Péraud Confirms AG2R's Winning
Series

Monday, March 31st

The fantastic winning series of team AG2R - La Mondiale continues. After Carlos Betancur's success on Paris-Nice, Jean-Christophe Peraud conquered overall victory on the 83rd edition of the... Read more

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Article 1. Organisation

The 83rd Critérium International is organised by TDF Sport and Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), under the regulations of the International Cycling Federation (UCI), the Fédération Française de Cyclisme (French Cycling Federation- FFC) and the Ligue Nationale du Cyclisme (French National Cycling League- LNC). It will take place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March 2014 in 3 stages.

Article 2. Participation

The 83rd Critérium International is open to teams of the UCI’s 1st and 2nd division and those from the organising country’s 3rd division by invitation. The number of cyclists per team is restricted to a maximum of 8 and a minimum of 5 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.

Article 3. UCI Europe Tour Classification

The event is ranked HC in the UCI Europe Tour calendar and awards the following points for the individual classification according to article 2.11.014 of the UCI regulations:

  • the final classification: 100 - 70 - 40 - 30 - 25 - 20 - 15 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 points to the first 15 riders;
  • stage winners: 20 - 14 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 2 points to the first 8 riders;
  • winner's jersey at the end of each stage: 10 points per stage.

Article 4. Race HQ

The race headquarters will be open on Friday 28th March from 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm at the Centre culturel et de congrès (Cultural and Congress Centre)
Espace Jean-Paul de Rocca Serra
Rue Fred Scamaroni
20 537 Porto-Vecchio

Licence-holding team managers will be able to collect race numbers from 2.30 pm to 4.45 pm.

The team managers’ meeting, in the presence of members of the Stewards’ Committee, will be held at 5.00 pm at the race headquarters.

Article 5. Tour Radio

Information on the race will be broadcast on Radio-Tour, using the frequency of 169.425 MHZ.

Article 6. Neutral Technical Support

Neutral technical support is provided by Mavic.

This service will be ensured by 2 technical cars and 1 motorbike.

Article 7. General Individual Classification

The general individual time classification is established by adding together the times recorded for each stage, taking bonuses and penalties into consideration, in accordance with article 2.6.014. of the UCI regulations.

The leader of the general individual classification will wear the Yellow Jersey.

Article 8. Points classification

A points classification is established by adding together the points obtained in each of the 3 stages as well as the intermediate sprints.

Points for each of the intermediate sprints will be awarded as follows:
3 – 2 and 1 point (s) to the first 3 riders.

At the finish of the 1st stage, 2nd stage and 3rd stage: 15 - 12 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 points to the first 10 riders.

The leader of the general points classification will wear the Green Jersey.

In accordance with article 2.6.017 of the UCI regulations, in the event of a tie the following criteria shall be applied in order until the riders are separated:

  1. the number of stage wins;
  2. the number of wins in intermediate sprints;
  3. the general individual time classification.

Article 9. Best Climber Classification

The best climber classification concerns each of the 7 climbs selected for this classification.

The following points are awarded for each of the 7 climbs:

  • to the 1st rider: 6 pts
  • to the 2nd rider: 4 pts
  • to the 3rd rider: 2 pts

A general classification is established by adding together the points obtained at the summit of each of the climbs which count towards the best climber classification.

The leader of the classification will wear a white jersey with red polka dots.

In accordance with article 2.6.017 of the UCI regulations, in the event of a tie the following criteria shall be applied in order until the riders are separated:

  1. the number of 1st places in the climbs;
  2. the final general individual time classification.

To be entitled to final general classification prize money, competitors have to complete the entire race within the official time limit.

Article 10. Best Young Rider classification

Only riders born on or after 1st January 1989 may take part in the young rider classification.
The leader of the best young rider classification will wear a white jersey.

Article 11. General team classification

In accordance with article 2.6.016 of the UCI regulations, the general team classification 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:

  1. the number of first places in the daily team classification;
  2. the number of second places in the daily team classification etc.

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.

Article 12. Bonuses

Time bonuses, applied only in the general individual classification, are awarded on the 1st stage Porto-Vecchio - Porto-Vecchio and in the 3rd stage Porto-Vecchio - Col de l’Ospedale according to article 2.6.0.19. of the UCI regulations.

They concern intermediate sprints and stage finishes, and are awarded as follows:

  1. 3", 2" and 1" will be awarded to the first 3 riders in intermediate sprints in the 2 stages.
  2. 6", 2" and 4" will be awarded to the first 3 riders at the finish of the 1st stage.
    10", 6" and 4" will be awarded to the first 3 riders at the finish of the 3rd stage.

Article 13. Summit finish

In accordance with article 2.6.029 of the UCI regulations, the finish of the 3rd stage at the Col de l'Ospedale is a summit finish.

Article 14. Finishing deadlines

The finishing deadlines are as follows:

  • 1st and 3rd stages: 8 %
  • 2nd stage: 25 %

Any exceptional situations may be settled by the Stewards’ Committee and the race management.

Article 15. Individual time trial

For the 2nd stage in Porto-Vecchio, which is an individual time-trial, starts will be spaced at 30" intervals and/ or 1 minute intervals in reverse order of the general classification established after the 1st stage.

The starting order for the individual time-trial will be the reverse order of the general time classification. However, the Stewards’ Committee may modify the starting order to prevent two riders from the same team starting in succession.

Article 16. List of prize money and special bonuses

The total amount of prize and special bonus money for the 82nd Critérium International is as follows:

1) Prize money for the stages and the general classification

PLACES 1st STAGE 2nd STAGE 3rd STAGE GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1st €2,425 €2,425 €3,615 €4,233
2nd €1,235 €1,235 €1,805 €2,138
3rd €605 €605 €905 €1,058
4th €302 €302 €455 €530
5th €241 €241 €365 €424
6th €186 €186 €269 €321
7th €186 €186 €269 €321
8th €122 €122 €180 €212
9th €122 €122 €180 €212
10th €60 €60 €92 €106
11th €60 €60 €92 €106
12th €60 €60 €92 €106
13th €60 €60 €92 €106
14th €60 €60 €92 €106
15th €60 €60 €92 €106
16th €60 €60 €92 €106
17th €60 €60 €92 €106
18th €60 €60 €92 €106
19th €60 €60 €92 €106
20th €60 €60 €92 €106
TOTAL €6,084 €6,084 €9,055 €10,615

Total amount of prize money for the stages and the general classification: €31,838

2) Points classification:

1st stage:
For the sole sprint:
to the 1st rider: € 250
€ 250 x 1 = € 250

3rd stage: For the 3 sprint:
to the 1st rider: € 250
€ 250 x 3 = € 750

For the final general classification:
to the 1st rider: € 1,200
to the 2nd rider: € 800
to the 3rd rider: € 400
€ 2,400
TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRIZE MONEY FOR THE POINTS CLASSIFICATION: € 3, 400

3) Special bonuses for the best climber classification:

a) on each climb:
1st: € 200
€ 200 x 7 = € 1,400
Total : € 1,400

b) for the final general classification:
to the 1st rider: €1,200
to the 2nd rider: €800
to the 3rd rider: €400
Total : € 2, 800
TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRIZE MONEY FOR THE BEST CLIMBER: € 3, 800

4) Best young rider classification

Prize money awarded for the best young rider classification is as follows:

For the final general classification:
1st: €300
TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRIZE MONEY FOR THE BEST YOUNG RIDER CLASSIFICATION: €300

TOTAL PRIZE AND BONUS PURSE: € 39, 688

Article 17. Fight against doping- Anti-doping tests

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 riders and more generally, their staff and service providers.

Anti-doping tests are carried out under the authority of the International Cycling Union and designated officials at the finish of each stage in the organisation’s trailer located near the finish.

Article 18. Protocol Ceremony

After each stage, the following riders must present themselves at the protocol ceremony:

  • the stage winner;
  • the leader of the general individual classification;
  • the leader of the points classification;
  • the leader of the best climber classification;
  • the leader of the best young rider classification.

The following riders must present themselves at the final protocol ceremony:

  • the winner of the 3rd stage;
  • the winner of the 82nd Critérium International ;
  • the winner of the points classification;
  • the winner of the best climber classification;
  • the winner of the best young rider classification.

Article 19. Penalties

Penalties are in accordance with the UCI regulations.

Article 20. 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.
Riders and followers must behave responsibly with regards to the environment in all circumstances and respect the legal provisions in force.

Article 21. Exclusion

21.1. A.S.O. considers the preservation of its image, its reputation and that of its event of the utmost consequence.

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 A.S.O. and/or the event.

21.2. Furthermore, A.S.O. may exclude from the event any team or any of its members in the following cases:

  • a breach of the event's rules, including those concerning the event's internal rules (e.g. the rules concerning accommodation);
  • a serious breach of French law;
  • acts of vandalism committed in the race or outside the race;
  • indecent attire or inappropriate behaviour;
  • any other act or deed which is liable to damage the image and/or the reputation of ASO and/or of the event.

21.3. The right of withdrawal or exclusion referred to in sections 21.1 and 21.2 above shall be exercised under the following conditions

a) A.S.O. will advise the team of its decision in writing, which will be notified by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt or by letter delivered personally with receipt, or by fax or email.

This letter must:

  • 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, in the event that the disqualification or exclusion is linked to the presence of its members, the team, in its capacity as an employer, will withdraw the member (s) concerned and the associated personnel from 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 refer the matter to 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 team refers the matter to the CAS, the latter will 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 resolve the dispute in accordance with French law.

The arbitral decision shall be final and binding.

Article 22. Image rights

In order to enable the promotion of the Critérium International, each team, and therefore each rider within the teams, acknowledges that participation in the competition grants the organiser and its beneficiaries or legal representatives to reproduce and display, without any compensation whatsoever, his name, voice, picture, biography and more generally his sports performance within the framework of the Critérium International as well as the brand (s) of his equipment manufacturers and sponsors, in any form and on any material existing or in future, in any format, for any communication in 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 international conventions either existing or in the future, including any extensions that may be made to this duration.

However, when the organiser authorizes 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 rider or team nor the brand of their sponsors or equipment with a view to a direct or an indirect association between the rider, 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 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 whatsoever, that may become the subject, in whole or part of the Critérium International, posters, bills, log books, autograph books, maps and official programmes for the Critérium International, the organiser will not use and will not allow the utilization of the individual image of a rider within the framework of the marketing of tie-in merchandising.

Article 23.

The present regulations are written in French and shall prevail in the event of difficulty in interpreting its terms in another language.

Jersey wearers after the stage 3

Classifications after the stage 3

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