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Old 07-01-14, 12:11 PM   #1
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UCI Omnium changes

For the Omnium; the order of the events has changed - now it is:

1. Scratch Race (previously 5th)
2. Individual Pursuit (previously 4th)
3. Elimination (same)
4. Time Trial - 500m women, 1000m men (previously 6th)
5. Flying Lap (previously 1st)
6. Points Race - distances have been increased (previously second)

This was done to work with the new scoring system, which has had significant changes made. Until this point, the rider ranking for each event was how many points they received, with the overall winner having the lowest total points score - theoretically, the lowest possible would be six points if someone won all six events.

Now, for the first five events (ie, everything except the Points Race) the winner gets 40 points, second 38 points, third gets 36, etc. This is down to 21st place, where each rider ranked in that place or below gets one point. So, the most points leads the competition.

But wait, there is still the Points Race ... For this final event, the points gained (from sprints or laps taken) or lost (from losing a lap) will be directly applied to the points total of the rider. So, the Points race becomes critical, since gaining or losing a lap (+/-20 points) could have a dramatic effect on the lead. We can expect to see constantly shifting lead changes during this event.

The men's Points Race has increased to 40 kilometres (from 30), the women to 25 kilometres (from 20), Junior men to 25 kilometres (from 15) and Junior women to 20 kilometres (from 10). There will be requiste increases in the number of sprints"




Interesting changes, especially the points race effecting overall points. Could really play into new tactics, lapping the field having a much bigger impact now on the overall scoring.
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Old 07-01-14, 12:18 PM   #2
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i'm not sure how this will effect omniums, but i sure do look forward to watching some of these crazy omnium-points races.
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I think at the least it will make the points race more exciting. Instead of it being somewhat decided going into it, it could really change the overall.

Also it being a 40km race, I think the omnium just became even more of an endurance focused event
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I think at the least it will make the points race more exciting. Instead of it being somewhat decided going into it, it could really change the overall.

Also it being a 40km race, I think the omnium just became even more of an endurance focused event
Yeah, it seems that that's the reason for the format change...adding excitement. Having a Kilo/500M as the last event was probably boring to watch and probably not much of a "decider event" being that there are no real surprises in TT events. Now, when the Points Race comes up in the program, any one of a number of racers can win.

Even though this makes it more fun to watch, it really punishes the rider who did well all-around, which is what I thought this was supposed to measure.

It would be interesting to see use this new criteria to review past Ominums and see if the winners would have been different.
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