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Baltic Chain Tour 2017   

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RACE REGULATIONS

ORGANIZATION

The stage race „Baltic Chain Tour 2017” is organized according to UCI Cycling Regulations (CR) for the category Men Elite and U23 (UCI class 2.2.) from 23th to 27th August 2017. The race consists of 4 stages.

PARTICIPATION

The Baltic Chain Tour 2017 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, 2017, 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 Wednesday, August 23, at 16:00–18:00 in Green Hotel
(Pilaitės pr. 20, LT-04352, Vilnius; Tel.: +370 5 25 006 95; www.greenhotel.lt)

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 Wednesday, August 23 at 18:30in Green Hotel
(Pilaitės pr. 20, LT-04352, Vilnius; Tel.: +370 5 25 006 95; www.greenhotel.lt)

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.

TIME BONUSE

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 2017 is the rider, who, after completed all 4 stages has the lowest accumulated time, including bonuses and penalizations.

The leading rider in the General Individual Classification on timeshall 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).

  1. Most Competitive Rider on points (DottedJersey)

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 DottedJersey.

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 Classificationthe 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 Classificationmay wear on the DottedJersey 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 1995.

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 Classificationmay 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 Per stage General classification Per Sprint Most Active Rider Most Competitive Rider Best Young Rider Best Team
1 482 964 25 150 200 140 185
2 240 480 15 100 150
3 120 240 10 50 100
4 60 120
5 48 96
6-7 36 72
8-9 24 48
10-20 12 24

A grand total of 7400 EURwill be the prize money at the event.

NB! ALL PRIZES WILL BE PAID OUT LESS 20% PERSONAL INCOME TAX.

Prize money will be paid out to the account number appointed by the team manager and no later than one month after the race

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.       Stages                       Leader jersey per stage

1 40 8 4
2 30 5
3 16 2
4 12
5 10
6 8
7 6
8 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.

PROGRAM: 23.–27.08.2017

IN LITHUANIA

24.08.  I stage            Vilnius – Panevezys                            Start at            Distance 165 km

Transfer from Panevezys (LIT)  to Jelgava (LAT ) approx. 140 km

 IN LATVIA

25.08. II stage              Jelgava – Sigulda                                Start at            Distance 170 km

Transfer from Sigulda (LAT) to Tartu (EST) approx. 200 km

 IN ESTONIA

26.08.  III stage            Tartu – Tallinn                                      Start at            Distance 220 km

Hotel is approx 200 m from the finish area and Harbor is about 4-5 km from the Hotel

IN FINLAND

27.08.  IV stage           Helsinki – Porvoo – Helsinki                  Start at            Distance 160 km Festive start from Harbor (to technical start approx 10 km)

AWARDING CEREMONY

CONTACT INFORMATION

IN ESTONIA

Mr Allar Tõnissaar

e-mail: info@proklubi.ee

phone: +372 501 4427

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

IN FINLAND

Mr Ville Hyvärinen

e-mail: ville.hyvarinen@pyoraily.fi

phone: + 358 45 232 2644

 

BCT’17 stage 1: Vilnius – Panevėžys

BCT’17 stage 2: Jelgava – Sigulda

BCT’17 stage 3: Tartu – Tallinn

BCT’17 stage 4: Helsinki – Porvoo – Helsinki