With the domestic road racing scene stronger than it has been for several years, Cycling Weekly is delighted to announce the relaunch the Super Team Challenge – our competition designed to crown the most impressive squad over the course of the season.

We first ran the competition – which is open to all riders representing a British-based team or club in one of the events listed below – in 2008, and have updated it to take into account the busy calendar and importance and historical significance of events.

The competition’s points system is designed to reward winners, although teams that consistently place a number of riders in the top positions will be able to compete, ensuring a close battle in the standings. The points have also been weighted to reflect the relative difficulty and prestige, so victory in a Premier Calendar race over 90 or so miles scores more points than in an hour-long criterium.

The points scoring starts at the opening Premier Calendar round – the Dengie Marshes Tour – on April 1, and we will update the standings after each race, allowing the table toppers to gloat constantly on Twitter until the flag drops once again.



The visibly-delighted CandiTV-Marshalls Pasta celebrate their 2009 victory

Points system and list of events

TOUR OF BRITAIN (UCI 2.1)

1st overall: 20pts

2nd overall: 15pts

3rd overall: 10pts

4th overall: 8pts

5th overall: 5pts

Stage winner: 10pts

Bonus for first eligible rider overall: 2pts

Bonus for first eligible rider on each stage: 1pt

Bonus for jersey classification winner: 2pts

NATIONAL ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS

1st: 18pts

2nd: 14pts

3rd: 12pts

4th: 10pts

5th: 8pts

Bonus for first eligible rider: 2pts

CiCLE CLASSIC (UCI 1.2)

1st: 16pts

2nd: 12pts

3rd: 10pts

4th: 8pts

5th: 6pts

PREMIER CALENDAR RACES, NATIONAL TIME TRIAL AND CIRCUIT RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Overall and one-day races

1st: 14pts

2nd: 10pts

3rd: 8pts

4th: 6pts

5th: 4pts

Stage winner (Tour DoonHame): 2pts

TOUR SERIES

Overall and per round (team result only)

1st: 12pts

2nd: 8pts

3rd: 6pts

4th: 4pts

5th: 2pts

ELITE CIRCUIT SERIES AND NATIONAL A RACES



National A races: Hillingdon GP (May 27), London Nocturne (June 9), South Carrick David Bell Memorial (June 10), York Cycling City Races (August 19), Jef Schils Memorial (September 2)

Overall and per round

1st: 10 points

2nd: 6pts

3rd: 4pts

4th: 2pts

5th: 1pt

Previous winners

2009: CandiTV-Marshalls Pasta

2008: CandiTV-Pinarello

Related links

Premier Calendar 2012: Cycling Weekly’s coverage index

Tour Series 2012: Cycling Weekly’s coverage index

CandiTV win Super Team Challenge