The race Hellas - Salamina island M.T.B XCO 2016 C3 is organized under the rules of the UCI, and the specific rules are mentioned in this guide.
2. Class - Categories
For the Hellas - Salamina island M.T.B XCO 2016 C3 only the following categories are allowed:
UCI Class2 XCO: Men Elite XCO - 5km x 7laps
Women Elite XCO - 5km x 5laps
Men Juniors XCO - 5km x 5laps
3. UCI C3 Points Scale
Men Elite, Women Elite and Junior Men categories will receive points and prize money according to the UCI Class 2 (Europe B).
UCI C3 XCO
Elite Men/Women Junior Men
1st 10 points 20 points
2nd 6 points 18 points
3rd 4 points 16 points
4th 2 points 14 points
5th 1 points 12 points
6th 10 points
7th 8 points
8th 6 points
9th 4 points
10th 2 points
4. Prize List
Xco UCI C3
Places Elite Men/Women Junior Men
1st € 120 € 39
2nd € 90 € 30
3rd € 60 € 18
4th € 45 € 15
5th € 30 € 12
Total € 345 Total € 114
Total Prize Money for Elite Men stage: €345
Total Prize Money for Elite Women stage: €345
Total Prize Money for Junior Men stage: €114
14:00 – 16:30 Training times
16:30 – 18:00 Registration and distribution of Race numbers at Votsalakia Hotel.
18:00 Managers’ meeting at Votsalakia Hotel.
Saturday 27/02/2016 - UCI C1
09:00 - 10:00 Registrations near the Start / Finish area
11:00 Start of Women Elite/ Junior Men categories Race UCI C1
13:00 Start of Men Elite category Race UCI C1
The race course for Men Elite XCO UCI C1 is 5km x 7 laps
The race course for Women Elite XCO UCI C1 is 5km x 5laps
The race course for Junior Men XCO UCI C1 is 5km x 5laps
14:30 End of the races
15:00 Award Ceremony near the Start / Finish area
Sunday 28/02/2016 – UCI C3
9:00 - 09:00 Registrations near the Start / Finish area
13:00 Start of Women Elite/ Junior Men categories Race UCI C3
14:30 Start of Men Elite category Race UCI C3
The race course for Men Elite XCO UCI C3 is 5km x 7 laps
The race course for Women Elite XCO UCI C3 is 5km x 5laps
The race course for Junior Men XCO UCI C3 is 5km x 5laps
16:00 End of the races
16:30 Award Ceremony near the Start / Finish area
6. Registration Procedure
The participants can register using the following ways:
Online, E-mail, Online registration closes 21st February 2016
Registration of the riders (with distribution of Race number plates and timing chips) can only be done at Votsalakia Hotel during the following working hours:
26th February 2016
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 25 Euros for replacement. The Registration office will be located at the place of the race.
7. Race venue
The massif of Kanakia of Salamina where the race takes place, is 12km far from the centre of the island. There is direct access to the race tracks and paths. Athletes will stay in hotels in the region. There are many catering businesses near the place of the race.
8. Route description
The race has the starting and finishing lines at Kanakia of Salamina and runs along paths and forest roads. The altitude reaches 160 m. The route is in the forest, the paths are pleasurable and take the athletes through a tunnel of natural beauty.
9. Medical Points
Throughout the event there will be a rescue team of 20 members available at many points and in full communication for quick recovery. There will also be a doctor and an ambulance.
10. Starting Procedure 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 Commissaries' 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 Commissaries using the following procedure: Announcements at 3, 2, 1 minute and 30 seconds before the start, then a final announcement that the start will be given within the next 15 seconds. A starting pistol, whistle or horn will be used to give the start.
The Start Commissar will be in sole control of the public address system from three minutes before the start until the start has been given
11. Press Office – Anti-doping tests-Race Office – Race meeting room
The Press Office - Anti-doping Control - Race Office – Race Meeting Room will be located at Meltemi Restaurant near the Start / Finish area. The press office will be fully equipped for online communication. The Race Ceremonies will be near the Start / Finish area.
All bikes taking part in the event have the opportunity of a technical check and during the race there will be technical support points near the Start / Finish area.
13. Feed / Technical Assistance
Technical assistance during the race is permitted subject to the conditions below:
Authorized technical assistance during a race consists of repairs 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 Commissaries panel
(1 pass for every 3 riders for each Feed/Technical Assistance zone)
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.
14. Parking locations
Parking locations will be near the Start / Finish area.
15. Health Centre
The Health Centre of Salamina is in the centre of the island 12km far from the race.
The organizer is << PROTEAS >> Cycling team
17. The Hellenic Cycling Federation is responsible for the composition of the commissaries’ panel.
18. History of the race
In Salamina many M.T.B XCO, XCM, two UCI C2 races in 2014 , a three day Stage Race S2 in 2015, a three day Stage Race S1 and a three day Stage Race S2 in 2016 have been organized. In Salamina there have been two National Cups and two National Marathon XCM Championships and a UCI XCO C2 Race in Lamia in 2015. The organization committee is << PROTEAS >> Cycling Club, co-organizer is the Hellenic Cycling Federation. The race takes place at Kanakia of Salamina.
19. General Guide
Salamina is mentioned in Homer's writings. It is the largest Greek island in the Saronic Gulf consisting of 40.000 residents, about 5 nautical miles off-coast from Piraeus and about 16 kilometres west of Athens. It’s 40km far from the airport Eleftherios Venizelos. The chief city, Salamina, lies in the west-facing core of the crescent on Salamis Bay, which opens into the Saronic Gulf. The island's main port, Paloukia, in size second only to Piraeus, is on the eastern side.
Salamis island is known for the Battle of Salamis, the decisive naval victory of the allied Greek fleet, led by Themistocles, over the Persian Empire in 480 BC. It is said to be the birthplace of Ajax (mythical king of Salamis and one of the main heroes of the Trojan War) and Euripides (dramatist and one of the three Grand Master of the Attic drama in ancient Greek theater), the latter's birth being popularly placed on the day of the battle. In modern times, it is home to Salamis Naval Base, headquarters for the Hellenic Navy.
20. TV Coverage
There will be TV Coverage from local channels and online connections via twitter.
The Hellas - Salamina island M.T.B XCO 2016 C3 is supported by the Hellenic Cycling Federation and sponsors.