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Article 1. Organization

 

Tour of Estonia 2018 is organized by Club Tartu Maraton (Laulupeo pst 25, 51007 Tartu, Estonia, ph: +372 7421 644, e-mail: tartumaraton@tartumaraton.ee)under the regulations of the International Cycling Union (UCI CR). It is to be held from 25.05.2018 to 26.05.2018. The race consists of2 stages.
Race Director is Mr. Indrek Kelk, ph: +372 7421 644; e-mail: indrek@tartumaraton.ee

 

Article 2. Type of event

 

The event is open to athletes of the ME and MUcategories. It is entered on the UCI Europe Tour calendar as a class 2.1event.
 
In conformity with the article 2.10.008 of the UCI CR points for the UCI Europe Tour ME and MU ranking are awarded as follows:

 

 Position 

 Final classification 

 Stages 

 Wearing the race leader's jersey per stage 

1

125

14

3

2

85

5

 

3

70

3  

4

60

 

 

5

50

 

 

6

40

 

 

7

35

   

8

30

   

9

25

   

10

20

   

11

15

   

12

10

   
13-15 5    
16-25 3    

 

Article 3. Participation and registration

 

Tour of Estonia 2018 is open to UCI World Teams (max 50%), UCI Professional Continental Teams, UCI Continental Teams and national teams as per UCI CR art. 2.1.005.
As per UCI CR art. 2.2.003 the teams must be formed of minimum 5 and maximum 7 riders.
 
Confirmation about accepting the invitation and preliminary registration on correctly filled UCI entry form should be sent by fax or e-mail to the organiser by January 30th 2018 at the latest. Final confirmation of starters takes place in Hotel Ülemiste conference hall (address: Lennujaama tee Str 2, Tallinn) on 24.05.2018 at 17:00–18:30.
 

Article 4. Race headquarters

 

In Tallinn the race headquarters is open on 24.05.2018 from 16:00 to 20:00at Hotel Ülemiste conference centre (address: Lennujaama tee Str 2, Tallinn) and on 25.05.2018 from 9:00 to 11:00 at Hotel Ülemiste car park.
InTartu the race headquarters is open on 25.05.2018 from 12:00 to 19:00 and on 26.05.2018 from 9:00 to 19:00 andis located at the start and finish area (next to Aura Centre, Turu str 10, Tartu).
 
Team representatives are requested to confirm their starters and collect the race numbers at the Hotel Ülemiste conference hall (address: Lennujaama tee Str 2, Tallinn) on 24.05.2018 from 17:00 to 18:30.

The team managers’ meeting, organized in accordance with the article 1.2.087 of the UCI regulations, in the presence of the Members of the Commissaires’ Panel, is scheduled for 24.05.2018 at 19:00 in Hotel Ülemiste conference hall(Lennujaama tee Str 2, Tallinn).
 

Article 5. Radio-tour

 

Race information will be broadcast throughout each stage. The allocated frequency will be provided at the team managers’ meeting.
Handout of radio transmitters to team managerswill take place every day at the starting area one hour before the start. Each team manager must sign the delivery sheet at receiving and returning of the transmitters, as well as to pay the security deposit 50 €. Transmitters must be returned immediately after each stage.
 

Article 6. Neutral technical support

 

The neutral support is taken care of by means of 3 neutral technical service cars and 1 neutral service motorbike.

 

Article 7. Bonuses

 

Bonuses, under the articles UCI CR 2.6.019 to 2.6.029, will be awarded as follows:
Intermediate sprints: 3” – 2” – 1”
Stages: 10” – 6” – 4”
 

Article 8. Finishing time limits

 

Taking into account the characteristics of each stage, the finishing time limits have been set as follows:
1. stage: 8%
2. stage – 1 lap 
In exceptional cases only, unpredictable and of force majeure, the Commissaires Panel may extend the finishing time limits after consultation with the organiser according to the UCI CR art. 2.6.032.

 

Article 9. Classifications

 

The race has 5 separate classifications:

 

9.1. General Individual Classification on time

 

General classification on time is decided by adding together the time taken by the riders on each stage, less any time bonuses and plus any time penalties. The rider leading this competition after the 1st stage will wear the blue leader jersey and receive a daily award. In the event of equality of time, the leading rider will be decided in accordance with the UCI CR art.  2.6.015.

 

9.2. General Individual Classification on points

 

The Points General Classification is decided by adding together the points awarded at each intermediate sprint and at each stage finish. The rider with the highest number of points, who completes the whole race, is the winner of the General Points Classification.
 
The points are awarded as follows:
Stage finishes: 10 – 9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 - 1
Intermediate sprints: 3 – 2 - 1
 
After the 1st stage the winner will wear red points’ jersey and receive a daily award. In the event of equality, the leader will be the rider with most stage wins or failing that, first places in the intermediate sprints counting for this classification. Failing that, the highest placed rider in the general classification will be the leader as indicated in UCI CR 2.6.017.

 

9.3. King of the Mountains (KOM)

 

Best climber is decided by points awarded on each designated climb.

Points are allocated at each KOM sprint as follows: 3 – 2 - 1 to the 3 first riders.

 

After the 1st stage, the leader will wear green mountain jersey. The leader will be the rider with the most points awarded on designated climbs. In the event of equality, the leader shall be decided in accordance with UCI CR art. 2.6.017.

 

9.4. The Best Young Rider Classification on overall time

 

The best young rider classification is open to riders born after 1st of January 1996.

The best young rider is decided by adding together the time taken by eligible riders on each stage, less any time bonuses and plus any time penalties. The rider leading this competition after the 1st stage will wear the white young rider’s jersey and receive a daily award. In the event of equality of time, the leading rider will be decided in the same manner as the overall general classification on time.

 

9.5. Team Classification on overall time

 

The Team award is decided on the total time of the first three riders in the team on each stage, excluding time bonuses. If there is equality on time the leader will be decided in accordance with UCI CR art. 2.6.016.
 
Jerseysawarded by the Organization must be worn for the duration of the following stage. For holders of more than one jersey at one time, the jersey to be worn shall be that with the highest ranking order of presence and the other jersey(s) shall be worn by the second place rider in the relevant classification.

 

Article 10. Prizes

The following prizes are awarded (in euros):

 

10.1. STAGES & OVERALL CLASSIFICATION

 

Place 1st stage 2nd stage Overall classifiaction
1st 1224 1224 1500
2nd 620 620 700
3rd 304 304 350
4th 154 154 200
5th 126 126 150
6th 90 90 100
7th 90 90 100
8th-9th 62 62 65
10th-20th 32 32 35

 

 

10.2. DAILY JERSEYS

 

 

Per day

Leader

200

Points

100

Mountain

100

Young

100


10.3. SPRINTS and KOM sprints

 

Placing

Per sprint

1st

100

 

 

 

 


10.4. OVERALL FINAL CLASSIFICATIONS

 

Placing

Points Mountain

Young

Team

1st

200

200

200

200

2nd

100

100

100

100

3rd

50

50

50

50

 

A grand total of 12 983 € will be awarded in prize money at the event.
 
NB! ALL PRIZES NAMED IN ARTICLE 10 WILL BE PAID OUT LESS TAX:
  1. 20% personal income tax according to the Estonian Tax Law
  2. 2% of the total prize fund by UCI Regulations to the CFAD
  3. 7% of the total prize fund by UCI Regulations to the End of Career Fund

According to the UCI CR art. 1.2.072 the prizes shall be paid to the beneficiary´s bank account only and not later than 90 days after the finish of the race. The bank transfer order will be based on the final classification and a special form with the beneficiary`s data, distributed by the organiser, which has to be filled in by the beneficiary before leaving the finish area.
 

Article 11. Antidoping

 

The UCI antidoping regulations are entirely applicable to the event.
The antidoping tests will take place as follows:
  • 1st stage: Aura Centre (Turu Str 10, Tartu);
  • 2nd stage: Aura Centre (Turu Str 10, Tartu).

 

Article 12. Awards ceremony

 

In accordance with the article 1.2.112 of the UCI CR, the following riders must attend the official awards ceremony:
•  The winner of the stage
•  The leaders in General, Points, Mountains and Best Young Rider classifications.
 
The riders will present themselves at the podium in a time limit of maximum 10 minutes after crossing the finish line.
 
Moreover, at the general finish of the event, the following riders must also present themselves at the final awards ceremony:
•  The first 3 of the event
•  The winners in the Points, Mountains and Best Young Rider classifications.
•  The winner of the team classification (at least three riders and the Team manager are requested for this ceremony).
 
Article 13. Penalties

The UCI penalty scale is the only one applicable.

 

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