Regulation

PREAMBLE

 

Dumbria Cycling Club and Emesports organize the sporting event «GRAN FONDO ÉZARO – FIN DO CAMIÑO». This sporting event is included in the UCI Gran Fondo World Series calendar, as the only qualifying event in Spain. http://www.ucigranfondoworldseries.com/

UCI Gran Fondo World Series is made up of several sporting events around the World and is regulated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), in the UCI Cycling Sport Regulations, in the XV title ‘Cycling for all’, in chapter V.

GRAN FONDO ÉZARO – FIN DO CAMIÑO, will be held on July 5, 2020, with the proper authorizations of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the Real Federación Española de Ciclismo and the Federación Gallega de Ciclismo, under the following particular regulation.

ARTICLE 1 – DEFINITION

 

The race will be held on July 5, 2020, starting and finishing in ÉZARO (DUMBRIA). GPS coordinates 42º 54 ’42” N – 9º 7 ’25” O

 

The format of the race is governed by the regulations of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series, included in CHAPTER V of the UCI Cycling Sport Regulations.

 

The GRAN FONDO ÉZARO – FIN DO CAMIÑO, is a massive competitive test with a mass-start, fully timed for all participants, with split results by age group and sex. This is an event with the category of race in waves, as set out in article 15.5.002 of the UCI Cycling Sport Regulations. It will be developed with the following characteristics:

 

  • OPTION 1 – LONG COURSE

CASCADA DO ÉZARO – ALTO MIRADOR DO ÉZARO. 145.40 km, with 2,877 meters of elevation.

 

  • OPTION 2 – SHORT COURSE
  • CASCADA DO ÉZARO – ALTO MIRADOR DO ÉZARO. 80,10Km, with 1,815 meters of elevation.

 

  • The start of both courses will be at 09:00 am from the area of ??Fervenza do Ézaro.

 

ARTICLE 2 – PARTICIPATION

 

The race is open to all interested people. It will be an indispensable condition to participate, being 16 years old the day before the race.

 

The participants will not be obliged to have a federation license for the current year, issued by a federation or organization affiliated to the International Cycling Union. However, in case the participant wants to qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Series, in order to participate in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, must be in possession of the federation license of the current year, issued by a federation or organization affiliated to the UCI.

With the one-day license, the participant can’t qualify in order to participate in the cycling Gran Fondo World Championships.

 

The participants of 16 and 17 years old, can only take part of the short course. In addition, they must give at the time of picking up the race number a paternal or responsible guardian authorization.

 

Any participant who is not in possession of a federation license for the current year, issued by a federation or organization affiliated with the UCI, must pick up the one-day license, which includes the insurance provided by the Federación Galega de Ciclismo.

The only valid insurance to participate in the race are accident and civil liability insurance, provided by the cycling federation license issued by an organization associated with the UCI, or the one-day insurance provided by the Federación Galega de Ciclismo. .

 

Participants who attend the race with a license issued by a federation or organization affiliated with the UCI diferent of Federación Galega de Ciclismo, must verify that accident insurance issued with their federative license covers Galicia, specifically the province of A Coruña.

 

Participation in the race will be under the responsibility and own risk of the participants.

The participant, at the time of registration, states that he is physically fit to face the course and that he has no physical or psychological impediment to face the course.

 

At the time of registration, the participant who does not have a federative license will formalize a one-day license. This license will grant the right during the day of the race to have accident insurance and CL insurance in the terms that the Federación Galega de Ciclismo contemplates:

 

Accident insurance covered by policy number 7025 – 372936 of Axa Seguros Generales.

http://www.fgalegaciclismo.es/sites/default/files/arquivos/axa-_itegra_poliza_de_accidentes_2020.pdf

 

Civil liability insurance covered by policy number 00000101708956 of Zurich

 

http://www.fgalegaciclismo.es/sites/default/files/arquivos/zurich_poliza_de_rc_2020.pdf

 

ARTICLE 3 – PARTICIPATION CATEGORIES

 

Participants who dispute this race with a license issued by a federation or organization affiliated to the UCI, may earn points to participate in the Gran Fondo World Championship.

 

The criteria for the achievement of points are established in the UCI Gran Fondo World Series regulation.

 

As indicated in the regulations, the following participants will obtain a place in the World Championship, that will be held in Vancouver, Canada, in September 2020:

  • The first three runners of each established category, both male and female.
  • Cyclists who reach the finish line within the cut-off point established for each category. The arrival position at the finish line will be taken from each male and female category, according to the arrival order at the finish line.

The cut-off position of each category will be determined by 20% of the participants of that category at the starting line. For example: if 100 participants starst in a category, the first 20 of that category to reach the finish line will be who qualify to participate in the World Championship.

As established in the UCI Gran Fondo World Series regulation, the participation categories will be:

 

1. LONG COURSE PARTICIPANTS WITH OPTION TO QUALIFY IN UCI Gran Fondo World Series. Obligatory to have a federated cycling license issued by an organization associated with the UCI.

 

  • 19 – 34 years old, male and female.
  • 35 – 39 years old, male and female.
  • 40 – 44 years old, male and female.
  • 45 – 49 years old, male and female.
  • 50 – 54 years old, male and female.
  • 55 – 59 years old, male and female.
  • 60 – 64 years old, male and female.

 

2. SHORT COURSE PARTICIPANTS WITH OPTION TO QUALIFY IN UCI Gran Fondo World Series. Obligatory to have a federated cycling license issued by an organization associated with the UCI

 

  • 19 – 34 years old female.
  • 35 – 39 years old female.
  • 40 – 44 years old female.
  • 45 – 49 years old female.
  • 50 – 54 years old female.
  • 55 – 59 years old female.
  • 60 – 64 years old female.
  • 65 years old or more male and female.

 

The age groups will be defined by the participant’s age on December 31, 2019.

 

FOR THE SCORE POSITION FOR THE CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, WOMEN WHO MAKE THE LONG COURSE WILL PREVAL OVER THE SHORT COURSE ONES.

 

1. PARTICIPANTS GENERAL LONG COURSE. Participants with one day license.

 

  • Male.
  • Female.

 

2. PARTICIPANTS GENERAL SHORT COURSE. Participants with one day license.

 

  • Male
  • Female

 

ARTICLE 4 – ONE DAY LICENSE

 

The Federación Galega de Ciclismo will provide a one-day license to those who do not have a cycling license, satisfying these the corresponding fee of € 10.00 over the registration fee. The holders of the cycling license issued by the Real Federación Española de Ciclismo or federated license issued by the Federación Galega de Triatlón will pay € 5.00 for one-day insurance.

 

Participants with the one-day license will not enter the age groups defined in the previous article, therefore, they will not be able to qualify for the Gran Fondo World Championship.

 

ARTICLE 5 – SECURITY

 

The organization of the race is governed by current traffic regulations, so it is mandatory to use the approved protective helmet throughout the route. Failure to comply with this rule will be grounds for immediate expulsion.

 

All participants are considered on a personal trip and have to comply the current traffic road rules, considering themselves personally responsible for all infractions they may commit.

 

It is mandatory to carry a charged mobile phone during the race. The mobile phone will be key when contacting the organization or the rest of the services of the march, if there is any need, for mechanical breakdown or for medical reasons. Emergency telephones will appear on the race number and will be publicized by different ways.

 

The participants are warned that the fact of circulating with an opening vehicle does not suppose the paralysis of the traffic, it is only a signaling.

 

Public road safety, traffic control and regulation will be the responsibility of the security forces, but participants must remember that traffic along the route will be open and, first and foremost, must circulate following traffic regulations. Participants must drive on the right of the road at all times and respecting the road traffic regulations.

 

It is mandatory to wear the race number in a visible place, that will be rigorously checked at the start and in the provisions stations.

 

It will be totally forbidden to participate in the march without race number or other identification that the organization gives to the participants.

The race number is personal and non-transferable.

The CHIP must also be placed, according to the instructions that will be given by the organization, for the timing control.

 

The Organization will establish the following regrouping and check points:

 

 The start of the race from Ézaro to kilometer 15, the village of Bermún, (Left crossing by DP-2301), will be fully controlled by the organization, with the collaboration of the Mobile Road Safety Unit of the event, riding at an average speed in this section of about 22 km / h. From that point, the race will be free speed.

 

A first check point will be established in the town of Muxía. Any participant who at 10:30 has not left Muxía, will be outside the scope of protection of the race and will be considered as an individual person riding a bicycle on the road. Will not be considered a participant of the race even if he carries the corresponding number. This means that will be passed by the vehicle that closes the race and the whole caravan follower.

 

SECOND CHECK POINT. INTERSECTION TO THE AREA OF ÉZARO. (AC-550 WITH DP-2308).

At this point, kilometer 77.60 of the route, the participants in the SHORT COURSE must take left direction to make the ascent to the Mirador do Ézaro. They must carry out the maneuver with caution, signaling it, to prevent the cyclists from taking back.

Any participant registered in the LONG COURSE, which arrives at this point later than 12:30, must turn off towards the Mirador do Ézaro ascent and desist of making the LONG COURSE. The participant who don’t do this will be outside the scope of protection of the race and will be considered as an individual person riding a bicycle on the road.  Will not be considered a participant of the race even if he carries the corresponding number. This means that will be passed by the vehicle that closes the race and the whole caravan follower.

 

THIRD CHECK POINT, MUROS Km 108.

Any participant who arrives at this point later than 13:50 will be outside the scope of protection of the race and will be considered as an individual person riding a bicycle on the road. Will not be considered a participant of the race even if he carries the corresponding number. This means that will be passed by the vehicle that closes the race and the whole caravan follower. At this checkpoint, participants will be forced to get into the closing vehicle to return to Ézaro.

 

FOURTH CHECK POINT, PAXAREIRAS Km 124.

Any participant who arrives at this point later than 2:45 pm, will be outside the scope of protection of the race and will be considered as an individual person riding a bicycle on the road. Will not be considered a participant of the race even if he carries the corresponding number. This means that will be passed by the vehicle that closes the race and the whole caravan follower.

At this checkpoint, participants will be forced to get into the closing vehicle to return to Ézaro.

 

In addition to the check points described above, the Organization, or the Mobile Road Safety Unit responsible of the security of the test, may make the necesary regrouping, as well as the controls them deems necessary for the proper development of the event.

All participants must respect the traffic rules, especially all participants who are more delayed and circulate individually and / or in small groups. Remember traffic on the road is open.

All participants exceeded by the closing vehicle should know that they are outside the scope of safety of the race, losing any condition of participant.

 

The medical team of the organization have the competence to withdraw any participant from the race when they consider that their health is in danger.

 

For organizational reasons, the number of participants will be limited to 2,000 participants.

 

The organization is not responsible of any accident in which could be cause or victim the participant, nor is jointly responsible for the expenses or debts suffered by the participants during the march.

 

Strictly, will be penalized those participants that:

  • Do not respect the traffic code.
  • Do not respect the safety instructions indicated by law enforcement and the organization.
  • Dirt or degrade the itinerary, throwing waste.
  • Have their own support vehicle, hindering the progress of the rest.
  • Behaviors that prevent the normal development of the race and that go against this regulation.

 

The penalty will be:

 

  • Inclusion in the lists of sanctioned participants, for later publication.
  • Prohibition to participate in other editions of the event.
  • Loss of the puntuation for the World Championship, if they obtained it.
  • The penalties imposed by the authorities, which by their attitude could deserve.

ARTICLE 6 – PHYSICAL CONDITION

 

Each athlete participates in the race under his responsibility and declares to be in optimal physical condition, as well as having enough technical mastery to face it.

 

The organization advises all participants to pass a medical examination prior to the test in order to detect any problem incompatible with the practice of cycling.

 

Every participant in the race undertakes to be at an adequate physical level, which allows him to comply with the timing established by the organization and to be able to face the scheduled route with enough guarantees.

 

ARTICLE 7 – REGISTRATION

 

Registrations will not be considered formalized until payment is made.

 

Registration will be made in advance through the website:  https://www.granfondoezaro.com/, in the registration section; or accessing through the web http://emesports.es/.

 

REGISTRATION PERIODS.

 

1. INVITATION PHASE.

 

There will be a first phase of registration by invitation to the participants who took part in the race last year. This registration phase will have a special price and will last until 23:59 on February 10. Participants who do not sign up in that period of time will become part of the ordinary periods.

 

2. ORDINARY PHASE.

 

The ordinary registration phase will begin on January 31, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. and end on 11:59 p.m. on June 7, 2020

.Participants who sign up in this time range will enjoy a discount on the event registration fee. They will have as gift a commemorative vest of the race, with the size they reserve.

 

3. FINAL PHASE.

 

This final registration phase will be for participants who sign up from June 8, 2020, until June 24, 2020 at 23:59. date on which the event registration period will be closed.

 

Registration will be officially closed on June 24, 2020 at 23:59, or when reaches the limit of participants set by the organization (2,000).

 

ARTICLE 8 – REGISTRATION FEES

 

Registration fees for participants in possession of a federative license are:

 

PARTICIPANTS FEDERATED IN CYCLING

 

PARTICIPANTS REGISTERED IN THE ORDINARY PHASE, BEFORE JUNE 14 AT 23:59

Participation ………………………………… .. € 43.00

 

PARTICIPANTS REGISTERED IN THE FINAL PHASE

Participation ………………………………… .. € 52.00

 

NON-FEDERATED PARTICIPANTS

Participants who do not have a valid federal cycling license, or a cycling license, or a license from the Federación Galega de Triatlón, must add the corresponding one-day insurance that the Federación Galega de Ciclismo estipulates, to the cost of registration, 10.00 €; So the amounts to be paid upon registration are:

 

PARTICIPANTS REGISTERED IN THE ORDINARY PHASE, BEFORE JUNE 14 AT 23:59

Participation ………………………………… .. € 53.00

 

PARTICIPANTS REGISTERED IN THE FINAL PHASE

Participation ………………………………… .. € 62.00

 

PARTICIPANTS NOT FEDERATED IN CYCLING, WITH CYCLING CARD OR FEDERATED IN THE FEDERACIÓN GALEGA DE TRIATLÓN.

 

Participants who do not have a valid federation of cycling license, but are holders of the cycling license, or license of the Federación Galega de Triatlón, must add € 5.00 to the registration fee; So the amounts to be paid upon registration are:

 

PARTICIPANTS REGISTERED IN THE ORDINARY PHASE, BEFORE JUNE 14 AT 23:59

Participation ………………………………… .. € 48.00

 

PARTICIPANTS REGISTERED IN THE FINAL PHASE

Participation ………………………………… .. € 57.00

Registrations will not be considered formalized until payment is made.

 

In the case of extraordinary weather conditions or causes of force majeure not attributable to the organization, that made impossible to carry out the cycling race, the organization will not assume any responsibility and will not make any refund of the registration fee. In this case THE RACE WILL NOT BE SUSPENDED, the date will be changed.

The return is contemplated in the following cases:

 

  • Participants who have made early registration, if they could not participate for any reason in the race and notify it via mail before June 15, they will have the amount reimbursed, except for € 1.00 of bank commission, losing the right to receive the participant’s bag. Since that date, if a participant requests the right to cancel the registration, will be refunded the 25% of the price paid.

 

  • The registrations are strictly personal and non-transferable, they cannot be used by anyone else than the registered one. However, before June 20, a participant may transfer his registration to another person directly from the Registration Web.

With the registration, the participant will receive the following services:

 

  • Race number and CHIP.
  • A souvenir of the race.
  • Solid and liquid supplies.
  • Mechanical assistance (without components).
  • Security.
  • Profile of the route.
  • Medical assistance (Doctors, Ambulances).
  • Showers, toilets and changing rooms.
  • Runner’s bag.
  • Wind vest.
  • Food at the end of the race.

ARTICLE 9 – SCHEDULES AND PROGRAM ON JULY 5TH

 

  • Opening of Permanent Office from 7:00 to 8:30 am.
  • Closes acces of participants to the start area at 8:30 am
  • Call to starting area at 8:40 am
  • Invited participants presentation and starting box at 8:45 am
  • Ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:55 am
  • Starting of the race at 9:00 am
  • Estimated arrival of the first participant of the Short Course at 11:40 am
  • Estimated arrival of the last participant of the Short Course at 12:40 am
  • Estimated arrival of the first participant of the Long Course at 1:30 pm
  • Food area opening at 2:00 pm
  • Estimated arrival of the last participant of the Long Course at 3:40 pm
  • Prizes and gifts at 4:00 p.m.

ARTICLE 10 – ACCREDITATION AND RACE NUMBERS WITHDRAWAL

 

For the documentation withdrawal, the permanent office will be established in Ézaro, in the area of Fervenza do Ézaro.

On July 4, the previous day, the Permanent Office will be located in the area of Fervenza do Ézaro from 12:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. All participants can pick up ther the documentation, as well as the race numbers and CHIP control.

On July 5, the Permanent Office will be located in the area of Fervenza do Ézaro, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.,. All participants must pick up the documentation there before the beginning of the race.

All participants must carry on the CHIP and the race number in a visible position. The participant who does not wear the race number in a visible place, will be excluded from the race by members of the organization or by law enforcement.

The race number is a personal and non-transferable item. The registered person may only participate with the number assigned to him and agrees to not allow the use to other people.

For the race number pick up, the participant must show his current federation license. If he doesn’t have a federative license, must show the ID and in case of not being in possession of a federative license, the DNI must be presented.

 

From 8,30 am on July 5th, no race numbers or documentation will be delivered.

 

ARTICLE 11 – PRIZES AND CLASSIFICATIONS

 

There will be given prizes for the first classified of each category estabished in article 3 of this regulation.

The winner of each category described in point a) of article 3 of this regulation, will also have the official UCI Gran Fondo World Series jersey.

A special recognition will also be established for the most numerous team in the event.

 

ARTICLE 12 – IMAGE RIGHTS

 

The participant authorizes the use of their own photographs, always that their use is related to the event. With the registration, the participant admits that the organizer can use the image of all participants in any format, whether graphic or digital and in all its forms (radio, press, video, photo, DVD, internet, posters, media, etc.) and grants all rights related to its commercial and advertising exploitation that the organization considers appropriate, without the right to receive any financial compensation.

 

ARTICLE 13 – PROVISIONS STATIONS

 

The race will have points with drink and food during the course and on arrival.

The provisions stations personnel will only allow the access to the products to the participants who wear the race number or identification wristband.

The location of the provisions will be:

  • MUXIA, kilometer 35. Solid and liquid provisions.
  • CALDEBARCOS, kilometer 85. Solid and liquid provisions.
  • MUROS, kilometer 109. Liquid provisioning.
  • ALTO DE PAXAREIRAS, kilometer 124. Solid and liquid provisions.
  • FINISHING AREA. Solid and liquid provisioning.

ARTICLE 14 – PROTECTION OF HEALTH IN SPORTS

The GRAN FONDO EZARO – FIN DO CAMIÑO is a race inscribed in the International Cycling Union oficial calendar. Therefore, the organization and the participants are subject to the regulations of the Federación Española de Ciclismo and the UCI.

All participants of the race should know that they will be subject to possible health controls, which the Spanish Agency for the Protection of Health in Sports, may establish, as well as the possible penalties that may result from these controls, (https://aepsad.culturaydeporte.gob.es/inicio.html)

Will not be admitted to this sporting event any participant suspended on a precautionary basis, or with a current penalty for issues related to health in sport, or also those who have been included in lists of the respective federations or of the Spanish Agency for the Protection of Health in Sports, or other similar organizations of their respective countries.

 

ARTICLE 15 – CIVISM AND RESPECT

Participants accept each of the articles of this regulation and undertake to participate honestly according to traffic regulations, as well as to cover the entire route before crossing the finish line. They should also show respect for the personnel involved in the organization, law enforcement and other participants.

They also commits to treat their own and other people’s sports equipment with respect, and to wear a mandatory helmet throughout the route.

In order to contribute to a minimum environmental impact of the race, participants will use the containers located in the provisions areas and strategic points to throw containers, wrappings or food scraps and refrain from throwing anything on the road during the route.

 

ARTICLE 16 – GENERALITIES

 

The timeliness of the schedules will be respected, and participants must be 30 minutes before the starting time to sign the control sheets.

 

Organization will have several mechanics and vans throughout the course, as well as fixed points of mechanical assistance. Spare parts will be paid by the participants.

 

The organization will have ambulances and supporting vehicle.

 

ARTICLE 17 – LOGISTICS

 

The organization reserves the right to modify everything related to the itinerary, supplies, starting time, etc., for reasons or circumstances that advises it.

 

ARTICLE 18 – DATA PROTECTION

 

According to REGULATION EU 2016/679 of protection of personal data, we inform that all data provided by the participants will be incorporated into an electronic file owned by Eze Mosquera Events, with the only purpose of registering and controlling the access of participants to the events included in this particular regulation. The data provided by the participants will not be used for any other reason than this sporting event nor will it be given to anyone who is not related to the event.

The necessary data for the issuance of the one-day license to participants who do not have a federative license and the necessary data for the control of the participants who indicate having a federative cycling license or a Federación Galega de Triatlón license will be transferred to the Federación Galega de Ciclismo,

Every participant who covers the registration form must act in his own name and accept the knowledge and compliance of the articles that make up the particular regulation of this event.

 

ARTICLE 19

 

By validating the registration in the race, the participant assumes the knowledge and unreserved acceptance of these regulations, renouncing to any legal procedure against the organization derived from his participation.

 

BASIC RULES FOR GRAN FONDO ÉZARO – FIN DO CAMIÑO

 

The GRAN FONDO ÉZARO-FIN DO CAMIÑO, is a road cyclist ride. The traffic will be controlled, but open, a fact that obliges the participants to respect the current traffic rules and to respect the drivers during the tour.

 

RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT. In order to generate a minimum environmental impact, participants will use the containers located in the food points to throw containers, wrappings or food scraps and refrain from throwing anything on the road during the race.

Respect neighbors and / or workers in the area where the route passes.

Respect the volunteers, collaborators, partners of Protección Civil, Local Police, Guardia Civil, organizational staff and all the staff who is watching over you, as well as your own colleagues.

Respect the food and drink points. Think that there are more participants behind who will also want to drink and eat like you. Just take what you need to last until the next food point.

Don’t stop with your bike in front of the food point while refilling your bottle, this forms a lot of blockage.

Don’t urinate next to the food point.

Participants who don’t comply with these rules will be disqualified and removed from the race by the organization in this edition and the next ones.

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