Who will be crowned the best British team of 2012?
Super Team Challenge 2012
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
Bonus for first eligible rider: 2pts
CiCLE CLASSIC (UCI 1.2)
PREMIER CALENDAR RACES, NATIONAL TIME TRIAL AND CIRCUIT RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Overall and one-day races
Stage winner (Tour DoonHame): 2pts
Overall and per round (team result only)
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
2009: CandiTV-Marshalls Pasta
Premier Calendar 2012: Cycling Weekly's coverage index
Tour Series 2012: Cycling Weekly's coverage index
CandiTV win Super Team Challenge