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Tom Henderson October 19th 03 04:47 PM

So what are the new stagger rules?
 
Heard lots of references to Nina Kraft not understanding them, resulting in
her 3 min penalty. What exactly are these rules?

Tom

MJuric October 20th 03 01:03 AM

So what are the new stagger rules?
 
On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 14:47:57 GMT, Tom Henderson
wrote:

Heard lots of references to Nina Kraft not understanding them, resulting in
her 3 min penalty. What exactly are these rules?

Tom


I'm not sure what they are, but they sure seem to push the
IM's more toward the drafting legal versions. Other than a couple
break aways. ALL of the top finishers were in the "Pack" for most of
the bike portion. They listed "first" "second" "Third" and "Pack of
12" for the standings for most of the race. I'd like to know the rules
too but it apparently changed the way they ride the bike.

~Matt

MJuric October 20th 03 01:03 AM

So what are the new stagger rules?
 
On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 14:47:57 GMT, Tom Henderson
wrote:

Heard lots of references to Nina Kraft not understanding them, resulting in
her 3 min penalty. What exactly are these rules?

Tom


I'm not sure what they are, but they sure seem to push the
IM's more toward the drafting legal versions. Other than a couple
break aways. ALL of the top finishers were in the "Pack" for most of
the bike portion. They listed "first" "second" "Third" and "Pack of
12" for the standings for most of the race. I'd like to know the rules
too but it apparently changed the way they ride the bike.

~Matt

JJ Waguespack October 22nd 03 04:51 PM

So what are the new stagger rules?
 


Bill Reese wrote:
Tom Henderson wrote in message ...

Heard lots of references to Nina Kraft not understanding them, resulting in
her 3 min penalty. What exactly are these rules?

Tom



Not a new rule. The stagger rule only applies to the Pros.
Perhaps Charlie or someone else knowledgable will
answer in full

Bill


The stagger rule is pretty simple. If the cyclist in front of you is on
the right, you must be on the left side of the road and the cyclist
behind you would be on the right, etc. It doesn't matter if you're 50
yards behind the next guy, he still dictates your position on the road.
In theory an official should be able to see a clear path between 2
lines of cyclists. The screwy part about the stagger rule is if the
lead cyclist decides for no reason he want to switch sides, the entire
rest of the field within sight has to switch over. When a pass occurs,
(which can happen on the left or right) those 2 riders must adjust
positions.

JJ



JJ Waguespack October 22nd 03 04:51 PM

So what are the new stagger rules?
 


Bill Reese wrote:
Tom Henderson wrote in message ...

Heard lots of references to Nina Kraft not understanding them, resulting in
her 3 min penalty. What exactly are these rules?

Tom



Not a new rule. The stagger rule only applies to the Pros.
Perhaps Charlie or someone else knowledgable will
answer in full

Bill


The stagger rule is pretty simple. If the cyclist in front of you is on
the right, you must be on the left side of the road and the cyclist
behind you would be on the right, etc. It doesn't matter if you're 50
yards behind the next guy, he still dictates your position on the road.
In theory an official should be able to see a clear path between 2
lines of cyclists. The screwy part about the stagger rule is if the
lead cyclist decides for no reason he want to switch sides, the entire
rest of the field within sight has to switch over. When a pass occurs,
(which can happen on the left or right) those 2 riders must adjust
positions.

JJ



John Martin October 23rd 03 05:24 PM

So what are the new stagger rules?
 
From the USAT Rules at
http://www.usatriathlon.org/Rules_Of...ules.htm#5.10a

(e) Staggered Positioning. All cyclists must assume and maintain a staggered
riding position relative to the cyclists directly ahead; no cyclist may
maintain a position of the course directly in line with a cyclist directly
ahead. This staggered position must be maintained even if the cyclist is
outside of the drafting zone and following at a distance of greater than ten
(10) meters.


"Tom Henderson" wrote in message
8.3...
Heard lots of references to Nina Kraft not understanding them, resulting

in
her 3 min penalty. What exactly are these rules?

Tom

"Tom Henderson" wrote in message
8.3...
Heard lots of references to Nina Kraft not understanding them, resulting

in
her 3 min penalty. What exactly are these rules?

Tom




John Martin October 23rd 03 05:24 PM

So what are the new stagger rules?
 
From the USAT Rules at
http://www.usatriathlon.org/Rules_Of...ules.htm#5.10a

(e) Staggered Positioning. All cyclists must assume and maintain a staggered
riding position relative to the cyclists directly ahead; no cyclist may
maintain a position of the course directly in line with a cyclist directly
ahead. This staggered position must be maintained even if the cyclist is
outside of the drafting zone and following at a distance of greater than ten
(10) meters.


"Tom Henderson" wrote in message
8.3...
Heard lots of references to Nina Kraft not understanding them, resulting

in
her 3 min penalty. What exactly are these rules?

Tom

"Tom Henderson" wrote in message
8.3...
Heard lots of references to Nina Kraft not understanding them, resulting

in
her 3 min penalty. What exactly are these rules?

Tom




Derevcere November 19th 13 11:50 PM

Thank you for the*informative*posts.


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