RULES & REGULATIONS

1. Organization

Grand Prix Velo Erciyes ME 2019 is organized by Turkish Cycling Federation and Tashra Tour (Erciyes Plateau, No: 126, 38400 Melikgazi, Kayseri, Turkey)

Ph: +90 532 336 56 46 E-mail: info@veloerciyes.com 

The race is held under the regulations of the International Cycling Union (UCI CR). It will be held 06.09.2019.

The race will be one day.

Race Director is Mr. Mustafa Kemal Canfedai

 ph: +90 532 336 56 46; e-mail: info@veloerciyes.com

2. Race Class

The race is registered as ME 1.2 class. In accordance with article 2.10.008, points shall be awarded for Grand Prix Velo Erciyes 1.2 as follows:

40, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 3, 3, 3 points to 10 best placed cyclists in general classification of the race, for Men Elite and U23 UCI World and UCI Europe Tour rankings. The race is entered on UCI Europe Tour Calendar.

3. Participation and registration

Grand Prix Velo Erciyes is open to UCI Pro-Continental foreign teams (max2), UCI Pro-Continental of the country (max 2), UCI Continental teams, as well as National, Regional and Club Cycling teams art. 2.1.005 of the UCI regulations.

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 August 31st 2019 at the latest. Final confirmation of starters takes place in Hotel Ramada conference hall (address: Erciyes Plateau, No: 126, 38400 Melikgazi, Kayseri, Turkey) on 05.09.2019 at 16:00–17:30.

The field for the 2019 Grand Prix Velo Erciyes is limited to 25 teams of seven riders for race management and safety purposes.

All riders must have Elite (NZ riders) or International (overseas riders) licenses endorsed by National Federations associated with the UCI.

All International riders must have their appropriate personal (health/accident) insurance linked to their International license.

4. Race headquarters

In Erciyes the race headquarters is open on 05.09.2019 from 10:00 to 18:00 at Ramada Resort Erciyes Hotel Lobby

Team representatives are requested to confirm their starters and collect the race numbers at the Hotel Ramada Resort Erciyes conference hall (address: Erciyes Plateau, No: 126, 38400 Melikgazi, Kayseri, Turkey) on 05.09.2019 from 16:00 to 17:00.

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 05.09.2019 at 17:15 in Hotel Ramada Resort Erciyes conference hall (Erciyes Plateau, No: 126, 38400 Melikgazi, Kayseri, Turkey)

5. Radio-tour

Race information will be broadcast throughout in the stage. The allocated frequency will be provided at the team managers’ meeting.

Handout of radio transmitters to team managers will take place after technical meeting. Transmitters must be returned immediately after the race.

6. Neutral technical support

The neutral technical support will be provided by SHIMANO and managed by using 3 cars with standard equipment.

7. Time Limit

The time limit for the Grand Prix Velo Erciyes is 8%.

8. Timekeeping

All recorded times will be rounded down to the nearest second.

Live results will be live in www.veloerciyes.com/gpveloerciyes

9 .Prize List

The prize list in accordance with UCI Regulations for class 1.2 race – Europe 3 scale.

The details will be announced on technical meeting. Prize money will be mailed directly from the organizer after receiving the official results of anti-doping testing. Please take note that all prizes are subject Turkish fiscal law. That means we will apply a 24% tax on every prize. Also we will collect 2% for Fund to the BADES.

10. Anti-Doping Test

The UCI anti-doping regulations are entirely applicable to the event. Moreover and in conforrmity with the law of Turkey, the Turkish anti-doping legislation is applicable in addition to the UCI anti-doping regulations. The anti-doping tests will take place at Develi. A notice will be displayed close to the race finish and at the control station entrance.

11. Ceremony

In accordance to the Art. 1.2.112 of the UCI rules, following riders must attend the award ceremony: The 3 finalists of the event will have to proceed to the podium. In addition the 1st youngest rider will be also awarded. The classification will include riders born between years 1997-2000. All riders must present themselves wearing their team jersey. Ceremony shall be held 15 minutes after first three riders’ arrival.

12. Penalties

The penalties are in accordance with UCI Regulations.

13. Race Security Rules

The race will be held under limited traffic conditions. The traffic will be stopped on intersections in order to enable smooth crossing of leading riders and the peloton. In case of riders dropped behind more than 15 minutes to the peloton, they may find themselves in open traffic and the competitors in question will be withdrawn from the race. All riders, technical cars and race personnel moving outside the race column are obliged to follow the Turkish Highway Code.

All support vehicles must follow the instructions of the commissaries and the police. At the finish area support cars must follow the instructions of the organizing personnel and park on designated points.

In case of accident, the vehicle must stop, warning lights must be turned on, both police and emergency services should be informed and first aid started.

The race will be accompanied by police vehicles, motorbikes with at least blue lights on including. When these vehicles approach, race participants must take special precautions according to the traffic regulations as they may drop into open traffic conditions.

14. Feeding

Feeding will be allowed after first 30 km up to 20 km to go.

15. Race program, route maps & profiles, race itinerary

Detailed race program, itinerary, plans & profiles, as well as operational details like: accomodation, meals, meetings, payment of prize money, transfers to the start and from finish to the hotels you may found on:

www.veloerciyes.com/gpveloerciyes

The Commissaries’ Panel will be announced during technical meeting.

16. Final Provisions

a) All participants should be adequately insured.

b) Money prizes are subject to taxation in accordance with the current tax.

c) All participants are required to read the rules of the competition.

d) The matters not included in this specific regulations, Organizer decides in accordance with the UCI Regulations.

17. Results

The results of the race will be printed and also will be promptly published on the website :

www.veloerciyes.com/gpveloerciyes

18. Cycling and the Environment
The organizer wishes to remind all parties involved in the race to be sensitive to environmental concerns. As the race route will pass through forested areas, the environmental impact of the race must be minimized. Please be reminded that causing damage to the flora and fauna is strictly prohibited.

19. Hospital Address

  • Develi Hatice Muammer Kocatürk Government Hospital 38° 23´ 12.0372″ ve 35° 29´ 9.7908″.

Address : Camiicedit, Hastane Cd. 38400 Develi/Kayseri

  • Yahyalı Government Hospital

Address : Gazibeyli, Şht. Osman Kırık Cd. No:11, 38500 Yahyalı/Kayseri

  • Kayseri Government Hospital

Address: Sanayi, Atatürk Blv. No:87, 38010 Kocasinan/Kayseri 38° 43´ 39.4140″ ve 35° 28´ 43.4388″.