Reglement

Specialized Rookies Cup 2017

Latest Update: Sep 20, 2017

The series consists of six separate international races. All races are financial, legal and sporting independent. The General Regulations and the rules of BDR and ÖRV apply to all races.

The total result consists of five seeding run* and five final results. The results will be published on www.rookiescup.bike. The racs are open to licence and non-licence riders.

* Due to the termination during the seeding run in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis on August 04, 2017 will the run not takes into consideration for the overall ranking. Therefore the total result consists of four seeding run and five final results.


Registration

Every rider has to use the registration form on www.rookiescup.bike. For registration please include date of birth and UCI licence code.

Unlicenced riders under age of 18 require a declaration of consent by their parents or other legal guardian. They have to deliver the signed form at the number board handing out.

The transfer/delivery of a starting slot, to third parties is always precluded.


Registration time limit

Registration and payment deadline is always on Tuesday before the races. If the registered starter cannot attend the race, they have no right to reclaim the registration fee. If the registration quota is reached the organizers reserve the right to close registration prematurely. There is no claim for a late registration on site.

The registration will be valid when the registration process is completed and the PayPal payment was made. If the fee is received on the account a confirmation e-mail will be sent.


Registration Fee/Transportation Fee

The fee to attend the race is Euro 40, if received one week before the races. This fee includes transportation from the finish area to the start via shuttle or lift.

For the race in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, the entry fee is Euro 60 inclusive iXS Rookies International Championships 2015.

After the registration deadline the fee increases to Euro 50 (Euro 70 Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis).

Participants must bear any bank charges incurred for transferring the entry fee.


Number plates

Every rider gets a new number board at every race. Number plates must be fixed in front of the handlebar and should readable throughout the competition. It is strictly prohibited to alter the number boards in any manner.

Start numbers may be reserved for registered riders and allocated according to Specialized Rookies Cup rankings.

The placing of additional advertisement on the number boards is strictly prohibited.


Starters

The races are open to professionals and hobby riders.


Starting interval

Starting interval between riders is 30 seconds.


Starting order

The organizers will publish the start list at least one hour before the race begins.

All starting times are binding. In the event of delays or interruptions the starting order is to be maintained.

For the final run, the starting order will be in accordance with the results of the seeding run. The order in the seeding run complies with the current total results of the series.


DNF - Did Not Finish

To compete in the final race run, all riders must start their seeding run/qualification and cross the start line. It is not necessary to cross the finish line (DNF). Riders listed as DNF will be added near or at the front of the race category for the race run.


Red Flag

If a competitor’s run is interrupted by a red flag then this must be reported immediately to the race commission by the competitor.

In case of the run will be restarted the competitor have to go back to the start immediately without altering his equipment. The new start time will be communicated by the race commission.


Classification

Class Year of Birth Category
U13 male/female: 2006 - 2005 (licence and non-licence / male and female)
U15 male/female: 2004 - 2003 (licence and non-licence / male and female)
Girls U19/U17: 2002 - 1999
(licence and non-licence / female)
Youth U17: 2002 - 2001 (non-licence / male)
Pro U17 male: 2002 - 2001 (licence / male)
Junior U19: 2000 - 1999 (non-licence / male)
Pro U19 male: 2000 - 1999 (licence / male)
Open Women 1998 and older (licence and non-licence / female)


Compulsory training

All competitors must ride two practice runs during the obligatory training session. The training runs will be registered and the riders can start at the seeding run only with the registration. Each obligatory training run must begin from the official starting point and must end in the finish area.


Equipment

The following safety gear is required for every racer: Protectors for:

- elbows
- knees
- back and chest
- full face helmet (recommendation: double-d safety lock)
- gloves with full hand protection

In additional it is recommended to wear a neck brace.

Helmets must be full face and of a one-piece design. Slimmed down ‘Enduro’ full face helmets are not advised. Helmet straps must be closed on course.

The local organizer is responsible for enforcing compliance with gear regulations. Failure to comply with gear regulations will result in disqualification.


Technical condition of bikes, euipment and clothing

Every rider is responsible for the bike, the material and the protection equipment. The condition, quality and construction are to ensure the safety for riders, competitors or other persons. The equipment/safety gear must be marked with a seal of approval of an international inspecting authority.

The organization refers to the safety rules and racing agreement defined by the national federations.

Headphones and earplugs are not allowed during traniing or race runs.


Awards Ceremony

The first three riders will be honoured with a ceremony, 30 min after the race. A subsequent handing out of trophies or prizes is not possible.

Whilst attending the podiums, all riders must wear their race kit or a copy of (jersey and trousers/pants).


Day prizing

The first three riders of each class will get non-cash prizes. The organizer is not responsible for a subsequent handing out of these prizes.


Points for total results

The overall result consists of the results of five seeding runs and five final runs. That means, one seeding run and one final run result will be deleted. The discounted seeding run and final run can stem from different events.

The total result will be published on www.rookiescup.bike.

Points in the final run:

Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
1 75 5 34 9 20 13 11 17 4
2 60 6 29 10 17 14 9 18 3
3 48 7 26 11 15 15 7 19 2
4 40 8 23 12 13 16 5 20 1

Points in the seeding run:

Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
1 20 3 13 5 8 7 4 9 2
2 16 4 10 6 6 8 3 10 1


Protest

According to the national sports regulations any objections raised against results or disqualifications as well as reporting any contravening of the rules should be addresses to the race commission.


Responsibilities

Riders attend the race on their own account and at their own risk. The rider is responsible for the safety of his bike and clothes. The organization is not responsible and cannot be held responsible for any injuries and damages as results of any action during the whole racing weekend.

All riders are responsible for insurance cover concerning damages based on the participations in the race.


Waiver of liability

The participations dispense with the registration altogether regarding indemnity claim or regress towards the organizer, designee, commissaries, authorities or other person in association with the event.

The liability waiver comes into effect upon registration with the organization. Over and above this no further claims can be made. Specifically excluded from liability are intercycle AG, Sports Nut GmbH and Racement GmbH. The organization keeps the right to make any necessary changes or even to cancel the whole race according to safety problems, official orders, government laws and other unforeseen events at any time in the race without obligations regarding indemnifications.

The subscribers of the registration accept the terms and conditions of the regulations concerning the implementation of the competition, other specific determinations of the event and the responsibilities and waiver of liability.

The participants confirmed explicitly the correctness of all data of the registration.


Withdrawal

The racing officials hold the right to withdraw starters if they feel there is a danger for the starter or any other person.

The racing doctor can advise the race organisers that due to medical reasons a rider should be withdrawn from the event. If the race organiser follow the recommendation, the rider will have their number board removed and will be withdrawn from the event. The withdrawn rider will not be eligible for a refund or a transfer.

If the race organisers believe a rider is not capable to tackle the race course they reserve the right to withdraw the rider from the event on grounds of their safety and that of the other riders and spectators. The withdrawn rider will not be eligible for a refund or a transfer.


Data protection

By submitting an application to take part in a race the participants also allow the Cup organization and the event organizers to use personal data for campaigns and activities connected to the events. The organizers shall have unlimited rights to publish pictures and video material of the participants, to forward these to press representatives and to use them for marketing activities. There is no factual and time limitation.