rules

sunday 07 june 2020

PARTECIPATION

Entry to the Granfondo or Mediofondo is open to all cyclists, amateur cyclists, with a valid F.C.I. (federation Italian Cycling) or an equivalent license from other sports entities recognized in 2020. This includes all foreign entities recognized by the UCI but does not include Triathlon licenses. A copy of each partecipant’s medical certificate is required. Please download the form E on this website and submit a filled in version along with a copy of your certificate. Minimun age for participate: 19 years. Those aged over 64 years are only allowed to ride the Mediofondo course.

The race is open to all non-members of the FCI with an FCI day license available to purchase for €10; this covers civil liability insurance for the event. To purchase this, you must submit a medical certificate (see example on form ‘E’) for competitive athletics. This applies to both courses.

According to the new Federal law, all partecipants must have a medical certificate for competitive races.

Participation to the event is confirmed through an invitation and the Organizing Committee, at any time, could decide whether to accept an application or exclude a participant if the Committee think he/she could damage the image of the event.

REQUIREMENTS OF CONDUCT

By signing and sending the registration form, the participant, together with the representative of his/her team, certifies that there are no sporting sanctions, civil and/or criminal proceedings or ongoing investigations against him or her relating to doping. The participant declares he/she had not taken before - and does not take -any of the substances on the anti-doping list of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) (http://www.wada-ama.org/Documents/World_Anti-Doping_Program/WADP-Prohibited-list/2013/WADA-Prohibited-List-2013-EN.pdf).

The false self-certification will be prosecuted according to the law. The professionals, the elite (men and women) and those under 23 are admitted exclusively for promotional purposes and after invitation by the Organizing Committee and will not impact in any way the race ranking.

DAY LICENSE

If cyclists do not have a UCI license it’s mandatory to purchase an FCI day license that costs € 10 which covers ‘civil liability’ during the event. For the day license application please submit a Medical Certificate for Competitive Athletics on the model E on this web site. This applies to both courses. According to the new Federal law, all partecipants must have a medical certificate for competitive races.

Please note, the day license will have to be purchased on the 06th june at the tickets department or during the subscription on line on the website www.winningtime.it2

It’s MANDATORY the use of the helmet

It’s MANDATORY the use of the CHIP provided by the Winning time for all participants, including the GRIGLIA SCALIGERA. For more info pls see the point CHIP RULES

DATE : SUNDAY 07 JUNE 2020

START location:

Both the Granfondo and Mediofondo will start at Piazza Brà , 37121 Verona, Italy

START TIME: 8 am

FINISH LOCATION:

VERONA, VIA CAROTO CROSSED WITH VIA TORRICELLE and VIA CASTEL S.FELICE

COURSE

Granfondo 129,00 Km – Difference in Level 2.600 mt

Mediofondo 82,00 Km – Difference in Level 1.450 mt

START LOCATION OPENS

Cyclists are welcome to meet at Piazza Brà, 37121 Verona from 06.30 am

GRANFONDO: finish by 14.10 p.m.

MEDIOFONDO: finish by 12.15 p.m.

After the cut-off times, participation will no longer be valid

UEC EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP GRANFONDO & MEDIOFONDO

From this year the participation to the Uec European Championship is open to all partecipants. For the subscription pls tick the correct entry fee on the www.winningtime.it during the process of subscription on line. For more informations you can also visit the web site http://www.uec.ch at the “Granfondo section”

ENTRY FEE AND WHAT’S INCLUDED

€ 40 from 23 September 2019 to 31 Dicember 2019

€ 50 from 1 Jan 2020 to 31 May 2020

€ 60 from 1 June to 7 June 2020

Entry on the day is not available. The ticket price includes: entry; certificate of participation, medical assistance; mechanical assistance (not including spare bike parts); refreshments on and at the end of the course; shower facilities at the expo; the rice party and the race package

ENTRY FEE FOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP GRANFONDO AND MEDIOFONDO and WHAT’S INCLUDED

€ 55 dal 23 settembre 2019 al 31 dicembre 2019

€ 65 dal 01 gennaio 2020 al 31 maggio 2020

€ 75 dal 01 giugno al 06 giugno 2020

Entry on the day is not available. The ticket price includes: entry; certificate of participation, medical assistance; mechanical assistance (not including spare bike parts); refreshments on and at the end of the course; shower facilities at the expo; the rice party and the race package

GRIDS COMPOSITION

Griglia Rossa1 - 200: Guests and sponsor .

Griglia Blu

201 – 600 first 10 of categories Alè Challenge 2019-first 5 of categories of Gf Alè La Merckx 2019 and others riders which has sporting credits

Griglia Verde

601 - 850 subscriptions in September and October

Griglia Gialla

851 – 1500 subscriptions in November

Griglia Nera

1501 - 1750 subscriptions in December

GrigliaBianca

1751 - 2200 subscriptions from January to March

Griglia Rosa

2201 - 2600 subscriptions from April to june

Griglia Scaligera

3001-3200

RACE PACK PICK UP

Participants can collect their race pack from Piazzale Maestri del Commercio, Verona, showing a “RACE PACKAGE FORM” which they can download at www.winningtime.it. Please note, if you cannot attend and did not cancel within the deadline, participants can delegate another person to recall your race package with the same RACE PACKAGE FORM . Unfortunately, we cannot ship race packs that have not been collected. Race packs can be collected at the following dates and times:

Saturday 06 June from 10.30 am to 7pm.

Sunday 07 June from 6am to 7.00am.

RICE PARTY

T e rice part i ta e p ace inside t e o iato co ered e terior) of t e Gran ardia in ia a r Verona. Tickets are required for entry (supplied with the race package). If you don’t have a ticket, you can pay with cash inside the Loggiato. (Price will be indicated on the cash box).

BIKE GARAGE

There will a ‘bike garage’ (bike parking) near Palace Gran Guardia, where the rice party will take place. In order to park your bike here while you enjoy some time to relax and eat, your bib / jersey number must be (and must remain) attached to your bike with the corresponding bike number. An easy way to do this is to simply leave your jersey, and the number, on your bike, together with an identity card

SUPPLIES

Remember that for water supplies you will need to stop at the refreshment areas and get water from the glasses

RACE PACK

All partecipants will receive a complementary piece of Alè Clothing as part of the race package, find out more here https://www.alelamerckx.com/en/pacco-gara.

CHIP RULES

Timing chips for participants to record their race time with are provided by Winningtime. The chip must be activated prior to the event at //LINK// winningtime.it by following the instructions. Chips will also be available to purchase on the day at the Winningtime point situated by the package pick-up zone for €15, or the rider can rent a chip for the day for €10 plus a refundable €5 deposit. The chip must be attached to the bike under saddle– if the chip is in the wrong position we cannot guarantee a correct classification. The chip must be returned to the Winningtime staff at the Rise Party zone (Palazzo Granguardia Verona)within the end of awards ceremony.

SMS SPORT E SERVIZI SRL

Address: Via Londra 77 – 46047 Porto Mantovano MN - (Italy)

E-mail: iscrizioni@alelamerckx.com

START TIME AND LOCATION

The participant’s entrance to the starting grids will be based on their ticket number. All riders participating in the Granfondo and Mediofondo must start the course through the check gates provided by the organizer – any riders that start outside of these will be disqualified.

HOW TO REGISTER

Online registrations will close at midnight on June 6th 2020. This year, registration is all online so it couldn’t be easier. To register, please visit //LINK// www.sms-sport.it and then authenticate your profile by clicking the link in the authentication email you receive. You then need to fill out the online form (participants may do this on behalf of teammates).

Once registration form(s) are complete, you need to complete the payment using either a bank transfer or a credit card.

If you’ve indicated you’re paying with a bank transfer, you’ll receive an email confirmation with the amount you’ll need to pay along with a unique reference code that you’ll need to add to the reference field when you set up the transfer.

If paying with credit card, you’ll receive an email confirmation once the payment has been successfully completed.

IF YOU NEED TO WITHDRAW:

If an athlete is unable to attend the event, their entry may be carried forward to the 2020 edition of the event if written notice is received by e-mail (iscrizioni@alelamerckx.com) on or by close of May 31 2019. This is done at the discretion of the Organizers, who reserve the right to refuse a request if it is believed it could damage the image or reputation of the race, or if athlete is the subject of doping affair.

LICENSE VERIFICATION

All registered participants must present their license for verification, and be present to receive their race package at: Piazzale Maestri del Commercio, 37121, Verona, Italy, at the following dates and times: Saturday 6 June 2020 from 10.30am to 7pm, and Sunday 7 June 2020 from 6am to 7am. Participants must present their license, a valid document and proof of payment.

ROADS ON THE DAY:

All roads will be open to traffic during the entire event, therefore care and full compliance with the Codice della Strada (Road Rules) shall be made at all times. Riders who are not registered for the event and cause damage during the event shall be charged as per normal laws.

The riders who are overtaken by the “Fine gara ciclistica” car will continue the race as non-competitors and will have to remove their bib numbers.

The organisation does not take responsibility for any incidences that occur before, during or after the event and that involve both participants themselves or third parties. To find out more about rules and regulations, please visit the National Commission of the F.C.I.

EVENT CANCELLATION:

The event will take place regardless of weather conditions, except in cases of a natural disaster, in which case the organization shall honor € 5.00 of the entry fee for the 2020 edition

COURSE MARSHALL:

Controls will be in place at both the start, finish and along the race course for both distances. Marshalls and time management officials will be tasked to manage this, and any rider who is seen leaving the departure earlier than scheduled, or leaving the marked race course, shall be disqualified and excluded from the final rankings.

PARTECIPANT SUPPORT

During the event there shall be a large number of mechanical and medical support vehicles, both fixed and mobile. It is prohibited to gain assistance from private vehicles – this will lead to race disqualification.

An emergency number +39 348 529 0355 have been set up to be used in the case of major emergencies during the race.

SUPPORT VEHICLES:

Technical and Motorcycles authorized by the Organizing Committee shall be placed in front of the riders in order to escort them throughout both race course. Only those who have been given permission and whom attain the appropriate signage, shall be allowed on the race course with (race starters, officials, race director and sweep van)

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

All the participants must carry all of the following with them during the event:

A helmet, which must be worn at all times while on the bike;

Winning time Chip which is available on web site www.winningtime.it or to the racepackage pick up point on Saturday 06/06/2020

A full set of tools to take off the tires and inner tubes;

An extra inner tube (or tubular);

A C02 cannister and/or pump to inflate inner tubes.

RESULTS AND RANKINGS

The time rankings will be posted on the website www.alelamerckx.com on the day(s) after the event.

THEFT CAUTION

The Organizing Committee asks that participants be extremely careful and vigilant against the possibility of theft during the whole event: please avoid leaving bikes and accessories unattended – even during the final rice party.

GRIGLIA SCALIGERA

The “Griglia Scaligera” is an innovative format for riders with special needs who would like to race in total security. Escorted by ex-professional athletes, the “Scaligeri” can enjoy a more protected ride, allowing them to soak up the surroundings and ride with total peace of mind as well as offering useful advice. For who decide to position themselves in the “Griglia Scaligera” the quotes are:

40€ with race pack

15€ without race pack

PLS NOTE THAT THIS FORMAT “GRIGLIA SCALIGERA” DOES NOT MAKE AWARDS, IT’S MANDATORY TO RIDE THE SHORT ROUTE , AND IT’S ALSO MANDATORY USE THE WINNING TIME CHIP

FEDERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

Please remember that the Alé La Merckx is an amateur competition. For full regulations – not noted here – please refer to the ‘Commissione Nazionale Cicloturismo of the F.C.I.’ and the UCI. The Organization accepts no responsibility for events that occurred before, during and after the race in which participants are involved either by themselves or with any third party.

SWEEPER’ VAN:

The organization committee will make a ‘sweeper’ van available on race day. This van is a service for participants who find themselves unable to continue riding. Riders who enter the van must remain inside it until it reaches the finish area. The emergency number: +39 (0) 348 5290355 will be able to provide information on the location and distance of the van at all times.

COMPLAINTS:

Any complaints need to be addressed to the race judge within the terms and regulations of the contest and be accompanied by the charge as set out in the F.C.I regulations.

DISQUALIFICATION

Participating with the race number of another athlete, giving the number to others, or any other acts of a serious nature will result in the disqualification from participation in the event for up to three years. Athletes throwing rubbish outside the marked spaces will also be disqualified. It’s in the spirit of the event to not throw litter along the roads but instead to dispose of it responsibly in the provided bins; these are situated in the refreshment areas.

AWARDS

The official rankings of the Granfondo Alé La Merckx will be:

First 3 home

GRANFONDO – first home, man and woman per category

MEDIOFONDO – first home, man and woman per category

THE “CANNIBAL time trial”

first 3 ranked man and woman by the best time

Winners wearing Alè Kit

The first five teams counting the highest number of riders in Alé kit

1. Club classified

2. Club classified

3. Club classified

4. Club classified

5. Club classified

Winners not wearing Alè Kit

The first three teams counting the highest number of Kilometers, open also the team wearing A è’s clothing

1. Club classified

2. Club classified

3. Club classified

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

The first three men and women on each course.

The first five men in each category:

ELMT; Master 1; Master 2; Master 3; Master 4; Master 5; Master 6; Master 7; Master 8.

The first three women in each category:

Woman 1; Woman 2; Woman 3.

INDIVIDUAL AWARD OF UEC CHAMPIONSHIP

pls visit the site http://www.uec.ch

DATA PROCESSING REGULATIONS

From the privacy law of article 13. Dear user, the data collected by filling out the form will be processed by ASD A E’ solely for purposes of commercial information and used for the sending of unsolicited commercial messages by electronic mail. The information you provide will be used by the ASD A E’ for sending

commercial communications by email on their own and / or its related companies. In this regard ASD A E’ would like to inform you that every person has the faculty to exercise their rights under the privacy code, with particular reference to the possibility of knowing the nature and type of information in our possession, to require their addition or correction, and may exercise, at any time, the right to object to the processing and receiving of messages by e-mail, including his request for deletion of data. The data controller is ASD A E’, located in Via Marco Biagi snc –Loc. Bonferraro 37060 Sorgà (VR) and its related companies, which will be shown simultaneously sending of commercial communications by e-mail.

FINAL WARNINGS

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to amend these Rules at any time for reasons that, we believe, will improve the organization of the race. For any matters not covered by this Regulation, the technical rules of the UCI and F.C.I. apply. Any changes to services, places and times will be communicated to athletes or members, or they will be posted on the website www.alelamerckx.com together with the essential information about taking part in the race. Any changes will also be delivered by the organization to the participants along with the number.

PLS READ THE BELOW

I have read the rules and regulations of the event and I understand them. I declare that I will be over 18 years of age on the day before the Granfondo Alé La Merckx. I voluntarily sign, declaring that I am physically fit and adequately prepared. I also declare that I am in the possession of a valid medical certificate for competitive cycling . I authorize the Organizing Committee to use photographs, tapes, videos and anything related to my participation for any legitimate use, without any remuneration. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to not accept any unwanted entries.

Version of 24/09/2019