5th Edition Colnago Cycling Festival – Desenzano del Garda

DATE, LOCATION AND MEETING POINT:

6-7-8 April 2018

Desenzano del Garda (BS – Brescia)

START OF REGISTRATION 

  • 4 OCTOBER 2017  9 pm – REGISTRATION STARTS FOR 1000 RACE BIBS
  • 2 NOVEMBER 2017 9 pm – REGISTRATION STARTS FOR 500 BIBS
  • 6 DECEMBER 2017 9 pm – REGISTRATION STARTS FOR 500 BIBS
  • 11 JANUARY 2018 9 pm – REGISTRATION STARTS FOR 1000 BIBS
  • 1 FEBRUARY 2018 9 pm– REGISTRATION STARTS FOR 1000 BIBS

 

COLLECTION OF RACE PACKS – SECRETARIAT OPENING TIMES

Friday: 4.00 to 7.00 pm

Saturday: 8.00 to 9.00 am (RANDONNEUR ONLY)  

Saturday: 2.00 00 to 7.00 pm

Sunday: 5.45 to 6.30 am

 

PERSONALISED RACE BIB WITH NAME AND SURNAME AND CANCELLATIONS

All those who register by 12 January 2018 will have their race bibs personalised with their name and surname. After this date, it will no longer be possible for anyone to cancel or be replaced.

START

Sunday  – Along the lake in front of Piazza Matteotti:

  • medium course 110 km – 1384 metres total altitude
  • long course 159 Km – 2044 metres total altitude

 

START GRIDS

Please note that once you have registered, your application will be checked and you will be added to the race list within 7 working days.

Start

-1-150 GOLD Grid

VIP – GOLD:  Gold, VIPs, Transplant Category, Garda Legend;

-151- 800 MERIT Grid

– The first 100 participants who register for both the Colnago Granfondo/Marathon + Garda Lake Circuit Randonneur by 31-12-2017;

– The first 100 Gentlemen finishers in the 2016-2017 Long course, the first 100 Gentlemen finishers in the 2016-2017 Medium course, the first 100 Women finishers in the 2016-2017 Long course, the first 100 Women finishers in the 2016-2017 Medium course;

-801 -1800:  GRID 1

based on the registration date;

-1801- 2800: GRID 2

based on the registration date;

2801 – 5000: GRID 3

based on the registration date;

Open to all participants with assisted electric bicycles (no race classification);

ELIGIBILITY AND PARTICIPATION

Obligation to have a medical certificate for cycling races

All foreigner athletes must to send medical certificate for competitive cycling events or download it from the link above. This module have to signed and printed by a doctor and send it by email to colnagocf@sms-sport.it

EVENT REGISTRATION (4000 BIBS AVAILABLE)

NOTICE

Please note that once you have registered, your application will be checked and you will be added to the race list within 7 working days.

Courses: Long – Medium

€ 200 – GOLD bib – all courses – until 100 bibs have been taken – benefits:

  • bib reserved from number 1 to 100 with leading sports stars – guests
  • bib personalised with name and surname
  • entry to official presentation on Saturday 7 April, VIPs, guests and leading sports stars present
  • Participation in the Garda Lake Circuit Randonneur
  • Daily license

€ 80.00 registration for  Colnago Granfondo/Marathon + Garda Lake Circuit Randonneur + daily license + insurance

€ 60.00 registration for Granfondo/Marathon – all non-members + daily license + insurance

€ 35.00 registration for Garda Lake Circuit Randonneur + daily license + insurance

€ 35.00 registration for Garda Legend + daily license + insurance

€ 90.00 registration for  Colnago Granfondo/Marathon + Bike Division Peschiera + daily license + insurance

AWARDS AND CATEGORIES

Debutants (15/18 years of age), Junior (19/29), Senior 1 (30/34), Senior 2 (35/39), Veterans 1 (40/44), Veterans 2 (45/49), Gentlemen 1 (50/54), Gentlemen 2 (55/59), Super Gentlemen A (60/64), Super Gentlemen B (65 and over), Junior Women (15/18), Women A (19/39) and Women B (40 and over).

The first 3 finishers in the Overall category for the Granfondo/Marathon and Mediofondo/Medium Marathon (awards presented on arrival)

The first 5 finishers in every category for the Granfondo/Marathon and Mediofondo/Medium Marathon courses

The first 10 societies on the basis of the number of participants

(awards for these categories and societies presented after 2.00 pm)

The classification for the Overall category will be based on the order of arrival. The classification for the other categories will be real-time based.

REFRESHMENTS AND PASTA PARTY

  • 3 refreshment points along the Long course ;
  • 2 refreshment points along the medium course;
  • 1 final refreshment point for everyone plus ‘Pasta Party’;

Important: To get into ‘Pasta Party’, please bring the entry pass contained in your race pack.

 

COURSE GATES

A gate will be positioned at the 93rd kilometre (Long/Medium courses) – at 11 am, all participants will be directed to the Medium course.

 

ELECTRIC BICYCLES

You may take part using electric bikes. This must be stated in the registration form. All electric bike participants will have a personalised race bib and will be in Grid 3. There is no race classification for electric bike participants.

 

 

BIB NUMBER

Your bib number must be displayed on your bike and on your back in a VISIBLE manner and NOT ALTERED in any way. The number must not be rolled up. Participants whose number is not visible will be disqualified at the incontestable judgement of the Jury and the Organising Committee.

RACE TIMES AND CALCULATION

The times for drawing up the classifications will be ‘shotgun’ (based on the order of arrival) for grid numbers 1-800. For all the other grids, the timing will be REAL TIME. For all participants, the race time calculation starts precisely when you pass the start line.
N.B.: If you do not step on the start and finishing line blocks, your race time cannot be calculated and you will not be in the final classification. The classification for the Overall category will be based on the order of arrival. The classification for the other categories will be real-time based.

 

CHIP WINNING TIME 2018 REGULATIONS

The race timing service will be provided by SMS, official distributor of the Winning Time brand. Each cyclist must have their own Winning Time Chip in order to be classified. You may only use a “Winning Time Personal Chip” regularly SET UP for the current season or a Daily Chip which is valid for the event alone. No other Chip non will work. You can SET UP a “Winning Time Personal Chip” for the race at the Chip Point at a price of 10 €uro or at the Internet site www.sms-sport.it before the end of the Thursday of race week, at a price of 5 €uro. Those who do not have a “Winning Time Personal Chip” may purchase one directly at the Chip Point (which is in the race pack collection area) at a price of 15 €uro. It will be set up immediately for the 2018 season. You have to fit it on your bike seat post using the plastic support. Alternatively, you can hire a Daily Chip which is valid for the event ALONE, on payment of a deposit of 10 €uro (you will be given back 5 €uro when you return the Daily Chip). You can return your Daily Chip near the finishing line from thirty minutes after the first racer in the shortest race finishes until thirty minutes after the last racer in all races finishes. WARNING: The race timing service is NOT guaranteed if your Chip is not positioned correctly. If your Chip is not set up for the race, you will not be included in the race classification. For information or clarifications about using these Chips, go to www.sms-sport.it.

 

MECHANICAL AND HEALTHCARE ASSISTANCE

Free mechanical assistance all along the courses (you have to pay the mechanics themselves for spare parts). Healthcare assistance for all participants. If you withdraw from the race, wait for the rescue van or inform the race assistants along the courses that you have withdrawn.  If you behind the set timetable, assistance is not guaranteed. All the race assistants along the courses have access to all the numbers and contacts required for all kinds of assistance.

 

RULES OF THE ROAD

Safety information for participants and those accompanying them. Participants must comply with the rules of the road and all other rules commonly referred to as “ordinary prudence” throughout the event and for the entirety of all the races, from start to finish.

Please note that the event takes place on roads open to traffic and that any weather conditions may prevail on the days of the event. The organisers decline all responsibility for any accidents involving participants and those accompanying them which should occur before, during and after the event.

For anything not covered by these regulations, the ACSI CICLISMO (Italian Sports Centre Cycling Association) standards regulating cycling apply.

By paying the registration fee, you automatically accept the Regulations.

All participants must wear approved full-size cycling helmets.

 

REPLACEMENT OR CANCELLATION

Participant replacements or cancellations will only be accepted by 12 January 2018, by paying a fee of 10.00 Euro for secretarial costs.

 

N.B.: Please note that the event known as Colnago Cycling Festival is not a competitive event but a tourist cycling gathering.

 

CHANGES

The Organisers reserve the right to make changes to the Regulations and the Courses at any time.

Note: if the Event should be cancelled for reasons of force majeure which are beyond the control of the Organisers, the Organising Committee reserves the right to withhold the registration fees paid.