Dear Superted, Ursula, and other to whom it may concern,
The VDS game, and the road cycling season has been over for about a month now. During this month I've been thinking about some changes to the VDS points system. These new points systems, don't have to be adopted to the letter, or even adopted at all.1. Make grand tour secondary jerseys worth more than their counterparts in week-long stage races. The mountain jersey in the Vuelta is worth more, I hope, than the mountain jersey in the Volta a Catalunya. The points in the mountains competitions for the Grand tours instead of having their current system of 60 40 20, the points should go 130, 90, 60, 40, 20.
2. Make a stage at the TDF worth a little more than a stage in the other grand tours. Under this system the points for a tour stage could go 110, 80, 50, 25, 10, and the other two GTs would use the current points system. However, all other classifications for grand tours would be the same for every grand tour.
3. Find some way to include the Coupe De France. The Coupe de France is a season long competition consisting of small, French, one day races, many of which, such as Tro Bro Leon, and the Tour du Finestre are already VDS races. A proposal is to make the Coupe like a cat 3 stage race, with each race in the series counting as a stage.
4. Include those small Giro classifications. Even if they're unimportant, somebody still won something in a major race, and those winnings shouldn't go unnoticed by VDS. The points for a win in one these classifications might go 40, 25, 10.