The 2013 LADIES TOUR OF QATAR, 5th edition, is organised by the Qatar Cycling Federation with technical and sports-related assistance from Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) under the regulations of the International Cycling Union (UCI). It will take place from Tuesday 29th January until Friday 1st February 2013 and consists of 4 stages.
This event is reserved for riders in the Elite Women’s category. It is a Class-1 event registered on the World calendar, and awards points as follows, according to article 2.12.009 of the UCI regulations:
In accordance with article 2.1.005 of the UCI regulations, the event is open to:
In accordance with article 2.2.003 of the UCI regulations, the number of cyclists per team is restricted to a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6.
The race headquarters will be open on Monday 28st January 2013 from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha.
Licence-holding team managers will be able to collect race numbers from 2.30 pm to 4.45 pm.
The team managers’ meeting, held pursuant to article 1.2.087 of the UCI regulations, in the presence of members of the Stewards’ Committee, will be held on Monday 28st January at 5.00 pm at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha.
Information on the race will be broadcast on “Radio-Tour”, using the frequency of 162.150 MHZ
Neutral technical support is provided by Mavic, with 3 vehicles.
In each straight stage, there is a finishing deadline that will be increased by 15% in relation to the winner’s time.
Any exceptional situations may be settled by the Stewards’ Committee after consultation with the race management.
Time bonuses (applied only to the general individual classification) are awarded for all the straight stages according to article 2.6.019 of the UCI regulations.
They concern intermediate sprints and stage finishes, and are awarded as follows:
The general individual time classification is established by adding together the times recorded for each stage, taking bonuses and penalties into consideration, according to article 2.6.014. of the UCI regulations.
In the event of a tie, the places achieved for each stage are added up and, as a last resort, the place obtained in the final stage is counted.
The leader of the general individual time classification will wear a gold jersey.
A points classification is established by adding together the points obtained in each of the straight stages as well as the intermediate sprints according to article 2.6.017 of the UCI regulations.
Points for the 2 intermediate sprints in each straight stage will be awarded as follows:
At the finish of the straight stages:
The leader of the points classification will wear a silver jersey.
In the event of a tie in the general individual points classification, the following criteria shall be applied in order until the riders are separated:
To be entitled to final general classification prize money, competitors have to complete the entire race within the official time limit.
Prize money awarded for the points classification is as follows:
for each of the intermediate sprints:
final general classification:
Only riders born on or after 1st January 1990 may take part in the young rider classification.
The leader of the young rider classification is the first young rider of the general individual time classification. He will wear a white pearl jersey.
Prize money awarded for the young rider classification is as follows:
In accordance with article 2.6.016 of the UCI regulations, the team classification for each straight stage is established by adding together the three best individual times from each team. In the event of a tie, the teams shall be separated by adding together the number of places obtained by their three best placed riders on the stage. If the teams are still tied, they shall be separated by the place obtained by their best rider in the stage classification.
The general team classification is established by adding together the three best individual times from each team in each stage ridden. In the event of a tie, the following criteria shall be applied in order until the teams are separated:
If the teams are still tied, they shall be separated by the place obtained by their best rider in the general individual classification.
Any team reduced to fewer than three riders is eliminated from the general team classification.
Prize money awarded for the general team classification is as follows:
|PLACES||1st STAGE||2nd STAGE||3rd STAGE||4th STAGE||GENERAL CLASSIFICATION|
|TOTAL||€2 350||€2 350||€2 350||€2 350||€5 130|
The total amount of prize money for the 2013 LADIES TOUR OF QATAR is as follows:
Doping control is carried out under the authority of the UCI, by the officials appointed, at the finish of each stage in the mobile home of the Qatar Cycling Federation.
After each stage, the following riders must present themselves at the protocol ceremony:
After the last stage, the following riders must present themselves at the protocol ceremony:
The leader in each classification must wear the corresponding leader jersey.
If a rider is first in several classifications, the order of priority for the wearing of jerseys is as follows:
Penalties are in accordance with the UCI regulations.