FILTER ROAD CUP RACE MANUAL 2021

This is translation of Estonian version of rules. In case of mistranslation the Estonian version of rules will be used.

1. CONTENTS

1. CONTENTS
2. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE
3. RACE CALENDAR AND DISTANCES IN 2021
4. CHILDREN'S RACES
5. RACE DAY PROGRAMME
6. AGE GROUPS
7. TEAM CLASSIFICATION
8. BICYCLE TYPE
9. REGISTRATION AND FEES
10. RE-REGISTRATION
11. REGISTRATION FEE CONTAINS
12. RACE NUMBERS AND STARTING GROUPS
13. CATERING AND LITTERING
14. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
15. MEDICAL AID
16. PENALTIES
17. RANKINGS AND RESULTS
18. STAGE AWARDS
19. SERIES AWARDING
20. LEADERS' JERSEYS
21. OTHER INFORMATION
22. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FEEDBACK
23. ORGANISERS

2. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE

• To develop and promote road racing in Estonia.
• To offer a road race with different distances for cyclists with different experience. 
• To introduce new people and their families to cycling and to encourage them to spend healthy and active weekends together.
• To offer athletes a chance to compete in their home country.
• To strive for excellence in the quality of organisation in Estonia's biggest road bicycle racing series.

3. RACE CALENDAR AND DISTANCES IN 2021

3.1. The following races take place at every Filter Road Cup event:

• Sport race - distance for strong amateur athletes and top athletes, which has EJL 1st category. The average speed in this distance is often higher than 45 km/h, which makes it unsuitable for beginners and moderately trained amateur athletes - a competitor's license from EJL or another country is required to participate. It is the winner of this distance who will be crowned the winner of the absolute classification of the Filter Road Cup series!

• Hobby race - distance for intermediate-level amateur athletes and systematically trained seniors. Top athletes with Elite, U23 and U19 age competitor licenses are not allowed to participate in this distance. Depending on the stage, the length of the competition area is between 80-120 km and the time limit for passing the competition area is 4 hours. Due to the time limit, this distance is not suitable for enjoying cycling at a leisurely pace, but it is an excellent choice for those who have a primary result in the competition, but whose training does not allow them to compete at the speed of top athletes.

Public race - everyone's distance, ie the distance is aimed for unlicensed amateur athletes, where the best ones are determined, but which is also suitable for enjoying cycling at one's own pace. But not only! The M60+ seniors' competition and the Filter Road Cup women's race will be also held on this distance. In order for the competitors of the aforementioned classes to be able to apply their sporting tactics and the pace not become too fast for national athletes, licensed male riders younger than the M60 are not allowed for this distance. It is still a distance for unlicensed athletes, older senior riders and female cyclists.

Youth race - distance for young athletes in the age groups M/N-U15, M/N-U17 and N-U19. In order for the future of our cycling sport to learn to perform its own sports tactics and to be able to dictate the sporting course of the ride itself, a separate ride has been created for them in cooperation with the coaches.

3.2. Race calendar and exact distances:

Stage 1 / Filter 28th Kuusalu Cycling Race

Date: Sunday, 13.06.2021

Location: The start, finish and race centre are located at Kuusalu Sports Centre.

Results based on: flat ground finish, group times and rankings

Distances

• 
Sport race 107,2 km (2 laps: 53,6 km + 53,6 km)
• Hobby race 107,2 km (2 laps: 53,6 km + 53,6 km)
• Public race 55,6 km (1 lap: 55,6 km)
• Youth race 55,6 km (1 lap: 55,6 km)
• Children's races 300 m, 1 km, 2 km
Stage 2 / Filter 7th Jõgeva Cycling Race

Date: Saturday, 10.07.2021

Location: The start and finish are located on Kuremaa Manor, Jõgeva county.

Results based on: flat ground finish, group times and rankings

Distances
• Sport race 106,1 km (3 laps: 35,5km + 35,3km + 35,3km)
• Hobby race 70,8 km (2 laps: 35,5km + 35,3km)
• Public race 35,5 km (1 lap)
• Youth race 35,5 km (1 lap)
• Children's races 300 m, 1 km, 2 km 
Stage 3 / Filter 20th Pärnu Cycling Race

Date: Sunday, 1.08.2021

Location: The start and finish are on Rehepapi Street in Pärnu. The race centre is located at Pärlimõisa tee 25.

Results based on: flat ground finish, group times and rankings

Distances
• Sport race 102,1 km (3 laps: 35,5km + 31,1km + 35,5km)
• Hobby race 71,0 km (2 laps: 35,5km + 35,5km)
• Public race 39,9 km (1 lap: 39,9 km)
• Youth race 39,9 km (1 lap: 39,9 km)
• Children's races 300 m, 1 km, 2 km
Stage 4 / 11th Tallinn Folk Race

Date: Sunday, 15.08.2021

Location: The start and finish are near to Niidu tee 2, Loo.

Results based on: flat ground finish, group times and rankings

Distances
• Sport race 117,5 km (3 laps: 42,6 km + 32,3 km + 42,6 km)
• Hobby race 85,2 km (2 laps: 42,6 km + 42,6 km)
• Public race 52,9 km (1 lap: 52,9 km)
• Youthrace 52,9 km (1 lap: 52,9 km)
• Children's races 300 m, 1 km, 2 km
Stage 5 / Filter 36th Elva Cycling Race

Date: Sunday, 29.08.2021

Location: The start, finish and race centre are located in Elva, in front of the Saint-Gobain glass factory at Kirde 2.

Results based on: flat ground finish, group times and rankings

Distances
• Sport race 130,8 km (3 laps: 43,6 km + 43,6 km + 43,6 km)
• Hobby race 87,2 km (2 laps: 43,6 km + 43,6 km)
• Public race 43,6 km (1 lap: 43,6 km)
• Youth race 43,6 km (1 lap: 43,6 km
• Children's races 300 m, 1 km, 2 km

4. CHILDREN'S RACES

4.1. Children's races are meant for everyone who are interested in. There will be no rankings with the exception for the top one finisher in the age groups 2012-2014 and 2009-2011.

4.2. In case of pre-registration, participation in children's races is free, in case of on-site registration, participation of children's race costs 5 € regardless of the child's age. Pre-registration takes place on the official website of the events maanteekarikasari.ee until midnight on the Thursday on the race week.

4.3. Each participating child will be issued a children's race season number, which is valid for all stages of the series in the current year. If the season number is forgotten home, replacing number will be issued.

4.4. Every child who has completed the distance will get a surprise from our good supporters. There are an additional prizes on the podium for children in the first place in the age groups 2012-2014 and 2009-2011.

4.5. The following age groups are opened for children's races:

• M/N born in 2015 and later
• M born in 2012-2014
• N born in 2012-2014
• M born in 2009-2011
• N born in 2009-2011

4.6. The approximate distance lengths for the age groups are as follows. PS! The length of the children's ride may vary depending on the specifics of the venue.

• M/N 2009-2011 start, distance approx. 2 km
• M/N 2012-2014 start, distance ca 1 km
• M/N born in 2015 and later, distance ca 300 m

4.7. The awarding of the winner of the child racing age groups 2012-2014 and 2009-2011 will take place on an ongoing basis after the end of the children's races

5. RACE DAY PROGRAMME

5.1. The programme for all Filter Road Cup events is usually following:

9:00-12:45 - registration open, race numbers can be picked up at the registration desk
9:00-13:00 - registration open for children's races
12:00 - team representative meeting / numbers for support vehicles - at catering tent
13:00 - start of sport race
13:03 - start of hobby race
13:10 - start of public race
13:20 - start of youth race
13:25 - start of children's races
The award ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes after the winner of the sport race has finished.
17:00 - finish closed
 
5.1. The programme for first stage in Kuusalu is following:
 
9:00-11:35 - registration for children's races
9:00-13:45 - registration open, race numbers can be picked up
11:45 - start of children's races
13:00 - team representative meeting, numbers for support vehicles - under catering tent
14:00 - start of sport race
14:03 - start of hobby race
14:10 - start of public race
14:20 - start of youth race
The award ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes after the winner of the sport race has finished.
17:30 - the finish is closed  
 
5.2. In Jõgeva, children's starts will begin on 12:00.

6. AGE GROUPS

6.1. In the long distance race both the general classification and age groups classification include individual classification. In short distance races the general classification of every racing group and the age groups classification include individual classification.

6.2. Only the general classification that includes both the long and short distance races also includes the team classification. There are no age groups in team classification. 

6.3. The year of birth determines the age groups. The following age groups are used in the Filter Road Cup.

6.1. Results will be generated in absolute ordering and in age classes.

6.2. Team results are only absolute over distances, there are no separate age classes.

6.3. Age classes are determined by year of birth, but not all age classes are opened at all distances. In Filter Road Cup results will be generated in following distances for different age groups:

Age group Year of birth Sport race Hobby race Public race Youth race
M-U15** 2007 - 2008      
M-U17** 2005 - 2006      
M-U19 2003 - 2004    
M-U30 1992 - 2002  
M30 1987 - 1991  
M35 1982 - 1986  
M40 1977 - 1981  
M45 1972 - 1976  
M50 1967 - 1971  
M55 1962 - 1966  
M60 1957 - 1961      
M65 1952 - 1956      
M70+ 1951 ja varem      
Age group Year of birth Sport race Hobby race Public race Youth race
N-U15 2007 - 2008       
N-U17  2005 - 2006      
N-U19  2003 - 2004      
N-U30 1992 - 2002       
N30  1987 - 1991      
N35  1982 - 1986      
N40+ 1981 ja varem       

6.4. In Sport race only athletes who are licensed by EJL or another country's cycling association can participate.

7. TEAM CLASSIFICATION

7.1. In addition to individual age groups, the Filter Road Cup series also generates results of companies and teams. In order to participate in the registration of companies and teams, the name of the team must be entered in the team field when making an individual registration.

7.2. In order to participate as a team, the team members must agree on the exact name of the team. Uppercase and lowercase letters do not count, but otherwise the basis for determining team membership is identical spelling. For example, one competitor writes the name of their club AeroBike and the other aerobike, they are considered members of the same team, but if one writes AeroBike and the other AeroBike Team, they are considered different teams.

7.3. The team can consist of 3 to an infinite number of competitors. Team members do not have to be part of the same team - a team can also be formed by a group of friends, a group of randomly selected competitors or employees of several different companies together. Also, team members do not have to be of the same gender, belong to the same age group or compete for the same distance, but one person can only belong to one team.

7.4. The three highest points earned by team members from each stage will be taken into account for the team, regardless of the distance they are earned. If less than 3 team members finish, the team will earn 0 points from that stage.

7.5. One company or cycling club may also exhibit more than one team. In this case, club members must agree on several different team names. For example, some club members write their club name AeroBike 1, others AeroBike 2.

8. BICYCLE TYPE

8.1. Only a standard road bike can be used for sport and hobby race. In public race any type of standard individual human-powered bicycle may be used - road bike, mountain bike, handcycle, urban bike, kick scooter etc. However, using brakeless fixed gear bikes and time trial handlebars is forbidden due to safety concerns.

8.2. Using tandem bicycles, bicycles with an aerodynamic shell, electric bikes and other non-standard bikes as well as bikes with any additional source of power is only allowed in the short distance race for non-competitive purposes.

8.3. There are no separate classifications for different types of bicycles. Participants are competing on equal grounds regardless of the type of bicycle they use. Riders using bikes with any additional source of power are not eligible for awards.

9. REGISTRATION AND FEES

9.1. Participants can pre-register on the registration page of the www.maanteekarikasari.ee website or register in the race centre on the day of the race (cash only).

9.2. The participation fees for the 2021 season are listed below.

Price Sport race Hobby race Public race Youth race Price ending
For all stages, Christmas price 120€ 120€ 120€ 80€ 15.01.2021
For all stages, Spring price 150€ 150€ 150€ 100€ 15.04.2021
For one stage, Price 1 30€ 30€ 30€ 20€ Üritusele eelneva nädala kolmapäeval
For one stage, Price 2 35€ 35€ 35€ 25€ Ürituspäevaga sama nädala kolmapäeval
For the same stage on race centre. 40€ 40€ 40€ 30€ Kuni registratuuri sulgemiseni

 

9.3. On race day the registration can be made only on race centre paying with cash and for the stage being held on the same day.

9.4. Pre-registrations (discounted registrations) cannot be cancelled or transferred to a different race regardless of the reasons for not being able to participate in the race. 

9.5. The race day registration fee is the base price. Registering on the day of the race eliminates the risk of not being able to participate. With pre-registration there is always a possibility that plans change and someone won't be able to participate in the race. Due to this we offer a discounted price for those who register in advance. The earlier the registration, the higher the risk of not being able to participate - the greater the discount! Because of the aforementioned reasons, pre-registrations cannot be refunded or transferred to a different event regardless of why someone was unable to participate.

9.6. Choosing Flexi ticket type on registration, ticket cancellation or one-time stage changing is allowed if it is made at least three hours before registration ending on race day.

9.7. Support vehicles must be registered only online at aerobike.ee/en/maanteekarikasari/info-and-instructions/escort-car with a fee of 10€. Registration ends on race-week Friday.

10. RE-REGISTRATION

10.1. Re-registration of a participant from one distance to another is free of charge, but it can be done only for distances with an equivalent entry fee: sports ride, recreational ride, public ride. It is not possible to re-register from children's rides and youth rides to main rides.

10.2. Re-registration as a start-up instead of a pre-registered participant costs € 15. In case of doubt, the re-registrant must be able to prove that he has agreed in advance with the original participant.

10.3. Re-registration can only be done on the day of the race while the registration desk is open; only cash payments are accepted.

11. REGISTRATION FEE CONTAINS

• A marked and guarded race track
• Timekeeping and a place in the stage results
• Season race numbers that are issued at every participant's first race. Additional or replacement numbers can be purchased for a fee
• Medical aid
• Catering in the race centre
• Awards for the fastest riders
• Race commentary
• Photos of the event
• A refreshing drink at the finish
• Extra services in the race centre, merch tents, etc
• A trampoline for children (in case of good weather)
 

12. RACE NUMBERS AND STARTING GROUPS

12.1 Race numbers

• Distance based season numbers are used in the Filter Road Cup. Sport race number is red, hobby race green, public race blue and youth race is white.

• If a competitor participates in the series for the first time - either in the opening stage or in a subsequent competition a set of distance numbers free will be issued free of charge, valid for all stages of the Filter Road Cup where the participant competes in the same distance. If the competitor has lost his season numbers or left them at home for the next stage, a duplicate number can be bought for 5 €. However, if a competitor decides to change the distance in the next stage, he will be issued a free season number for the new distance, which will be valid in the same way until the end of the season in all stages where the competitor participates in that distance.

• The competition numbers must be affixed to the competitor's back so that one number is in the lower back on the middle pocket and the other number is in the middle of the back on the left side, turned so that it is horizontal when viewed from the side. The result will not be guaranteed for competitors who are not identified by a photo finish due to incorrect placement of numbers.

• The use of numbers with the original design is obligatory. The use of numbers from other competitions or drawn by oneself is forbidden, even if the numerical entry of the number matches the competitor's season number.

• A competitor who has a valid competition number from the previous stages and has paid the participation fee for the participating stage does not have to go through the secretariat on that day.

12.2. Start groups:

• Each distance has only one start group - competitors of the same distance will not be further divided into start groups.

• The start corridor is divided into two - the starting distance is directly on the line and at the same time the next starting distance in the second corridor is opened. In other words, at first there will be first start corridor for sport race and second for the hobby race. After the start of the sport race, the hobby race will move to corridor 1, and a public race will gather to corridor 2. After the start of the hobby race, the public race will move to corridor 1 and the youth race will start to gather in Corridor 2. In case of going to the track with an earlier start, the judges have the right to discipline the competitor with either a time penalty or disqualification.

• Access to the start corridors is only through the gate of the start corridor; it is also allowed to enter the rear corridor from behind the start group. It is forbidden to lift the wheel over the fence in front of half of the fellow competitors already standing in the group or to crawl under the tape in front of the group. The judges have the right to discipline a competitor who does not follow the procedure for entering the group, either by a time penalty or by disqualification.

 

13. CATERING AND LITTERING

13.1. Food and drinks are provided to competitors in the race centre. There are no official feed zones on the track.

13.2. There are designated litter zones on the track where riders are allowed to dispose of any trash. The litter zones are located approximately in the middle point of the track, they are 200 metres long and marked with signs. Littering outside of the designated zone is strictly forbidden and anyone who does this will be disqualified.

13.3. Teams and supporters are allowed to feed the riders only on the right side of the road. Feeding from support vehicles is only allowed in the middle section of the race track and the commissaires' instructions must be followed. It is prohibited during the first 30 km and the last 20 km of the race.

13.4. In the race centre there are labeled trash bags for recycling, which are located around the catering area.

14. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

14.1. The organisers do not provide spare parts or technical assistance on the track.

14.2. Team representatives are allowed to provide technical assistance from registered and marked support vehicles. Only support vehicles that are registered in advance and equipped with radios that can operate on the same frequency as the race radios will be allowed into the racing group.

14.3. Only team representatives who have an appropriate driving licence and a valid competitor, driver, coash, mechanic or manager licence issued by EJL or other national federation are allowed to drive support vehicles and provide technical assistance.

14.4. The order of the support vehicles will be determined by lottery at the team representatives meeting.

14.5. Riders who abandon the race can be transported back to the race centre with an organisational vehicle driving behind the last rider.

15. MEDICAL AID

15.1. Emergency medical aid is provided by race paramedics. There are two ambulance crews on the track and a paramedic in the medical tent in the race centre.

16. PENALTIES

16.1. Penalties are regulated by UCI rules, EJL regulation and the Filter Road Cup race manual.

17. RANKINGS AND RESULTS

17.1. Depending on the nature of the race, the stage results will be based on either a group finish or an uphill finish. Series results are based on points earned from stages.

• Races with an uphill finish - Suure Munamäe. All participants will get their own rank and point score. Photo finish is used to determine everybody's ranks.

• Races with a group finish - Jõgeva, Kuusalu, Elva, Pärnu, Tallinn. The top 12 in the general classification will get their own rank and points. The group finish principle will be used for everyone else - all competitors who finish the race in the same group will share the same ranks and points. All riders who are less than 3 seconds behind the rider in the front are considered part of the group. For example, if a group of 50 cyclists is racing to finish first, the first 12 to finish will get individual ranks and points and everyone else in the group will have to share ranks 13 to 50, equally sharing the points as well. The final points will be rounded either up or down to the closest integer.

17.2. If the winner of the women's general classification is not among the top 12 in a group finish race, photo finish will be used to the determine the women's winner for the award ceremony. This will not affect their ranking in the series results and they will still receive the same amount of points as others in the same group.

17.3. In both the individual and team classification of the whole series, the four highest point scores are taken into account, and the lowest score is eliminated. If a rider has not finished all races in the series, the missing score will be eliminated. The lowest score of every rider will not be taken into account in the series overall results after Stage 3.

17.4. Every race has both the general and the age groups results. Points are awarded based on the general results. The age group rankings are determined by separating the riders of a certain age group from the general classification results. If the point scores are equal, the rankings will be based on the number of stage victories. If this is equal as well, the number of 2nd places awarded will be taken into account, then the number of 3rd place and so on. In a hypothetical situation where all the scores are still equal after this, the last stage's results determine the winner.

17.5. In team results, the three highest scores earned by a team's members at a given race will be taken into account, regardless of the race distance or the riders' age groups. If fewer than three team members finish the race, the points of all team members who finished will be taken into account.

17.6. Points are awarded separately for every race according to the following system:

Sport race   Hobby race
Place Points Plaec Points   Place Points Place Points
1. 250+50 11. 240+2   1. 200+50 11. 190+2
2. 249+40 12. 239+1   2. 199+40 12. 189+1
3. 248+30 13. 238   3. 198+30 13. 188
4. 247+20 14. 237   4. 197+20 14. 187
5. 246+10 15. 236   5. 196+10 15. 186
6. 245+8 16. 235   6. 195+8 16. 185
7. 244+6 17. 234   7. 194+6 17. 184
8. 243+5 ...... ......   8. 193+5 ...... ......
9. 242+4 n≤250 250-(n-1)   9. 192+4 n≤200 200-(n-1)
10. 241+3 n>250 1   10. 191+3 n>200 1
   Public race   Youth race
 Place Points Place Points   Place Points Place  Points
 1.  150+50  11.  140+2   1.  100+50 11.  90+2
 2.  149+40  12.  139+1    2.  99+40  12.  89+1
 3.  148+30  13.  138    3.  98+30  13.  88
 4.  147+20  14.  137    4.  97+20  14.  87
 5.  146+10  15.  136    5.  96+10  15.  86
 6. 145+8  16.  135    6.  95+8  16.  85
 7.  144+6  17.  134    7.  94+6  17.  84
 8.  143+5  ......  ......    8.  93+5  ......  ......
 9.  142+4 n≤150  150-(n-1)    9.  92+4 n≤100 100-(n-1) 
 10.  141+3 n>150 1    10.  91+3 n>100  1

17.7. Preliminary stage results will be published on the official website of the series maanteekarikasari.ee as soon as possible after the competition. In case of errors in the preliminary results, unsportsmanlike conduct of fellow competitors or the like, participants have the right to submit clarifications and protests within 3 days after the competition by sending them by e-mail to the addresses given in clause 22.2 of the instructions, depending on the type of complaint. Preliminary results are preliminary as they may be adjusted according to the observations of the competitors or the judging panel.

17.8. The protests of the competitors will be reviewed and the final minutes of the stage will be published on the competition website maanteekarikasari.ee and on other interested portals no later than on the 3rd day after the competition. Protests received after the publication of the final results will no longer be accepted and the results will not be changed, even if there are previously unnoticed errors in the minutes. If a competitor suspects that his / her result may not be correct, he / she has the right to request a review of the results only until the final results are published - the final results of the stage are final.

17.9. After the publication of the final results of the stage, the updated season results will be published immediately. Regarding the errors that may occur in the summary protocol, the competitors can submit clarifications during the whole season, but not later than 7 days after the last competition of the series. The results of the general classification of the series will be declared final 7 days after the last competition of the series and on the basis of which the general classification of the series will be awarded.

18. STAGE AWARDS

18.1. The award ceremony starts approximately 30 minutes after the winner of the sport race has finished.

18.2. The awards are based on preliminary results. If any results are later corrected, it will only affect the series overall results and the awards given at each event will not be changed or switched.

18.3. Riders must be present at the ceremony to receive their award. They will not be able to receive the award at a later time. Not being present at the ceremony means giving up the prize.

18.4. Only the general classification winners will receive stage awards. The age group winners will not receive awards at every event because with the group ranks system the age group classification mainly counts in the series overall results.

18.5. Stage awards are given based on the following principles:

In the sport race, the 12 fastest riders will receive a medal. The first six riders will receive medal and prize money (1. place 150€, 2. 100€, 3. 100€, 4. 50€, 5. 50€, 6. 50€), riders in places of 7-12 will receive medal and award.
• In the hobby race, the 12 fastest riders will receive a medal. 
In the public race, the 12 fastest riders in men category and three fastest women will receive a medal.
 In the youth race, the 12 fastest riders in men category and three fastest women will receive an award. First six men and three women will receive a medal and a award, men in places 7-12 will receive a medal.
 

19. SERIES AWARDING

19.1. The series overall award ceremony will take place as a separate event after the season has ended. The exact time and location will be announced at least 2 weeks in advance. The 2021 seasonal award ceremony will take place on October 15 in Ülemiste CityStock container warehouse!

19.2.  In order to receive an award, one must be present at the award ceremony. In case the rider cannot attend the award ceremony, their coach or representative may receive the award. Awards will not be presented at a later time.

19.3. In absolute terms, the trophy and prize money or in-kind prize will be awarded following:

• In sport race 6 best riders.
• In hobby race 3 best riders.
• In public race 3 best men and 3 best women.
• In youth race 3 best men and 3 best women.

19.4. In terms of age classes, the top three in all open age classes of all distances in the series will be awarded as follows:

• Medal in sports racing + prize in kind
• Medal for recreational riding
• People's medal
• Youth medal + item prize

PS! The age group prize will only be awarded if the athlete has completed at least two stages of the series. While individual casual participation may provide a podium finish for some of the less competitive age groups, it must be understood that the Filter Road Cup seasonal medal is an achievement medal that is not awarded for a single random finish. In order to ensure the athletic value of the podium place, only those athletes who have completed at least two stages of the series to earn the medal will be awarded the overall medal.

19.5. In the team competition, the top three company and club accounting teams will be awarded prize memorabilia and a symbolic prize in the series.

20. LEADERS' JERSEYS

20.1. Four different leaders' jerseys are used in the Filter Road Cup: blue, yellow, pink and white. Blue and yellow jerseys will be given out based on the sport race point scores, pink on hobby race and white on youth race.

• the blue jersey is for the reigning champion of the Filter Road Cup
 the yellow jersey is for the leader of the general classification
• the pink jersey is for the leader of the women's general classification
• the white jersey is for the leader of the youth classification.

20.2. The jerseys will be given to the riders at the registration desk before the start of every race. The jersey gives the rider the right to start in front of everybody else.

22.3. Every wearer of a jersey will be given a jersey of the same colour by the organiser. If the rider maintains the right to wear the jersey at the following events as well, they must wear the one that has already been given to them.

20.4. The wearer of the jersey must ensure that it is in good condition. If the jersey has been damaged or forgotten or is irreversibly stained, the rider may ask for a second jersey at the registration desk.

20.5. If the rightful owner of a jersey does not participate in a race, then the jersey of that colour will not be given to anyone at that event.

20.6. If one rider is entitled to a yellow jersey as well as a different colour jersey, they must wear the yellow one. The blue jersey won't be used on this stage.

20.7. At the first stage of the series only the blue jersey will be issued.

20.8. The owner of a jersey must wear it at the events, together with the race numbers. 

20.9. Adding sponsors' logos or texts to the jersey or changing the design is not allowed unless the organisers of the Filter Road Cup have given the permission to do so.

20.10. It is prohibited to wear leaders' jerseys that were used during previous seasons or were bought, gifted or borrowed. The jerseys may only be worn by their current rightful owners.

21. OTHER INFORMATION

21.1. The race is held in accordance with UCI and EJL regulations and the Filter Road Cup race rules.

21.2. Young athletes with an EJL licence must follow the regulations regarding the gear ratio.

21.3. Pushing a fellow rider is forbidden. The penalty for pushing a rider from behind is a warning, a fine or the disqualification of both riders involved.

21.4. A competitor's license from EJL or another country is required to participate in a sport race. Hobby race, public race and youth race are recreational sports events - a licence is not required to race. Everyone who wishes to participate are welcome.

21.5. Everyone participates at their own risk. By starting the race the rider confirms that they have read and understood the race manual, are physically fit to participate and acknowledges the risks associated with cycling. In the case of an accident all costs and damages are covered by the rider without filing any claims against the organiser.

21.6. Even though the riders have priority over other traffic on the race track, most of the track is also open to general traffic. Riders are obliged to follow traffic regulations and to ensure their own safety to the best of their abilities. If no police or security escorts are there, all riders are must stay on the right side of the road.

21.7. Wearing a helmet is with no exceptions mandatory.

21.8. Crossing the finish line multiple times is forbidden. If a rider crosses the finish line more than once, the board of commissaires may use the last finish time in the results as a penalty.

21.9. All participants must respect clean and honest sport. Estonian anti-doping rules apply to the races and SA Eesti Antidoping has the right to carry out doping tests among all participants. More information can be found at http://www.antidoping.ee/en/.

21.10 Force Majeure - In the event of natural disasters, viral epidemics or other failures beyond the control of the organiser, the program may be modified or the event may be canceled. In case of single event cancellation due to Force Majeure entry fee will not be refunded. However, in case of cancellation of the whole season due to force majeure, the registrations of participants will be transferred to next season.

21.11. Upon registration, the competitor's e-mail address will be entered into the AeroBike database and a participant's reminder will be sent to him before the competition. It is not possible to unsubscribe from the participant's reminder letter. However, if you wish, you can remove yourself from the list of future newsletter recipients.

21.12. The participant in the competition must consider that he / she participates in a public event. The participant's name will be entered in the start and finish minutes and he / she may also be included in the gallery made by the competition photographer. The competitor cannot remove himself from these public databases.

21.12. All matters not addressed in the race manual will be resolved by the board of commissaires. The organisers are allowed to modify or amend the race manual during the season with the permission of the head commissaire, main organizer and the secretary of the race.

22. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FEEDBACK

22.1. The official website and source of information is maanteekarikasari.ee. If other online sources provide slightly different information, the information on the official website of the races is considered the most accurate.

22.2. Contact information for feedback:

• Mistakes or inaccuracies in results - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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22.3. Please send any questions regarding the regulations and the work of the commissaires as well as complaints concerning the unsportsmanlike behaviour of other participants to the head commissaire of the specific event:

 

23. ORGANISER

Filter Road Cup is organised by MTÜ AeroBike Cycling Agency in cooperation with OÜ AeroBike.