Regulations

Baltic Chain Tour 2020

TECHNICAL GUIDE

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RACE REGULATIONS

ORGANIZATION

The stage race „Baltic Chain Tour 2020” is organized according to UCI Cycling Regulations (CR) for the category ME and MU (UCI class 2.2.) from 13th to 15th August 2020. The race consists of Prelude competition(12.08.2020) and Stage race with 3 stages(13.08.2020-15.08.2020).

PARTICIPATION

The Baltic Chain Tour 2020 is open to UCI ProTeams of the country, UCI foreign ProTeams, 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 CRAs per article 2.2.003 of the UCI CR teams must be formed of minimum 5 and maximum 7 riders.
Deadline for preliminary entries is July 15, 2020, 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 12, at 16:00–18:00
in Pirita Marina Hotel & SPA (Purje 9, Tallinn; +372 6398 717; www.piritamarinahotel.ee)
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 12 at 18:30 in Pirita Marina Hotel & SPA (Purje 9, Tallinn;
+372 6398 717; www.piritamarinahotel.ee)

RACE HEADQUARTERS

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

START SHEET

All riders must sign the start sheet before every stage. The signature of the starting sheet will take place one hour and 10 minutes before the start time at the assembly point and will end ten minutes before the start time. 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 broadcasted 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 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 classifications:

1. General Individual Classification on time (Yellow Jersey)

The winner of The Baltic Chain Tour 2020 is the rider, who, after completed 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 (Red Jersey)

The Most Competitive Rider Classification is decided by adding together the points awarded at each intermediate sprint and at each stage 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 Red 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 leader in the Most Competitive Rider Classification may wear on the Red 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 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 1998. The Best Young Rider is decided by adding together the time taken by eligible riders on each stage.
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 tie the teams are separated in accordance with UCI CR art. 2.6.016.
Priority of Leaders Jerseys: Yellow – Red – Green – White.

PRIZES

The following prizes (in Euros) are awarded:

Place Per stage General classification Sprint Most
Active
Rider
Most Competitive Rider Best
Young
Rider
Best
Team
1 845 1650 30 200 150 140  185
2 420 840 30 150 100
3 210 420 15 100 50
4 105 210
5 85 170
6 65 130
7 65 130
8 45 90
9 45 90
10-20 25 90

A grand total of 9775EUR will be the prize money at the event.
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 d
ays 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 2.10.008 the best 10 riders will get the UCI Europe Tour ranking points as follows:

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 Red, 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 Red, 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.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

12.08.2020
arrival to Tallinn (Estonia)
14:30 Prelude competitionin Tallinn, Estonia 108km (6km long lap – 18 laps in total) (More info about this race: cfc.ee/eng/ )
16:00 – 18:00 licence control and distribution of numbers
18:30 Team managers meeting

13.08.2020
Stage 1 Tallinn–Jõgeva (Estonia) – 200 km
Transfer to accommodation City Tartu 50 km
Detailed info under Program: https://balticchaintour.com/program/

14.08.2020
Stage 2 Tartu-Otepää-Valga (Estonia) 175 km
Transfer back to Tartu (same accommodation) 85 km
Detailed info under Program: https://balticchaintour.com/program/

15.08.2020
Transfer from Tartu to Valga 85 km
Stage 3 Valga-Valga 180 km
Transfer back to Tartu (same accommodation) 85 km
Detailed info under Program: https://balticchaintour.com/program/

CONTACT INFORMATION

IN ESTONIA

Mr Allar Tõnissaar
info@proklubi.ee
+372 501 4427

Mrs Kaja Malts
kaja.malts@gmail.com
+372 505 8742

IN LATVIA

Mr Igo Japins
igo@velo.lv
+371 2951 5116

IN LITHUANIA
Mr Deividas Vileniškis
deividas.vileniskis@gmail.com
+370 6577 2111

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