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Cyclists: Cradle to Grave
« on: April 13, 2013, 05:15:47 pm »
(note: everything is stolen from the Spanish forum, or the doubts thread [now Ask Anything], or Pantani, or the Dutch, or somewhere else)

Other FAQs also contain basic cyclist information.  I won't repeat what's there.
The information below below is more technical cyclist cradle to grave details which have been made public.

*Basic Cyclist Types*

There are five basic types of cyclists.  These (with their most important skills [in general order of importance] are).

Climbing: Climbing, stamina, downhill
Sprint: Sprint, flat, aggression
Cobbles: Cobblestone, flat, stamina
Hills: Hills, downhill, aggression, stamina
Time Trial: Time trial, flat, technique

You can also have
Tour Specialist: Various combinations on all skills (different tours have different skill importance).

From there, you get the subcategories such as Sprint/Hiller or Cobble/Hiller; which is crudely a combination of the two types.

For new players:
* If you're intending to train up new U23 cyclists, it's important to train your cyclists to specialise in one type.
* If training a tour specialist, make sure you know which type of tour/s you're intending your cyclists to specialise in, else your cyclist might end up not quite good enough for any.
* Specialised training will help your cyclists retain importance as you advance into the top two divisions, where competition in every race is tough.

*Beginning Stats*

The maximum initial stats for a newly generated cyclist is as follows.
Aggression <=79.99
Teamwork and Technical <=74.99
Others <=69.99
Sum Total of skills <=459.99
Salary <=860

Note: The maximum with training for any individual skill is 100.00.

*Teamwork Skill*

The cyclist skill teamwork isn't as it says.  In this game, teamwork is (more or less) the benefit a cyclists gains by drafting/slipstreaming other cyclists (friend or foe), and the increased pace he can ride as a result on flater terrain.
All other cyclist skills are as per word meaning.


Training is covered in this FAQ,1096.0.html

*Experience gains*

A cyclist gains experience by participating in races.  Every race your cyclist participates in, he gains:
Each Race = +0.15
(same experience gain regardless of race category)

He also gains bonus experience after completing a tour.
Small Tour = +0.4
Grand Tour = +1.0

(so the total gain from a ST would be 5x0.15 + 0.4 = +1.15 experience)

Finally, a cyclist will gain another experience bonus if he races in a National Team race (which makes cyclists from smaller nations a touch more attractive).
NT = +0.6
U23 = +0.3
U21 = +0.2

*Old Age - 31+*

From age 31, cyclists begin to lose trained skills.  This loss of skills affects all skills equally, and occurs after every training session, even if you select rest as your training schedule.

The decline rate for each skill after every training session is as follows
31 = -0.005
32 = -0.01
33 = -0.015
34 = -0.02
35 = -0.03
36 = -0.05
37 = -0.07
38 = -0.09
39+ = -0.12

Of course, training will slow down these effects, at least for a season or two.


A cyclist retires when he either gets sacked, or his team ceases due to inactivity (or cyclist is deleted from an inactive team).  And this is my retirement from writing this FAQ.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2017, 12:41:14 am by Aurora_Australis »


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Re: Cyclists: Cradle to Grave
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2013, 09:40:11 pm »
Nice post with a lot of useful information. Just one remark: flat is important for cobble/hillers. It is not something you can ignore :)


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Re: Cyclists: Cradle to Grave
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 03:39:14 am »
Thx Sjiz.


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Re: Cyclists: Cradle to Grave
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 11:08:23 am »
Very good work. It was a help to me to summarize something i had forgotten.


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Re: Cyclists: Cradle to Grave
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 04:35:58 pm »
Good post. Strongly recommended!