London to Paris tour - jersey competition and awards | HotChillee

LONDON-PARIS 2019
jersey competition and awards

Participants riding in Groups 1 and 2 will have the opportunity to compete for Leaders Jerseys and Age Category Awards in flagged race sections covering sprinting, climbing and overall time (general classification). The rest of the day riders enjoy tempo group riding in a fully supported environment, with ample opportunity to get to know their fellow riders.  Riders can compete for any jersey across the Stages, but can only win one classification overall – choose according to your ability! Riders also have the chance to take place in the Kalas Best Team Competition and this year we have introduced a new award …  the Ride Captain’s Stage Heroes…

General Classification (GC) Competition 

General Classification Yellow flag at start and finish of the GC section. There is a blue flag with 1km to go. Riders are timed across the yellow flags with the first rider crossing the first flag setting off the clock. The times for your Yellow GC sections are added together to provide your overall GC Ranking. 

Men’s Leaders Jersey – the best GC male based yellow flagged sections.
Women’s Leaders Jersey – the best GC female based on yellow flagged sections.
Boy’s Leaders  Jersey – the best GC U23 based based on yellow flagged sections.
Girl’s Leaders Jersey – the best GC U23 based based on yellow flagged sections.

Sprint Competition 

There are Sprints Green flags at start and finish of each sprint. The flags are generally 1km apart. The peloton will speed up as it gets closer to the initial green flag. There is no timing but points are awarded for the first 5 riders to cross the second green flag. Points are awarded equally across all the sprints: 1st 10, 2nd 8, 3rd 6, 4th 4, 5th 2.

Sprinters Jersey – the best male sprinter based on total sprint points.
Women’s Sprinters Jersey – the best female sprinter based on total sprint points.
Boy’s Sprinters Jersey – the best U23 sprinter based on total sprint points.
Girls’s Sprinters Jersey – the best U23 sprinter based on total sprint points.

Climb Competition 

There are Climbing Red flags denoting the start and finish of the climb. Points are awarded for the top 5 riders on each climb: 1st 10, 2nd 8, 3rd 6, 4th 4, 5th 2.

Men’s Climbers Jersey – the best male climber based on total climbing points.
Women’s Climbers Jersey – the best female climber based on total climbing points.
Boy’s Climbers Jersey – the best U23 climber based on total climbing points.
Girl’s Climbers Jersey – the best U23 climber based on total climbing points.

 

Age Category Awards 

Participants can ride in any of the speed groups to qualify for the Age Category Awards:

Master Male – best GC time for male in 40-49 years age group. 
Master Female – best GC time for female 40-49 years age group. 

Grand Master Male – best GC time for male in 50-59 years age group. 
Grand Master Female – best GC time for female 50-59 years age group. 

Grand Grand Master Male- best GC time for male in 60+ years age group. 
Grand Grand Master Female – best GC time for female 60+ years age group.

Best Team Competition

An Official Team is made up of 4 riders. The times of the fastest 3 team members in the timed GC sections are recorded. The aggregate times of the fastest 3 riders across the GC Stages are then added to form the final results. All 4 riders must ride in Groups 1 or 2 for the duration of the ride to qualify for the Best Team Award. 

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Ride Captain’s Stage Heroes

This year we have introduced a new daily award, the Ride Captain’s Stage Heroes! Each day the HotChillee Ride Captains will select one female and one male rider from their group who has stood out. It will not be based on their athletic performance, but on their contribution to group moral, support shown to other riders, or generally making the day more awesome.

Each Stage Hero will win a Specialized S-Works Prevail helmet. Riders will be emailed at the end of each Stage with the names of the day’s Heroes.

The helmets will be sent directly to winners post event.

S-Works Prevail

HotChillee Ride Captains