SUPERENDURO | 2016 RULES

1. Definition

  • Superenduro is a national series of the MTB discipline commonly referred to as enduro.
  • 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, unannounced inspections may be performed.
    Superenduro races have an average height difference of 1500 meters (or more in alpine races with mechanical transfers), total sum of the travel-times of the Special Stages of 20 minutes and must have at least 3 Special Stages.

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.

  • The categories are divided as follows:

  • Category denomination

    Age

    Year of Birth

    Race

    SE-G*

    Age 13 to14

    From 2003 to 2002 inclusive

    Reduced

    SE-1

    Age 15 to 16

    From 2001 to 2000 inclusive

    Reduced

    SE-2

    Age 17 to 18

    From 1999 to 1998 inclusive

    Complete

    SE-3

    Age 19 to 23

    From 1997 to 1993 inclusive

    Complete

    SE-4

    Age 24 to 29

    From 1992 to 1987 inclusive

    Complete

    SE-5

    Age 30 to 34

    From 1986 to 1982 inclusive

    Complete

    SE-6

    Age 35 to 39

    From 1981 to 1977 inclusive

    Complete

    SE-7

    Age 40 to 49

    From 1976 to 1967 inclusive

    Complete

    SE-8

    Age 50 and over

    From 1966 and earlier

    Complete

    SE-D

    All Women

    All

    Complete

    E-Bike**

    Over 17

    From 1999 and earlier

    Reduced

    *For categories SE-G / SE-1 and E-Bike there will be a shorter race course.
    **The E-BIKE category is determined by the bicycle used, that must be electric power-assisted pedal-cycles. Participants must have more than 17 years (counts the year of birth). Riders can use only one battery for the entire race and it’s forbidden to recharge the battery during the race. The battery will be marked with a sticker. Unannounced inspections may be performed to verify that the battery isn’t changed.

4. Start
  • The start is carried out in groups of 1, 2, 3 or 4 contestants, every 15, 20, 30, or 60 seconds at the timekeepers discretion and depending upon the number of entrants. The times imposed for the transfers allow the contestants to proceed in small groups.

5. Specific Rules

  • Participants must respect the rules of the event and road traffic regulations, particularly on sections 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 an License Verification

Registrations are managed by MySDAM service.
To register you need to fill with your data the form of individual races at the following link and proceed to payment:

With a single payment is possible to enter more than one participant at a time and to more than one stage at a time with.
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 40euro for all categories, including E-Bike, except for SE1 and SEG (20euro for SE1 age 15-16 and free for Beginner age 13-14 categories).
After this date, entering will only be possible at the Race Office on Saturday, the fee being increased by 5 euros. Signing up will be considered valid only if payment of the registration fee will have been successful. The registration fee paid 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 license 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. Seeding List

  • The first 100 men numbers and the first 20 women numbers are assigned to racers defined as “PRO”.
  • The following numbers are assigned consecutively and in the order in which the participants have entered, upon availability.
  • The organizers reserve the right to carry out any change in the order of the race numbers to their own discretion.
  • Riders 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 riders placing during the course of the season.
  • The Race Direction also reserves the right to assign a maximum of 5 “PRO” number plates per race to athletes expressly invited by them.
  • The starting order will have a reverse order with highest numbers first and the number 1 will be the last.

8. Bicycle

  • It is forbidden to replace the frame and wheels during the whole duration of the competition.
  • Bike Marking: during license verification, the organizers will supply each rider with two stickers for the wheels. It is each participant responsibility to apply them to their bicycle and protect them in case of rain or mud.
  • The sticker for the frame (that shows also the personal timetable for the race) will be applied by the organizers just before the start.
  • During the race the Judges will verify the presence of the stickers. The racers that will not have placed all the stickers correctly, or will fail to show up for verification will be expelled from the race.
  • 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.
  • Participants lacking a helmet at departure will be expelled from the race.
  • Two types of helmets are allowed. A lighter XC version helmet during the transfers and full face helmet during the special stages.
  • Each racer 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 organizer, 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 applied 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 sections that are narrow and exposed, rocky, fords, steep uphills and downhills, and is generally not suitable for beginners or untrained riders.
  • The course is marked by signs and certain sections are marked by signal tape.
  • In case a rider accidentally goes outside a section 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 expulsion from the race.
  • 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 riders to be able to carry out reconnaissance and free practice.
  • It is forbidden for participants to carry out modifications to the course during the event; the organizers together with the Judges President and the Race Direction, 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 rider and another about 5 minutes after the passage of the last rider 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 chair lift.

11. Starting List – Finishing Line – Time Control (C.O.)

The starting line coincides with the finishing line and is indicated by two yellow flags. Each racer must cross the starting line according to the official timing and his own timetable. The racer that crosses the starting line either late or early will be penalized accordingly.

TIME CONTROLS (C.O.)
Are situated at the end of the departure zone or at intermediate points chosen by the organizers. The organizers must be in place with each staff at every Time Control. The Race Director together with the Judges President 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 Race Direction.

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 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 racer 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 riders depart at intervals of about 15-20-30-or 60 seconds. The intervals will be determined by the organizers and communicated before the race starts. The participants 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 racer 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 riders that anticipate their departure, will have that anticipated time added to their calculated racing time for the special stage.
  • On the other hand the participant 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 an entrance must be arranged for stragglers who must enter the race course 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 riders.

13. Starting Time

  • The starting time of the race must be announced by the organizers at least 1 hour prior to the beginning of the race, except in the case of extraordinary circumstances. The departure times of each rider for the Special Stages are decided by the organizers. Staff present at start line will make sure riders respect their times.
  • The organizers must make the starting times known at least 30 minutes before the departure of the first rider, as well as give to each participant their personal timetable.
  • It is the rider responsibility to verify the presence of possible errors in their departure times as well as their personal timetables.

14. Riders Briefing

  • The Race Direction together with the Judges President and the Event Manager will make a briefing in the paddock area the evening before the racing day and will be scheduled on the Race Book
  • This procedure is important to give riders and teams any potential information or last-minute modifications to the race, thus it is advised every racer or team manafer be present.

15. Help and Assistance

  • In case of accidents it is each rider’s responsibility to help other rider in need or in trouble and possibly call for assistance.
  • The organizers reserves the right to penalize participants that do not observe such rule who may as well run into potential criminal consequences for negligence.
  • Riders who withdraw the race must inform the Race Direction and Judges.
  • Riders who withdraw 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 racers 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 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.
  • In case of a tie, the best score in the last race will be considered.

17. Point Assignment

  • For each stage the assignment of points is as follows:
Circuito Superenduro
Posizione Punteggio
1st 600
2nd 500
3rd 420
4th 360
5th 300
6th 260
7th 240
8th 220
9th 200
10th 190
11th 180
12th 170
13th 160
14th 150
15th 140
16th 130
17th 128
18th 126
19th 124
20th 122
21th 120
22th 118
23th 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

18. Overall Ranking

  • Apart from the category ranking, an overall ranking is compiled to decree the overall winner of the Superenduro Series 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.

19. 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 placements of the team members in their respective category.
  • In case of a tie between two or more Teams, the determining factor will be the riders 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 to Race Direction
  • Riders from different categories can be signed up to a team.

20. Stage Awards

  • At Superenduro 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

21. Final Superenduro Series 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

22. Complaints

  • Complaints regarding the progress of the stages, ranking, behavior of the other riders and any other sort of report must be presented in writing to the Judges and Race Direction and signed by the racer/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 Judges will announce its decision within 60 minutes of receiving the complaint.
  • The Judges will convene to immediately settle the controversy before the award ceremony.
  • The committee is composed of the Judges, Race Ridection and  Event Manager

23. Insurance

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