53rd Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var (2.1) // 19th of February - 21st of February 2021

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Watching the live feed on Sporza, with Dutch translated to English. I love what google translate does to the route description for today.

"Today the riders will start a second part in the Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var (or in short: Tour du Var). The menu includes a hilly ride that starts and ends in picturesque Fayance. A journey of almost 180 kilometers on rolling Provençal roads with an angry calf biter at the end who does not shy away from the double gradients. Will Mollema hold out after yesterday's triumph or are there privateers on the coast? "

You've got to love an angry calf biter.
 
Some 110km to go. Break of seven have 4 minutes.
Clément BERTHET, Biniam GIRMA HAILU (Delko), Hugo HOULE (Astana-Premier Tech), Víctor DE LA PARTE (Total Direct Energie), Cyril BARTHE (B&B Hôtels p/b KTM), Dylan KOWALSKI (Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Métropole) et Andrea MIFSUD (Swiss Racing Academy)
Weather is wonderful.
 
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should know, but I have never actually seen it confirmed: 1 second gap is 1.00 to 1.99s, not 0.5 to 1.49, yes?
Hmm, I think it depends on the hundreth of a second the winner crosses the line. Say, he gets in at .99, then he gets a 1 second gap if the next guy is 1.01-2.00 second behind him.

If he gets in at .00, he gets a 2-second gap if the next one is 2.00-2.99 after.

It's extremely stupid if that is the case but I'm fairly sure that it's true.
 
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I should know, but I have never actually seen it confirmed: 1 second gap is 1.00 to 1.99s, not 0.5 to 1.49, yes?
Hmm, I think it depends on the hundreth of a second the winner crosses the line. Say, he gets in at .99, then he gets a 1 second gap if the next guy is 1.01-2.00 second behind him.

If he gets in at .00, he gets a 2-second gap if the next one is 2.00-2.99 after.

It's extremely stupid if that is the case but I'm fairly sure that it's true.
Time-keeping

1.2.104
For each race, the national federation of the organiser shall designate a sufficient number of timekeeper-commissaires duly licensed by it. Timekeeper-commissaires may be helped in matters other than time-keeping operations proper by other persons licensed by the national federation of the organiser. (text modified on 01.01.05)

1.2.105
Timekeeper-commissaires shall record the times on a form that they shall sign and hand to the finishing judge. (text modified on 01.01.05)

1.2.106
Times shall be taken using an electronic time-keeping machine. In track races and mountain bike downhill and four cross (4x) races, times shall be taken to the nearest 1000th of a second. In other races, the times shall be taken to the nearest second at least. Results shall be communicated to the second. Moreover, manual time-keeping will be undertaken whenever deemed necessary or useful.

1.2.107
When several riders finish in a group, all riders in the same group shall be credited with the same time. If there is a difference of one second or more between the back of the back wheel of the last rider in a group and the front of the front wheel of the first rider of the following group, the timekeeper-commissaires shall give a new time taken on the first rider of this group. Any difference of one second or more (back wheel –front wheel) between riders implies a new time. (text modified on 01.01.05; 01.01.09)

 
Time-keeping

1.2.104
For each race, the national federation of the organiser shall designate a sufficient number of timekeeper-commissaires duly licensed by it. Timekeeper-commissaires may be helped in matters other than time-keeping operations proper by other persons licensed by the national federation of the organiser. (text modified on 01.01.05)

1.2.105
Timekeeper-commissaires shall record the times on a form that they shall sign and hand to the finishing judge. (text modified on 01.01.05)

1.2.106
Times shall be taken using an electronic time-keeping machine. In track races and mountain bike downhill and four cross (4x) races, times shall be taken to the nearest 1000th of a second. In other races, the times shall be taken to the nearest second at least. Results shall be communicated to the second. Moreover, manual time-keeping will be undertaken whenever deemed necessary or useful.

1.2.107
When several riders finish in a group, all riders in the same group shall be credited with the same time. If there is a difference of one second or more between the back of the back wheel of the last rider in a group and the front of the front wheel of the first rider of the following group, the timekeeper-commissaires shall give a new time taken on the first rider of this group. Any difference of one second or more (back wheel –front wheel) between riders implies a new time. (text modified on 01.01.05; 01.01.09)

Okay, so manual time-keeping may be used. But it's still unclear when and how.
 
Intuitively, I think the first rider is the reference point for all other riders, with a floor function for the time gap. Mind 1.2.107 though.

An example:
4h16'54''.234 - 0h00'00''.000 - +0''
4h16'56''.478 - 0h00'02''.244 - +2''
4h16'57''.234 - 0h00'03''.000 - +2''
4h17'00''.012 - 0h00'05''.778 - +5''
 
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Woods is the ultimate muro man. I'd like to see him win a stage race one but he if pace is too high on Madone de Gorbio, I don't think he will survive.

Need a stage race without MTF, time trials and Tour-esque pacer climbs.
 

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