Race regulations

Styrkeprøven is a cyclosportive race which purpose is to inspire cyclists

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Article 1: Organizers

Styrkeprøven is organized by Styrkeprøven AS, Ekebergveien 101, N-1178 Oslo, Norway. The race is held between June 15th and June 17th 2018. The race has five start sites - Trondheim, Kvam, Lillehammer, Gjøvik and Eidsvoll.

Article 2: Participants

The race is open to all whom is 17 or older by year-end 2018. From Eidsvoll riders, who are 12 or older by year-end 2018, can participate if accompanied by an adult. All riders must have a valid annual tour license alternatively purchase a Tour License from the organizers.

Article 3: Other

All riders must adhere to the Norwegian Traffic Regulations as published by Norwegian Law and these race Regulations.Please observe that any and all participation in Styrkeprøven is on the rider’s own responsibility and is responsible for violation of current traffic rules and violations at present regulations. Participants are responsible for Timing Chip is attached as the organizer has described. The Timing Chip must follow the rider from start to finish. In aborted rides the Timing Chip must be removed immediately.

Riders are obliged to comply with instructions given by the police, judges, or other of the race officials and are themselves responsible for taking care of their start time. Riders, as a result of lack of experience or physical insufficiency that represents a danger to others can be taken out of the ride.

Participants have an unconditional obligation for, during and after the race, strictly adhering to the current traffic regulations, and in every respect consider other road users as the prevailing conditions do necessary.

Article 4: Equipment

Please note
All riders must adhere to the following:

Helmet

Covered helmet is mandatory. The helmet must be good padded and have solid straps. If the rider does not have a
helmet, the rider will not be allowed to start the race.

Communication

Please note – internal radio link or other forms of internal communication equipment is not allowed.

Clothing

Standard cycling shirts and BIBs are to be used. Sleeveless t-shirts are not allowed. Time Trial clothing is allowed.

Bike

The bike must have two identical size wheels. The front wheel must be steerable and the drivetrain must be fixed to the back wheel.

Please also note recumbent bikes are allowed for disabled riders.

Time Trial bikes or standard road bikes with Time Trial handlebars are not allowed.

Article 5: Personal Service Vehicles

Please observe that no Personal Service Vehicles are allowed in Styrkeprøven.

Police, Commissars or other representatives from the organizers will stop such vehicles. Riders connected with such vehicles will be disqualified.

Styrkeprøven has its own fleet of neutral Service Vehicles available to all riders. Please call + 47 9201 0952 for Service.

Article 6: Food stops

Nine food stops as follows: Soknedal, Oppdalsporten, Dombås, Kvam, Kvitfjelltunet, Biri, Totenvika, Stensby Hospital and Kløfta.

Article 7: Special Regulations

Any rider utilizing a motorized vehicle as aid, or by purpose demonstrating any form of unsportsmanlike behaviour will be disqualified.

Article 8: Prizes

Following prizes are awarded

  1. Participant medal to all riders completing the race. The medal will be awarded in Vallhall Arena
  2. Flowers and gifts according to Styrkeprøven AS' statutes

Article 9: Anti doping

The Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF) NIFs antidoping Regulations are enforced.

Can it be proved that a participant is affected by such medications, or traces of such evidence can be found in his / her food portfolio, this results in instantaneous withdrawal of the license. Participants may, on suspicion of doping, find that samples of their food inventory are taken for chemical analysis and they must undertake to review the tests that the competent authorities may find necessary. Participants in the Styrkepröven must accept that they may be tested for doping, even if this is not suspected.

Please observe unscheduled testing may occur during and after the race.

Article 10: Penalties

  • Unsportsmanlike behavior and serious violations of the Norwegian Traffic Code will lead to disqualification.
  • Riders disposing garbage outside clearly marked drop zones will be disqualified, alternatively fined.
  • Riders utilizing a vehicle declared by the Police, Commissars or Organizers to be a Service Vehicle will be disqualified. 

Article 11: Environment

Disposal of garbage along the route is strictly prohibited. Such disposals at relevant food stops or other clearly marked public picnic areas may be used.