Tour de France will Add Time Bonuses on Climbs
The ASO looks for more innovation
Attacking riders at the Tour de France will be further rewarded after an increase in valuable bonus seconds for being the first to crest key summits.
The new system was ratified by the international cycling federation (UCI), a source said Thursday.
The winner of each bonus-point sprint will now receive eight seconds, the runner-up five seconds and the third-placed finisher two seconds, instead of 3, 2 and 1 seconds in place last year.