The D+ Ultracycling 3Confini (hereafter referred to as the “Race”) is a Non stop and No Draft ultracycling challenge with two tracks and 3 divisions:
- 540 kms Race Solo (male/female)
- 540 kms 2er Team Race (male/female/mixed)
- 540 kms 4er Team Race (male/female/mixed)
- 540 kms Race Solo (male/female) self-supported *
- 340 kms Race Solo (male/female)
- 340 kms 2er Team Race (male/female/mixed)
- 340 kms 4er Team Race (male/female/mixed)
- 340 kms Race Solo (male/female) self-supported *
About bike type, it’s possibile to ride with: road standard bike, road TT bike, Recumbent, Moutain Bike and Handbike
The Long Race 540 km is included in the World Championship calendar UMCA.
Cyclists must be a minimum of 18 years old and with a regular inscription to a federation.
Participation is open for disabled athletes.
The official timekeeping device for each solo cyclist/team will be activated as soon as they start the Race in Gemona del Friuli (UD) and will not be stopped for any reason until they finish the Race in Gemona del Friuli (UD).
* Cyclists registrate in category 540 kms Race Solo (male/female) self-supported and 340 kms Race Solo (male/female) are in the race together with other category and have to respect the same rules below detailed in exception of all the rules linked to pace car and crew members.
|Cathegory||540 kms – 11500mts||340 kms – 6500mts|
|Race solo (male/female) self supported||€ 180,00||€ 90,00|
|Race solo (male/female) with car support||€ 220,00||€ 110,00|
|Race 2-Person Relay Team (male/female/mixed)||€ 300,00||€ 180,00|
|Race 4-Person Relay Team (male/female/mixed)||€ 340,00||€ 220,00|
The payment must be submitted by the date of Thursday, June 1, 2017
BANK ACCOUNT: BANCA DI CIVIDALE FILIALE DI GEMONA DEL FRIULI
IBAN: IT 21 B0548463880039570420855
BANK NAME: BANCA POPOLARE DI CIVIDALE
BANK ADRESS: FILIALE DI GEMONA – VIA DIVISIONE JULIA – 33013 GEMONA DEL FRIULI (UD) ITALY
ACCOUNT NAME: A.S.D. PEDALE GEMONESE
Reason of the transfer: “Registration Ultracycling 3 Confini 2017”
After registration/payment we don’t accept cancellation and don’t refund money. Organizion Committee could get the payment for the next year event.
All persons who participate in the Race do so entirely at their own risk. When registering for the Race, therefore, each participant must sign and turn in the Participant Release of Liability Form, which releases the Race organizer and its staff from any and all legal claims. Since the Race organizer accepts no responsibility for personal injury to participants or for the loss of or damage to the personal property of participants, insurance coverage (for accidents, illnesses, theft, and liability, for example) is the sole responsibility of each participant.
All the iscriptions and the crews renunces to future compensation and reimursement.
3. Rule Changes/Modifications
Race Management reserves the right to create new rules and/or modify existing rules whenever they deem it necessary, especially since safety is the number one priority.
Whenever Race Management creates new rules and/or modifies existing rules, such rules become valid for all participants. However, whenever Race Management notifies a cyclist’s/team’s crew directly of any rule changes and/or modifications, such rule changes/modifications take immediate effect.
The importance of fair play on the part of all Race participants cannot be stressed enough by Race Management. As such, any action of a cyclist or crewmember that leads to an unfair advantage or disadvantage for a cyclist will result in a penalty.
5. Official Route
Every cylist must follow the route printed in the Official Route Book
Every cyclist must follow the instructions printed in the Official Route Book. The directions and maps printed in the Official Route Book represent the only official documentation of the race route. In case of any discrepancy, the map in the Official Route Book takes precedence over the text in the Official Route Book.
Cyclists who cycle away from the route for whatever reason must return to the route as soon as possible. They can either return in a vehicle or cycle back. If they return in a vehicle, cyclists must return to the exact point along the route where they made their mistake. If they cycle back, however, cyclists are allowed to return to a different point along the route, as long as doing so does not give them any advantage.
If a cyclist/crew cannot continue along the official route due to an unforeseen event (such as a road block, bad weather, a construction site, a route diversion, a hazard, or an emergency), the cyclist/crew must inform Race Management as soon as possible. Because part of the Race involves dealing with such events on one’s own, however, if necessary the cyclist/crew must find an alternate route that does not compromise the Race. Unplanned detours must be kept to a minimum and must be as short as possible, and all Race participants must return to the official route as quickly as possible. Race Management reserves the right to issue time credits or penalties depending on how a cyclist/crew handles an unforeseen event.
7. Construction Sites
Cyclists may proceed through clearly marked construction sites on their bicycle or in their pace car. If traffic signals are in use at a construction site,must respect the rules of the road.
Except as noted in Rule “Unforeseen Events” in general cyclists may only leave the route when looking for or going to a place to eat or sleep.
Cyclists may not be pushed forward, either by people or by vehicles.
Should two cyclists meet while cycling, they may cycle next to each other for a maximum of 15 minutes per day, but, in such a situation, they can only be accompanied by one pace car. Remember that drafting is not allowed, and that the cyclists must normally be at least 100 meters behind any vehicle or another cyclist.
At stop signs or red lights, cyclists are not allowed to hold on to vehicles or people in order to keep their balance.
Cyclists must cycle in the far-right lane whenever possible.
If cyclists are given support from someone in the pace car, that person must be seated on the passenger side.
Whenever a bicycle path is present, cyclists can, but are not required to, use it (except as noted in the Official Route Book) during the day (without Pace Car).
Each cyclist/team must have at least two crewmembers. If a cyclist/team has more than one support vehicle, each support vehicle must have at least two crewmembers with a driving license.*
*not valid for 540 kms Race Solo male/female self-supported
Littering by a cyclist or crewmember is strictly prohibited and will lead to a penalty. The police will also be notified of any instances of littering.
11. Bikes Helmet
All bikes (including reserve bikes) MUST have specifications that meet the rules of the UCI. All bikes must be equipped according to the road traffic regulations of Italy. Race Management must approve any deviations from the UCI rules prior to the start of the Race.
Furthermore, all bikes (including reserve bikes) must have:
- At least four (4) reflective stickers on each side of each wheel;
- Reflective stickers on the back of the seat post;
- Reflective stickers on the back of all shoes;
- The racer number attached to the helmet on the left side.
Whenever they are riding their bikes during the Race, all cyclists MUST wear a helmet and the helmet’s chinstrap MUST be securely fastened. Cyclists on teams are also MUST wear their helmets whenever they are warming up.
12. Traffic Regulations and Police
All Race participants must obey all traffic regulations. All violations of the law will result in a penalty. Race Management reserves the right to report such violations to the police.
Please note the following:
- Running red lights at intersections, pedestrian crossings, construction sites, etc., is not allowed.
- Participants who are asked to leave the Race route by the police must immediately comply with such a request and must inform Race Management of that occurrence as soon as possible.
- If the police stop a cyclist even though that cyclist has not violated any Race rules or traffic regulations, Race Management reserves the right to assign a time credit to the cyclist.
- Directing traffic, such as to enable a vehicle to exit a driveway or cross an intersection, is strictly forbidden.
All Race Officials are authorized to monitor the Race and to give penalties in case of any rules or traffic violations.
Race Officials are authorized to stop cyclists, if necessary, in order to issue penalties.
Race Officials are also authorized to stop cyclists in order to explain rules or safety regulations to them or to give them drug tests. In such cases, cyclists will not be credited with any time lost.
Race Officials are also authorized to disqualify a participant in case of a severe rules violation
Race Officials and Race Management may issue penalties to cyclists who violate rules of the Race or traffic regulations.
Penalty structure for solo cyclists:
1st penalty: 15 min
2nd penalty: DISQUALIFICATION
Penalty structure for teams:
1st penalty: 15 min
2nd penalty: DISQUALIFICATION
A breach of the rules committed by a cyclist’s crew, escort vehicle(s), or media car(s) will count as a penalty against the cyclist.
Race Management reserves the right to modify the amount of time per penalty depending on the severity of an offense.
Race Management also reserves the right to issue penalties after a video or photo analysis.
15. Time Credits
Only Race Management is authorized to issue time credits. Cyclists may receive a time credit whenever an unforeseen event hinders their progress along the route or if the police stop a cyclist even though that cyclist has not violated any Race rules or traffic regulations.
16. Publishing of Penalties and Time Credits
Penalties and time credits received by a cyclist/team will be published on the Race homepage shortly after they are issued. The cyclist/team in question will also be notified via SMS of any penalties or time credits received.
The following are considered severe rules violations and will be punished with immediate disqualification:
- Consumption of alcohol by the cyclist
- Possession and/or use of performance enhancing drugs by the cyclists (The rules of the NADA will be applied in this case)
- Refusal to take a drug test before, during, or after the Race
- Completing part of the Race in a vehicle
- Accompanying the cyclist in an uninsured vehicle or in a vehicle that does not comply with the road safety regulations
- Stopping next to a moving (motorised or non-motorised) vehicle
- Refusing to take a sleeping break when ordered to do so by a Race Official or Race Management
- Behavior on the part of the crew or cyclist that severely endangers the safety of the cyclist or anyone else using the roads
- Harassment of other cyclists
- Behavior which puts the Race in a bad light
- Being issued two penalty
If a cyclist is disqualified from the Race a second time, the cyclist will be banned from the Race for life.
17. Challenging a Race Decision
Official protests must be submitted in written form to Race Management at the arrival line. Official protests must include a reason why a decision should be reversed. Evidence may include a written statement from a witness, photos, a video, or any other record of the incident in question.
All cyclists and crewmembers are required to take part in the pre-race meeting and must fulfill all other pre-race obligations according to the schedule they receive when they check in. Also, all cyclists and crewmembers must sign and turn in their Participant Release of Liability Form by the day before the Race starts in Gemona del Friuli (UD).
Violation of these requirements will lead to a one-hour penalty.
18. Rules for the Start and Finish of the Race
The following rules concerning the start and finish of the Race must be followed:
All cyclists must depart from the starting ramp. In other words, a team of two starts with both cyclists and a team of four starts with all four cyclists. All members of a team must ride together until they reach the end of Cordignano, as indicated by the village limit sign. For the rest of the Race, only one cyclist per team is required to be on the route at any particular time.
Teams MUST finishing the Race with all their team members. The Race ends at the entrance to Cordignano, as indicated by the village limit sign. The Race is then neutralized, so overtaking is not permitted, even when a cyclist stops.
Race Management may require that the name or logo of a sponsor be placed on pace cars, auxiliary vehicles, and/or media cars.
20. Mobile Phones
All crews are required to submit to Race Management at least one domestic mobile phone numbers that they can be reached at during the Race.
21. Mandatory Reporting
Race Management must be contacted by phone if:
- there is a change of crewmembers (unless the names of the new members are known to Race Management);
- a cyclist encounters a road block, bad weather, a construction site, a route diversion, a hazard, an emergency, or any other unforeseen event;
- a second pace car is put into use;
- a cyclist retires from the Race.
22. Web Tracking and Time Stations
The position of all cyclists will be monitored through Web tracking by Tractalis System.
In order to ensure accurate timing, cyclists must be escorted by their pace car whenever they pass a time station. The arrival time at all time stations must also be noted in the route Official Route Book.
23. Escort Vehicles
There is no maximum number of escort vehicles allowed per cyclist/team. All escort vehicles must be clearly marked with the Race stickers that you receive when you check in.
All escort vehicles (except for pace cars escorting cyclists) must move at normal traffic speed when travelling along the course.
You will be penalized if you hold up traffic or form a caravan with one or more other escort vehicles.
Whenever an escort vehicle stops, it must avoid disrupting traffic.
24. Pace Car
Each cyclist/team must be accompanied by a pace car.
The pace car is the only vehicle that is allowed to follow directly behind the cyclist.
Support vehicles must be equipped with the following:
- stickers “Caution Bicycles Ahead” sign
- stickers “race number”.
During the day, the pace car can, but is not required to, follow directly behind the cyclist. At night, however, the pace car must follow directly behind the cyclist at all times.
Throughout the race, only one specific vehicle can be designated to act as the pace car. Should an emergency arise, however, a second car may be used as the pace car. (Things like stopping to refuel, use the toilet, or rest do not count as emergencies.) If a second pace car is put into use, Race Management must be informed of the change as soon as possible.
If three or more vehicles are following directly behind the pace car, the pace car must let those vehicles pass as soon as possible (by pulling off the road into a side road, for example), unless the safety of the cyclist is more important than the flow of traffic (such as when the cyclist is cycling through a tunnel or along a dangerous portion of the race).
Pace cars are not allowed to pull trailers.
When you check in, you are issued several race stickers. They must be attached to all vehicles as follows:
- One (1) must be attached to the back; (caution cyclist forward)
- One (1) must be attached to the left side.
all the stickers must be affixed on the glass and NOT in metal parts of your pace car
Racer Number sticker:
- One (1) must be affixed on the left side of the helmet
Additional on the pace car must be attached on the back:
- “ATTENZIONE CICLISTA AVANTI” (“Caution Bicycles forward) sticker (1).
Note that the windshield of the pace car, as well as both the driver-side and passenger-side windows, must be kept free in order to ensure good visibility, and you must limit the amount of obstruction to the driver’s view out the rear of the vehicle.
26. Pace Car Lighting/Stereo Equipment
One or Two orange flashing lights could be installed on the back of the roof of the pace car. The lights should only be visible to the rear, so you may have to tape over or otherwise cover the forward-facing half of the lights. Whenever a pace car is following directly behind a cyclist, the orange flashing lights must be switched on. Otherwise, the orange flashing lights must be switched off.
Additional spotlights are allowed on escort vehicles as long as they are conform to the law.
Race Management suggests that you switch on your vehicle’s hazard lights whenever you are following directly behind the cyclist, in order to warn other vehicles of the fact that you are travelling at a low speed.
Stereo equipment can be installed on the pace car. At night, you must keep the music volume to a minimum if you are passing through a residential area or nature reserve.
27. Process of Overtaking
Whenever a cyclist (cyclist B) who is accompanied by his pace car (pace car B) passes another cyclist (cyclist A) who is accompanied by his pace car (pace car A), the process of overtaking should proceed as follows:
Pace car A should slow down to let cyclist B pass on the passenger side. Once cyclist B is safely past pace car A (or, if the overtaking maneuver takes place at night, within the headlight beams of pace car A), pace car A should let pace car B pass on the driver side. As pace car B accelerates to pass pace car A, pace car A and cyclist A should slow down together so that pace car B can safely pull back over to the right behind cyclist B.hgyclist A must then allow pace car B to move at least 100 meter ahead or risk being penalized for illegal drafting.
This process of overtaking should be done as quickly as possible and only when the traffic situation allows for such a maneuver to take place safely.
This process may sound a bit confusing, but it will be discussed (with the use of visual aids) at the pre-race meeting to remove any confusion.
28. Nighttime Driving/Cycling
Nighttime is considered to be between the hours of 8 p.m. (20:00) and 6:30 a.m. (06:30). The above nighttime rules also apply whenever there is poor visibility, such as when there is heavy fog.
This rule is extremely important and has to be followed first ahead of all other rules on the handing over of drinking bottles, city traffic, traffic congestions, etc.
During this time period, a pace car must accompany the cyclist whenever the cyclist is cycling along the Race route. Therefore, whenever the pace car stops, the cyclist must stop, and whenever the cyclist stops, the pace car must stop. Whenever the cyclist is cycling along the Race route at night, the cyclist must remain within the light beam of the pace car.
Also, at night, crewmembers must wear reflective vests whenever they exit the car they are riding in, whether that means a pace car, an escort vehicle, or a media car.
29. Private Film Crews
Mistakes and rules violations made by private film crews will be attributed to the cyclist/team that the film crew is covering.
30. Additional Rules for Team Cyclists
Except for at the very beginning of the race teams may choose how many cyclists they want on the course at any given time. Whenever a team has more than one cyclist on the course, those cyclists are allowed to draft off of each other.
If a team cyclist makes a wrong turn or otherwise gets lost, another team cyclist can continue the Race from any point along the official route that the team has already passed.
31. Exchanging Team Cyclists
An exchange of cyclists can only take place when the traffic situation allows it. Flying exchanges are not allowed in urban areas, in heavy traffic, or in proximity to intersections or traffic lights.
Moreover an exchange of cyclists can take place in TS and, if you want, in every moment of the race(respecting rules), but each Team have to inform Race Management by SMS with the name of the new cyclist on the track
For example: a team can plan an exchange cyclist every 50kms and every time Chief crew must send to Race Management by SMS the update of the cyclist in the Race
Rules for flying exchanges:
The cyclist who is taking over should be riding at very slow speed, waiting for the pace car and the cyclist who is handing over. When both cyclists are on a level with each other, the exchange is completed without the cyclists having to touch each other. The pace car then overtakes the cyclist and accompanies the new cyclist or picks up the former (only possible during the day).
Exchanges of cyclists during the night have to take place within the light beam of the pace car. The cyclist who is taking over is only allowed to accelerate within the light beam of the pace car. The cyclist’s speed should be slow enough to make a safe change possible.
When in doubt, it is better to stop briefly in order to make an exchange and then continue the race with the new cyclist.
Spying on other teams or cyclists is allowed, but only when using cars that are clearly marked as being involved in the Race. Please note that when spying, you are not allowed to disturb or harass any crewmembers or cyclists.
32. Cutoff Times
|Cathegory||540 – 11500 mt||340 km- 6500 mt|
|Race solo (male/female) self-supported||MAN 38 hours WOMAN 41||MAN 29 hours WOMAN 32|
|Race solo (male/female)||MAN 34 hours WOMAN 37||MAN 24 hours WOMAN 27|
|Team 2 (male/female/mixed)||32 hours||22 hours|
|Team 4 (male/female/mixed)||30 hours||22 hours|