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Old 02-06-13, 11:47
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A good stage win should be more valuable that a 4th, 5th... place in the overall.
How is it in terms of UCI points, does anyone know?

Do you get points for 10th place overall? And if so, is it more or less than for a stage win?
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The cut off between points and no points is where GC placing becomes irrelevant. The UCI make the rules and everyone has to lump it while they're still running the sport. Doesn't change that fact that a GC rider's job is to get those points
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after the third place. any other place, who cares
You seemed to care about Henao defending his position in the Vuelta in May.
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You seemed to care about Henao defending his position in the Vuelta in May.
yes in the first week when he was still placed well and the vuelta in may?
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yes in the first week when he was still placed well and the vuelta in may?
La Vuelta a Italia maybe?
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Overall placing in a GT carries more WT points than a stage win through placing 14. So I'm going to go with top 14
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yes in the first week when he was still placed well and the vuelta in may?
My mistake. Clearly I meant the Giro.

I think it is ridiculous to claim that 4th in a debut GT (for instance) is not worth caring about.
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Overall placing in a GT carries more WT points than a stage win through placing 14. So I'm going to go with top 14
Crazy system really.
A much steeper drop off curve needed for GT placement points.
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It depends on how the race pans out, what impact riders getting time from breakaways has on the standings. The 2010 Giro is a extreme example of that. Sometimes a 15th place might indicate something, sometimes it is just a lucky rider.
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Old 02-06-13, 13:28
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Overall placing in a GT carries more WT points than a stage win through placing 14. So I'm going to go with top 14
Maybe in Grand Tours, they should list half the stages as being worth double points to the others. So in instead of 20,10,6,4,2....why not go 30,15,12,8,4 for ten stages and 15,8,5,3,2 for the other stages.

The big stages might be all the mountain stages, the ITT and maybe Paris and one or two weekend sprints.

Or scrap that. Who cares about the UCI points system?
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