Technical Guide

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These races are official track events sanctioned by the ABA.

Registration fees are $50 CAD. ($60 CAD after June 23)

All racers must hold valid ABA/UCI licenses OR purchase a Single Event License at an additional cost of $10 CAD.

Zone4 Registration
Registration closes on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 11:59 PM (in 1 week and 5 days) .

Event Dates & Registration

Two days of sanctioned track racing prior to the Canada Day criterium.

Location

Friday, June 28 - Madison Clinic

From 18:00 - 20:00 on Friday night we’ll be hosting a madison clinic to help teams get comfortable with their partners for Saturday’s racing.

Even if you’re not racing the madison events, you are welcome to join us on the track.

Saturday, June 29 - ⅙ Six Day

EC - Endurance Cup
SC - Sprinter Cup

When What
Sat. 09:00 Doors Open
09:30 License Check & Open Track
10:00 EC - Madison Chase (C, then B, then A)
  SC - Flying Lap (C, then B, then A)
11:30 EC - Madison Time Trial (C, then B, then A)
  SC - Chariot Race (C, then B, then A)
12:30 Lunch & Open Track
13:30 EC - Partner 1 Elimination (C, then B, then A)
  EC - Partner 2 Win & Out (C, then B, then A)
  SC - Handicap Race (C, then B, then A)
15:00 EC - Madison (C, then B, then A)
  SC - Match Sprints (C, then B, then A)
17:00 Podiums

Start times are subject to change, be prepared to remain at the track for most of the day.

Sunday, June 30 - Omnium + Keirin

OM - Omnium
KE - Keirin

When What
Sun. 09:00 Doors Open
09:30 License Check & Open Track
10:00 KE - Flying 200 (C, then B, then A)
  OM - Scratch Races (C, then B, then A)
11:30 KE - 1st Round (C, then B, then A)
  OM - Tempo Races (C, then B, then A)
12:30 Lunch & Open Track
13:30 KE - Repechages (C, then B, then A)
  OM - Elimination Races (C, then B, then A)
14:30 KE - ½ Finals (C, then B, then A)
  OM - Points Races (C, then B, then A)
  KE - Finals (C, then B, then A)
17:00 Podiums

Start times are subject to change, be prepared to remain at the track for most of the day.

BBQ & Refreshments

Our BBQ will be staffed by volunteers both Saturday and Sunday.

We plan to be grilling a number of delicious summer treats from our friends at Blush Lane & SPUD.ca.

Podiums & Prizes

There will be a podium celebration at the end of each day for each ability group.

Prizing will be determined after registration closes.

Podium protocols will be in effect.

Ability Levels

There will be three ability levels:

A Category - Men Road Cat 1/2/3
B Category - Men Road Cat 4, Women Road Cat 1/2/3
C Category - Men Road Cat 5, Women Road Cat 3/4/5, Citizens

Choose your level accordingly and consider basing it on your experiences at Track League, etc.

Number Placement

Number Pinning Right Side

If you have already received your 2019 ABA numbers, please wear them for this race. If this is your first ABA race, you will be assigned your race numbers at sign-in. The Frame plate is NOT required for this race.

$10 Fine - Failure To Use Already Assigned Road Body Numbers

A gentle reminder that failing to bring your personal race numbers will cost you a $10 replacement cost. Please ensure that you have your numbers well before your start time.

Please Note: Madison Cup entrants will be assigned numbers.

Rain Action Plan

On the day before the events, if Environment Canada forecast shows an 80% or greater chance of rain for event day, the race will be cancelled. There is no provisional day in the event of a rain-out.

A cancellation notice will be emailed to all registrants, and posted on social media.

ABA/CC/UCI Regulations

This event will be run in accordance to ABA/CCC/UCI Cycling regulations. Riders are responsible for knowing and understanding these regulations.

You may review the ABA/CCC/UCI regulations and companion guides on the ABA website.

For specific information concerning ABA regulations in track events, please refer to the following guide.

Rider Conduct

Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated, including but not limited to public urination, littering, use of profane language and verbal abuse of officials.

Anti-Doping Compliance

The ABA complies with and fully supports the UCI anti-doping regulations, the clauses of the World Anti-Doping Code and its international standards to which the UCI anti-doping regulations refer and to the anti-doping regulations of other competent bodies as per the regulations of the UCI.

⅙ Six Day

Registration

Register for the Endurance Cup or the Sprinter Cup.

For the Endurance Cup, do your best to declare your teammate during registration.

Don't Have a Teammate?

Don't worry! Register solo and we'll pair you up with someone on either Friday night or Saturday morning.

Ability Levels

There will be three ability levels:

A Category - Men Road Cat 1/2/3
B Category - Men Road Cat 4, Women Road Cat 1/2/3
C Category - Men Road Cat 5, Women Road Cat 3/4/5, Citizens

Choose your level accordingly and consider basing it on your experiences at Track League, etc.

Race Format

The goal of this meet is to have a miniature Six Day event in Alberta. The event will have an endurance cup and a sprinters’ cup; riders will only sign up for one.

Race Day

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 09:00

Officials

To Be Announced

Schedule

EC - Endurance Cup
SC - Sprinter Cup

When What
Sat. 09:00 Doors Open
09:30 License Check & Open Track
10:00 EC - Madison Chase (C, then B, then A)
  SC - Flying Lap (C, then B, then A)
11:30 EC - Madison Time Trial (C, then B, then A)
  SC - Chariot Race (C, then B, then A)
12:30 Lunch & Open Track
13:30 EC - Partner 1 Elimination (C, then B, then A)
  EC - Partner 2 Win & Out (C, then B, then A)
  SC - Handicap Race (C, then B, then A)
15:00 EC - Madison (C, then B, then A)
  SC - Match Sprints (C, then B, then A)
17:00 Podiums

Start times are subject to change, be prepared to remain at the track for most of the day.

Endurance Cup Details

The endurance cup will be a Team Event. Each team will consist of two riders. Scoring will be done “Laps before Points.” This means that the winning team at the end of the event is the team with the most points on the lead lap. Teams will earn points based on their placement in each event, which will contribute to their total.

Teams that take a lap during an event will not be awarded any points, but will be considered +1 Lap, teams that are lapped will not lose any points, but will be considered -1 Lap. Points are used to rank teams on the same lap.

For example, if Team A is +1 Lap and has 20 points, Team B is +1 Lap with 30 points, and Team C is -1 Lap with 50 points, Team B is in first place, then A, then C.

Madison Chase

This is a Madison Scratch race. The first rider across the line wins for their team.

Category Distance
A 20 minutes + 3 laps
B 15 minutes + 3 laps
C 10 minutes + 3 laps

Madison Kilo

Teams will try to complete a Flying 1000m as fast as possible. One rider will be thrown in at the start, with the second being thrown in approximately half way through.

Elimination + Win & Out

Teams will have to select one rider to compete in the elimination, while the other will have to race the win and out. Who races which event will be determined at the time of the event. A single rider cannot do both events.

We will run a standard elimination race.

Win & Out will consist of a neutral lap, one race lap, and then the bell. The first racer across line after the bell has won. Each subsequent lap is raced for second, third, fourth, etc. until all riders have been placed.

Madison

Category Laps Sprint
A 72 12
B 60 10
C 48 8

Subject to change at race organizer discretion.

Notes

From the UCI regulations - page 36:

3.2.161

The first team in each intermediate sprint shall be awarded 5 points, the second 3 points, the third 2 points and the fourth one point. Points awarded in the last sprint after the full distance will be doubled (10 points, 6 points, 4 points, 2 points).

3.2.162

Where there is a draw on points, the places in the final sprint shall decide.

Any team that gains a lap on the main bunch is awarded 20 points.

Any team that loses a lap on the main bunch is deducted 20 points.

Alberta &frac16 Six Day - Rule Change

Any team that gains a lap on the main bunch is +1 lap.

Any team that loses a lap on the main bunch is -1 lap.

Race procedure

3.2.163

A first group of riders, formed of one rider of each team, take their places at the start. Half of this group shall be lined up along the outside balustrade and the other half shall be lined up in the sprinters’ lane with holders.

A second group of riders, formed of the other riders of each team, shall be lined up along the opposite outside balustrade.

A flying start shall be taken by the first group of riders after one neutralised lap. During the neutralised lap, the second group of riders must remain motionless.

3.2.164

Riders of a same team may relay one another at will by a touch of the hand or the shorts.

3.2.165

Sprints shall be run according to the Regulations governing Sprint.

3.2.166

A team shall be considered to have gained a lap when it catches up with the last rider of the largest bunch. A rider who drops behind the bunch shall not assist chasing rider(s) to gain a lap on the pain of disqualification of his team.

Sprinter Cup Details

The sprinter cup will be an individual omnium event where riders will collect points based on their results on each individual event. The omnium rankings will then determine the pairings for match sprint finals, which will determine the final placement of the riders.

Flying Lap

Riders will complete one lap (333m) as fast as possible from a flying start.

Chariot

A one lap scratch race from a standing start. Heats will consist of no more than six riders. Riders will be placed in the first heat based on flying lap times. The finals will be based on results from the first heat of chariots.

Handicap

A 3-lap scratch race from a standing start. Riders will be ordered based on omnium position with the last placed rider at the front, and the first placed rider at the back. There will be at least ten meters between each rider; however, the race organizer, based on field size and rider ability, may change this.

Matched Sprints

Riders will compete in a single knockout, winner take all matched sprint. Riders will be paired up based on their omnium placement (1v2, 3v4, 5v6…) and the first person across the line after 2 laps is the winner.

Results in this event will be the determinant of the overall Sprinter Cup Classification (ie. The winner of the 1v2 matched sprint will be the overall Sprinter Cup winner, the loser will take second overall).

Omnium + Keirin

Registration

Register for the Omnium and/or the Keirin Series. You are free to race both.

Ability Levels

There will be three ability levels:

A Category - Men Road Cat 1/2/3
B Category - Men Road Cat 4, Women Road Cat 1/2/3
C Category - Men Road Cat 5, Women Road Cat 3/4/5, Citizens

Choose your level accordingly and consider basing it on your experiences at Track League, etc.

Race Format

We will be running the Endurance Omnium and mix in a Keirin series between Omnium events. Racers are free to race in both the Omnium and Keirin series.

Race Day

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 09:00

Officials

To Be Announced

Schedule

OM - Omnium
KE - Keirin

When What
Sun. 09:00 Doors Open
09:30 License Check & Open Track
10:00 KE - Flying 200 (C, then B, then A)
  OM - Scratch Races (C, then B, then A)
11:30 KE - 1st Round (C, then B, then A)
  OM - Tempo Races (C, then B, then A)
12:30 Lunch & Open Track
13:30 KE - Repechages (C, then B, then A)
  OM - Elimination Races (C, then B, then A)
14:30 KE - ½ Finals (C, then B, then A)
  OM - Points Races (C, then B, then A)
  KE - Finals (C, then B, then A)
17:00 Podiums

Start times are subject to change, be prepared to remain at the track for most of the day.

Omnium Details

The Omnium format is described here.

Race Distances

Scratch & Tempo

Category Distance Laps
A 10km 30
B 8km 24
C 4km 12

Points

Category Distance Laps Sprints
A 20km 60 10
B 16km 48 8
C 10km 30 5

Keirin Details

Riders compete in a sprint after completing 2.5 laps behind a motorized pacer who will leave the track with 2.5 laps to go (this is for 333.33m tracks).

The number of laps without the motorized pacer shall equal the number of laps behind the motorized pacer.

Format

Emergency Response Plan

First Aid Onsite

There will be multiple first-aiders on site. In the event of an emergency, an ambulance will be called to provide additional support. The Argyll Velodrome address is:

6850 88 St NW, 
Edmonton, AB T6E 5H6 

The University of Alberta Hospital or The Grey Nuns Community Hospital are the closest hospitals to the Argyll Velodrome.

University of Alberta Hospital

Grey Nuns Community Hospital

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