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Dourogranfondo

11 JUNE 2017
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Regulation

Presentation


Art. 1 – GERÊS GRANFONDO is a cycle tourist/cycling-for-all event, defined as an Open Race by the UVP-FPC (Portuguese Cycling Federation) and that respects its specific regulations as well as the traffic laws. This is not a competition but a sportive event, with leisure, tourist or cultural purposes, which are part of the attractive of this type of cycling. Participation is limited to two-wheel vehicles (road, mountain or tandem bicycles). Motor vehicles are prohibited.

Date and distance


Art. 2 – GERÊS GRANFONDO will start at 9.00 o'clock a.m. (Lisbon Time), sunday the 11th of June 2017, in Vila do Gerês, finishing in the same location. Departure control begins at 8.00 a.m. and finish line control closes at 18.00 p.m. The first 5 km of the race will be under controlled pace before the race opens.

Art. 3 – GERÊS GRANFONDO will have an extension of 154 km e 3050 m elevation gain in the Granfondo version. There are also two shorter distances, called Mediofondo, with 100 km e 2020 m elevation gain length and the Minifondo, with 61 km e 1300 m elevation gain. In all of them the use of helmet is mandatory.

Art. 3.1 – The Granfondo detour closes at 12 o’clock

We would like to draw attention to all those willing to race the Granfondo, the longest of the three courses available (154 km), to the closing of its passage at 12 o’clock. After that, no other rider will be allowed to opt for that distance.
This decision has been taken after a request from the security authorities, with whom we agree, and thinking in the participants’ well-being.
The detour between the Mediofondo and the Granfondo is located on the 44th kilometre. Considering that the start is at 9 o’clock, three hours to cover this distance should more than reasonable for all those willing to make the whole 154 km.

Participation/Registration


Art. 4 – The race will be limited to 2500 participants, who shall make their registration through GERÊS GRANFONDO’s official website (www.geresgranfondo.com) or at Bikersevice’s office, in Póvoa de Varzim.

Art. 5 – Payment shall be made by means of ATM (Multibanco in Portuguese). Each inscription will receive a reference code for payment. In case of withdrawal, until May 11th 2017, participants may be refunded of half the registration value. After that, registration is considered final.
                                                                         
Art. 6 – Registration is personal. It is possible to exchange registrations, but after May 28st 2017 the new participant must pay an extra 5 euros. Payment must be made by means of money transfer to the following IBAN: PT 50 0045 1463 4027 5091 3307 8.

Art. 7 – Participation is allowed only to individuals 16 years old or over, at their own responsibility and risk. When register, all riders declare to be totally fit to participate, both physically and clinically. We advise all participants to take a full medical exam before entering our event.

Art. 8 – Registration cost, until May 28st, is 32 euros for athletes licensed in the Portuguese Cycling Federation or in any other country cycling federation. It is MANDATORY to inscribe the license number when register. In case of accident, participants must activate their federation’s insurance. For non-licensed athletes the cost is 35 euros. Both the licensed in FPCUB and in Portuguese Triathlon Federation must pay for this last registration since their insurances don’t include this kind of events.
There will be accepted registrations between May 29st and June 8th, but with an aggravated cost of 5 euros. All registrations made after May 21st are not entitled to a customized race number with the participant’s name. From May 28st, all non-payed registration will be eliminated. In order to make a new one, it is necessary to repeat the whole process in our website www.geresgranfondo.com, being generated a new code for automatic payment with a five euros added cost. Registration closes when reaching 2500 or on June 8th.


Art 8.1 – Federation licenses must be valid in the year the race will take place. Those who have registered in the year before the event with a license valid only for that year will not be considered licensed riders, thus will have to pay a normal inscription fee.

 

Registration includes:
- The right to participate in the GERÊS GRANFONDO.

  • Food and liquid supplies in defined points of the course.
  • Race number (front of the bike and back of the jersey) of mandatory use (the electronic chip is inserted in it).
  • First-aid and medical assistance.
  • Gift sponsored by Caçarola
  • Personal accidents insurance in accordance to the law.
  • Access to showers at the end of the race, in a place to be announced.
  • Lunch (pasta recovery) at the end of the race.
  • Bibon offer PROZIS
  • Gel energy offer PROZIS
  • PROZIS energy bar offer
  • Finisher medal.
  • Finisher digital certificate.
  • Classification by means of electronic chip.

Other offers shall be soon announced

GERÊS GRANFONDO will have its official jersey and bib shorts, available on the webstore as well as the race’s office. Prices and other details, will be later announced.

Art. 9 – Registration and participation of individuals suspended by the use of banned substances will not be accepted.

Timing


Art. 10 – Although being a cycling/cycle tourist challenge, all riders will be timed, by means of an electronic chip, in the time taken to complete the length of the course. The electronic chip is personal and of mandatory use, resulting in immediate disqualification not complying with this rule.
All riders must pass under the departure arch, otherwise the electronic chip will not be activated.

 

This distribution will be made according to THE ORDER OF PAYMENT. Each one of these boxes will have 300 places and there will be a reserved area for guests ahead of these boxes.

Departure order


Art. 11 – Granfondo, Mediofondo and Minifondo departure will be made simultaneously, with participants distributed in numbered boxes. These will be named as follows:

- 1 ao 75 Box EDP Distribuição

- 76 ao 400 Box LoveTiles

- 401 ao 700 Box Lacoviana 

- 701 ao 1000 Box Europcar

- 1001 ao 1300 Box Garmin 

- 1301 ao 1600 Box LIPOR

- 1601 ao 1900 Box CACB 

- 1901 ao 2200 Box SPECIALIZED

Medical assistance


Art. 12 – The GERÊS GRANFONDO organization will provide for medical assistance with specialized personnel. Any time a participant asks a member of the organization staff for it, the assistance system is activated.

Mechanical assistance


Art. 13 – The event will have mechanical assistance at the start and also along the route. Organization staff and vehicles provide for it. It is forbidden any mechanical assistance made by private or team cars during the event. It is expressly forbidden the circulation of team or personal cars in the race course.

Art. 14 – We advise each participant to take along with him the basic material and tools so he can repair simple mechanical problems, such as a puncture, as the organization staff can be far from the spot and take some time to get there. Our work is free from any costs but if any replacement part is necessary, it will be charged to the participant.



Legal provisions

 

Art. 15 – All participants must obey the traffic laws, since the GERÊS GRANFONDO course takes place in open roads. Any disrespect towards the traffic laws results in the immediate disqualification of this edition of the race as well as future ones.

Art. 16 – The organization is not to blame for any kind of accident regarding participants, be them victims or responsible for the accident. Nor it is to blame for any kind of debts contracted by participants, before, after or during the event, or even mechanical damage or material loss that may occur with bicycles or other equipment. All participants exempt the organization of any responsibility regarding loss or deterioration of personal objects, under any circumstances.

Art. 17 – The organization has the right to make all kinds of changes it considers necessary, on the course and other matters. The organisation reserves the admission right to the GERÊS GRANFONDO.

Image rights

 

Art. 18 – Reading and accepting these regulations means that all participants entitle the GERÊS GRANFONDO organization to film, totally or partially, its participation in the race; they also entitle the organization to use their image in promoting the event on all kinds of media (TV, radio, press, photos, DVD, internet, posters, flyers, etc), as well as giving away completely free from charges the commercial and advertising exploitation rights of their image. The organization guarantees the full respect of laws regarding personal data.

Art. 19 – The act of registration for this event implies the full acceptance of these regulations, as well as waiving all kind of legal action against the organization of the race that could emerge from participating in the event.

Trophies

Minifondo:
First, second and third overall male.
First, second and third overall female.

Mediofondo:
First, second and third of the following categories:
         Male
                        Elite (born until 1988).
                        Masters A (from 1987 to 1978)
                        Masters B (from 1977 to 1968)
                        Masters C (from 1967 to 1958)
                        Masters D (from 1957 to 1948)
                        Masters E (born in 1947 or before)

                        Female
Elites (nascidos até 1988)
Masters A (de 1987 a 1978)
Masters B (antes de 1977)

Granfondo:
Overall male winner and overall female winner.

First, second and third of the following categories:
         Male
                        Elite (born until 1988).
                        Masters A (from 1987 to 1978)
                        Masters B (from 1977 to 1968)
                        Masters C (from 1967 to 1958)
                        Masters D (from 1957 to 1948)
                        Masters E (born in 1947 or before)

                        Female
Elites (nascidos até 1988)
Masters A (de 1987 a 1978)
Masters B (antes de 1977)

Teams
Trophies for the first three teams in the Granfondo (here will be taken in account the finishing times of the first three cyclists of each team, regardless of their category).

Awards ceremony will begin at 4 p.m.

Penalties

Art. 21 – Will be disqualified those who:
a) Disrespect the traffic laws.
b) Disrespect instructions given by organization staff or law enforcement authorities.
c) Don't pass through control zero at the start and/or other control points along the course.
d) Don't respect the environment, by means of polluting it along the course, throwing waste or other.
e) Have their private or team car in the race, affecting it.
f) Disrespect the present regulations or the event.

Registration office


Art. 22 – In opens on June 10th, the eve of the event, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. On June 11th it will be open from 6.30 a.m. until o 8.30 a.m. The office will be located at the CentroTermal, in Vila do Gerês, next to the start and finish line.

Final provisions

 

Art. 23 – We strongly advise all participants to take a full medical exam before entering in this event. We also stress the need for an adequate eating and hydration regime before and during the race, although there are food and liquid supplies in defined points along the course.

Art. 24 – The organization will not assume any responsibility in compensating participants in case the event is postponed or cancelled due to “force majeure”.

Art. 25 – It is up to the organization analysing and deciding on omissions or exceptional cases.

Termo de Responsabilidade

 

 

GERÊS GRANFONDO 2017

 

 

Statement of responsibility 1. I, the undersigned, ............................................................................................................................................, holder of the identification document nº..................................................... and holder of Gerês Granfondo race number………………., the event which takes place on June 11 st 2017, declare to have read and accepted the race’s Regulations. I further declare to have taken notice that this is an amateur cyclotourism/cycling event for all, without any competitive purpose, that unfolds in public roads open to traffic, accepting the resulting risks, so I agree to comply with and enforce the traffic laws as well as Gerês Granfondo Regulations. 2. I declare to have been given all necessary information from the organization, as well as information I asked for, concerning the inherent risks to my participation in the Gerês Granfondo, being fully aware that the race takes place on roads open to vehicle circulation foreign to the event with whom I may come across; that I will pass traffic interceptions open to vehicle circulation, so I agree to use the utmost care and caution crossing them; that some of the race’s course are, either by road conditions or the steep slope of the rode, dangerous and I was duly alerted by the organization to this situation as well as the risks it may cause. 3. I also declare that I will not ask any responsibilities to Geres Granfondo’s organization or to any other entities involved in the event for any accident I may cause or be a victim and that might affect/involve other participants, organization staff or others, nor by any debts contracted by me before, during or after the ride, as well as mechanical malfunctions or losses that the bicycles or other equipment owned/used by me may suffer. I also exempt the organization for any loss or deterioration of personal belongings in any circumstance. 4. I assume that Gerês Granfondo organization has recommended a thorough medical check-up before joining this ride to all participants, for which I will not ask any responsibilities to the referred entity in case I suffer any kind of loss resulting from health problems that may occur after my participation in the event. I declare to fully assume any risk to my health that may come from participating in the Love Tiles Douro Granfondo. Signature (as in the identification document) ......................................

 

 

 

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