Technical Guide 2019

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Overview

The Juventus Cycling Club is again hosting this event in an effort to promote youth cycling in Alberta. Alex Stieda has offered his name to this event and continues to work hard preparing our young Edmonton area athletes. Please consider placing a donation during registration to help us continue to support youth cycling in all disciplines and ability levels.

Race Organizers

Bill Burtnik
burtnik@shaw.ca
+1-780-934-1558


Dan Nelson
dan.nelson@stiedaclassic.com
+1-780-991-9805

Event Weekend

Dates & Locations

  1. Road Race: Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:01
  2. Criterium: Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 09:31

Weekend Race Format

We are hosting two separate standalone events. Each event category will be prized at least three deep. The criterium will be a points race.

Donations To Youth Cycling

Juventus Cycling supports youth cycling.  Through our development programs, we consistently place road, track, mountain, and cyclocross riders on provincial and national teams.  Donations received will help cover athlete costs to compete at BC Youth Provincials and Junior Track Cycling Worlds.  Please consider placing a donation to help these young athletes chase their dreams in our Zone 4 registration page.

ABA/CC/UCI Regulations

As always review the ABA/CC/UCI regulations found on the ABA website. Here’s some quick links related to the road.

Notes From The ABA

Wheel Cars

“Wheel cars will be wheels in wheels out unless the car is full where then it will become neutral.” See the 2017 rule changes for additional information.

Women’s Ability Categories

According to 2017’s regulation changes, Women’s races will continue to be broken down into 1/2/3 & 4/5. Category 3 women must race with the 1/2 group.

Disc Brakes

Disc brakes are permitted.

For more information see the Cycling Canada’s Companion Guide (Page 13).

Race Numbers

Each racer is assigned a Race Number to be used throughout the year. All racers that have already acquired their number must use it for this race. Failing to bring your personal race number to this event will result in a fine of $10 (CASH) to help cover the cost of a replacement number. There are no exceptions to this rule. Make sure to check that you have your numbers well before your start time.

Rider Conduct

Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated, including but not limited to public urination, littering, use of profane language and verbal abuse of officials.

Anti-Doping Rule Violation

The ABA complies with and fully supports the UCI anti-doping regulations, the clauses of the World Anti-Doping Code and its international standards to which the UCI anti-doping regulations refer and to the anti-doping regulations of other competent bodies as per the regulations of the UCI.

Road Stage

Overview

The Category 1/2 race will begin at 11:01 on Saturday late-morning. All subsequent ability categories will start in five minute intervals. This race is comprised of laps approximately 36km in length with a 7km gravel shortcut heading eastbound.

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.

Directions

49402 Range Rd 234
Rolly View, AB T0C 2K0

Edmonton To Rolly View

Calgary To Rolly View

Start Times & Laps

Category Start Time Laps Total Distance
Men 1/2 11:01 3 107km
Men 3 11:05 3 107km
Women 1/2/3 11:10 3 107km
Men 4 11:16 2 72km
Men 5 11:21 2 72km
Women 4/5 11:24 2 72km
U15/U17 11:28 1 36km
Prizing and podiums will commence as soon as we receive the results from the Commissaire's table at the finish line.

Parking

The Rolly View Community Hall is the staging site for this road race. The gravel parking lot may be a little tight, so please park intelligently and be considerate of others. The hall will be open to use the rest room facilities.

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

License check & sign-in will open at 10:00am just inside the hall. Seeing as the first race is off at 11:01am, license check and sign in will close at 10:45.

Blush Lane Organic Market | SPUD.ca

Blush Lane & SPUD.ca has provided a bounty of fresh fruit and healthy organic bars. Take some for the ride and come back and enjoy after the race is over.

Number Placement

Two jersey numbers and a frame plate.

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

Vehicles

No team or unauthorized following vehicles are permitted in the road race.

Commissaire Vehicles

There will be a Commissaire vehicle with race radio following each category of the race.

Wheel Vehicles

Wheel cars will follow the peloton of each ability category. Wheels are not neutral UNLESS the wheel car is full. Drop your spare wheels off in the respective ability level’s wheel car. The wheel cars will be parked at marked locations at the Rolly View community hall and can be loaded up to approximately 10:55.

Wheels from your ability level will return to the Rolly View community hall once your race is completed.

First Aid & Emergency Services

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

Gravel Section

We have been working closely with Leduc County to make the gravel section on Township Road 492 as safe as possible. This gravel section is mostly hard-packed dirt and we’d be lying if we didn’t think most of the ride will be spent near the shoulder of the road. The surface is smooth with no significant potholes or washboard. There is a small descent that will be quick and should not pose any problems as the peloton will be strung out during that segment of the gravel section. Leduc County will be grading in advance of the race and the Juventus volunteers will be out with rakes and shovels to groom problem sections.  25mm (or 28mm) tires are a good choice, several of us rode it without issue on 23mm tires.
The centre line rule will continue to be enforced, as there is a possibility of vehicular traffic driving into the flow of the race.

Using dirt/gravel as part of the course provides an opportunity to connect roads while avoiding busier sections of highway.  The race organizers concede that may not suit everyone.  We plan to host a safe and fair event. We also hope that you approach this race with an open mind and come out to support road racing in Alberta.

Feed Zone

We will be following UCI feed zone regulations: “Feeding is prohibited on climbs, descents and during the first 30 and last 20 km”.

The feed zone has been placed on Range Road 233 beginning at Township Road 484 and is 250m in length. It will be marked with the green feed zone flags. You may feed only on laps two and three.

U15/U17 riders should bring enough nutrition for the duration of their single-lap race.

Instructions To Feeders & Team Support

Feeders must keep vehicles completely off the road surface, including the shoulder. Race organizers and local residents will not tolerate any litter or waste left behind. Feel free to find safe parking on Township Road 484 and simply walk to the feed area.

Instructions To Racers

Bottles and trash are only to be discarded in the feed zones. Failure to abide will result in fines.

Finish Line

The finish line is approximately 300m south of Township 492 just after the gravel section concludes.

The finishing sprint must not cross the centre line. You will run the risk of being relegated or disqualified should you violate the centre line rule.

At the conclusion of your race, proceed with extreme care when turning around to head back north to the Rolly View community hall.

End Of Race Celebrations

Podium Presentations

Podium presentations will be held once we receive the results from the Commissaire table at the finish line. Please be patient with us as this is sorted out.

Prizing

Prizing will be determined after registration closes.

Category First Place Second Place Third Place
U15 $25 $20 $15
U17 $40 $30 $20
Men 1/2 $100 $75 $60
Men 3 $80 $70 $60
Men 4 $70 $60 $50
Men 5 $60 $50 $40
Women 1/2/3 $100 $75 $60
Women 4/5 $60 $50 $40

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 have several coffee urns on site to begin our day. Help yourself to their delicious coffee while it lasts.

As mentioned above, Blush Lane Organic Market & SPUD.ca have kindly donated a vast selection of nutritious fruit and bars to tide you over until later.

Please come join us after the day’s racing is over at Al Centro. Antonio has closed the restaurant down just for us. Come treat yourself to a cocktail and try out their delicious Roman-style pizza and Italian comfort food.

Criterium

Overview

This Criterium route is approximately a kilometer long and will be run as a simple points race. 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.

Address

141 Street & 79 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5R 3C1

Notes

Points Race Format

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. Do not setup tents on 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 08:30 at ABA tent set up near 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 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.

Criterium Prizing

Prizing will be determined after registration closes.

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 have several urns of their delicious drip coffee on site to get us going in the morning.

Blush Lane Organic Market & SPUD.ca will be onsite visiting riders and volunteers with some of their nutritious goodies. Make sure to say hello!

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