The 2011 Tour of Qatar is organised by the Qatar Cycling Federation with technical and sports-related assistance from Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) under International Cycling Union regulations. It will take place from Sunday 6 February 2011 to Friday 11 February 2011 and will comprise 1 prologue and 5 straight stages.
This event is restricted to athletes in the Elite Men category. It is a Class-1 event in the Continental Asian calendar and awards points as follows (as per UCI regulations article 2.11.014).
As per UCI regulations article 2.1.005, this event is open to:
As per article 2.2.003, teams will count a minimum of 5 cyclists and a maximum of 8 cyclists.
Race Headquarters will be open on Saturday 5 February 2011 from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm at the Doha Ritz Carlton Hotel.
Team managers will be welcome to claim jersey numbers from 2.30 pm to 4.45 pm.
The Sports Directors meeting, held pursuant to UCI regulations article 1.2.087 in the presence of the Race Stewards College, will be held on Saturday 5 February 2011 at 5.00 pm at the Doha Ritz Carlton Hotel.
Race information will be broadcast on “Radio-Tour” (162.150 MHz).
Impartial technical assistance will be provided by Mavic, using 3 vehicles.
The finish deadline for each stage is the equivalent to 12% later than the winner’s time.
Exceptional situations may be arbitrated by the College of Stewards after consultation with race management.
Riders should respect the equipment’s rules of a massed-start road race
Time bonuses (applied only on the individual overall ranking) are awarded for all straight stages (art. 2.6.019).
They concern intermediate sprints and stage finishes, and are awarded as follows:
The general individual classification on time is calculated on the basis on the sum of the times recorded in each of the stages, minus bonuses and plus penalties as defined in UCI regulations article 2.6.014.
The leader of the general individual classification on time will wear a golden jersey.
|PLACES||PROLOGUE||1st STAGE||2nd STAGE||3rd STAGE||4th STAGE||5th STAGE||OVERALL CLASSIFICATION|
|1||1 490||3 060||3 060||3 060||3 060||3 060||9 200|
|2||724||1 548||1 548||1 548||1 548||1 548||6 300|
|TOTAL||3 733||7 657||7 657||7 657||7 657||7 657||45 300|
The point ranking is based on the total amount of points that each contender has earned in each of the stages, as well as in intermediate sprints, as per UCI regulations article 2.6.017.
Points for the 2 intermediate sprints in each stage will be awarded as follows:
Points for each stage will be awarded as follows:
The Points Ranking leader will wear a Silver jersey.
In the case of a tie, the following criteria will be used to rank contenders:
To be entitled to final overall ranking prizes, contenders have to complete the entire race within regulatory time.
Prizes for point-ranking winners follow.
Final overall ranking:
Only racers born on or after 1 January 1986 may take part in the Young-Cyclist Ranking.
The leader in this ranking will wear a Blue jersey.
Prizes awarded for the Young-Cyclist Ranking follow.
As per UCI regulations article 2.6.016, the overall ranking by teams is established by adding up the three best individual times in each team. If there is a tie, the team order will be decided by adding up the positions obtained by their first three cyclists in the stage. If there is still a tie, the team ranking will be decided by the position of the best cyclist in the stage rankings.
The overall team ranking is established by adding up the three best individual times for each team in all the stages.
If there is a tie, the following criteria will be used to decide the race order:
If there is still a tie, the team order will be decided by the position of the team’s best cyclist in the overall individual rankings.
Teams with fewer than 3 cyclists will be eliminated from the overall team rankings.
Prizes awarded for the Overall Team Ranking follow.
Total prize money for the 2011 Tour of Qatar follows.
Doping tests will take place at the Doha Ritz Carlton Hotel under Qatar Cycling Federation regulations.
The following contenders are required to report after the prologue and the 4 first stages:
At the end of the final stage, the following contenders are required to report:
The leader in each classification must wear the corresponding leader jersey.
If a rider is leader in several classifications, the order of priority for the wearing of jerseys is as follows:
Penalties comply with UCI regulations.