Rules & Regulations
The Langkawi International MTB Challenge 2011 is organized by Human Voyage (M) Sdn. Bhd. Its headquarters is located at 165-3-9 Wisma Mutiara, Jalan Sungai Besi, 57100 Kuala Lumpur.
The Mountain Bike races (Cross Country) XC shall run according to the UCI Regulations. These races are sanctioned by the International Cycling Union (UCI), Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC) and the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) as the host country.
HUMAN VOYAGE (M) SDN BHD
165-3-9, Wisma Mutiara, Jalan Sungai Besi, 57100 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA.
Ph: +603 92220786 Fax: +603 92221786 Skype: human.voyage
The Race Office shall be open daily at 0900 to 1800 hours (GMT +8.00) from Monday to Friday in the Kuala Lumpur Headquarters and from 15th to 17th October at Race Village in KUAH Town, Langkawi Island.
A compulsory Team Managers Meeting in the presence of the President of the Commissaries’ Panel (PCP) is scheduled at 1700 hours on 17th October at the location which will be informed later via the website. It is compulsory for riders to attend (riders may be excused from meeting if team managers attend)
The license control and distribution of race numbers shall take place on 17th October 2011 from 0800 to 1600 hours at Race Village, KUAH Town, Langkawi. Under NO circumstances can a rider without a license be entered in the race. Malaysian citizens and Permanent Residents without valid INTERNATIONAL race license will be required to pay an additional RM 15.00 during registration process for issuance of temporary INTERNATIONAL race license by Malaysian National Cyclist Federation (MNCF). It is valid during the entire race period only.
Master Men and Senior Master Men Category riders are NOT required to obtain a license.
International participants are required to obtain his/her INTERNATIONAL race license from their National Federation. NO INTERNATIONAL race license will be issued to Non-Citizens/Residents.
If a rider has forgotten his/her INTERNATIONAL race license, the rider should contact his/her National Federation requesting them to send a fax confirming that he/she is indeed a current INTERNATIONAL race license holder.
A rider whose INTERNATIONAL race license could not be verified and whose status as a non-suspended license holder cannot be established in any other manner may not start and may not be listed in the classification of the event.
All riders MUST display all issued race numbers at all times during the stage. Riders not displaying their race number properly and clearly will be warned and following a second offence will be disqualified (DSQ) at the discretion of the Commissaries’ panel.
Bike number plates MUST be firmly fixed on the front of the bike, and MUST not be obscured by cables or any other item.
Race number plates may not be altered or mutilated in any way, including cutting, bending, adding stickers, removing existing stickers or trimming. NO replacement will be made available. This practice will result in immediate disqualification (DSQ) without further enquiry.
Race leaders are obliged to wear the leader jerseys with sponsorship labels provided by the Race Management.
A rider’s sponsor badge/logo fixed on any leader jersey MUST not cover or obscure the existing LIMBC branding and sponsors’ logos.
The event is open individually to athletes of Nineteen (19) years old and above only and divided into Four (4) categories as stated below. NO exceptions to this rule.
MEN ELITE (ME) – 19 to 39 years old only. WOMEN ELITE (WE) – 19 years old & above.
MEN MASTERS (MM) – 40 to 50 years old. SENIOR MASTERS (SM) – 51 years old & above.
1. International Participation USD 400 (Four Hundred US Dollar)
- Hotel accommodation will be provided base on twin sharing basis for the whole duration of the event with nutritional and well balanced meals throughout entire race period.
- Return airport transfers.
(participants are required to send us their travel details in advance by e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to +603 9222 1786 attention to: Ms. Alia to avoid any transfers delay)
- Exclusive invitation to Closing Dinner Ceremony.
2. Local Participation RM 150 (Ringgit Malaysia One Hundred & Fifty)
- Hostel accommodation will be provided to first 400 confirmed participants only at KEM BINA SEMANGAT, Jalan Batu Asah, 07000 Langkawi.
- Exclusive invitation to Closing Dinner Ceremony.
(Local riders are welcome to upgrade as per International riders to enjoy the same privileges)
3. MTB Jamboree 44KM – Open RM 60 (Ringgit Malaysia Sixty Only)
- 4 Checkpoints & 3 Feed/Technical Assistance zone.
- Pre-packed meals and beverage for each person.
- Lucky Draw ticket.
(Limit to 1,000 riders only)
Online registration and entry fees payment can be made through VISA or MASTERCARD on secure online payment from our website or send us the complete filled up registration form downloaded from the website and fax it to +603 92221786 together with proof of payment of your entry fees. All payment MUST be made before closing date to secure confirmation. Limit to 1,000 participation only. Closing date is 16th September 2011.
No refunds and transfers will be entertained. No exceptions to this rule.
Article 175 of the Anti-Doping Rules on selection of riders to be tested for one day events (all disciplines) the following MUST appear at Doping Control Station:-
- The Winner
- Two riders selected at random by the inspector
Any Rider including any Rider who has abandoned the Race, shall be aware that he/she may have been selected to undergo Testing after the Race and is responsible for ensuring personally whether he/she is required to appear for Sample collection. Riders who are required to appear for Sample collection shall be displayed at the entrance of the Doping Control Station, finish line or another appropriate place that shall be determined and announced by the Anti-Doping Inspector.
The obligations under this article cease to exist as soon as the rider has signed that he has been notified in person that he has been selected to undergo Testing. Positive results will lead to disqualification (DSQ) from the event, and those results will be forwarded to the national cycling federations.
A rider will be withdrawn from the race whose time is 80% slower of the race leader’s first lap. He/she is required to leave the race at the end of his/her lap in the zone provided for the purpose (“the 80% zone”) except when the riders are on his/her final lap.
A lapped rider or a slow rider pulled out at the 80% zone is not considered to be any longer in the race, so consequently he/she is NOT ALLOWED to help a teammate with technical assistance.
Lapped riders MUST complete the lap during which they were lapped and leave the event via the designated exit and they will be listed in the results in the order in which they are pulled out of the race plus number of laps which have not been completed.
Riders that cannot continue the race, for whatever reason, MUST immediately inform the Finish Line Judge.
A pick-up truck will be located at selected location for transfers to Start and Finish zone and all riders shall be classified as Did Not Finish (DNF). Actual location will be announced during Team Manager’s Meeting and race briefing before race start.
Riders MUST follow further instruction from Marshals or Race Officials and shall not obstruct other riders from continuing to the Finish Line.
Individual rider times will be displayed, including time penalties.
The recorded time includes the individual rider’s stage time, plus applicable penalties. The individual men’s and women’s general classification on time are obligatory. UCI points are awarded for these races:-
- Day 1 “ROUND ISLAND” (XCM) 62KM
- Day 2 KAMPUNG TOK SENIK RESORT (XCO) 7.3KM per lap.
The Individual General Classification is based on an Individual competitor’s cumulative time for each stage. Where two or more riders make the same time in the General Individual time classification, the place obtained in the last stage ridden is taken into consideration.
NO late starts will be allowed or entertained.
There will be four (4) mandatory checkpoints and three (3) Feed/Technical Assistance zones and it is the responsibility of the riders to make sure they have been checked in.
Riders that do not ensure they are checked in at the checkpoints will be disqualified (DSQ).
The locations of Checkpoints and Feed/Technical Assistance zones will be published.
All riders MUST follow the official route and follow further instructions from Marshals and Officials Crew.
Feeding is permitted ONLY in the zones designated for that purpose which are also used as technical assistance zones.
Physical contact between feeders/mechanics and riders will be permitted only in Feed/Technical Assistance Zones. Water bottles and food MUST be passed up to the rider by hand by the feeder or mechanic. The feeder or mechanic is not permitted to run alongside his rider.
NO rider may turn back in the opposite direction of the course in order to reach a Feed/Technical Assistance zone. A rider MUST continue on the course and stop in the next zone. Any rider doing so will be disqualified (DSQ).
Authorized technical assistance during race consists of repairs to or the replacement of any part of the bicycle other than the frame. Bike changes are not permitted and the rider MUST cross the finishing line with the same handlebar number plate that he/she had at the start.
Technical assistance shall only be given in the Feed/Technical Assistance zones. Bike repairs may be performed on the route by the riders but without obstructing other riders.
Spare equipment and tools for repairs may be kept in these zones. Repairs and equipment changes can be carried out by team mechanic or the rider himself. Small items such as an inner tube or a small tool may be handed up from the Feed/Technical Assistance zone.
In addition to technical assistance in feed zones, technical assistance is permitted outside these zones only between riders who are members of the same team or of the national team. Riders may carry tools and spare parts provided that these do not involve any danger to the rider himself or to other competitors.
Staff working for riders MUST wear readily identifiable team clothing.
The spraying of water on riders or bicycles by the feeders or mechanics is FORBIDDEN.
A rider must complete the entire distance of the race and are responsible for following the official route.
NO alcohol or illicit drugs are permitted during the race.
A rider is not permitted to take any shortcuts or to omit a circuit, or take other advantage of a similar nature against opponents. Anyone who is found to have altered the course has his/her accreditation removed or, in case of the rider, is disqualified (DSQ).
If a rider exits the course for any reason, he/she MUST return to the course at the same point from which he/she exited. If the commissaries panel deems that the rider gained advantages, the rider will be automatically disqualified (DSQ).
Any walking, running or riding by a rider, which is carried out without the intention of directly re-joining the course, or other activity in breach of the regulations, which takes place outside of the marked course area, can result in disqualification (DSQ).
A rider MUST act in a polite manner at all times and permit any faster rider to overtake without obstructing and shall act with utmost caution. He/she shall be held responsible for any accidents that they cause.
A rider MUST respect all local cultures, customs and environmental habitat surroundings and ride only on the official route.
A rider MUST avoid polluting the area and not leave any waste or litter. Any offence will lead to time penalties or disqualification (DSQ).
NO glass containers of any kind are permitted on or near the course.
Neither fires nor smoking will be permitted on the course at any time. Riders violating this rule will be disqualified (DSQ).
A rider MUST not use offensive or abusive language during the race, act in an unsporting manner, being disrespectful to the officials, or ignore the race regulations.
Any rider reported for trespassing on private land relating to the route of the LIMBC 2011 at any time of the year will receive a lifetime ban from riding the race.
Competitors may not receive any outside assistance other than at the designated Feed/Technical Assistance zone, under the current regulations it is the responsibility of the rider NOT TO ACCEPT any material offered by the public.
NO towing or pushing is allowed except in cases of emergency and this will be subject to the Commissaries’ call.
Riders are not allowed to draft behind other riders who are not participating in LIMBC.
No other form of drafting is permitted whatsoever including, but not limited to, private vehicles, motorcycles and trucks.
A presentation ceremony will be held each day following the finish of all categories.
Riders who are to be awarded race prizes are to be ready for the Stage and Presentation at least 10 minutes before the scheduled race presentation times. These times will be notified during daily race briefings for the subsequent day.
Winners and place getters will need to be available for 15 minutes for post race presentation, media access and interviews.
The top three (3) finishes in each category MUST attend the Official Prize Giving Ceremony.
Unless otherwise stated, riders shall appear at official ceremonies wearing competition clothing.
Specific escort or support vehicles not provided by the LIMBC Race Management Team are not permitted to follow the race route. However, supporters may drive their own vehicles along public roads to reach vantage points to vocally support riders. Some sections of the course will be closed to all non-event traffic, including public roads. Their closures MUST be respected by all.
Only mountain bikes in good working order will be allowed to start the race. NO cyclo-cross bikes, touring bikes or road bikes allowed. You may ONLY use 26” or 29” wheeled mountain bikes. Any width-sized tires may be used. Competitors may use semi slick tires but NO road slick tires.
Bikes MUST be race-ready at the start of each stage, and during the race.
Handlebar ends and handlebar extensions shall be plugged and MUST not have sharp or jagged edges.
Maintenance of bicycles during the race is the responsibility of each rider. The Organizer is not responsible for any damages or loss incurred towards a riders bicycle during LIMBC 2011.
In all cases of maintenance and repair during a stage, riders are still required to complete the full distance of the stage with their bikes and within the time allowed.
Bike repair services are available from LIMBC Race Technical Service partners in the Technical zone at each stage finish. All service charges shall be borne by participants.
Bike spare parts needed during repair services are NOT provided by LIMBC Race Technical Service partners.
A rider not wearing a helmet at any stage of the race will be disqualified (DSQ) and all helmets MUST comply with international ‘ANSI’, ‘SNELL’, ‘SIRIM’ or other appropriate standards.
Appropriate riding attire, including a shirt, MUST be worn at all times. NO sleeveless shirts will be allowed.
Eye protection and fully enclosed footwear is strongly recommended.
NO headphones or other audio devices will be allowed to be used during the race. This is for safety reasons.
Riders MUST complete the full designated route and distance of all stages.
Only riders who complete all five (5) stages within allocated times will be considered LIMBC Race Finishers.
Riders who do not complete five (5) stages, will not be eligible towards contesting in the overall general classification of the race.
Riders absent for any stage of the race are automatically disqualified (DSQ) from LIMBC.
The LIMBC Race will not have exclusive use of any public roads during the race. All directional signage and regular traffic regulations along the race course MUST be observed and followed at all times during the race.
Instructions of marshals and local authorities MUST be strictly followed.
Riders who do not obey the traffic regulations or who endanger others will be warned and following a second offence will be given a time penalty of 30 minutes. Subsequent offences will be punished at the discretion of the Race Director.
Where any additional rule interpretation is required, or where specific provision for any incident has not been made in these rules, the decision of the Commissaries Panel will be final.