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View Poll Results: Boni Seconds in the tour? Bring it Back?
Yes. 31 41.89%
Yes but only on flat stages. 6 8.11%
Yes but limited (eg. 10/6/4) 16 21.62%
No. 21 28.38%
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Old 12-25-12, 19:44
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The only bonifications should be for the first three riders to sign in for the day who don't use the handrails and don't slip off, no ginger steps.

Racing should be straight up racing, no to attendance trophies in the form of charity time.
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A big YES!!!

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It encourages riders with a sprint to wheel suck and wait for the last 500m or so. GTs should be decided on who completes the course in the shortest time not who of the contenders has the best sprint.
Why the shortest time? So you prefer all the favorites to come together to the finish?

I want the winner to be the best rider.
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A big YES!!!

Why the shortest time? So you prefer all the favorites to come together to the finish?

I want the winner to be the best rider.
Lmao how did you get that from what I wrote. Bonuses encourages the favourites to arrive together.
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Lmao how did you get that from what I wrote. Bonuses encourages the favourites to arrive together.
It wasn't based on your post, it's based on what happens year after year in the mountain stages. Favorites arrive together more often than not. Bonus secs have brought excitement to the races.
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a BIG yes to the finishline (30, 20 10 sec)
a yes to the HC mountains (20, 12, 8 sec)
and ban the radios, please
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a BIG yes to the finishline (30, 20 10 sec)
a yes to the HC mountains (20, 12, 8 sec)
and ban the radios, please
Absolutely, I'd like to see also bonus sec. on intermediate mountains tops, but I guess the polka dot and green jersey competition would suffer from that.
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