Regulations and UCI Articles

The UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships will be conducted per 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 apply 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

The UCI license contains an 11-digit number (ex: 000 000 000 00)

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 cannot reach the minimum numbers in either category, they will be combined 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 8 participants

Combining age groups: The Championship races typically run with separate races for each age identified above. However, if there are not enough racers in an age group for medals, two age groups may be combined. If 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 typically combined if the age group has less than 8 participants for individual events or 12 participants for mass start events. 

ELITE RIDER ELIGIBILITY

If you race in elite UCI races, ensure that you meet the new UCI rules covering this Championship Race eligibility. Proper interpretation of these rules is 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 before the races. Bikes will be weighed and measured to assure conformance. If mounted with a manufacturer's attachment device designed for mounting to the bicycle without affecting the bicycle's certification, cameras are allowed. 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 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 rider's responsibility to be familiar with all the regulations and 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 wear 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 must conform to the curve of the body
  • It is forbidden to wear items designed to influence a rider's performance, such as reducing air resistance or modifying the rider's body (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 with 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 given an aerodynamic shape utilizing a non-essential addition
  • No part of the shoes may exceed the height of the ankle.
  • Socks used in competition must not exceed the mid-distance between the ankle and the knee.
  • Gloves used in track competition 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 manufacturer's 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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