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Sporting stakes / rules

What is there to win?

The rules are the bible for a sporting competition. Through their balance and subtleties, they must ensure equality, motivate the riders and help spectators and viewers to understand the event.

Download the rules (pdf, 2 pages, 390 ko)

 

CIRCUIT RACE

20 laps to be carried out on a circuit covering 2.7 km, i.e. 54 km.

• Individual classification
The individual classification will be established based on the distance covered and according to the order of arrival at the finish line.

• Points classification
A points classification will be established by adding together the points obtained in each of the 4 intermediary sprints on the 4th, 8th, 12 th and 16th laps; the sprints will be judged at the finish line.
Points for each of the intermediate sprints will be awarded as follows: 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 and 1 point (s) to the first 5 riders.
In the event of a tie, the best placed rider at the finish will be the winner of the points classification.

• Best climber classification
A best climber classification will be established by adding together the points obtained in each of the 4 classifications on the 6 th, 10 th, 14th and 18th laps; the classifications will be judged on the Metropolitan Expressway Saitama Shintoshin Route.
Points for each classification will be awarded as follows: 3 – 2 and 1 point (s) to the first 3 riders.
In the event of a tie, the best placed rider at the finish will be the winner of the best climber classification.

• Best young rider classification
Only riders born on or after 1st January 1988 may take part in the best young rider classification.

• The Most Aggressive Rider
Prize The most aggressive rider prize is awarded to the rider who has made the greatest effort and who has demonstrated the best qualities in terms of sportsmanship.
This prize is awarded by a jury presided over by the Race Director.

•Team classification
The team classification is reserved for teams with at least 4 riders at the start. The team classification will be established based on time and the position of the 2 best riders of each team.

 

POINTS RACES

• 1st Points Race
Reserved for riders with even-numbered bibs. 8 laps to be carried out on a circuit covering 2.7 km, i.e. 21.6km, 4 sprints on the finish line on the 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th laps.
The following points are awarded on the 2nd, 4th and 6th laps: 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 and 1 point (s) to the first 5 riders.
The following points are awarded on the 8 th lap:10 – 8 – 6 – 4 and 2 points to the first 5 riders.

The classification will be established as follows:

  • The winner will be the rider who has achieved the biggest number of laps.
  • In the event of a tie with regards to the number of laps, the number of points acquired will determine the winner.
  • In the event of a tie with regards to the number of laps and points, the number of wins in intermediary sprints will determine the winner.
  • In the event of a further tie, the rider’s position in the final sprint will determine the winner.

• 2 nd Points Race
Reserved for riders with odd-numbered bibs. 8 laps to be carried out on a circuit covering 2.7 km, i.e. 21.6km, 4 sprints on the finish line on the 2 nd, 4th, 6th and 8 th laps.
The following points are awarded on the 2nd, 4 th and 6 th laps: 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 and 1 point (s) to the first 5 riders.
The following points are awarded on the 8 th lap: 10 – 8 – 6 – 4 and 2 points to the first 5 riders.

The classification will be established as follows:

  • The winner will be the rider who has achieved the biggest number of laps.
  • In the event of a tie with regards to the number of laps and points, the number of wins in intermediary sprints will determine the winner.
  • In the event of a further tie, the rider’s position in the final sprint will determine the winner.

Classifications

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