GENERAL REGULATIONS

Rules

Introduction : The persons of both sexes are indicated in this present regulation by the male, obviously without discriminating women.

Technical rules 123cross Verbier X triathlon

1.Swim

1a) Wetsuits are allowed based on water temperature measured the day prior to the event and confirmed the day of the event.
Verbier X triathlon all categories:
Wetsuits are allowed for all athletes if the water temperature is below 24,9°C.
Wetsuits are mandatory at 14°C.

1b) Buoys:  Any athlete confirmed cutting a buoy will be disqualified.

1c) General Swim: No fins or swimming aids are allowed.

1d) Organizers will provide swim caps and they must be worn by all competitors for water safety.

2.Bike

2a) Only mountain bikes are authorized for competition. Cyclo-cross bikes are not allowed. No drop handlebars are allowed. No aero bars are allowed. All bikes must have 26”, 27,5″ or 29” wheels. Bar extensions or grips off the handlebars may not exceed 5”.

2b) Racers shall complete the entire event on the same bicycle upon which the event was begun. You must bring your bike to bike/run transition to be allowed to continue.

2c) Passing: Lapped riders must yield to overtaking riders. Riders should voice the command « track » or « on your left » when overtaking another. It is the responsibility of the faster rider to overtake safely. Slower riders must yield to the passing rider on the first command. In the event two riders are racing for position, the leading rider does not have to yield his position to the challenging rider. However, a rider may not interfere with or impede another rider’s progress.

2d) Drafting: Drafting is allowed.

2e) General Bike: Bike numbers must be mounted on the handlebars facing forward. Cutting of numbers or altering with sponsor stickers is not allowed. Helmets must be worn at all times. No riding of bikes is allowed in the transition areas.

3.Run

3a) Race bib numbers must be worn on the front of the body. Cutting numbers or altering with sponsor stickers is not allowed. There will be a warning for not having your number on the front of your body, second infraction will be a 2-minute penalty. A 2-minute penalty will be assessed for losing your race bib.

4.Event General Rules

4a) Ignorance of the rules will not be considered as an excuse.

4b) It is the racer’s responsibility to maintain adequate hydration. The organizer will provide hydration stations on the bike and run segments.

4c) Cutting the course: Short-cutting and/or cutting trail switchbacks or course is not permitted and may result in disqualification. A rider is required to stay on the designated trail that is marked and or specified as the racecourse. It is the rider’s responsibility to know the designated racecourse. Lack of tape or barrier on the course will not be constituted as an excuse for cutting course.

4d) Outside assistance: Limited outside assistance is allowed from another athlete competing in the same event. No outside assistance is allowed from any person not competing in the same event. These include but are not limited to spectators, friends, family, volunteers, support crew, photographers, police or marshals.

Assistance is limited to tools, tubes or any item that would be used to repair a faulty part or damaged bicycle or water, food, or first aid. Changing bikes is not allowed. As example: a competing athlete is allowed to give another athlete a chain tool or link or a complete chain. A competing athlete can give another athlete a tire patch, tube or complete wheel. But an athlete cannot exchange bikes with another competitor so that the competitor with the broken bike can simply continue without fixing the break.

4e) Conduct: Foul riding or running, unsportsmanlike behaviour or the use of profane or abusive language is grounds for warning, relegation, disqualification or fine.

4f) Protests: Protests of any nature must be submitted within one hour of the finish time of the person lodging the protest. Protests must be submitted in writing and signed by the accuser. Saying somebody cut the course is not good enough – it must be written and described as accurately as possible. All protests will be investigated. Because of the nature of cross triathlon, it is not always possible to see infractions. Cross triathlon is in the woods, out of sight and marshalled only where necessary. In every case there will need to be verification of the infraction. Officials will not be drawn into a “hear-say” argument.

4g) Miscellaneous: No type of sound device is allowed during competition. Examples: no headsets, tape players, CD players, MP3 players or 2-way radios may be worn.

4h) Penalties: Penalties will be determined by the severity of the infraction. The minimum penalty is 2 minutes. The maximum penalty is disqualification from the results of the event and/or a loss of prize money.

4i) Cut-Off Times: The cut-off is at the bike/run transition. All athletes must enter Transition within 4 hours of the start of the race. Where there are wave starts, the 4 hours will be measured from the last start of the race. In some cases the head official may alter the cut-off time.

5.Image rights

Each competitor authorize the organisation to use his image, voice and sport result in order to use it in any way, on every supports and all over the world by any known or unknown way at this date for an unlimited duration.

6.Personal accident

Each competitor must be in possession of an individual accident insurance covering possible costs. Such insurance can be taken out with any organization chosen by the competitor.

Warning:

-the helicopter evacuations in Switzerland are priced. There are special insurances that cover these costs.
– Please note the bike route and running route will cross roads which will be open to usual traffic for the duration of the event. Usual road safety rules apply.
– The event organiser has the right to divert, pause or stop a part of the event in case of an accident or bad weather conditions.
– In the event that the organiser has to cancel or stop a part of the race, there will be no refund of inscription fees.
– We recommend to never swim alone during training and use a safety buoy if there is no follow boat in deep water. During the event there will be lifesavers on boats.
– The canton of Valais has tested the water quality to be safe for swimming.

Eco responsibilityTiming chipsReward
Any competitor seen littering during the event will be obligated to stop to pick up the waste before they are permitted to continue. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in immediate disqualification for the individual or the entire team.All competitors will be provided with a timing chip at registration, the morning of race day. All competitors must wear their own timing chip throughout the duration of their race. Any chip not returned will be invoiced CHF30.-A souvenir prize will be given to each competitor. No rewards will be sent after the event by mail.
Picture/videosLiabilityVolunteer
By participating in any 123Cross event, each competitor expressly authorises the organiser or any of its partners entitled use of their image, voice and sporting performance for any direct or derivative use of the event for an unlimited duration.The organiser declines all responsibility for material damage, bodily injury and theft during the Kids Triathlon event on Saturday 2nd September 2017 and all 123Cross events & la Fête d’Eté on Sunday 3rd September 2017.Whilst we are hugely grateful for all your help and support please understand that by volunteering you take full responsibility for yourselves; any material damage, bodily injury and theft should it occur during any 123Cross event. The organisers decline all responsibility.