Sporting stakes / rules
ARTICLE 1. ORGANISATION
The 112th PARIS-ROUBAIX is organised by TDF Sport and Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), under the regulations of the International Cycling Federation (UCI) and 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 Sunday 13th April 2014.
ARTICLE 2. PARTICIPATION
The race is open to all UCI Professional Teams and UCI Continental Professional Teams. 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 WORLD TOUR RANKING
The 112th PARIS-ROUBAIX counts for the UCI World Tour Ranking and awards points as follows: 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 50 – 40 – 30 – 20 – 10 and 4 points to the first 10 riders.
ARTICLE 4. RACE HEADQUARTERS
The race headquarters will be open on Saturday 12th April from 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm at:
the Château de Compiègne
Place du Palais
Team managers shall confirm the starters and collect the race numbers from the race headquarters 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, in the velodrome.
ARTICLE 5. RADIO-TOUR
Information about the race will be broadcast using the frequency of 169.425 MHZ.
ARTICLE 6. NEUTRAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT
The neutral technical support service will be provided by the MAVIC Company, using three technical vehicles.
This service will be ensured by 4 motorbikes and 4 technical cars.
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. The Stewards’ Committee may extend finishing deadlines in the event of exceptional circumstances after consultation with the organiser.
ARTICLE 8. CLASSIFICATION
The general individual time classification will be established based on the order of arrival at the finish line.
ARTICLE 9. PRIZES
The following amount of prize money will be awarded:
|Place||Amount of prize money awarded|
The overall total amount of prize money distributed for the competition is €91,000.
ARTICLE 10. Protocol Ceremony - Interviews
The first three riders to finish the race must attend the protocol ceremony.
They must present themselves within a maximum of 5 minutes after crossing the finish line. The first 3 riders must go to the press room.
ARTICLE 11. PENALTIES
The UCI’s scale of penalties will apply in all circumstanaces.
ARTICLE 12. 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, by all their staff and service providers.
Anti-doping tests are carried out under the authority of the International Cycling Union and designated officials at the race finish in the velodrome.
ARTICLE 13. 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.
ARTICLE 14. EXCLUSION
14.1. 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.
14.2. 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:
- a serious breach of French law;
- failure to use the collective means of transport laid on by the organisers during transfers;
- customs’ fraud.
14.3. The right of withdrawal or exclusion referred to in sections 14.1 and 14.2 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 15. IMAGE RIGHTS
In order to enable the promotion of Paris-Roubaix, 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 Paris-Roubaix 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 Paris-Roubaix, posters, bills, log books, autograph books, maps and official programmes for Paris-Roubaix, 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 16. SPORTS BETTING
In order to avoid any risk of a conflict of interest, the teams and each of their members (riders, management personnel, trainers, doctors, etc.) are obliged not to personally take part in sports betting ventures concerning Paris-Roubaix, either directly or through an intermediary.
The present regulations are written in French and shall prevail in the event of difficulty in interpreting its terms in another language.
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