HSBC UK | National Cross Country Series - Timetable and regulations

HSBC UK | National Cross Country Series - Timetable and regulations

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Timetable and regulations for the HSBC UK | National Cross Country Series.

HSBC UK | National Cross Country Series timetable

Saturday

10am-12pm - Course available for inspection for the UCI Commissaire and track inspection on foot
12pm-2pm - Official course practice with first aid and marshals in place
2.30pm - Support race: Open, Fun and Sport categories
4pm-6pm - Official course practice with first aid and marshals in place
5pm - Team managers' meeting, race HQ

Sunday

7.45am-8.45am - Official course practice with first aid and marshals in place
9am - Race one: Under-16 categories
10.05am-10.35am - Official course practice with first aid and marshals in place
10.15am - Podium presentation for race one
10.45am - Race two: Veteran men's race
12.45pm - Podium presentation for race two
1pm - Race three: Elite female's race
1.02pm - Race three: Supporting women's categories at one/two minute intervals to facilitate clear course
3pm - Podium presentations for race three
3.15pm - Race four: Elite men's race
3.17pm - Race four: Supporting men's categories at one/two minute intervals to facilitate clear course
5pm - Podium presentations for race four

HSBC UK | National Cross Country Series

HSBC UK | National Cross Country Championships Timetable

Saturday

10am-12pm - Course available for inspection for the UCI Commissaire and track inspection on foot
12pm-2pm - Official course practice with first aid and marshals in place
2.30pm - Support race: Open, Fun and non-championship Sport categories
4pm-6pm - Official course practice with first aid and marshals in place
5pm - Team managers' meeting, race HQ

Sunday

7.45am-8.45am - Official course practice with first aid and marshals in place
9am - Race one: Under-16 categories
10.05am-10.35am - Official course practice with first aid and marshals in place
10.15am - Podium presentation for race one
10.45am - Race two: Masters, Veteran, Grand Veteran and Super Veteran men's races
12.45pm - Podium presentation for race two
1pm - Race three: Senior, Under-23, Junior, Master, Veteran, Grand Veteran female's races
3pm - Podium presentations for race three
3.15pm - Race four: Senior, Under-23 and Junior men's races
5pm - Podium presentations for race four

HSBC UK | National Cross Country Series

Categories

For full category information please click here. Please note the Open category is to be ridden by riders who do not have a British Cycling licence. The Fun category is to be ridden by riders that are new to the sport, do not have a race licence and want a less competitive environment to compete in.

National series points scoring

The first 40 finishers in each category will receive series points as follows:

60, 56, 52, 49, 46, 43, 40, 38, 36, 34, 32, 30, 28, then reducing by one point per place to 40th place.
The best four scores will count towards the overall points result. In the event of a tie on points, priority will be given to the highest finisher in the final round, or the most recent round if none of the tied riders contest the final round.

HSBC UK | National Cross Country Series

Regulations

Once the winner of a series category crosses the line to finish, all other riders in the same category shall finish their race when they next cross the line. Lapped riders should not complete additional laps, but will be classified according to their position after those riders in the same lap as the winner.

In the event that the Commissaire President opts to apply the 80% rule, eliminated riders will be classified according to their final position at the appropriate number of laps.

Riders who abandon, who fail to cross the line after the category winner, or are not classified under the 80% rule, shall not be classified.

Where the course presents "A" and "B" line options, riders should take the line according to their ability. Participants who opt for the "A" line must not deliberately dismount, run or walk through the feature.  Those who do so may be subject to time penalty or disqualification.

HSBC UK | National Cross Country Series

UCI world ranking points

Rounds one to four are placed on the UCI calendar and accrue class 2 UCI ranking points for the elite men’s and elite women’s categories.

The first 10 finishers in the elite men’s and elite women’s races will receive points as follows: 30, 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1.

National championship races also accrue UCI points as follows –

Senior Men/Women – 110, 90, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 5
Under-23 Men/Women – 40, 30, 20, 10, 5 (added to elite ranking)
Junior Men/Women – 40, 30, 20, 10, 5

Entry refunds

No refunds shall be offered once the closing date has passed. Other refunds are subject to the discretion of the organiser and will be subject to a minimum administration fee of £1.