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Bangalore Bicycle Championships

Rules and Regulations

2017 Season

Revision History:

Date

Version

Updates

9-Feb-15

  • Updated categories and dates

19-Sep-16

  • Updated dates
  • Amended 1st offence penalties. “Relegation” changed to “Relegation 10 places”
  • Updated Year to 2017

20-Jun-17

  • Updated dates
  • Podium place typo correction
  • Age changed for Master Category
  • Category Description
  • Registration closing on Wednesday
  • TTT: Max 3 riders in a team

10-Jul-17

  • Updated dates
  • Category Description
  • Add “Kids Fun Ride” Category
  • Podium Places
  • Rider Category Upgrade.

06-Nov-17

  • Updated dates
  • Category Upgrade: TTT Result won't count
  • Add “Kids Fun Ride” Category : U10

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

These rules applicable to all cycling disciplines and races organized by BBCh, unless specifically excluded. In case of conflict, a more specific rule in a discipline-specific chapter supersedes a general rule.

An entrant in an event organized by BBCh shall be subject to these rules from the time the bib number is collected to the completion of the event, including the last awarding of prizes.

The purpose of these Rules is to allow participants and officials to take part in bicycle racing which is safe, enjoyable

1A. DEFINITIONS

Ban: is a penalty imposed on a rider / team making them ineligible to participate in any race (which include races held in HCCC, TCC, Pune, Delhi) organized by the respective city based clubs for the whole season.

Category: An Ability/Skill based designation of riders.

Class:  Rider classification based on age or gender

Disqualification: is a penalty that causes a rider or team to lose placing in a race and to be ineligible for any subsequent heats in the race.

False Start : A rider moving forward or crossing the start line or gate before the start command is given.

A Hearing is a formal request for review by a hearing panel of a suspension or qualification to race.

A mishap is a crash or a mechanical accident

A Protest is a formal request by a rider or team manager to have a race official review a decision or oversight.

The Race Director of a race is the person named / announced for a race event / complete season. This person is responsible to BBCh for the proper organization of the race event.

The prize list for a race consists of all prizes announced by the Race Director.

Race entry is the process of paying a fee and making a commitment to compete.

A race event is one or more races covered by a single race permit and is not necessarily limited to a single day.

Racer: Is a competitor who has registered for a BBCh event and is participating in that event.

Race registration is the process (conducted on-line, pre race) of submitting your personal details, agreeing to an indemnity and having a race number assigned.

Suspension is a penalty imposed on a rider, Team or both making them ineligible to participate in subsequent races in a season in BBCh. When a suspension is invoked, the rider / team will be relegated.

Time trial (or Team Time Trial): A time trial competition involves individuals or teams who race against the clock.

2. OFFICIALS OF BBCH

All officials will be from the Bangalore Bikers Community. Race Officials will be announced prior to the start of each race.

All officials shall endeavour to uphold and enforce the regulations of BBCh and shall do so in an impartial manner.

2A. RACE REFEREE

2B. RACE MARSHALLS

Race Marshals shall act in an advisory capacity to the Race Referee. They shall position themselves so as to best observe any infractions of the rules, watch closely, and report to the race referee at the end of the race. They shall call all rule violations whether or not a protest is received.

2C. STARTER

2D. TIME KEEPERS

3. RIDER CATEGORIES

The following rider categories are applicable for the 2017 racing season;

3A. CATEGORY DESCRIPTION

 

Under-18 category is common for both boys and girls who are below the age of 18. Girls below the age of 18 may opt for Women category also if they wish to.

- Photo and Birthdate ID card mandatory.

- It's mandatory for parent/guardian/team manager to accompany the U-18 participants.

- Parent/Guardian/team manager owns full responsibility of the safety of the participant. They will have to sign the indemnity form before issue of BIB, without which the participant will not be allowed to take part in the race.

 

Women:

- Girls below the age of 18 may opt for Women category also if they wish to.

 

Amateur category is open for anybody who wants to race irrespective of age.

 

Elite category is also open for anybody who wants to race but since that is the category where most of the pro cyclists take part, it is better to have some good level of experience to enroll into Elite category otherwise it might cause inconvenience for the entire peloton due to handling and skill set.

Note: Who participate in Elite should stick to Elite category for rest of the season, they can't go back to Amateur in other Road/MTB races of this season.

 

Masters category is for anybody who is above 40 years and above of age irrespective of gender. Master category was created to cater participants who think they can compete against elite who are younger.

Note: Who participate in Master should stick to Master category for rest of the season, they can't go back to Amateur/Elite in other road races of this season.

Kids Fun Ride: Kid’s age should be lesser than 10 years at the time of Race Day. Parent/Guardian presence is a must. No restriction on type of bike (they can race with tricycle also :P ) Helmet is mandatory.

3B. RIDER CATEGORY UPGRADE

Any rider can choose to ride in the Elite category.

Upgrade criteria from Amateur to Elite:

* TTT result will not count for category upgrade

3C. INDIVIDUAL POINTS CLASSIFICATION

Points awarded for each race will depend on the number of starters in the event in each category.

Points will be assigned after each race and will accumulate for the season to decide the individual champion for that season. All races EXCEPT the Team Time Trial will carry points as per the below table.

Note, all Open riders in Elite and Amateur will be grouped together and ordered by time, after which the above points will be assigned.

BBCh 2017

Points

System

Number

of Starters

Placing

0-14

15-39

40+

1

15

20

30

2

12

17

26

3

10

15

23

4

9

14

21

5

8

13

20

6

7

12

19

7

6

11

18

8

5

10

17

9

4

9

16

10

3

8

15

11

 

7

14

12

 

6

13

13

 

5

12

14

 

4

11

15

 

3

10

16

 

 

9

17

 

 

8

18

 

 

7

19

 

 

6

20

 

 

5

21

 

 

4

22

 

 

3

4. TEAMS

A maximum of 8 riders from a single team shall compete in the open category. For all other classes, the maximum number of riders shall be 4.

4a. TEAM POINTS

For each race, team points will be compiled based on the following;

5A. ENTRY IN RACES

Registration for all BBCh races shall be handled on-line. Registrations for each race shall close on Wednesday midnight, on the same weekend as the race.

5B. ACCEPTANCE OF RISK

5C. MAXIMUM RACE FIELD

The maximum field for each category in a road event shall be 120.

Entries shall be accepted in order of receipt by the Race Director, up to the field limit, and subsequent entries shall be returned.

5D. MINIMUM RACE FIELD

If the number of entries for a given race is less than the minimum field size stated in the race announcement at the close of entries or within 30 minutes of the starting time, whichever is earlier, the Race Director may optionally decide to combine categories together. If no minimum field size was given in the official race announcement, "one" shall be assumed for time trials and "four" for other events.

5E. PODIUM PLACES

The number of podium places will depend on the number of riders START in each category, as follows;

        1-5 riders: One podium position - 1st place

        6-10 riders: Two podium positions - 1st and 2nd place

        11 and more riders: Three podium positions - 1st, 2nd and 3rd place

5F. PRIZES

6A. BICYCLES

Bicycles used in competition must be propelled solely by the rider's legs and shall have the following characteristics:

  1. Dimensions. Bicycles may be no more than 2 meters long and 75 cm wide, except that tandems may be up to 3 meters long
  2. There may be no protective shield, fairing, or other device on any part of the bicycle, which has the effect of reducing air resistance except that spoke covers may be used.
  3. Wheels may be made with spokes or solid construction. No wheel may contain special mechanisms to store and release energy
  4. The handlebar ends shall be solidly plugged and attachments thereto shall be fashioned in such a way as to minimize danger without impairing steering. In road, track, or cyclo-cross races, handlebars with ends, features, or attachments that extend forward or upward or that provide support for other than the rider's hands are permitted only in time trial and pursuit events (not in Team Sprint); however, attachments that point upward on the brakehoods of road bicycles are allowed if the distance between them is greater than 25 cm (9.8 inches).
  5. Bicycles commonly known as recumbent may not be raced in BBCh races unless there is a separate race for this category of bicycle, and then may be used only in that category.
  6. A massed-start bicycle is a road or track bicycle that is legal in all events within the road or track discipline, rather than a bicycle that is restricted to particular events. Handlebars for massed-start bicycles may not have forearm supports nor handlebar extensions or attachments that point forward.
  7. Time trial events may restrict the competitors to mass-start bicycles in one or more classes, provided that the restriction is stated in the race announcement and technical guide.
  8. A Single Speed is any type of bicycle possessing only one rear cog and only one front chainring and with no means of altering the gear ratio in any way during the race.

Riders are responsible for their selection of competition equipment and for taking reasonable precautions to ensure that its condition is adequate and safe for use in competition.

  1. To maintain compliance with these regulations, the equipment and uniform of one or more riders may be examined at any time to discover the use of items which are not allowed or which are obviously improperly adjusted, insecurely fastened, or which may present a danger to the rider(s). The Race Referee shall prohibit the use of any such items discovered during the examination. Such examinations are conducted at the discretion of the Race Referee. An examination of every rider's equipment is not required.
  2. BBCh and any Race Referee and their respective agents, officials, employees and volunteers, shall not be liable for any damages or injuries arising from or connected in any way with the condition or adequacy of any rider's competition equipment or uniform, regardless of whether or not such competition equipment or uniform was examined or was not determined to be in violation of the rules.

6B. RIDER’S UNIFORM

  1. Helmets. At all times when participating in an event held under a BBCh, any rider on a bicycle or motorcycle shall wear a protective, securely fastened helmet. "Participating in an event" means riding a bicycle in the vicinity of a race at any time between the beginning of registration and the last awarding of prizes, but does not apply to riding rollers or stationary trainers in order to warm up.
  2. For MTB downhill and 4X events, a full-face helmet is mandatory. 
  3. For all MTB gravity events, additional padding is strongly recommended. Examples: body armor, elbow and kneepads and full finger gloves
  4. Jerseys must be worn in all races and shall cover the shoulders. No additional equipment, whether worn over or under a rider's uniform, which has the effect of reducing wind resistance is permitted, except in the case of inclement weather, additional covering designed solely to protect against precipitation or cold may be worn. However, shoe covers are permitted in any conditions.

6C. RACE NUMBERS (BIBS)

  1. Racing bib numbers are provided by the Race Committee on race day.
  2. Riders shall place their numbers as prescribed by the Race Director or officials and in such a way that visible when the rider is in a racing position. Numbers may not be folded, trimmed, or otherwise defaced.
  3. Additional bib numbers (helmet stickers, seatpost numbers etc) may be provided and will need to be placed as prescribed by the Race Director.

7A. CONDUCT

  1. No rider shall benefit from his or her misconduct. Misconduct on the part of a team member or support person may result in penalties to any member of the team.
  2. General Misconduct: The following offenses may be punished by disqualification, suspension or lesser penalties:
  1. Acts of theft, fraud, dishonesty, or grossly unsportsmanlike conduct in conjunction with a sporting event;
  2. Offering, conspiring, or attempting to cause any race to result otherwise than on its merits.
  1. Identity Fraud: No licensee may enter a race under an assumed name nor conspire to allow another rider to enter a race under an assumed name. This includes fraudulent use of another rider’s license or racing number.
  2. Rules and Course: It is the rider’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with the rules of the event and the race course before the start of the race. Riders may not take any other route or shortcut. The fact that tape or barriers may have moved or fallen shall not stay the responsibility of the rider to stay on the designated route.
  3. Withdrawal. Riders must immediately follow a Referee's order to withdraw from the race.
  4. Abuse:
  1. No rider may be disrespectful toward anyone at a race.
  2. No rider may use foul or abusive language or conduct during a race event.
  3. No rider may assault (an unlawful attempt, coupled with the present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another) or do battery (any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another) to anyone connected with any event held under the BBCh.
  4. Violent assault and/or battery by a rider against another rider or a race official at a BBCh event shall be subject to a lifetime ban from further BBCh events.
  1. No rider may make an abrupt motion so as to interfere with the forward progress of another rider, either intentionally or by accident.
  2. Dangerous Rider. Any rider who appears to present a danger to the other competitors may be disqualified by the Race Referee, either before, during, or after a race.
  3. Pushing or pulling among riders is prohibited in all races. No rider may hold back or pull an opponent by any part of his or her clothing, equipment or body.
  4. Competitors may make no progress unaccompanied by a bicycle. In the case of a crash, they may run with their bicycles to the finish line, staying on the course.
  5. A racer may be penalized for causing a crash or spill through inadequate tightening or adjustment of a bicycle component, including gluing of tires.
  6. Non-Competitor on Course. A rider may not be on the track or course during a race for which he has not entered and registered, or from which he has withdrawn or been directed to withdraw.
  7. No person with official responsibilities at a race (including, but not limited to, race officials, marshals, race directors, timing or results companies, and race announcers) shall consume alcoholic beverages or other intoxicants while races are in progress and any such person who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substances shall be promptly relieved of responsibilities.
  8. No person with official responsibilities at a race (including, but not limited to, race officials, race announcers, marshals, timing or results companies, or Race Directors) may lay a wager on the outcome of the race they are participating in.
  9. Recommended penalties for first and second offenses under normal circumstances are listed in Appendix 1 of these Rules and Regulations

7B. PROTESTS AND HEARINGS

Procedure. Protests may be made verbally to the Race Referee on the day of the race. All other protests must be in writing, submitted directly to BBCh via email (council@bbch.in). Protests must be made within the following time limits:

  1. A protest of foul riding or any other irregularity taking place during the race must be made within 15 minutes after the protestor's finish time.
  2. A protest regarding the final results must be made within 15 minutes after the announcement of results in order for riders to be eligible for prizes.
  3. For any protests made after the awards ceremony, any rider’s right to prizes is waived.
  4. Protests regarding the qualification of riders or bicycles or the regularity of entries or classifications to be made prior to the start of the race

Once the results have been finalized onsite and the awards have been given out, any further results protests may be submitted directly to BBCh via email (council@bbch.in), who will consider them at its discretion. Any such results protests must be submitted at the latest 3 days after the results are published online on the BBCh website.

All protests, other than those regarding results and placings, shall be heard and decided either by the Race Referee or by a jury composed of an odd number of race officials that includes the Race Referee.

Road Racing: Rules & Regulations

Road Course

Riding Conduct

  1. If one or more riders who have broken away from the field are held up at a railroad crossing and the gates open before the field catches up, then no action shall be taken and the closed crossing shall be considered a mere race incident.
  2. If one or more riders with more than 30 seconds lead on the field are held up at a railroad crossing and the rest of the field catches up while the gates are still closed, then in this case the race shall be neutralized and restarted with the same gaps, once the official vehicles preceding the race have passed. If the lead is less than 30 seconds, the closed crossing shall be considered a mere race incident.
  3. If one or more leading riders make it over the crossing before the gates shut and the remainder of the riders are held up, no action shall be taken and the closed crossing shall be considered a race incident.
  4. Any other situation (e.g., prolonged closure, etc.) shall be resolved by the officials on a case by case basis

Incidents

Should an incident or accident occur that interferes with the proper conduct of the race, the officials may decide to take any of the following actions:

  1. Temporarily neutralize the race;
  2. Restart the race, beginning with sign-in; or,
  3. Reroute or shorten the stage; or,
  4. Cancel the stage and any results of that stage.

Following Cars

Feeding

  1. In specified feed zones by hand-ups from the Race Director's staff or the rider's support staff;
  2. From support vehicles during the race.

Race Finish.

In the case of a group finish, the Chief Judge shall attempt to place as many riders as possible and those who follow shall be placed equal up to the point where individual riders can again be identified.

A rider who suffers a mishap in the last kilometer of a road race shall be given the same finish time as the riders he was with at the time of the mishap, provided that the mishap was observed or otherwise verified by a race official. The rider shall be given his actual place across the finish line, or last in the stage if he is unable to cross the line.

This rule shall not apply in cases of a hill climb finish. The Race Commission shall determine the applicability of this rule to particular stages and circumstances.

Riders must normally finish the race within a time limit equal to the winner’s time plus a percentage, as specified in the race regulations. However, if the number of riders beyond this time cut exceeds 20% of those who started the stage, then the time cut may be extended if so decided by the Race Referee after consultation with the Race Director.

All riders finishing within the revised deadline shall qualify for Championship points.

Extended race times due to unanticipated extreme circumstances will be decided by the race referee.

Criteriums: Rules & Regulations

A criterium is a closed-loop course entirely closed to traffic. The length of the course is between 800 m and 5 km. The minimum width throughout the course should be 7 m.

Riders may only ride in a forward direction on the course but may dismount and run backward to a repair pit when it is safe to do so.

The Race:

To ensure the race is run in a safe manner, the following race rules shall apply

  1. Maintain your line & keep left unless overtaking
  2. Do not change direction suddenly
  3. Do not pass underneath in a corner
  4. Do not overlap wheels
  5. Do not pedal through corners
  6. Do not push, pull or interfere with another rider
  7. Do not contest sprint from further back than 10th wheel
  8. Sprint in a straight line once out of the final corner
  9. As the lead rider – guide the peloton safely past hazards
  10. Communicate your intentions with others
  11. Keep both hands on the bars (unless taking a drink)
  12. Follow all directions from marshals and officials

Lapped Riders:

The following are alternative methods for handling lapped riders or riders out of contention in criteriums. The method chosen by the Race Director with the Race Referee must be clearly explained to the riders prior to the start of the race.

  1. A rider who falls so far behind as to be considered out of contention may be removed from the race by the officials and may be placed according to the distance covered and placing amongst those pulled that lap.
  2. Alternatively, lapped riders may be permitted to remain in the race and all will finish on the same lap as the leaders. At the finish, these riders will be placed according to the number of the laps they are down and then their position in the finish.

Riders who have lost contact with the field, and are then caught by a breakaway from the field, may not lead. Riders off the front of the field may not accept assistance from riders who have lost contact with the back of the field.

Free Lap Rule. No free laps will be allowed in BBCh Criteriums

Feeding:

Feeding is not permitted unless specifically authorized by the Race Referee.

Primes:

Primes are sprints within a race. They may be for the lead riders or any group or field of riders. A bell shall be sounded on the lap preceding the prime sprint at the appropriate line for that prime sprint. The line used for prime sprints need not be the same as the start or finish line. Primes may be either predetermined for certain laps or spontaneously designated under the supervision of the Race Director. All primes won shall be awarded to riders even if they withdraw from the race. Lapped riders are not eligible for primes.

Points will be awarded to the first three places on primes.

Support Vehicles:

No support vehicles will be allowed on course during a criterium.

Individual Time Trial: Rules & Regulations

Road bicycles and time trial bikes shall be used. Bicycles with a front hand brake and fixed wheel may also be used.

Course:

Courses may be out-and-back, around a circuit, or one way. Only out-and-back and circuit courses may be used for record purposes.

Start:

Starting times shall be at equal intervals.

Starting order may be chosen by random selection, by numeric order, or by seeding (normally fastest last).

  1. Each rider shall report to the starter at least three minutes before his scheduled starting time and shall start at the scheduled time.
  2. The rider shall be held at the start, but shall neither be restrained nor pushed.
  3. No restarts are permitted for any reason.

Rider Conduct:

  1. On an out-and-back course, riders shall stay to the left of the centerline or enforcement line at all times.
  2. No group of riders shall set up a pace-line for the benefit of all riders in that group.
  3. No rider shall take pace behind another rider closer than 25 meters (80 feet) ahead or 2 meters (7 feet) to the side.
  4. No two riders may ride abreast other than when attempting to pass and such attempts shall not be maintained beyond a distance of 500 meters. If the pass is not made cleanly within 500 meters, the caught rider must drop back to a distance 25 meters behind the rider who caught him.

Support Vehicles:

Rules governing support vehicles in an Individual Time Trial are as follows:

  1. Support vehicles must be authorized by the Race Referee to be on the course.
  2. Each rider may be followed by a motor vehicle. The vehicle may carry spare wheels, repair materials, and bicycles ready for use in case of a mishap.
  3. A bullhorn may be used to communicate with the rider. Support vehicles shall at all times remain at least 10 meters behind the rider, except when the rider has a foot on the ground.
  4. A support vehicle may not take a position between two riders unless there is a distance of at least 75 meters between them. Should this distance diminish, the vehicle supporting the leading rider shall immediately drop back behind the follower.
  5. No attendant may lean or hold any piece of replacement equipment out of a vehicle.
  6. No rider may be handed supplies during a time trial, whether from a support vehicle or not.

Team Time Trial: Rules & Regulations

Teams may be made up of a minimum of two riders and a maximum of three riders at the start of the race.

Team times will be based on the following;

                 a. If 3 riders start, the time will be based on the second rider at the finish

                 b. If 2 riders start, the time will be based on the second rider at the finish

Women, Masters and under-18 teams must include only riders from those individual categories, however, any of these riders can ride in Open category teams.

There will be no championship points earned by the individual riders. Teams with more than four riders can submit a second (and third) team to race the TTT.

Team points will be assigned as follows;

BBCh 2017

Team

Points

System

Number

of Teams

Placing

0-4

5-9

10+

1

25

40

60

2

15

30

50

3

5

20

45

4

10

40

5

35

6

30

7

25

8

20

9

15

10

10

Course:

  1. Courses may be out-and-back, around a circuit, or one way. Only out-and-back or circuit courses may be used for record purposes.
  2. The turnaround point for an out-and-back course should be at a place where the roadway is sufficiently wide to permit the riders and any following vehicles to turn smoothly.

Start:

The starting interval between teams will normally be at least two minutes, but may be increased according to the course.

Starting order may be chosen by random selection, by numeric order, or by seeding (fastest last).

  1. Each team shall report to the starter at least three minutes before their scheduled starting time and shall start at the scheduled time.
  2. The riders from each team shall line up side by side at the start. All riders must start with one foot on the ground. All teams must start in the same manner.
  3. No restarts shall be permitted for any reason.

Rider Conduct:

  1. All pushing of riders is forbidden, even among teammates.
  2. No team shall take pace behind another team closer than 25 meters (80 feet) ahead, or 2 meters (7 feet) to the side.
  3. The exchange of food, drink, minor repair items, help with repairs and exchange of wheels or bicycles shall be permitted solely among members of the same team.

Support Vehicles:

Rules governing support vehicles in a Team Time Trial are as follows:

  1. Support vehicles must be authorized by the Race Referee to be on the course.
  2. Each team may be followed by a motor vehicle. The vehicle may carry spare wheels, repair materials, and bicycles ready for use in case of a mishap.
  3. A bullhorn may be used to communicate with the riders. Support vehicles shall at all times remain at least 10 meters behind the rider, except when the rider has a foot on the ground.
  4. A support vehicle may not take a position between two teams unless there is a distance of at least 100 meters between them. Should this distance diminish, the vehicle supporting the leading rider shall immediately drop back behind the follower.
  5. No attendant may lean or hold any piece of replacement equipment out of a vehicle.
  6. No rider may be handed supplies during a time trial, whether from a support vehicle or not.

BBCh 2017: Table of Penalties

Rule Description

1st Offence

2nd Offence

Equipment and Clothing Infractions

Failure to wear a helmet in the course of the event

Warning

DSQ

Intentionally removing helmet during a race

Warning

DSQ

Illegal Bicycle (bicycle not conforming to equipment requirements)

Start refused

n/a

Use of a mobile phone or audio entertainment device during race

Warning

DSQ

Theft, Fraud and Dishonesty

Rider competing in a class or category for which he/she is not eligible

DSQ

Suspension two races

Competing without valid entry into race or fraudulent entry into race, or identity fraud.

DSQ

Suspension two races

Race Fixing

DSQ

Suspension for race season

Theft of bicycle or bicycle components

Suspension for race season

n/a

Threats and Violence

Acts of violence among riders

DSQ

Suspension for race season

Acts of violence toward other persons

DSQ

Suspension for race season

Assault and/or battery on a race official

DSQ

Suspension for race season

Dangerous Conduct

Illegal or dangerous throwing or tossing of an object into a crowd

Warning

Relegation

Discarding a glass object

Warning

Relegation

Pushing or pulling among riders

DSQ

Suspension two races

Dangerous Riding; or conduct posing a threat to any person(s) other than the perpetrator.

DSQ

Suspension two races

Failure to respect instruction of race referee or race administration

Warning

Relegation

Unsportsmanlike conduct, including but not limited to, Foul or abusive language; insults and rude behavior

Relegation

DSQ

Starting at an incorrect time or location

DSQ

 

Forward progress unaccompanied by a bicycle

DSQ

 

Causing a crash due to inadequate tightening or adjustment of equipment

Relegation

DSQ

Person with official responsibilities at race consuming alcoholic beverages or other intoxicants

Relieved of duties and suspension

 

Person with official responsibilities at race laying a wager on outcome of race

Relieved of duties and suspension

 

Other activity or actions not specifically covered by the rules but bringing the sport into disrepute

Warning

Relegation

Re-crossing the finish line in the direction of the race while still wearing a racing number

Warning

Relegation

Course deviations, traffic violations, rules of the road

Left of Center Line Rule

Warning

Relegation

Rules of the Road (local traffic laws) and/or failure to obey traffic laws when the course is not closed to traffic

Warning

Relegation

Willful deviation of the course, attempting to place without covering the entire course, or resuming the race after being transported in a vehicle

DSQ

 

Unintentional course detour that constituted an advantage

DSQ

 

Passing a RR crossing that is closed or another official road closure

DSQ

 

Illegal Assistance

Hand sling between teammates

Relegation (both riders)

DSQ

Taking pace from riders in another race on the course

Relegation

DSQ

Excessive pushing after a mishap

Relegation

DSQ

Hand sling or pushing between riders on different teams

DSQ

 

Pushing off a motor vehicle

Relegation

DSQ

Motorcycle carrying equipment other than wheels

Warning

DSQ of driver: removed from course

Sprints and illegal contact

Failure to maintain a line or other sprint irregularities

Relegation 10 places

DSQ

Extremely dangerous behavior in a sprint

DSQ

Suspension two races

Pulling on the jersey of a competitor

Relegation 10 places

DSQ

Obstruction of a rider or team car

Relegation 10 places

DSQ

Towing and Drafting

Rider holding onto a vehicle

DSQ

Suspension two races

Brief Drafting off a vehicle

Warning

Relegation

Prolonged drafting off a vehicle

DSQ

Suspension two races

Individual Time Trial Penalties

Rider failing to maintain required distance behind or to the side,
drafting or taking pace from another rider

Relegation 10 places

DSQ

Prolonged drafting behind an overtaking rider

DSQ

Suspension

Team vehicle failing to maintain 10 m. gap behind rider

Warning

Relegation

Drafting off a vehicle

DSQ

Suspension

Team Time Trial Penalties

Riders failing to maintain required distance behind or to the side, drafting or taking pace from another team

Relegation

DSQ

Vehicle failing to maintain 10m behind riders

Warning

Relegation

Pushing among members of the same team

Relegation

DSQ

Assistance from another team

DSQ both teams

 

Definitions

Warning: A verbal warning to the individual rider and to the team representative

Relegation: A time or place penalty applied, at the discretion of the Race Referee after examination of all available evidence

DSQ: Disqualification from the Race - loss of standing and points

Suspension: The rider will not be eligible to race in further competition until suspension period is served

2nd Offence: Applicable to either the same race or may be carried over from a DSQ from a previous race

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