1) Admissibility check of pre-registered
We have a list with 2362 pre-registered gross, VDA Trailers check the status of the payment and the admissibility of each and remove from the list who has already participated 3 consecutive times, any duplication and Senators who have right to a place without going by the draw.
2) Contributing factor
The multiple draw coefficients are calculated. The runner's name will be repeated using the rule of 2n-1, where the “n” will stand for the number of pre-registrations made.
Ex: the name of the runner pre-registered in 2015/2016/2017/2018 will be entered 8 times in the drawing (2^4-1 => 2^3 = 8).
The runners who in 2015, 2016 and 2017 were re-selected, but did not confirm their participation, will lose their priority.
Now the list is ready for the draw.
3) The draw
The draw day is not yet established, the admissibility check takes time and patience, the draw day and time will be communicate through the social media profiles and the website.The draw is made by random.org, a browser that works automatically in few seconds... there is nothing to see, but the result will be published on random.org.
In this phase the participants are selected in base of the country of residence.
The number of Italians is fixed. (40% = 300 runners)
All others are divided by odds based on the percentage of pre-registered members of their country.
Ex. If the percentage of French of ALL the pre-registered is 20%, the share of French admitted to the Tor will be 20%.
For each country, a minimum of two pre-registered are taken.
5) Inscritption confirmation
Now we have the first official list.
For each selected one is sent a communication, the runner has time from 1st to 15th March to confirm his participation through the payment of € 650.00
Anyone can check their position on the pre-registered list: the selected ones are highlighted in green.
If some of the selected do not confirm the participation, they will be replaced with the next in list for his country. A communication via e-mail is sent to the fished out.