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Special rules

Article 1. Organisation

The 71st PARIS-TOURS “Espoirs” category, class ME 1.2. (U 23), an international cycling road race, is organised by Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) under the aegis of the “Club TDF Sport” (TDF Sport Club) and in accordance with the regulations of the International Cycling Union (UCI) and the “Fédération Française de Cyclisme” (French Cycling Federation –FFC). It will take place on Sunday 13th October 2013.


Article 2. Participation

The event is open to UCI Continental teams, national teams, national organisations (clubs), regional teams as well as National Division (DN) clubs in accordance with the regulations of the UCI (International Cycling Union) and the FFC (French Cycling Federation).
Participation is limited to 30 teams with no more than 6 riders each.


Article 3. UCI Europe Tour Classification

The 71st PARIS-TOURS ESPOIRS is ranked as a 1.2.HC race on the UCI Europe Tour’s calendar and awards the following points in accordance with article 2.11.014. of the UCI regulations: 40 – 30 – 16 - 12 – 10 – 8 – 6 and 3 points to the first 8 riders.


Article 4. Race Headquarters

The race bibs and frame numbers will be given to each team manager upon presentation of the competitors’ membership cards at the race headquarters located at:

Hôpital Henri Ey
28800 Bonneval

on Saturday 12th October from 4.30 pm to 7pm and Sunday 13th October from 7.50 am to 8.35 am.

The team managers' meeting will be held on Sunday 13th October at 8.45 am at the race headquarters.


Article 5. Radio-Tour

Race information will be broadcast on frequency 163.3875 MHz.


Article 6. Neutral technical support

The neutral technical support service will be provided by the MAVIC Company, using two technical vehicles.


Article 7. Finishing deadlines

All riders finishing within a time limit exceeding 8 % of the winner's time will not be included in the classification.


Article 8. Protocol Ceremony

The first three riders to finish the race must attend the protocol ceremony.


Article 9. Prize money

The prize money for the race will be awarded as follows:

Places Prizes allocated.
1st €2,425
2nd €1,210
3rd €607
4th €305
5th €240
6th €180
7th €180
8th €118
9th €118
10th €57
11th €57
12th €57
13th €57
14th €57
15th €57
16th €57
17th €57
18th €57
19th €200
20th €57


The total amount of prize money awarded for the race will be €6,010


Article 10. Arbitration

The fact of entering the race implies that each rider has read the present regulations and hereby accepts all the clauses. For cases not provided for in the present regulations, a request for arbitration may be filed with the Members of the Jury of Stewards within the framework of the general regulations of the UCI and the FFC.


Article 11. The Environment

A.S.O. sets up collection areas which are specifically designated to recover waste. Riders must only dispose of their waste, water bottles or any other object in these specially equipped areas.

Runners and followers must behave responsibly with regards to the environment in all circumstances and respect the legal provisions in force.