MOONRIDERS TOUR Episode 3
MOONRIDERS TOUR EPISODE 3: THE FORCE RECONNECTS
It takes four weeks for the Moon to circle the Earth. With Moonriders Tour Episode 3 we will do it in a two week period. It is from the Moon orbiting the Earth that our team takes its name. Because we orbit the Earth on virtual routes like the Moon. By the way Nonexistent Headquarter of Moonriders Team is located right on the Moon ... I think.
We will start the race in the New World and finish it there. Along the way we will visit USA, Ireland, Netherlands, Ukraine, India, Taiwan and Canada.
Nonexistent Coach of Moonriders Team used to speak: „It never gets easier, you just get older.“
So don‘t waste your time and join us to have a fun.
GOLDEN JERSEY - This jersey will be awarded to the rider with the fastest time after completing all seven stages. It's open classification.
SILVER JERSEY - This jersey will be awarded to the rider who scores the highest number of points. The top 5 scores from 7 stages will count towards this classification. It's open classification.
CYCLAMEN JERSEY - Women's classification. This jersey will be awarded to the woman who scores the most points. The top 5 scores from 7 stages will count towards this classification.
NAVY JERSEY - Classification for 45+ years young riders. This jersey will be awarded to the rider who scores the highest number of points. The top 5 scores from 7 stages will count towards this classification.
BLACK JERSEY - Classification for 55+ years young riders. This jersey will be awarded to the rider who scores the highest number of points. The top 5 scores from 7 stages will count towards this classification.
Teams General Classification
Maximum of 8 riders per team. The points of the top 3 riders in the team will count at each stage for this classification. The top 5 team scores from 7 stages will count towards this classification, giving great flexibility in the selection of riders and stages. New riders may be added to a team during the series up to 8 riders, they should be submitted to the organisers before they will start. Substitution of riders is not permitted.
Ride Fair Statement
We expect the highest standards of honesty and good manners from those taking part in this event to ensure maximum enjoyment for all.
- do not abuse or accuse other riders,
- calibrate / zero your turbo / power meter before and during the event,
- wear an HRM,
- accurately register your weight in your RGT account,
- update your eBioPassport and/or #RideFair data.
Abusive behaviour not be tolerated. Dishonesty in the form of weight doping, willful maladjustment of equipment or use of e-bikes, for example, will not be tolerated. In line with RGT rules, we reserve the right to ask for weight and power validation of any rider taking part in the event.
Validation would include (live) video weigh-ins and real world evidence of rides carried out to a similar power level to that seen “in game”. The organisers reserve the right to DQ you and your team from the event, should you not follow these rules, or provide validation within a reasonable time frame when asked. Any rider averaging over 5w/kg for a stage will have verification requested. To save hassle, you can request to join the RGT Ride Fair Facebook group now and enter your weight verification as per the instructions. Alternatively, it is recommended that you post your performance data on eBioPassport.com and submit at least one video of the weigh-in and trainer calibration recorded within 24 hours before the first race (how to submit correct power data, pls. follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xut1p4fWfNI). Any verification during the tour would then be dealt with very quickly.
We also expect riders in the top ten positions on GC and the sprint and climbing competitions to ride with a HRM, riding without will increase the chances of a verification request. Reporting adverse behaviour or performance If you have concerns over another rider’s performance, DO NOT throw accusations in game or on social media. As per our above statement, we and RGT will investigate any performances that are suspicious, including those brought to our attention. Please use the correct channels for any complaints. In the spirit of #ridefair we ask that all riders please also consider making your Strava profile public and wear a HRM.
Power to weight guidance
Please note that male World Tour riders can have power to weight ratios (w/kg) for 5 mins > 6.8 w/kg and at FTP > 5.7 w/kg, while Domestic Pros for 5 mins > 6.2 and at FTP > 5.2 w/kg. For veterans performance declines with age!