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2020 FLM TT Rules

 

Race Categories

Elite Men/ Women - Junior Men/ Women - Sub Veteran Men/Women

Veteran Men/ Women - Master Men/ Women - Grand Master Men/Women

MTB Men & Women

Under 16 B&G - Under 14 B&G - Under 12 B&G - Under 10 B&G

Gear restrictions are recommended for all younger ages. 

 

Race dates and entries

Race dates are Wednesdays 24 June, 1 July, 8 July and 15 July

Start Times: 15h00

Entry Fees: N$ 400.00 for 4 races or 150.00 per single race.

Entries must be done online via Chronotrack – link on www.raceday.events

Your entry is only valid when you’ve received an email confirmation from Athlinks and the entry is paid by EFT into the bank account as indicated on your confirmation email. (No cash payments on the day of the race will be accepted)

IMPORTANT: Your proof of payment must be emailed to raceday@raceday.events by latest 09h00 the day before the race.

Entries will close every Tuesday morning 09h00 prior to the day of the race.

NO late entries will be allowed and no entries will be done at the race venue.

Only the entrants who are entered for all the races on 23 June will qualify for a Jacket. (Please note the jackets are sponsored and not paid for by your entry fee, in other words you don’t buy a jacket with your entry fee)

Permanent timing tags (1 to 3 numbers) are compulsory and available at Raceday Events at N$ 200.00 each. You will need this number as well as your NamCF nr before you enter yourself on Chronotrack. No tags will be issued at the race venue.

 

Race

Points per race are as follows from 1st position onwards - 350,330,310, 290,270,250,230,210,190,170,150,130,110,100, 100, 100 etc.

In the case of 2 riders finishing with the same amount of points (draw) in a category, the best time of each rider at Matchless and Dobra will be combined and the fastest combined time will determine the winner.

No sign on will be done at the start venue, your starting time will be emailed to you Tuesday afternoon – please make sure to be on time for your start, the announcer will call you in advance.  Should you miss your starting slot, you will be moved to the bottom of the list.

The first start wave will be from 15h00 until 15h45 after which we will have a 20 minute break without any starts to allow for riders to finish and depart home, this way we will ensure not cross the mass gathering limit of 50

The first wave will mainly be the younger categories. Should you wish to ride in the same wave as your child, please send an email request to raceday@raceday.events

No support vehicles or vehicles following riders will be allowed.

Riders must finish the TT with the same bike on which the race was started.

No slip streaming allowed, not behind another rider or behind any vehicle.

 

Marshalls:

Marshalls will be deployed on strategic points for traffic control and safety only. Cyclists must familiarize themselves with the route and still adhere to traffic rules.

 

Covid-19

To be able to host the FLM TT series we have to adhere to the Covid-19 restrictions in Namibia. The following rules will apply:

Arrive at the venue not longer than 30 minutes before your start.

Kindly park next to the road on the western part from the start chute, no vehicles are allowed on the eastern side of the start chute – applicable at the Dobra and Matcheless start area.

No sign on or late entries will be done or allowed.

All non-participants to complete the attendance register at the start chute, participants don’t complete this register, your information is logged already.

Kindly try to leave spectators at home where possible or ask spectators to wait somewhere along the route but not at the start venue.

Participant gazebos allowed.

Kindly warm up at your own vehicle or to the western side of the start chute, no warming up on the eastern side of the starting chute allowed.

Stay at your vehicle or warm up spot until called by the announcer, don’t wait at the starting chute until your call up.

When called to the start line, kindly keep at least 1.5 meters gap between bicycles.

Remember to wear your mask – this may be removed or lowered from the moment you start your TT.

When crossing the finish line, kindly try to depart home as soon as possible, no gathering of friends or post-race discussions will be allowed at the venue.

Hand sanitizer will be available at the mobile toilet.

 

Routes

Matcheless: All categories up to U14 girls will do 8.6km, starting at Matchless going down (Direction Windhoek) for 4.3km and turn around at the old farm house on the northern side of the road to finish at Matchless turn off.

All other categories from U14 Boys and up will do 18.6 km’s, starting at Matchless turn off, going down ( Direction Windhoek) and turn at the bridge 9.3km from the start and finish at Matchless turn off.

An Orange cone and marshals will be placed at both turn around points. Please be careful at turning points and adhere to traffic rules. Always be aware of riders and vehicles coming from behind before you turn around.

 

Dobra:  Start at Dobra South turn-off in a northern direction for about 9.8km, take the Okapuka off ramp onto the bridge and turn back to finish 9.8km further on the Dobra South off ramp. All categories from U14 Boys and up will do the longer distance.

The shorter distance for categories up to U/14 girls will go 4.8km in a northern direction, take the off ramp at Jan Japan and come back to finish 4.8km further on the Dobra off ramp. Please be very careful when turning back at Jan Japan and adhere to traffic rules, marshals are there to assist.