Tour de Butte
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The Tour de Butte is an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in the Suwerenny area, while also occasionally making passes through other areas. The race was first organized in 2014 to increase the use of bicycles in Suwerenny. It is currently run by the Government of Suwerenny. The race has been held annually since its first edition in 2014. The number of teams varies between 2 and 4, with over three riders each. All of the stages are timed to the finish; after finishing the riders' times are compounded with their previous stage times. The rider with the lowest aggregate time is the leader of the race and gets to don the coveted yellow jersey. While the general classification garners the most attention there are other contests held within the Tour: the points classification for the sprinters, the mountains classification for the climbers, young rider classification for riders under the age of 10, and the team classification for the fastest teams.
|Awarded for||Finishing all stages in fastest combined time|
|Next (lower)||Points Classification|
The climbers' jersey is worn by the rider who, at the start of each stage, has the largest amount of climbing points. If a rider leads two or more of the categories, the climbers' jersey is worn by the rider in second, or third, place in that contest. At the end of the Tour, the rider holding the most climbing points wins the classification. In fact, some riders, particularly those who are neither sprinters nor particularly good at time-trialing, may attempt only to win this particular competition within the race. The Tour has five categories for ranking the mountains the race covers. The scale ranges from category 4, the easiest, to hors catégorie, the hardest. The difficulty of a climb is established by its steepness, length and its position on the course.
The point distribution for the mountains is as follows:
|Flat stage finish||25||20||15||10||5|
|Medium mountain stage finish||20||15||10||5|
|High mountain stage finish||15||10||5|
|Individual time trial||10||5|
Young rider classification
The leader of the classification is determined the same way as the general classification, with the riders' times being added up after each stage and the eligible rider with lowest aggregate time is dubbed the leader. The Young rider classification is restricted to the riders that are under the age of 10.
The rider who has taken most time is called the lanterne rouge (red lantern, as in the red light at the back of a vehicle so it can be seen in the dark)
So far the only distance of the tour has been 6.475 km (4.023 mi).
The Flamme Rouge
The Flamme Rouge is a red triangle marked on the ground for the last 100m of each stage.
The 2014 Tour started in September 2014 and will end in October 2014.
No winners yet.