The 109th PARIS-ROUBAIX is organised by TDF Sport and Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), under the regulations of the International Cycling Federation (UCI) and the Fédération Française de Cyclisme (French Cycling Federation- FFC) and the Ligue Nationale du Cyclisme (French National Cycling League- LNC). It will take place on Sunday the 10th of April 2011.
The event is open to 1st and 2nd division teams. The number of riders per team is restricted to a maximum of 8 and a minimum of 5 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 109th PARIS-ROUBAIX counts for the UCI World Tour Ranking and awards points as follows: 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 50 – 40 – 30 – 20– 10 and 4 points to the first 10 riders.
The race headquarters will be open on Saturday the 9th of April from 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm at:
the Château of Compiègne
Place du Palais
60 200 Compiègne
Team managers shall confirm the starters and collect the race numbers from the race headquarters from 2.30 pm to 4.45 pm on Saturday the 9th of April.
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 on the race will be broadcast using the frequency of 169.425 MHZ.
Neutral technical support will be provided by MAVIC.
This service will be ensured by 4 motorbikes and 4 technical cars.
Any rider whose finishing time exceeds 5% of the winning time shall not be considered for classification. The Stewards’ Committee may extend finishing deadlines in the event of exceptional circumstances after consultation with the organiser.
An individual time classification will be established according to the order in which the riders cross the finish line.
The following prize money will be distributed:
|1st||€ 30, 000|
|2nd||€ 22, 000|
|3rd||€ 15, 000|
|4th||€ 7, 500|
|5th||€ 3, 200|
|6th||€ 1, 700|
|7th||€ 1, 500|
|8th||€ 1, 300|
|9th||€ 1, 200|
|10th||€ 1, 100|
|11th||€ 1, 000|
The first three riders to finish the race must attend the protocol ceremony.
They must present themselves a maximum of 5 minutes after finishing the race.
The UCI’s scale of penalties will apply in all circumstances.
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, their staff and service providers.
Anti-doping tests are carried out under the authority of the International Cycling Union by designated officials at the race finish in the organisation’s trailer.
13.1. 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.
13.2. Furthermore, A.S.O. may exclude from the event any team or any of its members in the following cases:
13.3 The right of withdrawal or exclusion referred to in sections 13.1 and 13.2 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 specify:
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-Roubaix, 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-Roubaix 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-Roubaix, posters, bills, log books, autograph books, maps and official programmes for Paris-Roubaix, 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.