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    Paris-Roubaix acronym: "HD"?

    (spoiler) http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2009...09/?id=results

    Scroll down to the official results.I know what DNF means, but HD? I can't recall seeing this acronym. What does it stand for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil View Post
    (spoiler) http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2009...09/?id=results

    Scroll down to the official results.I know what DNF means, but HD? I can't recall seeing this acronym. What does it stand for?
    It means that the rider finished but was outside the time limit so won't officially be classified. I can't remember what it stands for in French.

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    Hors Delai, outside the time limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urodacus View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by urodacus View Post
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    That would be the Dutch/Flemish translation.

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    "HD" is hors delai, meaning that the rider made it to the finish line, but outside the allowed time limit, which is measured as a percentage of the finishing rider's time. In a stage race, if you finish "HD", then you're out of the race, the same as if you DNF. "DNF" riders quit somewhere along the course, and didn't make it to the finish line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urodacus View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by LWaB View Post
    Hors Delai, outside the time limit.
    That's it! Thanks.

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