Scoring Points

Points are allocated to riders based on their real-life performance in each event.

Points are awarded in three areas: Finishing Positions, Assists and Breakaways.

There are two different race categories, based on the relative importance of each event, for which a different amount of points are awarded.

Race Category One includes the five major classics of Spring, being Milan - San Remo, Ronde van Vlaanderen, Paris - Roubaix, Amstel Gold Race and Liege - Bastogne - Liege.

Race Category Two includes the six remaining races on the schedule, being Dwars door Vlaanderen, E3 Harelbeke, Gent - Wevelgem, Scheldeprijs, De Brabantse Pijl and La Fleche Wallonne.

The points awarded in each scoring area are shown in the sections below.

Finishing Positions

Points for Finishing Positions make up the major amount of points available, and are awarded to the top 20 classified finishers in each Category One race and the top 16 classified finishers in each Category Two race, using the following scoring table.

PositionRace Category OneRace Category Two
1st4025
2nd3420
3rd3018
4th2616
5th2414
6th2212
7th2010
8th189
9th168
10th147
11th126
12th105
13th84
14th73
15th62
16th51
17th4-
18th3-
19th2-
20th1-

Assists (Team Mate Points)

Points for Assists are awarded to the real-life team-mates of riders who finish in the top three, to recognise the efforts that go into putting a team's rider into a winning position.

Assist points are awarded as follows:

PositionRace Category OneRace Category Two
Team Mate 1st63
Team Mate 2nd42
Team Mate 3rd21

In order to score assist points, a rider must start the race - they do not have to complete the course.

Note that riders who finish in the top three do not score assist points for their own finishing position.

Breakaway Points

Points for Breakaways are awarded to the riders who animate the race in its early stages and also during the crunch moments leading up the the finale.

There are four nominated Breakaway Points Zones during each event, where the riders in the leading group on the road all score points based on the following table:

PositionRace Category OneRace Category Two
In Lead Group at Breakway Points Zone 163
In Lead Group at Breakway Points Zone 263
In Lead Group at Breakway Points Zone 363
In Lead Group at Breakway Points Zone 463

The first Breakaway Points Zone is generally based around half-distance, while the remaining Breakaway Points Zone are located in the famous areas where the race is usually decided.

Breakaway Points Zones will be published in good time before the deadline for each event, based confirmed race routes.

For the purposes of points scoring, a "leading group" of riders is a group of 20 riders or less, with a gap of more than five seconds to the next rider or group of riders on the road.

Velogames will review video footage and race reports to ensure an accurate distribution of Breakaway Points, but in all cases the decision of Velogames is final.

Breakaway Points Sectors

Points are awarded at the following locations on each race route. Please note that the listings from Brabantse Pijl onwards are subject to change upon full confirmation of the race route.

MILANO - SANREMO
Sector Location Distance
1Passo del Turchino (summit)143km
2Capo Mele (summit)240km
3Cipressa (summit)270km
4Poggio di Sanremo (summit)286km

DWARS DOOR VLAANDEREN
Sector Location Distance
1Nieuwe Kwaremont (summit)92km
2Eikenberg (summit)144km
3Paterberg (summit)171km
4Nokereberg (summit)194km

E3 HARELBEKE
Sector Location Distance
1Feed Zone83km
2Taaienberg (summit)133km
3Oude Kwaremont (summit)168km
4Tiegemberg (summit)187km

GENT - WEVELGEM
Sector Location Distance
1Catsberg (summit)136km
2Kemmelberg I (summit)175km
3Kemmelberg II (summit)215km
4Geluwe (10km to go banner)239km
192km

RONDE VAN VLAANDEREN
Sector Location Distance
1Oude Kwaremont I(summit)116km
2Koppenberg (summit)216km
3Kruisberg (summit)234km
4Paterberg II (summit)248km

SCHELDEPRIJS
Sector Location Distance
1Feed Zone I100km
2Schoten (1st passage)152km
3Schoten (2nd passage)169km
4Schoten (3rd passage)186km

PARIS - ROUBAIX
Sector Location Distance
1 Troisvilles (entrance of cobbled sector 29)97km
2Trouée d'Arenberg (exit of cobbled sector 19)164km
3Mons-en-Pévèle (exit of cobbled sector 11 )212km
4Carrefour de l'Arbre (exit of cobbled sector 4)245km

DE BRABANTSE PIJL
Sector Location Distance
1Alsemberg (summit)62km
2Overijse (1st passage)127km
3Overijse (2nd passage)150km
4Overijse (3rd passage)174km

AMSTEL GOLD RACE
Sector Location Distance
1Cauberg I (summit)55km
2Cauberg II (summit)176km
3Cauberg III (summit)243km
4Bemelerberg (summit)254km

LA FLECHE WALLONNE
Sector Location Distance
1Evelette Feed Zone98km
2Mur de Huy I (summit)147km
3Mur de Huy II (summit)176km
4Cote de Cherave (summit)199km

LIEGE - BASTOGNE - LIEGE
Sector Location Distance
1Bastogne Feed Zone98km
2Cote de la Redoute (summit)223km
3Côte de La Roche-aux-Faucons (summit)239km
4Côte de Saint-Nicolas (summit)252km