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Rules And Regulations
Rules And Regulations
Tour of Sharjah is organized by Sharjah Sport Council, Address: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Tour of Sharjah is an international stage race, organized according to UCI rules and classified as a UCI 2.2 Men elite event in the Asian Tour. Riders and all cars in the convoy must follow the instructions of Police, race-marshals and respect the UAE traffic rules. All roads are open for normal traffic but the Police will organize a rolling closure of each stage. As per UCI article 2.10.008, UCI points are awarded as follows for the UCI rankings:
- The first 10 finishers in the final General Classification by Time :
40, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 3, 3, 3 points
- The first 3 finishers on each stage :
7, 3 and 1 points
- Daily leader of the General Classification by time :
The competing teams must be of the following kind: UCI Professional Continental teams, continental teams, national team, regional or club team (according to the UCI article 2.1.005).
As per article 2.2.003 of the UCI regulations, teams must be formed of minimum 4 and maximum 6 riders.
Before the race, the race headquarters will be open Thursday 27th of January 2022 from 4pm to 7pm and located at the following address: Novotel Sharjah Expo Centre – Sharjah. Team representatives are requested to confirm their starters and collect their race numbers and time transponders at the race headquarter from 4pm to 6pm on the 27 of January 2022.
The team managers’ meeting, organized in accordance with article 1.2.087 of the UCI regulations, in the presence of the Members of the Commissaires’ Panel, is scheduled for 6 :30pm on 27th of January 2022 at the same address.
Radio tour will be broadcasted in English and arabic. The frequency will be given at the team manager meeting.
The neutral support is taken care of by 3 cars.
In the case of a duly noted fall, puncture or mechanical incident in the last 3 kilometers of a road race stage, the rider(s) involved shall be credited with the time of the rider(s) in whose company they were riding at the moment of the accident. His or their placing shall be determined by the order in which he or they actually cross the finishing line.
If, as the result of a duly noted in the last 3 kilometers a rider cannot cross the finishing line, he shall be placed last in the stage and credited with the time of the rider or riders in whose company he was riding at the time of the accident.
Stage 1 is an Individual Time Trial, an article will not apply to this stage (According to UCI art. 2.6.027).
Stage 3 has a summit finish, and article 7 will not apply to this stage (According to UCI art. 2.6.027).
A finishing time limit of 25% will apply to stage 1. The time limit for stage 2, 5 is 10%, the time limit for stage 3, 4 is 15%.
The Commissaires’ Panel, in agreement with the organizer, may in exceptional circumstances increase the time limit in accordance with UCI art 2.6.032.
Only STANDARD BIKES, WITH TRADITIONAL WHEELS AND WITHOUT TIME TRIAL HANDLEBAR will be allowed for the Individual Time Trial. Riders must be present 15 minutes before their start. For the start, the riders will be held by the organization staff. Start order is determined by the team manager at the meeting. Starts will be given with a gap of 1 minute.
Individual Classification by Time
The winner of Tour of Sharjah is the rider who, after completed all 5 stages have the lowest accumulated time, including bonuses and penalties (if any). (Ref. UCI Reg. Part 12).
The yellow jersey shall be worn by the current leader on time. Where two or more riders make the same time in the general individual placing, the placing will be set according to UCI regulations 2.6.015.
General Individual classification by points
The general individual classification by points is decided by adding the points awarded at each intermediate sprint and stage finish.
There are 2 sprints on every stage.
Points will be awarded as follows at the intermediate sprints:
- 1st 3 points/3 second time bonus applicable to the General
- 2nd 2 points/2 second time bonus applicable to the General
- 3rd 1 points/1 second time bonus applicable to the General
Points (15) will be awarded as follows at finish for stage 2, 3, 4 and 5:
25, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 & 1 point
Points (10) will be awarded as follows at finish for stage 1:
15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 & 1 point
The rider with highest number of points and who completes the whole race is the winner of the Points classification. In the event of a tie in the point classification, the following criteria shall be applied in order until the riders are separated:
- Number of stages wins.
- Number of wins in intermediate sprints counting for the general classification by points
- General individual classification by time.
The sprint is marked with green signs at 1km, 500m and at the line.
The Mountains classification is decided by adding the points awarded on each of the Mountains sprints.
Points will be awarded as follows :
Category 1 mountains points : 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 & 1 points
Category 2 mountains points : 6, 4, 2 & 1 point
Category 3 mountains points : 4, 2 & 1
The rider with highest number of points and who completes the whole race is the winner of the Mountains classification. In the event of a tie in the Mountains classification, the following criteria shall be applied in order until the riders are separated:
- Number of first places in the highest category climbs
- Number of first places on climbs in the next inferior category
and so on
- General individual classification by time
The Mountains points are marked with signs at the beginning of the climb, and at 1km and 500m in addition to the line.
young riders classification
Young riders classification is open for riders born 1st of January 1999 or later. The winner is the rider who, after completed all 5 stages have the lowest accumulated time, including bonuses and penalties. The leader of this competition shall wear the white jersey during the race.
Emirate classification is open only for riders with Emirate nationality. The winner is the rider who, after completed all 5 stages have the lowest accumulated time, including bonuses and penalties. The leader of this competition shall wear the Emirate jersey during the race.
The team classification for the day shall be calculated on the basis of the sum of the three best individual times from each team. In the event of a tie, the teams shall be separated by the sum of the places acquired by their three best placed riders on the stage. If the teams are still tied, they shall be separated by the placing of their best rider on the stage classification.
The team general classification shall be calculated on the basis of the sum of the three best individual times from each team in each stage ridden. In the event of a draw, the following criteria shall be applied in order until the teams are separated:
- number of first places in the daily team classifications ;
- number of second places in the daily team classifications ; etc.
If there is still a draw, the teams shall be separated by the placing of their best rider in the general individual classification. Any team reduced to fewer than three riders shall be eliminated from the general team classification.
Time bonuses, applicable only to Individual General Classification by Time will be awarded on stage 2, 3, 4 & 5 as follows:
- Stage finishes: 10, 6, & 4 seconds awarded to the first three finishers
• Sprints (intermediate): 3, 2 & 1 second to first 3 riders respectively
The following prizes are awarded : See in the race manual in the specific chapter. A grand total of € 99999 will be awarded in prize money at the event.
The UCI antidoping regulations are entirely applicable to the event. Moreover, and in conformity with the law of UAE, the UAE anti-doping legislation is applicable in addition to the UCI anti-doping regulations.
The anti-doping tests will take place at the Anti-Doping Unit that will be located adjacent to the finish of each stage daily.
In the finish area immediately after the finish of every stage :
Winner on each stage.
Distribution of the yellow jersey to the leading rider in the individual classification.
Distribution of the green jersey, the red jersey the white jersey and the Emirates jersey.
Concerning stage 1 (ITT), first rider in stage classification gets yellow jersey, 2nd rider the green jersey, 3rd rider the red jersey. White jersey will be presented for the first young in general classification, Emirate jersey will be presented for the first Emirate in general classification.
In the finish area immediately after the finish of the last stage :
No.1 on the last stage.
No.1, 2 and 3 in the individual general classification.
The winner of the Mountains classifications.
The winner of the Individual classification by points.
The winner of the young riders classification.
The winner of the Emirate classification.
The winner of the team classification.
Stage Winners and Race Leader may be asked to briefly attend a press conference after each stage. This also applies for the top3 riders of the general classification after the last stage. Riders must also attend the jersey signing after the ceremony.
All riders must sign on the protocol before every stage. The protocol is posted 40min before start, and will be removed 10 minutes before start. By signing on the start protocol the rider confirm that he has read and understand the race regulations and the route of the stage. 10 minutes before the start of each stage, the leaders in all classifications are required to attend a presentation arranged by the organization at the start line (infront of the other riders).
The UCI penalty scale is the only one applicable.
A rider who abandons the race shall immediately remove their race-numbers and deliver these to a commissaire or the “broom wagon”. A rider who has abandoned the race may not compete in any other cycling events for the duration of Tour of Sharjah, (art. UCI 2.6.025).
For the first stage, the driving order of the team cars are determined by drawing lots. All the vehicles driving in the
motorcade are restricted to a maximum height of 1.66 m (art. 2.2.032).
Teams who are not present at the team managers´ meeting, will not participate in the drawing and be placed last. In case of more than one team absent, the order of the last cars will be determined by drawing lots also.
Only one vehicle per team will be permitted to circulate at race level. Team cars shall carry a sport director who holds the appropriate licence, who shall be responsible for the vehicle (UCI art. 2.2.035).
If it is necessary to alter any arrangements for the race, the President of the Commissaires panel, and the Race Direction will take these decisions.
The organizer sets up collection areas, which are specifically designated to recover waste. These waste zones are placed before and after the feeding zones, and 20 km before the finish. Riders must only dispose of their waste, water bottles or any other object in these specially equipped areas. Riders and followers must behave responsibly with regards to the environment in all circumstances and respect the legal provisions in force.
All static feeding must take place on the right side of the road (UCI art. 2.3.026).
Feeding from the team car is allowed between 50 km after start and until 20 km before finish. Due to atmospheric conditions etc., the Commissaires may reduce the distance before feeding commences from the team cars, furthermore, they may also extend the distance before feeding closes. Such a decision will be communicated to interested parties in advance of the race.
Feeding zones are listed at the route description and maps.
The ranking of the Race Classification Jerseys are as follows:
- Individual General Classification
- General Individual classification by points
- General Individual Mountains Classification
- General Individual Youngs Classification
- General Individual Emirate Classification
Race classification Jerseys presented must be worn for the following stage. Where a rider holds more than one jersey at the same time, the jersey to be worn shall be that with the highest ranking as indicated above and the lesser jersey shall be worn by the second placed rider in the classification, and so on.
The rider who carries one of the race jerseys can put on advertising for his team’s principal partner(s) at the white rectangle at the front and back (UCI art. 1.3.053).
The organizer will print these sponsors at the jerseys.
Each rider has to put on two body numbers and one bike number at every stage. It is strictly forbidden to fold, cut or mutilate the race numbers in any way. Information about time transponders will be given at the permanence before team meeting when picking up the race numbers.
The time transponders must be returned in finish line after finishing last race.