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SE Rules

1.DEFINITION
•Superenduro is an emerging discipline in the world of Mountain Bike competitions.
•The Superenduro race is not a cross-country nor a downhill competition.
•The Superenduro race takes place on circuits marked by a variable number of special stages (PS) that are mostly downhill and constituted by pedaled uphill stretches of no more than 10% of their total length and a course that favors all-condition racing skills.
•Each contestant’s ranking is obtained from the sum of the travel times in the special stages added to advances or delays at the Time Control (TC).
•Transfers from one special stage to another are not timed. However, there are time limits within which each contestant must complete the transfer. In addition, the judges will set a maximum time delay that will be announced before the start of the race. Contestants that arrive at the control points beyond the maximum time limit will be automatically disqualified from the race.
•To avoid any short-cutting, surprise checks may be performed.
•There are two kinds of Superenduro races:
•EXPERIENCE: EXPERIENCE races have an average height difference of 1200 meters and total sum of the travel-times of the special stages must not exceed 30 minutes, with a minimum total time of 10 minutes.
EXPERIENCE races must comprise at least 3 Special Stages that take place on at least 2 different routes.
•PRO: have an average height difference of 1500 meters and total sum of the travel-times of the Special Stages of 20 minutes.
PRO races must have at least 5 Special Stages that take place on at least 2 different routes.

2.PARTICIPATION
•The maximum number of starters is set at 500.

3.CATEGORIES
•Superenduro races are open to all racers with membership to U.C.I. or any other national cycling club.
•The categories are divided as follows:

Category denomination

Age

Year of Birth

Race

SE-P*

All

All

Reduced

SE-G*

Age 13 to14

From 2001 to 2000 inclusive

Reduced

SE-1

Age 15 to 16

From 1999 to 1998 inclusive

Complete

SE-2

Age 17 to 18

From 1997 to 1996 inclusive

Complete

SE-3

Age 19 to 23

From 1995 to 1991 inclusive

Complete

SE-4

Age 24 to 29

From 1990 to 1985 inclusive

Complete

SE-5

Age 30 to 34

From 1984 to 1980 inclusive

Complete

SE-6

Age 35 to 39

From 1979 to 1975 inclusive

Complete

SE-7

Age 40 to 49

From 1974 to 1965 inclusive

Complete

SE-8

Age 50 and over

From 1964 and earlier

Complete

SE-D

All Women

All

Complete

Front**

All

All

Complete

*For categories SE-P / SE-G, there will be a shorter race course.**The FRONT category is determined by the bicycle used which must be a HardTail type (rigid frame), and possibility of using the front suspension.

4.START
•The departure is carried out in groups of 1, 2, 3 or 4 contestants, every 15, 20, 30, or 60 seconds at the race official’s discretion and depending upon the number of entrants. The times imposed for the transfers allow the contestants to proceed in small groups.
•It is possible to carry out a reconnaissance of the race-course at least 24 hours prior to departure.

5.SPECIFIC RULES
•Participants must respect the rules of the event and road traffic regulations, particularly on stretches not closed to traffic.
•Special Stages will be closed to traffic during the actual race but not during practice.
•During the Special Stages be sporty and let faster contestants pass you.
•Every contestant must be completely self-sufficient during the race, including the repair and/or substitution of bicycle parts (for example changing the inner tube), with the exception of the paddock area.

6.REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIP CARD VERIFICATION
To carry out your registration you must sign up to the superenduromtb.com website through the appropriate form at the link:http://www.superenduromtb.com/en/registrazione-superenduro/.
Once you are registered you will be given your own unique personal code to identify you, as well as a username and password to access the area reserved to participants.
From the reserved area it is then possible to enter more than one participant at a time and to more than one stage at a time, but it is necessary to know the personal codes of all the participants one wishes to sign up at the time of registration.
In case you wish to race with your team or your friends, we advise you to sign up everyone at the same time in a consecutive manner, keeping in mind that the order you enter them reflects the order of departure at the start point (see paragraph 7 of Rules).
By signing up online before and not later than 8.00 P.M. on the Thursday preceding the race weekend, the fee is 50 euros for PRO races and 35 euros for EXPERIENCE races (35/30euro for the Promo Sport, 30/20euro for SE1 age 15-16 and free for Beginner age 13-14 categories).
After this date, entering will only be possible at the reception on Saturday or Sunday, the fee being increased by 5 euros.
Signing up will be considered valid only if payment of the registration fee will have been successful. Payment of the registration fee will be confirmed by email to the address you will have submitted during compilation of the form.
The registration fee paid on superenduromtb.com is not refundable.
As further guarantee and for good measure, it is advised you have the receipt of your payment of the registration fee at your disposal on the weekend of the races at the moment of membership card verification.

Those who register third parties do so as appointees and thus assume complete responsibility as such, including permission for the treatment of personal details for privacy purposes. The appointee relieves Superenduro A.s.d. from such burden and will act as guarantor towards Superenduro A.s.d. for issues regarding said responsibility, complaints, or any ensuing legal action against Superenduro A.s.d. on the part of the delegator.
Individuals who register are responsible for themselves and all the people registered by them regarding eligibility for participation and its every consequence, and permanently renounce, release, and exonerate the organizers of the event, the sponsors, the promoters, Superenduro A.s.d. and all the people in any manner associated with the event, from any responsibility, complaints, legal actions and compensation claims against them as a result of damages in any way connected to participation in the event.

7.ASSIGNMENT OF NUMBER PLATES
•The first 80 numbers are assigned to contestants defined as “PRO”. The following numbers are assigned consecutively and in the order in which the participants are entered, upon availability. The organizers reserve the right to carry out any change in the order of the race numbers to their own discretion.
Contestants defined as “PRO” are those belonging to the list compiled by the organizers before the event. The drafting of the list is worked out according to the contestants’ placing during the course of the season. The management also reserves the right to assign a maximum of 5 “PRO” breast number plates per race to athletes expressly invited by them.

8.BICYCLE
•It is forbidden to replace the frame (both the front or back), the forks, and wheels during the whole duration of the competition.
•Punching: during verification of membership cards, the management will supply each contestant with five stickers, two for the frame (front and back), one for the front fork, and two for the wheels. It is each contestant’s responsibility to apply them to their bicycle (punching) and protect them in case of rain or mud.
•During the race the management will verify the presence of the stickers (punching). The contestants that will not have placed all the stickers correctly, or will fail to show up for verification will be disqualified.
•The handlebar ends must be protected by caps.
•The bicycle must be in perfect condition and efficiency. Participants who do not meet this demand may be excluded from the competition.

9. EQUIPMENT
•It is mandatory to wear a helmet during the whole duration of the race, both during the transfers as well as during the special stages.
•While undertaking Special Stages (P.S.) it is mandatory to wear CE approved full-face crash helmet, gloves, knee-pads and back protector.
• Contestants lacking a helmet at departure will be disqualified.
•Two types of helmets are allowed. A lighter XC version helmet during the transfers and full face helmet during the special stages.
•Each contestant must be completely self-sufficient and must not receive external assistance throughout the race with the exception of the paddock area whose exact location will be announced by the management, where the participants pass through at the beginning and end of each lap, and each Team can provide assistance to its racers.
•It is advised that each participant display an approach to the competition according to his/her individual technical skill and athletic training.
•It is suggested you bring your mobile phone with you in order to be contacted or to contact the organizers yourself during the race in case of need. During the briefing, the organizers will announce the phone number to contact in case of an emergency. The phone number will also be printed on the timetable every participant will have punched onto the bicycle.

10.COURSE
•A Superenduro course must be mostly dirt-patch and emphasize the technical aspects of mountain bike riding. It may present stretches that are narrow and exposed, rocks, fords, steep uphills and downhills, and is generally not suitable for beginners or untrained riders.
•The course is marked by signs and certain stretches are marked by signal tape. Cutting of parts of the course, be it even involuntary, entails immediate disqualification.
•In case a contestant accidentally goes outside a stretch marked by signal tape, it is mandatory he/she re-enter the course at that same point and restore the broken tape. Failure to do so will imply immediate disqualification.
•The organizers must arrange for the course to be completely and definitively marked, including specific IPS-FPS signs, starting and ending lines for every single Special Stage at least 24 hours before departure in order for the contestants to be able to carry out reconnaissance and free practice.
•It is forbidden for contestants to carry out modifications to the course during the event; the organizers reserve the right to modify the course without notice in case of emergency such as weather conditions or to guarantee safety during the event.
•The organizers of all events must ensure the presence of a forerunner to pass about 5 minutes before the passage of the first contestant and another about 5 minutes after the passage of the last contestant during the special stages.
•It is forbidden to be transported, pushed, or pulled by motor vehicles.
•It is possible for the organizers of a single event to arrange for the transfers to be carried out using the ski tows present.

11. STARTING LINE – FINISHING LINE – TIME CONTROL (C.O.)
•The starting line coincides with the finishing line and is indicated by two yellow flags. Each contestant must cross the starting line according to the official timing and his own timetable. The contestant that crosses the starting line either late or early will be penalized accordingly.
•The TIME CONTROLS (C.O.) are situated at the end of the departure zone at the beginning of each stage or at intermediate points chosen by the management. Attendants must be present at every Time Control. The event Manager can change the times and the course immediately before the race or before every Time Control by communicating the changes at the yellow flags and at the management office.
•SIGNALING THE TIME CONTROLS-The Time Controls must be signaled by two yellow flags that function as time detection lines as well as starting/ending lines.
•PROCEDURE AT THE TIME CONTROLS-The official timekeepers’ position must be on the line between the two yellow flags, and a clock synchronized with the official race time must also be present. The Time Control at the end of the race does not penalize early arrivals but only delays. A timekeeper will be present at every Time Control and will compile a control list in chronological order of all the contestants’ race numbers who cross the line as well as their times expressed in hours and minutes. In case of a dispute the time control list will attest as proof. The time at the Time Controls will be taken at the full minute the moment the contestant cuts the line indicated by the yellow flags.
CALCULATING PENALTIES AT THE TIME CONTROLS
The contestant that does not respect the times imposed at the time controls will be penalized 60 seconds for every minute or fraction of a minute time difference from his theoretical time.
EXAMPLE OF CALCULATED PENALTY

THEORETICAL TIME TIME CONTESTANT CROSSES TIME CONTROL LINE PENALTY
11.00.00 HOURS 11.01.01 HOURS (delay) 1 MINUTE (60 seconds)
12.00.00 HOURS 11.59.59 HOURS (ahead) 1 MINUTE (60 seconds)

The penalty times will be added to the total racing time during the special stages.
In addition, the judges will decide upon a maximum time delay on the theoretical time at the Time Control that will be displayed on the board before the race, beyond which the participant will be excluded from the competition. The start/finish line must be positioned within the paddock area, which has to be of at least 2500 m2.

12.SPECIAL STAGES
•The contestants depart at intervals of about 15-20-30-or 60 seconds. The intervals will be determined by the management and communicated before the race starts. The contestants must be ready to depart from the starting point of the Special Stages at the time indicated on the timetable given to them by the organizers.
•If a contestant carries out the transfer (not timed) of a Special Stage ahead of schedule, he must wait behind the starting line until the time indicated on the timetable.
•The contestants that anticipate their departure, will have that anticipated time added to their calculated racing time for the special stage.
•On the other hand the contestant that is behind schedule will be able to depart immediately for the Special Stage by using a special “starting” line with the approval of the timekeeper, and his traveling time for the Special Stage will be calculated according to the “theoretical” time on his timetable.
•Special Stages must necessarily be closed to traffic and forbidden to pedestrians for their whole duration.
•At the start of the Special Stage a lane must be arranged for stragglers who must enter that lane solely from that entrance.
•For a race to be validated it is necessary that at least 50% of the special stages are valid and carried out by all the contestants.

13. DEPARTURE TIME
•The departure time of the race must be announced by the management at least 1 hour prior to the beginning of the race, except in the case of extraordinary circumstances. The departure times of each contestant for the Special Stages are decided by the organizers. Staff present at departure will make sure contestants abide by them.
•The management must make the departure times known at least 30 minutes before the departure of the first contestant, as well as hand them personal timetables.
•It is the contestant’s responsibility to verify the presence of possible errors in their departure times as well as their personal timetables.

14.BRIEFING
•The race official may carry out a briefing in the departure zone up to 30 minutes before the scheduled departure of the first contestant.
•Such a practice is important in giving contestants any potential information or last-minute modifications to the race, thus it is advised every contestant be present.

15.HELP AND ASSISTANCE
•In case of accidents it is each contestant’s responsibility to help other contestants in need or in trouble and possibly call for assistance.
•The management reserves the right to penalize or disqualify contestants that do not observe such rule who may as well run into potential criminal charges for negligence.
•Contestants that pull out of the race must inform the management.
•Contestants that pull out of the race or have exceeded the maximum time limit must reach the departure zone as quickly as possible and follow indications given them by the race officials, as well as remove the number plate from their bicycle or cross the number out with an X.
•In order to give rescuers a chance to reach injured contestants, the Special Stage may be suspended and racers will not be timed, or the course may be diverted and marked by the organizers in order to reach the next Special Stage.

16.RANKING
•A final ranking will be compiled for the SuperEnduro PRO series that will include the sum of the scores obtained in every single stage by the participants of each category.
•All scheduled races will be valid for the ranking.
•A final ranking will be compiled for SuperEnduro EXperience circuit that will include the sum of the best 8 scores obtained during the year by the participants of each category. • For each competitor will be excluded from the count in the final EXperience standings, the 3 races in the calendar with the worst result
•In case of a tie, the best score in the last race will be considered.

17.LIMITATIONS OF THE TOP-CLASS CATEGORY
•Contestants racing in a Top-Class category, which comprises the top 40 of the 2013 ranking will not be assigned points and will not be included in the ranking of the Sprint category and overall (however they may participate in the race and battle for the single race overall). Other contestants may be included in the Top-Class category during the course of the year, at discretion of the SE Management.


MEN’S RANKING
Position Contestant
1st DAVIDE SOTTOCORNOLA
2nd MANUEL DUCCI
3rd ALEX LUPATO
4th JEROME CLEMENTZ
5th MATTEO RAIMONDI
6th VITTORIO GAMBIRASIO
7th ANDREA BRUNO
8th FABIEN BAREL
9th >FRANCESCO FORMICHI
10th JARED GRAVES
11th PIETRO CHINUCCI
12th PETER MLINAR
13th ALEX ZAMPIERI
14th NICOLA CASADEI
15th TOBIAS PANTLING
16th DENNY LUPATO
17th JACOPO ORBASSANO
18th MARTIN MAES
19th MICHELE DESTEFANIS
20th MARCO FIDALGO
21st FRANCESCO COLOMBO
22nd ANDREA TONIATI
23rd BRUNO ZANCHI
24th FRANCESCO FREGONA
25th PAOLO FENOCCHIO
26th DAVIDE BOZZA
27th LEOLUCA SCURRIA
28th FEDERICO CARUBINI
29th GIOVANNI D’AROMA
30th INTI ROSSI
31st GERARDO BOTTINELLI
32nd MARCO BOLOGNA
33rd GIORGIO RIGHI
34th PAUL ASTON
35th ANDREA PIRAZZOLI
36th MARK SCOTT
37th MAX LEITSBERGER
38th REMY ABSALON
39th ROBERT KORDEZ
40th CRISTIAN MAZZOLINI

18.POINT ASSIGNMENT
•The PRO and EXPERIENCE circuits have different criteria for the assignment of points.
•For each stage the assignment of points is as follows:

PRO Circuit

EXPERIENCE Circuit

Position

Points - PRO

Position

Points - EXPERIENCE

1st

600

1st

300

2nd

500

2nd

250

3rd

420

3rd

210

4th

360

4th

180

5th

300

5th

150

6th

260

6th

130

7th

240

7th

120

8th

220

8th

110

9th

200

9th

100

10th

190

10th

95

11th

180

11th

90

12th

170

12th

85

13th

160

13th

80

14th

150

14th

75

15th

140

15th

70

16th

130

from 16th to 80th decrease by 1 point for each position

65

17th

128

18th

126

19th

124

20th

122

21st

120

22nd

118

23rd

116

24th

114

25th

112

26th

110

27th

108

28th

106

29th

104

30th

102

from 31st to 130th decrease by 1 point for each position

100

19.OVERALL RANKING
•Apart from the category ranking, an overall ranking is compiled to decree the overall winner of the SUPERENDURO Circuit by calculating points using the same criteria used for the categories.
•The overall Ranking is compiled after each race and at the end of the championship.

20. TEAM RANKING
•Ranking is provided for Teams.
•Teams must be composed of a maximum of four members and a minimum of two, all belonging to the same sports club.
•Team ranking is compiled both for each individual race and for the whole circuit by summing the points obtained using the same criteria used for individual scores.
•Team ranking for each race is compiled by taking into account the best placing of the team members in their respective category.
•In case of a tie between two or more Teams, the determining factor will be the contestants’ overall ranking.
•In order to be included in the special Team ranking it is necessary that the Team manager officializes the registration by submitting the list with the four contestants and pays the supplementary registration fee of 20,00€ (100,00€ for the entire circuit).
•Registration can be carried out up to half hour before the departure.
•Teams can be composed of contestants from different categories.
•Contestants from different categories can be signed up to a team. It is mandatory that the Team manager submits the list of team members before each race (by notifying the management up to half hour before the departure) as long as the Team maintains the same line-up for the entire circuit.

21.STAGE AWARDS
• At PRO and EXperience races, awards are assigned to at least the top 3 positions of the category, the top 3 Teams, and first place position in the overall ranking.
• The award ceremony is scheduled only for categories with at least 3 finishers-

22. FINAL SUPERENDURO CIRCUIT AWARDS
•In the final Superenduro ranking, awards will be given as follows:
-Top 3 positions for each category
-Top 3 Teams
-First place Overall Individual

23.COMPLAINTS
•Complaints regarding the progress of the stages, ranking, behavior of the other contestants and any other sort of report must be presented in writing to the Event Manager and signed by the contestant/s within half hour from the announcement of the ranking. The cost of the complaint is set at 50€ which will be returned only in case the complaint is accepted as valid. The management will announce its decision within 60 minutes of receiving the complaint.
•A committee of organizers will convene to immediately settle the controversy before the award ceremony.
•The committee is composed of the Event Manager and the local organizer of the stage.

24.INSURANCE
•Each individual SUPERENDURO race, whether PRO or EXPERIENCE must be entered in the F.C.I. (Italian Cycling Federation) calendar and accordingly covered by insurance from the F.C.I. itself.
•The A.s.d. SUPERENDURO is not to be held in any way responsible for incidents that may take place during the progress of Superenduro competitions.

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