Regulations

 

69th TOUR DE POLOGNE

UCI World Tour

 

10.07.2012 - 16.07.2012

 

RULES

 

 

Article 1 . ORGANIZER OF THE RACE

 

1.1 69th TOUR DE POLOGNE UCI World Tour is organized by:

Lang Team Sp. z o.o.

Biuro Organizacji Imprez Sportowych (The Office for Organization of Sport Events)

ul. Pachnąca 81

PL - 02-792 Warsaw

tel. 48-22 649 24 91 or 96

tel. 48-22 648 40 31

fax 48-22 649 24 98

e-mail: sekretariat@langteam.com.pl kontkt@langteam.com.pl

Internet: www.langteam.com.pl / www.tourdepologne.pl

 

Race Director : Czesław Lang

 

1.2. 69th Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour will be organized for Men Elite category, UCI World Tour class, in accordance with the regulations of the UCI World Tour and these Rules of the Race. The Race will take place from 31.07.2011 to 06.08.2011.

 

Article 2 . TYPE OF THE RACE

 

2.1. Pursuant to art. 2.10.002 of UCI regulations the cyclists taking part in Tour de Pologne will score the following points for CLASSEMENT MONDIAL UCI classification:

 

 

first place - 100 points

second place - 80 points

third place - 70 points

fourth place - 60 points

fifth place - 50 points

sixth place - 40 points

seventh place - 30 points

eighth place - 20 points

ninth place - 10 points

tenth place - 4 points

 

2.2. For winning a stage:

first place - 6 points

second place - 4 points

third place - 2 points

fourth place - 1 point

fifth place - 1 point

 

 

 

 

 

2.3. CLASSEMENT MONDIAL UCI team classification will be in accordance with art. 2.10.004 of the UCI regulations.

 

2.4. The classification of the best nation in CLASSEMENT MONDIAL UCI will be in accordance with art. 2.10.005 of the UCI regulations.

 

 

Article 3 . RACE OFFICE

 

3.1. The Race Office will be open on 09.07.2012 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hotel Gołębiewski ul. Karkonoska 14 in Karpacz, room 6-17 and 6-18.

 

3.2. Representatives of the teams are requested to confirm the participation of their cyclists and collect the start numbers from the Race Office on 09.07.2012 from 3 p.m. to 4.45 p.m room 6-19.

 

3.3. The briefing for Sport Directors of the teams, pursuant to art. 1.2.087 of the UCI regulations, in the presence of the Commissaires` Panel, will take place on 09.07.2012 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Hotel Gołębiewski ul. Karkonoska 14 in Karpacz room 6-13. After the briefing the Sport Directors are obliged to provide the Organizer with ID labels for the team, which are necessary for the award ceremony.

 

3.4. The briefing for the advertising unit will take place on 09.07.2012 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hotel Gołębiewski ul. Karkonoska 14 in Karpacz, room 6-13.

 

 

Article 4 . CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

 

4.1. Pursuant to art. 2.1.005 of UCI regulations the race is open for:

- UCI Pro Teams (obligatory participation)

- UCI Professional Continental Teams with wild card

- Polish National Team

 

4.2. Pursuant to art. 2.2.003 of UCI regulations the teams must be composed of maximum 8 cyclists and minimum 5 cyclists.

 

4.3. The Organizer will send to the interested teams all information related to organization of the race 60 days prior to the race commencement. The teams participating in 69th Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour are obligated to return completed UCI bulletins 20 days prior to the Race. All changes of the names of the cyclists participating in the race and reserve cyclists must be sent no later than 72 hours prior to the start to the address of the Organizer by fax or e-mail provided in article 1 of the Rules (art. 2.2005 of UCI regulations).

 

4.3.1. In the UCI application form you have to provide exact and full name of the team, full names of the cyclists and the accompanying persons invited by the Organizer, exact residence address of each cyclist, first names of the cyclist's parents, cyclist's age, UCI code, cycling license number, nationality, PESEL and NIP numbers.

 

4.3.2. The application should provide a number of cars servicing the team, their design, type of the vehicle and exact plate numbers of the vehicles.

 

4.3.3. Each team invited by the Organizer will be composed of maximum 8 cyclists and 8 accompanying persons.

 

4.4. All participants of the Race will receive from the Organizer, once they present a valid cycling license, a Race guide, which will contain the Rules of the Race applicable to all participants, schedule of official opening hours of the Race Office, technical briefing times, Ceremonial Start and Start Proper times as well as route maps for all 7 stages of 69th Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour (UCI regulations, art. 1.2.046/1.2.047). Additionally, each participant of the Race will receive an ID badge, which has to be worn at the Ceremonial Start and the Finish of each stage.

 

4.5. All cyclists, during all stages of the Race, are obligated to cycle in hard shell helmets compliant with the Polish safety standards in force.

 

4.6. The start numbers, received from the Organizer, are placed by the cyclists according to the relevant UCI regulations in this respect.

 

4.7. Advertising slogans on the cyclists' clothes are permitted if they are compliant with UCI regulations in this respect.

 

4.8. Prior to the start for each stage the cyclist is obligated to sign the Start List.

 

4.9. All teams invited to participate in the Race must have their own technical vehicles.

 

4.10. All members of the teams participating in the Race must have personal accident insurance. Insurance policies must be presented to the Commissaires` Panel during accreditation, prior to the Race commencement.

 

4.11. All vehicles participating in the Race must be insured under third party liability insurance and motor hull insurance. Insurance policies must be presented to the Commissaires` Panel during accreditation, prior to the Race commencement.

 

Article 5 . RADIO TOUR

 

5.1. The information on the Race will be broadcasted at 168/51/25 MHz frequency.

 

Article 6 . TECHNICAL SUPPORT

 

6.1. During all stages the applicable rules of technical support for the stage races are compliant with the UCI regulations.

 

Article 7 . NEUTRAL SERVICE

 

7.1. Neutral service will be provided by MAVIC.

7.2.  Three cars for neutral service will be equipped with 2 Mavic bicycles and 7 sets of wheels compatible with Campagnolo and Shimano system each.

 

 

 

Article 8 . ACCIDENTS IN THE ZONE OF LAST 3 KILOMETERS BEFORE THE FINISH

 

8.1. In case of a fall or defect occurring in the zone of last 3 km before the finish the provisions of art. 2.6.027 and 2.6.02 of UCI regulations apply.

The stages which end on the top of a climb (stage I, III, V and VI) will be organized pursuant to point 2.6.029 of UCI regulations.

 

Article 9 . TIME LIMITS AT THE FINISH

 

9.1. The cyclist, who exceeds the time limit of the winner by 8% during flat stages (second, fourth and seventh stage) and by 20% during mountain stages (first, third, fifth and sixth stage) will not have the right to participate in a subsequent stage.

 

9.2. Under special circumstances, the time limit may be increased by the Commissaires` Panel, upon arrangement with the Organizer, pursuant to Article 2.6.032. of the UCI regulations.

 

Article 10 . TIME BONUSES

 

10.1. For the first, second and third place at each stage the time bonuses will be awarded: 10 sec., 6 sec. and 4 sec. respectively.

10.2. At each stage for each SPRINT  PREMIE FIAT the first three cyclists will be awarded time bonuses: 3 sec., 2 sec. and 1 sec. respectively.

10.3. The bonuses will be included in the individual general classification after the stage.

10.4. The time will be measured according to article 1.2.106 of the UCI regulations.

 

Article 11 . CLASSIFICATIONS

 

11.1. The following classifications are applicable to 69th Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour:

 

1. "SKANDIA GENERAL CLASSIFICATION"

2. "LANGTEAM POINT CLASSIFICATION"

3. "TAURON BEST CLIMBER CLASSIFICATION"

4.  "FIAT MOST ACTIVE RIDER CLASSIFICATION"

5.  "THE BEST TEAM CLASSIFICATION"


11.1.1. "SKANDIA GENERAL CLASSIFICATION" - yellow jersey

 

11.1.1.1. In the "SKANDIA GENERAL CLASSIFICATION" the individual order of the cyclists at each stage is determined by the shorter time and in case the cyclists have the same times, the order of arriving at the stage Finish is decisive. The time of the rider means the time recorded by the Jury at the Time Measurement Point increased by potential penalties imposed on the cyclist for fouls during a relevant stage.

 

11.1.1.2. In case of equal times of the cyclist the place is determined by the sum of place on the previous stages and if it is equal, decide the place on the last stage.

 

11.1.1.3. The winner of this classification for 69th Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour will be a cyclist, whose total sum of times recorded at individual stages, including all bonuses and penalties, will be the lowest one.

 

11.1.1.4. The bonuses will be included in "SKANDIA GENERAL CLASSIFICATION" after a relevant stage.

If the total sum of times referred to in point 11.1.1.3 does not determine the order of the cyclists in this classification, the sum of places at individual stages will be decisive, and if this sum will be the same for different cyclists, the higher place won by a cyclist at the last stage which took place. The cyclist being a leader of the "SKANDIA GENERAL CLASSIFICATION" determined as above will be the winner of 69th Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour.

 

 

11.1.2. "LANGTEAM POINT CLASSIFICATION" - white and red jersey

 

11.1.2.1. The winner of the "LANGTEAM POINT CLASSIFICATION" will be a cyclist who will score the highest number of points at all stages and will finish the Race.

 

11.1.2.2. In the "LANGTEAM POINT CLASSIFICATION" the order of the cyclists will be determined by the total sum of points scored at the finish of each stage. The first twenty cyclists will score the following number of points for the place they won:

 

 

PLACE

POINTS

PLACE

POINTS

1

20

11

10

2

19

12

9

3

18

13

8

4

17

14

7

5

16

15

6

6

15

16

5

7

14

17

4

8

13

18

3

9

12

19

2

10

11

20

1

 

 

 

11.1.2.3. In case of equal number of points in the Final Individual "LANGTEAM POINT CLASSIFICATION" the following criteria apply to determine the order:

                          1. Number of stage wins.

                          2. Higher place in "SKANDIA GENERAL CLASSIFICATION".

 

 

11.1.3. "TAURON BEST CLIMBER CLASSIFICATION" - pink jersey

 

11.1.3.1. During 69th Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour the Mountain Premies (category 1, category 2, category 3) will be played out. The order of the cyclists at a relevant stage will be determined by the total sum of points scored at the Mountain Premies. Each Mountain Premie will award the cyclists with a number of points adequate to the place won.

 

 

PLACE

POINTS IN CATEGORY 1

POINTS IN CATEGORY 2

POINTS IN CATEGORY 3

1

10

5

3

2

7

3

2

3

5

2

1

4

3

1

 

5

2

 

 

 

 

11.1.3.2. Joachim Halupczok category 1 Premie has double scoring, i.e. 20, 14, 10, 6 and 4 points respectively and will be played out at the sixth stage.

 

11.1.3.3. The winner of the "TAURON BEST CLIMBER CLASSIFICATION" will be a cyclist, who will score the highest number of points at all TAURON Mountain Premies and will finish the Race.

 

11.1.3.4. In case the cyclists will score an equal number of points, the winner of this classification will be determined as follows (in accordance with point 2.6.017 of UCI sport regulations):

1. Number of first places at TAURON Mountain Premies of the highest category;

2. Number of the first places at TAURON Mountain Premies of a subsequent category;

3. Final "SKANDIA GENERAL CLASSIFICATION".

 

 

 

11.1.4. "FIAT MOST ACTIVE RIDER CLASSIFICATION" - red jersey.

 

11.1.4.1. At the line of "FIAT SPRINT PREMIE" the first three cyclists will score the following number of points respectively: 3, 2, 1.

 

11.1.4.2. In case the cyclists score an equal number of points, the order of the cyclists after a stage or the Race will be determined by:

1. Number of wins at "FIAT SPRINT PREMIES"

2. Higher place in "SKANDIA GENERAL CLASSIFICATION".

 

11.1.4.3. The winner of "FIAT MOST ACTIVE RIDER CLASSIFICATION" at the end of 69th Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour will be a cyclist, who will score the highest number of points from all "FIAT SPRINT PREMIES" and will finish the Race.

 

11.1.4.4. At each stage for each "FIAT SPRINT PREMIE" the first three cyclists will be awarded time bonuses: 3 sec., 2 sec. and 1 sec., respectively, which will be included in the "SKANDIA GENERAL CLASSIFICATION".

 

 

11.1.5. LANGTEAM TEAM CLASSIFICATION

 

11.1.5.1. In the "LANGTEAM TEAM CLASSIFICATION" the order of the teams at each stage will be determined by the lowest total sum of times obtained by the three best riders of the team. In case of equal times, the order will be determined on the basis of the sum of places of the three the highest classified riders on that stage. If it not be enough the order will be determined on the basis of the place of the best rider.

 

11.1.5.2. In the "TEAM CLASSIFICATION" the order of the teams in the Final Classification will be determined by the lowest total sum of times obtained by the team at individual stages.   In case the teams will have the same times, the order of the teams in this classification will be determined as follows (in accordance with point 2.6.016 of UCI sport regulations):

1. Number of the first places in the Team Classification at stages.

2. Number of the second places in the Team Classification at stages etc.

If it not enough the order is determined by the places of the best cyclist of the each in the „SKANDIA GENERAL CLASSIFICATION".

 

 

Article 12 . DECORATION CEREMONY

 

12.1. Following the finish of each stage the award ceremony specified below will take place:

 

12.1.1. WINNER OF BGŻ BANK STAGE

 

12.1.2. Leader of SKANDIA GENERAL CLASSIFICATION after the stage - yellow jersey

 

12.1.3. Leader of LANGTEAM POINT CLASSIFICATION - white red jersey

 

12.1.4. Leader of TAURON BEST CLIMBER - pink jersey

 

12.1.5. Leader of FIAT MOST ACTIVE RIDER - red jersey

 

12.1.6. POLISH RIDER WITH THE HIGHEST PLACE IN GENERAL

                        CLASSIFICATION AFTER A STAGE - LOTOS AWARD

 

12.1.7. THE BEST TEAM

 

12.1.8. POLISH RIDER WITH THE HIGHEST PLACE IN GENERAL

                        CLASSIFICATION AFTER A STAGE -  SPECIAL AWARD TVP S.A.

 

12.2. The leaders of 4 classifications are obliged to take part in the race wearing the jerseys received from the Organizer following the end of the stage during the Official Awarding Ceremony.

 

12.3. If the same cyclist is the Leader of more than one classification, he is obliged to take part in the next stage wearing the Leader of classification jersey in accordance with the order provided in points 12.1.2 to 12.1.5 of these Rules and art. 2.6.018 of UCI Regulations.

 

12.4. The jersey placed on a lower position in the classification (see points 12.1.2 to 12.1.5 of these Rules) will be then received by the subsequent cyclist in this classification, who is obliged to take part in the next stage wearing this jersey.

 

12.5. Once the Race is finished, the following riders must appear at the award ceremony (in the meaning of art. 1.2.112 - 1.2.113 of UCI regulations)

 

12.5.1. WINNER OF BGŻ BANK STAGE

 

12.5.2. WINNER OF FIAT MOST ACTIVE RIDER CLASSIFICATION  - red jersey

 

12.5.3. WINNER OF TAURON BEST CLIMBER CLASSIFICATION - pink jersey      

 

12.5.4.  WINNER OF LANGTEAM POINT CLASSIFICATION - white red jersey

 

12.5.5. POLISH RIDER WITH THE HIGHEST PLACE IN GENERAL CLASSIFICATION SKANDIA - LOTOS AWARD

 

12.5.6. THE BEST TEAM

 

12.5.7. RACE WINNER - yellow jersey - SKANDIA (first three riders on the podium)

 

12.5.8    POLISH RIDER WITH THE HIGHEST PLACE IN GENERAL CLASSIFICATION SKANDIA - SPECIAL AWARD POLISH TELEVISION TVP S.A.

 

 

 

Article 13 . SPECIAL AWARD

 

13.1. During 69th Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour the following special awards will be awarded:

 

13.1.1. BGŻ AWARD FOR THE WINNER OF THE STAGE

 

13.1.2.  LOTOS AWARD FOR THE POLISH RIDER WITH THE HIGHEST PLACE

                       IN SKANDIA GENERAL CLASSIFICATION.

 

Article 14 . THE BUFFET AREA

 

14.1. At each stage over 150 km food and drinks may be served in a stationary Buffet Area indicated by the Organizer. In this area it is not allowed to serve food and drinks from technical vehicles.

 

14.2. Drinks and food may be served from the team car after 50 km from the start and before the last 20 km to the Finish and only behind the Commissaire`s car following this group of riders.

 

14.3. The group of 15 riders or less may receive drinks and food from the team car at the rear of the group.

 

 

 

 

Article 15 . END OF STAGE WITH LAPS

 

15.1. Six stages of 69th Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour will end on the laps. Prior to the laps the Commissaires` Panel has the right to stop delayed cyclists for the time it deems necessary. The time for which the cyclists were stopped will be deducted from the actual time obtained at the Finish.

 

15.2. The lapped riders will be obliged to pull over to the right side of the road as much as possible, so that the others can easily pass them on the left side of the road. They can also be stopped for the time necessary for leading cyclists to pass them. The time for which the cyclists were stopped, will be deducted from the time obtained by them at the Finish.

 

Article 16 . ANTI-DOPING CONTROL

 

16.1. The Anti-Doping Control during 69th Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour will be performed in accordance with UCI regulations. These regulations are compliant with the national anti-doping law.

 

16.2. The anti-doping tests will be performed in a caravan adjusted for that purpose and located at the finish of each stage.

 

Article 17 . PENALTIES

 

 Only the penalties by UCI regulations shall apply.

 

Article 18 . PROTESTS

 

In all matters not regulated by these regulations, the Commissaires` Panel (appointed according to the UCI regulations) will take a decision in agreement with the Organizer.

 

 

Article 19 . ORDER AND SAFETY

 

19.1. All stages will be held under the conditions of limited traffic. Cross traffic as well as oncoming traffic will be closed for the time of the Convoy going through.

 

19.2. Traffic will be resumed once the Convoy passes.

 

19.3. The cyclists and other participants are obliged to obey the rules and regulations of road traffic in Poland when cycling outside the Race Column.

 

19.4. The cyclists and other participants are obligated to obey the UCI sport rules and regulations when cycling in the Convoy.

 

19.5.The drivers of the vehicles in the Convoy are obliged to follow the orders of the Commissaires` Panel, Organizer and Police officers.

 

19.6. Before the Finish and at the Finish of each stage the orders of the person leading the Convoy, selected signs concerning the vehicle parking places designated by the Organizer compliant with the relevant color as well as orders of the Race police services must be strictly observed. The vehicles must not be stopped or left without reason but, if necessary, they must be parked in a designated place as soon as possible.

 

19.7. Vehicles of the Commissaires` Panel, those behind the first team car, neutral and medical vehicles, vehicles of the race Director, the ambulance and the Doctor have the right to continue the ride at the laps.

 

19.8. During the Race all vehicles in the Race Convoy must be labeled with color information labels received from the Organizer during the accreditation. The drivers of the vehicles participating in the Race are obliged to place all the labels received from the Organizer. For individual vehicle groups participating in the Race there will be the following label colors with assigned subsequent numbers:

 

19.8.1. Vehicle of the Race Director (note: RACE DIRECTOR) - red letters on a white background

 

19.8.2. Vehicle of the Race Radio (note: RADIO TOUR) - red letters on a white background

 

19.8.3. Priority vehicles - white letters D1-D12 on a red background

 

19.8.4. Jury vehicles - black letters J1-J12 on a red background

 

19.8.5. Organization vehicles - black letters O1-O200 on a yellow background

 

19.8.6. Technical vehicles - black letters T1-T44 on a blue background

 

19.8.7. Advertising unit vehicles - black letters K1-K80 on a pink background

 

19.8.8. Media vehicles - black letters M1-M60 on a green background

 

19.8.9. TVP vehicles - white letters TVP1-TVP25 on a navy blue background

 

19.8.10. Neutral vehicles - white letters N1-N3 on a red background

 

19.8.11. Ambulances - red cross L1-L3 on a white background

 

19.8.12. VIP vehicles - black letters VIP 1-VIP100 on a white background

 

19.8.13. In order to ensure efficient car order at the ceremonial starts, the organizer introduces additional labels on the windscreen of the vehicle in the top right hand corner:

                        - white square for vehicles following the cyclists,

                        - yellow circle for vehicles in front of the cyclists.

 

19.8.14. Long label with Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour logo should be placed on the windscreen at the very top.

 

19.8.15. The abovementioned label colors with assigned subsequent numbers should be placed on the vehicle exterior: on the windscreen in the top right hand corner and on the rear window in the top left hand corner.

 

19.8.16. Label with Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour and Lang Team logo should be placed in the middle on the car front.

 

19.8.17. The numbers of team vehicles, which determine at each stage the vehicle order in the Race Convoy will be placed on the car rear on the left hand side and on the windscreen on the right side at the bottom. Numbers will be provided by the Jury together with results of subsequent stages.

 

19.9. When driving in the Race Convoy, both before the Start and during the Race, dipped headlights should be used. The vehicles hurrying to provide assistance should have the full beam headlights used.

 

19.10. In case of collision or accident the vehicle must be stopped, road users must be warned about the stopped vehicle, first aid must be provided to the injured persons and the Race police service must be notified about the accident.

 

RULES - FINAL PROVISIONS

 

1. The Organizer of 69th Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour does not cover the costs of all additional services ordered by the participants during the race such as: phone calls, fax, laundry, borrowing additional sets of sheets and towels and additional meals and drinks, except those ordered by the Organizer. Persons ordering the service are obliged to cover such costs prior to checkout. In case the abovementioned rules are violated, the Organizer reserves the right to deduct relevant amount upon the payment of rewards or upon any other financial settlements with the person who violated the above rules.

 

2. The team managers and accredited persons are morally and financially responsible for:

 

2.1. Making the cyclists and other team members acquainted with these Rules and other official Race documents.

 

2.2. Strict observation of the valid race program and other recommendations of the Race Organizer and Jury.

 

2.3. Damage and devastation in rooms used by accredited persons, teams and for leaving the rooms in due order.

 

2.4. Paying all amounts due for additional services ordered by the team members and accredited persons.

 

2.5. Radios and cars provided by the Organizer. The person receiving radios and cars is obliged to return them to the Organizer immediately after the last stage of the Race is finished, during business hours of the Race Office. The cars provided by the Organizer must be parked in guarded car parks each time. Otherwise, in case of theft, damage or loss, the Organizer will charge the costs to the person receiving the cars.

 

3. The participants of 69th Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour (cyclists, accompanying persons and technical support) are obliged to have a valid personal accident insurance policy covering the outpatient treatment and hospital stay.

 

4. The Organizer is not liable for accidental events which occurred during arrival and departure of participants to and from the Race.

 

5. Each participant takes part in the Race at her/his own risk.

 

6. The Organizer is not materially liable for things lost during the Race.

 

7. The Organizer provides the cyclist withdrawn from the Race with accommodation and meals only till midday of the following day. After that time the Organizer will cancel the reservation of the cyclist withdrawn from the Race and will not cover the costs of his accommodation, meals and travel.

 

8. The Organizer provides all the cyclists and accredited persons participating in the Race with accommodation from 09.07.2012 from 2 p.m. to 17.07.2012 till midday.

 

9. The Organizer provides all the riders and accredited persons (of Pro Team) participating in the Race with meals starting with dinner on accreditation day i.e. from 09.07.2012 from 5 p.m. till breakfast on 17.07.2012.

9.1. The Organizer does not cover earlier arrivals of the teams (accommodation and meals) prior to official accreditation day. Such costs will be charged directly to the ordering persons.

 

10. Failure to know the Rules of 69th Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour and non-compliance with them will not be accepted by the Organizer as an excuse.

 

ORGANIZER of 69th TOUR DE POLOGNE UCI World Tour

LANG TEAM Sp. z o.o.

 

These Rules were approved by Polski Związek Kolarski (Polish Cycling Federation).