jersey competitons and age category awards

The LONDON-PARIS is a multi stage endurance road cycling event consisting of flagged timed sections with tempo riding between. The format allows for an exciting competition in the “Race” level groups, with social tempo riding in-between. The “Ride” and “Social” level groups more focused on completing the endurance nature of the event. The flagged sections cover sprinting, climbing and over all time (general classification). The competition takes place in Group 1 and the women’s race in Group 2.

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. 

Climb Competition 

Climbing Red flags denoting the start and finish of the climb. Points are awarded for the top 5 riders on the climb, with points being higher for more difficult climbs. A blue flag is placed 1km from the top of the climb.

Climb points are the same for all green sprint sections, namely: 1st 10, 2nd 8, 3rd 6, 4th 4, 5th 2.

Sprint Competition 

Sprints Green flags at start and finish of the climb. The flags are generally 1km apart. The peloton will generally 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.

Sprint points are the same for all green sprint sections, namely: 1st 10, 2nd 8, 3rd 6, 4th 4, 5th 2.

Jersey Categories Awards

BikeRadar Men’s Leaders Jersey – the best GC male based yellow flagged sections. Jersey and trophy award.
BikeRadar
Women’s Leaders Jersey – the best GC female based on yellow flagged sections. Jersey and trophy award.

Procylcing Men’s Sprinters Jersey – the best male sprinter based on total sprint points. Jersey and trophy award.
Procylcing Women’s Sprinters Jersey – the best female sprinter based on total sprint points. Jersey and trophy award.

Cycling Plus Men’s Climbers Jersey – the best male climber based on total climbing points. Jersey and trophy award.
Cycling Plus 
Women’s Climbers Jersey – the best female climber based on total climbing points. Jersey and trophy award.

U23 Male – best GC time for male in U23 age group. Trophy award.
U23 Female – best GC time for male in U23 age group. Trophy award.
Master Male – best GC time for male in 40-49 years age group. Trophy award.
Master Female – best GC time for female 40-49 years age group. Trophy award.
Grand Master – best GC time for male in 50+ years age group. Trophy award.
Grand Master Female – best GC time for female 50+ years age group. Trophy award.
Grand Grand Master – best GC time for male in 60+ years age group. Trophy award.
Grand Grand Master Female – best GC time for female 60+ years age group. Trophy award.

Official Team Competition

An Official Team is made up of 4 riders. The times of the fastest 3 team members in the timed GC section for each stage are recorded. The aggregate times of the fastest 3 riders across 3 Stages are then added to form the final results at the end of Stage 3. All riders must ride in Groups 1 or 2 for the duration of the ride to qualify for the Best Team Award. Best Team Awards in the following categories:

 

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