Race Conditions

The 2019 Peter Blackshaw Real Estate Canberra Junior & Women’s Tour will be conducted on closed roads with a few minor exceptions.

The U9 to U15 categories will be conducted 100% on closed roads. Australian Federal Police, event moto-scouts, and event moto-commissaires will be providing coverage for road racing.

Exceptions:

Day 1: Local Residents who live on the closed section of road will be permitted. All will have been informed, and event moto officials will provide coverage. Access to local residents who live outside the closed zone will not be permitted.

Day 2 is conducted on fully closed roads, however residents who live on the closed section of the road will be permitted.
(U17+ only) Day 2 Road Race Stage: between Uriarra Homestead and the Uriarra Forest Turn-point will be traffic-managed, speed-limit reduced open roads. This section of road is generally quiet, but can not be closed, as it is an access road to Tumut.

Cycling ACT Technical Regulations apply. Riders must obey ACT road rules and follow Officials’ directions at all times.

No following cars are allowed

Official Lead and Spares Vehicles may register via the Volunteer Signup page, and will be in contact with the Commissaires’ Vehicle via race radio.  Unauthorised following vehicles may attract a penalty to riders associated with the vehicle.  Riders must not pass the Lead Vehicle.

Intersections will be marshalled by traffic controllers.  While every effort has been made to ‘mark out’ and officiate the race route, it is still the competitor’s responsibility to be fully conversant with the race route.  The promoters and officials take no responsibility for competitors travelling ‘off course’.

Riders must complete each stage to compete in the next stage to be eligible for General Classification, KOM/QOM, Sprint, and Young Rider classifications.  Dispensation for mechanical mishaps or accidents will be at the discretion of the Chief Commissaire.

Spares

Spares vehicles will be provided for most grades.  Riders not placing spares in a vehicle (where available) are to carry spare tyres, tubes and a pump.  Spares once placed in the Spares Vehicle will be considered NEUTRAL. Riders are encouraged to carry a pump and spare tube as there may be long periods before a rider will encounter a spares vehicle in a position to assist if they flat while separated from their main race bunch. A Sag Wagon(s) will also follow the race.

Roll Out Distances

For all junior categories, male and female, the following maximum roll out distances shall apply.

  • U11 Boys & Girls                           5.50 metres
  • U13 Boys & Girls                           5.50 metres
  • U15 Men & Women                      6.00 metres
  • U17 Men & Women                      7.00 metres
  • U19 Men                                         7.930 metres

NOTE: U15, U17 and U19 Adjusting or blocking off gears on the rear cluster by adjusting the rear derailleur is NOT permitted.

Riders will have their places recorded at the end of each stage via the automated timing and results system.  If a rider loses or damages the RFID tag during a stage then they should speak to the Commissaire immeadiately after the completion of the stage in regards to claiming their place.

 General Classification

A riders place is determined by an automated timing device once the RFID wheel tag attached to the rider’s front fork crosses the finish line. Any problems should be reported to the relevant Commissaire before the next stage.

The Tour will be decided on elapsed time.  The rider with the lowest aggregate for the four stages will be the first on general classification / young rider classification, the rider with the next lowest aggregate will be second, and so on. In the event of a tie the result will be decided on the position achieved in the Individual Time Trial (stage 1).

KOM/QOM Classification

The U15 and older age categories (including Open Women) will contest a KOM and QOM competition.

Points: 1st—7 points, 2nd—5 points, 3rd—3 points, 4th—1 point.

For more details, see the event program.

Sprint Classification

The U15 and older age categories (including Open Women) will contest a Sprint Classification.

Points: 1st—7 points, 2nd—5 points, 3rd—3 points, 4th—1 point.

For more details, see the event program.

Young Rider Classification

The first year of each age category in the U15 and U17 categories will contest a Young Rider Classification.

Points: 1st—7 points, 2nd—5 points, 3rd—3 points, 4th—1 point.

For more details, see the event program.

Numbers

Two race numbers and an RFID wheel tag will be provided to each competitor.  Numbers and wheel tags will be retained by, and be the responsibility of, each competitor until the end of the Tour.  Retiring riders are to return numbers and wheel tags as soon as practicable.  Loss of RFID wheel tag will incur a $25 cost to cover the replacement of the tag.  Your Licence will be retained by ACT Cycling until the matter is resolved. Instructions on how to fit the wheel tag can be found here.

Race Penalties

First Infringement                Rider will be warned by a Race Official

Second Infringement          Rider will be fined $50

Third Infringement              Rider will be disqualified

Prize Money

No prize money will be awarded in accordance to Cycling Australia’s Junior Cycling Policy. For U19 men and women and Women’s A, B and C grade, all GC podium finishers, stage winners, and jersey winners will receive free entry to the 2019 National Capital Tour.

Event Schedule

An Event Schedule will be included in the program and will also be available for download from here.  The Schedule should be used as a guide and may be adjusted throughout the Tour as required to ensure the smooth running of the event.

Where changes are necessary they will be announced over the race Public Address system.

Riders should report to the marshalling area to sign on prior to the commencement of each stage, and then remain in the marshalling compound. Sign on closes 10 minutes prior to the advertised start time of each race. Any rider not signing on will be declared a DNS

For the Individual Time Trial, riders will need to rollout immediately prior to their start (junior categories only) and they should allow sufficient time for this to occur.

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