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Gruppetto Multi-Day Stage Race

“Gruppetto is an Italian term for a group of riders in a stage race (typically non-climbers and suffering domestiques) who ride together as a group with the sole intention of finishing within the stage's time limit to allow them to start the next day.“

General Classification of Jersey Wearers for 2017 / 2018 season


The Masters and Ladies Multi-Day Stage Race mimics the Tour de France grand tour:

- Gruppetto combines the 21 x Masters & Ladies races of the season into one “grand tour” multi stage race.
- Cyclists competes for Overall Jersey Classifications*  as the Masters and Ladies racing season progresses.
- New Jersey wearers (leaders) are announced after each Masters and Ladies stage results.
- Gruppetto Handicap (HC) & Age Group Handicap (AG) is created based on Masters and Ladies route statistics.
- Five Jersey Classifications        
          • Maillot Jaune          
          • Handicap Classification        
          • Age Group Classification        
          • Mountain Classification        
          • Sprint Classification

- The rider who has taken the most overall time (based on Gruppetto HC time) is awarded the Lanterne Rouge.

“ The Red Lantern, as in the red light at the back of a train / vehicle so it can be seen in the dark.  In past years of Tour de France, this person sometimes carried a small red light beneath his saddle. Such was the sympathy that he could command higher fees in the races that previously followed the Tour. “

Lanterne Rouge is the award of courage as it says you never give up through adversity (per adua)

There can only be one Lanterne Rouge!