Race rules

Rules for the Ultra Cycling Tour de la Vanoise 2022

Cycling events 300 km, 120 km, 70 km and 32 km

The ULTRA CYCLING TOUR DE LA VANOISE® is a cyclosportive event under the aegis of the French Cycling Federation (FFC), organised by the association “Florian Hudry Cycling Project” and offering several distances.

All practical information concerning the race will be updated on the website: cyclo-tour-vanoise.com

Four formats proposed:

  • 315 km – 8,500 metres of positive altitude difference
  • 120 km – 3,850 metres of positive altitude difference
  • 70 km – 2 000 metres of positive altitude difference
  • 32 km – 1,900 metres of positive altitude difference

The start will be given in groups.

COVID 19: In the event of a pandemic, registrations will automatically be renewed for the next edition.

Conditions of participation

The event is open to all, licensed and non-licensed cyclists and cyclosportives aged 18 years and over. Course 32 is open to competitors aged 16 years and over, provided that they give parental authorisation on the day of the event.

  • FFC, UFOLEP, FSGT, FF Handisport & FFTri licence holders only will have to provide a photocopy of their 2022 licence when registering, perfectly legible.
  • FFCT, FFC Pass’Loisirs, Service, Encadrement, Arbiter licensees will have to provide a photocopy of a medical certificate at the time of registration indicating the non contraindication to the practice of cycling in competition dating less than 1 year before the day of the race. The certificate must be perfectly legible, dated and signed by the doctor with his stamp.
  • Foreign participants, whether or not they have a licence, must provide a medical certificate in French only (or original + 1 translated version in French) indicating that they are not contraindicated to practice cycling in competition and dated less than 1 year before the day of the race.

Without a valid licence or medical certificate, the collection of the number will be refused. No liability waiver will be accepted.

To participate in the race, each participant acknowledges :

  • To have read the present regulations and accept them in their entirety
  • To be aware of the risks associated with cycling, such as individual or collective falls
  • To have acquired a confirmed cycling level
  • Be fully aware of the difficulty of the event
  • Know how to deal with the realities of riding on uneven courses and in weather conditions that may be difficult (heavy rain, cold…)
  • Show respect for private property crossed by the course.
  • Provide assistance and help to any participant in difficulty
  • Respect the compulsory equipment

Participants compete as individuals. The organiser reserves the right to limit the number of participants without notice.

Course

  • 32 km : Departure on the 2nd of July at 2pm from the junction of the road leading up to Bozel and St Laurent-de-la-Côte (500 m after SUPER U Sallin-les-Thermes). Arrival in Val Thorens.
  • 320 km : Departure on July 2nd at 5:30am from Val Thorens. Arrival in Val Thorens
  • 120 and 70 km : Start on July 3rd at 9.00 am in Val Thorens. Arrival in Val Thorens

Participants will be called to the line 15 minutes before the start for a reminder of the instructions. It is the responsibility of each participant to be present in time for the registration, the briefing and the start of the race.

The roads will be open to traffic, the riders must scrupulously respect the highway code, drive on the right side of the road and adapt their speed. The organisation reserves the right to exclude any participant who does not respect the highway code.

The route is defined subject to prefectural authorization and can be modified by the organizer if necessary.

The detailed route and timetable are available on the website : cyclo-tour-vanoise.com

Time limits

Time barriers will be set up (information on the website). Outside the time limits, the sweep car will remove the participants’ numbers and pass them. The participants will then be in real traffic conditions (no marshals, but the arrows will be maintained).

Bikes

Electric and tandem bikes, VTC, unicycle, recumbent bike, time trial bike, fixed gear bike, folding bike, handbike, bikes with stick wheels and/or lenticular wheels are forbidden.

Each participant must present himself at the start with the cycling and sports equipment listed below, as well as a rigid helmet on his head with the chinstrap fastened, and keep it on for the duration of the event (obligatory).

If the helmet is not worn at the start, the competitor will not be allowed to start the race (withdrawal of the number). If the helmet is not worn during the event, the competitor may be excluded.

The wearing of the equipment listed below is recommended throughout the event, including during the false start:

  • The wearing of a hard shell helmet (CE standards), approved with the chinstrap attached. MANDATORY. Participants lose insurance coverage if they do not wear a helmet.
  • A bicycle pump, a spare inner tube or a puncture-proof spray, if the bicycle is not equipped with tubeless tyres
  • A pair of gloves
  • At least 50cl of water at the start of the race
  • A fully charged mobile phone with a GPS device

If the recommended equipment is not worn, the organisation cannot be held responsible for any incidents and their consequences.

Competitors are responsible for the proper functioning and monitoring of their equipment. Participants acknowledge that the organiser cannot be held responsible for the surveillance of goods or objects in the event of theft or loss. A bike park will be installed near the dining room.) The participants acknowledge that the organisers are not responsible for the surveillance of goods or personal objects in the event of theft or loss. Objects, accessories or bicycles handed over to third parties during the event (whether or not they are members of the organisation) will be under the full responsibility of the participant handing them over.

Registrations

Registration open online from 1 November 2021. Registrations will be made exclusively through this digital channel. For ecological and sanitary reasons, this digital way will also be preferred on site the day before or the day of the event for the registration of participants.

Places are limited.

To validate his online registration, the participant must accurately fill in all the mandatory fields of the form, commit to providing a real and active e-mail address, of which he is indeed the exclusive owner.

The organiser is the sole decision-maker of the selected participants and no dispute will be admissible.

All entries are firm and final. It is forbidden to give away or resell your race number.

With the exception of a medical impossibility or force majeure justified by a certificate before 30/06/2022, no refund will be made by the organiser.

You will need to bring your registration confirmation and your identity card or licence. The timing chips will be to attached to the front of the bike. People who have not validated their registration (medical certificate…) will have to present the supporting documents at the permanence.

Race numbers will be allocated in the order of receipt of the registration forms.

Categories & Awards

The first 3 of the scratch rankings for men and women of the 4 circuits will be rewarded. The first 3 of each category below, men and women, will also be rewarded. The time of the prize-giving will be communicated later on the event website and announced on the announcer’s microphone on the day of the event. The awards ceremony will take place on the day of the event. The prizes are distributed by the partners to the winners. No prize can be exchanged, refunded or sent. No cash prizes will be awarded.

Men and women categories* :

  • Women C1 18/30 (circuit 32 km 16/30)
  • Woman C2 31/40
  • Woman C3 41/50
  • Woman C4 51/60
  • Woman C6 61++
  • Man C1 18/30 (circuit 32 km 16/30)
  • Man C2 31/40
  • Man C3 41/50
  • Man C4 51/60
  • Man C6 61++

* age in the current year.

The handisport category will also be rewarded according to the number of entries.

A special draw (value to be communicated later) will take place after the prize-giving. The prizes will be given exclusively to those present.

Special points during the tests

Follow-up cars

Follow-up cars are not permitted. A broom wagon will circulate at the end of the event (for each course) and may ensure the repatriation of competitors who are victims of major mechanical incidents. Each competitor must be autonomous and must leave with a minimum repair kit.

Refreshments
Several refreshment points are organised on the course. They will be indicated on the maps and course profiles and reminded to participants at the start of the event.

Competitors may be supplied by their companions at other points on the course, provided that the supply is made by a pedestrian, on the right of the road, and that it does not affect the safety of the event and of the other participants.

Refuelling a participant from a moving vehicle is prohibited and will result in the immediate disqualification of the participant.

Eco-responsible behaviour
You will cross magnificent landscapes, and, as in all places, it is strictly forbidden to throw away your waste (cans, paper, energy bars, plastics etc.).

At each feeding station, at the start and at the finish, you will have selective waste bins. The organisation reserves the right to exclude on the spot participants who throw their waste on the side of the road and do not respect these instructions. Those who are excluded from the race will be withdrawn from the draw.

Vanoise National Park
The course will pass a few kilometres within the heart of the Vanoise National Park. The runners will have to respect the rules of the national park.

Fair play” behaviour
Competitors who do not respect the sporting and “fair play” spirit of the event, who are caught in a situation of fraud (lock not respected, early start, route not respected, use or assistance of vehicles, etc.), or who behave in an irresponsible or even dangerous manner (disrespectful or insulting words, incivility, use of doping products, throwing of objects, documents or waste, dangerous driving, infringement of the highway code, etc.) will be penalised according to the case: time penalties of between 5 minutes and 2 hours, downgrading and even exclusion from the event, or even from subsequent events.

Civil liability: the organisers have taken out a contract covering their civil liability and that of the participants involved. It only takes effect on the official route and for the duration of the event.

Additional insurance for non-FFC members is offered at the time of registration.

Individual accident: It is up to the participants to insure themselves at the time of registration.

Material damage and liability: neither the organiser nor its insurer will cover any damage to participants’ equipment, particularly in the event of a fall or theft.

Registration is firm and final.

If circumstances so require, the organiser reserves the right to modify at any time the General Conditions of Sale (route, start times and any other organisational point linked to the smooth running of the event…) as well as the Regulations of the event.

In the event of force majeure beyond its control, unfavourable weather conditions, pandemics or any other circumstance endangering the safety of the competitors, the organisation reserves the right:

  • To modify/defer the start time by a maximum of a few hours
  • To shorten or neutralise the event
  • To stop the event
  • To cancel the event

In the event of a change, the organiser will send vou to inform all registered participants by e-mail, to the address they have given on the registration form. Any changes made shall apply immediately upon notification by any means, including publication of the revised version of these terms and conditions on the event website.

If the event is cancelled for reasons of force majeure or by decision of the prefecture for reasons beyond the control of the organiser, the organisation is relieved of all recourse by the participants. No reimbursement will be made.

The organiser reserves the right to inform the participant of the conditions for postponing the registration. The announcement will be made by e-mail to the address communicated by the participant, on the event website, or on the day of the event, by microphone, on the notice board at the reception and registration points.

In case of non-participation for serious reasons: accident, illness, total incapacity, … reimbursement of the registration fee will only be made on written request and justified (medical certificate) before Friday 01 July (postmarked) to the following address
Florian Hudry cycling project
Lot le renardeau, St Marcel
73440 LES BELLEVILLE

By registering, the participant authorises the organiser, its partners and the media to use the photos on which he/she may appear during the event. The use of these images may in no case infringe upoǹ the private life or reputation of the participant.

The participants are informed that the personal data collected is subject to computer processing intended exclusively to allow the communication of information exclusively related to the event by the organiser of the “ULTRA CYCLING TOUR DE LA VANOISE”.

FLORIAN HUDRY CYCLING PROJECT, responsible for this processing, undertakes not to communicate to third parties the personal data collected in this way.

In accordance with Order No. 2018-1125 of 12 December 2018 taken in application of Article 32 of Law No. 2018-493 of 20 June 2018 relating to the protection of personal data and amending Law No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 relating to information technology, files and freedoms and various provisions concerning the protection of personal data, each participant has a right of access, rectification and opposition to the processing of data concerning him or her by proving his or her identity to the Organiser, by sending a letter to :
Florian Hudry cycling project
Lot le renardeau, St Marcel
73440 LES BELLEVILLE

This authorisation is valid for the duration of the copyright from 1st July 2022.

The “ULTRA CYCLING TOUR DE LA VANOISE” Cyclosportive is under the aegis of the FFC, therefore anti-doping controls may take place on the day of the event.

Registration for the “ULTRA CYCLING TOUR DE LA VANOISE” implies knowledge and unreserved acceptance of all of the present regulations as well as the ethics of the event and all the instructions that the organiser sends to participants.

Contact: or contact form on the website: cyclo-tour-vanoise.com

Rules for the Ultra Cycling Tour de la Vanoise 2022

Bikepacking events 400 km and 750 km

1. Presentation

The ULTRA CYCLING TOUR DE LA VANOISE is a semi-autonomous ultra distance cycling event organised by the “Florian Hudry Cycling Project” association, offering 2 distances in bikepacking. The event takes place in a single stage, passing through checkpoints, on an open road, alone or in a duo in a limited time.

The ULTRA CYCLING TOUR DE LA VANOISE® is a semi-autonomous ultra distance cycling event organised by the “Florian Hudry Cycling Project” association, offering 2 distances in bikepacking. The event takes place in a single stage, passing through checkpoints, on an open road, alone or in duo in a limited time.

Details will also be sent to you by e-mail at the latest 15 days before the start of the race.

Two formats are available:

  • 750 km – 18,500 metres of positive altitude difference. Crossing three countries (France, Italy, Switzerland) – Time limit 60h00
  • 400 km – 10,500 metres of positive altitude changes – Time limit 48 hours

Departures will be given individually every minute, competitors will be equipped with a GPS tracker and will be left to their own devices for the entire course.

One or even two “life bases” will be set up depending on the course, with the possibility of having a bag sent by the organiser.

Duos may be mixed male and female or not and must remain together throughout the course.

COVID 19: In the event of a pandemic, registrations will automatically be renewed for the next edition.

2. Conditions of participation

2.a – EXCELLENT PHYSICAL CONDITION 
The Ultra Cycling Tour de la Vanoise is aimed at cyclists with an excellent physical condition, as well as very good training, who can cover a minimum of 200 km per day or more depending on the format chosen.

The participant must be able to ride completely self-sufficiently over very long distances, both day and night.

The participant is fully aware of the extreme length of the route and its difficulty.

2.b – ACCEPTANCE OF THE EXTREME RISKS OF THE EVENTS
The participant is fully aware that the Ultra Cycling Tour de la Vanoise is an extremely dangerous sporting activity.

The participant is fully aware that he/she may be confronted with extreme and hostile climatic (rain, heat, cold, storms) and geological conditions, particularly in the mountains, and that for such an event the safety of the participant depends solely on his/her ability to adapt to the problems encountered or foreseeable.

The participant is fully aware that he/she must anticipate and adapt to any problems and inform him/herself of possible health risks (water and food).

The participant is fully aware that the role of the organiser is not to help or assist him/her in dealing with problems, even in the event of technical damage or physical or mental problems.

The participant thus accepts unreservedly and irrevocably – by virtue of his registration – all risks associated with the event including, but not limited to

  • the risk of a traffic accident,
  • the risk of injury in the event of a fall,
  • the risk of muscular or articular injuries,
  • the risk of trauma and fractures, particularly to the head,
  • the risk of digestive problems and dehydration,
  • the risk of illness

All of which may lead to total or partial, temporary or permanent disability or death. The participant thus agrees to participate in the race at his/her own risk.

By accepting all the risks of this particularly dangerous event, the Participant unreservedly and irrevocably accepts sole responsibility for any type of damage resulting from his/her participation in the event and of which he/she would be a victim, in particular, but not limited to

  • physical injury,
  • mental injury,
  • moral damage,
  • material damage,
  • damage to image or reputation,
  • professional damage,
  • financial damage of any kind
  • death.

The participant accepts, with full knowledge of the possible consequences, to release the organiser from any and all responsibility in tort and/or contract for any damage that he/she may suffer as a result of the event and its organisation.

The participant therefore waives all recourse against the organiser. The present article constitutes a substantial element of the participant’s acceptance to compete in the Ultra Cycling Tour de la Vanoise and that of the organiser to validate the registration of the said participant.

It is therefore essential to participate in the Ultra Cycling Tour de la Vanoise: To have acquired, prior to the race, a real capacity for personal autonomy, particularly in the mountains, allowing you to manage without outside help the problems caused by this type of event, and particularly

  • Knowing how to deal with extreme climatic conditions that can be very difficult, even fatally dangerous, such as wind, heat, cold, fog, rain, landslides, etc., without outside help
  • Know how to deal with physical and mental problems resulting from extreme fatigue, digestive problems, muscular or joint pain, injuries, etc., even if the participant is isolated from everything.
  • To have acquired, prior to the race, a real capacity for personal autonomy in repairing any technical problem on a bicycle.
  • Have acquired, prior to the race, a real capacity for personal autonomy to set up a bivouac on any type of terrain and to know how to provide themselves with water and food.
  • To have already participated in similar events or endurance events over several days prior to the race

2.c MINIMUM AGE OF PARTICIPANTS
The Ultra Cycling Tour de la Vanoise is open to any person, man or woman of legal age, i.e. over 18 years of age at the start of the event.

2.d TOTAL AUTONOMY

The principle of total autonomy is the rule.

Total autonomy is defined as the ability to be self-sufficient throughout the race, in terms of food (solid and liquid), clothing and safety equipment, allowing for adaptation to any problems encountered or foreseeable (bad weather, physical or mental problems, injuries, etc.), as well as in terms of bivouac, geographical orientation and possible repairs to the bike.

Total autonomy means that the following compulsory rules must be respected:

  • The participant must carry with him throughout the event all his compulsory equipment (see EQUIPMENT paragraph). He must carry this equipment, checked at the start of the race, in his panniers and not exchangeable during the event.
  • The organiser may check the panniers and their contents at any time. The participant must then submit to these checks, on pain of exclusion from the event.
  • No outside assistance is permitted at any time during the course, on pain of exclusion from the event.
  • It is forbidden to be accompanied or to accept to be accompanied during all or part of the race by a non-participant.
  • Drafting (taking advantage of the suction of a runner or any motorised vehicle) is prohibited for participants competing solo.
  • Any person suspected of drafting another rider and vice versa will cause the disqualification of both riders.
  • Drafting is nevertheless tolerated for riders competing in pairs, in the “duo” category. Any group of more than two people, at any time during the event, will be excluded from the race.
  • The participant will buy food (solid and liquid) and possibly equipment from the shops available on the course.
  • The participant will sleep either in a hotel, in a local house or in a bivouac, respecting – in the latter case – the local rules.

3. Registration

3.1 REGISTRATION CONDITIONS

The registration will be considered complete, and will therefore be validated, as soon as it includes the following elements

  • The medical certificate dated less than one year ago mentioning the “non contraindication to the practice of cycling in competition over a distance of 400 or 700 km depending on the desired course.
  • Acceptance of these rules implies acceptance of the extreme risks of the event as indicated in these rules.
  • Payment of registration fees

Any competitor not in possession of these documents will not be allowed to take part in the event.

3.2 CANCELLATION / TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION

Any cancellation, whatever the reason, and even in case of force majeure, will not be reimbursed, given the difficulty of organising such an event. However, in the event of a pandemic or cancellation for external reasons, registrations will be automatically carried over to the next edition.

3.3 CANCELLATION OR MODIFICATION OF THE RACE

The organiser reserves the right to cancel the race or to change the start date of the race no later than fifteen days before the planned start date.

The participant accepts without reservation and irrevocably this right of cancellation or modification of the date of the race, so that his registration has been taken in full knowledge of the facts.

The participant waives the right to hold the organiser liable in the event of cancellation of the event or modification of its date or to demand payment of any compensation in this respect.

In the event of force majeure (in particular bad weather conditions, safety problems, etc.), the organiser reserves the right to stop the event in progress or to modify the course.

In the event of a change in the date of the race, in particular for weather reasons, the registration fee will not be refunded to the participant if he/she decides not to take part in the race for which he/she was registered, but may be carried over to the next edition.

The organiser reserves the right to change the race route and checkpoint locations at any time.

4. Equipment

To participate in the Ultra Cycling Tour de la Vanoise, a compulsory equipment kit is required.

It is important to note that this is only a vital minimum that each participant must complete according to his own capacities. It is particularly important not to choose the lightest equipment to save a few grams, but to choose equipment that will really ensure the best safety against the elements of the road and nature.

Compulsory equipment (which will be checked on the day of the race briefing) :

  • GPS tracker (provided by the organiser)
  • Helmet
  • 1 pair of gloves
  • 1 jacket or jersey with light rain resistance, ideally with hood, to withstand bad weather in the mountains
  • 1 warm protection (e.g. cuff and leggings)
  • Cycling clothing with high visibility reflective tape OR a reflective waistcoat.
  • Bike light at the front of the bike (allow for a long range)
  • Rear light in working order. (Allow for adequate battery life)
  • Bike pump
  • 1 inner tube repair kit (patch + glue + tyre lever)
  • 1 inner tube
  • Mobile phone + charging cord + charging device (dynamo or external battery)
  • 1 survival blanket.
  • 2 water bottles.
  • Passport + a paper photocopy of the passport or identity card

Equipment strongly recommended:

  • 3M reflective tape in 2 positions at the front AND 2 positions at the back of the bike.
  • 1 rear view mirror fixed on the rider’s helmet or the handlebars of his bike.
  • Bivouac equipment (sleeping bag or tent).
  • Multi-function tools such as a
  • Swiss Army knife.
  • Means of payment.
  • 1 pair of brake pads (for mechanical braking) or 1 pair of brake pads (for disc braking)
  • 1 autonomous energy production system (dynamo or solar panel type)
  • First aid kit recommended

5. Bib

Each participant will be given an individual number on presentation of :

  • Photo ID,
  • The compulsory equipment.

The number must be visible at all times during the entire race. The name and logo of the organiser’s partners must not be hidden or modified.

6. Security

The Ultra Cycling Tour de la Vanoise is above all an adventure and secondarily a race. The organiser reminds the participants of the dangers of cycling on open roads in the presence of vehicles and wild animals.

Mutual aid between participants is not allowed (food, repairs) except for pairs. It is the responsibility of each participant to provide assistance or help to any person in danger or injured and to notify the emergency services if necessary.

The participant must be aware that in the event of any medical assistance, the nearest hospital or rescue service may take hours to reach and that helicopter evacuation may not be possible.

7. Time limits

The Ultra Cycling Tour de la Vanoise is an endurance event that takes place in a limited time, the time limit for the 400 km will be (2 days) 48h00 and for the 750 km (2 days and a half) 60 hours maximum.

8. Drop out

If the participant’s GPS tracker does not indicate any significant movement (more than 50 km) for 12 hours, the participant will be considered to have abandoned the race and will be disqualified.

In case of withdrawal, the participant will have to inform the organiser by any means by WhatsApp or SMS message to +33 (0)6 63 54 31 51 and return the loaned equipment (GPS tracker), at the participant’s expense, either to the organiser’s address at the race venue allowing him/her to receive the loaned equipment, or to the organiser’s address after this date (Florian Hudry Cycling Project, Lot le renardeau, St Marcel 73440 LES BELLEVILLE, FRANCE).

In all cases, the participant will have to sign a contract, before the start of the race, in order to obtain his GPS Tracker. The contract will commit the participant to reimburse the race organizer in case of loss or damage of the GPS tracker, or if he/she is not able to return the GPS tracker with the 10th of July 2022, for an amount of 200 euros.

The participant will be responsible for his or her own means of leaving the race and returning to his or her home or any other place he or she wishes.

The participant, having accepted the extreme risks of the event as set out in article 2b of these rules, expressly and irrevocably releases the organiser from all responsibility and assistance relating to his/her evacuation and/or repatriation to any place.

It is therefore strongly recommended that the participant anticipates a possible withdrawal in order to organise his/her evacuation/repatriation.

In the event of injury during the event, the assistance of an external helper, in addition to that of another participant, such as a doctor, first-aider, fireman, ambulance, hospital (etc.) is possible and recommended.

In case of injury during the event, the costs resulting from the use of rescue or evacuation means, even if exceptional, will be borne by the rescued participant who must also ensure his own return to the place where he was evacuated. This applies even if the participant asks the organiser to call for help.

The participant must therefore have taken out insurance to cover any type of damage linked to the event, as stated in article 10 below: INSURANCE.

The participant will be able to use his GPS tracker with an SOS device indicating that he needs emergency assistance.

Any abuse, including a false alarm, will be the full responsibility of the participant.

The organiser reserves the right to withdraw a participant from the race if he/she shows signs of advanced fatigue or excessive injury. The participant accepts without reservation this possibility of being excluded from the race.

However, this does not mean that the organiser has any role in monitoring the participant’s health or physical and mental capacities.

9. Penalization / Disqualification

The organiser may, during the event, check compliance with these regulations and carry out any checks and immediately apply the following penalties at his discretion

  • Littering: appreciated by the organiser
  • Non-respect of persons (organiser, participant, third parties): assessed by the organiser
  • Failure to assist a participant in difficulty: assessed by the organiser
  • Lack of a visible race number: assessed by the organiser
  • Lack of visibility of the organiser’s sponsor: assessed by the organiser
  • Unauthorised drafting: assessed by the organiser
  • Failure to comply with local rules (particularly the highway code): assessed by the organiser
  • Compulsory route not respected: assessed by the organiser

The participant will be disqualified in the following cases:

  • Any act of cheating (use of transport, exchange of number or GPS tracker, etc.): disqualification

  • Absence of compulsory equipment: disqualification

  • Prohibited assistance: disqualification

  • Refusal to comply with an order from the organiser: disqualification

  • Absence of a GPS tracker signal for more than 24 hours: according to the decision of the organiser

  • Failure to pass a checkpoint/base camp: disqualification

  • Presence of a group of more than 2 riders: disqualification of the group

  • Use of doping products prohibited by the A.M.A.: disqualification

  • Lack of insurance of the participant: disqualification

  • Absence of significant movement over 24 hours: as decided by the organiser

10. Insurance

Each participant must be in possession of personal accident insurance for the duration of the event covering all damage that he/she may cause to himself/herself (fall, injury, disability, death, etc.) as well as the costs of search and evacuation in France (and Europe for the 750 course) and possibly repatriation to his/her country of residence.

The participant must also be in possession of civil liability insurance for the duration of the event, guaranteeing any damage that the participant may cause to others in France (and in Europe for the 750 course).

The participant is fully aware that he/she has accepted all the risks associated with the event as indicated in article 2b above, so that by entering this event, he/she releases the organiser from all responsibility for any damage he/she may suffer as a result of this event.

11. Course

The course of the Ultra Cycling Tour de la Vanoise consists of linking one or more checkpoints from the starting point to the finishing point, according to the compulsory route provided by the organiser.

The location of the checkpoints will be communicated at the latest 15 days before the race.

Each runner must pass through these points or be disqualified. In the event of a dispute or malfunction of the tracker, all material evidence (e.g. receipt) and immaterial evidence (photos, videos) will be studied by the organisation to validate or not the disqualification.

Each checkpoint has an opening window which will be communicated to you at the latest 15 days before the event. Participants who do not reach the checkpoints in time will not be entitled to any of the above-mentioned benefits upon arrival at the checkpoints.

The locations of the checkpoints can be changed by the organiser up to 15 days before the start of the event.

12. Rankings

Only participants arriving in Val Thorens (finish line of the race) will be ranked.

A general classification will be established with :

  • a men’s “solo” classification
  • a “solo” women’s ranking
  • a “duo” classification

If one of the riders in a pair drops out, the rider reaching the finish line will be classified as “out of category”, outside the general classification.

If the participant does not follow the compulsory route provided by the organiser, he will not be classified.

A participant with one or more individual sponsors is authorised to take part in the event and may display the logos and names of his sponsor(s) on the clothing and equipment used during the event.

The organiser is the owner of the exploitation rights of the event that it organises under the legally registered Ultra Cycling Tour de la Vanoise brand.

Any still or filmed image of the event is therefore the exclusive property of the organiser.

Any communication about the event or the use of the event in any form and on any medium whatsoever must respect the name of the event, the registered trademark and with the express agreement of the organiser.

Any commercial use of the name and/or images of the event may only be made on the basis of a written contract with the organiser.

The participant grants the organiser the right to exploit directly or in derivative form throughout the world – for the advertising, promotion and sale of the equipment which is the subject of this contract, as well as for any advertising or promotional campaign in favour of the organiser or its brands/patents – his or her name, first name, nickname, image, silhouette and voice, and this on any medium and by any means of communication known or unknown to date and for all the duration of the protection currently granted to these direct or derived exploitations by the legislative or regulatory provisions, the judicial or arbitration decisions of any country as well as by the current or future international conventions, including for the possible extensions which could be brought to this duration, in particular posters, publications or articles of press, television, radio, Internet, UMTS, CD-rom, video games, clothing, packaging.

Duos can be mixed male and female and must remain together throughout the course.

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