Wednesday, February 20, 2019

CTC POINT SYSTEM

The new Cyclades Trail Cup Point System was first implemented in 2018 for the first time nationwide, since it was created exclusively for the needs and distinctive features of the races on our islands. 

With the new system, every event regardless of distance will give score points to each athlete for the Cyclades Trail Cup. The athlete is no longer obligated to take part in the longer, 20-25 km distances, but may also choose races with less difficulty.

Each race features a number from 1 to 100 that depicts its degree of difficulty. This is the fixed amount of points that each athlete that finishes the race will receive. The 100-degree difficulty race is the most challenging course of the Cyclades Trail Cup.

The criteria we have chosen to calculate the difficulty of a race are divided into 2 categories: Fixed criteria and variable criteria.

The fixed criteria are as follows:

  • Distance in kilometers/ miles
  • Total altitude climb
  • the percentage of the route that consists of a cobbled path
  • the percentage of the route that is made up of asphalt
  • the number of replenishment stations

The variable criteria refer to the weather conditions during the race and the age and ranking of the athlete, based on which an additional number of points will be added to the final score of each race. Analytically:

Weather conditions:

  • 5% in case of strong winds
  • 10% in case of intense sun
  • 10% in case of wet ground
  • 15% in case of rain

The percentage value refers to the fixed amount of points in the race.

Classification:

The top 16 athletes of each race will receive additional points based on their ranking. Specifically:

  • The 1st athlete will receive an extra 100% of the points of the race
  • the 2nd athlete will receive an extra 90% of the points of the race
  • the 3nd athlete will receive an extra 80% of the points of the race
  • The 4th athlete will receive an extra 70% of the points of the race
  • The 5th athlete will receive an extra 60% of the points of the race
  • The 6th athlete will receive an extra 55% of the points of the race
  • The 7th athlete will receive an extra 50% of the points of the race
  • The 8th athlete will receive an extra 45% of the points of the race
  • The 9th athlete will receive an extra 40% of the points of the race
  • The 10th athlete will receive an extra 35% of the points of the race
  • The 11th athlete will receive an extra 30% of the points of the race
  • The 12th athlete will receive an extra 25% of the points of the race
  • The 13th athlete will receive an extra 20% of the points of the race
  • The 14th athlete will receive an extra 15% of the points of the race
  • The 15th athlete will receive an extra 10% of the points of the race
  • The 16th athlete will receive an extra 5% of the points of the race

Age:

2% of the fixed points of each race is added to the score of athletes over the age of 40 for each additional year.

Example:

The most difficult race of the Cyclades Trail Cup 2018 is the 24 km route of the Andros Trail Race. All athletes to finish the 24km race in Andros will receive 100 points, presented as “CTC_100ps“.

If the Andros Trail Race 2018 takes place in rainy weather, an athlete who successfully completes the 24 km race of the Andros Trail Race 2018 will receive an additional 15%, which translates into 15 points (100+15). Therefore, CTC_115.

If the aforementioned athlete finishes in 3rd place in the overall ranking, they will receive an additional 80%, which translates into 80 points (100+15+80). Therefore, CTC_195.

If the above athlete is 60 years old, they will receive an additional 40% (2% for each year over 40), which translates into 40 points. Therefore, this athletes final overall score for the race will be CTC_235ps (100+15+80+40).

The Winners and Cyclades Champions will be the male and female athletes with the highest total amount of CTC Points.