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.

Age Categories are based on 35+ in 5 year age groups

Medals are not warded to any Age Category with less than 6 participants

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 for medals, two age groups may be combined. In the event that two age groups are combined to create a group large enough to award medals, medals will be awarded for the combined age group, not for each age group separately.

Age groups are normally combined if the age group has less than 6 participants for individual events or 12 participants for mass start events. These 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

All equipment (bicycles, uniforms and accessories) must comply with UCI regulations. Bike inspections will be performed prior to the races. Bikes will be weighed and measured to assure conformance. Cameras are allowed if they are mounted with a manufacturer’s attachment device designed for mounting to the bicycle without affecting the certification of the bicycle. Electronic displays must not be visible in competition.

UCI regulations for bicycles, uniforms and equipment can be found in Part 1 of the UCI regulations, found here: http://www.uci.ch/inside-uci/rules-and-regulations/regulations/

All equipment is also regulated by the UCI Clarification Guide of the Technical Regulations, found here: http://www.uci.ch/mm/Document/News/Rulesandregulation/16/51/61/ClarificationGuideoftheUCITechnicalRegulation-2017.01.01-ENG_English.pdf

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
  • 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.

Shoes, Shoe Covers, Gloves and Socks

  • All shoes that are given an aerodynamic shape by means of a non-essential addition
  • 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 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 and attached solely with the manufacturers mounting system (no tape closures).
  • No material of any kind may be added to the helmet (tape, surface treatments, etc.)
  • It is forbidden to incorporate electronic systems into apparel or helmets (radios, transmitters, etc).
  • 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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