– Technical guide

SPECIFIC REGULATION  OF INTERNATIONAL CYCLING RACE GRACIA – ORLOVÁ 2015

WOMEN´S UCI RACE

 

Article 1.

 

Organization

GRACIA – ORLOVÁ 2015 is organized by the Organizing Committee Gracia ČEZ-EDĚ, Osvobození 877, 735 14 Orlová – Lutyně,fax: +420 596 522 683 or +420 596 542 841, e-mail: gracia.orlova@centrum.cz, under the regulations of the International Cycling Union. It is to be held from 30 April 2015 to 3 May 2015.

 

Race director

Petr Koláček, Osvobození 877, 735 14 Orlová – Lutyně, mobile phone: +420 724 468 764, e-mail: petr.kolacek01@cez.cz

Jury president

Michael Anderson, Commissaire International UCI, Balsaminvägen 13, 43444 Kungdbacka, SWEDEN, phone number:  0046 300 712 21, mobile:  0046 705 712 217, e-mail: michael.o.anderson@telia.com

 

Commissaires

Ondra Majerčík, Jan Starý, Zdeněk Franc, Petr Glogar, Pavel Raus, Josef Kolegar, Jiří Šťastný – MOTO
Race course manager

Tomáš Hanák, Hornická 665, 735 43 Albrechtice, mobile phone: +420 603 851 297, e-mail: cyklistika@banik-havirov.cz

Race course

Stage1 30 April 2015 Road race 101,2 km 12:30 Orlová – Štramberk CZE
Stage 2 1 May 2015 Road race 100,0 km 11:00 Lichnov – Lichnov CZE
Stage 3 2 May 2015 Individual time trial 13,5 km 9:30 Havířov – Ostrava – Havířov CZE
Stage 4 2 May 2015 Road race 63,5 km 15:00 Dětmarovice – Visalaje CZE
Stage 5 3 May 2015 Road race (circuit race) 100,2 km 10:00 Orlová CZE

Total distance is 378,4km.

 

Article 2.

 

Type of event

The event is open to athletes of the Women Elite category. The event is entered on the UCI Women´s Class 2 calendar. The event is registered as a class 2.2 event. The race is held under the regulations of UCI and this specifc regulation.

In conformity with the UCI rules, points for the UCI Women Elite ranking are awarded as follows:

UCI:

Final cassification Stages
Rank Points Rank Points
1. 40 1. 8
2. 30 2. 5
3. 16 3. 2
4. 12 Race-leader jersey:

4 points per stage

5. 10
6. 8
7. 6
8. 3

 

Article 3.

 

Participation

As per UCI regulations, article 2.1.005, the event is open to the following teams: National teams, UCI Women teams, Mixed teams and Regional teams.

As per UCI regulations, article 1.2.052, each team must have and show the permission to start in GRACIA-ORLOVÁ that was issued by their National federation.

Each participant of race must hold a valid licence for year 2015 and show it on request of the organizer.

As per UCI regulations, article 2.2.003, teams must be formed of minimum 4 and maximum 6 riders, who must be of age 18 or more (born 1997 and older). Younger competitors must show written confirmations issued by their national federations, as per article 2.6.004 of the UCI regulations. Each competitor and staff member is obliged to have a valid passport or another identification document. It is necessary to comply with the visa requirements !!!

 

Race entries

Race entries are sent to the address of the race secretariat on the official UCI race entry form, and must include name, date of birth, UCI code and licence number of each person. Please include also your requirements for accommodation of competitors and staff !!! Deadline for entries is 10 April 2015.

Rule
The race is held under the regulations of UCI and this specific regulation. The race takes place on roads open to non-race traffic which will be regulated at crossroads. Nevertheless, each participant must observe the Highway Code No. 361/2000 and its later amendments.

The organizers cannot be held liable for any accident or material damage to third persons before, during or after the race.

Competitors and staff are obliged to respect instructions of the organizer, jury and the police. The time trial takes place on closed road. The organizer reserves the right to make necessary changes to this specific regulation in case of unforeseeable events.

Article 4.

 

Race headquarters

At the start, the race headquarters shall be open starting 29 April 2015, 15.00 and is closed on 3 May 2015. It is located at the following address: Dům kultury Orlová (Culture Centre), Osvobození 796, 735 14 Orlová-Lutyně.

 

Race numbers

Team representatives are requested to confirm their starters and collect their race numbers at the race headquarters from 17.00 to 20.00 on 29 April 2015.

The race numbers can be collected by the licence holders themselves, or by their representatives. Each competitor will get a set of race numbers, to which no changes or adaptations are allowed to be made. The race numbers shall be well recognizeable. One race number is sufficient for the time trial.

 

Presentation

All competitors and staff are requested to arrive on 29 April 2015. All competitors and staff must have and show health insurance valid in the Czech Republic. Each participant including the staff will pay 60 EUR at presentation.

 

Accommodation and catering

Accommodation and catering are provided by the organizer for the maximum of 6 riders and 3 staff members. Other team members take part at their own expenses. The riders and staff will be assigned to particular hotels by the organizer. Accommodation and catering start with dinner on 29 April 2015 and close with lunch on 3 May 2015. The organizer does not provide any special diet.

 

Team managers´ meeting

The team managers’ meeting, organized in accordance with article 1.2.087 of the UCI regulations, in the presence of the Members of Commissaires’ Panel, is scheduled for 30 April 2015 at 9.30 a.m. at Dům kultury Orlová, Osvobození 796, 735 14 Orlová – Lutyně.

 

Article 5.

 

Starting order for time trial

The starting order for time trial will be the reverse order of the general individual classification at 1 min. intervals. When two competitors of the same team are placed one after another, the commisaires panel can allocate a competitor of a different team in between.The riders will start from a stationary position.

 

Article 6.

 

Radio-tour

Race information will be broadcast on the following frequency: UHS,406,470 MHz.

The radios will be distributed in the race headquarters before the start of the first stage. Each team is responsible for recharging batteries. The radios must be returned to the race headquarters after the finish of the last stage.

 

Article 7.

 

Neutral technical support

The technical support service is handled by the organizer.

The neutral support is taken care of by means of: 3 neutral support cars.

 

Article 8.

 

Finish at the top of a hill climb

Articles 2.6.027 and 2.6.028 of UCI regulations shall not apply where the finish is at the top of a hill-climb. Stages with finish at the top of a hill-climb for the application with article 2.6.029 are the following stages: Stage 1, stage 2.

 

Article 9.

Bonuses

Bonuses, under the articles 2.6.019 to 2.6.029, are awarded as follows:

In stage 1, 2 and 5: 1st place 10 seconds, 2nd place 6 seconds, 3rd place 4 seconds.

In stage 4: 1st place 6 seconds, 2nd place 4 seconds, 3rd place 2 seconds. Time bonuses are not awarded in time trial.

In intermediate sprints: 1st place 3 seconds, 2nd place 2 seconds, 3rd place 1 second.

 

Article 10.

 

Finishing time limits

The finishing time limit is 15% for all stages. The time limit may be modified and announced before each stage. This will be specified in the Commisaires Panel Communication.

 

Article 11.

 

Classifications

The following classifications will be issued:

 

11.1 Individual classification by time:

The individual general classification on time is established by adding up the times recorded for the stages, including bonuses and penalties. Time is measured in each stage.

In the event that two or more competitors are equal on time, fractions of seconds recorded during individual time trial are added to the total time in order to separate the riders.

If the riders still cannot be separated, their positions are decided by adding up their placings on each stage.

As a final resort, their placings in the latest stage are considered.

The leader of the individual classification on time is obliged to wear a yellow leader’s jersey.

11.2 Individual points classification

For points classification, riders on places 1 to 15 in stages 1, 2, 4 and 5, are awarded points as follows: 25, 20, 16, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points.

In time trial, points are awarded for 1st to 10th place: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1. The general individual points classification is established by adding up the points awarded in all stages, and the winner of this classification is the rider with the highest points score. In the event that two or more riders have the same points score in the individual points classification, the following criteria shall be applied:

  1. a) more first places in individual stages,
  2. b) more first places in intermediate sprints,
  3. c) better standing in general individual classification.

The leader of individual points classification is obliged to wear a white jersey.

 

11.3 Climbers classification

There are first and second category climb bonuses in the race. First five riders win the following points which are allocated for each category of climbs: 1st category – 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 points; 2nd category 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points. The general individual climbers classification is established by adding up the points scored on all climbs in all stages, and the winner of this classification is the rider with the highest points score. In the event that two or more riders have the same points score in the individual climbers classification, the following criteria shall be applied:

  1. a) more wins in 1st category climbs,
  2. b) more wins in 2nd category climbs,
  3. c) better standing in general clasification.

The leader of climbers classification is obliged to wear a green jersey.

 

11.4 Activity classification

Activity classification is established by adding up the points scored at intermediate sprints– 3, 2 and 1 points, and at climb bonuses – 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points for 1st and 2nd category climbs. Points from all stages are added up and the winner of activity classification is the rider with the highest points score.

In the event that two or more riders have the same points score in the activity classification, the following criterion shall be applied:

  1.  a) better placing in time trial.

The leader of activity classification is obliged to wear a white jersey with red dots.

 

11.5 Teams classification                  

The teams classification in each stage is established by adding up the times of the first three riders of each team. In the event two or more teams are equal on time in the teams classification, the following criteria shall be applied:

  1. a) better sum of places of the team´s first three riders in given stage,
  2. b) standing of the best riders of each team in given stage.

The final teams classification is established by adding up the total individual times of the first three riders of each team in all stages. In the event that two or more teams are equal on time in the final teams classification, the following criteria shall be applied:

  1. a) more 1st places in teams classification in individual stages,
  2. b) more 2nd places in teams classification in individual stages, etc.

If the above criteria cannot decide, the final criterion is standing of the best rider of each team in final general individual classification. The team with less than three competitors to finish the race cannot be included in teams classification.

The leading team of the teams classification will not wear any special jersey.

 

11.6 Under 23 years classification

The winner of the under 23 years classification is a U23 rider with best time in general individual classification.

 

11.7 Wearing jerseys

If a rider leads in more classifications, white, green and white jersey with red dots go to a rider following her in given classification. The priority of jerseys is: 1. yellow, 2. white, 3. green 4. white with red dots.

 

Article 12.

 

Prizes

Prize money will be awarded to riders placed at 1st to 15th place in each stage and at 1st to 15th place in final general individual classification. Jerseys and material prizes will be awarded in points classification, climbers classification, activity classification and teams classification.

The best competitior under 23 years and Miss of the race will receive material prizes. Miss of the race will be decided on after stage 2.

 

Stage 1, 2, 5
place prize
1st 195 EUR
2nd 113 EUR
3rd 87 EUR
4th 71 EUR
5-10th 59 EUR
11-15th 28 EUR
TOTAL 960 EUR

 

Stage 3, 4
place prize
1st 117 EUR
2nd 87 EUR
3rd 59 EUR
4th 49 EUR
5-10th 38 EUR
11-15th 28 EUR
TOTAL 680 EUR

 

Final general classification
place prize
1st 164 EUR
2nd 113 EUR
3rd 87 EUR
4th 71 EUR
5-10th 59 EUR
11-15th 28 EUR
TOTAL 929 EUR

Article 13.

 

Antidoping

The UCI antidoping regulations or Czech Cycling Federation´s antidoping regulations are applicable to the event.

The antidoping tests will take place at the finish of each stage. The way to the antidoping rooms will be signposted. Names of the riders chosen for antidoping test will be written on a board at the finish area.

 

Article 14.

 

Awards ceremony

In accordance with article 1.2.112 of the UCI rules, the following riders must attend the official awards ceremony: the first 3 of the given stage and leaders of General individual classification, Individual points classification, Climbers classification and Activity classification.

The riders will present themselves at the podium in a time limit of maximum 15minutes after the first competitors cross the finishing line!!!

At the general finish of the event, the following riders must attend the official ceremony – the first three of final general classification and winners of all secondary classifications. Time and place will be indicated in the official time schedule. At the ceremony, awarded riders will receive prize money and material prizes. Prize money for riders on other awarded places will be issued according to official time schedule.

 

Article 15.

 

Penalties

Commisaires panel can punish competitors and other participants in case of any offences against the race regulation and UCI rules. The UCI penalty scale is the only one applicable.

 

Article 16.

 

Team cars

The dimensions of team cars to be included in the race convoy must be in accordance with the UCI regulation. If they are not, the car cannot be included in convoy. The order of team cars for stage 1 will be decided by drawing lots at team managers´ meeting. The order of team cars for stages 2, 4 and 5 will be established by the positions of the first rider of each team in general individual classification. In stage 3, it is possible to allow a team car for each rider. The numbers for team cars will be handed over to team managers by jury at competitors´ signature sheets before the stage. Drivers of team cars are obliged to respect commissaires´ red flag when overtaking riders. In case of any accident or puncture, a rider can change a front or rear wheel, or the whole bicycle. The replacement is only allowed from a team car behind a group, on the RIGHT side of the road. Team cars are not allowed to give mechanical aid at the left side of the road.

 

Article 17.

 

Signature sheets

Each rider must sign her name in a signature sheet 15 minutes before the start at last. Riders who will not do so, or who will let somebody else sign their name shall be penalized in accordance with UCI penalty scale.

 

Teams presentation

Teams are required to take part in teams presentation ceremony 15 minutes before each stage, at the organizer´s request.

 

Helmets

It is obligatory for riders to wear helmets. Taking off a helmet during the race is forbidden.

 

Article 18.

 

Course signage

The race course will be marked by boards on the right side of the road as follows: 0 km (official start of the race), 50 km after the start, and the last 25, 20,10, 5, 4, 3 and 2 km to the finish. Last kilometre before FINISH will be marked by a red flag. Last 500, 300, 200, 150, 100 and 50 meters to the finish line will be marked by boards on the right side of the road. The finish will be marked by a white tape on the road and a banner FINISH. Intermediate sprints will be marked by red colour on the road – 1 km, 500, 200, 100 m before the intermediate sprint, a red tape on the road and boards reading PREMIE at both sides of the road. Climb bonuses will be marked by green colour on the road – 1 km, 500, 200, 100 m before the climb bonus, a green tape on the road and boards reading PREMIE at both sides of the road.

 

This Specific regulation was authorized by the Czech Cycling Federation on 8 March 2015 – K. Machačný,

Organizing committee “MCZ GRACIA-ORLOVÁ 2015”