The 98th LIÈGE-BASTOGNE-LIÈGE is organised by the Performance Sport Organisation (PSO) under the regulations of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the Royale Ligue Vélocipédique Belge (RLVB). It will take place on Sunday, 22 April 2012 LIÈGE-BASTOGNE-LIÈGE 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 these regulations and agree to abide by them.
The 98th LIÈGE-BASTOGNE-LIÈGE counts towards the UCI World Tour rankings and allocates the following points: 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 50 – 40 – 30 – 20 – 10 – 4 points to the first 10 riders.
The race HQ at the start will be open on Saturday, 21st April, from 2.30 to 6.30 p.m. at the
PALAIS PROVINCIAL – Palais des Princes-Évêques
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 MAVIC
The service is provided through 3 technical cars and 1 motorbike.
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 11 slopes.
These slopes award 4 - 2 - 1 points respectively 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.
|Places||Total prizes allocated|
|1st||€ 20, 000|
|2nd||€ 10, 000|
|3rd||€ 5, 000|
|4th||€ 2, 500|
|5e||€ 2, 000|
|6th||€ 1, 500|
|7th||€ 1, 500|
|8th||€ 1, 000|
|9th||€ 1, 000|
|TOTAL||€ 50, 000|
TABLE OF PRIZES FOR THE SLOPES
On each of the selected slopes:
€ 250 x 11 = € 2, 750
For the overall classification:
total € 3, 250
TOTAL PRIZE PURSE FOR
SLOPES CLASSIFICATION € 6, 000
TOTAL PRIZE PURSE ALLOCATED DURING
THE RACE IS € 56, 000
PSO 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 3 winners of the competition
The winner of the slopes classification
The scale of penalties designed for the competition is the sole applicable scale.
14.1. PSO respects the preservation of its image and reputation and that of the contest. PSO 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 PSO's reputation and / or event.
14.2. In addition, PSO 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) PSO shall advise the team of their decision in writing, notified by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt or by letter delivered personally with receipt, either by fax or e-mail.
b) ) If the CAS is contacted by the team, it shall 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 Liège-Bastogne-Liège, 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 Liège-Bastogne-Liège 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 Liège-Bastogne-Liège, posters, log books, autograph books, maps, official programmes for Liège-Bastogne-Liège, 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.