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Technical Guide  

 

CYPRUS  SUNSHINE  CUP  #2   -­‐  AFXENTIA  2012    

TECHNICAL GUIDE  

   

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1. HISTORY  OF  THE  RACE.................................................................................................................................................. 3   3.  RULES ............................................................................................................................................................................ 3   4.  CATEGORIES:................................................................................................................................................................. 4   5.  INSCRIPTIONS ................................................................................................................................................................ 4   6.  REGISTRATION .............................................................................................................................................................. 4   9.  TECHNICAL  ASSISTANCE ............................................................................................................................................... 6   10.  TEAM  MANAGERS  MEETING .................................................................................................................................... 7   11.  RACE  CLOTHING ......................................................................................................................................................... 8   12.  PROGRAM................................................................................................................................................................... 8   13.  CEREMONIES .............................................................................................................................................................. 8   14.  PRIZE  MONEY............................................................................................................................................................. 9   15.  DESCRIPTION  OF  THE  COURSES .............................................................................................................................. 10   16.  CONTACT  INFORMATION ........................................................................................................................................ 11   17.  ACCOMMODATION ................................................................................................................................................. 12   19.  TEAM  SPACE  BOOKING ........................................................................................................................................... 12   20.  ACCOMMODATION  AND  OTHER  SERVICES  FOR  TRAINING  CAMPS. ..................................................................... 12   “BIKERS’  VILLAGE”  IN  LIMASSOL .................................................................................................................................. 12   21.  CAR  RENTAL ............................................................................................................................................................. 13   22.  MAPS ....................................................................................................................................................................... 14   COURSE  MAP  FOR  STAGES  1  &  3: ................................................................................................................................ 14   23.  HOSPITALS  NEAR  THE  VENUE.................................................................................................................................. 19  

                                       

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1. History  of  the  Race   Afxentia  Stage  race  has  been  organized  for  the  past  16  years  as  a  UCI  Race,  which  makes   it   one   of   the   oldest,   if   not   the   oldest   existing   stage   race   in   Europe.   It   is   organized   in   honor  of  the  National  hero  Grigoris  Afxentiou  who  died  in  the  area  of  Macheras  Forest   in  1957,  during  the  fight  for  freedom  in  1955-­‐1959.       The  race  is  a  useful  test  for  many  Elite  riders,  where  they  can  find  high-­‐level  competition   and  top-­‐level  courses  that  will  challenge  them  to  a  last  check  of  their  performance  after   their  winter  preparation.  Many  riders  have  said  that  “If  you  can  complete  the  Afxentia   Stage  race,  then  your  season  starts  good”     The  number  of  participants  steadily  increased  from  the  first  days  that  it  was  organized   and  in  2010  more  than  100  Elite  riders  from  26  countries  all  over  the  world  stood  on  the   start  line!     Macheras  Forest  is  under  the  authority  of  the  Cyprus  Forestry  Department  and  is  one  of   the   most   beautiful   areas   in   the   island   the   year   round.   The   entire   area   has   been   nominated   as   a   "NATURA   2000"   site   and   as   such   it   is   protected   so   there   will   be   no   interference  of  the  races  courses  with  any  construction  projects.  The  biggest  part  of  the   race  (app.  98%  )  takes  place  in  forest  roads  and  single  trails,  something  that  makes  it  a   pure   mountain   bike   race   for   the   riders.   In   the   entire   route   there   is   only   a   part   of   1,5   km   on  which  the  riders  roll  over  on  asphalt  road.  This  gives  the  organizers  the  freedom  to   plan   for   many   years   ahead   to   improve   the   standard   of   the   race   and   open   it   to   many   more  participants  from  the  Cycling  for  all  categories.       The  choice  of  many  riders  to  participate  in  the  Afxentia  stage  race  comes  undoubtedly   by  the  uniqueness  of  the  route  and  the  landscape  as  well  the  format  of  the  race.  Three   days,   three   stages   full   of   action   and   a   great   challenge   for   performance!   Many   well   known   riders   have   take   part   in   the   past   in   this   event   including   Jaroslav   Kulhavy,   Bart   Brentjens,   Alban   Lakata,   Adam   Craig,   Maarten   Tjallingii,   Horgan-­‐   Kobelsky   Jeremy,   Frederik  Kessiakof,  Oli  Beckingsale,  Al  Thijs,  Marc  Hanish,  Lene  Byberg,  Annika  Langvad,     Sabine  Spitz,  Irina  Kalantieva,  Irmiger  Heather,  Petra  Henzi  and  many  more.            

3. Rules   The   Cyprus   Sunshine   Cup   #2   -­‐   AFXENTIA   2012   stage   race   is   organized   under   the   rules   of   UCI  and  the  Cyprus  Cycling  Federation  and  the  specific  rules  mentioned  in  this  guide.     The  race  will  be  held  from  the  24th  until  the  26th  of  February  2012  inside  the  Macheras   forest.  

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4. Categories:     For  the  Afxentia  Stage  race  only  the  following  categories  are  allowed:     UCI:  Women  and  Men  Elite:  aged  19+  (born  before1994)     Other  races:   • Junior  Men  Stage  race     • National  Cup  XCO  race:  U15  Boys  and  Girls,  U17  Boys  and  Girls  (only  on  26th  Feb)     • Junior  Women,  Masters  1  (31+),  Masters  2  (41+),  OPEN  (Cycling  for  all  Event)     • Macheras  Marathon  (Cycling  for  all  Event)   • Kids  Competition  U14      

5. Inscriptions   The  participants  can  register  using  the  following  ways:   -­‐Online,  Email,  Fax.  Online  inscription  closes  22nd  February  2012  

6. Registration   Registration  of  the  riders  (with  distribution  of  Race  number  plates  and  timing  chips)  can   be  done  only  at  the  Registration  office  during  the  following  working  hours:     22  &  23  February  2012:  10:00  –  13:00  and  13:30  -­‐  16:00   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:  90  euros  per  rider  for  the  stage  race   Participants  in  one  day  events  20  euros   The  Registration  office  will  be  located  in  Kapedes  Village  3kms  from  the  Start  /  Finish     Area  next  to  the  Community  Council  office.      

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For directions  on  how  to  get  there  please  visit  http://tinyurl.com/kapedes

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  #2-­‐  AFXENTIA,  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.       Start  Order:   Stage  1  (XCT):  Riders  start  in  one-­‐minute  intervals.  Elite  Women  Start  first  followed  by   Elite  Men.     Stage   2   (XCP):   Staging   as   follows:   Race   Leader   first   to   be   called   followed   by   Reigning   World  Champion  (Elite  and  U23).  Rest  of  riders  are  staged  based  on  Stage  1  results.   Stage   3   (XCO):   Staging   as   follows:   Race   Leader   first   to   be   called   followed   by   Reigning   World   Champion   (Elite   and   U23).   Rest   of   riders   are   staged   based   on   so   far   General   Classification.      

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Starting Procedure:   Stage  1  (XCT):     Start  order  will  be  announced  at  the  Team  Managers  meeting.  Riders  should  be  present   near  the  start  line  15  minutes  before  their  start  time.  Riders  will  be  called  and  should  be   present  in  the  Staging  area  (or  start  preparation  area)  5  minutes  before  their  start  time.     Stage  2  (XCP)  &  3  (XCO):   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  race  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.     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)  

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The  Organizer  will  provide  Neutral  Technical  assistance.     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,   Transportation  to  feed  /  tech  zones   For  the  second  stage  (XCP)  there  will  be  a  leading  car  for  the  1st  and  2nd  zones   Feed/Tech  zone  1:  Departure  of  the  cars,  30  mins  before  first  start  (4X4  car  required).   No  car  is  allowed  to  leave  the  zone  before  the  last  rider  passes.     Feed/Tech  zone  2:  Departure  of  the  cars,  5  mins  after  the  first  start.    

10. Team  Managers  Meeting   Each   team   shall   designate   a   Team   Manager   who   shall   represent   the   team   during   the   Cyprus  Sunshine  Cup  #2  -­‐  Afxentia  2012  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.     The   Team   Managers   Meeting   will   take   place   in   Kapedes   Village   Community   Council   office,  3kms  from  the  Start/Finish  Area.   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   and   Stage   1   Start   Order   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.    

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11. Race  Clothing   Race   Leader,   Cyprus   Sunshine   Cup   2012   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)   during   the   awards   ceremony   after   each   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     22/2/2012   10:00  -­‐13:00  &  13:30  -­‐  16:00     Inscriptions  /  Registrations  near  the  Start  /  Finish  area     23/2/2012   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       24/2/2012   Time  Trial.  The  race  course  is  5.6  km  long  (full  lap  of  the  XCO)   13:00     Start  of  Juniors  and  Masters     14:00     Start  of  Women  Elite  and  Men  Elite  categories   15:45     Award  Ceremonies  for  all  races     25/2/2012   XC  Point  to  Point   11:00   Start  for  Men  Elite   11:20   Start  for  Women  Elite,  Juniors,  Masters  and  Cycling  for  All  Categories   14:00   Award  Ceremonies  for  all  races         26/2/2012   XCO     10:00     Start  of  Women  Elite,  Juniors  and  Masters  Categories   10:15     Start  of  the  “Kids”  Competition     12:00     Start  of  Men  Elite  category   12:30     Award  Ceremonies  for  Juniors,  Masters  and  Kids  races   15:00     Award  Ceremonies  for  Men  and  Women  Elite  categories  

13. Ceremonies   The  following  points  apply  to  the  award  ceremonies:   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.    

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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.   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     General  Classification:       Class   HC   prize   money   one-­‐day   race   +     50%     Elite   Per  Stage:     Places   Elite  Men   Women   As  per  Class  2  one-­‐day  races   €     1st   €  837.00   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th  

1,080.00 €  837.00   €  598.50   €  477.00   €  360.00   €  297.00   €  238.50   €  180.00   €  148.50   €  117.00   €  90.00   €  72.00   €  58.50   €  58.50   €  58.50  

€ 598.50   €  418.50   €  297.00   €  180.00   €  148.50   €  117.00   €  90.00   €  72.00   €  58.50            

Total

€ 4,671  

€ 2,817  

Total Prize  Money  for  General   Classification:  €7,488    

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Places

Elite Men  

1st 2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th   Total  

€ 180   €  138   €  99   €  78   €  63   €  54   €  48   €  39   €  33   €  27   €  18   €  18   €  18   €  18   €  18   €  849  

Elite Women   €  159   €  120   €  78   €  60   €  39   €  30   €  18   €  18   €  18   €  18             €  558  


Cyprus Sunshine  Cup  2012  #2  -­‐  Afxentia  2012   Total  Prize  Money  for  each  stage:   €1,407    

Technical Guide   Total  Prize  money  for  all  Stages:  €4,221    

Total  Cyprus  Sunshine  Cup  #2  –  Afxentia  2012  Prize  Money:  €11,709.00     All   participants   may   also   benefit   of   the   Overall   Classification   of   Cyprus   Sunshine   Cup   series  that  takes  part  the  week  before  and  the  week  after  the  Afxentia  Stage  race.      

15. Description  of  the  courses     The  event  takes  place  in  two  different  courses.  One  course  of  5.6km  is  used  for  the  1st   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.       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  1st  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  

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before the   finish,   before   descending   through   the   3rd   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.       View  the  course  online  in  Garmin  Connect  and  download  GPS  and  Google  Earth  files:   http://connect.garmin.com/activity/41317264      

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

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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/  

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  2012      

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  2012  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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21. Car  rental     As   in   the   past   three   years,   in   2012   we   are   teaming   up   once   again   with   Astra,   the   largest   car  rental  company  in  Cyprus,  to  offer  the  participants  of  the  Cyprus  Sunshine  Cup  series   the  best  car  rental  options.   Together   with   ASTRA   we   offer   to   the   participants   of   the   Cyprus   Sunshine   Cup   series   the   best   car   rental   options   in   competitive   prices.   For   more   info   please   visit   www.cyclingcy.com    

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22. Maps     Course  Map  for  stages  1  &  3:    

View the  course  online  in  Garmin  Connect  and  download  GPS  and  Google  Earth  files:   http://connect.garmin.com/activity/63662360    

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Course Map  for  Stage  2:  

View the  course  online  in  Garmin  Connect  and  download  GPS  and  Google  Earth  files:   http://connect.garmin.com/activity/41317264    

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Altitude charts   Altitude  chart  for  stages  1  &  3  

Altitude  chart  for  stage  2   Men  Elite:    

Women  Elite:  

 

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Start Finish  Area  

-­‐Start Finish  Area  

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How to  get  to  the  Race  venue  

LON  34°57'4.89"Β   LAN  33°13'43.92"Α     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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23.  Hospitals  near  the  venue   Nicosia  General  Hospital,  Latsia   Tel  22  60  30  00   Cyprus  Emergency  Phone:  199   LA  35°  7'40.67"Β   LO  33°22'38.42"Α  

         

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Instructions  on  how  to  get  to  the  hospital  from  the  race  venue:  

http://tinyurl.com/nichospital    

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Cyprus Sunshine Cup #2 - "Afxentia 2012" Stage Race  

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