Alta Via Stage Race - Rules



We encour­age all rid­ers to care­fully read the Alta Via Stage Race Rules before start­ing their train­ing and refer back to them dur­ing the race. In case of prob­lems, igno­rance of the rules will not be con­sid­ered as a mit­i­gat­ing factor.

This is a brief sum­mary of the main rules which relate to the run­ning of Alta Via Stage Race.

  • Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the race is at your own risk.
  • The organ­is­ers are not respon­si­ble for any dam­age to peo­ple, ani­mals or things.
  • Ath­letes’ equip­ment and cloth­ing must be suit­able for the weather and you must be pre­pared for sud­den changes in cli­matic conditions.
  • It is manda­tory to use the GPS instru­ment to fol­low the route.
  • Each ath­lete must have a rac­ing license or a sport med­ical cer­tifi­cate. A copy of the doc­u­ment must be sent to the orga­ni­za­tion by 15 May 2015.
  • When the route is on open roads, ath­letes may encounter vehi­cles, includ­ing those com­ing towards rid­ers. At all times, when the race goes onto roads which are open for traf­fic, rid­ers must respect the Ital­ian High­way Code.
  • Ath­letes who are not present at the start are auto­mat­i­cally disqualified.
  • Cycle hel­mets must be worn through­out the race.
  • Cyclists can be over­taken from the left or the right hand side.
  • Objec­tions must be made not more than 15 min­utes after the end of the stage. They must be made in writ­ing to the Race Direc­tors, accom­pa­nied by a fee of 50 euros.
  • The organ­is­ers reserve the right to mod­ify the route and the rules at any time.

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