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Fen Yan
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To lose slipstreaming, must the rider ahead move at least 6 spaces on plain (green) terrain, or can it be at least 6 spaces over any type of terrain (when starting on plain, rise or mountain)?

I quote the two translations for reference:

from the official English pdf rules:
Sliptream is also lost if the rider ahead makes a move of at least 6 squares on plain, starting from a square on plain, ground rise or mountain pass and of at least 8 squares starting from a downhill square

from the understandable English rules:
•The slipstream bonus can also be lost if the front rider moves 6 or more spaces - starting on flatland, hills or mountains – or 8 or more spaces on a downhill

I'm thinking the "understandable English rules" translation is the correct interpretation.
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Mik Svellov
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The BGG rules by Paul Jefferies are describing the Slipstream rules in a more simple way
(and I believe they are correct):

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The slipstream bonus can also be lost if the front rider moves 6 or more spaces - starting on flatland [plains], hills or mountains - or 8 or more spaces on a downhill.
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Fen Yan
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Thanks Mik, Paul's translation does make a lot more sense.

We just played our first race, four players on the #1 course. Three roulers and one climber. The climber broke away on the first hill, two of us followed, the fourth couldn't due to a puncture.

We eventually overtook the climber on the downhill but the roulers would not cooperate and draft. The game ended with the climber using his sprint to pass the leading rouler in the stadium, just before the finish line.

The 3rd rouler was drafted by the 4th rouler in the stadium (we had all spent our energy) and also passed him just before the finish. The peloton swallowed up the last place guy at the end.

Great game!
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