MÊDA 100 MARATHON 2019

THE RACE

The 2019 edition of the MEDA100 PORTUGAL RACE UCI Marathon Series will take place on 26th and 27th October.

It is an XCM race, organized by Mozinho Aventura, in partnership with the Municipality of Mêda, integrated in the UCI Marathon Series calendar and held in the municipality of Mêda, Douro Interior and Beira Alta region, inserted in an area with natural landscapes, of historical and touristic interest, considered a world heritage, where athletes and their companions can enjoy magnificent natural and cultural resources, such as the two valuable medieval castles of Marialva and Longroiva and the historic village of Casteição.

The MEDA100 PORTUGAL RACE is a UCI C3 Race race, where athletes, with 19 years of age or older, of all categories, with high competition UCI license, can score for the UCI ranking and fight for the overall standings and prize money.

The 2019 edition of the MEDA100 PORTUGAL RACE will also feature an OPEN race, exclusively reserved for all those who are 19 years of age or older and do not have a competition license issued by a UCI-affiliated national federation.

The MEDA100 UCI Marathon Series 2019 is a one-stage race on October 27: 

UCI Men Race: 95.2 kms 

UCI Women Race: 79.5 kms 

OPEN MARATHON M/F: 79.5 kms

OPEN HALF-MARATHON: 46.6 km      

Introduction 

1.1. It is an official Cross Country Marathon (XCM) UCI C3 race. 

1.2. The race will take place on October 27, 2019. 

1.3. It takes place in the municipality of Mêda, Beira Alta, Portugal.      

Registrations 

2.1. Registration of all riders is made at www.stopandgo.pt.

2.2. Registration will close on October 20th, 2019 at 23:59. 

2.3. Athletes participating in the UCI Race strand must have a high competition sports license validated by a national federation and approved by UCI. 

2.4. Bicycle rider licenses will not be accepted, nor licenses of any sport other than in the OPEN category. 

2.5. Athletes competing in the UCI Women and UCI Men categories compete to score UCI points and cash prizes. 

2.6. All participants must be at least 19 years old by December 31, 2019. 

2.7. Registration fees are: 

UCI MEN / WOMEN: € 12.50 

 

OPEN M / F: 12,50 € 

2.8. Registration includes:      

The right to participate in the race;     

 

Registration gifts;     

 

Number;     

 

Time control chip;     

 

Solid and liquid supplies;     

 

Medical assistance on and off course;     

 

Bicycle washing;     

 

Sports insurance for OPEN M / F Category participants 

2.9. In the event of non-attendance, disqualification or withdrawal from the competition, the registration fee will not be refunded, either partially or totally, the same if, by decision of the college of commissioners, the race is neutralized or altered in its course. 

2.10. IMPORTANT: According to the regulations of the Portuguese Cycling Federation, UVP-FPC, foreign participating athletes, must present to the Commissioners a written authorization from their Federation proving the validity of their insurance on national territory.

Race Office
 
3.1. The race Office will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 15.00 until 19.30, and will also be open on October 27, 2019, between 7:30 and 8:30, at the Municipal Swimming Pools of city of Meda.
 

3.2. The back number will be allocated, respecting the latest update of the UCI ranking and the Portuguese Cup Elite ranking XCM UVP-FPC, participants from other categories will be integrated after the elite athletes and finally according to the order of registration, with this precedence.

4. Team Meeting

 

4.1. A team meeting will be held on Saturday, October 26, at 7.30 pm, at Mêda Municipal Pools, where the team directors will be welcomed and will be informed of the details of the race or the announcement of some changes. unexpected or last-minute implementation.

4.2. All changes will be communicated in proper place / placard. Each participant has the responsibility and obligation to stay informed. The official site will also have its own place, where this information will be published in a timely manner.

5. Race procedure

5.1. The competition follows the general UCI rules and the UCI’s specific mountain bike regulations.

5.2. After the race and at 17:30, latest, the results, will be released on the official website and news board.

5.3. The race will have a mass start.

5.4. The start grid opens thirty (30) minutes before the starting time.

5.5. There are different start grids according to UCI rankings and diferente categories.

5.6. Five (5) minutes before the start time, the access to the start grid is banned, being placed at the back of the starting grid.

5.7. No participant is allowed to start once the official start has been given, unless a Commissaire allows it. Participants starting after that time shall be considered DNS (Did Not Start).
 

5.8. Each way point, cross section, feed/aid station, start and finish have a maximum time allowance, at which the service will be closed. Participants must ride inside this time period to avoid being disqualified. The time to reach these points is announced in the competition’s road book.

5.9. Any unlawful aid will mean the participant’s disqualification.

5.10. Participants that are no longer officially classified can continue taking part in the event in a recreative way, provided they do not influence on the development of the competition. Not obeying this rule leads to the expulsion of the race, without the chance of continuing.

6. Neutralised start

6.1. For security reasons the start of the race can be neutralised. The Course Director leads the participants on an official race vehicle. Once the stage is started by the Course Director the participants must start racing.

6.2. Once the official race vehicle has reached the end of the neutralized stretch, it will stop aside and indicate the end of the neutralization.
6.3. During the neutralized start it is banned to overtake the Course Director’s vehicle.

7. Neutralized finish


7.1. For security reasons, the finish line can be advanced before reaching an asphalt stretch. If this is so, a time period will be set to complete the distance from the finish line to the paddock.

8. Road book

8.1. The race has a road book detailing the distance, altitude, type of trail, way points, cross sections, feed/aid stations and time closure for each service.

8.2. The road book also reports if the start or finish is neutralized, the distance of the neutralized stretch and the time allowance between the finish line and the paddock, if the stage has a neutralized finish.

8.3. This road book is purely informative and is not required to follow the race.

9. Tracks

9.1. The competition will be raced in one day:
XCM – 20th May 2018: Mêda-Mêda

9.2. The route is properly marked with signs, especially at trouble spots, such as cross sections, road crossings or streets.

9.3. The route is open to traffic but properly under control. The participants must obey the traffic authorities’ indications and ride with caution. On Portuguese public roads, cyclists must remain on the shoulder of the right lane. It is recommendable to stay on the right hand side on dirt roads.

9.4. The route includes demanding climbs and technical downhill sections. It is the participant’s responsibility to decide if it is rideable. The organization is not responsible for accidents concerning each participant’s skills or fitness level.

9.5. During the route there is one kind of control: way points (CP).

9.6. At the way points a Commissaire scores the participant’s number plate and time.

9.7. Skipping a way point leads to disqualification.

9.8. Not following the indications of a cross section leads to disqualification.

9.9. Abandoning the route set by the organization leads to disqualification.

10. Feed Zones

10.1. Feed and aid zones are properly sign posted all throughout the route. These have everything necessary to cover the participants’ food and hydration needs during all the stages.

10.2. Feed zone match team’s aid stations.

11. Marking

11.1. The course is marked with arrows. It does not require any electronic device to be followed.

11.2. Every ten kilometers, the distance to the finish line is indicated. The last five kilometers to the finish line are also indicated.

11.3. The Commissaires, Course Director and Race Director may decide that a stretch of the route is unrideable and impossible to clear, the route can be diverted through the points foreseen by the organization.

11.4. If it is not possible, the finishing time is taken where the last timing control is placed.

12. Withdrawing

12.1. A participant who withdraws must report it to the organization as soon as possible.

12.2. Not reporting a withdrawal leads to the expulsion from the competition.

12.3. In case of an accident or an emergency, and bearing in mind the participants’ safety, the organization has the right to withdraw a participant from the competition.

13. Results

13.1. As classificações and results finais will be established for each participant, according to how much time they spend to fullfill the race and the add of possible penalizations.

13.2. There will be a final scratch classification for the UCI Men and UCI Women categories, which included all participants with a UVP / FPC license or a qualifying federation affiliated to the UCI. 

13.3. OPEN and HALF OPEN categories overall classifications will not interfere in the UCI races classifications and in the teams overall.

13.4. The Teams Overall will only consider reults among the riderss in the UCI Men and UCI Women categories according to the scratch classification of these categories.

13.5. All participants carry a disposable chip to register their times and be able to keep track of them. The Commissaries must approve these times in order for the results to be considered valid.

14. Awards
14.1. There will be an award ceremony for each category.

14.1.1. IMPORTANT: Absence not justified in Protocolary Ceremony will lead to the loss of monetary trophies and awards.

14.2. Prize List

UCI MEN

 

UCI WOMEN

400

+ TROFÉU

 

400

+ TROFÉU

250

+ TROFÉU

 

250

+ TROFÉU

200

+ TROFÉU

 

200

+ TROFÉU

150

+ TROFÉU

 

150

+ TROFÉU

130

+ TROFÉU

 

130

+ TROFÉU

120

+ MEDALHA

 

120

+ MEDALHA

110

+ MEDALHA

 

110

+ MEDALHA

100

+ MEDALHA

 

100

+ MEDALHA

90

+ MEDALHA

 

90

+ MEDALHA

10º

80

+ MEDALHA

 

10º

80

+ MEDALHA

11º

70

+ MEDALHA

 

11º

70

+ MEDALHA

12º

65

+ MEDALHA

 

12º

65

+ MEDALHA

13º

60

+ MEDALHA

 

13º

60

+ MEDALHA

14º

55

+ MEDALHA

 

14º

55

+ MEDALHA

15º

50

+ MEDALHA

 

15º

50

+ MEDALHA

OPEN M/W                                                          HALF OPEN M/W

1º         TROFÉU                                                 1º      TROFÉU   

2º         TROFÉU                                                 2º      TROFÉU   

3º         TROFÉU                                                 3º      TROFÉU   

4º         TROFÉU                                                 4º      TROFÉU

5º         TROFÉU                                                 5º      TROFÉU

6º         MEDALHA                                               6º      TROFÉU

7º         MEDALHA                                               7º      TROFÉU

8º         MEDALHA                                               8º      TROFÉU

9º         MEDALHA                                               9º      TROFÉU

10º       MEDALHA                                               10º    TROFÉU

 

TEAMS Men/Women

1º         TROFÉU

2º         TROFÉU

3º         TROFÉU

 

14.3. Participants who carry prize money must fill-in and submit at the Race Office all the documentation requested by the organization before Sunday 289th of October 2019 at 18:00. If this is not so, the organization understands that the participant refuses to perceive the corresponding prize money.

15. Bicycle

15.1. The bicycle must satisfy the UCI regulations, both technical characteristics and security measures.

15.2. Participants are not allowed to change their bicycle during the stage.
15.3. Tandem bicycles are not permitted.

16. Equipment

16.1. It is compulsory to compete with the number plate and number held out by the organization. The number plate must be properly placed on the front of the bicycle and on the participant’s back. Both must be clearly visible and cannot be modified. The electronic timing control device cannot be modified and must be placed where the organization indicates it.

16.2. For security reasons, it is recommended to carry a mobile phone.

16.3. The organization is not responsible for any items lost along the route or left behind in the course of the event by any participant.

16.4. The organization is not responsible for any bicycle’s breakdowns or repairs that might happen in the course of the event.

17. Sport and nature

17.1. Our sport, mountain biking, is a competition or leisure activity that takes place in nature and its impact in this environment is a responsibility for all the participants and sport organizers. Participants are requested not to litter along the route, to be respectful with the environment (not riding outside the trails, not taking short cuts that damage the vegetation), being careful with animals, not leaving behind any spare parts, etc.

17.2. The Commissaires have the right to disqualify any participant that does not respect the environment or the private properties that are crossed during the race, expelling it from the competition without any possibility to continue taking part in it.

18. Final Considerations

28.1. Any participant can be subjected to an official antidoping test following the UCI rules.

18.2. All participants must be respectful with the other riders, Commissaries, members of the organization, media and spectators.

18.3. The Commissaries have the right to disqualify any participant that does not respect these considerations, expelling him/her from the competition without any possibility to continue taking part in it.

18.4. All participants assign their image rights to the organization, being able to use any photograph or video where they appear.

18.5. The organization is not responsible for the expenses nor debts that the participants might incur in the course of the event.

18.6. If necessary and under major circumstances, the organization has the right without previous notice and in order to guarantee the event’s proper development and safety (participants, Commissaries, staff, etc.), to delay a start time, alter its schedule, and/or modify or cancel the race.

19. Claims
19.1. Claims must be formally presented to the Commissaries and processed by these following the UCI regulations.

REGISTRATION FOR MEDA100MARATHON WMS 2019 INVOLVES ACCEPTING AND ACCOMPLISHING
THESE REGULATIONS. IT ALSO IMPLIES THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE DATA PROTECTION LAW AND THE CANCELATION POLICY.

The 2019 edition of the MEDA100 PORTUGAL RACE UCI Marathon Series will take place on 26 and 27 October.

 

It is an XCM race, organized by Mozinho Aventura, in partnership with the Municipality of Mêda, integrated in the UCI Marathon Series calendar and held in the municipality of Mêda, Douro Interior and Beira Alta region, inserted in an area with natural landscapes, of historical and touristic interest, considered a world heritage, where athletes and their companions can enjoy magnificent natural and cultural resources, such as the two valuable medieval castles of Marialva and Longroiva and the historic village of Casteição.

 

The MEDA100 PORTUGAL RACE is a UCI C3 Race race, where athletes, with 19 years of age or older, of all categories, with high competition UCI license, can score for the UCI ranking and fight for the overall standings and prize money.

 

The 2019 edition of the MEDA100 PORTUGAL RACE will also feature an OPEN race, exclusively reserved for all those who are 19 years of age or older and do not have a competition license issued by a UCI-affiliated national federation or for those who have a cycling license. / betetist.

 

The MEDA100 UCI Marathon Series 2019 is a one-stage race on October 27: