Team Comm is a menu which allows you to view the status of your riders, interact with them and give them instructions.
|: Navigating. Left and right allow you to navigate from one group to the next, while up and down allow you to navigate from one rider to the next.|
|: Selection. This allows you to select an instruction.|
|: Multi-selection. This allows you to select multiple players at the same time. Two fast presses allow you to select all the riders in the group.|
|: Changing rider. This allows you to take control of the selected rider.|
|: Race info. Pressing repeatedly allows you to view the rankings of the various riders.|
Your team members have a certain amount of autonomy after you’ve given them an order. For example, if you tell a team member to attack, they will stop their attack once they think they are far enough ahead. Or, if you instruct someone to attack while another team member is relaying, that team member will automatically fall back to let you pass. If you do not like this behaviour and would prefer to have total control over your team members, it is possible to deactivate their autonomy by adjusting Instruction Length under the Options menu.
Fast-forwardFrom the Team Comm menu, you can fast-forward a race to reach an important part more quickly. Once Fast-Forward has been activated, your rider will automatically be controlled by the game.
|From the Team Comm menu, you can fast-forward a race to reach an important part more quickly. Once Fast-Forward has been activated, your rider will automatically be controlled by the game.|
|: Destination menu. Choose where to go with Auto Fast-Forward.|
When you select a group in the Team Comm menu, you can give a group instruction to the riders in that group. The riders will organise themselves to follow the instruction that you have selected and will adapt their effort based on the stage of the race.
Individual instructionsGiving an instruction to a teammate can change their behaviour. However, be wary that, if they are badly placed or do not have any energy, it will take longer to perform the action, or they may simply not be able to do it at all.
- Attack: the rider rises to the top of their group and starts an attack for a breakaway.
- Follow attacks: the rider rises to the top of their group and attacks if an opponent attacks. If no one attacks, they stay in their group.
- Tempo: the rider is placed at the top of the group and takes relays at the level of intensity you have asked for.
- Protect: the rider will be placed near the selected team mate to shelter them from the wind and allow this teammate to tire less.
- Wait: the rider will drop out of their group to wait for the selected team mate.
- Stay in his group: the rider will stay in his group without exceeding the level of effort required. Careful: if the level of effort is too weak to follow the pace of the group, the rider will be left behind. This feature enables a rider to finish a stage of the race at a slower pace in order to preserve his strength for the following stage, but note that he may also be outside the time limit. Don't give this instruction too early in the stage!
- Feeds: the rider will use the selected feed type.
RolesRoles are automatically assigned at the start, but they can be altered in the rider selection menu. Team Comm allows you to alter these roles at any moment in order to impact on the behaviour of your riders when they are under the effect of a collective instructions or when they do not have an individual instruction.
- Leader for the general classification: the rider concentrates on the general classification and his team-mates protect him.
- Leader for the points classification: the rider tries to score points for the points classification at intermediate sprints and at the finishing line.
- Leader for the mountains classification: the rider tries to score points on King of the Mountains summits.
- Stage leader; the rider tries to achieve the best possible result for the stage, and can be protected by his team-mates.
- Baroudeur: the rider tries to be part of any breakaways.
- Team-mate: the rider is satisfied to stay with his team members and protect his leaders.