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Sporting stakes / rules

Article 1. Organisation

The 2014 TOUR OF Oman, 5th edition, is organised by Muscat Municipality in association with the Oman 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, February 18th, 2014 to Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 and consists of 6 straight stages.

Article 2. Type of event

This event is reserved for riders in the Elite Men’s category. It is a Hors-Class event registered on the Asia Tour calendar, and awards points as follows, according to article 2.11.014 of the UCI regulations:

  • the general individual classification: 100 – 70 – 40 – 30 – 25 – 20 – 15 – 10 – 9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 and 3 points to the first 15 riders;
  • stage winners: 20 – 14 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 and 2 points to the first 8 riders;
  • to the wearer of the leader’s jersey for each stage: 10 points.

Article 3. Participation

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

  • UCI Pro Teams
  • UCI Professional Continental teams
  • UCI Continental teams
  • national teams.

In accordance with article 2.2.003 of the UCI regulations, the number of cyclists per team is restricted to a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8.

Article 4. Race headquarters

The race headquarters will be open on Monday, February 17th 2014 from 3.00pm to 6.00pm at the Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat.
Licence-holding team managers will be able to collect race numbers from 3.00 to 4.45pm.
The team manager’s 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, February 17th 2014 at 5.00pm at the Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat.

Article 5. Radio-Tour

Information on the race will be broadcast on “Radio-Tour”, using the frequency of 161.3215 MHZ.

Article 6. Neutral technical support

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

Article 7. Finishing deadlines

For each stages there is a finishing deadline that will be increased by 10% in relation to the winner’s time.
On stage 5 Bidbid - Jabal Al Akhdhar (Green Mountain) the rule concerning the last 3 kilometres will not be applied.
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 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

together the times recorded for each stage, taking bonuses and penalties into consideration, in accordance with 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 red jersey.

TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRIZE MONEY FOR THE GENERAL INDIVIDUAL TIME CLASSIFICATION: €30, 000

Article 10. Points classification

A points classification is established by adding together the points obtained in each stage as well as the intermediate sprints in accordance with 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 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 green 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:

  1. the number of stage wins;
  2. the number of wins in intermediate sprints;
  3. 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:
final general classification:

1st €1,500
2nd €1,200
3rd €1,000
4th €800
5th €500

Total: €5,000

TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRIZE MONEY FOR THE POINTS CLASSIFICATION: €5,000

Article 11. Young rider classification

Only riders born on or after 1st January 1989 may take part in the young rider classification.
The leader of the young rider classification is the first young rider in the general individual classification. He will wear a white jersey.
Prize money awarded for the young rider classification is as follows:

1st €1,500
2nd €1,200
3rd €1,000
4th €800
5th €500

Total: €5,000

TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRIZE MONEY FOR THE YOUNG RIDER CLASSIFICATION: €5,000

Article 12. Most aggressive rider classification

The most aggressive rider classification is established by adding together the points obtained in the intermediate sprints in all the stages.

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.

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

In the event of a tie in the general individual classification for the most aggressive rider, the following criteria shall be applied in order until the riders are separated:

  1. the number of 1st places in the different intermediate classifications;
  2. 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 most aggressive rider classification is as follows:

Final general classification:

1st €1,500
2nd €1,200
3rd €1,000
4th €800
5th €500

Total: €5,000

TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRIZE MONEY FOR THE MOST AGGRESSIVE RIDER CLASSIFICATION: €5,000

Article 13. Team classification

classification for each 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 team general classification is established by adding together the three best individual times from each team in every stage. 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.

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

1st €1,500
2nd €1,200
3rd €1,000
4th €800
5th €500

Total: €5,000

TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRIZE MONEY FOR THE GENERAL TEAM CLASSIFICATION: €5,000

Article 14. Prize money

Places Stages General Classification
1st €3,615 €11,000
2nd €1,805 €5,500
3rd €905 €3,500
4th €455 €2,000
5th €365 €1,300
6th €269 €1,000
7th €269 €850
8th €180 €800
9th €180 €570
10th €92 €320
11th €92 €320
12th €92 €320
13th €92 €320
14th €92 €320
15th €92 €320
16th €92 €320
17th €92 €320
18th €92 €320
19th €92 €320
20th €92 €280
ie per stage €9,055
Total (x6) €54,330 €30,000

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

  • Stages classification: €54,330
  • General individual time classification: €30,000
  • Points classification: €5,000
  • Young rider classification: €5,000
  • Most aggressive rider classification: €5,000
  • Team classification: €5,000

TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRIZE MONEY: €104,330

Article 15. Anti-doping tests

Anti-doping tests will be carried out under the UCI regulations.

Article 16. Protocol Ceremony

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

  • the stage winner;
  • the leader of the general individual time classification;
  • the leader of the points classification;
  • the leader of the young rider classification;
  • the leader of the most aggressive 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 time classification;
  • the leader of the points classification;
  • the leader of the young rider classification;
  • the leader of the most aggressive rider classification;
  • the 8 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 individual time classification;
  2. the general points classification;
  3. the young rider classification;
  4. the most aggressive rider classification.

Article 17. Penalties

Penalties are in accordance with the UCI regulations.

Jersey wearers after the stage 6

Classifications after the stage 6

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