Criterium

Overview

This Criterium route is approximately a kilometer long and will be run as a simple points race. Points earned in the Criterium will count directly against your overall Omnium standing. The Mens Category 5 ability level will open the day’s races. The map below shows the general location (if the embedded Google Map doesn’t appear use this link).

The Strava route can be found here.

Notes

  • This race will be run in the counter-clockwise direction.
  • A motorcycle will be leading the race out to keep the course clear and safe for spectators and racers.

Points Race Format

  • Points will be awarded every 4 laps.
  • 5, 3, 2 & 1 points to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place rider across the line.
  • DOUBLE POINTS WILL BE AWARDED ON FINAL SPRINT (10, 6, 4, & 2).
  • Awarded points apply directly to your overall Omnium standing.
  • The bell will be rung at the beginning of each sprint/point lap.
  • The same bell will be used to signify the final lap. Keep your eye on the lap board.
  • Lapping the field is worth 20 points.
  • Individual riders that are lapped may be pulled from the race at the discretion of the Commissaire. Zero points will be awarded to the pulled riders point tally for the stage.
  • In the case of a crash or mechanical difficulty you must report to the commissaire in the wheel pit. Do not return to the wheel pit against the grain of the race.
  • No free laps will be given for mechanical incidents that occur in the last 3 laps of the race.

Start Times & Laps

Category Start Time Laps Total Distance Estimated Duration
Men 5 09:31 20 20km 35 minutes
Women 4/5 10:15 16 16km 35 minutes
Men 4 11:00 24 24km 45 minutes
Women 1/2/3 11:55 28 28km 50 minutes
U15/U17 12:55 16 16km 35 minutes
Men 3 13:40 28 28km 45 minutes
Men 1/2 14:35 32 32km 50 minutes

Parking

Suggested parking areas around the course are found in the Google Map above.

Parking found inside the course is at a premium and you may be denied access depending on the time of day and the pace of the races.

Team Tents

Unless the weather is poor, we ask that team tents be placed on the grass in the green space. We do want tents to be set up on the 140 Street. Emergency services and sponsors will be using this area.

License Check & Sign-In (Number Pickup If Applicable)

License check & sign-in will open at 09:00 at ABA tent set up near Da Capo and the porta-potties. This is the blue section of the green space in the Google Map.

A $10 fee will be charged for replacement numbers (bring cash).

License check and sign-in will end 20 minutes before your category’s race start time.
Refer to the Start Times section above.

Number Placement

Two jersey numbers and a frame plate.

Number Pinning Right Side

Number placement on the jersey is on the right shoulder and lower back.

Wheel Pit

The wheel pit is located west of the finish area. It is a rider’s responsibility to supply their own wheels identified with a race number. We will have a marshal in the pit making sure that wheels are checked in/out accordingly. Remember that wheels are NOT neutral, you must only take a wheel with your race number on it.

Do not forget to grab your wheels at the end of the race.

First Aid & Emergency Services

An ambulance and several paramedics will be on the course. The nearest hospital is the Misericordia Community Hospital.

End Of Race Celebrations

Please be patient while officials and organizers talley the points to determine race winners.

Podium Presentations

Criterium podium presentations will be held shortly after the race ends at the podium area located near the ABA tents and sign in.

Omnium podiums will commence immediately following the criterium podiums.

Criterium Prizing

Category First Place Second Place Third Place
U15 $40 $30 $20
U17 $40 $30 $20
Men 1/2 $100 $75 $60
Men 3 $100 $75 $60
Men 4 $75 $60 $50
Men 5 $75 $60 $50
Women 1/2/3 $100 $75 $60
Women 4/5 $75 $60 $50

Omnium Points

The points you earn in the Criterium are applied to your weekend Omnium ranking.

The summary of omnium points can be found on the race home page

ABA Points

This event will be part of the Alberta Provincial Road Series with series and upgrade points available according to the ABA Points Schedule B:

Place 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
ABA-PTS 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 2

Food & Refreshments

Da Capo Caffé will be on location all day serving up their delicious coffee.