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BBCh23 RACE #08 - TTT & *ITT (Merckx-style ITT)
When : Sunday, 17th Sept 2023
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/hRxQSWyBbbfvpdv17
Reporting Time : 6:00AM (50 mins before rider’s start time)
Distance : 30.5KM (as per car odometer and may vary little bit as per Cyclo-comp or Garmin)
Strava Route: https://strava.app.link/UG5WTpDLhBb
Race Start : 7:00 AM (As per your allocated time)
Cut-off Time for all : 75mins (From your start time)
TTT Race Fee : Online -INR 799/- (e.g – a team – 3 pays Rs 799×3 = Rs. 2397), NO Spot Registration (Excl. Ticket Charges)
ITT Race Fee : Online -INR 799/- (NO Spot Registration)(Excl. gateway charges)
Note : Registration will be closed by Thursday, 14th Sept (Midnight)
Team Members: Team may be made up of a MINIMUM OF TWO & MAXIMUM OF THREE riders at the start of the Race.
Note: As the event organisers, we reserve all the right to change the event date, distance, category start time, route, categories, locations, and etc of the event at any time before the event, depending on the prevailing situation and circumstances. We will make every effort to inform you of any changes as soon as possible.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Update: BBCh23 Race #08 | TTT & *ITT (Merckx-style ITT)
We are pleased to announce the inclusion of the ITT race alongside the TTT event. Please note that the ITT will follow a Merckx-style TT format, and the use of aerobars is not permitted in the ITT category. Furthermore, all types of bikes, including road bikes, MTBs, hybrid bikes, and gravel bikes, are allowed in all ITT categories. There are no age-specific or bike-specific category restrictions.
Here are the details of the ITT categories, primarily designed for those who may not be participating in the team-based TTT event:
1. ITT Categories:
ITT Men (Pro / Elite): This category is open to Elite, Masters, Professional Riders, State or National Riders, and those who have previously participated in the Elite/Master category.
ITT Men (Amateur / Beginners): All amateur or beginner riders are eligible for this category. Elite, Masters, Professional Riders, State or National Riders, and those who have previously participated in the Elite or Master category are not eligible to race in this category.
ITT Women: This category is open to all women, regardless of their age.
2. No Points: Please note that Road Championship points will NOT be considered for this event (TTT and ITT).
If you have any questions or uncertainties, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email at email@example.com.
Teams of Minimum 2 riders and Maximum 3 for all categories
Elite: Any combination of riders from Elite / Masters / Women Masters / Amateur / U-18 / Women is allowed to form a team in Elite category
Amateur: Any combination of riders from Amateur / Masters / U-18 / Women is allowed to form a team in Amateur category
Non-Road Bike: All riders in the team need to be Non-Road Biker
Masters: All riders need to be above 40+ years to qualify for this category
Women Masters: All riders need to be above 40+ years to qualify for this category
Women: All riders in the team need to be female to qualify for this category
U-18: All riders in the team need to be U-18 to fall in this category
Note: Team Members can not add, exchange or swap once it registered.
Race Course Details:
Race Venue: https://goo.gl/maps/hRxQSWyBbbfvpdv17
How to Get There : The start point is situated on the main road, 500 mtr from KIADB Venue (towards Devanahalli).
Strava Route: https://strava.app.link/UG5WTpDLhBb
The Route : Out and back along the New peripheral ring road, starting on the main road. Stay on the highway for approximately 15km, and take a U-turn from uder the flyover.
Further Details on race page
Note: You might get notifications from the partners once in a while.
3. Non-Road Bike
4. Men Master (40+)
5. Under-18 Open
7. Women Master (40+)
8. ITT Men
9. ITT Women
1. Elite category is also open for all men who want to race irrespective of age. But this category has an experience barrier since this is the category where most of the professionals take part in. It is better to have a good level of experience to enroll into Elite category otherwise it might cause inconvenience for the entire peloton due to lack of bike handling skills and general racing experience.
Note: Whoever competes in Elite category should stick to Elite category for the rest of the season, they can’t go back to Amateur in other Road/MTB races of this season. – All racers who have represented their individual states or UTs have to compulsorily compete at the Elite category.
2. Amateur category is open for anybody who wants to race irrespective of age.
3. Non-Road Bike Category is for only non-road bikers. Cyclist can use hybrid, MTB, Foldie. Note: Fixie and Single Speed Bike is not allowed in this category, they can register in other category.
4. Men Masters category is for anybody who is above 40 years of age.
5. Women: – Girls below the age of 18 may opt for Women category also if they wish to. 6. WOMEN MASTER (40+)
This category is for women who are ABOVE the age of 40 years as on the race day. The Women Master category is created to cater to women participants who think they can compete against women who are younger. This category will mirror the distances that the women category races at.
Note: 1) Whoever participates in the Women Master category should stick to the Master category for the rest of the season, they can’t go back to Women category in other road races of that particular season. 2) Women above 40 who want to race the distances that the Elite racers do and want to compete at the Masters can still choose to do so by registering in the Open Masters category. 3) We need a minimum of 10 participants on race day in the Women Master category. In case of lesser number of participation, then the Women Master category will merged with Women category and all women riders will share the same podium irrespective of their age.
7. Open Under-18 category is common for both boys and girls who are below the age of 18. Girls below the age of 18 may opt to compete in the Women category also if they wish to.
– Photo and Birthdate ID card mandatory.
– It’s mandatory for parent/guardian/team manager to accompany their U-18 participants.
– Parent/Guardian/team manager owns full responsibility for the safety of the participant. They will have to sign the indemnity form before issue of BIB, without which the participant will not be allowed to take part in the race.
What is is Merckx-style TT format?
The Merckx-style time trial (TT) format is a type of individual time trial in cycling named after the legendary Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx. In a Merckx-style TT, the rules are designed to make the race more about the rider’s abilities rather than the equipment they use. Here are the key characteristics of a Merckx-style TT:
Equipment Restrictions: In a Merckx-style TT, riders are limited in terms of the equipment they can use. Specifically, they are not allowed to use aerodynamic time trial bikes, aero helmets, or other specialized aerodynamic equipment. Riders must use a standard road bike with traditional drop handlebars and a regular helmet.
Clothing: Riders must also wear standard cycling clothing, rather than the aerodynamic or specialized time trial suits often used in conventional time trials.
Positioning: Riders are not allowed to adopt extreme aerodynamic positions commonly seen in time trials, such as the “super tuck” or “aero tuck” positions.
The Merckx-style TT format aims to level the playing field by reducing the impact of expensive, specialized equipment and focusing on the rider’s pure cycling abilities. It emphasizes the rider’s fitness, pacing, and strategy rather than relying heavily on the advantages of aerodynamics.
This format is often used in amateur or recreational cycling events to promote fair competition and to make time trials more accessible to a wider range of participants who may not have access to expensive time trial equipment.
|Team Time Trial – Rules & Regulations :|
Teams may be made up of a minimum of two riders and a maximum of three riders at the start of the race.
Elite, Amateur, Masters, Non-Road Bike, Women, and under-18 teams must include only riders from those individual categories.
There will be no championship points earned by the individual riders. Teams with more than THREE riders can submit a second (and third) team to race the TTT.
Race Notes :
1. What is this start list for ?
– Rider/Team will start as per the start list.
2. I see two times? start time (race clock) & start time (real time), what are they ?
– race clock will be started when first rider/team starts, real time is for your reference at what time you will start(real time is in IST)
3. When should i/team collect bib ?
– you can plan your arrival as according to your team start time. Make sure your team lined up 5 mins before your start time.
4. What is the time interval ?
– 30 Secs (It may vary on participants number)
5. How is the start order designed
– Start order is designed based on last years results, winner will go in last.
6. What will happen if a rider/team miss their start time ?
– Team will loose his time or team has to start at last.
7. What is the use of having a start list ?
* It is the standard format of TTT to publish start order before race.
* Participants/Team can plan their start (warm-up and nutrition)
* This will help participants/team to plan arrival before their start time.
What is a ITT? :
Race Notes :
3. When should i collect my bib ?
4.What is the time interval ?
5. How is the start order designed?
6. What will happen if a person miss his start time ?
7. What is the use of having a start list ?
8. Where should i put my bib ?
- It’s a pretty even and smooth road surface.
- Water and refreshments will be available at the venue.
- Riders are expected to be on self supported race mode including mechanical
fixing, flat fixing, carrying their own toolkit, towing of the cycle if required etc.
- Emergency ambulance support will be available (Thanks to Sparsh hospital and Spectrum Physio.
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- Any rider can contact the race director through a specified BBCh
phone number which will be active ONLY on race day (+91 9886046777)
- Riders are expected to read and understand and adhere to the
rules of the race available on the website
- The race referee reserves the sole discretion of analyzing any situation
during the race and his opinion will be considered final.
- Registration is strictly Online https://www.bbch.in/ and no spot registration will be allowed
- If you would like to get in touch with the the core team, please do shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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