The 105th PARIS-TOURS is organised by Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.). It will take place on Sunday 9th October 2011, under the regulations of the International Cycling Union (UCI), the “Fédération Française de Cyclisme” (French Cycling Federation-FFC) and the “Ligue Nationale de Cyclisme” (National Cycling League-LNC).
The 105th PARIS-TOURS is open to the teams of the UCI’s 1st and 2nd divisions and to those of the organising country’s 3rd division on an invitation basis.
The number of riders per team is restricted to a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 at the start of the race.
The mere fact of entering and/or participating in the event implies that each team fully accepts all the provisions laid out in these specific regulations and undertakes to respect them.
The race headquarters will be open on Saturday 8th October from 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm and located at:
The confirmation of starters and the collection of race bibs by team managers will take place at the race headquarters on Saturday 8th October from 2.30 pm to 4.45 pm.
The team managers’ meeting, in the presence of members of the Stewards’ Committee, will be held at 5.00 pm at the race headquarters.
Information about the race will be broadcast using the frequency of 169.425 MHZ.
The neutral technical support service will be provided by MAVIC, using three technical vehicles.
All riders finishing within a time limit exceeding 5% of the winner's time will not be included in the classification. The Stewards’ Committee may extend finishing deadlines in the event of exceptional circumstances after consultation with the organiser.
The 105th PARIS-TOURS is ranked as a 1.HC race on the UCI Europe Tour’s calendar and awards the following points in accordance with article 2.11.014. of the UCI regulations:
100 - 70 - 40 -30 - 25 - 20 - 15 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 points to the first 15 riders.
The following amount of prize money will be awarded:
|Place||Amount of prize money|
|1st||€ 8 000|
|2nd||€ 4 000|
|3rd||€ 2 000|
|4th||€ 1 000|
THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRIZE MONEY AWARDED FOR THE RACE WILL BE €20,000.
The first three riders to finish the race must attend the protocol ceremony.
They must present themselves within a maximum of 5 minutes after crossing the finish line.
Penalties in accordance with the UCI regulations will be applied.
A.S.O. and each of the participating teams declare it an absolute obligation to scrupulously respect the regulations and procedures decreed by the relevant authorities governing the fight against doping, as well as the obligation to maintain a strictly irreproachable line of conduct in this domain. Participating teams hereby commit to applying the aforementioned regulations and procedures and shall be entirely responsible for the strict adherence to these regulations by their riders and more generally, by all their staff and service providers.
Anti-doping tests are carried out under the authority of the International Cycling Union and designated officials at the race finish in the organisation’s trailer.
12.1. A.S.O. considers the preservation of its image, its reputation and that of its event of the utmost consequence.
A.S.O. expressly reserves the right to refuse participation in - or to exclude from - the event, any team or members of a team, whose presence shall seriously blemish the image and/or reputation of A.S.O. and/or the event.
12.2. Furthermore, A.S.O. may exclude from the event any team or any of its members in the following cases:
12.3 The right of withdrawal or exclusion referred to in sections 12.1 and 12.2 above shall be exercised under the following conditions:
a) A.S.O. will advise the team of its decision in writing, which will be notified by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt or by letter delivered personally with receipt, or by fax or email.
This letter must:
b) If the team refers the matter to the CAS, the latter will immediately appoint a single arbitrator under the expedited procedure under the Rules of Procedure of the CAS. After calling each party to evaluate its case, the arbitrator will decide within the time limits imposed, whether to reject or exclude the entire team or one or some of its members.
The language of arbitration shall be French.
The arbitrator shall resolve the dispute in accordance with French law.
The arbitral decision shall be final and binding.
In order to enable the promotion of PARIS-TOURS, each team, and therefore each rider within the teams, acknowledges that participation in the competition grants the organiser and its beneficiaries or legal representatives to reproduce and display, without any compensation whatsoever, his name, voice, picture, biography and more generally his sports performance within the framework of PARIS-TOURS as well as the brand (s) of his equipment manufacturers and sponsors, in any form and on any material existing or in future, in any format, for any communication in the public domain throughout the world, for any purpose including promotional and / or commercial use without any limitations, and for the duration of the protection currently given to any territory by the laws or regulations, judicial decisions and / or arbitration of any country, and international conventions either existing or in the future, including any extensions that may be made to this duration.
However, when the organiser authorizes third parties to use pictures of the event for advertising or promotional purposes, it will not allow the latter to use the name, voice, image, biography or performance sports of a rider or team nor the brand of their sponsors or equipment with a view to a direct or an indirect association between the rider, the brand of his sponsors or equipment manufacturer and the product, the service, the brand or trade name of the said third party, without the express permission of the rider, sponsor or supplier concerned.
Similarly, with the exception of books, photo books, comics, any form of publishing, video cassettes, CD-ROMs, DVDs or more generally any video recordings or video on any medium and format whatsoever, that may become the subject, in whole or part of PARIS-TOURS, posters, bills, log books, autograph books, maps and official programmes for PARIS-TOURS, the organiser will not use and will not allow the utilization of the individual image of a rider within the framework of the marketing of tie-in merchandising.
The present regulations are written in French and shall prevail in the event of difficulty in interpreting its terms in another language.