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  • Michael

    “Remember, bonus seconds are back on the menu in the Tour de France this year. 10-6-4 seconds will be awarded to the first three riders to cross the finishing line on all the regular road stages.”
    I could be wrong but i believe the time bonuses are only during the first 9 stages to the rest day (except for the TT’s) not all the road stages as you’ve stated.

    Love these previews, great rundown of the entire race and makes my velogames team a lot better :)

    • claude cat

      Quite correct.

      “Bonus seconds will again be awarded at the finishes of the 2nd to the 8th stage. The bonuses will be of 10, 6 and 4 seconds for the first three of each of these stages.”

      • Thanks guys. I’ll make the correction

        • Mark

          The letour website is wrong in the above quote. If you download the official rule book (link to pdf on same page), Article 26 gives: “Des bonifications sont attribuées dans toutes les arrivées des étapes en ligne, donc à l’exception des étapes contre la montre « individuel » et « par équipe ». Elles sont de 10, 6 et 4 secondes aux trois premiers coureurs classés.” = Bonus points for all stages except time trials.

          • We’re looking into the discrepancy. The official TdF roadbook says bonus seconds are awarded from stages 2-8. But as you say, the official rule book states otherwise.

            • Andy Logan

              INRNG mentioned it should be all stages apart from the ITT and TTT…. Unless that has changed.

  • Jessy Vee

    I love bonus seconds! That’s what makes the Giro so exciting to watch. It’s more exciting when the big contenders have to fight for seconds here and there.

  • dcaspira

    Hey Guys, any tips on where the best TDF Fantasy game is this year? Thanks :)

    • Tim

      Sbs isn’t doing their fantasy league this year. Trying out fantasy.road.cc

  • Todd

    Froome crashed out before they reached the cobbles last year. If the cobbles are going to be a centre-point of the analysis on Froome, at least get it right.

    • Samaway

      +1

  • Derek Maher

    I forsee a great battle between Astana and Sky with Alberto using this to his advantage.Tinkov Saxo and Katusha will blast away from the start lines and stop any easy cruising by the peloton.There will be a lot of moaning like the Giro among riders whose legs feel like lead after each days frantic stage pace.

  • Jay F.

    People seem to forget that Froome crashed out before he even reached the Cobbled sections of stage 5. I dont understand why all these commentators are saying the cobbles are going to be a hurdle for him… we just dont know!

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