2014 Tour of Fuzhou (14th Nov. – 16th Nov.)
Specific Rules and Regulations
Article 1: Organization
Tour of Fuzhou 2014 is organized by the Chinese Cycling Association and co-organized by Fujian Sports Administration (No.158 Huanqiu Square, B.19 Floor, Wusi Rd. Fuzhou, Fujian, China), under the regulations of UCI ( International Cycling Union ) and the specific regulations of this tour. It is to be held on November 14th to 16th over 3 stages and a total distance of approximately 367.1 km.
Article 2: Type of Event
The event is open to athletes of the Men Elite and Under 23 categories. The event is entered on the UCI Asian Tour Calendar and registered as a class 2.2 event.
In conformity with the UCI rules article No. 2.11.014, points are awarded to the first 8 riders in the Individual General Classifications as follows:
40;30;16;12;10;8;6 and 3 points to the first 8 riders in the Final Classifications;
8;5 and 2 points to the first 3 riders of the stage;
4 points to the race leader’s jersey (yellow) owner per stage.
Article 3: Participation
As per article 2.1.005 of the UCI regulations, the event is open to the following teams: UCI Pro. Continental Teams, UCI Continental Teams, National Teams, Regional Teams and Club Teams.
As per article 2.2.003 of the UCI regulations, the maximum number of riders each team is 6 and the minimum number of riders is 4 and the maximum number of the officials is 3.
As per article 1.2.052 of UCI Regulations, National, Regional and Club Teams and their respective riders may not start in competitions abroad unless they hold authorization in writing issue by their federation (except teams and riders from the same federation). The authorization must carry the dates of validity and the names of the riders concerned. The riders from the club must hold the valid license that stated the club names on the licenses.
All participant teams must have insurance over all their team members during the period of the race, the organizer responsible only the first aid and/or transit to the nearby hospital in case of any accident or health problems, the medical expenses outside those mentioned should be borne by teams or federations concerned.
Article 4: Race Headquarters
The Race Headquarters is located at Smiler Hotspring Hotel of Yongtai County, Fuzhou, starting from 12th November, 2014 to 17th November, 2014, open from 09:00 to 22:00.
Address: NO.3, Yangting Road of Chengfeng Town, Yongtai County, Fuzhou City, Fujian Province
Fax: 86 591 24835727
Race Director: Mrs. Han Jiling
Address: 100049, Chinese Cycling Association, No.5, Laoshan West Street, Shijingshan District of Beijing, China
Tel：86 10 68862589
Fax：86 10 68862589
Article 5: Team Managers’ Meeting and License Control
License and teams’ jersey control will be conducted on 13th November, from 15:00 to 16:50 on the third floor of Smiler Hotspring Hotel. Team representatives shall confirm their starting riders and collect their race number at the same time.
The team managers’ meeting, organized in accordance with article 1.2.087 of the UCI regulations in the presence of the members of the Panel of Commissaires, is scheduled at 17:00 on 13th November, on the third floor of Smiler Hotspring Hotel.
Article 6: Radio-Tour
Race information will be broadcast on the following frequency: (will be informed at the team manager’s meeting)
All information will be announced in English and Chinese.
Article 7: Neutral Technical Support
Shimano will provide the technical support service.
The neutral support will provide 3 neutral cars and 2 neutral motor cycles.
Article 8: Race Incidents Occurring in the Last 3 Kilometers
The UCI Rules Art. No. 2.6.027 will apply.
Article 9: Finishing Time Limit
The finishing time limits have been set up as below:
Stage 1: 5%
Stage 2: 16%
Stage 3: 5%
The time limit may, in exceptional circumstances, be increased by the Commissaires’ Panel in agreement with the Organizer according to UCI Cycling Regulations article 2.6.032.
Article 10: Classifications, Time Bonuses, Posting
The following classification(s) will be issued:
10.1 General Individual Classification by time (Yellow Jersey)
10.1.1 The time as recorded by the timekeeper shall be entered in the individual general time classifications. Bonuses are only taken into consideration for the individual general classification.
10.1.2 When two or more riders make the same time in the general individual classification time placing, UCI Cycling Regulations article 2.6.015 will be applied.
10.1.3 The leader of individual general classification will receive a daily award.
10.2 Team General Classification by Time:
10.2.1 The team classification for the day shall be calculated on the basis of the sum of the first three best individual times from each team. In the event of a tie, the teams shall be separated by the sum of the places acquired by their three best place riders on the stage. If the teams are still tied, they shall be separated by the placing of their best rider on the stage classification.
10.2.2 The team general classification shall be calculated on the basis of the sum of the three best individual times from each team in each stage ridden. In the event of a draw, the following criteria shall be applied in order until the teams are separated:
a． Numbers of first place in the daily team classifications;
b． Numbers of second places in the daily team classifications etc.
If there is still a draw, the teams shall be separated by the placing of their best rider in the general individual classification.
10.2.3 Any team reduced to fewer than three riders shall be eliminated from the general team classification.
10.2.4 The riders of the team leading the team classification shall be required to wear the corresponding distinctive sign.
3 General Points Classifications (Green Jersey):
10.3.1 The point classification is drawn up by totaling the points awarded in each of 3 stages, and in the intermediate sprints.
10.3.2 Points are awarded for each stage finished: 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point to the first 10 riders in each of stage.
10.3.3 Points are awarded for each intermediate sprints: 5, 3 and 1 point for the first 3 riders respectively.
10.3.4 In accordance with article 2.6.017 of the UCI regulations, in the event of a tie in the general classification by points, the following criteria shall be applied in order until the riders are separated:
a． Numbers of stage win.
b． Numbers of wins in intermediate sprints counting for the general points classification.
c． General individual classification by time.
10.3.5 The stage intermediate sprint(s): The first 3 riders of each intermediate sprint will receive a daily award.
10.3.6 The leader of the point classification will receive a daily award.
10.3.8 To receive the prizes for the general points classification, each competitor must completed the whole course of the race within the time limits set by the organizers.
10.4 KOM General Classification (Polka-Dot Jersey):
A “KOM” general classification is to be contested over the 3 counting climbs for this classification.
In accordance with article 2.6.017 of the UCI Cycling Regulations:
In the event of a tie in the “KOM”
Classification in the following criteria shall be applied in order until the riders are separated:
a． Number of first places in 1st category climbs;
b． Number of first places in 2nd category climbs.
c． Number of first places in 3rd category climbs.
The first few riders of each stage’s “KOM” classification (see the prize money list) will receive a daily arard.
Points for each category:
1st category climb: 9, 7, 5, 3, 2 and 1 point for the first six riders.
2nd category climb: 7, 5, 3, 2 and 1 point for the first five riders.
3rd category climb: 3 ,2 and 1 point for the first three riders.
To receive the prizes for the “KOM” classification, each competitor must have completed the whole course of the race within the time limits set by the organizers.ge Distances from the start/Km
10.5 The Best Great China Individual General Classification (White Jersey)
The Best Great China Individual Classification concerns only the riders belonging to China Mainland, Hong Kong China,
Macau China and Chinese Taipei with the license issued by their National Federation respectively.
In the event of a tie the Article 10.1.2 of this Specific Regulations shall apply.
The leader of this classification will wear White Jersey and receive a daily award.
10.6 The Best Great China Team General Classification
The Best Great China team is decided according to the position of Great China riders from the Great China team in the general team classification (see the Article 10.1.2 of this Specific Regulations).
10.7 Leader’s Jersey
The leader of each classification shall be required to wear the corresponding distinctive jersey.
If a rider is leading more than one classification, the order of priority of the distinctive jerseys shall be as follows:
1) General Individual classification by time (Yellow Jersey);
2) General Individual classification by points (Green Jersey);
3) General Individual “ KOM” classification (Polka – dot Jersey);
4) General Individual Great China classification (White Jersey).
10.8 Time Bonuses:
1） Stage Classification: 10, 6 and 4 seconds for the first three riders.
2） Intermediate sprints: 3, 2 and 1 second for the first three riders.
Article 11: Refreshments
11.1 Refreshments shall be allowed to distribute from the team cars.
11.2 No feed-zone will be provided for all stages.
Article 12: PRIZE List and Special Primes
The following prizes and special primes will be awarded for the 2014 Tour of Fuzhou. The athletes’ contribution to the Funds of End-of-Career (CPA) of 7% and to the Cycling Anti-doping Foundation (CADF) of 2%, those amounts will be deducted from the prize money. After 2% and 7% deduction, there is a 20% individual income tax, which will be deducted according to the PRC tax law. The remaining part will be paid in cash to the team managers at the closing ceremony.。
Article 13: Anti-doping
The UCI anti-doping regulations are entirely applicable to the event.The anti-doping tests will take place close to the Finishing line of each stage.
Article 14: Award Ceremony
In accordance with article 1.2.112 of the UCI rules, the following riders must attend the official awards ceremony:
1).The first 3 riders of each stage;
2).The leader of the Great China Individual General Classification;
3).The leader of the KOM Classification;
4) The leader of the Points General Classification;
5) The leader of the Individual General Classification.
The riders to be awarded will present themselves:
1). at the podium immediately after crossing the finishing line.
2). at the press conference right after the awards ceremony.
Moreover, at the end of stage 3, the following riders must also present themselves at the final awards ceremony (closing ceremony):
1). The Top 3 of Stage 3;
2). The Top 3 Teams in Great China Team General Classification;
3). The First 3 Teams in the Team General Classification;
4). The Winner of the Great China Individual Classification;
5). The Winner of KOM General Classification;
6). The Winner of Points General Classification;
7). The Winner of General Individual Classification
Article 15: Penalties
The UCI penalty scale is the only one applicable.
Article 16: Protect the Green Environment
We appreciate it if the team managers, competitors and other team staff would pay attention to hygiene and public health.
Article 17: Miscellaneous
Team managers, competitors and other team staff in each team participating in this event must respect these specific regulations and the UCI regulations.