Regulations of the Tour
The general overall individual time ranking is established by adding together the times achieved by each rider in the 21 stages.
The individual points ranking is obtained by adding together the points recorded in the individual rankings for each stage, according to the following tables:
- for the road, so-called ‘flat’ stages: 50-30-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2 points;
- for the road, so-called ‘rough path’ stages: 30-25-22-19-17-15-13-11-9-7-6-5-4-3-2 points;
- for the road, so called ‘high mountain’ stages: 20-17-15-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 points;
- for the Time-Trial individual stages: 20-17-15-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 points;
- for each intermediary sprint: 20-17-15-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 points.
Best climber ranking
The best overall climber ranking is established by adding together the points obtained on all passes or climbs, based on the following tables:
- ‘out of category’ passes: 25-20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2 points;
- 1st category passes: 10-8-6-4-2-1 points;
- 2nd category passes or hills: 5-3-2-1 points;
- 3rd category passes or hills: 2-1 points;
- 4th category hills: 1 point.
Summits that lie within the second half of a stage, and that are over 2,000 metres, earn double the points for the mountains classification.
In addition to points for the mountains classification, certain summits bring time bonuses for the general classification: each of these locations is known as a "Bonus Point".
Irrespective of the category of the climb, a Bonus Point offers -8, -5 and -3 seconds to the first 3 at the summit
Young rider ranking
The young rider classification is reserved for riders aged 25 or under. The one that is best ranked in the general classification on time is the daily leader of the young riders. At the end of the last stage, he is declared winner of the young rider classification.
Ranking by team
The general overall team ranking is established by adding together the three best individual times of each team in all stages.
In games, by contrast to reality, the most combative is not designated by a jury. It is the rider who has cycled the most kilometres at the head of the race. The most combative is the rider who has cycled the most during a Tour de France.
At each stage (apart from the time trial stages), the first 3 win time bonuses: -10, -6 and -4 seconds.