Virtuslo NYT 2020 – Rules

Power or/and gender categories:

A – Advanced category – Peak20min >4.0 W/kg AND >250 W

B – Intermediate category – Peak20min 3.0-4.0 W/kg AND >190 W

C – Beginner category – Peak20min <3.0 W/kg OR <190 W

E – Woman category – stronger ladies can freely join Cat B or Cat A if they want to

Joining right category:

It is allowed to join stronger category. It is not allowed to join lower.

Please choose the right pen according to your ability. If your race performance exceeds the category limit, we call it spike (*). Only one spike per 7 stages within 5% tolerance is allowed. On the second spike, or if the spike will exceed 5% over the category limit, the rider will be automatically disqualified from results (UPG).

Example 1: On Stage #3 during a long climb 72 kg category B rider recorded Peak20min power @4.17 W/kg. Because 5% tolerance for B category is @4.20 W/kg, his result will be valid and marked with an asterisk (*). On Stage #6 during flat TT same rider produced 4.12 W/kg for Peak20min. Because it is the second spike, he gets auto DQ with upgrade notion (UPG). The rider is slightly too strong for Cat B and should start in Cat A.

Example 2: On stage #3 during long climb a very light category B rider with only 60 kg recorded Peak20min power @248 W (4.13 W/kg). His result will be valid without any asterisk since he didn’t passed 250 W treshold.

Example 3: Category C rider has recorded Peak20min power @3,31 W/kg during Stage #2. Because his performance exceeded 5% tolerance limit (3.15 W/kg) he gets auto DQ with upgrade notion (UPG). He is clearly too strong for Cat C and should register to Cat B first place.

General classification (GC) battle:

It is possible to race only a single stage and compete for stage win only, or to race entire tour and compete for general classification win.

For the general classification, it is cumulative time that counts. The rider with the lowest cumulative time from stages, including time bonuses, wins general classification. Most stages offer some time bonuses for the first 5 finishers in a stage, and these vary among stages according to the nature of a stage (see the table with stage details). The organizer will subtract the time bonus from the finish time after every stage.

Time bonuses:

Stage Type Time bonus (sec)
place 1st-6th
#1 – Gorca vineyards Hilly 6-5-4-3-2-1
#2 – Bad religion Flat 20-15-10-7-5-3
#3 – Goat roads Mountain /
#4 – Avé Poetovio City Circuit 30-20-15-10-7-5
#5 – Sv.Ema Hilly 6-5-4-3-2-1
#6 – Dravinja TT Flat /
#7 – Ptujska gora pilgrimage Hilly 8-6-4-3-2-1

Team classification (TC) battle:

Basically, cycling is a team sport where members of the same team help each other to achieve their goals. It is favorable for teams to compete in a Tour. The team with the lowest cumulative time over the Tour, including time bonuses, wins.

For being eligible to compete in a TC, a minimum of three riders have to be assigned to a team. The team name should be written in parenthesis behind the surname of a rider. However, only the time of the first three riders from a team counts toward TC. It is not possible to change a team between stages.

Example: Jakob Strela is riding in a team called Fast Burritos. His name should be written as Jakob Strela (Fast Burritos)

Race rules:

Only power meter or smart trainer with +/-3% or lower power accuracy reading is eligible for the results.

Heart rate monitors are obligatory for all participants. Possible troubles with faulty HR measurments, missing data, etc. will be tolerated, if rider can provide adeqate proof/explanation to the organizer.

Riders producing over 5.3w/kg for Peak20min power or riders going over 6w/kg for Peak5min power will be either asked to prove their weight and performance with IRL data to the event organizer. Those failing to prove their weight and/or performance or riding very unrealistically will be removed from results. All podium finishers are encouraged to validate their weight in RGT Ride Fair group site.

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