The Big One. The 100th edition of the Tour de France starts June 29 in Corsica, and Ec is celebrating with another 'stage race' during Speed of Light.
The SOL Tour will resemble the Giro Competition from May. Your time each week from June 27 to July 25 will be added together and ranked against other racers, creating General Classification standings. We'll also have some other competitions going on, including a Sprinter's jersey (best time on the Power Section each week, must be on Strava by 10pm) and Best Old Rider Competition (45+ riders on the GC).
To be a GC contender, you will have to attend and finish each stage. Men and women will be scored separately on GC, but together in any points competitions. If you miss a stage, you will no longer count toward any time bonuses, leaving those to riders still in the GC hunt. The GC leader will not count toward the Sprint Competition each week, though their points will still be there if they lose the GC lead.
The SOL Tour takes place on the following dates:
Stage One: June 27
July 4 will be a Rest Day
Stage Two: July 11
Stage Three: July 18 (Queen Stage: Double time bonuses)
Stage Four: July 25