The 102nd PARIS-TOURS is organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation (hereafter “A.S.O.”). It will take place on Sunday, 12 October 2008.
The number of riders per team is five to eight.
The staff HQ will be open on Saturday 11 October from 2:30 to 6pm at:
Club des Remparts
Rue Henri Grivot
The confirmation of starters and collection of bibs by team managers will take place at staff HQ from 2:30 to 4:45pm on Saturday 11 October.
The sports managers meeting, with the members of the Jury of Stewards, is set for 5pm at the organisation's HQ.
Race information will be broadcast on the 169.425 MHZ frequency.
MAVIC will take be responsible for neutral technical assistance.
Three technical cars will be on hand for this service.
All riders finishing within a time limit exceeding 5% of the winner’s time will not be included in the classification. In consultation with the organiser, the Jury of Stewards may extend the time limit in the event of exceptional circumstances.
The individual time classification will be based on the time the riders cross the finish line.
The race prizes are the following:
Total amount: €40,000
Designated officials will perform anti-doping tests, in accordance with the rules of French law and, if need be, any other rules applicable to the event, in the organisation’s trailer at the finish of the event.
The event’s three leading finishers must attend the official ceremony.
They must present themselves within 5 minutes maximum after finishing.
The scale of penalties called for in the general rules will be applied for Paris-Tours.
A.S.O. reserves the right to refuse participation in or exclude from Paris-Tours any team or any of its members whose presence would damage the image or reputation of A.S.O. and/or the event and/or the other teams and riders involved. That right will be exercised in the following conditions
a) A.S.O. will notify the team of its decision in writing, either by registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt or by handing the letter personally to the recipient or by fax or e-mail.
The letter must:
b) If the team files a complaint President of the Sport Arbitration Chamber, he will appoint a single arbitrator from among its members. After hearing each party plead its case, the arbitrator will decide, within the time limit imposed by urgency, whether there is reason to challenge or exclude the entire team or any of its members.
The arbitrator’s decision cannot be appealed.