HSBC UK | Cyclo-Cross National Trophy - Regulations

HSBC UK | Cyclo-Cross National Trophy - Regulations

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Regulations for the 2018-19 HSBC UK | Cyclo-Cross National Trophy including scoring, jerseys and ranking points.

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Places will be by selection, with priority given to riders with 20 or more ranking points. It is unlikely that this will impact upon categories other than veteran men and youth boys, however the continued growth in participation means that we are approaching realistic capacity for many events. Maximum field size has been set at 100 for any one category, or a total of 140 where there are two or more waves in the same race. This will be subject to review as the season progresses. Please note that there will not be a reserve list.

National Trophy points scoring

The best five events out of six in the series will count towards the overall points result. In the event of a tie on points, the higher position is awarded to the rider with the highest finishing position in the final round.

If neither rider contests the final round, then the tiebreak is applied to the penultimate round, then the round before that, and so on.

The first 30 finishers in the youth under 16 boys, youth under 14 boys, veteran men 40-49, veteran men 50-59, senior/elite women’s and senior/elite men’s races will receive points as follows: 50, 44, 40, 36, 33, 30, 28, 26, 24, 22, 20, then reducing by one point per place to 30th place.

The first 20 finishers in the youth under 16 girls, youth under 14 girls, junior men and veteran women's races will receive points as follows: 40, 34, 30, 26, 23, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, then reducing by one point per place to 20th place.

The first 10 finishers in the veteran men 60+ race and the integral competitions for junior women, under 23 men, under 23 women, veteran women 50-59, and veteran women 60+ will receive points as follows: 20, 16, 12, 9, 7, 5 then reducing by one point per place to 10th place.

Jerseys

The overall leader in the youth under 16 boys, youth under 16 girls, junior men, veteran men 40-49, veteran women, senior/elite men’s and senior/elite women’s competitions will be awarded a yellow leader’s Jersey, which must be worn on the podium, and during the next round of the series.

The overall leader in the youth under 14 boys, youth under 14 girls, under-23 men, under-23 women, veteran men 50-59 and veteran women 50-59 competitions will be awarded a green jersey, which must be worn on the podium, and during the next round of the series.

The overall leader in the junior women, veteran men 60+ and veteran women 60+ competitions will be awarded a blue jersey, which must be worn on the podium, and during the next round of the series..

UCI world ranking points

The first 10 finishers in the senior and under-23 men’s and women’s races at all rounds will receive points as follows: 1st - 40, 2nd - 30, 3rd - 20, 4th -15, 5th - 10, 6th - 8, 7th - 6, 8th - 4, 9th – 2, 10th - 1.  The first five finishers in the junior men's race at round 1 will receive points as follows: 1st - 10, 2nd - 6, 3rd - 4, 4th -2, 5th - 1.

Podium presentations

A podium presentation will take place for each Trophy category immediately after the last rider has crossed the line in each race. The first three riders in each category, and after round one, the first rider in the overall classification, are required to attend the podium presentation. Failure to do so may result in penalty or loss of prize money.

A podium presentation will take place for each trophy category immediately after the last rider has crossed the line in each race.

Gridding of Riders at National Trophy Events

All starts at National Trophy events shall be gridded.  In allocating gridding positions the following principles shall apply:

1.    For the first event in the series:
a.    For elite/under-23 men and for elite/under-23/junior women, in accordance with the latest UCI World Individual Rankings, followed by the final national rankings of the previous season, and then at random.
b.    For all other categories, in accordance with the final national rankings of the previous season, and then at random.
c.    In addition, the following riders may be incorporated into the gridding:
i.    In the under 16 boys and girls races: any rider from the top 6 of the final youth under-14 national rankings of the previous season who is now an under-16.
ii.    In the junior men’s race: any rider from the top 10 of the final youth under-16 boys national rankings of the previous season who is now a junior.
iii.    In the elite/under-23 men’s race: any rider from the top 6 of the final junior national rankings of the previous season who is now an under-23.
iv.    In the elite/under-23/junior women’s race: any rider from the top 3 of the final youth under-16 girls national rankings of the previous season who is now a junior woman.
v.    In the veteran 40-49 men’s race and veteran women’s race: any rider from the top 50 of the final senior national rankings of the previous season who is now a veteran.
vi.    In the veteran 50-59 men’s race: any rider from the top 50 of the final veteran 40-49 men’s national rankings of the previous season who is now a veteran 50-59.
vii.    In the veteran 60+ men’s race: any rider from the top 50 of the final veteran 50-59 men’s national rankings of the previous season who is now a veteran 60+.
viii.    In the veteran women’s race: any rider from the top 50 of the final women’s national rankings of the previous season who is now a veteran.

2.    For subsequent events in the series:
a.    For elite/under-23 men and for elite/under-23/junior women, in accordance with the most recent UCI World Individual Rankings, followed by the latest series standings, followed by the latest national rankings, and then at random.
b.    For all other categories, in accordance with the latest series standings, followed by the latest national rankings, and then at random.

3.    For any event in the series, the following riders may, at the discretion of the Chief Commissaire, also be incorporated into the gridding, or have their gridding position adjusted, but shall not be placed in the first two rows:
a.    A rider whose national ranking is significantly higher than his/her series ranking.
b.    A rider who has previously ranked in the top 5 in the same category as entered, but due to injury or non-participation is no longer ranked at this level.
c.    A rider who has previously ranked in the top 5 in a lower age category, but who is returning to the sport after a period of absence.

4.    The application of these principles, and of any variation in gridding position applied under articles 1c) and 3 above, shall be at the discretion of the Chief Commissaire, except that, where applicable, the supremacy of the UCI rankings shall not be overridden.  The decision of the Chief Commissaire shall be final.

5.    All riders shall be called up to the start line between 5 and 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the race, according to the size of the field.

6.    Any rider who misses the call up to his/her allocated gridding position may be gridded at the back of the field.

7.    Any rider who seeks to claim a gridding position higher than that allocated shall be gridded at the back of the field, and may incur further penalties.  In the case of a UCI category, the penalty will be equivalent to 100 Swiss Francs (Art. 12.01.040.49)

Prize Money    
Prize values in the elite men’s and women’s races are determined by the UCI financial obligations, based upon a Euro exchange rate established by the UCI at the beginning of the year.

Elite men’s prize list (all rounds): Prizes to first 20 riders - £305, £160, £105, £80, £75, £70, £65, £60, £55, £50, £50, £45, £40, £35, £30, 5 x £20.

Elite women’s prize list (all rounds): Prizes to first 20 riders - £305, £160, £105, £80, £75, £70, £65, £60, £55, £50, £50, £45, £40, £35, £30, 5 x £20.

Junior men prize list (all rounds): Prizes to first 3 riders - £60, £40, £20.

Junior women’s prize list (all rounds): Prizes to first 3 riders - £60, £40, £20. (Where a rider is eligible for more than one prize, only the highest prize value shall be awarded).

Veteran men 40-49 prize list (all rounds): Prizes to first 3 riders - £60, £40, £20.

Veteran women 40-49 prize list (all rounds): Prizes to first 3 riders - £60, £40, £20.

Veteran men 50-59 prize list (all rounds): Prizes to first 3 riders - £60, £40, £20.

Veteran women 50-59 prize list (all rounds): Prizes to first 3 riders - £60, £40, £20.

Veteran men 60+ prize list (all rounds): Prizes to first 3 riders - £30, £20, £15.

Veteran women 60+ prize list (all rounds): Prizes to first 3 riders - £30, £20, £15.

Youth under 16 boys prize list (all rounds): Prizes to first 3 riders - £40, £20, £15.

Youth under 16 girls prize list (all rounds): Prizes to first 3 riders - £40, £20, £15.

Youth under 14 boys prize list (all rounds): Prizes to first 3 riders - £20, £15, £10.

Youth under 14 girls prize list (all rounds): Prizes to first 3 riders - £20, £15, £10.

All prize money will be paid by BACS in the week following the event, provided BACS details have been received by the Wednesday morning following the race..

ABOUT THE EVENT

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