LCW TRAINING RULES
Unless otherwise indicated, infractions of any of the following rules are punishable by a warning in the first instance and disqualification for the remainder of the year in the second instance.
Even if not specifically mentioned below, provisions of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act and the applicable rules of the UCI, CCA, and OCA apply to LCW training events. Check your rule books. In case of conflict OHTA rules take precedence over all others, followed by UCI, CCA, OCA, and LCW in that order. Except as specified below, the LCW does not enforce UCI regulations 1.3.006-1.3.025 (governing the configuration of bicycles). It is the individual riders' responsibility to ensure that their bicycles are sound and in good working order.
Riders must be paid-up members of the LCW and have signed a waiver for the current year. Those who do not meet these conditions in advance of attending may not participate in any LCW event.
Riders are individually responsible for obeying all rules of the road.
In particular, riders may not cross over the yellow line. Riders observed violating the yellow line rule will be disqualified from that race.
A rider may not force another rider off the pavement.
Riders must obey the instructions of race officials (starter/lap counter, corner/turn-around marshal, time keeper).
In particular, riders must stop when instructed by the corner/turn-around marshal to do so.
Riders may not question the decisions of race officials.
There will be zero tolerance for violent behaviour (automatic disqualification for the remainder of the year).
There will be zero tolerance for anyone directing an obscenity at a pedestrian or motorist (automatic disqualification for the remainder of the year).
Handlebar extensions (aero bars) are not permitted in mass start races.
At the start of a road race riders are to line up no more than two deep at the right hand side of the road. Only race officials may park on the course.
At the end of a road race or criterium, the top 5 finishers in each category must report to the starter/lap counter. Failure to do so could result in loss of points.
As they cross the finish line for a time trial, riders must shout out their assigned start number. Failure to do so could result in misidentification.
At the end of a time trial riders should assemble in the parking area to wait for results. They may not approach the time keeper while he or she is at the side of the road.
Separate A/B Criteriums:
Those struggling to keep up with or getting dropped from the A criterium must do the B criterium. Those doing the A criterium may not join the B criterium.
In B criteriums riders who are lapped by even 1 rider must finish with 2 to go and exit the course as soon as it is safe to do so. Dropped riders must keep to the right.
In “A” criteriums riders who are lapped by the field must finish with 2 to go and exit the course as soon as it is safe to do so.
Combined A/B Criteriums:
Riders who are lapped by even 1 rider must finish with 10 to go and exit the course as soon as it is safe to do so. Riders starting with the B group are considered to be caught, rather than lapped, the first time they are passed by an A rider. They may finish with the A group if they are not lapped subsequently. Riders starting with the B group are considered to have caught, rather than lapped an A rider the first time they pass that rider. Dropped riders and B riders must watch for the approach of the A group and keep to the right to allow the group to pass.
Riders starting with the A group must finish with the A group. If they are dropped they must stay clear of the B group, particularly over the last 10 km of the race. Pulling at the front of the B group, blocking, coaching B riders, or riding in any other way that might affect the outcome of the B race is strictly prohibited. Those who start in the B group and catch up to the A group, even for a short time, are considered to have become A riders and are disqualified from the B race. They may contest the A finish and receive A points, but they may not rejoin the B group. Should the A group lap the B group, B riders may under no conditions join, catch, bridge or drop back to the A group. In general, lapped riders must stay clear of the riders who have lapped them.
Points are awarded to the top 5 finishers in each of 5 categories: A, B, women, U19 women, U19 men. Women or U19’s who start and place in the top 5 in either an A or a B group will receive points in that category as well as points in their own category. U19 women who finish ahead of the 5th woman in the women's category will receive points in that category as well as their own category. Points are awarded as follows: A: 10, 7, 5, 3, 2; all other categories: 7, 5, 3, 2, 1. Where there are fewer than 5 finishers in a category, points are awarded from the bottom up (e.g., where there are just 3 finishers in a race, they get 3rd, 4th, and 5th place points).
In combined A/B criteriums and time trials, points are only awarded to the A, women, U19 women, and U19 men categories.
The club awards trophies to the overall best rider on points and the individually best rider on points in each of the road, criterium, individual time trial, and hill climb series. Points totals are based upon each individual's five best results in each category. The club also awards gold medals to these riders and silver and bronze medals to the overall best riders on points. Trophies and medals are awarded in each of the A, women, U19 women, and U19 men categories. To be eligible for an award in one of the individual events, a rider must have completed at least 4 races in that series in the year. To be eligible for the overall award in either of the U19 categories, a rider must have completed at least 3 races in each of the road, criterium, and time trial series.
Last Updated Thursday, March 21 2013 @ 08:07 AM EDT|4,973 Hits