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Enduro is an emerging discipline in the world of Mountain Bike competitions.
The Enduro x race is not a cross-country nor a downhill competition.
The Enduro x race takes place on circuits marked by a variable number of special stages 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 contestant's ranking is obtained from the sum of the travel times in the special stages added to advances or delays at the Time Control.
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 will be automatically disqualified from the race.
The maximum number of starters is set at 250.
Enduro x race are open to all racers with membership or any other national cycling club.
The categories are divided as follows:
EXR Cadets 12-15 years
EXR Juniors 16-18 years
EXR Men Elite 19 - 29 years
EXR Masters 1 30 - 39 years
EXR Masters 2 40 + years
EXR W All Woman
Men Elite Women
1. 200,- eur 200,- eur
2. 150,- eur 150,- eur
3. 100,- eur 100,- eur
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.
It is possible to carry out a reconnaissance of the race-course at least 24 hours prior to departure.
Participants must respect the rules of the event and road traffic regulations, particularly on stretches not closed to traffic.
Special Stages will be closed to traffic during the actual race but not during practice.
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 paddock area.
To carry out your registration you must sign up to the website through the appropriate form at the link: www.enduroxrace.cz
Once you are registered you will be given your own unique personal code to identify you, as well as a username and password to access the area reserved to participants.
From the reserved area it is then possible to enter more than one participant at a time and to more than one stage at a time, but it is necessary to know the personal codes of all the participants one wishes to sign up at the time of registration.
In case you wish to race with your team or your friends, we advise you to sign up everyone at the same time in a consecutive manner, keeping in mind that the order you enter them reflects the order of departure at the start point.
Individuals who register are responsible for themselves and all the people registered by them regarding eligibility for participation and its every consequence, and permanently renounce, release, and exonerate the organizers of the event, the sponsors, the promoters and all the people in any manner associated with the event, from any responsibility, complaints, legal actions and compensation claims against them as a result of damages in any way connected to participation in the event.
It is forbidden to replace the frame (both the front or back), the forks, and wheels during the whole duration of the competition.
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 handlebar ends must be protected by caps.
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 it is mandatory to wear approved full-face crash helmet, gloves, knee-pads and back protector.
Contestants lacking a helmet at departure will be disqualified.
Two types of helmets are allowed. A lighter XC version helmet during the transfers and full face helmet during the special stages.
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. The phone number will also be printed on the timetable every participant will have punched onto the bicycle.
A Enduro x race 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 contestant 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, including specific signs, starting and ending lines for every single Special Stage at least 24 hours before departure in order for the contestants to be able to carry out reconnaissance and free practice.
It is forbidden for contestants 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 such as weather conditions or to guarantee safety during the event.
The organizers of all events must ensure the presence of a forerunner to pass about 5 minutes before the passage of the first contestant and another about 5 minutes after the passage of the last contestant during the special stages.
It is forbidden to be transported, pushed, or pulled by motor vehicles.
10. SPECIAL STAGES
The contestants depart at intervals of about 15-20-30-or 60 seconds. The intervals will be determined by the management and communicated before the race starts. The contestants 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 contestant 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.
The contestants that anticipate their departure, will have that anticipated time added to their calculated racing time for the special stage.
On the other hand the contestant 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.
Special Stages must necessarily be closed to traffic and forbidden to pedestrians for their whole duration.
At the start of the Special Stage a lane must be arranged for stragglers who must enter that lane solely from that entrance.
For a race to be validated it is necessary that at least 50% of the special stages are valid and carried out by all the contestants.
11. DEPARTURE TIME
The departure time of the race must be announced by the management at least 1 hour prior to the beginning of the race, except in the case of extraordinary circumstances. The departure times of each contestant for the Special Stages are decided by the organizers. Staff present at departure will make sure contestants abide by them.
The management must make the departure times known at least 30 minutes before the departure of the first contestant, 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 contestant.
Such a practice is important in giving contestants any potential information or last-minute modifications to the race, thus it is advised every contestant be present.
13.HELP AND ASSISTANCE
In case of accidents it is each contestant's responsibility to help other contestants in need or in trouble and possibly call for assistance.
The management reserves the right to penalize or disqualify contestants that do not observe such rule who may as well run into potential criminal charges for negligence.
Contestants that pull out of the race must inform the management.
Contestants 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.