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Article 1. Organisation

The 2014 LADIES TOUR OF QATAR, 6th 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 4th of february until Friday 7th February 2014 and consists of 4 stages.

Article 2. Type of event

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:

  • the general individual classification: 80 - 60 - 45 - 35 - 30 - 25 - 21 - 18 - 15 - 12 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 and 1 points to the fi rst 18 riders;
  • stage winners: 16 - 12 - 8 - 6 - 5 and 4 points to the fi rst 6 riders;
  • to the wearer of the leader’s jersey for each stage: 4 points.

Article 3. Participation

In accordance with article 2.1.005 of the UCI regulations, the event is open to:

  • UCI Women’s Teams;
  • national Teams;
  • regional Teams;
  • clubs.

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.

Article 4. Race headquarters

The race headquarters will be open on Monday 3rd February 2014 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 3rd February 2014 at 5.00 pm at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha.

Article 5. Radio-Tour

Information on the race will be broadcast on “Radio-Tour”, using the frequency of 162.150 MHZ

Article 6. Neutral technical support

Neutral technical support is provided by Mavic, with 3 vehicles.

Article 7. Finishing Deadlines

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.

Article 8. Bonuses

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:

  1. 3", 2" and 1" will be awarded to the first 3 riders in intermediate sprints
  2. 10", 6" and 4" will be awarded to the first 3 riders at stage finishes.

Article 9. General Individual Time Classification

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.

Article 10. Points classification

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:

  • 3 – 2 and 1 point (s) to the first 3 riders.

At the finish of the straight stages:

  • 15 – 12 – 9 - 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 and 1 point (s) to the first 10 riders.

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:

  • the number of stage wins;
  • the number of wins in intermediate sprints;
  • the 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.

Prize money awarded for the points classification is as follows:

for each of the intermediate sprints:

1st €150
2nd €100
3rd €50

i.e.300 X 8 =2,400

final general classification:

1st €750
2nd €500
3rd €300
4th €200
5th €100

Total: 1, 850

TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRIZE MONEY FOR THE POINTS CLASSIFICATION: 4,250

Article 11. Young rider 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:

1st €500
2nd €300
3rd €200

TOTAL: 1,000

TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRIZE MONEY FOR THE YOUNG RIDER CLASSIFICATION: 1,000

Article 12. Team classification

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:

  1. the number of first places in the daily team classification;
  2. the number of second places in the daily team classification;
  3. 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.

Prize money awarded for the general team classification is as follows:

1st €750
2nd €500
3rd €300
4th €200
5th €100

TOTAL: 1,850

TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRIZE MONEY FOR THE GENERAL TEAM CLASSIFICATION: 1,850

Article 13. Prize money

PLACES 1st stage 2nd stage 3rd stage 4th stage GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
€1st €400 €400 €400 €400 €1,200
2nd €300 €300 €300 €300 €800
3rd €250 €250 €250 €250 €500
4th €200 €200 €200 €200 €350
5th €160 €160 €160 €160 €300
6th €140 €140 €140 €140 €250
7th €120 €120 €120 €120 €225
8th €115 €115 €115 €115 €200
9th €105 €105 €105 €105 €170
10th €95 €95 €95 €95 €150
11th €80 €80 €80 €80 €113
12th €70 €70 €70 €70 €113
13th €60 €60 €60 €60 €113
14th €50 €50 €50 €50 €113
15th €45 €45 €45 €45 €113
16th €40 €40 €40 €40 €84
17th €30 €30 €30 €30 €84
18th €30 €30 €30 €30 €84
19th €30 €30 €30 €30 €84
20th €30 €30 €30 €30 €84
€2,350 €2,350 €2,350 €2,350 €5,130

The total amount of prize money for the 2014 LADIES TOUR OF QATAR is as follows:

  • Stage classification €9,400
  • General individual time classification €5,130
  • Points classification €4,250
  • Young rider classification €1,000
  • Team classification €1,850

TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRIZE MONEY: €21,630

Article 14. Anti-doping tests

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.

Article 15. Protocol ceremony and the wearing of the leader jerseys

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 young rider classification.

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

  • the stage winner;
  • the 3 best riders of the general individual classification;
  • the leader of the points classification;
  • the leader of the young rider classification;
  • the riders and the team manager of the winning team in the general team classification.

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:

  1. the general time classification;
  2. the general points classification;
  3. the young rider classification.

Article 16. Penalties

Penalties are in accordance with the UCI regulations.

Jersey wearers after the stage 4

Classifications after the stage 4

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