Regulations and UCI Articles

The UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships will be conducted in accordance with the General Regulations of the Union Cycliste Internationale with the clarifications below. The UCI General Regulations concerning track cycling shall also apply.

The key provisions of the UCI regulations that are applicable to the Championship are provided below.

Racing Age

Your racing age is your age on December 31 of the year of the Championship.

The minimum racing age for this race is 35. There is no maximum racing age for this Championship.

UCI License

You must have a current UCI license from your National Governing Body or Federation. This license is normally different from the standard license for racing domestically.

The UCI license contains your country code and an 8-digit birthdate. An example is USA 195501011 (USA rider born January 11, 1955).

Age Categories

The Championship will be run with the following age categories for the team events (team sprint and team pursuit).

Men:

  • 35-44 years
  • 45-54 years
  • 55-64 years
  • 65-74 years
  • 75+ years

Women:

We will be running the Women’s team events in two separate categories listed below. If we are unable to reach the minimum numbers in either category they will both be joined together for the event.

  • 35-54
  • 55+

You must race in your age category, unless age categories are combined as specified below.

Combining age groups: The Championship races are normally run with separate races for each age identified above. However, if there not enough racers in an age group, two age groups may be combined. In the event that two age groups are combined, medals will be awarded for the combined group, not for each age group separately.

Normally, age groups are combined if the age group has less than 6 participants for individual events or 12 participants for mass start events. The can be modified at the discretion of the Championship organizer.

Elite Rider Eligibility

If you race in elite UCI races, make sure that you meet the new UCI rules covering eligibility for this Championship Race. Proper interpretation of these rules are the responsibility of the rider. A summary is provided below.

A rider is not eligible to race in this Championship if any one of the following is met:

  • A. Any rider who has, during the current year, been a member of a team registered with the UCI.
  • B. Any rider who has taken part in a World Championships, the Olympic games, continental championships, regional, games, the Commonwealth Games, or a World Cup during the current year, other than events for masters.

Equipment

Equipment will be in accordance with UCI regulations. Bike inspections will be performed prior to the races. Only one bike inspection is required for each race session. Bikes will be weighed and the standard jig will be used. The UCI allowed exemptions will be honored.

Clothing and Helmets

Equipment and clothing will be in accordance with UCI regulations, specifically article 1.3. The following key regulations are provided. Note that it is the responsibility of the rider to be familiar with all of the regulations and to meet them.

Clothing

Riders may race in their national jersey, club jersey or a plain jersey.

  • The apparel cannot be adapted to serve any other purpose apart from that of clothing.
  • It is not permitted to use clothing or skinsuit to which non-essential parts have been added in order to improve their aerodynamic nature such as, for example, wings under the arms or an extension between the helmet and the jersey or suit.
  • The clothing has to conform to the curve of the body in any case.
  • It is forbidden to wear items designed to influence the performances of a rider such as reducing air resistance or modifying the body of the rider (compression, stretching, support).
  • Only "plain textile material" can be used for the apparel, with textile defined as a material made up of yarns and fibers which has an open mesh "fabric" structure.
  • No "mesh-closing" surface treatments or coatings are permitted except for logos and labels.
  • This rule does not apply to gloves.

Shoes, Shoe Covers, Gloves and Socks

  • All shoes that are given an aerodynamic shape by means of a non-essential addition, whether to the heel or front of the shoe will be prohibited. No part of the shoes may exceed the height of the ankle.
  • Shoe covers cannot be used at this Championship (covered track).
  • Socks used in competition must not exceed the mid-distance between the ankle and the knee.
  • Gloves may be used in track competition and cannot be a mitten with one, two or three separations between the fingers.

Helmets

  • Adding a removable cover is not allowed, but the visors are authorized if they are produced specifically for the helmet.
  • There is no regulation about the surface condition, or composition of the material used for the helmet, but it is not possible to add anything to it.
  • It is forbidden to incorporate electronic systems into apparel or helmets.
  • Dimensions of time trial helmets will be regulated.
  • Wearing a rigid safety helmet is mandatory.
  • The helmet must be approved by the official safety standards, must not have been modified, and must not have suffered any shock or accident.

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