REGULATION

The “ASD Bicigustando” organizes an amateur bicycle race for Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo, named “Gran Fondo San Benedetto del Tronto”, starting and arriving in San Benedetto del Tronto (AP)” on Sunday May 27th, 2018.

The event is valid for the Campionato Nazionale Gran Fondo e medio Fondo 2018.

MARCHE MARATHON CIRCUIT

PARTICIPATION

The event is open to all, both sexes, owners of a cycling card who have completed 15 (fifteen) years, registered at the ACSI or FCI cycling club, or a Sports Promotion Body recognized by CONI, which guarantees the required insurance coverage and the full respect of the principle of reciprocity with ACSI members of the cycling sector, or in possession of an internationally card recognized by ICI  and to any amateur foreign cyclist in good standing with his or her respective UCI-recognized national cycling federation for the 2018 season and in possession of a Model E health certificate valid on the day of the event.

Bicycle sportives of any age and all children under the age of 19 are allowed to participate only in the Medium race. Professionals, elites (men and women) and under 23s are only admitted for promotional purposes, upon invitation by the Organizing Committee, but they will not be able to be ranked (their participation is also subject to the written permission of the company they are members of).

Cyclotourists will not be able to attend the event.

Non-cardholders, both BICYCLE AMATEURS and BICYCLE SPORTIVES, will be able to take advantage of a Daily Card emitted by the ACSI cycling industry, which implies the obligation to meet the following requirements:

  1. Copy of Doctor’s Certificate for Agonistic Activities with Cycling discipline;
  2. Valid recognition document;
  3. Tax Code;
  4. Declaration by emission of the card as provided by the statement no. 02 of the SAN. compiled and signed;

The card can be subscribed at the time of the license verification at a cost of € 10.00 (to be added to the cost of the registration at the event), as determined by the ACSI regulations.

The event is open to participation but the Organizing Committee can decide, at any time and at its sole discretion, whether to accept the registration or to exclude a member from the event if he/she may harm the image of the event.

Cyclists who are not regularly registered will not be able to participate in the event, causing the immediate expulsion and denunciation to the Justice Authorities.

REGISTRATIONS

Registrations will be possible from September 14th, 2017 until 12:00 am on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 via the KRONO SERVICE Central Office as follows:

  • ON LINE on the website kronoservice.com, accessing with your own account or signing up for new users, by compiling all the fields required.

At the end of the registration there will be the possibility to add a new athlete otherwise it will be needed to print the registration form and send it by e-mail to the address iscrizioni@kronoservice.com or by fax to +39 06392.93.29.74, enclosing the copy of the bank transfer.

It will not be needed to submit any registration form if payment is made through PayPal account or credit card.

  • On site on Saturday, May 26th, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the meeting point. It should be noted that the choice of this entry procedure implies the start in the last grid and the providing of the race package can not be guaranteed.

GFSBT 2018 registrations will be closed when participants number reaches 1500.

For organization reasons, application forms that are not completed and/or that miss a valid telephone number to contact in case it is needed, will not be taken in consideration.

Please notice also that, for technical reasons, after the start of the event, it is no longer possible to modify the data provided at the time of registration (personal data, category, team, year of birth, etc.). Therefore, it is encouraged to participants to check the data during the providing of the bib number. Providing forms with incomplete data may result in exclusion from the order of arrival (for example, the absence of the year of birth will result in the non-assignment of the category, hence the lack of insertion in the relevant arrival order).

The registration fee for the GFSBT 2018 is variable according to the registration date as shown below:

  • € 20,00 from September 14th to September 18th 2017
  • € 25,00 from September 19th 2017 to March 31th 2018
  • € 30,00 from April 1st to May 14th 2018
  • € 35,00 from May 15th to 24th 2018
  • € 50,00 from September 20th 2017 to May 26th 2018 – 1ª GUESTS GRID
  • € 40,00 May 26th 2018 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

50 BIB NUMBERS are available in GUESTS GRID for € 50.00.

People with disabilities do not pay the registration fee.

In the registration fee are included: Back – Front table, Race Package, Mechanical Assistance, Health Care, Racing Radio, First Aid Radio, 3 provisions for the long course, 2 provisions for the short course, shower services for woman and men at the SBT Maggioni Tennis Club.

For athlete’s guests it is possible to buy a Pasta Party voucher at a subsidized price.

PAYMENT METHOD

The paymant have to be made by Bank Transfer at the bank “Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena” branch of San Benedetto del Tronto (AP)

IBAN code: IT 98H0103024400000000737257.
Holder: A.S.D. BICIGUSTANDO via G. Pizzi, 23 – 63074 San Benedetto del Tronto (AP) Reason: Iscrizione 9° Gran Fondo San Benedetto del Tronto 2017.

Otherwise ON LINE by PayPall, Visa, Mastercard, Poste Pay credit cards on the website kronoservice.com.

REPLACEMENT or CANCELLATION

The organizers reserve themselves the right to accept or not the requests received regarding the participation at the event.

CANCELLATION OF THE EVENT

If for reasons of force majeure or any other kind, not attributable to the organization, the event should not take place or have to be moved by date, the registration fee will not be refunded.

COURSE AND GRIDS COMPOSITION

The Gran Fondo San Benedetto del Tronto will take place on two courses. A long course, marked by RED arrows, of 140 km with a 2300 m of elevation gain that will start at 8.00 am. A short course, marked by BLU arrows, of Km 89 with a 1100 m of elevation gain that will start at 8.30.

For each start, it is provided a grid alignment as follows:

Honor Grid

Women Grid (with any number)

1st Grid: people with disabilities, athletes registered in the 1st Grid of Marche Marathon, participants at the Camp. ACSI Italian only if registered by 05/25/2018, the first 110 men registered at the GFSBT sorted according to the previous 2017 result.

2nd Grid: all the remaining athletes registered in the Marche Marathon not included in the 1st Grid, second 200 men registered at the GFSBT sorted according to the Krono Service ranking on 05/25/2018 and the times of 2017.

3rd Grid: all the remaining registered athletes not included in the previous grids and the athletes that have registered on site on May 26th and 27th, 2018.

BIB NUMBER AND RACE PACKS COLLECTION

Every participant must show up on Saturday, May 26th, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm and Sunday May 27th, 2018 from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm at the stand at Via Marinai D’Italia in San Benedetto del Tronto to verify the cards and to collect the number and the race pack.

To take the bib number, it is necessary to show the valid 2018 sporting card with an identification document.

THE BIB NUMBER COLLECTION on behalf of another member or for members of a single company can only occur by presenting a compiled template, downloadable from www.granfondosanbenedettodeltronto.it, with an identification document. 

For a question of hygiene, the pins can no longer be provided in the technical envelope, each participant must then provide for himself.

 

FRENCH START

  • The “French start” mode must be declared at the time of registration at www.kronoservice.com.
  • There will be the possibility to do the The “French start” (WE WILL COMMUNICATE THE TIME AND THE MODE). It is, anyway, mandatory to use the electronic chip and the bib number applied on the chest and on the bicycle handlebars.
  • The detection of the start time will start from the mandatory step on the “Winning Time” rug, placed at the beginning of the course.
  • Both courses can be cycled by the “French start” mode.
  • It is mandatory to respect the rules of the road, paying particular attention to the crosses that will not be supervised by the staff of the organization. Those who use the “French start” must proceed along the racecourse without interfering or conditioning the race, allowing overtaking easily from the head of the race. Those who will be caught with incorrect attitudes will be excluded from the rankings along with other eventual involved and crooked participants.
  • At the end of the event, the list of participants will be drawn up in alphabetical order with the sole indication of the travel time.
    Prizes will be drawn by lot and would be withdrawn by the interested parties, by showing the sporting card.

 

MAXIMUM ARRIVAL TIME

The time limit for the arrival at the race Finish is at 3:00pm.

CATEGORIES

The event is open to the following categories:

  • Junior from 19 to 29 years old.
  • Senior 1 from 30 to 34 years old.
  • Senior 2 from 35 to 39 years old.
  • Veterani (Veterans) 1 from 40 to 44 years old.
  • Veterani (Veterans) 2 from 45 to 49 years old.
  • Gentlemen 1 from 50 to 54 years old.
  • Gentlemen 2 from 55 to 59 years old.
  • Super Gentlemen A from 60 to 64 years old.
  • Donne (Women) A from 19 to 39 years old.
  • Donne (Women) B from 40 to 75 years old.

The participants in the category “Super Gentelmen B” can only cycle the short course.

The bicycle sportives can participate to the race contributing to the ranking of their club, but they will not be ranked themselves.

COURSE REGULATIONS

Although it is a race with rankings and scores, it is an amateur event and takes place on roads open to traffic. Therefore, participants must keep the right and respect the rules of the road. For anything not contemplated, ACSI rules apply.

TEAM CARS: Team cars are not allowed to follow the race.

The organization declines all responsibility before, during and after the event.

It is mandatory to wear the helmet; failure to comply will result in disqualification.

RANKINGS

The ACSI rules apply to the rankings and the scores according to the categories admitted to the race (see categories paragraph).

The first three absolute male and/or female of the two courses, the first three of each category for both courses, the top 10 clubs with the largest number of participants, will be awarded.

Those, which do not complete the course, which will not pass through the electronic checkpoints (positioned along the courses), and/or which will not have the number clearly visible on the bicycle handlebars, will be not included in the rankings.

The prizes will be awarded for the first three absolute male and/or female of both courses in the finish area, 15 minutes after the arrival, while category awards may be withdrawn at the race pickup point of the race pack, starting from 2:00 pm.

Ranking will not be exposed, but will be available on the website www.kronoservice.com

REFRESHMENTS STOPS

Refreshments stops will be managed by the organization staff in the following modes: for the long course along THREE stops (Santa Vittoria in Matenano – Offida – Spinetoli) + TWO water stands (Montedinove-Monsampolo). For the short course TWO stops (Offida – Spinetoli) + water stands (Monsampolo)

CHIP WINNING TIME 2018 REGULATION

The timing service will be provided by Krono Service, the official distributor of the Winning Time brand. Each athlete must have his own Winning Time Chip to qualify. Only the “Personal Chip Winning Time” regularly valid for the current season can be used, or the Daily Chip valid for this event only. All other Chip will not work.

The “Personal Chip Winning Time” can be enabled on the website www.winningtime.it, or when picking up the bib number at the Chip Point.

Those who does not yet own the “Personal Chip Winning Time” will be able to buy it directly at the Chip Point located in the area where the race pack are provided, at a cost of € 15.00. It will be immediately active and valid for the 2017 season.

As an alternative, it will be possible to rent a Daily Chip valid only for the event, depositing € 10.00. Afterwards, there will be a refund of € 5.00 when the chip is returned back.
The returning of the chip will be organized around the finish line, thirty minutes after the arrival of the first participant of the long course until thirty minutes after the arrival of the last participant of the whole event.

WARNING: Chip must be positioned with the special plastic support on the seatpost. No timing service is guaranteed for those who do not position the Chip correctly.

Failure to enable the Chip involves exclusion from the race rankings. For further information or clarifications regarding the Chip use, please visit the website www.kronoservice.com.

MEDICAL CARE

Medical care includes the presence of ambulances with doctors and medical staff.
The hospital units of the event area are: Zona territoriale n° 12 San Benedetto del Tronto tel. 0735/7931 Zona territoriale n° 13 Ascoli Piceno tel. 0736/3581.

ITALIAN MEDICAL EMERGENCY NUMBER IS: 118.

MOBILE AND MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE

Mechanical assistance is provided along the courses (REPLACEMENT PARTS ARE NOT INCLUDED).

COMPLAINTS

Any complaint must be received by the jury in the regulatory terms, together with the fee provided for the regulations of the ACSI cycling industry.

REGULATION VARIATIONS

The organization reserves the right to make any changes to this regulation.
The updated regulation can be consulted on the website www.granfondosanbenedettodeltronto.it, the only official information site of the event.

INFORMATION

For further information please refer to the website www.granfondosanbenedettodeltronto.it, or please contact the ASD BICIGUSTANDO at the following number:

– 347 6910043

ENVIRONMENT SAFEGUARD

Some “ECOZONE” will be created near the refreshment and the water stops, consisting in garbage containers.
Participant must throw away their garbage in the specific container.
Those who throw objects of any kind outside the indicated spaces, will be blocked from participating in the next year Gran Fondo. 

RIGHTS AND DUTIES
Participants will have to fix visibly the bib number on the chest and the one that has to be placed on the handlebars (both provided by the organization).
If they want to participate in the individual ranking, they also have to be in possession of a chip. The numbers provided by the organization can not be modified or altered in any way, those who will not respect this rule will be disqualified.
Anyone who has not entered the GRID 10 (Ten) minutes before the start will automatically be placed in the last starting grid.
It is suggested, during the race, to bring a repairing kit for punctures and to equip yourself with adequate clothing according to the weather variations.

It is mandatory to use a HOMOLOGATED helmet and to properly wear it for the whole duration of the race. It is also mandatory to comply with the ROAD CODE. Athletes overtaken by the END RACE car will continue the event as cyclotourists, maintaining both numbers. They still must continue to comply with the ROAD CODE.

By subscribing the registration form, the participants declare that: 1- they are in possess of the medical certificate and of the regular card for the pursuit of sport activities valid for the year 2018; 2- they have liability insurance towards third party; 3- they have taken this regulation into account, unconditionally accepting it at every point of it.

Participants express their consent to the use of their images and their personal data in accordance with the Privacy Act (Legislative Decree 196/2003).

A.S.D. BICIGUSTANDO declines any responsibility for any inconvenience that may occur before, during and after the event. For anything not contemplated, ACSI rules apply.
By registration, the participant declares to be in possession of the medical certificate according to D.M. 02/18/02.1982, a regular card, liability insurance towards third parties and to have read this regulation, accepting it unconditionally at every point. The participants express their consent to the use of their images and data, in accordance with the privacy law n. 196 of 2003.

With the submission of the registration the participants agree that any photo, video, audio and/or recorded video of any kind produced during the Medio Fondo can be freely memorized, reproduced, published and marketed by the organization, without any right to any reward and/or payment towards the participant.
In particular, the participants expressly authorize the organization, together with its media partners, to use fixed or moving images that may portray them during their race, on all media, including advertising and promotional materials.
The Participants agree that such data and related material may be made available to photographers and/or professional photo studios commissioned by the organization for the provision of photographic or video services of the race.
In addition, by signing up, the participants will self-certify the non-existence of sports, civil and/or criminal sanctions, even if discounted, relative to doping and declares that he has not assumed/is not assuming substances included in the anti-doping list of World Antidoping Agency (WADA) (hattp://www.wada-ama.org/Documents/Word_Anti-Doping_Program/WADP-Prohibited-List-3013-EN.pdf).

Failure to self-certify or guilty will be prosecuted according to law.

In case of positive antidoping results, that is a case of verified positivity, the participant is subject to correspond to ASD Bicigustando the amount of € 50,000.00 (fifty thousand/00 euros), as compensation for the serious damage to the image of the organization.

The club reserves the right to pursue, under the terms of the law, defaults with charges entirely incurred by the defaulting. The sums that will be acquired by the Organizing Committee for compensation for the image damage, will be entirely devolved to sport activity for the youth.

A.S.D. BICIGUSTANDO declines any responsibility for any inconvenience that may occur before, during and after the event. For anything not contemplated in this regulation, national rules apply.