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Special rules

Article 1. Organisation

The 106th PARIS-TOURS is organised by TDF Sport and Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O). It will be held on Sunday 7 October 2012 under the regulations of the International Cycling Union (UCI), the French Cycling Federation (FFC) and the National Cycling League (LNC).


Article 2. Participation

The 106th PARIS-TOURS is open by invitation to teams from the 1st and 2nd Divisions of the UCI and those of the 3rd division of the organising country.

The number of riders per team is limited to maximum of 8 and a minimum of 5 at the start of the race.

The involvement and/or participation in the event of each team, team member and all accredited personnel signifies their consent to all provisions contained within the present regulations and their agreement to abide by them.


Article 3. Race HQ

The Race HQ at the Start will be open on Saturday 6th October from 2.30 to 6.30pm at:

Hôtel de Ville
2, rue Hubert Latham
28170 Châteauneuf-en-Thymerais

The confirmation of starters and distribution of bibs by team managers will take place at Race HQ from 2.30 to 4.45 pm on Saturday 6th October.

The Team Managers' meeting, attended by members of the Race Commissaires will take place at 5 pm at the Race HQ.


Article 4. Radio-Tour

Information about the race will be broadcast using the frequency of 169.425 MHZ.


Article 5. Neutral technical support

Neutral technical support will be provided by MAVIC
The service is provided through 3 technical cars.


Article 6. Finishing deadlines

Any rider finishing in a time 5% in excess of the winning time will no longer be ranked. This period may be extended in exceptional circumstances by the Race Commissaires, in consultation with the organiser.


Article 7. UCI Europe Tour Classification

The 106th PARIS-TOURS is classed in category 1.HC of the UCI Europe Tour calendar and allocates the following points, in accordance with article 2.11.014 of the UCI regulation:
100 - 70 - 40 -30 - 25 - 20 - 15 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 points to the first 15 riders.


Article 8. Prize money

The following prizes will be allocated

Places Prizes allocated.
1st €7,515
2nd €3,760
3rd €1,875
4th €935
5th €745
6th €565
7th €565
8th €375
9th €375
10th €190
11th €190
12th €190
13th €190
14th €190
15th €190
16th €190
17th €190
18th €190
19th €190
20th €190
TOTAL €18,800




Article 9. Protocol

The three fastest racers in the competition must report to the protocol
They must report no later than 5 minutes after their arrival.


Article 10. Penalties

The raft of UCI regulations shall apply.


Article 11. The Fight against Doping - Doping Control

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 of each stage, in the organisation's trailer.


Article 12. Exclusion

12.1. ASO respects the preservation of its image and reputation and that of the contest.

A.S.O. 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 A.S.O.'s reputation and / or event.

12.2. In addition, A.S.O. may disqualify or exclude from any team or one of its members, in the following cases:

  • violation of the rules of the event, including those concerning the internal discipline to the event
  • serious breach of French law;
  • vandalism during the race or outside of the race;
  • indecent or inappropriate behaviour;
  • any other act or fact likely to damage the image and / or reputation of A.S.O. and / or event.

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) a) A.S.O. 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:

  • Specify whether the disqualification or exclusion is related to the presence of the entire team or the presence of some of its members.
  • Specify that, if the disqualification or exclusion is linked to the presence of its members, the team will, in its capacity as employer, withdraw its staff and associated personnel for the event or, alternatively, waive any right to participation of the entire team to the event;
  • State the grounds on which it is based.
  • Mention that to challenge this decision, the team will have a period of 24 (twenty four) hours from receipt of the letter of disqualification or exclusion to enter the Court of Arbitration for Sport ("CAS" ) in Lausanne. Failing that, the team will be deemed to have accepted the disqualification or exclusion.

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.

The arbitrator shall decide the dispute in accordance with French law.

There will be no right to appeal.


Article 13. Right of publicity

To enable the optimal promotion of PARIS-TOURS 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 PARIS-TOURS 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 whose the subject is in wholly or partly the PARIS-TOURS, posters, log books, autograph books, maps, official programmes for the PARIS-TOURS, 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.


Article 14.

This regulation is written in French and shall prevail in case of difficulty in interpreting its terms in another language.