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    Hill Climb Upgrade Points

    I'm pretty sure the answer to this question is 'no', but I'd hate to be wrong:

    We have a mass start hill climb in another week here, but the race will only last around 20 minutes. Are there any 3->2 upgrade points up for grabs? I'm concentrating on the last few points towards my upgrade and don't want to waste a bunch of time on a race that has nothing to offer.

    Thanks!

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    Mass start hillclimbs are scored like a road race. Hillclimb races are usually too short to qualify under RR rules.

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    Hillclimbs and TT's don't count. The race must be at least 55min. Lookout isn't.

    That said, I wonder if Evans would get scored as a circuit race, since it's closer to 2 hours, longer than a crit would be...

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    My only win is a Hill Climb. Wish they counted for points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericm979 View Post
    Mass start hillclimbs are scored like a road race. Hillclimb races are usually too short to qualify under RR rules.
    To qualify for upgrading points, races must meet distance standards. Races shorter than the minimum distance do not qualify for upgrading. However, if a road race is less than the road race minimum but above the criterium minimum, it will count for upgrading using the criterium points schedule.


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    http://www.americancycling.org/sites...teria-Road.pdf

    its all right there

    the answer is no lookout wont count.
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    also, do you have a ton of USAC points or something?

    i dont wanna get accused of picking on you again, cuz i have nothing against you, but as far as i can tell you have 8 ACA points and i'm confused about your "last few points" comment.
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    Evans counted though. I didn't realize this until I was scrolling through the results.

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    yeah i think i got points for evan in 4 last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badhat View Post
    also, do you have a ton of USAC points or something?
    Yes I do. Unfortunately, several of the races don't have official results posted, so I don't know exactly how that is going to work out.

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    gotcha

    just curious/confused.

    glad to hear youre having such a successful first season as a 3. mines been a mixed bag, promising start but derailled by my mid season crash and some bike fit issues.

    good luck with the quest to upgrade. i'll keep an eye out for ya.
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