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Tour De France?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Jon0, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Jon0

    Jon0 Regular Member

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    Watched this with interest last year and the two races so far yesterday and today. But, i'm still not quite sure how it works. Cancelara is top of the standings after two races yet never won yesterday, or today. Yet Mark Cavendish is down in 100th place despite winning todays race. Anyone care to put me right? Silly bugger :D
     
  2. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    It works on time. Cancellara won the opening prologue time trial. Think he was about six seconds up on wiggins. Cav won today so he gets points towards the green jersey but he was twenty seconds down from the time trial. The gc or general classification is the pack and they all get given the same time so you can finish in the pack most days without losing time unless there's a breakaway group that have an advantage on the clock. Cavendish won't be looking to win the tour as he will struggle in the mountains where he will have to sacrifice a lot of time but will be aiming for the green jersey for highest placed daily finisher and should be good for 5-7 stage wins
     
  3. Jon0

    Jon0 Regular Member

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    Ah, Cheers. I never realised the prologue counted towards the outlook. Cleared it up!