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Technical guide

Regulations in the technical guide for Randers Bike Week.

Article 1 Organization
Randers Bike Week is organized by Randers Cykleklub of 1910 and race organizer Bjarne Olsen. The race is organized under the regulations of the Internatioal Cycling Union (UCI) with the addition of the regulations below-mentioned and the race will take place from August 1st to August 4th 2019.

Article 2 Acceptance of the regulations in this guide
The riders, team managers and team officials will have to take note of the technical information stipulated in this technical guide and will have to follow these instructions closely.

Article 3 Team leaders Meeting
Leader meeting will be held in accordance with the time table.

Article 4 Registration
All riders must sign on the starting sheet. Sign on will takes place the following locations:

Stage 1: at the start/finish area
Stage 2: at the start/finish area
Stage 3: at the start/finish area
Stage 4: at the start/finish area

Article 5 Race headquaters.
Checking licenses and distribution of the body numbers / chip (for those who do not have this) will occur in starting area of stage 1.
If the rider dont have a body numbers/chip the rider must deliver a  valid license that will be returned by delivering of the body number and chip.

Article 6 Urination and waste
Urination in inappropriate places, the commissioners can rule out riders from further participation in Randers Bike Week.

Waste may only be disposed in the nature in the drop-zones along the route. Is it done in other places, the commissioners can rule out riders from further participation in Randers Bike Week.

Article 7 Warm up
Driving on the route as long as other race is in progress is prohibited.

Article 8 Body number/chip
All riders who already have the chip use these

Road race:
All riders must wear body number and they must be placed respectively in left and right sides so they stand out clearly from behind. It is prohibited to place Body number otherwise, and to cut or bend number.

Article 9 Helmets
Strapped helmet are obligatory.

Article 10 Common peletons

Randers Bike Week allows the grouping of classes based on the number of participants. The H60 and H70 have a common prize list.

Article 11 Gearing

Class Year Max. gearing
U19 2001-2002 7,93 meter
U17 Girls 2003-2004 7,01 meter
U17 2003-2004 7,01 meter
U15 Girls 2005-2006 6,35 meter
U15 2005-2006 6,35 meter
U13 / U13 Girls 2007-2008 5,89 meter
U11 / U11 Girls 2009-2010 5,89 meter

All other classes have free gearing

Article 12 Route knowledge
Riders must always follow the official route of the race. They are expected to be thoroughly familiar with this route, as described at randersbikeweek.dk

Article 13 Service
Own service car are only allowed in peleton A and U19. Service are provided by registered service cars. Every service car have to give to provide neutral service for riders who do not have service car. Anyone can drive the service car as long as the car has an approved functioning radio in the car. Change of cycle or wheel must always be on the right side of the road after the field. For service rider must submit a wheel before starting a service vehicle.

There will be neutral service cars after all other classes! Upward travel only when it is safe and proper. The goal is that a rider that have had a defect will be helped back by the servicecar to the next group of 5 or more riders. Do the riders behind the servicecar pass a rider with a defect then the servicecar will stop at the rider with defect.

Upward travel only applies to classes U17 and older.

It is allowed to establish depots on the route from where there can be provided service (not at the time trail). There will periodically be a car around the course and pick up riders with broken bicycles.

No rider may carry radios.

Only service for A and U19 at the time trail.

Article 14 Time limit/Riders who do not complete a stage
Emanating riders get a 10 minutes penalty compared with the last finishing rider. Riders with accepted defect inside the last kilometer (1000 meter) will get the time of the peleton where the rider were placed. Riders who have had an unauthorized defect can start at the next stage but will not be registrated in the general classification (GC). Riders who have had an authorized defect can start at the next stage but will still be registrated in the general classification (GC).

Emanating riders can only start at the next stage if the rider have an accepted defect. Else riders has to compete all stages.

By equal time will the position at the final stage to give the final result.

Bonus Seconds:

At each stage will be given bonus seconds for the 6 first placed on the stage:
No. 1: 8 seconds
No. 2: 6 seconds
No. 3: 4 seconds
No. 4: 3 seconds
No. 5: 2 seconds
No. 6: 1 second

No bonus seconds at prologue/timetrails.

Article 15 Team competition/hill competition
Team competition:
In each peleton, it is possible to compete as a team for the team competition. Each team must consist of at least 3 riders. A club / team can have several teams for the team competition. It is possible to form teams of riders from different clubs / teams. If nothing about the team competition is communicated to Randers Bike Week the rider participate automatically on a team consisting of riders from their own club / team, provided that there can be formed a team of at least 3 riders. It is the 3 best placed riders’ times on each stage that counts for team competition. Emanating rider(s) so that the team consists of less than 3 riders the team will be deleted from the team competition. The final result of the team competition is calculated by adding the daily times together. By tie times the result will be determined by the following order: highest number of first places for the team in the daily team competition, second places in the daily team competition and so on. If it ends in a tie is determined by how the teams’ best rider is placed in the GC.

Every teams have to race in the same shirt-design. Not required at the time trail.

Hill competition:
During Randers Bike Week there will be a hill competition. On each stage on selected locations, except timetrail and street race, there will be a hill competition. At these locations there will be respectively 5, 3 and 1 point for the 3 first riders in each peleton. The overall winner in each peleton is the rider with most point after last stage. By tie the result will be determined by following order: highest number of first places in the hill competition, second places in the hill competition and so on. If it ends in a tie the best placed rider in the GC win. Riders in the hill competition have to complete every stages.

There is one overall winner of the hill competition in each peleton – except U11/U11G.

Article 16 Parking
Park so that it does not disturb the race.

Article 17 Awards

In peletons U11/U11G and U13/U13G there are trophies for all participants after the last stage.
In peletons U15/U15G/U17G there will be trophies for every three starting riders in the stage race.
In peleton U17 there will be sponsor gifts for every three starting riders in the stage race. However, max. 25 prizes in each class. This applies to the GC result in the stage race. There will be prizes for the top 3 every day.

In all other classes, the total prizes are by number of enrolled. There will be prizes for the top 3 every day.
In all peletons except U11/U11G, in addition to this at each stage there will be hill points and shirt to compete about (except in the street race and time trail). There is one overall winner of the hill competition in each peletons – except U11.
For the hillcompetition see regulations under Article 15.

A yellow jersey is to compete about in each peletons. The yellow shirt is awarded to the rider in each class, finishing in first place in the GC. The shirt MUST be worn by the leading rider in each class during the next stage. However, U11/U11G and H60/H70 compete a common yellow jersey and prizes.

Article 18 The award ceremony
The daily award cermony will take place immediately after each stage.

Article 19 Responsibilities
The signature of the rider implies automatically that the rider is familiar with the rules and that he accepts all the clauses. In the event of a situation that is not mentioned in these regulations, only the organizer, in consultation with the Commissaires Panel, has the power of decision.