Soudal Eesti CX Cup Specific Regulations (.pdf in Estonian)

Soudal Estonian CX Cup 2017

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Specific Regulations

1. ORGANIZATION

Soudal Estonian CX Cup 2017 (hereinafter referred to as ’Cup’) is organized by MTÜ CX Eesti, in collaboration with Viljandi Cycling Club, Cycling Club Velorõõm, MTÜ Spordipartner, Pärnu Cycling Club, MTÜ PaRe Sport, Äkke Cycling Club and Kalevi Cycling School. The race will be held in accordance with UCI CX regulations, the requirements of Estonian Cyclists Union (EJL) of 2017 and the specific regulations of “Soudal Estonian CX Cup 2017”.

 2. TIME AND PLACE

Soudal Estonian CX Cup 2017 consists of seven stages:

17.09 Viljandi CX
01.10 Elva CX
07.10 Koidu CX
21.10 Audru CX
28.10 Suure-Jaani CX
4.11 Narva CX
11.11 Tallinn CX


3. PARTICIPANTS

The following age groups are allowed to take part in Soudal Estonian CX Cup 2017:

U8 - 2009-2010
U10 - 2007-2008
U12 - 2005-2006
U14 - 2003-2004
U16 - 2001-2002
Junior Men and Women - 1999-2000
Elite Women - 1998 and earlier
U23 Men - 1997-1998
Elite Men - 1988-1998
Men Senior 1 - 1978-1987
Men Senior 2 - 1968-1977
Men Senior 3 - 1963-1967
Men Senior 4+ - 1962 and earlier

As national cycling union license is not mandatory, anyone who wishes to take part in the Cup is allowed to do so.

4. REGISTRATION

Registration for the Cup stages will be done through the Sportos portal www.sportos.eu

Pre-registration for the entire Cup will end on 10.09.2017 at 23.59 pm.

Registration for single stages will end each time on a Wednesday night before the race at 23.59 pm.

5. REGISTRATION FEES

Pre-registration for the entire Cup are the following:

U12 - 30 EUR
U14 - 30 EUR
U16 - 42 EUR
Junior Men and Women - 42 EUR
U23, Men/Women Elite, Senior Men - 84 EUR

Pre-registration fees for single stages are the following:

U8 - 0 EUR  
U10 - 0 EUR
U12 - 5 EUR
U14 - 5 EUR
U16 - 7 EUR
Junior Men and Women - 7 EUR
U23, Men/Women Elite, Senior Men - 14 EUR

Registration on the spot is possible only if the maximum number of allowed participants (given in chapter 9.) is not exceeded. Registration fees for on the spot registration are the following:

U8 - 0 EUR
U10 - 0 EUR
U12 - 5 EUR
U14 - 5 EUR
U16 - 10 EUR
Junior Men and Women - 10 EUR
U23, Men/Women Elite, Senior Men - 20 EUR

There is no registration fee for a rider who has a valid Estonian Cyclists Union coach- or commissaire licence. Request by sending an e-mail to info@cxeesti.ee stating your wish to do so including your valid license number.

 6. RACE NUMBERS

Upon registration the rider will be given a: (1) set of race numbers (a back number and two shoulder numbers) and a (2) timing chip. The timing chip must be attached to the right leg, just above the shoe, with the chip facing outward. After each stage, the chip must be returned to the organizers. If a participant has lost the chip, they must pay the sum of 20 EUR.
If a participant wishes to have a seasonal timing chip, they will have to pay a deposit of 20 EUR which will be returned at the end of the season, upon returning the timing chip. The race numbers given at the beginning of the season will apply for each stage. If a participant has lost or left home their set of numbers, the participant can purchase another set from the secretariat at the race headquarters for 3 EUR per set.
Using the race numbers with the original design is mandatory, race numbers from other events or those that are self-drawn will result in disqualification.

U8 and U10 age groups will not be using a timing chip. The riders of these age groups will start with the race number ‘1’.

7. STARTING ORDER

In the beginning of the first stage, in order to establish the starting order the starting judge will draw a card with a number (0-9) from a deck and all the participants whose race number’s last number is the same as the one on the card the starting judge pulls, will have a chance to choose their starting position. During the following stages the card method is not used and participants are placed in the starting corridors according to the overall classification of the cup.

8. RACE CENTER

Race Center is open in the Start location from 8.30 am to 16.30 pm.

Meeting of team representatives is held with the presence of body of commissaires at 10.00 am in the Race Center.

The race numbers will be issued on the race day from 9.00 am until 30 minutes before the start of the participant.

 9. TIMETABLE:

Activity

Time

Age group

Duration

Issuing of the race numbers

9.00-14.30

Meeting of team representatives

10.00

Course open for trainings

10.00-10.55

I start (3. category)

11.00

U8, U10 - max 60 participants

10 min

II start (3. category)

11.20

U12 - max 60 participants

15 min

Award ceremony I

11.45

U12

Course open for trainings

11.45-12.00

15 min

III start (3. category)

12.00

U14 - max 60 participants

25 min

IV start (3. category)

12.30

U16 - max 60 participants

30 min

Award ceremony II

13.15

U14, U16

Course open for trainings

13.15-13.30

15 min

V start - OPEN bike class
(3. category)

13.30

Men and Women (19+ years) - max 100 participants

30 min

VI start  - OPEN Elite main race (2. category)

14.10

Junior Men, U23 Men, Elite Men, Senior Men who wish to participate in the main race  - max 100 participants

60 min

VII start - Women + Senior Men 
(2. category)

15.30

Junior Women, Elite Women, Senior Men 1-4+ - max 100 participants

40 min

Award ceremony III

16.15

Junior Men and Women, U23 Men, Elite Men and Women,  Senior Men 1-4+


The exact number of laps will be decided based on the time that it took to finish one lap, also keeping in mind that the finishing time of the winner should be as close as possible to the duration time stated in the table above.  

10. TIME LIMIT

When being lapped or overtaken by a faster rider, these riders will continue the race and will finish with the same lap as the winner. The number of laps lost will be added to the protocol and will not have to be ridden again.

 11.  TECHNICAL SPECIAL CONDITIONS

I start (U8 ja U10) -  no bike or tire restrictions.
II start (U12) -  no bike or tire restrictions.
III start (U14) - by way of exception, MTB bikes are allowed only when used with tires up to 35 mm in width.
IV start (U16) - by way of exception, MTB bikes are allowed only when used with tires up to 35 mm in width.
V start (OPEN bike class) - allowed to start either with a road-, cyclocross- (CX) or mountainbike (MTB), the usage of fatbike’s (FAT) wheels is allowed. No restrictions for the width of the bike tires.
VI start (OPEN Elite main race) - allowed to start either with a cyclocros (CX) or a road bike, the allowed width of the tires is 33 mm.
VII start (Women and Senior Men) - allowed to start either with a cyclocros (CX) or a road bike, the allowed width of the tires is 33 mm.

During the stages the tires will be checked for manufacturer’s designation for the tire size (either up to 33 mm or 35 mm depending on the age group). The width of the tires will not be physically measured on the spot.

12. CLASSIFICATION

U8 and U10 age group participants will not be involved in the final classification. These age groups will be given a small prize or keepsake at the end of a stage and will not be included in a ranking list during any of the stages.
Riders of the open bike class (V Start) will also not be included in the final classification.
Senior age group riders taking part in OPEN Elite main race will be included in the final classification as riders of the Elite Men age group.
The final classification points of the Cup will be given after every stage based on the table below:

 1. place - 100 p
2. place - 99 p
3. place - 98 p
4. place - 97 p
5. place - 96 p
6. place - 95 p
7. place - 94 p
8. place - 93 p
9. place - 92 p
10. place - 91 p

100. place - 1 p
101+ place - 0 p

A participant's six biggest stage points will be used when calculating the sum of final classification of the Cup. Double points will be given during the final two stages of the Cup (Narva CX and Tallinn CX).

In case of two riders with the same amount of points, the number of stage wins will be taken into consideration. In case of equal amount of stage wins, the number of next best stage results will be taken into consideration. If equality still exists then the final classification will be the place attained during the last stage of the Cup (11.11.2017 Tallinn CX).


13. AWARD CEREMONIES

After each stage every age group will be awarded according to the specific regulations of the stage.
After each stage the seven best riders of the OPEN Elite main race category (VI Start) will be awarded with prize money (accordingly 70, 50, 40, 30, 25, 20 and 15 EUR)
After each stage the seven best female riders of WU and WE category (VII Start) will be awarded with prize money (accordingly 70, 50, 40, 30, 25, 20 and 15 EUR).

In the final classification of Soudal Estonian CX Cup the three best riders of every age group will be awarded with a medal and additionally either a keepsake or prize money will be given.
Award ceremony for Soudal Estonian CX Cup will be held on 11th November in Tallinn.

Prize money will be divided as follows (in total: 1130 EUR):

1st place

2nd place

3rd place

Elite Men

175€

125€

75€

Elite Women

75€

50€

40€

U23 Men

125€

100€

75€

Junior Men

40€

25€

20€

Junior Women

40€

25€

20€

U16 Boys

30€

20€

10€

U16 Girls

30€

20€

10€

U14 Boys

Prize

Prize

Prize

U14 Girls

Prize

Prize

Prize

U12 Boys

Prize

Prize

Prize

U12 Girls

Prize

Prize

Prize

Senior Men 1

Prize

Prize

Prize

Senior Men 2

Prize

Prize

Prize

Senior Men 3

Prize

Prize

Prize

Senior Men 4

Prize

Prize

Prize


14. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Lauri Peil, mob. +37256566427, lauri@cxeesti.ee
Steven Puhm, mob. +3725517876, steven@cxeesti.ee