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Texas Ultra Cup Rules
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The 2018 Texas Ultra Cup is a road cycling miles-based competition. Details below.
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2018 Texas Ultra Cup Qualifying Events
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1. 2017 No Country for Old Men
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2. 2018 Pace Bend Ultra
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3. 2018 Texas RAAM Challenge
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4. 2018 Bessie’s Creek
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5. 2018 Texas Ultra Spirit
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6. 2018 24 Hours in the Canyon
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7. 2018 Texas Time Trials
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8. 2018 No Country for Old Men*
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*In the past the Texas Ultra Cup (TUC) ended each year at the Texas Time Trials and October’s No Country for Old Men (NCOM) would count towards the following year’s TUC. To even out the calendar and have all participating events fall within the respective calendar year, for 2018 we’ve added NCOM. This means that for 2018, both 2017’s NCOM and 2018 will count. In 2019 the TUC will start with the first ultra event of the year and end with the last one held in the year (most likely Pace Bend Ultra and NCOM respectively).
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Participant Qualification & Awards
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1. Cyclists do not need to sign up for the Texas Ultra Cup.
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2. Cyclists competing in a minimum of three of the events listed above qualify for an award.
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3. Participations do not need to be in the same competition/division to qualify for an award.
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4. Any rider participating in a minimum of three events will receive an award for the competition/division they placed highest in.
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5. Event admin(s) are considered ineligible for awards
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6. 2018 Awards ceremony will be held at the 2019 Pace Bend Ultra
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Competitions
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1. Tin Butt (6 Hour and Centuries)
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2. Steel Butt (12 Hour and Double Centuries)
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3. Iron Butt (24 Hour and races < 500 miles)
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4. Hard Ass (500+ Mile races)
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Please note, fixed distance races are placed in competitions, respectively, based on the advertised distance.
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Divisions
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1. Solos
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Male, Female
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2. Teams
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2 Person Male, 2 Person Female, 2 Person Mixed
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4 Person Male, 4 Person Female, 4 Person Mixed
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Solo Rankings
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1. Miles ridden in a competition are applied towards that competition respectively.
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Example: Billy Joe Bob rides 275 miles in a 24-Hour race. His 275 miles are added to the Iron Butt competition.
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2. Miles cannot be merged with or applied to a different competition.
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Example: Johnny Joe Bob rides 160 miles in a 12 Hour race (Steel Butt Competition) but has done three 24-Hour races (Iron Butt Competition) and wants his 160 miles from the 12-hour race to be applied to the Iron Butt competition. Johnny’s 160 miles would not apply to the Iron Butt. Johnny’s miles were earned in a 12 Hour race and would be applied to the Steel Butt Competition.
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3. Within a competition, placings are sorted from most miles to least miles. The winner in any respective competition would be the person(s) with the most miles.
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4. In the event of a tie the rider with the lowest cumulative time for their miles would be declared the winner of the tie.
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If times are not available, it would be the person with the highest placing in the most recent TUC race.
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Team Rankings
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1. All miles ridden in a particular competition/duration are applied towards that competition/division respectively.
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2. Miles follow the team name
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Please note: Since this is new we will work with teams on it. Please take note of this for 2019 and be prepared to be consistent amongst events.
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Example 1: Team Boot Scootin is a 4-person team that rides 410 miles at a 24-Hour Race. The same four people sign up for another 4-person team race under a different name and ride 380 miles. The miles would not be combined because of the different team names.
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Example 2: Team Boot Scootin is a 4-person team that rode 410 miles at a 24-Hour Race. Team Boot Scootin enters another 24-Hour race as a 2-person team and rides 360 miles. The miles from both races would not be combined because the 2-Person and 4-Person teams are different divisions within the Competition.
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3. Within a competition, placings are sorted from most miles to least miles. The winner in any respective competition would be the team(s) with the most miles.
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4. In the event of a tie the team with the lowest cumulative time for their miles would be declared the winner of the tie. If times are not available, the winner would be the team with the highest placing in the most recent race in the TUC.
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5. Miles cannot be merged with or applied to a different competition.
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Multipliers
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1. RAAM style road races.
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Large single loop or point to point races requiring a follow car/crew require a different level of organization and commitment than timed lap races. Because of this RAAM style races will have a multiplier applied to a respective rider or team’s miles.
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2. Geographic Outliers
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Because the majority of the TUC races are held in Central Texas and because the minimum requirement to be TUC eligible is three races, races considered Geographic Outliers will have a mileage multiplier applied to help incentivize participation.
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3. An event can only qualify for one multiplier. Even if an event meets the criteria for two multipliers, only one will be applied
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RAAM style road races = 1.5 x miles
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Geographic Outlier races = 1.5 x miles
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2018 Texas Ultra Cup Races that qualify for a multiplier
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RAAM style road races
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2017 NCOM (the 208, 383, and 1000 miler)
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2018 Texas RAAM Challenge (500 mile only)
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200 mile TX RAAM race does not receive a multiplier because follow vehicles and crews are not allowed.
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2018 NCOM (the 208, 383, and 1000 miler)
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Geographic Outlier races
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24 in the Canyon
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2017 NCOM*
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2018 NCOM*
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*NCOM meets the criteria for two multipliers but will only have one applied per year respectively.
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