Great writeup! A couple stupid questions here: 1. Do all the timed stages count evenly? Is figuring the winner just a simple matter of totalling all of the timed stages and the winner is the guy with the lowest time? (Adding and subtracting of course penalties and helping down rider bonus'). I'm assuming here that its the lowest total time vs most stage wins for example? 2. How important are the liasons? Can you just take your sweet time? Stop and grab a burrito or are you moving along pretty quickly here and is everyone else moving along at the same pace? I'm assuming that since you are not timed on the liasons it would be during them you refuel, go pee, grab some food or change your tires?