Regulations

Under the aegis of International Cycling Union and Italian Cycling Federation, G.M.S. convenes and organizes the 22nd Gran Fondo Internazionale Felice Gimondi – Bianchi, to be held on Sunday May 6th, 2018 in Bergamo. The event has been entered either in the International Cycling Union (UCI) and Italian Cycling Federation (FCI) international calendar. 

PARTICIPATION Gran Fondo Felice Gimondi – Bianchi is open to everyone, of both sexes, being 18 at least, keeping an agonistic certificate and foreigner leisure touring cyclists belonging their National Association Card issued on 2018, boasting a medical fitness certificate for competitive cycling released by a sports doctor or sports medicine centre in Italy and foreign cyclists boasting UCI license valid for the current year, released by their National Cycling Federation, and upon presentation of the ethic certificate in English, and fitness certificate drawn up according to form E.  Foreign cyclists who are lacking UCI license, must present a medical certificate stating their feasibility to take part to a competitive cycling competition. Said certificate is valid only one year prior to the registration date.

The Organizing Committee is permanently allowed to freely accept or refuse any entry id concerning a rider who can damage the event.

Professional, elite of both sexes, and Under 23 riders category cyclists’ attendance, subject to organizer committee’s previous invitation, are exclusively granted for promotional purposes: these athletes stay unclassified (See FCI – Implementing Regulations).

ETHICAL REQUIREMENTS: by subscribing and sending the enrolment form, the participant declares and certificates not to have any sports, civil or criminal penalties to his name – pending or already suffered – for doping-related facts, and not to take – or have taken – any of the substances included in the Anti-Doping list issued by the World Antidoping Agency (WADA) False declarations will be persecuted by law.

DAILY CARD Those not being registered riders are allowed to participate by subscribing a daily FCI Card at cost of € 15.00 the day of the race; enrolment has to be requested contextually with registration; the card regulates the athlete’s status, ensuring to the latter the same multi-risk + third party civil liability insurance foreseen for annual members, limitedly to the day on which it is used.  In order to obtain the Daily Card, regardless of the chosen route and pursuant to FCI 2018 regulation, you must boast a valid Medical Certificate proving fitness to practice competitive cycling and undersign the Ethic Declaration.

ROUTES 2018 International Gran Fondo Felice Gimondi – Bianchi offers the three classic routes as follows: 162.1 km, da 128.8 km and 89.4 km one. Every participant, at his total discretion, is allowed to choose the best suitable route for him, even ongoing.

In between head-race car and broom wagon, no vehicles are admitted to follow up the race; Technical assistance by private vehicles is strictly forbidden and the rider disqualified immediately. In the event of car accident or damage caused to any rider’s integrity, guilty persons to be sued by law. 

ENTRY FORM has to be filled in all parts, with a special care of date of birth (DD/MM/YYYY), current address, landing and mobile telephone number, email address, team and code To collect complete data as much as possible may help the organizers to establish fast communications and manage any emergency properly. 

REGISTRATIONS will be open from November 2 nd, 2017 and can be filed directly to the organization’s office mail (G.M.S. asd – Via G. Da Campione, 24/c – 24124 Bergamo – Italy), telefax (+39 035 422797) or filling the enrolment form with payment processed:

  1. By wire transfer to bank checking account: Banco BPM – Largo Porta Nuova, 24100 Bergamo (Italy)– IBAN: IT53U 05034 11121 0000000 26564 (BIC/SWIFT for international wire transfers: BAPPIT 21 AA1) registered to G.M.S.asd – Via G. Da Campione, 24/c – 24124 Bergamo- Italy – Fax +39 035 4227971- info@felicegimondi.com. felicegimondi.com. For payments with bank transfer, specify the general details of the registered cyclist or cyclists.
  2. By credit card, through the online application system accessible from new official website FeliceGimondi.it. The payment of the enrolment feel will be contextual.

Enrolment forms without payment receipt attached will not be considered acceptable.Entry form endorsement allows the organizers or whoever on behalf of to take (even sensitive) information through qualified offices, when needed. If the case, such data will be used to tip off relatives only.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE expires on Friday, April 13th, 2018 unless otherwise decided by the organizing committee. 

ENTRY FEE

– Euro 35.00 (from November 2 nd, 2017 to March 31st, 2018)

– Euro 50.00 (from April 1st to April 13 th, 2018)

Included: back and front race numbers, official booklet, general information, membership fee, timing service, TDS chip hire, souvenir (medal delivered after the finish), diploma (customizable via web site), pasta-party voucher, accompanying person’s pasta-party voucher, medical assistance, technical assistance (no repair parts), massages, feed, showers, bicycle parking upon arrival,  final party, results’ shipment via sms or e-mail.

– Euro 68.00 (from November 2 nd, 2017 to March 31st, 2018)
– Euro 83.00 (from April 1 st to April 13th, 2018)

In addition to the above, the fee includes the 22 nd  official “Felice Gimondi” jersey produced by Santini sports knitwear factory in Energy fabric, short sleeve, short zip, with exclusive “Remembering The Vuelta” limited edition design.

ENTRY FEE REIMBURSEMENT No way to refund any registration fee. However, should any participant be unable to take part at Gran Fondo Internazionale Felice Gimondi- Bianchi, he can forward his subscription to another person within Friday, April 13 th, 2018, just paying a € 10.00 extra cost as administrative fee. The substitute has to produce all personal information regarding his membership card and medical certificate. Should the race be cancelled in the event of unpredictable reasons (calamity, authorizations’ suspension), the entry fee payment is one-off.

RACE NUMBERS AND PACKAGES DELIVERY

At Expo Felice Gimondi – Lazzaretto – Piazzale Goisis – Bergamo’s Stadium (please display the payment’s receipt)

– Saturday May 5 th , from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

 About teams, assumed that a unique registration for all has been fulfilled previously, the team leader only is required to show up and exhibit the list of riders and payment’s receipt. Race numbers for groups of 10 or more riders will be packed all together in order to facilitate the delivery. No race numbers and packages delivery allowed on Sunday morning.

FRONT AND BACK RACE NUMBERS (due to the integrated TDS chip) cannot be altered, subject to rider’s disqualification otherwise An accurate information on the back number about any pathology or intolerance suffered by the rider may help race doctors and the organizing committee to handle any emergency properly.

RIDERS’ RESPONSIBILITY Is any enrolled rider’s responsibility the ownership and stewardship of the own race number representing the unique recognized title to compete an take advantage of any service as listed in the present regulations and/or any further communication to follow. Whoever taking part to the event without being registered, with altered or no race number is in charge of any damage to persons or properties, himself included, undergoing to any sanction issued by the sport authorities with any further civil and penal sanction by law.

GRID’S SETTLEMENT Having the right to the first grid are: all women, organizing committee’s guests, 32 “on-time” habituèe, 2017 edition’s best ranked first 100 on the 162.1 km course, first 50 on 128.8 km course, first 25 on 89.4 km course (if duly enrolled within Friday April 13 th, 2018). The other grids will make reference to the registration date. However, first grid is guaranteed to all assignee having signed up within Friday April 13th, 2018.  In case of postponed enrolment deadline, further riders to be included according to the sign-up date only.

STARTING GRIDS’ ENTRANCE is allowed from 6:10 to 6:50 am (latecomers will leave in the last grid). Please strictly comply with the assigned grids. G.M.S. reserves its right to disqualify anyone who doesn’t start from the grid reserved to their number and who doesn’t abide by instructions of grids’ managers.

STARTING at 7:00 am from Via Marzabotto aside “Lazzaretto” – Bergamo stadium.

TDS TIMING Timing Data Service srl is in charge to handle event’s precision timing service. Timing measurement and classifications processing system are based on the active transponder (”chip”) to be delivered attached to the front race number. Tampering the chip or the race number’s holding is strictly forbidden. Anyone shearing, plucking or damaging the “race number chip” will be nor clocked or ranked in the official classification. Every rider’s official time (from official starting to finish line), real time (from staring line to finish line way), halfway points’ passages and Nembro – Selvino uphill time trial to be recorded.

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT All participants must bring with them at the grid’s entrance the following equipment:

– a tool-kit to unmounts tubulars or tyres

– a spare inner tube (or tubular)

– an inflating pump (or spray) for wheels

Suitable clothing and tippet in case of rain are strongly recommended.

TIME LIMITS are: within 3:30 pm for 162.1 km course (8h30); within 2.00 pm for 128.8 km course (7h00); within 1.00 pm for 89.4 km course (6h00).

TWO TIME GATES to exceed are placed: the first at Ambria crossroads (km 71.4) within 11:15 am, hereafter all riders to be redirected on 89.4 km course; the second at Brembilla crossroads (km 111.2) within 12:00 am, hereafter all riders to be redirected on 128.8 km course. Timing is subject to changes to protect riders’ safety. Further by-pass gates might be set up at organizers’ complete discretion.

FINISHING Beyond the finish line riders will be invited to take the passage in order to get the finisher medal and have access to the rest stop. For any emergency, the medical service remains at disposal inside “Lazzaretto” area

AWARDS Top 3 (three) ranked on both men and women race on 162.1 km, 128.8 km and 89.4 km courses must join the stage within 10 minutes after the finish at the latest. Riders are kindly requested to dress their competition outfit with no further clothing and compelled to appropriate behaviour. Those not showing at awarding ceremony, being in delay or not sticking the rules will be definitively banned by any future Gran Fondo Internazionale Felice Gimondi – Bianchi edition.

RESULTS AND CLASSIFICATIONS Halfway and overall results will be real-time issued on event’s web site www.FeliceGimondi.com. Rankings and diploma customization are available for free on www.felicegimondi.it. website. Claims for any result’s change or correction are accepted within May 14 th, 2018, to be sent by mail (info@felicegimondi.com) or by fax (035 4227971). Once the deadline has expired, classification switches to official.

HELMET is strictly mandatory to using during the race.

FOLLOWING VEHICLES No vehicles (car, motorbike, scooters, etc. are allowed to follow the riders, on disqualification’s with immediate effect.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE is strictly forbidden by private cars (not authorized by the Organizing Committee) either following the race or on wayside.

MEDICAL SERVICE and First Aid on the route and at the starting area are available with the Organizing Committee relieved by any responsibility

TRAFFIC Due to open traffic, please respect right of way, traffic lights and all rules of the road. G.M.S. and the Organizing Committee reject any liability for what happening to any participant or third persons before, during and after the event. For anything not included in the regulations, Italian

Cycling Association commission’s rules are in force.

CHECKS Automatic checks carried out at starting and on the road are mandatory. Whoever moving up or getting under way cannot without the starting check will be considered as non-starter (DNS), hence removed by the overall classification.

WITHDRAWN ATHLETES – Broom vehicles will follow in the rear of peloton to pick up withdrawn athletes with their bikes, all transferred to the finish area.

OFFICIAL CLASSIFICATION of the three courses to be released all in one (Men and Women). Unofficial classifications by FCI category will be issued for each of three courses. Should a post-event disqualification occur, awards will be delivered anyway, with no other allowed to claim further prizes.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS to the first 3 riders (men and women) on each course. To the first rider in the 3 courses of the 8 F.C.I. men’s categories: 18/29 years old; 30/34 years old; 35/39 years old; 40/44 years old; 45/49 years old; 50/54 years old; 55/59 years old; 60/64 years old. To the first rider in the 3 courses of the 3 F.C.I. women’s categories: 19/29 years old; 30/39 years old; 40 years old and over.

TEAM AWARDS we will award the 3 teams with the highest number of enrolled riders (group subscription) and 5 drawn teams.  

Teams wishing to be included in the “highest riders’ number” classification have to enter their athletes all-in-one.

IMAGE USAGE RIGHTS All participants subscribing the entry form authorize the organizer for free usage of any personal image and footage concerning the Gran Fondo Internazionale Felice Gimondi – Bianchi . Organizers are also allowed to give such rights away to their institutional or commercial partners. The authorization for images’ usage is open-ended, by current laws and rules and worldwide valid, for any purpose concerning issues and videos with any promotional or advertising mats, as including but not limited example. but not limited example.

CLAIMS Any claim is receivable by the Jury according to the rules and joined to the entry fee.

WEB SITE www.felicegimondi.com is the event’s official media to get and update official communication and changes of date, if any.

LIABILITY DECLARATION “I declare to know and accept the 2018 Gran Fondo Internazionale Felice Gimondi – Bianchi regulation issued on www.felicegimondi.com official web site, within the current U.C.I. and F.C.I. rules ; I declare to own the agonistic certificate still valid on May

6 nd, 2018. I’m conscious the 2018 Gran Fondo Internazionale Felice Gimondi –Bianchi and/or any sport event is virtually a risk activity. I also declare the event’s subscription was my free decision and take on charge any liability due to my participation: crashes, impact with vehicles, traffic, road bumps, spectators, cold or hot weather conditions, rain and humidity, or any other risk I’m aware of. Knowing al above, as my application has been accepted for my own sake, I do relieve 2018 Gran Fondo Internazionale Felice Gimondi – Bianchi organizing committee , G.M.S. asd, all promoting bodies, Bergamo’s Municipality, the Province of Bergamo, Lombardy regional administration, all Municipalities of cities the Felice Gimondi race will pass through, all the event’s sponsors and their representatives, successors, managers, directors, members, agents and employees, by any present and future claim or known or unknown responsibilities due to my participation at the event. Once my 2018 Gran Fondo Internazionale Felice Gimondi – Bianchi application has been accepted, no entry fee refund is payable even under cancellation.. I release my profitless authorization to all above listed subjects to use any photo, video, footage, tape concerning my participation at the event issue by any web sites or wherever else for all legal purposes”.

PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA 13 D.L. 30 June 2003, n. 196 to inform that: a) personal data in the entry form are required for registration, to fill participant’s list, ranking, historical archive, to execute organizational serviced as per the regulations, to send out Gran Fondo Internazionale Felice Gimondi – Bianchi 2018 information concerning the event or its partners; b) missing provision of above mentioned data and information produce the event’s registration refusal; c) any participant’s rights about processing of personal data makes reference to art. 7 DL n. 196/03”. Anyone is allowed to freely check, modify or cancel own data addressing the related request to whom in charge of processing of personal data at G.M.S. – Via G. da Campione, 24c – 24124 Bergamo.

FINAL WARNING The organizing Committee reserves its right to modify the current regulations at its convenience to favour a better event’s development. As far as not included in the running regulations, U.C.I. and F.C.I. technical rules stay in force. Any change applied to service, places and time schedules will be suitably communicated to the athletes and issued on www.felicegimondi.com official web site. Moreover, the organizers will hand out any document about the race joined to the race number.

INFORMATION
For any information around 22 nd  Gran Fondo Internazionale Felice Gimondi – Bianchi please contact:
G.M.S. Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica
Address: via G.da Campione, 24c – 24 124 Bergamo (Italy).
Phone: +39 035 211721
Fax: +39 035 4227971
E-mail: info@ felicegimondi.com

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