Enduro is a new Mountain Bike discipline that is gaining more and more popularity in the US and EU.
Its not Downhill, its not Cross Country style of MTB.
Enduro racing is heavily inspired by both car rally and motorbike enduro racing. It is a kind of a stage race where the winner is the one who accumulates the lowest combined time from different timed sections. These sections are often technically challenging, ridden on a generally descending terrain. The special stages are linked by ascending intermediate stages i.e. liaison stages, and they may also exist in ski lift rides. The performance of a rider on the intermediate stages does not affect the rider’s result.
Troodos offers great trailriding and the Troodos Sports & Fun Festival takes advantage of these trails to offer a fun and relaxed Enduro race where riders need to mostly focus on enjoying the descending trails as most of the uphill is done by shuttles!
Participation fee is €40.
Saturday 4th June 2016
Program to be announced soon
Sunday 5th June 2016
- 08:00-08:30 Late registrations and number pick up for MTB Enduro at Platres square
- 08:45 Departure to starting area
- 09:30 MTB Enduro race start from Olympos
- 12:30-13:30 Refueling and bike service
- 13:30 Departure to starting area of Stage 3
- 16:30 Award Ceremony in Platres
RULES FOR THE ENDURO RACE
1. ENDURO RACE
The Enduro race takes place on routes marked by a variable number of special stages (SS) 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 competitor’s ranking is obtained from the sum of the times in the special stages
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 are subject to time penalties
To avoid any short-cutting, surprise checks may be performed.
The maximum number of starters is set at 60
Enduro races are open to all racers with membership to U.C.I. or any other national cycling club or unregistered riders (will be issued a day licence)
The categories are divided as follows
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.
6. SPECIFIC RULES
Participants must respect the rules of the event and road traffic regulations, particularly on stretches not closed to traffic.
Special Stages will NOT be closed to traffic during the actual race.
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 service area in Platres.
7. REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIP CARD VERIFICATION
To carry out your registration you must sign up to the http://www.cyclingcy.com/troodos website through the appropriate form
By signing up online before and not later than 8.00 P.M. on the Wednesday preceding the race weekend, the fee is 40 euros.
After this date, entering will only be possible at the reception on Sunday, the fee being increased by 10 euros
It is forbidden to replace the frame, 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 competitor’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 bicycle must be in perfect condition and efficiency. Participants who do not meet this demand may be excluded from the competition.
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 (S.S.) it is recommended / advised to wear CE approved full-face crash helmet, gloves, knee-pads and back protector.
Competitors lacking a helmet at departure will not be allowed to start.
Each competitor must be completely self-sufficient and must not receive external assistance throughout the race with the exception of the service area in Platres, 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.
An enduro 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 competitor 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, starting and ending lines for every single Special Stage at least 24 hours before departure in order for the competitors to be able to carry out reconnaissance and free practice.
It is forbidden for competitors 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 to guarantee safety during the event.
It is forbidden to be transported, pushed, or pulled by motor vehicles except where provided by the organizers.
Race Courses & Maps
Stage 1 & 3: Olympos to Atalanti trail (2,63Km - 214m)
Stage 2: British military base to Karekla Makariou to Psilo Dentro (7,69Km - 534m)
Stage 4: British military base to Kaminouthkia to Vryses (5,61Km - 551m)
11.STARTING LINE – FINISHING LINE – TIME CONTROL (C.O.)
The TIME CONTROLS (T.C.) 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
SIGNALING THE TIME CONTROLS -The Time Controls must be signaled by two 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 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 competitors’ 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 competitor cuts the line indicated by the flags.
The competitors 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 competitors 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 competitor 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.
On the other hand the competitor 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.
For the race to be validated it is necessary that at least 50% of the special stages are valid and carried out by all the competitors.
The departure 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 competitor for the Special Stages are decided by the organizers. Staff present at departure will make sure competitors abide by them.
The Organizers must make the departure times known at least 30 minutes before the departure of the first competitor, 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.
The race official may carry out a briefing in the departure zone up to 30 minutes before the scheduled departure of the first competitor.
Such a practice is important in giving competitors any potential information or last-minute modifications to the race, thus it is advised every competitor be present.
15.HELP AND ASSISTANCE
In case of accidents it is each competitor’s responsibility to help other competitors in need or in trouble and possibly call for assistance.
The management reserves the right to penalize or disqualify competitors that do not observe such rule who may as well run into potential criminal charges for negligence.
Competitors that pull out of the race must inform the organizers
Competitors 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.
A final ranking will be compiled that will include the sum of the times obtained in every single Special stage by the participants of each category.
All scheduled Special stages will be valid for the ranking.
In case of a tie, the best score in the last race will be considered.
The BikinCyprus Events Managment is not to be held in any way responsible for incidents that may take place during the progress of Enduro competitions.