# Pro Races:Ranked and Explained in One Diagram

#### Mellow Velo

Saw this posted in a little place I know and thought it might be of interest, especially to those who may be new(ish) to the sport.
Just about the best explanation of how events rank, in a single picture, that I've seen.

Bigger and clearer, here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/37458067@N00/4302351672/sizes/o/

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#### Anonymous

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Ah.. but was does 2.1 1.1 etc all mean (i know obviously)

The UCI's race classification. The first number denotes the amount of days (2 is multi stage race), the second number denotes the category (HC means beyond category). Am I right?

#### Sum_of_Marc

The UCI's race classification. The first number denotes the amount of days, the second number denotes the category (HC means beyond category). Am I right?

Not quite

1.X is a One-day race
2.X is a Stage race - the number is 2 regardless of amount of stages

Sum_of_Marc said:
Not quite

1.X is a One-day race
2.X is a Stage race - the number is 2 regardless of amount of stages

Yeah I caught that. I edited it to be more specific. What I get for rushing to be the first responder.

#### 53x11 in DC

Giro d'Italia taking a place in the inert column? Doesn't make sense. MV, you would be the first to refer to the lack of action at the TdF being inert, vs. the GdI.

The Hydrogen/Helium comparison is too easy.

#### pmcg76

53x11 in DC said:
Giro d'Italia taking a place in the inert column? Doesn't make sense. MV, you would be the first to refer to the lack of action at the TdF being inert, vs. the GdI.

The Hydrogen/Helium comparison is too easy.

We havent heard from you in ages 53 x 11 in DC or maybe I just havent noticed you, always good to see people return.

#### LugHugger

L'Eroica (MPE) won't be in it's current spot for long. A fast-emerging semi-Classic

#### Mellow Velo

53x11 in DC said:
Giro d'Italia taking a place in the inert column? Doesn't make sense. MV, you would be the first to refer to the lack of action at the TdF being inert, vs. the GdI.

The Hydrogen/Helium comparison is too easy.

Very good.
I'll use a mirror.

#### 53x11 in DC

pmcg76 said:
We havent heard from you in ages 53 x 11 in DC or maybe I just havent noticed you, always good to see people return.

Nope - your perceptive powers are spot-on. Took a sabbatical after the inanity of last year's Tour.

#### Aapjes

I agree with the maker of this diagram that the world championships should always be held in The Netherlands

#### Ferminal

Where does electron affinity enter this!? It works mainly, apart from the Giro being in with the noble gases (always a boring lot). If the Giro was in the halogens then the top right wanting electrons (exciting racing) would be quite fitting

The lower the atomic number = the better quality the race?