain the races, further below are the profiles, points and leader jersey.

Race 1: Kagoshima Sakurajima Classic (Sun 1/11)
The first race brings the riders to the land of the rising sun, Japan. This almost totally flat race takes the riders from Kagoshima, around the beautiful bay, towards the volcanic island of Sakurajima. 2 local laps with a small climb, where both intermediate sprints are, are done before returning to the big city. With at the end four local laps through the city, this should be a race for the sprinters.

Race 2: Tasmanian Devil's Road Race (Sun 8/11)
The second race takes us to Australia, but not just main Australia. Richie Porte's island of Tasmania. It is a hard race in the hills north of Hobart, with lots of gravel roads and climbs.

Race 3: Petronas GP of Malaysia (Sun 15/11)
Well UCI needs money to organise this event so Petronas decided to donate some in exchange for a race which starts and ends at the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Two big laps into the mountains. The fist one is quite easy with only the first part of the climb towards Genting Highlands. In the second circuit the riders have to do the full climb and some extra. This should be a race for the real climbers, but maybe sprinters could do something at the first intermediate sprint of punchers could still return to the front in the long descent and maybe get a top 10.

Race 4: UCI World Cup Pompei (Sun 22/11)
The first of two races in Europe, the only one on the main land. Temperatures should be doable and snow shouldn't be a problem in this race around Mount Vesuvius. Start and finish are near the old town of Pompei, which is quite small but has a big cultural value. This should normally be something for sprinters.

Race 5: Honolulu Classic (Sat 5/12)
After a week of no race, the next race is on Hawaii. The date of this race is not just randomly chosen. The start of the race is in Pearl Harbor (yeah i know it had to be in Honolulu, but just imagine official start in Pearl Harbor, unofficial start in Honolulu if you have a problem with it :p) I chose to put this race two days before 7/12 (The day of the attack on Pearl Harbor) I wanted to do it on that day at first, but that seems quite impossible as it should be on a week day, in the middle of the night in Europe. Nobody would be watching it live on tv in Europe. So I chose for the nearest weekend.
Now, the race itself is quite easy to explain. A big circuit around the main island and then some circuits in Honolulu. In those circuits, there is twice a big climb. Once before starting the circuits and once in the second lap. These climbs should make it a little bit harder for the sprinters teams to go for a sprint. Last 65km are flat so they should have enough time to make sure their sprinters are in the first group when they finish at Waikiki Beach.

b]Race 6: Los Angeles Cycling Classic (Sat 12/12)[/b]
The second race in the USA. Again, I say it myself, start is in Long Beach, which is technically not a part of the city of Los Angeles, but I guess we all know it's just one big city.
The race itself follows the coastline north. after some small climbs we get back in Hollywood where some mocal laps with two hills are done. The finish is halfway the climb towards the Griffith Observatory. This should be a race for punchers, with an uphill sprint finish of a small group.

Race 7: Petropolis Grand Prix (Sat 19/12)
The only race in South-America takes place just north of Rio de Janeiro. This city has some cobbled climbs. If you make 10 classics, at least one of them should have cobbled climbs I think. Offcourse these are not exactly the same as the Flemish ones, but they are narrow and steep (profile is not 100% accurate)

Something I have to say about the map: it's messy. But just trust me the race should work, the shortest lap is about 9.5km long so there shouldn't be a problem.

Race 8: Classica de la Palma (Sun 10/12)
The second race in Europe is on one of the Canary Islands, La Palma. I could have chosen El Teide but I think the big climb on this Island is a lot harder. The top is with still 80k to go, so a lot can happen in that long descend with some flat and uphill sections. I could have chosen to do the last circuit in the opposite direction, which would have been hard also. But I think it wouldn't be a good idea to end the race with a 30km long descend into the finish.

Race 9: Cape Epic Road Race (Sun 17/12)
This race is one I had in mind for years. A nice region with lots of hills and a beautifull city to finish in. The route looks a lot like LBL. So I think similar type of riders should be able to win this one.

Race 10: GP of the Middle East (Sun 24/12)
The last race is another one UCI got lots of money for. We have seen at the world championships it canbe a nice race if there is wind, as long as we don't end with 100km of a stupid circuit. So this is just one long race through the desert. One final lap in Doha just because it was required.




All the profiles of the 10 classics:
Spoiler!
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After each race the leader in the GC gets the following jersey, which he has to wear in the next race (if he participates):

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Points:
Stage:
Result Points
1 100
2 80
3 70
4 60
5 50
6 45
7 40
8 35
9 30
10 25
11 20
12 19
13 18
14 17
15 16
16 15
17 14
18 13
19 12
20 11
21 10
22 9
23 8
24 7
25 6
26 5
27 4
28 3
29 2
30 1


Bonus Sprint (2 each race):
Result Points
1 40
2 30
3 20
4 15
5 10
6 5
7 4
8 3
9 2
10 1

Teams:
Each team will start every race with 8 riders.
WorldTour teams are required to compete in the event.
The best four Pro Continental teams of last season will be invited also.
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Re: Contest #4 - UCI Road World Cup

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So, here is my entry for the contest: maps/tours/view/14808

Before we take a look at the races, here are the rules for the World Cup:
Spoiler!
Points
The overall ranking of the World Cup will be made based on points gained during every round.
In this World Cup the only points can be won at the finish of each race. This means that there are no intermediate sprints or KOM’s that will hold points. (KOM’s however will be marked on the profiles, but this does not mean that they are any sort of sprint)
Only the top 25 of each race will gain points for the overall classification. Points will be awarded according to the following scale:
1st: 100
2nd: 70
3rd: 50
4th: 40
5th: 36
6th: 32
7th: 28
8th: 24
9th: 20
10th: 16
11th: 15
12th: 14
13th: 13
14th: 12
15th: 11
16th: 10
17th: 9
18th: 8
19th: 7
20th: 6
21st: 5
22nd: 4
23rd: 3
24th: 2
25th: 1

Participating teams
In the World Cup all World Tour teams will participate, combined with the best two Pro Continental teams of last season. (which is basically the same system as for all World Tour classics) On top of that, every local organizer will have the possibility to grant two more wildcards to teams of their choice, preferably at least one local continental team.


Riders
There is a limit of 7 riders per team in every race. But every team is free to make a new selection for each race, so there are no restrictions about how many changes you can make during the entire World Cup.
However, to be included in the final overall ranking, and thus to be able to win the world cup, a rider must have participated in at least 6 races.

This jersey, based on the old jersey used in the UCI World Cup until 2004, will be worn by the leader of the classification (if he starts):
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Round 1 – Lausanne (1/11)

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The first race of the new UCI World Cup will be held in the backyard of the UCI. Hosting city will be Lausanne, with the start and finish in this beautiful city on the shores of the famous Lac Léman. After some flat opening kilometres alongside the lake, the riders reach a first hilly section on their way back to Lausanne. These climbs won’t be too decisive, but the legs will feel them in the final. After that we continue moving to the other side of the lake, where we will also pass in front of the UCI Headquarters in Aigle.
The hilly final will set fire to the race, and especially the severe slopes of the Mur de Pully (1.4 Km at 10.1%) are a real challenge. In the end the winner will be decided on the final hill in the centre of the city.


Round 2 – Bonn (8/11)

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The second round of the World Cup takes place in Bonn. The city, of course known as the old capital city of (Western) Germany, will be the host of another hilly race.
After 100km we reach the first climbs of the day, Venusberg and Brüser Berg. These two climbs, on the outskirts of Bonn, will be also be the decisive duo in the final. After a passage on the finish line, we cross the Rhine to reach some more climbs. Eventually we return to Bonn where we find the duo Venusberg-Brüser Berg once again. This is the chance for punchers to pull of an attack, but since the climbs aren’t too steep also some sprinters might be able to hold on. But if you go too hard on the Venusberg, you might blow up completely on Brüser Berg. The finishing km’s however are flat, so a small group sprint is a possible ending here.


Round 3 – New York (22/11)

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This race will be a Belgian, Flanders type of race in the centre of one of the biggest cities of the planet. Local traffic might be a disaster, but the third round of the World Cup will be decided on cobblestones (so-called 'Belgian Blocks') and will grant us some beautiful images of New York City.
Now, it might seem weird to have real cobblestone streets in a city as New York. Of course they aren’t as hard as the ones we have in Flanders or Roubaix, but both riders and bikes will suffer here. The real specialists will automatically come to the front here. Especially the sector of Plymouth Street, which will be done twice, is a real pain in the ass. After a second passage on Plymouth Street, we take Brooklyn Bridge to get back to Manhattan Island. Here there is a final circuit, including 3 more cobble sections. The lest of these, Greenwich street, is only 3km away from the city. It’s perfectly possible leave the others behind here if you are the strongest. The finish line is in front of the 9/11 Memorial, where a solo rider will arrive, or we’ll see a majestic sprint between the few strongest guys.


Round 4 – Bucaramanga (29/11)

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For Round 4 of the UCI World Cup we move to South America. The race will take place in and around the city of Bucaramanga.
This is the first (and only) circuit-only race of the World Cup, and it should be a true paradise for the climbers. The peloton will have to conquer the climb to Parque del Agua 8 times before the final ascent to the finish line. The first 3km’s of the climb are the hardest, after that it flattens out a little before the final hard km to the top. But what’s really exciting about this race is the fact that the riders have to climb to reach the centre of Bucaramanga. This also means that the finish line will be on the climb. It’s about 2 kilometres before the actual mountain top, but surely the climbers will battle it out for the victory in this round of the World Cup.


Round 5 – Perth (13/12)

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After a week without racing, the World Cup continues Down Under. For the fifth round we go to Australia, where Perth will host the race.
First of all we get a warm-up section from about 100km before we reach the main circuit where the race will be decided. 10 laps through Perth, with several uphill sections. A passage through Kings Park hides the only real climb of the circuit, May Drive, but the rest isn’t flat either. The climb itself will not be hard enough to drop all the sprinters, but after 280km only the strongest riders will be left in the main peloton. Also the final km isn’t completely flat, so it’s not only about having the fastest legs once you the reach the finish line. All that matters is what you have left in the tank after a long day.

Round 6 – Osaka (20/12)

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For the sixth round we take a trip to the Land of the Rising Sun, where Osaka will be happy to host the race.
The final of the race is a flat circuit in the city, but there’s a lot of difficulties before that. The first half of the race is where climbers can have some fun. The climbs there suit them perfectly, and Mount Roko (12km-7%) should be a playground. The sprinters will be in big trouble here. After the descent there could be some big gaps, and then it’s all up to the riders and who has the strongest team. It could be a chase all day long for the sprinters, and climbers will have to do everything in their power to stay away and get some points. I personally think this could be one of the most exciting races in the World Cup. After 3 local laps in Osaka there will be a sprint, but who knows how big the peloton is, and who will be left…


Round 7 – Île de la Réunion (3/01)

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ASO wouldn’t let this World Cup pass without having at least one Round organized by them. Since France itself would be too risky with the weather, they decided to look at the territories overseas. Île de la Réunion will be the setting of another race for the climbers. Saint-Dénis will be have the start and finish, but the entire island will help organize the race.
As said, this is another paradise for the climbers, sprinters stand no chance here. The first climbs will already throw some riders out of the competition, but the race will be decided on the Col d’Affouche. It isn’t the steepest of climbs, but there are enough sections where you can drop the rest. After this there’s a technical descent where you can maybe return to the front, or just gain more ground on the others. The final km’s to the finish are more or less flat.


Round 8 – Abu Dhabi (10/01)

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Same as the ASO, also the UAE bought themselves into the World Cup. Abu Dhabi will be hosting this round.
There’s not much to say about the profile, flat all day long. Although, we all know the real danger of races in the middle east: echelons. The riders will have to stay awake all day and always be ready for surprises, a gap is quickly made in the wind. The race will always end in a sprint on Yas Plaza, but the peloton can be reduced significantly. We might even see some surprising names in the top 25, just to get points for the overall classification.


Round 9 – Tanger (17/01)

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It was a long battle between Tanger and Kigali for the African race of this World Cup, but since Kigali is almost sure of getting the World Championships in the near future, Tanger will organize this World Cup race.
The race will be decided on the local circuit in the city, where the riders will have to do 10 laps with the climb of Parc Perdicaris. The hill might not look really difficult on the profile, but it will hurt. The punchers might be seeing their last chance to win a race in the World Cup, so the final 2 laps will show some nice attacks. Can someone finish solo, or will a group stay together for a sprint?


Round 10 – Brussel (24/01)

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The World Cup will be decided in one of cycling’s most important countries: Belgium. And what city there is better to host the race than Brussels, with its unexplored hills and cobbles?
Besides the real climbers, everyone has a chance to win this race. Along the way there are some nice climbs and cobble sections to make it a long and hard race. But you can always wait for the last 100km, where the road is never flat, the cobbles of the Moskesstraat will mark the begin of the real final. Eventually we return to Brussels for 2 more local circuits. Also here are some hills where you can still try to pull off an attack and avoid a sprint. However, it is most likely to end in a sprint battle between the strongest of the real sprinters and some fast classic riders.
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UCI WINTER WORLD CUP 2020/2021
The UCI Winter World Cup consists of 10 one-day races around the world, between november 2020 to january 2021.
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RULES
- UCI Rainbow Jersey (General classification); the leader of the general classification is the rider who gained the most points in all 10 races. Only the first 30
riders of each classic will gain points, according to the following scale;
1st - 30pts
2nd - 29pts
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29th - 2pts
30th - 1pts

- UCI Mountain Jersey (King of the Mountain classification); the leader of this classification is the rider who gained the most points on categorized climbs in all
10 races, according to the following scale;
1st - 5pts
2nd - 4pts
3rd - 3pts
4th - 2pts
5th - 1pts

- UCI Young Jersey; the leader of this classification is the rider under the age of 23 who gained the most points.

- The top 20 teams in the UCI Rankings at the end of october 2020 will qualify for the UCI Winter World Cup; the organizers of each classic can also invite 4 other teams. Only teams will annonce a squad of 12 riders, but only 8 can compete in the single race.
Spoiler!
RACES

#1 Atlanta Cycling Festival - 1 november 2020 - Atlanta (Usa)
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#2 Tour of Southern California - 8 november 2020 - San Diego (Usa)
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#3 Ruta del Pacifico - 15 november 2020 - Valparaíso (Chile)
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#4 New Zealand Dirty Classic - 29 november 2020 - Dunedin (New Zealand)
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#5 Greater Melbourne Challenge - 6 december 2020 - Melbourne (Australia)
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#6 Tour de Okinawa - 13 december 2020 - Nago (Japan)
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#7 Qaboos bin Said Memorial - 20 december 2020 - Muscat (Oman)
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#8 Durban Cycling Classic - 10 january 2021 - Durban (South Africa)
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#9 Giro della Provincia di Messina - 24 january 2021 - Messina (Italy)
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#10 Clásica de Barcelona - 31 january 2021 - Barcelona (Spain)
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Re: Contest #4 - UCI Road World Cup

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Micek_52 wrote:
26/05/2020, 17:57
UCI ROAD WORLD CUP:
Spoiler!
(1) The Rules:
- YELLOW JERSEY - General Classification:
First rider to finish gets one point, each next rider to cross the line gets one more point than the previous rider. For every 30 seconds behind the previous rider one
point is given. Maximum is 100 points, and the rider gets 120 points for not starting or not finishing. At intermediate and bonus sprints, as well as at finish, a 3-2-1
bonus is deducted from the rider's score. At the end of the World Cup, the rider with lowest score wins.

- GREEN JERSEY - Sprinters Classification:
At intermediate sprints points are given to first 8 riders: 15-10-7-5-3-2-1-1. At mountain finish points are given to first 10 riders: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1. At medium
mountain finish, points are given to first 15 riders: 30-25-21-18-15-12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. At flat finish points are given for first 20 riders: 50-43-36-33-30-27-24-22-20-
18- 16-14-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1. At the end of the cup, the rider with highest score wins.

- RED JERSEY - Mountain Classification:
Points are given in the following way: C4: 1, C3: 2-1, C2: 5-3-2-1; C1: 10-7-5-3-2-1; HC: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1. Points are doubled on final climbs. Highest score
Wins.

- BLUE JERSEY - Young Rider Classification:
Same as GC, but for Young riders.

- GOLDEN JERSEY - Combined Classification:
At finish, points are given to the first 50 riders: 100-80-60-50-45-40-36-32-29-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2(31-40) - 1(41-50)
At intermedate sprints, point are given to first 15 riders: 25-20-16-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
At bonus sprins, points are given to first 6 riders: 10-7-5-3-2-1
At mountains, points are given: C4: 3, C3: 6-3, C2: 15-10-6-3, C1: 30,20,15,10,6,3; HC: 50,35,25,18,12,9,6,3. Points are doubled on final climbs.
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(2) Overall Plan:
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Overall, the cup has 10 races for a total of 2648 kilometres. 4 of them take place in Europe, one is shared between Europe and Asia, two are in Asia, two in N. America and two in S.America. 4 races are flat, 4 are hilly and 2 mountainous. Three of the races take place completley in a city, others go in the countryside around the start/finish city.
In total, there are 61 classified climbs, half of them being category 4. There are only 9 C2's and 9 C1's. The only HC climb is located at the finishline of the final round.
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(3) The Races:

ROUND 1 - 01.11.20 - Classic of the cobblestones (Gerardsbergen (Belgium) - Hilly - 257km)
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A slightly changed Tour of Flanders. Starting in Gerardsbergen and with the "old" Muur/Bosberg finish. A race for classics experts and attackers.
~~~~~

ROUND 2 - 15.11.20 - Classic of the emerald river (Nova Gorica (Slovenia) - Mountain - 281km)
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With a population of 13.000, Nova Gorica is the smallest of the towns to host one of the races. The race itself is a combination of Strade Bianche and Il Lombardia, but even harder. The final climb is 6km long with an average gradient of about 9%. Climbers would most likely win this race.
~~~~~

ROUND 3 - 22.11.20 - Monaco Grand Prix (Monte Carlo (Monaco) - Flat - 260.5km)
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The riders will ride the full length of a Monaco GP (78 laps totaling 260,52 km). Should be won by sprinters, however attackers could also take the win by a surprise attack on the short climb to Casino of Monaco.
~~~~~

ROUND 4 - 29.11.20 - Classic of the Adriatic sea (Zadar (Croatia) - Hilly - 263.5km)
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A race with equal chances for both attackers and sprinters. Attackers might try to ditch the sprinters on the climb to Sveti Rok, but the latter will still have a chance to catch up on the final 120km, which take place on the famous Jadranska magistrala.
~~~~~

ROUND 5 - 06.12.20 - Classic of the two Continents (Istanbul (Turkey) - Flat - 283km)
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This race will cover the 35,5 kilometre long circuit on the border between Europe and Asia eight times. Another race which could see a finish sprint, but similarly to Monaco, there are chances (even better than in Monaco) for an attacker to break free from the peloton on the hilly part of the lap.
~~~~~

ROUND 6 - 20.12.20 - Pyongyang GP / Communist Clasic (Pyongyang (N. Korea) - Flat - 259.5km)
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A 16-lap race in the capital of the Hermit Kingdom, suited for sprinters. This would be a unique race, which would probably be watched by many people who usually wouldn't watch a bike race.
~~~~~

ROUND 7 - 27.12.20 - Coronavirus memorial race (Wuhan (China) - Hilly - 287.5 km)
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A race to pay tribute to the victims of the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. Similarly to race in Croatia, it could end in a bunch sprint or a solo win, with a slightly better chance of the former outcome.
~~~~~

ROUND 8 - 10.01.21 - Vegas GP (Las Vegas (USA) - Flat - 253km)
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A flat race with a shallow climb in the first part. The race will start in early evening and pass through the desert during the golden hour. Later the race will conclude over an 7-lap night ride on the Las Vegas strip. Should be won by sprinters.
~~~~~

ROUND 9 - 17.01.21 - Hawaii Tropical Classic (Honolulu (USA) - Hilly - 257km)
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A race aroud the island of Honolulu with both flat sections and Mounatins. Most likely it will be won by a Classic specialist or maybe a climber. But definetly a bunch sprint is ruled out.
~~~~~

ROUND 10 - 24.01.21 - Hypoxia Classic (La Paz (Bolivia) - Mountain - 252.5 km)
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The hardest race of the cup, both because of altitude and huge D+ of more than 9000m. Anything can happen on this race, with a very high probability of a win by somebody, who is used to high altitude. The race (and the cup) finishes on the only HC-climb of the whole cup, on Chacaltaya (5200m high)
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Link to the race: maps/tours/view/14830

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Re: Contest #4 - UCI Road World Cup

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emmea90 wrote:
30/05/2020, 16:03
Micek_52 wrote:
26/05/2020, 17:57
UCI ROAD WORLD CUP:
Spoiler!
(1) The Rules:
- YELLOW JERSEY - General Classification:
First rider to finish gets one point, each next rider to cross the line gets one more point than the previous rider. For every 30 seconds behind the previous rider one
point is given. Maximum is 100 points, and the rider gets 120 points for not starting or not finishing. At intermediate and bonus sprints, as well as at finish, a 3-2-1
bonus is deducted from the rider's score. At the end of the World Cup, the rider with lowest score wins.

- GREEN JERSEY - Sprinters Classification:
At intermediate sprints points are given to first 8 riders: 15-10-7-5-3-2-1-1. At mountain finish points are given to first 10 riders: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1. At medium
mountain finish, points are given to first 15 riders: 30-25-21-18-15-12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. At flat finish points are given for first 20 riders: 50-43-36-33-30-27-24-22-20-
18- 16-14-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1. At the end of the cup, the rider with highest score wins.

- RED JERSEY - Mountain Classification:
Points are given in the following way: C4: 1, C3: 2-1, C2: 5-3-2-1; C1: 10-7-5-3-2-1; HC: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1. Points are doubled on final climbs. Highest score
Wins.

- BLUE JERSEY - Young Rider Classification:
Same as GC, but for Young riders.

- GOLDEN JERSEY - Combined Classification:
At finish, points are given to the first 50 riders: 100-80-60-50-45-40-36-32-29-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2(31-40) - 1(41-50)
At intermedate sprints, point are given to first 15 riders: 25-20-16-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
At bonus sprins, points are given to first 6 riders: 10-7-5-3-2-1
At mountains, points are given: C4: 3, C3: 6-3, C2: 15-10-6-3, C1: 30,20,15,10,6,3; HC: 50,35,25,18,12,9,6,3. Points are doubled on final climbs.
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(2) Overall Plan:
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Overall, the cup has 10 races for a total of 2648 kilometres. 4 of them take place in Europe, one is shared between Europe and Asia, two are in Asia, two in N. America and two in S.America. 4 races are flat, 4 are hilly and 2 mountainous. Three of the races take place completley in a city, others go in the countryside around the start/finish city.
In total, there are 61 classified climbs, half of them being category 4. There are only 9 C2's and 9 C1's. The only HC climb is located at the finishline of the final round.
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(3) The Races:

ROUND 1 - 01.11.20 - Classic of the cobblestones (Gerardsbergen (Belgium) - Hilly - 257km)
Image
A slightly changed Tour of Flanders. Starting in Gerardsbergen and with the "old" Muur/Bosberg finish. A race for classics experts and attackers.
~~~~~

ROUND 2 - 15.11.20 - Classic of the emerald river (Nova Gorica (Slovenia) - Mountain - 281km)
Image
With a population of 13.000, Nova Gorica is the smallest of the towns to host one of the races. The race itself is a combination of Strade Bianche and Il Lombardia, but even harder. The final climb is 6km long with an average gradient of about 9%. Climbers would most likely win this race.
~~~~~

ROUND 3 - 22.11.20 - Monaco Grand Prix (Monte Carlo (Monaco) - Flat - 260.5km)
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The riders will ride the full length of a Monaco GP (78 laps totaling 260,52 km). Should be won by sprinters, however attackers could also take the win by a surprise attack on the short climb to Casino of Monaco.
~~~~~

ROUND 4 - 29.11.20 - Classic of the Adriatic sea (Zadar (Croatia) - Hilly - 263.5km)
Image
A race with equal chances for both attackers and sprinters. Attackers might try to ditch the sprinters on the climb to Sveti Rok, but the latter will still have a chance to catch up on the final 120km, which take place on the famous Jadranska magistrala.
~~~~~

ROUND 5 - 06.12.20 - Classic of the two Continents (Istanbul (Turkey) - Flat - 283km)
Image
This race will cover the 35,5 kilometre long circuit on the border between Europe and Asia eight times. Another race which could see a finish sprint, but similarly to Monaco, there are chances (even better than in Monaco) for an attacker to break free from the peloton on the hilly part of the lap.
~~~~~

ROUND 6 - 20.12.20 - Pyongyang GP / Communist Clasic (Pyongyang (N. Korea) - Flat - 259.5km)
Image
A 16-lap race in the capital of the Hermit Kingdom, suited for sprinters. This would be a unique race, which would probably be watched by many people who usually wouldn't watch a bike race.
~~~~~

ROUND 7 - 27.12.20 - Coronavirus memorial race (Wuhan (China) - Hilly - 287.5 km)
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A race to pay tribute to the victims of the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. Similarly to race in Croatia, it could end in a bunch sprint or a solo win, with a slightly better chance of the former outcome.
~~~~~

ROUND 8 - 10.01.21 - Vegas GP (Las Vegas (USA) - Flat - 253km)
Image
A flat race with a shallow climb in the first part. The race will start in early evening and pass through the desert during the golden hour. Later the race will conclude over an 7-lap night ride on the Las Vegas strip. Should be won by sprinters.
~~~~~

ROUND 9 - 17.01.21 - Hawaii Tropical Classic (Honolulu (USA) - Hilly - 257km)
Image
A race aroud the island of Honolulu with both flat sections and Mounatins. Most likely it will be won by a Classic specialist or maybe a climber. But definetly a bunch sprint is ruled out.
~~~~~

ROUND 10 - 24.01.21 - Hypoxia Classic (La Paz (Bolivia) - Mountain - 252.5 km)
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The hardest race of the cup, both because of altitude and huge D+ of more than 9000m. Anything can happen on this race, with a very high probability of a win by somebody, who is used to high altitude. The race (and the cup) finishes on the only HC-climb of the whole cup, on Chacaltaya (5200m high)
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Link to the race: maps/tours/view/14830

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Re: Contest #4 - UCI Road World Cup

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UCI ROAD CYCLING WORLD CUP 2020

Taking advantage of the absence of races during the spring and summer period of the year due to the Coronavirus break, UCI has decided to implement a World Cup this year, with the expectation of being extended to the coming years if it is well accepted.
For more equality between riders and visibility of the sponsors (as they are, after all, the ones who maintain this sport), the race will be done by commercial teams.

The mechanics of the race are easy. Riders will earn points at the end of each race, at the intermediate sprints and at the different climbs (with a slightly different from usual scoring way, as some mythical climbs like for example, Kappelmuur, could have the same punctuation than a long and hard climb). The rider with more points at the end of the 10 races, wins the World Cup and will wear a special maillot all of the next year.

There will be 4 different classifications:

General classification: it counts all the points from the finish line, intermediate sprints and climbs

Sprint classification: it counts all the points from the finish line and intermediate sprints

Mountain classification: it counts only the points from the climbs

Youth classification: has the same criteria than the GC, but only for the U25 riders


The points will be given following this tables:

Finish line:

1. 150 points
2. 120 points
3. 100 points
4. 80 points
5. 60 points
6. 50 points
7. 40 points
8. 30 points
9. 25 points
10. 20 points
11. 15 points
12. 12 points
13. 10 points
14. 8 points
15. 6 points
16. 5 points
17. 4 points
18. 3 points
19. 2 points
20. 1 point

Intermediate sprints:

1. 15 points
2. 12 points
3. 10 points
4. 8 points
5. 6 points
6. 5 points
7. 4 points
8. 3 points
9. 2 points
10. 1 points

Climbs:

- 1st category:

1. 20 points
2. 15 points
3. 12 points
4. 10 points
5. 8 points
6. 6 points
7. 4 points
8. 3 points
9. 2 points
10. 1 point

- 2nd category:

1. 12 points
2. 9 points
3. 6 points
4. 4 points
5. 3 points
6. 2 points
7. 1 point

- 3rd category:

1. 6 points
2. 4 points
3. 3 points
4. 2 points
5. 1 point

- 4th category:

1. 3 points
2. 2 points
3. 1 point


These are the 10 races of the World Cup
Round 1 - New Plymouth

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The first race will be held in New Zealand, in the coast city of New Zealand, in the foothills of the Mount Taranaki. The race has a quite open course, with some long climbs, but with soft slopes, so we could see some attacks from the climbers/puncheurs, but with the possibility of seeing a sprint.

Round 2 - Singapore

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This will be by far the best opportunity for the sprinters, with a completely flat and urban course in the city of Singapore. The two circuits of the race will feature almost all at the spectacular F1 Marina Bay Circuit, where the finish line will be located.

Round 3 - Baku

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Cycling returns to the capital of the Caspian Sea with a flattish route, where possibly the ascent to the emblematic Flame Towers won't be the hardest difficulty, but the wind for which the city is famous, even more knowing that half of the circuit goes through the city bay. It will also visit the historic part, with a technical part (but completely possible, as it was part of the circuit of 2015 European Games). The race will start and finish just in front of the Crystal Hall, other of the main attractions of the city.

Round 4 - Kigali

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The World Cup will also visit Africa, and what a better place to do it than Rwanda? This will be one of the hardest routes, with 6 ascents to the Mur de Kigali, that will be released to the world in all its magnificence. The first real option for the climbers, so the will have to take advantage of it.

Round 5 - Manizales

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We swap continents again and travel to the city of Manizales, in Colombia. It will held a perfect race for climbers, with the three times ascent to the Torre de Chipre (in the middle of the city), with its 22 kilometers. Even being in Colombia, altitude won't be as extreme as in other places, but it will reach 2100 meters in some points, so cyclist must be prepared for it.

Round 6 - San Francisco

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Last round of the World Cup out of Europe, and will possibly one of the most scenic ones, going through all the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge just before the final circuit, perfect for the puncheurs, inside the mythical ultrasteep streets of San Francisco and the more even mythical Lombard Street, that will also be the last difficulty of the day before the finish line.

Round 7 - Oudenaarde

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Flanders had to be necessarily here, and here is it, with some of the most classical climbs like Kapelmuur, Oude Kwaremont o Paterberg and a big reward on their top, so the classic men could exploit their favorable terrain.

Round 8- Frascati

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Another opportunity for the climbers, this time in Italy, in the beautiful surroundings of Frascati, near Rome and some other scenic places like Castel Gandolfo or Rocca Priora, which will be visited by the race. Another good opportunity for the climbers, but they have to make tough the race if they want to get rid of the most explosive men, because the slopes aren't steep in almost any climb.

Round 9 - Versailles

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The race will visit France for its penultimate round, in Versailles. In the profile the circuit appears easy but we all know this zone from Paris-Nice, so rouleurs will have many things to say if the wind appears, something more than likely. Bad weather aims to be another enemy for the cyclist in this round.

Round 10 - Madrid

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And here comes the final and decisive round. It could seem a quite strange circuit (and it definitely is), but precisely this gives opportunities to all type of riders. Climbers and puncheurs have the middle part of the race to open gaps with the other riders in the circuit of San Lorenzo del Escorial (with >15% gradients), and rouleurs, classic specialists and sprinters would need to resist here for reducing distances in the flat 50 km and have the opportunity of reach the climbers and take the points in the finish line.


Link of the 10 routes: maps/tours/view/15104

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Re: Contest #4 - UCI Road World Cup

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UCI decide to make a new competition, an winter World Cup with ten legs. To allow every riders to expect to win the overall classification, here is the points system for each race :
200 for the winner of the race,
100 for the second
60 for the third
50 for the fourth
40 for the fifth
20 for the sixth
15 for the seventh
10 for the eighth
8 for the ninth
4 for the tenth

No others points will be allowed, UCI wanted by that to recover the spirit of the old World Cup...That’s why the leader of the overall classification will short the jersey that was wearing at the time. No obligation for the riders to make every race.

maps/tours/view/15107

1st leg : Pau – Pau (271km), 14 november


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It’s on a road favorable to punchers that this World Cup will begin. Traced around Pau, this 33.5km circuit will take two difficult but very different climbs : the terrible but short Chemin du Bourdieu (1.1km at 11%) and the longest and easier côte de la Vallée Heureuse (2.1km to 5.2%). At the top of the latter, there will be 13.5km to reach the finish line, located along Place de Verdun, after an ascent of 600m at 4%.

[aligncenter]2nd leg : Boston – Boston (257km), 28 november[/aligncenter]

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This time, it will be sprinters' turn to be in the spotlight, with the first of two races scheduled in North America, both in the United States. In Boston, the riders will pass in front of the famous Harvard University and the Fresh Pond, around which a 25.5km circuit, generally flat except for the ascent of Corey Hill (1km at 6.2%), is articuled.

[aligncenter]3rd leg : Richmond – Richmond (279km), 5 december[/aligncenter]

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There will be a taste of Worlds 2015 in the air. In Richmond, the riders will find a circuit that they had largely completed during the line race of the world championships of 2015. But the circuit will be much shorter, with only 11.5km on the program. Each time, it will be necessary to cross the cobbled ascent of Libby Hill (300m at 7%), the 100m cobbled of North 26th street, the cobbled climb of North 23th street (300m at 6%) as well as Capitol Hill (400m at 6%) which leads to the red flame. A relentless circuit that will have to be faced 24 times !

[aligncenter]4th leg : Cartago – Cartago (279km), 19 december[/aligncenter]

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After France and the United States, the World Cup will head to Costa Rica for the first race for climbers. On the program, a first part of the race already hilly but fairly easy in the plain of San José before returning to Cartago and then going to seek the plain of the Angostura dam. This is when climbers can get into action, on the slopes of the Turrialba volcano. They will first have to face the Alto d'Irazu (16.8 km at 5.8%) before crossing the finish line for the first time and starting the two circuits, articulated around the terrible ascent of Llano Grande, its 8.4km at 9.3% and its 2272m altitude.

[aligncenter]5th leg : Rio de Janeiro – Rio de Janeiro (265km), 2 january[/aligncenter]

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After the memories of the 2015 Worlds, it is now at the 2016 Olympics that this stage will be reminiscent with a race drawn around Rio de Janeiro, where the Olympic line race took place four years ago. The first part of the event will be completely flat with almost 150km drawn around Guanabara Bay. But everything will change when the riders return to Rio and enter in the circuit, 118km from the finish. They will have two more laps to go, with three climbs on the program each time: the Alto do Sumaré (9.7km at 7%), the terrible Muro da Gaeva (4km at 9.9%) and the Altyo de Queimado (3.3km to 7.2%), at the top of which there will be 13km to travel to reach the finish line, drawn along the Copacabana beach.

[aligncenter]6th leg : Durban – Durban (283km), 16 january[/aligncenter]

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It’s without a doubt the easiest circuit of the World Cup, with 15.5km almost completely flat and straight drawn in Durban, South Africa. Only the climb of Humber Hill and its 700m at 5.7% could pertub sprinters. And even…

[aligncenter]7th leg : Gotemba – Gotemba (260km), 30 january[/aligncenter]

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For climbers wishing to win the World Cup, this is the last event which is completely favorable to them. After a difficult first hundred kilometers but above all favorable to the formation of a breakaway, riders will enter the decisive final sequence with the ascent - in part - of Mount Fuji from the South (17.6km at 5.3% ) before going back down to the finish line to start the two circuit’s laps. The circuit, 45.5 km long, mainly borrows the Mikuni Pass and its 6.7 km at 10.5%, ascent present in the program of the 2021 Olympic Games. If the decision is not made there, there will still be the Kakozaka Shrine Pass (2.3km at 5.3%) - taken in the other direction at the start of the race - and the Mae Hill (900m at 5.7%), whose summit is 6.5km from the finish.

[aligncenter]8th leg : Manisa – Manisa (280km), 13 february[/aligncenter]

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Here is a circuit purely for punchers! If it doesn’t have a summit finish, it’s just like the only ascent of an 18.5km circuit, the Sarabat Hill, which will be located 3.5km from the finish line. But the 15 passages of this climb from 1.1 km to 10% has enough to offer a disheveled race.

[aligncenter]9th leg : Madrid – Madrid (278km), 20 february[/aligncenter]

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Is it really a circuit for sprinters? Everything seems favorable to a massive finish for the fastest riders ... But can we consider that an event at more than 4000m of D + is really for sprinters? No hill listed, of course, but several sections of 500m at 4%, without real rest, at each of the 12 laps of the 22km circuit passing in particular in front of the Santiago Bernabeu and not far from Vicente Calderon. And the arrival will of course be in Plaza Cibeles, as for the stages of the Vuelta.

[aligncenter]10th leg : Zagreb – Zagreb (253km), 27 february[/aligncenter]

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It’s the race of all possibilities ... For the last of the ten legs of this World Cup, drawn around Zagreb, it is difficult to say what type of rider should win. After a hundred kilometers all flat to the east of the Croatia’s capital, riders will return to the mountains with the sequence Grohor Pass (6.2 Km at 5.2%) - Crtanovac (4.4km to 4.3%) which will start tiring the organisms before the main ascent of the day, towards Puntijarka (15.3km at 5%). Enough to create gaps but there will still be 92km to the summit before the finish. After the ascent of Medvedgrad (3.8 km to 7.6%), the riders will enter the Zagreb circuit. Only one difficulty in the program of the 22km of the circuit, the cobbled climb of Mesnicka (600m at 7%). What to allow a return of the sprinters? What favor Flandrians? Punchers? Allow a war between climbers? Everything is possible and the race for final victory could well be played here…

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