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Cyprus Sunshine Cup 2013

Technical Guide

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1. RULES & DATES....................................................................................................................................... 2 2. CATEGORIES: ........................................................................................................................................... 2 3. INSCRIPTIONS........................................................................................................................................... 3 4. REGISTRATIONS....................................................................................................................................... 3 5. PRESS ...................................................................................................................................................... 3

1. Rules & Dates The Cyprus Sunshine Cup 2013 races are organized under the rules of UCI and the Cyprus Cycling Federation and the specific rules mentioned in this guide. The race calendar for 2013 is: • 23/2 Cyprus Sunshine Cup #1 – XCO, Voroklini, Larnaca , Class 1 • 01-03/3 Cyprus Sunshine Cup #2 – AFXENTIA Stage Race, Macheras Forest –SHC • 10/3 Cyprus Sunshine Cup #3 – Amathous, Agios Tychon, Class 1

2. Categories: For the UCI races only the following categories are allowed: Women and Men Elite: aged 19+ Other Categories in the races: • Junior Men & Junior Women 2


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U15 Boys and Girls, U17 Boys and Girls Masters 1 (31+), Masters 2 (41+), “Cycling for alL” Categories (19-30y, 31-40y, 41+y men and women) Kids Competitions U14

3. Inscriptions The participants can register using the following ways: -Online on our website www.cyclingcy.com or Email us on info@mtbcyprus.com Online inscription closes 2 days prior the race day of each race. Late registrations will have a penalty of +5 euro on the initial fee

4. Registrations Registration of the riders (with distribution of Race number plates and timing chips) can be done only at the Registration office during the office working hours: The day prior to the race from 10:00 – 13:00 and 13:30 - 16:00. For “Afxentia 2013” the race office will be open for two days prior the first day of the race. After online registration closes, each new registration is considered late registration and has a penalty of +5 euro on the initial fee. On the spot Registrations closes 2 hours before the Team Managers meeting. UCI License is kept and returned with the return of the number + chip. Please note that training will not be authorized without a number plate Riders who don’t return the timing chip after the event will be charged 80 Euro for replacement. Registration fee: 30 euro for the one-day races (CSC #1 and CSC#3) and 90 euro per rider for the stage race Participants in non – UCI races and “Cycling for all” category pay 20 euro Late registrations will have a penalty of +5 euro on the initial fee

5. Press A press office is located near each race venue. The press office will be fully equipped for online communication. Please all interested media to contact the Organizers of the Events for any information and other arrangements. Press coverage The races are covered by the Organizers’ Permanent Press officer for all international media in 3 different languages (English, German & Greek). Many other journalists and photographers are invited every year to cover the event for the media in several countries. 3


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TV coverage The organizers every year is negotiating the rights of TV broadcasting with the local TV channels. The events are covered with three or more TV cameras and is broadcasted in Cyprus. The final race in Amathous is broadcasted live on the satellite and is free to download to all interested parties. Any interested TV channels to receive the races images please contact the organizers for more information.

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7. Start List, Start Procedure, Start order Start List: Elite Men and Women start list for riders registered is drawn as follows: Winner of Last year’s Cyprus Sunshine Cup - Overall, Reigning World Champion MTB XCO (Elite and U23), last published UCI individual MTB XCO classification - ranking. Non-ranked riders will be placed after the last ranked rider on a first registered basis. For last minute registered riders rankings are not considered, they are placed after the last normally registered rider. Starting Procedure: Riders will be called in the Staging Area 20 minutes before the scheduled start time of the race. Staging will begin 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the race. Riders will be lined up as described in the Start Order above. Eight riders will be placed on each line (might change by decision of the President of the Commissaires' Panel). The rider him/herself can decide his/her position on the line. Once the riders are lined up, warm-up (by rollers, turbo trainer etc.) is excluded inside or outside the start area. The start will be given by the Start Commissaire using the following procedure: Announcements at 3, 2, 1 minutes and 30 seconds before the start, then a final announcement that the start will be given within the next 15 seconds. The President of the republic of Cyprus or the President of the Republic of Cyprus Parliament will be invited to give the Start on the last stage. A starting pistol, whistle or horn will be used to give the start. The Start Commissaire will be in sole control of the public address system from three minutes before the start until the start has been given.

9. Technical Assistance Technical assistance during the races is permitted subject to the conditions below: Authorized technical assistance during a race consists of repairs to or the replacement of any part of the bicycle other than the frame. Bike changes are not permitted and the rider must cross the finishing line with the same handlebar number plate that he / she had at the start. Technical assistance shall only be given in the feed/technical assistance zones. Spare equipment and tools for repairs must be kept in these zones. Repairs and equipment changes can be carried out by the rider himself or with the help of a teammate, team mechanic or neutral technical assistance. Small items such as an inner tube or a small tool may be handed up from the feed/technical assistance zones.

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All people inside the Feed/Technical assistance zone must have on them in a visible place a Feed/Technical Assistance zone pass. People without a pass will be removed from the Feed/Technical Assistance zone. Passes will be handed during the Team Managers’ meeting under the supervision of the President of the Commissaires panel (1 pass for every 3 riders for each Feed/Technical Assistance zone) In addition to technical assistance in feed zones, technical assistance is permitted outside these zones only between riders who are members of the same UCI MTB team or of the same national team (if riders are registered in the race as part of the National team). Riders may carry tools and spare parts provided that these do not involve any danger to the rider himself or the other competitors. Any changes to UCI regulations regarding feed/technical assistance will be applied to the above,

10. Team Managers Meetings Each team shall designate a Team Manager who shall represent the team during the Cyprus Sunshine Cup and at the team managers meeting. Any contact with the teams will be made through the team manager. Riders racing without a team can represent themselves or can assign a person to represent them. This must be specified during their registration. Aim At the team managers meeting the President of the Commissaires panel and the Organizer will inform the participants on all the latest race information and last minute changes. Start Lists will be handed out. Feed/Technical assistance zone passes will be handed out (1 pass for every 3 riders for each Feed/Technical Assistance zone).

In order to be informed about the latest information it is essential for team managers to attend the team managers meeting. 11. Race Clothing Race Leader, Cyprus Sunshine Cup 2013 series leader, World Champion, National Champions must participate wearing the jersey identifying their title. National team members must participate wearing their National team jersey. Race Leader Jerseys will be presented to the Race Leaders (Women and Men Elite) 6


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during the awards ceremony after each race / stage. National and UCI MTB teams are encouraged to provide the organizer in advance with the desired Team and Sponsors logos to ensure that the Race Leader jerseys will be prepared for race day with the correct logos.

12. Program Cyprus Sunshine Cup #1 – Voroklini Class 1

22/2/2013 09:00 - 16:00 Inscriptions / Registrations in Voroklini village center 10:00 - 16:00 Unofficial Training 18:00 - 18:15 Technical Meeting at Voroklini Community Council Building 23/2/2013 09:30 Start of Cadets, juniors and Masters Categories 11:30 Start of Men Elite and Women Elite categories 13:30 Award Ceremonies for all races

Cyprus Sunshine Cup #2 – “AFXENTIA 2013” - SHC 27/2/2013 10:00 -13:00 & 13:30 - 16:00

Inscriptions / Registrations near the Start / Finish area

28/2/2013 10:00 -13:00 & 13:30 - 16:00 Inscriptions / Registrations near the Start / Finish area 10:00 - 16:00 Unofficial Training in all three courses of the stage race. 18:00 - 18:15 Technical Meeting 01/3/2013 13:00 14:00 15:45

Time Trial. The race course is 5.6 km long (full lap of the XCO) Start of Juniors and Masters Start of Women Elite and Men Elite categories Award Ceremonies for all races

02/3/2013 11:00 11:20 14:00

XC Point to Point Start for Men Elite Start for Women Elite, Juniors, Masters and Cycling for All Categories Award Ceremonies for all races

03/3/2013 10:00 10:15 12:00 12:30 15:00

XCO Start of Women Elite, Juniors and Masters Categories Start of the “Kids” Competition Start of Men Elite category Award Ceremonies for Juniors, Masters and Kids races Award Ceremonies for Men and Women Elite categories

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Cyprus Sunshine Cup #3 – Amathous Class 1

9/3/2013 09:00 - 16:00 Inscriptions / Registrations (place to be confirmed) 10:00 - 16:00 Unofficial Training 18:00 - 18:15 Technical Meeting (place to be confirmed) 10/3/2013 10:15 Start of Women Elite, Juniors and Masters Categories 12:15 Start of Men Elite category 14:15 Award Ceremonies for all races

13. Ceremonies The following procedure apply to the award ceremonies: Procedure for Cyprus Sunshine Cup #1 & #3 Within 20 minutes following the Finish of the top five riders in the Elite Categories (unless otherwise mentioned in the race program or team managers meeting), the top five riders must be ready for the award ceremony. Also the Overall Classification leaders shall be ready for the award ceremony that will be conducted under the supervision of the President of the Commissaires Panel. Riders shall appear in racing attire, wearing their Team Racing outfit, until the official ceremony concludes. World Champion and National Champions must wear their jersey identifying their title. Procedure for Cyprus Sunshine Cup #2 – Afxentia 2013 Within 15 minutes following the Finish of the top three riders (unless otherwise mentioned in the race program or team managers meeting), the Stage winner, the second and the third placed riders shall be ready for the award ceremony that will be conducted under the supervision of the President of the Commissaires Panel. Within 20 minutes following the Finish of the top three riders of stages 2 and 3 (unless otherwise mentioned in the race program or team managers meeting), the General Classification leaders shall be ready for the award ceremony that will be conducted under the supervision of the President of the Commissaires Panel. Within 25 minutes following the end of Stage 3 (unless otherwise mentioned in the race program or team managers meeting), the Stage Race winners together with riders placed 2-5 in the final General Classification shall be ready for the award ceremony that will be conducted under the supervision of the President of the Commissaires Panel. Riders shall appear in racing attire, wearing their Team Racing outfit, until the official ceremony concludes. 8


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World Champion and National Champions must wear their jersey identifying their title.

14. Prize Money According to the UCI Financial Obligations (Europe 2): MTB Stage race HC Europe 2 Prize Money (Europe 2) - 60% of UCI Table

15. Description of the courses Cyprus Sunshine Cup #1 – Voroklini This course is mainly on forest road and some technical sections. The surface of the course is hard clay and there are some parts with rocks. At the start loop riders ride anti-clockwise. After the first 200m there is a wide left turn leading in the first ascent of the start loop. After ascending for about 200m there is a sharp left turn taking you In the second uphill on a dirt / forest road. When you reach the top there is a plateau for 500m, which leads to, the next sharp left turn on a tarmac road going downhill to the start area. After you pass the start line you enter the start loop again and when you ride on the plateau for second time there is a right turn entering the tarmac road heading uphill. After 200m you are already in the normal lap starting to ride the course on clockwise direction. From here you head to the top of the course that is at 2km from the start line (normal course). It is followed by the first single trail downhill. On 2,45km is the Feed/ technical zone 1. After that you ride a fast section you enter the second technical section that is 600m long. Just 1km before the finish you the last climb and the last single trail of the course. Feed / Technical zone 2 is 200m before the finish line. View the course online in Garmin Connect and download GPS and Google Earth files: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/68384985 Cyprus Sunshine Cup #2 – AFXENTIA Stage race The event takes place in two different courses. One course of 5.6km is used for the 1 st and 3rd stages and a separate course of 41km for the Men Elite and 32km for the Women Elite is used for the 2nd stage. Course for the Time Trial and XCO races (stages 1 & 3): The course which was rebuild almost from scratch and was first introduced in the 2011 race, consists of singletrack and forest roads. It has the form of a loop inside another loop using a bridge specially built for the race to connect the two loops. The start finish area is located at the “Mantra tou Kampiou” picnic area. Each lap is 5.6 km long and the total ascend per lap is 217m. 9


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For the 1st stage, the time trial, the riders will do one complete lap of the course. For the 3rd stage, the XCO race, the riders will complete a start loop of 4km on forest roads before they enter in the normal lap. Immediately after the start area the course enters in singletrack for a short climb before descending into newly build singletrack which climbs for approximately 2 minutes. The climb continues for a further 1 minute using dirt and fire roads to reach the 1 st technical downhill section. The first Feed / Technical Assistance zone is located immediately after the 1st technical downhill section. Then the course slightly ascends through dirt and fire roads before entering also newly build singletrack which take the riders to the 2nd technical downhill section. Being at the lowest point of the course which is also the middle of the course, the riders take the longest dirt road of the course, with a length of 1,5 km, to climb back to the “Mantra tou Kampiou” area. Right before they pass under the bridge the riders go through the second Feed / Technical Assistance zone. After exiting the picnic area the riders will climb through fire roads, dirt roads and newly build singletrack to the highest point of the course which is located approximately 600m before the finish, before descending through the 3 rd technical downhill section and a steep fire road to reach a spectacular passing over the bridge and enter the finish straight which is about 80m long. View the course online in Garmin Connect and download GPS and Google Earth files: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/63662360 Course for the Point to Point race (Stage 2) The course starts in the middle of Kapedes village. The first 3-4 km are held on an uphill tarmac road. The riders will do a ceremonial start and will be accompanied by cars at a slow pace for the first kilometer of the race. Cars will leave at the small round-about at the exit of Kapedes village. The riders will enter the dirt roads at the “Mantra tou Kampiou” pic-nic area. The most of the course is on forest roads and two sections of singletrack. The first 20km are on a wavy course until they enter the first sigletrack. The first singletrack is 7km long mainly uphill with several sections for passing. As the riders exit the singletrack they are entering a tarmac road for 1,5km which takes them to the entrance of the downhill singletrack of 6kms. American rider Adam Craig was heard commenting about this singletrack: “If I had a third thumb I give it three thumbs up!” Exiting the section they have just 6 km remaining for the finish line on a forest road. The stage has a total ascent of 1471m. 10


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View the course online in Garmin Connect and download GPS and Google Earth files: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/41317264 Cyprus Sunshine Cup #3 – Amathous The start is just next to the ruins of the Ancient site of Amathous. The start loop is on a wide tarmac & dirt road and is going around the Acropolis hill next to the ruins. After the start loop you cross via a tunnel under the main road and you ride on the wooden path along the beach. After 1,2km on the normal lap you enter the dirt road and the first uphill singletrail. As you exit the trail after 500m you ride next and on the bottom of the hill on a wide trail which is leading to the first feeding / technical zone on km 3. After this you have a downhill single trail that takes you over the starting area to enter the last and longest climb of the course. This climb is 700m long and takes you to the highest point of the course. Through nice / twisting single trails you go down to the finish line to complete the lap. Second feed zone is immediately after the start of the lap. View the course online in Garmin Connect and download GPS and Google Earth files: http://connect.garmin.com/player/22483498

16. Contact Information If you need further information about the Cyprus Sunshine Cup 2012 #2 – Afxentia 2013 stage race please contact the Organizers: MH BikinCyprus Thermopylon 20, Apt 7, 2007, Nicosia Cyprus T: +35799694900 info@mtbcyprus.com www.cyclingcy.com

17. Accommodation Every year the Organizer in cooperation with the Accommodation Partner offer very low prices for the participants of Cyprus Sunshine Cup. For More information and bookings please visit http://www.directcyprus.com/

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19. Team Space booking The Organizer will provide upon request a Tent (3x3m or 3x6m) for a small fee. All requests for tent bookings must be finalized until the 15th February 2013

20. Accommodation and other services for Training Camps. “Bikers’ Village” in Limassol As Cyprus is becoming a gathering place for many bikers at the beginning of the year, we are continuing in 2013 what we first launched in 2010, the “Bikers’ Village” concept in the area of Limassol. Limassol is an ideal destination for the participants to stay and combine their racing with a training camp. We have organized it in such a way that all of the riders will have the concentration they need for their training on the one hand, but also fun and joy on the other hand during their stay and train in Cyprus. For sure will be no problem to find a training group or company during your stay here. Most of the riders will be in located in the "village", so will be easy to organize training meetings or even coffee meetings while not on the bike!

Bikers Village will also include: • • • •

Organized “Bike service center” in the central hotel Free Internet wi-fi connection to most of the Hotels, Bike rooms in the hotels "Start of the Season Party"

Discounts in many restaurants cafeterias and pubs in the "Village"

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22. Maps Map and profile of Cyprus Sunshine Cup 1 in Voroklini

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Maps and profile for Cyprus Sunshine Cup #2 – Afxentia 2013 Course Map for stages 1 & 3:

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http://connect.garmin.com/activity/63662360 Course Map for Stage 2:

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http://connect.garmin.com/activity/41317264

Altitude charts Altitude chart for stages 1 & 3

Altitude chart for stage 2 Men Elite:

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Women Elite:

To find your way to the Start area of Cyprus Sunshine Cup #2 – Afxentia stage race please visit www.geomatic.com.cy

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Cyprus Sunshine Cup #3 Amathous

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