2012 USA Cycling Collegiate Track Nationals Communique 1

  
  



2012 USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championships
September 20-22, 2012
The Superdrome, Frisco, TX

Communiquè 1

General Information
1.  All events will be run according to current USAC and Collegiate rules and regulations, published event formats, and information in the communiqués. Helmets must conform to USAC rules and must be worn at all times while on the bike. Helmets must be securely fastened and meet CPSC standard for bicycle helmets. Any European certified helmets, such as Catlike and Casco, are not permitted.
 
2.  The officials for the event are as follows:
Bruce Brasaemle (Chief Referee), Steve Crews (Starter), Bonnie Walker (Judge-Referee), Vicki Mackzum (Secretary), Cyndi Smith (Chief Judge), Mark Nelson (Judge),  Reydesel Garcia (Judge), John Allen (Referee), Joe Morgan (Referee). The Race Director is Lura Popovich.  USA Cycling National Events Manager on site is Tony Leko.
 
3.  Members of the race jury for the event are Bruce Brasaemle, Bonnie Walker, John Allen and Steve Crews (alternate).
 
4.  NUMBERS MUST BE WORN ACCORDING TO THE TABLE BELOW, and may not be trimmed or folded. Riders presenting themselves at the line without the proper numbers, with their numbers trimmed, or with their numbers folded may have their start refused. Riders who lose their number will be charged $15 for a replacement.
 
 Event Numbers to be worn
3000 meter / 4000 meter TT 1 number (center of back is OK)
Team Pursuit / Team Sprint 1 number (center of back is OK)
Kilometer / 500 meter TT 1 number (center of back is OK)
Sprint Qualifying (Flying 200m TT) 2 numbers (on hip)
Match Sprints 2 numbers (on hip)
Scratch Race / Points Race 2 numbers (on hip)
 
For the races where 2 hip numbers are required, they must be placed so that one hip number
is on the left side positioned for the photo finish and the other numbers positioned for the
Announcer and the Spectators.
 
5.  Collegiate Team Jersey’s need to be worn in all events. 
 
6.  Rider heats and competitions will be published and announced. Riders may not delay competition (not reporting as scheduled or taking too much time to get ready). If you plan to scratch from an event you have entered, you must do so prior to the start of the session.
 
7.  Check in for team events must be completed by the end of the previous day’s morning session. Failure to check in may result in omission from the start sheet and may have your start refused.
 
8.  Riders/teams may have only one coach on the track apron during any event. In mass start events, coaches must stay on the grass.
 
9.  All riders, managers, coaches, mechanics, and spectators are under the supervision of the officials and under the regulations of the USAC. Inappropriate conduct may result in removal from the infield or facility.
 
10.  For those events where seeding is based on a timed qualification, riders withdrawing after qualifications and before the first heats are established will be replaced by the next fastest rider. After the rounds commence, no one will move in to the vacated position, and the result will be left blank.
 
11.  500 Meter Time Trial will be run as two-up heats with one rider starting on the home straight and the other on the back straight.
 
12.  Kilometer Time Trial will be run as two-up heats with one rider starting on the home straight and the other on the back straight.
 
13.  3000 Meter Time Trial and 4000 Meter Time Trial will be run as two-up heats with one rider starting on the home straight and the other on the back straight.  Any rider who is caught, must finish the distance to have their time recorded.  Do not draft or re-pass (disqualification).
 
14.  For all Team Pursuit competitions, the riders shall start either side by side or staggered at an angle of 45 degrees behind the start line.
 
15.  Men Team Pursuits will be conducted over 4km and Women Team Pursuits will be conducted over 3km, with a minimum of 3 riders and a maximum of 4 riders per team. No composite teams allowed. Except for the distance and number of competitors, team pursuit rules (mishaps, etc.) apply as written. Team pursuits will be conducted with only one team on the track at a time and will start on the home straight. Teams will be timed on the leading wheel of the third rider.
 
16.  Collegiate Team Sprint will be conducted with only one team on the track at a time. It will be run over 6 laps, with a minimum of 2 riders and a maximum of 6 riders per team. No composite teams allowed. Each team must have at least 1 woman and no more than 4 men per team. Women must lead the team for a minimum of 2 laps. Teams will be timed on the leading wheel of the first rider. Only standard drop handlebars are allowed.
 
17.  Points Races will be conducted as follows: There will be 3 Men’s qualifying heats conducted over 15km (60 laps) and the final will be 30km (120 laps). There will be 2 Women’s qualifying heats conducted over 10km (40 laps) and the final will be 20 km (60 laps). Sprints will be every 10 laps. Ties on points are broken by order of finish in the final sprint.

18. Scratch Races will be conducted as follows: There will be 3 Men’s qualifying heats conducted over 8km (32 laps) and the final will be 12km (48 laps). There will be 2 Women’s qualifying heats conducted over 6km (24 laps) and the final will be 8km (32 laps).
 
19.  The top 24 riders will advance from the 200m qualifying time trial in the Men Sprints.
 
20.  The top 18 riders will advance from the 200m qualifying time trial in the Women Sprints.
 
21.  All bicycles must comply with UCI regulations pertaining to the track. Riders must present their bicycles for inspection prior to taking the track for their start.
 
22.  Antidoping Testing may be conducted by USADA for this event in accordance with USADA regulations. 



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