Regulations

 

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BCT 2018 race regulations, 04.07.2018

RACE REGULATIONS

ORGANIZATION
The stage race „Baltic Chain Tour 2018” is organized according to UCI Cycling Regulations (CR) for the category ME and MU (UCI class 2.2.) from 23th to 26th August 2018. The race consists of prologue + 3 stages.

PARTICIPATION
The Baltic Chain Tour 2018 is open to UCI continental teams, national teams, regional teams and club teams. Participation of the teams is regulated by the article 2.1.005 of the UCI CR As per article 2.2.003 of the UCI CR teams must be formed of minimum 4 and maximum 6 riders. Deadline for preliminary entries is July 23, 2018, when correctly filled entry form must reach the organizer by e-mail: kaja.malts@gmail.com. Final confirmation of starters, verification of licenses and distribution of race numbers and accreditation cards will take place on Thursday, August 23, at 13:00–14:30 in Pirita TOP SPA Hotel; Purje str. 9; Tallinn, Estonia (www.tallinkhotels.com/pirita-spa-hotel) The Team Managers’ meeting, organized in accordance with the article 1.2.087 of the UCI CR, in the presence of the Members of the Commissaires’ Panel, is scheduled for Thursday, August 23 at 15:00 in Pirita TOP SPA Hotel; Purje str. 9; Tallinn, Estonia (www.tallinkhotels.com/pirita-spa-hotel)

RACE HEADQUARTERS

List of locations of Headquarters for each stage at the starting points and finishing points will be provided in the official program.

RACE NUMBERS

Each rider has to attach two body numbers and one frame plate for every stage. It is strictly forbidden to fold, cut or mutilate the race number in any way.

START SHEET

All riders must sign the start sheet before every stage. The signing will commence 30 minutes before the start, and will be closed 15 minutes before the start. By signing the start sheet the rider confirms that he has read, understood and will respect the race regulations and the route of the stage.

RADIO-TOUR

Race information will be broadcast throughout each stage. The allocated frequency will be provided at the team managers’ meeting. Handout of radio transmitters to the Team Managers will take place every day at the Starting area one hour before the start. Each Team Manager must sign the delivery sheet at receiving and returning of the transmitters, as well as to pay the security deposit 50 €. Transmitters must be returned immediately after each stage.

NEUTRAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Neutral support is provided by 3 (three) vehicles.

PROLOGUE

The Prologue is a short individual time trial (5,6 km), which counts for the overall classification of the tour. For the reason of equal conditions any special time trial equipment like handlebars, disc wheels, helmets etc are not allowed! The first three riders and the best young rider of the Prologue must appear to the awarding ceremony and they will be awarded with classification jerseys in the following way: 1. Place yellow jersey 2. Place dotted jersey 3. Place green jersey The best young rider gets the white jersey. Also the order of the team cars at the first stage depends of the results of the Prologue.

TIME BONUSES

Bonuses (UCI CR 2.6.019) will be awarded as follows: • at each intermediate sprint: 3”, 2” and 1” • at the finish line of each stage: 10”, 6” and 4”

FINISHING TIME LIMITS

Any rider finishing in a time exceeding that of the winner by more than 10% shall not be placed. In exceptional cases only, unpredictable and of force majeure, the Commissaires Panel may extend the finishing time limits after consultation with the organizer according to the UCI CR art. 2.6.032.

CLASSIFICATIONS

The race has 5 separate classifications:
1. General Individual Classification on time (Yellow Jersey).
The winner of The Baltic Chain Tour 2018 is the rider, who, after completed prologue + all 3 stages has the lowest accumulated time, including bonuses and penalizations. The leading rider in the General Individual Classification on time shall wear the designed Yellow Jersey in the following stage. When two or more riders make the same time in the general individual placing, the placing will be set according to UCI CR art. 2.6.015. The Yellow Jersey is handed over immediately after each stage at the award ceremony. The current leader may wear on the Yellow Jersey advertising of his team’s Main Sponsor (UCI CR art. 1.3.053).
2. Most Competitive Rider on points (Dotted Jersey)
The Most Competitive Rider Classification is decided by adding together the points awarded at each intermediate sprint and at each tage finish. The rider with the highest number of points, who completes the whole race, is the winner of the Most Competitive Rider and shall wear the Dotted Jersey. Points are awarded as follows: Stage finish: 15 – 11 – 9 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 -1 Intermediate sprint: 3 – 2 – 1 In the event of a tie in the Most Competitive Rider Classification the riders are separated according to UCI CR art. 2.6.017. The organizer may require the next rider in the Most Competitive Rider Classification to wear the Dotted Jersey, which will not be worn by the leader of this classification. The leader in the Most Competitive Rider Classification may wear on the Dotted Jersey advertising of his team’s Main sponsor (UCI CR art. 1.3.053).
3. Most Active Rider by intermediate sprint points (Green Jersey)
Most Active Rider is decided by points awarded on each intermediate sprint. Points are allocated at each intermediate sprint as follows: 3 – 2 – 1 points for the 3 first riders. The rider with the highest number of points, who completes the whole race, is the Most Active Rider and shall wear the Green Jersey. In the event of a tie in the Classification of Most Active Rider the riders are separated according to UCI CR art. 2.6.017. The organizer may require the next rider in the Classification of Most Active Rider to wear the Green Jersey, which will not be worn by the leader of this classification. The leader in the Classification of Most Active Rider may wear on the Green Jersey advertising of his team’s Main sponsor (UCI CR art. 1.3.053).
4. Best Young Rider Classification on overall time (White Jersey)
This classification is for riders born after 1st of January 1996. The Best Young Rider is decided by adding together the time taken by eligible riders on each stage, less any time bonuses and plus any time penalties. In the event of equality of time, the leading rider will be decided in the same manner as the overall general classification on time. The leader in the Best Young Rider Classification may wear on the White Jersey advertising of his team’s Main sponsor (UCI CR art. 1.3.053).
5. Team General Classification on overall time
The General Team Classification shall be calculated on the basis of the sums of the three best individual times of each team in each stage ridden. In the event of a tie the teams are separated in accordance with UCI CR art. 2.6.016. Priority of Leaders Jerseys: Yellow – Dotted – Green – White.

PRIZES

The following prizes (in Euros) are awarded:

Place Prologue Per stage General classification Per Sprint Most Active Rider Most Competitive Rider Best Young Rider Best Team
1 232 482 723 25 150 200 140 185
2 118 240 360 15 100 150
3 58 120 180 10 50 100
4 30 60 90
5 22,8 48 72
6 16,8 36 54
7 10,4 36 54
8 10,4 24 36
9 6 24 36
10-20 6 12 18

NB! ALL PRIZES NAMED IN ARTICLE 10 WILL BE PAID OUT LESS TAX:
1. 20% personal income tax according to the Estonian Tax Law
2. 2% of the total prize fund by UCI Regulations to the CFAD According to the UCI CR art. 1.2.072 the prizes shall be paid to the beneficiary´s bank account only and not later than 90 days after the finish of the race.
The bank transfer order will be based on the final classification and a special form with the beneficiary`s data, distributed by the organiser, which has to be filled in by the beneficiary before leaving the finish area

POINTS SCALE

According to UCI CR art 2.11.014 the best 8 riders will get the UCI Europe Tour ranking points as follows:

Pos.      Final classific.       Prologue & stages   Leader jersey per stage

1 40 7 1
2 30 3
3 25 1
4 20
5 15
6 10
7 5
8 3
9 3
10 3


ANTI-DOPING

The UCI Anti-doping regulations are entirely applicable to the event.

 AWARDS CEREMONY

In accordance with the article 1.2.112 of the UCI CR, the following riders must attend the official award ceremony after each stage not later than 10 minutes after the finish:

  • Winner of the stage
  • Leader of the race
  • Leaders of the Dotted, Green and White Jersey classification.

Moreover, after the finish of the last stage the following riders must present themselves at the final award ceremony:

  • The first 3 riders in the Individual Final Classification
  • The winners of Dotted, Green and White Jerseys
  • The winner of the Team Classification (at least three riders and the Team Manager are requested for this ceremony).

PENALTIES

The UCI penalty scale is the only one applicable.
CONTACT INFORMATION

IN ESTONIA

Mr Allar Tõnissaar

e-mail: info@proklubi.ee

phone: +372 501 4427

Mrs Kaja Malts
e-mail: kaja.malts@gmail.com
phone: +372 5058742

IN LITHUANIA

Mr Deividas Vileniškis

e-mail: deividas.vileniskis@gmail.com

phone: +370 65 77 2111

IN LATVIA

Mr Igo Japins

e-mail: igo@velo.lv

phone: +371 29 51 5116

 

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