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RACE RULES

RULES

Conditions of Participations

A certificate of “convenience for playing sports” issued by a Health Authority is adequate in order to start the race.

A cycle license belonging to 2020 is adequate. (Athletes who have a UCI license but were scored in UCI competitions in the present year cannot participate)

AGE GROUPS

Race against the clock and road races contain 9 different age categories for females and males.

FEMALE-MALE AGE GROUPS:

16 | 18 years old (The young athletes in this category can participate into UCI GRANFONDO WORLD SERIES CASABLANCA only with a family consent, however, they are not entitled to participate into World championship; it is valid for athletes who were born in 2002 and before. Family consent letter with wet signature should be submitted to the organization during enrollment)

19 – 34y
35 – 39y
40 – 44y
45 – 49y
50 – 54y
55 – 59y
60 – 64y
65 - 69y
70 - 74y
75 - 79y

The age groups are determined by taking the age of participants on 31st day of December of the current year as a basis.

Female and male general classification shall only be taken among the athletes racing in the long racetrack.

Categories scoring the World Championship

Athletes who completed the race in the first 20% segment in the below-mentioned age categories and racetracks among all age categories in the race against the clock and long-distance road race are entitled to participate into World championship.

Males who are in the age category of 19-59 and females who are in the age category of 19-49 are entitled to participate into World championship in the event that they are ranked in 20%-time barrage only in the long-distance racetrack.

Athletes who are in age of 60+ in males and 50+ in females are entitled to participate into the World championship in the event that they are ranked in 20%-time barrage only in short-distance racetrack.

Even if females who are below the age of 50 and males who are below the age of 60 completed the race in the first 20% segment in the short-distance road race, they cannot participate into the World championship.

20%-time barrage, race time degree of any athlete who completes the race in the first rank in the racetrack who entitles the athlete to participate into the final race, determines the 20%-time barrage.

Female-Male Paracycling Category

Category H | Hand Cycle
Category T | Tricycle
Category B1 | Tandem Female
Category B1 | Tandem Male
Category C1 | Standard Arm Amputee
Category C2 | Standard Leg Amputee

Since there is no Paracycling category in races of UCI Gran Fondo World Series, Paralympic athletes who come out in the race are not entitled to participate into the World championship and athletes who come out in the race are not conferred an UCI uniform and medal. (The organization medal shall be conferred to the athletes ranking the highest on the platform together with the other athletes in the medal ceremony)

RACES

Time Trial race will start on 21st February 2020 at 08:00 a.m.. Athletes will start at every 1 minute. Award Ceremony will be organize done hour after the last athlete complete the race in the Fairground. (TT Race technical meeting will be held in the main hotel on 20.02.2020 at 17.00 p.m. Details about the hotel will be shared later.)

Road Cycle Race will start on 23rd February 2020 at 09:00. Award Ceremony will be held at 16:00 in the Fairground. (Road Races technical meeting will be held in the main hotel on 22.02.2020 at 17.00 p.m. Details about the hotel will be shared later.)

Paracycling race will start on 23rd February 2020 at 09:00 and the award ceremony will be held at 16:00 p.m. in the fairground. (Road Races technical meeting will be held in the main hotel on 22.02.2020 at 17.00 p.m. Details about the hotel will be shared later.)

CYCLE

Athletes can participate into the road cycling races with all cycles other than the below-mentioned cycles.

It is forbidden to race with cycle for racing against clock, cycles having triathlon handle bar on it, cycles with mechanical and electrical support, horizontal and tandem cycles for two persons. Athletes who come to the race ground with such cycle will not be included into the race or excluded from the race.

Note: You can participate into the race against the clock with TT cycle, also, triathlon handle bar may be used in the cycles.

You can race with town cycle, mountain cycle, cross cycle, hybrid cycle or road cycle. Since road cycles will provide advantage to the athletes in the organization, we recommend you to participate into race with these cycles.

Paracycling athletes will race with cycles designed for themselves.

HELMET

Wearing helmet is compulsory. Athletes without helmet cannot start the race. Athletes who do not wear helmet during the race are disqualified by the organization representatives and their race numbers are removed. All helmets must be CE-certified. They should be compatible with DIN 33954, SNEL and/or ANSI safety standards.

TRIATHLON SUITS

Athletes can wear triathlon suits they want excluding UCI informs: It is forbidden for the athletes to use rainbow pattern or lines on their suits, cycle, helmet, footwear or cycle footwear protective equipment.

Mechanical Support

Mechanical support is provided in all race tracks. Vehicle and/or motorcycle at adequate number will be available on the race track for the purpose of providing service to athletes. A vehicle will track the race from the behind; the other vehicle from the front. Also, a technical service will be present in the feeding stations. In the races against the clock, athletes are not followed with a vehicle in which there is a mechanician. A technical service will be present at the onset of the race. Despite all service and support, responsibility of the cycles shall belong to the athletes.

Timing and measurement of time

Times in the race shall be kept electronically. It is required to mount an electronic chip to be given during the enrollment process onto the cycle in compliance with the rules in order to measure the time accurately. Chip mounting will be also demonstrated during the technical meeting.

Race Number

Two race numbers to be delivered during the enrollment along with the chip will be affixed onto the back of the athlete uniform being close to the low back level in such a way that is visible from the sidewise to be shown by the organization. Information on the back of the number must be completed. Please particularly specify your special conditions like allergy, asthma in back of the race number.

Race Start-up number

All athletes are placed into the start-up area by the age category in such a way which younger athletes will be on the front; older ones will be in the back and categories are separated from each other with barriers, strips or cordons from the onset to the last 5 minutes up to the start-up. Females are placed into the first start-up area prior to the placement of male age groups (in such a way which all age groups will be together). Alignment will be repeated in such way which long-distance racetrack will be at the front and the short-distance racetrack will be at the back.

Paracycling athletes take their start-up place behind the short-distance racetrack athletes.

SECURITY

Traffic will be halted prior to the road race start-up.

Police and organization vehicle and motorcycles will be present in front of the athletes for providing the security of race and clearing the way.

Only press and organization vehicles will enter into the racetrack for the purpose of providing the security of race, making the race fair and abstaining from the probable problems.

Team vehicles or personal athlete follow vehicles will not be admitted into the racetrack.

If requested, athletes must give way to the vehicles of the organization by crossing to the right of the road.

In the event that any athlete wants to stop due to any reason, he/she must cross to the right side of the road by raising his/her arm and warning the other athletes and vehicles and wait the relief car here or he/she must perform his/her repair here.

During the race, the security vehicle shall provide the security of the road one hour after the first athlete and subsequently open traffic.

Minimum average speed will be announced for the race of UCI GRAN FONDO WORLD SERIES CASABLANCA. It is compulsory to obey this limit. The minimum average speed depends on the condition, length and altitude of race track, it will be specified into participation specification and race details. This speed value is a part of the race rules.

The minimum average speed will be controlled by the organization committee. The organization is entitled to take the participants who fall so behind even if they were above the minimum speed in a coordinated way with the security, racetrack teams and police units, pursuant to the traffic condition.

Athlete collection vehicle takes the athletes who want at the end of the group along with their cycles into the collection vehicle and transports to the finish.

Ambulance and police vehicles will fall behind and provide the security of athletes within the traffic. Meanwhile, the safety of the athlete belongs to himself/herself.

Traffic opening time and finish times are under the initiative of the organization, the athletes will be informed additionally in the technical meeting to be held prior to the race.

In the Race against the clock, the racetrack will be completely closed to traffic throughout the race.

First-aid kit will be available in the feeding and finish area for the minor accidents to be likely experienced.

Ambulance shall be available at adequate number in the race organization. One of which will follow the severing group in the race; the other will follow from behind, also, it will enter into the racetrack at some points which it must wait.

Organization includes risks and athletes participate into this race by accepting such risks (a disclaimer will be taken from all participants during the enrollment).

Conditions Entailing Penalty

Racing without helmet is a reason of disqualification.

Abandoning the racetrack due to any reason is a reason of disqualification. Feeding areas are inclusive of the racetrack. If required, roadside pavements may be used for technical service and this part is included into the racetrack.

Athletes who take support from the vehicles excluding organization supporting vehicles are disqualified.

Holding on vehicles is a reason of disqualification.

Cycling by endangering himself and other athletes is a reason of disqualification.

Trying to misleading the referees and organization deliberately is a reason of disqualification even if the race was completed. Racing with a bike which is not compatible with the rules is a reason of disqualification.

Participation of those who have taken UCI scores and are an athlete of any Professional team is a reason of disqualification.

Removing of the race number, the failure to affix it deliberately or lack of cycle number are the reasons of disqualification. Athletes who do not race within the framework of the ethical rules are disqualified.

Having completed the race does not mean that athlete will not be punished.

To those who are disqualified: penalties are given and conveyed by the organization. Athlete has no right of objection to such penalties.

Environmental damage caused by athletes is a reason of penalty.

FEED ZONE

There are feeding areas from which participants may take food and beverages in road races. The following conveniences are provided in all feeding areas:

First-aid kit for minor accidents
Beverages: water
Food: fruit
Portable toilet at adequate number
A mechanician which will assist in mechanical problems
Feeding area is identified at least 5 km ahead.
Athletes who will enter into feeding station while in a group must progress to the area by raising their hands and warning other athletes and follow vehicle.

AWARD CEREMONY

An award stand will be arranged separately for each category (female-male).

Athletes who are ranked in the top three ranks in the long-distance and 50+aged females and 60+aged males short-distance stage area awarded with UCI Medal and UCI Gran Fondo World Series Uniform as a gift.

Award ceremony for the race against the clock will be organized one hour after the last athlete complete the race on 21.02.2020 Friday. Award ceremony of all road races will be held in the fairground on 23.02.2020 at 16:00.

Award ceremony of all categories of the paracycling will be held in the fairground on 23.02.2020 at 16:00

Athletes who are ranked in the general classification of UCI Gran Fondo World Series will be taken as female and male among athletes who race only in the long-distance racetrack.

Participant and UCI Medal

Participants must have completed the racetrack in order to be awarded with a race completion medal.

All athletes who completed the race will be awarded with race completion medal (finisher medal).

The top three athletes who are ranked in their own category in the race will be awarded with UCI GRAN FONDO WORLD SERIES CASABLANCA organization medal. A finisher medal is not conferred to the athletes who are awarded with the organization medal.

For any participant to grasp the chance of participating into World championship and being awarded with UCI medal, he/she must have completed the race by being ranked in the first 20% segment among those who start race in their own category (including 50+ aged female and 60+ aged male short-distance racetrack).

The top three athletes who are ranked in the categories are entitled to participate into World championship and to be awarded with UCI medal regardless of the rule of 20% segment.

Any athlete who is ranked in 20% segment in all categories of the race against the clock is awarded with UCI medal, athletes who are ranked in the top three are awarded with UCI suit, UCI medal and World championship of Race against the clock.

ENROLLMENT FEE

In the event that any participant notifies the organization of his/her health problems in a report in which his/her disorder will be reported until 20.02.2020, all enrollment fees will be refunded. No refund is made in other cases.