RULES OF THE WISH ONE MILLAU GRANDS CAUSSES
Art 1 – Presentation
WISH ONE MILLAU GRANDS CAUSSES is reserved for all cyclists, men and women.
This race will take place on the 15th and 16th of June 2024, starting from Millau, over a distance of 145km and 101km for the UCI races and 80km and 40km for the Open, Cadets and Juniors races.
The GPX track of the race will be sent to each participant one week before the race.
A UCI Gravel World Series event is a mass competition event with a mass start (or wave start with intervals between starting age categories) that is timed for all participants and separate results by age category and gender.
Riders must respect the rules of the road throughout the event on the entire course. The UCI Gravel World Championships is the last event of the series, open to every qualified rider in the series, but also to elite riders selected by their national federation.
The Open, Cadet and Junior races are not part of the UCI Gravel World Series but follow the same organisation and regulations.
Art 2 – Conditions of participation
Must be over 18 years old for UCI and Open races, between 13 and 15 years old for Cadets, between 15 and 18 years old for Juniors
Timekeeping by transponder
Helmet Mandatory during the whole event
Medical certificate less than 12 months old, authorising participation in the event.
For UCI races:
Medical certificate: in order to confirm the physical fitness of a cyclist to take part in a UCI Gran Fondo World Series race:
a) either the participant has a licence (which has been issued following the presentation of a medical certificate stating that there is no medical reason why the participant should not be cycling) issued by a national cycling federation affiliated to the UCI; or
b) the participant has a medical certificate issued by a doctor, stating that there is no medical reason why the participant should not be cycling
Technical or food assistance by a vehicle or by people on the side of the road is forbidden except in the area identified by the organisation.
Remember to make arrangements for repairs.
Refreshments are provided and you will have everything you need to eat well.
You must unconditionally respect the highway code and all French laws throughout the event.
You must unconditionally respect the instructions of the organisers and the volunteers/signallers.
It is strictly forbidden to ride with headphones.
You must always follow the directions of the race marshals.
If someone from the organisation asks you to stop, you must stop immediately.
Participation in the rider briefing is mandatory.
You must follow the official GPX track.
You may not leave the GPX track except with the agreement of a member of the organisation.
Shortcuts, cuts and leaving the official GPX track are forbidden and will result in disqualification.
It is your responsibility to know the official GPX track, the absence of signposting is not an excuse for cutting or shortcuts.
Any participant will be disqualified in case of destruction or deterioration of public or private space and will be responsible to cover the costs incurred.
The race management reserves the right to make changes to the race, delay the start times and/ or postpone the event if necessary for safety or security purposes or at the request of the relevant authorities.
At the end of the race, return the equipment that has been lent to you (such as the transponder used for timing) or you will be liable to pay the organisation the sum of 100€.
The tracks and routes proposed sometimes use private property or areas where traffic is regulated outside the days of the event.
Therefore, the use of the track is exclusively reserved for the race and the participants of the event.
Art 3 – General conditions
By participating in the Wish One Millau Grands Causses:
I stay focused so as not to put my safety at risk, I stay in control of my speed and my bike, I commit myself to give the best of myself while respecting others (organizers, riders, public…), I come first because I want to be part of the race. I will not hold the Wish One Racing Association responsible in case of a fall or other damage. I commit myself to come with a well maintained bike with good settings.
In the event of a fall or equipment problem on the course, please leave the course and stop the race if you are unable to start again in good conditions and inform the organisers as soon as possible.
I acknowledge that I remain responsible for my participation in the event and that no claim or action of any kind whatsoever can be considered admissible against the Wish One Racing association or the event partners.
Art 4 – Cancellation of registration
For participants who wish to do so, a “cancellation” insurance is proposed at the time of registration to one of the races of the Wish One Millau Grands Causses by the platform Sport N Connect. This option must be subscribed before the validation of the order. This option allows the participant, under certain conditions established by the insurer chosen by the organiser, to be reimbursed for the registration fees paid.
If the rider has not taken out cancellation insurance, he/she will not be able to make any request for reimbursement from the organisation.
Art 5 – Qualification for the Trek UCI Gravel Championship
Each event of the UCI Gravel World Series grants the participation rights for the UCI Gravel World Championships. At the end of each race, the top 25% of athletes in each age category will receive a ticket to the World Championships and will be eligible to race for the World Champion title. The top three in each age category will automatically qualify for the World Championships, regardless of the number of participants. Riders must finish the race to qualify. The 25% will be calculated on the basis of the number of riders who started and not on the number of riders who entered or finished. Ticket winners will be announced on www.ucigravelworldseries.com and invited by e-mail.
The results of the event are divided into different age categories, between women and men :
Elite category (only for Elite licensed runners)
- 19 – 34 years old
- 35 – 39 years old
- 40 – 44 years old
- 45 – 49 years old
- 50 – 54 years old
- 55 – 59 years old
- 60 – 64 years old
- 65-69 years old
- 70-74 years old
- 75-79 years old…
The age group of a rider at the UCI Gravel World Series is calculated according to his age on 31 December of the year of the qualifying event. Riders who qualify after the World Championships for next year’s Championships and who change age group the following year will automatically qualify in the next age group, so there is no need to re-qualify in their new age group during the year of the World Championships. For the UCI Gravel World Championships, titles and medals will be awarded to men and/or women once a rider is registered in a five-year age group.
Art 6 – Assistance
Individual assistance is only allowed in the areas identified by the organiser (the areas will be communicated to the participants at least 1 month before the race). Outside these areas, individual assistance is forbidden, as well as accompaniment during the race.
Art 7- Insurance
By participating in the Wish One Millau Grands Causses : I certify that I am insured for my civil liability towards third parties and for the physical and intangible damages that I could cause them during the race.
The Wish One Racing association, organizer of the event, has taken out an insurance policy n°3846067904, the purpose of which is to guarantee, in particular, in accordance with the provisions of articles L321-1, L311-9, D321-1, R331-14, a331-24 and a331-25 of the sports code the financial consequences of the civil liability that may fall on the organiser or the competitors due to bodily injury or material damage caused to spectators, third parties or competitors, but only, for the latter, in the case of events that do not involve the private use of the public highway over their entire course.
Consequently, we strongly advise you to take out insurance covering the costs of search and evacuation in France, covering your own personal injury and material damage, of the “Garantie des accidents de la Vie” type.
It is the responsibility of each rider to ensure that sufficient insurance is in place for any accidents that may occur during the qualifying race. This can be provided either by an individual racing licence covering races abroad or by a private insurance policy. Neither the UCI nor the local organiser of the qualifying event is required to take out insurance for racing accidents.
You can take out such insurance with our partner ASSUR CONNECT: CLICK HERE
You can also contact your insurer to find out which insurance is best for you, depending on your situation.
The organiser declines all responsibility in the event of damage (theft, breakage, loss, etc.) to participants’ personal property, even if the organiser is responsible for its supervision. The participant, in his capacity as owner, expressly accepts to keep the custody of his personal property during the event. This includes any damage to the participant’s personal belongings while they are left in the runner’s bags provided by the organiser during the event. Participants will not be able to claim against the organiser for any damage caused to their equipment. It is the responsibility of each participant to take out insurance to cover these risks.
Art 8 – Anti-doping
The organiser, in conjunction with the FFC and the ALFD, reserves the right to refuse entry to any person who is currently suspended for doping in cycling or any other sport.
Any competitor who is tested after the race will have to provide proof (within 3 months after the race) that the test he or she has undergone is negative in order to be able to continue to participate in future events organised by the Wish One Racing association.
For this reason, he or she must contact the AFLD ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) to obtain a certificate and send it by email ( email@example.com ) or by mail : Association Wish One Racing – Résidence de la Sagne – 5 rue de la Sagne – 12130 Saint Geniez d’Olt et d’Aubrac.
Art 9 – Image rights
All entries expressly authorise the organisation and its official partners to photograph and film the competitors, and to reproduce and distribute the images on all media for any event or promotion linked to the event.
Art 10 – Exceptional conditions and cancellation by the organiser
In the event of force majeure or beyond its control, unfavourable weather conditions, pandemics or any other circumstance endangering the safety of the competitors, the organiser reserves the right:
– To modify/defer the start time by a maximum of a few hours,
– To shorten or neutralise the event,
– To stop or cancel the event.
Cancellation before the race In the event of cancellation of the event due to force majeure, a government decree or a prefectural order linked to the COVID 19 health crisis, the registration fee (excluding the fee collected by the Sports N Connect platform and the insurance chosen by the participant) will be reimbursed by the organiser.
Art 11 – Acceptance of the rules
The fact of participating in the race called “Wish One Millau Grands Causses” implies the acceptance of the present rules in their entirety, which have the value of a contract. The rules can be consulted on the website as well as on the day of the registration and the race.