The 110th PARIS-ROUBAIX is organised by TDF Sport and the Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), and adheres to all regulations of the International Cycling Union (UCI), the French Cycling Federation (FFC) and the National Cycling League (LNC). It will take place on Sunday 8th April 2012.
The race is open to all UCI Professional Teams and UCI Continental Professional Teams. The number of competitors per team is limited to a maximum of 8 at the start of the race.
The mere fact of entering and/or participating in the event implies that each team fully accepts all the provisions laid out in these specific regulations and undertakes to respect them.
The 110th PARIS–ROUBAIX event counts in the UCI World Tour ranking and points are awarded as follows: 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 50 – 40 – 30 – 20 – 10 – 4 points to the first 10 ranked competitors.
The race headquarters opening times are from Saturday 7th April: 2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.:
Palais de Compiègne
Place du Palais
Team representatives are requested to confirm their starters and collect their race numbers at the race headquarters between 2.30 p.m. and 4.45 p.m.
The team managers' meeting, in the presence of the Members of the Commissaires’ Panel, is scheduled for 5.00pm at the race headquarters.
Mandatory radio tour information service: 169,425 MHZ.
The technical support service is managed by MAVIC.
The neutral support service is provided of by means of: 4 motorbikes and 4 technical cars
Any competitor finishing in a time exceeding that of the winner by more than 5% shall not be placed. The time limit may, in exceptional circumstances, be increased by the Commissaires' Panel in agreement with the organiser.
The individual time trial ranking is established according to the order of crossing the finish line.
The following prizes are awarded:
The first three competitors must attend the official awards ceremony:
They must present themselves at the podium in a time limit of maximum 5 minutes after crossing the finish line.
Penalties are in accordance with the UCI regulations.
The A.S.O. and each of the participating teams declare it an absolute obligation to scrupulously respect the regulations and procedures decreed by the relevant authorities governing the fight against doping, as well as the obligation to maintain a strictly irreproachable line of conduct in this domain. Participating teams hereby commit to applying the aforementioned regulations and procedures and shall be entirely responsible for the strict adherence to these regulations by their competitors and more generally, their staff and service providers. The UCI antidoping regulations are entirely applicable to this event.
Anti-doping tests are carried out under the authority of the UCI and designated officials and will take place in the organisers’ trailer.
13.1. The A.S.O. considers the preservation of its image, its reputation and that of its event of the utmost consequence. The A.S.O. expressly reserves the right to refuse participation in - or to exclude from - the event, any team or members of a team, whose presence shall seriously blemish the image and/or reputation of the A.S.O. and/or the event.
13.2. Furthermore, the A.S.O. may exclude from the event any team or any of its members in the following cases:
13.3 The right of withdrawal or exclusion referred to in sections 13.1 and 13.2 above shall be exercised under the following conditions:
a) The A.S.O. will advise the team of its decision in writing, which will be notified by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt, by letter delivered personally with receipt, by fax or by email. This letter must:
b) If the team refers the matter to the TAS, the latter will immediately appoint a single arbitrator under the expedited procedure under the TAS Rules of Procedure. 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 resolve the dispute in accordance with French law.
The arbitral decision shall be final and binding.
In order to enable the promotion of Paris-Roubaix, each team, and therefore each competitor within the teams, acknowledges that participation in the competition grants the organiser and its beneficiaries or legal representatives permission to reproduce and display, without any compensation whatsoever, his name, voice, picture, biography, and more generally his sports performance within the framework of the Paris-Roubaix, as well as the brand (s) of his equipment manufacturers and sponsors. This can be in any form and on any existing or future material, in any format, for any communication within the public domain throughout the world, 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 existing or future international conventions, including any extensions that may be made to this duration.
However, when the organiser authorises third parties to use pictures of the event for advertising or promotional purposes, it will not allow the latter to use the name, voice, image, biography or performance sports of a competitor or team, nor the brand of their sponsors or equipment with a view to a direct or an indirect association between the competitor, the brand of his sponsors or equipment manufacturer and the product, the service, the brand or trade name of the said third party, without the express permission of the competitor, 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 whatsoever, that may become the subject, in whole or part of the Paris-Roubaix - posters, bills, log books, autograph books, maps and official programmes for the Paris-Roubaix, the organiser will not use and will not allow the utilisation of the individual image of a competitor within the framework of the marketing of tie-in merchandising.
The present regulations have been written in French and shall prevail in the event of difficulty in interpreting its terms in another language.