Regulations

The Masters Championships are controlled by the Track Commission of the Union Cycliste Internationale

 UCI Coordinator Gilles Peruzzi
 
UCI Headquarters
 
 UCI Commissaire President TBA  
 UCI President David Lappartient France
 UCI Marketing & Events Director TBA UCI Headquarters 
 UCI Anti Doping Doctor TBA  
 Championship Organiser Ian Emmerson OBE Great Britain 
 Commissaire Secretary Martin Bridgwood Great Britain 
 British Cycling Commissaire TBA Great Britain
 British Cycling Commissaire TBA Great Britain 
 British Cycling Commissaire TBA Great Britain 
 Technical Director Trevor Reade Great Britain
 Entries Co-coordinator Martin Bridgwood Great Britain
 Secretariat TBA Great Britain
 Announcer and logistics Carl Lawrenson Great Britain
 Technical Services Ian Burton - National Cycling Centre Great Britain
 Transport Paul West Great Britain
 Official Photographer Steve Walton Great Britain
 Press Officer Larry Hickmott www.velouk.net Great Britain
 Ceremonies Liz Walton Great Britain
 Website Dan Ellmore Ellmore Digital Great Britain
 National Cycling Centre Kim Liall Great Britain



 


1 General

The UCI World Masters Track Championships will be conducted in accordance with the General Regulations of the Union Cycliste Internationale except where herein provided. The UCI General Regulations concerning cycles shall also apply.

(general and cycle regulations can be obtained from the UCI web pages on www.uci.ch)

2 Age Categories

The World Masters Track Championships will be organised in age groups as per the UCI table below, subject to the minimum numbers stated.

In all cases, the age of the competitor shall be determined by the actual age on 31st December of the current year.

Please see the following table of age groups and distances per event issued by the UCI.

2019 age categories

3.1 Disciplines and Technical Regulations

3.1.1 Sprint

All ages will compete over 750 metres.

The competition will be organised in two parts – 200m flying time trial (used for seeding purposes only) and sprint matches proper. UCI regulation 3.2.050 will apply as follows: 

  • If more than 28 starters - Fastest 28 to qualify for 1/16 finals
  • If more than 16, but less than 28 starters - Fastest 16 to qualify for 1/8 finals
  • If more than 8, but less than 16 starters - Fastest 8 to qualify for 1/4 finals 

Minimum number of starters in any age category is 8.

sprint regulations

3.1.2 Pursuit

Men - 35 to 39 yrs / 40 to 44 yrs and 45 to 49 yrs - 3000 metres. All other age groups will compete over 2000 metres

Women - all ages will compete over 2000 metres

A qualification round shall be held to establish the four fastest riders in each category.

The two riders who record the fastest time in the qualifying round shall contest the match for 1st and 2nd places. The riders who record the next two fastest times shall contest the match for 3rd and 4th places.

3.1.3 Time Trial

See UCI Table for distances by age group

In all cases the Commissaires shall arrange two riders to take to the track at the same time whenever possible.

3.1.4 Points Race

Sprints shall take place every 10 laps.

For races of a distance of 20km and more - twenty points (20pts) will be awarded for a lap gained

For races of a distance of less than 20km - ten points (10 pts) will be awarded for a lap gained

Heats will be run where necessary on the morning of the day of the scheduled final when the number of entrants exceeds the maximum permitted by the regulations for a straight final.

See UCI Table for distances by age group

3.1.4 Scratch Race

Heats will be run where necessary on the morning of the day of the scheduled final when the number of entrants exceeds the maximum permitted by the regulations for a straight final.

See UCI Table for distances by age group

3.2 Team Sprint

Teams shall register 3 riders only for the Men's Team Sprint and 2 riders only for the Women's event - All three riders must be of the same Nationality.

The Team Sprint will be organised in groups as per the UCI table. Any team member not registered as an individual entry may be subject to any relevant costs previously stated (- i.e. in addition to Team Sprint entry fee, i.e. a £30 registration fee and the £15 UCI anti-doping levy ).

3.3 Team Pursuit

Teams for both men and women may register up to 5 riders with 4 riders to compete over 4,000 metres. The times will be recorded on the 3rd rider to finish. All riders in each team must be of the same nationality.

The UCI Track Commission has clarified their position on rider eligibility for Team Pursuit and Team Sprint events. While there isn’t a specific article stipulating the integration of an older rider in a team of another age category, the Commission stated that a team may enter an older rider in a team, as long as the majority of the team participants’ ages are in the relevant age category.

Thus, in Team Sprint, two of the three riders must be the correct age of the age category, and in Team Pursuit, at least three of the four riders must be within the correct age group. A maximum of one rider in each team may be older than the age category.The Team Pursuit and Team Sprint will be organised in 10 year age groups eg 35-44 and upwards. Any team member not registered as an individual entry may be subject to any relevant costs previously stated (- i.e. in addition to Team Pursuit entry fee, i.e. a £30 registration fee and the £15 UCI anti-doping levy ).

4 Combining Championships

Championships are organized in age groups as per the UCI table.

Depending on the number of participants in each age group, these may be grouped with an adjoining age group.

There shall be no separate race for an age group if there are less than eight participants/teams in individual events or less than 12 participants in mass start events (i.e. points race).

Where age groups are combined a separate result will be issued for each of the groups and championship jerseys and medals will be presented irrespective of the number of riders in each age group.

5 Entry Eligibility

The UCI rule regarding eligibility is:-

Participation in the track races of the UCI World Masters Championships

All 35 years old and older riders holding a license shall be entitled to participate in the UCI World Masters Championships, except the following:

  1. Any rider who was a member of any track team registered with the UCI either in the current year or in the current season. The season is the period referred to in the second indent of article 3.3.003.
  2. Any rider who has participated in any World Championships, Olympic Games, Continental Championships, Regional Games or World Cup in the current year, except for the races that are open to masters only.

A master rider can participate in any Master event, plus in CL1 or CL2 track event in the Elite category. However, a master rider cannot participate in any World Championships, Olympic Games, Continental Championships, Regional Games or World Cup in the category Elite, if he wants to enter the UCI World Masters Championships.
 
Besides, please refer to art. 1.1.036 regarding the different categories. The categories are determined by the age of those competing.

Elite (ME: Men Elite)

This category shall comprise riders aged 23 and above.

Masters (MM: Men Masters)

This category shall comprise riders of 30 years and above who elect this status. The choice of masters status shall not be open to a rider belonging to a team registered with the UCI.

6 Race Clothing

All riders shall compete exclusively in the name of their Nation.

Riders may compete in their National jersey, club jersey or a plain jersey.

7 Licences

All riders who compete in the UCI World Masters Track Championships shall be holders of an annual licence issued by a National Federation affiliated to the UCI that is endorsed for International Competition. For the exact ruling please see www.uci.ch

As per UCI regulations Chapter 1.

As a guide you should obtain a licence from your own UCI recognised Cycling Federation that has a UCI code shown on the licence that shows the country code and 8 numbers

8 Entry Fees

8.1 Entry fees must be paid in full on line via the event web site. Payments wil be via Paypal or by Visa or Mastercard, and must be paid in UK Sterling.

8.2 Each rider will pay a championship registration fee of £30 plus a £15 UCI anti-doping levy. Entries for each discipline will then be charged at £45.
Note: The UCI anti-doping levy will ensure that all records and/or best times recorded at the championships are subjected to anti-doping tests at no further cost to the claimant.

8.3.1 The closing date for pre registration is September 14th 2019.

8.3.2 If entry registration is received after the pre registration closing date or on the day of competition then a one off fee of £20 will be charged in addition to any other fees due. (Acceptance of any late registration will be conditional of space in relevant race/s being available)

8.3.3 Extra events may be entered after the pre registration closing date (if you have already registered and entered another event prior to this date) for the normal entry fees -ie £45 per event (conditional of space in relevant race being available).

8.4.1 Entry fees for the Team Sprint for Men will be £60 per team and £40 per team for the Women's event. This can be paid and entered any time up to 24 hours before the relevant event taking place. Anyone pre-entering a team may change the composition of the team up to the entry deadline.

8.4.2 Entry fees for the men’s and women's team pursuit will be £80 per team. This can be paid and entries made up to 24 hours before the event. Any pre entries may be changed up to the entry deadline.

8.4.3 Any team member not registered as an individual entry may be subject to any relevant costs previously stated (- i.e. in addition to entry fee, i.e. a £30 registration fee and the £15 UCI anti-doping levy )

8.5 All fees are in Pounds Sterling

9 Decisions

The decision of the panel of UCI Commissaires is final.

10 Victory Ceremony

  • The first three riders or teams placed in each Championship shall be available at the time required by the organisers for the Victory Ceremony.
  • The winner(s) of each Championship shall be awarded a World Masters Track Champion's jersey and a gold medal
    In addition the 2nd and 3rd placed riders shall receive a silver and bronze medal respectively
  • The National Anthem of the Champions country shall be played during the Victory Ceremony

11 Anti-Doping Control

The anti doping Commission of the UCI will designate an Anti Doping Inspector for the World Masters. Riders required to submit to anti doping control shall be determined by the UCI Anti Doping Inspector.

12 Extra Events

12.1 The Brian Cossavella Trophy. An all category event for Masters only.The field for this event will be selected from all riders who have expressed an interest in riding.

13 Official Training Sessions

13.1 Riders who wish to train on the track prior to Saturday 12th October may do so by making arrangements direct with Manchester Velodrome on +44 (0)161 223 2244 or by booking online HERE

13.2 Championship Training will be available on Saturday October 12th from 8.00am until 1.00pm under the control of the Commissaires in sessions of 60 minutes duration. Riders must pre book their place on these sessions. Only UCI World Masters riders will be allowed on the track during these sessions.

13.3 Prior to each racing session there will be an official one hour warm up allowed on the track prior to racing  for those competing in that session.

13.4 When the track is officially closed it is forbidden for any rider to ride the track - to do so may result in exclusion from the Championships.

13.5 When Great Britain team are training between the hours of 2.00 – 5.00pm Monday to Friday, no UCI World Masters riders will be allowed on the track.

14 Methods of payment

Entry can only be made on line on our secure server by using the 'Online Application' tab on the 'Entry' menu above. 

Riders should read 'General Information' page before completing their entry application.

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