Event name: 16º CICLORUTA INTERNACIONAL GRAN FONDO SERRANIA DE RONDA. “LA SUFRIDA”. UCI 2014 Calendar
Organizer: CLUB DEPORTIVO LA SUFRIDA.
Date: MAY 31, 2014
Start and finish location: EL GASTOR ( CADIZ- ANDALUCIA) SPAIN.
Start grid opens: 7:00 a.m. in CONSTITUTION SQUARE in El Gastor.
Start time: 8:00 a.m.
Routes: 2 (Gran Fondo: 196 km with 5,160 m total elevation gain; Medio: 124 km with 3,710 m elevation gain).
Gran Fondo route: 196 km: El Gastor, Algodonales, Zahara de la Sierra, Puerto de Las Palomas, Grazalema, Puerto de Los Alamillos, Villaluenga del Rosario, Benaocaz, Ubrique, El Bosque, Benamahoma, Puerto del Boyar, Grazalema, Montecorto, Los Villalones, Setenil de las Bodegas, Arriate, Ronda, Benaoján, Montejaque, Puerto del Sauco, Los Villalones, El Gastor.
Medio route: 124 km: El Gastor, Algodonales, Zahara de la Sierra, Puerto de Las Palomas, Grazalema, Puerto de Los Alamillos, Villaluenga del Rosario, Benaocaz, Ubrique, El Bosque, Benamahoma, Puerto del Boyar, Grazalema, Montecorto, Los Villalones, El Gastor.
Open to anyone with a license issued by the FCI or a recognized sports promotion association and in possession of a medical certificate of fitness for participation in competitive cycling events and to amateur foreign cyclists who are members in good standing of their respective federations for the 2014 season.
The event is also open to touring cyclists over 17 years old. For those without a license, a one-day FCI license will be issued for a fee of €10, which provides liability insurance during the event. This license will only be issued upon presentation of a valid medical certificate of fitness for competitive sports for the Granfondo route or a medical certificate of good health for those who choose the Medio route.
The organizing committee may at any time and at its sole discretion decide whether to accept or reject a rider’s participation or to exclude a rider if the committee believes that the rider’s presence would damage the image of the event. Riders who have received sanctions and/or disqualifications of more than 6 months for doping-related offenses may not register.
Spaniards and foreign residents: €32.00 through the end of October 2013; €37.00 from Nov. 1 to Feb. 14, 2014; €45.00 from Feb. 15 to May 9. 2014.
The registration fee includes a personal race number, mechanical assistance (excluding the cost of parts), medical assistance along the route,, feed zones, Finisher Gift,Trophies, and a pasta party after the finish. The classification will be published in printed form and on the event website, www.lasufrida.net. THE REGISTRATION FEE CAN BE REDUCED if you don’t want Finisher Gift.( 5€ discount).
Registration:By email , stating clearly and completely the rider’s first and last names, date of birth, address, e-mail address, number and type of license, team or club, Nationality, Gender, and T-shirt size, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, attaching a copy of the proof of payment of the registration fee paid by bank transfer to UNICAJA BANK, IBAN: ES29 – 2103-0735-96- 00300 07075, SWIFT BIC CODE: UCJAES2M - 2103-0735-96- 00300 07075 payable to CD LA SUFRIDA.
For team or club registration, a list of the participating riders, with all the requested data for each individual, should be sent on club letterhead and signed by the president of the club, along with a copy of proof of payment of the registration fee, paid as a single deposit of the total amount due to bank account indicated above.
Registration closes: May 9, 2014 and open on May 30 and May 31 in El Gastor ( Multipurpose Community Hall) €60.00
Race number + electronic device (s) pickup and license check: El Gastor Multipurpose Community Hall , from 17:00 to 21:00 on May 30, 2014, and from 06:30 to 07:30 on May 31, 2014. Race packets that are not picked up will not be sent to the riders.
Reimbursement of the registration fee: In the event that a rider does not participate in the event, the registration fee may be refunded . If a rider is unable to participate, he or she must communicate this by email before midnight on April 1,2014 (100% fee) or before midnight on May 9, 2014 (50% fee).
Rider substitutions must communicate this by email before midnight on May 2,2014. An administrative fee of €11.00 will be charged for each change and has to be paid at “ race number pickup” event.
The participants will be divided into numerical groups based on their routes : GRAN FONDO from 400 to 999 ; MEDIO from 1 to 399.
Rights and responsibilities:
During the course of the event, the GRAN FONDO riders may freely choose the MEDIO route but they will be disqualified from the final classification and lose their Finisher Gift. The “ LA SUFRIDA” Race isn´t a competitive ciclosportive event, and therefore it is absolutely obligatory that riders respect the rules of the road. Riders will NEVER be passed by the “end of bike race” vehicle . The race number must be visible on the handlebars and not rolled around the frame; the other number provided by the race organizers is to be pinned to the back of the jersey. These numbers may not be modified in any way (e.g., folded or trimmed). A standards-compliant hard-shell helmet must be worn for the duration of the event , the rider electronic timing device will be attached to helmet. To protect the environment, it is absolutely forbidden to throw trash of any kind along the road; all waste must be placed only in the containers located near the feed zones and at the finish, as designated by the “Ecozone” signs. If race organization personnel or officials see a rider disregarding this rule, he or she will be disqualified.
Start and Finish line.
Along the GRAN FONDO route by rider electronic device : Zahara de la Sierra, Puerto de las Palomas, El Bosque and Puerto del Boyar. By Staff personnel: Grazalema, Los Villalones, Arriate, Ronda and Montejaque.
Along the MEDIO route by rider electronic device : Zahara de la Sierra, Puerto de las Palomas, El Bosque and Puerto del Boyar. By Staff personnel: Grazalema.
11 hours (i.e., finish by 19:00).
Time limit to cutoff checkpoint:
14:00 at LOS VILLALONES and 15:30 at RONDA.
MEDIO ROUTE at 16:00. GRAN FONDO route at 19:00.
Prizes will be awarded to GRAN FONDO route Finishers.
Also prizes will be awarded to:
Male: the first 3 finishers in the male categories Junior 17-18, Sub-23 19-22, Elite 23–29, Master 30 30–39, Master 40 40-49, Master 50 50-59 and Master 60 60-75 ,for both the GRAN FODO and MEDIO routes.
Female: the first 3 finishers in the female categories Junior fem 17-18, Elite fem 19–29, Master 30 fem 30–39, Master 40 fem 40-49, Master 50 fem 50-59 and Master 60 fem 60-75 ,for both the GRAN FODO and MEDIO routes.
Any other prizes will be communicated at the start. Prizes that are not collected will not be sent to the riders.
The team classification , 3 Prizes, will be based on the number of registered members who start.
Hard-shell helmet: Obligatory
Medical assistance: 2 ambulances, 20 cars and 8 motorcycles following the race; 2 doctors and paramedics
Mechanical assistance: Cars and motorcycles following the race, and various assistance points along the two routes
Private assistance: Private follow vehicles are forbidden, at risk of disqualification. However, food and drink can be handed off in the areas provided by the organization (feed zones).
Radio assistance: Along the two routes and at the finish
Gran Fondo feed zones:
Puerto Las Palomas km 28,5 (only drinks) ; Grazalema km 33,5 ; Ubrique km 58,5 ; El Bosque km 69,5 (only drinks) ; Grazalema km 90 ; Los Villalones km 114,5 (only drinks) ; Setenil de las Bodegas km 124,5 ; Arriate km 133,5 (only drinks) ; Venta La Vega (Montejaque) km 163,5 ; Los Villalones km 186,5 – water, tea, soft drinks and sports drinks at the finish and then the pasta party at Multipurpose Community Hall.
Medio feed zones:
Puerto Las Palomas km 28,5 (only drinks) ; Grazalema km 33,5 ; Ubrique km 58,5 ; El Bosque km 69,5 (only drinks) ; Grazalema km 90 ; Los Villalones km 114,5 (only drinks) – water, tea, soft drinks and sports drinks at the finish and then the pasta party at Multipurpose Community Hall.
If the event does not take place due to any cause beyond the control of the organizers, the registration fee will be refunded.
Riders participating in the event must have with them at the start at least the following equipment: – tools for changing a tire or tubular – a spare inner tube (or tubular) – a pump (or CO2 cartridge) for inflating tires – a water bottle
In addition, all riders must wear a standards-compliant helmet and keep their race numbers attached and visible, both on the bike frame and the jersey.
Sports massage . Showers at the Sport Center in El Gastor (Start and Finish line). Broom wagon for riders who drop out. Secure bike parking at the finish.
Any claims must be presented to the jury within the required time limit and accompanied by the fee specified by the RFEC ( Royal Spanish Cycling Federation).
The organization accepts no responsibility for any accidents or damage to persons, animals or things taking place before, during or after the event. All event participants must respect the rules of the road. For any issue not addressed by these rules, the rules of the RFEC’s amateur organization apply.