Sporting stakes / rules
Article 1. Organisation
The 107th PARIS-TOURS is organised by TDF Sport and Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.). It will take place on Sunday 13th October 2013, under the regulations of the International Cycling Union (UCI), the Fédération Française de Cyclisme (French Cycling Federation-FFC) and the Ligue Nationale de Cyclisme (National Cycling League-LNC).
Article 2. Participation
The 107th PARIS-TOURS is open to the teams of the UCI’s 1st and 2nd divisions and to those of the organising country’s 3rd division on an invitation basis.
The number of riders per team is restricted to a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 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 107th PARIS-TOURS is ranked as a 1.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: 100 - 70 - 40 -30 - 25 - 20 - 15 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 points to the first 15 riders.
Article 4. Race headquarters
The race headquarters will be open on Saturday 12th October from 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm and located at:
Collège Joachim du Bellay
Rue de la Gare
The confirmation of starters and the collection of race bibs by team managers will take place at the race headquarters on Saturday 12th October 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. 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.
This service will be ensured by 2 technical cars and 1 motorbike.
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. Prize money
The following prizes will be allocated
THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRIZE MONEY AWARDED FOR THE RACE WILL BE €18,800
Article 9. Protocol Ceremony
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.
Article 10. Penalties
Penalties in accordance with the UCI regulations will be applied.
Article 11. The Fight against Doping - Doping Control
ASO and all participating teams consider as an absolute necessity strict compliance with rules and recommendations issued by the authorities in the fight against doping and the obligation to observe impeccable conduct in this regard. Participating teams undertake to apply these rules and recommendations and will be fully responsible for the strict compliance by their riders and by all employees and contractors.
Doping control will be carried out under the authority of the UCI by designated officials, upon arrival of each stage, in the organisation's trailer.
Article 12. 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 13. Objection - Exclusion
A.S.O. met en place des zones de collecte destinées à la récupération des déchets. Les coureurs ne peuvent jeter leurs déchets, bidons et tout autre objet que dans ces zones aménagées.
Les coureurs et les suiveurs doivent adopter en toutes circonstances un comportement responsable vis-à-vis de l’environnement dans le respect des dispositions légales en vigueur.
Article 13. Récusation - Exclusion
13.1. 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
13.2. 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;
- 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.
13.3. The right of withdrawal or exclusion referred to in sections 13.1 and 13.2 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 14. Image rights
In order to enable the promotion of PARIS-TOURS, 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-TOURS 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-TOURS, posters, bills, log books, autograph books, maps and official programmes for PARIS-TOURS, 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.
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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