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2009 Virtual Directeur Sportif: The Races and Scoring

Here is the full calendar of races, and their categories, for 2009:

February

28 Het Volk (4)

March
1 Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne (5)
4-8 Vuelta a Murcia (5)
7 Monte Paschi Eroica (5)
8-15 Paris-Nice (3)
11-17 Tirreno-Adriatico (3)
21 Milan-San Remo (2)
23-27 Vuelta a Castilla y Leon (5)
25 Dwars door Vlaanderen (5)
28 E3 Prijs Vlaanderen (4)
28-29 Critérium International (5)
29 Brabantse Pijl (5)
31-2 April Dreidaagse de Panne (5)

April

4 GP Miguel Indurain (5)
5 Tour of Flanders (2)
6-11 Vuelta Ciclista a Pais Vasco (3)
8 Gent-Wevelegem (4)
12 Paris-Roubaix (2)
12 Klasika Primavera (5)
13 Rund um Köln (5)
15 Scheldeprijs (5)
19 Amstel Gold Race (4)
22 La Flèche Wallonne (4)
26 Liège-Bastogne-Liège (2)
28-3May Tour de Romandie (3)

May

1 Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop (nee Rund um den Henninger Turm) (5)
5-10 4 Jours de Dunkirque (5)
9-31Jun Giro d'Italia (1)
19-25 Volta a Catalunya (5)

June

7-14 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (3)
13-21 Tour de Suisse (3)
17-21 Ster Elektroer (5)
22-28 National Championships (bonus)

July

5-27 Tour de France (1)

August

1 Clasica San Sebastian (4)
2-8 Tour of Poland (5)
16 Vattenfalls Classic (4)
19-26 Tour de BeNeLux (5)
23 GP Ouest France-Plouay (4)
29-20 Sept Vuelta a Espana (1)

September

23 World Champs Time Trial (2)
26 World Champs Road Race (2)

October

4 Giro del Lazio (5)
8 Coppa Sabatini (5)
10 Giro dell'Emilia (4)
11 Paris-Tours (4)
17 Giro di Lombardia (2)

Races by category:

Cat 1 and Cat 2: GTs and monuments, plus World Championship Road Race and Time Trial

Cat 3: Paris-Nice, Tirreno-Adriatico, Vuelta a Pais Vasco, Tour de Romandie, Dauphine Libere, Tour de Suisse

Cat 4: Het Volk, E3 Prijs, Gent-Wevelgem, Amstel Gold, Fleche Wallonne, San Sebastian, Vattenfalls, Plouay, Worlds, Emilia, Paris-Tours

Cat 5: KBK, Murcia, Dwars door Vlaanderen, Criterium International, Castilla y Leon, Brabantse Pijl, Monte Paschi Eroica, Dreidaagse de Panne, GP Miguel Indurain, Scheldeprijs, Henninger Turm, Köln, Catalunya, Ster Elektroer, Tour of Poland, Tour du Limousin, Giro del Lazio, Coppa Sabatini, BeNeLux Tour, Klasika Primavera

How Races Are Scored

The points scale itself and the categories are unchanged from last year.

Top Points Category: Grand Tours (Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a Espana)

  • Final GC (top 20): 600-450-375-325-300; 275-250-225-200-175; 150-135-120-105-90; 75-60-45-30-15
  • Final Points Jersey (top 5): 120-90-60-40-20
  • Final Other Jerseys - KOM and Young Rider (top 3): 60-40-20
  • Stage placings (top 5): 80-50-35-20-10 (TTT's: each rider finishing with team gets 20%)
  • Jersey Holders each day: GC 20pts; others 10pts

Second Points Category: Monuments (Milan-San Remo, Ronde van Vlaanderen, Paris-Roubaix, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, World Champs Time Trial, World Champs Road Race, Giro di Lombardia)

  • Final Results (top 20): 350-300-275-250-225; 200-175-150-125-100; 90-80-70-60-50; 40-30-20-10-5

Third Points Category: Top Stage Races (Paris-Nice, Tirreno - Adriatico, Vuelta a Pais Vasco, Tour de Romandie, Dauphine Libere, Tour de Suisse)

  • Final GC (top 10): 250-180-150-125-100; 80-60-40-20-10
  • Final Lesser Jerseys - Points, Mountains, and Young Rider only (top 3): 60-40-20
  • Stage Placings (top 3): 40-25-10
  • Holding Leader's Jersey: 6pts

Fourth Points Category: Top Classics (Het Volk, E3 Prijs Vlaanderen, Gent-Wevelgem, Amstel Gold, Fleche Wallonne, Clasica San Sebastian, Vattenfalls Classic; Gp Ouest France-Plouay, Giro dell'Emilia; Paris-Tours)

  • Final Results (top 15): 250-200-180-160-140; 120-100-90-80-70; 60-50-40-30-15

Fifth Points Category: Best of the Rest (KBK; Vuelta a Murcia; Monte Paschi Eroica; Vuelta a Castilla y Leon; Dwaars door Vlaanderen; Criterium International; Brabantse Pijl; Dreidaagse de Panne; GP Miguel Indurain; Klasika Primavera; Rund um Köln; Scheldeprijs; Rund um den Henninger Turm; 4 Jours de Dunkirque; Vuelta a Catalunya; Ster Elektroer; Tour of Poland; Tour de BeNeLux; Giro del Lazio; Vattenfalls Classic; Coppa Sabatini)

  • Final Results (top 10): 150-125-100-80-60; 50-40-30-20-10
  • Stage wins (Murcia, Castilla y Leon, Crit Int, Dreidaagse, Dunkirque, Catalunya, Ster, Poland, BeNeLux): 40-20-10
  • NO Lesser Jersey Points

National Championships Bonus Points: Every winner of their national championship title in the Elite Road Race or Elite Time Trial will receive 100 points. No other points are given. This does not apply to any national championships awarded before Het Volk or after Lombardia. In other words, the Aussie Championships are NOT included. Might be others too. Nothing personal, it's just impractical.