Filter Time Trial Cup 2018 
Time trial cup for recreational athletes
Race Manual

1. Contents

1.         Contents
2.         Purpose
3.         Objective
4.         Race calendar
5.         Schedules
6.         Age groups
7.         Team classification
8.         Bicycle type
9.         Race format and starting order
10.       Registration and fees
11.       Re-registration
12.       The participation fee includes
13.       Race numbers and timing chips
14.       Catering
15.       Technical assistance
16.       Medical aid
17.       Penalties
18.       Rankings
19.       Results
20.       Awards
20.1.    Stage awards 
20.2.    Series awards
20.3.    Awards programme "Kullapada" (Pot of Gold)
21.       Leaders' skinsuits
22.       Other information
23.       Additional info and feedback
24.       Organisers

2. Purpose

2.1.      To offer an opportunity to regularly participate in time trial races throughout the season.

2.2.      To maintain and develop the oldest cycling race series in Estonia and the tradition of time trial racing.

2.3.      To connect people who are interested in time trial races and to introduce new people to cycling.

2.4.      To have the finest quality of organisation amongst the time trial cups in the region.

3. Objective

3.1.      The Cup is aimed at cyclists of all levels - young riders, elite riders, senior riders, recreational riders etc.

4. Race calendar

4.1.      There are 7 stages this season:

Stage
Date
Distance Discipline Starting location
Stage I 02.05.2018 15 km Individual Jüri, in front of Võsukese Kindergarten
Stage II 16.05.2018 25 km Pairs Kiili, in front of Kiili School
Stage III 30.05.2018 10 km Individual Pirita, in front of Pirita Velodrome
Stage IV 13.06.2018 15 km Individual Jüri, in front of Võsukese Kindergarten
Stage V 25.07.2018 25 km Pairs Kiili, in front of Kiili School
Stage VI 08.08.2018 10 km Individual Maardu, in front of Maardu Cultural Centre
Final 26.08.2018 25 km Individual Ikla/Ainaži, in the centre of Ainaži

5. Schedule

5.1.      The schedule for the main stages of the Filter Time Trial Cup:

  • Registration is open from 16:30 to 19:45 for cyclists and to 20:10 for runners.
  • The start is open to cyclists from 17:15 to 19:45 and for runners from 19:50 to 20:10.
  • The race centre closes at 21:00.

5.2.      The schedule for the final stage of the Filter Time Trial Cup:

  • Registration is open from 11:30 to 14:30 for cyclists and to 15:00 for runners.
  • The start is open to cyclists from 12:00 to 14:30 and for runners from 14:40 to 15:00.
  • The race centre closes at 15:30.

6. Age groups

6.1.      Both the general classification and age group classification include individual classification.

6.2.      There are no separate age groups in the team classification.

6.3.      The year of birth determines the age group. The Filter Time Trial Cup uses the following age groups:

Men 
Age group
Year of birth
  Women  Age group
Year of birth
M M-U13 2006 - 2007   N N-U13 2006 - 2007
M M-U15 2004 - 2005   N N-U15 2004 - 2005
M M-U17 2002 - 2003   N N-U17 2002 - 2003
M M-U19 2000 - 2001   N N-U19 2000 - 2001
M M-U23 1996 - 1999   N N-U23 1996 - 1999
M M-U30 1989 - 1995   N N-U30 1989 - 1995
M M30 1984 - 1988   N N30 1984 - 1988
M M35 1979 - 1983     N35 1979 - 1983
M M40 1974 - 1978   N N40 1969 - 1978
M M45 1969 - 1973     N45 1969 - 1973
M M50 1964 - 1968   N N50 1964 - 1968
M M55 1959 - 1963     N55 1959 - 1963
M M60 1954 - 1958   N N60 1954 - 1958
M M65 1949 - 1953     N65 1949 - 1953
M M70 1944 - 1948   N N70 1944 - 1948
M M75 1939 - 1943     N75 1939 - 1943
M M80 1934 - 1938   N N80 1934 - 1938

 

7. Team classification

7.1.      In addition to the individual age groups there is also the team classification. To participate in this a team must be registered using the corresponding field on the registration page.

7.2.      Oluline on teada:

1.      Team registration is free and can be done throughout the whole season on the registration page at www.aerobike.ee.

2.     Registered teams are valid from the time of the registration to the end of the season. They cannot be changed during the season.

3.      Team registration means establishing a group of riders as a team, not actually registering team members. Members must be registered for a stage or the whole series by paying the participation fees.

 

7.3.      Forming a team:

1.      A team consists of 3 to 6 people.

2.      Team members do not have to be members of the same cycling club or company - a team can also be a group of friends, a randomly selected group of riders or members from multiple clubs or companies together. The team members also do not have to be of the same gender, in the same age group, or riding the same distance, but one person cannot be part of more than one team.

8. Bicycle type

 81.  Participants may use any type of human-powered bicycle: road bike, mountain bike, time trial bike, handcycle, urban bike, kick scooter etc.

8.2.  Using electric or otherwise motorised bicycles is forbidden. Using tandem bicycles and bikes with an aerodynamic shell is also forbidden.

8.3.  There are no separate classifications for different types of bicycles. Participants are competing on equal grounds regardless of the type of bicycle they use.

9. Race format and starting order

9.1.      Two types of racing formats are used in the Filter Time Trial Cup depending on the discipline of every stage. Scorekeeping is based on the amount of time it takes the participants to finish the race.

1.      Individual time trial – riders will start the race one by one with 30 second intervals.

      Every rider must cover the distance independently - drafting is not allowed.

2.      Pairs time trial – riders will start the race in pairs with 30 second intervals. It is permitted to participate individually in case a rider has no suitable racing partner.

      Paired riders are allowed to draft behind each other and cooperate to achieve a better time. Drafting behind other pairs or riders is prohibited.

–       A pair’s time is determined by the time of the slower rider. The same time and rank will be shown in the results for both riders of a pair. Individual riders are timed as they would be in an individual time trial race.

–      In case one rider of a  pair abandons the race due to a technical failure, the other rider is allowed to continue the race as an individual and be included in the results. This is only valid if the rider who abandoned the race returns to the race centre and immediately notifies the commissaires of the abandonment and technical failure. If unsportsmanlike conduct is suspected, the commissaires may refuse to count the remaining rider of the pair as an individual rider.

–      Paired riders do not have to be in the same cycling club or age group. There are no restrictions regarding a rider’s choice of partner.

9.2.      The start of the race in the Filter Time Trial Cup takes place as follows:

  • The race begins on the starting ramp in the race centre, but riders are allowed to start on the ground in front of the starting ramp if they wish to do so.
  • If the rider has chosen a starting time, but starts at a different time, the actual starting time will count.
  • When registering for the race, the rider can choose a suitable starting time which will be on the starting list. The commissaire has the right to make changes in the starting list if necessary.
  • Riders have a right to start at the time they chose or were assigned during registration, but if a rider doesn’t start at their assigned time, others who are waiting in line on the spot are allowed to start at that time.
  • Riders who did not start at their assigned time are allowed to queue at the starting location and start at the next available time. If the number of riders waiting in line exceeds the number of available starting times and the track closes, a starting time cannot be guaranteed for riders who didn’t start at their assigned time.

10. Registration and fees 

10.1.    Registration is open online at www.aerobike.ee and at the registration desk on the day of the race. Only cash payments are accepted on the day of the race.

10.2.   The registration fees for the 2018 season are:

Round
Adults
Youth Discount
Round ends
Rattalaat/Cycling fair price* 80€  55€ special deal
21.10.2017
Round I for whole series* 90€  65€ -2 single stages
31.12.2017
Round II for whole series* 108€  78€ -1 stage price 30.04.2018
Preregistration for single stage 18€ 13€ -2€ Monday of race week
On the spot for single stage 20€ 15€  base price Race day at 19:45
*Registration for the whole series includes participation in all 7 stages.

10.3.    Youth prices apply to riders in the M/N-U19 and younger age groups.

10.4.    At the registration desk in the race centre only cash payments are accepted and participants can only register for the race that is taking place that day.

10.5.    Registrations cannot be cancelled or replaced with another stage’s registrations; the participation fee will not be refunded or transferred to another stage of the series regardless of the reasons for not participating.

11. Re-registration

11.1.    There is no re-registration (participating instead of someone else who has pre-registered) in the Filter Time Trial Cup. Every participant must register according to the fees shown in Section 10 of the race manual.

12. The participation fee includes

  • A marked and regulated circuit.

  • Timekeeping and a place in the stage results.

  • Filter race numbers (valid for the entire season; additional or replacement numbers can be purchased in the race centre)

  • Medical aid in the race centre.

  • Awards for the overall fastest riders in the series.

  • Race commentary.

  • Photos of the race.

  • A bottle of water or sports drink at the finish.

  • Availability of additional services in the race centre, such as luggage hold

  • A trampoline for children.

13. Race numbers and timing chips

13.1.    Race numbers and timing chips are used in the Filter Time Trial Cup for timekeeping.

13.2.    Riders will get the race numbers and timing chips from the registration desk. These are valid for the entire season and therefore are only given at the first race that the rider participates in during the current season.

13.3.    The first race number is free. For the timing chip every rider must pay a deposit of 20€ - this sum is returned to the person when the chip is returned to the organisers of the race. If the participant has lost their number or left it home, a replacement can be purchased for 3€. If a rider has lost or forgotten their timing chip, a replacement chip can be rented for another deposit of 20€.

13.4.    The race number must be attached to the rider’s lower back, for example on the middle pocket, so that it is clearly visible from behind. The chip should be placed around the right ankle just above the shoe. If the race number isn’t correctly attached or the chip is not worn and the rider is not identified, they are not guaranteed to have a place in the results.

13.5.    It is mandatory to use the unique Filter Time Trial Cup race numbers. Using self-made or other competitions’ numbers is prohibited even if the number itself matches the number assigned to the rider.

14. Catering

14.1.    The organisers do not provide catering to the riders in the Filter Time Trial Cup.

15. Technical assistance  

15.1. The organisers do not guarantee that spare parts or technical assistance will be available on the circuit.

15.2. Riders who have abandoned the race can be taken back to the race centre on the broom wagon.

16. Medical aid

16.1.    First aid can be provided by a paramedic in the race centre.

17. Penalties

17.1.    Penalties are regulated by the Filter Time Trial Cup 2018 race manual, UCI rules and EJL regulation.

18. Rankings: 

18.1.    The stage results are based on how much time it takes the riders to finish the race. The overall results are determined by the points the riders earn from the stages.

18.2.    In the overall classification, the five highest stage scores are taken into account.

18.3.    Individual points are given to men based on the men’s overall results and to women based on the women’s overall results. The age groups classification is determined by picking out all riders of a certain age group from the general classification results.

18.4.    When determining the results of the pairs time trial stages, it is taken into account that each pair has two spots in the results. However, both riders of a pair will get receive the higher place. For example, both riders of the fastest pair will get first place, and both riders of the second fastest pair will get third place.

18.5.    In the team classification, every stage’s three highest scores in a team will be taken into account, regardless of the gender or age of the riders - all points are equal. In case less than three team members finish the race, the points of all team members who finished will be taken into account.

18.6.    Stage points will be awarded according to the men’s and women’s general classification using the following system:

Individual time trial stages Pairs time trial stages
Rank
Points Rank
Points
Rank Points Rank Points
I 300+100 11. 290 I 300+50 11. 290
II 299+60 12. 289 II 299+30 12. 289
 III 298+40 13. 288  III 298+20 13. 288
4. 297+30 14. 287 4. 297+15 14. 287
5. 296+20 15. 286 5. 296+10 15. 286
6. 295+10 16. 285 6. 295+5 16. 285
7. 294+8 17. 284 7. 294+4 17. 284
8. 293+6 ... ... 8. 293+3 ... ...
9. 292+4 n≤300 300-(n-1) 9. 292+2 n≤300 300-(n-1)
10. 291+2 n>300 1 10. 291+1 n>300 1
*n denotes the rank of the rider

19. Results

19.1.    Preliminary results will be published no later than the day after the race on the official Aerobike website - www.aerobike.ee

19.2.    Due to the possibility of mistakes in the preliminary results, unsportsmanlike conduct and other incidents, riders are allowed to file complaints up to 6 days after the race. Complaints must be filed by email in accordance with Section 24 of the race manual.

19.3.    Final results will be published online on www.aerobike.ee and other related sites no later than 7 days after the race.

19.4.    No further complaints will be taken into account after the final results have been published and the results will not be changed.

20. Awards

20.1. Stage awards 

20.1.1. No awards will be given at separate stages of the Filter Time Trial Cup. Only the best in the whole series will be awarded.

20.2. Series awards 

20.2.1. The series overall award ceremony will take place at Fakto Auto Tallinn Cycling Race on September 2, 2018.

20.2.2. Being present at the award ceremony is required in order to receive an award. In case the rider cannot attend the award ceremony, the award may be given to the rider’s coach or other representative. Awards will not be presented at a later time.

20.2.3. In the general classification, 6 best men and 3 best women will receive a trophy and a monetary award or a prize item.

20.2.4. The 3 best athletes in all age groups will receive a trophy and a symbolic prize.

20.2.5. The 3 best teams in the team classification will receive a trophy and symbolic prize.

20.3. Awards programme "Kullapada" (Pot of Gold)

20.3.1. Kullapada is the joint awards programme of the Filter Time Trial Cup and the Filter Road Runs. Every participant who has finished the race (either cycling or running) at all 7 events will be part of Kullapada. At the end of the season, a variety of prizes will be given to the participants - every eligible participant is guaranteed a prize.

20.3.2. There are no double prizes - if a participant has finished both cycling and running races at all 7 events, their name will still only be entered once.

20.3.3. All races need to be finished correctly and the rider must be included in the results. If a rider has abandoned a race or not shown up, it will not count.

20.3.4. The award ceremony for the Kullapada will take place together with the series overall award ceremony. In order to receive an award, one must be present at the ceremony. In case the rider cannot attend the award ceremony, the award may be given to the rider’s coach or other representative. Awards will not be presented at a later time.

21. Leaders' skinsuits

21.1.    Four different leaders’ skinsuits are used in the Filter Time Trial Cup: blue, yellow, pink and white.

  • The blue skinsuit is for the reigning champion of the Filter Time Trial Cup. The overall winner of the series will have the blue skinsuit for the next entire season.

  • The yellow skinsuit is for the leader of the general classification in the Filter Time Trial Cup.

  • The pink skinsuit is for the leader of the women’s general classification in the Filter Time Trial Cup.

  • The white skinsuit is for the leader of the youth classification in the Filter Time Trial Cup. This skinsuit is given to the highest ranking young rider (born in 2000 or later) in the general classification.

21.2.    The skinsuits can be picked up by their owners at the registration desk before the start of a race.

21.3.    Every wearer of a leader’s skinsuit will be given a skinsuit of the same colour by the organiser. If the rider maintains the right to wear the skinsuit at the following stages as well, they must wear the skinsuit that has already been given to them.

21.4.    The wearer of the skinsuit must ensure that the suit is in good condition. If the suit has broken, been forgotten or is extremely stained, the rider may ask for a second skinsuit at the registration desk, but no more than once during the season.

21.5.    In case one rider is entitled to a yellow skinsuit as well as a different colour skinsuit, they must wear the yellow skinsuit and the other skinsuit will be handed to the rider who came second in the corresponding classification. This does not apply to the blue skinsuit, which can only be worn by the reigning champion of the overall classification.

21.6.    If the rightful owner of a skinsuit does not participate in the race, skinsuits of that colour will not be issued to anyone at that stage.

21.7.    Only the blue skinsuit will be issued at the first stage of the series.

21.8.    The rightful owner of the skinsuit is required to wear the skinsuit, with the race numbers.

21.9.    Adding extra sponsors’ logos or texts to the skinsuit or changing the design of the skinsuit is not allowed unless the organisers of the Filter Time Trial Cup have permitted the rider to do so.

21.10.  It is prohibited to wear leaders’ skinsuits that were issued during previous seasons or were bought, gifted or borrowed. The skinsuits may only be worn by their current rightful owners.

22. Other information 

22.1.    The race is held in accordance with the Filter Time Trial Cup 2018 race manual and UCI and EJL regulations.

22.2.    Young athletes with an official licence must follow the regulations regarding the gear ratio.

22.3.    The Filter Time Trial Cup is a recreational sports event - a licence is not required to participate. Everyone who wishes to participate is welcome to do so.

22.4.    Everyone participates at their own risk. By starting the race the rider confirms that they have read and understood the race manual, is physically fit to participate and acknowledges the risks associated with cycling. In the case of an accident all costs and damages are covered by the rider without filing any damages claims against the organiser.

22.5.    Even though the riders have priority over other traffic on the race circuit, most of the track is also open to cars. The riders are also obliged to follow the traffic regulations and to ensure their own safety to the best of their abilities. Crossing the centre line of the road and cutting bends is strictly forbidden.

22.6.    Wearing a helmet is mandatory, no exceptions.

22.7.    Warming up on the race track during the race is forbidden.

22.8.    Littering on the track is strictly forbidden. Any rider who leaves trash on the track is disqualified.

22.9.    All participants must respect clean and honest sport. Estonian anti-doping rules apply to the races and SA Eesti Antidoping has the right to carry out doping tests among all participants. More information can be found at http://www.antidoping.ee/en/

22.10.  The head commissaire is Kaja Remmelgas  (tel. 5028980; email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) 

22.11.  All matters not addressed in the race manual will be resolved by the board of commissaires.

22.12.  The organisers are allowed to modify or amend the race manual during the season with the permission of the board of commissaires.

23. Additional info and feedback

23.1.    The official info source and website of the Filter Time Trial Cup is www.aerobike.ee If other online sources provide slightly different information, the information on the official website of the races is considered the most accurate.

23.2.    Contact information for feedback:

  • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  – questions regarding the regulations and the work of the commissaires and complaints concerning the unsportsmanlike behaviour of other participants.
  • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it – mistakes or inaccuracies in the race results.
  • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it – general organisational questions and proposals.

24. Organisers

24.1.    The Filter Time Trial Cup is organised by MTÜ Aerobike Cycling Agency in cooperation with OÜ Aerobike.