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Regulation of Granfondo Senhora da Graça

GF Sra. da Graça

Commission regulation - Proteu - Granfondo Senhora da Graça - Shimano 2019

Art. 1.- The first edition of Proteu - Granfondo Senhora da Graça - Shimano will begin at 9:00 am on Sunday, June 16, 2019, in the Center of Mondim de Basto and arrival at the top of the emblematic Mount Farinha, in Senhora da Graça.

Art. 2.- Proteu - Granfondo Senhora da Graça - Shimano will have 3 courses with the following denominations and distances:
- Granfondo: 141.8km;
- Mediofondo: 102.2km;
- Minifondo: 52.3km

Art. 3.- Proteu - Granfondo Senhora da Graça - Shimano is not a competition race. It is a cyclotourism event in which participants ride at their own pace throughout the course, but are timed by chip. The time taken to complete the entire route or certain segments will be announced before by the organization.  


Art. 4.- Proteu - Granfondo Senhora da Graça - Shimano is a cyclotourism race, obeying the regulation of the Portuguese Cycling Federation and the regulation of the UCI, being therefore subject to the principles contained in these same regulations. It is open to all cyclists, federated or non-federated, of both sexes and over 18 years of age. The participation of cyclists enrolled in the Portuguese Cycling Federation as Professionals is conditioned to the previous invitation by the organization and to the fact that they are prevented from appearing in the rankings as well as to dispute some of the trophies and respective podiums.  

Art. 5 - It is forbidden to participate in the test for athletes to comply with sanctions by the respective federations, for the use of doping substances. During the test the use of any illegal substance is also prohibited.   

Art. 6.- Only two-wheeled vehicles (road bike, off-road bicycle, tandem) may be used in the event without any type of motorization.  

Art. 7.- The use of homologated cycling helmet is mandatory. Failure to comply with this rule implies the immediate exclusion of evidence.   

Art. 8.- Participation in the event is the responsibility of each participant, assuming full  risks inherent to their participation.  

Art. 9.- In order to participate it is obligatory for the athlete to have their license up to date (on the date of registration) as federated in the Portuguese Cycling Federation, in the competition or cycling classes for all. Non-federated athletes will have to subscribe with insurance (for non-federated athletes), which includes a personal accident insurance with the following coverage:  

Capital coverage per person:
- Capital for death and / or permanent disability of € 27 006.00
- Treatment expenses up to 4 320,00 €
- Funeral expenses 2 160 € Franchises for person 90,00Euros  

Art. 10.- The organization is not responsible for any accident that may be caused or may be the victim of any participant, nor for any expenses incurred by any participant during the race. Each participant must therefore be covered by the insurance of their federation license (federated athletes in the Portuguese Cycling Federation (PCF)   

Art. 11.- The athletes are responsible for their registration and participation in Granfondo Senhora da Graça - Proteu - Shimano, aware that this is a demanding test from the physical point of view, requiring adequate preparation and a good physical form. It is recommended that each athlete perform a proper medical examination before participating in this event.

Art. 12.- Inscriptions

Art. 12.1.- Prices and registration deadlines:  
Registration for the Proteu - Granfondo Senhora da Graça - Shimano opens on August 1, 2018 at 12h00m, and ends on May 31, 2019 at 23h59m.

Registration fee:
- Federated 35 €
- Not Federated 38 €     

Art. 12.2.- What includes:   
- Right to participate in Proteu - Granfondo Senhora da Graça - Shimano 2019
- Energy Bar, Gold Nutrition offer;
- Energy Gel, Gold Nutrition offer;
- Sports bottle, Gold Nutrition offer;
- Sports bottle, Tacx / Vouga offer;
- Bag, Vouga offer;
- Licor Beirão Toast;
- Bottle of Wine Plainas White Azal Arinto 2017, offer Casa Santa Eulália;
- Finisher Medal;
- Race number customized with name and country (Registration validated until May 31, 2019);
- Liquid and solid supply;
- Liquid refreshment with recovery drink after the race, Gold Nutrition offer;
- Recovery folder (lunch) at the end;
- First aid and medical assistance;
- Access to bathing facilities;
- Diploma of Finisher through digital support;
- Classification through electronic chip;
- Professional mechanical assistance;
- Digital racebook;
- Personal accident insurance according to the law in force (for non-federated athletes at FPC - 90 € deductible).

Art. 12.3.- Order of departure: The match for Granfondo, Mediofondo and Minifondo will be given simultaneously, with participants to be distributed by boxes (with a description to be defined in addition) that will be constituted by 200 athletes each. This distribution will be made exclusively by order of payment. There will also be an area reserved for sponsors in front of these boxes.
Art. 12.4.- In case of withdrawal by April 1, 2019, the athlete will be reimbursed 50% of the value of his / her registration. After that date, no refund will be given to any athletes who quit.   

Art. 13.- The inscriptions in the test will be made exclusively in the site www.granfondosragraca.com, in own platform. Registration will only be considered valid after the payment of the same, within the established period and through the means of payment disclosed at the time of registration (ATM or bank transfer). Registration is open until 24:00 on May 31, 2019. After the closing date, the organization will make available some more subscriptions, in limited numbers, which will cost an additional € 15. No payments will be accepted after the deadline. Payments made after the deadline will be refunded within 90 days, by bank transfer, upon receipt of a Credit Note issued by the organizing company duly signed by the athlete, deducted from the amount of € 5 relating to administrative expenses.

Art. 14.- The participant assumes that the data he has filled out for his registration are correct and are true and that the email address provided will be the preferred medium to be communicated and that all important information regarding the race will be provided, considering informed by this means.   

Art. 15.- All contacts with the organization shall be made by the participants via e-mail, to the address info@granfondosragraca.com. During the days 15 and 16 of June 2019 the contacts can be made in person at the secretariat or at the information desk during their hours of operation.   

Art. 16.- Invoices referring to the entry in the competition will be issued according to the information collected in the registration form. After issuing the Invoices, no changes will be made, including the tax identification number indicated on the form.   

Art. 17.- When registering, each participant assumes that downloads and subscribes the Term of Responsibility provided by the organization in which he/she declares to know and assume the risks inherent in participating in a competition open to traffic. In this statement the athlete excludes the possibility of holding the organization responsible for any accident resulting from his participation in the event. However, all participants will be covered, either by the federal insurance or the proof insurance subscribed by the organization.   

Art. 18.- The withdrawal of the Participant Kit will be made at the secretariat of the competition, to be held on June 15 and 16, 2019, at a time and place to be announced.   

Art. 19.- For the collection of documentation in the secretariat, it is mandatory to present an identification document (ID or Citizen's Card) and the federative license duly regularized, in case you have not signed proof insurance.   

Art. 20.- The documentation can be collected by another person, provided that it is bearer and presents in the secretariat the originals or copies with the legible data of the documents (BI or Citizen's Card and the federative license) of the absent athlete, as well as a document authorizing the survey signed by the same athlete.   

Art. 21.- The chip are owned by the Organization, and the participant is granted permission to use it until the end of the race, if he complies with all the rules and conduct defined by the regulation of the race or by decision taken by the organization at any time. At the end of the race the bicycle front plate is offered to the participant by the organization. The front plate of the bicycle and the chip are equipment for personal use and non-transferable, not being allowed to use by another person.   

Art. 22.- All participants must place the number of the bicycle in the correct position, in the front part, visible all over its surface. Any athlete who does not comply with this rule will be excluded from the race, not being framed by his organization.

Art. 23.- The chip must be kept in the place recommended by the organization, during the participation in the event, until finishing the course chosen by the participant.

Art. 24.- The organization can not be held responsible for errors or errors in the reading of the chip, whether due to misuse by the participant, or for any other reason.  

Art. 25.- They are entitled to trophies:   

In Minifondo:
The first three of the following categories:

Elites (born until 1990)
Masters A (from 1989 to 1980)
Masters B (from 1979 to 1970)
Masters C (from 1969 to 1960)
Masters D (from 1959 to 1950)
Masters E (born in 1949 or earlier)

Elites (born until 1990)
Masters A (from 1989 to 1980)
Masters B (1979 to 1970)
Masters C (1969 to 1960)

In Mediofondo:
The first three of the following categories:

Elites (born until 1990)
Masters A (from 1989 to 1980)
Masters B (from 1979 to 1970)
Masters C (from 1969 to 1960)
Masters D (from 1959 to 1950)
Masters E (born in 1949 or earlier)

Elites (born until 1990)
Masters A (from 1989 to 1980)
Masters B (1979 to 1970)
Masters C (1969 to 1960)

In Granfondo:
Trophy for Male and Female Absolute Winner

The first five of the following categories:

Elites (born until 1990)
Masters A (from 1989 to 1980)
Masters B (from 1979 to 1970)
Masters C (from 1969 to 1960)
Masters D (from 1959 to 1950)
Masters E (born in 1949 or earlier)

Elites (born until 1990)
Masters A (from 1989 to 1980)
Masters B (1979 to 1970)
Masters C (1969 to 1960)

Prizes for the first 3 teams of Granfondo, count the times the 3 best classified, without distinction of category.
The podium ceremony starts at 3 pm in the starting area (Mondim de Basto center).

Dynamics of the race   

Art. 26.- The test will take place in open roads to traffic. All participants must respect scrupulously the traffic rules contained in the Road Code, with special attention to the requirement to circulate in their hand and respect the rules of priority at intersections. Those who do not respect these rules will be immediately expelled from the race and will be prevented from participating in subsequent editions of the race. When registering, each participant assumes that he / she downloads and subscribes the Statement of Responsibility provided by the organization in which he / she declares to know and assume the risks inherent in participating in a competition open to traffic.

Art. 27.- In order to provide the "Free Wheel" dynamics throughout the course, the vehicles of the organization that lead the race will normally adapt an adequate speed so as not to condition the progress of the participants. However, due to conditions that require it, the vehicles of the organization can condition the speed of the participants, who are prohibited from overtaking the cars that follow in front of the race. Athletes who violate this rule, will be from the moment they overtake the front cars of the event, disengaged from the event, at their own risk.

Art. 28.- The assistance given to the athletes by support vehicles foreign to the organization is strictly prohibited. Circulation of accompanying vehicles between riders on the road is also prohibited. Violations of this rule may be registered and communicated to the organization by the authorities and other organizational members. The organization will provide information on the locations advised for the accompanying persons to watch the passage and support the athletes. The security forces that frame the test will prevent the circulation of support vehicles among the riders in the race, ensuring compliance with the Highway code.   

Art. 29.- The proof will be framed by security forces, which will guarantee the compliance of the traffic rules by all the elements involved in the test and the other vehicles in circulation.   

Art. 30.- The time control of each athlete will be made with electronic means, using the use of chips. The use of the chip is mandatory, and the athlete must comply with the rules for their correct positioning and use. The incorrect use of the chip or its non-use by an athlete will result in the non-registration of his / her passage in the control of stipulated by the organization, causing the disqualification of the athlete, with the consequent absence of the final list of times and the loss of right to your diploma of participation. The passing and time-lapse checks may be located at the start, finish or other points along the course of the race, and shall be communicated to the participants in advance.

Art. 31.- In order to ensure the integrity and safety of athletes, there are test control points, where time limits will be stipulated. Athletes who arrive at these time control points after the cut-off time will be obliged to leave the race and be picked up by the organization's vehicle to the finish line. Participants who choose to follow by their own means will be obliged to deliver at their time control post or to another organization member their bicycle badge with their respective participant number, no longer being framed by the organization of the event and assuming for their your destination from that moment on.  

Art. 32.- Athletes who give up during the race must go to the members of the organization, in person or by telephone, announcing their withdrawal. When the absence of an athlete is detected, means of rescue and rescue may be triggered. Failure to comply with this rule will cause the athlete who did not make this communication responsible for the costs of the search and rescue process. In addition it will be sanctioned with the prohibition to participate in later editions of the test.

Art. 33.- The athletes must respect scrupulously the schedules, namely the time of the departure, 9:00 am, ensuring that depart before the broom car. If they do not they will be disqualified from the event, participating at their own risk.

Art. 34.- The organization will have a medical accompaniment of the test, with medical teams and ambulances. In case of need, the participants should request the help of the elements of the organization that will trigger the necessary means of assistance.
Art. 35. Athletes who have suffered an accident during the course of the race and have therefore had to resort to emergency services, medical assistance or evacuation by means of distress, must within a maximum of 3 days after the day of the evidence, to participate the accident to the organization, through the email info@granfondosragraca.com. This participation of the accident within this period is essential to ensure coverage of damages by race insurance.   

Art. 36.- The organization will have mechanical assistance throughout the test that will try to solve the mechanical problems that can be solved in a test scenario. In the event of a breakdown, labor will be free of charge, however replacement parts will be charged locally to athletes who need them. Participants should therefore safeguard the possession of some money during the race to cover these expenses. If the participant does not have enough money to cover the costs of the pieces or articles made available, he / she must sign a debt note that will be passed to him by the assistance team member, who must settle immediately after the end of the competition, at the secretariat or at the counter of information. The interventions performed by the assistance teams are excluded from the repair of wheels. The mechanical assistance will be composed of fixed teams and other furniture that will move along the course, as well as the complexity of the failure itself, this service may not ensure the assistance to all the participants. The existence of this mechanical assistance does not relieve participants of the duty to properly prepare their bicycle, ensuring that it is in the best condition when they line up at the start. The organization can never be held responsible for the abandonment of an athlete due to lack of mechanical assistance.   

Art. 37.- Athletes in the race must guarantee the transport of food and liquids for their food replacement and hydration. However, the organization will mount in places to disclose before the test refueling stations, where you will dispense some food and drinks.   

Art. 38.- For safety reasons, the use of headphones as an accessory for listening devices or for the use of the mobile phone by the participants during the test is prohibited.  

Art. 39.- During the event, the participant is obliged to carry a mobile phone with the number provided in the registration form (or other that is communicated in a timely manner to the organization), an identification document and cash money if he wishes to benefit from the availability mechanical parts throughout the test. If weather conditions are expected to be adverse, the organization may require participants to use or transport certain equipment such as thermal blankets or windbreaker or waterproof clothing.   

Art. 40.- The organization has the right to be able to make changes to the layout and operation of the event, if for any reason, without having to compensate the participants.   

Eco responsability

Art. 41.- The participants are obliged to have a responsible behavior regarding the cleaning and preservation of the environment in all the zones used by the race, from the course of the race to the zone of exit and of arrival. It is strictly forbidden to throw waste to the ground before, during and at the end of the race. It is the responsibility of the participants to take with them the waste from the packaging of food and drink used in their replacement during the race. At the end of the test and in the refueling zones will be made available by the organization containers to deposit the trash carried by the athletes. Failure to comply with this rule implies the immediate exclusion of the athlete from the event, as well as the prohibition of participation in other events of the organization's responsibility.   


Article 42.- The participants shall be sanctioned if:   
Art. 42.1.- Do not respect the rules and code of the Road, taking into account the fact that the roads are open to traffic.   
Art. 42.2.- Do not respect the orders and indications given by the security forces and the elements of the organization.   
Art. 42.3.- Do not pass through exit control, goal control or other control points that exist along the route.   
Art. 42.4.- Foul or degrade the course and other zones used in the race Art.
42.5.- Have or be aided by a self-supporting vehicle circulating in the middle of the race and disturbing the progress of other cyclists.
Art. 42.6.- Adopt unsportsmanlike behavior
Art. 42.7.- Adopt behaviors that prevent the normal course of the test and that go against this regulation.
Art. 42.8.- In case of withdrawal, do not communicate it to the organization.
Art. 42.9.- In some way, by words or acts, it jeopardizes respect for the other participants or members involved in the organization.   

Art. 43.- The infractions to the present regulation can be detected and communicated by the members of the organization or by the agents of the authority that fit the test, being the Jury of race the final decision as to the sanctions to apply to the athletes in question.

Art. 44.- Sanctions that may be applied: - Exclusion of evidence, without classification or diploma. - Inclusion of the name on the list of sanctioned athletes, to be published after the event. - Disability to participate in later editions of the race. - Sanctions imposed by the police authorities that frame the evidence, if the infractions are detected by the authorities and they consider that they are worthy of sanction.

Image rights

Art. 45.- The registration in the test and the consequent acceptance of this regulation obligatorily requires the participant's authorization so that the organization can make the total or partial recording of his participation, being able to use these images freely for the promotion and promotion of the test in all (television, radio, print, internet, posters, cards and flyers, photos and videos). It gives away all image rights relating to the commercial and advertising exploitation of those records, without the right to receive any financial compensation from the organization.

Data protection

Art. 46.- The organization of Proteu - Granfondo Senhora da Graça - Shimano fully respects the data protection law, currently. The athletes will acknowledge and authorize the introduction and processing of their personal data in the files of the organization of the competition, for their use in development, administrative and commercial management and other activities. The athletes also allow their data to be transmitted to third parties, whenever justified for the organization and proper functioning of the event (examples are: timing company, insurance company ...). The athletes must indicate the name they wish to see enrolled in the rider, lists of subscribers and final classification that will be published on the event website. The privacy policy allows, however, that any athlete can request the change or removal of their data, by means of a request made by e-mail to: info@granfondosragraca.com.   


Art. 47.- The organization is not responsible for any loss or damage that may affect the bicycles or other equipment of the participants. The participant disclaims liability for any loss or deterioration of personal effects under any circumstances.   

Art. 48.- Grounds of force may force the organization to suspend and postpone the proof. In this situation, no liability can be demanded from the organization and it is not the obligation to compensate economically or in any other way any athlete or any person or entity for this reason.   

Art. 49.- When making and validating the registration in Proteu - Granfondo Senhora da Graça - Shimano, the participants assume the knowledge and unreserved acceptance of this regulation, renouncing any legal proceedings against the organization, derived from their participation in the competition.   

Article 50.- The organization shall constitute a Jury composed of three members of the organization that will decide on the sanctions to be applied and all matters related to the evidence that have not been object of regulation or on bad interpretations of this regulation.   

Art. 51.- In the event that a registered athlete does not participate in the event, nor is the collection of their documentation and any gifts in the secretariat made, no such material will be sent, which can only be collected at the venue on the dates of the event.   

Art. 52.- This regulation may be subject to change.

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