Too Dangerous. Can you imagine The 40 or so who are concerned about their GC, sprinting among a dozen sprinters, while their leadout men go backwards?swuzzlebubble said:Especially for “non-sprint” stages, I would reduce the time gap between riders that determines a timing ‘split’ from one second to say quarter or half second.
Basically, any more than a bike length = split.
Too. Dangerous. Imagine the whole back of the field scrambling like mad to avoid being last while GC men get eliminated because of punctures.Tigerion said:Make the intermediate sprints and a climb like an elimination race in track cycling
The last rider through gets eliminated from the race
You're doing exactly all the things i wouldn't doOld&slow said:I would permanently ban riders previously caught cheating in the Tour. Byebye Contador. This Tour is already much better without him. Why not keep it that way.
I would make the first week a bit easier. This trend of so many classic type stages takes a toll on the riders and results in Tours like last year with far to many crashes. Riders need a few more easy stages especially the first week. Although I did really like the cobble stage 2 years ago. It added quite a lot and had a good effect on the standings.
I would bring back the TTT more often and make it longer and more technical. Make riders pay a greater price for having a poor team.
I like all of that as long as it isn't rewarded in the same way as the main jerseys but is more ceremonial. In some ways it'd be a 'thank you' to the rider for trying to contribute to the race and gives a rider who isn't a premier GC, Sprinter or Mountain guy something to aim for. Some recognition.T-Rav. said:I'd establish an actual combativity points competition for the most aggressive rider, based on the amount of time (or distance) a rider spends in a breakaway in front of the peloton. Maybe require a min. gap of 10sec be established on the peloton before a rider starts getting credit for aggressiveness. With current technology we should be able to keep track of who's off the front of the peloton and for how long fairly easily.