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SPECIFIC REGULATIONS

 

ARTICLE 1. ORGANIZATION

 

The "39th Volta ao Alentejo Delta Cafés" is organized by the Podium Events, SA – Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco nº 19 6ºD, Lisbon, under the regulations of the International Cycling Union (UCI). It will take place from 16 to 20 March 2022.

 

 

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 7riders.

 

 

Article 4. Pre-competition Procedures and Race Headquarters

 

The welcoming secretariat will take place on March 15th, starting at 2.30 p.m at 5.30 p.m., in the Hotel D. Fernando, Évora, Portugal.

 

The meeting between the Organization Direction and all the members of the Commissaires’ Panel will take place at 3:00 pm, at same location as the secretariat.

 

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 and the delivery of the bib numbers to the responsible of the teams takes place at the secretariat from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., on March 15th, 2022.

 

The meeting of the Sporting Directors, organized in accordance with Articles 1.2,087 and 2,093 of the UCI Regulation, in the presence of the members of the Commissaires’ Panel, takes place at 5 p.m., at the same location as the secretariat.

 

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.

 

 

The Safety Briefing takes place at the start site on the March 16th, at 10:45 am.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Article 5 : Individual Time Trial

 

  • Bike

For the 4th stage the use of a specific bicycle is authorized.

 

  • Individual Time Trial

In the individual time trial (4th 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 3rd 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: 4th 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: 35%

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

3rd 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 Delta Cafés

2) General Individual Classification by Points - Red Jersey “Correio da Manhã”

3) General Individual Mountain Classification – Green Jersey Carclasse

4) General Youth Classification - White Jersey “CMTV”

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 Delta Cafés.

 

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 red jersey Correio da Manhã.

 

 

 

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 4th

 

1st                                                               3

2nd                                                             2

3rd                                                               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 green jersey Carclasse.

 

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 “CMTV”.

 

 

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

 In accordance with article 2.6.019, time bonus (with exclusive incidence on the individual general classification) are granted in all stages in line.

 

Bonuses are awarded at the Sprint and the Finish Line (arrival) of each stage, as follows:

 

1st) In each Sprint, 3”, 2” and 1” are assigned respectively to the first 3 classified.

 

2nd) At the Finish Line (arrival) of the stages, 10”, 6” and 4” are assigned respectively to the first 3 classified.

 

 

Article 12. Prizes

The following prizes are awarded:

 

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

 

 

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 17 380

 

 

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 (Red Jersey); General Individual Mountain Classification (Green 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 Delta Cafés

2) General Individual Classification by Points - Red Jersey Correio da Manhã

3) General Individual Mountain Classification – Green Jersey Carclasse

4) General Individual Youth Classification - White Jersey CMTV

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 AUTHORIZATION

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 39ª Volta ao Alentejo Delta Cafés, 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 30/40 in 30/40 kms, and the last 10 kms before the finish line.