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ARTICLE 1. ORGANIZATION
Tour of Estonia 2024 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 23.05.2024 to 25.05.2024. The race consists of prologue and 2 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 MU categories. It is entered on the UCI Europe Tour calendar as a class 2.1 event. 
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 

 Prologue and 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 2024 is open to UCI World Teams (max 50%), UCI Pro Teams, UCI Continental Teams, UCI Cyclo-Cross Professional 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 e-mail to the organiser by March 31st, 2024 at the latest. Final confirmation of starters takes place in Hotel Mercure conference hall (address: Lennujaama tee Str 2, Tallinn) on 23.05.2024 at 8:00–09:30.
ARTICLE 4. RACE HEADQUARTERS
In Tallinn the race headquarters is open on 22.05.2024 from 17:00 to 20:00 and on 23.05.2024 from 8:00 to 12:00 at Hotel Mercure conference centre (address: Lennujaama tee Str 2, Tallinn).
In Tartu the race headquarters is open on 24.05.2024 from 12:00 to 19:00 and on 25.05.2024 from 9:00 to 19:00 and is located at the start and finish area (next to Aura Centre, Turu str 10, Tartu). On 23.05.2024 and 24.05.2024 the mobile race office will be open at the start and finish areas of the stages starting 1,5 hours before the start and closing 1 hour after the finish.
Team representatives are requested to confirm their starters and collect the race numbers at the Hotel Mercure conference hall (address: Lennujaama tee Str 2, Tallinn) on 23.05.2024 from 8:00 to 09:30. 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 23.05.2024 at 10:00 in Hotel Mercure conference hall (Lennujaama tee Str 2, Tallinn).
ARTICLE 5. STARTING ORDER FOR PROLOGUE
The starting order for the prologue, according to UCI CR 2.6.023 shall be determined by the organiser in agreement with the commissaires panel; each team shall determine the order in which its riders shall start. The riders will start with 30 second intervals. Nevertheless, the Commissaires Panel may modify that order to avoid two riders of the same team riding consecutively. NB! On the prologue only normal road bikes are allowed. No specialized time trial equipment (bikes, handlebars, helmets) can be used!
ARTICLE 6. 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 managers will 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 7. NEUTRAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT
The neutral support is taken care of by means of: 3 neutral technical service cars and 1 neutral service motorbike.
ARTICLE 8. BONUSES
Bonuses, under the articles UCI CR 2.6.019, will be awarded as follows:
• Intermediate sprints: 3” – 2” – 1”
• Stages:   10” – 6” – 4”
• Prologue:  no bonuses on individual time trial stage
ARTICLE 9. 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 – 12%
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 10. CLASSIFICATIONS
The race has 5 separate classifications:
10.1. 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 prologue will wear the yellow 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.
10.2. 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 green points jersey. 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.
10.3. 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 red 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.
10.4. The Best Young Rider Classification on overall time
The best young rider classification is open to riders born after 31th December 2001.
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 prologue 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.
10.5. Team Classification on overall time
The Team award is decided on the total time of the first three individual times 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.
Jerseys awarded 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 11. PRIZES
The following prizes are awarded (in euros):

11.1. STAGES & OVERALL CLASSIFICATION

Place Prologue 1st stage 2nd stage Overall classifiaction
1st 1043 2106 2106 2106
2nd 511 1021 1021 1021
3rd 259 501 501 501
4th 130 235 235 235
5th 109 207 207 207
6-7th 81 148 148 148
8-9th 56 103 103 103
10-20th 28 53 53 53

11.2. DAILY JERSEYS

  Prologue Per stage
Leader 200 200
Points - 100
Mountain - 100
Young 100 100

11.3. SPRINTS and KOM sprints

Placing

Per sprint

1st

100


11.4. 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 23 663 € will be awarded in prize money at the event.

All prizes named in Article 11 will be paid out less Estonian personal income tax and mandatory deductions listed in UCI Financial Obligations. Payments will be managed via the UCI Centralized Prize Money Management Platform (CPM) as set in article 1.2.071 and 1.2.072 of the UCI CR. 

 

ARTICLE 12. ANTIDOPING
The UCI and Estonian antidoping regulations are entirely applicable to the event. 

The antidoping tests will take place as follows:

  • Prologue: Tallinna Song Festival Grounds (Narva mnt 95, Tallinn)
  • 1st stage: Aura Centre (Turu Str 10, Tartu);
  • 2nd stage: Aura Centre (Turu Str 10, Tartu);

ARTICLE 13. AWARDS CEREMONY
In accordance with the article 1.2.112 and 2.6.018 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 14. PENALTIES
The UCI penalty scale is the only one applicable.

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