The 2018 National Capital Tour will be conducted 100% on closed roads. Australian Federal Police, event moto-scouts, and event moto-commissaires will be providing coverage for road racing.
Day 1: Local Residents who live on the closed section of road will be permitted to enter and exit their properties. 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: Conducted on fully closed roads, however the law provides that emergency vehicles may navigate the road closure.
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 Sign Up 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 and sprint classifications. Dispensation for mechanical mishaps or accidents will be at the discretion of the Chief Commissaire.
The General Classification will be decided on elapsed time. The rider with the lowest aggregate for the three stages will be first on general classification, the rider with the next lowest aggregate will be second, and so on. 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. In the event of riders being tied on overall time, the result will be decided on a count back of the highest placed rider on the final stage.
The sprint classification will be decided on total points accumulated. The rider with the highest amount of points accumulated over the three stages will be first in the sprint classification. Points will be allocated at intermediate sprints and at the finish line of the road race and kermesse. No points will be awarded in the Individual Time Trial (ITT). Please refer to the race manual for a break down of the points allocated on each stage.
Spares vehicles will be provided for most grades. 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.
Numbers and timing tag
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 to registration 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.
Race numbers must be places on the riders jersey pockets facing vertically.
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 will be awarded in accordance with the table published in the event program.
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.
Sign on and marshalling
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 ITT, each rider must report to the start area 10 minutes before their specific start time.