GiroSardegna regulations 2018

1 premise

The GiroSardegna is a stage race made on the model of great professional tours; every day you compete on two different routes: “Grangiro” and “Mediogiro“.

The stages in the GiroSardegna generally develop on three paths:

Red: it is the longest path, normally it is done by the members of the GranGiro;

Blue: it is the medium path, normally it is done by the members of the MedioGiro;

Green: it is the short path, normally it is done by non-agonists members of the “Tour

Inside the week there is also:

– the Tour: allows you to ride in the race tracks in a non-competitive way and with a “French” start

– the 1.000 km of Sardinia: it allows to participate with the formula of the randonneurs long distances

Applicants for participation must complete the appropriate form in its entirety and sign it; registrations will be accepted up to the availability of hotel places.

By registering for the event, each participant accepts the rules and general characteristics of the event.

In case of non-execution of the event the fees paid will be returned in full.

2 general provisions

2.1 All cyclists who register at the “GiroSardegna” (“Grangiro” and “Mediogiro“) must be, on the starting date of the race, in compliance with the 2018 membership with the F.C.I. or with another sports entity. Each member is required to report (inserting these data in the participation form) the number of the cycling card valid for the year 2018 and the federation or entity that issued it.

2.2 All cyclists in the race must have a medical certificate which qualifies for cycling competitions: the check will be carried out using appropriate methods (intervention by external companies, presentation of a copy of the certificate, etc.); participants of foreign residency must possess a certificate drawn up according to the E – Health Certificate model.

For each participant, both of Italian residence and of foreign residence, the certificate must have expiration date no earlier than the day of the competition.

The possession of the medical certificate will be checked using the DataHealth service; therefore, both for participants of Italian residency and foreign residence, it is necessary that the medical certificate provided for by this regulation has been taken into charge and validated, through the DataHealth service (, before April 14, 2018.

Members who do not have to proceed, through the DataHealth service, to verify possession of the appropriate medical certificate will be required to produce a valid copy of their certificate directly at the event; this alternative will involve less simplified procedures for the verification of the requirements for participation.

Remember that the simple possession of the sports card edit by a Cycling Federation is not sufficient.

2.3 Cyclists in possession of cycling cards can participate in the “Tour” non-competitive; at the Tour can also participate in cyclists WITHOUT sports card on condition that they have signed the act of accession with the appropriate declaration of release.

2.4 Other general provisions:

Hotel registrations will be accepted until the total number of seats is reached. After 28/02/18 only registrations are accepted for places made available by waivers

at the registration, cyclists taking part in the GiroSardegna must specify if they intend to do the GranGiro or the MedioGiro.

in case of non-execution of the event the fees paid will be returned in full.

in case of renunciation communicated by 28/02/18 Euro 50.00 will be retained and the remainder of the amount paid will be refunded (Giro + supplements); in case of cancellation within 10 days from the start date of the event, Euro 150.00 will be retained. No refund in case of subsequent waiver.

the Organization reserves the right to make changes to the program at any time.

each member accepts to his / her charge all the bicycle risks (bike breakage / damage, accidental or other falls, etc.) and of other kind (wars, popular uprisings, floods, kidnappings, etc.) that occur during the event; nothing can, in any case, be charged to the organization without prejudice to the risks covered by the various types of insurance set up

the sums paid are, in effect, contributions to the A.S.D. Mare e Monti as Supporters. No obligation or burden of an associative type derives from the payment of the sums in question.

Place of jurisdiction for disputes: Cagliari

3 Various Rules:

Rankings and jerseys: At the arrival of each stage a double time classification is formed (Grangiro and Mediogiro) which gives rise to the day’s prizes; the sum of the times of the stages forms the overall general classification and the rankings of the various age categories.

In the general classification will be present the cyclists who have done all the stages in the same type of path.

The leader (man/woman) of each ranking is assigned the Yellow jersey in the GranGiro and Pink in the MedioGiro: the leader jerseys must be worn in the race the following day.

To the last cyclist arrived within the maximum time in each stage and in each competitive path, the Black Jersey is assigned.

The athletes who for some reason have not started a stage or have not completed it and the athletes who in a given stage have done a different path from the one to which they are registered, leave the general classification; however, they will continue to participate in the subsequent stages in full by participating only in the daily rankings.

The cyclists mentioned above will be assigned, in the stage in which they do not have a result, a “compensated time” equal to that used in the race by the last cyclist arrived regularly in the path. At the end of the GiroSardegna all riders will still appear in the final classification.

At the end of the GiroSardegna the first three of the men’s and women’s in the general classification will be awarded as well as the first three of each age category.

Categories – at the GiroSardegna, in the year 2018, the categories dictated at international level by the U.C.I will be applied:

1 up to 29 years – 2 30/34 years 3 35/39 – 4 40/44 – 5 45/49 – 6 50/54 – 7 55/59 – 8 60/64 – 9 65/69 – 10 from 70 years upward

There are three women’s categories: W1 up to 44 years – W2 45/59 – W3 from age 60 and up

Cyclists between the ages of 15 and 18 or from age 70 and over can only participate in the MedioGiro paths.

The Organization, at its discretion, may also bring together some of the categories.

Race number and timing: each participant must clearly display the race number both on the front of the bike (handlebars) and on the back; he must also fix on the bike or body the timing transponder for the controls in the path and for the timing of the final stage time.

Grouping and stage departure: the grouping of cyclists will be arranged for each stage at times and locations decided by the Organization and reported in the program or in the briefing of the day before the race itself. For each competition a departure for grills or type of path can be arranged.

Intermediate and arrival checks: in each stage one or more control points may be arranged which may have been previously or not disclosed, at the discretion of the organization. All cyclists must make the intermediate checks by passing on the timing mat; in case of failure of the check, the jury will take the appropriate measures. Once at the finish line, the cyclists must pass on the timing mat; each cyclist will be awarded the race time he will have obtained. In case of group arrival, all the cyclists of each group will be assigned by the jury the arrival time of the first of the group itself: the decision on the modalities of unification is in any case left to the jury. The Organization will put in place every system (television shooting, photo finish, etc.) aimed at smoothing out any disputes.

Maximum time and broom wagon: in each stage a maximum time is set in which the single path must be completed; behind the last cyclist always travels a means of the organization able to recover a certain number of cyclists. The driver of said vehicle will respect, as far as possible, a roadmap that determines the maximum time and may suggest to the cyclist that he may not be able to maintain the specific speed, to get on board; if a cyclist does not comply with the suggestion and wants to stay on the race path, the “broom wagon” will overtake him and the cyclist will stay on the path at his own risk: nothing can be charged to the organization in any case. There is no obligation for the ” broom wagon” to search and recover the bikes of any retired or injured; the Organization only takes care of the bikes that are delivered to their employees by the owners or others.

Refreshments: one or more refreshment points (fruit, food, supplements, etc.) are made for cyclists in areas previously indicated and indicated by signs. At the refreshment points, each competitor must stop at the tables without hindering the roadway and be delivered by the staff as needed. It is allowed the delivery of water in glasses/bottles to cyclists who do not stop. It is strictly forbidden to pollute the environment by throwing away objects or papers in the street or nearby.

Bicycle theft or other theft: the organization responds, with its own insurance coverage, only of bicycles or other material directly taken over by individual employees in specific services.

Cars in tow – the cars of the individual sports groups and/or sponsors may be authorized in the race in order to provide technical, mechanical and food assistance to their cyclists. Authorized cars must, as far as possible, be available to other competitors who find themselves in difficulty and in any case are obliged to report the matter to the organization, under penalty of exclusion from the race and the revocation of the authorization. The Organization does NOT provide technical assistance/wheel change in the race; each rider must be autonomous for any technical and mechanical problems that may occur (punctures, breakdowns, etc.).

4 rules of behavior

All stages, where not expressly indicated, take place on public roads closed to traffic only for the time determined by the Authorities; each cyclist must therefore:

a) the race will be preceded by a car with the sign “inizio corsa” (beginning of the race) and, after a specific time set by the authorities, a car is placed in the race with the sign “fine corsa” (last cyclist inside the race time); all the cyclists who will be overtaken by the car with the sign “fine corsa” must respect the code in all its provisions in particular they must remain on the right side of the road, avoid “cutting” the curves and respect the precedence at the intersections

b) wear an approved helmet (DIN standards) throughout the duration of the event

c) the riders must keep the right of the road as far as possible and, when they are reached by cyclists or groups of faster cyclists, they must facilitate their overtaking (in particular if the fastest cyclists belong to another race path)

d) it is forbidden to pollute the surrounding environment by throwing objects or food residues (bottles, glasses, various containers, papers, etc.) away from the waste points usually located near the food refills

e) it is forbidden to behave anti-sporting in order to create a benefit to himself or his team (towing from cars or other competitors, route cut, etc.)

f) any form of doping is prohibited

The jury will check that the general rules and particular obligations are respected; in case of an irregularity, the jury may take the appropriate measures which may go as far as exclusion from the general classification and the inhibition at the start of the following stages.

To the participant excluded from the general classification or to which the inhibition at the departure of the subsequent stages had been imposed, the registration fee will not be refunded and will not be entitled to any other type of compensation.

5 appeals

Within one hour of the arrival of the last competitor of the specific race path, each cyclist can appeal to the Jury in case of misconduct by other riders or teams. The Jury is required to make a decision by the same day. Each decision of the Jury can be “appellate”; in this case, the final decision is made, by the end of the day, by a committee composed of the President of the organizing association (in case of absence, the Vice-President will take his place), the timing manager and the Director of competition of the specific path concerned.

6 faculty of the organization

The Organization reserves the right, without the obligation to state reasons, to vary the routes of the race, delay the departure, reduce the mileage of the various stages or cancel them and do anything else deemed useful to avoid dangerous situations for one or all participants and to face any event or situation that requires a decision. In no case may the decisions taken by the Organization during the event give rise to reimbursement of registration fees or compensation rights of any kind.

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