That's novel, 9 riders for the standard team and 8 for purist, same budget.
Bizarre, not something I can see or change. I'll get Dave on it.
Clarification from Dave, changing from 8 to 9 riders now would require the game to be reset. It's his mistake, but because people have already signed up we'll just roll with it.
I accept that you guys run the game and it's your decision, but we're still four days and 20 hours from the start of the race. I and probably many others 'sign up' to each race as they're released, stick a placeholder team in, and revise closer to the start when it becomes clearer who's actually riding for what purpose, who's leading the teams, etc.
I think resetting it now and sending another email out to everyone would still be fine.
We're looking into it. I'll let you know when I have a final answer from Dave.
Also, I've still to set the transfer deadline's properly, so there's a little more than 4 days and 20 hours.
If it matters at all, I would very much vote for resetting the Purist comp so we can pick teams of 9 riders. A budget of 175 for an 8-man team makes it a bit easier to stack the team and this is a Grand Tour with 9-man squads. Having one extra rider is of great help when crashes and DNFs inevitably happen.