Yellow Jersey most days wins Tour de France

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The winner of Tour de France is the rider who has the yellow jersey most days in the race.

If more riders have the same yellow-jersey-days the time will count.

It is more fair and it will give us a complete another TdF.

It is not fair a rider can winn TdF on the last mountain in the race as last year 2019.

Maybe you agree.
 
The winner of Tour de France is the rider who has the yellow jersey most days in the race.

If more riders have the same yellow-jersey-days the time will count.

It is more fair and it will give us a complete another TdF.

It is not fair a rider can winn TdF on the last mountain in the race as last year 2019.

Maybe you agree.
an interesting proposal.

however, what do you do when a sprinter takes yellow and holds it for five days. No one else holds it for more than four. With four stages to go, the greatest, most complete rider takes yellow for the first time, he leads the sprinter by over three hours on GC, there are even two more high mountain stages, but there is no way this rider can hold yellow for five or more days to win.

do you then cancel the last four stages and give the win to the sprinter who is three hours down...?
 
Reassigning some Grand Tours, then:

The 2000 Giro is reassigned from Stefano Garzelli to Francesco Casagrande
The 2001 Vuelta is reassigned rom Ángel Casero to Óscar Sevilla
The 2002 Giro is reassigned from Paolo Savoldelli to Jens Heppner
The 2002 Vuelta is reassigned from Aitor González to Óscar Sevilla
The 2003 Vuelta is reassigned from Roberto Heras to Isidro Nozal
The 2004 Tour is reassigned from [nobody] to Thomas Voeckler
The 2006 Vuelta is reassigned from Aleksandr Vinokourov to Alejandro Valverde
The 2008 Giro is reassigned from Alberto Contador to Giovanni Visconti
The 2009 Tour is reassigned from Alberto Contador to Rinaldo Nocentini
The 2010 Giro is reassigned from Ivan Basso to David Arroyo
The 2011 Tour is reassigned from Cadel Evans to Thomas Voeckler
The 2012 Giro is reassigned from Ryder Hesjedal to Joaquím Rodríguez
The 2012 Vuelta is reassigned from Alberto Contador to Joaquím Rodríguez
The 2013 Vuelta is reassigned from Chris Horner to Vincenzo Nibali
The 2016 Giro is reassigned from Vincenzo Nibali to Tom Dumoulin
The 2018 Giro is reassigned from Chris Froome to Simon Yates
The 2019 Tour is reassigned from Egan Bernal to Julien Alaphilippe
 
The winner of Tour de France is the rider who has the yellow jersey most days in the race.

If more riders have the same yellow-jersey-days the time will count.

It is more fair and it will give us a complete another TdF.

It is not fair a rider can winn TdF on the last mountain in the race as last year 2019.

Maybe you agree.
Good one. How about holding 10 tour de Frances and it's best out of 10. That would take the whole season but nothing else matters, right?
 
The winner of Tour de France is the rider who has the yellow jersey most days in the race.

If more riders have the same yellow-jersey-days the time will count.

It is more fair and it will give us a complete another TdF.

It is not fair a rider can winn TdF on the last mountain in the race as last year 2019.

Maybe you agree.
So by that logic:

A football team score after 5 minutes, they lead for most of the game but concede 2 goals in the last 10 minutes and lose 2-1 at the final whistle.

Should they still be the winner?
 
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Reassigning some Grand Tours, then:

The 2000 Giro is reassigned from Stefano Garzelli to Francesco Casagrande
The 2001 Vuelta is reassigned rom Ángel Casero to Óscar Sevilla
The 2002 Giro is reassigned from Paolo Savoldelli to Jens Heppner
The 2002 Vuelta is reassigned from Aitor González to Óscar Sevilla
The 2003 Vuelta is reassigned from Roberto Heras to Isidro Nozal
The 2004 Tour is reassigned from [nobody] to Thomas Voeckler
The 2006 Vuelta is reassigned from Aleksandr Vinokourov to Alejandro Valverde
The 2008 Giro is reassigned from Alberto Contador to Giovanni Visconti
The 2009 Tour is reassigned from Alberto Contador to Rinaldo Nocentini
The 2010 Giro is reassigned from Ivan Basso to David Arroyo
The 2011 Tour is reassigned from Cadel Evans to Thomas Voeckler
The 2012 Giro is reassigned from Ryder Hesjedal to Joaquím Rodríguez
The 2012 Vuelta is reassigned from Alberto Contador to Joaquím Rodríguez
The 2013 Vuelta is reassigned from Chris Horner to Vincenzo Nibali
The 2016 Giro is reassigned from Vincenzo Nibali to Tom Dumoulin
The 2018 Giro is reassigned from Chris Froome to Simon Yates
The 2019 Tour is reassigned from Egan Bernal to Julien Alaphilippe
Looking at this, I am almost starting to like the idea.
 
So by that logic:

A football team score after 5 minutes, they lead for most of the game but concede 2 goals in the last 10 minutes and lose 2-1 at the final whistle.

Should they still be the winner?

As a West Ham fan I can remember them being top of the league at Christmas in the 80s on a few occasions. The joke used to be that West Ham went down with the Christmas decorations. So I'm in favour.
 
I feel we are onto something. Imagine a mountain points classification with that system where the first week is almost entirely flat. About time competitions like that aren't so one sided but finally won by the most complete rider
 
Reassigning some Grand Tours, then:

The 2000 Giro is reassigned from Stefano Garzelli to Francesco Casagrande
The 2001 Vuelta is reassigned rom Ángel Casero to Óscar Sevilla
The 2002 Giro is reassigned from Paolo Savoldelli to Jens Heppner
The 2002 Vuelta is reassigned from Aitor González to Óscar Sevilla
The 2003 Vuelta is reassigned from Roberto Heras to Isidro Nozal
The 2004 Tour is reassigned from [nobody] to Thomas Voeckler
The 2006 Vuelta is reassigned from Aleksandr Vinokourov to Alejandro Valverde
The 2008 Giro is reassigned from Alberto Contador to Giovanni Visconti
The 2009 Tour is reassigned from Alberto Contador to Rinaldo Nocentini
The 2010 Giro is reassigned from Ivan Basso to David Arroyo
The 2011 Tour is reassigned from Cadel Evans to Thomas Voeckler
The 2012 Giro is reassigned from Ryder Hesjedal to Joaquím Rodríguez
The 2012 Vuelta is reassigned from Alberto Contador to Joaquím Rodríguez
The 2013 Vuelta is reassigned from Chris Horner to Vincenzo Nibali
The 2016 Giro is reassigned from Vincenzo Nibali to Tom Dumoulin
The 2018 Giro is reassigned from Chris Froome to Simon Yates
The 2019 Tour is reassigned from Egan Bernal to Julien Alaphilippe
Thank god Oscar Pereiro keeps his Tour win though
 
It would definitely keep the route designers on their toes. However, it would defeat the purpose of testing recovery over three weeks. At most you would have to be able to last a top shape for 12 days, and probably less, as long as you were yellow for all of them.
 
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The winner of Tour de France is the rider who has the yellow jersey most days in the race.

If more riders have the same yellow-jersey-days the time will count.

It is more fair and it will give us a complete another TdF.

It is not fair a rider can winn TdF on the last mountain in the race as last year 2019.

Maybe you agree.
Wouldn't this get kinda boring if a rider holds yellow for the first 11 days ?
 
Reassigning some Grand Tours, then:

The 2000 Giro is reassigned from Stefano Garzelli to Francesco Casagrande
The 2001 Vuelta is reassigned rom Ángel Casero to Óscar Sevilla
The 2002 Giro is reassigned from Paolo Savoldelli to Jens Heppner
The 2002 Vuelta is reassigned from Aitor González to Óscar Sevilla
The 2003 Vuelta is reassigned from Roberto Heras to Isidro Nozal
The 2004 Tour is reassigned from [nobody] to Thomas Voeckler
The 2006 Vuelta is reassigned from Aleksandr Vinokourov to Alejandro Valverde
The 2008 Giro is reassigned from Alberto Contador to Giovanni Visconti
The 2009 Tour is reassigned from Alberto Contador to Rinaldo Nocentini
The 2010 Giro is reassigned from Ivan Basso to David Arroyo
The 2011 Tour is reassigned from Cadel Evans to Thomas Voeckler
The 2012 Giro is reassigned from Ryder Hesjedal to Joaquím Rodríguez
The 2012 Vuelta is reassigned from Alberto Contador to Joaquím Rodríguez
The 2013 Vuelta is reassigned from Chris Horner to Vincenzo Nibali
The 2016 Giro is reassigned from Vincenzo Nibali to Tom Dumoulin
The 2018 Giro is reassigned from Chris Froome to Simon Yates
The 2019 Tour is reassigned from Egan Bernal to Julien Alaphilippe

Under this way of doing things Valverde is a two time Vuelta winner.
 
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