What is the GC in cycling?

Who are the GC riders in the Tour de France?

Top GC riders

Pos. Rider Team
1 Roglič Primož Team Jumbo-Visma
2 Bernal Egan INEOS Grenadiers
3 Valverde Alejandro Movistar Team
4 Quintana Nairo Team Arkéa Samsic

What makes a good GC rider?

A great GC rider must have good strategy and support. It is not necessary to become exhausted by trying to WIN any stages, just be very aware of overall time and contenters. Of course the GC riders MUST be very strong, and not too dumb….

What is the 3 km rule in cycling?

The primary request is an alteration to UCI regulation 2.6. 026, otherwise known as the ‘three-kilometre rule’ which sees riders credited with times of the group they were riding in should they suffer a crash or mechanical in the final three kilometres of a stage.

How do I know what kind of cyclist I am?

A Critical Power test is the best tool to identify your cycling type, your physiological qualities and the characteristics of your engine. Bike Personal Coach allows you to take the first test in your own time; it twill also indicate when a follow up test will be required, normally at intervals between 5 and 8 weeks.

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Why are sprinters not good climbers?

Sprinters need raw power to reach a very high speed over a short distance. Climbers need a good power to weight ratio and to be able to maintain power output for a much longer period of time.

Who is the greatest Tour de France rider?

1: Eddy Merckx. “The Cannibal.” Eddy is the greatest bike racer of all-time, and according to the numbers is the greatest Tour rider of all-time by a rather wide margin.

What is a GC riders Tour de France 2020?

The general classification (or the GC) in bicycle racing is the category that tracks overall times for bicycle riders in multi-stage bicycle races. Each stage will have a stage winner, but the overall winner in the GC is the rider who has the fastest cumulative time across all stages.

What does GC mean in texting?

In general online chat and in text messaging, GC is used with the meaning “Good Call” to express approval of a decision or suggestion.

What is the meaning of peloton?

In French, “peloton” literally means “ball,” but it is most often used with the meaning “group.” It’s frequently used in the bicycling context, just as in English, but it can also refer to a group in a marathon or other sporting event.