Tour de France Guide

Regulations of the Tour

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Overall ranking


The general overall individual time ranking is established by adding together the times achieved by each rider in the 21 stages.

Points ranking


The individual points ranking is obtained by adding together the points recorded in the individual rankings for each stage, according to the following tables:

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:

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.

Combative ranking


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.

Stage rankings


At each stage (apart from the time trial stages), the first 3 win time bonuses: -10, -6 and -4 seconds.

Time limit

A rider who completes a stage after the time is up is considered to be outside the time limit and cannot take part in the subsequent stages. He is eliminated from the race and disappears from all general classifications. Time limits are calculated according to the type of stage and the time of the winner of the stage. The faster the stage, the shorter the time limit. The time limit is displayed on the profile during the race from the middle of the stage.