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Old 05-20-15, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by cthenn View Post
There should also be a reworking of the KOM jersey. It's usually gobbled up by some random person who sets out on a very mountainous day to take a ton of points on the early climbs of the stage. It should be HEAVILY weighted toward the final climb or two. I remember when Richard Virenque would pick his one stage and ride off in front, gathering a ton of points, then not even try for the win on the final climb. He won the jersey multiple times in a row doing this, and it means nothing.
The Tour gives double points for summit finishes. That was a big reason Majka, with his 2 summit stage wins, was able to overhaul Purito, who was trying to hoover up the early points, for the KOM jersey last year. I'd like to see them extend that to any final climb over 1000m in the last 20-25km of the stage, because anyone who leads over the top of the Tourmalet isn't going to ease up on the descent into Bagneres/Luz St Sauveur.
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