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Special rules

Article 1. Organisation

The 69th PARIS-TOURS “Espoirs” category, class ME 1.2. (U 23), an international cycling road race, is organised by Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) under the aegis of the “Club TDF Sport” (TDF Sport Club) and in accordance with the regulations of the International Cycling Union (UCI) and the “Fédération Française de Cyclisme” (French Cycling Federation –FFC). It will take place on Sunday 9th October 2011.


Article 2. Participation

The event is open to national teams, national organisations (clubs), regional teams as well as National Division (DN) clubs in accordance with the regulations of the UCI (International Cycling Union) and the FFC (French Cycling Federation).
Participation is limited to 30 teams with no more than 6 riders each.


Article 3. Race Headquarters

The race bibs and frame numbers will be given to each team manager upon presentation of the competitors’ membership cards at the race headquarters located at:
Hôpital Henri Ey
28800 Bonneval
on Saturday 8th October from 4.30 pm to 7 pm
and Sunday 9th October from 8.30 am to 9.15 am

The team managers' meeting will be held on Sunday 9th October at 9:30am at the race headquarters.


Article 4. Feeding stations

Refreshments can be distributed to riders. This must take place within the feeding stations designated by the organisers.


Article 5. Radio-Tour

Information about the race will be broadcast using the frequency of 151.775 MHZ.


Article 6. Finishing deadlines

All riders finishing within a time limit exceeding 5% of the winner's time will not be included in the classification.


Article 7. Protocol Ceremony

The first three riders to finish the race must attend the protocol ceremony.


Article 8. Prize money

The prize money for the race will be awarded as follows:

Place Amount of prize money
1st €2,425
2nd €1,210
3rd €607
4th €305
5th €240
6th €180
7th €180
8th €118
9th €118
10th €57
11th €57
12th €57
13th €57
14th €57
15th €57
16th €57
17th €57
18th €57
19th €200
20th €57

The total amount of prize money awarded for the race will be €6,010


Article 9. Arbitration

The fact of entering the race implies that each rider has read the present regulations and hereby accepts all the clauses. For cases not provided for in the present regulations, a request for arbitration may be filed with the Members of the Jury of Stewards within the framework of the general regulations of the UCI and the FFC.