The 15th FLÈCHE WALLONNE FEMMES (WOMEN'S RACE) is organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) with the support of the Royal Cyclist’s Pesant Club Liégeois (R.C.P.C.L.), under the regulations of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the Royale Ligue Vélocipédique Belge (RLVB). It will take place on Wednesday 18 April 2012
The 15th FLÈCHE WALLONNE Femmes is open in accord with section 2.1.005 of the UCI for national teams (composed of competitors of the same nationality) and UCI women's teans.
All competitors must belong to the Elite category.
The number of riders per team is limited to maximum of 6 and a minimum of 4 at the start of the race.
The 15th FLÈCHE WALLONNE FEMMES counts towards the UCI World Cup individual rankings.
Points are allocated to the first 20 riders according to the following scale: 75 - 50 - 35 - 30 - 27 - 24 -21 - 18 - 15 - 11 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 points.
The 15th FLÈCHE WALLONNE FEMMES counts towards the UCI World Cup team rankings. Only national teams and UCI women's teams are included in the World Cup team classifications.
The team classification is obtained by adding the individual classification points obtained by the 4 best riders in the team.
The Race HQ will be open on Tuesday, April 17, from 2.30 to 4.30 p.m. at
Huy Town Hall
The certification of licences and collection of numbers by team leaders will take place from 2.30 to 4.30 p.m.
The presentation of the teams on the podium located at Grand Place Huy will take place at 4.30 p.m.
The Team Managers' meeting, attended by members of the College of Commissioners, will take place at
6.00 p.m. at the Race HQ.
Race information will be broadcast on Radio-Tour, on frequency 162,890 Mhz.
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Neutral technical support will be provided by MAVIC
The service is provided through 3 technical cars.
Any rider finishing in a time exceeding the winning time by 5% will no longer be ranked. The period may be extended in exceptional circumstances by the College of Commissioners, in consultation with the organiser.
The overall leader of the individual UCI World Cup and the first three competitors in the race shall appear on the podium for the ceremony.
After the ceremony, the leader of the overall individual World Cup and the winner of the 15th FLÈCHE WALLONNE Femmes are required to appear in the press room accompanied by the organiser.
Doping Control operations are carried out under the authority of the UCI and designated Officials in the organisation caravan located near the finish line.
The scale of penalties is that of the UCI.
12.1. ASO respects the preservation of its image and reputation and that of the contest. ASO reserves the right to refuse participation in – or exclude from - the event, to any team or one of its members, whose presence would be likely to damage the image and / or ASO's reputation and / or event.
12.2. In addition, ASO may disqualify or exclude from any team or one 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) ASO will advise the team of there decision in writing, notified by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt or by letter delivered personally with receipt, either by fax or e-mail.
This letter should:
b) If the CAS is contacted by the team, it 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 decide the dispute in accordance with French law.
There will be no right to appeal.
To enable the optimal promotion of the Flèche Wallonne Femmes, each team, and therefore each rider within the teams, acknowledges that participation in the competition grants the organiser and its successors or assigns cause to reproduce and display, without any compensation whatsoever, their name, voice, picture, biography and more generally its sports performance in the Flèche Wallonne Femmes as well as the brand of their equipment and sponsors, in any form on any material existing or in future, in any format, for any communication to the public domain, 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 future, including any extensions that may be made at this time.
However, the organisers, when they allow others to use pictures of the event for advertising or promotional purposes, will not allow others to use the name, voice, image, biography or performance sports of a rider or team or the brand of their sponsors or equipment for a direct or indirect association between the rider, the brand of its sponsors or equipment and the product, service mark or trade name of such as 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 that may become the subject, is in whole or part of the Flèche Wallonne Femmes, posters, log books, autograph books, maps, official programmes for the Flèche Wallonne Femmes, the organiser will not carry and will not allow the exploitation of the individual image of a rider in the commercialisation of products known as merchandise.
This regulation is written in French and shall prevail in case of difficulty in interpreting its terms in another language.