### DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2011

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**29 Apr 2011, 19:55**Hello all DHBCer’s this May DHBC will be holding the Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge in celebration of the tour of Italy. This is an event to encourage all kinds of cycling and create excitement about riding for all people with a bicycle in the Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club. As like in the Giro D’talia there will be 5 different categories; the most kilometres ridden (GC), a sprint points clasiification, a mountain climber points category, White jersey for best under 18 and a most aggressive rider points category.

This category is simple; every time you get on the bicycle you must record the amount of kilometres you ride, for every day in May (1st to 31st). So for example you may ride Saturday slowies Saturday morning (40kms), to waterfall on Sunday morning (80kms), commute to work Monday (10kms) and ride at the Velodrome Monday Night (30kms). Then you simply add up the total of these rides; 160kms and this is your progressive total. At the end of the month, the person with the highest total is the winner of the GC. Any form of cycling counts and estimations are good enough if you do not own a cycle computer. Any kms accumulated on Rollers, trainers or mountain bikes all count so long as you can gauge how many kms you have down in one ride.

As a general for how to classify your aims, here’s a guide; (for the whole month, based on my and Jessica’s estimation)

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The way these 3 classifications work is that you can earn a set amount of points for achieving a particular activity in the month of May. Each activity can be performed as many times as you wish and the same amount of points are earned each time, so long as you complete each activity each time you do it. So for example in the sprint classification on a Monday night at the track you may win the Monday night madison (7 points), win a lead out (4 points) and do 2 starts (2 points). This will give you a cumulative total of 13 points for this category. Points can only be scored on the days of may and the winner of each category will be the person with highest total. The only category which is different is the most aggressive rider points category and to win points in this category you must nominate an aggressive activity you have completed and points will be given to it if it is deemed to be unique, an extreme challenge and would otherwise be thought to be ‘a silly’ activity by the general rider who is me. So for example you may go out and ride 100kms of your monkey bike, this would be deemed unique, an extreme challenge and very silly by myself and I will give you a score of 1-5. Here is the available points for the Sprint and Mountain Classifications:

1. 10 points- Win at a DHBC Crit or Omnium race

2. 9 points- Placing (2nd or 3rd) at a DHBC Crit or Omnium

3. 8 points- complete 50 No Resistant Sprints in one sitting, (15/15/50 is ok)

4. 7 points – Win a Monday Night Madison at the Velodrome

5. 6 points-Win all 3 lead outs on a Monday or Wednesday night at the Velodrome

6. 5 points-Ride to Waterfall fixed

7. 4 points-Win one lead out on a Monday or Wednesday night at the Velodrome

8. 3 points- Win the Waterfall sprint

9. 2 points- complete 10 No Resistant Sprints in one sitting on a trainer or rollers

10. 1 point- Complete one start on a Monday or Wednesday night at the Velodrome (riders can do as many as they like in one night)

1. 10 points- Macquarie pass

2. 9 points- Razorback

3. 8 points- 5 Gorges

4. 7 points – Mount Keira

5. 6 points- Mount White/Pie in the Sky

6. 5 points- To Katoomba

7. 4 points- Bulli Pass

8. 3 points- 3 Gorges

9. 2 points- Royal National Park

10. 1 point- Eastern Suburbs Hills.

11. 5 Bonus points – win the Saturday slowies hill sprint

**General Classification (most kilometres ridden)**This category is simple; every time you get on the bicycle you must record the amount of kilometres you ride, for every day in May (1st to 31st). So for example you may ride Saturday slowies Saturday morning (40kms), to waterfall on Sunday morning (80kms), commute to work Monday (10kms) and ride at the Velodrome Monday Night (30kms). Then you simply add up the total of these rides; 160kms and this is your progressive total. At the end of the month, the person with the highest total is the winner of the GC. Any form of cycling counts and estimations are good enough if you do not own a cycle computer. Any kms accumulated on Rollers, trainers or mountain bikes all count so long as you can gauge how many kms you have down in one ride.

As a general for how to classify your aims, here’s a guide; (for the whole month, based on my and Jessica’s estimation)

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**0-200kms**– You are Gregory Bauge; You may be able to win 3 world track sprint championships but will never win a grand tour.2.

**200-500kms**-You are Tyler Hamilton, you have experienced and early tour tragedy such as a broken collarbone (or change of job) and have to battle on.3.

**500-750kms**- You are Oscar Freire you don’t seem to do much training but still achieve amazing results4.

**750-1200kms**- You are Allesandro Pettachi, this is the first hill top finish of the tour and you would rather get off now than continue5.

**1200-1550kms**-You are Cam Myer, a young strong cyclist with much ability and ambition but not the endurance to continue6.

**1550-1869kms**- You are Johan Van Summeren you are a super domestique who does all the kms and will someday get a great victory.7.

**1860-2170kms**- You are Matt Loyd you have made it to the real mountains and have the power to blow your competition away. Though with this much dedication you may soon have no job.8.

**2170-2480kms**- You are Fabian Cancellara you have conquered the mountains and still have the strength to win the individual time trial9.

**2480-2790kms**- You are Jens Voight and absolute battler and deserve the greatest accolades for making it this far!10.

**2790-3100kms**- You are Cadel Evans, you have battled for one whole month and have been ahead of the competition but can’t quite find that winning edge.11.

**3100-3480kms**- You are Alberto Contador you probably have some kind of doping investigation hanging over your head to have done this many kms in a month. You have completed the ful Giro D'talia kms!!!**Points classifications:**The way these 3 classifications work is that you can earn a set amount of points for achieving a particular activity in the month of May. Each activity can be performed as many times as you wish and the same amount of points are earned each time, so long as you complete each activity each time you do it. So for example in the sprint classification on a Monday night at the track you may win the Monday night madison (7 points), win a lead out (4 points) and do 2 starts (2 points). This will give you a cumulative total of 13 points for this category. Points can only be scored on the days of may and the winner of each category will be the person with highest total. The only category which is different is the most aggressive rider points category and to win points in this category you must nominate an aggressive activity you have completed and points will be given to it if it is deemed to be unique, an extreme challenge and would otherwise be thought to be ‘a silly’ activity by the general rider who is me. So for example you may go out and ride 100kms of your monkey bike, this would be deemed unique, an extreme challenge and very silly by myself and I will give you a score of 1-5. Here is the available points for the Sprint and Mountain Classifications:

**Sprint:**1. 10 points- Win at a DHBC Crit or Omnium race

2. 9 points- Placing (2nd or 3rd) at a DHBC Crit or Omnium

3. 8 points- complete 50 No Resistant Sprints in one sitting, (15/15/50 is ok)

4. 7 points – Win a Monday Night Madison at the Velodrome

5. 6 points-Win all 3 lead outs on a Monday or Wednesday night at the Velodrome

6. 5 points-Ride to Waterfall fixed

7. 4 points-Win one lead out on a Monday or Wednesday night at the Velodrome

8. 3 points- Win the Waterfall sprint

9. 2 points- complete 10 No Resistant Sprints in one sitting on a trainer or rollers

10. 1 point- Complete one start on a Monday or Wednesday night at the Velodrome (riders can do as many as they like in one night)

**Mountains: (ride up the following mountain/s)**1. 10 points- Macquarie pass

2. 9 points- Razorback

3. 8 points- 5 Gorges

4. 7 points – Mount Keira

5. 6 points- Mount White/Pie in the Sky

6. 5 points- To Katoomba

7. 4 points- Bulli Pass

8. 3 points- 3 Gorges

9. 2 points- Royal National Park

10. 1 point- Eastern Suburbs Hills.

11. 5 Bonus points – win the Saturday slowies hill sprint