Regulations
Regulations

 SPECIFIC REGULATIONS

 

ARTICLE 1. Organisation

The "38th Volta ao Alentejo / 1º GP CMTV" is organized by the Podium Events, SA – Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco nº 19 6ºD, Lisbon, under the regulations of the International Cycling Union (UCI) and the specific regulatory adaptations in the context COVID-19 approved by the DGS. It will take place from 23 to 27 June, 2021.

 

Article 2. Type of event

This race is open to athletes of the Men Elite and Under 23 categories. It is entered on the UCI Europe Tour calendar.

The race is registered as a Class 2.2. event, therefore the following points are awarded for the UCI Rankings:

Final overall individual classification: 40 – 30 – 25 – 20 – 15 – 10 – 5 – 3 – 3 - 3

Stages: 7 – 3 - 1

Yellow Jersey (each stage): 1

 

Article 3. Participation

In accordance with article 2.1.005 of the UCI regulations, the event is open to the following teams: UCI ProTeams of the country, UCI foreign UCI ProTeams (max. 3), UCI Continental Teams, UCI cyclo-cross professional teams, National Teams, Regional ans club teams.

In accordance with article 2.2.003bis of the UCI regulations, the number of riders per team is a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 7 riders.

 

Article 4. Pre-competition Procedures and Race Headquarters 

The registration of the riders and team staff members must be carried out through the respective forms sent by the Organizer, within the regulatory deadline. The Sports Director should send the 72h UCI Form indicating the titular riders and the two substitute riders, as well as all the team staff members.

The confirmation of the participants (riders and team staff members) takes place through the email josecarmona@martpro.pt / teresa.ribeiro@podi1.com , on the 22th June, from 09:00 to 13:00.

In the case of athletes and staff with licenses that have not been issued by the UVP-FPC, the Sport Director must send a copy of their licenses,along with the confirmation of the participants.

There will be no licenses’ check or confirmation of participants on site.

The meeting between the Organization Direction and all the members of the Commissaires’ Panel will take place on 22 June at 15.30h, at the Hotel D. Fernando in Évora.

The Sport Directors’ meeting with the Commissaires’ Panel will be held by Video Conference on the 22th June, at 17:00. The access link will be sent to each participant's email.

This meeting will have the participation of the following elements: one access link for Sport Directors per team; the President of the Commissaires Panel; the Director of the Organization; the Coordinator Doctor; the Chief of the Security Forces.

All detailed information about the race should be sent in advance by email to all accredited members, thus avoiding face-to-face procedures that imply physical contact.

This meeting will have the participation of the following elements: one Sport Director per team; the President of the Commissaires’ Panel; the Director of the Organization; the Coordinator Doctor; the Chief of the Security Forces.

The Safety Briefing takes place at the start site on the June 23th, at 10.00h.

This briefing will have the presence of the following elements: the Organization Director, the President of the Commissaires’ Panel, the Chief of the Security Forces, the Coordinator of the “Yellow Flags” Motorbikes, the Coordinator of the Drivers and Pilots, the TV Manager and the Coordinator Doctor.

All detailed information should be sent in advance by email to the participants in the meetings.

The accreditation of all elements will be made online by the organizer of the race.

The delivery of the race documents and the technical materials will take place on the day of the 1st stage, at the entrance of Zone 0 and Zone 1.

The delivery will be made through an envelope closed and delivered in a nontransferable manner by a member of the organization staff to the accredited people.

Each team should indicate only one element, a Sport Director, to receive its envelope.

For race time, Whatsapp groups will be created for a more direct way of communication with the different “accredited families” and their coordinators.

The delivery of the race documents and the technical materials will take place on the day of the prologue, at the entrance of Zone 0, at the opening time of the PPO.

There will be no race headquarters at the finish site of the stages for distribution of communiqués or accreditation, only working rooms for organization and media.

The race classifications and the communiqués will be sent by email and/or made available online. The paper version and the numbers of the team cars will be distributed at the race headquarters of the start of the following day. Spare body numbers or bike places should be requested on the Whatsapp group before the opening time of the Zone 0.

 

Article 5 : Individual Time Trial

  • Bike

For the 5th stage the use of a specific bicycle is authorized.

 

  • Individual Time Trial

In the individual time trial (5th stage), the interval between the start of each rider will be of 1 minute, in the reverse order of the general individual classification by time, after 4th stage.

The Commissaires’ Panel may modify that order to prevent two riders of the same team to ride consecutively.

In accordance with Article 2.4.010 of the UCI Regulation, each rider must present for bike check up to 15 minutes before their start time.

 

Article 6. Radio-tour

Race information will be broadcasted on the following frequency: 160.2375 Mhz.

 

Article 7. Neutral Technical Support

The technical support service is handled by Podium Events, SA, with 3 neutral cars.

 

Article 8. Race’s Incidents in the Last 3 Kilometers

The article 2.6.027 of the UCI Regulations applies in all the stages, except in the following ones: 5th stage.

 

Article 9. Finish Time Limit

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

1st stage: 15%               4th stage: 15%

2nd stage: 15%              5th stage: 35%

3rd stage: 15%               6th stage: 15%

 

In case riders actually out of the time limit are given a second chance by the president of the Commissaires Panel, all points awarded in the general classifications of the various secondary classifications shall be withdrawn.

In exceptional cases only, unpredictable and of force majeure, the Commissaires Panel may extend the finishing time limits after consultation with the organiser.

 

Article 10. Classifications

The following classifications are established:

1) Individual General Classification by Time - Yellow Jersey “Sociedade Ponto Verde”

2) General Individual Classification by Points - Green Jersey “Crédito Agrícola”

3) General Individual Mountain Classification – Black Jersey “E-Redes”

4) General Youth Classification - White Jersey “FGil.pt”

5) Team General Classification

 

1) Individual General Classification by Time

It will be obtained by summing the time in each stage for each rider, considering the penalties. The rider with the smaller sum of time will be the best classified.

If there is a tie between two or more riders, the hundredths of a second registered in the individual time trial stage will be considered and the rider with less hundredths of a second will be the best classified.

If the tie persists, the sum of the points obtained in each stage will be considered and the rider with the smaller sum will be the best classified. The points will be given according to the positions obtained: one point to the first, two points to the second, three points to the third, and so on.

If the tie persists, the best position obtained in the last stage will be used to break the tie.

The leader of the individual general classification will wear the yellow jersey Sociedade Ponto Verde.

 

2) General Individual Classification by Points

It will be obtained by summing the points of each rider on the finish of each stage and on each intermediate sprint “Meta Volante”. The rider with the largest sum of points will be the best classified.

The following points will be awarded:

“Metas Volantes”: 5, 3 and 1 points to the first 3 riders;

Finish line:

25 – 20 – 16 – 13 – 10 – 8 – 6 – 4 – 2 and 1 points to the first 10 riders.

If several riders are classified ex-aequo, to each of them will be awarded the points corresponding to the first place in which the ex-aequo begins.

In accordance with Article 2.6.017 of the UCI Regulation, in case of a tie in the general classification by points, the following criteria shall be applied in order until the riders are separated:

  1. Number of stage wins,
  2. Number of wins in intermediate sprints counting for the general classification by points,
  3. Individual general classification by time.

In order to benefit of the prizes of the final general classification, the rider must have completed the entire course of the race within the finishing time limits.

The leader of the general classification by points will wear the green jersey Crédito Agrícola.

 

3) General Individual Mountain Classification

It will be obtained by summing the points of each rider on the climbs indicated as “Prémio da Montanha”. The rider with the largest sum of points will be the best classified.

The following points will be awarded taking into account the category of each climb:

 

Rank                                          Points                                      

                          PM 2nd                                         PM 3rd                        PM 4th

1st                          10                                                  5                                  3

2nd                         8                                                    3                                  2

3rd                          6                                                    2                                  1

4th                          4                                                    1

5th                          2               

6th                          1                                 

                                   

In accordance with Article 2.6.017 of the UCI Regulation, in case of a tie in the general individual mountain classification, the following criteria shall be applied in order until the riders are separated:

  1. Number of first places in the highest category climbs;
  2. Number of first places on climbs in the next inferior category and so on;
  3. Individual general classification by time.

In order to benefit of the prizes of the final general classification, the rider must have completed the entire course of the race within the finishing time limits.

The leader of the general mountain classification will wear the black jersey “E-Redes”.

 

4) General Youth Classification

The General Youth Classification is reserved to the Under23 category riders, according to the Individual General Classification by Time.

The leader of the general youth classification will wear the white jersey “FGil.pt”.

 

5) Team General Classification

The Team Classification for the day shall be calculated on the basis of the sum of the three best individual times from each team.

In the event of a tie, the teams shall be separated by the sum of the places acquired by their three best times on the stage. If the teams are still tied, they shall be separated by the placing of their best rider on the stage classification.

The Team General Classification shall be calculated on the basis of the sum of the three best individual times from each team in each stage ridden. In the event of a draw, the following criteria shall be applied in order until the teams are separated:

  1. number of first places in the daily team classifications
  2. number of second positions in the daily team classifications, and so on.

If there is still a draw, the teams shall be separated by the placing of their best rider in the general individual classification.

Any team reduced to fewer than three riders shall be eliminated from the Team General Classification.

 

Article 11. Time bonus

No bonus applies for times.

 

Article 12. Prizes

The following prizes are awarded:

1°) TIME TRIAL & STAGE CLASSIFICATIONS AND INDIVIDUAL GENERAL CLASSIFICATION BY TIME

 Half Stage Classification

1st                     € 630

2nd                    € 318

3rd                    € 157

4th                    € 81

5th                    € 63

6th                    € 49

7th                    € 49

8th                    € 35

9th                    € 35

10 th» 20th         € 14

 

Stage Classification                                                    Individual General Classification by Time

1st                     € 844                                                    1st                     € 2 318

2nd                    € 420                                                    2nd                    € 1 158

3rd                    € 210                                                    3rd                     € 578

4th                    € 105                                                    4th                     € 290

5th                    € 84                                                      5th                     € 231

6th                    € 63                                                      6th                     € 175

7th                    € 63                                                      7th                     € 175

8th                    € 42                                                      8th                     € 119

9th                    € 42                                                      9th                     € 119

10th » 20th         € 21                                                    10th  » 20th         € 56

 

 

2°) POINTS CLASSIFICATION

General Individual Classification by Points

........ 1st                                   € 600

 

3°) MOUNTAIN CLASSIFICATION

General Individual Mountain Classification

........ 1st                                    € 600

 

4°) YOUTH CLASSIFICATION

 

General Individual Youth Classification

........ 1st                                    € 400

 

5°) TEAMS CLASSIFICATION

Team General Classification

1st............                   Cup

 

The overall total prize money of the race is 18 937.

 

Article 13. Antidoping Control

The UCI antidoping regulations are entirely applicable to the event.

The antidoping tests will take place in a caravan parked near the finish line.

 

Article 14. Award Ceremony (Art. 1.2.112, 1.2.113 & 2.6.018bis)

Based on the classifications established by the Organiser, riders are obliged to perform at the official

protocol ceremony for the award of prizes, jerseys and symbols as following:

After each stage:

- Stage winner;

- The leaders of the different classifications: Individual General Classification by Time (Yellow Jersey); General Individual Classifications by Points (Green Jersey); General Individual Mountain Classification (Black Jersey); General Individual Youth Classification (White Jersey);

- The Best Portuguese Rider of the Individual Stage Classification;

- The winning Team of the Team Stage Classification

Riders participating in the protocol ceremony must present themselves immediately upon their arrival.

In addition, at the end of the final stage:

- The 2nd and 3rd of the Individual General Classification by Time;

- The winning Team of the Team General Classification;

- The Best Portuguese Rider of the Individual General Classification

Riders participating in the protocol ceremony after the last stage present themselves immediately upon the arrival of the last rider.


Leader's Jerseys

The leader of each classification must wear the respective distinctive jersey. If a rider is the leader of multiple classifications, the order of priority of the leaders’ jerseys is as follows:

1) Individual General Classification by Time - Yellow Jersey Sociedade Ponto Verde

2) General Individual Classification by Points - Green Jersey Crédito Agrícola

3) General Individual Mountain Classification – Black Jersey E-Redes

4) General Individual Youth Classification - White Jersey FGil.pt

If a rider is leader of several classifications, he will wear only one jersey according to the order of priority indicated above. In this case, the next rider in this classification will wear the jersey in question, unless he is the leader of another classification or if he has to wear the World Champion or National Champion jersey or the leader’s jersey of a Cup, Circuit, Series or UCI Ranking.

Protocol on the start of the stages (except for TTs)

The wearers of the leaders’ jerseys should take the start from the first raw.

 

Article 15. Team Presentation and signing of the start sheet

The signing on of the start sheet will not take place, the confirmation of the athletes present on the start

will be validated by visual check by a commissaire;.

 

Article 16. Penalties

The UCI penalty scale is the only one applicable.

 

Article 17. Team Advertising Authorisation

It is forbidden to the Sponsoring Trademarks of the participating teams and riders to have any kind of

advertising without the prior written permission of the Race Organizer. In case of non-compliance with this article, the team harmed by its sponsor may be penalized, for rights of improper publicity, with the possible exclusion of the team from the race.

 

Article 18. Insurances

In accordance with articles 1.1.006 and 1.1.022 of the UCI regulations, all riders and teams’ technical staff should be covered by insurance covering all kind of accidents that may happen during the competition and their consequences in terms of civil responsibility.

The organizer bears no responsibility for any damage caused to third parties and/or material damages before, during, and after the stages always and when it complies with the security rules established in the UCI regulations.

In accordance with article 1.2.034, the organizer is required to have risk coverage insurance.

 

Article 19. Enviroment

The organisation of 38ª Volta ao Alentejo / 1º GP CMTV, safeguarding the good principles of environment protection and promotion of ecological cycling, appeals to the parties involved in the event to adopt measures in order to maintain clean all the places of the start, the finish and during the course of the race.

The riders must use the Waste Disposel Zones, approximately 30 in 30 kms, and the last 10 kms before the finish line.

 

Article 20. Specific Adaptations Rules on COVID-19 Context

 

20.1. Race Participation Rules

  • All the accredited members for the race should be license holders of a National Federation, except the guests, media members,Security Force members and ambulances crew members. The number of accredited people should be reduced to the minimum needed to the race take place;
  • The registration and/or request for accreditation to this event implies the knowledge, express acceptance and compliance with the UCI and UVP-FPC Regulations as well as the Specific Regulations of this event;
  • All the accredited members for the race should comply with the adaptation rules established by the present document, as well as the commitment of responsibility and acceptance of the measures to be taken by the organizer, based on the General Regulation on Data Protection (RGPD);
  • During the event, all the accredited members for the race should respect the rules of respiratory hygiene and social distancing consigned by the DGS;
  • All procedures established by the regulations and protocol rules which take place before or a_er the race must respect, as well, all the measures of hygiene and sanitary safety consigned in the present document;
  • The use of the protection mask is mandatory in all the places with access reserved to accredited people (Zone 0 and Zone 1);
  • The authorized protection masks are limited to surgical masks certified and validated by Infarmed or alternatively the use of community masks tested and certified by the Technological Center for the Textile and Clothing Industries (CITEVE);
  • The organization members must be accompanied by their individual protection kits for the exercise of their functions;
  • All equipment provided by the organizer must be sanitized with a 70% alcohol-based aqueous solution (SABA) before and a_er their use;
  • The entry in Portugal of the accredited members for the race will be regulated according to the national legislation applicable on the date of the event.
  • When applicable, the determinations of the Despacho nº 3894-A/2021 published on 17/04/2021 and the Orientação DGS nº 004/2021 published on 09/04/2021 apply concerning the measures for athletes and their teams travelling from countries with a rate of COVID-19 cases superior to 500 per 100 000 inhabitants, in order to be excluded from respecting the mandatory quarantine period of 14 days.

 

For “TEAMS”, the following rules also apply:

  • All the elements of the teams in the race will be subjected to a test for SARS-Cov-2, (3 days) 72 hours before the start of the race, those elements will only be allowed to participate if the result is negative;
  • Compliance with a SARS-Cov-2 testing plan for all Zone 0 accredited elements (except team members), which consists of presenting a negative test for SARS-Cov-2 (RT-PCR or SARS-Cov-2 Antigen) in the 72 hours prior to the first day of competition;
  • The teams, as well as the elements accredited for Zone 0 (the health containment area of the race) must be treated and proceed as a “coorte”, in order to facilitate medical and sanitary and public health decision-making in any suspected / positive case during the race;
  • Teams from abroad will be subjected to the same measures as the Portuguese teams;
  • It is not allowed the participation of any athlete or team staff with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19;
  • Besides the limitation on the number of the athletes taking part in the race, there will also be a limitation on the number of the staff members to a maximum of 7 accredited people for Zone 0.
  • It is mandatory the presence of the team doctor on the race, the doctor will be accredited as an extra staff for Zone 0;
  • It’s the team’s responsibility, to make proof of negativity by a certificated laboratory for testing SARS-Cov-2 and send this information to the coordinator doctor of the event in order to validate its participation in the race.

 

20.2. Right of Accreditation

  • The right of accreditation for the event is described in this topic;
  • The accredited members will be part of one of the following families: “Organization”, “Teams”, “Media”, “Guests”, “Sponsors”;
  • Subfamilies with specific functions in the different areas of the event will be differentiated from the “coorte”: Zone 0 / Zone 1;
  • The accredited elements with access to the Zone 0 are: team members, security forces members, media members and members with technical tasks in the race;
  • The accredited elements with access to the Zone 1 are: logistic staff members, media members, sponsors and guests;
  • The vehicles will be accredited by the organizer depending on the task to be performed in the race, with different access to Zone 0 or Zone 1.
  • The number of vehicles with access to Zone 0 and the race convoy will be reduced to the minimum necessary to perform the technical tasks of the race;
  • The number of team vehicles with access to the Zone 0 will be of 3 per team to the stages and of 4 per team to the time trial.

 

20.3. Rules to the Zone 0 Accredited Elements

  • Only the essential elements for the logistic and sporting set up of the event will be accredited for Zone 0;
  • All individuals must be aware of and consent to the rules established by the organization and the event coordinator doctor;
  • It is strongly recommended that all the accredited people for Zone 0 install the stayawaycovid app on their mobile devices in order to limit the contacts and facilitate the epidemiological study carried out by the Health Authorities;
  • Only elements with uninterrupted permanence during the several days of the race will be accredited for Zone 0;
  • These elements must present themselves daily at PPO – P1 for being submitted to the health evaluation (symptoms survey and temperature check);
  • The use of the protection mask is mandatory and compulsory in all areas of Zone 0 (even outdoor). The only exception to these rules applies to the athletes during the warm up and cool down moments (yet, it is mandatory to wear the protection mask when circulating by bike inside the Zone 0);
  • It is prohibited the high risk contact with third parties (contact with people in Zone 0). The definition of high risk contact is defined by the Orientação 02a/2020 of DGS (without mask, proximity contact > 15 minutes, permanence at < 2 meters of distance, physical contact);
  • It is prohibited the high risk contact (defined above) + coexistence / cohabitation / share of objects / share of the meal times with third parties (persons accredited for Zone 1 and the Public);
  • It is prohibited to enter into Zone 1 and Public areas;
  • It is strongly recommended the use of the hotel facilities controlled by the organization or rules units where will be implemented the same accommodation and practices rules of the teams and organization of the race.
  • Failure to comply with these assumptions will lead to the immediate exclusion from Zone 0 (regardless of the functions in the event of the concerned person).

 

20.4. Start of the Race

  • On the start site, the access to all technical areas included in Zone 0 must be exclusively reserved for the essential people for the holding of the event, duly accredited;
  • There will be one single point of access to the event: the PPO that must be installed at the entrance of the Zone 0 and Zone 1;
  • There will be a Health Assessment Post at the entrance of the PPO where will be controlled all authorized and accredited people for the event. The specific indications and location will be defined in the specific regulations of the event;
  • The technicians who install the radios in the race convoy vehicles should wear protection masks, gloves and they should sanitize all the equipment before the installation and after the uninstallation in the vehicles, according to the Orientação 014/2020 of 21/03/2020 from DGS.
  • All preparatory procedures for the competition by the athletes must be carried out within Zone 0;
  • There will be an access corridor from the Teams’ Box to the Start Box in order to allow a quick and non-stop access;
  • The vehicles without access to the race convoy should move directly from the respective zone on the start to the zone on the finish.

 

Individual Time Trial  

  • The course recognition must be done by each team or athlete individually in a pre-scheduled timing defined by the organization;
  • The Start Box will be composed by the bike checking area, athletes waiting area and start ramp;
  • It is recommended the presence of a team staff member in the Start Box, considering that he is the only person who can provide assistance to the athletes of his team; however this presence will be limited to one member per team;
  • Only the official bike check will take place (15 minutes before the start time of each athlete), this procedure will be carried out only by one commissaire, who will have to respect an interval between athletes to sanitize his hands and the bike jig; the athlete himself or his mechanic should also sanitize the bike before the check;
  • In the start waiting area will be present at a time a maximum of 5 athletes for an ITT, according to the starting order; the chairs have to be sanitized before and after being used by each athlete;
  • The athletes should move up to the start ramp without help from anyone; on the start ramp only the athlete/team and the starter commissaire are allowed, respecting the rules of social distancing and excluding any physical contact between them in any circumstance;
  • On the start ramp only the athlete and the starter commissaire are allowed, respecting the rules of social distancing and excluding any physical contact between them in any circumstance; the exception will be the riders holder, he shall sanitize his hands between riders and wear a visor and a protection mask

Stages

  • The Start Box will be composed by the teams’ presentation podium and the assembling area;
  • If the teams’ presentation ceremony takes place, it should be organized respecting a pre-scheduled timing for each team. The organizer must define on the podium the space reserved to each athlete in order to respect the social distancing rules;
  • Regulations amendment: the signing on of the start sheet will not take place, the confirmation of the athletes present on the start will be validated by visual check by a commissaire;
  • The access to the assembling area should be done through a specific point in order to allow the commissaires to control that all riders are present on the start, this will be also the place where the riders will discard their masks;
  • After the mask discard, the athletes should sanitize their hands, and only after that, put the sport protection gloves when they are already assembled to the start;
  • The assembling area should be large enough to allow the athletes to assemble respecting a distance of 2m2 per athlete;
  • The start of the race should be always neutralized from the assembling site and the distance till the Km 0 site should be long enough to allow an adequate warm up to the athletes.

 

20.5. During the Race

  • The number of vehicles inside the race convoy will be reduced to the minimum necessary. A maximum of 2 people per car will be admitted, excepting the PCP’s car, doctor’s car, the ambulances and the team convoy cars, which ones will be allowed a maximum of 3 people;
  • The motorbikes pilots should wear a full face helmet without protection mask in order to avoid driving risks. The passengers should wear protection mask;
  • The commissaires officiating on a car with sun roof have to wear protection glasses and protection mask, the motorbike commissaires should wear protection mask;
  • The neutral service members should wear gloves and protection glasses besides the protection mask;
  • The technical vehicle “broom wagon” is equated to a community collective transport vehicle. Thus, the organization should apply the protection health measures described on Orientação 027/2020 of 20/05/2020 from DGS.

Time Trial

  • It is not allowed to throw out the bottles or any kind of waste.

Stages

  • Regulation amendment: stand feeding will be only allowed in the feeding zones signposted and bounded by the organizer, this location, in compliance with the social distancing rules, should provide an area of 2m2 per each team staff member. Each team is authorized to have two members of its staff in this area, being obliged to use the protection mask and respect the space defined for their team. The control of these spaces will be under the responsibility of an organization staff member together with the security forces in order to avoid the gatherings of crowds of public. The waste zone precedes the feeding zone;
  • Regulation amendment: it is not allowed that athletes from different teams share food, drinks or any other accessory, it is also not allowed that a member of a team staff provides any type of assistance to an athlete of a different team, he can only provide assistance to an athlete of his own team;
  • It is not allowed to throw out the bottles or any type of waste to near the public;

 

20.6. Finish of the Race

  • On the finish site, the access to all technical areas included in Zone 0 must be exclusively reserved for the essential people for the holding of the event, duly accredited;
  • The accredited elements who move from the start to the finish and have already been submitted to the health assessment will not need to carry out a new assessment to access Zone 0;
  • Only the accredited elements who present themselves exclusively on the finish of the race should be subject to the health assessment in the designated area for this purpose – Zone 0 and Zone 1 Finish P1;
  • The procedures of the health assessment for the accredited elements will be the same described to the start of the race;
  • The Finish Box will be composed by the finish line, the slowdown area, the photographers/cameramen marked area, and the team staff marked area;
  • In the Finish Box, only one member of each team staff will be allowed to assist their athletes after the finish of the race;
  • There will be an access corridor to refer the athletes from the Finish Box to the Teams’ Box as quickly as possible and without stops; the cool down should be done inside the Teams’ Box area;
  • The athletes selected to the antidoping tests after the race should follow the instructions from the National Antidoping Authority, these instructions should be sent by email in advance to the teams;
  • During the award ceremonies, the organization guests can be present on the podium respecting the social distancing rules. No physical greetings are allowed;
  • The delivery of trophies and distinctive jerseys should be done by a single person (podium assistant), using a tray, in order to avoid the direct contact with the athlete and respecting the social distancing rules. The athlete will dress the jersey by himself;
  • The picture of the winners should respect the social distancing rules; physical greetings between the athletes or with the guests are not allowed; the champagne ceremony will not be held. It will be exceptionally allowed to the athletes to remove the protection masks during the podium ceremony;
  • The provisional results of each stage will be made available online on the race website;
  • The athletes should take shower as soon as possible after the finish of the race. If the teams don’t have their own facilities for the shower, the organization should provide the adequate facilities respecting the distance of 3m2 per athlete;
  • Only the results company provider and the Finish Line commissaire should stay inside the results vehicle.

 

 Time Trial

  • The hot-seat should be built of a material easy to sanitize and it should be clean every time that the athlete who is seated there changes.

  

20.7. Media

  • The requests of accreditation for the Media representatives must be sent to the email ciclismo@podi1.com until the 21st June 2021, at 24h00.
  • The request of accreditation must be made through the appropriate form and must be accompanied by a copy of the document attesting the professional qualification to exercise functions in a race registered on the UCI calendar, as well as the informed consent document duly signed. An accreditation request must be sent for each element to be accredited for the race, since the documents must be signed by the candidates for accreditation.
  • According with the rules established by the UCI in its document “Rules to be applied for the organization of road cycling competitions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic”, from 29th March 2021, the organizer should arrange separate pathways for Media zone, Official zones and VIP area (article C-2, page 15), as well as, differentiated working areas with controlled access and that allow the physical distancing for the families mentioned here above;
  • Only the journalists and other Media professionals accredited for the entire race and submitted to the RT-PCR diagnostic test for SARS-Cov-2, 72 hours prior to the first day of the competition (Day -3) will have access to Zone 0 of the start, a restricted area of the event, where only have access participant riders, staff of the teams, members of the organization whose functions require their presence in this zone and representatives of the Media, all submitted to the same testing protocol, considering thus that the access to Zone 0 is allowed only to people negative for the new coronavirus and who will remain in “coorte”.
  • The journalists and other Media professionals accredited for the entire event must pass every day the temperature check and the COVID-19 symptoms questionnaire in the start and finish zones. If this procedure is not respected in one of the days of the event, the concerned person will not be allowed to access to the Zone 0, mixed zone and to the press room for the remaining days of the event.
  • The journalists and other Media professionals who are not accredited for the entire event will only be able to access Zone 1, where, on the start, there is a Media Box, where they will be able to, in compliance with the rules defined in this Specific Regulation, interview the riders and other elements of the race when they pass through this area.
  • All Media professionals must wear a certified mask at all times when exercising their functions, both in outdoor areas as well as in the official closed spaces of the event.
  • The report and interview work, in Zone 0 of the start, must be carried out in the Teams area, respecting the following rules:
  • The interviews must be, as much as possible, done individually, admitting however a maximum of three Media to interview the same interlocutor simultaneously;
  • The interviewees and the interviewers, as well as the image reporters, must wear a certified mask and comply with hygiene and respiratory etiquette rules (the absence of the use of the mask by the interviewee is only allowed in the context of the press conference);
  • Physical distance between the interviewers and the interviewees must be respected. Thus, the sound collection devices (microphone, recorders, mobile phones, etc.) must be handled with an extender that allows a distance of 2 meters between the interviewer and the interviewee;
  • The interviews must have a maximum duration of ten minutes, in order to reduce the time of direct exposure between journalists and riders or other elements of the race convoy.
  • In the Zone 0 of the finish, only photographers are allowed, in the placed expressly indicated for this purpose by the organization. Only the official race television cameramen are permitted at specific locations.
  • The journalists accredited for the entire event will be able to do interviews in the mixed zone of the finish. Priority will be given to the official television flash interview, followed by live reporters in order of priority. The rules defined for the Zone 0 of the start must to be followed as well to the mixed zone of the finish:
  • The interviews must be, as much as possible, done individually, admitting however a maximum of three Media to interview the same interlocutor simultaneously;

  • The interviewees and the interviewers, as well as the image reporters, must wear a certified mask and comply with hygiene and respiratory etiquette rules (the absence of the use of the mask by the interviewee is only allowed in the context of the press conference);
  • Physical distance between the interviewers and the interviewees must be respected. Thus, the sound collection devices (microphone, recorders, mobile phones, etc.) must be handled with an extender that allows a distance of 2 meters between the interviewer and the interviewee;
  • The interviews must have a short duration, in order to reduce the time of direct exposure between journalists and riders or other elements of the race convoy, and to guaranteeing all Media professionals the opportunity to collect statements from the riders.
  • Presential interviews after the stage can only be done in the mixed zone. Media professionals conducting interviews in other areas are subject to the withdrawal of the accreditation and the exclusion from the race.
  • The press rooms will work in the places to be indicated by the organization, between the start of the stage and four hours after the finish of each stage. The accredited journalists for the entire event can access the press room, having the obligation to wear a mask during all the time they stay within this space, to respect the safety distance vis-à-vis other users, as well as the respiratory etiquette and hygiene rules. In the press rooms there will be dedicated areas for Media elements accredited to Zone 0 (tested for SARS-Cov-2) and an area for the remaining elements (not tested for SARS-Cov-2). The sharing of objects of its users is not allowed. It is not permitted to eat any food within the space assigned to the press room.
  • Media professionals must stay in hotel units certified with the “Safe & Clean” seal, and must eat in establishments with the same certification, being responsible for complying with all good practices that mitigate risks of contamination with the SARS-Cov-2 virus.
  • It is strongly recommended that all the accredited people for Zone 0 install and use the stayawaycovid app.
  • The omitted cases will be decided individually by the organization.

 

 20.8. Accomodation of Teams and Organization Staff Members

  • It is the responsibility of the teams taking part on the race to contract the hotel units for their accommodation during the event;
  • The hotel units chosen by the teams for the race must comply with the rules emanated by the General Health Directorate: Orientação 008/2020 of 10/03/2020;
  • The teams must respect the rule of the smallest number of teams per each hotel unit, in order to comply with the good practices associated with social distancing. Thus, more than 3 teams will not be allowed to stay in the same hotel;
  • The teams must be physically separated within the hotel units, in order to promote social distancing and avoid the contact between elements of different teams and other guests;
  • Teams must develop and apply a procedure of good practices and self-regulation on circuits/behaviors to be taken by their members during their stay in the different hotel units, namely:
  • Physical separation between team members and other guests. Creation of subgroups within the team (subgroup 1: soigneurs + athletes; subgroup 2: mechanics + sports directors and other staff), in order to facilitate clinical decision-making in any high-risks contacts / positive cases that may occur;
  • Creation of distinct circuits between subgroups and guests, in order to promote social distancing between them (access to and from hotel / food areas / living areas / rooms areas);
  • Distribution of a maximum of two people from the same team in the same room, respecting the distancing and personal hygiene measures between them;
  • Designation of a “COVID-19 isolation” room, in the event of need to proceed with isolation if there is a suspicious case member in the team;
  • The soigneurs should perform their job in spaces designated for this purpose. The massage for athletes should be reduced to the minimum essential, with the least possible exposure time between athlete / soigneur. The soigneur and the athlete should wash their hands before the massage procedure, as well as both wearing the protection masks during the entire exposure time. It is mandatory to clean, before and after the massage episode, all materials in contact with the athletes;
  • Respect different meals’ schedules between the teams and the subgroups of each team. For the meals, it should be used the buffet system. The users must sanitize their hands whenever they serve themselves or have contact with utensils of common use. It is mandatory wearing the protection mask whenever the members of the team are not eating;
  • The mechanics must have a specific outdoor area respecting the social distancing for the exercise of their functions;
  • All elements must wear protection masks in the common spaces of the hotel.
  • The organization will have the ability to supervise the teams’ compliance with these rules. The sanctioning measures defined by the regulations will apply in case of non-compliance.

 

 20.9. Sanctioning Measures for Non-compliance with the Exception Measures of the Present Document

  • All accredited people for the event are subject to comply with the legislation established at a governmental level for the respect of the health practices established by the DGS and their respective sanctioning measures;
  • Despite the sanctions established in the Regulations applicable to this type of event, the violation or non-compliance with the exception rules defined by this Regulation will be subject to sanctions by the Organization of the event or the Commissaires’ Panel, depending on the nature of the infraction, which may go from the official warning to the expulsion from the present event and / or the following events to be carried out, taking into account the seriousness of the infraction, the fact that it is committed in a continuous and repeated way, and also the extenuating and aggravating circumstances of the situation.