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RULES & REGULATIONS

Terms of participation

This year again, ALL Mountainbikers (including license holders) are invited to participate in the World Games of Mountainbiking. Participants under the age of 18 will need a signed form of consent from their parents in order for them to participate. 

 

For your own safety, the wearing of a helmet is compulsory.

 

Mobile rescue team

In the event of a serious injury a mobile rescue team is on site. Emercency number: 144

 

Technical requirements

  • Marathon / Cross Country:
    For participating the Marathon and Cross Country only mountain bikes are allowed. No other bike type or electronically assisted bikes will be permitted. Furthermore, it is also not allowed to replace frames or wheels. Before the race, every biker should carry out a safety inspection.
  • E-Marathon:
    Commercially available eMTBs (pedelecs) with pedal assistance up to a maximum of 25 km/h and a maximum continuous output of 250 watts are permitted. The battery can have a maximum of 900 watts (no battery exchange possible during the race!). Before the race, every biker should carry out a safety inspection. All starters have to go to the bike check before the start.

Start numbers

Each participant must collect his/her race number by himself/herself.

All participants are required to display their start numbers which are provided by the Event Promoter with their bib number and frame number (necessary also for training). Please note that start number bibs should remain intact e.g. not torn or cut-up. The advertising on the numbers must remain visible. If a participant take part in the Cross Country and the Marathon he will get two separate bib numbers.

 

starter packages

  • Weekend Special (XC + MA)
    Bib number, 4x cable ties
    World Games T-Shirt
    2x Food Voucher
    Route plan & elevation profile, regulations
  • Single Discipline (MA, XC or E-Bike)
    Bib number, 4x cable ties
    World Games T-Shirt
    1x Food Voucher
    Route plan & elevation profile, regulations

Street and traffic regulations

The event will partly take place on public routes which have not been closed to traffic. Each participant is to obey all enforced traffic laws. Furthermore, the Competition Code of Conduct must also be adhered to. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

 

Jury

The Jury is made up of three individuals, each representing one of the following event establishments:

  • The Promoter
  • The Organiser
  • The Adjudicator

This Committee is set up previous to the event and has the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure the layout of the course
  • Controlling the stop watches
  • Assess the time limits
  • Verify time evaluation and result lists
  • Inspect equipment
  • Handle complaints and objections
  • Ensure that rules and regulations are being observed

Disqualification and penalties

The Jury and/ or Chief Referee reserve the right to penalise or disqualify a participant from the race when one of the following applies:

  • Equipment with technical defects
  • Participant's health problems
  • Violation of Rules
  • Un-sportmanlike conduct
  • Discarding litter

distances

Every participant can choose his distance (MA21, 31, 42, 58, 80) during the race at the signposted checkpoints.

 

terms of participation

This year again, the World Games of Mountainbiking will be the "World Games of ALL Mountainbikers". All participants (with and without a licence) will be treated equally.

Starters under the age of 18 years can only register with a signed declaration from the parents.

 

Protest procedure

Protests concerning incidents during the race must be submitted in written form to the Jury. The protest must also be accompanied by a € 50 fee which will be reimbursed if the protest is acknowledged. During the price ceremony no protests are possible.

  • Cross Country: Protests within 15 minutes of the race finish.
  • Marathon / E-Marathon: Protests within 15 minutes after the finish of the respective race (Saturday, 5:30 pm the latest)

Photography & filming

During the whole competition, photographers and video filmers are shooting footage in the event area.

 

environmental protection

The handing over of food and drinks will only be permitted in the designated "Food Zones". Disposing of litter in areas other than these zones will lead to disqualification.

 

handicap evaluation

Handicap Evaluation is just for Marathon MA21 & MA31.

Marathon participants with C1 or C2 classification will receive a 10% time credit - at the overall result will the time credit not be included. For Cross Country and E-Marathon there is no handicap evaluation.

 

IMPORTANT

The route can’t be blocked on main roads. There are a lot of staff appointed along the whole route, but you are all responsible for your own safety! Road traffic regulations apply to the whole race.
ATTENTION: Those seen pushing or pulling will be disqualified directly! Furthermore, it is obligatory to wear a helmet during the whole race!
Of particular importance: If you must give up racing, please deliver your starting number to the staff along the route. This is very important because otherwise there’s no chance for us to know what has happened to you.
 

Competition protocol

  • Slower participants must clear the way immediately to allow faster competitors to overtake
  • Blind sections of the route need to be taken with extreme caution
  • Repairs must be made in a visible area off the course
  • Changing lanes in the last lap of the race leading to the finish line is not permitted
  • Pause/Stop: To make a stop at a restaurant/hut is prohibited throughout the race and will result in disqualification

These rules are primarily in place to ensure your own safety. Violation of the Rules and Regulations can subsequently lead to being disqualified from the race.

 

Liability

The legal disclaimer has to be signed during the registration process.

 

Organisers, sponsors and officials are not responsible in any way or means for injuries/damages that are sustained during the event. A condition to participate is that bikers must take all responsibility for damages to themselves and others as well as their equipment throughout the competition and cannot hold other people, institutions or companies liable for damage.

The marathon will partially take place on public roads, where the Road Traffic Act applies. You should always be prepared for oncoming traffic.
The organiser does not accept any liability for accidents!
 

The Organisers, sponsors and other individuals who are part of the event are not responsible in any way for injury or illness of participants during the event. They are also not responsible for any loss or damage of personal belongings. Responsibility will be taken only if it is proven that a staff member was reckless.
Mildly disrupting behaviour which leads to injury will also be dealt with under the parameters defined in the Insurance Manuel. Participants must agree not to hold any organisational party responsible for injury or theft sustained during the competition.

 

MARATHON BRIEFING

Within the event week you will find the riders briefing at saalbach.com/worldgames.

 

route track

Participants have to keep on the outlined route. It is also not permitted to shorten corners at crossing roads in order to gain advantage.

 

safety regulations

For the safety of the participants helmets are compulsory!

 

start control / startin line-up

  • Cross Country: 
    Men: Expert - Senior Expert - Master - Senior Master - Youth - Rookies
    Women

  • Marathon:
    Last years 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed starters of each distance and age group are allowed to start in the first block. If one of these are not starting this year, nobody closes up the rear. (e.e. if last year´s winner doesn´t start, the 4th placed starter of last year has no right to start in the first block.)
    The second starting block is reserved for those participating in the Handicapped and Mountain Hero categories.

Changes and modifications

Change of venue and date must be announced immediately to all participants. In the event of change by the organiser which is  not convenient fo the participant, the participant has one week after the initial announcement to withdraw his/her entry in writing. In the case of cancellation the participant will receive a refund sum which has been pre-determined.

The organisers reserve the right to make any changes required by force majeure or safety reasons or ordered by the authorities or to cancel the event if this is due to extraordinary circumstances, without assuming any liability for damages.

Any changes with regards to rules, the race course and track profiles are the responsibility of the organiser and will be posted on a board at the Information Desk in the Race Office.

 

certificate

Each participant can make a download of his/her own certificate at www.time2win.at.
 

Withdrawal

Must be accompanied by an appeal up to four weeks before the event (with a processing fee of € 8.00). No refunds after the four week time frame and also if the participant doesn´t take part in.

During the registration it´s possible to make an entry-fee cancellation cover.

 

ambulance - first aid

A First Aid station is located in a tent within the start/finish area.

 

award ceremonies

We kindly request that first three from each category attend the award ceremony.

Those who do not turn up at prize-giving without an authentic excuse, will automatically lose out on a prize.

 

barriers / Bike crossing marathon / e-marathon

ATTENTION!  The barriers will not be open when there is a bike crossing.

 

BIKE-WASH

You will find a bike-wash at the bottom of the Reiterkogel lift, as well as at all opened lifts and at the Sportzentrum Hinterglemm (indoor tennis courts).

 

Rookies & Youth class

Starters in Rookies/Youth Class, if under the age of 18 years, can only register with a signed declaration from the parents.

 

result service

The list of results can be downloaded after the race on internet: saalbach.com and www.time2win.at.

 

start / finish

You will find the start/finish area in the pedestrian zone of Hinterglemm. Participants who are not at the start at the designated starting time, cannot start later.

 

categories cROSS COUNTRY

  • Rookies Girls/Boys (2007 - 2008)
  • Youth Women/Men  (2004 – 2006)
  • Expert Women/Men (1993 – 2003)
  • Senior Expert Women/Men (1983 - 1992)
  • Master Women/Men (1973 - 1982)
  • Senior Master Women/Men (1972 and older)

categories E-marathon:

  • E-Women / E-Men (when you reach the age 18 / year 2004 and older)

categories MARATHON 

  • Rookies Girls/Boys (2007 - 2008) - ONLY MA 21!
  • Youth Women/Men  (2004 – 2006) - NO start at MA 80!
  • Expert Women/Men (1993 – 2003)
  • Senior Expert Women/Men (1983 - 1992)
  • Master Women/Men (1973 - 1982)
  • Senior Master Women/Men (1972 and older)
  • Handicapped (independent of age, ONLY Marathon 21 & 31)

catering marathon / e-marathon

There are enough catering stations along the route where you can get mineral drinks, water, isotonic drinks, bananas, etc. Please don´t forget to eat and drink enough throughout the race. Throwing away any kind of litter outside the catering stations leads to disqualification!

 

closing vehicle - marathon / e-marathon

A motorbike will ride behind the last participant as a sweep vehicle. Anyone who drops back in case of defects or for other reasons so that at least the motorbike has to overtake and who continues the race nevertheless doesn´t have a blocked and protected route anymore and will be stuck off from the result list.

 

data protection

By registering for the race, participants permit the organisers and operators to automatically process personal data for the performance of the race based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. B (fulfilment of the contract) and, in addition, based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit f (legitimate interest) for the eventual settlement of claims for damages within the statutory periods. Each participant agrees irrevocably as well as factually and indefinitely that without compensation claim image and video material from the competition can be published without restriction, passed on to press representatives and used for marketing activities, even if it is self-portrayed.

 

parking space

There is no parking space available at the start/finish area.

Free parking can be found at the area of the 12er KOGEL lift, Westgipfel lift and at the Sportzentrum Hinterglemm (Hinterglemm West).

 

 

Subject to change!