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31.05 – 03.06.2018
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Rules and Regulations

1. Objective
1. Promotion of the mountain biking and bike touring in Poland, in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia
2. Promotion of local, regional, and international trails and recreational resorts
3. Selection the best riders of the individual, international MTB stage race in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
4. Promotion of healthy lifestyle and active R&R.

2. Name of the event
Beskidy MTB Trophy 2018 - 12th edition

3. Organizer
G&G Promotion Grzegorz Golonko
ul. Baczyńskiego 2/12
05-092 Łomianki
Poland

Contact:
e-mail: info@MTBtrophy.com
phone: +48 501 26 33 00

Official website:
www.MTBtrophy.com

Bank account information:
Account Number: PL 69 1140 2004 0000 3112 0266 1817
Account Name: G&G Promotion Grzegorz Golonko
Account Address: ul. Baczynskiego 2/12, 05-092 Lomianki, Poland
Bank: BRE Bank S.A. INTERNET BANKING
BIC/SWIFT: BREXPLPWMBK

4. Date of the event
May 31 - June 03, 2018

5. Stages
Approximate overall race length (distance CLASSIC) - 280 km
Approximate altitude difference (distance CLASSIC) - 10600 m

Approximate overall race length (distance MEGA) - 200 km
Approximate altitude difference (distance MEGA) - 7500 m

6. Participation
Participants of the Beskidy MTB Trophy have to fulfill the following conditions:

1. Fill out the application form available on www.MTBtrophy.com
By filling out the entry form, the riders accept the following clause:
"Disclaimer of Warranties. The Organizer shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, resulting from the organization of the race before, during or after the said race. Riders taking part in the race expressly agree that the participation remains at their sole risk. The Participant is liable for all damages which may rise caused in whole or in part by their or others' negligence or other fault of the parties or persons they are hereby releasing. By signing this disclaimer, the Participant waives, releases and gives up any claims, demands, liability damages, costs and expenses of any kind whatsoever, including personal injuries or wrongful death, against the Organizer or his contractors. I am aware of any potential hazards and I fully understand that I am forever giving up in advance any right to sue or make claim against the parties I am releasing. I agree to obey the orders of the security forces on the course and to observe the Rules & Regulations of the Race. I agree to the above terms and conditions and I enter my participation in the race. I release pictures, film recordings or interviews with me for the public use by the press, radio or television. By signing below, I agree, warrant and covenant the Rules & Regulations of the Race. I filled out the entry form truthfully and completely. I agree to the processing of my personal data by G&G Promotion Grzegorz Golonko based in Łomianki, as per the Law of August 29 1997 On the Protection of Personal Data (Dz.U.Nr 133, poz.883)."

2. Submit payment of the entry fee for the chosen race package before the final sign-up date. The original proof of payment must be retained for inspection at the Organizer's Office before the start.
3. Sign the starting list before the race.
4. Only riders above the age of 18 years can participate in the event.
5. All riders participate at their own responsibility.
6. All riders must wear a rigid bike helmet during the race.

7. Divisions
Man
M2 men of 19 - 30 years old (born in 1988-2000)
M3 men of 31 - 40 (born in 1978-87)
M4 men of 41 - 50 (born in 1968-77)
M5 men of 51 and more (born in 1967 and older)

Woman
K2: women of 19 - 30 (born in 1988-2000)
K3: women of 31 - 40 (born in 1978-87)
K4: women of 41 and more (born in 1977), must be over 10 women in category

Team
Man (3 men)
Mix (2 men and 1 woman or 2 women and 1 man)
 

8. Rules of the competition
The Beskidy MTB Trophy stage race shall abide by the following rules.

All disputes shall be resolved by the College of Commissaries together with the Organizer of the Beskidy MTB Trophy .

Race eligibility: individual riders and teams of at least 3 riders classified under divisions MAN (men only) and MIX (at least one woman)

Number of riders taking part in the competition is limited to 600.

The teams and the individual competitors with the lowest cumulative time at the end of four stages of the Beskidy MTB Trophy race in their respective division shall be the winner of the general classification.

The team and individual rider with the lowest time at the end of the stage is the stage winner in his/its respective division.

Number plates damaged beyond identification or missing shall be penalized by the Commissaries.

Only mountain bikes in good technical condition are allowed for use in the race. The responsibility for the technical condition of a bike lies solely on the rider.

Official doctor of the Beskidy MTB Trophy reserves the right to withdraw a rider unable to continue the race from the competition.

Start of each stage shall be at 9 a.m. The start line shall remain open for 15 minutes from the start signal. Competitors starting after that time shall not be included in the stage classification and shall not be qualified to complete the race.

Starting line order of the stage 1 shall be determined by the results got during the Beskidy MTB Trophy 2017.

Starting line order of riders shall be sorted according to Open general classification results:
» 1st sector: positions 1 - 30, leaders each category
» 2nd sector: positions 31 - 60,
» 3rd sector: positions below 61.

Start sectors shall be open till 8.30 a.m.

The cut-off time to reach the finishing line of all stages shall be at 7 p.m.

Competitors exceeding the cut-off time are permitted to continue the race but shall not be included in the general classification. In exceptional cases the Organizer may allow for the late rider to be classified after submitting a motion by the competitor.

During the Beskidy MTB Trophy the following time bonuses will be given to three winning competitors in each division: 1st position - 20 seconds, 2nd position - 10 seconds, 3rd position - 5 seconds.

Stage winners must be present at the award ceremony that shall take place after every stage (approx. at 6.00 p.m.); failing to appear during the ceremony shall be penalized with time penalties: first absence - 3 min., every next - 5 min.

The course of each stage shall be marked and supervised by Commissaries and medical rescue teams.

The course of each stage shall include check-points. Failing to pass a single check-point shall result in disqualification.

There will be feed zones on the course of the Beskidy MTB Trophy stages.

All equipment repairs or other situations requiring the team to stop must be within the course visibility without obstructing the course for other riders.

9. Classification
The competitor with the lowest cumulative time at the end of the full course of the Beskidy MTB Trophy in its respective division shall be the winner of the general classification. In case of two or more riders completing the course of the prologue and the three stages in the same total time, the winner in the general classification shall be decided by the higher position in the last stage. After each stage the leader, i.e. the rider leading in the general classification shall be named. In case two or more riders completing the whole race with the same cumulative time, the winner shall be decided by the higher position in the last stage.

The Team classification is based on the individual results of Open Women and Open Men in every race stage. The time for the team classification is counted according to the general classification scheme.

10. Awards
The Organizer shall award the best 3 riders in their age division and the best 3 teams in their respective divisions.

All the awarded competitors and teams are obliged to be present at the award ceremony held immediately after the completion of each stage and in the final awards ceremony.

11. Penalties
The College of Commissaries together with the Organizer of the Beskidy MTB Trophy may impose the following penalties:

1. Verbal warning.
2. Time penalty.
3. Disqualification.

A team can be penalized by the Organizer for the following offences:
» not wearing rigid helmets,
» dropping litter (except the special zone of 200 m behind every food station),
» not respecting the countryside,
» mechanical failures of equipment resulting in lowered riding safety,
» behaving in unsporting manner,
» pushing or pulling of a rider by third parties,
» infringements of traffic regulations.

In case of disqualification, the Organizer shall not refund the entry fee.

12. Withdrawing a competitor from the race
Riders withdrawing from the competition during the Beskidy MTB Trophy, irrespective of any reasons for the withdrawal shall inform the Organizer before the start or after the completion of a stage.

In case of withdrawing from the competition during the stage, the rider must notify the Organizer by calling the mobile number: +48 501 26 33 00 in order to prevent a rescue action.

In case of not notifying the Organizer of the withdrawal and launching a rescue operation, the cost of such rescue operation shall be borne entirely by the missing competitor.

In emergencies, bearing in mind the well being of participants, the Organizer with the race doctor reserves the right to withdraw a team from the competition.

13. Compulsory equipment of each team
» at least two litres of drinks,
» energy bars or energy gels,
» basic toolkit for bike repairs,
» spare inner tube,
» a pump.

14. Recommended equipment of a competitor
The Beskidy MTB Trophy is a stage race in which riders follow the course of a marked trail. We recommend that riders carry a cyclometer and a mobile phone.

15. Traffic
The Beskidy MTB Trophy shall take place with unrestricted road traffic.

In Poland, in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia on public roads riders must keep to the right lane and unconditionally observe all statutory traffic regulations.

Riders must exercise extreme caution for vehicles crossing the course from farming fields, country and forest roads or building drive-ins.

The Organizer shall not be held liable for any traffic accidents or collisions on the course of the race.

16. Filing protests
Protests to the Chief Commissary can be submitted in written form during the course of the event. A protest must be accompanied with a deposit of 100 PLN. The deposit shall not be returned unless the Chief Commissary with the Organizer consent to the validity of the claim. The Chief Commissary's decision is final.

17. Additional information
The Organizer shall not be held liable for accidents en route to and from the event.

All riders take part in the competition at their responsibility.

The Organizer shall not be held liable for missing items during the course of the event.

The Organizer shall not be held liable for any traffic accidents or collisions on the course of the race.

Failure to read and understand these Rules & Regulations shall not be deemed as an excuse.

Persons riding bicycles on the course of the marathon without a valid number plate shall be kept off the course.

The course of the race includes steep climbs and dangerous downhill sections.

The Marathon shall be held rain or shine, irrespectively of the weather conditions.

The Organizer reserves the right to call off the event due to natural disasters or a "force majeure".

All riders are requested not to litter on the course of the race and to respect the countryside.

The Organizer shall not refund the entry fee due to a withdrawal during the race.

The competitor signs the Entry Form and accepts the Rules & Regulations of the Race, and allows for the processing of the personal data.

The Organizer with the Chief Commissary reserves the right of interpretation of these Rules & Regulations and the right of adjusting thereof.


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