Tugboat wrote:80km long individual TTs?? Doesn't the UCI have rules governing maximum distances for sanctioned events.
Oh that's right... it's not sanctioned and it never will be. Maybe a suspended Floyd Landis or Alexandre Vinokourov will win the inaugural edition. Because they should be able to beat the no names who will be the only ones able to race.
10km Prologue? No... 2.6.006 A prologue may be included in stage races on condition that:
1. it must not exceed 8 km;
80km ITTs? Maybe... Max UCI distance in a stage race is 80km
100km TTT? No... Max UCI distance in a stage race is 80km
320 - 400km Road stages? No... maximum per stage is 260km and maximum daily average is 180km. A waiver can be granted for two stages to exceed 260km in a Tour greater than 10 days in length, but the average has to stay below 180km.
(All distances from UCI reg 2.6.008).
The problems get greater... 2.6.011 The maximum length of major tours is 3500 km (major tours cannot exceed 23 days - 2.6.007) In addition on major tours, stage distances shall not exceed 225 km, except that no more than two stages may exceed 225 km.
And for any new event of status HC, 1 or 2... the maximum duration is 5 days.
The guy's race is so flawed it is doomed to failure. You'd think he would have at least looked at a rule book before going public with his plan.