Social Criterium LBM SPORT TEAM

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the SOCIAL CRITERIA was born with the aim of encouraging the aggregation to promote knowledge and friendship between all the athletes of the TEAMbut also for a pinch of healthy competitiveness between them, encouraging them to compete and compare themselves to themselves and to others.

Every year LBM SPORT TEAM establish a general classification called CRITERIAdivided by male and female athletes where each cardholder (in good standing with registration and certification) is given a score in races considered “valid” and communicated from time to time through the usual channels (website, Facebook page, newsletter ).


To allow the performance of athletes of different ages to be compared, compensation tables are used to mathematically “level” the gap between the different participants. In addition, in order not to penalize athletes who miss a limited number of races during the year, the races with the worst score will not be taken into account.

When establishing rankings and awarding grades, we will try to take REAL TIME as the basis for calculation, where available, otherwise we will use OFFICIAL TIME.

All athletes who compete in valid competitions with the uniform of LBM SPORT TEAM (condition sine qua non to be included in the CRITERIUM) are included in the ranking and at the end of the season the two final general rankings will be established, a male and a female.

This is all explained in detail below.

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The allowances make it possible to scientifically compare the performances of athletes of different ages within the same race (see the tables below, men and women). All Criterium rankings are based on real time (if available) “aligned” using compensation tables according to the age of the athlete. Let’s see better what it is with an example.


In a 10 km race, a 32-year-old man crossed the finish line with a time of 38’30”. By offsetting this time by 1’00” (as provided by the men’s table), the final time achieved is reduced to 37’30”. The athlete in question would be beaten by a 55-year-old man who took 45’00”: indeed the latter’s time would be reduced by 8’40” according to the table, bringing the final time to 37’20” ‘ .


The 2 races with the lowest score will be automatically eliminated (missed races are worth 0 points). In other words, the classification will be established taking into account the n-2 best scores of each athlete. This mechanism will trigger during the third race of the Criterium, which will see the race with the lowest score rejected. From the fourth race, the 2 races with the lowest score will be discarded. Let’s see better what it is with examples.


Six criterium races were run.

DUDE ran all the races, obtaining the following scores: 87 – 92 – 106 – 85 – 100 – 99. The two lowest scores 87 – 85 are discarded and the four best 92 + 106 + 100 + 99 = 397 points are added .

CAIO missed a race. Its scores are: 85 – 98 – 0 – 104 – 85 – 103. The two lowest scores 85 – 0 are discarded and the four best 98 + 104 + 85 + 103 = 390 points are added.

SEMPRONIO he missed two races. His scores are: 102 – 112 – 0 – 108 – 0 -104. The two lowest scores 0 – 0 are discarded and the four best scores 102 + 112 + 108 + 104 = 426 points are added.

MEVIO he missed three races. Its scores are: 0 – 96 – 0 – 106 – 0 – 101. The two lowest scores 0 – 0 are discarded and the four best 96 + 106 + 0 + 101 = 303 points are added.

Of course, the two lowest discarded scores are dynamic, ie they are reassessed after each race.


The Criterium classification is established by adding the “athlete dependent” points yes points “employee tender”.

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THE “athlete dependent” pointsnow understood as points of presenceare obtained by participating in Criterium races, and are progressive.

  • For men: 2 points at the first race completed by the athlete, 4 tips at its second race concluded, 6 points in the third race, 8 points at the fourth race, … .., 40 dots the twentieth race finished and so on.
  • For women: the aforementioned scores are divided by two, so the progression is: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 -….. – 20 – 21 and so on.

THE points “employee tender” are the sum of distance points and the gods performance points.

THE distance points depends on the length of the stroke. For men 2 points/km are awarded, for women 1 point/km.

THE performance points they depend on the race time “aligned” by age.

For men, they are calculated as follows: the time interval between the fastest and slowest LBM athlete in the competition is divided into 100 equal steps. Athletes in the first stage earn 100 points, those in the second stage 99 points, third stage 98 points,….., twenty-fifth stage 75 points,….., those in the last stage 1 point.

For women, the time interval between fastest and slowest is divided into 50 equal steps; so the athletes in the first stage earn 50 points, in the second stage 49 points,….., in the thirtieth stage 20 points,….., in the last stage 1 point.

The above can be summarized by the following formula: Score of the criterion = presence points (progressive) + distance points (fixed) + performance points (variable)


All athletes who finished at least will be rewarded 10 criterium races during the year. This will happen at a social event to be held early the following year.

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