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19 SEPTEMBER 2021

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Regulation

Regulation | Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek 2021

Regulation | Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek 2021 In compliance with the guidelines defined by the DGS, in case of need for prior testing, each athlete will bear the cost inherent to the test to COVID 19 and send proof of result to the organization up to 8 hours before the match.

Presentation

Art. 1 – Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek 2021 is a cycle tourist/cycling-for-all event, defined as an Open Race by the UVP-FPC (Portuguese Cycling Federation) and that respects its specific regulations as well as the traffic laws. This is not a competition but a sportive event, with leisure, tourist or cultural purposes, which are part of the attractive of this type of cycling. Participation is limited to two-wheel vehicles (road, mountain or tandem bicycles). Motor vehicles are prohibited.

Date and distance

Art. 2 – Third edition Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek 2021 will start at 9.00 o'clock a.m. (Lisbon Time), on Sunday, September 19 2021, in Melgaço, finishing in the same location. Departure control begins at 8.00 a.m. and finish line control closes at 5 p.m. The first 4km of the race will be under controlled pace before the race opens.

Art. 3 – Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek 2021 will have an extension of 116.1 km in the Granfondo version. There are also two shorter distances, called Mediofondo, with 93.6km length and the Minifondo, with 69.3km. In all of them the use of helmet is mandatory.

Participation/Registration

Art. 4 – The race will be limited to 2000 participants in the total of the three distances, who shall make their registration through Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek 2021 official website (www.moncaoemelgacogranfondo.com) or at Bikeservice’s siege, in the city of Póvoa de Varzim.

Art. 5 – Payment shall be made to VISA, MasterCard. Once the payment is made for and in case of giving up the right to participate until August 19, 2021, the participant may get a 50% refund of the registration value.

After August 19, 2021, registration is considered definitive.

Art. 6 –After September 5 ,2021 the identity changes is not permitid. To guarantee the size of the jersey you will have to register and pay for your registration by August 19th at 7pm.

Art. 7 – Participation is allowed only to individuals 15 years old or over, at their own responsibility and risk. When register, all riders declare to be totally fit to participate, both physically and clinically. We advise all participants to take a full medical exam before entering our event, for the 15 and 16 years it is obligatory to make the Minifondo tour. To guarantee the desired jersey size you will have to register and pay for your registration until August19th 2021 at 7pm. After the 19th of August 2021 it is not possible to make changes in the size of the jerseys.

Art. 8 - Registration fee:

1st Phase (Minifondo, Mediofondo and Granfondo) until 23:59 on 11th September:

35 €- FEDERATES

38 € - NON-FEDERATED

2nd Phase (Minifondo, Mediofondo and Granfondo) from September 12 to September 16 at 6 pm:

40 € - FEDERATES

43 € - NON-FEDERATED

– Registration cost, until the September 11,2021 is 35 euros for athletes licensed in the Portuguese Cycling Federation (UVP-FPC) or any other cycling federation of another country.

It is MANDATORY, in the moment of the registration, to write the license number.

In case of accident, participant must activate his federation insurance.

For non-licensed or licensed in FPCUB and in Federação Portuguesa de Triatlo (Portuguese Triathlon Federation)

The cost is 38 euros, since their federations’ insurances don’t cover this kind of events.

Registration will be accepted between September 12 to September 16 at 6 pm: , but with an aggravated cost of five euros.

All registrations made after September 6 will not be customized with participants’ name.

After September 6, 2021 all registrations that are not paid will be eliminated.

To make a new one, one must register in www.moncaoemelgacogranfondo.com.

Registration closes when reaching 2000 or on September 17.

Art 9. – Federation licenses must be valid in the year the race will take place. Those who have registered in the year before the event with a license valid only for that year will not be considered licensed riders, thus will have to pay a normal inscription fee.

Art 10 – It is mandatory to place the race’s number in the bike’s handlebar. In case it is placed in any other bike part, the participant will not be allowed to enter the departure zone.

Art. 11 - The concept of participation in male, female or mixed doubles implies that its members ride and arrive together at the intermediate points and at the finish line, and the time considered for classification will be that of the second member to cross the finish line.

The penalties will be in time or disqualification and will be applied at the end of the race:

1. Passage at intermediate points with differences larger than 1 minute between the two team members: 15 minutes for each occurrence;

2. If for any reason one of the elements has to give up, the other element is allowed to continue in the race, with the team suffering a penalty corresponding to the worst time of the stage, plus 30 minutes for the withdrawal of the element;

3. The lack of identification of the athlete, with the absence of the frontal and / or dorsal throughout the race, implies the disqualification of the team.

4. Whether by will or by external factors, failure to comply with the course implies the disqualification of the participants in question.

Participant Kit

Art. 12 - Registration includes:

- Right to participate in Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek 2021

- Official Monção and Melgaço Granfondo jersey by Trek 2021

- Finisher Medal

- 2/3 photos of each fin made available on the official facebook of the event “Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek 2021”

- Liquid and solid supplies

- Finisher diploma through digital support

- Front personalized with name and nationality (for registrations validated until September 5th)

- First aid and medical assistance

- Access to bathing areas

- Classification by electronic chip

- Professional mechanical assistance

- Personal accident insurance according to the law in force (for athletes not federated in the FPC - Franchise in the amount of 90 €)

Coverage - Capital per person

- Death: € 28,043

- Permanent disability: € 28,043

- Treatment expenses: 4487 €

- Funeral expenses: 2244 €

There will be official equipment from Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek 2021, consisting of shorts, socks and gloves, which will be available in the online store and at the race secretariat. Prices will be announced in due course.

Timing

Art. 13 – Although being a cycling/cycle tourist challenge, all riders will be timed, by means of an electronic chip, in the time taken to complete the length of the course. The electronic chip is personal and of mandatory use, resulting in immediate disqualification not complying with this rule. All riders must pass under the departure arch otherwise the electronic chip will not be activated.

order of departure

Art. 14 –

GRANFONDO - RED Dorsal

Departure at 9:05 am

- Elites (born until 1992) – yellow

- Masters A (from 1991 to 1982) –green

Departure at 9:08 am

Masters B (from 1981 to 1972) – orange

Departure at 9:11 am

Masters C (from 1971 to 1962) – black

- Masters D (1961 to 1952) – white

- Masters E (born 1951 or before) – brown

- Female Elites (born until 1992) –Pink

- Masters A Fem. (from 1991 to 1982) –Pink

- Masters B Fem. (born 1981 or before) –Pink

- Male Doubles -blue

- Female Doubles - purple

- Mixed Doubles – gray

MEDIOFONDO - Blue Back

Departure at 9:14 am

- Elites (born until 1992) – yellow

- Masters A (from 1991 to 1982) –green

Departure at 9:17 am

- Masters B (from 1981 to 1972) - orange

Departure at 9:20 am

- Masters C (from 1971 to 1962) – black

- Masters D (1961 to 1952) – white

- Masters E (born 1951 or before) – brown

- Female Elites (born until 1992) –Pink

- Masters A Fem. (from 1991 to 1982) –Pink

- Masters B Fem. (born 1981 or before) - Pink

- Male Doubles -blue

- Female Doubles - purple

- Mixed Doubles - gray

MINIFONDO

YELLOW Dorsal departure at 9:23 am

- All Participants

Awards

Art. 15 - Individual Registration

In the Minifondo:

- First three male absolute classifieds.

- First three female absolute classifieds

In Mediofondo and Granfondo

First three of the following levels:

Male

- Elites (born until 1992)

- Masters A (from 1991 to 1982)

- Masters B (from 1981 to 1972)

- Masters C (from 1971 to 1962)

- Masters D (from 1961 to 1952)

- Masters E (born 1951 or earlier)

Women

- Elites (born until 1992)

- Masters A (from 1991 to 1982)

- Masters B Fem. (born 1981 or before) –Pink

Exclusively at Granfondo: Trophy for the absolute male and female winner Teams:

- The first three teams from Granfondo, count the times the 3 best classifieds, without distinction of category.

- More numerous team.

Art. 15.1 - Inscription Doubles

First three in the following categories of Mediofondo and Granfondo:

- Men's Doubles

- Women's Doubles

- Mixed Doubles

The podium ceremony starts at 2 pm

Registration office

Art. 16 – On September 18, between 10 a.m. and 7h30 p.m., on September 19 between 7 a.m. and 8.30 a.m.

It is located next to the departure zone.

Mandatory documents:

Registration holder: ID document, in case of being licensed it is necessary a copy of the federation’s license.

Non-holder: holder’s ID document, in case of the holder being licensed it is necessary a copy of the federation’s license.

Medical assistance

Art. 17 – The Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek 2021 organization will provide for medical assistance with specialized personnel. Any time a participant asks a member of the organization staff for it or through the emergency phone number inscribed in the race’s number plate, the assistance system is activated.

Mechanical assistance

Art. 18 – The event will have mechanical assistance at the start and also along the route. Organization staff and vehicles provide for it. It is forbidden any mechanical assistance made by private or team cars during the event. It is expressly forbidden the circulation of team or personal cars in the race course.

Art. 18.1 – We advise each participant to take along with him the basic material and tools so he can repair simple mechanical problems, such as a puncture, as the organization staff can be far from the spot and take some time to get there. Our work is free from any costs but if any replacement part is necessary, it will be charged to the participant.

Legal provisions

Art. 19 – All participants must obey the traffic laws, since the Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek 2020 course takes place in open roads. Any disrespect towards the traffic laws results in the immediate disqualification of this edition of the race as well as future ones.

Art. 20 – The organization is not to blame for any kind of accident regarding participants, be them victims or responsible for the accident. Nor it is to blame for any kind of debts contracted by participants, before, after or during the event, or even mechanical damage or material loss that may occur with bicycles or other equipment. All participants exempt the organization of any responsibility regarding loss or deterioration of personal objects, under any circumstances.

Art. 21 – The organization has the right to make all kinds of changes it considers necessary, on the course and other matters. The organisation reserves the admission right to the Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek 2021 Image rights

Art. 22 – Reading and accepting these regulations means that all participants entitle the Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek 2021 organization to film, totally or partially, its participation in the race; they also entitle the organization to use their image in promoting the event on all kinds of media (TV, radio, press, photos, DVD, internet, posters, flyers, etc), as well as giving away completely free from charges the commercial and advertising exploitation rights of their image. The organization guarantees the full respect of laws regarding personal data.

Art. 23 – The act of registration for this event implies the full acceptance of these regulations, as well as waiving all kind of legal action against the organization of the race that could emerge from participating in the Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek 2021

Penalties

Art. 24 – Will be disqualified those who:

a) Disrespect the traffic laws. b) Disrespect instructions given by organization staff or law enforcement authorities.

c) Don't pass through control zero at the start and/or other control points along the course.

d) Don't respect the environment, by means of polluting it along the course, throwing waste or other.

e) Have their private or team car in the race, affecting it.

f) Disrespect the present regulations or the event.

Final provisions

Art. 25 – We strongly advise all participants to take a full medical exam before entering in this event. We also stress the need for an adequate eating and hydration regime before and during the race, although there are food and liquid supplies in defined points along the course.

Art. 26 –The organization will not assume any responsibility, namely indemnify the participants, or return the registration fee, in case the tour (open race) is postponed or canceled due to force majeure if the weather, environmental or safety conditions are verified extreme (eg forest fire, storms, logging, tree falls, cyclones, armed conflict, epidemics, pandemics, etc.), if these conditions are met, the test is canceled or rescheduled by the organization's decision.

Art. 27 – It is up to the organization analysing and deciding on omissions or exceptional cases.

Art. 28 – Registration and participation of individuals suspended by the use of banned substances will not be accepted.

Art. 29 - By signing up for Monção e Melgaço Granfondo by Trek 2021, I authorize Stopandgo and Bikeservice to communicate with me via sms and email for the following purposes:

payment information

participant data information

classification information

information about the test

Statement of responsibility

 

 

MONÇÃO E MELGAÇO GRANFONDO BY TREK

 

 

MONÇÃO E MELGAÇO GRANFONDO BY TREK Statement of responsibility 1. I, the undersigned, ............................................................................................................................................, holder of the identification document nº..................................................... and holder of MONÇÃO E MELGAÇO GRANFONDO BY TREK race number………………., , declare to have read and accepted the race’s Regulations. I further declare to have taken notice that this is an amateur cyclotourism/cycling event for all, without any competitive purpose, that unfolds in public roads open to traffic, accepting the resulting risks, so I agree to comply with and enforce the traffic laws as well as MONÇÃO E MELGAÇO GRANFONDO BY TREK Regulations. 2. I declare to have been given all necessary information from the organization, as well as information I asked for, concerning the inherent risks to my participation in the MONÇÃO E MELGAÇO GRANFONDO BY TREK, being fully aware that the race takes place on roads open to vehicle circulation foreign to the event with whom I may come across; that I will pass traffic interceptions open to vehicle circulation, so I agree to use the utmost care and caution crossing them; that some of the race’s course are, either by road conditions or the steep slope of the rode, dangerous and I was duly alerted by the organization to this situation as well as the risks it may cause. 3. I also declare that I will not ask any responsibilities to MONÇÃO E MELGAÇO GRANFONDO BY TREK organization or to any other entities involved in the event for any accident I may cause or be a victim and that might affect/involve other participants, organization staff or others, nor by any debts contracted by me before, during or after the ride, as well as mechanical malfunctions or losses that the bicycles or other equipment owned/used by me may suffer. I also exempt the organization for any loss or deterioration of personal belongings in any circumstance. 4. I assume that MONÇÃO E MELGAÇO GRANFONDO BY TREK organization has recommended a thorough medical check-up before joining this ride to all participants, for which I will not ask any responsibilities to the referred entity in case I suffer any kind of loss resulting from health problems that may occur after my participation in the event. I declare to fully assume any risk to my health that may come from participating in the Bragança Granfondo. Signature (as in the identification document)

 

 

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