Template talk:Infobox cycling race report

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Natvar[edit]

What's the usefulness of this field? I find myself removing it from every cycling event I edit. Does it conceivably serve a purpose? If not...why is it in the template? Nosleep break my slumber 05:15, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

It's for historic flags. Take a look at 1911 Giro d'Italia. SeveroTC 09:19, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Oh, cool.

Team_nat[edit]

Since teams' nations are meaningless, should this field be removed? Or would it be best to wait to do that until it's been removed from each instance of this in the article space (in case that would create an error display of some sort, I don't know). Nosleep break my slumber 19:30, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Next/previous edition[edit]

Because I find myself looking for a next-previous edition link in the infobox, I decided to add this option. Some other sports infoboxes (Template:Infobox tennis event, Template:Infobox Rugby World Cup, Template:Infobox International Football Competition) have it, some not (Template:Infobox Grand Prix race report, Template:Infobox Olympic games, Template:Infobox hockey, Template:Infobox cricket tournament). If anybody objects, we can discuss it here, and if consensus is that we should not use it, we can simply remove it. And of course remarks about the visual aspects are welcome.-EdgeNavidad (talk) 15:01, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

I really like this addition and copied the concept for {{Infobox cycling championship}}. However, I copied the styling from infoboxes such as {{Infobox Olympic event}} (example) and {{Infobox Rugby World Cup}} (example) by placing the arrows at the bottom, along with a link for the year, and I think that this would be smarter for this infobox. SeveroTC 11:38, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
Thumbs up It looks better aesthetically in the Olympic infobox, so I'm behind you... ;o) It also prevents some wrapping as per problem below... lil2mas (talk) 11:46, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Infobox width[edit]

I tried, today, to implement a fixed minimum width in this infobox, with no luck... The problem was that it also made it a fixed maximum, so the infoboxes experienced wrapping... But to have a infobox like this looks awful! Is there anyone with the competence to make this happen?

BTW: Why isn't this template made on the standard {{Infobox}}-template, like {{Infobox international football competition}} and {{Infobox International Handball Competition}} amongst many other? lil2mas (talk) 17:30, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

 Done I used min-width instead of width and the above link now looks fine. This template was made slightly before the {{Infobox}}-template became a meta template - if anyone wants to take the time to change it they are more than welcome to! SeveroTC 16:26, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, Severo! =) Looks good now... I don't know these templates that well, so I don't think I should be the one changing it. But I would be grateful to the one who do, since it will make later changes easier, in comparison. =) lil2mas (talk) 17:37, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Suggest remove average speed[edit]

There are several reasons why the average speed is not reliable in many races, especially stage races.

  • Bonification time bonuses, mean that time is under-recorded for anyone who has been in the top three on any stage.
  • Allocation of same time in bunch finishes means the time of those not at the very front of the group is under-recorded.
  • Rounding each stage to the nearest km means that tour length could be up to 10 km out.
  • Claims of av speed to the nearest thousandths of a km/h (as on 2011 Vuelta a España, and using that data for this example) suggest that we know the distance to an accuracy of 22 metres, or the time to less than 4 seconds. Clearly this is indefensible: ten times that error margin is unrealistic, and even to one tenth of a km/h (400 seconds, or 2.2km) is open to challenge.

If the only reliable ave speed is to the nearest km/h, it is not very useful comparative info. Suggest remove the field from the template. Kevin McE (talk) 22:59, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

4 1/2 years is quite long enough for anyone to object: done. Kevin McE (talk) 20:25, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Hide empty results heading[edit]

Is it possible to hide the results heading when no parameters are in use? (see 2018 Tour de France) Primefac, Zyxw, Jonesey95, Frietjes. Thanks. BaldBoris 21:43, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

User:BaldBoris, yes. done. Frietjes (talk) 21:45, 2 July 2018 (UTC)