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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 12-23-12, 20:43
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Default Boni Seconds In The Tour? Bring it Back?

So do you think ASO should bring back?

If so just like before? (20,12,8) or maybe limited?
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Old 12-23-12, 20:48
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Of course they can, but they should think about where to put them. This year's Tour would have been a lot different had there been boni sec's at intermediate sprints and tops of mountain passes. That would encourage attacking a lot more than just boni's at the finish imo.
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Old 12-23-12, 20:55
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Of course they can, but they should think about where to put them. This year's Tour would have been a lot different had there been boni sec's at intermediate sprints and tops of mountain passes. That would encourage attacking a lot more than just boni's at the finish imo.
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I would really like to see Bonus Seconds on top of mountains. Most for HC, fewer for first cat and so forth.
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Yes, stage races should do much more for bringing the GC stars into action:
smaller teams
Bonus seconds (fixed bonus all stages to mix the players)
opportunities to gain time in 10+ stages (if GT)
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No. It falsifies the race.
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No. It falsifies the race.
lol, love the idea bonus secs should be a key driver behind falsifying results.
Carry on.
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No. It falsifies the race.
But everyone in a group getting the same time doesn't?
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lol, love the idea bonus secs should be a key driver behind falsifying results.
Carry on.
Simply because it is not based on the true time of the event therefore the person who completes the course in the fastest time is not necessarily the winner every time. That is how it falsifies the results.
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But everyone in a group getting the same time doesn't?
Totally different. That is a matter of safety and logic because not everyone can be at the front and the time differences lost and made because of those sprints is negligible.
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Totally different. That is a matter of safety and logic because not everyone can be at the front and the time differences lost and made because of those sprints is negligible.
It still 'falsifies' the time of the riders
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