Regulations

SUMMARY SHEET

Name: Alps2Riviera

Type: Randonnée – cycling cicloturistica with French style start

Dates of event: from 12 to 18 May 2019
Starting City
: Bielmonte (Biella)
Stages
: 6 stages

Arrival City: San Remo

Organization:  Biella Welcome & Nyala Wonder Travel
Sporting club organization: UC San Remo
Aegis
: ACSI Ciclismo

 

REGULATIONS OF THE EVENT

The event is to be regarded as a Randonnée, a cycling  cicloturistica with French style start, non-competitive, under the aegis of ACSI Ciclismo.

AGE LIMITS

The event is open to all male and female cicloturisti cyclists from the ages of 18 to 70, provided they have attained the required age by the first day of the race, in compliance with a license for the current year.

SPORTS LICENSE

The possession of a valid sports license is an obligatory requirement in order to participate in the event. 

  1. a) Athletes licensed in Italy

Athletes licensed in Italy can participate provided they are in possession of one of the following requirements: 

  • athletes who have an ACSI license valid for 2019      
  • athletes who have an FCI license (Italian Cycling Federation) valid for 2019
  • athletes who have an EPS license associated with  ACSI for 2019
  • athletes who have an FCI Bike Card license valid for 2019, to be presented together with the license of the associated EPS that issued it. 
  1. b)  Athletes licensed abroad 

Athletes licensed abroad may participate provided they are in possession of a license of a Federation that is recognized by UCI (International Cycling Union) valid for 2019.

Please note.
The following licenses are NOT recognized:

  • those issued by foreign sports promotion bodies that are not affiliated with UCI, such as, for example UFOLEP (France), VWB (Belgium), NTFU (Netherlands), Federaçao Cicloturistica Portuguesa (Portugal), etc.
  • those that are valid for the practise of other sporting disciplines such as the  triathlon or light athletics.
  1. c) Athletes who are not licensed

All athletes who are not licensed or in possession of licenses that are not recognized can participate by registering for an ACSI Base license with annual validity.

In this case it will be requested that the following are presented

  • license request form supplied by the organization,  completed in all its sections.
  • license photo in color in JPG format, with resolution to 300 dpi and dimensions of 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm  
  • a medical certificate valid for competitive cycling , completed 
    • on the ASL form for those resident in Italy
    • on a form supplied by the organization for those not resident in Italy  

The deadline for presenting the completed documentation for registration of the ACSI base license is set for 30 April.

Anyone who does not present the completed documentation indicated above will not be able to take part in the event, and will not have the right to any reimbursement in relation to the registration fee paid. 

The ACSI base license includes the following ceilings for insurance cover:

  • Accidents: € 80,000.00 in case of death, € 80,000.00 in case of permanent injury with  7% deductible for the race and 8% for training.  € 20.00 daily allowance for hospital stay, with 5 days deductible to a maximum of  90 days, € 15.00 daily allowance for a cast, with a deductible of 5 days and a maximum of 20 days.
  • Civil Responsibility towards Third Parties: maximum of one only € 1,500,000.00, with a deductible of € 200.00 for training. 

All the related documentation is available on the site ciclismo.acsi.it/assicurazioni

ELECTIVE INSURANCE

Other than the obligatory insurance cover included in the sports license, the organization advises the additional cover of:

  • travel insurance with medical coverage and baggage protection
  • insurance for cancellation of the trip

The official travel agency of the event is at your disposal for arranging any additional insurance of this type. 

BICYCLES ALLOWED

All road bicycles of the muscle or assisted (E-bike) road type are allowed provided they conform to the rules of the road and are maintained in good condition. 

It is obligatory for participants with  e-bikes to always carry a fully charged battery with them in their back pack. The organization reserves the right to charge the participants the costs of recovery caused by their own negligence. 

 

REGISTRATION

Registration for the event can be carried out through

  • the official website of the event 
  • one of the official tour operators of the event 

For administrative reasons no other forms of registration will be allowed.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION

The deadline for registration is set at 30 April.

It will not be possible to register after this date and it will not be possible to register directly on the day of the start. 

COST OF PARTICIPATION 

The cost of registration is

  • € 1199.00 for registration done online by 31 January
  • € 1299.00 for registration done online by 30 April

The forms of payment accepted are: 

  • Visa or Mastercard credit cards, available up to 30 April 
  • Paypal, available up to 30 April 
  • bank transfer, available up to 15 April

The rates shown are net, 

Bank costs are included for payments by Visa, MC and bank drafts, whereas a cost of 5% for payments with Paypal and € 20.00 for bank transfers from outside the EU is required. 

SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE COST OF PARTICIPATION

The cost of participation includes: 

  • souvenir jersey (reserved only for those who have registered and paid their registration fee correctly by 31 March)
  • participation number
  • roadbook with illustration of the stages 
  • GPS tracking of the individual stages
  • mechanical assistance service and recovery in case of abandonment 
  • baggage transport service stage by stage, with the limit of 1 bag per participant, with maximum dimensions of 60x45x25 cm
  • 7 nights in a hotel for all the stages including
      • breakfast 
      • a mid-afternoon snack
      • group dinner
      • overnight stay

not included in the price:

  • transfer from the airport of arrival to the first stage
  • transfer from the hotel of arrival to the airport of departure
  • transfer of bulky baggage (bicycle bags, suitcases, etc.) directly from the hotel of the start of the first stage to the hotel of arrival at the last stage 

These services can be purchased separately through the registration system for the event. 

REGULATORY RULES OF THE PARTICIPATION FEE 

Through the completion of  registration to the event, the participant accepts all the clauses of both the regulations of the event and those stated in the General Conditions of the contract for the sale of package holidays described on the official website of the event. 

The participation fee is intended as an all-inclusive tourist package and  it meets the General Conditions of the contract for the sale of tourist packages that are mentioned on the official website of the event. 

The tourist package is marketed by:
NYALA WONDER TRAVEL D.M.C.
Via Solaro 134 –  18038 San Remo – Italy
Owner
: NWT S.r.l. – Headquarters in Turin, Corso Palestro 9
Tax code and VAT No. 10925080011
C.C.I.A.A. Torino R.E.A n. 1173522

Insurance policy UNIPOLSAI 1124800004977
Travel agency licence Liguria Region no. 244 

REGULATIONS

By signing the registration form, you declare that you have read and approved the regulations, that you are in good physical condition, that you have a certificate stating that you are fit for the practice of competitive sports issued after a sports medical examination, or that you have a competitive sports medical certificate suitable for registration to a day license.  

CANCELLATION OF PARTICIPATION 

In case of cancellation of participation in the event, the policy of booking and cancellation found in the Technical Specifications of the attached tourist package are applicable, published on the official website of the event. 

RANKINGS 

At the end of the event a classification of rankings will not be compiled. The finisher medal will be given out to all the participants on the final evening.  

VERIFICATION

Verification of the sports license, distribution of the number and the intended materials will take place 

Saturday 11 May 2019, from 10.00 am to 7:00 pm  
in
Bielmonte (Biella)
at the
Hotel Bucaneve

Not presenting the sporting license indicated at the time of registration will result in exclusion from the competition. 

 

MEETING PLACE

The meeting place is set for 

Sunday 12 May 2019, at 8:30 am
in
Bielmonte (Biella)
at the Hotel Bucaneve

 

START 

The start will take place in the French style. 

CHECKS 

The roadbook of the event contains spaces where the stamps of the obligatory points of passage must be entered. 

HELMET AND OBLIGATORY MATERIALS 

It is obligatory to use the rigid approved helmet that must be worn even when making an ascent. 

The participants must always have the following obligatory equipment with them, at risk of being excluded from the event: 

  • GPS satellite navigator 
  • Bicycle distance counter 
  • Water bottle with water 
  • Cap or headgear 
  • Waterproof clothing 
  • Cellphone that is charged and equipped with charger 
  • Anti-theft bicycle lock 
  • Spare tire or inner tube equipment 
  • Charger for bicycle battery, if you are using an e-bike
  • Spare battery, if you are using an e-bike

 

You are also advised to have the following equipment: 

  • comfortable shoes if you are using bicycle shoes, 
  • sweatshirt
  • sun cream
  • anti-mosquito cream

FOLLOWING VEHICLES 

According to the laws in force following vehicles are not allowed, except for those belonging to  the organization. 

 

ROAD TRAFFIC 

All the roads followed during the event are OPEN to traffic. There must be absolute respect  and observance of the Highway Code. 

MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE 

A mechanical assistance service is planned as well as the recovery of participants that abandon the event and their bicycles. 

STAGES

The event is divided into 6 stages, and the complete itinerary is shown on the official website of the event and in the road book distributed to participants. 

stage no. from to km
1 Falletti-Guelpa Sandigliano 82
2 Sandigliano Cantone Cerreto 110
3 Cantone Cerreto Zerbe Superiori 139
4 Fabbricone Alba 122
5 Alba Bossieta 97
6 Bossieta San Remo 79

 

COMPLAINTS 

Any complaints must be addressed to the competition judges in the terms of the regulations and accompanied by the tax required by the rules. Collective claims or complaints are not allowed, if they are signed by more than one person. 

PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY 

The award ceremony with the distribution of certificates of participation will take place during  dinner on 18 May in San Remo. 

DISQUALIFICATION 

The following types of behaviour will be sanctioned by disqualification of the competitor: 

  • participating with another rider’s bib  
  • throwing rubbish on the road 
  • not observing the rules of the road  
  • not respecting these regulations  

ACCEPTANCE OF THE REGULATIONS 

By signing the registration form, even online, the competitor declares themselves to be in possession of the medical certificate according to the rule of 18/02/82, to be in possession of the correct license, third party insurance and to accept these regulations. 

 

PRIVACY

By signing the registration form , even online, the participant declares that they have read the privacy policy according to the legislation 196/2003 and successive changes, made available on the website of the event and expressing the informed consent to the use, by the organizer and its partners, of their personal data for the purpose of complying with the administrative and accounting obligations and organizational necessities, concerning the management of registration, the formation of the final timetable and the promotional initiatives connected to the event. The participant furthermore gives their informed consent to the users of their images for the promotional aims of the event, including publication on their internet sites, social networks, DVD promotions etc.  

ETHICAL REQUIREMENTS 

By signing and submitting the registration form, the participant, together with the representative of their team, self-certifies the inexistence of sports, civil and / or penal sanctions or investigations in progress against him for doping-related facts and declares not to having used – and not to use – substances included in the anti-doping list of the World Anti-Doping Agency  (WADA). False self-certification will be prosecuted according to the law.  Professionals, the elite (men and women) and those under 23, are admitted exclusively for promotional purposes and upon invitation by the Organizing Committee. 

CHANGES TO THE REGULATIONS 

The organization reserves the right to make changes to the regulations. The official website will be considered the official organ of the event.  All official communications will be made through the website.  

RESPONSABILITY

The Organizing Company declines any responsibility for any accidents or damage happening to the participants, to third parties or things, occurring before, during or after the running of the event, and reserves the right to accept registrations at its sole discretion. 

 

SAFETY

Be careful! Increasingly there are groups of thieves that specialize in targeting bicycle races at international level.  Never leave your vehicle unlocked, in particular if it  has bicycle equipment on board. The organization does not take responsibility for thefts or damage to vehicles and their contents. 

HIGHWAY CODE 

Each participant is considered to be on a personal excursion: it is obligatory to observe the rules of the road and traffic circulation. The road will not be protected. 

JURISDICTION 

In case of any controversy the applicable jurisdiction is that of Imperia.

REASONS OF FORCE MAJEURE 

Whenever the competition is cancelled for reasons of force majeure, for example as a result of a bad weather alert from the relevant authorities, the registration fee will not be reimbursed.  

 

The regulations translated into other languages are offered as an act of courtesy. In case of any dispute the wording of the regulations in Italian will be valid.