HALF COSTA BLANCA BIKE RACE

STAGE 1 STAGE 2
DATE 01/02/2020 02/02/2020
STARTING PLACE Hotel Cap Negret Hotel Cap Negret
FINISHING PLACE Hotel Cap Negret Hotel Cap Negret
START TIME  10:30 am  10:30 am
KMS  40-45 KMS  50-55 KMS
NEUTRALIZED SECTION   YES  YES
FEED POINTS  YES  YES
PARTICIPANT LIMIT 500 500
Technical meeting  31/01/2020  01/02/2019
 Route stage
ACTIVITY TIME PLACE
DATE Friday 31 st January 2020
REGISTRATION HALF 04.00 pm to 21.00 pm Hotel Cap Negret
TECHNICAL MEETING 07.30 pm Hotel Cap Negret
DATE Saturday 01 th February 2020
REGISTRATION HALF 06.30 am to 08.30 am Hotel Cap Negret
START STAGE 3 HALF 10.30 am Hotel Cap Negret
FINISH STAGE 3 HALF 15.30 pm Hotel Cap Negret
TECHNICAL MEETING 07.30 pm Hotel Cap Negret
DATE Sunday 03 th  February 2020
START STAGE 4 HALF 10.30  am Hotel Cap Negret
FINISH STAGE 4 15.30 pm Hotel Cap Negret
AWARDS CEREMONY STAGE & CBBR 14.00 pm Hotel Cap Negret

Categories

Individual categories

  • Elite Men
  • Elite Woman
  • Master 30
  • Master 40
  • Master 50
  • Master 60
  • Master woman
  • E-bike

Couples categories

  • Male couples
  • Female couples
  • Mixed couples

 

  • Technicals

    Digital Technical Briefing

    Welcome Pack (incl. CBBR Jersey)

    Electronic timing of all stages

    Finisher Medal for all stages

    Awards Ceremony

    Feed Points (Liquid & Solid)

    Recovery Area

  • Extras

     Cloakroom Service

    Physiotherapy Service

    Sports Village

    Mechanics Service

  • Security, Helath & Safety

    Circuit Signage

    Safety advise in all stages

    Accident Insurance

    Liability Insurance

    Medical-Sanitary Services

Rules

 Half Costa Blanca Bike Race

  1. COMPETITION

The Half Costa Blanca Bike Race is a mountain bike competition parallel to the Costa Blanca Bike Race, but in this edition Half has been designed for participants who cannot enjoy the 4 full competition days or who do not have a competition partner, thus Half Costa Blanca Bike Race is an individual competition. Half consists of the last two stages of the Costa Blanca Bike Race which held on Saturday (main CBBR stage) and Sunday (climbing time trail). The event will take place on 01th and 02th February 2020, starting after the CBBR.

The competition takes place Saturday 01th February 2020 and Sunday 02th February 2020 in the best surroundings of the Costa Blanca, in Alicante (Valencian Community).

The competition conforms to the UCI (International Cycling Union) technical and sports regulations for UCI women and men categories.

  1. REGISTRATION

2.1 Any person who wishes to take part in this competition must register through the oficial website: www.costablancabikerace.net. For the registration to be valid, it is compulsory to fill in all the required details that are requested on the form and pay the registration rights.

2.2 The registration rates for the 2020 edition are:

Price  per person INDIVIDUAL PLACES
99,00 € Until 60 inscriptions
130,00 € Until 150 inscriptions
160,00 € Until 250 inscriptions

(*) Places are limited to the stated quota in each price range.

(*) All registrations carry 2 euros of tpv expenses and registration platform, not included in the registration fee

2.3. The registration period begins on June 18, 2019 at 12:00 h. and ends on January 26, 2020 at 23:59 h. or once the places are sold out..

2.4 Participants must hold a competition cycling license, issued by a national federation approved by the UCI.

2.5 Touring licenses are not accepted, neither are licenses from other sports.

2.6 Those participant who do not hold an annual competition cycling license, must obtain a temporary license by completing the section in the registration form, valid only for this race and approved by the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC).

2.7 This temporary license costs an additional 10€ per day and allows you to compete in the corresponding category, with the same rights as any other participant, except for the specific conditions concerning the UCI Elite categories.

2.8 Participants who wish to compete in the UCI Elite women or men category, must hold an annual competition license. These compete for UCI points and prize money but also have to strictly obey the UCI rules.

2.9 Registration rights include:

  • Rights to take part in the competition
  • Number plate and racer number
  • Welcome pack and jersey
  • Electronic timing control device
  • Liquid and solid feed zones (during and at the end of each stage)
  • Basic technical service (tool box)
  • Other extra services
  • Basic medical assistance

2.10 All registration fees can be refunded in full within 15 days from the date of payment in accordance with the provisions of Retail Law in Spain.

No refunds will be permitted outside this deadline without insurance.

Cancellation Insurance for refunds outside of the deadline is available costing 40€ (per team, 20€ per person), under these conditions the corresponding refunds will be made:

  • 100% of the registration fee from 15th September until 15th October (inclusive)
  • 75% of the registration fee from 16th October until 15th November (inclusive)
  • 50% of the registration fee from 16th November until 15th December (inclusive)
  • 25% of the registration fee from 16th December until 15th January (inclusive)

REGISTRATION TRANSFERS

Registration transfers can be made to another person up until a week before the registration deadline. The fee to make changes is 50€ per participant.

Participants who hold Cancelation Insurance can make the change free of charge, however after the change is applied, the insurance ceases to be valid.

No refunds will be issued for changes in part of or all of the event.

In the event of adverse weather conditions or any other circumstances beyond the organisations control which impede total safety, the organisation reserve the right to reduce segments to be able to hold the event on the established date. The registration fee will not be refunded, neither totally nor partially in the event of; segment reduction, circuit reduction, stage cancelation, or any other type of change to the running of the event.

2.11 In the event of disqualification and abandoning the competition, registration fee’s will not be refunded partially or totally.

  1. PARTICIPANTS

3.1 All participants must be of legal age at the time the competition takes place.

3.2 Participants can register in any of the following categories:

  • Elite Male: Men of legal age. Both must hold an approved UCI Elite license, strictly obey the entire UCI regulations, and will compete for UCI points and prize money in the general classification and by stages.
  • Elite Female: Women of legal age. Both must hold an approved UCI Elite license, strictly obey the entire UCI regulations, and will compete for UCI points and prize money in the general classification and by stages.
  • Master 30: Men/Women who must be 30 years old or more on the 31st December of the year the competition is held. Those holding Elite category licenses cannot compete in this category. You will not compete for UCI points or prize money.
  • Master 40: Men/Women who must be 40 years old or more on the 31st December of the year the competition is held. Those holding Elite or Master 30 category licenses cannot compete in this category. You will not compete for UCI points or prize money.
  • Master 50: Men/Women who must be 50 years old or more on the 31st December of the year the competition is held in. Those holding Elite, Master 30, or Master 40 license cannot compete in this category. You will not compete for UCI points or prize money.
  • Master 60: Men/Women who must be 60 years old or more on the 31st December of the year the competition is held in. Those holding Elite, Master 30, or Master 40 license cannot compete in this category. You will not compete for UCI points or prize money.

. E-Bike. Only category to opt a classification on the general lap.

  • Couples Categories.-

Male Couples. Single male category composed of two men, regardless of their category by age, opt for a general classification of stage.

Female Couples. Single female category composed of two women independent of their category by age, they opt for a general classification of stage.

Mixed A woman and a man of legal age.

3.3 Cyclist with Master license will not be able to compete in the Elite categories.

3.4 IMPORTANT: According to the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) regulations, foreign participants holding a cycling license not issued by the RFEC, must have a written authorization from their cycling federation that certifies that their insurance is valid in Spain. This document must be shown to the Commissaries in order to collect their start number.

  1. NEURALGIC ZONE

4.1 The competition has a neuralgic zone at the hotel where teams will stay during the 4 days of the competition which will become the competition base.

4.2 The neuralgic zone has facilities especially for participants: gym, swimming pool, physiotherapy, bike wash etc.

4.3 Each stage will take place no more than 30 km from the neuralgic zone, “base”.

  1. SECRETARY / RACE NUMBER PICK-UP

5.1 Administrative checks and Welcome Pack pick-up takes place on Friday 31th January 2020 from 16:00h until 20h and Saturday 01th February 2020 from 08h until 09h at the competition base at the organisation hotel.

5.2 Race numbers are assigned according to each category by order of registration.

5.3 During the administrative checks an identification bracelet is given to each participant who must wear it throughout the competition. This bracelet allows access to the participant areas and is also useful as a safety measure.

5.4 During administrative checks an electronic timing control device will be issued to each participant who must have this with them during the competition and it must be returned when the competition ends.

  1. BRIEFING

6.1 There will be daily team meetings or briefings which any participant is welcome to. It reviews the next stage and reports possible unexpected changes in the development of the race. It is only compulsory to attend the first one, before the start of the competition.

6.2 Any changes will be announced on the notice board at the neuralgic zone, participants are responsible for keeping themselves informed. The website will also be updated where latest information can be found.

  1. RACE PROCEDURE

7.1 The competition will follow the general UCI rules and the UCI’s specific Mountain Bike regulations.

7.2 Once the stage is complete, the official stage results, the overall classification and a list of participants authorised to start, will be published on the official website and on the notice board.

7.3 All stages, except for the time trials, are mass starts. The start of the time trial is done in inverse order to the overall classification. Each team takes the start with a time difference of 20 seconds.

7.4 The start grid opens 20 minutes before the starting time. For time trial stages, each team must be ready to take the start with this time in advance.

7.5 The organization will open 3 different start grids:

  1. Start grill.
  2. Individual categories
  3. Start grill.
  4. Categories pairs.
  5. Start grill.
  6. Category E-bike.

7.6 5 minutes before the start time, access to the start grid is prohibited, you must be at the back of your corresponding starting group.

7.7 No participant is allowed to start once the official start has been given, unless a Commissaire allows it. Teams starting after their time will be considered DNS (did not start).

7.8 Each check point, cross section, feed point, start and finish, has a one hour maximum time allowance, at which the service is closed. Teams must circulate within this time interval to avoid disqualification. The time to reach these points will be announced in the course routes of the competition.

7.9 Completing the course using other methods other than those regarding the individuals physical effort and his own bicycle, leads to the teams disqualification. Team members can push or pull each other, as long as there is no physical/mechanical element connecting them or their bikes.

7.10 Any unlawful aid will mean the teams disqualification.

7.11 Participants that are no longer officially classified can continue taking part in the event in a recreative way, provided they do not influence on the development of the competition. Not obeying this rule leads to the expulsion from the race, without the chance of continuing it.

  1. ROUTES

8.1 The competition has 2 stages held at and on:

  • 01 February 2020 Stage 1
  • 02 February 2020 Stage 2

8.2 The route will be properly marked with signs, especially at trouble spots, such as cross sections, road crossings or streets.

8.3 The route is open to traffic but under proper control. Participants must follow the traffic authorities’ indications and ride with caution. On Spanish public roads, cyclists must remain on the shoulder of the right lane. It is recommendable to stay on the right hand side of dirt tracks.

8.4 Routes include demanding climbs and technical downhill stretches. It is the applicants responsibility to decide if it is rideable. The organisation is not responsible for accidents concerning each participants skills or fitness levels.

8.5 During the routes there are two types of controls: way point (CP) and cross section (CI).

8.6 At the way point (CP) a Commissaire scores the participants racer number and time.

8.7 Skipping a way point leads to disqualification.

8.8 Not following the indications of a cross sections leads to disqualification.

8.9 Abandoning the route set by the organisation leads to disqualification.

  1. NEUTRALISED STARTS

9.1 For security reasons the start of any stage can be neutralised. In this case, the Course Director leads the participants in an official race vehicle. Once the stage is started by the Course Director the participants must start racing.

9.2 Once the official race vehicle has reached the end of the neutralised stretch, it will stop aside and indicate the end of the neutralisation.

9.3 During the neutralised start it is prohibited to overtake the Course Director’s vehicle.

  1. NEUTRALISED FINISHES

10.1 For security reasons, the finish line can be advanced before reaching an asphalt stretch. In this case, a time will be set to complete the distance from the finish line to the teams parking area. Any delay in reaching the teams parking area will imply an additional 1 minute penalty per delayed minute.

  1. ROAD BOOK

11.1 A road book is released for each stage detailing distance, altitude, type of trail, way points, cross sections, feed/aid stations and closing time for each service.

11.2 The road book also reports if the start or finish are neutralized, the distance of the neutralized stretch and the time allowance between the finish line and the teams parking area, if the stage has a neutralised finish.

11.3 This road book is purely informative and is not required to follow each stage.

  1. FEED & AID STATIONS

12.1 Feed and aid stations are properly sign posted throughout the route and at the end of each stage. These have everything necessary to cover the participants’ food and hydration needsduring the stage.

12.2 Feed stations coincide with teams technical zones.

12.3 The organization will put at the disposal of the participants a basic mechanical service located at various points throughout the stage and duly indicated.

  1. SIGNAGE

13.1 The course is marked with arrows. Use of GPS is recommended.

13.2 Every 10 kilometres, the distance to the finish line is indicated. The last 5 kilometres to the finish line are also indicated.

  1. UNRIDEABLE STRETCHES

14.1 The Commissaires, Course Director and Competition Director may decide a stretch of the route is unrideable or impossible to clear therefore they will divert the route along other points foreseen by the organization.

14.2 If it is not possible, the finishing time will be taken from where the last timing control is placed.

  1. OUT OF TIME

15.1 Depending on the stage characteristics, there can be a time limit which the organization will inform of in the briefing the day before the stage concerned. All participants who don’t cross the finish line by this time can be expelled from the route by the organization or permitted to continue under their own responsibility.

15.2 Participants who fall out of time can continue in the competition without classification or competing for prizes.

  1. WITHDRAWEL

16.1 If a participant withdraws they must report it to the organisation as soon as posible.

16.2 There will be points where participants can inform of their withdrawal and this can also be done by phoning the organization support number.

16.3 Not reporting a withdrawal leads to expulsion from the competition.

16.4 In case of an accident or an emergency, and safeguarding the participants’ safety, the organization has the right to withdraw a participant from the competition.

16.5 If the event of withdrawal, the participant can take part the day after but will not classify in the overall classification.

  1. RESULTS

17.1 The results of each stage are arranged according on the time spent to complete each one plus added time penalties.

17.2 The total time of the completed stages and the addition of time penalties, establish each team’s overall classification.

17.3 The following results are established:

  • Couple categories.-
    • Elite Masculine
    • Elite Femenine
    • Master 30
    • Master 40
    • Master 50
    • Master 60
    • Mixt
  • Indivudual catgories.-
    • General Individual masculine.
    • General individual femenin3.

General E-bike

17.4 All the participants will carry the electronic device to register their times and be able to do a tracing of them. The commissioners will have to approve this times so the results are considered valid.

  1. AWARDS

18.1 Each stage has an awards ceremony for each category.

18.2 At the final awards ceremony, the top three overall ranked teams of each category are immediately called up to the podium once they have crossed the finish line.

  1. BIYCICLE

19.1 Bicycles must satisfy the UCI regulations, both technical characteristics and security.

19.2 Participants are allowed to change their bicycles from stage to stage but cannot be complete lyswapped nor changed during a stage.

19.3 Tandem bicycles are not permitted.

  1. EQUIPMENT

20.1 It is compulsory to compete with the number plate and number given out by the organization. The number plate must be properly placed on the front of the bicycle. The number must be on therider’s back. Both must be clearly visible and cannot be modified. The electronic timing control device cannot be modified and must be placed where the organization indicates it.

20.2 For security reasons, it is recommended to carry a mobile phone.

20.3 It is also recommended (but not compulsory) that team members keep unified dress wear during all stages.

20.4 Carrying some warm clothes (rain jacket, arm and leg warmers, etc.) during certain stages might be necessary. The organization will not provide these clothes to participants.

20.5 The organization is not responsible for any items lost along the route or left behind in the course of the event by any participant.

20.6 The organization is not responsible for any bicycle’s breakdowns nor repairs that might happen in the course of the event.

20.7 The organization will provide mechanical points.

  1. SPORT AND NATURE

21.1 Our sport, mountain biking, is a competition or leisure activity that takes place in nature and its impact in this environment is a responsibility for all the participants and sport organizers. Participants are requested not to litter along the route, to be respectful with the environment (not riding outside the trails, not taking short cuts that damage the vegetation, etc.),being careful with animals, not leaving behind any spare parts, etc.

21.2 The Commissaires have the right to disqualify any team or cyclist that does not respect the environment or the private properties that are crossed during the race, expelling it from the competition without any possibility to continue taking part in it.

  1. PADDOCK

22.1 Teams must reserve paddocks in advance using the online form at registration or by contacting the organization by email at info@costablancabikerace.net.

Team
Tent Price
3×3 50 €
6×3 100 €
9×3 100 €

Also there will be a Expo Zone for the brandsHabrá:

Brands (Expo zone)
Tent Price
3×3 200 €
6×3 300 €
9×3 400 €

22.2 No participant or team assistant can camp nor stay overnight at the paddock, unless expressly authorized by the organization.

22.3 The organization does not provide water neither electricity to the teams settled in the paddock, which must be self-sufficient.

  1. OTHER POINTS

23.1 Any participant can be subjected to an official antidoping test following the UCI rules.

23.2 All participants must be respectful with the other riders, Commissaires, members of the organization, media and spectators. Aggression, disrespect and other unrequited attitudes can be sanctioned with immediate expulsion from the competition.

23.3 The trails on which the competition takes place are assigned only and exclusively for the day soft the race, therefore it is not allowed to spread the route’s GPS tracks.

23.4 The Commissaires have the right to disqualify any team that does not respect these considerations, expelling it from the competition without any possibility to continue taking part in it.

23.5 All participants assign their image rights to the organization, being able to use any photograph or video where they appear.

23.6 The organization is not responsible for the expenses nor debts that a participant might incur in the course of the event.

23.7 For security reasons each stage of the circuits’ profile can be changed including on the day of the race.

23.8 If necessary and under major circumstances, the organization has the right without previous notice and in order to guarantee the event’s proper development and safety (participants, Commissaires, staff, etc.), to delay the start time, alter its schedule, and/or modify or cancel a stage.

  1. CLAIMS

24.1 Claims must be formally presented to the Commissaires and processed by these following the

UCI regulations.

REGISTERING FOR THE COSTA BLANCA BIKE RACE IMPLIES ACCEPTING AND

COMPLYING WITH THESE RULES. IT ALSO IMPLIES THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE DATA

PROTECTION ACT AND CANCELATION POLICY.

REGISTRATION CONDITIONS

Costa Blanca Bike Race Half is a test of mountain biking open to any professional or amateur cyclist. To participate it is essential to be in possession of a valid license and validated by the RFEC or acquire a day license processed by the organization. Most of the licenses are valid, but in case of doubt it is advisable to check them in your territorial or national federation.

In Costa Blanca Bike Race Half the professional atmosphere is mixed with the amateur, counting in large part with amateur cyclists with the intention of enjoying and competing in a unique event, while the professionals compete against these cyclists and against themselves to achieve the coveted points UCI. In CBBRH the atmosphere of competition and amateur is mixed, for that reason they do it in a special, different test, where you can meet and compete against idols or cyclists that are in the top positions of the UCI Ranking

IMPORTANT: According to the regulations of the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC), foreign participants with a cycling license not processed by the RFEC must have a written authorization from their national federation certifying that their insurance is valid in Spain. This document must be presented to the stewards to be able to withdraw the bib number.

The licenses of other sports are not valid. In case of not having a competition cycling license, a temporary and specific license for the race may be processed through the organization, which will not allow obtaining UCI points or cash prizes.

The registration of couples must be done by teams consisting of two members, who identify them on behalf of the team.

This fully refurbished Mediterranean-style hotel (last renovation January 2018) is perfect for its location on the seafront with two direct accesses to Cap Negret Beach and at the same time 10 minutes walk from the seafront of Altea and very close from the picturesque old town, Altea also has a modern sports marina, a fishing port and a golf course just a few minutes from the hotel.

All rooms have a terrace with sea views, flat screen satellite TV, modern bathroom with shower (or bathtub depending on availability), air conditioning, free wifi, free safe and minibar.

The hotel is located in the Bay of Altea, with garden and palm trees, large sun terrace with hammocks and a pool with jets of water to relax and the best views of the sea. On the terrace of the hotel there is a Pool Bar with Barbecue: Blue Beach Altea, where Mediterranean dishes, burgers, appetizers, ice cream, cocktails and all kinds of refreshments are served. You can also relax and enjoy a snack or drink at the Montgó Cafeteria or at the Patio Chill Out Riu Algar.

The main restaurant offers live cooking and a buffet specializing in Mediterranean cuisine and typical rice dishes as well as excellent international dishes, in summer with outdoor terrace for breakfast or dinner.

The hotel’s entertainment program available all year round includes activities during the day as well as evening entertainment with live music, several days a week.

The hotel has a gym, beauty center for treatments and massages, 800m2 of bright rooms for conventions and family events, ample free parking for customers and a Bike Zone: an area specially designed for amateur or professional tourists with an exclusive garage for clients with bicycles, basic workshop, pressure washer for bicycles and laundry area for athletes’ clothes, all under the bikefriendly seal.

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Awards

TROPHIES

Each stage has an awards ceremony for the first 3 of each category. The categories are:

Individual categories

  • Elite Male
  • Elite Females
  • Master 30
  • Master 40
  • Master 50
  • Master 60
  • Master woman
  • E-bike

Couples categories

  • Male couples
  • Female couples
  • Mixed couples

In the final awards ceremony, once all the participants have crossed the finish line the first three riders of each category of the general classification will be immediately called to the podium.
The leaders of each category will also receive a maillot at each stage. In the case of couples, both of them will be awarded.

CBBR HALF 2019

Stage 1- Polop:

Stage 2- Benidorm – Villajoyosa:

General CBBR Half