Regulations

1. ORGANIZATION

The stage race „Baltic Chain Tour 2021” is organized by Pro Jalgratturite klubi MTÜ, Rohu 13, Tallinn 10612 under the regulations of the International Cycling Union (UCI). Race Director in Estonia is Allar Tõnissaar (info@proklubi.ee, +372 501 4427) and in Latvia Armands Becis (armands@lrf.lv, +371 26 15 7929). Race secretary is Kaja Malts (kaja.malts@gmail.com, +372 505 8742). It is to be held from 19th to 22th August 2021.

2. TYPE OF EVENT

The event is open to athletes of the Men Elite (ME) and Men Under 23 (MU) categories. The event is entered on the UCI Europe Tour calendar and consists of 3 stages. The event is registered as a UCI 2.2 event. In conformity with the UCI rules, points are awarded according to UCI CR. 2.10.008 as follows for the UCI ranking.

Position Final Classification Stages Wearing race leader’s 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

3. PARTICIPATION

As per article 2.1.005 of the UCI regulations, the event is open to the following teams: UCI ProTeams of the country, UCI foreign ProTeams (max. 2), UCI continental teams, UCI cyclo-cross professional teams, national teams, regional teams and club teams. In accordance with article 2.2.003 of the UCI regulations, the number of cyclists per team at the start will be 6 maximum and 4 minimum. The mere fact of entering and/or participating in the event implies that each team fully accepts all the provisions laid out in these specific regulations and undertakes to respect them.
Deadline for entries is July 30, 2021 when correctly filled entry form must reach the race secretary by e-mail: kaja.malts@gmail.com

4. RACE HEADQUARTERS

List of locations of Headquarters for each stage at the starting points and finishing points will be provided in the official program. Final confirmation of starters, verification of licenses and distribution of race numbers and accreditation cards will take place on Thursday, August 19, at 16:00 – 18:00 in Tallinn Botanic Garden, Kloostrimetsa tee 52.

Festive presentation of teams will be on Thursday, August 19, at 16:00 – 18:00, in Tallinn Botanic Garden, Kloostrimetsa tee 52. This presentation will be used in next day online broadcast.
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 19 at 19:00 in Tallinn Botanic Garden, Kloostrimetsa tee 52.

5. 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.

6. NEUTRAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Neutral support is provided by 3 (three) vehicles.

7. BONUSES

Bonuses, under the article 2.6.019 may be awarded as follows:
• at each intermediate sprint: 3”, 2” and 1”
• at the finish line of each stage: 10”, 6” and 4”

8. FINISHING TIME LIMITS

Taking into account the characteristics of each stage, the finishing time limits have been set as follows:

Stage 1 Tallinn – Tallinn (EST) 175 km
Time limit 8%

Stage 2 Tartu – Tartu (EST) 175 km
Time limit 10%

Stage 3 Valga/Valka – Valga/Valka (EST) 175 km
Time limit 8%

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.

9. CLASSIFICATIONS

The race has 5 classifications:

General Individual Classification by time (Yellow Jersey)
The individual general classification by time is established by adding up the times recorded for the 3 stages, taking into account bonuses and penalties – Article 2.6.015 of UCI. The leading rider in the General Individual Classification by time shall wear the designed Yellow Jersey in the following stage.
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).

Most Competitive Rider by 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).

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).

Best Young Rider Classification on overall time (White Jersey)
This classification is for riders born after 1st of January 1999. 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).

Team General Classification on overall time
The General Team Classification shall be calculated on the basis of the sum of the three best individual times of each team. 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.

10. 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 1268 50 200 150 140 185
2 420 630 40 150 100
3 210 315 30 100 50
4 105 158
5 85 128
6 65 98
7 65 98
8 45 68
9 45 68
10-20 25 38

A grand total of 15 115 EUR will be the prize money at the event.

NB! ALL PRIZES NAMED 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.

11. ANTI-DOPING

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

12. AWARDS CEREMONY

In accordance with the article 2.6.018 bis 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 winner of the stage
• The winners of the other classifications (including classification by teams);
• The first 3 riders in the Individual General Classification by time
• All riders wearing a leader’s jersey.

13. PENALTIES

The UCI penalty scale is the only one applicable.

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