The 76th FLÈCHE WALLONNE 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 FLÈCHE WALLONNE is part of the UCI World Tour calendar.
The event is open to teams from the 1st and 2nd UCI Divisions. The number of riders per team is limited to maximum of 8 and a minimum of 5 at the start of the race.
Through the involvement and/or participation at the event of each team, each team member and all accredited personnel in general hereby accept all the provisions of this Regulation and agree to abide by them.
The 76th FLÈCHE WALLONNE counts towards the UCI World Tour rankings and allocates the following points: 80 – 60 – 50 – 40 – 30 – 22 – 14 – 10 – 6 – 2 points to the first 10 riders.
The starting times held Tuesday, April 17, from 2.30 to 6.30 p.m. at the
STADE DU PAYS DE CHARLEROI
Boulevard Zoé Drion
6000 - CHARLEROI
The collection of numbers by team leaders will take place from 2.30 to 4.45 p.m.
The Team Managers' meeting, attended by members of the Race Commissaires will take place at 5 p.m. at the Race HQ.
Race information will be broadcast on Radio-Tour, on frequency 169.425MHz
Neutral technical support will be provided by MAVI
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 following classifications have been established:
A general classification is determined by adding the points awarded on all 10 slopes.
These slopes award respectively 4 - 2 - 1 points to the first 3 riders
To qualify for the final general classification prizes, competitors must finish the race.
In the event of a tie, the ranking at the finish is paramount.
The points allocated to the classification on the slopes divided among the classifications at the summits and the overall standings.
|1st||€ 16, 000|
|2nd||€ 8, 000|
|3rd||€ 4, 000|
|4th||€ 2, 000|
|5e||€ 1, 600|
|6th||€ 1, 200|
|7th||€ 1, 200|
|TOTAL||€ 40, 000|
In each of the selected slopes:
1st rider: € 250
€250 X 10 = €2,500
For the overall classification:
- 1st: €2,000
- 2nd: €750
- 3rd: €500
TOTAL PRIZE PURSE FOR SLOPES €5,750
THE TOTAL PURSE FOR THE PRIZES AWARDED
DURING THE COMPETITION IS €45,750
ASO and all participating teams consider as an absolute necessity strict compliance with rules and recommendations issued by the authorities in the fight against doping and the obligation to observe impeccable conduct in this regard. Participating teams undertake to apply these rules and recommendations and will be fully responsible for the strict compliance by their riders and by all employees and contractors.
Doping control will be carried out under the authority of the UCI by designated officials, upon arrival at the race.
After each Stage, the following must report to the protocol:
The scale of penalties designed for the competition is the sole applicable scale.
14.1. 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.
14.2. In addition, ASO may disqualify or exclude from any team or one of its members, in the following cases:
14.3 The right of withdrawal or exclusion referred to in sections 14.1 and 14.2 above shall be exercised under the following conditions:
a) ASO will advise the team of there decision in writing, notified by registered letter with acknowledgement 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.
There will be no right to appeal.
To enable the optimal promotion of the Flèche Wallonne, 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 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, posters, log books, autograph books, maps, official programmes for the Flèche Wallonne, 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.